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June 7, 2019: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Super thanks to the OHD Supporters! Thank you for your support!

    Inside pic today combined with people for this weeks old house photo. I’ve been wanting to do this image for a while, the awkwardness of the little boy is too cute. I think we are looking at a Swedish family in today’s old image. The (Sigfrid) Andersson family, the other side says Gustav Wallgren (although it looks like it’s got an “e” the name is Wallgren.) I believe the newspaper says “Göteborgs-Posten” and it’s probable that flag is a Swedish flag as well. I’ve found a few Andersson families with a Wallgren association that lived in or around Stockholm but that’s the point of research I stopped.

    I don’t know how postings will be today or this weekend, I’m working around the weather doing an outside project but will try to get posts up between the rain.

    Don’t forget prices with your shares! A build date and the name of the city and state if it doesn’t appear in the link. No tiny links.

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    • JulieJulie says: 342 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      What I like about these photos is that it shows a time when people sat together and actually talked as opposed to today when everybody is too busy watching t.v. or glued to their phones, tablets and computers. Very nice!!!

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    • SarahSarah says: 68 comments
      1974 Ranch
      Decatur, IL

      Love the picture. The “father” looks to have what we call here a “farmer’s tan” — the top half of the head is white (because they wore hats with brims, it kept the ears from being exposed to the sun), and the nose is cherry red….or maybe Papa likes his beer. I have childhood memories of little old men walking down the street with their beer buckets. They walked to the corner tavern, had a beer or two and whiled the time away talking with the regulars, then they would carry home a bucket of beer. The buckets were tin and later probably aluminum, and had a lid that would sort of stay on if they were a bit tipsy on the way home.

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  2. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    I like today’s picture and how the one woman on the right is smiling and look out towards us.

    I looked around for houses of the Mid Century Modern ilk. Then I found one interesting Second Empire that instead of just dormers, has a porch to view.

    1956 MCM Knoxville, TN, 1,050,000
    I like how peaceful and serene this house is. The kitchen seems to fit right in and I like the pulls on the cabinets. I love to two bonsai like trees out by the pool and the roof line of the building directly behind the trees.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/3600-Montlake-Dr-Knoxville-TN-37920/41681199_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=91ff6614-c5bb-476e-bb9b-7e40aabd9f81~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1972 William Bernoudy designed modern, Saint Louis, MO, 1,425,000
    This house has quite the commanding entrance. There is something rather oriental about this house. I love the wooden stairway that I think is going down into the basement and how it gently turns out into the room. Indoor pool, now that is fab! Indoor gardens and balcony and all that natural light from above. I like the fish tank between the kitchen and the dining area that overlooks the pool from above. The bathroom with the giant (great) fish has probably one of the only bowl sinks that I think makes sense and the color is great.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/935-Barnes-Rd-Saint-Louis-MO-63124/89556927_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=84c95e38-d60e-4d9f-ac5b-569aaf6baed3~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    from Wikipedia:
    William Adair Bernoudy (1910–1988) was an American architect.
    Bernoudy was born in St. Louis. He studied under Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s.[1] He is noted for the many modernist homes and public buildings he designed, mostly in the St. Louis area. The heyday of his work was in the 1950s.[2]

    1965 Modern, Saint Louis, MO, 1,499,000
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/8921-Moydalgan-Rd-Saint-Louis-MO-63124/2760865_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=44b5f4d4-db28-4079-9709-51f25f64e3f4~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    Another fish tank which looks to be saltwater too. I like the way this house sits into the landscape. The interior is warm and inviting. I like the three car garage doors.

    1962 Warren Jones MCM, Saint Louis, MO, 599,000
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/8-Sumac-Ln-Saint-Louis-MO-63124/2751525_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=00aaef56-c668-44d3-944c-19ec8bfb4b8e~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    https://www.stlouis.style/ladue/stylish-ladue-homes/coming-soon-asian-inspired-home-designed-by-warren-jones-8-sumac-lane/
    Neat original kitchen, more oriental flavor in the house. I like the stair way that uses tree trunk for support and how this all ties into the outdoors with that great wall of windows.

