1920 Craftsman – Albany, OR

Added to OHD on 2/25/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   11 Comments
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624 Maple St SW, Albany, OR 97321

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  • $315,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2742 Sq Ft
Own a piece of Albany's charming historic Monteith district. The Hockensmith home, built in 1920, has original trim, built ins in almost every room, wood beam ceilings in living room, fireplace, wood floors, claw foot tub, and more! Could be 5 bedrooms. Home has basement with one finished room and plenty of room for shop, craft room or ? Come finish restoring this wonderful home.
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Jill Hicks, Keller Williams Realty
(541) 738-7770
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11 Comments on 1920 Craftsman – Albany, OR

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  1. susan.atorsusan.ator says: 17 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Is it just me or is that kitchen not really in keeping with the rest of the downstairs?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It’s not original.

    • Jeff says: 50 comments

      Definitely not! Have you ever read the late Jane Powell’s books, Bungalow Kitchens & Bungalow Bathrooms? These are great resources for Pre WW2 historic homes, there are so many amazing options here. Those early kitchens & baths could be very elaborate & artistic. This is a really beautiful property, but equipped with a period style kitchen, baths, and some warm interior colors as a backdrop for the natural woodwork, it would really sing.

      • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1061 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1800 cottage
        Upstate, NY

        Absolutely! Jane Powell’s kitchen and bathroom books should be mandatory reading for anyone seeking to create a kitchen or bath in a period house. What amazes me is that contemporary updates typically cost tens of thousands of dollars and usually, unfortunately, look all wrong, while a period-style kitchen or bath can cost significantly less, function as well or better, and look wonderful…

        • Jeff says: 50 comments

          Barbara the casework can cost a little more for vintage style kitchens, as most of the off the shelf stuff is pretty bad, but can work in a pinch. Where most kitchen renovations go wrong is an inefficient layout, bad lighting, poor appliance choices, and that go to awful, white or light “beige” ceramic tile people usually use (because it is cheap). There are better solutions that cost the same or even less. Appliances are tough, either vintage style, or commercial grade look best, and hide the microwave! Vintage accessories are always a nice addition, like a wall clock, vintage phone, old advertising, they help warm things up. Subway tile is always a safe choice too.

  2. Eric says: 387 comments

    This house has gorgeous woodwork and especially the hardwood floors.

  3. Linda R. says: 196 comments

    The fireplace is begging for Batchelder type tiles!

  4. Natasha P says: 16 comments

    I kinda love the kitchen and the bathroom. They’re funky and homey. Definitely not original; but interesting.

  5. Rob says: 38 comments

    Does anyone know a good source book for backdating a kitchen to the late Victorian era, around 1900?

    • Jeff says: 50 comments


      Get the Jane Powell books on kitchen & baths. If your Victorian has lots of natural woodwork, like this bungalow, a classic white kitchen is in order, with natural countertops, but if you use stone, it should be a honed finish, not a high gloss, or the busy granite people usually plop down in a typical kitchen. Classic style lighting fixtures & plumbing, flooring can be wood, or linoleum, or perhaps some nice hexagonal, or historic mosaic tile. There was a gorgeous Victorian in Los Angeles on the site within the past 2 weeks, that had a great vintage style kitchen, the casework was all black & very nice. Take a look at it. I could offer more ideas, if space and time allowed. I am an Architect, that loves historic building of all types if you ever need any advise.

      • Rob says: 38 comments

        Thanks Jeff, I appreciate the response and advice. It is always nice to confer with another old house lover. I believe I looked at the home you are referring to and I will take another look.

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