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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Victorian: 844 Forest, South Bend Indiana
Often we look at Victorian homes that were re-muddled in the 1950 or 1960's. Far too often today we see homes that are what I call "HGTV modern" on the inside. Preservation minded people often have to look beyond 'unfortunate improvements' of the moment to look at the more historical aspects of a home. This house is one of those cases. great house, priced at 179K.
This house has a great deal of character on the outside. In lovely historic Chapin Park neighborhood. It is rare to find a home in this area with 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths home. This home is close to downtown, the River and Leeper Park, Bike/Running Trails, Universities, Hospitals and Arts & Entertainment. The home also has a nice sized fenced yard and detached garage.
We see some opportunity here to take this house back in time. A little paint, some wallpaper, historic lighting and this house can return back to its 1890's roots and be ready for another century of living.