February 12, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion

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Happy Friday! This is the weekly post where you can share your old house finds, articles or just general old house discussion. I also include better photos of the old photos shown in the header above. Today I'm only showing one of those along with sharing two old house blogs, something I plan on doing each week in the link exchange posts.


91 Comments on February 12, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    A few finds from me. πŸ™‚

    A little more updated on the interior than I prefer but love the exterior.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11888-Campbell-St-Arlington-TN-38002/42290433_zpid/

    The porch is really cool although the proportions seem strange so maybe it came from another home? The interior needs a lot of work.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/46-River-Rd-Canton-ME-04221/91867493_zpid/

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4004-E-Main-St-Belleville-PA-17004/2102408783_zpid/

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/65-E-Division-St-Sparta-MI-49345/23745741_zpid/

    I’d love to see what this looked like when first built.
    http://www.wendyreddy.com/idx/mls-296084-460_rivermont_avenue_lynchburg_city_va_24503

    And Pecan Place is for sale?! A Barber home and the very first house that was ever sold because the buyers saw it on my site first, link. I’m holding out posting it to the site because they are using the same photos as in 2010 and I don’t like posting photos that I know are that old, so I wait. Until then…
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/503-S-College-St-Trenton-TN-38382/41298587_zpid/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Canton ME house porch looks like a naΓ―ve job to me. I’ll bet the old farmer added the porch and all those decorative bits +or- 1890 to the house from +or- 1850 to fancy it up a bit as was the current style.

      For sure that big old rambling crazy place in Lynchburg must have been really something before it’s 20th century commercial desecration. That little wing with the turret is fun fun fun..

      • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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        Agree on Lynchburg. Adaptive Reuse can save some old houses, but it has its costs in authenticity and required alterations.

      • jehousejehouse says: 107 comments

        I love Lynchburg! I don’t think it’s been too badly desecrated…a lot of original fixtures remain. All the bathrooms look intact, and most of the fireplaces, and a lot of transoms. I think it’s mainly the bad ceilings and awful office furniture that throws the eye off! Gorgeous, fabulous place!!

    • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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      The Belleville PA house apparently had a serious renovation a few years back. It’s a little dated and not purist but a lot of house for the price and a good location for a professional. I hope the copper plumbing is still there!

  2. Lisagr says: 1 comments

    This house was up for sale for the longest time.It looks like someone started renovations but didn’t finish.It is also listed on Maryland’s historical properties website.
    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/md/greensboro/13331-greensboro-road/pid_6180824/

    http://mdihp.net/dsp_county.cfm?search=county&id=6328&viewer=true&updated=N&criteria1=A&criteria2=CA

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Something different from me this week featuring remarkable homes both really old and not so really old from Ulster County NY. Living up there, (in summertime), is my dream, and I watch that market obsessively.

    This first property is actually in Monroe County, Bloomington, IN, but belongs heart and soul in the Catskills. It’s a simply stunning property, and I’m positively obsessed with it.
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3217205221-7008-S-Ketcham-Rd-Bloomington-IN-47403#photo-18
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo9KEoBIsd0&index=13&list=LLrpb7vb97Bp6Unl-LjCcuwA

    Now for the best of Ulster County;

    GORGEOUS:
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3220911214-3-Mill-Dam-Rd-Stone-Ridge-NY-12484#photo-1
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3154229983-55-Leggett-Rd-Stone-Ridge-NY-12484#photo-38
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3208515390-322-Albany-Ave-Kingston-NY-12401#photo-1
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3213865628-1250-Berme-Rd-Kerhonkson-NY-12446#photo-17
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3170783915-19-Dug-Rd-Accord-NY-12404#photo-1

    Train depot;
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3215290473-9-Tobacco-Rd-Accord-NY-12404#photo-6

    Woodstock village artist’s shack;
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3219667220-12-Pine-Grove-St-Woodstock-NY-12498#photo-32

    Coupla fixers;
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3062847731-109-Albany-Ave-Kingston-NY-12401#photo-1
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3203221866-134-Burt-St-Saugerties-NY-12477#photo-1

