December 1, 2017: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No idea on the location of this Shingle style home. Most likely somewhere along the upper East Coast.

    Announcements…

    I’ve made a submission form for agents and owners (link.) I still ask readers to continue sharing their finds in the link exchange. Because I’m changing the way I’m doing properties, even if you send it in and it’s wonderful, if the agent doesn’t respond to my inquiry (please, DO NOT contact agents on behalf of OHD) it won’t get seen by anyone but me (as in sharing on OHD.) If you share in the link exchange, at least people will see it even if not posted. It also helps me keep better track on who shared what when.

    Just a heads up, if you see a home posted that you shared and I don’t say “thanks…” in the comment section, there’s a whole new thing behind the scenes that complicates when/how houses are posted. I’ve thought about doing away with the thanks, it’s becoming difficult as I’m having to make these changes, I don’t want anyone to feel slighted. Just know that I thank you even if you don’t see it stated in the comment section.

    Thanks to this months OHD Patrons! If you are a supporter and don’t see your name, it’s because I did not receive a response on what you wanted. Feel free to email me and I’ll add it right away (kelly at oldhousedreams.com).

    Have a super weekend everyone!

    I may post a few more houses today but we’ll get a start on shares.

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    • Don Carleton says: 268 comments

      Kelly, your featured historic image is pure Shingle Style amazingness. Doesn’t get any more Shingle Style than that! Should have been in Vincent Scully’s book…

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      • Qabbott says: 28 comments

        I just saw that Mr. Scully had passed away at the age of 97. He and Antoinette Downing were Pioneers in the field of Old House Appreciation, especially the Shingle Style. We are all in their debt.

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    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      What a beauty Kelly. It does look like a summer “cottage” on the coast anywhere from Maine to Long Island.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1705 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Terrific house this week, Kelly. Wow, would that be fun for kids, outside in summer and running around inside in winter. Could be central New York area but looks more like the Maine coast, maybe Mt. Desert-like, or possibly Adirondack area too. The S on the chimney is a clue though not a ton of help. The 2 boys look like the photographer commanded them to stand still just long enough for a picture — which they’re doing reluctantly, lol.

  2. Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

    Great house, and I agree that its somewhere in the North, or Northeast. Its also probably close to a river or source of water. All the foundation and chimney rocks are round. Not exactly cobblestone round, but certainly rounded on the edges and lumpy rather than sharp and edgy 9usually from glacial runoff). I remember seeing many houses like this in Central NY: Cazenovia, Skaneateles, Finger Lakes area. Some notable features are the big porch with awning on sunny side, the diamond cut windows, the complex third floor (probably a built out attic).

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  3. Anne M. says: 903 comments

    I don’t know where the house that you’ve posted above is, but if it still exists I would move there! Kelly, please know that I appreciate (as I am sure everyone else does!) how much work goes into this site. You provide endless hours of wonderful content for us all to peruse and everyone’s comments and shares only adds to the value.

    I am sharing a condo that it part of of a 1900 mansion because both the exterior and what we can see of the interior is fabulous – check out the Chapel Room!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1-Florence-St-UNIT-7-Leeds-MA-01053/57019306_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Another 1900 with quite a bar set-up in the basement!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/230-Fairview-Ave-Chicopee-MA-01013/56154190_zpid/?fullpage=true

    a 1912 in the Forest Park Historic District of Springfield MA:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/98-Forest-Park-Ave_Springfield_MA_01108_M32933-78935
    And finally, a lovely 1807:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9-Wellington-Rd_Templeton_MA_01468_M37081-04945#photo24

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  4. StevenFStevenF says: 791 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Wow..I love today’s house. I hope its still in existence and in good shape. Looks like it’s near a pine forest, which rules out Long Island, etc. Maybe Maine?

    Here are my finds for the week.

    A cute single story Victorian in Springfield, IL. It would be easy to glam this little place up. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/545-S-State-St-Springfield-IL-62704/75503916_zpid/?fullpage=true

    An interesting colonial(?) revival in Southern Pines, NC, ca. 1925. I’m a sucker for this type of asymmetrical architecture. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/145-Highland-Rd-Southern-Pines-NC-28387/2105529059_zpid/?fullpage=true

    An 1850 Gothic Victorian in Greenville, SC. I’m guessing that the pergola-like treatment on the side portions of the front porch are a later change, but I like it. The interior doesn’t quite live up to the excitement inspired by the exterior, but the house has great potential.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/522-Cleveland-St-Greenville-SC-29601/10991113_zpid/?fullpage=true

    A 1923 Colonial revival in Lyman, SC with a beautiful stair hall and two(!) Paul Williams-esque bay windows that make me happy.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/54-Ridge-Rd-Lyman-SC-29365/11793573_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Have a great weekend!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      What a really mostly gorgeous house there in Lyman. Just a little bit of this and that could make that super bright, spacious, elegant house shine like a diamond. I’m absolutely mad for the blue, 1/2 story bedroom with fireplace on 3. Thank you

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    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Oooo, Southern Pines. The equine center of SC. Very nice area.

      I have to say my favorite is the 1923 Revival. What a lovely house.

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    • KarenZ says: 1150 comments

      Okay, I have decided that I WILL hit the lottery and buy that house in Lyman, SC! That house is absolutely gorgeous. AND has an inground pool. Perfect!

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      • John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

        Steven, thanks for sharing. I really like the diminutive Queen Anne on State Street in Springfield, IL. While the interior could use a bit more Victorian flavor, the exterior is a small architectural gem.

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      That little house in Springfield is my favorite, it’s just cute as a button.

  5. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    OH! I need people that have either found and bought their home because of OHD or sold their home because someone saw it on OHD to email me. kelly at oldhousedreams.com

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    • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

      I think might want to consider a Friday link special where OHD viewers can post links to their homes (most have image files somewhere, and listings often stay up on Zillow even after a sale)

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  6. Mary C. says: 159 comments

    Love this week’s house. Big shingled houses make me think of the sea. If it’s oceanside it would be beyond perfect.

