November 30, 2018: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9367 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No idea on today’s old house photo location.

    Today’s book recommendation is a fun read if you like to imagine what life was like in the picturesque English Cottages. It’s not all rose garden and snugly hot cocoa winter nights as you thought. I wrote a description about the book but in the end Amazon’s “Look Inside” shows it better than I can describe. Tinniswood has written multiple books about life in England and English architecture, link, I’ve not read all of her books but she’s on my reading list and should be on yours if you enjoy English history. Life in the English Country Cottage is available for free for Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscribers. It’s also available in hardcover or my version is a nice quality paperback. Click the book photo to visit Amazon and use the “Look Inside” feature.

    Off house topic. I’ve been listening to the Westworld soundtrack all week. Even if you’ve never seen the HBO show but enjoy contemporary piano/orchestral music or know someone that does (would make a great Christmas gift), season one soundtrack doesn’t have a single bad song on it. Piano/orchestral versions of Paint it Black, Black Hole Sun, House of the Rising Sun are featured along with original music by Ramin Djawadi, same musician for Game of Thrones. Season two is just as amazing with Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box and more original music (Journey Into Night, chilling!) Buy season one as a vinyl, MP3 or CD. For Prime Members, the first season soundtrack is free for streaming. Right now Amazon Music has a special going on, 3 months for .99/month if you’d like to listen to even more music including the second season for free. Fine print: I’m linking using affiliate links. Why? It’s one of the small ways OHD can make a few cents. 🙂 I’m not suggesting anything I don’t use myself. Everyone likes music so wanted to share one favorite of mine from this last week.

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  2. ddbacker says: 341 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    I was so intrigued by yesterday’s Norwich, CT 1720 posting that I checked to see what else the town has. I found these two 17th C listings. Though maybe not as livable or preserved as some, being from Kansas I’m always impressed by build dates that start with “16”.

    1660 $239K http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/210-W-Town-St_Norwich_CT_06360_M35295-84845?view=qv

    1670 $225K http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/29-W-Town-St_Norwich_CT_06360_M47043-37159?view=qv

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    • Julie says: 2 comments

      Wow! Those are really, really old. People must have been a lot shorter then. I’m petite but even I would feel tall in a house with 6ft ceilings. I definitely prefer soaring ceilings. Thanks for sharing. They are sweet little houses.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3990 comments

      Besides the very old, Norwich has a great variety of old houses of various styles that we have seen over the years; many of which are still on OHD. Don’t miss seeing them! 270 Broadway is still my fave: the fascinating exterior anyway. 😊

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/?s=Norwich

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      • Julie C. says: 116 comments

        I can’t believe how inexpensive the homes are there. I wish I was in a position to visit Norwich given how many beautiful, historic homes it has.

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        • ddbacker says: 341 comments
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          1971 Uninspired split-level
          Prairie Village, KS

          I guess it’s not the buy-in that gets you, it’s the taxes. 🙁

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          • Julie C. says: 116 comments

            Maybe the property taxes are offset by the cheap housing prices? What are the property taxes there? We pay around $US1,650 per year in taxes and as we are rural we do not have town sewage or water. And the average price of a fairly boring, standard home is around $USD550,000.00 so for us those Norwich houses are pure gold.And we loved living in New England.

          • EileenM says: 220 comments

            While it is true that taxes are high in New York state, the price of real estate makes up for them. And in NY, public schools are generally great. Due to our weather, especially near Lake Ontario, municipalities must have the expensive equiment necessary for snow and ice removal. When you see news coverabge of other areas of the country which have experienced large amounts of snow that close everything for days, New Yorkers get up after a snow storm, get ready for the day and go to work or school because they are equipped to deal quickly with snow. All in all, I think that outside of the NY City/Long Island and Hudson River up stream from the City, real estate is a bargain.

