Built by young pioneer druggist, W.F. Dexheimer, and his fashionable socialite wife, Bessie. It was then owned by druggist C.B. Doudna and his wife, Hattie. Legend has it that Bessie Dexheimer designed and directed the building of the house. Built in 1900 in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,488 square feet. $185,000
From the Zillow listing:
A true relic in near-original condition with all original woodwork,hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, claw foot tub, butlers pantry,pocket doors, stunning open staircase, octagonal parlor with originalfireplace & mantle, 4 large bedrooms, servants’ back staircase & an atticsurpassing imagination. Built by young pioneer druggist W.F. Dexheimer &his very fashionable socialite wife, Bessie. Also the longtime home ofpioneer druggist C.B. Doudna & wife Hattie as well as descendants of theoriginal Arnold family (Arnolds Park), Vinton Arnold & wife Bertha & theHonorable District Court Judge Cameron Arnold & wife Karen. Legend has itthat Bessie Dexheimer designed the house & directed the building.
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