December 7, 2018: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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

    The back of today’s old house photo says “Uncle Bill’s and Aunt Lizzie Lipcaman – Leona and Marie”. There’s a photo of Lizzie, Marie and Leona for sale here: link. On Ancestry it’s showing “William Lipkaman” as another spelling but I’m not able to see the address where they lived. If anyone has an Ancestry account, let us know what you find.

    Today’s book recommendation could apply to other early New England homes but is specific to Connecticut. It has black and white photos of CT Colonial Era homes but also detailed illustrations of the structures building techniques, doors, windows, trim….if Colonial Era homes are your favorite or you are interested in how they built homes of that period, you will enjoy this book. It’s more expensive on Amazon so if you want a hardback or paperback I recommend finding one on eBay or ThriftBooks.com.

    When sharing PLEASE include the city, state, price and what kind of house it is or a small description so we’ll know what we are clicking on.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 287 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      I have a paperback copy of the book that I got at our library book store for a few dollars. I love all beautiful drawings and detail. It is amazing to me to see how all of that design is incorporated into the structure of a house. Something not to be taken for granted.

      Kelly, I found this calendar while looking for information about the EB White house in Maine. With your love of old house portraits, I thought you would like to see it:

      http://nelsonhistory.org/nelson-history-calendars/nelson-history-calendar-2017/

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

        Oh, that’s cool!

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      • Sandy B says: 325 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Fascinating history!! I’m wondering if anyone knows what, “ball and sausage molding” is, as noted in the November note….? It’s a molding term I’ve never come across before. Thanks Kimberly62, wonderful addition.

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    • SharonSharon says: 272 comments
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      Sedalia, MO

      So much to love about today’s photo. First off, those girls’ dresses and hair and posture. And the screen door, gingerbread, clearly multi-colored trim and posts, the boardwalk. Handsome, proud people. But there’s a mystery here. What’s “No. 6”? It’s on that little sign on the ground.

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

        I figured that’s the photograph number meaning he took a series of shots and that was shot 6. It’s a guess, I could be wrong but it’s unlikely the house number.

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      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

        I was thinking maybe it was the 6th house to be built in a new neighborhood or else design #6 of house plans they had to choose from. But of course those are just mete guesses.

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

          It’s a family photo so I doubt it’s anything to do with a house plan.

          • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

            My thinking was along the lines of yes, a family photo, but given the absence of foundation plantings, etc. perhaps a new ‘development’ with some plots still up for sale. So that the various houses would have the plan option number ID-ing each house for prospective buyers of the still-to-be-built homes.

    • JimHJimH says: 3765 comments
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      William M. Lipcaman (1857-1921) married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Mehl in 1883 in Brown Co. IL. He was a farmer, then moved into Versailles before 1910 to work as a delivery man and bus driver. Versailles was/is a small village of 5-600 people.
      The photo looks about 1909 when the girls were 12 and 15. They lived on Second Ave. – maybe somebody can find a good match.
      https://goo.gl/maps/hEQbhMRWmvK2

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

        Thank you! I didn’t find it either but maybe it’s in a spot I didn’t go down via Google.

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

          I too wasn’t able to find a match although a number of vintage homes remain standing in this tiny town. Perhaps if a long time resident saw the photo he or she might remember the family and the house they lived in. I think its amazing that we have been able to identify the town the house was in as well as some of the original family history. In the pre-Internet days, such a feat would have been difficult if not impossible. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Tess says: 256 comments

      Looks like the right side of the house is getting fresh white paint. It is a brighter color and maybe a paint tray on the ground?

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  2. CharlesB says: 366 comments

    Lisbon, NY–1850ish Robert Frost-style brick house priced at $79,000. Lisbon is in the heart of the St. Lawrence Valley, known for having some of the most fertile agricultural soils in the country:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7552-County-Route-27-Lisbon-NY-13658/209096840_zpid/?fullpage=true

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

    I enjoyed Tuesday’s 1878 Naugatuck, CT listing, mostly because it’s fun to say “Naugatuck”. So here are two more from Naugatuck:

    1791 $450K Nice house but the barn and outbuildings are outstanding. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/60-Gunntown-Rd_Naugatuck_CT_06770_M40330-98600?view=qv

    1955 Mod $280K This features a pagoda-ish roof-line and the grooviest, curviest sunken living room with fireplace that your heart could desire. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/408-Park-Ave_Naugatuck_CT_06770_M49136-86554?view=qv

    Naugatuck!

