Issue #31

Welcome and thank you for being a crucial part of the cheap old houses movement! I rounded up a bunch of beautiful homes for sale for under $250k -  hope you all enjoy this week's picks!

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I hope you find your dream project!


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Jamestown, NY


COMPLETELY SPEECHLESS. The tiled floor! The mantels! The staircase! GAAHHHH.

Don't miss out on this historic gem in North Jamestown! The details in the Beaux-Arts Design will WOW you at every turn. From the columned porches to the penny tile in the entryways, the thoughtful architecture will leave you breathless. Crown moldings, beamed ceilings, Corinthian pilasters, leaded glass, 3D plaster work, and tiger maple walls and floor make this home one-of-a-kind. The leaded glass in the front entry even creates a Magic Hour at sunset where rainbows appear in the front hall. Amazing! The built-ins throughout the house provide ample storage. It will be a breeze to prepare your meals in the Butler's Pantry, conveniently located between the formal dining room & kitchen. Welcome Home!

Lanark, IL


The most gorgeous Italianate farmhouse on over 2 acres.

This beautifully updated classic farmhouse design has an edge of town setting on 2.2 acres with fenced yard, outbuildings, goldfish pond, flower gardens and above ground pool. The wrap around front porch welcomes you to this home featuring genuine character and charm with modern conveniences. From a quaint enclosed porch you enter the large country kitchen which is light & bright with an island work area and the original built-in two sided cupboard with pass through to the formal dining room. The living room has a bay window & wood burning stove. There is a 32'x74' barn with a steel roof, garden shed & a 24'x40' utility building. A must see!

Willows, CA


Houses with vintage stoves have guaranteed placement in this newsletter.

This beautiful vintage home has so much to offer. Upon entering you'll be greeted by the fully enclosed, screened in porch.. Just imagine yourself sipping on a cup of coffee or tea in the early mornings while listening to the birds chirping. There is a loquat tree in the front yard with an abundant amount of fruit on it. Entering the home you will immediately notice the grand space the living room has to offer. There's a fireplace with a remote controlled gas insert. Notice the windows, upgraded with dual pane. There's a formal dining area with beautiful plate rails and panel on the walls. You will feel as if you have stepped back in time. The kitchen is bright and cheery. There's a cozy breakfast area to sit and enjoy your morning coffee too. Don't miss out on the 1957 freestanding stove that works like a champ. The back yard is shaded with tress and a patio area to enjoy a BBQ. Upstairs is an area that would be perfect for a painters/artist paradise. Abundant storage in this home. The home also has a one car garage with alley access.

Norfolk, NE


Wonderful floors!

This Victorian home has lots of character with its beautiful handcrafted woodwork, trim and doors throughout! You'll love the welcoming wrap around porch that leads into the grand entrance with curved staircase and stained glass windows. Move on into the cozy living room with fireplace or the den/study which is a great little sanctuary. Kitchen provides lots of cabinet, built ins, adorable eat- in nook of the kitchen and second stairway to the upper level with 4 bedrooms. Large windows and high ceilings though out with finished walkup attic that's perfect area for a game room, extra sleeping area, or extra storage. This home is a rare find and waiting for you.

West Brookfield, MA


Looking for the charm and spacious rooms of Yesteryear? This is a Unique opportunity to own a historical home near West Brookfield's town common! This beautiful Center Entry Colonial, built in 1780, has 9 rooms on 2 levels including 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The house encompasses wide floors, 3 fireplaces and a quaint country kitchen, which includes a gas stove and a screened in porch. An extraordinary feature is its Fireplaced Dining Room! Each bedroom and bathroom are beautifully designed, showcasing individualized personalities. The large flat yard is an impressive .95 acres and the Property Offers so Many Options for your family. Historic downtown is minutes away and offers many fun activities such as an annual asparagus festival, 4th of July bonfire, and white Christmas festival of lights! This home is ready to go, don't delay call for an appointment today!

Ansted, WV


This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! On 1.8 acres.

Built in about 1800, this museum-quality period property ranks among the most historic in southern West Virginia. Its massive timbers were hewed just after the threat of Indian attack had ended, and sixty years later, generals from North and South headquartered here during the Civil War. Statesmen as influential as Henry Clay and Daniel Webster lodged beneath its roof while traveling over the Alleghenies. Today the property lies near the northern end of the New River Gorge, a popular tourist destination. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, thereby state and federal funds are available for the owners for preservation and restoration.


Ballston Lake, NY


This one keeps dropping in price and it's so stunning that I wish someone would save it! It's on 3.6 acres.

Extraordinary Historic Buell Mansion located in Ballston Lake. 4774 SF of living space offering beautiful original hardwood floors, original fireplaces and moldings. Property has so much potential - 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath on 3.6 Acres. Rare opportunity to own a piece of history dating back to 1770! Burnt Hills School District. 

Little Rock, AR


Holy moly! Stunning woodwork, right here.

WILLIAM L. ROGOSKI HOUSE design that is a stunning historic home. Priced reduced so it can be sold AS IS. Situated on a huge, almost one acre, corner lot. Very private setting. Beautiful craftsmanship & hardwood floors throughout. Red tile roof, vintage baths, newer kitchen, stunning wainscoting in formal areas, two large sun porches, all trim is original, glass door knobs, huge foyer, lead glass windows. If you have a love for old homes, this one is for you! Owner Financing Possible.

Bridgeton, NJ


Dates to 1770. 

For those Buyers who wish to take a step back in time, WE HAVE THE LISTING! Take a look at this Colonial Brick house in the Village of Roadstown, built in 1770 by David Bowen, the last royal sheriff of Cumberland County, and a member of a prominent family, who settled at Bowentown more than two centuries ago. This 2/3-Bedroom, 2-Bath house has been preserved and maintained throughout the years with many updates; Roofs, Exterior Brick Pointing, Basement Oil Tank, Kitchen, Central Air, New Septic System in 2016 and Other Current Amenities. There is a large One Car Detached Garage in the rear with a studio in one side with pulldown stairs to a loft. If you are looking for a house with Historical Charm , this might be it!! Call for your personal tour today.


Stanford, NY


Old, old old - in all the best ways! And comes with 3 acres.

1840 Eyebrow Colonial Farmhouse, situate on 1.1A with an additional lot of 1.9A across the road. If you are a history buff, this home is a must see. Beautiful wide board floors and plaster walls meld nicely with all modern conveniences. This home was formerly owned by the widow of a Civil War Veteran who perished in the Battle of Gettysburg,,,,large multi-level rear deck overlooks an expansive lawn. There is a brick patio, and a covered porch as well. First Floor Bedroom and Bath. Light and bright inside in every room. Full and partially finished basement with a cozy wood stove hearth makes for a warm and comfortable playroom or office. 1st floor Living Room has a fireplace as well. Charm abounds with all original moldings and character typical of the historic architectural style.
Rexburg, ID
Could be cute!
Fairfax, VT
Marketed as a tear-down. Booooo.
Pearce, AZ
Just loved the history of this one.
Thermopolis, WY
A really sweet house.

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