GOTHIC REVIVAL HOMES
Gothic Revival Architecture began in England during the mid-1700’s, most often in the construction of churches. In America this style of house plan was constructed between the years of 1840-1880. Characteristics of the Gothic Revival house included steep cross gables with ornately detailed fascia and gable ornaments such as finials. Windows often extend into gables and many are ornately detailed as well. These decorative touches dominated the majority of exteriors of these homes throughout this period. Most are accompanied by doors adorned with decorative crowns and arches and one story porches. Interiors of Gothic revival homes are decorated with detailed wallpaper, ornate columns, crown molding and beautiful rugs. Flooring types are primarily wood and linoleum, countertops are generally comprised of linoleum and/ or wood laminates such as cherry or maple. Materials of silk and velvet are used throughout the house to portray prominence. Floor plans are of asymmetrical in design. Many of yesteryears churches and colleges were of Gothic Revival design. The vast majority of these homes are located in the Northeastern United States and along the Southeastern United States.