Narrow lot on south side of Leigh Ave. that gently slopes upward to the
south. The house is set back approximately 6-8' from sidewalk, and
features a landscaped area in front with masonry retaining wall, as well
as heavy masonry steps leading down to grade. Located on heavily shaded
section of the avenue. Access drive runs along east side of house to rear
of lot. Lot is mainly flat.
This is a fine example of a front-end-gambrel-roofed house designed in the
Dutch Colonial Revival style. Key features: wooden eaves and cladding with
wood shingles on 2nd floor and clapboard at first floor. This is a frame,
1.5-story, 2-bay, house with an asphalt shingled gambrel roof. Additional
key features are its roof, large monitor dormers, and wooden window
entablatures. Main (north) façade includes window under crest, two large
sash units (replacements) centered on 2nd level, and a paired window unit
nearly centered on 1st level. Solid replacement door with
entablature located near NW corner. Full-length front porch with tin-clad
hipped roof with thick cornice and overhanging eaves is supported by two
narrow Doric columns. Concrete steps with metal railings lead down to
grade opposite door.
West façade exhibits 2nd level exhibits nearly full length dormer with
three windows on dormer and two paired units (differing in size) at 1st
level. East façade, beside dormer, could not be investigated.