1852 Italianate – Osage, IA

Added to OHD on 8/12/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   19 Comments
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119 N 4th St, Osage, IA 50461

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  • $164,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 4321 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
ONE OF THE MOST HISTORICAL HOMES IN OSAGE! The original "tower house" at the corner of "Chase" and North 4th St., named after the original owner/settler/founder of Osage. Nicely preserved and enhanced on 2-1/2 corner, paved, treed lots with complimentary carriage house. Features five different types of interior woodwork, wood floors, and spiral tower staircase. Can be and has been single family, multi-family, and/or bed/breakfast!
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Kevin Kolbet, Kolbet Realtors
(641) 732-3337
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19 Comments on 1852 Italianate – Osage, IA

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  1. Jamie Boots says: 8 comments

    I find it interesting when the listing agent has an opportunity to showcase a home and then chooses obscure photos which do not give the viewer any real idea about the homes layout.
    I hope someone is able to visit the home and provide some better photos. The outside is impressive and seems reasonably priced for it’s location.

    • Ernie says: 327 comments

      My thought exactly. Not everyone looking at a home for sale will be in the area or even the state, so useful pictures are best, not obscure random. I wish they would also learn to include interior photos of out buildings. Again so people not in the area can see what shape they are in so they can include that in their “budget”.

  2. Eileen M says: 290 comments

    I agree about the photos.

  3. TGrantTGrant says: 873 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Always frustrating when Street View doesn’t have coverage.

  4. John says: 76 comments

    This place looks like it would have had a pretty high style interior, but what’s shown doesn’t give much of a clue as to what is or was there. Nice newel post, but I’m surprised it’s in such a confined space, given the size of the house. Too fancy to be the back stair, unless the house was really over the top when built…

  5. AndreaS says: 49 comments

    It looks to me like the spiral staircase is in the square tower, just a guess, but that’s how I am imagining the layout. In the photo of the room with the dark brown door and two windows, it looks like you can see a small piece of that staircase through the transom. It also looks like it’s been split into several apartments over the years, which is sad. The second staircase photo could be a rear stair or it could be a new section of the tower staircase-again, just a guess. Very curious about what’s behind the door on the landing of the square staircase! This house could be beautiful with elbow grease and cash.

  6. Charles Shipley says: 2 comments

    I like seeing the care the owners take in everything. I noted the placemats on top of the dryer to protect them!

  7. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 463 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    My belief is that a high-style house was modernized, as shown in photograph 10. The rear addition was built with surprisingly little regard for the brick color of the house. A wonderful house to restore.

  8. realdaddrealdadd says: 35 comments
    second empire frankfort, NY

    how many kitchens are there?

  9. Jim says: 1 comments

    I have been in the house many times over the years when I was still in Iowa. The main stairway is in the tower which is why it is in such a confined space. The house has been divided into several appartments and it so cut up from the original I am surprised the realtor was able to get many pictures at all since all the rooms are now very small. restoring this back to the original would always be my dream but Osage is only a town of 3000 people and has so many other old homes that this one will probably never get restored.

  10. queenbee says: 5 comments

    what a sweet house I would want to redo the kitchen does not match the character of this house

  11. MapleManorGirlMapleManorGirl says: 3 comments
    1852 Second Empire

    Just bought this awesome place! We’ve spent two weekends so far fixing it up and it’s already looking so different. I’ll post our website and FB page here if anyone would like to follow the progress and see pictures. It’s a beauty inside!!

  12. MapleManorGirlMapleManorGirl says: 3 comments
    1852 Second Empire

    We’ve done a lot of remodeling since purchasing the property in May and we’re up and running! Here are the FB page and website links for the Mapletown Manor. There’s even a series of storybooks written based on the manor and they’re available on the website! Lots of pictures but I can send more. 🙂
    http://Www.mapletownmanor.com, https://m.facebook.com/MapletownManor/

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