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

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171 Comments on December 6, 2019: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12224 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Many thanks to the OHD Supporters! THANK YOU! Many times over, I cannot say thank you enough in this lifetime.

    I’m going to sound like a jerk but…I’m taking a break on a few things. I’m way behind on link exchanges and I’m going to kind of take a break from them (not as in posting a weekly, there will always be a new post.) That doesn’t mean you should stop conversing, sharing, this was always for y’all to enjoy seeing listings you found anyway, I’ll just be taking a break for myself. 🙂

    I’m recycling today’s old house photo, may continue to recycle until next year.

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    • SharonSharon says: 600 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      Swell bike, young lad!!!

      If looks could kill…. This place stopped me in my tracks. My old house dream right here in town. Bright and happy and a cute bathroom update. The simple original kitchen is outstanding. Too perfect. Then I did Streetview, did a drive-by, and was reminded of the age-old maxim, “Location Location Location.” The Streetview is a fair representation of the neighborhood culture, but the “before” image of this home made me wonder what wonderful things are hiding behind these rough facades.

      $122,500 CRAFTSMAN, Sedalia, MO

      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/641-E-10th-St-Sedalia-MO-65301/125480392_zpid/

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      • AVoegAVoeg says: 83 comments
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        Craftsman, Prairie WI

        This little place is so perfect! I love that kitchen and those kitchen cabinets.

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          AVoeg Ditto!

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          • OdieKOdieK says: 136 comments

            This is a sweet little cottage. It looks like everything has been pretty much left as it should be and they did a nice job of keeping it pretty and comfortable. The staging is pretty good and I loved the kitchen cabinets too. I have a serious soft spot for glass fronts and cubbies, I guess. This place looks happy and sunny and even if the neighborhood isn’t all we’d like to see, maybe the people themselves are great neighbors.

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  2. JulieJulie says: 391 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    “Pre-1914” wood villa in the Auckland suburb of Epsom. It is situated in a pretty, easy to maintain garden setting and the interior is a colourful, delightful and eclectic mix of the old and new. French doors and many windows let in plenty of light and it even has a library. $US1,439,510.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3672125

    “Claremont House”, a 10 bedroom 1908 Edwardian house in the Dunedin suburb of Roslyn. Original plaster ceilings, fireplaces, woodwork, vibrant stained glass windows and grand entrance hall with impressive staircase. It has been a B&B and private guest house in the past. This is a very pretty home but I don’t see any evidence of a heat pump which means you are going to freeze in the winter – it gets quite cold, windy and wet in Dunedin. It has a valuation of $US701,828.00

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3682966

    Delightful circa 1915 (my guess) double bay plaster and shingle home in the former gold mining town of Lawrence in the South Island about 45 minutes drive from Dunedin. We really like this town. It’s very quiet, small, friendly, has an interesting past and lots of old homes and a surprising number of old churches. Note the wood panelled entrance with wood burner – I assume this was for back in the day when you could go indoors and sit by the fire to warm up and dry off before entering the rest of the house. There are some cosmetic changes I would make but other than that this is an attention getter for me especially for the very large yard which would be ideal for dogs (and the roses lining the footpath to the front door). Apologies in advance if you end up with a video of the house rather than pics – this particular real estate company does that. Looking for offers over $US216,394.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3654115

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Nice Julie!
      Question for you, you mention the Claremont does not have heat pumps, is firewood easy to come by or not?

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      • JulieJulie says: 391 comments
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        1997 1 storey contemporary

        It’s a matter of keeping an eye out in the classifieds or seeing small roadside signs advertising firewood for sale. My husband would keep an eye out for properties that were having trees cut down and then he would ask the owners if he could have the logs. They usually said yes and he would go back with his chainsaw and then chop them up with an axe at home. We installed a heat pump 5 or so years ago when it got too difficult for me to get a fire going so we no longer use the wood burner.

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        • OdieKOdieK says: 136 comments

          Thank you for sharing all three of these properties. I enjoyed them all for different reasons. One of the things that struck me is how comfortable with living in an historic home all three of these home owners were. Is that common there? These homes all seemed very easy and comfortable. Much more so than we seem to be in the US. Loved all the bright light, color and the lush yards. So welcoming.

