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Post created if y'all want to share links while I'm in the hospital. If you don't know I've got blood clots and pneumonia. Moderation is slow but your comments will eventually be made public between tests. -kelly

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  1. Amy Sue says: 14 comments

    Oh goodness Kelly! I will be praying for your full and complete recovery! We don’t just miss your postings, we miss YOU! Your postings and comments are such a bright spot in our day! Please get lots of rest and know there are many of us thinking and praying for you. Wish we were there to give you “Get Better” hugs! Please take care sweet girl!

  2. 67drake67drake says: 269 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    Ugh,Don’t worry about the houses or site for a while-GET BETTER KELLY!

  3. Bob Dyer says: 9 comments

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  4. Annabelle says: 89 comments

    My gosh, I hope you get to feeling better really soon. Take your time and make a full recovery. We will wait!

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  5. LynnLynn says: 74 comments
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    Oh Kelly I’m so sorry! I too will be praying for a full recovery for you and as soon as possible. I couldn’t have said anything better than Amy Sue just posted. Here’s a big get well hug. OOOOOOO

  6. says: 6 comments

    Kelly, as the Benedictines say, “You are tucked into my sleeve”. Praying for you and a quick recovery.

  7. RobB says: 2 comments

    Speedy Recovery for you !
    I’ve been thinking of you often since your previous post.
    Take all the time you need.

  8. Anne M.Anne M. says: 885 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Please don’t worry about us! Take care of yourself & know that we are all wishing you a speedy recovery.

  9. MW says: 904 comments

    Yes, agree. Kelly, please don’t worry about us or the site. It and us will still be here when you can get back to it.

    I’m very sorry to hear you are in the hospital! But glad to hear you are in good hands and hopefully will be bouncing back soon. My thoughts are with you!!

  10. Will says: 60 comments

    I don’t know about anybody else but I’ve pretty much had it. I pay embership dues and I expect action!!

    Kidding. I had blood clots myself a number of years ago. Nearly died. You will be fine. Once they get your blood under control (and they will), you’ll be on blood thinners to keep tings in check. As for the site, all things in their own time.

  11. Dave says: 55 comments

    We are all here for the duration and understand your situation. You ARE Old House Dreams and I could sense a disturbance in the force. You concentrate on getting better first and the website second. If you allow links to be posted, I’ll enjoy them too. This website is usually the first one I visit everyday to start the day out on a positive note before I’m deluged with the world’s negativity. It’s like an oasis! I love old houses (especially the Buckfield, Maine Georgian) and wish I could own everyone of them here. But in the mean time, your site feeds my desires. Get well soon!

  12. C. Hutchinson says: 20 comments

    I so agree with AmySue,Lynn and the Benedictines. We miss you and are here to support and pray. Rest, Gal.

  13. TracyTracy says: 93 comments

    Wishing you a quick recovery. We will all be thinking about you!!

  14. Anne M.Anne M. says: 885 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Here’s a grand old home in Saratoga Springs, NY. If I win the powerball this week, I may take a ride out there:
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Saratoga-Springs-NY/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/32403003_zpid/54320_rid/2-_beds/2-_baths/1850-1940_built/43.193913,-73.379059,42.903885,-74.118577_rect/10_zm/?3col=true

  15. FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

    For everyone missing Kelly’s posts, here are two historic houses now on the market in Rockledge Florida. Both are contributing structures in the Rockledge Drive National Register District. Prices reflect location on Florida Intra-Coastal waterway.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1201-Rockledge-Dr_Rockledge_FL_32955_M53089-52339

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Rockledge_FL_32955_M61634-69876
    Address in 709 Rockledge Dr, Rockledge -boathouse is listed structure, statue in front yard is J.W. Fiske, bent tree over river is certified Indian Trail tree. changes are siding and enclosed front porch, some windows have hurricane shutters up however originals are still intact.

    Both houses in excellent shape. Two other contiguous historic districts Barton Ave and Valencia Ave, Dreamers would like this area of Florida, hot summers but prevailing SE winds off river. 9 miles to ocean (Cocoa Beach)

    • Ken Ball says: 9 comments

      Wonderful properties! Thanks for sharing

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Man – that craftsman is REALLY beautiful. Nice..

    • says: 1 comments

      Good eye spotting the J.W.Fiske statue in front of 709 Rockledge Dr. The bent tree is likely the most photographed tree in Rockledge. You are correct the home is an excellent shape. Summer’s here can be warm but these homes are typically built to take advantage of those gentle breezes coming off the river. But, the winters here, as Henry Flager boasted when building the rail road “Every day a June day full of sunshine where Winter’s exist in memory only”. Sounds like your a “local”

  16. Jennifer HT says: 767 comments

    Oh no I hope you feel better!

    I’ll share some links from my city πŸ™‚ but they won’t be as awesome as the links on this site!

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17262684_zpid

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17265652_zpid

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17265838_zpid

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Redlands is a really great town, with many very fine antique and vintage houses. You’re lucky to live there! This one is my fave – still on the market after years. Unfortunately the current listing does not show the SPECTACULAR guest house, carriage barn, or vast orange grove, (one of very few left). It’s a rad property; http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/301-W-Palm-Ave_Redlands_CA_92373_M23585-49842

      • BrendaE says: 75 comments

        Oh my gosh. That kitchen, heck! The whole house! I want it!

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          I know – it,s SO very “Ruth Fisher”. Heh heh heh..

      • Jennifer HT says: 767 comments

        Redlands is great and has amazing history for the west coast, but it isn’t the city it was when we moved here. I know that is true of many, many places these days, but I would LOVE to flee CA to many of the amazing properties on this site. πŸ˜€

        • Sascha says: 45 comments

          Try as I might, I couldn’t sell my husband in Redlands. I stood on the porch of this beauty when it was listed in 2011; we couldn’t reach the realtor to view the inside and that was my one and only shot at convincing my husband otherwise.
          Sigh.
          http://m.trulia.com/homes/California/Redlands/sold/6311074-702-S-Center-St-Redlands-CA-92373

          The Palm Avenue house has been on my wish list for at least as long as it has been listed for sale, about 6 years! If they were willing to let it go under $800 to a nice family wish aspirations to farm oranges….

  17. Kathy says: 1 comments

    As a lurker of this site (a non-commenter!), I absolutely love the old homes and the comments and wealth of information from all the posts. Makes me dream…. Thank you Kelly!
    Sending good thoughts and prayers to you. Feel better!

  18. Melissa says: 238 comments

    You poor sweet thing! I didn’t realize you were that badly off!
    If only we were real neighbors, I would make you soup and do your laundry!
    Hugs

  19. Mary Beth says: 42 comments

    Wishing you a rapid and full recovery!

  20. Mona says: 19 comments

    Hoping you are soon feeling 100%!! In the meantime, here is a more “light-hearted” link. It is an old historical property with LOTS of history behind it. It is one with a fair chunk of property too, (several acres) so for those of you looking to spend big bucks on a turn key property, here is your chance. Maybe after I win the Power Ball! πŸ˜‰ http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-famous-texas-waggoner-ranch-for-sale/

  21. KimT says: 74 comments

    Found this Federal trying to find an ancestor’s house in the neighborhood:

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3721-Pitt-St-Schellsburg-PA-15559/2105284761_zpid/#hdp-photo-lightbox

    Check it quick as it has a pending offer so pics may evaporate soon as apparently my ancestor’s house did. Beautiful entrance hall.

    Get well soon, Kelly! Scary times.

    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 885 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      that is a wonderful house/store! I hope whoever buys it keeps the store intact.

    • JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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      All of that for $174,900!? What is wrong that it is so inexpensive? In Atlanta, that would be a minimum of 2 million within the city limits.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Glad you’re keeping us posted on continuing recovery Kelly. πŸ™‚

      That’s a really special property KimT. It’s been on the market for a couple of years; and I clipped it for my collection back in 14. Glad to see it’s pending, and hope someone will treat it right!

      Speaking of really great live work properties, check this out! Oldest part built by the Harrison family IN 1810; and later added on to create a pretty rad bank in 1857. Several original safes in situ, (which were robbed by Jesse James!). If ever there were a destination B&B, THIS IS IT! The details in this house/bank are just b e y o n d…

      http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/296-S-Main-St-Russellville-KY-42276/2101514895_zpid/

      • ShellyP says: 37 comments

        Love, love, love this house with so many original architectural details – perfect in every way! Thanks so much for sharing!

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          My pleasure Shelly. I’m kinda in love with this place too. Those moldings are just simply EPIC! They were most likely originally painted too btw.. I find their light airy look exceedingly attractive. While they are beyond substantial, the look is not overplayed; as they would surely appear tremendously overbearing in any treatment past the lightest shading. The kitchen is beyond perfect. It’s perfectly adequately spacious, functional, attractive to contemporary standards; while existing within the antique space as a sort of island unto itself, making a strong yet restrained statement while not overpowering or even seeming to have changed the room. From the looks of the fireplace, this must be the oldest part of the house. While I don’t normally care for bare brick, I do find it acceptable in a service areas, and feel that it is VERY attractive and even helpful in telling the story of the room, (in this instance).

          The proportions of the rooms are architecturally VERY pleasing: the doors and the VAST windows as well. The side entrance as seen from the street is perfect and exquisite in it’s composition. There are Masonic principles at play in the design of this building, and the result is a splendid, remarkable structure. Yeah – I’m in love. πŸ˜‰

          Just as clarification, hardly ever would I suggest someone undertake a property as a B&B as their prospects are generally quite dim. In this instance I do feel otherwise, (even despite it’s remote location), due to the direct James Gang connection. People eat that stuff up, and there is a large segment of the population who go out of their way to visit James gang locations. Considering the very important history of this building as regards, among many other factors of the building itself; (well advertised), someone could probably make this place a successful concern as such. If (you) do, and see this, please LMK because I’d love to come down and stay a couple of nights! [Not that I personally care less about outlaws]. πŸ™‚

      • Linda M says: 19 comments

        Wow, I love this one! Thanks for finding it.

      • KimT says: 74 comments

        That’s quite a place, thanks. Do you know what makes some of the flooring look like dotted lines?

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Except the kitchen; it’s all GORGEOUS original heart pine flooring. πŸ™‚

    • Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

      Kim, that house is so beautiful! The entry hall & stairway make me want to cry, they’re so gorgeous. The store part oozes history too. I hope whoever is buying it (finally) takes good care of it and leaves its wonders intact.

      And the one you followed with, Jeff, is just stunning! If I lived there, I’d walk around staring at that incredible woodwork, looking like I was stoned outta my gourd. It’s almost OTT, as you say, but avoids it. I could even live with most of the colors & I like most of the wallpapers, which fit the period & size of the rooms very well. The huge gracious rooms and the very tall ceilings give such a feeling of space & welcome & airiness. I’m in love too! Somebody buy it & invite me, please!

  22. Mary Beth says: 42 comments

    Now if I hit the PowerBall lottery, I should be able to go home to Bardstown and completely restore Edgewood! http://www.joehaydenrealtor.com/louisville-mls/310-s-fifth-st-bardstown-ky-40004/10475755_spid/?src=2

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Ooooh, yeah, that is nice Mary Beth: quintessential, top-shelf, pre-war, Kentucky at it’s very best. The side elevation is remarkable; and those stair halls are beyond spectacular. With your winnings you can employ a good designer to gut it out and bring the dΓ©cor into line with the brilliant antique quality of the house. Good eye πŸ™‚

    • Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

      Everything’s there for it to become a spectacular renovation. The gracious old South could live again here. Next Powerball, I guess, huh, Mary Beth? This place makes me wish for a trust fund!

  23. Mary Beth says: 42 comments

    Back in the 1960’s this property and far more acreage what my grandfather’s dairy farm. I’d give my “eyeteeth” to buy it back but I’m not the sort of gal who has a spare half million laying about to play with. Pity! http://www.joehaydenrealtor.com/louisville-mls/10175-louisville-rd-coxs-creek-ky-40013/10615440_spid/?src=2

    • HeatherM says: 19 comments

      Is your grandfather Lee Shipman? I recognize this property as his old training barn I believe. Know the current owners as acquaintances but had never seen their place before. Beautiful!

      • Gemma says: 112 comments

        Lee Shipman was in the 1970s. His first barn burned, and a teary meltdown of a classmate was forced to come to school. She had lost her horse in the fire the night before. His second barn burned, too.

        Heather and Mary Beth — where did you live? I grew up at Fourth and Beall.

        And Kelly — take care. Agree with the Benedictines.

        • Mary Beth says: 42 comments

          My grandparents left this farm on 31N and moved to South First in Bardstown. I grew up in Louisville and J’town.

      • Mary Beth says: 42 comments

        Mr. Shipman was not my grandfather. My Grandfather has was James Earl Evans who was known to his grandchildren as Poppa Jimmy.

  24. Arkham says: 69 comments

    Heal swiftly and be well Kelly!

    How about a lovely place up the CA coast:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1323-I-St-Eureka-CA-95501/2114135094_zpid/

    Or an entire hotel in the same town…
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/139-2nd-St-Eureka-CA-95501/2126835531_zpid/

    And aside from the usual cringe about painted woodwork, this place in Sac is gorgeous:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1931-21st-St-Sacramento-CA-95811/25790066_zpid/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Holy Schmidt! That Sacramento house is SUPER FAB! Never have I seen a house more deserving of steamers and strippers to rid it of all that ghastly paint. I’m a keep or strip kinda guy; and this house needs to be STRIPPED; (especially because it’s probably all rich honey fabulous golden oak underneath! Beautiful – and so creative and unique in it’s design. Nice!

      • Michael Mackin says: 2644 comments

        I’d have to agree with you about that house. All that white paint!….What treasure is hiding underneath the paint!

    • Deborah Morton says: 3 comments

      I’ve stayed at the Eagle House in Eureka several times. It is a great building. The owners have kept it up and done much work on it. Would love to buy it. Nice pub downstairs too. Great views of bay.

  25. Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

    Gosh, Kelly! Thinking of you a LOT! Get well, don’t think about us — we’ll be here waiting when you’re better. Poor baby, wish I could give you a blanket & a hot toddy & tuck you in. I’ll do it mentally. Hoping you’re back better than ever very quickly!

  26. Stephanie says: 2 comments

    Kelly, praying for a full and speedy recovery for you! Just worry about getting better.: )
    Here’s a link to a 1901 house for sale near me.
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Nokesville-VA/12443314_zpid/33129_rid/38.706142,-77.490607,38.639265,-77.658148_rect/12_zm/

  27. Kevin O'Neill says: 155 comments

    This was on the site a few years ago. It looks like its back as an auction. If my memory is correct I thought it sold or was for sale for around 50k.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/726-W-6th-St-Davenport-IA-52802/96895742_zpid/

    It deserves to be saved.

  28. FSC says: 1 comments

    Kelly, i have never met you, but this site has been a much-needed getaway for myself in recent months, dealing with more mortality than i would like to be in my life. The hours browsing on here, for myself, and showing friends, and family all these wonderful pieces of art have been nothing but nurturing and calming in these chaotic times. It is with all of my heart that i wish that you do recover and continue to spread your love and admiration of these homes here on your wonderful site.

    With much hope,

    Fletcher S Conway

  29. Johnboy says: 8 comments

    We miss you!! Wishing you a very very speedy recovery!!

  30. Crazy Dog Lady says: 60 comments

    I’ve just recently discovered your page and thought I’d stop back to see what great, old home you’d found recently and saw that you’re very under the weather. Wishing you a speedy recovery and good health in the new year!
    I love seeing your old fixer uppers, in particular and would love to share this historic gem from the Philadelphia area! http://www.weichert.com/m/propertydetails.aspx?p=59561797

  31. John says: 76 comments

    I wish you a quick return to health Kelly. I have enjoyed your great site for quite a while, have gone through just about every archived post, and truly appreciate the wealth of detail, information, and effort you provide. Your readers comments are as much a part of what makes my day as well, and I thank you for giving them a forum to discuss the history and style of our architectural heritage. You are so valued and appreciated by us old house nuts! Please get well soon– as others have said–don’t worry about the site–take care of yourself!! We’ll be here when you’re well.

  32. Betsy says: 157 comments

    Prayers for a quick and thorough recovery !!

  33. Doug GreenDoug Green says: 83 comments
    2000 Spanish Revival
    Eagle, ID

    Please just take care of yourself and don’t worry about us or the website. If it was up to me to make a choice between your health and house postings, the houses would come in a very poor second. You mean a lot to us who have been affected by these old termite traps and I wish you the very best and a speedy recovery. Is there anything you need? I’m come clean your house for you but living in California kind of makes that impractical πŸ˜‰

  34. Ken Ball says: 9 comments

    Positive thoughts and energy coming your way. Heal fast. Ken Ball

  35. JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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    Kelly, it was so hard to find just the right house (I can’t believe you do this every day). I wanted something that you might like. So many of them had someone with money come in and update them. I am hoping you haven’t already done this one.
    1840’s Federal, $225,000, 3,690sq ft, .5 acres, New Bern, NC
    https://www.presnc.org/properties/william-hollister-house/
    Thanks to everyone who posted a link. While they weren’t as good as Kelly’s, they helped with that hole in my day since she has been sick.
    Get better soon Kelly, we miss you a lot.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Whoa Julles; that is EPIC! Like your own private Aiken – Rhett house. I would touch VERY little. Nice!

      https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

      https://www.flickr.com/search/?path=regulusalpha&nsid=&page=&details=1&q=aiken%20rhett

      • JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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        Why is it a house with peeling and crumbling walls appeal to me so much more than ones that are “fixed up”? I’m with you. I would have a hard time touching any of the details.
        Up Charleston way is one of my all time favorite houses,
        Drayton Hall, http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/charleston/S10817710005/

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Another VERY fine example! For me it is the presence of the past; the energy of those who came before, right in your face. Usually these spaces can only be found in basements and attics; but in these cases, one may feel that presence from room to room, and that is very special.

          • JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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            You’re absolutely right. With an updated home, it feels like a “new” old house. With all those original worn floors and walls, you can practically feel former occupants moving around, replaying scenes from daily life that have become imprinted in the walls.

            • Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

              I couldn’t agree more. The spirit of former occupants is so much closer when a house has old floors, un-renewed walls, doors & windows. Spirit as in personality & essence; I don’t mean ghosts (though wouldn’t rule them out!). It’s possible to feel the life lived in such a house & the activity, to think you hear voices of the past. Thank heaven this house is in the hands of the historical society, which will keep faith with it.

        • KimT says: 74 comments

          Wow, what a beauty. Thanks! Pilgrimage destination.

    • Linda M says: 19 comments

      Julles, I’ve watched this house sit on the market for years and can’t figue out why. I agree with the others, that I’d stabilize it and clean it up and live in it like that. Why buy and old house and make it look like the present….ugh. I love the wallpaper in the attic, the dentil molding. This house faces a busy road with large brick churches and civic buildinggs of mid 20th century vintage. But it sits above the road and has a very private courtyard in the back. Also the side of the house is on George Street with it’s many historic houses, and in a block you’re at Tryon Palace!

    • Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 359 comments

      Superb house. And pretty perfect just as it is, a dream of patina. I’d leave the kitchen and bathroom where they are, and in the main rooms would be happy doing little more than replacing the areas of lost plaster in the ceilings and knocking back the white of previous plaster repairs to look a bit less obvious. It’s not a house than needs no kitchen island, no tile backsplash, no “luxury spa resort bathroom”, no exposed brick, and no gratuitous bits of salvaged or reclaimed or repurposed anything.

      All best wishes for a full and speedy recovery, Kelly.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        – Or tin ceilings! Blech!

      • KimT says: 74 comments

        It would be a shame to sacrifice the dining room for a larger kitchen as has been suggested on the Pres. NC listing. I wonder whether the original kitchen was external? The Nat Reg documentation says Hollister paid someone separately to build the kitchen late in the construction. Seems like a fairly hefty sum too, perhaps too large to be just interior carpentry of an existing structure.

        Would you know if there is a particular architectural term for the type of entrance hall in this house, where the arch frames the view of the stairway? Kelly had posted a more extreme example from NJ a while back: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2011/03/09/1817-federal-tewksbury-township-nj/

        Also, would you know if it was traditional to paint the wave pattern on the side of the stairs a contrasting color? I’ve been wondering about this; it seems to work really well here.

        • Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 359 comments

          The suggestion in the listing was a bit alarming, especially being a property listed via Preservation North Carolina (“rehab ideas include adapting the existing dining room into a contemporary kitchen, creating a mud/laundry room and small powder room in the existing kitchen, and using the south parlor as the dining room”). Why stop there? Maybe knock out some walls and expose some brick and put in acres of that pesky marble mosaic backsplash that’s so popular right this moment?

          There’s no specific term for an the entry hall as here and in the New Jersey house; the typical description is as an entry or stair hall divided by a segmental arched opening (or some similar descriptive variation.)

          On the stairs, the wave pattern you describe are spandrels – an applied decorative bracket-shaped moulding at the exposed string of the stairs, formed in the triangle of each tread and riser. The use of a contrasting darker color for spandrels is a traditional practice to echo the use in finer houses from the early Georgian period onward of mahogany or other finish wood for the spandrels. I can’t tell from the photo if the spandrels here are painted or are a darker, finish grade wood. Not all stair spandrels were a contrasting wood or painted color, but some were, and those are more likely found in more ambitious houses.

          • KimT says: 74 comments

            Thank you! Always nice to have a reason to go back and look at the Georgians again.

    • KimT says: 74 comments

      Thanks, Julles. Such a beautiful place, and so inspiring.

    • Bethster says: 870 comments

      Thanks to all of you contributing links here. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately I can’t access these two; can other people? I think it’s because the links are in your “saved homes.”

      Kelly, best wishes for your recovery!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oops! When you search like that; in order to clip a working link you’ll need to cut and paste the address into a new window to access a working url; then cut and paste the link into your comment. Cheers! πŸ™‚

    • SunnySunny says: 18 comments

      ackkk … ill try and find and repost …

  36. MM says: 4 comments

    If you wonder if you are missed, indeed you are. Best wishes for a speedy & complete recovery.

  37. Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

    Again Kelly – we’d like to join the growing chorus of well-wishers for your safe, complete, and speedy recovery! We will continue to send positive thoughts your direction — in our case all the way from the U.K.

  38. Judybug says: 5 comments

    Kelly, wishing you a full recovery as all our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  39. Amanda says: 47 comments

    Oh Kelly, we are all sending prayers and hope that you get well soon. I am going back to look at the old posts and keep dreaming. remember that this too shall pass!! you will recover, and meanwhile we will all be thinking of you and sending much love and yes, from the U.K too!!! ( My sister)

  40. Trudy says: 26 comments

    Feel better soon Kelly. Take care of yourself first. Looks like you have lots of faithful friends ready to back you up here while you are recovering πŸ™‚ Best wish for a speedy recovery!

  41. Jamie Duffy says: 1 comments

    Praying for your recovery

  42. Michaeljoe62 says: 100 comments

    Take care of YOU first, Kelly! We all miss the posts, but we’ll definitely survive without them regularly. You are First Priority – so sorry to hear your New Year is starting off this way. πŸ™ Get better fast!

  43. Susan Cram says: 3 comments

    Kelly, don’t worry about a thing except resting and getting yourself well. I get pneumonia regularly and I feel for you. You don’t often get time to focus on yourself but this is one of them. I hope you feel better very soon and thank you for the many months of old house pictures and info you’ve shared with us thus far.

  44. Dennis Fester says: 27 comments

    My prayers for a speedy recovery.

  45. LocalBluestocking says: 25 comments

    Best wishes for good health, I have missed your emails.

    A pretty beach bungalow on the Connecticut shore. Yes, there is a shoreline in Connecticut.

    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ct/groton/72-east-shore-ave/pid_9755634/?utm_campaign=EMAIL-Alert-JustListed&utm_source=coldwellbankerhomes.com-emailalert&utm_medium=email&utm_content=listing

    • Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

      Great place! I’m in. I’d have to buy it with all the furniture — it’s just perfect. Looks like an area where people go generation after generation, passing houses down in the family. Super old stove in the kitchen.

      Too bad taxes make it so hard to live there — they drove us out of CT. This house is bound to get owners who love it, though, most important.

  46. Lynn K says: 83 comments

    No Worries Kelly. Wishing you a quick recovery!

  47. 2BlackCats says: 14 comments

    Though I’m a lurker and not a commenter, I do feel moved to come into the light and wish Kelly a swift and full recovery. All your house-y efforts are so enjoyed and appreciated. And thanks to all our fellow OHDers who are providing our “fix” with various links while Kelly recovers. Also, a belated thanks to all you knowledgeable folks who regularly comment, and from whom I am learning so much about old homes. (I will now accept my Golden Globe and leave the stage.)

  48. SharonSharon says: 634 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Get well soon, Kelly. Rest, and rest some more. We’re all sending you warm wishes for the best of health. We’ll be here whenever you are ready.

  49. Sheryl says: 3 comments

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and good health for the upcoming year!!! I like the others look forward to your emails and love to see and read about the old houses you post!! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!!!

  50. Connie Murray says: 118 comments

    Love looking at those grand old houses but that can wait until you are feeling 100%! Hope you feel better soon, Kelly!

  51. Richard Goodson says: 8 comments

    Kelly, I always hit this link as soon as it pops up in my email. I love looking at all these old homes.

    Washington Georgia has a lot of old homes for sale. Beautiful antebellum style homes. I have linked this one that I really love the interior. It continues to be reduced in price. http://www.trulia.com/homes/Georgia/Washington/sold/21911752-211-E-Court-St-Washington-GA-30673

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Very interesting and unusual. Many of those early fixtures are really great.

    • JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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      Spectacular and so reasonably priced. Those ceilings are just wow and the rest of the house seems in very good shape. My husband and I have been to Washington, GA several times to see the beautiful old houses and the town square is picturesque. The prices are so low we couldn’t quite understand why because the town was beautiful but rather deserted on a weekend. I kept thinking with some marketing this town could really hop. So, we asked some of the locals why it was so dead on a weekend. What we heard from them was there seemed to be some old Washington families that had a stranglehold on the growth of the town. It seems that whenever anyone would try to bring in some new life, the families said that the town was fine just the way it was and they wanted to keep it that way. Then I was told that the people and the businesses would move out as soon as they could. Please understand this was after talking to only about 10 people in town but their stories were pretty consistent.

      • Richard Goodson says: 8 comments

        It is very interesting, but puzzling why these houses are so much less expensive than their counterparts in Madison, Ga, a similar sized town in the same part of Georgia. The only thing that I can figure is that the town (like so many in the south) was a plantation or agricultural hub whose entire economy was built on that. There is no real industry. It is too far from Augusta or Athens for a daily commute to work. Even that beautiful hotel there is for sale for about a million and a half. Just think instead of moving into a 10 million dollar mansion is you won the lottery, you could buy just about all the beautiful large old homes in Washington Georgia.

        • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

          Madison is closer to Atlanta and has “benefited” (if you call higher property prices a benefit) from people whose employment is there. Particularly airline pilots. Everytime I have visited Washington I was impressed by the friendliness of the people and how proud they were of their historic properties. Their home tours are wonderful. Julles’ post identified issues like getting the town “hopping” and “bringing in new life” that do not necessarily coincide with a community oriented toward historic preservation quality of life. Ask us here in Florida – our historic sites are mowed down at random for hot new projects like high rise condos and boy are we hopping.

          • Julles says: 534 comments

            I don’t think both things are mutually exclusive. Many towns keep their historic districts and have plenty of businesses. Madison being a great example but haven’t we seen on OHD beautiful old homes for sale in towns that are mostly abandoned? I would hate to see that happen to Washington.
            All I am saying is we were there on a beautiful Saturday and started talking to the workers and the owner of a fast food restaurant because there was no other people there for lunch and hear them talking about closing and the teenagers saying they couldn’t wait to leave because there were no jobs there was really sad. Then we talked to a shop owner on the square and they stated the same thing. How long are people and businesses going to leave before the town becomes another ghost town to please the few who don’t need to make money to live? Maybe they need a wake up call before they are all alone?
            This town has so much promise. There is so much they could do to bring in new businesses and people and life. Think parades, dances, great boutiques and ice cream on a Saturday and it would be so easy but much easier to save now then when the houses and businesses are boarded up and gone. I think no one wants to see that happen in Washington.

            • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

              There had better be strong preservation ordinances in place or be extremely lucky. The experience here is that historic towns are restored – charming boutiques, eateries, streetscaping, then the speculators arrive, tear down historic properties to put up highrises for those who want to live close to the “charm” then the store owners tear out the fronts of the stores to make them even more charming. All is lively and fun but not particularly historic. As for Washington Ga it has progressed, when I first started going there over 20 years ago that gourgeous hotel was a delelict as were quite a few other beautiful properties around town.

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      Washington, Ga is one of my very favorite towns. Anyone who loves old houses should make a point to visit. It is also fairly near Augusta, we stayed in a B & B there when we had tickets to the Masters.

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      In fact if you want to see some drop-dead-gorgeous-knock-yer-sox-off beauties go to http://www.georgiarealtysales.com and click on the historic tab.

  52. DK says: 4 comments

    In my “personal” email account your updates are the first thing I scan for. Your work here brings so much simply joy and inspires many dreams. Take care of yourself. I have hope in true Hope as we pray for your full recovery. All the Best to you.

  53. BriCra says: 1 comments

    Here’s a lovely home from downtown in my hometown!

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/304-Chestnut-St_Thayer_MO_65791_M77341-82176

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Some really great fixtures up on 2; and those bunk beds built in’s are SUPER COOL. No doubt they made some little girl VERY happy back in the late 50’s. A really neat feature..

  54. AnnM says: 2 comments

    Sending you healing vibes, Kelly!!!!!!

    Also, we are going to be listing our circa 1850’s house soon, but I don’t want to offend by posting here. Where might folks recommend the best place to do that?

  55. Rainy says: 2 comments

    Rest is one of the best things for recovery. You rest and recover. Don’t worry about the posts – they’re not important now, you are. Feel all the good wishes surrounding you! Get well soon!

  56. Graham says: 143 comments

    The houses are ok but it is the way you have pulled this all together that makes it so much fun! Please take care.

  57. Glory Swiniarski says: 142 comments

    You will see your healing as you believe in what Jesus already did for you on the cross, which is to provide for your healing! You are healed by the blood of Jesus… We agree for your full recovery and we bless you! Prayers will be answered!

  58. Theresa S says: 1 comments

    OMG > Kelly,

    You get well & dont worry about this website ! Health is MOST important ! Sending Prayers & Positive thoughts your way !

  59. KIMKIM says: 75 comments

    If you are unfamiliar with Northampton, MA, the home of Smith College, The Paradise City Arts Festival and many, many fine restaurants and entertainment venues, I hope that these few posts will serve to introduce you. Enjoy!

    http://www.movoto.com/northampton-ma/7-franklin-st-northampton-ma-01060/pid_3jown71tfh/

    http://www.movoto.com/northampton-ma/293-elm-st-northampton-ma-01060/pid_78nwn71tfh/

    http://www.movoto.com/northampton-ma/83-pomeroy-ter-northampton-ma-01060-300_71849716/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Kim I didn’t realize it was summer in MA! Mind if I come out and stay a week πŸ˜‰

      • KIMKIM says: 75 comments

        Well, Rosewater, not at all if you don’t mind sharing our 860 sq ft of quirky bliss with our 85 pound slobbering love-hound! Although, I spent my teenaged years in a lovely Queen Anne with my parents and eight siblings, my old house aspirations are truly an Old House Dream!

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          “slobbering love hound” – LOL. Here’s my tennis ball obsessed, half cat, brilliant yet impetuous, love pup: https://flic.kr/p/ynekbS Just thought it was funny all the houses you posted were shot in high summer. At least you guys aren’t digging out of 20 feet of snow this year! πŸ™‚

          • KIMKIM says: 75 comments

            Awwwwww, cute pup, he would love to play with our half lab, half shepherd (or schlab as my husband calls him), Gunny! I love the look and smell of snow and a raging fire in our full-view woodstove is about #2 on my list of all time favorite things, so while I would love for Dan’s gardens to be in full bloom, I miss the snow. πŸ˜‰

  60. LisaSLisaS says: 37 comments
    1950 Craftsman
    OR

    Take care and hope you feel better soon! πŸ™‚

  61. Sending you well wishes Kelly. I must tell you that I love your site. For the longest time I always said that I wished there was a website where I could search for houses for sale that were built during a certain time period or perhaps houses that were a certain style home and your site made it possible. In a few years I will be looking to buy my first home and I will look to your site for guidance.

    If I may, I would like to mention the Meredith house. I grew up in Cambridge City, Indiana and I remember going with my grandparents drive by the house. There is so much history this house has to offer. One of things I love most about this house is that you can see the cemetery where General Meredith was originally buried from the house, (though he was later moved to the his current resting spot).

    http://www.lingle.com/Property/Detail/Lingle/10025896/211-MEREDITH-STREET-Cambridge-City-IN-47327

    Thank you for all you do Kelly!!

  62. Johnie L. Williams III says: 6 comments

    I hope your situation improves Kelly! God bless you and i am sending you my prayers! I don’t know if it will help i’m not a real Christian but i am spiritual! I don’t know if my prayers will get off the floor let alone to Heaven if there is a Heaven? I’m not an expert but i will stay on my knees for you because everybody could use a Miracle these days! I will try, again God Bless you, try and stay strong!

  63. Jonathan Rahn says: 1 comments

    Feal so much better!

  64. Bob H says: 77 comments

    Get well soon! We miss you. Please take care and come back when you are feeling up to it.

  65. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1040 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    We just want you to feel better.

    Please don’t rush your recovery!

  66. John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

    Hope today finds you feeling better, Kelly. I’ve tried to restrain myself from posting because you need complete rest, not updating posts. That said, folks here often have questions about patterned parquet floors in Victorian era homes. I found a stellar publication from 1893 with color illustrations that answers most questions anyone might have about these beautiful floors that were pre-manufactured and shipped with installation instructions from the factory. The variety of designs and choices is mind-boggling. From the Internet Archive: (free read and download) https://archive.org/details/interiordecorati00jwbo Enjoy! (and please get well soon, Kelly!)

    • Melody says: 521 comments

      That’s quite the publication to peruse! I had no idea that all those detailed edges were actually pre-made and order-able. I always figured that when those inlaid floors were installed you just hired a really good flooring guy and he made them all onsite.
      If I were to build/remodel a house I would sure want something like that to be available. All hardwood flooring these days is all about the colour, with no artistic sense to it.

      • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

        Thanks for your comments, Melody. Indeed, the early versions of inlaid patterned floors during the 1850-1870 period were laboriously cut and installed piece by piece by skilled flooring carpenters but since the Victorian era coincided with the peak of the Industrial Revolution, (also a time of invention and rapid growth in manufacturing) the concept of prefabrication took hold. I’m sure early offerings were relatively simple with borders of darker and lighter woods but by the 1890’s going on to the WWI period, even complex designs could be ordered as seen in the 1893 catalog. After 1900, simpler patterns returned but the golden age for manufactured patterned floors was the 1890’s. The most ornate designs were relatively expensive so fewer were sold and even fewer have survived. The catalog offered thin (about 3/8th inch) and thicker versions (3/4-7/8ths inch) of flooring. The thin versions were more prone to damage and cannot sustain more than a single sanding while the thicker flooring can be sanded a couple of times. It’s important if one buys an old house with patterned flooring to ascertain the thickness before bringing in a floor sander and risk ruining the floor. Since patterned floors are usually face nailed to the subflooring rather than diagonally “blind” nailed as tongue and groove flooring is, it’s important to make sure no nail heads have popped up before sanding. Wish we still had the flooring choices from back then, at those prices too!

        • Melody says: 521 comments

          If we had those prices nowadays, even the barn and outhouse would have fancy flooring!
          I was thinking that the thin option would not survive very long. I suppose it would be a decent option for someone who liked to renovate every ten years. Even now when people are building houses they are not thinking 100 years of longevity. Granite counter tops will survive that long, but the cabinets they sit on certainly will not. We build to impress in the here and now, then when popular tastes change, we renovate.

          If I had the option, I’d put in a rather fancy floor. You can change the rug as styles change.

  67. WV Fan says: 16 comments

    Prayers Kelly for a swife and complete recovery. You have been surely and sorely mised!

  68. Vicki says: 51 comments

    Kelly,
    I just saw this post… So sorry to hear you’re not well, and sending best wishes for a quick and complete recovery. Hope all the comments are boosting your spirits! Can’t wait to have you back and posting again…. Thanks so much for bringing this joy to us…

  69. Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

    We spotted this very interesting house in Corning Iowa — looks like it would make a good restoration project and the price is right. Apparently also could also do a lease purchase agreement: http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/fsba,fsbo,new,cmsn_lt/mmm_pt/93821888_zpid/19_rid/0-100000_price/0-366_mp/1700-1910_built/priced_sort/44.664746,-88.148804,39.125798,-98.629761_rect/6_zm/5_p/?3col=true

    • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

      It was listed on Old House Dreams as an auction house some time ago: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/01/28/1885-italianate-corning-ia/ Now apparently its a for sale by owner situation. I totally agree such an intact period home like this is worth it-provided…you don’t mind living in a town of 1,600 that’s kind of out in the Boonies. Its 29 F. degrees there this morning, actually fairly mild for Iowa at this time of the year. Might be a great project house for retirees or someone not dependent on the local economy for income.

      • Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

        I’m sure you are right about this John! I see many amazing potential projects on this wonderful website that Kelly has created, some of these with very low asking prices, but as you suggest the reality of living in a place so remote from any economic and/or cultural hub would be rough. I know this would be especially true for us — even though we are dreaming of finding the perfect retirement project, and have lots of experience working in historic preservation, the fact is anything located more than a few hours journey from an exciting metropolis would prove difficult to cope with! We are based in London presently, where the smallest and shabbiest old property now costs a large fortune, and even out in the sticks it’s hard to find anything decent that’s still affordable. Of course London is an exciting place to live, it’s just getting far too expensive here to think in terms of having a comfortable retirement. I’m fairly sure that when we do find our perfect historic preservation project to enjoy the twilight years it will be located somewhere in New England (upstate New York appeals somehow) or else some parts of rural France (those parts not too far from either the high speed rail network or an airport). Our slight problem as a couple is that in America I am generally drawn to the simplicity of mid to late 18th century architecture which I remember from my childhood whenever we visited my relatives(Colonial or early Federal in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine) but my husband loves the more outlandish Victorian mansions (especially with extra turrets). The only style of house we sometimes come together on will be the fine brick Italianates or else the boldest of the early to mid 19th century Greek Revivals. New York seems to have a few of both of these styles. Alas, we must decide what we really want before we ever actually jump — perhaps when we do finally see THE ONE this decision will come automatically!!!

  70. Pete says: 7 comments

    I think I speak for everyone here that your website is interesting, informative, and a lot of fun! Get well real soon and take good care of yourself. Your public is praying for your speedy and full recovery!

  71. LynnLynn says: 74 comments
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    Here is a George Barber designed house. I would love to take this back to it’s original state including recreating the balcony on the front! And it’s only a couple of hours to the shore! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/312-E-Mason-St-Franklinton-NC-27525/49948261_zpid/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Nice Lynn! Bit pricey, but on 7+ acres of privacy is a very nice added feature. That porch is amazing; and I just love the sort of Turkish grotto reception room thing. That stair hall is top-shelf Barber for sure.

  72. LynnLynn says: 74 comments
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    Here is a George Barber designed house. I would love to take this back to it’s original state including recreating the balcony on the front! And it’s only a couple of hours to the shore!
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/312-E-Mason-St-Franklinton-NC-27525/49948261_zpid/

    • Julles says: 534 comments

      Ok, the red velvet Tower room and the mirrors over the bathtub got me. You can’t help but smile.

      • LynnLynn says: 74 comments
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        Yeah I know right? I thought that staircase was astounding though a little hard to see in the pics. I would strip away all that white paint and redo the wallpapers and dΓ©cor. I would also have to get rid of that sunken tub and giant mirrors too. This house sits on 7 acres though. How nice is that? After checking out the areas market, I believe this one is overpriced a bit even with the amount of land it has. Also, I would have to put back the butler’s pantry and use the original diningroom with built in.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Sounds good to me Lynn; though I am partial to the red velvet in the “grotto” – heh heh. Probably best to find a better place for the gilt pier mirror up in that bathroom as well while you’re at it! πŸ˜‰

  73. Sue P. says: 23 comments

    Nothing Illustrates Tennessee’s Oldest Town more than this 1832’s Federal Style Brick Treasure. Situated One Block from Main Street, Walk to area Events and Celebrations. This Pre-Civil War Residence is listed on the National Historic Register. http://www.homefinder.com/TN/Jonesborough/102-College-St-West-128655299d
    Lovely outdoor spaces — garden was featured in last year’s garden tour of Jonesborough.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Very pretty Sue; though some of those contemporary moldings need to GO. Far to frilly willy for a house of this period. Price may seem high, but this house, in town, on 4+ acres – in Franklin – would be north of $8 million. Truly the quintessential period TN “big house”. Exterior colors are a delight..

  74. Hey everyone! First off, get well soon Kelly!!!

    Secondly, I live in Schenectady, NY. My fiancΓ© and I currently rent an apartment in an old brick victorian from 1885, known as the Ellis Mansion. Just thought id share a few links to some homes for sale near us! There are many, many, many beautiful old homes in this area, however Schenectady is not known for being the nicest of places. We’re lucky enough to live in the Stockade Historic District which is the nicer part of Schenectady. Anyways, here are a few links, check out zillow and just search in Schenectady, NY to see the MANY of beautiful old homes for sale here!

    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Schenectady-NY/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/2133480802_zpid/40779_rid/2-_beds/2-_baths/1850-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.820328,-73.925918,42.810648,-73.944501_rect/15_zm/?3col=true

    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Schenectady-NY/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/32462626_zpid/40779_rid/2-_beds/2-_baths/1850-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.822012,-73.930446,42.812332,-73.949028_rect/15_zm/

    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Schenectady-NY/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/2119537144_zpid/40779_rid/2-_beds/2-_baths/1850-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.823814,-73.913805,42.804454,-73.95097_rect/14_zm/

    If by any random chance someone decides to buy any old home in this area let me know! I would love to help fix them up and be of any help i can!

    • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

      In reply to Steve Brodt, in one word: Fantastic!

      • Steve Brodt says: 14 comments

        Thanks John!

        • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

          Thanks for sharing the Parlor/Living room photos. Without any doubts this was a fine home of the period. The arbitrary division into apartments creates an artificial environment as Victorian homes of the period had a rigid division of rooms based on functionality. The “public” rooms were almost entirely reserved for the first floor only and the rooms there (parlors, dining rooms, library, study, had the finest details and finishes in the house) The kitchen, typically at the back of the house (off limits to all but the hired help and family) as well as the family bedrooms on the second floor and above, were private areas not accessible to visitors or guests. You’ll notice as one goes upstairs, the fine details are fewer and I’ve seen grand homes built on a budget which have palatial details on the first floor with fine hardwoods and then inexpensive pine or cheaper grades of Oak on the family residential area throughout the second floor. If there is a third floor (often the servant or cook’s residence) even cheaper finishes are evident. That strict hierarchy is puzzling to modern eyes but we have changed culturally in many ways since the Victorian era. An excellent book explaining Victorian customs and culture is by Kenneth L. Ames titled: DEATH IN THE DINING ROOM-and other tales of Victorian culture, 1992. I can only imagine how opulent the house must have been when it was a single family residence. You’re fortunate to have some of the best rooms in the house.

  75. BrendaE says: 75 comments

    This is a great home in my town that I pass daily. Would love it!!!
    http://www.trulia.com/property/1087963668-5509-Kenosha-St-Richmond-IL-60071

  76. BrendaE says: 75 comments

    And in my bf’s hometown of Big Stone Gap, Va: http://www.trulia.com/property/3043847632-220-Wyandotte-Ave-W-Big-Stone-Gap-VA-24219#photo-11 Check out the light fixture and the tub!

  77. BrendaE says: 75 comments

    I have to show this one as a perfect example………..of terrible, nasty paneling!!!!!
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3208122787-1018E-1st-Ave-E-Big-Stone-Gap-VA-24219#photo-11

    I am crying real tears…

  78. Sascha says: 45 comments

    Take care, Kelly! Will add you to my prayers for a quick recovery.!

  79. Tina says: 5 comments

    Don’t worry about us, you just get better.

  80. Kay says: 63 comments

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Take good care of yourself.

  81. NickWB says: 72 comments

    This is not an old house, exactly (or at all, really), but once you step in the front door, you would never know that. For the number of times people comment about old houses whose interiors have been remodeled as mcmansions, this is… well, the polar opposite, and it’s pretty spectactular!

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2114-NE-Crestview-Dr_Newport_OR_97365_M19666-51621

    • Sue P. says: 23 comments

      Wow, that is quite unique and very taste-specific. I’m sure there is a buyer out there somewhere who would love it.

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      do you know anything about the owners? I can’t get my mind around why someone would take what looks like a tract house and do that to the inside. It’s like wearing your mink coat inside out – just curious

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Anglophile Persians… Fascinating…

      • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

        The term unique is often overused but it best describes this house. The interior takes eclecticism to a new level but it is so highly personalized for an individual’s tastes that the potential buyers pool for a house like this is very small. Perhaps there’s a plus here in the subtle exterior; if the exterior also reflected this individualistic vision, it might be even more difficult to sell. Some of the details are indeed beautiful but overall the house is too complex in design for most folks looking for their next home.

  82. Michael Mackin says: 2644 comments

    You are well loved and missed. We all pray for you to make a complete recovery!

  83. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 244 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    adding my prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery Kelly. I am so sorry you are so ill.

