September 6, 2019: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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122 Comments on September 6, 2019: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old house still stands! Dr. Cline’s home in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Link to post, just reduced to $125,000.

    Super thanks to this months OHD Supporters. If you expected to see your name here, let me know as not everyone is automatically included (means you had to give me permission.)

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  2. CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Griswold, CT–Late 17th–early 18th century Colonial priced at $120,000. From the 1860s through the 1920s this place served as the Town Poor Farm, and the side wing was added to house the ‘inmates.’

    A generation ago such houses were highly prized, were subject exacting antiquarian restorations, and were filled with period antiques by appreciative owners. Today they seem to be almost a drug on the market, at least in Connecticut, as they are not especially amenable to the creation of ‘master suites,’ ‘chef’s kitchens,’ or the addition of multiple elaborate bathrooms and walk-in closets. It alarms me that this precious early survivor is advertised as a potential ‘flip,’ which almost invariably means the addition of pale yellow vinyl siding, replacement windows, ‘budget quality’ kitchen cabinets, and having all the floors sanded down to a nub and then coated with 12 coats of gloss polyurethane. Surely SOMEBODY must value an historic Pilgrim Century homestead for more than its raw square footage?

    https://www.redfin.com/CT/Griswold/457-Roode-Rd-06351/home/109872679

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1936 Cabin

      Charles, I love your post. I am glad this house has you in its corner.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1019 comments
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      The fact that such an amazing, 300-year-old, historic house languishes after a month on the market (prompting a hefty price drop) is more than alarming; it is a very sad (but accurate) reflection of the profound apathy Americans now have for our heritage and culture.

      I fear for the state of our historic buildings and sites as we head into an uncertain future — sincere interest in history and historic preservation appears to be largely absent in most young people. Cultural artifacts are increasingly valued more for their superficial decorative appeal than their ability to convey history in a tangible way. Brace yourselves for a future with fewer “exacting antiquarian restorations” and more taupe mediocrity. >Sigh<

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      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        I hate to agree with you and Charles on this, but I worry as well. It’s been like this for a long time, though. The key as always is education. Making sure people are aware of the everyday history of what they live in and their built surroundings is key. Also, sharing with people that good quality can be repaired without having to be replaced can also sway those who may not care as much for history for history’s sake.

        I was speaking with a coworker recently who was talking about a contractor who had advised him to replace his door and the surrounding transom and sidelights. This is a recent build, maybe 30 years old. The seal on the sidelights and transom were fogged, and the contractor said it would be cheaper to replace the whole unit. Does that even make sense to anyone?

        Bang the drum and let’s talk about our old house passion. There are always opportunities to gain a convert.

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  3. kstoutkstout says: 69 comments

    I don’t think these has been posted before. If so, I apologize.

    Hudson, NY Dutch Colonial Revival? $1.9M
    It’s currently an Inn. You won’t believe the plasterwork in the dining room and the kitchen is amazing….

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/317-Allen-St-Hudson-NY-12534/83892102_zpid/?

    Savannah, GA Georgian Revival $6.75M
    Most beautiful house in Savannah (which is saying something!) on the most beautiful park.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26-E-Gaston-St-Savannah-GA-31401/2091230519_zpid/?

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    • celesteceleste says: 54 comments
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      Just plain WOW to the first one, with one of the nicest butlers pantry and kitchen I’ve seen and with the original bathrooms still intact, thank goodness.

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Hi kstout! That Flemish/Dutch house in Hudson truly is amazing. It’s one of those unusual European styles that you don’t often see around here. Someone close by to me built a version of the style in the late 1980s and it’s one of my favorite local newer homes.

      The Savannah house on the other hand, while beautiful, is in current slang, a little extra. Gaston is the dividing line between the Historic District and the Victorian District. I’ve always imagined in my head that when that particular house was built in 1907, the old-time Savannahians might have been aghast, thinking it was a McMansion of its day. The broken pediment a bit too big, the quoins a little too flashy, the home of a parvenu. You either were a NOG or you weren’t. (NOG is North of Gaston) I admire it for its cheekiness, it certainly is a “look at me!’ sort of house. Whoever built it certainly didn’t give a damn.

