Gothic Revival – Bluffton, IN

Added to OHD on 4/2/18   -   Last OHD Update: 10/2/18   -   21 Comments
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920 E State Road 124, Bluffton, IN 46714

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  • $50,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2586 Sq Ft
  • 1.5 Ac.
Here is your opportunity to return this 100+ year old home to its Historic Beauty. Property includes a 1.5 acre parcel of land and several outbuildings including a newer 50x20 building with metal roof. Some replacement windows and wood flooring. Restoring or refurbishing this home is not for the timid. If you love a challenging project - it is the home for you! As-is cash sales only.
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Beth Walker, Fairfield Group
(260) 745-5406
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21 Comments on Gothic Revival – Bluffton, IN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12011 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    It is what it is. I felt sorry as heck for it and would save it because of those Gothic windows.

    • julie A.julie A. says: 161 comments
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      1914 foursquare farmhouse
      New Germany, MN

      I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one that feels sorry for houses…It’s a diamond in the rough for sure, but you can see the potential!

    • Signe Johnson - Grandeur Restorations says: 48 comments

      That adorable little place has real potential, too bad there is so little land with it. If they added a few acres they could get a lot more from an animal lover.

  2. Carolyn says: 290 comments

    Not much left to work with inside but if you gutted it and recreated a cute interior it could be a great house. I’d hesitate to invest in it only because of the industrial park that seems to be encroaching on the countryside around it.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12011 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      There are two buildings diagonal across the street, not exactly around it. Most of it is farmland.

      • Carolyn says: 290 comments

        I’d be afraid to buy it, invest a bunch of money and then in a few years be surrounded by factories and warehouses. I see it happen all the time around here. I guess to be safe you’d have to check out the zoning in the area but even that can change over time.

  3. HarleysmomHarleysmom says: 116 comments
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    Windsor, CA

    Poor old girl just needs some love. The root cellar is adorable.

  4. Karen B says: 235 comments

    I like this house. It would be a fun house to work with and I think tearing out, you would uncover some of the original features of how it once was. The price is right and many times farmers will sell an acre or two to adjoin a property.

  5. Glenn says: 57 comments

    I love this house! Sure it needs some work and there doesn’t appear to be a whole lot of the original interior left , but there’s just something about it I find really appealing

  6. BethanyBethany says: 3476 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Oh boy, only a weird OHD-er like me would call this the stuff dreams are made of . . .

  7. TGrantTGrant says: 770 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    The roof line and the second floor windows appear to be the only gothic revival character left. I wonder what the original porch must’ve been like?

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 924 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      There is one more bit of Gothic Revival character left… the board and batten siding on the root cellar gable is classic Gothic Revival! Its presence suggests that the main house may have also been clad with board and batten siding (before the current siding was installed). The battens would have been removed to facilitate the change; a peek beneath a few pieces of the current siding would confirm or negate this possibility. I, too, would like to see what the original porch looked like!

  8. hearsetrax says: 222 comments

    hmmph …. cute place and I agree it could use more acreage

    as for zoning and related red tape, that could be an issue

    but this is one of those places you pick it up and move it to more suitable location

    hope someone saves this place

  9. JimHJimH says: 5001 comments
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    The state survey says the house was built about 1875 but an early owner, physician Thomas H. Crosbie, was in this locale by 1860 and the house may have been built around that date.

  10. DianeEG says: 553 comments

    Bluffton wouldn’t be considered ripe for invasive commercial development or a huge hazard for this little property. As far as needing more land, it appears to have out buildings that could be configured for fun spaces. Assuming the adjoining farmland could be purchased is slim – most farmers treasure their land. It appears the home is on the very edge of the city limits which probably makes city services available. If you started pulling out the updates, the home might still have some of it’s original charm especially if the downstairs windows were replaced with period ones. Granted it’s not a small undertaking but it’s homes like this that inspire me to dream about fixing up another one.

  11. tess says: 309 comments

    Looked up the large warehouse building nearby. Apparently Wells County built it.
    Sad but looks like it’s the start of a county industrial park.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12011 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I’m only seeing that one of those buildings are for lease, not that there’s a whole complex to be built.

      • Tmac1Tmac1 says: 7 comments
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        1836 origionally log
        Bluffton, IN

        Yes Kelly you are correct. At this point the building was built at taxpayers expense to lure new business to town as a move in ready manufacturing facility. It was built about 2 years ago and we are still awaiting the big manufacturing boom to bestow our town into the next New York City. There is no direct threat to this property in being swallowed up in industrial zoning anytime soon.
        Bluffton is a nice quiet respectful town for the most part with low crime and warm hearts.

  12. Jmat3922Jmat3922 says: 61 comments
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    Poor, poor house…’s a shame what has been done to her. She needs a big hug and a lot of love.

  13. FERN BENSON says: 30 comments

    poor little house…….what it must have been when it was new and had a family who were proud of it.

  14. RosewaterRosewater says: 5856 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Looks like this one has gone to foreclosure. Brave and crazy cash offer could take it super cheap.

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