The Victorian home is a truly magnificent combination of decorative sidings and complex roof angles. The most popular style of Victorian homes is the Queen Anne which always has a tower feature on one end of the home. The decorative window and door trim accentuate every detail of this style home.
Informal period, 1860-1900
Stick style – exposed trusses, overhanging eaves, exposed rafter ends, wood siding, brackets.
Shingle style – complex shapes with smooth surfaces of shingles or exterior cladding, multiple window grouped together, large extensive porches, decorative detailing used sparingly, classical touches, multi-level eaves, still can have some classical detailing.
Formal period, 1880-1910
Queen Anne – multiple porches, decorative detailing at doors, windows, gables, steep roofs of irregular shapes, patterned shingles, turrets, bay windows. These styles highlighted the industrial age of the new mass-produced house components. Details like spindle-work became very popular.