August 11, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion

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Book of the Week!

The Elements of Style by Stephen Calloway & Elizabeth Cromley

” Owners and potential buyers of period houses, restorers, architects, interior designers and historical preservationists will find this reference invaluable. The Elements of Style is the most comprehensive visual survey, period-by-period, feature-by-feature, of the styles that have had the greatest impact on interiors of American and British domestic architecture. Compiled by a team of experts, this is the first book on architectural styles that is comprehensive, incredibly thorough, and accessible in its presentation of individual details. This magnificent volume covers more than 500 years of architectural styles from Tudor to Post-Modern and includes American and British vernacular styles. First published in 1991 (with 150,000 copies sold), this new edition is expanded to include the most contemporary styles. Detailed illustrations include 3,000 analytical drawings and historic engravings, 400 photographs in color and 1,000 in black and white. The heart of The Elements of Style is a chronological survey of the primary styles and periods of architectural design. Each chapter begins with an illustrated essay, then covers in detail features such as: Doors Windows Walls, floors and ceilings Staircases Ironwork and hardware Woodwork and built-in furniture Kitchen stoves and fireplaces Essential period architectural details, and more. The book also includes: A useful system of quick reference, employing color-coded tabs showing how particular features evolved over time, and A fully updated resource list with contact information for locating suppliers of those design elements illustrated throughout the book. The Elements of Style is the essential reference for preservationists, architects, interior designers, owners of period homes, and historians. “

121 Comments on August 11, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion

  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8023 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sorry for the short posting week. Some people think this site has more people running it than just me. I did hire someone to keep up with status/price changes but when I’m off there are no posts and no newsletters sent. There’s about 5500 houses on the site so you can always browse old posts, the search bar on the right lets you look at any time, period, price and status when I’m off or better yet, read past link exchange post comments.

    About the book of the week, I linked (click the photo or the title of the book) to the 1991 edition. Visit Amazon and click their “Look Inside” link/photo to check out the awesomeness of this book. Black and white and color photos along with illustrations of the different features, interior and exterior of residential architecture from the Tudor era to the 1970s. Take a peek at the illustrations of windows, doors, newel posts, floors, ceilings, walls, built-ins, metal work, lighting, mantels, stoves, hardware and even tubs, toilets and sinks! Last weeks book were for those interested in learning about the different styles, this book are for those wanting to know more about the details.

    There’s a 1997 edition: link and a newer 2012 edition: link or the 1991 edition linked above.




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  2. Lindsay G says: 606 comments

    A 1902 mansion in Massachusetts.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29-Ingersoll-Grv-Springfield-MA-01109/56215536_zpid/

    An 1899 Victorian.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2428-Bryant-Ave-S-Minneapolis-MN-55405/2000632_zpid/

    A pricey mansion that has a lot of updates to it but still holds a lot of charm at the same time, you just need to look for them!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38-Gray-St-Amherst-MA-01002/80391734_zpid/

    A bit of a fixer-upper built in 1906.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/84-N-Pine-Ave-Albany-NY-12203/29641559_zpid/

    And I’m just crazy in love with this little 1925 stone cottage!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/751-S-Lake-Blvd-Mahopac-NY-10541/31910069_zpid/




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    • Bethany says: 1996 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      I wouldn’t do much fixing-up to that great house in Albany; just whatever was necessary but very little cosmetically. I like it just the way it is!

      That stone cottage is awesome but a little close to the water line, yikes!




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    • krstout says: 38 comments

      The Amherst house is beautiful and really nicely renovated. Curious about the taxes. According to Zillow the taxes went from $9K in 2016 to $24K in 2017. That’s a 168% increase!! Ouch.




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      • RT says: 73 comments

        It looks like they did extensive renovations. You can see the lot is all dirt in Google maps. I assume taxes were much higher afterwards. Aside from a few things, I really like it. If I do relocate, a college town is one of my criteria.




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Lindsay,

      Wow, so many interesting finds. I adore the stone cottage. Wow, what a spot. I also love, love the 1899 Victorian. Why is there a woodstove in the attic though, vented to the roof? Since there is duct work on the floor it cannot be so you can use the space? Or is it to heat the space to aid in heating the house? I also was wondering what is all the wall in the attic of the fixer upper. It has pipes going to it.




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  3. Lindsay G says: 606 comments

    A home built in 1912 located in Yonkers NY.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/229-Van-Cortlandt-Park-Ave-Yonkers-NY-10705/2093263903_zpid/

    A 1901 stone house. There’s a lot that seems to suggest it might be a bit older than 1901 though. Zillow gets confused sometimes I think.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3460-Bedminster-Rd-Ottsville-PA-18942/8943781_zpid/

    An 1825 farmhouse with a big red barn adorned with hex symbols. I’m in love!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/721-Headquarters-Rd-Ottsville-PA-18942/2094534869_zpid/

    An 1887 historic property located in Philly. I can’t remember if I posted this before or not but here it is again.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2134-Spruce-St-Philadelphia-PA-19103/2096696615_zpid/




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    • cheryl plato says: 151 comments

      Some really great old houses, good eye! Agree with you think the first Ottsville house is 100 years older? What idyllic settings on both Ottsville homes too.




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    • Bethany says: 1996 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      Yonkers–Oh my gosh what a neat house! That stained glass window, that fireplace, that kitchen, that original bathroom!




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    • shellbell67 says: 132 comments

      The one in Yonkers is crazy cool & it makes me smile! 🙂




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1314 comments

      I like that first one in Worcester Co., MA! Other than changing some of the wallpapers, I like it the way it is. Incl. the kitchen, which is so light, bright, & cheery, while being calming at the same time. Pretty! And a nice screened-in porch!




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    • shellbell67 says: 132 comments

      That Boston house is gorgeous! Lots of gasping from me too!




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  4. Paul Price says: 204 comments

    just wanting to see inside. I don’t think the upstairs covered porch is original.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/114-N-Byers-Ave_Joplin_MO_64801_M77859-65664




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  5. Paul Price says: 204 comments

    They apparently got a good deal on white paint. However, there are many things to like.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/815-W-Main-St_Independence_KS_67301_M79345-72676#photo1




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    • BosqueNorse says: 208 comments

      It is a common practice among professional paint contractors to
      recommend an off white color scheme in almost all the different rooms
      of a house. Painting rooms different colors looks unattractive to me.
      However, I do like a light yellow or cream color, especially in the kitchen.




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    • Shelly B says: 3 comments

      I know…I really don’t get the new trend of bare wood, plain porch pillars these days. They just look like the stopped in the middle of a repair job and never finished it.




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  6. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1314 comments

    1916 center hall colonial revival in Mohawk Valley. Brick house w. tiled roof, & side porch. Breakfast nook looks like its table & benches are probably original, as does the ceiling light fixture in LR; triple casement windows in the DR.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/112-W-German-St-Herkimer-NY-13350/89485415_zpid/




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  7. BugLady says: 58 comments

    Heyloo again everyone! Welcome back oh fearless leader. Great Khaleesi of the great Old Homes Blogosphere!*

    Today’s theme isn’t so much of a theme, rather a location. All in sleepy little Wooster, OH. It’s about an hour and a half northeast of Columbus; an hour south of Cleveland. Home to one of the agricultural research stations (OARDC) of Ohio State University.

    Queen Anne. 1863
    See what I found on #Zillow!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1598-Burbank-Rd-Wooster-OH-44691/35721896_zpid

    Queen Anne. 1897. I drove passed this. It’s currently a B&B and on a fairly busy drive. Well, “busy” is relative. I looked at the home following this one and it’s right nearby. Other was too busy for me.
    See what I found on #Zillow!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/356-N-Market-St-Wooster-OH-44691/35716082_zpid

    1914. I liked littthings in it. But road was too busy and didn’t grab me overall. But lots of fun.
    See what I found on #Zillow!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/810-Quinby-Ave-Wooster-OH-44691/35721189_zpid

    Tudor. 1927. Has a sort of old world hunting lodge vibe to me. Love the brick fireplace.
    See what I found on #Zillow!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1652-Burbank-Rd-Wooster-OH-44691/35720796_zpid

    Be well all. For the night is dark and full of terrors.

    And I should slow down my Game of Thrones viewing.




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  8. LottieLottie says: 408 comments

    Love the stairs but lots of woodwork painted, including a scary fireplace mantel.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/300-S-Walnut-Ave,-Demopolis,-AL-36732_rb/




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    • shellbell67 says: 132 comments

      This house has some great fireplaces! I also don’t hate the color of the woodwork.




