July 1, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion 07/01/2016 166 Added to OHD on 7/1/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 166 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 166 Comments on July 1, 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. Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/01/2016 at 12:57 pm My apology if I never post the house you take the time to share with us. I mean this with no disrespect or belittling the time you spend on this site or sharing. Some house I cannot share because they are already here (I don’t always say so unless I think letting you know might be of interest by way of history or comments.) Or I feel they have been too updated. Sometimes when I go to post them, already pending sale or off market. Keep in mind, I’ve usually got about 500-700 homes awaiting to be posted and while I’d love to post all the shares, it’s not possible. It’s also not possible for me to reply to all the comments but I do read and look at the houses so don’t think I’m not thankful that you took the time to show us your finds. 🙂 I’m really tired so am taking today off. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday weekend. 🙂 Log in to Reply Wendy says: 46 comments 07/01/2016 at 2:01 pm You’re awesome, Kelly! I love this website and now have my parents are hooked on it! Thanks for all the work you do. Enjoy the weekend off! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/01/2016 at 2:12 pm That’s awesome, glad the whole family enjoys it! 🙂 Thank you! Log in to Reply Lynn says: 12 comments 07/02/2016 at 8:02 am Agreed, this is the one email I look forward to opening!!! Love this site and Kelly you do an awesome job. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/02/2016 at 8:31 am Thanks Lynn! 🙂 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/01/2016 at 5:10 pm Have a wonderful Holiday weekend. Thank you for being so thoughtful to write to us. I don’t think anyone expects anything more from you. It’s amazing all you do as it is. Feel better and rest. Log in to Reply Ozark Dave says: 55 comments 07/01/2016 at 11:40 pm I start everyday with a cup of coffee and Old House Dreams. It’s a positive and upbeat way to start the day. No politics! No doom and gloom. Just beautiful houses and dreams! I feel right at home! Thank you Kelly! Log in to Reply Victoria Webb says: 134 comments 07/01/2016 at 1:58 pm Hope you feel better, Kelly. This heat can be tiring. You deserve a break from entertaining us so well! Here’s one that you’d posted here in 2014, now back on the market: http://www.zillow.com/homes/2458-Sylvester-Hwy,-Moultrie,-GA-31768_rb/ Log in to Reply Lottie says: 379 comments 07/06/2016 at 9:44 pm Beautiful house in Moultrie! Log in to Reply BobcatHannah says: 35 comments 07/01/2016 at 1:59 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/68-W-Central-Ave_Delaware_OH_43015_M45933-51050#photo32 I think the updates on this are nice (except for the bathroom which is fixable) Log in to Reply BobcatHannah says: 35 comments 07/01/2016 at 2:01 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7566-Olentangy-River-Rd_Delaware_OH_43015_M32954-07619#photo36 This behemoth is goreous and I’ve driven by it 1000 times but could never see the house. Great lot along with a house! Log in to Reply Tommy Q says: 460 comments 07/01/2016 at 3:15 pm The contingencies have closed on my house and on this one, my new home in Fort Bragg CA on the Mendocino Coast in northern California. I’m about 600 yards from the ocean. The pictures aren’t much here but it will give you an idea about the place. The backyard is pointing towards the Pacific. Only two families have lived here, the builders in 1912 and the family who bought it in 1951 and lived there until the last passed way early this year. Nothing has been changed since 1912 except for that paneling in the front room. The wall paper appears to be original The house is 100 percent old-growth Redwood. I’m going to have questions about furniture and etc for the future as I’d like to keep it somewhat period correct. I’m totally stoked… -L- http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/235-N-Corry-St_Fort-Bragg_CA_95437_M29748-52347?turbo=1 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/01/2016 at 3:38 pm It’s adorable, congratulations!!! 🙂 Log in to Reply Betsy says: 159 comments 07/01/2016 at 5:20 pm It is a sweet and charming house- Love the simplicity . Congratulations Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/01/2016 at 6:30 pm What a great place. Congratulations! What is next to the stove in the kitchen? Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/01/2016 at 10:25 pm Tommy, you have a very nice place to call home. Who wouldn’t like to live right next to the Pacific although when I lived in northern California I was always surprised by how cold the Pacific waters were in the summer. (Thanks to the Humboldt Current) That helped me to understand the Bay area’s summer fogs which can be pretty bad even in Eureka and Arcata. Your house seems to have been influenced by Craftsman style houses of the period. I suspect square columns once sat atop the pony/knee walls inside. Nice size back yard as well. Hope you have many happy memories there. Log in to Reply Tommy Q says: 460 comments 07/02/2016 at 5:57 pm Thanks John. I lived in Mendocino on Little Lake Road from 1970 until 1984, so this is like going home for me. Yeah, it’s cold but considering how very hot it is in Sacramento these days, I have no problem with 70-degree weather. I used to surf, wore a wet suit. I plan to go back to that, play music once again and generally live out my dotage with old friends. -L- Log in to Reply Tommy Q says: 460 comments 07/02/2016 at 5:52 pm That’s called a trash burner but it will heat the house if you put wood in it. There was obviously a wood burning cook stove in that corner. I’m sure that is asbestos on the wall behind it. It’s small but I don’t need much at my age although I might add a saltbox addition to the north side at some point. We’ll see… -L- Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/02/2016 at 11:09 pm I have never heard of a trash burner so I looked it up. Some have little burners on the top too. Now I want one. Log in to Reply Victoria Webb says: 134 comments 07/02/2016 at 12:12 am Congrats! That’s one of my favorite areas in northern California. You’re so lucky to live near the Pacific – and in redwood timbers! Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1018 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/02/2016 at 2:57 am Tommy, my congratulations as well. Love the kitchen especially. Is that linoleum or carpeting in the pink room? Log in to Reply Tommy Q says: 460 comments 07/02/2016 at 5:54 pm Linoleum. The other bedroom not pictured has brown stuff, same vintage. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1738 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:14 am Congratulations! Very cute house in a wonderful location — love the Mendocino area. What is the appliance with the hose in the wall, next to the stove? Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/02/2016 at 9:25 pm Such a cute place. Looks like most original features are intact, with little to be done. Love the double burner wood fired range still hooked up and ready to go. Nice! California is if nothing else – expensive. Check out this “updated” Aesthetic period mansion in Chillicothe, OH for pennies on the dollar: http://www.trulia.com/property/3169379473-46-Highland-Ave-Chillicothe-OH-45601#photo-1 Log in to Reply Carolyn48 says: 35 comments 07/02/2016 at 11:05 pm I live about 55 miles from Chillicothe. That is a lovely home, but I will have to win the lottery to buy this one! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/03/2016 at 12:12 am There are sooo many great old houses In Chillicothe. Hope I have time to get down there this summer and explore. 