August 31, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Anyone that regularly comments on OHD, are you interested in helping out with the Facebook Group and Page? I need a pair of eyes, make sure no spammers or rudeness going on. Requirements: that you’ve regularly commented here, helps weed out the wackos and a Facebook account so I can mod you. Pay: my utmost thankfulness. Email me if interested. kelly@oldhousedreams.com

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  2. Jennifer A says: 11 comments

    1892 George Barber designed Victorian in Houston Heights on HUGE lot for $2.28 million. One of 2 original Heights development homes remaining!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1802-Harvard-St_Houston_TX_77008_M70764-16218?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

    Article in the Houston Chronicle about the home.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Historic-Heights-Victorian-seeks-new-owner-13186491.php

    Video prepared by realtor about the Home.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1802-Harvard-St_Houston_TX_77008_M70764-16218

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    • Matt D says: 117 comments

      I’ve been in this house during the Heights Home tour some years ago. It is as beautiful as the pictures and the video show. Such a great home!

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

        Houston is fortunate as a mega-city to still have a couple of Geo. Barber designed homes. Had Houston chosen density instead of boundless sprawl I doubt hardly any homes would still remain there from the 19th century. The house inside seems a bit “chaste” for the often ornate Barber designed homes, but the miracle of its survival more than makes up for it. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer.

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  3. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Early American Beauties:

    Port Gibson, MS, $137,800–Ulysses S Grant reportedly deemed Port Gibson ‘too pretty to burn’ and spared it during the Civil War. He might have been looking right at this 1825 house when he made that famous quote:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/701-Church-St_Port-Gibson_MS_39150_M82159-85967?view=qv

    Thomaston, CT $102,000–Seth Thomas ran his 19th-century clockmaking empire from this picturesque town in the Naugatuck River Valley. Many of its early homes, like this 1830s Greek Revival, were built for skilled clockmakers or company executives:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/connecticut/litchfield/thomaston/11621692/2729-union-st.html

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

    All Ohio this week ?

    1886 Stick Victorian Findlay, Ohio $439,000 – it has a few updates but some absolutely wonderful original features. I can never resist a pink one.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/844-S-Main-St_Findlay_OH_45840_M43477-33515#photo44

    1930 Stone Cottage Chillicothe, Ohio $250,000 – beautiful wood!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/118-Dun-Rd_Chillicothe_OH_45601_M40674-96501#photo32

    1885 Brick Victorian Elyria, Ohio $259,000 – sooo many light fixtures!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/651-Broad-St_Elyria_OH_44035_M38588-98601#photo22

    1898 Brick Johnstown, Ohio $409,000 – stained glass, awesome woodwork!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/190-N-Main-St_Johnstown_OH_43031_M42118-39420#photo42

    1915 Victorian Mansfield, Ohio $39,900 – so much potential for this price and original kitchen cabinets.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/397-W-4th-St_Mansfield_OH_44903_M37730-74034#photo11

    1830 Italianate Put-in-Bay, Ohio $750,000. – no interior pics, but the outside and the lake views are fabulous. Also, thereโ€™s quite an impressive tower ?

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/148-State-Rd-Unit-357_Port-Clinton_OH_43452_M46506-07768#photo6

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    • Eric says: 395 comments

      I always enjoy looking at the homes you post. You’ve got me wanting to spend a week or two in Ohio just looking at the great houses.
      Thanks!

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    • Wendy says: 13 comments

      Can’t wait for our Ohio home shopping trip in September

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    • julia2julia2 says: 13 comments

      Is the stone cottage a Zook?

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Saying that name is one QUICK way to get my attention! ๐Ÿ™‚ You have most astutely called that one correctly IMO: and thank you for drawing my attention to it! I have seen his houses in quite far flung locations all over the Midwest and beyond; including Terre Haute, IN – of all places. The agent has unwittingly ignored two things which would visually confirm the fact; the window in the front door; and perhaps the plaque on the garage. Here’s what the latter might look like:
        https://i.pinimg.com/736x/12/4a/c9/124ac9d6fce8f9358f505ad3d0d15a37–plaque-iron.jpg
        ; and here is said window as Close as I can get it;
        https://flic.kr/p/2aGNwuF

        Well spotted Julia! ๐Ÿ™‚ His houes are always of the best quality, even if not always the VERY best. I would say that this one is of the VERY best quality. It is not as exuberant and stylish as some, but LOOK at the thickness of those walls!. I think some of his clients just preferred fewer spider webs etc. than more – WHY I have no idea at all. The interior finish wood quality is superb in this house.
        Well spotted in deed Julia. Thanks’ again.

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    • jillieD says: 92 comments

      On the Victorian in Mansfield…nothing says home like the cabinet mounted can opener and pencil sharpener in the kitchen

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  5. natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Hey guys, I have a plumbing question.

    I have an old steel/porcelain kitchen sink… the double sink/double drainboard kind, and I badly need a new faucet. However, I am having a very hard time finding faucets with a 6 1/4 spread. Nearly all are 8 inch.

    I’m debating going to a wall mount and covering the holes, but I’d really rather not do that. Any suggestions?

