April 19, 2019: Link Exchange

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Virginia Plantation Homes by David King Gleason
David King Gleason provides a grand tour of Virginia’s distinctive plantation homes. As the architectural historian Calder Loth states in his prefatory note, “Gleason’s elegant photographs provide a seductive image of life in ‘Old Virginia.’ He presents one inviting house after another, complete with handsome interiors, and spacious grounds dotted with boxwoods and venerable trees.”

Unlike those in the Deep South, most of Virginia’s plantation homes were built before the antebellum period and mainly reflect colonial, English Georgian, and Jeffersonian styles of architecture. Gleason has photographed the homes in all seasons, framing some in the pink blossoms of springtime dogwoods, showing others surrounded by the golden hues of autumn, and presenting still others blanketed in January snows. Many of the photographs provide aerial perspectives that encompass not only the homes themselves but outbuildings and dependencies, great lawns and terraced gardens.

The book begins with homes in the Tidewater region, where Bacon’s Castle, built in 1665 on the south bank of the James River, still stands. It is the oldest surviving house not only in Virginia but in all of English-settled North America. Other houses from the Tidewater region include Westover, considered one of the most beautiful Georgian residences in the United States; Brandon, at one time the home of Benjamin Harrison; Appomattox Manor, where Ulysses S. Grant headquartered for a period during the Civil War; and Carter’s Grove, near Williamsburg. In northern Virginia and the Shenandoah valley are Gunston Hall, near Alexandria; Woodlawn, in Fairfax County; Washington’s Mount Vernon; and Melrose, a castellated manor inspired by the romantic literature of Sir Walter Scott. In the Piedmont, Gleason photographed such houses as Ash Lawn, the home of James Monroe; Edgemont, an exquisitely proportioned house showing Thomas Jefferson’s influence; and Estouteville, whose great center hall opens onto identical Tuscan porticos framing magnificent views of the Virginia countryside. Gleason’s photographs of a mist-shrouded Monticello are among the most beautiful in the book.

In all, Gleason has photographed more than eighty of Virginia’s finest plantation homes. Extensive captions provide concise histories of each house, including its original builder and subsequent owners, and its occupants, either friendly or hostile, during the Revolutionary or Civil wars. Click the photo or title to view inside on Amazon.


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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old house photo comes from Ohio. “Mary” is lightly scribbled on the back.

    Last week I said I would start including a portrait or people photo in addition to the old house photos each week. Unfortunately I don’t know anything about the lady or children but I’m pretty sure that someone is in trouble (unless it’s staged?). To clarify, the extra photo isn’t related to the people in the old house.

    I’ve been reading the biography by Patricia Brady on Martha Washington (link.) and thought this weeks recommendation would be the beautifully photographed Virginia Plantation Homes which includes Mount Vernon, Bacon’s Castle and many other impressive Virginian homes.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1720 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      My Grandmother had a haircut just like those young girls when she was young. She was born in 1912.

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      • ChrisICUChrisICU says: 662 comments

        My grandmother had the same haircut, too. She got the nickname ‘Dutch’ because the style was called a Dutch Bob. Her haircuts changed over the years but the nickname lasted her lifetime.

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    • MJGMJG says: 1947 comments
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      CT

      Great old photo. I’m guessing 1890s with the big puffy sleeves.
      I love how the people of this era took their best furniture outside to sit.

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      • JoeJoe says: 754 comments
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        1820 Federal
        Baltimore, MD

        I am curious as to why you say that they have taken their best furniture outside. None of it is upholstered. It looks like a cane seat rocking chair, that sweet turned rocker with spindles and cane wrapping, an old ladder back chair, a primitive stick settee with the bark still on the sticks, and grandma seems to be sitting in a turned arm chair. I thought all of it would have been considered furniture for the porch.

        • MJGMJG says: 1947 comments
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          CT

          It is a general statement about these old photos. Sometimes in old photos you see people sitting in parlor chairs and they even bring rugs out. I even have photos where the parlor click on a parlor and table is on the porch with a rug. I’m looking at this picture on my small phone.

