Monday, July 4, 2011
I have been busy reading my birthday books - always a great way to find inspiration and learn a few things. While reading the Lewis Crook, Architect book, I was struck by a photo of a house that I have long admired, but the house in the photo looked different than the one I was thinking of...so I hopped in my car and drove across Peachtree to see if it was the same house and what the changes were. It was the house in my book, but it now has a large addition on the left side and there are no shutters - but it's the same great house drawn by Crook and built for Henry Wagstaff in 1923.
The photo above is the original house drawn by Lewis Crook.
Above you can see the large addition on the left and the smaller addition on the right. And no shutters. I think I miss the shutters.
The house is beautifully situated on the lot and I like how the driveway swings across the property.
Above you can see the addition on the left side of the house.
My favorite detail is the front door. Does anyone know who the architect was on the additions?
Happy 4th of July!!!
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