Traditional Self Directed IRA
The Traditional IRA is the "grandaddy of them all" where IRA's are concerned, and yes, you can have a self-directed IRA that's taxed in the "traditional" manner. This means you get great tax benefits up front, along with the overwhelming flexibility that only a truly self-directed IRA can offer. Here's more:
Traditional self directed IRAs allow you to make tax-deferred investments to provide financial security when you retire.