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1885 cottage is a fixer-upper dream come true asking $275K

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Straight out of a storybook

Small wood-framed house with two windows with shutters behind a low picket fence.
The home won a preservation award for its exterior renovation.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

This adorable cottage in Lexington, Kentucky, dates back to 1885. Its first owner was George P. Ramsey, who was apparently a stock dealer and baseball player, according to the listing.

Since then, the home has undergone a few iterations, most recently a renovation that cleaned up the little guy and removed “inappropriate changes,” as well as bringing it up to date—without sacrificing many of its charms—and new systems updates like plumbing, electrical, and insulation, to name a few.

These desirable qualities include a mint-green wooden facade with a matching picket fence, carved gable detail, wooden shutters, large windows, and stained glass. Inside, the space is bright and open, with hardwood floors multiple fireplaces, a large kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, yielding a total living area of approximately 1,361 square feet.

Though the residence is most certainly a starter fixer-upper, its bones are more than strong, with generous proportions that older houses are known for, and tons of potential to become the best version of itself it can be. It even won a preservation award for its exterior renovation. Located at 411 West Sixth Street, the property is offered at $274,888.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty