April 27, 2018: Link Exchange

Added to OHD on 4/27/18 - Last OHD Update: 5/4/18 - 300 Comments
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11894 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Had a better house for today’s old photo but my computer sucks and all the up-close shots I worked on for an hour were lost forever…or until I redo it again. I said “screw it” and put up the fuzzy lady with her dog. 😀

    I’ll be posting homes today but figured I’d get the link exchange post up early. Weekend posts are scheduled.

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    • SharonSharon says: 666 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      I thought it was a fuzzy dog with a lady. When I first saw the house, I went “awwww.” Sweet little place. So quaint it makes my heart feel good. Happy Weekend to all!

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      With all the computer work you do, you need a top-of-the-line model! I know, $$$, right?

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11894 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        It’s mostly top of the line…like 5 years ago top of the line. 😀

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          Nice period photo although my best guess for the period would be sometime in the 1890’s. Many people of the 21st century assume such modest dwellings were exclusive to poorer working class families but this was an average family dwelling of the period. Large ornate homes were the domain of the well-to-do but many millions lived happily in modest homes similar to this one. The porch was the main ornamental feature for this home and is carefully picked out in colors. Everything looks neat and clean in the photo and the lady with her favorite pet is obviously house proud. We must keep in mind that there was no social security or Medicare in those days and if a person reached retirement age without a pension or sufficient savings, the options were to go live with better off family members, (sons and daughters, or other extended family members) or, if no other option existed, taking up residence at the city or county “Poor farm” which was literally what it was. Thus, this lady was better off than many of her contemporaries as she was able to live independently.

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  2. ddbackerddbacker says: 509 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    There was chat this week about well- built colonial revivals. Here is one of my local favorites. So close to me physically but so far away dollar-wise: http://www.reecenichols.com/homes-for-sale/5628-State-Line-Road-Mission-Hills-KS-66208-202887331

    This one does not technically meet OHD’s criteria for an old house, but as a tudor revival fan, I’ll call this a tudor revival-revival. Nice try for 1978, I guess.
    http://www.reecenichols.com/homes-for-sale/5406-State-Line-Road-Mission-Hills-KS-66208-239463858

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  3. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    1928 Errol Flynn-style beaut in Bridgeport CT’s swanky Stratfield Historic District:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/135-Brooklawn-Ave-Bridgeport-CT-06604/57241011_zpid/

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 509 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Holy Moly! Beautiful – I wish I could see more of the outside through the overgrown landscaping.

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Gorgeous house of its era and type. I question the low price for the location….?

    • Ro Kinkade says: 2 comments

      I keep loving this house, but the taxes and the school district…Yikes! I might be relocating to CT, but everyone says to stay out of Bridgeport. So many cool houses there, though!

  4. Teri W says: 45 comments

    I found one on Zillow that I’m in love with…

    10 Blodgett Lane, Hartland VT, c 1869 Colonial, 4 bed/2 bath 2367 square feet, 1.6 acres, $229,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-Blodgett-Ln-Hartland-VT-05048/217739099_zpid/
    Was built as a church parsonage. The exterior and grounds are gorgeous, the entire house is warm and comforting and “lived-in”. Great old kitchen and floors, awesome outbuilding (see pic 34) and cute doggie to boot (pic 15) who probably doesn’t come with the house. Just beautiful, worth a look!

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    • says: 65 comments

      This house is fabulous! I wonder if you can purchase the furnishings?

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    • racheyvesselsracheyvessels says: 108 comments
      1907 craftsman

      this is just stuffed with charm! i adore the gardens and kitchen and bookshelves. the photos of the living room with the dog curled up should be paintings.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I love it too Teri: though I’m afraid that the progression of the pix probably tell a sad tale when reading between the lines. I’ll try to think positive and imagine her in contented retirement on a beach somewhere in Barbados. She sure had a warm earthy style, that’s happily evident. It was no big deal to take a rural, beat up, old house like that and modify it in such a way back in the late 60’s. Not a whole heck of a lot of the original interior left; but if some neuvo-hippie sapphic is looking for a very authentic, super earthy spot to hang HER bed peace poster; she needn’t look farther.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      There’s nothing like a great old house loaded with books nestled in an overgrown landscape… and a canine companion to boot!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Parts of this house were already old in 1869. The hand-hewn timbers indicate a post and beam frame and where it appears that old lath is visible, the lath strips appear to be hand-riven, another indication of extreme age. Although this Colonial era house has had later changes and updates, it’s origins point back to at least the 18th century if not earlier, By 1869, the old medieval form of post and beam framing had largely been supplanted with Balloon framing using stndard sized (2 x 4s, 2 x 8’s etc.) framing lumber. I think with more research in deed records, the original house would be revealed to be an authentic Colonial period home. Thanks for sharing

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        John, I agree totally about the riven lath…..early. The timbers used as posts are recycled obviously. It would be fun to do a chronological documentation of this house, discovering the layers of construction.

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  5. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11894 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Search volunteers! 🙂

    1940-1968 homes that are super original including the kitchen and baths. When the kitchen and baths have been updated, they aren’t that interesting and I have a hard time liking it enough to post. Unpainted wood is a bonus when it comes to the Contemporary ones, not a problem with the Colonial Revival, Ranch and other similar styles of that time. I limit my own searches to 1939 but there are so many 1940+ homes, maybe someone will enjoy the drudgery more than me. 🙂

    Please share your finds in link exchanges, it’s difficult to handle all the emails that come in when people skip that step. 🙂

    Thanks folks! I wish I could reply to all comments but I do read them all.

