November 8, 2019: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Cheapened out on the old house photo for week, an easy one. Don’t know where it is. It’s a bit newer than I usually do but it’s cute, need to look for these type of homes more often.

    Don’t forget prices with your shares. 🙂 Thank you!!!

    Edit: Adding. If you get a redirect when visiting the site, meaning you’re browsing the site and all of a sudden your browser goes to another site that’s spammy, let me know. I’ve made a change that will hopefully prevent that from happening although this may be a cookie based redirect which I cannot fix. I was getting it on Movoto and cleared my cookies, haven’t gotten them since. I do not visit my own site to view the ads so this was either a Movoto bad ad or a cookie I picked up somewhere. Testing this is impossible as it’s so random, my stats say it’s happened to less than 100 views out of nearly 3 million although it may not count everyone this is why it’s so hard to test and figure out what ad network it’s coming from. When you contact me, let me know if you are on mobile or desktop when you were redirected.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2220 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      This house’s exterior is adorable! I love it.

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 815 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      Well I just tripped and fell…in love with this week’s link exchange house. How cute!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Very 1940-ish looking postcard. It could have been taken from a scene in the movie classic It’s a Wonderful Life which premiered in Jan. 1947. One part of the Movie revolved around the Building Savings & Loan and the cottages they were helping to finance and have built. Although I think this cottage is more 1920’s or ’30’s it evokes that same emotional response of home and family around the winter Holidays. Nostalgia surely has a part to play in our love of old houses. They tell us about the past and the people who once lived in them. Speaking of winter, it appears to have arrived early in north Texas. We’ve already had a couple of freezes with still colder temps to come next week. Perhaps even a few snow flakes which are themselves nostalgic although folks in Texas freak out over snow and ice. We rarely have ice storms here (thankfully) but they really can cause havoc and mayhem. Give me snow anytime over ice, please!

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    • Michael McNamaraMichael McNamara says: 20 comments
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      1937 Georgian
      Evanston, IL

      I think of these as little jewel boxes. Nicely proportioned. Beautifully detailed. Quality finishes. What’s not to like?

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  2. MWMW says: 894 comments

    Are you getting into the winter spirit already!

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I hope we get a flake or two of snow this year, don’t even recall if we (as in where I live) did last winter.

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      • EileenMEileenM says: 290 comments
        Camillus, NY

        We got 3 ” last night.

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      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2220 comments
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        1920 Colonial Revival
        Upstate/Central, NY

        We got our first flurries, and then dusting of snow yesterday evening, which is still clinging to the grass. Not as much as EileenM – she’s a little west of me, closer to Lake Ontario (although I don’t know if this was mild ‘lake effect’ or just a general snowfall).
        I used to *love* snow & winter, but not so much anymore. I think it means I’m getting… (shhhh….)…old. 😛

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        • CarebearCarebear says: 1033 comments
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          Here in Lockport, NY, just a few miles south of Lake Ontario in Niagara County, we did have enough to cover the ground yesterday, but its mostly melted today. I hate this time of year here-if I had the money, I’d be in Florida somewhere right now, until Christmas, then about the end of February, when the snow starts its today-I’m-melting-tomorrow-I’m-dumping-a-foot-on-you cycle, and its either mud or shoveling out, then I’d be back down south again until mid May when the North is liveable again.

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      • handmaidnhandmaidn says: 43 comments
        1790s Federal
        Alpharetta, GA

        I believe you did. A friend of mine lives up in the Georgia mountains outside Dahlonega. We have a home in Alpharetta so I know the area. We also are closing on a home we saw here as well as posted on another page. THANK YOU, VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SITE! As I said, she is up near you and had several dustings last year. I worry about her in the cold but especially in the snow and ice because her property overlooks the Etowah River, has no central heat and she chops wood all winter for her woodstove.

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Dahlonega will get snow while we sometimes don’t despite being close. It’s really disappointing when they say “Snow!” and we see flakes melting as they hit the ground.

          Awesome! Care to share which home you are buying?

        • roxxxroxxx says: 523 comments
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          I do that as well. PLUS we have a state park that puts out wood for free, if it isn’t up to stuff for the paying customers.
          I have no problem doing that.
          Last winter, I heated the house for free from the wood they put out.
          Works for me.

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

    This is a 3/4 Cape built in 1700 in Killingworth, CT, with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths on 19 deed-restricted acres for $650,000. This home has painted early woodwork, four fireplaces, wonderful beams and flooring, and great New England stone walls—not to mention a sweet connector porch over brick flooring which faces out onto the stone patio. That appears to be an early (and working) rope bed in photo #21.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38-Firetower-Rd-Killingworth-CT-06419/123856849_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      I love the covered porch-how nice that would be with the sun coming in as we enter this transitional time of year. Very nice old house, I am glad you shared.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1033 comments
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      Some parts, like the bedroom, are just too modern for me, given the rest of the house. But, those rooms could be “oldified,” with the right colors, decor, and maybe a little elbow grease and removal of huge windows. I love stone fences! I’d get this house in a heartbeat!

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      Fireplaces on all 4 sides of a central chimney is not so usual. Nicely done.

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  4. JK54VWJK54VW says: 2 comments
    1780 Cape
    Windham, CT

    WOW! Done right!

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  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 6223 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    The first two links are for lovers of outstanding, top-shelf, American, Victorian decorative details; including a whole load of fabulous wrought iron work. The two houses are right next to each other; and were pretty clearly “decorated” by the same Persian maniac. It really is amazing that such beautiful, architectural, decorative details can shine in such a sea of blech: but shine they do.

    House #1 has been on the market for awhile; but the current listing pix have dispensed with focusing on the existing Ipecac interior spaces in favor of the many FINE details.
    1870 / Italianate Victorian Mansion / New Albany, IN / $900K (yeah right)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/714-E-Main-St-New-Albany-IN-47150/99118161_zpid/

    House #2 has ***The Most Exquisite Egyptian Revival Gasolier***
    1868 / Italianate Victorian Townhouse (multi) / New Albany, IN / $500K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/710-E-Main-St-New-Albany-IN-47150/114355985_zpid/?

    BONUS!
    Ab Fab little “above the store” in downtown little ole Plymouth Indiana retains much rad original detail inside and out; despite incongruous, droll, home center, mod-con updates.
    1875 “Downtown” Commercial Multi Unit / Plymouth, IN / $300K
    https://www.realliving.com/commercial-for-sale/118-N-Michigan-Street-Plymouth-IN-46563-278835972

    Happy weekend! GET RAKEIN!! 😉

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings all.
    Kelly, I like today’s picture as we are getting ready for the snow. I even donned my driving gloves this morning!
    Here are a few I found this week:

    1947, Mentor, OH, 1,350,000
    From the listing: Originally constructed in Kent, England in 1472, this home is historically significant
    But that is all it says about it. I would like to know more of the story, such as who was responsible for bringing it over, what was their life like? And is this the real meaning of Tudor Revival?
    I am deeply in love with the dining room and all of the lovely dark woodwork throughout.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9040-Little-Mountain-Rd-Mentor-OH-44060/34501494_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=0c2479ee-961c-424a-824f-1da453daf899~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1905, Bratenahl, OH, 1,115,643
    More lovely woodwork in a lakeside revival home. I am thinking about the modern décor and in some instances I am quite happy with it, especially the Corbusier as they are dark leather and do not but heads with the old wood work in the house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9619-Lake-Shore-Blvd-Bratenahl-OH-44108/33622709_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=bdefc08a-2b62-425f-8b64-69988bfe596c~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1913, Lawrence, KS, 539,900
    Comanding classical entrance…then the interior is a lovely mix of woodwork, tile leaded and stained glass windows-seems rather eclectic to me. Would love to hear someone else’s take on this one.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/601-Louisiana-St-Lawrence-KS-66044/2084106936_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=ffa5a45a-1662-427c-9082-c8968c001765~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1862, Malvern, PA, 789,900
    Love the exterior, bell over the front entrance, shutters, Gothic and Italianate elements, tall rooms, tall windows
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2381-Valley-Hill-Rd-Malvern-PA-19355/9166069_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=08a59d0e-a2b8-4029-a120-e428bab9a893~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1959, Coatsville, PA, 385,000
    Anyone for some Kelly Green? Big modern ranch rooms, fireplace with multiple colored lights built in under the mantle, nice older kitchen!-and baths, big old party basement. Not my style, but I like to look.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/275-Glencrest-Rd-Coatesville-PA-19320/54740489_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=71cc783e-9c99-44bf-9ba1-eaf20b1fce95~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1961, West Hollywood, CA, 6,500,000
    John Lautner designed MCM Wolfe Residence. Here you can see more of his work: https://www.laconservancy.org/architects/john-lautner
    What I like about this house is the big open spaces that seem somewhat sheltered and the interior and exterior read as one in the same. Lots of glass, stone, copper and wood. A geometric pile, check out the last frame.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8530-Hedges-Pl-West-Hollywood-CA-90069/20799108_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=c57f8ba0-6677-4e84-a8c0-41a679f182d8~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1926, Emerald Hills, CA, 1,198,000
    Neat old cabin up in the trees, lovely cooking stove, my kind of hide-away.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/535-Lake-Blvd-Emerald-Hills-CA-94062/15571256_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=150eab28-53ef-4ecb-9b0e-69955fb5d9f7~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1954, Topanga, CA, 1,095,000
    Rather home-made, but intriguing
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19475-Grand-View-Dr-Topanga-CA-90290/82749131_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=6dce46ea-d20a-4832-bd85-758030337092~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1861, Douglas Flat, CA, 795,000
    From the listing: In front of the property is the old Italian Store built in 1861 as the general store, complete with gun port through which the guard aimed his rifle at the Wells Fargo safe upon gold deliveries.
    Nice little historical fact.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1358-Main-St-Douglas-Flat-CA-95229/2082160179_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=5a217bd9-570c-4da6-b696-ef167c0d5e38~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    Date?, Alexandria, LA, 39,000
    The date listed is 1960, and I guess it could be, but I question it. So what do I like about this humble house, I like the tall windows and shutters, also the color of the house and shutters. It might be fun to bring it back to some creole roots.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1215-Thornton-Ave-Alexandria-LA-71301/77704751_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=e034b72d-e94c-435d-86e8-30a92a5d6eb0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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

      GoodLordKimberly strikes again! Nice, and fun bunch of homes!

      That Tudor is very cool, and the dining room spectacular.

      1862 in PA, what a cute place! Just adorable.

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 512 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Kimberly, I pass the Lawrence, KS house every time I visit my brother in Lawrence. It would be so much better the house was not abutting a very busy 5-lane road, see: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.973227,-95.2420456,3a,75y,230.93h,94.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sERz6Qb8hTDBgtcpe09hRNQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
      Neat house, but kind of reminds me of a funeral home for this reason.

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

      Ok, the Tudor and the Lautner are my favorites, each is absolutely exquisite in their own ways. I wonder if JimH will rustle up the backstory on the Tudor? I think this is my favorite Lautner, I’ve seen a lot of his more well-known designs, but this one just speaks to me on a different level. How does a house like this manage to be cozy and grand at the same time? It reminds me a bit of Frank Lloyd Wright’s La Miniatura in that sense.

      As much as I love a good hippie hideaway, Topanga is a teardown for me. I am just not seeing anything worthy of preserving, lol. You’re right about the Alexandria house, those blue black shutters are awfully handsome.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        The price the Topanga is a bit of a disconnect too.
        That would be wonderful if JimH could shed a bit of light, I bet it is a great story on how the Tudor landed there.

      • Sandy BSandy B says: 717 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        The Lautner simply transports me……it is simply exquisite. It doesn’t need furnishings. I too am waiting for the story on the Tudor. What an experience t’would be to live in. I’m amazed at, what I feel, is a most reasonable price too.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1024 comments
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      Since you ask, my thoughts on the Lawrence, Kansas, house are this: It seems to be the 1913 version of the modern-day McMansion. Lots of bells and whistles, but not much in the way of architectural consistency or integrity. Despite that, I still like it and think it would be really fun to live in (especially if not so close to the busy road)!

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    • JulieJulie says: 320 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      The old English home in Ohio is remarkable both in and of itself and because of it’s background- wow!!! I love the Topanga Canyon house – funky wood cottages have always appealed to me and Topanga Canyon was a very popular place for hippies and musicians to live back in the 60s and 70s so it would have some pretty cool vibes. As always, a great selection of homes.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 793 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Local construction trivia: The Coatesville ranch has “Atglen Stone” on the exterior. Named after Atglen, PA (a small town near Coatesville where it was quarried) this was quite trendy for building (usually ranch homes) in the late 50’s, through the 60’s and perhaps early 70’s. Then it more or less disappeared as a building material — I’m guessing due to labor cost for setting the stone.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
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      Nice batch, Kim62! The Bratenahl mansion is amazing. I like the farmhouse in Malvern, an old house on a huge lot in an area of condos and McMansions – I hope it survives!

