506 2nd Ave. S.w., Independence, 50644

Residential - Single Family For Sale


MLS® #: 20191288

Here is a rare opportunity to own one of Independence’s finest homes on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River. Built in 1916, this property offers an exciting balance between romance of the past and modern updates of the well-lived present. Magnificent living areas are adorned with large windows, tall ceilings, hardwood floors, crown molding, wide wood trim, paneled and French doors. The spacious main floor houses a grand living room with gas fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases, formal dining room with built-in china hutch, modern kitchen with pantry and quartz counters, master bedroom, 3/4 bath and a home office that leads to a 3-season porch ideal to enjoy your morning coffee and take in the scenic views. As the current owner’s children left home, they decided to share the beauty and style of the home with others and opened their home as Riverside Bed & Breakfast with a private guest entrance. The 2nd floor houses a guest master suite with 3/4 bath, two guest rooms with a shared hall bath and French doors opening to a 4th bedroom now used as a sitting room for guests to enjoy in private while overlooking the river. The partially finished basement with outside entrance offers tremendous storage space, a laundry room with shower and sink, separate water closet and a great workshop. The exterior boasts a welcoming open front porch, 1-stall detached garage plus a separate 288 sq.ft. shed for additional storage and work space. Admire the beautifully landscaped gardens complete with fountain and irrigation system and the lovely back yard leading to the river bank where you can fish or just relax and enjoy the beauty. Historic downtown Independence and beautiful parks are within easy walking distance. Whether you enjoy this home only as a single family or continue to operate as a bed and breakfast, it is truly one–of-a-kind!

Essential Information

MLS® #: 20191288
Price: $179,500
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.50
Full Baths: 1
Half Baths: 1
Square Footage: 2,687
Acres: 0.38
Year Built: 1916
Type: Residential
Sub-Type: Single Family
Style: 2 Story
Status: Active

Community Information

Address: 506 2nd Ave. S.w.
Area: Buchanan
City: Independence
State: IA
Zip Code: 50644


Parking: 1 Stall, Detached Garage, Garage Door Opener
# of Garages: 1
Garages: 1 Stall
Is Waterfront: Yes


Interior Features: Hardwood Floors, Crown Molding, Countertops-Solid Surface, French Doors, Paneled Doors, Pantry, Rear Stairs, Sliding Glass Door
Appliances: Alarm-Smoke/Fire, Garbage Disposal, Humidifier, Microwave Built In, Range-Free Standing, Refrigerator, Water Heater-Gas, Water Softener (Included), Water Softener (Owned), Dishwasher
Heating: Forced Air, Gas
Cooling: Central Air
Fireplace: Yes
Fireplaces: One, Gas, In Living Room


Exterior: Aluminum
Exterior Features: Curbs/Sidewalks, Deck, Fishing, Fruit Trees, Irrigation System, Landscaping, Outbuildings, Porch, Porch-3 Season, Porch-Covered
Lot Description: River Frontage, View-Water, Waterfront
Roof: Asphalt, Shingle

School Information

Elementary: Independence
Middle: Independence
High: Independence

Additional Information

Zoning: R-2

Listing Details

Listing Agent: Chery O'conner
Listing Office: RE/MAX Independence Realty


$/SqFt: $67

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Listing information last updated on September 15th, 2019 at 1:07am CDT.