Historic House Listings

Sold for $70,000. Diamond in the Rough! Circa 1885 in Indiana. Over 4,500 square feet! $75,000

September 6, 2021

This one is a diamond in the rough! Love the original details inside! This home was built in 1885. It is located on .32 acres in Wabash, Indiana. The home features a covered front porch, great corbels, original hardwood floors, beautiful solid wood doors, original millwork, built-ins and mantels. And this is a big house! Eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,597 square feet. $75,000

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From the Zillow listing:


Diamond in the rough!! Check out this imposing 19 room Victorian home with lots of bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3 fireplaces located on a spacious double lot in the East Wabash Historic District. Built for local banker Frank Morse in 1885, this house has all the hallmarks of the grand Italianate style. The interior of the home offers loads of old house charm including a winding walnut staircase, 3 fireplaces, ornate trim and more. The exterior retains its original bracketed cornice, open front porch and sturdy brick construction. The house needs major restoration to bring back its luster but the result will be a one-of-a-kind property. This home is offered by Indiana Landmarks who requires the house be used as a single family home and has a protective covenant on the exterior. Utilities are all on and functional. Hot water heat was winterized this spring after occupants moved out. Sellers Indiana Landmarks will consider any reasonable offers however do require buyers to agree to be an owner occupant have a reasonable renovation plan to restore this beauty back to life and agree to Exterior Historical Covenants. Also has a 20′ x 28′ addition on the rear of the home.


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