May 25, 2018: Link Exchange & Cookie Banner Info

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s home was known as the Charles R. Miller home and stood at 509 S Lawrence (now Broadway) St in Wichita, Kansas. Built about 1878, demolished in 1923. Designed by Will Sternberg and Stanford White. Info about this home came from Wichita Photos.

    This particular home photo, you can buy with the home featured as the design. Women’s light color top, women’s dark color top, men’s dark top, a postcard and (kind of as a joke since shot glasses are not that great for custom designs on Zazzle), the flask. Use code ZMEMORIALDAY for 15% off!

    Some posts this weekend.

    Next Friday is the supporter shout out. Want to be included? Link to OHD Support info.

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    • GeoffreyPS says: 105 comments

      Today’s house has lovely “hangy-downy” things. I’ve no idea what they are called but I’ve always liked that type of embellishment.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        The hangy-down things are know as drop finials and were very popular at the time this house was built. I readily accept the William Henry Sternberg attribution but (“yet unknown”) Stanford White as co-designer or supervising architect? I suppose such a collaboration is possible but Stanford White was making a name for himself in the 1870’s with his early work designing Colonial and Shingle style houses. I’d have to see more evidence to accept that he had some role in designing this one. It looks similar to some of the Palliser Bros. designs or perhaps from another published source. Sternberg went on to be the architect of choice for Wichita’s well to do. Wichita architectural historian Ken Elliot explains the Stanford White connection: “Although not an architect by training, Sternberg often had considerable input into the design and layout of the homes he built. Indeed Sternberg publically advertised himself as an architect. Many of his customers, unaware of the need for an architect at the time when deciding to build a house, would contact Sternberg first when they wanted to build and then it was Sternberg who would usually contact an architect of his choice and advise the architect on what the home-owner wanted and could afford. So the architect (if there was one) would frequently follow Sternberg’s ideas and designs. Sternberg was the first recorded builder to and use an “outside” (New York) architect purely for style and design in a Wichita residence. The house, designed by Stanford White and built by Sternberg was the Charles R. Miller residence at 507 S. Lawrence Avenue (now Broadway Street). Stanford White although building a national reputation would a few years later would receive national acclaim for his designs including Madison Square Garden in New York as well as many homes for the Vanderbilts, the Astors, Joseph Pulitzer and other notables of the day. The design and construction of this Sternberg-built home that Stanford White-designed was eye-catching and charming to Wichitans of the day”

        Again, I have no way to confirm the White attribution but it looks far too ornate compared to the other designs he was making in the late 1870’s. Beautiful home no matter who the designer was. Sad to learn it was demolished in the 1920’s for a gas station but in the first half of the 20th century such demolitions were common

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        • guinan says: 63 comments

          John,
          I have missed your erudite comments. I’ve learned so much from you and always look for your comments on Kelly’s postings. It’s so good to hear from you!

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  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Repeating this so people will read and know what the heck….

    When visiting the site today, you’ll see a black banner pop up telling you about cookies. It’s suppose to apply to European’s only but it’s showing to EVERYONE. This is to comply with the new European GDPR law about cookies and user data stored (as in IP addresses, emails, names, cookies.) Since I serve ads to European folks, I have to have the banner. It will eventually only show to Europeans visitors but for now, again, everyone. Sorry for the annoyance.

    The banner is on a 30 day popup annoyance period (using the same browser, if you switch browsers within 30 days, it’ll popup with each new browser.) Again, eventually it’ll show only to Europeans but it is showing for us American’s too. 😀

    PS: I’ve been reading about this new law and cookies today and now I really, REALLY want a chocolate chip cookie.

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  3. Mike says: 67 comments

    Happy Friday!
    Here’s a 1947 house in the Jackson Park Highlands historic district in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. The area has some incredible homes.
    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/6711-S-Constance-Ave-60649/home/13926568
    This one was built by Sam Briskin, founder of Revere Camera Co., for his daughter and son-in-law. The contractor was Ragnar Benson, who was a personal friend of Mr. Briskin and who apparently went above and beyond in the design and construction of the house (apparently, the Lannon stone exterior was redone three times before deemed correct). The house cost $70k when built. Benson went on to much bigger projects including the cooling towers at Three Mile Island.
    I hope the new owners keep the Vitrolite bathroom (and all the other excellent stuff)!

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  4. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Cora’s OHD order arrived! She is sharing a pic of the mug and one of the postcard designs.

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  5. SD says: 57 comments

    does anyone remember the st. joseph mo preservation website from about 10 years back? they would list houses for sales and endangered homes. did it close down or migrate to facebook like many old websites have over the years?

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  6. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Gambrel-roofed houses were considered ‘high-end’ in 18th-century Connecticut (tall guys like me weren’t so likely to bonk their heads in the attic). Here’s a couple of standouts from two of the colony’s most prosperous towns:

    Norwich: https://www.historichomesinct.com/details.php?mls=170085934

    Wethersfield: https://www.historichomesinct.com/details.php?mls=G10174908

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  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    On 140 acres of gorgeous Ulster county, NY; well into the green; just outside of the village; sits this GEM! Property includes sweet little house and RAD ole barn! MORE BARN! Sigh…..

