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Victorian Homes

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The term Victorian is usually described as an architectural style but it is actually a period in history. From about 1840 to 1900, the Victorian era brought many innovations in architecture. Each Victorian style home has its own distinctive features since builders often borrowed characteristics from several different styles, creating unique mixes. The Victorians were highly status-conscious, and in Victorian America, nothing displayed your status like your house.

Victorian Homes

Common Characteristics of Victorian Houses include:

  • Textured shingles
  • Fancy "gingerbread" trim
  • Dormers
  • Rounded porches
  • Asymmetrical floor plans
  • Turrets
  • Steeply pitched roof of irregular shape
  • Towers
  • High Ceilings
  • Large windows
  • Intricate woodwork

Interested in touring Victorian Houses? Tour Pacific Heights with guides that will show you colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions, and beautiful gardens.The Victorian Society in America is the only national non-profit organization committed to historic preservation, protection, understanding, education, and enjoyment of our nineteenth century heritage.

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