1911 Colonial Revival – Fromberg, MT

Off Market / Archived
National Register
Posted August 2017. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 8/23/17   -   Last OHD Update: 10/14/19   -   21 Comments

215 W River St, Fromberg, MT 59029

  • $69,900
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1470 Sq Ft
Cash only sale! Owner has done a lot of work on the historical house already but it could use more. Garage is good for storage but could also use some work. Very cool original wood floors, picture rails, covered front porch, back mud room. One bedroom and bath downstairs; upstairs has had no upgrades but has three additional rooms -- not a wreck but flooring and walls could use some attention. MUST close by Oct. 1st at the latest or it comes back off the market.
Contact Information
Sandy Conlee, Montana Realty Company of Red Lodge,
(406) 446-4744


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21 Comments on 1911 Colonial Revival – Fromberg, MT

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  1. agreeable bebop says: 168 comments

    Love that painted floor!

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3190 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Great metal kitchen, if I’m seeing right. I don’t understand the terms of sale–cash only, and buy it by Oct. 1 or else! Either they want to sell it or they don’t . . . under what circumstances would these conditions be necessary?

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5322 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Maybe it’s like “The Overlook Hotel” and you can’t get to it without a “snow cat” any later.

    • Joe says: 725 comments

      Maybe they are selling because they need the money to take advantage of an opportunity that has come up. If they can’t settle by Oct 1, they will lose the opportunity and will keep the house. It is odd that they say so in the listing.

    • Julia says: 14 comments

      He’s following in the footsteps of the original owner, Samuel Greenblatt. The sign says Greenblatt’s mercantile was “cash only”…

  3. Kevin says: 44 comments

    That linoleum “carpet” and the second floor linoleum are stunning

  4. JRichardJRichard says: 223 comments
    1763 center-chimney cape
    Biddeford, ME

    I was expecting the plaque to say that in addition to the other items on offer in his store was an array of linoleum flooring.

  5. Colleen J says: 1225 comments

    Lots of potential in this home. You know in Canada we don’t see prices this low ever, no matter what the condition is of the house and property.

  6. DianeEG says: 525 comments

    This is one of the most odd agency descriptions I’ve ever read making it rather hard to get past. I suspect Joe is right on the reasoning.

  7. Laurie W. says: 1750 comments

    That’s not linoleum — look again, I’m sure it’s a painted floor. The linoleum ends where the “rug” starts. If you look carefully you see the wood flooring under the pattern. Given the painting on the attic (?) wall of patterned squares, someone was talented at that stuff & liked doing it. Amazing.

    I find the sale terms bizarre too. Cash in 6 weeks or forget it. Maybe they want to find out whether it is saleable without risking really losing it, sometimes done.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11463 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      The squares are old linoleum, I’ve seen those patterns countless times before, from the ’60s and ’70s. I think the dining is too, that’s what happens when old linoleum somehow “melts” (poor term but only one I got) into the wood, you’ll start to see the floorboards and wear like that.

    • Michael Mackin says: 1869 comments

      I thought it was a painted floor as well but when you look at the previous picture, you can see the broken edge of the linoleum rug. The wear is showing down to the core color which happens to match the color of the surrounding floor at the edge.

  8. Momof9 says: 96 comments

    Loads and loads of potential here. Fascinated by the painted and/or linoleum flooring.

  9. SueSue says: 1160 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    I would bet they have another house they want and if they cannot get this sold by Oct. then they loose the other house.

  10. Rita says: 24 comments

    That old flowered linoleum “rug” brought back memories of our cold living room floor as a child in Wisconsin winters. Big old monster of a wood furnace in the basement, our Dad and Mom making wood in the fall, while us kids piled and stacked it neatly in the same deep, dry cellar. Great in summer though, nice and cool! Nostalgic memories of far simpler times, hard work, self sustaining out of necessity.

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    • Cathy F. says: 2112 comments

      Yep, I know some people love linoleum rugs, but having grown up with one, I associate them with being cold & uncomfortable in the (upstate NY) winters!

  11. Cathy F. says: 2112 comments

    That is the fanciest linoleum rug I’ve ever seen – the ‘Persian Rug’ one. And all of the vinyl flooring & carpet samples on the wall & ceiling just kinda crack me up. ?

  12. GloriaH says: 85 comments

    I can appreciate a cut off date, if they are really serious. As a cash buyer, I do try and wait them out to bring the price down. They are just letting people know it isn’t going to sit on the market for an extremely long time. It’s really a smart move, since the longer it’s listed the more of a price break people will demand. Going into the winter is not prime time to try and sell a fixer-upper and if they need to move they may need to winterize the place. Obviously, it just isn’t going to pass inspection for much in the way of loans and they aren’t interested in jumping through a bunch of hoops for people who aren’t going to be able to get the money.

  13. Echo says: 3 comments

    What a cool old project house. It is located not far from me. Love the linoleum rug and the linoleum upstairs. It’s complete with the $10,000 cat…

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