1906 Colonial Revival in Chippewa Falls, WI (George F. Barber)

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1211 Westwood Ct, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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  • $409,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 5656 Sq Ft
  • 1.98 Ac.
Impressive Colonial Home with over 5000sqft and a partially finished office above garage. Exquisite woodwork (Original oak/Yellow Birch), Multiple chandeliers, grand foyer, 3rd story theater, a fantastic home for entertaining. Renovated/updated; electrl, plumbing, heating, roof, windows, floors, siding, sheetrock. However the character has been craft-fully preserved. Nestled on 2 acres near CF schools w/ pool and private wooded backyard. Picture yourself living in this stunning piece of history.
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Emma Kostka, RE/MAX
(715) 831-1488
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted way back in 2010, am sharing Chris DiMattei’s comment: “I have since learned that this house was moved in order to be saved from demolition. That is why it appears out of character with the neighborhood. Also, the chimney on the left side of the house has had its top removed due to crumbling mortar, but it exists to just below the roof line. Therefore, the new owners can rebuild this chimney from the roof line up, and make the fireplaces below function again.”

    Also, …modified version design #45 from Modern Dwellings.

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  2. Anne M.Anne M. says: 859 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Oh, my! what a grand house, so glad it was saved. The foyer is just stunning and the master bedroom/bath are absolutely lovely – among many other wonderful things here.

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  3. MikeMike says: 365 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    Thanks for sharing this, Kelly! It is a great house, thank God that they moved it instead of dozing it. Big old houses like this one are built with such precision, skill, and grand scale; big new houses are just…big. This one looks so solid, but all of the beautiful details really make it a pleasure to look at. I like the way that they tied the new garage into the old house, it looks right. I know that some people do not approve of attaching garages to historic homes (I’ve been criticized for that myself), but I’m not sure how many of them have lugged a trunk load of groceries 50′ from the driveway in winter, then up the icy cement steps to the back porch, LOL…

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  4. KarenZKarenZ says: 1192 comments
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    I’m so thankful that this beauty was saved from demolition! I really love that sweet stairwell and the lovely window up top!

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  5. CandiCandi says: 68 comments
    Richwood, OH

    MY OH MY! Absolutely stunning, as most Barber homes, I love love it. Thank goodness someone saw the beauty and moved it verses demolishing it!

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  6. PhillipPhillip says: 265 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    I always almost hold my breath as i scroll into the pictures to see if the woodwork has been painted. Such a relief this beautiful home was spared that injustice as well as obviously the worse injustice of being torn down. The grandeur of this house is considerable and to me what makes it especially sweet is the addition of a nice garage and 2 acres of land. So often we see these beautiful homes on postage stamp lots. This one has the lot it deserves.I would love to see a really nice earth tone combination on the exterior to highlight some of its details. Beautiful

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  7. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2217 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    What a lovely house, with so many beautiful details! Very glad it was moved instead of razed!

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  8. I live in Chippewa Falls, and was here when they moved the house from the downtown area (to make room for a new jail) up the hill to a newer portion of the west hill area. Because the hill to the new site is very steep, the actual moving began in the very early morning. Both the old owners and the new owners walked along side of her. The neighborhood schools brought the kids to watch this once in a life time experience. Residents lined the route and applauded her progress up the hill. It was a big deal. A lot of work went into finding a new site that would hold the house. The new owners did an amazing amount of work to restore this grand old lady. She is one of many shining stars in this old lumber town.

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    • Hello, fellow Chippewayan! I was just coming here to post almost the same thing– I was in the fifth grade when they moved this house, and I lived in one of the houses on top of the big hill they moved this house up. Korger-Chestnut School let out for the morning and we all walked over and stood in my neighbors’ yards to watch her make the climb. Gosh it was exciting. I remember the sound of the house creaking, and the slow, slow, progress they made as workers tried to bend trees back to let her pass. My mom and dad had taken us downtown almost every night the week before to look at her raised up off her foundation. We’d get an ice cream from Olson’s and then go look with everyone else in town. After they moved her, we’d bike down to her new spot and watch as they patched her up and settled her in. What a memory. Glad to see she’s been so beautifully restored.

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    • julie A.julie A. says: 160 comments
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      1914 foursquare farmhouse
      New Germany, MN

      That’s one of the coolest posts I’ve read on here from both Chippewa Falls residents! My sister lived in Eau Claire for quite awhile and we’d love to go into Chippewa Falls for the house tours when they were decorated for Christmas. This is a lovely home and the owners have done it proud. Love that they matched the garage to the house. Thanks for posting this Kelly!

    • roxxxroxxx says: 552 comments
      OHD Supporter

      This almost made me cry.

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  9. JerryJerry says: 78 comments
    1955 Colonial Ranch
    Peoria, IL

    Jack Dawson was from Chippewa Falls, I wonder if this was his family house?

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  10. MichaelMichael says: 2529 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Thanks to the owners for moving this house. I don’t want to think of the cost of moving it but when I see how it looks now, it seems worth it!

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  11. MimiMimi says: 196 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    I’m astonished this home was moved and up a steep hill no less! Amazing and wonderful care by owners and they saved this beauty from the wrecking ball! How refreshng!

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