Monday, January 5, 2009

Queen Anne style

QA_red_roof.jpg"Queen Anne style combined
  • fine brickwork, often in a warmer, softer finish than the Victorians were characteristically using,
  • varied with terracotta panels, or tile-hung upper stories,
  • with crisply painted white woodwork, or blond limestone detailing: oriel windows, often stacked one above another,
  • corner towers, asymmetrical fronts and picturesque massing,
  • Flemish mannerist sunken panels of strapwork, deeply shadowed entrances, broad porches, in a domesticated free Renaissance style
....In Australia, the Queen Anne style was absorbed into the Federation style, which was, broadly speaking, the Australian equivalent of the Edwardian style. This Federation style often showed
  • Tudor-style woodwork and elaborate fretwork that replaced the Victorian taste for wrought iron.
  • Verandahs were usually a feature,
  • Images of the rising sun and Australian wildlife;
  • Circular windows,
  • turrets and towers with conical or pyramid-shaped roofs." - Wikipedia

Queen Anne Style

The Queen Anne style of period house lasted for the second half of the 19th century, from 1860 until 1900. It has no real connection with the architecture of Queen Anne herself who reigned from 1702 to 1714.
  • classical but without following the rules of proportion 
  • hipped roofs
  • lead or copper coated cupolas over turrets and oriels.
  • ribbed chimney-stacks
  • gables, either straight or Dutch
  • tile-hung walls, in red brick
  • Dutch or Flemish door surround i.e. pilasters, half round stucco design over top
  • three-sided bays
  • brick pediments and pilasters
  • white woodwork
  • sash windows with small panes in the upper half or casement windows with leaded lights
  • fan-lights
  • brick aprons below windows
  • wrought iron work
  • decorative terracotta embellishments with designs such as sunflower  - from Bricks & Brass