Towers and Turrets
Victorian and Romantic houses might boast the picturesque glory of a “lookout,” as these beauties do.
WYOMING, OH / $749,000
A steep shingled roof, an ogee arch at the entry, and French bay windows mark this 1934 house as Norman Revival; the side turret with conical roof is its most romantic detail. Arched passageways, a wrought-iron staircase, casement windows and French doors, and multiple fireplaces await.
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ / $950,000
A Queen Anne built with Tuscan Revival touches in 1873, this grand dame got a Second Empire tower and mansard roof in 1884. Inside: high ceilings, six-panel chestnut doors, random-width pine floors, stained glass, and an original staircase. Even the service areas retain period charm.
TALBOTT, TN / $625,000
Built in 1881 with 14"-thick walls, this brick Italianate has a piazza supported by square columns and a square tower with a concave mansard roof. Inside find a grand entry with staircase, crystal and gaslight-style chandeliers, and original woodwork.
OREGON, IL / $682,000
An 1874 Italian Villa (now a b&b inn) hits style hallmarks with the campanile (tower), doubled brackets, and hooded, round-arch windows. Interior accents include recessed niches, hooded door casings, a graceful staircase, and marble fireplaces.
ST. LOUIS, MO / $995,000
This dramatic 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque home boasts a massive tower, conical roof, and a broad Roman arch. Inside find a carved stone fireplace surround, colonnaded passageways, inlaid wood floors, leaded- and stained-glass windows.
Holly Little, Robinson Sotheby’s, robinsonsir.com
Cynthia Shoemaker–Zerrer, Callaway-Henderson Sothebys, callawayhenderson.com
Ken & Chris Williams, Pine Hill Bed & Breakfast, pinehillbb.com
Ted Wright, Dielmann Sotheby’s, dielmannsothebysrealty.com
Sandy Gammon, Keller Williams, kw.com