    Ever dream of damming a creek?
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3216540923-414-Upper-Jenny-Brk-Wawarsing-NY-12489#photo-1

    Amazing house; brilliant updates; STUNNING, top-shelf, mid 60’s, time capsule interiors; and others too; wild; weird; beautiful; fun;
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3219778808-46-Bevier-Rd-Gardiner-NY-12525#photo-1

    Earthly home of Zaphod Beeblebrox;
    http://www.trulia.com/property/1039556313-106-Mountain-Laurel-Ln-Woodstock-NY-12498#photo-35

    Coupla great farms;
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3164774815-610-State-Route-32-N-New-Paltz-NY-12561#photo-1
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3215579149-595-Ashokan-Rd-Kingston-NY-12401#photo-2

    Not old, but very cool;
    http://www.trulia.com/property/3155812838-271-Spillway-Rd-West-Hurley-NY-12491#photo-14

    Cheers! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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      Ok Rosewater we feel like such slackers with our 1 or 2 listings. Your houses are beautiful. I like the 1978 log cabin with the nod to FL Wright. I can see why you included it. And the log home with the million dollar creek is something to dream about. It would be so cool to build something like that and think of the hours spent playing in the creek in the spring and summer. But your stone house in NY with all the Palladian details is incredible. It goes to show you that you can have a beautiful home and still keep the original details. I wish more people would keep the original details. Bravo on your choices.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Julles you are a jewel; and I’m the slacker compared to what Kelly does with this site every day. It’s just fun for me to share the places which interest me with like minded folks, and I’m glad you enjoyed them. This Friday page is tons of fun, and I look forward to seeing the places that interest other readers. Cheers darlin! J πŸ™‚

    • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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      Jeff, I know Ulster Co. so I could comment on each, but maybe just a few:
      Albany Ave in Kingston is mixed and the traffic and surrounding neighborhoods are issues. Relatives have owned the largest house on the street since the 40’s, converted over 100 years ago.
      The Saugerties ruined mansion/restaurant is a disaster – they pulled a dead body out of there last week! http://www.saugertiesx.com/tag/dragon-inn/
      Three houses in Marbletown:
      The Leggett Rd house looks more like Westchester than Ulster. It was originally a guest house for the Leggett estate – the mansion is now a Hindu retreat: https://ridgely.org
      The Mill Dam house is a cute combo of traditional house with later “Gothic” trim. Wish it were stone though it’s a fine house at a modest price because it’s on the main road.
      The Ashokan Road is a secluded paradise complete with protected waterfall. I’m not thrilled with the SoHo-style rehab they did on the house but I could live there, like forever.
      The Jenny Brook property sold for a fraction of that a few years ago and they’ve done a nice job cleaning it up and building a cabin. Fascinating history of Yama Farms:
      http://www.shawangunkjournal.com/2010/08/12/news/1008120.html
      http://lorrainewinters.tripod.com/home.htm
      These are all listings for city folk that pay high property taxes – the locals buy cheap and keep it real.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Don’t know why I thought you were in MA Jim, but I did. How fun that you are up there in the Catskills! I’m jealous. Thanks for all the info.. Was really interesting reading about Yama Farms, and it’s hatchery. That was my favorite of the links I posted. Interesting reading about the “Dragon Inn” as well. Was disappointed by the article “Enter the Dragon” which implied interior pix. Not so. Would be interesting to see if it really is worth saving, but no interior pix available on the web. Wanted to post a link for a really great 1820 farm house fixer w/a Woodstock address for $75K, but it flew off the market and was gone in a flash. Hard to find good “keep it real” places up there. πŸ™‚ That waterfall is just beyond cool. and really the only reason I posted that link. Yes it’s pricey, but that “guesthouse” is the bees knees and I just love it! Cheers!

