Victorian architecture is not really my thing, but I do run across an awful lot of Victorian resources in my research for Craftsman stuff. I figure there are some folks who might appreciate me sharing those resources.
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The floor was created from ca. 1900 cement tiles by Winckelmans, a French tile house which has been a name brand since 1894. Like Oriental rugs, these floors are composed of a field pattern and borders. Here, the geometric field is set on a grid with alternating dots and stars at the corners. Squares within diamonds alternate color to ramp up the intensity of the pattern. The interior mosaic border has shaded elements that give it a saw-tooth visual buzz. And to maximize it all, the pattern floa
This restored Victorian kitchen at the Villa Louis Estate, Prairie Du Chien, WI is an example of a very well equipped kitchen of the era. The iron stove, table mounted sink and central work-table are all typical. For those interested, the Estate offers culinary tours and hand-on workshops on the preparation of a Victorian meal. By reservation only.
This is how a reproduction Victorian kitchen should look. The combination of Hoosier-style cabinets, storage built into the wainscot, shelves and hooks give the kitchen all the storage of modern fitted cabinets, but without the modern look inappropriate for the Victorian period.
The dining room's built-in, glass-topped original buffet became the inspiration for a new cabinet in the family room.
A Budget Victorian Rehab - Old-House Online
If your object is to re-create a true 19th-century period kitchen, the challenge is to not get cutesy with the details. It should be a utilitarian space.
An Authentic Victorian Kitchen Design - Old-House Online
The owners of this 1896 Victorian farmhouse were guided in their restoration by an original pantry, from which they took inspiration for the beadboard walls and period hardware. (Photo: Bob Shimer/Styling: Megan Chaffin)
9 Strategies for Period Kitchens - Old-House Online
Historic Victorian Stencil Set : Knox Hill Cottage
House at Westcliff-on-Sea from 1908, "Some Small Houses Illustrated," by Walter Gray Ross, Architect. (Though, this is a 5-bedroom house, so it's not that small.) Nice layout inside. "The Dining Room opens on to a Verandah not shewn on the Plan. The view of Hall is taken from the Vestibule door looking towards the stairs. Red tiled roof. Tile and timbered gables. Red Tile, Small Houses
House at Westcliff-on-Sea from 1908, "Some Small Houses Illustrated," by Walter Gray Ross, Architect. (Though, this is a 5-bedroom house, so it's not that small.) Nice layout inside. "The Dining Room opens on to a Verandah not shewn on the Plan. The view of Hall is taken from the Vestibule door looking towards the stairs. Red tiled roof. Tile and timbered gables.
6-Room Cottage house plan from 1884 Leffel's House Plan book.
Cottage house plan from 1884 Leffels House Plan book.