August 4, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion 08/04/2017 194 Added to OHD on 8/4/17 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 194 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 194 Comments on August 4, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion OHD does not represent this home. Comments are not monitored by the agent. Status, price and other details may not be current, verify using the listing links up top. Contact the agent if you are interested in this home. Kelly, OHD says: 11828 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/04/2017 at 1:14 pm No idea the location of today’s old photo. Maybe someone recognizes the location? Let us know! A couple of announcements…. The husband is taking a few days off which means I am taking a few days off. I may post houses later today and schedule some to auto post but if not, see you Wednesday. I probably should have been a school librarian that retired pre-1990’s (I’d be dead now but card catalogs and book mobiles, those were the days.) I love book suggestions so am giving a trial run for a weekly “must read” book. Today’s book is the one you want to start with if you are interested in learning about house styles. Click the title of the book or the book itself to shop for it on Amazon (they are affiliate links) or look for it where ever you buy your books. The linked book is the revised version but the older one is just as good. Log in to Reply BugLady says: 69 comments 08/04/2017 at 1:25 pm Enjoy your time off. Love those pictures! Log in to Reply Leigh Anne Korzep says: 21 comments 08/05/2017 at 2:13 pm I have the 1993 edition of the Field Guide and it is getting worn out! It still has the impromptu torn paper towel bookmark I placed when I got it on the page where Elfreth’s Alley is used as an example. That was a goal of mine to visit, and I finally did in in 2004 and again in 2011. I highly recommend this book to every old house lover! I also recommend “A Field Guide to American Architecture” by Carole Rifkind. Log in to Reply jill says: 1 comments 08/07/2017 at 1:59 pm thank you for posting all of these. I love looking at all these houses! they are amazing Log in to Reply BugLady says: 69 comments 08/04/2017 at 1:24 pm Thanks for the book recommendation. Will check out availability in the library. So many books. So little time. I decided to try out a theme for the homes I’m linking today. That theme? WTF? So. Much. Pastel!!! Some day one of you needs to explain the 70’s to me. See what I found on #Zillow! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9385-London-Rd-Orient-OH-43146/86597082_zpid This one is more of a WTFYeah! Mid century modern I guess. See what I found on #Zillow! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/960-Robinwood-Hills-Dr-Akron-OH-44333/35327610_zpid And finally, this one comes with a personal recommendation for realtors. More of you need to add fake-ghost ladies to your pictures. Seriously wonderful. See what I found on #Zillow! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/309-4th-St-NE-Massillon-OH-44646/35217635_zpid Log in to Reply shellbell67 says: 137 comments 08/04/2017 at 3:33 pm 1. I dig the sunken living rooms, but the pink has got to go! Are those speakers kind of built into that bed? Those keys are glued to the wall??????? WTF? 2. This is one of the coolest houses that I have ever seen! 3. Maybe it’s the ghost of Lillian Gish?????? Thanks for sharing these! Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3497 comments 08/04/2017 at 4:27 pm The second house is sooooooooooooo awesome! What a well-done house; it’s not exactly a time-capsule but it’s updated very tactfully, and the photographs are excellent. Now that third house—-was the photographer a giant? The weird angles of the pictures make it look like pictures of dollhouse rooms. Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 828 comments 08/04/2017 at 5:43 pm Great finds. Re #1: I have never ever seen a pink conversation pit. Re #2: I would disagree with the realtor…this architect was going for Japanese tea house, not Frank Lloyd Wright (although there are some cues from Wright in the windows, which remind me of the famous Wright synagogue in Elkins Park, PA) Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 1011 comments 08/04/2017 at 6:48 pm For a book like this, you MAKE time. It’s the best architectural education you can give yourself, period. Although you can sit down and read it cover to cover, it is intended more as a reference book. It really doesn’t take a lot of time to use it in that manner. Just buy a copy on Amazon, you won’t regret it. Log in to Reply GeoffreyPS says: 105 comments 08/04/2017 at 9:34 pm The last picture of the #2 house alarms me (shows aerial photo with property lines outlined). I wouldn’t consider buying that house until a proper survey was performed to verify that the house is not encroaching into the neighboring lot. BTW, it’s funky, but I like the house. Log in to Reply eatonclark says: 2 comments 08/05/2017 at 8:15 am OMG – Those first two mid century manses are amazing. Can you imagine how HIP those houses were in their day? In essence they were like spaceships that landed in Ohio. WOW! Log in to Reply jenny says: 56 comments 08/05/2017 at 9:59 am I was a young woman in the 70s and wish someone would explain that decade to me, too. Log in to Reply AmyJ says: 2 comments 08/07/2017 at 8:44 am I absolutely love 70’s houses. Some of their designs just crack me up, like that sunken in area by the fireplace, but I would buy it in a heart beat! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1130 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 08/07/2017 at 11:03 am I was born in 61 and remember the ’70’s decor all too well. Not my taste then and not my taste now. My mother, who restored old homes, never did anything seventies in her decor accept I think I do remember olive green appliances on one of our houses. I have to say that the first house is just over the top fantastic. So much fun and so much to take in. *wink* Log in to Reply Joe says: 754 comments 08/07/2017 at 7:26 pm I believe they called the color avocado, and it was the in thing. My aunt and uncle had their very traditional house built with Avocado Appliances, cabinets with wood grain stained avocado, an army green floor, and bright yellow counter tops. You had to have known my aunt. She had the ability to talk about things that were really bad, such as her kitchen, as though they were the most special thing in the world. She never changed it except as the appliances needed replacing. I have never seen a more aggressively ugly kitchen. It was dark and had a bad layout too. Log in to Reply DianeEG says: 557 comments 08/08/2017 at 8:59 am The pink living room conversation pit doesn’t bother me as much as the above ground pool being situated over the buried propane line to the house. I’m pretty such that’s a major code violation. Log in to Reply says: 1 comments 08/04/2017 at 1:32 pm Long time lurker, first time posting! Kelly, I love your site and deeply appreciate all of the work and time you must spend keeping lurkers such as myself entertained. Below is the house I grew up in and that has been in the family since 1970 located in Lincoln, NE. My stepfather is selling following my mother’s death. We are going to deeply miss this house and hope a nice family loves it as much as we do. Yes, the ceilings in the living and dining room are a shade of pink – it looks better in person, believe me. My mom gutted the kitchen a few years ago and a bathroom, but otherwise the house retains a great deal of Midwestern bungalow charm. http://www.michellelenners.homerealestate.com/?p=findahome.asp&listing=true&mlsid=1460&mlsnumber=10139400 Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1016 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 08/04/2017 at 2:37 pm Drewn, I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Your childhood home is lovely. Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3497 comments 08/04/2017 at 4:29 pm Your post hits home to me as the sale closed today on my childhood home that my parents lived in for 59 years–Monday is their 60th anniversary. They just couldn’t take the stairs and upkeep anymore. So sad. Log in to Reply Joe says: 754 comments 08/04/2017 at 9:01 pm My parents moved from the house they bought before I was born when Dad started failing. He died in 2014, but Mom is doing well. Their home was the center of our family’s life. I have repeatedly had dreams since it was sold that I wake up in the house to find the new owners standing over me saying, what are you doing here. I feel like I know how Goldilocks must have felt. I am just reaching the time when I don’t think of it as home. I still have good friends living in the neighborhood, and the new family does apparently love it Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1069 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 08/05/2017 at 11:46 am My condolences Drewn. Isn’t it an eery feeling seeing your family home on the internet for sale, I went through the exact same thing 4 years ago. It’s a lovely home, someone will be very happy with it and will make memories like your family did. Log in to Reply Arianna says: 92 comments 08/08/2017 at 4:44 pm Sorry to hear about your mom. Her home is so lovely. I love craftsmans/bungalows. That little nook off the kitchen is adorable. I could see myself stretching out on one of the benches with a blanket and good book while my hubby cooks dinner. Log in to Reply Sarah Hislop says: 1 comments 08/04/2017 at 1:39 pm http://www.selectsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/327-l-853-f6ystp/the-fuller-reid-house-slingerlands-ny-12159 Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/04/2017 at 11:46 pm @ 6’4″ I wouldn’t last 5 minutes in this house; but still a big WOW on the kitchen. Love it! So creative and fun. Thank you. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1069 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 08/05/2017 at 11:52 am This is the kind of place I love ! Love the kitchen and just the entire home is perfect and well appointed, wish I could save it to favorites. 🙂 Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/05/2017 at 1:02 pm Interesting house, unusual. The floors are terrific with their wide boards — I’ll bet the place has an aroma of old wood, yum. I especially like the exterior of the house. Log in to Reply Janie says: 28 comments 08/06/2017 at 8:14 am Thanks, Sarah. Love this one! Log in to Reply RT says: 117 comments 08/04/2017 at 1:44 pm Stamford, NY- https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/30065223_zpid/7_days/carriage_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.923246,-73.865204,41.647262,-75.815277_rect/8_zm/0_mmm/ Manchester, VT 1774 https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/2093288086_zpid/7_days/carriage_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/43.248204,-72.428741,41.97889,-74.378815_rect/8_zm/0_mmm/ Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1016 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 08/04/2017 at 2:46 pm I really like the Stamford house, RT! Those attic spaces could make some charming bedrooms. Log in to Reply Peg says: 60 comments 08/04/2017 at 6:00 pm I love the Stanford house, too! Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/04/2017 at 6:10 pm I grew up in Stamford & so I know this house, to a degree. Had never been inside it, though. When I was little, I think the name of the woman who lived there was Mrs. Eighmie (sp?), and think I sold Girl Scout cookies or else a magazine subscription to her once. The interior is quite nice, with plenty of cool details – the bay with its windows, the really nice ceiling lighting fixture, the porte cochere, and the sinks in the bedrooms! With some spit & polish, this house would really shine! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/04/2017 at 11:58 pm A real winner there in Stamford! Good eye RT. It’s a fantastic Stick style Victorian which has unfortunately had nearly every original interior detail stripped from it or unfortunately altered, including the staircase, (the one extant is NOT original). Someone decided this house needed an entirely new look in the late 20’s and gutted the place nearly to the bone. I’m almost willing to forgive them considering the remaining pair of ABSO FAB matching slip shade fixtures = ooohhh aaahhh. The real plus is the untouched exterior. Fortunately they left that alone. Unfortunately the top-shelf St. Charles cabinet set is the very least collectible. Faux wood grain enamel is – well – pointless. Great house though. Quality new roof is a blessing. Great price. Nice. Log in to Reply Hoyt Clagwell says: 247 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:24 am Oh, neat, neat, neat! I know the Stamford house, or the published plans it was built from. They’re reprinted in this Dover book: https://www.amazon.com/Victorian-Domestic-Architectural-Plans-Details/dp/0486254429 I’ve been utterly charmed by those plans and elevations for years, so it’s very cool to learn there’s an actual existing house built from them. The exterior looks to follow the details of the plans pretty bang-on, though the second story of the bay on the side was an open porch/balcony, the plans had no porte cochère, and this house has been enlarged to the rear. But the roofs, dormers, eaves, brackets, stick-style detailing–all to plan. Sadly the interior wasn’t built as closely to the plans, or has been altered. Particularly the stair and entry hall. A big part of why I have always like the plans for this house so much is because it was such a perfect distillation of a Victorian house–like someone chopped up a Victorian mansion and tossed away everything but the most essential pieces, compressing them into an ideal dollhouse of a house. I am glad they included so many pictures of the attic rooms. Cool to see so many original pieces of the house from previous remodels kept and stored in the basement and barn. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1069 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 08/05/2017 at 12:03 pm The Stamford house has it all going on! Even little Casper the friendly ghost looks happy living in the awesome light fixture- second close up clearly shows he’s a happy camper lol ! Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/06/2017 at 4:42 pm I went back & looked, and LOL, you’re right! Not only that, but looks like Casper may have a next-door neighbor friend who’s a bit more reticent. Log in to Reply Michael Rohall says: 1 comments 08/04/2017 at 1:57 pm I hope I am doing this right. http://www.usamls.net/danvilleil/default.asp?content=expanded&search_content=results&this_format=0&mls_number=204394 Please let me know if I messed up! Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1016 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 08/04/2017 at 2:48 pm The dining room mural is charming! Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1126 comments OHD Supporter Charleston, SC 08/04/2017 at 6:07 pm If you intended to post an early 20th century brick Colonial Revival in Danville, IL, then you did it right. Charming home, and I have a weakness for houses with dedicated library rooms. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/04/2017 at 2:06 pm My guess for houses of the week location = New Jersey. Reasons are intangible really: just a hunch. Enjoy your weekend Kelly, the weather is lovely up here so hope y’all have the same. Nothing post-able right now, but did want to mention a couple of houses with really great stairs. Kelly posted this one yesterday: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/08/03/1948-classical-revival-greeneville-tn/ It has a really great stair that I know many will enjoy. If you have not seen Watson Brown’s photo set of “Coolemore” plantation you really should. IMO it has THE most FAB staircase in original condition EVER, and the entire property is just stunning overall; https://www.flickr.com/photos/edgecombeplanter/albums/72157625729963181 The stair in this house I clipped a few years back is also worth seeing; https://www.flickr.com/photos/regulusalpha/albums/72157641493263255 Cheers! 🙂 Log in to Reply Matt Z says: 104 comments 08/04/2017 at 2:35 pm Rosewater, I agree!…looks like Montclair, Ridgewood, or perhaps the Oranges? The wood framed home screams Henry Hudson Holly. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/04/2017 at 6:22 pm Yeah, especially with those chimneys: and that one with the unexplainable bump out between 2 and 3 – is pretty wild. Cheers Matt. Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1016 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 08/04/2017 at 2:51 pm HOLY SMOKE! Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1126 comments OHD Supporter Charleston, SC 08/04/2017 at 6:37 pm Coolmore might just have the best Italianate interior I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the link. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 12:19 am It’s a knockout for sure John. Though the original embellishments are the real show stopper, for me the tech is the best. If you click back to the view of the stair from the ground floor all the way up into the cupola, https://flic.kr/p/bk7rdL , and click the image for larger view, you’ll note the newel post lamp which was originally gas fired, and then notice the additional, (originally gas), fixture to the side half way up. In the heat of summer these two fixtures would have been lit and the windows opened in the lantern to create an even more intense than natural vortex of hot air up through the center of the house drawing the heat up and out at the top and allowing cool breezes to come in from all the open windows through the rooms in a constant flow up and out. LOVE that stuff! 🙂 https://flic.kr/p/by5KvX Log in to Reply Sue says: 1130 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 08/07/2017 at 11:46 am That is just so amazing Rosewater. Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 1011 comments 08/04/2017 at 6:56 pm I am in awe. Coolemore is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing it! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 12:10 am Couldn’t agree more; and all the stylistically matching dependencies really put the place WAY over the top in my book. Log in to Reply Hoyt Clagwell says: 247 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:44 am Coolboro is stunning. Even with the plaster losses, I think the interior finishes are at least on par with the Lockwood Matthews mansion. And the outbuildings! So disappointed that the Library of Congress HABS entry only has one exterior photo and no plans. I’d love to look at the floor plans for that house. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 11:06 am I like the plaster losses! Heheheh. 😉 Lockwood mansion is an impressive place for sure. Coolmore I’d say is on par with the Hay mansion in Macon GA; I’ve collected some fave photos in this gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/regulusalpha/galleries/72157640034657146/ Log in to Reply EileenM says: 292 comments 08/05/2017 at 9:00 am I would buy this place just for the staircase. Log in to Reply Jkleeb says: 281 comments Seattle, WA 08/04/2017 at 2:13 pm Wow! Three for one in today’s photo-maybe a family compound added to over time-hence the mix of styles? I love the weekly must read idea-I didn’t know Virginia McAlester’s book had been revised. I have learned so much from them and highly recommend them as a great reference! (I confirmed my old house geek status when I waited in line for her to sign my copies of her books years ago). This house is everything a great Pacific Northwest beach house should be— https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Seaside-OR/house_type/86295118_zpid/20403_rid/0-1930_built/46.027541,-123.843213,45.936407,-124.010926_rect/12_zm/ I suspect this will be flipped soon, but I hope they at least keep the kitchen stove and the hanging light bulb fixtures. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Port-Townsend-WA/house_type/112558806_zpid/43689_rid/0-1930_built/48.210718,-122.507172,47.859936,-123.178025_rect/10_zm/ I doubt it would be comfortable to hang out on the seat in the stair landing, but it s a great architectural feature. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/North-Adams-MA/house_type/56810125_zpid/56340_rid/0-1930_built/42.731693,-73.034363,42.635284,-73.202076_rect/12_zm/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/04/2017 at 7:40 pm The last, N. Adams, MA house is my fave of this batch. Both stair landings are lovely & interesting. I would claim the large pale blue/aqua bedroom with the tower windows area. I think I’d put a reading chair & footstool or a daybed over in the tower area for naps! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 12:30 am That really is a great stair! The round, bench seating landing may be unique. Very cool. Log in to Reply says: 14 comments 08/04/2017 at 11:22 pm The Port Townsend house transports me back in time. We had a kitchen (img 16) like that in more than one of the homes I’ve either lived in, regularly vacationed in or those of extended family. I never thought I’d be nostalgic about kitchens, but yeah, that stove, sideboard, sink combo really takes me back. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/05/2017 at 1:12 pm At the 1st photo of the 1st house I sighed, “Oh yesssss” & kept saying it throughout. If that place weren’t on the shore, it would have to be moved there! Ideal beach house, welcoming the whole family & buddies. Log in to Reply Julles says: 533 comments OHD Supporter 08/10/2017 at 9:14 am That beach house is just perfect the way it is. I could spend so many happy hours there, reading books and walking on the beach no matter the season. What peace and happiness must reside there. Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 1016 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 08/04/2017 at 2:26 pm Hi Kelly and everyone, I happened upon this article from Indiana Landmarks. The 40-acre, saltwater farm of writer E.B. White in Maine is for sale by the South Carolina couple who bought it from the family. The Gallants have served the legacy of one of American literature’s greats not only by caring for the home, but by hosting visits from school-children over the years to see the Charlotte’s Web barn. Lots of nice pictures of the house and the grounds. https://newengland.com/today/living/homes/eb-white-house-allen-cove/ Log in to Reply Mike says: 366 comments 08/04/2017 at 6:23 pm A great house and great article, although it was sad to know that the owners’ grandson is currently unable to buy it… Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/04/2017 at 6:27 pm Gorgeous! Sure would be nice to spend summers in such an amazing place. 🙂 Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/05/2017 at 1:32 pm Marvelous story, thank you so much for putting it up, DoG. Wonderful house & place — keep the faith that buyers will love it the same way it’s been lucky enough to warrant so far. Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/06/2017 at 11:51 pm Wow, cool article & photos! Thanks. Log in to Reply Gwenn says: 106 comments 08/07/2017 at 9:59 am Thanks for sharing this! This is very close to where my mom grew up, and where we vacation every summer (that we can!). I am hoping to buy a house on the island – would be a great rental opportunity and then my family could go anytime! Log in to Reply Jkleeb says: 281 comments Seattle, WA 08/04/2017 at 2:34 pm I can never quite distinguish the color mauve-it’s all shades of purple or pink to me–the orient OH house, I believe is full of mauve. Thanks for sharing it. I always wondered if people in the 70’s actually sat in those conversations pits? Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 08/04/2017 at 2:52 pm I’d bet a nickel that our old house photo is in New England, and probably in Connecticut (maybe Stamford or Greenwich?) No other part of the country has those distinctive granite outcrops. Here’s a house that epitomizes the ‘Grandma’ style of decor–an 1870 village Italianate. It is located in Ripley, in the Lake Erie Highlands of extreme southwestern New York, surrounded by grape vineyards in a surprisingly warm microclimate. It is priced at $49,000: https://ccbrmls.com/public/search/advanced/summary.asp?Listing_ID=1043634 Love the book idea, Kelly! Log in to Reply Mike says: 366 comments 08/04/2017 at 5:13 pm What a great deal! And you’re right, it looks just like my aunt’s house 🙂 Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 12:49 am Mmmmm, I don’t know Charles; NJ is loaded with just such a ones pretty much anywhere you go. Could be basalt, schist, or granite. Check out this Nutley, NJ history page: pic #4 looks mighty close; and the article talks about the history of granite quarries in that area; http://www.nutleynj.org/history-of-nutley 🙂 Log in to Reply Noelle says: 25 comments 08/04/2017 at 3:30 pm A 1780 colonial style house in the Palisades, NY. https://www.redfin.com/NY/Palisades/75-Washington-Spring-Rd-10964/home/65584165 Log in to Reply Matt Z says: 104 comments 08/04/2017 at 3:53 pm Sweet little rustic camp in infamous Onteora Park in the heart of Catskills. https://www.trulia.com/property/3275881347-32-Candace-Rd-Hunter-NY-12442 Onteora Park is one of the prettiest private associations in the Catskills surrounded by jaw dropping scenery. The late John Foreman wrote about a few of the Cottages in his blog a few years ago. Fascinating history up there! http://bigoldhouses.blogspot.com/2013/10/time-travel-in-onteora-park.html http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/the-way-they-live/2013/big-old-houses-ars-longa-vita-brevis http://bigoldhouses.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-in-name.html Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 1:07 am Oh wow Matt! You just made my week. Those Onteora houses are among my very favorites John ever featured; and the one you linked to is just super cool, and decidedly more manageable than those VAST other ones. The LR fireplace is a priceless GEM! I just love the “shrieking shack” quality of these places. A list here, a roll and a slide there, and generally unevenly settled disposition makes for big F U N. Thanks’ Log in to Reply Barbara V says: 933 comments 08/05/2017 at 10:32 am On the subject of the Catskill Mountain private park communities, here are two classics in Elka Park: https://www.zillow.com/homes/Hunter-NY/201-Francis-Rd/2095760828_zpid/ and: https://www.zillow.com/homes/177-Francis-Road,-Hunter-NY_rb/ One last beauty worthy of note is: http://www.timberlandproperties.net/catskillsrealestate/listing.php?MLS_Number=36234 Log in to Reply Mike says: 366 comments 08/04/2017 at 3:55 pm Won’t you be my neighbor? 