This stunning Gothic Revival residence in Ithaca, New York was constructed in 1880. With its intricate trim and vaulted roofs along a busy state road, it greets motorists heading in and out of this popular Finger Lakes city. For many years, the long vacant property served as Turback’s Restaurant that closed in 1997. It was previously Chef Yeppi Presents and the Gables Inn restaurants.
The influence of English romanticism and the mass production of elaborate wooden millwork after the Industrial Revolution led the construction of Gothic Revival residences in the mid-1800’s. These types of houses are easy to spot, marked with “Gothic” windows with pointed arches, exposed framing timbers, steep, vaulted roofs, ornate wooden detailing on gables, windows and door trims. Many contain fantastic colors, making any Gothic Revival-styled building an easy showpiece.