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  9. Kat says: 4 comments

    My 1940’s house is for sale in Laurens sc if anyone is interested. Look at the pictures at 120 Todd Ave Laurens sc 29360 It is not as grand as this one but it is such an amazing house to live in and the neighborhood is beautiful and full of historic homes to look at. I never get tired of walking around and looking at them.




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  10. CharlesB says: 294 comments

    Downsizer’s Delite–A Second Empire cutie in the town of Winsted, in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut, a whisker under 1200 sf:

    http://www.historichomesinct.com/details.php?mls=G10214912




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  11. Jo Ann Graham says: 27 comments

    Lovely old home in a very beautiful and revitalized Historic District. Houses for sale here are scarce as hen’s teeth.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/805-Howell-St_MC-Kinney_TX_75069_M88745-07759




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    • shellbell67 says: 132 comments

      Amazing place! I would want it to come with everything in it for sure! Beautifully decorated.




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  12. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8023 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I added a few blogs to the blog reading list:

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/recommended-blogs/




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  13. PepperReed says: 48 comments

    Beautiful Brick 1915 Farmhouse: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1297-Holt-Rd-Mason-MI-48854/127058744_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Mason is a great little town; county seat, so there’s plenty going on in it’s own right — nice little library, great ice cream store and brewery too! Plus, just over the hill from all that the state Capitol and MSU has to offer — museums, great Korean food, diversity of shops and events throughout the year.




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    • shellbell67 says: 132 comments

      Amazing! And the “extra” much older house in the background is veeeerrrrry interesting!




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  14. Genoa says: 2 comments

    2 towers, pressed tin siding, and a free standing staircase.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Salina-St-Lacona-NY-13083/53782210_zpid/




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    • shellbell67 says: 132 comments

      Wow! I love this one! Especially the staircase-how cool is that?




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    • JimHJimH says: 3296 comments
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      Genoa, thanks for the house in Lacona NY! It was built by Fred W. Smart (1859-1936) for himself and his wife Cora. Fred crafted all the fine maple woodwork and floors, and built the carriage house. He also built boats, carriages and furniture, but his most famous project was Smart’s Steam Wagon, one of the first trucks ever built.
      https://books.google.com/books?id=3KfA_2CS2C4C&pg=PA42

      Cora left the house to their nephew Ned Blodgett, who lived there until 1980. Originally, there was a finial on the left tower, cresting on the right, and a balustrade on the walk-out porch roof. The kitchen isn’t original but it’s vintage and nice – needs baths to match. The house ticks a lot of boxes, including beautiful, NRHP-listed, livable, inexpensive, authentic, peaceful location, big yard, low taxes (for NY). Snow doesn’t bother me (I just stay inside), but the somewhat remote hamlet location might. If only I was looking to move!




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  15. Ashley403 says: 86 comments

    I agree Bethany the stone cottage in Mahopac, NY is a little close to the water line. If you had young children or elderly parents or pets it would not work even as a second home. There is something about it also that gives me the willies. I know of a house in N.C. a friend owns on Lake Willey and is not this close to the water. When the house was opened for the season. It would take some time before you could stay in the house because everything is covered in that fuzzy blueish mold even on a hair brush in the bedroom, that might be why this one gives me the willies. Wonder how often the lake gets out of bank like in the spring with winter thaw also.




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  16. CharlesB says: 294 comments

    Born-on-a-Bayou-style country inn on 61 acres in the heart of the Allegany Mountains in beautiful Angelica, New York. Priced at $229,000:

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5738-Old-State-Rd_Belfast_NY_14711_M46849-97386#photo0




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  17. Ashley403 says: 86 comments

    I do not think this has been posted yet Overlooking the Delaware River this Grand Second Empire Style according to the realtor: home:https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/9101092_zpid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.519149,-75.068894,40.417155,-75.230427_rect/12_zm/




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  18. allan says: 61 comments

    2 homes, both c. 1800, joined as one. National Register of Historic Properties. Beautifully restored, on a lovely street.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91-95-King-St-Northumberland-PA-17857/2105114416_zpid/?utm_campaign=tid-0fb09b60-fd65-4451-b8f7-9c99a9f3ae60&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-paid




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1314 comments

      Really nice (except for the mounted deer head!), with a restrained elegance. Would kind of like to see that DR’s mural better. If done well, I tend to be a sucker for murals.




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1314 comments

      Oh, wow… The exterior color scheme does nothing for me, but… the interior has so many great elements! That staircase & its various details, and a bunch of the doors & windows!!




