June 15, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    When I first saw this photo I thought perhaps they were men dressed as women and the one on the far right, woman dressed as a man. Then when I looked closer, maybe just not so pretty women? 😀

    My guess about the location, California.

    Not sure about weekend posts, just run out of time on Friday’s lately.

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      You’re right, Kelly! The guy is the prettiest one of the three!

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    • ChrisICU says: 638 comments

      The women remind me of late Edwardian Suffragette’s posing with their dandy and dapper gentleman friend.

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

      My ex husbands family was fairly well-to-do, so there are a lot of pictures from the 1850’s on. (What I wouldn’t give to have suitcases full of pictures of MY family!) We were very surprised the first time looking through them…. his grandfather, and his grandfather’s father were both VERY handsome men who came from some of the homliest women on the planet!

      To be fair, there is a fair share of women “hit by the ugly stick” on my side of the family too. *grin*

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    • FFDriverFFDriver says: 12 comments

      Happy Friday, Kelly! My first thought when I saw the picture: my maternal grandparents home in Whittier, CA. Their house was built in the 1890’s by a shipwright using huge oak timbers throughout. (The house has withstood every Southern California earthquake over the last 120 years with minimal or no damage).
      The lady of the house was widowed in the early teens. Her butler dropped her at the front door one evening, and then drove the car down to the garage and parked it. (He lived in the basement). Robbers accosted her on the porch, she fled to the garage and had her butler take her to the William Penn Hotel in Whittier, where she lived the remainder of her life. (She never returned to the house and it fell into abandonment).
      My grandfather purchased the house and property for twelve-thousand-dollars cash in 1932, and over the next year, had the house and properties renovated. (My grandfather, Victor H. York, founded and owned the York Oil Company).
      My memories of the house could fill a book. Granddad died in 1963 and grandma died in 1982. My cousin bought the house out of the estate and lives there to this day.
      One particular memory occurred in 1952 when grandma phoned Mom and said to come up to the house right away, there was someone ‘her father’ wanted to introduce to us. We arrived a while later, and although at age four the meeting had little significance, granddad introduced us to (then) Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene Biscaluez, and U.S. Senator Richard Nixon, who had just been selected as Ike’s Vice Presidential running mate.
      All best, Carl

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    • Tara Terminiello says: 22 comments

      https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2018/06/15/historic-mount-laurel-house-hooton-road-scheduled-demolished/692223002/

      Hi there, sorry to interrupt you but Im having trouble logging in the other way.Im just heartbroken about this and I wish the people of Mt Laurel would start a Go Fund Me site or something.

      I wanted to share this sad news with you and ask your resident experts…did they even have asbestos in private homes so early in the 19th century?

      again I apologize for the awkward placement of my post.

      I wanted to know if the claims that the house “was loaded with asbestos” could be true and if it would cost “millions” to fix up. I always hoped the home could be a museum or a “holiday house” rentable for private venues and holidays.

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

        The use of asbestos for home insulation and fire protection use started late in the 19th century. Most likely, the asbestos found was used to insulate heating ductwork or boiler steam pipes. Thus, its use should have been limited. Some linoleum type flooring in the 1940’s and 50’s contained asbestos fibers; I even ran across a late Victorian era ad for “Asbestos Paint” but it wasn’t clear whether the paint itself contained asbestos or was specifically created to paint over asbestos insulation. Asbestos abatement/remediation requires specialists in full hazmat suits and respirators. Typically, a house is sealed with plastic to contain any air borne asbestos fibers. (there are no known safe asbestos exposure levels) The clean up crew goes in, dampens any and all probable asbestos containing items and bags them in special bags tagged with hazardous tape and warnings. A locked and sealed closed metal container is used to transport the bagged materials to a licensed hazardous materials facility for safe disposal.
        That said, the clean up costs would be in the thousands although each clean up site is priced according to the amount and the difficulty of removal. I wouldn’t be surprised if a quote of $25,000 to $50,000 came in if there truly is asbestos “everywhere” as claimed. Some minor asbestos remediation can cost less so quotes from more than one licensed abatement contractor would need to be obtained. But here’s a big question…if the authorities already know of the asbestos hazards, then abatement would have to take place BEFORE demolition starts anyway. In other words, whether the house is saved or torn down, the cost of asbestos abatement will still have to be paid. It’s illegal to demolish a structure with known asbestos contamination unless the asbestos has been remediated.
        The “millions” claimed costs is not based on known facts but just thrown out there as a deterrent to considering alternatives to demolition. Demolition contractors in some places have close connections with local authorities because a lot of business comes from that sector. I’ve even known of a politician who got elected with the help and funding of a demolition contractor but that was years ago. To be fair, the authorities should contact the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office http://www.nj.gov/dep/hpo/ They can assist in finding or sending a structural specialist qualified to do a thorough and methodical rehabilitation evaluation estimate which is far more reliable and realistic than throwing out a “millions” guesstimate. In summary, the asbestos clean up costs are going to be there whether the house is rehabbed or demolished. The actual costs of a rehabilitation (under the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation) needs to be determined by a qualified specialist, unless the authorities themselves are historic structure rehab specialists, which seems doubtful. Only after all the factual based estimates are in, subject to public review, can a vote be taken to save or demolish the structure. Typically, if public/federal funds are used, a federally mandated Section 106 review has to take place before a demolition permit is granted. Even if saving this historic house isn’t feasible, all the proper steps should be taken rather than allowing arbitrary decisions to be made without factual input. Although local efforts to save a structure like this are not often successful, (against a local entity already determined to seek demolition) holding the authorities responsible to follow established procedures and allow public input in the process should be mandatory. Sometimes legal help is needed; the state historic preservation office can recommend representation and what other steps can be taken to make authorities follow proper procedure. I personally believe so long as there’s a chance to save the landmark, that an effort should be made. Time is always of the essence because the authorities know once a demolition takes place, its all a moot point so they often fast-track a demolition to thwart efforts to save a local landmark. Fight the good fight!

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        • SueSue says: 547 comments
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          1802 Cape
          ME

          I thought the million dollar quote was ridiculous. I too thought it sounded like someone did not want this house considered for anything else but demolition.

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        • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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          1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
          Strawn, TX

          Great comment John! That is some incredibly valuable information for all of us to know!

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        • Tara Terminiello says: 22 comments

          wow….youre really good!!!!

          lol, thankyou so much for that very informative info. Im a newbie here in Mt Laurel, we only moved here a year ago and have a lot of family issues on our plate, perhaps too many to jump into the fray but I thought asbestos was a more modern problem….one tiny good thing, the 123 acres of farmland is officially preserved, for what thats worth,so no developer is allowed to gobble it up, although Heaven knows thats something thats starting to happen all over south Jersey. Wish they would take a page out of north Jersys book, an area so over paved, over developed and over congested congested that they are hemorrhaging people….down here or out of state. Indeed, one of the great things about this area {still} is the huge tracts of open pasture land and woods they have….maybe for not much longer.

          Ive never been to the Hooten House so I dont know what it looks like inside and whether its been gutted during last century to accommodate modern living or not, you know, Ive been to a number of rehabilitated Victorians that look great on the outside and then, for some reson, look like a starship on the inside without a trace of the gorgeous old handiwork that celebrated its time.If Its dripping with plaster molding and fancy woodwork and has the original brass lighting fixtures{it was renovated in 1876} it might stand a chance…but……

          Anyway thanks again{you should write a book!!!}

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        • Jeff (An Architect) says: 40 comments

          John, I was going to write something very similar, although you put it so eloquently, now I don’t have to. Who are these people in positions of authority
          that spread such nonsense? Millions of dollars? Are they Architects or Contractors? Probably not (although neither of them are perfect either). Probably the same thinking of the people who say “replace those old windows, with thermal pane windows!” What exactly are “Thermalpane windows”, Oh, did you mean insulated glass windows? Such ingnorance! Meanwhile another old building is ruined with inferior replacement windows, while the rest of the buildings walls remain uninsulated, smart choice! These people that destroy historic buildings, are similar to vandals running amok with cans of spray paint, at an art museum adding their “updates” or modernizing. People need to speak up to put an end to this before it’s too late.

