March 16, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I intended posting more today but was not able to.

    No idea where the old photo was taken or the people in it.

    No scheduled posts this weekend.

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    • Linda Verry says: 4 comments

      I’d like to share a house on the market that is just around the corner from me. It is on realtor.com, search Essex CT $375,000. It’s a Queen Ann listed by Sotheby’s. Interior is one of the best mixes of updated and period I can remember seeing. Thank you for your consideration.

  2. Mike says: 68 comments

    The house that industrialist and entrepeneur S.B. Fuller had built in 1958 in Robbins, outside Chicago, at a cost of $250k is for sale – $95k. Most recently, there were hopeful plans that this might be the home of the Robbins Historical Society, but that didn’t pan out.
    https://tour.vht.com/70074977/13500-s-kedzie-robbins-il-60472/photos

    And on the other border of Chicago, in Evanston, the renovated house of Oscar Mayer is back on the market, renovated two or three years ago: https://www.redfin.com/IL/Evanston/1030-Forest-Ave-60202/home/13579137

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  3. John says: 782 comments

    I am not sure if this one has been posted before as it has been on the market for over a year but if it hasn’t been it needs to be.With so much going for it if the stairs do not grab your attention maybe one of the 10 fireplaces will. https://www.trulia.com/p/nc/red-springs/308-s-main-st-red-springs-nc-28377–2091300527

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    • Bethany Otto says: 3431 comments

      Yummy yummy yummy! If it has been or gets listed on the main feed, its going in my “favorites for sure!

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    • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

      Thanks for sharing. This is one of the most intact turn of the last century Classical Revival homes I’ve yet seen. It wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to call this a time capsule house. I noted behind the crackled old shellac there’s the characteristic stripes of quarter-sawn Oak. Even the iron fencing looks like either a fairly faithful reproduction of an ornamental iron fence from before the mid-1800’s or its an original from that period. Ten fireplaces! It’s difficult to wrap my mind around that and nearly all still have their hearth surrounds and ornate summer covers. Phenomenal house overall. Truly an architectural landmark here.

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    • Michael Mackin says: 2665 comments

      Wow! Great find John! This is a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing!

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    • says: 159 comments

      Wow, John! Stunningly beautiful. And it’s FSBO so you might be able to get some more history, too. The owner must have great taste and judgment to have left the house so intact.

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    • Jennifer Wiebler says: 140 comments

      truly gorgeous. What a find, John. Thank you for sharing!

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      • John says: 782 comments

        To All that said thank you for the find you are welcome. I didn’t really do anything. I saw, I drooled, And I clicked post. I never even had to put on pants which always makes for a great day !!! :-0

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Man what a house. I had to keep tilting my head and now a little dizzy but it was so worth it. Love the stairway! And all the different colored pretty fireplaces 🙂 Everything looks pretty much original which is such a delight these days.

    • Joseph Johnson says: 42 comments

      Awesome find!

  4. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    An interesting large home in Northeastern PA, not far from the New York line. Listing says 1806 build date which is probably accurate for parts of the structure. Some nice arched doorways. Something about its look says to me that it may have originally been some sort of inn (fairly near the road, which itself is lovely lined with rock walls). Parts of the inside are nice, parts need love. The outside is attractive. I’m posting it mainly because it COMES WITH A BEAUTIFUL OCTAGONAL BARN. How often do you see that? Plus 52 acres and said to have lake frontage. I’d buy it for the barn! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/914-Woodbourne-Rd_Montrose_PA_18801_M38818-89637?ex=PA597914417

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  5. John says: 782 comments

    This one is a bit of a fixer but I think you all will like the hand carved wood work as well as the old photo at the end. https://www.trulia.com/p/va/max-meadows/5009-peppers-ferry-rd-max-meadows-va-24360–2022837999

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  6. Tim Snyder says: 71 comments

    Well, I don’t ordinarily go for these sort of high priced, hotel type mansions (9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms!), but this one sort of struck my fancy, and it’s on the water! If there are any millionaire profs, Wells College is walking distance, plus it’s right there, in the the middle of wine country New York. When I lived in New York (Rochester), I would ride my bicycle around Cayuga because…it was there. I don’t recall riding past this behemoth, but I know the area. Riding south on Main St. (90), the road dropped subtly until I was about two or three miles outside of Ithaca. God! it’s beautiful country.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/331-Main-St-Aurora-NY-13026/30044073_zpid/