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  19. EileenM says: 162 comments

    Fulton is not too far from me. It is a small city with many beautiful older homes. But if you don’t LOVE snow, it’s not for you!




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1314 comments

      LOl, that’s true – good ol’ Lake Ontario, unfrozen, provides plenty of lake effect snow! On the other hand, a very distinct four seasons.




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  20. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1314 comments

    1914; Rather unique – one of the homes for sale within a little enclave of attached houses with a courtyard, on (or just off, dep. on how you look at it) the main street of Utica, NY:
    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/12-GENESEE-CT-UTICA-NY-13502/91002601/detail

    1905; former carriage house, in the countryside & slightly north of Utica:
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8392-State-Route-28_Barneveld_NY_13304_M49297-91005




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  21. Laurie W. says: 1325 comments

    The 1st house is a treasure. The whole enclave looks like a terrific place to live.




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  22. Ed Ferris says: 279 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/178-S-Main-St-Danby-VT-05739/115806027_zpid/
    $170K
    I keep thinking this has been posted before, but it doesn’t come up in a search. An estate with several buildings, didn’t sell at $450k down to $250K, now foreclosed for taxes. I don’t know where all the photos the listing mentions are, but the historical ones show what’s missing. Very little else on Zillow.




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  23. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1314 comments

    1931; Tudor Revival, maybe qualifies as “Storybook”? Yonkers, NY:
    https://www.trulia.com/property/3245524696-215-Aka-213-Devoe-Ave-Yonkers-NY-10705




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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 665 comments

      Beautiful architecture, though I’d label it as a French Eclectic or a Norman inspired cottage. Nice find, and I agree it looks like it jumped out of a storybook.




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  24. Anne M. says: 437 comments

    Springfield (MA) Preservation Trust just posted on their FB page that this house is in “need of a loving new owner” – it is being auction starting in a couple of days. Second link is to an earlier picture of the exterior – 3 picture from the end
    https://www.auction.com/details/47-ridgewood-ter-springfield-ma-01105-2448030-o_1138l

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOMF_p34L61g7jmS-bQoeZMNe3z4nFswplUEQw6zgaIbs1OR3EVTF_f6cQEq1i_MQ?key=elZSLW5FM0tUczJUSFloczZIeFdRVmt2WWlkMExB




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  25. tess says: 181 comments

    Historic, quaint village on Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1910 Victorian. River runs down to Chesapeake Bay. 1920 Victorian nicely updated. Would make great get-a-way from DC, Balto, Philly or a nice B&B.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2716-Church-St_Quantico_MD_21856_M51087-13809#photo0




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  26. CoraCora says: 1492 comments

    Hey y’all! I’ve missed you! I’ve been doing contract work in the evenings and I’m FINALLY done. First time I’ve been able to browse in a while!

    Couple of great bargains.

    1888 Queen:

    1132 NW Harrison St,
    Topeka, KS 66608
    5 beds · 3 baths · 2,832 sqft
    $49,900
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77493644_zpid/

    This says 1879, which seems a little early. Very restorable:

    330 E Willow St,
    Cherokee, IA 51012
    4 beds · 2 baths · 1,818 sqft
    $35,000
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/86916168_zpid/




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  27. Ozzie says: 30 comments

    Here’s a beauty from my hometown that I always admired as a kid.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/706-E-Charles-St-Hammond-LA-70401/2093888189_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  28. Shelly B says: 3 comments

    Oh, it’s gorgeous! The first time I’ve ever seen a house where the rear of the house is prettier than the front!




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  29. KTschnooks says: 57 comments

    There hasn’t been much happening up in my neck of the woods, but I do have a few to share this week!

    An amazing church/private residence in Bethany, MO
    http://www.koenigrubloff.com/homes-for-sale/220-S-Church-Street-Bethany-IL-61914-210602559

    Immediately from the exterior, this home is breathtaking!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/519-S-Main-St-Belvidere-IL-61008/91337195_zpid/

    This one has had a quite a few updates over the years, but still maintains some beautiful original features.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1506-N-Bigelow-St-Peoria-IL-61604/5153402_zpid/

    This home has so many shades of blue going on and I am in love!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/331-Avenue-E-Fort-Madison-IA-52627/86996373_zpid/




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  30. Tony Bianchini says: 37 comments

    Large and beautiful queen anne in Weatherford, TX: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1105-Palo-Pinto-St_Weatherford_TX_76086_M82466-12641




