Queen Anne Home Plans
The Queen Anne home style from the late Victorian period (1870-1900) is named after Queen Anne of England because builders of the time associated the historical queen with elegance and grandeur. Because of industrial developments and the advent of mass production, home design broke away from the simple, symmetrical, box-shaped home designs that had been popular. Victorian home plans reflected the new ability and freedom to add elaborate detail and decoration to a home plan's facade. Features of Queen Anne home plans may include asymmetrical massing, "gingerbread" ornamentation, fish-scale shingles, turrets and/or towers at the corners, oval glass in the front door, elaborate and intricately decorated porches, and varieties of patterns and sometimes quite vibrant colors.
- Elaborate shape
- Round or square towers
- Ornamental spindles and brackets