A Queen Anne/Stick Style cottage in its original color scheme! While many examples of the Queen Anne style are large, this lovely cottage shows that it was used for more modest homes as well. This house in Freeport, Maine was the home of legendary retailer L.L. Bean. It was recently returned to its original color scheme through the use of cross section microscopy to analyze the many layers of paint on the building.
Queen Anne and its Stick Style variant are two 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.
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