October 26, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old house still stands! On North Main Street in New Berlin, New York: street link. The postcard was addressed to Miss Katherine Sullivan of Norwich, New York.

    It’s funny that even 100+/- years ago some people had a fascination with homes like we do today. The home in the photo would have been 20-30 years old by the time Miss Sullivan saw it. I imagine her excitement to have a photo of the house she “…asked about so many times.”

    Today’s book recommendation is no stranger for those that love wood/original windows. If you are new to the world of restoration BUY THIS BOOK! It should be a requirement for anyone buying an old house especially if they still have original windows.

    I’m going to advertise the new site, OHDOverseas.com (it won’t be the last time, get use to it! lol) If you’ve not been checking out the posts over there, this is one of the latest, a 16th Century Tudor!

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    • AvatarTony D says: 74 comments

      Just as an FYI…this home is now home of the Town of New Berlin and has been transferred into office space and in the rear, the police station…The integrity of the outside is fair, but they have destroyed the inside…I know this because I live across the street!

  2. AvatarStevenF says: 699 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Happy Friday! I’m glad today’s house still stands and that there is some photographic evidence o the original porch for restoration.

    Here are my 20th century homes for this week. Apologies if some have already been shared.

    1. Located in Monroe, LA for $345K this 1902 colonial revival has an exterior that looks like something from the 1950s. I’m guessing that the cat slide front porch was added sometime after 1902. The interior looks very much like 1902. Some interesting light fixtures remain.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1106-Riverside-Dr-Monroe-LA-71201/92504278_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. Here’s a cool 1938 Tudor place in Atmore, AL for $200K. This house features wooden and beamed ceilings. The upstairs looks a little primitive.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1000-S-Presley-St-Atmore-AL-36502/229789962_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. Here’s a really cool 1949 MCM in Jackson, MS for $298K that I included mostly for the glass block bathroom walls, which were pretty daring. Though built in the 40s, this house anticipates the MCM and ranch homes that would explode in the 1950s.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4526-Brook-Dr-Jackson-MS-39206/3052402_zpid/?fullpage=true

    4. Finally, a 1937 ranch in Hattiesburg, MS for $164K that appears to have numerous living spaces. I love how the agent states that some “personal touches” are required in the kitchen, which appears to have nearly burned down.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/512-6th-Ave-Hattiesburg-MS-39401/77935403_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I miss having the time to comment on shares. Going to right now because I’m chillin’ with some hot cocoa.

      1. Love this one! A common comment when it comes to homes interiors, the painted wood. But I like it in some old houses, it works here. Going on my post list, maybe even later today.

      2. Use to be on my to post list, I’m putting it back on after taking a 3rd look at it.

      3. Like the blue tiles in the bathroom, even the glass block wall! And nice back yard!

      4. Reminds me of a neighbors home. She’d pay my sister to rake her yard and had an old dog named Pals that roamed the neighborhood, everyone knew Pals but poor dog had to sleep outside which always made me sad.

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  3. AvatarMarc says: 188 comments

    Montecito, CA, $85,000,000.

    Here’s a 1930s Santa Barbara ranch that is for sale for the first time ever, although it’s been on the market four years. (and marked-down 40 million!). It’s a pipe dream for 99.99% of us, but it’s worth looking at for the unpainted knotty formal woodwork, murals, amazing original? commercial kitchen, and huge round horse barn. Oprah and Ellen would be your neighbors, if you consider yourself having any neighbors on 238 acres with 10 extra “cottages.” It was built by Charles H. Jackson Jr., the grand nephew of President Chester Arthur.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2500-E-Valley-Rd-Santa-Barbara-CA-93108/15960404_zpid/

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Uh, that’s 99.9999%. I hope the next owner doesn’t go crazy with paint. I went browsing through California homes this week and everything is just so white and gray, it’s depressing that white can be depressing. But that kitchen and butler’s pantry is something else. The knucklehead that takes those out deserves an evil glare. What a property, hope it doesn’t go to development. If I thought the agent would email me back with permission, I’d post that one despite the price.

      Will they throw in their furniture? I’ll take it if so.

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      • Avatarzoomey says: 482 comments

        I’d pay $85 million for that kitchen and pantry, plus the indoor tennis court. The round barn isn’t bad either. I think an oil oligarch is going to buy this one.

    • CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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      Clinton, TN

      Whew. It’s like a west-coast Biltmore.
      Mucho grande! And Mucho dinero. 💲

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 528 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      Absolutely love Rancho San Carlos and have drooled over it for years. Views of the ocean and mountains! It comes up on my dream house list periodically when the lottery gets high, lol.

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    • Avatarddbacker says: 379 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      I like how Zillow estimates the mortgage for you – $346,367/mo. Thanks, Zillow!

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      • AvatarMW says: 700 comments

        LOL, but it is only $11,546 per day! Or only $481/hr! I might be up for owning for an hour just to be able to say I used to own it. Anybody want to split an hour with me?

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      I love the dining room, would love to eat a fine meal and enjoy the conversation in that room. After seeing the map oriented murals and the beautiful murals in the dining room, I wonder the meaning.

    • Avatarkstout says: 48 comments

      How could a house asking $85M only have annual taxes of $8.2K? Especially in CA!

      • AvatarCejay says: 5 comments

        It looks like a decimal point error or they are referencing the current taxes. When a house sells in Ca, the property tax is adjusted based on the sales price – at the rate of approximately 1.25%.

    • AvatarRose M. Kotalik says: 83 comments

      This house took my breath away!!!! The view from that library window is awesome. You wonder what in the world somebody does for an occupation that they can afford a home like this. Oh to dream!

