Houses by George & Andrew

Swimming pool in large vestibule of small house in Charleston. (

Swimming pool in large vestibule of small house in Charleston. (

This website of houses, new and restored, and other work by Andrew Gould and George Holt, mostly in Charleston, including some remarkably tiny ones, cannot be resisted. See if you can examine the shots of each house in turn and then claim that they can be resisted. I deny it. They are irresistible. Architect and social-media guru Steve Mouzon says George’s House, the one with the huge arcaded swimming pool in the sizable entry vestibule before one progresses to the salon, is the “greatest recent built expression of the vernacular mind that I’ve seen in the past several years.” I will second and even third that emotion.

A tip of the hat to Gary Brewer, who sent a New York Times story on these to the TradArch list, which elicited a link to the website. Might some of us on the list have a tour in Charleston this April during the TradArch confab?

Enjoy this fine architecture at the website of Andrew Gould and George Holt. Amazing.

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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