May 24, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12224 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    On the back of today’s old house photo is written “Aug. 12 1897 Henry Gaus Athens, Mich.” Looking through records I did find a Henry Gauss (Gaus and Gauß), 1868-1928, laborer. Grave. I did not find a spouse and it appears he died in a car accident in 1928. His parents were from Germany. I’m not sure if the home still stands, he was living on Ave A. in Athens after 1900. A quick look shows homes that have been seriously updated and the street view only goes so far down Ave A. “1897” was written on the front.

    The little girl photo is not associated with the house photo or man. Unfortunately I do not know anything about her.

    No posts this weekend.

    PS, anyone amazed at the rolled up water hose? In 1897?! A water hose for the garden seems huge for 1897.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      I like that the house for today has a Memorial Day feel with that swath of patriotic fabric draped across the house. Judging by his cap, he looks like he would be a conductor on a train.

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    • MJGMJG says: 2397 comments
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      Garden Hoses were not too difficult to get in the 19th century from what I’ve read in advertisements and Garden Periodicals. In fact B. F. Goodrich developed rubber hose reinforced with cotton ply in 1871 for fire trucks and it worked its way to garden hoses. Since the 1870s had quite a variety and are discussed in Garden Magazines. But they go back earlier as well. Sold in newspaper advertisements for example like this one from 1850’s
      https://archive.org/details/xt7s7h1dkj53?q=garden+hose

      The first garden hose spray nozzle, and possibly the first US threaded garden hose coupler, was made prior to 1890 by the W. D. Allen Mfg. Co. of Chicago, Illinois
      Here is an ad from 1870.
      https://archive.org/details/vermontyearbook187074ches/page/n765?q=garden+hose

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12224 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I figured for firemen but average homeowners I did not think that existed. Thanks for the links.

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        • natira121natira121 says: 753 comments
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          1877 Vernacular
          Columbia River Gorge, WA

          If you want to be shocked, check out sold listings for Victorian sprinklers on eBay! Holy Cow! I was looking for a vintage sprinkler to use as a shower head and damn near had a heart attack over the prices on the old and more rare stuff.

          I lucked out though, and got a cute, cute, cute vintage hand held water spinkler, one of the fan shaped ones, for a whopping $5

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          • MJGMJG says: 2397 comments
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            CT

            https://archive.org/details/1899001

            Page 7

            Found this wonderful 1890s advertisement that has garden hose reels similar to the one in the picture for $.50. And another first class one for $1.50 and painted vermilion. Bet that was interesting. Not sure if anyone ever comes back to these but I thought of this nice picture and figured I’d share with the board.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2300 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Kelly – Yes, the garden hose on its reel struck me as unanticipated, too!

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 863 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Kelly, love the, “people photos,” you’re now including. Those folks who came before us are after all our real connection to those houses we all admire…..and at times…covet. It’s those lives we imagine which allow our totally romantic response so often.

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  2. natira121natira121 says: 753 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    I don’t go out looking for listings to post very often, it usually depresses me. ( All those updated kitchens *sigh*) But I was killing time digesting lunch, and found these:

    1915 Bricktorian, Minneapolis, MN $229K

    Cute as a bugs ear!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3216-Elliot-Ave-Minneapolis-MN-55407/1705083_zpid/

    1916 Brick, Potlatch, ID $82K

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1015-Fir-St-Potlatch-ID-83855/110447096_zpid/

    1900 Brick Butte, MT $138K

    Interesting exterior

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/701-W-Broadway-St-103-N-Clark-Butte-MT-59701/2085917545_zpid/

    1912 Craftsman Eureka, MT $138K

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/401-1st-(lts-1-2)-West-Ave-Eureka-MT-59917/2085583593_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Fantastic facade on that bugs ear there Natria! Super great shingle detail.
      https://pi.movoto.com/p/651/5232279_0_33QYNr_l.jpeg
      Can’t beat that seemingly choice location for being out and about: and smart agent to promote it so. The ENVIABLE service pantry and nice, original interior throughout make it a real winner. SO cute!

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      • natira121natira121 says: 753 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        It IS cute. And with the kitchen basicaly a blank slate, its pretty dreamy too!

