March 24, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cute cottage in Beverly.
      Trrrrrippy mural in Fayetteville! Would really love to see the whole of that thing. Wild. Really interesting property all round.
      Place in Franklin with the little store is super cool!
      All worth seeing. Thanks’ again 80cool

    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1026 comments
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      1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

      Holy smoke! Your Fayetteville listing is really something. I love the blue bath with the curved wall. And that has to be Zuber wallpaper in the paneled room. Gorgeous!

    • Laurie W. says: 1759 comments

      The Fayetteville place has such an air of times past. Attractive staircase & the dining room is a treat.’

      Kearneysville is wonderfully antique — you could see its story in the additions as they came along. Its outbuildings are every bit as interesting as the house.

    • Lori says: 117 comments

      The Fayetteville house has lovely rooms and windows. The outside style is’t as appealing but the photos are not great of it. Looks like a lovely tourist town and a great opportunity for a B&B. I would love to be the decorator for the project!!

    • Teri says: 136 comments

      My state! we have some truly beautiful old homes here, and many parts of the state are good places to live with decent economies, good schools, and great communities. WV will surprise you, fellow readers!

  1. Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments

    Do you have $1 for two old houses in Berkeley, CA?
    http://sf.curbed.com/2017/3/17/14959254/two-oakland-houses-for-sale-for-1

    • JullesJulles says: 540 comments
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      How much do you think it would cost to haul them to Georgia? Those houses are so appealing. If I lived there in Oakland, I would snatch them up faster than a Coonhound can make a hushpuppy disapear.

    • MW says: 877 comments

      The red one sold just 6 mos. ago for $925K. Guess that is how much the land was worth by itself. Sell the houses for $1, make the buyers pay to move them and then save on the demo costs. Seller likely actually just trying to save $30-$50K and look good doing it.

      I don’t think anyone every has said things weren’t crazy around here lately. This kind of thing is actually pretty normal and average nowadays actually.

      Some people like to bash Oakland, but I think they don’t realize how a lot of Oakland really is.

      • Joseph Rice says: 367 comments

        I think the issue is the same as in other areas; if there is pressure to keep an old building, the owner/developer has to offer it (in most cases knowing that no one will take it). It’s a formality, not a a cost-saving (the developer would probably rather not have the delay).

    • Jenny says: 147 comments

      Great site, Bethany Otto! Thanks. After I explored the Oakland properties, I found dream places in London, NYC, and Missouri.

  2. Lindsay G says: 578 comments

    It’s getting harder and harder to find some really great old houses anymore. I wish people had more of an incentive to preserve these beauties.

    This 1904 NY home is my favorite because of the great big curved window on the staircase.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1100-Nott-St-Schenectady-NY-12308/2133480802_zpid/

    This 1932 sprawling NY mansion is a bit expensive and doesn’t seem like it should really cost that much but is still a pretty neat home.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/203-Hillair-Cir-White-Plains-NY-10605/69552819_zpid/

    An 1885 brick victorian located in Dayton OH. The exterior is nicer than the interior in my opinion.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/84-Linden-Ave-Dayton-OH-45403/35080269_zpid/

    This 1890 home in Illinois is not really a looker on the outside but I can guarantee the interior is full of some really neat characteristics!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/551-Garfield-Ave-Aurora-IL-60506/4702821_zpid/

    I am IN LOVE with this 1771 year old farmhouse! It’s a bit on the pricey side but for what you get with it, I can understand. The barn with the horse stalls and all that land, the whole layout is just too good to be true for animal lover like me. I wish I had that kind of money!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/350-S-Wawaset-Rd-West-Chester-PA-19382/2105167881_zpid/

    • Cathy F. says: 2240 comments

      I’ll take the second one – the Tudor Revival in White Plains. I was sold by the time I got to the library. Actually, I was sold at the first pic of the exterior, with the lovely landscaping!

      • Teri W says: 136 comments

        Yes! That library shot sealed it for me too. But if I can’t get this house (spoiler: I can’t unless I win the lottery), I’d love to have the green trunk in the photo right after the library. How cool would that thing be in a room that has those bright green tiles around the fireplace?

        Also I’m loving the very light aqua colored walls in one of the rooms. Such a light, pretty color. I don’t know if it’s period-authentic, but whenever I see a house on this site that has a room in that color I just love it.

    • Laurie W. says: 1759 comments

      The White Plains house is spacious & has very good light. I liked it more & more as photos came along. Price depends on the area of WP as well as its proximity to NYC. Super house!

      I completely agree with you about the PA farmhouse too. What a terrific place, livable as well as historic, not to mention its beautiful property. I’d fill it up with horses & donkeys & goats. After I took care of the yellow linoleum in the kitchen!

    • Diane says: 4 comments

      The Schenectady, NY house is gorgeous, and I wish it was mine each time I drive by it. It was for sale a number of years ago, and I actually could almost afford it then, but not the taxes. You will note they do not list the taxes anywhere.
      It is at one edge of the GE Plot which contains many beautiful homes. The house is at a busy intersection across from a hospital and I would happily move in.
      I shamelessly go to open houses when a house is for sale in the Plot.
      I always remember my mother commenting that as she and my younger brother walked by it one day (we lived miles away but walked everywhere), one woman was outside dressed elegantly but with the addition of a sun hat and garden gloves while directing the gardeners. We guessed the gloves were to indicate she was working, that is, directing the gardeners.
      Another place to look at lovely houses for sale is on Sunnyside Road in Scotia. It was also used for the GE administration years ago although there are houses from earlier centuries there, one of which makes the papers because of the finds inside whenever a new owner moves in. The biggest surprise was a solid silver multi-branch chandelier from, I think, the 1700s. I don’t believe it was later but could have been earlier. The new owners assumed it was iron until they lowered it for cleaning and discovered it was silver. It is assumed the extreme tarnish kept it from being stolen years earlier. That house is broken in to with regularity because it and its carriage house cannot be seen from the road. Scotia has a low crime rate but that house is a frequent target.
      I’ve attached several links below related to the GE Plot.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric_Realty_Plot
      http://www.gerealtyplot.com/
      http://blog.timesunion.com/realestate/house-of-the-week-ge-realty-plot-mansion/1358/ A GE Plot house for sale a few years ago.

