Thursday, February 03, 2011

Residential Architecture

I typed in "architectural residence" for images and below are the results. They were what I expected. I prefer more comforting environments, but I have spent a great deal of time in modern homes. Some have been stunning while some have just been cold. I found none of them warm.

The house I currently live in started as a one room structure that is now the living room. A half story second floor was then utilized with the addition of a steep staircase when needed and then other rooms. With the addition of the other rooms the owner at the time styled the structure into a simple rural gothic with arched windows in front, steep roof lines and gables. Later still one owner enclosed a two story rear porch for rooms, but forgot about a proper foundation and later still another owner enclosed an ill advised front porch into another room with no foundation at all.

The house has character. The faults are being fixed and the character retained.