In the teens and twenties the English Tudor was one of the favored domestic images for buildings ranging from the smallest of “spec” cottages to large and grand suburban and country houses. The Rollins house represents the latter—a large house situated on a landscaped hilltop site. The theme of 1920s romanticism is beautifully carried out in this dwelling, with its angled volumes, many gables, and tall projecting chimneys. The materials used externally are equally varied: half-timbered gable ends rest on brick walls, wooden gabled dormers penetrate the weathered slate roof. As befits a country house of the twenties, the approach to it is by automobile, along a curved drive leading to the stone entrance with balcony. To the side is a large, partially enclosed auto court and a multicar garage. In the interior of the house, many of the walls are paneled; sixteenth-century designs were used for the plaster ceilings and leaded stained glass windows appear throughout.
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