Historic Hanover Street house (still) on the auction block

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Hill-Lassonde House is on the auction block.
Hill-Lassonde House is on the auction block.

UPDATE: April 28 2015 – If you are still mulling over whether to put a bid on the historic Hill-Lassonde House you have until 2 p.m. today (April 28). The auction has been extended for one more week, and time runs out today.

According to the Auction.com listing, the bids are up to $200,000 and the reserve is not yet met. Cash only, BTW.

Original story published April 19 begins below

MANCHESTER, NH – In October of 2014 the historic Hill-Lassonde House on Hanover Street made the NH Preservation Alliance’s “Seven to Save” list. The once stately home, built in 1850, has fallen into disrepair, and the historic marker that was once a badge of honor has been replaced with the scarlet red X of condemnation by the city.

In better days, the Hill Lassonde House was something to look at, in a good way.
In better days, the Hill Lassonde House was something to look at, in a good way.

You can read what Michael Duffy II, a member of the Manchester Heritage Commission, wrote about it back then, as he made a case for saving the property and restoring its luster and sense of purpose. It features eight bedrooms, three bathrooms and nearly 4,000 square feet on three floors. It includes a detached garage.

On April 18, the house officially went on the auction block, a featured property on auction.com. Bidding started at $100,000 and continues through April 21. It’s a cash-only deal.

According to the post, the potential buyer will not be charged a Buyer’s Premium. It also has an 1,880-sq.-ft. basement, and is divided into three separate units: Unit 1 has 4 beds/1 bath and 1,880 sq. ft. Unit two has 2 beds/1 bath and 1,264 sq. ft.; Unit 3 has 2 beds/1 bath and is 854 sq. ft.

Listing details: 
Asset TypeResidential
Property TypeTriplex
Year Built1850
Square Footage3,998
Occupancy StatusOccupied
Lot Size (acres)0.22
Event Item #O554-38600
Property ID1920780
Buyer’s Premium$0. No Buyer’s Premium.
Broker Co-OpNot Offered
Financing InformationNot Available, Cash Purchase Only

As of Sunday evening the high bid was $150,000, which does not meet the reserve.

It would be wonderful to see the property purchased and restored and returned to a home of distinction.

Title information for 269 Hanover St., Manchester NH

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