August 24, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11922 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No idea about today’s old house photo.

    Remember the new format rule for sharing as described up top.

    Newsletter folks, I’ve made the switch back to my old newsletter provider. Maybe it’ll work properly tonight and won’t disappear or end up in your spam folder. You can always try adding kelly@oldhousedreams.com to your contacts list, that sometimes helps. For those that think I’ve not been posting, check the site! I’ve posted every day for the last two weeks…? A while at least. 🙂

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  2. Mike says: 68 comments

    Happy Friday, everyone.

    This is an 1885 house (and rear residential coach house) in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, being marketed as a teardown. I really hope that doesn’t happen, but it’s a pretty familiar story in Chicago as of late.

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/5610-S-Blackstone-Ave-60637/home/13945148

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11922 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Yikes, I hope not either! But I see someone buying it and modernizing it…not in a good way either.

      $950,000

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Teardowns for houses with remaining period details like this example should not be the only possible outcome. Why not sell the house for a token amount provided it is moved and then market the very valuable emppty lot. That would be a win-win outcome while demolition is forever.

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    • zoomey says: 529 comments

      Looks like student housing now. But it can be fixed up into a great single family home. I hope it doesn’t get torn down! What a tragedy. Hyde Park is where University of Chicago is located, and very near where B. Obama has a house. It’s a nice part of town. What a shame to destroy this old beauty and put up a new something. Love, love the old bathrooms!!

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  3. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Every once in a while you come across a real estate listing that has ‘Old House Dreams’ written all over it. This is the 1883 Samson J. Friendly House (with a name like that I wonder if the original owner looked like Dan Blocker?) in the Old West End of Elmira, NY. Priced at $49,500, it has a roof where they could film a remake of Mary Poppins:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/456-E-Water-St-Elmira-NY-14901/114428898_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  4. PaulPaul says: 103 comments
    Arlington, VA

    1880 build date? $149,000 Victorian in my home town of Wolcott, NY. A small farming town. Unpainted woodwork, very nice place.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11933-W-Main-St_Wolcott_NY_14590_M32390-16699?view=qv

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  5. RT says: 119 comments

    Smyrna, NY. Some good details/fixtures. Needs help. 79K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/237-County-Road-14-Smyrna-NY-13464/29997007_zpid/?fullpage=true

    East Greenbush, NY. Cool outbuildings. Did not expect some of the details on the inside of main house. Lots of acreage. 499K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45-50-Olcott-La-East-Greenbush-NY-12061/2096428644_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Monmouth, ME. As always, I wish there were more/any pictures of the carriage house. I want to fix up a carriage house something fierce. 175K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/157-Academy-Rd-Monmouth-ME-04259/84971021_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Baltimore, MD. Fieldstone mansion. Great fireplaces. 865K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6207-Craigmont-Rd-Baltimore-MD-21228/36201252_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Albany, NY. Brick Italianate. Newel post is amazing, nice stained glass, some original bathroom. 360K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/209-Lancaster-St-Albany-NY-12210/142538224_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Clinton Corners, NY. On the expensive side. I personally like this barn conversion and it looks well done. Wonder if that office/outbuilding has a kitchenette? I’d take that bit as long as I could share the grounds with the owner. 2.35M. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/297-Market-Ln-Clinton-Corners-NY-12514/30140627_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Alexandria, VA. I don’t recall anyone posting this and much of the inside clearly isn’t old, but here’s to hoping this building still stands inside our Great Union for at least another 200 years. Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home. 8.5M. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/607-Oronoco-St-Alexandria-VA-22314/192122538_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Southwestlovesmomma says: 114 comments

      I loved the Smyrna NY property. It really spoke to me. Why do I fall for homes that need SO MUCH WORK? It’s a Gothic revival I think without the multipaned windows.

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      • 67drake67drake says: 269 comments
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        1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
        Iowa County , WI

        It’s an illness. I suffer from it too. I always get attracted to homes like this.
        Kinda like picking out the ugliest dog at the animal shelter. You just can’t help yourself. It needs love, but you get way more in return than you put in

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2207 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Love the last one – gorgeous house & beautifully furnished. I usually prefer bare flooring with area rugs, but that DR rug… love it!

    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      A treat to see the Lee house. I’ve seen photos of the outside & wondered what it looked like inside. Lee’s father having left the family without support, they lived here on the kindness of a relative who owned the home. I’m sure it wasn’t anywhere near as beautiful and perfect as it is now!

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    • CindyCindy says: 269 comments
      1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
      Brunswick, MO

      The Italianate in Albany, NY is scrumptious, love the staircase and the arch above it. Nice bathrooms also. The entire house is elegant.

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  6. StevenFStevenF says: 821 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Happy Friday! Here are a few 20th century homes. Apologies if some have already been shared.

    1. An interesting 1958 MCM priced optimistically at $800K in Morgantown, WV. There is an original kitchen with aqua counter-tops, but alas no original light fixtures. I’m guessing that the grand stone gates predate the house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/459-Tyrone-Rd-Morgantown-WV-26508/22905271_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. A $298K 1920 shingled home in Hagerstown, MD whose owner really likes blue and yellow. I like the hearty porch columns and, surprisingly, the color of the woodwork on the interior. It’s a strange kind of yellow, but it sort of works. I can’t tell if it’s stained or faux-finished.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1201-Hamilton-Blvd-Hagerstown-MD-21742/37674255_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. My favorite of my finds this week is this $350K 1931 Colonial revival in Martinsville, VA. The house is very renovated, so those looking for a project will be disappointed. However, the quality of the woodwork on the front entry door surround and the public rooms is first rate. The realtor gets and A+ for good pictures showing this home’s distinctive quality and features.

    p.s. what’s the purpose of the little revolving doorway? A kind of kitchen-dining room pass through? Seems a little onerous to use.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/816-Mulberry-Rd-Martinsville-VA-24112/108124052_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • JKleeb says: 284 comments

      I like all of them but the Martinsville is really great. I think that revolving thing may have been for a telephone but that is just a guess.

