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November 3, 2017: Link Exchange

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

    Today’s old house photo isn’t in the header yet (I wasn’t sure I was going to but think I will.)

    Don’t know anything about it except “Gus – Ponca”.

    I “drove” around Ponca City, OK and found some Prairie style homes but not this one. I hope it’s still standing and I just didn’t find it.

    Next week will be spotty with postings. Husband is taking off and we are finally getting around to redoing our kitchen floor.

    Have a super weekend everyone!

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    • RossRoss says: 2466 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      What a fabulous picture, Kelly!

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 1129 comments

      I find it interesting that the house appears nearly complete including gutter downspouts, yet there are no exterior windows or doors. I wonder if there was a delivery problem, or if construction schedules were that different in the early 20th century. Today, exterior windows and doors go in early in construction and mark “dry-in”.

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      • Jeff Myers says: 73 comments

        In many places sashes and doors were ordered, but the window and door casings and frames were built on site. There was probably no reason to install them early in a brick house.

    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      Looks like a really nice – and rather large – house. With a large chimney; 3 flues in there, perhaps? I know next to zilch about chimneys…

    • Laurie W. says: 1740 comments

      Super photo — nicely composed. Whether or not it’s Tess’s Gus, he’s putting up a big house. I hope it’s still there too. Good luck on the floor, Kelly — easy to imagine how delighted you’ll feel when it’s all done & pretty!

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    • Natalie Leader says: 1 comments

      I think you didn’t find it because its in Ponca,NE not Oklahoma. I actually live in it. So it’s still standing. Where did you get the photos?

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 902 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Read below, it was figured out the location.

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      • ColoradoRobert says: 12 comments

        Hello Natalie, This is amazing any way to share a picture of it’s present condition? Love to see it there is nothing that mentions it on the Nebraska site. Do you know any history on it?

      • jeklstudio says: 1116 comments

        Very nice to know it’s still with us. I looked at this when Kelly first posted it and something about it pricked my brain, but I couldn’t figure it out. Now it’s come to me. If anyone has seen “The Forsyth Saga” (British) there is a house ‘built’ in that series that looks so much like this one. A gorgeous Prairie Style with incredible glass, large open rooms…in ENGLAND, in the late 19th century. It was so ‘different’ folks weren’t sure about it. Those Victorians, LOL.
        Anyhoo, this is a beauty and I wish there were photos of the inside. You are one lucky homeowner Natalie!

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    • ColoradoRobert says: 12 comments

      Interesting picture. Does anyone know at the top of the columns where a beam is going across (horizontally) will a face board plate be later nailed on there or do you think this will stay the way it is? I did a bit of searching but nothing that looks like this house maybe now organization building. I did find a video on an old Santa Fe depot that needs a lot of love = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sro9Z8seGuw

  2. tess says: 304 comments

    Just for fun I did a wild card search for Gus & Ponca. This is a famous Gus McDonald from Ponca City in 1926. Guessing at the age of the house I wonder if???

    See paragraph #7
    http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=PO007

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    • ColoradoRobert says: 12 comments

      I’m thinking no. This is not the Gus. I found nothing in OK or NE. But the person above says she lives there and the builiding is still standing in Nebraska.

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3473 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I love how they are all wearing hats. That needs to be a thing again.

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    • AnnaP says: 43 comments

      I agree! Hats are so practical in lots of ways, and with how much people are starting to get into protecting their skin these days, I’m surprised hats aren’t more popular.

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

        I too miss hats on men. Daddy never went anywhere without his fedora. I’ve always heard that Clark Gable influenced many men to stop wearing undershirts after “It Happened One Night” in the 30s, and JFK’s bare-head style did away with hats.

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        • Gemma says: 112 comments

          Ball caps and novelty tshirts have taken over. I know as I wear them myself.

          The construction workers look incredibly clean, too. Makes me wonder if the shoot was staged.

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  4. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Compact, easy-to-maintain brick Second Empire in a pleasant Victorian beach town in the WNY Grape Belt. Priced at $69,900:

    https://www.howardhanna.com/Property/Detail/24-Burgess-Street-Silver-Creek-NY-14136/ChautauquaNY/1043682

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  5. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Pretty little 1840 farmhouse with beautiful acreage in NY.
    https://www.centralnewyorkhomes.com/property_details/1701572

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    • Bast says: 5 comments

      What’s wrong with NY? Just asking because am considering relocating there (not to NYC).

      • Mark says: 17 comments

        Taxes are high there.

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      • Joan Reilly says: 4 comments

        I live in Warwick, NY and it’s a quaint, lively,, Bedford Falls kind of town.
        It’s beautiful country up here in close proximity to NYC. Most people are turned off by the property taxes, which are high in a lot of places.But there are bargains to be had!

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      • EileenM says: 290 comments

        Taxes ARE high in NY, but we have excellent public schools and the cost of living (outside of the NYC area) is relatively low. Generally, housing is very affordable.

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        • Laurie W. says: 1740 comments

          All true. There is a vast area that is not NYC, and its countryside is gorgeous, from the Hudson, Mohawk rivers to the Finger Lakes & Ontario & Erie, to the Thousand Islands. Taxes are horrid, but if you’re able to handle that, it’s a wonderful place to live. Nothing on earth more beautiful than Fall in NY state!

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          • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

            Dtto to Eileen’s and Laurie’s comments. I grew up on the northwestern edge of the Catskills, went to college at SUNY in New Paltz (Hudson River Valley, with the Shawangunk Mtns. overlooking the village on the west side), and have now lived in the western Mohawk River Valley for decades – with hills directly to my north & south. All pretty areas. Yes, taxes are high, but here – way upstate, housing is very affordable. And if you like 4 distinct seasons, we have them! ???☃️

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            • jeklstudio says: 1116 comments

              Cathy F., I’ve only been to the Catskills once to a town called Fleishman (sp?), actually to look at a house. Are you familiar with the town?

              • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

                Yep, I Know of it; is perhaps 25 miles SE of where I grew up. I chambermaided in Fleischmanns my first summer of college, but that was a looong time ago, in ‘69!

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                • jeklstudio says: 1116 comments

                  Thanks for the reply. There was an astonishing, gorgeous Victorian for sale there many years ago and another old house crazy friend and I flew in to Syracuse and drove to see it. Huge, high Vic, with the most phenomenal staircase! It went up from the entry and split in opposite directions. In fact I still have some video we shot of it then. I was so in love with it, but we were still in the aerospace biz then (space shuttle) and hubby wouldn’t consider moving. It sat up on a slight hill or elevated area with (at the time) a B & B next door I think. (A much lesser house) I seem to recall a Birds eye maple entry, curved walls, duel parlors, *sigh*. It was empty when we looked. Oh MAN was that one incredible house! We got bumped on our flight—the only time I’ve ever flown first class! It was a great trip all ’round! LOL.

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                  • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

                    That was quite a drive, albeit not ridiculous, from Syracuse down to Fleischmanns. Don’t know if the airport in Westchester – which is prob closer – was open back then, and Stewart in Newburgh was prob solely an AF base at the time?? Glad seeing that house was well worth the trip! On the other hand, just getting bumped up to First Class alone, may’ve been worth the experience! (Please, let that happen to me someday; I hate being squished, with no place for my legs & feet and elbows.) Bird’s-eye maple & curved walls sound lovely.

        • Bast says: 5 comments

          Thank you, Eileen.

      • TheParkThePark says: 23 comments

        In my humble opinion – yes taxes are high. But also NYC sets the laws for the rest of the state which citizens outside of the NYC area might not agree with. For example when was the last time multiple county sheriffs banded together and stated they weren’t going to enforce a new gun law? I only know of NY.

        While it’s beautiful in the summer, the winters upstate can be harsh.

        As far as economics, family living upstate NY scrape by, and good jobs are few and far between. Those I know employed by the government in some form, are doing okay. If not employed as a teacher, city or state worker, etc…. many people are ‘under employed’ making less than they should be.

        I would consider moving there or having a retirement property there, but only if I were retired and had a source of income from outside of the state.

        A family property tax bill in upstate NY is around $3,600 a year for 2 acres and an old cabin. It’s only appraised at 80,000, but it’s 2 acres along the side of state highway.

        In the Denver area, you’ll expect to pay $3,600 in taxes on a home worth about $360,000.

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        • Tim Snyder says: 67 comments

          I agree with just about everything you’ve said here. In fact, the only thing I disagree with is the harshness of the winters. Snow never bothered me so much as ice storms, something common in North-West Ohio. The thing is, after having lived there for forty years, I can’t think of a more beautiful place in all the world: my beloved Lake Ontario, Taughannock Falls, salmon fishing off the pier in Irondequiot, cross country skiing on the Tug Hill Plateau…Out here the land is flat (you can see nearly ten miles into the horizon), and there’s nothing like the Finger Lakes. I love my life here, but my wife and I would return in a New York minute if we could afford it.

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        • Annabelle says: 117 comments

          I live on an acre in South Carolina in an 80,000 home and my taxes are $550.I know $2500 does sound like much to y’all but to me that sounds like a lot! Love the little brick house though.

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          • Gemma says: 112 comments

            Our 1074 sq ft Lilliputian domicile was $89,900 in 1998. We live in one county, but have the services of the city that straddles the county line. Therefore, our property taxes are $1100, which is double what our neighbors outside of the city limits pay.

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      • TXJewelTXJewel says: 373 comments
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        1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
        Strawn, TX

        I should have clarified my rash statement about the state of NY. I grew up in MN and intensely dislike cold, snowy winters (like in NY). That said, NY is a very beautiful, diverse state with everything from Atlantic beaches, Niagara Falls, to picturesque mountains and skiing.

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        • Bast says: 5 comments

          I love the cold/winter/snow, so it sounds great for me.

          Thank you to everyone who replied to me.

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        • MarthAllena says: 93 comments

          Winters have been mild here in MN the last five years. We get a month, maybe two of really cold weather and not much snow compared to when I was younger.

  6. Lancaster John says: 810 comments

    I love Kelly’s picture of a prairie home that was crafted more than assembled. It’s so easy to forget the workers who created these wonderful homes, brick by brick, that we love today.

    My Alabama search continues:

    An undated mid-century mansard-roofed large home for what seems a bargain price (170K). My guess is 1960’s — looking at the original baths. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/201-Perry-St-Marion-AL-36756/2109056840_zpid/?fullpage=true

    An exceptionally handsome cottage style home in Selma. Hard to tell but looks like it might be Eastlake style. One picture, almost no description, but what do you expect for only 49,900? https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/406-Church-St_Selma_AL_36701_M76356-97034

    I’m very drawn to this elegant 1920 neo-classical in Selma. In my limited research it is referred to as the Plant home. Plants were involved in (owned?) People’s Bank in Selma. This home has some lovely plasterwork and at $225K seems an excellent price for what is, in effect, a mansion that would not be out of place in any city. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/725-Dallas-Ave_Selma_AL_36701_M76308-15196

    So all you Dreamers who live in or know Alabama: We’re off for a two week scouting tour of the state later this month. Any towns/cities you recommend to consider? An abundance of fine old homes and a welcoming community are what we’re looking for. Suggestions appreciated!

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    • CharlesB says: 481 comments

      Back in August, 1983 the Old House Journal had a story about the restoration of Kirkwood Plantation that I never forgot. Two years ago while touring Alabama I made it a point to see Eutaw, the town where it stands. I absolutely fell in love with the place. Here’s one of its beautiful homes for sale:

      https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/410-Prairie-Ave_Eutaw_AL_35462_M87730-71849

      I also thought Mobile was just about the most beautiful city in America, especially the area west of downtown along Government Street.

