February 2, 2018: Link Exchange

Added to OHD on 2/2/18 - Last OHD Update: 2/2/18 - 170 Comments
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Happy Friday! This is where you share your old house finds, articles or general chit chat. How to share… Link to real estate and sites that do not require you to register to view. Just paste the link in the comment box below, no HTML codes needed. Keep email notifications from being marked as spam by sharing no more than 10 links per comment (you can make as many comments as you want just no more than 10 per comment.) If the address doesn't show in the link, also give us the address of the share (helps out if I go to post your share or if the listing site is down.)

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170 Comments on February 2, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11835 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This photo was taken around 1895-1896. Writing on the bottom states the little boy is Herbert Holbrook and the home is his grandfathers, Miles Wheeler. The home stood in Neenah, Wisconsin on East Forest Ave. Miles was born in 1838 in Quebec, Canada, immigrated in 1858 to Wisconsin where he died in 1914. The woman with the disapproving look might be Miles wife, Isabelle (1842-1913). I believe Herbert’s mother, Frances (29-ish) is the one sitting on the rail. The man on the left might be Miles and the one on the right, Nelson (37-ish), Herbert’s father. Herbert died in 1946.

    On the back you can barely see some men, not a drawing like last weeks. I thought maybe another image had been rubbed against it from storage or maybe someone knows the reason. The home print is pasted on the cardboard, the back piece is directly on it.

    Click on the pics to see a larger view.

    Thanks to this months supporters!

    January is always a tough month, advertisements don’t pay out as much as previous months. So if you have been thinking of joining the OHD supporter group, now is a great time. $1 a month via Patreon, that’s cheaper than a cup of coffee! You may think $1 isn’t enough to contribute to OHD but if 20 of you do, that’s $20 to power OHD for the month! So don’t feel like $1 isn’t “enough”, by golly it is! 😀

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    • Rebecca Lunn says: 11 comments

      I have an old photo with a faint picture on the back also. Always wondered why that was.

    • CoraCora says: 2053 comments
      OHD Supporter & Moderator

      Clinton, TN

      “Little by little a little becomes a lot.”
      ~African Proverb

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    • FlaOHDJunkie says: 160 comments

      I hope everyone will try to help Kelly with contributions this is a really great site, very educational but also recognizes the value of historic preservation. It is also a great asset to those who may be interested in purchasing or selling historic houses

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    • JimHJimH says: 5092 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Nice old house, photo and research!
      From online info:
      In 1873 Miles H. Wheeler built an Italianate Style dwelling on the south east corner of East Forest Avenue and Webster Street. Mr. Wheeler was a lumberman; perhaps that meant a dealer or wholesaler. The occupation did well for him as he was able to retain the services of [architect] William Waters to plan his house. It was a simple design with no tower, belvidere or large porch. The lay out was similar to that of the William Doe Residence in Oshkosh. The structure was razed many years ago.

      The site now:
      https://goo.gl/maps/RJ51LTnipWp

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      • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

        Sad to learn the impressive house is demolished. The photos are really crisp and show off the house details very nicely. Looks like an earlier (1873) Italianate style house added an updated Queen Anne style porch. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Laurie W. says: 1705 comments

      I like the mother (grandmother?) on the porch — hand on hip, “let’s get this done…I’m ready to go.” The fat kid (Herbie?) on the bike looks like trouble to me: has plans he’s not gonna talk about. It’s a comfortable stylish house very much of its time — I like the extra fillup of the small balcony.

      Thank you for the current street view, JimH — odd feeling to see established neighborhoods with no sign that an entirely different one lived there before.

  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11835 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is not a new home but I thought it was freaking cool and wanted to share.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1175-Summit-Hill-Rd_Howard_PA_16841_M35095-33659

    BTW, I’ll be doing some schedule posts for this weekend. If you see a home you shared and I haven’t thanked you in the comments, means I just got to it before you shared it. 🙂

    Have a super weekend y’all. Oh…I ordered a mug and t-shirt to check the quality before offering it to everyone. So maybe in a couple of weeks… 🙂

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    • says: 159 comments

      Wow! I have always loved bank barns. Now I have a bank house to love. That roofline blends so beautifully with its surroundings. Thanks, too, for the lead-off house. So many pix of details. That, and the photos of the people, make it come to life again.

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    • Karen says: 1136 comments

      I. Hate. Paneling. I REALLY hate it! That and the cinder block walls. But, a little drywall and elbow grease could fix that! I’d like to see the layout of this house, and just what they pay for heat/cooling per year. In Australia, I think the opal miners built underground homes, and tnhey are said to be very comfortable. When I lived in Indiana, there was an underground home near me. I always wanted to stop, and ask the owners about it, but no one ever seemed to be around, and I didn’t just want to knock on the door. Now, I wish I had, as the older I get, the greener I am getting.

