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The Picturesque Style: Italianate Architecture: March 2015

The Picturesque Style: Italianate Architecture: March 2015

The first Italian style house plans appeared in America in the 1830s and remained popular through the end of the century. These picturesque two-to-four story homes are designed to resemble Italian villas. Classic proportions are dressed up with a Mediterranean twist, with some Italianate house plans displaying a stately symmetry.

The first Italian style house plans appeared in America in the 1830s and remained popular through the end of the century. These picturesque two-to-four story homes are designed to resemble Italian villas. Classic proportions are dressed up with a Mediterranean twist, with some Italianate house plans displaying a stately symmetry.

House Styles: 1840 - 1885: Italianate House: Victorian Italianate homes usually have flat or low-pitched roofs and large brackets in the eaves.

House Style Guide to the American Home

House Styles: 1840 - 1885: Italianate House: Victorian Italianate homes usually have flat or low-pitched roofs and large brackets in the eaves.

Eplans Italianate House Plan - Elegant Heights - 4403 Square Feet and 5 Bedrooms from Eplans - House Plan Code HWEPL10927

Eplans Italianate House Plan - Elegant Heights - 4403 Square Feet and 5 Bedrooms from Eplans - House Plan Code HWEPL10927

Italianate House Plan with 2873 Square Feet and 3 Bedrooms(s) from Dream Home Source | House Plan Code DHSW10446

Italianate House Plan with 2873 Square Feet and 3 Bedrooms(s) from Dream Home Source | House Plan Code DHSW10446

Painted in the warm earth tones typical of the period, this Michigan Italianate is small, but still bursting with ornamentation. (Photo: Joe Hilliard)

Italianate Architecture and History

Painted in the warm earth tones typical of the period, this Michigan Italianate is small, but still bursting with ornamentation. (Photo: Joe Hilliard)

Eplans Italianate House Plan - Pristine Mediterranean Classic - 3424 Square Feet and 5 Bedrooms from Eplans - House Plan Code HWEPL10392

Eplans Italianate House Plan - Pristine Mediterranean Classic - 3424 Square Feet and 5 Bedrooms from Eplans - House Plan Code HWEPL10392

Chateau de Groussay, Italianate House near Chantilly, France. World of Interiors Sept 2011

Chateau de Groussay, Italianate House near Chantilly, France. World of Interiors Sept 2011

Elegant 1916 House plan, Garden City Plans - Design 25 I love this house.

Elegant 1916 House plan, Garden City Plans - Design 25 I love this house.

The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast, lodging in an Historic San Francisco Landmark Victorian mansion built in 1883

The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast, lodging in an Historic San Francisco Landmark Victorian mansion built in 1883

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