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ITALIAN VILLA ARCHITECTURE
ITALIAN VILLA (Bracketed or Italianate) ARCHITECTURE. Inspired by Italian farmhouses, Italian Villa was popular in the United States between 1830 and 1880. It is identified by wide-bracketed eaves, off-center towers, balconies, verandas, and bay windows.
The tower is associated with a two-story "T" or "L" shaped floor plan. Walls are smooth; windows, often round-headed, tend to be grouped in twos or threes; and the roof generally has only a slight pitch.