October 18, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11854 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I only researched today’s old house a little, ruled out Woodbury Heights, NJ because the street behind was too far away and the Queen Anne in the background had too short of a bay/roof line. But I do believe it’s located somewhere on the east coast, maybe one of you sleuths can find it.

    The lady on the porch is not associated with the street scene and know nothing about her.

    Adding, OHDO is not dead it’s just not active at the moment. 🙂 I may be completely burnt out with oversea properties. I know it’ll come back eventually so I’m not letting it go, yet! 🙂

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  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 60 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    So here is a question for my fellow Old House Dreamers. If an antique home has been deconstructed, moved far from its original locale, and then rebuilt, would such a factor affect whether you would want to own it? As you ponder that premise, let me present two New England architectural marvels that have been relocated and reconstructed.

    First is the 1776 home of Colonel John Flynn, originally erected in Mendon, MA, and now found in Lyme, CT, as part of a small enclave created by housewright Skip Broom in which homes endangered elsewhere were brought to building lots along Stone Post Road and rebuilt in the 1980s and 1990s. This is a stately 2966-square-foot home on 2+ acres with three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, six fireplaces, and stunning interiors listed at $950,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17-Stone-Post-Rd-Lyme-CT-06371/2086283839_zpid/

    Second is an historic saltbox moved to Mattapoisett, MA—from earlier environs not mentioned—by noted house restoration expert Richard Mecke: five bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and nearly 4350 square feet of very interesting early living space on 6.72 acres listed at just under $2,000,000 (I could be wrong, but I have a strong feeling that this house and barns as they sit now were cobbled together from more than one original property).

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/34-Hollywood-Rd-Mattapoisett-MA-02739/67872078_zpid/

    So assuming you find one or both of these homes impressive—and positing, just for the sake of discussion, that the prices of these properties would not be a disqualifying factor were you a potential purchaser—would the fact that they have been moved away from their original surroundings affect your decision to buy? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 543 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I wouldn’t mind that a house had been moved, as long as it was done correctly. My biggest peeve with antique homes is I find most of them far too updated for my tastes.

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    • 67drake67drake says: 251 comments
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      1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
      Iowa County , WI

      Around here (Wisconsin) a basement is a must for me, unless you want cold feet and don’t mind missing the storage/utilities space. Problem is MOST 100+ year old houses basement usually are pretty much storage only as they are damp with low ceilings.
      If you move a house you can always put a poured concrete foundation and make it deeper and more functional as dry living space. One area where I like modern over old!

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    • All things being equal the one that spoke to me would be the one I would choose.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      Kevin,
      Great share today! very interesting.

    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      An interesting question. I’ve always assumed that the answer would be no. Both houses are incredible in their own ways, and it’s obvious how much care and thought have gone into remaking them. In the end though, the connection to the land for me is as important a factor as the house. It is possible that the showroom newness of both seems a bit too much? The dexterity of how new elements were blended into the second house is impressive, though I would hate to deal with that kitchen sink situation day to day.

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 498 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Not at all, and kudos to the those who move and restore these because the alternative is demolition. These are both amazing, especially the Mattapoisett property. Thanks for posting.

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    • SharonSharon says: 683 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      I’ll take a transplanted dream Craftsman any ol’ day.

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    • CharlesBCharlesB says: 481 comments
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      1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
      NY

      Here’s one that was moved to Bolton, CT ($650,000). All the bumps and sags and wear have been erased and it seems more like a new reproduction than a house that has endured 350 years (not that there’s anything wrong with that):

      https://www.historichomesinct.com/residential/ct/bolton/285-bolton-center-rd-170226713.php

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    • JulieJulie says: 273 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      House relocations are very common where I live and I wouldn’t mind buying one at all so long as it has been done well and there are no major faults/damage during the process. Afterall, the most important thing for me is that the historical integrity has been maintained and it feels much like it would have when it was built. The saltbox is very nice.

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    • jillieDjillieD says: 93 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      Since the other option to moving a house is frequently demolition, I would take a house that’s been moved in a heartbeat. What I find a little bit sad/frustrating are “house zoos”, like Heritage Square in Los Angeles and Heritage Square in Oxnard. I mean, I am so very, very happy that these houses still exist so we can get a sense of the lifestyle they provided people, but I think houses should be lived in, not just looked at. Oxnard’s Heritage Square is the most frustrating – it’s a business park comprised of relocated houses. They do a lot of events there (in fact, I’m coordinating one next week), and they have a docent group that attempts to interpret Oxnard history through these buildings but if and when you can get inside of them, they’re offices. Old World Wisconsin is an interesting layout and I like the way it’s interpreted. But still. I think houses should be lived in. In situ or otherwise.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 785 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      SoS (Kevin – ?), your two examples fit so seamlessly into their settings that they appear to have been there always, which makes a huge positive difference for me. In too many such cases, the relocated houses are plopped onto an overly high foundation on a piece of barren property that just screams newly developed. The worst part, imo, is the resulting lack of mature surrounding landscape which grounds an old house into its setting, along with the absence of a comfortable hodgepodge of outbuildings which have evolved over time…

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      • Barbara VBarbara V says: 785 comments
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        1800 cottage
        Upstate, NY

        Oops, a bunch of blah, blah, blah but no answer to the original question. I’m going with dwr7292 – when it comes to actually buying and living in a house, not only does it need to be old (and look old, and feel old), but it must have the original connection to the land around it…

        Although like everyone else, I’d rather see a house moved than demolished any day, regardless of the setting…

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    • SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 60 comments
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      1798 Federal/Georgian
      East Dennis, MA

      Thanks for all the comments—and for any others still to come. Given a choice, I would prefer a house in its original location: this allows me to do research on and follow clues about the families who lived on the property through the centuries… and learn more about the interaction among the home’s various owners—and their descendants—and the neighboring community. Having said that, the two houses I posted—and that Pilgrim Century beauty added by CharlesB in Bolton, CT—would make me forget about family histories and have me love living in one of these relocated historic homes.