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1883-Glasco-Tpke-Woodstock-NY-12498/32884901_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I think it was Sue or Anne who shared this one last summer. Still for sale.
    Amazing state of preserve.

    https://www.movoto.com/vinalhaven-me/481482-zekes-point-rd-vinalhaven-me-04863-950_1307137/for-sale/

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  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Also still for sale since last summer is this divine, under scaled, probably formerly shingled, rambler after Stanford White. LOVE

    https://www.movoto.com/stone-ridge-ny/55-leggett-rd-stone-ridge-ny-12484/pid_wsxs7mnrjh/for-sale/

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  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Great start to a COOL barn conversion in Ulster County, NY just needs a thoughtful, creative hand to get in there and take it “Furthur”.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/28-Ulster-Ave-Esopus-NY-12487/66882893_zpid/?fullpage=true

  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Nauseating HDR imagery distorts what is probably a lovely house.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/22-S-Franklin-St_Athens_NY_12015_M38451-15124#photo0

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  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    EASILY the most interesting, important, BEAUTIFUL house I’ve seen all year!

    And YES – I think the kitchen is out of this world FABULOUS and successful.

    https://www.movoto.com/home/3244-trinity-rd-louisville-ky-40206-pid_444bnq8feh

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  13. SueSue says: 533 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Happy Friday everyone.

    Here in Maine it is almost summer and that means one thing…no not lobster…lots of houses on the market. Here are some for all to enjoy.

    You can have your own little “village” on the water in Brunswick. House is described as a Chalet built in 1900 but I need everyone to way in on that one. No yard to speak of but when your yard is a beach and water I don’t think you can complain.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/697-Gurnet-Rd_Brunswick_ME_04011_M41595-13724#photo34

    For just over 2 million dollars you could own this classic 1926 “summer” cottage in Ogunquit. When I think of summer’s in Maine I think of houses just like this.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/96-Stearns-Rd_Ogunquit_ME_03907_M38234-14208#photo11

    Much lower in price is this dreamy cottage on Chebeague Island. Says it was built in 1890. Really adorable and definitely should have sand on the floors all summer from kids running in and out.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/72-Fire-House-Rd_Chebeague-Island_ME_04017_M43380-35475#photo34

    An adorable Blue Hill in town 1827 cape. They seem to have done a nice job fixing it up. Unusual curved ceiling room on basement. Blue Hill is very pretty.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/23-Pleasant-St_Blue-Hill_ME_04614_M38010-67941

    And to end this list a 1919 cottage on Swan’s Island. This cottage and the spot it is in is like a Wyeth painting. This is heaven.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/206-Rose-Hill-Rd_Swans-Island_ME_04685_M47058-60046

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The “Chalet” in Brunswick is pretty classic Stick Style architecture. It is very picturesque; which is probably why it keeps getting shared. 😉

      I’m with you on the shingled, three season, summer cottage in Ogunquit: it is decidedly the epitome of a classic, three season, Maine, summer retreat. All of that gorgeous, unpainted bead board is PRICELESS. Gorge! TY

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  14. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 826 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    A short tour of two of our historic Susquehanna River towns in Lancaster County, PA (Columbia and Marietta, and environs) Both share a history of once being rather wealthy, and long decline into a period of current stability — which has the advantage of a lot of well preserved homes (because people couldn’t afford to update them).

    Looks like a foreclosure, and needs some fixing, but there’s a lot of original Victorian detail here for a bargain price of $41K. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Columbia_PA/sby-14#M4236622831

    In my opinion, very optimistically priced at $395K but a lovely home with lots of original detail. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Columbia_PA/sby-14#M3632591427

    Again, pricey at 569K (but substatially reduced from it’s original asking price) is this 7 bedroom 7 bath, 11 fireplace early 19th century (Federal?) townhome in Marietta which has lately been a bed and breakfast but would make a wonderful private home. Located on the picturesque town square, within walking distance to some funky shops, bars and restaurants. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Marietta_PA/sby-14?
    pos=38.744647,-76.584885,40.077219,-74.47551,9#M4711577299

    How about a 1780’s stone home (which is likely in a flood zone) for 120K? https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Marietta_PA/sby-14?pos=38.744647,-76.584885,40.077219,-74.47551,9#M4569111158

    Solid looking 1892 detached home with well-preserved interor details. Not overly remuddled. 215K https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/213-E-Market-St-Marietta-PA-17547/9769459_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1849 Ironmaster mansion built by Henry Musselman. My family married into this family, but it was in the applesauce branch of the Musselman’s. $425K, lots of square footage and nice detailing, manageable acreage. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1440-Mount-Pleasant-Rd-Columbia-PA-17512/9696047_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Ever wanted to have half your house be an old bank, complete with vault? Unique. $260K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13-W-High-St-Maytown-PA-17550/54223381_zpid/?fullpage=true

    An 1836 Federal on 26 acres…price reduced since last year but still, I think, about 200K over value at $875K. Still worth a look for a relatively pure home in the country. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/400-Stackstown-Rd-Marietta-PA-17547/246000615_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  15. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 826 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    This pre-revolutionary New Jersey brick Federal has potential with a capital “P”. $400K on about 4 acres. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/169-Lighthouse-Rd_Pennsville_NJ_08070_M68880-43489#photo0

    An extraordinary 1792 brick estate property on 125 acres isn’t cheap at 1.2 million but it’s worth a look even for those of us without fat checkbooks. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/723-Harmersville-Canton-Rd_Salem_NJ_08079_M55678-53789?ex=NJ634345146

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  16. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 826 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Tangier Island, VA. Here’s your opportunity to buy a restaurant/b&b on an island in the Chesapeake with an interesting history, complete with a local population that still speaks a dialect close to Elizabethan English — due to their centuries of relative isolation. One drawback — unless something is done by the Federal or state government to stabilize the island, it will likely not exist much longer. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/16243-Main-Ridge-Rd_Other-Virginia_VA_23440_M56946-68568

    A 1740 (with later additions) Eastern Shore home in Accomac, a town with the oldest functioning courthouse in the USA. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/24118-Front-St_Accomac_VA_23301_M69514-42639#photo0

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 826 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Whoops, I messed up. Doing it from memory never helps. The adjoining Eastern Shore county (Northampton) has the oldest continuing court records in America.

