June 8, 2018: Link Exchange

Added to OHD on 6/8/18 - Last OHD Update: 6/15/18 - 277 Comments

Happy Friday! This is where you share your old house finds, articles or general chit chat.

How to share…
Link to real estate and sites that do not require you to register to view. Just paste the link in the comment box below, no HTML codes needed.

Keep email notifications from being marked as spam by sharing no more than 10 links per comment (you can make as many comments as you want just no more than 10 per comment.)

If the address doesn’t show in the link, also give us the address of the share (helps out if I go to post your share or if the listing site is down.)

277 Comments on June 8, 2018: Link Exchange

  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8252 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’ve had enough photo editing for one day so today’s old house photo is just of a couple and their dog. 😀 One of the things I collect, old photos of people acting like normal people rather than standing like a statue.

    Maybe posts this weekend, going to aim for it. Nope, no weekend posts.

    Thanks to Joe from Oldhouses.com for sharing a home from his site. Be sure to visit by clicking the photo, he also has a newsletter to sign up for, if you’d like to see even more old houses.




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1386 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      A happy looking weekly lead pic. At first quick glance, I thought the dog was a Holstein calf! 😄




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      • J. Kun says: 1 comments

        That dog is a beautiful….American Bull Terrier….a PIT BULL!




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        • Karen says: 164 comments

          I was once told that the dog in the Our Gang show was as a pit bull, because back then, that was the kind of dog you got, if you had kids. They were kind, loyal, smart, and infinitely patient.




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          • MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 46 comments

            Iwork in animal rescue. I have never met a mean pit. The only damage I have experienced is knocking stuff off the coffee table with their waggedy tails!!😁




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            • Kristl says: 28 comments

              We have a pitbull too! My kids are 18 months and 6. Shes the BEST dog we’ve ever had. And yes, pits used to be called “nanny dogs” because they were so good with children. Love that photo!




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              • MichaelMichael says: 928 comments

                We now have our second pittie! And yes, she defines why they called them “nanny dogs.” It is the tail you have to watch out for. She has a wiggly butt as well!




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              • Ryan says: 579 comments

                Sorry, but that’s a myth. Pitbull fanatics started that “nanny dog” stuff in the 1970s to promote the breed. Even they admit they made it up. I’m not anti-pit bull, but respect the truth. Pits don’t have a great record as far as attacking other animals and on occasion people. They’re not all bad either, of course. With training and discipline they can be good pets. Without it, they can sometimes be dangerous.




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                • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
                  OHD Supporter

                  Escondido, CA

                  They were originally bred to fight and be aggressive, so that’s in their nature no matter how deeply buried under kind nurture.




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                  • Julie says: 31 comments

                    To Beth and Ryan,
                    I understand what you are saying but will have to disagree. If you look into the history of pibbles as I call them they weren’t bred for fighting but were loyal companions, nanny dogs. It’s only been in the last 50 years they have gotten that reputation. There was one in WW 1 or two that received an award for his valor.
                    I’ve worked in animal rescue also and never had an issue with one. I do think though as with any animal it depends on their training.




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                  • Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 928 comments

                    Worth reading if anybody is interested!
                    https://www.animalwised.com/pit-bull-terriers-as-nanny-dogs-52.html




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                  • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
                    OHD Supporter

                    1875 Italianate cottage
                    Noblesville, IN

                    They scare me to death Bethany. Lately I carry a switchblade when out walking my little fluffy guy https://www.flickr.com/photos/regulusalpha/21243663994/in/dateposted-public/

                    Not long ago, a neighbor’s never hurt a fly; nurture not nature; pittie dogo; nanny poopsiekins got out by going under their fence and attacked an old widow’s ANCIENT dachshund as she walked it down her block. Fortunately her only companion in the world, the poor old wiener dog, was the only one hurt / killed. Afterword, the pit bull people were all apologies and excuses on the neighborhood website; even repeating the OFT REPEATED pit bull owner’s mantra, “it’s not the breed, it’s the owners”; of all things!

                    If one of those suckers comes after us, it may get a bite in, but it will FAST lose the ability to breathe.




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                • Coqu says: 250 comments

                  As an avid walker, I thank you for bringing the trip back down to Reality. Everything’s all gumdrops and rainbows until an innocent child/person is mauled to death. Do these people read the news?! Uh, hello. I don’t want contact with anyone’s dog, let alone a pit bull—not all of us appreciate your pet nor are we expected to. PSA Over, thank you very much 😛




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            • Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 928 comments

              Thank you for your comment Maggie! I have owned two of them and have found them to be the most loving dogs. The tail comment is especially true. My grand son, who lives with us loves to cuddle with him. In Victorian times they were commonly called “nanny dogs” because of how good they were with kids…….still are!




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              • Ryan says: 579 comments

                As I already pointed out, Michael, the “nanny dog” business is a myth. It did not happen. The people who started the story admitted they made it up. I don’t know why you keep repeating it, but again, it is not true. No decent parents in history ever left their young children with a dog as caretaker and admitted it. Pit bulls wear their original purpose in their name. They were originally bred to bait bulls in pits, when such things were considered sport. This is a simple fact.

                And I’ll say this again, I am not against having pit bulls as pets. I have nothing against them. I’ve seen some great ones. If they are trained and disciplined and socialized, they can be good pets. But there is no reason to spread untruths about them.

                Pit bulls are by far the most
                often euthanized breed of dog in America now. They are the most common breed turned in to animal shelters. Making up stories about the breed taking care of babies as part of their history is not helping the breed in the long run, in my opinion. I prefer honesty when it comes to dogs, mostly because I hate to see any dog euthanized unnecessarily.

                I’m glad you have a pit bull that you love.




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              • SueSue says: 67 comments
                OHD Supporter

                1802 Cape
                ME

                Indeed the nanny dog thing is a myth. However, I am a positive reinforcement trainer and will tell you that the “problem” with Pits is not the breed. It is the training and the messing with the breeding. As with most breeds, humans have messed around with them until they all have issues. The Pitt by nature is loving and loyal. Lots of myths surround these dogs. Some of these myths include the beliefs that pit bulls have locking jaws and are more likely to bite than other breeds. To clear that first one up once and for all, pit bulls do not have any anatomical mechanism that would cause or allow their jaws to lock. No dog does. And while pit bulls still get a lot of bad press, they’re no more likely to bite someone than any other breed.

                “The American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS), an organization that promotes uniform temperament testing, has found that the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Terrier all had a higher than average passing score, which is 83 percent, and did better than many other breeds, including Golden Retrievers, when it comes to stability, aggression and friendliness, among other traits.”
                I have a cross pit that I was given by a client. She came from CA at one. She had been beaten, burned with cigarettes, tail cut off, kept in a kennel until she chewed the enamel off her teeth and was used as bait. She is the most loving and tender of dogs and uber easy to train. I have three pugs and a chihuahua and Canoe is the bottom of the pile. In all my years of rehabbing abused dogs and horses I have never found an animal to be the problem. The problem is the humans.
                https://tethertug.com/blogs/news/the-5-biggest-myths-about-pitbulls-busted




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    • kmmoore says: 199 comments
      Weatherford , TX

      So it looks like dogs have ALWAYS made life better! Love this Kelly 😍




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    • Gypsy says: 43 comments
      wrong for my taste

      I love old pictures with dogs. As expensive as they were, you know the dog had to be special to have a picture.




