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September 20-26, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11884 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s featured home still stands, now home to the Zion Historical Society museum. The original owner, John Alexander Dowie was an interesting figure and the founder of Zion, Illinois. You can read about him on Wikipedia or the Zion Historical Society. The other home next door still stands as well but with many changes. I wonder what the “news” was?

    Skipping the people photo today, tight week and ran out of time. Same for the book.

    Profile changes, I fixed the upload issue that kept giving errors so if you tried before and could not do it, try again. Also fixed where some did not have an edit profile option. Eventually I’ll have a profile link under the commenters name so it’ll be obvious you can view that persons profile.

    For those that want to hide their profile, go to your profile and click “My Account” in the cogwheel menu. There’s a privacy option to make your profile private, block private messages or private your bookmarks. Be careful about deleting your account as once it’s gone, it really is gone.

    If you are annoyed about the width of your cover photo having to be 1000px wide, there’s a reason for that. If it’s lower than 1000px it’ll stretch whatever photo you upload and look like a pixelated mess. You also cannot upload a photo that’s longer than it is wide because it won’t show the whole thing like you want it to. Pexels.com is a good free photo site. You are also welcome to use any past old house photo featured as I usually keep the main photos 1000px or wider. Just right click and save (mobile, hold and save.)

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  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 6246 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    If you are in Central Indiana, come on out tomorrow for the 33rd annual, Noblesville Preservation Alliance, Fall Tour of Antique and Vintage Homes. Much to do and see all day!

    http://youarecurrent.com/2019/09/10/celebrated-history-preservation-alliance-members-prep-for-33rd-annual-home-tour/

    Stop by the old sheriff’s house on the court house square to get your wrist band and itinerary; and then jump on the trolley for fun, or to save a few blocks walk into the neighborhood. See you there! 🙂

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/HCHM.jpg

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

    Westfield, NY–1840s Gothic in the Andrew Jackson Downing/Washington Irving mode priced at $64,000. No interior pics yet, but as the late owner was a prominent antiques dealer and pillar of the historical society I doubt it’s all sheetrock and clamshell trim. Westfield is one of the most beautiful villages in New York and reigns as the Grape Juice Capitol of the World:

    https://www.redfin.com/NY/Westfield/19-E-Pearl-St-14787/home/118098683

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK8PApmqp1E

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 142 comments
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      TX

      I’ve been online-stalking that house and waiting impatiently for interior pictures. I hope we’ll be getting some after Sept. 30th. The fact that it was owned by an antiques dealer and pillar of the historical society makes the waiting that much harder, but promises such good things!

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1038 comments
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      Hi Charles! From the outside, the Westfield house is lovely! All it might need, is some trimming of bushes. Let us know if any interior photos are made available! Also, look below to the other houses the realtor is featuring. There’s one on Whallon in Mayville, that is really attractive.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1038 comments
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      Thanks for the travelogue! I am so “homesick” for the Southern Tier! I’m on strike right now (GM), and sitting here, watching the Cardiac Kids (the Buffalo Bills) try to save this game. I hope to come down, one of the weekends of the Peek N’ Peak fall festival. I’ll let you know!

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  4. Gail M.Gail M. says: 195 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    A house I’ve always been curious about in my neighborhood in Saint Paul, MN. Built 1895, $275,000, and it still has the original barn. New kitchen, but the rest of the house is interesting.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/624-Hall-Ave_Saint-Paul_MN_55107_M77981-96293

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    • KevinONeillKevinONeill says: 153 comments
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      1884 Victorian Cottage
      St Paul, MN

      I was at the estate sale there and the house was loaded with quality antiques. The grandfather clock and piano are all that’s left. The house is pretty original with the exception of the kitchen.

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      • Gail M.Gail M. says: 195 comments
        1964 Brutalist midmod condo
        Saint Paul, MN

        Not that I need anymore STUFF, I’m sorry I missed that sale.

