1910 – Charleroi, PA

Added to OHD on 1/15/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   39 Comments
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219 Lincoln Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022

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  • $90,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 3996 Sq Ft
  • 0.31 Ac.
AMERICAN BEAUTY! Own a piece of local history! The 219 Lincoln Avenue Mansion was built by R. Carl Mountser and his wife Elizabeth Miller Mountser. Carl Mountser was the original banker of the City Charleroi and President of the Chamber of Commerce. The stunning interior of this circa 1920's brick beauty is teeming with original imported mahogany woodwork, original double front doors with leaded glass, and features a great hall, a grand staircase, pocket doors, and fireplaces. We're talking 3rd floor housekeepers quarters that could be converted to 5th and 6h bedrooms, the round garage is complete with a working turn table for the horse carriages, original white subway tile bathrooms, a butler's pantry, a solarium, and crown molding as far as the eye can see. This brick beauty contains all the historical elegance you could hope for and so much more!
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Chrissie Cole, Howard Hanna
(724) 929-9699
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39 Comments on 1910 – Charleroi, PA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11849 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I went with the build date on record rather than the agents description of 1920’s.

  2. TGrantTGrant says: 866 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    The state of preservation on this grand old lady is amazing! Love the vintage wallpapers and the bathroom. Would love to see more of the round garage.

  3. Doreen says: 231 comments

    Okay, well holy frick. This house is nicer than I could have ever imagined. I am in love.

  4. BethanyBethany says: 3427 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    The only thing I know about Charleroi, PA is that I need to be living there, in this amazing house! I sure would love more pictures of that round garage and the mentioned turntable for the carriage. And all this for 90K????? Heaven is real, folks.

  5. StevenFStevenF says: 791 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    I love the serious, solid nature of this house. Like TGrant, I’m fascinated by the round garage. Can’t believe the low price for such a beauty.

  6. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 863 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    B.S.M.B.H. (Be still my beating heart). What a place for 90K.

  7. Dante A Ludwig says: 25 comments

    Wow!!!! Buy your own castle for $90,000.00. What a beautiful house this is!!! A great buy!!! Just about moved me to relocate back to Pennsylvania again. I can’t get over the beautifull woodwork, and wooden flooring throughout!!!

  8. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1009 comments
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    It’s always great to see a grand house which retains so much originality! The turntable that the realtor’s description notes in the garage was likely for an automobile and not a horse-drawn carriage. Popular with the well-to-do when cars were in their infancy, they allowed a driver to pull into the garage to park and then exit without having to back up.

  9. Jennifer W says: 54 comments

    WOW!!!!! What an amazing house for $90k. Love all the woodwork and the Harry Potty lol under the stairs.

  10. Garrisms says: 31 comments

    I always think, my stuff would look nice in that house. I wish they’ leave some of their stuff.

  11. DianeEGDianeEG says: 531 comments
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    1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
    Rural, IL

    The Google aerial map is interesting with the patch of undeveloped land and steps from the street up the hill to the house. I was expecting this to have some glaring problem and although much is not pictured, it sure looks beautiful. If it actually sold in 2012 for #159k, someone is selling at a loss.

  12. David Sweet says: 260 comments

    This is a really fabulous house; why the low price? Area maybe? Just wondering. In my part of the country, (Iowa) one could barely get a house that is habitable for that price.

  13. respectthishouserespectthishouse says: 73 comments
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    sweet 50s ranch Nashville, TN

    You had me at round garage ???

  14. Cindy says: 5 comments

    Omggggggg omggggggg omggggggg
    Where do I sign?

  15. MichaelMichael says: 2654 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I love the house with all the dark woodwork. The original bathroom is especially nice! Many thanks to the owners for saving this gem!

  16. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 935 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Are you talking about the favorite button on OHD?

  17. Patrick Walker says: 25 comments

    Is that a 18th century ice house, perhaps part of an much older home .?/ country house, estate

  18. kath says: 179 comments

    wow, love all the wood, the shower is cool, wonder if it still works. and how do u park a car in a round garage? hehe

    • david becken says: 40 comments

      I would guess that the ‘turntable’ in the garage was for an automobile, not a horse carriage. These were in use in 1910 around the country. Besides, how would a horse get in there with the carriage, and then get out? I lived in Crystal Park, Colorado, and there was one in that neighborhood, installed in 1910, that sat at the end of a road with views of Pike’s Peak. There was no space for a car to turn around, so they put in the turnstile to facilitate that maneuver.

      • Diane2 says: 67 comments

        The horse is not attached at the time the carriage is turned about. It may make harnessing and driving off much easier if the carriage can be turned. It is much harder to back the horse and carriage than a car while using your rear view mirror. 🙂

  19. NonaKNonaK says: 249 comments
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    Austin, TX

    Beautiful! I would just move in. Charleroi is the birthplace of the actress Shirley Jones. Google driving reveals that this was once a thriving little town with several beautiful historic houses and commercial buildings.

  20. Peter J says: 35 comments

    Only 1 pic of the public rooms?

  21. Brian Burbank says: 15 comments

    Does the round garage require a round car for parking? Pretty neat,you would need a loan every winter to pay for the heat in this house.Nice place!

  22. Marie says: 202 comments

    Who could not love this house? So many original features! Wish there were more pictures of the kitchen. That butler’s pantry is awesome!
    If I could only get myself to live in a colder climate, this one would be gone and I’d invite all OHD’s to come and visit me.

  23. Bruce says: 3 comments

    its a fine example of period architecture but keep your check books open. they require constant attention, and any upgrade always leads to unseen problems that will require cash infusions of an incredible amount. it is a labor of love however to own one of these grand homes

  24. SmCreaturesSmCreatures says: 7 comments
    Elizabethtown, PA

    This place is beautiful! The front door, the floors, woodwork etc. I have heard that the area south of Pittsburgh is dead, economically. Yes it is freezing cold in PA, and this area is a lot colder then Lancaster, where I live. I am from AZ

  25. KarenZKarenZ says: 1150 comments
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    I saved this to my favorites on zillow so that I can watch for an open house (I would really love to see that garage)! This is probably an hour and 1/2 from me, but I’m not really sure. I live in a suburb north of Pittsburgh and would really love on of those things in the garage (since I can’t back my car out of the garage without knocking off a mirror or SOMETHING)!

  26. Tara Joned says: 2 comments

    Hello everyone…my sister lived in Charleroi for 15 years. It is a part of the run down mon valley area east of Pittsburgh. Previously lots of steel mills and factories were in operation in those little towns and they were founded on industry. Now it is a tiny little one horse town with nothing to do and you have to drive 20 minutes for everything because it is a typical “rust belt” area. The death of the mills killed this area. Pittsburgh is miserable, cloudy horrible weather and the price is DEFINITELY due to this being a run down little town an hour away from civilization(Pgh). Houses take a long time to sell there. This is an amazing deal but you couldn’t pay me enough to move there! I live in Pittsburgh btw….

  27. brigidbrigid says: 591 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    I made a board on Pinterest for my favorites.

  28. brigidbrigid says: 591 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    Why in the world has this not sold!!! So awesome…

  29. Lisa says: 4 comments

    Just got notice that the Open House will Sunday, January 27, 1-4pm

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