What 'Style' is my House?
I posted on oldhouseweb too, but I'll post here too because I like Gardenweb a lot :).
I'm wondering what kind of style my home is. It was built in 1910. It is in Cleveland, OH. The first floor has all original woodwork and trim, built-in cabinets, doors, railing, etc. The kitchen has been updated but the original trim still remains. The upstairs has been renovated a bit, but hasn't taken away from the "old house" charm. One thing we love is that they replaced all the plaster with drywall.
Anyhoo, below are pics of my house. Any ideas? I'm thinking it's a "transitional" house - that is, transitional between the popular Victorian style that was just ending around 1910 and the Colonial Revival look that was coming into style. It seems to have characteristics of both from the outside. It certainly does not have Queen Anne in its DNA, though!
Currently there is vinyl siding on the house with new soffit, etc. The only "old" thing remaining is the decorative shingle work on the peaks of the front. The original wood siding is beneath the vinyl, but I never took a peak.
I would love to know the style, or if someone has any idea what it would have originally looked like. We'd like to "restore" it. I'm sure it must have had more decorative features. I've looked at quite a few old house plans on antiquehomes.org but couldn't find a match.
We did learn that apparently, the front porch did not have a roof/balcony originally. Apparently it was just an open-top porch. Also, the right half of the porch is older - the wood on it is old wood (narrow tongue and grove planks); the wood on the left portion of the porch in front of the bay windows is newer (by new I don't mean 1990 lol - probably 1950 or 60 maybe?). So that could be a key piece of its history and how it looked.
Ideas? I am hoping someone stumbles across this picture and can see its "true" nature behind the vinyl and the roofed-porch that didn't exist. There is some sort of structure beneath the right side of the porch.
Here she is. This pic is from a few weeks ago - I just finished painting the railing white, the steps are now painted cream, and the masonry is now fully brown:
These stupid vinyl half-rounds are NOT original lol:
Side of house. The bump out for the stairs above the door is topped with a cross-gable that the tree is hiding from this pic:
Maybe the interior will help too:
Living room/Parlor here. You can see the fireplace and built-ins to your left. All 10' ceilings: