c. 1795 – Hill, NH

Added to OHD on 7/19/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   19 Comments
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1050 Murray Hill Rd, Hill, NH 03243

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  • $185,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2832 Sq Ft
  • 6.8 Ac.
Ever dreamed of owning and restoring a farmhouse in New Hampshire? Now's your chance! Hill is a quaint, New England town rich in history. This 3 bedroom colonial needs a lot of love, but has so much potential! Highlights include 3 fireplaces, wood flooring, built ins, butler's pantry, breakfast nook, and 3 season porch. The 6.8 acre property has beautiful stonewalls, split rail fencing, mature trees and a meandering stream. Just 7 miles to downtown Bristol for shopping, restaurants and attractions. This property won't qualify for FHA or VA. Being sold AS-IS.
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Jessica Peznola, Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty
(603) 569-4663
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19 Comments on c. 1795 – Hill, NH

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  1. StevenFStevenF says: 848 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    This screams “New England”. I’m a sucker for a paneled den.

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  2. Doreen says: 239 comments

    Did anyone else drool over that built-in drafting table (or, at least I think it is)?

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 715 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Doreen, don’t think it’s a drafting table, but maybe a washer/dryer hideout to replicate “bin” storage? The construction doesn’t allow for a full operating straightedge.

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      • Doreen says: 239 comments

        Hmmm…maybe. You’re definitely correct about it not having a straight edge, and that could be a table for folding clothing, but it sure LOOKS like a desk! The flooring seems to match the kitchen floor, so…? Oh well.

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    • Karen says: 1028 comments

      This is funny-I thought it was a storage thingie for potatoes and onions! Now I can see that maybe its some sort of desk.

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  3. Karen says: 1028 comments

    Hmmm…I don’t see anything wrong here, that they are saying its an “as is” sale. Unless there’s electrical, roofing, or plumbing problems? Anyway, I love all the wood floors on the first floor-I wonder why there’s carpeting upstairs? I’d love to see more hardwood floors up there! Actually, this house had me at stone walls….I love stone walls!

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    • Doreen says: 239 comments

      Definite roofing issue for sure. They have a tarp with tires on top of it in one of the photographs. Not sure if that is the enclosed porch or what. And the listing DOES say it won’t go FHA. Could also be foundation issues with something this old, or plumbing, or…

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  4. JPC says: 17 comments

    I’m trying to wrap my head around those Escheresque stairs.

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  5. Brenda says: 19 comments

    Beautiful property. All the seasons would be spectacular in this country rural setting. This house would be wonderful if restored. So disappointing with the stairwell, I wonder how the stairs could be brought back to an original early state for it’s age.

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  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11872 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted last year, had a decent price drop so moved to the front page for another look. Comments above may be older.

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  7. JerryJerry says: 77 comments
    1955 Colonial Ranch
    Peoria, IL

    Some of these house would qualify for the FHA 203K, I think it is. You finance the repairs with the mortgage (unless the sale price + repairs doesn’t support the end value).

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  8. roxxxroxxx says: 518 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I love those stairs. I thought they were great. cool house.

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  9. nhguynhguy says: 67 comments
    1880 Victorian-Bungalow
    NH

    Nice barn, which looks in good shape and untouched by a “restorer”. The house has gunstock corners so may be earlier than the 1795 date, the house has had significant upgrades not in it’s historic favor. I’m a bit of purist when it comes to early houses.

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  10. LesFosselLesFossel says: 80 comments
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    1815 Cape

    This is an extremely unusual early 19th century house. I’d date it to about 1815 based on the fact that the the front parlors have raised paneling, but that raised paneling has neither an ovolo or “thumbnail” molding. The “good morning” staircase also has the kind of Federal period detail common around 1815.
    Uniquely, there are 2 windows above the front door, not one, indicating a very wide front hall.
    The house was originally a “T” shaped floor plan with the “good morning” staircase behind the stair where it could service both the two front bedrooms and bedroom(s) in the centered rear ell. The front section of the house was one room deep with a 2 story centered rear ell that housed the original kitchen with its large cooking fireplace.
    The downstairs front hall had access both to the two front rooms and to the back “good morning” staircase beneath a chimney arch. There are houses with similar center chimney/center hall floor plans in South Woodstock Connecticut and Pownal Maine.
    Since the fireplaces are new (and the chimney above the roof also appears to be new), I expect the connection between the front hall and back staircase hall has been closed off.
    The 2nd story additions that give the rear roof a semi-saltbox shape are almost certainly later additions since they lack the exposed and cased posting of the earlier sections of the house.
    I wish Hill NH was a little close to where I live in Alna ME so I could take a look to see if my suspicions are correct.
    Les Fossel

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  11. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 332 comments

    The new owner certainly got a great property for a great price!

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