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November 10, 2017: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11932 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No idea on the location of today’s old (postcards) photo. I had two of the same home, spring (or summer) and winter.

    I intended to post more today but I am worn out this week and we are still not finish with the floor (water leak problems delayed us a day.)

    Want to see one of our log beams? It stretches the length of our kitchen, about 17 (ish) feet. It still has most of it’s bark.

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    • RachelMedRachelMed says: 109 comments

      Wow! The log beam is super cool!

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    • Eric Unhinged says: 1016 comments

      How exciting! It’s always fun to find such beams with bark on them… and increasingly rare to do so. Here’s a 1920’s Tudor in Wyoming:
      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1316-E-Ivinson-St-Laramie-WY-82070/102747187_zpid/

      This house, also in Laramie, is older than the stated age of 1910. It could possibly go back to the 1880s. It’s hard to find houses that old in the area:
      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1654-N-7th-St-Laramie-WY-82072/2101858893_zpid/

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      • Cathy F. says: 2210 comments

        I like that first house – so many nice features!

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      • Hoyt Clagwell says: 246 comments

        In the photos of the Laramie house I see one four-panel door with a rim lock and more Italianate era casing, and the 1st floor windows on the front are older style divided lights that would date back at least to the 1880s. I suspect it’s a house that was added to and remodeled heavily over the years.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Really ripping into it there! Looks like fun. 😉

      My guess on the postcard photos = Dublin, Ireland. Reasons = quite substantial snow indicates Ireland rather than England; Edwardian details of UK mansions distinct from those in US, and this house exemplifies that distinction for a variety of reasons. 🙂

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    • Cathy F. says: 2210 comments

      I wonder what’s behind that blank second story wall on the left?? All I can think of is a… gymnasium??

      • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

        I cannot get much of a read about style and age from the postcards either. If there is a British postmark on either card or something on the back about postage it might help narrow it down to the U.S., Canada, or abroad. The windows do not conform to any common American styles but the massing and overall look are similar to English Country or Manor houses from the turn of the last century. I agree with the comments about the chimneys as well. Whatever the case, its certainly an impressive home and undoubtedly required a staff of servants to keep it functioning properly. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      Cool find, Kelly! You think of the guys who built the house who used that huge log with its bark – what a job, and how many more are there. Too bad about the leak, headaches galore — hope the rest is smoother sailing.

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    • FergusFergus says: 237 comments
      1705 Queen Anne

      Well that is certainly an impressive beam! Is it terribly unusual for it to still have so much bark intact?

      As for the old photos, looking at the details of the facade I’d date the house somewhere between the 1820s and 1860s. It has a very strong Regency style with those windows complete with built-in awnings, as well as the rendered quoin-work. Although the windows on the second floor (third floor) look like they date more towards the mid/late Victorian era. As for location I’d guess at an affluent suburb of London or maybe another historic city, although probably not Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham as it looks too old to be in a suburb of those places.
      I feel I’ve seen it before, possibly in an old book. I’ll do a little more digging and see what I can find. 😉

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11932 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Hi Fergus, someone was just asking the other day how you were. 🙂

        I don’t know about the bark part, I would have thought by now it would have fallen off. Some of ours did due to the leak, although the log itself is still solid as heck

        • FergusFergus says: 237 comments
          1705 Queen Anne

          Really? Gosh, I hadn’t realised how absent I’d been from this site until I came back the other day and found I had to go back ten pages of posts until I started seeing houses I recognized from my previous visit. I’ve been too busy stressing over work to do much old house dreaming recently, real life has been getting all too real since graduating uni, especially when you work for a charity at a 600 year old house and an 800 year old barn that both seem to get their kicks out of throwing curve-balls your way. But I’ll see what I can pull out of the bag for this Friday’s Link Exchange. 😉

          That’s what I was thinking about the bark too. Have you considered getting the logs dendro-dated to see how old they are/when they were felled?

          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11932 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            They were probably chopped when the home was built, around 1901. Dating it would be too expensive and I’m pretty confident about the build date anyway.

    • Nikki Burdett says: 19 comments

      Unfortunately we dont have many old homes here in Oklahoma that are not torn to bits and barely able to tell what era it is but i did find the two jems today.
      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1721-NW-19th-St-Oklahoma-City-OK-73106/21846899_zpid/?fullpage=true

      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/724-N-Broadway-Ave-Shawnee-OK-74801/22061352_zpid/?fullpage=true

  2. RachelMedRachelMed says: 109 comments

    I don’t think this Fitchburg, MA one has been shared before but if so, it’s pretty enough to share again!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/30-Prospect-St-Fitchburg-MA-01420/56692038_zpid/

    This greek revival has some great original features but some of the “upgrades” (like the not so great new windows) make me very sad. I’m also sad that they seem to have torn down the carriage house/garage/barn structure some time in the last 10 years. In the second link someone was doing a report on a lot of the historic buildings in the town that needed attention and you can see an old street view of the house that still had it in 2007. (the two small pictures are on page 11 of the document)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Central-St-Millville-MA-01529/57620242_zpid/
    http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/stewardship/histland/recon-reports/millville-with-map.pdf

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I hadn’t seen the Fitchburg house Rachel: thank you SO much for posting! That house is ABSOLUTE HEAVEN; just perfect in nearly every way; with attic and tower shots too! 🙂

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    • says: 22 comments

      Dying to relax on the porch and soak in the tub. Two twins instead of a king bed? What a great idea. Interior has so much personality. The only thing it’s missing is 5 acres.

      • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

        The Fitchburg house is a textbook example of the towered Queen Anne style. I think the 1890 date is valid as the house shows no inclination for the Colonial or Classical Revival details that became so common a few years later. Thanks for sharing!

    • Cathy F. says: 2210 comments

      The Fitchburg house… its main floor’s woodwork, windows, and detailing is beautiful!

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    • KarenZKarenZ says: 1204 comments
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      I love that beauty in Fitchburg, Mass! Especially that round porch outside!

  3. Mélissa M says: 45 comments

    Your log beams are awesome ! Look very big..
    Do you want to win a castle in United Kingdom ?
    I like the stairs
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49949419.html
    More détails in the video here http://www.winacastle.co.uk/ ( fireplaces, ceilings…)

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  4. tess says: 299 comments

    That’s an impressive beam! Really makes you appreciate craftsmen who logged it and fitted it just so, without modern tools/machinery. Hope your water woes end soon. It’s the one part of rehabbing that drives me crazy. I can cook, eat, and sleep outside with no problem. But give me a water source or I’ll get real cranky.

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  5. Wow, how cool is that?

  6. tess says: 299 comments

    Society Hill, Philadelphia, 1771 Hall Wister house on Historic Register. Saved from a tear down. Slide mouse sideways over picture #3 to see before and after.

    https://philly.curbed.com/2016/4/7/11377368/historic-hall-wister-house-for-sale

    Wareham, MA Original part dates to 1683. Beautiful pictures of the interior.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/13-Great-Neck-Rd_E-Wareham_MA_02538_M37686-34465

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  7. ChrisICU says: 668 comments

    I’m feeling cold today, so I was in the mood to look in warmer TX and the Southwest. I found three homes in different price points. Each of them retain a lot of their original character. Perhaps a little decluttering would help in the pictures. Hope that the flippers don’t ruin their character.

    The more affordable of the three. A professional photographer and stager would do wonders with this. Google Maps shows better pics of the exterior. That being said, this place needs a gentle hand on the inside and out, but can be pretty nice. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5-Cumberland-Cir_El-Paso_TX_79903_M84623-22987#photo24

    Love the knotty pine kitchen and that party room. Bet there was lots of fun in that room over the years. The gardens are awesome, too.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/235-Louisiana-Ave-Corpus-Christi-TX-78404/28785603_zpid/

    Lastly, the most expensive. But it is riverside, has acreage, and a grapefruit orchard/business. I like the weathered look and seems more relaxed for its style of home. No pool or grand gardens so this looks more like a fancy farm business than estate.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/129-N-Valencia_Los-Fresnos_TX_78566_M77456-37190#photo28

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Interesting: thanks’ Chris.

      The house in El Paso needs a serious de-clutter, deep cleaning, and a ton of paint before you would even come close to staging – etc. It’s a great house, but most won’t see past the schmutz, tchotchkes, and such . The agent says that’s a “Jacuzzi”, but I know a mikvah when I see one.

      The house in Los Fresnos is a real sorry shame. Must have been a real beauty before some idiot attacked it with whitewash. Granted, it’s VERY hard to find period, adobe block houses which haven’t been painted to one degree or another anymore, but they didn’t miss an inch there, inside and out. SAD! Here’s a good example of what adobe block looks like in it’s original state and un-painted: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk58JpJG

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      • ChrisICU says: 668 comments

        Hi Rosewater what a great MCM Adobe home. I love that! I agree that it’s a mitzvah and surpirised it’s not marketed as such. But that overhead lamp is certainly not to code and looks dangerous.

        Not sure i agree with giving it a paint job though. I find that it gets a little heavy handed. The trendy color I keep seeing is an insipid gray or cold white and both makes all the woodwork and tile look dull and unattractive. I’m from a family of realtors and understand the need for a quick turnaround. I just think older homes with character need more sensitivity than that. Maybe I’m not the norm, but I prefer the least amount of ‘realtorization’.

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        • jeklstudio says: 1106 comments

          To Rosewater and ChrisICU: just WHAT is a mitzvah? It’s a word I’ve never heard! Other than….barmitzvah (sp?)

          • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

            In my teens and early 20’s I lived in Israel for almost a decade so I picked up a little Hebrew along the way. “Mitzvah” is a name for a good deed while “Mikvah” is a ritual bath (similar to the Christian concept of a baptismal) for spiritual cleansing but is commonly used now only by those of the Orthodox Jewish faith. Mikvah’s from the time of Jesus have been found and excavated in the Holy Land so their use in that arid region goes way back to antiquity. I hope that is helpful and that Jeff or Chris don’t mind my input.

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Yeah – a Mitzvah is something you just do because it is pleasing to god that you do it; and it is part of life’s journey.

            As John mentioned, a mikvah / mikveh is a ritual bath.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikveh

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          For sure Chris: I’m about sick of the whole ’50 shades of gray’ bit as well. I like to think of that look as ‘Kardashian BLECCCH’ – heheheh. I think a nice clean coat of good ole white would do the place wonders: and rip those dank old curtains down as well. The place just looks claustrophobic and dreary as is.

    • SueSue says: 1127 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      The last one was on the market awhile ago. I remember being quite intrigued with it.

      I like the first one best. The underdog of the three but so deserving of a sprucing up so it can really shine.

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1080 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      That Louisiana house, I’ve NEVER seen a bathtub like that! I love the pink tile, and that tub has me scratching my head, but so cool !!

  8. Michael says: 15 comments

    Kelly, I guess I missed it somewhere along the line. For those of us who missed it, would you please give some pictures of the house you bought? I remember a couple of years ago — maybe 3 or 4 — you were still looking, I think. So, where is this house and what’s it like? Did you get some land with it?

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  9. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Just got my outside porch floor done before the weather turned cold so I have an idea what Kelly’s back feels like right about now.

    Here’s an 1833 farmhouse in a beautiful section of Chautauqua County, NY, not far from Lake Erie and the town of Silver Creek. It was built by Ezekiel Cowan (1787-1869), a native of Rhode Island, who had pioneered first in Martinsburg, in Lewis County, and apparently decided to find himself a place with milder winters somewhat late in life. It is priced at $29,900:

    https://ccbrmls.com/public/search/advanced/summary.asp?Listing_ID=1044409

    http://app.chautauquacounty.com/hist_struct/Hanover/11015HanoverRoadHanover.html

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  10. prettypaddle says: 165 comments

    Wow, awesome log beam! Very cool remodeling find.

    Here’s a home in Nebraska with great curb appeal and lots of unpainted interior woodwork: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2365-County-Road-C-Crete-NE-68333/2092829957_zpid/

    A tiny little bungalow along the Sacramento River in California: https://www.redfin.com/CA/Walnut-Grove/14070-Winnie-St-95690/home/19273960

    And a very well-kept home in Dixon, CA, with a whole mix of things going on (craftsman? Spanish? 70s sunken living room? or is that a craftsman feature?): https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/170-S-3rd-St-Dixon-CA-95620/15699924_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      WHOA! What a gorgeous house in Dixon! Those coved, stucco eaves are super fab, and VERY rare. The upstairs bathrooms – etc. updates are kind of a miss: but the, (doubtfully no more than 15 years old), additions in the basement are a real HIT and VERY NICE indeed. There’s a lot going on there, but the overall condition is really great I’d say. Jeez, I’d live there. Looks very inviting with winter just beginning. 🙂

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  11. James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 36 comments
    1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

    I do not know the real estate market in Burlington, IA, but this 1868 Victorian seems reasonable priced. It appears to be in a good neighborhood, being well maintained and with a 3 car garage, former carriage house. I like this one a lot.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2131-S-Main-St-Burlington-IA-52601/67203034_zpid/

    Now going South, this Greek Revival is a former Ga. Governor’s house located just outside the former state capital of Milledgeville. It may seem pricey, but it does have 125 acres!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/175-Gordon-Hwy-SW-Milledgeville-GA-31061/2092108685_zpid/

    Finally, heading back up North to one of my favorite towns, Keokuk, IA. I almost bought an historical home there years ago. To me Grand Avenue is perhaps the most sought after neighborhood with substantial homes located along the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. This is one of them, and a Victorian mansion.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/729-Grand-Ave-Keokuk-IA-52632/2124699277_zpid/

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    • Teri R says: 281 comments

      Both beauties! Thanks for sharing!

    • RT says: 119 comments

      I like that Keokuk house a lot.

      So sad what we’ve done to cities like Keokuk over the last 80 years though w/ our transportation planning. On Google maps it’s hard to notice the massive parking lots all along Main street that used to be old buildings. We ripped out the tax base to store automobiles. Just not financially productive at all and, quite frankly, it’s ugly too. In most places, it’s not even legal to build a Main street the way we used to b/c of things like parking minimums. Used to be those buildings came right to the public/private line. Maybe it started as a shop in the front with a room out back to live it. If it worked, you added a story or two and lived/rented it out while still having your business on the bottom. Can’t even get a loan to build something like that today.
      Anyway…soapbox rant over.

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    • Anne Hamilton says: 203 comments

      Geezeze, somebody went crazy with white paint! Makes me nuts to see the character of a beautiful early and old plantation house like this wiped out with a paint brush!
      Missing all the shutters too, and looks like the chimneys have been stuccoed. That was common on upper chimney stacks, in the south, but not painted white! Beautiful property, with a whale of a lot of acreage, probably wanting to sell it as a hunting plantation. Lucky the person is who will own it, hope they bring it back as it should be to the original design intent, its a very early southern plantation..

