May 13, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion 05/13/2016 136 Added to OHD on 5/13/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 136 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. The Woodruff-Fontaine gingerbread house (the one it is modeled after.) 136 Comments on May 13, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion OHD does not represent homes on this site. Contact the agent listed for details including current price and status. WhenIWinTheLottery says: 71 comments 05/13/2016 at 5:52 pm Forget the dolls… I’ll live there! It looks big enough for two people. Add a small kitchenette, a bathroom, HVAC and BOOM… instant home. Log in to Reply Collette says: 3 comments 05/20/2016 at 12:49 pm Found this French 2nd Empire on Zillow: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1401-Clifton-Ave-Rockford-IL-61102/69421017_zpid/ It has been there forever but I only just found it. The lack of information supplied by the listing agent did not help. Unfortunately, the location is too far north for my old bones. Hope someone can do something with it. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 05/20/2016 at 1:18 pm Jim found some info on one of the owners (in comments): https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/10/27/1866-second-empire-rockford-il/ Log in to Reply GloriaH says: 86 comments 05/13/2016 at 6:20 pm Another Kansas City beauty only one street over from the home listed by Kelly this week. I love the stone typical of so many homes in the Kansas City area. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/54-Janssen-Pl-Kansas-City-MO-64109/2341403_zpid/ Log in to Reply MonicaG says: 170 comments 05/14/2016 at 3:24 am Soo gorgeous. Those old stone homes make me weak. Log in to Reply KarenZ says: 1188 comments OHD Supporter 05/14/2016 at 10:22 pm Wow, Gloria–thanks for sharing that one! 10,000 square feet of amazing! Log in to Reply ReginaKT says: 60 comments 05/13/2016 at 6:21 pm I would love to have this as a playhouse for my kids! Too bad it’s on the other side of the country. I hope someone gets it and restores it so that other kids can play in it for 35+ years! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 05/13/2016 at 6:46 pm I want it for Aloha Farms. How perfect for a family that has just lost their home due to illness. Log in to Reply Arkham says: 72 comments 05/13/2016 at 7:28 pm That would be amazing for the people who are split between the love of old houses, and the interest in the Tiny House movement Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 708 comments 05/13/2016 at 8:14 pm I like the way you think! lol Log in to Reply Michele says: 93 comments 05/13/2016 at 8:53 pm I was thinking the same thing. A perfect tiny house!! Log in to Reply Bethster says: 933 comments 05/14/2016 at 11:46 am It looks like it’s in perfect condition from the outside! I wonder what kind of decay is involved, and what fixing that up would require? I’d love to see some interior photos. Not that I could undertake it myself, but I agree, depending on the work needed and what kind of headroom there is inside, there could be tiny housers who’d love to have it. Log in to Reply Sue S. says: 306 comments 05/15/2016 at 11:00 am Further proof that you all are my kind of people! Log in to Reply AnnaP says: 25 comments 05/13/2016 at 8:01 pm Just shield your eyes when it gets to the 80’s 😉 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Rochester/100-Edgeview-Ln-14618/home/72548495 Log in to Reply KarenZ says: 1188 comments OHD Supporter 05/14/2016 at 10:28 pm Wow–it looks like two completely different houses! Awful! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 05/16/2016 at 10:47 am My question is Why? Why do that to a great old Tudor? If you like modern, buy a modern house. I grew up a few minutes from there. Quite a few great old places in the area, many now apartments, unfortunately, but at least they still stand. Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 708 comments 05/13/2016 at 8:16 pm Here’s another gem from the McKnight section of Springfield, MA: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/145-Clarendon-St_Springfield_MA_01109_M49413-14252 Log in to Reply JimH says: 4867 comments OHD Supporter 05/13/2016 at 9:20 pm Thanks Anne. Nice house in Springfield that’s changed a bit. A photo from the 1930’s: https://picasaweb.google.com/103484318359381703729/ClarendonStreet#5997311344709232834 Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 708 comments 05/14/2016 at 5:42 pm love this site with all the houses from Springfield. I was able to see the house my father grew up in as it looked when he was a boy. Log in to Reply MonicaG says: 170 comments 05/14/2016 at 3:27 am What a jewel. Love it. Log in to Reply EileenM says: 288 comments 05/15/2016 at 2:12 pm I posted a reply on the 145 Clarendon House in Springfield, MA but it ended up way down the discussion list. I LOVE this house! Log in to Reply Charles B says: 481 comments 05/13/2016 at 8:50 pm Here’s a beautiful brick Italianate, with a belvedere perfect for smoking cigars or reading the Sunday paper, for under $25 grand: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/603-Walnut-St-Three-Rivers-MI-49093/74808415_zpid/ Log in to Reply MonicaG says: 170 comments 05/14/2016 at 3:30 am Is this sitting directly on top of plutonium? Log in to Reply GloriaH says: 86 comments 05/14/2016 at 10:43 am The street view looks like a decent neighborhood. Not too unusual for these old mid-western homes to go for a really low price, considering what it will cost to bring them back to life. I noticed it wasn’t winterized and hope it wasn’t empty until it was listed. Getting those broken pipes repaired is such a pain. Log in to Reply Charles B says: 481 comments 05/14/2016 at 11:08 am I think it’s the navy blue kitchen cabinets. Log in to Reply Jared says: 28 comments 05/14/2016 at 3:43 pm Yea, I just paint an orange gothic-font “D” on each cabinet door and you’ll have a Detroit Tigers theme going on. It’s about the right shade of blue. Log in to Reply Bethster says: 933 comments 05/14/2016 at 11:32 am LOL @ plutonium comment! I wonder what this means? “PAS requirements and WFHM offer submittal information.” That could have something to do with it. Also, we aren’t seeing much of the interior. Log in to Reply Charles B says: 481 comments 05/14/2016 at 12:01 pm I bought one of these foreclosures myself