  4. AvatarCharlesB says: 398 comments

    1790 Downtown Federal in Mercersburg, PA priced at $242,900:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/pennsylvania/franklin/mercersburg/11671090/29-n-main-st.html

    Circa 1860 Vernacular townhouse in Lebanon, PA for $54,900:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/pennsylvania/lebanon/lebanon/11671433/754-lehman-st.html

    1879 Victorian Gothic farmhouse in Redding, CT at $559,000:

    https://www.historichomesinct.com/details.php?mls=170127580

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    Greetings All-
    I spent some time wandering around New Hampshire and have found quite I few of interest. For starters:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/228-Foss-Flats-Road-Rd-Sandwich-NH-03227/2092022128_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=a2049247-ed30-4799-b14a-a4470aeea696~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1890 Sandwich, NH $125.000
    Simple older home with 15 rural acres

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I would love a property that I could walk the dogs and not put clothes on for. 😀 It’s cute, going on my to post list, maybe another one for today.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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        1980 board & batten modern

        Ha! I used to live in a Second Empire apartment (loved the thick window sills that were five feet tall and the high ceilings (I was up in the mansard roof of the third floor) in the city of Saratoga Springs. It was hard to get used to “putting on clothing” to go take the trash down to the dumpster out back, or to go to my vegetable garden around back. I did enjoy hearing the auctioneer at the sales barn (thoroughbred yearling auction) early part the racing season.

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/61-Carter-Notch-Rd-Jackson-NH-03846/86722750_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=6a4504d6-c2cc-427c-93b7-71842c4bf7a5~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    1891 Jackson, NH $1,250,000
    Stone chateauesque, I love the view of the front door from the inside, asymetrical with its decorative transom and sidelights. Unfortunately, it looks like alot of the windows have been replaced.

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/47-Maple-St-Somersworth-NH-03878/124536612_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=c7960439-1e74-46cc-89ec-af2ef65d2136~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    1896 Somersworth, NH $269,900
    Victorian home with beautiful painted murals on the second floor and nice woodwork throughout

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    • AvatarRandy C says: 420 comments

      This one has a beautiful stairway and other wood trim. As well, lots of original gas/electric light fixtures and sconces. Very unusual floor plan.

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/336-Wheeler-Rd-Hollis-NH-03049/189818283_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=ad3998c2-c5ff-477b-a5ec-8321021df452~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    1748 Hollis, NH $415,000
    Cape I love the public rooms downstairs. The kitchen is a bit of a shock to my system (white, chrome and stone countertops), after just having roamed through the older rooms, still a lovely home.

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  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/196-Ashuelot-Main-St-Ashuelot-NH-03441/86734563_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=44e05124-b10c-489b-9218-654aaf34a464~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    1875 Ashuelot, NH $74,900 (foreclosure)
    Victorian with lots of originality. Old sink with wood fired water heater, icebox, and wood cooking stove, All the buildings are massed together assuming so one could walk indoors to the barn or chicken coop. Rather interesting to look at because they are all attached. Interesting massing of shapes.

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/76-Saint-James-St-Kingston-NY-12401/32836890_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=de31eec5-e57c-4673-ae73-a2e64ceb08a2~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    Back to New York:
    1892 Kingston, NY $580,000
    Queen Anne Victorian w/ lots of lovely woodwork, cut and stained glass

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    • AvatarRandy C says: 420 comments

      I especially like the book shelf/case in that bedroom. Not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like it.

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  11. Avatarddbacker says: 379 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    The Clarence Sondern house, one of only two Frank Lloyd Wright residences in Kansas City (not including the fantastic Community Christian Church). This one is interesting because it was originally built at 900 square feet, then expanded 10 years later by new owners, again hiring FLW for the job, and tripling its size. $1,650,000
    http://www.reecenichols.com/homes-for-sale/3600-Belleview-Avenue-Kansas-City-MO-64111-252366459
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Sondern_House

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Just emailed the agent on this one. I usually don’t care for FLW designs but that one is pretty nice, it’s got a warm and cozy feeling.

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    • AvatarStevenF says: 699 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      While I appreciate his genius, there are very few FLW homes that I would want to live in. This one is an exception though. I even love the furniture, which is perfect for this style.

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    • AvatarJKleeb says: 147 comments

      This place looks so livable and beautiful with a great indoor/outdoor feeling. I love that what appears to be the original (or at least old) kitchen survives. It’s furnished well for the style—especially how one sofa appears to have been altered to work on the stairs!

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    • AvatarEric says: 287 comments

      I went to a party at this house almost 20 years ago. I lived in a big victorian at the time with 10′ ceilings. This home to me felt claustrophobic with it’s lower ceiling height, but I’m 6’4″. It had wonderful built ins galore in every room of the house. It sits on a hillside with lots of trees and when you go out the back of the house onto the gallery you feel like you’re in the woods in a treehouse. It’s in a great neighborhood, Roanoake Park, filled with lots of great homes from late 1890’s to 1915.

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    • AvatarSandy B says: 380 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Wonderfully complex architecture……and cozier than most FLW houses. I wonder how they can bring themselves to leave it. I belonged to the Seattle FLW group years ago and it was fun to docent local Usonian houses when on tour. I learned a lot.

  12. AvatarCheryl says: 9 comments

    Underground Railroad Home built 1844, $229,900, Marion, IN. Historic Shugart home still has hidden spaces and tunnels which once housed slaves as they made their way to freedom. You have to have a preapproval letter to see the property. The history of this house makes it well worth the effort to preserve it!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4689-S-Strawtown-Pike_Marion_IN_46953_M35560-27677

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    • AvatarKaren says: 579 comments

      Forget Frank Lloyd Wright, I want THIS house!!! I love the wall paneling, and the way the kitchen cupboards match it. Love that cute built in bed-I bet kids would love this one. I wonder if the owners would leave that bedroom set, the one with the frilly pillows?