  84. Linda M says: 19 comments

    Okay, here are my entries from Ole’ Virginie –
    1852 Greek Revival, Port Republic, VA – “Cherry Grove Farm”
    Lots of original woodwork. Wide board floors. Beautiful setting in along the Blue Ridge. Working farm with lots of acreage. Stonewall slept here.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7667A-S-River-Rd-Port-Republic-VA-24471/2100005813_zpid/

    1883 Queen Anne, Louisa, VA
    Someone please save this one. It looks like it was untouched, but someone has started to gut it and “renovate” it.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/101-West-St-Louisa-VA-23093/90123635_zpid/

    1903 Edwardian Row House, Richmond, VA
    One of the most desireable streets in “The Fan.” Walk to the schools, museums, restaurants, parks. Beautiful area, but pricey. I guess you get what you pay for.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1131-West-Ave-Richmond-VA-23220/12545391_zpid/

    1789 Farmhouse with 1880 additions, Gum Springs, VA – “Boxwood Farm”
    A real hodgepodge of a house, but 17+ acres. Closer to Hadensville than Gum Springs.
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,fore,cmsn_lt/house_type/79120791_zpid/1-_beds/1-_baths/37.83331,-77.973984,37.805477,-78.009775_rect/14_zm/

    1852 Brick and Log House, Delaplane, VA – “John Delaplane home”
    Town founder’s home is the the National Historic Registry. Tiny railroad/mill village in Virginia wine country. Some original woodwork. Exposed logs in kitchen. Stone out build.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3322-Rokeby-Rd-Delaplane-VA-20144/2104253847_zpid/

    1880 Queen Anne, Petersburg, VA
    Looks like a Barber home. Beautiful house on the park in a mostly renovated section of Petersburg. You’ll have to Google walk to see the outside as this one’s a foreclosure. There used to be dozens of early houses for sale for under $30,000 in Petersburg, but they are mostly sold now.
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,fore,cmsn_lt/house_type/79250249_zpid/1-_beds/1-_baths/0-1900_built/37.246249,-77.357698,37.190134,-77.429281_rect/13_zm/

    1898 Italianate and early 1880’s Surveyors Cottage, Claremont, VA
    Once a port town on the James River, in the 1880’s, Northern developers tried to create a planned town. It’s grown grown sleepy since the railroad moved on in 1930, but it has a kind of Land-that-Time-Forgot charm. The property includes the Italianate house and the nearby Town Surveyor’s office.
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,fore,cmsn_lt/house_type/2100718759_zpid/1-_beds/1-_baths/0-1900_built/37.398937,-76.96249,37.17468,-77.248821_rect/11_zm/?3col=true

    1880 Victorian, Claremont, VA – “The Villa”
    High on a bluff overlooking the James River with its own private water front. Lots of original details. Pretty grounds and very private. One of the river villas built as part of Claremont’s model town. The villa on the next bluff is used as an artist’s retreat.
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,fore,cmsn_lt/house_type/2102294031_zpid/1-_beds/1-_baths/0-1900_built/37.534232,-77.214489,37.310379,-77.500821_rect/11_zm/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That fireplace at Twin Pines Dr. with the Roman herringbone brick and marble mantle is DIVINE: but the overmantle pier mirror should have been left at “the old house”. It looks positively absurd in that hall. I wish people would stop placing overmantle mirrors like that.

  85. FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

    Kelly are you at all surprised by what a phenomenon you have become? I knew I was enjoying your website but this is really amazing to me. I am especially impressed by the people you have attracted, the links they have been posting from all over the US are really something. Hope you are continuing to improve.

  86. jehousejehouse says: 106 comments

    Kelly, I’m in Atlanta. Do you need anything? Can I help at all? Email me if so.

    Wishing you a speedy and painless and stress-free recovery!!

  87. Aquila says: 22 comments

    Get well soon and take care of yourself. All the best!

  88. SunnySunny says: 18 comments

    House from the movie Silence of the lamb is for sale … Layton PA is about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, a sweet but sleepy village so small it doesn’t have it’s own zip code β€” or even a stoplight.

    But it’s here that a Hollywood movie producer stumbled across the 116-year-old home owned by retirees Scott and Barbara Lloyd. It wound up in the the Oscar-winning horror classic. The price has dropped from $300k to $249,900 …

    http://www.today.com/home/buffalo-bills-silence-lambs-home-sale-300-000-t39956

  89. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’ve not been able to check out the links everyone has posted and not sure if I’ll be able to this time round. But I was awake one night and going through approving the comments and looks like y’all had fun doing this! So intend to have a link exchange, maybe once a week or so. Instead of “NO SUBMISSIONS” I’ll just direct people to these posts. How about that? πŸ™‚

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      sounds like fun!! maybe you could have a contest and pick out the best of the links once in a while if it would not be overwhelming with what you already do

    • KIMKIM says: 75 comments

      THAT is a marvelous idea!! The rest and medications must be doing their work. Keep getting better. This is wonderful but pales in comparison to your ‘usual’.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Yeah! Thanks’ Kelly! Sure hope Noelle VanDereen notices. I really miss her UK links from the old forum..

    • JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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      You could even offer themed links day like Best Colonial Day or Best Victorian Day kind of like when you do your collections. Even Strangest or Most Colorful would be fun to do because it would be like a scavenger hunt.
      But know that it would always be second best to your picks.

  90. Tommy Q says: 461 comments

    Here’s a typical $$$$$ old house in Sacramento. Zoning was unkind to the midtown area although there are still an endless supply of old homes in California’s State Capitol city if you have the cash. And Kelly, you are in my prayers for sure! :- )

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1931-21st-St_Sacramento_CA_95811_M24978-22970

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      luv the neighborhood name – “Poverty Ridge” may be appropriate after paying that much for a house

  91. agreeable bebop says: 164 comments

    hoping for your speedy recovery. yours is one of my favorite sites.

  92. Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

    Kelly, honey, still thinking about you & hope things are getting resolved & you’re feeling better! Miss you.

  93. Rob says: 5 comments

    I have never seen a sharper eye for beauty than yours. Please get better soon.

  94. Rhonda L. says: 10 comments

    Every time I’ve driven past this house in my life, I’ve kind of gotten all happy and just made grabby hands. The area it’s in is honestly a mortal shame, but the house itself is so gorgeous.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2458-Sylvester-Hwy-Moultrie-GA-31768/105193465_zpid/

  95. John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

    Any true lovers of Victorian architecture here who would like to post and engage in discussions with others about this specific topic? All the way back in Jan. 2001 (ancient by Internet standards) I started a Yahoo Group called Victorian Architectural Review or “Vicarr” for short and there are over 9,000 archived postings, as well as a large collection of photo albums and useful links to Victorian related sites. Vicarr has been somewhat inactive over the past year or so (I’ve been spending a lot of time here, but have no regrets) however, I’d welcome new members wishing to share their ideas, questions, and comments. The link to Vicarr: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vicarr/info I remain the group founder and moderator and over the 15 years, only one person has ever been removed from the group. Overall, everyone has been cordial and respectful in the spirit of the Victorian Age. Thank you, and please feel invited and welcomed.

    • dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 244 comments
      1913 farmhouse
      Dillon, SC

      Yea John, I definitely will join your group! Thanks for letting us know about it.

      • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

        Thanks Dragonflyspirit; everyone with an interest in Victorian architecture (houses, architects, millwork, hardware, plan books, house museums, Victorian houses in distress, newly restored, and about every other aspect associated with architecture of the period is welcome)

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      wanted to join your group but having a hard time with yahoo

      • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

        Sorry you’re having problems. The group membership instructions say send a subscription request to: vicarr-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
        If for some reason that does not work, please notify me at: vicarr-owner@yahoogroups.com Yahoo is sometimes odd but I’ll make every effort to make access to the group easy. We have over 630 members (at least theoretically) Thanks for letting me know.

  96. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 244 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Well in my ongoing search for a southern home I just came across this lovely home. I am truly puzzled. It is only 129k and it seems to be in reasonably good condition. It is on over four acres of land too. What am I missing? http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/72002682_zpid/2-_beds/2-_baths/0-200000_price/0-729_mp/1800-_size/150000-_lot/size_sort/34.793506,-79.219666,32.275522,-84.108582_rect/7_zm/8786256988X1-CRlgv0k0arzf71_11uj6i_crid/0_mmm/?3col=true

    • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

      After looking it over, the remote location appears to be the main problem. It does need a little work but appears to have potential and is reasonably priced as well.

  97. Carolyn says: 8 comments

    Dear Kelly, So sorry to hear of your illness and am glad that you are bing taken care of; wishing you a quick recovery!

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      I like the property however would have preferred less painted woodwork inside

  98. Melissa says: 238 comments

    http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/property/43336344/

    Buy this poor little sanitized house and be my almost neighbor! The taxes seem super low, but it is a small house on a small plot of land. The neighbors are pretty much all multisquillion dollar homes and this is one of the main arteries into town from the Merritt Parkway. Before anyone complains about the price, this is a bargain for the town, which is a major suburb to NYC.

  99. FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

    McCray house WON Wall Street Journal House of the Year!!!!! check out the article page M1 today. Listed on OHD as 1928 Colonial Revival, Kendalville, Indiana, sounds like they found it from this site.

  100. Alexandra says: 16 comments

    How terrible, pneumonia would be bad enough but blood clots add insult to injury. Hope you feel better soon, prayers for a quick recovery.

  101. Melody says: 521 comments

    Here’s a Detroit beauty! Check out the treasure in the kitchen!!
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2501-Iroquois-St-Detroit-MI-48214/88560233_zpid/

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      very interesting, especially the huge kitchen icebox and the laundry (hope a laundry maid comes with it). What a variety of bathing opportunities and who wouldn’t want a surround sound while bathing takes the boredom out of splashing

  102. Shannon says: 21 comments

    I hope you are feeling better!!

