Iowa’s 19th Century ‘Red Lady on the Bluff’ is For Sale [PHOTOS]
That picture is so perfect it might make you think it isn't real. It definitely is, and is currently for sale.
Iowa's oldest city is home to some incredible houses and this is one of them. Listed just a few days ago, it was built in 1885 and has been historically restored.
This beautiful Queen Anne-style house sits on the bluffs above the Mississippi River in Dubuque. The 7-bedroom 6-bathroom home has five fireplaces, all of which are still operational. Encompassing a total of 6,676 square feet, it was designed and built by architect Frank D. (F.D.) Hyde.
Hyde, who grew up in Galena, Illinois and the state of Minnesota, spent only about 10 years in Dubuque, but he made quite an impact. Hyde designed many homes in Dubuque as well as the Allison Hotel in Allison, Iowa, in Butler County. The hotel (below) was built in 1879. It would be destroyed by fire in 1905.
After leaving Iowa, Hyde moved to Chicago and later to New York. He was the architect who designed the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (below) in Rochester, New York in 1905. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1980s.
Now, back to Dubuque. According to the listing from Bob Felderman Realty, the house, which sits at 1155 Grove Terrace, has a private garden in the rear with a gazebo, pond, and waterfall. The listing describes the roof as "unmatched in the city for its complexity." There's a 4-season porch, beautiful decks, and even a central vacuum system. Most furnishings will stay with the sale of the home.
Ok, let's take a look at more photos of the outside and inside of the house, that's priced at $950,000.