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Victorian Style Houses

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I have always been intrigued with Victorian style houses. I know my eyes tend to linger upon Victorian homes when I see them.

My Mom once told me that she would have loved to have a Victorian style home.



Victorian houses are usually quite beautiful on the outside - from the large Victorian porches to the decorative gables.

Victorian house architecture is charming. Don't you love the colors of the homes? Rich, deep beautiful colors you don't see in most neighborhoods today.

Makes me wish I could see the inside of the home, too. I wonder if they have beautiful crazy quilts adorning their beautiful Victorian furniture.


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Victorian Style House Example
Beautiful Victorian porch in Cape May, NJ

Be sure to see our Cape May NJ Victorian porches photo gallery



Victorian style houses are patterned on the 19th and 20th century Victorian periods in history. From charming cottages to towering mansions, Victorian style architectures is romantic, flamboyant, and come in many sizes and shapes.

They will have large multiple porches with intricate detailing.


Enjoy visiting Joffre's site all about house design and house structures. He has a section on Victorian style homes including Gothic Revival, Carpenter Gothic, Steamboat Gothic, Victorian Stick, Queen Anne, Italianate, Second Empire, the history of Victorian houses, too.


Don't you love Victorian house pictures like the ones here? Most people do not realize that Victorian houses were built not only for their ornate beauty but also for health reasons.

In the late 19th-century, architects built these structures with lots of windows and many porches on different levels. They recognized that stagnant indoor air posed health problems.


Seven Sisters Victorian Homes in S.F.

Famous Seven Sisters Victorian Homes in San Francisco, California


Dee's Victorian porch remodel project transforms an old Victorian porch into one with superb curb appeal - don't miss it!




Victorian Porch Features

  • Generous use of decorative wood trim, friezes, and window trim
  • Ornamental balusters and brackets
  • Symmetrical and colorful plantings in containers or window boxes on the porch
  • Elaborate details (moldings) on porch between posts or columns and around door frame
  • Wrought iron furniture



Victorian Style House and Porch Pictures

Unique Victorian house



Pink Victorian house with green roof



Victorian home



Older Victorian home



Victorian style house with fancy shingles



Victorian hous with pink trim



View of Victorian House



Lovely blue Victorian house







Victorian Home and Porch Plans



Here are some home and porch plans that you can acquire from Family Home Plans to build your home or to use for adding a great porch!



Porch plan 111



Porch plan 110



Porch plan 112



Porch plan for small Victorian



Small wrap around makes this Victorian quaint



Sweet Victorian home



Country home with Victorian appeal



Great unique Victorian porch idea



More contemporary Victorian style hone



Small Victorian



Green Victorian porch



Victorian decorated for Christmas




For these and other great home and porch plans visit Family Home Plans. They have an amazing library of plans to suit your every need! If you purchase a home plan through our link, we may receive a commission.







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You'll notice most Victorian homes use rich, lavish paint colors that are ornamental and intricately applied.

They also feature intricate gable and hip roof lines, have large bay windows, and hexagonal or octagonal shapes that appear as towers. Other types of Victorian homes have similar features but their own unique designs:
  • Gothic revival homes have a pointed arch, steeply pitched gable roofs, and irregular floor plans.
  • Italianate styles have large brackets under wide overhanging eaves and a shallow pitched roof. Italianate styles have defined asymmetrically arranged segments.
  • Queen Anne styles are associated with complex, irregularly shaped steep roofs and mixed surfaces of shingles, stone, brick, and wood.

The Victorian style home is a primary reason almost every suburban home soon had a front porch.

This was due mainly to the mass-production of wooden posts, rails, balusters, moldings, and trim details, which were advertised and shipped by railroad throughout the country.









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