1886 Queen Anne in Cynthiana, KY – $150,000 (2 Houses!)

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Added to OHD on 10/21/19   -   Last OHD Update: 10/21/19   -   13 Comments
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207 Oddville Ave, Cynthiana, KY 41031

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  • $150,000
  • 0.91 Ac.
Wonderful opportunity to purchase two victorians on nearly an acre lot in downtown. Both built in 1886 these two Victorians have character you won't find in a modern home. Beautiful wood work, wood mantels, and unique fire places. Use one to fix up the other or demolish and have a nice building lot. Owner said they were originally built to mirror each other. Very neat homes just needing a little tlc.
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Isaac Whalen, Whalen & Company
(859) 234-5454
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13 Comments on 1886 Queen Anne in Cynthiana, KY – $150,000 (2 Houses!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11976 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I could not resist posting this despite no interior photos. If anyone decides to check these out, get photos, we’d love to see what they look like inside.

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  2. MJGMJG says: 1511 comments
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    CT

    How cool would it be two buy twin mirror houses and do a full restore with historic paint schemes. I would love to see the inside of these houses.

    For the house on the right, I’d demolish that porch and recreate a similar one to the one on the left. I presume it was added on in the early 1900s some time.

    Here is a link obviously not the same houses but color scheme recommendations from an 1880s book. https://archive.org/details/gri_33125012875452/page/n73

    Or even these houses. They discovered approximately 13 colors on each house. https://lakeshoremuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Hackley-Hume-Houses-Slide.jpg

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11976 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I hope to see more Queen Anne or Stick home owners painting their homes like that. Bubble gum colors can be fun but those deeper paint schemes make ones toes tingle.

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      • MJGMJG says: 1511 comments
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        CT

        Totally. They just seem to be built for this type of color application. Though many people are very afraid of dark colors. Right now light trim and darker body is still more popular when then in 1880s and some 1890s dark trim and light body was all the rage.

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  3. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11976 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Reader John, on Facebook, commented: “I toured these homes. The house on the right has some structural damage in back, an addition that would need to be completely torn off and rebuilt. The one on the left is in better shape but both had busted out windows and some water damage. The roofs are in decent shape and there are some lovely design elements. Surprisingly they’re both very in tact, complete with unpainted woodwork, all doors, hardware, and original or at least antique lighting. The owner said he would take considerably less if the offer came with a promise that the homes would not be torn down but rather restored.”

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    • MJGMJG says: 1511 comments
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      CT

      Wow that’s great to know. I hope someone takes him up on the offer. I wonder how much original woodwork or other hardware is still in the house irrespective of the damage.

      On a side note, WHY are they in KY! Come to CT please 😉

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  4. Ron GRon G says: 171 comments

    Two projects side-by-side. I couldn’t think of a better way to close out a 55 year career in the construction industry than to bring two homes back to life for people who would enjoy spending the rest of their years in a unique home like these. To make it even more exciting would be to incorporate as many suggestions and contributions into these homes that could be gathered from the followers and staff at “Old House Dreams.” The legacy that would be left behind to the original architect and contributors, once completed, could only be measured in the pride each person would know they were part of bringing sunshine and warmth back into homes that could be memorialized for the opportunity to stand another hundred years. Thanks for posting Kelly. Two Victorians together with the opportunity this sale offers is probably a once-in-a-lifetime. It would be interesting to see what the future has in store for these homes.

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  5. EricHtownEricHtown says: 374 comments

    What great fun! I’ve always wanted to own twins to restore. I once owned half a set at 320 Benton Blvd, 64124 but would have preferred to have owned both that are separated by an orginal heart shaped drive from 1890.

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  6. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1078 comments
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    Charleston, SC

    Well the porches let us know who the evil twin is.

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  7. NonaKNonaK says: 244 comments
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    Austin, TX

    I would want more information about the lots shown in the last picture. But would be fun if I were younger.

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  8. Buck's DaughterBuck's Daughter says: 135 comments
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    Interesting to say the least, to see twin Victorians side by side and for such a reasonable price. Would love to see interior photos, woodwork, staircases, fireplaces, etc. Do hope someone with a love of old houses and restoration knowledge purchases these homes for restoration. I sincerely hope that neither one of these homes gets demolished. This project would be a great one to feature for a TV show or call in Nicole Curtis, Rehab Addict!

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  9. It would be a lot of fun to turn these back into mirrored twins! Can’t decide on which colour scheme to use in the front parlor, use both!

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  10. MikeMike says: 346 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    If I were young and in the market in this area, I believe I would be tempted to snap these twins up. Repair the better one to live in while I restore the other, then move into the first while I restored the second one. Once they were both done, I would probably either rent one, or use it as a B&B. I would hate to put that much work into something and then have it altered or allowed to run down again. There is a pair of restored 1920s brick mansions a few miles from us that are used as a B&B

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