January 4, 2019: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9797 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Looking at Grano on HistoricAerials.com, the earliest aerial is from 1946 which shows a good many buildings but by 1995 it was as empty as it is now, aerial. In 1910 there were 325 living, 2010 shows only 7.

    The printed text says “Made by Mrs. M. D. Safford, Grano, N.D.” A quick look shows Mrs. Safford, Millie, lived east of Grano with her husband. “She drove through the area taking pictures of many families.” (link, from Prairie in Her Heart by Barbara Witteman.)

    Don’t forget to include more than just a link in your share. Price, build date and city/state at the very least. I’m kind of taking a mini-break on looking at shares but please continue to do so as between 4k-8k people view them each week.

    I mentioned this already but maybe taking a break until Monday (y’all know me, I can’t say 100% I’m not because I just may.)

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    • JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
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      The house and family of merchant George A. Scofield (1863-1941). Mrs. (Agnes) Scofield and daughters Irene and Vivian are mentioned on the postcard. After 1920, the family moved to the county seat of Mohall when George served as the sheriff of Renville County.
      From his bio: He owned farm land in Renville county until 1916, when he sold that property. His real estate possessions, however, include the nicest residence in Grano, a structure erected in the modern style of architecture at a cost of fifty-five hundred dollars.

      Bio (photo p.535):
      https://archive.org/details/northdakotahisto03loun/page/542
      Poor photo of house:
      http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/501867/Harkness++Iverson++Scofield++Backes++Olson++Palmer++Wilbur++Johnson++Moos++Franke++Streech++Taylor++Stockwell/Renville+County+1914/North+Dakota/

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        $5,500 was a fair amount of money for a house around 1900. In a town that peaked at 325 residents, I have little doubt that the Scofield House probably was the finest residence in town. It’s an early rendition of the Foursquare form house with Colonial and late Queen Anne style ornamentation. The ornamental art glass windows (porch transom and side window) are especially nice. As noted, the banded strips of color fit into the Queen Anne tradition of picking out different levels of a house in separate colors. Darker colors were favored for the ground or first floor to make the house look grounded. A shame that this house was lost at some point in the past. I’ve seen other towns (Like Rulo, NB, that was was down to a handful of houses and buildings when I lived in nearby St. Joe, MO) similar to Grano that peaked in population long ago and are now down to the last few residents. Once they move or pass away, the ruins of the town, if any remain, achieve true ghost town status.

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    • AvatarRay Unseitig says: 150 comments

      Re. the post card. It may help to scan in or put into, photoShop and tweak the values to get more contrast in some or all areas.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 677 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I was using Photoshop.

        • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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          1988 Fake Greek Revival!
          NC

          Millie Safford was married to W.D. Safford. The graves of William Duane Safford and Amelia Safford are located in Grano Cemetery, along with their daughter Tessie Groves, who died at 23. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23099156/william-duane-safford

          Here’s what I can make of the postcard: “I am also sending you this postcard. See if you can find Irene on it. (?) is during the time when we are on our joy rides. I will mark Irene with a (X) mark. In the case there is (???) Mrs. Scofield and Vivian and Irene and myself. Write soon to your cousin.”

          Vivian and Irene aren’t in the town cemetery, must have moved on as everyone else did. Wonder what other nice old houses disappeared as the population did. It is sad to see towns like this fade away. My mother spent part of her childhood in Barneston NE, always a small town but now boasting all of 116 residents, down from 122 in 2000. Once it had a bank & was big enough to serve local farmers; Mom had happy memories of it. Its future looks similar to that of Grano.

    • AvatarRaymon Unseitig says: 150 comments

      line 9. “mark Irene with a (x) mark”

    • AvatarKaren says: 578 comments

      If you’re feeling depleted, are you having the same grey, dreary, rainy weather I’m having? It’s been so grey here in Western NY, that I have absolutely no energy at all! All I want to do is sleep in, watch tv, and eat! Today, we actually have had this weird thing happen… the sky was this different color that I’m told is…blue. Don’t know if I spelled that right. And there was this thing in the sky-I thought maybe a UFO had exploded, but on the noon news, the anchor said its this astral body called “ sun.” I don’t know if there’s any kind of connection, but I had so much energy today! Got up by 7, got almost all the Christmas decorations put away, cleaned the house, picked up branches that fell down during some wind the other night, did laundry. Love that sun!!!😄🌝🌞. Hope you’re feeling back in the swing of things soon!

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 677 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Weather isn’t the problem, rainy days are my favorite. I just don’t take time to relax, work is always here and so am I, it’s easy to fall into that hole every day.

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    • AvatarKarenZ says: 864 comments
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      You deserve a break, Kelly! Take one!

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    • Avatarmcadams2761 says: 1 comments
      TX

      My wife and I are looking for an old house with some character to be moved onto our property in Cherokee County TX… our goal is to have the house moved, perform a period specific restoration with some modern conveniences and then live in the house. Any ideas on where to go to find a house? Maybe even a “save this house from demo” situation?

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9797 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Except that article is from 2014…but her site is a better one to find free/to-move houses on.

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          • Avatarjohn says: 793 comments

            It has been my experience when a house has to be picked up and moved that 2014 isn’t to long ago for it to still be available and hey……ar least I tried to be helpful.
            Mcadam if you do a zillow search and type un moved for Texas you will find 4 houses in Texas available. Just because I didn’t care for the does not mean you will nor. A really nice one in Kansas but it is huge.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Hi McAdams,
        I’m not aware of any old houses available to move in the Rusk/Jacksonville area. Most old houses have “character” but it’s difficult to make specific suggestions without knowing your budget, square footage needs, and favorite old house styles. A move from a distance can add up in costs very quickly so the easiest choice on your budget would be to search locally. I’d check with local demolition contractors or house movers and see if they have any prospective houses nearby.

