1892 Queen Anne in Astoria, OR – $595,000

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690 17th St, Astoria, OR 97103

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  • $595,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3672 Sq Ft
  • 0.11 Ac.
Presenting Astoria's most iconic painted lady! The Martin & Lilli Foard House is featured in ''America's Painted Ladies'' book and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Recipient of the Edward Harvey Historic Preservation award, this lovely Queen Anne Victorian offers a unique opportunity to live in a coveted, landmark property. The stewardship of this treasured home is apparent with tasteful restoration and thoughtful details throughout. Northwest bay windows offer picturesque views of the Columbia River from each level. A covered, wrap-around porch provides easterly views of the river and tongue point.
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Christy Chaloux Coulombe, Totem Properties
(503) 367-9024
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9 Comments on 1892 Queen Anne in Astoria, OR – $595,000

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  1. MJGMJG says: 1971 comments
    OHD Supporter


    I always loved Astoria. So many great Victorian era homes. No wonder so many movies get filmed there. I’d love this house.

  2. MichaelMichael says: 2571 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    So much of this home looks intact and original. It’s nice to see so much detail that hasn’t been lost or changed. Beautiful home!

  3. Sandy BSandy B says: 762 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    I was getting ready to post this myself. The Queen Anne period isn’t my go to style but…..this Painted Lady had such a colorful exterior and cozy, underwhelming period decor, I couldn’t help myself. Besides we don’t get an abundance of these houses from the West Coast. This one is nicely done….I even like the white kitchen.


  4. ScottScott says: 339 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    And, remember, it’s As-toria, not A-storia. You’ll give yourself away as an outsider if you pronounce it wrong.

    • MJGMJG says: 1971 comments
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      Do you also want to mention that, it’s not pronounced ‘Or i GON’. The ‘on’ is pronounced like the end of ‘on’ in Washington. Not ‘ON’ like PentaGON. Correctly pronounced as ‘Or i gn’

      Years ago, my first job was customer service on the phone. I can’t tell you how many times we in New England call center were corrected by people of the state if I said it wrong. lol

  5. ctmeddctmedd says: 137 comments

    What a beautiful home!

  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5466 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Beautiful home here that was featured in one of the “Painted Ladies” books (Daughters of Painted Ladies?) in the 1980’s and amazingly, is still painted in the same colors. Although 1890 was a bit late for the “Eastlake” type of ornament that profusely decorates this home, it is a feast for the eyes with its artistic emphasis on repetitive abstraction and geometric details.
    Originator Charles Locke Eastlake himself was dismayed when shown examples of so called “Eastlake” architecture being popularized in the States. His important design book, Hints on Household Taste, first published in 1868, then in the states in 1872, created a mania for all things “Eastlake” but no one truly understood what that meant. After all, Mr. Eastlake, who was part of the English design reform movement of the 1860’s shared only a few examples in his book of what he considered “tasteful” decoration but mainly applied to furniture and interior decor. He was at heart a Medievalist or Gothicist who lamented the loss of hand craftsmanship during the Industrial Revolution.

    However, in America, there were many creative designers who were eager to fill in the gaps so that Eastlake inspired ornament quickly evolved into sort of a style. For furniture, it often meant profuse ornamentation of a geometric nature. (dots, circles, squares, “X’s” or sometimes called cross-bucks, and sawtooth patterns) When applied to houses, the exterior of this house nicely represents those design concepts. I’ve always believed that Eastlake ornament was a precursor to the abstract Art Deco ornamental style from a generation later. The interior of this house is more sedate but still features many ornamental details especially in the embossed Lincrusta wall coverings. The Ralston House in Albany, OR also shares some of those Eastlake ornamental details. By 1895, the Eastlake ornamental fad was over but it can occasionally still be seen in houses built during its period of popularity.

  7. MsMcShortyMsMcShorty says: 22 comments
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    Astoria is the best. I have spent hours and hours just walking the streets and ogling over every house.


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