These are the homes we all immediately recognize – large, imposing structures with fancy woodwork decoration and big wrap-around porches.
Steeply pitched roofs of irregular shape with a dominant front-facing wide gable
Ornate woodwork and textured shingles with decorative wooden brackets, and clapboard siding
An asymmetrical porch one story high that extends around the front or the front and sides of the house
Some homes have combinations of up to eight exterior colors
The home’s interior often contained high ceilings, deep archways between rooms, with small rooms divided up by their use: a formal dining room, a small library, a parlor, a formal living room, and so on