Homes built new to look old!
Back in the 1920's, an amusing style of architecture
began to be explored. Born out of the Picturesque
movement of 18th century Europe, the storybook style was
a startling departure from the right-angle architectural world.
By the end of the 1930's, the style was almost forgotten,
but it has seen a resurgence in the last decade.
New design firms are springing up, which cater to those ( like me )
who appreciate this unusual and charming artistic style
-- and who ( unlike me ) can afford to build new storybook homes!
These are two of my favorites:
The Spadena House at Culver City, built in 1926 --
Normandy Village Apartments in Berkeley, CA, 1926-1928
Here are some miscellaneous pictures.
Check out Storybook Style
by Arrol Gellner & Douglas Keister
Hey! Here is a neat site:
Marlow's Storybook Place
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