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  4. StevenF says: 588 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Happy Friday! A few 20th century homes to nibble on between wrapping gifts. Apologies if some have already been shared.

    1. An estate condition 1925 Mediterranean in Tampa for a large price: $1.2M. Price is huge because she sits on a canal, with close access to Tampa Bay. No kitchen picture, but based on what I can see, it’s probably not a new one! Strange choice to wallpaper the front hall like Tidewater colonial. Anyway…cool house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/413-S-Shore-Crest-Dr-Tampa-FL-33609/45046688_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. Probably my favorite of the batch, this charming 1920 storybook in Pinehurst NC for $550K offers an adorable spiral staircase and wonderfully shaped front door. 1970s kitchen. Wouldn’t you love to retire to this little gem?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-Village-Grn-E-Pinehurst-NC-28374/2090260385_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. Another Florida Mediterranean, this one from 1929 for $550K. I actually like this one much better than the expensive one in Tampa and am keeping my fingers crossed that the absence of kitchen pictures means that it’s vintage. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3764-Ortega-Blvd-Jacksonville-FL-32210/44499525_zpid/?fullpage=true

    4. Lastly, an unassuming 1957 MCM in Gainesville, FL for $465K. Huge windows, nice room proportions and lots of original details allow one to overlook the original broken tile floors, which one might replace with something less patio-ish. Maybe Cement or terrazzo?? Lots of options to make this place sing.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-NW-23rd-St-Gainesville-FL-32607/42715653_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  5. SharonSharon says: 272 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    Here’s my dream in Sedalia, Missouri: a 1931 Craftsman on 10 acres just on the eastern outskirts of town for $295,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Sedalia-MO/pmf,pf_pt/226470156_zpid/54364_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/38.703848,-93.202022,38.683014,-93.234723_rect/14_zm/

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  6. Don Richards says: 35 comments

    I wanted to share this modest 1959 mid-century ranch in Torrington, CT because of it’s kitchen. I love that the house seems mostly original, but BAM! Have any of you all seen a 50’s pink hanging refrigerator? I hope someone sees the potential here and doesn’t gut it, it’s a gem.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/96-Shirley-Rd_Torrington_CT_06790_M45625-99219?view=qv

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

      No, wow, have never seen that sort of fridge before! I wonder which third of it is the freezer portion? And it’s quite pretty, the pale pink & stainless combo.

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    • john says: 727 comments

      I have never seen a fridge like that before very nice. Some companies make reproduction appliances that you can get in many colors for those that are sick of stainless and like personality but they are not cheap. Here is one of the companies.

      https://www.elmirastoveworks.com/

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    • Joseph says: 295 comments

      My aunt had one of those in her MCM ranch house. Hers was deep blue, part of the complete GE “kitchen of the future”.

      I suspect this never caught on widely because it isn’t very practical – particularly if you have kids.

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    • jillieD says: 49 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      OMG! That Fridge! Wowsa! Thanks for sharing.

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

      That’s a nice looking MCM even without the rad fridge.

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  7. cheryl plato says: 176 comments

    Howdy! Got a few to share before enjoying yours.

    1790 Cape for 179K with many original features still intact Tamworth NH:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/46-Chinook-Trl_Tamworth_NH_03886_M35188-00468#photo0

    1890 Italianate in Titusville PA for 105K. Tiny bit remuddled but many original features, built-ins, butler’s pantry, carriage house
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/310-E-Main-St_Titusville_PA_16354_M39978-36793#photo0

    1890 Gothic Victorian Blacksburg SC 159k love the windows, the iron fence, arched entries
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/201-S-Chester-St_Blacksburg_SC_29702_M67720-47174?ex=SC646600002#photo0

    1876 to me looks Victorian/Gothic/ but not sure lovely cottage nice details, cool vintage kitchen 125K St. Johnsbury VT.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/46-Emerson-St_St-Johnsbury_VT_05819_M44182-18362#photo0

    1768 stone house Shoemakersville PA. deep windows, old Dutch door, wonder if original floors under all the carpet 179K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/264-Main-St_Shoemakersville_PA_19555_M40578-60979#photo0

