June 29, 2018: Link Exchange

Added to OHD on 6/29/18 - Last OHD Update: 7/6/18 - 335 Comments
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    • Southwestlovesmomma says: 114 comments

      Awesome finds! I love the bathroom knobs and the wall ovens! WOOOWWW!!

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 820 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Love them both. How many bathroom faucets being installed today will be around in 50-60 years? Zero probably.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The Olympia Fields house is EXQUISITE!!! Kudos to the architect for taking the essence of USonia and making it his own. Very, very well done. Those original concrete floors and all of that beautiful, untouched wood are sublime. HUGE congrats to the owners for the outstandingly sensitive updates! They could not have done better. Rebuilding and reusing the original Crane faucets is a MASTER STROKE. That house is priceless… TY

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 891 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      Just love the master bedroom in the Olympia Fields house. Very nice finds!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1849 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Olympia fields house is stunning. Not a stone left unturned in respect design and function. I would love to experience this house in person.

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1080 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Wow that IL home! The wood is just gorgeous, I really love this one. Nice nice nice!

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    • David says: 26 comments

      I live the next subdivision over from the Graymoor house. Very interesting neighborhood. Midcentury isn’t my favorite architecture, but that neighborhood is full of it.

    • Gretchen says: 51 comments

      Not usually wowed by MCMs due to exteriors but man oh man Olympia Fields interior is brilliant! Thanks for posting–because it’s an OHD viewer post I checked it out and I was so not disappointed–quite the opposite! Amazing!! Thank you!

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

    1908 Cincinnati, OH $1,800,000

    This is my fancy find for the week. I figured I wouldn’t be the only one to appreciate a home with it’s own pipe organ.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/333-Oliver-Rd_Cincinnati_OH_45215_M48045-64232#photo0

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

    1797 West Ports, OH $95,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/413-State-Route-239_West-Portsmouth_OH_45663_M31987-93630

    1890 Zanesville, OH $159,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/57-S-7th-St_Zanesville_OH_43701_M41039-09851

    1905 Leetonia, OH $169,900

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/639-Columbia-St_Leetonia_OH_44431_M47638-18707

    1870 Lowellville, OH $195,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5076-Center-Rd_Lowellville_OH_44436_M43239-60413

    For those who prefer Zillow listings, I apologize but I’m over it. I find the ones I like and bookmark them throughout the week. Zillow only likes to save about half of the bookmarks correctly and then I’m back to having to look for the home all over again. Since this occurs with only their listings I know it’s not “user error” ☺️

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    • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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      Carpentersville, IL

      OMG Linzy, Thank you!! I was beginning to think early-onset dementia had struck! I, too, am over Zillow! I’m having the same problems as you are so when I browse Zillow, I only save the FSBO (for sale by owner) properties, since those are not listed on realtor.com. if I’m really intrigued by a listing on Zillow I copy and paste it into my notes just so I don’t lose it. But for all my serious browsing I use Realtor. BTW, your “fancy“ Cincinnati post is thankfully out of my price range or I would’ve put down all of my real estate “wants“ and written a check! Amazing home! as a native Ohioian I love browsing your homes each week !!

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      • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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        Carpentersville, IL

        (Ran out of time in the *edit*) But I’m committed to moving south (preferably Florida… And most preferably Saint Augustine) so Although I love your posts I swear at you a little bit every time you find something amazing that IS in my price range ( which is way too often!) ? Case in point…the Berea home! Damn! I thank God there’s no original stain glass or I would be pulling out my checkbook and calling the listing agent… I’m totally in love!!!

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

          I’m so glad it wasn’t just me that it wasn’t working for! I’m glad you like the Ohio homes but I don’t blame you for wanting to head to Florida. I’ve lived in Ohio my entire life but if I won the lotto, I’d consider going south too. I love Ohio but I can’t stop looking at what’s for sale in Charleston, SC ?

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          • navy nurse says: 23 comments

            I live here in Charleston area and I swear that half the population here is from Ohio. come on down anytime. Charleston proper is out of most people’s price range, but take a look at some of the old homes in nearby Summerville. gorgeous and better priced. It’s where the rich Charleston folks came for the summer. Known as “the home of sweet tea”.

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

              Summerville is lovely. I have family that left Ohio for South Carolina. We vacation almost every year on Kiawah Island. It’s wonderful to have such close access to the ocean, but Charleston proper is where my heart is. I’ll win the lotto someday, right?

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            • CharlestonJohn says: 1121 comments

              Summerville is known as the “birthplace of sweet tea” because of the Pinehurst Tea Plantation, which produced award winning tea around the turn of the 20th century. There’s some evidence (perhaps questionable), that sweet tea was invented or at least popularized here.

              The main tea farm house was extant (although modified) until this past year. The house was recently deconstructed piece by piece, and the owners are under plan review now for the rebuild, as the underlying structure was found to be compromised. I’ve heard their plan is to rebuild it as close to the original form as possible.

              Pinehurst Tea Plantation:
              http://lcdl.library.cofc.edu/lcdl/catalog/lcdl:129105

              The original tea plants were moved in 1963 and tea from Charleston is still available today:
              http://www.charlestonteaplantation.com/faqs/

              • Navy Nurse says: 23 comments

                have always loved tea and have a new appreciation for iced tea in this heat. the tea plantation is a favorite of ours, especially when guests come to stay. thanks for links. good information. will enjoy our tour here, I think…..

              • Navy Nurse says: 23 comments

                was the Pinehurst tea company plantings moved to the current location of the Charleston tea plantation or did they start fresh. don’t remember hearing that on the tour.
                will do my homework, but in case you know already…..

        • JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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          Candy, I have a Saint Augustine obsession, but the good ones are usually gone overnight. Was looking at this one recently, interesting despite the updates, with a cool video tour:
          https://vimeo.com/273118036

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          • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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            Carpentersville, IL

            JimH… veryVERY cool! This is one RE office I haven’t checked out yet. I’m so obsessed with St Augustine because I attended Flagler College (FULL of Tiffany stained-glass… leading to another obsession!) I continued to visit St A every summer for the next 30 years until I moved to CA. At one point, in 1996, I was in the process of purchasing The Kenwood Inn B&B. The Kenwood is St Augustine’s oldest B&B and was built in 1865. Needless to say, it was and is an amazing property (still in operation) but my marriage ended and it would have been impossible for me to undertake on my own. The purchase price was a million two for the Inn…14 guest rooms, an owner’s suite with 2 more bedrooms and a living room…I could go on and on! It’s my biggest “shoulda, woulda, coulda but didn’t!” I can’t even imagine what a property like that would sell for now even if it were just a single family home! Thank you so very much for sharing your St Augustine obsession with me…

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    • SharonSharon says: 633 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      Zanesville, Ohio
      Picture 15 of 26. I’m seeing Dagwood just not ready to get out the tub yet. That is one bathroom I would have trouble leaving.

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    • Eileen M says: 290 comments

      Love EVERYTHING about the Lowellville,Ohio place.

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    • Joe says: 748 comments

      Please don’t eliminate the possibility that you will only use one site versus another. Whether you are working with Zillow or any other site, you can cut and paste links to any property into a word processor document during the search process. You can save such documents in any way that you like with descriptions and descriptive names that a simple cut and paste can turn into an OHD post. You can copy and paste them in groups of five or fewer as Kelly requests, and best of all, your descriptive comments are written right after you have found the listing when, in my case, one is the most enthusiastic and remembers what details made me save the listing to begin with. For me it is great when I post a property and comments are made that point out things that I missed on my first viewing.
      An added benefit for me of saving listings to a document in my word processor is that such a document does not allow any site to “track” me. Even though I know that using the web severely diminishes my privacy, I still prefer to leave as little information behind as I can.

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    • Karen says: 1160 comments

      I should look up where West Portsmouth is. I never thought Ohio had settlers that were prosperous enough in the late 1700’s to be building stone houses. That also implies a stable settlement with a number of homes in the area.
      I wonder if you could get some matching “stone” to side the addition. I think that would look really cool. I’d love to get my hands on that original part of the house!

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2657 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Love the Zanesville house. That is a lot of house for the money!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1849 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Linzyloo, 1797 is an amazing find. I like the idea of preserving the old house while living in the extension. Thank you

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    • JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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      Interesting finds – thanks!

      The 1797 Philip Moore Stone House is a historical historic gem. Log floors!
      http://www.portsmouthstonehouse.com

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    • Nancy CNancy C says: 133 comments
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      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      What a house in West Ports! It is classified as “primitive” and certainly is, so much so that the floor in the third photo is rough enough that you could trip and break your neck. But it settles down a bit after that and produces a house with huge open rooms and little cozy ones on different levels that you can use any way you like. I don’t know what the owners/restorers started out with, but their love for this home truly shows in their dedication to make it the best it can be. Congratulations.

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    • MW says: 906 comments

      That West Ports house seems like a heck of a ot of nice house for not a lot of money.

