CHARLES & MAUD HEYL HOUSE

Situated at the Oneida Place entrance to Nakoma, the Tudor Revival Heyl house is yet another fine example of the work of Henry Dysland.
Although longer and lower than most other Tudor Revival Nakoma houses of the same period, the Heyl house still retains most of the features associated with the style, including an irregular plan, walls clad in masonry with decorative half timber work, steeply pitched multiple gable roofs, and multiple window groups filled with multi-pane windows.

Another noteworthy feature of the house is its attached garage. Today, of course, such garages are almost universal, but in 1929 architects had only recently begun to appreciate that attaching the garage directly to the house was more practical for the owner and resulted in a less cluttered site plan. In addition, adding an attached garage was a relatively inexpensive way to create a larger, more impressive appearing house.

Charles Heyl was a bonds salesman who had the bad luck to build on the eve of the Depression. He was able to ride it out, however, and he and his family continued to reside here until after World War II.

 

 

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