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    • zoomey says: 531 comments

      I love both these houses. Tangiers Island will be underwater in 50 years unless the Army Corps of Engineers does something to fill in the land. It’s a beautiful place, but not a great long-term investment. The house in Accomac is lovely, absolutely perfect except it’s on a four-lane road! Yikes. Not for me, but if you don’t mind that road, it’s a stunning house.

  17. Anne M.Anne M. says: 859 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Lots of great houses so far this week!
    Here’s a 1906 Craftsman at 82 Main St. Ashburnham, MA
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/56690874_zpid/1700-1935_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.702622,-71.588631,42.442207,-72.028084_rect/10_zm/0_mmm/
    Love the exterior of this 1900 house & think I would like the interior too if I could get past the fish-eye photos
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/59-Dryads-Grn_Northampton_MA_01060_M34105-76012
    Having a hard time with my wi-fi tonight, will post a few more tomorrow!

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  18. CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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    Carpentersville, IL

    I’m fairly actively looking for my forever home and to that end, I’m pouring over the OHD website, looking at all the states that I’m interested in moving to. A couple days ago I stumbled on an archived listing in Terre Haute for a property called Rocky Edge that consumed my imagination (And apparently many other people’s as well… There were so many comments!) This is the link to the archive:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2011/08/22/1923-terre-haute-in/

    If you go to the bottom of the comments, You’ll see that Kelly has opened them up and included a really sad bit of information about the property… Please check it out. I’m hoping and praying somebody will save this beautiful place.

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3495 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Sad and fascinating. Thank you for the update!

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    • says: 4 comments

      I would be interested in this as a potential wedding reception venue. I wonder what it will go for, considering the extensive work that needs to be done. If someone does purchase it to tear down (Heaven forbid), I’d love to snatch up that AMAZING greenhouse!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Local CC&Rs would probably prevent a commercial enterprise; especially one which would compete with the THCC up the road. Allendale is about as posh as it gets in Terre Haute. I have never understood why SO VERY many people are so fascinated with that house. Maybe it’s just the mystery of the thing. There are all kinds of goofy legends associated with it.

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  19. Beanbag says: 56 comments

    this is my favorite! i love love love the bathrooms!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1712-Mount-Curve-Ave_Minneapolis_MN_55403_M72064-01051

    from a write up ” Built in 1906, this stunning home was designed for Lawrence Donaldson, who with his brother William, founded the Donaldson Department Store in Minneapolis. The architectural firm of Kees and Colburn was commissioned to design the family’s residence, known for a number of major works in Minneapolis including the Grain Exchange Building, Donaldson’s Office Building, and the Charles H. Harrington Mansion. They later designed the Loring Theater, the Ford Centre, and The Lowry, to name a few.”

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    • SouthwestlovesmommaSouthwestlovesmomma says: 115 comments
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      1958 Ranch
      Bartlett, IL

      If I had 3 million and a household working staff of 5, I’d make this place my home!
      Gorgeous!

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 752 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      What a glorious house, just perfect. They’ve done a wonderful job on the decor, and I LOVE that marble bathroom double sink…..betcha can’t find one like that no more! Not my style house, but……I could manage…..☺️

  20. BugLadyBugLady says: 69 comments

    Amazing mansion in Columbus, Ohio right near the Franklin Park Conservatory. Gorgeous entryway, stunning woodwork. And if you love having a sense of vertigo, a perfect ceiling.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1640-E-Broad-St_Columbus_OH_43203_M32478-98404?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

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  21. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 96 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This early 1900s house is just down the street from me and backs onto a beautiful marsh (that drone photo is spectacular). Sesuit Harbor is in the distance. And if you love antiques, the noted New England auction house Eldreds is basically across the street.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1514-Rte-6a-East-Dennis-MA-02641/2089442903_zpid/

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    • natira121natira121 says: 646 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      That’s cool! All that equipment inside is awesome too. I love stuff like that, especially since if I don’t know what it is, I can ask my husband. I’ve know him nearly 40 years, and it STILL surprises me what he knows!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      W O W X3! Thanks’ Paul! THAT is amazing. That one is ready to go. There must be a wood worker out there somewhere with an impressive cache of belt drive tools who would just FLIP to be the owner of that mill. Wish it was me. 🙂 T’s like Roy Underhill goes mech. HEAVEN! Heheheh.

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    • Elaine says: 96 comments

      639,000–I was expecting over 1 mil. 1/3 acre, less than 3000 sq ft. lots of niceties which looks really spread way out, but in a pretty small package (relatively, I mean, not that MY place is that big)! Homeowner’s fees, $27 a month??? And I see the taxes are $12,000 and the assessment is $504! They assess a lot higher there than where I live! OUCH on those taxes! I wonder if that is with or without homestead exemption (or whether they even have that in Maryland)!