    Here’s a Second Empire that looks unspoiled to me. It’s within easy distance of Vermont, Lake George and Saratoga Springs, not too far from Montreal,too.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/123-Poultney-St-Whitehall-NY-12887/32905787_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  7. Linda R says: 196 comments

    this week’s house is yummy; Do you suppose their last name initial was S ? The decorative iron on the chimney could just be a scroll, but it does really look like the letter S…

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  8. Jennifer HT says: 747 comments

    Hi strangers! Thanks again Kelly for reaching out to me! ? Iโ€™m so behind whatโ€™s been posted these last 8-9 months! Miss this blog and all of you! I used to have blue hair in my avatar in case you forgot who I am. ?

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    • Bethany Otto says: 3431 comments

      It would be criminal to tear down that first house. I love it!

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    • Victoria says: 131 comments

      That house in Chadds Ford is far too lovely to be a tear down. I can’t recall if it’s visible from Baltimore Pike, but it’s just down the road from the Brandywine River Museum of Art in a beautiful part of southeastern PA. Hope someone renovates, fantastic price.

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      • JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
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        Victoria, the Chadds Ford house is right on the Pike (with a driveway!) and may be a tough sell.
        https://goo.gl/maps/A5A4JKwqvaP2

        The much older stone house in Springfield, right outside Swarthmore, is hidden in the woods on 3 acres and looks like it could be in a rural area. You wouldn’t know the Pike and the huge shopping center there are a block away, but it’s convenient!
        It was owned in the 1800’s by John Ogden, whose land became Swarthmore College and the Borough – his own 1736 residence is a landmark there. A tremendous amount of work has to be done to save the place but it’s an awesome old colonial homestead. Thanks Jennifer!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Whoa – that English basement, kitchen hearth room / come man room in Holland, NY is GORGE! The barn wood ceiling and walls with custom built-ins together with the antique brick floors; original stone walls; later antique doors; and even the distressed gray painted fireplace all blend BRILLIANTLY with the generous leather suite and minimal other decor to create a warm, uber comfy space that brings to mind a fine 20 yr. Scotch. I’ll have a roaring fire, a good book, and a double Glenlivet 21 on a blustery, snowy, winter’s day PLEASE! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      The Chicago house is beautiful. I love that dramatic staircase.

      The PA property seems so sad but love all that stone. Wish there were pictures of the inside. Perhaps too far gone? The first PA house though doesn’t even look close to a tear down. Why even say that?

      The last one is just beautiful and what a great price. I seldom like a kitchen but this one is perfect.

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    • says: 159 comments

      Hi, Jennifer HT! I, too, love the Holland Patent house. Such serenity inside and out! It’s refreshing to see the beautiful worn wood of the risers NOT covered by white paint. A lovely home to return to after wandering through the surrounding fields.

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    • RobynMeRobynMe says: 111 comments
      1907 George F. Barber
      Hamlet, NC

      Stone house weakness. Adore Springfield house.
      I love that the only interior is of the fireplace. Priorities!
      Drop a zero off the price and I’ll get it and make it an OHD project home. Get folks who’ve done it come show the unskilled how to fix up a place in cost effective ways!

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      If the Pike/Chadds/Ford house gets torn down may karma strike with force on the people and make stuff rot and fall off their bodies!!!!

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1705 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Despite the highway the Chadds Ford house is such a nice one, it would be horrid to tear it down. Plantings could be put in (or left) that would muffle the noise somewhat. Also love the Springfield house, again tearing it down is an awful idea! Thanks, Jennifer, welcome back!

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  9. AnonMouse says: 6 comments

    Here’s a cute little Victorian(?) bungalow(?): https://www.redfin.com/OR/Eugene/12-N-Jefferson-St-97402/home/26246095 Whatever you might classify it as (I’m bad at that!) it’s smaller (and shorter!) than most Victorians we see on this site. Is it possible it sort of bridges the design period of Victorian–>Crafstman? Is that even a thing?

    And for you mid-century fanatics – we have a lot of mid-century in our town and a lot of REALLY GREAT mid-century. Usually it’s undergone enough “rennovation” through the years it’s like mine – vaguely mid-century with modern accoutrements and original hardwood floors! Occasionally we’ll get one that is practically untouched and probably hiding sooooooooooooooooo much dry rot. And very, very occasionally we’ll get one like this show up on the real estate sites: https://www.redfin.com/OR/Eugene/3750-Key-Ct-97405/home/26108422 tastefully preserved and updated with a solid nod to the past but enough modern amenities that even HGTV fans will be excited by it.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Nice! Both are really great architecturally: but especially LOVE the decor, period additions, and sensitive updates in the mid-mod; especialecially the MAD RAD “Whattaburger” patio unit! I want one!!! Thank You! Keep em coming! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I was looking at the first link again, and you’re quite right; Victorian bungalow, or “late Victorian transitional into Craftsman cottage” says it. It’s not really even nearly as squat as it might seem. The beautifully coved ceilings are actually of considerable height. The house seems to be much lower slung from outside owing to the very deep, nearly all encompassing porch with it’s equally weighty fascia beam. It’s a simple but splendidly unique house. Thanks’ again.

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      WOW I love the mid-century house! Nothing needs to be changed or even touched!!! Perfection love love!

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    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I have never heard of a Bogie cottage before but I love it. It oozes summer house. With a little bit of work it would be good as when built. (that stair railing needs to be uncovered) What a cute historic downtown too. I think this one is a great find.

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  10. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    A Federal-lover’s Federal–the Skull House (OK, a bit belated for Halloween), priced at $177,500:

    https://www.redfin.com/NJ/Salem/45-Market-St-08079/home/37632985

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The “ball room” = wwwwwoooooooooowwwww: literally what I said when I saw it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you

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      • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        How did I miss the ballroom?