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

    Scotland, CT–1760 tavern in one of Connecticut’s least mcmansionated towns for $199,000:

    https://www.historichomesinct.com/residential/ct/scotland/3-devotion-rd-170134445.php

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  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 5751 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Happy Friday OHDers!

    I was looking at the new listings in Indiana last night and noticed a few some might enjoy seeing, so hope you enjoy.

    A Farcebook page claims this first house was designed by George Franklin Barber. Personally I don’t see it; but I haven’t studied the catalogues to really know. I’ll say this, if it is a Barber design, it’s one of the more poshly adorned examples I’ve seen; and it’s all in quite good original condition. It’s pricey, but comes with a nice chunk of land out in the country all by itself, in a very pretty part of this state; relatively close to some degree of civilization.

    Frame Tower Victorian / $425K / Mitchell Indiana
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/477-Woods-Ln-Mitchell-IN-47446/221149199_zpid/
    The Farcebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/ForTheLoveOfOldHouses/posts/1897-queen-anne-george-f-barber-mitchell-in-morgan-keane-house-the-castle-sits-o/1523958187870229/
    Map:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7241957,-86.483671,3a,75y,264.44h,89.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWKBkpAy5B3aBXOKrXq0UJw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    Here’s an old mine diamond in need of re-cutting and polish. I’m mad about the look of the thing. It has great windows! lots of goodies left. Much altered and lacking stylistic cohesion; but has remarkable potential. CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!

    Mostly Italianate, Bethany Bricktorian / $25K!!!!!! / Richmond Indiana
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/214-N-13th-St-Richmond-IN-47374/85774116_zpid/

    Cheers everybody! 🙂

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Nice finds both. I may have to steal the chairs in the foyer of the first house.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      Rosewater, The Italianate is wonderful, I just love tall windows. Such a great price and incentive for some one to take on. Kelly has it on the main page, and glad to see it get further exposed.
      The Mitchell, I was looking at too! And am glad you shared.

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    • JulieJulie says: 273 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      Nice collection there, Rosewater. I hope someone snaps up the 25K one – with a bit of ingenuity you could easily live in it while renovation takes place.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5549 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Barber design in Mitchell? Maybe, but I cannot immediately connect it with any published Barber plan I’m familiar with. The lavish millwork at the entry does seem “Barberish” but like you, I’m still not convinced.

      As for the Richmond, Italianate, I shared some first hand observations about our several day visit to Richmond last month. If Richmond could successfully address their social problems (drugs, unemployment, bad landlords, and homelessness) it could be a wonderful place to call home. I haven’t given up on it myself as a potential relocation destination but things need to change to make that prospect more appealing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that improvements will happen as homeowners in improving neighborhoods could realize a windfall over the current low values.

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2157 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      The Mitchell, Indiana house is stunning on the inside. The porch is totally wrong (especially if it is a Barber house) and probably not original in my opinion.

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    Good Friday All: I will have to pick and choose as I found a lot to like this week. Some are rather expensive as to location or scale of the house, but I like to post what I find interesting as far as the architecture, details or history.

