1872 – St. Petersburg, PA

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Added to OHD on 2/6/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   43 Comments
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627 Main St, St. Petersburg, PA 16054

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  • $45,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2048 Sq Ft
  • 1.25 Ac.
This Majestic 2048 sq. ft Cut Stone Colonial, built in 1872, is awaiting the perfect owner to finish the remodel and restore her luster. Positioned on a mostly flat with a small portion of gentle slop, the lot is well positioned with 1.25 acres along Main Street/Rt 58 in AC Valley Schools. First floor main entry comes through the 1880's foyer. On the right awaits the large Den or Family Room as the new owner will decide. To the left is the entry to 17 foot long by 13 foot wide room aptly designed and named room for "Living In". And again back to the entry foyer, and straight ahead to the 20 handled kitchen with a large entry to the dining room equipped with a built-in china cabinet and round riverstone adorned fireplace. The second floor offers 3 large bedrooms, a full bath and a laundry room located where it is most needed . The large barn may accommodate up to 4 cars if desired. Easy access to RT 58, Rt 478, I-80 and Rt 208.
Contact Information
Michael Wise, Coldwell Banker Burns And Burns
(814) 226-6050
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43 Comments on 1872 – St. Petersburg, PA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11892 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I rarely post houses that my first thought is “gut” and start all over. Maybe I would here, hard to say by these photos. I also wonder if this is not older than 1872, perhaps pre-1840’s?

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  2. I agree with both statements, as there are several old homes in my area with the same characteristics. I wonder if the ceilings are as low as the photos appear or have they been lowered. I think with a full reduce of the inside an some antique green shutters on the outside (plus greenery) in the yard it would be cosy but nice. Low price would be helpful with a needed gut/restore of this old home.

    • zilla says: 40 comments

      The ceilings have been lowered. The false ceiling appears to have been removed in the blue room, adding at least 6″ to the height. Plus, several of the ceiling panels are missing in the kitchen and you can see the space above.

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  3. Teri R says: 286 comments

    The exterior (the cut stone house, the barn, and the nice size yard) make it very attractive.

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  4. Augman says: 39 comments

    Someday that red and black carpeting is going to come back into style! LOL! The exterior stone and fireplace are just fabulous! It’s hard to evaluate with all those distracting colors and drop ceilings everywhere. There looks to be a decent amount or original mouldings left.

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  5. Teri R says: 286 comments

    The street view is picturesque. It is dated 2008.

  6. Julie Cardwell says: 540 comments

    Come on, it isn’t a gut job except maybe the bathrooms but paint the walls and trim, remove the carpet and find hardwood floors and you would have a heck of a house. Oh and remove the drop ceilings. It has some great bones and the facade is beautiful. It could be stunning with some hard work. Actually, all that work sounds like total fun for me.

    • BungalowGirl says: 144 comments

      I agree! This one could be quite, quite charming again. I think with a weekend of tearing out dropped ceilings, carpeting, and some unattractive bathrooms, the house will show itself again very honestly. I actually like the kitchen cabinets. Restore that carriage house/barn, plant some wonderful landscaping, give the exterior a good refreshing, and voila! I really like this one, especially for the price!

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  7. natira121natira121 says: 602 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    This house could be awesome. It looks like it’s got most of it’s original trim, though the windows all look like vinyl replacements. The ceilings all look to be lowered, but I’ll bet the carpet protected some nice floors. I LOVE the deep window sills in stone houses. And for the price, someone should be able to afford to do a real nice restoration. Fun!

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    • Violet says: 6 comments

      Oh yes this is a great investment deal! With the property and barn, so much potential. To me the barn looks like it might have been a house at one time with the windows (not many barns have windows.) I would think a great B&B with plenty of room for gardens and a converted barn or get a couple of goats to live in barn and make custom cheeses that gusts could participate in, too many opportunities to mention. Just having a great remodeled home and guest house at a price that leaves room for renovation. Good luck future home owner!

  8. MW says: 877 comments

    Had me at the flue sticking out of the barn window supported by the power wires. I wonder what is going on in that barn. Could be fun to check out. I love old barns, sometimes more than the houses!

    I’m doubting the 1872 date as well. Stone construction would suggest early 1800’s more likely than later colonial revival veneer facade type construction.

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  9. Ross says: 2456 comments

    I think…there is…a really fabulous house…buried…inside this house.

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  10. JohnRHuffJr says: 178 comments

    Love the old red barn and the inside fireplace. On second thought,
    maybe it isn’t a barn.