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          I put it in quotes because I’m not the authority on this period, buuuut, I am pretty sure that’s what we’re looking at here; http://goo.gl/z1CH66
          The room seems to encompass the whole of the third level of the main block, front to back, and has the two fireplaces open to the room from the principal chimney masses. Also, the room does look to be relatively original and structurally untouched. There are likely maid’s rooms on 3 above the service block accessible via a separate stair at the back. It’s a reeeeeeally great room, and I was thrilled to see it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I can’t get over the price for this house and bravo to the realtor for such nice pictures. Why so low for such a beautiful home? I love the kitchen too.

      • John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

        Sue, I too really liked this house and I’m not usually drawn towards pre-Victorian era homes but this one retains many great original features and the price is excellent. However, to answer your question, the low pricing may reflect the reality that New Jersey has the highest property taxes of any state. If I understand the minutia of the just passed Tax reform bill, the deductions for state and local taxes is to be eliminated making taxes in high tax states even more of a burden. Perhaps this is one of the exceptions and comes with moderate taxes-sometimes they do for various reasons. In any case, this is a fine example of the Federal style.

        • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1705 comments
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          1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
          NC

          Also, did you notice that Redfin won’t show it “due to our minimum price limit”? But, folks, find yourself a realtor if you wanna see it. I suppose there isn’t enough commission for a Refin agent to bother with it. It’s a very nice house.

          Rosewater’s guess about a ballroom was a reasonable one — they were sometimes upstairs, though more often in later houses. I’m not an expert but I doubt a ballroom would have such a low ceiling & would have maybe more formal design in a house with the elegance this has. It looks more like a dormitory, possibly for servants, maybe for children, to me.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      SOOOOOO right you are. A visual feast for the eyes! Both house and gardens are an exquisitely meticulous decadence of delights. Nice! Thank you.

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    • Jennifer Wiebler says: 140 comments

      thank you, Jennifer HT, for all the wonderful places you’ve posted yesterday! Amazing finds, all

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    • Bethany Otto says: 3431 comments

      The California house is a treasure indeed! It will be a miracle if it survives its next owner unscathed.

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    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1050 comments
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      1947 Ranch
      OR

      Jennifer, the Santa Paula home has me aching to purchase. We used to live in SP, in fact restored a CA bungalow on Santa Paula Street. A charming little town (at least it used to be) with the best Mexican food!
      This one has some problems, but I would love to take it on. *sigh*
      Nice Choice!

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  11. Barbara V says: 1063 comments

    Kelly, my first visit to your site found us our dream house a year ago in Hunter, NY. Our offer had just been accepted when a right of way was discovered through the middle of the property which ultimately killed the deal. However, we are still looking, and your site is our favorite source.

    Yesterday, while looking for estate sales I found a listing for the “Vogue Mansion” in Stony Point, NY. According to the ad, “The glamour of a Newport Mansion meets Broadway and the arts”. The listing includes some history and a bunch of great vintage photos. Take a look:

    https://www.estately.com/listings/info/168-filors-lane

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  12. krstout says: 69 comments

    Old Lyme, Connecticut is one of those towns that has house after house to drool over. Below are two that are beautiful.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/2-Lyme-St,-Old-Lyme,-CT-06371_rb/

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/11-Ferry-Rd,-Old-Lyme,-CT-06371_rb/

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  13. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    Frank Lloyd Wright-esque–a five-level house cantilevered into the sheer walls of a gorge; the river it overlooks runs over a bed of solid stone that shelves into a series of waterfalls. Constructed 1968-9 as the home of a noted photographer and designed by the architect Nelson J. Palmer. Located in Fredonia, NY, with a grape farm across the street and a university campus on the opposite side of the water. Priced at $159,900 (the first photo is actually the side of the house; the facade facing the street looks like a row of hemlock trees with a roof unobtrusively floating above them):

    https://ccbrmls.com/public/search/advanced/summary.asp?Listing_ID=1043633

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  14. Cathy F. says: 2192 comments

    This weekโ€™s shingle style house is gorgeous! Am agreed, re: someplace in the NE. I immediately thought: north shore of Long Island, or maybe in RI or CT – but I envision it close to a shoreline, where-ever it was/hopefully still is.

  15. RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    “ChrisICU” posted this house in the share pretty late last week and I don’t think many folks got a chance to see it. It’s a really great mid 18th century Federal house and dependencies, so I’m taking the liberty of re-posting it for them so y’all can check it out. It’s choice!

    ChrisICU
    Quintessentially New England home in historic Concord Massachusetts. DIning room, Kitchen, barn are all terrific. I even like the wallpaper and color choices. Hope itโ€™s not overly updated. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/325-Main-St_Concord_MA_01742_M43699-58937#photo22

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  16. cheryl plato says: 174 comments

    Howdy! Have a few to share, first for 22k a Victorian(?)stone block in Oil City, I see potential and beauty somewhere with a little elbow grease
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/213-Cedar-Ave_Oil-City_PA_16301_M47335-89424#photo0
    1857 in beautiful historic Riegelsville PA area
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/16-River-Rd_Phillipsburg_NJ_08865_M56461-34434#photo1
    1869 in Towanda PA they’re calling it a Victorian but I think it’s another style
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/311-York-Ave_Towanda_PA_18848_M41666-64322#photo0
    1787 in Fannetsburg PA with just a little work to finish………
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/17591-Fannettsburg-Rd-E_Fannettsburg_PA_17221_M46923-93223#photo0
    pretty 1900 TN farmhouse

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/711-Main-St_Huntland_TN_37345_M79979-34866
    Lastly 77 acre farm in Burnt Cabins, date says 1600 but it’s probably a typo
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/24246-Tannery-Rd_Burnt-Cabins_PA_17215_M38017-17602#photo1
    have a great week!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow Cheryl: some really interesting stuff in that bunch! Did you notice the artesian spring piped right into the back porch of the farm house in Burnt Cabins!? So cool! I’d for sure be connecting that to a dynamo for some free electricity! Rad!