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  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    New on the market in Indiana this week:

    Nice, big, tight, church right outside of Indy metro priced to SELL!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/226-W-North-St-Greenfield-IN-46140/2091437896_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Big, meaty, brick Italianate is perfect for retirees in picturesque Vevay, has a fine summer kitchen, land, and sits on a rise right on the river:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/806-W-Market-St-Vevay-IN-47043/85725638_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Interesting fixer has listing pix on acid, (VERTIGO WARNING):
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/109-W-Jasper-St-Goodland-IN-47948/85625634_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Doesn’t need much, on the cheap, in cute, vibrant little Huntington:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/304-Whitelock-St-Huntington-IN-46750/85391868_zpid/?fullpage=true

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Tony Bianchini shared this SUBLIME Goth cottage on another thread this week.
    In case you missed it — DON’T MISS IT!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/490-Salem-Ave_Holly-Springs_MS_38635_M71219-61314

    Super groovy mid-mod in HIGHLY DESIRABLE Colonia Solana, Tucson:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3410-E-Via-Golondrina-Tucson-AZ-85716/8507586_zpid/?fullpage=true

    ALSO +++

    This house and SUPER RAD carriage house are in Little Falls, NY:
    https://static.panoramio.com.storage.googleapis.com/photos/large/30948027.jpg
    It’s called the Jacob Zoller house, and is either barely hanging on with a massive hole in the roof, OR has been recently purchased and stabilized. If you know anything about this house, please say so. Thanks’!

    🙂

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  8. says: 159 comments

    A former school, then a home, with huge square footage and no interior pix. I don’t know why I love it but I do. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Florida-NY/pmf,pf_pt/2090612484_zpid/395783_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.952905,-74.075832,42.814292,-74.303455_rect/11_zm/

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  9. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    New Hartford, CT–1804 double cape in the ‘Over-the-River-and-Through-the Woods’ style:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/579-Main-St_New-Hartford_CT_06057_M41408-10503

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  10. john says: 782 comments

    For those who like to take interesting buildings and converting them into homes and aren’t afraid of work this may be for you. Less than 30 K and on 7 acres. https://www.trulia.com/property/3227670824-0-Sheffey-Town-Rd-Max-Meadows-VA-24360

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  11. Rachel says: 108 comments

    here’s a funky, homespun mid century surrounded by hillsides terraced in wild mosaics, right in the middle of LA.

    echo park, ca 1948
    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/20753785_zpid/1_pnd/61.079544,-59.370118,6.620957,-138.120118_rect/3_zm/1_rs/1_fr/

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  12. natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    I stumbled across this wonderful Craftsman while looking at a property myneighbor mentioned (that wasn’t anything any of us wants to see *giggle*)

    I really like the exterior! The kitchen is okay, the woodwork is nice, and I really like the wood and glass block shower!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/415-S-5th-St-Montesano-WA-98563/55057673_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • jillieD says: 95 comments

      Wonderful!

    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 235 comments

      The cast concrete construction is remarkable and beautiful. All that untreated wood on the exterior though…needs a protective coating of some kind. It’s already clear in some photos that it’s decaying in places from lack of treatment.

      While there’s still a lot of 80’s-ness about the kitchen that I still generally dislike (I really, really hate plain-sawn oak finished with black walnut stain), I like the tile, the configuration is nice, and I’m getting to an age where such kitchens can trigger feelings of nostalgia that conflict with the aesthetic aversion. Needs a vent hood though, in the very least. A downdraft vent on a cooktop just out in the middle of the kitchen? No hardcore cook wants to deal with that mess.

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      This place is cool. Enough said.

  13. Carolyn says: 297 comments

    I spotted this house a few years back while visiting Warrenton and was intrigued. Now that I’ve seen interior photos I’m obsessed! My 30 something daughter-in-law who grew up in Warrenton said the house has been empty and looked like this as long as she can remember. I would love to know the story behind this one. How does a house get to this point?

    https://www.presnc.org/properties/seaman-house/

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    • Jennifer Wiebler says: 140 comments

      and the kitchen is great. I hope the next owner will keep it as is. Too retro to let it go!

