October 19, 2018: Link Exchange

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

    I’ve talked about A Field Guide to American Houses, The Elements of Style and last weeks American Architecture: Illustrated Encyclopedia, today’s book recommendation are for those wondering about the pretty parts. Wallpaper, carpet, tiles, fabric, floors, paints. Over 2000 color photos, covering the 16th to late 20th century. Check it out on Amazon (you can click the book photo above) and click their “Look Inside” to view a few sample pages of the contents.

    Today’s old house photo…I’ve long passed when I may accidently post an old photo I’ve already featured and don’t remember. I wrote myself a note on the back of this and I don’t know if it was from a previous post or when I was researching the photo year(s) ago. “Maybe on Prospect St or E Orange St.” “Colie family son, Fred.”

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    • SharonSharon says: 275 comments
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      Sedalia, MO

      Some of the writing is tough to make out but the phrase “sehr heirs” is actually “sehr heiss”: German for “very hot,” as in “Kelly is sehr heiss!”

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

        Thanks, I wondered what the heck that really said. I have trouble making out “z” and “s” in old timey writing. 😀

  2. Julie C. says: 115 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand.

    This home is in Coatesville which is just 25 minutes northwest of the main city of Auckland. I hesitated to show it because it’s interior is more modern but I decided to in the end because the house’s exterior is so gorgeous and so are the views.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3419043

    This house in Auckland has potential to be restored and show more of it’s original features and by Auckland standards the current owners have left it relatively unscathed. Sadly, I will bet the farm that whoever buys it will turn it into a modern, monochrome showcase with all the personality of a hospital room.

    https://www.oneroof.co.nz/1-counsel-terrace-auckland-1196037#lg=1&slide=9

    This home in Dunedin has good character and a central location. It also has a flat to help pay the mortgage. As Dunedin is home to the University of Otago you wouldn’t have any trouble renting it out either.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3401299

    I love this cottage in the trendy Auckland seaside suburb of Devonport. It is just the right size, has some of the original kauri wood walls, fireplace and stained glass windows.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3390946

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

    1793 Laplace, LA
    Woodland Plantation: Built in late 1700’s and expanded throughout the 1890’s. Recent historic renovation reverted 1950’s build-out back to 1890’s floor plan. Site of German Coast Slave Rebellion (1811) and Birthplace of Kid Ory (1889). Expansive floor plan with 10′ porches front and back. Large partially finished attic. All original details preserved/restored. 8 fireplaces. Floors 80% 1 -1/8″ thick cypress – 20% pine. Frame all original cypress. French door entry to every room.

    Beautiful and simple. I would love to live here.

    https://www.instagram.com/raised_creole/

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/2087661318_zpid/30.115656,-90.400314,30.005862,-90.565796_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

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

    1917 Brick New Orleans
    EMILE WEIL DESIGNED HOME NEAR AUDUBON PARK – This Classic 1917 home designed by the Architect of the SAENGER THEATER has most details intact. Orig Wood floors, Pocket doors, brass hardware, 10ft ceilings, crown molding, orig. pedestal sinks, working Fireplace w/ Gorgeous Mantel. Lots of light thru orig. windows w/ 4-pane transoms.

    I love the exterior. The Interior, I wonder what it looked like 100 years ago?
    Was it this bright and polished looking?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7225-Saint-Charles-Ave-New-Orleans-LA-70118/73843416_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=2abd63d7-db3f-4922-b9e7-9e4d52f585c0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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

      Love the sunroom.

      Don’t forget to include prices. 🙂

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 309 comments
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        1980 board & batten modern

        1,500,000
        🙂 sorry, I think more about the houses as an admirer and not as a buyer, but it is good to have the price because that is part of entire story.

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    • Mike says: 53 comments

      Wow, that’s beautiful.

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

      I too love the exterior! Really pretty house! Presently the interior is light & sunny, which I also really like. If the wooodwork hadn’t been painted, don’t know how light & cheery it would still be… would prob depend on if left a natural color or stained dark.

  5. Mike says: 53 comments

    Happy Friday!