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  3. Joseph says: 417 comments

    In keeping with the newer stone berm house posted, realizing age is becoming relative.

    This house is not that old (well, to those younger than me it will seem ancient). Not sure if we have a name for this yet, as it is a bit newer than MCM. And oddly enough, just around the corner from Old Sturbridge Village! It’s not my style preference, but for some reason I am intrigued with it (although just from the photos you can tell it has issues). I can, however, picture this restored with some interesting landscaping to enhance the stone facade.

    Curious as to the device on the kitchen wall – radio? Communications device?

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/fiskdale/76-stallion-hill-rd-fiskdale-ma-01518–2000528077

    • Cathy F. says: 2181 comments

      An intercom, although it looks a tad large to be one?

    • Jason B says: 191 comments

      I agree with Cathy. As an electronics tech by trade, I have seen a few of these late 60’s / early 70’s intercoms before. The kitchen is the “Master” of the system. It likely has a radio and some even a tape deck built into it. The “slave” could have been in an outbuilding, so Pa could be notified by Caroline when dinner was ready. Pa could flip a switch and listen to whatever music was playing at the Master. This larger one possibly has Vacuum tubes inside. The front panel hinges down to reveal the internals that are recessed into the 2X4 cavity. Nutone, Motorola were the big mfr’s, & I have heard of but not seen a Magnavox one. I sold a similar unit “Master” only on eBay back in around 2002 for $370 high bid. It was the tube type with no tape player.

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      • Laurie W. says: 1705 comments

        Cool info, thank you. That would have been hugely fancy in those days, the envy of all.

        Like Joseph, this isn’t my favorite style of house but thanks to OHD I’ve become intrigued by MCMs. I like the front façade and the entry hall.

        • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

          Underground or cave homes are the ultimate oldest dwellings as some are claimed to have been habitated many thousands of years ago. They have the obvious advantages of staying cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Can’t say I’m a big fan of them myself but I do appreciate their “green” qualities.

      • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

        I’ve actually thought of installing an intercom system in my 1859 house, using those old crank-style telephones. One centrally located on each floor, and one out in the carriage house. Plan would be all are wired together so a ring on one rings all the rest and allows anyone to pick up and chat (which works since its only GF and I in the house).

  4. Bethany Otto says: 3426 comments

    Fabulous find in LA, fairly sure to be torn down or remodeled to an unrecognizable degree at this bargain price (for this area of LA).
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/812-N-Laurel-Ave,-Los-Angeles,-CA-90046_rb/?fromHomePage=true&shouldFireSellPageImplicitClaimGA=false&fromHomePageTab=buy

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  5. StevenFStevenF says: 791 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Howdy and Happy Friday! My selections tend to be from the 20th century and are not usually grand, but well built homes with potential. Here are a few:

    1. This 1950 midcentury-ish colonial in Petersburg WV has original baths and kitchen. I love the “muscular chimney”. Some knotty pine for those who dig it, too.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/124-Pine-St-Petersburg-WV-26847/22473190_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. This 1937 Dillwyn, VA cape looks like it’s in original condition (alas no kitchen pics), but lots of potential here.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22889-N-James-Madison-Hwy-Dillwyn-VA-23936/2111509464_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. Not a lot of pictures of this 1927 Colonial Revival in Indiana, PA. The kitchen isn’t original, but vintage. This one just needs a gentle hand to bring it back to life. Plus, yet another old piano.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/610-Oak-St-Indiana-PA-15701/78647335_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Lancaster John says: 863 comments

      StevenF, all good finds. The Petersburg one is a real time capsule. It doesn’t seem to be the 6,000+ square feet stated in the listing but I suppose it’s possible!

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  6. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    A 1914 Norma Desmond-style house in Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Stratfield Historic District. It was built for Gerhard Drouve (1851-1919), a German-born industrialist:

    https://www.raveis.com/raveis/170042269/2137northavenue_bridgeport_ct

    http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=12801

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    • says: 159 comments

      Love the exterior and the roof looks like it’s in good shape.

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    • Paulthedreamer says: 35 comments

      That is a gorgeous house at a great price. Norma Desmond worthy indeed.

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    • Karen says: 1136 comments

      Looks as if all that is needed major-ly wise, is to reconfigure the kitchen for conveniance, and maybe to squeak out a little more room. Otherwise, just some cosmetic stuff needed…I love that roof, and that its on the garage as well!

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  7. CoraCora says: 2053 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Here’s a stunner that needs savin’:

    Gardner, MA:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/57587230_zpid/

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    • Anne M. says: 897 comments

      It has been for sale for a while, wish there were some interior pictures!

