The Tiernan-Dorsett House: Kimberly Hobbs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

As you approach this circa 1928 Renaissance Revival style home, notice the patterned tapestry brickwork on the front façade. Above are overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends. The front casement windows, copper guttering, shutters, exterior lighting, Ionic columns and the four-section jalousie window over the round arch pediment are original. Note the original matching garage behind the house. Throughout the house, watch for Hobbs’ collections of silhouettes, toleware, oil paintings, brass candlesticks, books and Depression era Fiestaware. The wide moldings in the entrance way and living room are plaster, not wood. On the south side of the first floor, Hobbs replaced an exterior doorway and steps with three windows. Built-in bookcases in the living room compliment the carved fireplace surround. On the second floor Hobbs expanded and reconfigured the master bath. In the upstairs hallway, look for an original built-in linen storage cabinet over exceptionally wide drawers.

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