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October 20, 2017: Link Exchange

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Now, today's old photo (postcard) has writing on the back. This is as far as I got, maybe someone can do research. I don't know if it was a "z" at the end of "Marz" or not. The translator said the language was Czech (or even Slovak, I don't know the difference.) "Sťastny a ?? novy rok vam frejem Lenka a Marz." "Happy and ?? New Year I'm free Lenka and Marz" ” We wish you a fortunate and happy New Year.”

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  1. Imbroglio says: 65 comments

    “Salutations” has just come on the market. It has no less than 23 bedrooms and 24 fireplaces within its generous 37,000 square feet. Constructed of fieldstone salvaged from the digging of New York City’s subways, it was built for Junius Spencer Morgan III, grandson of the famed J. P. Morgan. It was designed by Roger H. Bullard and finished in the late 1920s. With only three owners so far, kitchens and baths appear untouched. The third-floor studio with tile floor, fireplace and artists’ skylight is especially attractive, but the whole place is a knockout: cleverly, the front door is placed in a corner at the end of the house which allows both for a view straight down the 80-foot gallery that runs the “width” of the structure and for two parallel garden elevations, one towards the sea-blue Sound and the other into the deep green of the landscaping. If it looks familiar, it was the backdrop of the Sabrina remake with Harrison Ford, HBO’s The Normal Heart and Michael Douglas’ A Perfect Murder, among many others.

    Sotheby’s Realty has the listing, but the best pictures are here:

    http://www.thelocationcompanyny.com/mansions/9045-mgw.htm

    The estate originally comprised the whole “island” of some 48 acres, a gift of Morgan’s father, and the present owners reconstituted it by buying back parcels that had been split off after Morgan’s death (Morgan was said to have been somewhat lonely there and let friends pitch up their own houses on his grounds). Salutations itself sits on about 18 acres and was bought at auction in 1993. Landscaping, rather overgrown now, is by the Olmsted brothers.

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  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Also wanted to show an update for this home: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/10/17/c-1740-georgian-rehoboth-ma/

    The owner sent in pics today, in comments. What a beautiful transformation!

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  3. S. Owen says: 13 comments

    I have a couple of interesting houses from the nineteen teens also on my street. They are both fairly interesting with one retaining a lot less original details and the other being nearly mint, the brick & stucco one has a steel kitchen from the 50’s

    This is my favorite of the two, and has some very lovely woodwork
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/110-S-Vermont-St_Maquoketa_IA_52060_M78671-65768

    This one has a nice amount of original details but not too many, it has also very obviously lost the original fireplace

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/105-S-Vermont-St_Maquoketa_IA_52060_M78675-01162

    And then the big bed and breakfast in my town is also for sale, don’t remember if I’ve posted this prior, but, it’s a pretty nifty place

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/418-W-Pleasant-St_Maquoketa_IA_52060_M78702-58842

    And finally this tidy little foursquare is for sale, and sits across the street from a massive George F. Barber house

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/301-E-Locust-St_Maquoketa_IA_52060_M78968-66725

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    • annemaeve says: 22 comments

      Betcha 105 S Vermont is an Aladdin Marsden! The one I grew up in outside of Philly still had the fireplace and built-ins, and the best under-eaves cabinets in the bathroom. I’d know that outside basement door anywhere!

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      • S. Owen says: 13 comments

        South Vermont has quite a few suspected Mail-order homes but that one never even crossed my mind, but looking at the old Alladin ad, you’re definitely right! It even has the little windows on the side of the dormer! We think our house is actually based off of the twin Sears Castletons down the street our house looks like a Castleton except for the dormer and popout are different, the floorplan however is nearly identical, just larger.

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  4. RachelMedRachelMed says: 109 comments

    Love that happy dog!

    I was hoping this would have more original details inside after seeing the exterior but it looks to have been updated at some point. Still for the price of $48,500 you could do a lot!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/27-Saint-Pauls-Pl-Liberty-NY-12754/32772883_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Anyone want a castle? Haha! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/141-Tanglewylde-Rd-Lake-Peekskill-NY-10537/31926892_zpid/?fullpage=true

    I thought this one is interesting because it’s a really nice lodge style home but it seems to be part of a private community in the Catskills so you have access to some amenities and a caretaker. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/177-Hill-Rd-Hunter-NY-12427/2092415476_zpid/?fullpage=true

    This is another house like Kelly posted where I’m dying to see the inside! Only $40k! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/128-Cliff-St-Canajoharie-NY-13317/31054992_zpid/?fullpage=true

    This one just switched to pending but I thought I’d share anyway. Kinda digging the red paint! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22-Grove-Ave-Chicopee-MA-01020/56156702_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  5. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Here’s a four-story, 10,000 sf grain mill from 1833 in the heart of WNY’s Amish Country for a paltry $25,000:

    https://chautauqua.craigslist.org/reb/d/unique-coldspring-property/6344807889.html

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    • Lancaster John says: 780 comments

      Wish I could figure out a reason to buy it. A very cool property and seemingly in good condition given the bargain price.

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  6. john feuchtenberger says: 55 comments

    Up for auction October 28 in Bluefield, WV, is the boyhood home of Dr. John Nash, subject of the book and movie “A Beautiful Mind” It’s a 1935 Colonial Revival block and clapboard–the block is made with Appalachian Power Company fly ash (Nash Sr. was an AppCo engineer). 3 bdrms, all oak floors, marble patio in back, National Register Country Club Hill Historic District. https://www.bluefieldhistoricalsociety.org/images/nash.jpg

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  7. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 28 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    Well, this house has me stumped. It has been on the market quite a long time. Built in 1900, It is in Adrian, MI It needs some work, but not nearly enough to warrant such a low price. The woodwork is beautiful. I think it is fabulous. Google mapped it, and the exterior needs some work, but all in all, I think it is a lovely house. And steam heat is my favorite.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/596-S-Main-St_Adrian_MI_49221_M49960-66085#photo0

    • BethanyBethany says: 3480 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      The pictures aren’t helping this old lady; Some new pictures taken on a beautiful sunny day would help a lot, and the interior pictures are dull and blurry. I see a lot of potential here.

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    • SueSue says: 1142 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I agree this could be adorable. A good starter house. I have no idea what the customer in this part of MI is but if they are anything like here in Maine people look at something like this and run. It is also sandwiched between two houses with no real driveway, a gas station across the street, on a busy main rd. and train tracks a stones throw away.

  8. BugLadyBugLady says: 71 comments

    This is a pretty fantastic Frank Lloyd Wright house in Cleveland. There’s a great story behind it and the designs for a second home that was never built. Check out the news report linked below. This is truly a one of a kind home. And if you like tall ceilings then you’ll LOVE this.

    Home:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2215-River-Rd-Willoughby-Hills-OH-44094/2093153193_zpid

    News:http://radio.wosu.org/post/historic-frank-lloyd-wright-house-goes-sale-cleveland-suburbs#stream/0

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  9. Karen Ramstead says: 2 comments

    My husband and I just completed the renovation of this home. It was originally featured on OHD in the fall of 2015 before the restoration.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1730-2nd-Ave-SE-Cedar-Rapids-IA-52403/73065847_zpid/

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3480 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      That first one is an “Oh, Wow!” house! The Wakefield house is very home and I like the kitchens and baths.

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1059 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Ah the U.P. if only I could withstand the brutal winters up there. Love the first Negaunee home the bestest.

      • Deb Porter says: 1 comments

        The prices are good on these large homes. However, the cost of heating them in the winter should definitely be considered. I live in the lower peninsula of Michigan and our winters are cold and snowy but not as bad as the UP. They are beautiful, though.

  10. Roland Vinyard says: 2 comments

    There are 4 historic properties in Middlefield NY (nr. Cooperstown) – 2 homes < $60000, an untouched country store ($59000) AND the Joshua Pinney Tavern & Home, which has been lovingly and properly restored, all 4500ft2. http://www.vinyardschoice.com then go to "Listings" then "Country Homes". All have historic covenants, not onerous, but protective.

    • JRC says: 149 comments

      In scrolling down at other listings, this caption for a bedroom tickled me.The room was a neon bright lime green. Honesty in advertising!

      “Never let a pre-teen pick her own color”

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    • Lancaster John says: 780 comments

      This Pinney Tavern is a lovely compound. Worth the click through. I just wish the pictures were larger, or I knew how to make them larger! And PS. Once you get to “Country Homes” you need to click on the first (smallest) acreage sublink to find this listing.

    • EileenM says: 290 comments

      The house in Barre MA is intriguing. I would love to explore the outbuildings. I’ll bet they contain some great “stuff”.

