1878 Italianate – Red Wing, MN

Added to OHD on 12/22/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   17 Comments
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1107 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066

  • $235,500
  • Sold for $227,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 4000 Sq Ft
Here is your chance to own a historic home in Red Wing. This home was built in 1878 by Judge Williston & family. Beautiful woodwork throughout, pocket doors, 4 fireplaces, large eat in kitchen, formal dining room, 4 bedrooms on the upper level. Full unfinished attic. Large basement that could be finished as well.
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Cheryl Siebenaler, Carnel & Co. Realtors,
(507) 263-4279

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16 Comments on 1878 Italianate – Red Wing, MN

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  1. Tommy Q says: 445 comments

    Red Wing is a lovely city. Just bring your long johns and your fluffy slippers for winter. What a great house.

  2. Betty Ard says: 3 comments


  3. Denise says: 3 comments

    Beautiful house. Red Wing is such an awesome city,they have made great strides in focusing on historical preservation of not only homes, but their business district as well. Red Wing is a beautiful river city that has something to offer everyone. It is also home to the historic Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing Pottery, and Red Wing Boot company. We live about 20 minutes from Red Wing. As for our Minnesota winter, it is nearly non-existent this year, much to most Minnesotans dismay. 40 degrees has been close to average for the last few weeks and barely a dusting of snow on the ground.

  4. leftE says: 1 comments

    I live in Red Wing and totally covet this house! Sigh!

  5. David613 says: 7 comments

    Wish the photos were clearer, but incredible house with nice unpainted woodwork. I really like the bent radiator in the bay window, and that last picture – wow cool basement space?

    Question – in the kitchen there seem to be several capped pipes sticking out of the ceiling add odd diagonal angles. Anyone know what that’s about?

    • Steve H says: 142 comments

      Those pipes in the kitchen appear to be radiator riser pipes and if you look very carefully they are not capped. They angle back behind the cabinets. They just look cut off because they are painted the wall color below the cove molding. Also, I would bet that the wall of doors in the basement came from some other (probably demolished) place, and were not taken from this house. Overall it looks very intact, aside from the mantels.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5378 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The Williston’s 1st house was a Greek Revival c.1857 on the same lot – they moved it to 1130 W 4th and then built this one.
    Bio and pics of the Willistons if anybody’s interested:

    Nice town! Historic District info and photos from 1981:
    Is some of the aluminum siding gone by now? – I hope so.

  7. Anne M. says: 978 comments

    Just about perfect. The entry & staircase are stunning.

  8. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 250 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    I must be dreaming…..would someone PINCH me, please!? I would buy this
    grand old home for the gorgeous hardwood floors alone! I don’t think I’ve
    ever seen this old of a home with arched entryways into each room like

  9. John Shiflet says: 5533 comments

    Textbook Italianate style house inside and out. Only a few interior details like the inlaid parquet floor with the darker Greek Key border, a few built-ins, and the diamond paned “stained” glass windows in the bay with the wrap around radiators seem to be from a later time. So too the brick mantels and French doors. I noticed the wide arched openings that probably had doors (pocket?) across them. In the last photo, presumably taken in the basement, it looks like some of the old doors went down there and are now being used as a partition wall. One bathroom is modern while the other is largely turn of the last century with its characteristic hexagonal tiles, clawfoot tub, and so on. The house looks move-in ready but additional work could take it back to a more correct for the period look or simply to suit the next owners personal tastes. Given all the posted praise for Red Wing, it looks like the location is excellent as well. The exterior would look far more impressive painted in period colors rather than anemic white but again that is for the next owners to choose.

  10. Jim Siegel says: 4 comments

    Wow! Two grand Italianates in two days. I could not sleep last night thinking of the beautiful flood damaged home in Schoharie, NY. The exterior being the home of my dreams with its massive double bracketed cornice. Then to see this beauty today with it’s unpainted interior woodwork and beautiful floors. I’m impressed with the large rooms and it appears to have a tin ceiling in the kitchen. Hopefully the pocket doors are just slid into the wall and what appears to be a wall of doors in the basement could replace the paned ones in the dining room. Add a few grand marble mantles and a polychromed paint job on the exterior and this would be one grand home.

  11. Kimim redlin says: 26 comments

    I used to downhill ski in Welch at Welch village close to here. If you like an area with no crime and gorgeous falls winters springs and summers this is for you. If I could I’d move there in a heartbeat. It doesn’t get better. Beautiful town.

  12. Laurie W. says: 1700 comments

    Very nice house. It would be great to see those doors in the basement where they are more appropriate & more visible. Not much not to like here.

  13. Michael Mackin says: 2954 comments

    It’s a beautiful house and appears to be priced very well. I too an stumped at the wall of doors in the basement.

  14. AnthonyN says: 1 comments

    I recently toured this house with my realtor and it is in great shape. The basement can only be accessed via a cellar door in the attached garage, and the wall of doors (not from this house) separates the mechanical room from the rest of the cellar. There is another wall of doors further in the basement. There have been quite a few upgrades that are not period appropriate, and it appears there used to be a cupola as there is a ladder going up in the center of the attic. There was a pending sale on this property that was recently cancelled due to a frozen pipe that caused a lot of damage 🙁


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