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    Dec 2010

    Default 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!
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    Last edited by The Orchard House; 12-12-2010 at 11:40 PM.

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