Historic House Listings

Off market. Gorgeous stairs! Adolph Lahr House, circa, 1890 in Indiana. $289,900!

July 1, 2018

Beautiful stairs in this house and it seems like a really good price! The house was named after Adolph Lahr, a German immigrant who owned two department stores in Evansville, Indiana. He purchased the house in 1902 and remodeled it with architects, Harris and Shopbell. Built in 1890. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 6,016 square feet. $289,900

From the Zillow listing:


In the heart of Evansville’s Historic Preservation District is a magnificent turn-of-the-century three story American Queen Anne beauty featuring a wrap around front porch. Also known as the Adolph Lahr House, named after the German immigrant known for owning one of Evansville’s two modern department stores at the time. Lahr acquired the property and remodeled it in 1902 with the leading regional architects Harris and Shopbell, who transformed the house to a well-integrated and distinctive design highlighted by the classical porch with delicate iconic columns. In addition to owning a unique piece of local history, enjoy the downtown lifestyle with Haynie’s Corner Entertainment and Arts district, the Greenway path along the beautiful Ohio River, and where events at the riverfront, Ford Center, The Victory Theatre, and ONB Events Plaza, along with the many choices of dining and coffee houses are all a part of your experience. Much of the original home is evident: the vestibule Mahogany staircase, moldings, trim, in-lay wood floor, fireplaces, pocket doors, and original subway tile of the second floor bathroom. The floor plan has parlors on both sides with 14′ ceilings and each with a gas fireplace, a formal dining room with ornate wood trim in the arched doorway, an updated kitchen with Mouser cabinets, granite countertops, a 5 burner gas Thermador cooktop, wall oven, microwave, Bosch dishwasher and stainless steel refrigerator along with ceramic tile floor, and a full bath. The first floor master bedroom has a master bath with double sinks and is completed by a large walk in closet. There is a second master bedroom on the second floor complete with sitting room, full bath, and small kitchen; this area has its own entrance and could be sectioned off for an apartment and an income stream. The floor plan offers a second potential income space with a third floor that can be an apartment complete with kitchen, dining area, living room, full bath, bedroom, and its own entrance. Plenty of storage space between the closets, spare rooms, and the basement.

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