Providing a sense of rootedness and hearth, these homes appear firmly anchored to the ground with low roof lines and massive central chimneys, creating exquisite shadows. Interior plans provide openness and promote unity, featuring few doors but strips of windows and moulding. Prairie homes have a significant horizontal feel to them molding themselves into the surrounding landscape.
- Structure: Prairie homes feature strong horizontal lines with low roofs, broad overhangs, and strips of casement windows
- Exterior Doors: Emphasis on asymmetry and straight lines, glass along the top third of the door; Usually hidden under a porte-cochere or behind a protective wall
- Windows: Linear stained glass patterns placed along horizontal planes to emphasize the lines of the structure
- Colors: Inspired by the prairie including tans and browns