1903 Queen Anne in Pella, IA – $269,900

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505 W 1st St, Pella, IA 50219

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  • $269,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5, 1 three qtr Bath
  • 2397 Sq Ft
  • 0.15 Ac.
Classic Victorian home on a historic brick street. Enjoy the character of this home. Most of the original craftsman style woodwork, open staircase, hardwood floors, curved glass windows. Updated kitchen with large island, lots of cabinet space and double oven, 2 staircases to the second floor. Enjoy the 4 seasons room with lots of windows and built-ins. Zoned heating and cooling. Newer double car garage.
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Leasa Jansen, Home Realty
(641) 780-4340
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11 Comments on 1903 Queen Anne in Pella, IA – $269,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12519 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Old listing: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/12/20/1903-queen-anne-pella-ia/

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5666 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    That is about the plainest newel post I’ve ever seen but it might be original. Not all folks back then like ornate as after 1900’s the pendulum of taste swung back to simpler and plainer with the notion that “less is more”.

    • RzrbkjnRzrbkjn says: 6 comments
      Victorian Fort Smith, AR

      I thought the very same thing…one of the plainest I have ever seen, but I am just happy they didn’t paint out the bannister and it seems a lot of the trim remains original, which makes me very happy to see.

    • NonaKNonaK says: 275 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Austin, TX

      The old listing shows the upstairs post. It is quite different.


      • MJGMJG says: 2658 comments
        OHD Supporter


        NonaK, great find. It would seem odd to me that the top post would be more stunning than the lower one. I think the first floor newel was altered.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5666 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        I’m inclined to go along with those who believe the staircase newel is actually more severely plain than it was originally. That said, I have seen a few examples from the turn of the last century that were almost without any ornament whatsoever. As the Victorian era was coming to an end, there was a strong push back against the “excesses” of the Victorian Age which usually translated to rejecting lavish, ornate details. It took another half century to reach the mid-century’s “form should follow function” ethos but doubtful such artistic trends as the Victorians had will ever come back in style. Their ornate items were products of an age of material abundance and cheap (often highly skilled) labor. If this were my house, I’d probably doll up the newel post as well as install a nice stained glass window in the oval frame opposite the newel post. The exterior gives the appearance of a doll house and is perhaps the best feature of this house.

  3. MichaelMichael says: 3280 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Great looking home! It gives you great curb appeal with all the nice details and features on this beautiful home.

  4. SharonSharon says: 482 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Yes, this is where Pella Windows are made. What a fine home. It really won’t take much to reveal its finest features.

  5. DoreenDoreen says: 284 comments
    1907 "Classic" Victorian
    Youngstown, OH

    What a sweet house!


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