In the American colonies both the Dutch and Germans plus others along the Rhine region of Europe contributed to the Dutch fashion.Three easily accessible examples of Dutch (Netherlands or German) architecture can be seen; 1.5 story 1676 Jan Martense Schenck House in the Brooklyn Museum, 1.5 story 1730s Schenck House located in the "Old Beth Page" Historic Village, and the two-story 1808 Gideon Tucker House at No. All three represent distinctly Dutch (Netherlands-German) styles using "H-frame" for construction, wood clapboard, large rooms, double hung windows, off set front entry doors, sharply sloped roofs, and large "open" fireplaces.The 1730 Schenck house has the distinctive "curved eves". The more common being a Mansard as known in Europe or "gambrel" as known in American English, both having two sloped on at least two sides.The Gideon Tucker (though an older Englishman) choose to build his house with a gambrel roof and in an urban Dutch-German fashion. the square type of modern home,” “massive” and “conservative.” Whether done plain or embellished with Prairie School, Arts and Crafts, or Colonial Revival details, the Foursquare (1895–1929) was an economical house to build—and suited to small lots, prefab parts, and the housing boom. When you can narrow down a building phenomenon to a period of about 25 years, what’s the difference? The debate rages: is “foursquare” a house type or a true style?Typically, walls were made of stone and a chimney was located on one or both ends.Common were double-hung sash windows with outward swinging wood shutters and a central double Dutch door.
Builders in the early 20th century referred to this type as “truly American . There’s no mistaking these houses for earlier cube forms like the Georgian Manor or the Italian Villa.CLASSIC: Houses like this might be called Free Classic: note the Palladian-style window and oval “cameo.” After 1915, most examples could be termed Colonial Revival.Built-ins such as bookcases and window seats were popular enhancements; those building planbook or kit houses could order room-dividing colonnades and kitchen cabinets.Bungalow Kitchens by Jane Powell and Linda Svendsen: Gibbs Smith, 2000.This is documentation and nitty-gritty advice for restoring, renovating, or re-creating the rather plain yet evocative early-modern kitchen of the era: tile, glossy cream-painted cabinets, linoleum.A good place to start if you don’t want a 2007 “showroom kitchen” that will soon look dated, and if you don’t need to spend six figures on cherry woodwork and European fixtures.You may also or alternatively want to refer to books about Prairie School (Midwest) house interiors.After a period of log cabin and bank-dugout construction, the use of the inverted "V" roof shape was common.The gambrel roof was used later, predominantly between 17, although examples can be found from as early as 1705. This familiar house got recognition and a name in 1982, in an article by Old-House Journal publishers Clem Labine and Patricia Poore.• BOXY SHAPE It’s nearly a cube (practicality usually dictated a slightly greater depth than width), with two full storeys and an attic that was often made livable by large dormers.• HIPPED ROOF Exceptions exist, but most Foursquares have a hipped or steep, pyramidal roof.• WIDE PORCH The piazza normally extends the full width of the front, with a wide stair and entry either at the center or to one side.• LARGE WINDOWS Grouped windows became popular with this style, admitting plenty of light.• QUIET STYLE Yes, there are Foursquares with lots of art glass, jutting bays, and tiled roofs, but in general the “style” of the house is quietly announced in the use of simplified motifs, whether A&C, Prairie, or Colonial.PRAIRIE: Many Foursquares throughout the Midwest incorporated the “modern” motifs of the region: horizontal banding, porch with a slab roof, geometric ornament, and “Prairie” art glass after Frank Lloyd Wright.