top of page

530 West Church Street


Our Properties

Our Properties

This house was built in 1910 for the daughter of I.D. Booth, Mabel Booth Diven, and her husband, Alexander S. Diven. I.D. Booth was a prominent Elmiran and owned and operated I.D. Booth Plumbing Company for many years. Alexander S. Diven, a lawyer with the firm Diven & Diven, was the son of the famous General Alexander Diven. He graduated from Yale in 1894, and attained a law degree from Cornell in 1898. He was the solicitor of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Chairman of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital Board, and a one point president of the Board of Education. His brother, Eugene Diven, built the original mansion at the other end of the block at 500 W. Church Street, where a modern octagonal building now stands.

When we purchased this property in 2014, it had most recently served as a doctor's office as well as living space. We created two spacious side-by-side multi-story units, all while showcasing the building's incredibly unique Victorian-Craftsman style. The front unit features a large porch, a spacious and picturesque living/room kitchen combo complete with leaded and stained glass, fireplace, and bay window, as well as two spacious bedrooms up the grand staircase with unique built-in features. The rear unit features a massive kitchen with breakfast nook and a beautiful living room in what was the home's original dining room. The upstairs consists of two spacious bedrooms, built-in storage, a roomy den, and a sprawling, open space on the third floor for use as storage, office, or even a home gym. Other features of this one of a kind home are its hardwood floors, French-doors, beautiful woodwork, brand new bathrooms, designer kitchens with stainless steel appliances and custom cherry cabinetry . Additional amenities and utilities at this building include central climate control, laundry in each unit, off-street parking, water, sewer, and trash collection.

bottom of page