October 11, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11699 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I love the dog in today’s old house photo. I started to research this but am leaving it up to someone else. Post marked Campbell, CA dated 1911.

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  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 58 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    As historic streets in America go, it is hard to beat The Strand, which parallels the Delaware River in New Castle. The mid-18th century brick beauty at #6—1740 in the listing but 1760 on the historic marker—seems to be in impeccable condition with five bedrooms and four baths, high ceilings in large rooms on the first floor, wonderful interior fabric throughout three levels (including superb wood floors), and a small rear garden. The hallway (with main staircase) from the front door to the back of the house in photo 14 is special. According to Zillow, the property first went up for sale in 2008 for $1.35 million—it has been on and off the market since—and now lists for $750,000 (or $165 a square foot). I am guessing the new owners will strongly consider removing the second-floor kitchenette.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-The-Strand-New-Castle-DE-19720/72939868_zpid/

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  3. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1770 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    In the Unusual Sale Technique column, 2 entries:

    ONLINE AUCTION 10/21 – 10/29, to be sold to highest bidder over $975K. Online only. Originally listed for $2.5 million. “Friendly Hills,” 1924 Tudor Revival in Tryon NC. The best of 1920s Tudor, set in gorgeous gardens in the NC high country. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/80-Country-Club-Rd-Tryon-NC-28782/232559733_zpid/

    Happi Manor giveaway essay contest. Champion of the bizarre offering. For $150 entry fee and the winning 200-word essay, Happi Manor, a 1923 Georgian (currently on airB&B) in Henderson NC is yours. It will go to the winner as judged by its seller, with $50,000 and all its furnishings. I can’t believe this is real, but it appears to be. From the few photos provided the house looks very attractive, obviously much loved by an unusual owner. Not listed on real estate sites. Contest site: https://www.happimanorgiveaway.com/ YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn2r1Z18JYw AirB&B listing with more amazing info: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23765799?source_impression_id=p3_1570562336_1fTecDQMw2qtHWGe If you win, invite us!

    A regular offering, anti-clamactic after the above! 1929 in Johnson City TN, has had some modifications but beneath the knickknacks, retains an attractive 20s style. $298K. Johnson City is the home of the annual Storytelling Festival, a great treat. The drive there, through the mountains, reminds me of Switzerland. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1101-Milligan-Hwy-Johnson-City-TN-37601/42576256_zpid/

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1169 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    1880, Leominster, MA, 299,900
    Lots of beautiful wood, and if you are a fan of older kitchens complete with sheet linoleum floor and metal trimmed counter tops, smile
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/72-Orchard-St-Leominster-MA-01453/56701390_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=ef6f81fc-6da4-43e7-84f1-3e0ede47b46e~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1895, Malden, MA, 699,000
    Nice woodwork, no kitchen shots
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/82-Beltran-St-Malden-MA-02148/56517431_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=1892e6e9-6f9b-4f2c-9090-adad0874bb7f~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1841, Holly Springs, MO, 149,900
    « can’t see the forest for the trees « comes to mind, but I think there is some beautiful architectural details within. I love the tall windows, tall rooms
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/380-E-Van-Dorn-Ave-Holly-Springs-MS-38635/2142936233_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=3b234284-0ee8-4c22-a2f8-3824e65d8424~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1900, Jonesborough, TN, 160,000
    This house seems older than the listed date, lots of fireplaces, including the stone fire place downstairs in the kitchen
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/106-E-Woodrow-Ave-Jonesborough-TN-37659/2082472352_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=70e9b83e-359d-4bb8-8930-f36c1fc5f4bd~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1790, Jarreau, LA, 3,850,000
    75 or so acres with lots of old buildings to explore, a feast for the eyes
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13967-Chenal-Rd-Jarreau-LA-70749/115169666_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=3d99c3d0-f12c-4a80-afd9-5071fc3de5c3~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1760, St. Croix, VI, 1,200,000
    40 acres, lovely old island home
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estate_La_Reine