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

            Well said yourself, Jeff. You’re preaching to the choir here to me and many others on this site who value structures for their inherent historic fabric rather than those houses “improved” by owners who insist on “leaving their mark” on every house they’ve ever owned. Many old houses are indeed large, hand-built works of art merged with architecture instead of the planned obsolescence utilitarian products of today’s mass housing.

            Books have been written about saving America’s historic windows like this one by nationally known preservationist John Leeke: https://www.amazon.com/Save-Americas-Windows-historic-windows/dp/146628644X Over the years I’ve collected old windows from curbside pickups. When folks see what replacement reproduction windows cost (same profiles as the originals) they may start keeping a eye out for curbside or dumpster discarded originals.
            As for saving the New Jersey landmark house, perhaps this story about an effort from some years ago to raze the 1880 Green Opera House in Woodbury, NJ could be inspiring. A local openly asked what could he do to try to prevent its destruction? I emailed him similar advice to what I recommended for the Mt. Laurel landmark and he almost single handedly undertook a successful campaign to save the G.G. Green Opera house; now again a local landmark. Here’s his blog: http://preservewoodbury.blogspot.com/2011/12/green-opera-house-update.html Regrettably, the grand Second Empire mansion built by George G. Green, the benefactor and namesake of the Opera House, burned to the ground in 1968. (arson?) Here’s some photos and a history of the grand Green mansion locally called Gray (sp?) Towers: http://preservewoodbury.blogspot.com/2012/ If tiny Woodbury can find a path to save their unique Opera House, surely the good people of Mt. Laurel can find a way to do the same for their landmark home. BTW, I live in Texas and have never visited New Jersey although the aims of historic preservation are not limited by geographical boundaries.

            Even the U.N. recognizes the importance of historic preservation in its designation of World Heritage Sites so preserving important examples of our built past is a universal human aspiration whether its a 5,000 year old Egyptian pyramid or a 1940’s Usonian design by Frank Lloyd Wright. The distinctive architecture of a locale is what the National Trust (for Historic Preservation) describes as a “sense of place”. When that architecture is lost, so too is the sense of place. We’ve unnecessarily lost far too many great landmarks in our country already; however, there’s little encouraging in the 21st century to suggest that will change without caring people taking a stand opposing continued losses. Thanks to you and others here for sharing their views on this topic.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4949 comments
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      The woman in the middle has some resemblance to my favorite great-aunt Mabel, who sent me birthday cards every year. She graduated college in the 1920’s and moved from New York to work as a social worker in rural West Virginia. She lived there 50+ years with her “friend”, a brilliant attorney who argued cases before the US Supreme Court when it was rare for women to do so. LGBTQ has been around for a very long time.

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    • Ryan says: 485 comments

      The house in the pic looks to me like it might be a Greene & Greene home. It reminds me of their work anyway.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Judging by the period; the house; the topography; and especially the chimney of the house next door; my guess is Pasadena, California.

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      Cody, WY (built 1908)
      https://www.codyproperty.com/idx/mls-10013407-101_robertson_st_cody_wy_82414
      This historic home was built for Buffalo Bill Cody, and his daughter lived in the home. It originally sat on the same block as the historic Irma Hotel & Restaurant in downtown Cody. Home was moved to current location 1972. House is 5,000 square feet of Cody History! Current owners operate a bed and breakfast in this historic home. Home includes 5 bedrooms, 3 kitchens, 7 bathrooms, parlor, dining room, den and sunroom. Large, secluded, 1-acre corner lot with mountain views, mature trees and landscaping and 30’x40′ shop. Own a piece of Wyoming History!

      Cody, WY (built approx. 1921)
      http://board.usamls.net/parkcounty/default.asp?content=expanded&search_content=agent_listings&this_format=0&mls_number=10013516&page=1&sortby=2&listing_off_id=21&listing_agt_id=44

  2. John says: 783 comments

    Blairstown, NJ

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/40105098_zpid/200000-_price/805-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/56.632063,-66.09375,22.553147,-126.123047_rect/3_zm/13_p/0_mmm/?

    Long Beach, WA

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/232189372_zpid/200000-_price/805-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/56.632063,-66.09375,22.553147,-126.123047_rect/3_zm/18_p/0_mmm/?

    Lewisburg, WV

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/22453651_zpid/445000-_price/1790-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/56.632063,-66.09375,22.553147,-126.123047_rect/3_zm/3_p/0_mmm/?

    Port Royal, VA

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/223197590_zpid/445000-_price/1790-_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/56.632063,-66.09375,22.553147,-126.123047_rect/3_zm/13_p/0_mmm/?

    Quitman, GA

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/105172113_zpid/100000-300000_price/402-1207_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/56.632063,-66.09375,22.553147,-126.123047_rect/3_zm/4_p/0_mmm/?

    Steuben, ME

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/248331368_zpid/100000-300000_price/402-1207_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/56.632063,-66.09375,22.553147,-126.123047_rect/3_zm/15_p/0_mmm/?

    Mount Vernon, MO

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/233585087_zpid/200000-300000_price/805-1207_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/56.632063,-66.09375,22.553147,-126.123047_rect/3_zm/3_p/0_mmm/?

    Knoxville, TN

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house_type/41637862_zpid/200000-300000_price/805-1207_mp/1_days/0-1930_built/pricea_sort/56.632063,-66.09375,22.553147,-126.123047_rect/3_zm/7_p/0_mmm/?

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow. Two very fine Wright readings; a great mid-mod; and a Goff, slag glass freak of nature. You DO NOT disappoint! Thanks’ John

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

      The Salem, OH, house is simply stunning….. beautifully done. I love the restrained exterior paint scheme. And the price…..unbelievable, especially from where I sit.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4949 comments
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      The Elyria house is pending at this point. Old maps show it as the Henry Norton farm, owned by his son William into the early 1900’s. Likely it started as an Italianate house in the 1860’s, thoroughly transformed later into a Colonial Revival. It would be interesting to see the interior.
      http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/57196/Wellington+Township++Elyria+Township/Lorain+County+1874/Ohio/
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55113064

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    • John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

      The house at 6082 lake Avenue in Elyria, Ohio, (southwest of Cleveland) appears to be a simple Victorian era Italianate style home. Given its form and appearance, a construction date in the 1870’s seems plausible. Without more interior photos, its difficult to reach any firmer conclusions about the age. I suspect that when this house was built the area was farmland and this was likely a farmhouse originally. A positive point is that the lot is still slightly over an acre according to the listing. Some firmer dates may be found in county deed records. Hope this is of some usefulness and good luck om buying it.

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  3. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    A circa-1825 Federal, partially Italianated some 30 years later, in the college/grape belt town of Fredonia, New York:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/50-Forest-Pl_Fredonia_NY_14063_M31425-21203?view=qv

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  4. TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    A posting this week got me looking at Boydton, VA. Here are some nice ones from there and the surrounding area.