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    • zoomey says: 529 comments

      The Zanesville house, Wow! What a beauty! What a price! This part of Ohio must be so depressed! In my (not hugely expensive) area this house would be more than a million, easy. Stunning dream house!!

      • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I agree about the Zanesille house….impressive…and even the taxes are dirt cheap. Beautiful staircase with some details I haven’t seen before.

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

        I haven’t been through this area in a few years, but much of Ohio if extremely affordable like this. We live about an hour away from Columbus and couldn’t believe the difference in the home prices and the cost of living.

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

    More from Ohio… A couple of these seemed very familiar and I’m not sure if they’ve been posted here before, or if I’ve just seen the listings, but it’s worth a look because they’re still available.

    1876 Poland, OH $289,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/500-S-Main-St_Poland_OH_44514_M45598-15430

    1906 Canfield, OH $369,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/201-S-Broad-St_Canfield_OH_44406_M43123-33439

    1873 Berea, OH $475,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/330-S-Rocky-River-Dr_Berea_OH_44017_M46970-33829

    1873 Granville, OH $748,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2640-North-St_Granville_OH_43023_M44264-52483

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I hope no one minds my re-posting this one from last Friday-a 1905 towered Queen Anne farmhouse on 3 acres: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12928-Lisbon-St-SE-Paris-OH-44669/35267194_zpid/?fullpage=true The owner states the inlaid patterned parquet floors have over “5,000 pieces”! Although some alterations have occurred, the interior millwork is some of the finest I’ve seen in a house in this price range. Paris is barely a community despite having a post office since 1822. It’s not too far from Canton and Akron, Ohio. I see one interesting old commercial building https://goo.gl/maps/Rz3iuW2avgv (scrawled above the entry, “Maddie’s Gift Shop”) in what must have once been “downtown” Paris although overall the community is decidedly rural. Ohio has one of the richest collections of old houses and buildings in the lower 48, IMO.

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      • Eileen M says: 290 comments

        Absolutely beautiful millwork, not feeling the stone or the brick fireplaces though.

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          Agreed, Eileen. Best would have been to keep the wonderful period details and not trying to “improve” the already outstanding house by introducing modern changes. If it were my home, I’d have to undo these recent changes and find suitable period mantels to retain the original flavor. Oh, and I’d plant a big garden on the 3 acres since the surrounding countryside in streetview looks like fertile farmland.

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      • natira121natira121 says: 686 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        I didn’t mind one bit. Cool house! And I’d love to know more about that wonderful commercial building!

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          First thing to do about the faded commercial building is to see if its still standing. Since 2009 Ohio has had a statewide initiative (partially funded by Mortgage fraud settlement funds collected by the state treasurer) called “Moving Ohio Forward” with announced goals of demolishing at least 100,000 structures every year. Doesn’t take very long for such a program to decimate the remaining numbers of unrestored or poorly maintained historic homes and buildings across the state. Assuming the Paris building remains standing, it might be best to check with the agent/seller of the brick Queen Anne to find out who “Maddie” is or was and then see if it would be available for a reasonable (low) price. Its location at the crossroads of two highways with what appear to be some early 19th century buildings and a cannon (?) across the street, creates a focal point of interest. The more I look at this commercial building, the more I think it too dates from the mid-1800’s or earlier. (Greek Revival or late Federal style?) There’s also what appears to be a very early barn or similar structure right behind it since converted to a garage. I think that someone creative could do something nice with both the Queen Anne house and this (long) vacant commercial building; that is, if it still stands.

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          • Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

            I should have mentioned this in my other comment. The “Maddie’s gift shop” building is still standing. I have always admired it!

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            • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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              1889 Eastlake Cottage
              Fort Worth, TX

              Based on what I can see, the Maddie;s Gift Shop” building is at what must have once been at the center of a larger than today town of Paris. Thank goodness this pre-Civil War era building remains standing, but for how long? Properly restored to its original period, the structure could again be a gift shop (I can envision T-shirts for sale emblazoned with “A souvenir of Paris…..Ohio” or “I spent the day in Paris…Ohio”.

              Several individuals have posted recently that they are looking for old commercial buildings with character and Maddie’s seems to have it in abundance. If we were in the position to buy right now, I’d want to take a look at that brick Queen Anne as well as this building. I hope that locals/neighbors won’t allow it to be needlessly torn down. Such unrestored mid-19th century buildings are not very common nowadays. Thanks for the information. BTW, if you know, what does the roadside cannon across from Maddie’s have to do with Paris, OH?

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              • Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

                I’m not exactly sure. It’s been there as long as I can remember. I asked someone who have lived there for whole life 70+ years and she said it was from a war and has been there as long as she’s been alive. I’m trying to find out more.

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      • Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

        Oh my goodness! I live in Pairs/Minerva Ohio. What a beautiful home and an awesome price.

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

        I don’t mind at all! I enjoyed looking at it last time too but I just kept feeling like there was something missing. There was a lot to love, but many of the changes just weren’t for me. However, I’m sure someone can do something wonderful with it.

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  4. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    1898 Colonial Revival estate in New London, CT for $229,000 (they don’t call this town the ‘bargain-basement Newport, RI’ for nothing!):

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1001-Ocean-Ave_New-London_CT_06320_M37191-78555?view=qv

    A 1660 First Period colonial in Norwich, CT for $257,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/210-W-Town-St_Norwich_CT_06360_M35295-84845?view=qv

    And a 1789 Federal away down east in East Machias, ME for $78,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/44-Cutler-Rd_East-Machias_ME_04630_M42965-83944?view=qv

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    • Eileen M says: 290 comments

      I would buy the New London, CT place for the stairway alone.

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 376 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      The New London home is very nice, even with some modern updates. But I really, really wish they had put that toilet seat down! ?

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      • Joe says: 748 comments

        Just in case you don’t get it, this is meant to be a humorous post and is neither meant to be critical nor judgemental.
        In my junior year of high school there was a comic single song called “The Streak”. I still have the 45. I no longer have a turntable on which to play it, but suspect that it easily found on line. The man who was interviewed three times between choruses by the action news reporter repeated each time what he said to his wife, “Don’t look Ethel” but it was too late, followed by
        a. at the basketball game, “she’d already gotten a free shot”,
        b. at some other event, “she’d already been mooned.”,
        In the third interview, as the streaker ran by the interviewee noticed that their was someone else streaking too.
        c. “Who’s that with him? Ethel, you shameless hussy, you get your clothes on.”
        -I make no claim that my quotes are accurate, but if not they paraphrase the idea as I recall it.
        – My advice is to not look in open toilets in the pictures if seeing dirty ones bothers you. Of course being a man, I have never understood why women get to tell men to put the seat down, whereas men can’t suggest that women put it back up after they use it. I can understand that taking photos of ones that aren’t clean could disturb some.

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        • TXJewelTXJewel says: 376 comments
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          1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
          Strawn, TX

          Good morning Joe. I too love “The Streak” and most Ray Stevens songs in general and while I have no problem being told “Don’t look Julie”, I just think it was in poor taste to leave it up looking like that when you are trying to sell a house. BTW… I guess that I am one of those rare females who really don’t care if guys leave the toilet seat up or down. I figure that putting it back down myself is a lot easier than constantly b******g about it and everyone stays much happier. ?

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  5. Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Paw-Paw-MI/pmf,pf_pt/74823939_zpid/47030_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.37351,-85.688897,42.071468,-86.12835_rect/10_zm/
    $270,000 (4 beds 2 baths 2,758 sqft- Remarkable 1889 Italianate you won’t believe! Gingerbread trim, ornate corbels, 3 car garage, & 5 acres)

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Eileen-Dr-Rensselaer-NY-12144/32246992_zpid/
    $369,000 (5 beds 4 baths 4,172 sqft- jaw dropping, beautiful!)

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/241-S-Sycamore-St-Petersburg,-VA-23803_rb/
    $399,950 (5 beds 5 baths 5,736 sqft-National Historical Register. In 1889, Augustus Wright commissioned Mjr. Harrison Waite to design this elegant home which is believed to be the 1st home to be electrified in Petersburg.)

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/509-E-Beverley-St-Staunton-VA-24401/108132017_zpid/?utm_source=Trovit&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=campaign1
    $575,000 (3 beds 2.5 baths 3,432 sqft- Grand Victorian Italianate located in Staunton”s Historic Gospel Hill District. Built in 1877)

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32537-Wilderness-Rd-Jonesville-VA-24263/115895373_zpid/?
    utm_source=Trovit&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=campaign1
    $162,000 (4 bed, 3 baths- A Victorian era home, influenced in Gothic Revival and Italianate architecture. Built in approximately 1865 by Judge Orr)

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/209-S-Front-St_Wheeling_WV_26003_M34627-88717?ex=WV610710549#photo0
    $70,000 (5 beds 2 full, 1 half baths 4,591 sq ft 4,356 sq ft lot)

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

    West Virginia & South Carolina – for some reason, I really liked the South Carolina home. It has so much potential.

