1909 – Centerville, IA – $425,000

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519 Drake Ave, Centerville, IA 52544

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  • $425,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 full, 2 half Bath
  • 12208 Sq Ft
  • 1.27 Ac.
Iowa's "Iconic Landmark" in Southern Iowa is now on the market, The Shoppes at Bradley Hall is waiting to welcome you home! This historical hallmark mansion has been restored to its magnificence & boasts over 10,000 sq. ft with 5 plus bedrooms & 5 baths. This impressive mansion is a hidden treasure in the Heartland & located close to Iowa's largest historic courthouse square. This Victorian Masterpiece was estimated at an original cost of $100,000 & would equate to over $2.6 million in today's dollars. You will find French doors, 4 fireplaces, cut-glass candelabra, Mahogany-railed grand staircase, Mosaic tile, original hardwood floors, impressive stain glass, pressed tin, frescoed ceilings, cedar lined closets, beautiful built-ins & more throughout the home. This property includes a brand-new roof and 4 new central air high velocity units. A bonus is the Tudor garage that completes the home. Don't delay, call today to see this rare, impressive property with so many possibilities!
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Jodie Mccoy, Hometown Realty
(641) 437-1060 / (641) 799-4450
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21 Comments on 1909 – Centerville, IA – $425,000

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  1. MichaelMichael says: 3371 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Wow! So many incredible details on this great looking home. I love the tile floor in the entry as well as the now enclosed porch. Check out some of the built-ins and those stain glass windows! All the woodwork is great. I would have to remove the white paint on the trim in some of the upstairs rooms.

    About the only thing that I find unnerving is the camera in the bathroom!(picture 66) I don’t know that I could do my business just knowing that is there! I understand security concerns (Cameras in several rooms) but I draw the line there!

    • ggrammerggrammer says: 171 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2005 Generic Traditional
      Lakeland, TN

      I went back and looked again………it is aimed RIGHT AT the bathtub!!!! How weird is that???

    • JimHJimH says: 5636 comments
      OHD Supporter

      I agree – some great details there!

      Built for banker David Campbell Bradley (1858-1928). It was a retail shop until it recently closed.

      History and some old photos:



    • We were going to pit in an offer the day it came up. Unfortunately, it has no kitchen ( unless you count a butlers pantry with a sink) there is confirmed asbestos in the tiles and wrapped in some of the plumbing pipes, many outlets and lights do not work. The garage also is 2 story but the floor will not hold a car and needs an engineer to repair. The rest is beautiful but still a lot to be done.

    • Ps5680Ps5680 says: 1 comments

      I used to live near this home when it was used as a very large gift shop. The security cameras were needed then. The bathrooms were nooks filled with jewelry and other wonderful gift items. They were not used as typical restrooms! The home was very well cared for and is more beautiful in person.

  2. schnu53schnu53 says: 37 comments

    **SWOON** I’m tripping on my tongue. It is rather incredible.

  3. MandyMandy says: 112 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Edmonds, WA

    For such a large place it feels so homey. Love the woodwork downstairs. A little big for one or two people–but I love it.

  4. AbramsBridgeAbramsBridge says: 165 comments
    OHD Supporter

    What an amazing place! It’s like Downton Abbey for Iowa. Is there a chance that those lamps might be included? They look a lot like someone’s Tiffany lamp collection to me, but I’m certainly not an expert.

  5. LindaKLindaK says: 125 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The workmanship that went into those floors, amazing!! Another cool green fire place that needs a better pic.

  6. SharonSharon says: 480 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    And another dark green tile fireplace. Again guessing Rookwood. Or Grueby. But leaning Rookwood. This home is gloriously bejeweled with utter finery. Floors. Stained glass. Arches. Columns. My word!

  7. FrankFrank says: 56 comments
    Chariton, IA

    Bradley Hall was purchased and restored by the late Morgan E. Cline whose hobby was benevolence and was one of several buildings in Centerville that he funded restoration of. During his lifetime, it operated as “The Shops at Bradley Hall,” a fairly amazing set-up, primarily to benefit his hometown. A foundation now carries his benevolence forward, but ownership of a building like this is not part of its strategy.

  8. So do you ever get to about four or five pictures in and realize YOU MUST HAVE THIS HOUSE so you have to scroll back up to the top to see where you’re moving to? I haven’t fallen this hard since the tudor in Toledo with the indoor pool.

  9. EdwinaEdwina says: 44 comments
    Orient, OH

    OH MY!!! I am just in love with this amazing place. Big sigh.If only.

  10. KmcinnesKmcinnes says: 14 comments

    Well I bloody need this.

  11. PhillipPhillip says: 308 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    Truly an amazing house. Hopefully the right buyer will get it and any further painting of woodwork will stop. The addition of the ductwork to the front porch ceiling would be the first thing i would undo. Great that it sits on such a large lot. The new roof is a huge bonus. Leaded glass thru out is stellar. It’s a lot of sq footage, and that will be perhaps the hardest thing to overcome in selling it, but wondering around in it would be quite fun as well. Great find Kelly, one of my favs.

    • MichaelMichael says: 3371 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      I would agree with you on the ductwork on the enclosed front porch but I would probably take it a bit further. I would take out the glass, opening up the front porch, take out the AC ductwork and remove the radiators that heat the space. Considering the size of the space, do you really need more on the enclosed front porch, not to mention the money you would save on the heating and AC bill? Yes, there is a huge amount of heat loss through that much glass! Besides, I love well planned outdoor spaces as much as inside spaces and that opened front porch would be a great one! Better chance to meet your neighbors as well!

  12. ggrammerggrammer says: 171 comments
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    2005 Generic Traditional
    Lakeland, TN

    I also am Swooning…….I also checked to see where I would be moving to……..the price for this piece of heaven is incredible!!! What are we missing??? I know – it is in the middle of nowhere……
    I am in love – like so many of you. OMG – WANT WANT WANT!!


  13. ctmeddctmedd says: 570 comments

    This place is EVIL! EVIL, I say!!! I have fallen in love and I can’t have the object of my desire. So lovable – tile, floors, that ginormous green fireplace, the leaded glass, stained glass – too much to list without going through the pictures again. I would be stripping some of the upstairs paint – like what’s on the colonnades. It makes my heart ache with longing…

  14. I happily live just down the street from this amazing home. The inside is absolutely beautiful. The kitchen is outdated and lacks space and conveniences but to change it would take away from the charm. It’s going to be interesting to see who ends up with it. The realtor, Jodie McCoy, was our realtor and she is truly one of the best.

  15. TheresaTheresa says: 4 comments
    Portland, OR

    Hopefully all the interior doors are piled up somewhere.


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