1892 Queen Anne – Roachdale, IN

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Added to OHD on 1/15/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   8 Comments

11967 N County Road 250 E, Roachdale, IN 46172

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  • $119,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2881 Sq Ft
  • 3 Ac.
Huge Historic Farmhouse On 3 Acres! This 2,881 Sf, 5 Br, 1 Ba Farmhouse Was Built In 1892 & Has 13 Total Rooms. The Home Features Gorgeous Original Woodwork & Soaring 12-Ft. Ceilings Throughout. The Lr, Fr, Dr, Office, Sitting Room/Parlor, Kitchen & Ba Are All Located Downstairs. All 5 Brs, Plus Bonus Room & Loft Are All Located Upstairs. Covered Front Porch, Plus Covered Back Porch W/ 384 Sf Deck. 1-Car Detached Garage W/ Attached Storage Shed (used To Be The Summer Kitchen.) Large Chicken Coop, Plus 2 Add'l. Sheds & Grain Bin. (lots Of Potential For A Mini-Farm!) Roof Is Less Than 5 Yrs. Old & The Exterior Has Been Updated W/ Low Maintenance Vinyl Siding. The Interior Needs Tlc, Especially Upstairs, But There Is So Much Potential Here!
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Amber Greene, Greene Realty
(317) 370-7869
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8 Comments on 1892 Queen Anne – Roachdale, IN

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  1. MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
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    Wow… this house has had some serious slice and dice to it. but the woodwork is wonderful.
    I bet the threw away the staircase railings and balustrade when the decided to wall it in 🙁

    • Jo Ann G says: 132 comments

      It looks to me like the railing and balustrade is there with the wall behind it. Or are we looking at different things? The view that shows the stairs after the turn shows the railings as well as the neat curve at the top. I suspect they saved the railings on the part that is not pictured also.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7581 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I’ll bet they are still right there sandwiched in between the paneling. 🙂

      The unconverted gas jet may be a hint as to just how long those upper spaces went unused and forlorn. Great summer kitchen! I’ve had my eye on this one for a couple of years. Pity it hasn’t sold. It would make my day if someone can find an antique image of it.

  2. MichaelMichael says: 3393 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I’m seeing two different kinds of trim on the windows and doors on the interior. It looks as if most of it dates to the original house but some dates from the early 1900’s. I’d want to bring back the stairs to the original configuration if the house was mine.

  3. Ron G says: 152 comments

    There is a lot of potential to start with here in this house. The concern mentioned about the enclosed stairs isn’t a big problem. The major portion is still intact and any missing parts can be duplicated for restoration. The second floor living area looks like it was left to fend for itself. So from what can be seen, a complete restoration is in order. The second floor trim is the same style as the first floor, so I wonder why there is a later style trim in some rooms on the first floor. The roof style on this house may suggest that this house is from a plan book. Rarely do you see a farm house with a roof that is this stylish and would be considered complicated to construct. The extended window groupings in the dormers may also suggest a plan book detail. The front porch columns look like they have been replaced compared to the other porch columns. It looks like most of the windows are original and that’s a plus if one wants to restore this home. The updated exterior storm windows have probably helped to save the original windows from weather related damage.
    The asking price helps to make this house a great candidate for a restoration project. It would be interesting to follow this house to see what its future will bring.

  4. JimHJimH says: 5672 comments
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    Known as the Crosby Farm, the house was built for prominent farmer and banker Charles H. Crosby (1859-1942) and family. Lousy photos in the state file show pre-vinyl decorative exterior detail typical of an 1890’s planbook design – fishscale shingles, paneled sections, and sunbursts in the gables.



  5. SueSue says: 542 comments
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    1802 Cape

    I agree with Julie. I like the upstairs better than the downstairs. I also wish they would show floor plans on listings. The downstairs is confusing. However, fixed up in this bucolic Midwestern landscape it would be lovely.


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