Building Address:  221 Handsome Avenue

Section / Block / Lot:

Surveyor’s Name:  Jackie Peu-Duvallon

Survey Date:   March 2004

Building Type:  House

Owner’s Name:  

Building Name:  N/A

Date of Construction:  ca. 1870

Architect:  N/A

Building Dimensions:

No. of Floors:  2.5   

Decorative Features:  Fascia trim, wood cornice, spindle posts, flat-sawn balusters, exterior window and door mouldings.

Siding Material(s):  Wood shingle

Roof Style:  Eave front gable end, conical

Roofing Material(s):  Asphalt shingle

Foundation:  Unknown

Window Style(s):  1/1 double hung replacements, 18/18 double hung originals, 16-paned fixed originals

No. of Entrances and Placement:  Two on the east elevations; one front door and one balcony door on the second floor

Chimneys and Placement:  One interior brick chimney

Condition:  Good

Architectural Integrity:  High; only the original roofing material and some windows have been replaced.

Architectural Style:  Queen Anne

Description:
This elaborate Queen Anne stands two and a half stories and features a typically complicated, asymmetrical façade and roofline. The house is clad in yellow-painted scallop shingle with white-painted fascia trim and window and door moldings. The roof is clad in asphalt shingle. The house has an eave front gable end roof with a tower projection topped by a conical roof. A triangular gable projection over-lays the tower on the front façade and wraps around it toward the south façade. This large gable features a bay window and is outlined in wide fascia trim. The gable also shelters a balcony on the second floor that is supported by bracketed posts. The house has a dramatic and wide wrap around porch that has been partially enclosed on the north façade. The windows throughout the house are mostly one-over-one hung replacements; however the second and third floors feature original multilights. An interior brick chimney is located at the center of the house.

Historical Information:  This property was Robert Nunns’ House that is part of the Frank Jones Estate district in the Town of Islip.

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