The c.1867 Armstrong House, is the finest, most intact example of the Gothic Revival style in New Albany, displaying a steeply-pitched roof, with multiple cross gables, four brick chimneys topped with terra cotta pots, extensive vergeboard with gingerbread trim, and original wooden windows, some with wooden shutters, which are typical of the style.
Much larger than it appears, the house offers approximately 2800 square feet of interior space on two levels, including four bedrooms—two on each floor—and one bathroom.
Some character-defining features include egg-and-dart plaster cornice and tall folding French doors in the large sitting room, tall painted closet/cabinets in the foyer, leaded beveled glass windows in the dining room and intricate detailing of the winding stairway. The kitchen, with vaulted ceiling, is spacious and sunny and ready to be finished as the new owner desires. The house features largely plaster walls and ceilings and wood floors of stained or painted fir and maple.
Attached at the rear of the kitchen is a large, screened breezeway and one-car garage with a second-floor storage space.
The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing part of the East Spring Street Historic District and the neighborhood is also a locally designated historic district. Learn more about the Armstrong House’s history on the Historic New Albany website. You must see this house in person to experience the charm it offers.