      The old Tudor house was part of the Hanna Estate in Mentor, but earlier had been put up outside Philadelphia after being brought over from England in 1923 and sold by a local department store! A bit of history:
      http://wwwnews-heraldcom.blogspot.com/2012/12/kirtland-hills-and-leonard-c-hanna-jr.html

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6223 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Nice listings, Kimberly. Thank you.

      The “actual” Tudor is fascinating. Too gloomy for me; but I get it.

      The Wolff house has been on the market since – forever. $6.5M is a BIG ask for a 1br, even in LA: and it has no yard – or pool, (unthinkable at that price). In 2013, the ask was $8M!
      https://www.curbed.com/2013/6/6/10235714/john-lautners-wolff-house-relists-in-la-for-7995m
      Lautner was one of the few Taliesin fellows to absorb the essence of Wright’s work and then go on to design structures with their own unique aesthetic. This is my favorite perspective of the house:
      https://imageproxy.viewbook.com/009dc54268c788aaa4c061972af6927d_hd.jpg?fit=max&dpr=1&w=640

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

        Jay, seems there is a pool pretty clearly in the pictures and the connected guest house has more bedroom space. Certainly not a good fit for many people. I agree that the ask is sky-high. I came across this interview with Crosby Doe in Curbed a while back about why notable houses take so long to sell. He makes some good points on valuation and likening some houses to great artwork. I think he’d be a fascinating guy to talk to in person.

        You’re totally on the mark about the way Wright influenced him. I’m gonna have to take a look and see about any Lautner biographies, I don’t know too much about him, but he really was a magician of engineering and space.

        https://la.curbed.com/2012/11/5/10309814/touring-john-lautners-incredible-schaffer-house-and-talking-about-why

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6223 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Oh yeah; you’re right, Don. I had forgotten that someone added the little infinity edge thing hanging over the cliff there a while back.
          https://photos.zillowstatic.com/cc_ft_768/IS768kvi5zxk7m1000000000.webp

          Don’t get me wrong; I am highly, HIGHLY impressed by Lautner’s work; and this little house is one of the very best of them. I clipped an exceedingly good one, in Silverlake, a few years ago; but it’s on a misplaced thumb drive. I really want to find that damn stick. 🙁

          Now’s a good time to mention Michael Locke again. Michael is an LA agent who is positively OBSESSED with photographing and documenting every single notable structure ever built in the LA metro. Can you imagine!? Heheheh. Be careful, because if you’re into it, his page will suck you right down a deep, deep rabbit hole, and time will slip away. Here’s a link to his albums page: I know Lautner is in there somewhere.

          https://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_locke/albums

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 717 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I would have loved to observe Lautner during the design phase….sketching, having creative fun with the sketch model. THAT would have been something to see..!!

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Jay, Wicked cool!

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 342 comments
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      Oh my, oh, my, oh my! Kimberly62, that 1961 West Hollywood CA John Lautner house has left me gasping in astonishment. Never knew such a vision existed. Simply beautiful!! Love everything about it. Will definitely bookmark this dream, then move on to drool over other homes by Mr. Lautner. Huge thanks for providing the link to his work as well.

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  7. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1024 comments
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    St. Joseph, Missouri
    1897 Queen Anne transitional to Colonial Revival
    $140,000.00
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/705-S-13th-St-Saint-Joseph-MO-64501/110497585_zpid/

    Wheatland, Wyoming
    1924 Craftsman
    $264,900.00
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/857-South-St-Wheatland-WY-82201/114593977_zpid/

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

      The Missouri house has a bewitching newel post and glowing orb light, that is one nice detail that we should have make a comeback in new construction!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I really like the 1897 Colonial in St. Joe, MO. The interior period details are very nice and I love the cavernous attic space with all the possibilities it offers. It’s unfortunate that old house prices in St. Joseph remain so modest and have been since I lived and worked there in 2004-2006. There’s many reasons for the low prices but there’s still hope for the once bustling riverport city on the Missouri River. It was also the short lived home of the Pony Express and last home of old West figure Jesse James. The town oozes history.

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      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1024 comments
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        I agree that St. Joe oozes history and still has an amazing stock of historic buildings in spite of the many losses it has had in recent decades. By all rights it should have been preservation hot spot thirty years ago. As long as the remaining infrastructure survives there is hope…

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
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          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          St. Joe when I lived there had an anti-preservation City government and elections were often funded by demolition contractors. There are probably still some “special interests” holdouts left from those days. Sadly, even the local newspaper aligned itself with the anti-preservation forces. There were also two preservation organizations which were competitive instead of cooperative. There were many tales of altruistic older house buyers from out of state coming into town full of hope and enthusiasm then getting disillusioned, packing up, and leaving town within a year or two. (for the record, I did not buy a house myself) Petty City politics were big impediments to progress there but hopefully things are improving in more recent years.

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

    1856 Greek Revival, Marine on St Croix MN, $1,750.000
    I’ve been saving this one. I have a history with this house as I tried to buy it back in 2015 when it was foreclosed. I was buying vintage homes back then and restoring them. I offered 225k cash for the house. Imagine my surprise when it sold for 195k. I remember calling the listing agent and venting about how bogus the whole deal appeared and I have a vague memory of him trying to justify what happened. Its my opinion the agent probably knew the buyer.
    The house at the time was a failed B&B. I was going to do a “de b&b ing” on the house taking out the crazy Jacuzzis etc. I like doing period kitchens which to me is very simple not a lot of cabinetry, farm sink, wainscoting etc. It had a nice staircase and the bones of the house appeared good. It also has a large lot with a carriage barn.
    I thought I would spend 75-100k for what I wanted to do. I would market the home in the high 300s low 400s depending on where the final budget came in.
    This brings us to its current condition. I want to tread lightly here as some people may really like what they see and I’m totally ok with that. The work is high end with high end finishes but to me it is a executive luxury suburban, development style tract home stuffed into an 1856 shell. The home was completely gutted and rebuilt. I have a hard time seeing the house that I went through. Its been hit with the “open concept” hammer. I don’t know if they’re trying to recoup the substantial investment in the asking price but it seems very high for this area.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17500-Saint-Croix-Trl-N-Marine-On-Saint-Croix-MN-55047/2217648_zpid/

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  9. Barbara VBarbara V says: 892 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Estate Sale Alert: Today and tomorrow, in beautiful Italianate at 107 South William Street, Johnstown, NY:
    https://albany.craigslist.org/gms/d/johnstown-house-sale-fri-sat-am-4pm/7015481561.html

    Here is the lovely house – possibly posted previously on OHD:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/107-S-William-St_Johnstown_NY_12095_M42967-28487

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  10. SharonSharon says: 649 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Well, I was excited to share with you some nice old homes in Brookside, a wonderful, family-friendly neighborhood in Kansas City, MO. But while the exteriors are tempting, most of the available homes have been sorely HGTVed. “But those exteriors!!!!” So, I’m sharing them with you anyway, sparing you the gray walls/white trim tragedies. Look inside if you dare. A few nice bathrooms survive and a couple have unpainted wood. Most need back-dating, particularly kitchens and baths.

