14152 Highway K64
Whiting, IA 51063
The phrase “one of a kind” is used too often. This house is one of a kind!
The historical character prominent throughout the home was maintained in the 2006 total renovation of the house that included: all new electrical, plumbing, roof, siding, windows, HVAC, kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Other modern amenities include heated flooring, walk in showers, inhouse/outdoor sound system and a beautiful 4 season front porch. It is nearly impossible to put into words the feeling of freedom of expression that are created by the natural lighting and floor plan of the home and the complementary features of the outdoor patios, gardens, cabin with wood burning stove and the barn renovated for your events. The opportunities are limitless. For many more photos and information head over to: https://mccallauctions.com/residential-view?mls=817016 or contact Brent McCall for a Private Showing Ph. 402-681-4774
This 4 acre country living location on a paved highway with an 1880’s Victorian Italianate style home of mansard roof has been completely updated while retaining its historical value. The home is complemented by a detached garage with blacktop and concrete drive, cabin, barn, and Morten building. The grounds with some mature shading trees have had an average of 4 trees planted annually for the past 15 years. There is a garden area and an area of fruit trees of cherry, pear, and apple and an area for campfires, s’mores and more.
The over 5,500 square feet of living space in this all-electric 2-story home with half attic and basement provides plenty of room for a family and/or for entertaining guests. 52 new windows allow plenty of light for the home. There is plenty of storage in the basement which can be accessed from outside or from within the home. There is a concrete patio just outside the back porch for watching beautiful sunsets.
The home has an enclosed back porch entering into the eat-in kitchen, laundry room, full bathroom, half bathroom, formal dining room, front living room, front foyer, den, piano room, and family room. The front porch has been enclosed for year round use and is serviced by a mini-split heating/cooling system.
The first floor and second floor have 11 foot ceilings with some at 10 foot 6 inches.
The second floor is accessed from the kitchen (servant’s stairway) and the front foyer. The second floor has a foyer, 7 bedrooms, and a full bathroom. The attic is accessed by stairs from the second floor. The mansard roof is accessed from the attic.
The home has quarter-sawn oak cabinets in the kitchen and the first floor full bathroom and the 2nd floor full bathroom. The kitchen has cypress wood floor that is steam-heated floors. The kitchen water is part of a reverse osmosis system. The roofing was completely replaced and vinyl siding with insulation around the entire perimeter was added with new guttering. The front porch was completely rebuilt and stones reset. The home is heated/cooled with 3 heat pumps and 3 zones within the home. New furnace and two water heaters and water softner were installed in 2006.
The narrow wood floors on the first floor were sanded and sealed. The flooring in the formal dining room is walnut and oak. There is parquet flooring in the den and the piano room. The interior style is of the Victorian era with ‘gingerbread’ features. The front living room is of the Mission style. The first floor has three wood burning fireplaces that have been cleaned by chimney sweeps.
The 2nd floors and walls have been painted to reflect the paint colors used in the late 1800’s. The fireplace on the 2nd floor is an ebonized faux wood architectural style that is a feature of Victorian ‘gingerbread’.
The detached 2-car garage (832 Sq. ft.) built in 2006 has room for storage at the back of the garage and in the half-story above the vehicles. There are two East facing electric garage doors with center post between them.
The cabin (240 sq. ft.) built in 2006 has a 160 sq. ft. open porch with all weather planking. The interior has a wood burning stove with old barn wood and tin lining the walls and ceiling.
The garden has a 18” square concrete pavers set in the center for use as an additional patio. There is a rock path that encircles the garden area
The 32’ by 60’ barn (1,920 sq. ft.) built in 1915 was moved in December 2012 from across the highway to the West. It has a new concrete floor, new dutch lap siding, premium grade redwood cedar with new lighting on the first floor and second floor. New exterior sliding barn doors have been added to the East and West ends with new doors placed on the North side of the barn. The East and West ends also have interior doors inside the sliding barn doors that were found in the attic of the home.
There is a 3 foot wide red rock gravel with weed mat encompassing the barn to handle water from the barn roof. This is a great place for animals or parties.
There is plenty of space on the acreage for some dogs, cats, and horses.
The 24’ by 36’ Morten building (864 sq. ft.) has a concrete floor and lighting and a South facing single large electric door with rock entrance. There is a rock path leading from the Morten building to near the house patio to near the cabin.
Fencing sets the boundaries on the North side, the West side, and the South side with the highway on the East side. There is vehicle gate in the fence on the North side and three vehicle gates in the fence on the West side.
All features described above are best appreciated by walking the grounds and viewing first-hand the interior and exterior of the home and all buildings.
Updated on May 5, 2022 at 2:32 pm