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      • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1126 comments
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        Charleston, SC

        1890’s seems about right. The house has a number of Greek Revival elements, but the windows are later 2/2 suggesting Victorian era replacements.

    • CoraCora says: 2060 comments
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      Clinton, TN

      Aren’t they darling? Looks like summer time by their little outfits. Mama’s got her hands full fo sho! ?

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    • SarahSarah says: 68 comments
      1974 Ranch
      Decatur, IL

      I inherited a rocker identical to the one that the old gent is seated in. It once belonged to “Aunt Meta”, my paternal grandmother’s spinster sister. It had been stored in the basement of my childhood home — in the (8′ x 8′) coal “bin” for many years, and fell to pieces (I suppose from getting too dried out. Dad had it refinished and re-caned, and holds pride of place in my master bedroom. Makes me smile to see him seated there, looking so comfortable.

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 757 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Love the lace curtains and the rug on the stoop….very cottagy homey! I also appreciate the sweet people photographs…so humanizing to the architecture….perfect!

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    • SueSue says: 537 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Oh how I love the photo of the mother with all her beautiful children. Such time and care she put into all of them for that photo. Adorable.

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    • pdcolafineartpdcolafineart says: 11 comments
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      Palm Springs, CA

      One of my favorite features is the inclusion of people. Paints a picture of life then in these grand architectural jewels. Good move and thanks.

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  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    IMPORTANT! I’ve not been calling people out but don’t forget to include prices in your shares. 🙂 If the link doesn’t show the city, state, also include that as well as a build date so we’ll know what you are sharing.

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    • MJGMJG says: 1947 comments
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      CT

      I think its great to remind people of this. I’m looking for a specific range so having a build date in the description is very helpful.

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  3. BethanyBethany says: 3497 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I really love the way they took family photos in front of their homes in the old days, with the people scattered around the yard/porches etc. If you did that today, people would think it was very weird.

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  4. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 662 comments

    Not an OHD for sale, but several tiny OHD’s for sale. Another dollhouse and miniature collection. While not normally my thing some of these tiny house accessories are truly amazing. Working tiny clocks, upright pianos that act as speakers, and so many cool little things. I’m sure they buyers of these items appreciate them, and hope you take a second to peek. They are antiques, so look like miniature versions of things in the normal OHD homes. https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/139011_spring-dollhouse-and-miniature-auction/

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I’ve been on an old house photo shopping spree this morning, I can’t buy these too! Love this one: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/70509239_antique-gottschalk-red-roof-dollhouse

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      • ChrisICUChrisICU says: 662 comments

        They are all interesting…and easier to maintain than the full-sized version.

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      • BethanyBethany says: 3497 comments
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        1983 White elephant
        Escondido, CA

        I had a gottschalk dollhouse in my room my whole childhood and didn’t know that it was valuable, I just liked it. My mom picked it up for cheap at an antique store back in the 60’s. By the time we sold my parents’ home, contents included, I had educated myself and made sure to rescue it so it’s still in the family.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Eat my heart out, Chris! I just LOVE miniature things, especially dollhouses & contents — look at those fabulous tiny cast iron stoves! Have often wanted to get into creating dollhouses — there’s a whole population of talented people who do — but I’m afraid I’d get OCD about them & my family would never see me, plus I’d spend the rent; it’s an expensive hobby. But what a way to go! Thanks for a fun visit.

