June 14, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old house photo still stands. Street View. Even the steps are still there, probably the most original exterior for the old house photos I’ve shared so far.

    The lady and dog photo is not associated with the house photo. No name is written on it so they both remain a mystery.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1161 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      the Ivy house is even more accurate now as seen on the streetview! pretty cool that it doesn’t look altered!

      • Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        All that Ivy is not doing the house any good…..the micro climate it creates (plus how it works its way into the shingles) is extremely destructive.
        Love the lady’s shoes…..very smart!

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        • CarebearCarebear says: 1065 comments
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          I once owned a house that previous owners had planted vinca right by the house. I spent so much on weedkillers, trying to get rid of that stuff! I was growing under the siding, invading any kind of garden I tried to plantin there. I went on vacation for 10 days, came back to find it back under the siding, and entwined in my coral bells. Any vine can grow under the siding or clapboard, plus they make great homes for wasp nests (as friends of mine found out), and homes for bats. Another friend of mine thought the ivy on his house looked so “neat” until he kept getting bats in the house, and an exterminator found, in about 5 minutes, where they were living!

    • ddbackerddbacker says: 508 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Who’s a good doggy? You are. You are a very good doggy.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        LOL It’s nice to see how people interacted with their pets back then.

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        • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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          1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
          NC

          Just the same as now! Nice dawg!

          Really neat that the house is unchanged — amazing. Not only the steps but the windows remain; they seem to get remodeled often. The enlargement of the door makes me want to open that screen & walk into the cool shadowy hall.

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    • SarahSarah says: 68 comments
      1974 Ranch
      Decatur, IL

      Hi, Kelly and all,

      Another cool house, and I love the “people” photo, too. I have 2 questions.

      First of all, does anyone else cringe when they see ivy crawling up the side of a house? When we lived in PA years ago, and we were digging out some terribly persistent English Ivy, a friend told me that there were 2 main different types of ivy — that English Ivy was horrible to have on your house, because the roots would find any crack or crevice to grab hold of, work its way in and grow,eventually damaging wood, brick and mortar; that the 2nd main kind had thin spindly roots and didn’t cause any damage. It really bothers me to see ivy climbing a building for fear of what damage it might be causing (and hiding). Am I silly for letting it bother me, oh ye fonts of great knowledge?

      2nd, any idea what the logo on the porch post sign stands for? I looked a second time and realized that it is hanging upside down (like the top nail popped out), and that it’s not something cryptic or Masonic — it’s the letters IPC. Anyone??? Buehler??? Buehler???

      Have a great weekend, everyone!!

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 902 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Depends on what kind of ivy. Some don’t dig just cling. It’s the bugs that would worry me. Ivy has been on the house for a while I doubt it’s been that big of an issue.

        Don’t know what that symbol means, was hoping someone would know.

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        • Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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          2001 craftsman farmhouse
          Bainbridge Island, WA

          No matter the kind of ivy……the micro climate it creates means it’s causing a lack of ventilation which holds moisture against the building. If it’s been there a long time, would be interesting to know the conditions underneath.

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        • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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          1885 Italianate.
          MI

          Fraternity symbol ?

        • nicnic says: 77 comments

          I believe the ‘symbol’ is an ice card. You can see that it is just tied to the column. You put it out on the day that you wanted the ice delivery to stop. The reason it is upside down is because the 4 different sides you could post at the top indicated how many pounds of ice you wanted left. Usually there were numbers on those corners to clarify but the ice man could just recognize the symbol and orientation from a distance. One of the country’s largest ice delivery companies was Philadelphia Ice Company (PIC).

      • CarebearCarebear says: 1065 comments
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        I saw a house in Indiana that had had the ivy stripped off it. You could see the pattern of the vines on the clapboards. very clearly. I suppose the owner had to paint the house, as it looked almost like a stain, that would not be just washed off.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Looks like someone’s initials entwined to me. Probably the first owners.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 383 comments
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      I love the look on the dog’s face in those two pics. Almost as if he’s thinking she wants me to beg for THAT? Love it!!

