Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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This mansardic residence on Norfolk Street built in the late 1800s is one of three such houses in the Wollaston/Forbes Hill neighborhood. It is set on a typical Quincy granite foundation. Its asymmetrical facade is composed of an angular one-story bay window and an entrance which has retained its original double doors with arched panes inset at the top. It is a simple version of the numerous doors illustrated in A. J. Bicknell's 1873 Detail, Cottage and Constructive Architecture.

3 comments:

Professor said...

I love the roof line and the windows. the red door is amazing and the whole place is all ready for fall!

The Lone Beader said...

Happy Halloween! :o

Concord Carpenter said...

I'm a big fan of the MAnsard roof design