    1885 home on Summit Ave, St Paul Minnesota.
    http://www.edinarealty.com/homes-for-sale/295-Summit-Avenue-1-St-Paul-MN-55102-158524080

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Had a blast in St. Paul last summer. Still IN LOVE with this one just off Summit, (despite the loss of the carriage house which was partitioned off and sold separately): http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/107-Farrington-St-Saint-Paul-MN-55102/2027827_zpid/ This house ON Summit was my very favorite up there and is now on the market. It is a BRILLIANTLY preserved Stick Style Vic., (with some very unfortunate “Tudorized” Gables). Surprises me that they didn’t correct that when they did the exterior restoration: but whatever, it’s still a GORGEOUS house; http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/353-Summit-Ave-Saint-Paul-MN-55102/2027839_zpid/

      • Kevin O'Neill says: 155 comments

        I have tried to buy this house twice. It was not winterized properly and all the pipes in the basement blew in multiple areas affecting the boiler so now it sits unheated. There is a leak in the roof with water intrusion to the second floor, also a gutter separated at the intersection of the house in the rear resulting in water flowing down the house that eventually rotted the exterior clapboards with more water intrusion and a lot of rot. On top of that I think whoever secured the house for the bank stole all the door hardware. This house originally sat on Summit Av, and was moved to Farrington in 1903. It was built as a French Second Empire house and went through a huge Eastlake remodel I believe when it was moved, and another remodel in the 1930s as it has a ridiculous looking Art Deco fireplace in the entry and the newel posts received the same treatment. Its debatable if that was the original carriage house. I think the carriage house to Farrington is the back half of the house and it was attached in that 1930s remodel. On a side note I asked my then realtor in 2007 to look at the carriage house you speak of it was for sale for 90k, He advised me not to bother. It was purchased and restored and sold for 750k not a typo, very high level of restoration needless to say I don’t use him anymore. I’m making one last offer on Farrington then I’m done with it. Its had a rough life as it was used as a teen foster facility for many years and now bank owned. But it is the proverbial worst house in the nicest area.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          OH good luck Kevin! Worst house / best neighborhood is always the smartest play. When I was there I peeked in from the side porch, (which still had it’s very nice Aesthetic period hardware), so if that’s missing, (front doors too), it’s happened since this summer. A shame if so. I know it’s been kicked around n’ such, but just imagine a cold winter day with ALL that glorious Southern exposure sun beaming in! I REALLY like this house! Too bad about the missed opportunity with the C.H.!

  103. says: 8 comments

    This is a wonderful little town for those of us who love old historic houses. This one sits right above the Mississippi River. Amazing views! http://www.729grand.com

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      Beautiful woodwork throughout, especially like the arched doorways throughout the formal areas. Updated bathroom is elegant however my personal preference is for a more period presentation in keeping with the rest the house. I would be interested in comments from others about inlay in floor near stairway, it appears to be laid in sections and I have never seen short floorboards of varying colors used in construction of this period.

  104. Shannon says: 21 comments

    1901 Historic William W. Smith House. Complete with history of the Smith family.

    http://www.101lindenstreetsw.com/mlsmax/home.htm?_t=1452914607&mls=&vkey=&vid=&rs=

    • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

      Beautiful home, Shannon. I get a George F. Barber design impression from this one. The interior millwork is exceptionally nice. Thanks for sharing.

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      beautiful woodwork throughout, question for Victorians – what are those doo-dads on the roof at the gable peaks?

      • Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 359 comments

        Acroteria (singular ‘acroterion’), not a Victorian term but from Classical Greek architecture (and used off and on ever since.)

        • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

          Thank you, I will now be on the lookout for more acroteria !!!

  105. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1040 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Hello Old House Dreamers,

    I am on a quest to find an Art Deco or Streamline Moderne house in a Southern state. There are plenty of these beauties in Florida and California, but I am hoping for something a little closer to home (South Carolina). I know that these styles are relatively rare, but if you know of something, could you list it on this special link exchange? And a quick greeting to Kelly — hope each day finds you stronger!

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      Hey, Jacksonville, Fl is not that far from S. Carolina, just set cruise control on I-95, you’ll be there before you know it. Great Art Deco or similar, wonderful art and cultural happenings, very active preservation groups, a pro-football team (sort-of), Mayo Clinic, laid-back beach scene, and really great seafood at wonderful prices at a fish market in Mayport. Amelia Island is pretty nice also.

      • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1040 comments
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        1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

        I’ll look into it, thanks! Not long ago I saw a gorgeous Art Deco house in Jacksonville that was listed for rent. It was a beautiful house, with a lovely manicured grounds. Of course, by the time I saw it, it was long since snatched up! But that house gave me a glimpse of how cool Jacksonville could be.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Well – – – it’s in Cleveland – – and it’s sold – but it is a really great house, and worth a look just for funsies. It’s one of the VERY few successful “Hollywood Moderne” houses I’ve ever seen; http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2424-Stratford-Rd-Cleveland-Heights-OH-44118/33661043_zpid/

    • JullesJulles says: 534 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Have you ever been to Miami? If you haven’t, it is a Streamline dream and you will love it. I sure did. You might also want to keep an eye on Atlanta, GA. There are quite a few Prairie styles and houses built in the 20’s and 30’s in the Druid Hills Area. They might have some of the characteristics you like but if you are a purist, head to Miami.

      • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1040 comments
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        1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

        Thanks Julles! I do love Miami (having visited), and for some time was seriously looking into homes there and elsewhere in Florida. Like California, Florida does indeed have a great abundance of Art Deco architecture and has done a lot to preserve the culture. I know the city has a lot in the plus column, but for me the cost and crime would be discouraging. Would be interested to hear if you feel otherwise!

        Meanwhile, I’ll look into Atlanta!

        • Julles says: 534 comments

          It was also really hot and way too crowded. It made me anxious although it was interesting to say the least but we couldn’t even see the beach due to the crowds and the rich people who blocked off their slice of the beach even though legally the beach belongs to everyone but someone can own the land in front of it. I am afraid Atlanta is big city enough for me but even then I live about 40 miles north of Atlanta in a small town that has parades and ice cream by the scoop. Currently everyone in town is excited because we are getting a Dairy Queen! How’s that for small town?

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow. That hall and stair are EPIC! House is a wee bit disjointed stylistically, but someone with taste and money could straighten all that out and have a FABULOUS home. Nice..

    • KimT says: 74 comments

      That is one handsome house. Thanks!

  106. Trish @TheOldPostRoad says: 24 comments

    Kelly! I just read how sick you are! I hope you are on the mend!
    -Trish

  107. KIMKIM says: 75 comments

    I worked for the Town of Pelham (Massachusetts) when this house was being “upgraded”. It is breathtaking, especially the screened in entertainment area with massive fireplace in the backyard.
    http://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/57024650_zpid/1_pnd/50.569282,-61.193848,33.321348,-103.732911_rect/4_zm/3_p/1_rs/1_fr/?3col=true

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      almost too perfect in every detail (although my personal preference is for more period detail in the bathrooms) even the cat and dog seem perfectly poised.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oops! Try again πŸ˜‰

    • Lynn says: 83 comments

      I just absolutely LOVE the back patio! I think I could be happy just living there. πŸ™‚

    • dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 244 comments
      1913 farmhouse
      Dillon, SC

      Oh it is gorgeous, and, as you said, the outdoor entertainment area is breathtaking!

  108. Anne M. says: 885 comments

    These are also from Massachusetts, they are actually next door to each other. Unfortunately the second one has been divided up into apartments but you can still see some nice features.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/47-Witch-Path_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M32571-57662
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/43-45-Witch-Path_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M47980-53940

    • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

      Hmmm Witch Path” was this the road to Salem?

    • Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

      If the recent posts here seem a bit pricey, you can get good deals in the McKnight neighborhood:
      $ 45K 191 Thompson. Needs a roof. Old-house fans will appreciate the fuse-box.
      $ 69K 129 Westminster. Been Under Contract and Back on Market three times this year. Homepath.
      $128K 47 Dartmouth. Was on OHD a while back. Still up for grabs.
      $140K 80 Cornell. 4000 sq. ft., with turret. On Zillow 600+ days.
      I’ve never lived in Springfield, so there may be reasons not to locate there. The houses look great on the Internet.
      Maybe I’m just po’ white trash, but when I see listings at $700K and upward, I kind of doubt you people are serious.

      • Anne M.Anne M. says: 885 comments
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        1972 raised ranch.
        Hopkinton, MA

        Springfield was once known as “The City of Homes” and there are still some grand old houses there. West Springfield is a separate city, located across the Connecticut River.The crime rate in Springfield and the coming casino may be of concern to potential home buyers.

        • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

          Years ago, I bought on e-Bay a Springfield promotional book (Chamber of commerce type) book from 1895. More recently I decided to scan it and upload each page to a Flickr album to share with others. It took many hours to accomplish and I tried to tweak each image to an optimal visual state but in whole it reveals a busy city and center of commerce for western Massachusetts at the turn of the last century. I was surprised to learn how prominent and popular bicycles were in the city. In case anyone is interested, here’s the book album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157654835761883 There are still some outstanding houses in Springfield; (notably in the McKinight District) one of my favorites but probably highly endangered is the former Hispanic cultural center (Casa Hispana) on Main. It is one of the purest architectural examples of the short-lived Aesthetic Movement (1875-1885) anywhere. A blog piece about this unique home on Main: http://cicilycorbett.blogspot.com/2006/12/la-casa-hispana.html

  109. Cindi says: 1 comments

    Speedy Recovery for you

  110. Lynn says: 83 comments

    I don’t remember seeing this one here before. It’s a Queen Anne built in 1888 located in South Bend, IN . It has been “updated” but looks like it still has some of it’s original beauty and character. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/726-W-Washington-St-South-Bend-IN-46601/77024644_zpid/

  111. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 244 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Just came across another diamond in the rough. This one is in Calvary GA just north of Tallahassee. Has good bones but too much work for someone like me… check it out http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/2100480752_zpid/2-_beds/2-_baths/0-200000_price/0-725_mp/1800-_size/150000-_lot/size_sort/31.115267,-83.143158,29.813242,-85.587616_rect/8_zm/0_mmm/

    • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

      Good bones indeed and with the almost 5 acres seems like a real bargain. Someone with an eye for details and creativity could turn this into a very interesting home but it will take a lot of TLC. I like that many of the original details have survived in this folk Victorian style house. 1874 seems a bit early but plausible with some other added details from around 1900. Great potential at this price.