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            • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

              As another upstater (Utica in western Mohawk River Valley – where lake effect snow off L. Ontario shows up) & a retired elem. teacher…yep. We do have snow days (re:schools closing or on a delayed start), but 3-5” isn’t gonna do anything to shut things down. Plus there’s the STAR program for helping with one’s school taxes, and at 65, Enhanced STAR becomes available (with a cap of ~$85K of income) which helps a lot! Agree completely with your assessment of where housing in NYS is pricey vs. generally a bargain in the rest of the state.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments

      Love the small saltbox (2nd link) with its quirks, and look at these stairs that are almost steep like a ladder!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

      Did we see the first home in NOLA before? The barley twist newel posts are really cool, but what hit the back of my brain’s memory is that incredibly beautiful tiled fp in the DR. Or was one similar to it in another house that was posted maybe 2-3 years ago?

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Matt,
      Thanks for sharing the Legett mansion in Carthage, MO. Around the turn of the last century the area around Carthage (where the borders of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma meet) had extensive lead mines which funneled considerable wealth into the growing city. As a result, Carthage still has a rich collection of fine late Victorian homes as well as an impressive well preserved downtown. A number of the surviving homes are mansion grade as the Leggett house demonstrates. With 6 bedrooms, five and a half baths, totaling 8,769 square feet, this expansive home may be too large for some. The lot is an expansive .89 of an acre with a brick carriage house to complete the picture. Seems reasonably priced considering all that is offered.

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  3. Julie C. says: 116 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    Lovingly maintained and beautifully decorated 1907 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom 1907 villa in the pretty South Island town of Geraldine in South Canterbury. Better still, it is on 2 hectares so you have distance from neighbours and lots of garden space. I was unable to find a valuation for this home but I imagine it would be in the mid $NZD800K.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3448644

  4. QuiltingWitch says: 19 comments
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    1969 split level prisoner
    Great Falls, MT

    Lovely tudor with vintage bathrooms in Worcester, MA for $419,900

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3-Westwood-Dr-Worcester-MA-01609/56744057_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • ddbacker says: 341 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      I love your house description – “Jailed in a 1969 Split”. At least you have some mountains to look at!

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      • QuiltingWitch says: 19 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1969 split level prisoner
        Great Falls, MT

        Thanks! The hubby refuses to move, makes me sad.

    • StevenF says: 588 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Solid house! Love it!

  5. QuiltingWitch says: 19 comments
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    1969 split level prisoner
    Great Falls, MT

    “Van Sweringen Demonstration House” Shaker Heights, OH $549,900

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3158-Morley-Rd-Shaker-Heights-OH-44122/33685624_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Info link:

    https://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/406

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  6. CharlesB says: 366 comments

    Punxsutawney, PA–Circa 1850 one-room schoolhouse in amazingly intact condition priced at $17,000. Just minutes from Gobbler’s Knob!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/17849-Route-119-Hwy-N_Punxsutawney_PA_15767_M41426-05442?view=qv

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    • Eric says: 232 comments

      Wow it would be worth owning the property just so you could tell people you live near Gobbler’s Knob. lol

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 476 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        And in the hometown of the spring-is-it-coming groundhog forecaster, Phil.

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          The old schoolhouse looks like the genuine article based on the architectural details. I believe it belongs to the Greek Revival era (1820’s-1850’s) making it an amazing survivor. I’ve seen old archival photos of school houses of this type and this one looks very intact and unchanged. Pennsylvania has some real surprises and hidden gems like this old Inn with Gothic wrought iron porch details (1850’s but long vacant) I found it by chance outside of State College, (Nittany) PA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157618669117473 The photos were taken back in 2009 so I wonder if its still standing? Thanks for sharing the old school house.

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          • Caroline says: 16 comments

            Junction House Lane and PA 64 on Google Earth shows new buildings where the building in your photo once stood. Apartment houses/townhomes?

            If you toggle down Junction House Lane the building you photographed appears!

            • Tom says: 11 comments

              Unfortunately if you look at Google Maps street view, the view from the side in 2009 shows the building there; the view from the front from 2018 shows it’s been torn down.

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              • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments
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                1889 Eastlake Cottage
                Fort Worth, TX

                Truly a sad loss of what appeared to be an intact Inn structure from the Antebellum era. In my opinion, the rare survivor had lots of potential but in areas rich in historic architecture, gems are sometimes unrecognized. I hope at least the rare iron supports and crestings were salvaged.

    • MW says: 673 comments

      The steel support under the top part of the chimney is very interesting for sure.

