April 20, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9338 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    “If you don’t believe it, come and see…” LOL

    No idea the exact location of today’s old house photo. I looked for Ella in Franklin Grove, Illinois around this time period but could not say any of the Ella’s I found would be one of the ladies in the photo. Maybe someone will recognize the home, if it still stands.

    I’ll be posting homes today and scheduling for this weekend. There was a problem with my 3 day newsletter not sending out yesterday like it was suppose to. If newsletter services weren’t so expensive, I’d switch to a more liable one. If you are signed up for the 3 day, just check the site to see if you’ve missed any. The newsletter developer is suppose to look into it later today, hopefully the next 3 day will send.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I looked around extensively in streetview in the village of Franklin Grove but couldn’t find this house. I did find one early home (1861) https://goo.gl/maps/euFETiq5Lh32 with several vacant lots in the general area. A prominent commercial building has an 1868 construction date on it and another period stone building houses the headquarters of the Lincoln Hwy. association and museum. There’s still a possibility this was (or still is) a farmhouse just outside city boundaries but most likely it was lost sometime in the past. Some local seniors might know where this house once stood or family members mentioned in the postcard.

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  2. ddbacker says: 341 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    Here is an interesting Frankenstein. This is new construction but the owner had barn wood from her childhood family farm painstakingly salvaged, prepped, and incorporated prominently in the interior of her new home. Very cool! http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article208863044.html

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  3. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 367 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Today’s old house has great cresting on the roof and appears to have once had shutters on all the windows (you can still see the shutter hinges on the jambs). I’m surprised they were taken off so long ago.

    The following house is back on the market (I tried to find it on the site but couldn’t, my apologies if it has already been shared or posted):

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/2101-Sheridan-Blvd,-Lincoln,-NE_rb/

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  4. Matt Z says: 81 comments
    1893 Shingle Style
    Mamakating Park, NY

    This one popped up in my Zillow search yesterday and I had to share!
    Beautiful intact 1900’s Victorian/Arts and Crafts home.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/57-Rudd-Pond-Rd-Millerton-NY-12546/30118719_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  5. Amosko says: 5 comments

    Here are two lovely homes from my hometown, Perth Amboy, NJ. It’s an old colonial era town that was extremely prosperous for most of its existence (until about the 1970s), but, now it’s steadily rebounding and doing well! The first house is probably one of the most coveted in town– unparalleled views of the bay and so quaint from the outside, that you just want to live there. Have a great day!

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Perth-Amboy-NJ/house,townhouse_type/39133100_zpid/47071_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.508864,-74.258191,40.4963,-74.276215_rect/15_zm/0_mmm/

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Perth-Amboy-NJ/house,townhouse_type/39134062_zpid/47071_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.51123,-74.258298,40.498667,-74.276322_rect/15_zm/0_mmm/

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      I’m nuts for the first one! That’s just amazing, with the views and the two kitchens, neither of which I’d even update, I like them the way they are.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 168 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      I bet the original interior was lovely – too bad…

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  6. SharonSharon says: 271 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    So much to love in this 1911 St. Louis home: leaded and stained glass, glowing woodwork (“cherry art nouveau staircase leading to stunning stained glass window”), original light fixtures, mesmerizing dining room with high paneling and stout built-in and moody mural, solarium, origin wooden kitchen wall-unit fridge, and the most wunderbar beer cellar with German murals–just to name a few things. Masterful job on the bathroom renovation. I can’t stop looking!

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Saint-Louis-MO/2938404_zpid/6891_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/38.796908,-90.008927,38.508952,-90.477906_rect/10_zm/

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9338 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Registered OHD Supporters can view the 2011 photos:
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2011/06/30/1911-st-louis-mo-2/

      (Not everyone will be able to see that link, only logged in OHD Supporters.)

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      I’m glad you posted it because the new photos show all that’s been done. That being said, I much prefer the pre-reno house. But I’m weird like that.

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      • TGrantTGrant says: 459 comments
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        New Orleans, LA

        Totally agree with you Bethany. Such a shame to lose those gorgeous built-ins in the front parlor. And the original kitchen sinks and shower/bath combo.

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9338 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          I didn’t even notice that. I wondered why they took them out? I like what they did with the dining room, they really did a nice job with it.

          • SueSue says: 175 comments
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            1802 Cape
            ME

            I was thinking the same thing. They got rid of some incredible original features. Still a fabulous and huge home.

    • Linda R says: 231 comments

      so much nicer inside than the exterior. Dining room is vundebar! That is among the most spectacular newell post lights ever; marble bath with stained glass windows-YUM.

    • kmmoore says: 263 comments
      Weatherford , TX

      Beyond gorgeous!

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    • JimHJimH says: 3740 comments
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      They actually did a nice job there, but they just had to update the kitchen and baths. Glad they kept what they did though, and they stripped paint and cleaned up the formal areas beautifully. A-

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The rathskeller is A M A Z I N G. I agree: A- on the job overall. My .5 point deduction is for the goofy faux half timbering on the dormer. A nice dark brown shingle would have worked much better; and taken less work as well.

      Amazing photography in the listing too.

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    • Scott Cunningham says: 368 comments

      Love the Bierkeller!!!

  7. 67drake67drake says: 161 comments
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    Racine County, WI

    Needs work, but I love this. Wish there were more interior shots. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/504-Liberty-St-Mineral-Point-WI-53565/90122995_zpid/

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    • ChrisICU says: 504 comments

      Very nice project house. Great bones and you don’t have to fix someone else’s work. Nice find.

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  8. CharlesB says: 365 comments

    A few finds:

    A 1795 brick gambrel in an urban setting (New London, CT):

    http://www.historichomesinct.com/details.php?mls=170067073

    An 1830 Federal in a small town in the Mohawk Valley (Dolgeville, NY):

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10-Van-Buren-St_Dolgeville_NY_13329_M39718-89153?view=qv

    …And a Charles Addams-style brick beauty in a bigger Mohawk Valley town (Canajoharie, NY):

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/128-Cliff-St_Canajoharie_NY_13317_M47535-33492?view=qv

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      A shame that only one photo is available of the Canajoharie, NY Second Empire style house. It may or may not have an interesting period interior. Sellers of old houses often believe if their house hasn’t been updated and modernized then most buyers wouldn’t be interested in photos of the interior. Of course, for old house enthusiasts, a well preserved period interior may be of far greater interest than a harshly remodeled and modernized interior. I would advise the sellers to post a few interior shots of historic details provided they remain, The exterior looks fairly well preserved. In streetview, just down the street is a nicely towered Second Empire/Italianate with a weathered looking exterior just barely visible. Cliff Street looks interesting, overall.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        The exterior is gorgeous. Hope some pix show up!

    • Jennifer HT says: 797 comments
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      Anthem, AZ

      I really like the last one.

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    • Joe says: 536 comments

      1940?, only if it was built from the parts of a much older house.

    • JimHJimH says: 3740 comments
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      Nance, the Franklin Ave house is the B.F. Rogers house from about 1880, called the only Gothic Revival house in Concord in the NRHP info, a late example with Queen Anne form as you say.
      http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/nr/CA0611.pdf

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      You’re right Nance, Franlin Ave Concord does have nice floors; but how about that laundry room! Heheheh. build yourself a nice cozy fire to relax while you pair socks. Great sink too! It probably got moved in there when the current kitchen, (which the agent chose not to show), was done. Lucky it’s there to be moved back to the kitchen if the new owner’s smart. Nice!

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Oh the Second Empire in Ohio is calling out to me. She’s still got a lot to work with and it’s my absolute favorite style. Just yummy.

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    • Joe says: 536 comments

      The Fremont Ohio house has so many drapes that I can’t see what the window trim looks like. Although it looks like a lot of work, it could be a real gem if it was properly restored. The Gothic mansion is great. All of that ornate woodwork would not have been made of low end wood. It is crying out to have the paint removed.

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    • JimHJimH says: 3740 comments
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      Venetian Gothic they call it in Oxford. Whatever, it’s an awesome house!

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        And “Venetian Gothic” it is, because of the distinctive window hoods which were popularized by English artist/architect John Ruskin. There’s an informal description of this sub-style of Gothic Revival called “Ruskinian Gothic” and most examples were executed in stone and/or masonry. This Oxford, NY, house, undoubtedly architect designed, is a hybrid of stylistic details (Italianate) combined with a “towered Villa” form that points to an 1870’s origin as the Venetian Gothic was short lived in popularity, When executed in brick, polychrome patterns of light and darker colored bricks are often found leading to a characteristic pattern often derisively called “Streaky Bacon”. No such discrepancies in this house, though. Full restored in period colors, this house would be a knockout.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      My God – $80K for the palace in Fremont OH! The brand new-ish high eficiency boiler is worth 1/4 of that. Unbelievable. I would kill to take on that amazing property!

      The Gothic-ish tower house is also amazing. Because if you’re the agent, how are you NOT going to climb up into the tower just for fun?! Heheheh.

      The vaulted ceiling in Bay shore is not old, but it sure looks great!

      Thanks’ Jennifer!

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  9. ChrisICU says: 504 comments

    Some cool options from hot Southwest

    Spanish traditional that looks like time stood still. If it were mine i would do minimal updates. Oh the terrazzo! The bathrooms!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4848-E-Thomas-Rd-Phoenix-AZ-85018/2092187240_zpid/

    If there ever was a FLW lookalike this would be it. Hope the custom furniture forever stays with the house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/36401-N-Six-Gun-Pl-Carefree-AZ-85377/8038917_zpid/

    For the price of a studio in Brooklyn you can buy an entire school. Very cool details and I love the indoor running track!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/450-S-Hill-St-Globe-AZ-85501/2092172142_zpid/

    The gardens are just as lovely as the soft MCM house https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3410-E-Via-Golondrina-Tucson-AZ-85716/8507586_zpid/

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  10. tintern says: 2 comments
    1917 Not very stylish
    Worcester, MA

    6000 sq. ft. Victorian in Holyoke, MA. Really love the dark circular woodwork in particular, as well as the surprise pool/grotto:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/181-Linden-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M39473-16620#

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Great house. Insane carriage mansion! WANT! Thank you for posting.

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    • Anne M. says: 494 comments

      Darn! I had that one saved to post today. Not quick enough I guess! Beautiful house.

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  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Two old favorites which used to be on OHD return to the market after a couple of years.

    House #1
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/506-High-St-Middletown-IN-47356/99150669_zpid/?fullpage=true

    House #2
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/121-W-Front-St-Delphi-IN-46923/85131061_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • FergusFergus says: 272 comments
      1420 Perpendicular Gothic

      That home in Delphi has just the kind of red-brick Italianate facade that I’ve been craving recently. It’s so elegant and handsome without being too ostentatious.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 367 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      The house in Delphi turned out surprisingly well! I remember when it was last on the market – it was something of a mess. Glad to see that whoever renovated it did so with a conscience!

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    • Anne M. says: 494 comments

      Those are great houses, Rosewater! Love the dining room ceiling and light fixture in the patriotic bedroom in House #1, and just about every single thing in House #2.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        The Middletown Queen Anne should have sold some time ago as a previous owner lavished TLC on it and it appeared to be move in ready. Maybe its the location? Doesn’t seem too far away from Indianapolis. (only 44.6 miles by the shortest route)
        As for the Delphi house, I too recall it was in sad shape so someone put a ton of labor into bringing it back. Delphi is a human scaled small community where you can walk around and look at an open air architectural museum. There’s even a prominent George Barber design near downtown. I found Delphi to be thoroughly charming at least from an old house lover’s perspective. There was a lot of road work going on in the town during our visit a couple of years ago.