    1955 MCM, Pound Ridge, NY, 2,000,000
    Great wooden house with a wonderful Japanese garden around it.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/14-Cradle-Rock-Rd-E-Pound-Ridge-NY-10576/33083302_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=8d160d93-1962-47d4-a68f-f0290e15b113~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1965 MCM, Pound Ridge, NY, 1,223,335
    Cabin like. Eames like from the back where the wall is broken up into blocks of color, I think all via the porches and their supports.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/21-Gorge-Ln-Pound-Ridge-NY-10576/33082940_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=26003d4c-729b-4c88-8aae-b291c06a3080~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1880 Second Empire, Catskill, NY, 1,795,000
    I love the outside of this home and find the porch up on the third floor novel and it seems to really fit into the architecture. I love the kitchen. The entire house seems to be a monochrome of greys and brown, but I kind of like that. At first I thought, here we go, another modernization of an old home done entirely in grey, but this one grew on me and I think is nicely done.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/58-Snake-Rd-Catskill-NY-12414/30495905_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=572dade0-f64c-4f4e-98a6-f0b6c605db96~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    I hope everyone enjoys there weekend. We are FINALLY getting a few days of pure sunshine and warmth here in the northeast. Cheers!

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  3. natira121natira121 says: 661 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Kimberly62,

    I like that Second Empire too, which surprised me. Yep, it’s been updated, but it’s nicely done. I even like the kitchen too!

    And I like the browns and greys and wood…. IMO brown is a color that has been sadly neglected of late, whether for decor, or clothes for that matter. I went looking for dark brown socks the other day, and was blown by the fact that apparrently they just don’t exist! Who knew? (I did eventually find some, but sheesh!)

    My bathroom redo is in deep cream, deep red, and dark brown, and I LOVE it!

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

    Fredonia, NY (SW corner of the state, in Chautauqua County)–1937 Flash Gordon Modern style house for $135,000. The Willard Gunther House is located on Fredonia’s grand street of old mansions that date back to the Federal and Greek Revival periods. It is one block from the main entrance to a major college campus (SUNY). The incongruous-looking hip roof is not original.

    https://www.howardhannaholt.com/-/listing/NY-CCBOR/R1197266/340-Central-Avenue-Fredonia-NY-14063?display_page=4&index=18&lpp=20&total_listings=100&from=results

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  5. Anne M.Anne M. says: 881 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Lots to share this week!
    1745 in Bernardston, MA with “museum quality murals painted by a British spy” for $679,500 with 8+ acres
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-Burrows-Tpke-Bernardston-MA-01337/56975130_zpid/
    The 1841 original Town House in Kingston, MA for $799,000, gorgeous exterior, on the village green.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23-Green-St-Kingston-MA-02364/90179609_zpid/
    1836 Cape in Plymouth, MA for $459,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/243-Manomet-Ave-Plymouth-MA-02360/57542509_zpid/
    1775 in Hardwick, MA for $343, 400
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/96-Petersham-Rd-Hardwick-MA-01037/57593823_zpid/
    1906 Craftsman in Ashburnham, MA for $594,500
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/82-S-Main-St-Ashburnham-MA-01430/56690739_zpid/
    This Second Empire has a date of 1806 which I am guessing is inaccurate and it is divided up into apartments but it is a lovely building in Grafton, MA for $650,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Oak-St-Grafton-MA-01519/2084185220_zpid/
    1901 in Springfield, MA for $239,900
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/83-Bowdoin-St_Springfield_MA_01109_M45686-42232
    And last, but not least! this darling 1926 Bungalow in Holyoke, MA for $179,900
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/31-Carlton-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M47062-88102?view=qv

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      The Springfield, MA house appears to be at least a decade older than the claimed 1901 based on the interior details. Thanks for sharing.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5147 comments
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      Thanks Anne – an interesting group as usual from you!