    PS: If you share a home you are actively looking to buy, PLEASE tell us! I’d hate to create a bidding war between readers. 😀

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  6. Teri W says: 45 comments

    I did search all of these addresses on OHD to see if they’ve been listed already, none came up in the search so here they are…

    Some Virginia finds, spanning c. 1751 to 1875 and $99,000 to $264,900:

    789 Stage Coach Rd Woodstock VA, c 1754, 5 beds/2 baths, 6.5 acres, $199,000
    About as pristine as it gets, looks like a true frontier home (minus the unground pool!). Says built on land from a grant from lord Fairfax.
    Per listing, “rather intact” and “not messed up with modern construction”.
    Could be a mini farm? Under 200k as well
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/789-Stage-Coach-Rd-Woodstock-VA-22664/2092992409_zpid/

    Meanwhile in Winchester…
    104 stonebrook rd Winchester va c 1751, studio (one room), 2 acres, $99,000, National Register
    This is one room springhouse, intact, for sale as studio home. Definitely would make a cool getaway or “tiny house”.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/104-Stonebrook-Rd-Winchester-VA-22602/2113554885_zpid/

    How about a complete Virginia ”farmette”?
    3667 wolftown Hood Rd, Madison, c. 1850. 3 beds/1 bath, 1500 Square feet (seems much larger), 5.6 acres, $264,900.
    Entire acreage is fenced, with 3 stall barn, riding ring, and other outbuildings 264,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3667-Wolftown-Hood-Rd-Madison-VA-22727/79165228_zpid/

    Large home for the price….
    130 Marshall St, Petersburg VA c. 1875 4 beds/3 baths, 3125 square ft, 1/3 acre, $175,000
    Nice exterior color,, original floors, mantles, and tub, it does need some work but generally looks pretty good.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/130-Marshall-St-Petersburg-VA-23803/79250241_zpid/

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    • RT says: 113 comments

      I wish I could find pictures of a home that I immediately thought of when I saw that springhouse. I’m pretty sure it was in the Netherlands and when the people bought the (former) stone barn, it looked in similar condition.
      I’m sure it’d be heresy to many on this site, but if I had the money, I’d probably try to fit another story on it AND I’d take all the wood portions off and replace them with glass. Obviously, you’d have to take into consideration the position of the house relative to the sun and your neighbors so you could still have some privacy, but I think that would be amazing. Something like this maybe. http://www.freshpalace.com/2013/07/20/barn-conversion-in-broughshane

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        No heresy for me…. this building is a springboard for a glorious re-design, while saving wonderful historic fabric……love the glass idea. And it would have a modern European flair.

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      • Teri W says: 45 comments

        Interesting that your link is of a home in Northern Ireland, and in the listing for the Virginia springhouse, it mentions that the settlers who built it were from Ulster, Northern Ireland!

    • Jennifer Wiebler says: 147 comments

      awesome finds! I love them all. Thanks, Teri!

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  7. A glorious untouched New England shingle style cottage. I can’t believe no one has painted any of the beadboard or other woodwork throughout. I think the kitchen cabinets might be original too! The area is picturesque (though that comes with a price) and from my understanding, this cottage is only a few away from Katharine Hepburn’s old home.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11-Pettipaug-Ave_Old-Saybrook_CT_06475_M33382-10445

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    • Randy C says: 454 comments

      Now that’s my idea of a beach house!!!!

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    • racheyvesselsracheyvessels says: 108 comments
      1907 craftsman

      wow, this is so stately. the unpainted wood is a miracle. that pantry is everything.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      W O W -! What a treat. Thank you Christopher! It’s a shame about the plastic windows; and if it had a vintage or antique kitchen it would be one in a million; but despite that, what a beautiful, top shelf, quintessential East coast, three season, ocean front beach mansion. Just gorge. That shot a bit back on the side porch out to the horizon over water is – – sublime. That’s half of what you’re payin for there. Woof.

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    • Brendan says: 82 comments

      Beautiful house! A couple of the shots of the empty porches with the pillars and sea put me in mind of Edward Hopper paintings.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11894 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    News, news, news!

    For anyone that is logged in, you will be able to see my admin notes section found directly under the “Links & Additional Info” (again, you must be logged in to view the admin notes.) Admin notes will contain additional links to Movoto, Estately, Trulia and Zillow (when available.) But again, you must be logged in to view those notes. You’re asking why not include it in the Links section for everyone…too many links drown out the important ones and Zillow is not the most reliable real estate site around, I’d rather show the agents site, Realtor and Redfin than the others. Let me say one last time…you’ll need to be logged in (for everyone, not just OHD Supporters.)

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  9. says: 167 comments

    The historic Hazlett house in Fort Plain, NY. Albert Fuller, architect. Link is to owner’s website. Detailed history hot off the (Word)Press! https://qav1883.wordpress.com Have a great weekend everybody!

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    • Phil Hubbard says: 1 comments

      Thanks so much for mentioning my Victorian home in Fort Plain, NY! I am retired and recovering from cancer. I would love to pass my home on to a new owner who will preserve the house in its original state while enjoying the business potential of an historic property located in New York State’s Leatherstocking Country!

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      • says: 167 comments

        You are so welcome, Phil. You’ve come to the right place for an appreciation of historic homes! It’s a beautiful home. Best of luck for a fast, smooth sale.

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  10. StevenFStevenF says: 863 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Happy Friday! Here are some 20th century finds.

    1. Settle in on Country Club road by purchasing this 1936 colonial in Gladewater TX. Looks like maybe the bathrooms were updated perhaps in the 1950s, but overall, lots of original details to work with.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25519-Country-Club-Rd-Gladewater-TX-75647/50768942_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. A grand 1921 (Colonial?) in Little Rock, sporting a sort of English-looking roof and lovely limestone-trimmed front entrance. The garden appears relatively compact (manageable!) and elegant.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2400-Broadway-St-Little-Rock-AR-72206/316309_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. Last, but not least, in Tuscaloosa a 1957 lake-side MCM with original everything. Feast your eyes on this gem.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1619-Lake-Ave-Tuscaloosa-AL-35401/50858693_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Also, for those who collect books on residential architecture, I strongly recommend the following book on Samuel Marx. Don’t let the title throw you…he was not only a MCM architect, but also designed colonials, tudors, etc. He was truly gifted in many genres and had impeccable taste.

    https://www.amazon.com/UltraModern-Samuel-Architect-Designer-Collector/dp/0983388946/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524855653&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=samuel+abraham+marx

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      That Tuscaloosa MCM is fabulous and fantastic and all the other superlatives!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2240 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I like house #1 a lot: tons of natural light from lots & lots of windows – incl some bays, a pretty DR, built-in bookcases, lots of storage/cabinetry in the kitchen, and pretty blue & lavender bath tile.

      Also like house #2: its faux thatched roof lines, already-refinished hw floors, looks like original pantry(?) cabinetry, original white subway tiled bathrooms, and a gracefully curved stair rail. Plus nicely landscaped – for which I’d wind up hiring a gardener to ensure keeping it in shape (literally)!