🙂 Log in to Reply Shelly Horvath says: 80 comments 07/05/2016 at 5:07 pm I work a lot in Chillicothe. It was the first capital of Ohio and is filled with gorgeous Greek Revival and Federal homes. I love to wander down the streets of the downtown area. This house is amazing and a lot of house for the money! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/03/2016 at 1:36 pm Thanks for sharing Jeff. It conjures up visions of Oscar Wilde meets the Property Brothers. I’ve never seen a finer Aesthetic Movement interior in Ohio but that is as far as I will allow myself to comment. I’m glad its priced well out of my price range. Log in to Reply Don Carleton says: 264 comments 07/03/2016 at 5:27 pm The aluminum/vinyl-sided exterior (particularly those replacement porch columns, ugh!) and replacement windows certainly help disguise the treasures within, but wonderful treasures within there are! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/04/2016 at 10:26 pm I guess Don said it for you John, and me too. The exterior is VERY unfortunate for sure. I don’t really mind the vast Florida room. My plants would be in heaven in there during wintertime, (and so would I). I actually really like the kitchen too. It has been molded into that former public room actually quite nicely; is not over grand or overly pompous. I find The color choices in cabinetry and counters very pleasing. Compared to so many of the “dream” kitchens we see in old houses, this one does not seem out of place. I’ll wager there are many more great original features in this house which are not shown in the images. FOR $440K! I mean – good lord.. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/04/2016 at 10:36 pm Check out this BEAUTY, certainly more affordable, in LOVELY little, lakeside, Rochester, IN. Comes complete with ROCK SOLID gravity steam heating system. What could be finer??? 🙂 http://www.trulia.com/property/3201162925-1029-Main-St-Rochester-IN-46975#photo-12 Log in to Reply RonnieH says: 82 comments 07/01/2016 at 3:17 pm Nice one in Sacramento, California: http://www.trulia.com/property/3216204915-1931-21st-St-Sacramento-CA-95811#photo-19 Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1116 comments 07/01/2016 at 4:27 pm This is a gorgeous home. (I like the reference to ‘Poverty Ridge’). The only thing I would change is the overabundance of wall papers. They’re very lovely, but too busy for me. The rest? oooh. The stained glass is phenomenal! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/01/2016 at 6:34 pm Wow. Some of the prettiest stained glass I have seen. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/01/2016 at 10:29 pm Awesome house! I’m surprised its still on the market. If I were to ever live in California again and could afford it, this house would be an old house dream come true. Thanks for sharing. Log in to Reply Don Carleton says: 264 comments 07/03/2016 at 5:32 pm Dear Mr. S. Re: this amazing CA house: take a second look at the saucer-domed ceiling of the tower’s open loggia–another example of a pebble-cast ceiling treatment in an “indoor-outdoor” space (e.g. the example on the RI house we were discussing a week or two ago). I knew there were other examples out there! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/03/2016 at 10:39 pm Don, You’re absolutely correct about the Sacramento example. One can see the individual pebbles in the concrete or stucco matrix. Note it also has a (cracked) concrete floor. However, I’m still not 100% convinced that was the exact same thing we were seeing in the Colonial Revival house (was it in Rhode Island?) under discussion several weeks ago. It does bolster the likelihood that the stucco-like material in the Colonial Rev. house could have been original. If that’s the case, it’s not a common ceiling treatment; the majority have beaded board ceilings or other decorative board treatments. My opinion against it being original was that the rest of the house was clad in wood. In a masonry or stucco clad house it would have likely been original and may be so there too but if that’s the case its rare at least from the thousands of period homes I’ve seen. Maybe it was something local by a certain contractor or architect. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 570 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:47 am Now that is one magnificent home!!! I think this is my new favorite. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen a house that stops me in my tracks. I can’t get over all the attention to detail. Great find! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/03/2016 at 12:21 am WOW……. Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2451 comments 07/03/2016 at 7:32 pm That is a stunning house, especially some of the stain glass windows. I might want to see what kind of wood were under all that white paint if it were mine but it is a stunning place either way. Thanks for sharing Ronnie. Log in to Reply Coqu says: 259 comments 07/01/2016 at 4:01 pm Two other pictures from Woodstock, Maine’s 1915 Centennial (I assume yours is also Maine, the handwriting in the corner is pretty similar): http://s3.amazonaws.com/thmb.inkfrog.com/pix/popcornjohn/08032015001.jpg/520/0 (Knights of Pythias pictured) http://theoldmotor.com/?attachment_id=119906 (Model T pictured) Log in to Reply Coqu says: 259 comments 07/01/2016 at 4:31 pm https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10429806_715893458530854_8133203824549106442_n.jpg?oh=799b9e6be15dd3754d838b79e4257c2e&oe=5806DEC1 (Another festive photo, large crowd) Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1738 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:19 am How cool to know! I love both of those houses in more sensible times. Kelly, have a super holiday, take it easy, nap plenty (like me!), and just veg for a few days. We love you & wish you the very best. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/01/2016 at 5:02 pm Oh! That is so cool!!! Thanks for finding those! Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 647 comments 07/01/2016 at 4:17 pm I, for one, love it when I see posts by Fergus of old homes in the UK. Here’s an interesting article from Curbed.com about the impact of Brexit on these homes. http://www.curbed.com/2016/6/30/12067428/brexit-british-country-houses Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1738 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:25 am Nice if you’re buying with foreign currency. Values for the £ will change a good deal as this is worked out. The UK will be much healthier economically in the future, I’m sure, so who knows, this may be a good time to buy from abroad before the currency rises. There’s been far too much ridiculous fear about this, fed by those with a vested interest in the old status quo. Super houses, thanks for the listings! Log in to Reply Charles B says: 481 comments 07/01/2016 at 5:01 pm Kelly, I think should take up a collection to send you on a nice rejuvenating cruise for a couple of weeks! Here’s one of my favorites here in the wine country of Western New York. The G.W. Palmer mansion is a brick Tuscan villa that dates back to 1856 in the Old Town section of Westfield (‘grape juice capitol of the world’). At $119,000, it costs less than most bland ranch houses one-third its size: http://ccbrmls.com/public/search/advanced/summary.asp?Listing_ID=1039105 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/01/2016 at 5:05 pm I think it would drive me crazy to not sit down to work during a vacation (which I have anyway when we go away.) 🙂 Thanks for the thought though. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 302 comments 07/01/2016 at 10:13 pm Blown-in insulation in a brick wall? Moisture condenses on masonry because of the thermal mass and the idea of furring-out is to let the water drip and drain off without harming the interior finish. If you stuff the space with insulation it won’t drain off and you will get mold, or your insulation will get soggy and collapse. Am I right? Log in to Reply Amy Darlene says: 1 comments 07/01/2016 at 5:36 pm This crazy house called “the circus house” is for sale in Columbus Oh http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/05/25/photo-tour-sells-mansion-aka-the-circus-house-for.html http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/755-Dennison-Ave-Columbus-OH-43215/33845587_zpid/ Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/03/2016 at 6:27 pm Amy, this house is so unusual and amazing!!! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/01/2016 at 6:10 pm This house is in Portland ME in an exquisite historic neighborhood. It has so much outside detail it reminds me of a wedding cake. Built in 1880. It’s really a very beautiful Victorian. Realtor says it needs updates. Needs a period kitchen but they didn’t remove anything period from the room, just added cabinets. The room is amazing. Check out the Chandelier in the dining room. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/394-Danforth-St_Portland_ME_04102_M38955-48477#photo0 This is a rare gem on Great Diamond Island. I cannot believe the price!!! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/49-Cleeve-St_Portland_ME_04109_M46331-68224#photo0 Wow, wow, wow. On the famous Western Promenade in Portland Maine this is a George C. West Mansion. Built in 1912 and restored so beautifully. The staircase is breathtaking. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/181-Western-Promenade_Portland_ME_04102_M39951-22496#photo0 If I had the money…..New England Colonial Farmhouse simply restored. On 25 acres with two bathtubs outside facing the river….Oh did I mention there is an Agra range? http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1110-North-Rd_North-Yarmouth_ME_04097_M35793-38823#photo0 Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 570 comments 07/01/2016 at 7:46 pm Oh my gosh, that first one from Portland Maine is just AMAZING! There’s so much attention to detail and so much character. I love it so much, I’d be in heaven in that place. Log in to Reply says: 35 comments 07/01/2016 at 9:15 pm That Stick Victorian on Danforth st in Portland has been on the market forever! I love the stained glass enclosed entryway… Here is an awesome cottage out on Peaks Island where I live. Wish I could buy and restore it. Things are getting really pricy out here now :/ http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/88-Trefethen-Ave-Portland-ME-04108/84956901_zpid/ Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/01/2016 at 9:28 pm I love the old photo they included. Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/01/2016 at 10:33 pm Better photos on the Danforth St. house in the gallery, courtesy of OHD. 🙂 http://tours.jonreece.com/394DanforthSt/tour.html https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/10/24/c-1880-stick-victorian-portland-me/ This John Calvin Stevens cottage is still available too. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/03/26/1890-shingle-victorian-portland-me/ A cool photo blog on Vintage Portland: https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/ Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/02/2016 at 6:00 pm Jim, I guess a senior moment occurred, but in fairness, this was back in 2013. Despite my less than perfect memory my appreciation for this rare styled house and some of its Aesthetic details remain. Thanks for jogging my memory. Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/02/2016 at 10:21 pm John, honestly I hadn’t remembered it either, maybe because the old photo set wasn’t very good. A couple of blurbs say it was built 1870-71 for banker Edward A. Noyes. It looks almost identical in an old photo except slate siding replaced clapboards and the old paint job wasn’t high contrast (which should be fixed). The detailed brochure includes a $267k estimate for needed repairs – Ouch! http://394danforthstreet.com/uploads/media/default/0001/01/ccbd5e8eb3fc28b454877183d686868386cd7483.pdf Beautiful place. Thanks Sue! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/03/2016 at 12:52 am Hey Jim. I just wanted to point out another crazy “Zook” masterpiece now on the market up in Dupage county IL. I know you liked the last one we saw, and this one is a real knockout; I mean BEYOND. I posted the link last week, but late for most to have seen it, and my tag line MAY have put some off; (imagine that). Aneehoo, (EVERYONE): don’t miss it! http://www.trulia.com/property/3233877686-815-The-Pnes-Hinsdale-IL-60521#photo-1 https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/05/12/1927-tudor-revival-hinsdale-il/ Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/03/2016 at 3:38 pm Thanks Jeff – that’s a cool one too! It must have been mind-blowing in the 30’s sitting on top of the hill with no other houses around. There was a Civil War era stone “castle” there that was demolished and the stone reused for the house, and the property was subdivided later. Lots of Zooks in Hinsdale. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-09-22/news/8503040709_1_hinsdale-nephew-house http://www.bobdavies.net/zook_houses.htm You’ll like this one – also in Chicagoland, the 1917 Booth House in Glencoe, designed by FLW for his attorney: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20160630/CRED0701/160629809/first-look-at-frank-lloyd-wright-home-for-sale-in-glencoe Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/03/2016 at 10:36 pm Oh yeah. I’ll look fwd. to seeing more of that one for sure. Thanks’ Jim! Thanks’ for the other links too. Enjoying having five minutes here and there to look at houses this weekend. Also, so pleased to see that this submission forum has been such a boon to OHD in finding great listings all over. Old house lovers rock! Log in to Reply Arkham says: 71 comments 07/06/2016 at 2:20 pm The old goth in me loves that place. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/03/2016 at 6:02 pm You are welcome Jim. Maine being the conservative (money wise) place that it is, I am not surprised that the Danforth house is still on the market especially with the estimate on what has to be put into it. It certainly is beautiful though and Portland is such a fun and pretty city. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/02/2016 at 11:12 pm Lindsay, I adore the cottage (accept for the dang kitchen area). What a gem. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/01/2016 at 10:40 pm Sue, the first house is phenomenal and in the rare Victorian Stick Style. Moreover, it still retains some of its original rare Aesthetic Movement interior details. The Aesthetic Movement was imported from Great Britain and enjoyed a short period of popularity peaking in the early 1880’s mainly on the Eastern Seaboard. Thanks for sharing. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1738 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:38 am The Great Diamond Island house is the PERFECT summer place. I’m moving in right away! And the listing promises 21,830 acres, all for $300K! The whole state of Maine! Love the colonial house too — and its magnificent barn, wow, fell hard for that. The property is so beautiful! The 2 bathtubs are waiting for the next Cialis ad, right? Log in to Reply Carol says: 72 comments Washington, PA 07/02/2016 at 3:46 pm LOL. The first thing I thought of when I saw the bathtubs was the Cialis ad. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/03/2016 at 6:10 pm Ha! Now that house will never look the same to me. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/03/2016 at 6:31 pm There is a fabulous restaurant on Great Diamond Island too. http://diamondsedgerestaurantandmarina.com/ Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2451 comments 07/03/2016 at 7:51 pm Funny, the lot it’s on doesn’t look that big….LOL! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/03/2016 at 12:29 am Sweet! Thank you so much for pointing out the Portland listing Sue. A real treat to see so many more great photos of that REMARKABLE house. You just made my weekend! 🙂 https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/10/24/c-1880-stick-victorian-portland-me/ Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/03/2016 at 6:13 pm Rosewater, every Summer fabulous homes go up for sale here in Maine in hopes of catching out of state buyers. It is so much fun to go through the listings. I used to buy Downeast Magazine just to look at the summer listings. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/03/2016 at 10:44 pm Sue, I used to get old copies of “MLS books”, (remember those?), from my mother’s agent friend when I was a kid. heheheh. Thirty years later my obsession has not waned in the least. I’m sure Freud had something to say on the subject, but I don’t really care 😉 Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/03/2016 at 11:18 pm In North Yarmouth, vinyl outside, and whitewash and granite inside isn’t really “restored”. The site is great and the house is pretty, though I’m not seeing much original content left from the 200 year old farmstead. (A guy I knew had a fiberglass replica of a classic car. He said “At 70 miles an hour, who knows the difference? He didn’t care but some folks do.) Log in to Reply Lottie says: 379 comments 07/06/2016 at 10:26 pm Sue, when I scrolled to the 4th pic of the West Mansion in Portland, I just stopped !!!! to look at those sweet stairs! Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 570 comments 07/01/2016 at 6:20 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1536-W-Walnut-St_Allentown_PA_18102_M48384-77491 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2836-Crest-Ave-N_Allentown_PA_18104_M42133-70593#photo2 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1865-Oliver-Ave_Memphis_TN_38114_M75777-95482#photo0 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4009-W-Lawther-Dr_Dallas_TX_75214_M76633-50749#photo0 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/03/2016 at 6:23 pm Wow, the Dallas house is a like a resort. I adore the Memphis house but I am so confused at how they have utilized the space. The couch is in the entrance way in front of doors to the parlor? Did they make the parlor into a bedroom? And what room has the bar in it? I wish they would include floor plans in listing like the do in the UK. Log in to Reply Sara says: 1 comments 07/01/2016 at 6:36 pm Beautiful Victorian in Madison, WI. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/115-Ely-Pl-Madison-WI-53726/55403986_zpid/ Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 570 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:27 am Oh wow what a place! The outside is simply amazing to look at at. There’s so much going on! But what I really like is the big stairway window. The wooden carvings at the top remind me so much of the windows at my church! I wonder if they got the idea from a church. Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1127 comments 07/02/2016 at 5:56 pm Love that crenelated tower on this beautiful Shingle style house. Problems with the neighbors? Just fire a few arrows in the direction from behind your very own battlements. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 570 comments 07/01/2016 at 6:37 pm This is another house I wanted to post but I lost it for a minute and had to search for it again. It’s all remodeled on the inside but it’s such a cool house I just had to include it! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/825-Clubhouse-Rd_York_PA_17403_M42138-04365 Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/03/2016 at 9:28 pm Thanks Lindsay, it’s still a neat house despite the updates! Also in York, the large Brockie Mansion, and the Dempwolf house (again): http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/900-Brockie-Ln-York-PA-17403/60475446_zpid/ http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/701-S-George-St-York-PA-17401/82770762_zpid/ Log in to Reply Melody says: 533 comments 07/01/2016 at 6:43 pm I love driving by this house whenever I get the chance. The house is in a small town named Strathroy, it’s in the next county over from me. Like most small towns in this area, Strathroy is packed full of beautiful homes. Most towns around here formed back in the early to mid 1800’s, mostly developing around the railroad or oil fields. Old House Dreamers would be in heaven walking around these areas. Just take a Google walk around! This house is Georgian style, built in 1872. https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/16804929/28273-CENTRE-RD-ADELAIDE-METCALFE-TWP-Ontario-N7G3C5 Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 828 comments 07/01/2016 at 7:54 pm Love the Centennial House, Kelly! I am traveling this week and spent some time in beautiful Montgomery, AL. Just had to check out some old houses for sale there! Built in 1925: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1746-S-Perry-St-Montgomery-AL-36104/72825925_zpid/ Built in 1908: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/103-N-Lewis-St-Montgomery-AL-36107/118933712_zpid/ Happy 4th everyone! Log in to Reply Gordon Perry says: 3 comments 07/01/2016 at 8:02 pm Listed on the National Historic Register – Really nice example of Brick Italianate style built early 1800’s: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8660-Allensville-Rd-Allensville-KY-42204/115462844_zpid/ Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/01/2016 at 11:01 pm Nice one Gordon! That’s the Haddox House aka Hightower Place, built by merchant Charles W. Haddox in 1870. Modernized a bit much for my taste but still a great house in a sleepy little place. The whole hamlet is on the NRHP. http://www.hightowerplace.com/ Log in to Reply Victoria Webb says: 134 comments 07/02/2016 at 3:32 pm Wow, there’s even a general store with my name on it. Spectacular house and grounds, Tuscany meets Kentucky. That circular staircase to the basement is wonderful. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6326 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/03/2016 at 12:40 am Not much left, but that hardware is outstanding. thx.. Log in to Reply Coqu says: 259 comments 07/01/2016 at 10:00 pm Would love to read some feedback on a question I have: What careers involve dealing with old homes (i.e. research, grants, sales, etc.)? I live in a newer area where there really is no appreciation for old homes, so my experience and knowledge of these possible careers is really limited, but I’m thinking some here might have a few ideas! Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1018 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/02/2016 at 4:24 am Hi Coqu, I would suggest maybe looking into local, statewide and national historic preservation societies for informational and networking purposes. There may be good opportunities for volunteer, intern, apprentice and even staff positions to gain hands-on, practical experience (plus it would be fun!). Such organizations can give you some good ideas for job areas that fit your specific interests and aptitudes (for example, real estate, restorations, special events, advocacy, docent-work). Also, because professional standards for historic preservation have risen, a career would likely entail multi-disciplinary study in areas like architecture, public history, museum studies and the arts, including graduate work. Other fields, like law and accounting, could also be suitable. Vocational schools, short courses and workshops are also an option. You could look at government job listings to see if there’s an area that interests you. State parks/monuments or the Department of the Interior, for example. Good luck! Log in to Reply Coqu says: 259 comments 07/02/2016 at 12:43 pm Hey, Daughter of George. Thanks for the response. I’m thinking of relocating and any area I move will likely have more opportunities to volunteer to get my feet wet in this field, good idea. I also assumed specialized degrees (which I likely haven’t even heard of) might be a requirement for some areas, which is why I let out a sigh after I posted — *sigh* 🙂 Log in to Reply Victoria Webb says: 134 comments 07/02/2016 at 3:06 pm Coqu, there are jobs to be had in the field. Try this link: http://about.aaslh.org/jobs/?gclid=CJHo3tu71c0CFRY7gQoddz8Pwg Also, the state of PA has a very good site about preservation. I became certified in historic preservation through courses they offered in Harrisburg. Very informative, other states may offer similar resources: http://about.aaslh.org/jobs/?gclid=CJHo3tu71c0CFRY7gQoddz8Pwg Log in to Reply Coqu says: 259 comments 07/03/2016 at 2:38 am Thanks for the reply, Victoria. I will add this link to my windows to read. “Whether you are a student, an emerging professional, or seasoned professional, AASLH can help you plan and advance your career.” — sounds like a good resource! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/01/2016 at 10:52 pm Kelly, glad you are going to take a well deserved rest. I feel a bit guilty posting as I know you have to read and review every post. Here’s wishing you and all U.S. Old House Dreams fans a safe and happy July 4th. (acknowledging that Old House Dreams has a considerable international audience) Log in to Reply Sherry says: 1 comments 07/02/2016 at 7:23 am Kelly…thank you for all your hard work. It is always exciting to open up your email in the morning and see what is available. It has also been very educational as I have always really enjoyed seeing these historic places but never knew much about type and builder before. It really amazes me how much knowledge you and your friends share. Would love to see more in Texas. Thank you again for this great site!!! Enjoy your 4th!! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/02/2016 at 8:32 am Thank you Sherry! 🙂 You too! I’ll work on getting more Texas homes on the site. Log in to Reply MikeE says: 359 comments 07/02/2016 at 9:49 am Happy Independence Day! I’d like to share a house in my town that is currently for sale. While I don’t know the people who live there now, I am familiar with the house. It is known locally as the Odum house, and is in very good condition. The immediate neighborhood has improved dramatically in the past 5 years, many older homes being restored. The listing states that it was built in 1875, but it was not built until 1901. Below the realtor.com link is a link to a page on a local history site that gives historical info on the house. Marion IL is a great place to live and raise a family, taxes are not bad, and Marion has a lot of new development. We are about as far from Chicago as you can get and still be in the same state, we are southeast of St Louis and only 3 hrs from Nashville TN. Check it out 🙂 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/812-N-Market-St_Marion_IL_62959_M88392-42805#photo23 http://www.mihp.org/2012/12/812-n-market/ Log in to Reply Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments 07/02/2016 at 11:27 am Gosh — I perked up when I read Marion Illinois. My parents and both sets of grandparents grew up there and as a kid I remember vividly visiting my grandmother. Her little old house was so sweet and we used to marvel at how it hadn’t been updated since about 1915!! I haven’t been back there since about 1962 — I’m sure it has changed a lot. Log in to Reply MikeE says: 359 comments 07/03/2016 at 6:45 pm Yes, it has really grown, but the downtown area where we live really hasn’t changed that much. What were your grandparents’ names? If you know what your grandmother’s address was, I could maybe give you an update on the house… Log in to Reply Sue says: 1134 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/07/2016 at 10:10 pm Ooooooooooooo, what a beautiful staircase. Log in to Reply KathySE says: 11 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:36 am Hi Coqu, here is a list of careers listed on Preservation Directory: http://www.preservationdirectory.com/PreservationBlogs/ArticleListings.aspx?catid=3 Log in to Reply Coqu says: 259 comments 07/02/2016 at 12:36 pm Thanks for the link, Kathy. There are a ton listed there, wow! Will be some good reading when the sun goes down! Log in to Reply Dave says: 1 comments 07/02/2016 at 11:48 am http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/156-Main-St_Kingston_NH_03848_M49396-11238?ex=NH587732977 Beautiful home in southern NH, 1 hour north of Boston. 1st time for sale in generations. Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 807 comments 07/02/2016 at 3:57 pm This same home popped up today as a “news” story on The Guardian’s (English newspaper) website. Gives some context… https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/02/founding-father-josiah-bartlett-home-for-sale-new-hampshire Log in to Reply Rachel says: 18 comments 07/02/2016 at 12:46 pm Nogales, AZ. Houses like this are a rare find down here. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/613-N-Sierra-Ave-Nogales-AZ-85621/50931764_zpid/ Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 647 comments 07/02/2016 at 2:04 pm Cool house, and that’s about as far south as you can get in AZ. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 570 comments 07/02/2016 at 3:09 pm The outside is period appropriate but most of the inside is remodeled unfortunately. There is SOME things left untouched though which is super nice. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/661-W-Chestnut-St_Lancaster_PA_17603_M39905-67216#photo0 This area has A LOT of these enormous beautiful houses and I love driving through there and looking at them all. I had a friend who lived in an older home around here and the house was absolutely massive. Lots of fond memories were had there and I miss those days. Anyway, here’s just a home I found and really liked: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/815-Parkes-Run-Ln_Villanova_PA_19085_M37143-08487#photo0 Log in to Reply Betsy says: 159 comments 07/02/2016 at 4:12 pm Thank you Kelly and everyone else for posting all of these great homes ! Log in to Reply Victoria Webb says: 134 comments 07/02/2016 at 5:14 pm I found this one on the Georgia Trust site. A lovely c.1887 Queen Anne in Eatonton, GA for $650k: http://ezellhouse01.weebly.com/ Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 647 comments 07/03/2016 at 8:29 am Nice house, but another listing that is heavy on marketing and light on details. Is listing price, number of BR and BA and other important details becoming passé? I know that you can eventually find this ones details eventually, but it’s an interesting trend. Log in to Reply says: 31 comments 07/02/2016 at 7:40 pm Recently on the market is a house I used to live in, in Mesilla, New Mexico. The architecture is desert functional, made of adobe inside and out, built in a traditional style adobe of the northern Mexican desert of Chihuahua. It was built in 1853, a year before this part of Mexico became part of the United states, and 59 years before New Mexico became a state. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2226-Calle-De-Guadalupe_Mesilla_NM_88046_M24891-41471 Don’t let the very plain exterior shots of the house fool you. Many houses in Mesilla, NM, have plain entrances, only to open up into jaw-dropping interiors like this one. Log in to Reply sothwestguy says: 6 comments 07/03/2016 at 11:04 am Having visited Melilla NM. It is a very historic town, the core around the plaza is charming. Mesilla has visitors from around the world. A lot of Billy the Kid history as well. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1738 comments 07/04/2016 at 9:05 am Really stunning house. The exterior severity is a wonderful contrast to its exuberant inside. Bet walking through it is an adventure, each corner & room bringing up something unexpected. Lucky you to have lived there! Wish I could. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:41 pm Utah: Nice detail on the wood trim: 2627 S Jefferson Ave $219,000 | 5 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M17606-65606 Cool purple bathtub! Unique porch: 614 23rd St 614 23rd St $289,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M10662-89726 Nice built-ins, and lots of ’em: 2520 S Jefferson Ave $455,000 | 6 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M19873-14440 Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 570 comments 07/03/2016 at 7:13 pm Oh wow that craftsman is amazing. I absolutely love that skylight! That’s one of the coolest skylights I’ve ever seen. Log in to Reply says: 73 comments 07/05/2016 at 11:49 am “Cool purple bathtub! Unique porch:” Forget the bathtub – that’s the staircase of my dreams!!!!!! 😀 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/05/2016 at 1:34 pm It is a gorgeous staircase! …and I just noticed something – that WIDE eave on the circular part of the upper porch…do you think there was a tower, or partial tower at one time? Just not sure I’ve seen that before. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 647 comments 07/02/2016 at 10:53 pm Yes, I understand the complete impracticality of a 500 year old chateau in SW France, but it’s a nice fantasy. http://beauxvillages.com/en/properties-south-west-france.html?view=property&id=8636: Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1738 comments 07/04/2016 at 9:21 am Impracticality is the word — try working with the Fondation du Patrimoine & other French historic protection authorities; they protect buildings right up till they fall apart while their owners wait for an endless list of approvals! A good idea gone rabid. It’s great, though, to see a place with elements of the real thing — it draws you in, doesn’t it? The pigeonnier is superb, makes me picture donkey carts & keepers in tights. I’m worried about its stability, however. The views are gorgeous all around — thanks for finding this! Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 647 comments 07/04/2016 at 1:01 pm Yes, well I doubt they are any more difficult than their counterparts in the UK. But yes, in the US we’re so lucky. It is a great house and I agree the pigeonnier has some issues to resolve. But overall it looks like it’s had some terrfic maintenance. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1738 comments 07/04/2016 at 4:41 pm From what I’ve read (never done it myself, whew!) they are harder to work with in France because of a lack of consistency, a rule being laid down & then changed once the work is done, plus frequently interminable waits (even years) for decisions. Immaterial — that is a castle that needs saving! I thought about those views all afternoon & the thrill of seeing them from such historic heights. Yes on the pigeonnier — I didn’t mean it hadn’t been cared for; it is SO old & in very good shape, just taking on a tiny slant. I think it’s enchanting! Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/03/2016 at 12:05 am Small town TN: This one, I LOVE. I think she’s easily saveable: 205 Cumberland City Rd $85,000 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M83108-87555 I’m not normally a fan of homes that have apartments built in (i.e. B&Bs), but this attic apartment is really kinda cool. My first two years of college I lived in an attic apartment of a 1910 Sears house. I loved that place. 23 Marion St $159,900 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M39179-84438 2100 S Main St $199,900 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M46846-37291 Log in to Reply Noelle says: 46 comments 07/03/2016 at 3:33 am 1833 house for sale in the West Village, NYC. For that area it’s nog even that expensive. I wouldn’t change much, through out the carpet and maybe the wallpaper. Other than that it’s perfect. http://www.trulia.com/property/3238177139-232-W-10th-St-New-York-NY-10014 http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.nl/2013/03/the-1833-blauvelt-house-no-232-w-10th-st.html Log in to Reply katie kofemug says: 2 comments 07/03/2016 at 6:39 am Someone mentioned plan book houses as being the basis for many homes. I confess, as I’ve scrolled and looked at these gorgeous homes, I recognized more than a few from Merrymeeting Archive and archive.org house plan finds. I’ve been so enjoying this site and the respectful, helpful comments that I thought I might offer something back. If the person(s) who were discussing Plan Books is interested, you can find a list of Kit Book Homes here [be careful this site will draw you in and you might need breadcrumbs to find your way back]: http://sears-house-seeker.blogspot.com/2015/07/catalogs-online-sears-radford-gordon.html & here are historic plans & construction design books: http://www.housemouse.net/ These books are often full of period specific details regarding hardware, plumbing, wiring, which companies were located where, etc as well as “standard options” you could order. Ironically, what were once the modest starter/ young family homes are now the Dreams people long to find. Again, thanks for the many hours of dreaming. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 302 comments 07/03/2016 at 12:31 pm I think we should mention that the planbooks are NOT copyrighted and are available for free online, mostly from archive.org. Dover Publications added a useful essay to their reprint of The Cottage Souvenir No. 2, and that essay is copyrighted, but George Barber’s plans are in the public domain. Whether housemouse.net deserves their $39 or so as a mirror server is up to you. Log in to Reply katie kofemug says: 2 comments 07/03/2016 at 8:36 pm Absolutely agree Ed! The Sears links are almost all linked to archive.org except where noted. Housemouse is a good place to discover titles, dates of publication, etc. I have vision issues so e-books, esp pdfs that zoom with reasonable clarity, are a blessing to me and why archive.net is my second home. For me, print books such as amazon and housemouse folks create from public domain require a huge magnifying glass and direct lighting and that only works for an hour or so. That said, I do appreciate many, many folks prefer the hard copy in their hands and on their shelves. Thanks for making a really valid point I neglected 🙂 Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1018 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/03/2016 at 12:58 pm Tommy, are you lucky! Linoleum like that (is it a linoleum rug?) is so rare, and so collectible. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 780 comments 07/03/2016 at 5:51 pm I ran away from California and am visiting family in NC. I just drove by this looker and had to see what the inside looked like. Bummer about the fireplace, but it sure is adorable. Im mobile so I apologize if it’s been posted before. Having trouble searching. http://www.berkshirehathawayhs.com/McMillen-and-Associates-Realty-NC302/homes-for-sale/308-W-Main-St-Faison-NC-28341-125117257 Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2451 comments 07/03/2016 at 7:58 pm Kelly, I hope you have a great holiday and thanks for all you do to bring us this site. I enjoy the time I spend here and learn new things each day! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/03/2016 at 9:20 pm Thanks Michael, you too! Log in to Reply Shelly says: 37 comments 07/04/2016 at 1:51 pm Sharing a video found on a favorite old house FB page today, the MAGNIFICENT historic Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, Georgia. c.1855, along with links to the Hay House website & FB page. Enjoy! Tour: http://www.c-span.org/video/?317609-1/macons-historic-hay-house Website: http://www.hayhousemacon.org/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Hay-House-284285678304101/ Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/04/2016 at 1:54 pm More TN! Super cute. Love the entrance and flower beds: 419 N Jefferson Ave $214,500 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M88018-82306 Needs more photos. Exterior was interesting: 400 N Douglas Ave $32,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M83464-63631 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11783 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/04/2016 at 5:53 pm This was just too weird and interesting to not share. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/699-N-600-E-Logan-UT-84321/2098050669_zpid/ PS, this week may be spotty with posts as I am a bit ill. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/04/2016 at 7:36 pm Gotta admit, it’s groovy. Pic #14 is my favorite. Log in to Reply Teri says: 41 comments 07/05/2016 at 1:43 am Here’s a beauty in my town. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/130-S-Clark-St-Centreville-MI-49032/74805809_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/05/2016 at 5:19 am This one is kind of simple, but there’s something about it. I really like the realtor’s description, and the price seems low: 5 S Central Ave $99,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M32528-00573 This one could be lovely. The exterior needs some serious help. The photos were taken on a dark, dreary day so the property and outbuildings seem a bit eerie. 13 acres. I like the photo with the stone steps leading to nothing but a foundation. 18 College Hill Rd $99,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M45087-24038 Love the exterior: 9 Miles Rd $187,500 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M49908-19380 Unique: 40 High St $240,000 | 2 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M34798-02256 9 North St $99,900 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M38087-06054 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/05/2016 at 7:35 am Also, the one on Central Ave – I can’t decide if the black and white photo they’ve included is an actual old photo of the home, or a recent photo with a filter applied.There appears to be an old well (or something) in the foreground of the black and white photo that I can’t locate in the color photos, so maybe it’s older. Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/05/2016 at 5:08 pm Thanks Cora. In the same NE CT area, this foreclosure needs some work though it didn’t look bad in the video a few years: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/53-E-Main-St_Canaan_CT_06018_M44509-35934 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWiB_rMbwVk https://goo.gl/maps/MbCbEc7Hap22 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/05/2016 at 6:12 pm I saw that one when I was browsing! I thought it looked really interesting but since there were no interior pics I didn’t share it. Thanks for the video – it does look like it was in good shape then. More updated than I would prefer, but I’m weird that way. 🙂 Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/05/2016 at 11:26 pm Buying any house for $60k in Litchfield Co. is rare! That whole NY/CT/MA corner area has everything from little cottages to ancient homesteads to huge estates. Log in to Reply Susanna Bartee says: 1 comments 07/05/2016 at 1:56 pm This is Main Street USA living at its best. The historic Mettier Building was built in 1842 as a confectionary shop on Main Street, Weston, Missouri. The top floor was used as a ballroom for Soldiers and wives from nearby Fort Leavenworth. Over the years it has been in use in various ways, to include a bookstore and barber shop. The current state includes a large first-floor retail space and three newly-renovated apartments that rent for approximately $700/month. Buyers could renovate the top two floors into a spacious living space and rent both retail space and garden apartment for income. See photos and more information at http://www.517mainst.com Log in to Reply Mike says: 359 comments 1886 Queen Anne Victorian IL 07/05/2016 at 4:25 pm Sorry to hear you are under the weather Kelly, hope you feel better real soon. I found this brick beauty by accident today, and thought it was worth sharing. It is currently a B&B. It would look much better with historical wallpaper instead of the white walls, but most of the woodwork appears to be in great, unpainted condition. Not sure exactly what style this would fit into, Italianate with Second Empire influences? http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/262-Main-St_Carthage_IL_62321_M88153-22929 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/05/2016 at 11:26 pm Mike, I think it began as a fairly straight-forward 1873 towered (with a nod towards the Second Empire style) Italianate. Then, between about 1890 and a decade later an oriel Queen Anne style turret was added as well as the wrap-around porch. The staircase and newel are pure 1870’s Italianate but the interior fretwork is consistent with this later stylistic update. Wealthy people of that era frequently made changes to their homes to show they kept current with the latest styles. Since those changes were made long ago, from a preservation standpoint it would probably be best not to remove the later alterations. Besides, an argument could be made that they add character to the house. Carthage, Illinois, was home to architect George Payne who through submissions to various trade magazines of the late Victorian era managed to attract a national audience from his small town. Quite a few Payne designed homes and buildings survive in Carthage but I don’t think his architectural career goes back to the early 1870’s so this house was likely designed by a different architect. Payne may or may not have had a hand in the later changes, though. Log in to Reply Mike says: 359 comments 1886 Queen Anne Victorian IL 07/06/2016 at 6:23 pm Thanks for the insight, John! There were so many styles of architecture used in a span of only a few years, it really was (IMHO) the golden age of residential architecture! Our house (1884) is a fairly simple 2-story Queen Anne, a typical middle class home in Smalltown USA. We are discussing adding on square footage and also restoring some exterior details that have been lost. Whatever we decide to do, I want it to look like the additions are, if not original, at least in keeping with the house. I hate it when people change old homes and think that because they slap a little area of vinyl fish-scale somewhere that they are improving the house… Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5473 comments 07/06/2016 at 9:15 pm Mike, I agree that the best additions and changes are sympathetic to the original style of the house. Queen Annes houses have been described as an “anything goes” style but there were still some defining characteristics. You seem to have a good understanding of Victorian era styles so I’m sure any additions you may make will harmonize with the original house. A conundrum exists for preservationists in that the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation (applicable to houses in historic districts and on the National Register of Historic Places) requires additions to be visually different from the original design, yet sympathetic to it. The good intent behind that is to not trick the public into thinking more recent additions or changes are original to the house. A bit tricky sometimes… Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/05/2016 at 9:07 pm Surely there’s some historical significance to this home (Jim H hint hint). 🙂 They’ve slashed the price. It certainly needs lots of love…but even in its current state, it’s just breathtaking. I love the tall, tall chimneys, and the oval window on the side view. From the interior, it appears that window has been filled in (above the wonderful staircase). 