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Design Tips for Architectural Styles: Italianate

Are you thinking about remodeling your home? Whether you’re planning to remodel in the near future or even just considering it, keep in mind the architecture and overall style. Do you have an Italianate home and need design ideas?

Remodeling Tips: Italianate House Characteristics

Below are common characteristics of Italianate houses and design elements you may want to consider if you’re trying to remodel yet preserve your home’s original architecture:

  • Richely ornamented porches, doorways, and windows
  • Window and door hoods and brackets
  • Symmetrical windows
  • Porch woodwork
  • Materials Brick, clapboard, and cast iron
  • Low-pitched roofs

Italianate Homes in Washington, DC

The Wentworth design-build team has experience remodeling Italianate style homes in the DC metropolitan area. We can modernize spaces while staying true to the original architecture.

Take a look at some past remodeling projects we have completed that capture the characteristics of the Italianate style:

Italianate Door Hood

Custom fabricated door hood and brackets were replicated for facade restoration of circa 1873 flat-front Italianate

Italianate Architecture

Italianate design elements: Symmetrical windows, wood porch, brick, glass in the door, etc.

Italianate Architecture

Italianate home interior

Period Style Home Remodeling in DC, MD, and VA

If you have an Italianate (or another style) home you’d like to remodel, call the professionals at Wentworth. We have remodeled countless period style homes throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, building seamless additions and modernizing spaces while staying true to original architecture.

View our photo gallery of past remodels we’ve completed in your area and then call our experienced, award-winning team. We look forward to bringing your home design dreams to life!

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