We are in the process of acquiring a very unique and peculiar home. The house in question was supposedly built in 1916 but this persons original house was built much earlier though I'm uncertain when. I'm thinking either late 1800's or right around the turn of the century. The house in question is definitely a modified duplicate of the original as you will see. There are some changes such as the columns, location of the chimney, and shape up the opening to the recessed upper balcony.
What we need help with is figuring out what type of style this house is. From looking at numerous and I mean NUMEROUS old books and catalogs dating from the 1870's to 1920's, this house could be described as stick style, gothic revival, or even some basic Queen Anne style but we cannot figure it out. We can't even find a house that looks remotely similar to this house. The closes I have found is actually a few towns over from where we live. I looks practically the same in the front but doesn't possess the cross gabled roof, only one front facing gable. I contacted the owner of that house but she had no information either.
If anyone could point us in the right direction, we would greatly appreciate it.
Here is a picture of the original, a pic of the house that's somewhat similar and our hopeful eventual home