919 W Mills St, Creston, IA 50801
$50,000 Reduced to $35,000 Sold for $30,000
OHU50K originally featured this handyman special back in June 2019. Apparently, it is now back on the market with a $15,000 price reduction.
This c.1895 Queen Anne handyman special is located in a lovely neighborhood of older homes and tree-lined streets in Creston, Iowa, a town of about 7,800 residents, 80 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska.
You’ve wondered about this fixer upper home peeking out above the trees as you drive down the street. Fancy gable trim. Come see! The living area is blessed with original fancy stained glass windows galore. Fireplace in the living room is flanked by bookcases. Fancy insert on site. Storage under the bay window seat. Crystal chandeliers and 2 sets of French doors. Unfortunately most of the fancy woodwork has been painted. Enclosed wrap around porch on front of house with heat/air vents. 1/2 bath by back door. Kitchen needs remodel (1970s avocado tile counters + more). The foyer has an open staircase.
Upstairs you will find the original pedestal sink and tub with a shower. There is also an original built-in dresser with a glass top and wooden medicine cabinet. Has a door to the hall and one to a bedroom. Another bedroom has a large walk-in closet/storage room. Bedrooms have nice hardwood floors. A sleeping porch adjoins the front bedroom. Electric updates by Luther Electric with breaker box. The east basement wall has been replaced. Attic has insulation. A cistern/well works with a hand pump. The detached 2 car garage is very usable and has stairs to loft storage. Family is continuing to improve the property.