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Hi All, no time for much commenting today, but I hope you will enjoy these homes:

    1690 Sandwich, MA 620,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-Water-St-Sandwich-MA-02563/55922016_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=770ac892-0b6f-4e6c-a549-d2f68fa9a16a~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1860 Italianate, Amenia, NY, 299,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4879-Route-22-Amenia-NY-12501/83936772_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=cfc0364e-63fd-410a-ba6f-c5169e293fac~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1851 Queen Anne, Goshen, NY, 528,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/96-Murray-Ave-Goshen-NY-10924/31816203_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=fab1508f-dbf9-4e8f-815e-7a688248f675~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1890 Queen Anne, Pittsfield, ME, 29,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/145-Waverly-St-Pittsfield-ME-04967/118140879_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=8a9a78b8-ccaa-470c-a5e5-d208d67d3b9d~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1888 Halifax, MA, 185,000
    Not many pictures, just a nice simple camp on the water.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Old-Ocean-Ave-Halifax-MA-02338/57182930_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=1fbdb953-8a93-4f16-ba12-7709dc3409d4~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1850 Spotsylvania, VA, 849,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7508-Belmont-Rd-Spotsylvania-VA-22551/64794634_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=bd5f7384-5dce-42a3-b23e-7e28bcd15028~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1865 Aurora, NY, 199,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/872-Sherwood-Rd-Aurora-NY-13026/2100333855_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=ed122ce9-fc3d-4224-ba2d-6cd47e226cff~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1768 Hillsborough, NJ, 378,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1429-Main-St-Hillsborough-NJ-08844/2082878719_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=2e26e074-d194-481e-a7d7-1613977c1d11~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1875 Huntingdon Valley, PA, 359,900
    I could do without all the wallpaper, but the house has some nice details and I do enjoy the front elevation and the color choices.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/651-Red-Lion-Rd-Huntingdon-Valley-PA-19006/9973205_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=351cd34b-04cd-4f57-9c5e-fc2548f2f8b2~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • celesteceleste says: 54 comments
      OHD Supporter

      I am in love with the Armenia property and will daydream today about the gardens I would create! Wish they had more pictures of the features they wrote about. Looked it up to see about taxes, etc and looks like it sold in a short sale in May for $100,000.

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Some interesting homes once again, Kimberly. I’m most fascinated by the Amenia house and the Aurora house. Something about the simplicity of both feel very…modern? Grand but still simple. Maybe my tastes have shifted, but I feel like the spare elegance of an Italianate would be very appealing to live in today. You have some grander proportions without all the fussy gingerbread and stained glass.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1706 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      The Spotsylvania house has obviously been well loved — I could move happily into the guest house & stay forever.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      One of my favorite photos of the week is the Armenia view done the stairs, made me smile. I love the architectural view.

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      Swooning over that Italianate, Kimberly! Thanks for a great group.

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    • BethHBethH says: 234 comments
      1999 Dutchess County, NY

      I love seeing “local” houses on here – Amenia being about 30 minutes in one direction and Goshen being probably 45 in the opposite direction! They are such vastly different places. Amenia is out in the middle of nowhere, right along the NY/CT border, very rural. If you drive a little ways south on Rt. 22 to Wassaic, you can hop on the Harlem Valley line of the MetroNorth trains and be in NYC in under 2 hours. There’s also a beautiful stretch of rail trail that runs north from Wassaic and has gorgeous scenery. You will have to get used to driving a ‘far piece’ to get anywhere, though I do believe there is a decent grocery store there now. Goshen is an actual town, with a “downtown” area, for those that need to be a bit more in the middle of civilization. It’s not far from Middletown, which has a huge Galleria mall and tons of shopping. (I know which place I’d rather live! LOL!)

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Amenia, NY is rad! Realtor has good exterior property perspectives:
      https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4879-Route-22_Amenia_NY_12501_M31582-79622#photo0

      Thanks’ Kimberly

  5. MrMikeMrMike says: 68 comments
    Chicago, IL

    Happy Friday!
    Last week I posted a MCM house in Riverwoods, north of Chicago. Turns out, there’s another one in the same town, by the same architect, also for sale, about a half-mile from the other one. This one’s from 1950. $599K.
    https://www.koenigrubloff.com/homes-for-sale/2875-Arrowwood-Trail-Riverwoods-IL-60015-279001440

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  6. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1706 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    A singular MCM in Riverwoods IL designed by Edward Humrich, with his characteristic walls of windows, curved rooms, and harmony with its environment. The ceilings make this house something extra special; I LOVE them. Humrich is known for his Prairie designs; this place adds a Japanese influence. $799K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/72-Treasure-Ln-Riverwoods-IL-60015/4896896_zpid/

