Daily Picture 17-oct-09: 'Standard' Neo-Romanian Style House

Late 1920s Neo-Romanian style house, Cotroceni area, Bucharest (Valentin Mandache)

Late 1920s Neo-Romanian style house, Cotroceni area, Bucharest (Valentin Mandache)

The image above shows a ‘standard’ Neo-Romanian style house design (see my article “The Neo-Romanian Architectural Style: A Guide on Its Origins and Features” for more information). It resembles a cula fortified house from Oltenia region in SW Romania, with a fortress-like tower as its main diagnostic element. Byzantine, Ottoman and Venetian decorations and structural elements (short columns, arched window, Venetian inspired ogee, etc.) complete the overall citadel-like structure typical of a Neo-Romanian style house.

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I endeavor through this daily image series to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural heritage.

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If you plan acquiring a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in locating the property, specialist research, planning permissions, restoration project management, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contactpage of this weblog.

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