1883 – Silver City, NM – $279,000

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Added to OHD on 3/10/18 - Last OHD Update: 3/9/18 - 16 Comments
515 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061

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Prominent 1883 Queen Anne home/business location at the top of Broadway Street in Historic Downtown. Remarkably restored... from the gracious front porch (with two entrances) to the vestibule and original wood banister, to transom doorways, woodwork, pocket doors, hardwood floors, radiant heaters and historic glass. Elegance abounds with the 11' ceilings and attention to detail. Stenciled floors and large bedrooms are upstairs and a beautiful sun space with attached deck open to the back and side yards. The one car garage has been converted to a heated studio/workshop but could easily be made back into a garage. One of a kind opportunity...perfect for a live/work lifestyle!
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Cissy McAndrew, United Country Mimbres Realty      (575) 538-3789
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16 Comments on 1883 – Silver City, NM – $279,000

  1. JimHJimH says: 3341 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Very nice! Reasonably well-preserved exterior with some original detail left inside. Part of the Silver City Historic District, known as the Charles Ashton house. Most of the earlier buildings in town were lost in early fires and floods, so this is one of the older remaining houses. Across from the 1930 Grant County Courthouse. NRHP info:

  2. tommyg says: 48 comments

    I think as much renovated as restored, though the praise-worthy effort to make the kitchen over with sympathetic materials should be noted. Nice baths, too. I’m not sure leaving the porch ceiling “bare” is good, though. I wonder how much original plaster/lath remains. Not enough nice brick homes like this one around.

    • BethsterBethster says: 561 comments

      What’s your concern about leaving the porch ceiling bare? Do you mean that you would cover it, or simply paint it?

      Your comment struck me because, coincidentally, I was watching an episode of Rehab Addict last night and Nicole Curtis was delighted to discover, when she pried some sort of material loose from the ceiling of a porch she was working on, the original wood ceiling, in perfect shape. And she didn’t do anything to itโ€”just left it that way.

    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 731 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1936 Tudor

      I thought the same thing about the porch ceiling. Needs Haint blue, ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. hilton purvis says: 3 comments

    I love waking up to a cup of Earl Grey and a sift thru the newest installment Old House Dreams. Every once in awhile, you don’t have anything to post. ( you’re on vacation…or there really isn’t anything of interest that particular day) I have a suggestion for the next rare moment of nothing to post: since all the older homes have re-modeled (muddled?) kitchens…it would be fun to see a series of photos of how some of those original kitchens looked in various homes. Either original vintage pics..or present day homes that have the original kitchens somewhat intact. I, for one, would like to see some. LOVE what you do. Thx so much for adding interest to my morning..as I open a couple other architectural sites i subscribe to…while I try to caffeinate myself!

    • CoraCora says: 1591 comments
      OHD Supporter & Moderator

      Clinton, TN

      Good morning, Hilton! I too am an avid follower of this site, it is wonderful! On the few days that there are no new posts, I usually go to the latest “Friday Link Exchange” on the home page. Many readers post homes there all day, every day, and there is always a wonderful mix of homes, discussion, and generally entertaining old-house-chit-chat to read through. On the link exchange, you can also post interesting old homes for sale you find, as well as articles, questions or whatever is of interest to you concerning old houses.

      Enjoy your Earl Grey (I love a good strong cup of Earl Grey!), and happy browsing!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8252 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Your comment really confuses me. I’ve not had a vacation in so long, I don’t even remember the last time when. Looking at posts this year, I see one weekday day I skipped posting something, which I believe was the day I went to visit my parents out of state. Weekends don’t count, but there are more Sat. that have scheduled posts than not, scheduled meaning I created them on Friday to be posted on Sat. or sometimes Sun. On days I may not post as much is because I’m having to do development/code work with the site or check on old posts, to be sure nothing changed since it was posted. The site requires more time doing something to it than the time posting houses. I’ve usually got around 350 (more or less) homes pending post. I’m never twiddling my thumbs, waiting for something interesting to pop up. ๐Ÿ™‚

      If you are interested in period kitchens, https://www.oldhouseonline.com/ has a bunch of articles showing original kitchens or updated but period looking kitchens.

      • Catherine says: 13 comments

        Ahhh, the comments of the leisurely set, thinking that manna just falls out of the sky. You do a good job Kelly and I appreciate even half the effort you have to make to keep the site going. Kudos for always having something interesting to post! Even if a particular home doesn’t appeal to me, it’s still interesting enough to browse through. I looked into a home that was posted in Wisconsin and it was grand, but had problems. Over a year later it still hasn’t sold, but it was neat to go through. I’d love to have it but there’s no garage and barely room to add one; and there’s a very long crack in the stucco on one side of the house. Owners had the knob and tube electric changed out, and there was a divine attic space.

        • Colleen J says: 1362 comments

          LOL I gage my day by my OHD email, if there are a lot of listings in that day email, I know dusting isn’t get done that day LOL. Great job Kelly!

      • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Escondido, CA

        Well said, Kelly. I’m constantly pleased at the amount of new posts you do, and a restating of how much behind the scenes work that goes into your site is always a good idea!

        • Jo Holland says: 1 comments

          I love opening my email and finding a new batch of interesting and inspiring homes. Thank you for doing this Kelly.

    • Colleen J says: 1362 comments

      I too enjoy my emails from OHD … that being said, I don’t know how Kelly does it and has a life too LOL.

  4. Lady Texas says: 70 comments

    Yes, that comment made me bristle a bit. I appreciate the work it takes to find these houses and post them. If there’s something I want to see, I should be willing to do the work and post it. Or, at the least, ask for a resource where I can research it. I can manage that research while waking up with my morning cuppa. In the meantime, I’m happy Kelly, to wake up to what you provide for us. Please, go ahead and take a vacation. We’ll appreciate you all the more when you return.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8252 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound too annoyed in my response to Hilton but wanted to let him know there’s more I do that isn’t seen by way of a post. ๐Ÿ™‚ If I had time, I’d LOVE to do other posts that were more than a house post, articles, etc. but I don’t have time unless I don’t sleep or eat or spend time with hubby. I’m not even suppose to be working today but it’s a habit that’s hard to break in the mornings. ๐Ÿ˜€

      PS, thanks to both of you though, I am glad you get enjoyment out of OHD. Cora is right, the link exchange is a great way to get more than what’s posted.

  5. southwestern guy says: 16 comments

    There is no way to thank Kelly for all her work, which is time consuming. Like most of Kelly’s waking hours. My fear is that someday Kelly’s Hubby will say enough is enough. I want my wife back. LOL

    A suggestion for Hilton is to do what I do, if I don’t get enough of an OHD fix, is to visit the different states button Kelly has or style of house. There is an endless selection, some of which I have missed, or enjoy again.

    Three cheers for Kelly and more for all the hours she spends on this site.

  6. Colleen J says: 1362 comments

    This house is beautiful no doubt, the street view looks like this could be a very hot environment (weather I mean) all that pavement surrounding the home, but that’s what Main Streets are meant to be as well.


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