c. 1880 – Dushore, PA – $52,000

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108 Carpenter St, Dushore, PA 18614

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  • $52,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3420 Sq Ft
  • 0.37 Ac.
Time has taken a toll on this once beautiful Victorian home, yet some of her beauty and character still shines through in the original woodwork, pocket doors, wood floors, built in pantry, grand staircase & servants staircase, vintage front entry double doors and a Juliet balcony. Some improvements have been done in way of replacement windows, heating system, electrical system and roof. A two story barn can serve for storage or garage. Nice level lot borders Little Loyalsock creek. If you're ready to take on this labor of love and bring her back to her original beauty call today for a showing.
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31 Comments on c. 1880 – Dushore, PA – $52,000

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  1. AvatarBethany says: 2656 comments

    Little baby future dream home! Is the Little Loyalsock a river, I’m guessing?

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  2. 67drake67drake says: 184 comments
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    Racine County, WI

    Trulia map showed the Loyalsock as a creek.

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  3. 67drake67drake says: 184 comments
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    Racine County, WI

    Funny,I wanted to look around the area on street view,but could not find this house. By chance,”driving” around town I saw it,but the address was more like 175 Carpenter St., QUITE a ways down the road.

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  4. JimHJimH says: 4197 comments
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    Oh no, the hung ceiling is coming down.
    Could be a good family home with some “character”. Glad they didn’t get too far with the renovations. The realtor’s right – great barn.

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  5. AvatarSarah M says: 48 comments

    That poor piano has been terribly abused!

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  6. AvatarPaul Tucker says: 30 comments

    Dushore, home of the annual Outhouse races!

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    • AvatarMary McG says: 19 comments

      According to Wikipedia: “Dushore is home to Sullivan County’s only traffic light.” Street view shows a large intriguing big Queen Anne down the street (141 Carpenter).

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

        Mary,
        That is a wonderful Queen Anne style house. (141 Carpenter) Along the bottom margin in streetview are viewer contributed photos and I noticed one on Railroad Street that is a robust example of a George Barber designed Queen Anne and it very closely resembles the published house plan design. In summary, this small town has some great Victorian era architecture. Thanks for mentioning 141 Carpenter. Here’s a streetview of the George Barber design on Railroad Street: https://goo.gl/maps/Pj5Wyq4Xn812 Quite impressive, wouldn’t you agree?

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  7. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4708 comments

    A typical 1870’s Italianate Victorian house here with surviving interior details. Not sure what is going on with the suspended ceiling; worst would be scrappers/metal thieves have stripped out the wiring. (and if that’s the case, any copper/brass plumbing parts are likely missing as well) Nice large barn or outbuilding behind the house always a plus. It suggests this might have originally been a farmhouse but the lot size precludes that today. Are those propane/butane tanks seen off to the side? This would be a project house but if the wiring and plumbing are undisturbed it might be worth tackling. The original square porch posts were sawed off and shorter round columns put under them. Some 1970’s mobile home type paneling is seen inside. If the old grand piano is too far gone to rehab, the case and legs are strong and a good cabinet maker or carpenter can adapt the case for other purposes. This could be a far more appealing house post restoration. Difficult to find 3,400 sq. foot Victorian houses for $70k so the pricing seems reasonable.

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    • AvatarTom Wilson says: 38 comments

      So zillow lists it as 2280 and yes, those are propane bottles with no gas stoves or heaters in sight. Possibly hot water but that boiler with a hot water coil could manage that and it’s oil. Looking at the panel and the slant fin heat registers I’m guessing the copper survived.
      Throw a roof on it and spend the next couple months hauling crap out of that house. Then you’d have a place to start. Basement walls are intact from what I can see. Just one hell of a lot of work.

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

    What wonders might be revealed under the 1950s exterior siding?

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  9. AvatarJohn Lowry Gibbons says: 30 comments

    Save the piano!!!

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  10. CoraCora says: 1891 comments

    This home appears to be back on the market. More pictures and a bit cheaper:

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2100325982_zpid/

  11. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10321 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Updated the photos.

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10321 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Originally posted 2015, thought I’d move to the front page for another look. Comments above may be older.

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  13. AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

    The woodwork molding and doors on the first floor of this house are stunning. The front parlor having a different and more ornate effect than the other rooms. Almost looks like gold leave incised lines in the corner blocks. I also love how the door panels are of a lighter effect. I can’t tell from the pictures, could be burled walnut or grained burl.

    I really hope someone buys and cares for those artifacts that remain in the house with care! That molding should not be painted over as it hold a lot of historic character.

    For me, Aluminum siding removal, paneling and drop ceiling removal. Kitchen and bathroom gut. Plaster repair and some porch restructuring. Then start cleaning those beautiful doors and woodwork.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4197 comments
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      Maybe the pocket doors by the piano still have the untouched (faux burl?) finish, and the others were roughly refinished?

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      • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

        Possibly. I wouldn’t rule it out. Although it doesn’t look like anyone care much for this house so I’m not totally convinced anyone would have gone through the trouble. Plus the color and moldings are very different in this room. So it is possible that the doors have a different effect on them. I’ve seen that before. If you look closely the door panels actually are different on the piano side than the other. They are chamfered edges lined in gold. The other doors have a regular trim around the panels. I could only tell if I was up close to them or had better photos. I would love to inspect this house.

  14. AvatarTom says: 33 comments

    A barn does not necessarily suggest life earlier as a farmhouse. Before autos, even townsfolk had to have a place for their horse power.

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    • AvatarDavid Sweet says: 233 comments

      Very true, I live in the central part of the inner city in my town, and barns/carriage houses are quite common. There are only two houses on my block that DON’T have them, and that’s because they burnt down. In fact, in my local historic district, you HAVE to make any new garage LOOK like a carriage house to get a permit to build!

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    • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

      100 percent true statement. Barns and outbuildings could used for all sorts of things back then. Also some times people had 1 cow and some chickens. Several people right in Hartford CT in their high middle class homes on 1 acre of land had a few animals to help support the house but by no means is that a farm.

  15. Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

    Love the pocket doors and unpainted woodwork on the first floor! So much to work with here. A project, but it will be very pretty when finished. The stairs are pretty too.

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  16. Avatarrox says: 94 comments

    I love this home. Most likely because of the barn and that it is a level lot bordering a creek. They left most of the wood alone in the house. I would really love to fix this up.
    I am am old barn lover for 40+ years. This is a beauty.

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  17. AvatarSande stepien says: 2 comments

    I would buy this home if it had more land, love it!

  18. AvatarKarenZ says: 965 comments
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    Happy to see that beautiful Italianate staircase is still there!

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  19. MichaelMichael says: 1304 comments

    The encouraging part of this house is the interior doors, trim and stairs seem to be in decent shape. I think I agree with MJG on his assessment of removing the siding and dropped ceilings.

  20. AvatarKaren says: 625 comments

    You know, I don;’t think I have ever seen dirtier woodwork, than that going into the downstairs bathroom. Makes you wonder what this house has seen. So. It has a great staircase, a piano (hope its not beyond saving), pocket doors that I’m amazed no one painted (thank you, old house gods!), and original woodwork that needs to be stripped. I wish they had included a photo of what the ceilings look like, above those horrible ceiling tiles, as there are some tiles missing. I’m hoping they are in good condition, on;y covered to lower the ceilings, and hopefully the heating bills. The furnace looks as if it has some scorch marks on it-thats kind of scary. But, a friend of mine bought a house in our home town, for $50,000, and after months of hard work (most of it by herself), it is now lovely, so there is hope for this house. I just hope someone with deep pockets buys it, so to give it the renewal it deserves.

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