      The Town House in Kingston is beautiful, though the 1841 date of original construction is deceiving. When a new building was proposed, “apparently the town favored retaining the old Town House and extensively altering it because in 1877, the Town House was enlarged, remodeled, raised, and turned around at a total cost of $6,133.68, not including architects’ fees. L. Briggs & Co. Architects, of Boston were the architects.”

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1735 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      The Bernardston house is well kept & well preserved. The description calls the sliding shutters “authentic” — meaning original or authentic to the time, but not necessarily the house? The wall painting is attractive — a British spy with time on his hands for decoration? The property is beautifully designed, paradise, in fact.

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  6. JulieJulie says: 342 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora/Hello from New Zealand

    Very pretty 1923 home in Auckland’s Northcote Point which has been owned by the same family for 40 years. Lots of wood, leadlight windows, fireplaces and decorative light fixtures large formal living room, dining room and study. It also appears to be directly across the street from the ocean. I would love to have words with the agent who wrote “but the possibilities are endless for those looking to freshen up an already beautiful residence” (read: paint everything white and turn it into a monochrome lifeless ultra modern “home”). Anyway, it is for Auction and has a council valuation of $US1,232,500,000.00

    https://rwponsonby.co.nz/auckland/northcote-point/15-queen-street-pon26836/

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  7. EfyannEfyann says: 3 comments
    1936 Tudor Cottage
    Milwaukee, WI

    Not a property for sale, this is an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about our County Supervisor who has purchased a 1927 mansion designed Alexander C. Eschweiler to raze and replace with a new house. Very sad. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/daniel-bice/2019/05/31/see-inside-shorewood-mansion-chris-abele-plans-tear-down/1302685001/

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  8. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1008 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Rushing to share this before heading out: A 1797 Hudson Valley farmhouse in Tivoli, NY on four acres with great barns, lush landscape, and a kitchen that maintains a comfortable feeling of originality, all with an asking price of $825,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8459-Albany-Post-Rd-Tivoli-NY-12583/30137606_zpid/?

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Barbara, neat house! I love all the book shelves, neat ceiling designs, kitchen, and the way it is decorated.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Top shelf Barbara. Great property, with an interesting, tasteful, and fun, contemporary design aesthetic which admirably embraces the authenticity of the house. Exceedingly good listing too I might add. You do not disappoint. Thank you.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1735 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Wonderfully eclectic house! Love its simplicity & character. The wood ceilings are marvelous — even if not original, so pretty, who cares. Lovely landscaping, inviting all kinds of activities. Taxes, at 9K in ’17, are low for NY state, and it’s in a really beautiful area.

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  9. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 664 comments

    Here’s a lovely historic village estate from the 18th century in the city of Poppi in Tuscany Italy. Charming features with a back yard even. 850,00 euro.
    https://www.lionard.com/magnificent-historic-estate-for-sale-in-poppi.html#carousel-example-generic

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  10. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1735 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    Cozy place in the photo, Kelly. The family look like they actually are acquainted with each other in contrast to today’s relatives. It may be VERY cozy there — looks like a brass bed to the left, so either someone sleeps in the living room or the family gathers in a bedroom. Seems to suit them well enough to photograph, though. Love those people pics from the past!

    Mill built 1876 in Hillsborough, NJ, on the Raritan River. Converted to a residence in the 1990s. I’d love living within all that aged wood. Well furnished with what looks like used-furniture or flea market finds. $650K https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1127-River-Rd-Hillsborough-NJ-08844/39884738_zpid/

    A Pennsylvania German house, originally probably fieldstone, though it’s a little hard to tell from the photos. Handsome place well preserved. 1850, Lititz PA, $370K, down from $385K.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Farm-Ln-Lititz-PA-17543/54254603_zpid/