        If your budget allows for the extra expenses, I can think of a couple of houses worth saving that are closer than New England but are still out of State. For several years now, this once fine towered Queen Anne Victorian in Texarkana, AR, has teetered on the brink: (711 Pecan, Texarkansas, AR) Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/qCz3f9wiGG22 Pan around to look across the street and you’ll see a McDonald’s restaurant. The 1894 A. H. Whitmarsh house was once part of an old neighborhood that now is located across a busy highway. Here’s a photo of the house in its prime: https://archive.org/stream/souveniroftexark00texa#page/n7/mode/2up (from “Souvenir of Texarkansas, Arkansas”) You’d need to talk to a local realtor and/or search country deed records to ascertain current ownership. I pray the Whitmarsh house is still standing. I also know of an endangered house in Warren, Ohio, but unless that is within your search criteria, I’ll omit it for now. (it was once featured in a national construction magazine in 1896) It would be impossible to enumerate all of the endangered old houses in dire need of someone to rescue them-they number at least in the hundreds if not thousands. Best of course to buy and restore them standing on their original site if possible because of the costs of moving. A 1903 Dutch Colonial house in my neighborhood was moved a couple of years ago to make way for an apartments project and the new site was less than two blocks away. The costs incurred for the move and putting the house back down on a new foundation was $90,000 by a reputable local house mover. If you can share more of your vision for the ideal house, perhaps I can make additional suggestions. There are a lot of old houses “out there” with time running out. I cannot praise enough those who can and are willing to save these endangered examples of our architectural heritage. Good luck with your search.

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  2. AvatarCharlesB says: 396 comments

    Enjoy a well-deserved break Kelly!

    Here’s a 1972 Japanesque in West Redding, CT priced at $459,000:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Mountain-Rd-Redding-CT-06896/177180101_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Very nice. I love the peaceful natural interior and the connectedness to the outdoors that is at the core of the Japanese style homes I have had the pleasure to see. This makes me want to know the lives that have lived in this home.

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    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Special house. Very authentic for the east coast — this Japanese of a house is more common in California. I’d love to know more about its builders and subsequent residents.

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  3. MJGMJG says: 316 comments
    1887 Queen Anne
    NORTH HAVEN, CT

    I love that they painted the 1st and 2nd floor body of the house two different colors even though there is not dividing trim board or changes in material. They painted the clapboards in the middle of the house the same color as the trim to create the divided line. I’ve seen this done several times on houses. So funny. So cool. Very different from what people do today with our plane and boring paint schemes.

    I love the books from the 1880s that encourage earth tones and polychromed houses
    (often called parti-colored for some reason) and discourage white houses because they “creates a scar on the landscape” and don’t blend into the environment.

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  4. AvatarStevenF says: 691 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Happy First Friday of 2019! A few 20th century homes to peruse. Apologies if some have already been shared.

    1. A 1936 Martinsville, VA Colonial Revival in pretty much 1970’s estate condition. Knotty paneling lovers will like the den. Lots of wall-to-wall carpeting protecting some nice wood floors no doubt. $285K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1013-Sheraton-Ct-Martinsville-VA-24112/243893139_zpid/?fullpage=true

    2. I don’t usually post churches, because they seem so difficult to transform into a home, but this one in Madison Heights, VA might be easy. The sanctuary is not huge, has very nice clear windows, a barrel-vaulted ceiling, and gobs of colonial woodwork that would make a beautiful living room. Oh, you also get the parsonage and a bunch of log cabins for the price. $375K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2554-Stapleton-Rd-Madison-Heights-VA-24572/2090839563_zpid/?fullpage=true

    3. If you like quirky storybook homes, this 1925 Roanoke VA Tudor will not disappoint. Every room seems to have a unique shape and following the roofline is like following a bouncing ball. Alas, it appears to overlook…a parking lot. Maybe a screen of trees could be planted. $425K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/851-Woods-End-Ln-Roanoke-VA-24014/49646393_zpid/?fullpage=true

    4. Also in Roanoke, this 1900 Mediterranean features some pretty interesting tile work, but alas, no original kitchen. Still a cool house that has been cared for over the years. $375K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1117-2nd-St-SW-Roanoke-VA-24016/49642496_zpid/?fullpage=true

    5. Back to Martinsville, VA for a lovely 1952 Colonial revival owned by what I would guess are the original, or nearly original owners. Nothing dramatic, just a nice solid build, graceful proportions, and stellar maintenance for future owners to enjoy. $279K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1025-Mulberry-Rd-Martinsville-VA-24112/108124435_zpid/?fullpage=true

    6. I’m not sure I could ever live in a log cabin year-round, but this one would tempt me. Built in 1924 along the Chestatee river in Dahlonega, GA, it lists for $699K. It also includes a few apartments so is revenue generating.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3066-Hwy-52-E-Dahlonega-GA-30533/2102776636_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • AvatarMichael McNamara says: 18 comments
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      1937 Georgian
      Evanston, IL

      #5 is so lovely, the lot and neighborhood are beautiful
      1/3 the price of my area,1/4 redone

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    • AvatarSherryLynn says: 24 comments
      Marion, AR

      Love the log house!!!

    • AvatarAnne M. says: 530 comments
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      Hopkinton, MA

      Love this mix of houses, especially the 2 in Roanoke. The storybook house has a lot of nice quirks & the tile in the second house is fantastic!

