December 30, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion (Happy New Year!) 12/30/2016 113 Added to OHD on 12/30/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 113 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. Dear Mrs. Davis – Will be glad to have you & Florence at our house(?). Let me know what day to meet you. My sewing(?) woman is putting/pulling me off two more weeks & I am almost frantic. But have to wait ? it will be ? for ? ? before I get any ? ones made. Be sure & let me know where to meet you & ? day or night ? – ? 113 Comments on December 30, 2016: Link Exchange & Discussion (Happy New Year!) OHD does not represent homes on this site. Contact the agent listed for details including current price and status. Graham says: 158 comments 12/30/2016 at 5:21 pm Happy New Year everyone! Our houses are soon to be a year older! Log in to Reply Tony says: 78 comments 01/01/2017 at 4:09 pm 129 yrs old this year! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/30/2016 at 5:46 pm Kelly – Wow, not easy writing to read! Congrats on what you figured out. I think I managed to decode some more, but not all. Among other things, she crossed her t’s *after* the t’s – over the following letter(s), which doesn’t exactly help. (I used to teach 3rd graders, so often dealt with rdg. odd spellings and/or not fully-learned cursive. ?) Dear Mrs. Davis – will be glad to meet you & Florence at our ? . Let me know what day to meet you. My sewing woman is putting me off two more weeks & Iam almost frantic. But have to wait. I think it will be ? (little?) for full ? before I get all seven ones made. Be sure & let me know where to meet you & whether day or night (time?). Log in to Reply JOE says: 730 comments 12/30/2016 at 6:03 pm I think I have deciphered the postcard. Don’t know about June, because the postmark appears to be August. Written this way it makes some sense to me if she has her clothes made by a “sewing woman” scans for me. Here goes: Dear Mrs Davis – Will be glad to have you and Florence at any time. Let me know what day to meet you. My sewing woman is putting me off two more weeks & I am almost frantic. But have to wait and think it will be June for Fall clothes before I get any summer ones made. Be sure & let me know when to meet you and whether day or night train. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 12/30/2016 at 6:21 pm Yeah, that makes sense on what it could be about the sewing woman. How fancy she makes it sound, summer and fall clothes! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/30/2016 at 6:30 pm Yep, think you got! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 12/31/2016 at 10:43 am I got a word more, not JUNE but TIME: “…think it will be time for fall clothes before I get any summer ones made….” Makes sense, as the card is postmarked August. There seems to be a 0 in the year but cant make more out. How is it signed? It looks like “lovingly, Vida” but that’s not likely from the tone & content. Anyway, is there a bridge to the house? Chillicothe is near the Grand River, in the Missouri River basin. Without any description on the postcard, the house must be a well known local one, I’d think, maybe on an embankment of the river. Imposing place — they didn’t leave a single ornamentation off it! Log in to Reply Marshel says: 37 comments 12/30/2016 at 6:05 pm Dear Mrs. Davis, Will be glad to have you and Florence at any time. Let me know what day to meet you. My sewing woman is putting me off two more weeks and I am almost frantic. But have to wait. I think it will be time for fall clothes before I get any summer ones made. Be sure and let me know when to meet you and whether day or night train. Lovingly, Vida Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11699 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 12/30/2016 at 6:21 pm LOL, Yeah, I think that’s what it says. Now if someone can find out who Vida is! Log in to Reply Marshel says: 37 comments 12/30/2016 at 7:00 pm In 1910, Florence Davis ( Mrs. Archie B. Davis) age 40 is living in Chillicothe Township in Livingston County, Missouri. Her daughter Florence is 9. She also has a 6 year old son named James. Her parents were both born in New York. There are several Vida’s on the census in the area. Since Florence ( Mrs. A. B. Davis) and her daughter Florence are taking the train, we can’t tell what distance they are travelling to get to Vida’s house, so I don’t know which Vida is the right one. Log in to Reply Amy Zimmer says: 4 comments 09/21/2017 at 11:43 am I think it’s Viola, not Vida Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 12/30/2016 at 8:06 pm Mrs. A. B. Davis was Florence Adelia Warren (1868-1947), the wife of attorney and judge Archie B. Davis (1870-1956) of Chillicothe. The Florence mentioned is their daughter. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69586738 It’s very cordial, but it seems like business correspondence. Perhaps a dress shop? The house is pretty spectacular and should be identifiable even if it hasn’t survived. Log in to Reply JOE says: 730 comments 12/31/2016 at 2:22 pm I am sure that you are right. I wasn’t happy using the word “June”, “time” makes so much more sense. I find it interesting that our friend Vida often crossed her T’s at the end of the word and not actually on the letter T itself. I couldn’t come up with a word with a T even though I saw the cross mark over the end of the word. Wasn’t it fun trying to decipher the handwriting from an old postcard? Whenever I receive a hand written note or letter from someone, I rarely take as much time working out the exact words because I know the writer and have context, so getting the gist of it satisfies me. In this it was like doing a crossword puzzle. Log in to Reply ReginaKT says: 60 comments 12/30/2016 at 6:26 pm Interesting article about Lustron homes. I had never heard of these before and found the article quite interesting. http://www.ncmodernist.org/lustron.htm Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 980 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 12/31/2016 at 5:19 am I love Lustron houses. In the 1970s, my sister and brother-in-law lived in Clemson University’s pre-fab housing, which had been installed after WWII. Theirs was not Lustron, but it was designed on a similar principle of efficiency and modernity. (Incidentally, a few years ago, Clemson sold the remaining pre-fabs, which were snapped up to serve as guest houses and weekend retreats. These had an abundance of front and corner windows, and would be fabulous as a “mod” mountain cabin.) Log in to Reply ranee25 says: 3 comments 12/31/2016 at 2:02 pm Oh thank you for posting this. There is a Lustron house in my town and, ironically, I drove by it this week, but couldn’t remember the name of these houses. So thank you for reminding me (I bookmarked this link so I won’t forget again)! The Lustron here isn’t in the best neighborhood and doesn’t look like it has been well maintained, but I would still love to look inside! Log in to Reply Shannon Barger says: 23 comments 12/30/2016 at 8:02 pm I’ve been dream apartment hunting on Craigslist and I could not pass up posting this gem/wishlist one. If you have $12k a month to spend on rent, might as well do it here. Absolutely stunning. https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/apa/5923255735.html Log in to Reply Curiouser George says: 161 comments 12/30/2016 at 8:08 pm Vida may well be the wife of Judge A.B. Davis (aka, Arch B. Davis), of Chillicothe, MO, who was a judge of the 36th Circuit, 1906-1925. His son, James W. Davis, also served as a judge on that circuit. Additionally, his father, James M. Davis, was a prominent judge, and his brother, W.W. Davis, was a lawyer too. Log in to Reply Curiouser George says: 161 comments 12/30/2016 at 8:21 pm Oh, I take that back: Just noticed that Vida is the writer of the letter, not the recipient! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 12/30/2016 at 8:41 pm Happy New Year old house lovers! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 12/31/2016 at 2:55 pm Here’s a quickie with a wealth of original mantles and overmantles, among many other brilliantly preserved original features; and a surprisingly great contemporary attic re-do too. It’s a fabulous, top-shelf, high Victorian townhouse; pricey – but money well spent: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/501-Garrard-St-Covington-KY-41011/1433062_zpid/ Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 01/01/2017 at 9:16 pm Evanston IL, Oscar Mayer, (Weiner), house is restored. I’m sure this house was on OHD somewhere, (but I can’t find it); and I remember quite a bit of interest in it. Just stumbled across article etc. http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/10/10/13228680/oscar-meyer-mansion-evanston http://tour.vht.com/433275708/1030-forest-ave-evanston-il-60202/photos http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1030-Forest-Ave-Evanston-IL-60202/3565760_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/02/2017 at 6:10 pm That middle link is extra cool, showing sooo many of the house’s details. Love the master bath’s and the staircase landing’s windows! The fp’s ‘feet’ kinda crack me up, and the fleur de lis doorknob is neat. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 01/01/2017 at 11:11 pm GORGEOUS Natchez town Victorian, (with a view of Stanton Hall), has mantles and fixtures and woodwork – AND a really STUNNING (way out of left field) Art Moderne DR – not to be missed. https://www.trulia.com/property/3010541600-401-N-Commerce-St-Natchez-MS-39120 Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 01/02/2017 at 12:59 pm oops = Art Nouveau Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/30/2016 at 9:32 pm I kept thinking that the “sewing woman” was a “serving woman” which threw me off on the rest of it. Glad that smarter heads than mine were able to decipher! Here are a few houses to peruse this week…Happy New Year! A Queen Anne in Oneonta, NY. I like how the wallpaper matches the curtains in the dining room…I haven’t see that in years. However, I can’t help but think it would sell faster if the exterior was a different color. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/53-Center-St-Oneonta-NY-13820/31623300_zpid/ A lovely Greek Revival farm in Meredith NY with handsome barns and even more fun vintage equestrian wallpaper in the entry. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/0-County-Hwy-12-Meredith-NY-13757/2097662944_zpid/ An interesting horse farm on 76 acres in Rockingham, NC. The pictures leave a little to be desired, but what a fun place to fix up. My guess is that this was originally a winter home for a wealthy northerner…hence no central A/C which is almost unheard of, even in the older homes down there. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2165-Us-Highway-1-S-Rockingham-NC-28379/2105123054_zpid/ An adorable little colonial revival in Kershaw, SC at a great price. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/105-N-Matson-St-Kershaw-SC-29067/2097676193_zpid/ An interesting 1924 French Normandy pile in Shaker Heights whose owners really liked pink and baby blue. This one is probably too updated for purists, but it’s a cool house. That being said, it’s a little surprising that when they retrofitted the central A/C, they only installed in the 2nd and 3rd floors. I guess you just sweated a lot in the living and dining rooms. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3175-Montgomery-Rd-Shaker-Heights-OH-44122/33685598_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/31/2016 at 12:38 pm I esp. like the Oneonta/first one. A pretty staircase & interior, in general. Agree that a different exterior color would help. A deep brick red, or a light sage, maybe? Something to make it cheerier looking, at any rate. Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 12/31/2016 at 3:50 pm Oh my gosh that farm in NY is priceless and pretty and fantastic price … oh wow! Log in to Reply Mary says: 54 comments 12/31/2016 at 9:40 pm I really want that stove in the one in Meredith and that gorgeous barn! I suspect the taxes are horrid but what a beautiful home. Log in to Reply Joseph says: 11 comments 12/30/2016 at 9:44 pm Been looking though some NYC real estate lately and found some spectacular homes! Here are two that stood out the most! http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/New-York-NY/_type/2097103958_zpid/6181_rid/1800-1930_built/priced_sort/41.034305,-73.435364,40.359625,-74.524384_rect/9_zm/0_mmm/ http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/New-York-NY/_type/2096413824_zpid/6181_rid/1800-1930_built/priced_sort/41.034305,-73.435364,40.359625,-74.524384_rect/9_zm/2_p/0_mmm/ Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 12/31/2016 at 10:57 am The first house made me gasp! Spectacular house through & through. Long ago I lived on York Ave in a crummy studio apt. & walked past this & other houses nearby on my way to work — always wondered what they were like inside. More amazing than I pictured. Thanks for showing me! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/31/2016 at 12:42 pm Joseph – Both are the link to the same house, not two different ones. Anyway, like it when floor plans are included, and this one’s master bedrm. has two separate en-suite bathrooms! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/31/2016 at 5:57 pm Now I’m getting the two different houses. That first one’s stairway, circular skylight, and bay window…wow!! Log in to Reply Joseph says: 11 comments 12/31/2016 at 6:54 pm Hey Cathy! Did you try clicking on both links? They look similar because of the search settings I used to find both but the listing numbers in the addresses are different (and should bring you to both houses). It seems to be working fine for me. Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/31/2016 at 10:50 pm Yeah, that was what was so weird, and I still can’t figure it out. I swear earlier today I clicked on each link, but got the second house both times. Tried again, same result. Then, several hours later, tried again, and lo & behold, the two different houses appeared. Mini-mystery. Log in to Reply Jenny McCoy says: 149 comments 01/01/2017 at 11:32 am Awesome finds, Joseph! The staircase in the first one and the art nouveau tiles in the second — either would do. Thanks! Log in to Reply Garth says: 11 comments 12/30/2016 at 9:50 pm Here’s the most bizarre MCM house I’ve ever seen: http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-African-Queen-An-INCREDIBLE-10-Year-Journey-OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD-/192048396413?hash=item2cb6f9f87d:g:fuUAAOSwJkJWhzw0 …and any of us can have it for the miserly sum of 15M! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 12/31/2016 at 2:26 pm You think that’s wacky – check out the works of Bruce Goff and Bart Prince: https://www.google.com/search?q=bruce+goff&biw=1708&bih=853&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiTp_ielJ_RAhXi7YMKHRvUAP8Q_AUIBygC https://www.google.com/search?q=bart+prince&biw=1708&bih=853&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibx-GGlJ_RAhUE_4MKHWrtD5YQ_AUIBygC Log in to Reply olive says: 62 comments 01/01/2017 at 2:08 pm I see no comparison bt the “African Queen” and the visionary works of Goff and Prince. Totally different (pardon the pun) animals. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 01/01/2017 at 11:23 pm Like the French, I enjoy a good pun; and would happily pardon one if it existed. I see no African animals or different queens compared 😉 Log in to Reply Jenny McCoy says: 149 comments 01/01/2017 at 11:44 am speechless Log in to Reply Tamara says: 3 comments 12/30/2016 at 11:43 pm I don’t know who Vida is but I spent an enjoyable few hours researching the A.B. Davis family. Interesting family. I do have a couple of old house links to post this week. One that is just sad and neglected and the other a magnificent castle that is way beyond my bank account, but it’s nice to dream about. The sad one… http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/930-W-Ash-Ave-El-Dorado-KS-67042/1322441_zpid/ And the castle… http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1155-N-River-Blvd-Wichita-KS-67203/77335272_zpid/ Log in to Reply KimT says: 75 comments 12/30/2016 at 11:47 pm From Ireland: https://theirishaesthete.com/2016/12/28/the-missing-twin/ Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 12/31/2016 at 12:01 am The Joseph Thorpe mansion in Mass. is an architectural masterpiece (at least in my opinion.) http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/168-Brattle-St-Cambridge-MA-02138/56440025_zpid/ Stunning Portland Oregon mansion built in 1908. Check out the room with the murals of big-mast ships. Just incredible. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1825-SW-Vista-Ave-Portland-OR-97201/53835592_zpid/ Beautiful 1891 Iowa victorian with an unbelievable view overlooking the city. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1105-Grove-Ter-Dubuque-IA-52001/89059638_zpid/ A 1918 four square found in Altoona PA with a lot of beautiful woodwork and craftsman qualities. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/304-Logan-Blvd-Altoona-PA-16602/86401501_zpid/ This 1931 English cottage in Yonkers NY is my favorite out of my list. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/215-Aka-213-Devoe-Ave-Yonkers-NY-10705/2096898608_zpid/ A 1914 Tudor home found in Portland Oregon that seems to be stuck in the 70’s. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2814-NE-Skidmore-St-Portland-OR-97211/53812000_zpid/ I love this victorian from Rochester NY and it’s amazing honeycomb ceiling! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/353-Oxford-St-Rochester-NY-14607/30885430_zpid/ An 1897 beautiful birthday cake victorian found in Virginia. And if anyone can find pictures from inside the tower, please post them! I couldn’t find any photos. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3929-Boonsboro-Rd-Lynchburg-VA-24503/79163108_zpid/ Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/31/2016 at 7:24 am I love the Yonkers place the most! The Rochester Queen Anne is a good example of how painting the woodwork, when done well, can look amazing. Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 12/31/2016 at 2:24 pm UGH…the taxes on the Yonkers place are $15K a year. To live in Yonkers! Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/22/2017 at 5:51 pm I toured this open house today. The house is a gem. The paneling, doors, walls, and hardware are amazing. The original bathrooms are in excellent condition, except for later lavatories. The only downsides are lack of central air conditioning and the windows on the back of the house which have been replaced with contemporary aluminum double paned windows, reducing the charm element somewhat. I’d love to live there but my commute would be slightly hellish and the aforementioned taxes make it expensive. It’s too bad because it really is charming. Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 390 comments 12/31/2016 at 12:55 pm Jackpot of listings!!! I grabbed multiple idea shots from these homes… Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 12/31/2016 at 1:33 pm Astonishingly beautiful Oriental details in Cambridge! https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISx70tzlibbnsx1000000000.jpg https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/real-estate/2016/07/12/cambridge-home-ambassador-swanee-hunt-hits-market/gpAxIcrW1AIASS8m8SRVEO/story.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockwood_de_Forest Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 12/31/2016 at 2:40 pm Good lord – no doubt. Wow! It certainly is more – more – more, but MORE of such astoundingly good details – works, no matter how busy. Stunning crystal gasolier and a set range too. Nice. Log in to Reply Garrett says: 19 comments 01/01/2017 at 9:28 am DeForest had a town house in NYC, the outside is covered with Indian carvings and it’s still in perfect shape! Rooms in the Carnegie mansion on 5th Ave. are decorated by him also. Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/01/2017 at 8:03 pm In photo #7, the fireplace tile… Is that tile with a special irridescent glaze, or mother of pearl?? Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/01/2017 at 8:09 pm Never mind… The same fp is in pic #13, & in that one it definitely looks like tile. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 01/02/2017 at 1:00 am Lockwood de Forest in Manhattan. Not for sale, but for reference http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2011/04/lockwood-de-forest-house-no-7-east-10th.html Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 01/02/2017 at 12:07 pm DeForest, along with Stanford White, L.C. Tiffany and Candace Wheeler, did the amazing Veteran’s Room at the Park Ave Armory in 1882, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/arts/design/park-avenue-armory-to-restore-tiffany-designed-veterans-room.html http://www.armoryonpark.org/photo_gallery/slideshow/historic_rooms … and in full color, recently restored! https://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/08/herzog-de-meuron-restoration-veterans-room-park-avenue-armory-manhattan-new-york-city/ DeForest added some Indian woodwork to his Santa Barbara house too, https://goo.gl/maps/eVzdfv2oqxt … and a bit in his son’s wonderful house nearby, with architecture and landscape design by LdF Jr.: http://www.sothebyshomes.com/Santa-Barbara-Real-Estate/sales/0593015 Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 01/02/2017 at 1:13 pm Dang, that armory room – wow. Beats the World’s Fair chapel, and that’s sayin somethin – http://www.morsemuseum.org/assets/uploads/art/Tiffany_Chapel_martinot.jpg Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/31/2016 at 7:09 pm A slew of lovely houses! I agree, the ships mural in the Portland house’s DR is beautiful. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5590 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 12/31/2016 at 10:37 pm Just looking at Cambridge MA again. It certainly is one of the most interesting houses I’ve seen this year. The art, furnishings, and decor make the visual experience all the more pleasant. Just gorgeous. Thank you very much for sharing Lindsay. A real treat. Log in to Reply John R. Huff Jr. says: 1 comments 01/01/2017 at 12:49 am The Lynchburg Virginia home is stunning with the inside wood work and design. I found an old rocking chair I liked too. Log in to Reply olive says: 62 comments 01/01/2017 at 2:11 pm LOVE the Yonkers cottage! Log in to Reply Mimi Michalski says: 3 comments 01/01/2017 at 7:09 pm Love all these houses. The one in Rochester caught my eye (grew up in Penfield, not far away from this house). Only $359k for that gorgeous house! We have a much less grand home in Bloomfield, NJ, which would sell for that amount! If the Rochester house were plunked down in Montclair, one town over from my town, where housing prices are even better than our town, it would go for a million, easily. Log in to Reply GraceDepot says: 3 comments 12/31/2016 at 12:20 am Dear Mrs. Davis- Will be glad to have you and Florence at any time. Let me know what day to meet you. My sewing woman is putting me off two more weeks and I am almost frantic. But have to wait. I think it will be time for fall clothes before I get any summer ones made. Be sure & let me know where to meet you & whether day or night train. Lovingly Viola Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 980 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 12/31/2016 at 1:13 am Just wanted to say Happy New Year to Kelly and everyone! Kelly, OHD is the best of all the old-house sites! It’s a joy, every day. Thank you! Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 12/31/2016 at 10:35 am Urban Queen Anne mansion priced at $48,000 (OK, it’s in Scranton…) http://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/pennsylvania/lackawanna/scranton/11369166/225-s-main-ave.html Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 12/31/2016 at 12:42 pm A few interior photos on the Homepath site: https://www.homepath.com/listing/225-s-main-ave-scranton-pa-18504-46304543 I see one radiator and several electric baseboard heaters. Some stained glass. Log in to Reply Kristen says: 1 comments 12/31/2016 at 11:36 am This house is a beauty in my neighborhood. I thought everyone here would appreciate seeing it before the photos are taken down. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/603-W-Robinson-St-Carson-City-NV-89703/6864700_zpid/ I also highly urge you to view the 360 VR Tour as it shows hidden details in the tower on the property and much more! http://www.bradwayproperties.com/603-w-robinson/ Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 12/31/2016 at 11:44 pm Wow, what a splash of color in every aspect of this property! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5348 comments 12/31/2016 at 11:41 am I’m merely popping in to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. May all your old house wishes and dreams come true in the year ahead. An interesting house is featured for this week’s comments section. I’ve been through Chillicothe, MO a number of times but do not recall seeing this house. (it may have been extensively altered or in an out of the way location or more likely, (and sadly) it was razed in the past. Log in to Reply Jp says: 40 comments 12/31/2016 at 12:25 pm Happy new years, everybody! Today I brought along a grand victorian in Northport, Long Island. I live on the island, but iv’e unfortunatley never seen the house in person. Hope you all enjoy the house, and 2017! http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Northport-NY/_type/59551804_zpid/50181_rid/1800-1930_built/priced_sort/40.925608,-73.305374,40.882144,-73.382278_rect/13_zm/ Update: I also included a street view with an adorable little turret and porte cochere! https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-73.3485377,3a,36.1y,239.2h,95.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shHRMAflPdxuYgHfM2u7hPQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 12/31/2016 at 11:49 pm Holy Moly what an amazing house and property on a gorgeous street, now if only I could win a lottery! Log in to Reply SonofSyosset says: 58 comments 01/01/2017 at 7:54 am Thanks for posting this impressive Northport house. I am sometimes skeptical of the Zillow estimate on price, but a $1.4 million differential would make me pretty nervous if I were a potential buyer. Is there any consensus among Old House Dreams posters as to the reliability of Zillow estimates for most antique home listings? Log in to Reply JOE says: 730 comments 12/31/2016 at 1:18 pm I was randomly going through OHD archives which I only noticed today. There was a much discussed house on Academy Street in Amsterdam New York. Everyone was saying how cheap the houses were with high taxes. A quick search brought up this house at 11 Academy Street for only $19,900. I don’t love it, but it isn’t bad at that price. https://www.trulia.com/property/38047469-11-Academy-St-Amsterdam-NY-12010. Log in to Reply Mandee K. says: 2 comments 12/31/2016 at 1:45 pm Dayton, Ohio. One of the historical mansions in the Oakwood area is up for sale. There truly are some beautiful homes in the area. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1231-Hook-Estate-Dr-Dayton-OH-45405/59981134_zpid/# Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/31/2016 at 6:56 pm Wow, that is some house! The various yellow-tiled bathrooms particularly caught my eye – lovely. I like the green one too, but that is one mighty high step-over into & out of the tub/shower! The kitchen I found a tad odd, esp. with its gallery sort of thing going on, but the additional sink in the sort of separate scullery was neat. OTOH, with all of that pricey cabinetry, I found it kinda odd to have the free-standing garbage can vs. a built-in one. Then… this has nothing to do with the house itself, but the wing chair & sofa in the LR look so plush, soft, & comfy. I felt like importing them into my own LR somehow… Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 12/31/2016 at 11:54 pm Wow, under a million, that surprised me, this is some house!!! Log in to Reply Mimi Michalski says: 3 comments 01/01/2017 at 7:55 pm Yes, me too. With 3 acres, pond, all that gorgeous planting, 7 bedrooms and 8 baths… and all the beautiful woodwork and details… OMG. Again, it’s inexpensive compared to the east coast. Here it would be more like $2m-$3m. For example, this one isn’t as big a property or as elegant, and they want $2.6m for it. http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Montclair-NJ-07043/_type/38680852_zpid/60556_rid/1800-1930_built/priced_sort/40.880943,-74.142437,40.81199,-74.259682_rect/12_zm/ Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/02/2017 at 11:56 am Ooh, expensive & can’t even begin to afford it, but that’s a very pretty, classic sort of house! With a sleeping porch. ?? Log in to Reply NonaK says: 215 comments 12/31/2016 at 7:18 pm I ran across these two related properties this week. I love the potential. Hopefully someone will buy them together, it’s a shame to split them up. Main House 1928 Tudor: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/629-W-Poplar-St-Paragould-AR-72450/2139025237_zpid/ Carriage House: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/628-W-Highland-St-Paragould-AR-72450/2139025236_zpid/ Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 01/01/2017 at 12:01 am 85 thousand for two homes, why not sell them together! Now to get the insides of both as pretty as the outside. How did anyone leave this house go to that state I’ll never know, it’s really a nice property. Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/01/2017 at 2:39 pm These are amazing. I tried looking at the street view, but it doesn’t seem to work for this address. I keep seeing what looks like a different location. Regardless, what a fun project this would be to work on. I know nothing about Paragould, AR, but it must be pretty sleepy if these two houses aren’t selling for the combined price. In the meantime, it looks like these poor properties haven’t just been neglected, but almost abused. Something this nice going to waste breaks my heart! Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments 01/01/2017 at 10:36 pm Wow, how could you not buy both with those awesome tunnels connecting them!!!! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 12/31/2016 at 9:43 pm In Williamstown, MA (NW corner of Massachusetts, home of Williams College): The only thing I find really jarring in this home are the kitchen flooring and the master bath/dressing rm./closet. Otherwise, quite charming. And large! And includes an apartment. https://www.trulia.com/property/3243156862-287-Cold-Spring-Rd-Williamstown-MA-01267#photo-17 Farmhouse with gorgeous views: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/633-W-Northwest-Hill-Rd-Williamstown-MA-01267/2098699403_zpid/ Log in to Reply AndyD says: 39 comments 12/31/2016 at 10:59 pm Not sure if this has been posted before. 1908 mansion in Saint Louis. 9000+ sq ft. Log in to Reply Colleen Johnson says: 1211 comments 01/01/2017 at 12:10 am Happy New Year Everyone! Tonight my husband is working the nightshift, so I spent my evening in here dreaming, oh someday I’ll get my little old farmhouse! All the Best to you Kelly and to all of the rest of us as well, may 2017 bring you your heart’s desires! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/01/2017 at 1:09 am Sleepy Hollow, NY – Riverfront, lovely views across the Hudson. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Pokahoe-Dr-Sleepy-Hollow-NY-10591/58420202_zpid/ North shore of Long Island, NY – 1903. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/99-Sunken-Meadow-Rd-Northport-NY-11768/32680964_zpid/ Log in to Reply JimH says: 4850 comments OHD Supporter 01/01/2017 at 10:50 pm Thanks Cathy. The Webb-Fremont house in Sleepy Hollow has an interesting history with famous owners including General John C. Fremont. A picture from the 1980’s (in the article on Mrs. Fremont) shows that much of the original detail was lost before then. The recent “restoration” with modern materials and fixtures is much better than a tear-down, though it doesn’t feel much like 1847. Great view, and the price is going down but the $60k taxes probably won’t. http://headlesshorsemanblog.com/the-celebrated-wife-at-home-in-sleepy-hollow/ http://www.lohud.com/story/money/real-estate/homes/sell-this-house/2015/01/16/sleepy-hollow-stone-manor-sale/21770795/ Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/02/2017 at 12:32 am Thanks. Wow, having been abandoned for 30 years! Vagrants burning its moldings… must’ve been in a sad state. Yes, current state is way preferable to a tear-down. And yeah, re: taxes. Location, location, location: near NYC and Metro-North commuter rail, near the Tappan Zee bridge (I can just make out the new bridge being built – can detect a crane), and… the beautiful views across the Hudson. Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/01/2017 at 1:11 am Huge house, huge price tag; 1853; conservatory, pool, you name it… lower Hudson Valley, with views of the river: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Clifton-Pl-Irvington-NY-10533/33024079_zpid/ Another Hudson River view house/mansion, 1868: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/106-Magnolia-Dr-Dobbs-Ferry-NY-10522/33020656_zpid/ Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/01/2017 at 3:48 pm I hope someone saves this. I don’t know anything about the area, but it seems high for the condition. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/431-E-Palisade-Ave-Englewood-NJ-07631/37888792_zpid/ Cute house. I like the kitchen sink and the mismatch basement floor. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/622-NW-Division-St-Gresham-OR-97030/58475002_zpid/ This house might be cuter…. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/960-Madison-St-NE-Salem-OR-97301/53046990_zpid/ Wait, this is even cuter! lol! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/118-S-Cornell-Ave-Fullerton-CA-92831/25123718_zpid/ Also adorable. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/536-W-Lincoln-Ave-Fergus-Falls-MN-56537/97031786_zpid/ Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/01/2017 at 4:23 pm The rounded nook is SO cute. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/501-E-Maple-St-Holly-MI-48442/24325123_zpid/ CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9-Washington-Ter-Saint-Louis-MO-63112/3009608_zpid/ Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 01/01/2017 at 8:57 pm The cottage at 9 Washington Terrace has the same fireplace tile as my house does! Good taste, but a bit subdued. Log in to Reply AndyD says: 39 comments 01/02/2017 at 1:36 am Bad post of mine a few back. I forgot to link to the house this is referencing. There are many amazing houses around that part of Saint Louis. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/01/2017 at 4:45 pm Love the stairs and newel post light. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/100-Market-St-New-Richmond-OH-45157/51274070_zpid/ Log in to Reply DANPDX says: 80 comments 01/01/2017 at 7:12 pm Happy 2017 everyone! Here is my contribution for the first day of the new year from Portland, Oregon: 1. This one is a lovely craftsman with some pretty rough treatment over the years…good bones, though and some great existing original built-ins and features: 7881 SE 48th Ave Portland, OR 97206 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7881-SE-48th-Ave-Portland-OR-97206/53860573_zpid 2. This home has been “updated” but still retains some nice features (front stair & bench): 1435 SE Salmon St Portland, OR 97214 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1435-SE-Salmon-St-Portland-OR-97214/53876811_zpid 3. Fantastic features in this one – the dining room built-ins are amazing: 3242 NE 58th Ave Portland, OR 97213 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3242-NE-58th-Ave-Portland-OR-97213/53946720_zpid Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 01/01/2017 at 8:07 pm Happy new year everyone. My wish is for all to have a happy and healthy 2017 filled with many loved ones. I had no idea that Galena, IL is full of old homes. I read an article about the town and went and looked what was for sale. This is an old Marine Hospital. This could be just amazing. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1304-Park-Ave_Galena_IL_61036_M70124-01339#photo11 A restored 1852 Greek Revival called The Orrin Smith house. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/600-Park-Ave_Galena_IL_61036_M81738-61328#photo25 Love to see this brought back to life. They don’t say much accept it was built in 1890. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/120-N-Bench-St_Galena_IL_61036_M71362-85805#photo4 “THE GRAF HOUSE was built in 1892. The 2-story side of this beautiful Victorian was the residence of a doctor & his family & the 1-story side was his medical office until 1903 when it was purchased by the Graf family.” http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/504-Mozart-St_Hermann_MO_65041_M82427-89349#photo83 Log in to Reply Kelly says: 1 comments 01/01/2017 at 9:41 pm It will be time for fall clothes before I get any summer ones made Log in to Reply Riki says: 2 comments 01/02/2017 at 7:11 am This house is very very pink in person. It was on my walking route in my old neighborhood. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3601-Brook-Rd-Richmond-VA-23227/12533028_zpid Here is an article about the house http://m.styleweekly.com/richmond/the-palace-in-ginter-park/Content?oid=2383333 Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1040 comments 01/02/2017 at 10:01 am Nice find. It’s pretty rare that a 100 year old house has been in the same family since new. Hopefully the new owners will take a gentle hand with any updates, as there are many vintage details remaining. The author of the linked article confused the Italianate Style of the mid nineteenth century with Italian Renaissance Revival popular in the first few decades of the 20th century. Log in to Reply Ronda Naifeh says: 5 comments 01/02/2017 at 5:42 pm I like the original copper shower, hardwood floors and radiator of this 1902 home: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/516-S-Main-St_Sapulpa_OK_74066_M79744-59341 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/02/2017 at 6:42 pm Cute fixer. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17379-Griggs-St-Detroit-MI-48221/88238176_zpid/ Decent price. I know there are updates…but the stairs are good! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/115-W-13th-St-Auburn-IN-46706/127147021_zpid/ This poor house. I want to see what it used to look like. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/591-River-Rd-Schodack-Landing-NY-12156/32269258_zpid/ OHD cabin retreat! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5155-Pocono-Crest-Rd-Pocono-Pines-PA-18350/9840776_zpid/ No idea what year, but this MCM is pretty awesome. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Autumn-Ter-Alpine-NJ-07620/2095850064_zpid/ Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 01/02/2017 at 8:44 pm A charming home in Rome Georgia. Rome has a vibrant downtown. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/308-E-6th-St_Rome_GA_30161_M61167-07232 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 01/02/2017 at 10:50 pm A fantasy southern mountain retreat. Lots of room for an extended family or rental. The main house is really the historic of them all, and what a delight. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/814-Moorefield-Memorial-Hwy_Sunset_SC_29685_M61344-76057 Log in to Reply Rachel Shoemaker says: 87 comments 01/03/2017 at 8:46 am 1925 Gordon Van Tine Brentwood for sale in Phoenix, AZ. This model was also known as #602 and #711 Definitely worth a look! It’s on the National Reg as E Payne Palmer house, a noted Phoenix physician. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6012-N-Central-Ave-Phoenix-AZ-85012/7798686_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/03/2017 at 1:18 pm Very pretty house. The only things I don’t like are the foyer flooring and the master bath. The new built-ins of the hobby room’s wall are useful & cool, with built-in dog/cats beds, no less! Wonder why no kitchen pics? Guessing that it’s not up-tp-contemporary-date, and they feel that would put a bunch of people off? Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 01/03/2017 at 10:05 am Smart looking traditional home in Columbus, Ga. Perhaps not enough bathrooms for the modern buyer, and a wonky kitchen. Nevertheless it’s charming. http://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/940-blandford-avenue-columbus-ga-31906-gid300015565457.html Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2186 comments 01/03/2017 at 1:23 pm Ooh, I really like this one, too! Along with many of the furnishings! Yeah, the kitchen’s island – not a fan of those pointy corners. Bruises just waiting to happen… Log in to Reply Sandra says: 324 comments 01/03/2017 at 4:20 pm Looking for some lace panels for my new old house, I came across this photo. http://vintageephemera.blogspot.com/2012/03/nottingham-lace-curtain-1912.html It’s one of the coolest lace designs I’ve ever seen! Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 01/03/2017 at 10:19 pm A beautiful home in Memphis. Unfortunately, also the crime scene of a 1995 home invasion where the wife was attacked. She later died in the hospital from the wounds. Not sure how I would feel about living here despite it’s beauty. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1649-Central-Ave_Memphis_TN_38104_M75439-51005#photo25 Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/04/2017 at 2:17 am Clothes still in the closet…creepy. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/307-E-2nd-St-Rio-Grande-City-TX-78582/2095841230_zpid/ Love the first interior shots. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/106-Hampton-St-Winona-MS-38967/116122968_zpid/ Would love to see inside. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/309-Courtst-Vaiden-MS-39176/116116104_zpid/ Great entry hall. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/413-8th-St-Comfort-TX-78013/2100216428_zpid/ Log in to Reply says: 6 comments 01/04/2017 at 11:12 pm I absolutely love this one… http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4448-Parnell-Dr_Mercersburg_PA_17236_M46531-03976#photo0 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 01/05/2017 at 10:17 am Wow, look at that trim detail. Not sure if it was always painted. And on lots of acreage, too. I’m feeling kinda sad for the family who owns this and wonder why they are having to sell. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12715-Saint-Paul-Rd_Clear-Spring_MD_21722_M50093-47825# Log in to Reply Kathy j fournier-morehardt says: 1 comments 01/05/2017 at 2:57 pm http://www.proctorandgreene.com/listing/4610619/475-elm-street-milford-nh/ Log in to Reply John Serrell says: 1 comments 01/06/2017 at 1:20 pm Historic home for sale built in 1790 center chimney 5 fireplaces in Tolland, CT with tons of great history. Please consider posting on your facebook as well to help with exposure to save this wonderful old home. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/89-Tolland-Grn_Tolland_CT_06084_M42078-72753 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. 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