January 18, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9652 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No idea the family or location of today’s old house photo but I’m guessing they had a sense of humor. 🙂

    Don’t forget to include the price, city/state if not shown in the link, and what type of home you are sharing. I had to include the rule of no tiny URL’s because I feel they are unsafe (Cora and I do make sure the links are real but IMO tiny URL’s are not reliable to stay what they linked to originally.)

    I’m may still be taking a break on link exchanges but pay no mind to me, y’all get lots of page views with your shares. 🙂

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1789 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      The dog is adorable! And I have pics of my father as a little kid in the early 1920’s with his girl cousin – she’s wearing a similar bow in her hair.
      And yes, a sense of humor, re: the “keep off the grass” sign. 😉

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    • Laurie W. says: 1514 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Looks like teens or 20s, maybe on the prairie somewhere. Tidy house & yard — appears to be an outbuilding in the act of tumbling down behind the house. I love the funny dog. The kid in the hedge looks like he’s saying, “Hey Dad, look! They are taking a PHOTOGRAPH next door!” Cool folks.

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      • Joanna S says: 4 comments

        I’ve been looking at that little “shack”— could it be a quilt drying on a line?

      • Marion Reed says: 9 comments

        Could be earlier based on length of dresses. If only the flag were not wrapped around the pole, we could count the stars.

  2. Tess says: 290 comments

    You’re amazing. How did you spot the child in the bushes? Enjoy your break.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9652 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I didn’t see him at first but I always zoom in to make sure I do not miss anything when doing the cropped sections.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        The farmhouse looks like it could be from a plan book design. (Palliser Bros. or Shoppell?) From the surrounding terrain, the house appears to be located in one of the Plains states…Nebraska, Kansas, or Iowa, perhaps? Everyone posing for the photo appears to be dressed in their Sunday best.

  3. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 736 comments

    Hi everyone!

    I’ve been looking for listing near Brighton, UK (southern coast of England).

    – 2BR end terrace rowhouse £530,000: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49031796?search_identifier=c5d08421f2a9c97e59ff159bb35f2026 –> Love the colors inside and outside, the bathroom with T&G wainscoting, the wood in the house and the british fireplaces

    – 5BR Arts & Crafts mansion £2,795,000, no idea of the year but the beams and exterior make it look old: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49034010?search_identifier=c5d08421f2a9c97e59ff159bb35f2026 –> solid wood floor-boards, exposed beams and some wood panelling. I just don’t like that sitting room (w/iron railing) that seems to come straight out of a McMansion

    – 1929 Grade II Listed ‘Tudor style’ 3BR end terrace, £750,000: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49190496?search_identifier=238bf31c9116f841fac5c0cccd82ba4d –> like the above, beams, woodfloors, looks older than it is.

    – 5 BR detached house, £1,750,000: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49419828?search_identifier=409d16a120c5c2f15a1b52e2d6a432ce –> I find it elegantly decorated and wanted to share it with you.

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    • KathyC says: 31 comments
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      All of these are great, but I think my favorite has to be the Tudor Style-I love the overall looks of it. Way too big for just me, but it is wonderful! Thank you for sharing

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    • Laurie W. says: 1514 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      I love the Tudor house too. You have to gasp at the first photo, of its front; it’s so beautiful. They’ve done a great job of making the place warm & welcoming and given it a feeling of light, which is often a challenge in houses of that period.

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  4. JRC says: 94 comments

    1927 Metamora Michigan estate including, bedsides the main 7 bedroom residence, a 6 room farmhouse, 1 bedroom townhouse,1 bedroom carriage barn apartment, 15 stall horse barn and a few others $2,250,000

    https://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/3630-thornville-rd-metamora-mi-48455-id312872292.html

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1789 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      Tons of beautiful woodwork, built-ins, windows… and all sorts of cool details, still in place! 👏🏼

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    • CeylaClaire says: 112 comments

      Stunning! What a pleasure to see and dream about. Many thanks for posting!

  5. JRC says: 94 comments

    1913 Historic Italianate Style home in Boston-Edison Neighborhood, Detroit, MI. $575,000.
    Per description “Rare find boasting nearly all original woodwork, lighting fixtures, carvings, doors, and leaded glass windows, which have been well maintained and loved over the years.”

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/801-Chicago-Blvd-Detroit-MI-48202/88604366_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Wow! Everything about this Italian Renaissance Revival exudes wealth and luxury. The house dates from the time when Detroit was the automotive capital of the world. I believe the Boston-Edison neighborhood has never experienced the kind of extreme decline that some other Motor City neighborhoods have gone through. Among the luxury items noted is a rare rib-cage shower and it appears to be complete and functional. Beautiful woodwork and art glass complete the luxurious surroundings. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Dan says: 1 comments

      That is one beautiful house!

  6. Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    As we in upstate New York await the wrath of Harper this weekend, it seemed like a good time to dream about summer vacations – specifically in lovely old “cottages” along the Saint Lawrence River on the Canadian border:

    Starting at the low end of the spectrum is an 1880 cottage on Wellesley Island with a boathouse and views of Boldt Castle for $735,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/47194-Bay-Ave-Wellesley-Island-NY-13640/30541155_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Next up is the Capt. Visger House, an exuberantly decorated 1856 Italianate B&B on the riverfront in Alexandria Bay for $899,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Church-St-Alexandria-Bay-NY-13607/30540810_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Third, we have an 1883 shingle Victorian in Alexandria Bay with deep water dockage on the St. Lawrence River for $950,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45245-Linden-Cove-Rd-Alexandria-Bay-NY-13607/30541968_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Fourth is an 1870 cottage on Manhattan Island in Alexandria Bay with 750′ of “pristine rock shoreline” and views of Boldt Castle for $995,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Manhattan-Is-Alexandria-Bay-NY-13607/2094426327_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And, lastly, wrapping up the St. Lawrence riverfront tour is your own private 3 acre island, complete with 1875 main lodge, guest cottage, boat house and skiff house. The main lodge has some unhappy updates and a dearth of photos, but is appealing nevertheless, and can all be yours for $2.4 Million:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/40029-Whiskey-Is-Clayton-NY-13624/30549598_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1789 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      My fave of the batch of the third house. Sitting on the porch on a warm afternoon overlooking the river, with a book, snack, and/or glass of wine, and maybe falling asleep… mmm… Very relaxing looking.

      Am also waiting for the snowstorm to show up. Am glad I’m retired, because if I were still teaching, I’d be sooo bummed about the timing of the whole thing happening over the weekend & maybe into MLK Day, instead of during the work week! 😛 (Teachers get as hyped as the kids do re: Snow Days!)

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    • Laurie W. says: 1514 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      The last place is heaven as long as somebody else does the upkeep and cleaning. Fabulous property and the quintessential St. Lawrence summer house. If I ever have another life, I’d like it to be here.

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    • ddbacker says: 368 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      I’d settle for a week off and a Holiday Inn Express, but it’s fun to dream. Thanks for posting.

  7. CharlesB says: 387 comments

    It doesn’t GET any more bucolic than Findley Lake, New York! The former Blair House B&B is an 1880s Palliser Gothic that dates from the village’s brief heyday as a world-class resort. Priced at $112,600:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2737-Shadyside-Rd_Findley-Lake_NY_14736_M45998-17257

    https://www.visitfindleylake.com/

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    • Karen says: 551 comments

      I love the Findley Lake area! I used to drive past this house all the time. I never knew it was so nice inside. I could live here-in the spring, summer, and fall. Unfortunately, there’s no supermarkets here, besides a convenience store. I think you’d have to go into Sherman for a small grocery store, and either further down the road to Lakeview, or the other way, to Erie, Pa. But, Findley Lake is close to many things you’d want to do while vacationing, or spending the summer here. There’s some nice little boutiques in town, and some nice restaurant/bars, and of course swimming, sailing, and fishing on the lake. Peek n’ Peak is just down the road-this is a 4 season resort that has grown a ton since it stArted. There are now a lot of condos around the resort for rent or sale. The the Great Blue Heron Music Festival is in nearby Sherman every 4th of July weekend, a nice one that people of all ages can attend, for roots, Celtic, and zydeco music, plus activities for the kids, crafts and food vendors. Well worth dropping in for. I go for at least one day. Every year.

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  8. natira121natira121 says: 240 comments
    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Found this on craigslist… who knew there was such a thing as a gorgeous hot water tank?!

    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/atq/d/portland-antique-cast-iron-ruud-hot/6797785730.html

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      It appears the internal tank may be missing. I’m sure there is a firm out there who could custom fabricate a tanks and could re-work the unit to be functional yet retain the antique look. Even if it was just “dummied” to look functional with supply lines coming from a modern water heater in the basement or closet it would still be a conversation piece. A historical purist would be proud to have a heating unit like this in their period looking kitchen

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  9. MJGMJG says: 180 comments
    1887 Queen Anne
    NORTH HAVEN, CT

    I love so many things about this photo. The fact that they’re all sitting on the grass in front of a sign saying keep off the grass.
    The mysterious child out in the grass. The odd collapsing tent in the back.

    And whooops, you’re missing some bricks in that chimney.

    I would love to know what exterior colors the exterior is.

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    • ddbacker says: 368 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      What did the kid in the bushes do to get excluded from the rest? Kinda reminds me of a Wyeth painting.

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      • Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 comments
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        1800 cottage
        Upstate, NY

        I thought he belonged to the house next door and was just snooping to see what was going on… and got caught in the act for all posterity…

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1789 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      My own guess about the tent… That the kids used it for ‘camping out in the backyard’ nights.

