September 22, 2017: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Don’t know a thing about today’s old house photo.

    I’m still nervous about doing the book share with Amazon (they’ve still not told me if that was the cause, as I’ve mentioned before) but I have become a Thrift Books affiliate! If you are not familiar with Thrift Books, they offer new & used books with free shipping at $10+ order. Save 15% off your first order! I mention them because you can usually find books from my book suggestion list there although limited amounts in stock which is why I’ve not used them for book suggestions yet.

    I’ve got scheduled posts for the weekend so if you share a house in today’s post and find it posted this weekend, the post was created before it was shared and I’m unable to schedule “thanks” comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Here’s another Lustron. So neat:

    Kalamazoo, MI
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/74160759_zpid/

  3. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1941. 95% of the interior has been remodeled. The exterior is so much yummy early MCM (is that what this style era is called?) I still wanted to share.

    Kalamazoo, MI
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/74151092_zpid/

  4. says: 3 comments

    So, I just have a short share as I am in the process of packing.
    But I did it. I got myself an old house!!! I’m super excited because she needs love but I can see all of her potentional!!! I am not paying the price listed but I do hope to post my progress through some type of blog so so can also ask for suggestions from fellow house dreamers like those of you here! (Though I’ll take thoughts now of course too!)
    Be gentle, the owner doesn’t never loved her and rented her out to others who didn’t care either.
    See link below before the listing is removed. I get the keys tomorrow!!

    Chesapeake City, Maryland (south side)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/316-Bohemia-Ave-Chesapeake-City-MD-21915/82131986_zpid/

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  5. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    A gorgeous MCM. The bar is groovy:

    Kalamazoo, MI
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91716584_zpid/

  6. Barbara V says: 916 comments

    I am such a fan of this site, and so impressed with everyone’s knowledge and enthusiasm for old houses. That said, I have a question, and welcome any and all thoughts. I am considering the purchase of a 1910 house here in the Catskill Mountains. It is all original – which is my #1 requirement – however, the interior walls are sheathed in “Beaver Board” – a kind of cardboard/fiber sheet material that seems to have been an economical choice at the time. The seams between the panels are covered with wood strips. Unfortunately, with the passage of time I assume, the panels seem to warp, and have an awful wave-like appearance. Any thoughts on how to cover it or mitigate the appearance without tearing it all out and sheet rocking?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Do you have a pic of the damage? If so feel free to send it to me, I can share so maybe someone can see the damage.

      • Barbara V says: 916 comments

        It is not actually damaged, per se, the panels are just warped and no longer lay flat. I don’t think it will be apparent in any pictures, but will check.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Pic of Barbara’s beaver board problem.

    • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

      My family’s cabin in central NY had beaver birds walls and ceilings. It’s basically one step above cardboard. If it bows or cracks or gets wet and swells up and discolors, there isn’t a lot you can do A “Economical” is about all it had going or it. When it was renovation time in 2005 we happily removed it.

      • Barbara V says: 916 comments

        Thanks, Scott. Do you recall what was under it? I’m wondering if there is some sort of beefed-up sheathing, or, lacking insulation, is the Beaverboard all there is between the interior and whatever is under the clapboards on the exterior walls…?

    • RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
      1907 George F. Barber
      Hamlet, NC

      Not that I can tell much from a single photo, but if the wavy walls are the only issue I’d say go for it! Those stairs look in fabulous shape, and miraculously unpainted. Nice light fixture too!

      • Barbara V says: 916 comments

        Thanks, Robyn. The kitchen and bathrooms are pretty awful – worse than anything I’ve seen so far on OHD – but it does have great, unpainted woodwork! If/when the process moves forward, I’ll find some better pictures to share.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      No loss of important original fabric in that particular instance IMO. Get rid of it! As a suggestion, you might replace it with finish grade 1/4″ plywood and then lightly stain for a more permanent “folksy” solution, [provided studs and joists are at least 12″ on center]; or plain panels painted work as well. You could re-use the wood strips, or better to replace, especially if staining panels. Perhaps a darker stain on strips to contrast would be groovy. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Doreen says: 234 comments

    You folks remember THIS one?

    https://www.facebook.com/thelyonhouse/

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I was a teenager of the ’90s so we always watched Family Matters on Friday nights (well, when we had a TV but that’s another story.) A permit to demolish their home (their home in the credits, of course the show was on a sound stage) was given.

    http://wgntv.com/2017/09/21/family-matters-house-in-chicago-approved-for-demolition/

    • Barbara V says: 916 comments

      Too bad. I hope someone plans to salvage anything original that is left of it. The front door and sidelights look worth saving…?