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        • CarebearCarebear says: 1038 comments
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          Hmmm…somehow my reply to Charles B ended up as a reply to your comments! Anyway, I am an estate sale junkie. I love Roseville pottery, and am always on the lookout for it. I just bought a beautiful Larkin desk at an estate sale for only $200! I also love to see the inside of old houses, to see how they’ve been kept up (or not), and decorated. That’s also why I go to open houses, although I’m not in the market!

  5. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 147 comments
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    Two very different houses in Skokie, IL:

    1956 Ranch $335,000 with most excellent bathrooms — one pink with burgundy fixtures and the other one rusty orange with peach-ish fixtures. Also has original windows and maybe the original kitchen? At least hasn’t been updated in many, many years.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8942-Crawford-Ave-Skokie-IL-60076/3524114_zpid/?

    1980 Contemporary $949,000 Check out the gnarly paint job in the bedrooms! And that first bathroom! Totally rad. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8620-Keeler-Ave-Skokie-IL-60076/3536066_zpid/

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

      The supergraphics in the bedrooms are very cool, but I fear they will be painted over in a minute. THAT BATHROOM, wow! Wish people did more fun stuff like that, nowadays. Most everything new is so tastefully boring. Where the heck are you going to find a navy blue toilet and sink these days?

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6246 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Both interesting. Thanks’ pp.

      That striping detail on Keeler is TOUGH! You’d have to be nuts to nix that. 🙂

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 342 comments
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      That 1956 Ranch is beyond words. I love the space, the windows (naturally) and everything else about it. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  6. Gail M.Gail M. says: 195 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    House Lust in my neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN for today:

    1930 one bedroom for 185,000. What is it that I lust after with this one, is it the fireplace? The coziness?
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/294-King-St-W_Saint-Paul_MN_55107_M86502-64398

    I think this house is beautiful, built in 1917, $280,000, and it’s on a block of significant homes for this working class neighborhood. But I can’t figure out what happened to the second floor:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/234-George-St-W_Saint-Paul_MN_55107_M77710-29421

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

    Hello all, here’s what’s new in the Connecticut Hills this week.

    This 1904 stone-fronted house in the Terryville section of Plymouth, Ct is listed for a paltry $69,900. I don’t have any real architectural classification for it, though it feels like it has a bit of an English Arts and Crafts vibe to it. It’s been sadly neglected, and it looks like maybe it was a two-family at some point. I feel like there are some good bones here though, as I am always a sucker for a stone house.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/134-Wolcott-Rd_Terryville_CT_06786_M40227-03054?view=qv

    A longtime favorite of mine in Warren, Ct house just hit the market for 3.25 million, and I would say they are being very optimistic. The Realtor states it was built in 1850 and remodeled in 1892, but the field card says 1892. Anyway, it is now a highly imaginative Colonial Revival that likely was created in the 1950s. It’s so grandly quirky that it just makes me smile, the Zooey Deschanel of houses as it were. It’s been in the same family for the last 50 years, and it appears the only thing that was changed was a new kitchen in the 70s. The setting on Lake Waramaug is spectacular, and whoever gets this special house better keep that padded bar, it’s a gem.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7-Bliss-Rd_Warren_CT_06754_M94964-51462

    Another quirky one is this 1941 midcentury in Bethany, Ct listed at 300k. It rambles all over the place and looks like it needs some floor plan fine-tuning. I know split level plans have fallen from favor, but they seem to make a lot of sense to me. 6 acres of privacy is awfully appealing.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/424-Carrington-Rd_Bethany_CT_06524_M33522-82236?view=qv

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6246 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Houses 2 and 3 are really interesting. Thanks’ DW.

      House 1 gave me the creeps. Heheheh.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2216 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      That middle house… I like it! Agreed, it’s a bit quirky with the updates from ~65 years ago, but they’re pretty cool updates, and somehow manage to work.

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

        Hey, Cathy. I’m one of those non-strict preservationists that usually sees the value in accumulation over time. I have a few books from the 30s and 40s that show radical renos of Victorians and even some “lesser” Colonials to become more ‘with it”. Young me was horrified at the degradation of some of these homes. Now, I look back and say, hmm. Alright, some of this has merit.

