January 25, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Stamped on the back of today’s old house, “W.N. Harbaugh Photographer, Third St. Over Post Office”. Written in small lettering “Canal Dover, OH”. I don’t anything else about the family or if the home still stands.

    Just a reminder that favorites are going away on 1/31. I’ve had a message on the favorites page for months now so save your favorites by bookmark, Pinterest or however else. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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  2. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Beautiful detail on that Palliser cottage!

    Here’s a 1920s Rapunzelesque multi-family located in downtown New Britain, CT for $75,000:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/connecticut/hartford/new-britain/11736176/3335-south-high-st.html

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  3. MJGMJG says: 1818 comments
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    CT

    I love these pictures. I often go through historic websites that have high resolution photos and zoom in close. So I always look forward to these.
    I had an 1880s party at my old Victorian house years ago and brought some inside antique furniture into the yard. Most of my guests were confused. I showed them several pictures of people doing it in the 19th century. Though they did have garden furniture, People also did this. I even saw a garden party where it appears the entire dining room set was moved to the grass and the clock was placed gingerly on a small table.

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  4. TGrantTGrant says: 824 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    I don’t know if this would be Colonial Revival or perhaps Federal Revival. It has just come on the market for the first time since it was built in 1927, this Fontainebleau neighborhood home in New Orleans is asking $849,000. The kitchen has been updated but the original bathrooms are mostly intact. Original detached garage is extant. At some time a pool was added to the backyard.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/34-Versailles-Blvd_New-Orleans_LA_70125_M75972-02387

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Federal Revival is just a sub-style of Colonial Revival so it’s both. 🙂

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 373 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      What an absolutely charming and beautiful house! Despite its elegance, it feels very homey to me. You can tell that it’s well loved, I’m sure they hate to part with it. It even seems like a good price to me. I’d live here in a New Orleans minute!

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      • TGrantTGrant says: 824 comments
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        New Orleans, LA

        The home values in that neighborhood have really soared in the last 15 years. I live on the edge of the Garden District and so many areas of the city are seeing strong housing prices.

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    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      Lovely house, inside & out! And I like the 3-tiered clipping of the front’s foundation hedge.

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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 248 comments

      Georgian. It’s Georgian.

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1004 comments
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        While Georgian and Federal-period houses do share many traits, there are two things about this house that place it firmly in the Federal Revival camp. First, and most notably, this house has a fanlight over the door which is typical of Federal-period houses but not of Georgians. Secondly, the windows here are six-over-six while Georgian houses typically have smaller and more numerous panes per window sash. Regardless of its inspiration, it’s still a product of the Colonial Revival.

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 834 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      One of my faves. Thanks for sharing!

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      • TGrantTGrant says: 824 comments
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        New Orleans, LA

        I didn’t get to attend the open house this past Sunday. It’s such a hot neighborhood that the agent had multiple offers by the end of the day. It’s now pending.

  5. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1004 comments
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    1830 Greek Revival, Bedford, Virginia… $600,000. Beautiful house on 19 acres with incredible views, outbuildings and a cemetery!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1485-Three-Otters-Rd-Bedford-VA-24523/216932246_zpid/

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  6. Don Richards says: 445 comments

    A bunch of interesting houses have hit the market around me in the last week.

    1. 1871 Gothic Revival in New Hartford, Ct for $599k.

    This one is a show stopper with gorgeous period woodwork and some incredibly ornate details.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/45-Church-St-N_New-Hartford_CT_06057_M43561-46418?view=qv

    2. 1783 Gambrel Cape in Bantam, Ct listed for $585k.

    This one was restored by it’s owners, an interior designer and her photographer husband. It is in my opinion out of this world charming and not overdone, which happens often around here.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/77-Cathole-Rd_Bantam_CT_06750_M47558-23131?ex=CT616233845&view=qv

    3. 1786 Cape in Litchfield, Ct. listed at $550k.

    This one is also charming as all get out, but has been heavily updated.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/20-Beecher-Ln_Litchfield_CT_06759_M46968-68410?view=qv

    4. 1870 Folk Victorian farmhouse in New Milford Ct, listed at 175k.

    This is kind of a sad old girl who needs a good caretaker. The bones are there, and it’s on 5 acres with some barns. I see it stripped back to the essentials, just a nice old farmhouse.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/296-Wellsville-Ave_New-Milford_CT_06776_M31150-52321?view=qv

    5. 1795 Colonial in Woodbury, Ct. listed at $699k.

