1882 Second Empire – Brookville, PA

Details below are from April 2017, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 4/17/17   -   Last OHD Update: 10/1/18   -   19 Comments
Off Market / Archived

9 Walnut St, Brookville, PA 15825

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  • $199,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 4537 Sq Ft
Prestigious Victorian with guest house. 3 story brick with continual staircase to 3rd floor. 2 story guest house has driveway from Valley Street. Property is zoned for residential and no-impact home businesses. This property is quintessential Historic Brookville!
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Margaret "Peggy" Snell, Laurel Realty
(814) 849-3636
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19 Comments on 1882 Second Empire – Brookville, PA

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  1. Tommy G says: 42 comments

    Brick, walnut, cherry – oh my! Hard to beat.

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  2. Eric says: 397 comments

    What a beautiful and in tact house. It would make me nervous being literally inches from the road. There are a lot of drunk and bad drivers and it would be horrible to have one crash into a parlor.

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  3. Emily says: 37 comments

    This is a lovely home. I would not change much just a patch here and there with some polish and paint. The owners have a gem. Moss removal is common in this setting. I like this home very much.

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    • Guan O 'Heap says: 1 comments

      We liked it so much we bought it. Needed a whole lotta work, furnace, tubing, electrical, chimneys,fireplaces, etc. If we hadn’t bought it, it would have stayed empty a d deteriorated beyond repair. We were also lucky to buy it from the original family. That just doesn’t happen anymore.

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  4. Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

    Will somebody please tear down that vine?
    And strip the paint off the front doors?
    It is refreshing to see a slate Mansard with none of the slates missing and the metal ridges free of rust.

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    • brigidbrigid says: 567 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      I actually love the vines. I bet they are beautiful in the fall, but I do agree with stripping the paint on the door!

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  5. JimHJimH says: 5149 comments
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    William Henry Gray (1841-1939) was a carpenter before the Civil War, in which he served and was twice wounded. After the War he moved to Brookville and became an early photographer. He married Mary Julia Darling, the daughter of a well-off local businessman. With her inheritance, they built this home and lived with their six children here. After Mary’s death in 1931, Gray sold the house to his daughter Julia Eleanora and her banker husband David Lewis Taylor, but stayed here here until his own passing at age 98. The Taylors owned the home for another 50 years at least.
    The second home is the old carriage house, contemporary with the main house and built with components of the original frame house on the property.
    https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98479479
    http://www.oldhouses.com/5737

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  6. says: 14 comments

    Amazing house and seemingly nice neighborhood.

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  7. Hopeful One says: 17 comments

    I love the stairs and the beautiful railing and the decorative glass above the doors.I love the built ins . I wonder what kind of wood is under the paint. The home appears to have been taken care of and cared about and for me that causes me to feel good about a house and I love the big gas range in the second house and of coarse the wood floors.

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  8. Tommy Quinn says: 462 comments

    Great neighborhood. Bet they have wonderful evening get togethers. I could live there for sure…

  9. Janet Vodder says: 136 comments

    The outside betrays the inside on this great house.(neglected ivy overgrowth!) Love the psycho house stairs but so friendly looking compared to the psycho house because it’s not looming up on a hill with tons on outside steps. Gorgeous house. Sigh, everyday I fall in love yet again on this site.

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  10. SueSue says: 1127 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    I love a wonderful old house that looks as if it has many secrets. This is such a house. First I would move the stove from the second house into this one. How much fun it would be to redo this home in the style it begs to be dressed in. I can here the swishing of silk from a ladies dress as I look at the pictures. I know it is criminal but I love the ivy climbing on this home. It adds to the mystery.

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  11. Nancy Wrana says: 1 comments

    I remember this house from when it was in Victoria Magazine in 1988. We went to visit my family in Brockway PA and stopped in Brookville to look at this house. The owners came out and we talked with them for awhile. I explained that I had seen it in the magazine. We went into the entry and my daughter used a bathroom under the steps. They didn’t show us anymore of the house, but I kept the magazine and I compared and it is the same house. It had been in their family for four generations. Wonder why it is being sold. Nan

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  12. Hermitage says: 3 comments

    Went to see this house with a realtor yesterday when I went to visit my dad in Brookville. Reason being sold is a divorce. Realtor said they needed the $275,000 because of an outstanding mortgage. House is beautiful inside. Has sat vacant for awhile and is in a bit of disarray. The roof began to leak so they used an insurance claim to fix roof and repair plaster ceilings. The town is a bit depressing compared to when I use to come here over the past 35 years. I could see myself fixing up this house and living here if I didn’t already have a house in Delaware. It would make a lovely B and B but their is not very much tourism. Just very sad to see if rotting away under all those vines.

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