The multistory Queen Anne house plan presents an eccentric asymmetrical façade to the street, providing a feeling of individuality and personal expression.
Typical features are a steeply pitched roof, an expansive wraparound porch and a variety of window types. The highly ornamented exterior may include towers, finials, fishscale shingles, and an abundance of gingerbread (ornate woodwork). Multiple windows bring light to the interior of the home, which may feature an open floor plan with a variety of nooks and cozy alcoves. Queen Anne home plans are full of old-fashioned, friendly charm.