July 29, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion

Added to OHD on 7/29/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 163 Comments
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Happy Friday! This is where you share your old house finds, articles or general chit chat. If you share houses for sale, link to a site like Realtor, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin (agents sites are fine as long as it goes to the listing); no hidden listings where you have to login to view. To share just paste the link in the comment box below, no codes needed. Keep the links to a maximum of 5 per post (as in per post not per person.)

I also share an old photo from the header you see above and supersize it for you. Another unknown location and nameless couple. Does anyone know what kind of roof material that is?

Have a great weekend! -Kelly

163 Comments on July 29, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Eric says: 138 comments

    For those who dream about leaving the city/suburbs and finding an affordable small town
    somewhere, here are some very inexpensive fixer-uppers (20K or less) with great potential
    and located in quiet, midwestern, communities:




  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 6545 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Place in Maine. Quality creative craftsmanship – on the cheap. Very human.


    Currently off the market, but still available. My Queen Anne dream; in a decent little Indiana town close to others larger. Thought this was on OHD but couldn’t find.


    • Lottie says: 376 comments

      Skrippy, the Anderson house is on the corner lot of two busy four lane streets. The photography doesn’t show you that, although the seller gives a $4,000 allowance for the fence of your choice! I remember this house from the 80’s and 90’s having the most beautiful yard FULL of flowering plants. The brick was red and it was a lovely house. Then the house was abused with cracked windows and never a thing done to the yard. It had bamboo around it and the brush and vines all over the house made it almost invisible. Then a year ago it was sold for $46,615 and work was done on the house to flip it. I don’t know why they painted that beautiful red brick a yucky brown color, but the flipper cleaned up the house and repaired the interior. The house is in a good neighborhood, but a block from main street. I go by it daily as it is next to a hardware store, a dry cleaners, a Walgreens, a Wedgy’s Pizza, a Duncan Doughnuts, a Dollar General, barber shop, beauty shop, and bank. Busy intersection right in front of the house.

  3. Eric says: 138 comments

    I really like today’s “mystery house”. This Second Empire house probably dates to the 1870’s or early 1880’s and has a Midwestern vibe to it. The porch and pergola appear to be Arts and Crafts-era updates. The roofing material is truly mystifying, but I think the answer can be found in the porch posts. They appear to have a stucco finish – which looks just like the roof. I would be willing to bet that the roof got covered in stucco as part of the c. 1915 makeover.

    • John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

      I think you are right about the updates, Eric. By 1915 everything Victorian was out of style so owners of Victorian era houses were trying to update their homes in a way that minimized ornament. It’s possible this house originally had a patterned slate roof but stucco would do the trick in hiding it, at least for a while. A glance at the people in the photo show they are elderly but they may have bought or built this stone clad house when they were much younger. I’d be surprised if this house is still standing now.

    • Cathy says: 2219 comments

      That last one’s tub on the latticed porch… ? My first thought was, “Okay, put on a bathing suit, & soak in a cool tub on a hot day.” But then saw the pool. So… the al fresco tub?? Funny!

    • Cathy says: 2219 comments

      I like the York, PA Tudor Revival house! A breakfast nook often lures me in, and this one has a nice, big window in it.

    • Cocoa G says: 72 comments

      All great houses. Especially like the bungalow in Wisconsin. I have a question hopefully you can answer for me. You said you are not a huge fan of zillow and I noticed that most people on the site use realtor.com. I always use zillow just because their pictures are much larger. Can you tell me why you prefer realtor.com? Thanks.

      • dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
        1913 farmhouse
        Dillon, SC

        Cocoa I do the same thing but I usually look at Realtor for accuracy and because they tend to have more homes than Zillow. I have found that I can do a search on Realtor, find a home and then do a same location search on Zillow and the home will not come up. However if I put the address on the Zillow search field the home comes up. It’s odd. I also like the search options better on Zillow but have found their information may not always be accurate ~ especially regarding acreage. But hands down their photos are better. Larger and clearer.

    • SueSue says: 1130 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape

      I would happily bathe on that porch. If someone was looking hard enough to see me through the lattice then more power to them. I have gotten much less self conscious in my older years.

  4. Victoria Webb says: 134 comments

    A few in upstate NY from two realty companies:


    Notice the wide plank floorboards in most of the main rooms. Can’t find those very often. This house will last another century, I hope someone can buy and preserve it.

    A beautiful property with what look to be tastefully done upgrades. 56 acres with gorgeous house and barn less than 3 hours north of NYC. Maybe the barn could be rented out.

