Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"


This residence at 55 Dixwell Avenue is a fine example of late Shingle Style as characterized by the dominating presence of the massive two story gambreled gables which envelop the house. Other details of the period are still evident here including classic elements such as the Palladian windows and the oval window with keystones. The Ionic columns supporting the balustraded wrap-around porch lost some its original detail in a recent renovation.

3 comments:

MigsCFLer said...

Wow, great pic. Love these types of old houses. One near my hometown got turned into a bed and breakfast. and great blog by the way, looks like an amazing place

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marley said...

Another lovely house. I love the porch :)

• Eliane • said...

That is one massive house!