747 W. Benton St., Iowa City, IA 52246
A designated Iowa City Local Historical Landmark built by local attorney and State Senator, Cyrus Ranck in 1905, this stunning Queen Anne style two-story home is a one-of-a-kind. Local zoning allows it to be used as an owner-occupied Bed & Breakfast. Located on one of the highest points in Iowa City it is convenient to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, UI Law School, Kinnick Football Stadium and Carver-Hawkeye Sports Arena.
This home offers 3,090 square feet, with 4 bedrooms (a 5th non-conforming in the lower level) and 4 baths with a wraparound porch. An extensive rear deck, patio, and private hot tub area overlooks the 3 acre wooded and landscaped park-like back yard.
This 3 acre gem includes high ceilings, fabulous woodwork, pocket doors and built-ins throughout, as well as front and rear staircases. The sunny kitchen and large eating area overlooks the back yard. A library/study, living room with wood burning fireplace, and formal dining room provide lots of entertaining space. There is an expandable 3rd story attic that can be converted to additional B&B space or serve as owner’s quarters. There is a converted barn with parking space for up to four cars in addition to a 1-car attached garage. The grounds provide ample parking spaces for guests.
Laura Soride, RE/MAX Affiliates