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1880s Victorian updated for contemporary living asks $695K

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A stately combination of old and new

Stately brick Victorian home with high center gable, white front porch with ornamentation, tall windows with white frames and dark shutters sitting behind a manicured and landscaped yard.
The home was built in 1882 and renovated in 2012.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Durham, Pennsylvania

Price: $695,000 (after a price chop of $150,000)

This gorgeous brick Victorian in Durham, Pennsylvania, was built in 1882 by the wealthiest man in town, according to the listing, and is back on the market with a significant price chop. Among other enterprises, he owned a company that manufactured windows, doors, millwork, and moldings. As a result, the wood detailing inside and out are predictably gorgeous, starting with the exquisite ornamentation on the front porch and underneath the gables.

What’s more, a 2012 renovation modernized the 3,800-square-foot house with contemporary updates that make the residence an elegant mix of old and new. Tall windows and high ceilings brighten the well-proportioned spaces, which include a parlor, living area (with brick fireplace) that flows into an all-new kitchen. A mudroom on this level opens to a patio and the over-one-acre-large site.

An ensuite master bedroom, three additional bedrooms, a bathroom, and laundry room are located upstairs. Above that is an attic with plenty of storage space, which also has the potential of being transformed into a workable space. A basement also provides storage. Floors are hardwood throughout.

In addition to the main house, the property comes with a barn-garage, one-bedroom guest cottage, and a millrace through which the Gallows Run Creek flows. Located at 956 Durham Road, this charming home is offered at $695,000.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty