March 22, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m doing a recycling job on today’s old house photo.

    Written on the front, “Grandma Rice’s House, Armington St, Edgewood”. This is a post card photo, stamp box dates this between 1904-1918. Has “Mary E. Rice” written on the back. According to Ancestry records, Grandma Rice (Mary Elizabeth, Jillson her maiden name) was born about 1853 and was married to Herbert (in 1910 was an insurance agent.) Mary was previously married to Charles Dyer and had sons from her first marriage named Albert, Clifford, Charles (Charles also resided in this house in 1910.) This is her grave. Her mother lived with them according to the 1910 census.

    The Rice house is for sale! $245,900, link.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1745 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Still has a lot of its old personality inside, but on the post card looked so cool and leafy. It lost all of its charm on the exterior! Good job for finding the Rices’ info and Mary’s grave, kind of putting a period to the era of their lovely home.

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    • respectthishouserespectthishouse says: 62 comments
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      sweet 50s ranch Nashville, TN

      What is in the makeup of me and other supporters that makes us want to fix things, in the case of Old House Dreams, to return beautiful old homes to at least some semblance of their glory??

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      • Susan Smalley says: 13 comments

        An appreciation for beauty, and the love of a job well done! That trim on Grandma Rice’s house made all the difference in the world. The later version of the same house in 2015, looks so bare, plain, and ordinary by comparison. It’s like a plain old dress, without and lace or trim on it. One is nice, and the other is gorgeous. I am reminded of the birds and mice decorating Cinderella’s plain dress for the ball in the old Disney movie from the 50’s or 60’s. Without the trims, lace and ribbons, it would just have been a plain boring old dress.

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      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1011 comments
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        It stems from a recognition (either conscious or subconscious) that our present built environment (architecture) is inferior to that which previous generations produced — and a deep-seated yearning to return to a time which made more sense (even though previous times had their own dramatic flaws).

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  2. HarleysmomHarleysmom says: 116 comments
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    Windsor, CA

    I absolutely love this place nestled in the woods outside of Rio Dell California. The 1926 house on twenty acres is adorable and the setting is so beautiful ($746,000). Not to far from the Avenue of the Giants which is one of the most spectacular places on earth (IMHO).

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2020-Monument-Rd-Rio-Dell-CA-95562/18829663_zpid/

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    • Don Richards says: 446 comments

      Very nice setting for a great old house. My first thought though, looking at all the vegetation is this area prone to wildfires? Forgive my East Coast lack of knowledge.

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      • MJ Gonzalez says: 15 comments

        The area around Rio Dell is not prone to wildfires. That is usually farther east and south of us. Harleysmom is correct that the Avenue of the Giants is a spectacular short drive from Rio Dell. We live in the area with the tall Redwoods that grow down to the ocean in places.

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        • Don Richards says: 446 comments

          Thanks for the information MJGonzalez, I’m unfamiliar with this area of California. Looks like I should make sure to visit someday, as even these real estate photos are pretty spectacular.

      • HarleysmomHarleysmom says: 116 comments
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        Windsor, CA

        Redwood forests areas generally have pretty mild cooler weather. The trees need the cool foggy coastal conditions to survive.

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    • Denise Lynn says: 218 comments

      Gorgeous CA property! Love the kitchen, the stove, the patio, the garden, the trees, pretty much everything!

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1011 comments
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      It’s great to see a house which has been brought up to its current level of sophistication while simultaneously retaining the original kitchen. This house would not be nearly as appealing with a modern, flashier, kitchen. And, yeah, the setting helps a lot, too!

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 933 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Wow, this is lovely – Thank you for sharing it! Just as people sometimes need reminding that New York City doesn’t define the state, it’s great to see the lush landscapes that exist in California. And those two antique stoves are just phenomenal!

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  3. SNancyKat says: 17 comments

    The house next door to us is for sale!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3663-Blaine-Ave_Saint-Louis_MO_63110_M77941-78205?view=qv
    It’s kind of a disaster inside. I saw in it last weekend. But, solid brick. Built 1905. Beautiful original fire places and wood work. A couple great old light fixtures. Good space. Great old up-and-coming neighborhood. But it needs a whole new roof, plaster repair and a deep clean up! It’s a foreclosure for just $93,600. Most houses in this neighborhood go for well over $200K and just two blocks over or a few blocks south the houses are $300K. A wonderful gem for someone willing to do some work.

