Friday, December 5, 2008

Architectural Detail


Does anyone know what these are called? They are on several of the houses in the village and they dress them up so much!

5 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

It is a type of cornice I suppose. Or just call it gingerbread on the older houses---whatever--I like it. I bought some with hummingbirds to put on my porch corners once. MB

Halcyon said...

I don't know what it's called either, but it's pretty! And it adds character to the house.

alice said...

I can only say that this detail is a very nice one!
Love your wooden houses, so "American" to a French eye...

slim said...

I really enjoy looking a architectural details like this decorated "bracket". The contrast of paint colors enhances the detail in the wood nicely.

sues said...

I think it is called a corbel(not sure of spelling. You might find more info. searching for carpenter gothic or painted lady houses. They always have a lot of gingerbread decoration. The Maine Historical Society in Portland, Maine would surely know. It is beautiful. As an expat Mainer, I do enjoy a bit of Maine on your blog. sues