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      • AvatarSandy B says: 380 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        The listing says it stays. It probably would be tricky to get down the staircase and it certainly is of the appropriate period. I don’t have a clue about living in Indiana, but I adore this most charming house.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      The Strawtown home has a nice exterior presence.

  13. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1915. Cute Amarillo Craftsman. Great dining room with built-ins, nice kitchen, beautiful wood-embellished archways. $200K

    Amarillo, TX: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/50808675_zpid/

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      A great home I probably would have taken only a second to glance at and moved on but this one is going on my list. I need to slow down looking at homes! 🙂

      Maybe it’s just me, rooms always look naked without picture rails.

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      • CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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        Clinton, TN

        It’s got a bit of painted woodwork (some, not all), so if one is fussy about that, they may pass this one up.

        It’s got lots of understated charm, though. 🙂 Looks like it wants a new family.

  14. AvatarSarah in KC says: 4 comments

    Just listed my 1922 Colonial for sale. By the time I got a hold of it, most original detail was gone, but it still has original doors and doorknobs, hardwood floors throughout, and a hidden staircase! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3628-Pennsylvania-Ave-Kansas-City-MO-64111/2342765_zpid/

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  15. Julie C.Julie C. says: 158 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand.

    This 1913 home in Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore has so much stunning and unpainted woodwork throughout. I am especially in love with the entryway and fireplaces. It is also on a cliff overlooking the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island (a dormant volcano)so you have the bonus of truly exceptional views. It is up for “Negotiation” but I looked up it’s valuation and it is $NZD7,000,000.00 but will go for more than that because of it’s location.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3406230

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    • AvatarRandy C says: 420 comments

      Wow, Julie, great find. I agree the woodwork is gorgeous and talk about a view!!!!!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1827 comments

      Wow! The house itself, its garden/backyard, and… the view! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  16. AvatarAnnaP says: 43 comments

    Hi All! It’s been awhile since I’ve scoured the link exchange so I hope I’m not repeating anything. A couple from Bolivar, TN.

    “Magnolia Manor” Built in 1849 4bd/4ba

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/418-N-Main-St-Bolivar-TN-38008/41508059_zpid/?fullpage=true

    I stayed at Magnolia Manor for a night in 1996 when the home was in better shape. If I remember correctly, the owners who had started the bed and breakfast had also done major renovations to the home and seemed to take great pride in it.

    Built 1941 3bd/2ba 1841 sq ft
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/516-N-Main-St-Bolivar-TN-38008/41508070_zpid/?fullpage=true

    A couple from Madison, WI

    A unique “gingerbread” house built in 1912, 4bd/3ba 2934 sq ft
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/324-Lakewood-Blvd-Madison-WI-53704/40164964_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Unfortunately there are only exterior photos of this Victoria built in 1903 6bd/7ba 5826 ft
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/234-Lathrop-St-Madison-WI-53726/55403888_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  17. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Today’s share from me seems vaguely familiar, but here it is-a large 1897 stone Queen Anne style (mansion?) in Bedford, Indiana (south of Indianapolis) on the market for $229,900: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1415-15th-St-Bedford-IN-47421/99203542_zpid/?fullpage=true Here’s the streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/aNvVrsz3CgN2 From streetview it has (to my eyes) a former funeral home look but perhaps its the car next to the porte cochere that reminds me of a hearse. Speculations aside, this is a large home priced considerably below the “Zestimate” value. The fine stonework would likely cost nearly as much as the offering price. The surroundings are not spectacular but someone talented in landscaping tricks could probably beautify the grounds in a manner that would minimize adjacent distractions. Perhaps the perfect Victorian house for someone needing a lot of floor space at a reasonable cost. I seem to recall it was on the market in the past for a considerably higher price but my memory may not be accurate. All of the white painted areas could liven up the house if they were painted in contrasting or colors than complimented the stonework. The large center chimney has carved designs in stone that might enhance the look of the house if picked out in colors. In summary, this house looks plainer at first glance than it actually is. I noticed the street in front is one-way perhaps worth noting.

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  18. AvatarAnthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

    Great curb appeal, although the white washed interior is a major let down. 1900 Queen Anne in Denison, TX:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1000-W-Bond-St_Denison_TX_75020_M87327-15739?view=qv

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    • AvatarEric says: 287 comments

      Based on the age of this house and the obvious expense in the exterior it must surely have had beautiful hardwood details. Seems almost sinful to paint woods like that.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        I had family that used to live in Denison, Texas so I can remember the town from over 50 years ago. Back when I was a kid, Denison had hundreds of Victorian era homes but in the late 1960’s the old MKT Railroad town decided it needed a modern makeover and the downtown commercial district was revamped with new metal and stucco facades applied over the old 19th century facades, others were simply demolished, and I witnessed entire blocks of Victorians being razed simply because they showed signs of neglect. The restoration/preservation movement hadn’t made much of an impact at the time. Fast forward to today, and Denison has a few lucky survivors like this house. It has nice details inside and out although the modern whiteout treatment diminished the appeal inside, in my opinion. Nearby Sherman, Texas, the Grayson Co. seat, also went through several decades of “eyesore” elimination so only a small number of its once abundant Victorian housing stock remains. Both towns are near the Oklahoma border/Red River with huge Lake Texhoma sharing shorelines in both states. Rapid sprawling growth towards Grayson county continues from the Dallas metro from the south so housing prices have appreciated in recent years. Back in the 1970’s I can recall old houses selling for almost nothing.

  19. AvatarCharlesB says: 398 comments

    Detroit, MI–1924 Spanish Colonial Revival priced at $319,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/19595-Argyle-Cres_Detroit_MI_48203_M44882-30337?view=qv

    The house is located in Palmer Woods, in my estimation one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in America:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RIBLh7MQLE

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Thank you for sharing the video. What a great diverse collection of homes and to see and hear from the people that make Palmer Woods a community.

