Victorian decoration - gingerbread ornamentation and fretwork are features that make people stop and admire a house. It is these features that give a house that extra charm and character. The more ornamentation the better sometimes making the Victorian building look like it was on steroids. Victorian decoration. Victorian decoration is admired so that today [...]
The use of fancy cut decorative shingles exploded with Queen Anne Victorian architecture. Although used in many locations, one of the most popular areas of use for these shingles was in the gable. The house to the right looks really great with these fancy cut decorative shingles in a colorful pattern but as nice as [...]
The McMansion is a large home guilty of allowing homeowners to feel and flaunt their wealth while showing their lack of taste.
It breaks almost every architectural rule there is. Learn what’s done wrong and recognize good from bad architecture. [Read ]
Accenting Victorian house colors is a good way to show off and allow viewers to appreciate the details and craftsmanship of Victorian architecture. The problem is that almost everyone agrees with this and tends to go overboard when painting their home. There are interesting architectural details that may seem Victorian to some people on all [...]
The cottage. A Bungalow, a Cape Cod, just any modest cosy dwelling in a traditional design. After house shopping for a long time you finally find the house of your dreams. It's the cutest cottage you have ever seen. Just like something out of a story book. At one time there were many cottages like this. [...]