  7. brackenwolf says: 2 comments

    Amazing (but in poor shape) cathedral/church in Buffalo NY for only 30,000.

    https://www.realtytrac.com/homes-for-sale/ny/buffalo/14211/1066-e-ferry-st/147322952

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    • Eric says: 232 comments

      This church has a fantastic interior and I love the look of facade as well. After seeing the open spaciousness and beautiful windows along with incredible architectural detail I would convert this into a massive single family mansion par excellence! I could just imagine and with the windows being set so high you have ultimate light and privacy. The heating bill in Buffalo with those ceiling heights would be a killer.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 223 comments
      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I’m having one of those weird coincidences. The turquoise wall oven in the kitchen? I’ve seen two just like it on craiglist this week… one in pink, and one in a pale green. No kidding!

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  8. CoraCora says: 1790 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    Maybe… I shall move to Spain. I don’t know how old these are or what the exchange rate is to give a price. I was watching a history channel show on Vigo this morning which prompted me to look…

    Vigo, Spain:
    https://www.kyero.com/en/property/5080749-villa-for-sale-rande

    Santiago De Compostela:
    https://www.kyero.com/en/property/2624860-country-house-for-sale-a-estrada

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  9. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 703 comments

    The c.1906 Classical Revival Woodlands Mansion (Parson House) is for sale again in Summerville, SC. It was operated by a series of owners in various commercial enterprises as an inn, restaurant, corporate retreat, and wedding venue since a mid-1990’s restoration and was the only Five Star restaurant in SC for a number years.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/sc/summerville/125-parsons-rd-summerville-sc-29483–2028155531

    http://summervilleschistory.com/woodlands-mansion/

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9367 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Don’t forget to include some info, we want to know what we are clicking on to see. Granger, Indiana, $209k, brick Italianate.

      • EileenM says: 220 comments

        Thanks for the reminder Kelly. I really don’t want to spend time looking at a property that is out of my desired location or price range. And thanks for this site. It is one of the things I look forward to every day.

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  10. QuiltingWitch says: 19 comments
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    1969 split level prisoner
    Great Falls, MT

    Fort Scott Kansas, $230,000 – Beautiful inside and out…

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/512-S-Judson-St-Fort-Scott-KS-66701/91097613_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • zoomey says: 418 comments

      Wow. Just when I think I’ve seen the most gorgeous and amazing houses that could ever exist, I see another one in an unexpected place! This is an extraordinary house. The details go on and on and on. And it’s in perfect condition. Wow.

  11. AHodson says: 19 comments

    FINDLAY, OH $750,000. This is a REPLICA of an Italianate. Built in 1993!

    9507 TR 107 Findlay, Oh

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/9507-Township-Rd-107-Findlay,-OH_rb/

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  12. AHodson says: 19 comments

    FINDLAY, OHIO $750,000
    This is not an old house- it’s a REPLICA of an Italianate. It was built in 1993.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/9507-Township-Rd-107-Findlay,-OH_rb/

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    • JKleeb says: 118 comments

      Never been a fan of replicas but this is the best one I’ve seen—well done without plastic feeling most have.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      “Neo Victorians” come in different varieties and flavors and they have been around for several decades. However, the majority are easily identified as not being originals because the scale or proportions are different than those seen on originals. Every once in a while, you’ll come across a “Neo” than doesn’t immediately read visually as a replica Victorian and given the complexity of the details, they were largely built as a labor of love like this house was. The interior suggests that either the architect was well versed about original Italianate style houses and/or the owners were. I’m sure some compromises had to be made to meet modern code but with some salvaged pieces this is about as close as a replica of an original as anyone is likely to find these days. It’s something of a shock to see such a faithful replica when so many originals have been remodeled and mutilated beyond recognition. Hat’s off to everyone involved in this project. With just over 36 and a half acres, calling the property an “estate” seems justified. Lots of possibilities for this one but I sincerely hope the next owners will not try to modernize this convincingly faithful replica of an 1870’s Italianate. I’ve also seen a few George Barber plan book house replicas (almost always Queen Annes often from the Cottage Souvenir No. 2 house plan book) that were convincingly faithful to the original design, at least on the exterior. So, it is possible to have a modern built house that looks convincingly like a period home. Thank you very much for sharing this delightful house and property.

