Orange, TX

Details below are from April 2017, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 4/21/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments
Off Market / Archived

511 10th St, Orange, TX 77630

  • $175,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 2876 Sq Ft
  • 0.65 Ac.
This one owner historic home sits on the corner of an entire block in downtown Orange. It raised a large beautiful family and is now searching for another to give it some much needed TLC. It features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a large dining room , 2 living areas with beautiful hardwood floors and 2 fireplaces. 12 Ft ceilings, and a beautiful wooden staircase with a carved wooden banister. This home has so much potential . If you love the historic area and historic homes, maybe this is the home you've been searching for . Make an appointment to take a tour.
Contact Information
Bettye Elliott, American Real Estate - Orange,
(409) 860-2900

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21 Comments on Orange, TX

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I don’t understand why the last image is included, a house next door. The description doesn’t mention it and it’s not inside the property line of this house.

    Also the build date given was 1915 and that seems about 10 or 15 years off.

    • Eric Unhinged says: 1046 comments

      That is odd. The listing description describes the property as sitting “on the corner of an entire block in downtown Orange” so if that entire block goes with the house, the place next door would, too. Maybe the house next door is included but not viewed by the realtor as a perk. Maybe. The house appears to have been remodeled around 1915 (staircase, beamed ceiling, fireplace mantel, colonnade, etc). The house next door could easily have been built in 1915, also.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Well it does as shown on the property outline even without the house next door.

        • Eric Unhinged says: 1046 comments

          Thanks for the aerial view – it clearly answers the question! It shows an entire block broken into 3 lots which are valued at $76K (listing house), $6.7K (empty lot) and $101K (house next door) respectively. Together they add up to $183.7K – just above the $175K listing price. So it does appear that the house next door goes with the property. Thanks for taking the time to post the image.

    • JimHJimH says: 5265 comments
      OHD Supporter

      The agent’s site and show the property for sale as 1.6 acres, which would be the entire block. That would make it attractive for a variety of uses.

  2. lara janelara jane says: 469 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I am terribly saddened when i see “one owner/family” homes for sale. ?

    I agree on the build date being off. I can see late-80s/early-90s, even!

  3. Diane2 says: 67 comments

    I’m not an expert, but I agree the date seems wrong.
    The black things marching across the porches are an architectural element?
    I am glad the jungle seen in Google maps is gone, but I loved the (now missing) gate.
    I think it would be a really nice house with a bit of work. I love the appearance and can see myself sitting on the porches.
    I also have a weakness for eyebrow windows.

  4. JimHJimH says: 5265 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The house was built for Ernest Linwood Reid (1857-1915), an officer of the Orange Rice Mill, one of the larger enterprises in town. Ernest lived here with wife Elizabeth, sons Ernest Jr, William and Rogers, and daughter Ella Louise from shortly after the mill was established in 1901. Widow Lizzie and son Ernest Jr, a lawyer, lived here for many years after Sr’s death., at least into the 1950’s. Ernest Jr’s son Ernest 3rd was also an attorney but died in his 20’s.

  5. Bethany Otto says: 3450 comments

    I love the romantic neglect of this place. Fun to look at; a lot of work to actually live in haha. Lovely possibilities though.

  6. jeklstudio says: 1052 comments

    It does look more like 1890ish. And, not my favorite style, but oh my GOSH I would love to tackle this! There is tons to love about it, not the least of which is the beams. Even in its ‘I need a bit of help’ state, it has enormous curb appeal. The stained glass window in the one bath (green) is so gorgeous. In the upstairs hall, it looks like a transom window was either removed or papered over? This could be a outstanding beauty!

  7. dkzody says: 234 comments

    The two palm trees, planted too close to the house, must go.

  8. Cora says: 2060 comments

    That sweet little half-moon window winking above the porches just makes me wanna dance a jig. So cute!

  9. Sascha says: 42 comments

    I like it! I like the furniture, and even some of the funky colors! This would be a fun project to tackle.

  10. HollyLiz says: 46 comments

    For once, the house isn’t too far away from me. I live in Houston and Orange is about a two-hour drive away. Unfortunately, this isn’t the type of weekend house I’m looking for, though I imagine it will be gorgeous when restored. Now, if it were a farmhouse out in the country . . .

  11. Dianne Szonn says: 3 comments

    Has a ton of potential to be quite beautiful again.

  12. big rog says: 159 comments

    Decent price for all you get. Second house Would make great rental to help pay for renovations of main home.

  13. Carolyn says: 304 comments

    If you drive around the block in 2008 Streetview there was an adorable little house on that vacant lot at the back. It looks in pretty bad shape though. Too bad it couldn’t have been saved. Hurricane Ike ravaged the area in 2008. I wonder if that did it in.

  14. Maria McCune says: 3 comments

    Call Fixer Upper!

  15. Rick says: 1 comments

    I lived in Orange for almost thirty years and left three years ago. This house is in the old downtown area and, yes, Hurricane Rita AND Hurricane Ike devastated the area. Lots of flooding, too. This area was once the gorgeous, wealthy part of town, however, much has changed and the area is “in transition” to becoming nearly abandoned.

    Orange was a gorgeous and classic Southern town when I moved there in 1987, however, the hurricanes, the economy, and suburban flight have taken their toll on the town.

    Might be worth a drive to see, however, remember that several feet of water covered the area during and following both hurricanes.

  16. pamibachpamibach says: 116 comments

    This house could be beautiful with a lot of TLC and elbpw grease. The one bedroom could be a showroom if done proprly

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