    Slightly unusual, with a hip roof and a wonderful door surround. Nice guest house to the back of the property would make a great antique shop.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/270-Main-St-S_Woodbury_CT_06798_M49159-62128?view=qv

    6. 1954 mid modern split level in Torrington, Ct listed at 220k.

    This one grows on you. It’s got acres of space and with a little rethinking could be extraordinary. The first listing shots don’t do it justice. Great sputnik chandeliers in the stair hall, and even a tennis court.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/24-Torringford-West-St_Torrington_CT_06790_M49100-10005?view=qv

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    • JKleeb says: 267 comments

      All great houses, but the New Hartford is the one for me. I try not to comment on decorating, but I would need to “de-pink” things a bit (or maybe a lot).

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    • CindyCindy says: 268 comments
      1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
      Brunswick, MO

      The Gothic Revival in New Hartford, Ct is just beautiful. I’m a sucker for arched doorways & windows. The fireplaces, the Gothic wainscoting in the dining room and the woodwork surrounding the bay window with that built in pier mirror are all top notch. Very well taken care of house.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 810 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      That 1950’s split in Torrington is great. You’re right, the first few pictures are “meh” but it’s got style throughout. And a lot of original detailing.

  7. SherryLynnSherryLynn says: 96 comments
    Marion, AR

    Love this house! Especially love that it comes with a cemetery. I truly love old cemeteries!

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  8. Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

    West Hartford, CT:
    1) 1949, brick Tudor Revival, $399,900; Inglenook in LR! Floor plan
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/310-Cumberland-Rd-West-Hartford-CT-06119/174195760_zpid/

    2)1928, $419,000; brick & wood siding combo, floor plan
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/188-Mountain-Rd-West-Hartford-CT-06107/57780705_zpid/

  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1644 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1929 Brick Tudor Grosse Point Farms, MI, 1,750,000
    I am especially enamored by the exterior. I find the buttress on the outside support of the porch curious, perhaps it is helping support the weight of the second floor?

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/88094011_zpid/42.444045,-82.828846,42.353533,-82.969952_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

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    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      Wow, that is some house! My cats would love the wide windowsills on the stair landing. The buttresses… maybe decorative, or maybe to keep the weight of the porch roof from overwhelming the walls – keeping them true??

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 725 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Gorgeous house! And it looks nicely lived in. Can you imagine decorating for Christmas in this house……!

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 834 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Wonderful house. I think the buttresses are mostly decorative, adding a true Tudor touch.

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  10. tess says: 304 comments

    Three interesting properties in three price ranges.($20k to $180k)

    Alexander NC, near Statesville. $180K, 81 wooded acres, two late 1800 homes. One needs cleaning & TLC. The other is more primitive but is worth fixing up as a studio or guest cottage. Electric is run in and water comes from a pure mountain stream.

    https://www.unitedcountry.com/Hunting/nc/historic-81-acres–hunting-lane-alexander-co-nc/980162

    St. Marys, WVA 1812 hand hewn log cabin on 2+ acres for $30K. Was moved to present location and placed on concrete foundation. Fallout shelter also on property.

    https://www.unitedcountry.com/Log-Homes—Cabins/wv/–one-of-a-kind-historical-hand-hued-log-cabin-in-wv-/952105

    Cute cottage in Chillicothe, MO $20K. Some work has been done; still retains its charm.

    https://www.unitedcountry.com/Investment—Income/mo/historic-home-on-a-corner-lot-for-sale–chillicothe–mo/976783

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  11. Diane2 says: 2 comments

    Oil City, PA, 1927, $65,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/520-W-3rd-St_Oil-City_PA_16301_M36073-16344?view=qv
    In spite of its newness, I like this house. I don’t believe the banister (if I may call it that) in picture 47 is original (correct me if I am wrong), I could do without the added baseboard heat in a few locations (a personal dislike because it interferes with book case placement), but overall, I like it. And if one updates the elevator and restores the bath with the old radiator tossed into it, one is all set (except for arranging winter snow removal). I like all of the light the windows allow into the rooms.

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    • Ed Ferris says: 302 comments

      Sixty-one photos! And the house “oozes”! Oh, well.
      Those gutters attached by roof straps don’t work here in Indiana. A heavy snow will tear them right out. I would think Oil City has the same climate.

