"The appropriation for a house should be divided into two equal parts, one-half for the house, the other for the gardens, pathways, court, approach, terrace and the rest of it, or, as it might be termed, one-half for the pudding, the other for the sauce." Architect Thomas Hastings
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Corner of Porte Cochere of a private residence on Long Island
Corner of Porte Cochere of a private residence on Long Island H. Van Buren Magonigle, Architect
Brick, Terra Cotta, marble and roofing tile combined with notable color success. To uphold a desired intensity in the mass coloring of brick against the graying effect of mortar joint 8" stretchers were combined to give the effect of 16" units in Flemish bond. Colors ranged from buff to rose, deep red and purple. Terra Cotta arch with design in prevailing mass shade of brick against yellow background to tie with yellow marble columns Soffits of arch blue. Bed molding of cornice, Terra Cotta with blue panels. Roofing tile takes up brick coloring with addition of green. Well is Verona marble of rose and yellow coloring. Click HERE for more on "Villa Carola".