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Friday Fixer-Upper: Lovely Queen Anne in Minnesota!

Friday Fixer-Upper: Lovely Queen Anne in Minnesota!

by Rachael Meyerink. Source: Zillow.

Happy Friday! Ready for a little eye candy to start your weekend off right?


The Details

12900 Pleasant Ave, Lindstrom, MN 55045
3 beds, 2 baths, 600 sqft
Circa 1892
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The Eye Candy

Check out this poor darling in need of some serious love. Her cross-gabled roofline adorned with spindlework and full front porch seems to be calling out for help. And rightly so. When the listing reads “water damage is present”, they mean business. Folks, WATER DAMAGE IS PRESENT! Check out the waterfall of icicles cascading down onto the piano. BUT… Once the ice thaws, the wallpaper is stripped and the dumpsters are hauled away, there is a lot to work with here. A large lot, plentiful windows, antique tub and sink, and picture rail are just a few of the gems hidden in this mess. According to their website, Lindstrom was named one of the most charming small towns in Minnesota and is nestled in the middle of several lakes. Imagine the exterior of this lovely Queen Anne restored with a bright and cheery Victorian color palate. And at $30,000, that dream could well become a reality for some lucky adventurer.
Rachael Meyerink resides in Sioux Falls, SD and is a Midwestern girl, born and raised. To her, “home” feels like sun shining through windows paned in wavy glass, an extra sweater on cold winter days and a window fan humming in the background in the heat of summer. In short: home feels like an old house. She and her husband have owned three such houses in their 15 years together- a 1923 American Four Square, a 1960s ranch and finally, an 1889 Queen Anne listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By day she works as a pediatric dietitian, and on nights and weekends, rehabs her old house with her husband. Her three children, yellow lab, ginger cat and five chickens complete their family. She keeps an online journal of her old house rehab adventures at

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