gothic revival

house design

Gothic Revival homes feature asymmetrical and unpredictable floor plans. Easily identified by the pointed arch shape which is repeated in windows, doorways, and other decorative features, Gothic Revival home plans are built with a steeply pitched cross-gable roof and a one-story porch.Gothic Revival designs are heavily laden with decoration: elaborate buttresses, lacy pinnacles, and decorative tracery in the leaded glass windows.


The Gothic Revival can be traced back to England in 1749 to romanticize medieval styles there, and the romanticized simplicty of medieval times. The first American Gothic house was by Alexander Jackson Davis in Baltimore, MD. in 1832. Davis was the first American architect to promote the Gothic style

Common Building Types

Common Building Types were houses, schools and churches