        I am ever so glad that whoever started painting the picket fence BLUE didn’t finish! I call that shade “Eye Pollution Blue” and around here it seems to be a favorite for, of all things, storage units. *gag*

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  3. CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
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    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Franklinville, NY–1914 Craftsman/Mission for $90,000:

    https://www.redfin.com/NY/Franklinville/7883-Kingsbury-Hill-Rd-14737/home/160707220#marketing-remarks-scroll

    Better pics from an older listing:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7885-Kingsbury-Hill-Rd_Franklinville_NY_14737_M35768-89880

    Niles,OH–1900-era Queen Anne/Bungaloid/Foursquare, with dashes of Colonial Revival and Romanesque tossed in, for $19,900 (think of it as less than $4,000 per architectural style!):

    https://www.redfin.com/OH/Niles/606-N-Main-St-44446/home/66366366

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    • JimHJimH says: 5390 comments
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      The Franklinville concrete fortress looks interesting. Big wooded lot just outside the village, and sweet inside – not bad for $90k!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I’d say that nice, solid, “bungaloid”, (love that! 😉 ), place in Niles, OH has got to be the deal of a lifetime, ($20K!) for some lucky someone who sees past the not so very rough at all interior to the fantastic, unique spaces at play there. Smokin good deal! Thanks’ Charles.

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    The mid-west storms this week had me thinking of Missouri, so that is where I went.
    I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day Weekend.

    1912 Kansas City, MO, 6,995,000
    This house has been on the market for some time, so may have been shared before. To me it is worth a visit. Designed by Louis Curtiss. http://architecturalobserver.com/the-mysterious-louis-curtiss/
    This house has a very impressive entrance both inside and out.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/1200-W-55th-St-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2352994_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=432ccec0-6ec2-46f7-8f69-e791417dae5a~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1917 Saint Louis, MO, 859,900
    Lovely brick façade with a lovely green tile roof. Many lovely cut and stained glass windows within.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/3216-Hawthorne-Blvd-Saint-Louis-MO-63104/2938522_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=d0f98851-f897-4ee0-bb47-a874678c42cc~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1917 Kansas City, MO, 599,950
    Craftsman details, lovely stucco and wood façade. I love how the house looks with the wispy spring trees framing the front of the home. Neat detail in the living room with what looks like wood detail from the sconces that wrap up onto the ceiling. A second sitting room has an interesting detail to the ceiling to check out. Lots of windows connect the interior to the outdoors, which I love.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/6016-Belleview-Ave-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2415256_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=163b6d79-1400-415f-9a9d-c6d58269a860~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1905 Saint Louis, MO, 649,900
    Lovely detail to the façade of this brick home. I wish I could see the detail above the second floor windows on the front of the house. Grand staircase, a few stained glass windows and nice paneling.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/5211-Westminster-Pl-Saint-Louis-MO-63108/2993070_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=7f289732-c95d-46dd-8e45-ca196ad2de35~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1900 Kansas City, MO, 550,000
    What I love about this house is the exterior. Reminds me of Kelly’s phrase “stinking cute”. Though, it does have a regal air for its compact look. Interior has a few nice fireplaces and built-in in the dining room. I really like the circular pattern in the leaded glass windows on the stairway.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/1841-Pendleton-Ave-Kansas-City-MO-64124/2281649_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=01ead1f7-fc59-4315-88b5-8977d2c375ec~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1907 Saint Louis, MO, 1,295,000
    Georgian Revival with high ceilings. Whether there is anything original to the kitchen or not, I still like the style and coloring, drawer pulls and there is a neat copper sink, so I think they were definitely putting in the effort to tie the kitchen to the old house.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/44-Portland-Pl-Saint-Louis-MO-63108/2989358_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=500a6775-7ea1-4e59-9e04-c4c82e2d827d~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  5. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12224 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I don’t really keep track of news but caught this on Facebook, damage from the most recent tornado in Jefferson, MO. Scroll down a bit for the album, if you feel like heartbreak that is. FB page link.

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      Very sad.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      thank you, that is what had me wanting to spend some time in Missouri this week. 🙂

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I always think about Lara Jane when those nasty suckers roll through down there at this time of year. Hope she and her’s are well. Scary stuff.

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 487 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      This blew right through an historic district. What are the odds?

