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!
This picturesque house with asymmetrical composition and a rich variety of textures and ornamentation is across the street from Buena Vista Park in San Francisco. Typical features of the style include projecting bays, towers, mixed window sizes and shapes, and exuberant ornament, all of which are found in this house. The match board siding is commonly found on Queen Anne houses in San Francisco. Magazines and house plan books popularized the style. Queen Anne houses were built from coast to coast.
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 50 color photos are used to illustrate the Queen Anne style in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
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!