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I’d think anything salvagable is worth salvaging, hope they do at least. I read in one article the new owners intend to put up pics of the old house in their foyer. Yeah, I rolled my eyes at that.

        • JpdillonJpdillon says: 42 comments
          1965 Levitt House
          Stony Brook, NY

          It’s like mounting the head of a moose on your fireplace. It would be nice if they let someone come salvage it, as it’s not worth throwing away all that craftsmanship- and having to pay a bill to have someone take away the dumpster.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thing is, buildable lots are far more valuable than any old house in some areas of Chicago. IMO it’s almost better to be honest about it and tear them down rather than gut them out and install all manner of nonsense, as they do. I stopped looking at those places in the center off the lake years ago for the horror of hoping to see a great interior on some FAB 19th century townhouse and instead almost always being met with gut reno 80’s, 90’s, or more recent archi/decorator schlockola ipecac.

      https://chicago.curbed.com/2016/6/15/11945972/gold-coast-post-chicago-fire-worker-cottage

  9. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Here’s an Italianate home of the 1870s (supposedly there’s an 1839 Greek Revival locked inside there someplace) in the village of Ashville, NY, just west of Chautauqua Lake in the state’s southwest corner. Decorated impeccably throughout in the ‘Grandma’ style. Priced at $76,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2194-N-Maple-Ave_Ashville_NY_14710_M39085-12836#photo0

    • cheryl plato says: 179 comments

      lol “grandma style’! what a nice house! did you check out street view? It was summertime then. Lovely old homes all around it too.

  10. BethanyBethany says: 3472 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    My hometown of Wheaton, IL is becoming notorious for its lack of interest in preserving old houses. Any developer with the money can do pretty much whatever they want. Here’s a childhood favorite of mine which hasn’t changed hands in the 50 years I’ve know it. I used to walk past it every day on my way to school. My sister, who lives on the same street, says that it’s being marketed as a tear-down, which is upheld by the touting of the double lot in the listing description.

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/616-N-Main-St-60187/home/18130259

    • Barbara V says: 916 comments

      It looks beautiful to me! I, too, am very disturbed by the lack of preservation attitude demonstrated by so many people. It is a problem in my area of upstate NY – the northern Catskill Mountains, where our tourism economy should make people think twice about destroying so much of our historical architecture. In fact, I have been thinking that a good winter project this year might be to start trying to put together some sort of a coalition of local preservation-minded advocates. If nothing else, writing a weekly article for some of the local papers is one idea. Has anyone had any experience doing something like this?

      • Lancaster John says: 807 comments

        Just my observation — many preservation groups start out when a particularly significant local property is threatened. It gives a group something to rally around “saving.” Then, the groups often keep going. So maybe you should try to get a group going to “Save the Old Mill House” (or whatever). Even if you don’t succeed with the first property you will have the beginnings of a coalition.

        • Barbara V says: 916 comments

          Thanks, John. That makes sense, however, it is the properties that don’t have a huge recognized historical significance that are slowly disappearing – too often without a lot of advance notice. You are right, though – something to rally around would certainly do the trick.

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Good lord where’s the house? It’d be a shame if it were torn down, it looks like a beautiful home.

  11. New listing here in Redlands, Ca. It was a flip. It was purchased last year for around 600,000.00. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/560-Terracina-Blvd-Redlands-CA-92373/17270095_zpid/

  12. Anne M. says: 828 comments

    Here’s an update on the Brewer-Young mansion in Longmeadow, MA that Kelly featured a while back – fingers crossed the buyers are planning to restore!
    http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2017/09/buyers_sale_price_of_longmeadows_histori.html
    An 1890 Queen Anne:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Worcester-County-MA/56692038_zpid/2879_rid/14_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.799431,-70.966187,41.928846,-72.825623_rect/8_zm/5_p/0_mmm/
    This is an interesting old building – 1840 – that must have been part of a factory complex at one point, now very modern in its interior with some very cool original features including an iron door that led to a vault at one point. Great old picture included:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/56813480_zpid/30_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.516904,-72.981148,42.300421,-73.446007_rect/10_zm/
    A 1900 Gothic Revival (?) on a lake in New York, beautiful views & interior:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Richmond-MA/30000558_zpid/56246_rid/30_days/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.442714,-73.23452,42.334438,-73.46695_rect/11_zm/

