July 21, 2017 Link Exchange & Discussion – S 07/21/2017 166 Added to OHD on 7/21/17 - Last OHD Update: 1/25/20 - 166 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 166 Comments on July 21, 2017 Link Exchange & Discussion – S OHD does not represent homes on this site. Contact the agent listed for details including current price and status. Kelly, OHD says: 11864 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/21/2017 at 5:54 pm This is our first summer in our old house. Turns out the room my office is in gets blasting hot, despite an air conditioner running and a ceiling fan. Too hot today for words so here’s the link exchange early today. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4939 comments OHD Supporter 07/21/2017 at 6:22 pm I can imagine – I’m way north of you and it’s been well over 90 and humid the last few days. For those that didn’t see it, Kelly posted a renovation update to 1915 Craftsman in Idaho yesterday. It’s a nice old place and not completely ruined by any means: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1728-E-4200-N-Buhl-ID-83316/111284081_zpid/ But it would have been much better to work with the original kitchen and not paint any of the woodwork. (I also miss the old Sinclair dinosaur that was sitting on the lawn in the original listing): https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/01/14/1915-craftsman-buhl-id/ Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 892 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/21/2017 at 6:34 pm Way better update than what some person did here…my current kitchen was inspired by this one: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/09/05/1885-school-purcellville-va/ Flipping after https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12813-Harpers-Ferry-Rd-Purcellville-VA-20132/12424238_zpid/ Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1067 comments 07/21/2017 at 6:43 pm They sucked the soul right out of what was a charming stone cottage. I’m not sure what’s the worst part of the inside flip junk, but replacing real window shutters with fake ones ought to be a crime. Log in to Reply Rob says: 41 comments 07/21/2017 at 7:04 pm Well said charlestonjohn! My bias is if you want a new house, buy a new house. Log in to Reply Linda R says: 229 comments 07/22/2017 at 12:52 am God yes, Just this week on the Boulder craigslist, people are selling all the cool architectural elements from a 1911 house, showing pics of the items still in place but with comment, “Here for 106 yrs. now time to remodel” Why buy a 1911 house if you want new? Makes me want to beg them to keep all those items in the attic, so the next person can restore the house! Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1138 comments 07/22/2017 at 7:28 pm Yes, CharlestonJohn, this poor house is now in the throes of an identity crisis… Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 896 comments 07/21/2017 at 6:56 pm Something must be done to stop the home “improvement” programing on television. This flip really is criminal. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/21/2017 at 10:09 pm What is it with flippers, talk about cookie cutter jobs, all granite counter tops, the tiny glass tile back splash, and the modern fancy showers. Ugh. I’ll take the original one any ol day. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 07/22/2017 at 9:39 am Well said. Me too. That kitchen is a tragedy; they gutted & probably tossed all that good stuff — it only needed a gentle touch to be terrific. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1159 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/26/2017 at 11:13 am I am so sick of granite counters and the generic brown tile in every new bathroom. With all the materials out there to choose from why oh why does it have to be this formula? Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/22/2017 at 8:55 pm Echh! Every time I see a “teach anyone to flip” infomercial it makes my blood boil. These sleazoids teach people that the old “stuff” is valuable, and to sell it separately. There’s a special level of hell for these D-bags who encourage this sort of heartless profiteering. Log in to Reply violetsm says: 5 comments 07/23/2017 at 9:36 am Hear hear! So depressing. For one thing, it’s hard to re-incorporate salvaged stuff once it is removed from the original installation, and for another, think of all the waste of all those brand-new materials when there were perfectly serviceable old ones. I had to beg my grandmother to keep the solid wood cabinets her husband built when he built the house in the 40s. They are perfectly good looking and operational, why do people feel the need to replace what is functioning and aesthetically consistent with the house? Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/23/2017 at 1:07 pm Jeez. I hear you Violet. My aunt’s second husband has been threatening to gut my grandma’s kitchen, (my aunt’s now), that my grandpa built in the 40’s for years. It has the same, quality, SUPER SOLID, (humble) cabinetry; a rad enameled steel sink unit; 40’s Formica counters and (super cute) linoleum floor all in perfect to very good condition. I won’t get into the (perfectly stupid) things he has been allowed to do to the house (grrrrrrrr), but thank god she’s held the line on the kitchen! Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 896 comments 07/23/2017 at 4:07 pm Violetsm, you asked why people feel the need to replace things. It is because they are brainwashed by television and advertising. Truly. The message is repeated ad nauseam until it sticks. And stick it does with a surprisingly large number of people. We are outnumbered by people who can no longer differentiate between quality and junk – or substance and trends. The message is endlessly repeated in an effort to drive the economy although the cost to our present and future is both permanent and catastrophic. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 12:19 am Too right. The consumer zombies are dragging us all into “Idiocracy” with frightening speed. Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 896 comments 07/24/2017 at 12:02 pm The opening scene from “Idiocracy” sums up the situation with greater clarity than I could ever hope to articulate (2 min. and 53 seconds): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZ0ZUy7P3E Log in to Reply Rob says: 41 comments 07/21/2017 at 7:01 pm A beautiful 79 in the Pacific Northwest today. Nice summers if you can handle the winter rains. Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 391 comments 07/21/2017 at 11:46 pm My house is mostly shaded by giant oaks and maples, but one corner of the house (the SW corner) is completely exposed. From 9Am-4PM it’s in direct sun. GF plans on using the glasses in sleeping porch upstairs as her office. We are looking at Victorian style window awnings to help with the problem. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/22/2017 at 12:04 pm This black and white photo above Kelly? Beautiful!! Our house was built in 1885 and also gets too dang hot upstairs in the summer even with air conditioning. Must be something common with old wood sided homes? Lovely home! Log in to Reply dragonflyspirit14 says: 262 comments 1913 farmhouse Dillon, SC 07/25/2017 at 7:40 pm I feel you Kelly, I just moved from CT to SC last month and I cannot believe how hot it gets. I am outside for five minutes and I feel like I am dying. I just came in from outside and said to one of my dogs, I think we need to find a summer home in Maine! So I promptly went on Zillow and came across this beauty. Ohhh someone please buy this house and don’t let it get torn down! What a beauty! (The realtor obviously wasn’t on their toes because most of the photos are sideways!) Check it out. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/123-Poultney-St-Whitehall-NY-12887/32905787_zpid/?fullpage=true Log in to Reply Sue says: 1159 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/26/2017 at 11:18 am What a stunner!!!! We actually want to move from Maine to GA. You could buy our 1802 cape for a summer home *wink* Log in to Reply dragonflyspirit14 says: 262 comments 1913 farmhouse Dillon, SC 07/26/2017 at 7:00 pm lol, if only I were a rich girl…. actually I found one that I would buy if I could. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/182-Ballard-Rd-Saint-Albans-ME-04971/112691441_zpid/?fullpage=true I would recommend moving in the fall rather than late spring as I did. Makes the adjustment maybe just a tad easier. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 07/21/2017 at 6:03 pm Very large 1920’s sprawling mansion. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/170-Shonnard-Ter-Yonkers-NY-10701/32986836_zpid/ A 1938 Tudor home. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6637-Reynolds-St-Pittsburgh-PA-15206/11287088_zpid/ I wish this 1920’s Italian renaissance had more pictures! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2780-E-Overlook-Rd-Cleveland-OH-44106/33658806_zpid/ This 1898 home in Yonkers NY has an impressive stairway and entryway but the rest of the house is a bit of a disappointment. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32-Prospect-Dr-Yonkers-NY-10705/32984071_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/21/2017 at 8:50 pm I agree about the last house – its entry hall & staircase are the highlights. I was hoping for a pic taken on the landing, showing what the quarter-round pulpit looking deal looks like from the other side. Log in to Reply Gail M says: 160 comments 07/22/2017 at 9:10 am I love the decadence and opulence of the Yonkers mansion. What fun! Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1067 comments 07/22/2017 at 3:07 pm The Yonkers mansion as originally built in the early 1880s’… http://www.victoriansource.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/webassets/170ShonnardTerrace.1900.jpg Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 07/22/2017 at 10:41 pm That does make more sense. I think zillow puts the year of the last time the house was updated. 1920 must’ve been when it was last added onto or renovated or whatever. Log in to Reply Franzia Spritzer says: 15 comments 07/23/2017 at 7:44 pm That Yonkers house is fantastic, and a bit of a bargain considering it’s grandeur. For funsies I poked around zillow for houses at the same price point in my hometown (Seattle) and came away nonplussed, so I expanded my search to the whole of the US and found this glorious house in Rhode Island. The kitchen and baths have been modernized with the trendy marble everything (meh), they did well with the trim and built-ins for the most part. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/115-Nayatt-Rd-Barrington-RI-02806/82693675_zpid/ Log in to Reply Rob says: 41 comments 07/23/2017 at 8:48 pm Thank you, That is my new dream home. You can not get much in Seattle for under 2 million. I moved out of Seattle two years ago to rural Washington to be able to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a historic home. My 4k sq ft house would be around 3 million in Seattle and it was very inexpensive here. Location, location, location. Log in to Reply rubyfisher40 says: 6 comments 07/26/2017 at 1:45 pm 77 THOUSAND dollars a year in taxes!!! It’s a nice house with a million dollar view, but 77 THOUSAND dollars a year in taxes!!! But, hey, if we’re gonna dream let’s dream big right!!! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1159 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/26/2017 at 11:29 am Lindsey, The 1920’s mansion has the right amount of drama for me. My jaw dropped. I think you would make the perfect realtor for me. Everyone of those homes have the romance and drama I love so much. When I moved to Maine from CT I closed my decorating business because here in Maine romance and drama are a no no. I did get to do a bedroom here before I closed shop in a lovely old home. I painted butterflies flying across her ceiling above her bed, used vintage wallpaper and fabrics, even found door knobs with cameos on them. Sigh, I miss being able to do that. Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 07/21/2017 at 6:09 pm Hot as blazes all the way up here on the Canadian border! Here’s a 1903 Colonial Revival tour-de-force in Freeland, PA. Built as a ‘Girls’ Loyalty Club;’ became a Ukrainian Orthodox church and rectory in 1939. Priced at $30,000: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/921-Walnut-St_Freeland_PA_18224_M41248-52699#photo8 https://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ct0u/Freeland-PA-Church-crop-w.jpg https://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ct0u/sspeterpaul-orth.html Log in to Reply LindyL says: 11 comments 07/21/2017 at 6:09 pm Here is a house in NE Ohio with a lovely paint job. I admire it every time I drive into town. Chardon is a great town, despite being in the snow belt. This house is close to the square, which really is the center of town activities. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/210-S-Hambden-St-Chardon-OH-44024/34137059_zpid/ Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 07/22/2017 at 9:44 am I’d give a lot to be in snow right now — bet plenty of people would join me! Log in to Reply Flowerlady says: 81 comments 07/23/2017 at 7:46 pm Definitely!!! It’s not so much the temperatures but the humidity is turning on my inner sprinkler system from my head. LOL Log in to Reply Flowerlady says: 81 comments 07/23/2017 at 7:50 pm I love so many of the houses in Chardon and Burton. This one is gorgeous, but matching furnishing to the wallpaper is not always an easy job. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 07/21/2017 at 6:10 pm Kelly that is quite an amazing summer home you have there! My family’s summer home was built in 1843. We just got back from being up there (in Appalachia PA.) And the heat was almost unbearable. We had a local lake we could cool off in but no AC in the house itself. At night we opened the windows and had the fans on but it did little to help cool us down. I have quite a few memories of waking up in the morning to the bedsheets just STICKING to me. I felt like the first thing I wanted to do when I woke up was take a cold shower! How did they deal with the heat in the old days?! But lots of fond memories up there regardless! That home has been in our family for over 50 years. The house itself started out as an old tavern inn for weary travelers. Then it became a home for a few different families before my grandparents bought it. I often think about who else once slept in the same bedroom that I always sleep in! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 07/22/2017 at 9:49 am Lindsay, how lucky your family is! I have friends who spend summers in old-timey family houses & I envy them enormously, what fun for all. Here’s how some dealt with summer heat: My mother grew up in Nebraska, where summers were so hot, they could fry an egg on the sidewalk, kids thought it was funny. At night they took sheets off the beds, wet them down, and rolled up in them, slept outside in the back yard. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 07/22/2017 at 10:51 pm Wow that’s interesting! How did they dodge the mosquitos, lol. The mosquitos are sooo bad at night here in PA. And this summer has been the worst ever I think. My mom and I came home and we were completely covered from head to toe with bites. Also, we have coyotes and bears and other wild animals. My grandfather was scouting the 300 acres that the house sits on, one day. He had his rifle but he wasn’t hunting. He entered an area where there’s a large grove of pine trees that are so thick they blot out the sky. (Its actually one of my more favorite places on the land because the atmosphere is so different. It’s got such a mysterious feel to it.) And he swears he came within about 10 feet of a mountain lion. He said he was scared to death and fired a warning shot. The mountain lion didn’t run, it just slowly turned and walked away like it wasn’t afraid of my grandfather at all. That story always scared me. Not only are there mountain lions in the area but they might not fear people. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/21/2017 at 7:50 pm Some upstate NY houses: 1) 1905; one of the grander homes in the village of Stamford – NW edge of the Catskills with Mt. Utsayantha and Churchill Mtn. overlooking the village on its eastern side. I have never seen a built-in bookcase like this one has. I know this house, but have never been inside; didn’t realize that its decor dates back to the 70’s and prob even farther back. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13-W-End-Ave-Stamford-NY-12167/30065303_zpid/ 2) 1892, large Victorian with plenty of lovely woodwork, also in Stamford. In HS (60’s), I used to babysit for the people who lived here then. They kept the French doors to the front parlor closed – the kids were not allowed in that room, to keep it always neat & clean in case of company; no prob – there was another parlor, plus a den. A large house with 3 floors of living space. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/156-W-Main-St-Stamford-NY-12167/30065244_zpid/ 3) 1853, Clinton, NY. Central NY, has a village green & is home to Hamilton College. I bet some of you are gonna love its kitchen sink! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8064-Brimfield-St-Clinton-NY-13323/31590646_zpid/ 4) 1860 brick home, between New Hartford & Clinton, NY. Nice woodwork, 12+ acres, in the countryside but just several minutes to NH, Clinton, & Utica. Not sure if some of the ceiling lighting fixtures are original… http://www.sextonrealestate.com/-/listing/18764442/8788-Tibbitts-Rd-New-Hartford-NY-13413 Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 391 comments 07/22/2017 at 12:46 am I was on vacation in madison county NY this month and we took a drive through Oneida and Clinton etc…. some really wonderful homes there. We even did the house tour of the Oneida Historical Society Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 896 comments 07/21/2017 at 8:04 pm For the fans of big, unpretentious, farmhouses: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/85395-453rd-Ave-Rose-NE-68772/2093473167_zpid/ Like trains? A 1903 caboose conversion in the Black Hills of South Dakota: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25111-Burlington-Trail-Custer-SD-57730/126223205_zpid/ Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/23/2017 at 12:04 pm That caboose is very cool, I showed my husband and we’d love to have that up in northern Mich for the summer 🙂 The farm house could be our permanent home. Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1003 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/23/2017 at 1:42 pm Several years ago, fans of the University of South Carolina football team, the Fighting Gamecocks, were buying cabooses set up near the stadium railroad tracks. Called “cockabooses,” the train cars were outfitted for fine-feathered tailgate parties! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 12:21 am “Cockabooses”! Lol. That’s a hoot! 🙂 Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 718 comments 07/21/2017 at 8:24 pm The heat & humidity have been awful this week in Massachusetts! Looking forward to some cooler weather next week. Here’s an 1850 house with a lot of character including what looks to be a large soapstone sink in the kitchen: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/20-Smith-Ave_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M30986-53013 1885 with a cool stone porch: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo,fore,cmsn_lt/57456120_zpid/24m_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.214787,-71.246081,42.162258,-71.357661_rect/12_zm/ In the same family since it was built in 1915: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1750-Northampton-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M46209-09902 And a 1920 which I may have posted before (it looks vaguely familiar) but if so may have been taken off the market & re-listed http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/178-Madison-Ave_Holyoke_MA_01040_M48562-46255 Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/21/2017 at 11:05 pm The last, Holyoke, house… I like its entry hall & staircase, and have never seen a corner china cupboard quite like the one in this house’s DR. Log in to Reply Victorianinmymind says: 11 comments 07/22/2017 at 1:32 am I love all the lamps in the West Springfield house. I would love to get my hands on those and a few of the other furnishings. Log in to Reply BugLady says: 71 comments 07/21/2017 at 9:52 pm Hey All! Busy busy busy lately. I’ve seen a few new gorgeous, and some bizarre, homes around Ohio these last few weeks. Some have made their way onto the page here. Between the kitchen and the front window this place is just gorgeous. Love it! 1898 build. Style uncertain: Check out this home at Realtor.com $465,000 4beds · 1+baths 190 N Main St, Johnstown http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/190-N-Main-St_Johnstown_OH_43031_M42118-39420 Mid Century beauty. Waaaayyyyy out of my price range. Check out this home at Realtor.com $635,000 4beds · 2baths 263 Beechwood Dr, Granville http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/263-Beechwood-Dr_Granville_OH_43023_M42862-70879 Historic Farm. I gotta confess I’m rather confused as to what’s going on here. It looks like the brick was the original home but then someone built another home smack-against its backside? It would be perfect for me if it was just the original brick. What are your thoughts? 1820: Check out this home at Realtor.com $269,900 3beds · 1+baths 12963 Sockman Rd, Mount Vernon http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12963-Sockman-Rd_Mount-Vernon_OH_43050_M48250-64137 Log in to Reply JRC says: 147 comments 07/22/2017 at 6:44 am A floor plan for the historic farm would certainly be helpful. Seemed like a lot of building for 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath home. Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1003 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/22/2017 at 7:05 am The mid-century place in Granville gives new meaning to “tree-house”! Very cool. Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 718 comments 07/22/2017 at 1:57 pm That Johnstown house is fabulous – the entry! the windows! the built-ins! I love it all. Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 736 comments 07/22/2017 at 7:38 pm That MCM in Granville — I’ve seen it before. Probably on this site…but not sure. Anyway, the bathroom paint job is unforgettable. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/22/2017 at 10:14 pm Wow that was fun BugLady, Thanks’! House 3 probably had it’s original service ell torn down and replaced with what you noted is a decidedly newer wing in the late 70’s / early 80’s. It really is a whole separate house back there. House 1 is a real winner for sure; a quality, SOLID house with great, untouched, original details. I’m with you on the kitchen BTW. That is a quality build probably from around the mid 60’s, and there is NO reason in the world to rip it out. Color and counter change – YES, but as to design, storage space, flow, etc. = A+ My favorite bits are the RAD, oversized bay / solarium – WOW = plant heaven: and the really great BARNS! House 2 – – – I mean – NICE! That house has Van Der Rohe written all over it, and probably designed by one of his protegees. Clearly the folks selling moved in and completely re-decorated in the mid 70’s = WOW! A fascinating time capsule with regard to architecture – and interior design. Again, plant heaven! Thanks again! 🙂 I wasn’t going to mention this house, but since you treated me to such a GREAT mid-mod; what the heck. Someone out there might find this 1%er, on the lake, North shore Chicagoland, early 80’s modster as dreamy as I do: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1869-Crescent-Ct-Highland-Park-IL-60035/4905989_zpid/?fullpage=true Also: I’m in love with this, (perfect for me), great Italianate farm house with DROP DEAD FABULOUS barn – – sigh; https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/51386-Portage-Rd-South-Bend-IN-46628/77054315_zpid/?fullpage=true And: This house isn’t much to write home about but has the most curious built in featuring – drawers. Heheheh, I’m tall – buuutttt. Pretty wild; https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1201-N-850-E-Greentown-IN-46936/111828722_zpid/?fullpage=true + Here’s a real cutester to be had on the cheap in my favorite little Indiana town – Ladoga; https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/225-N-Franklin-St-Ladoga-IN-47954/85603167_zpid/?fullpage=true Cheers! 🙂 Log in to Reply shellbell67 says: 141 comments 07/25/2017 at 3:01 pm These are all great, but I’d give my firstborn for that cutie in Ladoga! hehe That’s some amazing woodwork in that little lady! Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/22/2017 at 10:23 pm The farmhouse doesn’t look right, is the ‘yellow house’ possibly not that old at all? but added on to the one that is old? Too bad there aren’t more pictures, like, how to get into the brick house from the yellow house lol ! Log in to Reply Flowerlady says: 81 comments 07/23/2017 at 8:10 pm I love the house in Johnstown. Seems like a lot of buildings on just over 1/2 an acre. If I had my kids still with me, I would love to move there. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 07/24/2017 at 11:46 am OMGoodness! I think I actually believe in love at first sight. That Johnstown Ohio house is amazing! I want it. Right now. It has everything I ever wanted in a home. The unpainted wood. The bay windows. All those built-ins! The only thing (in my list of favorites) that’s missing is a turret. But I think I could pass that up for this beauty. ???? Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 07/21/2017 at 10:53 pm If this isn’t allowed, I’m so sorry! This house is NOT FOR SALE but I just absolutely had to post it to share a picture of the fireplace. I can’t tell it it’s original or what. I just think it’s super neat. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/900-Orchard-Dr-Harrisburg-PA-17113/86477810_zpid/ And I wanted to post this house for awhile but I kept going back and forth in my head about it. The interior is nothing special. It’s just that one particular upstairs victorian-ish side window that juts out. It’s so fascinating to me! It doesn’t go at all with the rest of the house….I wonder what the story is there. I just find it so intriguing! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/133-135-Carey-Ave-Wilkes-barre-PA-18702/2097054926_zpid/ Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 391 comments 07/22/2017 at 12:55 am Fireplace didn’t do anything for me, but man! That attic has possibilities!!! Log in to Reply Joe says: 739 comments 07/22/2017 at 12:29 pm I think that what you are referring to in the fireplace is a decorative screen that fits it very well in the back, almost as if it was custom made. The angled side window looks like an angled oriel window, but its detailing makes me wonder what details are hidden under all of that vinyl. The house seems to have a large combination of roof styles. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 07/22/2017 at 11:03 pm There isn’t a screen on the fireplace that I’m talking about. It’s on pages 11, 12 and 13. It has three pictures situated in the back. They look Asian or Renaissance in style and I just think it’s so intriguing. They certainly don’t go with the rest of the home so I’m thinking they probably aren’t original at all but I’d still like to know the age of them and when they were installed. I’m assuming nobody here could tell me that though unless they lived in the house themselves and knew the history. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/23/2017 at 12:21 am Interesting fireplace Lindsay, thanks’! At first the insert / fire back seemed Asian, and likely enameled; so I clipped it and blew it up as much as possible and something very different emerged. Looks to me like a real, antique, cast iron fire back, and the scenes are in fact very large tiles with depictions of Moorish Spain. It is very likely from the Victorian Aesthetic period, 1860 to 1900, probably English, and it is quite unlike anything I’ve ever seen. As amazing and delightful as the piece is, It astounds me that it found it’s way into the this looming dullard of a house. I am also guessing that the fireplace it is installed in was designed specifically to house it as it’s dimensions are static. Once again – I’ll bet a nickel it was brought from the original owner’s previous, much older house as a much loved piece. Far out! Here is the link to the enlarged detail photo: double click the image once it loads for the large version; https://flic.kr/p/WNey2T Cheers! Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 07/23/2017 at 11:20 pm Oh thank you so much! I guess it helps to have a well-trained eye on a site like OHD. I really wanted to know why that fireplace seemed so weird and out-of-place compared to the rest of the house. The theory about the original owners possibly bringing it over from their previous house definitely makes sense! But I would’ve tried to keep such a beauty in the family and willed it to someone after my death, I think. Thanks again Rosewater!?? Log in to Reply Linda R says: 229 comments 07/22/2017 at 12:55 am So, I don’t know how to post the link, but 1315 S. 21st St. Lincoln NE is on Zillow and other sites, is a very nice prairie / craftsman with gorgeous gardens too. Yes, I am tech challenged, but what do you expect? I am an antique dealer and obsessed with old houses; my soul lives in the past. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/22/2017 at 1:10 pm When you’re on the Zillow page of the house you want to link to, copy its url – at the very top of the page, and then paste it in the comment box here. Here you go: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1315-S-21st-St-Lincoln-NE-68502/6575071_zpid/ Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/22/2017 at 10:35 pm Go up to your browser bar and left click on the browser link, it will turn blue, then right click while staying there and choose copy. Then go to oldhousedreams and post it by right clicking and choosing paste. Log in to Reply Linda R says: 229 comments 07/26/2017 at 12:15 am Thanks I’ll try Log in to Reply Flowerlady says: 81 comments 07/23/2017 at 8:28 pm Great house. Somebody did a lot of work to get those gardens looking so beautiful. I would have to take out the track lights and I am trying to figure out why the door in one of the bedrooms seems to be almost a foot in the air. I would kill myself getting in and out of the bedroom. Log in to Reply Linda R says: 229 comments 07/26/2017 at 12:17 am In the red bedroom? I’m pretty sure that is a closet door, not the entry to the room. Or perhaps to the attic or servant stairways. Log in to Reply Noelle says: 25 comments 07/22/2017 at 3:36 am 1920’s bungalow in Atlanta. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/736-Grant-St-SE-Atlanta-GA-30315/35877635_zpid/ Log in to Reply BarbF says: 34 comments 07/22/2017 at 6:05 pm That’s an easy house to love. Thanks for sharing it! Log in to Reply Fergus says: 259 comments 1420 Perpendicular Gothic 07/22/2017 at 4:03 am We’d been struggling with a heatwave over here in the UK, but it has since turned to rain instead, which is a pleasant relief, particularly for the gardens and fields! Thought I’d pop by and also share some more houses from the UK: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66730244.html -15th Century, Medlake Farm, Hittsleigh, Devon A very interesting restoration that maintains a rustic and elegant feel with the potential to do something with the interesting array of outbuildings too. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58734895.html -16th Century, Talbot Farm, Charlbruy, Oxfordshire This place is a real treasure, just look at the restoration potential the interior has! I just hope it doesn’t end up like the interior of the converted barn behind it. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65209067.html -15th Century, Little Milton, Oxfordshire The interior needs a lot of work, although I really like the red carpet on the staircase. The exterior and gardens have a lot of potential too. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58032103.html -16th Century, Bookham, Surrey There’s a lot to love about this house and its gardens that could be improved with cosmetic alterations to make it very special. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48933270.html -18th+19th Century, Bodwyn, Caeathro, North Wales I adore this house, it’s a modest Georgian home with a later, grander Victorian Gothic Revival home tacked on for good measure. It’s interior has a lot of potential and I don’t even hate the post-war extension to the rear. The surrounding landscape is stunning too! Log in to Reply Fergus says: 259 comments 1420 Perpendicular Gothic 07/22/2017 at 2:43 pm The theme in my finds this week appears to be archetypal cottages… http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63505589.html -1450, Hop Cottage, Staple, Devon The presentation of this property is amazing, it’s packed full of Medieval/Tudor period features, but they’re all presented in a way that’s fresh and modern. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48987276.html -17th Century, John Brown’s Cottage, Ablingdon, Gloucestershire If you’ve ever wanted an archetypal ‘Cotswolds Cottage’, then now’s your chance. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66534545.html -1300s Alehouse, Robertsbridge, East Sussex The external timberwork is continued throughout the property in a very charming fashion. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67012538.html -16th Century, Batley’s Farm, Chevington, Suffolk A taste of thatched bliss in a beauty old county. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60893977.html -19th Century Church, The Auld Kirk, Dunbog, Fife Church conversions are difficult to do right, but this one’s not too bad, and the surrounding landscape is very beautiful. Log in to Reply Jeanne Smith says: 66 comments 07/23/2017 at 4:25 pm Is that a lift in the yard of Hop Cottage? Log in to Reply Fergus says: 259 comments 1420 Perpendicular Gothic 07/22/2017 at 2:54 pm http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64970444.html -18th Century Georgian Baronial, Blebo House, Cupar, Fife This one’s a bit of an oddball, its exterior looks like the progeny of a nice Georgian rectory’s raunchy fling with a rustic Baronial tower house. I get the feeling Ross might like the Gothic Revival electrolier in the kitchen. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65858288.html -1690 Thatched Cottage, Lyneham, Wiltshire This place needs a bit of love. The interior photographs really demonstrate how low the ceilings are in these places, even at just over 6ft I feel like I would definitely be having to duck if I ventured inside. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67617860.html -1800 Georgian, Grey Friars, Southwell, Nottinghamshire The windows sagging in either direction on the facade really give this house character the moment you set eyes on it. It kind of looks like it’s sighing a sigh of relief, the nice interior beyond it is just a bonus! https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1289764 Log in to Reply Fergus says: 259 comments 1420 Perpendicular Gothic 07/22/2017 at 3:00 pm http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60779830.html -1890s/1900s Semi, Woolston, Hampshire This house would make for a great restoration project with a dual character. It offers High Victorian in the front and Inter-War/1930s in the back. You just have to be able to see past those awful modern windows. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49271736.html -1872 Gothic Revival, Tombae Chapel House and Church, Tombae, Moray This property offers a very interesting opportunity; a mid-Victorian Gothic Revival style Church for conversion and its accompanying Manse/Chapel House; all in a beautiful setting. Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1138 comments 07/22/2017 at 7:51 pm Well Fergus, I think I’m going to have to let go of a long held dream. I’ve wanted to come to England and find a little cottage somewhere in a village. You know, where everyone bicycles everywhere and there’s hardly any traffic? But even though every one of your links are wonderful, they are so out of our price range! Even a home that needs obvious restoration is over 600,000. pounds. Wow. I’m going to try to make myself feel better by agreeing with my friends who say those villages/places (like Mid Sommer Murders & Mrs. Marple) don’t exist anymore, LOL. Thanks for the peek at some lovely properties! Log in to Reply Dale Griffith says: 14 comments 07/24/2017 at 3:39 pm Don’t give up hope. Such small villages, built around an ancient church, where people do indeed bicycle to do daily shopping, with property at a very low price do exist; but not in Great Britain, but in France. Beautiful, stone houses, sometimes dating back to the 16/18th centuries can be purchased quite cheaply. Having lived for quite some time in such a village the benefits are much better than anything in England, simply the food comes to mind, not to mention the wine. In France the people in the villages are extremely friendly and the landscape is truly breathtaking. You might try looking under “rightmove France”; this is a British site, but even the English can no longer afford to retire in a country village in England and are looking towards France. Log in to Reply Dale Griffith says: 14 comments 07/24/2017 at 4:21 pm Thought I would include the types of properties available in France, this is an ancient house in a beautiful medieval village. The same price would not get one a place to park one’s car in Great Britain: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-67401656.html Log in to Reply Cora says: 2046 comments 07/22/2017 at 5:00 am Pretty bargain: 218 S. Union St Stafford, KS http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91285068_zpid/ Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1003 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/22/2017 at 5:22 am Speaking of heat, here in Saudi Arabia it’s 117 degrees at about noon! To be honest, it’s a lot like our summers back home in South Carolina! Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1003 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/22/2017 at 7:30 am Here’s a 1936 Art Deco home in Philadelphia. Looks like it’s had some leaking/moisture issues, but that untouched green bathroom is dynamite. Likewise the pink and black bath. And such an abundance of casement windows! https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/80952694_zpid/0-600000_price/0-2225_mp/1900-1949_built/art-deco_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.421429,-73.931122,40.040232,-77.869721_rect/8_zm/ Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 718 comments 07/22/2017 at 2:00 pm What a great house! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 12:52 am No Doubt! Love the front entrance. Great kitchen too. So great how they used, (possibly the original), red Formica counters on the contemporary structural glass cabinets; vintage hardware too! So cool. This house needs to be stabilized right away! Log in to Reply JimH says: 4939 comments OHD Supporter 07/22/2017 at 3:38 pm DaughterOG, that’s a cool Art Deco, and there aren’t many of them left! Here’s the article mentioned in Old House Interiors, with some nice photos: https://books.google.com/books?id=TzUEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA66 Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 736 comments 07/22/2017 at 7:46 pm It’s a shame how much it has deteriorated since this article in 2007. There is probably a sad story here, someone put a lot of effort into that home to restore it not all that long ago. Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1003 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/23/2017 at 12:44 pm I agree, Lancaster John. It is troubling to see a house rapidly decline. Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1003 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/23/2017 at 12:41 pm Jim, thank you so much — I had not seen that article, and it was fascinating reading about how the previous owners restored the house themselves. The pictures show that a lot of love and pride was poured into the project. By the way, how do you find complete back issues on Google Books? I enjoyed looking at the issue of Old House Interiors in the link, but I can’t figure out how you got there — unless you have a subscription? Log in to Reply JimH says: 4939 comments OHD Supporter 07/23/2017 at 10:37 pm Daughter, it popped up on a search for the architect James A. Nolen, who I’m not familiar with. For other issues of OHI, try this: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=old+house+interiors Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1138 comments 07/22/2017 at 7:58 pm How fantastic! Love this so much 🙂 I wonder if they had a floor in the basement, the fan on the ‘carpet tiles’? But the moisture effects you notice in the green bathroom must have happened over time. Still, I would definitely love to tackle this one! Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1138 comments 07/23/2017 at 6:12 pm FLOOD. Flood in the basement. Jeez…I’m certain they have a floor… :-p Log in to Reply StevenF says: 883 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 07/23/2017 at 7:12 pm This house is amazing. Alas, those Art Deco or moderne flats roofs aren’t great for moisture. I would love to restore this beauty. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 12:48 am Somebody needs to get a roof on that place STAT! One more winter of freeze thaw and – ooohh brother. Too bad. Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 896 comments 07/24/2017 at 11:53 am Oh, my. This is absolutely stunning, even in its neglected state. Every aspect of this house amazing; I do hope it gets an appreciative new owner. I would love to see archival photos of it when new and furnished! Log in to Reply JaneS says: 1 comments 07/22/2017 at 7:44 am Circa 1752 stone farmhouse in Allentown, Pa area http://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/7343-christmas-lane-washington-township-pa-18080-gid400024574069.html Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1003 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/22/2017 at 7:57 am I am utterly fixated on the breakfast nook in this handsome 1850s Ohio house: http://circaoldhouses.com/property/pristine-1854-stunner-short-drive-to-lake-erie-shores-clevelandtoledo/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/22/2017 at 1:15 pm Agreed, it is a really cute breakfast nook! Done up nicely, too. Log in to Reply EileenM says: 290 comments 07/22/2017 at 1:19 pm I love everything about this house. Log in to Reply violetsm says: 5 comments 07/23/2017 at 9:48 am My heavens! It’s adorable! Log in to Reply JimH says: 4939 comments OHD Supporter 07/23/2017 at 3:45 pm That nook and the old kitchen are great. The 1960’s kitchen built in the adjacent pantry space is just OK. 10 scattered kitchen photos in the zillow set. Looks like the whole house got a complete makeover in the early 20th C. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/95-W-Main-St-Norwalk-OH-44857/34445561_zpid/ https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISustacrjn31jy0000000000.jpg https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISmaybb8j7i7cz0000000000.jpg Log in to Reply cheryl plato says: 179 comments 07/24/2017 at 2:56 pm and that yellow bedroom is enchanting me for some reason. Gorgeous home for sure. Log in to Reply Stella says: 1 comments 07/22/2017 at 8:00 am Love the woodwork in this Pennsylvania house: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/514-Thomas-St-Stroudsburg-PA-18360/9837253_zpid/ $459,900 4 bed 3 bath 514 Thomas St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/22/2017 at 1:45 pm This is a really pretty house, and I’m usually not even into Victorians. Lovely entrance hall w. a graceful staircase! My other favorite parts are the DR and then the bedroom (pic 16) with the built-in benches & bookcase. Oh, and the breakfast area, which may not be original, but so light & inviting! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 1:05 am Cool house. Thanks’ Stella. Nice kitchen really; and just love the South facing conservatory breakfast room they added. That’s a slice of heaven on a cold winter’s day. Log in to Reply Joe says: 739 comments 07/22/2017 at 12:06 pm I have rarely posted houses. After seeing so many high end houses from cities such as Cincinnati, And having so many disparaging comments made about Baltimore on this site, I have decided to post a three houses from one of our high end neighborhoods. I am beginning with these three from the neighborhood known as Roland Park. Roland Park is an early planned suburb. It’s plan was designed by Olmstead in the early 1900’s. I have always heard that it is known as the location of the first shopping center in America. Wikipedia says that the Guiness book of world records agrees. Roland Avenue has two driving lanes and parking lane going in each direction. It is divided by a wide landscaped strip, which was originally the track of a street car line from downtown. When I was a child, my neighbor, who was born in 1926, told me that her mother was driving her to school when her car stalled while crossing the tracks, and they were hit by one of the street cars. I put this in for fun. It has no relevance to anything. Here is a link which tells the history of Roland Park’s development: – http://rolandparkhistory.org/rphistory.html. – Here is a link to an article about the shopping center, which has a not very good picture of the building: – https://baltimoreheritage.org/education/bbotw-roland-park-shopping-center/ The first house I am showing is the quintessential original Queen Anne Free Classic house that brings Roland Park to my mind: https://www.redfin.com/MD/Baltimore/5607-Roland-Ave-21210/home/11160768 The next house is a semi detached house which is right next door to the first one and much later. To me this represents what should not have been allowed in Roland Park, because it doesn’t have the “feel” of Roland Park to me. I am not saying that it is not a perfectly fine house of its era. – https://www.redfin.com/MD/Baltimore/5605-Roland-Ave-21210/home/11160766 – This last one is on St George’s Road on the west side of Roland Avenue, which has had some of the highest priced properties Baltimore City. This section of the neighborhood has much larger lots than most of the rest of Roland Park as well as in the city. – https://www.redfin.com/MD/Baltimore/1022-Saint-Georges-Rd-21210/home/11160011 – If you search google maps for this 21210 zip code, you can find a large variety of price points, although those parts which are in Roland Park are generally the highest end. Either the zip codes 21212 and 21218 will also include very nice neighborhoods and houses. These are the neighborhoods that I am most familiar with as being high end, but Baltimore has many more. Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 736 comments 07/22/2017 at 8:00 pm Joe, I for one like Baltimore a lot. Capital of the Chesapeake, it has had many of the problems of most older US cities, but it has a wonderful sense of place, great neigborhoods, and I have many fond memories of going to Oriels games back when they were in Memorial Stadium. Despite being forever consigned to being overshadowed by nearby Washington, D.C. if I were to live again in the region I would choose Baltimore. And, if you want a new internet hobby, check out the history of silversmithing in Baltimore. Sterling is no longer much in style, or even produced, but sterling from the Charm City can hold it’s own against any silver city. You can start at http://www.thestieffcompany.com/The_Stieff_Company/INTRODUCTION.html, which is only one of the several first class Baltimore silver merchants, now sadly gone. And Kelly, most of these grand old Victorian houses would have been furnished with sterling, right down to fish forks, so I’m hoping you’ll consider this a house-related post! Log in to Reply Joe says: 739 comments 07/23/2017 at 4:08 am Dear LJ, Thanks for your response. Yes, I know quite a bit about Baltimore silver. I had a brief period about ten years ago when I could afford to buy sterling and it was selling at low prices if you were willing to buy flatware with an old monogram. Many a Baltimorean prides themselves on their inherited sterling flatware, which has an old family friend or relative’s initials. My aunt had a set that my grandparents said belonged to General Douglas MacArthur. I never doubted it. I collected and gave an old set of sterling flatware to each my eight nieces and nephews back then, all but one set is S.Kirk & Sons. I assembled most of the sets through eBay, so even their monograms don’t match each other. Kirk was one of the oldest silversmiths in Baltimore and was known worldwide for its Repousse silver. Stieff Silver was formed later by one of the sons of the family of Baltimore’s venerable Steiff Piano Company. My grandparents and many of their generation considered Steiff Silver Company the upstart, but there were those who preferred Steiff. Stieff piano’s are a very good piano, but haven’t got a lot of cachet the way Steinway’s do. The piano company has been closed for many years. Kirk merged with Steiff during my lifetime and became Kirk Steiff. Although many of the Kirk silver patterns were still being made and sold by the combined company, most collectors go for pieces made before the merger with the S. Kirk & Sons mark or one of the earlier company marks. I didn’t know it at the time, but I went through school with a Kirk family grandson and know some of the Steiff family as well. The Steiffs must have had more sons, because the descendants still have the last name. Most of Baltimore’s old companies are gone, yet a lot of the families remain, proud of their heritage. The library at the Maryland Historical Society is one of the best resources for information about Baltimore. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 1:13 am Who disrespected Baltimore?! Name names! 😉 I have yet to visit, but Baltimore is high on my bucket list of travel musts. I’m a huge John Waters fan, (go figure), and simply must visit all the iconic sites! You tell me who dissed Baltimore and I’ll sick Dawn Davenport on em! 😉 https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ed/b4/5d/edb45d731ae5e0bc3a29bdb8a39161fc.jpg Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11864 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/24/2017 at 12:16 pm It’s usually the people that only passed through, glance at crime stats or never visited the cities that are complained about. There are good neighborhoods and not so great ones but people that don’t know any better lump them all together because they glance at crime stats and decide whole cities are terrible. Or even crazier reasons for saying the neighborhood/city is bad…chain link fences. 😀 Log in to Reply WhenIWintheLottery says: 71 comments 07/22/2017 at 1:24 pm If not allowed, I understand. Saw this and first thought “Why?”. Then thought about all the people who are restoring these beauties and decided to share. If tbis house is slated for demo, maybe some good stuff can be salvaged. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/123149704939705 Hope you can open the link. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/23/2017 at 7:37 pm Oh how sad is that beautiful home. 🙁 Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 718 comments 07/22/2017 at 2:27 pm Just came across this as the source of a picture of a butler’s pantry on Pinterest – not sure if it has been shared before, I think it is fantastic! 1911, very elegant Craftsman. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2541-Arlington-Rd-Cleveland-Heights-OH-44118/33660905_zpid/?view=public Log in to Reply Chris2257 says: 21 comments 07/23/2017 at 12:21 am One of my favorite houses. Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 391 comments 07/23/2017 at 8:03 pm This is one of the nicest houses I’ve ever seen on OHD. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 1:28 am Cool. Thanks’ Anne 🙂 I’m not crazy about the exterior design, but WOW what a gorgeous interior! So much amazing, unique detail. The upper stair hall looks like God’s waiting room. The quality of all of those rooms is off the charts! The only exception being that awful kitchen which, by the look of the service pantry and baths, replaced some very fine original cabinetry, tile and fixtures. What a drag. Sure hope they kept the original light fixtures they replaced with those ________ home center ______ __ ____. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 1:37 am – Ok, the baths are contemporary – but nicely done really. Eric is so right about advertising = that kitchen is just SO unnecessary. Log in to Reply BarbF says: 34 comments 07/22/2017 at 5:58 pm I did a quick search and I don’t think this has been shared yet – it’s an old gristmill in Knoxville converted to a residence. It comes with a lake, dam and stream! It’s pretty rustic and sits on 1.9 acres. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2929-Wayland-Rd_Knoxville_TN_37914_M85548-35184#photo40 Log in to Reply MW says: 857 comments 07/22/2017 at 9:35 pm Wow. I kind of wasn’t expecting too much seeing the 1st photo. But it got exiting real quickly. Besides the back being way more interesting than the front and still having the huge waterwheel, the interior is remarkably nicely done with some of the original mechanics still there. Really wonderful and charming overall. And seems very reasonably priced. Wish I had a good reason to move to Knoxville. Log in to Reply John says: 77 comments 07/22/2017 at 6:00 pm Fergus, thank you for your posts- they always let me have a look at architecture I’ll likely not get to see in person. Loved Blebo House and the Caeathro North Wales property as well. As an aside, do you know what the beautiful purple trees are called? I guess it’s my day to appreciate the people who post here, but Daughter of George, seeing William Powell in white tie and top hat always makes me smile. Thanks for the posts too. Log in to Reply Franzia Spritzer says: 15 comments 07/22/2017 at 10:00 pm Recently we saw here a reference to the Munster’s house, which sparked me to find interior shots. I found the house that was posted recently. http://lightersideofrealestate.com/real-estate-life/bizzare/replica-of-munsters-mansion I also found a blog that has screenshots from the show of every interior organized by room. I love the kitchen details, spice drawers, match holder and strike, hot water boiler, and the stove. http://munsterhouse.blogspot.com/ There’s a page there with color screenshots from the Munster movies Munster Go Home and Munster’s Revenge as well. http://munsterhouse.blogspot.com/2014/09/munster-house-color-screen-shots.html Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1138 comments 07/23/2017 at 6:19 pm A cute post! How do you suppose they had the $$ to spend on all the original things from the show? WOW. I know what it’s like to be obsessed with a show, that’s how I am with Frasier… Although I wouldn’t like to live in his condo, lol. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/23/2017 at 7:25 pm Cool, thanks! A trip back in time, many years! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11864 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/24/2017 at 12:19 pm Thanks Franzia. I remember seeing that house in a HGTV (yeah, this was YEARS ago) Halloween houses show. I think they open the home to the public once a year, or did? Log in to Reply Neness says: 47 comments 07/23/2017 at 11:03 am Lancaster John, Agree wholeheartedly that Baltimore is special. A treasure trove of architecture, it’s silver (Stieff, Kirk and the earlier silversmiths before them) has also been long appreciated by people of discriminating taste. As you no doubt know, there was never a period in history when as much flatware was used at any given meal as during the Victorian era, and each formal place setting would have as many as 8 knives and 8 forks and a compliment of spoons, but rather than saying , “..right down to the fish fork”, since we still use fish forks, I would change that to, “…right down to the marrow spoon”. Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 736 comments 07/25/2017 at 8:33 pm Neness, Wait a minute, let me put down my grape shears so I can google “marrow spoon…” Log in to Reply Calvin says: 9 comments 07/23/2017 at 12:16 pm Here’s one in my old neighborhood that hasn’t been on the market in years. No bedroom shots so I wonder how bad it is. It should stay on the market about a week! Welcome to California. http://www.grubbco.com/homes-for-sale-details/120-WILDWOOD-GDNS-PIEDMONT-CA-94611/40789977/2/ Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1003 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 07/23/2017 at 12:52 pm Well, Calvin — you both made my day and broke my heart! The Spanish beauty you shared with us is my dream-house, to a “T.” And of course, the price is the heartbreaker! But as you say, it won’t last long. Lucky Californians seem to buy multi-million-dollar properties at the drop of a sombrero! Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1138 comments 07/23/2017 at 6:25 pm I’m totally with you Daughter of George. After Tudor, this Spanish, Spanish Revival types are what I’d love to have. You would’ve appreciated the gasps and the Oh god, oh god after each photo. The tiles on the entry steps and the wrought iron—simply gorgeous. *sigh* Log in to Reply Calvin says: 9 comments 07/23/2017 at 8:11 pm Sorry to break your heart. If it helps it’s on a really busy corner and is exposed on 3 sides. Do the Google map and you’ll see it’s right at the main entrance to the neighborhood. Love your William Powell. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1770 comments 07/23/2017 at 2:18 pm This house is so 1920s California/Spanish with graceful elements & many embellishments that add to its warm personality. I can see a lot of parties held here! You’re right, a week & someone will snap it up. Frederick Reimers designed houses and commercial buildings in the area in styles from Moderne to Tudor and Spanish. This is a great example of his talent. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/23/2017 at 7:10 pm The rest of the house appears to be in pretty good shape, and the kitchen is shown, so does make one wonder how come no bedroom or bath pics. I have what may be a dumb question: The round thing on the roof with all of the tile short downspout-looking projections (pic #22)… is that another chimney, or a dovecote? Or something else entirely? Log in to Reply Kim S. says: 1 comments 07/23/2017 at 7:45 pm Calvin, what is the interesting ‘cupola’, that looks like a birdhouse, with upturned tiles? Does it serve a purpose or is it decorative? Log in to Reply Calvin says: 9 comments 07/23/2017 at 8:23 pm I would say decorative dovecote. Never saw it used, but if it was, feel sorry for the poor maid who had to clean it. Lots of these Spanish houses in town along with Tudors and Monterey Colonials. Here’s another one built for the Ghiradelli Family. Took a lot o’chocolate. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/636-Highland-Ave-Piedmont-CA-94611/24826559_zpid/ Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 1:45 am That sure is a beauty. Hope it gets to stay that way. Link wasn’t working for me. Here’s one that does: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/120-Wildwood-Gdns-Piedmont-CA-94611/24827005_zpid/?fullpage=true Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3385 comments 07/23/2017 at 5:06 pm Back from a two week trip; am I unpacking the eight pieces of luggage we used? NO, I am catching up on my missed OHD posts. “sigh” Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11864 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/24/2017 at 12:21 pm LOL Thank you Bethany. Someone just emailed me telling me how horrible I am for sending them emails everyday of my posts! Glad to know not everyone that follows OHD HATES OHD, lol. <3 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 3385 comments OHD Supporter 1983 White elephant Escondido, CA 07/24/2017 at 5:32 pm LOL I don’t get the daily digests, and my phone screen is to small to enjoy looking at houses on it, so I just let the posts gather dust while I was traveling. Then I binged! Log in to Reply Franzia Spritzer says: 15 comments 07/23/2017 at 10:32 pm Here’s a fixer-upper on the Hudson River. An 1850’s Gothic Revival, that surprisingly has most of the woodwork intact. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/76-N-Broadway-Irvington-NY-10533/58419765_zpid/ Here’s what Curbed has to say about the place. https://www.curbed.com/2017/6/21/15845742/strawberry-hill-manor-irvington-ny-gothic-revival Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 5757 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 07/24/2017 at 1:55 am 1 or 2 original goodies left in there, (like that RAD silver safe = WOW). The “real” “Strawberry Hill” will blow your mind; http://www.regencyhistory.net/2015/01/strawberry-hill-horace-walpoles-gothic.html http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZI7k9dQJvA4/VjsXhC70eqI/AAAAAAAAKsU/3RZMGdd7-sQ/s1600/strawberry%2Bhill%2B21%2Bam.jpg https://www.google.com/search?q=strawberry+hill&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjpv4KgnKHVAhVKzoMKHTwlAv0Q_AUIBygC&biw=1366&bih=672#tbm=isch&q=strawberry+hill+interiors Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/24/2017 at 2:33 pm Wow!!! The library, and the Adam fireplace in the round drawing room… just for starters, are truly amazing! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1159 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/26/2017 at 11:11 am Strawberry hill is a breathtaking work of art. Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 07/24/2017 at 8:58 am It has been incredibly hot up here in Iowa as well! Lots of heat warnings with heat indexes reaching 110! Luckily it has finally cooled down this week! This beauty is located in a historical part of Council Bluffs. Two other houses on this road have been shared on OHD in the past! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/295-S-8th-St-Council-Bluffs-IA-51501/76818432_zpid/ 15 acres on the edge of this small town. Rare chance to get 15 acres within city limits. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/309-E-Van-Buren-St-Lenox-IA-50851/93963166_zpid/ Massive home for a relatively small price tag in Illinois. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/366-S-Edward-St-Decatur-IL-62522/84812457_zpid/ What looks to be a Barber design in Golden, Illinois https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/904-Prairie-Mills-Rd-Golden-IL-62339/2093485480_zpid/ To some this interior might be a little sterile, but I love all the white! Described by the realtor in the description as being neoclassical. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3505-Brookview-Rd-Rockford-IL-61107/5522595_zpid/ Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 07/24/2017 at 12:47 pm That’s the Claflin house. What’s it doing way out there in a small town like Golden, Illinois? Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 07/24/2017 at 1:44 pm I am glad I was correct that is was a Barber design. I am slowly learning to pick them out! I also thought Golden, IL was a strange place for it to be located. Log in to Reply cheryl plato says: 179 comments 07/24/2017 at 2:30 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/300-Courtney-Dr_Lewisburg_WV_24901_M33805-14319?ex=WV594786781# love this old house and would so enjoy biking around this cool neighborhood! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1159 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 07/24/2017 at 6:53 pm I am swooning. You can rent this for 40,000 a month. “one of the most visually unique homes in the world, the enchanting Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House.” https://www.williampitt.com/search/real-estate-sales/45-west-clinton-avenue-irvington-ny-10533-4643821-1546098/ Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11864 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/24/2017 at 6:56 pm That’s probably the most perfect old house in America. The owner has either commented here before or emailed me, don’t remember. Wonder if anyone has rented it yet? Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 629 comments 07/25/2017 at 1:12 am Spectacular Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2222 comments 07/25/2017 at 8:58 pm Holy mackerel!! Not my type of house, but… this is just amazing! My favorite bits being the staircase and the room w. the Egyptian motif. And the fact that it overlooks the Hudson R. I can’t even begin to imagine how much effort & $$ it would take for the proper upkeep of this house! Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 629 comments 07/25/2017 at 1:09 am I was feeling kinda spacey tonight, so here are some MCM houses from Houston and Roswell NM…… The Atomic chandelier is awesome and pretty well untouched. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2703-N-Montana-Ave_Roswell_NM_88201_M16001-39057 More subdued but still pretty nice. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1208-Avenida-del-Sumbre_Roswell_NM_88203_M13876-85919 Nothing subdued here – not even the price! http://www.estately.com/listings/info/1822-cove-park-drive The only MCM dock I’ve ever seen and it’s pretty spectacular. https://www.bhgre.com/property/902-SHOREWOOD-DR-TAYLOR-LAKE-VILLAGE-TX-77586/90625041/detail Log in to Reply Noelle says: 25 comments 07/25/2017 at 7:40 am A bit late to the party but… here is a 1726 house in Spitalfields, London. If someone would be willing to donate about 2mil. pounds I’d move in tomorrow. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49473597.html Log in to Reply says: 3 comments 07/25/2017 at 12:21 pm First time posting!! I’ve followed for a while but mainly through my phone so I couldn’t seem to figure out how to create an account, until now. (Props to Kelly for being polite about my responding to the news letter to share some things.) YAY! First things first, I’m in the first state, Delaware, and am CONSTANTLY on the lookout for worthy homes. For myself, but now I can share them here. Most of the worthy “old houses” in Delaware are split between extremely high prices and very north or more towards the middle of the state (Smyrna or Dover) with a few gems spread between. South Street in Smyrna has quite a mix. I ventured to an open house about a year ago and ended up spending the day seeing/touring nearly 10 homes, with only 3 of them actually being for sale! The neighborhood is quite a place and I was happy to spend the day getting tours and hearing the history. My tour of South Street took me through a few homes. Some taken care of, some need updating, and at least one is a little overly updated but I was in love. This home was a guided tour by the daughter of Ginger (the wife/mom) who was restoring the front door when I walked by and politely caved to giving me a tour after I just gushed about my love-at-first-sight with the home. She and her husband have spent YEARS going piece by piece though the house and she actually said they’d never sell….a little over 6 months later and it was on the market: https://www.trulia.com/homes/Delaware/Smyrna/sold/52525-131-W-South-St-Smyrna-DE-19977 This was the open house that I had originally gone to see, the real estate agent actually rents a twin across the street! (She too gave me a tour: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/121-W-South-St-Smyrna-DE-19977/48171648_zpid/) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/120-W-South-St-Smyrna-DE-19977/48169501_zpid/ The second house I saw the couple had been there about a year. The rooms were huge, the hallways were wide, the ceilings were high. For an older home the house was certainly not tight on the space it has. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/113-W-South-St-Smyrna-DE-19977/48171357_zpid/ After that, I sat on the porch of the open house talking with the realtor. The neighbor walked out and called me over. She had just painted her front door but was going to be listing the house soon and asked if I wanted a tour. OF COURSE! Textured wall paper in the entry and leading up the stairs, a library to the right: museum like as if her husband hadn’t pasted away…. It was a treat for her to have offered and guided me through. She did post it for sale and its apparently still pending: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/124-W-South-St_Smyrna_DE_19977_M55037-92688 This next one was for sale at the time. I wanted SO much to love this house! The mimic doll house (in the 4th photo) was an adorable bonus! Having a Valentine Birthday, the colors did not offend me in the least! Never the less it didn’t strike me to purchase. The kitchen has no storage and though there were many parts of the house that were great, the G. F. Barber had my heart that day. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/109-W-South-St_Smyrna_DE_19977_M64886-68389 This last one is at the end of the street, Ginger walked me down and introduced me to the owner as he was finishing projects to list the house. I got another private tour. Not Victorian but he put a lot of love into the house. The parlor (the room to the right of the front door) was the only room not on the tour as his mother-in-law was living in there and wasn’t willing to show it. It’s still for sale. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-W-South-St-Smyrna-DE-19977/48172654_zpid/ There is one home I’m hoping maybe someone can help me research. The very day that it was “on the market” it has been pending and has only 1 photo. If there are any suggestions as to how to dig up more info, it would be greatly appreciated! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/125-W-South-St-Smyrna-DE-19977/48171918_zpid/ And lastly, for my first post:a co-worker bought this 1901 Victorian last summer: http://www.estately.com/listings/info/304-main-street–26 Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 07/25/2017 at 2:39 pm Welcome!! Thank you for sharing that batch of homes! I really love the one located at 217 W South St. I could see myself relaxing by the pool there! I am not one for researching on homes, but for the house you needed help researching I did see that the assessor’s site has a sale date of 6/7/17 for $275,00. Seems like quite a difference from the tax assessment of $30,500, but at least that is keeping the taxes low! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11864 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/25/2017 at 8:48 pm Does anyone know of any YouTuber’s that are vlogging their home restoration? I’ve watched all of the good British restoration shows, looking for something new. I’ve been watching CafeManning (although more of a remodel) but maybe there are others? Log in to Reply Ashley says: 3 comments 07/25/2017 at 9:59 pm Ooh!! Why did I not think of that as an outlet?! I’ve watched specific things but would you mind pointing me in the direction of the vloggers you already know about? And the British ones?! I’ve been settling for whatever is on Hulu but even “Rehab Addict” is a DIY network show that I can’t watch. (I don’t have cable.) Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11864 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/26/2017 at 11:57 am Restoration Home is one of the British shows, it will blow any HGTV/DIY restoration shows out of the water. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=restoration+home I know there are others like it, don’t remember the names (I know others will, tell us!) Does Hulu have Restored? It’s a DIY show with Brett Waterman. The best American home restoration show there is. I watch him on Amazon, didn’t think to check Hulu. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 629 comments 07/25/2017 at 11:29 pm First time for sale ever. Built in the early 18th century. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy/shopping-home-architectural-gem-spot-real-deal/ Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/26/2017 at 11:33 am This is a cute little bug in Charleston S.C. c.1600s ? http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/17-Chalmers-St_Charleston_SC_29401_M57448-81079?cid=psc_forsale_fb_retarget_dpa_29401#photo0 Log in to Reply Shannah says: 42 comments 07/27/2017 at 9:01 am Have to share the good news!! This is not far away from me and was heartbroken when I caught wind that this house was set to be torn down. However, now it has been SAVED!!!! Just the thought of destroying history for a box warehouse saddens, but NOT NOW!! http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/year-old-farmhouse-in-eastern-york-county-tied-to-underground/article_5eb68cc4-7234-11e7-9d4c-6b5bf7b7ebc4.html Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/27/2017 at 11:26 am Wonderful!! Don’t you love historic minded folk! Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1041 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 07/27/2017 at 11:29 am I also clicked on the link to other buildings in danger there: http://lancasteronline.com/features/home_garden/history-at-risk-these-are-the-most-endangered-historic-properties/article_456021cc-fd13-11e6-bb59-87e146295242.html Log in to Reply Shannah says: 42 comments 07/27/2017 at 12:14 pm There are so many. There was a 259 yr old house that I drove past every day and LOVED! Gone. The warehouse they put on the spot is an eyesore. http://lancasteronline.com/news/free-this-historic-house-but/article_9d965c36-369b-58f4-b901-752aa2b636b8.html Log in to Reply Noelle says: 25 comments 07/27/2017 at 4:00 pm 1845 house in Society Hill, SC… Needs some work but it’s amazing!! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/957-S-Main-St-Society-Hill-SC-29593/83192650_zpid/ Log in to Reply Nicholas Aro says: 5 comments 07/28/2017 at 12:13 pm a beautiful, turn of the century Queen Anne/shingle style/Colonial Revival home designed by the premier local architect for himself. Situated on a lake, it features 6 bedrooms and recently under went a slightly disappointing renovation. I grew up in this town and have always admired this house and believe it deserves to be seen by others http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/289-Mill-St_Haverhill_MA_01830_M42823-88007 Log in to Reply Comment Here Cancel reply Please Register or Login to post a comment. Registration is free. Think before you type! Keep comments a friendly place for each other, owners and agents. Comments that do not add value to the conversation in a positive manner will not be approved. Click here to read the comment rules, updated 1/12/20.Commenting means you've read and will abide by the comment rules. OHD does not represent this home. Price, status and other details must be independently verified but please do not call the agent unless you are actively looking or interested in the property.