Harmoniously Blended Styles

Queen Anne? Shingle Style? Colonial Revival? All of the above? This house is a beautiful example of a design not easily categorized as a single architectural style. It has elements drawing from Queen Anne, Shingle Style, and Colonial Revival harmoniously blended into a cohesive design.

Many houses have elements drawn from more than one style. Sometimes they were designed that way, like this one, and sometimes they were altered after construction with elements of another style. Understanding these stylistic elements is key to identifying the character-defining features of the house, which should be the first step in any restoration plan.

Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” explores architectural style identification and how to spot changes made over time.

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