March 8, 2019 Link Exchange

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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, mailed from Bronson, Michigan in 1907. “Dear Cousin-:I will send you a postal of our residance. The one in white is Maude and the other is Iva and Ma. Bronson, Mich. From Mrs. Reynolds.” Address to “Mr. J.H. Baker, Freeland, Sagnaw County, Mich.” (Yes, it’s exactly how they spelled it.) The home still stands at 227 Winona St in Bronson but is looking a little sad. Street View. I may have went a little crazy with the photos of Maude, there were many more of her than Iva or Mary.

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    • MikeMike says: 181 comments

      Kelly, I love this!! It gives a sense of “attachment” to a house when you know it’s history. Thank you for sharing this!

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

      Gosh, hard to believe it’s the same house. Sad is right. But I love the photos & info on the family over time! Thanks for looking it all up, Kelly. In its day it was well kept and looked loved — if everybody lived there at once, must have been full up too. Nice little slice of life over 100 years.

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    • AvatarCarolyn says: 259 comments
      Grand Rapids, MI

      Oh my gosh, that is crazy! We moved to Bronson when I was in high school and where I lived for 12 years after I married. It’s where we bought and restored 2 of our homes. With only 2000 people I probably know a lot of the relatives of this family.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1882 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      Love the dog’s ears, pictured w. Iva. And provided my math is correct, Iva lived to be about 80, but Maude lived to be 94-95 y.o.! Clesson… have never heard that first name before, although I rather like it. Maybe it had been an ancestor’s surname?
      I think it may mostly be the porch’s changes over the years which makes the house’s newer iteration look sad. The original porch was open & its ‘lattice’ work very fancy!

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

      Every old house past a certain age has a story to tell about the people who called it home. It’s challenging to find the history of the original family as you have with the Bronson, MI, house so special thanks for the extra effort. Current old house owners often know little or nothing about the people who lived there before them. But through diligent research, some surprising information can surface that helps to better understand the house itself. Thank you very much for finding this information; if it were mine, I’d certainly appreciate knowing something about the people who had lived there before me.

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      • heidiheidi says: 137 comments

        I researched my homes history and it was fun and VERY entertaining.
        My home was built by a widow, who had her second child with the (married) builder of the home. Ran a dress shop, that employed 6 women, out of the side room of the home. Eventually married and had a third baby. That husband was tried for murdering a man he killed in a tavern.
        I became friends with her grandson on Facebook. He was a fountain of info.
        I highly recommend taking the time to find out the history

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        • AvatarLinda says: 3 comments

          What are some websites or other ways to find out the history of a house? I grew up in a house built in 1821, which my parents still live in, and I am curious where or how to start researching. Thank you

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

            Linda, I initially learned the basics of my 1802 house’s history by researching the prior deeds in the county clerk’s office. It is a fairly simple skill to learn to do this, as most deeds reference past owners – i.e., “being the same premises conveyed by John Jones to Mary Smith on [date], liber(book) #[ ], page #[ ].” A clerk can show you how to find the books, and you just keep working backward as far as the records go.

            Another source is your town historian and local library, past copies of local newspapers, etc. Also, past census records are easily accessed online. Many community colleges offer credit-free classes in researching genealogy and house histories.

            There is hopefully a wealth of material out there for you. Good luck with your search!

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  2. AvatarGardenStater says: 64 comments

    Just found out about the lovely town of Parsons, KS. Not sure when this house was build–I’m guessing circa 1910. But the price is right!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1420-Morgan-Ave_Parsons_KS_67357_M85600-23404?view=qv

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

    Hi everyone, TGIF!

    Here’s a chateau from my area in the Loire Valley (in Gizeux, a town close to OHDOverseas’ manor in St Nicolas de Bourgueil). The price tag is high (1.7 m€) but i like the paintings, especially the first room with painted beams. http://www.frenchestateagents.com/french-property-for-sale/view/95174GAN37/chateau-for-sale-in-gizeux-indre-et-loire-centre-france

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  4. AvatarBethany otto says: 2663 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    This home in Escondido, CA (1916; $625k) has some updates but a lot of original beauty remains and what’s been done has been done beautifully. The price is a bit high in my humble opinion as a resident of the town who knows the area; most people with this much to spend probably aren’t going to look at small houses in the historic district.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Old-Escondido-Historic-District-Escondido-CA/fsba,fsbo,fore,cmsn_lt/house,mobile,land_type/139972142_zpid/761556_rid/mostrecentchange_sort/33.134891,-117.045508,33.09715,-117.10413_rect/13_zm/X1.dash.SS.dash.u4b7u6a4jxf9_5kvb6_sse/0_mmm/1_fr/

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

      Scrumptious cottage. I’d do some serious redecorating without touching its original goodies. Love the kitchen woodwork. Great light throughout the house. I’m nuts for the gardens, front and back, and its adorable gate with arbor. The price is a bit of a gulp.

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  5. AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

    WOW look at the high gloss shine on that rocking chair in full view of the stairs!

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  6. AvatarHarleysmom says: 86 comments
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    Windsor, CA

    Home for sale near me in Healdsburg,CA. Lots of original details. Great area, walking distance to the plaza, and near the old Carnegie library (now a museum). It’s pricey for sure but thats Sonoma County Wine country. WAY WAY out of my price range, just hope whoever buys it restores it.
    https://www.sothebyshomes.com/Sonoma-Real-Estate/sales/21828969-315-Fitch-Street-Healdsburg-CA-95448

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    • MikeMike says: 181 comments

      Great house, most of the interior is pristine, so it makes me wonder what is up with the two or three rooms with the peeling paint…and why do people plant trees up against the foundation?