        I’m always an advocate of keeping a house intact if it’s not been touched for a good many years, but that just isn’t the case for most houses. It’s always a balance, and sometimes a delightful house like the Warren one results. I wish more people would have what I call an architectural appraiser to come in before they remodel, sometimes let them know what they have.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5010 comments
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      The stonefront in Terry is ideal for a creative makeover since little original content remains inside. The worker bee could stay home fixing the house while the shopping bee scours the countryside for vintage bits and antiques. Condition is rough but the house is basically free with the cost of the 2.4 acres. They don’t make ’em with character like that anymore.

      https://goo.gl/maps/VwUp7mJLaPfJXi6n6

    • JulieJulie says: 320 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      I am glad the book inspired you to have a look at Wyoming real estate. I really like Wyoming – stellar scenery and nice people but I think most people see it as a place to visit, drive through or fly over. All of the homes you listed are wonderful!!!! I am just torn between choosing one of those homes in a town/city or the log one in the country because I do like living in the country.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1038 comments
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      I really like all the Wyoming houses, but I hd no idea that real estate was so expensive out there! The city houses, I kept thinking of what they;d fetch in Buffalo, NY, near me. A lot less, for sure!
      I haven’t watched Longmire for so long! I have to get back into it! Do you like CJ Box books? He’s a pretty good mystery writer too.

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      • SharonSharon says: 649 comments
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        2001 Contemporary
        Sedalia, MO

        LOVE CJ BOX! I’ve read everything he’s done! Some twice. Already preordered his latest. And Margaret Coel’s Wind River Mysteries with Father John and Vicky Holden.

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  8. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 84 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Very impressive federal period home in Newburyport, MA: the 6730-square-foot Wood-Moseley House, built in the early 1790s with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, and an interior likely inspired by Architectural Digest: $3.75 million. Three of the fireplace mantle carvings are attributed to the workshop of Samuel McIntire.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/182-High-St-Newburyport-MA-01950/80864412_zpid/

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2216 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Impressive is right! I love the entranceway – incl. the floor’s compass, the staircase, the crown moldings, and the glassed-in alcove above the front entrance.

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  9. JimHJimH says: 5010 comments
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    c.1860 Italianate – Germantown NY – $380k

    The home of Peter Harris Dick (1834-1923), a steamship engineer and later fruit grower who had 93 acres there. Only 3.5 acres remain but the house and the countryside look about the same. National Register listed.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/641-County-Route-8-Germantown-NY-12526/30008354_zpid/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6246 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oh heck yeah. Outstanding porch! TY 3.5 acres = niiiice.

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

      I always enjoy seeing where a builder may have splurged on what was a fairly restrained house. The porch, of course, is great, but the plaster detail on the ceiling of the stair hall is really something.

  10. Anne M.Anne M. says: 801 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1899 in Springfield, MA for $239,900 – beautiful exterior, wonderful stained glass window & lots of intact wood:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/83-Dartmouth-St-Springfield-MA-01109/56208237_zpid/
    1898 in Greenfield, MA for $299,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/73-Crescent-St-Greenfield-MA-01301/56135654_zpid/
    1840 in Peterborough, NH – very quaint $269,500
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23-Pine-St-Peterborough-NH-03458/124633495_zpid/
    1870 Second Empire in Clinton, MA for $349,000 – now apartments, but still a lot to love in the interior
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23-Pine-St-Peterborough-NH-03458/124633495_zpid/
    1820/1830? Conway, MA – don’t look if you’re too much of a purist, otherwise a very fun house
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/53-Main-St-Conway-MA-01341/62550093_zpid/
    1880 in Holyoke, MA $225,000 – love the kitchen
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/160-Pearl-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M40898-21584?view=qv

