Henry and Hilda Defiel House

A mix of rigor and romanticism. The main mass of the house is quite subdued, its forms outlined by long bands of precisely detailed ornament. By contrast, the house’s pointy-headed tower, from which a pair of semicircular dormers erupt like giant ears, is pure Victorian romance. Henry Defiel made his money in ice and was later involved in real estate and oil refining. The house was built in 1891.