    Here’s a bit on Brookside: https://www.visitkc.com/around-region/neighborhoods/brookside

    Many many many lovely exteriors in a great place to live. Here a just a few.

    1915 Craftsman $349,500 Gorgeous unpainted woodwork–until……
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/417-W-59th-Ter-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2415184_zpid/

    1913 Craftsman $525,000 Lovely exterior. Wonderful woodwork throughout! Some updates.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5818-Brookside-Blvd-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2352079_zpid/

    1925 $279,950 Many updates but still charming.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6404-Morningside-Dr-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2414271_zpid/

    1927 $420,000 French Eclectic exterior Well, the bathroom survived intact.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/425-W-69th-St-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2416496_zpid/

    1925 $1,254,000 Pleasant.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/820-W-Meyer-Blvd-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2415928_zpid/

    1920 $299,000 Fireplace/built-ins
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5919-Locust-St-Kansas-City-MO-64110/2413055_zpid/

    1923 $195,000 Fireplace and flanking windows
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5841-Harrison-St-Kansas-City-MO-64110/2352868_zpid/

    1928 $449,000 Love the fireplace and bathroom
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6210-Morningside-Dr-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2413994_zpid/

    1915 $399,000 Painted but not awful.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/444-W-62nd-Ter-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2415444_zpid/

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

    Love that old house picture–looks like the place Ward and June Cleaver might have lived in when they first got married.

    Caledonia, NY–looks like an 1830s Greek Revival upgraded to Italianate Villa maybe twenty years later for $54,900:

    https://www.watchforeclosure.com/foreclosed-homes/new-york/livingston/caledonia/11889677/3300-fowlerville-rd.html

    When I was younger I owned such a villa with a ‘belvidere.’ In those days I smoked cigars, and the Sunday New York Times was a foot thick. The room was just big enough for my wing chair and a little side table. I’d sit there and watch the neighborhood goings-on out of the corner of my eye from my rooftop aerie as I read the paper and took long puffs off my smoke. How did these rooms ever go out of style?

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  12. nailwhacker Petenailwhacker Pete says: 68 comments
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    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    All Cincinnati area
    1865 row house across from Eden park. 355K. 1st floor shows what was there to start with but the rest have been “updated” This has the oddest kitchen with the cooktop in an alcove (possible bad pic)
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/930-Morris-St_Cincinnati_OH_45206_M45982-53677#photo0

    1906 corner home, 349K, Rookwood tile fireplace but no closeup pic. Built ins and a fun library in the attic. odd exposed plumbing in the shower. Looks like an interesting garage but no interior shots (living space?)
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/930-Morris-St_Cincinnati_OH_45206_M45982-53677#photo0

    1920 HUH? Industrial meets loft with exposed brick. And copper ceiling. 295K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4173-Dane-Ave_Cincinnati_OH_45223_M45621-41631#photo0

    1923 brick Craftsman, 254K. Lots of unpainted trim. well maintained cutie. Near Parker woods nature preserve
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1549-Donaldson-Pl_Cincinnati_OH_45223_M48126-70538#photo0

    1965 MCM with original kitchen cabinetry. 795K Nice great room, koi pond, backyard opens onto private woods.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2902-Alpine-Ter_Cincinnati_OH_45208_M41994-70827#photo0

    1967 MCM. 550K. indoor pool, 5+ acres, all bedrooms open onto balcony access overlooking courtyard. 4 car garage. Great rm w/ cathedral beam ceilings & fireplace opens to dining area
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2700-Ebenezer-Rd_Cincinnati_OH_45233_M35399-55846#photo0

  13. JulieJulie says: 320 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    It has been a beautiful late Spring week and I have been taking advantage of the sunshine by lying on my new sun lounger soaking up those rays while listening to lots of birds (including a very territorial pheasant, a Tui (native bird) which has taken up residence in one of my bottle brush trees and likes to fly right past me just to remind me who is boss, roosters, sheep and cows. And if the wind is in the right direction I get to smell the “delightful” aroma of months of cow and sheep poo and urine – “Eau de Countryside”.

    St. Ann’s, a 1912 home in the ritzy Auckland suburb of Remuera. The New Zealand Herald did an article on it which details it’s history far better than I could and I am including it as well as the listing (note: it has some great pics from the old days). It has a CV of – gulp – $US7,636,000.00.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12217501

    https://wallrealestate.co.nz/property/43-arney-road-remuera/

    St.Leonards’ Lodge (originally “Aorangi”) in St. Leonard’s near the South Island city of Dunedin. It was built in 1907 and is protected by the Historic Places Trust. Lots of original features, tastefully updated decor and plenty of windows to gaze out over the Otago Harbour and Peninsula. Currently operating as boutique accomodation but it has not lost one iota of it’s identity or appeal as a home. It also comes with a second home called “The Tui House” which the current owners lived in while they renovated the main home. My jaw dropped when I saw it’s valuation – $US1,182,958.00. That is not much more than what my own much, much more modest 1997 home on 10 acres an hour north of Auckland is valued at and is one of the reasons we will be relocating down to that neck of the woods in the future. It is for Negotiation.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3649620

    My husband and I drove past this late late 1800s double bay beauty while down in Dunedin back in August. It’s in the delightful Otago Harbour settlement of Deborah Bay and we really liked the area and this home and now it is up for sale. It has 5 bedrooms and I love how every room has a different colour instead of the standard, glaring white. I am especially enamoured of the library and of course the water views. We never had children so there is just the two of us but we love it and would seriously consider it – the other bedrooms could be taken over by our dogs. It is for Tender and has a valuation of $US349,748.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3657557

    Enjoy your chilly weather (have a seat by the fire). My Mom has already had several snowfalls and I am thrilled because I will be coming over for a visit in mid-December for 5 weeks followed by 2 weeks in Alaska.

