February 1, 2019: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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222 Comments on February 1, 2019: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10080 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    “Bernice” was written on the back of today’s old house photo. Nothing else is known.

    Thanks to the OHD Supporters, y’all are sure making it easier to pay the bills! If you’d like to join this awesome list of people: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/ohd-support/

    I do still have to run ads on the site and although the amount of people viewing the site goes up, the ad revenue is going down. One of these days OHD will have to be user supported based on ad revenue being decimated by ad blockers, laws and even browser desupporting (that may not be a word but it is today) ads. If you want to get on the early support train: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/ohd-support/ It sure would be grandly appreciated. Monthly or one time amounts. I’m the kind of person that hates to ask for help but OHD can always use it. I do this full time (kind of more than full time) so donations not only pay for the monthly costs but me as well! 🙂

    By the way, yesterday is the official end of the favorites list. I’m sorry it had to go away, it hurt me as much as it hurt you to disable it but I can’t risk the security problems that may arise with it’s continued use.

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 540 comments
      OHD Supporter

      New Orleans, LA

      I was just looking at the supporter list and thinking, “wow, how much it’s grown”. Just goes to show how many like minded people there are out there! Thanks for having this forum for us to enjoy Kelly. I know it’s a lot of work but it’s greatly appreciated.

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    • AvatarJeff says: 41 comments

      Kelly,

      Could you please explain what the favorites list was? Thank you.

      Jeff

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    • SueSue says: 286 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      I don’t know how that woman is still standing upright after having all those children. She looks cheerful too. I wonder what is in her pipe?

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      • AvatarBethany otto says: 2585 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Escondido, CA

        Hahahaha you made me laugh out loud. My first thought was, how is she still so slim after all those kids? But I guess the answer is, chasing around caring for all those kids! Without modern appliances!

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      • AvatarSusan says: 13 comments

        Most likely tobacco, back in the day.
        How could she not be cheerful??? with all those lovely children and that handsome husband (note the second youngest looks exactly like him) who obviously works hard to provide for them.
        He probably built that gorgeous fence to keep the little ones from ending up under a wagon, maybe he even built the house!!!
        I suspect that under that apron she has another sweet baby growing, since it’s been two years since the last one. Contrary to public opinion, children don’t make women unhappy, selfish ungrateful women do!
        With all those kids, I’m sure she has lots of help around the house. As a mother of 12 children myself, I must let you know that a large family is a wonderful,blessed gift, that most people today will never know or experience.
        By the way, most of the gorgeous old houses we love were filled with children. Sorry, but I get tired of people saying that children are something undesirable, like a disease we need to eradicate. Motherhood, if embraced, is the most joyous life a woman can have!

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        • JimHJimH says: 4115 comments
          OHD Supporter

          Yes, the children make the photo. The house is cool too, maybe started as a dugout at bottom right, the floors above added over time, the big 4 bay house completed years later. The amount of hard work and love evidenced there is inspiring.

          Thanks for your comment, and for being an awesome Mom.

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          • AvatarSusan says: 13 comments

            You are right Jim. a lot of hard work and dedication went into that home. I don’t know if you’ve ever built a picket fence, but we have, and ours was just rounded pickets, not those beautifully cut out ones, and it took days even with a screw gun! Thank you for the compliment.

        • SueSue says: 286 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1802 Cape
          ME

          Sorry if I offended. I am mother of a child with handicaps and don’t regret one moment I had her. I was a nanny for many years before I ever had children and I have worked with handicapped children as a equine therapist. I adore children but as a satirical writer I joke. Just a joke.

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          • AvatarSusan says: 13 comments

            Hi Sue, I do get the joke… at least the part about the pipe! My husband has a very quick with and a hilarious sense of humor, and lots of our kids have it too. I was always in great shape until I stopped having children, and that’s when I gained some weight. I have always looked very young for my age, and it has been said that having your children keeps a woman young.
            I guess I was just a bit reactive with all I hear in the news about murdering babies while the mother is in labor or after the child is born…well, as you can imagine hearing another person criticizing a mother with a large family, and I felt I just had to defend the defenseless.
            I can see from your response that we both have a heart for children and the blessing they bring to our lives and the world. Each and every child is a gift from God to make this world a better place. Please Forgive me if I upset you in any way.

      • Avatarpeeweebc says: 828 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1885 Italianate.
        MI

        Hahahaha! Sorry, had to laugh 😂

      • AvatarRAL says: 8 comments

        You got that right!! Can you imagine having postpartum depression back then? Yikes.

    • BethsterBethster says: 785 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      First: I love the photo!

      Second: I’m glad you mentioned the ad blocker issue. I use an ad blocker. I have to, because many sites are chock-full of so many ads, if I go to them my browser slows to a crawl or even freezes. But I just whitelisted your site. I honestly don’t mind seeing a few ads; I just wish certain sites weren’t absolutely overrun with them. 🙁

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 694 comments
        Admin

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I have as less as possible so they won’t be distracting. My ad network just tried to talk me into adding more but it would make the site too annoying.

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        • BethsterBethster says: 785 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1927 Spanish
          NY (house is in VA), NY

          I appreciate your not wanting that! I’m sorry it results in less income for you, though.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 811 comments

      Hi Kelly, do you know if I can be a supporter from abroad? I mean if there are conversion fees (EUR to USD) or something? OHD is a daily read for me and I enjoy this website and its community so much that i’d like to make a contribution to help you keep up

    • CandyCandy says: 130 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Carpentersville, IL

      Ok, I’m wondering if anyone else has noticed that these kids all have really huge hands! All but the second little girl. She appears to have no hands (or arms either!) I guess I was so busy checking out the huge hands that I missed the whole pipe thing!

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  2. AvatarJennifer A says: 12 comments

    Las Cruces, NM $240,000 – 1962 Mid-Century Modern
    Unique curved walled living area with 5 picture windows for abundant light. 5 bed, 4 1/4 ba, 4,001 sq ft. Some vintage elements remain including a cute little bar in the partial basement which also includes a stone fireplace.

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  3. TGrantTGrant says: 540 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    Grade 1 listed Palladian Manor, Barlaston Hall in Staffordshire, England is an amazing survival story. At $2,000,000 it is an extremely rare survivor of it’s type with octagonal window glazing and chinoiserie interiors. I know it’s under offer already but I wanted to show the extremes that can be brought back from the brink.
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54587877.html
    Heavily damaged by subsidence from nearby coal mining, further damaged under the ownership of Wedgwood, yes that Wedgwood, when they moved their factories to Barlaston, it was on the verge of demolition when community activists banded together to save it.
    https://restoringross.com/the-miraculous-resurrection-of-barlaston-hall/
    The original lodge, dairy and home farm still exist though long sold off. The original drive is also intact but forms the basis of a public roadway now leading through to the potteries and subdivisions.

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    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1575 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Stunning restoration. Thank you for putting this up! It is so cheering to see it done so faithfully to the original. It’s an unusual house anyway, with the hexagonal windows, repeated in the library bookcases. It’s a Palladian gem, elegant and sophisticated. I wish it the very best care forever!
      P.S. I miss Ross!