    Here’s a relative bargain in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, built 1890, for $795K. The house next door belongs to Louis Farrakhan. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4847-S-Woodlawn-Ave-Chicago-IL-60615/159464782_zpid/

    A beauty in South Shore (also Chicago) from 1918, another relative bargain in the Jackson Park Highlands historic district. Don’t know why the listing doesn’t show the actual front of the house, alas. $369K
    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/6901-S-Euclid-Ave-60649/home/13926807

    And lastly, my childhood house in Des Plaines (a suburb). $275K, from 1923. The photos don’t show an enormous oak tree in the front yard that an arborist estimated as dating from the 1700s.
    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Des-Plaines/1220-S-River-Rd-60018/home/13659611

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

    Sneak peek! I should start posting next week, this weekend I’ll be testing one or two posts there.

    https://ohdoverseas.com/

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    • SharonSharon says: 275 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Sedalia, MO

      Wow! That is a beautiful new website! Love it, Kelly!

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

      What fun! It will be a learning experience for most of us, I would imagine.

      You ROCK!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

      Looking good! And the charming house pic you’ve chosen (at least for now) as the home page pic will certainly draw people in. 👍🏼

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    • KevinONeill says: 123 comments
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      1884 Victorian Cottage
      St Paul, MN

      Very cool Kelly. The font even looks European, I cant wait for the postings.

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

      Holy olives! I’ve been browsing Italy tonight…what in the heck, there are so many places with original paintings/murals and details that make me cry. Come on lottery, I need me an Italian castle! Next week is going to be bonkers with French AND Italian everything on the new site, just wait, you’ll need to order some smelling salts ammonia inhalant ampoules just to get through one post.

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    • ScottyP says: 19 comments

      Love, love, love it!

    • ReneeV says: 22 comments

      Loved the pink bathroom sink and potty, wonder if they kept the tub too? Sure hope so. Great house!

  7. JKleeb says: 124 comments

    The new website looks very slick-very nice!

  8. Maureen Sullivan says: 1 comments

    https://www.corcoran.com/nyc-real-estate/for-sale/ward-hill/226-ward-avenue/5572306

    Built 1870 – Staten Island NY – $699,000

    • JKleeb says: 124 comments

      Great house—first things I would do is explore opening fireplaces and paint stripping.

  9. CharlesB says: 374 comments

    Woodstown, NJ–the David Bassett House of 1755 (with later Victorian additions), priced at $60,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/298-Bailey-St_Woodstown_NJ_08098_M52887-64378?view=qv

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

      Don’t judge a book…yada yada. I kept seeing this one in searches but would never check it out. This is one reason I love the shares here, makes me look at houses I didn’t look at before. But drats, shows off market already!

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

    First, I really like the subject house. That is one outstanding Italianate. It is interesting to note that the postcard was apparently sent by someone experiencing boredom. We must keep in mind this was well before Television and home videos. Even radio wasn’t common until the later 1920’s. But there were many periodicals being published back in those days and many families had pianos, organs, and musical instruments for entertainment. Conversations were an art form and reading for knowledge was admired. Although our culture has changed a lot from those days, we can at least admire the surviving houses from that era. Thanks for sharing.

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

    Here’s an interesting c. 1870’s vernacular Italianate style house in Guysville in eastern Ohio for $89,900: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6971-State-Route-329-Guysville-OH-45735/84531545_zpid/?fullpage=true The listing says: “perfect for student or employee housing for Ohio University being only 15 minutes away.” There are various period artifacts shown in the 50 photos but I find the basement photo of the 1870’s No. 336 Gurney Soft Coal Burner being interesting for its novelty. The listing indicates central cooling as well. Another photo shows an antique photo of the property. Two bathrooms, six bedrooms at 3,336 square feet. Streetview from 2007 only available: https://goo.gl/maps/CKVsbqXZeX22 Although unincorporated, the tiny town of Guysville was platted in 1836 and had a post office by 1838.

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  12. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

    1931, $1,695,000. Large stone center hall colonial revival; personally, I rather like the new kitchen, has a pantry, panelled study with cute windowseat alcove, lovely tiled bathrooms.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/120-Overhill-Rd-Bronxville-NY-10708/33013167_zpid/

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    • Julie C. says: 115 comments

      What an absolutely superb example of one of my favourite styles of home. The stone exterior really ups the appeal too.