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  12. FergusFergus says: 272 comments
    1420 Perpendicular Gothic

    I’ve been sitting on this selection of homes for well over a month, I’ve gotten so behind on all your wonderful and numerous posts Kelly that I simply haven’t had the time or motivation to sort some UK listings out. I was over 20 pages of posts behind the other week, but now I’m relatively caught up and so whilst I remember them and have the time to share them here they are:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54441728.html
    Clarghyl Hall, Alston, Cumbria
    Dating back to the 1590s, this impressive Tudor mansion boasts a variety of features from all across the centuries it has witnessed. It also has some impressive gardens and views, as well as an Estate Manager’s house built in 1749.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64073521.html
    Manor Farm, Little Thurlow, Suffolk
    A converted threshing barn from the 1600s, this property offers a lot of the charms one would expect from a barn conversion. This one even has the added beauty of a thatched roof and landscaped gardens.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63908359.html
    Strawberry Hole Farm, Northiam, East Sussex
    An enchanting medieval Wealden Hall style house dating back to the 1400s. If crooked timber buildings is your cup of tea then this place will take your breath away, as it did mine. All that unpainted woodwork inside oozes the character that is so prominent outside. This place is definitely one of my all-time favourites.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51363534.html
    Hobbs Farm, Rustington, West Sussex
    Built in 1690, this ‘brick and flint’ house is an archetypal village home, complete with old walled gardens, outbuildings and vines accentuating the house’s facade. Internally it feels a little sterile as it has been recently renovated, but having said that, clearly a lot of effort has gone in to preserving the period features of the property. It still boasts lots of fireplaces, bread oven, copper, and some wonderful Georgian doors. So I’d maybe look at getting rid of what looks to be laminate flooring and redoing the first room shown in the listing pictures.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71422124.html
    Red Court, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
    Designed by Osborne Moorhouse Thorp and built by William Johnson, a local lace manufacturer, in 1910. This Tudor Revival/Arts and Crafts style house makes its presence known on the street with its distinctive facade. The unusual shape of the property’s exterior makes for a very interesting internal layout. As well as having a galleried dinning room, the home boast other goodies such as oak and mahogany panelling, multiple balconies, pargetting and some fabulous tiled bathrooms. It is truly a marvellous and eccentric home.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59539057.html
    Pale Manor, Great Malvern, Worcestershire
    If you’re looking for an example of ‘Black and White’ Tudor architecture, then this quirky Gothic example might be of interest. While certain aspects of the interior might not be to everyone’s tastes, it would have been nice to see more pictures of that gorgeous grand staircase, the gardens and surrounding landscape is certainly very enchanting.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63908068.html
    Bildeston House, Bildeston, Suffolk
    A fabulous Regency style home dating from the early 1800s. The rendered facade is rather interesting with the way it vaguely references Walpole’s Strawberry Hill with its arched windows and slighty Gothic styling, but then the archetypal pink rendering proudly lets you know that you’re in Suffolk. Internally the home is very well presented and maintained, although I particularly like the Regency style veranda and rose arches outside.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61671817.html
    Cordova, Cooden, East Sussex
    No one expects the Spanish Revival. This rare example was built in the mid 1930s and even featured in Ideal Home Magazine in 1939. Internally it doesn’t quite live up to the standards of its American counterparts, but it doesn’t need to with the views and proximity to the beach it has on offer. The Moorish tiles in the entrance hall certainly add to this place’s flare though.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69121640.html
    Glatting Farmhouse, Sutton, West Sussex.
    Dating back to the 1400s, this ‘Tile Over Brick’ farmhouse offers a great opportunity for restoration in its current neglected state. While we don’t get to see much of the interior, we do get to see the array of glorious barns and outbuildings that are also vying desperately for some t.l.c.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49862397.html
    Ecclesden Manor, Angmering, West Sussex
    Originating in 1324, the manor was rebuilt in the 1400s and again in 1634 to create the present formation. It’s rambling mass of gables sits pleasantly amongst the beautifully landscaped gardens. Internally the home has been renovated in a very respectful way, although I’d question the tastes that went into creating that dining room, it’s certainly not my cup of tea, but that grand staircase in the entrance hall certainly is.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9338 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Fergus! I am crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to start posting more non-US homes. You and Noelle find the best ones!

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      • FergusFergus says: 272 comments
        1420 Perpendicular Gothic

        Where on earth do you find the motivation to post so many homes so quickly?!?!
        I only have to blink and then you’ve posted a dozen new homes for me to admire. And the way that you’ve been posting places with gorgeous gardens too means that I have to spend even longer drooling over each post. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day! 😛

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    • ddbacker says: 341 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Thanks for the posts, Fergus. I always enjoy looking at some REALLY old houses. It’s fun to dream. Remember, my fellow Americans, you need to multiply those pounds sterling by about one and a half to covert to greenbacks. Sigh…

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Strawberry Hole was a real treat. TY

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    • FergusFergus says: 272 comments
      1420 Perpendicular Gothic

      http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58873489.html
      Steps Farm, Clifton-on-Teme, Worcestershire
      Looking to date from the 17th/18th century, this quaint brick home offers fabulous views of the Teme Valley. Internally the home is well-maintained and presented, although it may benefit from some updates to the bathroom.

      http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72712454.html
      The Fonmon Estate, Vale of Glamorgan
      Originally built in the 12th century as a Norman Castle, not only does the estate come with a ‘Georgianised’ castle, but its 947 acres also contain 8 houses and a limestone quarry and a cement factory.

      http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64051279.html
      The Glenthorne Estate, Countisbury, Devon
      With its origins in 1794, this Gothic home will take your breath away with it’s fairytale facade, landscaped gardens and coastal setting feeling like something out of a Daphne du Maurier novel. And that’s to speak nothing of its wonderfully furnished interior. The estate also contains Home Farm, a literary museum with self-contained accommodation of its own. Even if the interior needed work I’d buy it just for its gardens and coastal views.

      http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64929922.html
      Lottisham Manor, Lottisham, Somerset
      Dating back to the 15th century, this manorial home comes with beautiful gardens, a tennis court, outbuildings, and some gorgeous interior woodwork. It’s another home where I’d be tempted to buy it just for its exterior and gardens.

      http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64377088.html
      The Old Rectory, North Cheriton, Somerset
      Looking to date back to the 17th/18th century, this former Rectory has a beautiful interior and beautiful gardens too. You could move straight in and enjoy it for the wonderful home it is.

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      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1674 comments
        1920 Colonial Revival
        Upstate/Central , NY

        The middle/3rd house is my favorite of this batch.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        All interesting. Lottisham is exquisite! TY

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 475 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        This is not of the curated quality that Fergus provides, but I thought I would share this Welsh property for those of us who can’t dream in the millions. It’s a country estate which has been converted into apartments, but it retains the beautiful grounds and views of the Brecon National Park (in Wales). Add in the shared amenities of a pool, orangerie, etc. and this could be a place to indulge your Downton Abbey fantasies without having to hire staff. If nothing else, Hyancinth Bucket would approve. I visited here last month, with my sister in law, whose great grandfather used to live and work here (as the farrier in the still-existing stable block) before he emigrated to Pennsylvania. It was very neat to see where he lived and worked, and to see this lovely property too.
        The larger part of the estate grounds are now a very nice golf course, with friendly duffers who invited us in for drinks and cheer in the clubhouse.
        (Cradoc Golf Club). http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?locationIdentifier=REGION%5E205&radius=5.0&propertyTypes=flat&primaryDisplayPropertyType=flats&includeSSTC=false

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 475 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        When we win Powerball, we’re moving to the Glenthorne Estate. Furniture included, please. Thanks for all your shares, Fergus.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1674 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      So much charm in various guises!

