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The Norman seaside style
The Norman style specific to the seaside architecture was established in Houlgate in the last quarter of the 19th century. It is characterized by combinations and juxtapositions of various silhouettes for the same house, by the importance and the dynamic composition of the volumes of the roofs and by a local inspiration of the Pays d'Auge, which mixes limestone from Caen, local flint, and wood panels. This Norman style quickly supplanted the historicist pastiches to become the dominant model of Neo-Norman regionalist architecture.
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