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

    Afternoon from the Connecticut Hills! This week is the nice old white house edition.

    First up is an 1866 Eyebrow Colonial in Great Barrington, Ma listed for $575k. A very nicely done kitchen addition, so rare these days, and a secret door/bookcase? Yes, please.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/127-Monument-Valley-Rd_Great-Barrington_MA_01230_M41112-14314

    A nice 1829 Side hall Georgian in Easton, Ct listed for $439k. Awfully pretty setting. Quintessential New England.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/910-Sport-Hill-Rd_Easton_CT_06612_M36006-88266

    A rambling 1850 Colonial that has to be earlier than the given date in Carmel, Ny listed for $589k Fantastic painted floors, a restored icebox and stove too. Some nice details and use of color all around.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/421-Fair-St_Carmel_NY_10512_M44046-93822

    Another possibly mislabeled build date, a 1940 Colonial in Southbury, Ct listed for $289k. This one is more about the land, 1.6 acres of level lakefront. The house, well. Someone is clearly overwhelmed inside. There seem to be some exposed beams, is there a post and beam house under all this? A beautiful spot to reimagine the interior and bring in some charm.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/324-Fish-Rock-Rd_Southbury_CT_06488_M49253-24901

    An 1870 Folk Victorian with pretty double porches in Salisbury, Ct for $850k. It may be it bit fancy for some, but I like it’s quirks, and the owners have good taste overall.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/272-Taconic-Rd_Salisbury_CT_06068_M42737-05410

    Lastly, a modest 1900 Victorian with Classical Revival porch. This is Watertown, Ct listed for $125k. This is a foreclosure, and while it isn’t fancy, there a plain charm to it that’s stuck with me. I can’t believe the agent didn’t photograph the fireplace or the staircase. The enormous kitchen sink and drainboard makes me want to put some big band music on. The neighborhood is quite walkable, a nice little independent movie house and a great butcher are around the corner. I’d love to see it without the aluminum siding. The longtime owner who passed away never married and she was a radioman in the Navy during World War II.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/182-Woodruff-Ave_Watertown_CT_06795_M48375-73756

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 892 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Despite their various “upgrades”, all of your picks have a very appealing character to them. I especially like the Great Barrington house, and the kitty access at the Salisbury house…

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

        Ha Barbara, I didn’t notice that access until you pointed it out. My shares may not always be architecturally significant or pure, but when I see a new house listing that has some heart, I like to share it.

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  15. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 793 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Spacious mid-century modern (1970) time capsule on 27 acres in Natchez MS with more than a hint of asian influence in the rooflines and the dark wood trim indoors. I would re-landscape with a Japanese style aesthetic and re-decorate in a more explicitly eastern style and could be quite happy here. $550K https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/19-Col-John-Pitchford-Pkwy_Natchez_MS_39120_M84731-69608

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1024 comments
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      Great exterior — especially the generous eaves. Replacing the six-panel doors with something more austere would really help to play up the Asian influence. I love the window between the kitchen counter and wall cabinets. Loads of potential here… just needs to be purged of some recent “updates”!

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

    A nice Vernacular 1912 house in my neighborhood in St Paul MN, asking 670k. If you look at the street view my house is the green cottage two doors to the left with my great red truck parked in front.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1137-Lincoln-Ave-Saint-Paul-MN-55105/2041773_zpid/

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

      I like the cut of your jib. Nice little Carpenter Gothic with a cool choice of colors. I’d rather have your house from the outside than the other one. Looks like an awesome neighborhood.

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

        Thanks, the “cut of your jib” couldn’t be more true. I added all that to the house. I purchased a couple of new saws years ago before I had kids. I had too much time on my hands and went nuts. It was just a farmhouse style home when I bought it covered in asbestos siding with the fake plastic shutters. I’ve used my house as a laboratory for my restoration techniques. I installed that porch, as a matter of fact that upper gothic trim between the posts was traced onto wood using an iron. It gave me the exact arch and peak I was looking for then I routered the edges in. I have great pictures of the whole job but I’m more sawdust than technology and I cant figure a way to transfer them to the comment box.

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

          I think you can load them onto your own page, I’m sure we’d all like to see the before and afters.

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

            Why didn’t I think of that! Click my name, go to pictures and click, click again and they will enlarge. I just put a couple on there. I have tons of pictures I may post. I think I may have pictures of the St Croix Greek Revival I posted earlier on a sim card that I’ll try to find.

    • Lori ALori A says: 62 comments
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      OK

      Love your cottage! and I’ve got a red truck just like yours…lol

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  17. BarbyBarby says: 56 comments
    1920 Dutch Colonial
    Oneonta, NY

    Here is a lovely villa in Rapallo, Italy. Listed as 18th century, but there is a small chapel that looks older. I have stayed here as it belongs to a friend, and it is magnificent. The gardens! The view! And for a cool 11 million euros, you could own this beauty!
    https://www.saldoproperties.com/property/italian-villa/

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  18. Sandy BSandy B says: 717 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Two houses in one of my favorite places in Caroline County, Virginia…. a small village on the Rapahannock River which absolutely exudes history. They also have a SUPER restaurant on the river and a lovely small museum. Port Royal is about 25 minutes south of Fredericksburg.

    First, a 1775 restorationist’s dream with wonderful historic dependencies at $249,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/708-Water-St-Port-Royal-VA-22535/12108650_zpid/?

    Then an 1846 on the river at $1,100,000…..move in ready. They’re calling it Greek Revival, but I think clearly a Georgian form…….I see nothing that speaks Greek Revival. It may be a little over modernized, but it is lovely and in a very sweet location.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/923-Water-St-Port-Royal-VA-22535/12108697_zpid/?mmlb=g,63

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

      Port Royal is a magical spot that I haven’t been back to in over 20 years. The first house’s faded mural in picture 12 would be enough for me to want that place. So much there to work with!

  19. Sandy BSandy B says: 717 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Two houses in one of my favorite places in Caroline County, Virginia…….. a small village on the Rapahannock River which absolutely exudes history. They also have a SUPER restaurant on the river and a lovely small museum. Port Royal is about 25 minutes south of Fredericksburg.

    First, a 1775 restorationist’s dream with wonderful historic dependencies.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/708-Water-St-Port-Royal-VA-22535/12108650_zpid/?

