The Ivaşcu wooden house
Str. Alexandru cel Bun 25, Piatra Neamț, Romania
The Ivaşcu wooden house was built at the beginning of the 19th century from shaped beams over which successive layers of plaster were later applied. The high foundation, made of river stone fixed with mortar, was executed with great care, thus becoming the most important element in the aesthetics of the facade and the building as a whole.
The asymmetric body of the construction is fragmented by an open porch, supported by 5 wooden columns and with its own covering. Moreover, this porch, which is the characteristic element of constructions of this type, appears as a southern development of the porch with braced arches, which stretches along the entire length of the facade. The sense of asymmetry of the construction is also maintained by the entrance located on the left segment of the porch and the facade, although the main door has a central position. Finally, under the porch, the elevated entrance to the cellar opens in an arch, with doors that evoke the old medieval gates and provide the entire building with a particularly picturesque touch.
Although the reed roof has been modified and the excess of plaster fades the naked beauty of the wooden walls, the Ivaşcu wooden house remains, at least as a memory, a true island of the past in the effluvium of the city's current modernization.
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