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Historic Hornell home on the market for $89,000: Listing draws national attention due to price

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An historic home in Hornell at 33 Preston Ave., which hasn’t been on the market since 1969, recently garnered attention from HGTV’s show and Instagram sensation, “Cheap Old Houses”, boasting over 2.4 million followers.

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Regi Gambino of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services confirmed the interest, emphasizing the house’s exceptional value at a listed price of $89,000.

Despite needing exterior care, the property remains move-in ready, showcasing distinctive architectural features such as hardwood floors arranged in unique patterns, French doors, pocket doors, intricate woodwork, high ceilings, and a fireplace.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

Built in 1910, the house spans over 1,700 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a spacious attic.

Founded by Elizabeth and Ethan Finkelstein in 2016, “Cheap Old Houses” highlights historic homes in need of restoration, usually priced under $100,000. The Hornell property, belonging to the Babcock family for decades, exceeded usual standards due to its preservation and architectural charm. Jeff Babcock, reflecting on his childhood memories in the house, hopes the new owners will “preserve its beauty.”