May 12, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion

Happy Friday! This is where you share your old house finds, articles or general chit chat. Link to real estate or newspaper sites that do not require you to register to view and make sure your link goes to the house you want to share. Just paste the link in the comment box below, no HTML codes needed. Keep the links to a maximum of 5 per post (keeps email notifications from getting marked as spam.)

I also share an old photo from the header you see above and supersize it for you. I’m fairly certain 16021 South Park Ave, South Holland, Illinois is the same home, unless there was a twin in town. A lot of changed and missing details but some remain. This home sold last year, take a look at the interior. I do not know who these folks are standing in front but maybe someone can find out. The two guys on either end of the group look like brothers, do they not? I know mustaches were popular back in the day but boy, this guy (middle row, 2nd from left) looks so similar to the guy on the far left. Click the pics for a larger view.

153 Comments on May 12, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. AvatarScott Cunningham says: 375 comments

    Here is a find from S Central PA…. Cool house, and huge detached garage

  2. AvatarScott Cunningham says: 375 comments

    The old porch and stair rails were certainly superior to what replaced them. I wonder what is in that detached window structure that is present in the B&W house, but not the color one (its almost like an oriel, but it has a foundation element). The small wrought iron fencing details on the roof were always a great touch.

    • CoraCora says: 1891 comments

      Commenting on the old header photo – The house in its current form still has some lovely features. As old house lovers, we all wish everything could be left as it was originally…but we don’t always get to peek into the past to compare the changes and lament what once was.

      I would venture to say that many of the homes we see and share here look quite different from their original form. Without old photos for comparison, we can only guess.

      I noticed on Street view that the top of the tower has been lopped off.

  3. AvatarBethany Otto says: 2656 comments

    Well it’s been “dumbed down” a lot from it’s original fanciness, but it sure does look like the same house. I just love the close-ups, thanks!

    • AvatarScott Cunningham says: 375 comments

      Even the chimney has been dumbed down!!!

      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1879 comments

        I noticed that, too! Interesting to ho-hum.

      • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1602 comments

        I noticed too. Somebody really disliked every decorative element on the place. Major makeover. I love it when people are included — always wonder what they were doing that day when somebody decided to take a picture.

        Too bad the barn is gone — it’s a beauty.

    • AvatarMW says: 725 comments

      Wow, “dumbed down” might be a gross understatement for this. If that is the same house, that is very sad to see. The house is barely a shell of its former self. I think those 2 possible brothers might have a tear in their eyes if they knew what the house looked like now.

      • AvatarBethany Otto says: 2656 comments

        On the bright side, should the owners ever wish to restore it to it’s original look, they sure have a great, detailed picture to work from!

    • Avatartim snyder says: 49 comments

      I agree that the exterior has been simplified, though in deference to the owners since the house’s construction, the cost of maintaining those details has risen significantly. Barring the current owner doing the work him or herself, the cost to rebuild that chimney alone would be about the same as a mid-sized new car. I will say, however, that the one thing that seems concerning is the lack of a gutter system in the current iteration. The lack of it will, ultimately, create foundation problems.

      All that said, despite the simplifications the structure still seems to have a dignified handsomeness.

    • AvatarEric says: 313 comments

      Your second house from 1900 is amazing. From a relatively modest exterior this place blows you away with that central rotunda, Kool house!
      thanks for sharing, Eric

    • AvatarBethany Otto says: 2656 comments

      I guess the Steinway and the dollhouse must convey if they included pictures! (first house)

      The bright yellow countertops in the second house don’t really fit with the overall elegance of the rest of the decor. Seems very 50’s or 60’s. Lovely house though.

    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1602 comments

      The 1st house is gorgeous, woodwork just stunning. I wouldn’t change anything in the cellar. It’s so redolent of history, I’d like to sit quietly there & soak it up.

      What is the purpose of the shorter piece of wood between the beams?

      The presence of some furniture must mean it’s included? I’d accept.

      • AvatarAnnaP says: 43 comments

        The cellar really sold me on the first house too!