    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Welcome back, Fergus, we’ve been missing your UK posts!

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    • Randy C says: 383 comments

      Fergus, I too like the Strawberry Hole Farm house. From the outside it appears to be glued together matchsticks, but so elegant and pretty inside. I was pleasantly surprised. You really do have nice gardens over there too! That makes me jealous. Thanks for sharing a few “across the pond”.

  13. Mike says: 52 comments

    Someone buy this MCM delight near Milwaukee so that I don’t have to!
    https://www.shorewest.com/homes/1575662_METRO-9449_N_Regent_Ct-Bayside-WI-53217-1363#.Wto52ojwbic

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  14. MaryS says: 17 comments

    This is a very find in Nevada City, most of the Miner Shacks have been re-muddled so badly that you would think that it’s a new home. I was told by a oldtimer that they use to store dynamite in the cellar for the Empire Mine.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Nevada-City-CA/house_type/19425888_zpid/46697_rid/1-_beds/0-1900_built/pricea_sort/39.649054,-120.202103,39.078908,-121.542435_rect/9_zm/

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 367 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      GASP! This is one of the best finds I’ve seen in a long time – thanks for sharing! Nevada City would do well to preserve it as piece of its heritage rather than let some flipper do an HGTV number on it. It’s rough, but very authentic! LOVE!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Love the tree growing out of the foundation. Oy.

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Well the poor dear certainly needs a lot of love, but I too hope a sympathetic restoration-minded person buys it and not a flipper.

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    • Randy C says: 383 comments

      Unbelievable, even this one has a piano. I’m starting to feel under-priveledged. Almost all old homes posted have pianos either left behind or currently as part of the decor. I’ve always wanted one……

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  15. linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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    1900 Prairie
    Washington Court House, OH

    This is my first time posting, so I hope do this right 😬 We have many lovely homes in our town but they rarely come up for sale. I always thought this one was really impressive when I drive by. There’s a lot to love here. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/317-Cherry-St_Wshngtn-Ct-HS_OH_43160_M43278-51721

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      I love the transoms over the doors. Very light and airy.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Washington Courthouse has some real architectural gems. During a quick drive-through a few years ago, I really wanted to explore the town more thoroughly but we had to be in Hillsboro at a set time and couldn’t spend time looking at Washington Courthouse’s gems. I did snap a quick photo of the Lafayette County historical musuem, itself a fine old mansion: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15527904116/in/album-72157648388582029/ Thanks for sharing the nice Italianate. My only minor complaint concerns the extensive use of white everywhere but that is very popular these days in contemporary homes.

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        • linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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          1900 Prairie
          Washington Court House, OH

          I thought it was worth a share, but I also totally agree with your comment about the woodwork. The more rural areas here in Fayette county have some wonderful homes too. We actually moved here a short time ago from Columbus because we found a beautiful home with untouched woodwork:) and we wanted to enjoy the small town lifestyle. We’re planning on visiting the museum soon to learn more about our new town. Rumor has it, the wallpaper is worth the trip alone.

  16. linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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    1900 Prairie
    Washington Court House, OH

    Another Ohio find. I chose to share this one because the interior doors were so interesting. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7-Westmoor-Dr_London_OH_43140_M44652-09185#photo0

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      This relatively plain looking house on the outside is rich in gorgeous wood on the inside!

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Extraordinarily fine millwork in the London, OH house. I suspect the original owner or builder either owned or had a close connection to a local millwork business. These paneled doors and the coffered ceiling patterns are very uncommon. I bet the exterior was once just as ornate but was probably toned down in a later remodel. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. selenabird says: 13 comments

    I don’t know if I love the interiors of this one, but I drive by it often and it is a beautiful sight to behold.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Woodland-CA/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/16511291_zpid/48569_rid/1-_beds/0-1900_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/38.986901,-121.453171,38.467837,-122.185135_rect/10_zm/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Well – – – that certainly is something to see. I’m the last one to fault them for going WAY over the top there. Go big or go home. It certainly is decadent from top to bottom; cohesively exhuberant. Surprisingly the only thing I find garish is the kitchen, but even that fits right in considering. The attic is a wonderland. WoW. TY

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      • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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        Escondido, CA

        That’s California for ya–go big or go home is right! I adore this house and all it’s colorful attitude!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1674 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      Whoa…pretty colors, but… sensory overload! Maybe that’s why the aquarium in the kitchen… to soothe the mind. 😉

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    • Randy C says: 383 comments

      Wow, I’m nearly speechless. I typically don’t like it when folks do so much updating, but this one calls to me. I’m starting my Gofundme page immediately!! So over the top, but still so interesting.

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  18. linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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    1900 Prairie
    Washington Court House, OH

    I was going to hoard this one all to myself but I didn’t win the lotto this week. Again. So I thought why not share these ocean breezes and palmetto trees. I absolutely love the location here. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/20-S-Battery-St_Charleston_SC_29401_M54255-59550?ex=SC629065738

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  19. Anne M. says: 494 comments

    The realtor calls this 1859 a “Carpenter Gothic”, I call it darling 😉
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5-Kingsley-Ave_Haydenville_MA_01039_M39100-61100
    May not be as breathtaking as the Queen Anne in Holyoke posted earlier today, but still very nice:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/57-Western-Ave_Westfield_MA_01085_M33722-60786
    1800, currently an antique store (if you consider “ET” an antique)
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/175-Main-St_Sheffield_MA_01257_M35231-83999
    A funky 1930 (I grew up in this neighborhood, it is still very much a great place to raise kids)
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/14-Upper-Beverly-Hls_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M41950-78276?view=qv
    This is an 1835,though a lot has been done to it there is still vintage charm. It has been on the market for a while probably because the original price was unrealistic. New realtor, new price:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/273-Hayden-Rowe-St_Hopkinton_MA_01748_M33276-00779?view=qv
    And, last but not least. I think this qualifies as a MCM but am not certain of that:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/17-East-St_Hopkinton_MA_01748_M49595-62305?view=qv
    Happy Weekend, everyone!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Love the little cottage Anne. 🙂 TY

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  20. StevenF says: 581 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Happy Friday! Here are some 20th century finds.