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      • Zann says: 549 comments

        …. which is exactly where I am sitting right now. Thank you, CharlesB!

        I live in a suburb-type city outside Mobile (I am currently at work Downtown,) but I grew up in Mobile. The whole reason why my family moved here was because my mother fell in love with the historic stretch of Government and Spring Hill, which is the same stretch you’re talking about.

        There are some truly stunning historic homes here of all shapes and sizes. Mobile has been around a long time, and fortunately we have held on to a great number of our historic homes. I’ve thought about sharing a few.

        However, the problem here, like in other cities, is a lot of those homes are in areas that have pretty uncomfortable crime rates, some worse than others.

        There is one area in particular full of gorgeous Victorian homes that you can’t even view in the daylight because that neighborhood is so dangerous. Consequently, those homes have started to fall apart. They aren’t as fortunate as the homes near Government in that sense.

        That isn’t to say good, safe historic homes can’t be found. It’s just that you have to be careful, like in all cities. Then you also have to compete with the lawyers who seem to gravitate to old homes like bees to a hive. It seems like every week I see a new home converted into office space.

        But yes… it is beautiful. (I went the long way around to agreeing with you….)

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      I love that cottage! too bad only ONE picture, would sure love to see the interior… bet it’s charming.

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

      Alabama is such a wonderful state. My sisters and I used to drive through Opelika on the way to Florida. We must have looked like we were watching a tennis match — our heads moving to the left, then the right, then back again, to take in all the historic homes lining the main street. And though I’ve never been to Mobile, there are many gorgeous old homes there.

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    • JamieHope says: 1 comments

      We are also looking to make an Alabama move! We are looking at Huntsville and surrounding are for schools since we have kids, but I love Birmingham! It looks like lots of creative entrepreneurs live there and seem to be thriving. Good luck on your move!!

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    • KathySE says: 18 comments

      Hi John, A while ago, this beautiful home across from an Art Museum in Tuscumbia, Alabama was for sale. Let us know what you find on your scouting trip! It seems this area, and Florence across the river, have great historic homes. There are still photos of the interior of the home here: https://www.trulia.com/homes/Alabama/Tuscumbia/sold/366685-201-W-Almon-Ave-Tuscumbia-AL-35674

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hey LJ 🙂 I posted this one a while back. It’s a pretty great house, but the location is the real star!

      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1701-Lake-Pickwick-Dr-Sheffield-AL-35660/2094244218_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Gemma says: 112 comments

      Talladega. They have the Silk Stocking District just off of the historic downtown. The state schools for the deaf and blind are in the same area. We lived for two years in the Brecon area. Down the street from us were the huge pilasters/walls of WWII ammunition bunkers that only a nuke can take out.

      Anniston — about 20 miles from Talladega — is also historic.

  7. ChrisICU says: 650 comments

    Edward Durell Stone is an architect I didn’t relate to South Carolina, but he designed several commissions there. This house is on of them. It’s rare to find such a purebred house and it’s ready for the next person to take care of it.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/415-Harden-St_Columbia_SC_29205_M55653-74214#photo18

    And there’s an associated video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd5IDT4rENQ

    More details about the architect for the curious: https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Durell_Stone

    He designed this library at University of South Carolina; https://www.flickr.com/photos/14696209@N02/5196454304

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

      Having lived in Columbia for 15 years, I know the gorgeous Wallace-McGee House well; it’s quite a landmark. I’m surprised it is still on the market after almost a year.

      Here’s an article on the house from 2012, which tells of the owners’ own “Old House Dream” come true — back in the 1990s, they expressed interest in buying it, determined it was out of reach, then got a call from Mr. McGee saying he wanted the house to go to them as “the next caretaker.” http://columbiametro.com/Columbia-Metro/October-2012/Architecture-as-Art/

      • ChrisICU says: 650 comments

        Thanks for sharing this info Daughter of George. I was going to use your acronym but then realized it was DOG. LOL This is my very favorite style and this house is perfect. I always thought that ‘the next caretaker’ was a great idea if the homeowner found the right person, but that that only existed in the movies. Seems like the current owners maintained this beautifully. Hope the next people love and maintain this as well.

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 1129 comments

      The International style house on Harden St. in Columbia’s Shandon neighborhood wasn’t actually a commission. Stone has previously drawn the plan, which was featured in a magazine prior to it being adapted by a local builder. Stone was hired by the University of South Carolina to design both the Thomas Cooper Library and the now demolished dorms know as the Honeycombs or the Towers (Go Gamecocks, beat Georgia today).

      NRHP listing for the house on Harden St.
      http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/richland/S10817740052/S10817740052.pdf

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    • AnnM says: 40 comments

      Stunning, unique and beautiful! Thank you for sharing that gorgeous property!

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Man I love that house ! Weird for me! 🙂

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    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      I love that first house! So lovely, room after room after room… Never mind its great curb appeal and landscaping; plus it’s beautifully decorated/furnished. I have never before seen hardware such as is on its front door. And love the stairway’s handrail.

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    • Anne M. says: 828 comments

      and I really like the E.44th St property, I just wish it wasn’t so uniformly white on the inside.

