Some Old Homes are Simple

Lovers of historic homes can easily tell you which styles they like the best. Those with grand details and ornamentation usually make the top of the list. However there are those old homes that stand out every now and then, not because they fit into the high Victorian decoration, but because they are simple in design and sometimes just sit in the perfect location.

Take for instance this quaint Gothic Revival home that sits on the banks of the Mississippi River in Lansing, Iowa. I love this home. It is perfectly situated just a hundred yards or so from the river, and the white siding (not original) goes perfectly with the touch of green on the trim. I don’t know anything about this house, but you can tell it is loved and taken care of by the current owner. Who wouldn’t want to sit out on the wrap around porch every summer evening and watch the river traffic go by? Sometimes the simple homes are the most enjoyable.

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