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      • DianeEG says: 460 comments
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        1896

        My mom, a city girl, said on hot nights they would all sleep out in the yard. Everyone had folding camp cots but the kids often slept on sheets spread on the ground.

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        • Laurie W. says: 1514 comments
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          1988 Fake Greek Revival!
          NC

          Mine grew up in Nebraska, where on hot nights they wet a sheet and slept rolled up in it on the grass.

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  10. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1789 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    A) Barbara V – I didn’t know that the coming snowstorm is named Harper. Never know what sort of things one will learn in unlikely places! 😉🌨

    B) Some homes for sale…

    Albany, NY & area:

    1) 1928, $220,000; Center hall Dutch colonial revival, ‘normal’ sized house, cute, & (IMO) nicely decorated. I’d even keep most of the paint colors as they are.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17-Edgewood-Ave-Albany-NY-12203/29641322_zpid/

    2) 1930, $699,000; large colonial revival, alcoves & window seats, various types of built-ins, etc. I’m personally okay with the kitchen, except that I’d have to change the backsplash.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/383-Loudon-Rd-Loudonville-NY-12211/29701066_zpid/

    Brooklyn, NYC, NY:

    3) 1920 is listed (??); $3,795,000; Brownstone in northern Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, lots of original woodwork, & outdoor patio space, floor plan
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/212-Saint-Johns-Pl-Brooklyn-NY-11217/30586656_zpid/

    4) 1930, $2,730,000 Park Slope; posted because of its exterior, lobby, and gorgeous living room. Floor plan.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/105-8th-Ave-3-Brooklyn-NY-11215/2092145821_zpid/

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    • John says: 73 comments

      The ‘1920’ Brownstone is more like 50 years older, with beautiful woodwork, and the architecture of the second Park Slope home (both, really) is beautiful, in and out. Just me, but the modern decor in these types of homes drives me batty.

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      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1789 comments
        1920 Colonial Revival
        Upstate/Central NY, NY

        Bugs me, too.

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      • Rose M. Kotalik says: 82 comments

        I was thinking the same thing. The light fixtures especially. But at least they didn’t tear out or paint the beautiful wainscothing, paneling and a lot of the beautiful carved woodwork.

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      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 425 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        Decor comes and goes; as long as it doesn’t irreversibly impact a building’s architectural integrity I couldn’t care less how people decorate or furnish their homes. What I find more objectionable is that on a property priced at nearly four million dollars the realtor doesn’t take the time to ascertain the correct age of the property. An obvious miss of nearly half a century is just plain sloppy. Even if you aren’t adept at connecting architectural styles with specific time frames, a few minutes online will tell you that a previous property owner, former New York mayor William Gaynor, died in 1913, so clearly the house pre-dates his demise. Sloppy.

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        • Gregory_K says: 324 comments
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          Chatsworth, CA

          For me, what is much worse is the second house cut up into condos. The unit offered includes the parlor and main bedroom floors.

          • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 425 comments
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            1918 Bunkhouse
            WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

            Agreed… no matter how “sensitively” a conversion to condos is done, the architectural integrity is irreversibly compromised and is never coming back.

  11. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 425 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    1883 Train Wreck, Council Bluffs, Iowa… $150,000. A fascinating house in need of renovation which appears to have begun as an Italianate. It then appears to have been regularly updated or remodeled to reflect a wide range of influences including Italian Renaissance Revival, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, etc. Not for the purist, but could be a LOT of fun for the right visionary sort of person…

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/201-N-1st-St-Council-Bluffs-IA-51503/76828875_zpid/

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Well, this one is surely interesting… Looks like the original plaster walls are mostly intact, but sadly the cast iron radiators seem to have been removed in favor of forced hot air – I’m not a fan, but it is at least more aesthetically pleasing than baseboard, imo… I am liking the wallpaper in photos 9 & 10, which looks original to my eye (unless it’s just the smoke damage making it look old – ?)

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      You certainly hit the nail on the head with the variety of stylistic influences on display in this house. Still, it offers a lot of space and seems to have adequate natural light with the large windows. Not for a purist, as you say, but it might be the perfect house for a creative new owner with an adequate budget to complete their vision for this house. Might be helpful to seek input from an architect to help unify the house around a theme-the results could be amazing, IMO. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Rose M. Kotalik says: 82 comments

      Needs somebody with a lot of TLC. Looks like there was a fire in that one section with the arched windows. Ceiling and the walls look scorched. Beautiful house.

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      • Jodi SmithJodi Smith says: 24 comments

        The first several pictures are hard to get a grasp on with the current owners stuff. Remove that, and I would be able to see how much beauty is still there! Lots of work, but so many possibilities! The kitchen is barely functional (just enough to allow for occupancy) but easily a blank slate to do it right.

