1891 – Rensselaer, IN – $369,900

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Added to OHD on 5/2/19   -   Last OHD Update: 7/14/20   -   12 Comments
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508 S Park Ave, Rensselaer, IN 47978

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  • $369,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 5.5 Bath
  • 5060 Sq Ft
  • 0.71 Ac.
This exquisite, Victorian home built in 1891 is truly one-of-a kind! Attention to detail is evident throughout w/beautiful, original woodwork, tile inlays, lg pocket doors, Bullseye stained glass, 12' ceilings, 3 ornate fireplaces, grand staircase, beautiful blt-in's, marble sinks, the list goes on.. fully-applianced kit. w/butler's pantry, & a spacious master suite w/walk-in closets, bathroom w/ldy hookup & it's own LR. This would also make a great related living quarters. Upstairs you'll find 5 bdrms, 4 bathrooms, a nice ldy room w/lots of storage. Outside you'll find a 2 car att. carport along with a 2 car att. garage, as well as a deck & storage shed. Large corner lot in great location! Many updates in the past 10 years, furniture is negotiable! Call for further information!
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Noelle Weishaar, Jenkins Realtors
(219) 866-5908
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12 Comments on 1891 – Rensselaer, IN – $369,900

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  1. EricHtownEricHtown says: 387 comments

    This is definitely a WOW house. The interior details and woodwork and stained glass are all exceptional. Don’t know about the period style carpet. I’d probably go with hard wood floors. The exterior of this home confuses me. I can’t decide where the front is. If I were visiting I’d probably circle it a couple of times before deciding which door is the entry point for visitors.

  2. RossRoss says: 2411 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I would love to see an archival image of the exterior, as it looks like the entire roof was replaced at some point. I am also guessing that the octagon was originally a tower.

    What is now the main entry was, obviously, originally the side of the house. The original entry doors face South Park Avenue, and are shown in images 5 and 7..

  3. JulieJulie says: 352 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    A very happy family home. I love all of the built in storage not just for the looks but because I am married to a bit of a hoarder and these would be great hiding places for all of his things he can’t get rid of because (insert any reason here). I liked the dressmaker’s dummy with beautiful dress by the front door as well.

  4. That’s a house packed full of beauty!

    The purple carpet is tough to ignore, hopefully there’s fabulous hardwood under it. Some updates, and some back dates would be beneficial.
    The exterior, hmm… not sure. Definitely want to see an old photo, take it back to original.

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 6689 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Third time’s the charm! Heheheh. This is one I shared waaaaay back in the forum days. It popped up again a few years or so ago with better pictures. This time the photography is GOOD, and there are lots of pix. Yeah! It’s a VERY fine house. I’m SO surprised and delighted to see that it has it’s likely original exterior cladding and delightfully minimal trim detail in tact, and it’s seemingly in top condition! I always assumed it was aluminum sided and missing original detail since the previous exterior pix were murky and from a distance. I really don’t think that is the case: and I like the late Victorian into Edwardian / Free Classic minimalism.

    I almost didn’t recognize it at first in the cover shot from back to front.

    Outstanding, top-shelf, mech. systems!

    There may never have been a tower. That would not surprise me at all. It works great architecturally the way it sits.

    Still RAD after all these years.

  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11874 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    What this home once was (exterior wise) and what it is now reminded me of an old link exchange photo (of another house), damaged by tornado and completely changed the look. But I imagine this home was equally impressive: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/02/03/february-3-2017-link-exchange-discussion/

    after the tornado (again, of an old link exchange house): https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/0.jpg

  7. DianeEGDianeEG says: 534 comments
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    1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
    Rural, IL

    No idea if it’s historically appropriate, but a color on the home (perhaps old gold) and a darker trim (Burnt Sienna) would make it more attractive. All the curves, bays and trim seem to blend with all white. Beautiful home in so many ways.

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