    1900 Blythewood, SC $150,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8402-Winnsboro-Rd_Blythewood_SC_29016_M51209-03318

    1895 New Martinsville, WV $149,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/220-North-St_New-Martinsville_WV_26155_M49305-74170

    1900 Cameron, WV $175,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/102-Pennsylvania-Ave_Cameron_WV_26033_M41250-54377

    • JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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      The Cameron WV house is a local treasure, owned by the same family for over 175 years! It began as a log house built by Irish immigrant David McConaughey on a large rural tract. He helped bring the railroad here – Cameron is named for the B&O agent who bought the right-of-way from McConaughey, and the town built up around it. The village burned in 1898, was rebuilt in brick and is now a historic district.
      The Queen Anne rebuilding of the log house was done for his son David W. McConaughey (1859-1938), a farmer and local postmaster. D.W.’s grandson John preserved the house and ran a B&B with his wife of 50 years, now a widow. She still owns the home according to the tax records, and recently moved to a senior living home. God bless her.
      http://www.wvgenweb.org/marshall/mccon.htm
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/128541727/david-white-mcconaughey

      The house appears almost wholly intact from its 1903 remodeling, with its old clawfoot tub and some gas fixtures, beautiful millwork, mantels, and glass. At half the 2016 listing price (and low taxes), you can’t do a whole lot better if you ask me.
      https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/102-Pennsylvania-Ave_Cameron_WV_26033_M41250-54377

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

        Thank you! That was a very interesting read. It’s always sad to see when a home no longer gets to retain its family history. I thought this was a such a wonderful home and I’m hoping the homes new owners can give it as much love as it’s had over the years.

  7. racheyvessels says: 108 comments

    TGIF.

    here at two prairie craftsmans. i guess that’s the correct description, although i’ve also seen homes like this described as italianate craftsmans. i’m quite fond of the first one.

    Riverside, CA: 1912
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3811-Mount-Rubidoux-Dr-Riverside-CA-92501/17830851_zpid/

    Pasadena, CA: 1915
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1004-E-Topeka-St-Pasadena-CA-91104/20919402_zpid/

    I also did a little Zillowing in Berkeley, and found these two:

    1915:
    This craftsman’s borderline modernist (ignore the dumb staging). I’m also a sucker for sink closets.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35-Hillcrest-Rd-Berkeley-CA-94705/24850505_zpid/

    1923: not a fan of updates, but i adore this triangular fireplace.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Berkeley-CA/house_type/24843742_zpid/16992_rid/0-1925_built/37.965448,-122.160416,37.762165,-122.452584_rect/11_zm/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The Riverside house and both Berkeley houses are OUTSTANDING! Thank you so much for contributing Racheyvessels. Your picks are a delight.

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    • Victorianinmymind says: 11 comments

      The house in Riverside is on Mt. Rubidoux Dr. which is right by Mt. Rubidoux. It is a lovely small mountain of sorts with a great walking trail. It is widely used and the entire area is lovely. When we lived there, I walked Mt. Rubidoux many times. There are many gorgeous historic homes in the area.

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    • MW says: 906 comments

      That second Berkeley house is only a couple blocks from me, can walk there. Maybe I’ll go check it out tomorrow during the open house if I have some spare time. Some interesting construction would be fun to check it out in person. Unless there is something weird about it (and Berkeley is full of weirdness, including the houses!), my guess is it will get sold fast with multiple offers for quite a bit more than the asking.

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  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11933 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Just a mention, I added a “jump to comment box” at the top of the page for link exchanges. Last week we had over 300 comments, yay! When checking out new comments I realized a jump link straight to the comment box would be handy. A tip, if you like to save your spot to continue reading comments later, you can save a link to the last comment you’ve read by clicking on the date of a comment, it’s a link directly to that particular comment (for bookmarking with your browser or phone.)

    No idea the location of today’s old photo but since July 4th was nearing thought it was an appropriate photo. I had zoomed in on the old couple but the photo itself was too out of focus so didn’t really didn’t make a difference seeing them up close.

    Amazon announced they are ending their ad program which means, I’ll be able to start back with book recommendations (I stopped because of that whole Amazon thing that happened last year, afraid it would mess up again if I continued the book thing.) So in the next month, back to that. But here’s one movie and book recommendation mention. I’m watching the movie now! Under the Tuscan Sun, $5.99 on DVD right now: https://amzn.to/2ySxkntc Or the Kindle book for $11.99: https://amzn.to/2ICiHEj
    Watching the movie really gets me in the mood for posting international homes. 🙂

    Don’t know if there will be any posts this weekend.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11933 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Am about to post a home in Alabama and saw this. Built 2006 but pretty freaking cool exterior wise: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/195-County-Road-16_Safford_AL_36773_M78684-84169

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Oh good lord. Heheheh. There’s a whole domestic architectural sub category of fantasy castle like structures. That one definitely fills the bill. 😉

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      • Randy C says: 446 comments

        Originally was thinking what a man cave, but this is more like a man estate! What with hunting, fishing, a boat and a tractor, how much more could a guy want?

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    • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Carpentersville, IL

      Oh Kelly! I, too, just watched Under The Tuscan Sun and each time I watch it (along with Eat, Pray, Love) I’m ready to move to Italy! I have a friend back in Sacramento who actually has family in Italy and has been there several times… We’re both single and nurses and we both need a MAJOR change! I’ve introduced her to OHD And she’s been using the links from the European posts to search homes in Italy. You’re tempting me, and now she is tempting me!! Maybe Italy is in my future rather than Florida! Also Kelly, I can’t tell you enough how much I thank you for all the work you do… Even though you love it and it’s your passion the mechanics and logistics have to be a huge undertaking and I bow to you for your selflessness in maintaining this site! It’s amazing and so are you! Bravo!!! ? ?

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11933 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Wow, thank you! Makes my day when someone compliments me/the site like that. 😀

        Pick Italy!!!!! Florida is hot, sticky and has alligators. Italy has mountains, olives and architecture (not that I’ve been but this is what I assume from looking at photos.)

        Edit: Adding…if you do move to Italy, start a blog and let us know! I’d love to read about your journey!

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        • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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          Carpentersville, IL

          Kelly, you ARE the site… can’t separate the 2. And you’re more than welcome! As far As picking Italy over Florida… When I was in Sacramento I longed for the Midwest but now that I’m in Illinois I am Experiencing (and not loving) the Midwest heat/humidity which is nothing compared to Florida so Italy is looking better and better! I attended college in Saint Augustine and I think I left my heart there but I was younger and more resilient then! Great idea about the Blog… I was an English major in college and had a few things published in magazines in my younger days. I’m still an avid reader And writing a book has always been on my bucket list. I Will be on OHD forever, so one way or the other you will certainly know about my journey… As I will yours! Thank you again Special Lady!

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        • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 847 comments
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          1875 Victorian Farmhouse
          Lancaster, PA, PA

          Well, here’s my 2 cents. My partner’s grandmother emigrated from Abruzzo, Italy and since (so far as I can tell) Italians have a homing pigeon instinct, we own a modest home there with a view of the Adriatic and the Grand Sasso mountains in the village where his grandmother was born. This region is incredibly beautiful, low cost, almost no tourists, with robust Italian wine (Montepulciano, available by the multi-gallon tub at numerous local wineries) and great locavore food.. My advice is to look here but choose something in the coastal plain or Piedmont. Living in the mountain plateau is beautiful but it it prone to earthquakes — and you do not really want to be in a 500 year old stone unreinforced masonry home when one strikes. Besides, being 10 minutes from the beach is really worth it….if anyone is truly interested I can refer you to a trusted English-speaking agent who can help you out. For the geographically challenged, Abruzzo is directly across the Italian peninsula from Rome (on the Adriatic side). Maybe I will take this opportunity to post some Abruzzo homes for everyone’s enjoyment.

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          • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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            Carpentersville, IL

            Thank you for your 2¢ John! My friend has just found a home in Syracuse on the sea of Avola that she’s mad about! But this is merely a wonderful dream at this point. Neither of us know what’s involved in purchasing a home in Italy ( i’m not even sure we should buy immediately… My inclination is to rent until we have more information.) when the time comes I will be sure to take you up on your offer about the trusted agent… We’re going to need all the help we can get! ??

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        While I enjoyed the movie, the book is a wonderful read and much truer to her real story. I recommend it.

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    • CoraCora says: 2064 comments
      OHD Supporter & Moderator

      Clinton, TN

      I love that movie. <3

      Not international-themed, but another great Diane Lane movie (and Richard Gere – wooowee): Nights in Rodanthe.

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    • VictoriannWyVictoriannWy says: 24 comments
      1885 Not sure see pic
      Evanston, WY

      The house pictured above looks exactly like my house in Wyoming. Except for the second smoke stack in back. I don’t know if it was a catalog home or who designed it. But I do know from newspaper clippings that it was built in 1885 for $4000.
      If anyone knows anything about this style please let me know. I would love to know more about my old house.

    • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Thanks Kelly for the, “jump to comment”….. much easier. I applaud your enthusiasm for what you do with this site. It must take a ton of time. I for one, do appreciate your continued effort…. you do an amazing job…..?

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      • Cathy F. says: 2211 comments

        Ditto, a convenient thing to use, to bypass all of the scrolling & hunting for the last post marked ‘read’. Merci bien!

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2657 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Kelly, your hard work is so greatly appreciated!

      48 star flag in the picture, which dates the picture a little.

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      • Cathy F. says: 2211 comments

        Yep, I noticed that right away! I remember, in elem. school, when the stars’ patterns needed to be altered when Alaska & Hawaii became states. Which, of course, was considerably after this house was built, but it did bring back that memory.

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  9. AbMellyAbMelly says: 44 comments
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    1920 Craftsman

    If you can deal with country living in Mississippi, there are some GREAT deals waiting to be had! A 2,400 sq ft Victorian for $35k? Yes, please! Prentiss, MS

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2505-Leaf-Ave_Prentiss_MS_39474_M74019-16588

    Craigslist find I’ve come across recently in Fernwood, MS!

    https://hattiesburg.craigslist.org/reo/d/victorian-style-home-wholesale/6627909920.html

    The pictures aren’t the best unfortunately, but I could do some MAJOR front porch sitting on this one! Ellisville, MS

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/405-E-Ivy-St_Ellisville_MS_39437_M87499-56265?ex=MS634617955

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  10. Imbroglio says: 64 comments

    This turn-of-the-century shingle house looks like an ideal place to avoid this weekend’s intense heat in the NE:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10-Barberry-Ln_Bar-Harbor_ME_04609_M38726-55816

    One of my favorites of the St. Louis Portland/Westmoreland Place houses. If, like me, you have a fetish for dramatic staircases, this one does not disappoint:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/51-Westmoreland-Pl_Saint-Louis_MO_63108_M81375-97684

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    • Nancy Hanle says: 31 comments

      Incredible staircase – just beautiful Thank you for listing.

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    • Randy C says: 446 comments

      OH, my gawd. I think someone with about 8 daughters should buy that Westmoreland house just so they could come down those stairs in their wedding gowns!!! Whew, a bit stuffy overall for me but I sure could throw some fine formal parties there.

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    • Randy C says: 446 comments

      Oh, yes, I almost forgot. When I buy this, all OHDers are invited to my first party. I’ll keep that one a little less formal for those of you who prefer the more “country” style homes!

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      The Westmoreland house is beyond beautiful. What astounds me is the prices of some of these houses. You could not build this house today for triple what they’re asking for it….even if you could find the craftsman and materials to do it. I can just imagine a glamorous party with Hepburn and Holden strolling out thru the french doors to the terrace with their champagne in hand……..life in this house must have been golden….!!

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    • JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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      Redwood, the 1879 Morrill cottage at Bar Harbor by William Ralph Emerson, is one of the first true Shingle Style houses and an important architectural landmark. Its publication had a great influence on later houses of the style. Although the interior woodwork was painted after the turn of the century, it’s not likely it was originally green and beige.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/mansionsofthegildedage/permalink/1109290659091974/

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    • Cathy F. says: 2211 comments

      Love the first house, in Maine! Gotta have plenty of moola to own it, but it’s beautiful!

    • zoomey says: 529 comments

      The curved window reminds me of a movie I saw with Mel Gibson that was set in Maine. Don’t think this house was the set for that movie, but it had a similar vibe. Lovely house! I need to buy a lottery ticket right now!!

  11. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1914. Pull up the carpet (I just know this has gorgeous floors),and this one is good to go. Great built-ins, neat radiators, cute kitchen, and so well-cared for. Can’t beat the price.

    Kingman, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91184308_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That DR built-in is super elegant. What a deal! YOU could be the next contestant on The Price is Right! 😉

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      • CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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        Clinton, TN

        Did ya notice that VERY old pump organ in the corner? It’s hard to see because it kinda blends in with the wall. Zoom in…it’s purdy.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Ya know I didn’t see that the first time, (and it wont do Bethany any good since she’s boycotting the share 😉 ). It sure is a nice piece; and comes with TWO great period stools! I’m so glad you said that though because after having another good long look at this house I’m now convinced that it is one of the VERY best Foursquare, (Prairie Box), Craftsman houses ever; (even without a fireplace). The scale and symmetry of the thing are remarkable; as is the quality of construction and the simple but quite refined millwork: and FOR THAT PRICE. I sure hope this one get’s posted. 🙂

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    • Randy C says: 446 comments

      This is a nice home for a great price but that tiny TV is so sad looking. Reminds me of a small child sent to the corner for misbehaving.

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  12. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1899. This is wayyyy over the $500k price range. Some of it’s features are so stunning, I wanted to share anyway:

    Staten Island, NY:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2088972351_zpid/

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    • AbMellyAbMelly says: 44 comments
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      1920 Craftsman

      Jennifer, I LOVE the one in Laurens, SC! What a fabulous find. Thanks for sharing!

      And that Illinois house is SO dreamy that I don’t even care about the kitchen! Makes me wish I liked cold weather!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ Jennifer. The Charleston, MO house with it’s amazing porch was my favorite. That’s just the sort of porch perfect for the whole family to enjoy of a 4th of July weekend. Nice!

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  13. RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    This week in Indiana……..

    House 1.
    Fort Wayne Free Classic transitional returns to the market with many more pix this time; but ALAS still none of the again mentioned, generation 1, hand built electrical generation plant in the basement.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2401-S-Harrison-St-Fort-Wayne-IN-46807/73110593_zpid/?fullpage=true

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/06/23/1885-queen-anne-fort-wayne-in/

    House 2.
    Another beautiful, rural, equestrian property on the cheap.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2237-E-575-S-Star-City-IN-46985/85671941_zpid/?fullpage=true

    House 3.
    $700K big, fancy, church conversion up off the lake, for those who enjoy those.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1701-Cleveland-Ave-Whiting-IN-46394/115785122_zpid/?fullpage=true

    House 4.
    Really great, highly detailed, airplane Craftsman in Indy has been slathered with paint from foundation to attic, except the gorgeous front porch.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5150-N-Delaware-St-Indianapolis-IN-46205/1254051_zpid/?fullpage=true

    House 5.
    Fancy, $500K, stylistic mutt in Indy needs work but has some cool features.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1511-N-Park-Ave-Indianapolis-IN-46202/1109521_zpid/?fullpage=true

    House 6.
    Pretty cool old place on the cheap in rural small town is a fixer; sits on 2.5 park like acres; has some interesting features, and some history too.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/538-S-Meridian-St-Winchester-IN-47394/85681898_zpid/?fullpage=true

    House 7.
    House 7 is a total bore except for one GORGEOUS fireplace.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1203-W-Spencer-Ave-Marion-IN-46952/80725779_zpid/?fullpage=true

    House 8.
    Thank GOD they didn’t have an extension ladder!!!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1429-S-6th-St-Terre-Haute-IN-47802/77132077_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Carpentersville, IL

      Rosewater… you crack me up! I agree… thank God!

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 891 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      Love House 1 & the airplane Craftsman – though I had to go back several times to figure out if that is actually a light fixture in the dining room or just someone’s odd filing system.

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    • Joe says: 748 comments

      On house 8, I would think that they could ask and get a lot more for the house if they color matched the top and painted over the “aubergine”, (does calling it aubergine make me look sensitive?). If that was done the neighbors would likely be saying,”thank GOD”.

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    • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Carpentersville, IL

      First of all, Rosewater, thank you so much for your posts! Always something interesting And this one with the church…holy crap! As I’ve stated probably way too many times… I’m a nut case for stained glass… and living in a church has been a dream forever! So of course I’m drooling on my screen as I looked at the pictures of the church that you posted in Whiting IN! After about the 20th time I viewed it… I noticed, there in the bathroom, right over the toilet…really? Really?!? I’ve heard public figures that win awards say over and over that they keep them in their bathroom… Now I’m obsessed with learning who lives in this home??!?? All I could find so far is someone named Thomas F McKeown…

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Stalker! 😉 JK (I hope 😉 ) That’s a cool space for sure Candy; but I can’t IMAGINE what it would cost to heat that thing up there right off the lake with those lake effect gales blasting through there all winter long. Woof….

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    • CoraCora says: 2064 comments
      OHD Supporter & Moderator

      Clinton, TN

      House #2…ME ME ME. Seriously, exactly what I want. ?????

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Oh I know Cora. That place is just LOVELY. Not a bit surprised it’s already in escrow after only a week on the market AT THAT PRICE.