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    • DianeEG says: 534 comments

      What a surprise – if I hadn’t got up at 2:30 am and was killing time I might never have opened your link. Take out the carpet (hopefully all the floors are as beautiful as the wood example in one picture), take out the window treatments and things installed for what looks like someone with some physical problems. Tone down the white outside with period colors, tidy and clean and this would be stunning. PLUS “Metropolis, Illinois, where heroes and history meet on the shores of the majestic Ohio River. This All-American town has been a must visit destination for Superman fans…”

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Now THIS is a time-capsule. Truly unchanged, not re-created. I’m in awe that places like this still exist and I hope hope hope someone who appreciates it buys it.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      There are people out there who are WILD for pink baths and kitchens. That kitchen is SO rare; they would go NUTS for it. I’m going to clip and post it for them since odds are the poor thing is doomed. TY!

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Ackkk I love that kitchen! Don’t see that often at all, bathrooms yes, but entire kitchens! Neat-o.

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

    Happy Friday! Here are some of my 20th century finds. Lots of original details in today’s batch.

    1. A 1947 North Carolina Colonial (maybe Tudor?) with a very cool stairway that includes a bookcase in an unusual, but pleasing way. I can imagine that once loaded with books, this makes a decorative and useful feature. I mean, if you need a bookcase and you live in a small house where wall space is precious, why not utilize a wall that normally goes to waste?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4200-W-Old-Us-Hwy-421-Hamptonville-NC-27020/2093685305_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. If symmetry is your thing, check out this 1947 Georgia “Southern Gentleman’s Estate”. I’d peel off the vinyl siding, first thing. The derelict swimming pool adds a mysterious air to the place.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2230-Elberton-Hwy-Lincolnton-GA-30817/2091244300_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. Knotty Pine kitchen-lovers rejoice! This 1954 Monterrey Colonial in Georgia is slightly time capsule-ish, with original bathrooms and kitchens. The house has obviously been loved, because it almost looks new.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1379-Augusta-Rd-Thomson-GA-30824/67471715_zpid/?fullpage=true

    4. This 1934 Colonial Revival in Georgia is this week’s sadder case. Someone please rescue this old girl! She’s set far back from the road, for privacy-lovers.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/914-Elbert-St-Elberton-GA-30635/232808599_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  15. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 457 comments

    Hello,
    Limerick is a lovely Maine town, very Maine-ish. It’s in York County, the bottom of Maine, so there is easy access from northern Boston for a commercial use for this house. It is far more impressive in real life:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/43-Main-St_Limerick_ME_04048_M38809-15557#photo0

    So many historic homes in big cities are the victims of brutally fashionable renovations, so this was a nice discovery:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/30587417_zpid/40.703871,-73.917389,40.634603,-74.032059_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

    Another home on the same model:
    https://www.brownstoner.com/listing/TERRAHOLDINGS-18102637/604-2nd-st-6bd-3-5ba-3-500-000-park-slope/

    I love this house. The Donaldson Mansion in Minneapolis. I usually prefer earlier homes, but I could be very happy here:
    https://hookedonhouses.net/2016/03/23/the-beautifully-restored-historic-donaldson-mansion-minneapolis/

    Finally, there is this sad story:
    https://www.6sqft.com/crown-heights-oldest-house-debuts-as-a-condo-conversion-with-two-units-each-priced-over-2m/?utm_source=6sqft+Daily+List&utm_campaign=fb9dd519c0-Daily_776&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ac79eda340-fb9dd519c0-262646041

    Thanks for all the wonderful homes today.
    Gregory

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    • Cathy F. says: 2187 comments

      Those still-whole Brooklyn Brownstones are wonderful, and in a great neighborhood, to boot!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      All interesting. Thanks’ GK

      I’ll take the Mainer with the great murals, excellent barn, and amazing ball room on 3. That’s a real survivor! Sweet.

  16. SandyF says: 130 comments

    Here is what you get in Pasadena CA these days. There is not much on the market ( unless you have over $2M to spend)
    An empty shell of what was once a Craftsman.
    https://www.redfin.com/CA/Pasadena/489-N-Michigan-Ave-91106/home/7198795
    A second Craftsman-Brett Waterman’s next project that will probably be featured on ‘Restored”. A cute restoration project. Redland is a sweet city, mountains, Palm Springs close…
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Redlands-CA/pmf,pf_pt/2090597070_zpid/40524_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/34.131557,-117.034951,33.973972,-117.266694_rect/11_zm/?

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    • Carolyn says: 297 comments

      I wonder if they kept any of the woodwork or fixtures to re-install in the Pasadena house.

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      • Hoyt Clagwell says: 235 comments

        I’m guessing there were neither woodwork nor fixtures to keep at this point. It’s clear from the remnants that the house had already been gutted to the studs once before, and had been finished with cheapo drywall, vinyl windows, etc. at the time.

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    • Rachel says: 108 comments

      it’s kind of a miracle that the clinker brink exterior survived on the pasadena house.

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    • Rachel says: 108 comments

      the redlands bungalow is a real charmer. i love the planters that are built-in to the brick/river rock porch.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I would rather see that shell of a Craftsman than one that’s already been HGTV’d. Love the his/her toilets . . .

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    • SharonSharon says: 605 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      Double toilets made me giggle and reminded me of the double-holed outhouse at Aunt Fern’s and Uncle Freddie’s farm. I guess safety in “numbers.”

  17. Grant Freeman says: 879 comments

    This is one of my favorite Saint Charles Avenue mansions in New Orleans. A sort of hybrid Greek/Colonial Revival that’s mostly intact, including two Tiffany tile fireplaces.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5603-St-Charles-Pl_New-Orleans_LA_70124_M72982-04337?view=qv

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  18. cheryl says: 174 comments

    howdy all! have a few to share:
    original part in 1743 additions in 1814. So much beauty and lovingly lived in
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/131-Game-Farm-Rd_Schwenksville_PA_19473_M38123-04617#photo2
    pretty Victorian with lots of original craftmanship still in there
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/311-N-7th-St_Hiawatha_KS_66434_M79162-29455#photo0
    love this old farmhouse with 5 acres
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/124-Brinkley-Rd_Shady-Valley_TN_37688_M76920-14556#photo34
    this little old beauty just seems to need a little spiffing up, it’s from 1857 and is on a cute brick street
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/702-Walnut-St_Valley-Falls_KS_66088_M84471-34898#photo0
    finally found this cutie which seems an amazing bargain
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Vinita-OK/pmf,pf_pt/86004558_zpid/49956_rid/pricea_sort/36.682875,-95.07886,36.5921,-95.226489_rect/12_zm/
    have a great weekend!

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  19. John says: 782 comments

    This has been on the market since 2011 so it may have been on here. Great price for NY https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/altmar/26-church-st-altmar-ny-13302–1150309722

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  20. John says: 782 comments

    I do not know what to call it but I’ve decided I love it 🙂 https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/elka-park/177-hill-rd-elka-park-ny-12427–2196846623

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    • Gregory K. Hubbard says: 457 comments

      Thanks for finding it – what a wonderful and unexpected design.

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    • Joe says: 748 comments

      I can’t tell you what it is, but the dog looks like a Cocker Spaniel! Your post inspired me to look at other houses in Elka Park. I found it to be a beautiful community to which one can escape the hustle and bustle of real life. This one’s price is in the nosebleed section for me. Although it is not my style, it is interesting. Toscanini lived on this 26 acre retreat at one point. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/441-Clum-Hill-Rd-Elka-Park-NY-12427/30503800_zpid/

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      • It is! That’s the dog I had growing up – could be the same one except we lost ours about 15 years ago. He lived to be 17, though, and I miss him terribly.

        Thanks for the link! I love the backyard and the way the house looks like a Greek Temple next to the swimming pool.

    • Kyle says: 6 comments

      Craftchaleanate?

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    • Grant Freeman says: 879 comments

      Who knew rustic Victorian was a thing…a thing I like very much!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Well the agent certainly has a V E R Y fancy way of describing the place, (heheheh); but probably a more appropriate description would be to call it a classic, Victorian eclectic, Catskill, summer lodge. Too bad we’re just getting a peek because I’ll bet there’s lots more to see. So great! Love these! TY

    • Gretchen says: 2 comments

      Love This!!! What a brilliant find–and with a price that doesn’t make it completely unthinkable–Thanks for sharing!!!

    • zoomey says: 523 comments

      I want this house! I could not find it on the realtor’s website, so I kept looking and one website (can’t remember which one) said it’s under contract! 🙁

      There are a few more photos on other websites.

      I love love love the pantry cabinets, the kitchen sink, the old sinks in the bedrooms, the beadboard walls and ceilings and the fireplace. It looks like the perfect summer cottage!

      It appears that you buy the house, but not the land it sits on, which is owned by the association. That might be the reason it hasn’t sold, until now!

    • Cathy F. says: 8 comments

      I’m not into rustic, but… love the exterior of this house. And great landscape pics of the area!

      • John says: 782 comments

        I hope the person this one falls in love with the interior as well as the exterior. It would break my heart if a couple of years from now I saw the listing and they painted over or removed the wood. To me that gives this house the charm. The view doesn’t hurt either !!!

    • Grant Freeman says: 879 comments

      What a perfect getaway from the rest of the world! Would have liked to see the original 1902 kitchen and baths, but one can’t have everything.

    • natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Gorgeous exterior! I really like some of the interior, but not the rest. Nice property too.

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

    All of this for this price? It even includes a clock tower! What gives?
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4-Drake-Ln_Elkhart_IL_62634_M73684-09338?view=qv#photo24

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    • Michael Mackin says: 2665 comments

      Actually a water tower but what a find! Great find Steven!

    • JKleeb says: 294 comments

      Now that’s my idea of a farm house! I love the apparent quality of everything. I don’t get excited over kitchens but I love this one and glad they kept the old stove.

    • Dr. Peterson says: 95 comments

      Clearly the square footage (3,000 as listed) is off by a factor of about 3.

    • Cathy F. says: 2187 comments

      Very cool place! The gouse & its grounds. Huge screened porch, lovely rooms… Good question, re: the asking price. Hmmm…

    • Grant Freeman says: 879 comments

      It’s as if someone dropped a Kennedy compound in the middle of Illinois, great find!

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        About right GF. The family were on that property for generations and owned vast tracts of land. The auction of items and effects was last summer, and hordes of people attended to take away a piece of it. Somewhere on that larger property is one of the VERY few remaining examples of a major, Pre-Columbian Indian trail which, I believe, stretched into Southern Illinois, and then all the way to Chicago.

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      The only thing I can conclude is that this must be an economically challenged area. A home such as this in my area of Pennsylvania would easily be 2-3 times the price, and more if closer to Philadelphia. It is lovely.

    • Gretchen says: 2 comments

      The realtor must have missed a digit here—or maybe it’s one of those unbelievable but true listings connected to a divorce that you read about every blue moon i.e. the soon to be Ex-Husband’s prized Aston Martin for $500.00. Worth a call!!!

      • zoomey says: 523 comments

        I think it was a huge farm. With only 10 acres, who knows what’s going to happen to the surrounding area. A house like this needs at least 100 acres to go with it. Plus, it’s cold in Illinois, and heating a 10K square foot barn of a house is expensive. And who’s going to live there? There’s not much to do in that part of Illinois, I’m guessing. I looked at the map and it’s in the middle of nowhere, about 15 miles north of Springfield, the state capitol, which is a very small city. But the house is lovely. I’d love to own it and live in it if I were farming several thousand acres. For that price, it’s amazing.

  22. John says: 782 comments

    I wish they had a better picture of the front but very cute !! https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/stanley/4892-w-swamp-rd-stanley-ny-14561–2089290797

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Another nice cobblestone. Lovely property. The antique, masonry inset, iron oven set is SUPER RARE, and I’m glad to have a pic of it for my collection! TY

  23. EileenM says: 288 comments

    My mother grew up in a cobblestone house very similar to this one, except that the floor plan was flipped. I have always dreamed of buying one. When I was younger, I might have jumped at this one. I love it!

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  24. Joseph Johnson says: 42 comments

    I found two cool houses and I’d love to hear what y’all think?

    1 – This little house in Wabash, IN has the coolest built-in curved wooden bench.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/32-Stitt-St_Wabash_IN_46992_M46235-15736#photo0

    2 – And have you ever seen anything quite like this out in the middle of nowhere? It looks like it was just ordered out of the Sears catalog 20 years ago. 🙂 This is the place that time forgot.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4525-Highway-70-N_Eidson_TN_37731_M74203-35502#photo0

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      The first house has good bones with some unfortunate 80’s updates, but that second house, wow! This simple farmhouse might be my favorite on the link exchange this week, partly due to the beautiful property.

