A 174-year-old residence in Ohio is in the marketplace — for $zero.
The Hudson Heritage Affiliation is attempting to dump the Oviatt-Curtiss homestead in Hudson, Ohio —about 40 minutes south of Cleveland — to reserve it from being demolished.
The brand new house owners received’t need to pay a penny to buy the 1846-built property, however they must foot the invoice for transferring it to a brand new location and in addition promise to protect it.
Potential house owners must elevate your entire 2,000-square-foot residence, put it on a trailer, and haul it to a different plot of land, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Don’t have the acreage for it? Buy one, and hook up some utilities.
The ultimate price ticket of such a transfer could possibly be anyplace from $40,000 to $50,000, relying on the work required, Hudson Heritage Affiliation President Chris Bach advised the paper.
Contemplating the house final offered for $270,000, per Realtor.com, it’s a steal.
Plus, the four-bedroom, one-bathroom property is in nice form. The interiors characteristic the unique home windows, a walnut staircase and wooden flooring. A terracotta silo and a number of other different historic outbuildings are additionally included if you need them (and may transfer them, too).
The brand new house owners would additionally get the privilege of carrying on an vital legacy, as solely three households have owned the farmhouse over almost two centuries.
If nobody steps as much as purchase and relocate the Oviatt-Curtiss homestead, the entire buildings on the 5-acre property can be demolished. A pair who bought each the home and the land it sits on for $270,000 in February has already obtained approval “to demolish all of the historic buildings, divide the 5-acre lot into two equal parcels and construct two new properties — one for resale and the opposite for themselves,” learn the affiliation’s Feb. 10 Facebook post.
“The home is in glorious situation and is prepared for an excellent renovation in a brand new location,” Bach stated in a press release. “There’s a centuries-old custom in Hudson of transferring properties to new areas. It will be great if an proprietor stepped ahead to avoid wasting this outstanding, historic construction and provides it renewed life in a brand new location. Demolishing this home could be a tragedy.”
The affiliation hopes the farmhouse can keep in the identical city, however that’s wouldn’t be required for the $zero sale.
“What’s most vital is that we save this construction and its historical past,” Bach stated.
Email the Hudson Heritage Association for extra info.