    This isn’t technically antique but cool enough to share if it’s ok with Kelly. Not so much a restoration as a re-creation, Little Daisy in Jerome AZ was originally a hotel for miners, built in 1919 by the owner of the Little Daisy Mine, which delivered a total of a billion dollars of silver, gold, and copper by 1950. When the mine gave out, so did Jerome. The Little Daisy hotel was transformed into a residence for a few decades, eventually becoming derelict and losing everything to auction, including its roof. In 1995 a couple made it again a home, reconstructed, using original blueprints & the elements and furniture they could locate, as it had looked in its hotel identity. $5.9 million. Great video here (push past newsroom patter; I recommend full screen). https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/iconic-jerome-hilltop-mansion-up-for-sale Photos on Zillow: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/300-Upper-Bell-Rd-Jerome-AZ-86331/82017120_zpid/

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  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    It’s always fun to stumble across a really interesting property completely by chance. This week I had just such an experience; and have now lately become obsessed with the property specifically, and it’s location generally. Doing an internet search for general information about the “Forest of Dean”, which is in Gloucestershire, UK, I happened upon this fascinating “farm”. The history of the lands Hawfield was carved from stretch back to primordial forest and the dark ages, until it became a royal demesne held by Edward the Confessor in 1066.
    https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/glos/vol5/pp14-46

    This is not just a house; but rather a state of mind – it seems to me: situated as it is on a significant rise above the river Severn https://d3e1m60ptf1oym.cloudfront.net/0d3dd6fa-9a85-11e0-b814-d58d43633bc9/JasonHawkes-3101_xgaplus.jpg , between the Forest of Dean https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/640/media/images/76099000/jpg/_76099319_76099317.jpg and the Cotswold edge escarpment http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/assets/0801/0000/0314/imag0001.jpg ; having magnificent views in all directions. The place seems magical.

    While the house itself is significant in size; it is in no way akin to some vast stately pile which, to me, always seem forbidding and unimaginable. Rather the original, principal block is a fine 17th century, somewhat smallish, quite picturesque, grange with a separate, attached, period, “bailiff’s cottage”; having then another attached, Edwardian, garden facing added wing of very nice scale and proportion.

    Additionally there is a delightful “garden cottage” directly adjacent; with many additional, substantial, stone, farm buildings forming the greater complex. The fantastic, stone, “cow bower” at the “top” of the property is also included; as is a semi-detached double, lodge just inside the gate.

    I’m in love with this place, and it deeply sparks my imagination. It really is the idyll opportunity to become something of an English “squire of the manor” on a very manageable scale; while living in a fine house, in a very, very, fine location. Situated as it is in the midst of many natural wonders which must attract a very good deal of tourist traffic; there are many opportunities here for likely successful, holiday let conversions in the stone barns – and etc..

    I bought a lottery ticket this week. 😉

    Unfortunately, this listing is like nearly every other UK listing in that it provides very few pictures to tempt the imagination. The only reason I’m bothering to share it is because there is an accompanying PDF brochure with very well detailed floor plans; as well as a good plat of the estate boundaries. Together with those floor plans; the plat map; Google maps; and your imagination; it is possible to get a much better sense of the place. ** Don’t forget to use the +or- tabs to get a better look **.

    Hope you enjoy discovering ‘The Awre” as much as I have. 🙂

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-80834408.html

    PDF brochure:
    https://media.rightmove.co.uk/66k/65851/80834408/65851_WRC180163_DOC_01_0000.pdf

    View from “cow bower”
    https://www.google.com/maps/@51.7690852,-2.4731077,3a,34.7y,96.52h,89.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sn3HRDzcxNkc0Szj2em00pw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    View of the main gate and lodge, (so deliciously unpretentious):
    https://www.google.com/maps/@51.7643789,-2.4730306,3a,41.2y,88.22h,94.05t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sboN3m1dpe0Uxp7ery2IaSA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DboN3m1dpe0Uxp7ery2IaSA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D81.49239%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

    The ancient yew in the parish church yard, (heheheh – sigh..):
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_fjwngWwAAk-ws.jpg

    Cheers everybody! 🙂

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      First, wow Rosewater. Thanks for all the effort that went into creating this post. I’m sure it took some time. It’s a magical setting and a wonderful collection of structures. I’ve gotten fixated on certain things. The drawing room bay window of the main house, that oriel bay in bedroom 5 (of which I call dibs on if you are inviting OHDer’s, lol) The EPC ratings for heating efficiency—-I LOVE this. Is this common in British listings for old homes? I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it before. The construction of some of the farm buildings is so picturesque, with the combination of brick corners and stone infill. And yes, that yew would be a nice spot to escape to.