    1812 Shaftsbury VT. cape cottage 249k w/ 13 acres every picture is AWESOME and take a look at the kitchen! copper counters! old sink, love it!!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1376-Shaftsbury-Hollow-Rd_Shaftsbury_VT_05262_M40940-63662#photo0

    1815 cedar shake Cape w/14 acres Osipee NH 175K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Sawyer-Rd_Ossipee_NH_03814_M33948-71825#photo0

    1805 Colonial farmhouse in Limington ME 174K mostly untouched
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/286-Sokokis-Ave_Limington_ME_04049_M31578-34080#photo0

    Finally my bargains, this 1900 Victorian cottage in Alba MO 28K on quiet street needs just a little fixing
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/102-N-Fox-St_Alba_MO_64830_M82326-39195#photo0

    KNEW this one would be snatched up fast, a storybook house with stone pillars and driveway,1931 Tudor in Freedom, PA 8K!! yes definitely a fixer but so cute and what a house you’d have
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1589-9th-Street-Ext_Freedom_PA_15042_M34806-15839#photo0

    Hope you like these, have a great weekend!

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    • jillieD says: 49 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      I bet they bought that last one for the fireplace tiles.

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      • cheryl plato says: 176 comments

        lol! Right? Wild and different tiles they are! But the house, even if you just tore it down the the shell, is so nice and cute! and if you go on Google maps, it has an expertly crafted hardscaped driveway and pillars, I mean it’s a steal!

  8. Alan says: 2 comments

    https://www.southfloridaavenuechurchofchrist.com/preachers-home.html#PhotoSwipe1544216735135
    Lakeland Florida,free if you can move it. Needs a fair bit of work, new kitchen some windows replaced etc.

  9. Roger says: 40 comments

    Coldwater, Michigan. $190,000 7 bedroom, 4 bath. Not sure what style it is. Did I say, 2 income producing apartments, as well? If it wasn’t so far from were I work, I would be interested in it. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/73-N-Monroe-St-Coldwater-MI-49036/106257875_zpid/

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  10. JKleeb says: 118 comments

    Spokane, WA late 1890s/1900 free classic Public Auction

    This house seems to be in better shape than many public auction listings and it is in a neighborhood that has been improving very rapidly in the last few years as prices have gone up elsewhere in Spokane.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1104-W-Sinto-Ave-Spokane-WA-99201/23520835_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Prior listing interior photos are promising

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1104-W-Sinto-Ave_Spokane_WA_99201_M18087-48455#photo0

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    • Andrea Workman says: 2 comments

      Being born and raised in Spokane there are a lot of old homes especially in Brown’s edition and South Hill. I use to babysit in some of the South Hill phones that had all kinds of nooks and crannies.

  11. Gwenn says: 106 comments

    $349,000 cleveland heights Ohio. I’m tempted to buy it just to save the big kitchen sink and copper sink in the butlers pantry.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2476-Kenilworth-Rd-Cleveland-Heights-OH-44106/33658610_zpid/

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  12. Gwenn says: 106 comments

    $1,150,000 Santa Clarita California. Very cute kitchen and bathroom

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22931-8th-St-Santa-Clarita-CA-91321/20206992_zpid/

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    • StevenF says: 588 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Awesome. As a tea-totaler, I might repurpose that bar as a reading nook. Great find!

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

      Is the white bathroom’s shower in the tower? Cool!

  13. Gwenn says: 106 comments

    A few from toledo Ohio

    $324,000 toledo Ohio. 1897. Very ornate home, looks like original butlers pantry

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2251-Robinwood-Ave-Toledo-OH-43620/34675097_zpid/

    $279,000 toledo Ohio. 1907. Pretty house, nicely done kitchen. Lots of red and grey for any Ohio state fans

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2041-Glenwood-Ave-Toledo-OH-43620/34686169_zpid/

    $105,000 1934 Art Deco in toledo very interesting house

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3456-Goddard-Rd-Toledo-OH-43606/34659159_zpid/

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    • DeniseLynn says: 145 comments

      The Toledo Art Deco house is really cool. I love the back balcony. The kitchen looks like an original keeper and there’s a lot of nice hardwood floors. It would be interesting to research the Deco style for restoration and decorating.

