A Hancock Beauty in Need of a Makeover for Just $75K

  |  August 5, 2022

Old-home buffs will fall for this fixer-upper in Hancock.

Today’s Five-Figure Friday pick has fantastic bones and is listed at a bargain price. Of course, the under-$100K cost comes with the need for a great deal of work to polish it up, but…those bones, man. Not one but two wraparound porches. Fish-scale siding at the peak of the house, above a center window with amazing detail.

Look at that wood floor, and the window and door trim. This seven-bedroom, two-bath house was built in 1935 and still has hints of yesterday’s beauty.

The tiling in the bathroom, for instance. We’d ditch the floor tile, the vanity, and the wallpaper, but the wall tile is on point and—if the necessary plumbing repairs allow it—the new owner could seriously consider keeping it.

The second bathroom has even more of the tiling that seems to be in good shape. And check out the size of that linen closet!

We saved this pic as a welcome surprise: The original wood-paneled side-hall staircase also seems to be in good condition.

The sinuous stair rail is an artwork in itself.  And the second floor is wrapped in a half-wall of bicolored tongue-and-groove wooden wall paneling that isn’t often seen anymore.



There are original, oversized windows throughout the home, including the slim frosted doors that lead out to the second-story porch.

This four-sided, floor-to-ceiling bump-out has a twin just beneath it on the first floor that looks out onto the wraparound porch. The house is on more than a half-acre, close to world-class fly-fishing on the East Branch of the Delaware River.

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves? Then check out 182 South Main Street, Hancock, with Philip Eggleton of Eagle River Realty, LLC.

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