late last year. There’s nothing too draconian in those requirements: there’s an anti-flip clause (if I sell it for more than five times what I paid for it within six months, the seller gets a percentage of the difference); and an owner-occupancy clause (I agreed to live in the house myself for one year; only applies if you bid the first two weeks the property is listed). Log in to Reply CherylC says: 9 comments 05/13/2016 at 9:13 pm Rushville, IN may be our best kept secret for historic homes and the courthouse is not to be missed. Here’s one example of a current home for sale: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/605-N-Perkins-St_Rushville_IN_46173_M34186-75441 Log in to Reply JimH says: 4867 comments OHD Supporter 05/14/2016 at 2:16 am CherylC, we’ve talked about Rushville, and John Shiflet posted this one a couple of weeks ago. Like in many of these small towns, just a few folks moving from the city to fix up a great old house would make a big difference. BTW, this house was built before 1892, not c.1911 like the listing says. Log in to Reply CherylC says: 9 comments 05/14/2016 at 10:16 am JimH, I’m sorry I missed John’s post on this house and the Rushville discussion. I only recently started following this site and I love it because I am learning a great deal. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4867 comments OHD Supporter 05/14/2016 at 12:28 pm CherylC, no criticism intended – sorry if it sounded like it. I tried to find the Abercrombie house in the state survey, but don’t see it. The Sanborn maps show it was built after 1887 and before 1892. It’s nice as is but someone like John could bring back all its vintage beauty. https://secure.in.gov/apps/dnr/shaard/welcome.html You’re right about the courthouse, an amazing building for a rural county that hasn’t grown in 150 years. What’s it like to live in Rushville? https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul-mcclure/2462749789 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 05/14/2016 at 1:48 pm There’s a bit of a mystery in the small rural town of Rushville, Indiana. Not only is the Abercrombie House at 605 North Perkins available but also 431 North Perkins: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/431-N-Perkins-St-Rushville-IN-46173/85690861_zpid/ and very nearby, 602 North Main: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/602-N-Main-St_Rushville_IN_46173_M37732-89407#photo2 All of these larger Victorians are within about a block of each other. Not sure what to read into that although some online sources mention a local drug problem. (meth, prescription opiates, heroin) Unfortunately, the problems of hard drugs in small town America has gotten worse in recent years. But its always best to visit the community in person, talk to the people, visit the local Police Dept. and ask about problem areas. It may very well be a coincidence that these 3 larger Victorians in a neighborhood cluster are for sale at the same time or perhaps there’s something happening that needs to be looked into. I can’t offer any more about Rushville because I have not visited there. Log in to Reply CherylC says: 9 comments 05/15/2016 at 9:43 am Hi John. What do you think of the two houses you posted? I actually thought of you as we drove past the one on 431 N Perkins with its two shades of aluminum siding. There are many Victorians in Rushville and they rarely come up for sale. As we drove through recently, we went down some streets I hadn’t traveled and my mouth kept dropping open. I kept saying ‘I want that one. Wait, I want that one.” Heroin and meth are big problems in Southern Indiana and I’m afraid it is moving north. People no longer able to afford legal meds are seeking other means of controlling pain and cheap heroin seems to be making in-roads. I haven’t heard too much about it connected to Rushville, but it wouldn’t surprise me. You make great suggestions and I will certainly follow your advice when and if I ever find my forever home. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 05/16/2016 at 3:36 pm Hi Cheryl, If I’ve learned anything new about finding and researching old houses in recent years its that one should never rely solely on online sources for information. Real estate agents are obligated to put the best face forward on the properties they are showing so unpleasant location details aren’t always mentioned. The reports of criminal drug activity is not sufficient to deter looking at a given house in a community but if the next door neighbor has two vicious and loud dogs chained up in the yard as well as all the curtains inside are drawn shut that may be a clue you would not want to be neighbors with them. I reserve judgment about Rushville to after I’ve made a personal visit there. As you mentioned, it does look promising in streetview. The housing prices do not indicate any truly serious problems as they are average to above average for small town Indiana. One of the aforementioned properties has been on the market for years at approximately the same price so that suggests housing prices remain stable. Worst is when you see an entire neighborhood full of for sale signs with all of the listings bargain priced. Folks seldom up and move from an established neighborhood unless there’s a compelling reason. Therefore, any conclusions about Rushville remain to be determined. Good luck with your old house search. Log in to Reply CherylC says: 9 comments 05/15/2016 at 9:32 am JimH, no worries. Thank you for the photos and link! I don’t live in Rushville, but have always loved driving through town looking at the Victorian homes and have recently considered moving there due to the homes now for sale. I’m looking for a more open-minded artistic community with a vital small business economy and doubt I will find it in Indiana. If anyone has suggestions where a novelist/poet might find her home, I am open to suggestions. Log in to Reply Paul W says: 539 comments 05/15/2016 at 11:30 am Cheryl , we have been very happy in Logansport In , northern part of the state. Close to both Indy and Chicago, locally you have wineries, an excellent trail system, numerous parks, The State Theatre which is a performance venue, a community theatre group, an arts district, a very busy local arts organization and virtually some sort of art or music event every weekend. Since we opened our antiques and period design business, we have met new residents who have moved here from Indy, Chicago, Santa Fe, Grand Rapid. Low crime and the city is VERY pro-active on the drugs. Kids still ride their bikes unaccompanied and we have found it to be a breath of fresh air and years of Urban Pioneering. Next weekend is our Preservation Pitch In picnic for Logansport Landmarks. Log in to Reply CherylC says: 9 comments 05/16/2016 at 9:54 am Paul, thank you for the tip! You make Logansport sound very inviting. I will check it out. I’ll look for your antiques business when I’m there. Thank you! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 05/16/2016 at 3:57 pm Cheryl, Although I concur with Paul W’s statements about Logansport I personally feel the community remains more in the “potential” category than being already established as a destination community to live in. I’d add Aurora and Madison in far southern Indiana in the same “potential” category. But on the plus side, old house real estate still remains relatively affordable in all of these places. Looking elsewhere, although the two houses we looked at last year have since sold/off-market, we were impressed with Jacksonville, IL. (which has FOUR colleges in a town of just under 20,000) We too would prefer a town with culture, arts, and creative, educated neighbors we could intelligently converse and socialize with. Jacksonville had that cultural vibe but among its cons are the higher Illinois property taxes and a smaller collection of historic homes than in some other cities. I’d suggest, since you already are familiar with places like Rushville, plan a daytrip to Logansport. (May 22nd, which includes a local homes tour, would be ideal) I also liked in Streetview the few Victorians available in Rochester, IN due north of Logansport. Those in Peru (an old Circus town) and Delphi, Indiana also appear worthy of taking a look at. The right house you want is out there; your challenge is to find it. Log in to Reply CherylC says: 9 comments 05/17/2016 at 1:02 am Thanks, John, for all the great suggestions and info. The home tour sounds like a lovely way to get a feel for the town. Speaking of Peru, does anyone know how much that grand Victorian brought in auction that was on this site? My son wants me to look at the Irvington section of Indianapolis. He wants me to move closer to him. Logansport is even farther from him than I am now. But I also want to go West again, so who knows? I learned more about the Rushville situation. All of Rush county has an unusually high rate of rare cancers and there are strong suspicions some former industrial businesses contaminated the soil and water. I am learning so much about this state and all the little towns. And I’m very excited by all I’m learning from all of the posts on this site. I strongly believe every house has stories to tell. As I writer, I think I will find my muse in my forever home. She’s waiting for me. By the sea? In the woods? In a small city down the block from the bookstore, around the corner from the library, and a short bus ride to the minor league hockey arena? Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 05/17/2016 at 12:24 pm Cheryl, I too have asked about the Peru, IN auctioned off Queen Anne but no one seems to know what it sold for. Interesting to hear about possible environmental hazards in Rush County, IN. I know there are also areas in Indiana where Radon gas levels are above EPA’s safe exposure limits but don’t know if Rushville is one of them. Since you are willing to seek a house in the Midwest region, which has so many great old houses at affordable prices, I think you’ll find your forever home without too much effort. Probably the most difficult part will be choosing the best house from several available. Log in to Reply Michele says: 93 comments 05/13/2016 at 9:27 pm I really like this one except for the kitchen and bath. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/407-Upham-Pl_Dixon_IL_61021_M80313-71312#photo0 Log in to Reply GloriaH says: 86 comments 05/14/2016 at 10:45 am I’d be fine with the kitchen and the bath so that I could move right in. My kids are older, but they would have loved the bedroom wall when younger. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/13/2016 at 9:47 pm Here is another one that is sooooo intriguing and lovely on the outside…but there are NO INTERIOR PHOTOS. Just makes my eye twitch. Grr. 4312 Leeds Ave $425,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M61597-26806 Log in to Reply rubyfisher40 says: 6 comments 05/13/2016 at 11:40 pm It definitely needs some love & restoration but thought you’d like the kitchen sink… http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/239-N-Main-St_Cadiz_OH_43907_M39190-43629 I hope I’m doing this right…. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/319-E-Market-St_Cadiz_OH_43907_M45298-18670 This has character….. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/40200-Cadiz-Piedmont-Rd_Cadiz_OH_43907_M31504-73307 Cadiz is full of beautiful Victorian homes. Then there’s this house that’s free if you’ll just restore it. It has great, beautiful bones. This Old House link Thanks for being patient with me…. This one is in downtown Steubenville, which I don’t recommend….but I love that library! http://www.oldcolony.com/s/oh/jefferson-county/steubenville/43952/506-n-fourth-st/dmgid_97772809.html Have a great day! Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 05/14/2016 at 8:49 am The Trumbull County Land Bank site doesn’t show the “for free” house. After all, the article you linked to is dated April 2014. Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 708 comments 05/14/2016 at 5:54 pm Some lovely houses! Log in to Reply MonicaG says: 170 comments 05/14/2016 at 3:18 am A dollhouse? It’s bigger than my apartment. Log in to Reply Paul W says: 539 comments 05/14/2016 at 7:59 am Thanks for posting the playhouse Kelly for Ed. I have been trying my resources to find a new owner I hope someone comes forward as I’d hate to see this demoed. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/14/2016 at 8:37 am This is a bit too…updated for my taste. Still a lovely old home. The STUNNING acreage, historical significance and original outbuildings make it worth sharing. Hard to find something like this for under $1mil anywhere. 