March 3, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion 03/03/2017 185 Added to OHD on 3/3/17 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 185 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 184 Comments on March 3, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion OHD does not represent homes on this site. Contact the agent listed for details including current price and status. CoachMarj says: 4 comments 03/03/2017 at 12:45 pm I just recently found this site and have quickly become obsessed. I love looking through all the archives and seeing what is new. There’s a couple houses on the market near me that seem to have kept some of their original charm. The neighborhood was initially built up around a Train Car manufacturing company which employed most of the village at that time. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/904-Sandwich-Rd_Sagamore_MA_02561_M41276-73018 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/972-Sandwich-Rd_Sagamore_MA_02561_M44249-95443#photo0 Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/05/2017 at 3:19 pm Vast, GORGEOUS, transitional, shingled Queen Anne in Toledo has TO DIE FOR, HUGE, covered porch on 3; + SPECTACULAR, untouched carriage house; and – oh yeah – AMAZING, top shelf original interior. This house is a perfectly preserved masterpiece! Unfortunately FEW pix, but soooooo worth a peek. Wowski! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2223-Robinwood-Ave-Toledo-OH-43620/2095293903_zpid/ Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/05/2017 at 3:27 pm Kelly – don’t miss the ceiling light fixture in the front hall: it’s one of your, (and my), faves! Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/05/2017 at 8:13 pm What a fantastic house! I would love to know what shape the kitchen is in, and see more pictures in general. Tantalizing! Log in to Reply DANPDX says: 80 comments 03/06/2017 at 10:09 pm This house is nothing short of delicious…amazing! Log in to Reply KarenZ says: 1188 comments OHD Supporter 03/06/2017 at 10:57 pm I think that I would want to buy it just for the staircase alone! The colors are completely my taste (I actually chose a shade that is very close to that blue interior color)! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/07/2017 at 11:57 am Strongly agree Karen 🙂 They certainly are not the average home center hues we see so often. They are instead really thoughtfully chosen, rich, subtle tones infused with depth and warmth. The exterior colors are brilliantly chosen as well. Very nice. a few quality paper accent walls here and there to compliment the interior treatments would bring even more delightful depth to those rooms. I can’t stop looking at this place; certainly hope the owners will publish more pix; and am considering the four hour, one way, drive up there to see it should there be an open house, (ugh). Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/07/2017 at 12:06 pm Huzzah! An old listing with more pix! Big improvement in the DR color, that’s for sure. The burnt orange room is on 3!! It shows both the front covered porch and side balcony. Wow – WOW! This house is deeeeeluxe. http://www.estately.com/listings/info/2223-robinwood-ave Log in to Reply ReginaKT says: 60 comments 03/08/2017 at 4:54 pm WOW! That round dining room with the curved buffet hutch – stunning! I’ve never seen anything like that before. Log in to Reply Tony Bianchini says: 60 comments 03/03/2017 at 12:56 pm Cool house in a small TX town: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/126-S-Lambert-St_Granbury_TX_76048_M71321-53781 Log in to Reply John Shflet says: 5392 comments 03/04/2017 at 6:15 pm Historic Grandbury is a picturesque town southwest of Fort Worth with a well preserved downtown and a number of restored Victorian era homes like this one. I’m surprised to see one so reasonably priced because Grandbury has a “touristy” atmosphere and its lake by the same name attracts large crowds of visitors on the weekends in the summer. At approximately 40 miles from Fort Worth, it is well within commuting distance. Thanks for sharing; Grandbury is one of my favorite nearby towns. (we live in Fort Worth) Log in to Reply Teresa says: 13 comments 03/03/2017 at 1:15 pm I love your site. It is such a pleasure to get a peek inside all the beautiful old homes. It’s especially exciting to see a home that I have admired for years posted on this site. One you posted earlier from Sedalia, MO is one that I have always loved (one of the perks of being a home health nurse is driving thru neighborhoods you wouldn’t always take the time to explore). Anyway it is such a joy to see a glimpse of the inside of the home. Thanks for taking time to expand our love for beautiful homes. Log in to Reply Sharon says: 680 comments OHD Supporter 2001 Contemporary Sedalia, MO 03/04/2017 at 9:58 am Hey, Teresa! Yes, that home on Grand has always intrigued me too. The Waldo’s lived there for many years. Many lovely homes on that street that I’ve always wanted to see inside of. Isn’t this site just the best?! I like that it’s so positive and dream-provoking. Log in to Reply Teresa says: 13 comments 03/06/2017 at 11:00 am Yes!!! A friend introduced me to this site. We love to travel around and look at old homes. There are so many in Sedalia that I love. My family is fascinated with Dal Whi Mo Court because we have a postcard sent to my Grandma at an address there. She worked in Sedalia for a family. Her and Grandpa married in 1918, so you can understand why we are so fascinated. Log in to Reply Kay says: 66 comments 03/03/2017 at 1:40 pm Love the dog! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 03/03/2017 at 3:53 pm Ha! Looking at the picture, I thought, “There has to be a dog somewhere,” and there he was! Just out of Little Rascals (Our Gang). Quite a house; how it became a children’s home must be an interesting story. From the clothing, the photo looks like the teens, maybe a few years earlier. Not a bunch of smiley kids, but they did have to remain still for some minutes to be photographed. I’d love to see the inside of this place. Log in to Reply Demetra says: 9 comments 03/03/2017 at 1:42 pm Two houses for the price of one: https://www.trulia.com/property/3255871556-1794-Pickering-Rd-Phoenixville-PA-19460 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/03/2017 at 4:36 pm Un utterly amazing historic property! Wow! Thanks for sharing! Log in to Reply Victoria says: 135 comments 03/03/2017 at 9:53 pm Those late 1700s stone houses in Chester County are exquisite, but even the realtor’s blurb suggests caution for the amount of work needed. Wonderful stream but a little close for comfort, considering seasonal flooding. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1121 comments 03/04/2017 at 9:11 pm Very, very nice. It just screams history! I particularly like the little watercolor paintings of the place. Utterly charming. Log in to Reply Teresa says: 13 comments 03/03/2017 at 2:20 pm https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/906-W-Broadway-Blvd-Sedalia-MO-65301/125481895_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/03/2017 at 3:19 pm Tudor revival, says 1950 – but can that be right?? Have admired this house for years from the exterior, nice to see the interior. A generally pretty house, & love the bathrooms! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2307-Genesee-St-Utica-NY-13501/2112423762_zpid/ 1942 Cape and/or Colonial? Rather cute. Not too far down the street from the first house. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2621-Genesee-St-Utica-NY-13501/2095522121_zpid/ Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/03/2017 at 4:38 pm Great original bathrooms on the first house; I wish they had left the kitchen alone as well. Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 03/03/2017 at 3:24 pm The Ponderosa–In the early years of the 20th century a group of well-to-do New Yorkers established a summer colony in Redding, Connecticut, in a section of town known inappropriately enough as Poverty Hollow. Here is a log-cabin-on-steroids from that era that would have done Ben Cartwright proud: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/38-Goodridge-Rd_Redding_CT_06896_M41755-29523 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/03/2017 at 4:39 pm Cool property! Log in to Reply MaryS says: 17 comments 03/03/2017 at 7:40 pm Love this house. I am curious, looking at the ad and scrolling down the page it shows property taxes for 2016 at $15845? If that is the correct tax that is an insane price for property taxes, mine is only $1898 for a 3000 sq.ft. house sitting on 5 acres. Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 03/04/2017 at 9:10 am Seems reasonable to me–I used to live in a city 15 miles from this place and paid over $9000 a year for a house that was worth one-third as much. In California they call their outrageous property values the ‘sunshine tax;’ in Fairfield County, Connecticut, it’s more a ‘being-able-to-get-decent-pizza-and-scallops-and-be-in-midtown-Manhattan-in-an-hour’ tax. Log in to Reply MW says: 841 comments 03/04/2017 at 11:48 pm Also it in an area with schools ranked 9’s and 10’s apparently. Areas with high ranked schools can save tons of money on not having to pay for private schools. A few thousand extra per year for some taxes can be well worth the savings in schools, especially if you have 2-3 or more kids. People that don’t have kids think it doesn’t matter to them. Except they don’t often factor in the demand from families with kids to buy in areas with strong schools and how that affects their property values. Generally weak schools = less demand and values go down, strong schools = more demand and values go up. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/03/2017 at 3:26 pm I’m also assuming it was a children’s home. The exterior of this house certainly had a ton of details. Nice to have both upper & lower porches. But my first thought was: is there any screening, esp. on the upper porch, to keep kids from accidentally fallling through?! Probably not… That lawn swing… a precursor to ones I loved when I was a little kid in the 50s. I’m willing to bet that a bunch of the kids pictured also loved their lawn swing! Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/03/2017 at 4:40 pm Seems to me that child-safety is a pretty recent development, unfortunately. Log in to Reply Arkham says: 72 comments 03/03/2017 at 6:17 pm In the 2nd to last picture, zoomed in on the dolls on the upper balcony, it looks like it is enclosed in chicken wire. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/04/2017 at 12:36 pm Heh, I had zoomed in on that pic, too – but thought those dolls were toddlers, and couldn’t find any screening/chicken wire. On the other hand, I’m on an iPad, so maybe my screen isn’t large enough to see that amount of detail. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 03/04/2017 at 6:41 pm Someone has noted that there is some chicken wire located on the second floor porch. I looked real close and I believe I can see it. You have to look up very close to the details. Log in to Reply RT says: 110 comments 03/03/2017 at 3:42 pm Zillow says 1701. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/32862988_zpid/30_days/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.971615,-73.870183,41.822373,-74.162007_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/? Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 03/03/2017 at 4:07 pm Love that it has been lightly treated — pretty amazing all these years that somebody didn’t decide to “update” it. Thank heavens for sensitive people who respect history, which would envelop you, living here. It also has such beautiful serene property, very well done. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 03/03/2017 at 4:09 pm Shenandoah Valley this week: More elegant than the outside indicates. I need & can afford about 40% of this house — but which 40% is the hard part. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Roanoke-County-VA/house_type/12576408_zpid/1998_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/37.495562,-79.681778,37.034899,-80.419922_rect/10_zm/5_p/0_mmm/ 1850 farmhouse in Paradise…I mean, Lexington VA. The property & views are gorgeous. House needs some work but is much original. First, fix chimneys & open fireplaces! Realtor.com says “Price Unknown” — Other sites list it at $375K. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/227-Still-House-Dr_Lexington_VA_24450_M61921-77277 Stunning 1954 Colonial with everything, including a beautiful garden. https://www.trulia.com/homes/Virginia/Waynesboro/sold/1000195016-607-Oak-Ave-Waynesboro-VA-22980#photo-1 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 03/03/2017 at 8:37 pm You are not kidding about the second home’s location in paradise. What amazing countryside. I wonder why it’s for sale again so soon? Did someone bite of more than they could chew? Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/03/2017 at 8:52 pm I looked at the last one first, & loved it!! I would even appreciate the present owners leaving about half of their furnishings behind! Then looked at the others, and hmmm… that first one is mighty nice, too – IMO! Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 03/03/2017 at 4:33 pm The ‘children’s home’ has that mixture of tight vertical Stick Style massing, Italianate detailing, and short Mansard roof that you frequently see in San Francisco Victorians. Those don’t especially look like California trees, though. Here’s an 1830s Greek Revival that comes with a 19th-century country store building right in the center of downtown Lassellsville, NY. It is priced at $39,900. This section of the Mohawk Valley has so much interesting stuff that it ought to be made into a National Historic Park: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5814-State-Highway-29_St-Johnsville_NY_13452_M35010-40267 Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 03/04/2017 at 10:55 am That house has good possibilities — I especially like the fireplace surrounds. The price makes bringing it back a tempting thought. You’re right about the Mohawk Valley — so much history there. Log in to Reply Kevin says: 3 comments 03/03/2017 at 5:02 pm A great Southern Colonial revival house in Red Springs, NC. Needs a lot of work, but could be a grand old home again. Lots of other great houses on the same street, although the drive-thru bank right next door is maybe not ideal. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/308-S-Main-St-Red-Springs-NC-28377/78343919_zpid/ Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 03/03/2017 at 7:03 pm Very nice dark woodwork inside. Log in to Reply JOE says: 733 comments 03/04/2017 at 2:39 pm Dear Kevin, This comment is for you and those who are interested in do it yourself techniques for bringing out wood that has a blackened finish. The house that you listed is a perfect example and would be doable for anyone with lots of time for it. Making the woodwork in this house shine, both literally and figuratively would be a years long labor of love, but it can be done. This technique may be used on any finished but unpainted wood. Sometimes it can even be useful on painted wood. The technique involves sanding with a lubricant which does not melt the original finish. One sands down to, but not through, the original finish if possible. This cleans up the majority of the wear and while wet, one can see what the wood will look like when the job is done. Once it is thoroughly cleaned, shellac is applied in thin coats until the proper sheen is arrived at. This process is followed by a good paste waxing. I am explaining the steps below in more detail. First someone who has not done this, before, should start in an area such as a bathroom or closet, where there is only one unpainted window or finished area of wood trim. If you find it too much work to do, then you know. You will still have one dynamite looking window where you worked. The trick that I use all of the time as a furniture restorer is wet sanding followed by shellac. Wet sanding is a technique, which involves sanding the surface with very fine, (120, 220 or 320 grit), wet or dry, sandpaper using paint thinner as a lubricant. I like to use nitrile gloves while doing this in a well-ventilated area. I have been buying these black heavy-duty gloves by the case for my work, but one box should be enough for you to see how they suit you. You can get them anywhere, and I make no specific recommendation, but here is a link to the page where I buy them, https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-16767/Nitrile-Gloves/Uline-Black-Industrial-Nitrile-Gloves-Powder-Free You will need a container to hold the paint thinner. The low VOC thinners that I tried had cloudy appearance, which obscured the work. 1. Cleaning the old finish. a. Begin by folding and tearing the sandpaper to a usable size. I find that folding toward the grit causes it to break somewhat on the tear line. I tear it into pieces that are one eighth of a sheet in size. First ½, then ¼, then long ends together for 1/8 of a sheet. The 1/8 sheet piece is then given a three-way fold, like wit a letter going in and envelope. This gives you a very manageable piece that uses the entire piece thoroughly. The fold keeps the piece from sliding because of the grit on the side that you are not using. b. The rest involves dipping the paper in thinner and spreading a little on your specific work area. Use the finest sandpaper that you are comfortable with, because you will be going over