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Fixer Upper Civil War Mansion

Old house lovers! Look at this gorgeous brick beauty in Auburn, New York. She was built in 1861 at the very onset of the American Civil War.

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

The architect-designed Gothic Revival mansion was constructed for wealthy banker James Seymour with the finest materials his money could buy.

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

Currently, she is a little worse for the wear having been neglected for years and foreclosed on earlier in 2019.

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

But the city of Auburn came up with a creative plan: they put the property up for auction in mid December for the price of a mere $50,000. All offers were required to come with a detailed restoration/use plan. The city will now carefully consider each plan and vote on the best one.

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

What  a great idea – this house is worth saving!

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

Look at the gorgeous windows and doors.

And original light fixtures…

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

There’s something haunting about these photos…

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

The top floor has considerable water damage, but look at the intriguing roof lines:

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

Below is House Crazy Sarah’s favorite part of the entire house:

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

The servant’s staircase nook.

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

Such beauty in decay!

Despite the rough state of the interior, the exterior is in remarkably good condition – look at the brick:

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

There’s even a carriage house out back.

historic carriage house

Sure she needs some TLC, but how amazing will this place be when restored to her former glory?

James Seymour Mansion in Auburn New York

Thanks to reader Pete for sending the link!

Sources:

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www.newyorkupstate.com

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