Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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This prairie-Bungalow style house at 561 Quincy Shore Drive was constructed in 1919, by local architect-carpenter-builder Peter Swanson for $5000. This picturesque house across from Wollaston Beach, has a facing of smooth pebbles evoking the beaches of the New England coast; it's an unusual wall covering for Quincy. It has a low pitch hip roof which emphasizes the houses's horizontality and bands of windows of Prairie style houses. The chimney is faced with pebbles and the pebble motif is further carried out in the landscaping of the front where there are short pebble retaining walls.

9 comments:

John said...

One thing I like about your US houses is the 'porch'; I'm now at the age where I could appreciate one.

brattcat said...

We have two very similar examples here in Brattleboro, side by side. And a barn to match. I'll try to get over into that neighborhood and shoot them...maybe in time for next week's This Old House day.

slim said...

John- I've been a porch fan ever since I can remember. I have a wrap around porch that I enjoy every chance I get.

Marie-Noyale said...

I like using local materials..
another form of craftsmanship as I saw today in "Boston",but nonetheless beautiful!

marley said...

Not my kind of house but it takes all sorts!

Steffe said...

It looks newer to me. I like the architecture.

Jacob said...

Unusual. Like to rocky frontage. The hip roof is what you need in case of hurricanes. Love place, overall!

DAG said...

I grew up in this area, just a few streets north of this house. I always thought it was an interesting home. Before all the traffic it must have been a nice view.

Who doesn't love a porch, wish I had one.

nyght said...

i like the house very much. its looking nice with great architecture.

john

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