Long before the Barenaked Ladies released their song conjuring up ways to hypothetically spend one million dollars, all of us have thought about how we'd spend such a large lump sum of money. Well, if you have seven figures lying around, and it's burning a hole in your pocket, there's a must-see palatial estate available in Dubuque.

Located at 1155 Grove Terrace in Dubuque, not too far from Avon Park, this monstrous seven-bedroom, six-bathroom, 6,700+ square-foot property oozes character. A towering structure, this Queen Anne-style mansion was built in the 1880s and boasts impeccable architecture and a plethora of nooks and crannies.

Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
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The house itself sits in the heart of downtown Dubuque, perched on a large bluff that comes with an unbeatable view of the Mississippi River. The exterior alone is gorgeous. A product of Dubuque-area architect Franklin D. Hyde, the roof "employs a series of jerk-in-head or clipped gables to convey a thatched roof effect," according to the Zillow listing.

From the outside, you can see multiple balconies, several long stretches of porch (I could already find several spots for a rocking chair and a cooler), and a neatly manicured lawn.

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Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
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The main level alone features a grand living room, a significant family room, a private office, a dining room, and an extensive kitchen complete with a Viking stove (more on that in a moment).

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You'll notice there are more than a few plants around the home. I couldn't be trusted to keep more than two alive let alone all this house has to offer. I have no idea what the previous owners did for a living to be able to afford this house; I don't think "plant caretaker" would've paid for the property taxes, though.

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Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
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Moving on to the kitchen, this Grand Terrace mansion boasts gorgeous granite countertops that standout in a kitchen with a lot of character. The cabinetry is attractive as well. But that stove caught my eye immediately.

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Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
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The house is equipped with a Viking stove, a line of kitchen appliances that hit the market in the late 1980s. It's a luxury line of stoves, some of which the pinnacle for all-in-one cooking. This one comes with a deep fryer and a built-in grill that separates four burners. If only I knew how to cook more than just basic meals!

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Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
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I believe this is just one of a couple fireplaces inside this home. The second floor of this mansion features a master bedroom suite, a laundry room, another large bedroom, a library room, a foyer, and more.

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Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
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Despite the Zillow listing claiming the house features a total of seven bedrooms, this was the only photo available. It looks like it could've feasibly been a kid's room. You can't help but wonder how opulent that master bedroom is (or why they wouldn't want to show it off, for that matter).

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This appears to be the basement of the home. It's intriguing that the glow of the sun makes this room appear sepia-toned, almost something out of The Wizard of Oz. You can see a fireplace, some very nice brickwork complementing it, and what looks to be a tree-stump converted into a coffee table. Not the projector on the ceiling and the roll-down projector screen near the far wall.

In its present state, between the plants and the décor, the house has an earthy quality to it.

Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
Photo Credit: Bob Feldman, General Bob Realty via Zillow
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Adding to the earthy qualities of this impeccable mansion is the screenhouse, which engulfs you in the surrounding greenery. I'd love a screenhouse in my future "forever home," but I don't think I have enough money even to rent this room on its own!

The current asking price for this mansion is $1.2 million, according to Zillow. You can find out more information about the property here.

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