Historic House Listings

Hmmmm. Just go on ahead and talk amongst yourselves. Circa 1898 in Indiana. $399,950

January 3, 2023

Hmm. I don’t even know where to begin with describing this house, so just go on ahead and talk amongst yourselves. There is a lot, and I mean a lot, going on in this home. The house is being sold furnished, including all of the artwork. This is the George Ade House, Circa 1898. It is located on .39 acres in Kentland, Indiana. George Ade was a humorist, playwright, author, newspaper columnist and philanthropist. There might be some treasures in there! The wallpaper was a bit too much for me. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 3,144 square feet. $399,950

Contact the property owner: 219-869-6207

From the Zillow listing:


Excellent MUSEUM, ART GALLERY, BED & BREAKFAST. #Opportunity Zone #HubZone *FULLY FURNISHED, *ARTWORK INCLUDED *ANTIQUES INCLUDED * ALL DECORATING, WINDOW TREATMENTS included Value exceeds $475k Make Offers now! Comped at $99 per square foot the house is valued in excess 0f $311k Contents exceed $250k in value Home has: Balcony, Large front Porch, and Screened in Porch 4 bedroom 2 bath 2 Fireplaces on main level and one in basement. 3 Chimneys Parlor Foyer Vestibule Tower/Turret Dining Room Library/Den Kitchen Breakfast Room Laundry Room Attic Basement Original Woodwork (Unpainted) through most of the house Exceptional Wooden Staircase 9 foot Ceilings Main floor and Second level Near The Old Colonial Inn Murphy’s Grocery Store, Pool/Billiards at Main Street Pub Downtown lounge/La Trattoria Hopkins Hardware Store, Family Dining. Kentland Pool/Fun Center Located in Historic Kentland Festivities: The Punkin’ Vine Fair in June with Country Legends

What the seller loves about this home

Excellent MUSEUM, ART GALLERY, BnB. It is listed on the Indiana DNR. The home enjoys a gentler climate that is generally 10 degrees milder than that to the north or south of it. The home is located south of the Lake effect and north of the effects of the polar shift. It is conveniently located midway between Chicago and Indy making it an excellent location for a peaceful getaway… not far from fishing, golfing, or racing. There is a train station in nearby Rensselaer. Approximately one hour from Purdue University. The area is rich in History with a strong sense of community. You will enjoy a peaceful quiet neighborhood. Attractions Nearby; Motorcycle racing, Dirt track racing, Golf Courses, Parks, Little League… Friendly, helpful neighbors, Community programs, Great schools, New Pool, New playgrounds Spacious lot. Excellent for relaxing. Walk to everything in town. Walking trails. Pub(s). Churches, The interior of this Historic Home has Spacious rooms 9 foot ceilings and a warm ambience. It was once maintained by a world renowned playwright and author, George Ade. You will enjoy the Butler’s staircase to kitchen and laundry. Large covered porch. screened in porch. balcony 2 fireplaces, original wood work, french doors and fabulous beveled glass, and rounded glass windows. This home was constructed to capitalize on natural elements of cooling. The home stays much cooler in summer without the expense of air-conditioning. Business Potential
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