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511 Power St, Johnstown, PA 15906

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  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3042 Sq Ft
  • 0.12 Ac.
National Register Property
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY in Historic Cambria City section of Johnstown! Currently a large 6 bedroom home, this was a former convent. Original decorative tile floors and detailed woodwork/trim. Pocket doors. First floor features large living and dining rooms, updated oak eat-in kitchen, several offices/meeting rooms and full bath. On the second floor you'll find 5-6 large bedrooms, several storage rooms and a recently updated full bath. There is also another room plumbed and ready for another 1/2 bath. Current owner has replaced the HUGE FRONT PORCH with wood composite and most of the windows. Treated lumber porch/deck in rear. AMAZING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - the possibilities are endless!
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Helen Dugan, Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty :: (877) 750-4411

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1 month ago

The interior is surprisingly bright, considering how close the other two structures are on either side. And is that contact paper on the floor in the upstairs hallway???

Barbara V
Reply to  Doreen | 377 comments
1 month ago

Most of that flooring appears to be linoleum, and I’ve never seen it done with such creative and unusual designs – especially in photo #16 – very cool! I’d do all I could to preserve that room, and as much of the rest as possible – particularly as it is incredibly difficult to remove the underlying adhesive.

Kind of unusual, also, to see linoleum in front rooms and what looks like hardwood(?) in the kitchen.

1 month ago

Other than the rather odd location and the industrialized river out the front door, it’s an astonishing house for that price.

1 month ago

Holy Moly…the windows and door in that kitchen! The house appears to be in pretty condition. Restoring this one would be a real pleasure and Johnstown is a beautiful town.

1 month ago

There’s something really special about this house. I’m normally not a fan of tile in old homes like this, but here it’s really well done, unique, and beautiful. A couple of spaces (the two smaller baths) I’d probably give a more period correct update. I’d also put warmer colors on the walls and some area rugs. That minor criticism aside, if I was looking for a home in this area, I would want to snatch this one up. I love the abundant, unpainted woodwork, stained glass windows, and the layout and overall look of it.

Reply to  JohnN | 140 comments
1 month ago

I agree that it’s a fine old house well worth fixing up. The entry tile in #15 should be restored. I think most of the rest is early linoleum, not in great condition and difficult to repair. There would be a few tough decisions to make there. I’d want to save #16 regardless.

Reply to  JimH | 7829 comments
1 month ago

Those were the two that really stood out to me. I do like the linoleum on the stairs too. From what I’ve heard, some of that old linoleum contained asbestos which makes removal very costly, which is why I’d probably just live with the linoleum that isn’t in good shape and just use area rugs to cover most of it.

Reply to  JohnN | 140 comments
1 month ago

I’d personally keep as much of the linoleum as possible if the cupping isn’t a tripping hazard. I hope it can be flattened by applying heat, but it would cost $ for professional conservation. That has to be weighed against the cost of replacement and the various options. Like many restoration issues, researching and consulting with experts can save the early content rather than listening to the first guy in and ripping it all out.

Reply to  JimH | 7829 comments
1 month ago

I hope someone who really appreciates the character of this house and wants to preserve as much of it as possible gets a hold of it.

1 month ago

So many wonderful features in this home. The price is fantastic.

1 month ago

The convent was associated with St. Casimir Polish Catholic Church, built 1902-07 and now an events venue next door.


Reply to  JimH | 7829 comments
1 month ago

Looks like a School Sister of Notre Dame on the steps.

1 month ago

I’m loving the sunny kitchen with the large windows.

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