Home plan #126-1637 is an affordable Victorian home with the look of Luxury and Elegance. It has a reasonable square footage at around 2300 sq ft, but appears much larger. The office in the turret is my personal favorite feature of this home plan. All of the living quarters are on the second floor. The curb appeal of this home would be welcomed in any neighborhood. To see other Victorian homes like this click here.
House plan #126-1661 is a wonderful, luxury, Victorian home. This home features a beautiful European style to it. The lving quarters are all located on the second floor along with a nice computer/ sitting room. The main floor has a spacious family room and a practical office. This home designer has many other plans that resemble this european/ victorian look. Please click here to see the rest of this designer's plan gallery.
Victorian Home Plans-
The Victorian style developed and was quite popular from about 1820 to the early 1900s. Victorian homes are most commonly two stories with steep roof pitches, turrets and dormers. Porches are often large with turned posts and decorative railing. Decorative gable trim, corbels, and a variation of exterior finishes. This style actually is a combination of several other main styles like Italianate, Second Empire, and Queen Anne. Designers began to implement characteristics of several styles to create what is most commonly known as Victorian. This style is sometimes viewed by critics as cluttered or overpowered with trim work and ornamentation, however, these are the attributes that made Victorian homes so popular during the 1800s. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, there was a great number of Victorian style homes built by developers in the area. Today, Victorian homes are still being built throughout the United States. It remains a popular architectural style and can nearly always be found in the older neighborhoods of America. Many people seek these types of homes in good condition for restoration because of their timeless appeal. Many of these homes can be found on the historical register.