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      • Diane2 says: 68 comments

        Objectively, one can afford new gutters at the price asked for the house. That style does poorly in my part of New York state as well.
        And a functioning elevator!
        I can see sitting in the sun room, my old parrots basking in the sunlight while I read.

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    • Julie says: 30 comments

      I love how the pooch keeps showing up in the photos! So adorable!

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    • cheryl plato says: 179 comments

      love Oil City and love that sweet old dog who keeps photo bombing the room pics!

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  12. Diane2 says: 2 comments

    1790 house, New Hartford, NY $169,900
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/150-Oxford-Rd_New-Hartford_NY_13413_M36703-88479?view=qv
    Yes, it needs work, but I could make do here. I do love the older homes.

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    • Don Richards says: 445 comments

      I think you could really work with that existing kitchen. I know it’s not to everyone’s tastes, but a big work table/island would make it very functional.

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 725 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I agree Don, about the New Hartford kitchen……I could add to that easily and it would continue to echo the historic style of the house, which I adore. It appears to have a large walk-in pantry too, so upper cabinets would be superfluous.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1644 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Agreed on the kitchen. Nice house. I too love the old simple homes. I wish we had some shaker homes for sale to look at.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2208 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I’m pretty sure this house was on OHD before, maybe 2-3 years ago? I’ve driven by it a zillion times. Nice location… on a residential road, but very close to a bunch of stores – supermarket, drugstore, etc. The library is nearby, too. New Hartford has higher taxes than those in Utica, of which NH is a suburb, but it’s schools have very good ratings. Lots of professionals live in NH..

  13. Diane2 says: 68 comments

    1800 house, Pottsville PA $9,500.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/512-S-Centre-St_Pottsville_PA_17901_M44055-11927?view=qv Just a handful of pictures included, but there are some nice details.

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  14. Ry says: 29 comments

    I didn’t have much time to look up homes today – I was pretty busy with job applications, so I apologize if these aren’t the greatest quality. They’re all interesting, though! Instead of the mountains where I live, I felt like looking at the coast.

    1. New Bern, NC: 1920 (?), $275,000; A cute home that escaped the floodwaters of Hurricane Florence, and although many of the pictures are blurry I like the mantels and stairwell.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/525-A-St-New-Bern-NC-28560/78290931_zpid/

    2. Sealevel, NC: 1950 (according to the listing, but it seems older to me), $87,000; a little diamond in the rough in a location that’s fairly remote off Core Sound.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/399-Nelson-Neck-Rd-Sealevel-NC-28577/102036024_zpid/

    3. New Bern, NC: 1920, $159,900; The listing says it’s a Sears Home, and I assume that someone here would be able to verify it as such. Much of the interior is sadly obscured by piled-up boxes and there’s not even a clear shot of the stairwell, but I liked the fireplace.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1810-Spencer-Ave-New-Bern-NC-28560/78310687_zpid/

    4. Belhaven, NC: 1906, $350,000; Again, the pictures aren’t the best – we only get tantalizing glimpses at a wonderful entryway and a lovely living room with what looks like pressed tin ceilings.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/613-E-Water-St-Belhaven-NC-27810/235890963_zpid/

    5. Swanquarter, NC: 1940, $148,800: There is a hefty amount of paneling in this house but an equally wodnerful amount of original woodwork. Swanquarter is notable for being the smallest county seat in North Carolina – it’s unincorporated.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1689-Quarter-Rd-Swanquarter-NC-27885/106995781_zpid/

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  15. SueSue says: 534 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Husband has a huge client in CT. It might mean we will be moving to CT. I started looking for properties 2 acres or above and taxes that we can manage. Here are some I found.

