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400 W 1st Street
Sumner, IA, 50674

Single Family
5 bdr | 4.25 bath | 4,364 SqFt.

Presented By: Connie Rochford
Brokered By: Town & Country Real Estate

Live the Dream in this 4,364 sq. ft. 5-bedroom, 5 bath Queen Ann Victorian. Opportunity awaits if you want to run a B & B, rent out the lower level living quarters or simply enjoy the home all to yourself. When you walk up the front steps you will feel like you have come home. Be Welcome, Be Warm, Be at Home as it states on the front door. It's original details include the open staircase in the front foyer, wood floors, pocket doors, French doors, large picture windows, leaded glass windows, the original oak ice box that has been built-in and china hutch, tin ceiling in the spacious kitchen, a library, sun room, along with a large dining room, den/office, laundry room and 2 baths all on main. The upper level has an owner’s suite, with bath and 2nd set of laundry if you chose, plus 2 additional bedrooms with bath. The lower level has been completely renovated for additional living quarters to include 2 bedrooms, family room, kitchen, and bath. This home sits on a prominent corner in the community of Sumner and walking distance to downtown with an 30' x 24' attached garage and heated workshop. The builder Charles grew up in England and when Charles & Martha Pennington were building in 1908-1909 the lumber was shipped here to Sumner from England. Thanks to the current and past owners who have meticulously restored and maintained this home to make it what it is today. Come take a look at this truly magnificent home that anyone would be proud to own.

General Information

  • Property Type: Single Family
  • Status: Active
  • Year Built: 1909
  • Style: 2 Story
  • County: Bremer
  • Zoning: R-2
  • House Size: 4,364 SqFt
  • Lot SqFt: 19,305 SqFt
  • Lot Acres:0.44 acres
  • Garage Type: Attached Garage,Garage Door Opener,Heated Garage,Wired,Workshop/Garage
  • Garage Stalls: 2 Stalls
  • Garage Sq Ft: 780


  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bedrooms Upper: 3
  • Bedrooms Lower: 2
  • Master Bedroom: Second Floor


  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bath(s) Main: 1
  • Full Bath(s) Upper: 1
  • 3/4 Bathrooms: 3
  • 3/4 Bath(s) Main: 1
  • 3/4 Bath(s) Upper: 1
  • 3/4 Bath(s) Lower: 1

Kitchen & Dining

  • Dining Room Level: Main Floor
  • Dining Type: Formal Dining
  • Kitchen Level: Main Floor


  • Elementary: Sumner
  • Middle: Fredricksburg
  • Sr. High: Sumner

Building & Construction

  • House Style: 2 Story
  • Roof Type: Shingle,Asphalt
  • Main SqFt: 1843
  • Above SqFt:
  • Exterior: Wood Lap
  • Finished Below Grade SqFt 1300
  • Below Grade SqFt 1683

Exterior & Features

  • Lot SqFt: 19,305
  • Exterior Amenities: Curbs/Sidewalks,Garden Area,Landscaping,Patio,Porch,Porch-Covered,Security System
  • Driveway: Concrete
  • Road Frontage: On Private Road
  • Lot Dimensions: 99' x 195'

Heating & Cooling

  • Heat Type: Gas,Radiant,Steam/Hot Water
  • Cooling Type: Ceiling Fan,Central Air