Tuesday

Charming Victorian-Style Row


Saturday morning I went to Frederick, MD, a 30 minute ride from home, to bring my daughter to one of her friend's Football game.  I don't go there that much, but since I didn't want to come home to then go back again to pick her up, I planned on going to some places around town.

It wasn't on my plans but as soon as I arrived to our destination, I also knew I had to take some pictures. A row of beautiful Victorian-styled homes was there saying hello to me.  Quickly, I took my daughter to the field for the game, went to the places I planned on going and came -pronto- to take some pictures before the game was over.

The first house I went to look at was this charming pink home.  I love the ornate porch, one of the many characteristics of Victorian-style homes.

Its curb appeal was one of the best in the entire row, not surprisingly, it's a nicely disguised bed and breakfast.

Fall decor was lovely displayed.

The house in the corner had a bit of a spooky feel, possibly the stone and black features were the ones that made me perceive it like that.  Nonetheless, the textured exterior on the wall and the round tower are strong Victorian-style.

Continuing to the left of the B&B, my attention goes to the bold color on this home's trim.

The typical rich ornamental details are present once again.


The features that called me to this next home are the round tower and beautiful steep roof.



True to Victorian-style, the roof is covered with wood shingles. The metal weather-vane is one more of the fancy features especially in Queen Ann Victorian-style homes like this one.

The main entrance is given more importance with a pediment.

A view from the other side of the property.

This next home is similar to the one in the corner, with a stone tower, this time on the opposite side of the house, black textured walls and columns adorning the porch. A vibrant landscape highlights the home's architectural features.


Yellow, black, white... Victorian style homes can handle many colors.

They all don't have to be overly decorated or boldly colored.  This gray and white home is a clear example of it.

The rounded front porch and the green color are some of the features I like about this next home.

The porch spindles add beauty to the home's facade.

Seasonal decor give this home a good amount of color.

An elaborate front porch marks this home entrance.

The detail on the pediment adds to its charm.

Finally, this next home took my breath away, it's huge!

It has many of those Victorian characteristics.

I like that sweeping rounded porch, the decorative spindles and the bold brackets under the eaves.


All four sides of this home are quite different.

And don't be surprised that the back porch looks like the main entrance, just lovely!

I love this type of homes, I admire all the work that was placed in each one of them, however as much as I love moldings and architectural detail, I'm more inclined for a much clean, simple style.

What is your style?





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29 comments :

  1. fabulous houses! love the one with all the mums and pumpkins!

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  2. Oh my goodness, they are all fabulous. I would live in any one of them. I love to drive by and see all of their fabulous architecture and wish I could go inside. I would love for you to link up to my ongoing Inspire Me party. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/10/187th-inspire-me-tuesday.html This is definitely inspiring. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Oh my gosh these houses are amazing, I love the detail and the character that is in each one. I am sure many stories have been told on those porches

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  4. I love Frederick. It has so many unexpected treasures in it. These houses are no exception...love them all. I'd love to have one myself.

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  5. Those homes are gorgeous! I've always liked Victorian-styled homes. Our first home we lived in was totally our style, a bungalow built in 1914 with archways and wooden beamed ceilings with wood floors. But our home out in the country is new construction, so it's totally different. But my preference is for older homes like farmhouses or these homes here.

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  6. OH MY!!! That white house with the green trim looks JUST like the house I owned when I lived in the historical district. I wonder if it is the same plan inside- I just LOVED that house with every fiber of my being- xo Diana

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  7. I love these! I can't imagine living in one because it's so different than what I'm used to even though I lived in a Victorian inspired home once. I still appreciate the detail you just don't see any longer.

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  8. They are magical houses. I always dreamed of living in one but I'm happy in my little farmhouse and there is far less cleaning to do!

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  9. Gorgeous!! They remind me of houses that we walked by last year while visiting Prince Edward Island. I would love to have a big porch area to sit on in the summer. Thanks for a great tour Cristina!

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  10. I've been to this town but missed out on these gorgeous Victorian Masterpieces! Thanks for taking us along Cristina!

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  11. I love all these gorgeous houses & I'm sure they must be beautiful inside too :-) great tour :-)

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  12. Hi Cristina,
    Amazing pictures. Those houses are beautiful. You would love the City of Cape May, New Jersey, it is a Victorian historic town. It is located about 2:30 hours South from where I live.
    I am glad you had a nice time. Thanks for sharing!
    Saludos!

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  13. These houses are fabulous! Such detail in the design that you don't find today. Thanks for the photo tour!

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  14. Hola amiga hace poco estuve en San Francisco y me encanta esa ciudad por la gran cantidad de casas de ese estilo,,De que ciudas eres tu?

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  15. I can't imagine living in the biggest one, I'd get lost.lol They are all just beautiful.

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  16. Thank you for sharing these beautiful houses. I'd love to sit on one of those porches for a few hours!

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  17. I love those beautiful houses with the wonderful porches, wow I would love to have one of those with many rockers on the porch, with plenty of pillows and sweet tea...

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  18. Thanks for the delightful tour!
    when I lived in Pomfret MD and my bestie was in Dumfries VA, Fredrick was our meeting place..
    we could wander for hours among the beautiful victorian homes.. or while away our time in the antique stores.. thanks for reminding me of fun times from eons ago!

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  19. These are some great homes! Thanks for taking us on the tour with you -Jennifer

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  20. You and I both love the Victorian Homes! Your photos were great with all the up close details. We have a town with wonderful Victorian homes named Waxahachie, Texas pronounced wok se ha che! Thanks for sharing

    Pam

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  21. Just lovely! I would LOVE to see the insides!! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday!

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  22. All the homes were so beautiful! I would also love to see the inside of each one. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  23. Hi Christina,
    My style is Victorian so you can probably guess that I totally loved this post!! Gorgeous homes, especially that last one! Wow!
    Thanks for sharing all that architectural beauty with us.
    Gina

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  24. I am more of a simple mission style kind of person. That said, I absolutely LOVE architecture and details...it's art and it represent an era. Very beautiful...especially all those rounded porches

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  25. Just love Victorian homes and they are so darn lucky to live in them. I would want the room in the towers and round rooms!
    Hugs, Lynnie

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  26. Gorgeous homes! Wouldn't you just love to be invited in to take a peek around...that would be so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  27. I never tire of looking at old houses, either virtually or in person. (My husband and I can drive through old parts of cities for hours looking at old houses.)

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  28. I really love this area of the country - these houses are all really beautiful!

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