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  13. StevenF says: 629 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

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

    1. An interesting 1912 Gambrel roofed beauty in Batesville, IN for $334K. I’m a sucker for gambrel roofs and this one does not disappoint. I particularly like the half-timbered exterior, the (oval?) den, and the huge bay in the dining room. I would love to see what’s under that omnipresent green carpet.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/507-N-Walnut-St-Batesville-IN-47006/124616298_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. Thanks to a book recommendation by Kelly, I’ve learned that the depression put an end to most Story Book home builds. This 1929 example in Cincinnati for $289K possesses a few Story Book hallmarks like the recessed arched front door and steep gables. Despite the updated kitchen, there’s still enough old house here to have fun with. Hardest part would be how to retro-fitting a central AC system in a sympathetic way.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/118-Glenmary-Ave-Cincinnati-OH-45220/34260933_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. Another Cincinnati Story Book, much more rehabbed and, at $749K, much more expensive. The turret and recessed arched door, as well as the steep roof are Story Book characteristic here.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/185-Linden-Dr-Cincinnati-OH-45215/34379228_zpid/?fullpage=true

    4. A (almost) fourth Cincinnati Story Book for $425K which is also leaning toward Tudor. I’m calling it a Story Book because of the patchy transitional stonework on the front chimney which is a big Story Book identifier. The half timbering around the front door is another clue.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1138-Salisbury-Dr-Cincinnati-OH-45226/34202973_zpid/?fullpage=true

    5. Lastly, an updated Mediterranean in Columbus, OH for $624K. Some of the updates are a little puzzling, like the rustic brick fireplace in the dining room, but I included this one because of the cool ceiling in the living room. Thank goodness it and the original tile fireplace still survive.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-W-Jeffrey-Pl-Columbus-OH-43214/33878347_zpid/?fullpage=true

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

      Both #2 & 3 are cool, but I’d put dibs on #3 – if I had the $$! Among a myriad of really nice features, the bedroom with the turret alcove & the stairway with its cool landing would grab me. Lovely outside areas, too. Really very nice!
      House #5… I like how the art deco archway in that one bath goes with the LR’s ceiling.

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

      I like houses no. 2 and 3 — especially 2. Hansel & Gretel houses, both.

    • Sandy B says: 332 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      I love #3 and #5, and would be very happy in either, even though neither are my cherished 17-18th-century favorites…..guess I’d have to make it work 💁‍♀️

  14. Glen says: 45 comments

    Here is a house steeped in Utah History, The Wallace Family were family friends of my grandparents, i remember visiting this house when i was a kid. Did not look anything like it does now. After Francene Glenn Walker Wallace died in late 80’s the home was purchased by well known Orthopedic surgeon Loni Paulos who did the restoration & many changes to the home. I have visited it several times over the years and the pictures do not do this place any justice at all. It is truly breathtaking in person.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2520-E-Walker-Ln_Salt-Lake-City_UT_84117_M17809-52097?view=qv

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    • Randy C says: 382 comments

      Pretty sure my orthopedic surgeon could afford this extravagance. What a beautiful setting and so many wonderful details. This is truly the stuff dreams are made of, at least mine.

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

      Okay, I don’t think I’ve looked at a listing that had as many outloud exclaimations as this house inspired. Holy Moly! The house (mansion!) is stunning, and I literally choked on my coffee when I saw the carriage house.

      While I can’t imagine living in a place like this, it is most definitely the stuff of dreams…. and that’s why we’re here, right?!