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Feel free to email me a pic if you’d like to share a pic of the sink. kelly@oldhousedreams.com

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        natira121’s sink:

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        • Gypsy says: 206 comments

          Love the sink! Have you tried a restoration/reclaimed business? Maybe a Habitat for Humanity resale store where they take down old homes and resell the contents?

          Another idea I have used before is check with your fire department to see if they are training by burning an old house in your area. They may let you remove any parts you need. You would need a city permit to do so, since the home would be titled to the city in order for the fire department to burn it.

          There’s also a couple of national companies. I think one is called Van Dykes and the other one is Restore something. I have ordered parts for Hoosier cabinets before, so surely they can help or at least steer you in the right direction.

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

          That’s a good Chicago faucet……pretty easily rebuilt. They’re expensive brand new.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5115 comments
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      The faucet you have is nice and maybe can be sent out for repair. Try this guy in Portland:
      http://www.plumbing-geek.com

      I could pull it out and put it back in for you, but I’m not in your neck of the woods.

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    • CZenos says: 61 comments

      Hi natira121,

      Do you “badly need” a new faucet for cosmetic/style reasons or functional reasons?

      Most older faucets are better than newer ones and new stems can be installed pretty inexpensively, and much easier (and quicker) than crawling under the sink to install a new one.

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      • natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        The current faucet isn’t old. It’s a cheapie put on by the people I bought the sink from. One side leaks a bit, so I figured I’d replace it with one that can have a side sprayer (there’s a hole for one in the sink) However, the cheapie faucet isn’t made for a side sprayer… there’s no where to put the diverter, hence wanting to replace the whole faucet.

        Little did I know I am once again seeking the impossible. It’s an ongoing theme in my life!

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        • CZenos says: 61 comments

          Gotcha. FWIW, outside of expensive designer faucets, I’m partial to Delta double handle faucets just for their ease and low cost of maintenance. O-rings & seals available even at the smallest hardware store. I’ll second the Habitat Restore option if handy.

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    • ChrisICU says: 662 comments

      Kellys suggestions are always great, and you can also try http://www.retrorenovation.com

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

      So what did you decide to do with your bathroom renovation?

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      • natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        LJ,

        I just got started with demo, which involves both the bathroom and the pantry which were both done in the early 60’s when the back porch was enclosed to create both rooms.

        I’m gutting everything, and re-framing both rooms. All electric and plumbing will be re-done properly. The pantry will be pretty much the same as it was: shelves on three walls, freezer and hot water heater and a window. I haven’t decided on colors yet.

        My demo has turned up a treasure trove of gorgeous 1×12 planking, which I will be using for the walls as much as possible. In the bathroom there will be tile around the clawfoot tub, plank walls, open ceiling (true 2×4 and 1×12 planks) and a painted concrete floor. The overall look will be vintage farmhouse with a bit of whimsy, avoiding “industrial” and “shabby chic”

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Having had similar issues, I’ve been referred to two antique/period plumbing gurus: Don Hooper at dgh50@att.net, or http://www.deabath.com. Also, I’d suggest searching salvage sites in your area… Good luck.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Jim,

      Thanks for trying! But the 6-1/4 refers to the spout length, not the center to center measurment of the handles.

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

        Hi Natira,
        You might want to check with Marcus Curtis at https://Victoriandepot.com (Ph. 909-801-4713) He seems to have a lot of vintage exotic plumbing items. I found some of his items online and asked him a couple of questions. He replied almost immediately and was very helpfui. If he doesn’t have it, he may know someone who does. Please let me know if he is of help since I have yet to do business with him personally. Good Luck!

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  6. John says: 783 comments

    Hi Kelly,
    I just wanted to let you know cheap old houses has pictures of the Port Byron, IL house.

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

    Hello, everyone – Happy Labor Day weekend!
    1900 Worcester, MA 350,000 – with a pink & green bath that looks like it might have been done a few decades later
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25-Kenwood-Ave-Worcester-MA-01605/56744479_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1800 colonial Rutland, MA $359,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/390-Main-St-Rutland-MA-01543/173941985_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1785 Sterling, MA $200,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Princeton-Rd-Sterling-MA-01564/57648589_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1900 Lancaster, MA $649,000 if this was for the servants imagine what the main house looked like!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/423-Langen-Rd-Lancaster-MA-01523/57605594_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  8. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    West Haven, CT–For the tycoon on a tight budget, a 1943 Gatsbyesque estate replete with an Olympic-sized pool and poolhouse, priced at $279,900. This place looks like it was built for some industrial-age Croesus straight out of an Ayn Rand novel who demanded and got the finest materials money could buy to construct his dream house:

    https://www.rehabhousesinct.com/details.php?mls=170091025

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  9. Jake says: 2 comments

    Natchez, MS. $482,000 for the entire business. This is an opportunity to own a beautiful old house that generates substantial income.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/309-N-Pearl-St-Natchez-MS-39120/77922542_zpid/

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  10. BethsterBethster says: 891 comments
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    1927 Spanish Revival
    Richmond, VA

    I’m sorry if these homes have been posted. I’ve been kind of busy lately and haven’t had time to browse the link exchanges. These are two Tudors in Toledo. (I came across them when looking at a nearby listing.) I would happily live in either one of them!