  5. Anne M. says: 862 comments

    1923 “cottage” on Cape Cod, the front door is said to have been an inspiration for Walt Disney – it is very whimsical!
    Here’s the listing:
    And here’s an article with more pictures of the kitchen:

    • Lindsay G says: 567 comments

      Oh my gosh what a darling home! I definitely love that door, I can see why Walt Disney would want to use it in his fairytale movies! I really like those little painted chairs in the living room. They’re different. I wonder where they found those!

      And the view from the windows! That would be my ideal view to see everyday. I love the wetlands…so much diverse wildlife. This house makes me happy in my heart! 🙂

    • Laurie W. says: 1746 comments

      A cottage you would never forget, once you saw it. It’s adorable & cozy. First impression was that it doesn’t know what it is — neo-Tudor or kind-of Arts & Crafts — but immediately I thought, “Who cares? It rocks!” Love its location in the midst of nature — just right.

    • dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
      1913 farmhouse
      Dillon, SC

      I love it! It is just like being in a fairy tale… wish I had the 900k for it. Maybe my fairy godmother will pay me a visit soon?

    • SueSue says: 1130 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape

      This is one of the most wonderful houses anyone has posted. I am just smitten by it. What a great find. Wish it was in my price range. I would move tomorrow.

  6. Cathy says: 2219 comments

    Another house in Stamford, NY – in the NW Catskills:
    Craftsman, 1917
    In the 7th pic, looking from the front porch… see the cream & green house on the right? It used to be a funeral parlor on the main floor, and the funeral director & his family lived upstairs. I used to babysit there a lot in HS. The mountain one sees in the background is Churchill Mountain.

    • Victoria Webb says: 134 comments

      Thanks, Cathy – that’s such a charming Craftsman and the price is great. Lovely area of upstate NY.

      • Cathy says: 2219 comments

        I esp. like the way the bottom landing of this house’s staircase was designed.

        The countryside in the Stamford area is lovely, esp. with 3 mountains overlooking the village on its eastern end & pretty hills in other directions. But it’s a bit too ‘in the boonies’ for me these days. I have been living farther upstate, in Utica, since the 70’s, where I found a teaching job in a nearby ex-urban district. The older I get, I’ve found, the more conveniences I want. Ex: there was a movie theater in town/Stamford when I was a kid, but it’s now been gone for ages. So… when my parents wanted to go to a movie, they drove 25 miles west, to Oneonta. No veterinarian right in town any longer, either. There used to be a medical center, plus at least 2 other private practicing doctors and 3 dentists. But as far as I know, just one doctor’s office now – which is a part/satellite of Cooperstown’s Bassett medical center.

        However, if one honestly enjoys living in a small village, with most other basic amenities nearby – casual restaurants, a library, a K-12 school, churches, groceries, Village Hall, fire station, etc. – most within walking distance, with lots of nature at one’s doorstep, ’tis a good spot.

        • Victoria Webb says: 134 comments

          Thanks for the description of the village – I was looking in Cherry Valley and parts a few years ago and thought the same thing. The towns seemed abandoned, except for the older folks who’d stayed on. But not having amenities, esp. good hospitals or medical centers nearby, is a downside.

  7. Elspeth says: 5 comments

    Amazing walk through, 1939 in Decatur, AL. Be sure to see the drinking fountain on the wall which could dispense Coca-Cola!


    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1017 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

      Elspeth, you listed my dream house!

      This is precisely the kind of house I’m looking for, but most of the Art Deco/Streamline Moderne/Spanish/International-style homes that I find are on the West Coast or in Florida (or only the exterior remains true to the era). However, this one is in the South!

      Wish I had seen this while it was still on the market. Thanks for sharing this link, you’ve given me hope that another great 1930s home in a Southern state is out there for me!

  8. Jennifer HT says: 775 comments

    cute 🙂

    Please ignore the track lighting, the rest is quite nice.

    Sharing for the stoves (kitchen and wood burning). Too HD rustic for me.

    that view. drool.

    I feel like I can hear the floors and stairs creaking just looking at it. Wish the pics were better.

  9. Charles B says: 481 comments

    Here’s a happy house in the happiest little town I know (must have something to do with those 26 wineries!):


  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Anthony J. shared this one on Facebook. Oregon, MO, $10k. Wowzers! I wish I could post Craigslist homes but they constantly change URL’s and hard to keep up with. This looks like it would be a fantastic opportunity if someone is wanting a big fixer.



