We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There's a good reason old Ohio architecture resembles that of New England and upstate NY - that's where the people came from. The central Ohio highlands have a similar geographic feel to that of New England, too.
The extension on the left is clearly modern (wrong - readers suggest that it is a renovated old barn or carriage house), but attempts to reflect the older building.
You should go to downtown Mt. Vernon and visit its Victorian Village. The area is on the National Historic Register along with the downtown opera house. I believe the opera house is the oldest surviving opera house in the US, or maybe just east of the Mississippi.
Until I was 13, I lived in rural Methuen, MA, which is topologically similar to Ohio's Central Highlands, although with granite rather than sandstone and pines rather than oaks. Anyway, I'm very comfortable here and will likely never leave.
PS. McPherson in his "Battle Cry of Freedom" draws the Yankee/Southern boundary at about 41N. North of that (which includes Gambier/Mt Vernon) the economy is Yankee with wheat, milk and cows. South it is Rebel with corn, whiskey and pigs.
Having lived in Indiana and Ohio for 43 years, this is a very good estimate, although the boundary is fairly diffuse. Lots of Appalachian Scots/Irish around Gambier/Mt. Vernon. And Amish.
By "extension on the left" do you mean the barn?
The position, proximity, roofline, and presence of blocked-off doors suggest to me that that is an old structure that has been unsympathetically re-purposed, using standard builder-grade doors and windows.