c. 1890 – Lafayette, IN

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1106 S 5th St, Lafayette, IN 47905

  • $75,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1654 Sq Ft
A rare find! Beautiful Victorian style home bordering Highland Park! Hardwood floors, huge picture window with stained glass that looks especially beautiful with the morning sun. Lots of stain glass and lots of charm!
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Gilbert Sorola, Home Buyers Marketing
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15 Comments on c. 1890 – Lafayette, IN

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5436 comments

    Not a grand Victorian, but still a well priced period cottage of 1,654 sq. feet. (3 bedrooms) It looks fairly intact based on the few photos and appears nicely landscaped around the dwelling. C. 1890 looks spot-on for this house. The porch columns have turn of the last century rusticated concrete bases but to me they look Ok and resolve a potential maintenance issue inherent in wooden porch posts and columns. (rot at the base from moisture) Folks looking for their first home and liking Victorian flavor could probably be very comfortable here. Although not old, I also like the large bookcase.

  2. Lindsay G says: 531 comments

    That stained glass window tho…..

    • JimHJimH says: 5271 comments
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      Lindsay, if it was your point that the window with the beautiful stained glass surround is special, I agree! We’re so used to seeing these homes with a bunch of amazing features that we forget they’re relatively rare in most places. A little city jewel like this in a decent neighborhood that’s in good shape for $80k seems like a no-brainer for buyers in this area.

  3. Bethany Otto says: 3450 comments

    So I was annoyed that there’s not a good front image of the facade of the house so I grumpily opened street view, to find that it would be pretty hard to take a good picture with all the leafy lush trees and bushes! I still don’t have a good idea of the facade but what I can see I love!

  4. jeklstudio says: 1052 comments

    Wish there were more interior photos. This is the kind of house someone might feel compelled to remuddle/flip due to the somewhat low price. Hope someone can get in there and save it.

  5. Ray Unseitig says: 202 comments

    Finally giving substance and beauty to middle class. I’ll take it. Lock stock and barrel.

  6. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1058 comments

    I thought this house to be cute, cute, cute … and for someone like me new to this “wanna be hobby” this project would be perfect for a “first” … I too was disappointed we couldn’t see the house from the street view, but that’s something my husband would love, “privacy” … loved the porch.

  7. LorenN says: 84 comments

    Charming home and charming yard! Wish there were more interior photos of the old gal. Seems to me, a perfect starter home or place to retire. Love that the front porch base is cement = bypasses wooden maintenance issues & expenses.

  8. Marie says: 202 comments

    Cute house! Wish there were pictures of the bath and kitchen.

  9. Jenny McCoy says: 140 comments

    I don’t know what those flowers are in the yard, but they are beautiful. A real pop of color and they make the place really cute.

    • prettypaddle says: 190 comments

      The purple/pink ones are coneflowers and the orange ones are daylilies. Both easy to grow and, as a bonus, the coneflower seeds attract finches in the fall.

    • Angela says: 190 comments

      I don’t know the name of the flowers but they add character to the house. I think the cleome would be nice too, they are violet/lavender and perinials. More indoor pictures would be nice.

  10. Michelle Garvin says: 29 comments

    This is cute. The gingerbread trim on the porch is to die for.

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