August 4, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11699 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    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.

    • BugLadyBugLady says: 68 comments

      Enjoy your time off. Love those pictures!

    • Leigh Anne Korzep says: 16 comments

      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.

    • jill says: 1 comments

      thank you for posting all of these. I love looking at all these houses! they are amazing

  2. BugLadyBugLady says: 68 comments

    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

    • 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!

    • Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments

      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.

    • Lancaster John says: 715 comments

      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)

    • Eric Unhinged says: 835 comments

      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.

    • GeoffreyPS says: 103 comments

      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.

    • eatonclark says: 2 comments

      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!

    • jenny says: 58 comments

      I was a young woman in the 70s and wish someone would explain that decade to me, too.

    • AmyJ says: 2 comments

      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!

    • SueSue says: 1160 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      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*

      • Joe says: 730 comments

        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.

    • DianeEG says: 537 comments

      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.

  3. says: 1 comments

    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

    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 980 comments
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      1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

      Drewn, I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Your childhood home is lovely.

    • Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments

      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.

    • Joe says: 730 comments

      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

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1036 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      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.

    • Arianna says: 76 comments

      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.

    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 980 comments
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      I really like the Stamford house, RT!

      Those attic spaces could make some charming bedrooms.

    • Peg says: 60 comments

      I love the Stanford house, too!

    • Cathy F. says: 2186 comments

      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!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      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.

    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 256 comments

      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 cochรจre, 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.

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1036 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      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 !

      • Cathy F. says: 2186 comments

        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.

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Matt Z says: 98 comments

      Rosewater, I agree!…looks like Montclair, Ridgewood, or perhaps the Oranges? The wood framed home screams Henry Hudson Holly.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Yeah, especially with those chimneys: and that one with the unexplainable bump out between 2 and 3 – is pretty wild. Cheers Matt.

    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 980 comments
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      1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

      HOLY SMOKE!

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1040 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      Coolmore might just have the best Italianate interior I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the link.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        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! ๐Ÿ™‚ https://flic.kr/p/by5KvX

    • Eric Unhinged says: 835 comments

      I am in awe. Coolemore is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing it!

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Couldn’t agree more; and all the stylistically matching dependencies really put the place WAY over the top in my book.

    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 256 comments

      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.

    • EileenM says: 288 comments

      I would buy this place just for the staircase.

  5. JkleebJkleeb says: 187 comments
    Seattle, WA

    Wow! Three for one in todayโ€™s photo-maybe a family compound added to over time-hence the mix of styles?
    I love the weekly must read idea-I didnโ€™t know Virginia McAlesterโ€™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/

    • Cathy F. says: 2186 comments

      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!

    • says: 15 comments

      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.

    • Laurie W. says: 1770 comments

      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.

    • JullesJulles says: 530 comments
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      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.

  6. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 980 comments
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    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/

    • Mike says: 316 comments

      A great house and great article, although it was sad to know that the owners’ grandson is currently unable to buy it…

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Gorgeous! Sure would be nice to spend summers in such an amazing place. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laurie W. says: 1770 comments

      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.

    • Cathy F. says: 2186 comments

      Wow, cool article & photos! Thanks.

    • Gwenn says: 108 comments

      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!

  7. JkleebJkleeb says: 187 comments
    Seattle, WA

    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?

  8. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    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!

  9. Matt Z says: 98 comments

    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

  10. Mike says: 316 comments

    Won’t you be my neighbor? ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

  11. Lindsay G says: 582 comments

    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/

  12. JeSouth says: 38 comments

    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

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      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!

  13. Melissa M says: 45 comments

    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 !

  14. Rachel says: 1 comments

    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/

    • Peg says: 60 comments

      Great find! I’m smitten with this one. What a beautifully designed bungalow! There are interesting details around every corner.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      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

    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 256 comments

      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.

    • Lindsay G says: 582 comments

      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!

    • Ry says: 7 comments

      “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.

    • cheryl plato says: 180 comments

      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.

    • Lindsay G says: 582 comments

      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!

    • AZLady says: 17 comments

      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.

  15. Peg says: 60 comments

    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

  16. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1040 comments
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    Charleston, SC

    Gorgeous FSBO 1853 Gothic Revival in KY…
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/401-S-Hubbards-Ln-Louisville-KY-40207/2093241525_zpid/

  17. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    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

  18. Flowerlady says: 83 comments

    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.

  19. Ed Ferris says: 311 comments

    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.

  20. Nicholas Aro says: 5 comments

    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

    • Ed Ferris says: 311 comments

      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.

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1040 comments

      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

  21. Ry says: 7 comments

    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

    • Bethany Otto says: 3313 comments

      I really like the little Bricktorian. Lots of potential to restore it to a charming little place.

      • Lottie says: 393 comments

        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!

  22. Marc says: 221 comments

    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/

  23. says: 5 comments

    Thought this was an interesting find for Stephen King fans, like myself โ˜บ๏ธ

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/664-River-Rd-Orrington-ME-04474/95245615_zpid/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope John Shifflet sees this..

  24. Laurie W. says: 1770 comments

    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/

  25. Lancaster John says: 715 comments

    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

  26. Mike says: 66 comments

    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

  27. JullesJulles says: 530 comments
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    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!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11699 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. Kara says: 2 comments

    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

    • Cathy F. says: 2186 comments

      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.

  29. Majolicadavid says: 51 comments

    Here is an amazing antebellum Italianate with most of the original furnishings still in house.http://www.thesteelegroupsir.com/mls-single/1722926

  30. Grace Ebner says: 1 comments

    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

    • JullesJulles says: 530 comments
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      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.

    • Mike says: 66 comments

      That’s a nice one! There are two Lustrons not far from me…one has been covered in vinyl siding!

      • Lancaster John says: 715 comments

        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.

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1036 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      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.

  31. SueSue says: 1160 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    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

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11699 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      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. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • natira121natira121 says: 525 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      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.

  32. Neness says: 46 comments

    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 dรฉcor very much modernized. What a pity.

    • JimHJimH says: 4850 comments
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      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.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Well I guess that explains why a house so (relatively) well preserved is missing it’s tower. Thanks’

  33. Robinjn says: 252 comments

    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/

  34. Paul Price says: 202 comments

    Lovely home for a bargain price. 5br. 2ba. 28000??

    821 Jefferson St, Van Buren, AR 72956

    $28,000 | 5 Bed โ€ข 2 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/821-Jefferson-St_Van-Buren_AR_72956_M79301-53802

  35. Neness says: 46 comments

    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.

  36. Jenny Howard says: 1 comments

    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

  37. paul bednar says: 1 comments

    Elgin Illinois, in the Elgin historic District
    http://mredllc.com/smyl/myListing/?id=MDk2OTQ2Njc6OTAwNg

    • Cathy F. says: 2186 comments

      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.

    • Paul Price says: 202 comments

      I love the windows in the Fort Plain home. BTW, these are some of the best prices we have seen in New York properties.

  38. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11699 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Appreciate all the shares this week! I’ve added a good handful to my to-post list. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11699 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    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

    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 256 comments

      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.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        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.

  40. Laurie W. says: 1770 comments

    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/

  41. Amy Haggstrom says: 1 comments

    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

  42. says: 13 comments

    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…

  43. Ed Ferris says: 311 comments

    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.

    • Joe says: 730 comments

      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.

  44. 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/

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      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.

  45. Matt Z says: 98 comments

    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

  46. says: 1 comments

    This is a beauty. One of few remaining Octagon Home left in the country
    https://h3e.mlspin.com/MLS.Reports/ListingDetails.aspx

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