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      I love the farm collie, we had two! Great dogs. The house could breathe better if the ivy was removed. 🙂

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  2. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1639 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Happy Friday to all of you from damp Northeast:

    1963 Murray Blatt house, Suffren, NY, 475,000
    I love all the natural wood in this house. Dark on the outside and a lighter stain on the interior. Sunken living room adds to its height and has the original built in sofa. The fireplace is shared with the dining room. Lots of windows and the kitchen appears to be original and not messed with. smile
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/8-Galileo-Ct-Suffern-NY-10901/53421943_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=536cb870-71bc-4bab-9c89-6b48b74bf0f7~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1948 Ezra Stoller (photographer) w/ Abraham Geller and George Nemeny, Rye, NY, 2,200,000
    There is a Japanese feel to the landscaping. The inside is bright and there are lots of windows to let the outdoors be a part of this home. I like that there is ample room for books. The kitchen while having modern appliances and the cabinets perhaps are modern too, but the feel fits in with this home. The entire place appears very livable, comfortable.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/16-Kirby-Ln-N-Rye-NY-10580/32971760_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=7e660805-040e-4781-8c72-4d93621e0418~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1967 Julian Neski house, Stauket, NY, 1,250,000
    The exterior sits like a modern fortress. It may be clad in wood, but also looks like cement to me. I am guessing on wood, where the deck clearly points this out. The inside is warmer tones. I would like to see the kitchen. The views are stunning.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/6-Childs-Ln-Setauket-NY-11733/59442947_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=1fe6711a-63a5-4587-82c1-ef4c4103811a~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1963 MCM, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, 250,000
    Beachy, casual, take a look at the kitchen and balcony overhead. The house juts out, cantilevered?, to take in the view.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/25-Raccoon-Island-Rd-Lake-Hopatcong-NJ-07849/52401715_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=43a11306-6776-43b7-a688-c2c4e1ca8796~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1968 John Rattenbury/Taliesin Architects house, Maplewood, NJ, 2,999,000
    Showplace, architecture micro-managed. I would love to spend some time walking through this home. I am fascinated by all of the detail, no stone left unturned.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/15-Tower-Dr-19-Maplewood-NJ-07040/2084530037_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=2e9501d4-ff45-42ca-bf47-a0b06501959b~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1950 Marcel Breuer house, Princeton, NJ, 1,210,000
    From the listing:
    Breuer’s design followed his ~house in the garden~ model commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and showcased in the museum’s garden in 1949, as part of the museum’s attempt to promote Modern Architecture in America while addressing the needs of suburban living for the modern family.
    The south facing glass facade extends the interior outwards to the garden and captures direct sunlight and heat during the winter days, while the roof overhangs to create shade during the summer.
    https://www.zillow.com//homedetails/880-880-Lawrenceville-Rd-Princeton-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/2084137943_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=19552c2e-f43f-4e65-a4d9-137c27ce5ad7~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 807 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      These are all great finds, Kimberly. I wonder if that wood/cement example (Stauket, NY) is concrete cast in rough wood forms. This was a popular building method in this period, and resulted in concrete with “grain”, “knotholes”, etc.

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    • jillieDjillieD says: 92 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      I love MCM houses. Thank you for sharing these. Curiously, I am not so much of a “high-end” enthusiast for them, however. The Julian Neski house DOES look like a fortress, like the campus buildings built after the student unrest of the 60s and 70s. Forboding and not user-friendly on the outside. As for the Rattenbury house in NJ, I can’t quite fathom how anyone could call all that space with varying levels, openings and finishes “The Calm or Peaceful Home”. Something to tour, for sure. And I’m sure I would be amazed by it. But where do you curl up on the couch with a container of Haagen Dazs?

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1639 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        I went to UMASS Amherst and spent many hours in and around the art building. It is like a giant cement sculpture. I can understand the student protest mindset as our admin bldg on campus was designed to be entered via ramps. Ha!
        This house is like a fortress to the sea and very comforting on the inside.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ Kimberly.

      The Maplewood, NJ house is especially interesting. I’m always curious to see what early, Taliesin fellows were up to. Has a very Fay Jones aesthetic to it IMO.

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  3. Gail M.Gail M. says: 201 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    A documentary about the Irvine Park neighborhood in Saint Paul. I know a couple of families who were able to buy their houses for a dollar! I was a bit too late for all of this, but I did get to work on one of theses houses hanging sheetrock in the ’90s. Love this neighborhood, and I’m so glad it was saved.
    https://vimeo.com/310203749

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  4. As an antique appraiser, I get interesting things to look at. One of the things I’m working on now is a collection from a California pioneer who came here during the gold rush. He kept diaries from 1853 until he died in 1902. In one entry, he ran for judge in Yuba City against J.H. Craddock (he lost). Out of curiosity, I wanted to see the area and what kind of history was there and found Judge Craddock’s former home for sale. For California, the price is great! I also have a book from 1879 about the Sutter County history which shows the homes of some of the early settlers. Judge Craddock’s home is shown in an artist rendering and I’m happy to say, the house has been nicely preserved.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/370-2nd-St_Yuba-City_CA_95991_M16762-02945

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1738 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      What fun that must have been for you, to find the house! Judge C. had a nice place — and I love that part of California.

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      How interesting !! What a fun job you have, beautiful home too!