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  4. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2217 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    1900 w. turret, $199,000; Little Falls (in Mohawk Valley), NY

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/500-E-Gansevoort-St-Little-Falls-NY-13365/30515553_zpid/

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  5. Amerikiwi says: 330 comments

    Kia Ora(Hello) from New Zealand:

    “Pre-1914” villa in Thames on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island. Lots of stained glass windows, high ceilings with roses, original fireplaces, wooden floors and a slight Bohemian vibe. Check out the old wood stove in the kitchen. $US499,500.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3508369

    Partially renovated late 1800’s villa in Helensville, north of Auckland. I really love the fact that they have retained the original kauri walls in the bedrooms and not painted them. It is also on a river, albeit a tidal one. $US531,000.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3509993

    “Pre-1914” villa in Helensville – a little bit of funky combined with traditonal features and a few modern touches that add extra light and flow. $US563,740.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3509997

    1950’s cottage with some great features in Matakana which is in my neck of the woods. I love the old cooking range in the kitchen and the livingroom fireplace. It sits on 38 acres and at the end of the day that is what you are really paying for as Matakana is a very desirable area because of it’s cultural and arts scene, wineries, amazing beaches and close proximity to Auckland.There is no doubt in my mind it will be snapped up by either a developer or someone who will land bank it. It is priced at $US2,050,275.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3427086

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    • natira121natira121 says: 645 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Amerikiwi,

      Ooooh… thanks for that first one, with it’s flat coffered ceilings! I have been looking for ideas for my living room, and most flat coffered ceilings are so boring!

      And it’s just cute as a button isn’t it? The house, I mean. *grin*

      If anyone finds any pictures of “Not boring” flat coffered ceilings, please post. I haven’t found much.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1710 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Julie, I think I have got that right. The Thames kitchen is beautiful, as is the Matakana for that beautiful old stove. Smile

  6. Don Richards says: 446 comments

    Hello all! Here’s what’s new in the the Northwest Hills of Connecticut and a little beyond.

    First up is this 1800 eyebrow Cape in New Fairfield, Ct listed for $450k. It sits on a nice lot directly on Ball Pond.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1-Satterlee-Rd_New-Fairfield_CT_06812_M47085-36501?view=qv

    Next is a gently modernized 1866 Colonial with barn and ice house in Washington, Ct listed at 395k. Sorry, Sue–property is too small for what you need!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/54-Wilbur-Rd_New-Preston-Marble-Dale_CT_06777_M32098-45506?view=qv

    A gracious little 1941 Cape in Bristol, Ct listed for $335k. Original master bath and looks to be original kitchen. Add some vintage appliances, and I’d be all set.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/111-Pilgrim-Rd_Bristol_CT_06010_M33801-42456?view=qv

    A handsome 1886 Victorian with an unusual tower in Torrington, Ct listed for $175k. While the vinyl siding needs to go, I was happy to see so much unpainted woodwork. Someone obviously cares about this house.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/69-Barber-St_Torrington_CT_06790_M46787-05374?view=qv

    Lastly, this 1820 Federal in Cornwall, Ct is listed for 3.65 million. It seems to have been given some Colonial Revival updates in the 20th century that add to overall character. 61 acres with a pool, guesthouse and assorted extras for the aspiring country squire.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/13-Yelping-Hill-Rd_West-Cornwall_CT_06796_M39326-03940?view=qv

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1745 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      On the last one, I’m in. I can think of a lot of worse places to hang out, nicely done house. The Bristol Cape is especially attractive, with its very 30s/40s curved doorways; in fact, it has so much going for it that I wondered if it is a Royal Barry Wills house, but could find no info on that.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2217 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      My fave of these is the middle house – the 1941 Cape. A pretty, cute house with archways and good-sized rooms, and I like the floor plan a lot.

    • Amerikiwi says: 330 comments

      Thank you for sharing – they are all wonderful but the first one is particularly divine.

