1912 Prairie in Malvern, IA – $319,999

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Added to OHD on 11/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 10/9/20   -   14 Comments
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910 Marion Ave, Malvern, IA 51551

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  • $319,999
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3841 Sq Ft
  • 0.3 Ac.
NOTHING COMPARES! 1912 Impeccably Crafted Brick ''Four-Square''! You will be amazed the moment you step onto the original tiled Front Porch that spans the width of the home with 2 original bench seats! This stately appointed residence exhibits special attention to detail and invites gracious living at its finest! Original Woodwork & Floors throughout! The Grand Staircase graces the main entry! Pocket Doors, Built-Ins, 3 Original Fireplaces, Coffered 9' Ceilings! The Dining Room is thoughtfully proportioned to host intimate or large-scale gatherings! Drive-thru the Brick Carport to the 2 car Carriage House Garage! Original Blueprints, Plans & Specs! So many improvements & amenities to mention (see attached documents) Sited on a heavily treed street! Fabulous downtown amenities!
Contact Information
Lynn Christensen, RE/MAX Real Estate Group-Malvern
(712) 527-1234
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14 Comments on 1912 Prairie in Malvern, IA – $319,999

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11886 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    More photos in the listing although it just shows you different views of the same rooms.

  2. PhillipPhillip says: 276 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    This house is simply a dream. The woodwork is just breathtaking and just when you think it can’t get any better we get to the attic. OMG!! And then the basement. I would move right into this one and not change anything except to put an iron fence around it. It is just flawless. That inglenook at the doorway reminds me of the house built in Vicksburg for Fannie Vick, the last descendant of the Vick family. The house was designed by George Washington Meyer and he used the same inglenook at the doorway although his was a bit more elaborate. Anyway Kelly great find, this is a work of art, let us hope someone similar to its current owners buy it. They have done an amazing job!!

  3. Randy CRandy C says: 447 comments
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    2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
    Olathe, KS

    This is definitely a “wood” guy’s dream! There is absolutely nothing I would change. I am curious about much of the upstairs door frames and doors. I’m not sure they are original but have been finished to wonderfully fit right in.

  4. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1015 comments
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    Amazing woodwork and light fixtures! If this house were in Portland, Oregon, it would all be painted into oblivion within a few months. Fortunately, it is in Iowa and stands a good chance of being appreciated for what it is.

  5. SharonSharon says: 634 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Ain’t it somethin’?! Where do I begin? The tiled roof and garage. The expansive porch. The arched inglenook entrance. The woodwork, staircase, tapered brick fireplace, close to untouched kitchen, built-ins, colonnade, beamed ceiling with lights, wainscoting, light fixtures, on and on and on and on. And on!

    (My great-great-grandfather Charles Hambsch lived in this county after fighting in the Civil War.)

    • SharonSharon says: 634 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      (Oops. Have to correct that or Mother won’t be happy. It was my great-great-great grandfather Philip Hambsch who enlisted with the Eighty-third infantry in Illinois, was discharged following the war, and moved to Mills County, Iowa, to farm and then later moved into town (Malvern) in 1906 on Douglas Street. Charles was his son, my great-great. Had to get that right for Veteran’s Day. God bless our past and present vets, our families, our histories, and our homes!)

  6. MichaelMichael says: 2642 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The woodwork and the details on the main floor are amazing. Sadly we don’t see the same on the upper floors but we see doors and trim more from the 1980’s. To me it would be worth the cost to change that back to what was there originally!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6645 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Good eye, Michael. I believe the changes date to around +or- 1960; but otherwise your assessment is spot on.

      >worth the cost to change that back
      Yup. For the hard core Craftsman enthusiast, that would be absolutely required.

      I missed seeing this house when it was posted last year. Glad I caught it on the flip side because it’s a fabulous house – regardless. This new listing pic of the exterior really captures the brilliance of the architecture:

  7. It has an ingledoor!

  8. DJZDJZ says: 211 comments
    1947 cape cod
    Glen Burnie, MD

    This is all im saying: Shut up and take my money!

  9. BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Added to all the fabulous features already mentioned, that basement! This house has obviously been meticulously maintained.

  10. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 516 comments
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    A dream, that’s what this house is, from top to bottom. Can’t recall ever seeing a basement as immaculate as this! The woodwork throughout is SO beyond gorgeous! Lots of light, so beautifully furnished, and great photos.

  11. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 583 comments

    Very handsome house! Here in WNY we’re blessed with some Frank Lloyd Wright houses.
    The attention to detail in this house is breathtaking, especially on the first floor.
    That basement laundry sink is s keeper!

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