1895 Queen Anne – Fairfield, IA – $178,000

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Added to OHD on 2/5/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/5/19   -   30 Comments
405 E Burlington Ave, Fairfield, IA 52556

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  • $178,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2597 Sq Ft
  • 0.26 Ac.
Own one of the grand ladies on East Burlington! This lovely 3 bedroom Queen Anne (chateau-style) home is a quick walk to our square, - restaurants & shopping, and close to schools. Elegant interior features ornate woodwork, period fireplaces, original coffered paneling and hardwood floors. You must see to appreciate the chandeliers, tower round rooms and stained glass windows. Fully updated kitchen with granite counters, updated gas stove (styled for the period of the house), and mirrored back-splash to reflect natural light. Newer central air. New hot water heater. Great potential in the attic. Two car detached garage. Fenced back yard with shed and playhouse. This is a solid home is good condition.
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June Lowenberg, Miller Realty
(641) 209-3502 / (855) 494-2219
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30 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Fairfield, IA – $178,000

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10086 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I thought maybe this was a Herbert Chiver or D.S. Hopkins design (don’t know if they were regional?) but didn’t turn up this particular design. Did not look through Barber’s designs, although is that one next door?

  2. AvatarKellyS says: 45 comments

    I am totally smitten! That stove is enough to warrant buying this place. But, the whole thing is just lovely!!!

  3. AvatarLindsay G says: 591 comments

    Oh boy, oh boy!!! It’s the most darling little victorian ever! I love those upstairs windows! And the wooden designs on the staircase! This is such a perfect little house I can’t even stand it!💕😍💕

    I also love that huge victorian across the street!

  4. AvatarReneM says: 10 comments

    WOW! I think this one is my favourite ever. It’s a completely manageable size, but the level of detail and craftsmanship suggest a much larger and more expensive home. The staircase and fretwork are works of art! The vaguely French fireplace in the parlour is a surprise and a delightful touch of whimsy. The front of the house, especially the tower above the porch is so unusual and reminds me of the prow of a great ship. I love what they did with the kitchen, it’s very tasteful, and that floor is swoon worthy. I want this one so badly!

  5. RossRoss says: 2384 comments

    An entire house comes with that staircase?


    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I know right! That is one brilliantly preserved confection, (the whole house is really). Outstanding! All that glass is just superb; and I literally gasped at the delicate, minimal beauty of the last example shown; every one is delightful, but that last one – man – gorge. Very nice contemporary kitchen too I’ll add; and comes with a rare matte gray Chambers = super big +. This is a VERY special place, and I’d say worth every penny asked; I don’t care where it is. Lucky buyer! Wow.

  6. AvatarMary says: 24 comments

    My oh my! I saw this house listed last year while looking to buy a home in Iowa. Sadly, it was too far from where my husband found a job. I just adore that round room with the nooks and crannies, Windows and that beautiful cream and blue wallpaper. Just love this house.

  7. AvatarJanet Vodder says: 122 comments

    Wow so much that I love about this house. If only I were ready to retire & move….

  8. AvatarPaul M says: 33 comments

    This is a classic Victorian. The leaded glass windows, the woodwork, the shapes of the rooms — all amazing. And for those unfamiliar with Fairfield, IA, it is a gem of a town.

  9. Avatargbellous says: 36 comments

    What a little doll she is. Well, I guess not so little. The house looks small form the outside. The interior is great, love the woodwork. I could just move right in to what looks like a beautiful neighborhood filled with historical homes.

  10. AvatarKrystal says: 60 comments

    I went to college in Fairfield (a truly wonderful town – Go Knights!) and I drove by this house so often. I’m so happy I have this chance now to see inside! So. Much. Detail! My first thought was “thank god nobody every painted the woodwork downstairs.” Can you imagine having to strip all those carvings? Such a lovely house with the most perfect quirky exterior.

  11. Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 1268 comments

    Amazing the interior fretwork has survived after all these years!

  12. AvatarJan Ramey says: 27 comments

    Oh, to be a little girl again in the wonderful blue and cream suite of rooms! And the house is a wonderful size. Mansions can be spectacular to look at, but now I am an adult and I don’t want to clean them or keep up the maintenance!

  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10086 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Originally posted 2017, didn’t sell but went off market for a while. Back on, moved to front page with new info. Comments above may be older.

  14. AvatarKeith Sanders says: 103 comments

    Sold. (Well, I wish I could buy it anyway.) Love the staircase with its interstitial mini-spindles.

  15. AvatarKate says: 3 comments

    Love everything about this little gem! I’m in love!!!

  16. AvatarDebbie says: 2 comments

    Love Love Love this house and could buy it right now but the taxes are so high it puts me right out of buying….so bummed out.

  17. AvatarCindy says: 135 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    Love the rosette and spindle staircase, and fretwork too. Very pretty stained glass and fireplace. I like the kitchen cabinets, looks like an original tile floor. The exterior is lovely and unique, I even like the outdoor shed. Great house!

  18. AvatarShirley Schoenherr Carey says: 70 comments

    What a lovely home

  19. ErnieErnie says: 215 comments

    Great house but that mirror backsplash would have to go. I would not want to have to keep that clean in a kitchen.

    • Jodi SmithJodi Smith says: 26 comments

      I agree with getting rid of the mirrored backsplash! It just doesn’t fit with the rest of the house! Not an expensive or difficult fix to have a perfect house!

  20. MJGMJG says: 506 comments
    1887 Queen Anne

    How I really do LOVE the woodwork in this house. That stair hall is just everything I want in a house. Fretwork that didn’t get considered outdated in the 30’s and 40s when these Victorian styles were considered ghastly atrocities and torn out. Who knows, maybe in the same family for many years.

  21. SharonSharon says: 387 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    We all saw the lovely gray Barber across the street for sale a short time ago. These are totally the stuff of dreams.

  22. Barbara VBarbara V says: 322 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    I am loving those exuberantly planted flowerbeds – and can’t complain about the house, either!

  23. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4645 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    A lot of ornamental “Wow” is displayed in this house. Anytime you can still find surviving interior fretwork there’s sure to be other exciting details as found here. The very distinctive exterior facade is either the result of a local/regional architect design or was sourced from one of the many plan books on the market in the 1890’s. I like this house a lot but its priced slightly above what our old house budget would allow. Disappointing to read the taxes are also high as Debbie posted. Nice house, regardless of the price or property taxes.

  24. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4645 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Correction: somehow I thought this house was priced at $318,000, (not sure where I came up with that figure?) so at $178K it would fit into our old house budget. The remaining problem would be to convince my spouse to live in Iowa.


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