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    • ddbacker says: 341 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      This is fascinating. Thanks for posting!

    • zoomey says: 418 comments

      That’s really a labor of love. Someone must have spent an incredible amount of time and money building their dream, and it really is amazing. The setting and views are fabulous! The details – floors, doors, fireplaces – are exquisite.

  13. KarenZ says: 795 comments
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    This is my first share and I hope that I’m doing it correctly! This is an incredible property that I happened on from my Pinterest Vintage Bathrooms board! It sold in Sept for 7.2 million and I truly hope that they don’t touch the bathrooms. The listing states that they have 6.2 bathrooms and it does not disappoint!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/184-S-Hudson-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90004/20779201_zpid/

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    • Nancygirl says: 79 comments

      Kare, this house is a dream! Love the bathrooms, floors, windows, everything!!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

      Posted fine, and yes!, re: the bathrooms – theykre quite incredible!

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    • JimHJimH says: 3765 comments
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      You did good, and it’s a really fine house in Hancock Park. Wonder who bought it – Oprah, Ivanka, or maybe Angelina?

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    • zoomey says: 418 comments

      OK. I’d pay $7 million for those bathrooms! Worth every penny! I’m not kidding!

  14. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    This is not for sale, but check out this incredible French castle in ruins where nature reasserted itself, trees growing everywhere in between the stones ! (video with drone views in the 1st link below). In 2017 a crowdfunding allowed the creation of the world’s biggest collective ownership in order to restore it by selling shares of 50€. Over 1.617.000 euros were raised by 18 558 contributors from 115 countries. It’s at least as beautiful (if not more) than a handful of Loire valley chateaux.

    http://www.charentelibre.fr/2016/01/21/ce-chateau-de-la-vienne-en-ruine-qui-fascine-le-monde,3012634.php
    https://www.mothe-chandeniers.com/photos

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    • JKleeb says: 118 comments

      The video is magnificent—truly a spectacular place. I agree that it is at least on part with many in the Loire (at least those I’ve seen). I hope the conversation effort succeeds!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

      Beautiful!

      And…Reminds me of a prettier version of Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island in the Hudson River, just south of Newburgh, NY.

      • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments

        Thanks for the info, i had never heard of this castle! Nice and intriguing too!

        • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

          You’re welcome! I know of it because I went to college at SUNY New Paltz (about 30 min. north of Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island), plus a friend lives nr. Newburgh. Plus, whenever I go down to NYC, I take the train – which travels along the Mohawk River, then all along the Hudson River (and often smack dab *right* next to it!) from Albany down to NYC. I try to sit on the river views side of the train, & one can see Bannerman Castle, along w. other landmarks (Storm King Mtn. & its highway, West Point, the Palisades, etc.). “Castle” is somewhat of a nisnomer, being built as an armory by a guy who was running out of space diwn in the City, but it does look castle-y. 😉

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 2 comments

      I just might like it better in its current state rather than fully restored. There’s a haunting beauty to be found in nature reclaiming something so grand.

      The Chateau reminds me of a ruined version of Château d’Azay-le-Rideau if you’re familiar with that striking setting.

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      • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments

        I’d tend to agree with you CharlestonJohn, i like the greenery on this castle, it’s part of its charm as-is. Of course if let like this for years i guess it’ll further deteriorate but the way it’s decayed is what’s so attractive right now. But it must have been a show-piece. To me it’s even grander than Azay’s chateau. I like how they added medieval features (such as the tower, inner courtyard and crenelated walls). I live 15min away from Azay le Rideau 🙂

    • zoomey says: 418 comments

      My French is pretty rusty, but it appears the interior was destroyed by a fire? Is that correct?
      The images and drone footage are amazing. What a survivor. I hope it gets restored to its former glory.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments

      I found the Urbex pictures taken by an “explorer” (mentionned in the article in French), this is truly fascinating! (and at the very end is another link to their Flickr account with all pics): https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/overseas-sites/31823-chateau-de-la-mothe-chandeniers.html#.XAZ2mWhKiM8

      • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments

        aaannnnd then i got lost in the Urbex website and looked at dozen threads of pictures these guys posted… Fascinating and so sad to see such once grand / now derelict places!