      Next would be Hagerstown, I would have preferred the woodwork not be painted in this one but the color yellow does work. The unpainted fireplace surround would keep taunting me to strip the rest of the wood work in the room.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2207 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I really like both houses #2 & 3, although I think #3 would be my choice if pressed. Lots of beauty.
      That little revolving thing… good question. It does look like a passthrough, but…???

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Three really fine houses & all different — plus a lot of space at very affordable prices! I like the Hagerstown house & agree the woodwork works well. Spacious inviting place. The Martinsville house is my favorite too — the 1930s gave us some lovely homes with plenty of room and sane design. The revolving thingy is a phone nook, I’m sure. Whenever it was added (could even be original), it must have been the absolute cat’s meow!

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  7. PepperReed says: 46 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3118-S-Cambridge-Rd-Lansing-MI-48911/74008228_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3118 S Cambridge Rd, Lansing, MI 48911 – 4 beds 5 baths 4,705 sqft $265,000 – 1957

    Toured this house during an estate sale a month ago and it’s pretty SWANK! Located in the best n’hood in Lansing, close to everything and still relaxed and peaceful area. Hubs and I chuckled at the ‘Swingin’ Basement’ — That is either a built in bachelor pad or Party Central! :^)

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    • JKleeb says: 284 comments

      Now THAT is what SWANK looks like. The whole house is wonderfully intact. Nothing to do but clean the wooden deck and move your stuff in.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      I LOVE that house! The textures and angles could keep me busy admiring them forever. I’ve never seen a rush ceiling like that in the basement, wow, how cool is it?? This is one of the most fascinating houses I ever saw! You made my day, Pepper.

    • 67drake67drake says: 269 comments
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      1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
      Iowa County , WI

      I usually loathe post WWII homes. BUT I’d live in this one. Don’t know what it is about it, but quirky cool I guess won Me over.

  8. AbMellyAbMelly says: 44 comments
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    1920 Craftsman

    1880, Farmhouse, Taylorsville, MS, $85,000. House sits on 28 acres with 2 ponds. It has amazing stained glass and a 40 foot side porch. It needs a good bit of work, but the 16 foot ceilings are magnificent!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1245-Highway-529_Taylorsville_MS_39168_M71177-33877?view=qv

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I think this one is a real sleeper. The added 28 acres are the icing on the cake. For someone with creativity and imaginary this could be transformed into someone’s Old House Dream.

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      • AbMellyAbMelly says: 44 comments
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        1920 Craftsman

        The acreage alone is worth the asking price! Last I checked, they were selling 11 acres in that area for $70k. My husband and I took a ride to see it with our realtor. It is quite gorgeous in person. Solid foundation, newish roof, original front door! We were looking to move it to a town nearby, but it’s so tall that it would make it difficult ($$$) with power lines and what not. The stained glass and curved glass windows were amazing. The exterior has been a bit remuddled over the years with windows being removed/resized from exterior walls. It could definitely be a dream home for someone wanting to live the good country life!

  9. tess says: 299 comments

    Cute old Florida house with updates. Has a separate apartment. Would make a nice family vacation compound and/or AirBnB rental. Located in quaint Hudson, Fl, on the Gulf side. $199,000k
    https://www.redfin.com/FL/Hudson/18931-Aripeka-Rd-34667/home/48285605

  10. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    An 1840s Greek Revival right in the center of all the action in downtown Panama, NY, priced at $34,900:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8-E-Main-St-Panama-NY-14767/29916106_zpid/?fullpage=true

    An 1820s Connecticut-style farmhouse in the Ohio Western Reserve town of Garrettsville for $39,100:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10453-Windham-Parkman-Rd-Garrettsville-OH-44231/35162233_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1850 Greek Revival in Belmont, Allegany County, NY, asking $54,900:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Norton-St-Belmont-NY-14813/2088093467_zpid/?fullpage=true

    An 1823 Federal Cape in Moosup, CT priced $65,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/191-Main-St_Moosup_CT_06354_M34162-78529?view=qv

    And finally an 1805 Grandma Moses-style in Winsted, CT for $99,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/275-N-Main-St_Winsted_CT_06098_M46690-09319?view=qv

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    • Karen says: 1154 comments

      Some random notes here…There’s not really a lot of “action” in Panama. You could work at Cummins Diesel. For recreation, there’s Panama Rocks, a trail through the woods, featuring crevices carved by glaciers out of the rock. Many are so deep and dark that the Indians used them as cold storage, as the snow stayed in there for months. Very pretty place. The woods between Bailey Hill and Warner Rds, are so dense and thick, that it took the county and state over a week to find a small plane that went down in that “block” some years ago. I doubt anyone outside of Western NY or the Southerntier remembers Bucky Philips, but after he escaped from jail, this area was one that he was hiding out in-my father’s camp was broken in during this time, and even though only some loose change was taken, the police thought it was Bucky. My father had a small hunting camp of 5 acres at the corner of Bailey Hill and Wait Corners Rds. My dream lot, was on that curve of Drake Forest Rd (I never knew it was called that, on local maps, its still Bailey Hill Rd). It has a fantastic view over the hills. Panama itself is a nice little village, but really has little to recommend it, except that it is close to Lake Chautauqua, and good deer hunting land. But, you do see houses like this one.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      All houses needing love. It would be a joy to get my hands on the Moosup house. Unfortunately the taxes drove us out of CT 15 yrs ago & they’ve gone higher since then. There must be a sad number of places like these around the state. What a shame!

    • sidvilsidvil says: 14 comments
      BAINBRIDGE, NY

      1805 house with a pool for 100k? where do I sign?