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1065 comments
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      Sometimes, when I see a wonderful house like this, kept up so wonderfully, decorated and furnished so perfectly, I want to scream, “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE THAT YOU WANT TO MOVE!!! ARE YOU CRAZY OR SOMETHING???!!!
      I love this house! Love everything about it, from floors to light fixtures! Just fantastic. I wonder if the owners would let the furniture go with the house? Don’t you just hate it, when someone gets ahold of a house like this, and then fills it with Danish modern furniture?

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      • I think the same thing! WHY ARE YOU MOVING? It’s so nice to see a home like this in California being so well taken care of and kept as original as it is. Obviously updates have been done, of course. I don’t necessarily mind not using traditional furniture, although I would prefer if they did. What I REALLY hate is when I see a craftsman home, tudor, Victorian, etc, completely gutted and stripped of every bit of character and made to look like a modern junk heap. These flippers have zero regard for the historic aspects of a home, the character of built ins, gorgeous trim and crown moldings, elaborate fireplaces, etc, etc. Seeing this home being so lovingly cared for gave me a lot of joy. Sadly, at this price point in California, it’s runs a risk of a developer destroying everything about it. If it were mine, the first thing I would do is get it on the historic register.

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

    Today’s Old House pic reminded me I MUST plant a Dutchman’s Pipe vine somewhere on my property!

    Here’s a 1790 Federal in the Putney section of Stratford, CT with a remarkably intact c. 1953 Joan Davis kitchen for $299,900:

    https://www.historichomesinct.com/residential/ct/stratford/5605-main-st-170200970.php

    An 1844 brick Federal in Salem, NJ for $139,400:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/75-West-Broadway-Salem-NJ-08079/39828770_zpid/

    …And a 1941 Leaveittobeaveresque Colonial in Youngstown, OH for $28,500:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/ohio/mahoning/youngstown/11789344/582-tod-ln.html

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 807 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Youngstown’s issues are nationally known but it perhaps has turned a corner. That last house seems to be the bargain of the month (if not year) even in Youngstown.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1065 comments
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      When I was growing up, in the same neighborhood my mother had grown up in, neighbors had Dutchman’s Pipe growing up the side of the big downstairs and upstairs porches. It always scared me-I always thought there were monsters living in it! Now, I think it would make a great sunshade to the side of a porch, like this one no doubt did, so long as it didn’t get under siding or clapboards.

  6. JulieJulie says: 319 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora/Hello from New Zealand,

    Arts and Crafts home in Masterton which is at the southern end of the North Island about 1 1/2 hours from the capital of Wellington. Lots of shiny, beautiful woodwork, leadlight windows, window seats, fireplaces as well as a pool and tennis court. This home looks to be very well maintained and sympathetically updated. It is a Deadline Sale and has a council valuation of $US372,650.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3576195

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1639 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Julie
      Very nice house! I would love to cook in that kitchen. Thank you!

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      • JulieJulie says: 319 comments
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        1997 1 storey contemporary

        Thank you – I really like it too and it’s an amazing price compared to what you would pay in the area I live.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 807 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      A lot of what Julie shares from New Zealand looks expensive to my eye, but this one is lovely and seems to be worth that council valuation.

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      • JulieJulie says: 319 comments
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        1997 1 storey contemporary

        Oh it IS expensive – even the areas that are “inexpensive”. I feel badly about showing such expensive homes…We will head way down South when my husband retires where we can buy a nice home for $NZ350K or thereabouts. Where I live, a small house on a tiny lot will set you back at least $US700K.This works in our favour when it comes time to sell because we are on 10 acres so our place is valued in the 7 figures and it’s nice enough but nothing special. But it will leave us plenty to buy a nice place and have enough to live on comfortably.

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  7. CatherineCatherine says: 1 comments
    1750 Stone Farmhouse
    Newton, NJ

    1750 Stone Farmhouse on 9 acres in Northwest NJ. Lovingly restored with all the modern amenities. Stone walls and perennial gardens as well as a two acre pond. Beautiful original hardwood floors, deep windows and wood burning fireplace, Exposed stone walls.
    4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths priced at $349,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/137-Frank-Chandler-Rd-Newton-NJ-07860/39933652_zpid/?

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    • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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      Swartswood Lake is one of the prettier places in Jersey – I lived nearby in the 90’s. That house has had a lot of changes and additions over the years. It was owned by Samuel Cassidy in the 1800’s – his Irish grandparents were there before the Revolution and probably built the place. The family owned a mill and land by the lake that became the hamlet of Swartswood.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1065 comments
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      Western NY has its cobblestones, and this area of the country has its wonderful stone houses. I love them both! Love this stone house-love how its not modernized out of all recognition.