    • Diane says: 4 comments

      The PA farmhouse is wonderful!
      I love the work and decoration of the houses in the 1800s but I do love the simplicity and elegance of the American houses from the 1700s. I would love to move into one. It seems whenever one finds a 1700s house here, unless in the Stockade area, it has been gutted and turned into a modern house.

    • Teri W says: 136 comments

      Lindsay, that Dayton house…wow. Saying the interior is just “nicer” is the understatement of the year! This looks like a mansion on the inside (my perception may be off as I’m a West Virginian who considers a home like this to be a mansion while my friends in major metro areas would disagree) and I cannot understand why it’s so cheap.

      I don’t know much about Dayton, but I’m sure it’s a larger town than my own (<30,000 people, in northern WV), and I can promise that this house in my town would sell for bare minimum 250k and probably closer to 300k. This price sneaks it in to my price range and I'm only kind of joking when I say I'll start looking for a job in Dayton tomorrow!

      So I was already in love with this place and THEN I saw the bathroom in photo 29. This is what the bathrooms in heaven must look like. My only gripe with this listing is the over-edited photos from the agent. Lay off the filters please and let the home speak. It's fabulous as is and doesn't need the adjustments to be beautiful.

  3. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    So, this week’s subject house must have been called “The Madison”? Perhaps it refers to the original family, or the town (i.e. Madison, Wisconsin) or had some connection to President Madison. The house seems to be nominally in the Queen Anne family but its large size may indicate it was a divided rental dwelling. The photo looks to be from the early 1900’s because the porch has already been enclosed and glassed in. The original shutters on the windows remain as well as the lattice work around the foundation. The bulky house form may also indicate the house was built earlier (mid-19th century or maybe even older) and towards the 1890’s Queen Anne details were added during a remodeling. The thought occurred to me it might have been an Inn or small hotel back in the day. This is a great period old house photo-thanks for sharing.

  4. Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

    Love the big glazed porch!!! They don’t make them like this any more! Great find.

  5. CocoaG says: 72 comments

    I have two this week. First one is the 1810 Mimosa Plantation in McColl, SC. It includes the main house, a caretaker’s cottage, the original washhouse, a 30×30 barn and a garage/workshop. The staircase in the main home was imported from England. Also included is almost 21 acres. All this for $649,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3122-Highway-401-E-Mc-Coll-SC-29570/2094872053_zpid/

    Second one is a 1948 English Tudor in Eden, NC. Includes a detached workshop with 2 bedroom apartment and almost 1 acre. $159,900.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1304-E-Meadow-Rd-Eden-NC-27288/70132576_zpid/

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1100 comments

      Mimosa Plantation appears to be an interesting Italianate update of a typical Pee Dee three bay plantation house. I wonder if they have records of the staircase being “imported from England” as the one in the photo looks like a typical circa 1870’s Italianate style staircase that would have been common during the time of the remodel.

    • Annabelle says: 91 comments

      The McColl house looks like Tara with extentions! I wonder how far that is from Cross SC?

  6. Rachel O'Connor says: 1 comments

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15979377_zpid

    I have this great Victorian listed in Etna, CA, that was my mother’s. I would love to see it on your site!

  7. Cathy F. says: 2240 comments

    I got semi-excited for a minute there, because the village where I grew up, in the northern Catskills, had many Victorian hotels in its heyday before a/c, and when passenger train service provided an escape from the heat of NYC summers. And The Madison sounded very much like a possible name for one of them. Turns out there was a hotel of that name, but its pic doesn’t match at all:
    http://www.dcnyhistory.org/phthemadison.html

  8. MW says: 877 comments

    Just saw this posted on the local San Francisco news website.

    http://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/The-Ultimate-Waterfront-Property-Hint-It-s-a-11026010.php#photo-12606845

    Check out #9 photo too, another house from the other day as well.

    Kelly, you’re a trend setter, driving up the internets traffic, helping set records!

  9. Kathy says: 18 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/114-W-Hewitt-Ave-Marquette-MI-49855/106478454_zpid/ A Mermaid in the ceiling decor, inlaid flooring, Old World details mixed with modern updates and kitchen.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Well that sure is a study in contradictions! Uber Vicky exterior and interior décor meets vinyl windows, – redacted = (OK, insanely inappropriate) kitchen, and (UGH!) piggly wiggly Obama bulbs sticking out of that super awesome chandelier. Weird! Thanks’ Kathy

      • Annabelle says: 91 comments

        I think I would just bite the bullet and pay for the extra electricity and put chandelier bulbs in the chandelier! I laughed and laughed at that. I love the wallpapered ceilings. I am sooo tired of blown ceilings.

  10. Ashley says: 1 comments

    This lovely old beauty in Illinois needs to be filled with people! $89,900

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/407-4th-Ave-Sterling-IL-61081/84839250_zpid/?view=public

  11. ChrisICU says: 638 comments

    Lovely period home in a nice setting. Not period furnishings, but the current owners have a nice eye for scale.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/50-Pleasant-Grove-Rd_Mechanicsburg_PA_17050_M49161-06090#photo25

  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Here are a few picks from some of the interesting houses I’ve seen in the past couple of weeks. Most are from Tucson, (with one notable exception); only one is an antique; the rest are vintage and mid-mod. Enjoy! 🙂

    Drop dead gorgeous, uber romantic, MCM high on a hill in Los Feliz has a stunning view of the LA CBD, and formerly belonged to the DIVINE Scarlett Johansson;
    https://www.trulia.com/property/533204-2651-Nottingham-Pl-Los-Angeles-CA-90027

    Some really great houses in Tucson run the season without finding buyers:

    The only actual antique of the lot has style to burn in the old barrio;
    https://www.trulia.com/property/1058478048-484-S-Convent-Ave-Tucson-AZ-85701

    Adobe style and flair in the old Ft. Lowell, w/ some great custom stoves);
    https://www.trulia.com/property/3257416859-5320-E-Fort-Lowell-Rd-Tucson-AZ-85712

    Relatively well preserved MCM in TucCC;
    https://www.trulia.com/property/3215203842-6498-E-Santa-Elena-Tucson-AZ-85715

    Fab custom MCM traditional continues to linger on the market amidst lush mesquite
    https://www.trulia.com/property/3147828125-3218-N-San-Sebastian-Tucson-AZ-85715

    Noted adobe Moderne in Sam Hughes has huge, crazy, Teddy DeGrazia mural, and FUN color for days;
    https://www.trulia.com/property/3240148164-2406-E-Hawthorne-St-Tucson-AZ-85719

    Cheers! 🙂

    • StevenFStevenF says: 187 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Boy, I love all of these. They make me want to live out west! The San Sebastián floor plan is a bit of a puzzler. It appears that the family room was added later; the interior photos seem to confirm this. The floors are different and the side walls seem to be the exterior walls of the original house. A puzzler as to why the original house would not have had a family Room?

      I’m dying to restore the exterior of the last house to its original white adobe color scheme, yet preserve the mural.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Steven, I think that’s a big reason that house won’t sell, (it’s been on and off market for years). The floor plan is QUITE unique, and I’m afraid a bit beyond the pale. The price is also too high, and refuses to come down. It was custom designed and built for a wealthy retired couple back in the early 60’s by Southern Arizona’s finest “custom” home builder, (at a time when that still really meant something). I know it’s weird, but I just love the place, especially the striking Renaissance Revival, carved marble mantle from the original owner’s grand East coast home. The center room does need some reconsideration since it doesn’t really work as much more than a kind of roundabout for traffic. Living amongst the mesquite like that is VERY special. I’m glad you liked seeing the uniqueness of vintage Tucson and I’ll keep posting them when interesting properties come up. If you’d like to see some of the ones I’ve clipped over a few years, check out this gallery:
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/regulusalpha/albums/72157626799239098
        Cheers! J

  13. David G 352 says: 7 comments

    I didn’t see this here so I thought I’d post it. She certainly needs a little love,but oh how great she’d look in a restored state.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/103-S-Washington-St_Oxford_MI_48371_M37041-28495#photo28

  14. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1026 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    This Federal beauty supports my theory that Ohio has an inordinate number of very elegant historic houses. (While it shows as “active” on Zillow, it appears that the auction has already taken place and the house sold for $100,000. If anyone can clarify whether it sold this month and is already re-listed for a higher price, please let me know. I am confused!)

    The house’s many formal features are lightened by what I consider Dorothy Draper-esque touches like the feminine stair railing — and a wonderfully “mod” take on the sun-room with glass brick.

    The pergola and massive outdoor fireplace add to the livability of the home. Wish I had seen this listing before it got snatched up.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/2095655309_zpid/0-1940_built/federal_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/59.844814,-38.188477,0.703107,-164.223633_rect/3_zm/5_p/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow. What a stunner. Probably started out as a late 19th century Italianate, with major modifications at the turn of the century, and then again in a BIG way in the 40’s. The end result is convoluted from exterior to interior, but once inside the design is cohesive and really beautiful. The stair is amazing in it’s scale and elegance. Sorry you missed it 🙁

      For those who have big love for Deco / Moderne design; check out this Hollywood Moderne stunner, (currently off mkt.);
      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7777-Firenze-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90046/20802848_zpid/

    • MW says: 877 comments

      Reminds me of one of my ancesters old houses in Pricess Anne, MD.

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/09/18/c-1785-federal-princess-anne-md/

      • Annabelle says: 91 comments

        Wow! Just gorgeous!

      • Paul Price says: 202 comments

        would it be possible to sandblast the exterior?

        • MW says: 877 comments

          It is possible, and has been done, but sandblasting paint off old brick is usually very damaging to the outer, hard surface of the brick which then allows water to get into the brick much more easily and causes further damage quickly.

          I don’t think there is an easy fast way to strip paint off old brick. Unfortunately probably the best thing to do is just to let time take it off slowly and gently, maybe with some gently hand work at times to move it along and gather up the old paint so it all doesn’t just fall into the ground. If it is lead based paint, that will cause another set of concerns obviously. But no paint is particularly healthy. So just because it may not have lead in it, doesn’t mean it is the best idea to just let fall all over the place.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Such a fabulous house. I was shocked to find out that it had burned to a crisp in the 30’s and was re-built at the same time. Just goes to show how VERY fine top-shelf, finish construction was still available at that time.

        That house is yet another great example of a place the current owners first saw on OHD. As I recall, they missed buying it the first time; saw it on OHD AGAIN a few years later and snapped it up. Amazing.

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Not sure they saw it on OHD first at all, think they were just looking into it and stumbled on the OHD site…I think. But they have a Facebook page they update every once and a while. https://www.facebook.com/beverlyofsomerset/

          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Yeah, I was pretty sure that’s where I read the story maybe a year ago or so. Went back and looked again and am pretty sure I read it right. The Farcebook post was April 2nd 2016. Maybe I’m just reading it wrong though. Don’t sell yourself short on that score. I know there have to be a significant number of folks who really have ended up in their dream homes thanks to your efforts; and that’s really something special to be proud of; especially since you’re doing so just for the love of it all! 🙂

      • Lori says: 117 comments

        Gorgeous! Love this home!!

    • Kevin O'Neill says: 153 comments

      Daughter of George.
      Most likely a “paper flipper” purchased this home via the auction and turned around and re listed it at the retail price trying to make a quick 100k. They are the worst of the worst in my book, they do nothing to the houses they purchase. I’ve dealt with them in my city and great old houses that would be excellent candidates for restoration get snatched up by them and turned at a profit with no work being done to the house. It reduces the margin for people like myself that would go in and invest money in the restoration process.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Almost – makes one wish for a down market to smack back all of those flipsters schmucks once again buzzing around these days – almost.

    • StevenFStevenF says: 187 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      That’s amazing. Definitely a Hollywood regency redo sometime in the 30s. It melds nicely with the original Italianate proportions.

    • Teri says: 136 comments

      Oh wow. Like many, I’m not always fond of this type of stairwell but it so works here. I like your description of the feminine meeting mod, but without totally changing the period feel of the home overall. This was a steal for whomever was lucky enough to grab it!

  15. SonofSyosset says: 76 comments

    Great house for sale in East Dennis, about a mile or two from Sesuit Harbor and some of the nicest beaches on Cape Cod. The house was built in 1729 in Middleborough and moved to its present location before the Civil War. As the photos show, the property has been meticulously cared for and beautifully furnished.

