c. 1920 Prairie – Iowa Falls, IA

SOLD / Archived From 2018
Added to OHD on 1/12/18   -   Last OHD Update: 7/31/18   -   11 Comments
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Price

$139,900

Beds

4

Baths

1

SqFt

1920

Acres

1

4 bedroom family home located along the Iowa River in Iowa Falls. This home features one of a kind views, original wood work, tons of space, and a fireplace in the great room! This home is just begging someone to put some life back into it!
Sold By
Mark Gehling, Gnb Real Estate
(641) 648-6689
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11 Comments on c. 1920 Prairie – Iowa Falls, IA

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8904 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    There are a few different photos on Zillow too. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2224-River-Rd-Iowa-Falls-IA-50126/86954454_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 3889 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Nice pressure steam heat system. Nice boiler! Pretty unusual pipe config. Prbably someone’s applied theory of water hammer cxltn. I love this stuff: the frustrated plumber wannabe.

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  3. ErnieErnie says: 141 comments

    Nice place. To me the snow makes it look homier. Looks a bit like the house I grew up in in Oregon (my avatar), love the barn. I am wondering though. The door on the 2nd story in the back, I have seen this before but never thought to ask about it. Do you think there was another full porch like on the front with a balcony type roof or do you think it was just a staircase that was removed?

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    • DianeEG says: 403 comments

      My guess: A sleeping porch over a back entry porch. I suspect they both covered half the back not the entire. If the current siding was removed, the shadow of the porch might still be a clue. It appears the home and barn have been well-maintained. Probably nice floors under the carpet (carpet would add warmth.) With the oak woodwork, it looks solid as a rock AND an awesome river view.

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      • ErnieErnie says: 141 comments

        I’ll bet the floors are nice under that carpeting also. When I told my husband I wanted our home to have wood floors he said…..”they’re cold” but I told him…. “that’s what slippers are for”. I love my wood floors! Haha!

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  4. JRichard says: 226 comments
    1763 center-chimney cape
    Biddeford, ME

    While I’m not a fan of paneling or wtw carpet, there’s plenty of original stuff remaining to make this place interesting. 50s/60s kitchens with formica, etc., don’t bother me though. And that BARN! Think of all the stuff I could accumulate.

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    • ErnieErnie says: 141 comments

      Not a fan of paneling or wtw carpeting either. My mom & I spent a very hot summer painting the paneling in a house she & my stepdad bought. They lived in the house while they revived it. Anyway, it turned out pretty nice, gave it a cottage look.

    • mlsheelerphoto says: 53 comments

      I can’t leave anything alone, so I’d see what’s under it! There was paneling on one of the walls along my stairs… turned out someone just slapped it up there instead of fixing the cracks in the plaster. Fixed the cracks and nail holes and that was that!

  5. Colleen J says: 1307 comments

    LOVE IT! Kind of reminds me of the house I grew up in too. When it said river view I “gulped” always afraid of flooding, but it seems far back enough, but living in a land locked city and still seeing our city cener flood in 2013, (Calgary, Alberta) I don’t know how far back is safe enough, but I love this house!

  6. Southwestlovesmomma says: 107 comments

    I love the kitchen cabinets! And the paneling actually looks okay, its not the whole room but a focal point. I don’t like the exposed pipes to the right of the fireplace.
    Like someone said, this place looks well maintained!

  7. Christine Schulze says: 23 comments

    I just LOVE THIS. Its well cared for and clean! Good sized rooms.Its been years since we sold our farm. Had to get closer to a city for work back then. We had a small dairy heifer op in WI. We adopted a couple of mustangs, had our daughter, made our hay with a perfectly operating 1953 Farmall. Ahh, halcyon days! I could totally picture myself in this home! Some chickens, making a seasonal studio space in the barn where my pony could wander in and out while I work..hmm..dreamy place!!

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