1917 Craftsman – Cheney, WA

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Added to OHD on 1/9/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   25 Comments

30705 S Wells Rd, Cheney, WA 99004

  • $174,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2608 Sq Ft
  • 13.16 Ac.
Private Rural Setting....in the heart of the Palouse. Surrounded by rolling hills and farms, this property is one of a kind. Large 2 story home. Natural woodwork, built ins, leaded glass and wood floors accent this turn of the century farm house. 36 x 36 heated shop and a 48 x 60 barn with tile roof. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath Property.
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Eric Tucker, John L Scott,
(509) 990-3223

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25 Comments on 1917 Craftsman – Cheney, WA

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  1. Betsy says: 156 comments

    Maybe I am crazy but I love the big sky.

  2. says: 32 comments

    Nice craftsman features! Google earthed this…super remote!! Does anyone know if Fannie Mae properties are very flexible price wise, or pretty firm?

    • Lindsay G says: 518 comments

      I looked at it on Google earth too and holy crap talk about the middle of nowhere! The house looks so out of place. I’ve always lived in the city/suburbs so I cannot even imagine living right smack in the middle of a wide open field like that. So weird!

      • betsybetsy says: 156 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Yeah one would have to have an intact psyche and be self sufficient and able to entertain one’s self to live there. Not for everyone.

      • DANPDX says: 80 comments

        Not a bad place, but you do need to enjoy some solitude and great outdoors. It does snow and inclimate weather in the winter, but typically pretty accessible to Spokane and Cheney, a small college town. Love the untouched character in the house…

  3. Lindsay G says: 518 comments

    Wow what a cool property! It doesn’t even look real. The windmill with the sloping hills behind it makes such a perfect picture! Doesn’t seem like WA. Seems more like Nebraska or one of the other Midwest states.

  4. Sue S. says: 273 comments

    Nice! Only about a half-hour drive from the big city of Spokane. The eastern half of Washington state is either flat or has rolling hills and does look somewhat Midwestern.

  5. Evan says: 1064 comments

    Lovely, solid looking all American home. Work to be done (wonder what happened to the front porch) but it has incredible potential. Needs some trees, some landscaping to give it a bit more curb appeal–if there was a curb–but it could be very nice, IMO. It doesn’t look as big as the stated sq.ft. but? And with a heated building, I’d have a studio, so it’s a keeper.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5645 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Ralph Coleman McDowell (1878-1950) came to Spokane County WA in 1880 from Kansas with his parents Patrick & Mary and 5 siblings. A family photo from the early 1880’s shows young Ralph at his mother’s shoulder with the older boys behind. In 1903, Ralph was working at the hardware store in the little village of Plaza nearby when he married the bookkeeper Lizzie Lewis. A few years later, Ralph’s father died and he took over the family wheat farm of 280 acres, and he built this fine little home. He and Lizzie had no children and they lived here with Ralph’s uncle Elijah Moore, and his cousin Earl, who helped on the farm. They managed to keep the place through the Depression, and still lived here when Lizzie died in 1949 and Ralph the following year.

  7. Wendi Sue says: 65 comments

    Wow this is amazing!

  8. Carolyn says: 306 comments

    If you look at the Google Street View the house is surrounded by trees. Bing Street View shows none. I wonder why they removed them.

  9. Colleen Johnson says: 1025 comments

    The built ins are fabulous in this house. My husband’s dream is to live off the land with no neighbors, if this were in my area, I know he would say yes to this one. Sweet!

  10. Paolo says: 21 comments

    I wonder if this is a Sears catalog house and arrived in bundles via the closest train.

  11. MicheleP says: 64 comments

    I have never seen a house where someone had moved the front steps up into the porch, to reach the front door! I am guessing they wanted the steps in from the weather – not that they had snow to worry about, did they?

  12. Gracie's mom says: 13 comments

    Love this house. The original wood work. The built in hutch. Tile mantle. The austere kitchen with the farm sink. The rolling hills and windmill.

  13. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 242 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    Needs LOTS more pics, please!

  14. Jenny says: 50 comments

    Being in the middle of nowhere and with those outbuildings sounds better and better. Pretty sure I’ve never seen an entrance way like that. What an interesting little place.

  15. Jan says: 2 comments

    The Palouse is an amazing beautiful region (as is the eastern half of Oregon). Lots of wheat, truly “amber waves of grain” However, it is very remote, western and conservative. Living there requires the ability to be able to entertain yourself and to be prepared for whatever comes your way (weather, power outages, wind storms). We lived in eastern Oregon for a few years and seriously considered the Palouse. However, when we had children both places were a little too isolated (lack of health care, schooling issues). So, we packed up and moved to northern WI.

  16. ReginaKTReginaKT says: 49 comments

    Beautiful! I’m trying to figure out what that room to the right of the door is and where the door frame goes to. (right side of photo)

  17. Michael Mackin says: 3369 comments

    This is about a half hour from my home in Spokane. I know the area very well. There are a lot of houses like this in this part of the country and it’s a nice place to raise a family. The house looks in fair condition but has some issues that need to be addressed. You don’t see a lot of crime in the neighborhood of this house……bonus!

  18. Claudia says: 27 comments

    As someone who would prefer not to even be able to see my neighbor’s houses this is just about perfect for me! What a lovely home; I was surprised by how nice it is inside! You have to appreciate the lonely road worker in the google street view, I’m guessing he didn’t have too much traffic to direct out there.

  19. ELLEN DREWS says: 60 comments

    I’m in! And only 6 hrs from my daughter & son in law!


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