Victorian, Craftsman, Art Nouveau, What Style Is It?

The Wright 3 It’s not always easy to decipher the [tag]architectural style[/tag] of a home, especially when the property has been expanded or renovated several times over its lifespan. When different owners put their own stamp on the property, it gets tougher and tougher to pinpoint a single style when marketing the home for sale. In some cases, there may be three or four styles intermingling. To determine the various styles, you must look at individual home features and how they relate to one another. That way, if a prospective buyer asks, “What style is it?” you’ll be able to answer confidently by describing the dominant style and calling out special features that reflect other styles.

Perhaps the biggest architectural clue is the date of construction. In 1924, people were growing very tired of [tag]Victorian architecture[/tag] and responded in many ways. Some builders went with the [tag]Modern Movement[/tag], creating homes with flat roofs and stark sensibilities. Others jumped on board with the [tag]Craftsman[/tag] trend and the styles of [tag]Frank Lloyd Wright[/tag]. Indeed, many of the elements that Frank Lloyd Wright applied to his buildings can be seen in isolated pieces of Nicholson’s listing: the broad eave overhangs, the ganging up of multiple windows, and the side saddle porches.

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