    • AvatarRy says: 30 comments

      As the listing for the property in Madison Heights mentioned, it isn’t just a church – it’s a fully outfitted retreat center. Methodist churches have a rich history of camps like those, and families would often build permanent structures to return to each year. There are several in the country that have been almost in continuous yearly operation since before the Civil War.

      As for the log cabins in this particular camp, it’d be fascinating to look into their history, although it’s also slightly sad to think that their original owners will no longer be able to use them…

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      • AvatarKaren says: 578 comments

        Everytime I see a church listed in here, even though I’m not a churchgoer, I feel sad. Just thinking about all the people who’d gone to these churches, the people who built them, often because the congregation outgrew an older church. Now, congregations are getting so much smaller, that in nearby Buffalo, there are so many gorgeous old churches being closed, and often sold to developers who tear them down.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments

      A nice bunch! After lkg. through, I think my fave is #5, the 1952 Colonial revival. Would feel very comfortable in it! Good sized entry hall, and the whole house is nicely classic. I like the fact that it’s brick, plus the Chippendale style railing above the front porch is attractive. Yep, I’d take it!

    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Nice selection of houses. The ’36 colonial in Martinsville mainly needs a bit of redding up, but I especially like the 1952 house there. My kind of place: spacious, with attention to detail, a good deal of grace. I agree about the log house — appealing home in a beautiful spot. For me the main negative of log houses is how dark they tend to be; they soak up light. This one is so stylish & inviting, that might not matter.

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

      That Madison Heights property with multiple buildings is a lot of value for the price, in an area of Virginia which is rural but within fairly easy reach of several areas of growth and investment. I really like it. Thanks for the share.

  5. AvatarRy says: 30 comments

    To start with, this mid-century ranch is a mixture of original and updated – the outside isn’t much to look at, but the interior is still fairly nice. Strangely, the realtor and zillow listings use different sets of pictures so I’m including both links here.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/95-S-Lakewood-Cir,-Hendersonville,-NC-28739_rb/
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/95-S-Lakewood-Cir_Hendersonville_NC_28739_M55161-72226

    And THIS mid-century home is close to downtown Brevard, and it’s been renovated to be energy-efficient, but there are still a number of the original design elements still clearly visible even after all the changes have been made. It might not be a candidate to be posted to the site but it’s still kind of interesting to look at.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/231-Maple-St-Brevard-NC-28712/102305638_zpid/

    I squealed when I came across this listing, and I saved the best for last. This old farm is being sold more for the land so there aren’t any pictures of the interior, but everything about it is amazing and gorgeous. It’s exactly the kind of place I wish I could live, down to the huge, rushing creeks right in front of the porch.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/7191-Nc-209-Hwy-Hot-Springs,-NC,-28743_rb/

    I’ll have to find some more later – as much as I love Asheville, it’s frustratingly difficult to find older homes which haven’t been put through the HGTV wringer.

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    • AvatarKaren says: 578 comments

      I love the Hot Springs property! But I just wonder, has that house ever been flooded? I wish they’d had info and photos from inside the house. I’d like to see if it’s worth saving, or if the best move would be to build a log cabin by the creek.

  6. AvatarDon Richards says: 89 comments

    Happy New Year, all! Today’s find is a renovated 1890 Stick Style Victorian just off of Main St in the antiques capital of Connecticut, Woodbury. It’s listed for $549k. It’s apparently a flip by a local contractor, but the quality of workmanship is quite high. When I was a kid, it was painted black, and was quite forbidding. It’s nice to see it looking fresh, if not completely authentic.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8-Mountain-Rd_Woodbury_CT_06798_M41805-26032?ex=CT615683381&view=qv

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  7. AvatarAnne M. says: 530 comments
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    Hopkinton, MA

    Nice 1918 Dutch Colonial in Northampton, MA for $399,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Madison-Ave_Northampton_MA_01060_M34151-20808#photo0
    This next one is not for sale. When I am working on genealogy I sometimes will look to see if a family’s house is still around & what it looks like now. I feel like I hit the jackpot on this one! The house was built in 1927 and it was put on the market in 2009 and the listing still remains available online so I got interior pics as well. The family had been in the house for 50 years at that point. This is fabulous house in Altadena, CA was listed for $1.6 million in 2009. The rose colored bath is my fav:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1270-Rubio-St_Altadena_CA_91001_M21425-55552

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  8. Avatarkstout says: 48 comments

    Love this time capsule. 1965 Portland, OR $609K

    https://www.redfin.com/OR/Portland/9740-SW-Regal-Dr-97225/home/26659609

    Love the fireplace! The green carpet! The Master Bath!

    Enjoy

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  9. AvatarGene sams says: 3 comments

    What do you think of this 3 bds • 1.5 ba • 1,528 sqft home I found on Zillow? https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/109846592_zpid/
    Auctly 1901 built home has been redone moving out of state selling below value for fast sale

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    • Avatarcheryl plato says: 181 comments

      outside has been seriously changed, but the inside is surprising. Seems like a great deal and a really cute home.

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    • AvatarAnita says: 15 comments

      My Uncle lived in this town until last year. I spent time in a tiny town 5 miles down the road. It is a nice area…nice people. I love the interior, but the bedrooms are too small (IMO).

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

    This shingle style home is huge and much nicer than I expected for the $199K list price. Be sure to check out the interior photos. Comes with a vacant lot in another (resort) community. Shenandoah, PA., 199K https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Pitman_PA/type-single-family-home/sby-14#M4448835038

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    • Avatarcheryl plato says: 181 comments

      Wow! Great price, and fancy!

    • AvatarNeness says: 43 comments

      Am surprised since I’ve been in this house many times, as the couple, like our family in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, have used it as a weekend retreat for years. They were continually making improvements.

