My house was built around about 1930-ish. Some period features that I particularly like:
Most of the doorknobs are of an Art Deco style that reminds me of something out of Jeeves and Wooster every time I open a door.
Most of the rooms have decorated deco ceilings. Thankfully the more recent insertion of heating ducts in a few spots hasn’t spoilt them too much.
The livingroom has two little decorated windows for letting in light.
The main bedroom has one of these facing almost due east, which is causing me some problems with beams of light bursting through at dawn, awakening me from my slumber. It’s like the ray of light in the Shrine of Remembrance at 11am on November 11th.
(Not period, as it’s in a part of the house extended more recently) The laundry and back toilet share a light.
This has the added advantage of being an indicator that somebody’s in there.
8 replies on “Period features”
We had a house with one of the shared lights. Would it really be cheaper to cut or build a hole in the wall than install two lights?
Nice house? Now will you get the 5.1 system like you promised in your “Here Is My TV” post?
Oooh, love the art deco featuring! Do you have rosettes around the ceiling lights too?
No, nothing around the ceiling lights. I think that sort of detailing was more common in earlier houses, but less so in the Deco period.
I’m a big fan of art deco ceilings!
Looks like it has character, wish i could say the same about my place.
Eww.. it has an adition? Is the addition made of a different building material (ie concrete cinderblocks) to the rest of the house, and does it look like it was added on? (Or does it look like that it was always there)
Love the door knobs – we have exactly the same ones except ours are brass!
Congratulations on your house. From your pics it looks gorgeous – well done!