1889 Queen Anne – Findlay, OH

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Added to OHD on 2/20/20   -   Last OHD Update: 6/18/20   -   Comments Closed
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National Register

Findlay, OH 45840

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  • $414,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4200 Sq Ft
  • 1.3 Ac.
The Charles H Bigelow House, a historic building listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places in 2006. Built during the gas boom still has much of the original fixtures. There are 7 fireplaces (most are non-operational) but the exterior beauty and craftsmanship remain. The 4000 plus square feet offers a living room, dining, gathering, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and that is just the first 2 floors! Many updates including GFA heat and central AC in 2016. A new slate roof is only 3 years old with a 100 year lifetime warranty. All the original hardwood and trip remain including the curved stairway. Some original furniture is available to remain. Original stained glass windows remain and storm windows for all. Exterior was painted a few years ago and a new driveway and asphalt added. A new sewer line from the house to the street as well. An attached 2 car garage plus a second detached 2 car garage. A gazebo offers a great view of the street and well as the house.
Contact Information
Colleen Robinson, ReMax Realty Findlay
(419) 423-8004
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40 Comments on 1889 Queen Anne – Findlay, OH

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  1. Lori ALori A says: 64 comments
    OHD Supporter


    The woodwork in this place is nothing shy of AMAZING!

  2. Dr. PetersonDr. Peterson says: 94 comments
    Shenzhen & SoCal,

    So many nice features. And to be clear, the photographer wants everyone to take notice of the pulpituous protrusion on the turn of the stair. Interesting….

    • TGrantTGrant says: 962 comments
      OHD Supporter

      New Orleans, LA

      That’s called a Juliet Balcony and many a Victorian bride found themselves married off from there.

      • Dr. PetersonDr. Peterson says: 94 comments
        Shenzhen & SoCal,

        The “juliet balcony” as you describe it may be a regional colloquialism, however it is not a recognized architectural term for the design of the element on the stairway in this house. In fact, such an appellated structure is generally a shallow or “false” balcony on an exterior wall.

        • Gigi Regnier says: 39 comments

          “Juliet” just has a better ring to it. Pun intended.

        • Ron G says: 158 comments

          The extension (balcony) most are referring to isn’t as some suggest. It is actually just a feature of the landing. To go a little farther with architectural definitions, the landing is considered a step in the design of the stairs. Dr. Peterson was actually correct in his description of a Juliet balcony. Although the design is an added feature meant to draw one’s attention, the pedestal beneath the extension is what really highlights this design. Without the pedestal, the landing extending into a common area would be a hazard and intrusive.

    • daniel finley says: 2 comments

      Any commentary that includes an alluring alliteration like pulpituous protrusion is commendable

  3. John says: 72 comments

    Now that’s a staircase!

  4. tess says: 296 comments

    AMAZING! Glad it’s been preserved. New roof is good for 100 years. Guess it’s difficult to find a roofer to do that kind of work, expensive too. I have much respect for the original roofers who used ladders and scaffolds. Without hydraulic equipment the original material would have been hand carried. Scary and gives new meaning to “hard days work”.

  5. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 250 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    What a stunner…..I’ll take it, loll!

  6. pdcolafineartpdcolafineart says: 12 comments
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    Palm Springs, CA

    That is one stunning piece of architecture. Once all the personal items are removed, then it will really shine. Reminds me very much of the Carson House in Eureka Ca. One of the most famous Victorian homes in the U.S

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1234 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Absolutely! Architectural details such as these are their own decoration – further embellishment is simply unnecessary…

  7. jseizijseizi says: 22 comments

    Those stairs!!!!

  8. Deborah W Mann says: 143 comments

    This house is beyond gorgeous. I would move in as it is….kitchen pictures?

  9. Leanne says: 43 comments

    That staircase! It’s art.

  10. DaveDave says: 257 comments
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    1875 Queen Ann/Stick
    Des Moines, IA

    What an exquisite front staircase; I had to go calm down before I could look at the
    rest of the house! Have loved the exterior since painted ladies, but the love that went
    into the inside….WOW.

  11. Karen says: 1213 comments

    The only thing I absolutely do NOT like about this house, is that pinky purply staircase! But, a can of paint, and I love this place! I used to drive past Findlay quite a bit-if I’d known about this place, I’d have stopped off and drooled over this wonderful house. I used to live in an apartment house that was built by an attorney named John Pound, who was quite well known way back when, for his mother in law, in my hometown of Lockport, NY. He lived next door in another house he also built, which is more along the lines of this house, as far as ornateness goes (the staircase, the inlaid floors). Both houses had slate roofs, and the house I lived in, had a lot of holes and gaps in the roof. I had access to the attic, and had some luggage stored up there. Squirrels ate up one of my best, prettiest suitcases. I was quite pissed, to say the least! The landlord, a contractor who lived in the house next door (he owned both) wouldn’t fix the roof, because it was too expensive to replace the missing slate tiles. And he knew someone in the area who did that kind of work! REALLY made me mad! When I started hearing squirrels in the walls, I moved out. But, I loved the house he lived in!