  11. AvatarJ. Rieger says: 3 comments

    In this house, I really love the unique display cabinets (columns?) in the living room doorway, the corner sink in the powder room, the sensitive kitchen remodel, and all the unpainted wood. 1910 Kalispell, MT $499.9K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/306-5th-Ave-E_Kalispell_MT_59901_M73807-57450?view=qv

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  12. AvatarAndrea S says: 25 comments

    Happy New Year! Here are a few that I’ve found:
    1885 Victorian in Marietta, OH for $749,000: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/340-N-7th-St_Marietta_OH_45750_M35016-61251# . Gorgeous details inside.
    1660 Cape in Marshfield, MA for $899,000: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/552-Forest-St_Marshfield_MA_02050_M46111-04404
    1831 Cape in Scituate, MA for $375,000: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/436-Chief-Justice-Cushing-Hwy_Scituate_MA_02066_M44974-43096#photo7
    Kind of pricy, but each is unique!

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    • AvatarAnita says: 15 comments

      The first one, those doors/windows are WOW.
      The second one, that Kitchen, barn and property..Nice.
      The last one very cozy and little house on the prairie feel…with the property. Neat

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

    Sometimes you just have to share something because it’s weird. This is a MCM collision with Gothic. I wonder if it was some sort of church building or rectory at one point. 109K, Mt. Carmel, PA https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Pitman_PA/type-single-family-home/sby-14#M4317405885 And then to compound the oddity, what seems to be the other half of it is also for sale, separately at $89K. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/126-N-Market-St_Mount-Carmel_PA_17851_M38115-06989#photo0

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    • AvatarjillieD says: 59 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      Truly one of the strangest concoctions I’ve ever seen. Would be interesting to see a photo slideshow of how that evolved. What were they thinking?

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  14. AvatarJessica says: 56 comments

    Excited to share this one! El Reno, OK. $279k. Being advertised as a William Wells’ house.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/800-S-Macomb-Ave-El-Reno-OK-73036/52543376_zpid/

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  15. AvatarRoxy McDermott says: 7 comments

    Hi all! Wondering if someone knows of any homes for sale, dates from 1700-early 1900’s in Southern New Hampshire? Any specific site that just specializes in old home listings, in that area? Price under $200k Thank you! Roxy

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

      There may be some specialist sites, but you can use the major national websites to accomplish this. Realtor.com and Zillow let you search by county and state, and then put in price and age/build date search limitations. The drawback though is that some real estate agents don’t put in an age of a home (if they don’t know it) or they default to put in 1900 as a generic date to indicate that it’s an older home. So your results will not be perfect but you should get some results. Right now Zillow is showing 17 pre-1899 homes in Hillsborough County NH and Realtor.com shows 43 100+ year old homes in Hillsborough.

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    • AvatarSonofSyosset says: 25 comments
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      1798 Federal/Georgian
      East Dennis, MA

      Hi, Roxy— Antiquehomesmagazine.com focuses on NE homes for sale and can be searched by state and by other criteria. The inventory, which usually hovers at about 100 properties across the region, turns over quite a bit over time (you can even search by “most recently listed”). Right now, there are no properties on the site in NH under $200K, but there is one in Salisbury, NH—more in the center of the state than southern—for $227K on half an acre and built in 1795.

      https://www.antiquehomesmagazine.com/property/NH/salisbury/642-old-turnpike-road/03268/home/25943/

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    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Roxy, if you google Antique Real Estate New Hampshire, several sites should come up. Also, try Preservationnation.org, the National Trust site, which has listings. Good luck!

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  16. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1928. I have a thing for old school buildings. I imagine how much simpler life was when they were used as a school, and how much fun it would have been to go to school there. This one is a classic school building in a sleepy little prairie town, with all the nostalgic elements: blackboards, lockers, old gymnasium, old stage, playground equipment. I paid more for my car than this building and accompanying land costs. $16K

    Esbon, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/307-Grand-Ave-Esbon-KS-66941/2090673339_zpid/

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    • AvatarAnita says: 15 comments

      Cora, you should buy it! At one point it was listed at 4500. that is less than .50 cents/sf…Crazy cheap!

    • AvatarAnita says: 15 comments

      Cora, you should buy it! At one point it was listed at 4500. that is less than .50 cents/sf…Crazy cheap!

  17. AvatarDianeEG says: 477 comments
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    1896

    Built in 1954 in Galva IL, this home appears to be well maintained although by someone who would really rather be living in a Victorian era home. It’s in a sleepy good little town. I may see it for myself. Wondering if it could “easily” be returned to its original intended MCM. An old rationalization for spending more than you should: “It’s only takes a dime more than a dollar.” Although the question is a personal one for every home buyer, I wonder how sane it is to buy a home that has been modernized or changed to another inappropriate era where it becomes basically building a home on/in an existing home. Pondering..
    414 Nw 9th St, Galva, IL 61434 – realtor.com® Galva – 414 N. W. 9th Street, Galva IL

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    • AvatarCeylaClaire says: 127 comments

      This home is prettier on the inside than I imagined it to be from the first picture.

  18. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 771 comments

    Kelly, Glad you’re taking some time. There’s no reason your readers can’t continue to find houses worthy of dreaming about and discussing here.

