1890 Queen Anne – Duluth, MN

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Added to OHD on 7/13/17   -   Last OHD Update: 10/26/19   -   4 Comments

1503 N Central Ave, Duluth, MN 55807

  • $215,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3120 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
If you've dreamed of renovating and loving an historic home, here's your opportunity! The Harvey & Lucy Smith house, built 1890, is an historic home in the West Duluth neighborhood. The home is a Queen Anne/Victorian and has many features of the style, including oak and cherry woodwork, pocket doors, original brass light fixtures & door hardware and 5 stained/leaded windows. There are 3 fireplaces currently non-functioning but still adding to the beauty of the house.The walk-up attic offers potential to create more living space. Over the past 40 years the current owners have made substantial upgrades to the house and grounds, including the kitchen & 2 baths, replacing an oil boiler with an efficient gas one and adding a gazebo & and garden shed. They've spent countless hours on gardens. Several awards have been bestowed upon the property its gardens once were featured in magazines. You will have the opportunity to provide your own tender loving care to this historic beauty!
Contact Information
Sheryl Homan, Edina Realty,
(952) 928-5563


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4 Comments on 1890 Queen Anne – Duluth, MN

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  1. JimHJimH says: 4865 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Some very interesting details in this one, like the stained glass transom light and the hanging fixtures.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5611 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The fireplace inserts are really great and unusual too. Looks like they each have three dial style air flow restricters at their base, but those might be decorative.

      Looks warm and cozy for plants and humans alike up there in Duluth. Single pipe, gravity steam heat is THE best heat there is! The kitchen and solarium are not period appropriate, but so what. They look really nice to my eye; bright, spacious and comfy for those long cold winters. Plant heaven.

  2. Lissie says: 270 comments

    WoW!!!! Gorgeous home. Lighting fixtures are so different but, I like them. Craftsmanship is amazing. Love, Love, Love the build ins and the kitchen is to die for.

  3. Annalise says: 29 comments

    This is a beautiful gem of a house! It’s rare to see original (or at least antique) light fixtures. Many historic homes have ceiling fans or cheap light fixtures where they took the antique ones down and sold them for what they could get. It should be illegal! While house shopping we came across many like that, including one we wanted to buy except for the light fixture switch that the owners did. We saw the original ones in the photos of when the house was for sale a couple of years before that.

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