Wonderful Queen Anne House

A wonderful Queen Anne style house in Bath, Maine. Boston architect George D. Rand designed this house for Samuel S. Sewall in 1883. The Sewalls were a prominent ship-building family in Bath through several generations. Bath is still known as “The City of Ships.”

The oriel window in the broad gable, with its stylized half-timbering effect and a profusion of Aesthetic Movement design elements, such as the repeated sunflower motif, relate this house to the English Queen Anne. The ample porch, patterned wood shingle siding, and tower with its bulbous roof form are more of the American Queen Anne style that emerged from the English version.

The Queen Anne Style was developed in England and made its way to America in the 1870s. Initially used for grand mansions, it was eventually used for everything from mansions to millworker cottages.

Queen Anne is one of 25 styles and types described and illustrated with hundreds of color photos in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our online shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles, including Virginia McAlester’s classic “A Field Guide to American Houses.” Save on cost and shipping with our multi-book combo packs!

© Scott T. Hanson 2023

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