Victorian House Plans & Home Plans
Victorian designs date from the second half of the 19th century, when America was exploring new approaches to building and home design. There are a variety of house styles, including Second Empire, Italianate, Stick, and Queen Anne Victorian Homes. Advancements in machine technology meant that Victorian-era builders could easily incorporate mass-produced ornamentation such as brackets, spindles, and patterned shingles. The last true homes were built in the early 1900s, but contemporary home builders often borrow Victorian ideas, designing eclectic “neo-Victorians.” These homes combine modern materials with 19th century details, such as curved towers and spindled porches. A number of these house styles are recreated on the fanciful “Main Street” at Disney theme arks in Florida, California, and Europe.