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  5. ThegiffsThegiffs says: 5 comments
    1851 Greek revival
    Forsyth, GA

    We have put our beauty up, The Wilkes, Stephens, Willingham house: https://www.thebrokery.net/Property/Detail/GeorgiaMLS/8560260/225-W-Johnston-St-Forsyth-GA-31029
    $349,900.00
    Early 1850’s, with a deep connection to the town of Forsyth since it was built. Built by the first president of Tift College, which it is said during the Civil War, Tift College was operated in the house as the college its self became one of the main confederate army hospitals.
    She is very atypical in that the house has 5 columns across the front and almost no even symmetry in windows or dimensions.
    We’ve been here 3 years and done a number of projects.
    Most of the original details are here but hidden…the original ship lap siding is underneath the vinyl siding and in amazing condition, the original heart pine tongue and groove ceilings are present under the plaster (we renovated the bathroom a year ago and found it in near pristine condition). Perhaps my favorite is underneath the house, where you can see the hand hewn beams with axe marks that were mortise and tenon construction. Same holds true for the attic. We have lots of pictures that show what she looked like through the years, she had a balcony and a belvedere cupola originally.
    She has quite a story which I am happy to share if anyone is interested.

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  6. 67drake67drake says: 266 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    1880 log cabin for 190,000. Right in my hometown-Avoca WI. Looks nice on the outside, updating done on inside. Can’t beat this area for beauty though!

    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Avoca/2795-Co-Rd-I-53506/home/90487692

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      What a peach of a place! Great job of fitting everything needed into tiny space — and those adorable little sleeping cabins. The wildlife around there must be fascinating.

  7. CharlesBCharlesB says: 481 comments
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    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Two from Litchfield, CT, a place that some feel is the most beautiful town in America:

    1804 Federal with 1940s countryestatification for $264,900:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/connecticut/litchfield/litchfield/11775940/11-w-chestnut-hill-rd.html

    1840s Greek Revival on acreage for $274,900 (unfortunately the interior pics seem only to be of the converted barn):

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/connecticut/litchfield/litchfield/11775045/264-e-litchfield-rd.html

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  8. BethAndrewBethAndrew says: 2 comments
    1760 Farmhouse/Nat'l Folk
    PA

    https://matrix.brightmls.com/matrix/shared/BFclV8xmCx/3200BlueRockROAD

    The present owner has loved and cared for this Pennsylvania farmhouse for 41 years. The blue rock stone original structure was built over the current water supply, an artesian well, and dates to 1760. The well continues to provide all water needs of the home, including the geothermal heat and cooling system. The second story brick section was added in 1843 and the north frame section about 50 years later. The final addition was added in 1988. Connected by a 2 story foyer is a separate studio/office space situated above the 2 car addition overlooking the yard with floor to ceiling windows and skylights. A great space to be creative and productive with lots of natural light. Character and charm blend with stylish updates in the bright, airy kitchen with quartz counter tops, recessed lighting, tile backsplash and lots of cabinet space. Four spacious bedrooms with deep window sills and original wide board pine flooring. A detailed history of ownership and updates are listed under documents.

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  9. Anne M.Anne M. says: 862 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Love this week’s photos – the baby’s expression in the “people” picture is priceless!
    Here is another gem from the McKnight Historic District of Springfield, MA, 1892, $319,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/40-Ingersoll-Grv_Springfield_MA_01109_M46533-86208?view=qv
    1898 in the “Cozy Corner” section of Springfield for $284,500
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/64-Washington-Rd_Springfield_MA_01108_M36162-63656?view=qv
    1820 in Great Barrington, MA for $469,000 – looks like it started out life as a Greek Revival, but listing calls it a “colonial”
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/54-Castle-St_Great-Barrington_MA_01230_M31846-14110?view=qv
    This is a 1900 Laurel Park (link to history below) bungalow in Northampton, MA for $273,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/61-Laurel-Park_Northampton_MA_01060_M37848-84862?view=qv
    Laurel Park was built as a Methodist “campground” in the late 1800s with an open air tabernacle in the center. There are several of these remaining in Massachusetts, the most famous being the “Gingerbread Cottages” on Martha’s Vineyard. Another is located in Barnstable on Cape Cod. Here’s more about Laurel Park:
    https://www.gazettenet.com/The-quaint-cottages-of-Northampton-s-Laurel-Park-offer-a-step-back-in-time-1614909
    Have a nice weekend everyone!