      • AvatarScott Cunningham says: 375 comments

        You will often see small braces put between floor joists to prevent racking. Usually they are arranged in a small “X” between the joists. Rafters also have them sometimes, but not nearly as often. But, the purpose is the same.

    • SueSue says: 1175 comments
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      Anna, what wonderful homes. Although both are amazing I really want the Beech Bluff Rd house. It even has a barn!!!! It is quietly elegant.

  4. AvatarSunflower & Poppy says: 54 comments

    Here’s a chance for a preservationist to rescue from demolition an amazing 1830 Federal in North Carolina called Grape Hill

    • AvatarBethany Otto says: 2656 comments

      A treasure that needs saving!

    • AvatarMW says: 725 comments

      If they really want to save this house, they might want to think of offering someone $10K to save it instead of trying to charge them $10K to get rid of it for them. But somebody is probably thinking more parts salvage value than actually moving the house and saving it.

    • SueSue says: 1175 comments
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      1802 Cape

      Could you successfully move it in the shape it is now or would it have to be taken apart and reconstructed?

      • AvatarSunflower & Poppy says: 54 comments

        Hi Sue — I was wondering the same thing– unfortunately I’ve never actually moved a house — although I’d be interested in finding out about it — anyone out there with experience in this? I remember North Carolina Preservation Trust moved a similar house about two years ago. I do know that properly dismantling a house for a full and accurate reconstruction elsewhere is usually very expensive indeed, compared with the cost of moving the whole intact, but there are times (I guess)when it’s called for if there is no reasonable place nearby to move it to and the demolition deadline looms.

  5. AvatarJkleeb says: 156 comments
    Seattle, WA

    Great Edwardian era Tudor style home, photo 20 includes house history…

  6. AvatarJkleeb says: 156 comments
    Seattle, WA

    I am amazed so much of the interior details survive in the Grape Hill house, especially the marble pattern on the base boards and stairs.

    • AvatarSunflower & Poppy says: 54 comments

      Yes, the interior is very special! I think the exterior could also be striking once restored. Apart from the fact that the boards are falling away, the exterior probably hasn’t been painted in at least the last 50 years! I also see in the information that Preservation North Carolina provides they mention that the original front portico was fine and in the ‘Doric’ style and that there is an archive photo showing this. I’ve asked them if they could possibly send a copy of the photo so we could see. If they do send a copy of the photo mentioned I will share it here if I’m permitted.

  7. AvatarPaul Price says: 202 comments

    Looks like a Catalog home; great proportions. Warren is a last stop before into the Delta.

  8. AvatarPeg says: 61 comments

    I just discovered this Ellsworth, Maine home and am very smitten. What a gorgeous home! Check out this home at
    5beds · 5+baths
    41 North St, Ellsworth

  9. AvatarCharlesB says: 411 comments

    Two this week: a pristine 18th-century saltbox (despite a rather uncharacteristic Mourning Becomes Electra portico across the facade) on acreage in Litchfield County, CT:

    …and one of those classic Depression-era Cleveland Tudors, in very much unaltered condition, on the site of John D. Rockefeller’s estate:

    • Avatarpeeweebc says: 856 comments
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      1885 Italianate.

      I LOVE the Lancaster MA home, remember when people took such pride in their homes and craftsmanship? wow! Beautiful.

    • AvatarBethany Otto says: 2656 comments

      The first house is just perfect. What good taste has been employed in all the decorating and updates. Though the kitchen is new, it’s one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen.

    • AvatarDonald C. Carleton, Jr. says: 249 comments

      The Lancaster, MA property has a wonderful range of fireplaces. I really like the small cast-iron number near the end of the slideshow, although I wonder if that’s not a modern retrofit of a vintage pattern as that type of fireplace, common to the UK, is, I think, pretty rare in New England.