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    • Jason B says: 191 comments

      Very cool looking building. I know nothing about MA, but I wish I could see it inside.

      • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

        Cora,
        Doesn’t look too bad in streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/RjqB41qWcHz There’s a church nearby and a tennis court below. (is that the VFW lodge?) Of course without any interior photos you may be buying a gutted shell. Put a wrap around porch around the front, refurbish the multi-family units and keep one for a landlord or property manager. Taxes don’t seem too bad but tax valuation is more than twice the asking price. Might be a good project property for an experienced rehabber.

  8. CoraCora says: 2053 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    OK.

    Who wants to go into business with me? This is so fun (be sure to look at ALL the photos):

    Gardner, MA:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/57586176_zpid/

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  9. Anne M. says: 897 comments

    I love the balcony on the house Kelly posted! Here is a 1876 house with a killer sink in the butler’s pantry, wish we could see what’s across from it:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/123-Main-St_Haydenville_MA_01039_M45215-71401#photo0
    This house was built in 1755 in Northampton, MA and was dismantled and move to nearby Williamsburg
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/18-Village-Hill-Rd_Williamsburg_MA_01096_M41799-65636?ex=MA596652985
    This is an interesting property, a church built in 1928, which has already be converted to a 5 bedroom house. Lots of original features remain, including the choir loft (not sure how I would feel having the saints keeping watch over the soaking tub, tho)
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Abington-MA/2091765859_zpid/22976_rid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.152205,-70.904131,42.08663,-71.013995_rect/12_zm/0_mmm/

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    • Christina says: 13 comments

      Hey Anne!
      If you’re interested in churches already converted to homes, Kelly just posted mine in VT a couple days ago and its going for less than one quarter of the price!: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/02/01/1834-church-pittsford-vt/
      Christina

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    • Lucinda says: 54 comments

      The stained glass windows and green striped wallpaper are lovely. The latter reminds me of the mint taffy I used to get as a child at a little shop in the Northgate shopping center (Seattle).

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    • Jason B says: 191 comments

      The Williamsburg house is stunning every way!

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      The Williamsburg house is very impressive, very well done. I like.

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    • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

      I have a similar pantry sink that came with my house. The original pantry was removed to enlarge the kitchen, but the sink was retained as a second kitchen sink. We are planning on converting half of the ridiculously large mud room that is currently adjacent to the kitchen to make a new pantry. When that happens we will relocate the sink to the far wall (under the window). The wood surface of mine was faded and worn, but we refinished it this fall and it now looks great again.

  10. Lancaster John says: 863 comments

    I’ve been saving this one all week. A very “homey” early 20th century home in a rural part of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, within reasonable driving distance of the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic beaches, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. I particularly like the staircase and the possibly original bath with claw foot tub. Only $139K. https://www.trulia.com/p/md/sudlersville/204-n-church-st-sudlersville-md-21668–2090569406

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      I like everything about this. Love the old round sink in the one bathroom, mom use to call them ‘dental sinks’ ha. Nice home.

    • FlaOHDJunkie says: 160 comments

      What are all those wires with tags in the yard of the Laguna Beach house?

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      • GeoffreyPS says: 102 comments

        Are they an eruv? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eruv It’s something I’ve heard about but not seen an example of, so I’m not positive. The kitchen doesn’t look like what I’d expect for an Orthodox Jewish home though (separate sections for meat and dairy) which discounts the eruv idea. Only other idea I have is something to scare off birds (due to fluttering).

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      • mlsheelermlsheeler says: 53 comments
        1929 Brick Foursquare
        Harrisonburg, VA

        Something related to the following?

        “Architectural plans are currently in process to expand the property by an additional 1,000 sft (est) making it a 4 bedroom residence that will include a swimming pool and wine cellar. The property is being sold as-is in its current state.”

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    • Jason B says: 191 comments

      The MO house in second link, I love the combination of the Coions?(spelling?) and porches.

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      • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

        quoins, and yes, they are impressive. Its one of the styles I’ve considered for my house. Mine was built as a grand Victorian in queen anne style. It was converted in 1917 to a “tudor” by putting stucco over the brick, and adding in some timbers on the top. As a matter of fact it looks a lot like that superb house shown in the Mount Kisco NY house. That’s a Tudor-over-stone. I really like the looks of that as well, and have considered adding a stone facing on my ground floor to get much the same look.

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  11. Cathy F. says: 2181 comments

    1790, 4000+ sq. ft. Has been up for sale for ages now. On a nice street, in a nice village which abuts Utica.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/76-Oxford-Rd-New-Hartford-NY-13413/31596557_zpid/

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    • Karen says: 1136 comments

      I can’t believe no one has snapped this place up! Its gorgeous!

    • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

      Gorgeous home, but located in an area that’s got the unfortunate combination of no economy to speak of, and sky-high property/school taxes. Anywhere else in the country I’m sure it would sell rapidly (especially at that price).

      • Cathy F. says: 2181 comments

        But… if one already lives in upstate NY (or is from a similar area), this house is in a relatively upscale village, where many of the local area’s professionals live, and the New Hartford schools have very good ratings.

  12. CoraCora says: 2053 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    That may be my favorite MCM yet. LOVIN that kitchen!

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  13. ChrisICU says: 670 comments

    So I think this is kind of cool. One of my ancestors, Daniel Morse, arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1636. He settled in Sherborn. This home isn’t his, but probably one of his children’s. His home is still standing and just down the street. First time I’ve seen a house belonging to a relative. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/46-Forest-St_Sherborn_MA_01770_M30427-09649

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  14. FlaOHDJunkie says: 160 comments

    Here’s a project house in a very beautiful county with strict zoning laws prohibiting intrusive development
    http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Sperryville-VA/pmf,pf_pt/2101882655_zpid/41008_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/38.881947,-77.705612,38.387419,-78.812485_rect/9_zm/

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  15. CoraCora says: 2053 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This big, grand old lady has a lot left to offer. The price allows for some renovation:

    Harrodsburg, KY: https://zillow.com/homedetails/105900373_zpid/

    • Karen says: 1136 comments

      Be very careful about lead paint. the reason kids like to eat it, is that it has a sweet taste-who knew? A local realtor was just fined substantially (6 figures) and sentenced to time served (I think she got a month in the local jail). She lied about knowing about a lead disclosure document to a young couple, after showing the document to an other person who passed on the house due to the lead paint proven to be in the house. The couple who bought the house, ended up with at least one child with substantial lead poisoning. Of course, they remembered being told the house had no lead paint, and of course did something about it. I hope thier kids will recover.

      • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

        Having lead paint is not a deal breaker, its just something you have to be aware of. It doesn’t require the gutting of all painted walls, just basic precautions. Any time the house is sold or rented just do a lead paint disclosure. If you have toddlers, you need to be careful that the paint is never allowed to peel (keeping a fresh coat over the top of it usually arrests it nicely). The other issue is when you sand it. Be sure to wear a mask, and vacuum thoroughly afterwards. Simple steps make lead paint an easily manageable hazard.

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  16. Piney says: 21 comments

    A nice Tudor with nice bathroom tiles – for that *is* what I judge a house for (I kid):
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3347-Glencairn-Rd-Shaker-Heights-OH-44122/33688102_zpid/

    Speaking of bathrooms, a modest mid-century ranch that I’m posting only because of the amazing Pepto-Bismol bathroom:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/4310-Melbourne-Road-East-Dr,Indianapolis,-IN-46228_rb/

    And because of all the cabins posted recently, here’s one I found in my bookmarks: 🙂
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13807-Mountain-Rd-Purcellville-VA-20132/12422944_zpid/

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    • Cathy F. says: 2181 comments

      The first house… IMO a tad OTT re: its exterior design, but I do like its interior, and its bathrooms are great! The second house’s pink bathroom. Pink, pink, and more pink. With a tiny dab of gray. ?

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    • Laurie W. says: 1705 comments

      Pepto is right, in the Indianapolis house! The kitchen too looks almost all there, including the PINK oven! Love the VA log house and its countryside. 1895 is late for something like that; wonder if the date is accurate.

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  17. says: 159 comments

    Last photo gives some details about this house. Love the cure porch where residents could breathe that curative Adirondack air. https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/30430451_zpid/1_pnd/46.225452,-61.984864,26.82407,-99.865723_rect/4_zm/1_rs/1_fr/

    For the outbuildings. I’d like to take up residence in the little one with the stove. https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/32481870_zpid/1_pnd/46.225452,-61.984864,26.82407,-99.865723_rect/4_zm/1_rs/1_fr/

    For the kitchen in an otherwise (except for the Bermuda blue exterior) unremarkable house. I’m assuming the metal cabinets are vintage, the stainless counters maybe vintage and the appliances definitely not. Anybody know?
    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/30455612_zpid/1_pnd/46.225452,-61.984864,26.82407,-99.865723_rect/4_zm/1_rs/1_fr/

    For the carriage house and the interior details that remain, especially the subtly arched doorways. https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/31058222_zpid/1_pnd/46.225452,-61.984864,26.82407,-99.865723_rect/4_zm/1_rs/1_fr/

    • Jason B says: 191 comments

      Victoria, you just inspired me to build a Victorian playhouse for my two GrandDaughters this summer. The one is this posting was very cool, but I’m thinking Second Empire for mine. I’ll blog it all and share here. Probably won’t be cheap. The folk Vic doghouse I built a few years ago was $1000 just in material, I built with my Wife as a helper.