    While the plaque reads “Jackson-Clark-Bessent-MacDonell-Nesbitt House,” locals simply call it the Clarke house. The c.1801 modified Plantation Plain style home is the oldest house in St. Marys, GA, which is most famous as the river town access point to Cumberland Island. It was enlarged later in the 19th century resulting in the original hipped roof on one side and a gable on the other. Listed at $549k.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/314-Osborne-St_Saint-Marys_GA_31558_M52213-22560?view=qv

    https://www.jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2015-02-28/story/latest-owners-st-marys-oldest-house-say-they-are-stewards-history

    NRHP description:
    The Archibald Clarke House (1801-1805)
    This house, originally owned by a Mr. Jackson was bought and completed by Archibald
    Clarke (1782-1849) as a variation of the plantation plain. Not long after construction
    was’completed, a ten room addition was added to the building’s north side. As it stands
    today, the house is two stories in height with a rather off-balanced facade due to the early alterations, has a pine weatherboard exterior finish and nine over nine windows. Aaron Burr, on his way to east Florida following his duel with Alexander Hamilton, in late 1804, visited this house according to a 1930’s W.P.A. plaque on the facade as did General Winfield Scott who stopped here on his way to Florida in the late 1830’s to fight the Seminoles and Creeks.

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    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      I love houses that evolved like this one, ending up with personality rather than perfection. Cool place & history too.

  19. AvatarNolancjohnson says: 1 comments
    IA

    Exceptionally grand home located on a historic boulevard. Designed in 1941 by Better Homes and Gardens editor John Normille for the General Manager of John Deere. This wonderful home is located in Waterloo, Iowa. Several additions by original owner and second owner including enslosure of breezeway, addition of third garage stall, and a stunning office complete with solid cherry built ins and sliding ladder.

    Recent rennovations simply involved peeling back years of wall paper, carpet, and window coverings revealing original finishes. The master bath was also refinished to resolve with plumbing issues.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/800-Prospect-Blvd_Waterloo_IA_50701_M80933-29320#photo20

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  20. AvatarCeylaClaire says: 127 comments

    OMGosh! I’m in love with #6, but there’s my nemesis of close-by water. Would have to check out flood plain and flooding stats. But it is just gorgeous!!
    None of these are hard to take, and I love the quirky one as well. Such promise!
    Thank you for posting these!

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  21. RosewaterRosewater says: 4332 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Check out the original white tiled bathroom fireplace and gorgeous stained glass window in this place. MUCH more to see as well.

    $350K / Shelbyville, IN / multi-styled transitional mansion house

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45-W-Washington-St-Shelbyville-IN-46176/120250039_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
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      Great house! The center hall is wood-licious; fine glass, tile etc as well. Love the buttoned-down feel of Edwardian houses.
      Maybe a heater or other appliance for the “fireplace” niche? White tile wouldn’t last long with a real fire!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4332 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Oh for sure Jim. I’m sure it did have a gas unit in it considering the date. I’ll bet that is a real chimney mass though, with a separate flue for the gas unit. Pretty luxe.

        https://sabrinalacey.com/wp-content/uploads/exclusive-antique-gas-fireplace-insert-antique-humphrey-brass-and-cast-iron-gas-fireplace-insert.jpg

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          Humphrey was a big name in gas heaters around the turn of the last century. I was surprised to find the company, founded in 1901, is still in business although it switched to precision valve manufacturing decades ago. We still have a Humphrey “Radiant-Fire” heater in our parlor next to the (unused) fireplace hearth. There were three Humphrey units in our home when we moved in but I’ve replaced two of the units with modern efficiency catalytic type gas heaters for better warmth in the winter. The ceramic heating elements for antique Humphrey heaters are difficult to find because of their unique dimensions.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      I have never, ever seen an integrated fp like the one in that tiled bathroom is.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4332 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Me either Cathy! I’ve seen fireplaces in bathrooms, but never wrapped in original white rectangular tile along with the room like that. It’s kinda special. 🙂

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    • AvatarStevenF says: 691 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      This place is in great shape….I wonder if it was turned into an office a long time ago? It seems to have been spared the usual scrapes and dings that come with residential living.

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 771 comments

      Gorgeous wood, especially the oak in the foyer/ stair hall. The official records of the Rubush and Hunter Architectural Firm date the design to 1910. Regardless, they did a fine job of combining A&C and classical elements.

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 480 comments

      Wow! So much to love in this house! It’s a shame it’s a commercial building, but likely the gorgeous old bathroom tile was preserved because it’s a commercial building. The street view looks like the area is very commercial, so it’s not likely it will be returned to a SFH. There is no yard whatsoever. The back is entirely paved for parking. Gorgeous woodwork! That stained glass is divine. Really stunning house.

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    • AvatarChrisICU says: 526 comments

      Beautiful home, and convenient to City Hall for a law office. But, I have to say the street view is a tad depressing for a home — especially the back yard.

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  22. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments

    One near Syracuse, NY, the others in Grosse Point, MI. Pricey, but pretty.

    1) 1930, center hall colonial revival, $489,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5016-Fayetteville-Manlius-Rd-Manlius-NY-13104/31753892_zpid/

    2) 1941, colonial revival, $735,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/488-Lakeland-St-Grosse-Pointe-MI-48230/88535964_zpid/

    3) 1924, Tudor revival, $565,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1044-Bedford-Rd-Grosse-Pointe-Park-MI-48230/88438079_zpid/

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  23. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!
    NC

    For all MCM lovers, mid-century gingerbread houses; Fallingwater is there too. Some include furniture of the times. Build date: 2016. Price, worth any! Perfect! http://www.ifitshipitshere.com/mid-century-modern-gingerbread-houses/

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  24. AvatarPeg says: 62 comments

    This 1930 Adirondack hunting and fishing camp on 173 acres in Paul Smiths, NY is listed at $350,000 and appears to be in original condition. Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $350,000
    3beds · 1baths
    9338 State Route 30, Paul Smiths
    https://b1iw.app.link/v3sgw6u9fT