    • Ross says: 2469 comments


      • John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

        Looked up Oregon, MO, and it has about 850 residents. The whole town is streetview-able and here’s the house view: https://goo.gl/maps/fu7uPoX4siE2
        Its sort of a case of the worst house in a nice neighborhood but Oregon is just a small quaint northern Missouri town. I’m absolutely amazed the two mantels remain (according to the seller) as well as at least some of the architectural details. (that tower’s original finial is pretty cool) I think its highly probable this is a planbook design house. A major bonus is the more recent metal workshop out back-a perfect base of restoration shop operations to use while putting the house back together. $10k seems reasonable, but be prepared to put in another $100k or more (as well as a ton of sweat equity) to make it livable. Still that’s considerably less than a small starter home in the suburbs. Might be a fun project for someone well experienced in restorations who would be willing to camp out for a while. Ideally, get an RV of acceptable size. pull up to the back to connect to water, septic, and electric and plan on putting the house back together one room at a time for a couple of years. Fix the roof first followed by the foundation/structural, and then have lots of fun inside. Please don’t gut the interior to the studs because then you’ll never put it back together unless you’re a contractor with a big crew. The “before and after” photos of a full-on restoration might be quite dramatic and there might be some grant money available (awarded after the restoration is complete) at the state level. (check with the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office in Jefferson City, MO.) Good luck to anyone brave enough to tackle a project like this-folks like that are Preservation heroes in my book but they are few and far between.

        • John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

          Addendum: Oregon, MO is 27 miles via Interstate 29 (which runs right by the town) to St. Joseph, MO, a town of 77,000+. Although jobs are not plentiful in St. Joe, if you had one there you could easily commute to Oregon, MO and back. If anyone goes to check this out, I’d suggest making a short trip east to Fillmore, MO, a tiny hamlet now nearing ghost town status. This whole northwest region of Missouri is picturesque and seems stuck in time. There were literally hundreds if not thousands of old abandoned farmhouses in this region when I lived in St. Joe (2004-2006) so finding salvage parts for this faded Queen Anne should be quite easy. St. Joe also has a Lowes and Home Depot as well as a couple of specialty millwork firms that can reproduce Victorian era millwork. Sorry, I feel about neglected old houses the way some folks feel about neglected and abused animals. If I were younger, I might think about stepping up to the challenge but I will cheer on and be willing to furnish free advice to anyone willing to try to save it.”owner has been contacted several times by the Chief of Police of Oregon and the city’s attorney with surmounting pressure to have the home demolished.”

          • Lynn E says: 74 comments

            Noooo not demolished! I showed my husband this house today and since he promised me an old house before I turn 55, this might be the one. Planning on taking a trip up to see it this week. It is about 3 1/2 hrs from us, but I’m retiring next year and could spend 3 or 4 days there every week. It could be absolutely gorgeous.

            • John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

              Here’s an explanation about the recent status of the house taken from the blog Kelly linked to above: “The home has been owned for 24 years by its current owner Debbie who due to unexpected circumstances was unable to see her dream of restoring the property come to fruition. She explained, “When we first bought the house I used to walk through the rooms and try to imagine what life was like for the Zook family and how they would have lived. I could just feel (positive) life in the house as we were working on it. The rooms were so BIG it was hard not to stop and daydream about them. The possibilities are endless. I realize at this time in my life those dreams are meant for someone else, but I will always love this house. To contact Debbie for information on purchasing the property, she can be reached at: 816-456-2669 or 816-836-4054”
              I don’t know if that is the same contact number as in the Craigslist post or not. It’s only about a 30 minute drive down (south) to St. Joseph which has a population of over 77,000. The new St. Joe Mall is on the north side of town on the beltway so easy to get there from Oregon. As mentioned, one could stay in an RV and work on this one. Begin with a new roof; take care of any foundation problems, then structural, then work on one room at a time. I do not recommend a total gut approach unless a full fledged construction crew comes in. I personally think it has potential. Please let us know what you think after the visit-the key is the metal building for shop space. There you can make repairs or fabricate missing details. That spindle frieze seen on the front looks like part of the original front porch so it might still be intact under the mess in front. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one. The Zook family members were among the most prominent in Oregon in the Victorian era.