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Tornadoes, though rare, do not discriminate in their paths of destruction. I’ve witnessed a couple of tornadoes up close (although not directly in their path) and seen the damage they are capable of doing. Old houses and buildings, because they were well built to begin with, tend to survive better than some new builds but anything in the path of an F2 or higher category can suffer widespread damage. Can’t say I ever recall twisters going through Jeff City but no areas except perhaps mountainous regions appear to be immune from them. I’ve seen a few archival photos of tornado damage from the Victorian era so the storms are not unique to our era. Sad to see the damage in the State capital of Missouri but hopefully State and Federal emergency disaster funds will be readily available to address the needs of impacted residents and homeowners.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          As scary and sad as tornadoes can be, they are for some, (moi), also fascinating and awe inspiring. If anyone is interested in quality chaser footage, I’ll recommend “Pecos Hank” on YT. His footage is brilliantly shot, edited, and lushly musically accompanied: and most importantly lacking in the more ghoulish aspects of many chasers’ footage.

          Check out this wondrous recent video; and his others as well. He is particularly attuned to capturing rare phenomena such as ground to cloud lightning, etc.

          https://youtu.be/jEbD55LvThM

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          • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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            1936 Cabin

            Thanks for the tornado footage. I like his lack of sensational content. He just allows the video to roll, we do not need convincing that this is amazing.

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  6. Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Looking forward to official start of summer here in New England, hope everyone has an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!
    An 1823 in Wallingford, VT (with 1917 additions) 5 beds, 5 baths, 5 acres – how’s that for symmetry? $419,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4751-140-E-Rte-Wallingford-VT-05742/2088178986_zpid/
    An 1829 in Barnet, VT for $100,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/246-Old-West-Rd-Barnet-VT-05821/75425964_zpid/
    A really pretty 1803 (with an early 1900 update) in Woodstock, VT for $1.35 million- includes a wonderful old photo
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23-The-Grn-Woodstock-VT-05091/75488410_zpid/
    1767 in Amherst, MA for $480,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/152-Triangle-St-Amherst-MA-01002/56255710_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Ann
      More beautiful homes thank you

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      • Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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        1972 raised ranch.
        Hopkinton, MA

        Thank you, I am always amazed at how those old Vermont houses hold up with the intense winters they experience!

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          My family’s 1830 home in the berkshires is still going strong. When I was young I remembber having to run the water in the kitchen sink and hay bales from the barn around the exterior fondation. Not so any more with a new kitchen and family room added on and probably updates to the insulation of the house. We do not have to think so much during winter any more. Smile

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 863 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      The interior of the Barnet house certainly is a surprise, given the exterior condition. It really is a wonderful house. And the Amherst house is gorgeous…..has a certain light quality that is most inviting.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2300 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I like the last house, but the one that calls my name (while ignoring my finances!) is the 1803 in Woodstock. Yes, very pretty – both inside & out! With a great dressing room, no less.

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  7. shellbell67shellbell67 says: 146 comments
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    Phew, what a rabbit hole Providence, RI has been! This city has some of the most amazing homes that I’ve ever seen. Hands down.
    The beauty I’m sharing has the most spectacular surprise on the front porch (you’ll know it when you see it! 🙂 ) & a beautiful swoon worthy staircase with awesome stained glass.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/295-Wayland-Ave_Providence_RI_02906_M48634-19231?view=qv

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      That porch has some nice rhythm in its design, only added to by the surprise.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Such a fun, interesting, and unique house must have been designed by an architect.
      The untouched attic with it’s deliciously patinated bead board is the best bit to my eye. Thank you for sharing.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Although parts of the house have been thoroughly modernized, the stained glass windows really enhance the interior. So many formerly grand old homes have lost their art glass windows over the years; some windows were merely considered old fashioned and out of date so they were removed and tossed,. By the 1970’s stained glass windows were considered to have some collectible value so countless numbers were taken out during remodeling or outright stolen from vacant old houses and then resold at flea markets and antique malls. Others are hidden behind covered up windows or gather dust up in attics or musty basements. In the 1890’s scarcely any houses were built without any kind of art glass. Fewer homes have windows of this quality, though, because the region around NYC had some of the best stained glass studios in the country in 1870’s to early 1900’s. Wonderful house here, overall. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2300 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Wow, you weren’t kidding. I’ve seen curved windows of course, but nothing quite like this design – very cool. Never mind the staircase’s windows! ?? And I like the carry-through of the arches.