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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4048 comments

        Debates about the best dog breeds aside, I agree with Kelly’s fondness to fine old house photos with people who seem naturally posed rather than some of the formal old photos that probably gave inspiration to artist Grant Wood for his iconic AMERICAN GOTHIC painting. But photo technology back then often required fairly long exposure times so folks were forced to stay still something to the point of being uncomfortable. Rare indeed is it to find people from a century ago in the proximity of their home smiling or even rarer, laughing, but folks definitely had a sense of humor back then just as they do today. It was the family dog’s antics that allowed spontaneity to come into the picture. Since the mid-20th century, smiling, sometimes quite artificially, has almost been mandatory for photos with people in them. Who could ever forget the photographer’s order to smile on demand: “Cheese!” Thanks for sharing a rare antique photographic find.




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    • Ryan says: 579 comments

      A couple of pages I had saved in my email. 1. 19th C. people smiling. 2. Old pics of ppl w/ their pets.

      https://petapixel.com/2015/04/15/the-earliest-known-photos-of-people-smiling/

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/466122630166477800/




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  2. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1386 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    4 homes, all in the lower Hudson Valley: 3 of them in Snedens Landing/Palisades, and one in Dobb’s Ferry, NY.

    1) 1854, Snedens Landing, Palisades, NY; lots of charm
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/63-Washington-Spring-Rd-Palisades-NY-10964/32396636_zpid/

    2) 1910, Dobbs Ferry, NY
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/74-Oliphant-Ave-Dobbs-Ferry-NY-10522/33020604_zpid/

    3) 1862, Snedens Landing, Palisades, NY; large & pricey
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/64-Ludlow-Ln-Palisades-NY-10964/32396781_zpid/

    4) 1738, Snedens Landing, Palisades, NY; history, space, stone, charm… all present!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/201-Route-9w-Palisades-NY-10964/32396662_zpid/




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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 36 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      I absolutely love the stone house! It looks so cozy.




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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 571 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      I love the stone house too! the interior photography about blew my eyeballs out. 🙂




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Both Snedens Landing houses are FAB! Thanks’ Kathy. I’m all for preserving the antique patina of fixtures and such, but even I would just HAVE to clean the schmutz off of the rim lock in the last house. Ewwwww! 😉




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    • Ryan says: 579 comments

      Snedens Landing is where Angelina Jolie grew up.




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    • Sandy B says: 169 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      I am simply boggled by the assessed RE taxes in NY……. !!! Even if I had billions, I’d bypass buying.




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    • Jenny Wiebler says: 146 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1926 bungalow Spartanburg, SC

      All of these are gorgeous and I’d take any one of them. Thanks, Cathy F. Great finds!




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    • Flowerlady says: 58 comments

      Love the stone house. Must have been somebody of higher society who owned it. I like the way they incorporated the sky lights but not sure if I would have had the guts to alter a house this old historically.
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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 36 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      I know it might not be everyone’s favorite, but I love it when a home has something orange. I really enjoyed seeing an orange kitchen and the orange door.




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      Danvers, IL for the win!




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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I had Freemont, NE and Danvers, IL in a tie for first. Danvers got that little extra push for it’s late Aesthetic, Bradley & Hubbard, Longwy, Gas / electrolier.

        Certainly an honorable mention for the WEIRDO in Wichita. Wild. 😉




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      • lynnk says: 85 comments

        I completely agree. I even love the barn!




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      • 67drake67drake says: 126 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Racine County, WI

        And extra credit if the new owner ditches those storm doors




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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 341 comments
      1875 Limestone house
      Loire Valley, France,

      The Danvers house is absolutely gorgeous




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      • Sandy B says: 169 comments
        OHD Supporter

        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Miss-Apple, I agree about the Danvers house. It is pristine…..very nicely done. I love the big windows and color of the millwork. Never thought of moving to Illinois, but to this one would be soooo easy….!




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    • SueSue says: 67 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      Love, love, love the Danvers, IL house. I can see why it is off the market.




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  3. linzyloolinzyloo says: 36 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1900 Prairie
    Washington Court House, OH

    New Hampshire, Ohio and South Carolina this week… I don’t think a week goes by that I’m not looking at Charleston homes and daydreaming away 😊 The two in New Hampshire may need a little more love, but I loved both and the one in Wolfeboro is in such a beautiful setting.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/246-Haines-Hill-Rd_Wolfeboro_NH_03894_M31683-14278#photo0

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/36-Winnepocket-Rd_Webster_NH_03303_M38977-04124#photo22

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/166-W-Main-St_Norwalk_OH_44857_M30876-58613#photo26

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/175-W-Main-St_Norwalk_OH_44857_M48950-82687#photo0

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/24-New-St_Charleston_SC_29401_M60987-89836#photo14




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Both CHOICE properties. Your mid-mod picks are a treat!

      The Fort Wayne, (surprisingly), house reminds me of the best International style house I’ve ever seen. I clipped it a few years back. Some may enjoy seeing.

      https://flic.kr/s/aHsjGZyVsX




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    • Karen says: 164 comments

      I used to live not too far from the Hadley Rd house in Ft Wayne. Far too modern for my taste. Give me an old, old stone house in Bucks County any day!




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  4. AbMellyAbMelly says: 14 comments
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    I absolutely love this grand home! Lots of original features and a gorgeous new kitchen to go with it. Ellisville, MS

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/404-S-Court-St_Ellisville_MS_39437_M81966-36016#photo0




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  5. ddbacker says: 258 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    Winnepocket Road property was posted on main page in April. But that’s OK, because I like to say “Winnepocket”. 🙂




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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 36 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      Oh my, you’re right. I didn’t even think to look back and check. I apologize for my newbie error. Maybe I liked it so much because it was familiar 😊




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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Not really an error. Everybody does it occasionally – even Kelly. 😉




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  6. RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    A refined Van Doren Shaw, Southern French Chateau off the lake in Lake Forest is elegant, vastly comfortable, flooded with light and warmth, and still chic after over 100 years.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20-W-Westminster-Rd-Lake-Forest-IL-60045/2089272120_zpid/?fullpage=true




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      —– Oh yeah, forgot to mention the 3/4 scale cottage / playhouse with fireplace. Wow..




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    • Sandy B says: 169 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Gorgeous house……. easy to live in too, with lots of staff, of course. I see these huge, beautiful houses and just imagine the daily lives lived in them. Thoughtful and romantic to imagine…!!!




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    • ChrisICU says: 443 comments

      His homes are always elegant. Thanks for sharing!




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  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    “Chinatown” era LA manse has GREAT original bathrooms to make the vintage tile enthusiast swoon.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/184-S-Hudson-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA–4/20779201_zpid/?fullpage=true

    “Chinatown” trailer –
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmDzObE5KEA




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    • MajolicaDavidMajolicaDavid says: 42 comments

      Rosewater I love this one. It is not my usual style but I could almost live in LA for this one.




