c. 1860 – York, PA

SOLD / Archived From 2018
Added to OHD on 4/5/18   -   Last OHD Update: 3/14/19   -   19 Comments
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Civil War-era Farmette Fixer on 4 acres! GORGEOUS, brick, Civil War-era farm with large wrap-around porch on almost 4 acres surrounded by newer developments on all sides. Hardwood floors throughout, 3 fireplaces, new windows, new metal roof, master suite and in-ground pool w/ pool house that will be the neighborhood favorite when repaired. Huge new addition! Public sewer and private water. Natural gas already run to house. Barns and outbuildings.This is truly a unique property, and you won't find acreage like this in Shiloh! Perfect for a Hobby Farm!
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John Christman, Well Done! Realty
(717) 690-0295
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19 Comments on c. 1860 – York, PA

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  1. Avatarddbacker says: 381 comments

    I encourage you to look at the street view. This property lords over the new development like a manor house, high on the hill. How many of my OHD friends would pick this one even in its present condition over any of the new houses in the neighborhood?

  2. AvatarBecky says: 32 comments

    Oh my goodness. What an amazing b&b and wedding venue this could be if you had the money and love to restore it!

  3. AvatarJRichard says: 233 comments
    1763 center-chimney cape
    Biddeford, ME

    Needing help, worth helping.

  4. AvatarOlive says: 63 comments

    Wasn’t this on last year? I love it and my auntie lives in York but the surrounding developments would make me violent.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9794 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I don’t know if it was posted on the site before but it’s at least been around a link exchange or even the old samplers I use to do. But this time the agent shared it. 🙂

  5. Grant FreemanGrant Freeman says: 526 comments

    What a shame the surrounding land was sold off for development. This gem needs acreage!

    • JimHJimH says: 4010 comments
      OHD Supporter

      That’s been one of my pet peeves for a long time. A few years ago, Kelly posted a farm house in upstate NY on five acres. I commented that it needed its fields back, while 2 other guys said 3 or 4 acres should be sold off to reduce the cost and minimize maintenance! City folks just don’t get it – the land (or at least some of it) is what makes it what it is!

  6. AvatarCheryl Start says: 9 comments

    A diamond in the rough for sure!!! I wish I were a younger woman, talented in home improvements AND had the money to purchase this home. I can see so many possibilities with this property. I too wish all the developments weren’t so close, and had more acreage. Fantastic price too.

  7. AvatarElisa Y says: 30 comments

    This house is beautiful and well worth the effort. But UGH! The surrounding developments are ICKY – a technical term!

    Sure hope someone picks it up and restores it. Lovely house.

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 277 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Little boxes on the hillside made of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same.

  8. AvatarMazamaGrammy says: 361 comments

    Twenty years ago when I was younger, I would have snapped this up, restored it and started a nursery on the property. 4 acres is quite a good chunk of land. Could be a beautiful home and would be a good location for a residential nursery.Will take a lot of money to repair and restore. Should factor that into the price.

    • AvatarBrosia says: 80 comments

      I like your thinking. For the old house lover who isn’t put off by the hideous subdivision and only wanting small acreage in the middle of it all, using it as a residential nursery is a fantastic idea. Home-based income, customers literally within reach. It could be a real win for that suburbanite old house dreamer out there.

  9. Avatarmarianela19 says: 2 comments

    If I lived here, I would have been bawling my eyes out watching all that cookie cutter stuff being built around my home. I dearly hope if someone buys this house that they will restore it and not tear it down to build more of that cookie cutter stuff.

  10. AvatarLori Lute says: 2 comments

    I wonder what the zoning is now. They call it a farmette, but are you allowed to own a horse or a cow for that barn? 4 acres is not much when you are talking farm. One large animal per acre is a general rule in the south, and the house, pool and buildings are taking up space. That is so sad. They sold off too much land to make that work as a farm and the zoning is probably against it, anyhow. Still, a place to retire a couple horses to and live quietly.

    • AvatarSamantha says: 1 comments

      as far as horses it has to be 4acres. with the HOA I believe no animals not even chickens. but we are looking into things to hopefully purchase and restore little by little to live in it. it is beautiful and has so much potential!

      • TXJewelTXJewel says: 277 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
        Strawn, TX

        Best of luck to you, Samantha! Please let us know if you get it!

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