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

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old house photo is not a home in the United States. “Postkort” is printed on the back. Translation says that’s Norwegian although I’m not sure it’s enough to tell us what country it’s from. If you are wondering where the overseas home have gone, OHD Overseas. It’s slow postings there, I’m not sure when it’ll pick up but it will again one day. 🙂

    A big thanks to the OHD Supporters! Those that donate don’t realize just how much I appreciate it, even the smallest of donations are a huge help.

    Donators, if you are wondering where your name is or why your account does not show you as a OHD Supporter (registering is not the same thing as receiving the newsletter), please email me at kelly@oldhousedreams.com . I have to set accounts manually to supporter status and if you register after you’ve donated, I won’t know it. Same goes for having your name on the list, if you didn’t fill out the thank you form at the end of donating or don’t reply to my thank you email, that’s why you are not on the list (unless you asked to be anonymous.)

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  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Adding, there are words at the top of this page that ask you to include the price, city and state if not in the link as well as a short comment (even if a build date or style) about what you are sharing. NO NO NO tiny links, I’m not even allowing those to be shown anymore (tiny links are like “bit.ly.24242”, whatever.)

    I use to call this “Link Exchange and Discussion” but felt the title was too long so shortened it. Always feel free to discuss anything about old houses here (even normal houses would be fine.) Just remember to stick to the rules, don’t be a dick and no politics are the main ones to go by.

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  3. AvatarPhillip B. says: 28 comments

    The casement windows were a clue that this home may not be in the U.S.A. First time I’ve seen casement windows in an older home on OHD unless it’s post-WWII. Even now, casements are rare in new homes.

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    • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

      I agree. When i first saw them I thought hmm… maybe not U.S. Definitely not a popular choice for U.S. homes at this time. I’ve seen the mostly in conservatories or sun rooms.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 857 comments
      1875 Limestone house
      Loire Valley, France,

      From my French eyes, this house looks American (or in other words : not European). But of course not the casement windows. In Western Europe, the windows open inwards, whereas in some other countries in the North (and maybe East??) they open outwards. The curtains suggest a warm and sunny area. I think it could be somewhere in former colonial empire countries such as NZ, or Australia, etc… do they have casement windows there? A country that would be familiar to wooden houses unlike western Europe… Or Scandinavia, as “postkort” seems to be a word in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish…

  4. AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

    I can’t tell you how much I love these zoomed in pictures. I have thousands of old photos and can zoom in and stare at them for hours and hours.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4718 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Even before I read about the foreign location of the old house photo, something seemed “off” compared to a North American house from the same period. Then again, worth noting are the similarities of Victorian era homes from widely distant geographic locations. Anyone remember the old Movie, Dr. Zhivago? (1965) In some of the scenes, Russian cottages standing in the snowy landscape had lavish scroll sawn gingerbread ornaments both inside and outside the home. I’ve since learned that lavish scroll sawn ornament was a Russian mainstay in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Such ornament can also be found in places like Australia and New Zealand so the Victorian “Grammer of Ornament” must have been worldwide at one time. Still, there were regional variations and local styles but it is amazing to me how much in common such houses had. Thanks for sharing.

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      • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

        So very true. I was just in Istanbul and the The Republic of Georgia and both countries I was able to identify Victorian architecture instantly. I’ve been to 13 countries so far and every single one thus far has been the same for me when identifying these homes. And though it’s different from America it’s clearly obvious that the general concept of ornamenting as much as possible was a thing of the 19 century. But I’m sure widespread travel and Worlds Fairs played a huge role in styles traveling across the seas and lands. Especially late 19th century when even interior decoration was a flood of mix matched cultures in many homes.

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      • AvatarLinda sloan says: 3 comments

        This house looks very American to my Scottish eye…

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  5. NonaKNonaK says: 152 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Austin, TX

    A few shares from my favorite “get away” city, Galveston TX. I love the history of the island and always leave refreshed.

    1907 Neo Classic Mansion – $704,000 – 4,484sf, Original woodwork, hardware and stained glass. Historical note, “Legend has it that President Kennedy, his brother Robert, and Frank Sinatra visited the home frequently through a secret door in a high wall surrounding the pool. In the game room there is a hidden microphone and a bullet lodged in the leather bar.” (from the listing)
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/902-16th-St_Galveston_TX_77550_M84339-11114#photo0

    1899 Victorian – $419,500 – 2,802sf – Beautiful porches and leaded glass windows. I like the way they have sensitively updated the kitchen. A 1900 hurricane survivor!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1417-24th-St_Galveston_TX_77550_M76999-09739?ex=TX641145443&view=qv

    1932 Brick two story – $529,000 – 2,824sf – Natural woodwork, hardwood floors, light and airy. In Galveston’s X flood zone (no flood insurance).
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4801-Denver-Dr_Galveston_TX_77551_M81640-16638?ex=TX642737283#photo0

    1948 Mid Mod Ranch – $450,000 – 3,408sf – Also in the X flood zone. Two original bathrooms, some really nice built-ins.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4316-Caduceus-Pl_Galveston_TX_77550_M75262-03551?ex=TX642434571#photo0

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ Nona!

      Is that black glass in house 1? Wow! How stunning is that!? It has to be original: The black leather wainscot panels; and then the wild, glazed black brick fireplace detail say so. Never seen anything like it. I guess you can get away with that down there in the intense Gulf sun. That is for sure a statement now; and imagine the comments in 1907! Heheheh. I think it’s UBER elegant and impressively daring; now and then. Now let me grab my airsick bag seeing what has become of the, (unoriginal to this house), STUNNING, Aesthetic Period, panel in the kitchen! What??? https://youtu.be/_3PUu88nOcw 😉

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Can’t get that entrance hall out of my mind. Found myself wondering if the black elements in the hall may in fact be a sort of mourning device in memorium of the lives lost in the 1900 hurricane, (possibly even lives within the original family); a date certainly contemporary with the building of this house.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Was looking at this one again, (not the first time this week), and noticed that the perimeter iron fence is much older than the current house. That realization caused me to have a new appreciation of the drone shot to the calm, beautiful bay.

          Pretty please post this one if you can Kelly. 🙂

      • AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 262 comments

        I wish there were higher resolution pictures of that glass in the foyer, because I’d love to have a better understanding of how that effect was achieved. I’m making note of it at any rate, because I totally want to copy that someday—the effect is remarkable.

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      • AvatarDan says: 14 comments

        That is black glass. That door set was restored by a business west of Houston, in Cypress Texas, called “Freebird Glass.” They have it on their webpage under residential restorations, Galveston, Texas.

