Property:  210 E. Maple Street, Mason

Owner:  John Eldridge and Mary Trust

Taxpayer: John Eldridge and Mary Trust

Assessed:  $85,700

Cool autumn days are here and Halloween is just around the corner. There is no better way to enjoy the autumn than to stroll through Mason to admire the stunning residential architecture, including the breathtaking house at 210 East Maple St., located one block from Courthouse Square in downtown.

Quite possibly the most dramatic gables in the Lansing area, the decorative designs are the focal point of this home. The fact is gables are not only decorative but are also  functional features that protect and hide the exposed timbers. Gable designs are a staple of a variety of Victorian period architectural styles that include Gothic Revival, Folk Victorian and Queen Anne. The impeccably kept gables are complemented by the floral carved lintels which are also ornamental and structural.

Popularized in the United States between mid-19th century and early 20th century, Victorian style architecture is exquisite and this two story house’s appeal is undeniable. An extra bonus — a matching carriage house.