    View this home on Zillow:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1768-Main-St-Dennis-MA-02641/2094866890_zpid

  16. Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

    Here is an understated 1840s Greek Revival (missing its side porch)within a rural enclave of historic structures near to Cooperstown New York (home of the Baseball Hall of Fame). Interior has been stripped of the old lath and plaster walls but the window and door surrounds and the internal doors are still there. Staircase looks like it was altered later in the 19th century — but apparently several local houses of the same period of origin and of a similar style have examples of the Greek Revival newel posts. It would be interesting to see what the side porch entrance originally looked like — any ideas out there? Great price — interior could easily be put back together with new services without the trouble of stripping out walls — since that is already done! The purist would put back traditional lath and plaster walls and ceilings at tremendous cost to the bank balance, but the finished product would look pretty much the same either way — perhaps only God would know the difference! https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NY/house,apartment_duplex_type/2101157745_zpid/43_rid/0-100000_price/0-380_mp/1690-1840_built/pricea_sort/47.960502,-68.389893,37.142803,-83.155518_rect/5_zm/3_p/?

    • Paul Price says: 202 comments

      Poor kind lady….

    • JullesJulles says: 540 comments
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      Really like this house. That classic architecture is strong, simple and beautiful. I’m with you and I would love to see what the original front facade looked like. I wish they had more interior shots but what they show is just right. Those tall ceilings and gorgeous windows and trim would be striking when finished. I wouldn’t mind seeing what Bronson Pinchot would do with it. I just so wish it was in Georgia.

    • Lori says: 117 comments

      Beautiful classic house! I hope someone saves this one. Asking price seems very fair for someone to do the restoration!

    • JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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      Sunflower & P, thanks for the house in Middlefield hamlet, part of the NRHP historic district. It’s a wonderful area but there’s not much demand for rural housing away from Cooperstown. Close to the Pinney Tavern that Kelly posted last year.
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/03/03/1795-federal-cooperstown-ny/
      Here’s a streetview and some info on the hamlet:
      https://binged.it/2naQ0DS
      http://www.livingplaces.com/NY/Otsego_County/Middlefield_Town/Middlefield_Hamlet_Historic_District.html

      • Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

        Thank you Jim H — the old Pinney Tavern looks simply beautiful!! I do remember seeing that one but I hadn’t appreciated that it was so close by to cooperstown. Also very helpful is the historic district description and the Bing streetview (Google maps never got there I guess!). The Bing streetview does really show a lovely relatively unspoiled historic enclave. I guess Old House Dreamers love that sort of thing! We sure do! Have you been able to figure out what our poor small Greek Revival house is called? The red neighbouring house is something of a mirror image and retains its porch on the side! It would be great if we could find out more. I at least got the owner to put up interior photos on Zillow — I think that makes a difference. Anyway– thanks so much! Anything you can find out greatly appreciated — we are all the way over in the United Kingdom so slightly inconvenient for getting there in person — but it would be good if we could find it a dedicated new owner! Or else possibly become the owner temporarily and make sure it gets restored extremely well.

        • JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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          Thanks Sunflower. Actually I made a mistake – the house you posted is a few miles up the road from the historic district in the same township. If you zoom in on the inset of this 1868 map, you see it was the house of Dr. Nelson Beach at that time, though he bought it years after it was built, 1840ish I’d guess. I don’t see any research on it.
          http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/15717/Middlefield++Middlefield+Center++Westville++Clarksville/
          https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39454711

          A larger Greek Revival house up the street burned last year.
          https://binged.it/2o82voF
          http://www.allotsego.com/21911-2/

          • Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

            Thanks Jim. Gosh– it’s the Dr Nelson Beach House then! I see from his grave stone that he was a Freemason — always a good sign. Such a pity about the nearby house that burned. I love the church across the road rather kittie-corner — very nice. I feel like I ought to speak to the current owner again because I remember he said something about the old fellow he bought it off had been there for a long time (maybe he said since the 1930s[?]. He might have even said it had been in the same family for a few generations.If so, and there are any relations living nearby they may have old photos of the house when the porch was still there. The present owner re-roofed it apparently and stripped the internal walls down to the studs. I think he might have taken down the chimney stacks too — such a shame. It would be good to re-instate these if possible. Again, thank you so much for your help– really appreciated!

  17. ChrisICU says: 638 comments

    Charming stone cottage style. Beautifully maintained and love the double wide Dutch doors. And yes, they had to show how tall a Christmas Tree you could have there! LOL

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/25-Stoneham-Rd_Rochester_NY_14625_M35268-81370#photo25

    • MW says: 877 comments

      Maybe an excellent county fair piemaker too. Won a lot of ribbons for something.

    • Lindsay G says: 578 comments

      What a neat house! The outside stonework is amazing and i could literally go on and on about all the neat characteristics of the inside but my favorite part of the house is somewhat unconventional for this page: The ocean mural in the one bedroom is just beautiful! Someone has a lot of talent that’s for sure. I think I’d buy the home just for that! I love the ocean and ocean critters. I’m so jealous of whoever buys this home….hopefully they don’t paint over that glorious bedroom! ?

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The front elevation is – well – rather squat and – err – kinda schlumpy (imo); but the interiors, and all of the delightful custom features, are really outstanding. The double Dutch door with windows and cabinetry is super rad!

      • JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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        Squat and schlumpy. That’s what appealed to me about it – a medieval-looking exterior with no pretension of grandeur, and some interesting spaces and details inside. The walled patio area is wonderful too, and scaled just right.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          LOL. God love ya Jim! I see your perspective though, now that you mention it. That sort of very early stylistic interpretation hadn’t occurred to me. I dunno: the proportions just seem a little – “portly”; but I do prefer verticality as a rule. 🙂

  18. Redenigmab says: 1 comments

    Not usually my favorite style but this is a stunner

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/224-N-Washington-St-MARION-IN-46952/120237747_zpid

    • Lindsay G says: 578 comments

      Oh wow you weren’t kidding! I’d probably overlook this one if I saw it but the interior is remarkable! The doorway under the stairs is beautiful with the wooden criss-cross pattern. And that stained glass skylight is gorgeous! What a great find Redenigmab!

      • 80coolhome5 says: 8 comments

        That is one of the best houses I’ve seen in a while. Houses from 1855 of that size and luxury are hard to find in the Midwest.

