House of the Day

IMG_0321, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

This house, from Georgetown, looks like it is about 300 years old. But what I’m dying to know is – why does it curve in on the left hand side?


And here’s another interesting white on I’d thought I’d share:


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  • It looks like it is broken!

  • I’d say, because it’s 300 years old 🙂

    Actually its pretty hard to see whats going on there with the angle, chances are someone did an awful repair job at some point in the last 100 years.

  • There could have been an attached house on the left, with the little dog-trot passage on the ground level between them going to the back yard. When the neighboring house was torn down, this extant house had to do a little remodeling. Or, possibly there were verandahs off the side, ala Charleston…

  • As a former resident, I can tell you that there isn’t a 90-degree angle anywhere in the house! We used to call it the ‘fun house’ with all the sloping walls and floors (rolling office chairs were a bad idea…). The house was built around the Civil War, and rumor has it that it was used as a hospital. There is a small plaque just to the right of the house numbers that is pretty worn down, but might have some significance.

    Guessing the curve is from 150-ish years of neglect.

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