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Beautiful Stone Cottage in Dayton Ohio Under $80K ~ Off Market
December 15, 2019
3862 Ridge Ave, Dayton, OH 45414 $79,900 Off Market
Welcome to under $100K Sunday.
This amazing c.1928 stone cottage is located on Ridge Avenue in the DeWeese Ridgecrest neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio, an area with a rich history. At the turn of the 20th century, it was rustic and rural, but was beginning to draw attention. People took the new traction trolley, which ran from downtown Dayton, to enjoy picnicking, swimming and boating at the shores of the Miami River.
It was at the Ridge Road Bridge in 1896 that Bessie Little was murdered by her boyfriend, Albert Frantz. The trial was a sensation for those times with Frantz tried and convicted at Dayton’s Court House. Frantz ultimately died in the electric chair in 1897, and as a result, Ridge Road was nicknamed Bessie Little Road. So too, the bridge she died at became known as the “Bessie Little Bridge,” and Bessie’s ghost is said to haunt it till this day.
Two decades later, Rollin DeWeese (1870-1945) began developing what is known as the Fieldstone Plat, where our featured home is located. Each lot purchased was guaranteed to yield enough stone to build a house. And what a beautiful home this is.
Absolutely adorable stone bungalow on a double lot in DeWeese, Dayton, Ohio. As you probably know, you just don’t find this stonework in this price range. Yes, perhaps stone accents on the front facade but not stone on three of the four detached garage walls, all exterior house walls, porch sitting walls and pillars as well as the gorgeous stone fireplace gracing the living room.
And, that is just the beginning of the character exuded at 3862 Ridge Ave. In addition to the unique stone, you will love the beautiful stained woodwork, craftsman style doors, French doors in the dining room, antique light fixtures in the living room, crystal door knobs on many doors, swing-perfect front porch & charming back porch. Recent updates include the hall bath which boast a new vanity, granite counter, faucet, shower stall, mirror, flooring, light fixture. Since this is one of those extremely rare opportunities to own one of the treasured stone homes on Ridge Ave, call now before someone else beats you to this crown jewel!