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  11. MikeMike says: 356 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    I guess this falls into the “general chit-chat” catagory…I am sitting here literally sick at my stomach. My grandmother’s cousin’s house is up for sale; she was a wonderful old gal, we loved visiting her in her time-capsule brick house. Her house was built by her grandfather in the 1890s, she was born there and lived her entire life within it’s walls. She passed away in the late 80s, and her niece sold the house; I can still see the beautiful dark woodwork and hardwood floors gleaming; most of the furnishings, drapes, and wall coverings were from 1930 or earlier. I had not been inside the house since her estate sale, so I was excited when I saw it on zillow. I wish now that I hadn’t; I am sharing the link because it is a text-book example of how to completely ruin an old house. It bothers me when people paint beautiful wood, but to rip it out completely? I realize that updates are necessary at times, but what has been done to Cousin Hallie’s house is just plain wrong… https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/716-E-Main-St-Marion-IL-62959/84871891_zpid/

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    • prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 147 comments
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      Heartbreaking indeed. Perhaps the seller is not the person who initially destroyed the character and had actually been trying to bring it back? Certainly the realtor’s blurb seems to imply positive changes. Based on your description, the listing photos don’t jive with that blurb.

      Went in a perfectly preserved 20s bungalow during an estate sale a few years back. It was beautiful–original kitchen down to the fold-up ironing board, all original windows, doors, trim, bathroom, you name it. The house sold and first thing I see is all the windows being ripped out and replaced with glaring white vinyl. I shudder to think what has happened on the inside.

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

        I suppose the one good thing that came from that house, Mike is that you developed a love of history and old things partly by being exposed to this house and your Aunt. Sorry, I’d be feeling the same way.

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    • BeanbagBeanbag says: 56 comments
      1934 Spanish revival
      San Francisco, CA

      yeah this is awful im afraid to say! do you have any old photos?

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      • MikeMike says: 356 comments
        1886 Queen Anne Victorian
        IL

        No, not really; there is one showing my cousin and I sitting at her upright player piano, but you can’t see anything of the house. My grandmother bought a lamp at the estate sale that is now mine.

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    • CandyCandy says: 150 comments
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      Carpentersville, IL

      Mike, I am so sorry! Cousin Hallie’s house is just plain awful! ?

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6246 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      NOT going to look at it: but you have my sympathies. It’s a heart breaker I’m sure.
      🙁 Sorry.

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    • roxxxroxxx says: 523 comments
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      Sorry. I know the feeling. My mom sold my grandmother’s beauty of a 1940’s cape cod house, even though I wanted it or at least to rent it out but she sold it. The listing agent bought it the first day(tells you something) and she was cutting down plants etc BEFORE the property closed.
      It makes me sick to see what was done to your house there. My grandmother’s ended up being painted bright orange.

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 142 comments
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      TX

      I’m so sorry, Mike. This hurts my heart on your behalf and I know the feeling all too well.

  12. BeanbagBeanbag says: 56 comments
    1934 Spanish revival
    San Francisco, CA

    Only two from me today in terms of links!

    1910 Queen Anne Victorian, Earlville, IL $67,500.00
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/302-Stilson-St-Earlville-IL-60518/115671317_zpid/

    1899, St Louis, MO $165,500.00
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2752-Armand-Pl-Saint-Louis-MO-63104/55151386_zpid/

    I do however have a question for some of the more knowledgeable commentators! I am considering buying a Romanesque Victorian! In the parlor, I believe the ceiling height has been tampered with via dropped ceilings! How did anyone else remedy those??

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  13. https://springfield.craigslist.org/reo/d/houston-68-acres-farmhouse/6983375377.html

    Beautiful 1880s farm. Picturesque, straight out of a magazine! 68 acres of fertile farm ground. Cut out in the 1800’s when they could look at the land and pick the best farm ground. Rolling pastures about 5 acres woods. Completely fenced, rotational grazing, and waterers. Great for beef cows or dairy. There is a grade A milk barn that was operational in 2018. With a few options for shipping milk. The land does have the option to be certified organic.

