October 12, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m lazin’ out on the old photo for this week. Didn’t bother to do close ups because the family comes off as creepy due to the quality. Don’t know a thing about them or the location.

    On book suggestions, Amazon has a “Look Inside” option on most books so I don’t see the point of saying more than “Hey, this is a good book…” if you can just see and decide for yourself. Today’s suggestion along with A Field Guide… and The Elements of Style are the three books I always have within reach when working. If you want to go beyond your current understanding of historic architecture, these three suggestions are the ones you need to start with.

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    • Julie C. says: 115 comments

      You are right about the creepy looking family – they are like something from a Stephen King novel.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        It’s just the photo quality making them look creepy. I’m sure she was a hard workin’ lady and the kids were as much angels as kids can be.

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        • Laurie W. says: 1487 comments
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          1988 Fake Greek Revival!
          NC

          They look ok to me & Papa is behind the camera, maybe. The cottage is reminiscent of American Gothic, maybe that’s the source of creepiness. I just love its looks, though. So nice & tidy, squeezed between two bigger houses, the screen door wide open to show how pretty the front door is. The foundation looks quite old.

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          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Wasn’t referring to the home as creepy but the family. Up close the lighting makes their faces look mushed/blurred.

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            • Tess says: 274 comments

              It’s winter according to the trees and their clothing is not heavy and the door is open so it may be southern. It reminds me of mill houses. Some manager’s houses were fixed up nicely, such as that window. What do you think?

  2. Nancy C says: 112 comments
    abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

    Just for fun, I couldn’t resist this one in the UK.

    6-7 bedroom house for sale in Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, HP18
    United Kingdom Guide price. £1,500,000 / $1,984,882.34 USD

    “Shakespeare House was formerly a 16th Century hostelry known as ‘The Ship’. According to tradition, William Shakespeare stayed there on several occasions when on route between Stratford-upon-Avon and London… The house is part Elizabethan, part Jacobean with later Georgian additions which had fallen into disrepair and has now been lovingly restored and beautifully finished…”

    https://www.knightfrank.co.uk/properties/residential/for-sale/grendon-underwood-buckinghamshire-hp18/oxf180016

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Great pick Nancy. Thanks’ for sharing. I love their luxe casual updates; and that kitchen is outstanding. This is a great example of someone living a very contemporary lifestyle in a very old house VERY successfully. You don’t have to be the live in docent in a period museum just because your house is old; or even VERY old. 🙂

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    • KarenZ says: 816 comments
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      Very cool house! Love that bathroom, especially!

  3. Julie C. says: 115 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand.

    Here is a rather grand home in the greater Wellington area. Wellington is our capital city and is a lot like San Francisco but very,very windy hence it’s nickname “Windy Wellington”. It is also known as “Wellywood” on account of New Zealander Peter Jackson making the movie LOTR here in NZ and his Wellington based special effects company Weta Workshop being used by more and more film makers.

    https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-83210-65e66h/casa-loma-other-wellington-we-5010

    Another home in Lower Hutt, Wellington albeit on a smaller scale but very beautiful nevertheless

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3390422

    This beauty with a pool is in Featherston which is an hour from Wellington. People looking for a cheaper area to buy a home but still have close proximity to the capital are starting to move here.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3408533

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    • StevenF says: 629 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I love that skylight over the stairs in the first one!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

      That first house is really sumptuous. But then the other two are nothing to sneeze at, either.

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      • Julie C. says: 115 comments

        The second one would be my choice in terms of size – I like smaller houses and also can you imagine the amount of time you would have to spend on the gardens in the first one? I have 10 acres – 7 of them are covenanted native bush, 2 acres are “parkland” we planted with mostly exotic trees and the rest are garden beds plus three ponds. And we get a lot of rain so weeds, weeds, weeds.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Sounds like heaven Julie. Thank you for continuing to share these fascinating homes in your magical land. 🙂

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  4. Jaunita Dee says: 13 comments

    Knoxville, TN $549,900. Queen Anne Victorian home constructed in 1898. This home boasts high ceilings, hardwood floors, original transoms found throughout, 3 solid oak fireplaces, one tile fireplace in master bath, and an oak paneled staircase that will take your breath away.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1001-Thompson-Pl_Knoxville_TN_37917_M79824-70020?view=qv

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    • SuzyQ says: 51 comments

      Awesome house. The only thing I would change was the black bathroom

    • KarenZ says: 816 comments
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      Wow! That photo of the stairwell is outstanding! It truly DOES take your breath away! I really love that house and could be very happy there! Only problem is that I haven’t won the lottery yet!

  5. CharlesB says: 374 comments

    Dansville, NY–1920s Daytona Beach-style ranch priced at $99,900:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4-Circle-Rd_Dansville_NY_14437_M30502-70356?view=qv

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 722 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      That’s cool! Not sure where the photographers gaze was actually going with some of the pics (haha) but very neat architecture, looks Florida Arizona-y.

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      • KarenZ says: 816 comments
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        I agree! The pics of the floor in the bedroom made it look like the floor was unfinished! Luckily, there was the one that showed the pattern on the bed!

