Saturday, January 26, 2008

Photo Hunters - old-fashioned


tnchick has given us the term OLD-FASHIONED for Photo Hunters Saturday. Here's my contribution.

OLD-FASHIONED Victorian Queen Anne style house in my neighborhood.

Some details about the style:
Steep roof
Complicated, asymmetrical shape
Front-facing gable
One-story porch that extends across one or two sides of the house
Round or square towers
Wall surfaces textured with decorative shingles, patterned masonry, or half-timbering
Ornamental spindles and brackets
Bay windows

About the Queen Anne style

Queen Anne became an architectural fashion in the 1880s and 1890s, when the industrial revolution brought new technologies. Builders began to use mass-produced pre-cut architectural trim to create fanciful and sometimes flamboyant houses.

Not all Queen Anne houses are lavishly decorated, however. Some builders showed restraint in their use of embellishments. Still, the flashy "painted ladies" of San Francisco and the refined brownstones of Brooklyn share many of the same features.


This house has sat on this spot for as long as I've lived in the area which is quite a long time. It has been renovated but the basic style has been kept. On the right side, the second floor windows are stained glass.

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38 comments:

napaboaniya said...

I like the round towers. Gives me a feeling of a castle :)Have a good weekend Mary!

JC said...

Neat, old house... very cool. I think I could enjoy living in a place like that!

Siani said...

That's an interesting old house, and a great choice of subject for this week's theme. Have a lovely weekend!

Lynn said...

That's the first thing I noticed, the assymetrical structure.

Hootin' Anni said...

I would love to own a house like this!!! Oh what the walls could tell us, huh?

Mine is posted, I hope you can drop by. I love visitors. Happy weekend.

ipanema said...

i wouldn't mind living in there. i love the round tower as well. if this will be up for lottery, you know where to find me. :)

mindyvasil said...

Beautiful home!

Bond said...

beautiful house... so very cool

Karen said...

My mother would faint over that house. She ADORES old houses like that.

Have a great weekend!

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Dragonheart & Merlin said...

That is a beautiful house in the Queen Anne style. :) Lovely choice for this week's Hunt. :)

Dragonheart & Merlin

ellen b. said...

That's a great old fashioned house! Beautiful. I also have posted my love/hate meme today under the photo hunt...

Yenny said...

What abeautiful house that is! Nice entry this week;)

Lisa said...

Stunning design! Thanks for posting the details of the architecture. Fantastic photohunt!

Utah Mommy said...

Wow old building indeed! great one you have here. Happy weekend!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oooo, what a lovely home. I love that big porch!

Perfect choice for our theme this week!

Randi said...

This is an interesting and beautiful house. I love the towers!

Jamie said...

Every once in a while just for fun, I pick up these books of house plans. The ones that seem to attract me most are the ones that have a porch with a house attached.

This is a beautiful example of those wonderful porches that become a gateway to the outside world.

Smalltown RN said...

oh I love those old style homes...it such a shame though that all to often buildings and homes such as that torn down because it is more cost effective to rebuild than to restore...losing part of our history and culture...great photo...and thank you for the history on the house...

Carver said...

That's a beautiful old house. Good choice for the theme.

Mo said...

I love Queen Anne houses, but I'll bet they are a LOT of expensive up-keep! I'm NOT a wood-worker, so never wanted to try to keep up with one of 'em!
Great post!
There are two near downtown here that are gorgeous. One painted a very tasteful hunter green with dark maroon trim, and the other was painted this summer: a BRIGHT orangey yellow! Ick!
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A. said...

Beautiful building. I'd love to live in a house like that! Interesting and informative post, thank you :)

mousey said...

wow!very beautiful house. one can have a royalty living experience.

happy hunting!

Gattina said...

To me it doesn't look old fashioned, I love old houses, lol !

Joyismygoal said...

I do love those painted ladies my brother used to live in one and loved it,

jmb said...

I love those houses with the turret rooms. Great photo for the theme. Have a good weekend Teach

Sanni said...

Great take on the theme. That looks like the prefect home for me and mine =)

Happy weekend!

Travis said...

I love an old Victorian like this when it's well restored. My stepdad only talks about one regret in his life when he had the opportunity to buy and restore an old Victorian in Prescott AZ. He passed, someone else bought it and restored it, and now it is a protected historical landmark home.

jams o donnell said...

I love the look of that house, Our 1880s terraced may be nice (but a bit small) but I love this one. Happy weekend

Sarge Charlie said...

too bad they do not make them like that any more.

julie said...

Love the front porch and the gable. The maintenance of that house could be big, especially for an old one. I'm guessing the inside is wonderful too and full of treasures.

Have a great weekend, Mary. :)

Btw, I visited the District 75. Looks like a very busy district. ;)

pelfy said...

WOW! I have not seen such a house. We have lots of terrace houses here in my country.

tegdirb92 said...

what a beautiful home! I would love to live there!

tegdirb92 said...

what a beautiful home! I would love to live there!

Liza said...

Cool Shot! Good choice for old fashioned.

My old fashioned is here
http://mlizcochico.blogspot.com/2008/01/photo-hunt-old-fashioned.html

By the way, I have 2 awards for you at http://mlizcochico.blogspot.com/2008/01/forever-friends-award.html
Hope you like them. Happy Monday!

A Simple Life said...

It's a beautiful old fashioned structure. Happy hunting.

My old fashioned is here
http://mlizcochico.com/?p=265

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely and very unique and familiar from my travels throughout the east coast of the US.

eastcoastlife said...

What a lovely old-fashioned house! I would love a peek inside.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a lovely house. Thanks for sharing the background behind it.

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