    • Karen says: 1136 comments

      I am always surprised when I see a house this substantial out west, built in the late 1800’s. I guess I keep thinking the wild west was just that up until modern times! I wonder if that porch is enclosed with screens in the summer months? That would be very nice, to sit on the porch and not be bothered by bugs. I really like this house!

  18. It’s not a great listing but i thought i might share it. I have always seen this house and wanted to see inside.
    http://www.dagnysrealestate.com/real-estate/mansion-for-sale-bridgeport-ct-06608/170038227

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    • Karen says: 1136 comments

      I could take this house on in a heartbeat! I can’t believe the previous owners left that beautiful mirror! I’d buy this house just for that mirror alone! I wonder that no one ever divided it up for apartments, or divided it and got condo status for it.

    • Andy D says: 38 comments

      Holy Second Empire, Batman! The front is beautiful.

      I wish that style was more prevalent in IL. That’s probably one of the reasons I love the northeast so much. That and Italianate.

    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      I love this house. Just the right amount of spooky elegance. The kind of house that everyone drives by and wonders what it looks like inside. A gem.

  19. Sharon says: 42 comments

    A stately home in west central Missouri, between KC and Jeff City:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/400-Dal-Whi-Mo-Ct-Sedalia-MO-65301/125481668_zpid/

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  20. CocoaG says: 72 comments

    1900 Moseley Ave, Palatka, FL. A mid-century modern masterpiece. Designed in 1955 by Alfred Browning Parker, a Frank Lloyd Wright protege. This is not normally my favorite style of home but I am slightly obsessed with this one.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1900-Moseley-Ave-Palatka-FL-32177/47442798_zpid/

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    • Cathy F. says: 2181 comments

      I’m not a MCM person, either, but… this house interests me, too. The DR ceiling, for instance. Plus, even sans the lighting treatments given for the photos, to me, it appears ‘warmer’ than most MCMs do.

    • Karen says: 1136 comments

      I don’t like Frank Lloyd Wright houses either, but except for the one room (that was shown, anyway) with paneling, I kinda like this house. I love how the pool is situated, and that it seems to have a pool house. i wonder if that has a bathroom with a shower, electricity and a phone in it. I don’t have a pool, but there’s nothing worse than having to run inside from the back yard only to arrive too late to answer the phone. I think I’d like to see more of Parker’s work. He seems less contrived, if that makes an y sense, than Wright. The DArwin Martin house is nearby in Buffalo, NY, and is staffed with docents. the house was allowed to fall into a sad state, until some folks formed a group and got grants and donations to fix up the main house and outbuildings up. I really should get up there one of these days. If I do, and they allow you to take photos, be assured I’ll put them in here!

    • Sd says: 56 comments

      Is there some photo shop trickery going on in some of the pics with the grass and the sky? The overhead pics show as much brown as there is green on the lawn. The sunset pics show the sun in different points on the compass. Maybe it’s just my small screen and i’m seeing something that isn’t there.

      I’ve added this one to our list. I think a roadtrip is in our future.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Another very interesting house Cocoa. Well spotted. Thank you for sharing.
      This house has a lot to do with, and is in fact quite derivative of Wright’s slightly earlier, (and exponentially more expensive and far more detailed), “Auldbrass” plantation house in Yemassee, SC. There is also a dash of “Wingspread” in there as well. Not a whole lot of creativity going on I’m affraid, which was the case with the majority of the early Taliesin fellows. In fact I would not be at all surprised if this Parker was intimately involved with the day to day design specifics and construction of Auldbrass. The big +++ here is the wonderful original condition of the house overall, (save the drywalled guest house). The wood throughout is beautiful. Well worthy.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auldbrass_Plantation

      http://goo.gl/bfrZT9

  21. Jason B says: 191 comments

    CL Four Square in Central Indiana for $18k – hardwood and some trim intact.
    https://muncie.craigslist.org/reo/d/duplex-0-down-500-month-for-3/6469249710.html

      • Jason B says: 191 comments

        Incredible 2 for 1 deal! $80K – in Muncie IN. Come be my neighbor!
        https://muncie.craigslist.org/reo/d/off-market-deal-near-downtown/6470232490.html

        • Jason B says: 191 comments

          Here’s a very cool East-Central Indiana shell mansion close to IN – OH border for chump change per square foot. Lots of goodies in the pics, & one acre to install a geothermal well field. With a green rooftop and some solar / wind additions this could be self sustaining, or close to it. Looks like someone possibly removed the original ornate parapets???