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  11. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Today’s share is a bargain $10,000 fixer upper house in the Ohio River town of Manchester, Ohio: https://www.movoto.com/manchester-oh/408-w-6th-st-manchester-oh-45144/pid_31c6iajskh/for-sale/ While trashy, (seller mentions need for cleanup) some decent original features remain in this Queen Anne like the original entry door, staircase, and a nice mirrored mantel. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, In the back is a metal clad two story garage or converted carriage house. Lot is 9,235 sq. feet. The town of about 2,000 residents is situated along the Ohio River about 72 miles southeast of Cincinnati. I noticed the town does have an IGA Grocery and Family Dollar store seen in the limited available streetview. For those looking for a starter old house and who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves to make the house theirs, the property appears to have potential.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      John, Manchester is a tough, tough, spot. Very remote, and in very bad shape. It will always have a place in my heart though, because it is the home of the house that lead me to OHD years ago. I was searching the web for more info. for a house, (and it’s multiple brick ancillaries), that had bewitched me, (and it still does), when I found Kelly’s post here:
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2012/11/02/c-1850-italianate-manchester-oh/

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        So what is the condition of the mid-19th century Italianate after the mentioned fire? (one listing has it at $27,000 while others have it “off market”. Of course, if the Italianate burned to the ground then basically two acres of land are being offered, right? My only reason for posting the little Queen Anne cottage was it is priced dirt cheap and still retains some period details. After cleanup and some much needed repairs, a buyer could have a fairly decent home for less than the price of a new starter home but this old one comes with character. As far as location, I realize its off the beaten path and both banks of the Ohio River have a fair number of slumbering little towns but for the right person, this might work. Sorry to learn about your dream home. Italianates are not rare for the most part and there are some that do not cost a large fortune. Here’s wishing that you find something equal or better than the (lost?) Manchester home.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          John, I don’t know. I try not to think about it since “The Ridge” is among my pantheon of favorite old houses. I really wouldn’t even want to see any new listing. It remains in my head as untouched and beautiful. The variety of fine, original, brick, dependencies really set it apart. 🙂

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    • ScottScott says: 339 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      Does the closing cost include tetanus shots?

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        To seriously answer your question, I recommend that anyone who is about to begin a major project of this kind should make sure their Tetanus shots are up to date. I further recommend buying a box of Tyvek disposable suits: https://www.zoro.com/disposable-suits-coveralls/c/12014/ and depending on how grungy things actually are, a full mask respirator with charcoal filters; work gloves are also highly recommended. For merely dusty conditions, switch to a heavy duty dust mask like 3-M’s N95 (part No. 8210 plus) which has two comfortable fabric elastic straps and can be reused a couple of times if not too dusty. An old house wrecker’s trick is to take a comfort insole pad for shoes and use it as a template to cut out a tin/galvanized liner (to put under the soft pad) for work shoes so that if you do step on a nail it stops at the tin liner instead of your foot. Once there are no nails likely to be encountered you can remove the tin liner. Dumpsters come in different sizes with 20 cubic yard and 40 cubic yards being common. Besides the demo work inside the house there’s likely to be cleanup in places like a basement, the garage carriage house, and in the attic as well as materials and trash on the grounds. Gather up as much as possible before ordering the dumpster because you only have a limited time (a few days typically) provided for dumpster use. Save any house parts that look old and/or old windows that could be repaired and reinstalled. As mentioned, I believe the primary ingredient for bringing this trashy faded house back is labor. Once the house and premises are free of trash and clutter, then work out a formal restoration/renovation plan. The priorities are usually: roof, foundation, structural, systems, and finally cosmetics. In this house, once the trash has been removed, just for safety’s sake I’d bug bomb the heck out of it beginning upstairs and going down to the basement, Besides eliminating fleas and ticks, it would also eliminate most noxious spiders, wasps, etc. I can see this house transformed so that no one would ever guess how faded it was compared to the beautiful cottage it could become.

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  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I have a few new listings in Indiana to share this week.

