Most commonly connected to modern architecture of the 1940s–60s. Usonian style is about, community, planning, and human need all designed with human scale in mind.

Initially coined by Frank Lloyd Wright during the turn of the century, the Usonian style intended to represent the native architectural style of the United States, Usonian homes lack ornamentation and instead focus on design integration between nature, community, and scale. Plans primarily consisted of three main areas: living space at one end, kitchen/dining at the intersection, and small bedrooms on the other.


– flat roofs with large overhangs

– integrated windows

– dominant horizontal lines

– open living areas 

– built-in furniture and storage

– zoned plans