      BTW the church emblazoned on one of the decorated stair risers would appear to be Bulfinch’s First Church of Christ in Lancaster: see

  10. AvatarPeg says: 61 comments

    Another Ellsworth, Maine home. This one is a Victorian beauty that needs a more period appropriate paint job. Check out this home at
    4beds · 1+baths
    41 Church St, Ellsworth

  11. AvatarJkleeb says: 156 comments
    Seattle, WA

    This 1897 Boston house (Shingle? Colonial Revival?) seems so familiar it may have been shared before (but wasn’t in the archive). I appreciate the realtor including the floor plans…

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The entry hall is sublime. Good luck heating that sucker; though you’d be half way there by firing up the outstanding coal range. Nice. Thanks’

    • AvatarScott cunningham says: 375 comments

      Great house!!!!!

      I can only imagine what all that wood looked like before someone got busy with the paint brush…..grrrrrrrrr

  12. Avatarlara jane says: 572 comments

    I love this and want it. But I’m a bit short on funds. And kinda afraid of mudslides (in nature, in bars they’re great).

    The place has a scandalous history as the place of death (possible murder) of a 1920s/30s starlet, Thelma Todd.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Little sea castle for sure. It’s a lot of look – heheheh. Now THAT is a catenary fireplace – damn! The carriage house is the coolest bit imo; and you’d sure have buns of steel in no time up and down with THAT schlep! Thanks’ LJ

    • AvatarCarolyn says: 259 comments

      I had to Google Thelma Todd. What an intriguing story. The house is fabulous! I’d take it even with the history.

    • AvatarCory Stumeier says: 16 comments

      O.M.G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

    • AvatarJJ says: 101 comments

      What an incredible home, and such history. It makes me so sad (mad, etc) that for this price, in this area, it will not likely remain intact. If it’s not a teardown, it will likely be gutted and remuddled to within an inch of its life unless I win the lottery, then we’re good. I do hope someone with a love and respect for history, architecture and beautiful ocean views will buy this and love it as it is.

    • SueSue says: 1175 comments
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      Lara, this is fantastic. The more theatrical a home the happier I am. What a honor to bring it back to life. Great share.

    • AvatarScott cunningham says: 375 comments

      Ok, this place is amazing!!!!!

  13. AvatarKevin says: 34 comments

    I believe that the house you found may indeed be a twin. There would have been a lot of effort not only to remove the bay and foundation from the side, but the arrangement of the windows was reconfigured also? Another slight variance, if you notice the gable ornaments are almost the same, but there’s enough of a difference to realize that they are a somewhat different pattern…..or so it appears to me.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10321 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I noticed that too, the gable ornaments. But then I was thinking maybe heavy paint has covered up some of the pattern and other pieces were lost? Maybe there was a reason the side windows were so changed including the placement of the upper windows. We’ve seen massive changes to Victorian era homes before that left us scratching our heads.

      • Avatarjoe says: 633 comments

        I find myself agreeing with Kevin. If you go to street view, turn to face the other side of the street and go to the right, there is a house, 15962 South Park, which is similar enough to 16012 S Park without the tower, that it appears to me that someone in that town was building variants of the same main design. No disrespect, but Kelly, you have 16012 as 1601 in your note above. I commend you on finding any house with that look. There always seems to be someone on this link who lives to has lived in most towns mentioned. Maybe one of them knows where the original is or has some history.

    • Eric UnhingedEric Unhinged says: 543 comments

      I’m also inclined to think that this house is a twin. The old photo shows a house next door while the modern image (and Street View) shows the house to be on a corner lot. It is not unusual to find many similar houses built by the same builder in the same town. Both are fascinating, regardless. I have never seen chevron-shaped siding before… fascinating!

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10321 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      There as a tornado that went through South Holland. I don’t know where in town it went through but if it came by here perhaps that’s a reason for the missing and reconfigured windows? In any case, it’s fun to find to see such an interest house and what this one COULD have looked like if not the same one (ornamentation wise.)

      • AvatarBethany Otto says: 2656 comments

        You have provided a great resource for the owners should they ever wish to restore the house to it’s original look a la Ross!

  14. RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Spiders are FUN! 1939 A. Harold Zook designed house on the market in Downers Grove:
    Just love his more creative houses = really fun, and always original.