    This one’s $190K and was built in 1930. It’s got lots of arches and other details, plus a great green-tiled bathroom with an unusual radiator cover.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2504-Drummond-Rd_Toledo_OH_43606_M33028-42100

    This ones $219K and was built in 1929. It has large rooms and nice casement windows, and the bathrooms have wonderful old tile. One is pink with a turquoise tub (and other stuff that doesn’t match, which I’d replace); I’m not sure about the colors in the other two baths. Maybe lavender or grayish beige?

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3053-Kenwood-Blvd_Toledo_OH_43606_M37263-58165

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    • JimHJimH says: 5115 comments
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      I like the first house better – the bathrooms of both are really nice. When looking at these 1920’s and 30’s bathrooms, I question whether my monitor is showing me true colors!

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      • BethsterBethster says: 891 comments
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        1927 Spanish Revival
        Richmond, VA

        Yes, JimH, I prefer the first one, but I do like the front doors and the pink tile in the second, and I was having fun imagining redoing that bathroom (e.g., if the turquoise tub seems to be original, finding matching toilet and sink). But I love the curved arches in the first one and that green and black bathroom. (I’d enjoy getting rid of the sink + vanity in that one!). I also like the stone detailing on the front facades of both.

        About monitors, maybe I love the pink bathroom so much because I have no question what color it is! I do wonder whether turquoise is the right word for the tub; maybe it’s more of a Ming green? I’ve examined the other two baths in that house and the best I can come up with is that the tile in the first is gray and the tile in the second is a bit more brownish. But who knows? I just hope the new owners of these houses don’t tear out all that lovely old handmade tile!

  11. Gypsy says: 206 comments

    My first time participating in the Link exchange!!

    I love this house in Dover Foxcroft, ME. $229,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Dover.dash.Foxcroft-ME/95249699_zpid/395837_rid/dover-foxcroft-_att/45.284307,-69.023839,45.079824,-69.385701_rect/11_zm/

    This one in Bangor has a great staircase but is so sterile inside.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Bangor-ME/118136510_zpid/3528_rid/44.932481,-68.608075,44.726735,-68.969937_rect/11_zm/2_p/

    This one in Bangor also has a great staircase and some nice windows, but a lot of modernization that could stand to be undone, imo. $222,500, but has been on the market for about a year.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Bangor-ME/91872568_zpid/3528_rid/44.932481,-68.608075,44.726735,-68.969937_rect/11_zm/10_p/

    This one sadly, has been condemned and is salvage only. $7,500 in Bangor.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Bangor-ME/85004202_zpid/3528_rid/44.932481,-68.608075,44.726735,-68.969937_rect/11_zm/10_p/

    And this one in Bangor—–3 houses down from Stephen King. $650,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Bangor-ME/85001364_zpid/3528_rid/44.932481,-68.608075,44.726735,-68.969937_rect/11_zm/11_p/

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 827 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Nice debut! That staircase in the last house rocks!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      84 Cedar Bangor probably has underlying ground instability issues.

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

        I truly feel for that house as the owners have dropped the price a number of times to where now the salvage values is probably equal to the low asking price. But the house, except for its foundation, has promise. The fix would be to come in and place structural beams as well as timber cribbing and lift the house off the foundation to stand in a level position. A new foundation can then be built to suit the terrain. Heavily reinforced concrete with a brick or stone facing on the outside would completely change the outlook for this Victorian era home facing oblivion.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          All of that true John; I quite agree. I remember this house being shared with the “can it be saved” question from OP, and remarking similarly to what you said, with the caveat that the nature of the ground the place sits on would have to be ascertained first. I guess since it’s now down to a scrap ask I just assumed that unstable ground for whateer reason had proen to be the case.

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

            If it were a house I had a serious interest in saving, and, I didn’t mind living in Maine, (winters…Brrrrrr!) I’d talk to someone locally who knows the situation with the foundation well. If ground water is a serious issue then a heavily reinforced concrete “shell” basement under the house could act as a swimming pool in reverse-i.e. built to keep the water outside the walls rather than in. Another possibility would be to sink piers deep into the ground under the house (requiring moving it temporarily) then raise the house above ground level and set it back down on these deeply anchored piers. A structural engineer familiar with local soil conditions could probably devise the most economical path to put the house back on a solid footing.

            However, I suspect the housing demand for old houses in Bangor and Maine generally is fairly low, thus many worthy candidates that might be saved in some other places will there succumb to neglect and eventual demolition or collapse. That phenomenon is also endemic to smaller rural towns nationwide in many regions. Since the mortgage crisis in 2007/2008, business has been very good in the salvage business due to increased demolitions.

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  12. Jessica says: 72 comments

    I think I was the very last comment on last weeks exchange with this house so Iโ€™m reposting. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    I *love* old homes, but am lacking in knowledge. Can any experts dig up some details about this home or style of home?

    • John says: 77 comments

      Looks like your four square embellished with two bays, but otherwise a four square in appearance to me

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    • JimHJimH says: 5115 comments
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      Check my comment on your previous post. The area was all farmland when built, so it’s a bit of a mystery.

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      • Jessica says: 72 comments

        Thank you so much! It is in a very strange location! Most historic homes here are downtown, and this one was way up north. Itโ€™s surrounded by a mainly industrial area now. Iโ€™m going to see what, if anything, I can find on H.C.

  13. RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I keep hearing good things about New Hampshire, so out of curiosity I’ve been pouring through the listings for the past week or so when I get a minute here and there. The following are my top picks of the interesting properties I’ve yet seen. Please say so if you have any interesting thoughts about New Hampshire. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1865 Gothic * $200K
    Stunning Goth Italianate is LOADED with great character!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20-High-St-Lancaster-NH-03584/92841927_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1888 Classic Shingled rambler * $1M
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26-Thistle-Dr-Dublin-NH-03444/99274117_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1808 Cape * $200K
    This great little cape is worth seeing again and again.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/580-Sheepboro-Rd-Farmington-NH-03835/92906388_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1863 farmhouse and barns * $200K
    Fixer farmette has RAD potential and comes with Hoyt Clagwell collection!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/46-Dover-Rd-Chichester-NH-03258/86776733_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1900 Free Classic * $170K!!!
    I defy you to find a better deal on a more beautiful home ANYWHERE.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/177-Victory-Dr-Franklin-NH-03235/92871375_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1885 lake house * $500K and worth every penny!
    Woodsy Woody on water HEAVEN!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Burkehaven-Ter-Sunapee-NH-03782/92914126_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1939 woodsy woody lodge * $700K
    Shockingly fabulous, inter-war, lodge home is as good as it gets of that sort.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/286-Blueberry-Ridge-Rd-Newport-NH-03773/86870086_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1884 High Victorian blend * $350K
    Well above average, highly decorative Vicky.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32-Park-St-Wilton-NH-03086/110513167_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Have a great weekend everybody! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Beanbag says: 56 comments

      The one in Wilton, NH is lovely! Not a fan of some of the paint choices, but its still nice.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I am in danger of burning my dinner, but HOLY MOLEY, what a treasure trove of awesomeness!!!!!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1708 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Rosewater, you have definitely had a grand time in NH!
      1865 High Goth, love those steep peaks, it almost has a Post-mod spirit–too over the top and fun.
      1888 Shingle Rambler, I love that kitchen, beautiful all around.
      1808 Cape off-grid and potential solar to reinstate! Our family cabin, for winter skiing trips, we used the two seater that, to this day, is set off just out in the woods.
      1885 Lake House—-with mahogany cockpit boat, living the good life.
      1939 Camp on 308 acres. Sublime classic. Call in the airedale and fix a martini, sit by the fire as the light fades, cheers!
      Each entry, beautiful.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5115 comments
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      Nice collection! The Shingle cottage in Dublin is by Henry Vaughn, who designed few houses between his great Gothic churches.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1708 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/08/30/1865-lancaster-nh/
      Here is the Gothic just about a year ago.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        I swear to God – sneeze and you’ll miss something great around here anymore. I must have sneezed for that one because I never forget a remarkable house, and that Gothic house certainly applies. Hope it’s the same agent so Kelly can add some of the great new pix to that batch of great old ones: otherwise HUSH and don’t tell her because they’ll all have to go . ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks’ Kimberly

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          I’m confused about the Lancaster, NH home, it’s not showing for sale for me, is it? I got a sold notice not so long ago for it.

          The cool woody lodge was on the site once, deleted during that episode which I regret immensely (need a new name for it, The Purge sounds gross and murderous at the same time.) It was painful to delete, lot of houses were but that one was memorable for it’s awesomeness. Reminds me of all those houses I deleted during OHD version 1. ๐Ÿ™

          • BethsterBethster says: 891 comments
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            1927 Spanish Revival
            Richmond, VA

            Kelly, did you, at that time, simply clear out a lot of old posts that were no longer active? Or were the deleted ones problematic in some way?

            I’m always sorry to see posts deleted. I’m curious: While I’ve seen you close down the comments on a post (and I totally understand why you’d do it), other times you’ve deleted the whole post. Is there anything we do that makes that a better option? If so, I will stop doing it!

            • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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              1901 Folk Victorian
              Chestatee, GA

              Just a thing that happened last year, nothing y’all did but 98.3% paranoia on my part. I do delete the “meh” homes from the site when they sell.

              When I was accepting houses from owners/agents, some requested comments be closed. Other reasons I may decide to close comments is if I feel like they are heading in a direction that is more nitpicky about the decor/paint choices than anything else. I do not wish for an owner to have to read a bunch of comments that aren’t exactly positive about their home. BTW, having to delete certain comments gives me the worst anxiety ever, sometimes it’s easier to just stop it from happening than have it happen and deal with it. I am the most wishy washy person alive so there’s no rhyme or reason to my decisions, sometimes it’s an anxiety based one. ๐Ÿ˜€

              • BethsterBethster says: 891 comments
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                1927 Spanish Revival
                Richmond, VA

                Ha! I totally understand. I imagine turning off comments on a post, deleting all of them, is easier than choosing to delete specific comments. On the other hand, it would be a shame if one jerk said something really nasty and that made all the comments disappear!

                Did I miss something? Are you no longer accepting houses from owners/agents?

                • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 914 comments
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                  1901 Folk Victorian
                  Chestatee, GA

                  Nope, I am not although I tell them to share here but no guarantee it’ll be posted. Just received too many high dollar houses and a lot of meh houses in addition to other reasons that was not worth keeping on with it.