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      • NonaKNonaK says: 152 comments
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        Austin, TX

        I found an older picture doing an image search on Pinterest that shows the fireplace plain but the black panels in the wood are there. The link seems to go to an old listing that no longer comes up. As for the panel in the kitchen….I totally agree. House was built by Morris Stern, president of the South Texas Wholesale Grocers. Not a lot out there on this that I could find.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Copy and paste the link to that page here please Nona. Would love to see that. Maybe someone glued tiles to the bricks??? Interesting. 🙂

          • NonaKNonaK says: 152 comments
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            Austin, TX

            I Googled “902 16th Street Galveston and chose images: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS773US773&biw=1396&bih=657&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=UDh9XOTsNYrYjwT_5YuwAQ&q=902+16th+Street+galveston&oq=902+16th+Street+galveston&gs_l=img.3..0i24l2.20934.26811..26987…2.0..0.67.797.17……0….1..gws-wiz-img.rE9iHdD5qd0

            The picture is about 4 rows down. The entry has a smaller round blue rug with a round table on it. It links to Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/81205599504427623 and that links to a real estate listing but it pulls up the current listing. I saw in other places that the house was listed previously but was unsuccessful finding an old listing. There was an image of the kitchen also, painted yellow and the island was brown/wood and didn’t have the panel. I assume that was from the older listing as well.

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            • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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              1875 Italianate cottage
              Noblesville, IN

              Thanks’again Nona. I found the pic you mentioned on pine trest; downloaded it; and blew it up as much as possible. For sure the brick in the image is a different color than shown in the current listing. Looks like someone had painted the brick at one time, (imagine!); probably because they weren’t fond of the detail. In the image, you can make out the black brick design despite the paint, likely because it is slightly raised in relief above the rest. Good news is that the fireplace as shown in the new listing is original, and a stunning detail it is in concert with the others in that gorgeous hall. Best detail I’ve seen in awhile.

              I uploaded the zoom image here:
              https://flic.kr/p/2eYAZSJ

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 857 comments

      The Victorian is gorgeous, i love the porch details and that semi-circular stained glass window is incredible!

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    • AvatarSandy B says: 452 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      House #1 is extraordinarily beautiful in every way (and yes, am most impressed with the black glass)….and….what a price for such a property…!!

  6. AvatarCharlesB says: 411 comments

    The Captain Abraham Benson House of 1779 in the historic district of Fairfield, CT–This may be the last house in town that doesn’t have a quarter-acre of granite countertops and the island with the requisite three pendant lights and the high-end appliances in the ‘chef’s kitchen,’ or the attic converted into a master suite with the Jack-and-Jill sink and all the old floors ground to a nub and coated with seven coats of gloss polyurethane. Priced at $749,900:

    https://www.historichomesinct.com/residential/ct/fairfield/131-s-benson-rd-170085812.php

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    • Avatarddbacker says: 384 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Cool history about it being burned by the British during the Revolution and rebuilt.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cool house Charles. I fear for it’s future considering all you mentioned. GREAT arbor / patio! That vine! OMG – how beautiful must that be spring and summer. Outstanding.

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  7. AvatarJKleeb says: 156 comments

    Rochester NY, 1840 Greek Revival, $464,900, the Hoyt-Potter House
    Currently the home of the Landmark Society of Western New York. An truly amazing effort was made to restore this formerly derelict home in the 1990s. Features excellent recreations of period carpet, wallpaper, faux marbeling, etc.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/133-S-Fitzhugh-St-Rochester-NY-14608/2086205251_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Landmark Society history of the house
    http://landmarksociety.org/programs/historic-sites/hoyt-potter-house/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Bravo city of Rochester! They have admirably retained a priceless cultural asset which generations of city residents may enjoy for ages to come. Just driving past it and gazing at it’s fine form would be a thrill. Thanks’ for posting JK.

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    • AvatarTim Snyder says: 49 comments

      Wow…I was inside this house in the mid 90s (93 or 94). Beautiful house.

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  8. SharonSharon says: 408 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    Old house or new house, I seriously think we need to return to roof cresting. Seriously.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a2/01/41/a201414c06d933d7f869fdd1d57669d5.jpg

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  9. AvatarJamesthegood says: 54 comments

    Really neat, but can’t figure out how those unusual gutters (if that’s what they are) work? Love looking at these old images of homes!

    • natira121natira121 says: 322 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      They appear to be mounted on the roof itself, rather than below the edge. I wonder how they compare in useage.

    • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

      If you look close on photo 4 you can see the gutter pipe goes from the ground to the roof meeting with a horizontal gutter on the actual roof. It lives 6 inches to a foot up from the actual roof edge.
      http://www.traditionalroofing.com/TR8_yankee.html
      Here is a guide to some old gutters. Box Gutters, Yankee Gutters etc. In the U.S. the gutter pipe usually comes from the other side and not on the top of the roof to pull out the water.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 857 comments

      MJG thanks for the link, very interesting!

      This is the kind of gutter (zinc) we have where I live in France (Loire Valley), see on my house: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtarDn9FLCD/ and on my barn: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqe1BsHFhwI/ They’re placed on the bottom of the roof, not hanging under. There’s a slight slope that can’t really be seen on these pics because they’re quite small on instagram.

  10. AvatarKristi E says: 46 comments

    I was just looking at houses for sale in my old neighborhood (I always want to see if my Barber house is on the market again)and my house isn’t for sale, but George Barber’s IS! This is the house he built for himself in 1888. It was one of the first houses built in the neighborhood. Definitely check out the street view of the address, there are still multiple Barber houses in just a few blocks.
    https://advantageplus.weichert.com/81716273/

  11. ArkhamArkham says: 76 comments

    Eden Vale, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, €3,500,000
    https://www.daft.ie/clare/houses-for-sale/ennis/eden-vale-ennis-clare-1812621/

    Lovely little cottage, a bit out of my price range though…

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    • AvatarSusan says: 13 comments

      Wow, That is a view of Ireland I’ve never seen! How stunning, and the name Eden Vale is perfect!
      I had to click on the link being nudged by my Irish ancestors, but I never expected the “cottage” to be so gloriously extravagant. I loved the geese by the pond, and thought, maybe this spring I’ll get a couple of geese for my farmhouse in Maine.

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    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1609 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Is there a view anywhere in Ireland that isn’t pleasant? It would be hard to find! Beautiful house with stunning plaster- iron- cabinet- woodwork. I only wish the floors weren’t quite so shiny. Suppose it’s too much to hope it will be used as a family estate rather than a commercial enterprise — it deserves that but practicality makes it less likely.

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    • AvatarKarenZ says: 976 comments
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      What a stunning “wee cottage”! I just love all of those plaster details on the ceilings and would probably ruin my neck looking at them all of the time! I couldn’t imagine being able to call this place home! Thank you for sharing this one-I’ll be sure to save just in case the Luck of the Irish actually helps me to win the lottery some day, lol!

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  12. AvatarRy says: 29 comments

    All of my homes today come from Winston-Salem and surrounding suburbs. It turns out to have a healthy number of hidden gems!

