amazing Small House Design A Large Queen Anne Villa – Essendon

A Large Queen Anne Villa - Essendon

This wonderful concoction of Art Nouveau fretwork terracotta finials and roof tiles, half timbered gabling and tall chimneys appear on a grand Edwardian villa in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon.

Built around the turn of the Twentieth Century, this large villa has been built in the Queen Anne style, which was mostly a residential style inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement in England, but also encompassed some of the more stylised elements of Art Nouveau, which gave it an more decorative look. The red brick from which the villa is built is in keeping with the Arts and Crafts movement. Yet the stylised fretwork of the wide return verandah, and the stained glass windows are Art Nouveau in design.

Queen Anne style was most popular around the time of Federation. With complex roofline structures and undulating facades, many Queen Anne houses fell out of fashion at the beginning of the modern era, and were demolished.

Essendon was etablished in the 1860s and became an area of affluence and therefore only had middle-class, upper middle-class and some very wealthy citizens. A large villa like this built in one of the finer pockets of the suburb suggests that it was built for an aspiring upper middle-class family of some means. This villa would have required a small retinue of servants to maintain.

Posted by raaen99 on 2011-08-28 13:18:00

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awesome Small House Plan Large Arts and Crafts Villa – Essendon

Large Arts and Crafts Villa - Essendon

This splendid Reformist (Arts and Crafts) style villa is situated in one of the finer areas of the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Essendon.

Built between Federation (1901) and the Great War (1914), the wide half timbered barge board beneath the eaves of the gable and porch is very Arts and Crafts inspired, as is the choice of red brick to build the villa with.

Arts and Crafts houses challenged the formality of the mid and high Victorian styles that preceded it, and were often designed with uniquely angular floor plans. This is an example of a more traditional floor plan, featuring a central hallway off which the principal rooms were accessed.

Essendon was etablished in the 1860s and became an area of affluence and therefore only had middle-class, upper middle-class and some very wealthy citizens. A large villa like this built in one of the finer pockets of the suburb suggests that it was built for an aspiring upper middle-class family of some means. This villa would have required a small retinue of servants to maintain.

Posted by raaen99 on 2011-08-25 23:53:30

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awesome Small House Plan Bergen: Den Nationale Scene

Bergen: Den Nationale Scene

Det Norske Theatre (National Theater) was founded in 1850. This building was constructed for the National Theater in 1909; it was designed by Einar Oscar Schou. As the building was considered to small, it was modified for different purposes over time. In 2001 the building restored close to its original shape. Today the theater houses three stages.

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amazing Small House Design GERMAN CHURCH CARVINGS


Zakopane in the Sierras.

These window carvings are inspired by carvings in the choir stalls in Dom St. Petri, the Cathedral in Bremen, Germany. They were painstakingly replicated in 350 year old reclaimed TEAK from old farmhouses on the island of JAVA. The rafter tails are reclaimed OAK from old barns in Ontario. The corner posts in TEAK are classic Norsk chip carving (karveskurd), inspired from old mangleboards. The foundation is dry joint Montana Basalt.

We found this chip carving pattern ("karveskurd") while looking through pictures of old mangleboard examples.

Mangle Boards (called Mangletrær in Norwegian) were long, flat boards with a single horse-shaped handle. They were used to roll the wrinkles from linen cloth which had been wound on a round stick. Mangle Boards could be very plain with very little carving or very complex with wonderful acanthus or chip carving over the entire board and horse handle. Mangle boards were also used as betrothal gifts.

A young man would make a mangle board for the woman he hoped to marry. He would carve a design on the top of the board. The story is that a young man would then hang the finished mangle board on the door of the house where the young woman was who he wished to marry. If she accepted his proposal she would bring the board into the house. If she refused his betrothal she would leave the board hanging on the door. The man could not use the same mangle board for the next woman he proposed to, so he had to carve a whole new board and design.

Because of having to continually carve new boards they say the best wood carvers in Norway were bachelors! I don’t know if that is true or simply folk lore, but it makes for a good story.

A distinctive type of wood carving called “karveskurd” or chip-carving has rich traditions in Norway. This type of ornamentation is recognizable by its geometric patterns made with the help of compass and ruler. With a compass one could compose stars with both six and eight points and also triangular and square patterns. Many variations within this framework were possible and produced an unbelievable number of different designs. Chip -carving was usually done with the aid of a v-shaped chisel (geisfuss), so that the pattern emerged with sharp surface edges and a pointed finish in the bottom of the groove. Chip-carving is a very widespread technique and may be found all over Europe. In Norway, it is found especially in the western part of the country and the coastal area further north and south.

The origin of chip-carving is difficult to trace. From the seventeenth century on, however, many decorative articles were imported from Denmark and Germany with a thinner and denser ornamentation than that of the older Norwegian chip-carving. It is evident that these items sparked new interest in the decoration of smaller wooden articles, such as chests, boxes, caskets, and mangle boards, with this more delicate carving. Chip-carving existed side by side with other forms of wood carving and rosemaling in country districts, although in certain areas rosemaling completely replaced it.

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amazing Small House Ideas John Waddey Carter House 5

John Waddey Carter House 5

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[This is one of a set of 8 photos} The John Waddey Carter House in Martinsville, Virginia, was built in 1896; the architect was George Franklin Barber, mail-order architect from Knoxville, Tennessee. This was a wedding present for Carter’s second wife, Kizziah Drewery. Locally the house is known as the “Gray Lady.” Carter was a lawyer and politician, one-time mayor of Martinsville.

A somewhat subdued Barber design, this is still a remarkable Queen Anne with architectural features galore. It’s a 2-story frame weatherboard structure with a dominating central gable, under which are found porches on both first and second floors. The roofline is complex with the front gable, steep-pitched cross gables, and a tower with onion dome. The roof is hipped, standing-seam metal-clad. A large dormer window is on the side with narrow double windows. Running bond brick forms the foundation.

The first level front façade has a wrap-around porch that contains the bulge of the tower. It has a frieze of beaded spindlework, turned posts and lace brackets, and a balustrade consisting of thick balusters but with panels at the corners. The porch gable has a board-and-batten decoration and a very basic bargeboard. The second-level porch has more involved ornamentation with a base of fish-scale shingles, a wide, subdued bargeboard, and stylized floral corner medallions. The central gable is decorated with fish-scale shingles and has two small 1/1 windows, the upper portions with a design of diagonal muntins.

The octagonal tower is more a part of the mass of the house rather than a taller, more prominent element. Fish-scale shingles form the base of the tower above the roofline; above this are small sunburst windows; and above the windows is an overhang with prominent brackets. Capping the tower is a small onion-dome with patterned metal shingles. A variety of windows exists throughout—tall but narrow 1/1 paned windows, single-paned, round, half-round, arched, and stained glass (I didn’t spot this). The entrance is simple with large sidelights and a decorative sunburst pattern below them.

Modifications have been made to the original house to accommodate additions of a bathroom and kitchen.

The house was listed November 3, 1988 on the National Register of Historic Places with ID #88002180. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources nomination file includes a very detailed account of the interior arrangement and decorative elements.…

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Posted by David Hoffman ’41 on 2012-04-29 16:16:39

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