1860 Italianate – Xenia, OH

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Added to OHD on 7/24/19   -   Last OHD Update: 8/14/20   -   Comments Closed

149 Rogers St, Xenia, OH 45385

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  • Foreclosure
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 3726 Sq Ft
  • 0.76 Ac.
Spacious brick, historic home that will need a complete rehab and structural repairs. Great potential, easy to show.
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Shannon Grant, RE/MAX Alliance Realty
(937) 898-4400
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33 Comments on 1860 Italianate – Xenia, OH

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3478 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Only on OHD will you find weirdos like me who look at this hoarder house and see only “dream home.” Did you notice all the house parts on the floor in the kitchen? I bet there’s a ton of restoration treasure hiding amidst the junk.

    • MJGMJG says: 2663 comments
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      I love this kind of house, because there is so much stuff in there, you may find some original goodies. I see an Eastlake headboard in the hallway on the second floor for example. Could that go back to the 1880s resident? What other stuff is in there.
      More than half of the stuff is garbage. But once you get that out of there, you can expose what appears to be some really amazing woodwork!

    • PaulajanePaulajane says: 13 comments
      1920 Craftsman
      Waxahachie, TX

      Of course! I’m thinking “dumpster rental, then sort through the salvage..then start restoration. WHAT A BARGAIN!”

    • MichaelMichael says: 3296 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Apparently you find yourself in the company of a lot of weirdos, myself included. Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees, or in this case the house through the clutter but for those like yourself that can, there is a treasure! Thank you for your comment, Bethany. It made me smile!

    • joyjoy says: 69 comments

      You are definitely not alone when you are on this page. I looked at every photo with an “Oooh!” instead of “ewww”. Look at the newel post, the stair case, the woodwork, that mantle, those built-ins! There is a super cool house in there.

      As an added bonus, the wallpaper in the room with the blue chairs reminds me of wallpaper we had in our old house when I was a child.

  2. MysticMystic says: 101 comments
    Huntley, IL

    My thoughts exactly Bethany, we have to look beyond the crap 🙂 and to what it can be 🙂

  3. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12536 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I thought for sure the first comment would be about how the agent should clean this up and closing the toilet seat! 😀 Glad y’all see beyond the mess!

    • Kelly, I remember as a kid riding to the dump with my Dad. He inevitably brought home more “Treasures” than trash he got rid of. The same holds true here as well, and once the new owner has sorted ‘the wheat from the chaff,’ there’s no telling what might be found. I was on the edge of my chair studying this listing. Thank you… THANK YOU!!

      • MJGMJG says: 2663 comments
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        My dad too. I’m one of 5 kids so my dad did anything he could to make money and he sold thousands of dollars at flea markets, stuff that people threw out on the curb, on top of being an electrician. Helped pay the bills.

    • BulldogmamaBulldogmama says: 28 comments
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      1920 Craftsman
      Canby, OR

      I did have to giggle at the “easy to show” comment ?” whoops watch out for that pile of garbage- let me move this pile, look at these floors” thank goodness for this guy/gal! Could be a Beauty for sure! ❤️

  4. Funny, was thinking the exact thing as Bethany Otto in the comments! I saw many pieces and since they left so much bet all those pieces of trim etc are somewhere in the mix. Let’s hope the future buyer has that thought in mind and not just chuck it all without checking first. From what can be seen I think it could be a geM of a house!

  5. ZannZann says: 513 comments
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    1940 Cottage
    Mobile, AL

    I’m on team “Go Through the Stuff Before You Throw It Away.” You have no idea what you may stumble across. Not everything gets left behind because it’s trash.

  6. Leah SLeah S says: 161 comments
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    This is the best kind of old house find of all! The kind that old house dreams are made of: the house peeking out from behind the overgrown shrubs and vines …. cheap price …. treasures to sort through … and glimpses of all those lovely Italianate details hiding beneath it all.

  7. RobinjnRobinjn says: 241 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    Somebody has a lot of cleanup and work ahead, but SO many treasures buried in there. And the house itself doesn’t look too awful, especially for the price. Someone is going to unveil a gem.

  8. EricHtownEricHtown says: 380 comments

    An in tact great house combined with a treasure hunt. This is an oldhouse dream!

