Houses I Love – Pt 1

Added to OHD on 9/15/10 - Last OHD Update: 6/28/20 - 8 Comments
Since I was a kid I've enjoyed looking at houses. As a teenager I would cut out my favorites from real estate magazines and brochures. As I got older I started to appreciate and admire older architecture and gradually became obsessed with it.

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  1. Alli says: 2 comments

    The last house belongs to my great grandmother. Sadly it looks 10x worse now than it does in that picture due to the carelessness of renters 🙁 It was built in 1905 and the siding is some kind of weird paper type deal, but underneath it is what I believe to be the original wood siding. I’m so in love with the house, I wish I had the money to spruce it up.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1024 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That is so sad! It’s one of my favorites in Ball Ground, I’d love to fix it up too! I hope it’ll come up for sale soon, or in time for you to buy it (or me if you are unable, lol.) Thanks for telling me the build date. What was your great grandmothers name? I’ll recaption the photo to call it that.

      • Alli says: 2 comments

        The family calls it the Farmer House after my great great grandfather that built it. Right now the family is just interested in renting it out, though I can’t imagine why, all they ever do is destroy the place (the current renter has paintings hanging all over the porch). But I’m hoping that perhaps in the near future they’ll let me get ahold of it and at least clean it up a bit.

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12130 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          I woke up to the news that the Farmer House burned. Cherokee Tribune article.

          • john c says: 434 comments

            I’ve read the article and re-read the posting. Kelly, unlike most of us, you can console yourself that you did your best to enshrine the house not only in your memory but in the memory of your followers nationally. Something of the spirit of that house will live on in each of us. Thanks again for all you do!

  2. john c says: 434 comments

    I already left a comment on page 2, Kelly, but these two pieces show why you are interested in old homes, reveal your wonderful view of life and towns and homes and people, and inspire the rest of us. As I suggested, maybe re-run these every Christmas as a present to all your followers. This has made my day and perhaps my year.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1024 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks! I’ve thought about deleting these two posts, I always felt they were messy and, unless you had grown up seeing them, most of the houses I included are nothing architecturally special and look to be about to fall apart. But I’m going to leave them up to remind me to always look closer at the homes I find in my searches. Just because I think they aren’t my idea of a dream home doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be for someone else.

      These pics were taken so many years ago, I should spend a day visiting them and see how they changed since then. That would be a fun future post. 🙂

  3. Melinda Stone says: 2 comments

    I understand your obsession completely. I can’t remember everything from my life but I do remember every house I was ever in. So yeah, I get it.

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