    Then an 1846 on the river at $1,100,000…..move in ready. They’re calling it Greek Revival, but I think clearly a Georgian form…..I see nothing that speaks Greek Revival. It may be a little over modernized, but it is lovely and in a very sweet location.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/923-Water-St-Port-Royal-VA-22535/12108697_zpid/?mmlb=g,63

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    • SharonSharon says: 649 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      See that stenciling in the 1775 home? Pretty cool.

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 793 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I realize how much I subconsciously want to move back to Virginia when I see homes like these. Thanks, Sandy B.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1024 comments
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      The exterior of the 1846 house is a bit ambiguous stylistically due to the fact that it is vernacular in nature and has witnessed numerous changes since first built. While the hipped roof is not typical of the Greek Revival, the interior retains many original features which are typical of the style such as the interior doors with two vertical panels. Other design elements consistent with the Greek Revival period include the staircase newel and balustrade, fireplace mantels, architraves and pocket doors. Like many old houses, this one reflects the trends of the era in which it was built, even if those trends were not stylistically consistent with each other.

  20. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    Shared this late Thursday night but wanted to put on this link exchange. 🙂
    1900. Such a forlorn, but lovely lady. A little spit and polish – I think she could be stunning again. Still has the wood slat siding, and the windows appear to be original as well. Fingers crossed someone preservation-minded buys this one. $70K

    Gloster, MS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/455-E-Railroad-Ave-N-Gloster-MS-39638/2082930406_zpid/

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  21. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 793 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Mid-century “California” style homes are almost non-existent in Lancaster County, PA so I’m excited about this dramatic 1960 home which has absolutely amazing, direct views of a local golf club. It’s my listing, so be nice about what you say! . Lancaster, PA, $419,900, 1960. https://www.zillow.com/homes/1815-Driver-Ave-Lancaster,-PA,-17602_rb/9729119_zpid/?view=public

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  22. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This was posted a year or two ago on OHD, but I came across it again. Since it’s still on the market, I thought it was worth another share. I love browsing the photos; such a fascinating ruin.

    The Kasbah is still for sale (🎶The Sharif wouldn’t like it🎶) in Morocco:

    https://www.christiesrealestate.com/sales/detail/170-l-78232-f1804161841700031/marrakesh-mh-40000

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  23. House for sale by owner. Historical Society info. says “Queen Anne style home built ca. 1890”
    Home is located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, 20 miles south of Eugene, OR.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/1642-W-Main-St-Cottage-Grove,-OR,-97424_rb/48427471_zpid/?view=public

  24. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1853. Listing says this is a plantation home. In need of a thoughtful restoration. Neat outbuildings and 7 acres. Dreamy. $215K

    Cartersville, VA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/145-Ampthill-Rd-Cartersville-VA-23027/115891955_zpid/

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  25. RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    1930’s Craftsman I keep going out of my way to drive past:
    $105K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/538-W-Main-St-Hamlet-NC-28345/236432753_zpid/

    Looks like the original bathroom!

  26. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1920. The interior is not nearly as fascinating as the exterior, but nevertheless very interesting architecture. Affordable NM cottage at $125K

    Albuquerque, NM:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/701-13th-St-NW-Albuquerque-NM-87102/6711109_zpid/

  27. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1910. The “Frenchy Vieux House.”
    It is a shame that something this stunning is sitting empty. The staircase, woodwork, porches – what a masterpiece. $950K

    Phoenix, AZ:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/508-W-Portland-St-Phoenix-AZ-85003/81997427_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Nice example here of an eclectic house from 1910. It appears to have some Arts & Crafts elements, some Classical revival details, as well as some Craftsman-Bungalow details in the horizontal emphasis. Hard to imagine that Phoenix only had 11,314 residents in 1910. (now over 1.6 million) Historic homes only make up a tiny percentage of the large city’s housing stock and most in-coming new residents are looking for modern contemporary homes. I think much of the pricing for this one has to do with location. I only hope it doesn’t get the HGTV treatment and in the process loses all of its historical charm. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Sandy BSandy B says: 717 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Two more from Virginia…this time, the Eastern Shore.

    Near Accomac, Folly Farm, an impressive 1749 rambling house on 215 acres with approx. 3,400 feet of waterfront offered at $740,000…..Nice..!!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24489-Folly-Farm-Rd-Accomac-VA-23301/2082880396_zpid/?

    This one is closer to the town of Accomac. A 1794 “Big House Little House,” a typical form on the Shore, nicely renovated for $425,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23292-Front-St-Accomac-VA-23301/233102936_zpid/

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  29. CarolynCarolyn says: 295 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    This old girl has been used and abused but she still has some interesting bits…………

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/404-W-Michael-St-Fremont-IN-46737/85720045_zpid/

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  30. Slroulette23Slroulette23 says: 164 comments
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    This building is in my home town, Longview Washington. Longview was a planned city designed and privately funded by Robert Alexander Long. Longview was established in 1924. This building was built in 1928 for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been on the market for less than 5 months at $1,400,000.

    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Longview/1304-Vandercook-Way-98632/home/55491276

    https://www.trulia.com/p/wa/longview/1304-vandercook-way-longview-wa-98632–2087772158

    https://www.mylongview.com/186/Registers-of-Historic-Places

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  31. JosephJoseph says: 385 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    Time capsule MCM in my hometown of Worcester,MA – 599K

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/worcester/96-squantum-st-worcester-ma-01606–2000673550

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  32. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1642-W-Main-St-Cottage-Grove-OR-97424/48427471_zpid/?view=public

    This home is in the lovely town of Cottage Grove, Oregon, 20 miles south of Eugene, home of the University of Oregon.
    Home was built around 1890 and has been upgraded but kept original period details. For sale by owner. Call Alice Christianson at 541-315-1096 or email alisonoregon@gmail.com for more details.

