November 11, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion

Added to OHD on 11/11/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 97 Comments
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11889 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This week was a bit slow for postings. I painted a spot on my wall to see how it looked. That spot turned into a bigger spot, then the wall, then another wall…needless to say I painted while I was suppose to be working! 🙂 Hope everyone has a great weekend. See you next week.

    The comment notifications have changed, eventually for the better but right now there’s an extreme delay with notifications being sent out. My apology for that.

    • Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

      Haha! Painting IS working! I keep imagining you, setting up your house & getting all that sort of thing done. Does it still feel great to be there? I can’t picture the special feeling of living in a family house with those specific historic good vibes. Like you came home even before you walked in for the first time.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 925 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Lol, home working not work working. Right now I’m watching husband tear apart the living room “balcony”. I think after house stuff settles I’ll be back to what I normally we old post before.

        • Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

          Bet you’ll be glad to get rid of that old “balcony.” Step by step it gets to feel like your own place. While you’re doing it, it feels like it will never end. No rush on returning to the previous pace — you have enough on your plate! Most important is to stay healthy & have…ahem…fun?

    • Cathy says: 2200 comments

      I like the lead house’s little mini-tower. It fits so neatly into its space.

    • SueSue says: 1127 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape

      When you buy a house your head is buzzing with ideas. You would have to practically sit on your hand not to get lost in fixing it up. I can’t wait for pictures.

  2. Lindsay G says: 557 comments

    This 1890 house is pretty different on the inside. I’m not sure whether those wooden seats in the foyer are original or not.

    This 1920 home is quite unique. But it’s kind of hard to determine what is original and what is new. It definitely has so much potential though!

  3. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    That little stumpy tower on the header house looks almost embarrassed (back at the time that place was built it would have cost what–$75?–to bring that tower up to a full three stories). Beautiful detailing, though!

    Here’s an 1850s Tuscan villa in Wiscoy, NY, an Allegany County village known for its waterfalls and wild brown trout fishing. It was built for a guy named Miles M. Dodge, an entrepreneur who tried to turn this idyllic spot into an industrial center because of its water power. It’s priced at $22,500:

  4. jeklstudio says: 1105 comments

    The photo you’ve posted is lovely Kelly. Wouldn’t it be nice if houses that gorgeous were being built today? I’m convinced I was born in the wrong era…Love the fence too.

  5. DanPDX says: 80 comments

    The first two homes are located in Dayton, WA, a small farm town in SE Washington state rich with history. The town was founded in the mid-1870’s and has an outstanding inventory of preserved architecture:

    1. Love the exterior treatments and stairway:

    312 E Patit Ave
    Dayton, WA 99328

    2. Stained glass and fireplaces in this house are great:

    310 S 3rd St
    Dayton, WA 99328

    3. Here’s a restored beauty in Portland, OR. The millwork is over the top in this home:

    3040 SE Mcloughlin Blvd
    Portland, OR 97202

    4. Baker City, OR, was founded as a gold-rush and railroad town located in Eastern Oregon. What a great survivor:

    2333 Main St
    Baker City, OR 97814

  6. Cora says: 2060 comments

    Look at this sweet old schoolhouse. I would love this:

    17220 Clear Springs Dr, Boonville, MO 65233

    $49,900 | N/A • N/A

  7. FergusFergus says: 237 comments
    1705 Queen Anne

    Well it’s certainly very easy to get carried away when painting, you keep saying you’ll stop, but you never do…

    Anyway, here’s what I have to offer from Scotland this week; – A Victorian villa in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. Someone’s already made a start on the kitchen and bathroom, but the rest of the house is still ripe for light restoration. The exterior is ever so quaint and charming. – Dating back to 1910, this Baronial Revival home in Balerno, Midlothian could be like something out of a fairytale with the right cosmetic alterations. The gardens are certainly stunning too. – The Old Rectory in St Johns, Ballachulish, dates back to 1863 and would certainly benefit from a sympathetic restoration. It’s also situated in an absolutely breath-taking location! – The Old Schoolhouse in Kirkhill, Inverness, dates back to 1875 and was designed by William Mackintosh (senior). The building has already been the subject of a wonderful and sympathetic conversion, so you could move straight in and enjoy living in such a beautiful building and location.