  12. KarenZKarenZ says: 1168 comments
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    I would love to see this one without all of the furnishings and extremely large Victorian doll collection! I love to paint and I cannot believe the care and hours that must have gone into painting all of the little details on that porch! Really interesting place!

  13. TimothyTimothy says: 141 comments

    That staircase and newel light are some of the reasons why I love viewing Old House Dreams. This truly is a dream house!

    • Zann says: 516 comments

      The newel post lamp is incredible. Combined with the view of the Juliet balcony, the staircase oddly made me think of the Jolly Roger in Peter Pan?

      This home has enough whimsy to satisfy longing for historical elegance as well as the secret urge we all have to buy the Winchester Mystery House (and some of you reading this know exactly what I’m talking about.)

      I agree with the readers who said they want to see the house without the furnishings. This one would be an absolute dream to decorate.

      The exterior is what knocked me out. Honestly, this house could be completely plain inside and I would have wanted it. What an incredible piece of work!

  14. CateCate says: 275 comments
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    Milwaukee, WI

    It must have cost a fortune to have someone come in and paint that detailing on the porch and elsewhere! It is just gorgeous and so thoughtfully done. I know many people who would not have gone through all the detailing–and expense. Wonderful home!! I would move in, as is–except the first thing I’d do is paint that pinky-purple area. 🙂

  15. RobinjnRobinjn says: 242 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    This house is a gloriously crazy excess of extravagance, and proud of it. It says, “if ya got it, flaunt it.” And flaunt it does.

    I am with others that I would love to see it cleared of furniture and dolls (and those heavy curtains) which may actually be period correct but wouldn’t work for me now. But oh man. She’s fancy, she’s pretty, and she’s letting you know it. Not afraid to show it.

    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1053 comments
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      1947 Ranch

      I’m with you on the curtains, Robinjn. I don’t like heavy drapes no matter what style house it is. This one is so incredibly beautiful it takes one’s breath away. The staircase is beyond words. (Which, also is the teal blue/green tile on the one fireplace)

  16. clawhammeristclawhammerist says: 27 comments
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    1879 Italianate
    Danville, VA

    Like Dave above, I remember this house from the Painted Ladies book series and loved it then but am astounded by the interior woodwork now! A close cousin to this house across town is also for sale (I think I remember seeing this shared in a previous link exchange, but it strikes me as being worth mentioned again here for the sake of the connection between the two houses); though this one has been remuddled in ways that the nicer Main Street house has escaped, it has the same splendid staircase:


  17. Linda R. says: 196 comments

    The ceiling light in pics 20 & 21 with the opalescent glass made me gasp, as did the newel post light, and some of the stained glass. This house is better in my opinion,
    than the Hurd St. one, which is just a bit more $. This one has more land, a much better front door, more original all around though Hurd St. may be less busy. Ohio is just chuck full of wonderful, affordable homes.

  18. Gail Voris says: 5 comments

    The picture of this house that was in the book “Painted Ladies” was used by David Copperfield in one of his acts! Check this out:

  19. Doreen says: 258 comments

    Newel Post Light. Swoon. Thud. Game Over.

  20. KenKen says: 19 comments
    San Diego, CA

    I would take a wild guess that the curved balcony on the staircase landing was intended as a place for the lady / hostess of the house to greet her guests entering the hall during a party. It was definitely a house designed for entertaining – as was its “twin” on Hurd Avenue.

  21. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12238 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Going through some old posts that are still active, moved this to the front page for another look. Yes, the other one is on the site too: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/01/07/1888-queen-anne-findlay-oh/

  22. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5579 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Over the years, this house has been the subject of some acclaim for its architectural details. In the 1980’s in was featured in the book America’s Painted Ladies as has already been noted. Not much I can add here as the photos speak for themselves. The spacious 4,200 house sits on a 1.4 lot. For those who have long wished for a bona fide high style Victorian mansion for their next home, this one should fill the bill nicely.

  23. doesnotsuckwavecable-comdoesnotsuckwavecable-com says: 129 comments

    Both those homes are breathtaking! Just stunning! My favorite staircase.

  24. MichaelMichael says: 2980 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I’d find myself trying to find a reason to stand in the balcony on the stairs. It’s a work of exceptional craftsmanship!

  25. What a Fabulous home….I love the woodwork & the home’s massive size…I’m imagining what it looked like just after it was built💖

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