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  8. says: 2 comments

    Regarding the Old House photo. Check out the building at 170 E 2nd St in Ponca, NE. The roof is different, the porch is missing, however the house shape – window locations looks very much the same. Possibly. https://mapstreetview.com/#pca6t_-1lkp5a_8f.f_7506

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  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Thought this one was pretty, and kinda interesting:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/718-Mountain-Rd-Middletown-NY-10940/32778934_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Look familiar:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/53-Gould-St-Verona-NJ-07044/38737268_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Also not for sale, but worth seeing:
    https://www.redfin.com/PA/Philadelphia/7512-Saint-Martins-Ln-19118/home/38254897

    Dramatic spaces, (and one VERY goofy waterfall), in a late George Keck, off the lake, re-defined: OR, from “house of tomorrow” to house 1996 for the extreme claustrophobic millionaire who simply CAN NOT LIVE with less than six dishwashers;
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/303-S-Green-Bay-Rd-Lake-Forest-IL-60045/4897649_zpid/?fullpage=true

    🙂

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    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1018 comments
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      I wish we could have seen the original “House of Tomorrow” before the 1990s person supersized it. Since Modernism is such a rare style in America, I wish there were a law against changing the footprint so much. And as to the six dishwashers — I remember reading an article about a socialite who frequently hosted large parties and needed her two dishwashers. But six? That sounds almost like restaurant status!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I actually went back and counted as many as I could see after posting that and the actual count was 8 dishwashers, with the possibility of two more for a total of 10 dishwashers! Lol.. The listing, BTW, mentions a five car garrage, but those are double bays so AT LEAST a ten car garrage: but I’ll bet you could get five more or so in there. Heheheh. 😉

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      • jeklstudio says: 1116 comments

        I completely agree with ya on that Daughter of George. I’m sure that not only was it enlarged but I doubt very much that the inside you see is in any way close to what it was. I think it has a distinctly funerial sort of look—without the warmth of most funeral parlors, lol.
        On the dishwashers….probably so many just to have bragging rights!

    • John says: 77 comments

      Blech! That’s all I can muster for the last house. Nice grounds, but the rest of the place just looks like it should have slot machines and craps tables scattered through it. To each his his own I guess 🙂

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Heheheh. I didn’t really get Vegas from that house, but now that you mention it, It does have a sort of Mandalay Bay flair.

        Since you mentioned Vegas: I wasn’t going to post this one, but why not!?
        It’s another rather unique house with furn and decor I don’t exactly hate.
        I doesn’t get more Vegas than Vegas, 1959 with fun updates;
        https://www.trulia.com/property/3023757033-1925-Silver-Ave-Las-Vegas-NV-89102

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        • John says: 77 comments

          Ha! You’re right, nothing does Vegas like Vegas- just need some ashtrays scattered about, a sharkskin suit, and a Cadillac in the driveway.

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        • TXJewelTXJewel says: 373 comments
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          1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
          Strawn, TX

          When I was 5 yrs old, in 1965, I lived in Vegas for a year. For kicks, I remember that my mom and I used to drive around and tour all the new model homes that we could find, and at that time, there were alot of them. This house reminds me of the fun we used to have doing that together while pretending that we lived in those amazing, modern houses – although my taste in houses has changed greatly in my old age, lol!

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      • MegCatHome says: 4 comments

        I’m with you on this. I have seen a funeral home here in the Baltimore area that looks like this – both inside and outside. That or a hotel with the slot machines. No pets or children could ever live there! (I looked and pictured my cats running though there and just shuddered!!! Not to mention how long I could last without deliberately sliding across all those marble floors and probably falling and breaking a hip or something stupid!!!)

    • Teri R says: 285 comments

      I did not expect to like this at all but i admire the spaces and light. Definitely not cookie-cutter! Quirky and Glamorous!

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    • Victoria says: 134 comments

      What a waste of good wall space. In the Keck house, I would have expected more interesting art, sadly not to be. I do love and covet the 2 pool areas.

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    • Barbara V says: 921 comments

      Thank you, Rosewater, for the Middletown post. We are looking for such a property, and although it is a bit out of our Catskill Mountain target zone, it hits most of the rest of the boxes.

    • SandyF says: 133 comments

      I think I spotted the ghost of Liberace…

  10. Scott cunningham says: 393 comments

    My next door neighbors house is back on the market. The pics don’t do it justice.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/221-Arch-St-Leavenworth-KS-66048/77228000_zpid/

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    • Laurie W. says: 1740 comments

      Lovely house! If it’s better than the photos as you say, it must be a knockout, won’t last long.

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      • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

        Current owner seems to be a bit tough to deal with. It was leased with option to buy as a BnB. City was blocking all the necessary special use permits and had hauled the couple into court for accepting AirBnB customers so their loan suddenly was in difficulty. Instead of extending the lease to allow the innkeepers to either get the permit process rammed through, or find an alternate lender, the owner elected to terminate the lease and put the house back on the market.

        I spent much of the past two weeks helping the residents remove as many of the improvements as possible (that they had installed during their time there), mainly grounds and landscaping stuff. What a shame. The place was a showpiece.

    • Randy C says: 449 comments

      OMG, I dated a girl in high school that lived in this house. It looks nothing like it did then, especially inside. One of my first jobs was digging out all the grass in between the bricks in the front walk, driveway and brick walks along the street in both front and west side of the property. Looking back, not sure why they didn’t have me spray with vegetation killer, but they had me dig with putty knives!! Oh well, helped me buy my first car………..

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    • ChrisICU says: 650 comments

      I especially like the Montgomery house, Annie. The owners have done a nice job of keeping the vintage feel.

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    • Laurie W. says: 1740 comments

      I like the Montgomery house too. Well preserved & they’ve furnished it appropriately without making it a museum; that’s quite a trick to pull off.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ Anne 🙂

      83 Warren is deeeeeeeluxe. Gorgeous wood and details abound in that one. It also has a very rare, VERY expensive, kitchen that I actually don’t hate: (usually nothing annoys me more than kitchen excess). They are lucky to have had a good designer, and the design is contemporary enough that they will probably actually get their money back out of it. Not bad.

