When I see a great old house like this that hasn’t been updated for most of its long life but has great bones, I can’t stop imagining the possibilities. It was built in the late 1800s in Houston, Missouri, and needs a lot of work, but I think it could be stunning. It’s on the market for $289,000 — take a look!
Gotta love all porches like these.
The house looks like it’s in fairly decent shape from the outside.
Unfortunately, the interior is a different story.
Tons of potential, though. Many of the original features are intact, like the beautiful old light fixtures.
The wallpaper looks ancient. I’d love to get a closer look at it. Talk about a time-capsule house!
Would be great to see the original ceilings restored and the carpet ripped up, too.
The doorways are great, though. And be still, my heart — pocket doors!
Wish I could take a peek at the old piano under that drop cloth in the next room…
The house has 5 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, with 3,400 square feet.
The listing agent says: “FIRST TIME OFFERED! Take a step back in time and see one of the most historic Victorian homes in Texas County. Built in 1893 by AE & Elizabeth Leavitt. Enter into a grand foyer with an ornate staircase to upper floors. Original pocket doors and transom windows. Home features classic wrap-around veranda and turn of the century carriage house. A true Victorian home.”
It sounds weird, but I find this next photo of the old, tattered chair in front of the faded wallpaper strangely beautiful:
I always thought it would be cool to have a back staircase connected to the kitchen like this one has…
The house sits on nearly 2 acres. It’s zoned for commercial or residential use.