1885 – Piqua, OH

Added to OHD on 10/27/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments
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601 N Downing St, Piqua, OH 45356

  • $139,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4284 Sq Ft
What an amazing home to call your own! This home boast of the most charming natural wood work you can only dream of seeing. It also has astounding hard wood floors and pocket door and with 5 bedroom and over 4200+ square feet there is just enough for everyone. Just imagine the holiday dinners in this home in front of the fire place and in the dining room. Just meant for family holidays.
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Brownlee Richard, Brownlee-Wray and Associates,
(937) 773-7251

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21 Comments on 1885 – Piqua, OH

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  1. Derek says: 38 comments

    That really is a gorgeous house, and a steal at $139K.

  2. Anne M. says: 779 comments

    I love this house! Especially like the little patio and the banister.

  3. Darwin says: 1 comments

    How much would property taxes be every year for this house?

  4. Joe says: 755 comments

    I like this house, really like the carriage house, and love the neighborhood. It looks like the town was very prosperous and they all built one of a kind houses. Wish the pictures were better, because I think that they don’t do the house justice. I could walk through this town all day just looking at the different houses.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3478 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Not only are the pictures kind of out of focus, but it doesn’t appear much attempt was made to tidy up and make the listing photos as nice as possible. I just don’t get this. I adore this house and would like to see pictures that do it justice!

  5. Compton says: 10 comments

    Once again, a stunning home at a great price…

  6. Jenny McCoy says: 147 comments

    Grand home with lovely touches to the woodwork. I like the fence, too. I bet the new owner will spend lots of fall afternoons raking leaves!

  7. David D says: 2 comments

    Goggling the address shows that there are many great older homes in the city. I think I found were I want to retire.

  8. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1196 comments

    Beautiful home!

  9. montana channing says: 257 comments

    both buildings beautiful and REALLY big – great for the price

  10. Michael Mackin says: 2391 comments

    I’m wondering about the stucco exterior. It looks as if it could have been a brick exterior originally. The carriage house doesn’t match the house style at all. It looks as if it might be older as well!

  11. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    After taking a streetview tour down Downing Street I concluded that some of Piqua’s leading families must have lived there a century ago. Mansions in every style and level appear sporadically with more modest homes interspersed between them. The original Italianate style home has seen some changes over the years but retains a fair amount of its period details. I especially like the spoon carved “Eastlake” designs over the doorway in one of the photos. The stunning surviving 3 story carriage house is almost in the national treasure category and was probably architect designed just as was the main house. Someone noted the low price is due to the house being in Piqua, Ohio. It’s one of the Ohio towns I’ve not visited so prospective buyers should educate themselves about the community and what it offers. It was obviously quite prosperous over a century ago based on the outstanding architecture. In answer to Michael’s comment about the exterior, I concur that stucco was probably added between 1910-1930 which diminished the Victorian flavor that was very much out of fashion during those years.

  12. nic says: 60 comments

    I can’t believe this mansion just down the street sold for $137,000 earlier this year. Why wasn’t I notified?? I would have crossed continents for this deal!

    • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

      That figure does seem unbelievably low, even for Piqua. But perhaps part of the explanation is found in the original listing language: “Since 2013 all previous attempts over the years at restoration have been gutted and properly done to return to original condition. Anywhere else other than Piqua this house would be worth multimillions.” The question is what is meant by “all previous attempts at restoration have been gutted”? What constitutes “properly done”? If that means it was gutted and modernized inside then the absurdly low selling price makes more sense. The exterior looks downright baronial and I’d argue you could not even buy the materials today for $137K let alone the quality craftsmanship that went into the construction. If the interior truly was restored to exacting period accuracy and details (not likely) then it does boggle the mind that the mansion sold at that price. Some interior photos from a different listing site: https://www.trulia.com/homes/Ohio/Piqua/sold/571754-650-N-Downing-St-Piqua-OH-45356 I cannot tell what changes have been made based on the grainy images.

  13. nic says: 60 comments

    Also currently for sale for $169,900 is this 10,000 sq ft old mansion downtown which was for many years used as the Piqua Public Library and has been converted back to a single family residence.

  14. jerry says: 5 comments

    On the wow wow scale this home is a 9.5!

  15. Kim says: 1 comments

    We live 30 minutes from this house and did a drive by Sat. It is stunning, you are all so right the pictures do not do it justice. The carriage house has a cupola and some kind of iron decorative finial on top that is huge and very unique, and stained glass windows. The house has a beautiful portico, and the side porch is gorgeous. Neighborhood is all very nice with stately older homes. I want this house!!!!!

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