1895 Queen Anne – Mineral Wells, TX

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503 NE 4th Ave, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

  • $124,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3036 Sq Ft
Come see this historical 4 bedroom 2 bath Queen Anne built in 1895! Home is perched on the hill above the World Famous Baker Hotel. This home has gorgeous wood floors, ornate staircase, detailed wood mouldings throughout, transom windows above doors, a lot of original hardware, beautiful handmade stained-glass windows, huge pocket doors and so much more!! Recently updated electrical, plumbing, windows and roof is 4 years old. A MUST SEE!!
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Lonnie J. Seeton, Alexander Chandler Realty,
(817) 806-4100

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14 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Mineral Wells, TX

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  1. JimHJimH says: 5119 comments
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    Fascinating little house that was probably more graceful with its original porch.

    The “World Famous” Baker Hotel has been defunct for half of its history but there are big plans:
    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article3846091.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Hotel_%28Mineral_Wells,_Texas%29

  2. MissB says: 29 comments

    Just wonderful! What’s that old expression: “As pretty as Texas is hot.” Looked at that doorknob and instantly thought of the hands that have turned it.

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3496 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Love this little place. What’s up with the odd apholstered ceiling? I assume it’s insulation of some sort, but seems an odd place for it, and an odd picture to show in a listing.

  4. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1016 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    I’m a little confused by the drapery in the kitchen — that’s unusual. The bathrooms are elegant, especially the pink one!

  5. Barbara Miles says: 1 comments

    I want to know what the drapes in the kitchen are hiding….

  6. Paul W says: 470 comments

    Excellent find on the original photo. That would be a great tool in rebuilding proper front porch (which this house desperately needs. Some good colors on the gables and trim will make a great improvement

  7. Sapphy says: 390 comments

    Cute “little” house! It appears to be somewhat private too, but i haven’t street viewed it. I normally detest painted wood floors, but i actually don’t mind the red one upstairs!

  8. Judy Dexter says: 14 comments

    Sweets : Well I see I wasn’t the only one baffled by the drapery over the kitchen cupboard. I live in Ohio where we have many older homes and that was a puzzlement to me. I do love bathrooms where the old claw foot tubs have been left in place. My Grandmother had one in her bathroom and I so loved filling it up with hot water and bubble bath. If I were in the position to buy at present having an old tub like that might be the deciding factor in buying an old home.

  9. John R. Huff Jr. says: 174 comments

    Jim H. is a Walking Encyclopedia .

    • John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

      Agreed…the man can find almost anything if it exists in some database! I think this may be a planbook designed house but Mineral Wells, as the name suggests, was an early Texas health spa/resort town and even bottled its “Crazy Water” so locals and visitors could take the mineral waters back home. By the time this house was built, MW may have had a local architect and it certainly had builders who could design houses like this. Rebuilding the early porch would restore the original fine detailed scale of this Queen Anne style house. The low price is not unusual as Mineral Wells is too distant for a practical commute to the DFW area and has had a slow economy since Fort Wolters (a helicopter training base in the Vietnam era) closed several decades ago. It’s almost a miracle the Baker Hotel remains standing. It is the only “skyscraper” building that was built in the town and was senior housing for a while after its days as a spa came to an end.

  10. LydiaO says: 22 comments

    Oh wow! Thanks for finding that photo JimH. I wouldn’t have guessed that the brick facade is original. I thought it was added at the same time the front porch was given the Craftsman style pillars. I live in Mineral Wells so I am very familiar with this house. It is in a nice neighborhood on a dead end street. This house has been for sale for awhile. At one time they had pictures of the kitchen without the curtains and there was nothing above the cabinets, just a lot of bare space. The front porch definitely needs to be returned to its former appearance.

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