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1893 Queen Anne – Bowling Green, KY

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1153 State St Bowling Green, KY 42101

  • $314,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3600 Sq Ft
  • 0.13 Ac.
Eclectic home for sale in Historic District of Downtown Bowling Green, Ky. Built in 1893, this home features limestone sills and lintels, brick basket weave panels, shingled gables, bracketed eaves, original copper hardware, and faux grained poplar. Three bedrooms, one and one half baths and each are very nice upgraded. All hardwood floors. Beautiful upgraded kitchen, large living room and dining room, nice big utility room and inclosed back porch. Full dry basement, large attic with walkup stairs, plenty of closets and storage rooms. Big foyer upstairs and of course the one downstairs. Beautiful woodwork and details. Beautiful back yard with fish pond, gazebo, and garage. Call today for a showing!
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Sharlene Mitchell, Crye-Leike Executive Realty,

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18 Comments on 1893 Queen Anne – Bowling Green, KY

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  1. Bethany says: 3373 comments

    A bricktorian with a wrought-iron fence! Be still my heart!

  2. Linda Omoletski says: 80 comments

    Love this one..but I can’t believe it only has 3 bedrooms..that upstairs is huge.

  3. Richard Kennedy says: 22 comments

    A gazebo with a fireplace?? AND within walking distance to a library? I’m sold!

  4. says: 356 comments

    Wins prize for best built in china closet ever!

  5. Dot Gillis says: 2 comments

    Lovely looking home. Would like to see how it all flows together…kitchen looks small, but one of those rooms must be the dining area. Does the price seem in-line with the area? I did a street view, looks fairly commercial.

  6. Melissa says: 247 comments

    Kelly, I’ve been meaning to thank you – I am going to redo my kitchen (in the house that I found on this site) and we have been having an issue about where to put the refrigerator. This is the 2nd or third time on this site that I have seen a refrigerator in a former closet (or perhaps relocated basement stairs) and I realized that the perfect place for my fridge is actually in the unused mudroom closet – very convenient to the kitchen counter. My fridge will still be conveniently located and I will have a tad more room in my kitchen! THANK YOU KELLY!!!

  7. John Shiflet says: 5495 comments

    The price seemed a bit optimistic to me until I looked at the streetview and saw the home’s central urban setting. The price in that context seems realistic but my concern now is the house is in an area of new development and could conceivably lose the last vestiges of its residential context and become surrounded by new (mainly commercial and institutional) development. Lovely house otherwise and would have been considered a high end home if not a mansion originally. Some Victorian era mansions had walkways of this kind leading up to the entry that were paved with marble tiles in contrasting shades as seen here. The garden areas suggest an oasis of privacy within a busy urban setting. Inside, I love the beefy artistically carved Newel posts and extraordinary fretwork spandrels. The built in china cabinet has a classic look of elegance combined with design simplicity in the leaded glass doors. Because downtown living is gaining in popularity perhaps the urban context is not necessarily a negative. If the location were not too noisy I expect most old house lovers would find the location acceptable.

  8. Emma Erickson says: 2 comments

    Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Curiouser George says: 161 comments

    I’d be more comfortable with an asking price of $250K, but can’t really say that there isn’t anything other than that which dissuades. It needs some attention, but I’d gather not too much.
    When I get in the GoogleCar and toodle around the neighborhood, I see lots of younger people walking and biking. Undoubtedly, most of them are students at the nearby university, but I still think it’s a positive feature. And I enjoy having all of the large churches around also…it seems that there’s one or two on every block. All things being equal, I would think that the presence of so many religious buildings would imply less general noise except on Sunday mornings when all Hell must break loose.
    Wikipedia gives the town a nice write-up, and notes that it’s the home of Rand Paul. If he decides to run for the Presidency in 2016, then living here might mean that you either could be one of the first to vote for him or one of the first to vote against him!

  10. Paul WPaul W says: 538 comments

    I think if one were too concerned about street noise a water feature in the back yard and maybe a small fountain in the front would create enough white noise to offset other noise intrusions.

    This home is priced at more the higher end for the area but its a higher end house that has been well maintained. I am very familiar with Bowling Green, as I have some family living in that area and I often traveled there. Great area for estate sales I might add. Most of these grander homes were kept in the same family for years so they didn’t get turned into investment properties.

    My thought is that this price might be a tad optimistic too and if one plays a waiting game they might se some price reduction but as they say it only takes one buyer. But is pretty turn key for most people and it has great woodwork, mantles and fretwork.

  11. lissiekay says: 4 comments

    This one is pretty nifty. Kind of an under statement, I know.

  12. Jim says: 4919 comments

    In 1900, the house was occupied by Thompson C. Mitchell, a merchant and “capitalist” who probably was the original owner. After his death, his widow Mary lived there for many years and took in boarders. Directories in the ’50’s show it as a female rooming house associated with the Business University, now part of Western Kentucky Univ.
    I see a few alterations and some of the Victoriana may have been added in a recent restoration, but it was nicely done and the core seems fairly intact. Houses like this are very vulnerable to zoning changes and other projects in the neighborhood, though it’s survived in pretty good shape to this point. Recently featured on city Garden Tours – a description from 2012:
    The garden of Eleanor Asher at 1153 State St.: Former owners Jane Bramham and Cam Collins created this oasis on a downtown lot in the heart of the city. The walled sanctuary was created with stone from a demolished apartment building on the site near the 1893 house that is now owned by Eleanor Asher. The formal garden matches the homes formality. There are brick walkways, elegant lighting and defined lawn areas. There are beds for both shade- and sun-loving plants and flowers. A screened gazebo with a fireplace sits in the center of the garden, which features a planting area for roses, purple sage, lythrum, beebalm and other bright perennials.

    • Curiouser George says: 161 comments

      Jim – You come up with much wonderful background information. I have to assume that you’re tied in to NSA somehow!
      The one photo in the hallway with the short piece scroll work clearly shows the letter “M” set into a football-like pattern. Presumably, this would have stood for Mitchell.
      The picture of the sink with the two overhead lights and the door in the background, seems to be slanted slightly. Given that wall on the left is brick, I’d guess that this room previously was a porch that has been enclosed.

      • Jim says: 4919 comments

        Thanks Curiouser – no snooping involved, just a few minutes searching. I was hoping to find the architect and construction info, but no luck. The genealogy is easier to find: Thompson C. Mitchell (1850-1907) married in 1880 to Mary Collett (1861-1942); both bur. Fairview Cem., Bowling Green.

  13. says: 62 comments

    One of my children lives in Bowling Green. This is a lovely house. If I were going for a visit soon I might schedule myself a showing!

  14. Alix says: 1 comments

    I’ve been in this house and it is an old house lovers dream. It was meticulously done and all of the woodwork is original to the house. I lived in the house next door which is a more modest mirror image that had most of the fretwork removed. Even with the “urban” setting. It feels quite secluded and traffic after business hours is minimal. The price is a bit optimistic. I fear that it will be purchased by someone less loving than the couple who restored it in the 90’s. It is a great location for someone wishing to walk to shows and restaurants downtown.

  15. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11807 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
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    Had a database crash that lost a few comments, adding them back manually.

    From Heather M, “Thanks to Jim’s info, I realized I know the owner, Eleanor Asher, of this house! Haven’t talked to her in years, but am friends with her on FB. I am going to share this link with her, perhaps she will chime in with more info on the house. Crazy small world!”

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