    Granville, NY 1876 Greek Revival on 5 acres, $159,500.
    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $159,500
    5beds · 2baths
    7 Liebig Rd, Granville
    https://b1iw.app.link/CWLCEB19fT

    If I could afford to, I’d love to save this 1860, 72 acre farm in West Milton, Pa, listed as “prime for development” by the realtor. $1,099,000.
    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $1,099,000
    6beds · 3baths
    155 Bossert Blvd, West Milton
    https://b1iw.app.link/z94YaryagT

    This 1875 second empire in Larned, KS is really in desperate need of saving. There are incredible details inside the home and also, very evident water damage. $22,900.
    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $22,900
    4beds · 1baths
    905 Main St, Larned
    https://b1iw.app.link/FkkJvUSagT

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    • AvatarPeg says: 62 comments

      The Larned, KS home has incredible scrollwork, ornate mantle and beautiful built ins. I’ve looked at the listing many times and discover something new each time I look. I really hope someone who appreciates her history and craftsmanship can save her!

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        The Larned Second Empire House in streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/pWHreGRuv4N2 look at those beautiful antique brick streets! With some replica iron roof cresting this house would again be a local landmark.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      The “1876” Greek Revival house in New York was already a generation old in 1876; most likely it dates between 1830 and 1850. The Temple style survived the longest in the South but even there pure Greek Revival houses were rare after the Civil War. A revival of sorts for the Greek Revival style occurred at the end of the 19th century but houses from this later date differed greatly from mid 19th century originals inside and were also built with advances in building technology from the beginning of the 20th century. (such as electricity and indoor plumbing)
      The 1875 (probably an accurate date) Larned, Kansas, house is truly a diamond in the rough and has great restoration potential. The fancy fretwork dates from a later period around 1900 but looks fine in this setting. Probably around the same time, the staircase millwork was update as well as the classical columned porch in place of the original millwork. Second Empire style houses, even tiny cottages with mansard roofs, appear to have been very popular in smaller Kansas towns around the time railroads began to criss-cross the Sunflower State. (1870’s and 1880’s) Despite some evidence of wear and tear, this house could easily be restored and kept to the Victorian era. I’d restore the front porch to look as it did before 1900 but in the interior I would not remove any of the old millwork. Bargain priced, but remember the old real estate rule about location, etc.. I personally think this house could become a real architectural gem again with TLC. I’m thankful someone did not go in and try to modernize this faded but well preserved period home. Thanks for sharing these homes.

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      • JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
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        The Larned house was posted last year. Evidently, the house was expanded to the left around 1900, requiring the turning of the stair for access to the addition. Most likely, the other updates you noted were made about that time, including the porch.

        Not to be argumentative, but the removal of a 100+ year old stone porch isn’t justified historically. I would hope that the priorities of a purchaser would focus on preserving and renovating the house, rather than altering the structure for personal esthetic preference.

        https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/07/30/1875-second-empire-larned-ks-29850/

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          I agree with you about keeping old changes such as the raised stone wall in front of the porch. From a strict preservation perspective, any house detail greater than 50 years of age deserves consideration. However, if it were mine and a period photo of the house were available that showed the house and porch in their original configuration, I might choose to revert the look back to the earlier appearance. Otherwise, keeping the house “as is” (but well maintained) is the safest approach. The interior is not usually a criteria for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places but keeping it sympathetic with the original period is a preservation friendly approach. Thanks for the reminder that the house was already posted in the past on OHD. A streetview tour revealed a number of fine period residences remaining in Larned and some were nicely restored. I love the town’s distinctive brick paved streets.

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  25. Barbara VBarbara V says: 291 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here are three interesting properties in central New York:
    A huge 1806 house with some late 1800’s updates on almost 10 acres for $240,000. Great for large family gatherings; or better yet, to host the first annual OHD retreat: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3473-State-Highway-166-Cherry-Valley-NY-13320/53176873_zpid/?fullpage=true

    A charming 1840’s farm house with lots of great outbuildings on 210 acres – with updates which are not too jarring. But it doesn’t come cheap at $1.1 million: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/893-County-Hwy-40-Rd-Worcester-NY-12197/2088367907_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And finally, in the category of heartbreakers, an “1890” farm house fixer for $12,000 that looks earlier, and surely deserves much better treatment than it’s had to date: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2685-County-Highway-39-Worcester-NY-12197/31626922_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Thanks for sharing. The farm house fixer for $12,000 is a classic Greek Revival Temple type house with a side wing featuring post and beam framing. Such houses were very common between 1820-1840 but today their numbers are low with few examples that weren’t extensively altered over the years. The interior demolition damage is not too severe; the staircase and simple newel post look original. A shame the original lath and plaster walls have been gutted but an experienced restorer could bring this house back to an almost original appearance. Probably for about the price of a new starter home this very old farmhouse could be mostly restored. A question to be answered is whether the house originally had a colonnade across the front to complete the Temple look or not. I’m guardedly optimistic about the prospects for restoration but it will definitely take the right person or persons to bring the house back to period. New York State for some reason appears to have more Greek Revivals in smaller towns and rural locations than in the rest of the country. I hope someone recognizes the potential here.

