What is the architectural style of this house?

tedwinSeptember 25, 2012

The two-story stone house was built in 1929. It features a low hipped barrel tile roof with wide eave overhang. Three ranked bays with center hall sheltered by a wide pedimented portico on stone pillars. Fanlight and sidelights surround entry. Mullioned six-light metal casement windows are arranged in triple sets. Windows feature heavy stone sills and lintels. An arched colonnaded porch on two sides (obscured here by shrubs on the right). What's the style?

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sombreuil_mongrel

It's not a style you can put a finger on...
It does appear to me to have been "influenced" by several movements.
The steel sash "factory casements" ganged together came out of the "international style" of the 20's it crept over here slowly and incompletely for the most part, but windows (and a few other details, or the conscious lack of detail) like these became acceptable in residential buildings.
The fenestration and proportions of the facade are reminiscent of Federal period buildings, and the elliptical fanlight (and perhaps the central entry and stair hall) are of the turn of the 18th-19th centuries.
The large overhanging eaves are much more iconic of the very movements flourishing when the house was built, that of Arts & Crafts, and it's highbrow relative, Prairie Style.
The nature of the beautifully-executed stonework is simply traditional to the mason, would be denoted as faced, random fieldstone with rustic quoin corners.
Casey

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 7:37AM
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