1890 Home with lots of character recently updated with new bathrooms, & Kitchen
About JAYNE LUPKES
We recently purchased this home after falling in love with it. We wanted to share it with others. We completely updated the electrical, and plumbing. We have basically touched almost every surface of the beautiful 1890 home. We wanted to preserve the original feel of the home but add the modern conveniences with updated bathrooms and kitchen. It has been a family endeavor with our children and grandchildren .
JAYNE LUPKES purchased this House in 2018
Why JAYNE LUPKES chose Clear Lake
We were intrigued by the beauty of this home and thought it should be preserved. It was built and owned by the Clausen family since it was built in 1890 until we purchased it in April of 2018. So we decided to continue the Clausen name and we call it "The Clausen House". It has the original woodwork, ten foot ceilings, screen in porch, open porch, hardwood floors, pantry, two staircases and much more. We have kept many of the antiques for our guests to enjoy. We are sure you will enjoy your stay at The Clausen House.
What makes this House unique
The woodwork is something that is amazing when you think that it has been in place for 130 years. Ir has a beautiful open stair case and two sets of large pocket doors. The home was built by S J Clausen who immigrated from Denmark and was instrumental in Clear Lake's grain elevator and other businesses. we still have ledger books for the elevator business
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Great location and great house
This house is perfect for visiting Clear Lake - able to easily get to downtown, and the house has all the character and charm you'd want while visiting.
Five of us, all retired teachers, from Des Moines, Dubuque, Mason City, Centerville, and Detroit, have been friends for over 30 years. We loved Clausen House, especially that marvelous front porch! The house was comfortable and inviting to just hang around and catch up and talk and laugh. Jayne was so good to answer all the questions! Everything we needed was provided, Truly delightful experience!!!
This house was the perfect fit for our extended family. We were able to walk to most places we wanted to see. The grand kids loved the screened in porch.
This home is so large you could definitely get lost in it!. Beautifully decorated with All necessities! Very clean and comfy! Especially in the screened in porch! Will definitely stay there again.
Great week in Clear Lake
The house was amazing and our stay was made better by our entire family being under one roof. We were able to eat at the large dining room table and play games in the living room. In the evening we would sit on the large front porch and tallk until bed time. Overall a very positive week an we look forward to staying here again in future years. Five stars!!!!!!
Lovely place for a mini family reunion. We had 4 small children and 5 adults and there was more than enough room. Easy walking distance to downtown restaurants, parks and the lake/beach!
Clear Lake is a great spot to vacation. It seems to always have local activities. Please check Clear Lakes website for current events. The Clausen house is close to downtown and the lake. It is a short walk to either downtown or the lake.