    • AvatarStevenF says: 699 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Very interesting house. I think what they refer to as “the Den” was originally a porch. Unfortunately, the decision to enclose and make it part of the living room, with a different floor surface simply makes it an odd space.

    • AvatarStevenF says: 699 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      THAT is an amazing house. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 507 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      That home in Luling is great. Some more color on the inside would really highlight the architectural detail.

  20. AvatarAnthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

    Lovely colors inside and out in this 1920 Victorian Revival in Seguin, TX:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/620-N-Milam-St_Seguin_TX_78155_M75178-28130?ex=TX633716131&view=qv

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 679 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Don’t forget to include prices. 🙂

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Very formal and elegant, I like the tall ceilings. What a grand home. I like the headboard in the celadon bedroom, it looks Thai, or Asian in its structure.

  21. AvatarJeff M says: 3 comments

    c.1837 facing the church green in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. $489,000 CDN

    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/19797233/single-family-70-cumberland-street-lunenburg-nova-scotia-b0j2c0-lunenburg

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      What a beautiful home! I do love that bathroom, complete with history and a view. I do want to see the basement beehive oven, and the upstairs kitchen seems detached from the rest of the interior design. Great looking town. That church only adds to the view. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. AvatarAnthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

    Finally, 1897 in Manor, TX. Very, very interesting:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/709-Lexington-St_Manor_TX_78653_M74582-64068?view=qv

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Greek revival and Victorian at the same time. Interesting indeed. Nice interior

    • AvatarEric says: 287 comments

      This is a great house, unique blend. I really like the woodwork on the main floor of the house. I can’t determine what kind of wood it is but it looks like a burled type of wood. It looks like a burled mahogany but I don’t think so.

  23. AvatarAnne M. says: 534 comments
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    Hopkinton, MA

    Hi, everyone!
    In the small Western Mass town of Ware, 1930 building which was home to the Ware Social Science Club, on the market for $135,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3-Pleasant-St-Ware-MA-01082/57028051_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Pretty 1900 in Pittsfield, MA for $295,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/69-Commonwealth-Ave-Pittsfield-MA-01201/55946958_zpid/?fullpage=true
    The Chestnut Lodge, 1886,in the Berkshires town of Lee, $369,800
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/75-Chestnut-St-Lee-MA-01238/56805112_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Have a great week!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Ware: love the outside, it is not often you see 1 bed, 4 baths!, I love the kitchen with its older, original cabinetry and what looks like metal counter top. The tub is lovely, blue living room striking. I could see a theatrical or musical bent making this a wonderful place to live and thrive. Love the social science club history, curious…
      Lee: a comfortable and interesting country home. I love all the wood, and think it might make a fun place to invite friends to stay for the weekend. Would love to see the photos have included the barn, fields, as they were mentioned in the listing. The tower interior would also have been nice as I am curious about its intention.
      Pittsfield: has some nice homes despite its declining GE side. This one is nice, nostalgic, I like the entrance, formality, and the Dutch door in the kitchen.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 507 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      In these parts folks who are musicians (or just love music) do private house concerts — if they have enough room or a big basement, barn or garage. How wonderful (on that one in Ware) to have a true stage ready to go! I’m curious, though, are these house concerts a “thing” anywhere else in the country? (Free, pass the hat for the musicians, etc).

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      • AvatarAnne M. says: 534 comments
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        Hopkinton, MA

        We have a family in town who have a large yard & a wonderful barn that they have fitted with a stage and seating. The doors open up onto the lawn where folks can sit. In the summer they host Saturday night concerts for which they charge admission & it all goes to the musicians. During the cold months, they have smaller house concerts. It is a terrific way to spend an evening!

      • AvatarRandy C says: 420 comments

        Here in Kansas we have concerts in the parks in the summer but I’m not aware of any “house” concerts. Sounds like a blast though.

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 482 comments

      The Lee house just shrieks “summer vacation”! I’d love to own it and invite all my friends to visit! It’s too bad it’s so very close to the Mass Pike. I wonder how noisy it is at night.

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  24. AvatarSandy B says: 380 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1767, $399,000, Francestown, NH.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/598-Red-House-Rd-Francestown-NH-03043/189912842_zpid/
    Think we may have seen this before, but it’s been reduced in price and I adore all the bookshelves…….!
    And Two of my favorite reads: OLD WAY OF SEEING by Johnathan Hale and, IN SMALL THINGS FORGOTTEN by James Deetz.
    Both are great for a better understanding of much we see on this site.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Beautiful home, I too love the book shelves and how they surround the one side of that room. Would love to cook in that kitchen with a fire going…and perhaps a northeaster like we have outdoors today. Cheers!
      Will look into the book recommendations along with Kelly’s book listed at the too.

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  25. Avatarmary beth g says: 17 comments

    Woodruff/Fay mansion is for sale. It is two doors down from me and the childhood home of movie/tv actress Meagen Fay. Great, great neighborhood that is preservation oriented.https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/953-Western-Ave_Joliet_IL_60435_M82054-71958

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  26. AvatarRT says: 110 comments