      • SuzyQ says: 92 comments

        They have homestead exemption in Maryland but in my case it was only about $1,000 less per year. Taxes in Maryland are outrageous!

    • Sandy BSandy B says: 752 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      This house has it all……LOVE IT!!! The colors they’ve chosen are absolutely delicious. The property would be couple of million where I live. Thanks Rick for that one.

  22. Elaine says: 96 comments

    Hey ya’ll! I’m back to my Youngstown in the Rust Belt again. This one is in Schenley, which if I remember correctly is an okay area. (112 Hall Heights Ave, Youngstown, OH) But MY GOSH! Look at this baby for $19,000! A beauty! But bring your loppers so you can see and get into the front door! I’m just putting the google search on here. If I put something from my Zillow it won’t let people look at it. Zillow is showing it as not on market yet; it’s a newbie!
    https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=112+Halls+Heights+Ave+Youngstown%2C+OH+44509+(Schenley)&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      What a great Eichler! I’m all for closing them in from the front like that. It’s just necessary this day and age. Looks amazing! Both houses are well worth a peek. Thank you.

  23. natira121natira121 says: 646 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Hello everyone! I just came in from the garden, sweaty but satisfied, and sat down to old house dream while I cool off to take a much needed shower, and thought I’d pose a question. I will TRY to keep it brief *grin*

    We will soon be doing some work to our house, and I wanted to ask you guys for suggestions as to what to do with my bathroom. First, a bit about my beloved little house: It was built in 1877, originally a two room house with a tiny porch. In 1900 or so, it was added onto to include a kitchen, and a tiny bedroom, and porches were included front and back. In the early 1960’s, the porches were enclosed, and the back porch was turned into a pantry and a bathroom (yay, indoor plumbing!) the front porch is what we call a service porch… storage, an extra fridge, washer/dryer and tons of windows.

    The overall impression here is gramma’s farmhouse. I have been s l o w l y working toward a look that’s a bit more rustic, but the bathroom has me stumped.

    I am tempted to go screaming 1960’s….pink toilet and sink (I’ve got the original clawfoot tub, and can paint it any color) and tile the entire thing. But maybe another color? The bathroom is off the livingroom, which in it’s final incarnation will be colonial red, olive, and navy, with natural wood ceiling, and pine trim which is already there and ageing to a very nice golden color.

    Or maybe go more rustic with the bathroom? Lots of wood? Maybe lots of wood and Norwegian rosemaling? Wood and tile?

    Or maybe I could turn it into more pantry, dig a hole, build an outhouse, and bathe in the pond!?

    It’s a tiny bathroom, about 5×7, concrete floor (and you would be horrified if I told you how that was accomplished) and the ceiling slopes from 8 to 6 feet. Luckily the door is on one end, tub on the other.

    Have fun! Suggest away! Give me more ideas!

    Gonna take a shower now. I stink!

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 752 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      A little tricky to respond not seeing the house, but I’ll give it a shot from the hip. First of all, Nirtira, given the diverse chronology of your house, it’s time for you to decide on a cohesive theme/style/time frame, in order to end up with something other than unhappy confusion. That is where you should begin….. in my retired preservation architect opinion. ☺️

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      • natira121natira121 says: 646 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Yeah, the diverse chronology is really stumping me. I’ve always intended to keep the farmhouse feel, and the kitchen definitely reflects that, as does the service porch and pantry. But the bathroom I just can’t get my brain around for some reason. I would LOVE to pick your brains about the house in general… it’s got some nifty quirks, and as a preservation architect (retired) I think you’d be interested in the construction.

        Would you be willing to take this private? My email is natira121@gmail.com

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Option 3 sounds fun to me. 😉

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Your bathroom sounds like our bathroom. Porch enclosed turned bathroom/laundry. 8′ to 5′ slope, our tub sits under the 5′ part, we have to sit down to shower, boo. Our problem isn’t in how to style it but how to arrange it. My 6’3″ husband is tired of scrunching to take a shower so flipping our bathroom layout is up at the top of our to-do list.

      I’m hoping to do tile in the shower stall (no tub) and beadboard everything else, painted rather than stained because it’s so dark in our bathroom.

      We had to throw down vinyl over the industrial carpet someone GLUED to the freaking subfloor. It looks completely awful right now but that carpet was too disgusting.

      You could match the materials in your kitchen but paint it a different color. I kind of want to see pics of your current bathroom, just to get an idea. 🙂

      • natira121natira121 says: 646 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Kelly and Sandra,

        I will be posting pics soon. I’ve been busy in the garden, but my back needs a break, so I’ll be working on this tonight. Right now, I’m having a much deserved beer. Has anyone else discovered Grapefruit Shandy by Leinenkugel? Man! It’s awesome! I’m not a big beer drinker (Southern Comfort is my preferred poison) but this beer rocks! Even the burps are good. *giggle*

        Kelly, my tub is across the end, you may want to do that so the shower head is higher for hubby by moving the plumbing to the higher end. I’m going to do that too, but have the tun faucet separate so it can be wall mounted in the center of the tub. MUCH better for two people that way… no one has to lean on the faucet.

