Paul Sample was an American regionalist and painted in a realistic style. Born in 1898, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1921 with a degree in Architecture. In 1938 he received a life-long appointment as Artist in Residence at Dartmouth. He was at Dartmouth just at the time when Walter Curt Behrendt arrived from Germany.
Sample built three structures beginning in 1939 on Hopson Road: his home, a barn, and studio.
• Shed roof
• Oriented away from the streets towards the eastern view
• Main block connected to a large shed and roofed entry wing and garage
• Garage sheltered under a very deep eave overhang. Clerestory windows at roofline
• Main block is built into a bank with a wraparound bank of windows at the second floor