'Save This Old House' Update 2018
What has happened to some of your favorite 'Save This Old House' homes from 2018? Read on to find out
West Virginia Italianate with Porticos
Status: Under Contract
This Civil War-era house, located on a street corner in Martinsburg West Virginia, will be soon given a new owner. A buyer expressed interest in the house shortly after we posted it on thisoldhouse.com, but Stephanie Schupe, Marketing Manager for the Danbridge Reality Group, said that it has taken a while to finalize the sale. Due to delays with required paperwork, ownership is not yet final but Schupe assumes the would-be owners will close the deal and work to preserve the 152-year-old building. See the original Save TOH feature for this house
South Carolinia Georgian with Acreage
Status: Under Contract
A Georgian-style building in the antebellum south, The Coker House will stand to see more history made. Michael Bedenbaugh, Executive Director at Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, said that the house will soon be bought by a person who plans to restore the building over the next two years, and make it his home. A feature that drew the buyer is that the house wasn’t “corrupted” by a bad restoration, as Bedenbaugh said. “When people come in and modernize it badly, they destroy that essence that would attract otherwise interested buyers,” he said. See the original Save TOH feature for this house
Kentucky Italianate for $9,990
Status: Still Available Since publishing the article, this historic farmhouse is still for sale. Eric Whisman, of the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation, said that he has had some interested parties since the article was published on the This Old House website, but nobody has purchased the building. Whisman acknowledges the fact that the buyer would need to move the house has made selling it difficult. He feels that the public’s desire for “country club living” in his area has drawbacks, as this home is only one of a handful of older homes in the area. “It’s important that we try to preserve what came before and represents the history of these areas,” Whisman said. If you are interested in the home, the house will be available until sometime in the spring. See the original Save TOH feature for this house (including realtor contact information)
Ohio Queen Anne with Original Built-Ins
Status: Sold in April
This home in Springfield, Ohio, is within walking distance of downtown and will be brought back to its former glory. Sara Foulk of Sibcy Cline Realtors said that the building was sold to a young family, who are restoring the home and plan to move in later this year. The new owners are already planning their housewarming party, Foulk said.
"There is a new revival in that area where these folks are breathing life back into these homes, and [these owners] are ultimately planning to do the same thing.” See the original Save TOH feature for this house
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We are still waiting to hear back about our 2018 Georgia Fixer Upper! We will update this post when we know more. If YOU have any information about the fate of any Save TOH property please leave a comment below!