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      • Joseph Johnson says: 42 comments

        I knew I should’ve listed the 2nd house first. 🙂 And I agree…it’s the idyllic and peaceful country setting that sets this house apart from so many others. I would be seriously interested in it if I could just find a job within 50 miles of the place.

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        • Joseph Johnson says: 42 comments

          I just googled…Rogersville, TN is about 25 minutes away and Kingsport, TN is about 50 minutes away. I just love the way that house looks on that property though! They complement each other perfectly! I suppose I’m so used to seeing log cabins and such plain homes in these rural settings that when something like this comes along, it catches my attention and strikes my eyes.

    • natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Both are nice, but that second one is so sweet! I would love to go exploring around the property too… I have a thing for creeks, dams, rock walls, and such.

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      • Joseph Johnson says: 42 comments

        You’re right…the 2nd house is almost straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The property has a waterfall…and the creek runs right in front of the house…it’s almost perfect! And 10 wooded acres! Which means very little mowing! 🙂 If it stays on the market for a while, I might just drive by and take a look at it.

    • cheryl says: 174 comments

      Joseph that home in Edison is one of the coolest finds ever! Wish I could move in today! wow!

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      • Joseph Johnson says: 42 comments

        I agree Cheryl. When you combine the attractiveness of the exterior & interior of the house…the idyllic beauty of the property…the size of the property…all for $124,900…this is probably my favorite property of the month. It would be the perfect retirement spot…but if you need to work, I have no idea what you would do or where you would do it? You’d have to be self-employed or travel. But I love this house!

    • JimHJimH says: 5103 comments
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      I don’t think you’ll find the Eidson house in a Sears Home catalog. They also supplied materials for plans sent to them; possibly that’s where the Sears connection comes in. Cool house!

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      • Joseph Johnson says: 42 comments

        Whoever buys this house, that would be fun to track that information down and find out what the Sears catalog connection is.

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

    Brandon Plantation, Spring Grove, Virginia. “Offered for just the third time since 1607, the 4,487-acre Brandon Plantation will go to auction on June 23rd” Said to be “substantially designed” by Thomas Jefferson.

    https://www.curbed.com/2013/5/10/10244980/virginia-manor-designed-by-thomas-jefferson-to-be-auctioned

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  26. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    The finest surviving Mansard-roofed Second Empire mansion remaining in Dover, Ohio, is about to be demolished: http://www.timesreporter.com/news/20180313/historic-house-to-be-torn-down-for-dover-high-school-project Yes, for a school PARKING lot!! The Buckeye State’s track record in saving endangered historic homes and buildings has been pretty dismal in recent years. In some communities, a fine Second Empire example like this one would be a cherished local landmark but not in Dover. The article mentions donations coming in to build a new School building but not a cent to save the historic home. Sad.

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  27. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    Who says old houses don’t appreciate in value faster than newer homes? This Park Slope Brownstone in Brooklyn https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/realestate/a-victorian-wonderland-in-park-slope.html?emc=edit_th_180318&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=164369900318 sold in 1966 for about $25,000- considered a premium price for the time. On the market now for $4,000,000. However, its long been the home of Clem Labine, founder and creator of the Old House Journal and several other traditional trades magazines. The interior is a temple to Victoriana with all of its delicious excesses. Let’s hope some clueless investor doesn’t buy it and rip out the interior for a classic Millennial makeover. Clem, now 81, is downsizing but staying in the neighborhood. Almost countless old houses have been restored and their restorers inspired thanks to Mr. Labine. He almost single-handedly started a movement that continues to reverberate even in these pages. Those of us who love old houses owe him our collective gratitude.

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    • Cindy Belanger says: 259 comments

      His brownstone is awesome, especially the stunning parlor. A lot of work went into that house, he deserves to get his money and then some out of it. Back in 1978 we bought our first house, built in 1891. The Old House Journal which was just a 6-8 page brochure booklet type publication was the only one of its kind that had articles on repairing and decorating Victorian houses. Thanks to Clem Lebine, we learned so much along the way. I wish him the best.