      And both of these homes are brick, a plus in my book.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Good stuff Steven.
      The Little Rock house is the best of it’s sort, and has many fine, original details. I’ve a feeling we’re only seeing a small bit of it in that listing; and it would take quite a few more to tell the whole tale.
      The stone mod in AL has some GREAT details; especially the built in bench seat room divider = NICE. Sure is an odd duck from the lake side though.

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  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Is it a store, or a school, or a church, or a house, or whatever you want it to be: and why in the world would the agent neglect to get a good shot of that bell tower?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2602-N-Walnut-St-Attica-IN-47918/85252307_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    You too can live in the biggest, fanciest, pinkest house in town!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/508-S-Cavin-St-Ligonier-IN-46767/85628662_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 509 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Pink or not – this is outstanding!

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Gotta love a porte-cochere with a buggy parked underneath! Nice touch!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2240 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Phew… pale pink vs. the Barbie or Pepto Bismol pink I was expecting! (Well, until I got to a cple of the bathrooms…) A beautiful house – IMO, esp. the dining room, which is just lovely. And the mosaic floor, which really caught my eye right away.

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    • FlaOHDJunkieFlaOHDJunkie says: 150 comments
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      1902 FL

      what a deal, does the carriage come with it

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        My guess is that YES, at that price, in the middle of nowhere, you could probably get them to include just about anything to close that deal. 😉

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          Sorry, not an 1880 house unless it had a complete makeover around 1905. It’s been on and off the market for years and as the listing states, was in use as a B&B. The current photos are much better than the older ones but the property is priced at the higher end of old house properties in the area. There’s a similar house in Kokomo (also formerly a B&B) that has been on the market for years at a similar price but its surrounded by houses in the $40-120K range. Difficult to find a buyer for a house priced multiple times that of surrounding properties even if the investment is justified. I wish the sellers good luck. It is a beautiful home at any price.

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    • DianeEGDianeEG says: 559 comments
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      1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
      Rural, IL

      Have you ever wondered if there’s a hidden contract for granting B&B licensing saying you must have silk flowers, doilies and odd knickknacks everywhere?

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    • CindyCindy says: 266 comments
      1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
      Brunswick, MO

      I like the house in Evansville, In. It’s really very nice, don’t appreciate the kitchen, but I could make it work. Love the bathroom with original tile.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        The pix from the last listing were much better Cindy.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Jeff, I toured the Greenfield house when it was a major fixer upper available for less than $50K: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15303236240/in/album-72157648169593760/ (and several following photos) It appears someone thought it would make for a nice flip and they did put a lot of money and labor into the makeover. But it remains unsold and the price has come down a lot. The Evansville house is in a historic district on Southeast 1st street and will probably sell near the current price. My only quibble with an otherwise well preserved late Victorian era house is about the ultra modern lighting as seen in the entry. It’s like the Property Bros. selected some of the light fixtures thinking it was a modern house. What remains from the period is outstanding, though. Thanks for sharing.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          John, my friends and I looked at that house back in the early 90’s when I was at school down there. At the time it was split into 3 apartments on three levels; the ground floor was the one we toured which was available. It was the WHOLE ground floor = VAST, and CHEAP! They wanted $400 per mo. for the whole thing which included heat and water. Can you imagine! My friends said NO since it was so far away from campus – even after MUCH begging on my part in favor. As I recall there were some vintage, but not antique fixtures there at the time. It sure is a great street as you well know.

          The Greenfield house is a lipstick on a pig flip (flop), as I’m sure each perspective buyer has been made aware of when they get to the inspection. That house needed / needs way more than has been done; and a fancy schmancy kitchen like a hole in the head.

  13. MW says: 878 comments

    I don’t think this has been posted yet. It has been modernized a bit and has the usual way too much white and grey paint, and is not exactly cheap to top it off. But if you have recently won the lottery and like Victorians, maybe not a bad option to consider. Decent looking neighbors and nice views too.

    https://www.925fulton.com/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      One of SF’s iconic Painted Ladies with a toned-down neutralized interior to appeal to younger Tech millionaires or Asian investors. Should it sell to either of these buyer segments, it will likely undergo another transformation to erase all traces inside of its Victorian past even though such a drastic makeover is irreversible and will cost millions more. Such radical interior makeovers happen almost daily in the frenetic, stratospherically-priced SF housing market.

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    • Randy C says: 454 comments

      There otta be a law!!!! Can you even imagine how much time/effort it would take to strip all of that wood back to original???

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      • JkleebJkleeb says: 244 comments
        Seattle, WA

        I have to assume that this house was turned and the owners rightly wanted to get top dollar for it and thought the chalk white paint would help. I would love to be able to objectively quantify if this approach helps or hinders the sale of an old house when the exterior and interior are at odds like this. Whether one personally cares for painted or unpainted wood, the quality of the “before” woodwork made the house seem like a much higher quality of building (to me) than the after. At least you can strip oak with decent results if you have the time.

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      • Kevin says: 78 comments

        Absolutely a Shame! The interior had such a beautiful grand presence before it got reduced to a fraction of it’s intended glory.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oh brother……..

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        I didn’t see the stained glass window in the after photos so I assume it did not fit into the “reimagined” interior? The stark white-on-white trend has been around for a decade or longer yet still remains immensely popular. In the 1910-1920 period there was another “Great White-out” trend when colorful and complex Victorian era homes received the white treatment both inside and out. It’s a shame that this house’s interior survived the original white period unscathed yet now has succumbed to the current white-on-white trend. One reason most interiors on the TV renovation shows are all white is to cover up the “paint grade” woods used for millwork and trim. Instead of the quarter sawn Oak or Mahogany of the early 1900’s, greenish tint Poplar or finger-jointed pine trim is hidden under the white paint. Should there ever be another trend for natural finished woods, some homeowners will be greatly disappointed in what they find under the layers of white paint. The amount of labor required to bring the millwork here back to a natural finish will far exceed the labor it took to conceal it.

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 509 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      My weekend was off to a perfectly good start and then I saw this. Ugh.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 602 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I’m NOT gonna look!

      When I first discovered your site a few years ago (and I’ve enjoyed every minute spent here!) I absolutely, positively fell in love with a glorious Colonial in Maine. And I mean an obsessive, crazy, daydreaming love.