      • Teri says: 136 comments

        I know, I think my favorite part is trying to make my mind comprehend the mostly delicate lines of the front stained glass designs against the sharp lines of the cross hatch, and as soon as I think I have it figured out the blingy chandelier comes into view…so much going on at once and it’s awesome!

    • JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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      The Aaron Swayzee House in Marion. The rear section, porticos and much of the interior detail is from about 1910.
      https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/83000124

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I can’t remember if Kelly ever said why she deleted that page. She had GOBS of pix of that house.

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          After a while the only new comments were about the town being…well, not so great but in not so nice words. Some days are “why bother” and deleting it was one of those days especially for houses that have been on the market for years and years and years.

    • Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments

      I’m crazy about this one! The front door glass is amazing as well as the stained glass skylight, and the original bathrooms, and the 50’s-era kitchen–all keepers! Love love love!

    • Lori says: 117 comments

      What a great find! I drive thru Marion frequently and have never seen this house! The inside is beautiful and some of those built-ins are just amazing! The outside looks like it needs work but the inside (except for the kitchen) is spectacular! Thanks for sharing! Quite a surprising house!

    • Teri says: 136 comments

      Man, there is visually a lot going on in this home…and it’s fantastic! I don’t know the area but what a great price for SO MUCH eye candy! I’d move in and spend months just discovering new details every day. Thanks for sharing this, I love it, in all its “hot mess” glory!

  19. Melissa Hutchison says: 2 comments

    The Flowers-McLaurin House is described as “one of the most architecturally sophisticated Craftsman-style facades in Jackson, Mississippi. The broad eaves with paired brackets, patterned window sash, and large battered piers that support the front and side porches are all hallmarks of this style.”
    The home’s current owner earned a masters degree in Historic Preservation, which included heavy emphasis upon architectural styles. Her more precise analysis of her home’s architectural heritage is as “Italian Renaissance Revival, with heavy Arts and Crafts influences.” The red tiled roof, brackets, and deep eaves speak to the Italianate influence. Elements of the Arts and Crafts style are shown in the unique muntin patterns throughout the home’s more than 60 casement windows; the “key” pattern on each of the front porch’s posts and brick piers; and the upside down key on the front room fire place mantle and exterior chimneys.

    This 113 year old home is only on its 3rd owner.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1505-N-State-St_Jackson_MS_39202_M81832-75916

    • Cathy F. says: 2240 comments

      A beautiful home!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That’s one of the very best, (excessively expensive), contemporary kitchen additions I’ve ever seen. Fits absolutely seamlessly into that house. VERY nicely done! That house is a trip! It’s really very beautiful as well as eclectic and interesting. The place just radiates good energy. Thanks’ Melissa

      • Teri says: 136 comments

        I desperately want to head down there just to chef up a meal in that kitchen. I would frivolously use counter space and appliances that I didn’t need just to do so. I’d even break the high society rules and eat said meal in one of the beautiful rooms where food and drink are likely prohibited. Just let me house sit for one day, that’s all I need…

    • Lori says: 117 comments

      Beautiful kitchen and it really fits beautifully. A real gem! Thanks for sharing!

    • Bethany Otto says: 3480 comments

      I like the first one best; what a great old girl waiting for someone to come along and fix it up and fill it with a family!

      • Agreed. However, she is priced more for her land and the fact that there are custom home building approvals already in place. So..she may either sit empty, or be torn down. I hope she finds someone who will fix her up and keep that pretty land intact.

      • Teri says: 136 comments

        As soon as I saw your description of “old girl” I started thinking “which Golden Girl does this house best fit” and I liken this to a Bea Arthur house. It has a presence, it has confidence and won’t take any crap from anyone, and it’s not frilly. It’s the strong quiet one that you might not be wowed by at first glance but that you ultimately fall in love with.

  20. doug green says: 84 comments

    Here is another overpriced California home. This house had suffered a terrible case of “seventyitis” and the current owners have worked a miracle bringing it back. Take a look at the street view, Royal is one of the nicest streets in Glendale.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1410-Royal-Blvd-Glendale-CA-91207/65243072_zpid/

    • Laurie W. says: 1759 comments

      I wish it were possible to put an easement on the interior of a house like this, so no one could ever mess with it. For what it is, in Glendale, I don’t think it’s overpriced. However it once looked, it is a stunner now. Inside and out. I want to move into the blue & pink bathroom! All of the place is beautifully of a piece. I hope Stirling Silliphant wasn’t the one who gave it “seventyitis;” he wrote some excellent screenplays, which wouldn’t be applauded now because they’re full of actual dialogue.

    • Cathy F. says: 2240 comments

      Oooh… that breakfast room w. all of its windows is so nice, and then the bathrooms. Yum!

    • DANPDX says: 80 comments

      Loving all of that great bathroom tile! Price is all about demand….

  21. Tommy Q says: 460 comments

    Ready for a terrific house? Interior is wonderful. Same family for a 100 years. Five stars on this one…

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/84216424_zpid/1800-1930_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/39.957608,-82.012178,39.944843,-82.031318_rect/15_zm/

    • Annabelle says: 91 comments

      The staircase!

    • JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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      Wonderful house in Zanesville. Seems like a bargain at $170k, but it did at $230k also!
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/10/03/1895-italian-renaissance-zanesville-oh/

    • Teri says: 136 comments

      I just drove through Zanesville today! (I go there for work, I was on my way to Lancaster and took US 22 through Maysville). I was looking at the houses through an OHD lens as best I can. I didn’t get on this street but I saw something for sale on US 60, I need to look it up for you guys.

      I live in WV but for the last five years I’ve been in Zanesville at least 100 times and I’ve wondered how viable it is to live there (based on personal circumstances of course). I sell to independent retailers so I do get a good feel for the economics of an area based on sales and how many businesses are opening/closing. I think to live and work in zanesville you have to have a secure career in a particular field that has known opportunities (healthcare professionals, for example).

      I’ll admit I’m not a fan of how Z town is laid out traffic-wise. It’s pretty messy and there is more traffic than some might assume. But from a crime perspective, I feel safer there than in some other regional towns…when I travel in that part of Ohio I always listen to the Local radio stations and hear the crime reports, and if I had to choose a place to walk around alone at night in a “lower class” neighborhood, I’d take Zanesville over most of the nearby areas any day (including Cambridge). I just wish I could go back in time and suggest better plans for infrastructure and zoning (Maple Avenue business sign overload for a hundred, Alex!). Still, not a bad drive to C-Bus or several airports (anyone considering Zanesville who travels via plane often should really look at flights out of Canton/Akron, easy in easy out airport and cheap fares).