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  31. Matt Z says: 66 comments

    Just spent the weekend in the Adirondacks, so I guess I’m still in that mindset at workthis morning haha…

    Very cool Adirondack style cabins in Stony Creek, NY
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1135-1137-Harrisburg-Rd-Stony-Creek-NY-12878/2093201019_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Beautiful Rustic Shingle Style home in Elizabethtown, NY
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/146-Cobble-Hill-Ln-Elizabethtown-NY-12932/30420274_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Really cool Arts and Crafts home in Saranac Lake, NY
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/347-Park-Ave-Saranac-Lake-NY-12983/30430467_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Picturesque Cabin in Elizabethtown, NY with amazing mountain views!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/134-Otis-Ln-Elizabethtown-NY-12932/30420318_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Camp Crow’s Nest, Lake Placid, NY
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/153-Ruisseaumont-Way-Lake-Placid-NY-12946/30429221_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  32. Sharon says: 71 comments

    Pittsburgh mansion $275,000 actually in town called Friendship.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/150-Stratford-Ave-Pittsburgh-PA-15206/11624344_zpid/
    needs love but great woodwork, 7 bedrooms and 4 baths.




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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 665 comments

      Wow that’s some house. Looks like a c.1910 Colonial/ Classical Revival mansion that would be worth the substantial effort to restore.




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1314 comments

      I most esp. like its bathrooms!! Really, really nice. Seems like a decent price for such a large house.




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  33. DreamsDoComeTrue says: 19 comments

    Not for sale, maybe one day. Just posting for eye candy purposes.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/215-5th-Ave-S-Franklin-TN-37064/42634782_zpid/?fullpage=true&view=public




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  34. Tim O says: 9 comments

    Here is a 1925 Spanish revival in Richmond VA. It is already pending.
    3525 Grove Ave in The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221

    $450,000 | 4 Bed • 4 Bath
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3525-Grove-Ave_Richmond_VA_23221_M54934-01420




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  35. CoraCora says: 1492 comments

    The historical photo included in this listing makes me wish I had been born about 40 years sooner.

    Such a cool old house. Porch envy…yes indeed.

    1102 S 2nd St,
    Mcalester, OK 74501
    3 beds · 1 bath · 1,844 sqft
    $84,000
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/86115154_zpid/




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  36. basehead617 says: 2 comments

    Just saw this absolutely gorgeous place in Goshen, Connecticut (my home state that I miss greatly)

    Beautiful brick home built in 1802 with luxurious and mature grounds. Looks like the original structure has some quite original-state wide-plank floor rooms.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12-East-St_Goshen_CT_06756_M34564-25930




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      My home state too!!! I grew up in Newtown, mother is from Darien and dad, Stamford. I adore CT and miss it.

      This isn’t just a house it is it’s own eco system. Wow, what a dream to be the steward of such a wonderful place.




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  37. basehead617 says: 2 comments

    Here’s another in my hometown –

    What do you think of the listed build date – 1690?? It certainly has that truly ancient colonial look inside, barring the obvious updates.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1035-Southford-Rd-Southbury-CT-06488/57993350_zpid/?fullpage=true




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      My best friend lives in Southbury.

      What and exquisite piece of property. I am smitten.




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  38. Ed Ferris says: 279 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/608-Morgan-St-Joliet-IL-60436/5486083_zpid/
    $99K, $1,140 taxes
    An architect’s Romanesque take on the common planbook design of one-and-a-half story with tower. One very odd room with a white stone wall — if it’s fake, how does the fireplace work? — and a miniature grand piano. Needs work.




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  39. Igeekhistory says: 3 comments

    Muskegon, Michigan- 1877 Victorian: I live near this house and it is in a wonderful historic safe neighborhood and it has a great view of the lake.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1259-Lakeshore-Dr_Muskegon_MI_49441_M45552-83780#photo4




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  40. CoraCora says: 1492 comments

    Little Victorian cottage with yummy patterned wood floors:

    1330 N Market St,
    Wichita, KS 67214
    2 beds · 1 bath · 1,344 sqft
    $69,900
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77334126_zpid/




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  41. CoraCora says: 1492 comments

    Stunning interior – I was surprised! Much fancier than the exterior would suggest. What a wistful beauty. Love the dining room:

    401 5th St SE,
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    5 beds · 2 baths · 2,594 sqft
    $325,000
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1913445_zpid/




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      I have no idea about this area but is this a bit pricey for how much work it needs? That being said she is just gorgeous. The curved wall with the curved window is fabulous. I was wondering what the foil like wall covering was?




