Classic Italianate villa featured in the 2022 Your Historic House Calendar – the perfect holiday gift for the historic house lover on your list – including yourself! Only $19.99. Order directly from Lulu in our shop.
The Italianate style became popular in the mid-19th century. Architectural plan books spread the style from coast to coast in America. Drawing from rural villas of Italy, Classical detailing and deep bracketed eaves are characteristic of the style. The style can be found in cubical villas, as in this Bath, Maine example, and in asymmetrical forms, frequently with a campanile-like tower. Italianate detailing can also be found on simple gable roofed houses and even adobe houses in the Southwest.
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 two dozen full color photos are used to illustrate the style in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
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Learn more about historic architectural styles in “A Field Guide to American Houses,” the classic book on the subject by Virginia Savage, also available in our shop.
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