- 05/06/2015 at 9:00 am #80549
This historic house is for sale. As one of the commenters says, we could use a local rich person to take this on. Dave Matthews? Tom Douglas? Maybe we don’t have to look quite that high. At 1.8 million it’s actually not crazy-out-of-line with other houses around here. Perfectly ordinary, but new and not in need of major work, houses are going for 1.2 million.
I’m really sad I missed the estate sale.05/06/2015 at 2:32 pm #80558
What an interesting story, Angeline! The comments were very interesting. That great room looks amazing and the gardens sound wonderful. I do hope the neighbor that is trying to buy it prevails. It does look like it will take A LOT of money to fix it up, but wow! if it is done properly it could be amazing. I am bummed I missed the estate sale too!05/06/2015 at 4:45 pm #80559
And here’s what it looks like staged:05/06/2015 at 10:17 pm #80560
Really makes me wonder what other local houses might hide a really superb interior. I live in a house of roughly the same era, not that much smaller, and while it’s a very pleasant house that was originally built for a prominent local attorney, it is perfectly ordinary inside.05/07/2015 at 8:24 am #80562
It looks so much nicer staged than in the photos from the estate sale, with stuff everywhere. From those photos I thought it needed tons of work. Now I just think it is lots. Doable.
It was common in those times to make the entertaining rooms over the top and the living space for the family plainer. My current house is from 1928 and it is like that, though the previous owner updated the master suite to be pretty nice.05/07/2015 at 8:56 am #80563
I went to the estate sale and it was fun. But since the rise of eBay, it has increased the gawkers and competition enormously at all the local sales.
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