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March Madness: Victorian vs. Four Square

I am feeling sorry for all of the Foursquare houses out there. The readers of my newsletter chose the Victorian over the Foursquare 3 to 1 in last week’s March Madness: Home Edition matchup.

The classic Foursquare house was built from 1890-1930 and can be recognized by their cubic proportions. They are typically as wide and deep as they are tall and will have a low-pitched hip roof with dormers, large overhangs and exposed rafters.

A Victorian house, on the other hand, was typically built during the time Queen Victoria ruled Britain from 1837-1901, had steeply pitched roofs of irregular shape, often with a dominate front-facing gable that would feature something like shingles. They would have large porches along one or two sides of the house.

An interesting fact is that while the Foursquare house was ideal for Prairie and Craftsman styling, some would have the styling of a late-Victorian house.

 

If you’d like to participate in the March Madness bracket, don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter. I am looking forward to seeing the results of your voting in the next round of the bracket!   

 

Norwalk IA Real Estate – Jon Niemeyer, Broker/Owner/REALTOR® at EXIT Realty North Star. I list and sell real estate in Central Iowa including Norwalk, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Cumming, Indianola, Carlisle, Waukee, Urbandale, Grimes, Clive, Johnston, Ankeny, Altoona, and Pleasant Hill in the Counties of Warren, Polk, Dallas, and Madison. Call Jon Niemeyer at 515-490-4675.

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