🙂 This beautiful old house is a block south of us; I don’t know the current owners, but some friends of ours restored and enlarged this house in the 1980s. It is on a large lot with lots of old trees, and our brick street is currently being rebuilt to allow for new utilities. Marion is a nice town at the intersection of I24 and I57 and is in the middle of Southern Illinois’ hill and lake district. Here is the house: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/518-S-Market-St_Marion_IL_62959_M83308-58371#photo0 Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 1:11 am I don’t know about that interior – but the front elevation is a knockout! You don’t see a lot of “Free Classic” cottages like this. Pretty special. Log in to Reply Mike says: 366 comments 08/06/2017 at 12:59 am Yes, I agree. When our friends restored it 30+ years ago, they chose the exterior paint colors, which still look great. After they sold it in the late 90s, the subsequent owners painted all of the woodwork. I would want a more period kitchen, I would strip the woodwork, go with period wallpaper, and cut back the bushes from the exterior. We are preparing to restore the exterior of our house in a similar light/dark green color scheme, but not the purple-red, 😉 Here is the street-view from Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/518+S+Market+St,+Marion,+ILfirstname.lastname@example.org,-88.927199,3a,75y,264.53h,96.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMPgnj4io5BTUsqs_VqrvHA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x887730b128843a29:0x4c85787539b188bf!8m2!3d37.7266928!4d-88.9275918 Log in to Reply Lottie says: 376 comments 08/10/2017 at 1:35 am I know columns can be any color, but I just love traditional white. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 567 comments 08/04/2017 at 4:13 pm An 1887 Queen Anne in Galveston, TX. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1914-Avenue-M-Galveston-TX-77550/27654541_zpid/?fromHomePage=true Another from Galveston TX, this one built in 1893. I really love the staircase in this one. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1805-Broadway-St-Galveston-TX-77550/27655379_zpid/ This home built in 1889 has a very intricate exterior. I feel like the more I look at it, the more I see. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1301-Kansas-Ave-Atchison-KS-66002/122704043_zpid/?fromHomePage=true This 1878 home reminds me of a wedding cake. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2112-W-Lake-Dr-Taylor-TX-76574/29528047_zpid/?fromHomePage=true This rustic lake house built in the 1930’s Is a bit pricey but still beautiful. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/50-Tower-Hill-Rd-Norfolk-CT-06058/57812704_zpid/ Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 1:18 am T H E best wedding cake house E V E R! Five years later and I still can’t get over just how beyond FAB the place is; especially the “carriage mansion” – sigh. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/10/04/1887-queen-anne-hopedale-ma/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/06/2017 at 4:51 pm That middle house with a zillion exterior details… the guys who built it must’ve had to triple or quadruple-check the placements of everything! Log in to Reply Lottie says: 376 comments 08/10/2017 at 1:45 am The KS house in the middle is incredible! Wish I were younger and could make this house a real home with all the storage in the attic! Beautiful rooms! Log in to Reply Lottie says: 376 comments 08/10/2017 at 2:12 am The KS house is the McInteer Villa. Lots of interesting comments and information at https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/03/31/1889-atchison-ks/ Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/07/2017 at 6:09 pm I love that last house with its tiny-paned windows, wonderful roof tiles, bathroom that looks old but may not be, and best of all, a QUIET motor-free lake. Heaven! Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/10/2017 at 11:39 am Agree. That is one of the prettiest lakeside houses I’ve seen. Looks almost English, with its tiny paned casement windows, the stone exterior, & the roof tiles. And doesn’t seem to exude a mustiness as many lakeside cottages do, IMO. Log in to Reply JeSouth says: 38 comments 08/04/2017 at 4:38 pm Here’s a sweat 1905 house in Grand Rapids, MI which appears to have original windows, woodwork, stained glass and even some original kitchen/pantry cabinets. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/520-Norwood-Ave-SE_Grand-Rapids_MI_49506_M45544-91293#photo0 Log in to Reply JeSouth says: 38 comments 08/04/2017 at 4:45 pm Oops. I meant sweet! Log in to Reply Marie says: 236 comments 08/05/2017 at 2:18 pm Love the Grand Rapids house. Nice woodwork and even like some of their color choices. Log in to Reply Eric Unhinged says: 1011 comments 08/04/2017 at 5:45 pm Quirky Colonial Revival with great woodwork: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1024-N-4th-St-Burlington-IA-52601/67204785_zpid/ Quirky Queen Anne with nice woodwork: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/303-S-2nd-St-Wapello-IA-52653/118119638_zpid/ Quirky Craftsman with nice woodwork: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/545-S-8th-St-Burlington-IA-52601/67200486_zpid/ Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 1:34 am Great (quirky) stuff Eric, thank you! Houses 1 and especially 3 are decidedly odd – heheheh: but good odd, and very well priced. The only thing quirky about house 2 is the obnoxious kitchen and the ubiquitous Ikea decor = (blech!). Underneath all those bad choices is a fantastic house! Oh man, that generous sleeping porch with river view is SWEET. Great wood and glass throughout. Nice! Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 862 comments 08/04/2017 at 6:29 pm Enjoy your time off, Kelly! Vermont – 1857 stone Cape with a caretaker’s house & 50 acres https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/75485930_zpid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/43.324927,-72.423506,43.25808,-72.53337_rect/12_zm/2_p/ A 1900 Church for sale: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Gardner-MA/pmf,pf_pt/2146693247_zpid/31700_rid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.654035,-71.882344,42.528669,-72.10207_rect/11_zm/ This is sadly broken up into condos, but what a magnificent house! https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Stockbridge-MA/pmf,pf_pt/82316642_zpid/41076_rid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.367803,-73.217183,42.241862,-73.436909_rect/11_zm/ Log in to Reply Melissa M says: 45 comments 08/04/2017 at 6:49 pm Hi everybody ! Some houses from France ? 1: freestone ( tuffeau) house near Saumur ( renowned for its wines).Tomettes, fireplaces, moldings in living room and dining room. Kitchen an laundry. First stair: 3 bedrooms, dressing, Library and bathroom. Attic./ Near the kitchen, craftroom, cellar and garage. Garden.412 046,04 USD https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1146899060.htm?ca=18_s 2:in Saumur, from 16e to 18e century, freestone housetown with fireplace, 4 bedrooms, study and lovely patio. Few pictures, but lovely wood flooring.364 670,65USD https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1056705340.htm?ca=18_s 3:In the heart of the vineyard, a 15e century house, 5 bedrooms, a bit dark, but with tomettes, fireplace and beams.Gardens with walls all around.206 043,57USD https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1170696069.htm?ca=18_s at last, 4: A restored 15e century manor, with 18e century extension.Not a huge fan of the kitchen, but nice beams and fireplaces.the seller says that the manor was part of the monastery. outbuilding was farmer’s home. 647 528,51USD https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1170545836.htm?ca=18_s Ok, it’s bedtime here ( 00h48), so see you tomorrow ! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/07/2017 at 6:14 pm Thanks for the glimpse of history in France, Melissa. Enjoyed them all! Log in to Reply Rachel says: 1 comments 08/04/2017 at 6:51 pm I love this unique artist-designed Craftsman house in Eagle Rock, CA. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1207-Kipling-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90041/65243091_zpid/ Log in to Reply Peg says: 60 comments 08/04/2017 at 8:01 pm Great find! I’m smitten with this one. What a beautifully designed bungalow! There are interesting details around every corner. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/05/2017 at 1:54 am THAT is a knockout! Good eye. Here are a couple of really great Arts and Craftsman houses on OHD I’ll bet you’ll like: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/07/03/1908-berkeley-ca/ https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/03/12/1904-craftsman-sierra-madre-ca-green-green/ ALSO ******* Does anyone remember where the designer / builder craftsman with all of the WILD interior clinker brick and hand crafted built-ins was? I can’t remember, and really wish I could. It’s been a few years ago. THX Log in to Reply Hoyt Clagwell says: 247 comments 08/05/2017 at 11:59 am How charming and interesting. It’s like a folk version of a Greene & Greene house. I love the variety of spaces–the sheltered, cave-like living and dining rooms vs. the open and airy kitchen and bedrooms that almost dissolve into the wonderful outdoor spaces. This is the very ideal of California living. I would love to take this house on as a project. Give the living/dining spaces a very sensitive restoration–perhaps a gentle spit-shine, really. The kitchen and that pantry/sunroom are wonderful, though I don’t know how long I could resist the urge to start stripping paint off all that cabinetry. The landscaping is wonderful too. It’s such a rare and wonderful integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 567 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:36 pm What a weird old house! But I’m in love with it! All those amazing built-ins and everything. Such a spectacular little home. I’d take it right now if I had the money and means to! Log in to Reply Ry says: 13 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:43 pm “Look for the stenciled painting on the living room ceiling, beams, and walls–and love it, because removing it will cancel your Mills Act tax relief.” I got a good laugh out of that line! It’s good to know that such a lovely house will probably be kept preserved. Log in to Reply cheryl plato says: 179 comments 08/08/2017 at 11:21 pm Wow the Eagle Rock house rocks! Those doors, those built ins, that pantry! Awesome find, and the realtor appreciates old homes too you can tell. Log in to Reply Peg says: 60 comments 08/04/2017 at 7:23 pm 1925 seems to be the theme tonight! Philadelphia, PA 1925 Tudor revival mansion. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/30-Pelham-Rd-Philadelphia-PA-19119/10284258_zpid/ Newport, NH 1925 bungalow. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/174-Pine-St_Newport_NH_03773_M30553-84655 Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 567 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:41 pm I’m seriously head over heels for that Philadelphian Tudor! I’d love to wander around that great big house all day long. And I really love that fireplace nook with the high-backed benches! Great find Peg! Log in to Reply AZLady says: 17 comments 08/07/2017 at 12:29 pm A friend that I met online years ago once owned this home, they still might as they just moved out about a year ago or so. She and her husband raised 22 children in this house, which used to be a nunnery! She has written a book called “Are We There Yet,” her name is Sue Badeau. She’s a wonderful lady. Log in to Reply Gwenn says: 106 comments 08/04/2017 at 7:31 pm I love the kitchen https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4876-Leif-Erikson-Dr-Astoria-OR-97103/86302448_zpid I’m weirdly obsessed with the green bathroom in this one https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1009-Beachside-Ln-Huron-OH-44839/33771856_zpid Astoria Oregon https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1939-Irving-Ave-Astoria-OR-97103/86304908_zpid https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3025-Marine-Dr-Astoria-OR-97103/2097318373_zpid New York townhouse https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17-Commerce-St-New-York-NY-10014/31499239_zpid Log in to Reply Peg says: 60 comments 08/04/2017 at 7:51 pm I forgot to add this beautiful 1902 queen Ann in Bristol, PA. It backs to the Delaware river and is in the historic district. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/324-Radcliffe-St_Bristol_PA_19007_M38852-83408#photo23 Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1126 comments OHD Supporter Charleston, SC 08/04/2017 at 8:50 pm Gorgeous FSBO 1853 Gothic Revival in KY… https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/401-S-Hubbards-Ln-Louisville-KY-40207/2093241525_zpid/ Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 08/04/2017 at 8:57 pm The c. 1838 Addison Crowley House in Randolph, one of the prettiest villages in Western New York. Priced at $79,000: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/43-Jamestown-St_Randolph_NY_14772_M47186-58929 Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/07/2017 at 12:06 am I really like its windows. Don’t think I’ve ever seen ones just like them. Log in to Reply Flowerlady says: 80 comments 08/04/2017 at 9:39 pm I am not computer savy, so if anybody can go onto the following home for sale, it would be worth posting. Polo, Illinois, Georgian, for sale $299,900. This house is gorgeous. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11828 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/05/2017 at 7:39 am This one? https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/07/28/1891-polo-il-national-register/ Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 301 comments 08/04/2017 at 9:40 pm https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/199-Water-St-Torrington-CT-06790/2093265031_zpid/ $189K This takes the prize for largest, I think. Only $1 per sq. ft.! Listed as a SFR, but I have my doubts. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1069 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 08/04/2017 at 9:46 pm Lancaster county Pa. 1851 Stone farmhouse oh so pretty, open house Sunday! http://www.oldhouses.com/26985?searchlist=26986,26985,27009,27002,27008,26981,26970,27007,26982,26992,26988,26991,26994,26993,26989,26995,27003&searchname=New%20Listings%20as%20of%20Friday%2C%208%2F4%2F17&utm_source=mailinglist&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NewListings20170804 Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 567 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:47 pm well I live here in Lancaster PA. I needed something to do this Sunday…I think I found my plans for the day! Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/08/2017 at 3:46 pm Beauty! I’d want to buy absolutely ALL the furniture too. So well done! Did you go take a peek, Lindsay? Log in to Reply Nicholas Aro says: 5 comments 08/04/2017 at 10:05 pm I just am obsessed with this Queen Anne/Shingle style home in Newport…a true grande dame, yet one who is understated and, for lack of bett word, comfortable and inviting, not overdone like this houses contemporaries across town on Bellevue Avenue. This house with its 7 bedrooms, original stained glass, built ins and beautiful woodwork is a gem worth a second glance http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/80-Kay-St_Newport_RI_02840_M32161-03402 Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 301 comments 08/05/2017 at 8:20 am Very nice. A large house and not a mansion. I’m undecided whether painted glass can be original when it is not representational. I didn’t see any stained glass, strictly speaking, in the photos. The stairs bother me. The treads should be the same dark tone as the risers and wainscoting. It seems a lot of the flooring has been replaced. Thanks to the realtor for including floor plans. Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1126 comments 08/05/2017 at 7:05 pm Newport is obviously known for the over-the-top “Cottages” built by the nation’s elite during the excesses of the gilded age. However, there’s a second tier of Newport houses, of which the house you posted belongs. The neighborhood in which it’s located is famous for the dozens of houses designed by famous architects like Richard Morris Hunt and McKim, Mead, and White. These houses were the trendsetters of Victorian and early Colonial Revival design, and the variety and shear number of outstanding examples is truly impressive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Street%E2%80%93Catherine_Street%E2%80%93Old_Beach_Road_Historic_District Log in to Reply Ry says: 13 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:23 am Two gorgeous farms in Ashe County, NC, one possibly dating from 1807. My apologies for the filters on the second listing, I don’t think it improves the pictures at all! http://www.ashecountyrealestate.com/properties/nc-farm-perfect-bed-and-breakfast-potential.html http://www.ashecountyrealestate.com/properties/historic-ashe-county-nc-farm.html Log in to Reply polly says: 15 comments 08/05/2017 at 6:25 am Another beautiful house, with big barn, in Bellows Falls, VT. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Bellows-Falls-VT/pmf,pf_pt/92038138_zpid/15090_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/43.161303,-72.425523,43.110257,-72.480455_rect/13_zm/ Log in to Reply David McCauslin says: 69 comments 08/05/2017 at 8:06 am Another few gems from the Heritage Hills district of Grand Rapids, MI and East Grand Rapids areas: https://www.trulia.com/property/3091599944-356-Cherry-St-SE-Grand-Rapids-MI-49503 https://www.trulia.com/property/3129396950-559-College-Ave-Grand-Rapids-MI-49503 https://www.trulia.com/property/3269598912-975-Rosewood-Ave-SE-East-Grand-Rapids-MI-49506 Log in to Reply allan says: 79 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:27 pm 3 Fixer-uppers in Wadesboro, North Carolina for under 100K; They have mucked up the kitchen, but a brick Victorian is nice to see. Enough to work with for 49,900. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NC/68702249_zpid/36_rid/0-50000_price/0-184_mp/1800-1915_built/35.074684,-79.711647,34.749794,-80.14698_rect/10_zm/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NC/68700336_zpid/36_rid/0-100000_price/0-368_mp/1800-1915_built/34.96517,-79.975405,34.883959,-80.084239_rect/12_zm/ https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NC/68701744_zpid/36_rid/0-100000_price/0-368_mp/1800-1915_built/34.980291,-80.041795,34.939703,-80.096212_rect/13_zm/ Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3497 comments 08/05/2017 at 6:16 pm I really like the little Bricktorian. Lots of potential to restore it to a charming little place. Log in to Reply Lottie says: 376 comments 08/10/2017 at 2:46 am The brick one in Wadesboro is darling, but it is very close to downtown. I hope I don’t offend anyone by saying it would make a cute house for a business. Love the big white 2 story house in Wadesboro for $60,000. The room with wall to wall book shelves would be great! Log in to Reply Marc says: 241 comments 08/05/2017 at 12:32 pm Here’s some remarkable LA properties I’ve found. Yes, most of us have to ignore prices when dreaming in LA County, but there are some unique houses to admire. Here’s an amazing craftsman bungalow that looks in almost original condition and an easy walk from the nice part of downtown Pasadena. A dream project for me. https://www.trulia.com/property/3273161781-627-S-Marengo-Ave-Pasadena-CA-91106 Here’s an incredible Spanish/Mediterranean mansion perched over the Pacific with ties to the mysterious death of a silent movie star. http://www.17520revello.com/ This is just a gorgeous aeroplane craftsman:https: //www.zillow.com/homedetails/1330-N-Louise-St-Glendale-CA-91207/65243070_zpid/ Here’s a Greene & Greene house in Pasadena that looks more English than their normal Arts & Crafts style: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/460-Bellefontaine-St-Pasadena-CA-91105/20860187_zpid/ Another Pasadena craftsman mansion with an unusually mid-landing balcony and the best front door ever: https://www.trulia.com/property/3274880533-1457-Casa-Grande-St-Pasadena-CA-91104 And here is one of the most bizzare exteriors I’ve ever seen; interior is blah:https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1914-W-20th-St-Los-Angeles-CA-90018/20603446_zpid/ Log in to Reply doug green says: 83 comments 08/05/2017 at 5:50 pm The Glendale house is about six blocks West of me. It is a beautiful house and in immaculate condition. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/06/2017 at 11:16 pm Here’s a working link for the Glendale house = very pretty https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1330-N-Louise-St-Glendale-CA-91207/65243070_zpid/?fullpage=true Log in to Reply Arianna says: 92 comments 08/08/2017 at 5:04 pm Both the second and third craftsmen are an absolute dream!!! Drooling over every single room in both of those homes, ESPECIALLY the kitchen in the Pasadena! Ahh. If only I had $1.5M lying around… Log in to Reply says: 7 comments 08/05/2017 at 2:11 pm Thought this was an interesting find for Stephen King fans, like myself ☺️ https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/664-River-Rd-Orrington-ME-04474/95245615_zpid/ Log in to Reply Teri R says: 283 comments 08/05/2017 at 5:38 pm I drove by this stunning old beauty today in Decatur IL! The porch has amazing detail. Small curves everywhere on the exterior of the home. $125,000! 300 W Prairie Ave, Decatur, IL 62522 https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Decatur-IL/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/84811796_zpid/24339_rid/1740-1920_built/1_pnd/zest_sort/39.876546,-88.890081,39.838661,-88.964754_rect/13_zm/0_mmm/? Another link of pictures! https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Decatur-IL/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/84811796_zpid/24339_rid/1740-1920_built/1_pnd/zest_sort/39.876546,-88.890081,39.838661,-88.964754_rect/13_zm/0_mmm/? Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/06/2017 at 11:30 pm Wow Teri – thanks’. Great, high style, eclectic Victorian. Front door and interior door glass is outstanding! Upper hallway with floor to ceiling Lincrusta is unusual and very nicely preserved. Pretty sure exterior cladding on 2 and 3 is pressed tin. Such a wild and exuberant house! A right gem at a pretty good price. I certainly would be looking at it every day too! 😉 Hope John Shifflet sees this.. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/05/2017 at 5:59 pm Only house by Addison Mizner remaining in the Northern states. It is unlike his Florida houses, resembles an Adirondack camp. Stunning place & I want to adopt the stove in the kitchen. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19-Rock-Hall-Rd-Colebrook-CT-06021/57796955_zpid/ 1896 farmhouse, looks older. Beautiful property on a river & views to lower your blood pressure daily. I wish there weren’t so many gas fireplaces inserted into antique houses. http://virginiaestates.com/properties/130939-695-PLAINS-MILL-RD-TIMBERVILLE-Virginia-22853/ Victorian in the Shenandoah Valley with potential. https://www.zillow.com/homes/79-Spruce-St,-Monterey,-VA-24465_rb/ Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 828 comments 08/05/2017 at 8:54 pm In Highland County, VA (an extraordinarily beautiful mountainous county in far western Virginia) here is a late 19th century Doctor’s house and office for sale at $145K. The wallpaper is either amazing or horrendous, depending on your perspective. If it’s in good condition I would keep it, it is certainly unique. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/79-S-Spruce-St-Monterey-VA-24465/2097206250_zpid/?fullpage=true Log in to Reply Mike says: 67 comments 08/06/2017 at 12:10 am For a cool $2.25 mil you can live in the one-time house of Chicago Outfit boss Tony ‘Big Tuna’ Accardo. House is from ’26, Accardo moved in in the ’40s and sold it to a Mars Candy exec in ’51. http://caporalerealty.com/Property/1_09632400-1431_ASHLAND_Avenue-RIVER_FOREST-IL-60305-70880843 Log in to Reply cheryl plato says: 179 comments 08/06/2017 at 12:27 am After you posted an Atchison KS house I fell in love with the entire town. Here’s one of my favorites http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1117-N-3rd-St_Atchison_KS_66002_M85648-56114#photo0 and a sweet old fixer upper with potential on another street http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1424-S-8th-St_Atchison_KS_66002_M76483-39453#photo1 a lovely Victorian in Williamsport PA http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/265-Lincoln-Ave_Williamsport_PA_17701_M31444-96022#photo1 1898 riverfront in Maiden Rock WI http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/W3390-State-Road-35_Maiden-Rock_WI_54750_M77519-76099#photo22 finally a quaint little 1887 MN cottage, inside got a little remuddled http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/510-N-7th-St_Lake-City_MN_55041_M73719-57704#photo1 Log in to Reply Keith Rowell says: 31 comments 08/06/2017 at 9:55 am Victorian in Georgia. The Ezell House. http://ezellhouse01.weebly.com/ http://ezellhouse01.weebly.com/uploads/3/7/4/7/37476717/300nmd-entrance1_5_orig.jpg Log in to Reply shelly hamilton says: 8 comments 08/06/2017 at 10:17 am http://circaoldhouses.com/theres-an-empty-mansion-for-sale-on-410-acres-and-you-should-buy-it/ Yes please! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11828 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/06/2017 at 11:29 am It’s off market at the moment. But the comments on the OHD post are interesting. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/10/31/c-1856-italianate-milford-va-2200000/ Log in to Reply Majolicadavid says: 54 comments 08/06/2017 at 5:59 pm Kelly it’s still for sale. I think they relisted it with price change.http://www.frankhardy.com/eng/sales/detail/334-l-4544-9lyjbx/spring-grove-milford-va-22514 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11828 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/07/2017 at 10:14 am Ok thanks, I’ll look into it and update the info. Update: Nope, not for sale. Log in to Reply RT says: 117 comments 08/06/2017 at 11:00 am This front door! The top landing! Mmmmm…butler’s pantry. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Kingston-NY/_type/32837146_zpid/5437_rid/30_days/42.038074,-73.905545,41.873906,-74.137631_rect/11_zm/2_p/0_mmm/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/06/2017 at 7:23 pm Wow, you’re not kidding – that front door & vestibule area are something! Neat staircase, too. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1069 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 08/08/2017 at 12:37 pm OMG! I’ve never seen a front door that spectacular! sort of reminds me of old train cars for some reason. What a beauty of a home. Log in to Reply Julles says: 533 comments OHD Supporter 08/06/2017 at 11:18 am Kelly, just wanted to say something that Van and I have been thinking for a while. Old House Dreams has become a part of our lives. We don’t go to a new city without looking it up on OHD first. We were in Madison GA on my birthday and saw a gorgeous house there from the archives then we had to go see the Uncle Remus house too. It was so much fun! Sometimes we pick where we are going by what houses we want to see from OHD. Van and I dream about a TV series going around the country to film those houses, get the history and talk about the details. Then we could get comments on it from all the gang who have all become warm friends that we can’t wait to hear what they have to say about a house. I see you all in my head when I read your comments now, lol! And when life gets stressful looking at the houses and reading the comments is a Little slice of beauty, peace, laughter and sometimes outrage that never fails to put life a little better. So, thank you for your hard work and your passion and thank you to all of those who share a little of yourself when you comment. You are all beloved and make the world a better place for being in it. God bless you! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11828 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/06/2017 at 11:46 am Thanks Julles! I appreciate that. <3 I'm sure everyone else here does too since the comments are the best part of OHD. We drove to Villa Rica, GA for a family reunion yesterday. I think I drove my husband crazy, for most of the trip we avoided the interstates and drove through small towns. "Oh, look at that old house!" "I've posted that house before!" "That house was built before the Civil War and was moved there!" "That use to be a B&B." "I don't think I've ever posted a house in this town, I should look when we get home!" His responses went from "That's nice." "Really?" to "Watch that car!" "That car is turning!" "Get in the other lane!" "You've missed the turn!" "We're lost...." "E#%U&#!" I'm such a good drive-by house guide. 😀 Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/06/2017 at 3:51 pm I’d love to drive with you, Kelly! In YOUR car though! Log in to Reply Kara says: 2 comments 08/06/2017 at 11:21 am This lovely house is in Grants Pass, OR. I hope no one has posted this one. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1006-NW-Conklin-Ave-Grants-Pass-OR-97526/60771223_zpid/?fullpage=true Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/06/2017 at 7:32 pm I love the front bedroom with the shallow bay & casement windows! Incl. the wallpaper in that room – would keep it. Same with the green bathroom. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/06/2017 at 3:53 pm I just found 2 cottages, very different from one another but equally irresistable. https://www.zillow.com/homes/29-Main-Street,-Rockport,-Maine,-04856_rb/ and https://www.zillow.com/homes/515-N.-7th-Street%09Grand-Junction,-Colorado,-81501_rb/ Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/06/2017 at 7:33 pm Agreed! Apples & oranges, but both really very nice! Eenie, meenie, minie, moe… Log in to Reply Majolicadavid says: 54 comments 08/06/2017 at 6:05 pm Here is an amazing antebellum Italianate with most of the original furnishings still in house.http://www.thesteelegroupsir.com/mls-single/1722926 Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/06/2017 at 11:44 pm https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7314-Camden-Farm-Rd-Caroline-VA-22535/2093698758_zpid/?fullpage=true WOW! I mean – WOW! Price schmice – the place is amazing. Thank you! 🙂 Log in to Reply NonaK says: 248 comments 08/07/2017 at 9:39 am If I win the lottery I might have to move back to Virginia! Too bad it has lost the awesome tower, but still absolutely beautiful! Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 828 comments 08/08/2017 at 7:40 pm If I win the lottery first I will buy it. I’ll invite NonaK and all OHDers to stay in the guest house. Wow. 1400 acres, waterfront, Victorian mansion right out of Samuel Sloan’s pattern book. Amazing. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1069 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 08/08/2017 at 12:44 pm Just, wow. And the french porcelain bathroom sink…. sigh…. Log in to Reply Grace Ebner says: 1 comments 08/06/2017 at 6:26 pm Thought this house was really neat! I have never heard of the Lustron Metal Houses before. According to the ad, “Lustron Metal House Company only built 2,500 of these all metal home in the mid-late 1940’s for GI’s returning home from World War II. The home was manufactured to be “decay proof, rust proof, termite proof” and thought to be the future of residential real estate.” http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2906-Hudson-Dr_Cuyahoga-Falls_OH_44221_M32693-55762#photo0 Log in to Reply Julles says: 533 comments OHD Supporter 08/06/2017 at 9:54 pm Someone needs to not only put them on the National Register but put them on the endangered list. How many Lustrons are still around? They are an amazing technology idea and we shouldn’t lose that creativity. They remind me of FLW Usonian homes, a leap ahead for the working class American. Log in to Reply Arianna says: 92 comments 08/08/2017 at 5:13 pm There is a baby blue Lustron in my small town of 10,000. Just a block away from me. I’d love to see the inside! Log in to Reply Mike says: 67 comments 08/07/2017 at 11:13 am That’s a nice one! There are two Lustrons not far from me…one has been covered in vinyl siding! Log in to Reply Lancaster John says: 828 comments 08/08/2017 at 7:43 pm I know of two Lustrons in Harrisburg, PA and one in Lebanon, PA. There are websites and active groups devoted to their preservation. I don’t recall the details, but not so many years ago a military base offered its Lustrons essentially for free (if they were moved) but I think all but one got demolished because no one took them. Sad. Log in to Reply peeweebc says: 1069 comments OHD Supporter 1885 Italianate. MI 08/09/2017 at 12:28 pm Cute little metal house, I’ve never heard of it either but jeez it’s kinda neat! I wonder if it’s loud when it rains. Is the interior metal too? Very interesting, must show hubs. Log in to Reply Sue says: 1130 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 08/06/2017 at 8:58 pm This is Dick Cavettes home. Not old but the original burned in 1997 to the ground with only the chimney left. Known as Tick Hall, it was rebuilt in 2001. Dick Cavett and his wife decided to rebuild an exact replica, right down to leaving any flaws or “problems” from the original. Just beautiful and 62,000,000 million dollars. https://www.corcoran.com/hamptons/Listings/Display/5161527#WebID=54557 Some history. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/wank-article-022001 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11828 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/08/2017 at 12:19 pm Wow, if you didn’t know it was rebuilt it’d think it was older. Although for $62M, think of all the homes one could buy and restore. 😀 Log in to Reply Sue says: 1130 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 08/10/2017 at 8:50 pm $62M is outrageous. That is the Hamptons for you. I had to post though because the rebuild is just so amazing. Log in to Reply natira121 says: 648 comments OHD Supporter 1877 Vernacular Columbia River Gorge, WA 08/08/2017 at 12:29 pm Wow! Talk about location!!!! Just stunning! I showed it to my husband who promptly had a mild heart attack due to sticker shock. This is a regular occurance when I show him places from OHD. Though to give him credit, he drools over the awesome and ridiculously low-priced listings as much as I do. Log in to Reply Neness says: 50 comments 08/06/2017 at 10:14 pm Was a guest at “Camden” several years ago and am shocked that the family is selling it. The house was a virtual time warp since it’s construction, and unchanged except for the tower which was blown off the house by the Yankees to prevent it from being used as a lookout. I see that the furnishings have been “thinned out”, the interior finishes changed, and the décor very much modernized. What a pity. Log in to Reply JimH says: 5119 comments OHD Supporter 08/07/2017 at 12:08 pm Neness, there’s a HABS photoset of Camden from 1980, maybe like you saw it before the new paint and jacuzzi. It’s lovely now but not quite the same: https://www.loc.gov/item/va0302/ Still, I’d be happy to take the caretaker job there for no pay, and the use of the bungalow on the river, and the run of the grounds. Just need an old truck and a good dog or 2. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/07/2017 at 9:53 pm Well I guess that explains why a house so (relatively) well preserved is missing it’s tower. Thanks’ Log in to Reply Robinjn says: 254 comments 08/06/2017 at 10:26 pm This house is just being posted by a FB friend who is calling it a disaster and non-rehab material because of the (glorious!!) dining room. It does need work but check out the rose tile bathroom! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1314-6th-St-Boonville-MO-65233/126979490_zpid/ Log in to Reply Paul Price says: 200 comments 08/06/2017 at 11:03 pm Lovely home for a bargain price. 5br. 2ba. 28000?? 