1855 – Derry, NH

Added to OHD on 12/30/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments

674 Route 121 Hwy, Derry, NH 03038

  • 5 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 39 Ac.
Valuable 39 acre lot. existing home on parcel is a tear down. No entry allowed for insurance purposes. Home has not been lived in or maintained in 3 years. The condition of the well and septic is unknown. the rest of the land is raw and zoned LDR. Buyer/ buyers agent to preform due diligence.
Contact Information
Jason Newbury, LAER Realty Partners/Chelmsford,
(978) 251-8221

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21 Comments on 1855 – Derry, NH

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  1. Will says: 59 comments

    I know there are scant pix, but it doesn’t look like a tear-down from what I can see.

  2. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1024 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Oh no — the house, what we can see of it, looks too pretty to be a tear-down. Always disappointing when an old house is beyond repair.

  3. JOE says: 748 comments

    The address to get satellite view is 52 Haverhill Road. Real estate agents rarely know what those who love old houses will do to get a great home. For having 39 acres, it is very close to the road, but I would love to see inside. Bet its an estate and some elderly former owner would be devastated to have known that it was being dumped.

  4. Lissie says: 238 comments

    Great price for 39 acres. Needs more pictures of course, but the exterior looks nice.

  5. LisaLou says: 102 comments

    Noooo!!! Don’t tear me down! I have alot to give to the right family!!! How can this real estate person say that about a lovely house such as this??? I truly hope someone saves this home.

  6. Colleen Johnson says: 1061 comments

    I’ve heard of houses being restored that have been empty a lot longer than 3 years, and this house looks solid from the outside (what I can see of it) … Granted a lot of land, but that’s still a steep price for a tear down? I’m wondering if they are holding out for a land developer to build a slew of new houses?

  7. Darrin Engel says: 6 comments

    Health insurance in New Hampshire doesn’t cover potential health related issues caused by walking around inside an old vacant house? I haven’t been hurt by an old vacant house yet. Of course I use reasonable intelligent decisions as a grown up – if I’m scared I avoid it. That doesn’t look scary. As a historic preservationist nothing much scares me except for potential squatters but I have scared them off in the past.

    Realtor could use crafty key phrases such as “wear warm clothes heat is not on”, “bring your own big flashlight”, “where steel toed boots”, “please put on face mask when entering”, “make sure your tetanus shot is updated”, “sign disclaimer prior to entering”, etc. I have had to climb up exterior stairs that were missing their first several treads while wearing flip flops, put my foot through the floor in the newer addition of an 1891 mansion (the original floor was OK – caught off guard by plywood subfloor of addition), and scared off squatters in a large inner city apartment building in Milwaukee.

    • EleanorM says: 1 comments

      I’m assuming that the structure is either no longer insured (maybe due to its poor condition) or is insufficiently insured and the sellers don’t want to deal with injury liability, which is perfectly reasonable. The house looks fine on the outside but we don’t really know its actual condition.

  8. looloo says: 12 comments

    Unfortunately for many of these older properties, the value is in the land. Ideally for subdividing.
    The older home can be restored and have its own little acreage. I’d go with leaving it on five acres minimum, if subdividing was the main goal.
    Then the money from subdividing can be used for the older homes restoration, et al!
    It’s always a shame when money is more important than saving an old home with a history.

  9. What is LDR?

    • Rebnflames says: 8 comments

      Low-Density Residential Zoning Definition – People who want a country feeling in an urban area often build or buy in low-density residential zones. … Low-density residential zoning ordinances are implemented to limit the density of dwellings per unit of property, such as an acre

    • Mimi Michalski says: 3 comments

      Low Density Housing zone. So if a developer did buy the 39 acres and tear down the home, the new homes would be required to have 200 feet of road frontage and be 3 acres minimum. http://www.derrynh.org/zoning-board/pages/residential-zone-definitions. I assume in order to build a lot of them they would need to create a new road within the 39 acres. It is very disappointing to see a nice old house like that advertised as a teardown. I’m sure it is eminently restorable.

  10. Diane says: 534 comments

    In doing the google walk, it didn’t appear all that bad even if taken a few years ago. I’m thinking a new engaged realtor might be wanted.

  11. Anthony says: 1 comments

    Instead of a teardown…a move back about 400ft would be appropriate for a beautiful setting.

  12. Buck8080 says: 2 comments

    Just stopped by and did a small walk around. I have a few more photos but have not figured out how to post them for you. I would love to own this place.

  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11874 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Aerial view shows it’s been demolished. https://goo.gl/maps/1bf1y4v7NJurrmtb8

    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 698 comments

      What a bloody shame!
      I wonder how many historic homes are lost each and every day to short-sighted towns or municipalities that only see the development value?

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