    Beverly, MA. 695K. Wonder what the huge building in the background (pic 27) is? https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/34-Thissell-St-Beverly-MA-01915/59229111_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Johnstown, PA. 365K. How about that chimney stack! I do think this realtor needs to go back and take some better pictures though. Open up all the blinds, turn on all the lights! Go on a sunny day and get more detail! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/150-Bucknell-Ave-Johnstown-PA-15905/78559536_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Richmond, VA. 329K. Not the most original or anything, but I like the floor and I like that this one looks like it’s ready to start the next 100 years off right. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/510-N-33rd-St-Richmond-VA-23223/12521781_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Washington, DC. 2.99M. Relatively untouched for DC. Bonus for the carriage house. The facade is amazing. Across the street from Georgetown. Pending offer already (unsurprising.) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1609-35th-St-NW-Washington-DC-20007/430803_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Frederick, MD. 1.19M. “History meets organic modernism” it says. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6600-Plantation-Rd-Frederick-MD-21701/36828716_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Washington, DC. 1.249M. Also relatively untouched. Carriage barn. Big lot. Brookland, DC has seen it’s first few 1+ million dollar home sales in the last few years b/c of homes like this and it’s easy access to metro and lots of new restaurants/retail. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3425-14th-St-NE-Washington-DC-20017/499326_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Rye Beach, NH. 3.7M. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/210-South-Rd-Rye-Beach-NH-03871/170521629_zpid/?fullpage=true

    New Paltz, NY. 2.95M. Very much want to see the barn. I think the property itself is just gorgeous. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/160-White-Duck-Rd-250-New-Paltz-NY-12561/2087451796_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Plainfield, NH. 299K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1027-Route-12a-Plainfield-Rd-Plainfield-NH-03781/2088157507_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • AvatarAnne M. says: 534 comments
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      Hopkinton, MA

      I think that large building near the Beverly house is part of Endicott College. That Rye Beach house – swooning!

    • Avatarzoomey says: 482 comments

      I love the Plainfield, NH house – it has such high ceilings, unusual for a house of that era, and feels light and bright. I even like the kitchen, which hasn’t been too modernized.
      The Johnstown, PA house is fantastic. The owners seem like they don’t want an old house, the decor is so modern that it clashes with all that beautiful woodwork. The house would show better if it were empty. I’d like to give that house a big hug! It feels so warm and inviting.

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  27. AvatarJoseph says: 311 comments

    I’ve started looking in this area for when I (hopefully) sell my home in Maine:

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/north-brookfield/51-gilbert-st-north-brookfield-ma-01535–1009662445

    Victorian in North Brookfield MA – only 99K (from description, it seems that there may be some significant issues, though they are not specified, it appears copper piping may have been stolen).

    In another nearby town, only three pictures but the price: 22,500 for an 18th cent. house (I suspect it needs lots of work, but from the street view it looks restorable, and a manageable size for the home owner to do a lot)

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/barre/100-south-st-barre-ma-01005–2000116214

    (In spite of rumors to the contrary, I don’t hate old houses)

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 482 comments

      I love the North Brookfield house. It’s very pretty from the outside and the rooms look spacious. There are some nice wide pine floorboards, some original-looking doors. I wish I could see the bathrooms. It looks like it’s worth fixing up if the neighborhood is nice, but it obviously will take a lot of work. Why are there two kitchens? Is it a two-family? The front stairs are very pretty also.

  28. AvatarKathy SE says: 18 comments

    I can’t imagine the cost of upkeep and repairs in a house like this. It has such varied and spectacular design as well as architectural features throughout. It has been on the market a long time, so forgive me if it was previously shared.

    Location: 309 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960,6 beds 6 baths 7,049 sqft, For Sale $5,200,000 – Bennett-Deyrup House.

    Extraordinary circa 1887 Queen Anne Victorian, located on the Hudson River with rocky beach and stone pier and underwent a masterful $4,000,000 renovation 10 years ago. Classic asymmetrical exterior design with an array of materials, balconies, turret, roof lines, belvedere, windows and more. Completely gutted and rebuilt. All original materials preserved and restored. The home was featured on the cover of the Rockland Journal News (December, 1887) and Manufacturer and Builder Magazine (January 1888). Period features include: embossed lincrusta ceilings and walls; many stained glass windows; art glass windows; eight fireplaces, three with original raised Victorian tile work, and four decorative stone mantels. Modern technology includes seven zone heat and four zone air conditioning. Central vac, intercom, alarm, camera and speaker systems. Home theater and more. Best perhaps is rich history. Originally built for J. A. Bennett, US Consul to Bogota, and was the home of the Deyrup family for most of the 20th century. Alvin Johnson/Deyrup co-founded the New School of Social Research and established University in Exile program to save nearly 200 German/Jewish professors from persecution during the 1930”s. Also home to painter Dorothy Deyrup. Huge yard with pergola, pond, and three levels of grassy lawn to the Hudson River. Close to Nyack village.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/309-North-Broadway-Nyack-NY-10960/53391492_zpid/

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  29. AvatarCharlesB says: 398 comments

    The Eleutheros Cooke House (1827), oldest house in Sandusky, Ohio, is a stone Federal with 1860s Italianate and World War I-era Bronx-style modifications. It was built for a lawyer and congressman and was the birthplace of his son, 19th-century financier Jay Cooke. Priced at $89,900:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/410-Columbus-Ave_Sandusky_OH_44870_M35336-08072

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleutheros_Cooke_House_(410_Columbus_Avenue,_Sandusky,_Ohio)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Cooke

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  30. AvatarHeather says: 4 comments

    Very interesting detailed look at some historic homes for sale in NJ

    https://patch.com/new-jersey/eastwindsor/7-most-interesting-historical-homes-sale-njH

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 507 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      Worth looking at particularly if you suffer from rampant New Jersey prejudice! There are some wonderful old homes in the state, and they are quite affordable in the southern end.

  31. AvatarAnthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

    Interesting house on over an acre and a half, Milford, TX. Asking 200K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/700-E-Washington-St_Milford_TX_76670_M73178-14477

  32. AvatarChrisICU says: 527 comments

    Stunning antebellum home with land in Milledgeville, GA. In need of considerable repairs. Wrought iron fence. Not enough pics, but looks like the last renovations were in the nineteenth century. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/402-Allen-Memorial-Dr-SW_Milledgeville_GA_31061_M54501-22545
    BTW, can’t find the house at the address listed. Who can find it?

