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Arnold

10 posts in 3648 days

03-06-2010 06:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: house high pitched roof front porch addition question idea ideas

Looking at a house to buy, but I’m having trouble identifying the type of house. Can anyone help.

The house was built in 1940

2 beds, 1.0 baths, 1,600 sq ft

If I purchase, I would like to put a front porch and add on to the house in the back. Being such a unique design, I decided to look up exaples of this house online to see how changes / additions to the house would look like. Unfortunately I cannot find any since I can’t positively identify its style. Does someone recognize it. It does not fit to any of the houses around it. Its the only house like it.
I’ve identified the roof as being 36:12 pitch roof. I don’t think its a cotsworld style, and although the pitch indicates its a mansard pitched roof. I doesn’t match to the mansard style or the emperial style that is associated with theses roofs.

So can you identify it, or maybe you have some suggestions of front porch additions. Adding space to the back and making it visually appealing tooks difficult, any ideas…..

Thanks in advanced.



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JAGWAH

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03-07-2010 02:49 AM

English Revival.
Adding a similar pitched roof out over the front door with nice columns and trim detail. Heavy relandscaping and stone paths. Checking this neighbor hood should reveal someone else has already don it.

As to the back this is where an architect is most helpful since the possibilities are endless.

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Arnold

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03-07-2010 06:39 AM

wow that was fast. Thank you for answering.

Ok, when I google english revival, I see all the houses that surround this one. This house, I can see the english revival features, yet the high pitched roof makes it stand out from the rest. There is no other house like it. would be a term for this specific revival? so i can see similar houses that have that style roof.

This is a house near it, and typical to the other houses that surround it.

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Arnold

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03-07-2010 04:07 PM

on another website, its suggested it was a Tudor.

Looking up Tudor I encountered that they are both right’ I think. Its a Tudor / English Revival. I guess they are somewhat interchangable. Looks like a Tudor with less flair or closer to english revival with Tudor tendencies.

TUDOR REVIVAL STYLE, ca. 1910 – 1940
The Tudor Revival style was an other popular national style of the early 20th century. These dwellings are based upon medieval house forms of England and were built in America from 1915 to 1940. These house forms have high pitched gable roofs, multiple gables on the main facade, and are generally of brick and stucco construction. Doors are often set within rounded or Tudor arches while windows often have multiple lights in the upper and lower sashes. In gable fields stucco and wood are often combined to create the appearance of a design known as “half-timbering.” Examples of the Tudor Revival style are scattered throughout both the Elgin and Spring/Douglas Historic Districts such as the dwellings at 1031 N. Spring Street and 50 N. Liberty Street.

Link to pdf of English/Tudor Revival

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dfletcher

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03-08-2010 11:11 PM

I have to agree, Arnold, Tudor/English revival.

Of all of the houses I have designed over the years, this is the forth one I have ran into. (Not literally, mind you.)

This looks like a great buy.

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Arnold

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03-09-2010 01:32 AM

Thank you, can’t seem to find many houses that look like this one let alone one with a front porch bigger than a small roof covering the front door. I’m starting to guess this style house does have many examples of front porches.

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JAGWAH

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03-09-2010 02:08 AM

I had that same issue trying to identify this style and agree Tudor/English. The area here in Tulsa refered to as Florence is full of this style. Here’s one that had a fireplace I liked.

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Arnold

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03-09-2010 02:15 AM

That is nice

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dfletcher

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03-09-2010 02:08 PM

One thing I have noticed, a lot of this style utilize arched entrances, not rectangular. If your going to put a porch on front, why not go with the arch?

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Arnold

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03-10-2010 02:15 AM

Arched door or porch?

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dfletcher

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03-10-2010 06:07 AM

Door. Although, you could incorporate an arched porch with the arched door.

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MattODoors

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04-27-2010 09:40 AM

I am passionate about researching to ensure you get it exactly right, or else you compliment with contemporary finish. I would seek advice from an architect with proven work with historical buildings. It may be a simple fact that a Breezeway type walkway separated from the house and laden with foliage is the solution rather than a porch. Some do have matching porches with again the very high pitched peak roof and large wooden doors.

Have a look at http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~twp/architecture/newphotos_Dec2004/tudor_ashvilleNC_1010147-1.JPG. This is rendered, but very similar .

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