Built during an era when so many well to do Americans were taking holidays to Tuscany and Venice, this beauty is a seaside adaption of the Italianate Style of architecture. Spanning the period between 1840 and 1885, the identifying featured are found in the low pitched hipped roof with centered gable over the entrance and the widely overhanging eaves that expose the decorative brackets underneath. The stucco facade added in 1928 over the original wood clapboard, echos the Mediterranean influence.
The Italian Style is part of the rebellious "Picturesque" movement, a reaction to the formal classical style of architecture that had been popular for the previous two hundred years.
The long rectangular windows with shutters are an element of the style. The wraparound colonnade style porch, with its flat roof and wise overhangs and decorative brackets are all indicative of the style. Most of the columns which are in the Early Classical Revival Style are original. Those that were replaced were reproduced in the same style. The front windows of the structure, recessed under the porch, are full story, opening out to incite in the ocean breezes during a hot summer sojourn. The front entry, double doors with beveled glass, original moldings, double wood pilasters, leased sidelights, and a curved leaded glass top window and molding is an original masterpiece. This general entry form can be identified as a classical revival, but the double doors are an adaption of the Italianate Style.