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 934 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      The staircase in the 1892 Springfield house is very appealing to me, especially since it has managed to remain unpainted. What is even more interesting, though, are the floors shown in the living room and hallway photos – does anyone know what the flooring material is?

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 828 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Your link to Laurel Park history brings to mind Mt. Gretna, PA, which (perhaps uniquely) had a Methodist Camp Meeting on one side of the road and a Chatauqua Association on the other side. Needless to say the Camp Meeting was no-alcohol dry (and until quite recently it was still forbidden to drink alcohol on your porch), with church revival-style gatherings for entertainment. I was always amused by the fact that there was a tavern which did a good business just outside Camp Meeting boundaries. Over in Chatauqua, the streets were named for Ivy League universities and the folks came for educational uplift. The whole community fell into shabby-chic disrepair from about 1950 to 1980 but now it is quite a pricey and chic place to live year-round or to have a summer home.

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  10. JkleebJkleeb says: 281 comments
    Seattle, WA

    1931 Beaux Arts (I would be interested to know what style others think this might be, not sure Beaux Arts is correct), Shoreline, Washington, 4.75mm

    The house has a somewhat neglected feel but the main rooms look well preserved and the kitchen spaces by and large look original. The utilization of rooms transported from Europe, marble and decorative painting in a steel and concrete house are unusual for the Seattle area at that time. The grounds do not enhance the house.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Shoreline-WA/48818088_zpid/54409_rid/priced_sort/47.775646,-122.304912,47.736061,-122.381816_rect/13_zm/1_fr/?

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    • Few things look so noble as a Beaux Arts mansion.

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1126 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      I would call it Châteauesque for the simple fact that it is obviously designed to resemble a Loire Valley chateau. Of course, the American Châteauesque style and the Beaux-Arts style are closely related as both are associated with the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Beaux-Arts style buildings typically display a more symmetrical plan with an obvious classical influence, and they include statue niches and other fine art ornamentation in the facades.

    • FlaOHDJunkieFlaOHDJunkie says: 158 comments
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      1902 FL

      Frederick and Nelson brings back memories of childhood, it was a beautiful store at Christmas. I guess if you can afford $4.7 million $59k in yearly property taxes wouldn’t faze you.

  11. JulieJulie says: 333 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    1860’s schist stone cottage near Dunedin in the South Island. Both the exterior and interior look like something straight out of the English countryside and you get acres and acres of land. I absolutely adore this place. The council valuation is $US916,364.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3541057

    Fletcher Lodge, a Scottish baronial style mansion in the heart of Dunedin with all the bells and whistles you would expect. It has a council valuation of $US862,807.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3072190

    1860’s colonial in downtown Dunedin. It is very charming but it is not a truly original Colonial because of various features added on over the years. A previously unknown landscaped garden has been unearthed and it also has mature trees. It has a council valuation of $US193,977.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3525049

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I was just about to find something to post on OHDO. These are so freaking cute, I had to go with the Dunedin one today: https://ohdoverseas.com/2019/04/19/1860s-romantic-cottage-in-dunedin-new-zealand/ Thank you! I really hope no one does much touching on it! 🙂

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      • JulieJulie says: 333 comments
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        1997 1 storey contemporary

        Awesome! There are things that concern me about this one. It’s valuation is quite low and it is surrounded by what looks like either office or apartment buildings.Either way you are going to be overlooked and if they are apartment buildings they will probably be full of students from the University of Otago. Could get wild and noisy. I will be down there in August and see if I can find it.

