Though the house sat vacant for the past three years, the structure is in pretty good shape. The roof, replaced in the 1980s, is sound; the plumbing and electrical systems work, but the furnace needs updating. Easements require owners to seek approval for exterior alterations. West Newton is a quaint town 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, with a newly revitalized Main Street. It’s just waiting for someone to come and restore one of its oldest and most treasured houses.