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Sold – Save This Old Historic Circa 1847 New York Fixer Upper Mansion For Sale Under $40K
June 21, 2023
OHU50K Notes $39,500Sold for $51,000
This fixer upper mansion for sale for $39,500 may not be considered a mansion by today’s standards, but in 1847 it was indeed a mansion. The home has six bedrooms, three baths and occupies three quarter s of an acre.
HUGE 1847 custom built historic house built by the family of Halsey Cooley Ives, founding director of the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts. Mansion has lots of character in need of a cash buyer to renovate and bring back to life. Great home for bed and breakfast. Features include possible Tiffany stained glass windows, 6 fireplaces, formal entry, formal dining room, formal living room, family room, 6+ bedrooms, 3 full baths and lots of storage. Third floor not listed in square footage. Needs some structural work, roof, new kitchen, baths, and lots of other TLC. Priced WAY below current assessment. Sold as-is for cash only with proof of funds or a rehab loan. Grant money to renovate may be available for owner occupants through the MontourFallsNYF.com.
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This was the home of Hiram Dubois Ives (1800-1861). Hiram was a lumber dealer who built this home for his family, which included his wife, Teresa McDowell Ives, and children Marion, Annette, John, Adriana, Halsey, Edwina and Jefferson. The house was constructed in 1847, the same year that Halsey was born. He was only 14 when his dad died, and with his blooming artistic talent, he began working at age 17 in Nashville.
According to a Colonel Sam Paine, Halsey, “was a dreamy boy who saw pictures in the glens, running brooks and waterfalls of his native village, but he had neither time nor money at his command to transfer these to canvas.”
Halsey Ives painting
However, by 1869, Halsey had become a designer and decorator, became director of both the Washington University School of Fine Arts and the St. Louis Art Museum in 1881, received many honors and a commendation by President Theodore Roosevelt.
He traveled widely, but always had a love for his hometown. When he married and had a family, he moved back to his childhood home in Montour Falls. During a business trip to LOndon in 1911, Halsey died suddenly, but his ashes were brought back to the Montour Falls family burial plot.