Van Bergen's Irving House for sale

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Paul Ringstrom
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Van Bergen's Irving House for sale

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moved and totally restored and updated

http://www.estately.com/listings/info/2 ... Society_11
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this guy deserves a medal

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

sounds like they relocated it to a nice location.

Who is the architect/owner?
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That basement is heroic.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Paul, the street it's on is very nice, though the cross street, one lot away, is commercial, and seems to be edging toward Crawford.

By the way, Paul, I see Mason City is in danger of flooding. Has the deluge arrived?

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I don't know the topography there, but if Griffin's drawings are anything to go by, the river is in quite a gorge . . . ?

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Post by Sequoia »

I drove by and thought the house looks good in situ. Roderick, I don't believe commercial creep will be a problem. On the block to the west(?) there is a garden center, but to the east(?) is residential. The adjacent lot on the corner is available , and would go along nicely, as opposed to an unsympathetic structure. I hope for the best...

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Roderick Grant wrote:By the way, Paul, I see Mason City is in danger of flooding. Has the deluge arrived?
Yes, parts of Mason City have experienced flooding but not as bad as 2008 when a couple hundred houses near East Park were inundated and had to be moved or torn down.

Rock Glen is located at the bend of Willow Creek. The Schneider House by WBG received about 2" in its lower level. No other houses were affected.

The Alvin Miller House in Charles City by FLW, adjacent to the Cedar River, has not experienced any water damage as of Friday morning when I went over there to inspect. The river was within about ten feet from the house. Interior furnishings have been elevated. Owner due into town Sunday evening.
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Schneider house:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/525+E ... 880c2fef0f

Rock Glen:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rock+ ... 53c8573209

Perhaps there are more useful maps or graphics to illustrate the topography and the architecture . . .?

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I find Bing Maps Birdseye View more interesting:
https://binged.it/2dhXjdf since you are looking at more than roof tops.
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Just click on the + sign until the street view comes.

The Schneider House must be the most vulnerable, being, as it is, below street level.

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Roderick Grant wrote:The Schneider House must be the most vulnerable, being, as it is, below street level.
...also because it is immediately adjacent to Willow Creek and set lower than the adjacent houses.

This house was purchased last December and the present owners were informed as to the possibility of flooding. This house has the most beautiful views of the creek and the park (from the living room) of all of the houses.
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Post by SREcklund »

Paul Ringstrom wrote:sWho is the architect/owner?
Christopher Enck. Bought the house for $10 with the caveat that he moved it. I'd say he got his money's worth ...
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Post by Patryko »

A couple months ago, Chris Enck held an open house for Van Bergen and Wright owners and we got invited. The house is beautiful with lots of great light. The deep pour basement is rather amazing with much useable space. There is room to put in a garage if desired. Chris grew up going to a Chicago Public School designed by Van Bergen and did not want to see this home demolished. Whole Foods deserves much credit for letting Chris use their parking lot for the house to sit before it was put in the current location. What a great story and he is an architectural hero!

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Christopher Enck
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