    1. An interesting 1921 NY home….it almost looks Jacobean. Lots of before and after pictures (I think).
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/184-Dunderberg-Rd-Central-Valley-NY-10917/31872440_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. A Pittsburgh suburban version of a MCM-lite. It’s a time capsule, if you ignore the new stainless-steel wall ovens. There are lots of wallpapered ceilings, probably from the original build era. Have fun stripping that!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/185-Crestvue-Manor-Dr-Pittsburgh-PA-15228/11359000_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. Buckle your seat belt to prevent the visual whiplash you’ll experience when you enter what appears to be a 1927 Louisiana Tudor and find yourself instantly transported 34 years into the future (1961).
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/825-Ockley-Dr-Shreveport-LA-71106/51358625_zpid/?fullpage=true

    4. Another Louisiana home, this one a 1954 MCM. It’s unusual to see wood finishes this dark in a home of this style/era, but it works surprisingly well. I really like the master bathroom mirrors suspended in front of the windows. Kitchen cabinets look original and are the type that slide.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4732-Richmond-Ave-Shreveport-LA-71106/51358474_zpid/?fullpage=true

    5. A 1926 Oklahoma Mediterranean with original bathrooms and kitchen. Needs some work, but for the price, you also get the original 1910 cottage.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/300-NE-3RD-St-Oklahoma-City-OK-73104/80913637_zpid/?fullpage=true

    6. A cool 1936 art deco home in Oklahoma that’s been almost completely updated, though with care. There is one original green and black bathroom remaining though!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1551-S-Yorktown-Pl-Tulsa-OK-74104/22163933_zpid/?fullpage=true

    7. Lastly, another Oklahoma Mediterranean, this one from 1921, with a cute doggy in picture 18 and a tantalizing glimpse of the original kitchen in picture 23.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1700-E-6TH-St-Okmulgee-OK-74447/86079303_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Whoa Steven! Couple of chaaaaa shockers in your batch this week. You sure weren’t downplaying the crazy dichotomy between interior and exterior of house 3 the adorable little Tudor – OR IS IT?! Holy snorlax! Haas the later architect had no relationship with Wright according to the brief bio. I found; but he sure did have a knack for stylized “appropriation”. Heheheh. I love it, but at the same time it’s SO wrong for what must have once been a great Tudor-ish interior, (judging by the QUALITY of the exterior). Woof. That’s a wild one!

      House 6 the Deco in OK is choice! IS THAT DEAD GRASS? Heheheh. Sure hope Daughter of George doesn’t miss that one.

      Check out this RAD, currently off market, Shreveport, Deco I ran across while searching for info on Haas.
      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/660-Slattery-Blvd-Shreveport-LA-71104/51336709_zpid/?fullpage=true

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 475 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        That Shreveport house is deco done right. I grew up in a middle class suburban neighborhood built in the 1930’s to 1950’s, and we had two builder knock offs of moderne homes nearby. I thought they were cool but this one puts them to shame. Here’s one of them from my ‘hood, which sold a few months ago: https://www.estately.com/listings/info/3621-centerfield-road–2?ref=sold-listing

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      • StevenF says: 581 comments
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        1969 Regency
        Nashville, TN

        Yeah the dead lawn is kind of a mystery. Do you think the Deco ceiling designs are original? Meanwhile, good golly, but that Shreveport Art Deco you uncovered is amazing. And that price?!

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Probably not, but they sure do work nicely. I’d say they deserve a very solid B+ for all of the updates and decor. Though their choices for fitted cabinets were not specifically in keeping with the Deco, they are nicely modern and clean of line, texture, and color. That original bath is one of the best!

    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      1. Wow, really cool if confusing. I looked and looked at the pictures and couldn’t always place where the old listing pics related to the new ones, but it’s all super cool.
      2. Why would you even suggest that a person would remove the wallpaper from the ceilings? 🙂 I would keep every single inch.

      3. That is crazy! But sooooooooooooooo cool!
      5. The vintage baths and kitchen in this place are yummy!
      6. After seeing the ultra updated kitchen, the fantastic vintage tiled bath was totally unexpected!!
      7. Of these seven houses, this one is the one I would pick to buy and live in. Love love love!

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    • JimHJimH says: 3740 comments
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      The Tulsa house is very cool; just wish they hadn’t messed with it. The original owner, John B. McGay, manufactured the first parking meters and invented the tubeless tire, among other things. When they came around in the 1980’s for the NRHP historic district, he was still there.

      Not my favorite dog though I like Okmulgee too.

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 701 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      HOLY CATS ! What happened to the Tudor???? My teeth are bleeding ! omg ! Speechless…

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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 223 comments

      I hate Tudor interiors–I find them rigidly, oppressively bourgeoisie–so I don’t mind that the Shreveport house was gutted inside. I love the Wright-inflected mid-century interior and would happily live there without touching a thing.

      But that 1954 MCM is the one that really got my attention. Those interiors are gorgeous. Like vintage James Bond. I love those bathroom sinks with wall of glass–wonderful.

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  21. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 701 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    I love Fridays in OHD. This house was born in 1966 but the inside has been so well maintained and is a time capsule!
    Wytheville, VA.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/va/wytheville/1020-w-ridge-rd-wytheville-va-24382–2090897857

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      I’m leery of the word “time capsule” these days as it’s so overused to describe any house that’s decorated in a vintage style, but this is the real deal–you can tell by the well-worn recliners! Fantastic stove and wall intercom/radio thingy.

  22. CharlesB says: 365 comments

    One of the Greek-Revivaliest Italianates I’ve come across in a long time, in the Under the Oaks Historic District in Jackson, MI:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/michigan/jackson/jackson/11593054/614-w-washington-ave.html

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  23. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1674 comments

    1) 1810; pretty grounds & landscaping, rather neat house. And I kinda like the street address, too. 😉
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6835-Woodchuck-Hill-Rd-Fayetteville-NY-13066/31727966_zpid/

    2) 1892, some lake frontage in Cazenovia, NY – lovely setting. So although a foreclosure, on the pricey side. Unusual inglenook, and plenty of nice built-ins.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Ledyard-Ave-Cazenovia-NY-13035/2144430949_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I wanna live on “Woodchuck Hill”! 😉 L O V E the deep, rich, exterior paint scheme of that house; especially as a compliment to the beautiful grounds and fine old trees. Together with the hue of the drive stone and even the roofing shingles; it’s all a masterful symphony of good taste. G O R G E O U S… Thanks’ Kathy.