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  12. Don Richards says: 67 comments

    Hi all—two to share today.

    First up is a 1739 Colonial in Morris Ct, listed at $260,000. As you can see, much original detail remains. The price has dropped drastically over the last year that it’s been on the market because unfortunately, a Dollar General was built next door to it. It really isn’t so bad, but I feel for the owners. It’s still feels pretty private.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/28-West-St_Morris_CT_06763_M46742-61709?view=qv

    The second house is a 1779 Colonial in Watertown, Ct listed at $225,000. I strongly suspect the portico of being a 1946 addition (The listing states the home was restored in 1946) since the house at first glance almost appears to be a Colonial Revival. The house retains a lot of beautiful paneling, but an unfortunate bath remodel will need to be redone.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/79-Deforest-St_Watertown_CT_06795_M42355-48753?view=qv

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    • JRC says: 94 comments

      Regards to Morris CT home, Dollar General well screened.
      https://mapstreetview.com/#oteqw_-17kz1h_9a.a_-6g43

      • Laurie W. says: 1514 comments
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        1988 Fake Greek Revival!
        NC

        Glad to see that. It’s a wonderful wonderful house. In a very pretty part of the state.

    • natira121natira121 says: 240 comments
      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I like both of these, but the second is my first choice. It seems to have a bit more “old” to it, and I love all the carefully patched floors.

      Yeah, I know. I’m weird.

    • Gregory_K says: 324 comments
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      Chatsworth, CA

      The porch may have been copied from the Sheldon Tavern in Litchfield, Connecticut. This Georgian Mansion is often shown with a winter vestibule in place, but there are four columns supporting the second floor porch. It was a popular source for Colonial Revival designs.

      • Don Richards says: 67 comments

        That is a definite possibility Gregory K, and Litchfield and Watertown are quite close.

    • Eric says: 264 comments

      The 1868 mansion is stunning inside and out!

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      • Anthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

        Youtube video of the 1868 mansion. I agree, it’s a total knock out, thanks for sharing:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIcjTL0wQ-Y

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        • Anne M. says: 520 comments
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          Hopkinton, MA

          Here is a blog post about the house with a few more pictures (the blog’s author is not a fan of the interior of house, tho – scroll down for the photos)
          http://suburbhunting.blogspot.com/2014/02/18-elm-st-hatfield-ma-01038.html
          and this is from a newspaper article in 2015 about the owner’s plans to open a cafe there:
          ” It would not be the first time the general public ate and drank on the grounds of 18 Elm St. The ornate mansion, which sits on 4.25 acres, was home to The Hatfield Club in the mid-20th century. The private men’s club had a cocktail menu that included drinks like the Gin Squirt, Sloe Gin Fizz, and Pink Lady with prices ranging from 40 to 60 cents, according to an old and undated menu. It served broiled filet mignon braconiere and brook trout saute meuniere, among 30 or so other entrees.

          The barn at the rear of Benson’s property could seat more than 1,000 people at one time and, according to a story in the 1981-82 winter edition of The Country Side Magazine, “was one of the largest gathering places in the Valley for political rallies, wedding banquets and college reunions.”

          The mansion was built in 1868 by Deacon Jonathan S. Graves, a farmer who lived across the street, as a wedding gift for his son and it was later purchased by Isaac B. Lowell, a West Springfield politician, during which time it was known as the Lowell Mansion, according to the magazine’s report. “

      • natira121natira121 says: 240 comments
        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        No kidding! I just wish there were more pictures!

  13. Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Well, I am continuing to avoid the bleak northeastern landscape outside my window by searching Zillow for lush green landscapes with great old houses, and here are some more that I’ve found:

    In the quiet central NY community of Otego is an 1882 shingle Victorian with Moorish tower and tons of original details for $89,900:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/331-Main-St-Otego-NY-13825/31634508_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And back to the east, in the Columbia County NY historic village of Kinderhook is the Van Schaack mansion, which dates to 1795, but was updated in the mid-1800’s with mansard roof and Italianate details. It is another lovely piece of architectural eye candy, beautifully decorated with historic connections to the early days of the American Revolution, and all yours for just $1.5 million:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20-Broad-St-Kinderhook-NY-12106/30012341_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And lastly, at the other end of the financial spectrum is an 1840 stone fixer in the chilly northern NY community of Evans Mills once occupied by “noted North Country author Frederick Exley” on over 5 acres for $49,900:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29917-Nys-Route-37-Evans-Mills-NY-13637/208999249_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      The Otego, Queen Anne style house has been on the market for a while but appears to be reasonably priced for the features offered. Nice area with picturesque homes and just down the road is an (antiques?) auction house and a deli grocery right next door. With some TLC this fine Queen Anne could shine again. The c. 1840 Evans Mills house is a well preserved example of the Greek Revival. A purist could have some fun with this one and with 5 acres, it should officially be declared as a bargain property. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1789 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      The house in Knderhook… its front entry – with its beautiful stainedglass & alcoves, large entry hall, and staircase are just lovely!