  6. linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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    1900 Prairie
    Washington Court House, OH

    Tutor time! These two are quite pricey for Ohio,but they each have some very unique, original features and both homes are incredibly beautiful. The second homes pictures are a little small, but I searched and searched and these were the best. It actually has three tutor cottages and it’s own covered bridge so it’s really worth a look. The first home is said to have a hidden prohibition bar and the library is just gorgeous.

    1928 Pepper Pike, Ohio $1,600,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/31799-Pinetree-Rd_Pepper-Pike_OH_44124_M39056-09794#photo21

    1947 Kirtland Hills, Ohio $1,950,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9040-9058-Little-Mountain-Rd_Kirtland-Hills_OH_44060_M30988-79297#photo26

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    • Laurie W. says: 1487 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Ohio has some fabulous Tudors! Both are great. The 2nd one looks to have imported antique paneling & mantel(s). The 1st is gorgeous — with a drinking fountain in case of talking on the phone so long you need to wet your whistle! I never saw anything like it! Made my day. Below, interesting houses of some varieties — you have a good eye, Linzyloo. Thank you!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

      Wow, those are some Tudors!

      The first one is gorgeous – esp. its ground floor ‘reception’ rooms. And the library!! And the landing. And the telephone & water fountain (wow!) niches… At first I thought I really thought the whole kitchen remodel was too OTT, but it finally dawned on me that it’s those huge corbels & the very deep crown molding which put me off. Smaller corbels & plainer crown molding, and I’d be happy enough.

      The second house was built with more care to imitate the real thing, and is beautiful in its own right. I think I just might be able to live in either one, had I the $$. 😉

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      That first one is a near-perfect time capsule. The only changes I can see were a couple of appliances in the kitchen (which likely wore out…) Super home!

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    • jillieD says: 53 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      House number 1 is the winner for me, too. Wowsa! I want this house…. only smaller!

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 722 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      omg that Liberty twp home!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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    • StevenF says: 629 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I want the first one; at that price she’s a bargain. The second empire is charming. Thanks for sharing!

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    • DeniseLynn says: 170 comments

      That first one is down the street from me! I’ve never been inside, but the yard is professionally done. Very nice exterior. The neighborhood is a mix of mid century mods like this and traditional, which is what we have. Lots of mature trees. When we moved here ten years ago, I had to embrace shade gardening.

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      • linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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        1900 Prairie
        Washington Court House, OH

        I think your neighborhood looks lovely 🙂 Enjoy those trees!

    • Gwenn says: 107 comments

      I used to live down the street from the Lakewood one 🙂

  7. Nancy Bennett says: 1 comments

    Granot Loma is a 26,000 Square foot log cabin listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

    1919-1920, $20,000,000 Marquette, MI

    https://granotloma.com/for-sale/
    youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eAC8ObzUd0

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  8. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    As for the subject house for this Friday, it appears to be a folk version of a Gothic Revival house combined with an Italianate entry door. The pointed gable window and thin vergeboards on either side of the gable eaves are the most prominent Gothic details but the shallow pitched roof is decidedly unlike more formal Gothic Revival examples.
    I have a 1926 house to share with lots of character in the eastern Indiana town of Muncie, that is nominally in the Tudor Revival family. It is priced at $229,000 and features over 4,000 sq. feet inside with a large detached garage all sited on a nicely landscaped 1.75 acres. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3610-S-Burlington-Dr-Muncie-IN-47302/85194746_zpid/?fullpage=true
    The most distinctive features for me were the colorful artistic bathroom tiles. The house sits next to the White River but no mention is made as to whether it is in a flood plain or not. The house has both central heat and cooling. Some 1920’s colors on the exterior and more of a 1920’s decor inside would bring it back to the original period look. Looks to be move in ready. Streetview reveals a lovely semi-rural location: https://goo.gl/maps/pwmd3Cf66RF2

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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      What a lovely home and a beautiful view. I came to see the bathroom tile (which I loved) and was pleasantly surprised with the decor – it was quite cheery 🙂

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  9. brackenwolf says: 2 comments

    Danascara Mansion, 2.5 acres, Fonda NY, foreclosure 89k? I love the lot and the tower is amazing. Quite the history. Across the street from Mohawk River. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/31060071_zpid/0-200000_price/0-826_mp/14_days/pricea_sort/43.107751,-74.119606,42.792629,-74.618111_rect/10_zm/0_mmm/

    Some interior photos here? https://circaoldhouses.com/property/danascara-place/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      And with an in-ground pool? I’m not surprised to see it already has a “pending” on the listing. Remarkable value for the low price. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    For about the price of a riding lawnmower-only $2,000-a 1908 Bungalow in Terre Haute, Indiana: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2305-1st-Ave-Terre-Haute-IN-47807/77121503_zpid/?fullpage=true It has just enough photos to suggest it could be rehabbed and actually turned into something decent. Doesn’t look like that bad of an area in Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/utso5j3kVft I’m surprised a flipper hasn’t grabbed it yet

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I was over there recently. Even further industry and many jobs have been lost this year. Foreclosures are everywhere. Home values in aggregate are dropping even lower than before. It’s sad to see in a town which had already been in decline for decades.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Yeah, we visited Terre Haute a couple of years ago and found that very little remained from the Victorian era. Even the Fountain Grove Historic District has had some noteworthy losses in recent years. That said, there were a few interesting houses remaining and others in nearby towns. It’s a good region of Indiana and far eastern Illinois to house hunt for affordable old houses with character. The only reason I posted that sad little bungalow is the extremely low price. So long as the house doesn’t have fatal structural flaws, its probably still a bargain at that price. I have no idea about the neighborhood except that it does not look particularly marginal in streetview. It may be possible in this example to have a very low investment and by spending still less than for a new starter home, end up with something decent.

