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Eye Candy of the Week: 1704 Jerome St., Lansing
Owners: James & Judith Herbert
Big, bricked and beautiful, this Georgian style architectural gem is tucked away in the growing Lansing-East Lansing corridor. It stands as an example of the diversity of architecture in this city, and the resurgent interest, excitement and revitalization of real estate happening throughout the entire area.
Built in 1929 and now owned by the Herberts, who were unavailable for comment, this home is finished with a gleaming slate tile roof trimmed in copper, stone trim and headers around regularly placed windows and doors, and large stone orbs sitting atop the entry newel posts that lead to an arched entry.
One of the most popular American design styles, Georgian architecture is typically admired for its symmetrical design, classic proportions, and decorative elements. Rigid symmetry in mass, window and door placement, and even the layout of interior rooms are hallmarks of this style. The Herberts’ home also includes the use of decorative “belts,’’ or rows of horizontal brickwork, that add character to the stately two-story construction. On a large corner lot, this elegant home is trimmed with creeping ivy and sits on a well-landscaped yard bounded by wrought iron fencing.