What Style is Our House?

eastfallsglassDecember 11, 2011

This is within Philadelphia city limits, the houses in our neighborhood were built in the 20's. Even though mostly built during the same period of time, there are a variety of architectural styles in the surrounding blocks. Our house is the only one in the area with a tile roof and stucco exterior, most of the others are stone or brick with slate roofs.


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sombreuil_mongrel

Georgian revival.
Casey

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 3:36PM
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renovator8

also more generally called Colonial Revival

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 7:07PM
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liriodendron

Revival, for sure. Colonial, but with Georgian high-style flourishes. And handsome as all get out! Love its adorable little frog-eye dormers (not a technical arch. term, just how they look to me) on the roof; they nicely lighten the its formidable dignity and presence. I'll bet it's lovely inside, too. (Shameless hint for more pics, please!)

L

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 8:04PM
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jmc01

I agree with Revival. Don't ever ever ever let a "regular" roofer work on that roof. Always get someone who specifically knows tile roofs.

Great looking home!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 5:55AM
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chibimimi

"Beaux-arts" is what leaps to my mind. It's not often seen in residential buildings, because it doesn't scale down easily, and this home is simplified (true to the '20s Beaux-arts), but still ...

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 7:56PM
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antiquesilver

Drop-dead gorgeous!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 2:12PM
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fuzzywuzzer

I love how the dormers echo the first floor windows. Beautiful!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 11:03PM
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renovator8

There appears to be an Italian Renaissance influence but the roof overhangs are too short and there are no major arches. The small barrel dormers are very French but the roof slope is not very steep. The columns are very neo-classical but only one story tall on the porticos. The mixture of so many eclectic ideas is very Beaux Arts but they are unusually restrained. Romantic eclecticism would be a good description. Nice house.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 8:11AM
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