I posted once about strange architecture but there is also the very elaborate like these two homes. The brown one is in Denison in northwest Iowa. People of the Victorian era certainly knew how to add on ornamental extras like turrets and balconies. Can you imagine what it would cost to build a house like this in today's market? I always wonder about the families who built such large homes. Was the father a lawyer, storekeeper or what? I would love to see if the interior of this home lives up to its outside appearance. The brick house is located in Bonaparte in southeast Iowa. It hasn't been taken care of like the Denison home but was just as impressive when built.