    1927, Shreveport, LA, 349,000
    From the listing : Architect was S.G. Wiener in 1927 and Lester Haas redesigned interior in 1961. Formal dining with table designed by Lester Haas.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/825-Ockley-Dr-Shreveport-LA-71106/51358625_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=2a755742-9bca-4b20-952f-2cf2e898adc1~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1902, New Orleans, 450,000
    From the listing: Rare, unrenovated Single Family Home for Sale in PRIME area of the French Quarter.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/740-Barracks-Street-New-Orleans-La-70116-New-Orleans-LA-70116/2083994430_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=48e9f234-b775-4bd7-a1dd-e2e9c03b97ef~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    and another un-renovated find:
    1900, San Francisco, CA, 1,395,000
    A lot of money for this house in need of some attention, but this is an expensive city. There are several fireplaces, nice molding and pocket doors. The front is the original Victorian with garage/cellar below. The doors appear inviting for a model T. The exterior and the yard are a blank slate.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/205-Clipper-St-San-Francisco-CA-94114/15181462_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=fe850cf1-22b9-4ed5-a75f-d9e2503620a5~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1912, Alameda, CA, 1,900,000
    I love the rather beefy design to the soffit (harkins to the craftsman detail inside IMO (see detail to the windows on the stairway inside, chimneys and a round the pilars of the porch, inside are lots of lovely craftsman details and beautiful landscape scenes painted on many of the windows.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2917-Central-Ave-Alameda-CA-94501/24856936_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=a9d0a6c4-c4ec-4711-a9a6-f0b91ed1e6e6~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1950 (?), Brooklyn, NY, 2,799,000
    No interior shots, for which I am sad because this…what to call it… it reflects a sort of mansard roof and perhaps art deco or Nouveau details? I would love to know the history of this place, and more photos please.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2347-E-63rd-St-Brooklyn-NY-11234/30788430_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=94a9a0f5-4613-455c-8cb2-bd0149ba2d82~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1950, Pasadena, CA, 2,275,000
    And now for a little MCM in southern California and a house very well connected to its outdoor space. From the listing: Known as the ‘Robert Smith Residence’ original architects Weston and Byles took a playful interest with light creating numerous moments throughout the home.
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pasadenastarnews/obituary.aspx?n=h-douglas-byles&pid=757977
    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/aug/15/julius-shulman-modernism-rediscovered-photography
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/320-San-Miguel-Rd-Pasadena-CA-91105/20858959_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=93cd94c0-eb80-4e9f-8a03-0188dcc457bc~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1892, Berkeley, CA, 1,950,000
    I love the rather muted colors on the exterior and then what caught my eye from the listing: First time on the market in 80 years. Elegant tall rooms, beautiful fireplace tile and mantel , and I like the way the kitchen does not feel too far removed from the rest of the house. Nice comfortable back yard with shade trees. Interesting work room with beefy counter space, perhaps part of the back of the house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1418-Bonita-Ave-Berkeley-CA-94709/24840573_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=2dba4853-02fb-42d5-a892-1c3410a20771~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1924, Merced, CA, 795,000
    Set on 20 acres, I found interest in this house right from the opening shot with its flat roofs and the front porch balanced out by a porch on the side of the house to the right and left and plenty of large windows promise the house will be well attached to the outdoors. Indoors there is plenty of beautiful woodwork and the house is decorated to compliment the house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4029-Vaughn-Ave-Merced-CA-95341/134055629_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=f8732a87-3a81-4b31-818b-27ebf69a7be7~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1786, White River Junction, VT, 390,000
    Set on ten acres, love the fireplace with its attached doorway to another room (not being used and blocked off). I get a kick out of seeing all the guitars and amplifiers set around the place-our family would be right at home here.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/365-Wood-Rd-White-River-Junction-VT-05001/303988717_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=981ab298-6c24-4123-802b-e02d2f6ac036~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • JRCJRC says: 145 comments
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      1929 Georgian
      Grand Rapids, MI

      In the 1902 New Orleans, picture #6, the wood stairs are so very close to the fireplace

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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        1980/2010 board & batten modern

        JRC, that fireplace is a bit odd, it looks like a later addition and perhaps always a fake fireplace? Something to null when making a proper gentle restoration, something to think about when actually in the space.

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      • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 196 comments
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        That 1912, Alameda, CA house is a joy! Love everything about it, both inside and outside. it is, after all, a Craftsman, a gorgeous gorgeous Craftsman. Oh, heart be still! The paintings on the windows are just delightful, adding to the charm of the house.

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    • JefsndyJefsndy says: 141 comments
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      1915 Craftsman
      Orange, CA

      Kimberly62 LOVE the Merced home, and its on my way to my favorite place in the world-Yosemite. What a classic home…thank you for sharing.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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        1980/2010 board & batten modern

        Sandy, I am glad you enjoyed this house too, I enjoyed finding it. Neat place.

      • roxxxroxxx says: 439 comments
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        I agree. I love that whole setup of the Merced property.
        Yosemite has made me tear up, every time I have seen it, due to the sheer beauty. The beauty is overwhelming.
        If you all reading this, have never made it to Yosemite valley, please try to get there.

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    • CandyCandy says: 150 comments
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      Carpentersville, IL

      Kimberly, All nice but I’ll have Alameda please. My favorite Bay Area location! Thank you!

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 196 comments
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      The White River Junction VT house is a dream. The location, with its ten acres, is a perfect setting for this beautiful home. And, hey I just noticed! This is my No. 100 comment to OHD. Not bad for one who was too scared to write anything for almost a year!! Yeah, me!!

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      A lot to like in your choices this week, Kimberly. First, let me just say how much I do enjoy something kooky like the Shreveport house. I know we all balk sometimes about a place being destroyed by updates, but THIS is spectacularly thought out. It’s just so ODD! That fireplace is really artful. All in all, the house reminds me a bit of a song mashup from one of my favorite bands of late, Pomplamoose. They’re sort of an indie lo-fi band that will often take two or more well-known pop songs and put their spin on them. I hope someone really appreciates this house because it is quite interesting.

      The Alameda house windows are something I’ve never really seen before, but how nicely done. That bit of a curve which we don’t often see in arts and crafts houses reminds me a bit of The Gamble house in Pasadena. If anyone has a chance to see the Greene brothers work up close, it’s one of my top 3 house museums ever.

      The Brooklyn house looks like a radical reconstruction to me, the elements there just seem like a pastiche of designs that don’t gel, but maybe that’s just me.

      The Pasadena house bugs me a bit with the painted out ceilings and beams and the overall gray and white monotony. That colorful mural and that almost avocado tile in the bath are quite nicely done in the spirit of what could have been there.

