One of the things I love most about my neighborhood is the tree lined streets filled with homes that have the bird house. You can tell they were part of a grouping from years past as most of them were built in the 1950’s. I came to learn years ago that the developer was a man named Robert Mellenthin and this article is a great read about him and his approach. He took pride in making sure that each dwelling had a slightly different character to it. Maybe he knew that after a few Martinis on a Saturday night, it would be helpful for the residents in a particular pocket of these homes to be able to know which one was their own!
Let us know at Elle Ryan Design if you live in a Mellenthin or have one in your neighborhood. We’d love to see a picture of how it looks today! Read more about these bird houses HERE