  33. nailwhacker Petenailwhacker Pete says: 68 comments
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    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    Johnstown, PA
    For the original woodwork lovers and only 68K. C.1906 Pocket doors, built-ins loads of stained glass, fireplaces, hillside wooded area close to downtown.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1215-Agnes-Ave_Johnstown_PA_15905_M33641-88993#photo0

    Twin Geodesic domes home C.1980 420K 3.8 wooded acres. I like the dining/living/main stairscase and 2 story fireplace. This must be a bear to decorate. 4 bd, 5.5 bath, 2 car garage.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/288-Shady-Oak-Dr_Johnstown_PA_15905_M30153-42506?view=qv

    another dome but a single. C.1972 250K, Lovely landscaped yard, well done warm interior. 30′ great ceiling open concept. fireplace
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3589-Menoher-Blvd_Johnstown_PA_15905_M30016-65905?view=qv

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      The Johnstown, PA, house shows a lot of promise for the modest price. Although streetview does not go directly in front of this house, the terrain is decidedly on the steep side. Makes me wonder what residents do when ice/snow covers the neighborhood roads. Overall, Johnstown, at least in streetview, has a gritty, blue collar look which isn’t uncommon in industrial areas in the Pittsburgh region. The city has a history of flooding although the locale where this house is located is far above any flood prone areas. The only thing I would change here might be the columned fireplace mantel hearth surround where reproduction or salvaged period glazed tiles could replace the crazy quilt of rock facings. (which some may like) I would strip the paint off the painted brick mantel, and generally freshen up the interior with new paint and cleaned up woodwork. Some updates in the kitchen might be needed as well as bathroom improvements. All-in-all, for the money, this seems like a decent house to call home provided the community location is suitable. Thanks for sharing.

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 892 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      What John said! That Johnstown house has just a ton of beautiful features for a seemingly incredibly reasonable price – owing possibly to being a somewhat depressed area – ?? Regardless, the hilly slope doesn’t bother me at all – I already live in mountain goat country. (Stayed high and dry during Irene when all around me was floating in 4′ of water – although an icy driveway can make for some scary moments.) This house looks to be in a beautiful tree-shaded area with other properties of a similar caliber. If I was looking to relocate from NY, this would definitely be at the top of the list. Thank you for sharing it, Pete.

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  34. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1899. Someone please, please take pity on this poor house. It could be so Walton-esque if shown some love. It needs a great deal of $love$, but it’s priced at next to nothing. $25K with 3 acres.

    Six Miles, SC:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/645-Mount-Olivet-Rd-Six-Mile-SC-29682/72658322_zpid/

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  35. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1900. I know it doesn’t look like much from the exterior view, but it’s very sweet inside. The kitchen is so darling, and most of the woodwork has been left alone, including the pocket doors. $65K

    McMechen, WV:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/216-Marshall-St-Mcmechen-WV-26040/22854014_zpid/

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  36. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 142 comments
    OHD Supporter

    TX

    $229,900
    6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 3,104 sqft
    57 Brighton Ave, East Orange, NJ 07017

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/57-Brighton-Ave-East-Orange-NJ-07017/38650867_zpid/?

    The difference between the pics for the current listing versus the pics of this older listing on Homejab are vastly different. Especially the ceiling damage in some rooms and the basement!
    The second set of pics also show the exterior architectural details better I think. (At least I didn’t have to adjust my glasses and lean towards the monitor quite as close.)

    https://www.homejab.com/property/view/57-brighton-ave-east-orange-nj-07017-usa

  37. JasonJason says: 26 comments
    LI, NY

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3886-Reading-Rd_Cincinnati_OH_45229_M30286-00807

    3886 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 599,000 c1908
    Great massive place but not for me wedged between apt buildings

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Hi Jason,
      This is the fabulous but ill fated location-wise Herschede Mansion. Frank Herschede began making clocks back in 1857, by the late 1800’s, his son had joined him in running the company. During the century plus that the firm was in business Herschede clocks (Grandfather clocks especially) won many medals and awards at clock trade shows-the brand was recognized for quality products. IN 1960 the clock plant was moved to Starkeville, MS. In 1973, they merged with a furniture company and were no longer were on the market. I suspect this was Frank’s mansion and in the early 1900’s the company was at its peak. Reading Road, which literally reached slum status by the 1970’s, has had a very difficult time recovering from riots that occurred along the business section in the 1960’s. No zoning restrictions were imposed to keep this as a residential area (it has long been a mix of businesses and fine residences, albeit most were faded in recent decades) In a posh old suburb like the Village of Indian Hill in northern Cincinnati or Gaslight Clifton, this fine mansion would be right at home and would likely be at least a million dollars higher in price. I don’t know how to fix a wonderful mansion in a bad neighborhood. The grand home has been on and off the market for as long as I have posted in Old House Dreams-well over a decade. Cincinnati architect Samuel S. Godley designed the mansion.

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  38. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11877 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I cannot say the words I’m saying out loud at the moment but use your imagination times 10.

    https://www.larchmontbuzz.com/featured-stories-larchmont-village/361-n-citrus-ave-an-architectural-loss-and-preservation-lessons-learned/

    “…the demo workers took axes to the large leaded glass windows and decorative beams on the front of the house, quickly and efficiently destroying its distinctive facade and leaving little worth preserving.”

    Photos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=345jqpLDdwk&feature=youtu.be

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      The video says multiple offers received and the house sold for well over asking price. As the 80’s pop song’s lyrics stated, money changes everything. Reading between the lines, the developer was thinking ahead towards the day when he would market the property and no developer wants to lose money on any property they buy. The only way from the developer’s perspective was to demo the old mansion and build a mega McMansion in its place. Conceivably, whatever gets built to replace the historic home will sell someday for perhaps twice as much or more than the old one did. I do think the letter acknowledging the old mansion’s historic value and need to preserve rings a bit hollow now, but as the saying goes, the road to Hades is paved with good intentions. It’s rare indeed for seasoned developers to preserve anything historic because sadly, the general market doesn’t favor historic preservation. To the general public, new and shiny, is always more desirable than old and faded. We are indeed a small community here of people who see value in saving old homes and buildings from the past. Sad story for the lost mansion, no matter who’s at fault for the loss.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 911 comments
        Admin

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I was annoyed at their obvious lie in the letter. They intentionally deceived the owner because they filed for a demolition permit right after closing. They had no intention of living there as they went on about in their letter. They quickly demolished without salvaging anything because they knew what they were doing was wrong. No excusing their behavior.

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1936 Cabin

          Sad as this is, it is part of the conversation and belongs here. This house deserves preservation here if no where else. Please note I have yet to look at the images. It is like seeing animal abuse and I cannot stand it. Think of this movie where people sit in and say nothing: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0090015/mediaviewer/rm1187283968
          Please know I am not from a Holocaust family, but animals, elderly and children as well as others such as our history…is not right and should not be considered OK.
          I did a house history on a house in Saratoga Springs to try and protect an Italianate, other folks tried to protect another home in town, only to have ONE wall saved to somehow live up to preservation rules…totally new building on the property today. I have told you before my architect uncle saved alot from Syracuse back in the 60/70s, I am proud of him and have learned.