    1700 cape that clearly needs work but very, very charming.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/347-New-London-Tpke_Stonington_CT_06378_M46750-66121?ex=CT601818237

    A very lovely 1789 Colonial on a lovely piece of property.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/100-Upper-Rd_Stafford-Spgs_CT_06076_M37208-12662?ex=CT610853169#photo0

    A Mid Century with a great basement. I actually like this mid century.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10-Hampshire-Rd_Windham_CT_06280_M47184-26070?ex=CT615832345#photo26

    I got a bit distracted and found myself in Holly Springs, MS which has an amazing amount of old homes. I am in love with this house. This Greek Revival is on the National Historic Register. Built in 1845. The price is amazing. This I cannot get in CT.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/154-W-Gholson-Ave_Holly-Springs_MS_38635_M85608-81161?ex=MS640549099#photo6

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  16. CindyCindy says: 268 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    I don’t know how many of you, if any were subscribers to Victorian Homes magazine. I got a notice last month that it was being discontinued and I would get American Farmhouse Style instead. I’m so disappointed, this magazine is on the other end of the spectrum as far as Victorian goes. I called and asked if not enough people were buying or subscribing to Victorian Homes, I was told the reason was because the editor was no longer with Engaged Media who puts out the magazine. SO DISAPPOINTED!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5477 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Cindy, I used to subscribe to Victorian Homes beginning in the 1980’s. For many years they featured nice homes with opulent interiors but always homes in the U.S.. Then the Downtown Abbey phenomenon happened and they could have just as well have changed the magazine’s name to English Victorian Homes. They also branched off into fashion and swallowed the Downtown Abbey theme hook, line, and sinker. I didn’t renew my subscription after that and some other subscribers I knew shared that they also departed the magazine for the same reasons. I think someone who was a decision maker for the magazine orchestrated this total departure from the original focus of the magazine (American Victorian homes) and refused to go back. Not surprisingly, this much altered magazine apparently lost its reader base and now is no more. One person I know was quite irritated that their subscription was finished with a magazine (American Farmhouse Style) they had no interest in. I still think a nice photo rich magazine focusing on American Victorian homes as well as before and after restoration stories could continue to be successful. If such a magazine returns I’ll be happy to subscribe to it. I personally knew one of the writers for Vic. Homes and she wrote very informative articles and brought in some talented photographers. The opportunity to recapture disenchanted subscribers of the original Victorian Homes remains, in my opinion.

  17. ToriaToria says: 8 comments

    Thank you Kelly for another reminder to clean out My Favorites. I simply pulled up each I wanted to save now, right clicked to create shortcut, put them on my desktop, then added them to my own OHD FAV folder. Done! Also, I wanted to sincerely thank you for the best community on the web for vintage properties. ALL of the hours you put in to make this site what it is, as well as the wonderful, knowledgeable community that teaches us all little things about so many of the houses, sometimes providing great links to learn even more. So kudos and hugs to Kelly, and thank you to all the contributors that make this site wonderful to come to.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That’s a good way to do it too. Thanks, glad you are enjoying it and I appreciate you saying that. 🙂 I needed the virtual hug today too!

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    • zoomey says: 535 comments

      Totally agree! Thank you Kelly for this great site! It’s my oasis of calm, the place I go to when I need my brain to relax. I totally escape into other worlds and other eras looking at all the beautiful houses on this site. I’ve found so many dream houses! I can’t thank you enough for all the work you do to create this wonderful community.

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  18. Anne M.Anne M. says: 828 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1914 Bungalow in New Bedford, MA for $157,900. Lots & lots of original detail
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29-Locust-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55999615_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1910 brick Colonial in Springfield, MA for $176,800
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/54-Randolph-St-Springfield-MA-01108/81891977_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1924 Tudor in West Springfield, MA for $269,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39-Neptune-Ave-West-Springfield-MA-01089/56240401_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1850 Colonial in Windham, VT for $259,000 with 73 acres
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6706-Windham-Hill-Rd-Windham-VT-05359/2100850785_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      The first two homes need some tlc, but have plenty of potential. The first one is waaay fancier inside than I excpected it to be! The third one is cute & move-in ready. And the last one looks nice with lovely views of the landscape, but they focused more on the exterior & the environs than they did on the inside of the house…

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  19. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2208 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    Syracuse, NY – excellent if you like 4 distinct seasons! (but not if you abhor winter since Syracuse gets lake effect snow off L. Ontario if the lake isn’t frozen over)

    1) 1920, $204,900; side hall brick colonial, graceful staircase, some neat alcoves, good sized rooms, rather elegant but not at all ostentatious, new kitchen but not at all OTT, nice attic
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1303-James-St-Syracuse-NY-13203/31659290_zpid/

    2) 1930, $129,900; kind of Tudor(ish) & cute, I like the bottom of the staircase & the many gothic-y pointed archways. Vintage kitchen. I’d pull up the carpeting to expose the hw floors!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/218-Milford-Dr-E-Syracuse-NY-13206/31663625_zpid/

