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Italianate and Stick Style

Photo by Matt Ziehnert @mattyzeephotography

An eclectic Victorian era house combining Italianate and Stick Style features in Saratoga Springs, NY.

This is an example of a Victorian era house that blends elements of several styles of the period in a way that makes it difficult to categorize the style of the house exactly. It is Italianate in its massing and fenestration but Stick Style in some of its detailing. The result is delightful and illustrates why the word “eclectic” is so useful when discussing architecture of this period.

Understanding the style of a house will help you understand which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation.

Twenty-five architectural styles are described and illustrated in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

The award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers.

Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

Want to learn more about historic architectural styles? “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia Savage is the classic book on identifying the styles of historic houses and is available in our shop.

We carry select preservation and restoration titles by several authors. Save on cost and shipping with our multi-book combo packs!

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