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Cheapish c.1878 Extraordinary Iowa High Victorian Home For Sale $165K – The T.B. Perry House
October 3, 2023
OHU50K Notes $165,000
This High Victorian home for sale will knock you out of your socks! Oh. My. Goodness! It is a stunner! Known as the T.B. Perry House, the amazing four bedroom, two bath Victorian sits on a 0.62 acre lot. The eclectic residence is one of four large brick homes in town called the Four Sisters. All of the four feature a running brick bond on the exteriors, which was quite unusual in Iowa in the time period they were built. The Gothic tracery millwork is simply gorgeous. Look at all the varied roof lines! Don’t even get me started on the interior.
This beautiful brick Victorian home is located just two blocks West of Albia’s historical square and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most recently this property has been used as an attorney’s office, zoned residential with commercial use. The beautiful woodwork inside is white walnut. A grand front stairway and six marbleized & slate fireplaces are notable features. A low stone foundation supports the brick, load bearing walls with wrap around porches on the facade and at the rear of the building. Steel shingles cover the complex roof design with some newer replaced rolled roofing on minimal flat surfaces. Your decision where to put bedrooms and kitchen (current kitchen area is on second floor) with extra back winder staircase to main level. A full circle drive on the North side add to the elegance of this property. You have to see this property to fully appreciate what all it could be and the amazing space available.
212 Benton Ave W, Albia, IA 52531 $165,000
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This was the home of Theodore Bolivar Perry, a successful attorney and businessman. He also served two terms in the Iowa State Senate. Mr. Perry married Minerva Allison in 1854, but she passed away in 1869. The couple had one son, Fernando, who died in infancy, and a daughter, Florence. After Minerva’s death, Mr. Perry married Amanda Craig a year later in 1870. She and Mr. Perry resided in this home along with their children, Eldon ( who died in fancy), Grace and Theodore Junior.
Th T.B. Perry House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Charles A. Dunham, of the Burlington, Iowa, architectural firm of Dunham & Jordan, designed the home, which is noted for its elaborate roofing system. Construction began in 1877 and was completed in 1878.