High Victorian Gothic with Normandy?
I recently purchased this house, located just outside of Boston MA. The real estate listing indicated that this was built in 1880. However, I have since did research and found that the house was already existing as early as 1875. I spoke with local historians and we think that the house was built c.1874. High Victorian Gothic style houses are rare in this region. A few that are in existence are more of pure Ruskinian style (Venitian influence), but this one looks more Normandy to me, due to its half-timber and part stucco facade. But there is conflicting information that the facade was later added (in 1940), as opposed to being original to the house. I would like to hear from anyone who is familiar with this architectural style/history, and if you know of any houses out there that are similar to this house, PLEASE contact me!! I really would like to find out who the architect was, and what the house originally looked like. I want to restore the house true to its original style.
Thank you very much!
Re: High Victorian Gothic with Normandy?
Just to follow up -
I know it's a long shot but I found out that the very first person who lived in the house (around 1875 - at least 1910) was an architect (later, historian) by the name of [B]Samuel M. Barton[/B]. If anyone has any information at all about his work (other houses or buildings possibly designed by him), PLEASE let me know. Thank you!!