    Boydton-
    The listing says build date is 1812, obviously off by several decades, but it’s a beautiful, stately home nonetheless.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/579-Washington-St-Boydton-VA-23917/107945191_zpid/

    Big, beautiful Queen Anne
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/625-Washington-St-Boydton-VA-23917/107945144_zpid/

    Clarksville, VA –
    Beautiful, early 19th century home. The listing says that all the contents will be sold at auction on Labor Day. There are some nice pieces there.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/214-5th-St-Clarksville-VA-23927/230415794_zpid/

    Gorgeous, historic home with over 27 acres on Lake Kerr. Bring your check book!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1718-Epps-Fork-Rd-Clarksville-VA-23927/2104840829_zpid/

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

      I love the last Clarksville house. Have we seen it before? Because the DR’s walllpaper – which I like a lot – is ringing a bell with me. I’d also like a closer look at the entry hall’s wallpaper; it looks like it may be a rather understated chinoiserie-mural type pattern. Pretty, IMO, at any rate. (Bringing my checkbook wouldn’t help – the check would bounce, quite high. ?)

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  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    ************* ATTENTION CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SHARE **************

    Hey everybody! 🙂 I’d like to open up a discussion between those of us who both search the MLS listings and contribute our finds to the share on a regular basis; and / or view those posted links for pleasure or otherwise. Just looking for opinions about how you do and do not like to see those links presented here in the share, and for what reasons. I guess I’m hoping that we can all come to a consensus of some sort on how to make the share a bit more streamlined and easy for folks to navigate.

    So here’s my 2p! 🙂

    Since we’ve been doing the share, I’ve found that the way I present links has evolved with time employing examples I’ve seen others use when I find them particularly effective. I have found that Zillow links are the best because the pix load all together onto a gallery page which you can quickly scroll through to determine whether you are or are not interested in seeing more. If so you can easily click on the “view larger” and browse through the pix which are then presented large format in in a clean streamlined manner; if not it’s one click to back out. *** THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP *** when clipping a zillow link to paste it to the share is to click on the “EXPAND” tab at the top right of the pop up listing page of a particular house. Doing that will take you to a separate, individual page for that listing ONLY. If you then clip THAT url, only the listing you want folks to see will load when they click the link. Thing is, if you clip the url for the pop up page, ALL of the other searches will also load at the same time generating a VERY long running script which takes significantly more time to load than otherwise, and also causes navigation problems if you forget to just back out using the browser. It’s very annoying when that happens: and the load time is especially tedious if your computer is RAM challenged – like mine. Heheheh.

    Here’s the difference.

    Link A. will take you to a Zillow pop up page. ** NOTICE THE “EXPAND” TAB – top right of the pop up page.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Vincennes-IN/227977795_zpid/29408_rid/38.965815,-87.035065,38.396567,-87.973023_rect/9_zm/

    Now here is the same listing on it’s own page. Again – this is done by clicking the “EXPAND” tab at the top right of the pop up page, as shown above, and THEN copying and pasting THAT url to the share.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2474-N-State-Road-550-Vincennes-IN-47591/227977795_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Notice how much faster and cleaner it loads?! Then there is no confusion on how to navigate out: just hit back on your browser and you’re back to the share!

    One other thing would be style and how a link is presented. I find that individual links posted one at a time are much preferred to long lists since I like to leave comments thanking the poster of the link for their effort, and sharing with them why I enjoyed seeing what it is they posted. It’s much easier to do one at a time than having to itemize a long list. ALSO, I like to always post a short blurb along with the link to give the viewer some idea of what lies beyond. I doesn’t have to be a specific set of criterion, just some idea of what they will see if they click the link. I usually pass by long lists of naked links. I just don’t find them enticing.

    So there’s my opinion. WHAT IS YOURS??? 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      About posting links one at the time, my preference is up to 10 in one comment (more than that, the email notification starts becoming spammy to some email providers) as it cuts down on the number of emails received for those that sign up for comment notifications. Although one can choose to sign up for a daily email rather than instant for comment emails so that may help cut down on emails. However, feel free to do shares how one wishes except for the 10 at a time rule. I still have the comment bug going on, it’s a WordPress thing and not something I can fix and has to do with the European GDPR checkbox thing (if you are signed in, it does not show.) The comment bug makes leaving a comment annoying so commenting with a share one at the time could take forever if you have multiples.

      Yes to the Zillow thing about using the expand thing, it’ll show the address and cuts down on accidentally search links rather than to the home itself.

      I’d rather not have people posting whole listing descriptions as some of them can be ridiculously long and make scrolling annoying but a comment about what the house is or price, build date and city/state if not shown in the link is cool if people want to, not going to be particular about that.

      Adding, when I decide to post a share or not, the more original the higher on my to-post list it goes. The more expensive, I try to stay under $500k, the lower on the list UNLESS it’s a jaw dropper or a time capsule. Same goes for the oversea homes, although I understand some countries are ridiculously expensive, I try to stay under $500k UNLESS. That rule excludes agent/owner shares or homes in locations that are mega expensive.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Good deal Kelly! I didn’t even consider the email implications of individual posting. I try to keep my contributions to four or five a week; but if someone is posting 10 or 20 or more links that totally makes sense. Also makes sense about posting whole listing descriptions. I hope I didn’t imply that; just that some short sort of personal description instead of a blank link is preferable when deciding what to click on.

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      • SueSue says: 547 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        Being wordy myself I do like a description of sorts before the listing. However, I might be the only one here that is not a fan of Zillow. I like Realtor.com better but perhaps it is because I was not doing as Rosewood suggested. I do like to see very expensive places. It’s just so fun to see them and I often get ideas for projects.

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        • Hoyt Clagwell says: 251 comments

          Yes, a brief description preceding each link, please! Even the barest information, such as a build date and general style or category, is hugely appreciated.

          Those posts that are just a mass of links with no description whatsoever of each one–there’s no way I’m going to spend time opening a ton of links with no idea what they even go to, and if others happen to respond the same way, then it kind of seems like an unfortunate waste of effort on the part of the poster.

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Hi Rosewater!
      Thanks for your thoughts on sharing posts. I agree that I personally find Zillow listings easier to view. However, I only have a tablet, not a regular laptop or desktop to use. When I clicked on your two example links, they both came up exactly the same, so I’m not sure what you mean when you talk about the expand tab. Did the links in my posting earlier today load the way you prefer?

      I personally don’t mind having multiple listings per comment, but I do appreciate having a little introduction with each one.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I don’t know Jewel – that is interesting! Could be the difference between the two platforms. I NEVER use a phone or tablet for this, so am thusly clueless.

        When you say “the same”; are you seeing just the one listing; or do you see the pop up page over other listings, as in a Zillow search?

        THX! 🙂

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        • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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          1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
          Strawn, TX

          I just see the one listing. Now I did notice that if I used the share link option, it would show all the listings that were in that search when you clicked on it. If I do a manual copy and paste from the address bar, then it will show that individual listing only.

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Hmmmm. Maybe that’s it. Anyway, the goal is to have the ling pull up only the single listing, and not the whole page of search listings with the pop up target listing on top. Like Kelly said, it does cause confusion and incorrect info. 🙂

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

      I like to see a short summary of style, age, location and price and maybe something special about a share so I don’t have to click through on ones (that may be fantastic) but are either in places I would not consider living or too expensive…

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

        I like to see at least the build date *or* the style, so that I can choose which ones would interest me the most. And I agree re: zillow listings, as some others have mentioned… can easily scroll through the photos. But the age or style thing is the most important, IMO.

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

      I don’t see the “expand” tab, and each page loads the same (quickly) for me. But then I’m on an iPad – maybe that impacts it?? So… guess my experience is the same as TX Jewel’s.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        So you’re just seeing the single listing Cathy: no other listings peeking out from under the selected listing? THX 🙂

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

          Yep, correct – I see just the single listing for each link.

