How well do you know your Denver architecture? When it comes to homes, the city has a handful of distinct styles, recently detailed in 5280 magazine’s feature “Denver Architecture 101.” Following in 5280’s footsteps, we are offering an ongoing tutorial of Denver’s iconic options. Today, we study the Queen Anne Victorian.
What to look for: Who doesn’t want to live like royalty? This style, most common in Colorado between 1880 and 1910, was inspired by architecture popular around the time of Queen Anne’s reign (1702-1714). It’s distinguished by elaborate detail and ornamentation. Queen Anne homes often have decorative porches, projecting gables, scalloped shingles, and turned spindles on porches and balconies. You’ll also often find delightfully colorful exterior paint combinations.
Where to find them: Baker, City Park West, City Park South, Curtis Park, Sloan’s Lake, Washington Park West.