              • Lynn Emery says: 74 comments

                I wanted to give an update on this house. My husband and I went up to see it Tuesday. After as best an inspection we could do, we determined that NO WAY should this house be demolished. Yes it is a huge project, but still very solid. It served as a nursing home at one time decades ago, hence all the cobbled together additions. I’m not sure at this point how this will pan out between the city and this house. They call it a building because it’s zoned commercial. There have been several historic homes in the same condition in this area and all the city wants to do is get rid of them. They’ve torn down some beautiful mansions. I fear this is the next one to meet it’s demise. I believe in the next decade or two, that town will regret what they’re doing. They need to look at other towns as an example to see what has happened. Anyway the current status is that the house is tied up in legalities now and I am in the process to see if the town will allow me to purchase and renovate to save it. The home owner is very distraught and that’s why she hasn’t answered phone calls. However she said something told her to answer my call last Saturday. She believes that I am the one meant to save it. I pray she’s right. Too many other coincidences have happened between us. I will do my best and if it’s meant to be, then God will allow all the pieces to fall into place. As for the house, it has been gutted on the inside and needs everything. When it was a nursing home, they got rid of a lot of the trim work, front double doors, etc. Get this. They cut up the trim work and used it to seam the paneling that was previously all over the interior. Not much remains. At this point, I’m trying to talk to whoever I can in the town to gain support for saving it, starting with their attorney. We’ll see how it goes. For those of you who pray, we need a group prayer for God to intervene. And if it’s not meant for me, then let someone save this house. Btw-in the meantime I am assembling a crew and working on securing the rest of the funding I will need. As a side note, look very carefully at the pic of the front. Under that Masonite siding, or whatever it is, on the gable section are fishscale shingles. Look at the upper section of the turret. My guess is that there are fishscale shingles under it too. I’ve learned many more things about this house, but I’m getting sleepy. Will post with any new information.

                • Ross says: 2469 comments

                  Hi Lynn,

                  In 2014, I purchased a massive wreck of a house in Emporia. Have not regretted it!

                  Thanks for the update! I am prayin’ for you!

                  • John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

                    Lynn. I’ve seen first hand what a major restoration like this is about in Ross’s place in Emporia. It take a special kind of person to transform a badly neglected old house back into what it once was. I’m sure you will do some soul searching before you make the decision to go forward. I posted an extended reply below in response to your message.

    • SueSue says: 1130 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape

      Goodness, what a house! I would happily take on a house like that but my husband would say “You know why it is that price? Because there are bodies buried in that house and we would find them all.”

      • John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

        In Reply to Lynn, I’m not too surprised from what you found. When I lived in St. Joseph 27 miles to the south via I-29 (from 2004-2006) not a week went by when at least one old house was bulldozed, sometimes several. Many were interesting and restorable but no one stepped forward to save them. Back then, I liked to explore the countryside on both sides of the Missouri River on weekends (Rulo, Nebraska, very near Oregon, MO, was a busy community 100 years ago but is now almost officially a ghost town, what little remains of it.) All of this northwest corner of Missour that was part of the Platte Purchase in 1836, has experienced significant decline and depopulation in recent decades. Tiny Fillmore, MO, due east of Oregon, was about to reach ghost town status when I lived in St. Joe. A number of neglected Victorian houses I photographed there are surely gone by now. In this environment, hardly anyone notices another old house is gone hence the lack of enthusiasm from locals you may have or will encounter. It will be for you and your husband to demonstrate to the naysayers that with your positive attitude and hard work, you will take this ugly duckling of an old house and return it the beautiful home it once was. Visit some nice restored Victorians in the area, look at restored homes on Old House Dreams (towered Queen Annes) Visit Tom at T & G Millworks in St. Joe to talk about making millwork pieces for the house. He hands every new hire in his shop a micrometer to use in their work and his German heritage makes getting things perfect part of his work ethic. You’ll find lots of house parts salvage in the area as well and if you’re lucky, some old farmer will give you access for free salvage from a similar period home abandoned out in the country. Winters are real winters there but from April through October, its pretty pleasant around there. Consider your project as a labor of love not something to flip for profit. Its Ok to use a crew but please don’t take a “Property Bros.” approach and gut out of the house the things that made it interesting to begin with. St. Joseph had some of worst remodeled houses I’ve yet seen-so inappropriately modernized and changed that almost nothing remained of the original house. Clem Lebine, who founded the Old House Journal (a very useful guide to old house restoration) back in 1972, had one personal motto that still resonates true today: “Don’t destroy GOOD old work!” I appreciate that within that he tacitly acknowledges some changes are always necessary in every old house restoration, but the details that define the original house’s character should be kept. You’re right about the fishscale shingles and other exterior details. I was absolutely amazed to see the original porch spindles still visible in the front. Ideally, someone there who collects Oregon’s history will have a period photo of the prominent Zook family’s home which will show exactly how the house looked back in its prime. I still think its a published plan book design but have yet to connect it to a specific plan book. If I make an architect design ID I’ll post here. Thanks for the update and those prayers you asked for will be offered. I expect your new/old home will be the talk of the town when its restored and may motivate others to do the same. Here’s wishing you and your husband the best if you decide to embark on this old house adventure. Remember it took many years to get in this condition so it will take time to reverse the years of decline and neglect. But when its all said and done, most people who’ve completed a major restoration like this say it was all worth it. Wishing you folks the very best. You have more sympathetic fans here than you realize.