      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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        1980/2010 board & batten modern

        DWR,thank you for your insight. The Sherevport had me thinking about the Charlton I posted last week with all the heavy do-over from the 30s and 50s, and with a little distance we do not immediately condemn. There is also something to be said of the quality of the design.

    • MJGMJG says: 1435 comments
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      CT

      I love the Berkeley California house! A shock inside. The outside is nice but looks compact. But you see the inside and its SO Grand!!! I love it.

  6. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    Afternoon all!

    I found some interesting houses that popped up on the market and a few oddballs to share with you today. Let’s start with a stunner.

    A 1780 Saltbox and 1880 barn in Salisbury, Ct listed for 3.7 million. The views of the 60 plus acres are incredible, but what’s fairly amazing is they didn’t go into renovation overdrive. This is pure New England.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/85-Scoville-Ore-Mine-Rd_Salisbury_CT_06068_M48557-86711?view=qv

    This West Hartford Colonial Revival built in 1928 is listed for $799k. This is a comfortable happy seeming place. Did you know you needed a barroom in your life? I did not. The fact that the kitchen seems appropriate without being original is a nice detail. We need to bring wood kitchens back, I am bored to tears with everything being white these days.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/20-Greenridge-Ln_West-Hartford_CT_06107_M44588-81803?view=qv

    A 1789 Cape, masquerading as a newer build in Stanfordville, Ny for $250k. Bear with me on this one because there have been a ton of additions over the years and it first glance, there’s nothing to write home about. Then BAM! some crazy Greek Revivalish woodwork. I’d love to see some as-built floor plans of this one and think about how to make it work better.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/679-Hunns-Lake-Rd_Stanfordville_NY_12581_M42306-74646?view=qv

    Lastly, this 1928 Cape in Southbury, Ct listed for $239k. I’ve driven past this one for years and thought, well that’s not terribly attractive. It’s been in the same family since the 40’s and now hitting the market. It started life as an artist’s studio and some of its interior was scavenged from the Yale campus. I may be spinning this out of whole cloth, but it feels like it’s got some Russian influence inside—the staircase and spindles kind of feel that way to me. It’s a few miles away from an area known as Russian Village which was settled as a summer community for Russian immigrants beginning with Ilya Tolstoy, son of Leo. Anyway, it’s a quirky little place that could be gently guided to be cool. There’s a balcony waiting to happen over that sunporch.

    https://connecticuthistory.org/a-russian-village-retreat-in-southbury/

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/176-Old-Waterbury-Rd_Southbury_CT_06488_M43124-48691?view=qv

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    • SueSue says: 504 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      dwr, I would love to live in that remolded barn in Salsbury. It’s gorgeous. Yes, the house is nice but there is something about a remolded barn that is irrestistable.

      I love that the West Hartford house has a bar room. Reminds me of when I was around 7,8,9 in the sixties and my parents had and went to lots of cocktail parties. All the rage. I used to sit in the stairs and listen to them talk and mom would bring me a small tray of hors d’oeuvres.

      The NY cape is a huge surprise inside. You would have no idea that such a nice interior is waiting for you.

      As for the last house. I saw that the other day. I can’t say I am sold on that one. It’s a bit hodge podge and eerie. At least to me.

      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        Hey, Sue. Thanks for taking a view. We’ve missed you! I was gonna post the Southbury farm on Bates Rock Rd for you, though I am sure you’ve seen it. I think Southbury is a possible town for you sooner or later?

        Anyway, I am the opposite on the Salisbury property. To me the barn is nice but, eh.
        The West Hartford house is such a classic. A great suburb if people are looking. Reminds me of a friend’s neighborhood in Baltimore, Roland Park. The Southbury house is such an odd one. The novelty siding which I used to hate, I sort of respect now? I don’t know. I see potential there. I am always a glass half full guy when it comes to houses though. Always something redeeming. And I will continue to show the oddballs I find, because I think something can be done with them. Anything is better than a bland tract house for the same price.

        I will spend some time on some of yours and others posts. Lots to dig through this week.

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

          I’m with you on the Salisbury house — a beauty. I could look at it all day. Also love “renovation overdrive,” best phrase I’ve seen in ages! The barn here is a knockout color, but the inside, meh. The house is fab enough to make up for any shortcomings, though.
          The Southbury place has grabbed a lot of people & I’m one. It really does look like a dacha, doesn’t it? The outside underwhelmed me but I had to let out a WOW at the interior, full of personality & a lived-in historic feeling. Great finds today as always — thanks!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2222 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      My fave of this batch is the West Hartford house. I like white or ivory kitchens fine – as long as it has some other color added in (mine is ivory, white, gray, and buttery yellow & gold, with a punch of dark red), but this particular wood one is nice & fits in well, IMO.

      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        Ha, I hear you Cathy. My current kitchen is white and is almost 20 years old, it still seems pretty fresh. Your kitchen sounds very nice and also period-appropriate. I can hear Mrs. Blandings specifying her kitchen colors right about now. I am thinking about doing a buffalo check floor like this, either here or on another project. I’ve been obsessed with this image for a bit. Alas, no one seems to want vinyl anymore though it could be done with many different materials.

        https://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=134015

    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 196 comments
      OHD Supporter

      The 1928 Cape in Southbury, Ct has caught my attention and imagination, and my OHD heart. It is indeed a “quirky little place” sitting there in its lovely setting just waiting for that special buyer to come along who will love it for everything that it is (and everything that it isn’t). Wish I could be that buyer!!