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          • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

            Jason, I’m not sure this one (above) came through. Anderson is an interesting town. As long as we are on the topic, here’s one of my Anderson favorites: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/306-W-8TH-St-Anderson-IN-46016/80668896_zpid/?fullpage=true West 8th has some real gems. We’re trying to sell our Texas home and intend to focus on Indiana primarily to find our next old house. Both Muncie and Anderson have good collections of old houses. We visited Muncie a couple of years ago and stayed in the Charles Over mansion (Air B&B) took a few photos of favorites as well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157657139234734 and Anderson: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157659574840968

            • Jason B says: 191 comments

              John, the house you posted in Anderson is beautiful. Being a lifelong Muncie area resident, I can honestly say I don’t know a lot about the city next door. My Dad was an engineer at the GM Anderson Delco Remy plant #18 for most of his career after he completed his apprenticeship at the Muncie Delco Battery plant. Anderson had several GM manufacturing facilities at one time, but like the transmission plants in Muncie, including Borg Warner, they are all empty lots with chain link fences around them now, buildings razed. NAFTA, high union demands, and corporate greed all but anhilated the local economies in these neighboring counties. Things are recovering slowly, and manufacturing is coming back slowly. Ball State U. is the largest employer in Muncie, and Anderson is a college town also. Probably the only reasons these twin cities didn’t go bankrupt after the tax base collapse. We at Ball State lost nearly 50 million dollars a year in State funding after the 2008 recession.
              I am very familiar with the Muncie homes you posted. I lived on Main Street very near most of them when I met my wife 12 years ago. The Queen Anne with the copper roof tower is owned by a man that was the museum curator at Ball State. You should have seen his bruised, swollen thumbs when he was restoring it back in 2001. He learned a lesson or two about window weights, he told me. If you do end up buying here, it’s really a nice place. Tons of cultural events and activities, combined with a 45 minute drive to Indy is nice. Anderson has a casino / horse track too if you are into that. Mounds state park is nice too.
              That last post I made above, I think I forgot to paste the link. I may repost it next Friday in the L.E. again.
              How come none of your Muncie pics are of the Ball brother’s mansions on the north side of the river? Mason Jars MADE muncie! Ball State too!

            • Jason B says: 191 comments

              I love the Anderson Romanesque buildings. I’ve been through Anderson several times in my half-century in the area but have never seen these. Romanesque is my favorite style, with Second Empire…well…Second. 🙂

          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Hey Jason. Where’s the link to the Ohio border place? You’ve piqued my interest. 🙂

      • Karen says: 1136 comments

        this one looks as if it has possibilities. I like that bathroom and wouldn’t change a thing-just the flooring, or course. I wonder if there is hardwood underneath whatever that stuff is.
        I would like to see what kind of shape the plumbing, roof, and electrical is in.

  22. GuinanGuinan says: 56 comments
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    This Frank Lloyd Wright home is still in the original owner’s family.You can rent it for the weekend to have the experience of staying in a FLW house.
    https://www.howardhanna.com/Property/Detail/2215-River-Rd-Willoughby-Hills-OH-44094/NorthernOH/3931009
    There are also plans and the original site for Wright’s last residential commission.

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    • Karen says: 1136 comments

      Nope, I don’t like Frank Lloyd Wright houses. They just look so impersonal to me. Houses, never with the potential to become homes.
      On another note…Howard Hanna real estate used to be just around Chautauqua County in NY. Now they are throughout western NY, having bought out Realty USA, I think it was. Hanna is becoming quite a big company.

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    • FlaOHDJunkie says: 160 comments

      IMO Wright was a master of spatial relationships, his furniture “meh”

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  23. Laurie W. says: 1705 comments

    Victorian (1890) in Colorado Springs, attractive, needs some work but worth it. I’m putting it up mostly because the photo captions are fun. Neat agent!
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Colorado-Springs-CO/pmf,pf_pt/13606512_zpid/4172_rid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/39.098627,-104.389344,38.64798,-105.127488_rect/10_zm/

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  24. David Otto says: 1 comments

    Nice older home in Brunswick NY.
    https://albany.craigslist.org/reb/6483068849.html

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  25. Michele says: 90 comments

    This one is really sad. At one time this house was a show place in my home town of Elwood, In. It has been neglected for sometime and in the past few years covered with vinyl siding. There was a beautiful bow window with leaded glass on the side of the house by the little porch and it was ripped off a few years ago and a flat window installed. In one of the pictures you can see the room it was in and where they have plastered where it was removed. If i was ready to retire and move back to Indiana i think i would buy this in a heartbeat!
    https://property.mibor.com/listing/1900-Main-St/5a6b4eef025fdfec64371fd9