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      If only it was in San Diego, not LA. And I had 7+ million to spare. “sigh”




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    • DianeEG says: 396 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1896

      I’m not usually one to wax on about bathrooms but these are a whole other level of wow factor.




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    • StevenF says: 390 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I’d buy it for the bathrooms!




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      • Sandy B says: 169 comments
        OHD Supporter

        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Steven…….me too…..they are beyond description, absolutely sublime….!!!




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    • Flowerlady says: 58 comments

      Love the stone house. Must have been somebody of higher society who owned it. I like the way they incorporated the sky lights but not sure if I would have had the guts to alter a house this old historically.




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  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Nearly perfectly intact Alabama plantation big house has remarkable stairway you are not likely to forget. Ghosts of belles in big dresses float down effortlessly into the imagination.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1330-Cedar-Ln_Cherokee_AL_35616_M74359-65399#photo18

    http://sah-archipedia.org/detail%2Fcontent%2Fentries%2FAL-01-033-0001.xml?q=%28century%3A1800s%29%20AND%20state%3AAlabama

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOLogGjy9g8




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    • Randy C says: 274 comments

      No kidding, those light fixtures are stunning.




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    • Randy C says: 274 comments

      Whooeee, you are right. That stairway is not something to forget. Not really my preferred style, but simply the scale of it is making me nearly dizzy.




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      Perishing away from futile longing out here in California . . .




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    • MW says: 612 comments

      Wow, you are right, that stair is pretty unbelievable. That previous sale price makes it even more unbelievable. Is it for sale now, or are you just posting this for something to see. Looks like it isn’t for sale.




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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Yeah, off market as far as I know MW. Just ran across it this week; thought it was particularly remarkable, and wanted to share. 🙂




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    • Sandy B says: 169 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Thank-you Rosewater…….that was, as you said, nearly perfect. And to think there have been equally magnificent houses demolished ……. makes me sad for the waste of such absolutely glorious craftsmanship. I loved the youtube feature…..wonderful!




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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Glad you enjoyed it Sandy. 🙂 For me, superior design and fine craftsmanship are akin to fine art.




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    • lynn. says: 85 comments

      That staircase is just crazy! Stunning home!




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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 385 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        OK, I understand “back stairs” and front stairs and why homes who could afford “help” had two sets. But any theories on why this double “front” staircase would have been built (except to showcase the owner’s wealth and the craftsmens’ skills, both of which it does admirably)? What fun it would be to be a child with those staircases…




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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          That thing has got to be all about showing off John. There are fifty reasons for it to not exist, and only the one reason otherwise. It was built for the same reason everyone is enjoying it now = it’s fricken RAD! Also, I’m pretty sure there are en suite doors between the bedrooms on each floor so as to avoid the obvious up down or down up conundrum when going from room to room. Heheheh.




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  9. StevenF says: 390 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Happy Friday! Here are a few 20th century finds. Apologies if these were shared in last week’s link exchange; I haven’t had time to read through those yet.

    1. A 1925 Cape Cod in KY. Cute as a bug with some very nice porch details/millwork. Lots of wallpaper that needs to be removed, but otherwise, in great shape!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/482-E-Lexington-St-Harrodsburg-KY-40330/2095850250_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. An ideal 1937 summer home in Maine. Ideal for summer, because of the ceramic tile floors, which are probably not so great in winter. The kitchen is new, but the bathrooms look original. Look at the town and the setting!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17-Fernald-St-Wilton-ME-04294/2091785946_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. A fly 1962 winter resort chalet in Vermont. Not sure if the barn siding in the interior is new or original. If not original, I’d remove. I love the gold Formica in the original kitchen. Can’t you envision 1960s ski bunnies lounging around with cocktails and listening to Englebert Humperdinck records after a long day in the snow?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13-Haskell-Hill-Rd-Wimington-VT-05363/2091158396_zpid/?fullpage=true

    4. A 1929 Colonial Revival dream pile in Vermont…this one with a curiously Spartan interior, given its build date. Fabulous setting and immaculately maintained.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/21-Deacon-Pl-Brattleboro-VT-05301/92041255_zpid/?fullpage=true

    5. Another 1925 beauty, this one in New Hampshire – a Tudor cottage with some of the most solid woodwork/millwork I’ve seen in some time. Check out the stair and the paneling in the den.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/270-N-Bay-St-Manchester-NH-03104/74288210_zpid/?fullpage=true

    6. Described as a “diamond in the rough”, this 1936 Massachusetts Colonial seems pretty polished to me. I might replace the seemingly ever-present ceiling fans (I hate them!), and remove some wallpaper, but that’s about it.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/887-Bernardston-Rd-Greenfield-MA-01301/56138704_zpid/?fullpage=true

    7. This high caliber 1963 North Carolina center hall Colonial deserves better pictures, but if you squint, you can see the beauty that she could again be.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/973-Meadow-Ln-Henderson-NC-27536/2091223748_zpid/?fullpage=true

    8. Last is this poor man’s “Paul Williams” 1956 Hollywood Regency-esque Colonial in North Carolina with nice bow windows, classic fireplace mantle and a turquoise-themed original kitchen. I think the bedroom ceiling light fixtures are incorporated into the A/C or heating vents. If so, a cool idea.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1-1-N-Elm-St-Lumberton-NC-28358/78338537_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Have a great weekend!




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Good stuff as always Steven. TY

      I also found the Lumberton house very appealing. Love the built in 50’s style BBQ. Don’t think I’ve ever seen one right next to the stove like that. Sure hope the kitchen and baths survive the next owner.

      I found the Manchester, NH house to be the most interesting. It’s sort of a Neapolitan blend of, (primarily), English Arts & Crafts; with Tudor; and American Arts and Craftsman. It all blends together very nicely, and quite distinctly. It does seem a bit presumptuous in it’s highly detailed and sophisticated interior elements considering it’s almost awkwardly under scaled footprint. Bit tight, but very cool!




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      Oh I love that last house. The property and landscaping are dreamy and I’d love to sit out on that screened porch and listen to the crickets and frogs. I really like the bathrooms and as for that kitchen, I just love it and wouldn’t change it! Thank goodness no one has updated it.




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  10. Emma S says: 1 comments

    First time commenter, long time OHD fan. I found this 1908 craftsman bungalow in Spokane, Washington and wanted to share it:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/744-W-12th-Ave-Spokane-WA-99204/23521301_zpid/




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ Emma. Cool Craftsman. They’re interesting when they are playful and unique, and that one certainly is. The painted woodwork doesn’t bother me in the least. Super bright and cheerful!




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  11. Scott Cunningham says: 371 comments

    My neighbors house just went on the market here in Leavenworth.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Leavenworth-KS-66048/77227997_zpid/87063_rid/39.312236,-94.905879,39.305122,-94.917412_rect/16_zm/

    Another house two blocks down the road. This one has been vacant for a while (and needs some sprucing up), but you can’t beat the value in cost/ft2

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Leavenworth-KS-66048/77228368_zpid/87063_rid/39.312236,-94.905879,39.305122,-94.917412_rect/16_zm/




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    • Randy C says: 274 comments

      Hey Scott, fun to see a couple back in my hometown. I usually watch the listings for Leavenworth, but hadn’t seen these. I’d be very happy with either.