      The house in Towanda is Victorian, but more specifically it is, (what’s left of), a Mansard, 2nd Empire. Unfortunately not much is left of the original, and it would take a major excavation and re-creation to get it anywhere near it’s original state. The stair IS beautiful though, so it might be worth it to someone.

      The house in Fannetsburg will take A WHOLE LOT of work to finish, but whoever started the job was FOR SURE on the right track; and gratefully no one will have to back track on that job in the least!

      Fun! Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Gail M. says: 196 comments

    Driving along one of my favorite roads in Wisconsin yesterday and lo and behold one of my favorite houses is for sale.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2732-State-Highway-64_Bloomer_WI_54724_M71143-85108

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  18. says: 159 comments

    Just one more: a cure cottage with four “cure porches” in Saranac Lake, NY. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/86-Franklin-Ave-Saranac-Lake-NY-12983/30428717_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 882 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      Can anyone else tell if those terrific ceilings are plaster or pressed tin?

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Oh yeah, that’s all tin, for sure. Another really great, and equally rare example of it’s sort: original, decorative tin ceilings designed and installed specifically for those rooms. I sure wish someone who knows about where those came from would say something. They are far rarer than the simple tin squares, both antique and re-production, which are so widely seen.

        Great porch BTW – WoW! Not even close to original; but the Prairie stylings of the window mullions are FAB! If you burned coal you might even be able to afford to heat it year round too. ALSO some beautiful fireplaces in that house as well. The place has bee rather insensitively flipped, but I don’t hate it. Thanks’ AH!

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      • Cathy F. says: 2192 comments

        Iโ€™m *guessing* pressed tin.

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    • Cathy F. says: 2192 comments

      And the flooring of the sunporch & entry hall! Maybe some more similar ones under some of the carpeting?

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  19. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    One more from me in South Jersey. As a guy, I like the ‘barbaric’ aspects of this kitchen, including the fact that you could roast an entire ox in the fireplace while entertaining guests:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/324-Welchville-Rd_Mannington_NJ_08079_M62580-29837

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    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      You made me laugh outloud..”roast an entire ox”. Lovely house. Homes like this make me thing of the holidays and having family gather around the table.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      D’oh! Almost overlooked this one somehow. Thanks’ Charles. ๐Ÿ™‚

      That BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED kitchen hearth IS really spectacular! Sweet.

  20. RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Sadness and disgust by degrees.

    ********** house rape trigger warning *************

    I don’t know which is worse: you decide.

    First let’s start with INFAMOUS house *** house flipper from hell Xorin Balbes, who, it seems, not content with gutting and defiling Lloyd Wright’s famous, (infamous), Neo-Mayan fantasy, Sowden / Hodel house, has had his rather wicked way with yet another iconic, LA property, The “Witchboard”, (or – insert 80’s / 90’s horror movie here _____ ), house, to the determent of historic integrity – of course. He picked it up for a song; imposed his evil will there upon; and is now asking North of $8M! No doubt it will linger on the market for YEARS just like the poor Sowden house: and I really don’t think he gives a ____. The house was on OHD at one time years ago. If you have an excessive love of blonde wood you may actually like it BTW.

    http://www.priceypads.com/before-after-c-1902-l-a-manor-originally-designed-by-john-c-austin-transformed-in-complete-renovation-photos/

    How do you make a mock Tudor mansion lover cry? Well, show them before and after pictures of the late, famous Glenridge Hall in Atlanta of course. If you don’t know the story of this house, you should. This sort of willful desecration should never be allowed to happen again!

    http://www.priceypads.com/salvatore-boarding-house-aka-glenridge-hall-torn-down-photos/

    https://atlanta.curbed.com/2016/3/7/11170978/glenridge-hall-a-year-later

    ——————————— ๐Ÿ™ ——————————–

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Had to make a small edit, you know why. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yup, just deleted the pre-flip post off the site…made me very sad to do so.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        C’mon – he deserves it! Heheheh. Just kidding. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Shoot. I’m sure this purge bit hurts you the most, (though I am wounded). I know you loved that house. Me too. Sure is sad to see it “Blabed” and Kardashianated.

    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Both of these make me want to cry but the house in Atlanta is a crime. I just cannot see how that can be allowed. For the life of me I don’t know how something so beautiful can be torn down. So upsetting.

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    • Bethany Otto says: 3431 comments

      Despite your warning I opened the links anyways. I have to go curl up in a little ball and cry now, bye.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Sorry Bethany. ๐Ÿ™ Last thing in the world I’d want to do is make you of all people sad. It’s a cautionary tale which must be learned I’m afraid.

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 882 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      Thanks for the trigger warning, I think I shall go be sick somewhere after seeing this desecration. Perhaps someone should start up a Crimes Against Preservation ninja vengeance squad.

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 791 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      They’re both upsetting but what happened to the Atlanta house is criminal. I’m a little sick to my stomach.

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  21. SueSue says: 1111 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Some beauties from Maine.

    A 40 room grande dam of Bar Harbor. The first brick mansion built in Bar Harbor it sits in 3 oceanfront acres!!!! I’m dying.

    http://mainehomes.com/property/127-west-st-bar-harbor/

    OK kids, for those of you that want to move to Maine, aren’t afraid of very cold winters and don’t mind doing without a lot of shopping this house is for you. You are in the village with this one and this area is gorgeous. Busy summer crowd too. Date built is at 1940 and from the photos it looks like it has retained a lot of the original woodwork, stained glass, built ins,floors,windows and one original bathtub and marble sink. Not sure what is going on with the outside. Quite the deal at 45,000.

    http://mainehomes.com/property/53-sherman-street-island-falls/

    And a little bit about Island Falls. http://www.islandfallsme.us/

    This is the “Musical Wonder House” in Wiscasset. Originally a two-family home built in 1852 it was bought in the sixties and made into a mechanical music box museum. It is reported to be haunted by a young man. There is a magnificent flying staircase. Needs work but well worth the effort especially at the price it is listed at.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/18-High-St_Wiscasset_ME_04578_M38725-84433

    A little video of Wiscasset. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTDjBvLAJw8

    A small 1920 Swan’s island cottage in the most spectacular spot. Looks like they left it alone all these years. Kitchen is adorable.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/112-Atlantic-Loop-Rd_Swans-Island_ME_04685_M37404-25918

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    • Bethany Otto says: 3431 comments

      I’m crazy about the little Island Falls house, but I’m pretty sure it’s closer to 1840 than 1940. Sometimes 1940 is kind of the default build date for older homes, I’ve noticed.

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 882 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      You sure posted some goodies today Sue. I think Bethany’s right about the Island Falls house being older than it’s dated but these are all tempting me to Maine.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Says the guy facing winter from balmy New Orleans! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Good stuff Sue. Thank you.

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      • SueSue says: 1111 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        TGrant, you are in New Orleans? Oh how I adore that city. My brother and his family live in Convington. We plan to move Aloha Farm south. Georgia we are thinking. Savannah is also one of my most favorite cities too.

        Maine is full, and I mean full of old homes and at great prices. My house was built in 1802, my mother across the street earlier, the house next me around the time mine was built. So many to choose from!!!

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        • TGrantTGrant says: 882 comments
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          New Orleans, LA

          Yes Sue, I’m a native but I mostly grew up in North Louisiana and in Central Arkansas. Wherever my dad’s business interests took us. I even lived briefly in Manhattan. I thoroughly enjoy being here but I’m looking to retirement in 15 years and I’m seriously considering moving north to the land of snow and ice. I truly miss the change of seasons. Haven’t decided where or when and I suspect it’ll revolved more around the perfect old house project than any particular city.

  22. RobynMeRobynMe says: 111 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    Kelly, let us know if there’s anything we can do to help the archive situation. I have no idea if some sort of ‘Breakfast Club’ letter explaining why the images these copyright sensitive a-ho.. *ahem* agents are important to the site might help, but I’d sure be willing to sign one!

    As previously mentioned (and I’m being too lazy to search and give proper credit to the person who did, sorry) there is another website that is not always gushing with praise over certain architectural images [McMansion Hell] that had Zillow’s attention. The images you posted were public and credited to the listing agency either directly on this site or on the linked real estate listing page.

    Sorry if I’m rehashing stuff but I’ve been educating myself reading the comments and examining the details in archive images. I could rant on, but all I really wanted to say is, if there’s something we can do to help, I know lots of us would.

    We now return to our regularly scheduled old house porn… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  23. John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

    Here’s a couple of Midwestern examples. The first is in Bellevue, Ohio, southwest of Cleveland: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/237-Northwest-St_Bellevue_OH_44811_M33096-82187 Looks to be a late 1890’s Queen Anne example with added Classical/Colonial Revival details. As a bonus, there’s also a two bay garage with an above apartment for in-laws or tenants. There’s is a lot of house here with period goodies for the $49,900 price. Streetview shows a nice neighborhood surrounding the property:https://goo.gl/maps/swimFdhGQR92
    Second, is this house in the southern Indiana Ohio River town of Evansville: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/514-SE-2nd-St-Evansville-IN-47713/94597220_zpid/?fullpage=true Priced at $89,900. The 1879 claimed build date is suspect; most likely this is a house from about 1895-1900 give or take a few years. In streetivew: https://goo.gl/maps/hd2yRJ3ybPu One can see that yard maintenance would be a breeze as the large house occupies most of the lot. A short distance away is the Penny Lane Coffee house. I believe this is in a local historic district and the surrounding properties preserve the historic character of the neighborhood. Here too a lot of house for the money is being offered.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Not a bad deal down there on SE 2nd John. I’d feel MUCH safer about life and limb, and investment, in Evansville vs. Cleveland. It’s a better house, and half the price up there, but for many reasons – NO. One would be OK in that spot at 2nd and Mulberry: it’s a solid block with solid blocks surrounding; and some immediate investments happening right now in that specific area.

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      • John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

        Hi Jeff,
        Given that I’ve yet to visit Evansville, my information is second hand. I know that some nearby brick Victorian apartments, formerly considered highly endangered, were recently saved and renovated. When I saw a “hipster” coffee house (Penny Lane) on the nearby corner corner, I figured this was an improving area. Thanks for the confirmation.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          You’re probably talking about “The Owen Block”. They are thankfully, finally doing something with that. It’s been forlorn since I was a kid, and it is a miracle it survived really. ๐Ÿ™‚

          http://goo.gl/81AE25

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          • John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

            Yes, I was referring to the Owen Block. It has reached a critical point of neglect to where there was a serious risk it would be the next demolition casualty. I saw on FB where locals were cheering about its rescue and renovation. It also indicates that historic preservation is catching on in Evansville.

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 882 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      John, that Evansville house sure does appear to offer a lot for the money, but something seemed off about the facade to me. I think it was the New England shingle style gable ends matched with what looks to be a pretty straight forward Midwest Victorian. Any suggestions to what’s going on with that facade, do you think it’s been altered at some point?

      • John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

        T.Grant, I noticed that as well. Although the interior appears to be fairly well preserved, there are some signs it may have been in rental service for some time. The porch columns with the filigree cutouts (at least they look that way to me) are probably original but its certainly possible part of the front facade was reconfigured at some point in the past. Perhaps an early photo could be found to show if today’s appearance matches that of the past. In any case, the property appears to be a good value based on the square footage and its location in an improving area.

