One person's trash is another one's treasure. It's true. Some people get rid of "old stuff" that others would find appealing. Old can be rehabbed, refurbished or repurposed. It's amazing what a bit of TLC can do.
I happen to love trash treasures. So when I look through new Real Estate listings it tugs on my heartstrings when I see a Colonial built in 1875 advertised as a tear-down. It needs a lot of love (and $) to be sure but it's still a home. A home with a history that would be demolished right along with its walls.
The thing is, it's been a home for a very long time. Can you imagine if those walls could talk? Can you imagine family gatherings on its front porch? Can you imagine kids filling it with laughter?
What a shame it would be if the buyer would indeed tear it down. The house still has a lot to give, there is still time to create new memories in it.
This house doesn't need a bulldozer, it needs a Rehab Addict! Someone with a vision, love for the character and appreciation for its historic details. Someone who gets excited about restoring a 139 year old Colonial in Howard County, MD to its former glory.
I wish I knew someone who would fit the bill. But I don't. Do you?
2-story Colonial in Hanover, MD
built in 1875
on the market for $175,000
One person's trash is another one's treasure