    1. 1925; $267,000: A strange mixture of painted wood, light wood, and dark wood. I’m not sure which is the original. It’s quite a cute bungalow, though!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1909-Brantley-St-Winston-Salem-NC-27103/5754572_zpid/

    2. 1929; $999,900: The price reflects not only the house but additional land. A gorgeous mansion not too far from downtown.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2025-Virginia-Rd-Winston-Salem-NC-27104/5756008_zpid/

    3. 1928; $695,000: A charming Tudor about two blocks from the mansion above. A lot of painted wood, sadly, and the kitchen has been remuddled, but I still like it.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2301-Buena-Vista-Rd-Winston-Salem-NC-27104/5760675_zpid/

    4. 1933; $789,500: A remuddled kitchen, but unpainted wood built-ins and a GORGEOUS living room fireplace.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1825-Georgia-Ave-Winston-Salem-NC-27104/5757934_zpid/

    5. 1904; $419,000: Apparently moved to a different lot in the ’70s, the bottom floor has painted wood and the upper floor is untouched. Remuddled kitchen, a few wonderful windows with subtle stained glass accents.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/633-N-Spring-St-Winston-Salem-NC-27101/5749616_zpid/

    I saved the best for last – two homes in Old Salem.

    6. 1844, $599,900; This home is quite handsome but it seems to have been updated several times over the years. I really, really hate how “neutral colors” are espoused as the one worthy aesthetic, by the way.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/723-S-Main-St-Winston-Salem-NC-27101/5750838_zpid/

    6. 1824, $399,000: This home might be less grand but I like it slightly more. It’s probably next-to-impossible to find a better neighborhood for preservation in the entire state.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/813-S-Church-St-Winston-Salem-NC-27101/5761032_zpid/

    Also, as a bonus, a pre-Civil War, one-room log cabin that has unfortunately been engulfed by a modern home that already looks quite outdated. The original room still looks to be intact, though.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1747-Gyro-Dr-Winston-Salem-NC-27127/89796658_zpid/

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1884 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      I *love* house #3!! Everything about it! (Painted wood often doesn’t bother me, and sometimes I prefer it.) If I were to list all of this house’s features that I like, this post would go on & on & on & on…

    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1609 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Wish I could move into the second house right now. It’s livable & graceful. Huge rooms and the patio is gigantic. I don’t see anything I’d change. Thanks for a happy time with this listing!

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    • AvatarKarenZ says: 976 comments
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      Holy cow! #2 looks incredible, but just under a million dollars for a property sold as-is?

  13. AmerikiwiAmerikiwi says: 198 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    This home in Island Bay, Wellington is all about location because it is right across the road from the ocean and the Tapu Te Ranga Marine Preserve. The house’s many windows and verandahs give panoromic views of it. French doors, polished wooden floors and a large stone fireplace in the living room add to it’s appeal. I did some research and the house is listed as being pre-1914. It has a valuation of $US790,134.39 but the vendors are asking $US609,765.83. Wellington gets a lot of earthquakes and will probably get “The Big One” eventually but it’s a great city and also the capital. The weather is often very, very windy but when it is nice it is very nice.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3493551

    1930’s two storey home in Wellington suburb of Woburn. The front entrance has a vestibule with what looks to me like Victorian style tiles and a large front door with leadlight windows that lead into a foyer with polished wood panelling. The bespoke modern country style kitchen with butler’s pantry is pretty impressive. The home has both carpetting and polished wood floors,a formal living room, original fireplaces and beautiful wallpaper. The price is $US1,004,099.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3494600

    This is not an old cottage – it was built in the 50s but it still has a lot of charm and nice features and is located near the lovely town of Cambridge in the North Island. Cambridge is famous for it’s old churches, homes and beautiful old oak trees planted 130 years ago and that along with it’s status as the home of many horse farms gives it an English feel. It also has a lot of antique shops. The home is situated on just over half an acre of beautiful gardens and mature trees, has a large country style kitchen, wooden fireplaces, a porch and a studio/shed. It would be ideal for a small family or if you wanted to downsize but still be in a rural location. The price is $US460,246.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3502239

    Eye catching pre-1914 two storey villa in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga with harbour views. Large rooms with high ceilings and tall windows, french doors leading out onto verandahs, informal and formal living rooms, leadlight windows and Victorian style tiles in the foyer. It comes with a small but prettty formal English style garden and is listed at $US1,329,118.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3454632

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      • AmerikiwiAmerikiwi says: 198 comments
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        1997 1 storey contemporary

        This is the government website explaining the rules and regulations, etc.https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/housing/buying-building
        The average price of a home in NZ is now $700K. It is close to one million where I live. A lot of foreign investors were buying up huge amounts of land, as in farmland as well as residential properties. The Chinese are able to secure loans with 0% interest apparently and they were snapping up a lot of houses and apartments,especially in Auckland. Selling properties via Auction is very normal here so they were in a position to easily outbid the locals. Since the new laws came into effect prices have gone down and just last night on the news there was an item about how the housing market has slowed down so much that hundreds of real estate agents have turned in their licenses and moved on. Nevertheless, the government has created KiwiBuild, an ambitious project to build 10,000 “low cost” homes aimed at first time buyers. The link I have given you should provide more clarification about what is what in terms of buying if you are not from here/living here. There are a number of famous people who own huge properties (as in home size and land size) here and there is resentment.Matt Lauer bought a large sheep station in the South Island and really ticked people off because he wanted to close it off to everyone in a country where it is tradition for landowners of properties that size to let people hike and explore so long as they close all the gates and don’t leave rubbish lying around. In the end, people just wanted a more even playing field, I guess.

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    • AvatarKarenZ says: 976 comments
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      Thank you for sharing these beautiful homes in New Zealand! I love them all, but I really want to move into the tiny garden house with the stained glass door in the last home!

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 857 comments

      Such beautiful properties!! Thanks for sharing! The view from the bedroom in the first listing is to die for!!

  14. ArkhamArkham says: 76 comments

    Cloughmore South, Ballynahown, Co. Galway, Ireland, €250,000
    https://www.daft.ie/galway/houses-for-sale/ballynahown/cloughmore-south-ballynahown-galway-1358634/

    Not quite as extravagant a cottage as the previous one.

    Hi, I haven’t posted in a long time, though I’ve been following a long.
    Glad to see the Overseas site, as that is where I’ve started looking.

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  15. AvatarMW says: 727 comments

    Yeah, casement windows and porch curtains, I knew something was not quite USA-ish, lol. Was kind of hoping it was though.

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    • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

      I have seen some porch curtains like this in some old photos more on the west coast. But not very common sadly. I do like it.

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  16. AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

    Hi all—- not too much new in Connecticut this week, so I’ve gone a bit further afield.

