Queen Anne House
Early in the 20th century, as the city of New Orleans expanded to include a suburban sprawl, larger houses started to emerge to accommodate the tastes of the upper class. The Queen Anne style house is comprised of two stories laid out in irregular floor plans. It typically boasts an asymmetrical facade, multiple gabled roofs, a wraparound porch, and bay windows. The shining feature of the Queen Anne house is the lace-like woodwork trim, brackets, porch posts, and rails. Just like other artistic forms, Queen Anne style was appropriated by the lower class and used to decorate shotgun-type dwellings. While elements of Queen Anne style can be used sparingly, it is not uncommon to see a shotgun house with a front porch that is completely adorned with decorative woodwork details.