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      • Avatarhillhouse says: 26 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1899 Stick
        Bluefield, WV

        Dear lady, there is no reason to miss Ross! He holds forth most every night with his priceless, inimitable brand of wit, wisdom, radical politics and hard-won knowhow. https://restoringross.com/

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        • Barbara VBarbara V says: 320 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1800 cottage
          Upstate, NY

          Ha! I finally checked in on Ross’s site – what a mistake! Now, between OHD and Restoring Ross (I am catching up) I am spending twice as much time online, and getting even less done on my list of winter projects! : )

          However, for anyone who is enthralled with ragged old beauties and their restoration, Ross’s site is the perfect next step from OHD. Glad I finally decided to check it out in January – if it was outdoor weather, the stress involved in deciding whether to follow Ross or dig in the dirt would be overwhelming…

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    • AvatarGretchen says: 41 comments

      Thanks so much for sharing!!! How spectacular the transformation is!

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    • AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
      OHD Supporter

      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      What a magnificent restoration — thank you for the link to the house and to Ross’s story of his love affair with the building.

      My son has lived for several years a few miles dead south of there, and I have visited often. That area suffered terribly from the effects of the Industrial Revolution — coal burning foundries and factories, producing iron, manufacturing to be shipped via the canals to other parts of the country and abroad. The countryside appeared to be on fire at night because of the burning coal, and Queen Victoria is said to have remarked, when once passing through the area, that she didn’t want to see that “black country”. The world was changed by the Industrial Revolution, but it left them devastated, and this wonderful structure was almost destroyed by it.

      Because of the indestructible nature of the people who live there, they have stayed calm and carried on, as the wartime poster says, and rebuilt and restored their precious Midlands. This house stands as a beacon to that spirit. Thank you again for showing it to us.

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      • TGrantTGrant says: 540 comments
        OHD Supporter

        New Orleans, LA

        My family is originally from the West Riding of Yorkshire, which is fairly close to this area as well. You are so right about the devastation done to the land by the Industrial Revolution. Still, it’s my favorite part of England and always will be.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Dear God that is intensely beautiful. Perfect. Turn key. I love every single thing about it – as is. Thrilling architecture. The scale of the place is magical. Perfection. Wow. Thanks’ T., you made my day with that one. Now THAT’s dreamin! 🙂

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    • Avatargordonr says: 74 comments

      TGrant, you made the history of this magnificent estate come to life. you always make OHD a learning experience….thank you so much.

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      • TGrantTGrant says: 540 comments
        OHD Supporter

        New Orleans, LA

        Thank you for your kind words Gordon. I love knowing a little something about the properties posted. I had stumbled across the hall and a bit of it’s history while searching stately homes of England, which led me back to Ross’ blog. He really did the heavy lifting though with great research.

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  4. Julie C.Julie C. says: 179 comments

    Kia Ora from New Zealand. 1920’s brick and plaster home in Invercargill which is the country’s southernmost city. It is a Deadline Sale with no price listed but I am estimating it would be around $US345,500. It has lots of beautiful unpainted timber features, stained glass windows and a gorgeous kitchen.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3480737

    Beautiful early 1900s weatherboard home in Waipawa, Hawkes Bay on the central east coast of the North Island. Lots of original woodwork, stained glass, updated but sympathetic kitchen and fireplaces in just about every room. Add all that land and pretty gardens too. It has a registered valuation of US$491,000 but it is a very desirable area to live so would go for more -how much I don’t know because I am not familiar with real estate in that region.

    https://www.propertybrokers.co.nz/residential/wu65448/

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    • HeidiHeidi says: 138 comments

      This is fantastic!!
      ( The pig? Was it part of the building or the décor? )

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    • AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
      OHD Supporter

      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      Fun, indeed, John — I love the drama! And the owner has done a commendable job of using the space to make a private home.

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    • AvatarGretchen says: 41 comments

      Wow, this IS fun!!! Love it! Thanks for posting!

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    • AvatarAnne M. says: 545 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Hopkinton, MA

      Wow, I love this place, just gorgeous!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Fun and then some! Thank you for posting. I’d say Drummond gave those women a very well executed, FLLWright building of the period with some yummy, more literal, Japanese elements Wright never wanted to directly acknowledge in his own work: maybe short of the actual Japanese commissions. Superb. That exterior color is DIVINE.

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  5. AvatarCharlesB says: 406 comments

    Jamestown, NY–1926 mansion-grade Tudor with updates from the Joey Heatherton era–Cousin Serena could have lived here! $229,900:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Ridgley-Ter_Jamestown_NY_14701_M31849-11134

    Little Valley, NY–Circa 1830 Greek Revival on 25 acres. $152,900:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/604-Rock-City-St_Little-Valley_NY_14755_M39686-29468?view=qv

    Franklinville, NY–1892 Shingle Style church. $85,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Franklin-St_Franklinville_NY_14737_M34995-79158?view=qv

    Higginsport, OH–A pair of 1840-era brick Greek Revivals in a sleepy forgotten river town. $40,000 for the both:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/511-Columbia-St_Georgetown_OH_45121_M48508-53117?view=qv

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    • AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
      OHD Supporter

      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      Oh why do I go for the orphaned houses that need tender loving care — I could fix both of those river town houses so they would be just great looking and live there happily, adding to the population of 241, just across the river from Kentucky. Oh well, thanks for the mental adventure.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Very interesting all!

      The English Arts & Crafts detached house in Jamestown is missing it’s original interior decorative details and fixtures, and that’s a shame.

      Those very nice, Aesthetic-ish, art glass panels in the Franklinville church are lovedly, and blessedly not overtly religious. They’re not ALL top-shelf; but most of the are. I’d turn that place condo and squirrel away all those gorgeous panes for my own self! Sacrilege, (but true).

      TY!

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  6. Avatarlara jane says: 573 comments

    https://nationalland.com/historic-home-private-lake-near-carthage-land-for-sale

    Carthage, Missouri has no shortage of incredible historic homes but this one surprised me. It’s out of town so I didn’t know it existed!

    Built in 1904 of that famous Carthage stone, it’s got miles of gorgeous unpainted woodwork and many original fixtures remain. The ask is $1.7m, which is astronomical for this area, but the house is over 8,000 square feet and sits on 240 acres, and the owners are willing to negotiate on the amount of land.

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    • Matt DMatt D says: 37 comments

      Carthage is my home town. This is the Phelps Farm. They were a founding family and earned their fortune from the mining and law practices. Current Phelps family members are still lawyers in Carthage. The Phelps house on Grand Ave is just as magnificent, also built of Carthage marble.

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

      That is a stunning house! It kills me that it’s being marketed as land with an historic house. It should be the other way around. The setting is incredibly romantic! It could be a movie set! The original bathrooms are to die for! All that beautiful woodwork, the leaded glass, stained glass, the exquisite pantry. The only thing I’d lose is the kitchen, but the rest is amazing!

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    • AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
      OHD Supporter

      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      This very solid house seems to have all the bells and whistles of a Victorian Mansion — stairs, fireplace mantles, built-ins, and should prove very attractive to someone with enough funds to dress it up nicely and enjoy living there. I hope they show up.

      These land realtors specialize in just that — land — as my daughter is using one for her property in Virginia. This shows in the photo emphasis, but for a “land man” I think the realtor did a good job describing the house and showing the interior, as well. Congratulations.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Home run there Lara Jane. TY. Now that’s a proper estate. Outstanding. Was hoping to see an original iron boiler below, but that hardly ever happens. Cheers.

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  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10080 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Don’t forget to leave prices with shares along with a build date, city/state if the link doesn’t show it. 🙂

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  8. AvatarDon Richards says: 104 comments

    Here’s a wonderful little 1812 Cape style cottage in New Milford, Ct for 299k.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/28-Barker-Rd_New-Milford_CT_06776_M35974-37478?view=qv

    I think everyone’s going to want to settle in with a good book in the nook next to the front door.

