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Hidden in Plain Sight: Mansard roof makes home stand out

10:37 AM, May 9, 2014  |  Comments
The roofline on this house on South Palmetto makes it stand out from its neighbors.
The roofline on this house on South Palmetto makes it stand out from its neighbors.
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There is a home located at 801 S. Palmetto that is of a style not commonly found in Marshfield. I have seen a few houses about town with Mansard roofs but not very many.

This home was built in 1948 by Miles Saidon and first owned by George and Margie Badzinski. It has two stories and a total of 1,472 square feet of area, 736 square feet on each floor. The first floor has a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The second floor has two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a den.

There is also a garage of 480 square feet, about 24 by 20 feet, also built in 1940 when cars were smaller and lawn mowers were pushed and took up little space.

The second owners of record of the home were Claude and Irene Castner who owned the home from 1955 to 1974 when it was sold to Arlan and Harriet Castner, the present owners.

The Mansard roofline on the home makes it very attractive and allows it to stand out in a neighborhood of nice homes with conventional rooflines. Please remember, these homes are private property so look, but please do not bother the homeowners.

We will be spending a few columns in this nice neighborhood just south of the middle school. Again, please contact me at hiddenmarshfield@yahoo.com or 808 E. Ninth St. if you know of an unusual or beautiful home or neighborhood I can look into. Suggestions are welcome.

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