1908 Colonial Revival – Pensacola, FL

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423 W Gregory St Pensacola, FL 32502

  • $250,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 4086 Sq Ft
Here's your chance to own a historic part of Pensacola! Built in the early 1900's, this home has many gorgeous artistic touches that were indicative of fine homes of the era-from the bold, beautiful woodwork to the fireplaces in each room, this home could be restored to it's original beauty. This home is also on an extra-large almost 1/2 acre lot. The possibilities are potentially endless! Zoned neighborhood commercial gives it even more possibility.
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Skip Geiser, Main Street Properties,
(850) 912-4123

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25 Comments on 1908 Colonial Revival – Pensacola, FL

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12421 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    These kind of houses, with prior owners belongings scattered about, really makes me sad.

    According to the estate sale description, the claw footed tubs and fireplace mantels were being sold. I don’t know if the photos were before or after the sale and if they remain or not.

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    • says: 47 comments

      Me too. I always find it incredibly sad. And thanks for the link to the previous owner. I love her house. I hope someone comes along and loves it as much as I’m sure she did. I hate to see that the mantels and tubs are part of the sale. But, on the other hand I go to a lot of local estate sales. I went to one a couple of months ago that was a lot like this one. The house was a wreck, belongings everywhere, they even had the mans billfold with pictures and ancient credit cards still in it for sale! It made me sad! Anyway, although dirty it was architecturally wonderful. Original wallpaper, Beautiful, beautiful wood work, and all the light fixtures were intact. I don’t see that very often in my neck of the woods. I ran around in there like a lunatic gasping with no shame in my game! Anyway, the house was sold & I can see them stripping it through the windows when I drive by (it’s down the street, I’m not THAT old house obsessed!). I kind of wish they would’ve sold the things inside if I had known they were just going to trash them. But what I really wish is that they would’ve left the house alone!

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    • Coral says: 3 comments

      HI Kelly,
      I’m from West Pensacola (currently residing in South America) Gregory St. is not in a fantastic area though the street view is relatively benign.It’s touch and go around there.
      There are many of these homes in that area in severe disrepair. It’s a shame really.
      I was actually looking for a home to purchase in Pensacola and stumbled across this listing.
      I really hope it’s restored, though I don’t have much faith that that is going to happen. 🙁

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  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12421 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I know some are not comfortable with sharing previous owners information but I think it gives the house a face. It is public, link.

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  3. C. Fleming says: 16 comments

    in this condition, I think 225,000 is a little much…but I love the house, and would take with the mess…

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12421 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I agree, seems high but then I don’t know anything about the area. The garage next door is an eyesore but the rest of the street didn’t appear too bad.

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  4. Amanda says: 1 comments

    Wow. It’s hard to see past all the color and terrible carpets. But deep down I think it’s could be beautiful!

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  5. Karrie says: 221 comments

    way too much money for its condition and do you have to remove all the stuff from the previous owners, And why are the tubs and mantels being sold. that would be a bummer. sad to see this once pretty house in a total disaster of a condition.

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  6. Bethany says: 3492 comments

    This house just looks so sad. I can almost feel the damp, and it’s so dark and dreary. I hope someone is able to breathe new life into it, but I am not inspired.

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  7. chris32chris32 says: 101 comments
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    Canton, GA

    There is something really sad about the picture of a woman’s wool coat hanging on one of the mantles. Like so many others, this house needs someone to love it, and it better be someone with deep pockets.

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  8. says: 2 comments

    I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I love the linoleum area rug by the front door. I find it charming. I also love the floral rug in living room too.

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    • says: 47 comments

      See? I love it too! Of course I would clean it and everything if I bought a house in this state and I’m a hopeless romantic, but I absolutely love to see how the decades march through a house over time. It’s fascinating! I would try and keep a souvenir from each piece of the houses’ history. It’s a little shabby, but it’s also a little fabulous. I know I’ve said this before on here, but I salvaged the heck out of some extremely dated linoleum rugs discovered in my house. I think they’re wonderful.

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  9. Jim says: 5530 comments

    “The possibilities are potentially endless!” Uh-huh

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  10. TimothyTimothy says: 140 comments

    Pensacola is a thriving city close to some of the best beaches in this country. The homes in the historic area usually command a premium price but I think that this one needs way too much work for this price. Especially if things are being taken out and sold off. Cleaning out previous owners possessions are sometimes par for the course with estate sales. I hope that someone with the vision and where with all to restore this beauty comes along but I fear that it will just sit on the market and continue to worsen.

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  11. Dot Gillis says: 37 comments

    Makes my heart hurt. Lots of work needed for this beauty. I think I’m getting better at recognizing things…I’m sure those front porch railings are not original…they look like interior railings?

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  12. John Shiflet says: 5638 comments

    Since the photos show an essentially intact period home with many original details, I find it inconceivable the sellers are parting out interior details and still asking a robust price unless most of the property’s value is in the lot and then that suggests a teardown possibility. (I hope not) As it stands right now, the house looks quite restorable.

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  13. Erick says: 1 comments

    I live in Pensacola and know the area pretty well. This house would be a perfect restoration project if the price was around $70,000 and in a better part of town. I don’t know where they got that 225k price. The lot is a nice size for being close to downtown but the rundown garage next door is a major eyesore.

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  14. says: 101 comments

    Wait…it was $225,ooo but now it’s $25o,ooo? That makes no sense.

    Having said that, if I had the money I’d buy it in a second. I lived in Pensacola as a teen and loved the old houses downtown. What’s that porch thing with the stairs to the basement? Anybody know?

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  15. malinda says: 3 comments

    I found this house today leaving the civic center downtown, I almost slammed on breaks just because it’s very very different from the rest of the block. I got out and took a peak around and it’s charm is very unique, looks like finding out of a movie, maybe a horror movie at that, for everyone asking about the possessions inside it did still appear very full. And they don’t show this part but on the right side of the house second story, there’s what appears to be a tree growing from inside!!! I contacted the company, hopefully I’ll get a call back, I’m interested in talking a walk thru and to see if any antique pieces are left. I love thinking of who sat in this chair and curled her hair. Beautiful/broken/starving for love house. Should be priced at an extremely lower price!

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  16. malinda says: 3 comments

    I took a couple of pictures as well if interested in them

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  17. malinda says: 3 comments

    I wrote the realtor’s, no reply yet

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  18. JullesJulles says: 542 comments
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    Went and saw the house today. Neighborhood is so-so with another remodeled house, some boarded up places and some homeless people but the location is great. It is close to downtown Pensacola which is a great small city. Nothing has been done to the house since the pictures were taken and it is still for sale. I talked to the realtor who said the house is still $250,000. and she,the owner, isn’t budging. The price is unrealistic especially when houses that are restored go in the low $300,000 and this look like it immediately needs to have all it’s mechanicals and roof replaced. When we asked why the price was so unrealistic, the realtor said that the owner had been offered $150,000 and turned it down. He said that what it was worth and what she was asking for it were two different things. We all agreed that she should have taken the $150,000 and run. You could easily sink $100,000 into the house and have it just livable. The realtor said that the lot was actually three lots and that was why the owner wanted so much. What the owner doesn’t realize is that no one wants to build anything next to boarded up houses and businesses.

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  19. OldHouseLoverFromSCOldHouseLoverFromSC says: 19 comments
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    1852 Colonial
    Charleston, SC

    I really enjoy the Endangered List of yours, Kelly. Zillow reports this home finally sold on 8/1/17 for $125,000. There are some additional photos, as well.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/423-W-Gregory-St-Pensacola,-FL-32502_rb/44723765_zpid/?

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