    • zoomey says: 418 comments

      That’s a heartbreaker! What a fabulous house. Wish there were more photos. The bones are intact, now it needs love and money. The views are wonderful. She must have so many tales to tell….

  15. clawhammerist says: 14 comments
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    1879 Italianate
    Danville, VA

    Here is another beauty in always-intriguing Petersburg, Virginia, literally just a few doors down from the house that Kelly posted today: a marvelously-restored (and pretty tastefully-updated, I think) Italianate townhouse with what may be the most spectacular set of front doors ever! $299,500 seems like a bargain price for all that is on offer here, although real estate in Petersburg often sits on the market for some time and prices realized tend to be on the low side, a reflection not of its great location just outside of Richmond or its reviving downtown, its multiple historic districts, and its generally intact built environment but of its economic and political challenges.

    Behold, a really magnificent house (with thanks to the agent for great photography):

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/104-Marshall-St-Petersburg-VA-23803/79250226_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments

      You’re right, the house is gorgeous, the mix of brick and painted woodwork on the exterior is beautiful, and the doors… !! I love how they’re showing off their Citroën 2CV even if it’s not part of the sale i guess!! 🙂

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      While Italianate style homes are the most common house types from the Victorian era, this one is anything but common. The entry doors are truly exquisite and I’ve seen enough fine Victorian era doors to be a bit jaded but these truly are special. The owners also have fine tastes in decor which adds much to the interior. I had to chuckle after seeing the “Willoughby” antique style sign in the kitchen. The old Twilight Zone show had one episode where a browbeat and weary mid-20th century businessman dreamed of living in simpler times. (1880’s) While commuting home from work, his dreams placed him on an old train that stopped in the fantasy town of Willoughby. The episode did not have a happy ending as when he finally stepped off in the mythical town, he actually sleep walked off a moving train. There actually is a Willoughby, Ohio, but I have no idea if the inspiration for the T.Z. episode came from there or not. Thanks for sharing this interesting example of the Italianate style in historic Petersburg, VA.

    • zoomey says: 418 comments

      Now that’s a dream house! If only it were on 10 acres! What a beauty! Too much to love. Spectacular house. Sigh.

  16. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Submission for OHDOverseas: 19th C. bourgeois mansion near Tours (Indre-et-Loire / Loire Valley), 1.2m €: Beautiful building mixing pink brick and limestone, highly unsusual (for a French house) doors and door trim and wood mantles, panneled walls, and check out this funny garden with funny sculpted trees that look like dancing people! https://www.seloger.com/annonces/achat-de-prestige/maison/tours-37/centre/114700879.htm

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    • zoomey says: 418 comments

      OMG! I’d buy that house for the topiaries alone! And the dog, he or she must be included, as well as the furnishings, which are so very chic! Beautiful house! If only I could live in France!

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    • zoomey says: 418 comments

      That pink and green bathroom is perfection! The bathroom with the green tile frieze near the ceiling isn’t bad either! The entire house is spectacular. What I wouldn’t do for that pantry! There is so much to love in this house! The stairs, wainscotting, fireplace surrounds, too much. If I’m allowed a teensy complaint: I wish the realtors would not stage such magnificent houses with modern furniture, which hides some of the beautiful details of the house itself and clashes with the classic architecture, which will sell the house all by itself. I’d buy this one in a second had I the cash and the tolerance for St. Paul winters.

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  17. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Because of only having two photos, this Canton, Ohio, 1906 Queen Anne is a bit of a teaser being for sale at only $32,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/914-Shorb-Ave-NW-Canton-OH-44703/35206767_zpid/?fullpage=true However, the purchase terms may be attractive for someone without enough funds to buy the property outright with a 10% down payment option being mentioned. The listing streetview is erroneous but here is the correct streetview: (you can “drive” right beside the side of the house as well) https://goo.gl/maps/4aan4kqe1Yq I don’t know anything about the (Summit) neighborhood but the house looks to be in fair shape based on the streetview. All the listing information will need to be verified independently.