    The first one, still in Ct is a 1690 Cape in Danbury, Ct listed at 379k. I’ve long admired this house as I drive past it. I’m a little suspect of the build date, but it’s reputed to be the oldest house in town. The realtor is the son of the deceased owner who lived there over 50 years. I wish the pictures were a little better.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/56-Wooster-Hts_Danbury_CT_06810_M46548-26832?view=qv

    Next is an 1830 Greek Revival in Amenia, NY listed at 460k. No kitchen or bath pictures so I’m hoping we’re not gonna see granite and subway tile.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/496-Leedsville-Rd_Amenia_NY_12501_M32024-77030?view=qv

    Lastly is the Farley House in Venice Fl, built between 1953-56 listed at 2.4 million. This is a Ralph Twitchell Jack West designed home in the Sarasota Modern school. It appears to be entirely original and is all terrazzo, glass and wood. 2 acres of Florida jungle directly on the Gulf of Mexico. I’m going to post a few links. The realtor has really promoted mid-century Florida architects and deserves a ton of praise.

    https://www.modernsarasota.com/modern-sarasota-blog

    https://tours.coastalhomephotography.net/public/vtour/display/1228703?idx=1#!/

    https://mfr.mlsmatrix.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3066929309-10

    Hopefully a preservation minded buyer can be found for this gem.

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    • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

      you’re darn right. Not much in CT. I’m a CT Native and I’m disappointed quite often 🙁
      Then my dream house comes on the market and its in the worst neighborhood.

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    • SueSue says: 303 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I have been pleasantly surprised at the inventory in CT. I have to restrict my searches to no less than two acres and will not pay over 550 a month in taxes but have 30 house on my favorites list.

  17. AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

    One more link to the Wikipedia page for Sarasota Modern for those that might be interested.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarasota_School_of_Architecture

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  18. AvatarPaula Libby says: 33 comments

    Oh to win Mega Bucks. This 1670 gem sits on over 9 + acres of land abutting a lake and in the town that claims to be where the fried clam all started, Essex,Massachusetts…also where they serve the very best at Woodman’s. They have done a fantastic job at restoration and the only thing I would change is the bathroom that doesn’t quite feel like it belongs with the rest of the home’s age. Wonder if they’d sell it furnished? One of the things I find interesting about this house is it still shows the influence of English architecture carried over to the new world.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/essex/57-pond-st-essex-ma-01929–2001142075

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    • AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

      That is a wonderful home. I wonder what the original owners would think if they saw it today?

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The old and new kitchen juxtaposition through to the vast sun room is rad! Beautiful, subdued color palate throughout. Great barn = no pix! Ill bet the thing is as immaculate and beautiful as the rest of the place. Nice spot too for sure. Thanks’ for posting.

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    • AvatarSusan says: 13 comments

      This home is gorgeous! I lived in Ipswich for several years in the 70’s, and there are many old Colonials everywhere you look. It’s not my style, but my mother would have loved it. It is the beautiful balance of old and new with nothing destroyed, just tastefully, tastefully done, right down to the stunning English gardens. I imagine it could be a mosquito haven on those summer evenings though.

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    • AvatarTim Snyder says: 49 comments

      I saw this one on Zillow a few weeks ago and passed it along to a good friend who grew up in nearby Ipswich. She told me that there were plenty of first period gems like this one in that area waiting for someone with a vision for the past and some very deep pockets. Anyway, I found two videos of the property.

      This one is still pictures, but there are many more than in the post, or on Zillow. It illustrates the layout of the property, and the only complaint I have is the modern touch in one of the kitchens. It simply doesn’t belong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0rIuPcq-i0

      This second video provides more of a sense of the space; I love the open garage. I will only add that in this video there is a shot of several crews sculling, which should (perhaps) provide some insight into the well heeled socioeconomic culture of the area: https://www.wellcomemat.com/video/smbfc9d07a3hb1t/Essex/MA/01929/57-Pond-Street/72332641/

      Finally, my favorite part of this property is a small detail: the lutyens bench under one of the trees. Those things are a bear to make.

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  19. SueSue says: 303 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    In my house hunting in CT I have learned from some residents that given the added taxes suggested and lobbied by the new Governor people are leaving CT in droves. Good news for a buyer since there are a lot of homes on the market but not such good news for being a prospective new resident. (There is a proposed luxury tax on horses even. Not that great for me). Yet, my husband and I don’t want to be separated for several years so the search continues. I have a goal for June to have my 1802 cape on the market.

    I like this cute 1955 Colonial but the taxes are too high for us. Original kitchen cabinets, pine den with wet bar and vintage glass tile in one of the bathrooms. 374,990

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/23-Tumblebrook-Rd_Woodbridge_CT_06525_M44338-36980?ex=CT616074845

    This house is my second favorite on my list. However, I am curious to know why it says “As Is” when they did a major rebuild and the investment of over $280K in 2012. Circa 1786 and called the Captain Giles Wilcox home. Listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places. It’s quite a stunner. You have to check out the ‘tavern room’. Also can someone tell me what the huge wheel in the kitchen is? To draw up water? This home has been on the market for years now so I am very curious to speak with the realtor. 389,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/455-East-St_Middletown_CT_06457_M49106-17632?ex=CT616667261

    I really like this house and especially the price. I think I could make it just stunning. My daughter thinks it looks haunted. 1785 post and beam colonial with oak floors. I love that it has a cottage behind it as well. Two barns. 269,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/455-East-St_Middletown_CT_06457_M49106-17632?ex=CT616667261

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  20. AvatarAnne M. says: 559 comments
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    Hopkinton, MA

    1900 in Leominster, MA $449,000. Price has come down quite a bit since it first came on the market last summer. Impressive butler’s pantry!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/42-Orchard-St-Leominster-MA-01453/56701408_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1906 in Springfield, MA $154,000 – not a lot of photos but what is here looks nice
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/159-Saint-James-Ave-Springfield-MA-01109/56229838_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1898 in Fall River, MA $179,000 – lots to love here including an inglenook:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/330-Winter-St-Fall-River-MA-02720/55984373_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1933 in Egremont, MA $236,000 The Old Egremont Club, looks like a movie set
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/264-Hillsdale-Rd-Egremont-MA-01230/2097927895_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Have a good weekend, everyone!

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  21. Marshel CunninghamMarshel Cunningham says: 32 comments
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    1817 Log home
    Montevallo, AL

    Are other states as bad as Connecticut in property tax? My 200 year old home with 8 acres has a property tax of $240/year in Alabama. I am looking at $900/month and thinking that can’t be correct, but I guess it is.

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    • AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

      Wow, Marshall. I pay significantly more on just my car taxes every year than you do on your house. Yes, we also pay taxes on our cars. Relatively speaking, Ct property taxes are better here than in NY and NJ. The high property taxes go to funding education since many small towns have little to no commercial tax base. But I will tell you, it definitely feels out of whack compared to other areas of the country.