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  15. cheryl plato says: 179 comments

    Howdy All, Happy Friday! Got a few to share before checking yours out:

    1808 center chimney Cape Cod with 50 acres 200K in Farmington NH. Stone wall markers, original fireplaces antique pot belly stoves, an ancient cemetery plot…
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/580-Sheepboro-Rd_Farmington_NH_03835_M46848-12616?view=qv

    1839 post and beam Cape in Alstead NH for 105K.. simple and beautiful nice gardens too
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8-River-St_Alstead_NH_03602_M49728-53374?view=qv

    1785 Deering NH farmhouse 4.5 ac 164K, very few updates, stone markers, beautiful setting

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/753-Deering-Center-Rd_Deering_NH_03244_M41382-57098?view=qv

    1790 Wentworth NH colonial with 5 acres and too much charm for 119K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/586-Atwell-Hill-Rd_Wentworth_NH_03282_M45078-53102?view=qv

    225K 9 acre 1870 Mt. Vernon MO farmhouse with beautiful land gardens, brick work, ship lap, tin roof, original lights…..
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12885-Lawrence-2155_Mount-Vernon_MO_65712_M74939-91804?view=qv

    1907 charming cottage Victorian in Springfield MO 80K love the exterior paint job
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1019-W-Webster-St_Springfield_MO_65802_M89276-29183?view=qv

    183K Viroqua WI Victorian with stained glass, leaded glass, gorgeous woodwork(yes painted white)
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/322-E-Court-St_Viroqua_WI_54665_M89428-18676?view=qv

    1900 Painesville OH Victorian 134K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/380-S-State-St_Painesville_OH_44077_M36285-54662#photo0

    Finally my 2 super bargains(?) of the week chosen mainly for the beauty of their land and exteriors as interiors might be quite a mess, but oh so much potential:
    1890 post and beam cabin 49K Walpole NH with beautiful stone chimney and marker fences
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/46-Old-Cheshire-Tpke_Walpole_NH_03608_M34985-16423?view=qv

    finally Crossville TN 1893 stone cabin with an acre, stacked stone pillars, needs work! but awesome 25K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4325-Chestnut-Hill-Rd_Crossville_TN_38571_M89795-89585?view=qv

    Have a great weekend all!

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

    1938; $335,000. Described as “neoclassical colonial.” Rather elegant, yet comfortable looking. I would close the wall between the kitchen & DR back up (a pass-through w. counter has been created).
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22-Holly-Ave-Northfield-MA-01360/56984958_zpid/

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

      Livable nice house. I agree a million % about acing that pass-through. It’s much too formal a house for that treatment, and what’s wrong with ROOMS in a house???

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

        In complete agreement! Plus, if the kitchen is still a mess after meal prep, who wants to sit down to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner in the DR, able to see through to the messy kitchen?!? Pas moi!

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      • DeniseLynn says: 170 comments

        Agree 100% with “what’s wrong with rooms.” I simply don’t get the open floor plan concept that has taken over all the home shows and new home plans. I don’t get the people that need a constant sight line to watch their kids 24/7. I don’t want to listen to what other people are watching on tv if I’m cooking. And they probably wouldn’t want to hear the the sink, blender, or pots & pans clanging. Do all those people who say, “It’s perfect for entertaining” really do that much entertaining? I want rooms to escape, to read, to have a quiet break. I want to close the door to the the kitchen mess as noted above or to tv noise or children’s playing. I like the coziness of rooms – – that’s part of the charm of an old house. One of my favorite things about this site is the number of people who say, “I wouldn’t change a thing.” It’s good to know there are kindred spirits out there that don’t want to demo every wall.

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        • JKleeb says: 124 comments

          With a separate room for the kitchen, if you need to speak privately with your significant other/spouse/partner etc. during your dinner party you say “I need to talk to you in the kitchen”. In open concept “I need to talk to you in the bedroom or bathroom” just doesn’t sound right.

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          • Sandy B says: 332 comments
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            2001 craftsman farmhouse
            Bainbridge Island, WA

            Well said JKleeb!!
            I have a feeling all this “open concept” business will grow tired at some point and walls will return to favor…..hope so anyway.

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        • Joe says: 536 comments

          It appears to me that the tech revolution has created a generation that has little sense of what privacy is or even means. Their entire disposable income is devoted to keeping up with the latest technology. It seems to me that things like art, style, and design have gone by the wayside due to the financial constraints of keeping up with so many changes. Open concept houses hide the fact that there is so little of interest to see in their lives. I know that there must be many young people whose lifestyles are exceptions to this apparent trend, but it looks to me that it is the current fashion. This is a thought that I have increasingly often. I don’t get it. Maybe their is no fault in it, maybe the fault is in me. Fortunately, fashions change.

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          • DeniseLynn says: 170 comments

            That’s a very interesting theory about technology severing our ties to privacy in the home. I’ll definitely be discussing that this week. I’ve always blamed our education system for not teaching art history which would cover architecture and furniture design etc. Neither is there any mention of aesthetics. If you grow up seeing nothing but big box architecture and homes and condos that just feature a garage door, how do you ever learn about periods of design? (I say the same thing about music appreciation also, but that, as we used to say, is a whole other Oprah.)

    • StevenF says: 629 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Nice house, but you’re right; that pass-through’s gotta go!

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

        👍🏼 Yep! It may be convenient, but aesthetically… another story!

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

    This is a lot of plantation house and acreage for $475,000 in Shubuta, MS. Just the way I like it, not restored but lived in, with furnishings which look like they may have been there for many years. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5385-County-Road-610-Shubuta-MS-39360/110938748_zpid/?fullpage=true

    If you like old homes and your Significant Other likes 1970’s, here is one you can both agree on: $391,500 in Holly Springs, MS https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/485-Salem-Ave-Holly-Springs-MS-38635/2094248678_zpid/?fullpage=true

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

      The first house is SO beautiful from the front! The entire place has a nostalgic feeling, almost as if it’s already in the past, but much loved and lived in. Built with breezes on hot summer days in mind, with deep windows and enfilade. I love the property and outbuildings too.

    • JimHJimH says: 3808 comments
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      Lots of furniture, acreage and history, Langsdale Plantation is a beautiful and haunting story:

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/05/05/c-1855-greek-revival-shubuta-ms/

      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 485 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        Thanks for that link, JimH. Lots of interesting information there, with several digressions!

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

    Quite a lot of Italianate loveliness in Vicksburg, MS, with elaborate plasterwork, for $875,000 (includes rental cottages). https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2309-Pearl-St-Vicksburg-MS-39180/78100192_zpid/?fullpage=true

    In Grenada, MS, $369,000 can buy you a lot of antebellum home complete with Vitrolite tile in a bathroom. I really like the (relative) simplicity of this one. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/501-Margin-St-Grenada-MS-38901/111298196_zpid/?fullpage=true

    At $174,900 this spacious 1881 home in Wesson, MS is not “remuddled” and has a lot of authentic charm. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1027-Beech-St-Wesson-MS-39191/87869857_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Sandy B says: 332 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Love the Grenada house……it’s lovely. It looks to be in pristine condition. The kitchen is cozy and an appropriate upgrade. And the taxes are super low….!

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  19. CoraCora says: 1803 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1946. My hubby and I are staying here tonight, on our way back from Kansas. It’s like stepping back in time; a WONDERFUL vintage motel that has been meticulously cared for. Vintage tile bathrooms, 1950s furniture, wonderful original office and gift shop. Absolutely amazing. So. Much. Fun. $825K

    Lebanon, MO:
    https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1336-E-Route-66-Lebanon-MO/12195291/

    Here’s a link to the motel website:
    https://mungermoss.com/

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      COOL! Look at those bathrooms, what a fun looking place!

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      • CoraCora says: 1803 comments
        OHD Supporter & Moderator

        Clinton, TN

        Omg Kelly this is the best one I’ve ever seen, and we ALWAYS stay in the vintage motels. The owner, Ramona, checked us in. I’d guess she is 80. I’ll see if I can post a pic of our room. The furniture is perfect, 1950s, and there are Route 66 photos on the walls. Absolutely perfect.

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

          Such a terrific place! The old tv’s knock me out, and the bathrooms are fabulous! I hope she sells it to an enthusiast for a good price!

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  20. Sandy B says: 332 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    C. 1783, Winchester, New Hampshire,
    $287,706
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/369-Back-Ashuelot-Rd-Winchester-NH-03470/221750962_zpid/?utm_source=Yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=addresssearch

    My style and period……love this house….perfect size and condition Beautifully furnished with much looking just like mine. The tax history is a little mysterious, unless they have a senior break or something.