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      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        It really is a neat old place. The house makes a little more sense after seeing inside it after all these years. Hopefully someone with a light touch comes along and finds it.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      DWR, nice shares here! I like all of them and understand your glee with the 1789 and the Greek Revival elements. I must say the Connecticut history site is great, I went through a few links and was thoroughly entertained.

  7. dunamovindunamovin says: 118 comments

    Bravo Paul you win the “sherlock HOMES” award😊

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  8. JulieJulie says: 273 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    Absolutely gorgeous early 1900’s homestead in the South Island Canterbury District area of Darfield. Original wood panelling and built-ins galore and plenty of big windows to take in views of the surrounding countryside, water feature, gardens and the glorious Southern Alps. It also comes with a pretty church. An excellent example of the golden age of agriculture where well to do farming families lived a life of privelege (imagine lawn parties with women in dresses,men in striped jackets, linen trousers and straw boater hats sipping on champagne while playing croquet during the day before retiring indoors to change into evening wear for a sumptious meal followed by smoking and billiards for the men and polite conversation amongst the ladies in the drawing room). That is what I see when I look at this place (in addition, of course, to the home itself). It is for Negotiation and has a valuation of $US2,866,000.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3640856

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  9. Anne M.Anne M. says: 719 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Some variety this week:
    Handsome 1890 Colonial Revival with a terracotta roof & a very appealing butler’s pantry in Worcester, MA $419,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/135-Richmond-Ave-Worcester-MA-01602/56747002_zpid/
    Unique exterior on this 1850 in Wilbraham, MA for $100,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/381-Main-St-Wilbraham-MA-01095/62555388_zpid/
    1874 converted schoolhouse in Chester, VT $219,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3466-Vt-Route-103-N-Chester-VT-05143/2126806724_zpid/
    1856 Greek Revival in New Bedford, MA $259,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/90-Walden-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55998123_zpid/
    1874 Victorian Farmhouse in Highgate Center, VT $229,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6635-Vt-Route-78-Highgate-Center-VT-05459/2082692228_zpid/
    1920 in Holyoke, MA – owned by the same family for 3 generations, interior is wonderful $189,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/73-Martin-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M47948-30056
    Charming 1931 bungalow in East Longmeadow, MA for 149,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/175-Dwight-Rd_Longmeadow_MA_01106_M92307-43243?ex=MA2732959216#photo0
    1957 MCM in Longmeadow, MA $379,900
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/47-Ridge-Rd_Longmeadow_MA_01106_M38763-88159?view=qv

    Happy Weekend, Dreamers!

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  10. MWMW says: 854 comments

    Here is a nice old bank building from 1923 in Pocomoke, MD. 5,600sf, $269,900. We use to just know it as Pocomoke when I was growing up not far from there. But guess it is technically Pocomoke City. It is right downtown on main street, so not sure it would make a good home conversion, or even be wanted or allowed by the city. I am sure they would much rather have a commercial use in the building. But given the economic reality of the area, they might be happy to just have anyone productively using it and taking care of it.

    https://www.homesnap.com/MD/Pocomoke-City/144-Market-Street

    While in the general vicinity, and not too far from where that old brick house in Easton got moved up the Chesapeake Bay recently, I saw this cute tiny little 1790 house that also seems like it could use a rescue. Is only $15K, but is also only 384sf, on 2 levels! But that comes with 1/2 acre of land. Apparently also available to move without the land for $10K. It looks like it has already been lifted and foundation redone, so moving it would not be losing any of that original material at this point anyway. Based on older photos, it looks like it had a small addition on it before they did the restoration work on it. Guess they decided it wasn’t historically critical or in the budget to redo any of that when they did the foundation work.

    https://www.homesnap.com/MD/Centreville/0-Ridgeview-Court

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  11. SueSue says: 504 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape
    ME

    Happy Friday everyone.

    Well week six of being sick. Steroids are done and I feel as if I am on the mend. Lot’s of time to look at houses.

    I think I will start us off with this 1910 farmhouse on Cranberry Isle here in Maine. Cranberry Isle is located 30 minutes southeast (by ferry) of Mount Desert Island. The island is named after the preponderance of cranberry bushes covering the island. When they bloom in autumn, the island’s colors explode with green and red. This is a 3 bedroom one bath with an adorable artist studio. Oh and the spot? Stunning, right on the water. This would make the ideal summer cottage for all family and friends to visit. Lobster bake anyone? A mere 710,000 dollars.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Cranberry-Isles_ME#M4364067522

    Also on Cranberry Isle is this 7 bedroom quintessential “cottage” cutely named Mosswood. This cottage has amazing views of Mount Desert Island and the Atlantic Ocean. Apparently listed for below appraised value at $885,000. I adore the sunny Linoleum floored kitchen. I can smell the sea air while lunch is being made. I wouldn’t change a thing here and I would have an open door policy. All are welcome! Oh to dream.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Cranberry-Isles_ME#M3227813680

