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If the board-and-batten facade and prominent clerestory window on this little white cottage look familiar, it's because the Carpenter Gothic dwelling served as the backdrop to Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic." Impressively, Wood captured the home in exquisite detail after visiting it only twice. Humble in size though it may be, the 546-square-foot home managed to squeeze in all eight of builder Charles Dibble's family members, with room to spare for himself and his wife.
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