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  14. StevenFStevenF says: 820 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    OK, so this house may not be your typical “old house” with a 1965 build date but it’s near my age and I certainly feel old on some days, so I’m posting it. This place could rock with an decorating update, removal of carpet, wallpaper, etc. I’d also replace the windows with a more traditional muntoned sash. Might also replace the brown roof and perhaps whitewash the exterior. At the rate real estate is booming here in Nashville, Some flipper is going to get their hands on it and double the price. Wish I had the coin to do it myself for the fun of bringing out this home’s potential!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5868-Fredricksburg-Dr-NASHVILLE-TN-37215/41174307_zpid/

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  15. BethanyBethany says: 3515 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I think I am going to stick with only Kelly’s curated posts from now on. The link exchange is getting too big and has an overwhelming number of posts, many of which are not really appropriate–too updated, etc. I don’t have time to get sucked into the vortex and plod through ten boring houses for every good one every week! The ones Kelly chooses to post are always good and are why we love this site. Just thought I’d explain my absence as I am usually a pretty prolific commenter.

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    • MajolicaDavid says: 54 comments

      Bethany I so agree with you.No description build date etc so you have to look at each one and it gets very time consuming.I miss the days when everyone spent the time to do that.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I hear you! It’s really hard to get through them all. Don’t know how Kelly does it. That’s the main reason I suggested using Zillow to post links. It’s so much easier to pull up one page and look through the pix to see if you’re interested in exploring further. If you have to wait for a page to load and then click, click, click, it just takes forever.

      At this point I know pretty well whose links are interesting to me and those are the ones I look at. Of course I always check out new posts when someone starts contributing, because you never know who may be tuned into the OHD vibe. Racheyvessles picks for instance are NOT TO BE MISSED; and John’s mid-mods have been a joy.

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 847 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA, PA

        Yes, PLEASE! I am going to be direct and say that if you think a home is worth YOUR time to post, please tell us (briefly) WHY you think it’s worth OUR TIME to click through on your post, and a short blurb with location and price. So helpful to those of us who don’t have time to look at EVERYTHING.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          My posts don’t stick to the date, price, style, format; but I hope the little blurbs I include are enough to either entice or dissuade. Me, I worry less about the blurb. If I trust that someone knows what they’re doing I’m happy to even blindly click links: but if those links take me forever to get through = forgeddaboudit.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1027 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Too bad. I thought Rosewater’s suggestion last week was a great idea – just a brief blurb on each property – takes all of ten seconds – but as history shows, all good ideas inevitably incur resistance…

      Anyway, I’ve been fascinated by the efforts of Danville, VA, to push for the restoration of so many derelict properties, and, in looking at what all is on the market there, found this lovely 1890 shingle (?) style for $370,000. The windows and light fixtures just took my breath away! (And the rest of it is not bad, either!) It may have been posted before, but if so, can’t believe I missed it:

      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/161-Holbrook-Ave-Danville-VA-24541/79104699_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • CoraCora says: 2064 comments
      OHD Supporter & Moderator

      Clinton, TN

      You are always so kind to comment on shares you enjoy, Bethany. 🙂 I like reading your comments almost as much as looking at the houses! I hope you’ll stick around at least some. ?

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Thank-you Krstout, all properties are absolutely exquisite. My french isn’t good enough to fully understand the descriptions, but the photos were magical.

    • Cathy F. says: 2211 comments

      Cool! Beautiful façades!!, and a little difficult to choose a favorite re: interiors. I think the gothic-y one, but on the other hand love the lightness of the first one, and the staircase of the house on Avenue Feanklin Rossevelt. Eenie, meenie, minie, moe…

  16. Tobias Gilpen says: 4 comments

    Happy holiday weekend everyone! What a country we live in–full of wonderful old homes that we love to look at and hopefully live in! 4.5 years ago the house in the link below was on Old House Dreams. Check it out. The current owners did a great job. It was a wreck when I saw it on here before. I did some research and this neighborhood has 87 homes on the National Registry. If you google the area they all look amazing. I called about it and the gentleman told me he was only the 3rd owner and spent all his time restoring it–he feels it is about 95% [restored] original in terms of mill work, hardware, floors fixtures, etc. and 10% new–carefully made to look old. And, all the heating, cooling, plumbing etc is new. He said it was his 8th home that he has redone. Love to hear it. Cheers!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1512-W-Haven-Blvd_Rocky-Mount_NC_27803_M65929-20519

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      TY. Wish we still had the befores. What a pity that such a pretty house the owner has put so much work into should be represented by such very poor quality agent pix. It amazes me how many owners are blase to that aspect of marketing their homes. I wouldn’t let my house be presented like that for a hot second! 🙂

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  17. natira121natira121 says: 686 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Happy Friday Everyone,

    I just saw this and thought I’d share. “Keep Portland Weird” is a ‘thing’ and now they’ve got this!

    http://www.weirdhomestour.com/category/all-weird-homes

    I just found it, so I haven’t looked at much, and I’m baby watching today so I’m not likely to get much time to look…. so you guys get to. Have fun!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow. FUN! Those are all great Natria. That’s a tour I would NOT miss if I was living out there. The “curvilinear” house is RAD; and I LOVE the kitchen in the delightfully named “house of sarcasm”, heheheh.

      If you missed the “house of papier mache” which used to be on OHD before the purge – DON’T! Heheheh. Luckily I clipped it, because it is a wonder!

      https://flic.kr/s/aHsjHZFhSH

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        DON’T FORGET to click on the little “TV play icon” in the white at top right for the easiest, best view of gallery.

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        • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
          OHD Supporter

          Carpentersville, IL

          And there, dear Rosewater, is my Dilemma… I have no TV icon, anywhere…and I have no expand option either! I am on an iPhone 7 Plus and these things don’t seem to exist in my world. ?

          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
            OHD Supporter

            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Huh. I dunno. 🙂

            • Cathy F. says: 2211 comments

              Rather amazingly, I found the little TV icon with the play arrow on my iPad screen. Wow, talk about a ton of details! And I don’t think I’ve ever seen a built-in bookcase on a curved wall before.

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              • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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                1875 Italianate cottage
                Noblesville, IN

                Cathy, most of what you see in that house was the creation of the polymath, Renaissance man, Physician, (possibly surgeon), multi-media artist, who lived there for many years; and whose passing prompted the sale. All the info about him was discovered and recorded in the comments; including comments from his family members in tribute. The loss of those records in the comments about important houses is one of the sad tragedies of the purge. 🙁 Among many things; the man was a master of papier mache. It is hard to tell just what is what in there; but for sure, the pterodactyl skeleton, and the AMAZEBALLZ MBR ceiling are papier mache!

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                • Carhy F. says: 2211 comments

                  Thanks, Rw. Amongst the myriad of details, I didn’t even notice that suspended pterodactyl ‘skeleton’ the first time through!

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1849 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1936 Cabin

        Papier mache house: wholy crap batman! Thank you Rosewater

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      • says: 67 comments

        I’ve said it before, but this time I really, really, really mean it: I am breathless. Papier mache!

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  18. JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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    Hyde Hall in New York state is a designated National Landmark, one of the finest and most well-preserved manor houses in America. It was owned by descendants of an English colonial Governor from its construction in 1817-1834 until taken by the state in 1963, and a preservation group has run it since. When they had a dinner last week to honor major donors, the decor, furnishings, art, china, crystal, silver and linen were all family items that have been there from the beginning, in most cases with the receipts from their purchase:
    https://hydehall.org/recognizing-our-major-donors/

    It’s an awesome place in every respect, comparable to fine English country houses of the same period.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E95LRjghRlc

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  19. Anne M.Anne M. says: 891 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    So I found a few old houses in Ireland to share this week, along with some from my own neck of the woods
    1850 Co. Galway
    https://www.myhome.ie/residential/brochure/tomany-house-tomanybeg-abbey-loughrea-galway/4233606
    1888, Tower Lodge, Gate Lodge Co. Wicklow
    https://www.myhome.ie/residential/brochure/tower-lodge-gate-lodge-woodenbridge-arklow-wicklow/4232940
    1873 Italianate in New Bedford, MA – exterior is gorgeous, interior is pretty great too
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/31-Maple-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55996246_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Very charming 1880, not sure what the style is, the realtor calls it a “gingerbread house”
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1021-Dwight-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M45182-70050#photo0
    This was for sale at the beginning of the week, now the listing says it is off the market. The exterior of this 1889 Queen Anne is unique & the interior so nice, I thought folks still might enjoy looking at it.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/527-Rock-St-Fall-River-MA-02720/90010760_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  20. Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1750 Georgetown, SC….. gorgeous in a wonderful historic town.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1019-Front-St-Georgetown-SC-29440/82702277_zpid/

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  21. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1027 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Well, here is one for the heartbreak category. I looked at this house about a year ago, and I will send the pictures I took – not enough of them, unfortunately – to Kelly. This lovely house is now just another victim of what will soon be known with dismay as “The Great American White-out”:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/357-Elliot-Pl-East-Durham-NY-12423/30500070_zpid/?fullpage=true

    When you get a look at the wallpaper and woodwork as it was a year ago, you will want to cry along with me…

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That description is why I stopped reading agent descriptions = oh brother. 😉 I can just imagine; and there is no real need to see the befores: it’s a tale oft told. Thank Christmas they left that great stable house alone. Bugger the house: break off that chunk of property with the stable and the RAD chicken MANSION and I’ll take those separately. Heheheh. 🙂