  14. Gwenn says: 106 comments

    Santa Clarita house is 1929 build date

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  15. jillieD says: 49 comments
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    1952 Ojai, CA

    OK, so I am in love with mid-century modern homes. Someone suggested I may enjoy living in Michigan, so I’ve been searching MCMs in Michigan – and they have TONS of them. Here’s one for $175K that’s a real mystery. In Rhodes, MI

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/MI/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/77853136_zpid/30_rid/mid-century_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/49.972422,-76.431885,39.766325,-96.119385_rect/5_zm/

    Where in the world is Rhodes, you ask? Well, it’s listed as a ghost town. http://99wfmk.com/estey-rhodes-2018/

    Not even Google Earth could find the address! Cool house, or what!

    Here are two others – that are findable. For $219K in Adrian, MI
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/MI/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/68236466_zpid/30_rid/mid-century_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/49.972422,-76.431885,39.766325,-96.119385_rect/5_zm/2_p/

    And in Kalamazoo for $192K.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/MI/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/74151815_zpid/30_rid/mid-century_att/globalrelevanceex_sort/49.972422,-76.431885,39.766325,-96.119385_rect/5_zm/

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  16. Jefsndy says: 111 comments
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    The Santa Clarita house is quite interesting. It is located very close to the CalArts campus, the art and animation school started by Walt Disney ( my late son graduated from CalArts) This school has created some of the most famous animators, Toy Story(Pixar), SpongeBob Square Pants, Tim Burton, Sofia Coppola,Ed Harris, Dustin Hoffman, etc etc. A wonderful place. I can understand the Hollywood connection. Talk about the craziest, most creative graduation ceremony!
    This is a great area, and a very interesting property. Close and dear to my heart for sure…

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  17. JKleeb says: 118 comments

    I was inspired by Alan’s posting; this is not an old house for sale but a link to great video for people like me who are fascinated by house moving. Nickel Brothers has helped saved many old homes/heritage homes in Washington State and Western Canada that would otherwise have been destroyed by new owners who want to build new and I admire their work. They often have a selection of endangered old homes available on their website (many of which end up destroyed if a buyer who can move them is not located). Here they move a large, 1920s brick mansion a long way over the water to a new waterfront location.
    http://www.nickelbros.com/residential/projects/1923-mansion-move/

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    • Cate says: 58 comments
      Milwaukee, WI

      JKleeb, thank you for sharing that! That’s insane. I once worked for engineers and I can imagine the planning that went into this. OMG!

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    • Sandy B says: 325 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      As a 50-year resident of Bainbridge Is., and long involved in preservation here, I am very familiar with the Nickel Brothers and their fascinating work. On a committee several years ago to save a 1930s Boy Scout Log cabin, we watched them jack up and straighten a very large stone chimney to put a foundation under it, use bars of ivory soap to aid skidding the building forward for log repair, etc. These guys can do anything……!!

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  18. Barbara VBarbara V says: 168 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Haven’t had a chance to read the postings so far, so hope this isn’t a duplicate: A lovely 1815 house with a ton of history and great details in the Western Catskills of NY for $285,000: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/51-Saw-Mill-Rd_Meredith_NY_13753_M44161-02459

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  19. Barbara VBarbara V says: 168 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Just an addendum: I’m guessing this house underwent some significant remodeling circa 1915, or so, because most of the details I’m loving seem to date from that period… I’ll be interested to hear what others think.

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    • JKleeb says: 118 comments

      I agree—I didn’t expect to like it with the updates but I really like this house and think it all comes together pretty well.

  20. Sandy B says: 325 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Another great book with lots of history/drawings/ etc.: BIG HOUSE, LITTLE HOUSE, BACK HOUSE, BARN, The Connected Farm Buildings of New England, by Thomas C. Hubka.
    See at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Big-House-Little-Back-Barn/dp/0874513103/ref=sr_1_1_twi_har_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1544289292&sr=8-1&keywords=big+house%2C+little+house%2C+back+house%2C+barn

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

    1930 cottage, Cleveland, OH – $549,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12321-Fairhill-Rd-Cleveland-OH-44120/33416835_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1905 stone cottage, Wilmington, DE – $500,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/312-Marsh-Rd-Wilmington-DE-19809/72973850_zpid/?fullpage=true

    1902 beauty, Hot Springs, AR – $547,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/725-Quapaw-Ave-Hot-Springs-AR-71901/76166875_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • JKleeb says: 118 comments

      Kudos to the owners of the Wilmington house for the period appropriate colors, wall coverings and furniture. While the kitchen is clearly, modern I like how the made it blend in well with the house.