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    • SueSue says: 303 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Marshel, I am trying to keep the property tax down from between 450 and 550 a month. You can do it depending on where you are looking. Our taxes here in Maine on our two acres is 1,400 a year. Quite a jump for us as well.

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    • LisaLisa says: 24 comments

      Hi Marshel,
      Stay out of NJ if you’re concerned about property taxes!! They’re the highest in the country. While many areas in NJ are absolutely beautiful, it’s still difficult to cough up the money to pay the government. Take it from one who keeps coughing!

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    • AvatarTim Snyder says: 49 comments

      When I lived in Rochester New York, my property taxes on an 1800 square foot, .2 acre property were about $4500 a year. When I moved out to Ohio, I bought an 1800 square foot house on .5 acres, and my taxes are just under $1500 a year. The strange thing is, the services/schools are comparable to Rochester. Hmmm…

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    • AvatarSarah Erwin says: 63 comments

      Illinois property taxes are high as well. We pay over $4,000 per year on our 3BR, 2B 1970’s rancher with less than 1,800 sq feet.

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  22. AvatarJefsndy says: 126 comments
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    This is an interesting house. This house in our neighborhood of the Old Towne Orange historic district located in Orange CA. The late owner was the local older gentleman around town, that everyone looked , and his “hoarder ” house. People took him food, took care of him when he was ill, helped him out in all ways. He passed away and the family came in to take care of the estate. It was discovered that he was quite wealthy(very wealthy
    ) with money and gold hidden in the home. He could have lived well, but his illness kept him from his deserved standard of living. But he was appreciated in the neighborhood for who he was. The home appears to be a tear down to those who don’t know old homes and want an HGTV ( no offense HGTV) open concept home. But to us in the neighborhood, this is a gem in 100% original condition, albeit bad condition. The house sold in one day, 7 all cash offers-over asking price. Silly CA real estate in a desired location.
    The links :
    1. Zillow listing: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/262-S-Shaffer-St-Orange-CA-92866/25435914_zpid/
    2. Orange Co Register newspaper article (quite distasteful is you ask me):https://www.ocregister.com/2019/02/26/old-towne-orange-home-inhabited-by-a-hoarder-plagued-by-rats-gets-8-offers/
    3. NBC News segment (my husband and I, also starring our two silly corgis):https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Historic-OC-Home-in-Need-of-Serious-Repair-Hits-Market_Los-Angeles-506470812.html

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    • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1609 comments
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      1988 Fake Greek Revival!
      NC

      Super regs in Orange re historic house renovation. I presume you’ll soon see this house looking as nice as others in town & thanks to good legal forethought, not horridly muddled. (Your corgis are cute!)

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      • AvatarJefsndy says: 126 comments
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        LaurieW
        My husband is the Preservation Chair for Old Towne Preservation Association…for almost 20 years. We call it his job…he is retired, but this is a full time gig! And not always pleasant or community supportive.
        Thankfully-Orange does adhere to the Sec Interior standards. But it takes a village to make sure they are enforced. People ( mostly investors) love to gut interiors, replace good original windows and remove most of the historic fabric…an ongoing fight. Now that the once quaint and quiet downtown is now restaurant row the traffic is pretty bad. But we have any kind of food within walking distance ( ugh sigh)

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    • JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
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      The Herbert F. Gillingham residence at Oreland. Seems like a bargain for a suburban Philly mansion in a decent area. It’s been altered for apartments but there’s some original detail left and the stone exterior is terrific. At least 2 nice stained glass windows too!

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  23. AvatarRT says: 110 comments

    1835. Carthage, NY. 225K. Carriage barn. I do wish realtors would turn on all the lights, especially when there is dark wood paneling. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/409-West-St-Carthage-NY-13619/30564740_zpid/

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    • JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
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      Beautiful home! I’m not seeing the early date at all. It looks like a fairly pristine 1905ish Colonial Revival, with some fine woodwork and leaded glass. Thanks!

  24. Barbara VBarbara V says: 346 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is an interesting 1900 farmhouse fixer in Central New York State for $50,000, complete with roof cresting. Hope the right person gets a hold of it before any further damage is done:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/211-County-Highway-8-Morris-NY-13808/31626105_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  25. Barbara VBarbara V says: 346 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    A very interesting place with great details. It looks like at least one interior wall has been removed – wonder if that (or something similar)has anything to do with the failure of the tower wall…?

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 346 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      OOPS! My second comment refers to Rick Huber’s 1890 Victorian posting in Philadelphia, above…

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  26. AvatarSonofSyosset says: 28 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    1680 former tavern that is now a six-bedroom, four-bath house on three acres in Old Lyme, CT, for $995,000. I am taking votes for what is going on with the ceiling in photo 28: I am fairly confident that even on this website—with so many old house lovers—few of you have ever seen… this before.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1-Sill-Ln-Old-Lyme-CT-06371/157572578_zpid/

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    • Avatarjumbojimbo says: 1 comments

      Stairway to clouds?

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    • Preservation MattersPreservation Matters says: 98 comments

      LOL….comedy relief after a multi-year restoration? Pulldown stairs to the attic?

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    • AvatarNancy says: 34 comments

      I think it is an ‘architectural statement’ – really think they didn’t want to toss away an old door…very whimsical.

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      • AvatarLaurie W. says: 1609 comments
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        1988 Fake Greek Revival!
        NC

        Exactly! I saw something about this a few years ago, a video about the restoration. They put it on the ceiling rather than lose it. I LOVE THIS HOUSE! And dibs on the dining room carpet.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hah! I’ve seen that one before; a looooong time ago. May have something to do with the tavern bit in it’s history. That, I believe, is an entire wall, hung from the center beam on hinges, and raised to ceiling level with ropes and pulleys, (likely now defunct). Why would they do this? The obvious answer is to allow for the dividing of the space into two separate rooms if called for. Original to the house? Most likely not; it’s probably a later 19th century modification judging by the door and hardware. Useful? Maybe; but for sure super rad that it’s still there despite any possible utility. Thanks’ for posting SoS!

      DETAIL:
      https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISukrj3ysuu5u90000000000.jpg

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      • AvatarPaula Libby says: 33 comments

        Rosewater, I think you have it exactly right. I have seen colonial homes with folding doors that divided bedrooms and were opened when they wanted to use the opened rooms as a ballroom. Maybe this was a precursor to the folding or pocket door? Excellent, and logical answer. Now I can stop turning the whole question over in my mind for the day. Ha!

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    • AvatarStevenF says: 771 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I think this large room was once two rooms. In homage to the original configuration, they kept the old wall with connecting door and rotated it up to the ceiling. Interesting.

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    • NonaKNonaK says: 152 comments
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      Austin, TX

      In picture 27 it looks like it is on hinges and if dropped down would divide the room into two. An interesting take on preservation.