  112. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 244 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    What do ya’ll think of this home. It’s on my “short list” but it always is a red flag when the photos are mainly of the outside, which is gorgeous and then you finally get a couple of indoor photos… I can just imagine this home in a gentle sun yellow or even white. http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/2100768592_zpid/2-_beds/2-_baths/0-200000_price/0-725_mp/1800-_size/150000-_lot/size_sort/31.115267,-83.143158,29.813242,-85.587616_rect/8_zm/0_mmm/

    • Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 359 comments

      Nice grounds. I wouldn’t read anything into the photos, however; and there’s nothing surprising or alarming in the interior photos that are provided. Not all real estate agents place equal stock in the value of online listings, and in some regions it’s rare to turn up an online listing with more than two or three bad photos. Some agents provide a scant few topsy-turvy, blurry, iodine-tinted photos that look like 1970s Polaroids taken on a bender or at gunpoint; others provide an Etsy catalogues of detail shots — of cats on beds, crockery on shelves, sofas, tea kettles, vases of flowers (all atmosphere and no information about what’s actually for sale). Some realtors take a few photos intending to come back for more – and they never do, or any number of mundane reasons for skimpy photographic coverage. In the end, the majority of houses still sell locally to local buyers, not to people who fly in from parts distant – and that, as much as anything, may account for the differences in how real estate agents handle photos.

    • Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

      I think it can’t possibly be 2,551 sq. ft. It looks much smaller than the 2,000 sq. ft. ranch I used to live in.

  113. says: 38 comments

    Hi Kelly, I hadn’t been on the site for quite a while and was SHOCKED to read about your health. You are in my prayers.

  114. IanS says: 1 comments

    Sorry if I already submitted this. I got an error the first time. Here is a restoration in progress in Augusta.

    https://www.facebook.com/windsormanoraugusta/

  115. Paul Price says: 200 comments

    Still thinking of you Kelly. Just came across this picture of my paternal grandparents at my aunts house. I was a tan like tike about 1965. Check out those pillows and the vintage wallpaper.

  116. Scott Cunningham says: 394 comments

    My next door neighbor’s house on the market in Leavenworth KS. Its totally renovated inside, and has operated as a B&B in the past, as well as a Distinguished Visitor residence, movie set, etc…

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/221-Arch-St_Leavenworth_KS_66048_M82417-47097

    • Sandra says: 313 comments

      Oh that is really beautiful!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Your house is FAR more interesting Scott. How’s that sun porch coming along? Did you have the wood stove installed? Cheers! J

  117. Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

    Here is another restoration project waiting to happen — this time an 1835 house in Corinth Maine, set in a rural location:
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/ME/house_type/112685225_zpid/28_rid/2-_beds/0-100000_price/0-362_mp/1700-1850_built/priced_sort/47.82422,-63.781128,42.581399,-74.262085_rect/6_zm/?3col=true

    Of course, much to be done to repair/rehab, including roof, electrics, plumbing, heating, drainage but the price is very low to reflect this I guess. Many old features still intact in the principal rooms and the original staircase is there, and one can even imagine re-instating the original historic glazing bars in all the sash windows, but the kitchen and bathroom are horrid but could be seen as a blank canvas — isn’t it always the case in such projects? If you like simple early 19th century New England architecture in a remote location in Maine, this could be your project! I would absolutely love it except it’s maybe too far from any metropolis to shift out of the ‘dream’ category into the reality box!

    • BethanyBethany says: 3512 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Great house, very “OHD”! Thanks for posting!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Nice price on that one! Kinda reminds me of the one we saw back a while last year, (which I just COVET in the extreme πŸ™‚ ); https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/06/10/cape-cod-liberty-me/

      • Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

        The Liberty ME house is indeed very similar! Thank you for sharing! Yeah I’ve watched the price on the Corinth house go down and down, so hopefully someone who can see the potential will go for it very soon. I am so tempted myself just to buy it and spend the money on making it ‘wind and watertight’ in the first instance in order to preserve it. I imagine I could then save the rehabilitation for a second phase in the lead up to retirement. However, it probably deserves better than that, and I’m not even sure a phased restoration would be practical or cost efficient!

  118. says: 19 comments

    Here is one around the corner from me…when I was a teenager, it was in the middle of the “hood”. Now, it’s in a lovely neighborhood just a few blocks from our governor’s mansion. Wish the pics were better.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2120-Louisiana-St-Little-Rock-AR-72206/2128583794_zpid/

  119. Sandra says: 313 comments

    This house is in Sparta WI which is not far from La Crosse. Listing says Italianate, but is it Second Empire? Remuddled interior but still has some great original features. Large lot. https://www.redfin.com/WI/Sparta/317-N-Spring-St-54656/home/88974212 Do you think it has tall ceilings? I’m surprised by the poor photos, I would think the staircase would be the opening interior photo, and a much better photo too instead of that lazy cell phone closeup.

    • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

      Sandra, there is some measure of disagreement among architectural historians concerning the minimal qualifications for a Second Empire classification. Most would agree the tower’s Mansard roof nudges the house into the Second Empire family but others would classify it as an Italianate because with the exception of the mansard tower roof, the rest of the house is clearly Italianate. (Second Empire and Italianate interiors from the same years are interchangeable) Maybe call this one Second Empire “lite”? Not very good photos, but the house seems promising with nice period mantels, staircase and other details.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cool Sandra. If a house is going to be remuddled it’s not quite SO bad when it was done in the 20’s and with the addition of some pretty nice Arts & Crafts details! Lots of great original details left too, as John mentioned. This one is really do-able for someone..

  120. Sandra says: 313 comments

    In La Crosse WI this Lustron home is on the market again. https://www.redfin.com/WI/La-Crosse/2215-State-Rd-54601/home/57671356 It’s in a nice neighborhood of modest well kept homes, close to shopping.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Ooooh, that’s a rare one = hardly messed with at all. They’re so cool; though I personally couldn’t live in one πŸ™‚

  121. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Just finished going through all the links shared. That was fun! I added a few to my to-post list, thanks! πŸ™‚

    I’ll create a new post each Friday for everyone to share new links, so look for it each week.

    • ShellyP says: 37 comments

      WELCOME BACK, KELLY!!! As you know from all the comments expressing concern & well wishes, you were missed! Glad to hear you are home from the hospital & recovering. Take care of yourself & don’t rush your recovery.

  122. MM says: 4 comments

    WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  123. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1040 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Hope this question is OK, since it is not about a house, but about resources. Can anyone recommend a good online resource for bath fittings? I have claw-foot tubs in my 1905 house, and need to install a shower in one. Thanks for any ideas.

    And welcome back, Kelly!

  124. pdcknox says: 36 comments

    http://www.whitehallmanorbb.com/ for sale $599,000 turn key

    Get well soon! xoxoxo

  125. Paul Price says: 200 comments

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/328-S-Cedar-St_Nevada_MO_64772_M80649-28788. Get well Kelly. The interior photos are blurry.

  126. Paul Price says: 200 comments

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/511-W-Euclid-St_Pittsburg_KS_66762_M82372-99181. I love the scope, size and placement of the rooms, window and doors.

  127. JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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    Ran across this while I was surfing. If you like Bauhaus, check it out.
    http://www.christiesrealestate.com/eng/sales/detail/170-l-77837-f1507170458700180/3025-arizona-ave-nw-palisades-washington-dc-20016
    It might be a wee bit expensive though.

    • John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

      Thanks for sharing Paul. The South Pearl St. Joplin house and its surroundings have potential, but in this setting, you’d be in the “urban pioneer” category if you bought it to restore. The house has a twin next door and there’s another interesting late Victorian cottage with some remaining gingerbread ornament on the second floor next to that house. In many cities both large and small faded neighborhoods like this one have been “clear-cut” through city funded demolitions and they no longer remain.

      It would take guts, but if someone saw the potential here at least this block could be restored and become a neighborhood redevelopment focal point. But such a project requires resources, motivation, and vision. The house itself, although small, has some nice period details from around 1900. Preserve and enhance the original details, paint in period colors, and update the rest in a way sympathetic to the style and period; you’d then have a small late Victorian jewel. Across the street appears to be a large nursing home so its likely to be quiet and tranquil. This cottage is priced reasonably and with a moderate investment could become a beautiful vision realized. Here’s the streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/95iRz1pwmns

      There are some grander Victorian homes not far away but now is the time to get some restoration going or risk losing the entire neighborhood as has happened in many other cities across the country. Our tight fisted Congress somehow found $2 billion to spend on urban blight abatement: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/can-we-fix-american-cities-by-tearing-them-down/ar-CCtR6m?li=BBnb7Kv and this philosophy is the antithesis of preservation and restoration. The general public apparently sees old neighborhoods like this as “eyesores” and welcomes their destruction.
      I’m watching this morning a new HGTV show “Home Town” (this episode in Luarel, MS) which seems to be somewhat restoration and history friendly. Another show, “Hunting Vintage” (by Pie Town Productions which is behind the HGTV show House Hunters) is about finding old houses exclusively but apparently, has yet to be aired. So slowly there seems to be a sense of changing attitudes and approaches towards old houses that extends beyond this small group of old house enthusiasts. Good luck with your old house search.

  128. jill says: 1 comments

    We love this site and always thought our friend’s house should be on it. It is so beautiful and in Chattanooga TN…with Intonachino plaster! Sigh!
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3435-Alta-Vista-Dr-Chattanooga-TN-37411/55232220_zpid/

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 925 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It’s a beautiful house indeed! I’ll add it to my list to add to the site. Thanks for sharing!

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