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

      QW, these are all great in their own way but the Wilmington one calls my name. It looks like it should be in a turn-of-the-(20th) century mountain resort. It would be like living in a vacation home year round!

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  22. nic says: 53 comments

    This historic home is not for sale but scheduled for demolition. A 6,100 sq ft 1865 Italianate with carriage house and a wrought iron fenced yard. It is recently inhabited and in fine condition. It is the Rectory for the Catholic Cathedral across the street. The church applied to the City Council in Lafayette, IN for a demolition permit so they can build a more modern Rectory in its place. This week the Council granted the demolition permit, saying “it is private property so we can’t tell the church what to do with it”. It is scheduled to be razed within 60 days.
    I will attach several links which each have a different picture or view of the house. Perhaps Kelly can clean up this entry with the pictures. It sits on a corner and thus has two addresses; 1014 South St, and 12 N 11th St in Lafayette, IN.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1014-South-St_Lafayette_IN_47901_M30123-13600
    https://www.trulia.com/p/in/lafayette/1014-south-st-lafayette-in-47901–1026272026
    https://www.realtytrac.com/property/in/lafayette/47901/1014-south-st/198359168
    I also found some interior pics if you put the South St address into Google images. Couldn’t get a link to work there tho.

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    • JKleeb says: 118 comments

      It seems like a waste to demolish it but I hope that at least they salvage the materials and details that can be re-used. On google images it appears that there are some nice mantels and woodwork.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 168 comments

      If this were in my community, I’d be calling people, writing to people, getting to meetings and just making a completely unignorable pain in the butt of myself… That is the ONLY way – absent having the $$ to make an offer they cannot refuse – to save such places… Good luck!

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

      Sad, but not unexpected. While I will not single out any particular denomination, Church-owned historic properties are especially vulnerable to this kind of destruction as historic buildings or homes appear to hold little value to the congregations and Church leaders. I’ve long lost count of the number of Church-owned historic structures that have been demolished for no better reason than it being a matter of convenience to do so. By setting an arbitrary 60 day deadline, they well know the chances for saving it on such short notice are zero to none. As a preservationist, I have to ask, do they have a conscience? Why take a landmark home that has stood there for 150 years and destroy it for… what? (a parking lot, or some other minor function building) When I learn of yet another Church owned property with a historic or several historic buildings being lost, it diminishes the respect I have for those in the Church who made such an arbitrary decision. But, as always, this is now largely a moot point so I hope in the narrow window of time remaining at least some salvaging will take place. The City council did as expected probably because someone on the council has close ties to this expansion project. I’ve yet to ever see a local governing authority deny a demolition permit to ANY religious organization. OK, end of rant, but I’ve repeatedly seen first hand how these situations play out. An attempt I made in the past to convince a televangelist organization not to raze one of the last early 1880’s homes not only fell on deaf ears but was totally ignored. Now a convenience store gas station stands on the site. More enlightened entities would hire a knowledgeable architect who could incorporate the house in the new project and give it another century or two to stand. My only remaining advice is to Pray for the historic Italianate style house to be saved.

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  23. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 476 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    This is definitely in the category of chit-chat, but I’ve been thinking about the problem of “community” lately. There are lots of old homes in places where I either would not feel welcome or would not enjoy living. (I include where I live now in this cohort). What indicators would be useful for any of us to find a compatible town, village or neighborhood? I know everyone has different definitions of what is a great community. For some it might be the number of golf courses per capita. For others it might be proximity to a lake or an ocean. These are pretty easy to search for. But how about the more nebulous factors? For example (to use my own criteria) how can you locate communities that are socially engaged, civic minded, progressive,welcoming to newcomers, growing and future oriented? Any thoughts (about indicators that would be useful)? Or nominations for such places?

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 168 comments

      How about a community with active historic preservation association(s) – and/or a house in a dedicated historic district? I’ve decided that those are the sorts of things I’ll be seeking if/when I decide to relocate…

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 476 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        Barbara, Yes, that’s certainly a good indicator of civic engagement and concern for the community. I hadn’t though of it that way (which is why I asked this question). Anyone have any others?

