Architectural Styles

Victorian and Spanish Homes

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Victorian Style

Definition

In the United Kingdom and former British colonies, a Victorian house generally means any house built during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1837–1901. During the Industrial Revolution successive housing booms resulted in the building of many millions of Victorian houses which are now a defining feature of most British towns and cities.

Characteristics

  • Wood or Stone exterior
  • More than 10 windows
  • Has columns
  • Textured wall surface
  • Decorative wall surface
  • 1 story porch
  • Window sills
  • Towers
  • Complicated, asymmetrical shape
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Spanish Style

Definition

Found in the southwestern region of the U.S. where the influence of Mexican culture is deeply ingrained

Characteristics

  • Mostly 1 and 2 story
  • Column in front of house and inside
  • Towers
  • Curves
  • Arches
  • Window sills
  • Cross hipped roof
  • French doors

Common features

  • 1-3 Stories
  • Both became popular in the 1900s
  • Lots of bedrooms
  • Crossed hipped roof
  • Columns
  • Window sills
  • Crossed gable roof
  • French doors

Comparision statement

There are many home styles around the world but Victorian and Spanish style homes are unique in there own way. Victorian homes have been around 100 years and its unique wood/stone exterior, tall columns and its one story porch. Spanish homes have been around for more than 100 years also with its unique curves and arches and columns. That's what makes both of these home styles unique.

Isaac Gonzalez, Ricky Gutierrez