  9. says: 118 comments

    I hate this! I would want to throw all that explicative trash away. However,
    After my mother died and we went through her jewelry my husband said “You’re throwing away a lot of good stuff.” I suggested that he take it himself if he thought that. Well, a few days later he handed my stepfather 380.00 in cash saying that was what he got in exchange for the gold! So much for my method of clean up!

  10. JoeJoe says: 758 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    I could spend days sorting through all of this interesting stuff, so why can’t I sort my own. There should be support groups where everyone goes to someone else’s messy house to clean and organize, like a chain letter. Eight people start it and one person is recruited each week. After eight weeks all of the original group’s houses have been sorted and cleaned. The first recruit would be next and all eight originals could choose to drop out of the helper group… …..or not.
    Just kidding…
    …I think.

  11. JeffJeff says: 141 comments
    1876 Rural Victorian

    Aside from the eaves, fascia, and soffits, this house doesn’t look all that bad. Possibly some brickwork? Other than that, what a bargain, even for Xenia, Ohio!

    • MichaelMichael says: 3296 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      The pictures they did show of the exterior showed the brick in good shape, considering it’s age. I’d want to see the brick hiding behind all those vines…..and yes, get rid of the vines!

  12. DanielDaniel says: 28 comments
    Myrtle Beach, SC

    The mess would scare normal buyers away, but IMO you would probably find more then a few original treasures in the piles.

    • tomdg1-7gmail-comtomdg1-7gmail-com says: 65 comments
      1890 Three Bay Italianate
      Grinnell, IA

      Yep, you have to sift through it all to make sure you snag all the treasures. We are doing this very thing starting today. We acquired a house that has been without occupants for twenty years but has that plus 50 years more of that family’s accumulations. 70 years of stuff is amazing/daunting.

    • dunamovindunamovin says: 185 comments

      “Normal” buyers yes. Not OHD fans.?
      Our town dump has an area to leave or take goodies. We have picked some really nice things.

  13. emmajoyemmajoy says: 111 comments
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    Ok, I need an additional two sets of hands and legs, a couple of dumpsters to throw what we absolutely kind find a use for, and a good radio playing the oldies while we sift through the treasures. I am like the others, I barely noticed the junk! I was scanning the ceilings, walls, woodwork and floors to see what needed to be done to save this lovely home. I adore it!!

  14. ScottScott says: 347 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    I wish there were more photos. Did anyone notice the round red flash glass with starburst etching in the front door?

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5670 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Yes, I did. Ruby red (cobalt blue, amber, and green) ornamental/art flashed glass was fairly common for quality homes in the 1840’s to 1870’s era. It was common as well for the designs into the clear layer to be acid etched or wheel cut. The variety of designs was limited only by the artisan’s imagination and skill level. I can only hope the starburst pattern remains on the opposite door as well. This was a prosperous middle class home in its heyday. The random trash just adds to the allure for me. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a veteran dumpster diver (selectively, of course) and have over the years made some amazing finds as well as curbside finds. Mostly trash here it appears but I wouldn’t even open up the refrigerator…just make sure the door stays sealed and haul the germ incubator off to the landfill post haste. Some obvious work (rotted soffits) is visible and maybe a new roof is needed but I can already envision what a gem this house would look like after restoration.

  15. JanJan says: 6 comments
    1870 Italianate
    Frankfort, OH

    This is a great little town. I also saw the Eastlake bed in the hallway. Any Italianate in that nice town is worth the trouble.

  16. BKB50BKB50 says: 1 comments
    Xenia, OH

    I live in xenia.pass this beautiful old house alot….someone needs to buy it and restore it…if I had the money and time I would..it’s huge maybe a B&B… could be a historical society house hint hint….

  17. DennisDennis says: 21 comments
    1915 typical
    Coeur d'Alene, ID

    Xenia is my home town-bike trail capital of the midwest!! All that beautiful unpainted woodwork is worth the asking price and 3/4 acre!!

  18. I Love Old HousesI Love Old Houses says: 56 comments
    Arvada, CO

    My kind of “mess”! This can be a dream!

  19. brigidbrigid says: 625 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    As with most others here I got excited when I saw the pictures. One thing I like as much as old houses is old junk! I have had a booth at an antique mall for almost 15 yrs ( and sell on ebay) so sign me up for clean up duty!

  20. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 897 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    I knew there was a reason I love this site!!! OHD’ers are the BEST!!!
    I just love all the “can do” positivism here!

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