      Thanks for sharing it all.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        It was my pleasure, DW. The effort is always completely worth it to be able to share these great places with like minded folks who I know will enjoy seeing them just as much as or more than I do. It’s reciprocal too here in the share. I love seeing the great properties other contributors and readers have to share even more than anything I might find. I only wish I had the time to go through them all, (or even partially), every weekend. Summers are so busy for me; and I know I’m missing out on seeing a lot of interesting places.

        It’s a real shame we only get to see a portion of one room in the original house. I’m nearly sure it is the LR of bailiff’s cottage anyway. A let down; but that’s how these UK and Euro listings tend to be.
        https://media.rightmove.co.uk/dir/66k/65851/80834408/65851_WRC180163_IMG_05_0000_max_656x437.jpg

        As to “efficiency ratings”; how they work is a happy mystery to me; and getting into how I feel about their relevance and efficacy as pertains to vintage and antique houses is “political”, and I DO NOT want to get started down THAT road. Heheheh. I’ll always be happier to throw an extra log on the fire rather than live inside a Ziplock bag with severe allergies.

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1706 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      If you want to find Eden, this must be close. Beautiful house, beautiful! The countryside ditto, and all of it just permeated with history. All the elements that make life worthwhile imo. You’re right about the outbuildings’ potential for all kinds of good things. Thanks for a big joy, Jeff.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        You are SO welcome, Laurie! It really is a step above and beyond; and why I just had to share it with those whom I knew might love it just as much as I do. 🙂

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1091 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      Fantastic property. Thank you for researching and posting.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Thank YOU, John, for all of the time and effort that you and Jim, and others, invest in helping us all discover a deeper context to these old places which capture our imaginations.

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        • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1091 comments
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          Charleston, SC

          All the thanks really goes to Kelly for making OHD so such an amazing escape. I try to contribute what I can simply to say thanks to Kelly, Cora, Jim, John S., Ross, and all the others who contribute regularly.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 588 comments
      OHD Supporter

      “Magical” is the word and what a perfectly charming post, Rosewater.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Super wow, thank you for putting this out there and all the great dialogue invested by all. Smile

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  8. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1920. The exterior could trick one in to assuming this gem is a wallflower. Nice original kitchen, pantry, shutters, and loads of bookshelves make this a cozy place, reminiscent of granny’s house. Close to the beach, too! $375K

    Saint Helena Island, SC:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Seaside-Rd-Saint-Helena-Island-SC-29920/68773361_zpid/

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  9. JulieJulie says: 352 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    1920s brick bungalow in the Dunedin suburb of St. Kilda – one of the few parts of that city that is flat. Wood panelling, lead light windows, bay windows with window seats, polished rimu flooring and also has features for those with mobility issues. St. Kilda has a beautiful crescent shaped white sand beach too. Has a valuation of $US242,400.00. The husband and I are looking at moving to Dunedin when he retires and this place would be ideal for us.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3622328

    I see so much potential in this circa 1880’s colonial farmhouse in near the Taranaki town of Patea. Two storeys, sash windows, wood flooring, fireplaces and country charm on secluded land with glorious views of Mt. Taranaki, an almost perfect cone shaped dormant volcano (sadly hiding behind clouds when these pics were taken). Note the painted over wood ceilings (I would be removing the paint quick smart – I bet those are tongue and groove kauri underneath it). Note the railroad bridge in the distance – there wouldn’t be many trains going past and it would be fun to watch when they do. $US 261,470.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3616792

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  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Forgot to ask/mention.

    Instagram and Facebook folks, if you have an old house related Insta or FB account, let me know so I can follow you and also add it to the recommend page.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/recommended-follows/

    You can email me or just reply to my comment here.

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  11. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    Hello all from the Northwest hills of slightly chilly Connecticut! Definitely feels like fall is in the air. A few all over the map this week, the market is definitely slowing down.

