1897 Queen Anne – Charles City, IA – $335,000

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Added to OHD on 11/30/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/1/18   -   6 Comments
1862 Cleveland Ave, Charles City, IA 50616

Map: Aerial

Price

$335,000

Beds

4

Baths

1.5

SqFt

2778

Acres

9.32

Movie perfect entrance up the tree line blacktopped drive to your renovated dream Victorian home. Covered porch for enjoying trees, birds and wildlife. Newly shingled and new exterior paint in the Victorian multi color scheme. New kitchen with center island with a pantry room. Flooring is maple, vinyl, and carpet. The foyer has a beautiful open stairs and a window seat for enjoying the southern sun. Maid's stairs from the kitchen. Large replacement windows fills the home with light. Original varnished woodwork. Walls are drywalled with insulation. Fireplace is a focal point in the living room. The stone walls in the basement make for a great exposed stone wall for additional living space. 4.5 acres of CRP for income. Stainless steel 6 burner gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher included plus stackable washer and dryer. 2 bathrooms, swim spa, hot tub. Attached 2 1/2 car garage, patio. Septic in fall of 2018. LP gas furnace and outside wood furnace. Additional garage. Storage buildings. There is an easement for the driveway with shared costs.
Contact Details
Donna Pierce, New Age Realty
(641) 435-2654
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6 Comments on 1897 Queen Anne – Charles City, IA – $335,000

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  1. Deborah W Mann says: 135 comments

    Nice place!

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  2. JimHJimH says: 3816 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Beautiful home and property! It was built by Hezekiah Blunt (1843-1901), who lived most of his life on this 250 acre farm settled by his family in the 1850’s. From his touching obituary, which tells the story of the house and family:

    To this farm on October 14, 1863, Hezekiah brought his bride, Miss Elizabeth McCauley, formerly a resident of Pennsylvania. The young couple were married by A. W. French, a justice of the peace at that time of Charles City, in the little house that John Blunt built back in the fifties, and which was preserved and placed by the side of the handsome new structure which Hezekiah built some four years ago. Here in the little old farm house where the first happy days of their married life commenced, eight boys and girls have romped and played, worked and studied, and grown to man and womanhood, and as the sparkling stars serve to throw out most clearly the natural blue of the heavens, so have, and still are, the lives of these eight young people, reflecting the loving tender care, the wise counsels, the true inward home life with which they have been blessed through the guidance of their loving parents. In the realms of memory many a picture comes and goes but one lingers this moment in the mind of the writer which we look back upon with pleasure. The outline is the beautiful new frame house replete with every comfort and luxury which had been provided with the loving care of Hezekiah for his family. We were there an invited guest to meet a number of our old friends and neighbors and Hezekiah devoted the entire day to our entertainment; many a pleasant tale he told of his experiences in this section of the country embracing the reminiscences of his life on the farm. After partaking of a bountiful dinner we adjourned to the sitting room and while engaged chatting with Mr. Blunt, Mrs. Blunt came in and said to us “Our boys did not come into dinner with us because they were in their working clothes, but they are at the table now and I want to you see them all together. We followed her to the dining room and on her throwing back the folding doors, the six sons and two daughters arose and acknowledged the introduction to their mother’s guests with a grace and courtesy which did them honor. The proud look of the father, the tender undertone in the mother’s voice as she said, “Our children” – is the perspective of the picture which will always linger pleasantly in our thoughts. Mr. Blunt has left in our midst priceless gems to love and cherish. In the autumn the season of the year, when the harvest gathers in the riches of the field – after the heat when the chill comes, turning the fresh green leaves into the seer and yellow leaves dropping them gently to cover with their soft rustling the naked mother earth – this was the season God saw fit to call our friend and neighbor home.
    Hezekiah Blunt died on Oct. 28, 1901. His funeral took place from his home.

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29754050/hezekiah-blunt

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  3. Christopher DiMatteiChristopher DiMattei says: 248 comments

    Definitely another example of a George F. Barber design.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4455 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Dang, you beat me to it, Chris. (but that’s fine) Small town Iowa as well as individual farmhouses for the more prosperous of Iowa’s farmers appear to have been a great marketplace for Barber’s designs. The interior appears rather restrained for a Barber interior but part of Barber’s marketing genius was in tailoring client’s homes to their specific needs and budgets. Then again, the interior may have been slightly more ornate originally but was toned down in the 20th century. Still, this is a lovely house in any case. With almost 10 acres and numerous outbuildings, the next owner(s) could dabble in small scale farming or keep some livestock if they wished. Thanks Jim H. for the biographical narrative.

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  4. Georgia Girl says: 53 comments

    Beautiful home. And oh my, that tree-lined driveway is breathtaking! Can’t you just imagine it in the spring 🙂

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  5. ddbacker says: 349 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    My beloved grandparents are buried in Charles City, a lovely old town on the Cedar River.

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