  22. Theresa says: 41 comments

    http://sf.curbed.com/2017/3/24/15053314/mill-valley-midcentury-modern-liebermann-home
    Sorry I’m late. Even though I grew up in and still love old farm houses mid century modern has captured my interest for the simple lines and clean look it espouses. This architect was a student of Frank Loyde Wright. Obvious really.

  23. JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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    Daniel Liebermann (1930-2015) was an eccentric apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, very few of whose designs were actually built. This one in Mill Valley is pretty amazing.
    http://www.eric-mcfarland.com/861lovell
    https://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/daniel-liebermann-architect-dies-84

  24. Jbilly says: 50 comments

    I found this MCM today and it is FABULOUS! It doesn’t have the gorgeous paneling or lovely yellow kitchen like the one in Jacksonville, IL but it had only one owner and sits on Lake Michigan and looks like it should be sitting on the Ocean in California. Drool worthy.

  25. JullesJulles says: 540 comments
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    Kelly, that Tampa Florida House you had up last week, well it got a lot more photos in the listing including a very old one of what it looked like when built.
    Here is another Interesting house in Tampa, Fl.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2020-Oakwood-Ave-Tampa-FL-33605/45113080_zpid/

  26. ChrisICU says: 638 comments

    It’s rare, to me, when I find a large home to be cozy, warm, and inviting. But each room in this home makes me feel like I could curl up with a good book and read for hours. A room just for handbags seems like a bit much, but with the cost of some of them I can understand why some ladies would want one.

    I do find two things curious, though. One, the listing describes the architects signature stairway, but fails to show much of it. And, they don’t show a formal dining room. I guess the room with the delft tile is the dining room, but without dining furniture.

    http://www.koenigrubloff.com/homes-for-sale/1421-Lake-Road-Lake-Forest-IL-60045-195903015#_

  27. Megan says: 6 comments

    We are having to relocate to Florida and are hoping to find someone to purchase our renovation project. The home is located on what used to be known as Millionaire’s Row in Littleton, North Carolina just minutes from Lake Gaston. It is an open floor plan, 1890’s farm house that appears to have been converted from a victorian. We uncovered original hand done bead board ceiling and original pine floors. Also discovered hand laid porcelain tile at the hearth of the large kitchen. The home is currently 3 Bedrooms which includes a downstairs Master with fire place and original mantle. We’ve updated all the plumbing and electrical and put on a new roof just last year. Home is in the town limits of Littleton but has no ‘real’ restrictions from town ordinances. Home was built by C.G. Moore a prominent business man who ran a local general store and hid whiskey in the closet for his sister in-law. He was also the first man to bring the ‘telephone’ to Littleton, with the first telephone operator working above his store. Have a ton of pictures and would love to share. House includes additional lot for just under 2 acres in town with off street parking. We are asking just 50K as we know there is more work to be done we just don’t want it to end up abandoned.

  28. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Castle:

    12255 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA 22701
    $775,000 | 4 Bed • 4 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12255-Sperryville-Pike_Culpeper_VA_22701_M51753-12969

  29. Cora says: 2057 comments

    I would pay $$$ to see more photos of this one. Would love to know it’s history.

    21250 River Rd, Rapidan, VA 22733
    $990,000 | 3 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/21250-River-Rd_Rapidan_VA_22733_M69790-67586

  30. Cora says: 2057 comments

    The realtor took some impressive photos for this. Another one I would love to know some more history than the listing provides:

    13406 Mt Zion Church Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701
    $1,595,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/13406-Mt-Zion-Church-Rd_Culpeper_VA_22701_M67453-20675

  31. Cora says: 2057 comments

    When I look at this incredible house, I can’t even fathom the realtor’s description of “probably not salvageable.”
    I love this.

    1000 Madison Rd, Stanardsville, VA 22973
    $999,000 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1000-Madison-Rd_Stanardsville_VA_22973_M63950-98863

    • Lori says: 117 comments

      The views are gorgeous but that house definitely looks salvageable! Nothing like planting the idea in people’s minds to tear down historic houses rather than restoring them! 🙁

      • Cora says: 2057 comments

        I know right? I’ve spent a bunch of time zooming and comparing the 1800’s photo included in the listing with the current photo. So much of the exterior is unchanged and amazingly intact – I just know the inside must be a treasure of original features.

        I sure hope someone sees it’s worth.

  32. Cora says: 2057 comments

    424 Early Dr, Broadway, VA 22815
    $302,400 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/424-Early-Dr_Broadway_VA_22815_M63126-24472

    7384 Latimer Rd, Port Republic, VA 24471
    $825,000 | 6 Bed • 3 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7384-Latimer-Rd_Penn-Laird_VA_22846_M53556-73863

    263 Spruce St S, Monterey, VA 24465
    $175,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/263-Spruce-St_Monterey_VA_24465_M63388-17019

    • Teri W says: 136 comments

      Wow Cora, that Broadway home is awesome! I’m surprised there aren’t more comments on it. If it wasn’t made into its own post already, I recommend that anyone reading this thread (albeit a few weeks late, like me) should click the link and look at this place. I have to say that my favorite part is the tree in picture ten! You can just imagine that tree becoming animated and talking like in a childrens’ book. The house is pretty cool too 😉

      Looking through the pics again…that attic! And the stone basement walls! How fun it would be to own this place.

      Also I’m trying to remember how I’ve heard of Broadway VA. I’m thinking that I’ve driven near it on many trips from NC to WV or maybe when I used to go to Blacksburg from NC? Not sure, I need to look it up.

