1878 Italianate in Urbana, OH

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237 W Court St, Urbana, OH 43078

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  • $59,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 3850 Sq Ft
Stately Italianate home requires significant renovation; however, it will be gorgeous when restored. You'll find hardwood floors, natural woodwork, ornate fireplaces, and large rooms throughout. Currently has six bedrooms and one full bathroom. What once was the carriage house at the back of the property was most recently used as an efficiency apartment that rented for $350/month. With your vision, this property can be the showplace it once was.
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Heidi Paulig Singer, Her Realtors
(937) 652-2000
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15 Comments on 1878 Italianate in Urbana, OH

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  1. MichaelMichael says: 2671 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Once I looked past the clutter, I realized how amazing this house is. Look at all the original woodwork and fireplaces, not to mention that glorious staircase!

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  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    I spent almost an entire day a few years ago looking around Urbana. For a town its size, it packs an impressive collection of Victorian era homes and commercial buildings. I noted during our visit that houses for sale seemed reasonably priced and this almost mansion grade Italianate re-affirms that impression. I feel there’s a lot of potential in this one with just a little TLC being applied to it. Some Urbana photos if anyone is interested: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157683319755440

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  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 6696 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Oh – my God. It’s perfect. I want it so bad!

    The later mantle upstairs is curious. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one upstairs, in a likely bedroom, updated with all the (shown) ground floor examples still original. Huh.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/36-237wcourtstreet.jpg
    Front and side porch doors seem to be of that somewhat later period as well.

    That price! Mmmmmm. If only “I Dream of Jeannie” could zap it over here for me.

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  4. BethanyBethany says: 3429 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Thank you realtor for not suggesting that this is a tear-down. What potential! I wish I could be the person to restore it.

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

    OMG!

    This is a FABULOUS house!

    I would love to get my hands on it!

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  6. GabrielGabriel says: 82 comments
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    There’s something endearing about Italianates that always makes me want one. To me, they feel grand and dignified regardless of size and current condition.

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  7. It’s actually IN an Opportunity Zone … so it could be purchased with tax deferred monies, and grow tax free if someone held it for 10yrs. great find

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  8. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Wow, that’s nice to know-that could be a real game changer for a prospective buyer-restorer. Thanks for the information.

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  9. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 585 comments
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    Ever since discovering OHD I have been fascinated by this type of house. One of my first comments to OHD was about another Italianate, this one in Vevay, IN, sitting on the banks of the Ohio river.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/12/21/1881-vevay-in/

    I love the grand majestic presence this type of house always projects, and I hate to see them in any state of disrepair. I hope someone will buy this beauty and return it to what it was –- a gem, to be loved and treasured.

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