The inspiration for this home was the Peirce-Nichols House in Salem, Massachusetts built for Jerathmiel Peirce in 1782 and finished in 1801. It was designed by Samuel McIntire. Peirce was a successful merchant and the largest India trader in the U.S. The third story is effectively foreshortened and large ornamental Doric corner pilasters are a major exterior feature. The first and second story window openings are capped with simple molded flat hoods, positioned above plain entablatures and the front entry is a classic Doric portico.
Pinehurst Way - Salem
Era: Colonial
Style: Federal (1760-1830)
3931 Pinehurst Way
Peirce-Nichols House – 80 Federal Street, Salem, MA (1782-1801)
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