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      • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Cindy.
        Mr. Labine was among the first people who saw value in authentic to the period restorations of Victorian era homes. One of his guiding principles was “Do not destroy good old work”. This was at a time (early 1970’s) when the standard approach to rehabbing old houses was to gut and modernize them inside, cover up their exteriors with modern man-made materials, and otherwise transform them into soulless houses without character.

        Of course, some clueless folks still believe the best way to improve an old house is to make it look as modern as possible. (think HGTV’s Property Bros. and Love it or List it, as well as other similar shows) Some people still dislike old houses that feature period decor looking almost alien in their minds compared to familiar modern interiors. For the rest of us who cherish the flavor and style of the past, Clem Labine helped to show us the way.

        The Old House Journal that he started grew from humble beginnings. Early issues were as you noted thin brochure-like booklets made to fit into three ring binders for easy reference by hands-on homeowner-restorers of the time. Today, the long running restoration magazine has more of an advertising component but the familiar how-to articles are still useful. Someone posted here in the past that collections of the vintage Old House Journals are now available as “compendiums” in reprint.

        Restoration technology, like history itself, continues to change and improve, but the core principles of restoration expressed in the Old House Journal are timeless. I can only hope that Mr. Labine’s Park Slope Brownstone which inspired a movement will itself be preserved as a landmark house worthy in the future as a historic site rather than becoming some developer’s notion of a project house to be profitably rebuilt for a wealthy Millennial. We can hope as well that Mr. Labine has put in place deed restrictions and preservation covenants to prevent the destruction of his decades of hard work. I too wish him the best. Bet he has some interesting stories from the many years of him working in the restoration field.

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  28. Shelley Hoffman says: 19 comments

    First time posting. Ontario, Canada has some lovely homes to dream about. And this one is more of a working farm/business. Hope you enjoy a peek into wonderful Prince Edward County!

    https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/19179623/81-MORRISON-POINT-RD-Prince-Edward-County-Ontario-K0K2P0

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    • Gregory K. Hubbard says: 457 comments

      Sadly, the exterior brickwork has been ground out and repointed. I do not understand why people cannot see how much damage this does to the brickwork’s stability. You simply have to look at the wide mortar lines to realize that this treatment is ruining both the appearance and lifespan of the brickwork.

      • Michael Mackin says: 2665 comments

        It begs the question, mainly because I don’t know and would like to know. I have seen brick homes where the mortar is crumbling and the bricks are becoming loose. If grounding out and re-pointing is not the answer, how are old brick homes to be stabilized properly?

  29. ChrisICU says: 672 comments

    Cool MCM in Idaho – with one of the most unique views I’ve ever seen. The Snake River is beautiful in an eerie kind of way. But what a spectacular site!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2359-Pole-Line-Rd-E_Twin-Falls_ID_83301_M10913-67688
    The house is just down the street from one of Evel Kneival’s last jump attempts.
    https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/videos/evel-knievels-famous-snake-river-canyon-jump/27151?auto=true

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  30. john says: 782 comments

    I find this one very interesting….it even comes with its own castle although you can only catch glimpses of it in some pictures. https://www.trulia.com/p/nh/gilford/59-lockes-hill-rd-gilford-nh-03249–2003205928

  31. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Here’s a 1906 in Juneau, AK:

    https://zillow.com/homedetails/74505555_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6692 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cora, I’d say that’s the best looking possible 1st AK house I’ve yet seen: but I’ll bet it still wont take the ribbon. I’ve been watching up there and trying for that prize for years. Nearly every single vintage and antique house up there has been radically altered. Good luck though! 😉

  32. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1925. The Best. Views.

    Gustavus, AK: https://zillow.com/homedetails/2106260059_zpid/

  33. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1927. Cute little cottage.

    Seaside, OR: https://zillow.com/homedetails/86294624_zpid/

  34. TonimarTonimar says: 73 comments
    OHD Supporter

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/161-Holbrook-Ave_Danville_VA_24541_M62835-24572?view=qv.

    I don’t know if this beauty had been previously posted,but I was taken with all of the original stained glass and lighting. I even love the kitchen as is. Even the doorways took my breath away. I know it’s not inexpensive, but worth a look.

