Gothic Architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance/Victorian architecture.
Gothic Revival architecture was used for homes from the mid to late nineteen century—primarily for rural homes and churches in North America.
Gothic houses are commonly known to have the following:
- Large lancet doors
- Asymmetrical design
- Long corridors
- Spacious room
- Steep roofs
All Gothic houses have Lancet/arched windows, and houses are only considered as one if they have it. Gothic houses are usually associated with haunted houses.
The style emphasizes vertical lines and tends to look pointy, even sharp.
Many Gothic homes also feature stained glass.
- Dr. Tom Paradis of Northern Arizona University's page on Gothic Revival architecture (original pictures, key characteristics and some information about how the style spread)
- Boston College, "A Digital Archive of American Architecture" on Gothic Revival Architecture in America (original pictures, churches, bridges and houses)
- Wikipedia's article on Gothic Revival architecture
- Wikipedia's article on Gothic architecture