  11. Gwenn says: 107 comments

    2 br 1 bath in Minneapolis MN
    I promise you, by photo #6 you will not be disappointed …very very….unique photos

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3849-11th-Ave-S-Minneapolis-MN-55407/1790854_zpid/

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      190K (to keep you from getting a wrist slap from Kelly)…and I really like photo #23!

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    • ddbacker says: 344 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      I thought the house looked old but not that old, lol.

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    • Karen I says: 186 comments

      OMG! Look at photos 6, 12, 23 and 31. She’s right – you won’t be disappointed!

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    • Nancy C says: 112 comments
      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      If HE likes it, I would not DARE to not like it!

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    • Ron G says: 134 comments

      This house shows larger then 1128 sq. ft.

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central , NY

      Lol, that’s hilarious! 😅 A very cheerful, approving (esp. of the kitchen faucet), and even helpful, guy!
      And… the window shown up close in pic #7 is really pretty.

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      • Gwenn says: 107 comments

        The agent gets an A+ in my book if this was her idea 🙂

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Couldn’t agree more! Absolutely brilliant way of distinguishing yourself as an agent and drawing MUCH attention to your listing. I don’t know a lot about “social media”, but I’d bet my nickel this listing gets shared “virally?” because of her dude. Heheheh. That last shot made me lol for sure.

          Aside from the VERY successful gimmick – the art glass is exquisite! The millwork and overall quality is also very fine. Thanks’ for sharing Gwenn.

          KELLY – if you add this one I’ll bet it would be one of the most commented on listings of the year. Lol…

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    • Laurie W. says: 1487 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Love this listing! It’s almost Halloween, after all. Give the agent a big box of candy!

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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      This just made my weekend!

  12. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Last one for today: a cute little c. 1900 Victorian Queen Anne cottage for $32,000 in the town of Bethel, Ohio: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/325-S-Main-St-Bethel-OH-45106/51282747_zpid/?fullpage=true It has an upper “half” story and 3 bedrooms, 1687 sq. feet total according to the listing. Period details include a nice transom stained glass window and a couple of mantels. I think with some TLC inside and some minor exterior changes sympathetic to the period, this house could be dolled up to the nines. Don’t forget the white picket fence and the primroses. Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/eUfL7iC7Axx Might be perfect for someone’s starter or a smaller family home. Sorry to dispute the listing, but I would not consider this to be a “Victorian Cape Cod” from the 1920’s.

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    • Nancy C says: 112 comments
      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      A precious little house, John. And the neighborhood to the right of it seem to be spiffing up a bit, so a renovations would certainly be in order. It really wouldn’t take much to make it just adorable. Surely somebody wants it — and look at that price!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Precious for sure; and remarkably intact. LOVE those chimneys; and they look to be in really good condition. Fingers crossed for this sturdy little survivor! Thanks’ John. 🙂

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  13. Evelyn WalkerEvelyn Walker says: 52 comments

    1917 Beauty,lovely setting, Statesville, North Carolina.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/526-W-End-Ave_Statesville_NC_28677_M58034-39297

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  14. Evelyn WalkerEvelyn Walker says: 52 comments

    Gorgeous 1917 Beauty, 4 bd, 2.5 bths, Statesville, NC. $329,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/526-W-End-Ave_Statesville_NC_28677_M58034-39297?view

  15. ChrisICU says: 513 comments

    This may be the week of Tudors. This one is in Davenport Iowa. . Needs some TLC, but what a beuty. 300k for a 5000 sq foot home? If only it was in Atlanta!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1645-W-12th-St_Davenport_IA_52804_M75089-34500#photo21

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    • Sd says: 43 comments

      Looked at this estate today. The pictures don’t do this house justice. We were drafting an offer when the agent emailed to say the bank just accepting an offer.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        You should have your agent write it anyway. Deals fall through all the time.

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    • Peter J says: 36 comments

      A stunning property. The terrace is fantastic!

    • Laurie W. says: 1487 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Jeff is right — you never know. This house is just stunning. I don’t think there’s a cubic foot that isn’t marvelous. I gasped more at each photo as it got better & better. It will take some investment to bring it back to the condition it deserves to be, but wow! repaid in the joy of seeing such beauty (and in many $$$). Thank you, Chris, for an exquisite house out of the style I usually would go nuts for!

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  16. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 309 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/204-Ashokan-Rd-Kingston-NY-12401/198835066_zpid/?fromHomePage=true
    1750 stone home
    Kingston, NY
    Would love to see more of this house, the kitchen and pictures that show the rooms, longer shots to get a feel of the spaces.