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    • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

      The Great Barrington house is definitely a George F. Barber design with the brown shingles probably being added later. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Great news! The Newkirk house in Connersville, IN has been sold from Indiana landmarks to new owners. Even better, the new owners are the former owners who owned the house in the 90’s. They have pledged to get a new roof on the place and have it weather tight and heated before winter sets in! They are the same great folks who owned the house when I walked up the hill and asked for, (and was given), a tour back then. https://flic.kr/s/aHsjoACZbd
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/NewkirkMansion/photos/?ref=page_internal
    http://www.newsexaminer.com/news/newkirk-has-new-owners/article_200d6db8-9842-5ed1-88b4-21eeeafec9c8.html

    Ever hear of Hook End Manor, Oxfordshire, UK? It was the home of 60’s, “Ten Years After” front man Alvin Lee who may be seen in the “Woodstock” film shredding his acid lit brains out on the guitar. He built a world famous recording studio in the former dairy which was subsequently owned and enhanced by other music greats. The studio was continually updated over the years and recorded many greats up until only a few years ago. Aneehoo – the 16th century + Tudor manor house was lately invaded by several groups of moronic “urbex” types with video cameras. Remarkably, they were actually able to capture a half decent glimpse of the GORGEOUS house here and there when not fixating on random crap laying about as those sort do. Sooooo, if you’d like to have a peek inside the famous, (and – of course – purportedly “haunted”), Hook End, you can have a peek here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-iPo_Qi-y4 the fixtures in the MIND BLOWINGLY extravagant bath room shown are actually Royal Doulton, and quite famous in their own right; and here as well; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd4xaJmR9ng

    Cheers! 🙂

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Found a few good stills of Hook End, including a pretty good shot of the Doulton bathroom, (it’s the third one); http://goo.gl/RmAaaE

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      More stills – even better; http://goo.gl/8q9NYp

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    • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

      Cheers indeed, Jeff! I sincerely wish there were more folks with the resources to come to the rescue of faded mansions like the Newkirk in Connersville. I’ve always said if I won the lottery, I’d go on a mission to identify and save such landmark homes before they disappeared into oblivion. But alas, such winnings haven’t been my fate in life.

      Last, Alvin Lee was a phenomenal guitarist on his Gibson ES-335. (a phenomenal guitar as well) I would expect nothing less than an English manor house for such a talented musician. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 136 comments
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    A nice queen anne in the little town of Tarkio, MO. Mostly I thought it was funny that this house and the one listed below both have the exact same oval-opening door (the mirrored closet door here and front door on the following house) =)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/907-Main-St-Tarkio-MO-64491/2097056651_zpid/?fullpage=true

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/311-Elm-St-Tarkio-MO-64491/2092815781_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 251 comments

      I don’t believe that’s a mirrored door–we’re looking through the glass into a vestibule at an angle that creates the illusion of a reflection.

      Still, though–fitting a mirror into one of those old oval entry doors is an excellent idea for a closet door.

      • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

        I like the first (Queen Anne) style house best despite its lower cost. The brass door hardware must have been fairly popular as I have several pieces salvaged over the years. As I recall, the hardware pattern has a Sept. 1900 patent date stamped on the back. Lovely quartersawn Oak thoroughout. It wouldn’t take much to transform it back into a Victorian dollhouse. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Roland Vinyard says: 2 comments

    “Never let a pre-teen pick her own color.”

    I needed to let folks see the ‘bold” color in one room, just so there are no surprises, and when I thought of that label, it seemed so true, something that we all could relate to. Plus, I like to have fun at what I do.

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  14. Michaeljoe62Michaeljoe62 says: 47 comments
    1941 Cape Cod
    IN

    I know this beautifully restored home well, as we used to live in this neighborhood (our home was featured here when a later owner sold it). The neighborhood itself is a gem of a 1900s urban park. This section of Fort Wayne is already becoming the next big historical “hot spot” (like our West Central area has been for years) as our downtown redevelopment has taken off like gangbusters. This home has the acreage of two lots with wonderful old trees. The house had been a neglected group home for YEARS, then sat vacant for a while, but the owners completely reversed all the remuddle and damage, and created period-appropriate, modern kitchen and baths that are pretty awesome (and I’m normally an “all-original” kinda guy…but there wasn’t anything original left).

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/351-W-Woodland-Ave-Fort-Wayne-IN-46807/73110705_zpid/

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  15. Neness says: 47 comments

    Hi Kelly,

    The postcard says, ” We wish you a fortunate and happy New Year.” In some languages the words are reversed.

