1895 – Elwood, IN

Off Market / Archived
Posted January 2019. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 1/31/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/22/19   -   9 Comments
817 N Anderson St, Elwood, IN 46036

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  • $100,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3825 Sq Ft
  • 0.6 Ac.
Two-story Victorian Elwood home with unlimited possibilities. Original hardwood and stained glass throughout. Original hardwoods under carpet and still in great condition. Includes 4 beds on second floor with one full bath upper, and 1 half-bath main floor. Vinyl in kitchen and laundry, carpet throughout. Laundry room on main floor. All kitchen appliances included in sale, and features eat-in kitchen. Home has 2 furnaces. Property comes as-is. A little hard work will go far! Includes 4 lots.
Last Active Agent
James Embry, Keller Williams Realty
(317) 846-6300
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9 Comments on 1895 – Elwood, IN

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  1. AvatarRandy C says: 422 comments
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    2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
    Olathe, KS

    I love the windows in that stair landing. Eeks. Wish there were more pictures as I see a ton of potential here.

  2. RossRoss says: 2405 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    The exterior would have been a knock-out originally but it has been smothered with later siding. With that removed, and a proper period-correct color scheme, the exterior could be a knock-out again.

    The stairhall alone would motivate me to buy such a house, and undertake a careful restoration.

    The house is a jewel, me thinks, waiting to be polished.

  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Not much to add to the above comments but wish there were more photos. I’d especially like to see the upstairs tower room(s) and bedrooms. This house is indeed a jewel waiting to be shined up. Elwood is 46.5 miles slightly northeast of downtown Indianapolis so definitely commutable to northern Indy suburbs like Carmel. There’s a very nicely restored George Barber Queen Anne design on the south side of downtown, still on Anderson St. which is a busy thoroughfare going north/south through the middle of downtown Elwood. I do not recognize this design as from a plan book but it could be. All the artificial siding would need to come off or a period photo found to help determine the design provenance.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thought of you when I saw this one John. Pretty good deal! 🙂

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Jeff, you’re absolutely right-that is the kind of home I’d like to own in the future. However, we are still waiting (seems almost forever) to sell our Texas Victorian…after being marketed by nearly a dozen different agents over the years and intermittently for sale by owner multiple times. Our situation is further complicated by our small block being wrapped around by a $50 million, 351 unit apartment complex now almost completed which greatly limits the pool of prospective buyers. I anticipate a road trip that would include Elwood sometime in the Spring provided this property is still on the market at that time. I’ll take additional photos should that turn out to be the case. Despite needing exterior and some interior mainly cosmetic work, I think this Anderson St. house is reasonably priced so someone will probably buy it before too long. I hope if that happens, that they will begin a basement to attic restoration and bring it back to its original appearance.

  4. MichaelMichael says: 1304 comments

    The stain glass window in the stairs is divine!

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Indeed it is, Michael. There’s another faintly visible stained glass window in the dining room as well. A possible small “Cameo” shaped stained glass window can be discerned in streetview upstairs but the listing lacks upstairs photos. I too love houses with art glass windows. All too often, a former owner or tenant has removed them in an effort to “modernize” the house or to cash out for a small amount of money. Replacements can be very costly to have replicated when the originals are gone.

  5. AvatarBethany otto says: 2656 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    The beauty and potential shine through even the bleak winter weather outside and the messy inside. I am always excited for Indiana listings and rarely disappointed.

  6. AvatarDonS says: 59 comments

    Hopefully there isn’t a world of pet stains under all that indoor/outdoor carpet; bad enough the endless yards of tack strip. I would expect some beautiful parquetry fighting for air. The one bedroom shown seems to have been modernized to resemble a low-end condo with a matching bathroom. It’s a miracle the spectacular staircase remains in such wonderful condition.


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