1892 – Syracuse, IN

Added to OHD on 9/8/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   27 Comments
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17806 Us Highway 6, Syracuse, IN 46567

  • $55,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2172 Sq Ft
  • 1.68 Ac.
This home has tons of character and is ready for a makeover. Don't wait any longer; you could be the one that brings the heartbeat back into this home's life. Searching for a loving owner who will accept the home being sold in "As Is" condition and it will probably need to be a cash buyer. Please take time to visit this home, it's worth it.
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Heather Adamson, Adventure Real Estate
(574) 642-4056

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27 Comments on 1892 – Syracuse, IN

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  1. Jordan says: 3 comments

    What a beautiful house! I love that it is such a blank slate!

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  2. RossRoss says: 2413 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    The house has has ZERO neighbors. This could be a plus, or minus, depending on what a buyer is looking for.

    The house comes with a bit less than 2 acres.

    Fabulous house. I love it.

    The place would make an ideal weekend retreat for anybody living in South Bend or Fort Wayne.

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  3. Bethany says: 3466 comments

    This is one of the reasons my heart will always be in the midwest. I adore these brick farmhouses that populate the countryside. This is a super day on OHD today!

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  4. Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

    Wasn’t too hard to date this one, was it? Wish everybody would inscribe the build date on their houses. Just imagine people in the future saying “Wow, 2015! What a freaking long time ago!”

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  5. KarenB says: 319 comments

    Another great project house with some wonderful features. It is a shame that the land has either been sold off or the owner is keeping. This house needs a bit more than the acreage that they are selling with it.

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  6. Sue S. says: 274 comments

    Very cool. Can someone read the name and date plaque completely? I see __ L. Lutes 1892 — what’s the first initial? A? H? I’m curious about the family. Thanks.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5390 comments
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      Sue, the property is listed in local historical resources as the Alexander Lutes farm. Lutes (1849-1908) was born in Ohio and descended from an old Pennsylvania German family (Lutz). He came to this area as a young man, worked as a sawyer and married Barbara Ellen Barringer. The Lutes had 7 children and owned the 160 acre farm here. After Alexander’s death, middle son Charles owned the farm free and clear; Barbara moved to Milford and stayed with her eldest son Alonzo, a stable man.

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    • Mary lutes Holderman says: 1 comments

      The house was built by my great grandfather Alexander Lutes. He operated a sawmill on the property.

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  7. Wendy says: 44 comments

    I love it when you post the fixer-uppers, or as my mother would say “that house needs a friend!”

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  8. Sapphy says: 376 comments

    This house has a ton of possibility. Along with a ton of work and money that needs to go into restoring it. I really like the fishtail tiles on the roof. I don’t think i’ve ever seen them on a roof before. I’d love a house like this, and all the privacy that comes with it. Just out of curiosity, in the second to last photo, what’s that thing which looks like a stairway spindle doing stuck on the wall?

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    • Vicki F says: 62 comments

      Sapphy, that is a corner protector and was generally used with wallpaper to keep the edges of the paper intact when people brushed up against the corner.

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  9. Susan W. says: 1 comments

    Sapphy , the wooden thing on the wall is a corner guard, used to protect the plaster on the corner from getting any wear or chips. These are very common in late 19th and very early 20th century houses.

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  10. Leisha Kelly-Terrill says: 4 comments

    What a beautiful week on “Old house Dreams”

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  11. Paul W says: 464 comments

    Great woodwork, big radiators and a nice setting, Price seems reasonable too. I would suspect one could get a loan on this house, there are some rural loan programs out there

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    • Sapphy says: 376 comments

      This house would never get approved for a rural loan. They are very strict with the condition a house is in. If there’s a speck of mold or lead paint, they’ll turn down the application.

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      • RossRoss says: 2413 comments
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        1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
        Emporia, KS

        I live in a rural area. People get house loans all the time. And all homes pre-1970 have lead paint. And most homes ’round here are pre-1970.

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        • Saphoona says: 376 comments

          That might be true, but they probably are not getting their loans via USDA Rural Development. Or at least they aren’t in the state i’m in. If there’s a spot of lead paint, or a flake of asbestos, they will deny your loan application.

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  12. Roxy says: 12 comments

    Love the name and date on the outside-shows pride in their home!

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  13. SueSue says: 1109 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Again one of those homes that seems so lonely to me. Perhaps it is the rural setting it is in. I can see it cold a dark during the winter. It’s is quite beautiful. I truly hope someone buys it and fills it with light.

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  14. Laurie W. says: 1700 comments

    I like this house! I love the midwest honest simple farmhouses; they are friendly & this house was and deserves to be again. Syracuse is a beautiful area — I visited my aunt & uncle on Lake Wawasee there many summers & have great memories of it. Fertile land as far as the eye could see, beautiful cornfields.

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  15. cheryl plato says: 174 comments

    Hauntingly beautiful…….

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  16. JimHJimH says: 5390 comments
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    US Highway 6 isn’t the busiest, but you’re going to get cars and trucks whizzing by at all hours. It’s just a sad fact that many older rural homes were built on roads that became highways. This house is best for someone who can turn that negative into a positive with some sort of business idea, maybe a farm stand or antique shop.

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  17. John R. Huff Jr. says: 167 comments

    Some pretty dark woodwork on the doors in one of the rooms. Also, look at that narrow staircase which is enclosed with a door. I would have thought it would be more open I suppose just on the appearance from the outside of the house.

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  18. Melody says: 501 comments

    This house would fit right in here in SW Ontario. Every detail of it looks familiar, as it is just like the red and yellow farmhouses that we have. I absolutely love them! Well, except for trying to get furniture up those stairs.

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