"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…"
"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…"
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.
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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.
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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