One of my favorite houses in America - Old Westbury, NY
Mackinac Island became a very popular summer vacation spot during the 1880s-1890s. Many of the historic summer homes built during this time period lack central-heating. Victorian, Queen Anne and Neo-colonial are some of the most commonly seen styles of architecture in the cottages of that era on Mackinac. Some show a fusion of styles. Many of the private residences today sell, when they become available, for considerably more than $1 million.
Oak Bluffs Gingerbread House
On the harbor in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard.
(by Professor Bop)
This shot shows one of the fine ‘cottages’ on Mackinac Island, Michigan. This particular cottage is named ‘Brigadoon’ and overlooks the harbor.
The Farnsworth House
The West Canfield Historic District, Detroit_2 (by 181t-173c)
Hays-Hood House, 1910
A George Barber design.
“The Hays Hood House is one of Tallahassee’s few remaining examples of Queen Anne architecture. The style, popular in the 1880s and 1890s, is characterized by turrets, towers and elaborate decorative woodwork that lead some to call them ‘gingerbread houses.’
Jesse Hays, who helped start Tallahassee’s first phone company, had the house built in 1910, using a pattern from a house-pattern book. During World War II, the home was converted into apartments and Hays moved into an adjoining cottage. In 1949, Hays sold the house to Tallahassee insurance agent Buck Hood and his wife, Rebecca, who converted it back to a single family home. In 2004, the widowed Rebecca Hood sold the house to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, which restored the house as its new headquarters.”