        Off to finish my beer and hit the shower. Back later

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 826 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      My bias is toward being authentic — to today. You are never going to want to live with historically authentic plumbing (your home probably didn’t originally have a bathroom, indeed you talk about it being added in the 1960’s) so whatever you do is going to be today’s interpretation of whatever imagined point in the past you pick. Which is OK. So why not do the 1960’s pink since you already have some of the materials? It would be authentic to the time of the addition. Also kitchens and baths usually get remodeled every generation, if not more often. So do whatever you want! Personally I would do something that stays away from the trendy (like vessel sinks) because they will be out of style soon (if they aren’t already) and just make a nice contemporary bath. If your house survives another 25 years, someone will probably rip it out anyway. Your home is your home, do it your way.

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  24. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1954. VERY unique. Especially the bathroom that’s set in a half-moon shaped space.

    Topeka, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77468086_zpid/

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 827 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I love this place and believe that I may have posted it a long time age when it was still furnished. There are many more pictures in this listing and I love it more. The only thing I’d change, beyond some cosmetics, is the room with the pool table. It seems like a later addition or modification I’d want to roll back.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Wow. That place is outstandingly interesting; and at that age, a bit before it’s time. Hard to be that woody, (and what gorgeous redwood it is), and still feel bright and open. All those great big windows do wonders for that. Pity the photography isn’t better. Nice.

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    • SarahSarah says: 68 comments
      1974 Ranch
      Decatur, IL

      Picture 40 has my favorite bathtub ever!! My grandparents had one like this when I was a little, little girl. {sigh…} Memories!!

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    • zoomey says: 531 comments

      That’s a real wow of a house. Stunning original details with interesting modern decor. Amazing price, but shows you how depressed upstate NY real estate is. In my area this house would be in the millions.

    • SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 96 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1798 Federal/Georgian
      East Dennis, MA

      Hey, John. Thanks for these magnificent listings in France. I keep forwarding them to my wife, who now thinks we should move to Normandy. O. mon. Dieu.

    • MW says: 902 comments

      It is simply amazing that you can get full on, huge, legitimate centuries old castles in great condition for the price of an average home in some parts of CA. How can this be possible? There has to be some catch. Maybe the taxes on castles is crazy, prevents people who could otherwise afford them not want them, plus the huge, constant up-keep of course.

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  25. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2217 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    A couple of houses for sale in Rome, NY (tidbit for the day: The Mohawk River’s source is a bit north of Rome.)

    1) 1930; brick center hall colonial revival. I really like this one; would change out most of the wallpapers & pull up the wall-to-wall carpeting upstairs, but otherwise… ??
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/307-Walnut-St-Rome-NY-13440/31555917_zpid/

    2) 1900; pretty entry hall/staircase, looks like it has a separate scullery/pantry, and I like the alcove off the DR.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1008-N-George-St-Rome-NY-13440/31557027_zpid/

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  26. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    To get the address search to work (on the sidebar), I had to switch out the drop down browsing feature to a new one. I THINK all is working now but if you find something weird happening, let me know.

    • Neness says: 50 comments

      Good morning Kelly,
      Don’t know if this has anything to do with the changes you mentioned, but being inundated with the beauty of John’s Italian and French listings which remind me of my student days in France and the many trips to Italy, two days ago I suddenly no longer could simply go back and click onto the next listing, but it rather takes be back to your homepage and I have to start all over. It’s very frustrating and time consuming. Does that make any sense to you ?
      Have a nice holiday !

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
        Admin

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I’m not sure what you mean, as in you click on one of this links and hit the back button and it goes to the front page rather than back to his comment?

        • Neness says: 50 comments

          Exactly right, Kelly. I then have to start all over for each property listing.It never happened before despite the fact that I have daily searched your site for years.

          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
            Admin

            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            I’m not sure what you mean by starting all over. You click one of the French listing links, go to their page, click the back button on your browser and it goes to the OHD home page or just the top of the link exchange page? I’ve tested in on desktop and phone, it’s hard to find a fix when it doesn’t happen to me so not sure if it’s a browser thing or maybe I’m not understanding the problem you are having.

  27. NonaKNonaK says: 248 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Austin, TX

    If I posted either of these before, my apologies. Two Galveston TX beauties.

    1890 Isaac Heffron House: https://www.trulia.com/p/tx/galveston/1509-post-office-st-galveston-tx-77550–1018447890

    1868 Greek Revival: https://www.trulia.com/p/tx/galveston/1328-ball-st-galveston-tx-77550–2070082750

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2217 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I esp. like the second house – elegant, yet welcoming, with plenty of details. Love the number of huge windows in the DR & the upstairs sitting room.

  28. Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is one of the original houses, circa 1905, that comprised the basic compound of the famed Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock, NY. A few too many updates for my taste, but worth taking a look at nevertheless:

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/32884694_zpid/1700-1935_built/42.566736,-73.850784,41.901766,-74.839554_rect/9_zm/?

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  29. Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Another early 1900’s Catskill Mountain cottage, along the beautiful Esopus Creek in Shandaken, NY:

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/32872068_zpid/1700-1935_built/42.566736,-73.850784,41.901766,-74.839554_rect/9_zm/2_p/?

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Great cabin Barbara. Thank You. I’m a big fan of Ulster County, NY as well; in fact most of my shares this week are located there. I start dreaming about that part of the world at this time of year. 🙂

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  30. Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    And an 1880 farmhouse situated along the Catskill Creek near the historic stone bridge in Leeds, NY. Very well-maintained and largely original but for the kitchen, which seems to fit fairly well, nevertheless:

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/32872068_zpid/1700-1935_built/42.566736,-73.850784,41.901766,-74.839554_rect/9_zm/2_p/?