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  7. Anne M.Anne M. says: 859 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1887 in Barre, VT for $349,000 – includes an old house photo, a picture of the original owner in his kilt & a nice carriage house, too.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/70-Washington-St_Barre_VT_05641_M36445-35085#photo0
    1833 Greek Revival in Groton, MA for $639,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/208-Main-St-Groton-MA-01450/61315099_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1880 in Ayer, MA for $499,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/83-Washington-St-Ayer-MA-01432/57044196_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1905 in Chelmsford, MA for $570,000 – check out the soapstone sink in the pantry
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12-Westford-St-Chelmsford-MA-01824/56448523_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1920 in Lowell, MA for $539,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/53-Fairmount-St-Lowell-MA-01852/56513342_zpid/?fullpage=true
    1929 in Melrose, MA for $649,000 – great telephone niche & bench, built-in ironing board
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29-Lovell-Rd-Melrose-MA-02176/56292535_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  8. CharlesB says: 481 comments

    Derby, CT–Supposedly 1750 Colonial (although it looks more like 1800 to me) that backs up to a 417-acre wooded state park for $110,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/313-Silver-Hill-Rd_Derby_CT_06418_M49309-49521?view=qv

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    • Les Fossel says: 80 comments

      The stone fireplace with a wood lintel dates that part of the house back to at least 1750. Given the configuration of the fireplace, I’d be comfortable dating it 20 years earlier. Everything else seems much later.
      Les Fossel

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      • CharlesB says: 481 comments

        Great observation! I was looking at the low roof pitch and the distance between the roofline and second-story sash on the facade and reading ‘1800,’ which would be the period when that type of entry portico was popular in the area. I wonder if this house began as a story-and-a-half Cape? Now I’m intrigued–wish I was closer so I could do a title search.

        • Les Fossel says: 80 comments

          I’d go with around 1750 since the joists in the ceiling were designed to be covered by plaster & lath. There appear to be two more stone fireplaces hiding behind modern brick coverings. I expect it would be a 1 story (low posted) cape since 1 1/2 story capes did not really appear until after the revolution. I know of a cape in Woodstock, CT that has its entire original chimney encapsulated in a later 2nd story addition. There are also houses where they raised the original cape up a story to put a another story underneath. You may find my spreadsheet “Dating Maine Houses by their Features” interesting. If so, email me at fossel@oldhouserestoration.com & I’ll send you a copy.
          Les Fossel

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    • Preservation Matters says: 98 comments

      Love the Derby house but the fact it is just next door to a combo complex would be a deterrent for me. Thought there was a catch for only $110,000.

  9. JKleeb says: 278 comments

    Pittsburgh, $685,000, 1867 stated as build date but a later 19th century remodel. Updated kitchen fits well with great butler’s pantry.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1410-Pennsylvania-Ave-Pittsburgh-PA-15233/11376203_zpid/

    Seattle, $767,000, 1966 mid-century. One owner with kitchen and bathrooms intact.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11043-Marine-View-Pl-SW-Seattle-WA-98146/49023529_zpid/
    Olympia, WA, 525,000, 1880-1885. Charles Gilles House. Pending but rare early Western Washington house with some unfortunate remodeling in the early 20th century. Great view of Mt Rainier.

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  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This afternoon (3/22, Fri) the site had some problems that were preventing comments left from actually submitting to the database. If you left a comment between noon (EST) and 2pm and it isn’t showing up, that’s what happened.

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  11. nailwhacker Petenailwhacker Pete says: 69 comments
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    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    How about a gold coast mansion? 1904 Tudor, 37 rooms, 5000 sq ft garage, 1800′ beachfront, deep water dock, 3 acre English garden. $7,895,000 and the taxes were 163K a year. This agent gives the history and great pics. Built on top of an old fort with parts of it remaining.
    http://www.forthillhouse.com/index.html
    I came across it looking at estate sales this weekend near me and got interested in seeing it. The gold coast mansions are disappearing and I try to see as many as possible before there are none left.
    https://www.estatesales.net/NY/Lloyd-Neck/11743/2125911

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    • Angie boldly going nowhere says: 448 comments

      The Fort Hill House — how grand thou art!! The agent did a splendid job describing the building and the grounds. Waking up to that view every morning would be a huge incentive to get up at dawn and head to the beach. Massively beautiful from any angle!