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Dunno. The goal though is to link to the specific listing you’re posting, and not the search page with the listing pop up. 🙂

            • Cathy F. says: 2240 comments

              Well, I suppose if I were on a desktop and/or not using Safari, it might be two different results. Don’t know. I know what you mean, though, re: the two different link results – have seen the sort of result where it has multiple listings – besides just the one which was wanted.

              • NonaKNonaK says: 253 comments
                OHD Supporter

                Austin, TX

                If you are using the Zillow app on a tablet or phone the view is different than using a computer on the website. This is true for Realtor.com also. You can go to the website from a either device but mine will alter the view for a tablet. I have android devices so don’t know if an iPad would do the same. I’ve also found that the app links are just that and wouldn’t work here. I can’t provide the why of all this, but I discovered it through experience.

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    • Emma HenryEmma Henry says: 68 comments
      El Paso, TX

      As someone who comes here for the fun of viewing, I much prefer the Zillow links, and I love the little introductions that pique my interest.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      I absolutely agree that it is preferable to have a brief blurb about the year, style and condition of a shared house – that way I have some idea of what is of interest to me and what isn’t… When I see just a location, I am apt to skip it, unless I am familiar with the person sharing and know that we have similar interests…

      As far as “expanded” vs. not, I don’t notice a difference, but will give it a try with my shares for today…

      P.S. I’m glad you brought this topic up, Jeff, because it has been a source of minor frustration to me, as well…

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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      I don’t have too much of an opinion on how everyone decides to post. I usually get through most of them by the time the weekend is over. I enjoy looking at everything from an abandoned farmhouse to the rare 1970s time capsule. Although there are some styles and features I appreciate more than others I still love looking at them all. A home is such a personal thing and each one is individual and unique. I always find something I enjoy in every post, even if it’s a home I would never be able to afford or an area I would probably not choose to live. I have always used the Realtor site. When I was looking for my home, obviously this site was stop number one in my search (huge point of pride was seeing my home make it on this site after I had made an offer on it ?) then I went to Realtor. Zillow wasn’t updated quickly enough and when we bought there was absolutely no time to waste. Homes were selling way too fast. I’m not internet savvy so I just kept using the same site. However I’ve read everyone’s comments and have learned how to search Zillow and copy the link so I may try that next week as well as a short intro for each with location, price, and build date to make it easier for readers.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Thanks’ Linzyloo! I actually use a variety of the search engines, and very often Realtor. Trulia is also helpful for specific searches. Thing is, instead of posting the link directly, I always pull up the zillow, expand page, single link and then cut and paste from there. Again, when you’re trying to look through all the MANY links in the share it is VERY helpful for sake of time and efficiency to be able to move fast. The Zillow seems best for this because it loads all of the pix in a medium icon size so you can quickly scan through to see if it is something which interests you. If so then click on the view large and slowly go through them. If it’s a REALLY great place which REALLY interests me, I always see if I can find the listing on “Movoto” which has the full page viewer. 🙂

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Here’s another great tip some may find useful. If you find a place you like and want to see if there are additional pix on another MLS site; or maybe you’re searching on another engine and then looking for the Zillow link to post on the share; try this. Sometimes the address will vary from site to site, so try to leave out as much of it as possible while still doing a targeted search.

        For instance:

        1375 Rosemary Ln, Northbrook, IL 60062

        enter instead; 1375 Rosemary Northbrook

        That way if one site lists the address as Ln instead of lane, or St. instead of Street, you’re more likely to find it.

        Hope that makes sense.

        https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1375-Rosemary-Ln-Northbrook-IL-60062/3329966_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      All I can say about the Boise, ID house is wowie wow wow!

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

      What a wedding cake in Biloxi. A lot original inside, too! Thanks!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      OH YEAH! That Biloxie house is a cUUUtie! Thrilling that it has retained all of it’s fabulous, original, exterior decorative elements. TY!

      Hope you’ll have a peek at the discussion thread above Linzyloo. Since you are a VALUED regular contributor to the share, I hope you’ll chime in with your opinions and any ideas you might have about streamlining the share posts for efficiency and reader experience. TYA 🙂 Jeffrey

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  6. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Rocky Hill, CT–The Jacob Robbins House (1767), later known as the Duke of Cumberland Inn, priced at $150k:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/244-Old-Main-St_Rocky-Hill_CT_06067_M43155-74476?view=qv

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  7. MyOldHouseFixMyOldHouseFix says: 4 comments
    1890 Folk Victorian
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Hi everyone! If you have an old house and need a “fix” literally or visually, come visit My Old House”Fix” for a while. We publish technical blogs on maintenance, repair, and restoration. Additionally, we have discussions over on our Facebook group!

    http://www.myoldhousefix.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/myoldhousefix

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  8. MyOldHouseFixMyOldHouseFix says: 4 comments
    1890 Folk Victorian
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Latest technical blog from My Old House”Fix” – Exterior Paint Failure: 9 Critical Steps to Ensure a Long-Lasting Paint Job

    https://myoldhousefix.com/2018/06/04/exterior-paint-failure/

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  9. Joe says: 755 comments

    —–This post is not meant to be perceived in any way as a criticism of the way that Kelly has developed and changed this site. —–
    – I am really pleased with the success of this site. Recent changes have brought many more properties to the site and it is better for it. I really like the pie in the sky European castle dreams that have been presented, and I like the ones that make a great second home in Europe a possibility.
    -The same fear that caused me to start following this site under a pseudonym, Joe (the idea being that I am a regular Joe), fear of identity theft or some other potential internet sharing catastrophe, which could have consequences that I have no confidence that I will be able to anticipate even makes me afraid to fill out the paperwork to be an OHD supporter.
    -I find myself unable to place a value on preserving my contributions under the pseudonymous identity, while changing my OHD presence to my real name.
    -I have this perception that all of the changes in our society that the electronic age have brought appear to be leaving me behind. I find myself likening my position to that of the coachman whose job became obsolete with industrial revolution innovations such as cars and trains which made his life’s work an anachronism or for the super wealthy.
    -Having said all of this, which has turned out to be more important in some ways to that which I intended this post to say, I will say the following thing that was the original intent of this post after repeating that…
    – I repeat-This post is not meant to be perceived in any way as a criticism of the way that Kelly has and continues to develop and change this site.

    You know, I miss the days when Kelly was less organized and I would check for the latest houses all day long, because there might be a surprise post late in the day or even at night. It is a really good thing that Kelly has so much more control over the site and her organization is better. I just miss the spontaneity that used to be a part of this site.
    I am only commenting because I have never been able to get organized enough to look in at a specific time each day, so it used to be a lot of fun for me to check in multiple times during the day and at night to see if there are any new posts. Would it be a good idea to have surprise pop up properties at all hours again????? I don’t know the answer to this question. I truly don’t want to put another burden on Kelly. The anticipation has been delicious.
    -This post is not meant to be perceived in any way as a criticism of the way that Kelly has developed and changed this site.
    – I also think that coming up with an optional yet predictable posting format would be useful. I am often overwhelmed by the number of posts that someone makes and only look at the ones that have garnered a reply. I know that I miss some goodies that way, but know that Kelly will post the best ones anyway.
    -We could all come up with agreeable short hand description for styles for or maybe centuries or even half centuries. 2,7, 8, and 9 could be 2000’s, 1700s, 1800s, and 1900’s. E,EM, M, ML, and L could indicate what part of a century it looks like.
    – For my part knowing the date and if the poster thought it might be off would be enough. I like to know the price, but could do with how many K as opposed to the full price. If it is a Fixer Upper, I think we might
    avoid those initials and use something like HS for Handyman Special. If the shorthand clues are always presented in the same order, it would simplify reading them.
    These are just ideas to be thrown around. i have nothing invested in being the one who suggests any of the chosen initials.

  10. Tara says: 3 comments

    First time poster.

