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.
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.
The side view is almost as delightful as the front.
Inside it looks like they have a painting of the home proudly displayed.
Historic homes have areas called vestibules and greeting rooms.
Looks like the kitchen still has the original cabinets. Who among us would not give anything for exposed brick in our kitchen? Floors are Maple.
Built-in cabinets are part of the charm of old houses.
MAIN FLOOR BATH
The 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.
BEDROOMS AND BATHS
THE BANTA HOUSE IN OSCEOLA IOWA NOW HAS THE ADDITION OF A CARRIAGE HOUSE.
I 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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