1896 Queen Anne – Beaver Dam, WI

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214 Washington St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

  • $34,900
  • Sold for $30,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2022 Sq Ft
  • 0.36 Ac.
Although this turn of the century Victorian house is in need of cosmetic and material repairs throughout, the charm and character is evident. Hardwood floors, open foyer, french doors, crown moldings and rooms that offer potential. Being sold "AS IS by personal Rep. Buyers must provide a pre-approval or proof of funds letter prior to showings.
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Matt Chapman, Clear Choice Real Estate,

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15 Comments on 1896 Queen Anne – Beaver Dam, WI

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  1. Linda Kloran says: 26 comments

    A vat of paint stripper & elbow grease & at this price a very nice home.

  2. WhenIWinTheLottery says: 69 comments

    Is that the original showerhead? Bathroom floor tile is so cute. Would be so pretty with colorful exterior paint and landscaping.

  3. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    A bit faded and obviously in need of some TLC, yet it still seems like a lot is offered here for the low price. This was a solid middle class family home in its day. The staircase millwork and railing were painted white at some time as was probably the columned mantel with a beveled mirror. I think I see a patterned flooring border in what must have been the parlor. With some less drab colors, this house would really wake up. At this price point most old houses need a ton of work but this one seems more in need of cosmetic work than anything else. In a larger city, a flipper would probably have already acquired it. Streetview shows the residential context remains, another plus.

  4. BethanyBethany says: 3480 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    This old lady needs some love but what fabulous potential! I adore this house!

  5. gail says: 98 comments

    Oh wow if I was a little younger this is mine…I actually took a tour of the town and neighborhood…perfect you can walk everywhere…just enough room for me and the cats and the dogs

  6. Sandra says: 321 comments

    Wow, lots of great stuff in this house! And it looks light and bright on the inside. I love the garage! It looks like the bay on the left has it’s original bifold doors. Neighborhood looks decent too, lots of space between the houses. I thought that was a school across the street but it’s a municipal building.

  7. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1026 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    I hope the buyers keep that wonderful bathroom!

  8. MonicaG says: 168 comments

    For 40K! and the description, I was expecting a total disaster. This is in very good shape. Please save that bathroom tile. What a lovely lovely old doll house. Mmm.

  9. David Flask says: 43 comments

    The nicest thing about this house is that it appears almost totally intact–with the exception of the kitchen. All the woodwork is there, it looks like it retains the original layout. The exterior is wonderfully original. Hope someone with restoration sensibilities buys this one!

  10. Big Rog says: 178 comments

    Looks like a rehabbers dream. If I had the money, that’s what I would do. Then this house would be gorgeous again.

  11. Michael Mackin says: 2395 comments

    I’d want to buy it just to say I live in Beaver Dam Wisconsin! That said, it is a nice house. Definitely need a lot of paint stripper!

  12. Tommy Q says: 460 comments

    Is this a plan house because it sure looks like it? Exterior has a vaguely “Sears Roebuck” look but probably someone else. This could be a terrific house if you could remove all of the white paint, find the appropriate moldings and baseboards for the bedrooms and don’t freeze in the winter. ;- ) Nice neighborhood of similar houses as well.

  13. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Tommy, I agree this house does have a plan book appearance and quite likely was built using a published plan design. Grand Rapids, MI architect David S. Hopkins published over 10 house plan books over his career and was fairly popular throughout the Midwestern states. I only have seen a few of his planbooks and recall similar designs but I don’t have time for a needle in a haystack search. While I don’t recognize a George Barber design here, there were dozens of planbooks available in the 1890’s with some published by fairly well known architects while others were by relatively obscure regional architects having little name recognition over a century later. (George W. Payne & Son of Carthage, IL comes to mind) I do feel with adequate research a design source for this house could be discovered. I believe this house pre-dates the entry of Sears, Roebuck, & Company’s entry into the house design/sales market.

  14. jane stevens says: 16 comments

    I see a boiler in the basement and what looks to be reasonably new copper pipe. where are the radiators? ? ?

  15. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11892 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Reduced to $34,900. Was pending at one point but went back to active.

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