    We looked at this NY cobblestone last year when it was for sale. Ultimately it didn’t fit what we needed. It had been in the same family forever. I love the stone houses with the crazy thick walls and deep windows!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5821-Buerman-Rd-Sodus-NY-14551/61985077_zpid/?fullpage=true

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

    I drive by this early 1720’s stone Witmer Tavern a lot and have always admired it. It was foreclosed on late last year and now is for sale. It is located on a fairly busy road near but not on US Route 30, so it may be best used as a location for a business, but it’s a great property for the right person. Needs work but when did that deter us? https://www.zillow.com/b/2014-Old-Philadelphia-Pike-LANCASTER-PA/40.040018,-76.241603_ll/

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    • LynnK says: 88 comments

      I just love this old place. I hope someone deems it worthy of some TLC and gives it new life!

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

      PS I checked the zoning. It’s “medium density residential” which means 2-units (usually) but it’s in an “Historic Overlay District” which allows quite a few business uses (basically an exception to encourage anyone — business or residential users — to invest and preserve historic buildings.) This was a B&B,and a residence with an antique shop. So if any of you are dreaming of a business location (or business/residence combo) here’s your chance. Asking price is $194,500. And it’s not far from Paradise, Blue Ball or Intercourse…

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  12. TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    Here is a great before and after story from Strawn, TX the town that I live in.

    The Watson House was listed on OHD, but didn’t survive the purge. It had been for sale for quite some time and was finally bought by a man from California almost 2 years ago.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/114-Watson-Pl-Strawn-TX-76475/2103823751_zpid/

    This gentleman had been searching for a stately old home that he could turn into a BNB and event venue. It took a little over a year to finish, and the results are stunning. The package prices are very reasonable. Consider this an invitation to visit Strawn anytime. I’ll give you a personal, guided tour of the area! ?

    https://www.watsonhouse.net

    My husband and I had looked at the Watson House, but it was just too much house for us. We ended up buying across town instead. We absolutely love our home and living in Strawn. It will keep us busy for years to come.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/221-W-Housley-St-Strawn-TX-76475/2107587257_zpid/?view=public

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  13. Lotusflame says: 19 comments

    Here’s a beauty in St. Louis. Apologies if it’s already been shared. The woodwork is pretty drool worthy!

    It is on Zillow as well, I just had this open in my browser.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4361-Westminster-Pl_Saint-Louis_MO_63108_M89288-39547

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Drool worthy indeed!

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      • Lotusflame says: 19 comments

        I guess I could have given a description. 1891 mansion? Small mansion? What a bargain.

        William Levy, architect.

        Sigh, so geographically close, yet financially, not.

        You buy, I’ll just take one bath and that second kitchen, and sitting privileges. I’ll set the Swiffers to autoship. ??

    • zoomey says: 526 comments

      It’s swoon-worthy. That woodwork is astounding! What a stunning house!

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  14. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1059 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    A very pretty and fantastic 4-square in Salisbury MD.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/403-N-Division-St_Salisbury_MD_21801_M53501-59851#photo0

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  15. Anne M.Anne M. says: 786 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Lots of thoughtful comments regarding posting, thanks for getting the ball rolling Rosewater. I appreciate a brief description with each link – year, style, location or the like.
    Hybrid 1800-1870-1950, quite lovely:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/179-James-St_Barre_MA_01005_M35506-09625#photo28
    1918, interesting bungalow, lots of original features
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3-Chilmark-Ct-Worcester-MA-01604/56740212_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1880 in the Berkshires of Western Mass
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14-Kirk-St-Great-Barrington-MA-01230/2090190031_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Large 1900 in Vermont
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91-Prospect-St-Northfield-VT-05663/2094709469_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks for contributing QuiltingWitch, (love that – heheheh!).

      Your Zillow link was just perfect BTW. TY

      Just by way of a helpful hint to everyone for future posts; before posting on the share, go to the search box on the right side of any page and type in the zip code of the house you want to post and press enter. Any properties posted in that code will pop up; allowing you to see if the house is already on OHD. Many times you’ll find that Kelly has beaten you to it! No worries. 😉

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/06/05/1921-mission-revival-poughkeepsie-ny/

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      • RonnieH says: 81 comments

        As to reposting of houses on OHD’s. I actually appreciate when a house might be listed more than once. I work full time, as many of us do, and just plainly don’t have time to catch all the posts a week. I missed the Poughkeepsie house apparently and would never have seen it. I LOVE it btw. I even start doubting myself on if I posted a house to OHD’s every now and again…

  16. LynnK says: 88 comments

    OMG! I walk past this home daily while on my lunch break. I have always wanted to see the inside. I haven’t seen a for sale sign outside. There have been at least 4 other homes for sale on this same street in the past month. (2 sold very quickly!) Here is a link to the homes in Chapin Park with a brief history of this home:https://buildingsouthbend.nd.edu/properties/nd-sb-01225/

    Here is another one 1 block over. Side Gable style. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/613-N-Lafayette-Blvd_South-Bend_IN_46601_M49705-38208
    It has a cute little guest house in the back.

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  17. cheryl plato says: 179 comments

    Howdy! Haven’t shared in a while, here’s a few I found:

    1896 cute stone cottage in Idaho, comes furnished with antiques

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/351-E-Hooper-Ave_Soda-Springs_ID_83276_M14950-36290#photo0

    cute stone fairytale cottage on Stoner Street, Calico Rock, Arkansas

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/30-Stoner-St_Calico-Rock_AR_72519_M82755-09306

    cute 1873 Victorian sold faster than I could share it

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/909-Main-St_Saint-Joseph_MI_49085_M44352-79467#photo0

    oh this Victorian in Savanah MO is exquisite

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/606-W-Market-St_Savannah_MO_64485_M70426-89868#photo24

    love absolutely everything about this little Victorian cottage in NC even the street

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/547-Carthage-St_Cameron_NC_28326_M53353-50657#photo0

    beautiful old home on an acre in Wyalsing PA and a great deal

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/301-Marsh-St_Wyalusing_PA_18853_M44046-81897#photo0

    beautiful “Queen Anne Victorian” in Le Mars Iowa

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/231-Central-Ave-SW_Le-Mars_IA_51031_M70460-69849#photo0

    cute little Cripple Creek VA cottage, has two front doors

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/315-Francis-Mill-Rd_Cripple-Creek_VA_24322_M67012-14216?ex=VA635745398#photo0

    bargain of the day? cute 13k cottage, wish there were more pictures! Pulaski VA

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/610-8th-St-NE_Pulaski_VA_24301_M55162-08604#

    have a great weekend!

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Good pick on the Ulster property, which I had on my list for this week, as well! For that price, and that location/view, I also fear for the future of this classic farmhouse. Fingers crossed, and saying a prayer for it…

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Those all loaded just perfectly RT. Clean and efficient! TY

      Of courese I’m IN LOVE with the Crumbly italianate right on the river in Ulster! Who wouldn’t be!?! Yeah I know, plenty of people. Most people in fact would rather not live in a crumbly old place: just the loons like me. 🙂 TOTALLY ignoring the price on that one too BTW. Heheheh..

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    • Cathy F. says: 2240 comments

      I really like the Morris house – it’s lovely! And nicely decorated. Kinda out in the boonies, though. Well, the main Chobani plant is close by…several miles north, just off Rte. 8. ?
      And a great view of the Hudson R. from the Peekskill house.

