1877 – Cresco, PA

Added to OHD on 10/20/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   14 Comments
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168 Route 191, Cresco, PA 18326

  • $325,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3944 Sq Ft
  • 3.05 Ac.
REGISTERED HISTORIC HOME OF PIKE COUNTY.This Four bedroom, 2 bath, Queen Anne Victorian with private pond is surrounded by large tracts of land. Original cornice molding and dentil work detail the roof lines. The wrap around porch with victorian posts has always been a gathering place to reflex on nature. Spacious rooms with 12'ceilings,original wide plank wood flooring,bay windows,good closet space. An abundance of apple trees,blueberry and raspberry bushes. Quiet village of LaAnna yet close to State Parks,Lake Wallenpaupack, Skytop Lodge,Ski resorts and shopping. Wallenpaupack School District. Owner is a PA licensed real estate agent. Measurements approx.
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Jill Porter, Peter Porter Realty
(570) 226-4381

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14 Comments on 1877 – Cresco, PA

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  1. Daystar says: 46 comments

    Love this place, could happily put up with the winters in Pa here. The wallpaper must go, and the little carpet. Wouldn’t change much else. Might fence the property in, but the land it comes with is just perfect

  2. Lindsay G says: 573 comments

    I love that pond!

  3. Michael Mackin says: 2398 comments

    The property alone is what dreams are made of, not to mention the house. Those porch columns are very unique. If they are original, they have fared well, considering the climate.

  4. John R Huff Jr. says: 10 comments

    Beautiful constructed home and very tastefully decorated on the inside. You can tell it has ben well preserved.

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 6245 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Clearly a fine old family home. That’s no antique “collection”. Sad to think it will change.. Beautiful. I have the exact same chandelier, (green door), in my garage, except mine has a dark brown base enamel. One couldn’t ask for lovelier naturalistic surroundings. Cool..

  6. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1180 comments

    I love this home and it’s property, gorgeous!

  7. julie A.julie A. says: 162 comments
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    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    It had me at the porch columns!! what a beauty and the land, take all those curtains down and enjoy the outside!! LOVE IT!

  8. JJ says: 21 comments

    Agreed, Julie. No curtains!

    What a fun home this would be filled with children, a Labrador and at least two cats.

    I would love to see the same views in the Fall and Winter. I am in awe of the property.

  9. John Shiflet says: 5441 comments

    No Queen Anne style house here. Not a pure (formal) example of any particular style but leaning towards a hybrid of the Italianate and transitional Greek Revival in some details. The porch supports, if original, were more commonly found on houses built between 1850 and 1870, especially on houses in the Gothic Revival style homes. (like this c. 1860 replica Gothic Revival porch I hand built on a landmark house in Vallejo, California: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157604532024660 ) Too few interior photos to make additional comments except to ask where is the staircase?

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    • KarenZKarenZ says: 1213 comments
      OHD Supporter

      What an amazing build on that landmark house in Vallejo! You are quite a talented man, Mr. Shiflet, and I thank you for sharing those talents with us here!

      • John Shiflet says: 5441 comments

        Thanks for the kind words, Karen Z.. I hope if this is your dream home that it will be yours. I wouldn’t be such a pest around here if I were not sincerely passionate about old houses and the historic styles of architecture they represent.

  10. Thefarm1247 says: 2 comments

    In love with this home especially the property! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Daystar says: 46 comments

    John, always look forward to your post. That was amazing work, I echo KarenZ comment of thanks for sharing your talent. This house tugs at my heart and I hope she finds a good family. Not me, not just yet, but the day will come when I find my ‘old house’ and live happily ever after

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