    • RachelMedRachelMed says: 109 comments

      Those pictures of the Brewer-Young mansion are wonderful! The main hallway wallpaper! The stained glass! The conservatory of my dreams!!! And it actually seems to be in decent condition? The outside looks to need to most work and at first glance I think all the peeling paint on the ceilings might be because they were treated with calcimine and they didn’t use something like Peel Stop before painting to help it adhere better. Either way I am very jealous of this house and I do hope they treat it well!

    • RT says: 114 comments

      I didn’t notice that you posted the 1840 house, so I duplicated. I thought it was interesting too.

    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 248 comments

      That 1890 Queen Anne is just splendid. Impeccably well cared for and original. The woodwork is glorious.

  13. Scott cunningham says: 393 comments

    Whole lotta house here….

    http://www.thefaliconmansion.com

  14. Lottie says: 379 comments

    I found three houses in Chester, South Carolina.

    c. 1848 House had a front two-story portico which was changed to colossal portico c.1935. Once used as an inn. 4 beds | 4 bath | 3,127 sqft | $238,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110-Pinckney-St-Chester-SC-29706/70215748_zpid/

    c.1884 House looks like a large enchanted cottage. Has beautiful detail but renovations started are not complete. When I would drive through Chester, I would turn at this intersection so I could go by house. 6 beds | 3 baths | 3,492 sqft | $139,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/100-York-St-Chester-SC-29706/70216594_zpid/

    c. 1905 Love a yellow Victorian! 5 beds | 3 baths | 3,752 sqft | $249,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/149-W-End-St-Chester-SC-29706/70210401_zpid/

  15. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1018 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Wow, the Falicon Mansion is a real stunner, Scott. Of all the grand rooms, I fixated on the green tile bath! Love all additional houses on the 40 acres — those two cottages are especially cozy-looking.

  16. Joseph says: 394 comments

    Here are two in my neighborhood. Around here, housing inventory is fairly low, and due to good employment/schools, the market generally doesn’t suffer during downturns. Your typical suburban home, if appropriately priced, is usually sold within two weeks. Longer than that usually means price is unrealistic, or more likely, something is odd with house or location. Or, house is antique. You’d think that these would be prized here in New England, but as demographics change, this is no longer the case. (Think of all the news stories you now see about how the downsizing older population is finding that no one wants their china, crystal and “brown” furniture).

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3273599548-156-Pleasant-St-2-Northborough-MA-01532

    Basically a nice, livable colonial with a picturesque setting, enhanced by the buildable lot which, if kept open, keeps newer houses at bay.

    499 without the extra lot (I think they want to sell the house /lot package, or at least house first. Once builder gets lot the old house will lose some, well a lot, of its setting’s charm.)

    In the next town over, a 1933 Barry Wills (so it looks much older). Again, I drool over this house, but not what today’s buyers want. (For some reason, photo gallery is gone; you can see the photos in the virtual tour (turn your speakers down). I think Trulia is defaulting to “56” days on a lot of listings. This has been listed well over a year.

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3232711066-108-Prospect-St-Shrewsbury-MA-01545

  17. Rachael says: 3 comments

    This is one from my hometown of Woodstock, IL that I got to see in person when they had an open house a few weeks back. The house is gorgeous. The kitchen was really neat, but the best parts were the upstairs bathroom (which is even cooler in person) and the view of the historic square from the upstairs windows. Unfortunately, the property taxes on it are over-the-top.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/302-W-Judd-St-Woodstock-IL-60098/5036514_zpid/?fullpage=true

    • RT says: 114 comments

      Agree. Love the bathroom.

    • Anne M. says: 828 comments

      Wonderful house! Love the entrance & the floors (in addition to that great bathroom)

    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      Me, too, re: that bathroom – love the red tiled frieze above the subway tiling! And the entry hall with its paneling, stained glass window on the staircase, and its flooring’s border!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ for posting this Rachael. Well that sure is interesting! Lots goin on there for sure. Looks like recent owners have put a ____ TON of money into it that’s clear. Smartest thing they did was keep the SUPER SEXY multi-zoned, hot water heating system instead of ripping out and replacing with HVAC. Instead they installed high velocity AC = brilliant. I doubt much of what we see is original, but aside from a few glaring mistakes, the end result is pretty darn nice; and I’ll give them beaucoup brownie points for installing many period fixtures throughout. The massive built in sideboard in the kitchen is pretty goofy, but it kinda works – sorta. I can’t imagine what it cost them to re-shingle and paint that carriage house with all those bands of architectural details, (if in fact the thing is old at all); but despite some good bit of plastic, the result is commendable, (if $ lunatic). Hope they at least get their money back.