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  22. Joe says: 748 comments

    I was passing time by looking at old OHD posts of houses with at least 10 acres of land. I came across one that was in Sharon Springs new York that is still on the market after several years. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/03/31/sharon-springs-ny/
    As far as i can tell it was first “added to OHD on 3/31/16” most of the comments are from 2016 and 2017.
    Cora’s comment from 04/11/2016 at 11:45 pm inspired me to do a current search of Sharon Springs I found this which looks to me to be an Italianate with a later addition. It has a great looking barn (only exterior photos of the barn) and a little over 23 acres of land. The house is move in ready in my book, although purists, like myself, would want to strip off lots of paint and restore so much of it to the period styling such a house can demand. There is no first floor stair or hall pic showing, but the 2nd floor landing balusters and banister make me really want to see the first floor hall
    Ain’t it a shame that it is so easy to find great houses in an area that one just doesn’t want to live!?!?!
    Anyway, here is the link*:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/593-Slate-Hill-Rd-Sharon-Springs-NY-13459/59997630_zpid/?fullpage=true
    ***Special thanks to Rosewater, Jeff, for last week’s post that suggested the use of Zillow for big pics, and that I should click on “expand” in the upper right of the listing before copying it. After all of that I hope this link works.
    And another, although I can’t say that i can peg the style it does have a stair that makes me think Italianate or Gothic Revival:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7144-State-Route-10-Sharon-Springs-NY-13459/123845390_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Whew this posting houses is hard work!

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    • CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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      Clinton, TN

      I distinctly remember that Sharon Springs house! I’m sad it’s not sold yet…it was in desperate need of stabilization in 2016. That house really pulled at my heartstrings.

    • Laura Easter says: 12 comments

      I was supposed to close on this house on June 15th. The sale fell through. I’m willing to share any information I have, including the inspection report. Just contact me at lecgwedding@gmail.com

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      That last house seems to me to be in the Greek Revival style which was very popular in the Empire State a couple of decades before the Civil War. The barely seen staircase newel appears to be an early Italianate version with the thin balusters common to the Greek Revival style so in my opinion, this is a transitional house (or was updated a few years after construction) although still in the Greek Revival style.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thank you Joe for posting your links using the expanded page Zillow links. It’s not that I get a kickback from Zillow – SWEAR TO GOD! 😉 Thing is, it really does make getting through the links SOOOOO much more efficient. If you like a place and want to see more just click the view larger. If I REALLY like a place I’ll Google the Movoto link, (if there is one), since their viewer is the BIGGEST.

      Slate Hill Rd. is a FINE old place! Thanks’ Joe

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      • Stewart Mclean says: 748 comments

        …and my thanks right back at you. If last week you hadn’t posted your “how to get the most when posting” explanation last week, then my post would be the lesser without that info.
        -My favorite part of the Zillow pages is the ability to see their estimate of the market value. They can be wildly off, but it gives some reference for value in the area.
        -Don’t know that I have used Movoto, so I’ll give it a try.

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  23. abevyabevy says: 327 comments
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    1857 victorian
    Applegate, MI

    I agree with Bethany. Too much. I think, they should be United States or at least North American listings. But that is my idea and I don’t have to look at all of them, so I enjoy only the ones, in U.S. where I want to live sometime.

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  24. cheryl plato says: 176 comments

    Howdy all! Have a few to share before enjoying the ones shared here. Hope you like:

    1896 they say Victorian? So many angles outside lots of original charm inside on 3 acres:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/239-Slacks-Run-Rd_Trout-Run_PA_17771_M40686-97357#photo0

    1848 farm house with most features intact, including many light fixtures
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/209-E-Main-St_Loganton_PA_17747_M44971-14518?ex=PA608312305#photo0

    1901 Victorian farmhouse, a few unfortunate additions inside, easily remedied. Unusual front design?
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8065-Liberty-Corners-Rd_Towanda_PA_18848_M45274-43309#photo22

    1903 Prague, NE, original woodwork simple and pretty
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/212-W-Lusatia-Ave_Prague_NE_68050_M83034-83006#photo0

    Am crazy about this little Victorian in WV..stained glass, built ins, the kitchen!!!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/501-N-Front-St_Wheeling_WV_26003_M33554-25537#photo0

    Check out the frilly porch on this house in Centralia MO, lots of stained glass too
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/441-S-Collier-St_Centralia_MO_65240_M77684-17809?ex=MO626322847#photo0
    My two bargains of the week: First this house in Iowa, wait, it’s pretty inside with lots of original details, 22k outside just needs a pick me up
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/302-1st-Ave-NW_Rockford_IA_50468_M70423-75082#

    Finally this 1875 cutie in Bonnots Mill MO for 31,500. Someone has already made it a sweet haven with gardens galore, all you have to do is move in and enjoy!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/203-Church-Hill-St_Bonnots-Mill_MO_65016_M77729-76022

    hope you enjoy these, now I’ll go enjoy yours! Have a great weekend!

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    • Marie says: 231 comments

      Love the Rockford cutie. Just my style and price point. Wish there were more pics of the great room and kitchen. Can see a partial view of what looks to be some nice built-ins in the dining room?

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  25. Julie C. says: 346 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand. This week I thought I would show some houses in Auckland, which is New Zealand’s largest city and home to almost half it’s population. It is a beautiful and very livable city situated on an isthmus with the Hauraki Gulf on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other so outdoor living is a favourite past time of many. It is very multi-cultural, lots of great shops, restaurants and cafes and for added interest it sits on over 50 extinct and or dormant volcanoes but don’t let that scare you off – no one worries about it. My husband grew up there as well.

    This first home is in Epsom which is where my husband’s Nana had a beautiful old home until her death in 1996. It is a lovely, leafy suburb with excellent schools:

    https://nz.raywhite.com/auckland-city/epsom/1812842/

    This huge, beautiful old home which has retained many of it’s original features is in Newmarket. You are practically in the city centre which is one thing to consider but on the other hand you could walk to just about anywhere:

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3276193

    This home is located on One Tree Hill (exactly that – a hill well actually an old volcano and Maori Pa (former Maori fortress). Bono, of U2, wrote a song based on it. I love this place – very me.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3298282

    This is located in the suburb of Onehunga (pronounce Onayhunga)
    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3249454

    These last ones are in Ponsonby. They were originally built as workers homes and in the 60s and 70s became homes to people from the Pacific Islands. Then artists started buying them in the 80s. In the 90s and this century they started being purchased by “Yuppies” or professionals, if you like, and they are not cheap even though the houses are not big and the sections tend to be quite small. But Ponsonby is a great suburb with lots of trendy shops and restaurants:

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3346573

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3329685

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3338042

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Thanks Julie for the wonderful listings. I am impressed with the outdoor living spaces all have incorporated….. speaks much about the climate, and soooo livable.

      • Julie C. says: 346 comments

        It is a temperate climate but rains so much – we have had two floods in my neck of the woods in the last two weeks. But there are parts of the country that are drier.

  26. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    A big 1840ish Greek Revival on 8-1/2 acres in Dover Plains, Dutchess County, NY, a little less than 90 miles north of Manhattan, priced at $119,900:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/new-york/dutchess/dover-plains/11609026/1040-old-route-22.html

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  27. RT says: 119 comments

    Tewksberry Township, NJ. ca 1835, 625K: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/183-Old-Turnpike-Rd-Tewksbury-Twp-NJ-07830/2098652621_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Newport,RI. “The Orchard” ca 1873. 4.995M. Check out the awesome green tile in the staircase to the pool. I think I’d be cool with just the carriage house. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/180-Narragansett-Ave-Newport-RI-02840/65988165_zpid/?fullpage=true

    My favorite. “Museum quality…” Looks like they own an antique business, and I’d guess you’d probably want to negotiate for quite a lot of their furnishings and period pieces. It’s gorgeous.
    Wiscasset, ME. ca 1734. 1.295M: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-Hodge-St-Wiscasset-ME-04578/84988394_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Great listings, RT. I love them all…. consider it educational. I love Wiscasset, and have bought a few nice antiques there on my visits to Maine. This house is remarkable in that it is so intact. The original paneling and staircase with what appears to be original finishes are to die for. And AHH……the antiques…… almost a museum. I want it all….!!!!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I’ll bet a nickel that (most) of those finishes in Wiscasset, ME are contemporary, reproduced effects. They are just a BIT too perfect in many ways to be actual preserved finishes. I actually think they are even MORE remarkable for it if that is the case. The cohesive color story, along with all of the textures and surfaces in that house are A WONDER. Just spectacular.

        It’s just such a shame that none of these REMARKABLE houses qualify for posting on OHD since they ALL deserve to be seen by a much wider audience than the share.

