Building Address: 221 Handsome Avenue
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Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon
Survey Date: March 2004
Building Type: House
Building Name: N/A
Date of Construction: ca. 1870
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
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
Architectural Integrity: High; only the original roofing material and some windows have been replaced.
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
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.