  11. JKleeb says: 284 comments

    Bristol, RI, 1715 (with I assume some changes over the years), $359,000
    I particularly like the kitchen and garden
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1237-Hope-St-Bristol-RI-02809/65823462_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Bristol, RI, 1848, $499,000 Gothic Revival, partially demolished interior “waiting” for rehab. This house has most likely been posted here before, however I did not see it. It would likely not escape notice by one of you. It looks like it is now pending and I hope the new owners will do justice to it.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1200-Hope-St-Bristol-RI-02809/65839546_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Rhinebeck, Ny, 1840, $839,000
    I believe this started out life as a Gothic Revival house with much remodeling over time, but it blends well (inside that is, outside the windows leave the facade looking unbalanced to me). It was used as a school in the 1950s. I wonder what the room that is now the kitchen was originally. The the details look far too fine for a kitchen when built originally.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/30-Crow-Hill-Ln-Rhinebeck-NY-12572/150877932_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Galena, IL,, 1848, $749,000, Greek Revival with later Second Empire and Colonial Revival additions. Very nice mansard roof.Again, I apologize if this has been posted before. I just got the feeling that maybe I posted it once!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/125-S-Prospect-St-Galena-IL-61036/105620096_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Seattle, WA, 1925, $1.7mm, Mediterranean Brick Bungalow with Colonial Revival interior
    First, ignore the price. To enjoy the details you have to just ignore how overheated the market is. Kudos to the owners who resisted the urge (and probably advice from others) to gut the interior and paint everything white and grey. The kitchen may be partly original and partly re-creation but it is rare to see an old kitchen intact (and separated from the rest of the house by walls)in this town. Original bathroom tiles–the mural may be an addition but it is wonderful.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1435-36th-Ave-Seattle-WA-98122/49019044_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    USA/BIG, Just pre-war, modern, “ranch house” and cabin/1937/Perry twsp, INDY USA

    This fantastic house and other buildings is in a secluded, CUTE little spot in Lovely Southside Indy, off Edgewood ave, in a super duper rad little spot. If this property were North of 465 it would be a heap of rubble yesterday in preparation for yet another ghastly McPalace; but because it’s in nice, friendly Pery down South, it gets to live – Gratefully. I would seriously consider breaking my no Marion County rule to live down, safe, clean, friendly there in this, I’m sure amazing fixer house. I can’t recommend this property highly enough for someone looking for a QUALITY fixer in metro Indy. I’d love to have it.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6105-Mcfarland-Rd-Indianapolis-IN-46227/1169545_zpid/?fullpage=true

    If this gets posted I’ll see about getting pix.

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  13. RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    USA / SOLID, inter-war house, over full daylight basement! / 1930 / urban INDY

    Unfortunately flipped house still has great original space. Urban South Indy is entirely doable for the right young couple.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20-E-Pleasant-Run-Parkway-North-Dr-Indianapolis-IN-46225/1092326_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  14. Anne M.Anne M. says: 887 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1894 Springfield, MA $285,000 – love this house’s presence!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/95-Ingersoll-Grv_Springfield_MA_01109_M44538-75724
    1900 Gardner, MA $283,599 – wait for it!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/231-Pleasant-St-233-Gardner-MA-01440/2090300213_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1723 Wales, MA $149,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/215-Union-Rd-Wales-MA-01081/56998356_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1915 Dalton, MA $1,100,000 The largest of the Crane estates in Dalton, the family paper company has been printing money for over a century.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/101-Main-St-Dalton-MA-01226/60037055_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • JKleeb says: 284 comments

      I’m on overload with the Dalton house—I would love just once to have this much square footage in a well maintained house of this era. Even I wouldn’t be able to use it all but my dogs would have plenty of room to run and play inside. Even with all that insulation in the attic I would expect heating this place to be very expensive.

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 821 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      All great houses. That time capsule restaurant is amazing! Movie-set worthy!

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      My eyes bugged at the 1st picture of the Crane house — it looks like a college, the whole thing in one building! What a pleasure touring that place would be. It’s beautiful, glorious woodwork. If I bought it I’d make a former resident take me around & tell me stories about every single thing.

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    • CJCJ says: 2 comments
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      Dallas, TX

      Wow! I looooove the 1723 Wales, MA home! Such a great price. I enjoy coming here to see wonderful 18th century homes, and one day, when the time is right, we hope to have one to call our own. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2207 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    Tudor Revivals in NY… downstate, upstate, pricey, not too pricey:
    (Oops, forgot to list prices for each, & too late to edit them!)

    1) 1928 (incl. a very pink bathroom with lavender accents)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Avalon-Rd-Great-Neck-NY-11021/2088962572_zpid/

    2) 1936
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/520-Park-Ave-Manhasset-NY-11030/31074319_zpid/

    3) 1910 – not many pics, but I like the style of the French doors, built-ins, and sunporch windows.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/211-Summit-Ave-Syracuse-NY-13207/31680697_zpid/

    4) 1926
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/125-Riverside-Dr-Binghamton-NY-13905/29722970_zpid/

    5) 1926 (bathroom! And alcoves galore)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4556-193rd-St-Flushing-NY-11358/145600251_

    6) 1920
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4440-Waldo-Ave-Bronx-NY-10471/29852580_zpid/

  16. RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    USA / Stick – Empire Victorian with massive barn and carriage house / 1850 / NH

    Probably shared before, spectacular Stick Style, almost Mansard, house on estate property with MORE BARN, and C.H. lingers on the market in Lovely NH.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/658-Silver-St-Rollinsford-NH-03869/86859314_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  17. ChrisICU says: 665 comments

    1927 Colonial Revival in Mobile Alabama.$995 k https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1673-Government-St_Mobile_AL_36604_M83379-42448 Lovely lines, ample sized rooms

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  18. Christina Kovacs says: 1 comments

