Historic House Listings

Sold. $45,000! Fixer upper alert! Circa 1850 in Tennessee.

April 15, 2019

Fixer upper alert! This home was built in 1850. It is located on .6 acres in Greeneville, Tennessee. One bedroom upstairs has a small kitchenette in it and a separate exterior door with stairs. There is a nice claw foot tub in one bathroom upstairs. The downstairs rooms have twelve foot ceilings. Three fireplaces downstairs have original mantels with mirrors above them. There are hardwood floors underneath the carpet. The basement has a furnace and an old coal chute with two tons of coal in it. The property has a brick garage and a small shed. Six bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,882 square feet. $45,000

From the Zillow listing:


CASH SALE ONLY!!!  This property is being sold AS-IS.

HANDYMAN’S DREAM!!!  This home is believed to be built in the mid 1800’s and was gorgeous in it’s day.  Needs some TLC to bring it back to it’s original glory.  Most of the architecture and fixtures have been preserved.  All decorative trim work is still there.  The tax assessor has this home’s square footage at 2,882 square feet of living space,

The upper floor has 4 very large rooms and 1 normal sized bedroom.  One of the rooms has a half kitchen and exterior door with metal staircase down..  3 have fireplaces.    There is a bathroom with a claw foot tub.  The upstairs bathroom has not been used in many, many years.  Most of the upstairs hasn’t been used in many years.

Downstairs there is a kitchen, cloak room, closet, and bathroom.  The ceilings are 12 feet.  The bathroom has a claw foot tub and a sideroom.  We believe these had been added on before my family purchased over 75 years ago.  A very large den, a living room with a fireplace, a foyer with a gorgeous staircase, and a large pass thru bedroom with a fireplace and a closet.  Three of the fireplaces have the original mantels with a mirror at the top.  .We pulled back the carpet and there are hardwood floors underneath.

The basement has a large furnace and a coal chute.  There is roughly 2 tons of coal that will go with the house.  The fireplaces and chimneys have not been used in decades and will need to be checked.

Beautiful wrap around porch.  2nd story has exterior access (metal staircase).

The house sits on .6 acres (more than half an acre) in town.  There is a brick garage and a small shed on the property.  A concrete patio slab also out back.  There is a large back yard that is not fenced.

I am not a contractor and have no clue what it needs.

If you have a question that has not been mentioned in this post,please ask and it will be included.

This is a CASH ONLY SALE.  No renting, rent to own, seller financed, trades, or anything other than cash.

Thank you.

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