  31. Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    And, finally, an 1860 farmhouse, nicely landscaped and also well-maintained, although a bit too “new” feeling for my taste. Note, it is located on the Kaaterskill Creek, not the Catskill Creek (although the two meet up a couple of miles downstream) just outside Catskill, NY:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/2089371692_zpid/1700-1935_built/42.609201,-73.768387,41.944681,-74.757156_rect/9_zm/?

  32. Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    OOPS! Wrong address for the 1880 farmhouse – here’s the correct one:

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/2099056809_zpid/1700-1935_built/42.587972,-73.830185,41.923227,-74.818954_rect/9_zm/2_p/?

  33. Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    To make up for my blooper, here’s a bonus – another farmhouse along the Kaaterskill/Cauterskill, outside Catskill, NY – this one from the 1840’s, with some great barns:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/30495907_zpid/1700-1935_built/42.587972,-73.830185,41.923227,-74.818954_rect/9_zm/4_p/?

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  34. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Even though there’s very little 1900 left inside, the exterior is so cool I still wanted to share:

    Junction City, KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77199270_zpid/

  35. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1937 farmhouse. Neat built-ins.

    Hope,KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91124286_zpid/

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  36. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1914. A solid old house with great potential:

    Hutchinson,KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77256118_zpid/

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  37. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1900:
    Hemingway,SC:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/122039394_zpid/

  38. MW says: 902 comments

    This is not a house for sale, but a bit of sad news. Looks like the historic downtown of Ellicott City, MD is getting hit hard by sudden and devastating flooding again today, second time in 2 years.

    The downtown is very cute and charming and is the part hit the hardest. Let’s hope they can recover fairly quickly again like they did last time, and without major injuries or loss of life.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/27/us/ellicott-city-maryland-flooding/index.html

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  39. CiCi says: 2 comments

    1911, downtown Sacramento. Pretty incredible woodwork. According to the listing, this is Joan Didion’s childhood home: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2000-22nd-St_Sacramento_CA_95818_M24750-53480

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  40. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Wish I had kept the before photos of this one, it was falling apart! Maybe some of you will remember it from years ago.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/72-Allendale-Terre-Haute-IN-47802/77139381_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Couldn’t have been THAT long ago – SURELY! Heheheheh. Jeez. The years do go by. Lord. That house actually wasn’t that bad at all. It had a teeny bit of roof failure but was tarped. It sure had one whole heck of a lot more character that it does now = y u c k. Flipskidoodleflop. 😉

      OK 5 years ago – sheesh. Found some pix!
      https://www.estately.com/listings/info/72-allendale-place
      Sorry but plastic windows; and the original entry was so pretty, and now with that sorry front porch thing = oy. On the bright side – they fixed the roof!

      I’m pretty sure you posted this one at some point as well:

      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/63-Allendale-Terre-Haute-IN-47802/94615710_zpid/?fullpage=true

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Maybe not falling-falling apart but someone that was looking at it, forget if it was the eventual buyer or not, had sent in pics, it needed more work than shown in the old listing photos.

        I think the old entry is there, maybe just blacked out/obscured by the overhang. I’m not a fan of the porch overhangs but glad they kept the kitchen. (It’s not a flip, pretty sure the guy said he was going to live there.) Other than the porch entry overhang (and I’d want to add shutters back), they did a good job with the interior and not messing it up.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Yeah, maybe so. These days, when I see gray on gray with white trim it instantly reads flip. Heheheh. It is nice the place was saved.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cool house. GREAT little town, (Google it!). Of course I’m NUTS for the rube Goldberg lamp, and the RAD Oak and black leather divan! W A N T..

  41. says: 1 comments

    Just put up for sale in Seymour CT:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/174430401_zpid/

    Seymour Historical Society post on FB:
    https://www.facebook.com/SeymourHistoricalSociety/posts/640496059636308/

    https://connecticutbarns.org/find/details/id-45344

    I hope someone buys this and turns it into apartments!

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  42. SD says: 57 comments

    old hotel…

    http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/117-North-St-E-Talladega-AL/7038039/

    i don’t know if it is still for sale. i couldn’t find it listed elsewhere.

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  43. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1892:

    Kansas City, MO: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2341347_zpid/

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  44. SarahSarah says: 68 comments
    1974 Ranch
    Decatur, IL

    There are couple of old “before” photos at the end. They had a LOT of work just covering up all of the YELLOW woodwork (SHAME on the person/s that did that!). Listed for 189,900 in April 2012. If this was just a flip, they really did an awesome job. Just what we’re looking for, but too rich for our blood. Who can say if it’s overpriced for the neighborhood, but really love what they did. Thanks for sharing this one!!

  45. Jansen says: 1 comments

    Help, please. This week or last, in the link exchange, was a post of a wonderful home beside a river with lots of outdoor space and a stone patio next to a swimming hole. For the life of me,I can not find it again.Is anyone able to direct me to the link?

