Building Address: 299 Handsome Avenue
Section / Block / Lot:
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: 2
Decorative Features: Fascia trim, corner boards, exposed rafters, square columns
Siding Material(s): Stucco, Aluminum shingle
Roof Style: Hipped
Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle
Foundation: Concrete block
Window Style(s): 1/1 double hung replacements, Chicago windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: One front door on the east elevation.
Chimneys and Placement: One exterior brick chimney
Architectural Integrity: High – Moderate; the original siding and roofing materials have been replaced, as have the original windows.
Architectural Style: Vernacular Arts and Crafts
One of many Arts and Crafts houses on the lower part of Handsome Avenue, this house takes the form of an American Foursquare and translates it into the vernacular of the Arts and Crafts movement. This house stands two-and-a-half stories high and three bays wide, and has a square plan. Its low-pitched hipped roof features wide overhanging eaves and exposed rafters. The house features a prominent integrated porch supported by heavy, square masonry piers. A slight porch roof detail projects on each side of the house above the first floor, and mimics the look of the roof above. It incorporates a centrally-placed gable projection to highlight the front doorway. The first floor exterior is clad in beige-painted stucco, including the piers. The second floor is clad in aluminum siding made to look like dark wood shingle. The windows on the first floor are Chicago windows and are replacements. On the second floor one three-sided bay window projects. An exterior brick chimney is located on the south façade.