1887 Queen Anne in Osage, IA

Added to OHD on 8/3/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   15 Comments
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318 S 11th St, Osage, IA 50461

  • $65,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2384 Sq Ft
  • 0.27 Ac.
Single Family Detached - 4 bedroom home with 1 bath. Formal Dining room and beautiful woodwork throughout. Call Ray Stearns today! 877.243.8221 Case# 161-248522. "HUD homes are Sold AS-Is"
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Ray Stearns, CENTURY 21 BW Preferred,
(641) 424-9400

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15 Comments on 1887 Queen Anne in Osage, IA

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3498 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I wonder why the front door is boarded up; you would think they might remove that for photos at least. Everything else looks lovely!

    • Sean Lowry says: 28 comments

      I was thinking the same thing.. I think they are way underselling this home for whatever unknown reason

      • Warbon says: 115 comments

        From the little pieces of paper on anything with plumbing, I would say this has been a foreclosure. The finance company or bank is trying to get their money back and is taking just so much on the dollar owed on the property. They can get more money for it this way than if it had to go to auction.

  2. Lindsay G says: 566 comments

    Huh. That boarded up front door doesn’t go well with the rest of the house. It’s like brand new paint on the outside and the inside is kept well. I wonder if they had a break-in or something?

  3. Greg G says: 3 comments

    Usually when a home is boarded at doors or windows, it is for security purposes. Bank foreclosures/HUD secure the homes this way. As a real estate agent in the city of Cleveland, I have seen that more than enough. Beautiful home though!

  4. Carolyn48 says: 35 comments

    I noticed in the dining room of this home, a built-in cabinet with 2 glass doors and 4 drawers underneath the doors. In the house located in Clyde OH, there is a similar looking built-in, but in this home, it is open to the kitchen, but still has the 4 drawers underneath. I wonder if it once was enclosed with double glass doors as well. I have never seen this type of built-in before – does it have a name since it is not a full, built-in china cabinet? I really like the idea of this type of cabinet.

  5. Marcia Korte! says: 1 comments

    O h my goodness…. need Fixer Upper Jo and Chip Gaines to come and do their magic…. SUCH A STEAL !!

  6. Diane Eve says: 21 comments

    The boarded door didn’t bother me till I saw that none of the other doors were boarded. What’s the point? Amazing home with incredible woodworking throughout.

  7. Elisa says: 17 comments

    Maybe the front door was stolen…
    Are there many tornadoes in Iowa?

  8. JimHJimH says: 5120 comments
    OHD Supporter

    It’s easier to put a piece of plywood over a door than replace broken glass or replace a lockset. It’s not a good look, but it’s probably a minor issue.

    I love to see an old home where the owners have invested in restoring the exterior rather than spend the same money on a fancy new kitchen. The kitchen and decor here could be fixed up for not much money and, assuming everything works, a fine home can be had for less than $100k.

  9. Tamra Townsend says: 8 comments

    What did they do to the bathroom? That shower would have to go

  10. Lori says: 28 comments

    So much potential!

  11. julie says: 9 comments

    p.s there was a beautiful stained glass window on the stairwell. Wonder what happened to that?!

  12. Jim says: 1 comments

    The stained glass window and the front door (Which had stained glass as well) were probably stolen. Glad to see the house is still in very original shape. I grew up down the street from this and we always called it “Gramma Dorsey’s House” because of the old woman that lived there. She had the most beautiful flower gardens and at that time the house had the original barn still standing. The Kitchen redo is awful as the dining room cabinets used to be double sided into the kitchen. There was a huge old wall hung sink between the back stairs and basement stairs as well. Tiny town but I am sure someone will make it beautiful again…..I just noticed all the original light fixtures are gone too. They were beautiful as well.

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