ESCAPE the HECTIC LIFESTYLE of the BIG CITY and return to the real America. One of the BEST views in the Midwest of the mighty Mississippi River valley. This historically restored, meticulously maintained Queen Anne-style mansion was built pre-1889. This home has a remarkable roof, dormers, massing, & elongated thin windows.
The main level has a grand living room (FP), large family room (FP), private office, formal dining room, extensive kitchen w /many extras – Viking stove, bathroom & grand staircase foyer with double entry doors. Elegant 2nd-floor w/master bedroom suite (FP), laundry, large bedroom (FP), medium size 2nd BR, 3rd BR or library room, foyer used as a sitting room, & large enclosed porch (that accesses the rear private garden that has a gazebo, pond, and waterfall & access to Highland Street.
Designed & built by Franklin D. Hyde, the architect. This frame house has a square core, east & south wings & north pavilion. The roof is unmatched in the city for its complexity. The design employs a series of jerk-in-head or clipped gables to convey a thatched roof effect. Dormers are tucked under extended overhangs w/secondary roof plane beneath the dormer front. The dormer on the south wing has cutaway corners to match the same impact on the bay corners below.
1-story cantilevered (w/scrolled brackets) oriole on the east bay ground floor. It raised the stone foundation. Main entrance on east front w/transom & separate half-sized sidelights. 1-story porch at SW corner has a 3-sided oriole w/narrow lights. North end square-cut bay on the wing, w/same dormer pattern. West end solarium wing w/deck on the second floor. 4-season porch at the rear of 2nd level w/rubber deck roof accessed by 3rd level. T
he lower level is a Southwest Americana-styled family room, fitness room, large bathroom, utility room, storage area & shop/garden/wine area. Central vacuum system. Most furnishings stay w/house, including TV, rugs, and five fireplaces – all operational.