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Different Home Styles & Their Architectural Details: Pt 2

In the first part of this blog series, I discussed some of the most common Washington, DC area architectural styles and their distinguishing features.

In addition to the styles discussed in part one, other common home styles include:

Italianate Style Details

Italianate style architecture includes elements such as:

  • Transoms
  • Parapets
  • Flat window hoods
  • Panel moulding

Italianate homes were predominant between 1840 and 1885. Learn more about the Italianate style.

Queen Anne Style Details

Queen Anne style architecture includes elements such as:

  • Gable roof
  • Dentils
  • Columns
  • Tower

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Queen Anne homes were predominant between 1880 and 1920. Learn more about the Queen Anne style.

Richardsonian Romanesque Style Details

Richardsonian Romanesque style architecture includes elements such as:

  • Rounded tower
  • Rough-faced, squared stonework
  • Round-top arched over windows, porch supports, or entrance
  • Asymmetric façade

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Richardsonian Romanesque homes were predominant between 1880 and 1900. Learn more about the Richardsonian Romanesque style.

Second Empire Style Details

Second Empire style architecture includes elements such as:

  • Mansard roof
  • Iron cresting
  • Decorative brackets
  • Window hoods

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Second Empire homes were predominant between 1855 and 1885. Learn more about the Second Empire style.

Shingle Style Details

Shingle style architecture includes elements such as:

  • Extensive porch
  • Textured shingles
  • Stone foundation
  • Asymmetric façade

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Shingle homes were predominant between 1880 and 1900. Learn more about the shingle style.

Stick Style Details

Stick style architecture includes elements such as:

  • Horizontal and vertical bands
  • Overhanging eaves
  • Decorative trusses in gables

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Stick homes were predominant between 1860 and 1890. Learn more about the stick style.

Tudor Style Details

Tudor style architecture includes elements such as:

  • Stucco, stone, or brick siding
  • Gable roof and front gables
  • Half timbering
  • Casement or double-hung windows

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Tudor homes were predominant between 1890 and 1940. Learn more about the Tudor style.

Additional Resources

To learn more about the different architectural styles, you can read:

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