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    • DeniseLynn says: 170 comments

      This stone home is the coziest house I’ve seen today. I love these old stone houses. We don’t see too many of these here in Ohio. I agree with you about the pics, longer/wider shots would give a much better feel for the rooms.

  17. RonnieH says: 74 comments

    Marbletown, NY. $498,000. Built 1800, gothic revival on 1.7 acres.
    I don’t think I’ve seen this listed yet, but I don’t catch every post I’m afraid.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/32849053_zpid/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.947106,-74.037037,41.836827,-74.221573_rect/12_zm/2_p/?

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  18. Anne M. says: 507 comments
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    Hopkinton, MA

    TGIF!
    Lovely 1900 shingle Victorian in Holyoke, MA for $359,000. Check out the carriage house:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/56-Fairfield-Ave-Holyoke-MA-01040/56176726_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1895 in West Springfield, MA for $324,900. Photos are not the best quality but there’s still a lot to love:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1885-Westfield-St-West-Springfield-MA-01089/56240290_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1900 in Deerfield, MA for $289,900 – lots of original features, huge barn + 3 acres
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-Wells-Cross-Rd-Deerfield-MA-01342/56979190_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • JKleeb says: 124 comments

      All great houses-if I could transfer the kitchen and bath in the Deerfield house to the West Springfield house I’d be all set.

      I don’t like the pattern stucco ceilings in Deerfield but appreciate the time it took to do to create and would leave as is.

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    • linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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      1900 Prairie
      Washington Court House, OH

      All interesting homes! The light fixture in the second home, picture #20, is just gorgeous!

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  19. CharlesB says: 374 comments

    Southport, NY–1805 Georgian with 9 fireplaces, hand-painted mural, and lots of historic detail marked down to $119,000:

    https://www.howardhanna.com/Property/Detail/1108-Maple-Ave-Elmira-NY-14904/ElmiraCorningNY/246246

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  20. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 695 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    As per Lancaster John’s advice, I’m reposting my 2 last finds from last week’s share so that more of you can see them:
    (well, “my” finds come from the Instagram account “Cheapoldhouses”)

    1797 stone house in West Portsmouth, OH, for $78,000: Amazing primitive house! Check out the floors made of beams! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/413-State-Route-239-West-Portsmouth-OH-45663/220146392_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Ans a 1940 time capsule in Saint Cloud, MN, $219,900 with MCM vibe: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/630-Riverside-Dr-SE-Saint-Cloud-MN-56304/2207800_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      As I said in last week’s shares, the first stone house is a dream for those who like their old houses to look OLD, with a modern addition done fairly sensitively in the back. For serious stone lovers only.

      House #2, most unusual combination of French eclectic and moderne. It’s as if the architect couldn’t decide between a chateau and a California moderne. Well worth a look, there may not be anything else out there quite like that.

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  21. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sad news time. The developer that made the “Favorites” plugin that is used on OHD is no longer updating or maintaining it, hasn’t for a long time. This has posed a security risk for OHD in addition the plugin could just disappear or stop working without warning and you’d be without access to your list so that would suck worse than calling it quits before it’s over. I’ve talked to developers and the cost is stupid expensive to create and maintain a new one, it’s above my coding skill to do myself (posting houses or learning and writing code, hmmm…) Yes, I’ve looked at others that do the same thing and either they are poor alternatives or have also been abandoned along the way. (Yes, I’ve gotten multiple quotes for everything.)

    12/31/18 is the last day for the “Favorites” list feature.

    12/1/18 is when the ability to save to your list will end but you’ll still have access to your list until 12/31/18 when it’ll be completely removed.

    I know the favorites list is one of the best features on OHD (and one of the things that made it unique) and I’m sorry it’s going. I’m feeling gloom and doom today so I’ll just say it. It may be months (heck, I could fall over dead in an hour, not that I’m sick but gloom sucks), it may be years or even a decade but the end of OHD is coming and the favorites list is one of the parts that is falling off before the run ends. I wish I could fix and do things the way people think I should.

    So the “Add to favorites” link will be up until 12/1/18.
    The favorite list access will be up until 12/31/18.
    1/1/19 there will no longer be the option of a favorites list.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 229 comments
      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Kelly,

      As far as I can tell, you’ve always gone above and beyond in your efforts to make YOUR site keep EVERYONE happy. Some stuff is just beyond your control, and I can completely understand both your frustration, and your decision.

      Don’t be so hard on yourself! (Easier said than done sometimes, I know) I’m pretty sure we will all survive *grin* without our favorites lists.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Thanks natira. 🙂

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      • Eileen M says: 222 comments

        I agree totally. I have never used the favoriteslist feature. Instead I either bookmark my favorites or print them to my PaperPort software. Your fans will still be your fans!

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    • John says: 70 comments

      Chop whatever you have to to make the core content as stress free for you to continue delivering. This is the only site of its kind- I know there are multiple sites devoted to similar content, but none with the soul or community participation that this one delivers every day. I’d surely miss it more than you know.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        “I know there are multiple sites devoted to similar content, but none with the soul or community participation that this one delivers every day.”

