Historic House Listings

Sold. Circa 1908 in Monte Vista, Colorado. Great Grandma Pfeiffer lived in this home. $250,000

January 5, 2020

Who was Great Grandma Pfeiffer? She was the widow of Colonel Albert Pfeiffer, western frontiersman, soldier, fur trapper and Indian scout. The home has an original wrought iron fence and a lovely wrap around porch. The home is situated within walking distance to quaint downtown shops and restaurants. The home has tall ceilings, stained glass and original woodwork. There is even a hidden room in the attic. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,133 square feet. $250,000

From the Zillow listing:


You will fall in love with this historic beauty. Built in 1908 and filled with all kinds of classic charm, this beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath Victorian has been well-loved and updated. Located just off the highway on a quiet street surrounded by other turn of the century homes, it’s just a few steps from the elementary school and a short walk to the quaint downtown shops and restaurants. Inside, a cozy parlor welcomes you with its original white pine floors, large windows, and energy efficient fireplace. The parlor flows into the living room where the tall ceilings (found throughout the whole downstairs) make this 3100 sf home feel even more spacious. The antique woodwork around the home’s 33 windows and doorways give it a classic touch. The open dining room and living room are perfect for hosting dinner parties or just gathering for games. Every surface in the kitchen is freshly painted with a new sink, stove, and refinished hardwood flooring. The large walk in pantry has ample storage for everything. The sliding doors bring in a wonderful morning light. There is no shortage of storage in this home. With built in shelving, closets, and cupboards found throughout the whole home. A long, spindle, staircase and landing leads you from the entry way to the upstairs bedrooms and large master bedroom. The master has a walk-in closet with a built-in dresser and shelves. The master bath features a deep soaking tub and large windows with lots of natural light. Each bedroom has antique wood molding, and the original doors with classic finishes. Original hot water radiator heaters are found in every room. The upstairs bathroom has a built-in linen closet, built-in cabinets, and a door to attic storage. This brick home was built to last and is surrounded by a stately original wrought-iron fence and gate. The large lawn takes care of itself with an automatic sprinkler system that also reaches the ample garden. Mature trees and bushes fill the yard, with fragrant blossoms throughout the spring and plenty of shade throughout the summer. Spend evenings rocking on the wrap-around front porch, enjoying the cool summer nights. Standout features: The upstairs bedrooms all use antique skeleton keys to lock. The garage is an old carriage house. The handmade stained-glass window lights up as the sun goes down. The attic has a hidden room. This beautiful turn-of-the-century home is waiting for you to share in its history.
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