    Here is another really great, really cheap, church; which once again is on a very manageable scale for adapting to a single family home. Vincennes is a very nice little town, with two mid-sized cities very close.
    1915 / Neo-Classical and Craftsman / Christian Science Church / Vincennes, Indiana / $68K
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Vincennes-IN/2085239127_zpid/29408_rid/1700-1920_built/38.966349,-87.035065,38.396029,-87.973023_rect/9_zm/1_fr/

    Here are two new listings in Huntington; a fantastic, lovely, little town chock full of wonderful antique buildings of all sorts.

    This strikingly handsome, later, Eclectic Victorian isn’t all too terribly modified.
    Huntington, Indiana / 1893 / Eclectic, brick Victorian / $150K
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IN/85391413_zpid/22_rid/1700-1920_built/42.004407,-82.694092,37.514083,-90.197754_rect/6_zm/1_fr/

    This listing is for two commercial buildings in the downtown. The smaller building has a superb, untouched, above the store space, (love that!).
    Huntington, Indiana / Mid 1880’s / Victorian / multi-unit, commercial buildings / $400K
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IN/2084086193_zpid/22_rid/1700-1920_built/42.004407,-82.694092,37.514083,-90.197754_rect/6_zm/5_p/1_fr/?

    Cheers all! 🙂

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I’m sorry that the Scientists need to sell their lovely church. It looks like it’s in very good condition and a bargain at that price.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      That one on Oak St. is worth a click-through just to see the castle-style fireplace. I have never seen anything like it!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        If not here’s a cheat 🙂 :
        https://photos.zillowstatic.com/cc_ft_1536/ISq1q2pph7bb940000000000.webp

        I’m almost sure those were catalogue kits. If anyone has any info., please say so.

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          There were catalog fireplace kits for Brick fireplaces often with arches and egg & dart patterned bricks. I recall seeing an ad for a DIY fireplace of that kind in one of Keith’s Architectural Studies magazines from the early 1900’s and as I recall it was price around $100 so not cheap but probably less than having a mason custom make one for you. This “Castle” fireplace perhaps could have been a kit piece but either it was not very popular or was priced high enough so that not many orders were placed for it. Huntington had some very skilled tradespeople in the late 1800’s based on the quality of architecture still remaining there.

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    • StevenFStevenF says: 821 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      All very nice, but that Huntington Victorian is delightful in detail and smaller scale. I’d roll back the open kitchen and the hot tub. the church is handsome but I always struggle to envision A floor plan that would work for me, as I’m not a lover of open concept living. It would be a fun challenge.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Steven, I feel the same way about big churches with vast sanctuaries. I’m able to see it work with these smaller ones though. Sort of loft living spaces up, with beds and utilities below.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Cheers indeed
      I love the novel fireplace in #2 I also like how the moulding around windows reflects the castle detail by being bump-uped in the corners.
      The commercial is very cool. Many cool windows, fireplaces. Very urban.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I too have never seen a rusticated stone castle fireplace-likely one of a kind made by a talented local mason. Nice house overall. I could see myself living in Huntington if the right house at the right price were available. Although North Jefferson north of Downtown is Huntington’s de facto Millionaires’ Row, some of the secondary streets have tasty surprises such as the Oak Street house. Going on down Oak street, I turned the corner onto Tipton St. and found this very impressive Italianate with a lookout tower: https://goo.gl/maps/Spfd7dC39vEEMRqYA The commercial building is at the south end of Jefferson just before you run out of downtown. To the left of the commercial building is another classic Mesker Bros. metal front building. (my photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/21636994024/in/album-72157659574840968/ and, I took a photo of the commercial building as well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/21636994004/in/album-72157659574840968/ ) As you noted, this cluster of buildings remains amazingly intact. I sure hope a gas station or other non-descript building doesn’t replace these fine Victorian buildings. Huntington is an embarrassment of architectural riches. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. CoraCora says: 2058 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1900. Pocket doors, elaborate mantels, nice staircase, wood floors in good shape, kitchen with potential, in a nice town not far from KC. All for less than $60K.