        Thank you for recognizing that. 🙂

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        • Laurie W. says: 1487 comments
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          1988 Fake Greek Revival!
          NC

          I second John’s comment. This site is special. I’ve become bored with others after some time & faded away, but not here. It’s interesting, informative, and has a neighborly feeling. I sympathize with the work it must require — nobody can keep a site this demanding going forever (but I hope Kelly will, haha). I plan to stick around as long as you’ll have me, Kelly — hope tomorrow things look a little brighter. I never used the “favorites” thing either & think most people can manage a substitute for it.

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          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 656 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Thanks. 😉

          • Bethany otto says: 2374 comments
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            Escondido, CA

            Yes, I agree–I followed other old house listing sites for a time but none consistently. They all got boring and same-same after a while but not OHD, plus the community aspect is so wonderful.

        • Susan says: 74 comments

          It’s true. People who belong to this group are passionate and knowledgeable, and I am grateful for that, and for you, for establishing this group.

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    • Anne M. says: 507 comments
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      Hopkinton, MA

      Thanks for the heads-up Kelly & for all of your hard work on the site. I have a board on Pinterest where I pin some of my favorites from here (and follow you there as well)

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 309 comments
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        1980 board & batten modern

        I have used favorites faithfully and will miss it. I will in the future find my way, purhasps as Anne M suggests above.

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        • linzyloolinzyloo says: 136 comments
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          1900 Prairie
          Washington Court House, OH

          I agree with Anne M. I follow on Pinterest as well and found it’s quite easy to save what I like.

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      • DeniseLynn says: 170 comments

        I’ve saved quite a few to my various pinterest boards too. Some by design style, but most to the board aptly named: If I had a million $

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        • Anne M. says: 507 comments
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          Hopkinton, MA

          I love it Denise! My board has the terribly unoriginal name of “this old house”

  22. Joseph says: 301 comments

    1763 Colonial in Northborough, MA needs help (but will likely be bulldozed)

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/northborough/130-south-st-northborough-ma-01532–2000552717

    Not sure what happened here over the past few years. The real estate market is so good in our town that it is unusual for a property to go into the decline that this one has. I always liked the house, but about 20 years ago the lot was split up to build new homes. When listed for sale over the years it always looked nice and well-maintained.

    But, with the current condition, and the lack of interest in older homes, I suspect it will be torn down and replaced.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 309 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      I am very sad about this one. Is there a local or state preservation group working to help this house out?

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      • Joseph says: 301 comments

        The town has done things on an ad hoc basis (they are now owners of a white elephant property they purchased to save from development). The reality is that people love old houses – to look at, but not to live in. One brick Federal I posted here a while back is about to be torn down. Another one I posted will probably go as well.

        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 309 comments
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          1980 board & batten modern

          I am so sorry to here this, and, glad the town stepped in to help. I looked this morning to see if there was any on line news of this house, sadly nothing came up for me. There are good people out there,perhaps just not enough everywhere. I wish geographically and in the right time I could save this one. It is very special.
          My cousin recently saved a 1600’s home in Northampton. I never noticed the house, which I walked by alot while in college, it was then stuck in between two “newer” buildings with its front door facing one of them. He did ALOT of work to save and preserve it. I admire the work of saving and wish we could all be everywhere at the same time.

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    • DeniseLynn says: 170 comments

      The poor old thing. With some love and (unfortunately) a great deal of $$$, this could be such a beauty.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 695 comments

      The wide planks are incredible! Hope someone will save this old lady!

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  23. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not really old-old, 1979 but is interesting enough to share. Bishopville, SC $69,500 on 3.84 acres. It’s got a Tudor thing going on. This would be a fun one to Tudor even more. 😀

    https://www.trulia.com/p/sc/bishopville/683-bethune-hwy-bishopville-sc-29010–1150735530

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  24. Gail M. says: 81 comments

    I shall attempt to post a before and after of a very fine renovation in my part of town. It’s too well done to call it a flip. Built in 1909, first listed for $150k, sold for $160k. I was out walking my dog and shouted YES! when I’d seen that they opened up the porch. Startled the contractor. Now listed for $399,900. I think it’s brilliant. Hope this works – the addresses are the same, but it first sold last spring.

    Before:
    http://www.buyorsellmnhomes.com/real-estate/573-ottawa-avenue-saint-paul-mn-55107/4949333/55491624

    After:
    http://www.buyorsellmnhomes.com/real-estate/573-ottawa-avenue-saint-paul-mn-55107/4949333/55491624

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  25. tess says: 274 comments

    South Carolina foothills:

    1916 Craftsman, 5 bedrooms, 5 en suite baths. Currently used as B&B, could easily be single family. $419.k (if sold as B&B) $399,950 (if sold as single family)
    https://www.weichert.com/75213187/

    1938 Craftsman 4 BR, 4.5 baths $299.k Has been tastefully re-done. The kitchen ceiling is to die for!
    https://www.weichert.com/77573512/

    Walhalla, SC 1910 farmhouse $127.5, in quiet, small town. This is on way up to Cashiers, NC. Has some updating but lots of charm. Across the street from the county library. 127.5k
    http://www.idxhome.com/homes/107681/109/600-W-SOUTH-BROAD-STREET-WALHALLA-SC-29691/20208550

