Historic House Listings

Off market. Fixer upper alert! $1,000 Circa 1890 in Syracuse, New York.

February 15, 2020

This fixer upper has some interesting original details, but goodness it needs a lot of work. This property is owned by the Syracuse Land Bank. That is similar to what Danville, Virginia is doing. They take over ownership of blighted properties and sell them to people that have a plan for restoration. How about the plaster detailing! This is currently set up as a two unit home. This home was built in 1890. It is located in Syracuse, New York. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,056 square feet. $1,000

From the Land Bank listing:


Fixer upper

This property will need approximately $200k in renovations. Originally a beautiful and prominent single family home now a legal 2-unit. First floor has one small bedroom, formal dining room with beautiful plaster coffered ceiling in need of repair, formal living parlor with incredible plaster ceiling in need of repair, entry parlor with rounded corner. Upstairs apartment has 2 bedrooms one with Palladian window and rounded corner, living room. Still has some pocket doors, Palladian window, wrap around porch, intricate plaster detailed ceilings, rounded rooms. Has MAJOR water damage and MAJOR foundation reconstruction needed. Water damage from roof to basement. Missing 12′ of foundation, another foundation wall bowing. Must provide proof of funds to schedule showing. Serious inquiries only. Buyer to provide itemized reno specs.Property needs work and being sold as-is without warranty or representations. Property Purchase Application, Contract to Purchase are available on our website. Completed offers should be submitted no later than the first Tuesday of each month for consideration at the Board of Directors Meeting, normally scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month. Please confirm dates and times. Proof of funds needed for combined purchase and renovation costs.

For more information please call Greater Syracuse Land Bank at (315) 422-2301
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