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  8. JulieJulie says: 391 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora/Hello from New Zealand,

    Check out this old house in one of my favourite locales, Russell, in the stunning Bay of Islands. It was originally built 100 years ago as a home for the harbourmaster. The current owner has completely restored it with a great deal of flair and attention to detail. Check out the old fridge, washing machine and sink for example. You can find out more about his story herehttps://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/houses/98614959/the-authentic-restoration-of-a-100yearold-cottage(you are probably going to have to manually type this in your browser but is it well worth the time). The price is $US1,135,160.00 which is pretty over the top considering it’s valuation of $US389,184.00. I think he may be trying to captalise on his interior design skills because for what he is asking you could get a much bigger and newer house on the water there. I will have to remember to keep an eye on it to see how fast it sells.

    https://www.bayleys.co.nz/1010138

    This 1930’s home is in my town of Warkworth and I have always liked it. It has pressed plaster ceilings, beams and plenty of casement windows to let the light in, which is crucial for our many rainy winter days. I really like that “sleeping porch” too. I didn’t realise it had such a beautiful back yard because you can only see the front of the house as you drive up the hill past it. It is a Deadline Sale and has a council valuation of $US564,366,00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3556504

    Very pretty Victorian homestead in Waingaro which is about an hour south of Auckland International Airport. It was formally a Bed and Breakfast. I would love to buy it (especially if they threw in the furniture and decor – for free). It is priced at $US550,000.00

    https://www.coffeys.co.nz/Listings/?listing=1184

    1904 Victorian villa with fantastic curb appeal in the Auckland suburb of Mt. Albert. It has been beautifully maintained and has a superb garden setting too. It has a council valuation of $US1,358,760.00 and is for Auction.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-2055151101.htm

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  9. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 128 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Indian Banks, a 1699/ 1728 brick home on Virginia’s Northern Neck with 17 acres, for $2.155 million.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2494-Simonson-Rd-Farnham-VA-22460/108038231_zpid/

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 863 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      I’ve long been aware of, “Indian Banks,” one of the most important early houses in Virginia……OH!! if only…..!!! Fits all of my criteria, except price of course. It is such a lovely property. The house is somehow cozy and not overwhelmingly large or, “fancy.”
      Thanks for the listing…..!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Outstanding! Thank you Son. It’s perfectly spectacular, and on a perfectly sized scale – for me. I love this house just as much as any Victorian, Mid-mod, Inter-war, Italianate, etc.. Though it is not my most preferred period or style, I could VERY happily live here. The collection of ancillaries and the deep water dock are AAA+. Its on the highest ground around it seems: not really surprising since it was around for first dibs. ? The FINE, and not overly fancy, solid X3, brick home, of SPLENDID scale and design, is mostly untouched and fabulous. The current fixed decor is appropriate, tasteful, human, and blessedly minimal.

      Don’t miss the cannon! Heheheheh.
      https://flic.kr/p/2g28fPi

      Clipped. Thanks’ again SonofSyosset.

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  10. Sandy BSandy B says: 863 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1797 Cape in Whitefield, ME on 16.59 acres.
    I know this was listed before on OHD, and apparently sold, but now is at, to me, a rock bottom price of $225,000. I could be so happy in this house, especially if I could get them to leave all those wonderful old fireplace iron pieces….couple of nice toasters there….and…the rest of the antiques they’ve staged the house with. Odd the listing agent has given no written information about the property. no mention of outbuildings, etc. Not far from Wiscasset, one of my Maine favorites.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/268-Hilton-Rd-Whitefield-ME-04353/112662924_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-propertyalertnew&rtoken=d86bcba7-1d63-4c72-82b4-cb4e994e695e~X1-ZUxys7xro5c0zt_6ttic&utm_term=urn:msg:201905231850082dd7185800adf587&utm_content=image

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  11. NonaKNonaK says: 265 comments
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    Austin, TX

    Three from Galveston, TX.

    1904 – $450,000 – 3 bd 2.5 ba – 2,188 sf – Sweeping staircase, stained glass, double porches, great kitchen and more.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1815-Ball-St_Galveston_TX_77550_M78657-35479

    1899 Queen Anne – $429,500 – 3 bd 3.5 ba – 3,655 sf – 1900 storm survivor, Galveston Landmark. Stained glass, lots of original woodwork, pretty staircase 5 fireplaces & pocket doors.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1919-37th-St_Galveston_TX_77550_M72832-83319?ex=TX2346891653

    1972 Mid-Mod- $1,998,800 – designed by architect, O’Neil Ford who has been called the most famous architect nobody knows about. This article (https://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/O-Neil-Ford-home-in-Galveston-asks-2-million-13785133.php#photo) says the home was commissioned in 1969. Not really old, but it is so unusual I thought some of you would enjoy seeing it.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1504-Driftwood-Ln_Galveston_TX_77551_M84793-67860?ex=TX644618015

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  12. Sandy BSandy B says: 863 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1925 Storybook Tudor in Pennington, NJ. at $699,500. Wonderful front elevation!! Comfortable house with the only downside…unfortunate high taxes. But, Oh Well….fun to look at anyway. Charming house in every way.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/122-King-George-Rd-Pennington-NJ-08534/39006743_zpid/?

