Explore a golden age in architecture when architects, builders, and homeowners let their imaginations run wild. If you are thinking about renovating, remodeling, or building a Victorian home, this book will show you how the architectural features characteristic of turn-of-the-20th century architecture were used. Here are richly detailed 'gingerbread' trims, towers, encircling porches, balconies, cornices, belvederes, large porte-cocheres, bay windows, ornamental ironwork, elaborate chimneys, and much more. All who love Victorian architecture will be informed and inspired by over 300 full color photographs of historical architectural details found here.
Stanley Schuler, from Old Lyme, Connecticut, is the author of many books about architecture, and gardening. He was formerly architectural and building editor of House Beautiful Magazine and home building consultant for the General Electric Company.