2625 Derbyshire Road (1980, 1986)


This unique stucco and half-timbered house was built in 1923 by the architectural firm Garfield, Harris, Stanley-Brown & Robinson with Rudolph Stanley-Brown, principal designer. Its style was inspired by the farmsteads and small manor houses of the Picardy and Flanders regions of France, having the steep multiple gables, half-timbering and asymmetrical layout typical of vernacular architecture found throughout Europe during the 15th through 17th centuries.


The plan of the house is unconventional, with the garage and servants' quarters connected to the main part of the house by a wide arched drive-through, and the main entrance of the house sheltered below it. All main rooms face the terraced rear yard and gardens.