1898 Queen Anne – Albert Lea, MN – $275,000

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Added to OHD on 2/27/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/27/19   -   15 Comments
609 W Fountain St, Albert Lea, MN 56007

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  • $275,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 1.5, 5 three qtr Bath
  • 4708 Sq Ft
  • 0.3 Ac.
This home is a "textbook example of the Queen Anne style", formerly known asthe H. A. Paine House & now the Queen Victorian. It is currently used as avacation rental, in the past as a Bed & Breakfast and for many years as asingle family home. There have also been many improvements over the yearsincluding the addition of bathrooms for each bedroom, finished 3rd floor, anowners living quarters in the basement and central air. It is withinwalking distance to the lake, downtown and parks.
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Bill Leland, Leland Realty
(507) 373-9586
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15 Comments on 1898 Queen Anne – Albert Lea, MN – $275,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Mentioning that just because a home has timbers on the exterior does not make it a Tudor Revival. You always start with the date of construction, shape of the home, roof line and other details to determine what style it is. This is a half-timbered Queen Anne. Half-timbered Q.A.’s feature decorative timbering in the gables or upper-story exterior walls along with heavy turned porch posts. Windows are usually grouped by three or more as you see in the gable and second story.

    Yes, it’s been on OHD before. I linked the 3d tour up top.

  2. AvatarCarol Murray says: 51 comments

    Very lovely home. I like the kitchen a lot.

  3. AvatarDoreen says: 231 comments

    Do they mean it’s an AirBnB when they say “a vacation home?”

  4. AvatarJohn says: 78 comments

    anice house.
    Sorry couldn’t resist after reading the listing description…

  5. MichaelMichael says: 1309 comments

    Beautiful house! It certainly does stand out along the street view, although there appears to be a George Barber house three houses down.

    Very nice attic space that would give somebody infinite possabilities.

  6. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

    This fine Queen Anne is listed on the NRHP as the H. A. Paine House. There’s a pretty decent description of the Norman Shaw “textbook” style found there…

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Odd to see so much really great mock Tudor detail outside, (I love the porches!), but then not a hint of it inside. This place reads as two totally different houses to me. I doubt one would ever guess what was going on inside or out with only the benefit of a single perspective. I was expecting at least a little bit of transitional, Tudor-ish, interior detail. The DR’s standard Craftsman coffering is really the only departure from a solidly Queen Anne interior that I notice. Guess it just seems odd that such a bold statement on the exterior would be seemingly, completely, architecturally unanswered within, in favor of the popular, go to style of the time.

      I’m assuming “they’re” talking about the famous British architect Richard Norman Shaw in referring to “his Textbook style”. I can’t imagine what in the world he would have to do with this American, Victorian, house besides possibly his influence in popularizing Mock Tudor themes internationally. I guess anyone can attribute any detail to anyone they like. Heheheh. 🙂


      The posted MN home is both interesting and beautifully preserved.

  7. AvatarDavid Sweet says: 239 comments

    Absolutely wonderful, and worth every penny! Not at ALL what I was expecting. Usually, the former B&B’s are all cutesy,country, holly hobbied up, but NOT this one. WELL DONE.

  8. AvatarKim redlin says: 30 comments

    I kinda wonder what the utility bill would run especially when it’s been the snowiest and coldest February on record . Love this house. Lots of space

  9. LUCINDA HOWARDLUCINDA HOWARD says: 223 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Kelly, thank you for the “Tudor” information. I have so much to learn and was wondering about this lovely home.

  10. AvatarJTG says: 22 comments

    This one is tricky, but fun to try to figure out. I was confused at first after quickly looking at the exterior, and then the interior – which was not what I expected. Looking closer at the details you see Queen Anne: spindles on the porch, overall massing, date, etc. I agree with many of the comments, especially Kelly’s. If the half-timbering was expressed differently (If it was all painted), then everything would suggest Queen Anne. Look at H.H. Richardson’s William Watts Sherman House in Newport, which also expresses half-timbering,window grouping, medieval roof forms, overhangs, etc., but follows the rules as a textbook example of Richard Norman Shaw.

  11. AvatarLinda R. says: 236 comments

    Winner of the best use of attic award, from me anyway. What an amazing house for so little $.


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