1881 – Perry, MI

Added to OHD on 5/18/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   28 Comments
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6902 Britton Rd, Perry, MI 48872

  • $55,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2000 Sq Ft
  • 2.99 Ac.
Century-old farm house ready for renovation! Solid home with newer roof and electrical panel. Lots of space inside and out. 3 acre property withnewer 1-car garage. Barn on property is likely just for salvage. DO NOT ENTER BARN. By appointment only. Do not walk property without licensed agent present. Cashonly or construction loan purchase.
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Kori Shook, Century 21 Looking Glass
(989) 494-0080
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11843 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I guess you can refer to this as a Vernacular Greek Revival.

    There was a “7 generation estate sale” in 2015, link. Not to sound stupid, “7 generation”? Is that just an estate term and not literally 7 generations worth of stuff?

    • Racheal N says: 2 comments

      If you follow your link it shows 100+ pictures from items in the estate sale and also says that it is in fact 7 generations worth of treasures ??

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11843 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Yes, I know that since I linked it. 🙂 I think I was calculating biblical generation time rather than 20/25 years (or however many years “they’ve” decided it to be) so it wasn’t making sense. Just temporary brain malfunction. 🙂

    • JimHJimH says: 5097 comments
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      The house was built for Daniel R. Tuthill (1831-1909), a farmer born in New York who bought an existing 80 acre farm here before 1870, and later expanded it to 120 acres. The farm has been passed down through Tuthill’s wife Mary Eliza to daughter Etha Linda Van Wormer, then to Etha’s daughter Minnie VW Hammond to the recent owners, Minnie’s son Merle Hammond & his wife Leah.
      That’s four generations that have owned the house, so some stuff at the auction must predate it. I think family collections like that are priceless and it’s sad to see it dispersed. There were some really precious old things there, no doubt available at crazy prices in some shop at this point.
      Hope the house is preserved and the barn gets fixed up.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11843 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Thanks Jim.

        I think I’ve watched “Sweet Land” way too many times. When I see a home that has this lonesome look and imagine the history of it and the people that lived there, makes me feel sad for the house.

      • PIPA67 says: 21 comments

        This is like my house. (not the condition) The pitch of the roof, the placement of the windows and so on. I have no idea when it was built. All of my records indicate 1930, but I seriously doubt that. I’m thinking that would have been a remodel date. I have a walled in staircase, bummer, and soft wood floors. It is a pretty little thing now, I painted it pinkish with dark brown trim and teal doors and window wood. I know, weird. I live just outside of Portland Or. in Washington state..we can be weird here. What would you say this style of house is? I wanted to put some pretty victorian touches on her but I’m not sure it would go with the style. Thanks.

      • Mike says: 368 comments

        Having lived my whole life in the rural Midwest, I’m always a sucker for “the old family farm”. This one is especially sad; I looked through the auction photos from 2015, and got sick to my stomach when I saw all of the old family photographs being sold at auction. I immediately assumed that the owner had no family, but in searching for information about Mr. Hammond, I found that he was survived by three children and two grandchildren (he passed in 2012 at the age of 90). I’m sorry, but I can’t understand how anyone could just throw their family heritage out to the highest bidder… 🙁

  2. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1023 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Look at all the linoleum rugs! Perhaps the pinkish one is a goner, but the cobalt blue with the yellow roses is still cheerful.

  3. Glen says: 75 comments

    This place needs some serious Loving, not to mention a good water filtration system, from the looks of that tub, there is some very HARD water.

    • says: 15 comments

      We have some serious hard water in this part of MI. We have a softener, water filtration and additional filter on the fridge for drinking water.

  4. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 28 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    Boy, it needs a lot of work! I wish they would have taken a picture of the staircase. Or maybe I missed it. I would have to pass on this one, but it would be fabulous with the right buyer and renovations.

  5. BethanyBethany says: 3426 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    When I can’t sleep tonight, this is the dream house I’ll be renovating in my mind. Except the big old chest freezer. Those creep me out. Too many horror movies . . .

    • Amy Sue says: 14 comments

      I had the exact same thought as Bethany! And the rusty tub and shower curtain only made it worse! I love old homes but sometimes they do scare me a little. LOL!

  6. joe says: 747 comments

    You know that I want to go in the barn!

  7. Miss-Apple37 says: 1155 comments

    Wow, lots of work required, but i like the outside of the house. I’m wondering why there’s new-looking vinyl garage if the house seems in such a need for TLC?

  8. Colleen J says: 1061 comments

    I want to go into barn too!!!!! I don’t think it is beyond repair, (house and barn), though way too much for me, I would love to see it loved again.

  9. abevy says: 310 comments

    This is my favorite type of house. Sits there looking unloved. Lots of water damage. Old barn could be fixed up, but would be a big cost.

  10. Lissie says: 238 comments

    That house has the farmhouse blues. Alot of restoration and you got a beautiful home.

  11. Kevin says: 49 comments

    What I find especially intriguing is that it appears as though the whole house has a new roof. That’s a lovely start.

  12. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    This is my idea of an old farm house. I can always tell when elderly folks have lived in one forever and now they are gone, or worse- a nursing home, and the beautiful old farm house sits lonely and sad, oftentimes vandalized, I can only imagine what the old folks would think if they knew that. These old houses tell stories and speak words to us. I’d love to save this one.

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