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2300 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      How lovely! The exterior grabbed me immediately – lots of charm, and the interior is nice, too. I even like the kitchen’s backsplash & the fact that they incl. a bookcase at the end of the run. Nicely done (IMO)!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Marvelous facade! Genuinely adorable. 🙂

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1169 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      I’m usually not into Tudors, I find them too gloomy. but this one is nice! I think I would have had the gloomy feel if the living-room beams hadn’t been painted white. I like the dark green windows and doors!

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  13. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Very unusual type of home from the early 1900’s in Fort Wayne, IN for $104,900: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/129-E-Dewald-St_Fort-Wayne_IN_46803_M35385-73856 There are some Colonial/Classical Revival details and millwork consistent with the early 1900’s but I’m not sure this was originally a single family home or even an apartment house. Can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it especially in the middle of a block of unremarkable homes. I’m think this may have served for some institutional use originally? With the spacious interior, there are a variety of possibilities that it could be used for.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I was thinking it must have been a double John. Pretty much convinced after seeing the dividing fire wall:
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/1138583637/4b3f1ed8061943d21736dccae423c65cl-m27xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg

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      • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1169 comments
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        1875 Limestone house
        Langeais, Loire Valley,

        I was wondering what’s a “double-John”. Until I read this several times and realized you were replying to John Shiflet! ahahah 😀

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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          1897 Queen Anne Colonial
          Cadiz, OH

          What a difference a comma can make. While it is true that “john” became a euphemism for a “porcelain throne” (another euphemism) at least one site says everyone has it completely wrong: http://www.johnnojohn.com/ Credit for the original Loo goes to Sir John Harington although Thomas Crapper made improvements to the necessary fixture. All of it is explained by the website so hopefully, after being informed, toilets will henceforth not be referred to as “johns” by enlightened folks. I think most of the information on the website falls under the category of TMI. As for the unusual house, I think we are now in agreement that it is a two family or duplex.

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Me, the king of punctuation and weird sentences! Heheheh.

            Someone once told me the English call the toilet the “loo” for King Louis of France, for obvious reasons. Seemed plausible.

            This is my fave. house this week(,) John. It’s solid as can be; and offers a variety of options; at a great price too. Guess it comes down to location, and someone’s willingness to invest.

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            • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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              1897 Queen Anne Colonial
              Cadiz, OH

              My last comment on this offbeat topic…”Loo” was explained on the above mentioned site as: “The British word for toilet, “loo”, derives from the French “garde a l’eau!” In medieval Europe people had little conception of hygiene and threw the contents of their chamber pots out the window into the street below. In France the practice was preceded by “garde a l’eau!” (“watch out for the water!”). In England, this phrase was Anglicised, first to “gardy-loo!”, then just “loo”, and eventually came to mean the toilet/lavatory itself.”
              Who knew???

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    • JimHJimH says: 5390 comments
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      The Sanborns and city directories indicate it was always a 2-family house, owned originally by merchant Roman Zoeller, who lived on the right side with his family. Attorney Sol A. Wood, later a judge, rented the left side, and both families lived there for decades. I don’t see a family relation, but maybe there was a connection.
      The common entry isn’t very elegant, but it looks intact:
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/1675395519/4b3f1ed8061943d21736dccae423c65cl-m14xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Thanks for the added information, Jim. Again, to my eyes, the entry looks very utilitarian like one would find in an institutional building of the early 1900’s. The side entry was often designated for deliveries back in the day but with this being a two family, it was probably for the use of one of the families. Amazingly restrained design for a family residence yet the details suggest a conscious effort was made for achieving architectural harmony and symmetry. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn the architect also designed schools, hospitals, and other institutional buildings. As a residence, this house remains unusual, IMO.

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  14. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1169 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    3 million dollar 10-BR 1898 colonial revival in Boston. The foyer makes quite a statement, beautiful paneled walls, beautiful stained glass (especially on the landing!). On the other hand, super bland kitchen and bedrooms that are not impressive either. But still worth a look! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/284-Foster-St_Brighton_MA_02135_M98427-97606?view=qv

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  15. ScottScott says: 349 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Kelly, are you looking for additional antique photos for the link exchange? I have some I would be happy to email to you.