      • Rachael says: 3 comments

        Well, I can tell you for sure that the “carriage house” isn’t the slightest bit original. It was a completely new construction. I think there was a dinky tumble-down one-car garage there before. They had plans from the build and the construction costs in the open house packet. I’m sure they haven’t even broken even on what they’ve spent on the place, which is a huge shame. (The carriage house alone cost them about $160K). Even though the inside of the carriage house wasn’t a period reproduction, they went out of their way to match the exterior to the house and being there in person the care and love that went into the whole restoration were really apparent. I really think that if the taxes weren’t so high they actually could have gotten a much better price for the house, which makes me sad. I’d much rather they recouped their money than the city/county gets all the spoils. But that’s the strange situation Woodstock is in. I’ve seen some similar situations in some parts of the east coast.

        The couple that restored the place are my personal heroes, though. They’ve fixed up a ton of awesome old houses in the area with obvious care for preserving whatever they could. I doubt they’ve made much, if any profit, on any of their projects, but they must be independently wealthy. What a cool way to use their wealth. <3 <3 <3

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Jeez Rachel, that really is something else. I suspected that carriage house was just a little to perfect to be old. Hoy – that $$$$$, can you imagine!? Good lord. They must R E A L L Y enjoy the process as you say. I don’t know about heroic, but that sort of dedication is decidedly remarkable. I’m for sure with you on commending them for their clearly dedicated efforts in sticking to period inside and out. Above and beyond the fact that this place is a puzzlework of re-creations and re-imaginings; it certainly is a lovely spacious home someone will be very lucky to have. Thanks’ again for posting it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. indiana watch says: 1 comments

    https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/reo/d/circus-winter-quarters-peru/6283456650.html

    The Kelly Circus Winter Quarters is being sold by owner, sorry no brokers, realtors / real estate agents. The property had been zoned commercial for 50+ years and in the last few years it was somehow rezoned agriculture. Property is being sold as is and seen. There is approximately 8 – 10 acres, the Pipe Creek runs behind the property, it is divided by a creek / stream and has a beautiful antique steel walking bridge to get to either side of the property. The parcel of property at the intersection / stop light at rt 218 & and 31 has a drive in entrance. There is an older octagon shaped building that was previously a restaurant, a large metal pole barn is next to the mobile home. The remains of Terrell Jacobs Lion Trainer home are also located on this side of the property. There is a small wood shed structure that contains the well, pump and water reservoir tank. As you cross the bridge to the barn side of the property you will see the large white barn that contained all the lions / tigers and training ring, the barn still contains all the original artwork and cages. The barn is in need of roof repairs and is still viable to use. The other large barn towards the South of the property that housed the elephants has collapsed in the center. The old original wood cook house is located behind the lion / tiger cat barn and could still be repaired and used. The barn side of the property also has an entrance onto highway 31, semis / tractor trailers in the past used this entrance to load & unload animals, the entrance road does go behind the cat barn so large vehicles can exit the property back onto 31. I have attached some pictures showing the condition of the property & and buildings. We are still in the process of clearing more trees and brush that has over taken the property in the last few years. We are selling the property for $150,000 Sorry we will not divide the 2 parcels of property and or sell the property on contract w financing. We can be contacted at ( five 7 four ) 2 eight 1 – 2 one eight 5 Links below will have some of the history about the property

    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/in0531/

    http://www.chronicle-tribune.com/archives/peru_tribune/terrell-jacobs-barns-still-on-endangered-list/article_4e583d-8a7e-eb80871177c4.html

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      The circus place is neat but no way could I ever live there knowing what it was. Hope someone can save it though.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Heck of a place for a circus to spend the winter. Thought they all went down into the sunbelt off season. Imagine trying to heat those vast barns to keep African animals alive through the cold months. Huh.