    Also, If you enjoy the work of Frank LLoyd Wright, (and who doesn’t), then check out this RAD video tour of a FLLW designed private home. The videographer and his mom were invited in off the street at random for a tour – by the maid – (and allowed to film)- amazing. It’s a super rad little Frank house:
    Is this guy lucky to have such an indulgent and encouraging mom or what!?

    Happy Mother’s Day Moms! 🙂

  15. FergusFergus says: 266 comments
    1420 Perpendicular Gothic

    The loss of all that gorgeous architectural ornamentation on this week’s header image home is a great shame. I’d love to see what it looked like internally at the time when the old photo was taken.

    This week I have some interesting old homes from the UK to share: – I do believe I’ve struck gold with this Victorian terraced house in Balham, London, as it’s on the open market for the first time since it was built in 1886! There’s so many gorgeous Victorian period features including a Victorian loo! The estate agent taking the photos clearly understands the importance of period features to a house like this when it is potentially viewed by people like us. – IThe Howe/Hoo, is a Regency home built in 1825 in Halstead, Essex. It needs a lot of love but even in its decadent state its potential is very apparent. I rather like how the bathroom leads out onto the balcony above the front door/porch. You can read a local article about it here: – Built in 1912, in Merton Park, London, this Arts and Crafts style home offers a lot of potential with it interior that seems to have found itself stuck in the 1950s. – This Mock-Tudor Art Deco hybrid home offer a lot of potential in Hadley Wood, London, as it too seems to have an interior stuck in the middle of the last century. The period bathrooms are gorgeous too, although the second one has some very unusual tiling that might not be to everyone’s taste…

  16. Avatarnic says: 67 comments

    This one looks like a 1925 Tudor with limestone walls, slate roof, leaded windows, massive mantels, and 8000 sf on 3acres. But here is the catch…it was built in 2004. But still worth the look.

  17. AvatarTony D says: 75 comments

    Wowzers to the Cleveland home…bathrooms are killer..There is soo much to like with this home I don’t know where to start!

  18. AvatarShannon Barger says: 22 comments

    This lovely house is for sale in my mom’s town, always wondered if the kept it historically accurate or super modernized it. It sits right next to the historical society building and a historic log cabin and many of the houses around that block are pre-1890s. This house is 1840s

    • AvatarBethany Otto says: 2656 comments

      The black ceiling in the kitchen is a bit disconcerting–perhaps that is normal for the area? A way of controlling heat or something?

    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1602 comments

      Absolutely adorable on the outside, and the inside still has much history. I wouldn’t mind moving in there at all.

  19. AvatarAmy says: 5 comments

    Ok, this is the house my husband and I are buying- closing June 2nd. Just saw this article in Upstater which probably explains all the interest when we first made an offer.

    So much better in person! Hardwood original floors UPSTAIRS under the green shag rug. Built ins are fabulous!! 1900 farmhouse that originally had 100+ acres and is down to just two with a creek. Opposite the creek is watershed land now. Former owner was a nature enthusiast who was an herbalist and gave nature tours around the area! (Just like me!)


  20. Avatartess says: 320 comments

    Frank Lloyd Wright devotees take note. The NY Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is honoring FLW’s 150th birthday with a career retrospective. Exhibits from 1890’s through 1950’s include “a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited”. If you’re able to visit NYC between June 12th and Oct. 1st put it on your must see list.

  21. CoraCora says: 1891 comments

    Since this was a rental, I’m impressed that much of its charm is still intact:

    786 Center St,
    Tracy, MN 56175

    In this case, original photos would be helpful to reconstruct the porch. I can’t even guess what it should look like. With the door up above – it may have been a smaller portico with a railing up top? As well, something seems odd about the way the present porch connects to the tower, looking at photo #4.
    Some unmuddling to be done on the interior, but there’s alot to work with:

    100 N Cottage St,
    Exira, IA 50076

    • AvatarBethany Otto says: 2656 comments

      Both houses are pretty adorable and that second one has a ton of potential. I agree that the first house has survived rental-ism amazingly intact!

  22. AvatarMarie says: 216 comments

    Love that Cleveland Tudor. Amazing price for all of that gorgeous woodwork and tile!