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  8. natira121natira121 says: 610 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Kelly,

    For some reason the link exchange is showing up both where it’s supposed to be, and on page 2 at the third house down position. Is it just me?

    Also, it’s sized differently… smaller on page one. Weird.

  9. I found this in Gaffney, South Carolina. The listing says that the build date is 1965, but I’m think 1910’s. I have no idea why I think that. Really it’s just a guess and I hope someone who knows more than I do about old houses can more completely identify the approximate age. I am thinking about making an offer on it if I can get my sister who lives in nearby Rock Hill to meet an agent to tour it.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/406-Oakland-Ave_Gaffney_SC_29341_M61415-70588?view=qv

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    • SarahSarah says: 68 comments
      1974 Ranch
      Decatur, IL

      Wondering if it could be a typo, and should be 1865??? Surely isn’t 1965, but I don’t know enough to know when it was actually built. Nor do I have the vision or imagination to figure out what it would have originally looked like. Some houses, if they take the photos in a “sensible” order, I’m able to visualize the floor plan. Not so with this one. Lots of work — for a younger back than I have!!

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1127 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      Well that mantle/ overmantle would be a great reason to think it was built around the time you thought.

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I agree CharlestonJohn, and I am looking forward to seeing the house without those horrid awnings !!

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        • I told my sister that those awnings will be the first things to go if I get that house. It’s screaming to be pale, pale yellow with white trim and green metal roof. Gaffney is the home to Limestone College. It’s a nice town, and only 45 minutes from sis. The only drawback to it for me is that microscopic yard, .19 acre.

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          • Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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            2001 craftsman farmhouse
            Bainbridge Island, WA

            HR, Maybe capitalize on it being a diminutive cottage garden……picket fenced? The wrap around porch is great and add to the overall outdoor living space……a nice semi-private transition space to a small yard. I think I would be tempted to add 2 over 2 window sash.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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      The state survey says ~1900 with the porch added ~1920, and we know how completely accurate and without fault state work is.
      http://schpr.sc.gov/index.php/Detail/objects/44724

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      OMG what a cute little thing !! I agree, much older hah. Wish I was still young… I’d take this on, it would be so worth it. Adorable!

  10. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 807 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    This is one of my listings just outside Lancaster city limits but on 1.3 acres. It’s a large and very liveable home of uncertain age (the owner thinks 1890) and has a full size AGA range, which actually is the first one I’ve ever seen installed in a home. It’s in a very desirable location as well. $448K, Lancaster PA (1890-ish?): https://www.zillow.com/homes/1143-Columbia-Ave-Lancaster,-PA,-17603_rb/9745143_zpid/?view=public

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    • Nancy CNancy C says: 135 comments
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      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      Whoa! Full-sized AGA costs more than a heated salt-water pool, doesn’t it? They are certainly not common in the US (nor for poorer folk abroad, either). Nice posting, thanks, John. . .

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  11. meclymermeclymer says: 93 comments
    Peoria, AZ

    Excuse if this has been posted previously, I have not been able to be online much lately.
    1883 Hartford City, IN $199,900

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/507-S-Walnut-St_Hartford-City_IN_47348_M35220-39211?

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 916 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      This is lovely, and well worth a second posting. Better to post repeatedly than risk missing it entirely, IMO – especially in the case of a beauty like this…

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  12. SarahSarah says: 68 comments
    1974 Ranch
    Decatur, IL

    I love this one and the Mission style (if reproduction) furniture. It seems to rest there comfortably. Would have to draw the line at the exterior style metal stair railing shown in photo 20 among others. As Mammy said in Gone With the Wind, “It ain’t fittin’. It just ain’t fittin'”

  13. Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1897 Queen Anne in Peotone, ILL for $325,000. Not my usual pick, but this house and its outdoor space is truly lovely. It’s not too big at 2,300 sq. ft., and has wonderful millwork, builtins, and a very quirky upstairs bath. AND…the sellers are willing to negotiate the antique furnishings. Great house at a super price.
    https://www.movoto.com/home/200-e-wilson-st-peotone-il-60468-461_09999149#popphotoview

    The museum quality 1749 “Charming Forge Mansion” in PA has been reduced in price by $130,000……now is $695. How I’d love to see this house…!!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/274-Charming-Forge-Rd-Womelsdorf-PA-19567/82197633_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-propertyalertnew&rtoken=6c7023e8-95d3-4448-9aa7-d285947f15a8~X1-ZUxys7xro5c0zt_6ttic&utm_term=urn:msg:20190614145000b777bcb2f2f75ac9&utm_content=image

    Brief History:
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/pa/pa0200/pa0203/data/pa0203data.pdf

    Article with very interesting history of the forge village and restoration:
    https://www.readingeagle.com/berks-country/article/foundations-charming-forge-village-restoration-highlights-ordinary-fol

    AND…..Ghosts!
    https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/12/pennsylvanias-haunted-charming-forge-mansion-is-up-for-sale/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1639 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Two very nice houses Sandy. Thank you!

