The Victorian style of architecture
is defined primarily by decorative detailing and multi-textured
Among the design characteristics of Victorian style are the
steep pitched roof, decorative gable ends, towers, wrap around
porches, eave trim, wood siding, dormer, full width porches,
and elaborate handrails spanning column to column.
The cottage style borrowed from Early Gothic style picturesque
with irregular shapes, steep roof slope, balconies, porches,
window gables, and deep shadows made by projecting roofs.
It provides a roof over the main entrance and a semiprivate
place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.