    Just listed yesterday! Manchester, CT – $475,000 – 6 bed, 4.5 bath
    The Clifford Cheney Mansion built in 1904 by Charles Platt. Registered as a National Historic Landmark and described as “represents a striking appearance against a background of green lawn and blue sky.” The mansion is currently used a vacation rental property and families from around the world have gathered under this roof to embrace the history and make new memories of their own.
    Here is the link to the listing:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/40-Forest-St_Manchester_CT_06040_M37599-10414

    Vacation rental links:
    CTMansion.com
    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20640422
    https://www.vrbo.com/1161217

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  19. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1019 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is an almost-riverfront Italianate, in upstate New York for $255,000. Low-key, but with some nice details, plus an artist’s cottage, and views of the Hudson River, reportedly, from every room:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/59-Mill-St-Hannacroix-NY-12087/30506320_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  20. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    Staunton, VA. Hansel & Gretel cottage, too friendly to pop anyone in the oven. Designed in 1935 by T.J. Collins, a well-known architect in Staunton & D.C., for his brother. Do-able price of $299,500. https://virginiaestates.com/properties/91498-14-EDGEWOOD-RD-STAUNTON-Virginia-24401/

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  21. BuildingHugger23 says: 7 comments

    294 Genesee Street, Utica NY 13502.

    This gorgeous 1848 mansion in the heart of Downtown Utica was stripped by a woman who passed herself off as a princess (I am 100% serious) and then left it to rot. It’s now being sold by the city’s Urban Renewal department after the woman who pillaged the house skipped town years ago. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2145259095759221&type=1&l=57e95d8f8e OR http://www.cityofutica.com/Assets/Departments/Urban-Renewal-Agency/List/Property%20List%208-23-18.pdf

    I’ve been in the house. It has so much potential. It just needs some love to be beautiful again.

  22. Ben Scott says: 1 comments

    OSCEOLA MILL
    CENTRAL VIRGINIA – $600,000

    Fine dining & lodging in a converted 1849 water-powered mill built by Cyrus McCormick, close proximity to I81 & Blue Ridge Parkway, Beautiful central Shenandoah Valley, near Lexington and Staunton Virginia. http://virginiahistorichomes.com/property/osceola-mill/

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  23. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11922 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I wasn’t so sure about posting this one but think it’s cool as heck.

    In Topeka, KS $289,900 build date says 1960. Rustic Contemporary sounds a fitting description. 🙂

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2780-SW-Jewell-Ave-Topeka-KS-66611/77466500_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  24. Sue S. says: 275 comments

    1933 cabin with two bunkhouses in Swan Lake, Montana. $275,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/70627-Mount-Highway-83-Swan-Lake-MT-59911/116519213_zpid/

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  25. JimHJimH says: 5156 comments
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    A big turreted 1890 Queen Anne in Holton KS chopped into apartments but with surviving exterior detail, and some interesting millwork and glass.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/101-Iowa-Ave-Holton-KS-66436/2088402649_zpid/

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  26. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Thanks for sharing, Jim. I’m getting a strong George Barber design impression off of this one but cannot say it is with certainty. If Chris DiMattei happens to see it I think he would know for sure.

  27. coolbee says: 3 comments

    hi everyone! my friend found this 1907(?) house in new jersey.

    it’s pretty cool, but nothing too special…until pictures 18 and 19! why are the toilet and sink just hanging out in the middle of the hall?? i’ve seen loads of basement toilets like this, but never one upstairs, haha. please help us solve this mystery!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/435-State-Route-94-Vernon-NJ-07462/123897129_zpid/

    435 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
    $150,000

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2207 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I have no clue as to why, but it’s funny!

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Some details in this house were already old in 1907. The Greek Revival door trim and the entry with sidelights suggest a much older home perhaps from the 1820’s to 1850’s era. That may also help explain the odd bathroom layout: the house had no indoor plumbing until many years after it was built so some owner(s) had to decide where to route plumbing and create a bathroom in a room that previously had a different purpose.

  28. phillip a francisco says: 14 comments

    Roscoe NY $92000 a house that was forgotten in time. Seriously the owners must of just up and left. Leaving even the stuffed lion behind 🙁 . I wonder what happened here?

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/78-Rockland-Rd_Roscoe_NY_12776_M38356-93964

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    • JimHJimH says: 5156 comments
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      Roscoe is a beautiful little place famous for trout fishing. I looked up the records of the house. It was recently transferred to heirs of the deceased longtime owner. It has been the second home of a city family for over 50 years. Now a new family can clean the place up and begin their own legacy.

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      • Karen I says: 174 comments

        Still, you would think someone (heirs, realtor) would clear out the belongings. I guess I understand though, I have bought houses where I’ve had to fill dumpsters.

      • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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        1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
        NC

        Roscoe is a lovely place, agreed! I got marooned there long ago with friends while our broken-down car was repaired. Everyone was so pleasant & humorous, we enjoyed every minute of it. This house, with some cleaning up & fixing up, would be such a peaceful place for weekends or full time. Whoever moves there is lucky.

    • zoomey says: 529 comments

      That is very odd. The dishes are still in the sink, stuffed animals on the beds, plates on the table! Towels hanging in the bathroom. It looks like someone just got up one day and left, then no one came back in 30 or more years!!! I love the pink princess phone in one of the bedrooms! From the 1960s?

  29. KevinONeillKevinONeill says: 155 comments
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    1884 Victorian Cottage
    St Paul, MN

    I’m reposting a house I shared about a month ago only because it has been taken on by a sympathetic realtor who has taken a ton of pictures. It is the “Big house, Little house, Back house, Barn” style popular out east. The price has been reduced to 129k. It is an hour from St Paul MN where a studio condo would be priced higher. It deserves to be saved.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6523-N-County-Road-45-Medford-MN-55049/106824650_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Hi Kevin,
      I remember this being posted in recent months but without many photos. After reviewing this large new batch of photos, I wholeheartedly agree the house is worth saving. Even the distressed carriage house/barn can be put back together by someone with experience in this kind of work. I’ve heard some of the itinerant Amish tradesmen are good for projects of this kind. The sag in the roof can be taken out as well. It would be a shame to lose such a distinct barn when jacking and repairing one side as well as a fresh roof would bring it back. Some paint on the house and barn would do wonders. I noticed it had an open house this weekend (today) so I hope some interested potential buyers were there to see it. I wish the eventual buyer good luck with this project in saving a piece of history.

