1895 Queen Anne – Clear Lake, IA

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315 N 3rd St, Clear Lake, IA 50428

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  • $255,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 5862 Sq Ft
  • 0.59 Ac.
Truly ONE OF A KIND VICTORIAN BEAUTY! AN Absolute MUST SEE! Nestled on 4 lots only 1 block to Clear Lake and 3 blocks to downtown! A wonderful combination of the old with the new improvements makes this an affordable dream home! Gorgeous woodwork throughout with a bridal stairway with quarter sawn oak! Fantastic stained glass windows! Relax and refresh yourself on the wrap around front porch or rear raised deck! This property is fabulous! Many opportunities/options...Possible Bed & Breakfast! Seller was in process of remodel of baths, attic, fountain room. Planned tear out work is in process. New buyer can finish to their taste! This PRESTIGIOUS PROPERTY IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES! Call today and make this LOVELY PROPERTY YOUR 'NEW' HOME!
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Dodie Wilkins, CENTURY 21
(641) 425-9852
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15 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Clear Lake, IA

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  1. MJGMJG says: 2165 comments
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    I want this house! Has all the bones to make a great and perfect time travel home back to the grand period it was built. Only cosmetic stuff.
    Darn the photographer for not photographing the windows on the stairs. Appears to be three stained glass windows.

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    In some areas of the country architectural theft (not to mention brass/copper thieves) is a real problem. Probably not in Clear Lake, but the agent may have decided to err on the side of caution. Besides, for those who really are interested in this fine home, perhaps it is assumed they will arrange a private showing and then will see all of the finer details. I noticed in streetview that this house is only about a block away from the lake shoreline. This is a lovely home inside and out even with the subdued exterior color scheme.

    • Heather Jones says: 2 comments

      I grew up in this home…it is 1-1/2 block from the lake shoreline, and about 4 blocks from City Park/downtown.

    • MJGMJG says: 2165 comments
      OHD Supporter


      I get it. But i seldom hear of people breaking into houses and stealing stained glass. It’s a selling point of the house. Unless we are talking Tiffany & Associated Artists or some la farge or belcher windows, I think it would still be safe.
      You could totally be right and maybe they are being safe. Or they may not know about historic home fanatics wants and needs and think it’s a big deal too. 😉

  3. Bryan Berg says: 70 comments

    I have family in Clear Lake and have spent a ton of time there. Pretty much zero crime, amazing schools, right by a lake, and Clear Lake is a little bit of a boom town. Again, a simple and amazing small town life is waiting for you in this AMAZING house. Maybe two hours from Minneapolis and Des Moines. Great little town. Add a zero in California…..

    • ddbackerddbacker says: 484 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      A beautiful lake, the annual car show, and the Surf Ballroom, a still-operating concert venue and shrine to Buddy Holly.

  4. KarenR says: 43 comments

    This house is as lovely as Clear Lake itself!

  5. Ernie says: 320 comments

    Beautiful house, great kitchen. Looks like the built-in could use a touch-up or two & I would change the cabinet under the sink to match the others. I actually like the bottom cabinets being a different color from the top but not just one cabinet like that.

  6. Clund says: 114 comments

    Nice! The only things I’d change are simple aesthetics. Wallpaper, paint. That fabulous built in would receive some much needed love. Great house, great location. As an aside, wouldn’t it be amazing on a cold winters day, to walk into the entry way with a fire going in that fireplace? I always admire that in old houses where there is a fireplace to thaw out on in the entry way.

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