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  24. Julie Miller says: 19 comments

    Says home and cabins may not be salvageable, but who knows.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12-Hayes-St-Lake-Placid-NY-12946/2093168752_zpid/

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Are they NUTS?????? Dream property! I could airbnb the heck out of those little cabins, too!

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1674 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      A bunch of really nice bathrooms in those houses! I esp. love the minty aqua ones, with the lavender bath in the SF house coming in second. I like the first house in general, and the entrance/stair hall in the last one.

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  25. AbMellyAbMelly says: 42 comments
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    1920 Craftsman

    This house has been in the same family since it was built in 1895. Our realtor told me it was now a foreclosure, which is very sad. The last owners used to hold an open house every year for the public to come walk through and view the house.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/300-Walnut-St_Hattiesburg_MS_39401_M89933-71164#photo0

    Here is a link to an interview with one of the owners:
    https://vimeo.com/channels/259001/39370252

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Selenabird beat you to the punch.

  26. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 367 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Beautifully intact 1950’s Contemporary ranch house w/ nice built-ins:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/540-Sunset-Dr-Salina-KS-67401/77295549_zpid/

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    • ddbacker says: 341 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Hurray! Salina South High School alumnus here. This is a good one. I hope the new owners don’t go all HDTV on this one. Thanks for the post.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Imagine what a cute little muffin that must look like after a couple feet of windless snowfall. Heheheh. 😉

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    • Jennifer HT says: 797 comments
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      Anthem, AZ

      So cute! Haha a muffin.

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    • CoraCora says: 1785 comments
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      Clinton, TN

      Love it!

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Love love love; we can only hope it doesn’t get flipped or HGTV’d.

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  27. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    It’s not too often that I link to Auctions, but this one, by Bruhn’s in Denver, CO, (taking place tomorrow April 22) is heavy with architectural items from diverse sources including U.S., Asian, Indian, and Continental (European and U.K.) https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/120261_monumental-antique-and-architectural-sale-day-2/ An example of an American item is this box of heavenly cobalt blue and opalescent white glass tiles said to be from the Art Deco era (1920’s-1930’s) https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/61268573_american-art-deco-cobalt-opalescent-glass-tiles

    Alas, my auction budget is zero these days so if anyone wishes to bid, I won’t be a competitor. Happy antiquing!

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    • Jennifer HT says: 797 comments
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      Anthem, AZ

      Oh my! Makes me wonder what kind of awesome homes this came from.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        It MUST be a dealer liquidating: else that would have to be one H U G E home! I thought that too = my god they were awfully diverse collectors; and smalls schmalls. Heheheh. 😉

        Thanks’ John

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    • ChrisICU says: 504 comments

      Hi John Yes I saw this auction, too and there are some great items.

      If you haven’t bought at auction before you should know a couple of things. There’s a Buyer’s fee (usually 20-25%) to be added to the final price. Also, if you don’t live nearby I suggest you contact the auctioneer before bidding to get shipping prices. Some items, especially stone and other heavy items, will have shipping costs that outweigh the purchase price of the item.

      Happy bidding!

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Hi Chris,
        All good advice. The days of 0% buyer’s premium is largely over especially for higher end auction houses. Seasoned bidders include the BP into their maximum bid calculations. Shipping charges can sometimes be steep as well depending on the item, its value, and the weight. In the 1990’s I worked part time (8 years) for a local auction house specializing in imported antiques from the U.K. shipped in 40′ containers. I spent many an hour in the Texas heat patiently unloading container loads from English shippers. Some were packed so tightly that unloading them was akin to taking apart a Chinese puzzle-not a millimeter of space was wasted. Given the vast quantity of furniture and goods shipped over from the U.K., I’m surprised there’s anything left in the British Isles made before 1930. Some of my best antique items have been bought at auctions both live and online but the rules of common sense and buyer beware are still important.

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        • ChrisICU says: 504 comments

          Hi John, I worked for years for auctions, too. It’s always sad when someone purchases something and then realized they didn’t figure in the true cost. The auction house wants them to enjoy their purchase but sometimes there’ buyer’s remorse. Most of my best things are from auctions, but I’m like you and really figure out the real cost. And, I’ve made road trips sometimes just for a particular purchase.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 367 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      Nice! Looks like Vitrolite’s “Royal Blue Agate”. Here’s a period ad showing some on a building:
      http://www.oldhouseweb.com/imagesvr_ce/stories/bitmaps/12236/vitrolitead.jpg
      It would be fun in a bathroom, too!

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Thanks for making the connection. I recall such opalescent blue tiles being used to clad a 1930’s era Streamline Moderne jewelry store I remembered from my childhood. I vaguely recall seeing a green shade of these glass tiles used on a building from the same era as well. I agree such tiles would enhance a bathroom as well.

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  28. Gemma says: 128 comments

    Off-market Lustron with photos of the house being put together, and marketing photos:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/66-Fer-Don-Rd-Dayton-OH-45405/34963660_zpid/

    If one Googles “Zillow lustron” there are a number of entries that come up, but not necessarily for sale.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1674 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      Interesting. Every time I see the interior of a Lustron house, I wonder about the acoustics. Seems like area rugs & cutains or drapes would mitigate sounds only just so much…

  29. James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 34 comments
    1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

    Here is a circa 1845 French plantation home “Oldfields” located on the Gulf of Mexico in Gautier, MS. Needs lots of work (thinking wind damage/storm surge?), but the style and location is great. Hopefully someone will rescue and preserve this gem survivor.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/124522839_zpid/200000-550000_price/796-2190_mp/36m_days/1700-1861_built/31.096454,-87.065277,29.851364,-88.941193_rect/8_zm/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow. Those storms DO NOT mess around. Hope that one gets posted. It sure needs a committed, monied, savior. Wish it were me. What a fantastic place. Thanks’ James

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 700 comments

      Not surprising considering the location, this house has battled the ravages of Gulf Coast hurricanes for a very long time. Prior to the “Fort Lauderdale” Hurricane of 1947, the house actually sat 100 feet closer to the water.

