The Fannie Heck House (1869)
The Blount Street Historic District - Raleigh, North Carolina USA
Fannie E. S. Heck (1862-1915) social activist and writer, lived here. Built in the Second Empire architectural style.
HERE is a nice write-up on this Second Empire Victorian gem with some interesting local history.
(NRHP added 1972 - Building - #72001000)
UPDATE: THIS Queen Anne-style house in California beats the "heck" out of even The Heck House for gaudy and ostentatious.