c. 1880 Queen Anne – Cherokee, IA

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330 E Willow St, Cherokee, IA 51012

  • $32,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1818 Sq Ft
  • 0.34 Ac.
Victorian charm! Lots of updates! New Roof! (5 yrs old) New exterior & interior paint! New furnace! New water heater! New electrical box! Some flooring updates! and much more!
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Valarie Paltz, Northwest Realty,
(712) 225-6447

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7 Comments on c. 1880 Queen Anne – Cherokee, IA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12029 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Cora for sharing!

    Hope someone will buy this one in town too! http://www.nwrealtyofiowa.com/listings/123-main/

  2. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1145 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1947 Ranch

    Jeez…the roof alone (unless they did it themselves) cost what they’re asking. Quite a bit of house for the money.

  3. Ms. Anthrope says: 23 comments

    This could be so amazing once restored!

  4. BARBARA KRUEGER says: 12 comments

    love this!!

  5. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 237 comments

    Looks perfectly liveable for a very low price. Does it have a back staircase or is the only staircase in the kitchen?

  6. John Shiflet says: 5658 comments

    As others have noted, the asking price may seem unusually low; however any potential buyer must also consider that it is in a remote small Iowa farming town that reached a peak population in 1960 at nearly 8,000 but has since lost residents until reaching just under 5,000 by current estimates. (Source, Wikipedia) Towns with declining populations hurt real estate prices. However, for the right buyer seeking value for his or her money sometimes bargain priced old houses can be had for a small investment in rural communities.

    The basic house seems sound but needs some updates. I’m surprised to see the main staircase oriented towards the kitchen. While larger Victorian era homes often had a back staircase going down to the kitchen area for the use of servants or cooks, the one here looks like the main staircase suggesting someone went to a lot of effort to reconfigure the original layout. By the way, bargain old houses are not limited to small towns in Iowa but smaller towns generally, especially in the Midwestern states from Pennsylvania to Missouri. That said, not everyone likes to live in a smaller community especially one with a declining population. Outsiders buying into such communities will often be warmly received by the locals. Last, this house shares details with some published house plan designs from the last quarter of the 19th century so it could have its design origins from such a published source.


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