  23. SueSue says: 1175 comments
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    I am still swooning over the Vicksburg, MS. mansion that Kelly posted. I decided to see what other treasures the town has to offer. The town did not disappoint. It’s a treasure trove of old Southern historic homes.

    This is the George Washington Ball Home which was saved in 2004 by Betty Bullard who is active in Vicksburg’s historical society and preservation efforts. It was fully restored and listed on the National Historic Registry in 2005.

    The property deed shows a distant cousin of our first president, George Washington Ball, built the Federal style house in 1822. It is post and beam construction and withstood the tornado of 1953.

    A 1877 Italianate listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey. Its called “Floweree” and it’s very beautiful and expensive.

    This is called the Stigleman Home. It was built in 1840 has been completely renovated. Listed on The National Register of Historic Places and original building permit is on file with the Library of Congress. Seems as if the owner really wants to sell this beauty. Will include furnishings with the right offer and willing to do owner financing.

    1848 Carriage House from the Lonewood Plantation. Nicely renovated. On a very pretty lot.

  24. SueSue says: 1175 comments
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    1802 Cape

    I cannot find any pictures if the inside of this house but the description makes it sound gorgeous. Why wouldn’t you take pictures of the inside of this home? I found out about Colonel Floweree but nothing about this house. Anyone game to give it a try? So curious!

  25. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    Since there have been several homes from Vicksburg I thought I would include this one. This is a beautiful home inside and out. It’s been a bed and breakfast and can be bought furnished. It has views of the river. It’s been on the market forever.

  26. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    I’m stuck on Mississippi today and here’s another big Victorian. The best thing with this big house is that it’s an hour from the French Quarter.

  27. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    This home in Columbia MS makes me think it’s owned by an artiest or an art collector, it’s full.

  28. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    What a nice clean bungalow. It looks like Grandma took very good care of her home.

  29. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    Here’s another beauty that’s on the way to New Orleans. I’m looking to buy a home in a small town in Mississippi that’s relatively close to Nola so that’s why i’m showing you all what i’m viewing. A weekend house to get away from the armpit called Houston. This city is low, flat, with high humidity, temperatures, and low breezes.

  30. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    Crappy pics but so much house and land for so cheap. This house could be a beauty!

  31. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    This old plantation is good and so well worth the bargain basement price. It’s close to Nola too.

  32. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    This gothic/italianate/greek rivival antebellum has climbed near the top of my list. It’s still within 1.5 hours of Nola. Let alone this is an awesome country home with room for a pool and pony, lol.

    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1602 comments

      That would be at the top of my list too, Eric. What a charming mix of styles & periods. Somehow it all comes together as a cheering whole. And you channeled Hyacinth, didn’t you? She would definitely be envious.

  33. Avatarpeeweebc says: 856 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    This is around the corner from us. I’ve always admired it, the big cedar shake? house next to it is our neighbor.
    Ionia Mi.

  34. AvatarEric says: 313 comments

    This home for me gives the feel of a home on Esplanade Ave in Nola built around 1920.

    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1602 comments

      The first house, wow! THE quintessential summer home! It’s perfect, even has 2, count ’em, 2 sleeping porches. Every inch of it is what I’d want if I could conjure up a place for the summer. Thanks for sharing it!

  35. AvatarChrisICU says: 555 comments

    Yes, it’s a great house and because it’s in Bronxville NY it’s going to be expensive. Unfortunately they don’t like to show off the kitchens or bathrooms. But they do have the best color coordinated pet I’ve seen in an old house!

  36. AvatarChrisICU says: 555 comments

    Note: this is not a house for sale, but an idea for an old house vacation. We all need one of those once in a while1 Back when I was but a wee kid I saw an article about this place. The Landmark Trust in UK owns several historic houses and rents them out. As I plan my vacation for next year I’m thinking about touring around the UK and staying in old houses and canal barges and traveling by train. In my early stages, but the pineapple is on top of my list.

    The National Trust site is great and talks about all the local historic houses to visit in the area.

    Seems that the owner of this place was governor of Virginia when the American Revolution began. He was sent back home to Scotland and had the pineapple put on top. What do you think?

