1891 Shingle – Rutland, VT

SOLD / Archived From 2018
Added to OHD on 11/10/18   -   Last OHD Update: 3/15/19   -   42 Comments
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Built during the Industrial Revolution, homes such as these were born of new technologies and materials never seen before! This particular beauty was built in 1891 and is known as a Ivyholme. So many beautiful ornate built ins, wood inlaid flooring, curved glass windows looking out over the mountains in the east, huge rooms for entertaining in a grand way! Foyer, kitchen, walk in pantry, large dining room, great room, living room on the first floor. The second floor has 4 bedrooms including a grand master suite and the third floor, likely for the housekeeper, has a bedroom and a huge unfinished space. Hardwoood floors throughout, magnificent staircase off the great room and so much more! The carriage barn houses 4 stalls for horses, a garage, (never used for cars) and a large attic. A 1.26 acre yard that was beautifully landscaped in the day and could be brought back to it's glory.
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9815 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Whoa! One of the best homes I’ve posted since the last time I’ve said that. I hope an OHD’er buys this. 🙂

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4338 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      It hardly gets better than this. Stunning! 🙂

  2. AvatarDoreen says: 216 comments

    STUNNING! And that light fixture (pix 18, I think?)–HOLY SMOLEY!

  3. AvatarStevenF says: 693 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Wow! Amazing home. I love everything about it, especially that exterior. It looks like something from a Nathaniel Hawthorn novel about old New England. Please please please, I hope those cool ceiling fixtures in the front hall still work !

  4. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 222 comments

    I thought the 1925 colonial revival posted on 11.05 was going to be my all time favorite, but it appears we have a toss up. Completely different style, just as impressive. I would have liked to have seen a kitchen pic but even if it was just a hole in the wall, the rest of the house is absolutely stunning.

  5. AvatarMarja says: 20 comments

    OMG, amazing!!!! Gorgeous wood and builtins plus so much light! What a joy this would be to restore <3

  6. housenutalankhousenutalank says: 39 comments
    1948 Cape Cod/Bungalow?
    Davisville, WV

    Kelly, you’ve done it again. This is an absolutely, knock em’ dead gorgeous house. I love all the details – inside and out. Woodwork, built-ins, the light fixtures, everything is wonderful. If I were able to buy my favorite house from the ones you have posted – I’d own over a hundred houses by now. And I’ve only been using this site for what – a month? One thing I would like to mention. When I see doors on either side of a fireplace, for some reason, I always feel that the doors should open away from each other. In other words, swing out and away rather than both swinging out in the same direction as in picture 31.

  7. AvatarClarity says: 11 comments


  8. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 474 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Holy Shingle Style, Batman! Homes of this quality and physical integrity aren’t commonplace. Let us all hope, pray, or whatever you do to help ensure that this house is not sold to someone who feels the need to “leave their own mark” upon the place. It simply needs to be respected, loved, and preserved. Despite the realtor’s description, however, the industrial revolution had already taken place well before the 1891 build date.

    • hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 149 comments


      I’d swap out the few light fixtures,refinish the floors and polish out the maid’s quarters

      but I agree this place is the Cat’s PJs and blanket jejeje

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 474 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        Updates of a temporary nature (wallpaper, wall paint, etc.) to non-original finishes are to be expected and do not undermine historic or physical integrity. But rare survivors like this one should not have walls moved around or can lights punched into the ceiling; they’ve earned a higher level of respect. I can’t imagine wanting to replace any of the original light fixtures, but if someone does those fixtures should be stored in the house for future re-installation.

        • hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 149 comments

          thars 3-4 things I absolutely hate more then anything else when it comes to remodeling/house flipping trends:

          1.stainless applicances
          2.dropped ceilings
          3.can lights
          4.open floor plans

          if this place were mine
          the only fixture that needs to be replaced is that ghastly one
          hanging over the dinng room table

          as for the rest of the changes I’d make, would be to add a bit of glo-wire and maybe a few LED items

          • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 892 comments
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            1947 Ranch

            I completely agree with you hearsetrax. You’ve outlined the things I hate about home trends, although I would add granite/marble where it is totally wrong for the house.

            • hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 149 comments


              for an old ‘dust gatherers’ like me, I like things simple and not polished to death, unlike a great many of those old home seekers

              I believe thars a fine line of just right and some things you learn to live with

              splinters be ****ed !!

  9. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1823 comments

    Not only is this house really nice, but if you take a look at the house next door – I went up the side street Shadow Lane – via street view, it is also lovely!

  10. SharonSharon says: 332 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    Check out the neighbors across the side street, Shady Lane. Well toned. This is a lovely place, too.

  11. JimHJimH says: 4022 comments
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    Mercy! A wonderful house likely designed by a well-known architect not from Rutland VT. Remarkably well-preserved by recent owners, paisley wallpaper notwithstanding. The kitchen is ???, but there’s a promising glimpse of a vintage white bath. A++ for the carriage house!

    Ivyholme, the residence of Gustave Henry Grimm (1850-1914), a manufacturer of evaporators, tree spouts and other equipment for the maple sugar industry. A German immigrant in 1864, Grimm married Esther Logan and started his company at Hudson OH before moving to Rutland about 1890. He and Esther lived here with daughter Nella, who took over the G.H. Grimm Co. and lived here until her death in 1969.


  12. AvatarDeb says: 20 comments

    Just WOW!

  13. AvatarTonimar says: 55 comments
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    Wow! To the entire home, but especially the light fixture!

  14. AvatarLynn says: 91 comments

    I can’t believe this house is in such good condition for the price! This one is truly a steal!!

