Thursday, September 25, 2014

Available: The Historic C Wilkins Second Empire

The historic C. Wilkins Home is available under our Save-not-Raze program. This home is located at 1855 Knox and is within the Knox Hill Historic Core Redevelopment zone

New front portico under construction
Home is deed restricted on exterior which must be restored to preservation standards and must remain a single family home. Association pre approved for rooftop deck and rear verandas to take in the views of the city and neighborhood. Next door lot included (a 5000.00 value), perfect for lower level garage and new Kitchen/family wing. 5 minutes to downtown and Findlay market. 19 acre nature preserve in neighborhood with hiking trails. Buyers must agree to deed covenant and restore exterior in 24 months. Great opportunity, over 1.5 million in restorations on this block.

View from Roof top. Approved for rooftop deck by Association
C Wilkins was a noted stone mason. Only 4 level second empire with servants street entrance. Lot next door will be great for expansion with association approval of plans. The home has two fireplaces, a number of original  2 over 2  windows on First level. Windows on upper floors are replacement windows and may be retained but sashes will need to be painted in appropriate colors. 4 Bedrooms , Formal Parlor and Dining room, The staircase is beaded board paneled throughout. The home has 24 inch thick stone foundation walls. There is an original street level servants entrance that has been closed off and it is recommended that it be reopened.

The neighborhood has removed the Vinyl and insulbric siding from the structure and began painting in period appropriate colors. A new front portico has been built and new corner-board install has begun. The house will need mechanical updates  but retains its original interior woodwork, mantels and retains most original plaster. This home provides an excellent base for restoration. Zillow estimate at 55K This home is bargain priced at 22,500.00 considering the work already done. Please Contact Paul Willham, Director of the SNR program at  for more details or to arrange a showing

More listing info Here .