c. 1870 Italianate – Solon, ME

Added to OHD on 6/25/14   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   27 Comments
Lost/Demolished

2 Pleasant St, Solon, ME 04979

Maps: Street | Aerial

  • 5 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1900 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
Home sold as entry at your own risk

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27 Comments on c. 1870 Italianate – Solon, ME

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12114 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I guess the agent was not willing to risk it?

    The corner location isn’t ideal but here’s hoping someone will save it. For $12k, I’d be willing to move it to a better piece of property, if the interior is as striking as the exterior and it’s stable enough to move.

  2. Shelley says: 16 comments

    I love how it says home sold as enter at your own risk. ha

  3. Sarah says: 2 comments

    What a beautiful house.

  4. David Frederick says: 1 comments

    Why is it listed as “Enter At Your Own Risk”???

  5. Ross says: 2416 comments

    As I understand it, in talking with a local, just inside the front door is a fracture in the time/space continuum. So, entering could cause all hell to break loose regarding quantum physics and Life As We Know It.

    Or maybe the realtor is just a scardy cat and doesn’t like old houses.

    For $12K, the place might well be a steal. Love the exterior. I pine for the interior.

  6. John Shiflet says: 5425 comments

    When a house comes with such dire warnings as “enter at your own risk” the mind begins racing with potential scenarios. I looked at those photos which show the roof and didn’t observe any major damage because failing roofs are the number one enemy of old houses. But then there are other ways for water to get into an old house and given Maines’ winters, could pipes have frozen then thawed and damaged the interior? Alternately, did hoarders live in the house and leave it full of stuff? The house is rather formal in its Italianate appearance with the original looking arched topped doors, ornamental window caps and bracketed console over the doorway. But then again the super low price and ominous warning cause all kinds of scary images from old house nightmares to materialize…For now, this is a “mystery” house. We must keep in mind that non-old house people will look at an unrestored old house and see it as shabby and badly needing modernization (some windows appear to be newer) so sometimes a lot of the problem is with the subjective eye of the beholder but I suspect this one has some real problems everyone would agree to.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7105 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hehehe. It’s a real mystery. My guess is floor structures; but they might have opened the storm door and seen a big spider… 😉

    • DenDen says: 94 comments

      John,
      My mother actually lives in Solon and this house has been empty the entire time she’s lived there. I asked about it once and, if memory serves, the foundation is in very bad shape. Beyond that, I don’t have any details.

  7. scott says: 58 comments

    I agree with john…the first thing I noticed was the roof appears to be in good shape… no gaping holes… then I noticed what looked like an upper window open on the second floor…I wonder if the house has wasps or bats… snakes… some sort of wild life….

  8. Jim says: 5237 comments

    There may not be anything dangerous about the house except a lack of homeowners liability insurance. Or it may be infested with rabid wolverines.

  9. Laurie says: 1704 comments

    Or vampires. Don’t enter after dark. It’s unfair to show such a beautiful exterior with a warning like that about going inside! That makes me more determined to get in.

  10. Joseph says: 435 comments

    Well I suppose one of us could just email the realtor, but it is probably more of a cover your .. sort of thing. There is a house around the corner from me with the same warning, and the photos show nothing inside that is of apparent concern.

    As for this house, I wonder if there is an issue with the land. It looks as if the adjacent lot is neatly maintained, and if that is in fact an adjacent lot, there is no real access for getting cars in the garage. So tempting as it it, it seems to be a nice house in a very small town but on a busier intersection than you might want. Still, 12K……

  11. Lauren says: 2 comments

    Does any one know what property taxes are?

  12. Julie Armstrong says: 1 comments

    My great-grandparents lived in Solon, happy to say this was not their house. It is a bit of a distance from Solon into the next biggest town, but a gorgeous place in the mountains.

  13. vincenzo russo says: 2 comments

    I actually got more info on the house the agent sent me great pics he didn’t think the inside was as in good shape then it was ….and I am actcually very interested in it…

  14. John Shiflet says: 5425 comments

    The house is crying out for a caring new owner-if its a project you believe you can handle, I wish you the best of luck with it. Best, if your budget can accomodate it, to contract out some of the work to reputable tradespeople so the work won’t stretch out for years as such projects often do when only one person or a couple are working on it. (I should know-my spouse and I are in the 25th year of our originally planned 2 year restoration)

  15. Beth says: 1 comments

    It’s right around the corner from a biker bar.

  16. Dog Lover says: 3 comments

    The house is worth more than what they are asking for the parts and pieces.

  17. Ashley Bolden says: 1 comments

    I’m a loyal silent follower of this page and I absolutely adore this home. To bad that it is almost 15 hours from me but I did however find 2 pictures of the interior and WOW!!!!http://www.countryliving.com/real-estate/a5613/fixer-uppers-for-sale/

  18. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12114 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Aerial view shows this was demolished.

    • DenDen says: 94 comments

      Sadly, it’s been gone for a couple of years now, maybe even three. It was in a fairly prominent place in Solon, so its absence is pretty noticeable. My understanding is that due to the foundation issue, it would have had to be a tear down anyway. 🙁

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