      I didn’t expect to like the Colonial salt box, but I do! It’s gorgeous! You’d never guess by the exterior which looks way TOO perfect IMO; but get inside and the interior has been treated BRILLIANTLY, and is not over-restored in the least little bit. All of the colors and surfaces and textures are just perfect. Can you imagine trying to get that upper newel post by modern code requirements? Lol! Look out! ALSO – that portrait of the patrician manish woman is SO RAD! What a character! 🙂

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      The second house, the 1860 farm/victorian/modern/i dont know, is kinda neat actually, I like it, the ceiling is unique and if the rooms with the- ugh- drop ceilings are is the basement, despite the mess above your head, I really like! would love to have a nice finished basement like that. Thanks for posting!

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    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      Wow, the last house, on Warren St., is great. The exterior grabbed me, and then inside… The woodwork is just gorgeous!! And I agree w. Rosewater re: the kitchen – it was done in a restrained manner (design-wise, not $-wise – must’ve cost a fortune!), and I actually rather like it.

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  11. cheryl plato says: 179 comments

    1780 inside slightly remuddled but what a lovely setting check google map too
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Wagener-Ln_PA_18040_M42554-31369#photo0

    original part from 1717! again in a beautiful area with historic homes nearby
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/325-Stouts-Valley-Rd_Easton_PA_18042_M32135-53942#photo0
    mansion in Oil City with so much to love for 78k
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/113-Innis-St_Oil-City_PA_16301_M42427-45695#photo0

    finally this 1899 Dutch(?) style in Oil City for only 58k I LOVE, would buy for pic. #13 alone, and what a street to ogle old houses!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/113-Innis-St_Oil-City_PA_16301_M42427-45695#photo0
    have a great weekend all!

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  12. allan says: 77 comments

    The fact of calling the first 2 homes “old” bothers me a bit, but then when I pass by a mirror and my own mortality is staring back I have to reconsider….

    A sweet 1948 Mid-century modern home in Raleigh, NC, with plenty of natural light and a lovely kitchen with what looks like original cabinets, altho the back-splash is new. Beautiful landscaping.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Raleigh-NC/6416054_zpid/54047_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/35.798297,-78.660854,35.788254,-78.674115_rect/15_zm/

    Another 1951 MCM, in Sanford, NC (Brick Capital) great space, large rooms, with a wonderful mother-in-law suite.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Sanford-NC/107006575_zpid/33866_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/35.498272,-79.11624,35.417593,-79.225073_rect/12_zm/

    A nice fixer-upper in Monroe, NC, The 1890 McKenzie-Sikes House, on IMO the most beautiful street of homes in Monroe. Take a ‘ride’ down Church Street.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Monroe-NC/6368135_zpid/53381_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/34.987921,-80.533197,34.967631,-80.560406_rect/14_zm/

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  13. Glen says: 69 comments

    this link is for my neighbors house that is currently on the market. It had quite the colorful history. The home i live in, next door, was built by my great grandparents around the same time as this one. They were friends with the original owner (sorry cannot remember name) he was a wealthy business man here in salt lake. The home is actually more stunning in person that what the pictures portray. Majority of the details are original, except for the modern day upgrades.

    https://www.redfin.com/UT/Salt-Lake-City/1220-Yale-Ave-S-84105/home/91740217

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    • Laurie W. says: 1740 comments

      Stunning house and property. Glad so much of it survives — only wish the kitchen had kept some of its early incarnation, but at least it still has those fabulous windows.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Bit of a fish out of water n’t it! Heheheh I’ll bet that cascading creek behind is really pretty special. Lovely neighborhood.

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    • SuzyB says: 89 comments

      The grounds are breath taking.

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Adding this to my ever growing favorites list! Looks like a home in Europe, it’s just gorgeous!!!! Cool beans. Thanks for sharing it

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1129 comments

      That’s an absolutely gorgeous example of the French Norman style that was one of many European period revival styles popular between the World Wars. According to the NRHP listing for the neighborhood, this house was actually owned by one of the developers. Joseph G. Vincent owned Vincent-Peterson Construction and built several homes in the area.

      Vincent, Joseph G
      1220 Yale Avenue (1927-36); Restaurant entrepreneur,
      President of Vincent-Peterson Co., developers

      https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/96000314.pdf

  14. MP Lehmann says: 10 comments

    Found this little house in Chester, CT. Looks to be pretty original inside. Maybe the build date is off?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/65-Middlesex-Ave-Chester-CT-06412/57839262_zpid/

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Thats just adorable, I never would have imagined the inside like that. Maybe late 1800’s ? OR maybe that build date is correct, the folks here are pretty spot on about dates. 🙂

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      What those people did to the “cornstalk fence” house is dreadful…

      As for 3711 Saint Charles, the place looked more authentic when it belonged to Anne Rice; https://nola.curbed.com/2013/10/14/10187510/check-out-this-uptown-mansion-once-owned-by-anne-rice but all in all, I don’t hate it now.
      The kitchen has become the gymnasium sized theater of the absurd favored by new money show offs these days. Ho – hum. I will give them HUGE – HUGE points for the re-configured windows and door to the porch though. That contemporary, art glass door is G O R G E O U S! Wow. The blending of Aesthetic Period and Queen Anne motifs is STUNNINGLY executed. I’ve never seen such fine work in a re-interpretation before. Damn. It took sooooo long to sell the last time; I wonder how long it will sit now that it’s been VASTLY over-improved? Time will tell. Thanks’ for the links!

      • MajolicaDavid says: 54 comments

        Rosewater was curious what you meant by what those people did to Colonel Shorts Villa is dreadful? It’s considered one of the showplaces of the Garden District and has been for years.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Let’s put it this way, at least they didn’t have the banister painted; everything else – oh brother. Wish I had time to dig up the HABS pix I’m pretty sure exist of the before. It’s very posh and very expensive, but from a preservation standpoint – – – -.