    • AvatarJoe says: 636 comments

      —–“I don’t see why it confuses, they simply wanted people to a-door the view while lying in bed”, he said with his tongue firmly implanted in his cheek.

    • Jodi SmithJodi Smith says: 26 comments

      Looks to me that it might be a drop down wall (frame along the post in the previous picture) to create a separate sitting area from the bed. Not a bad idea if you are married to an insomniac or someone who works weird hours!

  27. AvatarPaula Libby says: 33 comments

    Another “Be still My Heart” house. It almost looks like they took down the board wall in that bedroom in pic 28,couldn’t bear to part with it and then stuck it on the ceiling. Strange for sure. Reminds me of the tilted house at the county fairs. Nope, never seen anything like it before.

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    • AvatarGregory Hubbard says: 356 comments

      I did not read these comments until long after the fact, but the remarks about tavern use were correct. This type of hinged wall allowed the creation of a meeting room or if large enough, a ballroom.

      This was not a rare solution, in public buildings such as taverns, or in private dwellings. The Hugh McCullogh House in Kennebunk, Maine, was built circa 1782 as a private residence. It has hinged walls on the second floor, which were purportedly used to create a ballroom. This explanation makes sense, as the hinged walls opened up the entire second floor of the home’s front block to a single room around the staircase from the first floor.

      The Shakers employed a variation on this idea. The meeting rooms in their residences were often subdivided by a wall so that men and women could worship separately. This wall could be raised into the ceiling for community services.

      The McCullough home was on the market recently, at a great price. Unfortunately, well out of my price range.

  28. AvatarCory says: 16 comments

    Effingham, Illinois
    $359,900
    1941 on almost a full acre lot
    This street has a lot of history for Effingham. Some prominent families lived on this street. It is very desirable. Effingham is home to the Boos Butcher Block factory. Back in the 70’s and 80’s when I was in school, the descendants and still owners of this company lived there. I went to school with the kids. The original family home from the 1800’s is within walking distance but is now a business not a family home.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Effingham-IL-62401/105597446_zpid/85464_rid/39.122702,-88.528841,39.113962,-88.543497_rect/15_zm/

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  29. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4718 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Late Queen Anne style home, c. 1900, from the historic eastern Ohio town of Marietta, priced at $635,000 (look at the neighborhood in the listing streetview) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/427-5th-St-Marietta-OH-45750/75125889_zpid/?fullpage=true The house featured 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 4146 Square feet. I think it may have been shared on Old House Dreams before but given its outstanding details, (stained glass, fine millwork) I hope no one minds it being shared again. My dream home here if I could only afford it.

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  30. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1930. This didn’t look nearly as Tudor-ish on the inside as I expected, but it is wonderful, original and unique. $259K

    Pierre, SD:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/215-N-Huron-Ave-Pierre-SD-57501/114552736_zpid/

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    • AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 262 comments

      Well, definitely not 1930. It appears the house was originally built circa 1890, updated with Craftsman details after the turn of the century, with the brick added sometime after that–possibly around 1930, though it really looks closer to the 1970’s to my eye.

  31. AvatarLorraine says: 1 comments

    Bloomington, IL
    1882 Victorian – $125,000 – 4,019sf

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/809-N-Mclean-St-Bloomington-IL-61701/76983440_zpid/

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    • AvatarJohn says: 78 comments

      If only the downstairs had been left as unbothered as the upstairs, for a better idea of what was, and what to start with.

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    • AvatarCZenos says: 61 comments

      Note that the prop tax is $9,000.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4718 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Sad situation here. In better times, this house was a mansion level residence with exquisite millwork and probably stained/Art glass windows, lavish mantelpieces, and other fine period details. But time has not been kind to the interior with numerous alterations visible from over the years. With $9K in annual taxes, the future prospects for this house are not encouraging. At this point, saving this house would fit into the labor of love category. (in other words, the amount of money to be spent would not enter into the decision to buy and restore it)

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  32. RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Hello all! 🙂

    I’ve just uploaded another really great house from my collection to my Flickr page. It’s the fabulous, historic, Federal style, “Spring Station” in Louisville Ky. The architecture and scale are phenomenal. The rooms were likely staged for the photo shoot, but the interiors are really no less lovely. The kitchen will blow your mind. The garage is DREAMY. Heheheh.

    I shared the link a couple of times last year, so some may have already see it. It is FOR SURE worth another look if so. I’ve clipped all the best images I could find and edited them down to a seamless flow through house and grounds. Follow the link to the album page, and then click on the TVplay icon at top-ish right which will do the work for you. Sit back and gaze in awe at it’s RADness!

    https://flic.kr/s/aHsmanHNLP

    The property sold summer of last year.

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    • AvatarStevenF says: 771 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Amazing place. Quite possibly in better shape now than when it was new, even. I’m a sucker for Zuber wallpaper.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        For sure Steven; for sure. I’m nuts about the kitchen. Usually I’m not impressed with expensive kitchens; but that one = woof! Could just be my taste on that score; but I’ll wager far less than 50% of buyers would say yuck and want to rip it out.

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    • CandyCandy says: 138 comments
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      Carpentersville, IL

      Oh Rosewater… dang it… I just spent waaaay too much time with your Flickr pages! I’ve been avoiding Flickr because I just knew it would suck me in but I finally broke down and re-loaded the app so I could view Spring Station. It’s 2 hours later and I finally *made* myself quit! Ya got some great stuff man! And as the saying goes… I’ll be back!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        It will do that for sure Candy! Heheheh. I could send you down a few great specific rabbit holes on Flickr; so if you’re ever bored and want some great links, just ask. 🙂

  33. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1858. The “James Lick Mansion.”
    This looks like it’s been empty a long time. The kitchen, and photo #11 are my favorites. $2.6mil

    Santa Clara, CA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4101-Lick-Mill-Blvd-Santa-Clara-CA-95054/243209650_zpid/

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  34. 67drake67drake says: 185 comments
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    Racine County, WI

    1885 Italianate “farmhouse” in Wi. $375,000
    This went on the market this past week. I drove by it on my way to work and had to drag the wife back the next day for a look too! Beautiful area and views, but a little pricey for me. Oh, if I had the money!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/30315-State-Hwy-130-Lone-Rock-WI-53556/2085640922_zpid/

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  35. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    1927 Tudor Revival in Hammond, IN. That might be original kitchen cabinets, really cool tiled bathroom. $319,900

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6304-Forest-Ave_Hammond_IN_46324_M43914-67011

    If you are wondering why I don’t post this one, there are some photography companies that are too difficult to get approval from. I hate to not share great homes.