  24. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    A GORGEOUS southern farm. 1840:

    Rienzi, MS:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/2115851283_zpid/

  25. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    Lots of potential for the price:

    Mansfield, AR:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/109114959_zpid/

  26. Peg says: 60 comments

    loving this Meridian, MS 1927 Tudor Revival with beautiful woodwork, fireplaces and original kitchen! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3435-23rd-Ave_Meridian_MS_39305_M77360-13129#photo58
    Meridian, MS, 1903 Spanish style in need of major restoration. the pictures are lousy but this home needs saving! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2407-Poplar-Springs-Dr_Meridian_MS_39301_M81701-98626#photo45
    Macon, MS victorian on 6 acres with a vineyard! Beautiful woodwork and fireplace. The kitchen appears to have had a 1970’s or 80’s remodel.https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/241-Hill-Rd_Macon_MS_39341_M86490-19915#photo35

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Peg you have an excellent eye to have picked out that FAB house on 23rd ave. in Meridian. I’m really sorry to see it is still for sale more than a year later. Someone shared the old listing last year and I went nuts for the place. Unfortunately I did not clip the pix at the time because this new set, though considerably more numerous, and including a few great new detail shots, is no where near as good as the previous shots which were excellent at giving a realistic look at just how solid, spacious, and wonderful of quality each of those generous rooms are. Thanks’ for another look. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Cathy F. says: 2192 comments

      The first one, the Tudor revival… I donโ€™t know if Iโ€™ve ever seen double swing doors other than in a restaurant! Cool!

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 882 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      Meridian’s our storm bug out location as we have family friends whose mother lives there. I’ve been by both those houses multiple times. That tudor is something special. I’m a sucker for that style. The Spanish revival, though it’s been badly treated over the years, has always whispered my name. Time to win the lottery and buy all the houses.

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  27. Peg says: 60 comments

    I didn’t get this local Bristol, Pa 1750 Colonial added to my previous post in time. This is a beautiful historic district home on the river. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/336-Radcliffe-St_Bristol_PA_19007_M38901-27981#photo18

  28. RachelMedRachelMed says: 107 comments

    A little late to the party but I thought this house with a fun stone turret has potential! Looks like it had some kitchens and baths added at some point to work as a boarding house but it must have been early on since the tiles and fixtures look pretty old (compared to the age of the house that is!)

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/145-Lexington-Ave-Providence-RI-02907/65923912_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oooooh, right you are Rachel! There are strong hints of a REALLY great house to be seen if you look deeply into those BAD list pix. Some agents amaze me with their fixation on absolutely meaningless still lives, (like the pointless electronics cluster in the basement – heheheh), while ignoring a world of architectural character around them. Actually, it’s a very good visual explanation of why de-cluttering and de-personalizing are CRUCIAL FACTORS in selling your home. If the agent can’t get past your “stuff” in the list pix, how in the world will Jon Q. Buyer! It has tons of character, and uniqueness to spare. Would love to see it empty and well photographed.

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      • RachelMedRachelMed says: 107 comments

        Yes so many good features hidden behind the clutter! I think the pictures were taken mid-move with all those boxes around. I’m also loving that hutch in the first kitchen photo to the right.

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    • Cathy F. says: 2192 comments

      Agreed! Once cleaned up & most esp. cleaned out, lots of neat things would be more readily apparent! Love the entry hall & design of the staircase.

    • TGrantTGrant says: 882 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      Oh Rachel, what a wonderful house! I think I’ve found the one. Perfect. First thing to do is clean it out and then hire John S to do a sensitive restoration on this beauty! Thanks for posting.

  29. Peg says: 60 comments

    I have been looking for a beautiful Tudor Revival I found about a month ago but didn’t bookmark! While I haven’t found it yet, I did find some other beauties to share!
    I almost didn’t click on this home due to the oddly remodeled exterior but so glad I did. The woodwork makes me drool! There are also some lovely windows. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/153-Spring-St_Scranton_PA_18508_M40056-98441#photo30

    A Northeastern Pa stunner! beautiful woodwork and gorgeous stained glass. The realtor’s listing calls this home a 1930 colonial though doesn’t seem very accurate.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1124-Saint-Ann-St_Scranton_PA_18504_M45315-91020#photo23

    A victorian dream home listed as a 1940 colonial. Unfortunately, the pictures are really not very good. From what I can see, the front door and staircase would definitely be something you’d want to showcase. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/157-Spring-St_Carbondale_PA_18407_M49359-06410#photo29

    • John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

      Hi Peg,
      Thank you very much for sharing these great homes. The first Scranton, PA, house is a super bargain in my opinion-where else could one find a home of this quality for less than $100K? The second house, also in Scranton, is a nice home for the money as well. In a more fast growing area the prices for these home might be double or more. Hard-scrabble Scranton has been through a lot in recent decades but appears to be slowly moving in the right direction. The Carbondale, PA, house is an architectural novelty in the Queen Anne style. In streetview ( https://goo.gl/maps/r55HZ2PzAa22 ) there is a top-heavy house right next door which indicates they may have both been built by the same builder. I suspect the actual build date is closer to 1890-1895 given the lavish millwork used inside and out. There may have once been art glass windows (stained, beveled, or leaded) as well but overall the house looks fairly intact. If the exterior were to be painted in period colors it would really make this house pop. The property is priced quite reasonably as well. Of course, I would expect Carbondale’s economy is similar to Scranton’s.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Looks like one of those “brothers” or “sisters” or “business partners” scenarios to me. What a shame Lefty lost all his character, especially with Righty still in all of his original glory putting the other to shame. Thanks’ John!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      — FINGERS CROSSED — : attic pix, attic pix, attic pix, ATTIC PIX! Nice! What a looker there in Carbondale Peg, thank you. That stair hall is a thing of real beauty. Such a neat place.

    • JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
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      I’m really laughing out loud about the Scranton house on Saint Anne St. From the curb, it’s one of thousands of remuddled homes that have lost their original character and style because of cost-cutting repairs and updates – just pathetic and unsightly work done a few decades ago.
      But when you enter the home, it’s a different world altogether, full of nicely preserved woodwork, art glass and other details, and even the updates are high quality. The next owner has a real challenge to bring back the exterior to complement the wonders inside.

  30. Mike says: 68 comments

    Here’s a neat 1894 gem in the town of Blue Island, adjacent to Chicago: https://www.redfin.com/IL/Blue-Island/2626-Union-St-60406/home/13120213

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  31. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1894. ?
    Eureka, CA:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/18813528_zpid/

  32. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 938 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Anyone know of magazines from the 1920s and especially the 1930s showing color photos, rather illustrations, of kitchens? Ads or otherwise. Archived online or easily found in antiques stores or ebay. Found a few pics on Antique Homestyle website but hope to find more.

    Adding… figured out what color to paint the kitchen but need ideas for the trim rather than just white.

    • ChrisICU says: 672 comments

      Have you tried RetroRenovation.com? They have lots of info on vintage kitchens.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      You might want to post a similar question on the discussion page of this Flickr group; “From Kitchens Past” https://flic.kr/g/79K2H It’s a very active group, and I’ll bet someone there can turn you on to good resources. Please Let me know if so. I’m not at the finish stage yet, but will be doing my kitchen in an amalgam of vintage styles.

      This person has a ton of great vintage from all periods all over her page:

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/americanvintagehome/

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/americanvintagehome/albums

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Be careful! You might get lost in there it’s so full of RAD bits. Heheheh

        She’s really into Lino; https://www.flickr.com/photos/americanvintagehome/albums/72157608089740866

        Enameled steel island unit HEAVEN!
        https://flic.kr/p/6Ufh7J

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          The problem with our house, originally the only thing it had was a wood stove and table. I’m picturing steel cabinets, didn’t look right. I really wanted beadboard cabinets, thought I could talk my husband into making them but in the end we went with…Ikea. Yes…Ikea. Their Hittarp cabinets line. link1 link2

          We didn’t get their farmhouse sink, went for a cast iron drop in (which I regret, should have stuck with what I originally wanted, cast iron with legs.) I’d show a pic of my kitchen but it’s not finished. We went with their countertop too, like the ones in the examples. I feel like I should be ashamed but dang it…THEY ARE FREAKING AWESOME. I don’t care if they aren’t real wood. ๐Ÿ˜›

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Well shoot; if there was only a table you’ve gotta do something right away, and short of finding some cabinets on the Craigslist “FREE”, (my m.o.), Ikea is an affordable, practical solution. A few years down the road you can make something more personal as time and funds permit. Lord knows we can’t all afford to call in the contractors and say “get er done”. I’m living with what was here, (which is gratefully functional and clean), until I finish with the major construction aspects, (all of which I have to date accomplished myself – with occasional help). Sure will be fun once I get to that point though.

            Check out the vintage, 1930’s, matching pair of Deco fixtures I bought at Goodwill earlier this year for a grand total of $12.00! https://flic.kr/p/DbCGBm https://flic.kr/p/DbCzDJ
            One is 3 arm for the kitchen, and the other a 5 arm for the breakfast room. I have four more shades for the 5 arm, but one was missing from the lot when I bought it. Hopefully a matching shade will turn up at some point. The bulbs are 30’s vintage Sylvanias from a box of 20+ I found down in my basement covered in filth when I moved in. They are super RAD, and look perfect for them!

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            • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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              1901 Folk Victorian
              Chestatee, GA

              WHOA! Those are awesome! Why don’t they ever have those in my Goodwill?! Not that I would have anywhere to hang it.

              We didn’t even have a table when we moved in. A piece of ply wood propped on an old clunky table leg, wasn’t even level.

              Don’t even have a proper photo of our before kitchen. lol

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I have to stop now. Heheheheh

        https://flic.kr/p/4XT9qe

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          I showed my husband that and he made a face like he had just eaten rotten eggs! lol
          The more I thought about it, yellow/green reminds me of Oscar the Grouch, not sure why unless those are his colors?

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Oh, thanks! I can see I’m not getting much done today. lol

        Someone was talking about The Waltons house and when I looked up a pic of their kitchen, THAT’S the kitchen that would have looked amazing in our home. Now I’m torn on the yellow, maybe it’s too “cheerful”? ๐Ÿ˜€

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          “Too cheerful”; is that a thing? Heheheh. Me, I’m not going for one specific period or look in the kitchen. I think finding colors and textures you like which work together is the most important thing to shoot for in any room. Take your cues from the past, but make it your own. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Yup, I’m aiming toward that “depressed” look. lol

            • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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              1901 Folk Victorian
              Chestatee, GA

              Fine. It’s a work in progress and not pretty, I live in real life rather than Pinterest. (Paint’s a work in progress so testing everywhere, no toe kicks on cabinets, hole above our bathroom door, getting ready to raise door height.)

              • JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
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                Nice! Lots of room to cook, eat, party. The plank walls (not HGTV shiplap) without upper cabs make it feel bigger and like the old country house it is.
                (I’m glad I didn’t hear the flooring discussion/argument.)

                Real world > Pinterest

                What’s for dinner?

                • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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                  1901 Folk Victorian
                  Chestatee, GA

                  I dislike upper cabinets unless it’s a wall full so my kitchen will never have those. I’m hoping to do something else with the far wall with the shelves, haven’t decided what yet.

                  We are having…spam sandwiches. I’m serious, chicken not thawed for homemade quesadillas so, spam.

                  • JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
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                    I love Spam but haven’t had it since I got married in the 80’s. I’ve been divorced for a while now so I just put it on the shopping list.

