four-square house

four-square house

A one-and-a-half or two-and-a-half-story house having a square plan with one room in each corner; a central stairway; usually a steeply pitched hipped roof or pyramidal roof; often a kitchen attached to one of the rooms; also called an American four-square house.
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It may be a modification of an American Four-Square house.