Fraternity row is a treet of mansions on grand lots, the perfect setting for Greek temples with a southern tinge. Two are by Philip Trammell Shutze.
The 7 bay KA house has a tripartite form.
Dormers, un-fluted ionic columns, pilasters. White walls in the portico.
The dormers look like little temples up there with seriously thick moldings that throw shadows.
Label molding for the windows; puny shutters don't look quite right.
Broken pediment with scrolls and and urn. The door seems modest for a temple.
The 5 bay Chi Phi House is now the ZBT House. From the street it looks like a house built inside a temple. I love the first floor windows.
It has a very wide front door, more prominent that the KA's.
The porch windows are French doors with paneled bottoms and transomes.
Huge architrave (horizontal beam supported by the columns), with wreathes. Square pilaster and square columns on the end, the rest are fluted Doric.
This is the correct way to line up your columns: Line up the shaft with the architrave. This means that the capitals extend beyond the architrave. Lots can go wrong with columns design. But your eye will notice a misaligned column immediately even if you can't identify what's wrong.
I'm going to the 2010 Philip Trammell Shutze Awards on February 20th in Atlanta You should too. In the run up to the awards I'm doing a batch of posts about Shutze in my "neighborhood." No pro photography or pro architecture was committed in this post.
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