  21. Anne M. says: 507 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Hopkinton, MA

    Hi, all!
    1928 in West Springfield, MA listed as a “colonial” for $239,000, check out the balcony overlooking the living room!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/27-Upper-Beverly-Hls_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M49646-08615#photo29
    1919 in Longmeadow, MA listed for 329,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/38-Hazelwood-Ave_Longmeadow_MA_01106_M41314-17255?ex=MA614366213#photo1
    I know we’ve seen this one before (I recognized the green & pink tile bath) – it is a puzzle. It is dated 1921, but I would hazard a guess it was built around a much older house. The price has dropped considerably since it was first listed in 2016. In Lunenburg, MA for $450,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/256-Northfield-Rd-Lunenburg-MA-01462/57610831_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • StevenF says: 629 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Wow outstanding choices! Number three is a puzzle; why so much house for so little? It’s amazing.

      • Sandy B says: 332 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Well….such a huge house costs a lot to maintain and even be able to use fully. Plus, did you notice the taxes?…..pretty steep.

        • zoomey says: 436 comments

          A buyer could ask that the seller have the house reassessed before the sale, so the taxes would go downnfrom $16k. The house is assessed at about $800k, but the asking price is $450k, so the taxes should be much lower.
          It’s a puzzle to me why so much house for so little, but the current owners paid only $45k for the house (family sale, perhaps?). It’s very nice house overall, but the kitchen needs updating. And there’s a lot of maintenance cost in such an enormous house. Not to mention heating it in the MA winters.

          • Joseph says: 301 comments

            In many places assessments are done town-wide at certain intervals. If the last assessment was done during a real-estate boom, that could account. Also, desireability is not taken into account as much as physical statistics (square footage, number of bathrooms, etc.).

            Sale price on individual house not necessarily a reason for lowering assessment unless there was some change in the property, or the assessment was out of line with other property assessments.

  22. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 722 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Stagecoach/house in Aurora, NY.
    My first time posting from phone, hope it comes through.
    *Fixer*

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2955-State-Route-34B_Aurora_NY_13026_M37113-22287

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    • Cejay says: 14 comments

      Beautiful set of buildings!thanks for posting.

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    • JimHJimH says: 3808 comments
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      Thanks – at that price, I’ll take it and everything in it!
      A great old place with 200 years of history, part of the Sherwood Equal Rights Historic District. These buildings were owned and expanded by Miss Emily Howland as part of her school, and played an important role in her causes: women’s rights, civil rights, temperance and education. It’s sad to see the condition they’re in.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwood_Equal_Rights_Historic_District
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Howland
      http://www.howlandstonestore.org/

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      • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 722 comments
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        1885 Italianate.
        MI

        I forgot to add the price in, thanks for all that info Jim, very interesting!!!

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 183 comments

      Absolutely fascinating and wonderful! The realtor who took the photos clearly appreciates the appeal of this old place. (Whoever you are, we need a lot more of you!) Great post, peeweebc!

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

      Wow! All kinds of cool stuff to see!

      Does anyone know the term for those nifty shelf/awning thingys above the windows?

      I can really identify with this place at the moment. I’m right in the middle of a major rebuild of my pantry and bathroom…. just starting framing in the new exterior wall yesterday. I have an open air bathroom! *grin*

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

    1938 American Legion Hall, Gatesville NC, ready to be converted into the coziest cottage in town. $39, 500.

    Columbus NC – kind of MCM, at any rate, a unique attractive house, 1971, $990K.

  24. MichaelH says: 11 comments
    Columbus, OH

    Tudor Revival w/ Neo-Classic details c. 1888 in Columbus, Ohio;$549,900 “located in the Hamilton Park Historic District on double boulevard surrounded by other grand homes great view of downtown stunning woodwork grand staircase”

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Columbus-OH/house_type/2112425509_zpid/10920_rid/1800-1960_built/39.973692,-82.961358,39.960108,-82.984082_rect/15_zm/0_mmm/

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

      Wow! Look at all of that beautiful (& not too dark!) woodwork! And that staircase landing with its huge decorative windows, with more in the bathroom. And the pargeted ceilings. And that large sleeping porch! Bye-bye carpeting, hello flooring (I’m assuming lovely) underneath!

