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[[File:Best_of_Portland,_ME_22.jpg|thumb|left|Victorian House]]
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The Victorian house style was at its most popular from around 1840-1900. The style started in England, but is found in Canada and the U.S. Victorian style is named after Queen Victoria who ruled the United Kingdom from 1837-1901.
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It has sub-categories of Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire or Mansard, Victorian Stick, Folk Victorian, Shingle, Richardson Romanesque, Queen Anne, Eastlake or Octagon House styles [http://architecture.about.com/od/housestyles/ig/Victorian-House-Styles/]. The Victorian style came after a [[Greek Revival style|Greek Revival]] period where simplicity was emphasized. Perhaps in reaction, the Victorian style tends to be highly ornate with much decorative detail.
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[[File:2007-08-11_02_An_especially_interesting_Victorian,_North_Beach.jpg|thumb|left|A Victorian house with stained glass windows, wedding cake and art deco style elements (North Beach).]]
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==Characteristics==
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Common characteristics of '''Victorian Style''' homes are:
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# asymmetric
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# 1-3 stories.
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# multiple [[gables]]
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# [[gingerbread (architecture)]], carved lintels, gilding
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# tower or cupola
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# irregularly shaped, steep [[roof]]
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Optional or less defining characteristics include a porch, [[stained glass]], a small round "peep" window on the front, spindles, pointed arches. The pastel, Mediterranean or beach colors that are common with Victorian homes are rare for most other styles (except perhaps for [[tropical style|tropical]] or beach homes). These colors include pink, turquoise, lavender, grape.
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The classic "haunted house" is a Victorian style home, or more specifically, a run-down house in the [[Gothic architecture|Gothic Revival]] style. The house (Halliwell Manor) on the TV show, [[w:c:charmed:Halliwell Manor|Charmed]], was a Victorian. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some Victorian homes are also called "Wedding Cake" for the decorative style and white or pastel colors.
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[[File:Victorian_Pitkin_House.jpg|thumb|"Victorian Pitkin House"]]
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==Styles==
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Other home styles:
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* [[Colonial style|Colonial]]
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* [[Contemporary style|Contemporary]]
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* [[Cottage]]
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* [[Craftsman style|Craftsman]]
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* [[Ranch style|Ranch]]
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* [[Split level style|Split Level]]
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==Related==
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* [[House]]
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* [[Buying]]
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* [[Appearance]]
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* [[Decorating]]
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* [[Style]]
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* [[Extreme home]]s
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{{See|haunted house|Halloween}}
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==References==
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* [http://www.oldhouses.com/styleguide/victorian-houses.htm Victorian House Styles and Examples] on OldHouses.com
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* {{w-ref|Victorian architecture}}
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* [http://www.victorianstation.com/vicarch.html Architecture] on Victorian Station.com
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* [http://www.theplancollection.com/victorian-house-plans Victorian House Plans] on theplancollection.com
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* [http://www.thehousedesigners.com/victorian-house-plans/ Victorian Style House Plans] from The House Designers
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* [http://www.victoriana.com/ Victoriana.com] - commercial site with picture of houses, decor and other articles about the Victorian period
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* eHow on [http://www.ehow.com/about_4780208_victorian-home-decor.html Victorian Home Decor]
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Many good sites about Victorian architecture are maintained by local groups or historical societies. Some have tours.
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* [http://www.fdconline.org/housetour.html Victorian Flatbush House Tour] (in Brooklyn, NY)
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* The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco's [http://www.victorianalliance.org/victorian-home-tour.html annual home tour]
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* [http://www.victorianwillimantic.org/www.VictorianWillimantic.org/Home.html Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association] (WVNA) Willimantic, Connecticut with a good page on the [http://www.victorianwillimantic.org/www.VictorianWillimantic.org/Victorian_Architecture.html Styles of Houses: Second Empire, Stick, Queen Anne, Shingle, Richardsonian Romanesque and Folk Victorian]
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* [http://www.vpa.org/ Victorian Preservation Association] of Santa Clara Valley (California), also includes other "vintage" styles
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* [http://www.nchistoricalsociety.org/victorian.htm Victorian Homes of Newnan] on the Newnan- Coweta Historical Society (Georgia) - sketches and descriptions of a good variety of homes
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Best of Portland, ME 22

Victorian House

The Victorian house style was at its most popular from around 1840-1900. The style started in England, but is found in Canada and the U.S. Victorian style is named after Queen Victoria who ruled the United Kingdom from 1837-1901. It has sub-categories of Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire or Mansard, Victorian Stick, Folk Victorian, Shingle, Richardson Romanesque, Queen Anne, Eastlake or Octagon House styles [1]. The Victorian style came after a Greek Revival period where simplicity was emphasized. Perhaps in reaction, the Victorian style tends to be highly ornate with much decorative detail.

2007-08-11 02 An especially interesting Victorian, North Beach

A Victorian house with stained glass windows, wedding cake and art deco style elements (North Beach).

Characteristics

Common characteristics of Victorian Style homes are:

  1. asymmetric
  2. 1-3 stories.
  3. multiple gables
  4. gingerbread (architecture), carved lintels, gilding
  5. tower or cupola
  6. irregularly shaped, steep roof

Optional or less defining characteristics include a porch, stained glass, a small round "peep" window on the front, spindles, pointed arches. The pastel, Mediterranean or beach colors that are common with Victorian homes are rare for most other styles (except perhaps for tropical or beach homes). These colors include pink, turquoise, lavender, grape.

The classic "haunted house" is a Victorian style home, or more specifically, a run-down house in the Gothic Revival style. The house (Halliwell Manor) on the TV show, Charmed, was a Victorian. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some Victorian homes are also called "Wedding Cake" for the decorative style and white or pastel colors.

Victorian Pitkin House

"Victorian Pitkin House"

Styles

Other home styles:

Related

See the article on haunted house on the Halloween wikia.

References

Many good sites about Victorian architecture are maintained by local groups or historical societies. Some have tours.

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