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  12. CharlesBCharlesB says: 481 comments
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    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Calling Gomez and Morticia: The Claudius R. Hayward House (Second Empire/Neo Grec, 1868) has been posted on Links before. It is located in the Pembroke City Historic District of Bridgeport, CT, right across from Washington Park. Now up for auction with a minimum bid of $75,000:

    https://www.auction.com/details/361-barnum-ave-bridgeport-ct-06608-2751902-o_1236l

    The current real estate listing gives a few more pics:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/361-Barnum-Ave_Bridgeport_CT_06608_M42413-69759?view=qv

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  13. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    Live in Elizabeth I’s wardrobe – the remains of Richmond Palace. The wardrobe was added c. 1500 by Henry VII to hold the royal family’s clothing and other possessions. Over 400 years later it was split into 3 attached residences, one of which is for sale (leasehold) for £4 million ($5.2 million). https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/photos/50171902

    Great photo, Kelly! They seem a pleasant family; Grandma looks especially like a peach. So much about their lives shows up, the chairs, even the fern came outside from its probable home in the parlor, the rug on the steps. Neat cozy house with roses by the door, and the bell is interesting — maybe to call farmhands for meals?

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2219 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Ooh, that is one lovely place!!! Hmmm… maybe my London pied à terre? Ha, I only wish! I see a bunch of classic children’s lit stuff… Paddington Bear, Beatrix Potter figures… wonder which character the mouse is, flanking the fp with Paddington.

      And I agree with your comments about this week’s pic.

      And with Kelly’s re: the kid on the far left… in trouble? Unless staged, what did she do immediately before the shutter clicked??

      • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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        1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
        NC

        Whatever she did, Mom disapproves enormously, and look at her little sister on the right: shock! Maybe she said a bad word, like, “Darn!” My grandmother scolded me once for using language like that, the darling.

        • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2219 comments
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          1920 Colonial Revival
          Upstate/Central, NY

          She certainly was the culprit of something considered to be verboten?, at any rate! ?
          Wow, lol; your gr’mother was even stricter than my parents (esp. mother) re: language! I once – around age 6-7 – had an argument with the boy who lived next door about the word “darn.” He said it was swearing. I said it couldn’t be because I was allowed to say it! (I got yelled at for saying “pee” once. Had to be “urinate” or, heaven forbid IMO, “tinkle.”?)

  14. CharlesBCharlesB says: 481 comments
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    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Stately 1820 Federal in Danielson, CT, bargain-basement priced at $40,000:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/connecticut/windham/danielson/11777797/9—9b-e-franklin-st.html

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  15. Barbara VBarbara V says: 934 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is an attractive 1876 Gothic in central New York with lots of great details on over four acres for $179,900:
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/29992522_zpid/0-1930_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.614254,-74.639053,41.964085,-75.627823_rect/9_zm/?

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  16. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    For Realtor.com shares, feel free to remove this part of the link, either when you are sharing or if you are visiting the link and not getting the correct home:

    ?view=qv

    That little bit of the link is what is causing the problem of the home not popping up.

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  17. Barbara VBarbara V says: 934 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Attractive 1907 on over 88 acres with understated updates – and a very appealing barn, seen in the background of the hammock photo. $399,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/246345769_zpid/0-1930_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.614254,-74.639053,41.964085,-75.627823_rect/9_zm/7_p/

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  18. NonaKNonaK says: 248 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Austin, TX

    Cool 1952 Mid-Mod in Galveston, TX 6,683 sq ft $899,000 Architect E. Stewart Williams who also designed Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs home.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/43-Cedar-Lawn-Cir_Galveston_TX_77551_M79663-46707

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  19. PaulPaul says: 100 comments
    Arlington, VA

    Beautiful exterior. Would make a great project returning it to a single family home. Lots of details still survive and some unpainted woodwork too. Wishing for better/more photos.
    Clyde, NY $100,000. I think the 1830 build date is off, late 1800s more likely.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/17-N-Park-St_Clyde_NY_14433_M48066-02273

  20. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 662 comments

    Jacksonville, Florida
    Mid-Century Modern
    Navigable river frontage, great condition, plenty of yard & with pool. Watch manatees swim by (I think that is what are shown in one of the pictures)
    $775,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4842-River-Basin-Dr-N_Jacksonville_FL_32207_M54321-01606#photo29

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  21. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1870. It’s had some modernization, but the exterior is so fantastic, and there are parts of the interior that are original and very charming. $545K

    Indianapolis IN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1135-Fletcher-Ave-Indianapolis-IN-46203/1073904_zpid/

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 827 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I actually think the modern stuff is OK. I like the dark floors. Do you think the flat-topped roof originally had a peaked roof?