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    • AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
      OHD Supporter

      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      Charming, just charming. And exactly what at New England cottage should be. It’s not too cute, as some are, but maybe could age the updated kitchen and bath a bit to make them fit a bit better. We could just move right in.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Uh huh, super adorable but not cutesie or “museum colors” predictable. What a delightful, warm and bright space. Old and new feel effortlessly cohesive, if somewhat under inspired on the fittings as Nancy rightly noted. Easy fix. TY Don.

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    • SueSue says: 286 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape
      ME

      Property tax isn’t too bad for this one. Adorable but wow at 223 dollars a square foot.

  9. AvatarBernd says: 30 comments

    I live is suburban Philadelphia. On my way home from work I pass an old stone farmhouse on about an acre of land, bordered on one side by protected parkland, and on the other by an 80’s housing development. It appears to be a small one-and-a-half story, two room, 18th century house with a larger 1850’s, three-story Italianate addition. I was off for a few days in early January, and when I returned to my usual routine, the house was gone! A pile of stones, and only one wall remaining (exposing the chimney wall of the 18th century addition, with a walk-in fireplace and a smaller fireplace above). The next day this wall was also gone, and today nothing remains of the house. Perhaps there was a valid reason for demolishing the house, I don’t know. However, if the owner did this in order to build a McMansion, I’ll never understand it… Sorry, just had to vent to people I hope would understand how I feel.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That’s the worst. Your commute has been forever diminished. I know the feeling. I doubt there was one single time you passed by without feeling enriched by just the sight of a cool old place like that. Sorry.

      This seemingly structurally sound, fine old barn was pulled down last year near me for absolutely no surmisable, sensible reason. In it’s place they now have an elaborate, dog training obstacle course……. I didn’t get out that way too often, but when I did, I always enjoyed seeing that barn.

      https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0785993,-85.993944,3a,75y,349.56h,88.62t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sM2Gxht4eBOv4qLkd3-fsRw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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      • natira121natira121 says: 286 comments
        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Losing a cherished landmark is always upsetting, but sometimes it leaves a great story…….

        Many years ago, my family and a couple of others went horse camping outside a quant little town near us. Saturday morning, my daughter, my freind and I saddled up to ride into town to get eggs for breakfast. It was about a 3 mile ride, and along the way we passed an old barn that was leaning noticeably. My friend commented that it looked about to fall down, and I said it would likely be standing for years to come.

        We got to town, got our eggs, and headed back. When we got to the old leaning barn IT HAD FALLEN DOWN! I kid you not!

        The owners must not have been home, no one was outside, and I can’t imagine anyone sleeping through the noise of the collapse, but I’ve often wondered what they thought when they came home!

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          THAT is a trip! Guess I’d probably have given your friend a dollar to buy us a lottery ticket. Heheheh. 🙂

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          • natira121natira121 says: 286 comments
            1877 Vernacular
            Columbia River Gorge, WA

            I never thought of that! It was pretty funny though…. we all just sat there on our horses in the middle of the road, totally agog! I mean seriously, what are the odds?!

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    • AvatarEric says: 301 comments

      Looks like 1880s for build date.

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 320 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Great details and really neat ceilings – clearly the realtor thinks so also! The staircase is nice, but the runner is a bit distracting – I can envision looking at that and ending up head-over-teakettle all the way to the bottom! This house would benefit from some back-dating – and those water lines over the bed (pink bedroom) and kitchen counter-tops are a bit off-putting… Wonder what’s up with that…? All in all, an interesting place.

  10. AvatarChristy says: 5 comments

    Greetings from Rockford, IL – Where the weather is cold, the smiles are warm and the real estate is a bargain! Kitchens are updated, but have kept their original footprints:

    1928 brick Tutor, 5 beds, 4 baths
    $189,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/2602-E-State-St,-Rockford,-IL-61108_rb/

    1920 brick 3 bed, 3 bath, lots of original woodwork & tile
    $169,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/225-N-Prospect-St-Rockford,-IL-61107_rb/

    1935 Spanish villa, 3 bed, 2 bath, some original, some funky
    $120,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/1113-30th-St-Rockford,-IL-61108_rb/

    1919 Victorian, 5 bed, 3 bath, cool curved windows in the turret
    $175,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/1854-E-State-St-Rockford,-IL-61104_rb/

    1929 all brick duplex, with lots of yesteryear charm – original kitchen cabinets, unpainted woodwork
    $102,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/1401-20th-St-Rockford,-IL-61104_rb/

    1920 brick foursquare, 4 bed, 2 bath
    $94,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/1632-Crosby-St-Rockford,-IL-61107_rb/

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments

      My fave of this batch is house #2. Besides what you mentioned, a tile roof and an aesthetically pleasing façade.

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    • AvatarEileenM says: 237 comments

      The E State St house in Rockford, IL is absolutely gorgeous! I know, I know, purists hate painted woodwork, but I love it in this place.

    • CTimmCTimm says: 16 comments
      1913 Venacular Rowhouse
      Easton, PA

      I love the exterior of this house with it’s tower and numerous dormers and gables. I did a little searching and came across this description of the place in another listing:

      “Rare opportunity to own a piece of Blair County history. This home was built by State Senator Plymouth Snyder for his summer residence known as Cottage Rundschau. Located in Point View Cottage Assoc, the Planned Community offers hunting & hiking to its residents on approx 245 acres. $100/mo fees cover rd maintenance, common ground maintenance & sewage. This home has many original appointments & is begging to be restored to its original glory. Original doors & woodwork. Views from the turret are stunning though enter at your own risk. Modern 3 car garage has a finished heated basement. Point View Cottages has a very interesting Facebook page.”

      The Facebook page has lots of historical information: https://www.facebook.com/PointViewCottages/?rf=952573394825603

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cool lodge. Thanks’ John. I have a feeling that they may have significantly added on to this one pretty early. I wonder if the original structure may have been much more of a rusticator than the plaster and lath Victorian we mostly still see today. I would take it back there decoratively and hope there is a stone fireplace under that boxy plaster bit. Very exciting site.

  11. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 537 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    I would like to share one of my recent listings, an early 19th century double-entry door farmhouse with loads of original features. Being an antique home purist, this one is right up my alley. It seems as though the original shutters and windows are still there. Tax records say 1890, I think this is MUCH older, but I’d love to hear the OHD experts try to give a better date. Once in the country, it is now on the edge of Millersville Boro, a small town about 4 miles south-west of Lancaster, PA and within walking distance to Millersville University (from which my grandfather graduated when it was Millersville Normal School). I hope whomever buys this uses a gentle hand to make it shine.

    1820’s (?)
    Millersville PA
    $259,900

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/360-N-Duke-St-Millersville-PA-17551/9767458_zpid/?fullpage=true&view=public

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    • JimHJimH says: 4115 comments
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      “This house was built in 1812”, so said an inscription found on the rafters over a century ago, reported by later resident Mae Klein, who wrote about the house in “Millersville Bicentennial 1761-1961” p.66. Part of the original layout of Millersville, the house may have been built for Abraham Shenk from one of the founding Mennonite families, who sold the place in 1840. A relative, Christian L. Shenk, bought the house and 25 acre farm in 1860 and five generations of his family lived there until 1941. Shenk’s huge barn was across the road.

      http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/14353/Rohrerstown++Quarryville++Millersville/

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 537 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA,

        JimH, if you were here I would hug you! Thanks for the information on my listing but even bigger thanks for that map — my own house is on it! Mine is on the corner of Catherine and Front Streets in Rohrerstown, portrayed as the Dr. J.K. Brubaker Office. I’m not sure I ever would have found this. I’m going to buy it to hang in the house, and give one to our next door neighbors (the Dr. D.H. Shenk house, which is very old, part of it is a log home that is likely late 1700’s or early 1800’s) Thank you so much!