    • DianeEGDianeEG says: 559 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
      Rural, IL

      Tipton IN home is a head scratcher. It has some odd decorating/remodeling choices that might not seem to jarring in person. Tipton is the county seat and quite a nice town and area. The home has all the hints that it’s been vacant for awhile – wonder why when it’s basically nice in many ways.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      You do have your eye peeled up there Michele! Heheh. Thank you. I missed that one in Tipton, and it’s a beaut! Short of the necessary complete gut job of course; but it’s all still there for the fixin. Another one of those weird two story, sunken, summer kitchens. WHAT is up with those? So interesting. For the price, space and land = WHAT A DEAL! 🙂

      Kendallville looks like a plan book house of some sort.

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

    This amazing home in Geneseo Illinois was originally a school house. It was renovated into a home in the early 1900s. Preserved by the same family for over 100 years. Worth a look for sure.

    http://www.kw.com/homes-for-sale/email-a-friend/3yd-QCARAIL-4193279.html

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  19. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Old farmhouse and 8 acres. No interior pics. Maybe a research guru out here can find some.

    1916
    Emporia, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/228560892_zpid/

  20. Barbara VBarbara V says: 882 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here are a couple from the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River area of upstate New York:

    First, a largely original 1790 manor house in my hometown… Some of you may recall my fears earlier this year when I learned that a commercial solar development was proposed for siting on this gorgeous property. Well, a group of us have come together and hopefully headed off the developers, and as a result, the property is back on the market. In addition to the listing, I am including an article in the NY Times – hopefully, it will help to find the appropriate steward for this historic beauty:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5440-State-Route-81-Greenville-NY-12083/215843822_zpid/?fullpage=true

    https://www.nytimes.com/real-estate/usa/ny/greenville/homes-for-sale/5440-west-sr-81/185-18361052

    Second, an 1880 Victorian Gothic with matching carriage house within walking distance of the Hudson River:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-Station-Hill-Rd-Barrytown-NY-12507/30135945_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Finally – for now – an 1890 Victorian in the Catskill Mountain village of Margaretville, with all the amenities one would hope for in the Catskills. And with a period-inappropriate, but really cool, turquoise bathroom suite:

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

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    • natira121natira121 says: 602 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Whenever I see an old Colonial with the fireplace intact, I wonder if the owners ever cook in it. I would! Not all the time, but I’d certainly do it in the winter sometimes. I love making soups and stews and bread, and I can so picture doing that in one of these glorious fireplaces with the crane and oven.

      I have a wood stove in the livingroom for heat, and we cook bratwurst in it sometimes. Brats are best when cooked over a fire! And ‘smores of course. *grin*

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Those all loaded clean as a whistle Barbara. 🙂 However you’re doing it, it’s coming out right. Bing bam boom!

      Good stuff too BTW! I’m just crazy for the Goth rambler with the RAD carriage house. That place is exploding with great character. I didn’t realize it was so close to the river. Nice. TY

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Also Barbara, thanks’ again for linking to that AMAZING house in Kinderhook. The inside, front entry is likely to remain my desktop for a GOOD long time.

      https://pi.movoto.com/p/485/201818451_0_zaVnIv_l.jpeg

    • Cathy F. says: 2240 comments

      My fave of this batch is the first/Greenville house. Lovely setting & a pretty house, incl. the decor. Elegant, yet very comfortable. I would keep most of the color schemes as is & some of the wallpapers – esp. the entry hall’s paper!

  21. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Well folks, the experiment of owner and agent submitting listings is over. If you are a reader that is an agent or owner and wanted to submit your listing, the link exchange is now the place to do it. I’ve put up a notice on the contact page, this comment isn’t the only mention but I wanted to throw it out there. I’m still keeping the link exchange alive, nothing will change here this was just a special page for owners and agents to go through. After yesterday and today, just don’t feel like being insulted or cussed out anymore.

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    • Eileen M says: 290 comments

      Seriously, you were veErbally abused? For all the work you put into this site, that is SO wrong. Those people should be ashamed of themselves.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
        Admin

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Just a few disgruntled owners. 😀 But the latest one was the straw, I’m already struggling as it is and don’t need that extra stress. The agents were usually nice about it, it’s always the owners themselves that get pissed when I have to tell them no, their home has too little original features left or sometimes none at all. I’d rather go back to posting homes that didn’t make me cringe at times.

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        • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
          Strawn, TX

          I just want to say Thank You Kelly for working so hard to keep OHD a wonderful place for all of us Old Home Oddball’s to get our kicks! My husband and some partners have recently started a TX state approved online course, and the time consuming work and headaches that go into that site leave me in awe of you! I so badly want to be an OHD’s supporter, but unfortunately it’s not financially feasible right now. As soon as our online business starts to make money, I can help with yours. ? In the meantime, please know that you are greatly appreciated!

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        • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
          Strawn, TX

          BTW Kelly, I’m pretty sure I know which house made you cringe the latest and hardest! I wasn’t surprised when I saw that comments were closed on it at posting! It was a humdinger! ?

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          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 898 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            I didn’t post all the photos on that one. Technically it had a lot of original features so I don’t say no to those even if they were hard to see.

            • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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              1875 Italianate cottage
              Noblesville, IN

              Shoot! Just make them pay you $$$ to post their house. No matter if it’s the most awful or ridiculous thing, (mmmm hhmmmm – what Jewel said), or what. Give them a discount if it’s actually interesting. I don’t mind scrolling past, or briefly clicking on nonsense if it’s for your greater good. Heheheh. ?

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          • John says: 783 comments

            I Loved that house. It had great light fixtures and I loved the artistic touches……especially the chicken coup cabinets.

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    • Joe says: 755 comments

      Kelly,
      You rock! It is surprising how many people think that their home becomes historic, attractive, significant, or any other worthy description that would place it on a site like this simply because they live/lived there. I have not seen any cases in the last few years when your judgment wasn’t really sound while still being considerate.

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    • Kristina says: 4 comments

      Thank you for running this site! I absolutely love it and I’m so sorry people have been jerks. I (and I think most people here) really appreciate all the time and effort you put in to curating and posting such terrific eye candy.

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    • zoomey says: 526 comments

      Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear that. I love, love, love your site, and I appreciate the effort you put into it. It’s not a real estate listing site! It’s exactly what it says “Old House DREAMS”!! I love to go on your site and dream, dream, dream!! I’ve found so many dream houses on your site that it’s exciting to see what’s next. My husband and I enjoy looking through the postings and saying to ourselves, “Hey, what if?” France? New Zealand? Maine? Texas? So many beautiful dream houses, it gives me hope we’ll find one someday. And even if we don’t it’s so much fun to spend time on your site!! Thank you for all you do. So many of us appreciate your effort and your great eye for choosing the perfectly wonderful houses you put up on your site!!

  22. Julie C. says: 315 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand. I am originally from the States but NZ has been my home for 23 years. I love old homes and here is a house near me. The owners have painted a lot of the wood features white, including the ceilings. The wood would most likely have been Kauri which is a native tree and has a golden brown colour. As you can see, it is located in a beautiful setting. Don’t let the price freak you out. It is pretty expensive in my neck of the woods.
    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3232585

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow Julie, thank you. THAT is a dream. Looks like heaven.

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      • Julie C. says: 315 comments

        I will start doing more links but the problem here is that people tend to buy an old house, get rid of a lot of the original interior features and make it very modern and colourless. Drives me insane. So it takes a bit of hunting to find something that has also retained the inside character as well.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Oh I hear you; but sometimes, (like in this case), the place is too great for even the most determined yuppie to completely obliterate; and you still have a great old house shining through which is WELL worth seeing. I actually really like most of what was done to this one too. Looking forward to seeing your picks from down unda! 🙂

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

      Wow, the foyer’s doorway & the newel post alone…

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  23. MyOldHouseFixMyOldHouseFix says: 4 comments
    1890 Folk Victorian
    Ann Arbor, MI

    My Old House”Fix”
    Part 2 of 6. Retaining Old House Character – How to update a historic or vintage property, without losing its character.

    https://youtu.be/KQgDHQOlX-4

    http://www.myoldhousefix.com

    Thanks!