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  16. Marc says: 244 comments

    Boise’s 1891 Moore-Cunningham mansion is on the market for the first time ever. It is mostly unaltered, even the carriage house. It was the first residence in Boise to use natural artesian hot water for heat; the same hot springs also heat many older commercial buildings in downtown Boise and the Idaho State Capitol building. Members of the historic geothermal heating district pay a flat fee for the hot water. Apparently it is pretty cheap.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1109-E-Warm-Springs-Ave-Boise-ID-83712/79697937_zpid/
    https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.id0007.photos?st=gallery

    Another slightly younger geothermally heated mansion is for sale on main street. More appropriate for office use, but they have retained some remarkable original features.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110-W-Main-St-Boise-ID-83702/79602385_zpid/

    And now for something completely different; a 1912 Polish farmhouse originally constructed in the Carpathian Mountains, dismantled and stored during WWII, and recently reconstructed in the mountains of northern Idaho. It’s just a foundation, walls, and roof at this point.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/213-Cameron-Rd-Careywood-ID-83809/2097296827_zpid/

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3480 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      How hard is it to unpaint a Bricktorian? I’m nuts about the Italianate “white elephant” on James Street! And Wisconsin is my favorite state, too.

      • Gwenn says: 107 comments

        I’m sure it could be done! My favorite pic of this house is the one looking down the stairs.

      • Scott Cunningham says: 392 comments

        Its do’able, but sometimes you might be opening a can of worms. I know I MUCH prefer the way my house looked as a standard brick Victorian, rather than the stucco tudor it became in 1917. That being said, the stucco has truly protected the brick and I have no issues at all with it. The one area where I still have exposed brick (my western chimney stack) is a tuck-pointing nightmare.

    • Cathy F. says: 2240 comments

      My fave of this batch is the middle one, at 344 S. Ludington. That spearmint green bathroom is just great, and I really like the flow of the floor plan, esp. on the main level. Then there are the fp’s and built-ins, etc. Cute kitchen, too.

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      • Gwenn says: 107 comments

        I love the exterior of this one as well. I could move right in!

        • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

          A problem with returning this house to its natural brick colors is due to the bricks themselves. Mid-19th century bricks tended to be fairly soft lacking the harder textures of late 19th century and early 20th century bricks. Because of this softness, the bricks are porous and that first application of paint probably soaked deep into the brick surface. Any kind of blasting with sand or walnut hulls usually erodes the surface of these softer bricks making them more vulnerable to exposure to the elements. A soy based stripper by Franmar Chemicals might remove the paint but I would doubt it. (it too would be a monumental and expensive task) I have seen examples of repainting the bricks in original shades that mimic the unpainted versions. The best I’ve seen were done by an artist who hand painted subtle changes in colors that the individual bricks had naturally but again such a project would be expensive and time consuming. Perhaps the most cost effective approach would be to select a color close to the original of the unpainted brick and apply it over the exterior.

  17. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Hard to find old houses with potential for under $10,000 but this textbook Italianate, although rough and needing some TLC, also appears to have great potential: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/407-S-First-St-Pierceton-IN-46562/85493728_zpid/?fullpage=true What is truly shocking (at least to me) is seeing some very expensive Bradbury and Bradbury reproduction Victorian wallpapers in tatters on some of the walls. I think this would make a nice project house for someone. Please keep in mind the repairs to make it habitable are likely to cost multiple times the selling price. Even a purist could take this house back to its Victorian era appearance so despite its condition, it hasn’t been too badly remuddled.

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    • MW says: 877 comments

      John, I definitely admire your optimism!

    • BethanyBethany says: 3480 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      What an amazing find! It would be a fulfillment of my dreams to restore this a la Ross. So much potential here.

      • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

        It may make more sense to remember the old real estate investment mantra about buying the worst house in a good neighborhood. In streetview https://goo.gl/maps/gExbT6ePbwz this house is almost obscured by the dense vegetation but panning around reveals a fairly pleasant looking neighborhood. The very low price reflects the condition of the house but I would expect it would cost as much as a starter home (or more) to bring this one back. Then there’s the other real estate maxim about “location, location, location” with Pierceton being about 34 miles west of Fort Wayne, IN. The population of the small town is only slightly over 1,000 but in its favor are many small lakes nearby and the Chain O’Lakes state park. The best new owner would have to be someone with a soft spot in their hearts for neglected old houses.