    The original house built in the 1880’s sits atop a hill. It has gone through extensive renovations. This solid structure. While maintaining a lot of the original style. Still needs a bit more TLC but the major stuff has been done. New septic and plumbing. New 200 amp electrical service with new power poles to the farm. The house is partially rewired. The downstairs.has been completely redone. Brand new kitchen with Jenn Air appliances. Walls removed and the space is completely open, with a formal entry to the house, it has a stately feel. Two new bathrooms and laundry added. With an ensuite master bath. We kept as much of the 1880s as possible. This house has some history and character. Beadboard and shiplap walls. Original outhouse and hand well are on site and fully operational!

    Located on the black top but set back on the property for privacy. 5 min from the school. Just a few minutes from Wal-Mart and town. Out side Houston MO city limits. And the best part high speed 5G internet!!

    4 bedroom 2 bath. $295,000
    Call 417 270 1571 Less

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  14. karriekarrie says: 243 comments
    Albuquerque, NM

    Looks like she wrote a letter to “Ed” in the post card.

  15. Historic c. 1900 home in Corinna, Maine: $159,500
    https://www.mainelistings.com/Search/Listings/Details-Page/3/Index/9

    Originally built by the mill owners to lure a doctor up from Boston. Huge amounts of space including sun room, enclosed porch, living room big enough for square dancing, large basement and whole-house fully finished attic. 5+ BR, 3 BA, glass pocket doors, double cedar closet with built-in cedar drawers, stained glass, marble-topped newel posts. New paint and drywall, refinished plank floors, vintage lighting, new electrical panel, all-new heating with cast-iron radiators assembled by professionals from vintage stock (no cheap Chinese steel!). Sunny corner lot with mature trees, free-standing two-bay garage. 15 minutes north of I-95; 90 minutes from Portland, 20 minutes from Waterville, 30 minutes from Bangor.

  16. Barbara VBarbara V says: 893 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is a diamond in the rough of an 1800’s Greek Revival farmhouse for someone with lots of energy, a need for acreage (48 acres) and a passion for digging through debris for treasure – all for $89,000 in Charlotteville, Schoharie County, NY:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/603-Charlotte-Valley-Rd-Charlotteville-NY-12036/32528604_zpid/?

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  17. AnnieKAnnieK says: 22 comments
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    Las Vegas, NV

    1911 Prairie style down the street from my brother & sis-in-law’s house in La Mesa, CA. I’ve always loved this house and never knew the landscaping was designed by Kate Sessions. Doesn’t list the architect, but reminds me a lot of Hebbard & Gill homes around San Diego.
    There’s a good chance the bulk of the lumber used for this home came from my sister-in-law’s family lumber yard down the hill that is still in operation since 1909. I’m a little short of the 1.4 million asking price, darn it, or I’d move back to San Diego! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8069-Vista-Dr-La-Mesa-CA-91941/140345422_zpid/

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    • JimHJimH says: 5010 comments
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      Nice house! The architect was Elmer W. Stillwell of Los Angeles who published his Beautiful Bungalows planbook in 1909.
      http://www.bungalowhomestyle.com/plans/stillwell/index.htm

      House built for millinery shop owner Orien W. Todd (1869-1956) and family who moved there from Elgin, Illinois.

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      • AnnieKAnnieK says: 22 comments
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        Las Vegas, NV

        Thank you for the architect’s info!! There are many hidden gems in La Mesa. My brother and SIL’s house up the street from this house was built by her grandfather in the 40s. Original bathroom and kitchen intact!

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      • SharonSharon says: 649 comments
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        2001 Contemporary
        Sedalia, MO

        Just when I thought I couldn’t love JimH any more than I already do! That is one motherlode of “old house dreams” for me. Thank you, Jim. I owe you a pie.

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  18. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1745 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    HELP NEEDED! Do any of you bright folks know where to start with squirrels in the attic?? Discovered yesterday they chewed under the eaves & I saw one in the attic. Millions of them in this area — so what comes first? Trap them & more just enter. Get the holes fixed & then trap them? Any help much appreciated! I called my very talented brother, whose contribution was, “That’s TERRIBLE. I’m glad it’s you & not me.” Oh, really, lol???