      I’m anxiously watching to see if Dr. Allen’s home is put on the market. If so, I’ll be there in a heartbeat if they have an open house. Hope you are making progress on your project as well.




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      • Scott Cunningham says: 371 comments

        Thanks. House is coming along slowly. The first year is mainly about fixing the small stuff or emergency things, and some quick-fix liveability stuff. Not sure what house is Dr Allen’s, but I’m betting it’s a gem.




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      I’m no expert but I find an 1872 date pretty hard to swallow on that second house. It looks more like 1972. In fact, it really reminds me of my own house, built in 1983.\
      Regardless, I really like it!




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    • Eileen M says: 173 comments

      love the old phone!




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    • StevenF says: 390 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I like the vacant one. Super cool! I’d rip out that bar room or whatever that is? Was it commercial?




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      • Scott Cunningham says: 371 comments

        The vacant one was on the market for 48 hours. I didn’t even get a chance to go view it. I’m just glad someone is buying it and will hopefully renovate it a bit. It looks like the last time someone spent money on upgrades or maintenance was the mid-80’s.




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  12. Anne M. says: 451 comments

    Happy weekend everyone!
    Wonderful 1906 with almost 4 acres overlooking the Connecticut River in Holyoke, MA
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1040-Northampton-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M37016-59527#photo0

    1915 Bungalow for a very good price
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/22-Belevidere-St_Springfield_MA_01108_M38065-55693#photo0




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The shingled, mini-rambler in Holyoke is really special. That promontory view out over the river and the countryside must be endlessly inspiring through the changing seasons. Wow.




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1386 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      The Holyoke house is both pretty and comfortable looking. With lovely views…




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  13. CharlesB says: 306 comments

    Westfield, New York was the epicenter of the nation’s grape juice boom during Prohibition, and it still retains many stunning homes from that period. The town continues to reign as the ‘Grape Juice Capitol of the World,’ with 30,000 acres of grape vineyards in the vicinity sloping down to the shores of Lake Erie. This house is in a particularly choice location, a three-minute walk from the weekly farmer’s market:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/68-Elm-St_Westfield_NY_14787_M42372-45531?view=qv




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    • Karen says: 164 comments

      Tons of vineyards and wineries in this area! I know a guy who retired from Welch’s. There’s lots of lovely d homes in Westfield. Westfield is the 2nd to last exit on the MY thruway (route 90) before Pennsylvania in the SW corner of the state. It’s the foothills of the Appalachians.




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  14. PurpleLime says: 9 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Farmhouse Elkins, AR

    E Faye Jones 1961 “Butterfly House” in Fayetteville, AR
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1100-E-Rockwood-Trl_Fayetteville_AR_72701_M84923-92291




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Interesting. Thank you for posting it PL. Jones was not the most successful of Wright’s disciples at moving beyond the master and establishing a real vocabulary of his own, (IMO).

      Jones famously, (to arch. geeks), designed Sam Walton’s house:
      https://flic.kr/s/aHsjrD9DAt




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      Wow, that is just a lot of (yummy) space!




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    • StevenF says: 390 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      This is one of the few prairie homes in the FLW oeuvres that I can actually envision living in. Typically I like the exteriors but am disappointed by the impractical interiors. This house is the opposite; meh exterior and ROCKING interior. I love it all. Thanks for Posting




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  15. S_Owen says: 13 comments
    1920 American Foursquare
    Maquoketa, IA

    I just have a small little menagerie of lavish houses across the country to share this time!

    This one is on the beautiful Mackinaw Island, a city in which cars are banned and lilac trees are literally everywhere. It’s a shame that there aren’t any more pictures because the ones it has are absolutely stunning.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7989-Algonquin-St_Mackinac-Island_MI_49757_M49920-16537#photo23

    This one is in the Hamptons is a very cozy beach house, for 45 million dollars, but still has a very inviting look to it.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/40-Association-Rd_Wainscott_NY_11975_M41152-15677?ex=NY608518177#photo15

    This one in Portland is just dripping with Tudor and English woodwork and has an interesting feature in the attic and the basement which leads me to believe it was owned by a skateboarder.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Portland_OR_97201_M11543-25915#photo31

    This house isn’t the house that comes to mind when most think of New Orleans but it’s stunning nonetheless. has a large amount of very heavy woodwork.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5603-St-Charles-Pl_New-Orleans_LA_70124_M72982-04337#photo12

    Not as over the top as the others but for the area it’s located in it is a very ornate and charming home nonetheless. Has a nice view of the Mississippi River as well.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/901-Mississippi-Ave_Davenport_IA_52803_M70151-98028#photo24

    Words cannot describe this place, it’s so incredibly modern in some aspects but still manages to be incredibly ornate in other ways. Truly a masterpiece of architecture.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1200-W-55th-St_Kansas-City_MO_64113_M86904-44421#photo25




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    • Ryan says: 579 comments

      Agreed, that there is one high class Victorian.




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    • Ryan says: 579 comments

      The price on the Wainscott beach house is insanity, but it’s s great house, and I feel like I’ve seen it before too…in a movie or TV show or something.




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    • lynnk says: 85 comments

      I love the Portland, OR home. All are beautiful…




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    • DianeEG says: 396 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1896

      Dang S. Owen, you pulled out some beauties today. I think some are a reminder that the Mississippi in this area was once the frontier and a place to build wealth and show that wealth with beautiful homes. Thanks for posting.




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    • zoomey says: 305 comments

      The Hamptons beach house seems like a poor investment at $45 million. It’s so close to the water, and with climate change, the 3 acres will erode significantly, and the house may be underwater in 20 years. Nice views, though.




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    • ddbacker says: 258 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Is that a diorama in the dining room of the Kansas City house? I just added a feature to my wish list.




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    • Scott Cunningham says: 371 comments

      $10K+/year in taxes on a $380K house in Davenport? Gonna turn away a lot of potential buyers. I once looked at one of the superb riverview homes in that town. Its $14K annual taxes was the deal breaker, so I bought elsewhere.




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  16. Laurie W. says: 1348 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!
    NC

    I love anybody who loves dogs — thanks for the cheery photo, Kelly!

    I’d buy this house for the address alone and the fluid stair rails, but the rest of the house fulfills the best of 1930s building and design. http://jfbrownrealestate.com/details/residential/131978/

    An interesting log cabin at a startling price until you realize it is located in Paradise. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Washington-VA/pmf,pf_pt/234678355_zpid/57298_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/38.826603,-77.998467,38.600773,-78.359986_rect/11_zm/

    1840 Plantation Plain house moved to Madison GA 20 yrs ago. Additions & changes made with some imagination. It’s not a museum restoration but still maintains its antique feel. We were in Madison a few weeks ago; it’s a vibrant, historic very pretty town. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Madison-GA/105345405_zpid/46363_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/33.819089,-83.109513,33.336838,-83.832551_rect/10_zm/3_p/




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    • Ryan says: 579 comments

      I was just looking at pictures from my brother’s visit to Barcelona – gorgeous – and now I want that Spanish townhouse. I’m need to work on my Catalan though.




