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c.1920 Handyman Special Ashland PA $45K ~ Sold

2003 Centre St, Ashland, PA, 17921     $45,000 ~ Reduced to $42,000 Sold for $38,000


You will have to look past all the stuff to discover what this handyman special has to offer. We old house owners slash yard sale addicts know that we can accumulate antiques and collectibles quickly, so we need to put organization over our passion for old things. Although the collection of depression glass is a keeper, this house is a case in point.
Consider, though, the lovely staircase, hardwood floors, leaded glass window, original kitchen cupboard and that fabulous bathroom tub! And how about that farmhouse sink on legs!?

My Sink Story

When we were in the restoration process of our 1915 American foursquare, every weekend my husband and I would go to all the Jersey Shore demo sales in Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon and Ocean City. It was a crime all the old homes that were being knocked down for multi-million dollar second homes. But we did salvage so many beautiful built-ins and clawfoot tubs.
My idea was to recreate a retro free-standing kitchen in our home. So when we came across the same style sink as the one in our featured house today, my husband did all the disconnections from the demo home, lugged the sink home and installed it. I loved the look, but I could only live with it for a week. I shunned a dishwasher in my retro kitchen, but with seven kids, this old 4″-deep sink just didn’t cut it for all the dishes and large pots I had to wash. My husband uninstalled it.
The same went for a gorgeous 1929 mint green enamel Quality gas stove we found for $75. I couldn’t even fit a turkey or a full-sized cookie sheet in there! We kept it, just for looks and storage, in the kitchen, though. I love that stove despite its lack of functionality for a large family. How did they do it back then?!
My stove.


Large single handyman special home in North Schuylkill school district waiting for your finishing touches. All original hard wood floors throughout. Beautiful French doors separate living and dining areas. Old meets new in the large kitchen with original built cabinets and farm house sink to the new cabinetry with Italian tile back splash. There is a four season room off the kitchen for any type of use with lots of natural light. Convenient mudroom, laundry half bath also of the back of the kitchen leading to the fenced yard and detached garage . Three private bedrooms with closets, middle room currently an office. There is also a bonus room that work as a play room, office etc. Attic does have heat and drywall which can function as a 4th bedroom.
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