Queen Anne style
Queen Anne style(1875–1890)
Similar to high Victorian, an exuberant and eclectic style in texture, form, and massing. Based on Elizabethan andJacobean precedents, brick and stone were combined in bold contrast with tall thin chimneys, multiple gables, complex roof shapes and turrets, towers, and bay windows, all with small-scale detailing.
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Queen Anne style
1. English architecture during the reign of Queen Anne, from 1702 to 1714; primarily country houses and many houses in the suburbs of London, often of red brick. Characterized by a dignified simplicity and moderateness in scale; avoidance of the appearance of massiveness; hipped roofs hidden behind parapets; sash windows.
2. An eclectic style of domestic architecture primarily of the 1870s and 1880s in England and the United States; misnamed after Queen Anne; actually based on country-house and cottage Elizabethan architecture. A blending of Tudor Gothic, English Renaissance, Flemish, (and in the United States on Colonial elements), houses in this style usually are characterized by an asymmetrical façade with emphasis on verticality; often, a front-facing gable; commonly, timber-framed and irregular in plan and elevation; decorative trusses, bracketed posts, gingerbread in the form of spindlework, finials, and cast-iron cresting; textured shingles, masonry with variations in wall surface treatment and color; carved ornamentation, and patterned horizontal siding; contrasting wall materials used in combination with the various stories decorated differently;
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