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  30. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Phillip,
    I agree that there appears to be a mystery here. A possible plausible explanation is that an elderly owner passed away or went into a nursing home leaving everything behind as seen in the photos. Sometimes, if the nearest persons of kin live far away they come and pick up what they want from an estate and leave the rest behind. At some point the house sells and the proceeds are divided amongst the heirs or heir. A less plausible explanation is that the former inhabitants were abducted by Space Aliens or by a Sasquatch family thus disappearing for who knows how long. Whatever the explanation actually is, not often is a house left with the table set for dinner.

    • MW says: 904 comments

      Looks like they might have even had Chubby Checker cued up for “the beach party”, with some liquor and cigars on the table in the dining room. As such, I’m thinking the space alien abduction if more likely.

  31. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Here’s a nice 1877 Italianate style farmhouse on the outskirts of Frankfort, Indiana priced at $60,000 with a three bay garage, all on an acre of land: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8878-N-State-Road-29-Frankfort-IN-46041/85142613_zpid/?fullpage=true Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/u5oZqQaakCK2 shows it is still located in an area of farms but some houses stand along the road in front of the house. Wish there were some interior photos.
    Here’s a second Indiana house from around 1900 in the small town of Arcadia: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/407-E-Main-St-Arcadia-IN-46030/99137016_zpid/?fullpage=true I like the interior fretwork and porch gingerbread. Priced at $135,000.

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    • Karen I says: 174 comments

      John! thank you for sharing the Frankfort house. I’ve seen it posted before and I am obsessed with it. I contacted the realtor and she was unable/unwilling to give me any info, except that there is some “surface mold from sitting empty for a year.” I asked for more photos, more info, condition. She stated I would need an inspector for that. Something fishy going on here? Maybe in worse shape than imaginable or she has interested buyers or something?

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11922 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Or she realizes she can’t tell you what you want to know unless someone with experience inspects the home. If an agent were to tell you “oh it’s just…” she could be held liable if they took her word for it and it turned out to be worse.

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        • Karen I says: 174 comments

          Ok. I understand. Thank you for the response. What would be the reason she refuses to provide more than just one photo?

          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11922 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            I don’t know the agent so I don’t know. There are too many reasons to list what the reason could be, sometimes it’s not even the agents fault why there are few/no photos.

            • Karen I says: 174 comments

              ok. Thank you. I guess I’m just obsessed on this one. I live in Clearwater, FL but will be in Indiana in October (to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary). I’m retiring soon and will be free to pursue, you know, whatever I want. Thanks again.

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              • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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                1889 Eastlake Cottage
                Fort Worth, TX

                Karen,
                There was a house I was interested in located in Frankfort, IN. I contacted this Broker and found him to be very helpful and friendly:
                Dave Rodkey, DAVE RODKEY, REALTORS
                2359 E. Wabash St. Frankfort, IN 46041-2884
                765-659-1828 dave@rodkey.com, http://www.rodkey.com
                “Real Estate Sales Since 1971”
                Dave seems to know about every old house in town as well as the folks who own them.

            • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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              1889 Eastlake Cottage
              Fort Worth, TX

              A friend of mine is looking into buying a Victorian house in a small northern Ohio town but he too complains about the local agents and their apparent lackadaisical attitudes. The indicated listing agent for this property is Gena Martin, Realtor, (765) 210-5582; if she cannot be of help, the Zillow listing also shows several other local agents. Ultimately, you’ll probably need to visit the property in person and if you have an agent with you, most of the time they will allow you to freely explore the property and take photos. Better still if you can have a property inspector with you at the same time who can inspect and write down items on a condition report. A little surface mold in spots is not unexpected in a place that has been vacant for a year or longer. I agree with Kelly in that agents have to be careful about the information they provide because if they make a mistake they can be held liable for misrepresentation. I would expect it to be messy inside but it could be much worse or hopefully, better than expected. Frankfort is a picturesque smaller town of about 16,500 residents sited about midway between Lafayette to the northwest and Indianapolis to the southeast. It is surrounded by farmland with corn being an important local crop. I suspect this was previously a family farm in the 1800’s but is now down to a single acre. 1877 looks about right for this Italianate style farmhouse. Good luck if you decide to look into this property. Please let us know what you find as you cannot tell much about a house from the outside.

              • Karen I says: 174 comments

                Yes. Thank you for the info and advise. I’ve actually calculated costs for worst case scenario on that house! Not sure I can get hubby to go north of Indianapolis. We are going to drive by and Italianate in the middle of nowhere southern Indiana, that I have admired all my life. I’ll see what I can find out on that one and maybe post something about it here. Thanks again.

  32. KevinONeillKevinONeill says: 155 comments
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    1884 Victorian Cottage
    St Paul, MN

    Fantastic Victorian farm on 27 acres in Ohio. I dream about this type of property.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1042-State-Route-121-S-New-Madison-OH-45346/2088857756_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  33. CoraCora says: 2061 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1910. A FANTASTIC Victorian in Wichita. Wonderful original bathroom fixtures, mantels, and woodwork. The kitchen stove is unlike any I’ve seen and I’m smitten! Anyone know where I can get one??

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77339708_zpid/

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  34. CoraCora says: 2061 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1911. Other than pulling up carpet and removing some paneling, the details in this one were largely left alone. So many nice built-in cabinets. Big sleeping porch. This wasn’t a fancy home in it’s time, but a comfortable family home.

