Confused by what 'type' of style this house is...pics
Long story, short, my parents live in a small town(2.5 sq miles) with an almost exclusively German background to the city in NW Ohio. They are looking to purchase a "new" house and were looking at a big Queen Anne(somewhat), but at 6,000+ sq ft and 2 people...it's kind of out of question. However, I have been trying to entice them to go for this home instead. It's still much too big at 4,300 sq ft, but has a lot of beauty to it and the previous owners did a much better job than I expected in their resto of it, compared to what I see happen to most old homes around here. In short, It's probably one of my favorite houses in the small town and being in a small town it is an ABSOLUTE STEAL compared to if it was in my city of Columbus, Ohio....where it would EASILY go for 4 times what it is listed at in their town.
It's an 1899 home and does have a turret, but oddly enough is mostly rectangular architecture. You can see the clusters of 3 windows on the sides of the house towards the back. According to the property report the porch was added in 1920, but I noticed all property reports have that marked as 1920, so I'm presuming the porch is all original(1899) and they just updated the record in 1920 for home additions. That interested me because of the large columns on the home. The other thing that puzzles me is how the turret has no traditional coned roofing like you see on Queen Anne homes. At first, I thought it might have just been storm damage and they never replaced it, but I noticed numerous other homes in the town have similar turrets also without any "coned" roofing to make a point. Given the 1899 year and all the confusion associated with the structure, I was GUESSING it was a Neoclassical, but I'm no expert on homes, hence why I was asking for the help on it. Here are some pics and videos of it(copy/paste).