Tag: Schenley Farms Terrace

  • Houses by Janssen & Abbott on Schenley Farms Terrace

    Most of the houses in Schenley Farms were built singly: usually the property owner chose an architect, though the land company built a few houses to sell on spec. But on Schenley Farms Terrace, Janssen & Abbott were hired to design a row of seventeen houses all at once. The result is one of those rare tract-house developments where the houses are little masterpieces that combine to make a beautiful and well-thought-out streetscape.

    Schenley Farms Terrace

    (The house at extreme left with the colonnaded balcony is not part of the Janssen & Abbott row.)

    Similar developments stick to one style, but on Schenley Farms Terrace you come across a Colonial Revival house, and then a crisply modern cottage, and then a Pittsburgh Foursquare, and then a French farmhouse. Somehow they all look comfortable together.

    Again, similar developments stick to one scale, but Janssen uses differences in height to make a streetscape that feels as though it just grew there.

    We have quite a large number of pictures here, so we put them behind a “more” link to avoid weighing down the front page.