    First is this 1705 Colonial in Wilton, Ct listed for $749k. This one has quite a history, I am sure. Hard to tell if there’s anything actually left from 1705, but it’s been in the same family for 14 generations! Sad that it’s departing. What once was a 1000 acre farm has been whittled down to a little over 2 beautifully gardened on the top of a hill. While the house is a bit of a confused mish-mash, I think it’s mid-1850’s feel that it currently seems to be can be greatly enhanced. I have NO idea what’s going on with those bedrooms upstairs, but it certainly looks like an interesting project.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1-Collinswood-Rd_Wilton_CT_06897_M43414-99160#photo35

    A secluded 1750 Saltbox in the sleepy hamlet of Milton, part of Litchfield, Ct listed for $620k. This home was moved in the 1960s to its present site. It was built as a parsonage for the Congregational Church in East Haven, Ct who was led by the first Yale graduate, or so says the listing. I love Milton, just outside of the bustling village of Litchfield, it seems to have its own microclimate. Always at least 4 degrees colder than in town!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/462-Milton-Rd_Litchfield_CT_06759_M43321-69376

    My favorite of the week is this 1938 Dutch Colonial in Watertown, Ct listed at $515k. From a press release at the time of construction:

    Watertown, Jan. 27. – The first copper house in Connecticut, believed to be the second
    structure of its kind in the country, is being built here for Gerald C. Low, a state bank examiner. Rodney Chase, assistant secretary of the
    Chase Cos. of Waterbury, manufacturers of the material which is being used, described the unique residence. The outside walls, the roof and
    the roofing accessories are entirely of copper. Also the plumbing and heating lines and all interior hardware are of copper or copper alloys.
    The house has a frame-work and floor joints of structural steel. Listing the advantages of copper construction, Mr. Chase pointed out that the
    material is rust and termite proof and practically everlasting. It will not burn or disintegrate under any weather conditions. The outside walls
    of the house consist of heavy copper plates backed by a half-inch thickness of composition board, providing insulation, lending stability to
    the sheets and minimizing any metallic noise when the plates are struck. The copper sheets of which the walls are composed have crimped
    edges, turned at right angles. Bars running through the crimped edges lock the sheets tightly together. The sheets are bowed to allow for
    expansion and contraction. Metal laths hold the plaster in the house and the space between the laths and the outside walls is filled with spun
    glass. Thus a wall with a total thickness of only six inches gives insulation equivalent to that provided by eight feet of solid masonry.
    PRESS reLEASE: Waterbury Republican-American, January 21, 1936

    It retains a lot of original charm. A somewhat sympathetic new kitchen replaced a pretty bad 70’s sunroom. It’s very white right now, but I think someone with a good eye can inject some 30’s spirit back into it.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/28-Nova-Scotia-Hill-Rd_Watertown_CT_06795_M42545-04278#photo25

    An 1826 Cape Cod cottage in Winchester, Ct listed for $205k. Cute little house on a nice piece of land, to show there are plenty of modest little places around here too.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/158-Newfield-Rd_Winsted_CT_06098_M40058-15070

    Lastly is this showstopping 1915 Italian Renaissance Revival in Stockbridge, Ma listed for 9.5 million. The Realtor did a nice job with the write-up, I’m hard-pressed to add much. This is how you do a proper country estate, at least in the Berkshires.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Ice-Glen-Rd_Stockbridge_MA_01262_M39146-97364#photo45

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1706 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      The story of the copper construction wows me! I wonder how it has been to live with. Never heard of anything similar. Attractive house. I also adore the Winchester cottage, love that its age & past have been respected. I’d love to move in tomorrow!

      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        At first, I didn’t think that the Winchester house merited posting, but I kept going back to it. The light that living room must get, and the fireplace and bookshelves just call my name. Glad you like it too, Laurie. I have an urge to weed those vegetable beds on the side of the barn/garage!

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    • JRCJRC says: 145 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1929 Georgian
      Grand Rapids, MI

      What is under the mantle in picture 13 in first house- a cabinet?

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Dwr great post! Love the dialogue and history and houses smile

    • Leah SLeah S says: 161 comments
      OHD Supporter

      TX

      LOVE the Winchester cottage. Beautifully sited. It makes me smile. Thanks for sharing.

  12. NonaKNonaK says: 254 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Austin, TX

    Something a little different. I love old houses, but really all things architectural, old and new. I discovered a series on NETFLIX recently, Grand Designs. This week I watched the episode on the link below. If you like MCM, Frank Lloyd Wright, and unusual houses, you might enjoy this. It certainly caused a stir when it was built, but the result is stunning.
    https://www.granddesigns.tv/south-hertfordshire/

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    • BethHBethH says: 234 comments
      1999 Dutchess County, NY

      There also used to be a series called “If Walls Could Talk” – it was years ago, probably early 2000s, when we had first sold our old house and moved into something “easier” to live with. (Had a child and decided if we weren’t done spending our weekends restoring it after 20 years, we were NEVER going to be!) I used to watch that show and just drool over the houses… and feel so sad about selling ours. Wonder if the show is still out there somewhere, available for viewing?

