Cheap(ish) Old Houses

Issue #36

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you enjoy this week's picks of beautiful old houses for sale for under $250k.

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I hope you find your dream project!


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Crawford, GA


This place is absolutely stunning and that staircase is unbelievable!

The Maxwell-Stokely House was originally constructed in the 1850's as a vernacular Greek Revival center hall cottage. It was purchase by the Maxwell family in 1879 and they completed a major Queen Anne style addition in 1895. This historic home has most of its original features including unique, intricate woodwork, fireplace mantels, grand interior staircase, historic windows and a corner tower. It has been carefully updated by its preservation minded owner to include HVAC, electrical and plumbing updates. This historic property is protected by a preservation easement held by the Georgia Trust. All work done to the property must adhere to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.

Gardners, PA


I have such a soft spot for log cabins from the 1930s.

Idealic two story log cabin located near Pine Grove Furnace State Park office. Upgrades including all new electrical system, all new interior plumbing, Installation of pellet stove within fireplace, the installation of three story bunk beds for more sleeping options and an addition of a shed for more storage. Large screened front porch, open side porch. Pressurized well. Walk to Fuller Lake, park store and Iron Masters building. See DCNR State Park site- Pine Grove Furnace. PA residents only. Surrounded by pine trees and bushes for privacy.

Anaconda, MT


Nestled in the foothills of the mountains.

This charming old-style 2-story craftsman home has a wonderful enclosed porch with large windows to bring in the natural light. The home's character immediately shines as you walk in the front door on to original hardwood floors in both the living room and formal dining room. Add the enchanting detail of built-in bookshelves and serving hutch, along with vaulted ceilings, this home is a must-see. The kitchen is just off the dining room with great counter space and a dishwasher. Main floor laundry. Wonderful master suite upstairs, along with another bedroom and a storage area. Nice yard, 2 car garage, close to downtown, schools, park, movie theatre, and more. Please call me or your realtor today to set up a private showing. Buyer to verify the information.

Rock Island, IL


I love so much about this kitchen.

Take a walk back in time & tour this classic brick 2 Sty, 4-6 bdr, 2 1/2 bth nestled on a double private wooded landscaped level lot. Enter through the majestic double doors where the open staircase will greet you. Living rm has unique door shutters and (1) of a kind matching fireplaces in liv rm & parlor. Make your way into the office which could also be main level bdr, & adjoins ML 1/2 bth w/marble walls. Continue on to formal dining rm & eat-in kitchen w/enough room to prepare all your meals on your vintage stove. You will never run out of room to store all your dishes, etc in the butler's pantry. Continue on up the maids staircase to the upper level where there are 4 bdrs & 2 full bths. Mstr has mstr bth & alcove w/pull out desk for getting ready. Need more space cont on up to the attic & partially finished rm. Move back down to the main level & relax on the large screen porch. This property is truly a hidden treasure waiting for new owner(s) to appreciate all the CHARACTER & HISTORY!

Ashburnham, MA



Own your own Second Empire Historic Victorian Mansion in a beautiful residential neighborhood in Ashburnham! This unique style property is being sold as-is and zoned for both residential and commercial and offers ample parking including an attached two-story barn perfect for extra storage, larger vehicles, and work area. There's 3 main levels including 5 bedrooms, 5, 000 plus square feet of living space, a handicap ramp, two kitchens, high ceilings, hand carved walnut woodwork, 3 fireplaces with decorative tiles and mantels, tin ceilings, over sized windows, grand staircase, hardwood floors throughout, and a newer roof. City town water/sewer. This unique property offers so much value and serves so many different possibilities for both your business and housing needs. Come take advantage of this spectacular location now!

La Junta, CO


That might be the best farmhouse sink I have ever seen.

Charming and tons of potential! This 1 1/2 story Craftsman still has all the charm one would expect in a home from this era, including coffered ceilings, columns that separate the living and dining areas, original hardwood floors, cased openings, original hardware, built-in/recessed book cases that flank the living room fireplace, and a covered front porch complete with a porch swing. Generous sized windows throughout allow natural light to flood into the home. The modest kitchen is complete with ceiling height cabinetry, a butler's pantry, and an apron sink. Located on the main level, the master bedroom features a dressing area off a private half bathroom. Extra space in the basement allows for additional living space, including a possible 3rd bedroom, extra storage, and an oversized laundry/utility area. Numerous upgrades have been made in the last 5 years, including updated plumbing, new high efficiency forced air furnace and air conditioning complete with new duct work. The fenced back yard is complete with a garden area, a yard well (not currently in use), a dog run, and a detached garage that is accessible from both the front or the alley. Live in the home as-is or continue with additional upgrades to return this charming home back to its glory of yesteryear.

Collirene, AL


26 acres!

Step back in time on this 26+- acre property located on Collirene Hill in Lowndes County, AL! Beautiful architecture and features on this large old family estate. The 5 bedroom 2 bath home features a large front porch and screened in back porch. There is a additional room off of the back porch that has a cellar. This room is currently being used as a game room. The unique features of this home including original built ins and old world charm making it a must see. The property includes a newer large equipment barn and a couple of old out buildings that add to the character of this property. This property is located approximately 45 miles from Montgomery, 26+- miles from Selma, and 30+- miles from Greenville. Most of land is wooded with pines and hardwoods. Collirene Hill has an elevation over 500 ft making it one of the highest in the county. Buyer to verify schools if important. This property is shown by appointment only!

Rochester, VT


This cape dates to c. 1830 and is on over 7 acres.

Classic character and charm abound with this traditional farmhouse with some updates having been done over the years. Featuring wood floors throughout, most have been refinished over the years and the open kitchen/dining space makes great entertaining and family dinner time. The large living room features a classic fireplace with built-in bookcases and storage on either side of the room. There are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and the attached barn includes an office as well as workshop space, a garage, and loft areas that could be finished off for more living space or great storage. The land is open and decently level for gardening and playing. Come home, relax and enjoy the country life with views of fields and distant hills at this wonderful property!

Tamworth, NH


12.5 acres and a fun history. 

This charming rustic three-season, 2100 sq ft, cape know as "the cottage" is previously part of Former President Grover Cleveland's large country estate. Nestled on a knoll overlooking 12.5 acres of fields, stone walls, perennial gardens and a view of Mt. Chocorua. Five bedrooms, two baths, large kitchen with wood flooring throughout. Relax on the large screened porch overlooking all that nature has to offer. Your country retreat awaits!

Bitely, MI


Lakefront, and on 24 acres!

Wow what a magnificent property with so many possibilities. The property features a wonderful log cabin situated on 24 wooded acres and a 1/4 mile of frontage on beautiful Shultz lake. Enjoy nature at its best and with hunting fishing and winter sports making this the perfect year long retreat. Close to the peer Marquette river and 1000s of acres of Manistee National Forest and less then 40 minutes to lake Michigan. When visiting the property Fishermans Pass driveway entrance is located at 1649 W 17 Mile Road. Don't let this great opportunity to own this fantastic property get away. Schedule your private showing today.

Butte, MT
A beautiful craftsman ;-)
Eureka, MT
Plenty to love!
Howell, NJ
No interior pictures but I'm intrigued.
Northfield, VT 

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