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  36. AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

    This 1932 Colonial Revival estate just popped up as a new listing in Monterey, MA priced at 1.85 million. It’s so unusual to see what appear to be original kitchens and baths. Gorgeous setting and views for miles.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11-Wellman-Rd_Monterey_MA_01245_M30433-61786?view=qv

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    • CandyCandy says: 138 comments
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      Carpentersville, IL

      Not in any way at all what I would set out to look for but just seeing it made me feel warm and safe… like everything is just fine. I could melt in to this place forever!

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      • NikkiNikki says: 20 comments

        I’m really scared that whomever buys it will tear it down due to it being right in the middle of our downtown area with so much going on with new construction. If you look at it on Google maps you will see why it was put on the Endangered list

    • Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

      That’s a nice house. I’d buy it today, over the internet, sight unseen, if I had the cash. I love the original bathrooms and original kitchen cabinets! But the views are what makes it worth the price. Yup, I’m off to buy my lottery ticket. Oh, and the pool is unique and really nice. I hate pools, but that one, I’ll take it!

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  37. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1901. This is a fantastic Brooklyn home. I know it’s expensive, as is most all property in this city. Lots of original fixtures, beautiful floors, and a really interesting wine cellar. $3.5mil

    Brooklyn, NY:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/125-Maple-St-Brooklyn-NY-11225/30664465_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Interesting always trumps expensive in my book. This house is decidedly interesting! Thanks Cora.

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  38. AvatarRandy C says: 422 comments
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    2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
    Olathe, KS

    I wouldn’t want the pool either, nor the acreage, but the views are spectacular. Not that any of that matters as my wallet is pretty flat at the moment.

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  39. AvatarSusan says: 4 comments

    https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/mi/dowagiac/410-courtland-street/pid_26093234/

    1888 mystery style. My husband and I have been puzzling over this house. He thinks its Italianate and I think a Queen Anne that got significant “modernizing” after the turn of the century. It has an unusual low buffet-type built-in cabinet in the dining room. It doesn’t quite match the inset dining room cabinet and I wonder if its a transplant from a butler’s pantry that no longer seems to exist.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
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      You may both be right to some degree! The basic form and the overhang are Italianate, missing the brackets, possibly the house at that location on the 1872 town map. The corner window bay is a Queen Anne feature, maybe added at the same time the interior was remodeled, in the 1890’s I’d guess. The window and door casings, and the built-in cupboard look to be from that period. The Prairie Style brick fireplace with cabinets, and the sideboard you mention are later work, 1915ish? The 1970’s kitchen adds another layer – I’d love to see the bathrooms, lol! It’s all good in a modest way.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      You’re both right IMO. Probably started as an Italianate; was drastically remodeled in the late 1890s, (Queen Anne); and then remodeled again 1910 – 1920, which is probably when it lost it’s brackets and gained the brick mantle. 🙂

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  40. AvatarMW says: 727 comments

    Speaking of Baltimore with that firehouse in the main listings, check out this nearby mansion. The Hutzler Mansion built in 1887, currently 11-12 bedrooms used as 4 apartments, 11.5K sf @ $885K.

    Doesn’t appear to have any garage or parking. But it does look like it might have a nice small rear yard and is adjacent to a park.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/36486680_zpid/size_sort/39.402774,-76.549988,39.170928,-76.725598_rect/12_zm/0_mmm/

    aerial view: https://goo.gl/maps/Ex2JW9b9d2p
    street view: https://goo.gl/maps/YowvsKUYPmn

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    • AvatarMW says: 727 comments

      Speaking again of the Baltimore firehouse, where did it go? It seems to have disappeared off the main listings. More photography rights or realtor drama?

      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/43-S-Carey-St-Baltimore-MD-21223/36517475_zpid/?fullpage=true

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I took it down, the agent was getting a lot of hate over the John Hopkins being within walking distance. I looked, there’s John Hopkins offices/doctors around including a hospital called “John Hopkins” within a 3 mile distance. They may not want to walk in Baltimore but it is within walking distance. And for some reason I’m also getting a lot of “Why did you post this?” crap from people, angry that I posted it due to the neighborhood and price. I took it down out of annoyance that people just cannot enjoy the architecture instead they have to act like I’ve ruined their day because I thought it was cool and added it to the site.

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        • AvatarMW says: 727 comments

          Sad some people have to be that way. I certainly thought it was cool, and yes, mostly for the architecture and possibilities. But I understand, if a posting leads to drama, maybe best to just shut it off than keep fighting it.

          I live in CA now, but when I was 2, the doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital saved my life. My uncle had to drive me 2 hours in a car to get me there. To this day, I’d gladly walk 50 miles to get there if I had to. Some people need to find more important things to complain about.

          Thanks for all you do Kelly, including putting up with all the behind the scenes drama. Keep posting the interesting off-beat stuff please though. Don’t give up! I for one do appreciate it.

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          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Glad they saved you! 🙂

            I probably should have just closed comments but I over worry. I wouldn’t want the agent to receive direct calls/emails saying some of the things they called him, giving OHD a bad name is not what I want.

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        • AvatarDonald Caskey says: 1 comments

          I love your site Kelly. Looking at the photo of all the wonderful homes is often the hi-light of my day. One of the many thing that strikes me about the homes posted is how diverse they are. There are Colonial,, Victorians, Bungalows, mid century modern, and many, more. They all have elements beauty and all at one time provided shelter and served as a home for some family. One of the things that I find difficult in the sight I are the comments used. People can be so cruel about someone else’s home. It’s rare to find a house you can move right into in. All homes have some faults. Some areas have higher taxes that pay for better schools and services. Also the majority of homes in this country lare found in cities. I’ve found that some of the most open, caring neighbors can be found in urban areas. I ‘be also found how many people have an inate fear of cities.
          I operated a B and B in Philadelphia for 25 years and was often amazed at guests surprise at the City not being Suburbia. They were coming to take advantage of all the amenities of a Urban environment it didn’t want to be around people different than themselves. I’m often reminded of this attitude in the Comments. We look at diverse houses in diverse neighborhoods. There are good homeowners in every neighborhood. We should celebrate the diversity and not make judgements without all the data. I often wonder how many homeowners are hurt by the words they read on the site. I know I would be hesitant to have my home scrutinized by some of the visitors to”Old House Dreaming”.
          Thank you for giving me the gift of dreaming!
          DRC

          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 710 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Which comments do you refer to? I need an example. I try my best not to allow those that would insult the owners.

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      • Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

        That is super cool and would make an amazing house or a business. Seems so sad it’s sat empty for a long time, I’m assuming from all the decay. Love the fire pole! Whose kids wouldn’t love that in their house?

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4718 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Truly an over-the-top interior. Amazingly intact inside as well but just the property taxes are over $16K annually. Thanks for sharing.

    • Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

      That is absolutely gobsmacking fabulous. “Over the top” only scratches the surface. Is that basketweave woodwork on the front stairway carved? The windows, the floors, ceilings, wainscotting, doors, even the elevator, wow oh wow oh wow. Hard to believe such a place exists. How did it survive intact all these decades? It’s a museum, not a house. It should be open to the public.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      WooooooW! Nice. I want to see the boiler! Heheheh. Thanks’ MW!

  41. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4718 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Thought I’d share a couple of “teasers” because they look interesting from the outside but lack interior photos with their listings. First is at 222 North Walnut in St. Marys, Ohio; a Queen Anne style home priced at $164,900 (no build date but likely 1890’s) https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/WRIST/425041/222-N-WALNUT-St-Saint-Marys-OH-45885 The listing indicates some interior alterations but without photos, who knows? St. Marys (pop. about 8,300) is in northwest Ohio north of Dayton.
    Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/ZHjERwphwuv

    Next, is this c. 1900 Queen Anne style home in the eastern Ohio riverside town of Marietta priced at $187,000: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/410-4th-St-Marietta-OH-45750/75125164_zpid/?fullpage=true The listing mentions granite countertops but the porch needs some help ASAP. Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/ivaiL5NRWvv The surrounding neighborhood looks nice.

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  42. NikkiNikki says: 20 comments

    Hiya guys so I just wanted to post this gem in here. It is actually on our Oklahoma Historic Preservation Endangered List we unveiled this Mon. I know the listing says pending but they do fall though all the time. Please take a look at the beauty! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/300-NE-3rd-St-Oklahoma-City-OK-73104/80913637_zpid/

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

      Oh, the stories that house could tell! It looks almost like someone got up and left in the middle of the Great Depression. That kitchen and bathrooms and some of the furniture look like they are original to the 1928 house! It’s sad to see the decay, but the house has been loved. I hope it gets bought by someone who appreciates all its charms. Love the original sink in the kitchen!

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 346 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      I hope the kitchen and bathrooms (and that mural) survive the transition…

    • AvatarBungalowgirl says: 153 comments

      My heart goes out to this gem! The BATHROOMS, Kitchen, and even some of the furniture left there had me swooning… What an incredible house.

  43. AvatarMel says: 5 comments

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3566-W-128th-St-Cleveland-OH-44111/33361657_zpid/

    This house is so cute!!!!!! 1925, 2 bedroom adorableness. It looks like it was updated once in the 60s and then never touched again including the furniture and appliances. did I mention it’s only $94k? Too many people do way too much remodeling with poorly done additions to smaller homes that you can almost never find a quality two bedroom house, it’s a dying breed. It should definitely be appreciated when you find something like this 😍

    • Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

      I’d buy that house only if they throw in the TV!! What a time capsule! And an original bungalow kitchen complete with metal-edged linoleum countertop! And original cabinets and backsplash. And that bathroom with the tile tub surround! I’ve never seen that before, but I love it! What a great house! I’m sorry they replaced the windows, but other than that, it’s amazingly intact and well-preserved for the next owner. I hope it’s sold to an old house lover, who keeps that precious kitchen and bathroom!

  44. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1922. Very “deco-ish.” (probably not the correct description but that’s the first word that came to mind). Lots of eye candy – the ceilings are jaw-dropping. I also love the windows, the staircase detail and the dining room built-in. $595K

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/304-N-Bluff-St-Wichita-KS-67208/2088835688_zpid

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    • Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

      That’s an amazing house! I’d call it prairie style, but those windows are wonderful, and yes they do look art deco. I don’t quite get the ceiling decorations — do you think those are original to the house? I love how they integrated the deco/prairie designs into the kitchen! It’s beautiful! The triangular shapes from the windows all over the place, including the island! I love the marble walled bathrooms and those original bathtubs.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 544 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      WOW. “Prairie” or “Wrightian” are the words you’re looking for. This is absolutely stunning! I’ve admired the exterior of this house before, but had no idea that the interior was so sophisticated… thanks for sharing this!

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      FANTASTIC…as Charlie Brown used to say. I love to see a house be so intigril (sp) inside and out. Very special indeed.

  45. AvatarJoe says: 636 comments

    What happened to the firehouse in Baltimore? I can’t find it any more and was going to look at it.

  46. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1917. Gorgeous stone cottage. Mediterranean influences, great woodwork, fab vintage bathroom. Too much to type. $275K

    Chicago, IL
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7300-S-Michigan-Ave-Chicago-IL-60619/4004806_zpid/

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  47. AvatarBungalowgirl says: 153 comments

    I just found this article in my Weekly New England Genealogy Newsletter, and felt that I should share it here.

    This house is in Reading, Massachusetts, and according to Zillow, sold on 06/11/18, but is now being listed as endangered, according to this article, dated Feb. 28, 2019.

    It was built in the mid-1800’s, and its genealogy/history is listed in the article. The current picture in the article shows it with the lot clear cut of all vegetation, but the Zillow ad shows all of the vegetation on the lot before that was all culled. I hope that the article comes through on the link.

    https://reading.wickedlocal.com/news/20190304/historic-reading-home-faces-demolition

    https://www.localheadlinenews.com/historic-reading-home-faces-demolition-unless-new-buyer-is-found/

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24-Grove-St-Reading-MA-01867/57103251_zpid/

  48. AvatarSandy B says: 452 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Not sure if any of these have been posted before, but here goes anyway….

    $219,000, Brownsville, TN, delightful 1867 Center-Gable Gothic Revival, almost wedding cake house. Doesn’t look like much to do to move in and love. Wonderful sweeping staircase and nice high ceilings. Looks like it’s between Memphis and Nashville.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/823-W-Main-St-Brownsville-TN-38012/41548913_zpid/?utm_source=Yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=addresssearch

    $134,900, Fitzgerald, GA, 1939 Sears Craftsman bungalow in great condition. For those who love these……ideal..!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/702-S-Lee-St-Fitzgerald-GA-31750/232314421_zpid/?utm_source=Yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=addresssearch

    $700,000, Charlotte Courthouse, VA. Historic Reg./VA Landmark with historic barn and brick kiln as well on almost 35 acres with bold creek. Has some lovely chandeliers. I like there seems to be no additions. Lovely house.

    $388,500, Cumberland, VA. 1720, on 67.38 acres. Nice early house that could easily be brought back to an earlier 18th-century-loveliness. I’d think about removing the front porch.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/783-Sports-Lake-Rd-Cumberland-VA-23040/2085562898_zpid/?utm_source=Yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=addresssearch

  49. AvatarMississippi Dude says: 33 comments

    Kelly, there is another house in. Greencastle, Indiana, currently for sale. It’s a mansion-grade Italianate, built in 1879, consisting of 5,000 square feet for 165,000.The woodwork in this house is unpainted in one of the most unique styles I have ever seen. The address is 203 N. College Ave. Greencastle, Indiana.

    It bears looking at:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/203-N-College-Ave_Greencastle_IN_46135_M30797-65263

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