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      America’s first “tiny houses” – and good luck with parking. 😉




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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 385 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        Forget parking. You have Zipcars and other carshares all over this area, not to mention public transit (bus and train) which can take you to the airport, New York, Washington and virtually anywhere too close to fly. Ideal for those who want a car-free life (or can’t drive for some reason).




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      What a really really really neat little place in Cambria! “sigh” so expensive. Worth every penny though.




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oooohhh aaaahhhh in Cambria! SEXY. Very sexy. Thanks’ Gwen.




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    • Randy C says: 274 comments

      Wow, thanks Gwenn. I love that first one with the gathered fabric wall/ceiling treatment. Yikes, that’s impressive and talk about a carriage house?????????? I’m not sure we saw pics of the interior, but the exterior is amazing.




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    • Scott Cunningham says: 371 comments

      $50K a year in taxes??!! Yet another city trying to tax its way to prosperity….. Wonder how that’s turning out for them….




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      • Gwenn says: 88 comments

        We lived in cleveland heights for a year…taxes were one reason we moved to a different city…




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  17. Nostalgia Girl says: 12 comments
    1985 Birmingham, AL

    I love this one for the fireplace.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1325-Chambers-St-Vicksburg-MS-39180/102917909_zpid/




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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 385 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      Great property, fantastic staircase, but the vinyl siding has.got.to.go.




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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1386 comments

      I love the entry hall & its staircase! And the fp in the yellow/goldish room.




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  18. Ryan says: 579 comments

    American architecture question:. I’ve been looking at this 1840s North Carolina house and wondering if anybody has ever seen this type of door arrangement in a southern house? I’ve seen it a thousand times in Pennsylvania but never in NC before this.

    https://i1.wp.com/oldhousesunder50k.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/yan2a.jpg




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The simplicity of the whole, as well as the binary equality and symmetry bespeak Shakerism, but I’m pretty sure they weren’t in the Carolinas. Looks Shaker to me.

      https://tomrhynephoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/20110412-182100.jpg

      Do you have a wider angle shot of the whole building?

      Might just be a double.




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      • Ryan says: 579 comments

        Yeah, it’s not a double. It’s just odd. The woodwork is by Thomas Day and the ceilings are about 14 feet tall. Now I can’t find the listing but I had this wider pic.

        https://i1.wp.com/oldhousesunder50k.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-07-at-4.55.07-PM.png




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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Well that’s a HANDSOME little fellow. Nice!

          Short of having been built and used by the Shakers, there really is no one right answer to that question. In my experience, it’s a German thing, but even within that reason there are other reasons. Heheheh. The best answer I ever heard to that question is that they are “night and day” doors. In working class homes one door was used during the daytime, and the other at night so as not to disturb others who were sleeping when say a farmer was out to the barn before the crack of dawn. Wouldn’t he just use the back door? Heheheh. Who knows.

          Other theories – –
          http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/two-front-doors.shtml




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          • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 385 comments
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            1875 Victorian Farmhouse
            Lancaster, PA,

            Being a Pennsylvanian where this arrangement is quite common, I’ve heard two plausible theories to the double front doors. One is that the 2nd door provides a direct entrance to the “good parlor” so higher-ranking guests (like the preacher) could enter directly. The other, possibly more likely, is that it’s a good space saver — no need for a space-wasting front hall.

            While I’m here, I too am not sure about Shakers in North Carolina, but their second cousins once removed, Quakers, practically founded the place: “Leaving Fox and the others, the Irish evangelist William Edmundson visited the Albemarle region in March 1672 for three days, holding the first religious services in the colony and laying a foundation that would result in North Carolina’s becoming in its early years virtually a Quaker province.”




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    • Reneau de Beauchamp says: 27 comments

      If one is insistent that the paired front entry doors have a Germanic slash religiosity background, then in NC the Moravian influence could be considered. However, there are/were antebellum structures further south built by Baptists, Methodists, etc. which refute this concept. Once clutch that comes to mind is/was located in the western Georgia counties of Troup and particularly Meriwether; not far from the Chattahoochee River divide to Alabama. Local oral history lays the fraternal doors generational tradition to a family of house wrights; installing them on both single & two-story residences, simple to grander plantation style. In these instances recorded living memory states that one entry led into the parlor and other visitor spaces, whereas the secondary matching door went into family areas. Holding to that belief was a once 1840s project of mine wherein the twin doors were farther separated, each with its own paired column pedimented portico. One set of doors led into an elaborated trim work hallway leading to public rooms. The other door ensemble opened to a hallway of simplified moldings, with family sitting room and bedrooms. The formal parlor placed between these hallways. The whole structure was one-room deep and in a U-Shape with connective colonnaded galleries to the rear. This unique house was constructed by a man from Upstate Pendleton SC who earlier led a group of like-minded Presbyterians to newly opened lands in central Georgia. Without additional elaborating I’ll end by saying twined/matching/symmetrical entries have been encountered all across the mid to upper Southern states ranging from Federal to Greek Revival eras. While sadly many are now lost, hours of perusal in the on-line HABS files will verify my contention.




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      • Sandy B says: 169 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Thanks Reneau for furthering this interesting discourse based on your obvious research. I am enjoying contemplating the theories, some new to me. In the end, reasons may be as diverse as vernacular architecture itself.




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        • Reneau de Beauchamp says: 27 comments

          Sandy B – your last sentence is particularly well said! All bets are off when it comes to vernacular interpretations or iterations of architectural standards; which gives them their intriguing delight of expressed individualism.




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          • Sandy B says: 169 comments
            OHD Supporter

            2001 craftsman farmhouse
            Bainbridge Island, WA

            Reneau……The obvious personal connection of a builder/designer, especially of a rural house, to what he chooses to employ based on memory and materials available, has always intrigued me. Unlike pattern book building design, vernacular by its very nature has quirks for reasons known only to its builder.
            I was a member for years of the, “Vernacular Architectural Forum,” and last year rejoined because I missed this aspect of architecture. The annual conference gives access to parts of buildings, private and public, one would never be able to study or observe otherwise.
            http://vernaculararchitectureforum.org




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            • Reneau de Beauchamp says: 27 comments

              My apologies for not responding sooner; went out of town. Yes, I’m familiar with your suggested group, actually joined the Georgia chapter once. Yet somehow-someway ‘Vernacular’ became synonymous with crude and/or primitive; which isn’t the case as you well know. Anyway….thanks for your consideration!




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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        That’s cool. That theory makes sense on a big, fancy house like you mentioned. The example house, and the others I’ve seen and known, (including my own current house), have all been humble dwellings where both doors open directly into separate, individual rooms which have always had very little to no elaborate decorative details.

        This odd man out, (which I keep mentioning), is the exception to the rule.
        Heheheh…

        https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1454-E-10th-St-Indianapolis-IN-46201/1114766_zpid/?fullpage=true




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        • Ryan says: 579 comments

          Well, I found a description of this house and a little of its history, but no theory about the design or connection to other distant but similar architectural details. The house was built by a dentist from Fonda, NY, who had married a local Carolinian from that area. I suppose the company parlor versus the family parlor was probably what dictated the double exterior doors, because there is no hallway and the steep narrow, fully enclosed staircase is sandwiched between these two front rooms.




