1903 Colonial Revival in Clio, MI – $80,000

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Added to OHD on 5/14/20   -   Last OHD Update: 9/16/20   -   14 Comments
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235 Pine St, Clio, MI 48420

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  • $80,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2800 Sq Ft
  • 2.4 Ac.
You'll be charmed by this Victorian Masterpiece, just waiting to be loved back to it's former glory. Every nook and Crannie is filled with craftsmanship! Intricate brick masonry and an expansive porch with solid limestone pillars and wall caps make a majestic exterior statement. Inside, the majority of the original woodwork remains unpainted, gracing a sweeping stairway, paneled dining room walls, window trim and sliding pocket doors. An original porcelain tiled fireplace with cast iron grates grace the front room, a butlers pantry, parlor, and even maids quarters with a back stairway all remain. A third story and converted carriage house offer even more potential living space, but we will leave that for you to discover! Even the basement in this house will stun you. Of course, at this price some work needs to be done.Porch roof needs replacing &mechanical renovations are started, but the home is currently without central heat, electricity or plumbing. COO will be necessary. Cash only.
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Jennifer Johnston, Allstate Properties
(810) 922-5950
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14 Comments on 1903 Colonial Revival in Clio, MI – $80,000

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  1. RossRoss says: 2469 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Well, that is the first multiple-personality bedroom I have ever seen.

  2. Hmm….Why is a certificate of occupancy needed before you can occupy this home? I’m confused.

    • JimbolayaJimbolaya says: 7 comments

      The house has been condemned by the city – “STRUCTURE UNFIT FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY”. ALL repairs / code violations must be remedied before anyone can live there. I don’t think the interior pictures truly represent the condition. I’m going to pay a visit to it this week.

  3. sandy hansen says: 2 comments

    what is a c/o?

  4. Christine Walter says: 1 comments

    This was my childhood home. It breaks my heart to see how portly maintained it was after my family left. I truly hope that whomever purchases brings it back to its formal glory <3

    • MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 62 comments
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      1945 Craftsman
      Athens, TN

      I’m so sorry. I remember years ago my ex husband and I were driving down 6 Mile Road toward Woodward in Detroit and I looked over to see my gramma’s old house, and it was just a shell. It was gray brick, had a fire, and all that was left was the empty brick shell. We stopped. The fire had just happened a few days earlier, and I was just devastated. Even though she had moved to the UP years earlier, it was still comforting to see the house whenever I passed by. I can’t imagine seeing your childhood home empty and condemned. The last 3 places I lived in MI were condemned. 2 right after I moved out. But,my friends and I rented the houses very cheap, and the landlords were slum landlord. In Novi, Farmington Hills and the last was an apt. building in Royal Oak.

    • Mi childhood home was one street away from this house. I played there many times.

  5. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2018, looks like it sold since but it’s back on the market with a new agent, photos and price. Updated and moved to the front page.

  6. MichaelMichael says: 2530 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    It’s quite a beautiful home with some great details. I am curious about the lack of gutters, though. Would they have had built in gutters that are just covered up or have they been removed completely. It would explain the deterioration of the porch roof. I hope this great home finds someone who can put it back to what it was!

  7. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 497 comments

    Incredible brick house from the exterior! The interior images appear a mix of progress in renovation. Some of the photos seem to be bely it’s condemned status.

  8. ZooZoo says: 531 comments

    What a beautiful house in a beautiful setting. It looks like someone started renovating it but stopped for some reason. Kitchen and bath are torn out, but the house has such wonderful woodwork and features and it looks like it’s in pretty good condition. There are a bunch of apartments behind it, and most of the houses nearby look of newer vintage. I wonder if this was the farmhouse for a large farm? It’s very elegant and obviously cost a lot to build. I hope someone buys her who appreciates all her charms!

  9. seahagseahag says: 94 comments

    Wow sad to see that home in that condition…reminds me so much of the homes my aunts and uncles lived in…big homes..if i bought it i can not imagine the work…would have to move my grandsons in to help…but then i would be three miles from my brother…whom i havent seen in 20 years

  10. JimHJimH says: 5119 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Old photo postcard of house:

    Thomas Oliff (1849-1926) was an Englishman who came to Michigan as a young man and later to Clio, where he built the Clio Brick Plant. He was also a founder of The Clio State Bank and served as cashier and president. Oliff bought this property from Methodist Episcopal minister Ancil C. Fuller, 7 acres on the south edge of town. It’s an attractive old house worth fixing up!


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