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Of course I had to look. Great house John! Lucky you that the doctor must have built that nice big addition to house his office. Jealous! Love the color on the original house: understatement in color is A+ in my book. 😉

          Great listing too: though I like yours better. 🙂 What’s going on down on the ground level of the listing next to the well hand pump? Is that a cooking hearth not really shown in the marketing pix?? Looks like great space to me.

          • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 537 comments
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            1875 Victorian Farmhouse
            Lancaster, PA,

            Hi Rosewater, that’s the summer kitchen you’re looking at and an old hearth adjacent to the well hand pump. And thanks for the approbation of my house color, it is one I really like — somewhere between gray and purple, which color it takes on depends on the quality of the daylight…grayer when overcast, purple when sunny.

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    • AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
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      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      I always look forward to what you post, John, and you did not disappoint this time. This is a wonderful building, and you can feel the history of the generations of people who lived there.

      Sometimes JimH fills in with the names and dates of these pioneers and adds to the warmth of the home. Thank you for showing it to us.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 811 comments

      The 2 fireplaces mantels and tilted brick surround are just gorge’!!

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    • AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
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      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      Oooh goodie, I love over the top! That first photo is a show stopper, huh! This house is, for me, just what I would love in a Victorian, all done in tasteful (and expensive) style to emphasize all the house features. I know the woodwork here really causes pain to some of our gang, but just look at how the painted wood shows off in that moss-green bedroom.

      I do appreciate the drama of this house, but also the attention to its voice and the time it represents.

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    • AvatarMelissa (from France) says: 47 comments

      I love the wallpapers here!

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    • SueSue says: 286 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I adore high drama Victorians. I love that period when the houses were crammed with glass covered taxidermy, flowing fabrics, over the top furniture, Victorian palms everywhere….Love, love, love.

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    • AvatarEric says: 301 comments

      Wow! Talk about curb appeal to the Max! Surprised it’s not twice the square footage.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hits and misses on the updates there: and the decor is distracting; but wow what a beautiful front hall, and even the secondary stair has great style. Detract major agent points for no attic / tower pix, (especially in a wildly dramatic case like this one). They’re really going to have to radically de-personalize it, or find that needle in a haystack buyer who says “turn key” to get it sold – methinks.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 811 comments

      amazingly gorgeous! I love how the honey woodwork in the foyer pops thanks to the dark blue wallpaper!

    • AvatarEric says: 301 comments

      I love the darkness of the exterior photo. It’s got a little Adams Family vibe.

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 320 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      The exterior has a very original look – very appealing. The wallpaper (and furnishings) are wonderful. I’d love to be able to wander around this place for a few hours, just soaking it in…

    • AvatarEric says: 301 comments

      Incredible house and one that actually deserves to be called a mansion. I always laugh when realtors call 3-4000 sf homes mansions. Looks like the current owners bought 2 full containers of furnishings from Thailand. I’ve got catalogs and recognize most of the furnishings. Saves a fortune and looks appropriate.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I cant tell if that doors and transom set of art glass is old or not, (must be though); but regardless, they are Gorgeous! Sure wish there was a better, close up view of them. It’s hard to tell how much is jeweled and how much is painted. Man-o. Aesthetic mastery. Woof. Thanks again.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 811 comments

      What a house! Too busy inside imo, but gorgeous features, especially the stained glass.
      Imagine taking a bath with these 2 asian figures looking at you. Creeping :-O

  12. SueSue says: 286 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Still looking for homes in CT. I have seen one too many raised ranches that are in our price range.

    Had to share this. Cannot afford this lovely 1787 Federal but who could resist taking a peak? Says “Grandeur and history abound in the early 19thc Rochambeau House.” Then no explanation of the history. I want to know!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1030-Main-St-N_Southbury_CT_06488_M40126-41095?view=qv

    This one is nice. 1810 colonial that has been nicely updated. The pumpkin pine floors throughout are lovely. Has a barn with ancient stalls and 6 acres. Only has had 4 families in 208 years.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/623-Hall-Hill-Rd_Somers_CT_06071_M33784-50448?ex=CT614632489#photo28

    This is a nice 1840 cape that my husband called spooky. Almost 3 acres but no infrastructure for horses.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/58-Tower-Hill-Rd_Chaplin_CT_06235_M40145-94608?ex=CT616063149#photo31

    I love this one. This is a 1789 Colonial that has been restore beautifully. This one my daughter called spooky and my husband said that he didn’t like how the bedrooms all connect upstairs. Reminds me of my grandmother’s house on the water in Falmouth, Maine.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/100-Upper-Rd_Stafford-Spgs_CT_06076_M37208-12662?ex=CT610853169#photo29

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    • AvatarCharlesB says: 406 comments

      There seem to be more and more fine old houses coming on the market nowadays in that raised-ranch price range–I guess it’s impossible to carve out space for a luxurious master suite, chef’s kitchen, and 4-1/2 bathrooms from an 18th-century post-and-beam farmhouse. Here’s a $200,000 beauty in a Hartford suburb:

      https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/connecticut/hartford/berlin/11737630/379-savage-hill-rd.html

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      • SueSue says: 286 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        That is a lovely home and oh my….the fireplaces!!! I am always so sad when I see a forecloser. Makes me think that peoples dreams for that home are left behind.

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    • AvatarDon Richards says: 104 comments

      Sue, this might be one to look at, depending on where you’ll need to be in the state. Since you posted another Southbury house, I thought this might fit the bill. Realtor.com says 1800, but in the listing it says 1720, which I am highly skeptical of. Anyway, it does need some cosmetics and the barn had some damage, but it’s been on the market and vacant for a while, so I’d go in way under list. The property is adjacent to a new equestrian subdivision and boarding facility, so plenty of like minded horse people and Southbury is a wonderful small town to live in and has a bridle trail for horse riders that meanders through the town.

      1800 Colonial on 2.5 acres 295k

      https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/655-N-Georges-Hill-Rd_Southbury_CT_06488_M44757-96689?view=qv

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      • SueSue says: 286 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        Don, I have this on my favorite list!!! I wish they had more photos. I have a very dear friend that lives in Southbury. I love the town. It’s definitely on my list to look at and I would offer much less. It is more expensive in CT to have work done than here in Maine so in looking I am considering that in my choices.

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 537 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      Sue, I have to say that even though I can’t take the thought of moving any further north, I am really enjoying your Connecticut shares. Your family needs to get over “spooky.” All those homes when filled with people, love and laughter would lose any vestige of spookiness!