    • ChrisICU says: 504 comments

      I’ve been wondering the same thing, CharlestonJohn. I see lovely homes in areas where I question the viability of a welcoming community. Of course there are obvious communities that are well known for their openness to one community or another. I guess it’s the fear of the unknown that creates concern

      But, on the flip side, I have to add a personal story. I have a weekend shack in the middle of, for the lack of a better term, Deliverance Country. (It was filmed in the 1970’s a few miles away.) I’ve been there 20+ years. There are a dozen houses surrounded by national forest. Every neighbor is different and each of us have become friends and support one another. We’ve had a bad egg a couple of times, but they usually don’t last. We all express gratitude that this community has found each other and come together to create a welcoming and tolerant to all space. So perhaps my lesson is that despite (or perhaps because of) being surrounded by intolerance I’m a part of a peaceful, beautiful, and tolerant community.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

      The first thing that comes to my mind is: Sidewalks in the residential neighborhoods, esp. when noticing that plenty of people walk their dogs. I have (indoor) cats, but I often take walks in nice weather and have met a bunch of neighbors when stopping to pet their dog(s), and we get chatting.

      Besides an historical society, an art museum is often a good thing, re: community. I go to classes for retirees through an organization called MVILR (Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement) which take place at a local SUNY college, and often see people I’ve met in my MVILR classes at the art museum’s film series. Which also brings up the presence of a college – they may have programs which are open to people other than their student population: lectures, films, concerts, etc.

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      • Sandy B says: 325 comments
        OHD Supporter

        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I fully agree on all counts, Cathy, especially as a preservationist. I also like the idea of privacy. This opposed to being isolated, which unfortunately many of the gorgeous 18th-century properties I adore are. In my present home, I have wonderful neighbors. We are all on an acre or more, but within sight of each other…..perfect. In nice weather I’m continuously chatting with new faces walking their dogs, and kids getting off the school bus too, as I garden at the road side of my yard. A good church family is a priority requisite too. In the end, no matter how strong the emotional attachment to a historic property, it’s a “community” of people that make or break a comfortable location for me. I’ve enjoyed this discussion…..thanks to all.

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  24. 67drake67drake says: 162 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Racine County, WI

    Lancaster WI. $210,000
    This was one of our favorite homes in a great little town. My wife and I decided it was a little too far from where we wanted to work though.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/143-W-Linden-St-Lancaster-WI-53813/113660015_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-propertyalertnew&utm_term=urn:msg:2018120417122567c5a2897a55c75d&utm_content=viewall

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  25. Ed FerrisEd Ferris says: 287 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Indianapolis-IN/house_type/1085912_zpid

    $150K

    This is the cottage (at 2018 Carrollton Ave.) that was the postcard house two weeks ago. At that price it should be in good condition. Has been on the market for a while.

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    • Carolyn says: 211 comments
      Grand Rapids, MI

      Similar but not the same house. They are a few blocks apart. The postcard house is at 2110 Carrollton. It must have been a neighborhood of cute little cottages in the day. Wish I could go back in time and see it then.

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    • JKleeb says: 118 comments

      I’d love to get the vinyl siding and windows off this house-what a great bargain! Glad the interior was spared.

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

    Exceptional Tudor-style mansion in Dayton, OH called the Hook Estate. My apologies if this has been here before, in some ways it seems familiar. Even so, it’s worth a second look. There are some delicious original bathrooms in there. It’s not inexpensive but seems to be a good value for what it is.

    Dayton, OH. $690K https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Dayton_OH/sby-14#M3474953190

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    • SuzyQ says: 50 comments

      Beautiful house. Woodwork exceptional. The only problem is the high taxes. Based on value today it $10,900. After you buy it for asking price it will probably go to over $15,000.

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1678 comments

      I may’ve seen it, but it’s not ringing a bell. And it is gorgeous.

