Dec. 31, 2018: House Sampler

Added to OHD on 12/31/18 - Last OHD Update: 12/31/18 - 19 Comments
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79 W Main St, Ripley, NY - $64,900
OHD Note: No interior photos.
The house and property are being sold a As Is ! Cash or possibly a Rehab Loan! There is a lot of potential for the right buyer. This would make a great home for anyone! No central heat system, only vent free gas and propane wall heaters!

4041 Cliff Rd Birmingham, AL - $699,500
Welcome to 4041 Cliff Road. Designed by a renowned architect (John Hand Building, Tutwiler) for his personal residence, this unique property is a true piece of Birmingham's architectural history. Built after a honeymoon in Italy and the amazing collection of tiles brought to Birmingham can be seen not only in this home, but in Rhodes Park and other Historic homes in the Highland Park and Forest Park neighborhoods. This amazing home features hardwoods throughout, Pella windows and custom Pella French doors, and Siematic cabinets in the spacious kitchen and laundry. Sub Zero refrigerator, Thermador Range, Franke stainless sink. It is ready for a new family to update it for the future. Welcome Home!

204 Limekiln Rd, New Cumberland, PA - $599,900
Come see this truly one-of-a-kind Federal home along the Yellow Breeches Creek with modernized 1734 cottage on the property! The big house was built in stages between 1764 and 1827. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and copious documentation of the home's historic provenance will be available for the buyer's perusal. It was outfitted as a Bed and Breakfast in 1978 with five and a half bathrooms. Currently operating as the Stone Manse Inn (Est. 2011), with commercial zoning the buyer will be able to continue operating it as a B&B, or convert it into a tavern, restaurant, professional offices, or other commercial use. Owners are semi-retired, but full time innkeeping provides the opportunity for profit. The big house features hardwood floors throughout, seven bedrooms (five of which are currently used as guest rooms), five and a half baths, and two fireplaces - one with a natural gas insert. There are two furnaces in the big house, both of which were replaced with natural gas units in 2012 and serviced regularly. The hot water heater was also replaced with an efficient natural gas unit. The entire roof has been replaced in two stages. The two story cottage includes a living area, bedroom, full bath, and working brick fireplace. The 2.5 acre lot is wooded and the property is within a few minutes' drive of I-83, I-76, and US-15. The Yellow Breeches Creek flows behind the back yard (property has creek frontage), and the current owners have an elevation certificate exempting them from flood insurance requirements. You can't put a price on priceless; this is your chance to own a piece of Pennsylvania history!

804 N Carr Ave, Wynnewood, OK - $94,500
This 1920s (it's really older, but this is what assessor says) home has many possibilities. If you are a builder looking for lots, this home sits on a city block. Or if you want plenty of space of your own you could add a garden or pool and have lots of privacy. The home has 4 bedroom, 1 bath with room for a another bathroom to be added upstairs. Kitchen has been remodeled. The rest of the home is in need of repair but with your special touch could be made beautiful again. Stain glass windows with balconies, Storage buildings and fenced.

2361 Colony Rd, Gruetli Laager, TN - $124,900
OHD Note: Also available with just 5 acres at $40k: link
This offer to sell is for land across Colony Road from the Owner's residence. It does not include the residence. Mountain land with historic building and 2 utility buildings. There is a large 3000+ sq ft, 3 story building that is listed as a historical building. Used in the past as a stagecoach inn. The land has several acres that would be good pasture. The property extends to the center of a major creek down one end of the property. Would be a good location of cabin or log home. It has lots of road frontage and could be subdivided with ease. Acreage is estimated to be 27+- . There is sufficient room for building a dream home with privacy. There is enough open land to making it an ideal location for horses or cattle. Old fencing would need replaced.

1441 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA - $199,900
Classic Victorian Style Home built from coral terracotta brick, at the turn of the century. Historical classification on Berks County Registry. Home consists of three fireplaces, coffered ceilings, stained wood moldings, hardwood floors and more. Ornate craftsmanship both inside and out. Must see to appreciate this unique value of old world charm. Off street parking for 9 plus cars. Mature landscaping with wrap around porches, and more. In addition, home is zoned commercial residential mixed use. The present use of first floor is being used as a Tea Room / small restaurant, (building only for sale, not the business, business is relocating out of immediate area). All mechanicals updated to today building codes. New roof, 50yr warranty installed 2015. High efficiency gas heater direct vent 2007. Gas hot water heater also new as of 2007. Updated 200amp service. Updated and wired, smoke detection system and full armed alarm system. Commercial grade kitchen. 2-bedroom apartment located on third floor of building with separate entrance. Kitchen, full bath and Livingroom. Property is a must see to appreciate true value. Call Gary K. listing agent for immediate showing.

19 Comments on Dec. 31, 2018: House Sampler

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10321 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I do not include more details in samplers (beds, baths, etc) because these are suppose to be fast and easy as opposed to a full post. The agents phone is not included because I want to force you to check the links to see if it’s even on the market before calling. As it says at the top of all samplers, the photo is linked to a real estate site (Realtor, Zillow, Redfin) and if the agents name and agency is underlined it’s a link to their site.

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Wishing you all a nice New Year. 🙂

    • AvatarKaren f Abadie says: 72 comments

      You have a great New Year’s too, Kelly. You do an awesome job. Thank YOU!

