VICTORIAN STYLE HOUSES – QUEEN ANNE
The Victorian era of Queen Anne home designs span from around 1880 – 1910. Popularized in England during the late 1800’s these elaborate and beautiful homes are never boring in appearance. Roof styles are steep with irregular shapes. A gable is usually dominant on the front elevation with eaves that overhang throughout the design. Towers are primarily cylindrical in construction but may also be square. Queen Anne houses incorporate wrap around front porches exquisitely decorated with beautifully crafted gingerbread, ornamental spindles, brackets and intricately carved columns with unique patterns. These fancy and flamboyant homes feature asymmetrical facades, bay windows and exterior walls often adorned with decorative shingles. The majority of Queen Anne house designs are lavish with the use of wood details but some are more reserved in finish and may be constructed of brick and/or stone. The Victorian era represents a period when craftsmanship was at its pinnacle and beauty and style were uncompromising.