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    • AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

      What a wonderful Craftsman! We just don’t have much of anything like that where I live. While I am a New Englander through and through, I could happily see myself in a California bungalow like this one.

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

      I hope whoever buys it barely touches it! Wow. Lots of original details mos def Harleysmom. Good eye. This house is very much as it was new; and a super rarity out there because of that, (especially still in great shape). The untouched, original airplane is RADski! What a nice surprise XXtra space underneath as well. Fingers crossed the buyer appreciates what they have there and tread lightly: very lightly. Great table and chairs to sweeten the deal perhaps? 🙂

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  7. AvatarSarah M says: 48 comments

    I stumbled across this listing in Eureka, CA. Built in 1882, it’s in foreclosure and up for auction. I adore the high ceilings, windows, and light fixtures in this house. I hope someone buys it and restores it to its original glory. https://www.hubzu.com/property/0007131397007-735-15th-St-Eureka-CA-95501?utm_source=Zillow&utm_medium=PaidReferral&utm_campaign=BAU%7cNational%7cNB%7cGeneric%7cz&utm_term=All&utm_content=PDP%7cPDP%7cz%7cREFERRAL_00000002&WT.mc_id=REFERRAL_00000002

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    • Avatarpeeweebc says: 858 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      that is a beautiful home. I’m glad it wasn’t trashed, I see so many foreclosure homes that are.

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  8. MikeMike says: 181 comments

    Kelly, if this sort of question is not allowed, then please delete this. I am wondering if any of our old house design sleuths might possibly recognize the house at this link: https://www.mihp.org/2013/01/403-s-market-st/#foobox-1/1/403-s-market-st-3.jpg There were at least two identical houses built in the same town in the 1880s/1890s; of the three, one was demolished, one was remuddled almost beyond recognition in the 60s, and this one. Until recently, I had assumed that it must have been designed locally. We were driving on an interstate a few hundred miles from home last month when I saw a house identical to this standing in a field, a few yards from the highway. I even did an illegal U-turn to confirm that it was identical, and except for an addition built on the rear, it was the same house. I have found similar houses in plan books from that era, but never this exact house. Any clues?

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

      Mike, Houses of this kind were built over a fairly long period of time from the mid 1890’s to around 1910. I feel you are correct in presuming it to be from a plan book design. In the aforementioned time period, there were published house plans from scores of architects and firms so identifying the particular firm that sold these plans would be difficult at best. Some possible firms would be William A. Radford. J. H. Daverman, Herbert Caleb Chivers, M.L. Keith, Fred Hodgson, George W. Payne, as well as several lesser known firms/architects. Some of the early designs by Chicago House Wrecking (that really was their name) are similar as well. Wish I could pin the design down but there is no site that I’m aware of that uses image recognition software to come up with possible design matches. I wish there were…

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  9. AvatarAlex says: 7 comments

    1967 Contemporary – $215,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23438-Forest-Ln-Elkhart-IN-46516/50592623_zpid/

    I went to an estate sale here yesterday, the pictures don’t do it justice because they haven’t even photographed a few rooms. It was remarkably untouched except for a few things: new kitchen cabinets which although nice, don’t really jive with the overall house and beige carpet in the bedrooms, which I believe might be covering up parquet flooring. Pretty much all the lighting in the house appears to be exclusively from the 1967 MOE catalog (mainly the “Contemporary” section: https://www.scribd.com/document/109986346/Moe-Light-Catalog-1967?query=moe+catalog+1967 )

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

    I really need to create a page for OHD readers pets (and your old homes), I’d love to see them (is this something y’all would like?) A couple of people have commented on my updated comment pic, thought I’d (re)introduce Lucy, left and Sissy, right.
    Unfortunately they aren’t best friends, more like acquaintances that tolerate each other. These are my chair mates EVERY SINGLE working day. 😀

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1882 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      Yes, I vote yes!! For both our pets & our old homes, on a if-you’d-like-to basis, of course. Would be fun, and give another dimension to the people here, IMO.
      Pets to Lucy & Sissy. 🐶🐶

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    • AvatarJulie says: 33 comments

      Aw! Lucky you! What little sweeties!

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

      You know the old saying about being careful what you wish for? Introducing Vinnie: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/27497005758/ who disappeared last September (presumed deceased) but has since been replaced with another one that our son was unable to care for. Yeah, I know, WEIRD, but nonetheless truly capable of showing affection and emotional attachment.

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    • AvatarBethany otto says: 2663 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Kelly, that would be AMAZING. In this age of online friendships like those created through OHD, it would be so great to give each other a little glimpse more of who we are.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 857 comments

      That would be super cool! Both for pets and houses! Love your 2 dogs!

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  11. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1882 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    1928, $289,900; rather unusual architecture (Spanish-y) for Albany (and the rest of upstate), NY. I love the foyer’s tiling, and the tiled roof.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Rosemont-St-Albany-NY-12203/29641220_zpid/

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

    They’re cute little pals for you! Too bad they aren’t great buds, but at least they do tolerate one another. We all need chair mates, don’t we? Glad you have such good ones!

    I’d LOVE to see people’s pets and show off my own 4-footers.

