Curtis Yelland House (1910)

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Paul Ringstrom
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Curtis Yelland House (1910)

Post by Paul Ringstrom »

My wife and I are the new owners of the Curtis Yelland House, by William Drummond, in Mason City, IA. Feel free to stop by and say HI when you are in town.

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DavidC
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Post by DavidC »

Congratulations to Paul & Mrs. Ringstrom!!!

This is wonderful news - both for the two of you and for that terrific home! And my wife and I will someday most certainly take you up on the offer, too.

I can't wait to hear just how much the two of you enjoy the house - and Mason City, itself!


David

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Post by jhealy »

Congrats, Paul. Great house.

Isn't this the house that had the fire? Is the restoration complete, or is that on-going?

Jay

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

jhealy wrote:Isn't this the house that had the fire? Is the restoration complete, or is that on-going?
Yes it is. Completely and appropriately restored.

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Post by Wrightgeek »

I think we have two marriages here that were made in heaven:

Paul and Sandy Ringstrom, and

The Ringstroms and the Yelland Residence.

So very happy for the both of you, and Christine and I look forward to visiting you next fall in your new home while we are in town for the 2012 FLWBC Conference.

A major side benefit of all this is that Dr. Bob McCoy now has a very capable local to pass the reins to for the Stockman House and visitors center. I'd call that a win-win all the way around!

dkottum
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Post by dkottum »

Congratulations Paul. Not only is that a terrific Prairie School house (we toured it after the previous restoration), but you get the historic Rock Crest - Rock Glen neighborhood along with it. What a great place to retire.

Hoping to visit next summer.

doug k

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Post by egads »

Where's the link to all the pictures? :P

jhealy
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Post by jhealy »

I'm with egads; I'd love to see some pictures.

Also, Paul, if you don't mind me asking, what made you choose the Yelland house out of the currently available homes for sale - such as McCartney, Haynes (assuming the owner is taking offers), others?? Were there other homes you were considering?

Thanks,
Jay

Tom
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Post by Tom »

Wow, congratulations as well. I'm with the folk requesting pics!

egads
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Post by egads »

I'm going to speculate that escrow has opened but not yet closed?
So Paul may not have complete access yet. But I do think photos should be taken when it is empty when that time comes. In the meantime, are there real estate listing photos?

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

jhealy wrote:Also, Paul, if you don't mind me asking, what made you choose the Yelland house out of the currently available homes for sale?? Were there other homes you were considering?
Over the past few years we have explored building a new house (actually had two architects design two different houses for us) and have looked at many architect designed houses in many different states (some included a Goff in Bartlesville, several E Fay Jones' in Arkansas and Missouri, several John Randal McDonalds' in Wisconsin, and of course many Wright hou$es). We actually stumbled on this house while visiting all of the Wright homes in Iowa. We have always loved the Stockman House (it was our wedding cake) and the Yelland House is a version of the Fireproof House too, so it really called out to us.

We closed escrow last week.

I'll share some photos after we move in completely.

BBuck
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Post by BBuck »

Congrats Paul! Please include a picture of your wedding cake as well.

Wrighter
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Post by Wrighter »

Congrats Paul and Sandy! I completely missed this post the first time around. It's wonderful news, and a beautiful home. We can't wait to see pictures as well. And what a wonderful town to be in.

Good news all around!

DRN
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Post by DRN »

Congratulations Paul and Sandy!
To live in a freshly restored Drummond house, with Walter Burley Griffin houses practically on your doorstep, all in a walkable neighborhood...sounds like the perfect choice.

PNB
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Post by PNB »

This is wonderful news. I was under the impression that this house had been torn down. I toured it 3-4 years ago and it was by far my favorite of the tour. Very livable design.

What is the story on the restoration?

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