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QUEEN ANNE IN IOWA

I didn’t litterally slam on the brakes for this Queen Anne in Iowa, but if I was there I would! I like how colorful it is and all the ornamentations. Prominently known as the Banta House, it is on the National & State Register of Historic Places and sits in Osceola, Iowa.

I have porch envy; double decker porches in the front and it even has a side porch. Gads of spindle work, up, down, and in a circle round on the upper right side. A damsel in distress is no doubt hiding in the little room at the tippy top. Well, she could be.

They don’t build houses like this Queen Anne in iowa anymore. That is what makes this painted lady so historically special.

If you live in Osceola, IA or want to move there, and love a house full of character, this house is for you. The listing says it’s been lovingly restored. Built in 1897 she is indeed looking like a Queen.

Queen Anne in Iowa has:

Four bedrooms, four baths, 2,424 square feet and is $280,000.

1897 Queen Anne in Iowa is on the market. Beautifully restored. I am gushing over the the ornamentation and 3 porches. I now have porch envy.

I wish there were close up photos of the spindle work. The dark orange door pops against the peach and the dark blue trim is like the sky.

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market The side view is just as Victorian inspired as the front.The side view is almost as delightful as the front.

1897 Queen Anne on the market in Iowa Nice close up of the side porch. The house has 3 wonderful porches.

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market Inside it looks like they have a painting of the home proudly displayed.

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market Historic homes have areas called vestibules and greeting rooms.

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market is beautifully restored and on the National and State Register of Historic PLaces

Photo of 1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

KITCHEN

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market has original kitchenLooks like the kitchen still has the original cabinets. Who among us would not give anything for exposed brick in our kitchen? Floors are Maple.

1897 Queen Anne in Iowa on the market - Kitchen has exposed brick and original kitchen

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market Built-in cabinets are part of the charm of old houses.

MAIN FLOOR BATH

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market and also has carriage house living quartersThe listing says: “In 1996 a 24 x 32, 1 1/2 story carriage house with upstairs living quarters and deck was added.” I presume this is the carriage house that looks like it was originally a garage.

DINING ROOM

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market - Dining Room

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

BEDROOMS AND BATHS

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market - Bath with claw foot tub

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market

THE BANTA HOUSE IN OSCEOLA IOWA NOW HAS THE ADDITION OF A CARRIAGE HOUSE. 

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market - this is living quarters in the Carriage House

1897 Queen Anne in Osceola IA on the market - this is a 2nd kitchen in the Carriage HouseI have relatives living near this town in Iowa, I wonder if they’ve ever been to Osceola and seen this house?

Remax held the listing where a few more photos and all the details about Banta House, a Queen Anne in Iowa, could be seen, but it is no longer available after all this time.

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