In the Miller house, the architect has begun with an Italianate box and then elaborated its roof with Eastlake-inspired gambrel roof gables. The solidity of the brick walls and the heavy wood brackets contrast strikingly with the Gothic filigree of the Eastlake features of the design. Combinations of this type occur in several of the designs of the New York architect E. C. Hussey, in his 1876 pattern book Home Building. He writes that a “general disposition began to show itself in the part of designers to mix up French with the Swiss, and especially the Gothic, introducing gables, dormers and hoods of a decided Gothic character.” 19
E. C. Hussey, Home Building, Pl. 33.