- New Listing
- Price Reduced( -$900 )
Constructed in 1901, this American Four Square is clad in cedar shakes and is accented by a Portico that gives way to the former two story carriage house in the rear. The exposed wood beams are encountered throughout the first floor as well as the hand-carved staircase, show off the Craftsman influence of the home. Other Craftsman inspired details include cedar lined closets in every room and maple wood floors. However, English Tudor elements also exist in the interior of the main living room hallmarked by the plastered walls, built-in bookshelves and fireplace. Of notable interest is the fantastic and unusual oval dining room, which includes a plate rail and original built-ins. Owners have completed numerous exterior restorations to the home including repairs to the dormers, soffits, repair or the original wood storms and screens, rear enclosed porch, carriage house, outdoor fireplace, and brick patio. Interior projects included renovation of the first floor bathroom, upstairs bedrooms and landscaping improvements. A noteworthy rumor about the home is that Al Capone used to "hang out" at this house on some of his many visits to Dubuque. One reason he is said to have liked the home is because of the sheltered door from the basement that could mask his comings and goings.