Derry, PA

Added to OHD on 10/23/17   -   Last OHD Update: 6/11/20   -   30 Comments
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117 Mill St, Derry, PA 15627

  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3.7 Ac.
Semi-private acreage with lots of trees and grassy areas will look park-like again once properly landscaped. There are several out buildings on the property as well as an old pond that is currently dry. There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor and 2 bedrooms on the 3rd floor. The detached carriage house (garage) was built in the 1930's & has an apartment above it that can be rented out or lived in while renovations are completed on the main house. This house has so much potential for the right buyer. Roof 5 years olds, newer furnace & hot water tank
Contact Information
Sandy Liprando, Howard Hanna
(724) 832-2300
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Pics below provided by Rob: From kitchen to dining room: Dining room fireplace: Dining room radiator: Upper floor: Carriage house: Property:
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I did not find a build date on the main home. but it appears like a (stone?) Gothic Revival. SOMEONE! Get out here and take a peek for us! This might be amazing, it’s a shame the photos are so poor quality.

    The last photo is from Bing Maps street view.

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  2. RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    My opinion – definitely stone!
    I grew up in New Paltz, NY and have a serious weakness for stone houses.
    Google maps doesn’t show the road, so nice to see a shot.

    Spoke with the agent. She stated renters have trashed the inside of the house (clear evidence of dogs using floor) and did not want to put bad picks up. She said she’d email me some interiors from the old listing tomorrow.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That’s an understandable reason, some people can’t look pass that sort of thing. I’m sorry to hear it but hopefully the rest wont’ be so bad.

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  3. tess says: 304 comments

    Wonder what they mean by “semi private acreage”? Interesting it hasn’t sold before now. Several realtors have listed it prior, was $125K at one time. RR tracks could be the problem, especially if you have children. Would like to see the inside.

  4. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    A few interior pics from a previous listing. Doesn’t look as bad as I feared. 😀

    https://hotpads.com/117-mill-st-derry-pa-15627-1jfp7zz/pad-for-sale

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  5. RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    From what I was told it’s the smell. I expect floors would need either sanding down or replacing, but it might be something easy like a good spritzing with the dog equivalent of Vet’s Best. Pretty safe bet that the kitchen floor has to go given how it’s pulling up. As long as that’s not water damage that’s rotted the subfloor, I could even live with it as is for awhile.

    I’m not seeing a whole lot of bad here. (You can’t see knob and tube though.) Okay. That wood paneling, yes, but… neglect and that weird pipe through the carriage house back windows is my view of ‘bad’. I was prepared for lots worse as well, Kelly! 🙂
    Srsly, a few buckets of plaster. Strip the paint off the wood. Put some paint on the walls. Replace some panes of glass. Fix floor. New fridge. Sell firstborn to electrician. Get a mason to check the chimneys. New (metal, woo-hoo!) roof and furnace are there already.

    That also may be the 2nd coolest radiator I’ve ever seen.
    Hmm, over 3.5 acres. I may need to rent some sheep to avoid mowing…

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    • MARY BRAMMER says: 32 comments

      The best way to get dog and cat urine smells gone is to buy an inexpensive bottle of Scope Mouthwash (original), pour straight into a cheap spray bottle and douse the walls from knee high on down first, then spray the floors … close up and walk away for a day or two, then mop/wipe with your favorite cleaner. This doesn’t hurt wood work at all (if it has cracks like in baseboards be sure to spray enough that it will run into the cracks), and does not stain.

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      • RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
        1907 George F. Barber
        Hamlet, NC

        Very useful info!
        I know of at least one other old house (Balloon Farm?) that had cat stench killing off potential buyers (yeah, so, I’m exaggerating, sue me). Hope this helps some other places sell!!

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  6. Amy says: 13 comments

    well we have seen worse interiors!

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  7. LUCINDA L HOWARD says: 250 comments

    Mary, thanks for the info. One upstairs bedroom in the 1909 house we are restoring was apparently the “dog room”. I have scrubbed it three times and still can smell doggy odor.

  8. Mark Wood says: 53 comments

    Also, can whoever gets it please take off the glued on point over the door?
    Otherwise, what a romantic and beautiful setting…
    Gosh…

  9. RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    Was sent 4 pics, all of which Kelly already found with the old listing. *sigh*

    • RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
      1907 George F. Barber
      Hamlet, NC

      Saw this today. Took gobs of pix
      (yet somehow STILL missed shots I want).
      Will send some to Kelly tonight/tomorrow
      after the 11hr drive home…
      Bleh.

      Multiple offers, so either I’m going to lose out or pay too much. 🙂

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Thanks Robyn, look forward to see the pics! kelly@oldhousedreams.com

        So you thinking of bidding? 🙂

        • RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
          1907 George F. Barber
          Hamlet, NC

          Already made verbal offer and waiting to hand over the hostage fee. 🙂

          Going thru pix now. Will try and get them all facing the same way, not send the blurry ones and reasonably cropped. May take a few more hours the rate I’m going. ASAP though!

          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Awesome! 🙂 Hope you get it then, I want to be completely nosy and see what you do with it! lol

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            • RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
              1907 George F. Barber
              Hamlet, NC

              I am both hoping and terrified to get it. I’m pretty certain I’m in waaaay over my head. But… I really don’t care. 🙂
              Universe conspired to make it a near perfect fall day and the land/woods were amazing. I see all the potential and am attempting to be blissfully ignorant of the faults.

              Weeded down to 156 pix (from over 300) and will start sending. If anyone wants more or something specific, let me know!

              • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments
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                1901 Folk Victorian
                Chestatee, GA

                Did you know about the house before seeing it here?

                Looking at it in person, were you able to figure out the age (if you know about styles/features to date it that is)?

                I’d love to see the dormer window details.

                • RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
                  1907 George F. Barber
                  Hamlet, NC

                  I saw it here first!!
                  So I’ll be cursing this site when the radiators leak or bang. ;>

                  I don’t know enough about historical architecture to get any build date. (Was mostly focusing on estimating repair costs.)
                  Obvious mid-century bathroom and brickwork over top chimneys. Basement has been covered in concrete except for under the back porch, so no help there. Don’t really know what else to look for, sorry. Only other clue was that doorknob to the attic.

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  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Uploaded a ton of photos, thanks Rob!

  11. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sorry RobynMe. Thanks for the update.

    • RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
      1907 George F. Barber
      Hamlet, NC

      I’m rather massively disappointed, but I’m trying to console myself with the fact that it was going to be a ton of work. (So far it hasn’t helped.)

      The glimmer of silver lining is I’m fairly certain the folk that got it have restored at least one other home. There was someone who looked at the place and mentioned (to the agent) that they planned on squaring off those pointed windows. *shudder*

  12. WindyRidgeWindyRidge says: 1 comments
    PA

    his is home is going to auction again. I realize this tread is older but worth a shot. Any more info available about the condition. I may take a shot at the auction if the price is right.

  13. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 364 comments

    SOLD 8/8/2019 (Zillow).

  14. They started tearing down this house yesterday. The new owner said the house wasn’t able to be salvaged. They are removing the stones for repurposing on a barn. Sad to see it go.

    Upon some investigation, I found it was owned by my family in the 1920s (Seger Coal Company).

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