The most common of all Victorian styles, Queen Anne houses are distinguished by a combination of seemingly disparate characteristics. In fact, Queen Anne style assumes an attitude of “almost anything goes.” The style features asymmetrical shapes, punctuated by steep roof pitches at various elevations. These shapes are partially defined by gables – usually including a dominant front-facing gable – combined with one or more polygonal, square or round towers. Different wall textures, another defining attribute, are achieved with a mix of exterior cladding that may include clapboard, patterned masonry, brick, stone and/or decorative shingles. The Queen Anne style also typically features a covered porch that often wraps around one or two sides.
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