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1884 – Longmeadow, MA

SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 7/19/17 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 42 Comments
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  • $444,200
  • 11 Beds
  • 10907 Sq Ft
  • 1.81 Ac.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME! Here is your chance to own the premier home in Longmeadow. Located on the town Green The Brewer-Young House is simply magnificent. This is a Historical District home that is truly special. The right buyer will understand that this home needs restoration/preservation and is being sold "As Is". Opportunities like this do not come often. The front porch has been recently meticulously rebuilt from top to bottom, giving the future buyer a great head start. The home has been winterized.
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Nick Gelfand, NRG Real Estate Services      (413) 567-2100
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42 Comments on 1884 – Longmeadow, MA

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10342 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Links at the top of the page under “Resources” including a link that shows interior photos from 2014.

  2. AvatarRandy Cummins says: 422 comments

    OMG, what a beautiful opportunity! I must wonder how much of the interior is still as intact as the video from 2014 indicates. I am agog at this one for sure!

  3. AvatarHaddieHouse says: 3 comments

    This is my dream house. Would so love it!

  4. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1605 comments

    It’s a gorgeous house! Its story befits its beauty until recently — foreclosed owners who refused to move out, for pete’s sake; Morgan Bank sitting on it as it deteriorates. Treatment like that of a once-dignified old house makes me almost as indignant as of an aged person. I wish for it somebody who deserves it!

  5. Avatartess says: 320 comments

    Google view from Nov. 2016 shows scaffolding indicating someone was caring for it recently. Probably when the porch was done.. Nice neighborhood, around the corner from police & fire depts. I-91 is nearby which considering New England winters is convenient. Lot of house for the money. My questions would be: what is the heat source? What are the taxes? Is there preservation money available to rehab? Is it zoned residential only?

  6. AvatarRachel M says: 87 comments

    WOWOWOW! The house has so much potential and if the interior is even close to the condition the 2014 pictures show, it hopefully isn’t in as bad as shape as the exterior leads you to believe. I think it’s a tad too big for just little old me (plus property taxes of $20k, yikes!) but oh, it’s so very pretty. I wonder what it looked like in it’s original darker shingle siding.

  7. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

    I’m hoping this is a case of the house looking worse than it is because it simple needs a paint job. Stylistically it looks like a mix of Dutch-influenced Colonial Revival and Neoclassical elements with mansion grade interior details. The 2014 interior video found in the Source Links section is better than a lot of house museums that I’ve been to.

  8. Avatarpeeweebc says: 858 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    What Laurie W. said, please save this outstanding piece of history. Wow…

  9. AvatarMattLovesVintage says: 4 comments

    Longmeadow is a beautiful place to live. The price seems reasonable for the area so that will make it easier for someone that wants to step in and do the right thing. Being able to own, restore, and enjoy this beauty would be a real treat. I just hope the inside retains some semblance of what you see in the video and hasn’t been compromised.

  10. Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 1307 comments

    Beautiful house. I did watch the walk through but it would be nice to compare it with current interior pictures. I’m hoping the wall mural in the stairs and upper hall is still there. I’m guessing it would be very expensive to replace, if you could do it at all.

  11. AvatarLoriS says: 59 comments

    I don’t see the resources link! This house speaks to me

  12. AvatarDreamOn says: 42 comments

    Wow! What a house!!! I’d have to be forced out as well.

  13. AvatarSuzntheBoys says: 23 comments

    it makes you wonder why there aren’t more interior pictures. Certainly in 2014 it was gorgeous. I hope the new owner (I so wish it could be me…if only that lottery ticket would hit!!!) will bring it back to what it was. I don’t know if it’s possible, but it would be a wonderful small inn or bed and breakfast. A nice way to share such fabulous history, and help with the mortgage!

  14. AvatarGlorybe says: 151 comments

    Exquisite! Few homes are like a museum & it just has to be loved & I give it hugs today…
    Thinking it could become a community project headed by a contractor & then needs to be rented for a certain number of years before purchasing the home. This plan restored a lovely Victorian home here in WNY.

  15. AvatarScott Cunningham says: 375 comments

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a motivated buyer to get a house that is completely above and beyond what $440K usually gets. Yep, it needs a coat of paint and probably lots of other work, but the home is simply amazing. If I was in the position of making an offer (as in had a job that allowed me to work remotely or do mainly travel), this house would be a project I’d seriously consider. My only concern is the property taxes… $21K/year? Seriously? Wow! That’s like a $1800/mo mortgage payment that you can never ever pay off….

    • AvatarAnne M. says: 559 comments

      The town’s assessed value of the house & land is $895k & property taxes are pretty high in Longmeadow, around $24 per $1k of valuation. I am assuming this is similar a short sale as a bank owns it, they probably just want to recoup their losses on it. It is a beautiful town, tho with terrific schools. The house has 20 rooms total and nearly 2 acres on the town common. Houses of a similar size in Springfield, adjacent to Longmeadow, (270 Maple for example) assess for a little more than half that amount (Springfield doesn’t have nearly the cachet of Longmeadow tho!)

      • Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 1307 comments

        I’m not sure how government works in this part of the country but couldn’t the new owners get a re-assessment on the property base on the purchase price?

        • AvatarAnne M. says: 559 comments

          No, they would not. Taxes are based on what the house’s value is assessed by the town or city for.

          • AvatarDorothy says: 1 comments

            But the assessment is based upon market values. I have a home in NH for which I paid nearly 1/2 of the asking price, and the asking price corresponded to the assessed value. The house had been for sale for years. Based upon the fact that the market did not support the assessment, I successfully grieved the taxes.

            • Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 1307 comments

              That is the way it works in our part of the country as well. It is something you have to ask for but it can be done. Different jurisdictions work differently however.

  16. AvatarMarc says: 198 comments

    It looks like the front portico was the main victim of neglect, and that has obviously been repaired nicely. My main concern for the interior is that the bank had to resort to court order and the sheriff to forcefully evict the most recent owner.

  17. Avatarkarrie says: 230 comments

    Well, I sure hope that the people who refused to leave did not destroy anything in the house or take out things. That would be awful. Guess when someone buys it, it will be a tale to tell. A once beauty that hopefully will be one again.

  18. LottieLottie says: 403 comments

    Thank you Kelly for posting this one! It is just incredible! I also hope the inside has not been damaged. It truly is an American treasure!

  19. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 793 comments

    I was hoping the interior photos would reveal a panoramic wallpaper, and sure enough!

    Also, the conservatory is just stunning.

  20. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 793 comments

    Hi Kelly, here’s an interesting Massachusetts news item on this house from late 2015, which provides some detail about exterior conditions at that time. Tantalizingly, the article mentions Egyptian-themed murals, and says the conservatory was based on London’s Crystal Palace.

    http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2015/10/dilapidated_brewer-young_mansion_in_long.html

  21. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10342 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sold for $470,200!

  22. Avatarkarrie says: 230 comments

    That is so sad, to make into offices would totally ruin the integrity of the house. It should be make a historical monument. or it would be a great B&B(maybe). So so sad to think what might happen to this beautiful mansion.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10342 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I doubt they would be knocking down walls and putting up drop ceilings. Accountants, lawyers, professional type offices usually do pretty well integrating into historic homes.

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