The client’s fascination with the colors and detail of period Victorian homes was the impetus for this more modern interpretation of a Second Empire Victorian. The client always loved the style of the house from the "Adams Family" television show.
This beautiful Seattle home is a historical landmark featuring meticulously renovated Victorian Queen Anne architecture and sweeping views of Lake Washington and the Cascades. All around the home, 14,000 square feet of landscaped grounds invite rambling walks and afternoon lawn parties.
Colorful Victorian Home With Porch and Small Garden
A mix of red, green and yellow paint colors create a charming exterior on this Victorian home with ornate molding. The front porch is surrounded by a decorative, colorful railing and looks out over a small garden with shrubs and topiary.
Alternating courses of brick and stone at the foundation initiate a theme of layering and wrapping the building envelope that continues up through the terrace and chimney. This detail is carried further through variation in clapboard siding and culminates in the colors and patterns of the slate roof crowned by ridge-cresting.
The field stone was all found on site.
The three-story Britt Scripps Inn is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in San Diego, California. It has been completely restored to authentically reflect the craftsmanship and rich heritage of the late 1800s.
Small details, like the silver-leaf designs that make different areas of house glimmer as the sun crosses the sky, added up to return the run-down Victorian to its former glory. To help the crumbling foundation, pressure-treated wood and concrete were used to reinforce the weak areas on Curb Appeal.
This house was built in 1872 by a prolific builder named Edward Mayberry. It's got the standard Victorian details – Italianate style, colonnettes and quoins at the sides and corners of the windows, segmented arch windows. Its design is a bit simpler than those built and decorated later, when those ornaments were more readily available in San Francisco.