c. 1900 Queen Anne – Cameron, MO

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715 W 4th St, Cameron, MO 64429

  • $15,000
  • REO/Bank Owned
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1532 Sq Ft
  • 0.26 Ac.
Step Inside and See the Possibilities with this Home! Some historical amenities that could be enhanced. Lots of room for the family. Large Room Sizes. 3 Bedrooms. 1 Bath. Attached Garage, Deck and Covered Porch. This is quite an Opportunity for those wanting to use "sweat equity" to make a lovely home. This is HUD Cast #291-377770.
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Gwen Kemper, Woodward Real Estate
(816) 930-2000

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26 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne – Cameron, MO

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks KTschnooks for sharing!

  2. Eric Unhinged says: 1013 comments

    Incredible… a towered house for only 15,000! And it hasn’t been mutilated! An affordable restoration opportunity with tons of potential.

  3. Felix says: 2 comments

    Could anyone hazard a guess as to how much it would cost to upgrade this to livable but not fancy standards?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Sorry, estimates are not allowed on OHD. You’ll need to bring a contractor or someone that knows about that to the home for them to see and inspect in person.

      • Ray says: 200 comments

        costs vary from area to area. Ask some local contractors, handymen, etc. etc. Pay by the hour, or the job. Sounds like a good learning, project for you. Need to do inspection, of whats what, then consider what you want to do. Paint from home depot, or add a second story?

    • Ross says: 2411 comments

      The house looks livable now.

      • Will says: 59 comments

        I also agree with Ross. The plaster looks just fine and it looks like a newer roof. The floors need refinishing but if you do it yourself it doesn’t cost much. Clean up, repaint and move in. The exterior needs some work for sure.

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          I don’t think you can tell it’s a newer roof from these photos. It’s better to view the home in person because it could be better or worse than these photos suggest.

          • Ray says: 200 comments

            Not sure as a roofer, but looks pretty good at first, from zillow pix. But need to go up on it for good “opinion”, then you still can’t tell much about what you cannot see. says, the inspector. no interior water damage apparent from inside pix. How about that garage? Good pitch for shedding water and a little snow.

      • Ray Unseitig says: 200 comments

        I agree i think it is liveable, but could be a doll house w some refinishing and effort.

    • Will says: 59 comments

      Felix with a house like this that is bank owned, give them a call and ask whether all the systems are functioning- heat, water, electric. If they are and they don’t need major updating, and assuming the building is structurally sound (and I think it has to be in order for them to sell it), then everything else is cosmetic and if your budget is super tight, lots of the work can be done in stages over a period of years.

      I’m always amazed to see houses like this selling so cheap. I’d snap up something like it in a heartbeat if I were looking for a first house.

  4. BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Some houses touch my heart and this is one of them. I just love it.

  5. John W Pulley says: 7 comments

    If you aren’t familiar with Cameron, MO, it’s a nice small town at the intersection of US 36 and Interstate 35. Big enough for some local shopping and restaurants, and an hour’s drive on a direct route to either St. Joseph or Kansas City.

  6. Valerie says: 9 comments

    Love when the original floors are there and the woodwork is unpainted!

  7. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    Odd house–looks like the tower off an 1870s Palliser cottage grafted onto a house whose other components–from interior trim to exterior porch posts–seem consistent with a 1900–1910 date. Think somebody could have bought that thing at a yard sale and hoisted it up there?

    http://historichomesofminnesota.com/the-burwell-house-in-minnetonka/

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Hmmm. Maybe so, I did think it looked ill placed on this home so maybe you are right, it’s from another home.

      • Racheal says: 40 comments

        Lots of oddball houses in the small towns here in Missouri. Many don’t fit in an architectural box and some are just plain ugly! Not this one though!

    • Marc says: 233 comments

      Boise has at least half a dozen small Queen Ann victorians with towers/turrets that look like they belong on bigger houses. I assume people in smaller western towns had less money around 1900, but wanted the style.

      http://idahoarchitectureproject.org/s/1614/906-N-10th-st

    • Eric Unhinged says: 1013 comments

      It’s more probable that the tower is original… just a concept that was a bit old fashioned by the time the house was built. Because the upper portion aligns with the entry vestibule below, I think it is likely that the house was built like this. Without the vestibule, the porch would be insanely roomy. There is an oval window in it which matches the one on the front gable. For these reasons I’m fairly certain that it, too, is original.

      Also note how tidy the entry into the tower on the second floor is (next-to-last photo). If this were an add-on, it is unlikely that the entry would have worked this smoothly. What a fun little room! This house is most likely the happy union of a variety of stylistic influences which were combined to make someone’s “dream home” about 110 years ago.

  8. Joe says: 748 comments

    Until I started looking at the comments, I didn’t think it was a tower. It looks more like it is only three sided to me. Is there such a thing as a three sided tower? The roof line on the right side in the first picture looks like it hits the tower/wierd dormer very close to its roof . The satellite shows it does have a tower like roof, but I just can’t see four sides to it. Anyone else miss the days when you could zero in from the satellite view without suddenly transforming into a street view? I liked to be able to examine the roof “up close”.

  9. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 242 comments

    Adorable…..not far from where I live. Will try to check it out this weekend. I love the little hat on top.

  10. Looks like a bargain. Too far away for me, though,

  11. Theresa says: 41 comments

    In the street view it looks like a dirt road? Does anyone know? Thanks.

  12. Ray Unseitig says: 200 comments

    i put the address and zip code in, on google map, and drove around the block, there is a nice old wringer washing machine just to the right of the front porch, is that part of the deal? I closed a deal once with one of those, here in Ca.

  13. John W Pulley says: 7 comments

    Street is chat over oil, very common for small town streets and county roads in that area. The end result is something like cheap asphalt.

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