c. 1845 Italianate – Upper Sandusky, OH

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101 W Fairview St, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

  • $49,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3198 Sq Ft
  • 0.78 Ac.
This colonial style home is stated to be built in 1845 according to county records. Lot includes 4 parcels totaling .786 acres +/-. Home appears to be in solid condition but will need extensive restoration. The home is being sold in its AS-IS condition. Property is agent owned. Call with any questions.
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Paul Wagner, WMS
(419) 294-8067
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17 Comments on c. 1845 Italianate – Upper Sandusky, OH

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  1. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    Ooooo bargain. Absolutely gorgeous, too. Love it!

    I’ve been off work since Wednesday, which was moving day. Closed on our house yesterday. I’ve been unpacking and browsing OHD. I kinda like this ‘not working’ gig! Back to the grind on Monday though.

    Still looking for an old house…

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Hope you find what you are looking for in Tennessee(?) soon! BTW, my mom lives in TN so if you do buy in/around Knoxville, I’m inviting myself over to see your new old house! 😀

      • CoraCora says: 2059 comments
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        Clinton, TN

        You better! We can porch sit (because, you know I require a porch) and old house dream for a spell. 🙂 I would love that!

        Yes, TN for now. My hubby’s parents need us to stay close by, and we both have our work here. Eventually we will relocate, though.

        We did manage to still rent that cool old carriage house (and not lose our deposit, thank God). It’s really neat up here, the decor is 1920s -1940s. But it’s tiny. The old house that it once belonged to is long gone, so we’ve got the lot to ourselves. I’m having lots of fun decorating!

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  2. says: 12 comments

    Italianate is my absolute favorite style, though I wonder what it must have looked like in 1845 if it is listed as Colonial by the realtor?

    LOVE the deep crimson/burgundy color in the parlor (although I would probably keep the color to either just one aspect of the room instead)…the wallpaper in particular is very pretty and I am usually not a fan of wallpaper! (blame it on me being born near the tail end of the 80s and remembering gaudy 80s wallpaper ruining my family’s home haha)
    I would love to fix up this beauty.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Old homes are often listed as “Colonial” or “Victorian” so I wouldn’t put any meaning behind it other than the writer not knowing anything about architectural styles.

      Exterior wise it’s missing the porch, that little bump out on the front side is not original or maybe part of the old porch that was enclosed; missing original windows and the cupola has been resided too. Along with other things (front door has been redone, missing 2nd story doorway, etc.)

  3. SueSue says: 1130 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    My goodness, what a beauty waiting for the right person to restore it. Where is the original front door and why the bars on the front door? What happened to the cupola?
    It’s at the beginning of a very nice neighborhood. The house right next door is beautiful. Too bad there is a gas station in view. Perhaps you cannot see it from the house.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I don’t think the barred screen door means anything about the neighborhood crime if that is what you are asking. It’s just a heavy “wrought iron” kind of screen door.

  4. Ross says: 2469 comments

    Oh. My.

    There is a muffled beauty…in there…somewhere.

    I would love to get my restoration hands on this house.

  5. Michael Mackin says: 2530 comments

    It looks like several missing porches on this house. Still, I love the style and for the price, there sure looks to be some potential! A vintage picture of the exterior would help in understanding what the porches looked like as well as the cupola.

  6. HEason says: 4 comments

    Ok am I the only one that noticed the door on 2nd floor leading outside in the back?

    • Emily says: 38 comments

      I noticed it right away lol wrong step dooownnnn. My dads family had a 3 level home on the east coast. They had 3 different living floors (all the same family) but one way in from the ground floor, this was done for winters who ever had “door” access to walk out over the snow. In the non winter months heavy furniture and extra locks on the inside so you had to work to get the wrong door open. this is a good home with lots of potential.

  7. JullesJulles says: 533 comments
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    I love houses like this, a beautiful home that most people overlook because of the taste specific decorating. I would love to know what other issues it had. If this house was in North Georgia for this price, I would take it in a heartbeat!

  8. bathrickbathrick says: 45 comments

    A lot of work to bring this back. At least three porches, most of the windows and doors, roof – and that’s just the outside. With good choices, it could be gorgeous, but it will take quite a bit of money.

  9. JullesJulles says: 533 comments
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    Folks it doesn’t have to have a front porch, look at this one
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/04/11/italianate-mount-carroll-il/
    and this is gorgeous without one.

  10. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 470 comments

    With all that’s been said about the retention of period detailing on old houses, why do you suppose one of the owners did this to a valuable home?

    There are porch scars all around the exterior. I agree with Kelly that the lump on the side of the house adjacent to the bay window is an original porch, or perhaps a conservatory, that’s been enclosed. It’s a miracle that they retained the cornice brackets and porch roof. Recreating the missing porches, and restoring the one that’s survived, along with the cupola, will go a good way toward restoring this home’s original appearance. It will look more gracious, less like it was designed to survive an extended siege.

    The very tall window scars on the main facade look like they once held 3 sliding sash each so family or guests could step through the window to enjoy the now missing porch.

    An early photograph will be vital for restoring this home.

  11. Hap says: 9 comments

    Looks like most of the interior wood has been painted 🙁

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