1899 – Dayton, OH

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507 Mclain St, Dayton, OH 45403

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  • $79,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2700 Sq Ft
Cash sale only. Being sold As-is - No inspections. This St. Anne Historic District home is "wanting to be gorgeous again" and in need of a rehab enthusiast who could turn it back into the showcase it once was. It prominently sits at the end of the street overlooking the park and downtown Dayton. Built in 1899 it boasts gorgeous Hardwood floors, pocket doors and built-ins around fireplace(s) and dining room...all needing to be refinished. Large concrete front porch with possible outside access to a separate office. Kitchen is gutted with floor access to basement. Second floor boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 baths Two outside porches outside of kitchen and 2nd floor overlooks Bomberger Park. Lower level has outside egress as well. Roof and water heater are newer. Located just a couple of blocks from Fifth Street Brewpub, St. Anne the Tart and near many wonderfully renovated historic homes and businesses.
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Joanne Cronin, Irongate Realtor
s(937) 436-2700
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13 Comments on 1899 – Dayton, OH

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  1. MichaelMichael says: 2273 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I love the look on the outside of this interesting home. The inside needs some help in putting it back together but has some nice original details!

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  2. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 920 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Deliciously quirky! The house appears to have had some extensive early twentieth century updates which add even more interest. I appreciate the fact that this house appears to have been designed specifically for its oddly shaped lot and is not a generic plan. Thanks to Cora for finding this!

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  3. RossRoss says: 2538 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    That shrieking you hear?

    That’s me. Sorry.

    I’m shrieking for two reasons:

    1) Oh, dear. What somebody did to the interior.
    2) Oh, my! That mantel! The BEST-ever mantel!

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  4. TGrantTGrant says: 767 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    That pared down art nouveau mantelpiece is quite the outlier!

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  5. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5657 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    A few years ago, I actually stood in front of this house but my attention was directed to the house across the street locally known as the “Steamboat” house because its rounded, double-decker porch is reminiscent of an old steamboat prow. I did take a photo of it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/14954186624/in/album-72157648433023988/ but did not take one of this house.

    In some of the more marginal neighborhoods of Dayton this might be optimistically priced, it seems fair for the St. Anne Hill neighborhood which has a fair number of fully restored and well maintained period homes. It appears someone may have started a renovation but left it “as is”. Perhaps someone was trying to undo changes made during a rental use period during the home’s history. With the areas requiring repairs fully open and visible, it arguably saves the next restorer some demo time. I think its probable the triple set of windows above the staircase landing once had art glass. (leaded, beveled, or stained) I too keep going back to look at that unique mantel with the upright mirror-at first I think it was an Art Deco item from the 1920’s but agree its likely original to the period of the house.

    St. Anne Hill is a neighborhood trying hard to improve. There was a yard sale going on (on a Saturday) on a restored home nearby and we stopped and spoke with some of the locals. They made it clear that preservation minded newcomers would be welcomed with open arms by their neighbors. While Dayton has a lot of urban issues related to decades of economic decline this would be one of the neighborhoods I’d consider if I chose to live there. Overall, this is not a bad house in a location that I recall as being quiet and stable except for traffic noise from Hwy. 35 below the hill. In summary, this is a fine quality house in one of Dayton’s better neighborhoods. It does need some TLC, though.

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    • MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 53 comments
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      1945 Craftsman
      Athens, TN

      Thankyou. I always like to know about the neighborhoods and the people who live there. I would think anyone who bought it would have a few of the neighbors volunteering with the exterior. And maybe they have buying incentives from the historic society like grants, etc. Worth checking into. The house you took a picture of is really cool. Choo Choo!!

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  6. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 53 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    I love the mantels, the woodwork, the windows, the stairway, and the stone walls around the front with the steps going up to the house. I’m with Emmajoy…25 years younger and filthy rich. I’de make this the Grandest house in Dayton. I wish there were views out the windows overlooking Dayton.

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  7. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 53 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    There are some exterior pictures on zillow that appear to be from many years ago. This is a beautiful home.

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  8. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 53 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    Says homes in the area have increased in value 9.5% in the last year. That’s quite a jump. I would buy this house if I had the money and have my brother, an interior designer in DC, help me restore it back to it’s original glory. I’m in love with this home.

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  9. CoraCora says: 2050 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    The house next to it is so close – like maybe an arms length from it – but the surrounding homes seem to have significantly more space in between. Do you think it’s due to the lot shape? Must’ve had some skinny construction guys back in 1899. 😀

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5657 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Cora, Probably a case of the most efficient use of available space on a small lot. Not an uncommon manner of use today in coveted neighborhoods where McMansions replace much smaller tear-downs and use the maximum amount of space allowed by building codes. Not sure the footprint of this house would be approved and allowed today.

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