    Now I am off to Vinalhaven. Vinalhaven is both an island and a town. This town is home to 1,165 people and two nature preserves. It’s not a large tourist destination, meaning it’s more authentic than many other areas and just stunning. This listing is the “Fenwick Farm”. Built in 1860 and sitting on 18 acres. This center chimney cape is just gorgeous. I cannot see where they haven’t tried to keep things original. “Intact–three fireplaces, wide pine floors, exposed hand-hewn logs, two staircases, and original doors, moldings, and hardware.” The front staircase is most unusual (and very steep). Mini flying staircase perhaps? Been owned by the same family for 40 years. Priced at 649,00.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Vinalhaven_ME/Round-Island-Rd#M3859515460

    Last but not least Deer Isle. This enchanting island, home to the beautiful town of Stonington, brags that its motto should be “Welcome to Deer Isle, the way life used to be!” If you’re there in spring, you can see the puffins and they are uber cute.
    This is a gorgeous 1850 cape with an added two story great room built from an original barn. It even still has working shutters, you know for when the winter nor’Easter blows by. Walking distance to the water. I’ll just live in the great room area of the house and everyone can have the rest to themselves. Deal? Priced at 475,000.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Vinalhaven_ME/Round-Island-Rd#M3899226433

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    • JefsndyJefsndy says: 141 comments
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      1915 Craftsman
      Orange, CA

      Sue-you hit it out of the ballpark today! I love each one of these beauties, thank you for sharing.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      Sue, your Maine collection was perfect for this drizzly Sunday afternoon. Every house was a joy. You included one of my favorites, Mosswood. I adore that place. I even sent the link to very good friend that I share a journal with-she is in Northern CA now. I sent her the link to Mosswood w/ an imaginary invite to meet at this summer house for a holiday. It is nice to dream.

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

      Okay, you keep the great room & I’ll glom onto the rest of the house. What a happy comfortable place!

    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      The photography on the first Cranberry house is done so well, really gives you the feeling of being right there. Two things, what the heck is that apartment size stove doing in the dining room? And Good Lord, I want that studio space. Overall, the house has such a nice patina. I think it’s so important to remind people that just like the antiques we buy, we want to see some of the age left in a house after a restoration is done. That staircase just needs a good cleaning and some Murphy’s oil.

      Vinalhaven has the same lovely patina developed over time. Is it possible Mainers just know when to leave well enough alone? A very elegant stair that I was not expecting, and I know the greenhouse detracts a bit from the lines of the house, but I would be excited to have that. The Deer Isle shutters while likely not original are awfully nice. I love that cut out detail.

  12. Scott CunninghamScott Cunningham says: 391 comments
    1856 Tudor (fmr Victorian)
    Leavenworth , KS

    Come be my neighbor! This place just listed yesterday a block and a half from me. Yep, sure is a fixer upper (probably requires a full, down to the studs redo) but you can’t complain about the price or location.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/301-Elm-St-Leavenworth-KS-66048/2082347182_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5549 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Already has a “pending” on the listing but a house of that size originally built with quality materials (which would cost more than the asking price) is definitely a bargain. I do hope, however, that the house isn’t in such terrible shape that a gut to the studs approach is necessary. If so, what horrible neglect it must have experienced. Hope your new neighbors are nice folks.

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      • MJGMJG says: 1435 comments
        OHD Supporter

        CT

        I agree. DOwn to the studs, can destroy some real strong historic aspects of a house. A house from this period and this size for example may still maintain evidence of painting and stencil decoration on the walls and ceilings that some crazy person like my self will want to research. 🙂

    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      A very handsome house.

  13. AbramsBridgeAbramsBridge says: 106 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This is the first time I am posting to this link exchange, and I’m not sure if this is the sort of thing I am supposed to post, but I thought it was beautiful. Europe-based for sure. More like eye-candy.

    https://thomasjorion.com/collection/veduta/

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 74 comments
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      TX

      Wow! Eye candy is right! That’s stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5549 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      What sublime artwork inside! Must be a sad story attached to get into this condition. Looks like it could still be saved and restored if someone wanted to. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      Jennifer, such a great thing to post here, much appreciated and beautiful.

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

      Stunning photos. It’s an enduring puzzle who, how, and why people allow these places to fall into such states. Incomprehensible to me. Thanks for the dreams of ruins, as Diderot says above — if I get to be a ghost, I want to flit around some of these buildings!

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  14. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 629 comments

    I tihink I’m in love – with a small town. I was on the way to a camping trip on a Georgia beach when we got the call that the campground was closing because of the tropical storm. Instead of returning home we went south into North Florida. So we spent the day in Saint Augustine then hotel tonight and our camping starts late tomorrow. I have to say Saint Augustine is a charming quaint small town. OHD lovers could walk for around the blocks and enjoy the charming homes in the area.

    In another neck of the country I saw this 1870 townhouse in Troy NY. It’s definitely a whopper at almost 10,000 square foot and $1.2 M. It’s certainly gracious and dynamic It’s as charming as homes in Savannah or Charleston
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/189-2nd-St_Troy_NY_12180_M30440-20133

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    • MWMW says: 854 comments

      I lived in St. Augustine for a Summer college job back in the late 80’s. I agree, it is a very charming small town, with a lot of history. It can be a bit touristy, but that didn’t bother me.