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  33. AvatarChrisICU says: 527 comments

    Oops my bad don’t know how i missed that one

  34. AvatarChrisICU says: 527 comments

    Over the years we’ve seen lots of houses stuffed to the gills with everything imaginable – until now. I couldn’t have imagined this one. Perhaps the house is a bit too updated, but this may be one way to forget the Monday morning blues…. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/401-NE-26th-Dr_Wilton-Manors_FL_33334_M50736-70403

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  35. MyOldHouseFixMyOldHouseFix says: 4 comments
    1890 Folk Victorian
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Here is an informational piece on Old House history and preservation: Old House History – Embracing and Preserving the Past. Enjoy the short read!

    https://myoldhousefix.com/2018/10/28/old-house-history-embracing-past/

    • AvatarChrisICU says: 527 comments

      Hi Charles, I wonder if you mean something other than Tibetan Revival. I’ve been to Tibet and this doesn’t look like any place there! LOL

      • AvatarCharlesB says: 398 comments

        Sorry, my vision of Tibet comes solely from reading James Hilton novels and painting mental pictures. This particular house is so exotic and out-of-the-box design-wise that giving it a mundane designation like ‘Craftsman’ seems to fall woefully short.

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        • Avatarddbacker says: 379 comments
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          1971 Uninspired split-level
          Prairie Village, KS

          If it’s not a thing, it should be. It has pizzazz.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Has a bit of Prairie going on too. I’m also getting an Asian (as in one of the countries in Asia) built Pizza Hut. 🙂

      The stone fireplace is gorgeous. This is one of those homes that I don’t know if I should post because of the neighborhood being what it is. The apartment building next door has some beautiful exterior details though, it’s a shame it’s in such bad condition.

      • AvatarCharlesB says: 398 comments

        In 1885 Edward S. Morse published a book titled ‘Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings’ that had a profound effect on America, and was one of the major influences on Frank Lloyd Wright. I would bet that whoever had this house built owned a copy of that book, probably collected oriental artwork, and may have actually spent some time in Asia. Perhaps the best term for its style would be ‘Japanesque.’

        And please, Kelly, allow room in your postings for at least a few forlorn houses in down-at-the-heels urban neighborhoods. Some of the best days of my life have been spent restoring homes in ‘bad’ parts of town, helping to rebuild a community in desperate need of help instead of just an individual property. I lived in Ohio City in Cleveland in the ’70s when there were just a handful of us struggling to show the world what potential there was in a bedraggled inner-city precinct (you’d better be rich to buy a house there today). I watched neighborhoods in Brooklyn ‘decent’ people wouldn’t even have driven through in a locked car blossom into fine places to live through historic restoration. Warren, Ohio is one of those places–like Salem, New Jersey, and Newburgh, New York–with fantastic old architecture that deserves to join the ranks of the Savannahs, the Newports, and the Madison, Indianas as showcases of our nation’s pride in its architectural history. One day it will shine again.

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          I’ll post some homes that are in iffy neighborhoods but if it’s badly run down or not even in a residential area it’s not worth the stress of the negativity that comes with. Even when true I’m sure it’s something an agent or owner wouldn’t appreciate, a page full of the reasons why someone shouldn’t buy their home.

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          • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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            1889 Eastlake Cottage
            Fort Worth, TX

            Charles, I wholeheartedly concur with your sentiments. It takes some imagination and goes against conventional wisdom that neighborhoods or entire communities in decline cannot be reversed except through developer obliteration but as you stated neighborhoods and even entire communities can be brought back through historic preservation provided that they have adequate historic resources in place to begin reversing the decline. As for Warren, the town and its neighbor, Youngstown, were very prosperous communities in the late 19th century until the decades after the mid-20th century when the economic pillars that were the lifeblood of their prosperity underwent regional changes resulting the in losses of thousands of jobs. Youngstown was especially hard hit with the loss of the massive U.S. Steel plant in the late 1970’s. A steady exodus of manufacturing job losses continued with the 2007-2008 recession dealing yet another blow to an already economically struggling region.

            However, where some can only see a glass half empty others are able to see the promise for a better future.
            The primary need I observed from streetview touring the neighborhood surrounding this house is investment and private owner occupied homes. The (mostly 2011) Streetview shows dozens of vacant and boarded up homes scattered among almost every block. Some are architecturally impressive and in some places could be local landmarks. Without going into lots of details, the Ohio state government following the 2008 housing crisis decided the solution to so many vacant, abandoned or sub-standard homes across Ohio was to shrink the supply by revisiting the old Urban Renewal days of the mid-20th century where entire blocks and neighborhoods were bulldozed along with Interstate highways that were deliberately routed through old neighborhoods with catastrophic impacts for demographic displacement.

            I’d be curious to see how many of the vacant and boarded up Warren homes visible in the 2011 Streetview are still around today? The once fine late Victorian era apartments next to this exotic bungalow may or may not still be around. The modern building two lots away is an attorney’s office. Just around the corner and next to the apartments on North Park Avenue is the Julia M. Harsh residence, a towered Queen Anne built around 1897 for $5,000 and was designed by a local Warren architect, Milton Logan. The design was entered into a design competition sponsored by the publishers of the national trade magazine Carpentry & Building and was featured as design No. 14. among the featured entries. Here’s the house in Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/ovxMu1MAsb42 Just down the block going away from downtown are several Victorian era survivors in various states of repair or disrepair. This had to have been a posh neighborhood in the early days. One towered Queen Anne was featured here a couple of years ago and eventually sold for a pittance. Another was auctioned off and had some national exposure through preservation sites although it’s difficult to ascertain if any restoration/renovation work ever followed. The once fine Julia Harsh house was a low-end tenant occupied rent house but that too could have changed in recent years. I’ve yet to visit Warren or nearby Youngstown in my several Ohio focused road trips but for the sake of curiosity, (and before they are all gone) I probably need to. Warren needs a small army of restorers and preservationists to come in and begin a trend to spread to other neighborhoods. The Mahoning Historic district (streetview) https://goo.gl/maps/ovxMu1MAsb42 wasn’t that different from The North Park Avenue at one time but now is stable and this sidestreet of Porter where this unusual bungalow stands could in time become a worthwhile investment. Wish I could envision what it originally looked like on the outside although the exotic flavor inside is still evident. Imagine what a talented creative individual with adequate resources could do here?

