What it needs: In addition to a plot within the city limits—a nearby lot is available for $119,000—the house needs new systems and roof and wall repairs. It cannot be used as a rental, and the new owner must demolish an exterior apartment. Houses of this size in the area can fetch over a million dollars. Restoring this home to the showpiece it once was is a big job, to be sure, but one that's well worth the effort.
Shown: A window bay with fluted casings. Many of the home's windows are broken and covered with plywood.