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5 of the Most Amazing Fixer-Uppers Currently on the Market

5 of the Most Amazing Fixer-Uppers Currently on the Market

by Teresa Iafolla. All photos courtesy of MRIS Homes

September is the perfect time for new beginnings — and to scoop up your next fixer upper and give it a facelift! There always seems to be more houses on the market this time of year, and this week’s crop of charming fixers is proof of it. Call me indecisive, but there are so many amazing old homes available right now, I couldn’t pick just one for this Friday. Actually, even keeping it to these 5 was tough!
 
Feast your eyes on these architectural delights. Happy Friday!
 

71 Broad St., Morris, New York

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Source: Realty USA

 
$139,000
 
This New York mansion would make the perfect quaint, northeastern B&B for the dedicated rehabber. Built in 1880, this charming 6-bedroom home comes with a sweeping staircase, carriage house, and tennis courts outside. And of course, there are floor-to-ceiling windows wherever you look and a beautiful exterior that would make any architectural enthusiast sing for joy. More information HERE.
 
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39 Oregon Rd., Meriden, Connecticut

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Source: Century 21

 
$595,000
 
This Brownstone Connecticut mansion took my breath away. With 8 bedrooms and a staggering 8,682 square feet to work with, the possibilities are endless! The building dates back to 1875, and still has original brick fireplaces in almost every room. Plus, 20-foot pocket doors, an expansive walk-up attic, and almost 8 acres of rolling hills. What a steal! More information HERE.
 
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548 Manatawny St., Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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Source: Trend MLS

 
$124,900
 
I would love to clean this old American Federal up, and maybe even send a little ivy up its corners. The listing says this house is the oldest in the Borough — it harkens back to 1807! Wow. It still has the original floors, staircase, and woodwork, and used to be part of a 130-acre farm. I can’t get over the stone hearth! More information HERE.
 
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6 E Powell Ave., Evansville, Indiana

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Source: Berkshire Hathaways Home Services

 
$29,900
 
Nestled into a row of historic Indiana homes, is this old, full-brick Queen Anne. The house was built in 1880 by George Lant, owner of Evansville Pressed Brickworks and the architect behind several other buildings in the area from the 19th century. The front facade has a beautiful French Second Empire mansard roof, with accents on the top window. Notice the original, delicately detailed front doors and knob, the elegant foyer, the high ceilings, and arched doorways. More information HERE.
 
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133 Central Ave., Silver Creek, New York

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Source: Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors

 
$87,900
 
I’m a sucker for historic manors covered in ivy, and this New York property is no exception. This fantastic French second empire style mansion dating back to 1860 even has its own historic plaque! It’s since been split into 3 separate units — a unique opportunity for the rehabber; restore it back to its full 6,582 square feet-glory, or refresh the historic details but keep it as a rental property. Either way, I think anyone would agree it’s an incredible deal at under $88,000. More information HERE.
 
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Ready to give in and snatch one of these historic gems up? Make sure to let us know and send along photos of your oh-so-photogenic, manor-in-progress!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LeonaAUTHOR 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.

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