Queen Anne – Avoca, IA

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Added to OHD on 9/25/19   -   Last OHD Update: 6/2/21   -   7 Comments

301 N Elm St, Avoca, IA 51521

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  • $99,300
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 1502 Sq Ft
  • 0.17 Ac.
4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, Victorian style home with detached garage and beautiful wrap around porch overlooking Avoca's Historic downtown. Main level features large kitchen with a Butler's pantry, bath, dining room, spacious living room with open staircase, master bedroom and bathroom with a laundry area. Second level has 3 large bedrooms, bath with a walk in closet and a large laundry/storage room. Original woodwork and pocket doors in excellent condition, newer roof, Central Air and off road parking on corner lot.
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Leanne Travis, Terry Knapp Real Estate
(712) 755-5446
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7 Comments on Queen Anne – Avoca, IA

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  1. MichaelMichael says: 3371 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I love the house, especially the exterior. It would be nice to see a different paint scheme on the outside. I would want to bring the kitchen sink in the basement up to the kitchen. It might be nice to see the floors under all that carpet!

    • EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 242 comments
      Lincoln, NE

      I think they ought to at least put curtains around that toilet so people coming down the t
      stairs can’t see you taking a dump, lol! Otherwise, I think it’s great house.

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3467 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Wonderful! I would keep the kitchen as-is and just add some old-fashioned knobs to the cabinets.

  3. Tea TymeTea Tyme says: 61 comments
    Many Chatsworth, CA

    My grandpa added a toilet just like this in the basement at their house in Detroit. With 8 kids in the family and one bathroom, no one cared about a curtain, they just had to go……

  4. Another freestanding basement toilet! Definitely needs a curtain.

    Everything looks very well kept, should be quite easy to make it your own.

    • MJGMJG says: 2726 comments
      OHD Supporter


      The house I grew up in also had a toilet in the basement like that. Though it had a partition around it. The original floor plan of the house had the bathroom with a bathtub and sink upstairs but toilet in the basement. Built in 1905. Many homes had toilets on the second floor by then so I always wondered what the thought was. No where to put that second bathroom? Emergency? lol
      On a serious note, I have read some articles where people still had concern or disgust with the toilet being in the living area. Maybe those thinkers were the ones that wanted it in the cellar? Who knows. I have also seen on the second floor, the toilet in its own room too.

  5. Make another bathroom down stairs would be a nice addition. All the wall paper and the paint needs to be changed. I wouldn’t do much to the kitchen except add some old fashion knobs to the cabinets and a nice farm house sink. The floors would all have to be done back to the original hard wood. Very beautiful house I may add some dark gray to the outside.


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