A fabulous Queen Anne Style House

The Queen Anne style often incorporated elements that can also be associated with other styles, such as the Palladian window in the primary gable of this house, which would be equally at home on a Colonial Revival style house. In addition to common Queen Anne features like the scalloped shingle and clapboard siding and stained glass window transoms, the stone base and pebble dash finish in the gables make this an outstanding example of the style. I talked with the owners in December and learned that they have a painting contractor lined up for the spring and are looking for a stained glass restorer in the area. I hope to return later in the year to get some “after” photos of the house with fresh paint and restored windows. Queen Anne is one of the 25 styles and types illustrated in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.

Understanding the style of a house is the essential first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes necessary for modern life in an old house. The 720-page hardcover book now available in bookstores and from online retailers (it is currently 35% off on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).

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