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  12. TGrantTGrant says: 876 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    We’ve had a cold spell here in New Orleans so I was thinking of sunny California right on the ocean. This ranch estate has been on the market for years at an eye popping price but if you’ve got the cash what a house! What makes it so special is that it is still in the original builder’s family nearly 100 years later and has never been remodeled so it comes with original kitchens and baths. It is supposedly also being sold with all its original furniture.
    http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-1173-c56je9/rancho-san-carlos-montecito-upper-village-montecito-ca-93108

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    • jeklstudio says: 1106 comments

      Very little not to like about the Sothebys listing. WOW. That dining room table/chairs had be right off the bat and the kitchen! Golly!

    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      A beauty! Stunning. I gulped at the price — obviously this stupendous place is worthy that price to its owners & great they are willing to wait. I wouldn’t change a single thing in the house, not a fingerprint, even. The carvings in the first room look possible Jacobean, though hard to tell from photos. Thanks for sharing this joy of a place.

  13. RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Not a whole heck of a lot to recommend this one EXCEPT the VERY elegant fireplace, built ins, and woodwork details in the LR; (well worth seeing);
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/310-W-Navarre-St-South-Bend-IN-46616/94560926_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Flip FLOP firehouse in Evansville is still cheap enough to overlook hideous “updates” and make it right;
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/931-W-Columbia-St-Evansville-IN-47710/2092222190_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Still in pretty darn good original condition in Knightstown might very well be a plan book house of some sort. The balcony looks awfully familiar:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/226-N-Adams-St-Knightstown-IN-46148/85347094_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Annnd, the best of Savills English country houses $2M lbst + currently on the market; all fab for one or more reasons, and all well worth a peek;

    Snowshill, Gloucestershire
    https://search.savills.com/list/estate-agents/property-for-sale/head-office-london#/r/detail/gbtzrsswg170104
    The Old Mill, Peterborough
    https://search.savills.com/list/estate-agents/property-for-sale/head-office-london#/r/detail/gblhchcli168490
    Ffynone, Pembrokeshire
    https://search.savills.com/list/estate-agents/property-for-sale/head-office-london#/r/detail/gblhchcli156334
    Wenbans, East Sussex
    https://search.savills.com/list/estate-agents/property-for-sale/head-office-london#/r/detail/gbtwrstus140083
    Harpsden Court, Oxfordshire
    https://search.savills.com/list/estate-agents/property-for-sale/head-office-london#/r/detail/gbhershes160047
    Eastington Hall, Worcester
    https://search.savills.com/list/estate-agents/property-for-sale/head-office-london#/r/detail/gblhchlac160067

    🙂

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    • Victoria says: 134 comments

      Love that South Bend house, Rosewater. I lived nearby for a couple of years in a 1904 Queen Anne. So many lovely historic homes in the area. That’s a great neighborhood and the city has revitalized -lots to recommend for living there.

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1080 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      That South Bend house… wow. looks like the owner may be a photographer, wonder if they took the fabulous photos. Great house for sure.

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  14. Anne M. says: 891 comments

    1900 Queen Anne in Suffield CT
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Suffield-CT/59027849_zpid/27304_rid/1730-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.044448,-72.574654,41.935487,-72.807084_rect/11_zm/
    1935 with a lot of character, walking distance to University of Connecticut
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/58996582_zpid/1730-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.833246,-72.192708,41.778608,-72.308922_rect/12_zm/
    I drove by this one today, it is on a street with some really impressive homes, Hopedale was a Utopian community in the antebellum era
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/48-Mendon-St_Hopedale_MA_01747_M35390-52109
    And finally, this 1778 in Portsmouth, NH which has an interesting (but based on my research inaccurate) provenance. The description says it is the “Elbridge Gerry House” built for the 5th Vice President of the US and a signer of the Constitution. However, that Elbridge Gerry was born in Massachusetts and his home in Cambridge was known as “Elmwood Mansion”. There is an Elbridge Gerry on the 1850 census in Portsmouth who was a member of congress. Either way, it is a lovely house & has a great water view as well as dock.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/200-New-Castle-Ave_Portsmouth_NH_03801_M41273-96046

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    • MP Lehmann says: 11 comments

      The Suffield, CT is amazing and I would certainly move into the house. The 4 car garage is a big selling point for a gear head like myself. I would backdate the kitchen and bathrooms. Everything else would stay how it is. The price is perfect too. I dont know how busy that road gets though.

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    • Cathy F. says: 2210 comments

      I really like the last house, in Portsmouth, NH. A lovely house, and nicely furnished, too. Looks very comfortable; I could move right in, as is, with very few changes.

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    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      The Portsmouth house is lovely & its views worthy of big sighs of contentment. The inside is well kept & has been respected — I have only a small quarrel with the addition of tree trunks & wood beams, which are unlikely to have been exposed in a place this formal. On this site & so many others, Federal and Greek Revival houses receive similar treatment in a mistaken effort to look “authentic.” That won’t affect someone’s falling in love with this house, and should not — just my own pet peeve. I’d buy the place in a minute, no doubt.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I had to go back and look at the Portsmouth house again after reading your comment Laurie. I just don’t know enough about these sort of houses to have picked up on that the first time: makes sense though. That house is just SO beautiful overall; and it’s such a pleasure to be having a peek into someones perfectly delightful home. There is much to recommend those interiors from top to bottom. VERY nice.