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  26. Ashley403 says: 76 comments

    Hello Everybody, This house is beautiful inside, not sure what could be done outside to match the inside. There are a lot of different types of siding.The build date is 1898.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Colorado-Springs-CO/pmf,pf_pt/13607469_zpid/4172_rid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/46.012223,-98.305665,31.933516,-118.981934_rect/5_zm/2_p/

  27. Ashley403 says: 76 comments

    Hello, All three are in Colorado Springs,CO. It would take a lot of money to purchase one, than the taxes.I guess it is all relevant if the money is available you would not quibble over taxes. The second home(including the post above) has a build date 1933 with 6 beds 9 baths 8,701 sqft. Don’t miss the bed in picture 24. In my opinion the pictures should not have started with pictures of the addition it seems to cheapen the house(if that is even possible)
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Colorado-Springs-CO/pmf,pf_pt/13672575_zpid/4172_rid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/46.012223,-98.305665,31.933516,-118.981934_rect/5_zm/2_p/
    The third house is a little bigger and a little more money. It was built in 1925 and has 5 beds 6 baths 9,006 sqft. The listing says it is an Italian Renaissance.The first thing I would have the vines/ivy removed. Does anybody know if the sink in picture 5 (looks like in the butler’s pantry) is a sort of early self venting type. To each his own but if I did have the funds to purchase the home all the animal heads would have to be removed before I would even look at the house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Colorado-Springs-CO/pmf,pf_pt/13672698_zpid/4172_rid/1720-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/46.012223,-98.305665,31.933516,-118.981934_rect/5_zm/2_p/

  28. Peter Rosenberg says: 68 comments

    http://www.723saintjamesstreetgonzales.com/ bigger is better in Texas, the carriage house alone is bigger than my home. Known as the Kokernot Mansion, built in 1914.

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    • Barbara V says: 1049 comments

      Great Picks! Love the collection of vintage Adirondack lake boats at the Saranac property – wonder if they come with – ?

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The house in Catskill has some VERY fine features for sure. That stair balustrade is supremely elegant and VERY unusual. It’s a wonder those delicate balusters are all still present and accounted for. The whole thing is as light as a wafer. Gorge! Thanks’

  29. Doug says: 82 comments

    https://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Clemente/243-Avenida-La-Cuesta-92672/home/3268815
    I love this house. Perfect location,style and well known architect. Just a little expensive for me.

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  30. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 935 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Don’t know if anyone remembers when I posted Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood home a few years ago (I had to take it down because of agents fighting over it, lol.) Anyway, was watching The Roosevelt’s documentary on Netflix and looked up what happened to her home. Happy to see it’s being restored. https://livingnewdeal.org/restoration-eleanor-roosevelts-childhood-home/

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  31. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    Here’s an “early” home in the old riverboat town of Aurora, Indiana: https://www.trulia.com/p/in/aurora/417-manchester-st-aurora-in-47001–2049123868
    The picturesque Ohio River town has a nice collection of Antebellum and later Victorian era homes. Streetview https://goo.gl/maps/Z1JojEX4heo shows a pleasant looking street of vintage homes with this bargain priced house being the one probably needing the most TLC. But it is priced accordingly. I couldn’t get a very good age “read” based on the interior details but I suspect the house could actually have been a late Federal or a Greek Revival style house, originally. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that this house predates the stated 1890 date by a generation or more. The staircase is fairly intact and looks to be way older than 1890. I’d put this house in the “good bones” category but with creativity and diligence, this could become the nicest period home on the street. For anyone interested, here’s some photos I took in Aurora in 2014: (please scroll down for the Aurora photos) https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157648388582029
    As a bonus, here’s an 1838 house in the town of Richmond, Indiana, priced even less than the Aurora example: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/120-S-3rd-St-Richmond-IN-47374/85780761_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  32. Claudia Rouge says: 6 comments

    https://denver.coloradohomefinder.com/homes/1022-Pearl-Street/Denver/CO/80203/80483054/

    This is an amazing (and PRICEY) place in Denver. I hope the link works, I’ve never submitted before. The address is 1022 Pearl Street #101, Denver CO 80203.

