I purchased a beautiful, old home about two years ago and I have been researching its history and trying to repair neglect slowly as I find the time. I have found contradictory information saying it was built in 1914, 1918, 1928, 1921 and 1920. The documents with the address do not state if there was a house on the property at the time of the sale, and some do not even refer to an address when previous sales do. Though I have researched architecture styles and periods of housing, I am very new to this and I have had no luck finding anything similar. My grandfather restores historical homes and he can normally walk through a home and tell you where things were added, when and the history of every doorknob, though he is usually restoring much older homes than mine. When he was here, he was certain on a few things (1920s building period), but a lot of details contradicted each other (original fixtures in rooms that looked like they were added later than the 20s for example).
I do know that the doorknobs are from the 1920s, there is old, disconnected knob and tube (sp?) wiring in the basement, the original windows remaining are leaded glass, the room in the picture of the office with the orange-pink paint is solid concrete (another thing that threw my grandfather off) and there are two inset balconies; one is off of the master bedroom. There are radiators, a boxed ceiling (I am told) in the living room, plaster ceilings and a stone fireplace. The floors are almost all wood and the solarium has slate.
Since the listing is still up online, with exterior and interior photos, I thought I would put up a link and see if anyone here could help me with dates, style, etc: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2164- ... 3263_zpid/
Thank you in advance for your time and help. I am so in love with this house and would love to know more about it if possible.