    • Peg says: 62 comments

      All great finds! Upstate NY has some really beautiful old homes. It’s one of the areas I’m looking at for my dream retirement project home. The Queen Anne is super appealing though the Evans Mills property with 5 acres would definitely be hard to resist!

  14. Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is an 1851 Greek revival on almost two acres in the northern New York community of Sandy Creek, just off the eastern end of Lake Ontario. It is currently in foreclosure and the Zillow ad lacks photos, however, the second link includes some lovely photos from 2014:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2039-Harwood-Dr-Sandy-Creek-NY-13145/53782443_zpid/?fullpage=true

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2039-Harwood-Dr_Sandy-Creek_NY_13145_M46272-30316#photo15

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  15. Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Still in the Lake Ontario region of upstate New York, here is a striking 1868 brick Italianate with a carriage house and some original-looking wallpaper in the upstairs hallway for $250,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19-Lake-St-Pulaski-NY-13142/53780402_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And, a bit to the southwest, an even more breath-taking brick Italianate; this one from 1865 on almost 5 acres in Wolcott, NY, for $499,900 (But don’t look inside unless you are enamored of white paint, wall-to-wall carpet, recessed lighting and various other popular updates):
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11698-Ridge-Rd-Wolcott-NY-14590/61977463_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      The Pulaski, NY house is absolutely mansion grade and unusually intact for a late 1860’s Italianate mansion. To find the original wood cupola finial still being stored is amazing. This is one of the best high end Italianates I’ve seen for sale in a while. The marble mantels need some huge gilded over-mirrors to look complete. I can only imagine what fine furnishings this house once had. I appreciate the share.

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    • Gregory_K says: 324 comments
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      Chatsworth, CA

      The interiors have been extensively modernized, in my opinion. There are new mantels, and missing walls and woodwork.

  16. Don Richards says: 67 comments

    That is one exuberant Greek Revival!

  17. Carolyn says: 237 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    1928 Craftsman, Valdosta GA, $97,500.00
    Georgia is my favorite state so I’ve been checking out the listing and found this beauty. Virtually untouched. Just needs to be polished up and I’d be good to go. I love the original cabinets and sink.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Valdosta-GA/pmf,pf_pt/76487863_zpid/54902_rid/1800-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/31.196944,-82.871933,30.47294,-83.75084_rect/9_zm/

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 comments

      Lots of very appealing original details – I’d love to get my hands on that kitchen! Otherwise, it’s too bad about the white-out, but it will save priming before the wallpaper goes up! : ) I wonder what’s under the painted trim work…

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    • natira121natira121 says: 240 comments
      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Nice! It’s got a TON of potential if comeone wanted to restore it back to original. Looks like it’s got many of it’s original light fixtures too. It’s kinda ho-hum on the outside, I almost didn’t look at it. I’m glad I did!

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    • Rose M. Kotalik says: 82 comments

      Cute little house. Love the size of the bathtub….why did they ever stop making them that size. I would love to lay in the water and stretch out without my knees being under my chin. LOL

  18. Anthony Bianchini says: 55 comments

    Several properties to share from Franklin, TN area:

    Check out the entry hall and library on this antebellum home on 268 acres in TN, priced at $8.5M:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3538-Bear-Creek-Rd_Franklin_TN_37064_M85584-83943?ex=TN638353975&view=qv

    If that’s not enough property or price, check out this place on 353 acres, just down the road, asking $10M (Check out the barn!):

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4009-Carters-Creek-Pike_Franklin_TN_37064_M87211-98360?ex=TN638358111&view=qv

    Or, less property at “just” over 7 acres and asking “only” $1.799M:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1711-Forrest-Crossing-Cir_Franklin_TN_37064_M74588-15110?view=qv

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    • ChrisICU says: 521 comments

      I believe the first two properties were (maybe still are) owned by a popular Nashville country music couple. They tried to sell them together for about 13 million a few years ago. They did a great job at restoration and renovation. Guess they are looking for individual owners now. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Laurie W. says: 1514 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Great houses — I especially like the 1st one, gorgeous library. We were in Franklin a few months ago — it is a lovely town with a variety of shops & restaurants, and well preserved sites of its major Civil War battle. I liked it enough to check out real estate online — unfortunately everybody else likes it too, including Nashville celebs, and prices reflect that. Tennessee itself is beautiful, no matter where you are.