  4. Leah says: 1 comments

    I just found your wonderful site and have never left a comment. Forgive me if you’ve seen this house before. I grew up near this house and have been fascinated with it since I was a child. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/205-Poplar-St-White-Cloud-KS-66094/91127420_zpid/

  5. SueSue says: 1134 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    OH my goodness, another house I used to go out of my way to pass. Especially when the Lupine is in bloom. It’s for sale now. Not only is the land it is on beautiful, it is in the MOST beautiful spot. Look at the satellite view. If I was staying in Maine I would beg my husband to buy this.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/57-N-Newcastle-Rd_Newcastle_ME_04553_M34020-64643

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      They’ve finally added interior photos. Very sad to see how it’s looking, this was probably such a grand house back in the day.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Also, thanks to the agent for adding interior photos but hope they were wearing a mask because there is so much mold! Rot, peeling paint, crumbling plaster isn’t scary but being sick from living in a moldy basement once, mold is the one thing I’d never want to deal with again. Very sad looking house.

      • Paul Price says: 200 comments

        What is up with the taxes? All back taxes? The house should be free. Such a shame that such lovely home would fall into such disrepair.

    • John Shiflet says: 5473 comments

      Nice house, John. But Cairo, IL is a dying town because of periodic Mississippi and Ohio River confluence flooding, a loss of its employment base, higher crime, and a significant percentage of the town’s (mostly minority) population living in poverty. Sad, because historically Cairo was a fairly important town over a century ago. Such a low price ($50K) for this former mansion reflects that reality.

  6. BrianO says: 39 comments

    We discovered this great site when we began the process of purchasing this circa 1900 Queen Anne/Colonial Revival house in Poughkeepsie NY:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/57-S-Grand-Ave-Poughkeepsie-NY-12603/30083869_zpid/ We finally closed last week. The photos from Zillow are from years ago. The house has been vacant since that time. Water was left in the radiators so they were all ruined. The house needs new heating, plumbing, roof, exterior rehab etc. All the 1900 unpainted wood details are still intact. We’ll eventually put in a new kitchen. Big projects!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It’s a beautiful house! Even the carriage house is cute! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

      • BrianO says: 39 comments

        Thanks Kelly. Pictures of the houses on this site and the interesting commentary about them have been quite illuminating!

        • John Shiflet says: 5473 comments

          Congratulations, BrianO. You have a lovely home with all the whistles and bells lovers of Victorian homes hope they will find in theirs. BTW, those Majolica glazed tiles with the embossed shell patterns are probably made by American Encaustic Tiling Co. of Zanesville, OH. (Showrooms in NYC) I have a couple of solid green tiles in that pattern (from a lost house in our neighborhood) as well as similar glazed tiles (shell design, but different pattern) in our 1889 Victorian. You’ve got your work cut out but you’ve bought a house with great potential. Best wishes as you go forward.

    • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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      Wow BrianO, beautiful house for a hard to beat price in Dutchess Co. Sounds like you have some projects ahead of you, but considering the last price – $382.5k in 2005 – you’ll probably do fine AND have a great place to live. Well done and good luck with it!

  7. Coqu says: 259 comments

    One of my all-time favorite exteriors. Incredible condition–it’s a beauty!

    http://www.trulia.com/homes/South_Dakota/Sioux_Falls/sold/1000039871-221-E-21st-St-Sioux-Falls-SD-57105

    (not currently for sale)

  8. JullesJulles says: 534 comments
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    Palladian Home with original details, free if you move it. I so want this house. Do you think I could move it to Georgia?
    https://www.presnc.org/properties/branch-grove/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I’ll bet you could find one just as cool there in GA somewhere; though the naΓ―ve fan light above the door is pretty special.

    • This old house was my first favorite back when I saw it on their website. I thought it had been bought for $9,000 a while back. Now it’s free if you move it. Wow, wish I could.

  9. KarenZ says: 1187 comments

    I think that it’s so funny that the photographer of the picture (and the family)above didn’t notice the youngest child was sitting on the porch in the background! I couldn’t see him until you showed the enlarged portions of the picture!