  37. Oklahoma Houses By MailOklahoma Houses By Mail says: 82 comments
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    Tulsa, OK

    Craftsman bungalow and craftsman garage.
    This is an Aladdin Pomona kit home and an Aladdin Peerless garage kit. The garage is awesome!

  38. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1879 comments

    A couple of rather cool & interesting houses in the village of Clinton, NY. (Central NY, Hamilton College. Hamilton College is in Clinton, and Colgate University is in Hamilton; go figure. 😉)

    1) 1900 build date, 1700 sq. ft, gothic revival?:

    2) 1850 build date, ~4300 sq. ft, pricey:

  39. Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 311 comments

    If you don’t like Jackson, Tennessee, how about Jackson, Michigan?
    I especially like the pilasters on the tower.

  40. CoraCora says: 1891 comments

    A few random pretties:

    1002 S Washington St,
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    907 4th St,
    Fairbury, NE 68352

    This has 97 pictures of a lot of the same stuff. There are some beautiful features left though. Especially the floors in the tower:

    1032 Columbia St,
    Scranton, PA 18509

  41. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 846 comments

    This week’s old house dream from the Holy City…
    The Jonathan Badger house was likely built between 1745 and 1750 and is a good example of the Georgian style being applied to the Charleston Single House form which dominated house plans on the Charleston peninsula for 150 years. The street side elevation (narrow side) is only one room wide, hence the Single House moniker. This street side has especially nice mid-eighteenth century brick in Flemish bond with flat jack arches over the windows. The earthquake bolts would likely have been added after the quake of 1886. The interior isn’t particular original, but is what you’d expect in this price range.

  42. CoraCora says: 1891 comments

    This home has such a wonderful exterior, just some minor repairs, brush removal, and paint. I really love the look of it. You can tell it was a fine Victorian home when new (1920 seems a bit late on the build date?)

    The interior, on the other hand – some features like the fireplaces and the staircase remain, with layers of paint to remove. The rest would take some serious vision to “roll back”:

    304 E Wynnewood Ave,
    Sulphur, OK 73086

  43. CoraCora says: 1891 comments

    216 W Van Buren,
    Eureka Springs, AR 72632

  44. AvatarKTschnooks says: 56 comments

    Absolutely Gorgeous Foreclosure in Illinois

    Currently a bed and breakfast, but I would love to have this as my personal home. Bonus: Located right next to the world’s largest time capsule!

    This home has been so well cared for, I hope the next owner takes as much pride in this home as the current owners.

    I love when the realtor puts little facts in the description like how this home used to be used as a small town doctor’s office

    This house is just all around beautiful and needs an owner to help make the beauty come to life again.

  45. Avatarhcatwoodcock says: 42 comments

    How about this one?? A whole lot of house for not so much money. Would love to get my hands on it!

  46. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 29 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    This house is actually endangered. It is in Danby, VT and was built by Vermont’s first millionaire. It is on Main Street in the center of town. The City council doesn’t know what to do with the property. The town really wants someone to buy it, and restore it, and possibly use it for community activities or a bed and breakfast. They are listing it for a certain time, and if no one buys it, it will be bulldozed. Here is the link:
    Here is a link to the home on Trulia:
    The price has been drastically reduced and I do believe the local townspeople are willing to donate their time and materials if someone buys it. Also, they have grants available. Make sure to click on the links on the right side of the government page with the tax information. There used to be a lot more information on those links with the cost to fix the pool, etc. by locals at a reduced price. Enjoy!!!

    • AvatarScott Cunningham says: 375 comments

      Wow!!! What a find!! My guess is they might even be more flexible on the price to a motivated buyer. I lived in VT for 4 years and enjoyed it, but from what I’ve heard its gotten to be a high tax area since my era (the late 80’s).

    • SueSue says: 1175 comments
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      1802 Cape

      Goodness, the pictures of this house are amazing. Why is it a tear down? That would be a crime!

  47. AvatarAnna P says: 25 comments

    I am SUPER curious about the two styles in this house… who can help explain them to me?? If built in 1806, was the back (rustic) part original and the front (formal) part added later? Or was the rustic portion originally an out building?