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  19. Peg says: 62 comments

    Staying close to home, this week, in the Philadelphia suburbs.
    Elkins Park, PA. Beautiful 1903 stone a Dutch Colonial. Great woodwork. $675,000, https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/elkins-park/1110-stratford-ave/pid_26454387/

    Rydal, Pa 1950 mid century modern. I’m not usually a fan of this particular style but this one I like! $705,000.

    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/rydal/1126-wrack-road/pid_25641785/

    Lovely brick Victorian in Lock Haven, Pa (this one is near my daughter’s college!) nice woodwork. $150,000.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/lock-haven/401-s-fairview-st-lock-haven-pa-17745–1025485511

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 354 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      The Elkins Park home is interesting in that it appears Dutch Colonial revival on the exterior, but enter the home and we are in the victorian era of heavy curtains to close off rooms, furnishings to fit, wall trim, and fire places.
      I love the furnishings in the parlors and dining room, and the cabinetry in the kitchen. My fav is the kitchen table w/ green chairs and green victorian screen door.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      The Elkins Park house is lovely, and beautifully decorated. I’d love to know where they found their wallpaper – assuming it is of recent vintage – particularly the frieze in the piano room (photos 6-8)…

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 354 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1980 board & batten modern

      Neat. Love that the cottage interior retains its original wood walls, ceiling. The church is beautiful. Love the windows with their Italianate height, decoration, and glass.

      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 354 comments
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        1980 board & batten modern

        Am I wrong about the window style in the church? The windows do not appear to be 18th century, but a 1870s or so installation. I love them all the same. The timbers in the church structure are truly something to admire.

  20. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Early 1900’s “Colonial” in Terre Haute, IN for just under $30K: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2415-Locust-St-Terre-Haute-IN-47807/77125763_zpid/?fullpage=true With central heat and air, 3 bedrooms two baths. I would put back Classical/Colonial type columns on the front porch, choose some better exterior colors and this could be a real charming smaller two story house.

  21. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9652 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I kind of feel meh about this one, perhaps just not original/moderne enough for me? But knew some of you would enjoy it.

    $495,000 in Shreveport, LA. A 1936 Art Moderne with mahogany veneer walls.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/660-Slattery-Blvd_Shreveport_LA_71104_M75016-84517

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    • ChrisICU says: 521 comments

      One woman’s Meh is one man’s OhMehGoodness! Lovely example of the style and I love this! A builder in Atlanta just finished building a series of townhomes in Moderne style – au courant y’all!

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  22. CharlesB says: 387 comments

    The grandeur of olde New Haven–1890ish Shingle Style for $175,750:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/connecticut/new-haven/new-haven/11735863/329-alden-avenue.html

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      This was once a fine early 1900’s home with some outstanding millwork inside. But it obviously needs some TLC to bring it back. I would also find the almost $12,400 in annual taxes burdensome but they are not unusually high for the location. I appreciate you sharing.

  23. john says: 793 comments

    This listing was just posted on another site and I thought I would pass it on.
    Victorian home and Church
    139 k
    Superior, NE

    https://montgomeryauction.com/412-e-7th-superior-ne/#jp-carousel-3231

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Hi John,
      I recognized the house design as Design No. 105 from the Keith’s Architectural Studies (Minneapolis, MN) planbook. Here’s the design along with floorplans (Internet Archive) https://archive.org/stream/MLKeithKiethsarchitecturalstudies0001#page/n18/mode/1up Nice house with ample photos in the listing. Here’s another example of the Keith design in Muncie, Indiana: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/21834427240/in/album-72157657139234734/ There were published plans available for churches as well. Even mail order architect George F. Barber engaged in Church designs as a sideline to his residential design business. Thanks for sharing.

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      • john says: 793 comments

        Hi John,
        Thank you. You are always excellent with additional information. I really appreciate that. I especially liked seeing the Muncie house as it gave a better look at the design not covered in snow. I would have loved to see the sun porch from the inside it was amazing !

  24. cabusaidi says: 2 comments
    1935 Spanish Revival?
    angels camp, CA

    I’m buying a 1930’s home in Angels Camp California. I want to restore it back to original. Many of the original features remain, but have been disguised under carpet and white paint. Any one have any suggestions for paint or a period remodel for the kitchen. I’m so excited to take this home back to original. There is beautiful parquet floor under the carpet in the living room. Right now in all white paint it does not seem to have too much potential. I’ve not seen those built in shelves next to the fire place in another home of the period. Should they be wood? the fire place mantle be wood? the front door wood? I’m ridiculously in love with the bathroom! Any suggestions welcome!!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/323-Murphys-Grade-Rd_Angels-Camp_CA_95222_M20019-37698?view=qv

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    • Cejay says: 5 comments