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    • RobynMeRobynMe says: 116 comments
      1907 George F. Barber
      Hamlet, NC

      Wow. 9k. Trade mediocre used car for house.
      Is it inhabited by killer bees? Toxic chemicals?!
      Is it next to an insane asylum? Or worse, a daycare?!

      Srsly. The only thing that worries me at all is the pic (#14) showing the busted wall. Looks like a fairly major settlement issue. Of course, it could also be where the chimney was removed… badly. Everything else looks, well, cosmetic.

      • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

        Robyn,
        As far as I can tell the main problem with this house is a long period of neglect which can be observed in the streetview link I posted above. Pierceton is a small community of slightly over a thousand (1,095) remotely located about 34 miles west of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I think the wall damage you mentioned is where a chimney and fireplace once were and it appears the chimney gave way most likely due to water (leak) infiltration. It would be fairly costly to rebuild the chimney although one could create a false bump out and attach a period mantel with a non-functional fire box for authentic decor. I don’t see any of the other issues (chemicals; killer bees, etc.) you mentioned although there is no substitute for a personal visit and inspection. I suggest to anyone seriously interested in this faded gem that he or she should contact the listing agent although agents for such bargain (the “Zestimate is just over $60,000) properties usually won’t go to heroic efforts to help sell them. It is also a foreclosure, which usually means lender owned and it may have other limitations but almost for certain it is being sold in the category of an “as is” property. In my opinion, the biggest factor in the low price is the small community location. In such smaller towns, few buyers seek to relocate but again, seeking information from local sources is probably best. I can envision this former impressive Italianate nicely restored as it probably was back when the owners put expensive Bradbury Victorian wallpapers up in some of the rooms. Failure to sell probably means oblivion for this faded gem or ending up as a salvage and tear-down house. That would be a sad fate for a home that deserves better.

        • RobynMeRobynMe says: 116 comments
          1907 George F. Barber
          Hamlet, NC

          One of my greatest advantages in house hunting is that I could live anywhere. It’s also a problem, since I can live *anywhere*. Just need to be within roughly 45min of decent medical. Not a huge limiting factor in the US as it turns out. Price and taxes are my big concerns. 🙂

          Wish list includes winters less brutal than New England’s and summers with temp and humidity below 90. Enough acreage that I’m not looking into neighbors’ windows and I can’t hear them arguing if my windows are shut. Prefer woods to swaths of sod.

          I’ve experienced the lack of response with Agents on these sorts of properties. Lost an antique cape because it took them 10 days to get back to me. It’s frustrating and heartbreaking to watch these properties fade and get erased because people don’t care. My hippy step-mom criticizes me for not buying a hybrid (despite my car getting better mpg than her Prius), then advises me to demo a house and build new so I can make it more energy efficient and eco-friendly. Exactly how are disposable vinyl windows ‘greener’ than wood? How is an entire house worth of landfill plus new construction materials better for the environment than renovating?

          *sigh*
          Sorry, I’ll get off my soapbox. Preaching to the choir here.
          I mentioned being frustrated, right? :/

          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            (I know you were talking to John but…) Not a soap box read for me. I love learning what readers are looking for. I keep an eye out, as best as I can remember from all the “wants” from readers over the years, and will tend to post houses that may not be my style (or location) but someone mentioned was something they were looking for.

            Good luck on your hunt!

  18. EileenM says: 290 comments

    I, too, see much potential here. I am far too old to take on such a project, but in my younger days, I may have jumped at this one.

  19. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    The Flash Gordon Modern style–Located in Forest Glen Estates, the premier mid-20th-century enclave in Youngstown and Boardman, Ohio–priced at $35,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4866-Brookwood-Rd_Youngstown_OH_44512_M46226-07230

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  20. JkleebJkleeb says: 243 comments
    Seattle, WA

    I have had a serious house crush on the Hunter NY lodge style home since I saw this article a few years ago:

    https://www.oldhouseonline.com/articles/victorian-charm-in-the-catskills

    It has a few more pictures and background on the community

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  21. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Beautiful 1880 in small town Iowa:
    Lamoni, IA
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/86921660_zpid/

    And another, less expensive and great bones. 1915:

    Leon, IA:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/86922473_zpid/

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  22. Steve Brodt says: 14 comments

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/234-Union-St_Schenectady_NY_12305_M46905-30112#photo18

    Great home located in the Stockade Historic District in Schenectady, NY.