  26. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m not able to post this one but….
    1897 in Manor, Texas, $599,900. Queen Anne/Classical Revival on 1.25 acres. 3778 square feet. Unpainted wood work, lovely mantels, tall ceilings. <3

    https://www.redfin.com/TX/Manor/709-Lexington-St-78653/home/31490276

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Just the kind of house everyone thinks of when they think about central Texas, right? Nothing “ranch” about this one. The historical plaque provides some clues about the original owners and their architectural preferences. They apparently arrived here from Pennsylvania or were at least natives of the Keystone state. It is in Travis County, which has the city of Austin at its center. The greater Austin area is booming and local real estate prices reflect that. Had this house been in rural east Texas it might have been priced far lower but near Austin its probably a bargain right now. One thing’s for sure…none of your neighbors will have a house like this one. I like the fact that it is so intact inside. A full authentic period restoration would be possible with this one. I bet it doesn’t stay on the market too long.

  27. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    A really nice 1887, quite unique, shingle/Romanesque? Victorian in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, listed at $529K. I particularly like the curved window and inglenook in the entrance hall (photo #4) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/424-W-Price-St-Philadelphia-PA-19144/10538909_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Also in Germantown a very unique home converted to a multi-unit, said to be generating $65K per year in net income, listed at $900K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/264-W-Walnut-Ln-Philadelphia-PA-19144/2106916253_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Peter J says: 36 comments

      Both homes are amazing. Shame the second one is converted to apartments. Stunning property. Unique.

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    • StevenF says: 629 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I really like the first for the reasons you cite, plus the Dutch door! Second one makes me a little sad because even though well done, would have been a rad single family home.

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

      Wow, both show-stoppers! I agree with your comment about the first house. The second one is great for people who like older homes with tons of details, yet prefer to be renters.

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  28. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    Said to be a “General Electric New American Moto Home” (1936), this home is in swanky Greenville, DE and listed at $365K. I don’t know anything about GE Moto Homes, but surely someone in this knowledgeable community does! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1013-Overbrook-Rd-Wilmington-DE-19807/72996321_zpid/?fullpage=true

    • StevenF says: 629 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      This could be way cool. First things to be rolled back are those modern windows and faux Victorian front door?!

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 695 comments
      1875 Limestone house
      Loire Valley, France,

      There’s one that is listed by NRHP : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow_Ames_House
      https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/95000283_text

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        Well, Merci Miss Apple! Her Wikipedia link says this is one of two surviving examples of a steel and asbestos “Moto” prefabricated home, which if true would make this rarer than hens’ teeth. And this is what the “Moto” means: The houses, termed “Motohomes”, featured modular “motounits” that contained heating and plumbing equipment.[2]

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        • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 695 comments

          The issue would be (from what i deduct) that this listed house’s “prefabricated insulating panels” are still asbestos (whereas the one on Wikipedia was restored with panels mimicking the old ones but sans abestos from what I understand).

          So this listed home would be the 2nd one of the 2 last extants houses I guess…

  29. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    If you have “Philadelphia Story” fantasies (movie with Kathryn Hepburn set on the “Main Line”) here’s an amazing 1910 mansion where Kathryn would be right at home. (only $5.3 million…) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/609-Portledge-Dr-Bryn-Mawr-PA-19010/9429292_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And not to be outdone, this is a 1909 Mediterranean style Main Line mansion with incredible gardens, for the “bargain” price of 3 million. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/200-Pine-Tree-Rd-Radnor-PA-19087/9423024_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Calvin says: 8 comments

      The first one is very Yaar! Great pick.

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    • Laurie W. says: 1487 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Both very grand! I’d feel like a chatelaine just walking down the hall in the first one. Twin bathtubs too, ready for a Cialis ad.

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  30. nic says: 54 comments

    $88,000 Mississippi. 5 bedroom. 3 bath
    Only one picture (exterior)
    Like Kelley, I normally wouldn’t post something with only one picture, but the outside holds so much style and promise.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Margin-St-Grenada-MS-38901/111298071_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      The late John Clifford, a former Chicago lawyer and old house enthusiast, (as well as a personal friend) bought a Victorian house in Grenada that had been posted on Old House Dreams about a year or so before cancer ended his life. We were privileged to personally meet Mr. Clifford at his c. 1895 Victorian cottage which was just a few blocks away from this house. Old houses in Grenada seem to often be bargain priced. For anyone interested, here’s a sampling of Grenada’s impressive old house stock including some interior photos of John Clifford’s interesting 1890’s cottage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157651197211857 I agree, the Margin street house seems to have potential just looking at the outside details. Here’s the streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/8tQ2bH51TcB2

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Suggested reading, the comments, John’s comments are the “john c” ones.

        Before John bought: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/03/14/1898-grenada-ms/

        After he bought, when it was put back on the market after his passing: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/08/28/1898-grenada-ms-2/

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          John C. passed away before his time as during his “good days” he was enthusiastically still restoring his Grenada. MS, home and was having fun doing so. But he was also very pragmatic and when he understood he was losing his battle with cancer, he planned everything out to the last detail. He had made arrangements to sell the Grenada house so hopefully, someone carried on the work that he began. “John C.” was an extraordinary person of the kind you only meet a few times in life. He was sending me cheerful emails only 5 days before his passing but the will to continue in him was as strong as his character. Thanks for mentioning him, Kelly.