            Thanks, Charles, for being part of the Ohio City renaissance in Cleveland. I’m past the age where I could initiate a neighborhood revitalization through preservation but I think I may still have at least one more restoration/renovation in my future. Others of younger years should consider taking on the role of urban pioneering as it truly is a chance to personally make a difference. Thanks for sharing this unusual albeit faded old house.

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    • AvatarDeniseLynn says: 225 comments

      That’s an interesting house. Had to go on the street view cause I’m not real familiar with side streets in Warren. Of course the best thing in Warren is The Mocha House! Downtown Youngstown is currently experiencing a revitalization. When I was in college in the mid/late 80’s, the only thing downtown was the symphony center and boarded up buildings. (And The Cedars!) Now one of the old office buildings just opened as a hotel. There are businesses, bars, restaurants. On weekend nights V-2 has valet parking! Such a difference from the boarded up ghost town of only twenty years ago. I don’t get the feeling that the administration of Warren is as motivated for revitalization, but I would love to see it happen. I think the key is the river and making the city a recreation destination. There are plans in the works to remove a series of dams along the river so that it can be used for canoeing and kayaking. It could be years before it’s completed, but it would be nice if they were laying the groundwork for a revival. They already have the amphitheatre and are bringing in events like the Ohio Chautauqua. And turning around the neighborhoods that surround the downtown area would be a great start.

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  36. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1920. Not sure how much of this quirky place is original; it’s so unique (i.e. 3 indoor water features). Manitou Springs is a very charming town, at the base of Pikes Peak. $400K.

    Manitou Springs, CO: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13662444_zpid/

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      If only I had Totally Awesome Houses still going. It’s got potential with only a few changes.

  37. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Nice Queen Anne style Victorian house for sale in Morganfield, Kentucky, which is near the Ohio River and about 33 miles southwest of Evansville, Indiana. Priced at $125,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/230-S-Morgan-St-Morganfield-KY-42437/124915824_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/LbbpgSWhy1s (some images on Morgan street date from October 2018 so they are about as recent as available) The listing shows an 1872 construction date but almost everything seen in the interior is from the 1890’s; a couple of mantels (slate/cast iron) look older. Nice period details include patterned parquet flooring, fine millwork, stained glass and mirrored mantel. Five bedrooms, three baths, 0.78 acre lot, and for sale by owner. Property is located near the downtown in an old residential area. (a couple of lots away is what appears to be a Geo. Barber designed house)

  38. AvatarJean says: 20 comments

    Just wanted to share this lovely old home from Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Lots of in town property and expansive gardens.
    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/19422925/single-family-172-dorset-street-e-port-hope-ontario-l1a0b1

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      What a lovely Gothic Revival! I think there’s evidence they did some stripping on some of the wood work (or maybe it’s just the lighting), love their dining room mantel.

  39. AvatarAnthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

    One of my favorite homes is BACK on the market, the “LeBold Mansion” in Abilene, KS. Over 10K square feet, asking $635K:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/106-N-Vine-St-Abilene-KS-67410/91120914_zpid/

    If this was further south and on a bigger lot, I’d be making a run at it.

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    • Avatarddbacker says: 379 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      This really is fantastic. I thought this looked familiar, and sure enough is archived on OHD from 2015, when the list was $405K. New owners did the kitchen and “updated servant’s quarters bath”, because you just can’t have dingy old servant’s quarters baths, lol.

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  40. AvatarRonnieH says: 75 comments

    Portland, Oregon $1,365,000. Built 1892. On nearly 1/2 acre.
    At the price, I’m thinking it might be hard to subdivide and make a profit, but it is Portland.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/OR/_type/53991640_zpid/46_rid/1700-1930_built/47.487513,-114.675293,40.688969,-126.485596_rect/6_zm/?

  41. AvatarAnthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

    The 3 rules of real estate = location, location, location! This adage resonates in this impressive mansion in Flint, MI. Nearly 10K sq ft on over 3 acres, just sold for $175K!

    Check it out:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/925-Avon-St_Flint_MI_48503_M35945-26606

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  42. AvatarPamela Elbe says: 3 comments

    Historic Relay/St. Denis, MD – $475k – built between 1867-1877
    https://www.redfin.com/MD/Halethorpe/5123-S-Rolling-Rd-21227/home/9363943
    The age of the home is debatable, but here’s some info on it from the MD Historical Trust: https://mht.maryland.gov/secure/medusa/PDF/BaltimoreCounty/BA-2527.pdf

  43. AvatarRonnieH says: 75 comments

    Merrill, Oregon. Built in 1938. $254,900 on 1/2 acre.
    I’ve been by this house many times and always wondered what it looked like on the inside.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Merrill-OR/92991477_zpid/12689_rid/42.128275,-121.344338,41.908153,-121.71341_rect/11_zm/1_fr/?