      Congratulations! Sweet house with lots of potential. Love the garage-level workshop area too.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Thanks, I enjoyed looking at your 1930’s home, Cabusaidi. If you have the time and patience, the Internet Archive has thousands of books in their Building Technology Heritage collection. They can be searched through using various criteria including the date published. You can apply the date filter to only search through those books published say between 1930 and 1936: https://archive.org/details/buildingtechnologyheritagelibrary?sort=-downloads&&and%5B%5D=year%3A%221936%22&and%5B%5D=year%3A%221935%22&and%5B%5D=year%3A%221934%22&and%5B%5D=year%3A%221933%22&and%5B%5D=year%3A%221932%22&and%5B%5D=year%3A%221931%22&and%5B%5D=year%3A%221930%22 The collection is so comprehensive you might even find your home and floor plans in one of these books. They not only have house books but millwork and interior fittings catalogs. Here’s a couple of house plan catalogs, like this 1936 California Homes & Gardens catalog: (small, only 28 pgs.) https://archive.org/details/MargaretAtchleyCaliforniahomesandgardens0001/page/n25 or this 1936 The Home Decorator by Sherwin Williams (color plates showing various rooms as well as colors suggested for furniture) https://archive.org/details/TheHomeDecorator/page/n19 I believe within this collection of period house and building components catalogs/books is enough period information to allow you to take your house back to its 1936 appearance, should you wish to. The Old House Journal magazine in recent issues has expanded articles about restoring houses of the 1920’s and ’30’s. (like the June 2018 issue) Until a few years ago, the standard approach for buyers of houses from this era was to gut and modernize them. Perhaps some rehabbers retained a few details from the original period but otherwise they were completely modernized. Now, these homes are old enough to be considered historic and some owners have chosen to keep them authentic to the period. With a vast collection of architectural publications from that period, its not too difficult to discover what was popular in the Great Depression years and restore a house to reflect its original period.
      As for white paint, as my (late) Grandmother once said to me: “a little bit of white paint can cover up a whole lot of sin”. Chances are, not all of the surfaces in your home now painted in white were originally of that color. Some surfaces may have been clear finished, but slapping on white paint is a quick and easy cover up. Here’s wishing you good luck in your restoration efforts. With the vast amount of available period information and the clues you find in your home, a faithful to the period restoration shouldn’t be too difficult. Please feel free to follow up should you have additional questions. I’d personally enjoy seeing some “after” photos as well as what inspired your restoration.

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  25. Judith Farris says: 1 comments

    $179,900. Built in 1835, this Colonial/New Englander is located in Brewer, Maine.
    “This is a very rare opportunity to own a piece of important Maine history …. The 1835 boyhood home for Civil War hero, Maine Governor, and college professor Joshua L. Chamberlain”

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/80-Chamberlain-St_Brewer_ME_04412_M34077-43588

  26. David McCauslin says: 65 comments

    Built in 1854, in Columbia, TN, this house went on the market yesterday: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/415-W-9th-St_Columbia_TN_38401_M75542-38484?view=qv

  27. luv4stephen@aol.com says: 46 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Not as old as most here, but dang…….

    https://www.redfin.com/NC/Raleigh/2805-Lakeview-Dr-27609/home/41117972

    Built in 1962
    2805 Lakeview Dr
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    6 beds 6 baths 9,285 sqft
    $3,950,000

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  28. vreyes25vreyes25 says: 12 comments
    NJ

    Queen Ann Victorian in Summit, NJ with a built date of 1879. It’s listed for $1.65 million. A lovely home but so pricey.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Fernwood-Rd-Summit-NJ-07901/40065282_zpid/?fullpage=true

  29. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 354 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1980 board & batten modern

    Dwell article on Midland:
    https://www.dwell.com/article/a-rare-collection-of-midcentury-architecture-is-revealed-in-michigan-ed271226
    MCM Midland website:
    http://midcentury.wpengine.com/

    I love the website’s collection of homes. Lots of historic pictures to see and some showing the houses as they are now.

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  30. I need some help finding financing.
    Found Original 1933 train lumber depot to be my stained glass studio and home. Check
    Have sizable down payment. Check
    Have excellent credit. Check
    Building is privately owned but I have to lease the land it sits on from the Railroad. No big deal it’s a 99 year lease at $600 a year. BTW there are no property taxes, zoning, etc because it’s on Railroad land.
    My problem is I cannot find any financial institution to finance it because it’s on leased land. If anyone has any suggestions or financial institutions you could recommend it would be greatly appreciated.

    Here’s the MLS Listing:
    https://www.georgiamls.com/454-railroad-st-royston-ga-30662/8371079

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Dan, that sounds complicated enough from a legal standpoint to consult an attorney specializing in real estate law. I think it is possible but not sure if any lending institution would be willing as their guidelines require the lender acquiring ownership in case of loan default. You might also check with the Small Business Administration https://www.sba.gov/ for loan options. (after the government shutdown is resolved) Sometimes loans can be made on inventory and equipment as collateral (UCC 1 type loans) https://www.investopedia.com/terms/u/ucc-1-statement.asp I used to work with UCC 1 documents eons ago when I worked in mortgage banking. A local commercial banker can probably inform you of what is possible. Good luck!