          • MajolicaDavid says: 54 comments

            The HABS pics show most of it the same as now.It had a remodel in the very early 1900’s as it was changed to look more colonial revival such as staircase etc. I guess it really doesn’t matter except the current owners are on the preservation board in New Orleans and i don’t think they did most of it. Thanks

            • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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              1875 Italianate cottage
              Noblesville, IN

              My bad. If those current people didn’t drastically alter the house then somebody before them did. I see the ask is down to $4.5M from $6.5M. I’d say the money was well spent restoring the iconic fence; but maybe less wise to put in one of those absurdly fancy schmancy stoves thinking it would bring some huge profit in the sale. Iconic fence or no, over-improving a house is always a bad idea; Just ask Nicholas Cage, (oh brother). You’d think 1415 3rd would be lesson, but some never learn. Guess i might be just a spot testy about this one since it’s one of the greatest of the Henry Howard NOLA Italianates, (of which I am a personal fan), and I would admittedly much rather have seen it “preserved” as was than turned into casa de frou frou with a $200K stove.

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          • CharlestonJohn says: 1129 comments

            HABS pics…
            https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.la0057.photos/?sp=1&st=gallery

            I was amused by the video which labels the house as a 1860 Colonial Revival nine seconds in. Well, they’re sort of right I guess.
            https://youtu.be/CiZnaJiN_G8?t=8s

      • MajolicaDavid says: 54 comments

        Rosewater was curious why you think the Corn stalk Fence House is dreadful. What in your opinion did they do that was so bad. Thanks

      • Zann says: 549 comments

        Anne Rice, whether it was from her love of the Garden District or a love of old homes, kept a number of NOLA houses from getting the cookie cutter remodeling treatment. She owned quite a collection.

        She’s a Dreamer at heart.

  15. Peg says: 60 comments

    333 acres and a fixer upper to die for anyone? Northern, NY, must like snow! (Also, the land borders a prison, yeah, there’s that) but you can’t beat the price! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/59-Battle-Hill-Rd_Gouverneur_NY_13642_M31332-41339#photo21

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  16. SandyF says: 133 comments

    CA:Here is a great one in Riverside CA. “Bankers Row” perched on a hill, a large park close behind. I am going to see it next week. My Great Grandparents lived down the street and my Great Uncle owned a lg home next door, and a dept store in town. Home to the wonderful Mission Inn. $990k a CA bargain!
    https://www.redfin.com/CA/Riverside/3501-Mount-Rubidoux-Dr-92501/home/4926196

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      How exciting Sandy! Good thing you’re hurrying to see it cause I’ve a feeling it’s priced to sail off the market FAST. The crow’s nest and the daylight basement are my favorites; but the whole place is a complete gem, top to bottom. What a beautiful and unique lot to boot! I’ll bet the view from up top is fun. Post back when you’ve seen it! 🙂

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      what a pretty PRETTY house. Love the registers, and the wall paper in the second bedroom oh my. Maybe you can take more pics when you are there to see it ‘live in person’ lucky!

  17. AnnaP says: 43 comments

    Doing a “Green” cities theme tonight with Green Bay, WI and Greenwood, MS.

    First up, some beauties from Green Bay!

    1900 Victorian, 5bed/3bath, 3,758 sq ft, $295,000 (lots of carpet, and it looks like a lot of work done in the 60s-70s)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1082-Velp-Ave-Green-Bay-WI-54303/51129830_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1922 5bed/3bath, 4,814 sq ft $499,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/916-S-Monroe-Ave-Green-Bay-WI-54301/51127656_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1890 Queen Anne 6bed/4 bath, $4,894 $389,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/905-S-Monroe-Ave-Green-Bay-WI-54301/51127430_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And now for some gorgeous homes from Greenwood, MS!

    1908 5bed/3bath, 5,177 sq ft $65,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/507-River-Rd-Greenwood-MS-38930/114915353_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1910 5bed/3bath, 5,158 sq ft, $240,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/613-River-Rd-Greenwood-MS-38930/114915332_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1912 4bed/4.5 baths, 3,943 sq ft $182,500
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/501-River-Rd-Greenwood-MS-38930/114915352_zpid/?fullpage=true

    There’s only one picture on the Zillow listing, but I did find the following website which has interior photos of what I believe is the same house.
    http://mymississippimemories.blogspot.com/2009/06/bridgewater-inn-greenwood-mississippi.html

    All of the Greenwood homes are on River Rd and either next to each other or very close to one another. I wonder if that’s just coincidence or if there are flooding issues with the river across the road. Lovely homes, though.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      1082 Velp is a fine home, clearly much loved; with some really great, vintage decor bits.

      905 S. Monroe is a damn shame! It was once a very fine Stick Aesthetic Period home which was likely filled with very fine interior details of that period. Unfortunately, around +or- 1920, someone decided to nearly completely gut the place out in favor of very, VERY bland classical details, (which was not an uncommon thing to do – unfortunately). The exterior still looks great though.

      Here is a vid with TONS of stills of 507 River;
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1Uh6LkgYw

      Cheers! thanks’ 🙂

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    • SuzyB says: 89 comments

      Anna you are pulling at my heart strings with the house at 507 River Rd. Someone please rescue this damsel in distress before I do. I spoke with the listing agent a few months ago and she said that the foundation was sound but the front continues to deteriorate. A rent to owner went in and hung drywall and painted some of the woodwork but can easily be stripped. A lot of the front porch is metal so getting it fabricated will be possible. The agent said that their was possibly assistance from the government on fixing this place. As far as flooding the agent said the homes on River Rd were at high elevation and see was not aware of an issue.

  18. nic says: 77 comments

    I am in love with the simple exterior of this one. A perfect cube with that balanced porch, then those asymetrical round windows that pop up. And I have never seen main windows with that subtle rounding of the upper corners. Unfortunately, the inside is Home Depot to the max.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/512-Franklin-St-Valparaiso-IN-46383/81523053_zpid/

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

    Holy smoke y’all, check out this circa 1910 Italianate in New York for $49 grand!