  44. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1903. Nice Victorian in small-town Kansas. Unique woodwork on the staircase, vintage bathrooms. They’ve renovated without stripping the house of it’s character. $254K

    Garden City, KS: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/77196899_zpid/

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  45. AvatarTodd D Miller says: 10 comments

    1938 Williamsburg home. Looks like it may have been well-loved (hopefully not by college students!), but beautiful bones and location. $490K seems way too much, but there you go.
    https://www.zillow.com/savedhomes/for_sale/79346121_zpid/1_pnd/54.188155,-68.950196,18.187606,-124.672852_rect/3_zm/1_rs/1_fr/

    • AvatarChrisICU says: 527 comments

      Todd, you probably copied the link when you were logged in. Those of use without zillow accounts get an error page. Maybe you could re-send the link without being logged in.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks for sharing that. Everyone should read that article, what a sad loss.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4611 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Indeed it is a sad loss even though Mr. Murtagh lived a long and full life. I often think of the field of historic preservation as a calling more so than a personal choice. It would be difficult to make a convincing argument that preservation impedes progress. Almost every region, state, and city has published volumes of “Lost” architecture from the past. Even my town of Fort Worth has one appropriately titled: Lost Fort Worth (Texas) authored by a former local newspaper writer. The heavy photo rich two volume set “Lost America” (Vol. I East of the Mississippi Vol. II West of the Mississippi) by Constance M. Greiff first published in 1973 could have at least two more thick volumes of losses added since the original publication date. In its own way, Old House Dreams is helping bring awareness and attention to historic homes and buildings both in the U.S. and abroad. As a percentage of the general population, we’re a small number of people who care about our past embodied in the houses and buildings that we love and, of course, dream about.

  46. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Julia at Hooked on Houses featured the home (and photos from the set) of the Netflix series The Haunting on Hill House: https://hookedonhouses.net/2018/10/29/haunting-of-hill-house-bisham-manor/

    If you like spooky movies, in this case a series, you MUST watch it! Even if you don’t have Netflix it’s worth getting for the month just to watch it. The set decoration is fantastic but the suspense, the characters and effects are top notch. It’s the only horror series (or movie) that has ever made me shed a tear, the ending did me in. There’s one or two episodes I was in awe of the editing. Can you tell how much I loved this series?

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    • AvatarCarolyn says: 242 comments
      Grand Rapids, MI

      I just finished the last episode. I power watched it in a week. Flew home from work every night and eat my dinner in front of the TV. LOL!

    • AvatarChrisICU says: 527 comments

      Kelly, I have a side gig of doing some movie-related projects in the Atlanta area and know lots of people who worked on this project. They are all super-excited about this project, too. Interior shots were done in downtown Atlanta, but like all the other productions they exterior shots are all over metro Atlanta.

  47. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not able to post this one but…
    $189,000 in Flossmoor, Illinois. French Eclectic, built 1922, owned by same family with an AMAZING bathroom.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/818-Argyle-Ave_Flossmoor_IL_60422_M72344-75298

  48. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    And another one. Cold Spring Plantation in Woodville, MS for $450,000. On 72 acres with 3 Live Oak’s registered with the Live Oak Society.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/451-Cold-Springs-Ln-Woodville-MS-39669/2088517496_zpid/?fullpage=true

    The agent has created a PDF of the history and the home itself: link to PDF

  49. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1905. This one was on OHD in 2015 and sold. For sale again, some better pics. Has the cool fireplace with the clock built in. GFB design. $208K

    Parkersburg, WV:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23179644_zpid/

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  50. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1925. Another one in Parkersburg. Lots of carpet, but the woodwork is in such fantastic shape, I just know the floors must be, too. Spruce her up a bit on the exterior, she’s good to go! $80K

    Parkersburg, WV: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23179415_zpid/

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  51. SueSue says: 272 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape
    ME

    Hello all. My mother’s house is now on the market. She is right across the street from me. (you can see my house through her porch windows)

    Her house is an 1810 Greek Revival. She is right on a river, a beautiful piece of land. House has a spectacular 2 bedroom apartment in the barn that she get’s quite a bit of rent for. It has huge exposed beams and two stories of window that looks out on the river. Windsor is close to the ocean, the state capital and Portland. School is right around the corner.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/206-Maxcys-Mill-Rd_Windsor_ME_04363_M45985-10471?view=qv

    • AvatarDeniseLynn says: 225 comments

      The front seems awfully close to the road, but the views from the back more than make up for it!

    • AvatarEmma Henry says: 74 comments
      OHD Supporter

      El Paso, TX

      I love everything about this house.

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1980 board & batten modern

      I am sorry your mother is having to sell her beautiful home. Beautiful property too. I noticed the large windows up on the side of the barn, what is that space used for?
      thank you for sharing

  52. AvatarLysaMontreal says: 3 comments

    A gorgeous one in Quebec, Canada. Built in 1662. Right by the St Lawrence River. Absolutely stunning!

    https://www.centris.ca/fr/maison~a-vendre~saint-pierre-de-l-ile-d-orleans/27222207?view=Summary

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1980 board & batten modern

      I am in love with this one. The views are so inspiring—lucky artist! Very nicely decorated. The land around the home and its exterior make me smile.

  53. AvatarRichieRich says: 1 comments
    1897 Victorian
    Dedham, MA

    Superbly maintained cottage in Wareham. Great collection of late 19th and early 20th century summer homes. Onset village in Wareham is remarkable. The windows got my attention, then the kitchen and then everything else.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Prospect-St-Buzzards-Bay-MA-02532/2087807872_zpid/

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1980 board & batten modern

      This is a beautiful place. I am so glad you posted this one.

  54. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 225 comments

    I want to describe this Wareham cottage, but I’m not sure how. It’s simply one room after another of unspoiled, old-fashioned charm.

  55. AvatarGlen says: 48 comments

    HOLY PINK! Pepto Pink, i almost needed some after looking at this.
    $220,000 would not be a bad price if it would not cost you that much to repaint this thing.
    https://realestate.savingplaces.org/properties/yes-finally-it-is-the-pink-and-white-house/

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