1887 Queen Anne – Coldwater, MI

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161 E Chicago, Coldwater, MI 49036

  • $169,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4891 Sq Ft
  • 1.99 Ac.
Victorian Manor....well preserved with the character and ornate architecture this Coldwater mansion deserves...Butler pantry, 3 fireplaces, open stairway and pocket doors support the awesome interior of this home....finished attic and partial finished basement give even more living space....In ground pool for your summer parties and almost 2 acres of land with this property....One-Of-A-Kind opportunity to live the good life in a southern Michigan landmark....you''ll fall in love on the first visit.
Contact Information
Richard Roth, Century 21
(517) 439-1000

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20 Comments on 1887 Queen Anne – Coldwater, MI

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  1. Arkham says: 69 comments

    Ooooh, those stairs are fabulous!

  2. Bethany Otto says: 3450 comments

    Beautiful! I love the un-renovated kitchen. Such potential!

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 7156 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Nice! Very fine house in very fine condition with some remarkably beautiful interior and exterior details intact at a super reasonable price + with a pool! Someone’s puppy dogs are going to be in heaven with that full 2 acres to run around on. If I were the buyer my first move would be to cross the threshold with my baseball bat to play piñata with that (redacted) home center fixture. With the excessive monies spent on that (redacted), one could have easily found a really great antique or vintage fixture which would sing in harmony with this great house. Fail.

  4. Catt says: 46 comments

    The stairs. The fireplace. The floor pattern. The fact that none of the wood has been painted! The huge lot. The pool. Yes. This one is mine! Please have it delivered immediately! I can’t wait to dig in and bring it back to life! (NOTE: Its odd to me that USA listings never have floor plans as most do in Europe. Why is that?)

  5. abevy says: 307 comments

    Finally a kitchen that matches the house. I love it. Stairway and fireplaces are great. Just a beautiful home. I go thru Coldwater often. Next time I will check this out. The floors in some of the rooms are nice. Altogether a great find. This one is A+.

  6. Suzanne Moe says: 29 comments

    Fantastic! Those stairs!!! The unpainted woodwork! The lot size! The price! I love the whole place!

  7. Sylvia Gruner says: 1 comments

    This is a lovely house that has gone through 5 owners since 2011, two of them banks. There have been two foreclosures. Last winter’s taxes are past due. At one point, the taxes were over $7000 a year, though not that much right now. Chicago Street is the main drag through town with quite a bit of trucking going through as it’s also U.S. 12. I would dearly love to see someone come in and really take care of it.

  8. Loub says: 77 comments

    Cool! Absolutely everything original is just beautiful!
    Love the woodwork.
    Move there and enjoy the small town life.
    Limited employment prospects, but for those of independent means….

  9. Colleen J says: 1058 comments

    Picking jaw up off the floor, this house is a treasure, a present waiting to be loved, it’s got everything, except maybe a clawfoot, that’s an easy do. Oh my goodness at that price too!!!!!!

  10. Lori Powell says: 28 comments

    This is my dream house!! I gotta have it!! I got my antiques packed, my draperies ironed,my vintage rugs rolled up & ready to move in…. Oh yes, I forgot!! Now I need a good gent that loves restoring Victorian homes as much as i do with a riding lawn mower. Any interested takers, send picture of mower!!…..LOL!!!

  11. Lin says: 60 comments

    Beautiful home !! First I would fill in the pool and use that tax money to redo the bathroom and the drop in living room .

  12. JimHJimH says: 5265 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Beautiful house and wonderfully intact except for the kitchen and baths, as usual.

    Designed by local architect Asbury W. Buckley and built for $9000. The clients were John Thompson Starr (1861-1908) and his wife Belle, who raised their sons John and Rex here. Starr was a merchant and banker, the son of the founder of the Coldwater National Bank, and captain of the local bicycle club.
    After his early death, their sons moved away, Belle sold the house and moved in with her parents.

    An 1889 book about Coldwater has illustrations of the house and Starr’s hardware store:

  13. brigidbrigid says: 618 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    I love the staggered windows over the staircase!

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