    • AvatarKaren says: 625 comments

      A happy New Year to you and your family, too! A HUGE than you for all your work-I am constantly finding new “lottery houses” for that day Mega Millions and Powerball finally realize that it is well past my turn to win The Big One!

    • AvatarChristie says: 10 comments

      I so enjoy your postings. I’m from Maine, and hope to retire there someday. But I’m open to anywhere in northern New England. All of your posts are wonderful! Thanks so much.

  2. AvatarStevenF says: 757 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    I love the first one! Well maybe I don’t love the kitchen but the rest looks awesome.

  3. AvatarBethany otto says: 2656 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    That land in Tennessee is amazing! I sure wish there were pictures of the inside of the house.

    • AvatarKaren says: 625 comments

      If the house is beyond saving, I think I’d salvage as much wood, woodwork, door knobs and the like as I could, in order to pit in my “new old home.” This would make a wonderful hunting camp.

  4. AvatarKaren says: 625 comments

    I wish there were more pictures and details about the Ridley house. It looks nice from the outside, but sounds like it needs at least new heating and AC inside. I wonder how much work it needs. This house is about 2 hours from me, right down 90 West, not far at all from Erie, Pa.

    • AvatarCharlesB says: 411 comments

      I live in Ripley. The house is one of the architectural standouts in a village of beautiful homes (Ripley had quite the renaissance at the turn of the last century–grape juice was the first pasteurized, unfermented fruit juice to become a staple in American homes, and because the town has THE most perfect soil and climate for the cultivation of vineyards, it became a center of the juice-bottling industry and a grape boomtown second only to neighboring Westfield). The house looks more impressive in person than in the photo: the sides are four bays wide, with half-lunette attic windows on either side of the end chimneys. The brick is a beautiful old-rose color, and there are tasteful, well-executed details everywhere you look. I would expect that the interior treatment would follow suit. Ripley is located 21 miles east of Erie and 68 southwest of Buffalo in what is to this day the greatest concentration of grape vineyards (30,000 acres!) east of the Rockies.

      • AvatarKaren says: 625 comments

        I live in Lockport, in Niagara County. For years, my dad had a hunting camp in Sherman, that we kids kind of took over in the spring and summer. If I wasn’t in a hurry to get there, I used to get off 90 at Westfield, so I could drive around and look at the wonderful old houses there! I only went to Ripley a few times, however. One of our friends from Sherman, retired from Welch’s, and used to get us tons of grape juice at a very reduced rate. I love this area of New York state…lots of old farm houses, many with no other houses around. Lovely hills, and of course, the vineyards. When the camp got too much for my dad to keep up, I wanted to buy it from him, with the idea that I’d get rid of the double wide trailer he had, and build a 3 bedroom house. Unfortunately, he refused to let me buy it from him, saying it was too much work, and that no one would help me with it, either financially or with elbow grease when things needed doing. I wanted to retire there! I wish I’d insisted on buying the place.

        • AvatarCharlesB says: 411 comments

          I go to Sherman often (the best used bookstore for hundreds of miles around right next to a discount/surplus organic food shop); it is 9.7 miles from my house in Ripley. What is remarkable is the difference in climate in that short distance–the green grass at my homestead becomes six inches of snow halfway up the ridge, and two feet by the time you get to Sherman! Ripley is the spot where the Allegany Escarpment comes closest to Lake Erie, and the deepest part of the lake is immediately off our shores. This gives us a microclimate that is Zone 7A with 5A-5B literally a half-mile away. There’s a lot to be said in Sherman’s favor, but personally I love picking produce out of the garden into November and growing figs and oriental persimmons that wouldn’t be able to survive just up the hill a bit. From a gardener’s standpoint Ripley is paradise.

          • AvatarKaren says: 625 comments

            You’re so right! THe few times we went to the camp in winter, there’d be no snow on 90, but as soon as we went up those hills coming out of wither Cassadaga or Westfield, everything was white. And in Sherman, the drive would be all snowed in, and we’d have to take groceries and things up to the camp on our sleds!

  5. Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 311 comments

    Can’t figure out the main stair on the Reading house. It looks like a Palliser eight-room cottage done in brick, but that design has a twisting main stair leading up into the tower. This one seems to turn left and go over the front-room mantelpiece, which idea makes no sense.
    I like the wrap-around temple porch. You can never have too much porch.

  6. AvatarCharlesB says: 411 comments

    The Reading house undoubtedly was built from a design called ‘Palliser’s Model Towered Cottage’ (OHD has featured a number of these in the past). Round about 25 years after its initial construction somebody either won the lotto or inherited a fortune and Edwardianized it replete with new porch, main stair, mantels, and that incredible coffered ceiling. In so doing they seem to have turned a simple but stylish worker’s cottage into quite a palatial showplace!

  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10321 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks y’all, Happy New Year! Here’s hoping this year will be a great year for all (and OHD!)

  8. PhillipPhillip says: 183 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    The house in Bham is in the same neighborhood that i am in. It is an interesting house and this area is red hot and a true seller’s market. That said a fixer upper at 700K that has a very poor parking situation is a bit of a stretch. There is considerable work to be done and as with any house on a slope like that you would have to pay close attention to how water works its way around the house in a storm. A few hundred thousand dollars less and it might move. It will be there a long time at or anywhere near its current price.

  9. AvatarBryan Berg says: 35 comments

    Kelly the work you do gives me (and us) so much joy. Keep it up!!

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