1889 Queen Anne – Terre Haute, IN – $94,500

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Added to OHD on 1/22/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/15/19   -   16 Comments
1125 S 5th St, Terre Haute, IN 47802

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Look inside!! The amazing details of this home have largely been preserved. Antique lights, incredibly detailed fireplace mantels, and one of a kind banister staircase. It's quintessential Farrington's Grove. Located just south of College Ave in the heart of the historic subdivision. This house is a treasure chest of character, tall ceilings, and large rooms. Modern kitchen is full of gorgeous wood cabinets, space to move around the kitchen island and an incredible 6 burner commercial stove with flat grill -- a home chef's dream! Half bath downstairs, large full bath upstairs. To make life easier the laundry room is also upstairs. Some of these modern conveniences have obviously been added since the home was built in 1889 - but these modern conveniences have been thoughtfully designed and only enhance the charm of this lovely home. 3 bedrooms upstairs - one does not have a closet, homeowner should use a wardrobe cabinet. Furnace new aprox 2013.
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Debbie Hill, Coldwell Banker Troy Helman Realtors
(812) 208-5662
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15 Comments on 1889 Queen Anne – Terre Haute, IN – $94,500

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Just want to mention I never do this to the listing photos, these are how I found them.

  2. AvatarBethany otto says: 2519 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    The fireplaces! The woodwork! The picture rails! And I even like the remodeled kitchen!
    Indiana rarely disappoints.

  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Terre Haute used to have hundreds of homes from this period but even in the large historic district of Farrington Grove, they are few and far between. I appreciate the remaining period details although the entry door doesn’t seem original for an 1889 example. I suspect it dates back to the Bungalow era around WWI in the Teens. A nice Queen Anne style door with colored glass margins around a central pane would look more appropriate. With a smaller square footage of around 2,300 this might be a perfect size home for a couple, single, or smaller family. If it were mine, the carpeting would have to go and the floors finished out in hardwoods throughout.

    • Avatarbecky says: 51 comments
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      bass lake, CA

      Why do you say a smaller square footage of 2300 when at the top of the listing it stated 2288? What am I missing here? I still like the kitchen. Its earthy looking and different. And those fireplaces!!! Wow!

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        The 2,300 sq. foot figure was a rounding up. By “smaller” I was referring to Queen Anne style homes which, when featuring towers and turrets along with a rambling foot print, can sometimes exceed 4,000 sq. feet. I think the 2,288 size is ideal for many folks these days. I hope that clarifies the unintended confusion.

        • Avatarbecky says: 51 comments
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          bass lake, CA

          Thank you for clearing that up for me. Am a novice here. The Queen Anne homes are eye candy!

  4. AvatarBryan Berg says: 34 comments

    Houses like this are getting harder and harder to find. If it were in California someone would have spent twice THIS asking price just to “update” (ruin) the kitchen, and the price tag for this house would be like a million bucks. So, tell your boss you’re quitting, and move to this little college town and live like a millionaire. If you read and love OHD you deserve to walk up those stairs every day. Oh, and a friend of mine quit his job recently in NYC — tried to quit actually — after ten years of having to be in the office by 9AM with suit and tie — and they said, “gosh just work from home, we’d hate to lose you, here’s a laptop…”. So he moved back to Nashville with wife and baby to his family and still has his killer job. But now he only works about 3 hours a day and gets it all done. So, this house and a great small town life are calling you OHD-ers. And by the way your house payment, if any, including heat, would only eclipse a car payment slightly. So go do it. Or, find a new job in this little college town. Save your money for trips to the “city” and actually enjoy it as a tourist.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I can only concur with all of the praises about finding old houses in Hoosierland. The state-wide preservation organization, Indiana Landmarks, is one of the most effective of its kind in the nation. The state’s property taxes are usually the lowest among Midwestern states making it a good place for retirees and for those on fixed incomes. It does often cost more to heat an Indiana home in winter than in the Sunbelt states but the cost of housing and other amenities usually makes up for the difference. If we ever can sell our Texas Victorian its quite likely we will become Hoosiers in the future.

  5. AvatarHandymam says: 68 comments

    I gotta say, when I was reading the blurb and saw that the kitchen was modern, my mind was already expecting something that didn’t belong. Imagine my surprise to see how nicely they did this kitchen. Great job.

  6. AvatarDavid Sweet says: 184 comments

    I am rarely if ever disappointed with old houses in Indiana. LOVE this one.

  7. AvatarCindy says: 134 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    Love the woodwork, fireplaces and transom windows. The new cabinets fit right into this kitchen giving it a Victorian feel. Nice!

  8. Avatarshirleyssshirl says: 53 comments

    Those fireplaces are gorgeous! It would be so nice to see where they are in the house. I think the “xoxoxo” wallpaper would have to go. Love the kitchen and the shelving over that oven. Would certainly replace the panel on that pretty back door.

  9. AvatarLin says: 62 comments

    Where are the Hardwood Floors ??

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      If you’re lucky, they may still be under later layers of carpet and other synthetic flooring. Solid T&G Oak flooring is still commercially available but isn’t cheap.

  10. AvatarLKS says: 14 comments

    The kitchen is gorgeous. The entire house (minus the carpeting) is gorgeous. I’ve not been to Terre Haute but this house makes me want to leave my hometown behind.

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