        I have never seen anything like that tile service stair in Newport, nor am I likely to ever see again. When it comes to senatorial class, Beaux Arts chateau; that is one of the very finest specimens any of us are ever likely to see. I was shocked by it’s beauty; and that sort of house normally bores me to sleep.

        The Place in Jersey is just so special. Man. They sure have the possible off grid set up as well. Chose your insert or stove: I doubt they pay a dime in heating costs of a winter. The wood / coal stove in the kitchen is PRICELESS; and you know they’re using that one too. Damn. Sure wish we’d had a peek in that RAD mill office with it’s UBER elegant, rectangular fan light. W O W.

        Thank you RT! You win this week! 🙂

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        • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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          2001 craftsman farmhouse
          Bainbridge Island, WA

          You may be right Rosewater about the finishes in the Wiscasset house. Whatever, and it would interesting to find out….they are stunning and wouldn’t be changed a bit by me.
          I’m a little ignorant here……why wouldn’t these three remarkable listings qualify for posting in OHD??

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Totally agree with you Sandy; either way, and however they achieved the finished product, everything about the place is stunning. As to why not; Kelly has a standard $300K ask ceiling for postings, with occasional exceptions.

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    • says: 108 comments

      the wicasset home is delightful. great selection of listings. those baths and that tile staircase in the newport mansion–wow!

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  28. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1900. Unique, well-preserved millwork, stunning floors, original light and bath fixtures. A fine home indeed:

    Minneapolis, MN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2000264_zpid/

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  29. brigidbrigid says: 572 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    No links to houses, but with all the talk about the left behind pianos I thought I would throw this in.

    http://www.messynessychic.com/2018/06/26/how-pianos-built-a-forgotten-utopian-village-in-queens-ny/?utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weekend+Conversation+Starters&utm_content=Weekend+Conversation+Starters

    Sad all the work that goes in them for them to be left behind…

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  30. Peg says: 60 comments

    This home is completely amazing. A 10 bedroom Tudor mansion on over an acre in the West Mount Airy section of Philadelphia (a really cool, artsy neighborhood full of grand, old homes!) she needs a lot of work but she is so worth it!
    http://www.foxroach.com/home-details/30-pelham-rd-philadelphia-pa-19119/129-2-7197459/

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  31. Tricia Garcia says: 4 comments

    Testing the waters with this ad. I am considering selling this building and moving south as my family is wanting to do so. I have a late 1800’s Victorian. It currently houses our antique shop and cafe. It has over 8000 square feet. Four bedrooms upstairs. One bedroom if wanted downstairs as there is a room on the main floor that had a closet so is technically a bedroom. Has a story and a half attic that could be finished do living space. Downstairs bathroom has bathtub and shower, sink, and toilet. Upstairs bath has toilet, sink, and original zinc bathtub that has been kept original and not used by us. It has some stained glass windows. Original unpainted woodwork on the first floor and staircase! Has commercial kitchen. Could use for your business or live in it! Located in the heart of a quaint small town. 15 minutes from the interstate. Comment for photos. Listed on a couple of private sites only.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Well OK. Teaser successful! Heheheh. We’re very visual on this site, so pix would definitely help your case if you’re looking to get posted. 🙂 Lots of basement and attic pix are good too; as well as of dependencies if you have those as well. The more detail the better when trying to attract an inter-state buyer. Lay it on us. 🙂

      • AdonayeAdonaye says: 4 comments
        1883 Victorian
        Ladoga, IN

        Not sure how to do so.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Ladoga! Well isn’t that just my favorite Indiana town. If you’re talking about this house: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmkNAeXK it was posted on OHD for years, but was removed in the purge. I clipped it because it’s my favorite house in the whole state. Heheheh. Even if it’s not, I for one am itching to see any house from Ladoga! My suggestion is to sign up for a free Flickr account like the one those pictures are posted on. Just cut and paste your pictures there, and then come back here and post the link to your Flickr page. You can then post the Flickr link wherever you are marketing the house. Cheeers!

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  32. Peg says: 60 comments

    A few more from Philadelphia, these listings are from the Chestnut hill section. It’s one of the more expensive areas of the city With many large estates.
    I really like this mid century modern, (not usually my style) reportedly designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $1,065,000
    4beds · 3+baths
    9 Waterman Ave, Philadelphia
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9-Waterman-Ave_Philadelphia_PA_19118_M49139-27515?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

    This enormous 1925 stone home looks like an old English manor. The exterior is beautiful, there is still some nice woodwork. Unfortunately, the remodelers got to the kitchen and left their mark around this grand, old home.
    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $1,750,000
    6beds · 4+baths
    8100 Lincoln Dr, Philadelphia
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8100-Lincoln-Dr_Philadelphia_PA_19118_M49496-65553?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

  33. nailwhacker Petenailwhacker Pete says: 69 comments
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    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    Norwich, Conn
    1870 gothic “The Converse House” 350K. 7 sided front porch, great carriage house https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/185-Washington-St-Norwich,-CT,-06360_rb/

    1910 craftsman 250K. tiled entryway 5bed-2bth, odd 2nd floor build out on front of house https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Joseph-Perkins-Rd-Norwich-CT-06360/61996495_zpid/

    1765 center hall colonial “Lathrop Manor” 5500 sq ft 510K 9 fireplaces, exposed beams, wide floorboards and well maintained on 2 acres https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/380-Washington-St-Norwich-CT-06360/241371626_zpid/

    Albany, NY
    1892 Romanesque exterior good background for horror movie but has great interior with original woodwork. 11 bd- 3 bth 8500 sq feet, 800K https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-Thurlow-Ter-Albany-NY-12203/2133943775_zpid/

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

      Great post! I’d have to say the Albany home is definitely my favorite. I would love to see that exterior every time I came home.

    • Carhy F. says: 2211 comments

      Eenie, meenie, minie, moe… great batch, but I think my fave is the first one – I love so many facets of its interior! The built-in book/display cases on the landing being high on my ‘love it!’ List. Very, very, very nice!!!

  34. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1922.
    The listing says Prairie Style, but it seems like there is another element involved. They list the architect as Don Schuyler. The kitchen and a couple of the bathrooms have been modernized, but there are a lot of interesting 1922 features to see. Quite a distinctive home.

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2088835688_zpid/

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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 246 comments

      That’s straight up Prairie. It doesn’t have the finesse of Frank Lloyd Wright, or even of Walter Burley Griffin, but what it lacks in refinement it makes up for in exuberance.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ Cora! I was every bit WOW, wow, OH WOW, Holy ____, Wooowwwwwwing my way through that one. Yeeeeah. It’s pure plagarism, that’s for sure; but of the VERY, VERY highest order, and well worthy of praise in spite of that. Even the trim in the front hall which was copied from Wright’s remodels, though completely missing the original intent, still works very well in that space. I will give the architect credit for his superb variations in the fixtures; especially the EXTRAORDINARY DR fixture. More WOWs. I could go through this house room by room and point out the Wright house where nearly every single idea here originated; but I wouldn’t because despite that fact, the whole coalesces together flawlessly and ALMOST transcends Wright. Almost. It is a MAGNIFICENT house, and the owners have clearly respected that fact admirably. Their kitchen is over the top, but not in the least little bit out of sink with the gestalt. W O W…….

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  35. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1902. No interior pics, which absolutely makes me crazy. Beautiful Queen Anne on the NRHP…in need of restoration…and we can’t see the interior. When I see a listing like this, I imagine that it’s wonderfully untouched inside; dusty, old, and perfect.

    Alamogordo, NM:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/75034908_zpid/

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  36. EOlsonEOlson says: 19 comments
    IL

    Two from Sweden..

    Not sure how old this one actually is, but it is a pretty setting.
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-68987645.html?currencyCode=GBP

    The description with this one mentions it is at least 100 years old 🙂 and it feels very cozy.
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-68735771.html?currencyCode=GBP

    Here’s the main link through which I found those two, there’s a few others on there.. like one listing with many buildings. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property-for-sale/Sweden.html?sortType=2&currencyCode=GBP
    🙂

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Thanks John…… interesting exterior, especially the wedding cake like bracketed cornice. Lucky they kept remnants of the original porch in the basement, and the painting of it is available. What fun to put it back and restore the integrity of the house.

  37. Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $625,000
    4beds · 3baths
    2378 Tarr Rd, Talbott
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2378-Tarr-Rd_Talbott_TN_37877_M85574-64283?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

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    • Randy C says: 446 comments

      Another teaser. Despite the realtor’s claims of magnificent woodwork and stained glass there are no interior pics. What a disappointing listing. I also looked on Realtor.com and same thing.

      • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Carpentersville, IL

        Randy, If you notice, this house has been listed for less than one day (as of yesterday) it frequently takes the agent a couple days to post all of the pictures and I find that if I check back, what has previously come up with two or three pictures now will have 50! Give it a few days and check back… hopefully it will be worth it!

        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          This Burlington, Iowa, house has been featured on OHD in the past. it does indeed have (or at least had) a very nice interior with fine millwork and lovely stained glass. I can only hope more recently changes have not been made inside that were detrimental to the originality of this fine home. As I recall, most of the woodwork hadn’t been painted. I think it last sold less than 3 years ago. Burlington has a fine collection of old homes and buildings.

