The home’s Pecky Cypress ceiling,
with holes created from a fungus
that lives in the trees, adds depth
and warmth to the enclosed porch.
Timeless Design Elements
As in model homes of today, the
Demonstration Homes were
filled with upgraded features to
both attract buyers and set the
expectations of design for the City.
Left: the staircase descending to the
octagonal foyer originally had a side
door leading to the kitchen.
Above: Rosettes and other
decorative elements are carved into
the exterior stone of the house.
Right: Decorative patterns on both
the exterior, in stone, and interior, in
Slate Roof Detail
Bloodgood Tuttle used slate roofs
on his Tudor Revival designs in
interesting ways. This detail, from
the original garage, is an unusual
diamond pattern, while the main
house has slates that are small at
the peak and larger at the eaves,
creating an illusion of even