821 Jefferson St, Van Buren, AR 72956 $28,000 | 5 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/821-Jefferson-St_Van-Buren_AR_72956_M79301-53802 Log in to Reply Neness says: 50 comments 08/07/2017 at 2:11 pm JimH Thank you for helping me recall what it looked like before those changes. Unfortunately it made the contrast with the new look even greater. When I was there 9 or 10 years ago the family was living in the cottage and, wanting to preserve it’s history, was using the main house for special occasions. Log in to Reply Jenny Howard says: 1 comments 08/07/2017 at 3:57 pm Hi! Beautiful circa 1812 Historic home in Lebanon, OH! National Register of Historic Places, a beautiful and meticulously maintained home! See link for details! Thanks! Jenny Howard https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1524004/1255-N-Broadway-St-Lebanon-OH-45036 Log in to Reply paul bednar says: 1 comments 08/07/2017 at 7:06 pm Elgin Illinois, in the Elgin historic District http://mredllc.com/smyl/myListing/?id=MDk2OTQ2Njc6OTAwNg Log in to Reply Matt Z says: 104 comments 08/08/2017 at 11:39 am A few recently listed homes in Upstate New York… Beautiful Greek Revival in Delanson, NY outside of Cobleskill https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6139-Schoharie-Tpke-Delanson-NY-12053/32479099_zpid/?fullpage=true Gorgeous woodwork in this transitional Colonial Revival in Fort Plain, NY https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-West-St-Fort-Plain-NY-13339/31058134_zpid/?fullpage=true https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Jackson-St-Amsterdam-NY-12010/53172338_zpid/?fullpage=true Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/08/2017 at 8:11 pm I really like the house in Fort Plain. Beautiful front door & entry hall, with that large window on the stair landing. Nice woodowork – light enough for my taste, and the large window in the front of the upstairs hall – it’s just as nice inside as it looks from the outside. Plus the floor plan looks to be convenient. Log in to Reply Paul Price says: 200 comments 08/08/2017 at 8:28 pm I love the windows in the Fort Plain home. BTW, these are some of the best prices we have seen in New York properties. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11828 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/08/2017 at 12:23 pm Appreciate all the shares this week! I’ve added a good handful to my to-post list. 🙂 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11828 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/08/2017 at 1:13 pm I really, really, really dislike (most) flippers. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/03/22/kingston-nh/ https://www.redfin.com/NH/Kingston/77-North-Rd-03848/home/88175278 Log in to Reply CharlestonJohn says: 1126 comments 08/08/2017 at 5:39 pm They’ve sucked the character out of a legitimately historically significant house this time. And now I officially hate gray paint. The circa 1770-80 Federal style D. Young House (ruined by flippers circa 2017)… https://www.kingstonnh.org/sites/kingstonnh/files/u73/1983.tw_.130.pdf Log in to Reply Rob says: 39 comments 08/09/2017 at 8:51 am Very sad to see this house so abused. As a caretaker of a historic home much of my restoration involves undoing the poor choices of previous caretakers. I hope a buyer will come along who will respect the integrity of the home and undo the “updates”. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/10/2017 at 12:20 pm I’ve seen worse. At least they left some of the wood work alone. The kitchen is a real loss. Sad. Log in to Reply Erin says: 3 comments 08/08/2017 at 3:29 pm The Fred Smart house on the national register. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7-Salina-St_Lacona_NY_13083_M45410-34191 Log in to Reply Hoyt Clagwell says: 247 comments 08/08/2017 at 5:58 pm I love the old pressed tin faux stone siding. I’ve never seen it used on a house before–just commercial buildings and a church. That freestanding staircase is wonderful. Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/10/2017 at 12:24 pm Pretty sure the house Teri R posted this week, (about half way up), has the same pressed tin cladding. It is very unusual to see on domestic structures. This example is in better shape than the above; but it’s a really cool house so dont miss it. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1746 comments 08/08/2017 at 3:39 pm My sister & husband signed the contract yesterday on this house. It’s different and I think cool. I’m going out next month to help, can’t wait to see it in person! All lined with cedar, it’s a log house underneath everything. Trashed by a previous tenant, repaired by the sellers as it was except for “upgrades” in the kitchen & new slate kitchen floor. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7960-Bradburn-Blvd-Westminster-CO-80030/12994173_zpid/ Log in to Reply Amy Haggstrom says: 1 comments 08/08/2017 at 6:20 pm This lovely home is looking for a new family to love and appreciate it! Please contact Amy Haggstrom for details. https://www.npdodge.com/property/133755873/400-ANTIQUE-CITY-Drive-WALNUT-IA-51577 Log in to Reply says: 13 comments 08/08/2017 at 8:13 pm http://www.ebby.com/property/147804413/8000-c-r-1117-snyder-tx-79549 This is an amazing 3,000+ acre ranch in Texas. It has a GORGEOUS 1902 stone 6000 sf house that is like a time capsule with few updates. If only i had $21 Million… Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 301 comments 08/08/2017 at 9:47 pm https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/57-Atkinson-St-Bellows-Falls-VT-05101/75475724_zpid/ $149K I want that golden cream color on the porch for my house — anybody know a current match for it? Built 1865, so the tower is a later addition, and that blank wall under the middle gable makes me think the house originally faced to the side. Log in to Reply Joe says: 754 comments 08/09/2017 at 12:16 pm E-mail the Realtor and ask. She can ask the homeowner if they know, if she is willing. The worst that can happen is that she will say no, or they won’t know. – By the way, It looks to me like this started life as Italianate. It looks like there might have been a square tower on the roof, which might have been removed when the Queen Anne tower was added. I like the house a lot. Log in to Reply nightingale13 says: 40 comments OH 08/09/2017 at 7:23 am https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Wellsville-OH/33284913_zpid/14522_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.714216,-80.581456,40.560243,-80.801182_rect/11_zm/2_p/ THIS HOUSE IS AMAZING Log in to Reply Cathy F. says: 2217 comments 08/09/2017 at 12:34 pm The glass, esp. the stair landing’s window, is lovely! Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/10/2017 at 12:40 pm Cathy’s sure right about the glass: outstanding throughout! Really great house overall; just needs a bit of this and that. Great price! Nice find. TY Log in to Reply nightingale13 says: 40 comments OH 08/09/2017 at 7:24 am https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Lisbon-OH/33252597_zpid/25609_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.891715,-80.539742,40.584235,-80.979195_rect/10_zm/2_p/ Log in to Reply nightingale13 says: 40 comments OH 08/09/2017 at 7:28 am I have seen this house in person many of times. It is well kept and in a gorgeous country setting. Absolutely stunning curb appeal. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Minerva-OH/33283665_zpid/46561_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.737023,-81.035489,40.727413,-81.049222_rect/15_zm/ Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/10/2017 at 12:48 pm Very appealing indeed: the house has amazing design, symmetry and scale. The exterior is brilliantly preserved; postcard / picture book worthy really; gorgeous all around. Unfortunately the interior is a complete disaster and has very little if ANY original fabric left. What a shame……….. Thanks’ for the link. Log in to Reply Matt Z says: 104 comments 08/09/2017 at 3:48 pm https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/931-Shelving-Rock-Rd-Fort-Ann-NY-12827/32889615_zpid/?fullpage=true Always envious of this home’s porch when I used to drive by in my parents boat growing up. Wish I could see more of the interior, looks like a time capsule to me. It is part of the George Knapp estate. Knapp owned Union Carbine at the turn of the century. However, this home predates him. It was part of a hotel complex that used to be on the site. (The Hundred Island House http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hundred-Island-House-Lake-George-NY-1904-Photo-/290690542637). Knapp bought the hotel and the surrounding land in 1901 and built his mansion, “Big House.” Big house and its impressive boat house were destroyed in a fire in the 20’s. https://sites.google.com/site/terryolmsted/index-5/chapter-220 The Caretaker’s cottage built by the Knapp family is also for sale. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/901-Shelving-Rock-Rd-Fort-Ann-NY-12827/32889618_zpid/?fullpage=true Here is an original Architectural rendering of the Caretaker’s cottage https://www.stcroixarchitecture.com/products/gardeners-cottage-knapp-estate-lake-george-ny-1916-lithograph-guy-lowell Log in to Reply Rosewater says: 6541 comments OHD Supporter 1875 Italianate cottage Noblesville, IN 08/10/2017 at 12:53 pm The boat / yacht sure looks like fun! Log in to Reply Phoebe Merriam says: 1 comments 08/10/2017 at 11:11 am http://phoebemerriam.kwrealty.com/listing/mlsid/18/propertyid/72207447/ Log in to Reply says: 1 comments 08/11/2017 at 8:41 pm This is a beauty. 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