1885 Italianate – Tidioute, PA

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8 Economy St, Tidioute, PA 16351

  • $120,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2864 Sq Ft
  • 0.55 Ac.
This historic Victorian home is waiting for a new owner to care for it as the previous owners have. It was built in 1885 and has been well cared for and restored with attention to detail in preserving the home's charter. It's on a corner lot and has a two stall garage. This beautiful home sports 5 bedrooms and 2 baths. Two of the original marble fireplaces accent the rooms. Period light fixtures have been converted to add to the ambience and historic feel to the home. This wonderful home is located in the historical vacation town of Tidioute and would make a great residence or bed and breakfast. Call today to view this spectacular property.
Contact Information
Karlene Smith, Real Living Avista Properties,
(814) 723-3910

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13 Comments on 1885 Italianate – Tidioute, PA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11898 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    A house that has been sitting on my “hope for more pics” list. Not a fan of the green on green paint job but love the structure itself.

  2. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    On “Economy” Street…the price must reflect the location. Textbook Italianate style house with nice period details. I wonder why someone covered the (likely Italianate style) newel post with a jacket or cover? The house comes with a half-acre lot, another plus. While the exterior colors seem period appropriate, I think the house would have had more visual appeal inside without the strong green and floral wall coverings. Where else can one find a formal Italianate at this price? Not many, I would speculate.

    • Mark says: 145 comments

      I’m guessing the newel post was just being used as a coat hanger and they didn’t realize that it’s an important feature for the photos.

      I was expecting a little more with the detail in the interior. It looks a little basic for some of the better oil region homes based on it’s nice exterior. Better photos would surely help. There may be more details hiding(mantles, floor inlays, etc.)

      The majority of the interior woodwork is painted. I think if you’re going with lots of wallpaper in a Victorian it looks best with original woodwork that would not have been painted. Steeler country!

      • Mark says: 145 comments

        It looks to be one of a kind in town, older and near the highest Zillow value homes in Tidioute. In that case it shouldn’t be any fancier inside. Some of the other nearby towns seemed to have a new wealth one-upmanship when being built.

        A nice home for the price. I don’t know if there is enough traffic through Tidioute for a bed and breakfast.

  3. Aug says: 39 comments

    Wow! Original converted gas fixtures! Great house! That cupola has views up and down the Allegheny River! Does that make it more of a widow’s walk? Sorry I’m no expert on old house terminology… I just like them. This town has a population of less than 1000 people. The high school 2 miles from me has an enrollment of 2400 students! What a great place to get off the grid! Kelly, thank you for keeping this site going!

    • Ernie says: 120 comments

      Widow’s walks generally apply to an open to the sky flat rooftop platform enclosed by a wooden or cast iron railing, These were a common feature found on seaside coastal dwellings. This is where a where a mariners wife might anxiously search the horizon daily hoping for the safe return of a loved one who would be long overdue from a journey at sea. As 18th and 19th century ocean voyages were perilous and many ships would be lost with all hands on board thus the term Widow’s walk came into being.

      I think the proper period term for an enclosed cupola from this time period is the Italian word “Belvedere” much like porches and terraces are referred to on Victorian domestic architectural blueptints as piazzas.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6049 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Sure wish they’d have given us a good shot of the Cornelius, amber glass, gasolier in the parlor. Nice. The one in the hall is great too..

  4. RossRoss says: 2456 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Properly restored, this house would be a treasure.

    Love how intact the exterior seems, and that fabulous U-shaped porch!

    The cupola would be the ideal place for a comfortable chair, a small table to hold a glass of wine, and as a place to watch the sun set. Perfection.

  5. Paul W says: 473 comments

    I had featured this one on my rustbelt preservationist blog and I’m surprised it hasn’t sold. Another great area in that part of the country for old houses is Oil City where it seems restorations has been picking up.

  6. Karrie says: 244 comments

    not enough pictures of this place to get a feel of it. why so much wall paper? would love to see pictures of each floor and the outside more… its a beautiful home from what I could tell. Guess one would have to travel there and see it in person to get the true feeling of this home….

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