VINTAGE HOME FOR SALE– 244 NW 8th Street Corvallis Oregon
This Victorian Queen Anne has been updated and restored from the studs out; wiring, plumbing, lighting, insulation, heating/ducting, flooring, Victorian Era hardware on doors, woodwork & trim. Living room, dining room, and kitchen create an open and inviting floor plan. Living room has tall ceilings with moldings, oak floors, window with upper surround of glass colored lights” (original to home), and pocket doors that lead to the dining room. Dining room also has oak floors and tall ceilings with moldings, architectural bay window, beadboard, ceiling medallion, and wood burning fireplace with tile surround and mantle. Kitchen has soapstone counters, farmhouse sink, beadboard ceiling, and center island. Main level master suite is spacious with two exterior entrances, sitting area, and attached bath. Upper level has three secondary bedrooms and two full baths. All baths have period-style tiling. Unfinished basement is an additional 896 sq. ft., not included in the total square footage. Large covered front porch, landscaped front yard, and fenced backyard. Two-car parking pad located off Van Buren Avenue.
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, ±2,294 sq. ft. + 896 sq. ft. of unfinished basement on .15 acres
Schools: Garfield Elementary, Linus Pauling Middle, Corvallis High
Year Built: 1891 • Taxes 2015-2016: $2,503
From Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon
Building and Structure Inventory Form
Corvallis Preservation Society, Inc.
Cultural Resource Survey 1983-1984
as recorded by Mary Weber on 4/27/1984
“This house is historically significant for its association with W.A. Wells, a very prominent earl Corvallis businessman. Wells was among the first entrepreneurs involved in the export of Willamette Valley wheat overseas. … In the late 1940’s, this house served as the Delta Sigma Phi House.
The W.A. Wells House is a two story, wood frame house, irregular in plan, with one story rear wing. … Eaves overhang an the gable ends on three elevations are trimmed with decorative sawn vergeboards. A one story verandah (not original) wraps around the east and north elevations of the house. The porch foundation, piers, and supports are of rock-faced concrete blocks. Porch posts are topped with capitals and support a plain frieze. … The porch railing is composed of boards classically arranged in a lattice-like pattern. In general, windows are one over one double-hung sash windows trimmed with cornice heads, plain surround sides, and tapered sills. The main façade features a wide one over one double-hung sash window with the top sash surrounded by a border of colored lights. The south elevation features a recessed slant bay on the first story. Diagonal pendant-like brackets are featured a the corners of the bay which has three windows. … One interior brick chimney is located toward the rear of the house.”