    • Nancy CNancy C says: 135 comments
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      abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

      Your description of the charms of this home is right on — everything I liked the most about it. What a lovely house.

      PS Thanks for the link to Movoto Realtor — I don’t usually go to them (while avoiding Zillow at all costs these days because of the confusion it causes) and am pleased to find the largest images of ANY of them.

  14. JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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    Good news! This old “tear-down” in Maine closed yesterday. The new owner is an OHD reader with an impressive track record of saving and restoring old homes. The place is crammed with stuff and there are some structural issues, but surprisingly, it’s dry, relatively intact and free of yuckiness. The exterior is original, with remnants of the porch matching the details of the house, allowing for faithful restoration. We’re still working on the history though all indications are that the house was built for the leading family in town and is important to local history.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/04/24/c-1880-dexter-me/

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  15. LeetownjenkinsLeetownjenkins says: 12 comments
    1924 American Four Square
    Martinsburg, WV

    Kelley, I know you are swamped bringing us these amazing houses almost daily, but I wanted to pitch you an idea. Many OHD followers have old homes themselves, I thought it might be very cool if we could submit pics of our personal old homes for comment and viewing along with a location and date of construction. Just a thought. Not sure how it would work with logestics or if you would be bombarded with thousands of photos. Thanks for the work you do. Eric

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I plan to one day, have it where you can click on the name of a commenter and be taken to a page of their home or whatever, not finding something that will suitably work like I want and don’t have time to do it myself just yet.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1639 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        I too like the idea. I have enjoyed getting to see Ross’s house, but that is all his own ceation thru his website. Another aspect to why I love your website so much. I could also see posting our old homes via the Friday link, but I like Kellys idea better as it is more immediate and always there.

  16. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 89 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Here is a Pilgrim-century saltbox on 2 acres in Norwich, CT, with 2 beds, 2 baths, and lots of original fabric listed at $204,900.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29-W-Town-St-Norwich-CT-06360/61991871_zpid/

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  17. Not sure if you saw this home in Redlands yet but thought I would share just in case. It has been on the market for awhile compared to other homes here. Located in between a apartment complex and commercial. Before the boom we almost purchased this home but was not meant to be. Enjoy!
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/17265841_zpid/34.09553,-117.098036,34.002083,-117.251844_rect/12_zm/1_fr/

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  18. ErinAErinA says: 8 comments
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI

    Lustron Home (porcelain enamel metal)
    1949
    Grand Rapids, MI
    https://www.trulia.com/p/mi/grand-rapids/2524-martin-ave-se-grand-rapids-mi-49507–2100071716

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1639 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      How cool they inculded the house tag. I love the lamp in the bedroom. Lustron reminds me of the Airstream trailer. Something modern, spaceship like and looking towards the future. How neat!

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  19. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1863. Many modern features, but this is too unique not to share. The grounds are stunning. The price seems reasonable considering the size and condition of the home.
    This must have belonged to an important person in Columbus. $341K

    Columbus, GA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1846-Buena-Vista-Rd-Columbus-GA-31906/76544100_zpid/

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  20. AndystrailersAndystrailers says: 1 comments
    New Orleans, LA

    1886 Italianate Victorian most recently occupied by an internationally renowned activist arts collective in Machias, ME. $225,000. I’ve stayed there; it’s beautiful…

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Machias_ME/type-single-family-home/sby-2?pos=44.700996,-67.480155,44.7264,-67.438956,15&qdm=true#M4903042679

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  21. 67drake67drake says: 268 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    $69,900 in Richland Center Wi. Built in 1906. I see the usual kitchen and bathroom updates, but pretty much untouched inside and out.
    I don’t understand the front storm door as it looks like a security type door. Trust me, there is virtually no crime in this neighborhood! 🙂

    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Richland-Center/562-E-Kinder-St-53581/home/89528400

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  22. Barbara VBarbara V says: 916 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is a nicely restored 1875 Second Empire/Italianate overlooking the Claverack Creek in Hudson, NY, offered at $1.275 million:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6569-Hill-St-Hudson-NY-12534/30017239_zpid/?

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    • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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      The Charles H. Stott house at Stottville, whose father brought the Industrial Revolution to the Hudson Valley with construction of a textile mill in 1828. Sadly, Jonathan Stott’s Italianate mansion was demolished for a trailer park.
      The house is wonderfully preserved/restored and fairly priced imo – the same a few miles south on the water would be $2-3MM.

