1727 Idylwood Drive (Resource Number 0048, not pictured) was built ca. 1928 and combines simple Tudor Revival elements with a low pitched, gable and hipped roof, overhanging eaves, and brick piers at the wide, open porch, details that are often seen in Craftsman bungalows. Among the first houses built in the neighborhood, it is oriented to the west. It is a one-story, three-bay, polychromatic brick-veneer house on a pier-and-beam foundation. Roughly T-shaped in plan, it features a wide front-facing gabled porch with an arched entry and gable vent, and a squared attached brick carport. The three ganged windows on the western façade have been obscured with dark screens, but the red brick sills are prominent, as is the red brick soldier course extending the width of the eastern façade. An exterior brick chimney stands at the northern façade. The door surround is decorative brick and contains the original single entry wood panel door. The low pitch, hip and cross-gabled roof has a shallow, closed eave with a prominent bargeboard at the porch gable and cornice at the cross-gable. The roof is clad in composition shingles. The slightly elevated landscape features grass, shrubs, new and old-growth trees, bedding plants, and a wood fence. The house is little altered from the original and retains its integrity. It is a contributing element to the historic district. An original garage apartment stands at the rear of the lot, and although updated it retains its form and function, and, continues to contribute to the historic district, which in part is significant as an automobile suburb.
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