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  18. Diane2 says: 61 comments

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1331-Valley-Rd_Coatesville_PA_19320_M30719-11872?view=qv It states that the house was built in 1900, but I question that. I’d love to know what someone more knowledgeable has to say about its date. My experience with stone houses of this appearance is a much earlier date.

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  19. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Pottsville, PA, c.1800 (?) Italianate/2nd Empire, $9,500 (yup no typo): very few photos but a teaser of a few great features: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/512-S-Centre-St-Pottsville-PA-17901/93724808_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Franklin, IN, 1896 Victorian, $260,000: Unpainted woodwork everywhere! Just perfect! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/250-N-Water-St-Franklin-IN-46131/85470562_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
      1875 Limestone house
      Loire Valley, France,

      1915 (??) rowhouse in Philadelphia, PA ($525,000): gorgeous stained glass front doors in a tiled vestibule, unpainted woodwork, newel post with light, fireplaces, the whole upper Victorian attire is there (and probably more under that carpet) + a 70’s bar in the basement! (Con side: located on a busy street): https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1628-S-Broad-St-Philadelphia-PA-19145/10370740_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Thanks for sharing. Something may have happened at this Pottsville location in 1800 but the townhouse certainly dates from a couple of generations later. (1870-1880’s) The house was originally fairly high end and retains a number of fine period details. That over-mantel mosaic is intriguing; I’d want to investigate that central roundel (a “roundel” defined: A roundel is a small circular decorative plate used extensively in Renaissance courtyards and arcades often a niche containing a bust”. source: Ontario Architecture) to verify if it is original or something replaced whatever was there originally. Wish there were more photos but at that low price point having any photos is a plus. Pottsville is an old coal mining town with the discovery of quality anthracite coal occurring in 1790. The town grew steadily in the 19th century into the 20th topping out in population in 1940 when it reached 24,530. The 2016 estimate is 13,738 which helps explain the softer housing prices there. But $9,500 is a bargain even in Pottsville. Potential buyers should do due diligence. (a house inspection to ascertain the scope of work/repairs needed, tax information, learning about the surrounding neighborhood) Potentially, the next owners could have a fine period townhome when its all said and done.

      That Franklin, Indiana house has been on the market for some time. Much of the hard work is already done and the surrounding Franklin neighborhood in streetview looks stable and relatively prosperous. The house has an interesting design and layout making me think it must have been architect designed or built from a published plan source.

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  20. MarthAllenaMarthAllena says: 88 comments
    1921 Craftsman
    St. Paul, MN

    297 Maiden Ln, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    This one sold already. Former boiler house. Modernized but still interesting

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/297-Maiden-Ln_Saint-Paul_MN_55102_M73691-62240#photo23

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments

      I LOVE it! Love its quirkiness with multi-levels, i wouldn’t change a bit, perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    If you want to retreat in a funky cabin located in the middle of nowhere in the californian (Sonora) desert with beautiful views ($99,000): https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5550-Soza-Rd-Whitewater-CA-92282/18118677_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And another cheap Danville, VA Victorian beauty ($36,900) with natural woodwork, clawfoot tubs, fireplaces, beveled glass transom… : https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/729-W-Williams-St-Danville-IL-61832/80292272_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  22. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    The Danville house is actually located in Illinois, rather than Virginia. The town was first settled in 1827. In my informal streetview tour, I found this city of about 33,000 lacking dense historic residential districts. The area around the downtown has been particularly decimated and cleared of old buildings as well as inner city neighborhoods giving the area a very low density almost suburban-like feel. Sad that some cities decided the best path to future growth was by getting rid of the past while other communities embraced and cherished their architectural heritage. I did find another lone faded Victorian survivor: https://goo.gl/maps/hENwh8vvgax (maybe already gone because the streetview is several years old) That example suggests if at one time there were acres and acres of dilapidated mostly vacant or abandoned old houses, the chosen solution apparently was to raze them. In summary, I feel the West Williams St. house is priced so low because houses of this age aren’t highly valued locally. With some certainty I can also say the town appears to have enough vacant lots and land to last for another century of redevelopment.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
      1875 Limestone house
      Loire Valley, France,

      You’re right John, my bad! I saw so many listings about Danville VA and its preservation committee that i directly assumed the house was in VA.

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