February 17, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sorry today’s old photo was a quickie. I’m still having health issues and it was all I could do for today’s old house photo. Hope you all have a happy weekend.

  2. CharestonJohn says: 1093 comments

    Kelly, I hate to hear you’re still not felling well. Thanks again for the effort you put into the OHD website. You are appreciated.

    A recent conversation reminded me of this special opportunity available for a mere $78M. I’m hoping one of your regular readers will snatch it up on a whim and maybe let me use one of the smaller houses. The video pretty much sums it up…


    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape

      I really like 5396 Davenport Pl. house. It’s adorable, has a very little yard and for a family, perfectly located right next to a school.

  3. EileenM says: 288 comments

    Allan, you have indeed found a beautiful little village on the edge of the Adirondacks. Both of my maternal grandparents grew up in Lowville, and my mother lived there for the first few years of her life. She often told the story of going to a birthday party for a 5-year-old friend and how they were served in the dining room of a huge brick victorian house by servants. At one time, the village was very prosperous due to the cheese factories that had the many surrounding dairy farms from which to buy their milk. It is still a beautiful little town, but, like so many small places, has lost its manufacturing base. A number of years ago, I took my mother to Lowville and had made arrangements for us to see the house that her grandmother had lived in. She passed away not long after that visit and I am still thankful today for the graciousness of the owners of the house. I also want you, Kelly, to get better very soon and to know that your site is the highlight of my day.

    • EileenM says: 288 comments

      I forgot to mention that Lowville is east of Lake Ontario where “lake effect snow” is active. Unless you love winter, Lowville may not be the place for you!

    • ScottInAnEdwardian says: 9 comments

      That’s a beautiful story, Eileen, and thanks for recounting it for us. We’re in a century-old place and in the two years we’ve been here, two family members have shown up after not seeing it for several decades. It’s wonderful to be able to hear their stories and allow them to reconnect with roots and memories, and an honor to be included in it.

    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape

      What a lovely story Eileen. It’s moments like that that make life wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

    • Cathy says: 2187 comments

      The last house… I’ve never seen drop-leaves on a breakfast nook table! And… looks like the drop-down ironing board is still in place. Cool!

    • StevenFStevenF says: 182 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I really like then quirkiness of the last one, also love the airiness. It’s an interesting mix of styles and eras which shouldn’t work but somehow does, which adds to its charm. I’ve never seen a freestanding gas stove like that and honestly might explore removal. I wonder why there are no pictures of the upstairs? Also no square footage.

    • mariebushman is a says: 202 comments

      Great postings. The first three are right up my alley. Love all the unpainted woodwork. You can tell the owners really love their homes. Who wouldn’t?

    • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

      The KC area has some great house deals. Most of the people with $200+ in the hunt for a house are buying out in Olathe and the new McMansion areas. That leaves a lot of the historic neighborhoods in a very strong “buyers market” condition. Yeah, you have to be aware of the neighborhood that you are buying into (Many of these historic gems are located next to section 8 projects), but there are some real opportunities out there.

  4. says: 168 comments

    Sorry you are having health issues, Kelly. Will be thinking about you.

  5. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    Sending you healing energy, Kelly!

    Here’s a Stick Style home made of brick–in the Old Town section of beautiful Westfield, NY, on the shores of Lake Erie. This house is on the same block as the home of the little girl who wrote to Abe Lincoln during the Presidential campaign of 1860 and convinced him that he needed to grow a beard. It is also a block-and-a-half away and downwind from the main plant of the Welch’s Grape Juice Co. (that’s a good thing!). Priced at $75,000:


    • Laurie W. says: 1705 comments

      The Granby house is just great for a family. Elegant enough but very livable. It had a Victorian/Edwardian makeover at some point, though nicely & not overwhelmingly done, with the floor inlay, French doors, etc. Pretty village too.

      Love the Northfield house too. So much of it looks original; it has obviously been important to its various owners to maintain its history. (Also love the good old stove in the kitchen, which I’ll bet works better than new ones.) As shown in the old photo, (btw cheers to the agent for including it) not much has changed about its exterior either. Handsome front door with its very pretty pediment.

