Victorian architecture refers to a group of architectural revival styles that emerged in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Victorian refers to Queen Victoria's reign (1837–1901), often known as the Victorian era, during which time the Victorian building styles were popular.
The term "Victorian" was first used to describe buildings made between 1840 and 1900. However, because the Gothic Revival style became popular after 1850, some experts include it among the Victorian styles.
During this period, England and America had large numbers of churches built in the Gothic Revival and Neoclassical styles. These buildings are now considered the last gasp of the medieval world before the advent of modern science and engineering. As such, they are integral parts of British and American history.
In addition to being interesting designs influenced by medieval Europe, many Victorian buildings are also interesting for their technological advances at the time they were constructed. For example, Charles Dickens loved to go to church but couldn't abide pewing (the act of sitting in a rigid wooden bench alongside other people). So he created a prototype for the adjustable chair in 1866. A few years later, George Bernard Shaw invented the rocking chair so parents could read stories to their children outside on warm evenings.
Many Victorian buildings have been preserved or restored to look like they did when they were new.
Victorian homes were built in England (and later in the United States) between 1837 and 1901 during Queen Victoria's reign. A: Victorian homes are highly costly, and because of their antiquity, a comprehensive home inspection is a must for anybody trying to buy one. In addition to being old, these houses also tend to be big -- usually 2 stories high with 6 or more rooms per floor -- so you can imagine how much they cost to build.
The main reason why Victorian homes are so expensive is that they're not made like this any more. Over time, they become more and more damaged due to poor construction practices and lack of maintenance, which results in huge repairs bills over time. Also, since they're such an unusual type of house, most people want to save them for special occasions or nostalgia reasons, which makes them even more expensive.
Now, if you want to live in a Victorian house but cannot afford to buy it, you could rent it out. But be aware that when people know there are ghosts in the building they often don't want to rent it out, so you might as well look at other options if this isn't a problem for you.
There, that's our take on Victorian style homes.
While Victorian homes sometimes maintain some of the classical aspects introduced by the Georgians (such as columns and proportioning), the Victorian design is also greatly inspired by the Renaissance and Gothic revival movements. The Victorians were opulent in comparison to the Georgians, who were more restrained. Also, the Georgians tended to be smaller, with only two rooms per floor; the Victorians often had four or more.
The Georgian style originated in England around 1720-1760. It was used extensively for new houses built from 1730 to 1820. The name comes from King George I, who was king when the style first appeared and who was known as "George II" after his death in 1760.
Victorian architecture was popular from about 1837 to 1896. It was an evolution of the Georgian style that included more elaborate decoration and larger windows. As with the Georgians, most houses built during this time were private residences; factories, schools, and churches often used other styles.
There are many differences between Georgian and Victorian architecture. The main difference is size. The Georgians were relatively small dwellings with limited amenities; the Victorians were much grander houses with large rooms and numerous public facilities. The Georgians were designed for practical use; they could be built in a short time without expensive materials, while the Victorians were conceived as works of art that would last for many years after their construction was finished.