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  31. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    1900; $235,000. Neat staircase, plus the DR’s woodwork & flooring.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-Walnut-St-Oneonta-NY-13820/31624482_zpid/

    1915; $350,000. I like this one’s exterior (center hall colonial revival), its entrance hall & stairway, and its LR. And I *love* its DR!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/138-Kenwood-Ave-Oneida-NY-13421/30826087_zpid/

  32. ChrisICU says: 513 comments

    A friend of a friend is auctioning his historic antebellum Tennessee home. Lovely outbuildings and grounds, too. https://www.bobparksauction.com/auctions/detail/1218-w.-jefferson-pike-murfreesboro-bw31804

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  33. Echo Renner says: 3 comments

    CODY, WYOMING
    Historic Cody, Wyoming residence once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody. Over 5,000 square feet of history! Current owners operate a bed and breakfast in this historic house. Home includes 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, formal dining room, spacious great room, cozy den with fireplace, office and sunroom, in addition to a full apartment in basement. Features include gorgeous wood and tile floors, front porch and enclosed (sleeping) porch on second floor. Secluded outdoor space, 2-car garage plus a 30′ x 40′ shop. Stunning mountain views on a 1-acre lot on the edge of town with mature trees and landscaping. Own a piece of Wyoming History! Listing price $549,000.
    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/101-Robertson-St-Cody-WY-82414/93024213/detail

    CODY, WYOMING
    Nestled by pine trees, and a gorgeous yard on a large corner lot, you’ll find this lovely home filled with character from yesteryear! Front porch-south facing plant room living room & dining room have arched doorways. Wood floor in main bathroom. Home completed in 1908 Opportunity to restore or add on to this unique home! So much character!
    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/2301-Stampede-Ave-Cody-WY-82414/93535205/detail

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 374 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      Your listing description for 2301 Stampede Ave. states “you’ll find this lovely home filled with character from yesteryear!”

      Could you be more specific? I see a lot from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, but hardly anything from 1908 when the house was built. The brick exterior survives, but that’s about it.

  34. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Cleveland anyone? Here’s a large but faded c. 1890 house in an area that was once a fine residential district priced at only $65,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3290-E-55th-St-Cleveland-OH-44127/33411543_zpid/?fullpage=true It was converted to a multi family rental sometime in the past but sounds like the area is improving and it may lend itself well to going back to a single family dwelling. Those old radiators are very interesting. Bet there are other period details not shown in the listing as well. Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/zrFXQr4z7vt Directly across the street is a derelict looking double towered Queen Anne that according to a fellow old house enthusiast from Lakewood, OH, was designed by renowned Cleveland Victorian era architect Fenimore Bate. The deteriorated towered home has been in that condition for as long as I can remember. I’m truly surprised it remains standing but I know my acquaintance in Lakewood has surely made local preservationists aware of its pedigreed provenance. If the listing language can be believed, the Broadway area is now improving. It might be a good area for those looking for the urban pioneering experience. Nearby Ohio City went through a long period of decline but was recognized by some brave urban pioneer types and is now a destination for tourists who want to see 19th century Cleveland architecture. Regrettably, Cleveland’s fabled Euclid Avenue, a four mile long stretch of some of the grandest Victorian mansions in the U.S. has all but completely vanished but areas like Broadway still can be saved. I really like that there’s still a residential context around this property which increases its appeal. All due diligence and research should be conducted by anyone considering this property and neighborhood. Sometimes, all it takes is one house being restored to begin a neighborhood turnaround.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 374 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      Great find, John! This is a fascinating house; I only wish there were more photos. You are absolutely correct that “Sometimes, all it takes is one house being restored to begin a neighborhood turnaround.” Hopefully, this house will be that kind of house!

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    • SuzyQ says: 51 comments

      I have never seen radiators like that. Those were awesome. I wonder how many other wonderful things are in this house.

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    • SD says: 43 comments

      The art deco bank? building across the street is very impressive. I don’t know what Jednota means but it sounds eastern european.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        I saw that too. As Art Deco or 1930’s Moderne goes, it’s architecturally impressive. This small residential area is sandwiched between downtown and commercial warehouse/factory areas. I think because of the location, property values have probably bottomed out and are now slowly headed back up. The commercial mix interspersed between the residential pockets could lead to some interesting and appealing redevelopment as well as renovations and restorations. I’m surprised more investors aren’t active in the neighborhood because I’ve seen such urban neighborhoods transition in a few years into trendy coveted locations. I wish I had a crystal ball to see how this (Broadway District?) area will evolve in the coming years.

    • Gwenn says: 107 comments

      I work very close to Ohio City/ Tremont, about 5 minutes down the street from the famous West Side Market. The area is much different than when I was growing up, still some patchy areas though. But the whole city is full of wonderful old home, both in Cleveland, and the surrounding near suburbs such as Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, and Rocky River.

