c. 1880 – Richmond, IN

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Posted September 2017. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 9/4/17   -   Last OHD Update: 10/26/19   -   24 Comments

228 S 4th St, Richmond, IN 47374

  • $132,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2330 Sq Ft
Built by John A. Hasecoster, a great American architect late 19th and early 20th centuries. Please notice the exterior brick detailed designs on this grandiose brick 2 story home. When viewing the interior, take the time to appreciate and be impressed by the original features, workmanship, and integrity that has been preserved by the present seller. Beautiful carved wood staircase has a landing near the top then curves up to top level. Back stairway next to kitchen, leads upstairs. Features original detailed carved woodwork surrounding windows and doors, numerous stained glass windows and stained glass above doors. Pocket doors between living room and dining room. Fabulous hardwood floors in pristine condition in living room, dining room, and entry hallway. Large mirror above fireplace and crystal chandelier to remain in dining room. Totally modern, newer kitchen. Large main bath has claw tub, pedestal sink, newer commode, stained glass windows and huge closet. Newly finished large tiled shower in upstairs full bath. Three large bedrooms and utility room upstairs. Sleeping room upstairs plus full attic. Front porch has balcony above and there is also a side porch. 4 car parking pad in back.
Contact Information
Chandra Falcone, BHG First Realty Group,
(765) 966-7653


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24 Comments on c. 1880 – Richmond, IN

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  1. Agusta says: 57 comments

    Wow! You sure get a lot for your money in Indiana.

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    • Karen says: 750 comments

      Yeah,you sure can. The taxes generally very low also in Indiana. I couldn’t get over this when I lived there. Then I took a look at things in my area-Huntington County. Roads were awful, schools were very bad, not much county or city snow plowing to speak of. And it cost me almost $400 to register my new Equinox, a fee that was reduced each year I had it, but not by much. So, I guess you get what you pay for. When I moved back to New York, I was actually glad for the higher taxes! Much better schools, better roads, and Lordy, SNOWPLOWING in the winter! And it cost me I think $60 to register my car last month-for two years not just one.

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  2. Julian Clark says: 1 comments

    Wow this house is amazing. I Love, Love Love it.

  3. Michael Mackin says: 1869 comments

    Such great original details……still wish there were more pictures. This is one I’d love to look at if I lived in the area!

  4. Sharon Evans says: 1 comments

    No fireplaces??

  5. mschris32 says: 91 comments

    The quilt block tiles in front of one fireplace are just gorgeous! I also love the newel post with its beautiful carving. What a nice house for the money.

  6. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 105 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    That window over the fireplace is stupendous! I’ve only seen that a few times before, so special.
    The house is beautiful and it is amazing how much old is still there. I sure hope the buyer “get’s it” and keeps the integrity.

  7. Margaret Kuberka says: 57 comments

    This house is perfect! That toilet must have a great view. I would have to ditch the carpet though.

  8. Cathy F. says: 2113 comments

    A whole lot of very pretty windows, and that one fp’s star-pattern tiled hearth is great!

  9. Roger Edington says: 48 comments

    Beautiful house! Nice price! I like it when people don’t muddle-up old houses with new Windows; thinking that is an improvement. If it were only a few hundred miles closer!

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  10. Lissie says: 271 comments

    The exterior and interior are so perfectly beautiful. I will buy this one when I win the lottery. LOL!

  11. Usually I hate it when they “update” the kitchen, but I love this one! And a fireplace in the bathroom? Scrumptious!

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  12. DianeEG says: 525 comments

    This seller could have benefited from a professional photographer but even looking through the “fog” of these shots, it’s an amazing home in a neighborhood of other beautiful homes. Not a bad drive to Indy and Dayton but the town itself has many shopping and entertainment opportunities. As with most old towns, Richmond has it’s proud history and some not so proud. Today, it appears to have picked the best and made itself again a nice place to live.

  13. Teri says: 76 comments

    This is my home town. I was hoping Kelly would see this and put it up. It just came on the market. This house is in Old Richmond and there are many old homes that are well taken care of. There is actually a man that bought one of the big old mansions on Main street and he and his wife fixed it up after it was remuddled by a hair salon. His wife does specialty cakes out of it and He has started non profit to restore the old homes in Richmond.
    Old Richmond has a wonderful Fall festival on their streets with vendors and all sorts of things. Taxes are cheap for sure but like any small town there is a big drug problem. Its so sad but this house is a beauty and there are lots of people trying to save the old houses from being torn down.

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  14. JimHJimH says: 4750 comments
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    Awesome house, awful photos. I love the Romanesque arch over the entry.

  15. Randy C says: 425 comments

    I too wish the photos were better, but the exterior and woodwork inside are just stunning. I would love to get my fingers to work on this one!

  16. Tommy G says: 45 comments

    Trying to nail down the style. Mostly Italianate, it appears, but some Romanesque I think. Not a common look, but I love it.

  17. John Shiflet says: 5241 comments

    The style is not so easy to classify; perhaps “Eclectic” would be the best style name to use but then it was designed by John Hasecoster, one of Richmond’s leading and most creative Victorian era architects. (along with builder/architect Stephen O. Yates) My spouse and I spent a few days visiting Richmond as well as some of the surrounding towns in April of this year. The town truly is a mixed bag in many ways but it might be easiest to explain that Richmond is an old industrial town trying to find its place in the post-industrial era. It does have a local drug problem, as Teri noted, with a needle exchange clinic set up inside the large Starr Historic district. Then there are others valiantly trying to make an effort towards reviving the town. Ultimately, the local drug problem will go away either by moving somewhere else or by being resolved through better treatment facilities. Until that improvement occurs, a small amount of money will buy numerous fine late Victorian and early 20th century homes. I see part of the neighborhood problem as being lax zoning allowing concentrations of low end rentals in what should be mainly single family homes within the historic districts.
    This well built house itself is nearly mansion grade with fine period details in most of the rooms. Another house we looked at during our visit was the Horatio Land House, one of the town’s best surviving designs by builder-architect Stephen Yates. It was stunningly beautiful inside, very reasonably priced, but also near low end rentals while not appearing very safe. Richmond, like its collection of old houses, has potential but it will take time and the work of many others to reach an improved state. Those people we met in Richmond were almost universally friendly and helpful and would be welcome as our neighbors. When and if we sell our Texas home we will have to go back and give Richmond another look. For those curious to see a sampling of Richmond’s old houses, here’s an album of photos I took back in April: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157683331173794

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  18. John Shiflet says: 5241 comments

    Teri,
    I’m not sure that we did or did not. Ed Ferris was our host/guide and we followed his suggestions. I do know we saw several houses including at least one on 13th street.

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