    Includes contents of the house. Work to be done, but the bones of grandeur are there — dig the pediments on the garage windows! And while we talk about New York’s punishing taxes — I know I do — the taxes on this home are less than on my South Carolina house. (As always, apologies if this house has already been posted.)

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1777-State-Route-95_Bombay_NY_12914_M38035-51706?ex=NY604289753#photo28

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The Sunset hacienda is a dream. Wow – gorge.. Redlands is soooo beautiful. Thank you. 🙂

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      • SandyF says: 133 comments

        I have been watching the Sunset Hacienda for awhile now-hoping they will reduce the price a tad so I can convince my husband to move! He thinks the Riverside house I posted is too big-I disagree-we have enough furniture to fill it so what is the issue right? One can never have too much house…

    • StevenFStevenF says: 834 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I agree with Rosewater….you won the internet today with that Sunset Hacienda.

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      337 Center St please. 🙂

  20. John Shiflet says: 5477 comments

    There was a discussion here I vaguely recall regarding a house with French Zuber wallpapers of the kind that were popular during the first half of the 19th century for those who could afford them. I regularly peruse a number of online auctions and surprisingly, featured was an unused set of Zuber’s North America papers: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57148535_set-zuber-views-of-north-america-wallpaper?utm_source=Auction+Email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=lot268&utm_campaign=20171104ao_ded Must be the real thing as someone has already left a $4,000 bid on the set. Those of you who are knowledgeable about historic papers, would it be appropriate to hang/install these vintage papers or would it be better to frame and mount the papers as historic works of art? If the set were mine, I think preserving them intact and pristine would be the best choice for their survival. Can’t say I’ve ever seen another set like this for sale and doubtful that I would ever see another one again unless they were reproductions.

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    • ChrisICU says: 650 comments

      Hi John,
      Un-hung Zuber wallpapers can go for astronomical prices. Look at this one that sold…

      https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/scenic-america-wallpaper-by-zuber-cie-complete-6-c-c3be6b4a7e

      I see one or two complete sets a year get sold in online but usually in the 3-6,000 price range. This particular one above was exceptional. Even sets of 4-6 panels can go for a couple grand.

      That being said, some could just keep them stored as an investment for resale later. Or, they could install them, but it would likely be an important house. Since complete have 12 -22 panels I don’t think they would usually be framed individually.

    • Laurie W. says: 1740 comments

      Yow, what a rarity. $4k for the set is an incredible bargain — 32 panels at 12½ ft. each — 400 feet of virgin Zuber paper. I’d do the same as you if I were lucky (or smart) enough to buy them — framing would not only preserve them, but would allow for their being moved to a different house if necessary, because I’d never ever let them go!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Maybe purchased and then donated to and hung in a popular house museum might be a good option for someone who wanted to see them displayed and appreciated instead of stored as an investment for future sale. I can’t imagine how one would hang them framed.

      • John Shiflet says: 5477 comments

        I apologize for posting them as antique versions-the listing says they are exact reproductions by Zuber made in the 2000’s. I assume they are printed using the same wood blocks as were used almost 200 years ago. Some English firms still have print blocks of that age. Those designed by William Morris are still very popular and have been in continuous production since the 19th century. I hope this Zuber set remains displayed as art rather than as mere wallpaper.

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        • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

          Zuber still has all of the original printing blocks. Even though the panels are “modern”, I still consider them authentic. Since they are modern prints, they are mainly of value for install purposes, rather than as museum pieces.

          • JimHJimH says: 5043 comments
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            Yes, the experts suggest the Zuber scenic wallpaper should be mounted over a layer of muslin so it can removed without ruining it and reinstalled elsewhere in the future if need be. I saw somewhere that the American scenic set is about $60,000 new, like $1500 per roll.

  21. Leigh Prentiss says: 2 comments

    ALOHA, old house peeps. Looking at North Carolina, any leads?

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  22. ChrisICU says: 650 comments

    John mentioned auctions, so I thought I’d add this one. I believe we’ve discussed the Maybrook Mansion outside Philly. Some of the contents of the house are coming up for sale. If you’ve got an old house maybe take a look.

    https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/m4krljtj9a

    • Victoria says: 134 comments

      Thanks for the Maybrook Mansion auction contents – just exquisite furniture. A treat to view it all!

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      • John Shiflet says: 5477 comments

        Thanks for sharing, Chris. Some of the chandeliers and light fixtures are phenomenal! For those into all things Gothic, this auction has it in abundance.

  23. James T. Guarino, AIA says: 38 comments

    Wow, I love these old photos of the workers. Its amazing how safety standards on the jobsite have changed compared to today. Those “stylish” hats hardly qualify as hardhats. And, imagine if they only had a genie lift back then, and how much easier the work would be? (those poor painters up on that shoddy scaffolding)

    You can tell the workers took pride in their work then. Smoking and bowties were allowed on the site C. 1910. I would love to wear a bowtie on the site now, but they would only laugh, and not take me serioiusly.

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  24. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    What a great old 1928 home in Wichita. Needs a teeny bit of love.

