c. 1860 Italianate – Winterset, IA

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206 S 4th Ave, Winterset, IA 50273

  • $49,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2714 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
2714 sq. ft. brick home on large half acre lot. There is a large garage connected to home by enclosed breezeway. With some work, this would make a nice family home. This property is eligible under the Freddie Mac First Look Initiative through February 25. "Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in as in condition".
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(515) 523-2020

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11 Comments on c. 1860 Italianate – Winterset, IA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11874 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This town looks familiar, I think I posted the home across the street a few years ago.

  2. Sharon says: 339 comments

    Home of the real bridges of Madison County. Someone has a dream coming true in their future with this place.

    Oh, and Winterset is the birthplace of world famous Marion Morrison, aka John Wayne.

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3429 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Just gorgeous. I long to be the one to love this lady back to life.

  4. Ross says: 2411 comments

    The. Poor. Dear.

  5. Jennifer Wiebler says: 140 comments

    This house has so much potential. Someone save it! Those windows are gorgeous and I love the “look” of the house from the outside.

  6. s neilson says: 10 comments

    This is a beautiful home with so much potential; so frustrating pictures can’t be better. Seems a recurring theme for realtor listings. Bummer.

  7. John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

    A small complaint about Google’s streetview: their earlier versions came out over a decade ago (July 2009, for this house and community) and they reflect the lower resolution and picture quality of those times. While there’s probably little profit to be made, it would be immensely helpful if they would review some of their poorer quality views and update those with higher resolution versions. Typically, the streeetviews were also made in the April to October months when vegetation is at its densest. To better view specific properties, it would be best to do the streetview imaging at the end of winter just before Spring starts to cover everything up again. Then again, most people like to see surroundings in the lush summer months rather than covered in snow or ice.
    I think its possible this house dates to the 1860’s but sometime in the 1890’s the interior had some updates like the staircase balustrade, newel, as well as the stained glass windows. Seems like a reasonable price for what is offered.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11874 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I saw 2009 and thought “that wasn’t so long ago”…nearly 10 YEARS!!!!

      The photo that shows the back, photo 3, show the window arches a little better. I’m not sure if those arches are on the front, the photos are not good enough quality to view. But yeah, since it received a pretty big update that covered/removed whatever else 1860’s was left.

  8. Colleen J says: 1061 comments

    Again one that needs a lot of work but oh so beautiful, especially the woodwork! Not to mention the price!!!!

  9. Sarah with an H says: 83 comments

    Winterset is a nice small town about a half an hour from the western suburbs of Des Moines. Pretty town square, and big enough to have grocery and hardware stores. If I were younger I’d jump on this. The addition and garage would have to go, right after the new roof!

  10. abevy says: 310 comments

    Mish mash of window types. Poor old house so much water damage. Many moldings are good. See it has contingency sale, so someone must like it, too.


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