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  23. Barbara VBarbara V says: 916 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    And, for those of us with a slightly larger pocketbook and slightly earlier tastes, the 1815 federal style William Bame House, a former tavern and stagecoach stop, on 34 acres in Kinderhook, NY, for $1.965 million:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1294-Old-Post-Rd-Kinderhook-NY-12106/215408678_zpid/?

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  24. RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Here’s something fun for all of you fans of BLACK houses. Heheheh. I am not a fan: but I had to admit to loving this designer’s aesthetic none the less.
    5.5 minute, video home tour:
    https://youtu.be/wROWmCUiIek

    Also; some may remember me posting another vid. tour of a famous designer’s SPLENDIDLY scaled French chateau. Have a look at his Paris apartment. It’s gorgeous; but beyond that, what he did with a particular mirror is beyond rad!
    5 minute video home tour:
    https://youtu.be/oYS33P8cVLg

    Here is the exquisite chateau again.
    12 minute tour of heaven:
    https://youtu.be/r2UavOJcWQQ

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That first house: the kitchen is beyond amazing. In there, I love the black as a juxtaposition to the LIGHT! Wow. I do admire the effect of the black on the exterior; though it strikes me as foreboding and severe; as any black house will. It does work for that house. 🙂

  25. vreyes25vreyes25 says: 13 comments
    NJ

    This house has always peeked my curiosity whenever we drive by it. According to the listing it’s a Victorian mansion but it does not give a build date $649,000.00 Bayonne, NJ

    https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-5047-2ybc3n/104-106-west-8th-st-bayonne-nj-07002#

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  26. KBFKBF says: 1 comments
    1882 Historic Victorian
    Stillwater, MN

    South Stillwater-Bayport, MN Historic Victorian St.Croix River Valley with Spectacular Intriguing Design. Built 1882 Impressive 1 of a kind Home theater!
    https://matrix.northstarmls.com/matrix/shared/phVqfRcHCCFd/1144thStreetN

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  27. Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Very interesting and well-done website by Edenton Historical Commission. I pulled down tabs under furniture and architecture. The discovery of what turned out to be a 16th-century house was fascinating and had been pointed out to me while spending time in Edenton recently. Great site!!

    http://ehcnc.org

  28. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I was about to post this but doesn’t sound like an easy sale. $28,700 in Limestone, Maine. Build date on record is 1926 which at least 20 years too late.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/me/limestone/13-leighton-ave-limestone-me-04750–2004111805

    This is the other listing description mentioned in the main listing: Redfin

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  29. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5473 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Today’s share is in the Ohio town of Mt. Sterling, southwest of Columbus and is priced at $77,900. House size is 3,684 sq. feet and it is in the Colonial Revival style dating from the early 1900’s: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/70-N-London-St_Mount-Sterling_OH_43143_M40186-30549 While the house retains a fair number of original details, glaringly absent are two mantels, probably of the tall columned variety of Oak with beveled mirrors. Looks like a previous owner or tenant removed them for extra cash (a couple of hundred dollars at best in a quick sale situation) The house must have also originally had several art (likely stained glass) windows with only a dining room stained glass window remaining. It might cost a couple of thousand to find suitable salvage items to replace those missing. A plus is the 3 car garage and possibly an above ground pool. (?) With some heavy cosmetic work, this house could regain its original historic appearance.The biggest advantage I see is a large house for a modest price.

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  30. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5473 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    One more Ohio beauty today: a very rare turn of the last century (c. 1900) Gothic Revival (revival) in Bowling Green, OH: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/228-E-Court-St_Bowling-Green_OH_43402_M42614-18715 Priced at $310,000, the 3,748 sq. foot home, (6 bedroom and 3.5 baths) features fine ornate hardwood millwork and exquisite exterior details. It appears that in the early 1900’s there was a minor renaissance of the by then antique Gothic Revival style but reinterpreted here on a rambling Queen Anne form. (unlike the strictly symmetrical original Gothic Revivals from the early to mid-19th century.) I’ve encountered a couple of these late Gothic examples, all of them in Ohio. A couple of photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15389339668/in/album-72157648433023988/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15329678637/in/album-72157648208275180/ I also noticed this has been on the market for almost a year so hope this is hasn’t already been posted. I always appreciate the rare and unique old house examples, like this one. Bowling Green (not to be confused with the same town name in KY) is just to the south of Toledo in the northwestern part of the Buckeye state.

