The J.T. Davis house, which features Dutch dormer windows, high gables, tall chimneys and steep roofs, shows the flexibility and skill of the architects. It combines technical and compositional talents of Edward Maxwell and his younger brother and Beaux-Arts trained William Sutherland Maxwell. At the request of their patron, the architects used a concealed steel and concrete frame to support the structure and supplied electrical lighting to the house. The design is both balanced and vibrant, mixing Edwardian and Classical detailing, inspired by English residential examples, with the most up-to-gate constructional principles. It must be considered a key residential project in the architects’ career, as it combines many features found in their other designs. full text