Sometimes I come across a historic house listing online that is just too unique not to share, and this one is definitely one of those.
It’s located in the tiny town of Villisca, Iowa…
…which, unfortunately (after a quick Google search) seems like it’s still (after 105 years) best known for the (eight) mysterious and unsolved axe murders that happened in another house located just a couple of blocks away. :-/
But back to the yellow house…
It’s a 3,642 square-foot, 4 bedroom/2 bath, and has an additional 1,584 square feet of unheated square footage. It was built sometime around 1880 (by architect George F. Barber) and has only had four owners since then. How cool is that? If you break that up evenly, that’s like one family every 34 years. Imagine the memories that were made in that place!
It’s Victorian in style and still boasts its original & intricate woodwork, unique hardwood floors, pocket doors, leaded windows & doors, and two fireplaces. Talk about pride of ownership! I absolutely LOVE that all four owners took such good care of the place!
Pretty incredible, huh? It’s currently listed for $179,900, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that if it were located in a larger city (or near water or a tourist destination), the owners could ask for a lot more.
Some of the wallpaper and wallpaper borders aren’t my style, but that immaculate wood should come with a “you’re not allowed to paint me” clause, don’t you think? So stunning…it’s like no one ever even touched it!
Happy weekend, y’all!