679 N Main St $209,000 | 9 Bed • 9 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M61161-98564 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/05/2016 at 9:18 pm Usually, the pricey homes have been updated more than I would want, so unless I really like them I pass them up without sharing. I really like this one, even though it too has been updated more than I would personally prefer. 1824: 827 Campbell Rd $1,750,000 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M53190-06804 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/05/2016 at 9:42 pm Fairly original farmhome, located near historical Appomattox in 1860. Very simple. Several curious outbuildings: 7724 Red House Rd $129,900 | 2 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M63821-29490 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/05/2016 at 10:34 pm I love the house… I LOVE the old abandoned country store! I dont have the slightest idea what I’d do with it…but I want it. 56 Long Island Rd $119,900 | 6 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M61178-50279 Log in to Reply Melannie says: 1 comments 07/06/2016 at 12:35 am I just listed a lovely Victorian. Hope you like it enough to post. http://www.flexmls.com/share/WH2n/553LAGRANGESouthHavenMI49090 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/06/2016 at 8:12 pm New on the market…she’s purdy: 200 E Locust St $199,900 | 5 Bed • 4 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M82936-73779 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2057 comments 07/06/2016 at 8:53 pm A nice craftsman: 410 E Locust St $104,900 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M73732-83903 These photos almost look like paintings…this one is over the top: 1847 N Wellington Pl $695,000 | 7 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M82285-93808 Log in to Reply Sandra says: 319 comments 07/07/2016 at 4:31 pm I hate when people do that to the photos! It looks so corny. 🙂 That first house is super cute. It looks so clean! Lots of great features, nice price too. Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/06/2016 at 10:28 pm Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1917 Sherman Booth House in Glencoe IL. Not considered one his masterpieces, but a fine house. Purchased by the owners in 1967 for $74k, now available for $1.9MM. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/265-Sylvan-Rd_Glencoe_IL_60022_M83489-37644 Log in to Reply Sandra says: 319 comments 07/07/2016 at 4:29 pm Wow, that’s really beautiful. And I love the way they’ve done the interior, not overdone, the photos are very nice. Glencoe is so desirable. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 647 comments 07/06/2016 at 11:50 pm If you have ever dreamt of living in a castle, mideaval monestary, chateau, winery, or another villa then here’s your chance. All you need to do is win the lottery and move to Italy. I just spent HOURS daydreaming about these homes. It seems that taxes have risen drastically in the past few years because of the financial crisis. Many families have put up their large homes for sale. Many are so large that they have become small hotels. So, there are literally hundreds of amazing homes for sale. For example, a home built in the 900’s (yep) and hasn’t been for sale in over 500 years. http://www.zoopla.co.uk/overseas/details/photos/30555987 A villa in Pisa with astonishing 20′ tall rooms. http://www.zoopla.co.uk/overseas/details/20431829?search_identifier=1ef8610aab9aec9c2199829a41ce75a2#RHwSwfoQly1JiBgy.97 Where the newer part of the building is from the 16th century, adjascant to older ruins http://www.zoopla.co.uk/overseas/details/photos/40832499 A house with over 1000 years of history. http://www.zoopla.co.uk/overseas/details/31754221?search_identifier=926c1a79d7793ccb453f4c7370ec968e#bdlVz9BT7Zz5XA1F.97 I could go on. Purely impractical in reality, fantasticically dreamworthy for an evening of fantasy. Log in to Reply Destiny Longleg says: 2 comments 07/07/2016 at 6:22 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91-Water-St-East-Machias-ME-04630/2112347726_zpid/?view=public This circa 1875, 3900 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and sits on 3 acres with 1000 ft tidal river frontage. Log in to Reply Rod Goodemote says: 1 comments 07/07/2016 at 9:08 pm Our Beautiful George F. Barber Victorian is available for Sale – Please see http://www.myvictorianhouse.com There are 3 reasons people hesitate to buy a house like this – 1st is Utility Bills – We installed an Awesome Geothermal heating and cooling system – Utility Bills average $250 per month. Reason # 2 is people are concerned about asbestos – The Asbestos is the basement has been professionally removed – 3rd, people are concerned about lead paint – We had 1 bedroom with paint and it was lead – It was professionally corrected and certified as complete. Thank you for viewing! Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/08/2016 at 1:17 am Nice house Rod! Here’s the 1905 Modern Dwellings plan and illustration, #203 on pages 61-62. http://cmdc.knoxlib.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15136coll3/id/344 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/112-N-3rd-Ave-Villisca-IA-50864/87027631_zpid/ https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2012/03/29/1880-colonial-revival-villisca-iowa-158000/ Log in to Reply C.F. says: 37 comments 07/09/2016 at 4:59 pm Could you post a link for your Geothermal system? I’m going to be looking at options in August and would love to learn more about this and your experience. Log in to Reply Mark says: 2 comments 07/07/2016 at 9:13 pm Does anyone know what happened to John foreman ?the man that used to big old houses blog/.com.i know he was sick but he hasn’t posted anything in awhile . Log in to Reply JimH says: 5037 comments OHD Supporter 07/08/2016 at 1:22 am Mark, he passed away a few months ago: http://www.themillbrookindependent.com/content/john-foreman-1945-2016 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 647 comments 07/08/2016 at 8:04 am Unfortunately John passed away a few months ago. Here’s a touching tribute to him. http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/social-diary/2016/remembering-john-foreman-our-master-of-big-old-houses Log in to Reply Matthew Ziehnert says: 103 comments 07/08/2016 at 11:21 am Mark, I am sorry to say but John passed away on April 5th of this year. He died from leukemia. Very sad news, I looked forward to his thoughtful and interesting posts every Thursday. http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/social-diary/2016/remembering-john-foreman-our-master-of-big-old-houses -Matt Log in to Reply Marilyn Hall says: 2 comments 07/09/2016 at 10:58 pm Our beautiful home located in Plattsburg, Missouri (45 minutes north of Kansas City) is for sale. It is a historic home listed on the National Registry. The main work it needs is a flat-roof replacement. We have put over $2,000 in roof repairs this past year but it really needs a full replacement, eventually. It could also use some outside paint touch-up mainly on 2 sides of the home. Other than that, the home was completely restored by the previous owners…new plumbing and electrical. http://thebachscholarhome.weebly.com/uploads/7/8/4/4/78440326/plattsburg_home_nr.pdf Here is the zillow listing.http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Plattsburg-MO-64477/house_type/2140619415_zpid/86474_rid/3-_beds/1700-_size/globalrelevanceex_sort/39.684732,-94.267846,39.4521,-94.636918_rect/11_zm/1_fr/?3col=true Site with videos: http://thebachscholarhome.weebly.com/ Thank you, Marilyn Log in to Reply Marsha Hegenauer says: 2 comments 07/13/2016 at 9:42 pm Hi everyone, this is a historic home in the small Michigan town of Omer…it’s the kind of town where everyone knows everyone by name….the home sits one block from the beautiful Rifle River, noted for it’s Steelhead, and Spring Sucker runs…and only a few miles from beautiful Lake Huron…. Would be a great bed and breakfast!! 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