What type of home do I have?


Hi,I bought this home last year. I think it’s Colonial Revival - but I’m not sure . Can you tell me what kind of house this is??? Realtor called it a townhouse and I know it’s not!!

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  • Gk Gk on Feb 11, 2019

    Can you include a picture Caliesta. Thanks!

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 11, 2019

    Calista, please consider posting a picture so we can give you an answer to your question.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Feb 11, 2019

    Caliesta, do you have a photo to share? It's too hard to evaluate without one. Thanks!

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Feb 11, 2019

    Agreed GK, the photo will help ALOT.

  • Caliesta Vernon Caliesta Vernon on Feb 11, 2019

    Woops- sorry guys - I thought it loaded up but it didn’t !

    • Certainly not a town house. This is a Harry Homeowner or contractor special. The original structure was chopped up and / or added on over time. Most likely started out as some sort of cute cottage. Did you do any research before purchasing? Your local City Hall would be the place to start. From the permit office you might be able to see blue prints and check the permit history of the property.

  • Gk Gk on Feb 11, 2019

    Interesting! The front part looks added on in an interesting sort of way! Not what i would call a townhouse but maybe the realtor was at a loss for words! And if other homes in the neighborhood have been remodeled/revitalized they might be calling all of them town homes as a way to draw interest to the area. It might be helpful to look at the other houses in the neighborhood that have not been remodeled. In older neighborhoods most of the homes were built in the same time period so you should get a good idea of what style you have under the front addition. The brick building to the right looks fairly original from what I can see. I just hope you are happy you bought this house, love living in it, that it's in a nice neighborhood, and any remodeling has been done well and will last a long time! By no means I am making fun of your house!

  • Seth Seth on Feb 11, 2019


    Try going to your local tax assessor's office. They usually have a "card" for every property that has the information on which the property taxes are based on. It usually has a picture. If the office has kept records for a long enough period, you may find one that will show you what the original structure looked like.

  • Caliesta Vernon Caliesta Vernon on Feb 11, 2019

    So a little bit of a clue is that the house next to this one was designed and owner by the same architect. I am definitely heading to city hall for the original blue prints- but please look at my neighbors home image as well.

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