1840 – Redkey, IN

SOLD / Archived From 2019
Added to OHD on 2/5/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/10/19   -   30 Comments
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  • $289,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2828 Sq Ft
  • 6.09 Ac.
Check out this once in a lifetime opportunity to own this historical property in Redkey with endless possibilities. This historic Plantation home was built in 1840, the main home is over 2800 sqft, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, sitting on over 6 acres. Home has updated electric and new, efficient boiler heating system, and is move in ready. The property also features a guest house, school/chapel, smoke house, well house, and outhouse, and large barn. Very unique property!!
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30 Comments on 1840 – Redkey, IN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10080 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I hope an OHD’er will get their hands on this one, it’s beyond amazing and deserves careful hands.

  2. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 240 comments

    Gorgeous property! Gorgeous home! I’m not crazy about the face in that very unique shower, I’d rather have that outside in the garden.

  3. AvatarTom says: 21 comments

    I’d love to see earlier pictures of the place. A lot of the woodwork suggests 20th century “Colonial Revival”, while some looks period correct. Maybe it’s just outside of my normal frame of reference.

  4. AvatarRick R. says: 44 comments

    Wow! One of my all time favorites. Great style and very nice setting. Great trim inside. Great price. Usually, a house this good is ruined by something right against it, or right across the street. The street and aerial views look good on this one, and it has a good setback from the street, in the event something is built across from it. Great find Kelly!

  5. AvatarGail Lindeman Noernberg says: 89 comments

    Packing my bags as we speak.

  6. AvatarKaren says: 4 comments

    Oh my goodness, I want to move there…….beautiful…

  7. TGrantTGrant says: 540 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    This is a remarkable property and an even more remarkable price for everything you’re getting.

  8. Avatarddbacker says: 380 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    Nearly perfect. Cut back some of the trees and plantings near the entrance and show this baby off to the world.

  9. JimHJimH says: 4115 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The Carder Homestead was a well-preserved late Italianate house, built for farmer John A. Carder (1833-1908) and his large family. Local history says that Carder bought the farm in 1860 and the family lived in a log cabin for many years before the home was built. Old photos show that the original house survived unaltered until mid-century. There’s no evidence of an 1840 house beyond the style of the later additions.
    The Georgian additions and alterations were made in recent years to create a Southern style plantation house. The Greek Revival portico and other changes have been added since the property was surveyed by Indiana SHAARD in 1984.


  10. AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
    OHD Supporter

    abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

    I am relieved to see that some of you more experienced OHDers are commenting on this outstanding house, since I, as a beginner, have been a bit confused. JimM cleared it up for the outside by showing the photo of the home before columns, etc., were added, as the I appreciate the earlier style much more.

    Aside from all that, it is a wonder to see, so much so well done and the entire property being a collective treasure, especially for that price. I can’t help but wonder why.

  11. AvatarGregory K. Hubbard says: 347 comments

    Elegant looking design and very, very handsome results. It looks like a movie set!

    However, it is a bit of a surprise. The changes were already underway when the house was inventoried in 1984. Why disguise a late 19th century Italianate farmhouse in the late 20th century as an early nineteenth century Greek Revival mansion with 18th century Williamsburg overtones, and call it a ‘plantation’ in a state where slavery was loudly and proudly outlawed by the state constitution from 1816? (My apologies to John Maas, for echoing his comments in reference to Roosevelt’s Springwood.)

    The result is spectacular, but for me it has a bit of Brigadoon about it.

  12. AvatarKaren Mosher says: 4 comments

    I love this home! If only I were a few years younger – although all my friends and I could live there now and be the 2019 version of the Golden Girls in this beauty. It truly would be great for a “gentleman and/or woman farmer.”

  13. AvatarFlaOHDJunkie says: 137 comments

    I too love this complex except for the fact that it will be 15 degrees there this weekend, but it’s fun to dream

  14. RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    If Disney’s cartoon character Goofy lived in a real house, this would be the one! 🙂

  15. AvatarOHDdrooler says: 10 comments

    This one is so drool worthy I had to call an agent! He said the guest house and school are each 12×18 but the barn is HUGE. He’ll be there in the next week or so to snap some pics of the barn. Said the owners prior to the current ones were planning to build rooms for rent in there. Not sure if the current owners ever finished the inside.

  16. AvatarJoseph Daigle says: 35 comments

    Thank you JimH. You my friend are a treasure of information. An incredible
    and well cared for property. Wonderful to witness the wonderful interior
    details still in place. That price is a bargain for sure!

  17. AvatarBernd says: 30 comments

    All this for under $300,000! Wow, just wow!

  18. AvatarTess says: 321 comments

    Thanks JH for solving the
    Puzzle. Something just felt wrong.


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