Susquehanna, PA – $135,000

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Added to OHD on 4/26/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/26/20   -   21 Comments
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521-523 Washington St, Susquehanna, PA 18847

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  • $135,000
  • 7 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 7290 Sq Ft
  • 0.37 Ac.
Beautiful historic home! One of the first mansions in Susquehanna! There are so many beautiful and original features in this 8 bedroom 4 bathroom home including beautiful wood work, a total of six fireplaces, and gorgeous hardwood floors. With a little TLC this property could become 3 separate apartments, a bed and breakfast, or even one big home! So many possibilities with this property! Come see the character and charm of this historic property!
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Nadine Krisa Peckins, Keller Williams Real Estate
(570) 585-5800
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21 Comments on Susquehanna, PA – $135,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11875 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Old/archived listing on Realtor.com mentions: “Originally drawn by Tiffany & Co. (blue prints to transfer to buyer)”. link to old Realtor listing. I don’t know if that is still true but an interesting tidbit.

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  2. The phone!! Im dying over the phone!
    I firmly expected this home NOT to be this grand or stunning inside WOW!!
    What a JEWEL with some work and in a beautiful part of Pennsylvania:)

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    • I think that’s actually an older intercom! It looks like the ones in a lot of buildings in my neighborhood (though most are gone now).

      Some of those bathrooms are a bit, uh, questionable, but intriguing. Is it already apartments?

  3. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 161 comments
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    TX

    19 dollars per square foot for a house this size and in this condition?!? Oh, I’m pea green with envy of whoever gets this house! What a beauty- if I could just nudge her north of the state line into New York State she’d be exactly the house I’ve been on the hunt for! Somebody is going to have a real gem if they treat her right and stay true to her origins.

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    • BoobtubeBoobtube says: 277 comments
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      1984 Post and Beam saltbox
      NY

      Yes. The faucets on that one tub are a work of art, not to mention the great tile. If you move it north to NY, you’ll have to double the property tax bill. As a NY resident, it’s what is driving me to move out.

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  4. doesnotsuckwavecable-comdoesnotsuckwavecable-com says: 130 comments
    PORT ORCHARD, WA

    Without knowing the electrical, plumbing, foundation issues…this looks pretty perfect the way it is. The outside needs some love, but all in all this doesn’t ‘look’ like a lot of work.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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      I’m wondering what is wrong with it, that they aren’t telling about! A price this low? WOW!!!

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    • davemessdavemess says: 6 comments
      1850 Colonial
      Brookfield, CT

      Looking at the pictures someone posted above in an older listing, I think there is some work to be done (missing ceilings, tons of paint, maybe some plumbing). Definitely doesn’t look like all of the house is move in ready. Also it says this area has an average home price of $85K, so I don’t think the price is crazy, given the location. This home will definitely give the new owner a lot to work with (some REALLY nice woodwork in spots and lovely fireplaces).

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

    Looks like an earlier Italianate was nearly completely re-done and significantly expanded around +or- 1900. The room with the bay and the nice plaster moldings, with the stair hall adjacent, is from that earlier period.

    A shockingly great deal on a big, comfortable, house with a surprisingly stylish early interior, in seemingly excellent condition, with many, many original and early features still in tact! Remarkable really. Somebody better keep their eyes peeled on this place while it’s empty! It would be a horror to have all that great stuff ripped off.

    Wonder what it looked like on the exterior before the aluminum siding went up?

    You could heat this huge place on the CHEAP with easy access to the Pennsylvania anthracite coal fields if you’d a mind to; with the added benefit of being off grid for your heating, (with a few modifications). I sure as shoot would!
    https://youtu.be/bpDkSXsrpEo
    https://youtu.be/sy85dAvr_Cc
    It is my great dream to someday own a house like this with steam or hydronic heating and do a complete restoration with an upgrade to an anthracite burning coal stoker boiler like the one in the video. It’s a shame that most of the original radiators were replaced with those baseboard units; but that’s just an excuse to collect a whole gob of decorative radiators!
    https://www.theoldradiatorcompany.co.uk/rarer-radiators/ornate
    Anthracite coal burns super clean, and is highly efficient – BTW. If you schlep it yourself you’ll save an absolute TON on your heating costs over all other fuels.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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      I don’t like baseboard heating, at all, in any style house. I don’t like the looks of it, or the fact that you have to take it apart to vacuum off the fins, then struggle to get the darn thing put together again. And, in an old house, I definately like to keep things looking old (but acting very modern, I admit it, I’d have made a very poor colonist!). That means, no baseboard heat, no satelite dishes, no air conditioners in the windows. So, I’d have to have forced air/AC installed. At least you can get pretty registers that look old, for forced air!
      Coal, I’m not fond of. I grew up, having to bring coal up from the cellar to feed a Ben Franklin stove that we relied on for a time, to heat the downstairs of the house we were renovating. I don’t know the various kinds of coal, but I do know, that a lot of the mines have closed, simply because its become too costly, to mine the coal that the depths they have to go to, to find it, now. I really hate strip mining. And, I’d love to one day, have as green a house as possible. I wonder if you could do that geo thermal heating in this area.

