Thursday, September 4, 2008

What is it?

I'm not sure what it is, but this house always catches my eye:

I think it's the incongruity between the elements. The shapes above the left window look like the stereotype California Mission split in half, then add the roof tiles, creating one look; the bold lines on the doors create another; and then really fancy classic decorations applied over the windows and doors are another.

I'll bet this is what the original garage door looked like:


David W. Sumner said...

The first thing I notice is there are no stairs visible.

Janice said...

Ah ha. It is uncharacteristic to have the stairs up to the living area inside.