Fine Masonry Queen Anne

This fine masonry Queen Anne style house is a lovely example of the style with a wonderful projecting bay that forms a tower on one side of the facade. Popularized by magazines and house plan books by George F. Barber and others, houses in this style were built from coast to coast. Technological advancements in the wood products industry allowed the construction of wood framed houses with complex forms and elaborate detail at reasonable prices for middle-class buyers, but many examples were also built in stone and brick for more wealthy homeowners.

The use of both stone and brick combined with wood porches and gables with stucco and half timbering bring the mixed textures and patterns typical of the style to this beautiful house in Bangor, Maine.

More than 50 full color photos are used to illustrate the Queen Anne style 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 book is now available in bookstores nationwide and through online retailers.

Signed and personalized copies can be ordered directly from the author in the shop on this site, click here: Shop – Your Historic House.

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Bookstores can order copies from W.W. Norton.

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