12 Spectacular Examples of Victorian Architecture from Around the World
During her reign over the British Empire from 1837 to 1901, Queen Victoria presided over countless transformations in Britain society, including the numerous architectural styles popping up across the country. Victorian architecture doesn’t refer to just one distinct style, but rather an era of innovation and craftsmanship.
Some styles like Jacobean, Italianate, and Scots Baronial recall elements of the past, but the Arts and Crafts movement emerged from reform within the design industry and industrial advancements. While these styles had their own building techniques and ornamental features, one could argue all embody a certain maximalist flair of the time.
This flair even found its way across the world, with Queen Anne–style homes lining the streets of American cities and Second Empire style becoming widely popular in Australia. Today, the steeply pitched roofs, decorative wood trim, and imposing octagonal towers of Victorian homes continue to charm the masses. Here, a look at 12 Victorian structures across the world that embody the period's innovation and vibrant design.
There's no shortage of pitched roofs and colorful facades here.