Washington, LA

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334 E Vine St, Washington, LA

  • $40,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 2835 Sq Ft
So many possibilities! This large home is on a corner lot in historic Washington. It has central heating and AC & a fairly new kitchen. The remainder of the home needs repairs & leveling. 2 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs and 3 bedrooms and 2 baths downstairs. Lovely porch across front. With a little TLC this could be a beautfiul home.

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  1. says: 3 comments

    I am in the process of purchasing this house. I will keep everyone updated as to the progress. Waiting on paperwork at the moment. Lots of pictures to follow.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That’s awesome, OldGold! This is one of my favorite styles of homes, if not my favorite style. I would love to see pics of your progress. 🙂

    • says: 3 comments

      Forgot to mention a key fact. The house will be restored to it’s 1930s appearance. This includes an original Philco floor model radio and wood stove in kitchen. It currently has a modern litchen, but I have a wood stove that will have gas burners under the plates. The house will look about 80% original. No track or recessed lighting will be used. Any updates will be concealed. My family and I will live in the house once complete, so some modern attributes will be needed. The pictures of the during and after restoration may not be uploaded as per the sites regulations. I will post when the pictures are available and I can email them upon request.

  2. Jill T says: 5 comments

    Good for you! This house has LOTS of potential. Would love to see your progress. If it’s okay with Kelly to refer you to wavyglass.org, there are other old house lovers there who love photos and share advice on how-to’s.

    Jill

  3. says: 3 comments

    Hello all,

    I have not been able to do anything with the house. As far as the court house is concerned, the house doesn’t exist. I will have to put it on the back burner as I can’t do anything without permits and the fact that the house may end up being being under someone else’s possession deters me from proceeding. I will update as this is sorted out. I will continue to investigate deed records and such to find out why the house isn’t archived in the records.

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  4. Jerrye Barre says: 1 comments

    Old Gold,
    After doing a google map search I noticed the house next door looks vacant. Don’t know how recent the picture is, but, something you might want to look into -Sometimes property was originally in a name of original land owner and got divided, like in the case of family who may have built houses next to another family member on land which may have been given or inherited, etc . After years go by, one dies and the other may or may not change the status of the original deed. It gets tricky as time moves on and may be in the name of whoever paid the taxes for years without having the original title changed. Both houses there appear very old and in small towns a lot of things slip through the cracks(no pun intended) unnoticed for years.
    Also noticed this house had been recently listed with several real estate people in that area. How did that come about? Was this house on the HUD repo list? I can’t remember where I first saw it, but I think it may have been over a year ago while doing a property search for that town on HUD properties. Can’t remember.
    Anyway, if you have a bill of sale, somewhere there exists a way to track what you are looking for. Also I noticed on the google map, there is a church that backs up on the rear or the property. You might get some info there. Sometimes people donate property to the church or got their property taken by dishonest church dealings.
    Without knowing how you got to the point where you are. Hard to say, but ALWAYS trust that things are not always as they seem when dealing with property. You may have to end up getting a lawyer as you may have already figured out. Good luck to you.
    Jerrye Barre’

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  5. Lisa Nichols says: 108 comments

    Old Gold, I was just wondering what has become of your house. I reminds me of the house I grew up in up in a little settlement called Leander, LA. This place is so small, I don’t even know if it is on the map anymore! Anyway, our place had a breeze way porch thru the middle of the house with rooms on both sides. The window configuration is similar to the old house. Good luck with your house!

  6. Old Gold says: 1 comments

    I thought I had removed myself from the site. I ended up letting it go because I couldn’t do anything with it. The deed shows the land but not the house. No one was able to find a deed or anything for the house itself. I really wanted to rescue it, but I couldn’t get a proof of ownership. It was in a questionable neighborhood and I was hoping to separate it all and have it moved to my land in the country. It needed lots of foundation work. That would have fixed, correctly, once it was relocated. Sadly, it sold. I believe they just wanted the land. I do not know the fate of the house.

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