The low-pitched mansard roof, arched doorway, bracketed eaves and rose brickwork exemplify the Italiante Style. The dark green shutters, porches, and cornices contract against the prick walls and white limestone trim. The original galvanized tin roof is intact.
The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It was purchased by the University in 1980 and renovation and restoration was completed in 1986. Today the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center and Honors College occupy the house.