1906 – Vincennes, IN

Off Market / Archived
Posted June 2015. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 6/4/15   -   Last OHD Update: 10/14/19   -   33 Comments

602 N 6th St, Vincennes, IN 47591

  • Auction
  • 6 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4104 Sq Ft
  • 0.22 Ac.
Three story Victorian home, There are beautiful stain glass windows in the dining room, kitchen and stairway. Large open entryway that leads into great room/living room with fire place. This unique property is perfect for any homebuyer or investor. This home will auctioned on Tuesday, November 10 - Friday, November 13. The price displayed is the Starting Bid amount of $10,000. For information and to register to bid on this property, please visit Auction.com. *APID2044873*
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Diana Arnold, Arnold Real Estate North,
(812) 886-0202


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33 Comments on 1906 – Vincennes, IN

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  1. RossRoss says: 2524 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    There is a lot to like about this house, but there is NO yard! None!

    While my own house is yard-challenged, there are still areas to accommodate gardens and tables and chairs and privacy.

  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11734 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sorry, forgot to mention John S. sent this in. 🙂

  3. Amanda says: 1 comments

    No yard and if memory serves me right, this is right on a fairly busy street smack in the middle of the college area meaning lots of houses converted into apartments.

    • William says: 1 comments

      Yes on a busy street but the university is across town. Ive been in this house back in 1998 doing a furniture change. I believe the main sitting room had a nautical theme and a dining room with this gaudy rose wallpaper.

  4. Melody says: 569 comments

    This makes me sad. 🙁 The poor house is crying for a spacious yard on a quiet street. And for someone to tear off that scab of a garage.

    The first few rooms shown look promising, but then some others are shown. Yikes! And what is up with that green tiled room? Is that actually a bathroom? At least 6 steps down to a sink and maybe a toilet in the corner.

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    • Frances Schierenbeck says: 112 comments

      That green bathroom is a Yikes! I would hate to have to use it in the middle of the night, I would trip on the stairs and go head first into the sink! Love the prairie influence on the stained glass. Looks like they could not quite decide on style, very eclectic, love it!

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    • DogRescuer says: 16 comments

      That weird bath (half bath?) really creeps me out. 😛

  5. JimHJimH says: 4870 comments
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    It’s a shame such a fine house was built without a yard. The Sanborn maps show it was built in 1909 at the earliest sharing a lot with the house to the right, which is a few years older. The house behind is older than both.
    This one is fighting an uphill battle against a demand for student apartments – I hope it wins. Maybe there’s a buyer that would prefer to spend time inside enjoying the woodwork and stained glass than sitting outside.
    https://spatialdata.iu.edu/DOQQS/state/sanborn/public/pdf/1909/02525_1909-0014.pdf

  6. Bethany says: 3324 comments

    I wondered why the exterior shot was too close up and doesn’t give a good perspective of how the house sits on the property–I guess that’s because there is no property! Anyhoo, my attention was caught by the stairs to the bathroom (NEVER seen that before), and the spiral stairs to the basement. How dangerous, especially when you think about how most people carry large items up and down basement stairs–laundry baskets, things that need to be stored, etc. An entertaining home to look at, definitely not boring!

  7. Trish says: 5 comments

    I love this house. It’s charm is in all its quirks and oddities. What a fun house to live in! Except the no yard part……that’s a non negotiablefor me. Lots of outside space is essential! Wish I could see this house in person. The crazy green bathroom….I wonder where in the house it’s located?

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  8. Paul W says: 539 comments

    The house is ‘quirky’ but the yard has possibilities. The front could be with a nice wrought iron fenced space and some better more scaled plantings and you have nice front porch which could have some drop down shades for privacy and screening. I see the possibility of taking the roof over the garage and creating a nice rooftop deck with container gardens, a hammock and maybe an arbor.

    People are looking more and more for low maintenance landscapes and small yards but still want a big house. I see this as good for someone who want to putter a bit in garden but maybe no longer has kids who need play space.

    I am guessing that green bathroom is either a landing on a servants stair or original stairs to basement. This house just need some better space planning and some minor layout changes, including that kitchen but with some minor changes would be a much better house.

    Lot of house for the money.

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    • RossRoss says: 2524 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Hi Paul, good idea to make a deck on top of the garage. For me, that would offer just enough outdoor space.

