What kind of style home is this?


I can not identify my homes original architecture however the home next door is very similar. Can anyone help?

q please let me know if you can tell me what style of home this is
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  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 12, 2019

    Hi Caliesta: It is a bit reminiscent of the old Salt Box houses with additions that were put on later. But, then again, I'm thinking it might be a Sears Roebuck Kit Home. Check this site and see if anything looks familiar. http://www.arts-crafts.com/archive/sears/ Good luck

  • Houses similar to this in Australia are called A frame houses.

  • Holy moly . . . Lot going on there. Might have been a saltbox at one time with some "creative" additions. That chain link fence has got to go. It devalues the property. If you need a fence, go with a picket fence. One with an arbor at the entrance with climbing roses. And add architectural detail on the face of the siding.

    • Caliesta Vernon Caliesta Vernon on Feb 13, 2019

      That’s my neighbors house-mine is a similar home but I cannot tell from all the additions the previous owner added-

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 13, 2019

    This smacks of a Sears Roebuck Kit Home, a blend of some of the versions with a creative addition or so. Do you know what year this was built?

  • NCRealtorTracy NCRealtorTracy on Feb 13, 2019

    It is a Dutch Colonial. The break in the roof (it is called a gambrel roof like a barn’s roof) is what makes it a Dutch Colonial. The additions are a bit unfortunate, but with some creative carpentry might be made to blend a little better. You might contact an architect for some ideas.

  • Umma Umma on Feb 13, 2019

    Clearly, your home has undergone many changes over its lifetime. It appears the front was once an open porch that was enclosed at some point. Do you know when it was built?

    Could you add more photos from different angles, including some interior shots, especially of the attic?

    And regarding the fence, follow zoning and needs. If you need a chain link fence to keep in a pet or kids, keep the fence. In my area, if your fence is over 4' tall, it has to be chain link.

  • Miss Daisy Miss Daisy on Feb 13, 2019

    Would love to see more photos.

  • Caliesta Vernon Caliesta Vernon on Feb 13, 2019

    I think it a Dutch colonial as well - not sure still . I live in a old part of brooklyn that used to be all Dutch farm area. I want to restore my home

  • Connie Connie on Feb 13, 2019

    InsideThe tank lid of toilets has a date of manufacturing. That may indicate when your house was built. It is interesting, architecturally. Any inside special carpentry?

  • Gk Gk on Feb 13, 2019

    Here is some information about Dutch Colonial homes. What makes the homes look interesting is the addition above the porches of both homes and the stucco looking finish and the blocks on the corners. The way the upper additions come out from the front of the house doesn't quite keep with the style of a Dutch Colonial. The addition work must have been done about the same time because of the corner blocks and the stucco looking finish. Both homes have strikingly similar finishes. https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a23838047/dutch-colonial

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Feb 13, 2019

    Whew that's got alot going on, doesn't it! Most definitely some creative inspiration but I'd worry what's supporting it like that.

  • Caliesta Vernon Caliesta Vernon on Feb 13, 2019

    The front covered extension ? What’s supporting it? Oh those black pipe looking things are metal pillons. The inside is interesting but also redone!! 2 drop ceilings. I went under and found the corners of the livening room dining room has curved corners

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