  15. AvatarJohn Forgit says: 29 comments

    …and the curved steam radiators!

  16. AvatarBetty Marvin says: 12 comments

    Gorgeous! But what on earth is that “chest” that looks like the top is Falling off the back? That’s not making sense to me.

  17. AvatarBrendalisa says: 6 comments

    This house just takes your breath away! Soo Beautiful! Love everything about it.

  18. PhillipPhillip says: 175 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    what a treasure this place is. That interior is sublime. And even the garage house is way cool. And on a nice sized piece of land.

  19. AvatarJean Spencer says: 63 comments

    That chest looks like it could be a pantry cabinet to me. The upper drawers open from the top and hold flour, sugar, etc. Very cool.

    It also looks like there may have been a room in the attic at one time, judging by the painted floor.

    The only thing I would change is the wallpaper and the curtains. Anything more would be a travesty. Well done, former stewards of this house.

  20. AvatarIvygirls says: 12 comments
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    1930 shingle craftsman
    Oakland, OR

    Shingle perfection! Even the garage/carriage house is stunning!

  21. AvatarClund says: 147 comments

    I almost didn’t look because that first picture didn’t draw me in…so glad I looked! I even love that unfinished attic space. A few ascetic changes, wallpaper, carpet removal and that ceiling fan needs to be replaced with something fabulous and period appropriate. When you walk into that space and look up, you shouldn’t see a ceiling fan. No! It should be something that makes you exclaim, possibly with an explicative or two, and then pray that the chain holding it up is firmly secured. Maybe you step back just to be safe…or not, maybe being crushed by a massive period light fixture isn’t the worst way to go.

  22. Avatarzoomey says: 481 comments

    OMG!!! I wasn’t going to click on this one because it looked, well, boring from the outside. Sure glad I did. My jaw hit the floor on the first pic, and I can’t stop drooling over every single room in this house! The second floor landing! That fireplace! The amazing slant-topped — what is it — a linen press? The woodwork, floors, arches, lighting, well, what can I say that hasn’t already been said?? Wow o wow o wow.

  23. Avatarzoomey says: 481 comments

    I just looked up the taxes: $10K on a house priced at $299. Makes no sense to me. Vermont is a great state, but how are they going to preserve their old houses with such high taxes?

    This house is stunning! Worth it, if you’ve got the $$ to pay the taxes. Wish we could see the pantry and kitchen and baths, though.

  24. Avatarmontana channing says: 241 comments
    1835 Federal
    unity, ME

    boring from the outside – are you kidding. this place could be used as a textbook for Victorian architecture. There are so many different wall and window treatments outside to stagger the imagination – towers, turrets, little windows of different sizes right beside each other, diamond paned windows, and on and on and on and then you go inside and there are so many iconic touches as to stagger the imagination but i have to say the entrance is my favorite. It’s not exactly a traditional Inglenook but if you added a big window seat in the bay, it would be a pretty good imitation and then the woodwork – OMG just overpoweringly gorgeous.stained glass in the pocket doors, those perfect round rooms in the turret, and that built-in quarter sawn oak desk and bookcase with lamp. just perfect.

  25. AvatarBrenda says: 41 comments

    They just don’t make them like this anymore . Extreme craftsmanship ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻

  26. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 892 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    SUPERB, breathtaking home. I’m no fan of wall paper, but some of these are quite nice. The wood, the built ins, the light fixtures! The light fixtures (flame shaped) that come down from the corners of the openings to the upstairs….Oh My WORD. They are simply divine.
    A Tudor home we restored had similar lights in the dining room that were located where the box beams crossed each other (Of course not nearly so elaborate) and boy did they glow!
    I would have this in a heartbeat. Gorgeous.

  27. AvatarMargaret Kuberka says: 53 comments

    Um, the small fixture on the filigree plaster ceiling with the round crystals matches one I have in my hallway. Lamps Plus mark down table. Need some pictures of the barn.

  28. AvatarDuncan Mackintosh says: 2 comments

    A remarkable structure with English overtones. Space and light well thought out for the day with interior architectural appointment to dazzle and worth a drive over.

  29. Avatarmontana channing says: 241 comments

    add to the list of things old Victorians don’t need –
    the kitchen island. islands belong in the ocean not plunked in a proper Victorian kitchen.

  30. AvatarMargaret Kuberka says: 53 comments

    Hersetrax if you end up buying this place, I’ll take that “ghastly lamp” over the kitchen table. It is one of the best slag glass lamps I have ever seen.

  31. AvatarElizabeth Ann Stafford says: 2 comments

    Never thought of living in Vermont, but this house would totally make it worth it.

  32. MichaelMichael says: 1225 comments

    I love nearly everything about this house. The shingle style with a slate roof……nice! I love all the fixtures except the ceiling fan in the second floor area! I’m not sure what would have been here but I doubt it was a modern ceiling fan!
    It would be nice to see more than a glimpse of the kitchen and bathroom areas as well as the inside of the coach house.

  33. AvatarDoreen says: 216 comments

    …And, I’ll bet it would take me all of, oh, TWO SECONDS to accidentally smash one of those lights hanging down in photos 3, 4 & 5. Probably not even THAT long.

  34. AvatarMISTERMICELY says: 60 comments

    Don’t really care about the kitchen for goodness sake – I could haul out the old Easy Bake Oven or phone the local Nectar and Ambrosia To Go and get their ‘I’m In Heaven Special’. But I would dearly love to see that bathroom just hinted at in several photos.

  35. Avatarkath says: 210 comments

    no pics of kitchen or bathrms?

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