    Odessa, MO:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/307-E-Main-St-Odessa-MO-64076/194869071_zpid/

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  14. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 664 comments

    So this post is pretty much a tangent, but I think OHDers would be interested. Newspapers.com (a great site) is free this weekend. So many interesting things to discover. I found out something fascinating about my grandfather, but you can use keywords to certainly look for houses or owners of historic homes and see what you find.

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

    Here’s a few from the Lincoln, Nebraska, Capitol of the Cornhusker State. Lincoln is a great place to live.

    The first is an oversized Prairie Box/American Foursquare with an interesting center stair and cool windows. 3,300 square feet for $339,900.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1919-D-St_Lincoln_NE_68502_M73846-88290?view=qv

    The second is a cute little colonial revival/Cape Cod story and a half. Check out the interesting detailing along the eaves. Less than 1,000 square feet, built in 1940, and listed at $162,000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3775-J-St_Lincoln_NE_68510_M73781-34895?view=qv

    Cute little Eastlake cottage. This has lived a hard life, probably as a rental for college students. County says 1900 build date, but that’s Lancaster County speak for “old.” I would guess it was built in the 1880s. 1,900 square feet for $89,900.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1638-F-St_Lincoln_NE_68508_M81417-98219?view=qv

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ Scott.

      I agree with you about the delightful Craftsman, Foursquare. The upper stair hall, and the DR are especially delightful!

      The basement room with fireplace on J street is choice: despite the ill-considered, later electrical work. That’s a great little house.

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  16. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    This 1906 brick home is just down the street from me. It is quite original, with a vintage breakfast nook in the pantry, the annunciator bell system, and the date stone with the original owner’s name and date of construction (which is a fairly common thing on older homes around here — was this a thing anywhere else?) In my opinion the price seems a little high for the amount of elbow grease it needs, but overall it looks like it needs a freshening up, not a remodel. Lancaster, PA (Rohrerstown), 1906, $289,000. https://www.redfin.com/PA/Lancaster/2104-Marietta-Ave-17603/home/129917216

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    • ScottScott says: 339 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      Mostly original kitchen, too! Oh, Mylanta.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1016 comments
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      Lots of great features in this house — including some later updates like the bathroom tile work. While other locales do have have houses with date stones, I’ve never seen it done anywhere more extensively than in Pennsylvania… the tradtion is one of the many reasons the architecture of your state is so captivating!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Great property overall there, John. Thank you.

      To my eye, it looks like some pretty major changes have taken place. My guess is that the original entry / stair hall and the front parlor were combined to form the very large room, and new stairway, we see now, probably in the 20’s. I actually think the entire ground floor was likely re-configured at that time. The RAD kitchen was probably formed by combining sculleries and pantry into the VAST room we see today. Nice cabinets! The tiled baths and garage expansion likely also happened in the 20’s. Cool

      I’ve never seen anything like that built by plaque: thresholds and gables, yes; but a plaque like that, nope. Pretty cool! 🙂

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1735 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Endless interesting stuff in this house. The kitchen is a dream I’d like to get lost in. Altogether intriguing house.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Although I like slightly older more ornate examples, this house is close to mansion quality with the annunciator, soapstone utility sink, (molded?) figural stone mantel, outbuildings, and extras. I totally agree it needs a freshening up, not a gut rehab. I have occasionally found dedication stones on older homes like this one in Logansport, IN for an 1894 house: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/34391696763/in/album-72157659861547599/ Thank you for sharing the Lancaster property.

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

    Really eclectic house in Zebulon, North Carolina. Listing says 1885 construction date, which is pretty close. The 2,200 square foot house on a 2.1 acre lot is screaming to be preserved. I can’t figure out what happened in the living room. Obviously a wall was taken out, but what was in the center? It looks too big to be a fireplace, and its awfully close to the front door. Listed at $255,000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/601-Pearces-Rd_Zebulon_NC_27597_M63229-24426#photo1

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  18. Sandy BSandy B says: 765 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1810…..Virginia. Stopped at a fabulous antique shop on Rte. 17 coming back from NC last week….. received the brochure for the listing of their house on 70 acres. You can imagine the best of the best of furnishings are in this house. Beyond my budget, at $2,500, but WOW, for anyone interested in the period, it’s a spectacular property to say the least.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7971-Glass-Rd-Gloucester-VA-23072/2098498893_zpid/?mmlb=g,19

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  19. Sandy BSandy B says: 765 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Not likely, he was in his mid-nineties and she was a just a few years younger. I also see that the price on Zillow is several hundred thousand less than the fancy brochure I received. Seems like a bargain to me.

