GM is getting ready to head to the beach, so he’s rerunning his series on Georgetown architecture:
This week GM has been delving into the varieties of historic architecture that we have around Georgetown. For the final installment he is going to highlight the odd ones out, in other words the homes that weren’t built in the dominant styles of Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne and Romanesque.
The first is French Ecclectic, which you can find on the 2900 block of Q St:
Scattered throughout Georgetown are a couple examples of Gothic Revival. The most obvious example is Christ Church, but a couple of domestic examples of Gothic Revival are clustered at the top of 31st st.:
There’s a Dutch Colonial on S St. (you can tell them by their flared eaves):
And surprisingly enough, there are even a couple straight up modern homes in Georgetown. An Art Moderne home on Reservoir:
and Joe Alsop’s home:
And last, but certainly not least, there’s a Chinese house on 28th st.:
Again, GM would like to credit Virginia and Lee McAlester’s “A Field Guide to American Houses“ for providing most of the historical information presented this week.