        The Hopedale house is pretty great as well; despite a number of questionable “updates” – especially the plastic windows = yuck. That living room is gorge! Pity they painted the wainscoting in the DR.

        Thanks’ Anne 🙂

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    • SueSue says: 1127 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I really like the Hopedale house. That blue room with the fireplace and the basement “rumpus room”, all the beams and woodwork…so much to love here.

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  15. AndreaS says: 49 comments

    I recently found your website, I love it! I wanted to share a house that has some great features, I believe it’s possibily from the 1870s, not the date in the listing https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/408-N-Main-St_Kenton_OH_43326_M37636-69840

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

      There sure is some beautiful interior wood in this Second Empire style house, and I’d say you were correct in estimating the build date to be in the 1870’s.

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    • James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 36 comments
      1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

      At $18 per square foot, over 7,000 sg. ft. and in good shape, that’s a lot of house! A Fannie May Homepath property looking for an old house family that has lots of kids. It used to be a B&B! Love this grand home. Fabulous woodwork and staircase. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Lancaster John says: 846 comments

      I feel sorry for whomever lost that to foreclosure. They put some love into this impressive home!

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      • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

        Andrea, thanks for sharing. I have a friend looking for Second Empire style homes in Ohio and I’ll be sure to share this with him. The huge interior is full of goodies like the Moses Ransom Moorish fretwork. (made in Cleveland) As others have said, it would be best for a larger family; for a single or couple (retirees) it would be a lot of house to maintain. I seriously doubt one could buy the materials alone for the asking price. I also concur with the 1870’s estimation date with some added updates from the 1890’s and turn of the last century observed.

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    • EileenM says: 290 comments

      $134,000? Beautiful and what a bargain.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Well, you certainly hit a home run for your first at bat my dear: nicely done! The date quoted in the listing is just due to agent laziness. Unless the Aesthetic Period fireplace in the front parlor was a slightly later addition, this house was built +or- 1885. That fireplace sure made my day! Thanks you.

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

      The house in Harrington, ME is lovely. You’re right about the style being Carpenter Gothic or Vernacular Gothic Revival. The house in Kinsman is also very nice. It’s a Greek Revival style house with the typical classical features such as the Ionic order columns supporting the porch, the prominent classical frieze, and the massive broken pediment surrounding the front gable end supported by Doric order pilasters. An Italianate house would typically have much more prominent eaves supported with brackets and would lack all of those classical elements that were borrowed from the designs of ancient Greek temples. Italianate houses also tend to incorporate arches, where Greek architecture should not. The Greek Revival style was becoming less fashionable by the end of the Civil War, and it was replaced by Victorian era design styles including Italianate. There were also fair number of transitional houses built that used elements of both styles. Eventually, Italianate designs replaced Greek Revival as the most popular type of house built both in rural settings and in urban areas alike.

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    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      The outside of the Harrington house totally charms me; I didn’t expect to like the inside but it’s just as appealing. Love the whole house! Also like the cozy welcoming vibe of the pretty one in Marshfield.

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  16. Michael says: 15 comments

    Thanks for the pictures of your house. Those old cars are no later than 1912. I would suspect 1910, as you first supposed. Of course, they may have been bought around that time and were still in use at a later date. But I still don’t think this picture is as late as 1920. Not at all. It’s a great picture. Those sidelights and transom over the front door are wonderful. Lucky you have them. I’m still looking for something in Louisiana or northeast Texas, if anyone out there can find anything, maybe I can find my dream home,too, Kelly.

  17. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Pretty 1900 Italianate in Kansas:

    Ottawa, KS:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/91154229_zpid/

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    • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

      Cora, the main (Italianate style) house is surely a decade or more older than 1900 but that isn’t of huge importance. A fair number of recent alterations inside and the turn of the last century wrap around porch on the exterior all combine for an eclectic mix. Lovely home, nonetheless.

    • Ronda Naifeh says: 2 comments

      The Ottawa KS house is outstanding! So well cared for and beautiful!
      Another great find, Cora! Thank you!

  18. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Another one with lots of potential in KS:

    Spring Hill, KS:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/75533779_zpid/

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  19. SandyF says: 134 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/15657975_zpid/1_pnd/57.016814,-68.950196,20.591652,-128.54004_rect/3_zm/1_rs/1_fr/?
    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/21512214_zpid/1_pnd/57.016814,-68.950196,20.591652,-128.54004_rect/3_zm/1_rs/1_fr/?
    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/25422643_zpid/1_pnd/57.016814,-68.950196,20.591652,-128.54004_rect/3_zm/1_rs/1_fr/?
    1. A beauty in Vallejo CA, across the bay from San Francisco
    2. Pomona CA Craftsman, Pomona has good and bad areas. This needs a bit of work,and location isn’t the best but great bones.
    3. My friends house, Classic Eichler. Orange CA. It sold in one day after a bidding war, and it went for $45,000 over asking. Eichler’s are all the rage in CA. 2 friends have sold their wonderful craft mans and moved to Eichler’s. There are 3 tracts of Eichlers in Orange CA. They go fast when listed.

