Possert House

This charming bungalow was built by John H. Scott, a contractor who built a number of houses in the Highland Park area. Its pyramidal roofline would classify it as Pyramidal Folk Victorian, but its many other architectural features are predominately Craftsman. These include the central dormer vent on the roof, the decorative rafter tail ends under the overhanging eaves, and the combination upper shingled siding and lower clapboard treatment. All the details were brought back to life with a pleasing palette of colors that include ristique, carob bean and cream. Leftover bricks from the foundation were used to create a path in the front yard to complement the new landscaping. The crowning touch is a new wooden gate made by the owner that mimics the rafter tail ends on the roof. The owners’ commitment to this home and its architectural significance is commendable and well deserving of the 2009-2010 award.