The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This French-Swiss cottage is one of the few remaining examples of French colonial architecture that characterized the early settlement of Switzerland County. In 1805, a French-speaking Swiss, Louis Gex Obousser, bought 319 acres along the Ohio River; a portion of that property is what we now call Musee de Venoge.
The house is posts-on-sill, timber frame, mortise-joined and wood-pegged. Brick nogging insulation supports the first floor plaster; rare hand-split accordion lath supports the second floor. An exterior stair leads to the second floor storage and sleeping rooms.