      I was thrilled when someone bought the place, and set up a facebook page for the house.

      One of the first things they did was PUT A POWDER ROOM IN! With all modern fixtures. In modern colors.

      I was horrified by this blasphemous desecration, and I’ve never been back to that facebook page. But I do go back and drool over your original post. And dream of a universe where all old houses are worshipped by crazy poeple who live and breathe old house, like some of us here do.

      So Kelly, thanks ever so much for the warning! My poor obsessing, old house dreaming heart just can’t take blasphemous desecration. *grin*

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      This WAS on my favorites list 🙁

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    • MW says: 878 comments

      Yeah, that is probably what happened to the one I posted just above too. Somebody decided they could get way more for it if they just painted almost everything on the inside white. It looked way better before. Price was a way better before too.

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    • EileenM says: 290 comments

      Yes, too bad…….

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1060 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      It’s been HGTV’d !!!! My parents 1956 ranch was also I found out this week 🙁

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    • NonaKNonaK says: 253 comments
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      Austin, TX

      My mind always thinks “sterilized” when I see all white. Sad.

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  14. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11894 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I love it when owners comment and give info and history about their home. I hope y’all will read the owner comment of the Ranch I posted earlier today, they are only the 2nd owners of the home, the details described sound even better than the photos let on:

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/04/27/1954-ranch-grafton-oh/

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  15. BugLadyBugLady says: 71 comments

    I drive passed this home when I come home from my evening job. I have always liked this house. I just don’t have anywhere near the money for it. I’m also hoping to find a place outside of city limits. If I stop by an open house I will report back. There’s a lot to like in those pictures.

    Tudor I believe?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/79-W-Henderson-Rd-COLUMBUS-OH-43214/33880982_zpid/

    Mid Century, also not far from me. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen this one even by driving by.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/360-Adena-Brook-Ln-COLUMBUS-OH-43214/33897920_zpid/

    And another nearby mid century. This one I have seen I love that entry. I seem to recall sharing this before, but I’m not sure. I’ve been quite busy and it’s been a while since I’ve been really active here. Missed you all.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/350-E-Cooke-Rd-COLUMBUS-OH-43214/33881357_zpid/

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    • JKleeb says: 5 comments

      I really like the Cooke Rd house—it has some unusual features (e.g. the fireplace location) that I haven’t seen—plus the blue wall oven and cooktop were in the house I grew up with so there is also nostalgia involved.

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  16. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1060 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    I apologize if someone has posted this, I couldn’t wait for today.
    Stanley, VA. Beautiful little farm house with tons of acreage and views that are unreal. I love Virginia. I love this farm.
    https://www.trulia.com/p/va/stanley/1622-balkamore-hill-rd-stanley-va-22851–2021024747.

    And another Hot Springs, VA. GORGEOUS.
    https://www.trulia.com/p/va/hot-springs/2030-airport-rd-hot-springs-va-24445–2022900842

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    • Teri W says: 45 comments

      Ooh I love them both! While the second is truly move-in ready (and I like the property a bit more), I think restoring the first one would be a dream. As a native and resident of West Virginia (which we refer to as the BEST Virginia, haha), I’m quite envious of the older properties in Virginia compared to WV. Heck, any WV home built prior to 1867 is technically a Virginia property anyhow. But there are so many wonderful old properties in VA. I posted a handful above. We could fill days of posts with Virginia properties! Thanks for sharing these, they’re great! ?

  17. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1927. Seems a bit older. Don’t let the somewhat austere exterior fool you. This is just lovely.

    Saint Joseph,MO: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110493875_zpid/

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  18. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1060 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Another Virginia!! 1814. Ol’ Virginia. 🙂
    https://www.trulia.com/p/va/goshen/3627-virginia-ave-goshen-va-24439–2022895843

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  19. JkleebJkleeb says: 244 comments
    Seattle, WA

    Most charm intact with the exception of kitchen, but it is functional and subdued and doesn’t detract from the house. I am concerned that the listing calls this house a “diamond in the rough” given how rare a survivor it is in Seattle where most old houses have been remodeled beyond recognition.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/48930613_zpid/priced_sort/47.651816,-122.358019,47.632646,-122.396472_rect/14_zm/0_mmm/

    The full width porch is unusual on a foursquare in Seattle where most builder houses of this type followed along these lines with a more inset porch:

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

    The listing doesn’t mention this, but the house is listed in a group of historic buildings from 1907 so the some owner in the past cared enough to get it designated:
    https://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/HistoricalSite/QueryResult.aspx?ID=1093647294

    Click to Edit – 27 seconds

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    • racheyvesselsracheyvessels says: 108 comments
      1907 craftsman

      i wonder if the dining room light is original.

      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2240 comments
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        1920 Colonial Revival
        Upstate/Central, NY

        I went back & looked at it again. Don’t know if it’s original or not, but if I were buying this house, I would hope that lamp goes with it!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2240 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      “Diamond in the rough” acc. to the realtor’s description??? Looks move-in ready, to me. And beautiful, to boot! Floor plans – yay! But I wonder if there a doorway from the entrance hall into the LR was accidentally omitted?

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  20. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1905. Stunning. Fabulous woodwork.

    SaintJoseph,MO: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110494428_zpid/

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    • says: 65 comments

      Be still my heart. I would love to see this house in person. I love everything about it. Thanks Cora.

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    • Marie says: 232 comments

      I love this house. Wouldn’t touch a thing. Kudos to the owners for their loving stewardship!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That house used to be on OHD; at least a couple of years ago. Must not have sold since then because at least three of those pix were included in the last listing: those being the original, unpainted attic room; the SO RAD slop sink over well with gas jet vignette; and the SEXY A.R. boiler, (hopefully the grates are somewhere around)! Must have been purged. Could have been in a sampler.

  21. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1887. Is this a Barber?

    Saint Joseph, MO:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110497438_zpid/

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  22. BugLadyBugLady says: 71 comments

    Question: How many homes are still in use that were built at, or before, 1800? I’ve noticed a few more than usual on here this week. I love the style of those old colonials and federals. I currently live in Ohio but grew up in Washington state where there were none of those. They’re gorgeous. There’s something about the idea of living in something that was built before my country was a country.

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    • SueSue says: 547 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Mine was built in 1802. Close.