    • Cathy says: 2219 comments

      Oh, wow, that last one in Charleston! It is just *gorgeous*! I’ll take it, furnishings & all. I even like the unusual wallpaper in the kitchen – a pretty color scheme. I don’t know what that fireplace’s supplement is, either. Maybe a separate bread oven??

    • Laurie W. says: 1746 comments

      I’m taking after Ross: ZOUNDS!! What a house in Charleston! It’s magnificent, gorgeous, elegant, beautiful, every other superlative in the dictionary. Yike! I’d work on the kitchen a little but every single other inch would stay as is, forever and ever and ever. Yay for Historic Charleston for putting an easement on interior & exterior. Lindsay, I think what you asked about was a warming oven (it’s been extremely cleaned up from days of use).

      I’m confused by the plat & note of property line “to be abandoned.” Did the previous owner leave part of the property to one entity (church) and the house to another (HC)? Or was it never one property, but only an adjustment in property lines?

  11. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I shared these videos on Facebook, sharing them here too.


    A series of videos that explains the National Register. I’ve heard many, many, many uneducated people that think that old houses mean you can’t paint it the way you want or have to go before a board to discuss every detail of what you want to do. That is not true in most cases. Old houses don’t always mean historic or sitting in meetings because you want to paint your house blue and need approval. Watch the videos if you want to get educated. 🙂

    • Ross says: 2469 comments

      Thank you, Kelly.

      My house is on the National Register.

      And I can do anything I want to it. However, if I alter it too much, the house could be removed from the Register.

      If my house were in a historic district, I could NOT do whatever I wanted with the exterior.

    • Victoria Webb says: 134 comments

      Thanks, Kelly, those are very helpful videos. As Ross states, regulations for houses that lie in historic districts can be fairly rigorous. But I just sat through a meeting in which the historic preservation commission approved vinyl windows for a commercial property that’s within the historic district. Almost unheard of for a single historic residence in a HD.

  12. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Whistlin’ Dixie:

    453 Nw Centenary Ave
    $384,900 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath

    926 Boscobel St
    $374,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath

    Over the top, but I like the exterior:

    214 3rd Ave S
    $2,395,000 | 5 Bed • 5 Bath

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Whoazers! 🙂 That 3rd floor ballroom would be my library/office, I wouldn’t even need the rest of the house. lol 🙂

    • Lindsay G says: 567 comments

      What a home! I could scarcely breathe as I swiped through all the photos! I’m in love with that window seat in the dining room with the ornate carved wood up above it. I love homes like this that have little pockets and alcoves. It’s a shame some of the rooms are dry-walled and modernized. It’s distracting from all the original architecture.

    • JimHJimH says: 5121 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Killer is right!

      History and floor plans:

    • Lindsay G says: 567 comments

      Wow it took me a few minutes to realize this is in the U.S.! It looks like it should be in the UK or something. It’s definitely an impressive home. And the surrounding acreage is amazing. The gardens are exquisite.

    • Imbroglio says: 64 comments

      There are many more pictures here:


      The owner, who died a couple of years ago, was a sculptress, and many of the artworks are hers. The architect was Joseph Leland, and the house was built in 1927. It has been in the same family ever since.

    • MW says: 902 comments

      Whoa, the price is of course way out of my league. But deservedly so. That is one awesome house and property. On 100 acres too. $6.1M might actually seem like a deal. “Old House Dreams” is right! I am dreaming of living in this place right now.

    • SueSue says: 1130 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape

      Beautiful but the stables were turned into a welding studio. Sacrilege.

    • dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
      1913 farmhouse
      Dillon, SC

      Love the Fernandina Beach home and business. What fun and joy running a business in the sunshine state and living in such a lovely home. Alas that price is about 4 x over my budget. Pooh….

      I have been looking at the Quitman GA home but not enough land for my goals. I wonder what “north court st” is famous for? Couldn’t find anything on Google.

