The year is 1900, the American flag only has 45 stars and the average home size is 950 square feet. That is except for the Biltmore house in Asheville, North Carolina -- the largest home of its day.
So the story goes according to who has created an interactive infographic taking visitors on a 115-year journey through the history of American homes.
"" stops at each decade to highlight factoids about the period, and showcase the iconic house style of the times. Visitors are also treated to little tidbits that highlight how much home-life has changed throughout the years.
For example, modern conveniences like in-home plumbing were nonexistent in 1900; instead, outhouses and iceboxes -- which were considered to be "high end" -- abounded at the time.
But by the '60s, all the major appliances we rely on today, including dishwashers and washing machines, were commonly found in American homes.
The '80s brought us finished basements and canopy beds, while the 1990s and 2000s were marked by a "bigger is better" mentality, with McMansions becoming the home style du jour.
And although the 2010s saw a return to smaller house sizes with the tiny home movement, house costs continue to rise, and open-concept designs have become the ultimate in chic interiors.
Take a closer look at a few of the decades in the screenshots below, and head over to to experience the full infographic. Then let us know which decade has your favorite house style in the comments below.