1922 Craftsman – Oberlin, KS – $30,000

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Added to OHD on 4/13/18 - Last OHD Update: 4/17/18 - 12 Comments
607 W Hall St, Oberlin, KS 67749

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Great Opportunity to Own a 1.5 Story Bungalow Home Featuring: 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Hardwood Floors, Basement, 1 Car Garage. All on a Level Lot. HUD homes are sold as is.
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12 Comments on 1922 Craftsman – Oberlin, KS – $30,000

  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 7764 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is a reader share.

  2. Bethany otto says: 1873 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    I did not expect to fall in love today. But Kansas strikes again.

  3. Tommy (I joined OHD!) QTommy (I joined OHD!) Q says: 413 comments

    Wow. For the cost of a beat Ford F-150, you could have a very original Craftsman. Very cool! one thing though.. Oberlin is an extremely isolated community in the very middle of absolute nowhere. That could be a great thing but you would need to be self sufficient for sure.

    • CoraCora says: 1440 comments
      OHD Supporter & Moderator

      Clinton, TN

      Jobs may be scarce. However, even though Oberlin isn’t close to any large cities, Norton and Colby (KS), and McCook (NE) are all 30 min to less than an hour away. I would think if you were a retired person or work-from-home person, you could get everything you need in one of those three, and plan big city trips accordingly.

      With a population of about 3000, Oberlin does have a grocery, and a few restaurants as well as a number of other businesses. The county hospital is located there.

      This is a lovely old house…with restoration it would indeed be a fine home and a quiet, peaceful place.

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 226 comments
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        1963 NondescriptSplitLevel
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        I live 9 miles from Oberlin (which has a current population of about 1,750). Oberlin has all of the basics you mention as well as a hardware store. If you really want to get away from the insanity of the world, this area is an affordable option. One of the town’s greatest untapped and marketable assets is its affordable and plentiful stock of Craftsman-era housing but I don’t expect anyone to be jumping on that angle any time soon.

        McCook, Nebraska is 27 miles away and offers additional retail and cultural opportunities. The closest big city (Denver) is 4 hours away. Come for the affordable old houses – stay for the peace and quiet!

  4. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 668 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1936 Tudor

    I got quite a chuckle out of the faux brick lino under the tiles in the one bathroom. I can’t fathom why people put one floor on top of another–on top of another! but we’ve seen it so many times, LOL. When we took lino out of a bedroom (in our current home) it had been laid on plywood which was on top of faux wood stick on tiles which was on top of the original wood floors! Go figure.
    This has a great deal of potential though and as Tommy pointed out, for nearly a song. I think I’d ask about moving the gas meter to a more secluded spot (or build a protective covering?).

    • Linda R says: 149 comments

      We put new floor over old in our 1963 kitchen and bath (faux brick lino) because the original was suspected to have asbestos, and would cost a fortune to have removed safely. No danger as long as it is left alone. Do not plan to continue piling up more and more layers though. This house is less than the down payment on my house, paid
      $25 yrs. ago.

  5. Tom says: 14 comments

    We still overlay old vinyl with new floor coverings. We do this largely because tile and vinyl from the post-war era many times contains asbestos, as does the mastic. Tearing up asbestos containing materials runs the risk of making the asbestos air borne. Encapsulating existing ACM is many times the healthiest alternative.

  6. TGrantTGrant says: 248 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Yes it needs some TLC, but it’s a lovely little home with character and style at a good price. For a DIY retiree this could be ideal.

  7. Lissie says: 269 comments

    Great house and great price.

  8. LisaLouLisaLou says: 99 comments

    Love this house! A little elbow grease and what a beauty it would be. I could be very happy in a middle of no where town.

  9. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 226 comments
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    1963 NondescriptSplitLevel
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    It just got better! They dropped the price down to $30,000!


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