Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Historic Fultz House: The Victorian on the Hill

The Fultz House
In this the first post of the Knox Hill Save-not-raze: Preservation and opportunities blog we present the Fultz House. This home is a circa 1885-90 Victorian that sits on three lots on Fairmount. Statistical information can be seen on the real estate listing here .

The Fultz house is one of the earlier homes and once sat on much larger tract of land that was subdivided off year ago in fact the house that sits behind it and the garage was once the servants quarters for the main house. This home was in the same family ownership for the last four decades.

Unusual Moorish designed Lincrusta wallpaper lines the staircase and second floor hallway
This home features a parlor, a formal dining room, generous kitchen. The second floor features 3 bedrooms and there is room for 2 baths, with one being part of a master suite. The house features a full dry basement that can be finished for additional living/entertaining space.

Nice Clasic Newel post under layers of paint
The home has a nice view of the valley towards Westwood and of course there is huge garden space. on the side of the house that features apple trees flowering hedges and a formal raise garden space. The patio off the dining room kitchen could be enclosed as screened in porch. There are long term owner occupants next door and across the street lending stability to the area. This home is minutes to downtown , Findlay market, and other downtown attractions. There is a 19 acre nature preserve at the end of the block. This home is  one block from the Knox Hill Core Preservation District.

Formal gardens are already under restoration
This is deed restricted property and interested buyers will, in addition to their offer,  submit a restoration plan and proof of pre qualification or resources to complete restoration within 2 years. The street facades of the property must be done to Secretary of the Interior standards for historic preservation. The buyer is free to complete the interior as they see fit. This must be restored as single family dwelling. The interior will need restoration and mechanical updates. The roof had major restoration work done in 2010 with extensive work to the guttering system and repaint of the metal roof. Exterior siding will need scraping and repaint. Two bathrooms added in the old rooming house days have been removed to return the floor plan to its original configuration.

Knox Hill Neighborhood Association will assist potential buyers with scope of work and provide bid specs to assist the new buyer in getting contractor bids for work.

The Zillow "zestimate" of this property is 66,000 and the asking price is 24,500.00  (PRICE REDUCED TO 22,500.00) this is an excellent opportunity for one to get into a large Victorian home and restore into a quality residence. Interested individuals may contact Paul Willham, director of the Save not Raze project for more information at victiques@gmail.com

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