    P.S. I don’t know how this comment got out of order, but what the heck!

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

    Taos NM, 1875, $1.95 million, a compound of main house, 2 casitas, & a somewhat psychedelic studio. Territorial style with Spanish and Greek Revival elements; a 21st-century renovation added a little but it is still stylish with interesting historic components. https://circaoldhouses.com/property/historic-taos-territorial-compound/

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    • AmerikiwiAmerikiwi says: 198 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      I absolutely love every last thing about this place -thanks for sharing and hopefully one day I can go to Taos.

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    • AvatarStevenF says: 770 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      This is a very special little house. I love how thick that front wall with the arched windows is. The living room is delightful. The only thing I’d change is the kitchen and maybe the exterior color.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 857 comments

      so warm and inviting!!

  14. AmerikiwiAmerikiwi says: 198 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    This week I am concentrating on the Dunedin area in the South Island which my husband are going to in August to visit and consider as a place to retire. It has a lot to offer – a hilly setting overlooking a harbour, a vibrant arts and cultural scene and home to the country’s oldest and most pretigious university. It also has the steepest residential street in the world (Baldwin Street). There is a strong Scottish influence (Dunedin is Gaelic for Edinburgh) and is full of old stone buildings as well as plenty of old homes. We are even renting one of them during our stay.

    I love this home in the South Island city of Dunedin and everything about it. It’s pre-1914 (for some reason little emphasis is put on the age of homes here in New Zealand so it’s not unsual for official information on an old home to just say pre-1914). It has beautiful wood floors, fireplaces and windows, a compact but nice kitchen with open fireplace,ornate ceilings, a small but beautiful garden and courtyard and if I lived there I would be very, very interested. It is priced at $US392,000.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3495153

    Also in Dunedin is “Bishopsgrove” which was built in the 1870s for the 1st Anglican Bishop of Dunedin but has been a family home for some years now. The grand entrance hall and stairway are of such significance that it is protected by Heritage New Zealand. Two large living areas, grand dining room, library/study and 5 large bedrooms. Beautiful grounds with native and exotic trees, wildflower meadows, native bush walks, glow worms and a waterfall complete the picture and as if all of this was not enough there is also a two bedroom bluestone gatehouse. It is up for Negotiation and I was not able to find a council valuation for a price guide but obviously it will be in the 7 figures.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3512251

    “Burnside”, a Scottish gentleman’s residence built circa 1900 near Oamaru which is about an hour and a half north of Dunedin. Stunning Victorian exterior with large veranda and inside there are 25 rooms (12 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms) encircling an octagonal great hall, rose glass clerestory windows, lots of original woodwork,servants quarters and detached and fully refurbished Coach House. U.S.$987,000.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3394166

    Very picturesque 2 storey 1905 Victorian in Oamaru.Formal dining and living areas, conservatory, 4 bedrooms with balconies, pretty gardens and trees. Buyer enquiries over $US473,000.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3498889

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  15. AvatarCharlesB says: 411 comments

    Class, taste, and restrained opulence for $36,900: 1916 Colonial Revival in Mansfield, OH:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/ohio/richland/mansfield/11767793/78-carpenter-rd.html

    The quintessential 1840s house that looks like it stepped out of a Currier & Ives print for $69,000 (Salem, NJ):

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/277-E-Broadway_Salem_NJ_08079_M57404-64684?view=qv

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  16. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    A Very Happy Friday to you all!

    1885 Queen Anne, Marion, IL 215,000

    I love the fanciful staircase with ornamental light, the beautiful doors and windows. My apologies if this has been posted before, but I do not recall seeing that staircase before.

    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/501-S-Market-St-Marion-IL-62959/84872231_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=3ed6609f-747e-4936-811b-34723ecce9d2~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1837 Bethuel Nye home, Sandwich, MA 359,000

    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/21-Liberty-St-Sandwich-MA-02563/55923993_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=9870d619-150d-40d2-be20-28ea78cca583~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1672,1757 Major Joeseph Hosmer home, Concord, MA, 995,000

    From Wikipedia:
    The Joseph Hosmer House is a historic First Period house located at 572 Main Street in Concord, Massachusetts.
    Description and history
    The house is a 2 1⁄2-story timber-frame structure, with a large central chimney and an eastern ell. Its construction history is unclear: the halves of the main block (on either side of the chimney) may have been built at the same time, or the eastern half may have been built at the same time the eastern ell (originally a separate structure) was added c. 1757. Stylistic evidence suggests that the oldest portion of the main block was built c. 1672, with the rest of the house dating to around 1757, when it was assembled by Major Joseph Hosmer.[2]
    The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 9, 1990.[1]
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/572-Main-St-Concord-MA-01742/166023638_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=696fd154-a924-4c1a-b785-42aab91cf1d7~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1803 Cape, Cummington, MA, 79,000

    Poor old home in need of a lot of work. It sits in a beautiful area in a lovely small Berkshire town with a wonderful country fair at the end of August.

    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/11-Lightning-Bug-Rd-Cummington-MA-01026/57006243_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=973b75c7-e0d4-4d02-b81a-0cc7c629e1f3~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

      You’d almost want to buy the last one just to be able to tell people that your address is Ligntning Bug Rd.

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

      I’d love to live in the Hosmer house; it looks just marinated in time & so much of it original. The last house breaks my heart — it’s criminal to let it fall apart, and all that hand-cut timber and toil go to waste.