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

          Exactly, it was all an outright lie from the developer. You don’t go on and on about the historic character of a house and sadly decide it’s too forgone to work with without at least salvaging the leaded glass windows and fireplace at the very least. The whole thing is infuriating, but a preservation covenant is worth looking into of you are planning to sell your historic home.

        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5429 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1889 Eastlake Cottage
          Fort Worth, TX

          In hindsight, I think I let the developer off too easily. When a decision was made to opt for demo, the developer should have at least contacted the seller about this decision-and didn’t. It does have the appearance of a pre-planned devious way of doing things because of the way they hastily took down the house without any salvage taking place. I’ve had some first hand experience here with developers and my personal opinion is that being truthful isn’t one of their strong points.

    • MWMW says: 894 comments

      It’s pretty low to write that letter like they did, that’s for sure. Being developers, they most likely knew exactly what they were doing and probably have some practice at it as well, not their 1st rodeo using that tactic.

      Sadly though, once you take the money, especially if it was the top offer well above asking, all bets are off pretty much. If it means that much to a seller, maybe better to put a preservation easement in the marketing info and sale contract and accept a somewhat lower offer if you can get it. But then it would be hard to face a tougher sale, and in this case, likely hundreds of thousands of $’s less in sale price.

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  39. 1888 Cambridge, MA Mansard Victorian condo near Harvard University $1,250,000 https://newhomenewadventures.com/ma-real-estate/cambridge/20-forest-1-mls-72590982

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  40. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1936 Cabin

    I found a special house last night and wanted to share it with you:
    1683 Josiah Morton house, East Wareham, MA, 589,900
    Here is an article on the house
    https://wareham.theweektoday.com/article/living-history-332-year-history-wareham%E2%80%99s-oldest-house/16925

    I love the history of a house this old. I wonder how much of what I am looking at dates to the 15th century. smile

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13-Great-Neck-Rd-East-Wareham-MA-02538/56662540_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=f7b7d631-8fcd-4e4a-8f61-1084f5b81483~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  41. says: 2 comments

    * Beautiful, remodeled home in the heart of historic Walterboro!
    * Home received the “Simon Verdier Award for Historical Homes in 2017!
    * Located only 40 minutes from Summerville and 1 hour from Charleston!
    * 3 bedroom 2.5 baths
    * 1783 sq ft home
    * Crimson Red Metal Roof
    * 5 gas operated Fireplaces
    * 200 sq ft shed with electricity
    * Double Carport
    * Goodman Dual System A/C–Heat
    * Rheem tankless water heater
    * Colonial style double pane windows
    * Attic sprayed with foam insulation
    * Front lawn irrigation system
    * 2 water meters–one for irrigation system
    * Entire property fenced in
    * 2 wrought iron electric operated gates
    * Property sits on half an acre
    * Property is embraced by leland pines along the fence
    * Home sold furnished
    * Crawling space has newly lined moisture barrier
    * No termites–owner installed centricon bait around home for added protection.
    * Call or email and I will send pictures of inside of home!
    * Must see to truly appreciate!
    * Call Rickymae @ 503-7522751 for more information!

  42. RealtorRealtor says: 1 comments
    Holden, MA

    466 Salisbury Street Holden, MA
    Step behind the stone wall flanked entrance and feel the serene tranquility, peace, and quality that this sprawling sun filled Royal Barry Wills Cape exudes. On nearly 2 acres, the park-like grounds envelope the home and provide a distance from neighbors while maintaining a sense of community. The floorplan offers a wonderful flow for entertaining and comfort. Many access points providing stunning views of lush landscaping, including a fabulous wisteria arbor. Boasting nearly 5000+sf, this 5 bedroom/5.5 bathroom offers classic lines, sophistication of a timeless build and quality, but is also abundantly filled with modern amenities/improvements and upgrades (highlighted in a Landmark feature article). A detached barn allows 2 additional car storage. This coveted “Salisbury” location offers quick access to highway for commuters. The town recreation area is a short walk and many amazing restaurants and cultural destinations a short drive.

    https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AFLf3Wyzrzuw9Ag&cid=FFD466CDE8CD0E59&id=FFD466CDE8CD0E59%219482&parId=root&o=OneUp

  43. Silver City, NM
    Original Build date: 1911
    New Structure Build Date: 1999
    Asking price: $2,250,000
    https://www.forsalebyowner.com/listing/48-Wagon-Wheel-Lane-Silver-City-NM/5c51effee49e3ab97e8b4568?fbclid=IwAR1gSG7InfxoFDzMUq_QbQDoophOs-JjBjqderkSLOmuvuXVGHClh862RHY
    Exquisite estate including 10,000 square-foot of elegance and formal touches. Extensive hardscape utilizes the 8 acre property to its fullest extent. This five bedroom seven bath home is set up for entertaining. Main house is equipped with a generous kitchen and large formal dining room. Theater room is equipped with three TVs, pool table, plus a full kitchen, and is located in a separate guest wing. The pool house has a steam sauna, Heated pool and hot tub, plus another full kitchen. Property includes a basketball court and batting cages. The oversized garage can hold all your toys. Property is gated and borders the Gila National Forest. Exquisite, one-of-kind furnishings included: petrified wood formal dining room table, 6 foot tall amethyst entry stones set, library, and antiques. This home is owned outright, owner will finance with large down payment. Option to purchase additional acreage availible.

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  44. Slroulette23Slroulette23 says: 164 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Built in 1931, this “Mediterranean/Mission/Spanish” home is 3,298 sqft and the lot is 9,148 sqft. Home is selling for $554,900 and with this one it is all about location, location, location. Every year, the town of Longview Washington hosts the Go Fourth Festival on the 4th of July. This 3 day celebration has been happening for 70 years. This home sits across the street from where the festival takes place, Lake Sacajawea (which is the reason Longview was voted 11 on the Forbes Magazine America’s Prettiest Towns list, 2012). Located in the Old Westside Neighborhood, this was and still is the place to live in Longview Washington. Happy Browsing.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1130-Kessler-Blvd_Longview_WA_98632_M24243-77239?view=qv

    Side Note: I am in no way shape or form affiliated with the Go Fourth Festival or this home. I was born in Longview and have spent the majority of my life in Longview. This neighborhood is the epitome of perfection and the lot the house sits on, is the IDEAL lot for attending/watching the festival and every other time of the year.

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