File this house under “They don’t make ’em like this any more.”
The stunning Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1897 in Osceola, Iowa, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
It’s known as “The Banta House” and was designed by the popular Victorian-era architect George Barber.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 fireplaces, and 3 porches.
It has only had two owners since it was built, which is pretty amazing for a house of its age (114).
The listing says the house has 2,423 square feet, which surprises me. It looks larger than that from the outside.
George Barber sold about 20,000 house plans during his career, marketed worldwide through mail-order catalogs.
Over four dozen Barber houses are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For photos and information, check the listing.