    3) 1906, $389,000; Craftsman/Shingle/?? (combo of 2-3?? – not enough knowledge); large house; I love the foyer & entry hall & staircase! (incl. the wallpaper… Wm. Morris, maybe?), a lot of built-in bookshelves. I’d personally change a few things decor-wise, but only a few; a generally really lovely house, IMO, with plenty of character. Large upstairs porch, eyebrow windows.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Brattle-Rd-Syracuse-NY-13203/31660559_zpid/

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  20. Melfina says: 3 comments

    Elyria, OH, 1904, $129,900. I love the staircase!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/315-West-Ave-Elyria-OH-44035/34591226_zpid/

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  21. Barbara VBarbara V says: 921 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is a striking Second Empire/Italianate Victorian (experts, help me out here!) with a reported build date of 1900, but is surely earlier. It is located in the Hudson Valley, NY, Town of Athens, with views to the west of the Catskill Mountains, and to the east, the Hudson River. Loaded with lovely details inside and out, on 1.5 acres with an option for river frontage, and all yours for $617,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1695-Route-385-Athens-NY-12015/30490853_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5477 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Classic Second Empire style home from the 1860’s-1870’s here with lovely details inside and out. The generic date of 1900 is often used for older homes that the agent doesn’t know the age of. If I had the resources, I’d buy a zillion copies of A Field Guide to American Houses (by Virginia McAlester) and make sure every real estate office in the country had a copy.

  22. tess says: 304 comments

    There was a recent discussion on OHD about moving buildings. Here’s a video of moving an 1800’s silo….all 30′.. 9200 lbs. of it.

    https://www.wyff4.com/article/history-on-the-move-silo-built-in-the-1800-s-moved-to-prepare-for-restoration/26048979

  23. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Is there anyone that could help Cattz with her question about programs/tax/whatever for this home:

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/11/24/c-1900-queen-anne-topeka-ks/#comment-235033

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  24. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1897. A mansion…55 bedrooms. I know, I know…it’s humongous. And expensive. But the few inside photos be are pretty amazing. $14mil

    Philadelphia, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/A1-Ashbourne-Rd-Elkins-Park-PA-19027/2104144500_zpid/?

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    • ChrisChris says: 19 comments
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      1910 Colonial Revival
      OH

      This for posting this Cora….If you look at the last two pictures of the grand 2 story staircase hall it had an uncanny resemblance to the great Gallery Hall in the Newport RI Gilded age mansion The Breakers. That was built for Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1895 by architect Richard Morris Hunt. I wonder if the two architects collaborated?

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    • Keith Sanders says: 133 comments

      I’ve looked at a lot of mansions in the UK, and this is the equal of any of them.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 810 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      And “only” $145K a year of taxes (according to the MLS). I suppose if you can afford the purchase price and upkeep these taxes would be chump change.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5477 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Wow! Amazing is right, but priced for hedge fund managers, lottery winners, or ex-pat Russian oligarchs. They sure don’t build them like this anymore. It compares very favorably with the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, RI. Absolutely palatial…

      • CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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        Clinton, TN

        But they DID cut the price by $5.5mil in December ?
        From the looks of the grounds, I’d say it’s been empty a good long while. It’s fantastic.

  25. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1870. This big, old beauty has too many wonderful details to mention them all. It appears to have more than one vintage kitchen, many, many decorative windows, doorways, built-in cabinets, light fixtures. Some very old bathroom fixtures. Nice floors and staircase.
    On at least two of the radiators, there are little doors built in the front. What are those for? $299K

    Lewisburg, WV:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1423-Washington-St-E-Lewisburg-WV-24901/2092828401_zpid/

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    • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

      They’re warmers for keeping food warm. But here in the NE I’d be tempted to put mittens, gloves, socks, etc. in them when it’s really cold out. ?

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    • Julie says: 30 comments

      Ooh! So many adorable features. I love houses like this with little nooks and crannies. Thanks for sharing Cora!

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    • JimHJimH says: 5043 comments
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      Cora, the radiators with doors are plate warmers. I posted a few ads for them a couple of years back. There’s no way to closely regulate heat in a radiator, so you wouldn’t put food in there (sorry, Cathy). Plates hold heat longer, so it would work to have warm plates in the dining room to serve on.