  20. CoraCora says: 2058 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1909. I think I shared this once, but they’ve since added interior photos. Cute castle-ish home. $187K

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

  21. CoraCora says: 2058 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1885. The “Chapman-Root House.” Pretty interesting history and quite fancy inside! Wonderful vintage tiled bathrooms and fantastic wallpaper! A steal at $125K

    Terre Haute, IN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1503-S-6th-St-Terre-Haute-IN-47802/77132095_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oh thank you Cora! I’ve always wanted to see inside that house. It’s as fantastic as I always suspected: though in need of reconsidered decor.

      This is the House Chapman Root built and moved into after linked above:
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/07/27/1920-spanish-revival-terre-haute-in/
      It’s had the schmidt beaten out of it in the last few years, and is probably a goner.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Don’t know why the agent didn’t show the RAD, front, 6th St., elevation. Here’s a good winter shot: https://flic.kr/p/6bY2a8 Yeah, the upper tower is a balcony! 🙂

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      • CoraCora says: 2058 comments
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        Clinton, TN

        Wow, gorgeous!

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          I know. It’s my favorite house in that town.

          Have to admit that it does sadden me to see it quite so Smurftastic; since I always pictured it being as elegant, and in good taste, inside as out. :-/

          I really want to go over there and take some better shots of it.

          If Kelly will hold off posting it, (if she is interested); I’ll call the agent and pitch free photography for their listing. I was also thinking I’d say that it was my intent to pitch her listing to the webmaster of an old house blog that I contribute to as a volunteer, in the hopes that she will post it on her popular website; for the free, national exposure, etc.. So free photography, and the possibility of free exposure: sounds like a good deal for them to me.

          Thoughts? 🙂

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      1885 seems plausible but the interior was seriously updated between 1910 and 1925 when doors were removed and arches were added between the rooms. Strong Colonial elements were also added like the Dutch entry door, the sidelights, and Federal style fanlight transom. The marble mantel does date back to the 1880’s (if not a bit older) but doubtful it was made in Italy for this house. (the marble could be from Italy but most mantels of this kind were made in the U.S.) Some of the exterior still reflects the Victorian era but except for the floorplan the house represents an updated version of the original. The earliest Coca Cola Bottles I’m aware of were of the Hutchinson’s Patent bottle types (introduced to the market in 1879) before Coca Cola was a company. Maybe the reference is to the familiar modern Coca Cola bottles with their distinctive shape. In any case, this is an interesting house that reflects several periods of changes.

  22. CoraCora says: 2058 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1930. What a tidy, charming Craftsman. Love love LOVE the kitchen! $93K

    Terre Haute, IN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2243-Washington-Ave-Terre-Haute-IN-47803/77129396_zpid/

  23. CoraCora says: 2058 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1875. A mansion. The bathtub…I’ve seen one of them before on OHD but can’t remember what the material is? Is it concrete?
    The house is stunning.
    $600K

    Cleveland, OH:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4106-Bridge-Ave-Cleveland-OH-44113/33330277_zpid/

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  24. RosewaterRosewater says: 6648 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    It’s copper and zinc I believe, Cora. 🙂
    https://photos.zillowstatic.com/cc_ft_1536/ISyj5d4vswk3fs1000000000.webp

    + WOW X3 on the ground floor interior! Great house despite mistakes.

