1888 – Fall River, MA

SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 10/13/17 - Last OHD Update: 3/29/18 - 28 Comments
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Map: Street View

Price

$299,900

Beds

8

Baths

4

SqFt

4630

Highlands Victorian with loads of detail! Needs to be rehabbed to make it spectacular! It is listed with the assessor as a 3 Family but it would be a great home for a large family or a multi-generational family/in-law. Original woodwork throughout, fireplaces, pocket-doors, hardwood floors and more. A must see for the lover of Victorian homes and old fashioned craftsmanship.
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Karen McLinden, Beautiful Day Real Estate      (774) 319-5777
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27 Comments on 1888 – Fall River, MA

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9797 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Gwenn for sharing!

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  2. AvatarBethany says: 2518 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    I’m dying. There are no words I can think of to describe my lust for this house. If I were able to move to MA that house wouldn’t be in the market any more.

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    • AvatarZann says: 502 comments

      That is exactly how I feel. If it were closer, I would take it exactly the way it is.

      Thank you for sharing Gwenn/posting this one, Kelly! Made my day and brought me out of my perpetual lurking.

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      • AvatarGwenn says: 108 comments

        You’re welcome! I’m so happy to finally have an outlet for my odd habit of obsessively looking at houses on Zillow 🙂

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  3. AvatarRandy C says: 419 comments

    Wow, for the pictures being presented, this looks beautiful. However, for a home this size, I’m afraid there is a lot not being shown here. Could be a beautiful place, but at that price, I would certainly want more information and many, many more pics.

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  4. AvatarRachelMed says: 86 comments

    My grandparents and other relatives are from Fall River and the surrounding area. It’s seen better times but there are some gorgeous houses there and you are close to the water. This house is beautiful and at least from the pictures it generally seems like the outside needs the most attention while the inside seems to be in pretty good condition!

    I’m curious about it being listed as a 3 family? Wonder if that is just that it’s zoned that way for future use or if it is actually already split up. At least from these pictures it doesn’t seem to be split up in any significant way. Maybe I’ll ask my dad to do a weekend visit since he lives about 30min away!

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    • AvatarBrianO says: 38 comments

      I grew up in Fall River and nearby and it does gave some beautiful honesty–especially rich in outstanding early colonial revivals. Fall River was a very rich city in the decades before WWI. The cotton mills left for the South and cheaper labor in the 1920s and the city never recovered–it actually went bankrupt before the depression hit the rest of the South.

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  5. Avatartiffaney jewel says: 84 comments

    I see old irons on the floor! My mom has a few that she uses as doorstops.

    What a great house.

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  6. JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
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    This home was built in 1888 for William Raynor Warner (1842-1914), his wife Ellen Mariah Henry and their 2 sons, Charles and George. Warner was a veteran of the Civil War, an infantry officer who fought in some of the war’s greatest battles including Gettysburg. For the rest of his life, Warner studied the War, was a member of a few veterans organizations, and visited many of the battlefields. He was said to have the largest private library in town and was widely involved in Fall River business and civic affairs.
    In 1874 Warner took a position as manager of the Cobb, Bates & Yerxa grocery store in Fall River. He stayed with the firm for his entire career, becoming an owner, but keeping the unusual name and expanding the business to multiple locations in the city and surrounding towns.
    After Warner’s death, his son Charles, also in the grocery business, owned the home and lived here with his family for many years.

    The photos don’t show kitchens or baths and there may be some apartment alterations and updates. I think it’s an extraordinary house as a nearly intact example of the early Colonial Revival with a wealth of original detail. The old maps suggest that the section on the right was added a few years after the original house, probably around 1900, and the classical porch may have been added around that time as well.

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  7. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments

    Wow, if the rest of the house’s interior is anything like what’s shown here, it could be a really gorgeous house once spiffed up! I esp. like some of the details such as the niches in that one fp’s overmantel (right word??) & the leaded glass mini cabinets in that of another fp, and the mini-turret (is it rounded, or angled? – curtains hiding the windows) window/window-seat area in the pink bedroom.

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  8. Avatarkmmoore says: 292 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    Do I spy a dry sink in the pic with the irons on the floor???

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  9. AvatarColin Kirby says: 2 comments

    I am not far from Fall River. Love old Victorian homes. Would love to see this home. I see a lot of potential.

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  10. Avatarimogeo says: 37 comments

    Very nice interior. But… and a BIG but is the exterior of this interesting property is in need of serious attention. My guess, having restored a huge Victorian house, is the future owner(s) will find surprises they never expected, I hope they have deep pockets; it is going to take it to restore this nice structure.

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  11. AvatarDave says: 3 comments

    I totally agree with everyone. If i could relocate, this house would be off the market!

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  12. AvatarLauraDav1s says: 1 comments

    Lizzy Borden lived in Fall River, MA. Heartbreaking to see so much deferred maintenance and hope someone with lots of $$$ and energy gets their hands on it…so many outstanding features, it’s an inspiration.

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    • AvatarTina Reuwsaat says: 52 comments

      I wonder if she ever visited this home. Doubtful, as she wasn’t too popular with her neighbors.

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  13. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 29 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    This house is stunning!!! I would love to just go up to the attic and see what kind of newspapers clippings might be lying around. The outside would be a big job, but I would love to own it if I could!!!

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  14. AvatarHeather Ruckman says: 6 comments

    This is my Dream Home !!!!!

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  15. AvatarColleen J says: 1270 comments

    THE STAIRCASE made me green with envy, alas I think you would need a lot of green to get this place back to it’s original glory … wow!

  16. AvatarDonS says: 59 comments

    Yikes! This is one of those fantasy houses. It doesn’t disappoint inside or out. Truly a gem, and is at the top end of my wish list.

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  17. AvatarDJ says: 77 comments

    what do we think the tiny door is next to the sink?
    Beautiful wood and woodwork.
    The outside reminds me of me- old on the outside and sagging but inside still a warm glow

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  18. AvatarJen says: 7 comments

    Very expensive to restore and maintain these lovely old homes. Lived in Fall River in a beautiful condo in the old Woman’s Club Building on Walnut St. That was the word I got from on person who lives in a 2nd Empire. Lots of beauty in the Highlands area.

  19. AvatarTeri R says: 294 comments

    The exterior details are fantastic! So many details inside also are wonderful! Please someone, breathe new life into this fine home!

  20. AvatarJanet Vodder says: 122 comments

    What a impressive grand home in need of much sweat equity!

  21. AvatarReginaKT says: 58 comments

    What a beautiful old home! I hope someone can restore her to her former glory!! 🙂

  22. AvatarSample says: 1 comments

    When I was younger (1980s) I used to deliver newspapers to this house. It was owned by a decorator named Tom and was a really beautiful home. When he passed away a relative got it and it began to slip into disrepair. It’s a shame, the two homes to the left of it are well maintained victorians, although the one to the right isn’t.

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