139 Ridge Ave., Greendale, IN 47025
$59,500 SOLD Feb. 2017 for almost $100K
I know. This beauty is not under $50,000. I had to share it with you, however, because my daughter lives in the next town over and has been inside this circa 1876 Victorian for a tag sale. This was before it was for sale. The elderly owner told her a bit about the home, and my daughter immediately sent me photos of the exterior, claiming her love for this house and how we should look into buying it. Maybe if our seven children were still at home, but the 24-room, 8,456 square foot house is way too large for two people.
Apparently, the eight bedroom, 8.5 bath (wow, we could have had a bathroom for each family member) mansion on .82 acres was once a bed & breakfast. About 30-40 years ago, the dwelling, called Acorn Hall, was painted black. (That must have looked hauntingly beautiful.) The bank-owned house has a three-story staircase where you can see all the way to the top from the first floor. A second servants staircase, high ceilings, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, transoms, bay windows and original doors and trim also grace the interior.
The exterior is just exquisite. Who can resist a house with a turret? Hayley tells me there is a large greenhouse out back with a gardener’s cottage and a lovely patch of Lily of the Valley. Ridge Road has beautiful and not so great sections. My son wanted to buy a grand old home down the street from this one that was in the best section (he found out the pipes had frozen on the $189,000 home, so decided against it). While the homes are large and lovely on #139’s side of the street, the homes on the opposite side are not much to look at. But who cares when you’re the owner of this amazing property? Taxes are about $3,400, but Indiana has some great real estate tax relief deductions that can bring that way down.
Second floor staircase
BEFORE PHOTOS FROM INDIANA LANDMARK
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I am not a realtor. If interested in this property, contact Elena Levin with RealHome Services and Solution.