Building Address: 259 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. 1920
No. of Floors: 1.5
Decorative Features: Exposed rafters, shutters, fascia trim, eave brackets, square columns, and exterior window and door moldings.
Siding Material(s): Wood clapboard
Roof Style: Gable
Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle
Foundation: Concrete block
Window Style(s): 1/1 double hung replacements, multilights, casements
No. of Entrances and Placement: One front entrance on the east elevation.
Chimneys and Placement: One interior brick chimney
Architectural Integrity: High – Moderate; the house is largely unaltered except for the replacement of its original windows and roofing material, and a shed dormer toward the rear of the house on the south façade.
Architectural Style: Bungalow
This Craftsman Bungalow stands one-and-a-half stories and features signature decorative elements such as braces and exposed rafters. The overall form of the roof is that of a gable, but the house also features a hip-roofed extension on the south façade. The roof has a low pitch and wide eaves that feature exposed rafters. The handsome integrated porch is supported by square columns. Slender braces feature at the eaves. The house is clad in beige-painted wood clapboard with white trim. A three-sided window bay features on the front façade; the narrow windows are surrounded by stylized moldings. Most of the windows are one-over-one double hung replacements, but some original multilight casements remain. The house has one interior brick chimney that rises through the hipped extension. A shed dormer toward the rear of the house on the south façade appears to be the only substantial alteration.
George A. Morrison converted the Powell Estate into the Cedarshore, a summer hotel c. 1913. In c. 1920 Morrison constructed several summer “bungalows” including this one.
Source: “Cedarshore” by Webb N. Morrison. http://sayville.suffolk.lib.ny.us/cedarshore/cedarshoreinfo.htm