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            I did kinda feel bad that I started that whole “purge” thing after I found out that there was a fairly popular, sicko, psychopath film by the same name. My millennial BF tried to get me to watch that schlock and I just laughed at him. I suggested instead “From Beyond” after Lovecraft and he just rolled his eyes at me. Heheheh. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            It’s showing off market now. I’d go ahead and add some of those great pix anyway. It will come back if it didn’t sell.

            • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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              1901 Folk Victorian
              Chestatee, GA

              I’m all for ’80’s horror, horror happens to be something I love more than old houses. ๐Ÿ™‚

              I’m seeing the old images rather than new in the link.

    • StevenFStevenF says: 827 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      All great! I posted the 1939 beauty a few weeks ago and still dream of it. Thanks for reposting. I also love the summer house in Sunapee.

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  14. Beanbag says: 56 comments

    Dont have many, but varied in selection! Ive been looking in Chicago and its so beautiful there, Baltimore has nice older homes too!

    Architecture designed by John Appleton Wilson. 1885, Baltimore, MD $550,000 : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/206-E-Biddle-St_Baltimore_MD_21202_M54080-09890#photo10

    Beautiful historic fixer upper in the Garden district. 1900, Montgomery, AL $74,862 : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/398-Felder-Ave_Montgomery_AL_36104_M78136-24455#photo0

    The huge deck that wraps around the front is perfect . 1906, Clanton, AL $109,000 :
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1014-2nd-Ave-N_Clanton_AL_35045_M70322-84417#photo0

    Formerly a Bed and Breakfast with rich wood appointments, now in decline. 1895, Hillsboro, TX $67,000 : https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/211-N-Pleasant-St_Hillsboro_TX_76645_M81519-06979

    Short Sale Opportunity in Reservoir Hill! 1909 Row House, Baltimore, MD $189,000: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2222-Linden-Ave_Baltimore_MD_21217_M60057-18342#photo8

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1708 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      The 1885 Wilson is great. Love the way the columns tie the second and third floors together, love a house filled with art and this one has that in spades. Beautiful old home.

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

      The Hillsboro, Texas house is a surprise at such a low price but the listing language makes it clear the house needs substantial work. I think the house may be a design from the Palliser Bros. (Bridgeport, CT) planbook. Texas in the later 19th and early 20th centuries was fertile ground for houses built from published designs. Historian/Librarian Margaret Culbertson wrote a book on that topic called TEXAS HOUSES BUILT BY THE BOOK. (originally published in 1999; a good read for old house enthusiasts) I noted that the Hillsboro house appears to be located in a National Register Historic District which usually affords some measure of protection against inappropriate development. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1923. I have no idea what style this one would be classified as. “Quirky” would describe it. It’s fantastic.

    Tulsa, OK:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22149295_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1708 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very nice!

    • BethsterBethster says: 891 comments
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      1927 Spanish Revival
      Richmond, VA

      Wow! That is gorgeous! It’s hard to tell much about the interior, but I do love the arches and textured walls. The floor in the bathroom has pretty tile, too.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That’s a winner Cora! Too bad about the pic quality and scarcity. IMO that house fits very nicely into the Storybook movement category. The featured Arts & Crafts details are very nice, and likely far more numerous that what is shown.

  16. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1708 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/40262251@N03/sets/72157633376641398/page3
    Waller arts and crafts cottage. Appears to be photos Of a house museum. Beautiful, intack example.
    More on the two artists who lived there
    http://littleaugury.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  17. Jennifer W says: 56 comments

    Nicely restored house in Coleman, Texas.

    https://www.liveoakrealtors.com/2018/08/18/813-w-college/
    Not sure if bulild date

  18. jimtownjimtown says: 89 comments
    1920-1970's farmhouse, midcentmod
    upmiusa, MI

    1899- Iron River, MI 49935

    Price: $59,000

    Listing: https://upmls.com/residential.php?view=1110822
    Photos: https://upmls.com/images.php?mls=1110822&a=1

    I love the siding and the floors.

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  19. says: 2 comments

    1864 Side-Hall Greek Revival in Lexington, Missouri, $184,900.
    https://listings.welcomehomerealty-mo.com/RealEstateViewer.php?IdentityColumn=115923
    High ceilings and side hall floor plan allow ample wall space for displaying artwork of all shapes and sizes. Upstairs enclosed sun porch has North facing windows – perfect for an artist’s studio.

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  20. Suzette Hughes says: 2 comments

    1862 High Victorian Italianate at 1412 Ruger Ave., Janesville, WI 53545
    $329,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1412-Ruger-Ave_Janesville_WI_53545_M74417-32420

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That’s sure “High” alright! Heheheh. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The exterior is exquisite: however none of the interior trim detail is old or original. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I was fooled too when I first saw it and posted it, thought it was a Italianate/Gothic combo. Posted it and then read it was very recently done! I don’t mind it so much, the interior could be toned down and be awesome.

      There’s a before photo somewhere on line. Deleted it from the site because…well, I tend to when comments are more negative than positive (not that anyone was hateful about it.)