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

      An absolute OHD home run there in Marion, Il Kimberly! Nicely done! Wow. That place is a nearly untouched masterwork of antique spaces in nearly perfect states of preserve of original condition. Wow. My favorite space is the bead boarded 1/2 story above the kitchen with it’s little back stair winding up. That room was likely the bedroom of the cook/maid. Niiiiice. A solid, and architecturally delightful home in seemingly splendid condition. If I’ve ever seen a highly decorative, super ornate, Victorian stair like that without a, (I guess), “traditional” banister, I do not remember it at all. Wow. The porches are not original; but I would not touch either one, save to put them back on the level and do the work to make them last another 100 years. I very strongly suppose the upper glassed in porch was constructed for the therapeutic benefit of tuberculosis patient/s in the family. I see them from time to time and can identify them from having watched this great doc., (highly reccomended):
      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4385638/

      Great windows; woodwork; patina; fixtures; floors; exterior; you name it.
      Super interesting house! Thanks’ Kimberly. 🙂

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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        1980 board & batten modern

        Rosewater, I appreciate your comments. I always learn so much from all of you. Here, you bring out more detail than I knew. Smile

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

          Yeah it’s a real winner there Kimberly. Maybe you can tell when I’m really trying to sell our gracious host on a particular casa. Heheheh.

          I also love it when folks mention something interesting I missed; was unaware of; or when I thought I knew something and it turns out someone else knew better. Love it when a lively thread yields great historic information, pix, and a lively discussion, about one or many aspects of a place as well. I most certainly don’t claim to be an old house expert; but I’ve been geeked out on such things since I’m a kid. One of my earliest distinct memories as a very youngster was My Mother driving my baby brother and I up Washington Ave. from church service and Sunday school At St. Paul’s Eps. in Evansville, IN, and mentioning so as we past the house she grew up in. She likely said “this is where mommy grew up” casually; but when I turned and saw that tower, I wanted to have my bedroom WAY up there – yesterday, and have ever since. Heheheh. The house is razed now, but my passion for history; architecture and design; and carriage houses with steeples; etc.; has only grown with each passing day. I have a “psychic” sense of time and place when I see many of these buildings; and seeing so many of them over a lifetime, (my eyes are always peeled for buildings, etc.), has continued to make my passion for them grow more and more acute as the years pass. Since the beginning of widespread photography and on-line marketing of property my knowledge and delight in this “hobby” has grown remarkably. Books were great, but the constant flow of house flesh on the net has been a gift from god for the obsessed like myself. 🙂

          I am not accredited by any institution for having matriculated in the study of art, architecture, design, history, or technology as it relates to buildings; but I know a little. 😉 Just saying.

          I’m always happy to answer any question from anyone who has already Googled it and still has questions; or discuss in detail any interesting house.

          Cheers Kimberly – all!

          Stockfleth house Evansville, IN, photo year 1904:
          https://flic.kr/p/78x3vL

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      • JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
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        Yes, exceptional! Built for lumber dealer James M. Aikman and the home of his family until 1950. The Sanborns show the porches and sunroom were built before his death in 1921 at 65, so you may be right about TB. The beadboard room (with window) looks to be the attic though, still cool.

        Some history and a poor 1904 photo before the new porches:
        https://www.mihp.org/2014/01/aikman-james-m-1856-1921-501-s-market-st/

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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          1980 board & batten modern

          JimH, thank you for the added history! One of my favorite things about these houses is the human evolution that passes thru them.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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        1980 board & batten modern

        I just requested the documentary from our library. I would like to learn more about the tb epidemick.

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

      That Marion, IL, house is a knockout – Thanks for sharing it!

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

      Never seen such stairs before!! Amazing find!

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

    An early Tudor revival, 1918, with an unusual green tile roof. It has lots of walnut inside which has miraculously survived the ax and the painter’s brush. Being sold “in its present condition”, which is hopefully where the new owner will leave it.

    $870K Mission Hills, KS https://www.reecenichols.com/homes-for-sale/5708-State-Line-Road-Mission-Hills-KS-66208-268779915

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

    Kelly, I am doing cartwheels (well, in my mind anyway) over this week’s house & family pictures. I LOVE THIS STUFF.
    Here are a few houses:
    1880 Queen Anne in North Adams, MA for $335,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/182-E-Main-St-North-Adams-MA-01247/200234140_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1925 in Chicopee, MA for $209,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20-Stearns-Ter-Chicopee-MA-01013/56153586_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Another cool house from the McKnight Historical District of Springfield, MA. The listing says it was built in 1903, but the National Historic Register plaque says 1888.
    1888 Queen Anne in Springfield, MA $179,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/172-Thompson-St-Springfield-MA-01109/56231164_zpid/?fullpage=true
    Condo in Rutland VT, 1869 Second Empire $199,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24-S-Main-St-UNIT-1-Rutland-VT-05701/250910778_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  19. AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

    Hi all—

    Another slow week on new area listings so, I’ve dug a little deeper to show you what’s out here in snowbound New England.

