c. 1890 – Vail, IA (David S. Hopkins)

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Added to OHD on 8/17/19   -   Last OHD Update: 8/14/20   -   8 Comments
Off Market / Archived

309 Somerset St, Vail, IA 51465

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  • $78,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 1 full, 1 three qtr Bath
  • 2759 Sq Ft
  • 0.19 Ac.
This Victorian style home has 5 bedrooms, 1 & 3/4 baths, large 2 car attached garage, with a fenced in backyard with a waterfall pond. Lots of updates Newer roof, recently updated kitchen, new wood flooring on main floor, some replacement windows,most of the house has new sheet rock, appliances stay. Call for more details or a personal tour!
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Roger Preul, McCord Insurance & Real Estate
(712) 263-4694
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8 Comments on c. 1890 – Vail, IA (David S. Hopkins)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12121 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    A David S. Hopkins design. Here’s another: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/03/08/c-1880-stick-victorian-east-berkshire-vt/

    Finally, my under 100k Vic. list is cleared! For now…

  2. PaulTPaulT says: 10 comments
    West Chicago, IL

    There are 2 or 3 examples of this design in elgin il. One was made into apartments and the others I believe is still a single family. I’ll find the houses on street view and will post the link.

  3. PaulTPaulT says: 10 comments
    West Chicago, IL

    392 raymond elgin il.
    Turned into apartments with exterior windows modified and front porch gable was taken off.

  4. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1046 comments
    OHD Supporter

    That is one of the most diminutive staircases I’ve ever seen in such a house, and it is perplexingly quite different from the one seen in the reverse-identical house that Kelly linked to in the first comment above. While kit houses are more likely to be quite similar to each other inside, houses built from plan book designs frequently stray from the published version.

    Though painted white now, at least some of the woodwork in this house appears to have originally been faux-grained. The 9th photo shows a grained door which is unusually playful… it is a miracle that it survived the white paint brush. I’m trying to imagine all of the woodwork in this house as being similarly bold… it would be a fun look to re-create!

    • MJGMJG says: 2265 comments
      OHD Supporter


      I was just going to comment on the faux finished door! Glad you saw that too. You can find a lot in closets sometimes because people sometimes don’t find importance in painting or upgrading them. Old wallpapers and even stenciling. In my old house, my linen closet had original hallway stenciling in it. Yes, the linen closet had original stenciling. Same design as the hallway. (though the hallways stencil had been covered up with layers of paint that I had uncovered)


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