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What style is this house?

Postby Waters75 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:23 am

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I cannot figure out what style this home is. Built in 1890s. Has an attached carriage house in the back.
I plan to make any renovations we do period correct. Although I will keep the crown molding.
I plan to strip paint and bring back the wood. I don't believe any homes in 1890s painted their wood work.
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Re: What style is this house?

Postby houselore on Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:11 am

To me this looks like a cross between the American Foursquare and Queen Anne styles. The main thing to pay attention to in restoration is checking which materials were available at the time the house was constructed. You can also potentially gain tax credits/refunds for restoring the house appropriately. Let me know if you need any more help!
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Re: What style is this house?

Postby MrFoundation on Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:24 pm

Definitely see elements of Queen Annes.

Would love to do work on a beautiful home like this.
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Re: What style is this house?

Postby WMainHouse on Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:22 am

My first thought was that it had Queen Anne elements too. I do think it has some influence of something else. Seems too early for Tudor. My next thought was that the metal detailed posts, especially next to that wood detail, and the stone are probably not original.
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Re: What style is this house?

Postby nathanhampton on Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:01 am

The house is looking so beautiful.
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Re: What style is this house?

Postby ganonv on Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:32 am

This is a shingle style house. Here's some information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingle_s ... chitecture I would say it is a little more rare than other types of Victorian architecture.
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