  10. John Shiflet says: 5473 comments

    This one got my attention today: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/304-Monroe-St-Delta-OH-43515/75918574_zpid/ Delta is a small town, population about 3,000 southwest and near Toledo, Ohio. (30.5 miles by the shortest route) Here’s a streetview of the house and surrounding residential area: https://goo.gl/maps/7eBunoYqbem There’s a garage in the back with alley access. Unfortunately, there are no interior photos and that stained glass window seen in front under the porch in streetview is missing in the listing photo. Some other stained glass windows are seen on the side in streetview and they may be missing as well. Might be a foreclosure situation and the last owners kept some “souvenirs” when they moved out…just speculation on my part. That’s one of my biggest pet peeves because these removed items never bring much money but they cost a small fortune to reproduce and replace. Priced to sell at $49,900…last sold for $122,000. Unless the interior was left in shambles, seems like a good deal to me.

    • Michele says: 93 comments

      Having been a realtor in a small town for a while, I have noticed that in HUD foreclosures, it seems sometimes after the people sent in to winterize and secure the houses leave, some of the architectural gems are also missing. Not always but enough times that it is noticeable. So between this and as you said previous homeowners taking parts, some of these houses get stripped clean.

      • John Shiflet says: 5473 comments

        Thanks for the real estate professional perspective, Michelle. I’m appalled by the lack of oversight for foreclosed homes as the go from the date of foreclosure until the next buyer takes possession. It really gripes me to see stained glass windows that were there in the past couple of years, (in streetview) then taken out and never seen again. (unless they end up in a flea market or antiques shop or hanging in a window of the mobile home where the folks that defaulted on their mortgage loan now reside ) Replicating them is possible but it has to be done by an experienced artisan using similar or matching glass colors and textures and ends up costing many times the salvage value of the original window. Same for architectural details like original fretwork pieces and even the decorative ornate hardware of the Victorian era. I hope there’s a special place in Hades for these criminal minded cultural vandals. Ok, end of rant.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cute house; cute town; nice price! Looks like a really good deal for someone interested in shade gardening. Hasta heaven.

      Hey John, don’t miss this place I posted. The folks have some really great Aesthetic / Moorish pieces scattered about; certainly enough to make up a really sweet “Turkish parlor”. I know you dig, and I’d love to have one some day too, somewhere up in the garrets for those zentastic eves – heh heh.
      http://www.trulia.com/property/3154229983-55-Leggett-Rd-Stone-Ridge-NY-12484#photo-38

      • John Shiflet says: 5473 comments

        Thanks for sharing, Jeff. It’s not often I look at a million dollar plus house and conclude its actually bargain priced. However, after looking at all of the photos, I’m thinking this one might be underpriced. The house reflects the tastes of very cosmopolitan people likely combined with a talented interior decorator who found a way to assemble the eclectic collections and make them look appropriate for the room settings. The traditional “Japanese” room is almost beyond belief; I could believe someone literally took a room from a high end traditional Japanese home and reassembled it in this home. The landscaping is exquisite and overall one may run out of superlatives to describe this unique property. If I were a lottery winner I could accept this house “as is”, furnishings included. The exotic Middle Eastern antiques are yet another unique feature and yes, I’d love to have matching items. (for my someday “Turkish Corner”/room)

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Nice! Talk about drama; those primary rooms have Style! What a fun project for somebody (hopefully).

      • John Shiflet says: 5473 comments

        Intriguing house in Georgia. Five acres, numerous outbuildings, a true “estate” style setting. The foyer with the sweeping curving staircase and monumental carved newel post is exquisite. The 1880 listing date looks to be plausible; the house started out as an impressive Italianate and then, likely around the turn of the last century, went through a Classical Revival with the columned portico. But as impressive as all that may be, the price (for this foreclosure) is stunning. In many places such an impressive combination would cost over a million dollars. It’s very seldom such a fine home with land is available at this price. Thanks for sharing.

        • Paul Price says: 200 comments

          Lovely home. I would like to difficult task of stripping that wood work in the entrance hall and living room. While the kitchen spacious…it looks kind of 30’s-40’s and lodge-like; not really my taste. Toning down the ceiling with paint? Is that me saying that? I love the scope and scale of the outbuildings.

  11. Anne M.Anne M. says: 828 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Lovely house in Suffield CT – 1900
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/318-N-Main-St_Suffield_CT_06078_M37003-47882
    And this 1907 gem in Springfield, MA with incredible views
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/124-Longhill-St-Springfield-MA-01108/56218062_zpid/
    Both of these are located on streets with many other historic properties.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Lovely little town, and great barn in Suffield. Springfield house is outstanding, very appealing in many ways, and clearly architect designed. Thanks’ for sharing!