      • Thanks for the info. I do have a few hundred thousand in glass but its only worth something to the buyer. I looked into the SBA but they are closed so that avenue is closed.

    • john says: 793 comments

      Hi Dan,
      Have you asked the seller if they would consider seller finance or rent to own ? I would think anyone trying to buy it will run in to the same thing. Good luck.

    • ChrisICU says: 521 comments

      Hi Dan,
      My first thought is of banks and/or real estate attorneys that are in or near Clayton Georgia. There are several lakes in the area with million dollar homes on leased land (leased from the power company). At least some of those homes must have mortgages and I bet someone up there know how to handle this.

      Best of luck,
      Chris

  31. Jen J.Jen J. says: 9 comments

    1860 Craftsman Farmhouse in Punxsutawney, PA, USA. 4 BR, 2 BA. $238,000

    Recently renovated and fitted with new kitchen, radiant heat, new floors in laundry room (rest of house boasts original flooring), updated bathrooms, and enclosed wrap around porch. Listing includes house and 11.8 wooded acres. Current owners are only the 3rd owners of the property.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/95-Lunger-Rd_Punxsutawney_PA_15767_M35297-80224?cid=soc_shares_ldp_fb&fbclid=IwAR1sKVy3VnmV6C6KyyJxx8icKnExdnKxfYCSLrFOWGHiEJT-ZVa_DOlAnLw

  32. Rick R. says: 40 comments

    “Three Otters” Circa 1830 Greek on 19 acres near Bedford,VA. $600,000. Virginia Historic Landmark. Fabulous views of The Peaks of Otter. Family cemetery on property. Outbuildings.
    I’ve been by this house many times through the years. Bedford is a beautiful little town not far from Roanoke and home of the Bedford Boys of Omaha Beach fame.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1485-Three-Otters-Rd-Bedford-VA-24523/216932246_zpid/

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  33. LapandaLapanda says: 2 comments
    1904 Shingle
    Fitchburg, MA

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/fitchburg/30-hartwell-st-fitchburg-ma-01420–2000427773

    This is my first time posting on OHD. I’m sorry if my comment is overkill. This Spanish Eclectic home is flying under the radar in my neighborhood. I am so hoping an OH-lover will fall in love with it, make it theirs, and keep the OH-loving trend growing in Fitchburg! I visited this house while looking for my own home last year, and I was blown away by how intact and beautiful the original woodwork is, plus a lot of other exterior and interior architectural elements. There used to be listing photos that didn’t really show it off at all, but I noticed the owner has uploaded new images and it’s possible to see some of the beauty now. I wish he’d uploaded even more. I looked the home up in Massachusetts’s Cultural Resource Information System (http://mhc-macris.net) and it is not only listed, but is called out by the surveyors: “This is the best example of Spanish-Mediterranean style architecture in Fitchburg. The design of this house is excellent.” The surveyors identified it as Colonial Revival; Spanish Eclectic, but maybe it’s Mission Revival Spanish Eclectic? And the RE listing id’s it as 1910, but I researched it myself (https://www.fitchburgdeeds.com) and I think it’s older, c.1880-1890.

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    • JimHJimH says: 3899 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Interesting house – thanks! I think it’s more Mission Revival than anything else. The cobblestone foundation and other details put it in the 1910ish period. Sanborn maps show a different, older house there before 1900. Directories have multiple renters there before 1912, when coal dealer William M. Powell (1853-1926) evidently bought the property and built the new house.
      Besides the plastic fence, ceiling fans and can lights, etc., I like it a lot!

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  34. JimHJimH says: 3899 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Oxford NY – 1894 Queen Anne – $249k

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19-S-Washington-Ave-Oxford-NY-13830/29992377_zpid/

    I had seen an old photo of this house built for a gg uncle of mine, but couldn’t see the pretty detail on the facade. Wish better photos of the foyer.

    1897 photo:
    https://archive.org/details/historicalsouven03welch/page/17

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  35. luv4stephen@aol.com says: 46 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I had no clue that there were some little houses from where I grew up this old! 1863!!

    https://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/266-candy-mountain-road-murphy-nc-28906-gid1000043710358.html and here it is in Zillow: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house,mobile_type/106955256_zpid/3-_beds/0-200000_price/0-792_mp/35.150723,-84.187117,35.057753,-84.334745_rect/12_zm/0_mmm/

    Built in 1863
    266 Candy Mountain Rd
    Murphy, NC 28906
    3 beds 1 bath 964 sqft
    $155,000

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