This style is usually a more symmetrical house shape, often smaller than the high-style Victorian styles discussed above. These were a way for regular Joes and Janes to have a Victorian-styled home. While the shape of the homes are simple, Victorian exterior detailing, like spindlework and, these days, elaborate paint colors, transformed these simple home styles into the highly-detailed world of Victorian style. Think cupcakes. Any older home you see with a simple shape could be a Folk Victorian divested of her Victorian detailing. That’s okay, we like cake without frosting sometimes too.