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  19. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 385 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    Looks largely untouched since built in the 1970s. This is a nicer-than-usual ranch home at only $175K, which is a good price for this area. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/309-Lakeview-Dr-Manheim-PA-17545/9763392_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  20. Ryan says: 579 comments

    A home for old money in Old Westbury, NY. This was my neighbor’s childhood home. Her brother is selling it because he’s ready to downsize. Get out your wallets.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/75-Post-Rd-Old-Westbury-NY-11568/31114287_zpid/




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  21. Anne Hamilton says: 155 comments

    If you enjoyed the Italian Castle Kelly posted earlier, then check out this beauty on the Italian Riviera!
    Ahh,, to win the lottery,,,,,

    http://www.lionard.com/castle-for-sale-in-liguria.html




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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 385 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      That first one looks like an easy “save.” Wonderful potential at a bargain price.




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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Oh heck yeah! Cut down the dead tree YESTERDAY to “save” it from falling on the place, and then move right in. I’d be thrilled to “save” that one. NICE! Thanks’ Gypsy.




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    • Ryan says: 579 comments

      I love the profile of the Wisteria Place house as seen from across the street. She is s beauty.




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  22. Lynn K says: 85 comments

    Another home (Victorian) on Park Avenue in South Bend, IN . This one was just listed the end of last week and is already pending sale. So cute and great price! Reminds me of a story book house, warm and happy!
    https://www.cressyeverett.com/s/in/st-joseph-county/south-bend/46616/819-park-avenue/dmgid_126351887.html




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    • Sandy B says: 169 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      I love the Waterford house…… I looked at a house for sale in Waterford fifteen years ago. It’s a special place with a unique history and great preservation covenants. Even the west side view shed is protected. House needs a little maintenance, but I’d take it in a heartbeat.




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  23. Ryan says: 579 comments

    This bizarre looking 1685-1715 house in Claverack, NY has always interested me, but until now I’d never seen the interior. Kitty Van Rensselaer Schuyler, who was Alexander Hamilton’s mother in law, grew up here.

    https://mlax.rapmls.com/Gallery.aspx?mls=CLNY&listingRid=94890




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That is interesting for sure. Are those granite slabs up front, (or is that the front)? Heheheh. This is the kind of place that would be fascinating to really deeply investigate and document the time line of it’s evolution. Cool!




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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 36 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      I love the home in Alabama. Everywhere I look there are so many wonderful colors, patterns, and textures that appear to have been selected with great care to highlight the features of the House. It’s absolutely fabulous.




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  24. John says: 399 comments

    Chicago, IL
    This Frank Lloyd Wright home was posted on another site and I thought I would pass it on. Not at all what I think od when I think of his work.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/il/chicago/12147-s-harvard-ave-chicago-il-60628–2104245391




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Yeah. That weirdo was on OHD pre-purge. Looks like a new listing with somewhat better pix this time. The neighborhood is s k e t c h y.




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    • Ryan says: 579 comments

      Some of Wright’s work from that period is not stellar, but with this house I kind of like it. I mean, not as it is now, but I think it could be interesting and cool if done up right. Those colors don’t work on the exterior. and the interior seems to have been “updated” to death. I wonder of photos of the original interiors exist.




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  25. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 385 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    I just noticed that Realtor.com has all the listing photos of a home I gut renovated about 10 years ago in Lancaster, PA. A Queen Anne Victorian with exuberant detail (and decor). Not for sale but just wanted to share. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/665-W-Chestnut-St_Lancaster_PA_17603_M39948-15534#photo0




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    • StevenF says: 390 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Wow! Nice work. The current owners are not afraid of color, that’s for sure.




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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 385 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        Thanks! Those were our colors 🙂 The new owner toned it down…




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  26. NonaKNonaK says: 67 comments
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    Austin, TX

    Going to Albuquerque later this year so was checking out homes there.

    1916 – Pricey with new development across the street
    https://www.trulia.com/p/nm/albuquerque/415-coal-ave-sw-albuquerque-nm-87102–2114904661

    1901 – nice millwork and witches windows
    https://www.trulia.com/p/nm/albuquerque/120-walter-st-se-albuquerque-nm-87102–2114900469

    Art Deco – Year not given – cool bathrooms – kitchen is unfortunate
    https://www.trulia.com/p/nm/albuquerque/309-hermosa-dr-se-albuquerque-nm-87108–2114955489

    1965 – Kind of southwestern meets mid-mod
    https://www.trulia.com/p/nm/albuquerque/1705-morningside-dr-ne-albuquerque-nm-87110–2114976838




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  27. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 266 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1963 NondescriptSplitLevel
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    This has been on the market for a while, but it’s a great house – a brick Queen Anne in Trinidad, Colorado. Sorry if it’s been posted before:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1919-Pinon-St-Trinidad-CO-81082/2144467378_zpid/




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    • Ryan says: 579 comments

      That’s a great house. Big elegant rooms and lots of great details, but that view from the third floor balcony is the clincher.




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  28. Eileen M says: 173 comments

    Very bright.




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  29. dbernstein613 says: 7 comments
    1905 Shingle Victorian
    MA

    Here’s one that is, well incredible. The other kick is that the exterior is rather plain and shocking at the combination of unassuming exterior and jaw dropping interior.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Boston-MA/house_type/59118372_zpid/44269_rid/2000-_size/0-1935_built/pricea_sort/42.613496,-70.564156,42.014866,-71.377144_rect/10_zm/0_mmm/




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    • CandyCandy says: 34 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Carpentersville, IL

      Holy cow…dayum! I’m sad about what was remuddled…but the rest…holy cow!!!




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    • Scott Cunningham says: 371 comments

      The craftsmanship inside of that house is remarkable!!! I wonder how many people drive by it daily, without the slighted idea of what a treasure it is inside.




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  30. MW says: 612 comments

    Wait a second. How is that possible the exterior is that bland and the interior so incredible and over the top? It also looks small from the outside, but huge and mansion scale on the inside.

    It might cost a small fortune to restore the exterior properly and respectfully, but it might be worth it considering how nice the interior is. And given how nice the interior is, at least it would be much more livable just working on the outside, not have to be too concerned about the inside, at least until it was time to redo that kitchen in a more sympathetic way.




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  31. Sandy B says: 169 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Here’s another in one of my favorite places……very sweet..! I could easily make this my East Coast nest.
    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/40157-Main-St-Waterford-VA-20197/M-1001809026-BRIGHTMLS/detail




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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 571 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Awww, I love this. Cozy, warm, and cute all in one bundle. 🙂




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  32. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 571 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Way uppa’ in Clayton, NY. This could only be a summer only “cottage” for me – too cold!
    Really neat ol place with TONS of boat action and I’ve already claimed the wooden boat.
    https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/clayton/16093-round-is-clayton-ny-13624–1102129967

    Another in Clayton, a massive island home built in 1885. I apologize if either have already been on OHD.
    https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/clayton/41602-indolence-is-clayton-ny-13624–2012405737#lil-mediaTab




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  33. 67drake67drake says: 126 comments
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    Racine County, WI

    My wife and I are on a seemingly unending search for our next dream house. While out searching small towns in the SW corner of WI, I found this one in Fennimore WI. We were driving down the main drag in town and I spotted a turret sticking up above the other rooftops about a block away. We’re in love! It’s NOT on the market, but figured I’d post it anyway. I got the same feeling I did the day I drove my 1st GTO, sans speeding ticket-

    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/drake1965/F5F7216A-F531-47DF-A01F-7A28061E4621_zpsliov6hot.jpeg

    I hope the link works, I haven’t used photo bucket in a few years!




