This riverside home is newer than it looks at first glance because it was built with a nod to the past.
The real estate listing describes it as a “One-of-a-kind custom American Gothic Revival-style home with storybook charm.”
Designed by architect Paul Buchanan, the house sits on over 2 acres of wooded land in Newburgh, Indiana, overlooking the Ohio River.
The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
The house sits on the banks of the Ohio River.
Thanks to John Pickens of Berkshire Hathaway for sharing it with us.
Check the listing for more photos and information.
The cheeriest Gothic I’ve ever seen! It would be tempting to add pops of color but it’s so serene as is.
That is a completely awesome house. I really love everything about it. I love the architecture and the vibe and (most of) their furnishings, especially on the main level. I love the stairs and the landings and heavenly wall textures and the windows, oh my stars those windows!!! The setting is to die for. I even really enjoyed their absolute commitment to white, though I could never choose that for myself. I could live happily in that bathroom. The only thing that didn’t rock my world was some of the light fixtures and those strange little chairs in the bedrooms. What are those for, exactly? I tried to think how I would add color to the space, but it’s hard. Pops alone would be too jarring. There would have to be some coherent theme to the color. Maybe only personal items in color? I have temporarily settled on soothing flat wall colors and everything else white (with maybe a fun wallpaper in a hall or dining area). But again, that would never work with my own things because I love color. Even my Viking stove is bright red!
Thanks, Julia, for giving us a really fun, original house to think about all day!
Frances in England says
I adore that mailbox, and the arched windows and doors are lovely.
I agree with adding a little colour, but was thinking more of ‘sea-glass’ style colours – probably on the walls – and more wooden furniture. I’d want to keep the overall feeling of light.
And a great setting!
Brooke Berry Kroeger says
This house is about 40 miles from me…. might just have to do a drive by… if you buy it I will help redecorate! xxx….Brooke
This is fabulous, a place for a story to unfold. I’ve wanted a swing in a gabled attic room ever since I saw the film Penelope (another great Gothic house set btw). In this house, though, I can imagine a child being propelled right out the window. Perhaps the beginning of the story… Or the end. LOL
It’s always good to see new construction which pays respectful homage to the past; the architect clearly understands the 19th century Gothic Revival. If this were an historic house, the white would bother me. As a new house, it seems appropriate. Personally I would need more color, but I have to admit it looks good as it is. There is sufficient detail and surface variety to temper the whiteness. The tiny pieces of stained glass at the top of some of the lancet windows are the sole concession to color and very effective!
Wow! I think this would have been my fantasy house about thirty years ago. (My tastes and lifestyle have changed a bit over the years.) I love those windows. The center section reminds me of the Carpenter Gothic cottages in Martha’s Vineyard. I think I would add a bit of contrast inside with more wood tones in the furniture like the pine floors and some natural organic elements to warm it up. And if it were mine I’d add some watery blues in my bedroom. Lovely revival of Gothic Revival architecture.
Yep, I could totally live in that house for the rest of my life. Love the details, quirks, white, all of it. It’s gorgeous!
Want !! ..but does need some colour!
I love the wood floors. :-X Everybody knows the famous Grant Wood painting titled American Gothic, right? It’s the farmer + his wife standing in front of — what else? — an American Gothic farmhouse. It’s in the Art Institute of Chicago. See you there!
Love love love this house! would add a bit of color, regular furniture, not all white. the kitchen is to die for, would love to have it just as it is. Sigh.
I always wonder when I see an all-white room what it would look like after I’ve strewn my not-white jacket, bag, notebooks, etc. all over the surfaces at the end of a day. But I love the touches in this house–those windows, those swings! I might even adopt an all-white wardrobe and accoutrement just to experience that.
This house is beautiful as is. It makes such a statement. The owner is a customer of mine. She is a lovely lady. All of those who walk our trail along the Banks of the Ohio river in Newburgh get a glance of the back of the house with the beautiful church windows. It draws your eyes up it the hill where it is located. Personal taste of color would be the buyers decision.
I am very pleased you chose to share this truly beautiful home. It is a wonderful property both inside and out. Although the pictures show some of the detail, the only way to fully enjoy and appreciate it is to tour it. The setting, view , unbelievable quality and attention to detail are the best. Oh, and the white….very peaceful and serene.
I wish I could see it in person, John! The setting looks incredible, and I love seeing new houses built with traditional charm and detail like this. Thanks! 🙂