  27. Lisa says: 1 comments

    I’m sure this has been posted at some point in the last several months, but I just came across this myself- Sanger House 507 E. College Ave Waukesha, WI in danger of being demolished! https://www.thepetitionsite.com/267/532/319/save-the-sanger-house/

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  28. john says: 727 comments

    1890 Craftsman Crenshaw, MS 99.9 k
    Unfortunately they blocked in the porch ruining the curb appeal but it is actually beautiful inside.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/764-Askew-Rd_Crenshaw_MS_38621_M77710-67480?view=qv

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  29. CoraCora says: 1790 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1921. Looks like this was a mansion. It’s been partially gutted; not sure if it can be brought back. The exterior certainly still retains its stunning effect. $150K

    Detroit, MI:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2011-Longfellow-St-Detroit-MI-48206/88244897_zpid/

    • CandyCandy says: 113 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Carpentersville, IL

      If you Google Boston-Edison in Detroit you’re gonna find a wealth of information about the amazingly beautiful district this house is in. Full of mansions that have been lovingly cared for or painstakingly restored (Nicole Curtis did one on the DIY network), this neighborhood is a treasure trove of gorgeousness!
      This is my favorite link:

      https://www.historicbostonedison.org/Homes-for-Sale

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  30. CoraCora says: 1790 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1900. This one has an even more stunning exterior; breathtaking. I’m hoping one if our OHD historians will know it’s story. No interior pics but staring at the exterior is a treat.

    The street view is confusing…I can’t find it! Hope it’s still there. $265K

    Detroit, MI:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/506-Parkview-Dr-Detroit-MI-48214/88460005_zpid/

    • Carolyn says: 211 comments
      Grand Rapids, MI

      For some reason street view takes you to the back of the house. You can just see a chimney and the edge of a porch above that blue piece of equipment.

  31. JPC says: 17 comments

    Here’s one I ran across in Paw Paw Michigan for $250,000. Lots of photos and nice details, seems to have been really well kept. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/MI/fsba,fsbo_lt/house,land_type/74823939_zpid/30_rid/2-_beds/1-_baths/0-400000_price/0-1618_mp/130680-_lot/44.087585,-81.015931,41.306697,-85.937806_rect/7_zm/0_mmm/

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    • CZenos says: 45 comments

      Interesting for its lack of extant fireplaces – nary a one.

      If those hot air registers are original, this has to be one of the earliest hot air (gravity) heated homes (1889).

      The lone central chimney would support that.

  32. KP says: 2 comments

    One of my favorite homes in my town is for sale (for a pretty penny, of course.)
    Stone portion from 1766, additions made later on.
    Warwick, NY 595k

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/212-Bellvale-Lakes-Rd_Warwick_NY_10990_M31193-65326?view=qv

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  33. KP says: 2 comments

    And one more beautiful property from my town!
    1795 | Warwick, NY | $239k

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6-Points-of-Vw_Warwick_NY_10990_M41454-13903?view=qv

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  34. Katie says: 6 comments
    1975 Colonial
    White Stone, VA

    https://www.horsleyrealestate.com/listings/historic-callis-wharf-victorian/

    Historic Callis Wharf Victorian
    Mathews, VA
    circa 1905
    $895,000
    Historic Milford Haven Victorian home on Gwynn’s Island includes +375 feet of waterfront with a dock and boat lift just minutes from Chesapeake Bay. The home features a wrap-around porch, cypress siding, slate roof, and attached carport. Outbuildings include a large 2 car garage with a third bay for boat storage, an unfinished guest house, storage shed, and another outbuilding left on the property to keep the footprint for possible renovation or to build another structure. The main house has a living room, parlor, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, den, and a full bath on the first floor. Two bedrooms, dressing room, and one large full bath are on the second floor. A huge room (formerly used as a “bunk room”) plus a spacious office are located on the third floor.
    This was originally the home of the Callis family, founders of Callis Wharf, which was the hub of the Gwynn’s Island seafood industry for many years.