  19. JeSouth says: 38 comments

    How about a little schoolhouse project? Not sure of the age, but looks pretty old. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1207-W-Woodrow-Rd_Shelby_MI_49455_M32024-34962#photo0

    Here’s an 1870 church for sale in Whitehall, MI. Wish there were some interior photos! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/204-S-Division-St_Whitehall_MI_49461_M47657-96827#photo0

    A 1920 Church conversion in Traverse City, MI. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/927-Webster-St_Traverse-City_MI_49686_M47924-27731#photo0

    Another beauty in Grand Rapids, MI. Lovely backyard garden. Not sure about the “stained glass” on all the windows – may be faux. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/639-Kellogg-St-SE_Grand-Rapids_MI_49503_M48430-75603#photo0

  20. Melissa W says: 2 comments

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1505-N-State-St_Jackson_MS_39202_M81832-75916

    This in an incredible example of an historic restoration. This 113- year old landmark in Jackson, MS has been lovingly and painstakingly restored to its former glory!

    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      I *think* I’ve seen this house before, a few months ago; very pretty. The house itself is beautiful, and I even like the current interior’s decor – color scheme, wallpapers, furnishings…

  21. Chris says: 11 comments

    On one of the prettiest roads in Connecticut- very historic! I know President Rooseveltโ€™s sister lived a few blocks down. Itโ€™s a bit of a fixer, but could be gorgeous again.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/22-Main-St_Farmington_CT_06032_M40524-70807

    Some history: http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=24084

    • BethanyBethany says: 3472 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Yes, it’s a bit of a fixer—it’s the kind of house that I would be excited to enter with my realtor, and then so disappointed at some of the “updates” that have been made over the years. It has a lot to offer though, and I am a sucker for checkerboard floors!

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      I LOVE the loft building, really dig the industrial wave and what better place than Detroit! Detroit is so cool, it’s making quite a turn around.

  22. RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Landmarks decided to post a -few- additional pix of the Newkirk house in Connersville, Indiana:

    https://www.indianalandmarks.org/for-sale/newkirk-mansion/

    Here’s a pretty great Italianate on a nice spread with a great barn up at Attica that looks like a school from the front. Open House tomorrow if you happen to be in the area:

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3081537207-2370-E-State-Road-28-Attica-IN-47918

  23. cheryl plato says: 179 comments

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3024-Mount-Allister-Rd_Pittsburgh_PA_15214_M38061-50997#photo0
    Observatory Hill needs just a tiny bit of cosmetic work?
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/214-E-Grant-St_Plainwell_MI_49080_M34081-04354
    Nice old fixer upper, love the street and the whole town
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/419-W-High-St_Mount-Sterling_KY_40353_M39530-03755#photo29
    lovely old Kentucky home not too much remuddling
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/250-Mt-Sterling-Ave_Flemingsburg_KY_41041_M31963-10049#photo9
    finally nice old house with character for 3k, put a new tin roof and clean it up, little curb appeal viola!
    wow two of these have sold since I “discovered” them this week, seems like home sales are picking up? Hope they all respect the history.

    • Lancaster John says: 807 comments

      Can’t believe that last one for $3,000. I should think the land would be worth more than that. Needs work, may have structural issues, maybe the plumbing and heat are gone, who knows. But for the price of a lousy beater used car you could get a home that you could gradually make nice or allow it to fall down around your ears while having a roof over your head. PS the side profile is nice, the front porch is messing up the street view.

  24. Barbara V says: 916 comments

    A beauty in the upstate NY Hudson River community of Coxsackie. Don’t be too distracted by the main staircase to overlook the unique and gorgeous radiator!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39-Washington-Ave-Coxsackie-NY-12051/30498263_zpid/?fullpage=true

    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      What I like – besides that fancy radiator & staircase, are the window alcoves on either side of the fireplace! And the kitchen floor. And… the Redbud tree!