    Las Animas, CO: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/115550289_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Agreed-this house is remarkable intact and 1911 fits it like a glove as it has all of the popular details expected in a house at the end of the first 20th century decade. Arts & Crafts flavored abound and unlike the misdated Wichita house, this one has the expected horizontal emphasis that was popular at the time. With some TLC this house could really shine. I appreciate you sharing.

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  35. CoraCora says: 2061 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1953, MCM. Very plaintive, at least from the photos. This was Paul Rand’s home. Beautiful setting.

    Weston, CT:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/57410430_zpid/

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  36. sara says: 14 comments

    Our little 1904 house in Portland was on the market earlier this summer. Our buyer’s financing fell through on the last possible day (the house was empty and we were about to drop the keys through the mail slot). So, our little place is back on the market! New roof coming later this week and a 1 year home warranty. Solid little house. If you know anyone looking to move to Portland. The neighborhood is up-and-coming with several parks within walking distance and a great food scene nearby. Great neighbors and a dialed-in chicken coop.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8120-SE-Tolman-St-Portland-OR-97206/53912570_zpid/?fullpage=true&view=public

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    • Karen I says: 174 comments

      So sorry to hear it fell through. Such a nice, bright place. Good luck!

    • natira121natira121 says: 678 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      That is an adorable house with tons of curb appeal! With the way the market is around here, I’m surprised you don’t have a waiting list to buy it!

      I love the chciken coop in the back…. there’s something so calming about sitting and watching chickens.

    • Zann says: 543 comments

      Sara, your home is ADORABLE! I second natira121. I’m surprised it hasn’t been snatched up. That is the kind of house I expect to sell immediately.

      Maybe it’s just waiting for the right moment and for the person who is meant to have it to walk in the door.

      • Sara says: 14 comments

        Thank you, Zann. We’ve loved it. It was our first house when we were young newlyweds. The Portland market is cooling down significantly and we unfortunately lost some good summer selling time with the buyers that didn’t work out. If you know anyone moving to Portland…?

  37. SueSue says: 536 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Since I was 18 I have loved this house. This Federal Colonial designed by architect Nicolas Codd was built in 1803 and is called “The Kavanagh Mansion”. I have passed it so many times on the way back from Damriscotta, more than I can count. It never has had kids playing on the lawn or a Christmas wreath on the door. It has always been the same color and always the shutters shut on the widows walk. I have wished many a time I could own it. Well, now it is for sale. Out of my price range but a girl can continue to dream. Enjoy.

    https://coastalmaineproperty.com/maine-homes-for-sale/35-Pond-Road-Newcastle-ME-04553-1356547/

    For a bit more money you can buy the house next door with it.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35-37-Pond-Rd-Newcastle-ME-04553/2088988014_zpid/

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  38. CoraCora says: 2061 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1880. I know I’ve said this before…I don’t normally share gut jobs; but this one isn’t entirely gutted. Has some features left; I’m just not sure if there is ENOUGH left.

    Peekskill, NY:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32970773_zpid/

  39. audmkampaudmkamp says: 2 comments
    IN

    Beautiful fireplaces, stained glass, and woodwork inside!

    Owner states the home is the Weaver House and was built in 1898, brought in on the railway as a kit house and was the first home in Dunkirk with indoor plumbing.
    Each of the downstairs living spaces has different wood types and original hardwood floors throughout.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Jay-County-IN/house_type/75_rid/40.65668,-84.564858,40.221354,-85.457497_rect/X1-SS1fkadn5w1p1cb_2t4xn_sse/85417994_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-savedsearchdailyemail-forsaleaddress&rtoken=77da4e62-c721-4a79-aca2-d55b1d73e89f~X1-ZUyvurbm4k82yx_7dhgy&3col=true

  40. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11922 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Some great shares, thanks everybody! Feel free to continue through the week. 🙂

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  41. A Davis says: 38 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5344521_zpid/
    Joliet, IL
    $300k
    Mid century modern that needs a little work. Love the stairs to the living room.

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  42. Zann says: 543 comments

    1905 Greek Revival (?) (I am not good with remembering which style is which) in Mobile, AL. $799,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/160-Rapier-Ave_Mobile_AL_36604_M85548-04339#photo0

    Unpainted wood downstairs, historic elements still intact, stained glass, gorgeous all the way around.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11922 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Classical Revival…or Greek Revival Revival, lol.

      Greek Revival died in the 1860’s but was rekindled as Classical Revival’s in the 1890’s. 1905 would make this a Classical Revival (or also called Neoclassical.)

      • Zann says: 543 comments

        I like Greek Revival Revival, even if Neoclassical is more accurate. We’ll stick with that.

        And thank you!

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          Zann, a fellow Victorian architectural enthusiast friend in Cleveland calls houses like the Mobile, AL house “Greek Revival-Revivals”. That said, only the exterior resembles the Antebellum examples. Inside, they are different in many ways from mid-19th century examples. In the Mobile house, I was puzzled by the odd “Colonial” lantern design on the newel post; then, a plausible explanation came to mind. After the Spanish-American War, a wave of patriotism swept the nation along with nostalgia for the simple times around the Revolutionary War (former preacher Wallace Nutting made a fair amount of money selling “Colonial times” hand-tinted nostalgia prints as well as later on, some Colonial reproduction furniture based on 18th century antecedents. Perhaps the antique style lantern newel post lamp recalled Paul Revere’s heroic ride to warn about the pending arrival of British troops. Just a guess on my part, nothing I can substantiate.

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          • Zann says: 543 comments

            John, thank you for the information.

            Now, regarding the newel post – I was thinking it is a relatively new addition. The current owners look to be collectors with flair, and that lantern has a battery operated candle fitted in it. I am guessing they bought the lantern and did some fancy work to make it look like a newel post. But without being there in person to thump it and see what material the lantern is made from, I can’t say for sure. 😀

            • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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              1889 Eastlake Cottage
              Fort Worth, TX

              You could be right because I saw a very similar example at Walmart. It certainly doesn’t fit into the expected lighting category from the early 1900’s.