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  23. BethanyBethany says: 3480 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    So I went to see this house down the street from me today, just for kicks (we’re not in the market but since when did that stop any OHDer from looking at a house???). For those of you who enjoy 70’s vintage time capsules, you will love this one. I was over the moon and I think the young, hip agent thought I was a little wacko as I oooohed and aaaaaaahed and said I wouldn’t change anything LOL.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1215-Orangewood-Dr_Escondido_CA_92025_M19334-36448#photo24

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  24. Cora says: 2057 comments

    A couple of affordable, west coast cottages:

    1910:
    North Bend, OR:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/75137203_zpid/

    1930-
    The kitchen is darling in this one:
    Coos Bay, OR:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/75140952_zpid/

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  25. Celeste Whelan says: 45 comments

    Halo and thank you ad infinitum for this site, and to everyone who ads their bits of knowledge.
    I’ve just discovered the Friday thing, just in time as I’d already pored through everything else, and saw someone post the Sotheby’s site in Russia. Well I think most of you will really dig the section on Italian castles on the Sotheby’s site. I spent who knows how many hours poring over the pics of ancient history filled places AND most of them include the furniture, etc. What a possible dream come true…

  26. JPC says: 18 comments

    Here’s one from northern VA that has kept a lot of its charm. And that’s not an altogether outlandish price for that part of VA. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/101-N-33rd-St-Purcellville-VA-20132/12424629_zpid/?fullpage=true

  27. Cora says: 2057 comments

    I usually don’t love homes this old (1780), but this one is kinda cozy. I’m thinking the humongous fireplace in the lower level is where the original kitchen may have been:

    Blairstown, NJ:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/40098365_zpid/

  28. Robertcn says: 66 comments

    I’m done.

  29. Tommy Q says: 460 comments

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, that’s right! Humble but very clean and approachable.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1197-SW-Fillmore-St_Topeka_KS_66604_M72741-82235#photo0

    C-H-E-A-P!

  30. Dana Herman says: 3 comments

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1418-Louisiana-St_Little-Rock_AR_72202_M75887-33235
    Known as the Turner-Farrell House this charming 1886 Queen Ann Victorian in the Historical Quapaw Governor’s Mansion District is located one block from the SOMA District. Original exterior window casings, Eastlake bronze hardware, origianl oak floor downstairs, master and sunroom, other flooring pine. Roof and fridge 2015, sewer line, attic foamed, foundation reinforced, full kitchen renovation with Carrara Marble countertops 2016, new attic furnace, exterior paint 2017. With formal dinning, parlor, family room, library, sunroom w/separate heat and air, six fireplaces, 12ft ceilings down, 11ft ceilings up, screened porch, fully fenced backyard with storage and ally access, as well as custom woodwork and hand painted period stencil work throughout this is a must see! 

  31. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Here’s two “Beauty & the Beast” Foursquares in Evansville, Indiana so described because one house has nice details and is in a nice neighborhood: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1307-SE-2nd-St_Evansville_IN_47713_M49406-09408 while the second house, despite needing a lot of TLC, still appears to have potential: (priced at less than $30K) https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/820-E-Blackford-Ave_Evansville_IN_47713_M47421-88747 The neighborhood for the second house appears to be more diverse in Streetview as well as indicating some signs of investment and improvement are on-going. Both houses have interesting early 1900’s details, IMO.

  32. RobynMeRobynMe says: 116 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    I really want to like this one…

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2675-York-Haven-Rd-Manchester-PA-17345/2117592792_zpid/

    Sometimes I wonder why they even bother to take pictures since it’s clearly so difficult? (Sorry, the snark is strong today.)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/128-Church-St-Kerhonkson-NY-12446/32881822_zpid/

  33. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Something unique and seriously GORGEOUS. 1924, and on the NRHP. Kelly this one is small-ish:

    Milwaukee, WI:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5110-W-Washington-Blvd-Milwaukee-WI-53208/40461309_zpid/

  34. Cora says: 2057 comments

    Ohhhhhhhh man…I love this one. The stained glass and the built-ins are amazing. I even like the kinda 70s-schmoozy basement.

  35. says: 1 comments

    I saw this beautiful, recently renovated Tudor, built in 1906, and thought I’d share: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5303-Stanton-Ave-Pittsburgh-PA-15206/11620644_zpid/?fullpage=true

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