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1875 Italianate Villa

The 1875 Thompson House, an Italianate villa overlooking the Kennebec River in Maine.

The Italianate and Gothic Revival styles introduced romantic asymmetrical silhouettes to American homes, with towers, porches, bay windows, and other elements that broke up the simple rectangular box of most earlier houses. But, the Italianate style also appeared in restrained cubical form, as in this villa with a hipped roof on a symmetrical cubical block topped with a belvedere.

Understanding the style, or styles, of a house will help you identify which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation.

Italianate is one of 25 styles described and illustrated with character-defining features keyed to dozens of color photos in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

The 720-page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book is available in bookstores nationwide and from online retailers.

Signed and personalized copies are only available from Scott Hanson in our shop, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

Want to learn more about historic architectural styles? “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia Savage is the classic book on identifying the styles of historic houses and is also available in our shop.

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