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  26. AvatarPeg says: 62 comments

    Beautiful Tudor Revival In Scranton, Pa, $399,500. Great woodwork, stained glass but has a McMansion kitchen.
    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $399,500
    4beds · 3baths
    1724 Sanderson Ave, Scranton
    https://b1iw.app.link/Mvqwy4NggT

  27. JimHJimH says: 4014 comments
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    Interesting article about a small preservation battle in Los Angeles.
    https://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hp-historic-preservation-disputes-20190104-story.html

    The house in question, not super special but a contemporary house there would have altered the whole neighborhood imo.
    https://www.redfin.com/CA/Studio-City/4221-Agnes-Ave-91604/home/5238841

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  28. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1952.
    This is such an incredibly charming MCM. It’s been left gloriously untouched. That original corner dinette in the kitchen, and really the entire kitchen, made my heart skip a beat…but that fridge in the mother-in-law suite is sooooo fantastic. I just love the whole house. $45K

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1503-Kenmar-St-Wichita-KS-67208/77321965_zpid/

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  29. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 771 comments

    From today’s Charleston paper: An interesting idea to save a typical old Charleston house that would be “too far gone” to be financially feasible to restore. The last pic in the photo gallery shows the proposed plan.

    https://www.postandcourier.com/features/neglected-cannon-street-property-to-see-new-future-in-downtown/article_b04893dc-0484-11e9-8ad3-33d4cd42555e.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 291 comments

      Wonderful! This is a great rebuttal – assuming its success – to the belief that any old structure is beyond saving. Of course, it required the precise set of circumstances to bring it about. Kudos to the investor for his vision and commitment of resources, and to the neighborhood association for their support.

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  30. AvatarSandy B says: 376 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Book Recommendation: After being reminded of the Littles by an earlier posting, I ordered COUNTRY ARTS IN EARLY AMERICAN HOMES by Nina Fletcher Little, from Amazon. It’s a highly informative and enjoyable read for anyone interested in all things early American……and most affordable to boot.

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  31. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    Two more from the Grosse Pointe area…

    1) 1930, Tudor Revival, $479,900. Love the LR & its gigantic zillion-paned window plus its pretty ceiling shown in pic #14. Like the various archways, too. A mix of original & re-done bathrooms. (The kitchen’s backsplash would be changed, if mine.)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/590-Barrington-Rd-Grosse-Pointe-Park-MI-48230/88090049_zpid/

    2) 1939, Tudor Revival, $725,000; nice features incl. its windows, original baths, paneled library, landscaping…
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/716-Berkshire-Rd-Grosse-Pointe-Park-MI-48230/88296692_zpid/

    • AvatarStevenF says: 691 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      They’re both great. Love the second one the most with it’s big 1939 metal windows, but the first one is a bit more quirky/storybook-ish.

  32. Barbara VBarbara V says: 291 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    In the interest of possibly helping to take some pressure off of Kelly, here are a few more noteworthy properties in my area of upstate New York:

    First, a lovely 1781 stone house in Coxsackie – once and still a local landmark, although long overdue for a loving caretaker. It sits on 5.5 acres, and is offered at $329,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/89-Scheller-Park-Rd-West-Coxsackie-NY-12192/30507074_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Second, another local treasure, a beautifully maintained 1840 dairy farm with 145 acres on the Cauterskill Creek in Catskill – with outbuildings that rival the house in their original character, quality and charm:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5210-Cauterskill-Rd-Catskill-NY-12414/30495907_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And finally, following up with the discussion of Greek Revival Temple style farm houses in New York, an 1850 example on 150 acres in Hannacroix for $499,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/563-County-Route-54-Hannacroix-NY-12087/30506834_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  33. AvatarJessica says: 56 comments

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/527-Collins-St_Toledo_OH_43610_M37016-62217#photo18

    I do love a good old fashioned Foursquare. Toledo, OH. Less than $6k!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Classic American Foursquare form home with Colonial Revival and Arts & Crafts details. The streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/Rd6ZAPYoKcB2 shows a surprisingly pleasant neighborhood although a number of neighboring houses retain burglar bar doors suggesting that at least until recent times the locale may have been close to a high crime area. The interior shows promise with surviving hardwood floors, original doors, and a staircase that lacks the original wood hand rail and balustrade but the original newel post remains. (salvage staircase balustrade parts are fairly plentiful in the region) The brick fireplace may be original but is uninspiring. If it were mine, I’d replace the plain (and painted) brick version with a (salvaged) columned Oak Colonial Revival version with a beveled mirror. The ceiling water damage visible in a couple of rooms looks older as streetview indicates a newer, sound looking roof on the outside. The central heater in the basement looks newer but would need to be inspected. The kitchen will require a total makeover but with the right cabinets and materials it could be made to look from the original period. Overall, it is a project house but provided the neighborhood is relatively safe, it might be worth the investment. The driveway goes back around to the back of the house but the original garage is gone so a replacement would be another expense. Last, I would paint the house in Arts & Crafts/Craftsman “earth” tone colors and then this house would go from faded and boring to visually interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. AvatarAnthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

    Three outstanding properties from Milwaukee, first is an over 9K sq ft Chateau masterpiece, complete with lake views from the back yard (you’d think the realtor would incorporate a shot of that) asking $1.695M:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3266-N-Lake-Dr_Milwaukee_WI_53211_M76674-80940?view=qv

    Next, an intriguing and spacious Prairie that’s asking $549K, already under contract:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2726-E-Linnwood-Ave_Milwaukee_WI_53211_M83836-53971?view=qv

    Finally (have your smelling salts ready), asking $799K for this exquisite masterpiece:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2611-N-Terrace-Ave_Milwaukee_WI_53211_M76196-73811?ex=WI640473263&view=qv

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      It’s a little OTT for me, but… have to say I really like the first house. The stairhall & landing, the library, the blue room with its gothic-y ceiling & plush window seats, the super-duper closet… nice, very nice!

