Stick style is a transitional style linking the earlier Gothic Revival style with the later Queen Anne. It is characterized by stickwork—patterns of horizontal or vertical, sometimes also diagonal, boards that are applied over the wooden wall cladding, which may be shingles or boards.
Stick style houses typically have a steeply pitched gabled roof, often with steeply pitched cross gables. Decorative trusses at the apex of gables are distinguishing features of Stick style. Sunbursts or texture in the gables are also common features. Some Stick houses have a square or rectangular tower, with a pyramidal hip roof.
Porches are a regular feature of Stick houses. They have shed roofs supported by diagonal or curved braces.