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  43. Zann says: 543 comments

    I can’t remember if I shared this one before, or if I just sent it to Kelly and she and I discussed the house. I searched the site and see it wasn’t posted. Just in case (because it is worth seeing twice in case I did share it before)….

    1846 Antebellum/Greek Revival, Mobile, AL, $3,200,00.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/55-Mcgregor-Ave-S-Mobile-AL-36608/50992525_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Ballroom, chandeliers, marble, evrything you could ask for in a nearly 200 year old mansion.

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  44. Zann says: 543 comments

    1910, still in Mobile, AL. $380,000 I have no idea, so I won’t say what type of house it is. We call it Creole Cottage, but that is colloquial.

    90+ photos. Knowing the area that this house is in, I would say whoever did the renovations did a wonderful job of keeping the historical elements. Bonus: photo bombing dog.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/311-N-Joachim-St-Mobile-AL-36603/51009535_zpid/?fullpage=true

    I love this one. It’s out of my current budget, or I would be sorely tempted to move back into the city.

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  45. Michelle S. says: 2 comments

    1904 Italiante – Pittsburgh, PA $2,500,000.
    The preserved beauty of the unpainted oak woodwork and built ins is spectacular, although it appears as though many of the six baths have been modernized.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5605-Aylesboro-Ave-Pittsburgh-PA-15217/11631084_zpid/

  46. KevinONeillKevinONeill says: 155 comments
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    1884 Victorian Cottage
    St Paul, MN

    In this day and age its hard to believe this is still happening. The iconic Pillsbury Mansion on Lake Minnetonka razed. The lot has been split for future development.
    http://www.priceypads.com/lake-minnetonkas-historic-c-1918-pillsbury-mansion-torn-down-photos/#

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11922 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Did they at least salvage everything awesome?

      • KevinONeillKevinONeill says: 155 comments
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        1884 Victorian Cottage
        St Paul, MN

        I’m afraid to dig to deep into this as its bad for my blood pressure. Having said that there are few salvage companies in the Twin Cities that seem to have their hand in a lot of this. Two smaller mansions were recently razed by a developer here to make student housing and everything in those two houses was salvaged.
        I remember the Pillsbury listing from a few years ago when it was 27 million.
        The property taxes were 120k per year.
        The Lake Minnetonka area even 40 years ago was magnificent in its architecture and setting. The area has been plagued by tear downs and Mcmansions
        Google “Excelsior Amusement Park” and you’ll see what I mean.

    • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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      Carpentersville, IL

      This literally made me nauseous and furious all at the same time! But mostly it just made me reallyReallyREALLY sad!?

      • KarenI says: 174 comments

        Same here. I was actually nauseous. I couldn’t even look at more than the first couple of photos.

        • CandyCandy says: 148 comments
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          Carpentersville, IL

          Karenl, It would’ve gotten worse had you continue to scroll down because it showed the home when it was being lived in… So gorgeous with so many interesting details! Just literally a crime for this to have happened! My heart aches ?? It was very Serene and breathtakingly beautiful!

      • CindyCindy says: 269 comments
        1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
        Brunswick, MO

        I agree Candy, when I hear about these beautiful houses being razed, I find it hard to sleep sometimes.

    • Lois says: 1 comments

      There are just no words that can describe what I am feeling. Painful to see.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Fantastic house with the “Wow” factor everywhere you look. It appears that some or all of the stained glass is of more recent vintage but done with such attention to detail that they very closely look like period originals. The peacock window is exquisite. Perhaps the mansion is overdecorated for some tastes, but for those who believe the essence of Victorian style requires embracing the ethic that more IS more, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. My only mild criticism is that the beautiful outdoor pool seems a bit too close to the vintage house but otherwise, its really over the top. As far as pricing, in the stratospheric California market, it is probably a bargain considering everything offered. Thanks for sharing.

  47. joyjoy says: 68 comments

    Circa 1900-1915 Craftsman in Greenwood, Indiana. Free to anyone with the means to move it! Will be demolished after a 30 day period to find someone to save it!

    “Restore Old Town Greenwood has been given approval by the Mayor’s office to see if anyone is interested in this house on Main street. You must be able to cover the costs to move the house off its current lot. I have found a company in Indianapolis and have been given a rough estimate of $25,000 to relocate it.

    Serious parties interested in a free house (you would be responsible for all building moving costs) to put on your own lot, contact Chris Jones at the Greenwood Stormwater Department within the next 30 days or the home will be demolished. If you would like Chris’s contact or the moving company, send us a direct message. Please help us spread the word! Thanks!”

    I can’t seem to share the post but information and photos can be found here:
    https://www.facebook.com/RestoreGreenwood

    • Karen I says: 174 comments

      Do you know the address? We will be in Indiana in October and, as a matter of fact, we are staying in Greenwood (also where I grew up). Maybe we will drive by and check it out. Thank you for sharing Indiana!

      • joyjoy says: 68 comments

        271 East Main Street.

        It is right by the creek and the railroad tracks in Old Town Greenwood. Despite the fact that most of the homes in the area have been there for more than 100 years with minimal flooding, this area is now considered flood plain and many of the houses and buildings in the area are being demolished. The 100+ year old church across the street has already been demolished.

        I grew up in a 1913 Craftsman in Greenwood so this reminds me of my childhood home.

