CAN THIS HOUSE BE SAVED? 402 E Jefferson St, Mount Pulaski, IL
The incomparable Kelly, of Old House Dreams, regularly features houses for less than the price of a new car.
Such houses are, obviously, not in mint condition. Or normally in an ideal neighborhood. But almost all such houses are, to me, well worth it as they could be beauties once again. Magnificent and remarkable and memorable beauties. In addition, even with damage and rot and leaking roofs, such houses could never be replicated for anywhere near the cost of purchase and restoration.
My Cross House was such a house. It was, and still is in significant ways, a wreck. It is much less a wreck than it was when I purchased it in 2014 but it still, oh baby, needs a lot of love. And money. And it sits across from a parking lot, a car wash, and a liquor store. None of these issues mattered to me when I purchased it for all I could think was: I. Must. Save. This. Magnificent. Creation.
Today, Kelly featured a house she had shown previously although only from the exterior. Today, she uploaded interior images. And I fell in love. Desperate love.
Most of the following images are from ME Reality.
This house, for all its issues, is but $20,000. It’s in a nice neighborhood and across from a school. Obviously, it’s not for most people. But for the right person, a person/couple interested in history and with some time, tools, and some skills, this house could offer a fulfilling opportunity.
The current listing is here, and with a few more images.
Kelly’s post is here, and with many comments.
I hope this incredible house can be saved. And not just saved, but gloriously reborn.
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