Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Philadelphia House, and a whimsical extra

I am really getting off on Philadelphia. How about this terrific old house on 20th and Delancey? (The address might be off a block, but I'm close). The building very much has the look of the late 1880s or early 1890s, at least to my eye. It's got heft, scale, and detailing as inventive as it is luxurious. How many decorative elements can you put on a front door design and still make it work? Answer: apparently quite a few. I particularly love the recessed bow window on the side wall. Who in the world even thought that up?

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  1. This is the Horace Jayne Residence on South 19th Street in Philadelphia. It has recently been restored, but for an old black & white photo and some history see: