December 23, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion (Merry Christmas!) 12/23/2016 139 Added to OHD on 12/23/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 139 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 139 Comments on December 23, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion (Merry Christmas!) OHD does not represent this home. Comments are not monitored by the agent. Status, price and other details may not be current, verify using the listing links up top. Contact the agent if you are interested in this home. Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 12/23/2016 at 5:08 pm What an amazing tree and picture!!! I love it!! Happy holidays everyone! Log in to Reply dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1196 comments 12/24/2016 at 10:22 am Merry Christmas everyone and Kelly thank you for this site, it truly starts my day off~ Log in to Reply 67drake says: 265 comments OHD Supporter 1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring Iowa County , WI 12/23/2016 at 5:11 pm No house comments from me today-I just wanted to wish everybody a Merry Christmas! Thanks for this site Kelly! Log in to Reply tess says: 306 comments 12/23/2016 at 5:19 pm Thank you for these photos. They are an inspiration for next Christmas. Here’s the Gingerbread House to go with them. Cute 1938 Tudor cottage in Memphis Tn. Currently used as a church but easily converted back to one family. Wouldn’t this make a great wedding venue? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3174-Carnes-Ave-Memphis-TN-38111/42167753_zpid/ Log in to Reply akd1953 says: 198 comments 12/23/2016 at 8:37 pm This house is almost too cute to be real. It is very nice inside. Will it be deconcecrated when sold? Log in to Reply dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1196 comments 12/24/2016 at 10:24 am Well usually it’s converting a church into a home, this is converting a church that was a home, back into a home! This is adorable! Log in to Reply californianinkansas says: 106 comments 12/23/2016 at 5:27 pm Happy Festivus to all! May your grievances be aired and your feats of strength be challenged! Also, as applicable, merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, merry Yule, and happy Solstice! Log in to Reply Melissa says: 239 comments 12/23/2016 at 5:33 pm Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all, especially Kelly!! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1759 comments 12/23/2016 at 5:53 pm Mesmerizing Christmas tree! Got to be the 30s with earlier things too, and I LOVE miniatures, could play with those under the tree all day. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may love surround you all! Log in to Reply Curiouser George says: 143 comments 12/26/2016 at 1:43 pm I’m thinking this tree dates from an earlier period since there are no automobile toys or electric lights. Regardless, though, as others have noted it’s fascinating to look at. One can only imagine the joy and excitement that Xmas morning brought to this household! Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 12/23/2016 at 5:53 pm Just in time for the Holiday–a Santa-Claus-red gambrel-roof cape perched on a hillside across the street from the water in New London, Connecticut. The second listing–with better pictures–shows it a couple of years ago priced at $279,900; the first listing shows it today at $119,000: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/245-Pequot-Ave-New-London-CT-06320/58973310_zpid/ http://www.connecticutforsale.com/new-london/new-london/home/245-Pequot-Ave,-New-London,-CT-06320/E250043 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/23/2016 at 8:14 pm My goodness….what happened to it in the ensuing years? It looks like someone purposely abused it. Log in to Reply akd1953 says: 198 comments 12/23/2016 at 8:44 pm I love the wide floor boards. What happened? The 2nd shows a beautiful house the 1st is a fixer upper. What a difference. Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 786 comments 12/23/2016 at 9:38 pm it says in the price it was foreclosed on in Sept. of this year. Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 12/24/2016 at 9:07 am Eight thousand dollars in property taxes! Log in to Reply Charles B says: 481 comments 12/26/2016 at 11:35 am Living by the sea in Connecticut in a 200-year-old house is a privilege usually reserved for the wealthy. It is an attainment seldom if ever available to those of modest means, and restoration work and, yes, exorbitant taxes are the price of admission. New London itself may be a bit rough around the edges, but 175 years ago it ranked with Nantucket and New Bedford as one of the three greatest whaling ports in the world. It has fantastic architecture, and private restoration activity already underway in the city center shows it has the potential to become another Newport, RI. Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments 12/24/2016 at 9:13 am That’s so sad. What a couple years of neglect/abuse can do . . . Still a great house though, lots of potential and great location! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1759 comments 12/24/2016 at 3:52 pm It was a nice antique in the 1st listing. What a horrible shame! If New London has a historic society worthy of the name, it should take an interest in this cottage. The later addition looks acceptable, which isn’t often true. Log in to Reply Graham says: 148 comments 12/23/2016 at 5:56 pm Merry Merry everyone! Here’s to a new year chock full of great old houses!!!!!! Log in to Reply chad31 says: 21 comments 12/23/2016 at 6:24 pm Merry Christmas Kelly. Here’s wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday in the new home. Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 786 comments 12/23/2016 at 6:57 pm Happy Holidays to all! Love the tree Kelly – how exciting to be spending your first Christmas in your new home, too! A couple from the Berkshire Hills, the first an 1875 charmer http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Becket-MA/56798831_zpid/50932_rid/1720-1940_built/42.344462,-72.955571,42.229661,-73.206196_rect/11_zm/ The second, a 1775 farmhouse with 75 acres & some old photos http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Richmond-MA/56813858_zpid/56246_rid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.445881,-73.225422,42.331265,-73.476048_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/ And a sheep farm in Vermont, with some early sketches: http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/75415941_zpid/7_days/2000-_size/1720-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/44.157578,-71.275178,43.260206,-73.280182_rect/8_zm/ A very economical 1890 town house in Reading, PA http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Reading-PA/8833525_zpid/6696_rid/7_days/2000-_size/1720-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.408137,-75.806523,40.28987,-76.057148_rect/11_zm/ Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/23/2016 at 8:23 pm I can’t decide if I like 2 or 3 the best. Log in to Reply Sharon says: 46 comments 12/24/2016 at 8:25 am I’m going for the sheep farm, nycsmf. Dreams of Christmas in Vermont tonight. Log in to Reply FloridaOHDjunkie says: 150 comments 12/23/2016 at 11:37 pm wonderful “gingerbread house” Log in to Reply dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1196 comments 12/24/2016 at 10:41 am First house, love the old picture of the family in the old pool I guess is what you can say it is! Second House … A dream! Third House …. WOW WOW WOW Fourth House …. so cute!!!! Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 12/24/2016 at 12:17 pm I love all the black and white pictures that go along with the first two houses! It shows the original owners who once loved and lived and made memories in the homes. Log in to Reply Guinan says: 59 comments OHD Supporter 12/24/2016 at 2:43 pm I would take that darling row house in Reading in a split second. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1759 comments 12/24/2016 at 4:05 pm The 2nd, 1773, house is luscious. So many great old fireplaces. The place has been treated well, thank heaven escaped any HGTV treatments. Love the old photos — I’d want those horses too! The barn of the sheep farm is about the most beautiful building I ever saw! Wish there were more pictures of it. Much credit to the owners for restoring it. Log in to Reply Zoomey says: 526 comments 12/28/2016 at 10:11 am What could possibly make the house in Vermont worth 1.1 million? It’s nice, but only on 3 acres. Is it because it’s close to Middlebury College? Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/23/2016 at 8:07 pm Lovely tree! Happy Holidays to all! Here are a few presents to hope for under your tree. What’s Christmas without some gingerbread? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4402-S-Meridian-Rd-Hudson-MI-49247/2107523905_zpid/ This one has floating radiators and last sold in 2005. Looks like the last owners didn’t touch it…still looks like the 1950s or 60s. Just beware of the water…it’s in Flint, MI. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1704-Crescent-Dr-Flint-MI-48503/73930935_zpid/ It looks like whoever added onto the back of this one didn’t know when to say “stop”…it just goes and goes. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39-Reservoir-Rd-Mcelhattan-PA-17748/2099101699_zpid/ A handsome Center Hall colonial revival in Laconia NH…I love the split pediment over the center dormer. I also like how cleanly the living room wood work is painted. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17-Harvard-St-Laconia-NH-03246/86712633_zpid/ Architect who designed this house must have had fun. It doesn’t look like there is a square room in the entire house! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/402-S-Main-St-Coudersport-PA-16915/107415763_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2240 comments 12/23/2016 at 10:52 pm I like the last two a lot. Would most likely choose the Lanconia house if pressed for a choice, but like the staircase – esp. the upper part of it with the stained glass window – of the last house. Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments 12/24/2016 at 9:17 am I’m nuts about the “on and on” house, especially that funky 70’s kitchen with the giant island/table/lazy susan thing! Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 12/24/2016 at 12:52 pm Is that a merry-go-round in the backyard of the Laconia NH house? Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2240 comments 12/25/2016 at 1:54 am I just took another look. Looks like one to me! Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/26/2016 at 1:20 pm I haven’t seen one of those in decades! I’ll bet it’s been that long since any child used it. Log in to Reply dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1196 comments 12/27/2016 at 2:25 am First house … simply WANT Second house … What a price for a well kept house, probably not my style, but I can’t say I don’t like it. Third house … I can’t figure out the oddness on this house, that huge crazy kitchen is just odd to me. Fourth house … I really like this one Fifth house … didn’t think I would like it, surprised me, love it. Log in to Reply BarbF says: 34 comments 12/27/2016 at 10:52 pm The Coudersport house is fabulous. The owners did a great job with the photos, too. My favorite is no. 25. After I perused the pictures a few times, I backed out into Zillowland and saw that the whole town seems to be full of wonderful old homes. I’ve been wanting to stay in the South, but, wow, how much trouble could a little snow be when you could have this! Log in to Reply S. Owen says: 13 comments 12/23/2016 at 8:25 pm Here’s a few from my portion of Iowa. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/302-Union-St_La-Motte_IA_52054_M77120-64916#photo4 A pretty solid looking house with some great leaded glass. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/110-W-Washington-St_Wheatland_IA_52777_M83246-94358#photo18 This one’s been remuddled quite a bit on the outside but the inside is still pretty charming http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/438-Grant-St_Miles_IA_52064_M79013-38638#photo21 Pretty ugly kitchen but the rest of this one is remarkably intact. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1560-68-Iowa-Sts_Dubuque_IA_52001_M76674-45629#photo20 7 unit apartment building, the rooms shown are beautifully intact but I imagine all the units are not in such good condition. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2222-Queen-St_Dubuque_IA_52001_M78631-48170#photo24 Appears to be an old Catholic school and has a beautiful old stage inside it. Log in to Reply Coqu says: 262 comments 12/23/2016 at 10:33 pm The last link is the old Sacred Heart school. The church next door (Sacred Heart) in the last picture is featured in the Sly Stallone “F.I.S.T.” movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAndBxYrTBE At 1:08 you’ll see the church. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1139 comments 12/23/2016 at 11:07 pm The ‘ugly kitchen’ one is very sweet! Really like the dining room. Fantastic built in and that little oval window in the swingin door to the kitchen! Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments 12/24/2016 at 9:27 am Crazy for the first house! I especially love the awesome Fridgidaire Flair (I think that’s what it’s called) stove, and the great dinette. Hope they come with the house! Log in to Reply Lucindy says: 57 comments 12/25/2016 at 4:48 pm That’s a Flair range in the first one. Burners pull out like a drawer, and oven doors open up overhead. The tv show, “Bewitched,” had one in its kitchen. Really some nifty functional elements. We pulled one out of my grandmother’s last house and gave it to friends who are more into the time period. (We have a restored 1938 Magic Chef waiting in storage for a kitchen remodel.) LOVE that school stage and auditorium. Log in to Reply Sandra says: 321 comments 12/27/2016 at 6:51 pm I love looking at vintage ranges. That’s really interesting about the Flair, I’m going to watch Bewitched so I can see it. 🙂 It looks like a clever concept, I wonder why the pull out burners thing didn’t stick around. I suppose there’s a pretty good demand for an original Flair. (later edit) I just google’d “bewitched flair range” and I see all sorts of interesting pictures including a guy lifting up an oven door. Wow, that’s pretty cool! If I had a 1960’s house I would love to have that range! Log in to Reply BarbF says: 34 comments 12/23/2016 at 9:47 pm Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you, Kelly for entertaining and educating us with this wonderful website. I hope you have a magical Christmas in your new home. I found an interesting 1916 home in Mobile, Al at a reasonable price. It’s in a historic neighborhood and across the street from the Al School of Math and Science: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14-S-Ann-St-Mobile-AL-36604/51026762_zpid/ Here’s another one in Mobile: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/510-S-Jefferson-St-Mobile-AL-36603/51026153_zpid/ Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/24/2016 at 12:39 pm I really like the first one except for the way too ornate new kitchen. The rooms look very nicely proportioned. Log in to Reply BarbF says: 34 comments 12/27/2016 at 10:54 pm I’m with you on the kitchen. Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2240 comments 12/23/2016 at 10:39 pm I especially like the bead and tinsel garlands on the tree. Merry Christmas and/or a Happy Hanukkah to everyone! Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 12/23/2016 at 10:44 pm Merry Christmas everyone! This 1923 home in Wisconsin is my ultimate favorite because of the beautiful end turrets. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2728-E-Newton-Ave-Shorewood-WI-53211/110738392_zpid/ Absolutely GORGEOUS paint detailed 1887 Georgian home that currently serves as a bed and breakfast but if I owned it, it’d be mine mine mine! Hehehe. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/300-N-Madison-Ave-Eatonton-GA-31024/76595787_zpid/ A 1907 mansion with beautiful woodwork. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3036-Hawthorne-Blvd-Saint-Louis-MO-63104/2938333_zpid/ Don’t let this 1900 victorian’s outside fool you. The owners haven’t touched the inside and the woodwork is emulate. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/203-Turley-Ave-Council-Bluffs-IA-51503/76826985_zpid/ An imposing 1900 home located in Iowa. (Of course.) http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/199-Loras-Blvd-Dubuque-IA-52001/89059926_zpid/ A darling 1929 European cottage home where architecture abounds. I would totally snatch this cutie up in a heartbeat if I could! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3952-Federer-Pl-Saint-Louis-MO-63116/3018045_zpid/ This 1910 San Antonio Texas home is a bit of a fixer-upper but I thought I’d include it anyway. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/306-Carolina-St-San-Antonio-TX-78210/26129911_zpid/ Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/24/2016 at 1:17 pm The B&B in Georgia is probably the only home decorated in a Victorian theme that I’ve ever liked. The owners did a wonderful job creating interiors that are unmistakably Victorian without making them look gaudy or suffocating. Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments 12/25/2016 at 9:15 am I agree, they look like they could be colorized vintage photos! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2240 comments 12/26/2016 at 1:22 am Agreed – Victorian furnishings w/out being over-stuffed with extraneous stuff! And lovely parterre gardens! Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 12/29/2016 at 2:13 pm A minor point: Victorians did not paint the frieze (above the picture rail) to match the ceiling. If the wall was papered, so was the frieze. The ceilings usually were, too. Log in to Reply Susan L says: 24 comments 12/25/2016 at 9:55 pm Lovely group of houses, Lindsay G!! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2240 comments 12/26/2016 at 1:23 am The first, 1923 house. Yes, those oriel windows/corner turrets are cool!! Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 392 comments 12/27/2016 at 6:36 pm Great eye for the old houses!! I liked all but the last two!! Many room photos snipped for the ideas binder!! Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1139 comments 12/23/2016 at 11:03 pm Merry Christmas Kelly, thanks for all the great listings each year! All of us OHL (old house lovers) would be lost without you! To all the rest of us, Merry Christmas, enjoy your home, your families–your pets?!! Evan Log in to Reply Robert says: 6 comments 12/23/2016 at 11:24 pm Here are two from whiteball, NY. Both, on different ends of the spectrum A historic downtown building built in… 1867 http://www.kw.com/homes-for-sale/12887/NY/Whitehall/114-116-MAIN-ST/3yd-CRMLSNY-201610404.html A run down home built in 1900 for very cheep http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/163-N-Williams-St_Whitehall_NY_12887_M43729-86314 Log in to Reply FloridaOHDjunkie says: 150 comments 12/23/2016 at 11:48 pm The wonderful “Barracks” in Tarboro NC is back on the market at $175,000 after a fire. Current OHD listed at $499 off market. Could be great opportunity for someone. https://www.presnc.org/properties/barracks/ p.s. Merry Christmas Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/24/2016 at 1:39 pm Wow. I would love to restore this place and turn into a museum for the town. I have no idea how much restoring a place like this would cost. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 12/23/2016 at 11:53 pm Here are a couple 20th century finds Not sure if I’ve seen a brutalist style home here yet, but they are quickly becoming popular with the millennial crowd. I’d love to hear what that waterfall sounds like. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/110-Congdon-St_Providence_RI_02906_M47893-60431 This is more 1960’s and you better like walls of glass. However the kitchen reno is a bit unfortunate. https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ma/longmeadow/132-prynnwood-rd/pid_12147312/ Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/24/2016 at 1:44 pm Both are GREAT. The millennials in RI will need to be well set to crack that nut. Log in to Reply JosephFortHill says: 367 comments 12/24/2016 at 3:14 pm I’m not sure I’d call it brutalist, but the Providence house is very appealing to me (perhaps because it is so different as to feel refreshing after looking at so much gingerbread and dormers). What is amazing is that it is smack dab in the middle of one of the most well-preserved historic districts in the country. Here is another great MCM up the street from me; it looks almost entirely original. It was sold a few years back, the acreage sold for development, and now the house is back on the market. https://www.trulia.com/property/1045410937-333-Howard-St-Northborough-MA-01532 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/24/2016 at 5:44 pm That’s a great house…but the realtor pictures are dreadful. Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments 12/25/2016 at 9:18 am What a fabulous house! No excuse for poor quality photos with today’s technology and a nearly million dollar home, though. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1759 comments 12/24/2016 at 4:17 pm The Providence one is not a style that usually appeals to me but I do like that one very much. The materials look to be excellent quality; the spaces flow & are constantly interesting. It takes superb advantage of the views. Log in to Reply Marshel says: 39 comments 12/24/2016 at 12:00 am Kelly, my house is now listed for sale. I can’t keep up 20 acres of farmland any more, and my sister deserves her half of the inheritance. The log cabin was built by my ancestors in 1817. The price listed is for all 20 acres and includes 2 houses, the 1817 house and another brick ranch built by my parents in 1958. The place can be divided if you just want my log house. I am backed by a creek and protected by a park and a 50 acre estate. The taxes on my house are about $250/year. I am about 30 minutes south of Birmingham in central Alabama. Christmas Day we are expecting temps of 75! It snows an inch or two about every 10 years. My power bill is about $60-$100/month with central heating and air. http://www.realtysouth.com/homes-for-sale/565-Spring-Creek-Rd-Montevallo-AL-35115-187793150 Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments 12/24/2016 at 9:36 am Your property looks fabulous; I really suggest you get your realtor to post more than 5 pictures though? For two houses, people want more pics! I’d like to see the mid century ranch just as much as the log cabin 🙂 Good luck on your home sale, it looks great to me. Log in to Reply Marshel says: 39 comments 12/24/2016 at 5:43 pm i just sent 20 more pictures of the 1817 log house. I’ll make some of the ranch style next and send them to the realtor. Thanks. Neither has ever been for sale; I’m new at this. Marshel Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 12/24/2016 at 12:20 am Santa says someone better give this old house some lovin. http://www.century21.com/property/3300-grand-island-shores-road-grand-island-fl-32735-REN025626394 Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments 12/24/2016 at 9:38 am Oh, please Santa, give it to me! (jumping in air waving arms) Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 578 comments 12/24/2016 at 1:08 pm Is that a huge pool or something down at the bottom right in the last photo? Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/25/2016 at 8:59 am The article noted below mentions that it served briefly as a tennis club back in the 1980s. I’ll bet this is a remnant of some tennis courts. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 12/25/2016 at 9:54 am I’m not sure if it’s a pool. Looks like it was a Tennis Club in earlier days. An article Sue shared says there are two clay tennis courts on the property. I’m wondering if that’s what those are. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 12/25/2016 at 1:28 am Wow. There is another 5 acres for sale that could go with this property. Here is an article about it. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-lk-lauren-ritchie-wandry-house-grand-island-20160901-column.html Log in to Reply Annabelle says: 91 comments 12/24/2016 at 5:42 am Have a very Merry Christmas Kelly! I discovered your site over a year ago and have been charmed ever since. I have learned so much about the Architectural styles of these beautiful old homes and to my dismay, that people put carpet in bathrooms. Eww. I truly thank you for your wonderful site. Log in to Reply Sharon says: 46 comments 12/24/2016 at 8:04 am Thanks for that wonderful tree and those lovely old ornaments. Each one is an absolute treasure. Merry Christmas, everyone! Log in to Reply SonofSyosset says: 76 comments 12/24/2016 at 8:37 am This is an 1876 house in East Dennis on Cape Cod built over a foundation from a house built in the early 1700s. Nice high ceilings and a remarkable 19th century bannister. The back windows look out onto Sesuit Harbor. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/55879682_zpid Log in to Reply Shannon Barger says: 23 comments 12/24/2016 at 1:00 pm Not exactly an “old house” situation, (unless you count the claim that it was built in the 1800s) but Zillow has posted ‘Santa’s House’. I thought it was appropriate for the Christmas cheer: http://www.zillow.com/santas-house/ Log in to Reply Sweets says: 14 comments 12/24/2016 at 2:06 pm Can someone please explain what ” Floating Radiators ” are? The home in Hudson, MI is supposed to have them. I couldn’t find anything that looked like a source for heat.Hope all have a Wonderful Christmas. Looking foreward to wonderful homes in the coming year! Log in to Reply Sweets says: 14 comments 12/24/2016 at 2:41 pm Well I found my answer looking at the next house. Guess I was one house off! I truly enjoy this sight and all the work you put into it Kelly! God Bless! Log in to Reply Sue S. says: 280 comments 12/24/2016 at 3:47 pm Happy Holidays to everyone! Usually I like converted churches, but this is not one of those times. At least it’s…. bright. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/208-Kearney-St-W-Philipsburg-MT-59858/116366488_zpid/?view=public Log in to Reply 67drake says: 265 comments OHD Supporter 1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring Iowa County , WI 12/25/2016 at 7:43 am $100 for the chopper weather vain. 🙂 I’d put it somewhere where it fit in. Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 12/24/2016 at 4:36 pm Hi All, Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy Holidays as well as a Happy New to come. I’ve been having Internet connectivity problems in recent weeks (Charter-Spectrum cable) so its worse than dial-up right now. My spouse is having surgery (gall bladder) in early January so my time online will be limited in the weeks ahead. I sincerely appreciate all the old house camaraderie shared here with my fellow old house enthusiasts and wish everyone the best in 2017. Special thanks as well to Kelly for keeping this site special. Log in to Reply John R Huff Jr. says: 10 comments 12/24/2016 at 5:42 pm Happy Holidays to you. Always enjoy your comments and insights on OHD. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 12/24/2016 at 7:28 pm John best wishes to you and your family. Sending good thoughts your way on a successful and speedy recovery for your spouse. Chris Log in to Reply CAK says: 1 comments 12/24/2016 at 7:01 pm https://www.trulia.com/property/3187348676-1-Oldfields-Rd-South-Berwick-ME-03908 I grew up a mile or so from this place, and when I was a kid I mucked out the stable for Mr. Goodwin, who lived there. He never had a car and still kept a horse and buggy that he used to drive to town almost every day. Back then, the old house stood by itself without all the modern buildings out back. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4950 comments OHD Supporter 12/24/2016 at 7:02 pm Love the old fashioned Christmas tree without electric lights, and all the simple old toys that required kids to have some imagination. Thanks for the gifts of interesting and beautiful houses that Santa brings us all year long. Merry Christmas, Kelly and all! Log in to Reply EileenM says: 290 comments 12/24/2016 at 7:04 pm I also want to say that I absolutely love your site, Kelly. My children think I am crazy because I love old houses. It’s so nice to know that there are other crazy people. I hope you, Kelly, and all of your followers have a wonderful holiday season. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 12/24/2016 at 7:19 pm Kelly, as many have already said I wish you the happiest of holidays and Merry Christmas. Hope you’re having a great time in your new old house. We all love your site and here are a few houses in the Christmas spirit! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah everyone! Oh little town of…. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3300-Linden-St_Bethlehem_PA_18017_M44763-13763 Can’t forget Mary and Joseph. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/207-W-Weed-St_Saint-Marys_GA_31558_M50999-75357 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/920-N-Noyes-Blvd_Saint-Joseph_MO_64506_M84842-66818 A starter home in Jerusalem… http://www.rdeskwebsite.com/homes-for-sale/319-Hwy-124-Jerusalem-AR-72110-186775073 Meanwhile, overlooking Christmas Lake in the city of Santa Claus Indiana is this sweet Mid-Century modest house …. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/238-W-Pine-Dr_Santa-Claus_IN_47579_M42822-69330 Historic houses in North Pole seem to be lacking, here’s a simple 1950’s option… http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1324-Leslie-St_North-Pole_AK_99705_M74982-16736 It’s beginning to look a lot like…. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/21744-Fort-Christmas-Rd_Christmas_FL_32709_M52596-11711?ldp-map=1 Can’t forget Reindeer games http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1466-Main-St_Rudolph_WI_54475_M80660-93112 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 187 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/25/2016 at 9:04 am Very nicely done! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1759 comments 12/26/2016 at 12:04 pm Chris, you’re so clever! I could eat the Indiana lake house right up, it’s so adorable. Hope your Christmas was as good as your listings & your New Year is even better. Log in to Reply Doug Green says: 84 comments 2000 Spanish Revival Eagle, ID 12/24/2016 at 8:28 pm Just wanted to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Log in to Reply Schaefme says: 12 comments 12/24/2016 at 11:01 pm Merry Christmas! Does anyone fancy a medieval castle in County Mayo, ireland? If those walls could talk. http://www.periodproperty.co.uk/property/listings/House-sale-in-Kilmaine-id-679/overview Log in to Reply Melody says: 554 comments 12/24/2016 at 11:36 pm Has this wonderful house been shared yet? Looks like the roof needs some work, but other than that, move right in!! http://detroit.curbed.com/2016/10/3/13148292/frank-lloyd-wright-house-for-sale-west-michigan http://www.ethos-realestate.com/2016/08/15/david-and-christine-weisblat-house/ http://matrix.realcomponline.com/matrix/shared/bfRlslBdYqFd/11185HAWTHORNE Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2240 comments 12/26/2016 at 1:30 am Yes, I *think* this house was on OHD at some point in the past because I remember the under-shelf cushioned stools. Log in to Reply Evan says: 1139 comments 12/27/2016 at 7:04 pm Melody, if you have a moment check out the only FLW house here in Oregon. We toured it several months ago and it’s amazing how many similarities there are. http://www.thegordonhouse.org/ Log in to Reply Sue says: 1142 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 12/25/2016 at 1:12 am Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving Merry Christmas Kelly. Thank for all your hard work. Being chronically ill some days my best medicine is this site. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanakkuh everyone! Log in to Reply Janie says: 28 comments 12/25/2016 at 8:44 am Merry Christmas to me! I just spent the past two hours drinking coffee and enjoying Old House Dreams Link Exchange. ho-ho-hope you all have a wonderful and blessed holiday. Kelly, you are the best. Log in to Reply Julles says: 540 comments 12/25/2016 at 9:33 am Thought you might enjoy some houses from the original Bethlehem! https://www.property24.com/for-sale/bethlehem/bethlehem/free-state/9947/103925840 https://www.property24.com/for-sale/bethlehem/bethlehem/free-state/9947/103679323 Merry Christmas to all! Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 12/25/2016 at 12:25 pm Hi Julles thanks for sharing! I think these are in the Bethlehem Free State in South Africa. The original Bethlehem is in the West Bank. I’ve found AirBnB listings in the original Bethlehem, but haven’t found real estate for sale. Based on what I’ve found online I think buying in the original Bethlehem would be impractical, if not impossible. But I always love seeing houses for sale from around the world. Merry Christmas! Log in to Reply JimH says: 4950 comments OHD Supporter 12/25/2016 at 2:51 pm Jesus of Nazareth was more likely born near there, in the small village of Bethlehem of Galilee. Archaeology has proven it was a Jewish community at the time, while Bethlehem in the West Bank didn’t exist yet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/9764393/Birth-of-Jesus-celebrated-in-wrong-Bethlehem.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem_of_Galilee https://goo.gl/maps/w3dEEQio5Tn Log in to Reply Julles says: 540 comments 12/25/2016 at 3:45 pm Couldn’t read the language. Put in Bethlehem Israel. LOL, thought they looked strange! Was trying to look for those and those in Jerusalem that were old but hard to find. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1759 comments 12/26/2016 at 12:10 pm Some Christmas! We have a new next-door neighbor who was born & grew up in Nazareth. The real one, too cool. No houses to report, though. Log in to Reply Mélissa M says: 45 comments 12/25/2016 at 12:22 pm Joyeux Noel à tous ! ( Merry Christmas everybody) Log in to Reply DanPDX says: 80 comments 12/25/2016 at 1:53 pm Merry Christmas to all and thanks to Kelly for a great Old House year in 2016. Here are a few listings from California: This listing has stunning millwork, with kitchen updates that seem to work for this property: 539 N Los Robles Ave Pasadena, CA 91101 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/539-N-Los-Robles-Ave-Pasadena-CA-91101/20863706_zpid Here’s a “fixer” in Pasadena – there are some original features still there (kitchen, millwork). This one would take lots of love! 215 W Montana St Pasadena, CA 91103 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/215-W-Montana-St-Pasadena-CA-91103/20907649_zpid Yreka beauty from the 1880’s….love the kitchen. Seems like the house is missing fire places (only stoves, no chimneys), and no good pics of the money shot (entryway and stairs). Could be the realtor just missed some of the features here: 3434 Easy St Yreka, CA 96097 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3434-Easy-St-Yreka-CA-96097/15969759_zpid Log in to Reply LouB says: 82 comments 12/25/2016 at 9:08 pm Merry Christmas to all and all the best through the new year. Regards, Lou Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 12/26/2016 at 10:44 am Here’s an interesting house in Tennessee. Part Prarie, part Frank Lloyd Wright, and part traditional. It also has an AGA cooker! I hope the next owner retains the curious style. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/801-Cloudland-Dr_Johnson-City_TN_37601_M71566-63031 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 12/26/2016 at 1:10 pm Anyone want to figure this home out? 🙂 street view http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/185-Pine-St-Jefferson-GA-30549/101368112_zpid/ Build date given is 1886, which part of it looks it but then the main part of the house looks like a 1940’s home. This is one of the oddest houses I’ve ever seen. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4950 comments OHD Supporter 12/26/2016 at 3:19 pm The Jefferson house is odd for sure! There are some old baseboards there, so at least part of the main block survives. Hard to tell more besides it’s been radically rebuilt. The tower, remnant dormers and arches by the front door are wonderful! http://www.nextgreathome.com/property/ID1096096.html Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 12/26/2016 at 5:42 pm Interior pics! So weird, as boring inside as I figured. I was trying to figure out if the whole house burned/demolished except for a porch and tower and the house was built up to it or if someone decided to put that on an 1940’s home, if so then why give it an 1880’s build date if only the tower was from that date? I kind of want to take the tower off and create a house from it, the old house it’s from must have been amazing. Log in to Reply AK says: 4 comments 12/26/2016 at 3:39 pm That’s got to be salvaged from an older building that was demolished, then plonked on the newer building. It’s so disproportionate in size (and ornate) that it can’t be original to the house. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 638 comments 12/26/2016 at 4:55 pm Looks like someone tacked on earlier architectural items onto a 1940’s house. I’ve been through Jefferson, but don’t remember it. May have to go check it out….. Log in to Reply Sharon says: 46 comments 12/27/2016 at 11:51 am That tower is glorious, but jeesh!!!! A marriage, yes, but I’d recommend an immediate annulment. Log in to Reply Curiouser George says: 143 comments 12/26/2016 at 1:16 pm Kelly – Simply put, thanks for all of the effort and support you give to so many of us Old House Dreamers. From coast-to-coast and top-to-bottom, Santa himself could not be any more sharing! Seasonally, George Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5363 comments 12/26/2016 at 9:24 pm As for the Jefferson, GA, house, I refer to the term “marriage” used in the antiques trade to indicate antique furniture pieces that although old, were put together from more than one original piece. (i.e. a dresser with an original base but with a mirror from a different piece when combined together make it look whole) The tower and some of the brick elements in the front do look old. I suspect either an original 1880’s house was heavily damaged then much later reconstructed or the Victorian era elements were salvaged from another building and naively added in a configuration no original Victorian would have had. The bars over the openings in the tower look like they came from the county jail. Bet there’s an interesting story behind this oddball combination. Log in to Reply Noelle says: 46 comments 12/27/2016 at 3:07 am A 1724 house for sale in Spitalfields, London. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46055337.html Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 12/27/2016 at 10:12 am I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far! Here are a few homes I found this week in the Midwest region. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/708-8th-St-S-Fargo-ND-58103/66545418_zpid/ A rather large turn-of-the-century home in South Dakota http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/726-Dakota-Ave-S-Huron-SD-57350/124482937_zpid/ A bed and breakfast that I would gladly take for just myself http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/339-N-Euclid-Ave-Pierre-SD-57501/114554588_zpid/ A little history to go with the home http://www.capjournal.com/news/family-unites-at-historic-home/article_b7b0f363-c848-55a7-87b3-b96e550de0b6.html Beautiful Woodwork in this home in Iowa http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/129-Bluff-St-Council-Bluffs-IA-51503/76819801_zpid/ Lastly, Another beautiful Iowa home that looks even more enchanting with the snow http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1703-Jane-St-Council-Bluffs-IA-51503/76821389_zpid/ History on this home from a local newspaper http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/a-tale-of-two-homes-gordon-and-test/article_81ff5228-7fca-592a-bf0a-f34e42d37272.html Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 305 comments 12/27/2016 at 3:35 pm Under “what were they thinking?”: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/236-W-Main-St-Plymouth-PA-18651/2095947817_zpid/ $85K Church, house, and pipe organ. If you want it yellow, you’ll have to finish the steeples. If not, well, how hard is it to remove paint from stone? Log in to Reply RonnieH says: 81 comments 12/27/2016 at 3:41 pm Please don’t shoot the messenger…gutted… $815,000 Ashland, Oregon http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/707-Helman-St-Ashland-OR-97520/48323756_zpid/ Log in to Reply FlaOHDjunkie says: 150 comments 12/27/2016 at 8:37 pm as in previous comment “what were they thinking” Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1100 comments 12/27/2016 at 9:05 pm Antebellum plantation house reported to have been built by General Thomas Sumter around 1804. More or less Greek Revival as it stands now with some unfortunate remuddling throughout the years. It appears brick veneer replaced clapboard sometime after the 1971 NRHP survey. General Sumter was a Revolutionary War hero and Congressman nicknamed the “Carolina Gamecock” referencing his fierceness in combat. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6060-Brookland-Dr-Sumter-SC-29154/69186746_zpid/ http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/habshaer/sc/sc0300/sc0317/photos/151165pv.jpg http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/sumter/S10817743022/S10817743022.pdf http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/sumter/S10817743022/pages/StateburgHD02.htm http://www.sumtersc.gov/general-thomas-sumter Log in to Reply Amanda Crowell says: 7 comments 12/27/2016 at 9:32 pm http://cdoughty.johnjleaseonline.com/listing/mlsid/307/propertyid/4611924/#utm_source=vision&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emlstalert Hi! I like to watch the houses in my neighborhood, and this one just came through one of my emails– for where it is, it’s going very cheaply! Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 12/28/2016 at 1:24 am I’d like to see inside these cuties. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3399-Pearl-GA-39885/2095899126_zpid/ http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/405-W-Auglaize-St-Wapakoneta-OH-45895/51300675_zpid/ If the exterior shots don’t grab your heart, the first interior will. Good gravy, what a grand home. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7311-Jenkins-Hill-Rd-Edisto-Island-SC-29438/2095901518_zpid/ There is something about this, potential maybe. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/240-N-Main-St-Breese-IL-62230/2095898679_zpid/ Hoping someone brings a hammer and some love back to this home. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1036-Thomas-Sugg-Rd-Snow-Hill-NC-28580/2095901934_zpid/ Log in to Reply JimH says: 4950 comments OHD Supporter 12/28/2016 at 12:02 pm I like the brick parsonage in Breese, from c.1906. Hasn’t changed much from old photos: http://breesehistoricalsociety.org/GallerySlideshows/StJohnsChurch/stjohns6.html http://clintonilgenweb.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=10500&fullsize=1 Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2240 comments 12/28/2016 at 9:52 pm The middle house, in SC… Wow! Yes, the exterior grabbed me, and then…the interior! So very elegant & pretty! And I even love their color palette & furnishings. Log in to Reply says: 5 comments 12/28/2016 at 4:53 pm A fixer-upper in Bloomington, Indiana. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9030-W-State-Road-48-Bloomington-IN-47404/94526105_zpid/ Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 785 comments 12/28/2016 at 9:51 pm thought i hit submit on this yesterday, but didn’t. sorry! I have LOTS of hope for this one! There is a great bath and some nice glass. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/309-Norton-St-New-Haven-CT-06511/57970147_zpid/ I kinda dig it! There is a “buttery” building. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/173-Wentworth-Ln-Bryn-Mawr-PA-19010/9429487_zpid/ Someone please go inside and post pics… http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45-Main-St-Dexter-ME-04930/2095899899_zpid/ This place is ADORABLE!!! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/102-NW-3rd-St-Bentonville-AR-72712/70731094_zpid/ Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 12/29/2016 at 1:48 am Even though I don’t know much about Toledo, overall this is one of my new favorites. I just wish they shared some bathroom pics. But that kitchen! I love that! I’m not a fan of open plan where the kitchen opens into the living areas. I want something exactly like this where I can go create my culinary concoctions. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4027-River-Rd_Toledo_OH_43614_M37453-75168 Log in to Reply ThadaB says: 27 comments 12/29/2016 at 1:48 pm Hi, I just learned about a house today. Since 1992, it’s been a B&B owned by a friend of a friend. i don’t know the owners and I’ve never been there myself. It’s called the Inn at Merridun, Union, SC. It was built in 1855 and is on almost 10 acres. You can see it here: http://www.newhorizonrealtysc.com/view-more-details.php?pid=1337 Log in to Reply JimH says: 4950 comments OHD Supporter 12/29/2016 at 3:28 pm There’s a stunning old stenciled/painted ceiling in that house: https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/IS6y90bw21xnuw1000000000.jpg Log in to Reply Sandra says: 321 comments 12/29/2016 at 3:44 pm That ceiling is gorgeous! Log in to Reply Elena C Ambros says: 3 comments 12/29/2016 at 1:56 pm Thank you for this website, I truly enjoy seeing all these beautiful homes of the past. I look forward to it each and every day. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year ! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 12/29/2016 at 2:04 pm Thanks Elana! Glad so many of you get enjoyment out of it! 🙂 Log in to Reply Sandra says: 321 comments 12/29/2016 at 3:41 pm I bought a 1920’s home and had a locksmith come out after the closing to rekey the locks. The hardware is original to the house and no surprise is not easy to work with. I had to laugh when the guy suggested I get a new front door to accommodate a new lockset. He said something like “this door is nothing special”. 🙂 It’s a beautiful paneled door original to the house. The exterior side is painted white but the interior side is stained and matches the sidelights and other millwork. People who don’t have that old house appreciation gene are so casual about removing original features! No wonder there are so many houses that are torn up and remuddled. No insult to the guy though, and I was thrilled that he managed to rekey that front lock. Log in to Reply Melissa serna says: 4 comments 12/30/2016 at 1:32 am Here is a house in a small town in northern sw florida, it is in a town know for antiquing with a old opera house turned into a museum/antique store. I love this house. Enjoy. https://www.trulia.com/property/3031891180-421-E-Magnolia-St-Arcadia-FL-34266 Log in to Reply KarenZ says: 1219 comments OHD Supporter 12/30/2016 at 8:15 am I missed wishing a Happy Holidays to everyone, so I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year! Thank you so much Kelly for this site–I really appreciate the time that you put in. I’m always happy that it’s here when I’m not able to sleep and also when I just want to relax and look at pretty houses. Thank you again, Kelly. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11893 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 12/30/2016 at 9:59 am Thanks Karen. Happy New Year everyone! 🙂 Log in to Reply Eric Hall says: 20 comments 12/30/2016 at 11:04 am i hope everyone is having a lovely holiday! Here is a precious little gem in Michigan! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60481-Decatur-Rd-Cassopolis-MI-49031/2098141137_zpid/ Happy New Year! Log in to Reply Shannah302 says: 42 comments 12/30/2016 at 2:36 pm Uh-mazing house!!! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/75-Montclair-Rd_Gettysburg_PA_17325_M31340-88521?ex=PA595730081#photo26 1827 Gettysburg house! Log in to Reply Comment Here Cancel reply Please Register or Login to post a comment. Registration is free. Think before you type! Keep comments a friendly place for each other, owners and agents. Comments that do not add value to the conversation in a positive manner will not be approved. Click here to read the comment rules, updated 1/12/20.Commenting means you've read and will abide by the comment rules. OHD does not represent this home. 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