        Restore Old Town Greenwood is really trying to get the word out on this house. They have already contacted Indiana Landmarks but they only have 30 days to find someone who can and will move it.

        https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/271-E-Main-St_Greenwood_IN_46143_M38460-45122

        • Karen I says: 174 comments

          Thank you for the info. I think I know where it is. My uncle had a grocery store just east of there. I grew up west of 135 on Smith Valley Rd, but it was a Greenwood address. I graduated from Center Grove High School. Hopefully, we’ll check out the house in October. Thanks again.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I wince every time I see this poor thing. It’s been marketed for years (as well as being posted and reposted over that time span) but two things work against it: location, and the amount of work it would require to bring it fully back to its original appearance. I’m hoping there’s a buyer who can overcome those two obstacles and save this very worthy house.

      • CZenos says: 61 comments

        As hard as it may be to accept, the only hope for houses like this, is as an “organ donor” for another home. Just like a rusted out antique car, the only option is to salvage what you can, and let the rest go. At least the craftsmanship will live on.

        Sad, but a fact of life …

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          Perhaps that is the only fate for this one. However, if someone had an available lot in a nicer neighborhood and just wanted the challenge of saving this faded house, it could be moved and then become someone’s “labor of love” project. However, the remaining unrestored historic homes of Evansville number in the dozens or more so for the money someone might find a more suitable candidate. Otherwise, I have to agree with your dismal assessment.

  48. says: 7 comments

    I came across this Queen Ann with a major Craftsman style remodel. It’s a rather odd effect, but still interesting.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/103-W-Daniel-St_Albany_MO_64402_M82689-88499?view=qv

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Wish I could have seen it before it was Craftsman-ized. The exterior suggest it was originally quite ornate inside but Craftsman/Bungalows were a reaction against Victorian excesses thus simplicity and a lack of ornament ruled.

  49. Jessica says: 4 comments

    Just drooling over this… “Colonial farmhouse sits on 78 plus acres in Hopewell, NJ. Built in 1690 by Cornelius Anderson, this 3200 sqft home was turned over to Andrew Mershon around 1730. It was about that time that the home began operating as an Inn and Tavern. The current owner has dedicated his time to preserving the integrity of the entire property, keeping its unique originality in tip -top condition. The home contains many features that are as they were in the 1700’s.”
    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/1258-Bear-Tavern-Rd-Titusville-NJ-08560/44701865/detail?src=list

  50. RonnieH says: 83 comments

    5,000+ sq feet, Del Rio, Texas, built 1881 according to Zillow. $334,000

    I wish there were more pictures. There’s got to be a stairwell in there somewhere…

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/TX/pmf,pf_pt/90572369_zpid/54_rid/1700-1930_built/39.061849,-88.264161,22.897683,-111.884766_rect/5_zm/12_p/?

  51. JimHJimH says: 5156 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Don’t ever give your magnificent old home to the church or the government, because they’ll eventually tire of maintaining it and find an excuse to tear it down.

    The 1886 Casper M. Sanger House, Waukesha WI – demolished.
    https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/83004357
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/Waukesha-Preservation-Alliance-158046880965544/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1367660740004146

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 933 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Oh boy, can’t ban myself so I’ll just say what the freak. This makes me way sad. I assume they are allowing salvage? This is just infuriating.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5452 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Jim, I’m almost apoplectic over this one! That said, it is but one of many, many, architectural masterpieces destroyed after it entered into the custody of a religious organization. A similar mansion was demolished a couple of years ago in Covington, KY after being ordered razed by its owner, the local Catholic Diocese. An agreement had been worked out to raze the 1880’s mansion so that a new Walgreen’s drug store could be built on its site. Nevermind that another existing outlet was less than a mile away. Another, a unique confection from the 1870’s where I live, was donated by the owner to a nationally known TV evangelical association who promptly demolished it and sold the land so a gas station convenience store combo could be put on the site. Typically, by the time demolition plans are announced, the religious organization is resolute on demolition and I know of a case or two where higher offers from preservation groups than that offered by developers still failed to change the organization’s mind. It makes me wonder what kind of mindset derives joy from destroying major architectural works but then I recall viewing all the news footage showing great ancient temples and works of art in the Middle East being gleefully smashed to bits by religious fanatics in that region. I want to hasten to add that many good people of faith support historic preservation but some obviously don’t. As for the Sanger House, some of its millwork is among the finest Victorian era examples I’ve yet seen. I think those pocket door recessed pulls were of silver. That one mantel with the Aesthetic Movement Japanese themed tiles is also quite outstanding.

        At first I felt a sense of sadness but that has now turned to anger then sadness again that some people are so hell bent on senseless destruction. It kind of makes me lose my faith in humanity although even the founder of the Christian faith was put to death for his beliefs. I can say no more except that the profound stupidity of this incident boggles my mind. I appreciate you sharing the sad news.

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  52. Jessica says: 71 comments

    My first time posting in the link share, but commented a bit in the past.

    I’d love any history or design info on this house. 🙂

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8905-N-Military-Ave-OKLAHOMA-CITY-OK-73114/21948444_zpid/

    • JimHJimH says: 5156 comments
      OHD Supporter

      A fairly typical center hall American Foursquare house with modest Colonial Revival details and some Prairie School/Craftsman influence. What’s unusual is that the area was all wheat fields in 1905, part of Britton Township, near the tiny business district of Britton at the time. This was 40+ years before the area was developed and became part of OKC. The 1907 map says the 160 acre farm there was owned by a H.C. Litton, about whom I could find nothing.
      http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/169478/Page+021+++Britton+Township/

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  53. CoraCora says: 2061 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1859. Who wouldn’t want a pretty farmhouse with 5 pastoral acres? The enclosed porch that runs across the front…how relaxing it would be to open the windows and sit out there at night.

    Franklin, NC:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/211417809_zpid/

  54. Charlotte says: 1 comments

    Charming 36 acre horse farm in the Green Springs area of Louisa Cty. The home place dates to 1890 but has been completely renovated and expanded for comfort.

    https://charlottesvillevarealestate.com/listing/26190-7303-POINDEXTER-RD-LOUISA-Virginia-23093/

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