In this architectural age of McMansion hell, a house like this one is good for the symmetry soul. The balance, the the proportions, the rhythm – all perfect. The materials and craftsmanship – all sound. The house was built in 1919 and still looks as good, arguably as gorgeous, today.
I love a good, light-filled landing. Today this entrance would be opened up with impossible-to-reach windows and a monstrous light fixture.
The house was built to maximize light and like Gil Shafer‘s “thinner builds”, this house doesn’t look more than 2-rooms deep. And, because this house was built at a time when proportion of land to house was important, the views out each window are magnificent.
Most rooms in the house have a fireplace. Even if you don’t use them, they add so much architecturally to a room. Imagine this house at Christmastime!
A third-floor bedroom with charming ceiling lines.
And my favorite spot – the courtyard. Look at that wall!
The house sits on 10 acres and the trees are immense. This is a patio off the sunroom.
Coffered ceiling and so much potential! I would paint this room white, replace the floor and throw gorgeous parties here by candlelight.
The house has great flow, light and generously-sized rooms. And doors! I love doors to close for privacy, heat/cooling conservation or just because.
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