    First up is this unusual 1850 Gothic Revival cottage in Granville, MA listed for $425k. So much curb appeal.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/697-Main-Rd_Granville_MA_01034_M30246-45114?view=qv

    Next is a lovely Shingle Style country house with it’s original coach house in Norfolk, Ct listed at 975k. I always hate to see a Shingle Style house painted, but I can forgive this one. Be sure to view the virtual tour, it makes more sense than just the pictures.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/106-Greenwoods-Rd-E_Norfolk_CT_06058_M37381-97237?view=qv

    A 1906 Adirondack style cottage on the water in Salisbury, Ct listed for 1.5 million. I like how everything is sort of just “make do”. And I expect it’s gonna take a very specific person to purchase this one.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/178-S-Shore-Rd_Salisbury_CT_06068_M47908-44893?view=qv

    Lastly, this 1799 Federal Colonial in Roxbury, Ct is listed at $349k. I’ve long admired this house and I hope someone fixes up the barn at the roadside. To buy into Roxbury at this price is hard to do.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8-Southbury-Rd_Roxbury_CT_06783_M49188-84374?view=qv

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    • SueSue says: 303 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Don the Gothic Revival is soooo amazing on the outside. I was a little disappointed with the inside. I wanted it to be just as fanciful as the exterior.

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    • AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      The Granville Gothic is an adorable dollhouse…….I’ll take it!!!

  20. AvatarWendi Sue says: 74 comments

    Love the 1st pic and the woman on the left with the bare feet.

  21. SueSue says: 303 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    More from CT.

    This is a 1910 cutie for 79,900. They are calling it a colonial but it isn’t one. A great fixer upper in high priced CT.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/501-Riverside-Ave_Torrington_CT_06790_M40130-49738?ex=CT615883273#photo0

    This is the Jabez Comstock Homestead-Built in 1790. There are 6 working fireplaces and 2 of them have beehive ovens. There is an adorable windowed gazebo and lots of outbuildings. 399,900

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2-Town-St_East-Haddam_CT_06423_M33934-90665?ex=CT617001545

    For this price clearly there is work to be done on this center chimney Colonial that was built in 1739 but it is so charming and in such a lovely spot. It has in interesting history. It’s been a a tea house, a boarding house for Morris Academy students and a tavern. It still has the original 12 on 12 windows (to which my husband would say “Oh boy think of the drafts.”) and glorious wide plank floors. Lot’s to love here. It’s been on the market over a year.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/28-West-St_Morris_CT_06763_M46742-61709?ex=CT606081013

    LOVE this 1780 Colonial. Sooo charming. Kitchen however is apartment size but at this price you can expand. Nice low taxes. Well low for CT. 275,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/227-Main-St_Hampton_CT_06247_M37198-44267?ex=CT607248669

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    • AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

      Sue, we definitely have similar tastes. I’ve been meaning to post that Torrington house for some time. Nice little cottage. The Morris house I’ve posted before, seems they built a Dollar General to the right of it, and while it really doesn’t affect the house, nobody seems to want to live next to a Dollar General. Everyone out here was horrified it sort of crept through zoning and sort of came out of nowhere. They’ve pushed another one through in Woodbury, which is a damn shame. The quoins on that Hampton house, wowsa! That is one beautiful place.

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      • SueSue says: 303 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        I don’t think I mind the dollar store Don. It’s not as if it is right on the property line. I do adore the Hampton house and the price is perfect but I am not sure Jeff will want to commute that far to Farmington. I will go look at it.

        • AvatarDon Richards says: 106 comments

          I used to commute to Canton which is one town over from Farmington. It took me about 45 minutes on back roads. You may want to consider the Morris house. Good luck!

          • SueSue says: 303 comments
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            1802 Cape
            ME

            Goodness. Wow. Jeff is commuting from Southbury now. It’s taking him 45 minutes to get to his office. I have a friend that wants us to move to Winchester because she says the community is so nice. Something important to Jeff and I since we are so social. It seems a bit of a hike though. Closer to Farmington, higher the prices. Plus trying to be in a town where the taxes don’t kill us.
            Thank you for your well wishes. I will keep the faith we will find what we need and love.

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

      Sue,

      I don’t know how you could resist buying the Jabez Comstock homestead, it’s awesome! And if I remember right, it fits your criteria.

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      • SueSue says: 303 comments
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        1802 Cape
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        Natira121, I have three horses that a property has to be able to accommodate or be made to accommodate horses in a way that is healthy for them. The Jabez Comstock house is at the top of our budget which doesn’t give me a lot of wiggle room to add to. BUT, it is still on my list. I will go look at it.

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

      Hear, hear, natria! That is a very handsome property yessir. I don’t know a whole lot about these early Colonials; but I believe those fine stone fireplaces are pretty darn rare in houses of this age, style, and location. Those are great. The quality, neutral, updates are a big plus. The octagonal tea house is RAD! Want. Thanks’ Sue.

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      • SueSue says: 303 comments
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        1802 Cape
        ME

        The tea house was the cherry on the sundae.

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

          Just having another look at this great house Sue. It didn’t dawn on me the first time that this house is built right into a bank! I know I’ve never seen one of these houses built that way before. Cool! Guess that explains the stone fireplaces with their great boulder stones. Those stones were hewn right on the spot out of the excavated hillside and laid right up there. The base of the center stack is (surely) a rough cube of un-excavated granite with the brick and fill around it to form the ground floor fireplaces, and then brick the rest of the way up. Wish we could see the original stone window well details at the back: you can see them in the back pix.. Really special IMO. Thanks’ again Sue.

          • SueSue says: 303 comments
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            1802 Cape
            ME

            It’s very special. It’s the price. We would have to do the numbers. It needs a barn and all that pasture refenced.