    • ChrisICU says: 513 comments

      Such a beautifule home! If only I could live in OH.

    • zoomey says: 436 comments

      I’d buy that house for the bathroom alone. Wish they’d show the other bathrooms. Hope someone buys it and reclaims its history as a single family home. Beautiful woodwork and ceilings. Sigh. It even has some original kitchen cabinets left. Stunning.

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

      Fine home that appears to have had a major makeover in the Teens or early Twenties. Only the footprint/massing indicates the 1880’s version but it’s still a grand house by any standard. It also seems reasonably priced for Columbus which generally has higher property values than found in other communities in Ohio.

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

    1900; $319,000. The woodwork, stairway & entry hall, stained glass, & upstairs front porch.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/208-S-Broad-St-Sackets-Harbor-NY-13685/30553632_zpid/

    • zoomey says: 436 comments

      Not enough old left in it for me, but nonetheless beautiful, and in a wonderful location close to the water. I love the tower and all the things you mentioned about it. Wish it had 1920s bathrooms!!

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

    1904, $249,000. Curb appeal, pantry, sort of unusual corner cabinet in DR, some original kitchen cabinetry, neat carriage house/garage…
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/131-Mullin-St-Watertown-NY-13601/60561548_zpid/

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    • DeniseLynn says: 170 comments

      Well maintained home. That all wood butler’s pantry is just lovely. I have serious butler’s pantry envy.

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

      Characteristic features here found in Queen Anne style houses built after 1900. Where towers or turrets remained, they often took on a more horizontal emphasis than the tall slender Queen Anne versions built in the late 1880’s to middle 1890’s. A shame that the hardwood staircase and millwork are painted; they could very well be made of quarter-sawn Oak or another furniture grade hardwood. However, nice period details remain throughout the house. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Joe says: 536 comments

    I am looking at OHD on my Amazon fire tablet while on vacation. It is a shock to my system compared to the 48″ screen on my TV that I use as my computer monitor at home.

  28. Melissa says: 2 comments

    1892 $1,400,000 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10221-NE-Mattey-Ln-Mcminnville-OR-97128/2089296978_zpid

    My parents deeply regret passing up this home 30 years ago 🙂

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  29. MandaMalice says: 17 comments

    I soooo need more info on this place:
    https://www.har.com/2030-deaf-smith-street/sale_WFARTX-150840
    That yard!

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

      I have no reason to doubt the claim of this being the oldest brick home in Vernon said to date from 1886. Online sources indicate the origins of the present town date to about 1880. The house is essentially an Italianate style brick home under the stucco, The “Eastlake” newel post seen in the interior photo is appropriate for the original period while many other details appear to date from later times. The boxy Craftsman/Bungalow columns appear to date from the Teens or Twenties as do some of the windows throughout the house. The round outbuilding may have been a well house, cistern, or Springhouse and the barn/carriage house is constructed in a board and batten manner which was popular in the 1880’s. There’s probably a lot of Vernon history witnessed within the walls of this house. An early photo, if available, might show the original configuration and outside appearance of this early Vernon, Texas, Italianate Victorian home. According to Wikipedia, the population of Vernon did not surpass 3,000 until 1910. Here’s some early Vernon postcards on the Tex Gen Web site: http://www.txgenweb.org/postcards/vernon.html I would think local historians would have a fair amount of information about this rare early Vernon survivor.

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  30. JimHJimH says: 3808 comments
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    A beautiful stained and bullseye glass window
    https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISijyyqgspo62t0000000000.jpg

    Interesting house too – Utica NY $250k
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Clinton-Pl-Utica-NY-13501/2087981574_zpid

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

      I’ve driven by this house; nice to see its inside. And I agree, that window is beautiful! – looks like it may be the one above the oriel window.