  38. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 244 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Great large Victorian in New London. CT. Would make an absolutely beautiful B & B! The irony is that the monthly taxes are higher than the principal and interest payments!
    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $229,000
    9beds · 6+baths
    1001 Ocean Ave, New London
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1001-Ocean-Ave_New-London_CT_06320_M37191-78555?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

  39. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1850. Needs some serious work but could be super cute. Original. Kitchen cabinets, nice porch.

    Lisbon, NH: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2088830308_zpid/

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  40. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1902. I wonder if this has always been a house. I love the exterior, even in it’s current condition:

    Rumford, ME: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2088830844_zpid/

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  41. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1890.
    The kitchen floor is just darling.

    Fryeburg, ME: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/95243529_zpid/

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    • EOlsonEOlson says: 19 comments
      IL

      Right next to a national park and not crazy far from the ocean & 43 acres! Nice! My cousin’s dream is old house, possible b&b and lots of land in Maine so I always click on Maine ones 🙂

    • Joe says: 748 comments

      Hi Cora,
      -You are really great at finding houses that pique my interest. This is not meant to be negative criticism.
      -Although your kitchen floor comment got me to look, I thought that you should have mentioned that this is a 43 acre farm with a barn attached to the house. The Victorian house has multiple gables and what looks like interesting shingle detailing. Gothic revival maybe?
      Google satellite view link:
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/37+S+Chatham+Rd,+Fryeburg,+ME+04037/@44.1227824,-70.9818565,46m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cb3a51e2bc3d0f3:0xff9a9665ffdf588!8m2!3d44.1226715!4d-70.981707
      -The fact that it has a floor that you like may not be enough to draw people in. There are too few pictures for me to tell its style. I wish it showed the stair and barn.
      I am writing this to you for two reasons.
      -1. The number of posts on the L&E has increased so much in the last few years that I have stopped looking at houses that don’t have something in the poster’s comment that bring me in.
      -2. because I think that this one really deserves a look from those who like this sort of property. I hope this comment will get more people to look if it doesn’t catch Kelly’s eye for the OHD page.

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  42. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1180 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    1900 “historical jewel” needing TLC, Haute-Vienne (Limousin), France: http://fr.arkadia.com/txnv-t8415/ (I have never seen such an ornate mantel in a French house). Lots of original features to be restored. Quite in the middle of nowhere, in rural agricultural France, hence the price!

    Beautiful restored 1900-1930 house (my guess, with an older timber-framed section): marble fireplaces, hardwood floors, patterned brick facade: https://www.proprietes-privees.com/145128CFR and streetview here: https://goo.gl/maps/y7Q9uW9RCzq . In the east of France, between Troyes (Aube) and Auxerre (Yonne, Burgundy)

    Same region, not enough pics, but love the cement tiles, woodfloors and marble fireplace: http://fr.arkadia.com/vinp-t1017677/

    Timber frame townhouse in the historic center of Troyes, France: https://www.seloger.com/annonces/achat-de-prestige/hotel-particulier/troyes-10/cathedrale/130049049.htm

    And another one: https://www.century21.fr/trouver_logement/detail/1461945921/

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  43. CandyCandy says: 148 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Carpentersville, IL

    Whether or not you’re interested in Detroit, you will wanna see this time capsule… just for fun!

    https://www.realtor.com/news/unique-homes/time-capsule-home-detroit/

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

      I love them both. I have this huge thing for decor from the 50’s – 70’s, which totally doesn’t match with the age of homes I like best. I recently purchased some vintage floral wallpaper from the 1970’s and needless to say the rest of my household doesn’t seem too excited to help me hang it ☺️

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  44. CandyCandy says: 148 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Carpentersville, IL

    This is amazingly beautiful….and don’t miss the old photos of the property at the end of the listing pictures! (Linzy, I found this home because of you…enjoy! And dream a little dream with me!)

    $8,875,000
    16beds · 14+baths
    1709 River Rd, Johns Island SC

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1709-River-Rd_Johns-Island_SC_29455_M66391-69082?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

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  45. CandyCandy says: 148 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Carpentersville, IL

    The roof drew me in…

    $400,000
    4beds · 3+baths
    2410 Hawthorne Ln, Flossmoor
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2410-Hawthorne-Ln_Flossmoor_IL_60422_M72730-41177?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

  46. Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $289,900
    3beds · 2baths
    2224 Brenner Rd NE, Carrollton
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2224-Brenner-Rd-NE_Carrollton_OH_44615_M40074-25268?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

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  47. Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $395,000
    4beds · 2+baths
    2082 Grafton Rd, Elyria
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2082-Grafton-Rd_Elyria_OH_44035_M44653-27283?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      The occasional old house in Elyria featured here in the past has often been in the bargain priced category, needing work. However, this fine home is an exception; the fretwork between the downstairs rooms is some of the finest featured recently and there are truly too many nice details to enumerate. A pool enhances the property during the hot summer days this region has been experiencing this past week. Thanks for sharing this lovely home.

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  48. Vyctoria Nightingale says: 40 comments

    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $182,000
    4beds · 1+baths
    321 S Professor St, Oberlin
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/321-S-Professor-St_Oberlin_OH_44074_M43340-39368?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $352,900
    6beds · 2baths
    461 W Lorain St, Oberlin
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/461-W-Lorain-St_Oberlin_OH_44074_M36600-03966?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $90,000
    8beds · 2baths
    30 Groveland St, Oberlin
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/30-Groveland-St_Oberlin_OH_44074_M42797-05624?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $82,680
    3beds · 1baths
    17930 Chagrin Blvd, Shaker Heights
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/17930-Chagrin-Blvd_Shaker-Heights_OH_44122_M30493-66190?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I believe this Arkansas house was built from a published plan by George F. Barber, a mail-order architect from Knoxville, TN, who sold house plans nationwide from 1888 to 1908. The interior appears to be somewhat altered but still retains a fair amount of original details inside.

  49. JRC says: 145 comments

    Cabin and 3 outbuildings(2 bunk and 1 laundry) in Michigan UP. Used to be part of a camp. $419,000. I am ready to go!!!
    http://upwaterfront.com/updated-classic-lake-michigamme/

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  50. natira121natira121 says: 686 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Happy Independence Day Kelly!

    I was just checking out your store. I love your shirts! Is there any chance of having different sizes of coffee mugs in the future? I’d LOVE a 20 ounce cup.

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  51. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11933 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m not sure if I’m going to take the whole week off from posting houses but if I don’t post anything the rest of the week, I’m alive just taking a posting break. 😀

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  52. RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Outstanding, barely pre-war, Creole style, raised planter’s house reproduction and vast carriage house in Ft. Wayne IN has some questionable, but not entirely unfortunate updates; yet still retains it’s very fine original integrity; and sits on nearly three park like acres with great topography. Gorge.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4–N-Washington-Rd-Fort-Wayne-IN-46804/73193232_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  53. RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Another GORGEOUS little mini farm, (this time on the higher end -$500K), has great barns and a FAB little brick summer kitchen. House is a barely Gothish Italianate cottage with some beautiful wood work and original features. Has a really interesting kitchen; and a pretty cozy newer addition I don’t hate at all. Horse heaven once again; and just a pace from S. Indy metro down in Edinburgh.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5554-W—S-Edinburgh-IN-46124/85703044_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 781 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Rosewater, love the five acre farm in Indiana……it’s picture perfect. I especially like the tall windows, many of which go to the floor……how elegant!

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  54. RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Only a glimpse of what looks to be a pretty damn rad Italianate house on the CHEAP. It’s seems to have been mucked with just a bit: but the hall gives a glimpse of something all together opposite that and potentially pretty special. MORE PIX PLEEEEEASE! 🙂

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/201-E-Washington-St-New-Richmond-IN-47967/99205598_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  55. RosewaterRosewater says: 6685 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    That SUPER cute little Craftsman in New Castle shaves another $5K off the ask! Unbelievable! Hellofa deal.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/721-S-11th-St-New-Castle-IN-47362/99148029_zpid/?fullpage=true

  56. says: 1 comments

    Fab it is!!

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  57. Miss-Apple37 says: 1180 comments

    Near Porto, Portugal, centennial house with beautiful features (ceilings, tiles, woodfloors): https://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-72232463.html?currencyCode=USD

    And a very very sad one, but typical with tiled facade: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-73031075.html?currencyCode=USD

  58. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1849 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1936 Cabin

    Portugal, yes sad, but beautiful architecture

  59. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1861 (or before). This would fall in the “good bones” category. Adorable vintage kitchen and original cupola. Also comes with a bit of history in the photos:

    Oneonta, NY:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/31625211_zpid/

  60. says: 1 comments

    Oldest Church in Vienna, MO is currently being used as a home/storage…
    https://resultsrealestateandauction.com/properties/has-potential/

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