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12500 Swirl Lane

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c. 1961, Levitt and Sons. 12500 Swirl Ln.

12500 Swirl Lane is a four-bedroom variation of the Colonial. The three- and four-bedroom options for this model, each with a distinctive facade, shared an identical first-floor plan. To gain additional space for a fourth bedroom in the Colonial, Levitt architects created an overhang by cantilevering the second floor out over the first on the street elevation, an element known in period literature as a “garrison” front.

Writing Credits

Author: 
James A. Jacobs
Coordinator: 
Lisa P. Davidson
Catherine C. Lavoie
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  • 1960

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James A. Jacobs, "12500 Swirl Lane", [Bowie, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MD-01-033-0004-05.

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