Tow­ers and Tur­rets

Vic­to­rian and Ro­man­tic houses might boast the pic­turesque glory of a “look­out,” as these beau­ties do.

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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.


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, robin­son­

Cyn­thia Shoe­maker–Zer­rer, Call­away-Hen­der­son Sothe­bys, call­away­hen­der­

Ken & Chris Wil­liams, Pine Hill Bed & Break­fast, pine­

Ted Wright, Diel­mann Sotheby’s, diel­mannsothe­bysre­

Sandy Gam­mon, Keller Wil­liams,

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