Oskar Stonorov transformed a Pennsylvania farmhouse overlooking Pickering Creek as a foil to the new conventions of modern architecture as they were evolving in Europe in the 1920s. Stonorov came from the sculptural rather than the utilitarian camp, with the result that great balconies, sheathed in vertical wood plank, project from the farmhouse's old stone walls. The resulting juxtaposition has the type of energy of Frank Furness's assault on a similar house for the Samuel Shipley summer residence ( CH21). Entrance is just beyond the tiny 1894 steel truss bridge marked by a plaque with the name of its fabricator, J. Denithorne Sons and Co. of Phoenixville.
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“Avon Lea Farm,” Oskar Stonorov House
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