Victorian houses provide an abundant supply of eye candy when admiring their intricate gingerbread trim and interesting roof angles. If you’re a fan of this historic architecture, you don’t want to miss this round-up of exciting homes.
Whether small or large, Victorian houses are crafted with numerous details. No one ever seems to say, “Oh, this house is too small for all those details and colors.” This small charmer includes fish scale trim, dental molding, bow windows, garland trim, and more.
Lucky is the homeowner who possesses a beautiful turret. The circular expanse of windows provides every angle of outdoor views.
Victorian houses are perfect for punching up exterior color. To highlight trim, owners paint a variety of colors to showcase architectural details. A gingerbread home is great for choosing exterior colors not typically seen on other homes.
If bold color isn’t quite your style, Victorian houses also look pretty with subdued color in the same family. Here, pink, cream, and tan are used beautifully to highlight trim work.
I read an article the other day that said when it comes to decorating styles, Victorian decor is the most-searched style in the Midwest where I live. I guess that’s not too surprising considering the abundance of Victorian architecture in our area.
How would you like to paint this house? Every detail of this turreted home is called out with contrasting paint. This house is more than a home – it’s a work of art!
This home pairs brick with shingle siding and fish scale trim for a unique look.
It would take me forever to choose color for a painted lady. I speak from experience. It took me months to finally decide upon the exterior palette of yellow and blues for my Victorian cottage.
It’s nice to see Victorian elements on a newer construction home.
A quaint little cottage like this would be perfect for my retirement home.
The town where I’ve seen the largest collection of Victorian houses is Galena, Illinois. Have you ever been there? It’s located in the northwest corner of the state and many of the historic homes have been turned into Bed and Breakfast lodging.
Even a front door has amazing detail that needs to be called out with paint.
Are you a fan of Victorian architecture? I find every detail fascinating!