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      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        I always felt there is something different about the light when you cross from Georgia into Florida. It’s kind of like being able to see the difference in the landscape from Ny into Ct. St. Augustine is a beautiful town.

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  15. CoraCora says: 2046 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1960. The architect is the owner! Check out the baby blue kitchen and the cool fireplace in the basement. $260K

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1050-S-Dowell-Ter-Wichita-KS-67207/77315181_zpid/

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      That kitchen or a reasonable facsimile could be in any current kitchen showroom today. Funny how things always cycle back around.

  16. Sandy BSandy B says: 604 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1914 Bungalow, know locally as the,” Glass House,” Macon, GA, listed at $350,000. Not usually what I get excited over, but this is impressive…..so light and airy and to me has a very romantic vibe.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2548-Vineville-Ave-Macon-GA-31204/251001709_zpid/

    I really enjoy Brent Hull’s Building with History series. This video is on the Georgian style and references Drayton Hall. If any of you haven’t visited Drayton while in the Charleston area, be sure and not miss it next visit!!

    https://hullmillwork.com/building-with-history-georgian-style/

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  17. Barbara VBarbara V says: 785 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here’s a beauty from 1910, located on 73 acres on Cadosia Creek in Hancock, NY, in the southern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, for $440,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7456-Ny-268-Hancock-NY-13783/2082325527_zpid/?

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2222 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Nicely done pics (with the exception of what looks like may be a couple of wide angle shots), incl. both summer & winter shots, plus the dog. And like how the dog bed is under the kitchen island… not in the way, yet the dog gets to be in with everyone.

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  18. ScottScott says: 312 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    I haven’t shared for a while, so I scoured the internets for some cool places. Here’s what I have to offer.

    A 5 bedroom, 4,300 square foot Queen Anne on 5 acres outside of Mitchell, Indiana. This house isn’t a fixer-upper; it’s been pretty well restored and maintained. A nice place with some awesome woodwork and stained glass windows. $425,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/477-Woods-Ln_Mitchell_IN_47446_M36801-83276

    This one is interesting. It is in Colchester, Illinois. According to the listing, it was constructed in 1884 by Moses King, who owned the adjacent brickyard. The property is listed in the NRHP. I didn’t look at the NRHP form, but 1884 seems quite late for the construction date. The heavy Greek Revival trim work details look more like the 1860s than the 1880s. One bed, one bath, 1,600 square feet on 2.5 acres for $90,000.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/734-N-Coal-St_Colchester_IL_62326_M81685-89678

    This is a 5 bedroom, 4,500 square foot Gothic Revival/Greek Revival farmhouse on 4.43 acres outside of Macomb, Illinois for $249,000. Elegant, simple details. The listing says it was built in 1866, and I assume that is pretty accurate. Unfortunately the vinyl window salesman visited the house, but that’s life.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/281-Emerson-Rd_Macomb_IL_61455_M82574-04051

    Here’s a smallish (no size in the listing), 4 bedroom house in Bushnell, Illinois, listed at $69,500. The listing says it was built in 1920, but the details of the stairs and woodwork indicate that it was probably constructed circa 1860-1875. There’s not a whole lot of pictures, though. I’d like to see it without the vinyl siding.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/205-W-Harris-Ave_Bushnell_IL_61422_M79861-35624

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  19. CoraCora says: 2046 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1898-1902. The exterior details of this look Barber-ish to me. With some landscaping and sprucing up, it could really shine. $485K

    Kamas, UT:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/82-N-100-W-Kamas-UT-84036/68522175_zpid/

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11854 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I kind of liked it before but maybe because there were better photos of the woodwork then (OHD Supporters can only see this link): link

      • CoraCora says: 2046 comments
        OHD Supporter & Moderator

        Clinton, TN

        When I click on that, it says the link has been removed…

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11854 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Cora, maybe you aren’t signed in when clicking/using that specific browser to click (if you are on mobile and click, it may use the apps browser rather than the one you are signed in on your phone.)

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      • Barbara VBarbara V says: 785 comments
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        1800 cottage
        Upstate, NY

        I’m with you, Kelly. This really appealed to me when you first posted it. Now, its character, charm and decades of integrity are gone – along with that beautiful fence! (I thought I recalled Rosewater drooling over that fence, but it must have been a different one – I hope it wasn’t scrapped) Anyway, what a heartbreaking shame…

  20. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11854 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Chewie and Randy Savage (Oh Yeaaaahhhh!) presents…1939 home in Georgetown, SC. $219,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/622-Wood-St-Georgetown-SC-29440/10981108_zpid/?

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    • MWMW says: 854 comments

      LOL, I like the presentation. This kind of thing wouldn’t be fitting for every house of course, but seems perfectly enjoyable for this one. In this case, it takes a mostly unremarkable house and gives it something interesting and positive for potential buyers to notice. Which would be the exact best reason for doing it.

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  21. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5549 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    This is not the first time (and hopefully not the last) that a house seller has taken a theatrical or comedic approach to selling their home. I have no idea whatsoever if the outside-the-box-thinking makes a home sell more quickly or not but personally, at least I feel some comedic relief from it. Some home sellers are as somber as burial insurance salesmen and while buying a house is an expensive proposition, (in most cases) a more humorous approach surely makes your house listing stand out. I wish more listings were like this one. Nice house, by the way.