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      I’ll take the bay in the second to last picture, he’s put together pretty nicely! Oh, and while we’re at it, move the entire kit and caboodle to Texas! ?

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    • SueSue says: 547 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Like the house but that property is too small for 17 horses. Not enough turnout or grazing.

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Some great houses from my two home states, MN (where I was born) and TX (where my heart is). If the Minneapolis home was moved to Summit Ave in St Paul, it would cost at least 3x’s as much.

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  24. RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    HORROR OF HORRORS # HORROR OF HORRORS # HORROR OF HORRORS

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Glasgow School of Art burns a second time.

    THIS TIME BURNS TO THE GROUND in horrific fire!

    https://www.glasgowmackintosh.com/images/uploads/attractions/gsa/Glasgow-Mackintosh-banner-library2.jpg

    https://res.cloudinary.com/jpress/image/fetch/w_700,f_auto,ar_3:2,q_auto:low,c_fill/if_h_lte_200,c_mfit,h_201/https://www.scotsman.com/webimage/1.4755563.1529134629!/image/image.jpg

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

    My God – fire is vicious. Scares the s___ outa me…………

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  25. Mélissa ( from France) says: 45 comments

    1938, France. Need some work. 133,423.74 USD
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-53538234.html?currencyCode=GBP

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  26. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1759 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    If this has been posted previously, apologies, but I just happened on it & want to go buy it right now. On a street with other Victorians & 2 Victorian churches, a couple blocks from the water. Great price. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/214-5th-St-Clarksville-VA-23927/230415794_zpid/

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      It’s cute as a button, isn’t it? I shared it as well earlier today, along with some other houses in the area. It would sure be nice if they kept the furniture with the house, wouldn’t it? ☺️

    • Joe says: 755 comments

      Dear Laurie
      IF YOU WANT TO BUY IT THAT MUCH, CALL YOUR AGENT IN THE MORNING AND BUY IT!
      -What I am writing to you is sharing my opinion and not to be considered to be advice, although it may seem like it in the way it is phrased. I am phrasing this, whether accurately or not, as if you are a first time home buyer. If you are not, this could still be worth looking at or it might be useful to another first timer who follows OHD.
      -Any good agent will qualify you (determine if you can get enough of a loan to cover the expenses beyond your savings,if any), show you what comparable houses have sold for in the area, write whatever offer that makes you feel comfortable with purchasing it, and see you through all of the various steps that need to be taken to see that your dream comes true.
      -A good agent does not need to tell you the downsides of home ownership itself, you need to make that determination yourself. If this house is the one for you, and may not. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you could have made your dream come true. Making that call to a trusted agent and find out if making an offer that will go through is the right step for you. If your agent is Aunt Sally, who might think that it is not the right house for you, DON’T CALL HER. You need a professional who has no preconceived notions about what you can and can’t do or handle. Tell the agent what you want and find out what you can do that will make your dream come true. If your offer is not accepted, you are better off for having taken the risk and made an offer. You will then know the process and also know what you can and can’t do AT THIS TIME. It gives you the ability to assess what steps you need to take in order to make home ownership a reality for you. this is not the last house that you will love, so be practical.
      -GOOD LUCK—
      I am going to paraphrase something I said in an earlier post that Kelly liked, My biggest regrets are the things that I failed to do because I asked the others for their thoughts. I said it better the last time, but i can’t remember the words I used.

  27. linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
    1900 Prairie
    Washington Court House, OH

    This one isn’t a home for sale but I chose to share because an old home was saved from being torn down to make room for a Sonic. The moving started today. I’m very happy this one was saved! I just wish I had more pictures to share that included it’s impressive porch as well as the iron fencing. It’s going to be lovely when it’s been moved and put back together.

    https://www.recordherald.com/news/26996/historical-house-moving-to-new-location

    https://www.recordherald.com/news/27602/historical-home-move-could-take-2-mornings

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 359 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Looks like a great house! So glad to hear of a happy ending for a change!

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      • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
        1900 Prairie
        Washington Court House, OH

        That’s why I posted. Little bit of positive old house news for the weekend ?

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

          That’s a great story. Seldom do such situations (new development vs. historic preservation) have such a positive outcome. Antebellum era Gothic Revival houses are rare so saving this one is even more significant as it comes with quite a history. Thanks for sharing this encouraging story. I hope more communities will take a proactive approach to save local landmarks when development encroaches.

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          • linzyloolinzyloo says: 135 comments
            1900 Prairie
            Washington Court House, OH

            I hope so too. This is why I love our little town so much. It was really encouraging seeing the community show such an interest in the future of this house.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Nice save! Thanks’ Linzyloo

  28. says: 4 comments

    593 Slate Hill Road
    Sharon Springs, NY

    Old farmhouse on 23 acres

    I was supposed to close on this property on June 15. I had found it on OHD. Let me know if you want any information on the property, including a copy of the inspection.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/593-Slate-Hill-Rd-Sharon-Springs-NY-13459/59997630_zpid/

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  29. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1925. SOOOOO much to love, but the bathroom especially:

    Fort Worth,TX:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29036736_zpid/

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  30. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1962. Nice MCM but again, REMARKABLE bathrooms. That tile!

    Bowie,TX: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87455405_zpid/

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  31. SueSue says: 547 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Happy Father’s Day!

    Jeff and I went down to Damariscotta Mills Village today. We saw two houses in the village that are up for sale. This is one of our favorite little areas. You cannot get more charming than this grouping of old homes.

    The Cushing-Bryant House, circa 1822.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/42-Main-St_Nobleboro_ME_04555_M34384-36203?view=qv

    1850 Victorian? I almost bought this house 18 years ago. It needed a ton of work. I wish I had purchased it then. So do not like the renovation it has gotten.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Nobleboro_ME_04555_M35815-00156?view=qv

    Even though this is over a million I had to put it in the list. This is the Groves- Hodge house that was built in 1734. You could not ask for a more delicate renovation. A delight.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Wiscasset_ME_04578_M38919-25457#photo0

    http://www.wiscasset.org/visit/community-assets

    In another beautiful area surrounded by very old homes. 1800 Federal on very beautiful acreage.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/284-Head-Tide-Rd_Alna_ME_04535_M32872-87190

    This 1791 cape is on the same road as the house above. I have always wanted to see inside this house with it’s HUGE center chimney. Just waiting for someone to gently renovate.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/232-Head-Tide-Rd_Alna_ME_04535_M31327-27045

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  32. Peg says: 60 comments

    Not sure if anyone has found this one yet. It’s already pending sale but still worth a share! It’s amazing! Old world Craftsmanship abounds! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8453-State-Route-29-Montrose-PA-18801/126563783_zpid/

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

      Already showing off market so I guess its sold,. The 1880 date on this house is spot-on as it is a rare example of the “Modern Gothic” (also informally called “Eastlake”) style house which was contemporary with the so-called “Aesthetic Movement” fad of the late 1870’s and early 1880’s. The occasional house with such geometric based “Eastlake” details are mainly along the Eastern Seaboard although sporadic Modern Gothic/Eastlake examples were built as far away as Oakland, CA (the Cohen-Bray House https://www.cohenbrayhouse.org/ ) and Albany, OR. (the Ralston House https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Ralston_House_Albany.jpg ) Lucky new owners! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. says: 2 comments

    Just posted today, our 1885 Stick Victorian in historic Plattsburgh

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26-Macomb-St-Plattsburgh-NY-12-1/29931875_zpid/

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  34. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1889 Queen Anne. Baths are updated, but there is some truly stunning woodwork in this beautiful home.