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      • CoraCora says: 1492 comments

        When I was browsing the area, it appears St. Paul/ Minneapolis is generally expensive. Lots of pretty old homes around.




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  42. CoraCora says: 1492 comments

    No interior pics…boo.
    That sunset pic is redeeming, though.
    We need our highly revered JimH to tell us what the whole story is with this place. 😉

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2099308890_zpid/




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  43. Oklahoma Houses By MailOklahoma Houses By Mail says: 54 comments
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    Late 1800 jail now a home. Complete with jail cells and hanging facility.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1108-Reville-St-Greenville-GA-30222/125885550_zpid/




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
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      ACK!!! No, no and no. I just could not imagine living near a place were so many had died.




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  44. Lisa Martin says: 5 comments

    Beautiful Victorian farmhouse for $129,900.
    Danville Illinois.
    https://www.navicamls.net/displays/?n=443&i=141462&k=NGssKm




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  45. Melissa Luginski says: 1 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/450-Davis-Lake-Rd-Lapeer-MI-48446/77826717_zpid/

    Rare! All Updated Mechanical combined with all Original 1855 Italianate! Stone Gated Estate Property. All in Up and Coming Lapeer Michigan, North of Metro Detroit.




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
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      I would have fun decorationing this beauty. Of course my husband would be living outside in a tent since he thinks Italianates all look as if they are haunted.




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  46. JimHJimH says: 3296 comments
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    Oldie but Goodie – on the market for 4 years!
    Just a great house, boring paint job and poly’d woodwork aside. Fine glass and craftsmanship as mentioned by John S. and Rosewater. It also has awesome century-old bathrooms with great old tubs and a sitz bath! If I owned it, my hot water bill would go up quite a bit. Big house for not so much $.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/01/10/1905-queen-anne-independence-ks/




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
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      Beautiful place. Wish the barn and other outbuildings came with it.




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  47. Mandy Woolston says: 1 comments

    Located in the Queen City of Spearfish, SD! This historic, and well maintained Queen Anne style, home features a combination of all the charm and character of the 19th century with today’s modern conveniences.

    https://www.spearfishrealestatecenter.com/-/listing/SD-NBHAOR/54892/1011-Main-Street-Spearfish-SD-57783?display_page=1&index=1&lpp=20&total_listings=11&from=results




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  48. SueSue says: 1194 comments
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    I am posting this mansion in Bar Harbor because I have never scene this style of home here in Maine (Which is?). This would be right at home in RI but here in a place where the “cottage” reigns supreme and where the wealthy kept their structures understated this mansion is a standout. Built in 1907 I wonder how many Great Gatsby type parties it has seen? However, for 15 million dollars it needs a pool and some gardens and a barn. *wink*

    http://mainehomes.com/property/145-eden-bar-harbor/




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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 665 comments

      It seems Bar Harbor had quite a collection of gilded age “cottages” occupied by the same social elite that frequented Newport. The Depression, WWII, and a huge fire that destroyed dozens of them in 1947 put an end to most of it. Some still remain, however, and those that do tend to stand out as you correctly pointed out. This early 20th century Mediterranean Revival mansion with Beaux-Arts detailing is a very special property indeed.




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      • SueSue says: 1194 comments
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        Thank you so much for that bit of history John and for qualifying the style of this mansion. It’s like a bright jewel among many pearls.




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  49. CoraCora says: 1492 comments

    This one has such a fantastic aerial photo, but no front exterior view, so I added the street view link below the Zillow link. The tower domes are so beautiful.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/114582390_zpid/

    Street view:
    600 W Maple St
    https://goo.gl/maps/oqwxFMZmMUC2




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
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      It’s like a castle on the hill overlooking the village. Beautiful.




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  50. CoraCora says: 1492 comments

    This mansion in Montana is on the NRHP. Neat history. The exterior looks much the same as in the historical photo they included:

    100 College St,
    Stevensville, MT 59870
    5 beds · 2 baths · 4,792 sqft
    $420,000
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/78186583_zpid/




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    • SueSue says: 1194 comments
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      Realtor needs to learn to drive the drone and take better pictures. Wow, if I owned this beautiful home I would not be happy.




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