The building has been characterised as "a stately wooden residence influenced by long dwelling houses from the Trondheim region", something which one can immediately agree upon. Backe, the architect, often used traditional Norwegian buildings as a model or point of inspiration. The building tradition associated with the coast of Nordland also had a number of similarities with the building tradition in the Trondheim region "Trøndelag", particularly the trading settlements. Here the buildings are often well-proportioned and detailed, for instance the trading settlement Ørnes, which is situated at the outermost point on the fjord Glomfjord. Glomstua, however, has three characteristic features which separate it from the regional building tradition in Trøndelag and Nordland, connecting it with the Neo-Baroque style, which flourished in Norway around 1920. Consider for example the three-part form of the building, the symmetric composition centred on the central axis, along with the dimensions of the central building with a breadth of two rooms.

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