  13. Jennifer HT says: 775 comments

    For the price of a compact car…. you could own this and then spend the cost of a Rolls to fix it. lol!

    Another steal.

    Needs some de-70s-ing. Is that a thing?

  14. Tina Reuwsaat says: 57 comments

    Can any of you old house detectives find any old images of this house in Belgrade, Montana? I am considering it for my son, who is between living places there. Yes, prices are high in the Bozeman area!

  15. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    You’ve really got to have vision with this old gem…but I can see her shining with the right care. Remember she comes with 76 acres of some of the most beautiful land in the country:

    504 Liberty Pike
    $649,900 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath

  16. tc says: 303 comments

    Love this old girl. If not sold and moved it will be demolished. Two houses for $5000.00!


  17. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Would love to know the history:

    4005 Trotwood Ave
    $495,000 | 6 Bed • 3 Bath

    527 Anderson St
    $235,000 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath

    1517 W Noble Ave
    $69,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  18. Cathy says: 2219 comments

    Nr. Rochester, NY – 1930 colonial revival w. original kitchen cabinets & breakfast nook, DR corner cabinets, etc. Exterior is a bit plain, but nice & interesting interior:

    1920 American Colonial Revival Foursquare(?), Rochester, NY:

    Tudor Revival, 1925 – Lots of nice leaded glass doors and built-ins, Rochester, NY:

  19. Cathy says: 2219 comments

    Kelly – I keep puzzling over that left-hand front second story window in this Friday’s mystery house, the window above the woman’s head. The white stuff that goes 2/3 the way up that window… A curtain with a black shade pulled down part-way, or… what?? Because if a curtain, then why does it seem to change planes between the top & bottom sashes? Hmmmm…

  20. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    4004 Main St E
    $129,900 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath

    This one is kinda cool. Time capsule-ish.

    8 S East St
    $109,900 | 5 Bed • 3 Bath

    Whew wow

    3854 Wheelertown Rd
    $389,900 | 5 Bed • 8 Bath

    • Anastasia Lee says: 15 comments

      Cora ~ I Love the home in Waterford, PA what an incredible treasure and in superb but modernized condition.. Ahh but to have the money to buy her and live in that quiet community, like stepping back in time.

      Thanks so much, ~ Anastasia Lee ~

  21. Jennifer HT says: 775 comments

    I was done, but I have to share this. So beautiful.


    • Cathy says: 2219 comments

      Oooh… this one is beautiful! So many lovely details! One tiny ex: that windowed alcove, with the twin stairs’ stringers framing the alcove at its base.

      • Jennifer HT says: 775 comments

        YES! That alcove is fantastic. I can’t decide if I would put a small desk there for an inspiring work place or an oversized chair for reading.

  22. Noelle says: 46 comments

    If only I had 4 milion… Brownstone for sale in Prospect Heights, NYC.


  23. Noelle says: 46 comments

    A 15th century house with a shop in Western France (Quimperle). It needs a lot of work and is really small. It’s sold on behalf of the town and the asking price is E. 42.000,–


  24. kizilod says: 47 comments

    1925 Stucco cottage with original kitchen (newer sink cabinet): http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4220-Chamberlayne-Ave-Richmond-VA-23227/12534138_zpid/

  25. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Needs saving:

    217 Franklin St
    $95,400 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

    102 Pennsylvania Ave
    $350,000 | 5 Bed • 1 Bath

  26. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Here is an affordable and cute cottage in NC for 40k looks like a Craftsman and a Plantation house fell in love and created this cutie. Says 50 acres but Zillow is notorious for messing up the acreage. I am guessing 1/2 acre of land at best.

  27. Jennifer HT says: 775 comments

    This has some amazing spanish charm left. The rental site had pics, but the zillow listing doesn’t. I hope someone doesn’t plow it down and put some contemporary mess there.


    Trying so hard to imagine the wood unpainted. :’(

  28. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    For the person who wants it all for under 600K. A New Jersey farm house and 65.72 acre property dates back to the 1800s. On Zillow for over 407 days and price dropped for 722k. Easy driving distance to NYC! There are open fields and wooded areas. Also included is a 3 bedroom home, detached 2 car garage, 18×30 workshop, and large pole barn that is currently used for hay storage and livestock. No inside pics though. The house has a new boiler and recently updated septic and well. However you will need deep pockets as NJ taxes make CT taxes look downright cheap! Saw another home yesterday in NJ and for haha’s checked the taxes and they were over 16k annually and for a lot less property than this one. Zillow is not listing taxes on this home but calculating 879.00 per month. I am thinking at least 1200.00 a month.

