The Victorian style does not adhere to rigid prescriptions, since it refers to a seventy year era in history (1825 – 1900, although the era is named after Queen Victoria, who reigned between 1837 and 1901).
One specific Victorian characteristic is the abundance of expansion such as wraparound porches with profuse carvings, generous bay windows – and some even with diminutive towers and turrets. Also a steep roof, often sporting many angles, and with an odd shape, often highlights stained glass windows, stonework, fancy shingles, and iron railings. The most essential attribute, however, is the application of a capricious imagination. Ideally your abode must evoke childhood memories – those of fantasy and whimsy, playfulness and exploration…This could be accomplished through ornamentation and color schemes, shape and composition.