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Schenk House

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1928. 917 California Dr.
  • Schenk House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

During the first two decades of this century the tendency among architects in America was to project the image of the English Tudor filtered through the Arts and Crafts movement. In this dwelling the design is dominated by two overlying gables, the lower of which hovers over a wide veranda-style entrance porch. The half-timbering of these two gables is regularized into repeated rectangular and angled patterns. The various gables of the house as well as all of the second-story walls of plaster and half-timber rest on the solid brick walls of the first floor. Though this house is of good size, its emphasis on the horizontal and the scaling of its facades help it to appear as something domestic.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Schenk House", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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