The Gas Station Garage

Year Built: 1916
Sq Ft: 2,184
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1 1/2
Garage: 2-car
Basement
Lot size: .33

Unfortunately, while this home has been vacant for at least 3 years (that I know of), it has progressively gotten into worse shape. That might be an understatement.

Nothing a little vacuuming can’t fix, right? Eek!

Possible mahogany under the paint

It was initially listed for sale as a foreclosure in 2013 and bought by company A. This was still a pretty low point in the market and a lot of investors thought they could buy up properties (most without ever stepping foot inside), let them sit for a year, and then sell them for a major profit. It rarely worked. And in this particular case, the home rotted into disrepair, leaving it less than desirable for anyone to buy. In fact, in 2014, company A sold it on land contract to company B, who evidently defaulted because company A is still the owner.  The home went back on the market in February of 2016 (listed by a development company) but the listing was then removed in July. I desperately hope the new owner will give this home the lovin’ it deserves. It has ENORMOUS potential.

Let’s take a moment and talk about the good stuff! Glass french doors and original doors (and door hardware) throughout, heavy baseboard molding and trim, killer fireplace, a billion bedrooms, steam radiators, wood floors and staircase, super high ceilings, tons of built-ins, crown molding, and……well……”natural” skylights.

The landowner on the 1915 map looks to be F. Small, with 20 acres. They first appear on the 1883 map with a home marked near this location, and last appear on the 1925 map.

I’ll be keeping an eye on this one to see what progress is being made.

*UPDATE* June 2019 (The new owners have really made a difference!)

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