  6. BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    We have our own little 50’s cabin in this mountain town, but I am charmed by these vintage cottages available as a group of 3.

  7. Courtney says: 10 comments

    Hi there!

    Here’s a few from my neck of the woods :


    I don’t believe I’ve seen either mentioned here before, but I apologize if I overlooked it.

    • Cathy says: 2187 comments

      They are both gorgeous houses! Pressed into deciding between the two, I think I might choose the first one, which also happens to be the less expensive. Not that I could afford either one… My favorite part of the first house being the landing(s) next to the red bedroom. Have never seen a house’s exterior designed quite like it. And would definitely need a gardener or two, esp. to keep the beautifully kept ivy so very neatly in place.

    • CocoaG says: 72 comments

      Courtney, both homes are gorgeous. I especially like the second one.

    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape

      I agree, hard to pick between them but if I had to chose the first one would win. Beautifully decorated as well. So sad the cupola was lost to a tornado. With that said the second house is magnificent and all the iron work is just so very special. Perhaps I could have both?

  8. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1024 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Kelly, hope you are feeling much better!

    • Anne M. says: 900 comments

      Hi, Naomi – houses that you have saved on zillow require folks to sign in to zillow to see them. So, we are missing out on all your finds! 🙂

  9. FergusFergus says: 230 comments
    1705 Queen Anne

    This week I have a selection of homes all the way from the Republic of Ireland. The first batch is a nice selection of derelict and project homes:

    – Situated in Farnivane, near Bandon in County Cork, this 18th/19th century farmhouse still maintains some great period features and could surely be something very special with the right care.

    – The derelict Truagh Cottage in Ardnacrusha, County Clare, looks to date from the 18th/19th century and is a quaint looking home in need of a lot of love.

    – This 18th/19th century home in Letter Reen, near Kenmare in County Kerry is situated in an absolutely stunning setting but features no services whatsoever, so connecting up electricity and water will add further cost to an already considerable undertaking.

    – Dating back to 1850, this terraced home in Wexford, County Wexford, certainly makes for interesting view as far as cosmetic choices made in the middle of the past century are concerned, although it could also make for an interesting restoration project, particularly as it still sports its original windows and front door.

    – I absolutely adore this semi detached inter/post-war home in Donnybrook, Dublin. It sports original windows, doors and fireplaces, which is very rare for a house of this kind. It even has pocket-sliding doors, which is something I’ve never ever seen this side of the Atlantic and is also one of the main reasons I want to buy it and restore it. 😉

  10. Gwenn1973 says: 20 comments

    This is the island my mom grew up on, beautiful!


    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I love these Maine houses, and good job to the realtor for a multitude of photos, all clear and useful, not filtered and silly.

    • Lancaster John says: 864 comments

      Love this place, even the wallpaper. Now I have a plan “B”, an affordable island in Maine, in the event my fantasy of moving to the Shetland Islands doesn’t come to fruition! Thanks for sharing this.

      • RitaB says: 106 comments

        John, did your Shetland fantasy come from the PBS series of Shetland or the books the series came from? Or are we talking ponies here?

        • Lancaster John says: 864 comments

          I will have to look at the PBS series, I had not heard of it! Actually the fantasy comes from having been to Orkney; Shetland is even more remote; and there are plenty of times that I just want to get away from lots of people and hopefully become part of a close-knit community (which I imagine Shetland to be…) Thanks for the tip!

          • RitaB says: 106 comments

            The books give you a good overview of the remoteness – it’s a police procedural – and when the coroner/etc come in for an investigation they’re often hampered by whether a plane can fly in the bad weather. I got the sense, however, that while the inhabitants are indeed close knit, that incomers were always “from away”. Sounds stark and remote and lovely. I liked the books better than the television.

  11. MW says: 902 comments

    No apologies needed Kelly. I think that is a fabulous old house photo, very charming. Thanks for all you do. Wishing you well soon!

  12. StevenFStevenF says: 182 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Good morning Dreamers! Kelly, I hope your situation improves soon!

    Today is a kind of a mixed bag for me.

    This one has been on the market for a while, so it may have already been shared. I love the shingled exterior and the graceful white painted trim.


