Here are some of the styles of older homes you will encounter in the South-West:
Craftsman. Smallish single story with full or partial-width porches framed by tapered columns, overhanging eaves, and exposed roof rafters. Similar to, but usually slightly bigger than, the earlier California Bungalow style.
Prairie. Originated by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Prairie-style house comes in two styles – boxy and symmetrical or low-slung and asymmetrical.
Mid-Century Modern. Unmistakably retro in feel, mid-century modern style homes are often identifiable by their smaller and sometimes odd-sized windows, lack of ornamentation, and gently pitched roofs.                                                                                   Next in Part 2: 3 More Styles.