  35. ChrisICU says: 513 comments

    Lovely Newport News VA Federal Revival from the 1930’s. 1.4 million.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/19-Museum-Dr_Newport-News_VA_23601_M51880-87117

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  36. ChrisICU says: 513 comments

    Time coming for ski season in Vermont! MCM rustic overlooking Stratton. 1.8M https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25-Mountain-Haunts-Road-Rd-Winhall-VT-05340/2091662100_zpid/

  37. Russell Noble says: 1 comments

    Lovely front to back split level built in 1961 in Munroe Falls, OH priced at $165,480
    https://teresafiorentino.howardhanna.com/Property/Detail/416-Cathy-Dr-Munroe-Falls-OH-44262/NorthernOH/4040235

  38. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Just posted a home in Jasper, Arkansas and found this one. A newer one but so interesting, had to share. It’s a home built into a bluff. $289,900 on over 80 acres, 1700 square feet.

    http://jerryjacksonrealty.com/mls/details/137813

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Rustic and Artistic. But this one of a kind house is definitely someone’s vision and will need a buyer who shares that vision to become the next owner. Seems reasonably priced for what is offered. Thanks for sharing.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 695 comments
      1875 Limestone house
      Loire Valley, France,

      amazing!!

    • Angie boldly going nowhere says: 18 comments

      Wow! Never seen anything like this before! What an adventure it would be to explore it!

  39. AnonMouse says: 5 comments

    I’m pretty sure this mid-century/ranch house hasn’t had an interior update since it was built in 1974: https://www.redfin.com/OR/Eugene/3944-S-Ridge-Dr-97405/home/26114776

    Eugene, Oregon has some real fun mid-century time-capsule houses. I love seeing these and really hope that due to the high-quality of the interior and good repair of the exterior that this property isn’t gutted. This price point ($550,000) certainly puts it out of the range of flippers even if this location is prime!

  40. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    This is one of my listings, a 1970 mid-century modern on a wooded acre with what is to me an Asian vibe. It needs a good bit of work, but its renovated value is $400K plus. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/419-Ringneck-Ln-Lancaster-PA-17601/9753394_zpid/?fullpage=true&view=public

  41. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 695 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    I know these are multi-million properties (still well below what NYC townhouses cost most of the time once they have been renovated – open and bland and modern), but I love NYC rowhouses so much, and these 2 Brooklynites need TLC and have amazing woodwork, floors, built-ins and fireplaces:

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/brooklyn/1187-dean-st-brooklyn-ny-11216–2009702308
    https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/brooklyn/298-park-pl-brooklyn-ny-11238–2009892088

    This one has amazing overmantles and trim and still the old kitchen stove: https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/brooklyn/105-macdonough-st-thownhouse-brooklyn-ny-11216–194274

    And this NYC church is gorgeous inside: https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/new-york/345-e-4th-st-1-new-york-ny-10009–2359639183

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  42. KarenZ says: 816 comments
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    Hi everyone!Hope that everyone in OHD Land is doing well this week!
    Kelly, I have to thank you for suggesting the book, “Storybook Style” to another member (sorry, I can’t remember who). I just got it yesterday and have been going through the pictures a bunch until I can focus on the written part! I LOVE it and it’s my first Architectural book! Thanks so much for that and for all that you do for us!

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  43. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Here’s a c. 1875 mansard roofed Second Empire in the Ohio town of Ravenna (northeastern Ohio not far from Akron) priced at just under $80,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/430-Cleveland-Rd-Ravenna-OH-44266/35170059_zpid/?fullpage=true Although there is substitute siding added to the exterior and the porch columns are turn of the last century Classical versions, the interior appears to be relatively intact. Some recent drywall work is evident in the kitchen and a basement photo shows a partially dismantled chimney. The house seems much larger than the modest 2,272 sq. feet in the listing. Second Empires are becoming scarce especially those which appear to be livable but are not excessively altered or modernized. Streetview shows what appears to be a fairly stable neighborhood: https://goo.gl/maps/GxW5bA5zkd12 With some elbow grease and a little imagination I think this could become an outstanding period home.

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  44. JimHJimH says: 3808 comments
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    Mi Sueno (My Dream) was a 1915 Spanish Revival conconction of Bertram Goodhue for banker Herbert Coppell. Divided in the 1950’s, both sections of the house have been restored, and the smaller south wing is for sale:
    http://evensarc.com/project/mi-sue-o
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Pasadena-CA/20860438_zpid

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  45. KarenZ says: 816 comments
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    Just spent a good while on this site and I just had to share!
    http://definition.org/worst-home-renovation-fails/ and http://definition.org/architect-fails/

    I’m home alone and I just woke the cat with my laughing!

  46. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Here’s an 1873 Italianate mansion in the town of Norwalk, Ohio, which is about 60 miles southwest of Cleveland and it is offered at $359,000. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/166-W-Main-St-Norwalk-OH-44857/34444549_zpid/?fullpage=true Some of the interior details are exquisite and its rare to see interior gilding although it was not accidental that the later Victorian era was called The Gilded Age. There are several bed and breakfast establishments and other mansions nearby (streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/LaH6Qn63WmK2 ) so this must have been the town’s Millioniares’ Row at the turn of the last century. I’m not a huge fan of Victorian Italianates but I like this one. it’s been on the market for a while, so my apologies if its been shared before.

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