1896 Queen Anne – Waverly, IA – $149,900

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Added to OHD on 12/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 3/31/19   -   20 Comments
302 1st St SE, Waverly, IA 50677

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  • $149,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2342 Sq Ft
Step back in time and enjoy the beauty in this stately 2 story Queen Anne style home. You will be at awe with the stunning open staircase and the detailed woodwork that this home has to offer. Formal Dining Room is large enough for holding any family holiday feast. You will also enjoy the four ENORMOUS size bedrooms with hardwood floors and beautiful original woodwork around the doors and windows. This home is located close to downtown shopping and eating and just a few blocks from the bike trail.
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Nancy Conklin, Century 21 Signature Real Estate
(319) 352-1157
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20 Comments on 1896 Queen Anne – Waverly, IA – $149,900

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  1. Avatarsharon Masters says: 10 comments

    THIS is beautifully done- interesting door frames upstairs. GREAT storage in kitchen (but a bit dark for my taste). I could move in to this.

  2. AvatarKarenZ says: 971 comments
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    All of the pocket doors and wood are beautiful!

  3. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 949 comments

    Yes, that’s part of what I referred to about the upstairs. Also you can tell the downstairs had carpet at one time. The bottoms of those gorgeous pocket doors have been cut off. We have the same problem in our home. It’s a crime. *sigh* That newel post is too, too gorgeous!

  4. AvatarJared says: 28 comments

    Those are really interesting door and window casings.

  5. AvatarJan says: 3 comments

    My kind of home! Woodwork everywhere around the doors. And that banister? To die for!

  6. AvatarAnn says: 100 comments

    Beautiful wood work and interesting framing. Some of the floors were replaced, but nicely done. Stair case is stunning!

  7. MonicaGMonicaG says: 172 comments

    OMG…I missed this one. I don’t know how because that woodwork is absurdly beautiful. Anything wrong here is nothing compared to what’s right!

  8. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4714 comments

    Some of the architectural details in this house would have been considered a bit old fashioned in 1896. Such massive 1880’s type newel posts were being surpassed with solid Oak versions with less ornament and carvings by 1896 but since millwork catalogs continued to offer them (mainly for remodeling work) it could be original. I’m somewhat puzzled by the lovely floral stained glass window but if its by an entry, that makes more sense. As for the bathroom stained glass window, I doubt its original to the house but its nice nonetheless. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that this nice house actually dates several years before 1896 but given its somewhat rural location the date could be accurate. I also believe this could be a plan book design. (David S. Hopkins comes to mind but I don’t have time to research) Lovely Queen Anne style house overall.

  9. AvatarJennifer HT says: 796 comments

    I don’t remember seeing rounded framing quite like that before. It almost had a deco or nouveau feel in a way.

  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2016, new agent and photos so updated and moved to the front page. Comments above may be older.

  11. AvatarRon G says: 167 comments

    Well cared for home with curb appeal and a very reasonable price for a home of this quality. The stairs and the block paneling (wains coating) are a great contribution to this house. It would be interesting to see more of the kitchen, the size and especially how much natural light the room draws since the cabinets are a little to dark if its a small kitchen.

    The trim work in the house is interesting on the first floor. I’ve never seen the additional trim piece above door/window like this house has. I don’t even know how it would be described. The second floor trim is unique with beaded trim on the door casing and it’s raised convex style corner blocks.

  12. MichaelMichael says: 1307 comments

    The house has some nice detailing, inside and out. I would think about a few more colors on the exterior. The siding and trim have some nice transitions that get lost in the dark blue. Period colors would make this house look incredible in my opinion!

  13. SharonSharon says: 408 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    The first stained glass is so lyrical. I could just sit and look at it all day. Like a little poem of colored light.

  14. JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
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    Another vintage Iowa house of sublime beauty!

    The home of Waverly town father Sidney H. Curtis (1829-1914), a pioneer hardware merchant in 1855, and the father of 10 children with Sarah Amelia Couse, his wife of 58 years.

    The Iowa state documentation proves construction in 1891 and includes vintage photos:

  15. AvatarMatt Z says: 87 comments

    Jim,thanks for sharing the vintage images! Looking at the old images, the house got strangely smaller. The right side of the house extends farther back in the old images and topped with a larger gabled roof. I wonder what happened to necessitate those changes. Very interesting. Beautiful home! That dormer needs to come back!

    • JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
      OHD Supporter

      The report explains that half the house was moved across the street at some point!

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4714 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        The historical narrative also mentions about the house: “Mr. Curtis new residence will be built from plans furnished by modern architects and will be spacious, comfortable and pretty.” I take the term “modern architects” to mean the design came from published plan sources. I still think David S. Hopkins to be a likely source although he was just one of a dozen or more architects who sold house plans nationally around 1890. I noticed turned posts rather than Classical Revival columns on the porch in the archival photos but porch posts seldom last more that 50 years without exceptional maintenance and care.
        I could accept a 1930’s date for the division of the house into two parts perhaps due to the dire economic conditions during the Great Depression years as a cost saving measure. This is still a fine home of the period.

    • JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
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      Correction – the other part is behind the house:

      And I also hope the dormer comes home someday!

  16. AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

    The paint job currently washes away some expressive details on the house. You can see the difference made in the old photos when the house had more porch details and attic dormer. This house has great potential

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