1887 Queen Anne – Helena, MT – $895,000

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Added to OHD on 2/22/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/22/19   -   28 Comments
804 Dearborn Ave, Helena, MT 59601

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  • $895,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 7819 Sq Ft
  • 0.34 Ac.
Step back in time as you tour one of Helena's true treasures... the Kohr's Mansion. This majestic property features original woodwork throughout, un-paralleled craftsmanship and a rich history. This is a rare opportunity to own a Montana antiquity in such fine condition. The 5-bedroom 3.5-bath Preservation Award winner also has a carriage house with another kitchen, bath and bedroom. Helena's first kindergarten is still in picture perfect condition in the basement! Distinguished guests including President Roosevelt once graced the rooms of this remarkable property.
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Julie Lamb-Heller, CENTURY 21 Heritage Realty
(406) 443-1432
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28 Comments on 1887 Queen Anne – Helena, MT – $895,000

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  1. AvatarNancy says: 34 comments

    Just beautiful!

  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    News video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYNQAi3Dtkw

  3. AvatarGail Lindeman Noernberg says: 88 comments

    what the heck is that…the furnace??? and what is next to it…wow…this must be a boiler system…holy smokes…other than that this house is so beautiful

    • AvatarFG says: 93 comments

      Both are boilers – one pipe steam heat. This house was featured on the steam board over on Heating Help – I remember the original boiler. Perfect heat for a cold climate…

    • AvatarDavid Sweet says: 239 comments

      This is a 19th century steam boiler with a modern backup. I have this same setup in one of my houses, and wouldn’t trade it for anything! Very low maintenance, very reliable, and no moving parts to break.

  4. AvatarClund says: 146 comments

    Stunning! It’s ornate, but elegant. The curved banister on the stairs is just yummy. The boiler is awesome! You know your looking at a high end house when the boiler is massive, AND fancy. Montana is so beautiful too.

  5. AvatarRandy C says: 422 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
    Olathe, KS

    This is the stuff dreams are made of. I wish there was a picture of the bottom of the staircase, but everything showing is just stunning. Absolutely gorgeous.

  6. AvatarStacy says: 217 comments

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. AvatarRick says: 13 comments

    Beautiful home love to see the kitchens and bathrooms fit the house and glad that kept the original boiler next to the modern boiler. The old boiler is a work of art too.

  8. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This is just so beautiful. <3

  9. AvatarMichaelH says: 12 comments
    Columbus, OH

    Take a look at this Arts and Crafts STUNNER across the street with FLW influences!


    • AvatarEric says: 314 comments

      That is a great house with so many original features. Think I’d have to repaint the exterior. Looks like peanut butter, lol.

    • AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 262 comments

      Yowza, MichaelH! That house deserves a post of its own on the main page. I wondered who on earth would plagiarize Frank Lloyd Wright’s weirdo dormers from the Chauncey Williams house before reading in the description that it’s a Purcell & Elmslie house.

      I love just about everything about that house, except the kitchen cabinets (though the kitchen itself is wonderfully sunny, open and perfectly sized). I even totally dig the shag carpeting, which looks like it might be in good condition. Even if I were to pull it up to expose the wood floors, I’d consider having it edged and keep it for area rugs. The wallpapers aren’t anything I’d choose, but it’s all terrific, and I’d keep almost all of it, too.

  10. AvatarLori says: 19 comments

    This one is tugging on my heart strings! She’s a real beaut, Clark.

  11. AvatarMimi says: 196 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Rochester, MN

    What.a fabulous house! Stunning! This home is amazing!

  12. Avatardr dup says: 7 comments

    Whoa. This is killer.

  13. AmerikiwiAmerikiwi says: 198 comments

    I adore Montana and could live there (but can’t because I now live overseas) and I am more of a log cabin in the wilderness gal but you most definitely would not have to twist my arm to live in this stunner.

  14. AvatarCarolyn E. says: 73 comments

    Stunning, the boiler has a “presence” of it’s own! I love the ornate bannister. Did I miss something, but the bathroom tubs didn’t seem to have the plumbing for a shower….

  15. JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The house is associated with cattle baron Conrad Kohrs but was built earlier for miner Joseph H. Russell, who promptly went bust. Kohrs bought the house in 1900, made improvements and lived here until his death in 1920.

    Most of the fine woodwork and other house parts were probably not made locally and would have come by rail, such as the boiler from the Magee Furnace Co. of Boston MA. Helena has some astonishing mansions, and some have been lost as well.

  16. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4718 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Thanks for the historical narrative, Jim. Helena must have had some fabulous wealth at the turn of the last century. That long fretwork spandrel shown above the doorway curiously looks like a 1930’s Art Deco design but by then the use of sawn fretwork to decorate doorways was a quaint relic of the past. I agree with everyone else about this impressive mansion. I’m also grateful to the previous owners for not putting their stamp on this house and not altering it beyond recognition. There are not many well preserved 19th century homes of this quality remaining.

    • Sue S.Sue S. says: 304 comments

      John, you are correct about the wealth in Helena at the turn of the previous century. I believe Helena at the time had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.

      If anyone is driving through Montana on vacation in the summer, the national historic site of the Kohrs Ranch near Deer Lodge is worth a stop.

  17. Avatarnic says: 67 comments

    That other strange pedestal in front of the beautiful old boiler is a hand cranked cream separator. This was once a staple piece of equipment for anyplace with a few cows for fresh milk. The metal bowl laying on the floor went on that top platen and received the fresh milk. You cranked the handle which spun the milk at high speed and centrifugal force separated the milk into cream, skimmed milk, and any gradient in between which you could set. The lower platen, there should be more than one, held the jars to receive the divided fresh dairy goods. I still have an identical model which has been handed down through our family since it was new. Although I admit I have flower pots sitting on the platens now:)

  18. AvatarStacy says: 217 comments

    An absolutely amazing home! Looks like the home from Legends of the Fall when he became Senator I think? It was even Helena as well!! May not be the same one but either way just a fabulous home!

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