c. 1900 Queen Anne – Iola, KS

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Added to OHD on 5/1/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   28 Comments

310 East St, Iola, KS 66749

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  • $85,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2495 Sq Ft
This is a very nice Victorian style home with parkay floors and lovely wood work in the home and with a very nice updated Kitchen on the home.
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John Brocker, Allen County Realty
(620) 365-3178
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28 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne – Iola, KS

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  1. Ed Ferris says: 298 comments

    Very charming. FOUR balusters per stair step. I guess if you owned a lumber yard back then, you got them cheap. The idea of a one-and-a-half story cottage with a grand staircase and a turret is precious.

  2. Cora says: 2087 comments

    I came across this listing while browsing a couple days ago, and almost shared it. I love the kitchen too, the whole house actually…

    …except… I have this abnormal aversion to the modern feature:


    Just makes my eye twitch. I know, most folks probably love that look…I’m weird.

    Iola is a sweet little town, with a nice town square and an excellent Mexican restaurant right on the main drag. I think there is a junior college there. There is also a cool old department store, the kind that existed in the 60s and 70s but have all but disappeared. I think it’s called something like Mcginty-Wadworth.

    This house would be a steal, move-in ready with little to be done (except replace the bathroom sink with a lovely, salvaged pedestal).

    • hollyq says: 75 comments

      I feel the same about those sinks. Maybe it has to do with me being 4’11 and having to stand on a stool to wash up. 😀

    • Bethany Otto says: 3481 comments

      ” I have this abnormal aversion to the modern feature:


      Just makes my eye twitch. I know, most folks probably love that look…I’m weird.”

      Me too! A pet peeve of mine. But one I’m willing to overlook when the rest of the house is so nice.

    • Cora says: 2087 comments

      Correction, the store, McGinty-Whitworth, closed last May after 46 years in downtown Iola. So sad.

    • LisaLouLisaLou says: 99 comments

      I hate those bathroom sinks! I’d have to replace them with anything!

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1166 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      I kept looking up at the bathroom photos further to reading your comment and only saw regular pedestal sinks. Then i saw your comment dated from 2017, they must have replace it since then or removed the photo.

      Oopsie, I made a bowl-sink for our guest bathroom and I like it 😛 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk27j6klarT/

  3. Margaret says: 61 comments

    I just wasn’t expecting that interior. The gas/
    electric chandeliers are great. I would have to do something with that kitchen and bathroom though. Imagine the
    white paint stripped of that wood on ceiling and the bathroom walls. The fireplace surrounds also need some period appropriate salvage tile replacements. Great house, with beautiful flooring and woodwork.

  4. says: 166 comments

    It should be noted that the house at 318 East Street next door on the corner is called the or was called the Northrup House Bed and Breakfast and is a NRHP designation.

  5. Ross MacTaggart says: 2434 comments

    The exterior, while a charmer+, does not prepare one for the glory of the interior.

    It’s like a mansion-level interior was squeezed into a cottage.

    Oh. My.

    And I am quite agog at the gas/electric chandelier in image #4.

    • roxxxroxxx says: 516 comments
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      I was thinking she needs a bit of upkeep on the exterior but she could be nice and then I see the interior and WOW! yes! So outstanding. I love it! Excellent price for her as well.

  6. EileenM says: 287 comments

    What a delightful surprise inside this rather ordinary looking exterior!

  7. CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

    Proof that the Queen Anne style wasn’t just applied to imposing mansions. This is a very successful scaling down of the style into a one and a half story cottage form that preserves the same high level of interior detailing common to larger versions.

  8. Colleen says: 1040 comments

    This one is absolutly adorable, all the prestigious perks packed into a smaller frame, mini mansion, if I lived anywhere remotely close I would beg borrow and steal to get this one.

  9. What a doll house! It was a nice surprise to see such a grand interior. I would love to move in.

  10. JimHJimH says: 5582 comments
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    Three comments have used “adorable” – make it 4.
    When built, this house matched the scale of the earlier Northrup house to the right at 318 East, which was greatly expanded a few years later.

  11. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12503 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Another I decided to move to the front page out of the archives. Comments above may be older.

  12. I always have to snicker at the use of “parkay”. 🙂

    Reading through the old comments, it appears as though the offending vessel sinks has been removed and replaced with a more appropriate pedestal sink. I agree with the others, I greatly dislike vessel sinks – both their aesthetic and function.

    The exterior totally belies what exists inside. Those stairs are incredible!
    I think the kitchen is alright, good use of space.

  13. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Continuing the “nice” comments…nice neighborhood (based on an informal streetview tour) nice size house-so many towered Queen Annes were 4,000 sq. feet or larger-and finally, nice price for the features offered. Like most Queen Annes of this period, most of the architectural drama is near the entry where vistors or neighbors would see it. In this example, as Charleston John so well put it, a high end interior was scaled down into this house without looking cramped inside. I share Cora’s dislike of the “Salad Bowl” type sinks but at least these are on pedestals. Bathroom upgrades are not that difficult. Smaller Queen Annes like this one are rare so for those looking for a medium size home this might be a good choice. I know very little about Iola but the town seems to have basic amenities and looks well cared for. There’s a lot here for the modest asking price. The exterior is quite understated considering the opulent interior-I like that feature as well.

  14. montana channingmontana channing says: 229 comments
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    1835 Federal
    unity, ME

    what a house of contrast. the entry floor is one of the nicest and most complicated I have ever seen and then the Shakeresque kitchen. it looks like someone remodeled the kitchen to mimic the pantry. pantries were usually pretty plain but I guess so we’re kitchens in Victorian times (according to Ross). all the cupboards were in the pantry where they belonged and, in a proper houe, one ate in the morning room not in the kitchen.
    the outside would look great in colors and at this price, you will have enough money for paint.

  15. OfftocampOfftocamp says: 25 comments
    Sewickley, PA

    Lovely home. Too bad Kansas is on my No, No, Never list. Thank you Wizzard Of Oz!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12503 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Wizard of Oz shouldn’t be used as a weather forecast. There’s been plenty of people that have lived in Kansas all of their life without ever being in a tornado.

      • RossRoss says: 2434 comments
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        1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
        Emporia, KS

        Thank you, Kelly.

        I have lived in Kansas for 23 years and have never seen a tornado.

        My house is 125-years-old and it has never experienced a tornado.

      • Over the years, a favorite experience here are your reliably practical, measured and humorous comments. You crack me up.Thanks, Kelly

      • I live in Ontario and we HAVE tornadoes!

        I live in a little slice of heaven that is quite *safe* from natural disasters, comparatively. We do have tornadoes every now and then, but are small. We have earthquakes occasionally, but maybe max out at a 2.0. We don’t have hurricanes, but Sandy hit us with 100 km/hr sustained winds.
        But we have lots of snowstorms, incredible thunderstorms, and mosquitoes.

        Doesn’t matter where you live, there’s gonna be something that someone else could never stand to live with. Pick your poison. Me, I’ll take snowstorms over mosquitoes any day!!

  16. WishingAnDreamingWishingAnDreaming says: 147 comments
    Longview, TX

    LOVE, love, love the exterior and the interior is just as good. Agree that the bathroom sinks have to go and maybe get some colored tile work in there somewhere. I don’t care for the kitchen, to modern for me. I would love to see it set up like a 30s or 40s kitchen with my big old O’Keffie and Merritt range in it.

  17. LUCINDA HOWARDLUCINDA HOWARD says: 250 comments
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    I’ll take it as is.


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