During the unbridled creativity of Victorian Style Architecture, elements from several different architectural styles might be included in an elaborate home design, thus we have Victorian Gothic, Victorian Italianate, etc. Homes with the most ornamentation are called Victorian Queen Anne. Victorian Eclectic is the best name to describe Victorians with elements from several other architectural styles.
This style of home, like all Victorians was built between 1837 and 1901 – the period when Queen Victoria reigned. Like many other Victorian styles it is very elaborate, but its most distinguishing feature is that it has gothic windows.
The term Victorian means any style of home built during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 to 1901). So it can sometimes be confusing because the name can be associated with many style, e.g., Victorian Queen Anne, Victorian Gothic and Victorian Italianate. So it can be correct to call a home a Victorian and also call [...]
This style of vernacular architecture incorporates a pediment, the signature element of Greek Revival homes. Instead of a full pediment, the building might have the same bold gable eaves with eave returns that suggest a pediment as shown in this illustration. Another common element of this Vernacular style is low profile windows located just under the [...]
Tudor style homes are characterized by half-timber & nogging or stucco. They also can include one or more Tudor arches over doors, windows or porticos. Some also have one or more oriel windows. Many people assume that half-timber & nogging is the signature look of a Tudor, but that element is often typical of Elizabethan houses. [...]
Refers to structures made by unknown builders without professional intervention by architects. It is the most traditional and widespread way to build. It is indigenous, anonymous and varies regionally.
A home in which the main floors are split and offset by ½ a story. The main living area is divided into three levels connected by two sets of stairs. Most tri-levels have a basement under the main floor. A small number of tri-levels in Wisconsin have a full basement that is also split like the [...]
This architectural style was popular between the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. They are best identified by their simple stucco facades and red tile roofs. Other common elements include round top doors, tall round top windows (often paired), balconets and a courtyard wall. Inside you can often find one room that is two [...]
Homes in the Romanesque style are easy to identify because they have a unique massive character with their thick stone walls. The most common element is round top arches with a keystone and many will also have a turret with a steep pitched cone roof. Romanesque style homes were a less popular revival style built between [...]