October 14, 2010

What a Good New Classical House Looks Like

A New Classical Townhouse in Chicago (completed 2006)

You don't have to make a house look like a McMansion to have a classical house. Here's an example in Chicago that fits into the neighborhood and is beautiful. Perhaps I wouldn't choose the French Empire Style but the house works and will doubtless be treasured for generations.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Does this really fit into the neighborhood? If only I knew the address, I could stop by. I doubt there are that many buildings in that area in this style. Because it (probably) doesn't match the surrounding buildings too well, it ends up looking just a bit pretentious.

I'm not saying it's ugly, just that it isn't a great fit for the neighborhood.

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