c. 1890 – Bois D Arc, MO – $87,500

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Added to OHD on 6/12/18   -   Last OHD Update: 8/8/18   -   21 Comments
10351 Robinson Rd, Bois D Arc, MO 65612

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Price

$87,500

Beds

3

Baths

1

SqFt

2032

Acres

2.83

Here is you chance to own a little piece of history - Charming 1890 home on almost 3 acres! Stunning wood work throughout this home. Tall ceilings, huge kitchen and dining room. Three large bedrooms upstairs with great closets. Formal parlor downstairs could be a library, 2nd living area, office or 4th bedroom. This home offers so much gorgeous potential. Home is being sold ''As-Is.'' Almost all the carpet is already up so you can see the condition of the beautiful floors. A once in a life-time opportunity!
Contact Details
Lynn Greenstreet, Coldwell Banker - Vanguard
(417) 887-6664
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21 Comments on c. 1890 – Bois D Arc, MO – $87,500

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  1. julie A. says: 120 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    What a cool interior, I love that woodwork! It just needs a little love and it could be a beauty!plus the acreage! what a deal!

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  2. Bethany otto says: 2266 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    I can hear the crickets and frogs . . . I love the looming quality of the tall gables. This place is just dying for me to come and live in it and love it as it wants to be loved.

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  3. JJ says: 101 comments

    Boy, it would be quite a struggle to get into that porch swing.

    This house just tugs at my heart. I would love to be able to give the old girl her dignity back. I can only imagine the people who have lived and loved here.

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    • Janet says: 1 comments

      Back when I was young my grandpa would put the porch swing like that when there was a storm or high winds, also do that for the winter months.

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    • Sarah J Erwin says: 50 comments

      LOL, JJ! Too funny!! But I remember my dad raising our front porch swing up that high to keep it out of the weather during the winter.

      I like this house a lot, but it would take all of the members of OHD (and probably their spouses and children as well) to remove all of that wallpaper! UGH!! What a job!

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      • JJ says: 101 comments

        Well now that makes sense Sarah. Smart dad!

        I agree, a Wallpaper Party would be in order for this gem. I learned quickly that a steamer is the way to go. That prickly roller thing (not the technical term, Im sure) and a water bottle is way too time consuming. I do hope she finds someone to love her.

      • Tlchands says: 7 comments
        Wasilla, AK

        Actually that sounds fun! Instead of a painting party we could have a depapering party. When we are all done everyone gather around and share in the love of community and old homes over cold drinks and good food.

  4. abevy says: 370 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1857 Applegate, MI

    Newer fireplace was a disappointment to me. Kitchen was a composite of old and newer. I, liked the older cupboards. Old quilting frame leaning a stairway shows some use. Lots of wallpaper still to be torn down. New paint will make a big difference.

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  5. Peter J says: 26 comments

    Yep, there’s a beauty of a Victorian under those “updates”!

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  6. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 638 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Aww. What a sweetie. Grandma and Grandpa’s farm, hard working folks with a small family that worked together on the farm.
    I don’t know! Just what I feel seeing this ol beauty.

  7. Michele P Pagan says: 71 comments

    I am always astonished at how inexpensive real estate in the heartland is. This one is no exception,but it will take a buyer with vision to be able to imagine the possibilities for this house. If one just stripped out all the wallpaper, and repainted a neutral color, that would help overcome any lack of vision. this house also shows all the junk that was added to many houses over the course of the 20th century. Sweet house with lots of potential, though.

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  8. KI Floyd says: 4 comments

    Oooo, want, on about 20 acres…

  9. kmmoore says: 230 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    I love a good wallpaper story! It’s a great deal of work, but it tells the story of the home and is a wonderful insight as to how she looked. I would try to replicate the original paper when possible. Lots of original goodies here, despite some of the other updates. I think this would be a fun one to do.

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    • brigidbrigid says: 195 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      I, too, love old layers of wallpaper. If I were to own a home with layers, such as this, what I couldn’t keep intact I would frame and use as decoration. I always imagine the family as they picked out those special colors and patterns and all the work that went into papering a home of this size. I would hate to just throw it all in the trash 🙁

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      • kmmoore says: 230 comments
        Weatherford , TX

        Amen. Love your idea of using bits and pieces as decor. What a sweet tribute!

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  10. Bigrog says: 145 comments

    Lots of TLC, and this place would really shine. Love that stair case. Big rooms to do lots with. Would love the opportunity to rehab this one.

  11. Amy Sue says: 10 comments

    I agree that keeping remnants of the wallpaper that would be very cool as a historical art piece in the house.
    And here’s a recipe in case anyone needs a good one for removing old wallpaper. We used this in my mom’s house that had at least six to eight layers of wallpaper in one room. The paper was over top of a plaster wall which was in good shape so I’m sure that helped. What we did was work in a 3-foot section across and down the entire length of the wall. First we made sure we had plastic taped to the baseboards with lots of towels at the bottom of the wall. We then scored each 3 foot section with a paper tiger, the little scratchy tool you can buy at most hardware stores. Then we applied as hot of water as we could stand mixed with vinegar, no particular ratio just make sure it smells strong. We applied it with both a sponge, rag, and spray bottle to help get it in the nooks and crannies. Get it really wet and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. If it’s hot in the room you may have to spray it a bit more vinegar water on to soak through all of the layers of paper as the paper may soak through and dry. It’s important to keep the section wet, that’s why you need towels at the bottom of the wall as it will drip down. While it’s soaking in you can move on to the next section of the wallpaper. Then return to your first section and carefully remove the paper with a small, not too sharp, metal or plastic spatula tool. We took all six to eight layers off the wall in less than one afternoon. The hot vinegar water helps dissolve the old glue. Then we came back and cleaned the walls with dish soap and water followed by a good rinse.
    We also found that since the plaster wall was in good shape any nail holes or noticeable nicks we patched with Bondo which was very easy to sand and get smooth. We painted over the walls and the finish was incredible. I wish I had pictures to show but we sold the house a couple years ago after her passing.
    I hope these are helpful tips for someone working on their old house dream! 😊

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    • Michele P Pagan says: 71 comments

      I agree that hot vinegar water works very well on wallpaper that is just painted paper. AM not so sure it works equally well once the top layer is a vinyl paper, as that is a completely different material. It MAY work, so long as you score the top layer really well, to allow the vinegar – which is an acid – to penetrate this top layer.

    • brigidbrigid says: 195 comments

      Thanks Amy Sue for the ‘recipe’. Although there is no wallpaper in our old house I am going to cut and paste for further reference. We will never move, but I do have 2 daughters who also love old houses.

  12. Preston Paris says: 1 comments

    10 miles from my home never knew it was there going to go look at it tomorrow , was looking to buy one in the south but just got to go look , Love this web sight LOL

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