1895 Queen Anne – Elwood, IN

SOLD / Archived From 2010
Added to OHD on 11/9/10   -   Last OHD Update: 1/31/19   -   13 Comments
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  • $144,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3696 Sq Ft
  • 0.2 Ac.
Beautiful well maintained Victorian home with colorful facade, elaborate architectural detail, wrap around porch,architectural elements. Home is decked out in period details such as niches, crown molding, pocket doors, built-in hutches, beautiful stain and lead glass windows. Home includes an abundance of storage space, solid brick basement, solid wood winding stairway, butlers stairway and a walk upstairs to the attic. Three foyers,five fireplaces, new paint, carpet, furnace,all new appliances
Sold By
Diana Dunham, Carpenter Realtors
(765) 623-7113
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13 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Elwood, IN

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  1. AvatarCecily says: 4 comments

    A fresh face, I’ve never seen this configuration before. Beautifully painted – it’s adorable.

  2. AvatarKenneth Lee Benjamin says: 63 comments

    another dream house I wonder if this is near West Baden or French Lick??I would give anything to spend the rest of my life in this grand old home!

  3. Avatarecho says: 152 comments

    Here is my dream, just the way it is beautiful. 🙂

  4. AvatarKen Benjamin says: 63 comments

    looking at it again I see there is very little yard and no space between houses wonder how the town is?crime area?

  5. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

    Zillow is now showing “not for sale” so I don’t know if it was taken off the market or has sold. I kind of had my eye on this one and it was showing active until last week…its the kind of Victorian house I’d like to live in someday.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hey John,
      Was down in Evansville this week visiting relatives and went out for a walk while visiting my auntie on the Old German West Side. Passed by a house for sale and thought of you. It’s been on the market for a while. It’s probably the most expensive house on the block, which granted is never a good thing, but considering the relatively low price not really that big of a deal. It’s in amazing original condition and has some fine decorative features not often found in houses in that part of the neighborhood. The West Side is still a pretty much German Catholic enclave, and safer than many other historic neighborhoods in E-Ville. Checked, and Kelly has not featured the house so thought I’d share the link w/ you: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2822-W-Franklin-St-Evansville-IN-47712/77068937_zpid/ . Cheers! Jeff

  6. Avatarecho says: 152 comments

    John, I love this house also. I would love to live in this type also. 🙂

  7. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

    Rosewater,
    Great minds think alike…yes, I bookmarked the Evansville house soon after it came out. It and the Major Albert C. Rosencranz house on S.E. 1st are my two Evansville favorites. If either of these are still on the market in the Spring, we plan to make a visit and take a closer look. A sale of our Texas property is the only obstacle to relocation but I’m optimistic that will happen in time. Of course, this Elwood house is in the “dream” Victorian category; in the entire State of Indiana there are maybe a dozen houses of this type (time capsules) and its rare for one to come up for sale. Someone mentioned Elwood area flooding a few months ago which might have caused this one to come off the market. Hopefully, it was not sold but if it was then I congratulate the lucky new owners of this Victorian jewel.
    An equally intact house-the former Fremont Goodwine House-on Fall Street in Williamsport recently came off the market (sold?) but it too was completely original inside. Given that Indiana property taxes are among the lowest in the Midwest and larger Hoosier Victorians were often opulent, our relocation focus has been towards this area for some time.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Haha – yeah I thought you might have known about it, but wanted to mention anyway since it’s really a good deal. That Williamsport house does have some exquisite woodwork, but woof – it’s a monster. The nice thing about the house on Franklin is that it’s pretty much turn key at 120K while the others need major investment. Also Williamsport is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, where as E-ville does provide the conveniences of a nice medium sized city and is located in an area where historic sites and towns with great history and architecture are very close. As to Elwood, It was myself who mentioned the flooding, and trust me, it is a REAL problem up there; especially with the recent drastic changes to the NFIP; http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/21/real_estate/flood-insurance/ . Prices for homes in flood plains requiring flood insurance for mortgage approval are dropping like stones. Personally, high ground is the FIRST thing I look for when searching for property, no matter where it is. The nice thing about the house on West Franklin is that it is well above historic flood levels and requires no flood insurance, whereas with the majority of historic properties down there that is not the case. Look forward to having you here with us Hoosiers… 🙂

  8. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

    Checking for flood insurance requirements should be on everyone’s old house checklist. When we make our Spring trip, I might need to seek some info. but I’ll try to PM you then.

  9. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

    I received a Zillow alert that this fine Queen Anne has just been put back on the market (Oct. 2014) at approximately the same price as before. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/500-S-Anderson-St-Elwood-IN-46036/80687831_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-propalert-hdp
    Wonder if the aforementioned flooding impacted this house as it went off-market for about a year?

  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Chris DiMattei has confirmed this house to be a G.F. Barber design, (on another thread). Here is his quote:
    “The Ellwood house you reference above is definitely a confirmed Barber design, as it does match a published design. Sorry, I am coming late to this party.”
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/10/02/1896-queen-anne-paxton-il-george-f-barber/#comments
    Cheers! 🙂

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

      Jeff,
      I’ve been by this house a couple of times during recent Indiana visits. It remains one of my all-time favorites in the Queen Anne style. No surprise at all to learn its a George F. Barber design considering the ornate interior and exterior details. (which are found in many Barber designed homes) Lucky owners!

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