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  31. Matt ZMatt Z says: 103 comments
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    1893 Shingle Style
    Mamakating Park, NY

    This listing just popped up in the Catskill Mountain area and I had to share.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/166-Dry-Brook-Rd-Middletown-NY-12406/2083935644_zpid/

    This beautiful rustic shingle style compound of buildings is part of the original Pakatakan Artist Colony in Arkville, NY. There are various cottages that make up the colony, each in a variation of the shingle style, (similar to other Catskill private communities like Elka Park and Onteora Park) Here is a fancier cottage within the colony http://mtownhistory.org/2010/10/14/town-of-middletown-sites-on-the-state-and-national-registers-of-historic-places/locke-residence-pakatakan-colony-copy/

    Here is some history http://green-mahoney-family.blogspot.com/2014/04/ruth-mahoney-pakatakan-hotel-and-art.html

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    • JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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      The home and studio of J. Francis Murphy and his wife Ada Clifford, both landscape painters. Very nice and mostly unspoiled – one of the best arts colony properties I’ve seen. Thanks!

      The Wyant house/studio down the road was for sale a few years ago. The house was a bit more interesting but on a much smaller lot and no other buildings:
      https://www.landsofamerica.com/property/4.5-acres-in-Delaware-County-New-York/417444/

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 916 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      This is fascinating – I live in the foothills of the Northern Catskills, and am well-acquainted with Elka, Onteora and Twilight Parks, as well as Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, however, had never heard of the Pakatakan Artists’ Colony and these lovely buildings! Thank you so much, Matt, for the posts!

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  32. CandyCandy says: 149 comments
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    Carpentersville, IL

    This is a 6200+ sq ft Spanish Colonial in Kettering Ohio, just outside of Dayton. I’m not sure what’s old, what’s new or even what’s what (it’s kinda hard to figure out the floor plan!) but there’s no denying that this house has some really interesting elements! 799,000.00. I really hope this link works…I haven’t posted in a while, I may have forgotten how!

    https://b1iw.app.link/pYhJTOcQDX

    Oh… built in 1923!

  33. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1161 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Hi everyone!

    I wanted to share with you a jewel of Art Nouveau, the Belle Époque house of Champagne Perrier-Jouët in Épernay, France. It has been restored and houses hundreds of Art Nouveau work of arts and furniture. It is apparently the biggest private collection of Art Nouveau artifacts in Europe. I find it sumptuous!

    The official website is here: https://www.perrierjouet-maisonbelleepoque.com/

    but you can also see more photos on this FB page (public post, no login required): https://www.facebook.com/MyLittleEpernay/posts/2167278533321946 .

    And here (gorgeous pic of the parlor with amazing stained glass): https://magazine.bellesdemeures.com/luxe/art-de-vivre/art-nouveau-le-champagne-perrier-jouet-ouvre-la-maison-belle-epoque-epernay-article-18799.html

    And last but not least: https://blog-espritdesign.com/actus/evenement/reouverture-de-maison-belle-epoque-perrier-jouet-48363

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  34. clawhammeristclawhammerist says: 28 comments
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    1879 Italianate
    Danville, VA

    Here is a really stunning late Queen Anne/borderline Colonial Revival house in perhaps the most beautiful of the several fabulous historic districts in Lynchburg, Virginia. The price of $399,900 is on the upper end of the downtown market there, but this is quite a large house with little work left to do, and the basement apartment would be a significant help with the mortgage. I love the exterior color scheme, and the woodwork in the foyer and dining room especially. A trip around the Diamond Hill neighborhood using Google Streetview (or in person, as I have often done, living as I do not so far from Lynchburg) reveals high-quality architecture in numerous styles from the antebellum period through the Depression. Downtown Lynchburg and the beautiful James River are just steps away, wonderfully rejuvenated with countless restaurants, independent shops, and a terrific near-daily famers’ market.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/419-Washington-St_Lynchburg_VA_24504_M58027-37663?view=qv

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  35. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 647 comments

    On Wednesdays I’d normally save a listing for the next Friday – but this one is too good to hold.

    Wikipedia says the average home price in Muttontown, NY (on Long Island) is $3 million. So, this one at just under $2.5 million is a steal. What’s particularly nice is the untouched condition of the home. Built in 1929, this brick mansion (I really don’t know the style) looks dated but in all the right ways. With only two owners and interiors that look unchanged in decades this is a pleasant surprise. It seems rare to find such an unspoiled home on LI and especially one with a few acres. Have to admit I don’t understand why it has 5 half baths, but who am I to judge. It’s doubtful the next owner will not be scrubbing toilets. No address listed, so I wonder who can find out where it is.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Glen-Head_NY_11545_M34398-70009?view=qv

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  36. ScottScott says: 319 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Wow! Check out this circa 1870 Italianate/Second Empire/Gothic Revival beauty in Paris, Kentucky.

    https://www.berkshirehathawayhs.com/de-Movellan-Properties-KY301/homes-for-sale/151-Duncan-Avenue-Paris-KY-40361-274967355

    5 bed, 2 bath, 3,900 square feet on 0.6 acre for $248,000. I love it.