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  16. CoraCora says: 2077 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1959. Very cool MCM, in excellent condition. It’s huge, too, so for the price this is fantastic. $220K

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1702-N-Clarence-Ave-Wichita-KS-67203/77331514_zpid/

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  17. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1874 Second Empire, Hudson, NY, 1,595,000

    Grand, grand home

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-Willard-Pl-Hudson-NY-12534/83930754_zpid/

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  18. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Wonderful house! Gilbert Bostwick Croff, a talented Saratoga Springs, NY architect, came out with a planbook titled Progressive American Architecture in 1875 featuring many designs in the Second Empire style. Here’s an online copy from Haithi Trust: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951d007994819;view=1up;seq=13 A decade later, the mansard roofed Second Empire style was in decline but Croff’s designs date from the peak of popularity for this style. Thanks for sharing, Kimberly. Wish I could afford it (and the taxes that go with it)

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      John,
      I just spent some time with the planbook. There are some really beautiful designs included. I especially like looking at the drawings because when I realize all the work done to design and draw these elevations, I can appreciate the architecture more. I wish I could explain this better.
      thank you for offering this here.

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  19. ScottScott says: 349 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Someone please save this place! Listing says the house is circa 1900; I believe it is much older than that, perhaps closer to 1800, but perhaps with 1880 era renovations. Flag Gate Farm, approximately 3,000 square feet on 7.7 acres for $295,000 in Ossipee, New Hampshire. This home is a victim of poor structural modifications. Hopefully it can be resurrected.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/28-Route-28-Ossipee-NH-03864/86722023_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      The older parts definitely look to date back to at least the mid-19th century if not older. There are some exposed beams visible that if not cosmetic could push the date back to the post and beam framing era. (generally before 1850 although balloon framing with dimensional lumber was in use before 1840 in some places) I believe the room with the modern sliding glass doors (and a swayback roofline above) must have had a structural support taken out at some point in the past leading to the prominent dip in the roofline.

      It takes a long time for such a sway to develop in most cases so to level it again would probably take time…perhaps months of gentle jacking if not a year or two. Wood stressed over time into a bend shape sets into the curve and usually requires gradual lifting over time to restore it back to level again. Sudden jacking attempting to push it back into level will often result in the curved wood breaking. When done gradually over time, it will eventually level out again. Property taxes here are refreshingly reasonable (about $3,200 based on the listing information) so even those on a fixed income might be able to make it work. From what I can see in the photos, the “bones” look fair and restorable. This will be a big project for someone but post restoration/renovation a fairly unique farmhouse with outbuildings or dependencies would be the result. The 7.7 acres would allow the next owner to keep some farm animals and engage in small scale cultivation. I find the property intriguing.

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  20. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12224 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    1985 but somewhat interesting stone (and brick) castle like home in Mooresburg, TN for $395,000.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/tn/mooresburg/2437-highway-31-mooresburg-tn-37811–2398927962

    I don’t know what Gone with the Wind movie they are referring to since the one pictured is brick so maybe the treads? Even then I have my doubts. Still is a cool place so thought I’d share here.

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  21. HipGingeMamaHipGingeMama says: 6 comments
    1880 Italianate
    Niles, MI

    Just saw this one!!! The day after we got an offer excepted on another house ? Someone on here needs to buy it and love it and fix it up right!
    https://www.indianalandmarks.org/for-sale/hubbard-house/

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  22. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    A million dollar mansion from 1924 in the West 8th Historic District in Anderson, Indiana priced at $309,900: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/920-W-8th-St_Anderson_IN_46016_M40045-83184 Look at all of the gleaming woodwork! Very large home here with many great features like the pergolas and a brick garage. Not usually the type of house that I find appealing but I really like this one.

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  23. clonnstromclonnstrom says: 1 comments
    1958 storybook
    La Mesa, CA

    $650,000 | Mount Helix, La Mesa, California (near San Diego)
    3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,441-sf on .25 acres
    Built in 1958, this storybook ranch has been lovingly restored. The inside has been a labor of love. Kitchen and bathrooms were “retro remodeled” in 2018/2019 with brand new 1950s ceramic tile — one in pink/black and the other white/jade green.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4520-Taft-Ave-La-Mesa-CA-91941/17036718_zpid/?view=public&fbclid=IwAR3KLmt8NvCzcfA7bI-pk8A1iXrNlQy0j0RA1jyhk5N_iXn7DgCONtDVV7s

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