This case study of the Queen Anne style features stained glass windows, floral wallpaper, and details in oak and cherry.
The lavish nature of Victorian architecture is illustrated in these photos of the Hartley Lord mansion in Kennebunk, Maine. Designed by Boston architect George Meacham and built in 1885, it is a good case study of the Queen Anne style. The entrance hall is remarkably ornate with cherry wood used for the doors and archways leading to the stairway and dining room, where the wood species changes to oak. Stained glass windows decorate the doors while floral wallpaper adds texture, color and richness to the overall palette. The dining room is richly detailed with an elaborate fireplace surround, ornamented ceilings and paneled walls. This particular house has been carefully preserved and is in excellent condition, serving as a good example of an important chapter in architectural history.