                    I found a package of French’s Onion things in the pantry and I’m making an old recipe with Campbell’s mushroom soup – Green Bean Casserole. (Cue a commercial from the 60’s.) My dear departed mother was Betty Crocker’s worst nightmare, so I’m making it for her.

                    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments
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                      1901 Folk Victorian
                      Chestatee, GA

                      Get the original or low sodium not the bacon flavored, not as good as it you’d think. We have fried spam sandwiches once a year, regular sandwich bread with some mayo, yum.

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                    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 938 comments
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                      1901 Folk Victorian
                      Chestatee, GA

                      Add gouda, bbq sauce on a potato bun to that spam. You’re welcome.

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                    • JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
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                      I never would have thought of gouda. I’ll stay away from the bacon flavor – thanks!

                      BTW my green bean casserole (with chicken and taters) wasn’t bad. I half-expected the Flintstones to be on TV.

                    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 938 comments
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                      1901 Folk Victorian
                      Chestatee, GA

                      It probably could have been, fire up YouTube, eat dinner sitting on floor.

              • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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                1875 Italianate cottage
                Noblesville, IN

                Bright and spacious, and the floors look real pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚ At 6’3″ I can sure understand why you’d want to raise that door. Heheheh. Tall doors and ceilings are my favorite part of most old houses. Traditional kitchens big enough for a full sized table in the middle are the best. Wish mine was big enough. It’s plenty long, but not quite wide enough to make it work. I’m with you on the upper cabinets. The room feels so much bigger without.

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              • Barbara V says: 1063 comments

                Oh, Kelly, how I’d love such a nice big bright kitchen! And, I agree, open shelves rather than upper cabinets look much better.

                My two favorite kitchen idea sources are The New Bungalow Kitchen by Peter LaBau, and Bungalow Kitchens by Linda Svendsen and the late Jane Powell. IMO, the “bungalow” style kitchen is a great fit for most earlier period houses – none of which had what we would consider acceptable in the way of kitchens. The bungalow style has a level of classic simplicity which seems to really fit an earlier style house.

                Lastly, I’m glad I don’t have a husband to please, Because I love that green and yellow number!

    • ChrisICU says: 672 comments

      Just thought of this kitchen. Maybe a tad earlier than the 20โ€™s, but definitely an idea. Plus, itโ€™s fun to watch… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O08-5pTgq_o

      BTW, if Spam is on the menu try to spice it up with these additional flavors: https://www.amazon.com/Large-Lovers-Sampler-Different-Flavors/dp/B00P2SQSHO/ref=sr_1_3_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1512700859&sr=1-3&keywords=Spam

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 938 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Type in search The Color Purple in the site search, I made a post on that house years ago. Loved that kitchen. I’d do it but phone, I’m clumsy. Lol

        We accidently tried the turkey and hickory smoke flavors, not good either. This will sound crazy, I mean we are talking about spam, tasted too artificial.

  33. ChrisICU says: 672 comments

    Not often that I see a nice seventeenth century house for sale. Beautiful home and grounds on a quiet street. Love that central fireplace. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/46-Forest-St_Sherborn_MA_01770_M30427-09649

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  34. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    A smaller Victorian cottage:

    Salt Lake City, UT
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/2092540058_zpid/

    • John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

      Hi Cora,
      I was getting various “reads” from different years in this well decorated home and then I realized the c. 1910 date is probably accurate but the owners spent a ton of money on trying to make the interior look period correct for the last quarter of the 19th century. Since tastes in decor are highly subjective, I can only appreciate and applaud the efforts made to enhance the Victorian flavor of this home. A bit pricey, IMO, (with my not knowing the SLC real estate market) but the house looks move-in ready. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Anastasia Lee says: 5 comments

    HELP REQUESTED

    Someone here Listed a Home (within about one month) that was For Sale in Eastern PA – had 8+ Bedrooms (1000’s sqft) was about $150-185,000 I believe.. Big House on Corner Lot, home had great woodwork in the huge Entryway.. Small rural town no-one here can remember the Name of the Town & Zillow has been of no help.. The Link/Listing I cannot find and it is not in the Listing for PA on site..
    The home was Town’s Famous Family Doctor with a tremendous bunch of successful kids. Went up For Sale in June of this year we believe, we actually are interested in the home!

    Any Help on how to locate this home, I know you all are house hunting experts ๐Ÿ™‚ If not Sorry to Bother you & Thank You

  36. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    If living in a tiny tumbleweed town in Utah, in a really cool old craftsman appeals to you…

    Escalante, UT:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/125921747_zpid/

  37. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This is such an interesting house.
    Those drop-down type drawers in the kitchen…does anyone know what they were for?

    Beaver, UT:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/2096204326_zpid/

  38. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This one was built in 1971. I know that’s not OLD old, but…it’s literally stuck in time. It’s amazing and I want it.

    Wichita, KS:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/77333226_zpid/

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  39. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This is a big, beautiful bargain. 1907:

    Huron, SD:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/124481339_zpid/

  40. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1878. Gorgeous! Why is it so cheap?

    Fairbury, NE:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/108889357_zpid/

    • John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

      Cora, I had to look up Fairbury, Nebraska. It’s a small farming community in the southeastern corner of the state in the area where Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa come together. Farming continues to be a mainstay in the area.
      As for the house, I expect its larger size may limit the potential buyer pool but location is the most important factor. I was stunned by the beautiful c. 1895 built in mirrored buffet or pantry with the elaborate spindlework and beveled mirrors. Perhaps it was added later but whatever the story is, its a phenomenal piece. So too the period stove. 1878 seems right on the money for this classic Italianate style home. If the buyer is comfortable with the location, this appears to be a good value. (Of course, due diligence by the prospective buyer and/or an inspection by a professional house inspector is recommended before buying any old house) Thanks for sharing.

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