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  13. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments

    1) 1932, $249,900, Wauwatosa, WI; Tudor, I guess? (the front windows & their trim make me think it’s a hybrid?); rounded arches, light natural woodwork & HW floors throughout, built-ins, semi-vintage kitchen with swing door & phone niche, mostly original bathroom w. orchid pink & green tiling. (The Zillow listing doesn’t incl. the cool bathroom, so went with Redfin for this one.)
    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Wauwatosa/2571-N-62nd-St-53213/home/90271405

    2) 1938, $139,900, very similar to the first house; light natural woodwork, rounded & pointed archways, built-ins, phone niche, semi-original bathroom, newer kitchen but very understated (and needs upper cabinetry IMO – very little storage space), looks to be well kept up.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3930-N-44th-St-Milwaukee-WI-53216/40428870_zpid/

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  14. Avatarcheryl plato says: 181 comments

    Howdy all! Got some to share before I check yours out:
    Don’t normally share expensive homes but this compound consisting of a fairytale mansion with thatch roof and stone woodwork also a Colonial in Tyringham MA for 1,599,000 was worth it. Dating from 1750.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/75-77-Main-Rd_Tyringham_MA_01264_M49668-93116?view=qv

    Also thought this primitive stone 1750 home with 19 ac for 695k in Kingston NY was too amazing not to share:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/204-Ashokan-Rd_Kingston_NY_12401_M45960-02985#photo0

    1891 Cross Junction VA 175k 13ac Farmhouse/Folk very primitive and very beautiful views and simple room vignettes
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1649-S-Timber-Ridge-Rd_Cross-Junction_VA_22625_M50119-82946?view=qv

    1849 160k 13ac Goshen NH antique cape. Love the stone walls
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/117-Lempster-Coach-Rd_Goshen_NH_03752_M38021-57396#photo0

    1915 Victorian Carbondale PA 129k so much gingerbread, stained glass, carved doorways, built ins:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/50-Washington-St_Carbondale_PA_18407_M36144-85316?view=qv

    Simply beautiful Essex NY 98k colonial. Love the ancient out buildings and old sinks.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2733-Nys-Route-22_Essex_NY_12936_M39745-89940?view=qv

    Charming 1890 Iola Ks 87K Victorian:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/215-S-Buckeye-St_Iola_KS_66749_M84387-14385#photo0

    Have some I think are bargains:
    Charming Greely KS 1924 Craftsman 54K. Many nice built-ins.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/215-S-Main_Greeley_KS_66033_M74233-27873?view=qv

    1850 Eagle Bridghe NY 14K fixer upper with cool old fixtures, built ins, beadboard/shiplap:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1-Daun-Ln_Eagle-Bridge_NY_12057_M41425-75668?view=qv

    Brazil IN 1904 39K Victorian cottage:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1334-N-Meridian-St_Brazil_IN_47834_M41324-80020?view=qv

    2 cute Mt. Vernon IN 1900/1920 Victorian cottages full of original details, one for 28K one for 12K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/309-W-8th-St_Mount-Vernon_IN_47620_M43327-23595?view=qv

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/409-E-2nd-St_Mount-Vernon_IN_47620_M39136-75041?view=qv
    Hope you enjoy these, have a great weekend!

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  15. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    1924, $174,900, center hall colonial revival; one of the bedrooms has a niche w. a sink – which is a nice feature, but isn’t that unusual for a mid-1920’s house?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/111-Orchard-Ave-Battle-Creek-MI-49017/74673895_zpid/

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  16. AvatarAnne M. says: 545 comments
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    Hopkinton, MA

    1926 Tudor in Worcester, MA for $359,900.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/107-Coolidge-Rd-Worcester-MA-01602/56738750_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1778 in Granby, MA + 6.5 acres $229,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/118-Pleasant-St-Granby-MA-01033/57011945_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1850 in Hawley, MA + 247 acres $395,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26-Dodge-Corner-Rd-Hawley-MA-01339/81893316_zpid/?fullpage=true
    This one I posted a couple of months ago, pictures were terrible + the price over $300. Must have a new listing agent – much better price & pictures.
    1895 Victorian in West Springfield, MA for $157,900.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1885-Westfield-St_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M32594-18289?view=qv

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  17. CoraCora says: 1865 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1958. I love every single room in this house. Even the very blue kitchen. If it were mine I might even leave it blue if they would let me keep that mid-mod blue dinette set. Check out the bathrooms…they are fantastic. $740K

    Merion Station, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/505-Waldron-Ter-Merion-Station-PA-19066/9968948_zpid/

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    • SueSue says: 286 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Somehow I remember the first listing. It was in need of work. I am enchanted by the whole compound. How I would love to own it.

      I really really love the Washington St Victorian. What a treasure at an incredible price.

      The Meridian St. home is very enticing. What a great price and so much to work with.

      Great list of homes. Thank you.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I really like the blue and white bath; and the blue, enameled steel cabinetry is VERY nice. I’d swap those out for the bunch in the kitchen for sure. Would love to poke through all that pottery (probably) deemed by auction buyers too “ugly” to sell. You never know what may be lurking. 🙂 TY Cora.

      Natzler:
      https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c2/5f/db/c25fdb69d5866818ab544419932f8647.jpg

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  18. AvatarFlaOHDJunkie says: 137 comments
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    1902 FL

    Sandersville, Ga $400K 1900 beautifully presented some lovely antiques and unique “victorian” pool house.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/219-N-Harris-St-Sandersville-GA-31082/76615675_zpid/

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments

      Agree, it’s beautifully presented. And has a really lovely staircase.

    • AvatarJRC says: 106 comments

      Lovely property.

      From the Emory University Finding Aids
      “Collection Description
      Biographical Note
      Rachel Theresa Paris (1911-1976) was born in Sandersville, Georgia, to Henry and Pauline Hermann Paris. Her maternal grandfather, Isaac Hermann, came to Washington County, Georgia, in 1859 from Alsace-Lorraine, France. Rachel Paris grew up in Sandersville and lived at 219 North Harris Street, which was called “Silk Stocking Street” because the people who lived on this street were able to buy silk stockings to wear on Sundays. Her recollections of life on “Silk Stocking Street” led her to publish the book Silk Stocking Street in 1970. This work evolved out of the stories she told her adopted daughter, Pauline Olivia Paris (1940-1951).

      Ms. Paris was a member and past president of the Transylvania Club, a literary club in Sandersville that owned and operated the Sandersville Public Library. She was also a member of the Guild, which was begun in the 1930’s to help finance tonsillectomies, dental work, and glasses for the needy children of Washington County. All profits from Silk Stocking Street were given to the Sandersville Public Library along with the profits derived from the publishing of the second edition of her grandfather’s book, Memoirs of a Confederate Veteran, first published in 1911.

      Rachel Paris attended the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, Georgia (circa 1918-1920). In 1942 she moved to Macon, Georgia, later taking up residence in Atlanta (1952), where she remained until her death in 1976. Rachel Paris is buried in Brownwood Cemetery in Sandersville.”

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    • SueSue says: 286 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I really would rather move to GA than CT and this house makes me want to move to GA even more.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Very interesting there Junkie. 😉

      Can’t remember seeing a strongly Free Classic / somewhat Shingle Style, hybrid before; and I love firsts so Thank you for posting! This is a great example of a Victorian where the painted wood doesn’t really bother me. The place is so spacious and bright; I don’t find it distracting at all.

      That secretary isn’t the fanciest; but woooow!
      https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISalmckvpmuxwu0000000000.jpg

      The garden folly / tea house is really great too! Outstanding. Looks original to me. There had Better not be a pool filter in there! 😉
      https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISqhqxpworgsgs0000000000.jpg

    • AvatarStevenF says: 731 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Fascinating house. Difficult to tell which millwork is original or came later. Seems to have proportions of a later house.