  46. Alex says: 7 comments

    1873 Victorian. South Bend, IN

    Only two owners in 145 years (!). I went to an estate sale the other day here. I was absolutely floored by how original the house is, it looks like it was updated once in the 1920’s (the kitchen & addition) and again in the 60’s (when the current owner moved in), it otherwise looks completely untouched. A treasure, this deserves nothing less than an extensive renovation to its former glory.

    https://www.cressyeverett.com/s/in/st-joseph-county/south-bend/46616/720-park-avenue/dmgid_126013889.html

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Pretty sure that’s the fifth or sixth time that one has been shared. I was the first one right off the MLS presses. Heheheh. I’d say it deserves some front page love for sure. I’m in love with it and wish it was in my town.

      Thanks’ for sharing Alex. You have VERY good taste. I don’t know about “extensive renovation” VS maybe just fixing a bit here and there and then leaving it mostly as is, (as much as possible). That which one takes away, one can never get back. 🙂

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      • Alex says: 7 comments

        Ah yes! Restoration. That’s the word I meant, yikes what an unfortunate jumble of words! Just needs some of that paint scraped off the wood trimwork. There were literally 1900’s victrola’s stuffed in the back garage when I went to see it. That’s how original & perfect this house is! I make sure to stare at the listing every day (sigh).

  47. John says: 783 comments

    Do you remember the state, color, or price range ?

  48. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1171 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Hi everybody! Here is my proposal for this week: a “house” in the rock. Quite common in the area i live in, and very peculiar: these troglodytic houses are inside carved out limestone hillsides. https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1416246326.htm/?ca=7_s

    Translation of the text: “Superb troglodyte without any work to be expected facing south, facing the Loire. Offering living room of about 30m ² with fireplace and bread oven, open kitchen fitted and equipped, 2 bedrooms, an office that can serve as extra bedroom or small lounge, shower room with walk-in shower and toilet. Landscaped garden facing south with summer kitchen. Water well, hillside land accessible by stone staircase. Possibility to buy a cellar/cave of about 120m² with possibilities to park two cars nearby (+20 000 €).”

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  49. Joe says: 754 comments

    -There is a house that was posted today that inspired me to write the comment that will follow this and the next paragraph. When I realized that it was not likely to pass muster as a comment on a specific property, even after writing various disclaimers into the comment because I wanted Kelly, who I see to be much more sensitive to the feelings of others than I am, to let it through. After writing the comment, I became aware that it shouldn’t be posted on a particular property because, regardless of disclaimers, it could not be seen as anything but a criticism of that propertiy’s agent. I achieved this by asking myself, “What would Kelly do?”
    -For what it is worth, I am posting the comment here in order to put forth an idea without appending it to any particular property. I hope that some of OHD’s visitors find the idea I am putting forth to have some value to them.
    HERE IT GOES————————— as written….
    -This is a tongue in cheek comment. I am not in any way meaning to say that the agent on this or any property has any intention of misrepresenting a property, This is a really nice house and has a whole lot to offer. This comment is meant to give food for thought to agents as well as those who have negative impressions of the integrity of real estate agents as a whole. I am amazed at the number of times that I have heard a wide range of people make comments that reflect that they take it for granted that Realtors and real state agents as a group are not to be trusted. I sold real estate for a few years, and found that the majority of agents make a sincere effort to represent their clients in an honest and straightforward way.
    -I would love to see more pictures of it, particularly if they were taken with a camera that doesn’t have a particularly wiiiiiiiiiiiiide angle lens on it! I can’t understand it when the pictures have appliances such as stoves with ovens that look like they could hold two turkeys side by side. That is not the case for this listing, but the wing chair looks like the man who is in the Guiness Book of World Records for fattest man alive would have ample room to be comfortable makes me feel that the image is really distorted.
    -I intend no offense, it just seems to me that, in the marketing of a property one should create and put forth images that do not use lenses that distort the images without noting it for those who don’t have the experience to differentiate the reality from that which a special lens or photographic technique produces.
    -I put forth this comment which has over the top exaggerations of the way the images may confuse buyers
    This is an opinion based on what people that I know have said to me. Many agents, and I am not in any way saying that it is something that is intentional in the case, posting images that may create misleading impressions of a house that will be viewed by inexperienced potential buyers who could be misled by them. I find this disturbing.

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  50. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1911. Ohhhh man. Ceilings and light fixtures…

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77356178_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Those fixtures are sweeeeeeet! How about that sunken den under the main stair? So cool. That’s for sure a first. Great space on 3!

      BTW Cora, I love your new avatar w kitty. 🙂 I lost my little fuzzle a couple of weeks ago after many years. Sigh. She was the best purrball I’ve ever had. My dog is a very poor cuddler in comparison. 🙂 Jeffrey

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      • CoraCora says: 2059 comments
        OHD Supporter & Moderator

        Clinton, TN

        I’m so sorry. 🙁 All fur babies go to heaven, and that’s the truth. 🙂
        We just have one kitty, the one in the pic. Her name is Marge and she is my BABY. She is a spoiled little redheaded stinker. I love her to the moon and back.

        The light fixture in pic #17 is my fav. This house lots of fancy ceilings!

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    • SarahSarah says: 68 comments
      1974 Ranch
      Decatur, IL

      This has a bit more history and fuller description of the house. I’m moving in tomorrow. Don’t know about my hubby……

      https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1002-S-Broadway-Ave_Wichita_KS_67211_M79958-68821#photo36

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      • CoraCora says: 2059 comments
        OHD Supporter & Moderator

        Clinton, TN

        How cool! Mr. Snitzler did very well for himself, to be able to gift his wife a house like this one! It’s a beauty for sure.
        Thanks Sarah!