2492 River Rd $889,000 | 4 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M81595-16325 Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1121 comments 05/14/2016 at 6:26 pm You’re right about the ‘updated’ part. Pretty..slick..too perfect. But the grounds? That’s another story altogether! The trees are gorgeous as are the outbuildings. A really great looking property, but a bit too ‘done’. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 05/16/2016 at 11:00 am Doesn’t bother me. I think the house is nice — gorgeous staircase. I know what you mean about “too perfect,” but this house doesn’t feel that way to me. Attractive. You’re right about the property — it’s beautiful on the river, and all ready for serious horse people. Wonderful stables. Log in to Reply says: 4 comments 05/14/2016 at 9:30 am Hello, I have been following this site for some time now and this is my first post. Since I was a child, I have been fascinated with old homes and have always wanted to buy an old home and restore it. Unfortunately I live overseas now, so it probably won’t happen, but when I come home I just love observing the old homes when I drive around. This site allows me to look inside similar homes, a real treat and dream come true. I have learned a lot from your comments and thank you and especially Kelly for all of your insights and hard work. Here are some homes that are located near where I grew up in Upstate NY. (I hope the links will post correctly). I think it is just beautiful. And the pond! (Sigh…) http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/219-Mendon-Center-Rd_Pittsford_NY_14534_M36330-61606#photo7 I love how this one has been restored. The stove is something else. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/73-S-Main-St_Pittsford_NY_14534_M44989-01543#photo0 This house has some interesting features (scroll down to the lower pictures). And a view of the Erie Canal. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/70-Mitchell-Rd_Pittsford_NY_14534_M48465-83340 Have a great weekend! Log in to Reply Phyllis says: 44 comments 05/15/2016 at 6:17 pm That staircase is so beautiful. Lovely property. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 05/16/2016 at 11:20 am Yow, Astar! I grew up in Pittsford — we lived in an old house in the village on Monroe. I’m going there in Oct. to my mmmphth high school reunion. I know all those houses. Pittsford is so full of wonderful antique places & has done a terrific job of preserving local farms, so as much as possible of the historic atmosphere remains. I used to drive past the Mitchell Rd. house & wish I lived there — or in the beautiful Greek Revival across the road, for which the listed one was the original carriage house. Thanks for putting these up! Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 05/14/2016 at 9:31 am Some Illinois listings: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/208-N-Lafayette-St-Jerseyville-IL-62052/97916542_zpid/ $80K The clipped gables are odd, considering the 1860’s style of the rest of the house. Needs more balusters. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/202-S-West-St-Odell-IL-60460/2098677014_zpid/ $120K Eleven bedrooms and a chapel, but of course we don’t get to see the chapel. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/503-E-Center-St-Freeport-IL-61032/2098609847_zpid/ $17K People are living in it, so it’s habitable, and it doesn’t look bad. Log in to Reply David says: 1 comments 05/14/2016 at 2:24 pm Re: The Odell House. Pictures 7 & 8 appear to be in a chapel. It’s not a large chapel, but the stained glass windows give it away Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 05/14/2016 at 5:38 pm Right, the chapel is an alcove off one of the main rooms. I expected something with rows of pews. Log in to Reply Noelle says: 46 comments 05/14/2016 at 12:45 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-4-Mansion-Street-Coxsackie-NY-12051/2100703084_zpid/ This has been on the market for a while and needs a lot of work not to mention money.. Would make an amazing house once finished though.. Log in to Reply MW says: 841 comments 05/15/2016 at 1:58 am Wow, what a shame. But price seems possibly crazy high for something like that that needs so much work. Is the location that desirable that they can ask that kind of price for something that is in such poor condition? It still looks quite salvable. But it if is let go to the elements much longer in NY, it might not be. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 05/16/2016 at 11:25 am You’re right about the amazing house this could be! Beautiful elements throughout — I’d LOVE to be able to give it what it needs. The front door(s) knock me out, gorgeous. I agree the price is startling, though, for the amount that needs to be put into this project. Wish somebody would come along who could & would take it on. Log in to Reply DaisyLu says: 2 comments OHD Supporter 05/14/2016 at 3:20 pm Hi everyone! First time poster here! Kelly, thank you for finding and sharing all these wonderful houses with us. I’d like to share this cute house from the 1930s(including 8 acres!): http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1224-Ehlinger-Rd-Fayetteville-TX-78940/2099373600_zpid/ Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1121 comments 05/14/2016 at 6:29 pm This one looks familiar. Did this get posted here some time back? I seem to remember all the green paint. Too much paint, but in places it would be great, as it is a nice 1940s shade. Log in to Reply Jared says: 28 comments 05/14/2016 at 9:49 pm Yes it was posted about a month ago: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/04/15/fayetteville-tx/ Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 05/16/2016 at 11:28 am If I lived there I’d never go anywhere! It’s got everything anyone could want. Log in to Reply email@example.com says: 26 comments 05/14/2016 at 3:28 pm Well, not an old house, but interesting nonetheless – a 1936 grist mill http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/atq/5583919924.html Log in to Reply Jared says: 28 comments 05/14/2016 at 9:57 pm That’s pretty cool! I wonder if the whole thing was always powered by that straight-8 (diesel?) motor or if that was added later? Log in to Reply MW says: 841 comments 05/15/2016 at 2:00 am That is cool. Love that it still has all the old equipment in it. Looks like it could be fired up and put back in action without too much effort. Log in to Reply firstname.lastname@example.org says: 26 comments 05/15/2016 at 10:09 am It kind of makes one wonder if anyone even has the know-how to get such a place up and running again, especially since it seems the current owner may want it disassembled and moved. Log in to Reply EileenM says: 288 comments 05/14/2016 at 3:52 pm 145 Clarendon St in Springfield, MA is my dream house. Love all of the rich, dark wood and the fabulous entry and staircase. Than you for posting it. I can dream…… Log in to Reply Carol says: 72 comments Washington, PA 05/14/2016 at 4:16 pm Love the woodwork and kitchen in this one. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1403-Beaver-St-Sewickley-PA-15143/11481042_zpid/ Log in to Reply MW says: 841 comments 05/15/2016 at 2:01 am That does look like a very nice house, especially on the inside. Not super over the top fancy, but very nice and very comfortable looking. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/14/2016 at 4:34 pm Sort-of a clean slate. 1907 Farmhouse. Can’t beat the price… 8145 State St $34,900 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M71533-89529 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/14/2016 at 4:48 pm This is the kind of listing I will scroll through several times, trying not to miss a single, fabulous detail. PLEASE, someone save this home: 204 Rapier Ave $180,000 | 5 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M77774-74045 Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 05/14/2016 at 9:20 pm The reason it hasn’t sold in 447 days is that it lacks entasis. Those fluted pillars in the mantelpiece, I mean. Seriously, does a fixer-upper in Mobile go for $180K? I have no idea. Somebody has done the usual sheetrocking downstairs. Log in to Reply Phyllis says: 44 comments 05/15/2016 at 6:27 pm Sad to see this charming home in this shape. The price does seem a bit high, but I can only imagine how elegant this home would be properly restored. Log in to Reply Julles says: 530 comments OHD Supporter 05/15/2016 at 10:49 pm Beautiful, beautiful home. It has that wonderful New Orleans vibe that you can only find in Mobile and New Orleans. Just remember they had those high ceilings for a reason. It is hot and humid there. I mean I was raised in Georgia and visited Mobile and New Orleans twice a year growing up and I have difficulty with their summers. The great thing in both places besides the food, great houses and great people, you can grow just about anything in both those cities. You can see plants growing on brick walls there that seeded themselves! If you are into gardening or growing a unbelievable lawn this is heaven. They grow St Augustine grass there and you have never seen a prettier thick and lush lawn and everyone has it. And the flowers are gorgeous and everywhere. If you don’t live there, make sure you go and visit but… maybe not in the summer. Log in to Reply says: 1 comments 05/14/2016 at 7:56 pm Pocket windows! http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Troy-SC-29848/2102803464_zpid/70741_rid/any_days/globalrelevanceex_sort/34.165795,-81.896554,33.849888,-82.507668_rect/10_zm/?3col=true Log in to Reply Julles says: 530 comments OHD Supporter 05/15/2016 at 11:30 pm Great house with a good feeling about it. I had to look up what an ARP church was because the house was a parsonage of the church. Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. They were the Scots and Irish immigrants to America before the American Revolution. So think of some of the first immigrants to America. Cool! There doesn’t seem to be really large denomination now but I believe they are a spirit filled church. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/14/2016 at 8:19 pm Every single listing in this area says the build date is 1941, obviously not the case. Hmm. Love the unique exterior on these two: 520 Sherry St $42,000 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M83494-77770 128 W Water St $56,900 | 5 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M87040-19922 Needs the carpet pulled up and a few other things, but I like it: 181 N State St $69,980 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M86593-00791 For the superstitious…this one is lucky: 300 Waugoo Ave $77,777 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M70056-49693 Log in to Reply Jessica says: 5 comments 05/15/2016 at 9:25 pm In my town, there was a fire in 1900 that burned the real estate records from prior to that (or that’s what I’ve been told), so you see a lot of older house listings that say built in 1900. If you have paperwork to prove it was built earlier then they’ll use that date, but otherwise it’s 1900. I wonder if that’s the case here. Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1045 comments 05/15/2016 at 12:16 am Here’s a couple of $10 Million Tudor Revivals in Huntington, NY to dream about… http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Fort-Hill-Dr-Lloyd-Harbor-NY-11743/111523278_zpid/ http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/31-Mallard-Dr-Lloyd-Harbor-NY-11743/59550570_zpid/ Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/15/2016 at 7:41 pm Deep in the Nantahalah Forest in western NC is an old 1920’s Boy Scout lodge, Wayah Glade. The property is on 26 acres and if you’re an outdoorsman or woman then you’ll find plenty of opportunity. Chestnut paneling, log home, and with a big stone fireplace. This could be a special place. http://www.preferredpropertiesfranklinnc.com/index.php/component/iproperty/property/82-3759-wayah-road-franklin-52222 Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/15/2016 at 8:27 pm I’ve seen lots of church conversions on here, and I once bought an old Carnegie library. But few would have the vision to convert this bank into a residence. At 16,000+ square feet it would be an ideal James Bond villan’s lair. It’s great architecture and I hope someone saves it. Think of the parties! LOL http://www.huntrealestate.com/real_estate/ny/rochester/35_state_street/551-5-r297635/ Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 05/15/2016 at 10:03 pm This house, when it was on the market two years ago, struck me as just the thing for a retired banker: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/705-Washington-Ave-Evansville-IN-47713/77069742_zpid/ Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/15/2016 at 11:04 pm Tha’s a nice house Ed. But I don’t think it has the same evil villain lair vibe going on. If the place in Rochester were mine I think I’d flood the basement and have freaking sharks with lasers on their heads. Or, at the very least, ill tempered mutatant sea bass. Log in to Reply MW says: 841 comments 05/16/2016 at 12:22 am That is a very cool building. However “FLEXIBLE CENTER CITY ZONING PERMITS ALL USES” doesn’t appear to include residential, at least they don’t list it. Given the only natural light seems to come from the front facade and skylight, utilizing that vast amount of height volume in the main space nicely will be pretty difficult. it can be done, but it would take a pretty unconventional, out of the box type of design that likely would still have even more limited resale appeal. It is a very cool building though and seems very cheap for what it is. The asking is only a small fraction of what it would cost to build it new in like quality. Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/16/2016 at 12:04 pm MW, yes it’s a cool building. Unfortunately, this city looks like it’s suffered by urban desertification like most other cities in the 20th century. Fortunately, the move back to urban cores is already positively impacting many cities and I hope the same goes for this one. In reality this looks like a great retail space assuming a buyer has the ability to hold (and maintain) it for a while. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 05/15/2016 at 11:43 pm Some might call this tiny house a dump and gut it. I see a gem that still has a chance. Brace yourself…it is So. Cal. pricing. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2429-Union-St-San-Diego-CA-92101/17065817_zpid/ Grab a lottery ticket! Remove the ivy and move in! What is the black “thing” next to that AMAZING old stove? The original ice box is still intact too! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/711-A-Ave-Coronado-CA-92118/17071729_zpid/ Pretty…another lottery home http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1015-Alameda-Blvd-Coronado-CA-92118/17072744_zpid/ Watch the Disneyland fireworks from this home. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/907-W-Broadway-Anaheim-CA-92805/25128168_zpid/ Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/16/2016 at 12:10 pm Hi Jennifer, I agree the house on Coranado is amazing. While not necessarily the most convenient from a workability aspect, I imagine if you have 16m to spend on a house it doesn’t really matter. Back when it was built the houses would be intentionally covered in ivy – part of the effect. I know these days we cringe when we see it, but that’s common to the style. Nice find! Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 05/16/2016 at 1:40 pm It’s also WAY above the estimate for the area. Coronado is exclusive and expensive, and it’s a big lot so I know that they can kind of price it wherever they want. But I think double the estimate is kind of loco. My house had Ivy growing on it and it’s 12-13 years old. The damage that it did in a short couple of months makes me cringe. We took care of it, but it’s a scary invader. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4867 comments OHD Supporter 05/16/2016 at 7:13 pm Thanks Jennifer! The big one in Coronado was designed by architects Gill & Hebbard in 1898, before Irving Gill designed the modernist buildings he’s famous for. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 05/16/2016 at 12:38 am Cute bungalow with original details. I dig the stove. Is the kitchen floor original? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/711-N-Zeyn-St-Anaheim-CA-92805/111419846_zpid/ Unique property. What do you think that lighthouse looking thing used to be? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/322-W-3rd-St-Santa-Ana-CA-92701/2098674636_zpid/ At first I saw a boring box… then I saw some details under all the stuff. There is still hope. I hope the agent is kidding about it needing a “new vision.” http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1917-N-Wilton-Pl-Los-Angeles-CA-90068/20808374_zpid/ Is that a sink next to the stairs? I could grow old to be the little old lady from Pasadena. 😀 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/280-S-Orange-Grove-Blvd-Pasadena-CA-91105/63789347_zpid/ I have to assume that there is pretty craftsman wood under all that white paint. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1460-Avonrea-Rd-San-Marino-CA-91108/20699000_zpid/ Log in to Reply says: 73 comments 05/16/2016 at 11:26 am “Is that a sink next to the stairs?” I believe that’s a planter box. 🙂 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 05/16/2016 at 1:27 pm Oh! Interesting. That didn’t even cross my mind (clearly)! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 05/16/2016 at 5:13 pm The West 3rd in Santa Ana tower structure was an antiquated gravity feed water tower and for some reason is still seen more in California than in other areas. Many of these old structures disappeared in the years after pressurized water supplies became available as did roof mounted lead-lined cisterns used to catch rainwater. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 05/16/2016 at 8:10 pm Thank you! I still have so much to learn about old homes. I do love that they made it useful vs tearing it down. Log in to Reply says: 73 comments 05/16/2016 at 10:30 am Jumping states a little this week: This one is a block over from Adam’s Castle, which I posted last week. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/911-S-Shady-Hollow-Cir-Bloomfield-Hills-MI-48304/24496845_zpid/ Some lovely details still in-tact. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/379-School-St-Watertown-MA-02472/56373921_zpid/ Around the corner from my old house. I have always loved this one (beware, kitchen and baths have been VERY modernized). http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-Upland-Rd-Watertown-MA-02472/56374140_zpid/ My big daydream house of the week. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/46-Eden-Rd-Rockport-MA-01966/56959631_zpid/ This one has been off and on the market for years now. STUNNING home on a *very* busy road. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2195-W-Maple-Rd_Birmingham_MI_48009_M32894-39904 Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/16/2016 at 12:06 pm So many great things going for this one. Charming and large Victorian. Well maintained house and neighborhood. Blocks from a thriving Main Street in a very nice small Virginia town. College town so maybe that’s why it’s got a nice vibe. If I were looking for a house I’d definitely look at this one. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/116-Lee-Ave_Lexington_VA_24450_M55078-24532 Log in to Reply Heidi Tungesvick says: 3 comments 05/16/2016 at 12:40 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/140-3RD-St-Arthur-ND-58006/66886026_zpid/?view=public Log in to Reply JimH says: 4867 comments OHD Supporter 05/16/2016 at 1:35 pm Maybe the best old house available on the site needing only moderate exterior repairs: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/12/16/c-1880-queen-anne-mechanicsburg-pa/ http://www.105wkeller.com/ http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/105-W-Keller-St-Mechanicsburg-PA-17055/9260950_zpid/ Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 05/16/2016 at 1:39 pm Agreed! I hope it falls into the right hands and not someone who is buying it just because it’s low priced. I’d hate for someone to go in and paint over or remove that amazing wallpaper. Log in to Reply Luke Gard says: 1 comments 05/19/2016 at 8:38 am Just trying to add another great house, Kelly. Look at this National Register home for sale! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/100-4th-St-Winona-Lake-IN-46590/85486576_zpid/ Log in to Reply Allan says: 74 comments 05/16/2016 at 5:01 pm Here’s one for you from my native state, now known as the state with HB2. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/141-Fish-Camp-Loop-Rd-Newport-NC-28570/101985406_zpid/ and also an article on the home; http://www.jdnews.com/article/20140621/News/306219938 Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 05/16/2016 at 7:39 pm It’s adorable! I would have thought 1930s rather than 1760 but as the article says, it’s still standing & the floors don’t squeak. Cool history. The price seems high to me, but I’m not familiar with the market there. This is a snug place with still a feeling of age. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/16/2016 at 7:54 pm Nicely restored. I usually don’t like this style but this is kinda cozy: 429 S Terrace Dr $199,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M85114-44787 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/16/2016 at 9:13 pm 1893. Cool house – great carriage house…but, hmmmm… 100 S Michigan $79,900 | 2 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M85322-61529 Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/17/2016 at 12:42 pm Cora that hmmmm speaks volumes Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/17/2016 at 5:59 pm Lol! I was trying not to break any site rules. Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/17/2016 at 9:06 pm LOL I know what you mean. I’ve got a smart aleck attitude that I mean in good nature but not always taken that way so I have to be careful. But I’m so appreciative of the genial nature that Kelly’s built here. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 05/16/2016 at 10:34 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/82-Brookedge-Dr-Williamsville-NY-14221/30257826_zpid/ Nothing extraordinary about the architecture but an interesting semi-time capsule. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/18/2016 at 1:15 am I love the time capsules. In the 50s and 60’s, bright colors for countertops, tile, etc. were used boldly. I found this time capsule and couldn’t decide whether it was worth sharing or not. Plain architecture, but extremely dated decor, in better than average condition. Something about it makes me a little sad. The faded drapes, wallpaper…you can tell someone loved it very much at one time; http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1127-N-Ash-St_Newton_KS_67114_M89693-40656#photo16 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 05/17/2016 at 12:33 am Yank those home depot sinks… a few other changes. Good to go. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4351-W-Church-St-Farmville-NC-27828/80900583_zpid/ Log in to Reply Demerese says: 2 comments 05/17/2016 at 8:05 am http://www.demerese.com/agent/52/Demerese-Duprey/NY/Property/2385402/47-Schuyler-Road-Nyack-NY-10960/ Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/17/2016 at 9:29 pm Nice house but when I looked up Pierre Bernard (The Great Oom) I think I found out about one of the most interesting people in 20th century America. What an interesting tale! http://mentalfloss.com/article/30101/americas-first-yoga-scandal Log in to Reply Demerese says: 2 comments 05/19/2016 at 6:29 am Hi Chris……yes it is a wonderful tale….how it has not been made into a movie escapes me as Pierre Bernard was quite the character…and his wife Blanch was a raving beauty and interior decorator in her day….She practiced and instructed Yoga up until about a year before her death in 1980. Those who I have spoken with remembered how much of a fixture and Grande Dame she was about Nyack. Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/17/2016 at 12:40 pm Here’s an unusual mid-century find. The architecture feels International, but the interior finishes don’t really complete the look. But I think it could be something with the right touch. Sometimes I like an over-the-top house covered in details and then other times I like the simplicity of this one. https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/md/lavale/12612-henry-drive-southwest/pid_9806/# Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/17/2016 at 1:15 pm Like one giant man-cave, this is a guy’s house. Other than not being able to find the front door this is a cool find. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/175-Bobcat-Ln_Ligonier_PA_15658_M43633-19209 Log in to Reply Francesca Passeri says: 1 comments 05/17/2016 at 5:52 pm Here is a link to the listing for my very own early Floridian house in Fort Myers, FL http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3329-Edgewood-Ave_Fort-Myers_FL_33916_M59677-18486 The house was constructed prior to the use of plaster and all ceiling and walls are all beadboard. Ten foot ceilings throughout and a massive walk-up attic give this house a tremendous presence on the double lot. This is very hard to capture in the photos. I am selling the house to purchase another 1920’s house in the same neighborhood but with river frontage. Can you give me some exposure to old house junkies to make my dream come true?!! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 05/17/2016 at 7:47 pm A stunner that requires lottery winnings. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/331-Barnard-St_Savannah_GA_31401_M68778-75450#photo0 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/18/2016 at 1:01 am I have about 30 houses bookmarked…just never have time to share them all. Here’s a few. This one seems like a total steal, though I’ve not checked out the neighborhood: 907 S 5th St $59,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M31812-58430 Cute, needs some polish: 21 S Lafayette St $64,500 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M40896-84197 The staircase, the built-ins, the tower…all the stuff we love: 714 N Meridian St $120,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M41644-16933 1880: Very large, grand Victorian home in a little town, appears to be a package deal with some older unique buildings on the property. Would like to know the house history: 122 S Anderson St $129,900 | 5 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M46174-41203 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments OHD Supporter & Moderator Clinton, TN 05/18/2016 at 1:42 am A few more that are shareworthy: 276 W Main St $130,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M44938-03660 208 Christian St $279,900 | 6 Bed • 7 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M40924-79143 644 Henderson Ave $188,700 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M48981-72855 Exterior only, but very intriguing: 196 Prospect St $111,000 | 6 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M65496-86065 Log in to Reply Jami says: 1 comments 05/18/2016 at 12:43 pm Extraordinary 1907 American Foursquare home. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5-Circle-Dr_Mc-Gill_NV_89318_M12295-42343 Contact : Jami -Keller Williams Realty 775-289-2814 Log in to Reply says: 73 comments 05/18/2016 at 4:49 pm John Shiflet’s comment about Beason, IL not having any grand old homes got me looking around the area. Lincoln, IL isn’t too far away, and looking at listings, I found this. Massive Greek-ish columns, Italianate staircase, Queen Anne and/or Shingle two-story rounded bay… Quarter and a coke if you can pin down the architectural style; Go! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/227-N-Logan-St_Lincoln_IL_62656_M89646-17724#photo0 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 05/18/2016 at 4:53 pm Some have tried! 🙂 https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/12/02/lincoln-il/ Log in to Reply says: 73 comments 05/18/2016 at 5:01 pm Of course it’s already been posted here, just of course. I don’t know why I don’t look before linking, your site is one of the absolute best references around. 🙂 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 05/19/2016 at 12:40 pm Nick, both Lincoln and Decatur have decent collections of old houses. So too Jacksonville, IL, (photos from last year) https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157660334130225 featuring four colleges which is a fairly remarkable feat for a town of just under 20,000 residents. As for the Lincoln, IL house’s architectural styles…it probably started out as a fairly straightforward Italianate but went through a Classical Revival makeover around 1900. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 05/18/2016 at 7:48 pm This one finally has interior pics. It’s Miss Havisham kind of creepy but somewhere in there could be an awesome home…pretty sure. 🙂 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/715-North-Rankin-St-Natchez-MS-39120/2099381224_zpid/ Log in to Reply DanPDX says: 80 comments 05/18/2016 at 11:13 pm Had to share this property because of the provenance related to old Hollywood. Very unique multi-family property with original features. Wonder if it has a chance of survival in the hot LA real estate market… ￼ 1328 N Formosa Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20792958_zpid Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 05/19/2016 at 3:43 pm Adorable! I love it. I really hope it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Log in to Reply Chris says: 625 comments 05/19/2016 at 8:47 pm This property has been on the market at least a few times in the past years. It’s a beautiful property and just as charming in person. It would be a nice dream that it stays like it is. Would need someone with deep pockets who likes Hollywood history than profits. Log in to Reply Rachel says: 1 comments 05/19/2016 at 10:05 am This is a house in my town, and I have admired it for years. http://dioneburchell.m.johnlscott.com/propertydetail.aspx?GroupID=305057372&ListingID=302699915 Log in to Reply christopher brisson says: 6 comments 05/19/2016 at 12:07 pm Hi Kelly! I am currently searching for property in North Carolina and this past week came across two homes under 75k both of which have charmingly unorthodox exteriors. I thought your readers would be interested in these quirky finds. The first house is located at 926 N Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/926-N-Main-St-Salisbury-NC-28144/113760712_zpid/ The second house is located at 111 W Pope St,Dunn, NC 28334: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/111-W-Pope-St-Dunn-NC-28334/71864474_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 05/19/2016 at 5:48 pm This is just an article about an old house that is fascinating. I could read this stuff for days and never get enough: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1027750763971773&id=127457017334490 Log in to Reply RCH I says: 1 comments 05/19/2016 at 10:41 pm This century-old farmhouse is one of five built between 1910 and 1920 by a pair of brothers who build fine oak trim And built-in cabinetry into their homes, very unusual for rural Minnesota at the time. It has now been updated with care to preserve the original style throughout. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20491-Ostrum-Ave-N-Marine-On-Saint-Croix-MN-55047/2260451_zpid/ Log in to Reply Liz Cruz says: 4 comments 05/20/2016 at 4:43 pm Speaking of farm houses, we just got one in at the job built in 1825 on 1.6 acres. I love the large rooms & the bar set up in the Living room, very different. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1665-Us-Route-9-Schroon-Lake-NY-12870/30430944_zpid/ Log in to Reply Comment Here Cancel reply Please Register or Login to post a comment. Registration is free. 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