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 893 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Laurie, I was in the same situation two years ago, and understand your frustration. I got the holes fixed, but they found/made new ones. The solution came in the form of a stray cat and her two kittens – a few weeks after they showed up, the squirrels and most of the chipmunks were gone. I’ve seen a few chipmunks (there used to be dozens!) in the past couple of weeks gathering nuts, but the cats have already taken care of at least two of them, and I’m guessing any that are left will not be around for long. (BTW, I’m feeding and looking after the cats and we are slowly becoming friends, but it hasn’t seemed to dampen their deterrent effect.)

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  19. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 792 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Sharing a few from Chestertown, MD — one of my favorite towns near the Chesapeake bay.

    Victorian gothic form with an exuberant scroll-sawn front gable. Some interesting interior woodwork window alcove surrounds in a style I have never seen. Recent 30K reduction in price to 297K. The claimed 1900 build date is probably 50 years off, I would say. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/200-N-Mill-St-Chestertown-MD-21620/37067526_zpid/

    1781 — Providence Plantation, waterfront but pricey at 2.8 million. Sharing because it is an example of the classic Eastern Shore style of building — a main house with several additions all lined up in a row. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24091-Providence-Plantation-Ln-Chestertown-MD-21620/37072817_zpid/

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  20. ScottScott says: 323 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Here’s a few from the Cornhusker State. The first is a bungalow from the Woods Park historical district. It has some striking brackets on the gable ends.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/357-N-32nd-St_Lincoln_NE_68503_M70456-56563?view=qv

    Now, this one. I almost swallowed my tongue looking at this one. It is also in the Woods Park district. It is a bungalow, yes, but I don’t know how else to classify it other than spectacular. Look at that roofline. The piazzas. The arched door. THE TILE WORK. Even the bathtub is made out of mosaic tiles. CHECK OUT THE KITCHEN SINK!!!! I don’t know what to do with this because it’s so fabulous.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3433-J-St_Lincoln_NE_68510_M71780-92722

    Now, turning to Fremont, Nebraska. This one is dull and lifeless compared to that Woods Park beauty I just shared, but it is an interesting house on it’s own. It is a bit of a mystery–being older than other homes on the block, I would assume that this house is the original farmhouse from a farm long ago subdivided. However, Sanborn maps don’t show that to be the case. There was a stable on these lots up through 1920, and this house magically appeared on the 1928 map. I very much doubt this is a converted stable, the exterior trim is far too elaborate, the staircase is clearly early residential, and the shape is all wrong for an outbuilding cum house. My guess is that it was originally constructed elsewhere and moved to that site in the mid 1920s. The detailing indicates that the house is much older than the 1905 build date listed; I would guess that this house was built circa 1870. It’s too bad that the double front door has been replaced, but the frame appears extant and could be recreated. It would be fun to spend a few hours here exploring the place and coming up with a plausible theory on its history.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1025-N-K-St_Fremont_NE_68025_M84321-72575?view=qv

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    • BeanbagBeanbag says: 56 comments
      1934 Spanish revival
      San Francisco, CA

      That bungalow is fantastic! i do love a good craftsman! Thank god it hasnt been painted over!

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2216 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      That second house & its tile-work throughout… wow!!! ??

    • patr1ckpatr1ck says: 19 comments
      1926 Craftsman
      Manitowoc, WI

      I am dubbing the 2nd Lincoln, NE home the gnome home. I love everything about it, especially it’s stunning exterior. If I would live there, I would hoard every gnome in Nebraska and place them in the yard. No street address needed, just my name and The Gnome Home, NE USA.

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  21. BeanbagBeanbag says: 56 comments
    1934 Spanish revival
    San Francisco, CA

    Some more to add! Found some interesting homes. I think ive gotten better at identifying styles im not fond of or familiar with, you all tell me!