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      • Suzette Hughes says: 2 comments

        The High Victorian Italianate style house at 1412 Ruger Ave, Janesville, WI is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered to be one of the most ornate frame Italianate houses in Janesville, and one of the best maintained examples of that style. The house was originally a country villa built in 1862 and though it now sits on a double city lot, it once sat in the center of 43 acres of farm land before the city grew up around it. Brewster Randall, for whom the house was built, was a retired highly respected lawyer and Ohio state senator. Little is known about the builder of the house, Garrie Nettleton. He worked as a carpenter in Janesville from 1857-1858 and bny 1862 listed himself as an architect. He designed several downtown buildings for Wm M Tallman. By 1944 the house had suffered many years of neglect, and facing demolition. A young newly married couple, Mr and Mrs Donald Upson took it upon themselves to perform a complete renovation inside and out. The Upson family remained there for 62 years, where their daughter was born, and later their 4 grandsons were born and grew up there. The original staircase remains today, 3 ornate marble fireplaces, constructed so that the fire grates stand out into the room, eleven foot ceilings, tall eight foot doors, and floor length windows retain the formal elegance from the past. In 2006 the next owners did a second renovation to bring the home into the 21st century, including kitchen, laundry, and gold gilding on the wide woodwork.

      • JimHJimH says: 5115 comments
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        Yeah, the original trim is overwhelmed by fanciful recent additions inside and out:
        https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Property/HI40689
        https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/84003782

  21. says: 2 comments

    We have a beautiful historical Victorian style home built in 1898 that we are wanting to sell so we can live closer to our new grandbaby! It needs a little work but we figure anyone would like to put their own touch to it. We live in Colorado City Texas (West Texas). It has 4 bedrooms and three full baths, two living rooms, dining room and kitchen, wrap around porch and HUGE backyard.

  22. Karen I says: 175 comments

    Wow! It’s dripping with so much elegance it’s hard to see the “bones” of the house and rooms.

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

    1895 towered Queen Anne in Fremont, Ohio for $158,000. Some modern updates inside but a fair number of period details also remain.

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

    Anyone remember the 1877 “Peacock House” in Lebanon, Ohio? Now for sale post renovation and on the market for $224,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/402-E-Main-St-Lebanon-OH-45036/35629330_zpid/?fullpage=true Interesting to note the changes made since it was for sale several years ago. At least it still has the lovely Peacock window although I remain convinced it may be a (good) reproduction.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Looks pretty good. Some hits – some misses; but all in all, prettyy, prettyy, prettyy, prettyyyyy, pretty good. I agree with you about the peacock; and it is really lovely despite it’s more recent origin.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Ah! The Peacock window! I knew the home had been posted before, another home deleted from the site that shouldn’t have been. I do love the exterior paint choice.

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  25. Amelia says: 25 comments

    https://www.redfin.com/OR/Portland/615-NW-20th-Ave-97209/home/26359999?utm_source=ios_share&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=copy_link&utm_nooverride=1&utm_content=link

    I thought that you might like to see this house… when I was in grade/high school, across the street (13 years one building), the “clergy” was still living here. Shortly after it became part of a thrift store… Now it’s for sale and for this neighborhood, 3 1/2 million is cheap as the apartments/condos in the area go for a million or more now. When we lived in this area, it was a low income area… now it’s high income and trendy to live here…. I just wish I could afford the house…

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  26. Dana Stinson says: 1 comments

    200+ year old house for sale Hvar, Croatia for โ‚ฌ219,000. 3bedroom 2 bath gorgeous old stone house in village of Vrbanj, Hvar, Croatia

    http://www.croatiapropertysales.com/results/Hvar/Old-stone-house/For-sale/863.html

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  27. RosewaterRosewater says: 6528 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I’d love it if someone could find pix of one of those mud palaces in Yemen! Heheheh. Good luck!

  28. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks everyone for your shares, feel free to keep on sharing through the week.

    And thanks for helping natira121 with her faucet! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Yes! Thanks everyone!

      While I didn’t solve my faucet problem, I sure had fun looking at the links, learning and drooling as I went. *grin*

      I am keeping an eye out on craigslist for a vintage faucet with a sprayer. I think that’s my best bet for getting what I want.

      Thanks again, everyone

  29. MarcMod says: 1 comments

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1905
    $149.950
    Riverwest neighborhood, filled with lots of renovation activity

    http://www.riverwestrealtymilwaukee.com/idx/mls-1603493-2550_n_1st_st_milwaukee_wi_53212

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  30. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    1912 Colonial Revival in Mount Morris, NY priced at $195,000. It doesn’t get much classier than this:

    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/140-Main-St-Mount-Morris-NY-14510/47456742/detail

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

    Claimed to be an 1850 (early) Italianate in Brookville, Indiana, priced at $250,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1038-Main-St-Brookville-IN-47012/85255004_zpid/?fullpage=true And, the house in streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/HznTohHTUNx The interior reflects the 1900 era so the house must have had a major remodel around that time. However, the exterior still has the symmetrical facade with arched top Italianate windows with (Colonial style?) divided muntins at the top as well as shutters to either side of the windows. Colors are charcoal grey with white trim reflecting modern tastes. Brookville is approximately 76 miles southeast of Indianapolis on the Whitewater River about midway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, OH.

