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Wonderful Historic Colonial Home bordering Wallowa River in Joseph, Oregon
Well-known by many names: The McCully Mansion, The Mayor’s House, The Dawson House, Belle Pepper’s Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1915-1918 by Frank McCully, “The Father of Joseph” and “The Father of Wallowa County”
Home of three Mayors of Joseph – Frank McCully, George Dawson, Malcolm Dawson
Listed on Oregon State Historic Register
Richly restored, Elegantly appointed
Property approved for bed & breakfast, approval goes with property

Riverfront property, spectacular backdrop, majestic Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness
Located on quiet residential street in charming small town
Property address: 101 South Mill Street, Joseph, Oregon 97846
1.2 Acres, lot size approx. 135’ x 350’, gently sloping down to Wallowa River
Several levels of yard and garden with automated sprinkler system
Solidly built, century-old two story barn/carriage house, approx 1200’
Fenced pasture bordering irrigation canal and Wallowa River
Outbuildings include wood shed, chicken coop, animal sheds

House - Approx 4,200’. Main level – 1690’. Upper level – 1110’. Basement – 1430’.
4+ bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 partial bath

Main Level – Ground floor
Gracious living room, 23’ x 23’ with bay window, french doors, mantle and hearth
Elegant dining room, 14’ x 15’, built-in china hutch, distinctive trim work on ceiling
Remodeled kitchen, 12’ x 15’, oak cabinets, island, dishwasher, electric range
Sun room/office, 12’ x 14’, French doors to patio/portico
Bedroom/office, 11’ x 11’, with attached bathroom
Oak floors throughout main floor, Marmoleum in bathroom
Foyer, newly restored staircase, oak treads, painted risers, mahogany balusters and railing

Upper Level – 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
“McCully” Master bedroom, 15’ x 23’, mantle and hearth, built-in wardrobe, bench seat
“Dawson” bedroom, 12’ x 14’, built-in wardrobe
“McColgan” bedroom, 10’ x 11’
Maple floors throughout upper level
Large bathrooms, fully remodeled and replumbed in 2005, Marmoleum floors in baths

Full basement, mostly unfinished
Bonus guestroom/bedroom, 12’ x 14’, wood paneled
Large open area with 2 water heaters, 2 boilers, lots of shelves and storage
Fruit room, tool room, laundry room, partial bathroom

House replumbed, rewired in 2005
New propane boiler installed in 2012
Home heated with propane boiler or wood boiler, circulating water through radiators
Electric cadet wall heaters with timer thermostats in all bathrooms
Hot water loop throughout house for fast hot water everywhere
New electric fireplace inserts in living room and master bedroom
Many original, distinctive light fixtures, all rewired in 2005
Many built-in shelves and cabinets
Wainscoting in living room, dining room, sun room, foyer, stairwell
Superb craftsmanship in carpentry and trim detail, inside and out

Two exterior porticos, colonial columns, new/recoated roofs above each
North portico is also carport
French doors to both porticos
Siding – wood at ground level, stucco at upper level, well maintained
Roof – 40-year composition roof installed in 2014 on main upper house roof, shake roof on single-story sections of house, roll roofing on porticos, comp roof on barn and outbuildings

Green features include hot water loop, energy efficient dishwasher, cfls, timed sprinkler system
2 electric water heaters, 50 gal and 80 gal, depending on demand
Propane and wood boilers operate together or independently

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