1865 – Lake City, MN

Added to OHD on 4/14/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   15 Comments
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1017 W Lakewood Ave, Lake City, MN 55041

  • $100,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3900 Sq Ft
  • 1.12 Ac.
Unique property close to schools on over an acre lot with mature trees. Ready for restoration or raise the home and build your dream home on one of the nicest locations in lake City!
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Tom Dwelle, Keller Williams,

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15 Comments on 1865 – Lake City, MN

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  1. jeklstudio says: 1050 comments

    This one looks like a lot of work, but those unique rounded mouldings are so beautiful! We saw them recently in another listing. I think that was the first time I’d seen them. Unique and lovely.

  2. Coqu says: 251 comments

    A Word Processor! I think it’s been 20 years since we got rid of ours. I like looking at old computers online, so that was a fun surprise (had even forgotten about word processors).

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Note to realtor: if you are going to suggest crimes such as knocking this house down, at least get the spelling right. Raze, not Raise.

  4. John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

    It’s unusual to see a frame bump-out bay mid-section in an otherwise brick residence. The house certainly has some intact period details and I find it unsettling that someone would see this as suitable for a teardown. Give the house some TLC and it would sparkle again.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I was in my hometown in the midwest this past weekend and you would not believe the houses that are advertised by the owner/developers with signs that say “build to suit.” It is criminal. Well, you probably would believe it, but it hammered my heart to see it.

  5. MonicaG says: 155 comments

    Why anyone would suggest demolishing this house is beyond me. Those mouldings!

  6. KarenZKarenZ says: 1150 comments
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    I just LOVE the sweet mouldings and that little tease of a beautiful floor pattern! I would love to get a closer peek at what is in those rooms with the piles of things–might be some great treasure there!

  7. Laurie W. says: 1706 comments

    The frame section looks like it belongs to another house, doesn’t it? Very unusual. I agree with you about the suggestion to tear this place down, Bethany — it is a crime. (So is “raise!” lol) Great bones here & everything looks consistent & unmuddled. This place would shine, with some love & work.

  8. liseyf says: 28 comments

    This poor house. I certainly hope someone will give it some long overdue TLC and restore it and not tear it down! Lake City is a beautiful, desirable area on Lake Pepin and the Mississippi river.

  9. JimHJimH says: 5105 comments
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    I love the Queen Anne addition with the lookout porches, as though they were built to watch for storms rolling in, or the next stage coming into town.

    There’s 150 years of history here and an interesting old house that deserves preservation, and could be a fine family home as well. The city seems to care about such things and hopefully someone will step up and make it happen.

  10. Nancy says: 171 comments

    Love that Hoosier cabinet in the kitchen, and that little stone house must have been a cold house at one time. Sure hope someone steps in to give this house some Lovin.

  11. pamibachpamibach says: 116 comments

    This house would be worth the effort of restoration


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