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  37. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5473 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Just Wow! Scott, this is one of the finest and most intact high style Italianate homes I’ve ever seen. Obviously, the mansion is architect designed, (perhaps a design by Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan?) and appears to be in a near perfect state of preservation. I know that someone will probably ask: what are those bare areas on the floors? (and along the staircase passage) Victorians did not have today’s carpet adhesives to hold area rugs and staircase runners in place so they left the flooring unfinished so the area rugs would not easily slide across the floor. Most area rugs also had horsehair pads (inside a burlap envelope) between the rug and the unfinished floor underneath. Since that is a distinctive period touch, if the house were mine, I would leave it that way as an authentic period detail.

    Before anyone suggests the need for a drum or two of stripper, it’s entirely possible most or all of the woodwork was painted from day one. It’s also possible the original finish was painted faux grained to look like rich expensive woods (Rosewood, Mahogany, or Burl in some areas) A skilled paint conservator could check for early faux painted finishes. I do believe one of the lesser mantels may have had a black finish based on a bare spot visible on the paint. A fine mansion like this truly deserves someone who will honor and respect the history embodied inside. It looks so unspoiled and original that it almost takes my breath away-it’s THAT good! If it were mine, I’d research for and then use period appropriate wallpapers and stencils. Of course, the finishing touch would be about $100K or so of top tier Renaissance and Rococo Revival Walnut or Rosewood furniture. If all of this is starting to sound like describing a museum house, it should. This is a rare variant of the Italianate style and is absolutely mansion grade. I expect it to fall under contract very quickly and sincerely pray (and plead!) that the next owners do not take a Property Bros. approach to it. That would be criminal, IMO. What a rare find! Thanks for sharing.

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    • ScottScott says: 319 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      Check out the street (Duncan Avenue) on StreetView. Its stunning. House after house is brick, and Italianate or Queen Anne.

      151 Duncan Ave
      https://goo.gl/maps/kwyxbu6rHTcYyedt8

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      • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1127 comments
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        Charleston, SC

        The street is listed on the NRHP as the Duncan Avenue Historic District.
        https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/299c295a-6936-4119-9fd7-c76239fc66cf

        The house you posted at 151 Duncan is known as the c.1865 Hibler-Chapman mansion and was once owned by US Senator Virgil Munday Chapman as noted in the listing. It’s notable for the barrel vaulted dormers, which makes it a particularly interesting example of Italianate architecture.

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5473 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          The barrel vaulted dormers and the survival of what appears to be an arcoterion, a rare type of rooftop finial/ornament derived from Classical architecture, raises the architectural quality of this house to a very impressive level. I’d be curious to learn who the architect for this house was. It shares some similarities to the published designs of Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan, who was very innovative among early Victorian era architects.

          Thanks for sharing the NHRP report for the district although I dislike the use of the ambiguous term “High Victorian” even though there’s a nearby Stoner Street and Stoner Creek that runs alongside the town.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5473 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Yes, I noticed the amazing array of high end Victorian architecture remaining in Paris. There must have been a lot of wealth in the town in the second half of the 19th century. Paris is only 18 miles from Lexington, KY, the state capital, and is in a region where million dollar thoroughbred horses are raised. Not only was I stunned by the architecture but with the very reasonable price. I speculate that the sale is part of an estate settlement given that the listing mentions this is the first time the house is on the market since 1877 and streetview shows a wheelchair ramp leading up to the front entry. The house needs a few period sympathetic updates (kitchen, bathrooms) but deserves to be celebrated for the Victorian elegance it represents. It’s the kind of house a preservation minded buyer would want to keep in his or her family for generations just as the previous family did. I hope one or more of our Old House Dreamers is/are visiting Paris today taking a look at this wonderful home. Historic homes of this quality in this price range are pretty rare.

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        • ScottScott says: 319 comments
          1951 Grants Pass, OR

          The price point is amazing, especially compared to recent listings on this street.

          I hate moving but would seriously consider packing up my family and setting out for the other side of the country for this place.

        • SarahSarah says: 68 comments
          1974 Ranch
          Decatur, IL

          And, don’t forget the proximity to Kentucky Lake — AWESOME fishing and water sports!! Have traveled there several times with hubby’s family and rented cabins overlooking the lake.

    • SuzyQSuzyQ says: 87 comments
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      MD

      John you are spot on. This house is amazing. As for the $100K of furniture that would be the finishing touch I would be happy to supply said furniture to the buyer of this home to make it complete.

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