      That’s a fine house in Lewisburg that would be great for someone who lives to strip and refinish antique woodwork!

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      • CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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        Clinton, TN

        Cool! I love those little doors…and anything quirky like them. Houses were so much more fun back then.

      • Cathy F. says: 2208 comments

        Jim H – It’s okay. Hey, I was close – the waiting-to-be-eaten food could already be on plates. ?

        • MJGMJG says: 1818 comments
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          CT

          Though I wonder how many people actually put food in there to keep warm. House heat regulation in this time was irregular. I’ve read contemporary reports of the period where people complained the house was so hot they needed to open windows, and other times where the furnace wasn’t getting hot enough. Though with a kitchen stove running constantly, I can surmise the kitchen didn’t always have this problem. Especially since the stove usually heated the water for the house. (if you had a stove with a water boiler )

      • MJGMJG says: 1818 comments
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        CT

        Just found this. I always thought it was just for plates, but this image shows a Chicken in one.

        https://archive.org/details/WarmthForWinterHomes/page/n17

        • JimHJimH says: 5043 comments
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          That’s a new one for me too, lol. I would wonder why someone would take fresh food hot from the oven and put it in there instead of serving it, but I guess it could be done!

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          • MJGMJG says: 1818 comments
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            CT

            So weird. I love learning new things and thought you’d like to see too.
            I love archive.org. I have seen and leaned so much more here.

          • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5477 comments
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            1889 Eastlake Cottage
            Fort Worth, TX

            At least during the winters, vintage dining rooms equipped with only radiators may have had cooked foods that would rapidly chill. (I’ve also seen fine antique glass vessels marketed as “spoon warmers”) Thus, I believe such radiator warming shelves were not hot enough for cooking purposes but would allow individual dishes to be served warm to guests and family around the dining table. In well-to-do households, multiple course dinners were the norm and were served by household servants. Examples of Victorian era formal meals (as well as domestic life and culture) can be found in the very popular (many editions published on both sides of the Atlantic from 1861 to the early 1900’s) Mr’s Beeton’s Book of Household Management-this is a 1895 edition: https://archive.org/details/b21539364/page/n7 showing the formal Victorian dining table set for that period. A later edition from 1907 uses more modern terms for recipes: https://archive.org/details/mrsbeetonshouse00beetuoft/page/n5 If you’ve ever wanted to stage or recreate a Victorian dinner with authentic period recipes, this is arguably one of the best resources. Years ago, I bought at auction an 1880’s edition of this classic book. In summary, this is one of the most complete resources of Victorian domestic culture to be found in a single book. Mrs Beeton also wrote a book on Victorian needlework.

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 921 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Wonderful find, Cora! An unique old place filled with loads of original details, yet enough to do for those of us who like a project or two – AND located in a community full of trees and other appealing old places… Perfect!

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5477 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I accept the 1870’s as an original date. However, it looks like in the late 1890’s the house received a major makeover adding many Classical/Colonial Revival details inside the earlier house. The staircase retains the 1870’s details such as the Italianate style newel post. Seems like a lot of house for the money. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1004 comments
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    1924 Craftsman, Russell, Kansas… $56,000. This house is a kit house… the “Hampden” by Wardway (Montgomery Ward / Gordon Van-Tine). It retains lots of original features – even the original exterior color scheme! And a cool cistern pump in the back yard!
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/123-W-4th-St-Russell,-KS,-67665_rb/

  27. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1004 comments
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    1905 Queen Anne, Russell, Kansas… $180,000. This house is a Radford plan book design: Design No. 1131. Trigger Warning: Just don’t look at the bathrooms (or the kitchen ceiling)…
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/524-E-7th-St-Russell-KS-67665/91265411_zpid/

  28. Barbara VBarbara V says: 921 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    A week or two ago, there was discussion regarding an antique gas water heater. Here is one for sale on craigslist, complete and reportedly in working order:
    https://rochester.craigslist.org/atq/d/rochester-antique-collectible-gas-water/6789023509.html

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  29. Gail L Merriam says: 201 comments

    Sweet little Craftsman built 1914, 2 beds, 1 bath
    285 Sidney Street West, Saint Paul, MN
    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/mn/saint-paul/285-sidney-street-w/pid_28471843/

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  30. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Maybe some will remember this home, posted many years ago. I’m sorry to see a fire pretty much destroyed it.

    https://www.goupstate.com/news/20190122/man-being-treated-at-burn-center-after-fire-at-historic-gaffney-house

    • Sandy BSandy B says: 725 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Such a very sad end to such a wonderful house. Hard to believe though, there were that many people living there….makes you wonder…and the detectors were not operational…..lucky all got out but one.