  29. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    breathtaking home and property. Love the views, the exterior of this house, the stone walk with the huge old tree, and the stone walls and heavy beams in the company room(?) Only thing I am not a fan of is the too contemporary bathrooms. That tub looks like an enclosure that is put in many a modern home.

    CIRCA 1770

  30. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    216 Court Park
    $200,000 | 8 Bed • 4 Bath

    Check out the stove:

    102 County Road 6
    $269,000 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath

  31. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    120 N 2nd St
    $129,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath

    7899 Lake St
    $214,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

    8957 Chase Rd
    $250,000 | 6 Bed • 2 Bath

    Needs love, but bargain-priced:

    1433 Clinton St
    $36,000 | 6 Bed • 3 Bath

    328 Keyes Ave
    $69,900 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath

  32. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    230 Glenwood Ave
    $34,900 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath

    58 Grove Ave
    $299,900 | 8 Bed • 5 Bath

    62 Gertrude Pl
    $1,150,000 | 5 Bed • 5 Bath

  33. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    This is an adorable little “Colonial” in Norwich CT. Built 1932 ~ I am far from being an expert but doesn’t this house have more of an Arts and Crafts look to it rather than a Colonial?
    I love the porch and the little closets and hidey-holes and the garage with the lawn on the roof is terrific.
    Realtor has it listed for sale
    Zillow has it but as an “off market” however all the photos are there and bigger and better to see it.

  34. dswarila says: 1 comments

    I think this is where this should go. I saw this house on craigslist the other day. Built in 1903. Very cute but looks pretty updates.

  35. Scott McChesney - McChesney Real Estate says: 1 comments

    GREEK REVIVAL HERITAGE- Danby, VT- $249,500 – http://mcchesneyrealestate.com/index-ZANCANARO.html
    Built in 1850 for John Vail, one of the original associates of The Danby Bank, this grand and elegant home graced Danby Village then as it does now. Sitting prominently on +/- 1 acre overlooking the village, this impeccably restored spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is a gem. Incredible historical and architectural details: gorgeous entablature with broad frieze boards and pretty cornice returns, inset main entry door with original marble threshold, narrow sidelights and detailed moldings, fluted porch columns and wide, bold corner boards… Inside includes a newly done gourmet eat-in kitchen with soapstone counters/sink and parquet butcher block island, 2 new marble tile baths with antique Swanton, Vermont red marble sinks, library with antique white marble fireplace, front parlor and formal dining room, newly renovated laundry room, study/office and more. Other details and amenities include original trap door to separate basement room (underground railroad?), marble steps leading to full marble basement with built in shelves(!), large unfinished room (potential) off kitchen complete with 4 hole outhouse (one hole is child size!), walk-up attic, spacious 1852 carriage barn… Great location on quiet village street- A very special historic Danby property and an incredible value at $249,500

  36. Rozaroni says: 20 comments

    As this is my first post to the group, I hope the link works correctly. I found this by noodging around online, looking at real estate. I love OHD and have learned so much in my brief time here. I like the exterior of this home, the interior is great too, but a tiny bit too modernized in the bathrooms, I’m sure for most of us! The only other item that would need to be corrected? Get the carpet off the stairs! Otherwise, may I present: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/505-Washington-Ave-Mt-Pleasant-TN-38474/41946288_zpid/

  37. Lynn Lind says: 1 comments

    Hi! Would love for you to include another listing of ours. 50 Laurens St in downtown Charleston. She’s pretty amazing.


  38. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    There’s some crazy wallpaper up in here. I really like this little place:

    438 W Chestnut St, Junction City, KS 66441

    $174,500 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath

  39. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    901 N 7th St, Garden City, KS 67846

    $170,000 | 6 Bed • 2 Bath

    209 N Wichita St, South Haven, KS 67140

    $79,900 | 2 Bed • 2 Bath

    370 Mount Rose St in Sierra Vista, Reno, NV 89509

    $1,295,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  40. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1885, $4/sqft, but I just don’t know if there’s enough left to save. But then I see one of the fireplaces or the front door transom and think…well maybe…

    227 W Phelps St, Shellman, GA 39886

    $9,900 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath

  41. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1550 Stone Ave, Little River, SC 29566

    $159,900 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath

    101 Elm St, Maxton, NC 28364

    $34,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

    617 Virginia St, Clarksville, VA 23927

    $299,950 | 5 Bed • 4 Bath

    Oh. I love it:

