Architectural Tidbits

Architectural Tidbits

Cottage or a Villa, Anyone?

By Dale Wayne Slusser In 1841, Andrew Jackson Downing, a landscape architect based in Hudson Valley, New York, published A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Architecture, Adapted to North America, with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences…. ...

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What Style is it? And What is Style?

By Dale Wayne Slusser “Style” is the word we most use to describe a building. By that we mean what architectural style is that house or building? But what do we mean by “style”?  “Style” is the distinguishing details and design of a building that tell from what period...

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Richard Sharp Smith & The “Biltmore-style”

By Dale Wayne Slusser Asheville’s enduring architectural legacy began in the 1890’s with the building of the Biltmore House and estate.  Asheville was a remote inaccessible mountain community until the railroad finally breached the treacherous terrain to begin service...

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