  35. Katie says: 6 comments
    1975 Colonial
    White Stone, VA

    https://www.horsleyrealestate.com/listings/saratoga/

    Saratoga
    Lancaster, VA
    $610,000
    circa 1790
    Historical Dream House, circa 1790, “Saratoga” is a fine example of late Federal and Greek Revival architecture. Situated on 2.6 park-like acres, the grounds are highlighted by a cherry tree lined drive leading to a circular entry featuring a formal boxwood garden setting. This 2525 sq. ft. Gem of History includes three working fireplaces, spacious first floor rooms, and a second floor that boasts two oversized guest bedrooms and bath. The Master Suite includes a fireplace plus an all-new Master Bathroom. Additional unique features include a large English basement with fireplace, brick floor, new screened porch, back deck,extensive patio, two-story Amish barn, and a totally restored SUMMER Kitchen. Enjoy a walk through time and visit sensational Saratoga!
    Saratoga is an Native American word meaning “the hillside country of the quiet river.” This charming, historical home is a true treasure to this area. Filled with lovely landscaping and in a great location near the town of Kilmarnock, only 5 minutes away. Enjoy a small town encircled by waterfront with a boat ramp nearby. Saratoga is being sold “as is, where is”.

  36. Katie says: 6 comments
    1975 Colonial
    White Stone, VA

    https://www.horsleyrealestate.com/listings/the-victorian-charmer/

    The Victorian Charmer
    $560,000
    Mathews, VA
    Circa 1902
    The “Victorian Charmer” is a restored historic Victorian home with original detailing and views of the East River and Mobjack Bay. Outside the home are wrap-around porches, a large entertainment deck, and a romantic upper balcony with lovely views of sunrises and sunsets. The interior features an elegant center hall and stairway, classic parlor, large rooms, period fireplace mantles, and plenty of bedrooms for family and guests. The home includes many renovations and upgrades including thermal windows, blown-in insulation, updated kitchen, new roof, new heat pumps and hot water heater, plus resurfaced wood floors. Best of all this home is NOT in the flood zone!

  37. Katie says: 6 comments
    1975 Colonial
    White Stone, VA

    https://www.horsleyrealestate.com/listings/woodas-creek-colonial/

    Woodas Creek Colonial
    Mathews, VA
    Circa 1930
    $525,000
    This private and peaceful country estate includes a spacious Colonial-style home, guest apartment, 3-stall barn, 3-car garage with rooms above, and another building which could be office, studio or workshop. Situated on over 5 acres, the property has long frontage on East River with quick access to Mobjack Bay and includes a 5′ MLW pier. The main house is circa 1930 and has original doors, trim, and hardwood floors. Encompassing over 3800 square feet, the home has four bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath. The guest apartment has a private entrance and could be used as a rental. Mature trees and landscaping add to the quiet enjoyment of the river life. Just minutes to Mathews Court House with great shopping and restaurants!

  38. Katie says: 6 comments
    1975 Colonial
    White Stone, VA

    https://www.horsleyrealestate.com/listings/lancaster-tavern/
    Lancaster Tavern
    Lancaster, VA
    Circa 1730
    $495,000
    Lancaster Tavern, an established restaurant and bed & breakfast that has been beautifully restored, keeping much historic charm with modern amenities, all on 2 acres. The tavern was built in 1790 with additions in the mid 1800’s and many upgrades in 2009. This is a great opportunity to own a piece of history located in a high visibility area on Route 3 near Lancaster Courthouse and the Mary Ball Washington Museum, plus only 10 minutes to Kilmarnock and 3 minutes to Lively.
    The main building has a large foyer, large dining room and living room, all open to flow together and currently all have dining tables. Dining deck plus a full loading dock. Finished sunporch with hand painted floors and built-in bar with refrigeration and more. Commercial grade Kitchen complete with all a chef would need to make fabulous meals . . . $300,000 invested in this kitchen. Downstairs has two half baths. Upstairs has two beautiful rooms, two lovely bathrooms, and an office space.
    This property also has a detached rental home with more privacy and offers a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bath, plus exterior stairs to a floored attic area for great storage. This property has a little over two acres with fenced area and small barn/shed, would make a great garden or small livestock area.

  39. Katie says: 6 comments
    1975 Colonial
    White Stone, VA

    https://www.horsleyrealestate.com/listings/carters-creek-farmhouse/

    Carters Creek Farmhouse
    White Stone, VA
    $399,000
    Circa 1930
    Carters Creek Farmhouse is a wonderful 1930 home on Carters Creek just off the Rappahannock River. Set on 3/4 acre with mature shade trees, the property has a new pier and rambling lawn with plenty of room for a garden. The home features hardwood floors, fireplace, renovated first floor bath, four bedrooms, and two screened porches. Conveniently located near White Stone, Kilmarnock, and Irvington for shopping, marinas, and restaurants.

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