|A side and front view of the Perit House in New Haven.|
Now to the Perit House. It was built in 1859/1860 and was designed by Sidney Mason Stone, a local New Haven architect. The house has gone through a few changes since it was built; a third story was added in the 1860s and in the 1880s, a large rear addition was added to accommodate a Jacobean/Tudor library, however, the additions were designed in sympathy with the main house. As we can see, the house is of the symmetrical plan with a small cupola, which resembles more a monitor (a low cupola) in the center of the hip roof. The detailing is classical in concept. In fact, the decoration on the house is slightly more classicizing and Renaissance-inspired than many Italianates you will encounter.