  25. Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

    1894 victorian, in Dolgeville, NY; built by a Dolge. Overlooks East Canada Creek.
    http://www.century21.com/property/152-van-buren-street-ext–dolgeville-ny-13329-REN028966466

  26. Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

    1872 – Large house, Rome, NY. Don’t know how to classify it. Beautiful exterior, IMO. Several pics of interior, but not enough!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/512-N-George-St-Rome-NY-13440/84097341_zpid/

  27. Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

    1925 good-sized center-hall colonial revival; Utica, NY
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1108-Parkway-E-Utica-NY-13501/31576031_zpid/

  28. Stephanie Wimberly says: 1 comments

    My family and I ran across this beautiful home in Canon City, Colorado!
    https://www.greatcoloradohomes.com/listing/9895363-12-riverside-drive-canon-city-co-81212/

    MLSยฎ #: 9895363
    12 Riverside Drive

    Canon City, CO 81212
    $2,300,000
    5 Beds, 3 Bath, 8012 Sqft, 3.50 Acres
    Residential
    Office: Liv Sothebys International Realty
    Listed on the National Historic Registry, The Robison Mansion & Carriage House are unique and versatile. The mansion is currently being used for weddings, family events, retreats,etc and the Carriage House can also be rented for any event you can imagine. The original integrity of this lovely home is intact and still gorgeous and perfectly maintained. The craftsmanship in unsurpassed and some of the most desirable features are the Honduras mahogany staircase imported from Austria, 3 mahogany fireplaces w/Italian tile.

  29. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks everyone for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’d like to start a “readers house” spotlight on Friday’s. A photo of the exterior and a photo of a feature of your home that is unique or just WOWZA, although not required. (If the exterior has change since you’ve purchased it, send us a before photo too!)

    I’m going to pick randomly from the submissions so if you’d like your home shown, kelly@oldhousedreams.com

    Rules are: Has to be clear quality so not fuzzy or dark; minimum width 800 pixels. When you email me, in the subject use “OHD Submission” or “OHD My House” (I get a lot of emails, it’ll be easy for me to recognize which emails are what.) Don’t have to tell us the location but the build date and whatever history/info you know about it would be cool.

    Doesn’t matter if you’ve just bought it and haven’t started restoration or already restored, we want to take a peek either way.

    One house will be shared each Friday (Patreon supporters are queued to the front line, although everyone will be randomly selected.)

    Let’s have some fun, I enjoyed the chats over the last week (email and in comments) and would love to see where you live (in a non-creepy way.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    There’s way too much for me to list everything amazing in this house. Yes, it’s dark. But it kinda seems like that’s part of the style. It’s humongous and has so many interesting quirks.
    Even the guest quarters in the carriage house are sweet.

    Toledo, OH
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/34630381_zpid/

  32. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    The realtor describes this house perfectly: “Designed by Arthur Little in 1888, The Joseph Thorp House is a highly unconventional, outstanding and eclectic Colonial Revival masterpiece.”

    Indeed. I love anything out-of-the-ordinary. This is as delightful as it is expensive.

    Cambridge, MA
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/56440025_zpid/

  33. KJ says: 1 comments

    Did anyone share this absolutely GORGEOUS home in Eaton Rapids Michigan?
    3037 Onondaga Rd,
    Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
    5 beds 3 baths 6,908 sqft
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Eaton-Rapids-MI/74025466_zpid/4508_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.663756,-84.358178,42.354484,-84.967919_rect/10_zm/?

  34. RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    For those looking for 2 houses near each other to restore:
    $65K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22-N-Main-St-Prattsburgh-NY-14873/32587685_zpid/
    $47.5K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-N-Main-St-Prattsburgh-NY-14873/32587731_zpid/

    At those prices, you really could buy them both!
    I am in love with the newel post of 22. And porch. And 11’s clawfoot. And…

    • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
      OHD Supporter

      RobynMe, someone could buy them both but might have their hands full restoring just one! 22 especially has a lot of character and interesting features. Thx!

  35. Cora says: 2057 comments

    What? This beautiful towered Queen, out in the country? With 91 acres? The gorgeous,original, high-end Victorian details make me think this house belonged to someone VERY important, but the description claims it was built in 1899 to be…

    …a bordello.

    Callicoon C, NY
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32762812_zpid/

  36. Leah says: 12 comments

    I don’t have a link, but I have a bunch of photos of a previous property I owned, a 1913 home that I’m not quite sure what to call. I’d like to share all the photos as it was a great home with mostly intact details but don’t know how to do that.

  37. Elwen says: 22 comments

    https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/18649132/54-YOUNG-STREET-ST-BRIGHTON-Ontario-K0K1H0
    I had a post all written and then lost my internet connection. Ugh
    So to summarize, just a Canadian who loves this page and wanted to share a home I came across yesterday. ๐Ÿ™‚
    OK…maybe two..
    https://youriguide.com/33_kingsley_ave_brighton_on

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