The property contains a 2-story, 4-bay vernacular twin that faces south
to Leigh Avenue. The key architectural feature of the building is its
set of 2-story, 3-panel bays that dominate the main elevation.
The entire building has a flat, shed-roof with a parapet to the south.
The entire building also is clad in aluminum siding. All of the
building’s doors are replacements. The first floor of the south
(front) elevation features a one-story, hipped-roofed, wood porch that
is located between two bay windows. The porch is accessed by a central
wood staircase with a single, iron balustrade demarcating the 17 Leigh
half of the house from the 17½ Leigh half.
Each side of the south elevation of the twin features an off-set front
door flanked by one, two-story, three-sided, flat-roofed bay that is
clad in aluminum siding. Each bay has one, single, one-over-one,
double-hung sash window on each panel of its first and second floors
(for a total of six windows).
27 Leigh Avenue’s east elevation features on its first floor three
windows more or less evenly spaced across its plane. On its second
floor, it features three windows more or less centered over the windows
on the first floor.
27½ Leigh Avenue’s west elevation features on its first floor one
centered window. On its second floor, it features two windows more or
less centered over the window on the first floor.
There is a two-story addition on the north (back) elevation of the
The house’s foundation is constructed of stone and clad in stucco.