December 2, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11798 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    My thoughts are with those that are affected by the fire in Tennessee. I’ve been heartbroken since it happened. Tennessee is like a second home to us, my parents have called it home the last 16 years. I hope all my OHD readers are okay.

    As for the house in the old pic. It’s not the most interesting home I’ve shared but I just love the family showing off their car in the photo. Anyone know what kind of siding that is? It looks so strange.

    • SueSue says: 1136 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Such a tragedy in TN. I was listening to the news today about the amount of damage. Prayers for anyone affected by the fires.

      The mom in the picture looks like you do not want to upset her. Dad has a very pleasant look on his face. Probably happy about the new car.

  2. Bethany Otto says: 3474 comments

    Such a plain house–it’s good for us Old House Dreamers to realize that not every old house was crazy full of fishscale shingles and roof cresting haha. I love the picture of the family. It’s such a great glimpse into every day life. They are just people like us, seen through the lens of time. Amazing.

    • jeklstudio says: 1117 comments

      I was just thinking the exact same thing. This is a solid (looks like) well built simple home. They seem to epitomize the all American Family. I actually like this photo a lot Kelly.

  3. Laurie W. says: 1738 comments

    The siding is quite unusual, Kelly; looks convex — hope somebody has an idea about it. The car & clothing look like around the turn of the century, maybe up to 1910 or so. There were a lot of small car makers then that disappeared in a relatively short time. Papa looks rather proud of his establishment & possibly brood too. Having a car was a major deal in those days, definitely somthing to show off. I’m crazy about the 2 little guys in back with their starched white shirts & bow ties. Wonder how long those shirts stayed white?

    • John Shiflet says: 5480 comments

      I believe the siding on this house is what is called Dropped lap siding or sometimes, “Novelty” siding. Scroll down to see similar patterns from this wood siding supplier: http://www.buffalo-lumber.com/redwood-siding-pattern.htm (Please see siding patterns 930 and 931.) This profile siding was not very common until around 1900 but was extremely popular (at least in Texas) through the 1920’s. It can still be obtained from local specialty lumberyards in yellow pine and comes in clear and seconds (meaning the lower grade has some knots and sap pockets) grades. Each siding board has two rounded drops and the backs are flat like shiplap boards with a groove on the bottom that laps over a tongue on the top side. The gable boards in the subject house look like standard 1 x 4 inch beaded boards installed vertically. The square plain columns help to date this house to around 1910. I salvaged some similar square columns from a house conclusively dated to 1909. I think the photo is a bit later than 1910, perhaps around 1912 to 1915.
      As for the Southeastern U.S. fires, thankfully, they are rare but due to extreme drought conditions in the region they have been catastrophic in some areas with loss of lives and property. It appears some relief is coming in the form of rains. Californians can readily attest to the connection between extreme drought conditions and wildfires. Sadly, it appears that some of these fires were intentionally set adding criminality to the tragedy.

  4. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    The siding on the featured house looks like bamboo!

    Scarce as hen’s teeth–a real honest-to-goodness historic house (not one of those Mid-Century-Modern jobs) that’s all on one floor. This place is one of the outstanding landmarks of Westfield, NY, a town in the heart of wine country with a remarkable microclimate (the house is surrounded by grape vineyards). It was built for Damiel M. Farrington in the Greek Revival style in 1831:

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7378-E-Main_Westfield_NY_14787_M42488-24445

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3OnvKe4lRk

    • Lancaster John says: 806 comments

      I know home prices are reasonable in western New York but even so this seems to be a lot of well kept home on a nice size lot for the money. Also learned that this town is the home of Welch’s Grape Juice! Enjoyed it.

    • Laurie W. says: 1738 comments

      I love this house! Wish I could live in NYS again if it could be in this place. The zillow listing says it was built in 1950 — maybe they meant “added to” or who knows — looks far more like your date of 1831. Easy house to fall in love with.

      • CharlesB says: 481 comments

        Zillow gets their construction dates from the county assessor’s records, not from the historical society, and ‘1950’ and ‘1900’ seem to be catchall terms that merely indicate ‘older home.’ This house is fairly well documented, and was featured in Jewel Helen Conover’s book Nineteenth-Century Houses in Western New York (she however assigned it a date of 1820).

  5. Ed Ferris says: 302 comments

    Looks like shiplap (Dutch lap or novelty) siding.

  6. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Kelly, the fire damage is just awful. They are currently saying 700 structures in Gatlinburg and the surrounding area have been destroyed. 13 dead, hundreds injured. We live a county away. The smoke from the fires had been thick for a week, and then when the winds hit on Monday, it rained ash.

    There are families missing their spouses and children, unable to find or contact them. Some elderly are missing, their families desperately searching. It is horrible.

    Those who’s homes burnt are left with nothing. There are many.

    My company is collecting toiletries, baby food, diapers, adult diapers, wheelchairs, first aid supplies etc. to take up the mountain to one of the shelters on Wednesday. If anyone would like to contribute, let me know. I can put you in touch with the department at work that is handling the donations.
    (If I can’t put the last paragraph just delete, it’s OK).

  7. MW says: 898 comments

    I always find it fascinating how the old houses in the historical photos always seem so perfectly constructed, even in close up detail. Look at these photos closely for example. Yes, the houses are new then vs. old and weathered how we are use to seeing them now. But even still, if you look closely, they always seem so perfectly put together and all the materials cut perfectly and joined tightly. It is all very impressive, especially considering the tools they had to work with back then. Basically it shows how skillful and capable the craftsmen were back then. If you zoom in on the average new house today and it is going to look like it was built by the local elementary school in comparison, maybe high school at best.

  8. Anne M. says: 825 comments

    The Capt. B.F. Gibbs house, built 1865 in Wareham, MA – old photos of house & family included in the listing:
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Wareham-MA/house_type/56662534_zpid/14474_rid/1740-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.846291,-70.379448,41.671117,-71.020088_rect/10_zm/
    An 1896 Georgian Revival in New Bedford, MA:
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/New-Bedford-MA/house_type/55996508_zpid/33058_rid/1740-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.756203,-70.618401,41.580782,-71.259041_rect/10_zm/2_p/
    The remnants of what once was a 104 room (!) summer home in Beverly, MA built by Henry Clay Frick, one time partner of Andrew Carnegie:
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Beverly-MA/house_type/59227962_zpid/30450_rid/1740-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.621202,-70.741311,42.513487,-70.97374_rect/11_zm/
    Henry Clay Frick wanted a house to rival the “cottages” of Newport and Eagle Rock was the result:
    http://www.beyondthegildedage.com/2012/07/eagle-rock.html
    The family’s year-round home in Pittsburgh “Clayton” is part of the larger complex of the Frick Museum and is open for tours:
    http://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/

  9. SueSue says: 1136 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Built in the 1941 and hasn’t been redecorated since the 1970’s. Some of the wall paper is just wild. This a wonderful place on over 40 acres in the Savannah area. Quite a treasure. I do take issue with the realtors rather free use of the word “stable’ for the old mess of a small barn on the property.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2086-Grove-Point-Rd-Savannah-GA-31419/123556334_zpid/

    • jeklstudio says: 1117 comments

      This house is quite something. It re-confirms my belief that if you wait long enough everything comes back around! The colors are so ‘on trend’ right now. The tangerine and lime. I would want to take it back to 1941 personally, but it’s an incredible place.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6339 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Some Really great vintage looks. Not in the least bit tacky dated, (IMO). GORGE!

    • Teri R says: 285 comments

      I wouldn’t change a thing! Very interesting choices and it has a very cheerful vibe. I am not normally a fan of any wallpaper but this just works in a very charming way. Overdone a bit, but that adds to the fun 🙂 Love the grounds and small barn, too. Sue, thanks for posting!

    • Bethany Otto says: 3474 comments

      I adore this place and wouldn’t change a thing! It’s not how I would decorate a blank slate, but if I bought it this way, I would keep it! I love color and cheerful prints. Fabulous house.

    • Gail M says: 201 comments

      I love it. Too, too cool.

    • Laurie W. says: 1738 comments

      What everybody else said. Beauty. I’d buy it for the gorgeous curves in the stair railing alone!

    • Sharon says: 46 comments

      Groovy kitchen!

    • SueSue says: 1136 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      First of all…the name!!! How adorable, “Maple Cake Farm”. Then the property and all the gorgeous barns. House is a little too renovated for me but you cannot deny it is a beautiful place.

  10. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Nice built-ins. I like the I Dream Of Jeannie window seat:

    507 5th, Clarendon, TX 79226
    $449,000 | 5 Bed • 5 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M86897-36335

    • Anne M. says: 825 comments

      That is such a pretty house! and I love the kitchen!

    • Lisa says: 2 comments

      Oh wow! I just love this place. I wasn’t sure at first, especially the black mirror above the fireplace. I was like “What??” but it grew on me fast and the rest of it is so quirky and fun! I want to move in tomorrow.

    • Michael Mackin says: 2448 comments

      It’s a beautiful house. I’m not a fan of the modern lighting but the rest of the house looks fairly intact.

    • Signe says: 45 comments

      Sterling is a nice quiet little town, there are a lot of very reasonably priced because it is too far a commute to the big cities, unfortunately the taxes in all of Ill. are quite high. It keeps the home prices down in communities like Sterling. So it is initially good for buyers but very bad for resale when you are ready to move. We live next door in Wisconsin and wanted to buy a gorgeous home in Warren, Ill. but the $10,800.00 per year tax bill was insane for a $199,000.00 home. We called the county because we thought it was a mistake, but it was not, so we had to pass on that house. The taxes on this one are listed at around $1500.00 which seems reasonable, but it shows they were $3300.00 in 2014?

    • dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1171 comments

      That’s actually very pretty at a great price 🙂

    • SueSue says: 1136 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      What a house and a house with sooooo many doors. I would love to tour this house and see where they all lead. First thing I would change would be all the modern fixtures. They don’t do this house justice.

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

    My two adds this week: An old inn in Upstate NY with interesting hand painted murals

    http://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/2100518639_zpid/1_pnd/43.743321,-70.713501,39.753657,-77.744751_rect/6_zm/1_rs/1_fr/

    This one is a 1936 Hollywood regency in Goldsboro, NC. I would love to restore this baby, but fear that something strange has happened to the roofline…it doesn’t appear original – I can’t see how the overhang and the remaining derelict gutters work together. Any ideas? Did the original roof not have an overhang? The clumsy roof line over the dormers doesn’t fit with the elegance otherwise seen in this house. Also, the weird kitchen appears to have been added later. I’d tear that off right away.

    https://www.cbadvantage.com/listing/92-100173/1102-pine-street-goldsboro-nc-27530/TRULIA

  12. Ed Ferris says: 302 comments

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/503-E-3rd-St-Seymour-IN-47274/94427173_zpid/
    $50K.
    If the seller is reading this, tell your agent to post at least twenty photos, showing the front and back stairs, all six fireplaces, the eaves, box gutter, and roof, and each room. I sold my Seymour project house one week after I replaced the one listing photo with a more complete set. And, if no one is living in the house, tell the agent you will hold her liable for any thefts not caused by break-ins — agents like to give out the key code and let people in without supervision.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5308-Cauterskill-Rd-Catskill-NY-12414/98148463_zpid/
    $100K, $320 (three hundred twenty dollars) taxes
    This has been mentioned before on this site, but I don’t recall seeing the listing. The Kaaterskill, a 19 BR, 13 BA Catskills resort. Two acres and waterfront. If you have a lot of relatives coming for Xmas … if you collect furniture … if you have nineteen children … a cozy little place for all sorts of people. Maybe our New York residents can tell us about the history.

    • JimHJimH says: 5042 comments
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      Ed, the resort is the Creek Side House, built by Hezekiah Eckler (1838-1894) in the 1870’s. His family had settled in the neighborhood in 1710 after coming over from Germany with a couple of thousand other Palatines.
      Although fairly old for its type, the house was one of hundreds of summer lodges operating in the region with anywhere from 2 rooms to 600. The accomodations here were comfortable but not luxurious, as it catered to middle-class families from Manhattan and Brooklyn. In the 1950’s, the building was renovated and became part of the Sunnybrook Resort next door, which operated until fairly recently. It’s on the Kaaterskill Creek which allowed fishing, boating and swimming, but the Creek Side House was about 15 miles from Kaaterskill Falls in the mountains that made the name famous for tourists and artists in the 19th century. The ad in the listing is from 1879.
      https://archive.org/stream/vanloanscatskill00val#page/34/mode/2up

  13. Lindsay G says: 571 comments

    A 1925 Tudor in Detroit. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19415-Argyle-Cres-Detroit-MI-48203/88218143_zpid/

    And now a couple from my hometown:

    This 1895 victorian fixer-upper has always been one of my favorites while driving though Columbia. It’s on the main drag and I’ve always wondered what it looked like on the inside. I was happy to see it on zillow! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/855-Chestnut-St-Columbia-PA-17512/9690214_zpid/

    I’m including this 1875 house only because it’s just too cute! There’s not a lot of charming qualities aside from the little windows on the second story but the backyard is a good size considering it’s in the heart of Lancaster city. The only problem I’d have is the snow in winter on a back alley road like that. I’m sure it’s probably a pain in the you-know-what! 😛 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/145-N-Concord-St-Lancaster-PA-17603/9733295_zpid/

    This 1803 house is my friend’s childhood home. I have so many fond memories of playing in the big rooms with my huge group of friends. I was pretty bummed when I heard that his parents were selling the house. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/104-E-Front-St-Marietta-PA-17547/9769165_zpid/

    • Michael Mackin says: 2448 comments

      I love the house in Columbia! It looks like a good price as well. I see they have some unfinished remodeling. It always makes me cringe, hoping it’s period appropriate and not out in left field.

      • Lancaster John says: 806 comments

        I was in the Columbia property a lot when our company had it listed as a foreclosure a couple of years ago. The back wall was falling down and the structure was unsafe, it was condemned by the borough. Additionally at some point it had a fire in the attic, and while the damage was largely repaired charred timbers remained. The house needed a huge amount of work and a very deep pocket. The purchaser fixed the rear wall and seems to have cleaned up a few of the main rooms, but there is certainly a lot of work remaining, much more than can be seen in these photos.

    • Sharon says: 46 comments

      The Tudor is so handsome, but what a shame the owners had zero historic vision as far as that catastrophic kitchen is concerned. But oh those ceramic tiles and stained-glass in the rest of the home…..

  14. RosewaterRosewater says: 6339 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Here’s a few on the top end from Ohio, (mostly Italianates). Had five minutes to search this week and bookmarked some for various reasons, but all worth a peek. My apologies to those who may have posted any of them here before. They’re pretty great, so wouldn’t be surprised. DON’T FORGET TO “VIEW LARGE” FOR ALL AVAIL PIX!

    The first one has the most AMAZING grounds; a real wonderland.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2640-North-St-Granville-OH-43023/112064351_zpid/

    Some other great places:

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/221-E-Elm-St-Granville-OH-43023/74341719_zpid/

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/95-W-Main-St-Norwalk-OH-44857/34445561_zpid/

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2407-S-5th-St-Ironton-OH-45638/34779836_zpid/

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1328-Broadway-St-Cincinnati-OH-45202/34221629_zpid/

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25-W-Bomford-St-Richwood-OH-43344/81441229_zpid/

    • dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1171 comments

      Some really pretty properties there, wow

    • JimHJimH says: 5042 comments
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      Wow, they’re really living the dream north of Granville – beautiful home, lawns, gardens and pond with sculpture, horses and a nice collection of antique cars. Close to Columbus too!

    • SueSue says: 1136 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Rosewater, Wow, the first home is just perfect. You truly could not ask for a better piece of property. My horses are voting that we move there.

      The second home is a classic grande dam. My grandmother loved homes like this one. She would be swooning over this one.

      The last house is very unique. Is the clapboard part of the house original? I would like to undo what has been done to it and really have the whole place be period correct.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6339 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Ya know Sue, it’s not; and it’s a real eye sore for sure. Guessing by period and style, I’d say that bit started life as upper and lower porches; and probably rather decorative and attractive ones too. Often times folks pick the WRONG solution for the question “where do we add the bathrooms” in old houses. That is my guess as to the unfortunate fate of the front porches. It would be a world of effort and cash to restore them.

  15. tess says: 304 comments

    1. St Jo MO 18K project house already down to framework but lots of interesting details left.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/825-Vine-St_Saint-Joseph_MO_64501_M89485-27885

    2. St. Jo 9K project house sold through Homepath. Could be beautiful when restored.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1221-N-7th-St_Saint-Joseph_MO_64501_M74247-86656

    3. St. JO 172.5 K 1881 Victorian beautiful house, restored, needs some touch up and decorating.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/724-N-5th-St_Saint-Joseph_MO_64501_M74292-95835

    • Signe says: 45 comments

      I LOVE #3 in St. Jo. It is so much like my grandmothers home, I could move right in an navigate it with my eyes closed. The price is very reasonable, I wonder what the neighborhood is like.

    • Sandra says: 320 comments

      I really do not understand some of the HomePath homes. HomePath is for first time buyers, and I think ones who do not have a lot of money for a down payment. But what first time buyer with little cash could handle an extensive rehab? I had asked the same question in another thread, I should go hunt to see if anyone answered it. 🙂

  16. DanPDX says: 80 comments

    Sorry to hear about the horrible fires and loss of lives and property in the South – we in the Northwest can empathize.

    Today, I’m providing a few listings from Tacoma, WA. When Tacoma was founded, it was projected to be the queen city of the West Coast and was larger than Seattle until the late 1800’s when the railroad favored Seattle over Tacoma for a major terminus for shipping and exports. Tacoma still was and is a port city, but declined in importance in comparison with Seattle and other large Western port cities.

    These homes are from the city’s heyday, built with fortunes made in lumber, railroad and imoort/export businesses:

    521 Tacom Ave S
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/521-Tacom-Ave-S-Tacoma-WA-98403/2096265651_zpid

    514 S Cushman Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/514-S-Cushman-Ave-Tacoma-WA-98405/2098278659_zpid

    1010 N Yakima Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1010-N-Yakima-Ave-Tacoma-WA-98403/49203477_zpid

    19 N Bradley Rd
    Tacoma, WA 98406
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19-N-Bradley-Rd-Tacoma-WA-98406/110245276_zpid

    4602 N Verde St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4602-N-Verde-St-Tacoma-WA-98407/49348557_zpid

    4501 N Stevens St
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4501-N-Stevens-St-Tacoma-WA-98407/2111317016_zpid

    • Sharon says: 46 comments

      I love Art Nouveau more than most folks, but that kitchen poster print wallpaper in the first home is dizzying, especially with the busy tile floor.

    • BungalowGirl says: 142 comments

      514 S. Cushman just melted my heart. Lovely homes, but that one spoke to me. Love it!

    • daykopajj says: 8 comments

      These lovely houses and people stick those granite and stainless steel kitchens and slick, sleek bathrooms in ’em. Oy! Why does everyone seem to march in lockstep with these design trends? It’s so jarring. That Tacoma house on Yakima St. shows how to do it the right way. More in keeping with the rest of the house.

    • SueSue says: 1136 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Haddaway Hall is just perfect for what my husband I want to create for those that are chronically ill. Too bad it is over 5 million dollars. *sigh*

  17. Joe says: 750 comments

    Does anyone out there know why some Zillow listings pop right up, and others require registration? It is weird because I can’t see the difference between the listings, and if I know the address, I can do a search and look it up.The last thing I want is for any real estate site to send me e-mails. I s there a way to bypass the registration.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11798 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Sorry, I try to pay attention to the linkage to be sure it’s not the ones where you have to sign in. I’m always signed in so can always see them. I’ll try to pay better attention. If anyone does share from Zillow, look at the link and be sure there’s either the address showing in the link or there’s a number followed by zpid in the link, those are the links that work for sure. Or at least click “Expand” when looking at the house via the map/search page and share the house link not the search link.

      It’s something to do with sharing links from your saved/favorite house list on Zillow…I think?

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

      The house in Charleston actually does have a fair amount of originality left. It’s a typical Charleston side piazza house built during the Greek Revival period. Those marble mantles are original as are the plaster cornices and medallions. There’s a joggling board on the piazza painted in appropriate Charleston Green.

    • tess says: 304 comments

      Re: your Charleston house. I like to see what decisions people have made in rehabbing. Just because it’s old doesn’t mean it can’t be made livable for today’s owners. Totally remuddled no, tastefully redone yes. And three cheers for electricity and indoor plumbing 🙂

    • Cathy says: 2209 comments

      The first house in Charleston, SC – lovely, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen triple sash windows like it has, with the lowest third at floor level sporting shutter-like panels which can be open or closed. Cool!

      Agree that the FL house has great water views! (As long as the water stays where it presently is!)

      Also really like the Dutch Colonial Revival in Springfield, OH. Yeah, don’t know what’s up with the wall above that one fp mantel. I agree that it looks like that house could be spiffed back up and look great again; nice bones. I like the rather unusual ceiling light fixture at the foot of the stairs, the two windows in the bathroom, and in pic #33 am wondering if that’s a milk-box or mailbox?

    • Laurie W. says: 1738 comments

      The Charleston house has plenty of original elements & what may not be is still nicely done. Handsome house with a lovely garden. I can imagine the owners seeing that croc in a garden store & just HAVING to take him home. Also like the little “G. Washingtons” in the den/parlor fireplace. I assume the sellers put in much renovation/restoration, to account for the increase over the $1.2 million they paid 4 years ago. Anyway, it’s a stellar Charleston house.

      • CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

        I’d bet that croc is actually supposed the be an American alligator common to the Charleston area and found all too often wondering into local swimming pools.

        I didn’t see the earthquake bolts the first time I looked at the house, as they are typically painted black rather than the color of the house.

    • SueSue says: 1136 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      The Baltimore house is not in a desirable area. My brother lives in Baltimore and the advice is to Avoid Druid Hill Park at all costs. The 28th street area is not so great either. This house is a beauty but to buy it would just not be worth the crime you are exposed to. It’s sad it sits in an area that has gotten so dangerous.

  18. Cocoa G says: 72 comments

    I have two from Oklahoma City, OK and two from Orange, CA.

    1928 Tudor with great baths and really cool built-ins.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/700-NE-17th-St-Oklahoma-City-OK-73105/21844580_zpid/

    Fabulous 1908 Prairie.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/501-NW-15th-St-Oklahoma-City-OK-73103/21846533_zpid/

    1925 French Country Revival. Amazing stained glass, woodwork and bathrooms.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/552-E-Palmyra-Ave-Orange-CA-92866/25436089_zpid/

    1925 Mediterranean Revival. Cool stove and nice bath.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/160-N-Lester-Dr-Orange-CA-92868/25130986_zpid/

    • Martha T says: 1 comments

      Orange has a darling downtown with some great antique stores. I loved the tile work and windows in both homes. The smaller one would be a perfect retirement home.

  19. Jennifer HT says: 781 comments

    I offer this as a neck workout. I wonder if the hardwoods are intact under all that carpet!
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1300-NW-Lower-Silver-Lake-Rd-Topeka-KS-66608/77469552_zpid/

    Swoon. I just LOVE this. Whoa… lots of green, but wow!
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/719-N-Wallace-Ave-Bozeman-MT-59715/74929315_zpid/

    • JimHJimH says: 5042 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Thanks Jennifer – Topeka loosened up my crick a bit! Nice house there too, and a super collection altogether (as usual).
      Looking at old houses online beats shopping, watching TV, raking leaves and most other things I can think of, as long as there’s nobody around to complain. 🙂

    • Lottie says: 379 comments

      Eatonton, GA, …Wow!

    • Laurie W. says: 1738 comments

      Georgia is the fortunate possessor of more nice old houses than many states of similar industrialization. They seem to be smart enough to value & care for them; I hope that continues forever! The 2 antebellum houses here are pristine, with well-kept gardens too. The button-in-the-newel-post story is a cute one but not true; people put them in their houses because they were attractive. No one who could build a house like this would dream of indicating anything as vulgar as whether they had paid off their house. (The “pineapple symbol of hospitality” story is also a myth, but what staying power!) I assume the Trippes of both houses are related?

  20. Teri R says: 285 comments

    Almost 10 acres, red barn, and 1759 home near Roxbury CT for less than $225,000!
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1006-Washington-Woodbury-Rd-Roxbury-CT-06783/57817703_zpid/

    • Laurie W. says: 1738 comments

      I love the old folks in the photo too. This house just cries out for restoration; could be just a gem. The property — oh, groan, it is beyond beautiful! My dream acreage, even with Vermont winters! If there’s a heaven, this is its address.

    • Teri R says: 285 comments

      The Broad Brook Road house in VT is a great find for $255,000. A 1860 country home WITH 55 acres AND lots of original features!

    • Don Carleton says: 264 comments

      I know this West Beach property well, at least from the outside, as I used to swim at West Beach in high school and college before the local authorities started cracking down on non-resident “walk-ons” (the beach is technically restricted to club members and town residents, but if you parked offsite or biked over, in the “old days” you used to be able to swim there unhindered).

      In any event, I do really appreciate your posting this property as I’ve always wondered what the interior was like. For many years it was in a state of institutional semi-dilapidation, being owned by the Landmark School.

      The place looks quite paradisaical in the listing shots, but in truth it has its drawbacks.

      It’s the first house next to the West Beach Club parking lot and its (quite ugly) beach house. Being right next to the parking area, the property does not have the kind of private, exclusive vibe you’d expect to get from a $4.5 million North Shore oceanfront estate.

      Still, I must admit the views across the water to Misery Island and environs are really quite wonderful!

  21. Rachel Shoemaker says: 36 comments

    I found this because of a comment left at Rosemary Thornton’s website. They seem to think it’s a Sears Magnolia but, for many reasons… too many to go into, it isn’t. But it’s a beautiful home! Fair price it seems too.
    http://www.trulia.com/property/1026427191-331-S-Clay-St-Marshfield-MO-65706

  22. BungalowGirl says: 142 comments

    Lovely Tudor style in Johnsonburg, PA. (Not sure if it’s been shared before, but is a great house in a somewhat depressed area.)

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/701-Penn-St-Johnsonburg-PA-15845/107384523_zpid/

  23. CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

    1915 Colonial Revival called the Col. James Padgett House in Walterboro, SC. One of the last pics in the listing is a historic photo.

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3017918844-Single-Family-Home-Walterboro-SC-29488

    Streetview. Look at those live oaks.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@32.9043422,-80.6545294,3a,75y,236.93h,96.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snkLynanKswJFzUFXtZLGPw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

  24. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Check out the pink bathroom:

    114 Miller St E, Salisbury, NC 28144
    $89,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M52102-64664

    Beautiful:

    8670 Us Hwy 601 Hwy, Salisbury, NC 28147
    $249,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M66827-78977

  25. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Little cutie:

    122 Korner St, Mount Airy, NC 27030
    $52,000 | 2 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M51989-13590

    And this one too! What a great exterior. I’m guessing the build date of 1931 is off by a landslide:

    423 N 5th St, Youngwood, PA 15697
    $95,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M30414-55598

  26. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Bargains:

    4 Houlton Rd, Danforth, ME 04424
    $29,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M40324-08767

    751 4th St S, Carrington, ND 58421
    $46,000 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M78487-27688

    133 Williams St, Bluefield, WV 24701
    $12,000 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M48968-17524

    147 Azelta Rd, Sabinsville, PA 16950
    $199,000 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M37273-66116

    • SueSue says: 1136 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      Oh my goodness, that kitchen with it’s two pantries, walk in cooler, cabinets, counters, deep sink, beams, fireplace and the La Cornue range?!!!!! Swoon. I actually like everything about this home. Truly I am in love. I wonder why they are selling after they put so much money into it?

    • Teri says: 285 comments

      Wow! This home is old and sturdy with updates!

  27. RonnieH says: 82 comments

    50 acres in Southern Oregon with 6,100 square foot home.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1677-Old-Stage-Rd-Central-Point-OR-97502/82337952_zpid/

  28. Jennifer HT says: 781 comments

    The outside is a bit kooky, but the inside has some nice touches.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/36-Carrera-St-Saint-Augustine-FL-32084/47776958_zpid/

    Please don’t let this become a granite palace. The kitchen is adorable.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/240-Holyoke-St-San-Francisco-CA-94134/15168512_zpid/

  29. Sandra says: 320 comments

    Because of a comment to one of the homes for sale, I did a search on Pewabic tile and came across a home for sale in Grosse Pointe Farms MI. Aside from a few bath updates the home is quite intact which I think is amazing for a home at this price ($1.8 million), it seems like so many people who own expensive homes just love to remodel them. The home is still for sale. It has fantastic tilework and original refrigerators, among many other cool features. https://www.trulia.com/property/3168146843-30-Preston-Pl-Grosse-Pointe-Farms-MI-48236# And here’s an article about the home: http://www.freep.com/story/money/real-estate/michigan-house-envy/2016/10/29/grosse-pointe-farms-real-estate/92745958/

  30. Jennifer HT says: 781 comments

    This house is amazing. Turret, wood, glass…. love. Old pics too!

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22-W-4th-St-Corning-NY-14830/32564767_zpid/

    • Sandra says: 320 comments

      Oooh, that one is beautiful! The exterior is like a jumble of different ideas and it all works. The old photo indicates that the house was a very dark color originally, maybe stained shingles? The current color isn’t bad but the dark color is amazing. The interior is great too, so many wonderful features. The fireplaces! I don’t even mind the kitchen, I would paint the cabinets and maybe replace the floor so it doesn’t look so 1950’s, though it’s not bad.

    • JimHJimH says: 5042 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Thanks Jennifer! The Corning house is beautiful and well-preserved (with some interior updates), and in a NRHP historic district full of fine Victorian homes. It’s a textbook example of late Shingle Style, according to THE textbook of American house styles by the McAlesters, which pictures the house on page 379 of the most recent edition. Stone, brick, and terra cotta details, and artistic shingle treatment including a nice wave over the front entrance.
      https://books.google.com/books?id=fjbaCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA379

      • Sandra says: 320 comments

        I just noticed that there is an addition over the side porch (to the left of the chimney). It was just a sloped roof originally, then someone built a room. At least they added the same kind of fretwork to the windows of the addition so it blends in well with the rest of the house. That is one handsome exterior!

    • Sandra says: 320 comments

      Very pretty! The real estate agent did a great job of highlighting all of the great details that might be missed in full-room photos.

  31. StevenFStevenF says: 186 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    A lovely Vermont colonial Georgian, ca 1812, being used as a B&B. Looks like someone tore off a front porch at some point.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/61-Academy-Cir-Woodstock-VT-05071/2098244501_zpid/

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