Benton, PA

Added to OHD on 7/5/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   11 Comments
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140 Mill St, Benton, PA 17814

  • $95,400
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 1620 Sq Ft
  • 1.42 Ac.
LOOK NO FURTHER! Plenty of room for the whole family in this 4 bedroom home. Enjoy lounging or entertaining on the wrap around porch of this home in Benton. Located on more than 1 acre, this home has hardwood floors and lots of country charm. The house has a first floor laundry room and tons of storage throughout. The walk up attic is partially finished and there is also a detached garage.
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Susan Mitchem-Conner, Strausser Real Estate
(570) 441-3909
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11 Comments on Benton, PA

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  1. JimHJimH says: 4939 comments
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    The interior is a bit disappointing for lack of period detail, at least compared to many of the beauties we see on OHD. Only a glimpse of one fireplace, maybe closed off. Some attractive porch and gable ornament survives. Could be a comfortable family home with some “vintage charm” in realtor-speak.

  2. says: 5 comments

    Love the wood floors,I will have to remember that layout next time I put wood down.

  3. Stephen P Rooney says: 6 comments

    The price is right!

  4. In awe says: 1 comments

    Can somebody explain why there are different windows and trim work on the gables?

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1097 comments

      Are you referring to why are there Palladian style windows in the gables while the rest of the windows are one over one with a projecting lentil? The general Queen Anne influenced style, turned porch posts, decorative bargeboards, and porch trim look 1880’s to me, but Palladian windows are more of a late Queen Anne into Colonial/ Classical Revival feature. And then there is the listing’s 1919 build date, which we know is wrong.

  5. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Correct, of course, Charleston John. The house probably reflects a number of interior updates over the years such as the Craftsman era knee walls which perhaps had leaded glass doors and probably had supporting columns atop the walls at one time. The slender chimney seen at one end partially obscures the gable Palladian style window so it must have been added later. The exterior millwork (or “Gingerbread” in plainer terms) elements were all available from millwork catalogs of the 1890’s. Curiously, I see no fireplace mantels inside but towards the latter part of the 19th century, those on limited budgets could get by with radiators and a central basement boiler. Surely, this house when built was unpretentious with a bit of fancy exterior millwork but was a comfortable home for the family who owned it. The outside structure with the upstairs living quarters as well as a generous 1.42 acre lot make this a nice bargain coming in at less than $100,000. For a little more expense, the interior could be jazzed up considerably. I personally would strip the black paint off the staircase newels and railing as well as the white painted balusters if it were mine. It would change the room’s personality in a positive way in my humble opinion. The listing claims only 1,620 square feet but it looks larger to me. Overall, the potential of this house and property seem understated.

  6. Michael Mackin says: 2391 comments

    The house need a bit of work to make it shine but for the price, there is certainly room in the budget. The house is livable now and would be a great project for someone on a budget. The first thing I would do is put in a high efficient direct vent boiler and remove the chimney that goes up the outside of the house in front of the palladian window.

  7. Derek says: 38 comments

    First thing: New paint inside and out, then refinish the floors. It’s a beautiful house. Would love to see inside the red building out back.

  8. GoddessOdd says: 337 comments

    This house looks very typical for the neighborhood, lots of other potentially beautiful homes, in various states of repair. Were it not for the ugly strip shopping center directly across the street, this home would have a beautiful view of the surrounding hills.

    • Lottie says: 384 comments

      I was disappointed in the view of the metal warehouses across the street, too. Also the house seemed very close to the road in front of it.

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