  51. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1911 Church
    Wichita,KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2089303596_zpid/

    • SarahSarah says: 68 comments
      1974 Ranch
      Decatur, IL

      Nice share, Cora. I love remodeled churches, but for my money, if I’m going to Wichita, I’ll spend the 250 K!

      • CoraCora says: 2059 comments
        OHD Supporter & Moderator

        Clinton, TN

        They are definitely asking a pretty penny for it, I agree! They did such a great conversion job though, I wanted to share. 🙂

  52. ChrisICU says: 662 comments

    I thought I posted this house earlier this week, but can’t find it now. Mea culpa if this is a repeat but it’s worth the share. Built in the 1940’s, but channeling some serious 1850’s energy this place is an incredible time capsule. That blue and yellow bathroom! It screens ladies tea parties and soirées. I hope this is left pretty much intact. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/216-N-Main-St_Greeneville_TN_37745_M80639-62076

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That AMAZING house has been on the site before: whether it was front page, or in a sampler, or maybe even in the forum; it’s been a while, but it’s been on OHD. It needs to be again! Heheheh. That blue Vitrolite and tile bath = gasp. So fine! It’s definitely a house you can’t forget.

  53. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Oooo! Very nice. Those bathrooms and the kitchen are just perfect. The whole house has been so well kept!

    I love Greenville – we occasionally travel there to eat at the General Morgan Inn downtown. Very neat area.

  54. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1920:

    Pittsburgh, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Pittsburgh-PA/house_type/11631692_zpid

  55. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1904. Something about this home’s interior is very calming. I feel like I could take some epic naps here. Beautiful place.

    Sewickly, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/11555213_zpid

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      MMMMmmmmmmmm. I agree = very chill. GORGEOUS: lite as a feather inside of heavy stone permanence is a rarity, and that place has it. Massive lightness. The stair hall is PARTICULARLY fine and elegant. It is a formal space, but the design is on a very human scale, giving a sense of comfort and warmth: not at all stuffy or stiff. Really, the place is a BRILLIANT mixture of “Rusticator” outside, and surprisingly elegant, comfortable formality within. A real gem! Nice.

      It’s always a HUGE + when an agent REALLY appreciates the value in a truly unique home and brings that out in their marketing presentation. This one CLEARLY does and has done. A++

  56. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1902. Lots of beautiful woodwork and reno potential for a great price. Appears to have original siding and windows as well:

    Louisville, OH:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/35258720_zpid

  57. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1950. Great mint bathroom:
    Minerva, OH:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/35267911_zpid

    1905:
    Canton, OH:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/35205032_zpid

    1966. Remember that show “Eight is Enough?” This house reminds me of that house:
    Alliance, OH:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/35188295_zpid

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  58. Jennifer HTJennifer HT says: 775 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Anthem, AZ

    Not sure if I am a week late or a day early but I couldn’t wait to share!

    The wood in this one is awesome! The stairs and fireplaces are gorgeous!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/320-W-Charles-Bussey-Ave-Little-Rock-AR-72206/180209502_zpid/?fullpage=true

    A lovely Arts & Crafts.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/709-W-Sumner-Ave-Spokane-WA-99204/23521367_zpid/?fullpage=true

    The entry way is quite pretty. There have been some add ons, but it seems like a cool home with a multigenerational factor.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/73666502_zpid/?fullpage=true

    This house is screaming HELP ME!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Laurel-Hill-Ave-Norwich-CT-06360/58978681_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Ignore the updates…. the woodwork in this place is PHENOMENAL and I would never expect it from the outside. WOW!!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Huntoon-St-Boston-MA-02124/59118372_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • JimHJimH says: 5118 comments
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      The intricately carved woodwork on Huntoon Street is almost edible – a lovely confection appropriate to the owner’s occupation as a chocolatier – Milward Voye (1841-1920). Thanks!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6531 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      What he said. Those rooms are like chocolate! What a trip the place turned out to be an almost suburban, detached. I was totally picturing an elegant, end unit, townhouse. Such a surprise. An agent with a sense of drama. Nice! TY JHT 🙂

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        The Norwich, Connecticut house on Laurel Hill Avenue at $40k appears to be an extreme bargain. In streetview, I don’t see anything suggesting this is a bad neighborhood. However, 19th century houses in streetview appear to be the proverbial dime a dozen and that typically makes them less expensive. What is the real shame here is the annual amount of taxes: almost $8,000! However, the county assesses this house for tax purposes at $159K; over three times the seller’s asking price. If the assessed taxes reflected the current asking price then they would be at a far more manageable level. (perhaps in the $2,000 range?) Would the county not allow adjustments to reflect the house’s current value? If not, then I cannot see anyone willing to tackle this house with the steep taxes added. Sad.
        I can only concur with everyone else about the “Chocolate” house in Boston. The exterior of the house reflects a late Victorian origin but the Baronial/Medieval interior is one of a kind and executed with Hollywood fantasy type precision. Dating this Medieval themed interior is difficult but my best guess would be from the period between 1915 and 1930. (corresponding to the “Storybook” cottage phenomenon) Then again, Victorians idolized everything Medieval but seldom to this degree.

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  59. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1171 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Woodwork heaven in this NYC townhouse mansion: https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/new-york/24-w-71st-st-new-york-ny-10023–18588#lil-mediaTab

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