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Save This Old House ~ c.1873 Italianate Abell Farm in Cazenovia NY – Update: Destroyed By Fire

Update: Sadly, the historic Jacob Abell Homestead burned down in July of this year in an overnight fire. Locals were heartbroken.

2539 Ballina Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035      $27,500 Reduced to $23,900 Sold for $20,000 Relisted at $50,000


Save this old house. This poor house has had more transactions in the past year than I can count. Apparently someone just recently purchased this home for $12,000, put a bit of work into it and soon gave up.Then it was put back on the market for $27,500, and sold for $20,000. Now it is on the market again for $50,000!
OHU50K first featured this historic home back in June 2020. I have included the original listing at the bottom of the post where you can find additional photos (some vintage) and the history of the c.1873 Italianate.

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Save this old house. This Italianate farmhouse was built by Jabez Abell in 1870 and comes with .75 acres. Listed on the Historic Register and ready to be restored. Loads of architectural details still intact and stored onsite. The property qualifies for both federal and state grants or tax breaks to undertake the restoration process.
Important historic features include vintage pocket doors and trim, woodwork, and an elegant spiral staircase. The farmhouse is an example of Italianate residential style architecture. The property is being sold as is and you must view it with the owner for safety. DO NOT ENTER unaccompanied. The owner is a licensed real estate salesperson. Bring vision, ambition, and a love of history. Priced to sell.

Listing below is from November 2019.

2539 Ballina Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035    $24,500 Sold for $12,000



Can this home be saved? Once in a blue moon, OHU50K features a home that is so beautiful, even in its decay, that we have to post it. With enough cash and sweat equity almost any structure can be restored, but this one simply makes us sad for the past.

The Abell Farm property is in a gorgeous rural location near Cazenovia, a lovely town in central upstate New York.

You have to give the realtor credit for putting himself in some danger taking these photos. Further down you will find additional photos taken in 1987 by the National Register, when the home was in rough shape but still retained some integrity.



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