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      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 446 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        I remember that show well. There was a lot of interesting stuff on HGTV from that era. Homes Across America was another good one. There was a more scholarly historical based show either on the History Channel or A&E that explored properties by region. Very distinctive musical opening. I wish I could find those shows again.

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        • BethHBethH says: 234 comments
          1999 Dutchess County, NY

          I always thought that we could have had an episode in our old house – it focused a lot on people unearthing interesting facts or items in or about their homes. We found one that was pretty bizarre. During some work in the attic, my husband took up floor boards to do something, and while shining a flashlight down one of the sections, he saw something. He reached in, and pulled out a very ornate wooden box with flowers on it, most likely from a store display selling seeds. Holding his breath and hoping he’d just found a stack of $100s, diamonds or at least early GE stock… he opened it. He found two perfectly preserved boxes of Domino sugar, with packaging dates of some sort (can’t remember – think it might have been the design) that made it seem like they’d been hoarded and forgotten about during WWII. They were sealed and original, but my father-in-law was always sure we should have x-rayed them to see if something else was actually inside, not sugar! That was our most unusual find – the rest were all the typical things (like “Greatest Hits of 1907” music in the walls, used as insulation. I loved everything we found (even the mouse-chewed music) because it made the people who’d lived in and loved our house before us so much more real.

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          • natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
            OHD Supporter

            1877 Vernacular
            Columbia River Gorge, WA

            That’s very cool!

            I have found neat stuff inmy old house over the years…. the usual old newspapers dating back to the early 1900’s, marbles, bingo cards, old valentines, bits of busted dishes, etc. The best find was late last year.

            My husband was working on wiring in the pantry, and spied something between the floorboards and the kitchen ceiling just above the pantry door. He reached in and pulled out……. a dried cat! The whole thing! It was amazing!

            Naturally, I clear-coated it with polyurethane, put it in a shadowbox and gave it to my 12 year old grandson for his birthday. It was a spectacular success. *grin*

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      • NonaKNonaK says: 254 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Austin, TX

        I used to watch that show. I loved it. I’m going to look for it. I regret that I’ve not had the opportunity to own an old house. My parents, after they retired, owned a 100 year old farm house in Ohio. It wasn’t fancy or big, but really cool. I got to enjoy the house when I visited them. It had a cellar with a trap door in the kitchen.

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  13. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1899 in Colorado Springs. I am terrible with styles, but this one seems to have a mixture, at least regarding the exterior. It’s one of those barn-shaped Dutch looking houses, but with an elegant porch. Love the wrought iron fence. $800K

    Colorado Springs, CO:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1319-N-Nevada-Ave-B-Colorado-Springs-CO-80903/2082867963_zpid/?

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  14. CoraCora says: 2054 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1896. ?? Up on Cripple Creek ??
    This is adorable. I actually like the exterior colors. $225K

    Cripple Creek, CO:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/401-E-Carr-Ave-Cripple-Creek-CO-80813/62718664_zpid/

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  15. Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Staying this weekend at a very old house in Brewster, MA – very charming, floors are slanted and doors all have latches – taking lots of pictures!
    1812 in Shelburne Falls, MA $369,000 has a barrel sauna you just have to see:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/203-Shelburne-Center-Rd-Shelburne-Falls-MA-01370/56986695_zpid/
    1800 Greek Revival in Fitzwilliam, NH for $209,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/148-Nh-Route-119-W-Fitzwilliam-NH-03447/2083085294_zpid/
    1864 in Wales, MA for $149,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/73-Main-St-Wales-MA-01081/56997956_zpid/
    1930 Arts & Crafts in Holyoke, MA for $449,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/154-Apremont-Hwy-Holyoke-MA-01040/56180516_zpid/
    And finally, this 1896 mansion in Whitingham, Vt which comes all furnishings for $495,000. The only that concerns me is the listing says “heating: stove” It would take an awful lot of effort to heat a 5,200 sq foot home using stoves & fireplaces! Hopefully, there is a slightly more update heating system. Oh, check out the pantry, it is gorgeous.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6492-Vt-Route-100-Whitingham-VT-05361/2088972159_zpid/

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  16. AxelAxel says: 38 comments
    Joliet, IL

    I don’t think this has been posted.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/409-N-Larkin-Ave-Joliet-IL-60435/5474150_zpid/

    1953 Ranch
    $200k
    4 Bed
    3 Bath
    2700sq ft
    Mid century modern?
    There are massive tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.
    The blue color kitchen and 50s bar is drawing me in. It’s on a pretty busy street. My wife would say it is too much work.