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-A-7-Rem8-La-Reine-Ki-St-Croix-VI-00820/2086961610_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=6fd70d7a-280a-42a5-ba0c-1b7c167bc055~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1820, Scotia, NY, 480,000
    From the listing: Built between 1800-20, the house was extensively renovated in the 1930-50’s
    32 acres and a big brick home, knotty pine kitchen with metal trim countertops, lots of older details from different eras, love the bathroom up at the top of the house with the linoleum floor and low set windows, neat shot looking up inside the large wooden barn, second old kitchen that appears to be in the cement block building upstairs set up for staff, and we end with a shot of one of the earlier families with their horses and perhaps the bike would help date the picture.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/972-Charlton-Rd-Scotia-NY-12302/32412313_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=51cae75a-ad4f-4583-976a-8980ad338ff6~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1915, Buffalo, NY, 755,000
    Lovely old, well preserved home
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/676-Lafayette-Ave-Buffalo-NY-14222/30171357_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=0f09e432-bace-4b04-a164-9c5e133ea20e~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    Early 1900’s, Block Island, RI, 2,500,000
    Shingled home, love the picture of the dining room with the view out to the ocean through all those windows, nice simple home
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/956-Cove-Rd-OFC-DORRIE'S-Block-Island-RI-02807/2082457104_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=ce8c40c4-65f3-47bc-8789-9d33b4d7b53b~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1877, Newport, RI, 4,850,000
    Lots of beautiful details on the exterior of this mansion, as well as indoors. Charles H. Baldwin summer cottage:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_H._Baldwin_(admiral)

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/328-Bellevue-Ave-Newport-RI-02840/65908254_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=91aa86cc-c43f-4644-aede-06cbc5e8fa57~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • SharonSharon says: 681 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      I just love the hand-painted wallpaper in the 1915 Buffalo home. What a mood that sets. And the details in the Rhode Island home are incredible. So that’s what a “summer cottage” looks like. LOL

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1169 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      Sorry folks, I didn’t realize that Kelly had already posted the Jonesborough, TN house, just came across it a few tabs back.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 662 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      The woodwork in that Buffalo house is gorgeous! And, BTW, it has an Open House scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) from 1 – 4 pm.

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    • MarthAllenaMarthAllena says: 87 comments
      1921 Craftsman
      St. Paul, MN

      I like the block island house and love all the colors. Such a peaceful setting.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 798 comments
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      I just might go to that open house in Buffalo. That is a nice area of the city, Elmwood Village and it’s wonderful shops is right there. It’s not far from Delaware Park, Shakespeare in Delaware Park ( whic in summer, is the 2nd largest outdoor Shakespeare program in the country-and it’s free will donation). Lots of wonderful old houses in this area, and a lot of them are on the Buffalo Garden Walk in July. Since I’m just in the next county, I might have to go investigate!

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1169 comments
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        1980/2010 board & batten modern

        Carebear, thank you for the additional info on Buffalo-always great to add to the dialogue. If you go to the open house, let us know, especially with pictures!

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 397 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Buffalo is a knockout, but not to my taste. Scotia? Faints on floor. Siri? How long will my commute be, please? So much special happening there. Obviously well-loved, those bathrooms and kitchen. Oh my goodness. The newel posts. Severe barn envy. You could just go on and on with that one.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1169 comments
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        1980/2010 board & batten modern

        DWR, I am glad you liked the Scotia. The town is near Schenectady, so other side of Albany. I too love this house as it is a comfortable mix of 20th century and the houses earlier life. I wonder what our group might have thought of say the 50s elements when they were brand new…

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2186 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I love the deep jewel tones of that stained glass window in the Buffalo house, and the Scotia house is really just charming.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1169 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/07/24/jarreau-la/
      I knew there was something about the Jarreau listing that should have had me slow down and think. Here it is on OHD from 7/24/19. I do not mind posting this house and all the wonderful other historic buildings that come with it again, but it would be a shame not to also include all the comments and links that have already been shared.