    • Karen I says: 175 comments

      Why, why, why are people painting houses in those dark colors. Not for me anyway. Hey, I contacted Dave at Rodkey as you suggested. Thank you for that tip. He really didn’t have much more info on the place (8878 N SR29, Frankfort, IN), but he was pleasant and willing. I’m giving up on that pipe dream. I was dragging my husband along, kicking and screaming, so it probably wouldn’t have happened anyway. Thanks again for your help.

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

        Karen,
        Sorry to hear that you had no luck obtaining more information on the Indiana farmhouse. We live in an age of a monotone color spectrum that goes from pitch black to brilliant white with greys being equally popular. I blame this avoidance of colors to the HGTV shows where designers seem fixated on this lack of color palette and have been for almost a decade. Sooner or later there is bound to be a reaction to the monotone trend but we’re not there yet as the Brookville, Indiana, example shows. Of course, exterior paint colors are among the easiest things to change on a house so perhaps the next paint scheme will be less somber.

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        • BethsterBethster says: 891 comments
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          1927 Spanish Revival
          Richmond, VA

          I see mostly shades of gray and white in RE listings these days, with some touches of black (and an occasional turquoise door!). It’s disheartening to me how much people follow the herd. I realize why they do itโ€”they’re pandering to what they think people want. But not everybody is a slave to HGTV! A few years ago, when I was selling my coop, people advised me to paint all the walls off-white. But I had to live in it till it sold and didn’t want to be surrounded by off-white! I painted the kitchen, bathroom, and second bedroom off-white, but the other rooms were light colors, like a pale yellow and aqua. Despite my rebellious use of color, there was still a bidding war! I bet the bidders were smart cookies who realized they could paint if they didn’t like my choices.

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

    There’s a lot to like in this Magnolia, Ohio, Italianate style home (A.R. Elson House) built in 1879: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/225-N-Main-St-Magnolia-OH-44643/82681195_zpid/?fullpage=true and priced at $379,900. The mansion grade house was a bed & Breakfast establishment so it has appropriate Victorian flavored decor inside. The location looks peacefully quiet (25 mph speed limit) and picturesque: (Streetview) https://goo.gl/maps/6iukGsVc7qw Magnolia, Ohio, is almost exactly 13 miles almost due south of Canton and near the Akron-Youngstown region. A street banner says Magnolia was established in 1834.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5115 comments
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      Thanks John, that’s a nice one! I noticed that the mill next door was operated by the same Augustus Richard Elson, built by his father who also founded and named the village in 1834. The mill was owned by the family until they recently sold it to the county for a museum, and $1 million has been granted for its restoration. The house is still owned by the family as well.
      http://www.the-review.com/news/20171006/taste-of-magnolia-will-feature-elson-home

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

        Hi Jim, I too noticed the impressive mill structure next door. According to the article you shared (thanks!) the Elson House was built for the son of Magnolia’s founder, as you noted. It’s rare to find a house so closely connected to the town’s history. This is a beautifully preserved mansion level home of the period. I barely noticed the stained glass window between the staircase and entry doors said to have been brought back from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It would be great if one of our fellow Old House dreamers became the next owner(s) of this landmark residence.

  33. Alan Michael says: 2 comments

    Vinton, Iowa – Grand Victorian c. 1890 Beautifully restored Victorian has natural light and has been expertly finished to maintain authenticity. Seven Bedrooms and 3 full baths + 2 half baths.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/907-1st-Ave_Vinton_IA_52349_M76289-24140

  34. says: 1 comments

    1901 Matamoras PA $218,800 – Boro home with an abundance of charm & character. Surrounded by a white picket fence & paved patio for enjoying the Delaware River breezes… You enter thru a hallway to the living room which has a reading nook and ventless fireplace, large country kitchen with S/S appliance and a large center island w/pantry storage & seating, open concept dining rm has exposed beams, vaulted ceiling & fireplace. Four seasons room looks over the landscaped perennial garden & paved stone patio w/custom built fireplace walk thru your gardens to access your garage. First floor has an office or can be used as a bedroom. Second floor has 3 large bedrooms w/large closets large bathroom w/granite counter. Laundry & mud room on 1st floor.

    https://www.flexmls.com/share/1jRBs/101AvenueIMatamorasPA18336

    *My first post! <3

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  35. Ken says: 66 comments

    I was away from my computer for several days, but noticed the picture of the house as the header this week instantly. My weekend was spent a few houses away from this one in Hancock, NH. It is located next to the Historical Society. Street view: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9736155,-71.9797491,3a,60y,285.77h,87.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sX79wDj9YPbGJS-7C-brUWA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
    Ebay postcard:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hancock-NH-Bennington-St-Fountain-c1910-Postcard/331749696520?hash=item4d3dd2a408

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  36. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1880. Big ole beautiful bargain. Unique and GORGEOUS staircase.