  31. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Really cool Inn for sale. Scotia, CA for $800,000. 22 rooms with a banquet room, pub, restaurant. I don’t see a build date for the actual structure. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/100-Main-St-Scotia-CA-95565/2086234163_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  32. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5477 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Here’s a C. 1900 towered Queen Anne in the central Indiana town of Elwood for sale at $110,000: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/817-N-Anderson-St_Elwood_IN_46036_M30382-02762#photo0 I see this home as a “sleeper” or diamond in the rough because the interior details show this was originally a fine home. I especially like the stained glass over the staircase landing and the stained glass transom in the dining room. I think with some TLC this home could re-emerge as the gem it once was. Elwood is 46.5 miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis by the shortest route. Anderson street is a major thoroughfare but remains largely residential. A lovely documented George Barber designed Queen Anne is nearby, nicely restored. Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/93xo3sA5UBm

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  33. Sandy BSandy B says: 725 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Meant to post these earlier this week…… my favorite kind of properties:

    1926 Colonial Revival, Gross Pt., Michigan, $369,900
    Beautiful house in seemingly perfect condition with some wonderful Pewabic tile. Very nice location with private amenities. Being from the Seattle area, I am always blown away by how far your money goes in the midwest. Be difficult to replace this, or many other houses we’ve seen for this money.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/88592151_zpid/42.801572,-72.326861,42.742978,-72.498522_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

    1890 Greek Revival, Winchester, NH, $218,000
    Very interesting stacked plank construction on this very attractively priced, move-in-ready home in a nice location. Maybe done with a little too much white paint, but lovely anyway.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/86738188_zpid/42.801572,-72.326861,42.742978,-72.498522_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

    1810 Federal, Derry, NH, $315,000
    Nice house needing a little work, but nice kitchen and has many lovely elements of the period.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/86738188_zpid/42.801572,-72.326861,42.742978,-72.498522_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

    1774 Cape with attached two-story-portion (not sure which came first) and attached barn, Barnstead, NH, $219,000 on 31 acres
    Great house and restoration project with some mech. updates done.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NH/pmf,pf_pt/112990242_zpid/39_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/45.725356,-66.077271,42.248851,-77.063599_rect/6_zm/4_p/

    1838 Side gabled Greek Revival (least began that way), Brookline, NH, $375,000
    Obviously changes over the years and now a little too done for me, but a lovely, nicely sited house none-the-less
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/NH/pmf,pf_pt/120338216_zpid/39_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/45.725356,-66.077271,42.248851,-77.063599_rect/6_zm/5_p/

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  34. Charis Barker says: 1 comments

    164 Boland Street, Sparta, Georgia – Built in 1890, this lovingly restored historic home is waiting to welcome its new owners! Priced to sell at just $79,900 with over 2,700 sq ft! Let me know what you think!

    https://charisbarker.kwrealty.com/listing/mlsid/506/propertyid/10055075/?fbclid=IwAR2w2riJVLcB4l7kVG5HCcu5xOyZJda7s2ST-YpJh6mj0ItPrk4Wb33ooMY

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 725 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Adorable house at an adorable price. Not too sure about the neighborhood..?
      More photos with street view is available on Zillow.

    • hillhousehillhouse says: 62 comments
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      1899 Stick
      Bluefield, WV

      Retaining/boundary wall, pillars, ironwork worthy of a palace! I can’t quite make out the style of the façade/second story. Could it be a mansard that has been simplified and sided?

  35. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1160 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Hi everyone! Today i went to Québec, Canada and found 2 nice houses:

    – 1910 house, CAD$ 639,000: beautiful detailed ceilings and nice woodfloors: https://duproprio.com/fr/montreal/ahuntsic-cartierville/maison-a-vendre/hab-2202-boulevard-gouin-est-777047#description

    – c. 1850 house with 150 acres, barn, forest, maple sugar trees. I like better the exterior than the interior: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-maison-a-vendre/ville-de-montreal/ferme150-acres-maison-centenaire-grange-cabane-a-sucre-vue-lacs/1408749295

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