    • Victoria says: 134 comments

      Sandy, I have a friend in Marin county who bought an Eichler 20 years ago and it’s now worth a small fortune. They’re such great houses.

    • ChrisICU says: 668 comments

      Sandy the links don’t work unless I’m signed in. There’s a way to have links that don’t require that.

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  20. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Great kitchen, bath, and attic space in a smaller house:

    Clinton, MO:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/124951198_zpid/

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  21. GracieK says: 11 comments

    Kansas City Missouri has a rich history and beautiful homes including this one for sale now..
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3315-Harrison-St-Kansas-City-MO-64109/2338406_zpid/

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    • SueSue says: 1127 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      My husband lived in Kansas City for awhile. He said it is a great place to live. I wonder if this house is as huge as it looks or if the photographer used a special lens. The entrance hall looks big enough to ride a bike in. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the ballroom was still in tact?

  22. James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 36 comments
    1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

    I was searching for a retirement B&B and came upon this impressive 1919 mountain retreat. I called the agent about buying and was told it is now under contract and scheduled to close just after Thanksgiving. A beautiful, substantial mansion of 12,000 square feet and acreage for $550,000. Imagine how much it would cost to build such a home today!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/515-Luke-Mountain-Rd_Covington_VA_24426_M61702-90461

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    • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

      James, a 12,000 sq. foot home with almost 25 acres for just under $550K? Wow! Not surprised at all it quickly went under contract. Keep looking, there are others out there. You might want to talk to the agent of this property and tell him or her that you are looking for something similar. Here’s wishing you good luck and thanks for sharing. That is one of the best old house deals I’ve seen in a while.

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      • James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 36 comments
        1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

        I have done just as you suggested. FYI here ia another on, an historic Greek Revival that got away. I did the same thing. Called as soon as I saw the price drop to $450K and it sold immediately. Historic 1830’s mansion, mountain setting, trout stream, authentic grain mill still intact, newer outbuilding, major road frontage and 59 acres! I loved this home, too. Yes they are out there, but very rare. Already posted on Old House Dreams when it was $600K.
        https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/06/23/1840-church-hill-tn/

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        • SueSue says: 1127 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1802 Cape
          ME

          I sooooooooooooooooooooooo wanted this place. It was on the market for quite awhile. We just were not ready to move the farm there when I was drooling over it. Amazing what it went for.

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    • jeklstudio says: 1106 comments

      Has this VA house been on OHD before? I seem to remember those green painted squares/angled boxes. The house is lovely (although I don’t care for the painted squares) very warm, inviting and GREAT curb appeal.

    • Victoria says: 134 comments

      Wow, impressive house and price! Agreed, it would have been a perfect retirement B&B.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11932 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      JimH has a bit of history in the comments of the post:

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/12/06/1919-covington-va/

  23. CocoaG says: 72 comments

    Here’s a home in Anderson, SC. No year listed. It is a ranch with original hand painted wallpaper in the dining room and 2 baths with the original black and white tile. It’s been on Zillow for 5 days and just went pending.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2505-E-North-Ave-Anderson-SC-29625/10782560_zpid/

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    • SueSue says: 1127 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      I can see why it went so fast. What a great price for this beautiful place.

    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      So sorry it was bought so fast! Otherwise I seriously would have run down there & plopped down my money. What a peach of a house. The landscaping is as attractive as the house, and that’s saying a great deal!

    • Lottie says: 369 comments

      Beautiful house! It is in a very desirable part of Anderson! Wish I had known it was for sale, great price!

    • SueSue says: 1127 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      Beaufort is one of my favorite places. The area that this gem is in is just full of amazing old homes.

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

      Wealthy planters often had a mansion in town, where some chose to spend the majority of their time. This beautiful Greek Revival style mansion was built by Lewis Reeve Sams who had inherited half of Dataw Plantation from his father. The house has a double piazza, reminiscent of those in Charleston, overlooking a beautiful view of the river. It’s only a block from Bay St. restaurants and shops, but it’s far enough away from the tourist area to not get the traffic and noise. Last time I drove past this mansion, someone was building a giant new house right across the street, where there was used to be a much smaller home. I’m not sure how that turned out. In case anyone visits, Beaufort, SC is pronounced like “beautiful” unlike Beaufort, NC which sounds like “bow.”

      Dataw Plantation ruins and grounds…
      http://south-carolina-plantations.com/beaufort/dataw.html

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  24. Lancaster John says: 846 comments

    Two homes in the Conestoga area of Lancaster County, PA. This hilly area remains quiet and quite rural, as it is on the western end of the County near the Susquehanna river and is therefore a “dead end” — there are no through highways or river crossings nearby. Most of the recent excitement has been associated with a new gas pipeline project that many residents have unsuccessfully tried to stop. Additionally, the owners of the nearby Three Mile Island nuclear plant have applied for permission to close it down.

