A brick Queen Anne style house in Easton, PA.
This lovely example of the Queen Anne style has a wonderful projecting tower on one side of the façade. An entry porch wraps around the side of the house. The two-story projecting bay window fills the left half of the façade and with its pedimented gable, balances the tower. The combination of painted brick 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.”
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