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1917 Arts & Crafts (Craftsman)

Des Moines, Iowa

English Arts & Crafts Norman T. Vorse Original

Front View
Front View
3-Season Porch
3-Season Porch
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,565
Unheated Sq. Ft. 1,178
Acres 0.6
Lot Size 167 x 167


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 2nd Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Breakfast Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Music Room
  • Reader's Loft
  • Sunroom
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Utility Room
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Circular driveway
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas Logs
  • Laundry Chute
  • Natural gas fireplace
  • Original wood windows
  • Skylight
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Pocket Doors
  • Sleeping Porch
  • Stained Glass Windows

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Property Description

Famous architect Norman T. Vorse designed and built this home for his family in 1917. Vorse, whose notable works included the 1923 Polyclinic Building (the former AIB building) and the Hoyt-Sherman Auditorium, built this arts & crafts home for his wife and three daughters. This beautiful home is nestled in the equally charming Linden Heights South Of Grand neighborhood, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With much of the wood work untouched and abundant architectural highlights throughout, the home maintains its historical integrity and yet offers many modern updates. The kitchen was completely remodeled in 2005, new boiler in 2005, new air conditioning air handlers in 2005 and 2010, new (air conditioning) condenser in 2005, new stacked laundry installed on second floor in 2009, new gas insert fire place installed in 2010, and a new roof installed in 2011. The gourmet kitchen features a Viking six-burner range, large Viking refrigerator, a two-drawer dishwasher, corian countertops, modern lighting, gorgeous cabinetry throughout, and a wet bar with a built-in wine cooler and wine rack. The main level includes a spacious living area (featuring gorgeous original pocket doors), a formal dining room, a music room/solarium, a cozy den with fire place (remote controlled gas insert), breakfast nook (original), a ½ bath, and a large screened 3-season porch with skylight (475 sf., off formal dining area separated by french doors). Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master bedroom suite features a walk in closet, storage area, ¾ bath, and french doors separating the sitting area from the bedroom/solarium. A finished attic adds the final touch to this perfect home. Situated on a treed corner lot with a circular drive to welcome guests; this home offers striking curb appeal making it the perfect home for those who appreciate historic architectural charm and sophistication.

Archived in February, 2012

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