An exuberant stone and brick Queen Anne style house in Easton, PA.
This lovely example of the Queen Anne style has several projecting towers, a wrap-around porch, and dormers above dormers on its unusual concave pyramidal main roof. Wrought iron spires emphasize the many pointed roof tips on the house, towers, and upper dormers.
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.
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.
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.”
The 720 page award-winning and best-selling book is available in bookstores nationwide and through online retailers.
Signed copies can be ordered directly from the author in the shop on this site, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.
The classic book on historic house styles, “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAlester, is also available from our shop.
Bookstores can order copies from W.W. Norton.
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