I'm a period home fan and for the past three years buying a home has been a trauma laden experience because I couldnt pin down what it was I liked. The penny dropped as I was trying to visualise what my perfect home would be. All the homes Ive fancied have been either this architectural style or had echoes of it.
What I love about it
- elongated proportions
- eclesiastical echoes which appears slightly sinister even when its beautiful
- I prefer more austere versions if it. Simple weatherboard homes with a decoratiive bargeboard and tall thin windows.
I lived 2 mins walk from this one a few years ago. Its much creepier in real life and always appears as if its abandoned even though I know peoople do live there. You just never see the people and the house has an empty vibe about it. I walked past it night and it was rarely illuminated even when there were cars in the driveway. Weird. This house always transfixed me with with its ugly-beautiful facade. Its actually very imposing in a street that contains mostly humble workers cottages.
So there's my confession. What architectural style typifies you?