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  34. James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 33 comments
    1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

    Here is a historic home in the same neighborhood I have my historic home, named Clay Hill, and it is from the same build date 1810. It is named Rocky Point Manor and it is historically significant. Rocky Point’s mansard roof, of course, is a later addition as was Clay Hill’s Greek Revival columns.

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

    I was in Rocky Point before the renovation and when it was offered for sale by a Kentucky preservation organization. It needed lots of work then inasmuch as it was not habitable at all and quite literally falling apart. It has been saved very tastefully and very successfully. IMHO it is a worthy home and someone will be very happy with it. I look forward to welcoming into the neighborhood whoever buys it.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/126658551_zpid/7_days/1700-1861_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/38.595407,-83.040161,33.938803,-91.257935_rect/6_zm/




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    • Sandy B says: 169 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      James, are there historic photos which show the original roofline? I would think it was a gambrel with clipped gables? It’s wonderful it’s been saved…the interior is lovely. It’s a little sad about the mansard. I’ve spent time in Harrodsburg….. very nice location.




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      • James @ HarrodsburgJames @ Harrodsburg says: 33 comments
        1810 Georgian/Greek Revival

        I am not aware of any historic photos that show the original roof line. The home was built in two stages, though. The first part is on the right. It was a single story brick with basement. After the plantation got going, the larger two story formal home was added, and the original single story became the separate kitchen/work part of the home. I don’t know if it ever had a gambrel roof with gables, but that would be very rare in Mercer/Boyle County brick homes circa 1810 and I am unaware of any. Rocky Point Manor was originally constructed in the Georgian style, and the mansard windows installed in the 1880s I believe. It more than likely had a either a hip or slope roof without gables.




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  35. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 341 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    So, today i went to/near Granada, Andalucia, south of Spain to find some properties. Andalucia has a lot of Mauresque influence, being close to North Africa.

    (the website shared below is a bit hectic)

    https://www.idealista.com/inmueble/40481071/# This one is super expensive (3m€) but the woodwork and setting are amazing

    This one has great woodwork, tile and setting too: https://www.idealista.com/inmueble/40168808/

    I don’t really like this one but the main door is incredible: https://www.idealista.com/inmueble/39566018/

    They also have cave houses but I could not find a nice one to share 🙁




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  36. Matt Z says: 70 comments

    This home popped up in my Zillow searches today!
    Really sharp Catskill Mountain Victorian house. Love the staircase details, and the mid modern furniture. Very cool

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/144-Walnut-St-Margaretville-NY-12455/30068226_zpid/?fullpage=true




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Nice. Very nice. Stair detail is choice; and great pic of it too. Top notch listing.




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  37. RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    The Jocelyn Wildenstein of houses.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3058-N-Pennsylvania-St-Indianapolis-IN-46205/1094897_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  38. RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Lovely, simple, rambling, Victorian farm house, HORSE PROPERTY just South of Columbus, Indiana.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/601-2nd-St-Elizabethtown-IN-47232/102834274_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  39. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1922 AWESOMENESS:

    Wichita,KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77335228_zpid/




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Couple of VERY fine examples in that batch! Oregon, IL is a super handsome villa. Marquette is one of the best Stick / Aesthetic houses I’ve (ALMOST) seen in a good while. SUCH A TEASE! Uch – I’m aching to see more of that interior. No doubt there is MUCH MUCH more great original detail to be seen. If I were the agent bothering kind, THAT would be one I’d call and beg for more pix from. Heheheh. Thanks’ John!




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  40. John says: 399 comments

    I wanted to pass on this at risk for demolition house for sale for 1 dollar. Any takers ?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj6AHPHA5vu/?taken-by=cheapoldhouses




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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4048 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Hi John,
      Truly sad! Thanks for sharing this Preservation “SOS” on Old House Dreams: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj6AHPHA5vu/?taken-by=cheapoldhouses How could anyone go wrong at that price? (kidding, of course) I was surprised that streetview takes you right up beside the house: https://goo.gl/maps/3LzvroeFHq42 I also took a photo of it a few years ago when we visited Mansfield: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15312050600/in/album-72157648208275180/ One of the questions to be answered is how much remains of the original interior? The instagram post has several photos including a couple of the interior-looks like at least some of the opulent woodwork remains. I think originally the house probably had a couple of dozen art (stained or beveled) glass windows that most if not all are gone now. (one photo on the Instagram post shows embossed art glass panes probably in the tower) More information about the June 22 auction at the Richland County Land Bank: richlandcountylandbank.org I think for a thousand or so you could acquire this nice home and with some investment (read what tasks have to be completed the county requires to remove the demolition orders) it could be saved. Losing this formerly grand home would be criminal in my opinion. Very few grand Victorian thoroughfares have experienced the decline seen along West Park Avenue. A few of the old Victorian mansions have been saved but others hang in the balance with a county well funded with demolition funds eager to remove “eyesores” not realizing that without the town’s architectural riches, it would have almost nothing else going for it. The local Bissman Victorian era building has been repeatedly investigated for paranormal activity. The former Mansfield Reformatory, a well preserved Victorian era youth prison, was used in the movie Shawshank Redemption and attracts many tourists to the town. I sincerely hope there’s someone reading this who can save this faded gem. A number of other historic properties are on the land bank list as well. Thanks for sharing, John.




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  41. RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Just a peek at a very pretty Goth cottage in a VERY dramatic spot in Marquette, MI!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/450-E-Ridge-St-Marquette-MI-49855/113565812_zpid/?fullpage=true




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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 571 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Marquette is a very pretty area. Love this “cottage”. 🙂




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  42. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8252 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Maybe some of you remember this one, removed from the site for whatever reason I don’t recall. I’m sharing my pain.

    Before:
    https://www.arcrealtyco.com/real-estate/3800-s-10th-ave-birmingham-al-35222/725413/32312138

    After:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3800-10th-Ave-S-Birmingham-AL-35222/964730_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  43. RonnieH says: 55 comments

    Molalla, Oregon $2,400,000.
    I wish there were inside pictures. It seems like a lot of money until you see it’s 398 acres!
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/OR/pmf,pf_pt/house,condo,apartment_duplex,mobile,townhouse_type/48292590_zpid/46_rid/0-1930_built/47.487513,-114.675293,40.688969,-126.485596_rect/6_zm/?




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  44. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1905 mansion. Been for sale a long time. Sorry if it’s a repeat:

    Pierre, SD:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/114554588_zpid/




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  45. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1909 church:

    Beach, ND: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2091769176_zpid/




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Big potential! A most unusual furnace installation. = ???