    Fall River, MA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/90010760_zpid/

  35. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1837. Classic, lovely home.

    Bristol,RI: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/65948996_zpid/

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  36. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1900. My favorite that I’ve found in awhile. A forlorn beauty. OHHH my heart…

    Taunton, MA: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/56013088_zpid/

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

      The first Kansas City listing should say 1825 E. 48th Ter. Pretty pricey for the neighborhood, but a great limestone classical revival.

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

      Thanks for sharing. All of these are interesting Victorian era homes. The Lebanon, IL, Queen Anne house looks to be from a published design or planbook. The millwork inside appears to be standard grade Southern Yellow pine ordered directly from a millwork catalog. The house design would have been old fashioned for 1897 as houses of this type were being built in the late 1880’s. A shame someone’s dog scratched up the lovely Queen Anne style door inside with the stained glass in the margins and original door bell. The house needs a fair amount of work but that is reflected in the pricing.
      Jacksonville, IL, located between Springfield and Hannibal, MO, has a wonderful collection of Victorian era homes and College Avenue (as well as State Street) is one of the better historic residential areas in the town. I took quite a few photos during a visit to Jacksonville a couple of years ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157660334130225
      Jeffersonville, along with historic New Albany, Indiana, had the advantage of being right across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY. This particular house is a rare survivor and for a few years seemed destined for oblivion but Indiana Landmarks, the state-wide historic preservation organization, stepped in a couple of years ago and conducted stabilization efforts. The high style Italianate needs considerable work but when finished it would be the landmark home it originally was. With Louisville just across the river it is very near a large metropolitan area with amenities and more job opportunities. I’m surprised it remains unsold considering all the work Indiana Landmarks invested in the house. It would be an outstanding house for a purist.

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  37. Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

    This home excited me from the outside. The inside needs restoration but has the possibility to be a beautiful home.Nice price for the area with a a little over an acre of land.

    Colonial
    circa 1925
    $137,500
    3 beds, 1 full bath and one half bath

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1764-Maple-Hill-Dr_Hinckley_OH_44233_M41155-64522

  38. This home excited me from the outside. The inside needs restoration but has potential!

    Colonial
    Circa 1925
    3 beds, 1 full bath, 1 half bath
    1,747sq ft
    1.22 acres lot
    Nice price for the area.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1764-Maple-Hill-Dr_Hinckley_OH_44233_M41155-64522#photo35

  39. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 984 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Not architecturally significant, but a nice and modest time-capsule quality 1950’s ranch house in Oberlin, Kansas, with very few alterations (sadly, it probably won’t stay that way):

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/308-N-Griffith-Ave-Oberlin-KS-67749/91119472_zpid/

  40. ChrisZ says: 61 comments

    While investigating a possible home that was listed on OHD, I discovered that the property had not 1, but 2 LARGE (~36″) interstate natural gas pipelines running through it. One is the main supply to NYC. In light of the 2 pipeline explosions in the last couple of weeks (Hesston, KS & Moundsville, West Virginia) it’s not a justremote possibility. WV doesn’t require disclosure by the seller. If you are looking at rural property – do your due diligence.

    Here’s the Federal site listing all pipelines, plants, etc.

    https://pvnpms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/

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  41. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1858:

    West Point,MS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/114895153_zpid/

  42. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 66 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    Thankyou for asking our thoughts on posting. I think it is fine. I like when the city/state is posted before the link. I had one I was going to post, but I think I will save it for tomorrow. I hope it hasn’t been posted yet. I am trying to get my 1945 house on the market, and I have been too sick this week to do anything. Have a fab day!!

  43. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1900. Amazing old house… amazing price.

    Anniston, AL: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/109239763_zpid/

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

      Although substantial work is needed, looks like a lot of house for the money. Enough period details remain to classify the (documented historic) house as being in the “good bones” category. Someone with enough funds and vision could transform this house into something special and appealing. The front could be transformed with a nice period looking balustrade, some beefier turned posts, and appropriate for the 1870’s gingerbread ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

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

      Nice George F. Barber design and like many Barber designed homes, the interior doesn’t disappoint with its fine millwork details, That particular newel post finial design I’ve noticed in several Barber designed homes so it must have been from a millwork source he recommended. (Foster-Munger, Chicago?) I found the small cottage-like structure behind the house to be charming either as a playhouse or small utility structure. It may or may not be of the same age as the main house but I see it as one more appealing feature of this property.

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

    I know it’s late for comments this week, but I just found a notice that the 1890’s historic property at 437 Park Ave. West, in Mansfield, OH, goes on the auction block tomorrow with a starting bid of $1. Kind of a puzzle to me, because the area and the house do not appear to be all that bad. Just thought I’d throw it our there, in case the right person happens to see it:

    http://www.richlandsource.com/news/richland-county-land-bank-to-auction-historic-residential-properties-for/article_e5bbd642-68fc-11e8-8a48-7fc01795f137.html

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

      I’m curious if the former Douglas Mansion sold yesterday or not? I posted the notice on several sites hoping this demolition tagged house will be bought and saved. A California friend of mine looked into the property but shied away after learning conditions of the sale included meeting a deadline for completion of restoration work and other buyer guarantees. It’s a prominent house on the main thoroughfare going into the downtown. Park Avenue West was once solidly lined with grand Victorian homes but now there are gaps and later intrusions into the formerly residential area. The loss of this prominent historic home would be a serious blow to preservation efforts in this town full of architectural gems.

  45. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1876:

    Wesson,MS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87871968_zpid/

  46. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1881. Not many interior pics, but the few are quite enticing. The front upper and lower porches are incredible:

    Wesson,MS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87869857_zpid/

  47. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1811 Plantation.
    This was on OHD a few years ago. It’s back on the market. It’s so extraordinary I wanted to share again, especially since it comes with some of that incredible furniture. It sooo needs someone to care about it. Looks like it’s been uninhabited for a long time.
    JimH wrote about the amazing and colorful past of this place when it was originally posted.

    It is also $125K LESS than it was when listed in 2015.

    Shubuta, MS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110938748_zpid/

  48. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1908:
    Huntland,TN: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/41290390_zpid/

  49. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1912. Lots to love! Built-ins, radiators, lots of beautiful unpainted wood…for under $70K.

    Clay Center,KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91109279_zpid/

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

      That Mc Coll South Carolina house (approaching mansion grade) is phenomenal at that price (foreclosure-Chase Bank owned) I’d date it to about 1905, plus or minus a few years. Layers of white paint obscure fine millwork including heavy coffered ceilings, fine pocket doors, but sparing the beautiful quarter sawn Oak mantel. The deconstructed kitchen begs for a period friendly treatment but this once grand home truly beckons for a caring owner who will bring back all of its original grandeur. The porch columns and capitals look original as well and the masonry work looks as solid as the day the house was built. To top it all off, a generous estate size 1.84 acre lot completes the package. Streetview shows a main thoroughfare going into town lined with turn of the last century mansions and smaller period homes: https://goo.gl/maps/HAQJXwN1eiv Regrettably, I know nothing about McColl, SC, but I usually can spot a bargain when I see one and this one has a “diamond in the rough” written all over it. I think a new roof is needed and of course the usual TLC. For serious potential buyers a more in-depth inspection is necessary but if no major issues are found, what a deal this house is! Thanks for sharing.

  50. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1157 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Cheap but pretty flintstone / yellow&red brick house in Normandy (France) with hardwood floors, marble fireplace, encaustic/cement tiles : http://www.fecampimmo.com/details-a+vendre+maison+briques+et+silex+proche+de+la+mer+et+de+fecamp+dans+un+bourg+avec+ecoles+et+commerces-1194.html

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