  12. JimHJimH says: 5116 comments
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    Here was a nicely restored 1907 Colonial Revival mansion in New Jersey with a view of Manhattan. It was sold last year for $3.4MM, and recently demolished with another old place next door to make room for a hideous mega-mansion:
    http://www.priceypads.com/restored-c-1907-colonial-in-montclair-nj-demolished-to-make-way-for-60000-sq-ft-mansion-photos-video/

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    • zoomey says: 531 comments

      Ugh, that is tragic!! What a beautiful old house! That old bathroom, old leaded windows, fabulous staircase, woodwork, all demolished!! It looks like they didn’t salvage anything. The front porch could have been salvaged, but it’s being ripped apart in that one dreadful photo. How can Montclair NJ not have historic preservation laws? A 1907 house should be preserved, not wrecked to be replaced with some junky mcmansion that will fall to pieces in several decades. Sickening. This wouldn’t happen in Europe!

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    • Don Richards says: 446 comments

      Completely outrageous.More people should look into preservation easements or covenants if they are not protected by a historic district.

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2529 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      How can anybody see that as progress?

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    • JRC says: 145 comments

      This made me sick to my stomach.

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    • CZenos says: 61 comments

      There should be a class of high crimes,”architectural murder” and a special place in hell for those that commit it.

      I’ll volunteer to sit on the jury.

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 1126 comments

      That “mansion” they plan to build is an architectural disaster and strongly resembles the plans for a retirement home complex I looked at last week at work. All I can hope is that the effort bankrupts them.
      Additional details of that “LLoyd Estate” mega-mcmansion thing with floorplan…
      https://www.montclairlocal.news/2019/03/04/lloyd-road-montclair-nj/

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3495 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      The video made me feel like I was going to throw up; I had to turn it off after only a couple of seconds. It would seem, from the article, that the person commissioning the McMansion is not American and may therefore have less appreciation for our old houses. It’s an absolute crime.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1011 comments
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      Just more evidence (as if we needed any more) that the planet is in cultural decline. As the huge gap between the rich and the not-rich widens further, we can expect to see a lot more of this kind of arrogance.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1171 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      wtf is wrong with people… This colonial was gor-geous! How many rooms do ppl need for living? Why such big houses? If they’ve got so much money they should donate it and get a bit of modesty. ufff…

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  13. Sandy BSandy B says: 752 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1915 Shingle style, Verona, NJ , $1099,000.
    This house displays the most striking colors and wall/ceiling finishes I’ve seen in a long time. And the landscape and pool area are a paradise….. not my preferred era, but have always appreciated shingle style and definitely could live in this one.

  14. Anne M.Anne M. says: 859 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I know I already posted this week but came across this stunner:
    1902 Arts & Crafts in Springfield, MA for $349,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/257-Fort-Pleasant-Ave-Springfield-MA-01108/56212079_zpid/?fullpage=true

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  15. Joe says: 754 comments

    Thought other dreamers might enjoy this article,
    “Reviving a Centuries-Old Abandoned Castle and, With It, a Way of Life
    In southern Tuscany, a family of British bohemians has created an elegantly undone cultural refuge that pays homage to the everyday life of ancient Italy”,
    from today’s New York Times style section

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  16. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 96 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Brewster, MA, on three acres: four-bedroom, 1.5-bath 1780 center chimney along the Old Kings Highway on Cape Cod for under $700,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1491-Main-St-Brewster-MA-02631/56766150_zpid/

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  17. SandyF says: 134 comments

    Some nice Spanish Southern CA examples.
    1. Redlands CA Spanish:https://www.redfin.com/CA/Redlands/1804-Valle-Vista-Dr-92373/home/3233354
    Redlands is a beautiful town-quite inland, abundance of historic homes and orange groves. $1.M
    2. Ontario CA Spanish : https://www.redfin.com/CA/Ontario/231-Armsley-Sq-91762/home/4014372 $894 K
    Ontario is inland as well, not as lovely of a town, but centrally located

    3. Upland CA-A wonderful either Claycraft or Bachelder fireplace:https://www.redfin.com/CA/Upland/181-W-Arrow-Hwy-91786/home/4006680 $615K
    Upland is a nice community, closer to LA, San Gabriel valley area (closer to Pasadena etc)
    4. Palm Springs vintage :https://www.redfin.com/CA/Palm-Springs/535-Calle-Santa-Rosa-S-92264/home/5692015 $6ook
    This gem is close to downtown Palm Springs, just needs a pool and I’m in…

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 827 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Thank you Sandy for the wonderful SoCal Spanish revival tour. I really like them all but the second one is tops for me. The living room and stair are delights.

