What’s missing?

January 22, 2012

MLS/Web ID: 206908

It is probably safe to say that  the Palladian windows made by the likes of Anderson and other residential manufactures are overused.   As are classical pediments, shutters, vinyl columns, dentilated moldings, etc.   That said, having one of these items without the other can lead from just overused to outright awkward.   Something is flat-out missing when a pediment is placed over an empty space, like reaching for a clutch in a car with an automatic, transmission.   Any architect could have told this home owner that good design is as much about what is not there as what is.

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