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      • AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 262 comments

        The main block of the house is a circa 1870s Italianate, that was subsequently Colonial Revival-ized. I suppose it’s possible that one of the ells dates to the 1840’s. The Doric portico probably dates to the turn of the century, and it’s possible that a handful of visible interior elements date from that same period, but most of the exterior embellishments appear to date from the 1980s or 90s, and the interior appears to have some surviving Italianate millwork that has been embellished with or outright subsumed by 80s/90s additions. As a carpenter, I find most of it to be a bit…professionally offensive.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Too right HC. That’s why I didn’t share it. The thing is horrid, aside from the little kitchen house. I actually felt somewhat embarassed for my state for it to be seen more widely. Heheheh. The level of cluelessness in the updates is really super tacky tier; and it’s a shame.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          I do see some additional shots of dependencies, and some drone shots have been added, which does make it more interesting. It’s a really great place: it just needs to be completely gutted of mounds of hooey you’re paying for in the purchase price. That sucks.

        • JimHJimH says: 4115 comments
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          Hoyt, it’s worse than you imagine! The home was built from scratch in 1887 according to a 1901 county history – the only prior home was a log cabin. The owner was John A. Carder (1833-1908), who bought the farm in 1860 and stayed there for the duration. His youngest son Fremont lived in the unaltered late Italianate house until his death in 1961.
          The Georgian entry and other alterations were apparently made in the 1960’s. The portico was added after a survey by Indiana SHAARD in 1984. The rendering in the listing was apparently the work of the recent architect.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Glad you guys found and are interested in this one. I didn’t know what to make of it when I first saw it, and I still don’t. All I know is that I just flat don’t like it – AS IS – much at all. Would be great if Jim can suss out any interesting docs. or pix. going back. I’ll wager I’d really like it circa 188o or so.

      We don’t have many remaining, genuine, planter’s estate complexes left in Indiana: not that there were a whole lot of them to start with. I mentioned this one recently which is, (I believe), to be donated to Landmarks and opened for public tour after the death of the current billionheiress owner.
      Cedar Farm:
      https://flic.kr/p/2ezmVVk

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintner%E2%80%93Withers_House

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  19. AvatarElena Sorensen says: 7 comments

    ***(Kelly, is this post ok??)*** I love looking at these amazing houses and reading the comments about them! I always learn something about house styles, typical features, what is original and what is not, etc. What a treat! I have been a long-time, old house fan and have wanted to start an old house salvage business for some time. Unfortunately, I am now forced to move and have many items that I would like to “rehome” / (sell) to rehabbers, homeowners, etc., who can use them in their efforts to restore their old-house beauties and to add style-appropriate / accurate details. Does anyone have suggestions or ideas as to where I might do that, or how i go about it? My email: esorensen4410@gmail.com. Many thanks!!

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  20. AvatarSonofSyosset says: 26 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This property in Tappahannock, Virginia, was listed for sale for $1.2 million in mid-January with one aerial photo. It is an historic four-bay brick plantation house circa 1780 with 95+ acres.

    https://real-estate.savingplaces.org/properties/cherry-walk-tappahannock-va/

    Here are some more photos, though this says the property has be de-listed. Either way, Cherry Walk is quite a property.

    https://www.movoto.com/tappahannock-va/2459-dunbrooke-rd-tappahannock-va-22560/pid_q0maqqd2oh/

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  21. AvatarJKleeb says: 2 comments

    Spokane WA, $750,000, 1956, great tile work and original kitchen and at least one bath (not sure the green tile bath is original)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/825-E-Crest-Rd-840-E-Spokane-WA-99203/2086224256_zpid/

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    • AvatarKeith Sanders says: 102 comments

      Powder blue bathroom with ducks – where do I sign?

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    • AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 262 comments

      Oh, I like this. Strip off some wallpaper, repaint in a different color palette, toss the corner cupboards and window treatments…that interior could very easily become a swanky mid-century bachelor pad–it’s already got that incredibly cool and highly covetable built-in bar. The exterior could similarly be very easily improved with just a judicious use of paint to better unify the conflicting styling elements. I could work with that kitchen–would definitely keep that terrazzo floor, probably work the the cabinets, though something has to be done about that unconventional dishwasher installation.

      I read the above comment about the blue bathroom with ducks, and was prepared to cringe at some awful cutesy yellow baby duck motif or somesuch, so was instead charmed by the mosaic with mallards and cattails.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Did you notice what I believe to be a QUITE beefy, analog, probably vacuum tube, audio amplifier built into the pony wall facing the front door? Maybe the turntable sat on the short counter above? There would have to be a built in cooling fan in the cabinet. Cool!! More pix!

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        • AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 262 comments

          That’s what that is? Cool. I noticed the giant lever-controlled potentiometers and wondered what on earth it was for. That’s a pretty Bride of Frankenstein setup for mere volume control.

  22. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments

    1895, $7,900,000, waterfront on Lake George, NY; a *huge* inglenook, lots & lots of windows for taking in the lake views, and in case you need a very large wine cellar…; the description mentions ‘restoring’ but other than switching out most of the wallpapers & window treatments, I don’t see what it needs.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3232-Lake-Shore-Dr-Lake-George-NY-12845/32924474_zpid/

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    • natira121natira121 says: 286 comments
      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Wow, what a gorgeous place!

      I can’t see what it needs either, other than maybe not being a huge white elephant in the midst of much more modestly prices homes! Not much can be done about that however.

      Apparently it’s been on the market off and on since 2009, when it was listed for $15.7 milliom. Ouch!

      And the taxes are nearly 66k a year, another ouch. But hey, I’m here to dream, not be practical!

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

      That’s a beautiful house, something I would have dreamed about when I was in my 20s, but now that I’m older all I can think of is, what would I do with all those rooms? I’d have to furnish and clean them all, manage a staff, live with a lot of stuff and a lot of space I don’t need. I don’t understand what people do in huge houses like that. You’d have to find a few cozy rooms and spend all your time there. For eight million, I’d want an updated kitchen and better bathrooms. The baths all look sort of oldish, sort of updated. I’d want to make them all “original” with original subway tile, original baths, original fixtures. The views, I’ll take! and the grounds and the docks. What a lovely location for a summer house! I’d have to shrink the house, though to make it comfortable for me and my family.

  23. Avatartess says: 321 comments

    1910 Old time Zolfo Springs, Florida house $65k. No inside pictures unfortunately. I have a feeling this is a sleeper and the inside hasn’t been touched in a long time. Some Fl houses of this era have beautiful hardwood floors and cypress paneling. Would love to see the inside. Took a Google walk all around and it looks doable.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3308-Suwannee-St_Zolfo-Springs_FL_33890_M52469-45296?view=qv

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  24. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    1926, $5,499,000, Deluxe home – & same about the boathouse, on Lake George. Forgot to list this one with the other waterfront L. George property above. Tudor with some Adirondack lodge influences. Again, gorgeous views. And very pricey.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/41-Cramer-Point-Rd-Lake-George-NY-12845/212456102_zpid/

  25. AvatarAnthony Bianchini says: 61 comments

    CAUTION, not for the faint of heart! Nearly 7K sq ft of High Victorian fantasy (build date of 1900, but with obvious additions), on 10 acres with mind numbing grounds. For sale by owner, asking $800K. Denison, TX. WOW:
    https://www.fizber.com/fsbo-listing/310_ball_park_loop-denison-tx-75020-4952398.html
    Video:
    https://vimeo.com/167047613

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments

      Gorgeous, and a whole *bunch* of them, no less! The star patterned tile floor in the sunporch is great, too. In fact, the whole house is quite nice! 👍🏼

  26. JulieJulie says: 16 comments

    Listed as 1866 Victorian/Cracker in Micanopy, FL. This one is just a few miles from me. Micanopy is a sickeningly adorable little town that oozes what we call Old Florida charm. They filmed the movie Doc Hollywood in Micanopy in the 80’s (early 90’s?). I’m a little partial to this one because I have an Etsy shop (mostly now defunct since I took another job) and I made the towel rack hanging on the bathroom wall in pic #5 🙂

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/712-NE-Cholokka-Blvd-Micanopy-FL-32667/42739459_zpid/

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  27. JulieJulie says: 16 comments

    Another one near me in the historic Duckpond district in Gainesville, FL. Zillow lists the build date as 1900 but the historic preservation description (below) says 1882. It’s also listed as Italiante and while I’m no expert, it also seems Victorian to me? Maybe an original build date of 1882 and a remodel in 1900? I went searching to see if it was originally a business because of what looked like teller or check-in stations in the entryway, but as it turns out it was used more recently than not as an ophthalmologist’s office. Even though not original I’d be tempted to keep it there, as it seems interesting regardless. Cool old house and cool history of the original owner either way.

