Virtual Tour of The Asticou Inn - Front Left View
You can see the porch details a bit better in this photo. What you see in this photo is the extent of the original 1901 inn. Everything to the right of the 3 story tall section of the inn was added later. Architecturally I think I would classify this as a Shingle Style building, with large porches (mostly enclosed now), irregular roof lines, and just a hint of ornamentation- nothing to "in your face". There are some Craftsman touches to this building, like the large front porch columns. Shingle style architecture is closely associated with the Maine seashore, where it is common. This building has seen several major additions over the years, and as is often the case, additions tend to change the style and balance of the building.
Text, photos, and images by Jess Stryker, unless noted. Copyright © Jess Stryker, 2007. All rights reserved.
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