EYE CANDY! OF THE WEEK
|By Eric Freeman|
Property: 1704 Jerome St., Lansing
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This house is an excellent example of Tudor Revival architecture popularized in the U.S. between 1910 and 1940. The structure features impressive aspects of Tudor Revival including meticulously maintained mullioned windows, a repetition of downspouts with decorative scuppers, a steeply pitched slate roof, and beautiful half-timbering infill with decorative brickwork.
This property reminds you more of an Ivy League academic hall than of the typical Lansing residence. The exterior is made up of ivy-covered brick walls, a stone foundation and slate tile roofing. Neatly pruned hedges line the front yard and a stone path leads from the sidewalk to an enormous wooden front door. But the most impressive feature is the sunken garden in the backyard, complete with two fountains and a sculpture.
“We’ve kept nearly everything in its original condition," Owner Judi Herbert said of the house, which is almost 80 years old.
It is obvious this is the type of house that gets better with age.
More from Harrell-Seyburn: Although Tudor Revival
DO: Maintain the character of the Tudor Revival
“Eye candy of the Week" is our weekly look at some of the nicer properties in Lansing. It rotates each with Eyesore of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Neal McNamara at 371-5600 ex. 17.