1879 Italianate – Greencastle, IN – $165,000

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Added to OHD on 8/30/18   -   Last OHD Update: 1/20/19   -   35 Comments
203 N College Ave Greencastle, IN 46135

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  • $165,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 5043 Sq Ft
  • 0.62 Ac.
Historic brick Italianate home with 6 bedrooms. Detailed ornate woodwork, hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, 2 staircases, original oil painted transoms above doors. Updated kitchen and baths. Backyard certified as Wildlife Habitat. Country feel with the conveniences of being in the city. Endless possibilities for this home. Must see!
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Carol Smallwood, Carpenter Realtors
(317) 852-4091
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35 Comments on 1879 Italianate – Greencastle, IN – $165,000

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  1. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Yes, please! I love the playfully exuberant woodwork… pure fun!

  2. Avatarsouthwestern guy says: 61 comments

    The woodwork in this house is amazing. Fortunately it was spared during the “Great American White Out” The radiator in the dining room has doors on it. Plate warmer perhaps. Unique and still in the house. I usually do not care for porch conversions. This one is unique overlooking the habitat in the back yard. Great Kitchen. There is a lot to like with this house.

  3. AvatarRandy C says: 420 comments

    Oh, my. Well, this is definitely unique and I love most everything about it. The woodwork is really special. That is the most unique stair baluster I have ever seen. I would have to do something different than that circular decked walkway, but otherwise the house is great. Again, unfortunate street view, but I could deal with that for this much house for the money.

  4. AvatarReneeV says: 22 comments

    Kelly, you have outdone yourself! This is amazing. The treatment of covering the pipe next to the fireplace with matching wallpaper was genius. What a creative interior! Thank you so much for posting my now favorite house. The bath room door was what got me. Of course the woodwork, windows, flooring attic space and unique touches helped a lot too.

  5. AvatarBethany otto says: 2585 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    I wasn’t expecting such a fabulous interior based on the exterior. I much prefer the way the house looks in the google street view (2013) to whatever is going on now. If it was a wheelchair ramp I could understand it but it isn’t.

    • AvatarAndy Weaks says: 12 comments

      Yea, my wife and I are looking at it and wonder, what the hell??, the original configuration was so much better looking. I hope someone can give us more info on this amazing house.

  6. AvatarWS says: 2 comments

    This might be my favorite house ever posted on this site.

  7. JimHJimH says: 4116 comments
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    This house was built for William O. Goulding (1830-1902), a master carpenter born in Massachusetts, who successfully operated a planing mill for decades a block north of the house. He and wife Charlotte Adeline Day raised 3 daughters and lived here the rest of their lives.

    I imagine Goulding was responsible for some of the unusual woodwork in the house, though it appears a recent owner contributed as well. Very interesting!

    • AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 262 comments

      Awesome. I was scrolling past the pictures thinking, “Well, somebody owned a lathe…” Is Folk Italianate a thing? Because this house is totally a Folk Italianate.

  8. AvatarJohn says: 78 comments

    If there’s a ‘curtain guy’ then I might be the ‘newel guy,’ because it’s one of the first things I look for. To me there are so many clues as to what may have been in houses that have been redone, or to excite me as to what may yet to be seen. Build dates, level of finish, etc., can be gleaned in many cases, and this has to be one of the most unique newels yet! The town is home to Depauw University, and has a nice selection of 19th century buildings framing their town center.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      I agree! The starting newel post in this house is stunning in its uniqueness; very original and very imaginative. The entire staircase is reminiscent of some of George Hunzinger’s furniture – weird and wonderful!

  9. RossRoss says: 2384 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Is that a newel post?

    Or an alien life form?

  10. AvatarKaren says: 596 comments

    Ok, I’m getting ready to duck here, because I think I’m the only one here who really doesn’t care for this house. I love the painted transoms, but I think the rest of the house, the woodwork, that tin roof in the back screened in porch, and that one mantel downstairs, is just a bit too fussy for my taste. That the builder was a master carpenter makes sense. I think this house was his advertisement for his abilities and talents. And, I also don’t like the view across the street, but what can ya do, right? Ok, commence throwing bricks at me-just make sure they’re handmade, and pre Civil War.

  11. Julie C.Julie C. says: 179 comments

    Someone pass me the smelling salts! This house is absolutely stunning and remarkable and I simply cannot believe the price. Great find, Kelly.

