1895 Colonial Revival – Newark, OH

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88 Chestnut St, Newark, OH 43055

  • $124,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4955 Sq Ft
  • 0.13 Ac.
1895 - 2.5 story home. Hardwood floors. 6 decorative fireplaces. Gorgeous woodwork. Large rooms, 5 or 6 bedrooms, mostly insulated windows. New Trane hi-efficiency furnace. Main floor bedroom could be family room. 10' ceilings. Large basement with poured walls approx 12''-16'' thick and it's dry. It does still need some work but what a buy.
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Billie Allen, Coldwell Bank,
(740) 366-3318

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22 Comments on 1895 Colonial Revival – Newark, OH

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  1. Kim says: 1 comments

    What a stunning gem! I love this house! (I hope you’re felling better, too!!)

  2. RossRoss says: 2457 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I love this house, too! It is hard to explain but the house seems so, well, masculine!

    • says: 47 comments

      I agree Ross! Something about the dark stained wood and red tile on that fireplace does seem, well, masculine! And, lovely. I really like the interior of this house.

  3. TimothyTimothy says: 140 comments

    This is a neat old house!

    I’m not crazy about the green trim in the kitchen but as Kelly pointed out once, how hard is it to buy a brush and paint color of your taste and get busy. (I paraphrase her comment)

    • Kate says: 6 comments

      The green in the kitchen is gone. The awful linoleum in the kitchen is gone, too. I’ve refinished the original wood floors in there, and am working on installing a functioning kitchen. There was only one (cheap and hideously ugly) cabinet with a non-functioning sink when I bought the place. Eventually, I’d like to strip all the woodwork in there but in the interest of timeliness, I’ve painted it blue. I’ll post pictures when it’s finished.

  4. Sage says: 49 comments

    Oh yeah, this is my favorite style, this one is really nice. Looks like not too much to remove and plenty of original features. I love that little closet sink. I even like the kitchen floor. It would be so much fun to do something with that attic.

  5. Betsy says: 157 comments

    Wow – in astonishing untouched condition ! Lots of great details remain, new furnace. I agree , a great deal

  6. Sandra McNichol says: 72 comments

    I also love this house! Wow – very little remuddling has gone on, which is wonderful. Beautiful rooms, leaded glass doors in DR, original wood floors, great light coming in, LOVE!! those corner sinks with the porcelain or enamel covered back-splashes and iron brackets holding them up, LOVE! the attic – oooh what we all could DO with that wonderful attic, right? What is going on in Newark Ohio that a house like this is so inexpensive – would someone who knows please fill me in?? Or is this just in a not great neighborhood in Newark? What the heck???

    • Julian says: 4 comments

      There are not too many “good” neighborhoods near downtown Newark these days.

      • John Shiflet says: 5916 comments

        As Julian has noted, neighborhood location/reputation is a prime consideration in Ohio cities. This was borne out during our brief visit a couple of weeks ago to the once grand Daytonview neighborhood in Dayton. It has graceful boulevards winding around streets named for Ivy-league colleges at the turn of the last century. (Harvard, Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Vassar) The much faded mansions there suggest the original homeowners probably were well off enough to send their sons and daughters to these hallowed institutions. But today, the signs of decay and neglect are almost tragic. A recent former mansion on Harvard Boulevard sold a few weeks ago for $15,000-a pittance, but the copper and brass plumbing had been stripped, the lovely front facing stained glass window stolen and the lavish interior vandalized. I’m not familiar with Newark, but I know formerly good neighborhoods turned bad can be found in Toledo, Cincinnati, and Cleveland and yes, in Dayton. (nearby Springfield presented a much more hopeful picture) If some folks don’t come forward to rescue houses like this one and its neighbors, they will continue to be lost. Ohio needs more old house homesteaders to stem the losses of its many outstanding old houses. A rare twin towered Queen Anne in Dayton’s Riverdale neighborhood (44 East Mumma) that I wanted to photograph was sadly now a vacant lot when we visited a couple of weeks ago. But this thorny problem of more old houses available than old house owners is a national phenomenon-I hope this blog will demonstrate what is available and lead to an increase in the ranks of old house enthusiasts.

        • Abbi Jane says: 1 comments

          I was just browsing through this wonderful blog and had to say something to you! I am a student at OSU and live in Columbus, OH. My older sister has lived in Dayton for about 8 years. We are very close, and I have visited her very often, and sometimes stay for weeks at a time. One of my very favorite things to do is drive around the neighborhoods down there. Dayton was such an amazing, grand city about 100 years ago and it makes my heart almost break to see the horrendous state of disrepair that so many of the once grand houses are in now. I would absolutely LOVE to flip/restore homes in that area I sadly lack the skills, but I would love to learn. Sometimes it’s hard to focus on school when I think about things I could be doing instead lol. Anyway, I agree with you on that front, and think more people need to act on their love of old houses!

  7. says: 47 comments

    Sigh. Those built ins are beautiful. I wish someone would’ve had second thoughts, or perhaps a decent first thought, and not torn ours out.

  8. says: 36 comments

    Looking at this gorgeous old home was very much like listening to a well loved old tune being played on the piano, and then a profoundly sour note was sounded when getting to the bathroom….”SIGH” folks ALWAYS mess up the bathrooms in these old gems. Still lovely, and not too much work needed to bring it back to it’s former glory….

  9. Paul WPaul W says: 464 comments

    Classic house probably had some long term same family ownership. Love the woodwork , the mantels. A very mive “upper middle” class house of its day. Would not take much to bring this back. I could see this in a more formal interior design with the right furniture. High level of potential here.

  10. Maria says: 7 comments

    This house is stunning. The entranceway alone had me hooked. Love the built-ins & not too much ” modernization.”

  11. Shelby says: 6 comments

    I live in Newark and saw this house listed. I saved it as a favorite and it sold not long after. Fell in love with the pics! There are many homes like this in Newark, some divided into apartments. If you ever get the chance to come back, Hudson Ave has many many historic big homes like this!!!

  12. Kate says: 6 comments

    This property actually contains two houses and a barn. The barn, as it turns out, used to house the city’s carriages. I found ledgers from that time, as well as some other things from past owners-old campaign buttons, financial magazines from 1904, checks from banks that haven’t existed in years. I didn’t just buy a house; I bought an adventure. And I am giddy over it.

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