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:
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
Tudor homes were predominant between 1890 and 1940. Learn more about the Tudor style.
To learn more about the different architectural styles, you can read:
- Preservation Café: A Trip Through Historic Capitol Hill
- Preservation Café: A Trip Through Historic Cleveland Park
- Ask the Architect
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