    A brick Italianate with a bit of acreage. Nice barn, not over-restored. I think it may have lost a front porch somewhere along the way but it is still handsome. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12-Silver-Mine-Rd_Conestoga_PA_17516_M35085-97883?ex=PA604284917#photo0

    A dramatic turreted Queen Anne Victorian that has been for sale more often than not in the past 10 years. I am not quite sure of the exact location of the house, but it is close to or possibly surrounded by a county landfill area which may be why it has not sold. It was once owned by the Lancaster County waste authority and sold in 2009 for $535K. My best guess is that the authority bought the house and land and then sold the house and kept the land for the landfill. It has been on the market, on and off, since 2012. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1300-Breneman-Rd_Conestoga_PA_17516_M46719-63602

    Across the river in York county, a federal style stone home on some acreage with regionally-typical dual front doors — one into each “parlor.” https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5526-Pine-Rd_Thomasville_PA_17364_M43133-63220#photo0

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  25. MP Lehmann says: 11 comments

    This beauty is in New Hartford, CT. Looks like its about to be foreclosed on. I like how this house is at the end of a road and it has land. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/107-Highland-Ave-New-Hartford-CT-06057/58860792_zpid/

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  26. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Cool round porch:

    York, SC: https://zillow.com/homedetails/11840888_zpid/

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  27. tess says: 299 comments

    Relatives are moving from CA to Philly. They can’t believe the price difference of real estate in PA. Here are two they sent.

    Newtown Square, PA – 1887 Carriage house, 8374 sq ft, completely redone. Words can not describe this one.

    https://philly.curbed.com/2017/11/7/16613652/newtown-square-carriage-house-for-sale

    Queen Village, Philly area – 1745 John Fullerton house. Has a through street lot, with driveway and off street parking, a wine cellar, an elevator and solarium. My only regret is the dormers have disappeared. 🙁

    https://philly.curbed.com/2017/11/10/16633190/queen-village-home-for-sale

  28. prettypaddle says: 165 comments

    Came across these two stunning properties near the wilderness canoeing mecca of Ely, MN.

    This one is jaw-dropping stunning. Built in 1940, has 5,000 feet of shoreline, a boathouse, an island with an old stone home (pics not included) and is just gorgeous! https://elymn.bearislandland.com/idx/details/listing/a321/6029917/2032-Somero-Rd-Ely-MN-55731

    Here’s the opposite end of the spectrum — an old stone home on an island (perhaps the one mentioned in the first listing?) beautiful but not in livable condition: https://elymn.bearislandland.com/idx/details/listing/a321/6029922/TBD-Burntside-Lake-Island-Ely-MN-55731

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    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      Phenomenal is the right word for the 1st house. Fabulous & beautiful scenery everywhere. What a gorgeous area to live in!

    • Barbara V says: 1024 comments

      The old stone cottage sure doesn’t look like much, especially after seeing the first place, BUT, it looks to be straight and solid – hopefully someone will see its potential… Thanks for including it. It’s great to see the gorgeous places, but I find myself drawn to the neglected, decrepit and forgotten, like this little place.

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  29. ChrisICU says: 668 comments

    Not a house, but a BBC show about a couple who have restored a Victorian church. Nicely done.
    https://youtu.be/gyFqSkbEmFY

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    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      One of my favorite programs. Full of info & fascinating historic places owned by brave souls. I’ve watched hours of it online.

    • Tim Snyder says: 71 comments

      I love this series: Restoration Home. Unfortunately, in America we cannot access the site to watch the videos unless we pay. But you can watch the first two seasons on YouTube.

  30. Nicholas Aro says: 5 comments

    as link to a gorgeous early Colonial home that has been meticulously maintained in Haverhill, MA. Located in a historic neighborhood that has been BARELY touched over the past two centuries, one really feels as though he has stepped back when around this house. Worth a look and post!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/34-E-Main-St_Haverhill_MA_01830_M40809-73718

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  31. Lottie says: 369 comments

    $54,000 Fixer-upper that has captured my heart. Built in 1918 but has many details similar to my 1907 old house. Love the double pocket door and beautiful wood work. House needs lots of love! Warning: clutter in pics.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91-Mudd-St-Eastaboga-AL-36260/94821190_zpid/

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    • Barbara V says: 1024 comments

      Oh, gosh, I love this place! Can’t believe it’s been on the market so long – unless because it’s sandwiched between the RR tracks and a Dollar General… My brother lives an hour away – may need to send him on a scouting mission…

      • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

        Thanks for sharing, Lottie. They were not building houses like this in 1918. The build date is probably a decade or more off. Based on the millwork and other details, the older parts of the house are likely from c. 1900-1905 give or take a few years. That Moorish Revival archway was a pleasant but totally unexpected surprise. Moorish Revival is one of the rarest styles of the Victorian era with very few surviving examples of houses designed entirely in the exotic style. However, while still rare, in eclectic (a mix of styles) late Victorian Queen Annes, having a “Turkish Corner” was popular in the 1890’s into the early 1900’s. But there’s more in this house…Georgian Revival architectural elements are visible on the exterior along with a classic Queen Anne style pediment or tympanum with ornate curlicues. The interior details are above average with numerous examples of stained and leaded glass nominally in “Colonial” sash patterns. In summary, this faded home is stylistically a hybrid of styles which I find intriguing. I noted the location in Satellite view and saw the nearby RR tracks and a Dollar General store. The town of Eastaboga looks tiny but larger towns are not too distant with Atlanta showing as exactly 100 miles going east. I believe the original owner must have been a very prominent member of the community judging by the fine details in the house. It would be a crime to demolish or attempt to make this fine period home look modern inside. Those Moorish arches are works of art in themselves. I sincerely hope a true old house lover buys this one and takes it back to its original glory. No doubt, it was a community showplace in its early days. Again, I see nothing to indicate a 1918 date. (not a lot of construction was going on during the WWI days) Comes with an acre of (heavily wooded?) land with more available.