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    • celesteceleste says: 54 comments
      OHD Supporter

      That is one amazing MCM with awesome, original and probably bespoke features like the floating drawers (those pulls!), extra large glass tile and padded bar. How cool is that? And no offense, but WHAT work would you and the realtor be talking about, besides maybe refer, stove, etc.?

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Wow. Nearly unaltered. Worth multiple views to catch all the details. I never knew Vitrolite glass tile was made in 18×42 (guess) size and it’s in the baths AND in the kitchen. The triple medicine cabinet in the bathroom with the fluorescent tubes was the height of chic. Terrazzo floored lanai off the living room with period-correct padded bar and paneling. Metal kitchen cabinets which were likely repainted but look pristine. And all less than 200K. Tell your wife this place doesn’t need work, it needs preservation! (and period-correct decorating…)

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1706 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      All the above and the curved counter including (I think) bathtub in the bathroom, fabulous. Sloping ceilings usually give me claustrophobia but these are wide and gradual enough to add fluidity to the rooms. Super house!

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    • JimHJimH says: 5105 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Fantastic – thank you, sir! Sleek and stylish without the Googie wackiness of some 50’s design. I’d even listen to old Perry Como records to live in a place like that!

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  17. celesteceleste says: 54 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Portland, OR craftsman $390,000
    I think this one is mostly original save a little bit of 70’s, which is why I’m posting it, with the linoleum, kitchen and bathrooms pus the entryway wallpaper? I’m afraid this one is going to get the grey and white treatment, especially with it being in Portland, but I will hope and pray that it gets to keep its character fairly intact.
    P.S. not sure if I’m posting the link correctly..?
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1324-SE-50th-Ave_Portland_OR_97215_M25485-92910?view=qv

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  18. CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    South Dayton, NY–1920 Foursquare built like a brick fortress for $15,000:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-3rd-St_South-Dayton_NY_14138_M45471-98327?view=qv

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1063 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Wow, even if it needs all systems, this looks like the bargain of the month! Does anyone know the area? The neighborhood looks pleasant enough, but I’m wondering if this is part of the Buffalo snow belt. I do like its proximity to Chatauqua, also…

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  19. allanallan says: 82 comments
    1875 Mountain Cabin
    Whitehead, NC

    1903 (looks older) Victorian? $249,000 Sparta, NC

    I had the chance to see this one about a month ago, some of the pluses are it’s been rewired and re-plumbed and insulated. In the one remaining out building are stacks of the missing ‘gingerbread’ from the front porch. Inside new bathrooms, laundry and kitchen, and much original woodwork. Beautiful hardwood floors.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Fox-Knob-Rd_Sparta_NC_28675_M65001-01206

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  20. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1936 Cabin

    Wowzer, lots to love here, great house Allan

  21. This house is in Magill Australia, so I’m not sure it belongs here, but I thought you guys would really appreciate this house. It was built in 1856 and is going to auction.They estimate it will go for about 1,500,000 AUS, which is 1,026,000 USD. If you are scared of creepy things, DO NOT look at the pictures.

    https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-sa-magill-131914778

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  22. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1936 Cabin

    1695, Rochester, NY, 485,000
    from the listing: “There’s a special something here and the current owner wants to pass the torch to someone who will appreciate where it all came from, someone who wants to further restore and preserve in 2020 and beyond.”
    I like the nurturing nature, this is not just a house, but an important piece of history. I wonder how long the stone has been painted? I find this house delightful. I enjoy the simplicity in the decor which is very peaceful. Also the quiet country road and five acres. How I would love to vacation here and light a fire and watch the snow fall outside.