    1890 Stick Victorian $79,500.00, York, PA
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/956-Linden-Ave_York_PA_17404_M36571-01045#photo0

    1913 Craftsman $100,000.00, Saint Louis, MO
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8220-Madison-Ave_Saint-Louis_MO_63114_M77888-97814#photo6

    1902 colonial revival, Saint Joseph $49,900.00, MO
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3117-St-Joseph-Ave_Saint-Joseph_MO_64505_M77951-62067#photo0

    1892 Gothic Revival $55,000.00, Belleville, IL
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/312-E-B-St_Belleville_IL_62220_M86878-20275#photo0

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  22. 67drake67drake says: 266 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    Small farmhouse on 35 acres by me in Ontario Wisconsin. $219,000. Listed as built in 1900.
    Most of the woodwork is painted, but what a beautiful front door! A few lights remain original too.
    What got me is the picturesque land and outbuildings! I’d live in this one in a heartbeat if I could. A little more of my period furnishings would make this even better. Realtor did a very good job with the pictures too, IMO

    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Ontario/E12353-Hay-Valley-RD-54651/home/169149998?utm_source=myredfin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=recommendations_update&riftinfo=ZXY9ZW1haWwmbD0yMDUxMzg4OSZwPWxpc3RpbmdfdXBkYXRlc19yZWNvbW1lbmRhdGlvbnMmYT1jbGljayZzPXJlY29tbWVuZGF0aW9ucyZ0PWltYWdlJmVtYWlsX2lkPTIwNTEzODg5XzE1NjkyMjUyNTFfNiZ1cGRhdGVfdHlwZT0xJmxpbHJfc2NvcmU9MC4zNDEzJmxpc3RpbmdfaWQ9MTEyMjMwNDM3JnByb3BlcnR5X2lkPTE2OTE0OTk5OCZwb3NpdGlvbl9udW1iZXI9MA==

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  23. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1164 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    1952 MCM in Gold Hill, OR, $428,000. I like the exterior, the expansive living room, that the kitchen was kept simple, the river views… https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2224-Lampman-Rd-Gold-Hill-OR-97525/48330139_zpid/?

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  24. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1164 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    OK I’m dying. This is in my town of Langeais (Loire Valley, France). I have no idea where precisely (but they mention it might have been connected to the main Royal castle that is right in the middle of the town, so probably within walking distance of it), but I really want to know now! I need to know! A manor from the 14th/16th/20th centuries. For 595,000 €. https://www.espaces-atypiques.com/tours/en/annonce/14th-century-manor-full-of-history/

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  25. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1164 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    – 1940 house in Alsace (east of France), 430,000€. Can’t believe the second pic where it’s staged, meaning they suggest to rip all the fabulous wooden alcoves we see on pic #3! Nice retro colorful bathroom too. Quite wondering who could afford to have a bourgeois house built in the 40s, during WWII, in an area so close to Nazi Germany (and under its rule)… https://www.espaces-atypiques.com/colmar-mulhouse/en/annonce/bourgeoise-house-years-40/

    – Super weird “bohemian” (hippies lol) house in Alsace 345,000€ : https://www.espaces-atypiques.com/colmar-mulhouse/en/annonce/bioclimatic-house-with-a-bohemian-spirit/

    – 3 stone mills in the middle of the Indre river (Loire valley area), 850,000€. Location, location, location!! : https://www.espaces-atypiques.com/tours/en/annonce/set-of-three-mills-in-the-middle-of-a-river/

    – Atypical stone house (Loire valley), 299,000€ : https://www.espaces-atypiques.com/tours/en/annonce/8230/

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  26. natira121natira121 says: 611 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Good morning!

    I just saw this:

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/for/d/seattle-huge-vintage-ice-box-antique/6978054757.html

    The previous ad had it for $200, and said it has had the compressor replaced (and it does look brand new in the pics)

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  27. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 142 comments
    OHD Supporter

    TX

    This 1876 Second Empire in Johnstown, NY really tickles me! With 6,628 sq. feet. Yay!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/117-S-William-St-Johnstown-NY-12095/30458965_zpid/

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    • natira121natira121 says: 611 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I just choked on my breakfast! What do you suppose a new slate roof like that! cost in 2011? The price of the house?