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 433 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      While the characters take you out of really seeing the house the first time around, it IS clever. It will ultimately drive more traffic and create a buzz, all the things a homeowner wants, especially in a slower market. (No idea if that’s the case there.) I had a dog of a listing many years ago that just wasn’t selling. After reading about negative real estate ads, I got permission from the homeowner to run something along the lines of “This house will never be featured in Architectural Digest or win any awards, however, it is the largest square footage… blah blah blah. Other agents in the area were aghast, but with the new description the house went under deposit in two weeks.

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  22. rodeolthrrodeolthr says: 49 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Beardstown Illinois, circa 1890s? $57,500
    This must have been a knockout before the ornamentation was removed. Easy enough to peel off the aluminum/vinyl siding
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/911-Washington-St-Beardstown-IL-62618/236240498_zpid/

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 785 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Oh, what a sad sight! Not much point taking off the vinyl siding when all the beautiful details have been destroyed…

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5549 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Ouch! This poor thing was royally ripped apart inside probably years or even decades ago. Truly sad because the rooms and an ornate portion of staircase balustrade upstairs provide an idea of what was there originally. I also see a distinct George F. Barber design but so much has been covered up and taken off that its hard to imagine what was originally there. Hard to imagine what the Philistine who tried to modernize this thing was thinking when all of the ornate details were being ripped out. I agree with the 1890’s likely construction date. Beardstown is a western Illinois town. Here’s a streetview of this house: https://goo.gl/maps/oQeuujupkGddmMKV8

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  23. CoraCora says: 2046 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1890. I love the exterior design of this towered queen, and I especially love the color. There’s something cathartic about it. $265K

    Brookings, SD:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/502-6th-Ave-Brookings-SD-57006/114540199_zpid/

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 74 comments
      OHD Supporter

      TX

      Oh, I love the outside of it especially! And the red brocade paper they chose for the entryway/stairs is just the right shade of red to make the woodwork look so warm and inviting. Pics 82 & 84 show this off well.

  24. Sandy BSandy B says: 604 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Another intriguing Victorian example from Vinalhaven, 1889 at $249,000 with matching carriage house complete with old sleighs and buggies. It had me with the red cut glass inserts in the entry doors….WOW, gorgeous! Obviously needs some work, but it would be so fun to clean out and polish!!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/34-E-Main-St-Vinalhaven-ME-04863/2097724460_zpid/?mmlb=g,0

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 785 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Well, that is a pretty one, Sandy! And, except for some cleaning and painting, I’m not seeing a lot of necessary work – in fact, given the lack of kitchen pictures I’m inclined to hope that the kitchen may not need a lot of backdating…

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 74 comments
      OHD Supporter

      TX

      Oh, what a find! If it comes with all the belongings and furnishings, it would be like the most splendid Easter egg hunt ever! I can imagine the delight of going through those boxes in the garage treasure hunting. I hope whoever gets it appreciates what a gem it is and treats it accordingly and with the respect it’s due. Thank you for sharing it.

  25. CoraCora says: 2046 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1886. Very few pics, but the realtor does such a fine job describing the details, you can picture it. $400K

    Manchester, NH:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/278-Myrtle-St-Manchester-NH-03104/74306427_zpid/

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  26. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1282 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    ChrisICU posted a place in Troy, NY on Friday and it had me thinking of the Troy Music Hall. The place is well known for its acoustics. I enjoyed seeing Doc Watson, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and Laurie Anderson. Micky Hart did not fair so well there IMO, because the floors acted like a diaphragm and the drums came rumbling across the floor.
    I hope you will enjoy the photos and history of this gem:
    Check out the pictures on wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Savings_Bank_Music_Hall

    http://www.troymusichall.org/discover/

    http://www.troymusichall.org/discover/The-Architecture-of-Troy-Savings-Bank-Music-Hall_69_pg.htm

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  27. ErinSErinS says: 32 comments
    PA

    https://wnep.com/2019/10/23/a-dandy-mansion-on-the-pennsylvania-road/

    I thought all you old house lovers would enjoy this. Its the story of beautiful old mansion that was on the verge of being demolished…but found a new purpose.

    Happy endings!

  28. Built in 1821
    Stantonsburg, NC – 45 minutes from Raleigh, 30 minutes from Greenville, NC, 2.5 hours to NC Outer Banks

    The Historic Scarborough Plantation, features 7 separate buildings all with commercial metal roofing situated on 2.72 acres. In addition to the 6,038 sq. ft. main home, there is a guest home offering 2,463 sq. ft., a separate pool house, pool, barn & covered stalls for events, workshop use or hobbies. A garden shed, workshop/office or gym, too many features to list them all, you will have to come see for yourself. Priced under appraised value, sold “as is”.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/nc/stantonsburg/7348-state-highway-222-e-stantonsburg-nc-27883–2091126644

  29. CoraCora says: 2046 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1893. This is an old one-room schoolhouse that hasn’t been treated well. It appears that it could be restored, however. It’s located outside of the charming little town of Howard, KS, and IMO, is worth the asking price of $5K. Oh…if walls could talk. ❤

    Howard, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1547-Road-17-Howard-KS-67349/91132106_zpid/

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