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 509 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      A lot more than you would think. And once in a great while you can find one with a build date that starts with “16”. You may know this already, but if you go to the “Browse Homes” section, select the “browse styles” dropbox, and then you can find everything that has been archived on this site. Limit your search to Georgians and Federals and you will find all of the goodies you are looking for.

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  23. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 780 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Drove by this one this week in Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Priced for the quasi-plutrocacy, it is much more impressive from the street than the photos would indicate, which is odd for a multi-million dollar property. It really is an amazing property for whomever could afford it. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/19118/type-single-family-home,farms-ranches/sby-14#M4243233636

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  24. SueSue says: 547 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Summer is almost here in Maine…thank goodness. Great time to look at homes. Summer in Maine is quite lovely.

    Speaking of lovely this is a beautiful 1927 Georgian colonial on an 8 acre estate in Wiscasset.There is a vineyard and 650′ of bay frontage. Looks like guest quarters over the garage too.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/106-Bath-Rd_Wiscasset_ME_04578_M37452-46708#photo0

    If we could come up with 675,000 Jeff and I would buy this and stay in Maine. This home was built in 1930 and has been updated but the charm of it’s original design is still there. The house sits on 34 aces with 700’feet of water frontage. The beamed living room is to die for.

    http://listingtunnel.wixsite.com/146-clarks-point-mls/photo-gallery

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1060 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      This fab FLW home has been here before, I saved it to favorites. Don’t ya love it?! I’d gladly live in it.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 780 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I am an old house omnivore. If I had the funds, I’d buy this genuine Usonian for what seems to be a remarkable price to enjoy in the spring. In the winter, I’d spend a few months in that mod Winter Park place earlier in this post. And something pre-1800 in coastal Maine would be nice for summers. And a fancy Queen Anne Victorian pile for home base. This is a dream site, right?

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  25. ErinS says: 35 comments

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/99-Catawissa-St_Mahanoy-City_PA_17948_M31601-76697#photo0

    Thought I’d share this with you folks. From what I am seeing, this is probably one of the best church conversions I’ve seen. The flow is nice, what they did with the choir loft is divine (punny)…and the kitchen, imho, is exquisite.

    Oh…and this came up in an earlier chat about another beautiful church reno….the bells are functional.

    Give me bats in my belfry anyday. I LOVE quirky conversions.

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  26. Julie Miller says: 16 comments

    This may be too much info, but I lost my virginity in this home:

    https://www.realtor.com/international/ca/558-main-street-mahone-bay-nova-scotia-120010723600/

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  27. CindyCindy says: 266 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    https://www.savethesoldiershome.com/

    This is the Old Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, Wi. It was finally designated a National Historic Landmark I believe two years ago. This was designated as a veterans hospital and home after the Civil War by Abraham Lincoln. There were three such veterans homes designated at that time, this is the most intact one left. This is such a great place, it is in a park setting and has many more historic buildings than just the buildings that are beginning to be restored. Click on Multi-media and select Tour to see more pictures or select any of the headings for more info.

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  28. lara janelara jane says: 485 comments
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    https://www.estately.com/listings/info/209-south-grove-avenue–2

    If you google the address you can find many other photos of this home from previous listings (I searched here and didn’t find it posted, maybe it was a listing that fell off from the old site because I’m sure I remember seeing it and this is my only “old house” place!). I’ve always loved the kitchen!

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  29. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Recently started watching abandoned place videos on YouTube… most of them are poorly done but once in awhile you catch something beautiful. This person went back to their childhood home and filmed it before it was demolished… worth taking a look https://youtu.be/gYbPvSIP79o

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  30. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 986 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    A 1950 Lustron with 5+ acres and outbuildings!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/959-County-Road-61-Julesburg-CO-80737/2090112856_zpid/

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  31. RT says: 113 comments

    Just 4 today!
    Why aren’t there ever enough pictures of the carriage houses? WHY WHY WHY!!?! These bathrooms are nice.
    Scranton, PA. 450K: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/PA/pmf,pf_pt/9553722_zpid/47_rid/7_days/carriage_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/43.64005,-73.416138,38.526681,-81.78772_rect/6_zm/
    Lovely setting. I’m a little meh on some of the choices here, but still nice.
    Scenery Hill, PA. 750K: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/PA/pmf,pf_pt/144634912_zpid/47_rid/7_days/carriage_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/43.64005,-73.416138,38.526681,-81.78772_rect/6_zm/2_p/
    Gorgeous setting. Can anyone tell me what’s above the fireplace in pic #8?
    Springfield, VT. 324K: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2798-Weathersfield-Ctr-Rd-Springfield-VT-05156/2093506186_zpid/
    Whole lotta acreage! Wish they showed inside condition of carriage house though.
    Stanfordville, NY. 1.595M: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NY/pmf,pf_pt/67545990_zpid/43_rid/7_days/carriage_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/45.232349,-71.581421,40.250184,-79.953003_rect/6_zm/

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  32. JefsndyJefsndy says: 139 comments
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    1915 Craftsman
    Orange, CA

    Attached is a very special home located in Riverside CA. It is the home of renowned Architect Henry L.A. Jewel. Mr Jekel is known for many many fine historic homes in Riverside CA. (He was the architect on my Great Uncles home as well-located :https://www.redfin.com/CA/Riverside/3663-Mount-Rubidoux-Dr-92501/home/4926181)
    Anyway-this is the home that he built. I can see a Brett Waterman “Restored” episode! It could be a great multi family home, a court yard in the middle for summer days, ahh-the possibilities.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5043-Magnolia-Ave_Riverside_CA_92506_M17489-80671
    http://oldriverside.org/2017/05/vintage-home-tour-restoration-faire/henry-l-a-and-amanda-jekel-house-c-1921/

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/architectural.lion.riverside.ca/posts/

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  33. MaggieMay says: 66 comments

    I always wondered why people never smiled in the old pics taken decades ago? Well, the dog looks happy.
    I have been saving houses to share for 2 weeks now, and now all I can find is this one. They must be saved on a different site.
    Anyways, I hope this hasn’t been shared already. If so, here’s an encore.
    In Knoxville, TN. I saw the outside paint colors, and didn’t know what to expect inside. I was quite pleasantly surprised. And maybe the outside looks better in person than in the pictures. Enjoy!!