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  22. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    This one doesn’t have a build date nor price listed…because it’s for rent! Fabulous details remain. The kitchen and bath are sooooo neat! I’m guessing this was built around 1920?

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/401-N-Pershing-St-Wichita-KS-67208/77344576_zpid

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

      Stunnnningly beautiful, quality exterior on that house Cora. That may be the prettiest Craftsman curb appeal I’ve ever seen. The way they captured the spirit of the color story of that gorgeous roof in the exterior trim color choices is really admirable. Just gorge.

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  23. AvatarScott Cunningham says: 375 comments

    My “alley neighbor” is for sale. Listed sunday, under contract for offer over the asking price by Thursday. A great example of what a bit of vision and elbow grease can create out of a simple old home.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/212-Vine-St-Leavenworth-KS-66048/77228004_zpid/

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

      Very nicely done. Tasteful and crisp. I keep a pretty close eye on Leavenworth listings and I missed this one completely.

      How goes the work on your home?

    • SueSue says: 303 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Wow. I can see why it sold so fast.

  24. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family https://g.co/kgs/CBqQiC
    In an earlier post, there was a house possibly linked to the Livingston family. I offer here a book I have out from the library. I am enjoying my way thru this book. The land was acquired in the late 17th century, some 160,000 . Late 18th century and now up to 240,000 acres, the land began to be divided up amongst the heirs, and so we come upon a book filled with many amazing homes, starting with Clermont 1730. 35 houses in total taken on in this lovely book.

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  25. NonaKNonaK says: 152 comments
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    Austin, TX

    New listings from Galveston, TX.
    1897 Victorian – $345,000 – 1,624sf – Beautiful woodwork. Interesting use of doors for window coverings. Great bathroom.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/514-16th-St_Galveston_TX_77550_M78282-86356?ex=TX643038103&view=qv
    1891 Victorian with 9.48 acres – West End of the island – $685,000 – 2,825sf – Stained glass, library and unpainted woodwork. Pretty cargo lift.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/13330-Settegast-Rd_Galveston_TX_77554_M80335-53984?ex=TX643015367#photo15
    1904 Victorian – $389,500 – 2,282sf – Nice porch and stairway. Stained glass and arched doorways.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1819-Sealy-St_Galveston_TX_77550_M86352-86638?ex=TX642915667#photo34
    1886 Victorian – $649,500 – 3,096sf – Lots of original features. Nice kitchen renovation.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1923-Avenue-M_Galveston_TX_77550_M77874-32917?ex=TX642791583#photo2

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    • AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      The last one is scrumptious……love the colors chosen, the exterior and the interior rooms are just lovely. That kitchen is so well done. I can’t imagine this one staying on the market long. Really makes me want to visit Galveston!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    • SueSue says: 303 comments
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      Oh my the kitchen in the 1923 Avenue M is spectacular. I really love the whole house. So lovely.

      The staircase and curved doorways in the 1819 Sealy St are amazing. What a nice house.

      Yet the Victorian island estate comes with laying hens, a peacock and “A bad goose”. Perfect.

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  26. AvatarCeleste says: 10 comments

    Please; I want to stop coming suddenly to the picture of the remodeled kitchen and bathrooms when I am absolutely positive that I and everyone on this awesome site would have preferred the before pictures. It’s jarring and heartbreaking.
    A couple of SW Florida Mediterranean manses…

    Sarasota, FL 1.2M. 1924
    Beautifully maintained, not a whole lot of original but worth a look, I think. Gorgeous kitchen. I’m not sure if one of the bathrooms is original but it’s adorable nonetheless.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3008-Bay-Shore-Rd_Sarasota_FL_34234_M53170-43573?view=qv

    Sarasota, Fl 4.9M 1936
    Mediterranean extravaganza
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/25-S-Washington-Dr_Sarasota_FL_34236_M55319-56264?view=qv

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  27. AvatarCeleste says: 10 comments

    I love that last Galveston house. Anything built before 1900 survived that massive hurricane. There’s a great book about it by the name of ‘Isaacs Storm’

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  28. AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Just noticed I posted these in last weeks comments instead of yesterday’s….sorry, hope it’s okay to repost…..

    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

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

      Thanks for sharing. I really like the scroll-sawn “carpenter’s lace” on the Brownsville, TN, Gothic Revival cottage. It’s rare to find fretwork from that long ago that is as well preserved as seen on this house.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Cumberland is so beautiful and simple and interesting photography. All very good contributions!

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

      I would like the bed that was left behind in the Brownsville house please. Really nice, intact gingerbread trim. Bet there are some fun stories of parties in that back patio area!

  29. AvatarStevenF says: 770 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Wow sandy, these are some solid finds. thanks for posting. I think you forgot to add the courthouse link though.