it again with all grits until you reach 320. If you start with 320 grit, you will only need to do it once, but it make take much too much time. On the other hand if it onlt needs 320 for a quick clean, it will waste time to use 120 grit. The look while it is wet is very close to the look that it will have when it is finished. As you work, you will get a feel for which grit is best at one time. Working from top to bottom works well because the thinner tends to drip, so that you need not ad as much thinner below as up top. c. As you work you will be “cleaning” your sandpaper by immersing it in your thinner pot. The thinner gets really dirty, so every once in a while putting the dirty thinner on the rougher surfaces will decrease the waste. Wipe the controller dry with, what I use is a paper towel, but you can use anything to wipe. I also use paper towels to wipe it up each area as I finish it. Usually I find that an area needs more work after I have wiped an area clean. I then go over that area again with clean thinner and 320 grit sandpaper until the wet wood looks right. You want to retouch any area as many times as you feel is necessary. Remember that properly cleaned areas look dull when they dry. d. The paper towels that are used to wipe up as well as dirty thinner can be used to wet the surfaces that have not yet gotten wet. To dispose of paper towels and pieces of sandpaper that has used up its grit, I spread them out in a dry spot until they are thoroughly dry. If they are dried inside, they will drop dust in the air, so do your final drying in a controlled outside. Putting damp rags, towels and sandpaper stuffed in a trash bag create a perfect environment for a fire or spontaneous combustion. As I work, if the work area is well ventilated, I may drop used rags on the work floor to be picked up at the end. Old dirty rags can be used to wipe up the floor as well. At the end they should be spread out in a well-ventilated area so it will dry quickly. Don’t let anything that is damp with flammable liquids sit in a lump at any time. Use covered metal cans to dispose of them to be sure. e. If you fail to work in a poorly ventilated place, you are at risk of inhaling fumes with this technique. There is little airborne dust produced because the dirt is wiped up into the towels. 2. Applying the new finish a. I use shellac for the new finish that will bring back the beauty of the finish. Typically shellac is brushed on with multiple thin coats of shellac. Shellac is a natural product, which dissolves in alcohol. When you buy shellac in a can, it is thick. It can be brushed on in one heavy coat if you want to. The best way is to apply multiple thin coats. Shellac comes in two basic color, clear and amber. Amber shellac used to be called orange shellac, but amber was a more marketable name so it changed. If you knew the name orange, look for amber to match it. b. If I am using shellac from a can, I start by mixing one part shellac with one part of denatured alcohol. I usually wipe it on with a fine lint free cloth. Worn out cotton sheets make a perfect wiping cloth. Start with a sample area to see if it will wipe on without sticking to the surface or leaving any lint from the cloth. If it is sticking, you can thin it further. If an area looks bad, it can be lightly wet sanded again with wet 320 grit paper. Then apply thinner shellac. Alcohol dries quickly, so you can do a lot of coats in a much shorter period of time. If the cloth sticks, you haven’t waited long enough. If it doesn’t stick you can wait less. The earlier coats often dry faster. You will keep applying coats until it has the sheen that you prefer. Then apply one more coat. Rub with 0000 steel wool if a coat feels rough. Wipe off steel wool dust followed by holding a magnet above it to get all of the steel dust off. 3. Waxing a. After the finish has had a day to dry, apply a good paste wax. Rub a piece of 0000 steel wool in the wax in the can and rub it into the wood surface. Wipe down with a slightly damp cloth which both spreads the wax like spit polishing shoes. Buff it dry and slippery with other clean cloths or paper towels. You should have a great finish on your wood while maintaining the patina. Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 03/04/2017 at 10:42 pm Wow. This sounds like a great way to refresh a wood finish without removing all of the patina which can happen with a complete stripping And refinishing. You should consider creating a YouTube video, even though your directions were very clear. Log in to Reply JOE says: 733 comments 03/07/2017 at 9:31 am Thank you for expressing your positive thoughts. The house Kevin listed above would benefit so much from this treatment, but it would take a long long time. On the other hand, if you like to do it, you can work a small area at a time and clean up after while living there. I always wonder if someone could pull a Tom Sawyer’s fence trick with friends and speed it up. I am going to get to a blog up one of these days. I feel unsure when I post tips on techniques that I have learned or created over nearly forty years of restoring American Period furniture as well as just about anything else that comes my way. I don’t know if the OHD crowd wants to hear them and don’t want to be the guy that they say” Here we go again, I wish he wouldn’t gum up OHD space with this stuff. On the other hand, I hope that these tips will give some sense to do-it yourselfers how they can improve their own homes at a reasonable price. Your response makes me feel like it is appreciated by someone out their. This technique works on any wood surface and an added benefit is that the grain of the wood stays filled, so that you don’t get that hollow colorless look that goes with the full refinish. Shellac is also a repairable finish, so you can fix one area that gets damaged. Thanks again for your support. Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2043 comments 03/04/2017 at 11:03 pm What a beautiful house. I’d love to spend a few hours just exploring the place! Thanks for sharing, Kevin! Log in to Reply NEdebh says: 28 comments 03/05/2017 at 12:15 pm Oh Kevin..what a Beauty! Love that Stairway! Seems to be an awful lot of cracks in the walls..could be some major foundation issues. Thanks for sharing! Log in to Reply RonnieH says: 80 comments 03/03/2017 at 6:13 pm Victorian in Medford, Oregon. $298,000 https://www.trulia.com/property/3015061326-305-N-Grape-St-Medford-OR-97501 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 03/03/2017 at 7:57 pm Happy Friday – the best day of the week for those us toiling away as wage slaves and because it’s the Link Exchange day on OHD! This week’s picture does not disappoint. With so many children I wonder if it was a school or orphanage? For my listings this week, I took a virtual tour of my home state of Michigan. Most of the homes are renovated to death, but I found a few interesting ones that still have some character. This first one may have already been posted; it’s an 1867 Italianate in Adrian. What’s interesting to me about this house is that someone updated the front hall and living room in the first quarter of the 20th century, adding some of the most graceful boiserie and elegantly coved ceilings I’ve ever seen. These rooms would be right at home in a 5th avenue NYC limestone mansion from 1910-1929. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/225-E-Front-St-Adrian-MI-49221/68232007_zpid/ Next in Detroit is a nicely maintained 1920 colonial/Mediterranean(?)with older bathrooms and kitchen. I don’t they’re quite original, but they’re old. I love the shutters on the window over the front door and the formal gardens are cool. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1700-Lincolnshire-Dr-Detroit-MI-48203/88776247_zpid/ Next is a mid-century modern home in suburban Detroit which doesn’t need much work, and certainly isn’t a steal, but has wonderful paneling in the living and dining rooms. There’s a great window to wall ratio…lots of lovely outdoors just outside of those sheer curtains. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8675-Nadine-Ave-Huntington-Woods-MI-48070/24646810_zpid/ It wouldn’t be a posting of mine if there wasn’t at least one Tudor. Here’s one in another Detroit suburb home from 1929. All it needs is a little TLC. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/660-Burroughs-St-Plymouth-MI-48170/88121420_zpid/ And last, but certainly not least from the perspective of being unique, a huge 1935 Art Moderne behemoth (9000 Sq Ft.!)in Western Michigan that offers some unique design elements. It would be fun to bring the interior up the promise of the exterior. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/63680-60th-Ave-Hartford-MI-49057/2137743485_zpid/ Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/04/2017 at 9:21 am Crazy for that first house! I love awnings on a home like this. All of your houses are great, and in one of my favorite states! Log in to Reply Mary says: 54 comments 03/04/2017 at 6:38 pm I am in love with that last one. Three bathrooms with amazing tile and all those windows…sweet. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/04/2017 at 8:16 pm Yep, to those bathrooms. Esp. two of them: the blue and the pink & green ones, for me! Oh, and the cool tiled floor of the foyer. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1121 comments 03/04/2017 at 9:19 pm Dear nycmf, I know exactly how you feel. Tudor style is KING! Thanks for posting it. The house has tremendous potential and great curb appeal. Maybe I’m the reincarnation of Henry V111, lol. Log in to Reply John M says: 36 comments 03/03/2017 at 8:27 pm Looks like it could be a nice home http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/811-Catherine-St_Metropolis_IL_62960_M84698-18301 Log in to Reply LindaK says: 22 comments 03/03/2017 at 9:45 pm Chicken wire on the upstairs porch keeps the children from falling off. Log in to Reply Julles says: 530 comments OHD Supporter 03/03/2017 at 10:28 pm If you haven’t seen it, watch the series “Restored” (HG). He takes historic houses and restores them the way they looked when new. He does a great job that looks original but corrects some flaws. He does a Spanish Colonial that was built by a Rothschild during the depression that is incredible. Its great to watch the paint be stripped off the woodwork to bring these jewels back to life. Log in to Reply Sharon says: 98 comments 03/04/2017 at 5:06 pm I love his Craftsman episodes! Jaw dropping. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/06/2017 at 9:09 am Funny you should mention that show. The host just became a Twitter follower of OHD! I’m on episode 3 so far, cool show! Log in to Reply Annabelle says: 93 comments 03/06/2017 at 12:45 pm I am learning a great deal from that show. Still a novice compared to y’all! Log in to Reply ReginaKT says: 60 comments 03/08/2017 at 5:09 pm I love that show! He does amazing work. I was saddened with the last episode I watched though – original tile (kitchen counters, bathroom counters and bathtub surround) that the owners wanted taken out so it was all removed! Log in to Reply Ryann Bayless says: 3 comments 03/03/2017 at 11:07 pm http://southwestvarealestate.com/meetourteam.htm490 This house was once majestic and untouched, looked very different 30 years ago when my parents almost purchased it. Wondering what it would take to bring it back to it’s original splendor and how to go about getting a hold of original plans/blueprints and pictures, etc. Looked much, much different without carpet, white paint, “updates”. Maybe Ross or John could weigh in….thanks so much Log in to Reply Ryann Bayless says: 3 comments 03/03/2017 at 11:24 pm http://southwestvarealestate.com/search/For-Sale/Virginia/Wythe/Mansion-On-Main-St-Wytheville-Va-W-double-Lot-/906674#Pictures Here is the correct link to the comment above Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/03/2017 at 11:33 pm The historical photo shown in this listing is almost OHD header-worthy. Really neat: 402 W Main St, Pretty Prairie, KS 67570 $159,500 | 6 Bed • 4 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/402-W-Main-St_Pretty-Prairie_KS_67570_M70346-24803 I like the simplicity here: 111 S Martin St, Turon, KS 67583 $44,450 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/111-S-Martin-St_Turon_KS_67583_M70193-08501 Log in to Reply GeoffreyPS says: 104 comments 03/04/2017 at 4:55 pm Agree that the old photo is header worthy. I like the second floor look with all the windows much more than how it currently looks. Log in to Reply DarcyJo says: 7 comments 03/05/2017 at 6:03 pm I agree. I think the second floor was a screened in sleeping porch. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 03/04/2017 at 5:37 pm Love the cabinets in the kitchen, the architecture, and the floors and woodwork in the Turon, Kansas house Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/03/2017 at 11:45 pm An 1886 hotel in the wild, wild west. If walls could talk: 203 N Main St, Cimarron, KS 67835 $295,900 | 16 Bed • 8 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/203-N-Main-St_Cimarron_KS_67835_M88679-53506 Love this one! 160 N Main St, Osceola, NE 68651 $88,000 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/160-N-Main-St_Osceola_NE_68651_M75618-59352 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/04/2017 at 9:27 am In regards to the second house: I love the house, even the kitchen is ok, but surely even in winter in Nebraska it might be possible for the realtor to find a sunny day (or half-hour) to take listing photos of a gray house so it’s not so gloomy looking. Log in to Reply Carolyn says: 282 comments 03/04/2017 at 10:36 am The hotel is great and would be fun to own but from the photos it looks more like they are trying to sell the furniture than the building. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 03/04/2017 at 5:52 pm I love the old trunks in the hotel. Like the architecture of the second house except for those pink symbols on the front gable. The wood work and cabinets are nice in the kitchen too. Log in to Reply NEdebh says: 28 comments 03/05/2017 at 2:05 pm The house in Osceola..Love it! Those floors are Great! Log in to Reply JimH says: 4867 comments OHD Supporter 03/07/2017 at 2:48 pm Love that old hotel in Cimarron. The marbleized Detroit Jewel range is much later and would look better in my kitchen. Thanks Cora! Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 988 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 03/04/2017 at 3:16 am Ohhhh, that precious dog in the last picture! And how interesting that the children’s posing is so casual and natural. I’m used to seeing more stiff and formal antique photos. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/04/2017 at 12:39 pm Yep, same thoughts on both counts. And once I saw the dog in the close-up, I went back & found him/her in the full photo. Log in to Reply says: 3 comments 03/04/2017 at 6:42 am Gorgeous italianate in north Adams, ma http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/29-Holbrook-St_North-Adams_MA_01247_M38001-53229 Log in to Reply JRC says: 140 comments 03/04/2017 at 7:00 am Six houses from Michigan https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/713-W-Oliver-St-Owosso-MI-48867/75754100_zpid/?utm_source=Trovit&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=campaign1 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/527-N-Washington-St-Owosso-MI-48867/75752693_zpid/?utm_source=Trovit&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=campaign1 http://www.homes.com/property/126-lafayette-ave-ne-grand-rapids-mi-49503/id-600019676337/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Heritage-Hill-Grand-Rapids-MI/pmf,pf_pt/84688258_zpid/270004_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.975578,-85.628901,42.944486,-85.687523_rect/13_zm/? https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Heritage-Hill-Grand-Rapids-MI/pmf,pf_pt/2117596420_zpid/270004_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.975578,-85.628901,42.944486,-85.687523_rect/13_zm/? http://www.oldhouses.com/26487?searchlist=26514%2C26487&searchname=Listings%20In%20Michigan&&searchdest=%2Flistings%2FMi Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 03/04/2017 at 6:18 pm Love the architecture of the second and fifth house. Log in to Reply Stacey says: 5 comments 03/04/2017 at 9:32 am This is one grand house I have followed the restoration of: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3650-Spring-Hollow-Rd-Indianapolis-IN-46208/1071063_zpid/ Log in to Reply Carolyn says: 282 comments 03/04/2017 at 10:24 am WOW! That is amazing. Makes me think of The Great Gatsby. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1121 comments 03/04/2017 at 9:26 pm Agreed. Great Gatsby would be right at home here. Lovely! The only thing I’d change is the granite counters. I would prefer something more in keeping with the style of the house, or the age, something. But it is truly elegance on the half shell! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 03/04/2017 at 11:23 am Holy moley, what a spectacular house!! I am totally in love, and this is not at all my usual kind of house — but everything is so beautifully done, materials such quality, flow & design so fluid, who can resist? It’s a mixture of styles, but works so well & what fun history! I saw a video when the Lethens first began restoration & I didn’t expect much of it, but was sure wrong. How nice to see a happy ending for a formerly unloved beauty like this! Log in to Reply Stacey says: 5 comments 03/04/2017 at 1:11 pm It will be a happy ending if it actually sells! It has been on the market for nearly 3 years now and the price has dropped by around half of the original asking. At this point I can’t imagine they’ll make any profit on it. The neighborhood it’s in is great but that neighborhood is in the middle of a bad neighborhood. And the taxes are astronomical, $37k! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1771 comments 03/04/2017 at 5:29 pm Oh dear. How distressing. Time to make a sacrifice to the House-Sale Gods. If ever a place deserved to sell, this does. And ditto for the restorers to get their investment back at the very least. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/04/2017 at 12:46 pm Holy corolly! That is some house! Those floors, those huge glassed-in bookcases, the kitchen’s skylight, that tiling, those French doors & casement windows, that cool chimney…everything!! Log in to Reply EileenM says: 288 comments 03/04/2017 at 1:24 pm I have come in on the opposite side of this discussion. While everything is beautifully done and I can certainly appreciate how much time, effort and money has gone into this restoration, it’s too over the top ostentatious for me. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 03/04/2017 at 6:22 pm I totally agree. Much too ostentatious outside and inside for me. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/05/2017 at 9:14 am What – you wouldn’t enjoy relieving yourself neath a Swarovski crystal chandelier? Philistine! 😉 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/04/2017 at 7:05 pm Me too. I can appreciate it but it’s not right for my rambunctious family. I wish them the best of luck in selling it though; that’s so hard to have something on the market for so long. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/05/2017 at 9:09 am Here’s another flip – FLOP in the same neighborhood which used to be on OHD. It was a delightful house full of charm and potential at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, like the house linked above, someone has dumped untold monies into it trying to lure rich yuppies into a neighborhood which is DECIDEDLY sketchy. It is back on the market AGAIN after having been flipped a second time when it didn’t sell the first. Madness. https://www.trulia.com/property/3160034504-1210-Golden-Hill-Dr-Indianapolis-IN-46208 I suppose one can never have enough wine fridges! Lol… Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 03/05/2017 at 3:51 pm This is a shame. I can almost see remnants of what was an interesting house, which has been sandblasted into something that looks like a Benjamin Moore paint brochure for the color gray. Really sad. The same thing is happening in Nashville, where I’d like to relocate. Nice houses are bought, many walls are blown out to create an “open floor plan”, and then everything’s covered in hues of gray. Voila, the house is then twice as expensive as it was before. It’s depressing. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/06/2017 at 1:26 pm Yeah, I wish I’d clipped the original images. It was a really cute house. Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/05/2017 at 8:17 pm I bet the remodelers don’t even know (nor would they care, possibly) that there’s a whole demographic out here that prefers houses not to be updated. They are just doing what they think the average person would want. Well, we all know that we on OHD are definitely above average! 🙂 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/04/2017 at 10:22 am Mansion in the Dakotas: 339 N Euclid Ave, Pierre, SD 57501 $890,000 | 13 Bed • 9 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/339-N-Euclid-Ave_Pierre_SD_57501_M71528-28031 Log in to Reply Anastasia Lee says: 5 comments 03/04/2017 at 2:51 pm Great House with excellent Interior & Exterior. To think All New Utilities as well. Not sure about the weather in Pierre however 🙂 Log in to Reply Christine says: 4 comments 03/04/2017 at 11:36 am You have no idea how much I look forward to these email posts. It is so fascinating to see the exquisite architecture of these priceless treasures. As a historic home owner in Tennessee, I can truly appreciate the labor of love associated with remodeling and restoring. I wish the old south had more varied architecture but many homes have been lost in the name of commerce. How I long to find a huge place to make into a B&B, preferably south of TN as I can’t bear the winters. Thank you for the posts and the shared interest in these beauties. Log in to Reply Janet says: 6 comments 03/04/2017 at 12:04 pm How old does a house have to be to be listed here? Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/04/2017 at 1:01 pm Pre-1970, if it’s newer than that it must be built based on old architecture (as in all the details, not just the exterior) like this 2002 home https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2010/10/13/2002-queen-anne-garland-ne/. Log in to Reply Annabelle says: 93 comments 03/06/2017 at 12:57 pm I am amazed at the staircase! I would not know that that house was not old if you hadn’t said so. My husband is a carpenter and we were discussing how you couldn’t build houses today like they did back then. Boy howdy do I stand corrected. Thanks for posting. Log in to Reply Nancy says: 4 comments 03/04/2017 at 12:23 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3215-E-Genesee-Ave_Saginaw_MI_48601_M30573-84666#photo0 Log in to Reply Victoria says: 135 comments 03/04/2017 at 2:23 pm Wow,amazing house for the price. I thought it must be a mistake, but on Zillow it’s pending sale at $114,900. Beautiful property. Log in to Reply Tony says: 78 comments 03/04/2017 at 2:48 pm This is a wonderful home…I love the house..and the price! Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/04/2017 at 4:12 pm Wow, a whole lotta lovely house for an excellent price! Love its exterior, then inside… That pale yellow bathroom & its shower is so cool! From the data given, looks like the surrounding neighborhood is not up to this house’s level, at all, which explains a price that is so afforadable. Log in to Reply KRS says: 54 comments 03/04/2017 at 6:11 pm This was the line from the listing that floored me: 3215 E Genesee Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601 is a single family home built in 1939. The $98,235 estimated value is 601.68% greater than the median listing price of $14,000 for the Saginaw High area. What’s going on in Saginaw High? Log in to Reply Carolyn says: 282 comments 03/04/2017 at 8:34 pm Sadly, Saginaw suffers the same fate as Detroit and Flint. Loss of manufacturing, loss of population, high unemployment, high crime and blight. There are a lot of people working hard to turn that around. This house would be at least a half million if it were on the other side of the state. Log in to Reply Janet says: 6 comments 03/04/2017 at 12:27 pm I thought this was an interesting house in the country in Virginia. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3988-Chestnut-Fork-Rd_Bedford_VA_24523_M59541-34451#photo60 Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 03/04/2017 at 1:03 pm Majestic Greek Revival on acreage in bucolic NE Connecticut. This place must have knocked the local people’s socks off back in the 1840s: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/51-Palmer-Rd_Hampton_CT_06247_M46065-75476 Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 715 comments 03/04/2017 at 4:12 pm My apologies if this has been posted, but this MCM by architect A. Quincy Jones in Fort Worth TX is a treat to look at, even if you don’t have the money to buy it. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4167-Charron-Ln-Fort-Worth-TX-76116/29186899_zpid/ Hard to believe it was built in 1953. The current owners apparently bought it in rough shape and restored it. Here’s some history: https://texasarchitects.org/v/article-detail/Fort-Worth-s-Historic-Fuller-House-Likely-to-Escape-Wrecking-Ball/8m/ And some more: http://historicfortworth.org/fuller-house/ Log in to Reply KRS says: 54 comments 03/04/2017 at 6:03 pm The current owners bought in 2012 for $535K and are now selling 5 years later for $1.3M. That’s quite a return on investment! Log in to Reply Maria E. says: 8 comments 03/04/2017 at 4:35 pm Davenport, IA – Beautiful woodwork in this one! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1110-W-Locust-St_Davenport_IA_52804_M78285-27223#photo2 Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2043 comments 03/04/2017 at 11:28 pm Nice find Maria. I love the woodwork as well! Log in to Reply GeoffreyPS says: 104 comments 03/05/2017 at 9:18 pm I’m trying to figure out the outline in the 5th picture. Looks like something was taped around and the tape removed the finish. I don’t think it’s body-shaped, but can’t be sure. Log in to Reply nailwhacker says: 1 comments 03/04/2017 at 10:09 pm unique Utica, NY stone house on hillside, $224,500 3 bed 1 bath, not bad taxes for NY https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38-Arlington-Rd-Utica-NY-13501/31574547_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/05/2017 at 12:57 pm Arlington Road is a neat street, within a nice neighborhood. The house next to this one, going up the hill, is also interesting – and also has a bridge leading to the garage. And the next house up from that one is also rather interesting, albeit that one is a modern (50s or 60s, maybe?) one – with no bridge (that I recall). Log in to Reply Elizabeth says: 2 comments 03/04/2017 at 10:22 pm https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6046-Nc-Highway-4-Littleton-NC-27850/2119536848_zpid/ A lot of land with this one. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/05/2017 at 8:14 am Some info in comments about this one: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/03/01/1900-classical-revival-littleton-north-carolina/ I had to turn comments off on that house. Getting too many stories from people (or maybe the same person) I don’t know if they were here just to cause trouble or had a problem with the owners or what was going on. Log in to Reply Elizabeth says: 2 comments 03/05/2017 at 8:24 am Ahh. I missed that one which is surprising as I’ve been slightly addicted to browing your site the past 3 days. Guess I’ll go catch up on the juicy details then!? Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/05/2017 at 8:22 pm I missed it too. That’s weird. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 03/05/2017 at 5:32 pm I kind of like the architecture, although I usually don’t like the old columns. Has an interesting stair case and I noticed an old rocking chair and a head and foot board to an old bed I found interesting. Log in to Reply Teri R says: 290 comments 03/04/2017 at 10:47 pm Greek Revival with beautiful columns and second story porch in Old Dauphin Way Historic District (Mobile, Alabama). Love the glass around the front door and the spiderweb oval window! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19-N-Ann-St-Mobile-AL-36604/51010427_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/05/2017 at 1:11 pm Besides the entry hall and stairway, I love the French doors with the horizontal panes of glass & the trellis patterned glazing as their transom lights. I don’t think I’ve ever before seen French doors exactly like that. And although there are things I would change about the kitchen – to brighten it up, I do like its basic layout. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/04/2017 at 11:19 pm 500 E Benton St, Windsor, MO 65360 $94,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/500-E-Benton-St_Windsor_MO_65360_M85045-13658 111 E McPherson St, Knob Noster, MO 65336 $79,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/111-E-McPherson-St_Knob-Noster_MO_65336_M87846-06897 508 W Clay Ave, Plattsburg, MO 64477 $74,900 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/508-W-Clay-Ave_Plattsburg_MO_64477_M77888-67516 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/05/2017 at 8:42 pm I like the Plattsburg house best, lots to work with there. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/04/2017 at 11:42 pm 400 W 11th St, Ellis, KS 67637 $155,000 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/400-W-11th-St_Ellis_KS_67637_M73711-12510 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/05/2017 at 8:46 pm Neat house! Even has “ruins”! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/05/2017 at 12:03 am Highly stylish, elegant, brick Italianate, on the VERY cheap, in small town Indiana needs some LOVE: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/327-W-Front-St-Cambridge-City-IN-47327/85766938_zpid/ In 2013 looking charming as can be; https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_h/IS9t87titvh7qo1000000000.jpg https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_c/IS99p2hcjg0s151000000000.jpg Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/05/2017 at 8:48 pm Sure looked better in the summer and with the bushes. Needs some love but really cool! Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 03/06/2017 at 10:44 am Jeff, The Cambridge City house is a real bargain; however, there are some things to consider to account for the low price. First is location…Cambridge is near Richmond, IN east of Indianapolis going towards Dayton, Ohio. Both Richmond and Dayton are bargain central for old houses so regionally, there is downward pressure on housing prices especially for those needing work. Note that it previously sold for $9k so its now twice as much although still incredibly bargain priced. (you couldn’t buy the materials alone for this price) Depending on the level of intactness inside, this house could be a real sleeper with potential to be much more. In streetview, the neighborhood looks stable, a similar brick Italianate style house is at the end of the block and appears to be well cared for. The 1830 date is way off; 1870 would be much closer to what is seen outside. I’m amazed to see original exterior shutters. Some of the door casing trim in the one photo looks to be from c. 1900 so one would need to see what the interior looks like. An extant fine walnut curving staircase with a robust Italianate style newel post would make this one a true old house bargain. Off-street parking must be available in the back as I noticed a paved alley in streeview. All in all, this could be transformed into someone’s Old House Dream. The local economy however, must be taken into consideration. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/06/2017 at 1:34 pm John, I’ve been to C.C. and it’s a really cute, clean little town. I’m sure the currents are trying to flip it for a profit, but one could probably get it for $15K, so yeah – still a bargain. It looks like it’s been a little beaten up in the past few years; but like you said, still much original detail seems to be there. Sure wish “Scotty” could “beam it up” and over here for me to have at. 🙂 Log in to Reply maplehill says: 10 comments 03/05/2017 at 12:25 am This week’s bargain with a wow factor. Indiana. $149K http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/224-N-Washington-St_Marion_IN_46952_M41429-69236?cid=soc_shares_ldp_fb#photo32 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/05/2017 at 9:57 am What a fantastic house at a great price!!!! I love everything about it; of course, it would be nice if the kitchen was original but I like the 50’s update just fine. I hope Kelly will put it in the regular posts this week so I can add it to my “favorites” list! 🙂 Log in to Reply Carolyn says: 282 comments 03/05/2017 at 11:13 pm I would swear this house has already been posted on this site but now I can’t find it. Am I losing my mind Kelly or was it always someone else sharing it? Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/05/2017 at 11:19 pm The Marion house? Yes, it was on the site. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/06/2017 at 1:43 pm I’ve experienced that too Carolyn. Several times I’ve nearly gone nuts thinking this or that house was SURELY on this site. Maybe Kelly could post a headstone with the address and “street view” pic when she deletes a post so those of us checking back don’t go nuts. Heheheh. That house has been for sale for years, and the OHD post had a wealth of additional, archived pix no longer available on the web. It’s a big, crazy house full of really great details. Log in to Reply Carolyn says: 282 comments 03/06/2017 at 6:53 pm I guess I didn’t realize houses that were still for sale were removed from the site. It is by far the coolest house ever and I’ve been searching for it for quite awhile to add to my favorites list. Thank goodness I’m not having a senior moment LOL! Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/05/2017 at 1:25 pm Wow. I’m generally no fan of dark woodwork, but… this house is very cool! Love the staircase with its skylight for the stairwell, the (cellar?) stairs’ built-in gate, most of the other various built-ins (incl. bookshelves in a library where there’s shirred fabric behind the glazing?), the white subway tiled bathrooms, the archways & repeated trellis patterned glazing… nice! Log in to Reply Teri R says: 290 comments 03/05/2017 at 4:47 pm The inside is amazing! Good bones outside and on a pretty lot! Wonderful! Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2043 comments 03/05/2017 at 11:19 pm Love the vintage bath fixtures! Log in to Reply Tim O says: 8 comments 03/05/2017 at 8:21 am Here is a little place from the early nineteenth century. 