    https://www.trulia.com/p/tn/knoxville/2814-pruden-dr-knoxville-tn-37918–2040801927

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  34. Anne Hamilton says: 210 comments

    Sorry for late posting, Brookland Plantation is for sale in Statesburg, SC, just reduced. This is in the “High Hills” area of SC, which is he area where many lowcountry planters built their summer homes to escape the summer heat and diseases in the lowcountry. There are at least 15 extant plantaion homes in this area.
    Im surprised it hasnt sold uet, in commuting distance to both Aumyer, Shw F base as well as Camden, Florence (USMC Med Center) and Columbia.

    https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-555-dmd3b6/6060-brookland-stateburg-sc-29150

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  35. Anne Hamilton says: 210 comments

    Sorry, post above should say, surprised no sold yet, and Sumter, not Aumyer, Shaw AF Base. Sorry was typing into the Sun

  36. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    The Ogden Mallory House (1841), a side step-gable Federal built of limestone in the old port district of Sandusky, Ohio. The original owner was a stone mason who was responsible for a number of other prominent buildings in the city. Individually listed in the National Register. Priced at $38k:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/410-Warren-St_Sandusky_OH_44870_M35488-87108

  37. Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Sorry, Kelly – just can’t get excited about that mid-century stuff – maybe in another twenty years or so… : )

    Meanwhile, here is an old Catskills hotel in Stamford, NY – searching images of it led me to an old OHD post for a neighboring property, where it is mentioned as an afterthought in the comments as being on the market for $875,000: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/07/13/1905-stamford-ny/
    Well, the price has come down a bit as it is now a foreclosure listed at $137,800:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/2089806909_zpid/42.634464,-73.801346,41.970212,-74.790115_rect/9_zm/?

    And an old beauty in the Hudson River town of Athens, NY:

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/30490484_zpid/42.634464,-73.801346,41.970212,-74.790115_rect/9_zm/?

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    • EileenM says: 290 comments

      I can’t get excited about mid-century architecture either! I just skip them when they come up on OHD.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2240 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I already made comments re: the old Stamford hotel when it was first posted, so will skip comments this time. But…

      I wonder if one can see the Hudson Lighthouse from the back of the house in Athens? That’d be cool!

      • Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
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        1800 cottage
        Upstate, NY

        Sorry for being confusing with my post ( who’s on first – ?!), but the one in foreclosure isn’t the one that was posted on OHD before. Unfortunately, though, there is only one picture of the one in foreclosure – although it is possible to see more if you search “Belvedere Country Inn”…

    • BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I’m curious about the age of people who do/don’t care about the MCM stuff. I’m 49 and it’s just old enough to remind me of my grandparents’ houses which is why I like it, I think.

      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2240 comments
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        1920 Colonial Revival
        Upstate/Central, NY

        I sometimes look at the MCMs & may be able to admire them for what they are, but they aren’t my thing. I’m 67. My favorites tend to be houses from about 1920-1939. Have no idea if it has to do with my age, or just personal preference.

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      • Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
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        1800 cottage
        Upstate, NY

        Interesting point, Bethany. Although I am a little older than you, my favorites are the places that remind me of MY grandparents’ house – which (due mostly to a lack of spare cash for updating) was largely of a 1920’s & 30’s vintage. Actually, I’ve read that, as adults, we are drawn to the places that remind us of our happiest childhood memories, which is certainly true in my case…

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      • Marie says: 232 comments

        I’m 69 and I find the MCM homes kind of bland and lacking the details that I like in a home. Although, I have to admit that the ones’ John had been posting, Frank Lloyd Wright kind of houses are nice. They have an organic feel. I bought my house, because it did have some of the features I remember from my grandparents’ house.

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  38. Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    How about this 1925 Sears home which is in very nice original condition (despite some unfortunate exterior vinyl) in upstate NY – ? Note the woodwork, light fixtures, and kitchen cabinets – and my particular favorite, the living room ceiling paper…

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/30501190_zpid/42.634464,-73.801346,41.970212,-74.790115_rect/9_zm/?

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    • natira121natira121 says: 602 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Peter,

      That first house is such a treasure! Awesome! Thanks for posting it

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2240 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Love the 2nd & 3rd houses, and would have to go through each them a whole bunch of times, to be able to choose! The Station Rd. house house has great windows & light along w. some unique built-ins, whereas the Platt Rd. house has a really cool entry staircase hall & lots of nooks with seating. Eenie, meenie, minie, moe…

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 780 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      These are all A+ posts. Thank you Peter.

  39. AnnMarie S. says: 1 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1101-Panola-St-Tarboro-NC-27886/68689694_zpid/

    An untouched 1950’s Colonial Revival in Tarboro, NC. Look at the kitchen! And the wood paneled den/bar.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 602 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I must have the pink tile bathroom floor!!!!! That’s awesome!

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2240 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Yes, I would change out the kitchen’s wallpaper, but otherwise love it, most esp. its large breakfast nook! The whole house is really nice! But would immediately take out all of the wall to wall carpeting!. The DR… Is th mural/scenic wallpaper on only one wall, maybe?? I’m not overly fond of gray-burgundy tile color combos, but would learn to live with it, that other pink tiled bath floor evening it out. ??

    • BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Fantastic! I wouldn’t change a thing in that kitchen, especially not the wallpaper!

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 780 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I just got transported to my childhood. What an original home. Seems like a great value, too.

      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 780 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA, PA

        According to my research, this was the home of Lucille Fountain, who passed away in 2008. She was the sister-in-law of Congressman L.H. Fountain, who apparently lived across the street, and who had a rather distinguished career in Congress starting in the 1960’s. One of Lucille’s sons, Reggie, became known as a speedboat racer and later manufacturer and sold ultra-fast cigarette boats to the first President Bush, some Sheiks and others. All in all,not your run of the mill family nor a run of the mill home.

  40. Jo Ann G says: 130 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/203-n-waddill-mckinney-tx_rb/?fromHomePage=true&shouldFireSellPageImplicitClaimGA=false&fromHomePageTab=buy

    I have been in this home and although it needs some maintenance work it is incredible! So many of the original features are intact. It is in a perfect neighborhood. If my husband would live in the city, this would have been mine but he wants land.

