This Savannah, GA, Queen Anne is a picturesque house with asymmetrical composition and variety of textures and ornamentation. Typical features of the style include projecting bays, towers, wrap-around porches, ornamental balconies, multi-pane window sash, and turned and scroll-cut ornament, all of which are found on this house overlooking Forsyth Park in Savannah. The double-lobed porch with a patinaed copper roof and fragrant wisteria add a particular charm to this house.
After the Civil War, technological advancements including the development of balloon framing and steam mills to produce turned and sawn wood ornament allowed the construction of houses with 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 will help you know 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.”
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