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The International Style had little impact in Providence, and this house by Barker & Turoff is by far the best of the lot. A one- and two-story building emerging from a hillside site (an influence of Neutra’s 1927 Lovell House in Los Angeles?), it enjoys a stretched horizontality, reinforced by horizontal beveled siding on the upper level and flat roofs with open railings. The mixture of metal-casement, picture, and glass-block windows is typical, and their profusion is appropriate for this setting overlooking the Seekonk River.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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