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.
- Octagon (8 sided) shape
- Flat Roof
- Central Staircase
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