    Wichita, KS:
    https://zm.zillow.com/homedetails/77344721_zpid/

  25. JimHJimH says: 5043 comments
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    I don’t recall this one here – an 1888 Shingle Style cottage in the New Hampshire mountains designed by Henry Vaughn, better known for his Gothic churches. On 20 acres with views, studio and guesthouses.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Thistle-Dr_Dublin_NH_03444_M35236-34095

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  26. Don Ashworth says: 1 comments

    For Sale in Virginia
    Please Give me some feedback!
    I am looking for place to advertise these two properties

    A mini farm with story and half home and Over 15 acres with a large 6 stall stable, a couple of tobacco barns, enclosed chicken pin several outbuilding,a spring all surrounded by mature timber. The kitchen is the original log cabin
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Gretna-VA/house_type/108008720_zpid/42424_rid/pricea_sort/37.213104,-79.129372,36.764466,-79.568825_rect/10_zm/0_mmm/?view=public

    Two story farm house with 12 acres , stocked pond and a creek
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/107995561_zpid/pricea_sort/37.025237,-79.43141,36.913048,-79.541274_rect/12_zm/0_mmm/?view=public

    Thanks for your help

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6335 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      This may sound strange, but I know that young Amish folks are in need of property which has enough tillable acreage to make a go of a hand planted farmstead. Both may be candidates; but especially the first one. You might contact or send flyers to “the First Mennonite Church” which is the branch of Anabaptism whose members are part of every day society.
      https://www.firstmennonitechurch.org/
      They will know how to get the info. to their “off grid” brethren. There is a real need for acceptable properties in the Amish and Mennonite communities, so it’s more that the “hail Mary” you might imagine. 🙂

  27. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    Here’s a little 1914 cutie:

    Friend, NE:
    https://zm.zillow.com/homedetails/108952532_zpid/

  28. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    We drive by this place every Sunday morning on the way to church. While it’s true the house has been dramatically modernized inside, it sits on one of the most breathtaking pieces of land ever. The barns are wonderful. The house was built in 1856, and it still has it’s beautiful floors and graceful staircase.

    Rockford, TN:
    https://zm.zillow.com/homedetails/40812754_zpid/

  29. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Mid-Atlantic coastal charm–An 1880 Victorian Gothic in the town of Port Norris, center of New Jersey’s oystering industry on Delaware Bay. Priced at $30,000, but the listing contains the magic words ‘bring any offer.’ It is covered with aluminum siding (which is highly recyclable):

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1682-1-2-Main-St-1682_Port-Norris_NJ_08349_M69201-21821#photo12

  30. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Holly Grove, AR:

    https://zillow.com/homedetails/2101388132_zpid/

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      WowWee! that’s quite a pad. I love the doors, and well everything about it except the stainless steel surgery room appliances. The wood on the doors… incredible !
      This house is breathtaking.

  31. annema says: 19 comments

    Not a house link, but I just finished watching Alias Grace on Netflix, and it is jam-packed with a handful of AMAZING houses (sets? I hope they’re mostly real houses!) that play pivotal roles in the story. The whole thing is beautiful and visceral and now all I want to do is bake bread and quilt. Go watch it! 🙂

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

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Started doing this weeks searches and came across this. Not going to make it a post but worth sharing…it’s a little out there.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/129-Buena-Vista-Dr-S_Dunedin_FL_34698_M52192-61592

  33. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Darling little cottage in Wilson, NC.
    Not so sure the build date is right, and only one pic. 🙁
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/406-Nash-St-NE_Wilson_NC_27893_M52797-53324

  34. Peg says: 60 comments

    How about a 15 bedroom Victorian boarding house in the Catskills, on 32 acres? Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $749,000
    15beds · 3baths
    216 Villa Roma Rd, Callicoon
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/216-Villa-Roma-Rd_Callicoon_NY_12723_M48704-16974
    A craftsman with beautiful woodwork on 32 acres in western Pa Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $349,000
    3beds · 1+baths
    1397 Perry Hwy, Springfield Township
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1397-Perry-Hwy_Mercer_PA_16137_M43657-35899
    1898 train depot moved to a 99 acre lot in Meredith, NY
    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $389,000
    4beds · 3baths
    5737 County Highway 10, East Meredith
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5737-County-Highway-10_East-Meredith_NY_13757_M43391-85553

  35. ChrisICU says: 650 comments

    Rambling house on 30+ acres in the North Georgia foothills. Supposedly 19th century, but hard to see the details. One of those places that ‘needs work’, but can be a special place. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2108-Dooley-Rd-Clarkesville-GA-30523/117602417_zpid/

  36. Barbara V says: 921 comments

    A nice-looking place (1796 – ?) in Goshen, NY (Interesting looking barn!):

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19-Knoell-Rd-Goshen-NY-10924/31817655_zpid/

    And a stunner with views of the Hudson River in Athens, NY (Toured this at an estate sale several weeks ago – it is gorgeous!):

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/30490484_zpid/42.291151,-73.781477,42.247771,-73.843275_rect/13_zm/2_p/?

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Jeez Louise I love the Goshen NY estate, the barn is so neat, I’ve never seen one quite like that. The house makes me smile. Thanks for posting!

  37. Charming 1840 Greek Revival home on 90 Acres in Richmondville, NY!

    Gentleman’s Farm: Charming 1840 Greek Revival. Original masonry fireplace. Wood floors throughout. Country kitchen with cathedral ceiling. First floor bedroom, spacious rooms. Plumbing installed for second bath. 90 acres of tillable farmland, open meadows and mature woods. Two ponds, stream. Quiet country setting with panoramic mountain views.
    https://countryboyrealty.com/listings/201622115/

    127 year old Home & Farm in Cherry Valley NY on 102 Acres!
    Opportunity awaits, excellent farmland, rolling meadows, hay fields, fenced pasture, some woods, scenic views, sturdy home with old fashioned charm and character, yet with many updates, numerous barns and outbuildings, minutes to historic Sharon Springs or Cherry Valley. The current and previous owner had numerous horses here, but could be used for any agricultural endeavor. Many fruit trees and berry bushes planted, raised bed gardens, no chemicals used. Not certified Organic, but could be.

    https://countryboyrealty.idxbroker.com/idx/details/listing/a062/201714607/269-COUNTY-HIGHWAY-34A-Cherry-Valley-NY-13320

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

    Don’t know if anyone ever followed this blog but their home is for sale!
    http://www.227northstreet.com/

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/227-North-St_Healdsburg_CA_95448_M29680-60070

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