Fixer-Upper: A Lovely Queen Anne in Macon, Missouri
by Teresa Iafolla. All photos courtesy of Century 21
Today’s Friday fixer upper is a lovely, sprawling Queen Anne nested away in Macon, Missouri. Built in 1875, this Victorian beauty still has many of its original touches — including some breathtaking woodwork. Last we heard it was under contract, but in the event that this one falls through, we’ve got $63,000 waiting in the wings!
Address: 411 N Wentz St, Macon, MO 63552
Stats: 3 beds 4 baths 3,454 sqft
Full Listing: HERE
The front façade is really what caught my eye on this one. I’m always a sucker for Queen Annes, but I especially like the diamond designs on the front, and the patterns across the second level. And of course nothing beats those wrap-around porches! Especially when you’re looking for a cool, respite from that hit, southern sun.
While this old home needs quite a bit of work, you’ll have plenty leftover to put into it after the teeny $63,000 price tag. I would love to get in there and polish up all those wood floors, the trim, and the many built-ins back to their full glory.
There’s so much evidence of fine craftsmanship here. Check out those delicately carved banisters, the columns and inlay around the fireplace. Plus, the original brick wall is still there to frame the foyer. Gorgeous!
Sure, the butler’s pantry may need some polishing, but how many other houses come with a 100+ year old, almost 10-foot-tall built-in like that? I love imagining the entertaining that probably took place around the turn of the 20th century under that elegant chandelier.
Cabinets everywhere! I love the display-style kitchen cabinets, though there’s no way I could reach those top ones without some help. Maybe that where the fancy china goes…
I love how much natural light seeps into this room, and really shows off the carved woodwork on all the doors and windows.
Why did we stop making windows with designs like this?
The back of the house opens onto a beautiful, open backyard, with lots of shade from surrounding trees. Definitely enough room for a sizeable garden or a shady patio.
Snap this one up quick before it goes off the market! You can find the original listing here.
AUTHOR TERESA IAFOLLA
A contributor to the CIRCA blog, Teresa has been captivated by old, character-rich houses since she was little. Growing up in the cookie-cutter suburbs of Montgomery County, Maryland, she dreamed of one day calling a quirky, old Victorian “home,” often pouring over house plans and blueprints from the local hardware store. Chasing that fondness for all things steeped in history, Teresa attended college at William & Mary, the second-oldest college in the U.S., based in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. After graduating with a degree in English Literature and Psychology, she moved into a restored Baltimore row home, circa 1830. Currently, Teresa lives in San Francisco and spends her days ogling the colorful Victorian Italianates that line her Mission neighborhood.