  48. AvatarCL says: 1 comments

    I hope I’m not too late with this – I’ll forget by next Friday and I thought this was too cute and unique not to share. I hate snow, but this makes me want to live in a winter wonderland year round. Love all the natural stone inside, even in the shower stall!

    • SueSue says: 1175 comments
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      1802 Cape

      Oh my, this is wonderful. The stone shower stall reminds my first apartment in NYC on Jane street in the Village. I had the basement apartment and the shower looked just like that.

  49. Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 311 comments

    Big houses in Milwaukee. I can’t remember which beer it was that made Milwaukee famous, so I can’t live there myself.
    Gray brick Romanesque.
    Boarded up and no interior photos. Owner-occupant only, evidently some city program.
    Is there something horrible about the Concordia district? I don’t like the stick newels, but they could actually be original.
    You go two blocks East and you get this house at nearly ten times the price and needing the restoration finished. Funny how they got one mantelpiece that doesn’t fit the fireplace and one fireplace that has no mantelpiece at all.

  50. Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 311 comments

    Comes with two abandoned pianos, one square and one grand. This is one project I am not going to undertake.

  51. AvatarKTschnooks says: 56 comments

    I had to share this one right away! Someone please help this house out. It costs less than most used cars nowadays! Only 10k!!!!

  52. AvatarCharlesB says: 411 comments

    A Betsy Ross-style townhouse in York, PA, priced at $32,000:

    • AvatarMW says: 725 comments

      Seems likely older than just 1900, but has been extensively renovated, so a bit hard to tell if real colonial or colonial revival. But 1900 is usually just a default date for an old house they don’t know or care much about making much effort on.

      I like York as a town. Wish it had better schools though for the kids. But then if it did, houses like this wouldn’t be hoping for just $32K either.

  53. MikeMike says: 181 comments

    Won’t you be my neighbor??? A house in the next block south of us is now FSBO, and it really is a beautiful house. I don’t know the current owners, but they have obviously taken care of the restoration done a few years ago. Wonderful area, brick street, great town with lots to do, etc. Here is a link to it on Trulia, and one to a history of the house:

  54. AvatarChrisICU says: 555 comments

    Here’s a MCM that’s simple yet full of charm. Looks perfectly preserved other than new appliances. Pricy, but I’m guessing that’s because of the location.

  55. AvatarChrisICU says: 555 comments

    This one befuddles me – yet in a good way. The exterior looks very pastoral, the interior looks early Frank Lloyd Wright. And the build date is 1930? It’s very intriguing and has some charm. I think more appropriate furnishings would easily make this more marketable.

    It doesn’t mention the architect, but it’s clearly designed by one. That fireplace definitely looks Prairie. I think it should be purchased by someone who loves wood walls (like me), and who won’t mess it up. But, being in a more commercial area I’m guessing it’s fate is determined by the value of the land.

  56. AvatarPaul Tyler says: 42 comments

    Beautiful Queen Anne victorian in Decatur il. Lots of originals still intact.

  57. Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 311 comments
    Not that you’d want to live there, but this is an interesting example of the detached slice of row house you also find in Cincinnati. Note how the Mansard has been extended to meet the front bay. Also the Flemish wall gables.

  58. AvatarTarek says: 1 comments

    Hi there, just wanted to share this beautiful circa 1704 stone house in Southbury, CT. It’s called Stone House Farm and used to serve as a colonial meeting house and improvised fort. Website with all the history is here:
    and here is the listing:

    Cheers for all the wonderful posts!

  59. CoraCora says: 1891 comments

    Hard week this week, haven’t had much time to browse. Some late shares:

    This one has a couple of nice built-ins left…but mostly I’m just sharing so you all can check out that vintage yumminess in photo # 10. 😉

    833 Nebraska Ave SW,
    Huron, SD 57350

    Bargain alert – The woodwork, the etched glass, and that amazing, oval, spiderweb window…I seriously love this one:

    509 Cedar St,
    Schleswig, IA

    Nice craftsman:

    1014 Willow St,
    Harlan, IA 51537

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