French Normand Gatehouse Puzzle

The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!

French Normand Gatehouse Historic House Restoration Puzzle
French Normand Gatehouse

The French Normand variant of the Tudor Revival style in the early 20th century looked toward the romantic old buildings of Normandy for inspiration in houses that often used half timbering and highly textural surfaces.

This 1919 gatehouse in Acadia National Park was designed by architect Grosvenor Atterbury and paid for by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. who built a system of scenic carriage roads on Mount Desert Island and then gave the land, buildings, and roads to the nation as a gift. This is a charming example of the French Normand variation of the Tudor Revival style.

Understanding the style of a house is the first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes necessary for modern life in an old house.
Tudor Revival is one of 25 styles and types described and illustrated in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!

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