      NRHP listing for the Greek Revival style Colonel Alfred E. Lewis House, including pics from when it was in a much better state prior to being damaged by Hurricane Katrina…
      https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/nom/prop/14660.pdf

      More history…
      http://www.savemyplacems.com/listing/oldfields-lewis-house/

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  30. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    So, we bought a house in January. Not an old house. It’s in a very rural area with some land. I’ve been working in the yard a lot lately, trying to get my garden and flowers in order, and keep digging up very old pieces of glass, pottery pieces, square-head nails, what appears to be parts of a very old horse bridle, and then today, this (may not be old, not sure. But still interesting to find buried):
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1stfgWx-4AyAyha-l7LctPkcQIb95yQFD/view?usp=drivesdk

    I mean ALOT of stuff.
    I don’t know much about Sanborn maps, but if one exists of the plot of land our house is on, I’d sure be interested to find out what or who was here. Is there a link to those, or where do I start to find out? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 701 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Cool Cora. We have found similar items in our back yard where the outhouse was. That piece looks like McCoy or Hull, ? Nice find.

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      • CoraCora says: 1785 comments
        OHD Supporter & Moderator

        Clinton, TN

        It doesn’t have any markings on it at all…not even “Made in China!” lol
        It may not even be very old.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 475 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      I don’t know Cora, but that sort of looks like a florist’s dish for arrangements…

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      • CoraCora says: 1785 comments
        OHD Supporter & Moderator

        Clinton, TN

        Could be. Maybe a child buried their pet turtle in it or something. It was only down about 4 in.

    • natira121natira121 says: 222 comments
      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Cool!!!! I too, live on my own personal archealogical dig. Seriously, if I dig a hole ANYWHERE I find something.

      I’ve never looked into Sanborn maps because they don’t have them for rural areas, but I have had hours of fun on this site: historicmapworks.com

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 700 comments

      Cora, Sanborn maps probably wouldn’t help much in a rural area. Sanborn’s business was creating insurance maps showing the location, construction of buildings in towns, cities, and industrial areas, as well as, recording the means to fight fires in these areas. There are other resources available such as…

      https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer – both photographs and topo maps can show where old structures were located

      http://www.historicmapworks.com/ – a decent collection of all sorts of maps

      old plats and surveys at your local county deeds office

      Census address information from ancestry.com, etc

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    • Bethany otto says: 2337 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      I love that you posted this; it’s why I look forward to the link exchange so much! Happy digging to you!

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9338 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        What a cool find, Cora! My dad has been bugging me to dig up our old outhouse spot, if I can get him down here to do it.

        I bet it was buried deeper, since your home isn’t that old they may have graded down a few inches. If you’ve been finding a lot of stuff, could have been where their outhouse or barn was.

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        • CoraCora says: 1785 comments
          OHD Supporter & Moderator

          Clinton, TN

          I was able to look on the aerial AND topographic maps (thanks CharlestonJohn and Natira), and there was a structure here for a long time that disappeared in 1993, then there was nothing until our house was built here in 2001.
          I can’t tell if it was a house, a barn, or what but it was large, larger than our house. It was there in 1936, which is the oldest map I could find. Judging by some of the stuff I’m finding, I think it was older.

          • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
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            1889 Eastlake Cottage
            Fort Worth, TX

            Cora,
            You mentioned finding square cut nails. They were in common use until at least the first decade of the 20th century but were being replaced with modern (round) wire nails by the 1890’s so there was some overlap. I think you can push back the age of the artifacts you’re finding to at least the early 1900’s if not earlier.

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            • CoraCora says: 1785 comments
              OHD Supporter & Moderator

              Clinton, TN

              Thanks John. I was kinda thinking turn of the century. There’s so much glass buried; some of it is obviously old window glass. It’s really kind of odd. I would think if they bulldozed whatever was here in 1993 they would have hauled it off instead of built on top of it!

  31. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9338 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Resharing this link….

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/how-to-tell-if-you-are-logged-in/

    🙂

  32. Joseph says: 295 comments

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/beverly/37-paine-ave-beverly-ma-01915–2001121309

    Circa 1900 oceanfront mansion on Massachusetts north shore. Only 6.2 million. Livable as is, although I suspect many would make some changes to decor. If you really don’t like it, no problem – property has already met the one year waiting period for demolition, so you can build new!

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  33. RickGippner says: 9 comments

    I notice that link no longer change color after having been opened. Do they no longer do that or is it a time my end?

    Thanks

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 639 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      As in the comment section?

      • Joe says: 536 comments

        I noticed the same thing, at least I think it is the thing to which RickGippner was referring. It used to be that, if I clicked on a link that had been shared, the words in the link changed color so I could tell if I had already looked at that one. Now it doesn’t seem to do so or doesn’t remember the next time I sign in.
        -The link and exchange has become increasingly successful with an increase in submissions. I used to look at every one, but now I find it a little overwhelming sometimes. For example, if a house is over half a million or in perfect shape already, I no longer want to even look because it doesn’t fit into my dream for an old house. I want to imagine myself restoring something AMAZING on a shoestring, while doing most of the work myself.
        -The problem comes in when those who post don’t share the price range or condition with the post. When the color changed on the link, I could tell that I had looked at that one. Now I find myself wasting time on links that I have already seen.
        -I thought it was just me because I have changed computers and browsers so often, but maybe others are experiencing the same thing. Maybe it is just me and I am misinterpreting what was said above.

        • RickGippner says: 9 comments

          Yes, Joe that is what I Was inquiring about. In the meanwhile I’ve been making a mental note of the date a post was made to help me in not opening a given link more than a few times.

          • Joe says: 536 comments

            Hey Rick,
            -I can remember these things well. 1. the birthdays of all of my family and friends, living and dead, 2. many, many details of the things that I have seen or heard about that was said and done by me and the people I know and have known. 3. I can list the details of things that I have studied in the past. 4. So many other things. 😊
            —-
            -The exception is that I can’t remember many things that happened yesterday or in the past ten years. 😕 I no longer even try and have stopped beating myself up about it too. It began around the time I turned forty and has gotten worse for the past twenty years. One of the joys of reaching sixty is that I can bore people in detail about the past, but am an anachronism in the present. My biggest problem is telling the same stories over and over to the same people.
            -Mental notes are often forgotten immediately.☹️ The trick is in finding people who are not bored by my old jokes and stories of the past to hang out with.😉
            —–My first emojis— I can still learn new things with the help of the internet!

