c. 1880 Second Empire – Claysville, PA

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126 Brandenburg Ln, Claysville, PA 15323

  • $89,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 1.5 Ac.
Excellent investment opportunity in this handyman special! With some TLC this home could be made "grande" again with its large rooms and soaring ceilings. Original curved wooden staircase railing still in tact. Decorative fireplaces in each room. 2-car detached garage, and TWO additional living quarters/homes on the property! All situated on 1.5 acres of property with public utilities.
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Jamie Nicholls, Re/Max

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16 Comments on c. 1880 Second Empire – Claysville, PA

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  1. Sue S. says: 272 comments

    Do I see some old polychrome light fixtures? Hope someone fixes this lady up.

    • Sandra says: 286 comments

      Those are Markel fixtures, from the 1920’s I think. I love those old polychrome slip shade fixtures. 🙂

    • Paul W says: 463 comments

      Those “art deco’ style fixtures are quite collectible and probably would bring enough to afford to buy some more period electrified gas lights or Oil lamps. House has a lot of potential

  2. StevenFStevenF says: 175 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    This poor baby is screaming for help. It could be adorable. Does anyone know the rationale for bricking up a fireplace? Was it to prevent drafts, or is there some structural reason?

  3. Will says: 59 comments

    Handyman special? More like Master Carpenter special. Prepare to sweat blood for your equity.

    The staircase is stunning though. Not a fan of a mansard roof on only two storeys.

    • GeoffreyPS says: 101 comments

      The mansard roof on two stories works for me as long as there a hill involved. Then it looks like it’s from Pscyho!

  4. Zoomey says: 545 comments

    Elegant staircase. I counted 7 beautiful old mantles. Floors, some original doors. What’s not to love here? A little work, and yes, this house will be beautiful. All the bones are there.

  5. Pookha says: 126 comments

    This is doable. I always like a house on a hill.

  6. Linda Omoletski says: 71 comments

    7 none working fireplaces??

  7. Angela says: 184 comments

    Why all the exposed brick over the fireplaces and in the entrance hall? It looks like there are transoms over the hall doorways that have been painted over. It would be a nice house once the repairs and renovations is complete, but it’s nice even now.

    • Theresa says: 41 comments

      Pretty sure that is a fake brick in the hallway. Not positive but if you look at it you can see some seams, or line where there shouldn’t be.

    • Don Carleton says: 334 comments

      I think the exposed brick interior chimney breasts are a hangover from a period (1970s-80s?) when uncovered brick was all the rage in rehabbed older buildings.

      Might be fine in a loft apartment in a converted mill building but hardly makes sense to have raw exposed brick right above a nicely-finished mantelpiece IMHO!

  8. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1026 comments

    You know this is a deal for the right person, there are TWO extra seperate living spaces to rent out to help with costs of renovating, this is a very sweet deal. I would love to see a few of those fireplaces in working order though.

  9. Diane says: 587 comments

    Had to chuckle at the remnants of plastic window covering on many windows – kinda tells you the “burr” factor in the winter. Yes, this house has some questionable decorating decisions but it’s not destroyed and would be beautiful when done. The rentals could be a source of renovating income and could then be used for personal space once that need is over (if ever.)

  10. abevy says: 298 comments

    Nice old house but painting would be expensive. Don’t like add on sections-too boxy. Price good but ot much land.


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