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  23. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1936 Cabin

    1848 Louisville, KY, 1,200,000
    from the listing: “Stunning, well maintained antebellum Crescent Hill home built by steamboat Captain Moses Anders circa 1848/1850”
    This house has been on the market for a while, so I hope I am not RE-posting it here. Elegant stairway, etched glass side lights,nice art collection . I would love to live with the bonsai collection on the patio.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Rebel-Rd-Louisville-KY-40206/73594336_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=845f89c8-8c75-4a75-bd66-281c554a5378~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8&mmlb=g,81

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Rebel-Rd-Louisville-KY-40206/73594336_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=845f89c8-8c75-4a75-bd66-281c554a5378~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  24. MattDMattD says: 122 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1870 Classical Revival
    New Orleans, LA

    Although not for sale, this article on a St. Charles Ave home is wonderful. This has always been one of my favorites, and it is so nice to see it preserved and loved.

    1887 Thomas Sully Queen Anne Mansion
    https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/home_garden/article_affb5d0e-ce02-11e9-a181-13cad1804b67.html

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Fantastic house with great detail. Nice. Always thrilled to see a great old house in NOLA. Thanks’ Matt.

      Ironically, speaking of St. Charles Ave; I just this week learned of the T R A G I C loss of “the Rex house” on St. Charles earlier this year. I can not imagine the horror of losing one’s home to utter conflagration: made even more horrid by the absolute fabulousness, and historic importance, of the place.
      https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/home_garden/article_168b2a1b-ea07-5304-8321-22609f45ff14.html 🙁

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      • MattDMattD says: 122 comments
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        1870 Classical Revival
        New Orleans, LA

        Yes, that happened right before Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Rex still stopped and toasted the owners who had a sign up saying “We are ready for Ash Wednesday”. At least they had some humor in it despite the tragedy. Luckily, the original Sully plans had been given to Tulane University. Those plans will be used to rebuild the mansion.

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  25. turnofcenturyhomelvrturnofcenturyhomelvr says: 2 comments
    1910 pyrmidal cottage
    Apex, NC

    I’ve read a number of the comments and ‘am happy to find a group that appreciates unique and quality achitecture.
    By following the link below I hope someone will appreciate and want to take this pyrmidal cottage to the next level.
    http://triangle.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=a5312087-2185-4479-a43c-564e51af1503&Report=Yes
    Both my and my son (business partner) have contact information in the link…

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  26. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1936 Cabin

    1850 Italianate, Sharon Springs, NY, 1,000,000
    Elegant entryway w/ tall sidelights that compliment the tall windows to either side of the landing, and gothic pendant to love. Picture 11 shows how lovely the porch is (oh to have a iced tea or gin and tonic there!) Floor to near ceiling windows in the parlor, just a lovely house with many decorative riches. Then to the lovely kitchen with the massive old cook stove turned liquor cabinet (such as it is in my uncle’s home-smile). love the big sink and linoleum flooring. What is the large riveted element above the pantry? Back to the public rooms and the heavy decorative framed windows-really like frosting. I like seeing these windows without their curtains so that I can see all the of the structure and to admire the large windows.
    What a bed! So well paired with this house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/123-Pavillion-Ave-Sharon-Springs-NY-13459/66504854_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=917ee2ad-08b2-4922-b56b-38cfed5c68af~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8&mmlb=g,35
    I want to see the servant wing and cellar.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/123-Pavillion-Ave-Sharon-Springs-NY-13459/66504854_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=917ee2ad-08b2-4922-b56b-38cfed5c68af~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  27. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’ve never cried over a house or building on the site, demolished, saved or whatever but this one. It had recently been restored. The home next door caught fire and caught the church on fire as well.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/10/25/church-bartlett-tx/

    https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/fire-destroys-recently-restored-wilco-church

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  28. celesteceleste says: 54 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I had to post this now, can’t wait till Friday!
    Italianate Portland OR $1.2 mil
    To die for kitchen, pantries (plural!) and much more.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1020-SW-Cheltenham-Ct_Portland_OR_97239_M20238-19503

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  29. MeganpMeganp says: 8 comments
    CA

    Everything about this place is amazing except, maybe the location, it’s at the entrance of a very nice neighborhood, but has a bunch of not great apartments behind it.

    Salinas, CA $1,028,000

    https://www.redfin.com/CA/Salinas/1-Santa-Lucia-Ave-93901/home/14956993

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  30. Christina_PChristina_P says: 17 comments
    TX

    1896 M.L. Spencer Home
    Alvin, TX (near Houston) $280,000

    This my family’s house, so please be kind. We love it very much, but we’re moving to another state.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/608-W-Lang-St-Alvin,-TX,-77511_rb/26494275_zpid/

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