Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Orient Lodge

LHD boundaries as described are approximate and subject to change. Consult the LHD Study Report on file with the relevant local district commission or municipal authority to verify district boundaries and whether a specific property, particularly one in proximity of a boundary line, is within the district. Also note that LHD boundaries may differ from those of State or National Register Districts.

Year of Establishment:
Property Authority:
Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
Buildings, Open space
Architectural Style:
Craftsman Bungalow with Oriental detail
Early 20th Century

This one-and-a-half storey log bungalow with boulder chimneys displays characteristics of the Arts and Crafts movement so popular at the turn of the century. The plate-glass casement windows with their diamond lights at the top are also typical of the period, and the dormer windows, including a long gang-dormer on the front, have diamond-paned casements and overhanging eves with the rafter ends exposed. There is an unusual use of color in the trim. The low pitch of the roof and the horizontality of the dormer windows further enhance the low-lying character of this house. The name 'Orient Lodge' is expressed in several exterior aspects, viz: the entrance door transom and one front window, which are etched in the Japanese motif and several lamps of Japanese design, used as exterior lighting.

Built in 1904, this house, in addition to its 'Craftsman' Bungalow features, displays much Oriental details expressing the owner's interest in the exotic- so characteristic of the nineteenth century. This combination of influences has proven here most harmonious; and the house, actually constructed of logs, may be considered unique in the Stamford area.

[1] District information retrieved from the town website
[2] Orient Lodge, Study Report, SHPO Library, Hartford.

Date of Compilation:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation