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nezwick
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This isn't my listing, of course, but I found it this morning and figured I'd share it with everyone on here. What an amazing and huge house at a price about half of what I paid for mine. So many original features remain! The description says 1940 build date, which I find odd for a Queen Anne house, but it was obviously custom built by an affluent family so I suppose they got to do what they wanted! It needs lots of work, for sure, but I'm sure it could be brought back to habitable condition fairly quickly.

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Click on the All Photos button to see 23 photos. Lots of scary old electric heaters! It's about 35 mins away from where I live.
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I want! I want! It looks move-in ready to me!
It's perfect and un-remuddled.
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Holy smokes you guys have some cheap houses out west! (I'm in northeast PA)

Looks cool... I wonder what the cabinet doodad is that has room names in it...
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WOW! The leaded glass, the woodwork, the nice sized kitchen with the original cabinets, untouched bathrooms. Yowza! Way too big for us, but it is a heck of a deal.
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MrGrady wrote:Holy smokes you guys have some cheap houses out west! (I'm in northeast PA)

Looks cool... I wonder what the cabinet doodad is that has room names in it...
That doodad was called an "Annunciator" IOW a servants call bell wired to switches in each room.
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JRC
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PowerMuffin wrote:WOW! The leaded glass, the woodwork, the nice sized kitchen with the original cabinets, untouched bathrooms. Yowza! Way too big for us, but it is a heck of a deal.
Diane
The new old house cynic in me says that what I underlined in your quote is probably a big contributor to the low price.

It is a great looking house, though!

jwesevich
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Lol...they tout have both fuses AND breakers as a selling point...

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Sombreuil_Mongrel wrote:
MrGrady wrote:Holy smokes you guys have some cheap houses out west! (I'm in northeast PA)

Looks cool... I wonder what the cabinet doodad is that has room names in it...
That doodad was called an "Annunciator" IOW a servants call bell wired to switches in each room.
Casey
Cool! Now I know...
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triguy128
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IS it still really a Queen Anne is built on the 1940's. I guess Queen Anne Revival or style is more accurate. I thought true Queen Anne's were built in the late 1800's and before 1920 isnce it's a form of Victorian architecture.

Needs a lot of work. It's almost too bland. A good QA border on being outragous in it's color scheme and trim. Victorian ot the extreme.


I wish I could see more of hte house. Someone stuck a huge ugly sunroom right in front of the house. Like a big fat wart on your nose.
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Previous home - 1968 single story Ranch/Colonial, 1200sqft - 11 windows
Current home - 1925 2 story Beaux Arts Neo-classical overlooking the Mississippi River, 3200sqft - 48 Windows

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jwesevich wrote:Lol...they tout have both fuses AND breakers as a selling point...

jeff

Nice. Well better than having electrical without fuses OR breakers. :mrgreen: Besides, all wiring has built-in overload protection... if you heat the wire up quicker than the fuse can respond too, the wire melts and acts as the fuse.... which of course is why fuses are dangerous. They respond 2-3X slower than a breaker.
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Previous home - 1968 single story Ranch/Colonial, 1200sqft - 11 windows
Current home - 1925 2 story Beaux Arts Neo-classical overlooking the Mississippi River, 3200sqft - 48 Windows

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