1908 Queen Anne – Cumberland City, TN

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205 Cumberland City Rd, Cumberland City, TN 37050

  • $60,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 3289 Sq Ft
A Restorers Dream, 1908 Victorian Overlooking the Cumberland River ~ 4 Large Bedrooms ~ Den ~ Formal Dining ~ Original Wood Floors and other Features to include Pocket Doors, Crown Molding, and 3 Fireplace's with Mantels ALL Original. SOLD AS IS
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Micheal Holzhauer, Reliant Realty - ERA,
(931) 245-8800

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25 Comments on 1908 Queen Anne – Cumberland City, TN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11886 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I didn’t realize until after posting this how close it was to the power plant. link

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Lovely old girl, wish I could get my hands on her!

    • L & B Spencer says: 5 comments

      Bethany, as of February 2018 my husband and I did get our hands on this “lovely old girl”. We call her our “Victorian Lady”. We will take it one room at a time.

  3. Chris says: 11 comments

    Far more troubling is the RR tracks across the road, lots of noise,

    • dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1156 comments

      I kind of like the noise of a train going by, and I’m sure they are not that often, not like transit trains in the city. But to each his own for sure.

    • L & B Spencer says: 5 comments

      Chris, so far we have not heard or seen any trains since we bought the house in February 2018.

  4. sherry says: 25 comments

    I like the fireplaces but if it is near a river it will be very cold in the winter so I hope they work. I think it requires a lot of work to bring it back but it has potential for the right person. I personally would not live across the street from a rail road track but maybe it is not used or just used now and then. However the location could work to your advantage if you want to buy the home.

    • RossRoss says: 2458 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      I once lived RIGHT next to a RR track.

      The noise would wake me at night. For about a week. Then I slept right though, and grew to love the sound during the day.

  5. John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

    Location issues aside, this house looks very restorable without spending a ton of money. Wish the vinyl siding had been left off but it can be removed to reveal the original siding provided the restorer doesn’t mind filling a million nail holes in the clapboards underneath. I’m glad to see that painted woodwork is sporadic. Darkened shellac finishes can be easily stripped and revived brightening up the millwork (doors and window trim, staircase elements, and mantels) rather than subjecting everything to the ubiquitous white paint treatment. Noticed that the roof condition looks iffy but that is probably a factor in the low price. (and the sellers statement it is being sold “as is”.)

  6. LisaLou says: 107 comments

    The paneling on the walls and all that wallpaper would have to go. I believe I could handle the RR tracks, and power plant. But the sheet-rock plant? If it smells anything like a papermill, that might be the deal breaker for me. Nice place.

  7. Kathy says: 16 comments

    I lived a block from RR tracks many years ago. You get used to it after a while.

  8. Melody says: 521 comments

    If you look at the maps you can see that the railroad tracks only service the power plant and the gypsum plant. So the only trains that would be going through there would be slow moving freight trains, and I doubt that they would go by all that often.

    I have lived 300 feet from a major CN line for the last 32 years. And by major, I mean the Toronto-Chicago corridor. The trains are either moving through at full speed (60 mph) or waiting on the siding – which is in front of the house. Yes, they can be noisy. But after two weeks of living here, you wouldn’t be able to sleep at night without hearing the trains. If something happens to stop train traffic, the whole neighbourhood doesn’t sleep.

    Personally, I think hearing city traffic would be worse.

  9. Angela says: 195 comments

    I like this house, in fact the mantels are very much like the top part of my grandmothers pump organ which I have. I also like the railroad tracks.

    • L & B Spencer says: 5 comments

      Angela, I was told, by a previous owner (and before him the previous owner was his grandmother) that the more ornate mantle the upper part is from an old organ.

  10. pamibachpamibach says: 117 comments

    low price… selling as is do we worry?

  11. My Aunt Paula lived in this house when I was younger. She and my uncle got married in front of the house. I’ve always loved it. Cool seeing it again.

  12. My husband and I bought this house in 2018 (was registered as L & B Spencer but could not log in) and have been working on it since then, it is just the two of us doing the work with help from our children and grandchildren when they are available. We started on the back, the newer part of the house (1950s). The bathroom (whole new floor including joists) and family room are done and almost finished with the kitchen. Are living in those three rooms. Train goes by about two days a week at about 10 mph. And as others mentioned, we do not even notice it anymore. This is a great time of the year because we get a great view of the river and can even see the ferry making its trips back and forth to Clarksville.

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