Lubec, Maine Queen Anne

A Queen Anne style house in Lubec, Maine, the easternmost town in the U.S.

This lovely example of the Queen Anne style has a wonderful octagonal porch extension in the form of a gazebo. Porches extend across the much of the front façade and the length of the rear ell. The gable and the intersecting bay window below provide an opportunity for more scroll-cut ornament. The combination of clapboard and patterned shingle siding are typical of the style.

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.

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