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

    Patrician tidewater estate at a bargain-basement price–Adamesque circa-1830 brick house (the interior paneling makes me think there may be an 18th-century structure incorporated somewhere) on eight acres with frontage on a salt-water inlet replete with ancestral boxwood plantings and the whole works. Priced at $79,900. On the outskirts of the historic Colonial town of Salem, NJ:

    https://www.redfin.com/NJ/Salem/360-Grant-St-08079/home/37633262

    This site has pictures from an old listing (you have to click the big photo for the others to open):

    http://oldhouseaddicts.com/index.php/tag/360-grant-st-salem-nj/

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1770 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      my thoughts too about the paneling. This place is a gem; what a tragedy it hasn’t found its savior yet. Never saw a house that deserved one more.

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  6. MattDMattD says: 105 comments
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    1870 Classical Revival
    New Orleans, LA

    Throwing some Big ticket homes in New Orleans out there! But we can dream can’t we?

    1889 St Charles Ave Victorian $2,875,000.00 (I’ve been in this one, the stairs are breathtaking)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5718-Saint-Charles-Ave-New-Orleans-LA-70115/73845236_zpid/

    1851 Greek Revival in the French Qtr $3,000,000.00
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/521-Dauphine-St_New-Orleans_LA_70112_M77956-81959

    1880s Center Hall Victorian – Restored by Anne Rice $3,995,000.00
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3711-Saint-Charles-Ave-New-Orleans-LA-70115/84476067_zpid/

    1902 Colonial Revival $1,899,000.00
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4036-Saint-Charles-Ave-New-Orleans-LA-70115/73835264_zpid/?

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 798 comments
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      I could put all these New Orleans listings on a wall blindfold myself, and throw a dart at them. Whichever one the dart landed on, I’d be happy with! Wonderful rehab jobs on all!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hey Matt. You, (and others), might enjoy seeing this. Back in the 1998, Anne Rice allowed limited tours of the public rooms of her principal home, The Brevard / “Mayfair” house, at First and Chestnut: two tours, once a week. A NOLA friend of mine who knew I was a fan of Anne, and houses, told me about it; so I drove down to see it and spend a few days down there. Imagine my shock when I was allowed to take pictures! I focused on the interior elements important in the “Mayfair” books. The pix are special because Anne was still in residence there; and all of her things, (and Stan’s art), can bee seen in the shots. They aren’t the best shots because I had to wait for each room to clear of tourists before shooting – AND keep up with the tour. I’m really glad I took them. They are unique in the public sphere. Cheers!

      https://flic.kr/s/aHsjo51Ef2

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      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 397 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        NO @$%^^ keyhole doorway? Pfftp. Fine. Very cool to see those, Rosewater. Thanks for sharing.

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      • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 60 comments
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        TX

        Ms. Rice’s house is wonderful- thank you so much for sharing those special pics.

        The rest of your Flickr folders have broken me for looking at ‘lesser’ houses. They’re so beautiful and shot so perfectly, looking at regular listings of typical houses is going to feel anticlimactic now. Thank you for spoiling us. 🙂

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 5589 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Heheheh! Nonsense, tcm! I love some “lesser” houses just as much as any super fancy place. As long as they have authenticity and interesting details, those lessers will always pique my interest. Those houses on my page are just the best of the best. I have many more in my collection which I just don’t have the time to post anymore. Every time I look through the share there are always a handful of houses I want to clip; but I have learned to let it go. Kelly and y’all here who contribute satisfy my lookie-loo lust just nicely these days.

          Thanks’ so much for letting me know you enjoyed my page. 🙂

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      • MattDMattD says: 105 comments
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        1870 Classical Revival
        New Orleans, LA

        Thanks for sharing! I love that house but have not had the opportunity to see inside. It is as beautiful as I imagined.

  7. JosephJoseph says: 346 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    Barre, MA 239K 1900 (but I suspect earlier)

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/barre/159-mechanic-st-barre-ma-01005–2000116991

    Worth looking at for the stairway to (presumably) attic.