  12. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 923 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    Karen, I too am going to likely draw ire but I can’t get over the front elevation. The location of the huge chimney seems awkward–to me. The overall house, VERY nice but the front view seems like the architect decided on a fireplace inside and didn’t think about integrating it to the outside.
    The woodwork, the floors, and especially that tilting ‘dutch’ door that looks like it’s for ventilation, maybe to the attic?–Whoo, beautiful.

    • AvatarKaren says: 596 comments

      I was going to ask what that Dutch door was, to the attic, but I bet you’re right, that its to do with ventilation. Also, I was wondering who painted the transoms, and when.
      Maybe it was the last owner’s idea? Or, are they much older than that, and were done by the builder? I’ve never seen that, and its a very good idea!

  13. AvatarCindy says: 135 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    Kelly, each house posted today is better than the last one. I have to have this house. Love the painted transoms and just everything about it.

  14. AvatarDave says: 213 comments
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    1875 Queen Ann/Stick
    Des Moines, IA

    There are just no words to describe how much I love the woodwork in this house. The rest of it is pretty great too,but my goodness….. the woodwork…..

  15. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 811 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Over-door/window frame shelves trim? Never seen that! Oh another trim in the kitchen! And in the bedroom! A marble fireplace! The newel post! The wooden floor on the upper level! That bathroom door! stooooop! too much deliciousness! I’m fainting, my salts!! Incredible!

    The uniqueness of the woodwork kinda reminded me of the “chocolate house” in Boston, previously posted on OHD. Not as lavish, but at least very unique and stunning!

  16. AvatarJRichard says: 232 comments
    1763 center-chimney cape
    Biddeford, ME

    Wow! What a cache of whimsical millwork! It has a delightful “Through the Looking Glass” sort of quality: the antithesis to Hill House in Shirley Jackson’s novella.

  17. AvatarGloria says: 9 comments

    Wow, wow, wow. Wasn’t expecting those bathrooms!

  18. AvatarRoger Edington says: 48 comments

    Do you think the bathroom door is original? I love the woodwork. Maybe because I used to be a millworker myself. This house is so good looking! One of my favorites! Now if we can just move it to Michigan!

  19. AvatarKaren says: 596 comments

    I’m no artist, but I’ve noticed a lot of artists’ studios have skylights. I bet that attic would make a great studio.

  20. AvatarCe Humeston says: 17 comments

    Love all the unusual wood work in this house!!! And wallpaper around the pipes in pictures 5 & 6? Nice way to camouflage them 🙂

  21. MichaelMichael says: 1268 comments

    Nicely done interiors but it wasn’t what I was expecting. The interior looks more like the builder showing his diverse ability. Could all the different trim patterns around the doors and windows be original?

  22. Avatarpeeweebc says: 828 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    W O W !!!!!!! Going on favorites!!!!

  23. AvatarMarjon says: 10 comments

    This house is the most.
    Not sure about across the street or what’s down the street.
    Wondering if u can plant small trees across the street along the sidewalk area.

  24. AvatarMarjon says: 10 comments

    Me again.
    I’m so in love with this house
    I want to buy it.
    I am a retired from CHP and very much a artist.
    When I saw the attic.
    I imagined big canvas painting beautiful place to paint.
    How can I find out about the condition of the foundation electrical plumbing.

  25. AvatarRoger says: 48 comments

    I just noticed the turned columns and the balusters in the attic stairway. This builder thought of everything!

  26. AvatarTroy says: 5 comments

    I’ve never seen anything like this one with all of that unique woodwork everywhere. I love it. It makes the house feel extra manly.

    It makes me feel like you’re in a lodge and about to go do some manly stuff. haha. Or maybe it was just the deer up on the wall that brought that on?

    The designs in the top of the doors remind me of the steering wheel for a ship (the helm?).

    Then, when I get up to the attic, it’s like you’re actually inside a ship…an old pirate ship. haha.

    And, at first, I saw that front walkway and I was stumped as to why it was made that way. But, after seeing the inside, I had another look at the walkway and it was like a pier walking up to the pirate ship. haha. Maybe the current owner felt the same way?

    I was honestly ready to buy it! But then the street view brought me back to reality. The neighbors are way too close! This place needs a huge yard. And no garage?! I wonder if you could build one off to the right side of the house.

    The house also sits a lot closer to the street than I imagined from the pics. But, if I could pick up the neighbor’s house on the left as well, I might consider.

    Or maybe the ship is about the sail? 😛

  27. AvatarTroy says: 5 comments

    Whoops! That was suppose to be “Or maybe the ship is about TO sail? :P”

    Sorry, it’s late and way past me bedtime. ARRRRGGGGG!


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