8200 Buckland Mill Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155 $189,900 | 1 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8200-Buckland-Mill-Rd_Gainesville_VA_20155_M67656-70846 Log in to Reply Sapphyre says: 1 comments 03/05/2017 at 9:38 am This house, built in 1900, was vacant for years but recently showed up for sale in my town. I hope someone buys it and gives it the love it needs. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/603-W-Huron-Ave_Vassar_MI_48768_M43480-65057#photo4 A second entry, built in 1945, also appeared online. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/150-Cherry-St_Vassar_MI_48768_M39579-02438?ex=MI596680093 (We’ve got a number of old houses and store buildings in town. It’s like living in a time capsule.) Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3322 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 03/05/2017 at 8:50 pm The bricktorian needs some lovin’ but wow, what a gorgeous exterior! Log in to Reply Brenda Kiner says: 1 comments 03/05/2017 at 12:12 pm A Link to an Historic 1865 Hotel, beautiful location overlooking the Little Loyalsock Creek https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/114738577_zpid/3000-_size/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.512546,-76.442421,41.497119,-76.478985_rect/14_zm/?view=public Log in to Reply Diane says: 68 comments 03/05/2017 at 2:54 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6-Jefferson-St_Auburn_NY_13021_M36685-33131#photo0 I have a weakness for this house and find myself looking at it frequently. Not large (by my definition), not fancy, but I find it a nice little summation of features I enjoy. I do like it. I can’t help but note the kitchen and baths aren’t shown. One might even be able to add a sleeping porch at the rear, depending upon what room(s) are at the back. I’m assuming the porch on the right-hand side toward the rear has the original style of porch columns that should also be on the main front porch as well. Log in to Reply Rosie says: 1 comments 03/05/2017 at 3:31 pm We recently bought a historic home! First project this summer is painting the exterior, updating electrical and fireplace 🙂 it’s a beautiful 1915 farmhouse, that used to own a lot of the property around it and was a prune orchard! We even still have the original pump in the basement that they used to water the orchard. Also this house somehow survived over a hundred years without someone painting all the amazing wood! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/970-Ratcliff-Dr-SE-Salem-OR-97302/53047917_zpid Log in to Reply Matt Z says: 98 comments 03/06/2017 at 9:37 am Congratulations! Beautiful Home! Keep us updated on your progress! Log in to Reply says: 66 comments 03/05/2017 at 3:32 pm This could be a gem. Grand Boulevard is also known as Bronzeville. https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/4446-S-Prairie-Ave-60653/unit-1/home/13960977 Log in to Reply JRC says: 140 comments 03/06/2017 at 6:30 am Here are some interior photos https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4446-S-Prairie-Ave-Chicago-IL-60653/3980567_zpid/ Log in to Reply Tracy says: 2 comments 03/05/2017 at 7:19 pm My childhood home is now up for sale.. so many beautiful memories made here! Will miss it very much, especially at Christmas. http://www.jeremiahnoonanhouse.ca/ Queen Anne Revival built in 1897 with SO many gorgeous and original features! It’s even been featured on ‘Canada’s Historic Places’ I sure hope someone will love it and take care of it! Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 03/06/2017 at 1:52 am It is beautiful. Are you related to the Noonan family? Log in to Reply Tracy says: 2 comments 03/06/2017 at 4:50 pm I’m not. I believe it was in the Noonan family for 3 generations, then in the early 90’s was sold outside the family. My family then bought it and moved in in 1999. Has been a very happy family home for a very long time! Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/05/2017 at 8:51 pm Something different. The mural in the baptismal is lovely: 1101 Central Ave in Horton, Horton, KS 66439 $20,000 | N/A • N/A http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1101-Central-Ave_Horton_KS_66439_M87372-67226 403 W 9th St, Maryville, MO 64468 $149,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/403-W-9th-St_Maryville_MO_64468_M87070-09421 625 W 1st St, Maryville, MO 64468 $118,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/625-W-1st-St_Maryville_MO_64468_M85684-17381 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/05/2017 at 9:14 pm 625 W 1st St, Maryville, MO 64468 $118,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/625-W-1st-St_Maryville_MO_64468_M85684-17381 700 Washington St in South of Broadway, Pekin, IL 61554 $324,900 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/700-Washington-St_Pekin_IL_61554_M81539-54681 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 625 comments 03/05/2017 at 10:45 pm Hi Cora, Every time I see your posts I smile. You have such a positive and heartwarming energy in what you write and the homes you post. Thanks for sharing of yourself. Chris Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/06/2017 at 8:04 am How nice! Thanks,ChrisICU. 🙂 Log in to Reply Matt Z says: 98 comments 03/06/2017 at 11:11 am Hambleton House, an impressive mansion in Sugar Loaf, NY that has been on and off the market for a few years now. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Silvertail-Rd-Chester-NY-10918/66501683_zpid/ Log in to Reply MW says: 841 comments 03/06/2017 at 4:01 pm Thanks for the post. A very interesting form composition. It looks a little later than the state 1804 to me, but I’m no expert, so can’t state anything for sure on that. Maybe it was added on to and heavily modified a couple decades later. The brickwork all looks fairly consistent though. Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 03/06/2017 at 1:13 pm This home looks more like a business on the outside with the long wheelchair ramp, but beautiful nonetheless https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/513-Carroll-St-Henry-IL-61537/2095584447_zpid/ Expensive, gorgeous home in Kansas with character in practically every room https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2120-Brookwood-Rd-Mission-Hills-KS-66208/75593916_zpid/ Old town mayor’s home. Very well restored with a home down the street on the OHD in 2013 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1420-Henry-St-Alton-IL-62002/4994285_zpid/ Another pricier home, but everything about this home just draws me in https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1020-Westover-Rd-Kansas-City-MO-64113/58612940_zpid/ Amazing fireplaces throughout this home and I am a sucker for a spiral staircase. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/306-N-Jefferson-Ave-Dixon-IL-61021/115688777_zpid/ Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/06/2017 at 1:59 pm The place in Dixon is pretty great despite the unnecessary, vast, addition. I agree about the iron stair; pretty cool. If you’re talking about this house in Alton, https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/10/04/1871-italianate-alton-il/ it’s one of my very favorite Italianates! Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 03/06/2017 at 2:24 pm Yes!! That is the one! It is one of my favorites as well! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11723 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 03/06/2017 at 2:43 pm I’m having company this week so posts may be scattered. If I post a share it may be a few hours before I am able to post the “thank you” comment. I finished watching all the “Restored” episodes while doing today’s searches. Wow! What an excellent show! Possibly the best American restoration show yet, OHD’ers will love it. If you’ve not seen it yet, it’s on the DIY Network (actually playing right this minute on Comcast) or you can buy to watch them from Amazon. Amazon Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 03/06/2017 at 3:28 pm Perhaps of interest to some prospective old house buyers is this MSN Money slideshow about the top 100 places where real estate prices have increased the most: (since the 2008 recession, I assume?) http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/places-where-home-prices-have-gone-up-the-most/ss-AAnb0fr?li=BBnb7Kz To my surprise, the number one spot was in Michigan so I find it difficult to extrapolate and see how it relates to local (by county) housing market health. A number of the top spots were in rust belt states but if the comparison is being made percentage-wise to what they were during the recession and today, then that increase makes sense. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/06/2017 at 6:47 pm For this price, you could make this beauty shine again on a budget. It’s in one of the sweetest little Midwestern small towns, too: 244 W Randolph, Howard, KS 67349 $35,000 | 3 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/244-W-Randolph_Howard_KS_67349_M71532-87420 Log in to Reply John Shiflet says: 5392 comments 03/07/2017 at 11:13 am Thanks for sharing, Cora. An interesting thing I discovered about this house is how they utilized a gable ornament (catalog number 2071 priced at five dollars and seventy five cents on page 246) available here from this 1900 Foster-Munger catalog: https://archive.org/stream/TheFosterMungerCo.CCA114238/The%20Foster%20Munger%20Co.%20CCA114238#page/n232/mode/1up) The builder then repurposed this gable ornament as as a porch pediment or tympanum. That was probably a less expensive method to add ornamentation to the porch without a more formal pediment such as those made from stamped metal panels. The most expensive pediment panels from the Victorian era were usually made of stamped or embossed copper. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/07/2017 at 2:28 pm Wow! They did a pretty good job making the porch look fancy. Thanks for the info John. Howard, KS is a tiny town with a few real gem old homes. Would be a wonderful place to live. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/06/2017 at 7:17 pm 716 S Crawford St, Fort Scott, KS 66701 $98,500 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/716-S-Crawford-St_Fort-Scott_KS_66701_M77705-55907 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/06/2017 at 7:23 pm Fancy! 38 Myrtle Ave, Butler, NJ 07405 $689,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/38-Myrtle-Ave_Butler_NJ_07405_M66730-65193 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/06/2017 at 8:54 pm This must have some history, it’s over 200 years old. I hope someone buys it quickly so it doesn’t deteriorate more; it appears quite liveable. I love the look of an old house in the snow: 897 Williams Rd, Hamilton, NY 13332 $28,000 | 1 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/897-Williams-Rd_Earlville_NY_13332_M37323-06561 6907 County Highway 18, Plainfield, NY 13491 $169,900 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6907-County-Highway-18_West-Winfield_NY_13491_M31364-73082 9910 Starr Hill Rd, Steuben, NY 13438 $315,000 | 6 Bed • 4 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9910-Starr-Hill-Rd_Remsen_NY_13438_M47509-90939 Log in to Reply Diane says: 68 comments 03/07/2017 at 9:42 am I’ve looked at the second one a few times on the Internet, and I am pleased that they changed the pictures to show apparently completed work on the staircase. At first, all you saw was a detail picture of one spot on the side, the balusters were broken or missing and the visible wall was a shambles. Later, I saw a picture indicating the wall had been repaired and painted and now there is a picture of the stairway with a repaired wall and the stairs appear usable although the floors appear unfinished. I had wondered how one got upstairs before and wondered about a second unseen staircase. I love the inclusion of the old photo of the home. The front exterior appears unchanged from that time (except for the fence). Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/06/2017 at 9:34 pm My favorite so far tonight. I was very surprised by the interior! Nice millwork. I really love the unique foyer-staircase design: 505 Jay St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 $29,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/505-Jay-St_Ogdensburg_NY_13669_M45088-94533 Log in to Reply Ernie says: 130 comments 03/06/2017 at 11:29 pm I found this home on the Zillow Android App and wanted to share it with you. 305 N Grape St, Medford, OR 97501 By Owner: $298,000 Beds: 2, Baths: 1.0, Sqft: 1,012 Single Family http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2131437404_zpid/ Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 03/07/2017 at 2:05 pm A few more homes I wanted to share this week: I am obsessed with the detail in this staircase https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/910-Elm-St-Hamilton-IL/115634164_zpid/ This home is much more intriguing inside then it is on the outside https://www.trulia.com/property/3258712483-1209-W-Locust-St-Davenport-IA-52804 The wood! and the fireplace!!! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2326-E-Johnson-St-Madison-WI-53704/55419023_zpid/ I wish I could have a porch like this home with the land. I could see myself sitting on the rocking chairs on a cool summer evening https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/700-Cherry-St-Gresham-NE-68367/97282198_zpid/ Currently a B&B with so much history. I just wish there were more photos https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/371-Diagonal-St-Lansing-IA-52151/81735520_zpid/ Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5611 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 03/07/2017 at 9:56 pm That is a somewhat rare pattern in Hamilton, IL. Check out the basket weave pattern in this amazing house, (you may have seen since it was re-posted last year). It’s still one of the coolest staircases I’ve ever seen: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/05/16/1886-johnstown-ny/ Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 03/08/2017 at 11:34 am I somehow missed that one! It amazes me all the detail that was once put into these staircases! Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2194 comments 03/08/2017 at 4:57 pm Wow, I think I missed this one before, cause how could I have forgotten that staircase?!? Both beautiful & unusual. Log in to Reply joe says: 733 comments 03/08/2017 at 2:06 pm At 11:13 a.m on May 7, 2017 above, John Shiflet made a reference with a link to the Foster Mungo millwork catalog from 1900. I was looking at it and I think that I found the source of the stair detail that obsesses you. Is this it? https://archive.org/stream/TheFosterMungerCo.CCA114238/The%20Foster%20Munger%20Co.%20CCA114238#page/n291/mode/1up It was sheer coincidence that John posted the catalog and I saw it immediately after looking at your Elm Street house post. What are the odds?. Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 03/09/2017 at 8:47 am WOW! Thank you for finding that! That is exactly the same pattern that I love! Log in to Reply joe says: 733 comments 03/09/2017 at 11:39 am You are welcome. It was blind luck. I had just looked at your post, then John Shiftlet’s, and started browsing the catalog, all within a few minutes of each other. I am glad that it pleases you. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/07/2017 at 7:58 pm Here’s some eye candy in Hiawatha, KS: 410 N 7th St, Hiawatha, KS 66434 $133,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/410-N-7th-St_Hiawatha_KS_66434_M83657-51430 Log in to Reply says: 5 comments 03/08/2017 at 4:17 pm This beautiful northern Wisconsin lakefront cabin is one of a kind: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7408-Clearwater-Rd-Minocqua-WI-54548/2105907512_zpid/ It sits on a private peninsula and overlooks a bay occupied by an all-girls summer camp. It’s a little piece of heaven. Log in to Reply ReginaKT says: 60 comments 03/08/2017 at 4:48 pm I just found this on the Circa website: http://circaoldhouses.com/property/a-p-pearsall-estate/ What a grand old home! 🙂 Log in to Reply Mike says: 1 comments 03/08/2017 at 8:21 pm I grew up in St Louis Missouri. There are more old wonderful homes than you can shake a stick at! Please look at the 2 I have put links to below and let me know what you think. http://www.estately.com/listings/info/1422-mississippi-ave http://www.estately.com/listings/info/5024-south-broadway Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/08/2017 at 10:18 pm Whoa Nellie. 1248 Pawlings Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460 $3,950,000 | 7 Bed • 11 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1248-Pawlings-Rd_Phoenixville_PA_19460_M47803-09544 Log in to Reply Sandy J King says: 1 comments 03/10/2017 at 1:01 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/124-Birch-St_Webb_NY_13472_M46038-97646 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2030 comments 03/10/2017 at 7:30 pm This seems like a very quaint little town. Adorable house…I have porch envy: 18128 Beaton Ave, Southampton County, VA 23827 $49,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/18128-Beaton-Ave_Boykins_VA_23827_M51003-24813 Log in to Reply Jennifer Alexander says: 2 comments 09/17/2018 at 4:39 pm Does anyone know anything about the original post? Where the house is located, etc? 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. Price, status and other details must be independently verified but please do not call the agent unless you are actively looking or interested in the property.