January 13, 2019: House Sampler

Added to OHD on 1/13/19 - Last OHD Update: 1/13/19 - 10 Comments
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177 Joshuatown Rd, Lyme, CT - $439,000
Fabulous One Floor Living! This Historic "brockway's Joshuatown School House" C. 1820 Is Now A Glorious 3 Bed Home On Much Sought After Joshuatown Road, Lovingly Restored By The Current Owners Both Inside And Out - Providing A Perfect Weekend Get-away Or A Full Time Residence. The Interior Features Include A Striking Spacious High Barreled Ceiling Living Room With A Wood Burning Fireplace And A Bay Windowed Dining Area For Intimate Suppers. The Elegant Library/family Room Is Often Used To Accommodate Larger Dinner Parties Leading To A Wonderful Sun Filled Screened Porch For 3-season Lounging Overlooking The Private Landscaped Gardens. A Large Country Style Eat-in Kitchen With Two Ample Pantries. The Spacious Master Bedroom Is In Its Own Private Wing Providing A Seating Area, Ample Closet Space, A Bathroom And A Second Bedroom. The Main Guest Room And Bath Has Its Own Access Off The Living Room. The Home Sits Secluded Behind A Handsome Stone Wall Providing Privacy From The Country Road. A Double Wide Gated Entry Opens To A Brick Court Yard/patio - For Fabulous Outdoor Entertaining. The Recently Rebuilt Spring-house Was Installed For Summer Water Conservation. As A Treat, The Owners Carbonate And Bottle The Spring Water To Gift Friends On Special Occasions With Personalized Messages And Labels. Just Short Minutes To Hamburg Cove Marina, Fox Hopyard Country Club And I-95. A Truly Wonderful Property In A Picture Perfect Setting.


35 South St, West Bridgewater, MA - $275,000
Seller says Sell!! NEW FREE 1yr home Warranty Included !!!West Bridgewater Antique. Character Galore! Original wood burning Oven in Main room! Incredible location. Some TLC can restore this Gem.***Public Record INCORRECT****Rezoned for a single family on a 30,000 sq ft lot. Barn is NOT on the land


20 E Bells Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA - $849,000
A Chestnut Hill gem; sized just right for everyone. Sited above the street, this beautiful 1920's stone single with professionally landscaped yard, two-car garage, ample first floor living space, seven bedrooms, and three full and one half baths offers the perfect floorplan for everyday living and formal entertaining. Enter the arched front door into a spacious foyer with coat closet and powder room. Straight ahead is the elegant dining room with french doors to a large flag stone terrace that runs almost the length of the house. To the right is the large kitchen with DACOR range, BOSCH dishwasher, and granite counter tops. Off the kitchen by the back door is the mud room with large pantry closet. The spacious two car garage is right off the kitchen door. To the left of the front door is the living room with custom mill work, built-in bookcases, beautiful wood burning fireplace, and plenty of windows. Beyond the living room is the charming sun room with stone floor, windows on three sides, and doors to the front and back of the house. Ascend the beautiful turned staircase to the light-filled second floor landing. There is also a back staircase from the kitchen. The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet and its own updated bath. There are three more bedrooms on the second floor and a hall bath with whirlpool tub and shower. One bedroom has french doors to a roof patio with a beautiful view of the back yard. The third floor has three more ample bedrooms and a hall bath with claw-foot tub. Whether you need more bedrooms, or home office, or workout space, or in-law suite, this house is just large enough. Walking distance to shopping and dining on Germantown Ave., two train stations, Morris Arboretum, Woodmere Art Museum, the Wissahickon Valley and the trails of Fairmount Park, and local schools; the property offers you the kind of privacy you want, in a neighborhood that's full of life. Don't miss this opportunity.


284 Linden St Fond Du Lac, WI - $135,000
Perfect combination of old and new will catch your eye in this lovely home filled with character throughout. Original woodwork, including a grand staircase in the majority of this historical gem. Main level bathroom features a claw foot tub and has been updated keeping the original character in mind. Huge living room and adjoining dining room allow for plenty of space for entertaining. Appliances included in the updated kitchen with pantry, sure to impress the cook. Main level laundry. Energy efficient windows. This remarkable home is attractively priced. Make it yours today! Home Warranty