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  25. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 664 comments

    New listing for an architecturally significant home overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. What’s the style? I don’t know, but for $4.25M it can be yours. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/428-Golden-Gate-Ave_Belvedere_CA_94920_M16641-60604

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  26. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 664 comments

    This is a very specific MCM home in Pleasanton CA. Gardens and interiors are very unconventional but interesting. Could you live here? $3.99M https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/70-Castlewood-Dr-Pleasanton-CA-94566/25082159_zpid/?mmlb=g,41

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Gotta love a listing where the first 70 photos are of the gardens. I love the inventive agave-ball installation (at least I think they’re agaves, forgive me I’m an East-Coaster), and the inventive use of palms and Italian cypress to punctuate the views. I would like to know if this place had a landscape architect or just a REALLY talented homeowner with deep pockets. The house itself I like too, but if I were able to afford anything in this price range, I would go for that Gloster, VA estate (at “only” 1.8 million) that Sandy B shared above. But if I could afford one, I could probably afford both, so OK, I’ll take both — one for winter and the other for the rest of the year.

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

    Absolutely STUNNING mid-century (19th century, that is) Italianate with 1890s Queen Anne remodel, including fantastic fret work, beautiful light fixtures, and check out that half-round window in the parlor! Beautiful woodwork. Kitchen isn’t original but works. Queen Annes are a little fussy for me but I would make an exception. 3,000 square feet on a third-acre lot for $235,000 in Sandwich, Illinois.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/219-N-Main-St-Sandwich-IL-60548/61710100_zpid/

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  28. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1180 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Hi fellow OHDers! I don’t know if some of you are on Instagram, but I wanted to introduce you to a “challenge” (which is not really one) called #52weeksofhome lead by Amy Leigh Heavilin (www.vivaciousvictorian.com) and that is in its second year. Each week there is a new theme and everyone can participate and show bits of their house by simply adding to their post #52weeksofhome and #52weeksofhomeweek23 (or change the number according to the week you’re into). On Sundays, Amy compiles some of her favorites photos into a collage (and tags the participants) to sum up the week’s theme.

    I mostly came to IG thanks to this challenge that she originally mentionned on her website, and since then i’ve been following lots and lots of old house lovers/restorers on IG, my feed is just filled with them. What I like about this challenge is that it’s not only picture perfect photos but it rather shows some houses and bits as they are, in need of TLC, currently being worked on, etc…

    If you want to check from a computer (don’t need a login): https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/52weeksofhome/
    You may also click on my name here on OHD and get to the “tagged” section to see some collages where my pics were featured among others. Or just click here: https://www.instagram.com/missapple37/tagged/

    PS : you can jump in at any time, or skip weeks, no obligations! The list of themes is here, this week is #24 : https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJjFYjlDdS/

    Here is how she describes it: “Want to jump into the photo challenge? Jump in this week, or start at the beginning (or any other week). You can find a complete list in my feed, but I’ll also post the current and upcoming here – just swipe. It’s just for fun – a grown-up (or not) version of show-and-tell! Check out the hashtags for more pictures from some amazing homeowners.”

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  29. NikagirlNikagirl says: 2 comments
    1948 Cottage
    Fruita, CO

    This home was built by the architect, Max Flatow, for his family. It features super- sleek, open living areas that don’t feel cold and uninviting.
    MCM Albuquerque, NM 8710
    $525,000
    5 bd 4 ba 4,745 sqft

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/430-Washington-St-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87108/6740859_zpid/

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

    Generally I’m not a fan of restomods, but this house on 10 acres west of Grants Pass, Oregon is too fun not to share. I am pretty sure that this Victorian cottage was moved in from somewhere else, but I’m not sure what the story about it is. The listing describes it as an 1896 build, and that “second empire” addition was started within the last few years. The owner has accumulated an eclectic array of artifacts, including a large section of bridge railing from the Caveman Bridge, which crosses the Rogue River in town, and the awesome mid-century sign from the local roller rink. A second house, dating from 1948 (and probably the original house on the property) is included in the $750,000 listing price.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5000-Redwood-Ave_Grants-Pass_OR_97527_M27357-89123?view=qv

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