Historic House Listings

This poor house! Circa late 1800’s in Tennessee. $247,000

March 20, 2024

Someone needs to save this house! There is potential there, but that price sure seems steep considering the condition. They have a build date of 1930. Looks late 1800’s to me. It is located in Johnson City, Tennessee. The house features a wrap around front porch, arched entryway, tall ceilings, transom windows and a unique staircase. Four bedrooms, one bathroom and 2,704 square feet. $247,000

Contact Michel Davis with Bridge Pointe Real Estate: 423-471-1393

From the Zillow listing:


Attention history buffs and lovers of historic architecture: Rare opportunity to own a piece of Johnson City history! Located in the Tree Streets area, this home offers an opportunity to keep a piece of true Americana alive. It was built in 1930 in the American Queen Anne style. This home is true to the iconic features of abundant decorative details. The homes of this style look like gingerbread houses brought to life. It has the distinctive colors, round tower, large windows throughout, rooms that open into each other, intricate wooden trim, L-shaped front porch, asymmetrical facade, overhanging eaves, and ornate decorative wood trim that are hallmarks of the time and design. Often, these houses were centered around a fireplace and this home has a very unique 3-sided chimney visible from inside the home: one side in 3 different rooms. The style became popular in the United States through the use of pattern books and the publishing of the first architectural magazine ”The American Architect and Building News.” This home has approximately 2700 finished sq feet of living space with an additional ~700 sq feet of space in the attic that could easily be finished. The second level currently has 4 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The first level has 4 rooms which could be renovated to include both kitchen and bath. Outside, you will find alley access from the back of the property for the possibility of rear parking. There is plenty of room for a patio or entertainment area as well. Nice neighborhood, close to ETSU and downtown. The home does need some TLC but has the potential to truly be a work of art and stand out as one of the most notable homes of the area. Buyer/buyer’s agent to verify all information.



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