    Doig House (1882)
    708 East University Avenue
    This Italianate style home was built by James Doig who had established the Doig Foundry and Machine Works after the Civil War. By 1882 he employed sixty people to make sugar mills, kettles and boring machines. Doig invented a typesetting machine and a cotton gin, besides creating an engine so small that it covered a dime. He also built the first complete locomotive in Florida. After one hundred years as a private residence, the home was sensitively restored and remodeled by Jean and Terry Marshall to an ophthalmologist’s office. Tall symmetrical porches and a graceful front bay decorate the exterior, while finely crafted woodwork and handpainted frescoed ceilings enhance the interior.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/708-E-University-Ave-Gainesville-FL-32601/2091273602_zpid/

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  28. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    1890 Fire Station, Baltimore, Maryland… $499,900. Amazing space and details in need of restoration in an interesting neighborhood:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/43-S-Carey-St-Baltimore-MD-21223/36517475_zpid/

    1895 Romanesque Revival, Quincy, Illinois… $280,000. Very nice woodwork!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1627-Maine-St-Quincy-IL-62301/91313361_zpid/

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    • MJGMJG says: 504 comments
      1887 Queen Anne
      CT

      Wow this house exterior is bland compared to the interior. It really shocks you!
      I’d love to buy this house. I can’t believe the price of homes in IL! I think I need to retire there so I can afford my dream home.

  29. Barbara VBarbara V says: 320 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    A bit late out of the gate this week – hope I haven’t missed everyone…

    This 1870 Italianate in the Hudson River city of Hudson will be outside the budget for most of us at $1.15 million, but is just too lovely not to take a look:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Willard-Pl-Hudson-NY-12534/2088793208_zpid/?fullpage=true

    And even further outside the budget, for anyone who has $7 million to spend on a “fixer”, here is the 1855 mansion of Joseph B. Sheffield, located on 137 riverfront acres in the Hudson River village of Saugerties, with views of the river and the Catskill Mountains (It looks as if quite a bit of the heavy lifting, at least, has been done):
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/33-Barclay-St-Saugerties-NY-12477/198889799_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  30. Barbara VBarbara V says: 320 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is reference to an old listing with more photos for the Saugerties property, apparently once owned by John Henson (son of Jim Henson) and then on the market for $12 million:
    https://www.6sqft.com/own-puppeteer-jim-hensons-137-acre-hudson-river-farm-and-mansion-for-12m/

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  31. AvatarJohn says: 793 comments

    This amazing 1960 MCM time capsule just was added to another site and I thought I would pass it on.
    Orangeburg, SC
    130 K

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1357-Moss-St_Orangeburg_SC_29115_M60014-69017?view=qv

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      Wow. This place is fascinating… thanks for sharing!

    • AvatarStevenF says: 731 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      This is my favorite of the week. What a price for something with so much potential!

    • AvatarSuzyQ says: 68 comments

      I spoke with the agent yesterday and they have an offer on this house. She said a couple from Atlanta saw the listing and decided they could not live without it. They are retiring soon so will fix it up and it will be there forever home. Glad to see the house going to someone who will take care of it.

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  32. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    1894 Shingle Style, Alma, Michigan… $575,000. If you can overlook the blue exterior paint and the B&B decor, this house has a lot of terrific original features:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/633-N-State-St-Alma-MI-48801/115072767_zpid/

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  33. CoraCora says: 1865 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1897. This is a beauty. A smaller Victorian cottage that has been “left alone” – very original.
    Beautiful stained glass on the staircase. $180K

    Chicago, IL:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5944-W-Ohio-St-Chicago-IL-60644/3807237_zpid/

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      Drool! I could live on that staircase… those stepped windows are incredible. I wouldn’t be surprised if this were a Radford design though it’s not in the one catalog I looked through. Nice find!

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  34. CoraCora says: 1865 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1925. A Memphis mansion. For those of you who love jaw-dropping staircases, you’re welcome. $799K

    Memphis, TN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1-E-Parkway-N-Memphis-TN-38104/2086362081_zpid/

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  35. CoraCora says: 1865 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1887. Another mansion, in Helena, MT. I’m assuming whatever is pictured in the last photo is the antique heating system in the basement? Looks complicated! Fantastic home that must’ve belonged to an affluent Helena resident at one time. $895K

    Helena, MT:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/804-Dearborn-Ave-Helena-MT-59601/78161179_zpid/

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    • AvatarDianeEG says: 485 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1896

      Yes, it’s an old boiler that looks like it may have been incorporated into the new system (new boiler is that box behind the old set up) and must have cost a lot more than just using all new. Or the new is hidden in some way to look as if the old is still used. Lots of things to love in this home. Wonder why they didn’t put more focus on that stunning staircase?

    • MJGMJG says: 504 comments
      1887 Queen Anne
      CT

      WOW Cora. What a beautiful find. This house is a GEM!!!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Beautiful house. RAD antique boiler left in situ = my favorite! Thanks’ Cora!!

      https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISus9zx0y8nqhw1000000000.jpg

      Even the coal scuttle is still there. WOW. A real thing of beauty, and likely quite functional if called upon and coaxed out of a long slumber. So rad.

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      • MJGMJG says: 504 comments
        1887 Queen Anne
        CT

        Can you believe that Rosewater! I’ve only seen etchings of these boilers in magazines and catalogs from the 1880s and 1890s. I’ve never actually seen a real one in situ. Its like a work of art!

  36. RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Haven’t done this in a while. Heheheh. Thank you SO much FloridaOldHouseJunkie for the link to this outstanding house. I really am nuts about it for a bunch of different reasons so I had to have it. Editing and then posting a house on Flickr means I really wanted to spend some time with it, and wanted to share with others. I just haven’t been much motivated to do that lately, until now. 🙂
    This is how I would present the progression of images.
    Little TVplay icon, top right, does the work.
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAifc19

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  37. AvatarItisme says: 7 comments
    1942 Tudor
    El Dorado, KS

    Hello, never submitted a home, hope I do it right.

    1005 W. Central
    El Dorado, Ks
    Built 1921 according to listing
    398,500

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1005-W-Central-Ave-El-Dorado-KS-67042/1323969_zpid/

    I used to live behind/next door to this beautiful house. It’s been listed a few times since I’ve lived here (20 yrs) and rented at least twice that I know of. I’ve been to one estate sale, and showed it twice when I was an active realtor. I would love to own it….
    Thank goodness it’s still kept up, it is beautiful….well, not crazy for the kitchen, but the rest of it is awesome!!

