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"It looks like it was originally basically a queen anne  There really wasn't the same concern for naming the style of a house back then as the houses were mostly carpenter built and leaned toward an amalgam of styles. This one seems to…"
Jun 18
Phil commented on gary minnick's blog post House style
"Why not post the picture?  I like double porches. "
Sep 22, 2012
gary minnick commented on gary minnick's blog post House style
"Thanks for the input. The house originally had double porches. I have a pic of that and will post if interested."
Sep 20, 2012
Phil commented on gary minnick's blog post House style
"I would go with Italianate.  Draped windows and that type of front door were common to many styles of that era.  For Gothic, I would expect to see an arched window or some kind of fanciness wood-wise at the top of the gable.  It has…"
Sep 19, 2012
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House style

Picture%202.pngWhat do you think is the style of my Victorian house?Most say it is in the Gothic Victorian style due to the arched windows and front double door and the quoins in the corners.See More
Sep 19, 2012

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Tell us about yourself:
I live in Mount Tabor NJ. An old Methodist Camp Meeting community containing 300 Victorian cottages. I'm always interesting in learning more about restoring my house.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Recently repainted the whole house. Added brackets to soften the hard square-ness of the porch. I stripped the original pine floors in the living/dining room which were painted chocolate brown. I also tore out the acoustic drop ceiling and retained the wood beaned ceiling.
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http://www.mounttabornj.org/

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House style

Picture%202.pngWhat do you think is the style of my Victorian house?

Most say it is in the Gothic Victorian style due to the arched windows and front double door and the quoins in the corners.

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 12:45pm on June 18, 2014, James Martin said…

It looks like it was originally basically a queen anne  There really wasn't the same concern for naming the style of a house back then as the houses were mostly carpenter built and leaned toward an amalgam of styles.

This one seems to obviously "up-dated" by someone not terribly conversant in Victorian styles.  The bank of windows as well as the round vent are additions.  I can't see the photo clearly but it is possible that the downstairs have been altered as well, but I can't tell.  I would say the same thing for the porch.  It doesn't seem typical in style or proportion of the house- but then it well could be.  It is the round columns with the sort of carpenter gothic balusters that don't seem right as is the size of the porch to the house.  

But any rate don't worry about it.  I would get rid of the white stripe on the gable as it only highlights the modern windows or at least tone down the contrast. This will make the porch belong to the main house as well

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