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

    Here is an interesting 1918 (looks much earlier to me?) stone house on 42 acres in the unique and well-known Catskill Mountains/ Hudson Valley NY community of Woodstock. The property includes a number of intriguing outbuildings, consistent with what one might hope for in a Woodstock property, and all for $850,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2091-Glasco-Tpke-Woodstock-NY-12498/32885305_zpid/

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  31. AvatarNancy says: 34 comments

    Courthouse address is: 3704 Woodfork Rd

  32. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

    Middleburg Plantation – Built in 1697 by Benjamin Simons, additions 1717 and c.1800 – said to be the oldest frame house in SC. Fun fact – currently owned by the guy who founded Moe’s and Planet Smoothie.
    $5.85M – posted for the pics

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/356-Middleburg-Ln_Huger_SC_29450_M61155-26523

    https://south-carolina-plantations.com/berkeley/middleburg.html

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      What a beautiful place inside and out. Very entertaining! Thank you

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    • JulieJulie says: 21 comments
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      I’m kind of in love with this house. I’m curious to know the story behind the name etched into the window. It looks to say “Annie Simons(?) Ball, her room, 1898-1902”. The second link you posted mentioned an etching, but said that it was done by a British general during the Revolutionary War in the late 1700’s, but that doesn’t fit with the photo in the listing. Maybe there are two etchings and the older one wasn’t shown? Either way, this place is overflowing with history, and I love that the timeline of events and ownership transfer is available. It makes you wish that walls could talk!

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

    It pains me to not being able to post this Chicago Tudor Revival, $275,000 built 1917. Green tiled bathroom, unpainted woodwork with beamed ceiling. Didn’t catch a kitchen pic.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7300-S-Michigan-Ave-Chicago-IL-60619/4004806_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  34. AvatarImbroglio says: 58 comments

    Although the listing doesn’t mention it, this Natchez property is called Montaigne. It has just come to market after being owned by the Kendall/Goodrich family since 1935. Built in 1855 as a Greek Revival house by architect James McClure (original touches can still be seen at the rear), it was then remodeled in 1929 by Weiss, Dreyfus & Seiferth of New Orleans into a Neo-Classical Revival style for banker N. Leslie Carpenter. A rear wing was added in 1942 by the same firm for its next owner, William Kendall. It is a splendid house, one of the finest in a town of superb properties.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/200-Liberty-Rd_Natchez_MS_39120_M79216-00274?view=qv

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

      The NRHP listing pics show the before and after. I didn’t see where it was ever a Greek Revival, as the NRHP author described it as an A.J. Downing-influenced cottage.
      https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/e19f929e-4a77-4bc0-b7d8-356544eb3cd4/

      The post-remodel design does a decent imitation of a Palladian villa and is really quite striking.

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      • AvatarStevenF says: 770 comments
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        1969 Regency
        Nashville, TN

        Wow they really glammed this place up in 1929. I love how these sorts of makeovers were accomplished during the interwar period. Rarely do I think the “Before” is better than the “after”. Makeovers performed today are a different story……

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      • AvatarImbroglio says: 58 comments

        Thank you for the catch, CharlestonJohn. I was relying on the vademecum, Delehanty and Martin’s Classic Natchez (University of Georgia Press 1996). Had I seen a before photo, I would have called it somewhat Gothic, not Greek, Revival. They also got the name wrong: it is spelled “Monteigne.”

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    • AvatarEric says: 314 comments

      I lived in and gave tours of Natchez for 7 years and have to say of all the incredible mansions in the town Monteigne is my favorite. It would make such a perfect BnB. It has the perfect most private location. If you didn’t know it was there you would completely miss it. It’s wonderfully hidden up a steep little drive to a large oval plateau of ground that sits 15 feet above the road in front. The mansion is in flawless condition as well as the acres of lawn and immaculate gardens. The Goodrich family of the tire company fame has owned and maintained this home by a lady that was over 100 years old the last time I spoke with her. She was a true beauty even at that age. This home has such an important history during the civil war as a result of the original owner, Genral Martin, spelled Monteigne in French. His face is one of the 7 Confederate Generals carved on Stone Mountain, GA. The union army terrorized his home while he was away and kept their horses in the house and fed some of them out of the grand piano in the right parlor. Doubtful it will ever sell for the asking price even though it’s worth it.

  35. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1889. I’m so enamored with this home! A quintessential towered Victorian. This is a MANSION, a huge home, that obviously belonged to a prominent Kansan in it’s day. It’s slightly shabby in it’s current shape, but it really wouldn’t take much to bring this humongous, wistful beauty back to shining glory. $171K

    Wichita, KS,:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1505-N-Fairview-Ave-Wichita-KS-67203/77333943_zpid/

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

      Beautiful example of a Queen Anne mansion…

      Historic pic and info…
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/37230477@N06/4604021164

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

        Cora & Charleston John, Thanks for sharing and for finding a period photo and narrative about the Jacob H. Aley Mansion. I wasn’t surprised to learn it was a William Henry Sternberg design- he seems to have been the architect of choice for Wichita’s elite in the 1880’s and ’90’s.

        I found the Aley mansion refreshingly free of modern updates like the Millennial-approved cloned kitchens and bathrooms always seen on TV shows. Such trendy rooms are monotonously formulaic and in most cases you can enter these rooms blindfolded and you’ll already know what they will look like. The somewhat minimalist kitchen here though, could benefit from a makeover. However, instead of running out to hire the Property Brothers, do the right thing and take some stylistic cues from the original period as well as from the house itself to create a timeless looking kitchen that successfully blends design elements from the Victorian era combined with a subtle modern functionality. Some might validly call it a Victorian Revival kitchen but if done tastefully, it should well outlast the latest kitchen trends that will look dated well before their appliances require replacement.

