A blog devoted to American Italianate architecture of the 19th century. This blog features architectural analyses of Italianate domestic buildings with images, and historical information. My plan is to show the varieties, regional vernacular of Italianate architecture.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sloan's "The Model Architect" Vol. 2
Continuing to Volume 2 of The Model Architect we find Sloan further expanding his Italianate designs, though the volume as post plan books go, starts off with more expensive designs and moves toward less expensive designs, with some exceptions.
This is a pretty straightforward irregular plan house that matches with Davis' earlier type, however, the strange medieval buttress supports on the porch are unprecedented. It'd be interesting to see if any examples were built with this almost modernist porch design.
Design 48: "A Plain Dwelling"
Design 49: "An Oriental Villa"
This design inspired "Longwood" in Natchez. More will be said in my post on this remarkable house.
Design 50: "Double Dwelling"
An aggressively simple double house.
Design 53: "A Southern House"
This was Sloan's design for the Joseph S. Winter house in Montgomery, AL, as I posted about a couple days ago.
Design 55: "Model Cottage"
Design 56: "Suburban Villa"
No doubt, West Philadelphia had many examples of this simple suburban design.
Design 57: "Country Houses"
The most traditional of Sloan's designs. No doubt, it matches the architecture he grew up with in rural PA.