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1870 Italianate

Edge of city limits
Centerville, Iowa

Pinecrest

Pinecrest
Pinecrest
Pinecrest - 1870 “Vermilion Estate” Italianate Victorian Estate/Farm

This entire estate was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It was designed by noted architect Charles A. Dunham of Dunham & Jordan who designed many Iowa courthouses. It was built for Civil War Captain William Vermilion, and described in the book “Love Amid The Turmoil” as his “dream house”.

This property includes 23 acres of prime Iowa pasture and timber with a 6 acre yard, 2 acre pond with 3 bridges and large pond gazebo. There is a large 1871 updated Iowa historic barn repainted and reroofed 2014, large two car garage/workshop, granary repainted 2014, bunkhouse, playhouse, garden gazebo, orchard, and large garden. Most authentic Victorian in the area.

The Victorian exterior decor features ornate dentils and brackets, tall arched and hooded windows, hipped multilevel roof with wide ornate eaves and “widows walk”, tall original doors, ornate porches and a large bay window. Plus updated efficient heat/central air and updated appliances and electrical. Updated recently inspected septic system, 6 color exterior paint, 300 foot entry driveway, good insulation, ornate 40 year Victorian roofing. Large recently redone Victorian-styled veranda in back.

Interior features include a quarter turn black walnut staircase in front entry, etched and stained glass, tall windows with cornices, ornate W.F. Norman “tin” ceilings throughout, paneled and pocket doors, 1870 parlor stove, original updated fireplace converted to gas, Bradbury & Bradbury Victorian wallpapers. Kitchen is updated Victorian décor with modern appliances. There are six bedrooms upstairs. There are two updated bathrooms. The downstairs rooms include a formal parlor and dining room, living or family room, office and game rooms and kitchen.

Beautiful location with a commanding view at edge of city limits In a charming historically authentic county seat town.

This family home has been our labor of love for 38 years! .
Pinecrest Autumn 2012
Pinecrest Autumn 2012
Pinecrest SW view
Pinecrest SW view
Front entry
Front entry
Pinecrest Living room
Pinecrest Living room
Pinecrest front parlor
Pinecrest front parlor
Victorian parlor with 1870 parlor stove
Pinecrest veranda
Pinecrest veranda
large back deck
Pinecrest front view
Pinecrest front view
Pinecrest dining room
Pinecrest dining room
Formal dining room with original fireplace converted to gas
Pinecrest pond and pond gazebo
Pinecrest pond and pond gazebo
two acre pond and gazebo for fishing and swimming
Entry walnut staircase
Entry walnut staircase
Pond
Pond
Aerial property view
Aerial property view
Ceiling detail
Ceiling detail
View from air
View from air
Front entryway
Front entryway
Front driveway
Front driveway
Bedroom #2
Bedroom #2
Southeast view
Southeast view
Bedroom #3
Bedroom #3
Game room
Game room
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,100
Stories 2
Acres 23
Lot Size
6 acres front yard

Features.

  • A Painted Lady
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Basement
  • Bonus Room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Barn
  • Circular driveway
  • Garden
  • Gazebo
  • Patio
  • Pond
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas Logs
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Natural gas fireplace
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • Plaster Walls
  • Pocket Doors
  • Ripple Glass
  • Servant's Staircase
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Tin Ceiling(s)
  • Transoms
  • Widow's Walk
  • 1870 parlor stove
  • Bunkhouse
  • etched glass windows
  • Formal parlor and stove
  • garden gazebo
  • good septic system
  • High efficiency furnace
  • Historic barn
  • Natural gas heat
  • playhouse
  • pocket doors
  • pond gazebo
  • stained glass windows
  • Vegetable garden/orchard

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Local and Regional Links.

Centerville-Rathbun Lake Chamber of Commerce

Centerville Square National Historical District

Centerville - A Mid-American Saga

Video link regarding Centerville history by author of the book

Archived in February, 2015

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