c. 1900 Craftsman – Tama, IA

Added to OHD on 9/17/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   14 Comments
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1403 Mcclellan St, Tama, IA 52339

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  • $87,500
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1641 Sq Ft
  • 0.2 Ac.
They don't build them like this anymore! Check out the quality and craftsmanship throughout this brick home. The main level features a large eat-in kitchen, formal dining, living room with fireplace, master bedroom, and full bathroom. There are two additonal bedrooms upstairs with plenty of storage. The walk-out basement is unfinished and offers an additional bathroom and even a workshop. Schedule your private showing today!
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Levi Bro, Dirks Real Estate
(641) 484-5598
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14 Comments on c. 1900 Craftsman – Tama, IA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12220 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Build date on record is 1900 but this is more 1905+. Love the kitchen cabinets and breakfast nook, I hope no one removes those although I’d be inclined to redo the knobs and counter.

    • Old House dreamerOld House dreamer says: 79 comments
      Millington, IL

      I agree and I would want to see if there is hardwood floors under the carpet 🙂

    • BethanyBethany says: 3466 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      That is an odd apron hanging off the counter. I haven’t seen that before.

      • ScottScott says: 349 comments
        1951 Grants Pass, OR

        Oh, oh, I can answer that!!! Kitchen counters in those days were low. Back breakingly low. It looks like someone raised the height of the counter by building a box on top of the lower cabinets and covering it with Formica.

        • shellyshelly says: 27 comments
          1920 Arts & Crafts Colonial

          I was wondering about that too! Actually, I first noticed how low the upper cabinets looked and then I noticed the “thick” looking counter top…what a cleaver way to fix the problem of a “too low” counter top w/o destroying the cabinets.
          Thanks for clearing that up!

        • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1042 comments
          OHD Supporter

          Bingo! Looks like they updated the hardware at the same time… probably in the 60’s. The cabinets probably had small glass knobs originally. I love all of the varnished wood in this house — including the porch ceiling!

          • MichaelMichael says: 2959 comments
            1979 That 70's show
            Otis Orchards, WA

            I hope they put back knobs more in keeping with the style as you describe. I could also live with the original counter heights as well. (The misses is short!)

    • MsMsMsMs says: 31 comments
      1960 Lansing, MI

      I think it would be a sin to paint the cabinets, but there should be a way to make a workable counter height for taller people. Being on the very short and ever shrinking side, the original counter height may work for me, but no one else in my world. All hail short people!

  2. SharonSharon says: 600 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Looks so much like Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Just waiting for us all to come back home.

  3. ScottScott says: 349 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    I’ve never seen oak cabinets in a kitchen of this vintage. This was at the height of the pure food movement and white-painted kitchens were considered easier to clean and therefore more sanitary.

  4. angelfan20angelfan20 says: 26 comments
    1985 apartment
    Las Vegas, NV

    If I could handle the weather in IA I would move in tomorrow!! I love all the built-ins, especially the booth in the kitchen. I hope someone buys it and loves it as much as I would have.

  5. MsMsMsMs says: 31 comments
    1960 Lansing, MI

    I love this find. I always wonder what a home like this would go for in a prime location like California? These bungalow finds make me wish I could either pull up my roots and move or relocate the home to where I am. Again, another beautiful find, Kelly!


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