    • Ed Ferris says: 302 comments

      In the 9th Street house, the capstan stair newel says 1860’s, the tower with a taller roof would be from the Palliser 8-room cottage of the 1880’s, and the brick fireplace is from the 1910’s. A lot of potential for a little money. (As a farmer’s grandson, I am just naturally cheap.)

    • Paul Price says: 200 comments

      I like the one Mail street Rd, in Westfield; I wish we could find one similar here, but it is too cold

      • JayStar says: 20 comments

        It’s lovely, no? When I was very small, and we drove past it, I would make up stories about the people who lived there. The house seemed so grand to me then that I felt sure it was a princess’ home. πŸ˜€

  12. Chris says: 647 comments

    So I’m very confused at this listing. I’m adding it here becaus I’m wondering if anyone has the dirt on this place. 12,000 sq ft and 4 baths? The interior shots look like a palace, but the listing says it’s a condo. Are they splitting up the house? Nosy minds want to know. http://www.remax-firstchoice-onwi.com/property/wi/lake-geneva/53147-2202/-/880-s-lakeshore-dr/54bffc9f0378150d19000e9d/

  13. JayStar says: 20 comments

    I delayed thank you for the Danville Experience blog link. I lost my Sunday to that blog. She’s a lovely, verbose writer, and it was easy to get distracted from real life for a (long) bit.

    So, thanks!

  14. Michael says: 15 comments

    Before getting too carried away with the Georgia house in Griffin, better look at those property taxes!

  15. Chris says: 647 comments

    So it’s freezing cold in my neck of the woods which means I’m close to being cranky. So, here are a few beauty’s in warmer climes.

    I’m not sure I knew what ‘French Colonial’ was, but here’s an example. It’s a nice sunny yellow house, nice size and very charming. Weather forecast tomorrow is about 90. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/437-S-5th-Ave-Tucson-AZ-85701/63085383_zpid/

    Here’s a Key West charmer that’s perfect for an OHD handyman (or handy woman). The weather tomorrow is in the 70’s. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1100-Grinnell-St_Key-West_FL_33040_M64257-94111

    While it lacks size, this 1880’s charmer has incomparable views. I can already hear the ukelele’s and grass skirts. Weather is also in the 70’s and I assume perfect. http://www.hawaiilife.com/mls/288456

    Happy Dreaming!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Lol.. Too right, (about Tucson). I don’t know who this listing agent is, (Timothy Hagyarad?), but his description implies a real lack of knowledge about this house, the neighborhood, and the history of Tucson. This house, I know it well, is a really great example of what is colloquially known as a “railroad territorial”. The house and many others of it’s period in the Armory Park neighborhood were originally built to house workers when the railroad first arrived Tucson. The form takes it’s cue from older “territorial” houses built by settlers and Hispanic folks before Arizona became a US state. The wide center hall is a tribute to earlier “zaguans” which were gated passages through the house used to receive horses, wagons, livestock, etc., (like a tunnel), and into the inner stockade where they could be protected from attack by various elements. Of course, (most), of that need for marshal protection was past when it was built, so the hall is just that. The many doors were to allow workers access to their private space without having to disturb others living there. Though the house was probably initially a double, there may have been many workers living there and sharing that space. Today the house is wonderfully preserved and little modified and functioning as a single family home. Tucson has a brilliant walk score, and you can get right to all the action in a split by hopping on your bike from this location. It’s a REALLY great house; and not in the least little bit FRENCH. lol..

