Victorian architecture, which was so common in 19th century-built row houses, remains a popular style in home design. It’s evident here in the two-level bay windows and front-porch design of this Bay Area residence.
The unique curved footprint of this room is a hallmark of its Victorian architecture, while its decor is spare and modern. The design team and homeowners updated the kitchen, baths and living spaces in this classic Victorian house to function well for a 21st-century family.
A Victorian house gets an interior update by way of this stylish living room. A blue-and-white fireplace surround adds color, built-ins provide storage and display space, and an eye-catching onion pendant light from Design Within Reach serves as a focal point. The colors in this space make it vibrant and interesting.
Known for his artistic meditations on Africa and the West, artist Yinka Shonibare created this dollhouse to comment upon his dual identity. Shinobare was born in England but lived for much of his youth in Nigeria and attended art school and now lives in London. This dollhouse is a replica of the 1872 Victorian town house where Shonibare lives in the East End of London. BUY IT: $450
The stairwell and skylight occupy the center volume of the house, allowing natural light to filter throughout the interior.
The design of the central stairwell as an atrium allows natural sunlight to penetrate through the interior of the entire home.
The stairwell and skylight occupy the center volume of the house, allowing natural light to filter throughout the interior. Playful details abound - undulant baluster collars interject a sense of movement and rhythm to the staircase.
The "triple bead" beadboard paneling was inspired by paneling found in an old structure on the property.
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.
A beautiful example of Queen Anne Victorian architecture, this four bedroom, four bathroom home in Seattle features a cedar shake roof and a mix of wood and stone construction. During the renovation, original details were painstakingly preserved; the house is truly an historic landmark.
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.
A custom Roman shade blends with the wall's soft gray hue, giving the illusion of added space in this restful bedroom. In this room as throughout the home, contemporary touches mix with classic details. The renovated Victorian house has been fully updated to meet the needs of a modern-day family.
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.
The kitchen of this 1900-era Victorian home was in desperate need of an upgrade. The homeowners wanted to keep the vintage feel of the home, so designers used wood trim and shutters to give the kitchen some of the charm of the rest of the house. To help maintain the classic feel of the home, an accent wall was created using wallpaper. The overall effect is reminiscent of cottage charm.