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$55,000! Diamond in the rough! Working transom windows! Circa 1903 in Louisiana.

October 26, 2023

Diamond in the rough! Working transom windows are hard to find these days! Tall ceilings too. This home was built in 1903. It is located on .67 acres in Athens, Louisiana. The home features a covered front porch, original hardwood floors, working transom windows, tall ceilings, solid wood doors with original hardware and a spacious kitchen. There is bead board wainscoting in several rooms. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,229 square feet. $55,000

Contact Sara Dews with Better Homes and Gardens: 318-990-2737

From the Zillow listing:


This home is estimated to be built around 1903. There are tall ceilings throughout with working transoms above the doors. Hardwood floors, interesting woodwork designs, and beadboard adorn most rooms, as well as original door hardware. The Primary Suite features an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in closet. There is a covered front porch and a beautiful stained glass front door. The kitchen is more modern than the rest of the home, with an adjacent half bath as well as a laundry room. Home will need some TLC, but has so many features already in place. There is an additional parcel of land behind the home with a metal shop that can be purchased to expand the homesite or possibly have home and business within walking distance of each other. This home will not qualify for FHA or VA financing.



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