Key Features and Types of Victorian Homes to Look-out for in 2020
During childhood, we always wanted to have a house just like our dolls had! Ever wondered what kind of houses they were? Luxurious and elegant. Every girl has a dream of living in a grand house, just like a dollhouse. Those ghostic houses in horror movies always drew the attention of every boy, whether in childhood or adulthood. With being scary, they were big, grand, and royal. Not just boys, it is a come common dream that we all have – to live in a spectacular and magnificent house. As we grew up, our dream went in the dark, and we got busy in studies and then in earning money. What if we tell, now you can make your dream come true? Obviously, you will go for it. We will not kill your suspense anymore. Take a look at your dream home- modern victorian house.
Here in this article, we have mentioned what victorian style homes are, how many types are there and, few examples to create a modern victorian house.
What are the Victorian Homes?
First things first, the victorian style home is based on era and not a particular style. The type of architecture that was built in the era of Queen Victoria (i.e., during the year 1830-1910) is considered as victorian style home. This type of construction has the highest vertical significance, and other elements include decoration and a mix of colors and materials.
The key factors describing the victorian style are as follows:
- The exterior of wooden or stone
- Two or three stories
- Asymmetrical shape
- One-story porch
- Multi-faceted or mansard roof
- Vibrant colors
Apart from all these, always remember the more substantial and lavish your house looks, it will convey the victorian vibes in a more perfect manner.
How many Victorian Style Homes are there? (with name and its key features)
There are different types of victorian style homes that have different characteristics that changed from time to time. Below we have mentioned few types of victorian style homes:
1. Gothic Revival (1830-1860)
Gothic Revival style was inspired by medieval age churches in Europe. The key features of this style are perpendicular vaulted roofs, pointed arches, and front-facing housetops, which are laden with a delicate wooden trim called vergeboards.
2. Italianate style (1840-1870)
The name itself suggests the origin of this style, Italy. The Italianate style was inspired by renaissance villas in Italy and had typically two-stories with low roofs and wide eaves. This style highlights the ornamental brackets.
3. Second Empire (1852-1870)
This style is influenced by the architectures made during the reign of Napoleon III in France. The second empire style houses start with rectangular or square shape and have the mansard roof with a high pitch on all four sides with the ornate millwork.
4. Stick-Eastlake (1860-1890)
Stick-Eastlake style of houses was made up of wood, which was readily available and was cost-effective during the time. The main feature of this style of home was decorative trim with ‘sticks,’ double-hung windows, and shingled roofs.
5. Folk Victorian (1870-1910)
Folk victorian is a more simplistic version of a victorian house and had a much less complicated layout. No towers were enforced in this type of house. But it has elements like decorative trims on the porch & rooflines, turned spindles, lace-like detailing, and beveled corners that indicated the victorian feels.
6. Queen Anne (1875-1905)
The most popular and beautiful style of the Victorian era, Queen Ann style of houses. (Most of the dollhouses had the same style of the house.) This style of homes characterized gabled roofs, rounded towers, heavy ornamentation, and large windows that were functional and decorative.
7. Richardsonian Romanesque
Richardsonian Romanesque style is named after the famous architect Henry Hobson Richardson. This is the revival style that incorporates the 11th and 12th-century style architectures of Spain, France, and Italy’s Romanesque characteristics. The key features of this style of house are rough-faced stone or brick, with lots of detailing, like parapets, towers, and arches.
Few examples to get inspiration for designing your own Modern Victorian home:-
Basically, modern victorian home is all about incorporating modern elements with the victorian style of houses. Below are the few pointers that you need to keep in mind for creating a modern victorian house:-
- Get victorian style sofa-set and other furniture,
- Make your roof multi-faceted or mansard style,
- Add a tower to your house structure,
- Make sure to embellish millwork on the roof edges or the ceiling,
- Furniture must be of wood (be it oak, walnut, or mahogany),
- Add woody effect in almost every element of the house (not just furniture),
- Recycle old doors and windows for the vintage effect,
- Fire mantle is must,
- Get your dining table adorned with marble, etc.
Make Your House Bold and Beautiful with the Victorian Effect:-
Victorian style has been in demand for the past few years. So incorporate the elements we mentioned in the article to get the picture-perfect house, from both interior and exterior. Let people know about the rich knowledge of historical architecture you now have! And by incorporating modern elements in the structure, show your prowess about architecture designing.
Pro Tip:- Make sure to paint your house with vibrant colors.
For more information on architecture style and ideas, visit Architecturesstyle.
Pink House by 23o5Studio: Interaction with Nature and People
Project Specifications Project Name: Pink House Architect: 23o5Studio Project Location: Long Xuyen, Vietnam Project Year: 2019 Project Area: 290 sq.m…
Qianhai City Center Landmark: A Tower That Resembles “A Cloud Of Spray”
Have you ever seen a floating tower with islands? Your answer will surely be a NO! Recently, in the Qianhaiwan…
Tour Kliff Kingsbury’s House: A Peaceful, Art-Filled Home in Paradise Valley
Being the head coach of an NFL team has its perks. This includes being able to live in a multi-million-dollar…
7 Crazy Futuristic Houses That Actually Exist On This Planet!
We all have a dream of living in a luxurious home that would fulfill all our comforts, right! But have…
Modern Chinese Architecture: Top 10 Incredible Modern Houses in China!
China has been one of the most prolific countries in terms of innovative engineering and amazing architecture. Now, its booming…
Top Differences Between Residential and Commercial Buildings
The difference between residential and commercial property is commonly known but there are many technical details that should also be…
Top 10 Tips to Choose the Best Windows for Home
If you are thinking about building a new home or remodeling your existing one, you may wonder about how to…
9 Most Photogenic Universities Worldwide
The most award-winning university campuses have sophisticated designs, elegant dining halls, and impressive decorations for photogenic universities worldwide. These idyllic…
7 Reasons to Renovate Your House in a Modern Architectural Style
If you are thinking about renovate your house, especially the exterior, and giving it a completely new, fresh look you…
Renovation of House in Chau Doc – A Project by Nishizawa Architects
Living in a quality life alongside the flood-prone area easy not something anyone would have thought about. Like obviously, you…
Building Structure Lighting System: How It Transformed the World
LED or Light Emitting Diodes continue revolutionizing the same way we see architecture. It has already been 139 years since…
World’s First ‘Farmscraper’ in Shenzhen by Carlo Ratti Associati: Agriculture Embedded in Architecture
Project Specifications Project Title: Jian Mu Tower Architect: CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati Creative Lead: Italo Rota Project Location: Shenzhen, China Project…