  33. Teri says: 136 comments

    I worked in Lancaster Ohio today (which has many lovely older homes) so I’m looking online for any links to share. While this one isn’t a show stopper, it does have some lovely period details and the bathroom has some degree of originality. It’s under 100k and commutable to Columbus, plus it is “in view of the mountain”. Mountain in central Ohio, you say? Yes, there is a bit of a geographical anomaly (not so anomalous when you consider the unexpected cliffs of Hocking Hills, just a short drive from here). Photo 15 is of the “mountain”. This home is in a pretty spot across from the fairgrounds and close to a lot of things.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1115-N-Columbus-St_Lancaster_OH_43130_M49001-12917#photo15

    • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

      Teri,
      Thanks for sharing. The house on N. Columbus looks better inside than the outside view suggests. I conducted an impromptu streetview tour of Lancaster, Ohio, and it is indeed a picturesque town. Here and there are some real architectural gems like this majestic Second Empire: https://goo.gl/maps/WrUsbAfY2r92 Quite a few of the town’s homes are Antebellum (Pre-Civil War) in age even going back to the Federal period when Ohio was a new state. (admitted to the Union in 1803) Unfortunately, there were few homes observed in the towered Queen Anne style which is my favorite. I’ve noticed there’s a number of historic towns with great period homes surrounding the greater Columbus area. I was impressed with the architecture on Scioto Street in Urbana, OH, but I know nothing about the town. I may explore the region more in-depth in an upcoming road trip.

      • Teri W says: 136 comments

        Hi John! I actually live in West Virginia but my work territory takes me into a good chunk of east-central Ohio. It stops on the east side of Columbus so I’m really only familiar with the outlying towns on this side of it.

        If you do make your road trip, I can recommend looking into these towns in addition to Lancaster: Granville (cute little college town, beautiful old homes of which I’ve posted here before); Heath and Newark; Logan (Hocking Hills area is gorgeous); and maybe some of the smaller towns around Buckeye Lake. The dam at the lake was failing so they’ve been doing a remediation, and it really hurt the local businesses and home values. But that might be an advantage as some of the home prices might be lower now. And the lake will eventually get back to normal. If you want to expand your travels, maybe add Nelsonville and Athens to your trip.

        PS I too really like Queen Anne, though I didn’t know it until I found this site! I lumped it all into “Victorian” (which I don’t mind either). QA isn’t too common in my WV town either.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Great kitchen! Sure hope the new owner thinks so too or it’s a goner. 🙁

  34. Cora says: 2057 comments

    This is FOR RENT. I’m so worried a careless tenant will ruin it :/

    https://wichita.craigslist.org/apa/6044682627.html

    • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

      With the rent set at $1,450 a month, its less likely to have careless tenants. The landlord can ask for references and can talk to prospective renters about the house and its historical/architectural significance. That said, few renters will care for a house as well as the homeowners will. There’s a 1903 Dutch Colonial a couple of houses down from us that has been continuously rented for almost 30 years. (the same family) They have meticulously maintained the intact house even adding their own antiques to the decor. Such folks would be ideal for the Wichita, KS, house.

  35. Teri says: 136 comments

    Okay, another one from my Lancaster trip. I didnt actually look for For Sale signs, I just went online and searched after I got back to my house in WV tonight. I pulled this one up and liked some of the details, the mantles are lovely and I like the stairwell a lot. Paint has been applied all over, but we know that can be changed. Funny thing is, when I got to one of the photos towards the end, it had a shot of the street and I realized I had sat literally right in front of this house earlier as I was visiting a business customer next door. Funny. I think this is a good deal for the proximity to Columbus and the size of the home. That street is busy but the side street is not so bad.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/435-N-High-St_Lancaster_OH_43130_M34605-89689?ex=OH597165101#photo56

  36. Teri says: 136 comments

    One more Lancaster, what a great look from the street. The description concerned me with all the talk of upgrades, but while there are many, there is a lot to like IMO. And I was glad I looked through all of the pics, because that black and white bathroom at the end, I like. A lot. Maybe not for everyone but I dig it.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/317-E-Wheeling-St_Lancaster_OH_43130_M49595-89361#photo35

  37. Teri says: 136 comments

    I’m sorry I didn’t put all these links in one post, I will try to next time. Anywho, very pretty Lancaster home with nice lot. I’m still learning my period styles, so I’m not sure, but does this appear earlier than 1900? It does to me in some ways.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/30-Hamburg-Rd-SW_Lancaster_OH_43130_M46821-68876#photo21

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Very nice inside. I would KILL for those really great urns! Wow. Thanks’ Teri

      • Teri W says: 136 comments

        I know, those urns are awesome aren’t they! I also really dig the stove in photo 11. Do you have any idea as to the build date or style? It says 1900 but it seems earlier. Maybe there weren’t records before then? But Lancaster is a pretty “old” town, I’d figure they’d have older records.

        One more question, in photo 2 you can see a little paved walkway that just stops dead in the middle of the lawn. Any idea why? Would something else have been there originally?

        Also just noticed the awesome cabinet on the right in photo 10. Not a built in but what a cool piece of antique furniture.

  38. Teri says: 136 comments

    Please humor me with one more. Would this be closer to Italianate and not 1900? Every home I’ve pulled up for this town that I’ve posted says built 1900. I’ve noticed that with homes in my town as well. I’m guessing it’s an estimate? Because this especially looks a bit older to me and the curved stairwell also might indicate that? Still pretty and on nice land regardless. Definitely an Old Home with needs but character.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3020-Clearcreek-Rd-SW_Lancaster_OH_43130_M43771-45759#photo18

    • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

      The hexagonal/octagonal Italianate style newel post and the arched hearth marble Italianate mantel indicate a c. 1880 date, plus or minus 5 years. For many old houses, realtors and tax records use a generic “1900” date but to be certain, its best to research tax and deed records as well as delve into original owner family genealogy information. Dating a house on the basis of architectural details alone is inexact at best. I’ve seen houses fairly reliably dated to around 1800 but so heavily altered and updated in more recent times to the point to where the casual observer might think they were built in the late 20th century. Time capsule type homes are comparatively rare; most homeowners update and alter their homes on a periodic basis and they were doing so well over a century ago. I recall seeing home improvement ads from the 1880’s advising homeowners of earlier Greek Revival and Federal period dwellings to remodel their home to a more stylish Italianate and Queen Anne appearance. Worst is when a true Colonial era home has been “Victorianized” late in the Victorian era losing many of its Colonial period details but such practices were not uncommon.

      • Teri W says: 136 comments

        Thank you so much for the detailed explanation, John! Now that I’ve been hanging around this site for a few months (and wonder how I survived so long without it!), I feel like I’m learning a lot about older homes in general. I always look for your comments because I know I will learn even more from you. Thank you for taking the time to give such detailed responses to so many of us here, I think I can speak for many people when I say how much we appreciate it.

