1101 Gowrie Street, Ruthven, IA 51358

Homes for Sale in Ruthven, IA 51358 | MLS #231288

$178,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1214
  • Active
Price Decreased

General Description

Welcome to this charming and well-maintained classic home in the heart of Ruthven. As you step inside, you'll be instantly impressed with the beautiful wood craftsmaship, abundance of natural light, and how well-cared for this home as been throughout the years. One of the standout features of this property is the drive-through garage, allowing for easy access and additional parking space. Whether you have multiple vehicles, or need extra storage, this garage will meet all your needs. Outside, the well-manicured yard offers a serene setting for outdoor activities and gatherings. The gazebo provides a perfect spot for enjoying your morning coffee! This classic home is a must see!

Legal: JAMES ADDN. LOTS 1 & 2 BLOCK 1
Status: Active

Property Information

231288

$178,000

Sale

Single Family Residence

1.5 STORY

RESIDENTIAL

1101 Gowrie Street

Ruthven

IA

51358

3

2

1

1

1.5

1214

15840

Attached

2

1002

2022

Ruthven-Ayrshire

1910

Features

No

Dryer, Microwave, Range/Stove, Refrigerator, Washer

Water Heater-Gas, Water Softener-Own

Utilities

Forced Air

Public/City

Public Sewer

Central

No

Breakers

Miscellaneous

Full

Frame/Wood,Stick Built

Aluminum Siding

LISTED BY

EXIT Realty Midwest- Spencer/Emmetsburg, Nicole Nimke (712.580.3948)

PROPERTY LOCATION

MORTGAGE CALCULATOR


Aaron Jones - RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement

Aaron Jones

RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement

Leah Hilpipre Huse - Broker Associate, RENE, ABR, SRS

Leah Hilpipre Huse

Broker Associate, RENE, ABR, SRS

Will Kretsinger - REALTOR

Will Kretsinger

REALTOR

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O'Farrell Sisters

O'Farrell Sisters in Okoboji

The O'Farrell Sister is a historic Okoboji Tradition that one must check out for breakfast and lunch!

'Farrell Sisters History
The O'Farrell Sisters restaurant was born in 1949 at the bridge on Hwy 71, between East and West Lake Okoboji. Edna Mae and Arlene O'Farrell bought the business from Ike Kissinger who was running for Sheriff of Dickinson County.

In the early years the girls were open seven days a week and had a booming business in no time. The fried chicken dinners on Sunday evenings were especially popular. There were times when the line waiting to get in was so long they'd have to lock the door and would often run out of chicken!

In 1959 Arlene married and moved to Tallahassee, Florida with her husband Furman Henderson. Edna Mae and Ferne continued in the restaurant, moving to its present location that same year. This spot had a garden and chicken coup, which was moved to the house across the street.

Ferne died in 1974 and Edna Mae in 1978. Arlene sold the business to nieces Joyce Gapinski, Jo Ann Anderson, Charlotte Sarvie and Cheri Petersen (these are married names). The nieces successfully ran the restaurant from 1979 through 2003. After losing Jo Ann in 1997 and Cheri in 2002, Joyce and Charlotte decided to sell after the 2003 season.

The rest is to be continued...

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Arrowood Resort

Arrowood Resort in Okoboji

Arrowood is a year-round conference center and hotel with over 100 guest rooms, whirlpool suites and a "Great Room" for hosting group events and hospitality suites. Formerly known as Village East, the resort offers an outdoor pool, deck, playground, volleyball and croquet courts and a heated indoor pool area. Hotel goers can also enjoy an on-site salon, Minervas Bar and Eatery and lit parking. Located on Brooks National Golf Course, Arrowwood Resort offers some of the finest lodging around. Years ago, Brooks Golf Course clubhouse was actually housed on the rear side of Arrowood, but since then, the course has been converted to 27 holes with a a new separate clubhouse. Also, the Racquet Club was a part of the facility, offering workout facilities, racquet ball, and tennis. However, with the addition of the YMCA, the racquet club was unsustainable and converted into retail.

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"Turn-Over" Thermocline

Referred to locally as the lake turning over the thermocline is a feature of lakes with deep water. The water on the top of the lake changes temperature much more variably during the year. On West Lake, it can reach as much as 75 degrees in July while the water below, greater than 35 or 40 feet deep is relatively stable around 45 degrees. In the fall and early winter, the top strata of the lake will cool to below 45 degrees, and then because it becomes denser, it will "sink" below the lower strata, thus, displacing it and making the lake "turn-over". In the deepest part of West Lake (near the 136ft mark), no light is availble, and hence little life is known whether fish or plant. Typically questions are raised as to why the surface water gets dirty for a short period of time in the fall, this this is the standard answer.

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