From 1880 to 1910, the Queen Anne style so completely dominated Victorian residential architecture that it has become synonymous with the word "Victorian" for many people. Queen Anne style homes represent an exuberant collection of eclectic details. Gables, bay windows, towers and various textures all come together in unexpected ways to create harmony.
The Queen Anne Home
Essential Style Elements
Exterior Color Palette
Interior Wood Species
Interior Stain Colors
Andersen® Art Glass
Art glass is a common decorative element in Queen Anne homes and greatly adds to the home's ornate style. Patterns range from classical Renaissance designs to more flowing, nature-inspired Art Nouveau motifs.
The most popular locations for art glass in the Queen Anne style are front cottage windows, accent windows and bay windows.
Andersen offers several art glass designs that complement Queen Anne style architecture, including Queen Anne, Regency, Victoria and Diamond Lights. Each design is available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, and in a combination of clear and colored glass or clear glass only. See more art glass options.
Window hardware embraces the mass production methods of the Victorian era and is elaborately decorated. Double-hung windows, which are the main window type in the Queen Anne style, feature sash locks and sash lifts in either antique brass, bright brass or oil rubbed bronze finishes. Satin nickel is also an alternative.
Like window hardware, hardware for doors is elaborately decorated. The Italianate doors found in many Queen Anne style homes are often substantial, with the hardware also being of considerable size and weight. Handles, deadbolts, door knockers and mail slots are standard for front doors and are usually finished in antique brass, polished brass or oil rubbed bronze. Satin nickel is also an option.
Lock and Keeper in Oil Rubbed Bronze finish
Whitmore® Door Hardware
Covington™ Door Hardware
Covington hardware offers an ornate appearance that perfectly complements the Queen Anne style. Made of solid, forged brass to provide the substantial look and feel of the Victorian era.
Oil Rubbed Bronze
The quintessential grille pattern for a Queen Anne style window has small sections of clear or colored glass that form a pattern around the outer edge of the sash. In double-hung windows, the grilles are used only in the top sash.
The grille placement should produce glass sections that are as close to square as possible. Glass sections measuring roughly 4" are ideal. Any number of other glass sections may exist around the perimeter of the window.