1895 – Saint Paul, MN

Added to OHD on 9/13/13   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   14 Comments

38 Dellwood Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55110

  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3253 Sq Ft
  • 0.47 Ac.
This home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with a huge screened in porch with the most fantastic views of White Bear Lake. The home has hardwood floors, built-ins and tons of charm. The home does need some TLC and is priced accordingly.
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George Farkas, RE/MAX,

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14 Comments on 1895 – Saint Paul, MN

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  1. says: 454 comments

    The first pic of the front facade didn’t really draw me in, but after seeing the location and interiors, I’m sold. After some sprucing up, this would make a great getaway house for a moderately wealthy family. Oh, and I can’t believe the kitchen still has its original sink, stove, AND icebox.

    • lara janelara jane says: 465 comments
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      My feelings exactly! The outside was kind of ‘meh’ for me, but the screened porch facing the lake and the kitchen (eolrgtuihesrgnui!!!!!! I love the kitchen!!!!!) sell it for me. I would happily spend 6 months of the year here. Really, I could live here all year, a reclusive writer with a robe-style sweater, Minnetonkas on my feet, and long yellow fingernails from chain smoking (I don’t smoke… yet.).

      Check out the aerial view. Lots of rich neighbors.

      • says: 454 comments

        You haven’t even started smoking yet? You’d better hurry up and get started before it’s too late. You’re not gonna live forever, you know!

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5733 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Lakeside properties are almost always priced higher and yes, this one needs some TLC. 1895? Ok, maybe…but I haven’t seen any strong stylistic touches which really indicate a specific style. (which might help date it more conclusively) The front façade suggests maybe an early Bungalow type of house but maybe it’s safest just to call it a lakeside cottage and leave it at that.

  3. echo says: 111 comments

    This is a gem. I love the location, and look of this one. Wonderful home for someone with deep pockets. 🙂

  4. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 136 comments
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    This house is very deceptive, in part because the photographs do not
    really emphasize it’s true character – it is an early example of the influence
    of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America, and a true diamond in the rough.
    Actually, it’s just a diamond; it’s not very rough.

    The house incorporates many stylistic themes and details which characterize
    the early work of Gustav Stickley and other proponents of the Arts and Crafts
    style both inside and out. The strongest details are found in what appears to
    be a dining room; the built-ins, with their strap hinges and gentle arches, evoke
    the Mission style that was soon to become so popular. The greenish hue is a
    treatment Stickley advocated. The beamed ceiling and wall treatments all are
    consistent with the early Arts and Crafts movement in America.

    The numerous diamond-paned windows were also an early Craftsman
    favorite; Stickley’s own home at Craftsman Farms is filled with them!
    The rustic fireplace and surrounding wall/ceiling treatments all ooze the
    Arts and Crafts aesthetic in its pure, original form. This house is a real
    treasure… I wish I had the time to do some research on it; the realtor would be
    wise to do so.

    The bulk of the exterior is half-timbered in the early Craftsman manner. The foundation is of coarsely dressed limestone while the dormers are clad in wood shingles – both materials were common to the style in that early period. Echo, you are right, this house IS a gem!

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 7567 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Wow! Cool.. Now that’s a lake house! Pity it will more than likely be leveled in favor of some vast, faux “Tuscan” monstrosity with a home theatre and twice as many bathrooms as bedrooms.. It may have been built in 1895 but was obviously re-designed from 1910 to 1920 or so. Those very old if not original interior finishes in the LR and DR are priceless. Jeff likey…

  6. Nancy says: 1 comments

    Be still my heart!! I LOVE it! that kitchen is perfect. Any where but Minnesota……..

  7. Bob H says: 76 comments

    Like some others above, I saw the first picture and almost bailed on this house–but WOW. What a grand house with great possibilities.

  8. Heidi says: 165 comments

    May I come smoke with you? I love this house.


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