We’ll be honest: We don’t see a lot of homes like this in California. This Woodland, California home was built in 1905 for local merchant Fred A. Porter, who went on to become the Yolo County Auditor in the 1930s.
However, he only lived here for a short time, selling this shingle style, Gambrel roof home to Mrs. J.E. Merritt in 1911. The Merritt family owned the home for six years before the Lawhead family — their next door neighbor — purchased the home in 1917.