Stick Style Beauty

There can be a fuzzy line between the Queen Anne style and its Stick Style variation. This Stick Style beauty falls securely on the Stick side of the line. Many historic houses combine elements associated with different architectural styles. Often described as “eclectic,” such buildings were particularly common during the Victorian period when multiple styles were popular simultaneously.

Additionally, many houses built in one style were later updated with elements from another style. Sometimes they were even “backdated” to appear older than they are. This was common with the Colonial Revival movement in the early 20th century.

Understanding the style(s) of a house and how the house may have evolved over time is an essential step in developing a restoration plan. Identifying styles is covered in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.

Understanding changes over time and prioritizing the preservation of character-defining features is covered in Chapter 3, along with designing sensitive alterations for life in the 21st century.

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