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  9. John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

    It’s fortunate for comparison we have that large Romanesque house recently posted nearby: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/05/13/1904-romanesque-vincennes-in/
    The Romanesque house is claimed to date from 1904 but many of the interior and exterior details appear to be from a decade or two earlier. This house however, fits comfortably into the first decade of the 20th century although the Art Nouveau style stained glass windows would have been fading in popularity by 1909 assuming the Sanborn maps are an accurate indicator. Much of the interior is classic early 1900’s American Arts & Crafts in style unlike the eclectic aforementioned Romanesque house interior. Perhaps because I’ve mowed a half acre size lot for over two decades with a non-self propelled mower, (gas engined push mower) the notion of a smaller yard is less of a negative in my eyes. But smaller lots also have less privacy and limit the scope of outdoor possibilities. This is decidedly a busy location with a large subsidized (albeit apparently well maintained) apartment housing block nearby. Streetview from 2014 shows this now foreclosed home was on the market back then. I see greater potential for the attic/third floor as well as the basement than is seen currently. Not sure about the green tiled bathroom, but it might be a bit dicey to direct tipsy guests there after a New Year Eve’s party and for many seniors, it might be for all practical purposes inaccessible. Still, someone put a lot of work into it and I think it should be retained maybe with a hand railing on the right side wall above the steps. Good ideas, Paul, about adding use to the garage roof for decking to create a more private oasis. I also like the early Frank Lloyd Wright flavored geometrical sidelights at the entry. As for house style, I think Eclectic is the safest bet because there are elements of different styles on the exterior. For the money (assuming all the details seen in the listing photos remain) I think the house represents a good value although at least some cosmetic work (check the mechanicals too) is needed. The Spanish tiled roof will last almost forever unless hit will large hail. Great house overall which is why I recommended it to be posted.

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  10. John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

    Price reduced to $74,900 on Zillow. Even better value now.

    • John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

      Now $69,900…these folks are motivated sellers. What a deal for someone. You could not build a replica of a house like this for much under a million.

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  11. John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

    Reduced to $64,900…any questions?

  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 5614 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Looks like this one is going to be auctioned off Tuesday, November 10th, with a starting bid of $10K! Hope someone buys with the intention of preserving it. Looks like SOMEBODY is going to get a smokin good deal.
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3218241454-602-N-6th-St-Vincennes-IN-47591?ecampaign=con_day_propertysearchforsale_bk&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Fproperty%2F3218241454-602-N-6th-St-Vincennes-IN-47591

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  13. John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

    Thanks, Jeff. I’m utterly mystified as to why this mansion level house hasn’t sold before now but then I haven’t visited it in person so there may be other factors. Oh, how I wish we were in a position to buy right now…(or at least go take a look at this one)

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5614 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      You’d probably like Vincennes John. It’s a nice little town. My parents and my brother and his family are there so I visit frequently. It’s a bit on the sleepy, “conservative” side for me personally; but if you don’t mind town sponsored “Christian” parades, it’s a-ok. The downtown historic district has seen quite a few restorations in the past so many years, but there are still more “fixers” and multi’s than not. There are FOR SURE deals to be had! 🙂

      You’ve probably seen it, but for those interested, I photographed my favorite Vincennes old houses a while ago and posted them in this gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/regulusalpha/albums/72157639822197473

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      • JimHJimH says: 4870 comments
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        Nice album Jeff – you know how to handle a camera! Adding location/description captions is work, but would make it better. 🙂

      • John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

        Thanks for sharing the Vincennes photos, Jeff. I feel someone will get a really good deal on this one at the Nov. 10th auction. If you hear how much it sells for, please lets us know. Not all auctions result in super bargains; as any auction veteran will tell you, all that is needed for a successful auction is at least two buyers showing up wanting the same thing.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 5614 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Sure thing John. I’ll keep an eye on it. I’d be VERY surprised if the eventual sale price reaches the current ask. We’ll see..

  14. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 14 comments

    I have been watching this home for sometime and just noticed the auction information on Zillow. I too hope someone will restore it and not cut it up into apartments. I would love to know what it sells for and what happens to this home.

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  15. Biz says: 4 comments

    We looked at this house and it’s beautiful! It would be tragic not to save it. What happen at the November auction? Did the bank buy it back? It has a roof leak, some water damage, and no AC. I know it’s not lendable, but what else is wrong that no one is saying?

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  16. Biz says: 4 comments

    Rosewater, I enjoyed the photos of the houses… as an 11th generation Vincennes native.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5614 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Glad to hear it. Thanks’. 11th Generation must make you descended from the Huguenot or at least Acadien settlers. That’s really cool! Cheers!

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  17. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 238 comments

    I believe the price has been reduced to $45,000. This house it too wonderful words. How I wish…..

  18. Adam says: 3 comments

    I asked about it and the realtor said the bank would probably take a cash offer in the low 40’s I put my $15k offer in lol and they said that was probably a no go.

  19. RosewaterRosewater says: 5614 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    This house keeps bouncing ON and OFF and ON and OFF and ON the market like a crazed ping pong ball. Who knows! Good luck to ya Adam!

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  20. Biz says: 4 comments

    Adam, any word on the house?

  21. Biz says: 4 comments

    Rosewater, you’re exactly right! I’m from the Acadien settlers.

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  22. Tony Sergenese says: 1 comments

    The last I saw on this home the price was reduced to $34,900 around the date of 2/10/16. I would be interested but I’m not from the area so I don’t know what jobs are available or not. Someone will get a good deal no doubt. Love this site.

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