      • RickGippner says: 9 comments

        Yes

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9338 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Ok, fixed. Unvisited links are a reddish color, visited links will be dark gray. Even though I cleared the site cache, your browser may retain the old CSS. Even if it’s not updated for this link exchange by the next one you will be able to tell the difference between visited and not visited links.

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  34. Stephanie J. Dowd says: 1 comments

    Just found this old home in Henniker, NH. It appears to still have some of the quaint, original features. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/161-Maple-St_Henniker_NH_03242_M42064-37629?view=qv

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  35. 67drake67drake says: 161 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Racine County, WI

    A friend sent this to me today. I could not wait till Friday to post. This is right in the area my wife I have been looking. I wish we were ready to move right away!
    https://www.trulia.com/p/wi/richland-center/932-w-seminary-st-richland-center-wi-53581–2101260598

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Two things really stand out: the wall of (antique?) cabinets in the kitchen-such extensive cabinetry was rare in the Victorian era. Second, the matching newel post lamps were once fairly common yet now they are seldom found. The house looks amazingly intact and towered Queen Annes seldom were built from native stone as this one appear to be. Here’s hoping somehow you and your wife are fortunate enough to become this home’s next owners-it has many appealing features. Thanks for sharing.

  36. JimHJimH says: 3740 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Richard Jenrette died the other day, maybe America’s greatest preservationist. His homes are permanently in trust, a gift to the country really. I’ve linked his website before and it’s worth a look if you haven’t already:
    http://classicalamericanhomes.org

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9338 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Wow. Cane Garden in St. Croix is stunning! His life’s work is something to aspire to even if a small scale.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Jim, Thanks for sharing. Mr. Jenrette was able to ensure the survival of multiple historic properties. I agree he was a major force in the Historic Preservation movement and the loss of anyone of his stature is a loss to preservation overall. Few wealthy individuals invest in preservation but its gratifying that at least some have. We sorely need more individuals like Mr. Jenrette as unnecessary losses and demolitions continue.

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 700 comments

      Dick Jenrette was exactly what many of us wished we could be: An Old House Dreamer with significant resources needed to pursue our passion. He was part of the Charleston Renaissance that has resulted in The Holy City being named to all those “Best of” lists. Mr. Jenrette spent much of his time at his house on Charleston’s Battery https://www.loc.gov/item/sc0172/ which is a fantastic example of Greek Revival architecture. The house that he called his “Taj Mahal” is located on a little town called Pinewood near the Congaree Swamp southeast of Columbia. It’s the best Greek Revival building I’ve ever seen: https://south-carolina-plantations.com/sumter/milford.html

      Rest in Peace Mr. Jenrette.

  37. Tonimar says: 57 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I happened across this MCM (depending on your definition of mcm) and for some reason it took me back in time to a dear friends home that I remember when I was a small child.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/733-Lakeview-Dr_Montezuma_GA_31063_M60850-02016#photo31

    I hope it transports some of you as well, with the exception of the kitchen very little was remuddled, at least to my untrained eye.

  38. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1900. A lavender Victorian. Gosh she’s purdy.
    The whole neighborhood looks fabulous.

    Indianapolis, IN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1097054_zpid/

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  39. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1876. Another in Indianapolis. I would buy it for the tower alone.

    Indianapolis, IN: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1217382_zpid/

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  40. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1905. Pretty millwork, transoms and stained glass. $70k.

    Carthage, IN: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/94553266_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4386 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Cora,
      The Carthage setting seemed familiar. I believe the house next door with the twin gables and wrap-around porch was for sale previously. Although the front porch reflects the Teens or Twenties, the interior of the house looks to be from about 1890-1895 rather than 1905. Seems like a decent house for the money. (but keep in mind its also a foreclosure so due diligence is required because most foreclosures are sold, as is, without warranties.)

  41. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1850:

    Brookville,IN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/85255004_zpid/

  42. Doug GreenDoug Green says: 83 comments
    1929 Spanish Revival
    Glendale, CA

    Here is a nice Spanish Revival home in North East Orange County. The house appears to be very original with the exception of the kitchen. Nice house, nice area, and crazy price.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4617-S-Mullen-Ave-View-Park-CA-90043/20567342_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  43. RosewaterRosewater says: 3964 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Ack! An iconic Indianapolis house hits the market THOROUGHLY disappointing ole Rosewater who always dreamed that it had the most divine Aesthetic interior still intact and just waiting to see the light of day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jz1TjCphXE

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5631-University-Ave-Indianapolis-IN-46219/1217382_zpid/?fullpage=true

  44. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1900:

    Emmetsburg, IA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87045276_zpid/

  45. JullesJulles says: 534 comments

    Kelly, this just came on the market in our new town. Van and I went to see it and really liked it but it was too small for us but it was very cool. It used to be a church.
    1400 New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM 88310

    $132,000 | 2 bd • 1 ba

    See details at https://b1iw.app.link/MT5K97Q8pM

  46. MarthAllenaMarthAllena says: 88 comments
    1921 Craftsman
    St. Paul, MN

    https://www.redfin.com/MN/Saint-Paul/1068-Saint-Clair-Ave-55105/home/51067859
    Here is a beautiful house with a unique dormer.

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  47. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1859. Wonderful farmhouse and 150 rolling, blissful acres:

    Stanley,VA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2090940374_zpid/

  48. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1913:

    Luray,VA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/79244644_zpid/

  49. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1790 log home:

    Washington,VA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/234678355_zpid/

    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 701 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      OMG this is exactly what I love !!!! Nice find Cora,,,, I hope Kelly includes it lol!

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  50. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    How about a whole village chock full of neat old buildings, in the mountains of VA?

    Markham,VA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12230888_zpid/

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 701 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Wow! Is that a ghost town?? How neat is that! I choose either the post office or the orchard store to live in while tinkering with all the others. I’d LOVE to have this rare opportunity.

  51. CoraCora says: 1785 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    One more. 1754 log home:

    Woodstock,VA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2092992409_zpid/

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