  33. Suzan says: 1 comments

    The summer home of the family of Alexander Graham Bell, “The Bell House” is for sale in Colonial Beach, Virginia. https://www.estately.com/listings/info/821-irving-avenue–1

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  34. RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I’m pretty sure this one used to be on OHD waaaaayyyyyyy back:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/710-Park-Ave-South-Bend-IN-46616/77020300_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  35. RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Some fine details remain; and one grrroooovy little garage / car port, on the cheap, in the middle of nowhere:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/608-E-6th-St-Fowler-IN-47944/85109063_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

      Wow! The interior is totally unexpected in this otherwise fairly conventional Foursquare. Did you see the ROPE PORTIERES!? Beyond rare, in my experience to ever see such vestiges of Victorian decorating. Thanks for sharing.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        NO. I missed that! Wow; do think that’s original? I think I may have seen one of those in the wild once before, MAYBE. Cool! Nice catch John. 🙂

  36. SueSue says: 1111 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Nice old beauty built in 1783 by Captian Asa Bacon. Sits on 12 acres and has 9 fireplaces. Beautiful barn as well.

    https://www.equinehomes.com/listing/E262143/canterbury-ct-06331/

    1940’s California ranch with all the bells and whistles including Vitrolite tile in one of the bathrooms. Looks like there is a lot left that is original.

    https://www.equinehomes.com/listing/W10237581/251-judd-hill-middlebury-ct-06762/

    This one is a dream. There is an existing 4-bdrm Federal/Greek Revival?
    (built ca. 1832) with wonderful water views. Needs work but it is quite nice. Realtor dares to suggest tearing it down and building new on site. ACK!!! There is 59 acres including a one acre island as well as a 1-bdrm apt., 3 stall garage, 3-bdrm guest/rental house, antique barn/shed, pole barn and an adorable vintage 2-bdrm seasonal camp. They have included vintage photos of past family fun over the years. I LOVE this one.

    https://www.equinehomes.com/listing/4655983/50-langley-durham-nh-03824/

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    • Barbara V says: 1049 comments

      OMG! Thank you so much, Sue, for posting this! Asa Bacon was my mother’s 5x paternal great grandfather, and the property is just what we have been looking for – although we have been focused in New York. Looks like we may need to push the envelope location-wise. I already have a call in to the realtor. Thank You!

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  37. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11835 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Ok! MAYBE this is working now! Working on it since Sunday. OHD supporters now should have their comments highlighted and with a star (I may add “OHD Supporter” text too, once I make sure all is working properly.)

    But when you leave a comment, you must (MUST) be logged in for your comment to be highlighted as it’s attached to your account not your email address. If you’ve left a comment in the past and wasn’t logged in, the comment won’t be highlighted either.

    There still may be a bug or two for nested comments, so if you reply to replies, your comment may not be highlighted/starred like it’s suppose to. Also it may not show for all as browser cache sometimes messes up new CSS rules.

    🙂

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  38. Jason B says: 191 comments

    Heres another scary CL find. Watch your step coming out the second story door!https://dayton.craigslist.org/reo/d/1219-limestone/6485419918.html

    • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

      Thanks for sharing, Jason. Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/8UUGMYJzQtR2 shows it to be one street over from South Fountain St. which is a local historic district. The streetview dates from 2013 and shows the double galleried porches the house had, now missing. I kind of like the yellow house next door and there’s a promising brick Victorian across and down the street with nice surviving period details. I suspect this house was long used as a rental so the decision as to whether it would be worth rehabbing or not would depend on the interior. Sometimes, even a $1 dollar house is priced too high if it will take another $100,000 to make it habitable. Springfield, Ohio, still retains a nice collection of period homes but some are long neglected. I felt much safer walking around the old parts of Springfield during our visit than I did in some of the old areas of nearby Dayton. For someone looking for a project to last the rest of the year, (and maybe next?) this might be an acceptable candidate but I think a more intact house would be a better choice. South/North Fountain street has some real 19th century gems and if I were looking for a house in Springfield, that would be my first choice. (or, alternately, High Street which still has some grand mansions) For anyone interested, here’s a mix (top photos) of Dayton and Springfield (scroll down) photos I took a couple of years ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157648433023988

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  39. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 935 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Test comment. Ignore, I’m testing something.

  40. CoraCora says: 2053 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Here’s a 1920 foreclosure that could be a beautiful old home with a bit of elbow grease. Tons of potential, lots to work with, and $44k:

    Wichita, KS: https://zillow.com/homedetails/77334130_zpid/

  41. Verucalise says: 5 comments

    1850’s Colonial brick home in Herkimer, NY:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/115-Green-St_Herkimer_NY_13350_M49379-91898#photo1

    The woodwork… the bathroom…the rehab potential! This home is not far from me, and although the location isn’t the best I’ve seen, the building is beautiful to behold and very convenient to practically every amenity. I can’t stop drooling at both the house and the price!

  42. DianeEG says: 531 comments

    A totally non typical sale: Historic property in Peru, Indiana. Home of former winter home of circus property. Hope these links provides what you need to see:

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

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

    Circus Historic Property Peru For Sale Terrell Jacobs Kellys Circus …
    https://kokomo.craigslist.org/reo/d/circus-historic-property-peru/6443128488.html

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