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  38. AvatarJohn says: 793 comments

    1850 no idea of the style because with all 45 pics none of them is a good exterior picture but for the money and all the beautiful details and not to mention the 60 yes 60 seaside acres I thought it was worth a share.
    Birdsnest, VA
    349.5 K

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house,apartment_duplex_type/2105842134_zpid/0-1970_built/37.484666,-75.803776,37.406573,-75.921021_rect/12_zm/?

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  39. AvatarJohn says: 793 comments

    Hey Kelly,
    I have been waiting for 2 days for this one to drop with pictures. Any chance this one is under a different zip code as well ? it is killing me 🙂

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/house,apartment_duplex_type/10027523_zpid/0-1970_built/40.175528,-75.192662,40.13794,-75.251284_rect/13_zm/0_mmm/?

  40. Barbara VBarbara V says: 320 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    A few more:

    First up is a gorgeous 1873 Second Empire/Italianate with a ton of original features including an original carriage house on 1.62 acres in the Village of Athens, NY, with views of the Hudson River and valued at $305,000:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/32-S-Franklin-St_Athens_NY_12015_M38471-64751#photo16
    And here is the current auction listing for the above property:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32-S-Franklin-St-Athens-NY-12015/30490453_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Next up is an 1898 former railroad station in Bloomingburg, NY, reimagined in what looks to me like the style of a Spanish hacienda with an intriguing kitchen and unique décor on 3.76 acres for $695,000. Not my style, but well worth a look for the originality of the re-do (no big box store here):
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20-Harvest-Rd-Bloomingburg-NY-12721/208796104_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Finally, a “museum-quality” 1770 Dutch stone cottage in the Village of Rosendale, NY, for $399,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/734-Binnewater-Ln-Rosendale-NY-12401/32863169_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  41. AvatarEllen says: 21 comments

    I’m late to the Friday exchange, but wanted to share this lovely old home from just outside Cobourg, ON
    “Own A Piece Of History With The Original Blacksmiths Home Of Baltimore. Built In The 1840S, This Home Has Been Renovated Lovingly To Include Modern Amenities While Still Capturing The Vintage Charm & History Of The Home.”
    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/20281969/3-bedroom-single-family-house-9423-lime-kiln-tr-hamilton-township-baltimore

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  42. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 811 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Hi everyone! Here are my listings for eye candy (and prices skyrocketing to the moon and back for the last one)

    – 1899 German-style mansion in Milwaukee, WI ($799,000), the exterior is superb, beautiful floors, raised-panels walls, and check-out that room with the built-in and fully tiled green fireplace! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2611-N-Terrace-Ave-Milwaukee-WI-53211/40453573_zpid/?fullpage=true

    – 1930 “English Cotswold Style Home In Historic Belgian Village” in Cleveland, OH ($549,900) full of Gothic details (doors, millwork, windows): https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12321-Fairhill-Rd-Cleveland-OH-44120/33416835_zpid/?fullpage=true

    – 1849 Gothic revival stone house in Bronxville, NYC, with exquisite gingerbread trefoil trim on the center gable, amazingly-amazing woodwork ($5,395,000) : https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/50-Crows-Nest-Rd-Bronxville-NY-10708/69552995_zpid/?fullpage=true

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 421 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Very nice! I love them all.

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    • AvatarKeith Sanders says: 102 comments

      My jaw actually dropped on photo #6 of the Bronxville – what a house!

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 320 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      I could happily spend the rest of my life in that Bronxville library!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments

      Wow, all 3 are are gorgeous! While the first one is one I’d like to walk through, the second two are homes are ones I could quite easily live in. Well, maybe mini versions of them. 😉 I think the Cleveland, Ohio house has been posted before, but I don’t remember the Bronxville (location, location, location = price!) one. I love the crow’s nest depicted in the stained glass window and then repeated in the bas relief of the the fp. Actually, I love the entire house…

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  43. AvatarCharlesB says: 406 comments

    Williamsburg, PA–Rundschau (‘broad view’) Cottage, an 1898 Medieval-style stone house, priced at $96,000:

    https://www.usamls.net/alleghenyhighland/default.asp?content=expanded&this_format=0&mls_number=53477&fbclid=IwAR35WFi8l8CC3pGvcXB0ZUi0-0cVaT_6vlXRkgCgezOkXr_EhwcrOhQ3_Do

  44. StoneCrestVTStoneCrestVT says: 1 comments
    1900 Commercial Building
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Built in 1900. Downtown St Johnsbury, VT right on Main St in the heart of the business district! This building offers tons of space and opportunity for several different businesses, or one occupant to take them all! The storefront on level 1 has direct access to the street and grabs the attention of anyone passing by. This is a wonderful chance to own a part of historical St J with charm and character and plenty of indoor space for many business possibilities. $580,000
    Listed by Nate Bartlett of StoneCrest Properties, 802-274-5485

    https://stonecrestpropertiesvt.com/listing/4729853/1222-main-st.-johnsbury-vt/

  45. AvatarOHDdrooler says: 10 comments
    MI

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/208-W-Erie-St-Albion-MI-49224/2086244627_zpid/

    Former funeral home
    Late 1800’s
    Albion MI

    Scoped this one out in person. I’m no architect but structurally it seemed good. In need of what appeared to be minor repairs and decorating. Been closed for several years and it smelled like it. Rather adorable even with the very outdated decor. Even has a little courtyard!

  46. AvatarFanny says: 1 comments

    Amazing Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home from 1960 in Orangeburg Sc for only 130k.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1357-Moss-St-Orangeburg-SC-29115/61139854_zpid/
    Not sure of the condition but it looks like nothing has been updated since it was built. The dining area and kitchen are amazing!

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    • AvatarLinda R. says: 237 comments

      OMG! It doesn’t look “faded” to me! Here in boulder County CO you would need to add at least $1.5 million to the price.

    • AvatarSuzyQ says: 68 comments

      This house is under contract, I spoke with the agent on Friday.

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 421 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Very nice! I love the layers in FLW architecture and how moving through the interior feels like you are moving through different layers too. This house appears to have contained an entire life time of living.

  47. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 421 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1980 board & batten modern

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1180-County-Route-13-Old-Chatham-NY-12136/53129648_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=c1311df9-10da-4151-8543-79fd5b9dff73~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1794 Obediah Wilbur Home, Old Chatham, NY 1,000,000
    I love the simplicity preserved and enjoy how the current owners have kept the modern updates simplistic as well. The photography is well done and shows the beautiful grounds, barns and home’s exterior. It also comes with 66 acres.
    My apologies if this has already been posted. Even though I am here looking at OHD every day, I have yet to see all that you have shared.

    from an ancestry website:
    Obadiah Wilbur, born August 6, 1739 in Dutchess County, New York; died September 8, 1819. He was the son of Robert Wilbur and Freelove Duval. He married Freelove Mosher, born February 2, 1742; died September 28, 1827.
    Obadiah Wilbur was one of the early settlers of Dutchess County, New York. They lived in Chatham as early as May 1774 when Obadiah signed a petition for a landgrant. They were Quakers.

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  48. AvatarRick R. says: 44 comments

    1960 Greek Revival style in South Boston, Va $224,900. Nice 1.1 acre corner lot. Lots of house for the money.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/pmf,pf_pt/107917025_zpid/priced_sort/36.978146,-78.664513,36.577765,-79.279748_rect/10_zm/4_p/

  49. AvatarDiane2 says: 68 comments

    521-523 Washington St, Susquehanna, PA 18847 $139,000
    7,397 sq ft, 0.37 acres lot
    I do not remember if I shared this before. I know I meant to. It had a large price decrease.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/521-523-Washington-St_Susquehanna_PA_18847_M44984-83483?view=qv

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