  18. Mary Lou says: 51 comments

    I am so intrigued with this little house. I think it is built on top of, or just adjacent to the garage/shop but what a cool house. Wish we could see the inside.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fsba,fsbo_lt/pmf,pf_pt/house_type/18812969_zpid/1-_beds/50000-150000_price/201-602_mp/globalrelevanceex_sort/41.437579,-123.820038,40.347591,-125.695953_rect/8_zm/

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1011 comments
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      Simply tragic. Rather than being built on top of a garage/shop, it appears that the house came first and that the garage/shop was built below as an afterthought when the neighborhood became less residential and more commercialized. I’m astounded that it has managed to survive to the extent that it has. It is indeed intriguing; thanks for sharing this!

  19. Mark H. says: 17 comments

    5,469 sq ft Italianate house in Council Bluffs, IA, for $79,900.00. I love the floor to ceiling windows in front and the intact curved woodwork. Would require some work, but this is a lot of house for the money.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/705-6th-Ave_Council-Bluffs_IA_51501_M85796-58458?view=qv

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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 247 comments

      Bargain properties like this sometimes make me wonder if I should’t bite the bullet and move to Counciltucky, as Omaha/Nebraska residents often refer to it…

      I might drive past this one sometime. If it were still on the market in four to six months and the price came down further, I could see this one worthy of consideration. The neighborhood doesn’t look dire in street view…

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  20. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2217 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    Albany, NY & area:

    1) 1930, $699,000; colonial revival with craftsman eaves?; I love this house! Huge entrance hall with pretty staircase, built-ins, bay windows galore, etc. (Personally, the only thing in the new kitchen I’d have to change would be the backsplash.)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/383-Loudon-Rd-Loudonville-NY-12211/29701066_zpid/

    2) 1926, $264,000; shingled tudor revival; cute house; kitchen is new, but not OTT, great laundry room (IMO)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/699-New-Scotland-Ave-Albany-NY-12208/29644257_zpid/

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 827 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      The first house is wonderful and I agree a out the backsplash. I can’t quite figure out what the architect intended with that massive entrance hall. It’s so big that I guess one would need to furnish it like a second living room. It’s and odd feature.

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  21. Sandy BSandy B says: 752 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Sorry Folks, just saw I’d goofed again…..forgot to add the website for the 1915 Shingle style house in New Jersey…….so here it is:
    https://www.trulia.com/p/nj/verona/10-overlook-park-verona-nj-07044–1100414097?mid=37#lil-mediaTab

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    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 247 comments

      1915 might seem a bit late for a Richardsonian Romanesque/Shingle Style house such as this, but in my city we have a house very much in the same style with many strikingly similar features that was built in 1909/10.

      The swimming pool is perfection. I don’t care that one would be picking leaves, twigs and bugs out of it on a near hourly basis–the heavenly experience of lounging in such a space would be worth it.

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  22. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1745 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    For anyone interested in ebullient massive architectural decoration, old Russian houses provide it spectacularly. Ivan Khafizov travels his country, presenting online the photos he takes, in hopes of sparking interest in preserving this vernacular art which is rapidly disappearing as antique cottages give way to modern dwellings. His Pinterest account: https://www.pinterest.com/nalichniki/ English explanation can be found here (his website is in Russian): https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/08/24/the-disappearing-romance-of-russias-window-art/ Perusing such pure invention is a joy.