  35. Oklahoma Houses By MailOklahoma Houses By Mail says: 81 comments
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    Tulsa, OK

    Here’s a Gordon Van Tine 514 in Lawrence Kansas

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/907-W-6TH-St-Lawrence-KS-66044/74576538_zpid/

  36. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Auction listing, looks like a nice quiet spot but sounds like the home needs work.

    https://www.hubzu.com/property/9007091124789-416-Old-White-Horse-Pike-Waterford-Works-NJ-08089&srchBtnClk=1

  37. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1951. Be sure to look at all the photos, peeps. You do NOT want to miss the crocheted ceiling. And… EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE IS INCLUDED. Super amazing stuff.

    Highland Park, MI:
    https://zillow.com/homedetails/88441972_zpid/

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      This was shared, was it this post or last weeks? But I didn’t really look too close at everything. Now that I have, take out the decor and this is a pretty freaking cool house! The owner that did the crochet ceiling, I’d want to hang out with her! That might be one of the uniquely coolest things I’ve ever seen.

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  38. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 457 comments

    Hello. I think this Italianate Villa is spectacular. Wonderful and rare surviving detailing. It is also very endangered. Somehow, I have a difficult time understanding why anyone would pull down a fine house for a library extension. There must be another option…..

    https://circaoldhouses.com/property/aram-public-library-expansion/

    Perhaps you could feature it to increase the odds for its survival.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11871 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That’s not a site I would or could pull from.

      • Gregory K. Hubbard says: 457 comments

        Sorry about that. Perhaps I can find a different listing for the house.

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 937 comments
          Admin

          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Not sure it’s listed with an agent.

          • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

            I looked on the City of Delavan website and couldn’t find any mention of it. I googled and couldn’t find any local media coverage either. Delavan has a wealth of Old Houses but like some other Midwestern cities that I had long believed had a strong historic preservation culture, things have apparently changed in the past couple of decades. (Quincy, IL, and Wheaton, IL come to mind) I think its a generational thing. Historic preservation seems to have reached a peak in the public consciousness in the 1980’s even becoming “trendy” for a while among Baby Boomers, but Gen X’ers, Y’ers, Millennials, appear to largely be ignorant and uncaring about saving our architectural heritage. There are exceptions of course, but the numbers are definitely smaller. Then again, Boomers were the last generation not saddled with heavy student debt and more of them could afford to become homeowners than following generations. That said, the number of Old House themed sites seems to be increasing so maybe a hopeful new trend is underway. As for the Delavan Italianate, its a high style formal example of the popular Victorian style. I hope it gets saved.

        • Gregory K. Hubbard says: 457 comments

          Perhaps this will work. I cannot find the great interior photographs I have seen.
          but it is a handsome house. Apparently it was purchased, according to sources I’d rather not mention, as a site for library expansion. Now I am wondering what is accurate…..

          https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/116-S-5TH-St-Delavan-WI-53115/40766722_zpid/

          • John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

            “Library expansion” when old houses are involved usually mean a parking lot. A grand early cube form Italianate from the 1860’s also threatened by Library expansion in Medina, OH, was narrowly rescued by Californian Jim Siegel around 2000. He cut the house into parts, loaded it onto 17 flat bed trailers and took the next several years piecing the parts back together in a Coastal Redwood forest near Forestville, CA near the Russian River. Cost over a million dollars but Mr. Siegel said it was the right thing to do. He went on to design and construct a Second Empire style carriage house/garage as the finishing touch. People in the old industrial Midwestern states do know what they have, it seems.

  39. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 457 comments

    There was a similar incident in Biddeford, Maine. A proposed historic district was composed of a few spectacular homes, with a large number of handsome secondary homes. The local HUD officials wanted to stuff a ‘senior living’ housing development into an adjacent location. This proposal meant that a major mansion by an important and talented Victorian era architect was to be destroyed for an exit driveway and adjacent clump of flowers and trees.

    Because federal funds were involved, and the threatened building was easily of National Register quality, that should have been the end of it. However, the lady in charge of the project enticed the Old House Journal into listing the house as endangered. It was so handsome, a salvager bought the home, dismantled it, and moved it to a nice costal lot. This allowed the federally financed HUD project to go forward, because there was no longer a National Register quality property in the way.

    Other owners of adjacent properties had been looking to the restoration of that home to lead the way. The district now has a big hole, and a silly, pointless flowerbed.

    The final point came when at a state-wide preservation conference, the local HUD officials denied anything of the sort had happened with a few snide remarks. I wonder, how often the ‘free homes’ offered are available for similar reasons.

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