Charnley-Persky House

The Charnley-Persky House defies contemporary notions of home design. Its most prominent feature is a second floor balcony set against an otherwise plain and symmetrical brick block of a building. The wooden balcony boasts a classical colonnade, a frieze decorated with geometric patterns and a balustrade prominently embellished with Sullivan’s signature foliage and pods (or ovals).

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It is supported on wooden beams that are reminiscent of the domestic architecture of classical antiquity. An emphasis on the horizontal and a lack of adornment (on the majority of the façade) are the main characteristics distinguishing this as a modern, as opposed to historical, structure.

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