The Tennyson

Standard Home Plans for 1926

1926 Standard House Plans: The Tennyson

1926 Standard House Plans: The Tennyson

The Tennyson is a spacious Dutch Colonial. The hip-on-gable roof is an interesting feature and gives the house a more cottage-like feel. The front view is asymmetrical with an off-center entry that is balanced by a ribbon of four windows. A more symmetrical second floor with a long shed dormer brackets the entry and ground floor windows. The curved roof over the entry and sidelights in the surround are common Revival details. It's a large house with about 1800 square feet. There are three bedrooms and a sleeping porch upstairs. Interesting main floor features include a large walk-in pantry that also houses the refrigerator, a breakfast nook, and a large reception hall with colonnades. Extra storage was consigned to the basement.

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