Historic House Listings

Sold. Was once a church! Circa 1920 in Iowa. $174,900

November 12, 2018



Surprised to read that this was once a church! It was also the local farm bureau. Built by the Britton family in 1920. Located on .67 acres in Washington, Iowa. Love all of the leaded glass windows and hardwood floors. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 5,632 square feet. $174,900

From the Zillow listing:


This stunning 1920’s historical home has been admired for not only it’s sheer size but for the palatial columns, curved leaded glass windows, beautiful porches and it’s intriguing history. Inside you’ll find hardwood floors,a beautiful open staircase, tall ceilings,natural woodwork, pocket doors and 5 generously sized bedrooms, 2 full baths, a large living room, formal dining, a 2nd staircase leading to the kitchen, & a full walk-out basement. Sitting on over a half acre lot with mature trees!
What I Love About The Home
This beautiful home is a part of the rich history of the town of Washington! Originally built by a sister of the Britton family, the home was at one time also a church and the local Farm Bureau. The home was moved to its present location in the early 1960?s after which it was owned by a single family until we took ownership 2005. We purchased this home because we fell in love with the intricate detail, some of its unique features, the amount of space it provided, the wonderful curb appeal and the large double lot. This created great opportunities for our family (nine children) to have friends over and be able to entertain. The home was always a great talking point as people wanted to find out more about its history.

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