  32. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    An 1840s whaling-era Greek Revival in Montville, CT (just above New London),on 8 1/2 acres, priced at $92,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/202-Maple-Ave_Uncasville_CT_06382_M42745-55342#photo1

  33. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Beautifully preserved 1907:

    Rochester, NY:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/30874204_zpid/

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  34. Cindy B says: 267 comments

    Kelly, you wouldn’t know the before house picture was the same as the after picture.
    Very pretty. Cool to have a log beam in your basement. The original part of our house was built in the 1860’s and has a two foot tall tree stump in the basement crawl space. It does not support the house though. Thanks for the pic.

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  35. Barbara V says: 1024 comments

    While we’re in Upstate NY, not far from Woodstock is this Dutch Colonial in Kingston:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/131-Marius-St-Kingston-NY-12401/32834667_zpid/

  36. Miss-Apple37 says: 1180 comments

    Hi y’all, i don’t know if it’s too late to post but i’ll share this one because i’m a rowhouse/brownstone lover, and this one has super nice unpainted woodwork, parquet and stained glass! (if you set aside the multi-million asking price…) https://www.brownstoner.com/listing/TERRAHOLDINGS-17751286/640-2nd-st-park-slope-ny-11215/

  37. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    I saw the cute little carriage house and the built date (1875).

    Gosh.

    I asked my hubby what he thought was going on with the walls in photo #15. He said cigarette smoke damage. Very interesting pattern.

    Syracuse, NY:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/31676165_zpid/

  38. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Gorgeous millwork, staircase, and stained glass. Really lovely:

    Marathon, NY:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/30027732_zpid/

  39. KimT says: 74 comments

    Just wanted to share this so that you can see the potential of a digital colorist with historic photographs:

    https://twitter.com/marinamaral2/status/930794826504777728

  40. Cora says: 2064 comments

    1889, built from native limestone:
    Junction City, KS
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/77199539_zpid/

    • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

      Interesting house, Cora. As you probably know, in many areas of Kansas there is a thick layer of limestone sedimentary rock under layers of topsoil. Vast forests that covered many areas east of Kansas gave way to vast pastures of prairie grasses so trees and lumber had to be brought in. It therefore makes sense for some builders to utilize local stone deposits for construction. Stone constructed homes have a long history in this country that continued throughout the Victorian era. The listing mentions “restoration, remodeling, and redecorating” and the interior is indeed a mix of original and changes/updates made in more recent years. The period details remain for the most part inside while the exterior wood details are nicely painted in period looking colors. The home looks to be move in ready. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mélissa M says: 45 comments

      Sorry, I was late , so I don’t explain. It seems to be an auction, but the more you wait, the cheaper is the price. It began at 2 236 018,04 USD, and drop every 30 seconds ( -20 589,09 USD) .
      98,8422 acres near Nantes
      3 floors ( 2690 sq ft each) The first floor is restored, the two others need restoration, Professional kitchen and laundry need work in basement( 1614 sq ft)
      There is several outbuildings in need of restoration, and a chapel ( restored).
      there is also 3 modern buildings: a loft (3842 sq ft), a caretaker house ( 1334 sq ft), and offices

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  41. CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

    Most Charlestonians left downtown Charleston a long time ago. The suburban commuter traffic caused by all of the people moving here, and the gentrification of traditionally African American neighborhoods north of Calhoun are much bigger issues than tourists and the cruise ships. If anything, the area around Ansonborough and The Market has gotten a bit quieter in recent years as the trendy spot to be is now along upper King and marching north. It’s obvious to those of us in the construction business that the hotel segment is being overbuilt, and there will come a time when Charleston isn’t the darling of all of the travel magazines. Before Riley led the charge with the Omni project to revitalize the city in the mid-80’s, the place was sort of a slum. They even let the Visit Savannah people put up a slap-in-the-face billboard near Market and Meeting that said something along the lines of, “If you like Charleston, you’ll LOVE Savannah.” Nobody, save a few old money types south of Broad, wants to go back to those times.

  42. says: 2 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/83-elm-street-london-ohio_rb/

    4 Beds | 2 Baths | 2480 Sqft |
    c. 1930 Queen Anne – London, Ohio – $115,000
    83 Elm Street, London, OH 43140
    Queen Anne Victorian; Family owned for generations; Fixer-upper or investor dream home! Natural hardwood floors throughout. High ceilings and large rooms. 4 bedrooms; 2 Full baths, Grand Open Oak Staircase; Lots of character and potential just needs some love.
    Listing agent: Wendi Kay, Key Realty 614-206-1116

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