    Worcester MA, 154K, 1900

    This one is interesting. Not known as a great neighborhood, but adjacent homes are nicer than you might think. And this one looked pretty well kept in the 2011 street view. The price is right, and you could rent to the Clark University students.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/worcester/27-tirrell-st-worcester-ma-01603–1087287573

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  8. MarthAllenaMarthAllena says: 87 comments
    1921 Craftsman
    St. Paul, MN

    1960 Very cool for $245,000 360 Wheelock Pkwy W, Saint Paul, MN 55117

    Located on the parkway in a private setting between two other mid-century modern homes. Check out the satellite map.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/360-Wheelock-Pkwy-W_Saint-Paul_MN_55117_M84689-97076?cid=eml_trans_HomeAlerts_1to1_SavedSearch_cons.10939442_2019_09_HomeAlerts_SavedSearch_Batch_PROD-HomeAlert-RDC#photo0

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 397 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      MarthAllena, very, very cool house. I know this may strike some as odd, but I am heartened to see those grab bars in the bathroom. It tells me the owners loved this house so much, they committed to staying for as long as possible. May we all be able to do so.

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    • ScottScott says: 308 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      That house reminds me a lot of the junior high I attended in southern Minnesota. I wonder if it was designed by the same guy.

  9. MarthAllenaMarthAllena says: 87 comments
    1921 Craftsman
    St. Paul, MN

    1921 Craftsman $225,000

    2092 Belmont Ln E
    North St. Paul, MN 55109

    https://www.redfin.com/MN/North-St-Paul/2092-Belmont-Ln-E-55109/home/51069199

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  10. JulieJulie says: 270 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand

    A very quaint and eclectic early 1900’s cottage in Greytown (north of the capital city of Wellington). Greytown was voted the country’s most beautiful town in 2017 and it’s got a lot of boutiques, antique stores and cafes as well as very pretty old homes. The cottage currently operates as an Air Bnb but I would gladly live in it. It has a farmhouse style kitchen with a Rayburn range, a Victorian tiled fireplace in the livingroom and original native timber floors. It is a Deadline Sale and is valued at $US.278,134.00.

    https://pbprestige.co.nz/buy/147-main-street-greytown-363/

    “Strathmore”, a circa 1881 stone homestead situated with the stunning Rock and Pillar mountain range in the background. It’s near the South Island’s Otago town of Middlemarch which is about an hour away from Dunedin. Owners are looking for offers over $US391,239.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3620154

    My husband and I drove past and really liked this Victorian house when we were in the South Island back in August. And now it is for sale but we are in no position to move yet so c’est la vie. It’s located in the former gold mining town of Lawrence which is now a very quiet place which has an unusual number of old churches(I guess the miners felt the need to atone for their drunken debauchery). The house was originally the town’s police station and jail but you would never know it. Large country kitchen, tons of original woodwork and check out that copper toilet cistern. This place is chock full of character and also has paying guest accomodation in the former jail. $US328,652.00

    https://rwdunedin.co.nz/properties/residential-for-sale/clutha-district/lawrence-9532/house/2191768

    Circa 1880 solid masonry former homestead in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga.”The recently refurbished country style kitchen, with evident attention to detail, even retains the old shacklock coal range, a butlers sink and plenty of storage overlooking the garden from the central island. French doors lead to the cobbled courtyard, fabulous for entertaining. The adjoining dining room has doors spilling out to the wide verandah and a separate spacious lounge across the hallway, both with feature gas fireplaces.

    Offering a large bedroom on the lower level with a semi ensuite and wander up the staircase to four further double bedrooms, elevated with wide and interesting views from every window, serviced by a charming family bathroom complete with claw foot bath.

    The high ceilings, a variety of beamed, paneled and pressed steel, beautiful native timber floors, marble and kauri surround fireplaces are just some of the character features here.”

    I love the generous 1/3 acre yard with it’s privacy and mature trees as well. It’s very unusual to find a house on a section this big nowadays in Auckland hence it’s valuation of $US1,580,113.00.

    https://www.bayleys.co.nz/1410825

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  11. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 397 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    Afternoon, all.

    A rather gray day in the Northwest Hills, hopefully, sun this weekend! Here’s what new and interesting this week.

