Octagon Style:

Octagon shaped houses were popular for a short time in the mid 19th century in the U.S. and Canada. This style/shape of house is traced back to one man; Orson Squire Fowler. He believed in the practicality of an Octagon shaped house over the more widely accepted rectangle shape. Fowler believed the advantages of this style included more natural light, cheaper build, more living space, easier to heat in the winter and easier to cool in the summer. The book The Octagon House: A Home For All, or A New, Cheap, Convenient, and Superior Mode of Building Written by Fowler encouraged the building of these style homes. He actually believed the ideal shaped house was a circle but, since this would be extremely hard to build, an octagon shape would suffice.

Common Features

  • Octagon (8 sided) shape
  • Flat Roof
  • Central Staircase
  • Symmetrical

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Octagon Homes for Sale

Where public record describes the property as being Octagon and/or the listing agent has identified the home as being Octagon. Those are the listings you will find displayed below.

Find the perfect home

One of the first things you can do to find your perfect home, is to identify the architectural style that you like best. You can do this by looking at pictures of different houses on the internet or print publications, browsing our website, or from simply driving through neighborhoods. 

After you have identified what style you want, it’s time to start looking for homes using our unique search tool!
You can filter down through the thousands of homes for sale to search for homes by architectural style that interest you using the dropdown menu below…

*Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed, and should be verified by visitors/buyers. Houses for Sale categorized in this particular “style” are curated through the MLS system and displayed on this page based on the Listing Brokerage’s identification under a particular “style” which may or may not be accurate. It’s recommended that you verify accuracy through the listing agent directly or you may feel free to contact us if you are not currently already being represented by your own agent, and we will be happy to research the style type further for you. Silva Realty Group and/or its agents, employees shall not be held liable for any inaccuracies in property style errors or any other listing errors made by any other brokerages, agencies, employees/staff or third party vendors.