The Storthz House is one of the most outstanding examples of Tudor Revival, the second most predominant architectural style, trailing only Craftsman in the neighborhood. Most of the Tudor Revival buildings in the district, though, were built as speculative houses, targeting middle-income families and constructed using standard developer-designed plans rather than a custom design by an architect as in the Storthz House. As a result, few other Tudor Revival homes in the Hillcrest Historic District rival this house in scale and detailing. The first story is of roughfaced fieldstone that forms slight arches above the building’s windows, and the upper level is stuccoed and features ornamental halftimbering. An off-center two-story gabled bay, the dominant feature of the building, contains the main entrance. The house is an early, lessknown example of Burks’s work; the later portion of his career, including numerous county courthouses and educational buildings, is more widely recognized. The house is virtually unaltered.
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