      A neighbor who bought a white elephant McMansion down the road from me got a quote a few years ago to reroof his tile roof….. $100K, and while it is a fairly elaborate roof, it’s NOTHING like this!

      As an aside, cuz I think it’s funny: Said neighbors ( a lovely, wonderful couple) bought the place for the land, they HATE the house. (It’s 53 acres of gorgeousness) They have virtually no furniture so their two huge Dobermans can play freely, even to playing frisbee. *grin*

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      • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 142 comments
        OHD Supporter

        TX

        I think that’s the best use for a McMansion I’ve ever heard of- a playground for Dobermans!

        The roof replacement- I can’t even begin to imagine how pricey that would be. It had to have cost a number higher than I can count or imagine! Heaven bless the person who was willing to spend it and keep this old beauty going!

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1609 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very nice house! Great color choices on the exterior. I like the mix of new and old furniture.

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  28. I just listed my 1938 colonial revival in Harrisburg, PA. $209,000. Some neat period details like the recessed radiators in the first floor (its still steam heat, but with a natural gas burner now), and the black & white tile bathroom with arched shower ceiling! I love the house and the neighborhood, but it’s time for me to take on a new project, so I’m in the process of buying an early 1800s stone house on a few acres nearby. Hopefully I can sell my house quickly and move on to that project! Cheers, fellow old house lovers!

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  29. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1915. A simple cottage on 8 acres. I would try to rewind the kitchen, but there is so much to love here. Besides, who wouldn’t want to live in Pine Apple? ?? $72K

    Pine Apple, AL:
    ? https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/16541-Pine-Apple-Hwy-Pine-Apple-AL-36768/252215599_zpid/

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  30. JoeJoe says: 753 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    Hi Kelly,
    I was reminded by one of today’s post that has been on the site since 2017 that I often wonder the same.I am hoping that you could tell us why you do not include previous prices that a house has shown when it has been on OHD a while. I would also like to see the listing price history for those on the site that have sold.
    I can see that you might not show the price history at the top, but perhaps you could have a click on box for subscribers that we could find that history.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11884 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I use to but it’s such hassle and would only take up more of my time for something very few would use. And you can see price histories on most of the listing sites I link to anyway.

  31. JoeJoe says: 753 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    That makes sense.

  32. 442 E 12th Street, Alton Illinois. Historic Drummond Mansion. Built 1882 & designed by L. Pfeiffenberger. $699,000.00 This is one of historic Alton, Illinois’ finest and most precious jewels! It is finally on the market, I saw it listed in the local rag today, and I wanted to be able to show my fellow Victorian home lovers, that may be interested in buying her!
    https://www.riverbender.com/realestate/index.cfm?redir=details&listingid=186767&srchby=LI

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  33. LesleyLesley says: 6 comments
    Wyoming, DE

    For the love of an old house!
    eastonhousemove.com

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  34. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 792 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Cute as a button 1940 stone and brick cape located just outside Lancaster, PA city limits in a very popular neighborhood. 199,900. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1309-Cheves-Pl-Lancaster-PA-17603/9745765_zpid/

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  35. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 142 comments
    OHD Supporter

    TX

    I found this beauty in New Bedford, MA.
    52 Ash St, New Bedford, MA 02740
    6 bd 5 baths 8,497 sqft

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/52-Ash-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55995179_zpid/?

    Realtor’s description:
    “Originally built for William D. Howland (Howland Place) there were no expenses spared when this home was building. Standing across the street looking at the home you will notice the letter H for Howland that forms between the fireplaces and roofline. The home is located on a nice size corner lot with a patio and parking for several cars. Walking into this home you may think you are in a Newport mansion, the foyer is roughly 20×16, while grand in scale, the floor plan is usable with large sun-filled rooms. Many rooms feature tiled fireplaces, original details including marble sinks and some ornate fixtures. The living area is spread out over 3 levels with the bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd levels. The 3rd level also has a large bonus room that could be a great billiard room/family room. There is more than enough space for an Au Pair, extended family or live in staff. With 92 windows there is no shortage of light inside this home and 10 fireplaces to stay warm in the winter.”

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