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    • Don Richards says: 446 comments

      That reminds me of a neighborhood in Southbury, Connecticut called Churaevka. It was known locally as Russian Village. Here’s a link to some history on it.

      https://connecticuthistory.org/a-russian-village-retreat-in-southbury/

      There are some 40 houses in the neighborhood, but it never really took off. There are some interesting little dachas with some folk art woodwork, but nothing to the degree of that blog. I’ll have to bookmark that and come back to it. Thanks for sharing.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Thanks for sharing. My first encounter with the elaborate Russian art form involving scroll sawn and carved wooden ornament was in the old movie, Dr. Zhivago, which in a few scenes showed some fancy fretwork decoration both inside and outside a Russian house. Fast forward to about a decade ago, and I had a Victorian architectural discussion group on Yahoo groups. I was pleasantly surprised when a Russian based photographer posted several photos of this artform on the discussion pages of the group and they remain archived on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/1077891588/sizes/o/ I find it fascinating that the same ornamental themes occurred continents apart in the late 19th century.

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  23. Eric says: 395 comments

    This is just for fun, 2008. Cost $18m to build and now listed for $2.8m. Not an old home but the interior could pass for a 200 year old home. Palladian style near Ann Arbor MI.
    http://www.priceypads.com/michigans-50-acre-dogwood-manor-estate-reduded-to-4-8m-prev-5-9m-photos/

  24. Angie boldly going nowhere says: 448 comments

    The Fort Hill House — how grand thou art!! The agent did a splendid job describing the building and the grounds. Waking up to that view every morning would be a huge incentive to get up at dawn and head to the beach. Massively beautiful from any angle!

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  25. Patrick Shattuck says: 2 comments

    This is our home just listed for sale. Built for Baseball Hall of Famer Bill McKechnie, it hosted baseball greats for years. His daughter’s autobiography, The Deacon’s Daughter has wonderful historic photos and great stories about life in our home for the first 20 years after it was built. We hate to part with this perfect family home but it is far too much house for us now that the our kids have gotten older and gone to college. We hope another family will love it as much as we have. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1-Scenery-Rd-Pittsburgh-PA-15221/11418093_zpid/

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    • zoomey says: 531 comments

      Wow, what a lovely house! And on a brick street! It’s in perfect condition, beautifully updated and decorated. I’d move there in a heartbeat if I had any need to move to Pittsburgh. Good luck to you! It must be hard to leave such a wonderful house.

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 827 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      You’ve been great stewards of this lovely home! Your next house will be lucky to have you!

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1745 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Looks like a lovely, happily livable house. How absolutely wonderful to have photos & stories of life there in the past — what any owner of an old house wants, only a litte less than a roof that doesn’t leak, lol. I hope too that it finds another family to love it as you have.

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  26. Don Richards says: 446 comments

    Hello old friend! I hope you, Tamara and family are all well! It’s a lovely house that anyone will undoubtedly enjoy. There is no way on earth I could keep a refrigerator looking like that!

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    • Patrick Shattuck says: 2 comments

      Great to connect, Don. Tamara wanted a glass door refrigerator but I shared the same concern – so it is in the butler’s pantry and we have an even larger built in fridge in the kitchen. And I have to remind everyone about merchandising the product and keeping everything looking well-stocked.

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  27. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m going through reproduction home listings and thought I’d share a couple here and will be posting one of the others.

    1984 reproduction of the Jonathan Corwin House in Salem, MA. $695,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/33-Tarragon-Dr-East-Sandwich-MA-02537/55920759_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Video of the real Corwin House:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU63XWRQK3Q

    Replica of the John Whipple House from Ipswich, MA, built in 1960, $569,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14-Walnut-Hill-Rd-Amherst-NH-03031/120650483_zpid/?fullpage=true

    The real Whipple House: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Whipple_House#/media/File:Ipswich_004.jpg

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  28. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The listing says it is believed to have been moved from Japan. Highland Park (Los Angeles), California at $1,795,000 from 1930. Two homes, Japanese (does this particular design have a name?) in design and the other home Craftsman.

    https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/823-N-Avenue-64-90042/home/7087467

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  29. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1011 comments
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    1885 / 1969 Split Personality (Second Empire exterior w/ fabulously retro kitschy mid-century interior). Philadelphia, PA, $150,000.00:
    https://www.movoto.com/philadelphia-pa/115-w-queen-ln-philadelphia-pa-19144/pid_nin5ue3vlh/for-sale/

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  30. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1171 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Bonjour everyone!

