This classic Queen Anne is a picturesque house with asymmetrical composition and rich variety of textures and ornamentation. Typical features of the style include patterned shingles, projecting bays, porches, multi-pane window sash in a variety of sizes and shapes, and turned and scroll-cut ornament. All of these are are found on this house, which overlooks the Kennebec River in Maine.
Queen Anne houses were built from coast to coast. Technological advancements allowed the construction of complex forms and elaborate detail at reasonable prices for middle-class buyers. The variety of forms and details make this style endlessly interesting.
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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