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      The Zillow listing for the first house shows the Lake…
      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3266-N-Lake-Dr-Milwaukee-WI-53211/40433608_zpid/

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    • AvatarSandy B says: 376 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Great posts!! I could take any one of them (not knowing how in the world I could furnish, however). The Prairie is a steal….Wow, no wonder it’s already under contract. Thanks Anthony…..!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9797 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      $360,000 in Oliver Springs, TN

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 771 comments

      That’s Colonial Hall, which was originally an 18th century log dogtrot prior to a 1898 neoclassical renovation. It’s a shame to see the recent remuddle.

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  35. CoraCora says: 1856 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1950. This kitchy kitchen SERIOUSLY makes me want put on a Slim Whitman album and a pair of bell-bottoms. I have to ask – WHAT is the kitchen floor covering? It doesn’t look like linoleum. Does anyone know? It’s really fun! $105K

    Saginaw, MI:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1814-Glendale-Ave-Saginaw-MI-48638/67283126_zpid/

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 392 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1980 board & batten modern

      My thought was a low pile carpet in the kitchen.
      The kitchen is fun! Would love to decorate it.

  36. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4607 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Today, I’m pleased to share this 1890’s oddball multi-towered Queen Anne style house in Muncie, Indiana, priced at $157,900: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/202-S-Monroe-St-Muncie-IN-47305/85188864_zpid/?fullpage=true The house is alleged to be a George F. Barber custom design but I’m not aware of any other examples like it. It was most recently in use as a Law Office but is being marketed as a single family home. I’m fairly certain it is in the National Register of Historic places and likely a City of Muncie landmark. I think it is within the boundaries of the Emily Kimbrough Historic district which has some of the best period homes still standing in Muncie. I took photos of this house and other Muncie homes a few years back: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/21993398541/in/album-72157657139234734/ The unassuming faded house in front of it on the corner of Jackson St. is the 1885 Marsh house which has a rare Moorish Revival interior foyer. “One of a kind” is often overused but I think its entirely apt in the case of this multi-towered Queen Anne.

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 771 comments

      That’s an interesting one for sure, with the exterior a study in towers, turrets, and oriels. It’s listed as part of the Emily Kimbrough Historic District, and a couple sources show it as being built by John Ryan for either a son or daughter and their spouse. The NRHP has an architect named Hodgson (maybe Issac Hodgson?) credited for the design, but a former owner and Chris DiMattei both indicated it was a Barber custom plan.

      http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/ref/collection/ILWDPeat/id/1114

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      The photographer took such nice advantage of the light and how it filters in through the stained glass, ‘throwing’ the colors!

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 480 comments

      That house needs to be picked up and moved! What a stunner sitting in a mudpile of a location. Sad, because it’s so clearly loved. The interior is beautiful. I wouldn’t call it an oddball at all. And that price is amazing, but of course understandable because of the location. The house next door looks abandoned! I hope it won’t fall into neglectful hands because it is so lovely and loved.

  37. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 773 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Hi everyone! Best wishes from France for this new year starting!

    I’ve found a gorgeous 19th c. mansion in the area where i live, or well, one hour drive eastwards (Indre-et-Loire (Touraine), Loire Valley, France), I love the floors (cement tiles and parquet/woodfloors), the marble mantles, the wood trim (quite a rare feature in France), detailed ceilings, old clawfoot tub (common item in old American houses but rare here), etc. I wish there were pics of the big sunroom: https://goo.gl/maps/1Q6fcixYYcS2 . 20min drive to Amboise town and castle (where Leonardo da Vinci lived and is burried)
    Neuillé-le-Lierre, 600,000€: http://www.deletang-immobilier.com/annonce/1029

    And this expensive one 988,000€ just near the main city of Tours (in St Cyr sur Loire), with river Loire views, had me head over heels when i saw that incredible glasshouse in the limestone cliff and the pool with the rocks! http://www.deletang-immobilier.com/annonce/980 . I think it’s here: https://goo.gl/maps/ERQeMeQFqmA2 but no streetview either from the road below by the river (same stone setting as near the pool: https://goo.gl/maps/LypdbyPc44Q2) or in the street above, the streetview doesn’t go there, it’s nestled on the hill. We can see a building of brick and limestone so i think that’s it. https://goo.gl/maps/zkPyHaukLk12

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      That glasshouse with the pool & its rocks are… wow!

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 507 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      Hi Miss Apple, I’ve seen that you are active on the OHD International site, but it’s nice to see you and your shares back here!

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      • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 773 comments
        1875 Limestone house
        Loire Valley, France,

        Thanks John! I had a 2 week holiday break and I did not check OHD during that period, we visited relatives and went to Paris twice, so we were super busy. I like to do it at work. New year = new dolls collection at work (www.corolle.com), so i’m kinda busy but I grant myself a few pauses to check OHD and search for new listings 😛 And i do read OHD almost daily (usually) even if I don’t comment. I’m hooked!

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 771 comments

      The house near Amboise is absolutely fantastic. I spent a wonderful couple of weeks at the Hôtel Le Manoir Les Minimes in Amboise a number of years ago on a trip to gawk at Loire Valley Chateaux. How lucky you are to live in one of the very best places for historic architecture in the world.

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      • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 773 comments
        1875 Limestone house
        Loire Valley, France,

        I just checked on Google about this manor hotel you stayed at, super nice and right in the town of Amboise! I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy the bustling farmer’s market on saturdays. I live 1h west of Amboise, in Langeais (30min west of Tours). Big medieval castle in the heart of our town. But you’re right, we’re super lucky to live in such a area filled with beautiful monuments.

  38. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9797 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Ugh, this hurts my heart. Found this in one of today’s searches, got to researching it and turns out it was a meth house. But it was a Palliser design.

    The listing, no interior photos but I can only imagine: link

    meth article

    The original design:

    This is one of two of the same design next to each other, I suspect some other homes on this street are from Palliser. next door street view

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