    A few French listings:

    – 1 million euro house in Normandy, thatched roof, timber-frame, and I love love love the floors with old clay tiles and wood: https://proprietes.lefigaro.fr/annonces/maison-calvados-basse+normandie-france/17072149/

    – Another Normandy house, super picturesque with the same features than the one above but different flooring, but interesting stairs, although some front pics would have showed them better. 670,000€: https://proprietes.lefigaro.fr/annonces/maison-calvados-basse+normandie-france/17753001/

    – And I’m re-sharing this one I shared late last week because I find it fascinating. 467,000€:
    -‘Hi, do you have in your listings a 104 rooms / 67 bedrooms property?’
    -‘Yes of course, here: https://www.ouestfrance-immo.com/immobilier/vente/demeure-exception/neuille-pont-pierre-37-37167/13644103.htm
    More info that I found about it because i couldn’t take it off my mind. First, it’s called “Le château de la Haute Barde” (19th C.) and on GMaps, it’s there: No streetview but three 360° photos, one inside: https://goo.gl/maps/Z59a4dTCtDp

    Built between 1901 and 1906 by the association “the future of the proletariat” as an orphenage until 1940. Jan-July 1941 it was used as a imprisonment camp for opponents (mainly communists, how ironic) to the regime of Vichy (that collaborated with Nazi Germany). Then July-August 1941 as a summer camp for young girls. Then after the war it became a teaching place for future PE professors. Then abandoned. 1952-1989 as a nursing home. Then abandoned again. So so much history there. Fascinating.

    A lot more pics here thanks to Urbexers: http://derriere-mes-yeux.blogspot.com/2014/06/lorphelinat-abandonne-de-haute-barde_2.html and here (lots of old pics at the bottom): http://morgan-77-urbex-seth.blogspot.com/2016/01/orphelinat-du-proletariat-abandonne-de.html

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  31. 67drake67drake says: 266 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    Probably been posted before, but the price just dropped.
    $269,000. Huge 1890 B&B not too far from me, SW Wisconsin

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/500-Church-St-Soldiers-Grove-WI-54655/2099386236_zpid/

  32. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1011 comments
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    The 1911 Victor Beutner house in Kansas City, Missouri, by KC’s favorite eccentric 20th century architect — Louis Curtiss! $90K — and needs LOTS of work. A bit of the Vienna Secession in the heartland!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1311-Manheim-Rd-Kansas-City-MO-64109/2340045_zpid/

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  33. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    In the historic Ohio town of Galion, is this towered Queen Anne style home c. 1890 priced at $84,900 https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/332-Grove-Ave-Galion-OH-44833/97108156_zpid/?fullpage=true Four bedrooms, two baths, 2,380 sq. feet. Galion has a population of about 10,500 and is approximately 60 miles due north of Columbus and a few miles west of the much larger town of Mansfield. I took some old house photos in Galion and Mansfield a few years ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157648208275180 as you can see, few towns in Ohio have as much impressive architecture for their size. This towered Queen Anne is on a quiet back street. Google maps indicates a construction firm at this same address. Only four photos though…wish there were more.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1710 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very nice homes in your album. I particularly enjoyed the stone house near the end for all the variation in the stone pillars on the porch, the whimsical windows and tower and glorious color of the copper work and roof color.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Now showing “off market” as of yesterday (March 29) Curious to know if it sold?

  34. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Thanks, Kimberly, I appreciate your kind comments. Galion is a lost in time community that is waking up to the collection of historic homes and buildings that give the town its character.

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  35. Kim CKim C says: 5 comments
    Effingham, IL

    States it was built in 1900. Has been home to a funeral home (Stumpf Funeral Home, Pana, Illinois, 1951-1976) and Dr’s offices (Doc Woods).

    Listing: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/112-Kitchell-St-Pana-IL-62557/105571263_zpid/?fullpage=true

    Original photos and current walkthroughs: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wTRKAubgZdktQfb96

  36. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5471 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Nice house here with some fine period details. I have a friend who is keenly interested in the Capt. Kitchell house (a majestic Second Empire house at 218 S. Spruce) It was formerly a bed and breakfast. But it’s impossible to get in touch with the owner. Here’s a civic promotional booster booklet about Pana showing what it looked like in 1913: https://archive.org/details/panaillinoissome00reid (I just checked the link and for some reason couldn’t get it to open. It’s from the University of Illinois so the problem may be on their end.

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