June 17, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion 06/17/2016 137 Added to OHD on 6/17/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 137 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 137 Comments on June 17, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion OHD does not represent this home. Comments are not monitored by the agent. Status, price and other details may not be current, verify using the listing links up top. Contact the agent if you are interested in this home. Lindsay G says: 578 comments 06/17/2016 at 9:26 pm If anyone is familiar with Lancaster City, this house is considered to be a straight up mansion. It practically takes up half a city block. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/201-E-Orange-St_Lancaster_PA_17602_M30864-15539#photo35 This house is just gorgeous. Here’s some before and after pictures. The previous owners really put in a lot of work to make this into one spectacular home! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/900-Brockie-Ln_York_PA_17403_M35726-94908#photo0 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:34 pm Great shares! The second one is pretty awesome. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 7:18 pm Wow, to both of them. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/17/2016 at 9:26 pm I was perusing in Ohio and found these four great places all in the Akron area. What do you think? Let’s start with the most expensive and work down. Then again, the price of this amazing place would get you a bungalow in LA. Look at the carriage house – it’s almost as big as the main house! And everything’s well maintained here and on a large lot. Nice area based on google maps. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/675-N-Portage-Path_Akron_OH_44303_M35878-07762#photo20 Number two is surprising. Did you ever see the movie Sleuth with Olivier and Caine? This place reminds me of the house in that movie. Yes, I know it was built in the ’80’s. But that’s even more amazing given that it has an Old House feel. Nice quality finishes and details that I don’t normally associate with that era. I guess that much of the interior was salvaged from other houses. And that dining hall – straight out of Hogwarts before there was even a Hogwarts. Nice job! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3573-Medina-Line-Rd_Richfield_OH_44286_M34672-26545#photo34 Number three is the least expensive of my four I’ve put here. Love the landscaping and that incredible kitchen. Hope they don’t change that! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/644-Ridgecrest-Rd_Akron_OH_44303_M46350-55278#photo23 Last but not least is a complete different style. This mid-century has some pretty awesome features. The cabinetry in the Master Bedroom! And it’s on some nice acreage. I’m just not sure why, especially when living next to a national forest, they would have removed most of the trees and opted for fields instead. I hope they actually farm the fields. Regardless, it’s a great house in a beautiful setting. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/644-Ridgecrest-Rd_Akron_OH_44303_M46350-55278#photo23 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:47 pm I actually enjoyed the second more than the first. The last 2 are the same and I LOVE it! Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:00 am Ruh roh my mistake. Thanks Jennifer for catching that for me. Here’s the link for the MCM. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1007-W-Steels-Corners-Rd_Cuyahoga-Falls_OH_44223_M30819-78443#photo9 Yeah, the ’80’s is a cool house. But I liked them all. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:21 am OOOOOH! I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing! Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1139 comments 06/23/2016 at 7:00 pm The mid century is gorgeous! Maybe not too fond of the ‘updated’ bathrooms, but overall it is a fine example of the style. You are certainly right about the built-ins in the master. My only concern would be how would you ever remember what you stored where? Wouldn’t you need, like a cheat sheet? LOL. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/23/2016 at 9:42 pm It would take getting used too, but I bet I would figure it out eventually. Lol Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 7:23 pm I am swooning over house number 2. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/23/2016 at 9:41 pm Yeah I love that one too. I wouldn’t have guessed it was built in the 1980’s Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/17/2016 at 9:54 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/636-Lincoln-St-Gary-IN-46402/73408941_zpid/ A good-looking Colonial for $20K. Needs a roof, needs cosmetics, the town has a bad reputation. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/708-E-South-St-South-Bend-IN-46601/94564740_zpid/ $12.5K. A duplex, now. They didn’t even bother to take one photo, but posted the Assessor’s record picture. Is Edgewater in Ft. Worth good or bad? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2109-Collingwood-Blvd-Toledo-OH-43620/80383984_zpid/ $65K. Already on this site, but still for sale after 168 days. Dormers and turrets and decorative plaster and 5,728 sq. ft.! Taxes are approximately $2,000 a year and the owner (trustee) is $2,500 behind. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2238-Glenwood-Ave-Toledo-OH-43620/34643063_zpid/ $100K. I post this to show how the vine is completely ignoring the pergola over the left-side ground-floor window. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:53 pm I hope someone saves that third one. It has some nice details under the neglect. Log in to Reply Victoria Webb says: 135 comments 06/18/2016 at 10:31 pm I lived in South Bend from 2001-2004. The city has become very green and progressive and even back then had embarked on a 20 yr. revitalization plan. It has a young mayor who was just profiled in the New York Times by Frank Bruni as a possible “first gay president”. This house on South St. is south of downtown, but not far. For the money, I’d say you can’t go wrong. It’s an interesting town and close to Chicago. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 7:25 pm I second what Jennifer said. Goodness house number three is amazing. I feel as if it is in danger of being torn down. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:06 pm Here’s an ordinary middle-class castle: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45-Owasco-St-Auburn-NY-13021/30035771_zpid/ $49K. Apparently it comes with a carriage house across the street (if not, why do they show pictures of it?). Much better shape than the other Auburn Italianate posted a while back. Taxes $2100 or so for several years past. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:55 pm Sure would like to see inside! Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:04 am Cool Castle, Ed. Kind of a weird lot – just like the lot in Macon Georgia that I posted a while back but this one is a bit bigger. That house looks awfully lonely when you look at it on google maps. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:40 pm If you look at Zillow’s neighborhood map, they have the location in the wrong place, the small triangular lot at the road intersection. From the overhead view, the house and carriage house are on the next lot to the East. The carriage house is on the same side of the road. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4950 comments OHD Supporter 06/18/2016 at 12:22 pm Ed, that castle in Auburn NY is an amazing survivor. It was built in 1871 and owned by the Auburn Woolen Company which was right behind it. The superintendents lived there for 50 years. The carriage house next to it from the same period was a gas station for a long time and is part of the deal. https://goo.gl/maps/xFCAfmwdzuT2 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 7:31 pm Ok I love the carriage house/garage thingy more than the house. What an odd shaped lot it sits on too but I love the whole property. Wish there were more pictures. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:22 pm I LOVE LOVE LOVE! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/802-Old-Madison-Rd-Quitman-GA-31643/105171319_zpid/ I admit I adore the kitchen. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/407-Johnson-St-New-Bern-NC-28560/78314387_zpid/ Is there still hope for this hoarders neglected home? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/425-Hart-St-New-Britain-CT-06052/59043886_zpid/ Needs some love, but not a ton. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/417-Prospect-St-Torrington-CT-06790/57823106_zpid/ There is something about this house. I love the wide plank floors. The fireplaces. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14-Crest-Pl-Milford-CT-06460/57945954_zpid/ Log in to Reply Marie says: 232 comments 06/18/2016 at 6:49 pm Boy, taxes are a killer in CT. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 7:43 pm I love the kitchen to in the NC home. Wow. The New Britian home makes me sad. What happened there? The Torrington house has an attic to die for. Great home that needs a wee bit of clearing. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:23 pm Needs some back dating, but comes with its own church and historical plaque. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/301-1st-Ave-Atkinson-NC-28421/102137366_zpid/ Is there a way to remove or change that sunroom without destroying the house? It doesn’t fit. I do love the entry. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/70-Jackson-St-Newnan-GA-30263/54505384_zpid/ Seems like a solid home for only $22k. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1615-6th-Ave-N-Bessemer-AL-35020/1046175_zpid/ I would love some more pics. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/902-High-St-Macon-GA-31201/2098259464_zpid/ Needs some simple touches, remove fans, strip some paint… Totally cute. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/612-W-30th-St-Richmond-VA-23225/12538121_zpid/ Log in to Reply RitaB says: 109 comments 06/19/2016 at 1:26 pm There are lots of older, cheap houses in Bessemer. Birmingham in general, and Bessemer in particular, has a crime rate due to gang activity in the area. Had to research it recently pending a relative’s move to that part of Alabama. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:24 pm I strayed from zillow and the other usual sites.. I REALLY, REALLY hope someone buys these and brings them back to life. https://www.presnc.org/properties/hadley-mayes-house/ My heart… https://www.presnc.org/properties/william-hollister-house/ http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/613-Broad-St-New-Bern-NC/78318567_zpid/ Old firehouse. Seems like a STEAL. https://www.presnc.org/properties/former-lumberton-municipal-building/ Since there has been some MCM love lately… https://www.presnc.org/properties/kamphoefner-house/ http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3060-Granville-Dr-Raleigh-NC-27609/6404718_zpid/ This one would cost a pretty penny to restore. 🙁 https://www.presnc.org/properties/brown-watkins-house/ Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/17/2016 at 10:24 pm last post.. Still has great details. https://www.presnc.org/properties/william-mayo-pippen-house/ OHD vacation home 2.0?] https://www.presnc.org/properties/glen-choga-lodge/ http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/50-Choga-Lodge-Rd-Topton-NC-28781/2110406116_zpid/ Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1026 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 06/18/2016 at 1:52 am Wow, Choga Lodge is splendid. Just looking at the pictures, I felt like I had taken a mini-vacation! Log in to Reply Brosia says: 77 comments 06/21/2016 at 7:55 pm WOW, I am digging the loom happening in the Glen Choga house! I could see getting some use from that, and maybe even some extra income too. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/17/2016 at 11:35 pm I always enjoy seeing the B & W “mystery” house photo on Fridays. This was a proud family showing off their nice home and modest wealth of horses and a carriage. Several large outbuildings indicate an industrious family. Painting house trim white became popular after 1900 so it probably dates afterwards. The family dress (of the boy and probably his grandmother) appear perhaps Eastern European to me so maybe this was a successful immigrant family of farmers. Countless smaller houses of this kind remain but most lack the gingerbread ornament and are now often clad in vinyl or aluminum. Without the ornament, the house becomes very generic and nondescript. If you “reverse” engineer the ornamental aspect, many plain old houses from the Victorian Age could be made more interesting by putting back some of these details…an idea worth considering if you buy a plain vanilla house of this vintage now lacking its original details. Period millwork catalogs offer many more ideas to bring back original charm. Some laundry is seen hanging on the clothesline near the side of the house. However, nothing here suggests much about the location. Although the desert Southwest is unlikely, it could have been almost anywhere with enough rain for lush vegetation. I think the photo was taken during cooler weather perhaps in the Fall or early Spring. Every picture tells a story. Log in to Reply KarenZ says: 1219 comments OHD Supporter 06/18/2016 at 12:07 am I immediately loved the smiling Grandma in the pic! Log in to Reply email@example.com says: 26 comments 06/18/2016 at 10:59 pm All I can add is that it’s an awfully nice pair of what look like standardbreds hitched to that sulky – that may help geographically, although the breed may have been widespread by the turn of the century. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 7:46 pm Every one looks so happy. Even the horses…..oh, accept that little girl. That is a scathing gaze. Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 786 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:01 am I had a chance to visit 6 houses last week on a tour of the McKnight Historic District in Springfield MA – one of which is for sale. All of the houses were wonderful but this one is particularly nice: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1090-Worthington-St_Springfield_MA_01109_M47925-51759 And for a different period here is a house built in 1780 on 6 acres in Hopkinton MA http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/180-Ash-St_Hopkinton_MA_01748_M49042-96912?ex=MA590181521 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 7:47 pm The second one is the prefect New England home. Made for holidays, family and memories. Log in to Reply Ross says: 2456 comments 06/18/2016 at 1:00 am Kelly, my favorite things about these posts is how you super-size the images. Wow! Such a wealth of detail and interest revealed! Yummy! Thank you! Log in to Reply nailwhacker says: 9 comments 06/18/2016 at 1:34 am http://www.trulia.com/property/21197345-147-E-Genesee-St-Auburn-NY-13021 5 beds 4 baths 4,424 sqft 299k 2nd empire 1870 great shape mansard slate roof, grand curved staircase, custom woodwork, 4 fireplaces http://www.trulia.com/property/3056481332-78-South-St-Auburn-NY-13021 4 beds 3 baths 3,245 sqft 1880 150k only 2 families have owned this Queen Anne house, 18 rooms, ornately carved staircase, pocket doors, parquet floors, stained glass windows and antique marble sink and fixtures, 3 fireplaces http://www.trulia.com/property/3204911868-114-South-St-Auburn-NY-13021 3 beds 3 baths 5,580 sqft 1875 299k historic neighborhood custom mahogany through out HUGE 3 car garage http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1908-Hessian-Rd-Reading-PA-19602/8844509_zpid/ Stone Castle with Turrets, Built Circa 1929 on a 3.77 Acre partially wooded lot 325k Real Estate agents should be required to take photography classes Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:39 pm I enjoyed all of those! Nice shares 🙂 Log in to Reply Victoria Webb says: 135 comments 06/18/2016 at 10:44 pm The house in Reading is pretty spectacular, thanks for the share. I’ve seen it listed before on zillow. Taxes are high, but the city has some gorgeous historic homes. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 7:51 pm I agree. No excuse for blurry photos. Photos of just a bed or a toilet. Truly what are they thinking. I adore the first house. Very romantic. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1139 comments 06/23/2016 at 7:19 pm Love the stone house! What IS it about wrought iron? Just love this although there’s work to be done. Funny lino tiles bubbled up in the one pic. But that third floor room, wow, what a cool studio that would make! Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1026 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 06/18/2016 at 1:48 am Is it OK if this forum is used to ask for a service-company referral? I was wondering if anyone has used a house-relocation company that they would recommend. I tried to contact a company that was recently profiled by a historic-house organization, and my emails, calls and online quote requests were met with silence. Thanks! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:55 pm By house relocation, do you mean moving a house? If so, this trade association, The International Association of Structural Movers, is a good place to start: http://www.iasm.org/ They have a directory of member house movers arranged by state for the U.S. so there should be companies in your area. If you were talking about a relocation concierge type service that manages the relocation logistics for individuals and families, they do exist, but probably best to check with some of the higher-end real estate companies for referrals. Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1026 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 06/19/2016 at 12:56 am John, I really appreciate this very helpful information. Yes, I did mean moving a structure — actually a small house. The IASM is exactly what I needed. Just wanted to add that like so many others, I really appreciate the expert knowledge that is shared on OHD. Thanks again, to you and to Kelly! Log in to Reply Fergus says: 238 comments 1705 Queen Anne 06/18/2016 at 4:53 am Yet another interesting post, I must admit that I too look forward to the Friday Mystery House. Here’s a selection of homes for sale in England that I’ve found recently: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42204417.html – Located in Kenilworth, this has to be the coolest mid-century era home I’ve seen in a long time. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53742325.html – This Victorian home in Oldbury has a lot to offer, especially as it’s stuck in a bit of a time warp with its interiors. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29849484.html – Peplow Hall, a sprawling Queen Anne style mansion built in 1725 in Market Drayton. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-40932879.html – Anyone fancy an Elizabethan/Jacobean style home in Owestry dating back to 1650? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46939736.html – Or how about this Tudor farmhouse in Clunton dating back to 1540? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59728079.html – This Georgian home with Tudor origins in Ashford Bowdler would make for a great restoration. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53982748.html – This early 1900s dormer bungalow in Craven Arms is an interesting time capsule property. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-34672755.html – The facade of Minsterley Hall dating back to 1581 and 1653 in Minsterley is like something out of a fairytale. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42033018.html – This 1920s Arts and Crafts style home in Church Stretton is quite a time capsule home too, especially with that kitchen. Anyone fancy a medieval home in Colchester dating back to the 1450s that is also doubles as a tattoo and piercing parlour? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54084382.html – This home dating back to the 1400s that was updated in 1702 to become the gorgeous Queen Anne style home it is today in Alveley is stunning and comes complete with moats. The aerial view is simply awe-inspiring. Log in to Reply Fergus says: 238 comments 1705 Queen Anne 06/20/2016 at 5:24 am And because I couldn’t keep from searching out some more interesting properties: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53976205.html – While the facade and street-facing rooms of this Georgian home in Beccles are wonderful, the later addition that hides behind them is quite the surprise. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59004563.html – This impressive home dating back to the 1400s and 1653 in the market town of Hadleigh has a whole wealth of interesting features, including Tudor wall-paintings in the dressing room/walk-in closet. How many homes do you know of which can boast features like that? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-41402307.html – Essentially what you are buy with this lot is a fairy-tale garden with a quaint little timber 1660’s cottage in it. Then here’s a selection of glorious timber homes from England’s rural eastern counties: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54022273.html – Former medieval guesthouse in Ipswich, dating back to 1490. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53970574.html – Thatched home with facade clad in historic weatherboarding in Hadstock. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-41610390.html – 5-bed semi-detached, Bures. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-41537514.html – 16th century thatched home, Silverleys Green. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51259486.html – former 16th century Meeting/Guild Hall, Shadingfield. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59662502.html – 16th century thatched farmhouse with unusually cheerful interior, Bradfield St. George. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53122640.html – Dating back to 1420, the estate agent should be commended for going to the hassle of photographing individual details and features, as well as digging out a historic photograph of the home too. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58944023.html – Thatched home of 15th/16th century origins in Stackyard Green in need of restoration. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 9:04 pm Ferris, As always I adore your posts. I am in love with the 5 bedroom Victorian in Oldbury . It really could not be more charming and the green house? The details about the town make me want this house even more. Swoon. The other night my husband and I were watching Game of Thrones and I said “Honey, if we end up builing would you like a moat? You could fish, enjoy the view and feel safe.” I now have found that the gorgeous Queen Anne. What a beautiful place that is. Why the two kitchens though? Log in to Reply Charles B says: 481 comments 06/18/2016 at 5:43 am Chautauqua County in Western New York has over 19,000 acres of vineyards and has the look and feel of an American Tuscany. The brick Italianate villas that sprang up with the first grape boom of the 1850s and ’60s help create this effect. This place typifies the opulence of that era: http://ccbrmls.com/public/search/advanced/summary.asp?Listing_ID=1039740 Log in to Reply Demetra says: 11 comments 06/18/2016 at 6:04 am http://www.unionaldenhouse.com/ Located Union, Maine. And no where near the coast – so somewhat affordable. It is an early (1790s) home and it has a number of lovely outbuildings. I would move there this very instant if I had a job there and if my husband would come with me. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/18/2016 at 11:10 am Nice website with great details. I’m probably not being very bright today, but is this for sale? I don’t see a price or the normal (sq ft, acreage, other real estate details). It’s more like a website for a house museum. Log in to Reply Demetra says: 11 comments 06/18/2016 at 2:55 pm It would be funny if that’s the reason it hasn’t sold: To answer your question – yes it is for sale. $695 and it is yours: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/523-Common-Rd-Union-ME-04862/112660229_zpid/ Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/18/2016 at 7:37 pm So if they do actually make it look like a home for sale and it sells quickly then I think I deserve a commission. LOL Log in to Reply JosephFortHill says: 367 comments 06/19/2016 at 6:52 am The previous owners (the ones responsible for the restoration and fine condition) had this property looking even more museum-like – you saw virtually no evidence of modern living. They also had a fabulous antique collection, which was sold at auction. But, like many of the homes on this site, it needs “just the right buyer”, and I’m not sure who that person might be in this day and age. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1759 comments 06/20/2016 at 1:45 pm Who needs a husband? It’s such an incredible place, I’d love to move in even if the old man didn’t! I hope it finds the dedicated stewards it needs & deserves. Amazing it’s had only one owner since the Alden family. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/18/2016 at 9:38 am http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/405-N-Barron-St-Eaton-OH-45320/54422309_zpid/ $90K. A duplex, but obviously can be converted back to single-family. A very good example of the 1910-1920 stucco large house, showing Craftsman influence. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:37 pm Bet these floors would shine with a little love. 76 Nelson St $165,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M46804-97991 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/18/2016 at 12:49 pm 211 Young St $199,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M49902-78398 Good price. They likely didn’t save the original windows: 388 Hanover St $269,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M36312-86752 Too much updating for my taste, but that banister is great – as well as the entry/front door. If you can find it: 2334 Elm St $749,900 | 5 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M37215-59386 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/18/2016 at 1:06 pm 1903: 729 Chestnut St $315,000 | 5 Bed • 4 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M43736-84338 I like the carriage house as much as the house. Or more: 147 Nashua Rd $925,000 | 4 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M46675-35311 Maybe I’m missing something, but I don’t see any interior photos of this one’s carriage house? Grr. 12 High St $695,000 | 6 Bed • 6 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M43788-14871 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/18/2016 at 2:40 pm I know I said I was done sharing for the week, but I just found this in my town, and I hope the new owners don’t take away its MCM amazingness! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17372940_zpid Log in to Reply Ross says: 2456 comments 06/18/2016 at 5:05 pm Oh my! What a treasure! Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/19/2016 at 1:56 am Theres been a few of these on here recently, the more I see, the more I like them! Cool house. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/18/2016 at 2:53 pm Good gravy, I think a flipper started this and abandoned ship. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17269483_zpid Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/18/2016 at 4:46 pm You can see what the original porch posts were by those left on the balcony. What are now holding up the main porch roof are $40 4×4 stock posts from any building supply store. The balusters are the too-tall modern variety, which are sometimes required by building codes. For the asking price, I would expect any rehabber to have the knowledge and taste to put together a more elaborate railing, or to have Turntech reproduce the balcony posts. Skinny posts need spandrels. Log in to Reply Charles Gibson says: 1 comments 06/18/2016 at 3:03 pm Great home for sale, 7000 Square Feet m/l $625,000 One of Okmulgee’s finest Italianate Mansions built in 1921 http://www.crelisting.net/T-f9W9e9w Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/18/2016 at 3:14 pm I’m always amazed at what this kind of money can get me in any other state. Redlands is know for their oranges, and groves are disappearing all the time. I’d love to have this. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17376921_zpid Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/18/2016 at 3:44 pm Someone will probably ruin this during rehab. The kitchen is adorable. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17838204_zpid Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 06/18/2016 at 3:52 pm That kitchen is awesome! I like the pattern of the floor too. Log in to Reply Douglas Green says: 84 comments 06/19/2016 at 1:52 pm Wow, we have friends that live a couple of hundred feet up the road from this house. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1139 comments 06/23/2016 at 7:37 pm Jeez…I LOVE this! No kidding I would change practically nothing and certainly nothing in that kitchen. Figure out where the leaks are coming from, repair the walls. I think I might come up with a color scheme for the exterior that would highlight the architecture, but woo this is just gorgeous! Log in to Reply Noelle says: 46 comments 06/18/2016 at 4:24 pm Anyone in the market for a “fixer-upper” in England look no further.. http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/40735763?search_identifier=926df18042129160d0da2391900f67ef#835mouivFcgMPHf9.97 And here is one more. Not too many photo’s of the inside though. http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/40734473?search_identifier=40db15fedc0efa88110000e057a49c01#RLiRXCoKKLQsEvbv.97 Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 06/18/2016 at 8:36 pm Oh wow what gems! Only in my wildest dreams could I ever live in such beautiful ancient homes! Every new picture had my heart just racing. And the countryside in the pictures of the second one..just, WOW, that’s seriously some of the most gorgeous scenery ever. I’d love to look out of my window and see that little mountain rising in the near distance. These two are easily my favorites so far! 😉 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/18/2016 at 10:12 pm A couple of nice houses Noelle. Before you jump onto the auction bandwagon though I suggest you do two things. First make sure you read up on exchange rates. In US Dollars they are higher than the GBP. Second, do some research on renovating a Grade II house in the UK. There may be a lot of obstacles than you would imagine. Log in to Reply Sean says: 160 comments 1928 Spanish Revival Long Beach, CA 06/18/2016 at 5:10 pm Anyone remember this Italianate beauty? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4402-S-Meridian-Rd-Hudson-MI-49247/2107523905_zpid/ It used to be stuffed with wonderful old organs and musical instruments and filled to the brim with eccentricities. It’s been on the market for a long time and the price has been reduced. As part of the sales makeover, it seems the agents had the placed emptied, re-staged with a few antiques, and then re-photographed in super-saturated cartoonish colors. They also employed a drone to take some great aerial shots. This house is part of my “Top 10 Houses” on Kelley’s site here. And if the stars aligned, I could see myself here in an instant! Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 06/18/2016 at 8:43 pm Oh what a beauty! I was pleasantly surprised with the interior pictures as well. It’s like a gingerbread house outside AND inside. Someone really put forth a lot of work to make this into something really special! Log in to Reply DrNic says: 1 comments 06/18/2016 at 6:49 pm An older home in Petersburg originally built for the one of Virginia’s delegates. Still located on the most affluent street in Petersburg. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1836-Westover-Ave_Petersburg_VA_23805_M53287-21508 Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 06/18/2016 at 10:37 pm The old fashioned bowling alley is easily one of the best features of this home. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/57-Foreside-Rd_Cumberland-Foreside_ME_04110_M42130-91574#photo0 Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 786 comments 06/19/2016 at 8:57 pm What a fantastic house! Between the bowling allery, the billiards room, the pool & the outdoor kitchen it is resort-like. Great find, thanks for posting it! Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 06/19/2016 at 12:09 am I had to post this one, it’s just way too grand a home not to! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/181-Western-Promenade_Portland_ME_04102_M39951-22496#photo0 Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 2 comments 06/20/2016 at 11:58 am Wow!!! Amazing place! This is the kind of home I come to this site to find… A bit pricey, but good grief! Its simply a superb home! Log in to Reply Cocoa G says: 72 comments 06/20/2016 at 12:21 pm Amazing home, Lindsay G. Thanks for posting. Log in to Reply Susan says: 5 comments 06/19/2016 at 1:26 am Just happened upon this nice craftsman in Redlands, CA and thought I would share. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/226-S-Buena-Vista-St_Redlands_CA_92373_M21889-89803#photo36 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/19/2016 at 2:39 am Something different! I’m not sure that I love it. Overall its interesting. Worth a share. The last photo has me scratching my head. 1150 Highway 304 $215,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M13019-13110 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/19/2016 at 2:53 am Build date 1940?!? 1036 7th St $185,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M20416-06606 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/19/2016 at 11:59 am Not 1940. More like 1905-1910. The few stylistic details shown are in the Colonial Revival flavor. Mention is made in the listing of “stained glass” windows but I did not see any in the photos. A much later date is posted because the older a house is recorded the more difficult it is to obtain insurance and some companies have policies not to insure any house over 50 years old or with knob & tube wiring. There’s an addition to the back which might be from later in the 20th century so that too might account for the later date. I’d advise not to take listed construction dates too seriously unless the style and details match houses built during that era. Of course, I’ve seen a few houses with convenient construction dates clearly marked on the house so that usually takes away the guesswork or the need for more research. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/20/2016 at 7:21 pm Thank you John. In this I knew they were likely way off. Poor old house. Bet it was Lovely at one time. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/22/2016 at 11:28 am Another reason for wrong dates is when they are taken from tax records. In New Albany, Indiana, for example, there’s nothing older than 1929, according to the records, but of course it’s an old Ohio River town, built up in the mid-1800’s. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/19/2016 at 3:14 am A few more pretties from the southwest: 1039 Camino San Acacio $329,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M21746-30951 725 Jackson St $359,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M19781-58084 Lovvvvvve the roofline and teeny little windows on this tower! Omg! 524 Columbia St $375,000 | 4 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M24718-95289 522 Halona St $495,000 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M16638-24934 And…if you happen to have a spare $12,500,000 laying around: 2 Cerro Gordo Rd $12,500,000 | N/A • N/A http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M20909-31644 Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 2 comments 06/20/2016 at 12:32 pm Amazed (on that $12M listing) that the realtor couldn’t be bothered to even hire a professional photographer to do the photos….. When your realtor whips out an iphone and starts taking crooked, poorly composed shots, and then uses them as your listing shots, you probably need a new realtor. If the home is going for $200K or more, it pays to do the listing photos professionally. Log in to Reply Ken says: 67 comments 06/19/2016 at 10:46 am A good friend and fellow old house restorer bought this last he now has it for sale. He moved a 1/4 mile down the road as he wanted less lawn to mow. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1881-Sherwood-Rd-Petersburg-VA-23805/79253795_zpid/ Log in to Reply Sharon@LaurelhurstCraftsman says: 1 comments 06/19/2016 at 5:23 pm I can’t believe this house hasn’t sold yet. It’s so beautiful. http://www.estately.com/listings/info/844-s-32nd-st Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 06/19/2016 at 5:33 pm It’s pended sale once or twice, not sure why it hasn’t sold yet either. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 06/19/2016 at 8:28 pm Most Old Homes, of course, need the perfect buyer and this is no exception. This estate was built in the era of MId-century Modern and is a complete opposite feel. So, if you happen to like Napoleanic realness then this is certainly the plan for you. Finishes look above par and I haven’t seen another like it. My favorite part is what appears to be the master bathroom shower. Sweet. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6650-S-Evanston-Cir_Tulsa_OK_74136_M74706-60361#photo36 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/19/2016 at 9:15 pm What a cute little place. 1910: 519 S Lincoln Ave $51,900 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M77568-59710 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/20/2016 at 12:14 pm Much better house than the price would suggest. The entry door is an unusual design as well. Looks clean and nicely landscaped in the back. Needs some attention to the exterior in the way of less drab colors. As for the screened in porch, difficult to suggest taking it away as it does provide protection from mosquitoes and other pests. That said, it would take the house back to its original appearance. Thanks for sharing. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/20/2016 at 12:26 pm I love the carved front door and curved wall. I agree, the exterior needs some bright paint and trim, with or without the screened entry. I don’t come across too many small houses that have a lot of interior details left, as I think they are more likely to become rentals than the big Victorians. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/19/2016 at 9:29 pm One more in Chanute. 1890. Much of the original character is still intact and in nice condition. 4300+ sq.ft, and less than $200k. I do love this one. 221 E Ninth St $189,000 | 4 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M77708-71704 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/19/2016 at 11:58 pm Very charming. Of course the carpet has to go. Love the colorful glass. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 06/20/2016 at 9:19 pm Oh wow that’s a lot of stained glass! I love it. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/21/2016 at 10:01 am The floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows are modern, in my opinion. The fenestrated pocket doors are unusual, but were a stock item. Log in to Reply says: 13 comments 06/20/2016 at 2:52 am http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/771-Fetters-Mill-Rd-Bryn-Athyn-PA-19009/9849686_zpid/ This is an interesting looking place–looks like an old church. Log in to Reply Derek says: 38 comments 06/20/2016 at 1:31 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3801-Baltimore-Pike-Littlestown-PA-17340/78515648_zpid/ Zillow claims this house was built in 1830, but from the outside, it looks like there was either newer additions or a lot of remodeling. Hard to tell what it actually looked like in 1830. It does however have a plaque on the house (pictured) indicating this home existed during the Civil War, which is significant because it is just 5.4 miles from Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the Battle of Gettysburg. It is listed as a foreclosure, and needs a ton of TLC, but you could actually own a Civil War era house for cheap. Log in to Reply Derek says: 38 comments 06/20/2016 at 2:04 pm I am on a Civil War kick today. This one is from 1850. From Zillow: “Diamond in the rough on .79 acre lot. Eleven room house offered as is. Public Water and Sewer to site, needs hook ups. Two out-buildings. It was owned by Dr. Davis during the Civil War. He treated soldiers from both sides. Someone attempted to kill him and shot through the window. The bullet went through the chair he was sitting in and lodged in the fireplace surround. It is still there.” http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Shooting-Star-Ln-Martinsburg-WV-25404/22318339_zpid/ Log in to Reply Kristi says: 49 comments 06/20/2016 at 3:09 pm This just showed up on my Facebook feed. Those of you who also have a thing for abandoned buildings will love this one. I’d love to see more pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/altuwa/albums/72157623745101516 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/20/2016 at 4:27 pm Not too far gone to restore but beyond the point where it would make economic sense. It would take very deep pockets to even consider a project of this magnitude. There is a precedent…the West Baden Springs Hotel in Indiana. Per Wikipedia: “Bill Cook, a billionaire entrepreneur, and his wife, Gayle, from Bloomington, Indiana, have been involved with several historic preservation projects. The Cook Group initiated efforts to stabilize the hotel’s structural integrity and begin exterior restoration during the summer of 1996. The thirty-month first phase of the project was completed in early 1999 at a cost of $30 million—two-and-a-half times their initial commitment.” But such benefactors are few and far between these days. Still, one can hope, right? Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/20/2016 at 11:35 pm Sure would like to snoop through mamaw’s dish cabinet in the kitchen. Looks like someone spent a bit of time cleaning and staging. 25 Chittenden Rd $149,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M43873-26548 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/21/2016 at 12:07 am This one looks familiar. The front exterior is so lovely. Oh what I’d give for just a few more interior pics: 1141 Main St $150,000 | 7 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M37838-34382 Some parts of this house are yummy, some parts not so much. 1875 Gothic Cottage caught my attention, though. 619 Union St $650,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M37732-30525 This one – I think maybe they only consume cotton candy in the shnazzy pink dining room – which…oddly I like. Normally not a fan. Not so much a fan of the super-updated kitchen. The entrance/tower combination is scrumptious: 619 Union St $650,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M37732-30525 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/21/2016 at 1:14 am Oh noooo…I’m afraid this one may be too far gone. I hope not: 8 Ellsworth St $29,000 | N/A • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M49665-59252 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/21/2016 at 1:34 am One more. Getting sleepy (finally!). At $53k, I would think someone will snatch this one up. The entrance hall of this is so perfect. Photo # 4. Love the moulding details. Not loving all the white paint. Ugh. I’m thinking that the 2nd story balcony was replaced by…a window A/C: 145 North St $53,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M31889-89080 Download the Realtor® Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/21/2016 at 10:33 am Well, you know the price range that interests me. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/212-W-Beard-Ave-Syracuse-NY-13205/31679937_zpid/ $15K, taxes around $1,000 a year, looks move-in ready (after all, wood paneling is not actually toxic). Look at the neighborhood stats first: http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/Brighton-Syracuse-NY.html Offered by the Greater Syracuse Land Bank: https://public-gslb.epropertyplus.com/landmgmtpub/app/base/landing which has 53 properties below $10K. Log in to Reply Liz Cruz says: 4 comments 06/21/2016 at 11:09 am Job just got a new house in that I believe is a Georgian style house. I could be wrong, it was built in 1880, has nice front porch, lovely hardwood floors & I LOVE that almost all rooms have a fireplace & classic chandelier. Kitchen looks to be recently updated as well. We have it at such a low price too, I wish I lived closer to Hartford, NY. (Wishful thinking). http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45-County-Route-23-Hartford-NY-12838/32897191_zpid/ Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/21/2016 at 5:25 pm A couple of interior details (notably, the cabinet with the broken pediment crest) could be considered Georgian, but the house style is clearly Italianate with the rows of paired eaves brackets and arched top entry door panes. The staircase leaves me uncertain as to when it dates from because of its configuration. An original 1880 staircase would likely have curved as it went upward but difficult to tell here. Interesting house overall. Log in to Reply ReginaKT says: 60 comments 06/21/2016 at 12:50 pm I just saw this on Circa and followed their link: https://www.presnc.org/properties/brown-watkins-house/ It looks like a beautiful old home that needs some serious TLC! 🙂 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 06/21/2016 at 1:37 pm It is on this site too, link. 🙂 Log in to Reply ReginaKT says: 60 comments 06/21/2016 at 2:14 pm I must have missed that post. 🙂 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 06/21/2016 at 7:41 pm Ha I shared it up there too ^ and I prechecked the site. Oops! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 06/21/2016 at 7:52 pm When you search the site don’t use the street type (Road, Street, Avenue) or if you do use the abbreviation because the site search is too stupid to understand “Street vs St”. lol Log in to Reply Lizzie says: 1 comments 06/21/2016 at 2:16 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/115-Robinhood-Rd-Havre-De-Grace-MD-21078/36981005_zpid/ How can they suggest razing this?? Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/21/2016 at 4:11 pm Perhaps of interest to Frank Lloyd Wright fans as well as those interested in Mid Century Modern, the well known art wallpaper firm of Bradbury & Bradbury in Benecia, CA, has just announced a Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of wallpapers with documented designs by FLW. http://www.bradbury.com/frank_lloyd_wright.html I don’t recall the Master as ever being a fan of wallpapers, but incorporating his designs in the proper setting could greatly enhance a MCM interior and provide the needed period flavor. (I was going to post this with the Minneapolis FLW designed house but the comments were closed so I’m posting it here) Log in to Reply C.F. says: 37 comments 06/22/2016 at 1:38 am I believe this house was posted in here for a links Friday before, but the price just dropped. Really hoping someone who appreciates it snaps it up, I feel like it looks worse than it really is. Gorgeous woodwork. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/122-Summitville-Rd-Wurtsboro-NY-12790/32776575_zpid/ Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/22/2016 at 12:51 pm C.F., I agree. Very intact c. 1900 house which I observe even has the twist doorbell still on the original door. The delicate fretwork spandrel is a rare survivor as well. In the two rooms where someone has removed the plaster from the walls, at least they cleaned up the mess and they’re ready for drywall. (or a new 3-coat plaster reapplication if one wanted to) Nice house for the price unless there are things not seen needing attention. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/22/2016 at 11:53 am http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/508-N-3rd-St-Kentland-IN-47951/94536681_zpid/ $100K. A Victorian upper-middle-class home, apparently in good condition. People commute from Kentland to Chicago, but it’s a long drive in Winter. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/22/2016 at 12:25 pm Ed, this Kentland house has been on the market off and on for several years. I don’t know why it hasn’t sold yet. However, if I had to pick a house in Kentland, it would undoubtedly be this George F. Barber design on 3rd St.: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/22717232835/in/photostream/ Unfortunately, I can’t recall that house ever being on the market. Kentland has several other interesting Victorian era homes and as you noted, is not too far from the Windy City. Log in to Reply Shawn Cripe says: 24 comments 06/22/2016 at 5:11 pm Here’s another beautiful old place in Missouri: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/101-E-Proctor-St-Sturgeon-MO-65284/119605530_zpid/ Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 06/22/2016 at 5:17 pm No pics are showing in the link. Log in to Reply Shawn Cripe says: 24 comments 06/22/2016 at 5:28 pm I am so sorry, I just clicked on the link I posted and I get all the photos…am I doing something wrong? I think you’d like this one. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 06/22/2016 at 5:44 pm It is now, guess it was a glitch. 🙂 That’s actually really nice, I may post it later today. Thanks! Log in to Reply Shawn Cripe says: 24 comments 06/22/2016 at 5:59 pm Yay!!! You’re very welcome! Thank you for this wonderful site! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 06/22/2016 at 6:37 pm Well the cutest little farm near me is up for sale. It has a wonderful view of Clary Lake and is in a beautiful spot. If I was going to stay in Maine I would beg my husband to buy it. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/754-Gardiner-Rd_Jefferson_ME_04348_M33511-59366#photo35 This is also not far from me and it overlooks Damriscotta Lake. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/70-Waldoboro-Rd_Jefferson_ME_04348_M33026-76374#photo19 I love this place. Sort of reminds me of a Wyeth painting. http://www.estately.com/listings/info/459-waldoboro-rd And for the “if I had a million dollars” list. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1-Pine-Ln_Bremen_ME_04551_M37141-51870#photo0 Log in to Reply JimC says: 47 comments 06/22/2016 at 9:03 pm My wife and I looked at this house in Conway, AR back in late 2012. It was built in 1879 and has a 1920’s addition on the back of the house. We loved the house but it needed work and we talked ourselves out of it. The people who bought it did some major work on the interior. Not much was done to the exterior since it’s in a historic district. Fast forward 3 years and they’ve listed it for sale. Here is the current listing: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1625-Prince-St-Conway-AR-72034/235761_zpid/ Here are some photos archived from the original listing back in 2012, along with an historic photo from around the turn of the last century that the real estate agent gave us on a card when we viewed the house. The current porch is not original and you can see the original porch in this photo. http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/jtcollins57/library/1625%20Prince%20St?sort=3&page=1 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 06/23/2016 at 1:46 pm Some faded old houses fall into the “sleeper” category because they completely lack visual appeal. Here’s a house in Hartford, Indiana, that dates from the 1890’s and probably once had nice curb appeal: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/526-W-Washington-St-Hartford-City-IN-47348/85112202_zpid/ But its now trashed inside and needs substantial work. The house still has some interesting exterior porch ornament and fretwork, some art glass windows and hardwood floors inside. A couple of 40 cubic yard dumpsters, a thorough interior cleanup, and cutting away the jungle hiding the exterior would boost the house’s prospects considerably. I’m not sure if the owner is actually asking $5,000 (or best offer) but even at $10K (provided a clear title comes with the sale) it looks like a bargain to me. The seller provided ample photos which is rare for houses below $50K. I love the balcony porch upstairs. Put $60-$125K into the house and it would transform back into the beauty it once was. At such a low price, it’s prime for a cheap flip or landlord makeover-rescue the house before it suffers that fate. Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/uwJmLf3mkJz Log in to Reply Eric Hoffer says: 2 comments 06/23/2016 at 4:30 pm This is a 1780’s log house, in the historic village of Springfield, Pennsylvania. West of Carlisle, North of Shippensburg, along the Big Spring Creek. Check it out! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/122-Log-Cabin-Rd-Newville-PA-17241/9296211_zpid/?view=public Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 06/23/2016 at 5:33 pm I’ve lived in a log cabin and happen to know something about them. This one is mostly fake. The log ends have to overlap more and the chinking is far too wide. So we know the walls are not structural and the house is built on a steel frame. The inside is obviously modern. On the bright side, they probably put it on a poured concrete foundation so it won’t slowly sink into the ground like a genuine one will. And three bathrooms are nice, assuming they are all indoors and not just a three-holer out back. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 06/23/2016 at 7:24 pm A certain TV theme song comes to mind while looking through this time capsule… 610 Trenton Dr $7,495,000 | 4 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M12204-74890 Log in to Reply tc says: 306 comments 06/24/2016 at 2:04 pm Are you ready to retire? This is a wonderful established B&B. Ready to move into. This is my favorite place to stash extra company and I want it to continue. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/105-Liberty-Ln_Walhalla_SC_29691_M52447-92797#photo0 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 05/05/2017 at 3:30 pm I was going through my images to find today’s old photo (as in 5/5/17) and realize I had another image of this home! I don’t even remember buying them together but don’t remember not either. In any case… Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/29/2017 at 3:55 pm And yes, another old photo where I failed at location. Written on the back of one of these photos “Fargo, ND”. Log in to Reply Comment Here Cancel reply Please Register or Login to post a comment. Registration is free. Think before you type! Keep comments a friendly place for each other, owners and agents. Comments that do not add value to the conversation in a positive manner will not be approved. Click here to read the comment rules, updated 1/12/20.Commenting means you've read and will abide by the comment rules. OHD does not represent this home. Price, status and other details must be independently verified. Do not call the agent unless you are interested in the property.