  16. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No interior photos but look at the surviving exterior details that are peeking from the awful modern updates. I’d love to see what this looked like originally. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/86-Main-St-Binghamton-NY-13905/2099687392_zpid/

  17. Jennifer HT says: 780 comments

    much of the character is gone, but the exterior and the land are amazing.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17376916_zpid

    pull the carpet, keep some of the wallpaper, tweak the kitchen.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2099727439_zpid

  18. Jennifer HT says: 780 comments

    In Orange County. So so area, but adorable.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25090546_zpid

  19. Ian says: 27 comments

    I’m originally from Nova Scotia, so from time to time I dream about moving back and owning houses like these, if only they had decent jobs outside of Halifax. Here are a few that I think are worth sharing:

    http://www.point2homes.com/CA/Home-For-Sale/NS/Annapolis-County/548-ST-GEORGE-Street/19207218.html

    http://www.point2homes.com/CA/Home-For-Sale/NS/Annapolis-County/524-UPPER-ST-GEORGE-Street/7340618.html

    http://www.point2homes.com/CA/Home-For-Sale/NS/Annapolis-County/478-ST-GEORGE-Street/16431802.html

    http://www.point2homes.com/CA/Home-For-Sale/NS/Yarmouth-County/64-William-St/14008389.html

    http://www.point2homes.com/CA/Home-For-Sale/NS/Yarmouth-County/1-ELM-Street/19273881.html

    http://www.point2homes.com/CA/Home-For-Sale/NS/Digby-County/161-Queen-Street/17018643.html

    My grandmother/family owned a house on Queen St. in Digby for over 50 years, just sold it last year, but can’t find the listing online anymore. There are some very lovely homes on the street, most of the captains had homes on Queen. Again, absolutely zero decent paying work nearby, unless I wanted to work on my family’s fishing trawlers… What a shame.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      House on George St. was really interesting: and great woodwork in the Queen St. house too. It’s always fun to see places in other countries. Thanks’ for sharing!

  20. Derek W says: 26 comments

    Holy Toledo!!! I just was looking at an old Collingwood listing on OHD, and I saw this new one on Zillow: http://www.trulia.com/property/3222408001-2109-Collingwood-Blvd-Toledo-OH-43620. Pics are terrible quality, but what a pile!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Lincolnway house is the prize there. Best price, best original condition, and still has lots of old goodies too. Best part are the original floor length, walk out windows. The triple hung units were made to raise the bottom two panes to the top so you could walk right out onto the porches in summertime. There are two in front and one at the back. Very cool. Thanks’ for sharing..

  21. Betsy says: 159 comments

    I ADORE the Cairo Illinois house !!!

  22. Chris says: 647 comments

    Want to own a private Island? With a Sears house? Featured in National Geographic in years gone by? Only the 3rd owner. Yes, it’s tiny, but for those with fantasies of Thoreau this could be ideal. Comes with it’s own zip line! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/575-County-Road-39-Afton-NY-13730/29982725_zpid/

  23. Julles says: 534 comments

    Wow, what a place. The home is neat but the setting is everything. Your mind just runs in a million directions, flooding?, wildlife?, transportation?, build another house? guests?, garden? This house gives you such a strong sense of peace and freedom. And I would have to get that German Shepherd puppy.

  24. says: 73 comments

    35 minutes northwest of Detroit, Birmingham started as a small half-way point along the main road from Detroit to Pontiac, and over time (along with it’s neighbor to the north, Bloomfield Hills) grew into a rather upscale community. Wallace Frost designed 40+ homes in Birmingham alone, to say nothing of other suburbs and Detroit itself, earning himself the distinction of being one of the most prolific regional architects of the early part of the century.

    Two designs by Wallace Frost, in my hometown (we lived in Bloomfield Hills until I was 13, and then Birmingham until I was 18, so yes, I have two hometowns)! Woo!

    Most of his houses have very distinctive features making them easily identifiable as one of his designs. This one doesn’t, so I was suprised (albeit happily so) to see his name attached to it! The brick floors and the room with the gothic arches KILL me.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/990-Burnham-Rd_Bloomfield-Hills_MI_48304_M41901-15577

    This one, I could’ve told you, was a Frost design with my eyes closed.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/584-Tooting-Ln-Birmingham-MI-48009/24497652_zpid/

  25. says: 73 comments

    Another one from suburban Detroit. Not Wallace Frost this time, but one that’s captivated my imagination since childhood. We used to call it “The Smurf House”. You can clearly see why.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2690-Pine-Lake-Rd-West-Bloomfield-MI-48324/70864548_zpid/

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