By the prevailing standards of 1926, this was a substantial home with lots of room. Though it has only three bedrooms, they are quite large. The living spaces on the main floor are more average in size. The style is a symmetrical Colonial Revival with large heavy columns defining the porch across the front of the house. The house has 1904 square feet. A significant amount of square footage is used in the large reception area, hallways, and staircase.
"If those who occupy homes like The Monticello are not happy it is because they have violated some natural law, or are not conscious of the fact that happiness is a condition of the mind and comes as the result of the mastery of one's moods. It is not a thing to be purchased at a price, but rather a fact to be recognized or accepted, regardless."