c. 1900 – Worcester, MA

SOLD / Archived From 2016
Added to OHD on 12/7/16 - Last OHD Update: 6/21/18 - 26 Comments
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  • $199,900
  • 6 Beds
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3875 Sq Ft
  • 0.35 Ac.
Magnificent detail and millwork in this West Side home~~~Coffered ceilings....3/4 raised panel walls....French Doors....Fireplaces....Stained glass windows....Grande staircase~~~Just off the foyer is a walk in closet for guests with built in drawers~~~~29' formal living room with decorative picture frame detail and beamed ceilings~~~ Formal dining room opens to the original pantry and an enclosed porch~~~Perfect for the right buyer who wants to bring this home back enhancing all the original details found in workmanship of the early 1900's~~~This estate sale is an opportunity for the right person~~~Home is being sold as is~~~Newer gas fired heating system~~~
Sold By
Jeff Burk, Re/Max      (508) 595-9900
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25 Comments on c. 1900 – Worcester, MA

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  1. AvatarAnne M. says: 559 comments

    Oh, Kelly -I had just saved this one last night to post on Friday. Great minds! So much to love here. Worcester has some fine old houses and this is on a street with many of them. There are quite a few new (and good) restaurants in the city, and a commuter rail line into Boston.

  2. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 949 comments

    This is so pretty, wish there were more photos. Lovely woodwork.

  3. AvatarGeoffreyPS says: 102 comments

    Looks like it has a lot of potential. Needs more pictures, especially second floor. I am concerned about seeing water damage on the 1st floor ceiling of a two-story house.

    • AvatarDiane says: 486 comments

      It might not be water damage. Some old plaster flakes like this unless you scrape and apply a skim coat to stop. If it happens to be water damage, it doesn’t look too bad since it’s in a small location. Perhaps a leaky bathroom pipe or waterbed mistake. The home doesn’t look like it’s been lived in for awhile – hopefully not frozen pipes.

  4. Avatarnycsmf says: 194 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Wow…I love this. Everything about it is so well planned an executed. The simple, stately woodwork is fantastic and the room proportions are amazing. The relative simplicity of the mantels is a huge plus for me. I’m not usually a fan of enclosed porches, but in this latitude, it probably makes sense and doesn’t seem to detract from the aesthetics or limit the penetration of sunlight into the interior rooms. wonderful!

  5. AvatarJennifer HT says: 796 comments

    Oh wow, all that wood and glass! I love it!

  6. AvatarBetsy says: 168 comments

    Really nice- very untouched. Perhaps one of the most pristine butlers pantries we have seen ?

  7. CathyCathy says: 1881 comments

    Has a bunch of nice features – the coffered ceilings, the lovely stained glass windows, the sunporch (as long as someone else cleans all of those panes of glass!), I like the interior glazed door which is set at an angle in the corner of the room… The house needs some work, but bet it could be very nice. Looking at the street view, I like the house to this kne’s left, and the house directly across the street.

  8. AvatarBethany Otto says: 2661 comments

    Lovely lovely lovely! This house captures my imagination. I just love it.

  9. AvatarAnathema Device says: 1 comments

    I’ll take all the books!!

  10. AvatarSharon says: 46 comments

    Kelly, you’ve really outdone yourself today. So many wonderful turn-of-the-last-century structures with warm woods, beamed ceilings, original kitchen cabinets going all the way to the ceiling, fireplaces–so much Craftsmany stuff to love today. This was a great day for kitchens! Thanks dearly!

  11. AvatarMystra says: 20 comments

    Oh my stars and garters! So simply gorgeous. I must say that the water damage I saw in the pictures concerns me, especially with so few pics of the second floor:( she needs help, but she’s definitely got lots to work with. Hopefully she’ll find someone who appreciates her history and goes gently with any repairs/upgrade

    • Avatarmeg@sparrowhaunt.com says: 26 comments

      It may well not be water damage at all. A few freeze/thaw cycles in an unheated house can cause the paint to fail quite spectacularly!

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4715 comments

        Meg, That’s correct. Calcimine paints which are similar to whitewash with added color pigments was an inexpensive and very popular wall paint when this house was built. Extra thanks are due to the realtor for including detailed photos of the features that old house fans like us love. I wish that all realtors selling old houses would be this sensitive and diligent. The efforts may have paid off here since the house now has a pending sale.

  12. AvatarKaty says: 3 comments

    Wow. This is perfect. The butler’s pantry is pure joy

  13. AvatarMomof9 says: 95 comments

    Wow! Please stop toying with my emotions! Would be great to see more pictures that said the ones posted are amazing.

  14. Avatardreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1260 comments

    I can not say enough about this house, the butler pantry sold me, I’m in love with this house. Wow someone has a treat waiting for them.

  15. AvatarSandra says: 328 comments

    Wow, not only is this a fantastic house, street view shows a very nice neighborhood full of well maintained old homes. Wish I could buy this one!

  16. AvatarSandra says: 1 comments

    Someone grabbed it already, no surprise. 🙂 I wish we could have seen the kitchen. The little pass-through door in the pantry probably leads to the kitchen, right?

  17. AvatarJp says: 5 comments

    what a lovely house, although it looks as if it needs a fresh coat of paint. Maybe some sort of mute earth-tone yellow with dark red accents. I think that’d look mighty fine.

  18. AvatarJosephFortHill says: 314 comments

    I grew up in Worcester and still live nearby. This is one of the more desirable neighborhoods, and I can see why it sold fast. Pricing was reasonable, but am wondering how much due to desire for quick sale, and how much due to issues with water damage. It looks like nothing was ever updated much (which is good), but could also mean issues due to deferred maintenance (which is bad).
    You can insert this zip code in trulia search – a similar (or even more elaborate) well maintained home in this neighborhood will be 300 – 400 range.

  19. Nhgal03Nhgal03 says: 113 comments

    Lucky person who is purchasing this lovely lady…that woodwork is heaven.

  20. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10342 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Flipped. Some wood work was painted, not sure why they painted the butler’s pantry and the brick fireplace…



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