Built in 1889, the Oldest House For Sale in Billings is a Beauty

You’ve heard the saying, “they just don’t make them like they used to”, right? That’s certainly the case with this historic Billings home that hit the market last month. It was built in 1889, making it 132 years old. As you can imagine, it comes with a colorful history.

Listing photos via Dana Wagenhals/Real Estate HubThe home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The large, three-story home was designed by architect John G. Link and built by David and Kate Fratt. Link, and his partner C.S. Haire, were responsible for a number of beautiful buildings around Billings, including St. Patrick’s church, City Hall and the Western Heritage Center. It was nominated for the National Register of Historic Places in 2020, and added to the list shortly thereafter.

Listing photos via Dana Wagenhals/Real Estate HubA remodel in 2001 added necessary updates.

The current owners renovated the home 20 years ago, largely retaining the look and feel of the historic structure, while adding modern comforts where necessary. Original oak, maple and fir flooring is still evident in most of the home. Much of the wallpaper appears to be original, or period-appropriate reproductions. Perhaps not a preference for some buyers, but definitely authentic.

Listing photos via Dana Wagenhals/Real

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