Descriptive Essay: The Pearl House

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The Pearl House is a medium sized house. It is approximately seventy-five feet across and fifty feet deep. The main section of the house is of a rectangular shape with a small rectangular ell on its northern side. The summation of these parts creates a shape similar to an L. The primary facade of the house is the south facing side. The house is of a six-by-two bay construction. There is a large covered porch with five Tuscan style columns, which dominates the facade. The house is a total of three stories. The first two stories of the house are covered in painted wooden clapboard. The Pearl House dons a hipped roof with four dormers, which hides the third story. There are windows on the first two stories. There are six two-over-two double hung …show more content…
This alignment causes the door to be slightly west of the center of the main facade. The windows along the second floor run right along the eaves of the house. The eves consist of a flat fascia board and a smooth wooden soffit. The trim around the windows is not decorative, they are just flat wooden strips painted white. The house itself is painted a light yellow/cream color, the house is a few years past due for a fresh paint job. In places the paint is peeling causing the exposer of bare wooden clapboards beneath. The roof of the porch also seems to be in need of cosmetic repair. The southern facing dormer has a metal roof that is leaving a rust stain on the porch below. The coloring of the porch roof is beyond the slight discoloring a frequent coffee drinker might see on their teeth, it is closer to the brown stain that a 50 year smoker who doesn't own a tooth brush may experience. The front facade has a desire to be pleasant yet does not reach its potential. The Pearl House readily shows the special neglect that only a maintenance crew at a large organization such as UVM can provide. This neglect is seen on all sides of the house, just enough replacement parts to keep it standing but nothing beautiful or

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