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      • MJGMJG says: 1947 comments
        OHD Supporter

        CT

        I don’t think it was built flat like that. I think the tower is missing something. It looks wrong and isn’t balanced properly now.
        The front portion of the house is beautiful! The ornate woodwork and English tiles in the foyer and fretwork. And the built in cabinets in the dining room. Plus the front room has Jib, Box or Slip head windows! LOVE THOSE. I would just get rid of the “french doors” that probably came at the turn of the century and paint the walls and ceilings.
        They didn’t show the front stairs. I wonder if this house was converted to a two family. (no i didn’t read about it yet) I wonder if its enclosed. There is a lock on the dining room door that looks to be for an exterior door.
        After that there is a lot of work to do. Some exterior railings or restoration work needed and the kitchen would require a lot of work to make it fit my needs.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 934 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Well, the kitchen is an unfortunate slap in the face, but the exterior goes a way toward making up for it – I’d love to have caught it before that happened and then moved it to a more worthy location…

  22. ArgosyArgosy says: 22 comments

    Spectacular 78 Acre Farm Features a 1.5 storey Red Brick Victorian Home Built In 1872.
    9560 MUD LAKE RD, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
    $1,900,000 CAD
    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/20514674/4-4-bedroom-single-family-house-9560-mud-lake-rd-whitby-rural-whitby
    Extra photos: https://tours.jeffreygunn.com/public/vtour/display/1052528?idx=1#!/

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  23. ArgosyArgosy says: 22 comments

    Rare Opportunity! 1860’S 3 Storey, Brick Home With 1920’S Cobblestone Addition, Waiting For Your Personal Touch, In The Hamlet Of Canton. Enjoy The Ganaraska River From The 12X30 Covered Porch Or Dare To Sit At The Point And Place Your Feet In Either Of The Rivers That Surround 2 Sides Of This Approximate 3.5 Acre One Of A Kind Haven. Original Southern Pine Floors Throughout. You Won’t Be Disappointed! In-Law Potential.
    $799,900
    4243 COUNTY ROAD 10 RD. Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/20501422/5-bedroom-single-family-house-4243-county-road-10-rd-port-hope-rural-port-hope

  24. MWMW says: 902 comments

    That looks like possibly a native American rug on the front steps. If it is and given the period and location of the photo, I wonder if today how valuable that might be. Might possibly be worth a small fortune.

  25. 67drake67drake says: 266 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    $109,000 in Westby Wi. Attractive early 1900’s home with lots of woodwork still there. Description mentions all the hardwood floors in the bedrooms, but no pictures. 🙁
    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Westby/200-Coon-Prairie-Rd-54667/home/88808751

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

    From the eastern Ohio town of Franklin is this lovely 1898 Queen Anne with 4 bedrooms, two baths priced at $245,000: https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/DTON/788905/305-Park-Ave-Franklin-OH-45005 Some newer details like a gourmet kitchen and a pool are outside. Exquisite woodwork remains in some areas.
    Also in Ohio in the town of Piqua is this 1889 home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms priced at $284,800: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/520-N-Wayne-St-Piqua-OH-45356/34943336_zpid/ The key listing words here are “totally transformed” Here’s the same listing from a year ago: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/520-N-Wayne-St_Piqua_OH_45356_M41767-23378 I think I prefer the “before” version to the recent make over.

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

    Apologies. Franklin, OH, in Warren County, is almost due south of Dayton. Not sure how I got it mixed up with Warren, a town in Trumbull County in eastern Ohio.

