by Teresa Iafolla
Did last month fly right by for you, too? Well, the good news is that fall is officially here, the leaves are changing, and it’s already time for another round-up of 10 beautiful old houses with bargain price tags. Seriously, some of these are listed for only a few thousand dollars! How can you say no to that? As usual, enjoy perusing the findings!
2124 5th St, Wyandotte, MI
Source: Century 21
This lovely folk Victorian house dates back to 1917 and has a spacious 1,784 of history-filled square-footage to work with. At only $50,000 for 3 beds and 2 baths – it’s such a steal! Just look at the delicate spindlework on that front porch, the wood floors, and that bright, green lot it’s sitting on. More information HERE.
9800 Parmelee Ave, Cleveland, OH
Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
The listing for this Ohio Foursquare brags that it’s in great condition for the price, and I’m inclined to agree! I love the front façade with the bright green accents and elegant gabled dormer. The inside is full of beautiful built-ins, fireplaces, and large windows. The listing also says the home’s had recent updates to the room, kitchen, and bath. At 1,144 sqft with 3 beds and 1 bath, this would make a great starter home! More information HERE.
1802 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH
Source: Comtech Realty
$4,000 (yes, you’re reading that correctly!)
This fixer-upper isn’t for the faint of heart – though with that price tag, you’re practically getting it for free! Built in 1896, this 6 bedroom mansion is located in Dayton’s Huffman Historical District and is full of opportunity. With 3,492 sq. ft. you could turn this back into the elegant estate it once was, or convert it into a few apartments. I just wish there were pictures of the inside. More information HERE.
17806 US Highway 6, Syracuse, IN
Source: Adventure Real Estate
Ok, this one is technically over 50,000… but it’s so gorgeous, aren’t you glad I snuck it in? This 1892 Victorian comes with its own historical plaque (see below) and rich, dark wood detailing all throughout the home. Plus, its 2,172 square feet are nestled on this peaceful, pastoral landscape measuring 1.68 acres. More information HERE.
1002 Summer St, Grinnell, IA
Source: EXIT Huls Realty
A gorgeous Italianate is waiting for you in Grinnell, Iowa! And although it looks like it could use a little work, it’s currently being leased out. Four bedrooms and close to 2,000 sqft – with over 100 years of history in the making. Amazing. More information HERE.
113 E Elm St, Browning, MO
Source: CENTURY 21 Whitney Agency, Inc.
Another gorgeous Second Empire-style home! This one still has tons of original character – check out all the original woodwork and the “cowboy tub.” It’s also sitting among 3 lots of green, Missouri land with Magnolia and plum trees. Browning, Missouri here we come… More information HERE.
1401 Clifton Ave, Rockford, IL
Ok, I might be on a Second Empire-style kick, but look at this house! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a Second Empire-style home that looks so elegant and so homey. Must be the porch. 🙂
Dating from 1866, this home is one of the few of its kind still left in Rockford, IL. No interior pictures, and it’s bound to need some fixing – but just look at it! 4 floors and lots of room to build. Plus, the home comes with 2 ¼ acres with lots of trees.
Fun factoid about the house: Apparently the inventor William Worth Burson once lived here, and within its walls created the first machine to automatically knit socks. Sock monkeys for everyone!
More information HERE.
3511 W 126th St, Cleveland, OH
Source: RE/MAX Pros
Another Cleveland charmer looking for a rehabber! I love how quaint this circa 1920 home is. At only a bite-size 973 sq. ft., it would make the perfect project for a beginner. More information HERE.
322 S Massachusetts St, Jackson, TN
263 South St, Brighton, VT
Source: Jim Campbell Real Estate
I saved the best for last (and I know, we’re going $5,000 over — but come ON)! Have you ever seen anything like this? This is the kind of property you look at and think: “Wow, there must be a story here.” I’d give my eye-teeth for an hour to explore the inside of this place. Perhaps one of you readers will buy it and invite me over? More information HERE.
Ready to make a move on one of these rare finds? Keep Circa updated! We always love to hear we’ve helped connect a fellow rehabber with his or her perfect fit.
AUTHOR TERESA IAFOLLA
A contributor to the CIRCA blog, Teresa has been captivated by old, character-rich houses since she was little. Growing up in the cookie-cutter suburbs of Montgomery County, Maryland, she dreamed of one day calling a quirky, old Victorian “home,” often pouring over house plans and blueprints from the local hardware store. Chasing that fondness for all things steeped in history, Teresa attended college at William & Mary, the second-oldest college in the U.S., based in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. After graduating with a degree in English Literature and Psychology, she moved into a restored Baltimore row home, circa 1830. Currently, Teresa lives in San Francisco and spends her days ogling the colorful Victorian Italianates that line her Mission neighborhood.