Ice-cream magnate William Luick, seeking a place where he could retire, hired Richard Philipp to design a scholarly version of a stone house in the Cotswold style of rural west-central England. To make room for his house in this built-up neighborhood, Luick moved an older house off the lot to the northeast corner of Belleview and Terrace avenues, where it still stands. Philipp designed walls of random-ashlar limestone and placed the entrance portal between a gabled and a turreted wing. A splash of stucco on the gabled wing and pronounced limestone mullions lend an antique look. The roof slates were laid in a careful gradation of size and thickness, similar to the ordering of a bird’s feathers. Inside the house is enriched with hand-carved wood paneling, hand-blown leaded-glass windows, wrought-iron light fixtures, and stone floors. The house and garden are surrounded by stone drywall capped by a pointed soldier course of hand-cut limestone slabs.
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William Luick House
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