Architecture Tuesday: Exterior House Styles
Today we will briefly look at the styles of Craftsman, Tudor, and Victorian houses.
- Born out of the Arts and Crafts movement.
- There is an emphasis on natural materials such as stone, wood, and brick.
- Wide front porches.
- Tapered square columns or porch posts.
- Low-pitched roofs.
- Wide eave overhangs.
- Interiors include: woodwork such as built-in furniture, exposed beams, and large fireplaces.
- Originated in England.
- One of the most recognizable house styles.
- Built in established neighborhoods in the early 20th
- Steeply pitched, multi-gabled roofs.
- Decorative half-timber construction.
- Tall narrow windows. Small transom windows.
- Stone, stucco, and wood on the outside.
- Simple arched doorways.
- Stained glass windows.
- Emerged in 1830 to 1910 during the reign of Queen Victoria.
- There are a variety of sub-styles that have appeared as well.
- They were constructed more for beauty than functionality.
- They have a romantic and distinctive appearance.
- Complex in design and include ornate trim and moldings (gingerbread trim) and bright colors.
- Large porches.
- Asymmetrical shape. The house is not centered nor will both sides match.
- Multi-faceted roof lines.
- May include a variety of window styles.
- May have a window bench.
- Crow’s nest or balcony.
- Turrets and towers.
- Scroll work.
- Patterned shingles.