204 Ashokan Rd, Kingston, NY - $695,000
OHD Note: On 19.2 acres.
Ripe for Re-invention... Antique Dutch Stone Colonial awaits the vision of its next caregiver. With acreage, frontage on major flowing water (Stony Creek) multiple old fireplaces (not currently serviceable) wide board floors, large beams and a scale not often found, this house surely fits the bill for those awaiting a home to create in their personal style. Sited diagonally, on a corner parcel, it features rather heavy landscaping in the front yard and thus offers privacy within the yards during the seasons one is apt to be outdoors, and a setting that certainly enhances its "Charm" factor. With a Cedar shake roof, historically correct shed dormers front and rear (with standing seam metal front edges) handsomely re-pointed exterior stonework, bluestone walkway and a fenced in yard...its pretty as a picture. The creek will certainly knock your socks off. It could be spectacular with landscape design in the rear yard enhancing Mother Nature's bounty. All we think the house needs added outside is a roomy rear deck, off the main floor living room, and some expansive exterior doors to bring the outside world indoors. And, of course, we would improve the open, though covered porch on the ground level, making it a screened room for summer's balmy weather. Imagine the view of the rushing creek, and its sounds filling the indoors with those doors open to the main level. Totally enchanting possibilities and little to no distraction from the country roads outside. The upstairs is currently configured as 4 bedrooms plus walk-through spaces, with two staircases (one to the kitchen) and a pull-down stair to the large attic. This layout could easily be re-thought for a more 21st century flow pattern and additional bathroom(s). Additional land and a very large barn are available across Ashokan Road for added price. Please discuss these options with the seller's agent for clarity.


52 4th Ave NW Watertown, SD - $174,900
OHD Note: A George F. Barber design.
This home is known as the Bannister House and this massive Queen Ann home is impressive inside and out. The home features an historical window called a KEY HOLE window its the only one in SD, towers, bays and wrap-around porch. The kitchen and baths have had updates and the woodwork is beautiful. Trees that were too close to the home and been removed. Upstairs bathroom is being remodeled and will be done soon. Shingles are newer.Recently painted exterior. Newer cupboards,Quartz Counter Tops. Excellent stained glass. Two newer heat/air units. one for main and one for upper.


212 E Clark St Crown Point, IN - $250,000
Classic & Charming this 3/4 bedroom home old Victorian style home with all the beautiful wood working throughout the home, including a old clawfoot bath tub. And a beautiful antique Wood fireplace mantel Located in Downtown square next to the police station. Easy access to everywhere.
Buckett Pendley, American Dream Realty


10 Comments on January 13, 2019: House Sampler

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9414 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Haven’t forgotten about samplers, just still in a meh mood. 🙂

    I loved the Philadelphia stone home but my favorite is the c. 1820 school in Lyme. It’s got a romantic quality to it, like living there would make life a little sweeter.

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    • Gretchen Opersteny says: 2 comments

      I grew up in East Lyme (bordering town) and, while looking at those pictures, I could smell the scent of the SE CT summer!

      • evelynwalkerevelynwalker says: 53 comments
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        My favorite too. That screened in back porch was just the most romantic ever!

  2. jwheath says: 9 comments
    Tulsa, OK

    That dutch stone house in NY looks like it could be first period darn near, incredible property!

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  3. SharonSharon says: 277 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    Uh, there’s a cat with a sweater in the Fon du Lac house, and he’s none too happy.

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    • ddbacker says: 349 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Maybe it’s just not what he would have chosen? lol

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  4. Angie boldly going nowhere says: 19 comments

    My goodness, the school house in Lyme has left me speechless!! It is so bright, so roomy, and the kitchen, with all those windows!! Absolutely gorgeous and has been added to my Bookmarks. Simply darling.

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  5. BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    That Kingston house looks so interesting from the outside! But then the interior photos are disappointing, because there are many close-ups of details but you don’t get a bigger-picture sense of the rooms.

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  6. JimHJimH says: 3816 comments
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    The property on Ashokan Road at Lomontville, near Kingston, descended through the families of Melchior Keator (Dutch), William Nottingham (English) and Matthys Ten Eyck (German), all settlers of the fertile Esopus Valley in the 1670’s. The house was probably built in the mid-1700’s although documentation is lacking, not uncommon with the dozens of old stone dwellings in the area.
    Despite some renovations over the years, the house retains an ancient appearance that hasn’t changed much in my lifetime. “Re-invention” and “21st century flow pattern” are neither required or desirable for a home like this, which wears its history proudly and deserves respect.

    I worked on another stone house that sat on the hill above this one years ago. It was a small farmhouse that we bought from an estate of the Murdock family that built it 6 generations earlier. We just cleaned it up and repaired the roof to keep it dry for new owners. It was sold and rebuilt as a getaway for city folks in 1970’s style, which bothered me at the time. The family ghosts must have taken offense also; the house burned soon after and only the foundation remains.

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  7. Laurie W. says: 1499 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!
    NC

    I can sympathize with the Murdock spirits, Jim. While looking at the photos of the Kingston house I kept thinking how little I’d want to do to it. Its antiquity practically speaks.

    The former schoolhouse in Lyme is as charming as everybody else said, somehow graceful and inviting, though it looks to retain little of a schoolhouse. Very pleasent place, though, and Lyme equally so.

    The Philadelphia place has all the good things of the early-mid-century. Well designed and well built and easy to live in. One of my favorite type of houses.

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