  8. Jenny says: 55 comments

    I’ve learned so much from reading these posts and exploring the old houses virtually. While my own preference on where to live is for a smaller, simpler house on larger, complicated land with lots of outbuildings, I’ve enjoyed all of Old House Dreams, and thank you for it.

  9. CharlestonJohn says: 1123 comments

    Inglis Arch House on Charleston’s famous Rainbow Row back on the market for a mere $5.75M…

  10. Scott Cunningham says: 394 comments

    Home on Loch Leven is fantastic!! What a setting!!

  11. Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

    1857 on the waterfront. Mostly cosmetic fixing up (& open a few chimneys). A lot for the price.

    Another early waterfront house. Beautiful woodwork throughout. Simpler décor would show it better.,pf_pt/house_type/2104840829_zpid/17463_rid/36.750851,-78.296128,36.518879,-78.6652_rect/11_zm/

    Victorian with very nice potential and a lot of space for the price. Interesting nooks & crannies, good light, and 2+ acres, eligible for Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit.,pf_pt/house_type/2114871822_zpid/17463_rid/36.750851,-78.296128,36.518879,-78.6652_rect/11_zm/2_p/

    • jeklstudio says: 1105 comments

      I agree with you both that this is quite a pretty place, if a little over decorated. I really like the last photo of the rolls of hay in the field…so homey. 😉

  12. Cora says: 2060 comments

    I bet there’s flippers in L.A., too.
    Hope they leave this beauty alone.

    2408 W 23rd St in West Adams Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90018
    $600,000 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath

  13. Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

    All too familiar with respect to large old houses: a beautiful 1920 mansion near Cleveland. 55,000 sq ft, 10 bedrooms 15 bathrooms. Owner has tried for 14 years to sell it, dropping her price from 7.9 million to 4.5. The neighborhood organization refuses her request to turn it carefully into condos, the only way she can think of to keep it alive. The sad truth is that she would be free instead to tear it down & sell the land but luckily she loves the house & has taken good care of it. Anybody looking? The house’s story is here:

    • Lancaster John says: 836 comments

      That’s definitely a place at the top of my “if I win the lottery” list. Lovely.

    • Anastasia Lee says: 15 comments

      My Lottery List as well.. the history in this place is incredible.. If I was the Home Owners Association I would consider picking up about 50% of the property taxes to entice a new owner to keep it in the original style as the “Two Eccentric Brothers” intended.. Just my 2 cents worth.. Would definitely love this one !

  14. Deb C says: 1 comments

    The Mary Tyler Moore house in Minneapolis MN is for sale again. Some remodeling, some character left.

    • Anastasia Lee says: 15 comments

      Truly a Beautiful home. Wouldn’t mind this one, perhaps in another city & state. As I know Cold Weather, this really is a bit chilly 🙂

  15. Allan says: 83 comments

    When I was in high school 30+ years ago, this house was a dump. I’m so glad to see someone saw the potential in it.

  16. RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    DREAM BIG! Super posh and uber elegant antique house retains all of it’s original character, and is so VERY stylishly outfitted without a hint of pretense or trend. Beyond gorgeous, and so very chic. Well worth a peek!

    • Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

      Oh my my my, Jeff! I’m captivated, in love, NUTS about this house! What a beauty, every-single-where. Love the railing on the roof, millwork & paneling all through, wrought ironwork, yowza, though I suspect that on the porches isn’t original but is so pretty, who the heck cares? The gate in the garden wall knocks me out too. I’d go on about the pantry — here, unlike many so labeled, an actual BUTLER’S pantry I presume — and all else, but — folks, instead take a PEEK as Jeff says.

      • Zoomey says: 530 comments

        This house was posted before. It’s very elegant, but I would not describe it as chic. The decor looks dated to me, the kitchen at last a decade old. For the price, I want a house that’s 100 percent up to date, stylish, chic, or at least preserved in a particular period. I love the butler’s pantry, which looks like it has its original (nickel?) sink. This is a very, very nice house, no doubt about it, but if I were to buy it, I’d have to gut the kitchen, tear down all the wallpaper, update most of the colors, window treatments, etc.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6647 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          I suppose “chic” is relative, and each person probably has their own idea of what exactly that means to them. I like the fact that someone DIDN’T waste $100K on some utterly predictable, monstrous faux Tuscan, (or worse), kitchen, and instead left the very nice and perfectly serviceable, bright and warm fittings there. If “chic” means spending gobs of money, I stand corrected! 🙂 Cheers!

          • Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

            I like the kitchen. Looks like it works well & yay that nobody tore down a wall to make it “open concept,” erg. I stand corrected too in that the wrought iron is original — thanks for the nomination form, C’stonJohn. I could’ve sworn I saw the ghost of something else around the side door. I’m charmed by the architect’s unique combination of elements for this house. (I also LOVE the blue Oriental rug in the parlor.)

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1123 comments

      Gorgeous Antebellum estate. Looking at the pics, I assumed this was a 1840’s Greek Revival that was given an Italianate remodel maybe 20 years later. Not so. This was evidently designed as an eclectic blend of the two styles by an unknown architect. Nice find!

    • Cathy says: 2200 comments

      A pretty house! An elegant upstairs hallway with the sinuous curving stair-rail, even the back stairs to the kitchen is lovely, love all of the built-in closets…

  17. StevenFStevenF says: 186 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    A nice center hall colonial revival in Macon GA, circa 1931. I Love the scenic wallpaper and am itching to replace those vinyl shutters.

  18. Cathy says: 2200 comments

    A Craftsman, located across the street from the village’s park. I like the cobblestones, and esp. the front entrance with its foyer, door, hallway & staircase. But the kitchen is another story… A 1-BR apt. is incorporated.

  19. ChrisICU says: 665 comments

    Lake Lure North Carolina is a charming southern lake community and this house is a great example of some of the vintage homes there. Unfortunately the entire community has been evacuated because of nearby forest fires. I live in northern Georgia and for the past few days I’ve smelled the smoke of the fires. I’ve had a home in the n GA mtns for twenty years and have never seen as many fires before. Seeing this listing puts life in perspective. I hope everyone is safe.

    • Lottie says: 369 comments

      The whole Lake Lure area is so beautiful! This house and lake house is especially beautiful!

      • Maureen Collins says: 6 comments

        Lake Lure is beautiful and that is why Dirty Dancing was filmed there. We live about 20 minutes away on a horse farm with 180 degree views of the mountains. Sadly, it is obscured by smoke, and we haven’t seen the sun in days. School has cancelled all extra-curricular outdoor activities because there is an air quality alert for our area. Local papers report that almost 5000 acres have burned but only 19% of the fire is contained. It might not be until January when the fire is contained. It is truly sad, devastating, and something we haven’t experienced before with such magnitude (that I know of). What a horrible way for people to spend their holidays. Please keep the displaced families, their pets (our town has offered to stable the equines), the firefighters, and rescue workers (even our vets our so busy treating distressed animals that they cancelled a community horse castration and microchip event) in your thoughts or prayers.

  20. Dominica is a beautiful place, very much an under-rated destination. Here is an “18th century stone building” for sale:

    If you have a spare 25 million dollars, there is a 126 acre property with colonial-era ruins for sale in Dominica:

  21. S.W. Lowe House & Persimmon Cottage says: 1 comments

    FOR SALE- Meticulously Restored Queen Anne Victorian plus Persimmon Cottage- A True Jewel Of The Panhandle Of Texas! Total of 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Over-sized 2 Car Garage w/Basement located in the sweet small town of Clarendon, TX. Only $449,000! Please visit our website for more information at and for more pictures.

  22. Cora says: 2060 comments

    Love it! 1890…with pink cabinets in what is either the Butler’s pantry or part of the kitchen.

    6152 Old Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14085
    $1,490,000 | 6 Bed • 5 Bath

  23. Cora says: 2060 comments

    Nice simple style, neat carriage house (or barn?). The yard looks picnic-worthy.

    301 Dunbar Rd, Parma, NY 14468
    $99,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  24. Cora says: 2060 comments

    So gorgeous. Those of you who aren’t fans of painted wood may disapprove. I normally don’t love the painted look, but this is purdy:

    44 W 5th St, Oswego, NY 13126
    $314,000 | 6 Bed • 4 Bath

  25. “4 bedroom historic home” with stone walls on one acre in Barbados:

    “Plantation Great House” built in 1721 for sale in Barbados:

    Here is another Plantation Great House in Barbados. This one is on 7 acres.

