The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
Free Classic Queen Anne meets Colonial Revival in this wonderful early 20th century streetcar suburb house. Many elements of the house could be classified as either the Free Classic variation of Queen Anne or as Colonial Revival. It would be difficult to argue that either is predominant – though someone will probably try.
Many houses have elements drawn from more than one style. Sometimes they were designed that way, like this one, and sometimes they were altered after construction with elements of another style. Understanding these stylistic elements is key to identifying the character-defining features of the house, which should be the first step in any restoration plan.
Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” explores architectural style identification and how to spot changes made over time.
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!