    First up is a 1928 stucco and fieldstone cottage in Middlebury, Ct priced at $159k. You just don’t see that sort of price in a nice town around here usually. You really couldn’t ask for more curb appeal. It’s an odd one though. Only 1 bedroom and 3 rooms total. It’s this rather impressive little house from the outside and then…it’s like the builder ran out of steam. If this were mine, I’d make the inside match the exterior, needs a fireplace with 20’s tile, the whole shebang. Its got a lot of potential. That attic space would like to be a library, I think.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/120-Yale-Ave_Middlebury_CT_06762_M36935-70035?view=qv

    This 1750 Cape in the South Britain section of Southbury is listed for $199k. It is built into an embankment, so three levels of living space. While there’s vinyl siding and someone swapped out the radiators for baseboard heat,(WHY?)it’s starting to become rare around here to find something of this vintage that hasn’t been overly fussed with. This is a great spot, within walking distance of the village amenities and to an Audubon Nature Sanctuary where you can view eagles nesting.

    https://bentoftheriver.audubon.org/

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/32-E-Flat-Hill-Rd_Southbury_CT_06488_M30071-86310?view=qv

    An 1880 carriage house/stable in a sort of Shingle style in Litchfield, Ct listed for 1.25 million. This was bought by a Los Angeles architect in the 1980s and was pretty sensitively restored. It’s all very country chic now after other owners have had it since him. Some really incredible details, that tower is something.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/412-N-Lake-St_Litchfield_CT_06759_M48701-51893?view=qv

    The last one here is mostly for a bit of a laugh/cry. It’s a 1900 stone cottage with a 2018 addition that turned it into a 10,000 sf mansion. It’s in Newtown, Ct and listed for 3 million. Now, I get what the owners saw in the original property because the cottage and land are quite nice. But, why oh why rob the charm from an old house with an addition this big? In the first listing photo, you can’t even see the old house! It’s all done with no expense spared, but I would have preferred it before. Ahh, well.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/148-Taunton-Hill-Rd_Newtown_CT_06470_M41432-00782?view=qv

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    • The carriage house has it’s own carriage house?! With the former carriage house being so spectacular, I can’t even imagine how grand the main house is!

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      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 397 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        Pretty sure the main house got torn down, because I’ve not seen anything around it that looks like it should be the main house. Wish I knew more.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1169 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      DWR, I always appreciate your thoughtful words on each listing you post as they always draw me in. My favorite this week is the 1750 Cape. Perhaps the three story set in a hill and vinyl siding has saved it thus far and hopefully some one with a sensitive hand will take it on.

      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 397 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        Thanks, Kimberly! Good spot to ramble, lol. It is a special little house that many will just say, eh. It’s too old. Take me somewhere else, real estate person. I used to bike down to the general store there when I was a kid. Nice little spot.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2186 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      That last one… Looking at the second pic (aerial), all I could think of was “OMG, I can’t even imagine having to get that place re-roofed!”

  12. JimHJimH says: 4850 comments
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    San Jose CA – $1.65mm
    I was looking in the area of Kelly’s photo and found this listing for an 1890’s Queen Anne with a nice vintage photo. Says “Amazingly preserved” and “It could benefit from a remodel/update,” which sounded promising. Nope – I’m done!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/467-Cypress-Ave-San-Jose-CA-95117/19607962_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1169 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      Jim, I share your pain here, the interior is soooooo darn white, I feel like a vampire and have to shield my eyes. The only thing preserved is the staircase…although slathered in paint. I do like how the railing detail points out each step.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 525 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      The best thing preserved in that house is the old photo! Poor old gal.

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    • MWMW says: 837 comments

      Hate to even say it, but there’s a pretty good chance this will be purchased as tear-down.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1118 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      The old photo is cool though! I thought the upper sash would have been stained glass, but no…

  13. Barbara VBarbara V says: 662 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Yet another 1700’s Hudson Valley stone cottage – this one on twelve acres in Accord, NY, for $845,000. It feels a bit too updated for my taste, but is well worth seeing for its beautiful setting and lovely landscape:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/212-Cooper-St-Accord-NY-12404/299450330_zpid/

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  14. TeriBTeriB says: 41 comments

    Centreville, MI 1840s $69,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/118-E-Main-St-Centreville-MI-49032/114225196_zpid/?

    One of the oldest houses in town, complete with outbuildings. Centreville is the County seat – and the courthouse a block east of this home is absolutely stunning.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2186 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      South St. in Auburn is lined with a bunch of cool houses. Pic #4 – the patterns of light thrown onto the ceiling are so neat. That newel post is really something – as is the woodwork in general, and I love the aqua tiled fp.

