Queen Anne style is a subset of the Victorian style home, sometimes confused with being the entirety of the Victorian style. The Queen Anne Style was named after the British Queen Anne who actually reigned some-150 years before her architectural style.
While Victorian style covers a wide breadth of housing styles such as Second Empire, Romanesque and Italianate. The Queen Anne style is distinct in its characteristics, which set it apart from other Victorian styles.
Queen Anne style characteristics include:
- A wraparound porch
- Intricate ornamentation.
- Highly stylized trim/millwork, interior and exterior.
- “Wood carpet” stylized flooring.
- Steep roof.
- Dormer windows.
- Polygonal or round front corner towers.
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