  39. Cora says: 2057 comments

    This listing has several historical photos. Built in 1754, the house was already an Old House by the time the first photos were taken.

    31 Steeles Fort Loop, Raphine, VA 24472
    $995,000 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/31-Steeles-Fort-Loop_Raphine_VA_24472_M62291-82358

    • Teri W says: 136 comments

      Another great find! Cora, I think you and I have similar tastes in old homes. I am now watching for your links because I know I’ll like the house you share! I do have a question about this one. I’ve only been on this site for a few months and I’m still learning about the different styles. To me this home seems to hold a lot of the 1750s originality (from the limited indoor shots we have). Is this right? Is the interior as shown in the listing pretty accurate to that time frame? Or are there a lot of features from the other significant dates noted?

  40. Cora says: 2057 comments

    374 Finley Rd, Raphine, VA 24472
    $259,900 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/374-Finley-Rd_Raphine_VA_24472_M67721-53683

    182 Lyles Rd, Raphine, VA 24472
    $74,900 | 4 Bed • 1 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/182-Lyles-Rd_Raphine_VA_24472_M64634-20360

    39 Greenville School Rd, Greenville, VA 24440
    $67,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/39-Greenville-School-Rd_Greenville_VA_24440_M58843-25711

  41. says: 56 comments

    Has some beautiful woodwork, but also has a swim spa if that fits your fancy
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/401-Burns-St-Ida-Grove-IA-51445/113864129_zpid/

    A lot of old house lovers may hate this one, but I actually like the updates on it
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5034-Sunset-Dr-Kansas-City-MO-64112/2345787_zpid/

    I have no words for the master bedroom in this house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2809-Highcrest-Rd-Rockford-IL-61107/69387986_zpid/

    So much land attached to this amazing home!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13956-58th-St-NW-Williston-ND-58801/114508869_zpid/

    Lastly, A house in Alaska since these aren’t as common. Currently being used as a B&B
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/113-W-5th-St-Juneau-AK-99801/74505555_zpid/

    • TonimarTonimar says: 74 comments
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      KT! I love the home with the Master! I’d feel compelled to keep it until everyone had a chance to experience it! You’re so right. There aren’t words to describe it! And what a price on that huge beauty! Thank you for sharing!

  42. Cora says: 2057 comments

    29 High St, Unionville, NY 10988
    $179,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/29-High-St_Unionville_NY_10988_M44330-57390

    Beautiful ceilings. Seems much earlier than 1930:

    881 N Branch Hortonville Rd, Hortonville, NY 12745
    $299,000 | 5 Bed • 4 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/881-N-Branch-Hortonville-Rd_Hortonville_NY_12745_M41675-06767

  43. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Big and quirky! The bathrooms are fantastic:

    19 Hillcrest Drive Dr in Dickson City, Dickson City, PA 18519
    $328,900 | 4 Bed • 4 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/19-Hillcrest-Drive-Dr_Dickson-City_PA_18519_M47276-59950

  44. Shawn Cripe says: 24 comments

    Here’s a lovely Italianate for sale in Kirksville, Mo. Just beautiful!!
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/101-E-Burton-St_Kirksville_MO_63501_M78837-65498

    • JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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      Thanks Shawn! Great house with interesting history. It was in poor condition, painted cream and had lost its cupola years ago. It was bequeathed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who began the restoration and passed it on to private owners in 2007. A bunch of links with info and photos on the Wiki page:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capt._Thomas_C._Harris_House

      • Shawn Cripe says: 24 comments

        Thanks for the history, Jim! It’s amazing how far this house has come over the past several years. The paint job did it no favors at all. I found this one while on my seemingly never-ending search for a great old Victorian in Missouri and fell in love with it immediately – far, far out of my price range, though. Stunning home.

  45. Cora says: 2057 comments

    1919 Pinon St, Trinidad, CO 81082
    $705,000 | 6 Bed • 4 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1919-Pinon-St_Trinidad_CO_81082_M29034-91581

    This one sits in a row of historic cottages the city is hoping will be restored. It’s a bit of a mess. That kitchen though…

    10191 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161
    $399,000 | 2 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10191-W-River-St_Truckee_CA_96161_M22289-91475

  46. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Here is another cottage in the same row as the one above. This one is more detailed, and more expensive.

    10175 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161
    $499,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10175-W-River-St_Truckee_CA_96161_M21271-35431

  47. Cora says: 2057 comments

    This is not as old as most on this site – 1964. The architecture is unique for sure, but…the view is it’s best feature…

    22124 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
    $3,900,000 | 1 Bed • 1 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/22124-Highway-1_Jenner_CA_95450_M23865-80769

  48. AnnaP says: 43 comments

    I apologize, I know I should just wait for today’s link exchange, but my in-laws are coming over and I’m in cleaning/cooking mode and don’t know if I’ll have a chance later.

    1927 Mobile, AL 5 beds/5 baths, 7,800 sq ft
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1673-Government-St-Mobile-AL-36604/51022541_zpid/

    1855 Mobile, AL 4 bed/3 baths 3,035 sq ft
    https://www.trulia.com/property/3247213164-2150-Old-Shell-Rd-Mobile-AL-36607

    1850 Galena, IL 10 bed/9 bath 8,961 sq ft
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/125-S-Prospect-St-Galena-IL-61036/105620096_zpid/

    1852 Greek Revival Galena, IL 4 bed/3 bath 4,652 sq ft
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/600-Park-Ave-Galena-IL-61036/105621970_zpid/

    1850s Scarsdale, NY 9 bed/5 bath 5,576 sq ft
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/250-Fort-Hill-Rd-Scarsdale-NY-10583/33035062_zpid/

    1920 converted Church Reedsburg, WI 7 bed/4.5 bath 5,349 sq ft
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/121-W-Main-St-Reedsburg-WI-53959/121608459_zpid/

    1920s (former speakeasy!) Baileys Harbor, WI 4 beds/4 baths 1600 sq ft, 40 acres
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/2096666491_zpid/4-_beds/globalrelevanceex_sort/45.100972,-87.144585,45.011479,-87.268181_rect/12_zm/

  49. 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.

    http://carbondale.craigslist.org/reo/6012921703.html
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/125-Chestnut-St-Alto-Pass-IL/115748840_zpid

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