      • JimHJimH says: 3808 comments
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        I don’t know Utica, but I saw this impressive street view a block away:
        https://goo.gl/maps/ciTqceH8Lt72

        Some great architecture has been lost there. I remember a photo of the Historical Society building that was torn down years ago.
        http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/oneida/postcards/ohsoc.jpg

        Kinda related, the huge Buffalo State Asylum has been rehabbed and is winning preservation awards after 10 years of work. An amazing place designed by H.H. Richardson with landscape by Olmsted & Vaux.
        https://savingplaces.org/awards
        https://richardson-olmsted.com/

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        • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

          That street view is Genesee Street, Utica’s main street. Yes, lots of cool buildings – older in this particular section, then as one goes down the street (southwest) there are later ones built in the 1910’s – 1930’s, with a few newer ones thrown in. Most of all of them are now doctor, dental, lawyer, financial, etc. offices instead of homes. Although a bunch do have living areas on their second floors.

          The Oneida Co. Historical Society is now housed (and slightly renamed) in a former church on Genesee St.
          https://www.oneidacountyhistory.org

          And the last example in your post… good!

  31. Tony Bianchini says: 1 comments

    Sprawling 1960 Ranch House on 2 acres, in Childress, TX:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1024-US-Highway-83-N_Childress_TX_79201_M81811-15590?view=qv

    “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” country.

  32. RonnieH says: 74 comments

    Medford, Oregon. $223,000. 1910 Craftsman, 3 bedroom, 1 bath.
    Lovely older home I toured yesterday.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Medford-OR/pmf,pf_pt/48340751_zpid/5891_rid/1700-1930_built/42.524748,-122.4749,42.086503,-123.213044_rect/10_zm/?

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

    1935 Norman Revival style house in Cincinnati, Ohio: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3573-Bayard-Dr-Cincinnati-OH-45208/34210205_zpid/?fullpage=true Not cheap being priced right at $1.1 million but this is anything but run of the mill. It features a large 1.31 acre lot and beautiful landscaping. Truly a striking home. Noted that it has been on the market for 179 days so hope this is not a re-post. (my apologies if it has been shared before) Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/or6qqAGs6E12 It’s in a neighborhood of other fine mansion grade homes.

  34. CoraCora says: 1803 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1870. Farmhouse and 27 gorgeous East TN acres. This is just a couple miles from my house! No interior pics but maybe some of the OHD powers that be can find some. $300K

    Clinton, TN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/40780317_zpid/

  35. A Davis says: 29 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3009591_zpid/

    Saint Louis, MO
    7935 sq ft
    7bed 7bath
    $1.4mil

    A 1911 mansion that has recently been redone. I do like it a lot. But it’s not really a house for this site.

    I am linking this because I haven’t seen this before. There’s a radiator bread warmer in the kitchen in picture 8. I wasn’t sure what it was and guessed on a Google search and was right.

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

    Rachel, thanks for locating this example of one of Geo. Barber’s most popular designs. This house has been “revised and expanded” over time like the Barber catalogs it came from. However, the original Barber design comes through clearly. I appreciate you sharing.

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

    Perfect example of “don’t judge a book by its cover” (of vinyl siding). Go past the weird gigantic columns (would love to see what the house looked like originally). Beautiful and uncommon doors and trim to be seen there:

    Franklin, IN, $89,900 : https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1156-E-Clinton-St-Frankfort-IN-46041/85147988_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  38. vreyes25vreyes25 says: 11 comments
    NJ

    This house is one of my favorites in the City of Bayonne, NJ. Always loved it. It’s actually a few blocks away from where I live and it’s right next to a very nice park. Reading the description it says that it is a Tudor style built in 1920. It’s listed for $1.5 million.

    Bayonne, NJ https://www.weichert.com/79223544/?fbclid=IwAR0AQmSEcSeHEaIeunuVlj70og-pl7nzM1BN3VZ_GZ001jeYOXGPM4IcSUs

  39. Carol Potts says: 1 comments

    https://www.soldbyfreedom.com/greg.wood/homes-for-sale/147-Boone-Avenue-Winchester-KY-40391-249562706 this house was built in 1896 and has been lovingly restored. Unique features include a pull up cellar door in the kitchen pantry, a claw foot tub, and hardwood floors. Listing price is currently $264,900. It is located in Winchester, Kentucky.

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