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  15. JkleebJkleeb says: 187 comments
    Seattle, WA

    1915 Georgian-Colonial Revival, 3mm, Burien WA

    I am not a fan of the color blue for exterior paint and dismissed this house at first glance, but after reviewing the video and looking more closely I fell in love with this place! The updating is a little slick, but the entry way staircase is unusual.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/16220-Maplewild-Ave-SW-Burien-WA-98166/48806172_zpid/

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  16. Barbara VBarbara V says: 662 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is a striking Italianate (date unknown) in the Hudson River community of Coxsackie, NY, for $280,000. It has updates from various periods, some attractive, some palatable, and some not so much of either, but it is worth a look:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39-Washington-Ave-Coxsackie-NY-12051/30498263_zpid/?mmlb=g,0

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 835 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      The surviving (early) features of this house are quite nice! I suspect that the house is a bit older than 1871… it appears to have been updated and added onto at least twice in the late 19th century (original section is at left). The original graining seen in some of the rooms gives a clue as to how amazing these interiors must have been once. The arched pocket doors are really fun! Removing some of the recent “creativity” from this house would help it immensely. Great find!

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  17. ScottScott says: 308 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Second Empire! Friendship, New York! (How cool is that name!!) Only $39,000 for a 2,00 square foot beauty on a half-acre. Listing bid date is 1880, but I bet it’s about 10 to 15 years older than that. I covet this type of house. I can tell that there were some 20th century alterations (dropped ceilings on the first floor, now removed, painted woodwork, some details removed) but all in all this is a solid place. I wish there were more pictures. Someone, please, jump on this for me and start a restoration blog.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Elmwood-Ave_Friendship_NY_14739_M47333-91693

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 662 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      That IS lovely – even the ghostly staircase, slathered in white and virtually invisible. (Fortunately, the price will allow for the purchase of lots of stripper…)

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  18. 67drake67drake says: 245 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    $139,900 in Fennimore Wisconsin. No build date listed, but I’d guess 1890-1900.
    Dutch Colonial style, but I’m listing it here because of Its unique recessed dormer windows. I’ve never seen this before! I grew up in a Dutch Colonial in Chicago, so always pay attention when I see one. Still a lot of unpainted woodwork and staircase left here, so it makes my cut. 🙂

    It looks like this house is a block off of the main drag, so I’ll have to take a detour next time I’m in Fennimore. I have listed a few nice houses from this town.

    https://www.redfin.com/WI/Fennimore/830-13th-St-53809/home/57723774

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 397 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Whenever I’ve seen insets like that, there’s been some Shingle Style influence which I definitely see here in the massing. I’d suspect if you pulled off the vinyl too, you’d find that the house was originally shingled. Nice place.

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  19. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5348 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    The Fredericktown Ohio Round door house is back: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/30-E-College-St-Fredericktown-OH-43019/225332402_zpid/ One of the very few homes I’ve ever seen with a curved front door. Seems reasonably priced as well. I’ve long been a fan of such rare types of millwork.

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  20. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1118 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    After seeing last week’s nice rowhouse in Albany, NY, i searched the same area (Ten Broek triangle) and found 3 other interesting rowhouses:

    – The best one, Italianate from 1857, $289,000: nice real shutters outside (contrary to her twin next door), nice marble fireplace mantels inside (one of which with an interesting insert), nice floors, looks like it’s in move-in condition: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-1st-St-Albany-NY-12210/29650335_zpid/

    – Two twins from 1873 who really need TLC but still bear some original features: sinks, woodwork, marble (slate?) mantels, etc… Lots of elbow grease needed IMO: $54,900 : https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-1st-St-Albany-NY-12210/29650292_zpid/

    – and the other twin: $48,000 : https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/58-1-2-1st-St-Albany-NY-12210/2082497528_zpid/?

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  21. Please save this house – Staten Island, NY.
    Large victorian with Mansard roof located in area with historic homes on large lot.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/396-Van-Duzer-St-Staten-Island-NY-10304/2146613448_zpid/

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