    Here’s another shingled beauty from Maine…just bring your wallpaper removal kit and she’s ready to go.


    A solid looking cobblestone home in Paris New York, with what appears to be a very capacious bar


    Margretta Hall Plantation in Rome, GA. A lovely home and setting.


    • Gwenn1973 says: 20 comments

      Love the blue hill house! And it’s such a cute town, we pass through every summer on the way to Deer Isle 🙂

    • Cathy says: 2187 comments

      My favorite of this batch is the Wharf Road house. Lots of curb appeal, and a charming interior (minus the wallpaper, or at least most of it). Plus views of the water to gaze upon.

  13. NEdebh says: 30 comments

    Looked at this house 25 years ago..has had much work done to it since then. Sits on a large lot accross from the cemetery..very quiet neighbors! Husband said it was too much work. Bought an Acreage with a ranch..also across from a cemetery!

  14. Warbon says: 99 comments

    I appreciate all the beautiful homes that you show. I hope you feel better really soon for your sake. Besides this gives my computer time to dry out from all the drooling I do over some of these homes!! LOL Again, take care.

  15. says: 7 comments

    Inlaid floors and really nice entry way. This little town has a lot of older houses in various states of repair/disrepair. Not sure of the economy in the area.

  16. tess says: 297 comments

    PA Wine Country/Lake Chautauqua B&B. Side by side 1832 and 1835 brick mansions, tastefully redone, with owner’s quarters, Trip Advisor rated 4 1/2 stars, for $450K.


  17. DANPDX says: 80 comments

    Here are some great finds in the state of Montana:

    1. 1890 stone mansion with lots of original features (stained glass, mantels and millwork):

    1930 Hauser Blvd
    Helena, MT 59601

    2. 1886 Francis Pope house. Love the entry & stair..original hardwood and exterior is in great shape:

    327 N Rodney St
    Helena, MT 59601

    3. 1887 Mansion in an old West town…includes a carriage house. Beautiful fireplaces and inlaid hardwood floors…wish there were more pictures:

    1005 Palmer St
    Miles City, MT 59301

    4. Had to share this one, even though it’s a multi-family in rough shape. You can own your own 1908 apartment building in downtown Butte, MT, once the copper mining powerhouse of the West. Beautiful masonry work – was probably high end housing in its day during the town’s heyday. Needs a lot of work…

    101 W Quartz
    Butte, MT 59701

  18. Victoria says: 131 comments

    Feel better, Kelly. This site is a lovely and dear respite from the noise of our conflicted world.

  19. Sarah with an H says: 83 comments

    Sending you healing prayers,Kelly! Hope you feel better soon. I love your posts. Our home was built in 1906, so enjoy sering other homes if similar ages. This spring marks our 15th year living in it. So much to do, so little time and money!

  20. Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

    Like so many who have commented — wishing you a full recovery. Your wonderful site brings together the Old House Dreamers like no other. Your work on our behalf is greatly appreciated — just having a forum and a Friday Link & Exchange is so brilliant! Be well soon Kelly — we support you totally in spirit!

  21. sharing with a heavy heart says: 1 comments


    One of the last remaining old homes left in Manhattan Beach, and i’m praying that sharing it here will lessen the likelihood that someone demolishes it, which is very likely due to it’s amazing location.

    • Kevin O'Neill says: 153 comments

      I just tried to get “pre qualified” on the Zillow site, but I kept coming up $89,000.00 short on the monthly payment, darn.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I wish there were inside pictures but they are clearly trying to sell the lot, not the home that’s on it. Too bad; you are right to be worried.

  22. Lancaster John says: 864 comments

    An amazing large brick Victorian on the National Register in Petersburg, VA. The listing calls it “Empire – Italianate”; I’m not sure it’s either of those but it is spectacular. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/241-S-Sycamore-St-Petersburg-VA-23803/94184300_zpid/

    • Cathy says: 2187 comments

      Wow! From its exterior, style-wise, I wouldn’t guess it to be on my personal list of ‘I love its’ but… Its interior is gorgeous! Esp. love the entry hall & staircase.

