Hollywood Lakes Architecture

Hollywood Lakes Architecture- Hollywood Lakes Hollywood, A Walk In History

One of the most desirable neighborhoods in Hollywood FL is historic Hollywood Lakes. In our previous video, we invited you to join us as we walked around Hollywood Lakes, if you missed it here is a link to watch it 

In this video, Hollywood Lakes Architecture, we invite you to explore the beautiful historic homes and get acquainted with the various architectural styles in Hollywood Lakes.

Historically, the most grandiose homes graced the main boulevard entering a town. Joseph Wesley Young’s  own house is located at 1055 Hollywood Boulevard. Built in 1925 this this impressive home was placed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 10, 1989. The largest collection of historic Hollywood homes and the finest examples of Hollywood Lakes architecture are to be found along Hollywood Blvd, Harrison St, Tyler St., Polk St.

Many of the houses built in the 1920’s were designed to capture the southeast breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Their open porches served as venues for entertainment and conversation as well as crime deterrents. There are many Architectural styles in Hollywood Lakes.  We will review 9 of the most common ones, starting with the Mediterranean Revival style.

Mediterranean Revival Style
Mediterranean Revival style is the predominant style of historic homes in Hollywood Lakes’ neighborhood. This style known for its elaborate detailing reflects the architectural influences of the Mediterranean coast.

Mission or Spanish Colonial Style is also widely found on early houses in Hollywood. It was inspired by early mission churches in California but still uses some Mediterranean Revival elements.  Flat roofs, stucco exteriors, arched doorways or windows are common features.

Art Deco or Art Moderne
What is the main difference between both? Art Moderne is a horizontal design, emphasizing movement and sleekness. Art Deco emphasizes verticality and stylized, geometric ornamentation. If Art Deco had its roots in France, Art Moderne is decidedly American, dating from the early 1930s and lasting until the 1940s.

This style of architecture was popular in the United States from the 1930’s through the 1950’s, frequently featuring low pitched roofs, decorative shutters, front-facing gables, thick chimneys, a simplified façade of brick and stone and a porch roof support. The style is either one or two story. The simplest designed houses are called minimal.

The Bermuda style is a tropical adaptation of the neoclassic or Georgian style found on the British colony of Bermuda.  Deeply pitched roofs, shingled or tiled, are either hipped or gabled and provide virtually no overhang. The entrance is frequently enhanced by a curved banister known as “welcoming arms.”

Masonry Vernacular
Due to brick scarcity, builders used clay tile, oolitic limestone or concrete blocks. The Masonry Vernacular houses are symmetrical, with gabled or hipped roofs, featuring composition shingles.

Frame Vernacular
Wood Frame Vernacular builders represent the typical methods of construction used by pioneers in South Florida. It does not adhere to any academic style, instead it uses the builder’s experiences and the available local materials to create a useful and practical building.

Prairie Style
The Prairie Style house is largely credited to Frank Lloyd Wright, one of Americas most innovative and famous architects. Wright’s goal in designing this radical new form of architecture was to create organic architecture, an integration of structural and aesthetic beauty and above all, sensitivity to human life.

Mid-Century Moderne
It is only natural to follow the Prairie style with the Mid-Century Moderne. Though inspired by the unprecedented designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and the avant-garde approach of Bauhaus artists, Mid-Century Modern denotes a style of design that was popularized from the 1930s through the 1960s.

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