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  41. Joseph says: 367 comments

    If you are in the market for a big old colonial in New Hampshire there are a few in Salisbury:

    https://www.trulia.com/p/nh/salisbury/642-old-turnpike-rd-salisbury-nh-03268–2003239041

    House and antique shop.

    Another one you might want for the address alone:

    https://www.trulia.com/p/nh/salisbury/260-raccoon-hill-rd-salisbury-nh-03268–1004804677

    Basic farm house, lots of space. A nice blank canvas to work with.

    Another 18th century one. https://www.trulia.com/p/nh/salisbury/152-w-salisbury-rd-salisbury-nh-03268–2088378106

    This one has some nice paneled walls, and as a bonus, a cute guest cottage:

    https://www.trulia.com/p/nh/salisbury/650-old-turnpike-rd-salisbury-nh-03268–2003239045

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  42. SuruSuru says: 5 comments

    I’m a little late to be sharing this, but I saw this listing on another forum. You have to love the bathrooms.
    https://www.sothebyshomes.com/Los-Angeles-Real-Estate/sales/18301598_CLAW-184-South-HUDSON-Avenue-Los-Angeles-(City)-CA-90004

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  43. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1060 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Those are possibly the best bathrooms I’ve seen.

  44. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11894 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks for all the great shares over the weekend! The link exchange is good all week, don’t think it’s too late to share once Monday hits.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6058 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I don’t know about “perfect”, but it is a great house with some really beautiful, quality things inside for sure. TY 🙂

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  45. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 986 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Original kitchen appliances in this 1962 Ranch:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/945-E-5th-St-Colby-KS-67701/91297292_zpid/

    Nice woodwork, built-ins in this 1912 Prairie style:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1207-Riverside-Dr-South-Bend-IN-46616/77020824_zpid/

    A 1928 Italian Renaissance which needs a little back-dating:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4955-N-Grandview-Dr-Peoria-Heights-IL-61616/5125846_zpid/

  46. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    A 1929 Mediterranean in Peoria? https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/208-N-Western-Ave-Peoria-IL-61604/5159136_zpid/?fullpage=true Why not? Appears to be move in ready and although somewhat modernized, the best of the period details appear to remain.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4953 comments
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      Nice one, Matt! Not sure of the build date, but it was the summer and retirement home of Thomas T. Buckley (1817-1887), a local man who made a fortune in the City and spent his leisure time in his hometown. The estate extended to the banks of the Hudson.
      https://binged.it/2rdOhS3

      • zoomey says: 526 comments

        Love, love, love that house! I even like the wallpaper, and I normally can’t stand wallpaper. It has a wonderful homey, welcoming feel, spacious, airy, very inviting house. Wish I could afford it!!

  47. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Perhaps the best $25,000 church building I’ve seen in a while: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/465-3rd-St-Illiopolis-IL-62539/2091089819_zpid/?fullpage=true Incredibly intact former Methodist Church-note in photo #14 an original Hoosier cabinet. The stained glass windows may be worth the asking price but there is so much more like the soaring Gothic beams inside the sanctuary. Illiopolis, Illinois is about 16 miles west of Decatur, IL in the center of the state and due east of Springfield. Population is slightly less than 900 but definitely within commuting distance of Decatur. Taxes do not seem too bad either. It would make for a nice residential conversion for someone with creativity and talent on a smaller budget, IMO. Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/L4MAFSitcT62

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Saddens me there is no longer a congregation to worship in this beautiful structure. The Gothic arched ceiling is wonderful, even with dark photos. And of course, the stained glass windows are a treasure. I think both would overwhelm me as a residence.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        One of the best Church to residential conversions I’ve seen was a bed & breakfast in Ventura, CA. Much of the original sanctuary was kept. A talented designer added bedrooms in a subtle manner so that the ecclesiastical flavor wasn’t lost. The former Church was featured in a VICTORIAN HOMES magazine article. Adapting a well preserved Church into a B & B or private residence is a big challenge but there are creative people who can accomplish it. I think the interior needs more natural light and/or the old dark shellac finish stripped and the wood lightened. Too dark and gloomy inside for a comfortable residence. Perhaps a quality skylight would brighten things up. I could also see an adaptive use as a restaurant or some type of retail establishment. However, a streetview around the small community shows many underutilized or abandoned looking commercial buildings. Some are architecturally noteworthy: (streetview) https://goo.gl/maps/jcLAmrvdavQ2

    • John says: 783 comments

      You may like this one and when you consider it is Canadian funds it probably 20 k Us funds. Hope it goes through;
      https://www.instagram.com/p/BiMUz48g_O8/?taken-by=cheapoldhouses

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Fabulous Church building at any price. It is interesting to note that when selling (deconsecrated) Churches, since the sellers often do not have a personal stake in the properties, the prices are often exceedingly low. I worry when they are this low that greedy salvagers will buy them, swoop in, and strip them down for architectural salvage which is usually very profitable. Although sometimes the reason for putting a church up for sale is due to dwindling congregations, I think the primary reason is location because the Church buildings were built to last generations yet demographics and housing patterns change over time. In the past, a central neighborhood location was often the choice for a Church site because many members preferred to walk to services. Neighborhoods change over time and like the disappeared old corner small Mom & Pop groceries replaced by supermarkets, todays modern, well-attended Churches are larger now and are often located in the suburbs far from the old downtowns. This leaves a lot of old urban Churches in an abandoned state. I have no practical solutions to offer for this phenomenon common to our times. Thanks for sharing the Canadian example.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11894 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Now I understand why people that grew up in certain style homes may not like those styles. I did not grow up in a Contemporary home but I did spend most of my childhood in a good ol’ fashion trailer (not a fancy manufactured home but a trailer.) All that paneling, it actually gave me anxiety! 😀 Original or not, I’d want to destroy it. So yeah, I get it now. 😀

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      • John says: 783 comments

        🙂 I almost didn’t send it but it is hard to find them with close to original kitchens like you asked for and I liked the butterfly bench. after the 2 FLW’s in hindsight I should have known it would look that much worse lol

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      • natira121natira121 says: 602 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        I grew up in a series of non-descript cheaply built houses ranging from the 40’s to the late 70’s, further non-descripted by a mother who had abslotely no sense of style whatsoever ( and she still doesn’t *grin*)

        However, memorable homes from my childhood include my grandparents wonderful farm house, my favorite aunt’s awesome and stylishly decorated epitome of mid century modern, complete with TONS of walnut scan design furniture (probably worth a fortune today, if my cousins kept it, which I’m sure they didn’t). The lovely downtown apartment my other grandparents lived in, the awesome farm houses owned by my grandparents friends, and a couple of houses owned by my school friends, and the fantastic Craftsman at the stable where I boarded my horse. We aren’t just influenced by our parents taste, or lack thereof, nor are we doomed to like, or hate, that with which we have been innundated.

