1897 Queen Anne – Cherryvale, KS

Added to OHD on 2/20/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   22 Comments
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426 E Main St, Cherryvale, KS 67335

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  • $90,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3666 Sq Ft
Fantastic Victorian home on a large corner lot close to town! You will fall in love with the ornate details of this home included in the woodwork, trim, floors and stained glass windows. The main level includes formal living, dining and multi-purpose rooms formerly used as parlors. There are pocket doors, 3 fireplaces and details at every glance. On the 2nd level is a large landing leading to 4 spacious bedrooms and one bath. There is also a floored attic ideal for a workout space. Improvements that have been completed in the past 2-3 years include a new roof, soffit, guttering and 2 new air conditioning units. Partially fenced large corner lot across the street from the school and an over sized 2 car detached garage. The owner is offering a $1000 painting allowance. Owner is offering a Home Warranty. (Connie Plake POA is a KS licensed broker)
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Debbie Johnson, Coldwell Banker Pasternak-Johnson
(620) 331-5510
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22 Comments on 1897 Queen Anne – Cherryvale, KS

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  1. ddbacker says: 508 comments

    The important wood and trim left unpainted. Kudos to 120 years of owners!

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  2. Becky says: 32 comments

    So in love with this! ?

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  3. Mike says: 359 comments

    It looks like everything is there, it just needs some attention. Odd kitchen layout, I would guess that the cabinets were purchased as a lot and not necessarily to fit the kitchen. Very much livable as-is, although I am living in a restoration right now and believe me, it takes a lot of patience. Overall, I like it a lot, and you can’t beat that price.

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  4. SharonSharon says: 638 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Sometimes when I look at a home like this, I have to take a moment to pause, gather myself, employ my most informative and knowledgeable resources, and proclaim, “Oh, gee!!!”

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    • Zann says: 549 comments

      I did that same thing in a comment a couple of minutes ago, and that is what happened here, too. It’s like all I can formulate is “GOSH!!! LOOK AT IT!”

      The outside shots stopped me in my tracks.

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  5. Alice says: 66 comments

    Gorgeous woodwork–that staircase! Amazing value for the money, and in Louise Brooks’ hometown too.

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  6. BethanyBethany says: 3472 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Is it just me or are there an extraordinary number of awesome Victorians like this in Kansas??

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    • Michael Mackin says: 2451 comments

      I know what you mean. I find myself looking for the homes posted from Kansas. Beautiful and well priced, this one is!

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    • I don’t think it’s just you – I’ve had that thought myself several times lately. Suddenly I’m starting to understand why Dorothy was in such a hurry to get back!

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  7. Ozzie says: 32 comments

    I like this one a lot but I think a lot of the stained glass and leaded glass are more recent additions. I may be wrong. The only ones I feel for sure are original are the stained glass ones without lead.

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  8. Don from Manassas says: 46 comments

    She’s a beauty. So many features still there and in great condition.

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  9. Stephanie... says: 78 comments

    Absolutely stunning woodwork! love it!

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  10. Sarah Hunt says: 6 comments

    Most beautiful staircase ever!!

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  11. This house had me at Iron Fence; I love the way it’s just a little to frame the lawn. The entire stair hall from banister/balusters/treads to the floor, door trim, and windows had me in transports of ecstasy. And the built-ins are outstanding; did anyone else notice that the china cabinet built-in in the dining room is really a pass-through to the glass doors with the flowers in the kitchen cabinets? (Or am I not seeing what I think I’m seeing?) This entire house from the bottom of its floor to the top of its roof is amazing – a new three-color paint job and it’ll stop traffic three counties away!

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  12. Thomas says: 1 comments

    This is the house I lived in from age 13 to 17; 1963 to 1967. I loved it! I helped paint it one summer. My dad did extensive restoration. The framing had square nails. It had gravity-operated running water in the early years. The third floor was unfinished. Many memories.

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  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Reduced to $100,000!

  14. Scully63 says: 50 comments

    This was my aunt and uncles house. I spent many days and holidays here. I’m glad it’s still so gorgeous.

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  15. Joan says: 52 comments

    The only two comments I could think of is number 1 be still my heart and number two if I had money to have someone clean it twice a week I’d buy this in a heartbeat

  16. Helen ballinger says: 1 comments

    What a beautiful house. We have nothing like this in Australia. .

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  17. JT says: 2 comments

    This is a very beautiful house. The style looks less like a Queen Anne Victorian, and more like an Eastlake or Folk Victorian. I just rehabbed a house that looks SO much like this one, and it is a Folk Victorian. The Queen Anne Victorians have much more gingerbread all over the exterior, as well as 8-14 different colors, accent and trim paint. Like this house, the Eastlake and Folk Victorians paint scheme had body color, trim color and accent color for a total of three colors. Eastlake and Folk Victorians typically used minimal gingerbread on the exterior as this house has. Another giveaway is the all square corners and edges. Queen Anne’s utilized a lot of rounded and semi-circular shapes, especially in the turrets. Compare at http://www.cassidyhouse.org

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Queen Anne’s are not based solely on gingerbread or coloring, you have to look at the shape first and then the decorations applied. Color has absolutely nothing to do with determining the style. And corners and edges? Nope, there are plenty of Queen Anne’s without a single turret or even bay window.

      Folk Victorian’s are National Folk styles with Victorian decorations applied. National Folk are rather simple shaped, usually symmetrical. This is not a National Folk shape so that’s out.

      Queen Anne’s can also feature Eastlake designs, this has some decorative Eastlake patterns (ex: the trim around the side triple windows) but you have to look at the shape of the home. Eastlake houses (I’m guessing you rare confusing Eastlake houses with Stick Victorian’s) are rather boxy with a steeper (less irregular) roof; larger overhanging of the eaves (many other features that I’m not going to describe that this one lacks.) The Queen Anne is less symmetrical, the bay window not boxy like on a Stick Victorian. Queen Anne’s feature irregularity of not only the roof (as in different heights, multiple gables and roof shapes) but the siding itself, the shingles at the top of the home help break up the smoothness of the siding. There are other QA features I’m not going to go into because I don’t have the time BUT if you would like to read on how to determine architectural styles, A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia McAlester is the book to read: https://amzn.to/2MNniWK

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      • Mike says: 359 comments

        Great information, Kelly! So many people throw descriptions around without knowing what they are actually looking at; a woman recently referred to my QA (and yes, it meets the criteria, LOL) as a colonial. Now that you have explained this, maybe you can help all those poor realtors who gush about an antebellum house built in the 1920s 🙂

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