This is a pretty crazy house. But first half the house is covered in asbestos. Floor to ceiling. Its a lustron house which is a pre fab house made after world war 2. The heating system is in the ceiling and to prevent fire they used a composite concrete/asbestos mix. It probably seemed like a miracle substance back then but now its a nightmare. The original floor tiles were also a composite including asbestos. I don't know if the original floor was under the carpets but there's a floor under there so best to assume it was the original. The house is old and we were going to do some heavy renovation which would have led me to messing with the floors, walls and ceiling. What pisses me off is nobody was going to say anything unless we figured it out for ourselves. I would've been in there with my family tearing apart this house. All of us breathing it in. When we called and told the sellers agent she said she already had other offers so couldn't go lower because of that. Like we were trying to use the asbestos to get a better deal. No. You could be killing people. In a horrific way. Now that thats out of the way. Its basically like 2 houses. The lustron was really small so they added an addition in the back thats a pretty close replica of the front of the house. Size wise. Then at some point they added a great room in the front with nice wood floors and a fireplace that, to me, was the best room in the house. The whole thing was weird but before we found out about the asbestos we definitely could've made it work through renovation. The real star here is the land. 3.1 beautiful acres. To get there you drive over bridges to cross the reservoir. Its amazing. So if asbestos doesn't scare you or your interested in a tear down, which itself would be a nightmare because you have to abate the asbestos, then you have a rare parcel to build a great house. There's a brook near by though so you'd have to check the code to see what you could build in place.
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Hi Jeff. We put an offer in on this exact house in October 2020. Our real estate agent did not disclose the asbestos issue. A home inspector recommended by the agent gave the house a clean bill of health. We were in contract, but when an appraiser sent by the lender determined the house did not meet code that we thankfully pulled out. (Asbestos wasn’t even the reason). The asbestos was known of by Oct 2020. we’d love to know the agent and home inspector involved back in August. Thanks