    Fort Scott, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91096411_zpid/

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  37. LindyL says: 2 comments

    Rock homes in this part of Ohio are not very common, so this home stands out. Middlefield is a nice small town and is the center of the 4th largest Amish concentration in the US. So, you do see buggies on the roads, and can get some awesome baked goods. $199,000 seems pretty reasonable for the area according to what I’ve seen living in this county. Too bad I don’t want to move houses bad enough, I admire this house every time I drive through this area.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15074-S-State-Ave-S-Middlefield-OH-44062/2088456839_zpid/

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2217 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Pretty house! Two details which shouted out at me (in a good way): the stair-rail & its supports, and the incorporated round newel posts at the top of the stairs – I donโ€™t remember ever seeing any quite like those. And a cool LR, nice curb appeal…

  38. natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    About my faucet problem: Found a guy in MA who has a faucet. (I’ll send pics for Kelly to post. Thank you so much Kelly!) $50 plus shipping. He says it’s on 6 inch centers, and I can add the sprayer.

    Measuring my faucet, I’m getting a bit under 6-1/4. I don’t have much experience with plumbing. Will this work?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Faucet:

    • Sandy BSandy B says: 752 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Natira, that looks like a lavatory faucet not a kitchen faucet, the spout isn’t very long, which could be inconvenient….and it will take some serious cleaning. I would really reconsider having your present Chicago faucet redone. It looks in better shape. I believe they are still available, so parts should be too.
      Just my opinion, of course.

      • natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Hey Sandy,

        Yeah, I’m beginning to think that would be a better way to go. I’m trying to figure out what the model is… guess I’ll have to pull it to find out, huh?

        And good eye, BTW! It IS a Chicago!

  39. Bobcat Hannah says: 35 comments

    This is such a great take on home renovation/restoration. It nicely addresses the debate we constantly have on this site regarding bathrooms and kitchens:

    https://www.curbed.com/2018/9/5/17820648/what-to-renovate-home-mcmansion-hell-wagner

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    • BethsterBethster says: 891 comments
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      1927 Spanish Revival
      Richmond, VA

      Good article! I have a 1927 house and have been planning to redo the kitchen and bathroom in styles more appropriate to that era. Fortunately the rest of the house is in mostly original shape, and I have no intention of tearing out any of the plaster walls! There are replacement windows that are about 5-10 years old and have those plastic strips to simulate windowpanes. I would like to replace them but am not sure yet with what.

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  40. ErinS says: 32 comments

    Here’s one that just came on the market, locally.

    I’ll be making an appointment to see it. We have already been preapproved for an FHA203 for a home that we lost the bid on….so this is plausible.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1109-Mahantongo-St-Pottsville-PA-17901/93724508_zpid/

    Thoughts?

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    • Zann says: 548 comments

      It has a really lovely atmosphere to it, and that is something you can’t refurbish into a home. I think it would be a beautiful place once all the repairs are made. I can absolutely see why you want to make an appointment to see it.

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    • zoomey says: 531 comments

      That is a lovely house! I love the staircase and the wainscotting by the back door, the wood floors, the high ceilings. It’s going to be beautiful with a lot of time, money and effort. The kitchen needs improvement, but the room itself is very nice — new appliances and more appropriate cabinets would do it. As long as the neighborhood is nice, I’d say go for it!!

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  41. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1928. This house has THE BEST kitchen cabinets I’ve ever seen.

    The rest is a solid, high-quality house with lots of 1928 left to see, but there is a bunch of painted woodwork… fair warning.

    But…. THOSE CABINETS! โค

    Cedar Falls, IA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2087974119_zpid/

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  42. CoraCora says: 2059 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1929 Tudor. One seriously fantastic bathroom. A bit of a moderne look to the decor. Kinda funky but soooo much fun.

    Waterloo, IA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/76660964_zpid/

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  43. georgiacorvettegeorgiacorvette says: 4 comments
    Milledgeville, GA

    Madison, GA $449,000 Foster-Thomason-Miller House
    Built in 1883 as โ€œthe most elegant country home in Middle Georgia,โ€
    https://realestate.savingplaces.org/properties/madisons-masterpiece-on-main-the-foster-thomason-miller-house/?_ga=2.57782122.112504319.1536241558-590398252.1536241558

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  44. Zann says: 548 comments

    I love this share so much. I’ve already looked at it twice.

    A lot of people will look at it and see all the work it needs, but all I can see is how absolutely beautiful it is.

  45. says: 1 comments

    It’s back on the Market ~ Minnesota’s one and only – New England Style 1877 Interconnected Farmstead ~~ Big House-Little House-Back House-Barn. $129,000. https://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/6523-n-county-road-45-medford-mn-55049-id318199175.html

  46. Ben says: 2 comments

    Peoria, IL – $259,000

    I’ve driven by this house for years. And I’ve been able to tell that the owners were actively working on it, but wow….I had no clue that the inside would look like it does…

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/198232601_zpid/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.702708,-89.581801,40.691857,-89.600254_rect/15_zm/

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

      This is the sole survivor of a once posh mid-19th century residential neighborhood. The mansion is devoid today of a residential context and in a busy high traffic location. Otherwise, it seems to be reasonably priced for the features offered. I believe the house has been in commercial use until recently. I had my eye on 802 Northeast Perry (old Zillow listing:) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/802-NE-Perry-Ave-Peoria-IL-61603/5154394_zpid/?fullpage=true until it sold this past May. Some folks from California were posting on Social media they were planning to buy it-I don’t blame them as only a few old mansions on Moss Avenue are equal to it and nowhere near the $81K it sold for. Wish I could have seen what Peoria had back around 1950; the old architecture must have been incredible.

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