1886 Shingle in Salt Lake City, UT

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Added to OHD on 11/20/20   -   Last OHD Update: 1/6/21   -   12 Comments

1007 E 1st Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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  • $950,000
  • 10 Bed
  • 2 full, 3 qtr Bath
  • 7354 Sq Ft
  • 0.39 Ac.
This Victorian estate is one of the Avenues' historic masterpieces. It was designed by renowned architect Frederick Albert Hale, who also designed the original Salt Lake City Public Library as well as the Alta Club, the Eagles Club, and other iconic private and public structures. It served as a residence for several notable families before it was converted to apartments in the mid-1900s. Since that time, it has functioned as a triplex, four-plex, five-plex, and a single-family home. It has ten bedrooms, five bathrooms, four kitchens, several living areas with two fireplaces, as well as a formal dining room and entryway. It's one of those lovely, well-built homes with high ceilings, large solid-wood doors, stained-glass windows, intricate woodwork, and custom hardware, and it sits on a .39-acre corner lot in the coveted Avenues neighborhood. The carriage house is now used as a two-car garage and workshop, and there is off-street parking for five additional cars. The plumbing for drinking water was converted to copper piping, and all the plumbing out to the main city line was recently replaced. While this home has great bones, it has had its share of wear and tear over the years and needs some work. It has the potential to be a stunning remodel or could also serve as a profitable investment since it is located on a beautiful tree-lined street near the University of Utah, hospitals, downtown, the airport, world-class ski resorts, hiking and biking trails, schools, shopping, and more. It is currently structured as a triplex, and the upstairs unit has a separate electric meter and a separate address with the post office. This property is on the Utah State Register of Historic Sites. Garage is 870 square feet. Square footage is given as a courtesy and buyer is advised to obtain independent measurements.
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Robyn Christensen, Coldwell Banker Realty-Sugarhouse
Mobile 801-810-6289 / Office 801-488-5300
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12 Comments on 1886 Shingle in Salt Lake City, UT

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12502 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I hope someone with deep pockets restores this, it could be glorious!

    Fun fact, was the Myers house in Halloween 5, link.

  2. squirrelyonesquirrelyone says: 60 comments
    1900 Farmhouse
    Davenport, IA

    Bright pink and green stripes on the outside, bright pink and green carpets on the inside. Would I have chosen it? No. Would I keep them around for a good long while just for a good chuckle? Absolutely.

    Really, though, I can’t explain why, but the little round window in the third picture spoke directly to my heart.

  3. briteyesbriteyes says: 87 comments
    Cottonwood / Millcreek, UT

    This is not to far from a buddies house in the “Avenues” that is what the neighborhood is called here in SLC. I have driven past it many times, it does need a lot of lovin, the pictures shown of the outside actually make it look a lot more presentable that it actually does in person.

  4. MichaelMichael says: 3253 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    What a beautiful home with some incredible details. It does need some work but look what you have to work with! I love the looks of the exterior and that great attic porch. The shingles need some work to protect this fine home but it looks as if it still has most of it’s original windows. Even the wood corner bead is still there. The only thing I would change is remodeling the kitchen, backdating it in the process.

  5. KarenBKarenB says: 336 comments
    1885 KY farm center chimney cape style

    This is not normally a house I would look at but the exterior condition vs. price is what piqued my curiosity. I imagine price is based mostly on the rental income. I was surprised the interior looks fairly well maintained. A couple of the bathrooms are really cool and the circular open air tower would be a favorite spot for star gazing! With attention to the exterior and a good color scheme, it would be a beauty again.

  6. ScottScott says: 350 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Who wants to bet that this carpet came from a hotel remodel?


  7. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 195 comments
    OHD Supporter

    So many great original details remain — plus some fun newer additions like those bathrooms!

    Interesting solution for the chimney https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7707849,-111.8595826,3a,75y,58.16h,83.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5T3l6-f9VAmAGnPp2dwIiQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
    I wonder what it would take to resurrect the original.

  8. ctmeddctmedd says: 553 comments

    This is a cool house with so much potential. The bathroom tiles are quirky and fun. I’d definitely keep them. 🙂 I’m from GA, and the price of this house with the amount of work that it would take is absolutely mind boggling! A million dollars for a fixer-upper. Wow.

  9. Lucky480Lucky480 says: 15 comments
    1896 Dutch Colonial

    I’m so glad to see a listing in my state of Utah! I’ve driven past this house on occasion and always wondered what the interiors look like. This one does not disappoint!

  10. Old house stalkerI was born and raised in the south NJOld house stalkerI was born and raised in the south NJ says: 47 comments
    1973 bungalow
    Chincoteague Island, VA

    Teal and fuchsia seem to be the favorite colors of the former homeowners…inside and out. Not exactly a painted lady ,poor old girl.


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