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Geneva Architecture Challenge: It's All in the Architecture

Distinctive footprints and rooflines make these two Geneva homes stand out.

Odd shapes define this week’s Challenge houses. Hundreds of drivers pass the white house with the octagonal front section every day, but they probably haven’t noticed it because it’s hard to look that far up and keep your eyes on the road.

The red 1960 home designed by a local architect pairs a modernistic horizontal wing with a striking peaked roof. A matching garage that I couldn’t fit into the frame has decorative fretwork that makes it look like a Swiss chalet.

Happy hunting!

Answers to Last Week's Challenge

Nobody submitted the location of the “hacienda” that sits in splendor at 309 S. Fifth St., or the house with the porch clock at 712 McKinley that actually faces Union Street—much to the confusion of many mail carriers, according to owner Beth Ward. “We put the street name on our mailbox to help them out,” she said.

Christine Kautz September 26, 2011 at 01:24 PM
Is this house on the very east end of Fargo? On the north side of street about 3 houses from Batavia Ave? Christine

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