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Stick Style

Friday, 29 March 2013 18:30 Published in Stick Style

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Features Include:

  • Rectangular shape
  • Wood siding
  • Steep, gabled roof
  • Overhanging eaves
  • Ornamental trusses (gable braces)
  • Decorative braces and brackets
  • Decorative half-timbering
  • Jerkinhead dormers

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Shingle Style

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 19:49 Published in Shingle Style

Features Include:

  • Continuous wood shingles on siding and roof
  • Irregular roof line
  • Cross gables
  • Eaves on several levels
  • Porches
  • Asymmetrical floor plan

 

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Second Empire

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 19:47 Published in Second Empire

Second Empire

Features Include:

  • Mansard roof
  • Dormer windows project like eyebrows from roof
  • Rounded cornices at top and base of roof
  • Brackets beneath the eaves, balconies, and bay windows
  • Cupola
  • Patterned slate on roof
  • Wrought iron cresting above upper cornice
  • Classical pediments
  • Paired columns
  • Tall windows on first story
  • Small entry porch

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Queen Anne

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 19:45 Published in Queen Anne

Features Include:

  • Steep roof
  • Complicated, asymmetrical shape with intersecting roof lines
  • Front-facing gable
  • One-story porch that extends across one or two sides of the house
  • Round turrets or square towers
  • Wall surfaces textured with decorative shingles, patterned masonry, or half-timbering
  • Ornamental spindles and brackets
  • Bay windows

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Folk Victorian

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 19:42 Published in Folk Victorian

Features Include:

  • Square, symmetrical, simple shape
  • Brackets under the eaves
  • Porches with spindle work or flat, jigsaw cut trim
  • Carpenter Gothic details
  • Low-pitched, pyramid shaped roof
  • Front gable and side wings

 

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Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Mark Smith and I reside in Stevensville, Michigan my wife and two children. I have been interested in Architecture since my boyhood days; however, because of my families business—a lumberyard—I never really got a chance to pursue my dream until later in my career. Read more...

 

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