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  46. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1900. Looks like a wallflower but could be lovely, some nice features left inside:

    Tilden, NE:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2091177470_zpid/




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    • Sandy B says: 169 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      John, most unusual exterior I’ve seen in awhile…..quite Tuscan with its central tower. Be very fun to peel back the interior layers to see what treasure lurks beneath. Interesting house…!




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Glad you’re using Zillow links. The viewer is much more efficient. If you’ll go one step further and click on the “expand” tab, and then cut and paste that link, it makes for a much cleaner and more efficient page. THX!




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      • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
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        Escondido, CA

        I too rejoiced when I saw that John started using Zillow links instead of Trulia. Much easier to navigate with.




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      I adore the first one you posted, in PA. Brick Italianate is one of my favorite styles, and the setting is just gorgeous. And while I wouldn’t keep the Grandma decorating, I do enjoy looking at it as it’s very nostalgic. I wouldn’t update the kitchen, though, I like it the way it is!




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  47. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1915. Something different. A fixer-upper but pretty interesting.

    Hayden, AZ:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/7423118_zpid




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    • Bethany otto says: 2095 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      That’s pretty cool! I don’t know how much business opportunities there are in Hayden, AZ, but this house looks like it would make a good restaurant site with seating on the porch, too.




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  48. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8252 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not something I’d post, build date says 1875 which perhaps once but the view…wowzers:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/370-Freemantown-Rd-Rutherfordton-NC-28139/102138949_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Edited to add this one in TN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3516-Nina-Ferry-Pointe-Way-White-Pine-TN-378-/2123460935_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  49. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1856. I’m seriously enamored with this one.

    Birdsboro, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/82199831_zpid




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  50. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    This says build date 1730. I’m thinking maybe not quite that early, but definitely 18th century.

    Elverson, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/9152958_zpid




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  51. John says: 399 comments

    Batesville, IN

    I saw this on another site and wanted to pass it on. Sorry if its a repeat.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Batesville-IN/house_type/124616298_zpid/44053_rid/pricea_sort/39.332372,-85.15915,39.263028,-85.276394_rect/12_zm/?




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  52. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    Not a house posting, but a house story. These folks bought an old house with plans to restore. A major road construction plan concerned them, so they asked if their house would be in the line of homes that were to be purchased and demolished due to the new road, and were told no, they could keep their home. As it turned out, they will have to give up their home due to the construction after all. They’ve spent over $100k restoring it. 🙁

    https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/alcoa-highway-construction-forces-family-out-of-1930s-dream-home/51-556794422




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  53. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1908
    Topeka, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Topeka-KS/house_type/77465929_zpid

    1900
    Lots of unpainted wood! Appears to be a bargain.
    Topeka, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Topeka-KS/house_type/77455752_zpid

    1910
    Trenton, MO:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/125029820_zpid




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  54. CoraCora says: 1591 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1892. Been for sale a LONG time. This is a mansion. Seems like it should cost more!

    Albany, NY:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2133943775_zpid/




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  55. Sandy B says: 169 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Great site for lots of HP information: http://www.preservationdirectory.com/PreservationNewsEvents/NewsEvents.aspx




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    • John says: 399 comments

      The Sabina, IL property was called the Sarah Rose Museum and Gallery. I managed to find more images from an old listing.
      https://www.trulia.com/p/oh/sabina/149-w-elm-st-sabina-oh-45169–2204953457#lil-mediaTab




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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4048 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Yeah, it was posted on Old House Dreams back in 2013. They were asking $164,900 back then and an even $169K now. It had 2.62 acres in the original listing but I could not find the current acreage being offered. Taxes seemed absurdly low-around $650-so that would need to be verified. Sabina is a small town (calls itself a “village”) of about 2,500 people southwest of Columbus and fairly near to Washington Court House. It’s very similar to many other smaller towns in the region. The Sara Rose Museum house is head and shoulders above the rest of the old houses in town. There was some speculation back in 2013 that the house might have been a custom George F. Barber design because of some of its exterior details. I personally love the house but think I’d probably die of boredom in a town like Sabina. Of course, it could be the most neighborly town on the planet but a limited available streetview didn’t reveal much to assume otherwise. Thanks for sharing.




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  56. John says: 399 comments

    Waukesha, WIhttps://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/40712504_zpid/162000-_price/652-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/58.47072,-65.214844,25.681137,-125.244141_rect/3_zm/17_p/0_mmm/?

    Circleville, OH

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/86595715_zpid/269900-_price/1087-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/58.47072,-65.214844,25.681137,-125.244141_rect/3_zm/4_p/0_mmm/?

    Wilmington, NC

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/54302420_zpid/269900-_price/1087-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/58.47072,-65.214844,25.681137,-125.244141_rect/3_zm/6_p/0_mmm/?

    Marion, VA

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/113817726_zpid/269900-_price/1087-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/58.47072,-65.214844,25.681137,-125.244141_rect/3_zm/12_p/0_mmm/?

    Wilmington, MA

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/57143895_zpid/269900-_price/1087-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/58.47072,-65.214844,25.681137,-125.244141_rect/3_zm/15_p/0_mmm/?

    Marshall, MI

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/74670048_zpid/269900-_price/1087-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/58.47072,-65.214844,25.681137,-125.244141_rect/3_zm/15_p/0_mmm/?

    Ghent, NY

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/2089086684_zpid/649000-_price/2613-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/58.47072,-65.214844,25.681137,-125.244141_rect/3_zm/2_p/0_mmm/?




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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hoosick Falls house is RAD!




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  57. RosewaterRosewater says: 3484 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    BEAUTIFUL, bright and sunny, VAST, California, airplane, Craftsman just hit the market in little old Salem, Indiana. Hardly a thing needs doin besides the dated, inappropriate kitchen. Has great space though, so someone can have fun doing it right. L O V E the airplane sunroom / sleeping porch = WOW. The sunny, finished, walkout basement is a HUGE +! No fireplace, but a great house no less!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/205-E-Walnut-St-Salem-IN-47167/94627176_zpid/?fullpage=true




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  58. natira121natira121 says: 155 comments
    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Stove lovers,

    I just saw this on craigslist and thought I’d post it. It’s so cool!

    https://medford.craigslist.org/atq/d/vintage-art-noveaupied-selle/6615028007.html




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    • Sandy B says: 169 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      John, the Warren CT house sure checks all my boxes. Those stair treads, WOW!! Sure hope a new owner doesn’t mess with them, they tell the story of this house all by themselves.




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  59. RT says: 82 comments

    Amhearst, MA. 1770. Tastefully updated. I’d think you’d want to ask for at least a few pieces of furniture. Grounds and barn are lovely. 595K: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23-Ponemah-Hill-Rd-Amherst-NH-03031/120650902_zpid/?fullpage=true




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    • Sandy B says: 169 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Thank-you for that one RT. I know nothing about Amherst, but I sure like this property!!
      And yes……LOVE the antiques and how they’ve done everything else in this house. The barn is special too. High taxes in NH might be a deterrent I’d have to consider though.




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