House for Sale
Square Feet: 6,912
Property Type: Residential Single Family
The John Browning Mansion - complete with turrets, dormers, grand staircases, amazing hardwood floors, original windows & moulding, new commerical-grade kitchen with corian counters, potential new baths for bed and breakfast use. A definite must see!
closeThe John Browning Mansion - complete with turrets, dormers, grand staircases, amazing hardwood floors, original windows & moulding, new commerical-grade kitchen with corian counters, potential new baths for bed and breakfast use. A definite must see!
The NY Times even gave it a nice write up!
WHAT: An eight-bedroom two-bath mansion with two half baths
HOW MUCH: $374,900
PER SQUARE FOOT: $54.24
SETTING: This mansion, formerly used as a Y.W.C.A., was originally built in 1900 for John Browning — of Browning firearms — on a corner lot in Ogden, population 83,000, a city between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake. According to the listing agent, Ogden was a railroad hub that fell into disrepair by the 1950s but picked back up in recent years with the influx of outdoor types and sporting-goods manufacturers, including Amer Sports (parent company of Salomon and Atomic), and Rossignol. There are three ski resorts within 25 miles: Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain.
This house is in a neighborhood of older homes within two miles of big-box shopping and one mile of boutique shopping in a district along 25th Street, near Wall Avenue. Ogden is about 40 miles from Salt Lake City, which has an international airport. The Wasatch Mountains are visible from nearly everywhere in town.
COMMON SPACES: Most of the house is original, including a banister stretching from the entry to the attic, beveled windows, hardwood floors and fireplaces. There are built-in cupboards in the dining room and storage drawers on each of the house’s three floors.
PERSONAL SPACES: There are two bedrooms in the finished basement, one on the main level and four on the second level. An eighth bedroom is in the attic suite, which includes a living room that, according to the listing agent, served as a workshop for John Browning (and includes remnants of a wiring system used to buzz his maids). Most bedrooms have views of the yard and neighboring historic houses; the attic has treetop and mountain views.
OUTDOOR SPACE: A fenced-in, fully landscaped yard on two sides of the house, facing the street.
TAXES: $2,400 a year (estimated, if owner-occupied); around $4,500 a year if home is converted to apartments or used as a rental
CONTACT: Sue Wilkerson, Terra Venture Real Estate, (801) 393-1188; www.suewilkerson.com