  26. These properties are all located in Nicaragua.

    1. This is a complete ruin in Granada for $23,000:

    2. This $59,000 colonial-era home in Grenada needs a ton of work, but looks habitable.

    3. Colonial-era adobe home in a good location in Grenada:

    4. $90,000 move-in ready colonial-era home in Grenada:

    5. $115,000 another restored colonial-era home in Grenada, interesting woodwork.

  27. Also in Nicaragua:

    1. $155,000 Fully-restored 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom colonial-era home with a swimming pool in Grenada.

    2. $225,000 3 bed, 3 bath fully restored colonial with a swimming pool in a nice area in Grenada.

    3. $235,000 very nice colonial with both cathedral and mountain views:

    4. $450,000 for a 6 bed, 5 bath colonial with a large courtyard/garden:

    5. $500,000 colonial home in Grenada with lots of charm:

  28. This is the very last one from Nicaragua.

    “One of the first homes built in historic Colonial Granada.” $560,000
    I love the details on the ceilings and the pink and blue courtyard.

  29. These are all in beautiful Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

    1. $40,000 for a two-story, 5 bed, 2 bath fixer-upper that will be glorious when finished. I am in love!

    2. $28,000 for an “old colonial is in total ruins” on a large lot in Merida. I hope that this structure gets saved and not demolished due to the value of the land.

    3. $38,000 This one in Merida looks like you can live in it while you are finishing restoring it. 4 bed, 2 bath on a large lot. I love the tile floors in this home.

    4. $500,000 five-bed, four-bath colonial-era mansion in located in “Merida’s most desired area.” See the tile floor in the 4th photo? I am deeply in love with that tile floor; I want to marry it and have its babies. 😉

  30. Cora says: 2060 comments

    Love love LOVE! I’d pay lots of $ just for that kitchen table.

    10891 Mayfield Rd, Chardon, OH 44024
    $379,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  31. I love the interior of the home. The home is in such a lovely location, too.

  32. Nicole Neder says: 2 comments

    Beautiful Colonial Craftsman in Philadelphia suburb of West Norriton, on a beautiful tree-lined street. Like a Norman Rockwell painting. Original 100+ year old details intact, with modernized kitchen and bath. New carriage house-style 2 story garage, at over 1000 sf. Full size walk up attic. Plenty of space to transform into a studio/shop, rec room, home office, master suite, etc. Professionally designed front gardens, spacious, quiet back yard. A true gem and must see to experience all it has to offer.

  33. Kathy says: 18 comments

    Baker City, Oregon. A historic home at a bargain price of $179,900K, recently reduced. An income property with 3 units, or convert back to original home.

  34. sandra says: 313 comments

    Here’s a cool house in Racine WI: Wish we could see some pics of the kitchen and bath(s). Lots of great features, the exterior is unique.

  35. Cora says: 2060 comments

    How about an old railway station, complete with old photos?

    42 Pecks Rd, Muncy Valley, PA 17758
    $269,900 | 2 Bed • 1 Bath

  36. Cora says: 2060 comments

    She’s enormous. Love the windows and doors:

    607 Avenue F, Riverside, PA 17868
    $71,900 | 12 Bed • 4 Bath

  37. Cora says: 2060 comments

    THIS is the one.

    I want this one.

    Oh my heart! Wonder if the hubs would get me this for Christmas…

    315 Old Allerton Rd, Clinton Township, NJ 08801
    $420,000 | 8 Bed • 2 Bath

  38. Kellie says: 1 comments

    We’ll be looking in the Cleveland area, and this listing caught my eye in early window shopping 🙂 That type of old large kitchen sink is exactly what I hope to soon plan a kitchen around.

  39. Cora says: 2060 comments

    Cute, unique:

    405 N Delaware Ave, Minersville, PA 17954
    $59,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath


    216 E Grant St, Mcadoo, PA 18237
    $35,900 | 6 Bed • 1 Bath

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