Prewar - Prewar homes are known for their charm, which is expressed mainly through architectural details, solid material - oak stairs, gumwood trim and classic wood work in doors and panels.
Doctors homes - The classic pre-war type houses in the Upper White Coat Village were built round 1920-30 often as residence for the attending doctors at the newly established Hospital. The Strong Memorial Hospital opened in 1923. The psychiatric hospital predates the Strong memeorial Hospitals on these grouonds.
Prewar architecture - Prewar homes were built before Word War II. Characteristically they have stately large and wide rooms, fireplaces, hardwood floors and higher ceilings with moldings. The prewar homes have many intricate architectural details such as high beamed ceilings, lovely solid hard wood floors, detailed crown moldings, large rooms, brass fixtures, cozy fireplaces, and separate dining rooms - all of which creates the old world charm of these homes.
Craftsmanship - These homes were built when craftmanship was honored and when plenty of time was allowed to build a home. During this period it took a year or more to complete a home. Homes were built to the individual specifications of the owner and many homes are left today with personal details from the intial 1920 owner.
Craftsmen - Brick makers, furniture makers, wrought-iron craftsmen, masons, coppersmiths, stoneworkers and many other highly skilled workers were involved in the construction of these classical homes.
Gumwood - Gumwood trim around doors and windows is classical for fine prewar housing construction. It has also been used fine cabinet and furniture construction. Gumwood finishes very much like mahogany. Extensive gumwood work can be seen in stiles and moldings in several of our homes.
Condition - A prewar home in good condition with updated kitchen, new bathrooms, solid insulation, new thermo windows and gas furnace is the most desirable place to live especially if you like the character of old fashion style. Some of the Upper White Coat prewar homes were originally built with very stylish character and design that is still preserved in many homes today.
Ceramic floors - You will see ceramic foyer floors with elaborate patterns, large soak tubs sitting on classic lion feet on ceramic mosaic bathroom floors, built-in book cases with lead glass doors and very prestigious oak stair cases. Be aware - kitchens may also be prewar standard if they have not been renovated and updated.
Open fire place - Many of the homes have an open fireplace in the living room. Some are decorative, but many are still functioning. An open fire place certainly creates character, atmosphere and provides comfort on cold winter evenings.
Postwar - There is a second batch of homes in the Lower (south) end of the White Coat Village which were built in the 1950th (post-war period). The 1950th homes are smaller, not so classic and are located in the Lower White Coat Village further away from the hospital. Material selection and design is quite different from the prewar homes.
Prewar - Nine of our homes are classic stately prewar style. The one on 95 Crittenden Boulevard, built in 1920, is probably the most prewar type home with high ceilings, large common rooms, prominent oak stairs and lots of gum wood trim. The three homes on Raleigh Street and the one on 115 Irvington Road, built between 1920 and 1930, are also very classic prewar type homes with extensive gum wood trims and lead glass doors. The home on 44 Irvington Road was built in 1940, but still has a lot of prewar features
Contemporary - We have four contemporary homes in the upper White Coat Village - one on 89 Crittenden Boulevard, one on Castleman Rd, one on 141 Rossiter Rd and built netween 1940 and 1951. All of them have been completely renovated to todays standard just recently. During the extensive renovation, a lot of efforts went into preserving details from the 1950-era, but still making them contemporary homes. All the bathrooms, kitchen. plumbing, electricity and mechanics were completely updated with these renovations.
Cost: From $555/month
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