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1912 Fully Restored Classic Iowa Home

1114 Elm St, Grinnell, IA 50112, USA


1912 Fully Restored Classic Iowa Home in prime location adjacent to prestigious Grinnell College (the Harvard of the West) Grinnell, Iowa; 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms with pocket doors, galley kitchen and pantry with black honed granite counter tops and farm house sink. Walk into the historic grandeur and simplicity of prairie life. Graceful antechamber with L-shaped half-pace oriental carpeted staircase. Original restored woodwork and refinished oak floors throughout the entire home. Leaded glass in the living and dining rooms. Original turn of the century light wave window glass throughout. A Buckley Rumford wood-burning fireplace with an elegant 7-foot high oak mantel and slate hearth in the living room. Period lighting fixtures throughout the entire home. Restoration details also include vintage egg and dart solid brass electrical plates, original door hardware, original and vintage registers. Second floor bathroom has a Kaldewei soaker tub with hand-held shower and Italian marble surround. Laundry room on first floor. Full walk-up attic that waits finishing into a treasured retreat space. Full dry basement. New furnace in January 2020. New hot water tank in 2017. Central air. Large beautifully landscaped and fenced yard with manicured 7-foot privacy hedges of Northern Privet, rose beds, and shade trees. Restored detached garage with cedar siding and patio with grape arbors and natural gas connection for outdoor grill. Cement driveway. Exterior of the home is the original restored cedar siding that has been stripped and painted a pristine white with two shades of grey trim detail. Historic warm colors of Benjamin Moore Aura paint on the interior. Benjamin Moore primer and two coats of hand-brushed finish on the exterior. Heating and air conditioning systems and clay tile chimney serviced and cleaned annually. Dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator, washer, dryer, and some period furnishings included. Eight year restoration at a cost of $ 192,000. Lawn weed control, fertilizing, and lawn insect control contract paid for the entire 2020 season.

Inquiries from serious cash or preapproved buyers only. Telephone: 817-235-1813 or email [email protected] . Sale Price: $ 255,000.

This property is expected to sell quickly due to excellent condition, historic value, and prime location in a progressive Midwest City with exceptional quality educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities available – music, art, museums, festivals, public lecture series, parks, walk and bike trails, restaurants, brewery, farmers’ market, boutique shops, and more.


  • Property ID
  • 5
  • 2
  • Square Footage
    1818 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.36 acres
  • Folk Victorian
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    Year Built

Updated on March 22, 2020 at 5:13 pm


  • Address: 1114 Elm St, Grinnell, IA 50112, USA
  • City: Grinnell
  • State/county: Iowa
  • Zip/Postal Code: 50112
  • Country: United States

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