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      • BoobtubeBoobtube says: 277 comments
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        1984 Post and Beam saltbox
        NY

        Actually, you really don’t have to dismantle the baseboards. A vacuum crevice tool will take care of most of the dust. I recall your earlier post where you said your mother made you do this but YOU don’t have to. Break the pattern. 😉 I’ve never torn apart my baseboards in 30 years to vacuum. They work fine and no one is running a white glove over the fins.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6696 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Oh really? I love coal; and so does the earth’s ecosystem. Carbon in the atmosphere is necessary for life to exist on this planet; and I love all living things, especially plants, so I’ll feel good about myself someday when I fire up my based burner with good clean coal, anthracite that is. The stuff they mine around here is not good quality and burns inefficiently and dirty; requiring all sorts of scrubbers and processes to get it clean for commercial uses. Anthracite doesn’t even smoke. If I could get it around here I’d have already made the switch. 🙂

        This short vid. is one of my favorites. Antique based burner fueled with anthracite in action!
        https://youtu.be/9G2SQl79M58

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    • roxxxroxxx says: 524 comments
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      thanks for the coal info!

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  6. Wow! Wasn’t expecting much based on the exterior pictures, but this place is a treasure of original architectural elements. Most, if not all of the original windows intact! Really beautiful!

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  7. CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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    Unless a lot of plumbing and electrical work is needed, or something is wrong with the foundation, all I can see to do with this house, is pretty much cosmetic. The kitchen needs a complete overhaul-but it has a hardwood floor, and a fireplace!!! TAlk about having a great place to start from! The bathrooms also look like they need some work, again, just cosmetic. I like the old taps on the bathtub. I love the ceilings, the front and back porches, the floors, and of course, all that natural light coming in! I think, with this house being so affordable, your biggest worry might be, how much the utilities are going to cost you. But, you could always zone the rooms.

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  8. montana channingmontana channing says: 231 comments
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    1835 Federal
    unity, ME

    This place is really posh. A real (big) mansion but what do you call that roofline- Empire meets Prairie.
    Ps – there is no such thing as “clean coal”. Anthracite is better than soft coal but the best is no coal at all and that’s what is happening. You want a green house go solar which is down to about a dime a watt. This place would be great for solar with that mammoth roof and with Tesla batteries, no worries about the increasingly severe weather. Plus many solar companies are now installing systems for nothing and you pay them after a period of years out of the money you saved. We’re off grid and it’s great- blizzards,windstorms, thunderstorms- who cares.

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  9. ggrammerggrammer says: 44 comments
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    2005 Generic Traditional
    Lakeland, TN

    I really hope someone doesn’t chop it up and make 3 apartments!! I love the interior so much! I would keep it @ 90% as is.

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    This house just goes on and on. I wanted to save it, and part of me would put it towards my Conversation folder, because everything that is written here is so interesting, I am glad to be around you all. I finally decided on what the pictures told me, a new folder on lighting and fireplaces, but this house has so much more. smile. I sure do hope somebody falls in love with what is here already.

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  11. DuncanDuncan says: 3 comments
    Potomac, MD

    interesting little tidbit — “Former home of Myron B. Wright, Statesman & 4 term US Senator. Circa 1870”

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/523-Washington-St_Susquehanna_PA_18847_M33808-44761

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  12. MandyMandy says: 82 comments
    Edmonds, WA

    I’ve been eyeing this for several years. So many beautiful features.

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  13. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 585 comments
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    It is unfortunate that there isn’t more land available. A house this size needs room to breathe. An acre or two would make a difference in how it is perceived by a potential buyer (or it would to me were I a potential buyer).

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