  28. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1909. Stone castle-ish cottage. No interior pics. The exterior is way charming. For sale by owner…might be more apt to provide interior photos? $187K

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1149-S-Greenwood-Ave-Wichita-KS-67211/77356027_zpid/

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  29. JimHJimH says: 5121 comments
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    How did I miss this one? Exquisite 1825 Federal mansion built for Anthony Rutgers Livingston (1789-1863), most likely by master builder Barnabas Waterman (1776-1839). Hudson River frontage at Athens NY. Updated in 1935 with 3 Vitrolite agate bathrooms! $1.5 MM.

    https://tkgre.com/property/majestic-federal-on-the-hudson/

    History:
    http://www.encounter-america.org/EACH-Perspective.html

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

    Thanks for sharing. If indeed from 1909, this would be one of the last vestiges of the stone Romanesque style residences that became popular in the 1880’s through the design work of Henry H. Richardson. But Richardson died an untimely death in 1886 at age 48 from kidney disease. With his demise, no one else was able to lead the Romanesque movement although a few like Louis Sullivan tried. As Victorian styles generally fell by the wayside, the Romanesque did too. Since this house is so late into the modern era, The round circular one story tower and the heavy stone porch column are Romanesque while the standard Bungalow type gable shows the designer was very aware of changing stylistic tastes. It would be interesting to see the interior and learn if a late Victorian or an more up to date Arts & Crafts interior was originally installed. The heavy rusticated stonework provides an impression of solidity and permanence.

    • ScottScott says: 339 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      Could it possibly have been a larger, two-story home originally but modified sometime circa 1909? The stone first floor and sided second floor is really strange.

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

        Scott,
        Without some interior photos to provide clues, I would concede its possible. Most Richardsonian Romanesque style houses were uniformly constructed of stone but because of the late claimed construction date (1909 would make it one of the last Romanesque style homes I can recall) some transitional characteristics (such as wood siding on the upper floor) seems plausible. A look around in streetview doesn’t show any houses looking older than this example. More research would be needed to come up with anything conclusive

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  31. ScottScott says: 339 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Here’s a really cool art deco apartment house in Lincoln Nebraska for $495,000. I know it’s a little out of the OHD box, but I thought it might be a change of pace that other OHDers would like. I love the period bathrooms and the limestone exterior. I had a friend in college who lived in this building (this was about 15 years ago). Her kitchen was still original and even had the original gas range–the kind up on legs with the stovetop on the right and the oven on the left. That kitchen isn’t pictured here.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1601-S-20th-St_Lincoln_NE_68502_M91228-15036

  32. ScottScott says: 339 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Could it possibly have been a larger, two-story home originally but modified sometime circa 1909? The stone first floor and sided second floor is really strange.

  33. Mark H.Mark H. says: 17 comments
    1933 Cape Cod
    Kansas City, MO

    Amazing 1880 Queen Anne in Ligonier, IN, for $340k. Currently known as the Solomon Mier Manor B&B. Gorgeous details in pristine condition, including a beautiful wrap-around mural in the dining room and an amazing grand staircase. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/508-S-Cavin-St_Ligonier_IN_46767_M33617-35710

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

    Mark,
    That house has been on the market on and off for years. It’s not from 1880 either unless it had a major remodel around 1905. Fred T. Hodgson and Herbert Caleb Chivers both had similar plan book designs in the early 1900’s. As I recall, I think it was featured on Old House Dreams in the past. The market for old houses in Ligonier located between Elkhart and South Bend in northern Indiana appears to be slack. Wonderful house in any case.

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  35. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1903. Really large old house in a very nice small town in Kansas. Needs someone to save her, and soon. Many wonderful features remain. $32K

    Fredonia, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/316-N-5th-St-Fredonia-KS-66736/91303106_zpid/

  36. msjeanne28msjeanne28 says: 35 comments
    Palmer, AK

    I’ve not found this one searching the site and it is very interesting. 1884 Victorian in Elizabethtown, NY. Lots of original features still and great price. https://www.oldhouses.com/28395

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