Charming Neo-Romanian Style House

Neo-Romanian style house dating from the early 1930s, in Targoviste, southern Romania. (©Valentin Mandache)

This is a charming Neo-Romanian style house of well balanced proportions and gracious ornamental designs, from the town of Targoviste in southern Romania. I like the two air vents located on the wall frieze that have the shape of stylized Greek crosses. The chimney stack, the two arched windows endowed with ornate aprons, or the roof finial and crest are other prominent and finely constructed Neo-Romanian style elements.


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2 thoughts on “Charming Neo-Romanian Style House

  • Ha!!! Er. The decorations on the wall are lovely, but the shape of the roof is a bit unexpected. Was this originally half of a semi, or was it just built like that?


    • I think the house was built on a plot which was intended for further development- ie anther house would have been built terraced on this one, on the left, but for whatever reasons that planned house has never been built (it may have been because the 1929-’33 Great Depression has happened right at the time when the construction took place- the house dates from that period)… Valentin



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