Victorian Style Houses
Beautiful Ornate PorchesVictorian style houses offer unique beauty and wonderfully large front porches. I have always been intrigued with Victorian style houses and I often stop to admire them.
My mother once told me that she would have loved to have a Victorian style home.
Victorian house architecture is charming with rich, deep beautiful colors you don't see in most neighborhoods today. Makes me wish I could see the inside of the home, too.
Beautifully painted Victorian front porch in Cape May, NJVictorian 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 may well have large multiple porches with intricate detailing.
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.
The word famous Seven Sisters Victorian Homes in San Francisco, California
Seven Sisters Victorian homes on paradeVictorian style houses are the primary reason almost every suburban home soon had a front porch - due mainly to the mass-production of wooden posts, rails, balusters, moldings, and trim details, which were shipped by railroad throughout the country.
Victorian Style House and Porch DirectoryUse our directory to find a multitude of Victorian porch and home ideas.
Victorian Front Porch Features
Typical Victorian Front Porch
Not So Typical White Victorian Porch Beauty
Types of Victorian Style HousesYou'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:
Italianate House Style
Victorian Home and Porch Plans
Very Colorful and Ornate Victorian PorchMary and I selected several Victorian house styles that you can use to build your own wonderful Victorian home.
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Contemporary Farmhouse Victorian Style Home Plan - 10690This elegant Victorian has a modern floor plan with a large wraparound porch - you'll love this home!
Home with Victorian Features - 61724This 2600 square foot home has both Victorian and Craftsman-style architectural features.
Quaint and Lovely Victorian Home - 49571Mary and I love this quaint Victorian home -all 974 square feet of it!
Victorian Home with a Rustic Look- 49549This charming Victorian style home has a large veranda with an arched window.
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.
See some beautiful porches on the Victorian Style Houses of Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard.
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