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VICTORIAN

Popular in the United States during the second half of the 19th Century, introducing complex shapes and elaborate detailing with design queues the Romanic Revival styles of Greek, Gothic and Italianate. Asymmetrical facades, bay windows, towers, and turrets, combined with steeply pitched roofs and gables that reinforce street presence. Large, highly detailed, often wrap-around, porches contribute to their neighborly appeal.

Massing

  • Asymmetrical
  • Vertical proportions
  • Turrets and hexagonal bays
  • 1 1/2 -2 1/2 stories

Roof

  • Steep slope, 8:12-14:12
  • Porch roof pitches commonly 4:12
  • Shallow overhangs, 12”-16”
  • Enclosed soffits

Materials

  • Combination of lap and shingle siding
  • Wood or metal railings
  • Roof shingles are varied in pattern

Details

  • Ornate gable ends with unique shingle
    patterns or decorative trusses
  • Narrow flat trim boards
  • Slender columns and railings
  • Vibrant multi-colored paint schemes

Porch

  • Full width or asymmetrical, often wrap-
    around
  • Highly detailed mouldings and railings
  • Lattice screen, raised brick or stone
    base

Windows and Doors

  • Vertically proportioned double hung
    windows (single or paired)
  • Accent windows or louvers in gable ends
  • Partial glazed entry doors with sidelites
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