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Victorian Swiss Cottage House

A “Swiss Cottage” style house built c. 1866.

Houses evocative of romantic Swiss cottages has a brief vogue during the Victorian period. This one was built for Portland, Maine dry goods merchant Seth B. Hersey c. 1866.

The Swiss Cottage style is related to, and overlaps with, both Stick Style and Queen Anne. It is a charming and somewhat exotic style from the Age of Romance. Like houses in any uncommon architectural style, the preservation of these houses has heightened importance due to their relative rarity.

Understanding the style of a house and how it may have changed over time 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.

Exotic and eclectic styles are covered in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

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

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Local bookstores can order copies from W.W. Norton.

Want to learn more about historic house styles? The classic book on the subject, “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAlester, is available in our shop.

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