1882 Queen Anne – Crawfordsville, IN

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509 E Wabash Ave Crawfordsville, IN 47933

  • $159,900
  • Sold for $150,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 5238 Sq Ft
  • 0.31 Ac.
Beautiful Victorian home located on Wabash Ave. This 5 bedroom 4 bath home has all the space you need and the charm of the era. Enjoy the natural woodwork as you walk into the large parlor with a grand staircase. Hardwood floors, tall ceilings and many original built-ins. Updated eat-in kitchen with Butler's pantry. Enjoy the seasons in the sunroom overlooking the back yard. Brick driveway leads to the 3 car detached garage. Home is a must see to appreciate!
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Chad Hess, FC Tucker West Central
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10 Comments on 1882 Queen Anne – Crawfordsville, IN

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  1. says: 47 comments

    Sweet, well lived in house.

  2. JimH says: 5544 comments

    Hard to say from photos, but this looks like a fine well-located and updated house at a reasonable price. Why wouldn’t you give it an obviously needed paint job, or at least offer a credit for it?

  3. says: 345 comments

    Such a beautiful and cozy home! Absolutely wonderful wood! Very considerate of the owners NOT to paint before putting it on the market so the new owners can pick the new colors!

  4. says: 10 comments

    This is a lovely home! From the need of a paint job on the outside I was not expecting the inside to be practically move in ready but it truly is! I love the sunroom on the back and the woodwork inside is just wonderful! From the stained glass windows to the many fireplaces, I could be very happy livng here and a really good price too! Love it!!!

  5. Dot Gillis says: 37 comments

    Just a warm, inviting place. Some paint, some landscaping, and voila…a home.

  6. John Shiflet says: 5643 comments

    Due to its long history of higher education,(Wabash college, an all male institution founded in the 1830’s with about 900 students is located there) Crawfordsville has been called “the Athens of Indiana”. A look around town in streetview shows a clean, well maintained town of about 15,000. A fair number of 19th century homes can still be found in the community so it is a blend of old and new.
    Although this particular house is in need of fresh paint, at least the owners resisted covering the exterior in vinyl or aluminum like so many of its vintage home neighbors. This house has details that seem familiar from planbook designs but I can’t identify the source. It is of course possible that a local or regional architect was behind it’s distinctive look. The crescent shaped paned paired entry doors are unusual. So too are the steeple type newel posts on the staircase. 1882 looks about right as far as the interior details with stained glass from that period often being in simple geometrical patterns as seen here rather than the floral patterns of the 1890’s. Some of the details like the pair of interior columns and oval shaped “Colonial” upstairs window suggest an 1890’s stylistic update. I’m not sure how the square footage totals over 5,000 square feet but photos can be deceiving sometimes and there may be living areas not featured. As for price, it seems in line with other properties in this college town. Given the keyboard instruments and abundance of books, perhaps someone lives or lived here involved in musical education.

  7. AaronAaron says: 43 comments

    Is this one a Barber? Soooo similar to this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_George_Franklin_Barber_works#mediaviewer/File:1704_Washington.jpg, though I don’t have a copy of the New Model Dwellings catalog to look.

  8. John Shiflet says: 5643 comments

    The problem with making a Barber design attribution for this one is the date. If 1882 is correct then that would be 6 years before Barber began selling house plans. That said, the Queen Anne style is evident in the chamfered corners and not visible in the listing photos but visible in streetview is an oval upstairs window with a decorative frame that appears more turn of the century than early 1880’s. Now if that date is off,(and realtor listings often are) it could possibly be a Barber example. I haven’t been able to find an online source for New Model Dwellings.

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12439 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Price dropped to $159,900.

  10. John Shiflet says: 5643 comments

    Although we covered a lot of Indiana territory during our just completed 10 day road trip, we regrettably didn’t make it to Crawfordsville, nor Delphi, Indiana, which also has many fine vintage homes. I hope this nice Victorian home soon finds an appreciative buyer who will be a good steward of this great period home.


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