Cheap(ish) Old Houses

Issue #35

Welcome everyone to this week's addition of Cheap(ish) Old Houses! Yay! I hope you enjoy this week's picks of swoon-worthy homes for sale for under $250k.

Starting next week, I'll be sending the Cheap(ish) Old Houses newsletters out on Wednesdays. 

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I hope you find your dream project!


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Windsor, VT


Right on a lake!

Located high on a rim of Lake Runnemede, this 1800's home sits in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of historic Windsor. You are just minutes away from walking right into the protected land of Paradise Park, where you can safely adventure miles of trails year-round. Among many reasons to love it here is that it is one of the most active and desirable places to bird watch so you are always in for a treat when you roam Paradise. This home has plenty of originality to offer while also having some spectacular upgrades. Come see and feel the charm of this attractive and inviting home. Grand wrap around porch, high ceilings, built-ins, fireplaces, and living space in the attic. So much to fall in love with.

Spokane, WA


The complete Craftsman package, right here!

Beautiful Craftsman Home! Extensive original woodwork and hardwood floors...Newer kitchen and a CLAWFOOT TUB Major Updates / Remodel 2016 - added main floor bathroom and main floor vinyl windows. 2020 added vinyl windows on upper floor! Gas heat with forced air!

Hornell, NY 


Can we get a round of applause for this woodwork?!?!

Welcome to this Grand 19th century Victorian home. In its 150 year history this property has been lovingly maintained. The seller's family has called it home for nearly 60 years. Originally constructed by Tracy & Jones (one of Hornell's master builders) in 1870. The welcoming double entry gives easy access and the side porch gives you a private retreat. Once inside you will be in awe of the beauty of this home and will appreciate every single original detail. The entry hall is filled with amazing wood that continues to the formal dining room stairway and kitchen. Upstairs, the wood details continue to impress as do features like stained glass windows, chandeliers, large bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a full walk up attic. Back on the lower level you will find a newer full bath, first floor bedroom and florida room with 3 sliding patio doors. Access the wonderful wrap around deck that overlooks the most amazing park like yard and you will feel like you are in your own private retreat. The yard is meticulously landscaped, and completely fenced in. It is one of our most beautiful properties, ready for the next generation to call it home!

Fincastle, VA


Dates to 1790 and set on 1.5 acres. Gorgeous!

Historic home in Town of Fincastle- beautiful setting with privacy- home has a lot of history and needs special care and attention.

Glen Haven, CO


Rustic cabin o' my dreams!

Own a piece of history with these two cabins just up the hill from the Glen Haven General Store. The larger cabin, built in 1920, is perfect for weekend getaways to take you back to a simpler life. Relax on the rock outcroppings with the sound of the river below or hike to the top of Croiser Mountain. Keep warm on cool evenings with the wood burning fireplace. The cabin's great room is used as the living room, dining room, and bedroom. There is also an upstairs which can be used as a bedroom, an enclosed porch, and a small kitchen with an antique Wincroft stove and a wash basin. There is no indoor plumbing but the water cistern is ready to be hooked up and the outhouse is conveniently located near the cabin. There is a second cabin on a separate lot also being offered with this cabin. Cabins are being sold as-is with all furniture and furnishings.

Acworth, NH


A restoration project for the purists among us. Sits on 7 acres.

Come to the colonial village of Acworth, NH. Peaceful, private, artsy, with lots of antique homes!! This is a rehab home with all the original detail intact including a small room upstairs(perfect for the 2nd bath) with Moses Eaton stencils & indian shutters on 3 windows. Plenty of room thru out the home for a family. Fireplace flu has two liners for stove and furnace. The shop(34x25) was on the other side of the road and got moved onto a foundation to provide a good sized shop and storage for the property. It has 2 large rooms and 3 small rooms on first floor and a large room and a small room on the 2nd floor. Land goes down around the corner with beautiful stone walls, fruit trees and open space for gardens galore. Room to sub-divide a lot with town approval. Easy walking distance to the Library, school, church and town hall. What a charming peaceful place to live. Showings start after 6/9, seller has company.

Calais, VT


This is a beauty and on 4.75 acres.

This historic 3+ bedroom home in East Calais is full of authentic character and charm and is being offered at an outstanding value - $10, 000 UNDER assessment! The rooms are bright with high ceilings. There is a large covered porch that looks across to the neighboring historic property and a second story porch perfect for cool summer nights. The ample eat-in kitchen features an exposed brick chimney. Off the kitchen is a long pantry walled with built-in cabinetry, and beyond that is a cold storage pantry. There is a full bathroom on the first floor and a 1/4 bath on the second floor. The current owners turned a second floor kitchen into a beautiful craft room with built-ins and a tin sink. A new furnace and water heater were installed in 2018. The East Calais General Store is just a few doors down. There is a large field on the property (up the hill behind the house) that would be perfect for grazers and gardeners alike. Detached 2 car garage, separate one car garage and a small cabin/outbuilding provide plenty of storage and options for work space, animals and more. Snag this lovely piece of Vermont history for yourself! SHOWING BEGINS Wednesday 6/10.

Addison, NY


I wish I could have shown you the whole staircase because it's so dreamy.

The charm of yesteryear, but all the updates and conveniences of today! Formal front entry with sweeping staircase, extravagant ceiling heights, and original woodwork throughout. Gorgeous floors, doors, and fireplace. Large barn with 2nd floor loft, deep/private fenced lot, and an adorable coy pond. Watch the deer graze in the field as you rock your cares away on you expansive front porch, listening to the river babble. And NO home is SAFER than this, with the police station right next door! Only minutes from Corning, for a short commute to work! So much space, and no shortage of charm.

Lancaster, NH


11+ acres 

New England Farmhouse sited on 11.20 surveyed acres offering a superb mountain view. Meticulously kept, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers a country kitchen that's open to the dining room. The wood stove warms this gathering place and is used as an alternate heat source. The spacious living room is flooded with natural light and offers a lovely brick fireplace. This home has an 4 room addition that is currently used as a home based business, 'European Esthetics', but could serve as an in-law apartment, with a separate entry. Many updates include: electrical, plumbing, septic system in 2014, water system, and hot water heater in 2015. This horse farm includes a 6 stall barn (24' x 28') and Olympic size Dressage Arena. The land extends beyond the treeline behind the barn. A driveway on the far right side of the property offers easy access to the pasture. The view from there is absolutely spectacular!

Flandreau, SD


Overlooks a river! And look at that fireplace.

Fabulous Views! Best in town overlooking the Big Sioux River just above the dam. Stylish craftsman with updates including the large and modern kitchen and bathrooms. Original wood floors throughout. Frank Lloyd Wright style windows, decking and overall home design. Priced to move. Merging with nature it's a live-in work of art!

Buhl, ID
Just needs a carpet lift ;-)
Roswell, NM
SUCH great bones inside.
Coos Bay, OR
Bay views!
Idyllwild, CA 
A pretty stone exterior.

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