Otis House

Architecture as Expression


The Federal style, as illustrated by the Otis House, is characterized by flat, crisp, elegantly proportioned exteriors, to which brick construction like that of the Otis House was especially suited; and by decorative embellishment, both on the interior and exterior, with delicate ornament of classical inspiration.

The house’s ample and impressive central hall, with it delicate plaster cornice, sweeping staircase, Palladian window on the landing, and grand entry with sidelights and fanlights, set a tone of elegance and grace for the interior of the house.