  23. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Prayers for you Kelly. If I could I would send you a big pot of potato soup and some homemade bread! <3

    1032 Columbia St in Greenridge, Scranton, PA 18509
    $329,000 | 5 Bed • 4 Bath

  24. Prairie Dreamer says: 1 comments

    Enjoyed listings by Fergus. Does he or anyone know of old Scottish stone homes or website? Is the process involved in buying a “protected” home in Scotland? Just dreaming.

  25. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes and shares! Hopefully this week will be more productive on postings. 🙂

  26. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Looks like they saved some of gutted pieces:

    1446 Hill St, Concord, GA 30206
    $65,900 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath

  27. says: 37 comments

    This is the “one that got away” – originally listed at less than 40k, now sold. Love the pressed tin tiles on the roof, the unpainted wood, doorbell, etc, etc… http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/126-Dodge-St_Palatka_FL_32177_M58120-09485?ex=FL622219198

  28. Don says: 7 comments

    Built in 1897, 125 Chestnut Street Alto Pass, IL 62905 , Majestic Victorian close to Wine Trail, Shawnee National Forest, SIU and Bald Knob. Quiet, small town living. Great tourism and recreational area in Southern Illinois.

    $84,900 4 bed 3.5 bath – Prepare for the Eclipse! Come see the Mayor’s House.


  29. Diane says: 67 comments

    I may be alone in this, but don’t you wish there were interior shots? I feel like I may be missing treasure inside. True, it could just be a falling-down hoarder’s mess, but I do wish I could see the layout and what is in there. I feel like there is hidden treasure in there. A lot of work, but something good in there. Maybe I’m a dreamer.

  30. doug green says: 82 comments

    Help!! I have been looking everywhere for a house that I thought was posted on this site. The house is a Spanish Revival style and I think it was located in Raleigh Durham NC. The house had every bell and whistle you could think of for a 1920’s house in this style. Does anyone remember it and could you post a link? It had to be on the Friday open post as I can’t find it with the site search engine. Thanking in advance. Doug

  31. Cora says: 2054 comments

    This surprised me on the inside. Sweet little place:

    201 N Athenian St in Delano, Wichita, KS 67203
    $95,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath

  32. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Beautiful old mansion! Yum.

    28 Sunbury St, Minersville, PA 17954
    $249,900 | 9 Bed • 8 Bath

    • says: 19 comments

      What a gorgeous home this was! And could be again 😉 Oh my that bathroom! Two wallpapers from the 60’s or 70’s, tile from the 40’s, window from the turn of the century. Might have to just keep it like it is!

  33. Cora says: 2054 comments

    This one has been for sale for awhile. I did a search and didn’t see it, sorry if it’s a repeat:

    121 N Jefferson St, Athens, AL 35611
    $549,000 | 6 Bed • 4 Bath

  34. Jeff says: 20 comments

    Here is one in my neighborhood that is a foreclosure but it is really something to see. It even has it’s own waterwheel and a log cabin too!

  35. Annie D. says: 1 comments


    Built by a contractor for his family in West Duluth in 1912. The garage has a hoist (I went to the open house.)

  36. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Not terribly old, but some very interesting time capsule architectural features and decorative elements:

    42885 Sahara Acres Dr, Cozad, NE 69130
    $195,000 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath

  37. Cora says: 2054 comments

    Eureka is a very quaint town. This house was a former college:

    708 E 5th St, Eureka, KS 67045
    $79,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  38. Cora says: 2054 comments

    If I could convince the hubs to move back to Kansas, this would be mine TOMORROW.

    801 Wisconsin St, Neodesha, KS 66757
    $42,500 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath

  39. Cora says: 2054 comments

    133 S 8th St, Fredonia, KS 66736

    $62,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath

    This price…what? This is gorgeous:
    1600 Washington Ave, Parsons, KS 67357
    $24,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath

  40. Magic Jim says: 1 comments

    The Tarleton Moore House is for sale in beautiful Downtown Acworth Georgia, within walking distance of award winning restaurants and charming shops, as well as within walking distance to Logan Park and Lake Acworth. $375,000.
    Some of the history of the Tarleton Moore family can be found here: http://activerain.com/blogsview/5026436/historic-tarleton-moore-home-in-downtown-acworth-for-sale

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