        The bathrooms visible in the listing are not too bad either. The one in photos 25 & 26 is not too far off from what could have been there originally although sanitary tiled bathroom floors and walls were popular in those days. The second bathroom in photo 33 misses the mark with its oversize fire hydrant shaped faucet and incongruous salad bowl vessel sink. If one must have a bowl type sink, find a solid antique transfer printed version for several hundred dollars and engage an artisan plumbing fixtures technician to convert it with a drain. Find two period or period looking faucets like those in photos 25 & 26 and put a reddish pink Tennessee marble top under the antique washbowl.(or other suitable natural stone top.) If money is no object, you could alternately find a period looking reproduction sink from a firm like Sherle Wagner: http://www.sherlewagner.com/product_types and then allow yourself to get creative.

        The rest of the house appears to need mostly cleaning and minor TLC. A bit of a mystery appears in the partial brick mantel in photo No. 36. Since I did not notice them, perhaps now would be a good time to upgrade to central heat and AC. I would think most of the patches of carpeting around the house could be removed and replaced with appropriate old style wood flooring and/or antique style tiles.
        If my suggestions seem to be pushing this house in a museum house direction, that is intentional. An 1890 well preserved landmark house as intact as this one deserves to proudly show its age and not be hidden behind a modern facade. Admittedly, some people abhor the decor and styles of the Victorian era so much that it would be inconceivable for them to live in a house like this. That’s fine because this rare surviving house is part of Wichita’s architectural history and deserves to look the part, IMO. Last, keep in mind the large size of this house so anyone really into the Tiny House movement would be frustrated here. I hope this house gets the kind of caring buyer who will treat it right.

        • CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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          Clinton, TN

          I abhor those modern bowl bathroom sinks more than you can imagine! Normally I will pass up sharing a house that has them, but this one was just too special not to share.

          All good suggestions, John! I agree, this home needs serious, preservation-minded owners. Such a treasure.

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

            Vessel sinks are cancer! 😉

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

              Yeah, they are; but if you could find a way to plug their drain outlets some of them really would make trendy, hip looking salad bowls suitable for a Danish Modern dining room. Best to stick with a theme of timelessness in a late 19th century home unless you are a super fan of the Beetle Juice movie house make over-no wonder the ghosts got so upset after their beloved old house was mutilated beyond recognition.

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  36. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1945 eclectic cottage. Check out the quirky exterior stone details. $139K

    Knoxville, TN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/102-Royal-Heights-Dr-Knoxville-TN-37920/41682034_zpid/

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  37. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1919. Another mansion, in Virginia. Stunning. This one comes with 50 acres and appears to have incredible views on all sides…but my favorite is the view from the kitchen window. So peaceful.
    This is another one that probably has an interesting history. $2.2mil

    Lebanon, VA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/(undisclosed-Address)-Lebanon-VA-24266/2091145460_zpid/

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  38. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1900. Fantastic castle-like home. No interior photos and the description says “in need of rehab,” but the exterior photos are SOOOO intriguing, I still wanted to share it. $499K

    Ambler, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-Lindenwold-Ter-Ambler-PA-19002/10027523_zpid/

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  39. AvatarGardenStater says: 64 comments

    This place is absolutely stunning. A 1904 Carnegie library in Rockport, MA that’s been converted into a beautiful home. $2,950,000. Now I just have to win the Powerball!
    https://www.nestrealestate.com/property/18-jewett-st-rockport-massachusetts-72370932

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  40. SueSue says: 303 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    This sold but I had to share. This is the famous Beckett’s Castle built in 1874 as a summer cottage. The three story gothic was built by Sylvester Beckett, who was a Portland publisher, attorney and poet. Beckett died in 1882 and ithas a reputation for being one of the most haunted sites in all of Maine since then.

    Becket left the cottage to a relative and when they died it went to his relatives wife, Edna. When Edna was diagnosed with breast cancer, she assigned life tenancy to the castle to her boyfriend Bobby Linns on the deed to the property. Bobby Linns was a jerk and used the house for drinking parties, etc. The house fell into disrepair and very delinquent on property taxes after the death of Edna in approximately 1972. After tons of legal fees to evict Bobby from the house by relatives it was due to be auctioned off but instead Ms. Edna Harvey purchased the castle for approximately $125,000 in the mid 1970’s from the town office. She renovated and added spectacular gardens. She lived there until her death in 2017.

    I don’t think you could get a more spectacular spot or a more fairy tale home. I LOVE this cottage so much I had to share it with you all. Enjoy.

    https://www.luxuryportfolio.com/Property/cape-elizabeth-properties-beckett-castle/MXYD

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    • JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Thanks, Sue! Great house with a good story.

      I’ve never been to Cape Elizabeth, but I’ve spent a few hours there online.

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    • AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
      OHD Supporter

      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      WOW…….If I could have a ocean view in Maine with a castle thrown in……..!!
      Thanks Sue

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow Sue; that’s amaaaaazing. TY

  41. SueSue says: 303 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    It’s very beautiful Jim. I spent my childhood summers at Crescent Beach on Cape Elizabeth.

  42. Avatarjosa0512 says: 44 comments
    Helena, AL

    Here’s a 1900 subtle beauty for $159,000 in southern Alabama.
    411 Belleville Avenue, Brewton, AL 36426-0000
    https://assist2sell.com/listing/411-Belleville-Avenue-Brewton-36426-0000/3yd-BCARAL-278081

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  43. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1910. A 9-bedroom rooming house! It’s wonderful. Someone save her! The staircase and the wallpaper in the entrance are my favorite parts. $230K

    Providence, RI:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/234-Lenox-Ave-Providence-RI-02907/65840684_zpid/

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