What style/period is my home?

This home is no beauty by any means but we feel it has potential. As you can see it is in terrible disrepair. We are interested in fixing the home up according to its original style. However, we have not been able to figure out what style it is. We were told it was built in the early 1900's and have had some locals tell us it was built as a hospital during the civil war. It sits on twenty acres but originally sat on several hundred. Most of the interior woodwork has been replaced with 1980's style yuk but I believe some of the original wood work is still around some of the doors. Unfortunately there are no homes around us to help us determine more about our own home. Any clues and helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. And no, tearing it down is not helpful advice.

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Answers (2)

gregco • 2014

Tear it down? Never! This is a great little house. And that razor-sharp hip roof is fantastic.

Bobby, Architect • 2014

Style? It has no style. Period? Yes, it's on its period.