January 25, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9652 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: 387 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: 180 comments
    1887 Queen Anne
    NORTH HAVEN, 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: 506 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: 9652 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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      • TGrantTGrant says: 506 comments
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        New Orleans, LA

        Thanks Kelly! And I forgot to add, there’s an open house this weekend so I’m going to try and go if I’m off work.

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 270 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: 506 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.Cathy F. says: 1788 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: 234 comments

      Georgian. It’s Georgian.

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

        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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    • StevenF says: 657 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      One of my faves. Thanks for sharing!

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      • TGrantTGrant says: 506 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: 425 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    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: 67 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: 136 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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      • Don Richards says: 67 comments

        I know, JKleeb, I thought the same. Some real period wallpaper in that house would be incredible.

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    • Cindy says: 125 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: 500 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, 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. SherryLynn says: 18 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.Cathy F. says: 1788 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: 354 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    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.Cathy F. says: 1788 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 B says: 359 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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    • StevenF says: 657 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: 290 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 FerrisEd Ferris says: 301 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: 14 comments

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

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    • cheryl plato says: 181 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: 67 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 B says: 359 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: 354 comments
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        1980 board & batten modern

        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: 1788 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, 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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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 354 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      I think I have seen this one here before, but certainly glad to see it again. I want to know its history. There is certainly something special about this home.

    • EileenM says: 227 comments

      such possibilities if structurally sound.

  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. Peg says: 62 comments

    This week’s adventure in real estate is up in the coal regions of Pa, about 2 1/2 hours northwest of Philadelphia.

    1. This 6 bedroom 2 bath second empire is in sad shape. There appears to be mold in some of the pictures. It is under contract and I hope whoever buys it is going to repair instead of salvage. There are amazing mantles and very unique tile work. $9,900.
    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/pottsville/512-s-centre-st/pid_27910362/

    2. Orwigsburg, Pa 1887 listed as a Victorian but I believe it’s a gothic revival? 3 bedroom, 2 bath and quite a beauty. She needs some work inside but nothing drastic by the pictures.
    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/orwigsburg/202-e-mifflin-st/pid_27613348/

    3. Pottsville, Pa, this grand lady is listed as a Victorian with a build date of 1868? She must have been stunning in her day but must have seen years of neglect.
    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/pottsville/1109-mahantongo-st/pid_26722080/

    4. This week’s “wow factor” house is currently or recently a B&B.
    The Partridge House is a 7 bedroom 7 bath stunner. The listing info says this home is the first gothic revival built in the US in 1828. $350,000
    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/315-S-CENTRE-ST-POTTSVILLE-PA-17901/90356089/detail

    5. Hazelton, PA. This one I wasn’t sure if I should share or not. It’s much newer than my usual posts. I’d call it a 1964 eclectic. It’s kind of a mix between a mid century modern and a castle. Lol. The front door is from Spain, 15th century. $499,900
    https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/195-Wilson-Dr-Hazleton-PA-18201/60189463/detail

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 354 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      I am glad you showed the Hazelton property. It is unique. I enjoy the fireplace, the beams, light fixture over the dining room table and that old Spanish door. Would love to know its creators story.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 500 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      That Hazelton home is not really to my taste, but major kudos to whomever had the courage to build something they loved, with no concessions to resale value, beige carpet or middle class conformity. I would love to meet these people.

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  16. SueSue says: 229 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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    • SuzyQ says: 68 comments

      Sue I was in this house last week. It needs a lot of work but a lovely house. The yard in it’s day was spectacular and could be again. There was a bit of mildew and mold that would need to be addressed. You notice pictures of the kitchen are not included. The kitchen is about a 12×12 that has the washer and dryer in it.

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 500 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        Seems amazing at this price. I’d want to try to get it with the furniture!

        • SuzyQ says: 68 comments

          Realtor said all furniture was available with the exception of the chandeliers and one piece of furniture.

      • SueSue says: 229 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        Suzy, I was suspicious when there was not kitchen pics. I would have loved to have gone through it too. Just a beauty.

    • tess says: 2 comments

      SUE, how about this home? 9.5 acres, Windham Co, older but nice, $264.9. Lots of other country houses on this site. Happy hunting!

      https://www.countryhomesofamerica.com/property/98-Ravenelle-Road-Thompson-Connecticut-06255/6404840

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      • SueSue says: 229 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        Tess, I love it but my husband would cry. I also have three horses and would like at least an existing barn on the property.

    • Jess OldHouseLover says: 10 comments

      Sue, As the owner of the mid-century modern, I appreciate the compliment on the basement! We actually have an Old House Dreams listing too: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/05/29/1962-ranch-windham-ct/ If you have any questions, feel free to be in touch with our realtor: Jeanne@homesellingteam.com. I’m originally from Maine myself!

      • SueSue says: 229 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        Jess, I LOVE this house! I actually have it saved on realtor.com. However, I have three horses and I was questioning the effort (and zoning) on clearing property for them. Were are you from in Maine? We are in Windsor, outside of Augusta. We have an 1802 cape.

        • Jess OldHouseLover says: 10 comments

          Thank you! We actually looked into the zoning once and I think we’re Agricultural II which means “small livestock” like a couple of goats or a cow. We were only thinking something like chicken or goats and we didn’t end up pursuing it any further so I’m not entirely sure. Our realtor would probably know! I’d love to have an old house in Maine! I consider my home town to be North Leeds, ME.

  17. Cindy says: 125 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: 4540 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.

  18. 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: 9652 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: 453 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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  19. Anne M. says: 520 comments
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    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.Cathy F. says: 1788 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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  20. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1788 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, 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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  21. Melfina says: 2 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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  22. Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 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: 4540 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.

  23. tess says: 290 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

  24. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9652 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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  25. CoraCora says: 1825 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: 23 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: 67 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: 500 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, 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: 4540 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: 1825 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.

  26. CoraCora says: 1825 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.Cathy F. says: 1788 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: 14 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: 3899 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: 1825 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.Cathy F. says: 1788 comments

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

        • MJGMJG says: 180 comments
          1887 Queen Anne
          NORTH HAVEN, 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 )

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 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: 4540 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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  27. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 425 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    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/

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

    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/

  29. Barbara VBarbara V says: 256 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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    • natira121natira121 says: 240 comments
      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      WOW! I bet that thing cranks out hot water! That coil is amazing!

  30. Gail L Merriam says: 84 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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  31. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9652 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 B says: 359 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.

  32. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9652 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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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1788 comments

      Listing classifies it as a “one family”! 😅

      The pub is cool (does all of the liquor come with it?😉) and I like the seating area on what I assume to be the mezzanine level of the inn.

    • JimHJimH says: 3899 comments
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      1920’s according to the town history. Interesting place and building; not obvious what a good use might be there with Pacific Lumber gone.

      http://townofscotia.com/article/history

  33. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4540 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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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 425 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      Definitely a sleeper! With interior details as nice as those seen in the entry I have to wonder what might be hidden beneath all of the steel siding… it could be a real show place inside and out.

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  34. Sandy B says: 359 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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  35. 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 B says: 359 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.

    • hillhouse says: 23 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?

  36. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 736 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    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

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

      Are you signed up for new listing emails? I just got one about this less than 10 minutes ago, you have a knack for posting listings that I’ve seen within minutes of your share! lol 🙂 I’m curious how you are so fast?!

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