        Even as a child, I loved OLD. Old everything. Maybe it was because my mother’s parents were a large presence in my life, or maybe I was just born that way. When I had kids, I instilled a love of old things in them, accidently, as well as very much on purpose. Not just old stuff, but old ways too. I believe we all benefit from this.

        My kids are grown, and I’m a grandma 4 times over. I have a wonderful, small, crooked, quirky house that everyone loves, and I cherish the thought of my grandchildren spending years and years here, developing a love for OLD.

        As I’ve gotten older (and yes, I love that too…. especially the gray hair!) I’ve grown to appreciate more old things, as well as appreciating the time and work involved in keeping a period house period, regardless of it’s age. I may not want to live in a MCM, but I do love seeing one that hasn’t been lost to “remodeling” or whatever euphemism you want to use.

        I’ve learned so much from this site, and everyone here. My house will benefit, as well as my kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Old is good.

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11894 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Your comment made me smile and warmed my heart. 🙂

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        • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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          2001 craftsman farmhouse
          Bainbridge Island, WA

          Natira, you have a fabulous outlook….love it, as I too, have grandchildren who I hope a little, “old” is rubbing off on. Old is about reflected history, and is grounding to me. I love the OHD site. It’s very satisfying for me to witness all ages contribute from their own personal frame of reference…….and that’s how it should be.

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Great house, John. If I ever HAD to move to California, it would have to be to a house like this. These houses, especially when original to the architect’s intent, are so in tune with both their time and place. This one is so livable in its indoor/outdoor flow….beautiful..!!

      • John says: 783 comments

        Hi Sandy B. Even though it isn’t an original kitchen or baths I thought the owners took great care in keeping with the spirit of the house and design. That in itself made it share worthy for me !!!

        • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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          2001 craftsman farmhouse
          Bainbridge Island, WA

          Exactly right John…..as I noted: the architect’s intent was maintained. That takes a sensitive approach, which isn’t always easy or inexpensive to carry out. They did good!!

  48. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1938.

    Wichita, KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77332218_zpid/

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  49. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1959. Cue the Brady Bunch theme:

    Piedmont, AL: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2089897495_zpid/

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  50. I resisted sharing this one before just because the pictures are a little grainy and not great but they keep dropping the price. Down over $100k since it was listed 2 months ago! Think they are eager to sell. It really has a ton of potential and could be a lovely and grand house. Looking up the street view you can get a much clearer idea of the state of the front exterior which I think looks pretty good!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/256-Andover-St-Lowell-MA-01852/166039226_zpid/

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  51. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1920 school:

    Bruno, AR:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2095219745_zpid/

  52. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1890 Funeral Parlor:

    Calico Rock, AR:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2090880671_zpid/

  53. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1927 Church:

    Egypt, AR: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/90775813_zpid/

  54. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1930. Needs alot of fixin’.

    San Antonio, TX: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26258640_zpid/

  55. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1928. One of the most beautiful staircases ever:

    San Antonio, TX: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26220594_zpid/

  56. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    Cool old mill for sale in Scotland. I can’t find a build date! Could be I’m just not looking in the right place. It’s old!

    Sourin Mill,Rousay,Scotland
    https://www.onthemarket.com/details/4670493/

  57. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    One more…saved the best for last. 1565 castle. No renovation. I’m not sure one would want to renovate.
    This has me COMPLETELY mesmerized. I can’t stop looking.

    Knockhall Castle, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire:
    https://www.onthemarket.com/details/3339337/

  58. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Rare 1936 Art Deco style home in Muncie, IN: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3100-W-University-Ave-Muncie-IN-47304/85201050_zpid/?fullpage=true However, I really cannot tell what is original or was added but then Deco style homes are so rare I have little knowledge about them. Looks to be move in ready.

    • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      John, I think this house may fall more into the Art Moderne classification than Deco. It is a glamorous house at an unbelievable price, even though I know nothing about the area. It could have been the site of a 1930s movie! Some of the details….balustrade for one, kitchen with its soft edges, use of mirrored surfaces and circles. I adore the dressing table in the master bedroom….WOW!!

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Sandy B.,
        As I stated, Art Deco/Art Moderne/Streamline Moderne are outside my area of expertise. I consider them to be early subsets of the International Style as there was the German Bauhaus movement as well as the French Art Deco movement which were both popular in the time period between the two World Wars. (1919-1939) Unfortunately, it was not until the post-WWII period before the International Style really hit its stride.
        However this house is stylistically classified, it reminds me too of some of the sets from old movies made in the 1930’s. Perhaps if I were more knowledgeable, I could tell if there any later alternations still in the Deco style but not original to the house. If some of the interior details are later, I think a conscious effort was made to make them sympathetic to the original design. Muncie is east of Indianapolis not far from the Ohio border and was an industrial factory town until the 1970’s. General Motors used to have a major presence in the town. In the 21st century post-industiral age, towns like Muncie struggle to rebuild their economic bases. In the meantime, there are many historic homes remaining from a more prosperous past like this example.

        • Sandy BSandy B says: 703 comments
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          2001 craftsman farmhouse
          Bainbridge Island, WA

          John….. interesting discussion…thanks. I do agree with you for the most part. This house has neither the brutal hard edges of truly International style, nor does it have much in the way of geometric motifs, stair balustrade excluded. It does have a lot of horizontal banding and curves to the facade and on the interior, with a few nouveau flourishes thrown in, which brings it closer to Moderne, in my opinion. As with most architecture (and people) very few examples demonstrate a singular origin. And that is what makes it all so fascinating to me!!

  59. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1884:

    Sunbury, PA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/78742004_zpid/

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  60. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1889. Gorgeous!

    Sunbury,PA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/78742002_zpid/

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  61. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1900 church. I just love this one!

    Catawissa, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9221583_zpid/

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