Milan home’s condition cause for concern

Vacant home located at 1 E. Front St.
Aaron Krause
May 11, 2013

The poor condition of the exterior part of a home in the village has council concerned.

The vacant home is located at 1 E. Front St.

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Comments

BlueAngel

OMG.... they say this house is bad,...what about the eye sore out on the corner of 113 and River road.... good god... that thing needs to come down and they are more concerned about this house...........lets get real!

tell it how it is

That house isn't actually within the easily seen village limits so no they really don't care as much. I'm pretty sure this house is pretty close to the museums? I may be wrong.

Honestly though, I love that house on 113 and River. Its a sore, but it also has a story and really just adds some character. I would LOVE to see that house fixed and turned back into it's beautiful self. If it ever were torn down I know myself along with others would be kind of upset. It's a house with amazing potential that used to be gorgeous. Just needs to be returned to its original state.

the bull

I agree, this house needs someone to flip it. They don't build them like this anymore.

William Jeffers...

They should burn it down and use it for training for the local vol. fire dept.

TOPGUN01

THE HOUSE AT RIVER RD AND 113 HAS A GUY BY THE NAME DANNY!HORNNER HE GOES BY BOONE!HE IS LIVING THERE FOR YEARS!HEALTH DEPT SHOULD GET INVOLVED!

44846GWP

I would bet the house on 113 and River is too far gone to ever fix. All the rain and snow going through the roof and open windows. The wood has to be rotten. I would like to know the history of it though! Would love to go inside too!

Most Wanted

Why don't they worry about fixing the hard water problem, it's ruining every pot and pan in town! The house is wonderful to look at.

swiss family

would a water softener do any good??

Most Wanted

Yes, my point is, the village can't even deliver good, usable water to it's citizens...yet complain about some chipping paint while we have to buy a water softener to save our clothes, pots and pans! This home is structurally sound and not an eyesore. Most people look at this home and imagine what it would be like in it's glory...not how bad it looks (which it does not). The village should fix it's own problems before it goes knocking on citizens doors.

swiss family

I really like the pictured house... if the owner wants to get it off his hands. why not get an appraisal, lets say just as a guess $50,000... and sell raffle tickets that cost $1,000 and sell 50 of them....whomever buys it for the thousand should have money left to restore it???

arnmcrmn

The problem is, when someone buys it and realizes that its going to cost 200K to fix the darn thing up......it simply becomes a property that nobody wants.

Fixing a roof, walls, electrical, plumbing, foundation alone can get you well over 100K easily in repairs. Then comes landscaping, painting, flooring, fixtures....etc.

I agree, this house looks like it could be awesome, but someone will never buy it to flip it. Besides, people are moving OUT OF small villages like this, not into them.

Señor Clown

From the article, regarding the house pictured:
"The poor condition of the exterior part of a home in the village has council concerned."

The condition of the EXTERIOR is, for the most part, fair. It's an absolutely beautiful home in need of a cleaning and repaint (which would be time consuming) of the trim and porch, a little attention to the landscaping, and maybe the last old window replaced. They most certainly don't build them like that anymore, and a drive through the newer "upscale" subdivisions in the area will show it: No external symmetry, no effort in exterior trim detail, and a brick or stone veneer on the front with flimsy vinyl everywhere else.

Although I'm rather partial to older Neo-Classical / Federalist / Greek Revival homes after seeing so many plastic-wrapped Neoeclectic 3,500-square-foot home on a 4,000-square-foot lot subdivisions around here.

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swiss cheese kat

Maybe the owner is just waiting for the economy to get better. Its quite possible the owner believed in the hope and change bullarky.

betrump

Or maybe they believed that voting the GOP geniuses back into office that ruined the economy in the first place was a better idea. Ignorance is bliss, isn't it?

yogi bear

Dear Aaron;, I read the head line and the tag line. I was wondering what is a cacant house?

cjbell019

Would Milan be interested in a bath house?

TOPGUN01

THE HOUSE IN TOWN IS FINE!AT LEAST THE LAWN IS KEPT UP!LEAVE IT ALONE!LOVE IT!