    148 Hunt Rd, Milton, NC 27305

    $110,000 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath

    699 Us 158 Hwy, Yanceyville, NC 27379

    $896,000 | 4 Bed • 4 Bath

  42. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    420 E Withers Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382

    $349,000 | 4 Bed • 4 Bath

    7228 James Hill Dr in St. James Park, Anderson Township, OH 45230

    $419,900 | 6 Bed • 5 Bath

  43. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Unusual and just lovely:

    291 Boland St, Sparta, GA 31087

    $145,000 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath

    WOW. Gorgeous:

    111 N Cedar St, Winchester, TN 37398

    $425,000 | 5 Bed • 3 Bath

  44. Jo B says: 1 comments

    Not my house. – Nestled in Van Buren Couunty, Iowa. The Mormon Trail passes near this area. – 1858 Brick (Federal Style?) Listed on National Historic Registry. Abner Martin House.

  45. penpaperpostage says: 1 comments

    $359,900 — interesting foursquare right on Franklin Park…no across the street neighbors!!

  46. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Wanted to share this article from a page I like. Not an old house, but a beautiful old church. A bit off-topic but so interesting.


  47. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Pretty in pink!

    1505 Pendergrass Rd in Owl’s Nest, Sanford, NC 27330

    $269,900 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath

    800 W Church St in Historic Elizabeth City, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

    $189,000 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath

    597 N Market St, Shreve, OH 44676

    $170,000 | 4 Bed • 3 Bath

    305 E Main St, Andover, OH 44003

    $89,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath

    35 Summer St, Kennebunk, ME 04043

    $1,395,000 | 6 Bed • 6 Bath

  48. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Sparta GA ~ 65k for a 1 acre 1918 home that has been “completely redone and will boast many original features, including wainscoting…built in cabinetry, light fixtures, doors and hardware and so much more! Three possibly four bedrooms and Claw foot tub in master bath.” what the realtor doesn’t say is that the kitchen features vintage appliances and furnishings. This is a great buy!

  49. Veronica D says: 2 comments

    Saw this beauty came up for sale in my hometown and thought I’d share.
    And a deal at that!

  50. Trina says: 3 comments

    This house has always caught my eye. I have mourned for it for many years as I watched it seemingly decay and become engulfed by foliage. I’m glad to see it finally on the market so hopefully someone can bring it back to its full potential. I wish there were pics of the inside.


  51. ABrewer says: 1 comments

    Please forgive me if this one has already been posted! This house is the oldest house in Plano, Texas and is in danger of being demolished to build a park.


  52. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    935 Main St, Clifton Park, NY 12065

    $99,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  53. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    222 Adams St in King William, San Antonio, TX 78210

    $299,500 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath

    900 Nash St N, Wilson, NC 27893

    $295,000 | 4 Bed • 5 Bath

    • ChrisICU says: 662 comments

      Love the house in Wilson, NC. Surprised there isn’t a description on realtor.com. The interiors seem so incongruous to the exterior – like two different eras. But it’s the interior trim work, room sizes, and details that I enjoy on this one. Thanks for sharing Cora.

  54. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Such a beautiful home.
    Being a lover of all things old, it’s hard for me to overlook the kitchen and bathrooms,though. I wish I could see those rooms “before.”

    536 Redgate Ave in Ghent, Norfolk, VA 23507

    $1,099,000 | 5 Bed • 6 Bath

    367 Linwood Ave in Delaware-West Ferry, Buffalo, NY 14209

    $450,000 | 6 Bed • 4 Bath

    707 Brandes St in Hammermill, Erie, PA 16503

    $27,500 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  55. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1897 Alvason Rd, East Cleveland, OH 44112

    $89,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

    8948 Thompson Hwy, Blissfield, MI 49228

    $44,900 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath

    8724 S Loomis St in Auburn Gresham, Chicago, IL 60620

    $55,000 | 2 Bed • 1 Bath

  56. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Doesn’t look like this has been lived in or cared for in ages. Some lovely details left…I’d love to take some Murphy’s oil soap to that stair rail and bench.

    4033 Flad Ave in Shaw Historic District, Saint Louis, MO 63110

    $125,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

    204 Phelps St, Windsor, MO 65360

    $49,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

    2 N Main St, Milford, UT 84751

    $69,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  57. Todd says: 3 comments

    This home is around the corner from me…the beautiful Welch home.

    1403 W Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK 74401

  58. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1011 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Here’s a Bradford design – Number 517 (reversed) – with much original woodwork and hardware:


    and a recently renovated Folk Victorian:


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