What Do You Know About American Houses?

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  1. Kim

    I only got 1 right! And I have this book – the 2006 version. Was a required book for one of my classes. It was probably 8 years ago that I took the class and that is my excuse – time.

  2. El Morris`

    This said I missed one but as an Interior Designer I can tell you that Italianate Style was very much a part of the Victorian Era. Pleases note: “During the 1840s when the Victorian era was just gearing up, Italianate style houses became the hot new trend. The style spread quickly across the USA via widely-published pattern books. With low roofs, wide eaves, and ornamental brackets, Victorian Italianate houses suggest an Italian Renaissance villa. Some even sport a romantic cupola on the roof.” About.com Architecture.

  3. Rose

    60% solely on deductive guessing!

  4. Steve Wedge

    I will also differ on Italianate not being in the Victorian era. They were highly popular right up through the 1870’s.

    Shingle is the closest to being not “of the Victorian types” – it was a transitional style from Victorian into Arts and Crafts.

  5. Kathi Robinson

    40% I think I need to get this book!

  6. Vince Tornincasa

    80%…..missed the one about the ‘event’ that led to city beautiful planning; that was the one I guessed on! The rest, I felt pretty sure. Sounds like a book that would interest me!

  7. I wrongly guessed Queen Anne was not of the period named for Queen Victoria. It’s back to British Royalty for me.

  8. Can’t wait for the new edition – Just talking to another Realtor friend this weekend about brushing up on architectural terms. Looking forward to receiving my copy when its released!