  11. CharlestonJohn says: 1099 comments

    Sure it’s rough, but this one does have a certain something. It has a feel of a house maybe 50 years older than the posted date, but I couldn’t track down anything definite. There are historical accounts of a fire that destroyed pretty much the entire center of the town in 1873 that is easily referenced to the area where the house stands via this 1877 map…
    http://ancestortracks.com/Clarion_Co_Atlas,Caldwell,1877/Atlas_of_ClarionCo,St.Petersburg,ForestHome,Mongtown.jpg
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacchs/davis/69.htm

  12. akd1953 says: 198 comments

    Very nice outside! Very classic and classy, too bad about the vinyl replacement windows but whoever did that most likely thought it necessary. The inside doesn’t compliment the outside! It really does need mouth-to-mouth on the inside! However it would be an exciting house to remodel/resusitate. It looks like a “built in chest of drawers” in front of one of the fireplaces, unusual looking to me. Very affordable, but a 5 hour drive, one way, to where I work so I don’t think it is a good match for me.

  13. Miss-Apple37 says: 1159 comments

    Do you think the 2 upper windows on each gable end were initially covered by the frieze molding, or was it added later, then covering windows that were earlier to it, since stone houses are making any structural changes much harder than wooden ones where you can move/shut the windows quite easily ?

    • Eric Unhinged says: 983 comments

      Bingo! The attic windows tell the story. As Kelly and others have surmised, the house is older than stated. It appears to date from the early 19th century – I’d guess around 1810 or so. The attic windows were originally unencumbered and fully visible. The house had a more Federal appearance when built, but was “updated” – likely in the second quarter of the 19th century – in the Greek Revival style. That’s when the heavy cornice which partially covers the attic windows was added. The interior was updated along with the exterior.

      It’s unfortunate that vinyl windows were recently installed, but other than that an abundance of historic material remains and this house would be a great candidate for restoration… no gutting needed (just removal of 20th century material and restoration of what remains)!

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      • Eric Unhinged says: 983 comments

        P.S. The front porch is a later addition… probably early 20th century. The house would “read” as Greek Revival much better without it.

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      • Eric Unhinged says: 983 comments

        I’ve revised my take on this house. Rather than being a restyled house, I think it’s more likely that the house was built early on in the Greek Revival… probably somewhere around 1830 which would put it near the end of the Federal style’s influence. The house is transitional in that it has both Federal and Greek Revival characteristics. That still doesn’t explain why the cornice covers the attic windows, but not everything from the past fits neatly into our expectations.

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  14. Mary says: 37 comments

    I do love the outside! Stone is beautiful and property looks nice. I went back a second time– now I see the deep window sills! Colors were so distracting. Someone started painting blood red in the kitchen and even they realized it was a bad idea!
    Zoom in on the front of house…Is the porch Carpeted? And why the plastic lining the ground on right side? Maybe some people think that’s a weed surpresor.

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  15. Pam Klocek says: 4 comments

    I wonder whats up with the names listed in the aerial view? Family…Friends, frenemies?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11892 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It’s probably just how the tax or property database is done, showing owners names over the properties rather than parcel numbers.

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      • CharlestonJohn says: 1099 comments

        It does look like the output from a county GIS site. Many of them have overlay options for owner info. All this is in the public domain via tax record searches on county websites. For those of us interested in real estate, they are a great resource.

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  16. Southwestguy says: 6 comments

    There is a lovey classic home that needs to shine here. The town is so small, the house would be fortunate to have someone restore it. If it were located in a different more desirable town, it might have more prospects. I myself would consider it. Location matters.

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  17. Dennis says: 26 comments

    Gut it like a fish. It looks like it has good bones, though.

  18. Brendan says: 82 comments

    I thought it an earlier date as well, for all the reasons already mentioned as well as the banister on the stairs – just didn’t look 1872 to me….

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  19. Will says: 62 comments

    I agree, it’s pretty much a gut job, but it’s priced accordingly. Under those dropped ceilings is likely failed plaster. Too bad they didn’t include more barn pix because that is a beauty.

    It would be a long term project, but worth it if the buildings are structurally sound.

  20. olive says: 62 comments

    I really like this one. The outside and the barn mostly. Oh, and the price! And the fireplace.And, at least the kitchen in done, in my retro opinion. Perhaps the wall “painters” were color blind??

  21. cheryl plato says: 179 comments

    This is a pretty little town a lovely house waiting to be restored at a great price, with nice old houses all around it. Love it.

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  22. Elisa Chaplin says: 18 comments

    I love it. I want to dive right in and start painting…

  23. Lori says: 117 comments

    This is such a beautiful house. Unfortunately, the interior has been layered with bright colors and synthetic materials. I think if you tore out all the junk the interior could be as magnificient as the exterior.

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  24. Teri R says: 286 comments

    I had to come back and admire this house again today. Dreaming. I want to know all about it. Who, when, etc. I hope some of you more savvy researchers can find some nuggets on this stone home and barn.

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