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          • JulieJulie says: 391 comments
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            1997 1 storey contemporary

            It really depends on what part of the country it is. A lot of old home owners, especially in my neck of the woods, buy old homes and then basically modernise them to such a degree that if you just saw interior pics you would swear they were new homes although the exterior is original. I have found that the further south you go the more likely people are to keep the original features and decorate accordingly. When I first moved over here back in 1995, the first place we lived was an old house in the South Island town of Ashburton. It had all it’s original features and back then that was the norm.

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          Thank you, not being familiar with New Zealand other than sauvignon blanc or pinot noir, and of course your wonderful house shares, and not sure how much wood is available.

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  3. CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
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    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Sound like a jerk?? Au contraire, Kelly, you sound very wise indeed! Relax a bit for a change with our blessing.

    Salem, New Jersey–1790-period brick Federal in the heart of the Historic District. It is directly across the street from St. John’s Episcopal Church, an 1838 stone Gothic edifice designed by William Strickland, so there would be an inspiring view out the front window (there’s also a Pauwlonia tree at the curb for added effect when it flowers). This was the home of the late Charles J. Pederson, Salem civic booster and winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Priced at $59,000:

    https://www.redfin.com/NJ/Salem/57-Market-St-08079/home/37633003

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  4. dunamovindunamovin says: 179 comments

    Take as much time as you need. We are not going anywhere. Be well 😉

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/user/7647/?profiletab=photos

    Greetings All, the above link contains pictures of my family cabin, of which I am the new steward of. Over the moon happy! …and so glad to share with all of you!
    cheers

    and now, on to other properties…

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      So happy for you Kim! It is just a wonderful place, thanks so much for sharing these photos with us. How old is the house?

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        1930s, I am still learning about it. While over there for Thanksgiving, I spent some time going through my Grandmother’s desk (she is no longer with us)-this was up on the main road at the farmhouse. I found in her hand a journal documenting the visitors to the cabin. She would also record the temperatures and weather on some entries. My favorite thing she wrote: “Successful landing on the moon”. There was also a mimeograph copy of a guest book from the cabin and the earliest date I found was 1936.

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 443 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Kimberly, it looks like a movie set. I’m not even joking, I think you should list it as a possible filming location. You’re very lucky and I hope you have plenty of time to enjoy it.

      https://www.locationshub.com/

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    • JulieJulie says: 391 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      I absolutely love it – you must be in 7th heaven. I know I would be. Enjoy!

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 180 comments
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      TX

      Kim, it’s beautiful! Just beautiful and with so much history and family memories- it sounds like a dream come true! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and I wish you much happiness as the cabin’s new steward!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Thank you all for your kind words. Don, that website is quite the rabbit hole, lots of interesting properties.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1228 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Kimberly, I imagine your grandmother would be so happy to know that her cabin is in such good hands. It looks just perfect, and I hope you have many, many more happy memories there. Thank you for sharing it with us…

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Thank you Barbara, the cabin actually went back one more generation to my great grand parents- who built the cabin, after building a couple of single room places on the 100 acres. But yes, I hope when I look up at the stars some night there, she will smile down.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      How fun! Lucky! 🙂

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    • Jeanne LJeanne L says: 35 comments
      Addison, ME

      Can you remind me where it is located? I know I read about it in a recent post but can’t recall. Wherever it is I know you will enjoy it for many years to come. So many sweet furnishings and knick knacks. Just love the kitchen sink!

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1956, Orlando, FL, 170,000
    Posting for the exterior photo only, to me the inside is a blank slate in need of cohesion with its exterior.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5511-Balboa-Dr-Orlando-FL-32808/46155834_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=164deacd-a1a9-460b-a1b8-2dde7201887c~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1847/1919, Independence, KY, 200,000
    From the listing: The Oxley was built about 1847. The home is a large New Orleans/Federal style brick and frame structure with second story balconies. Twenty-four inside doors are made of solid black walnut, one front door holds a beautiful frosted, etched glass window. There are six original fireplaces.
    Not in the best of shape, but I hope this large home finds someone to care for it. Only exterior shots.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5234-Madison-Pike-Independence-KY-41051/1430576_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=36270c10-2beb-4973-927e-4257e367d62a~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      I noticed the etched and wheel cut glass pane in that entry door right away. Such art glass treatments could be ordered from millwork/house parts catalogs but at an added cost so they are not commonly seen. I would expect the interior to be on the lavish side and possible very intact. Not sure about the 1919 addition but the 1847 dates matches the form and details for this house. If the fancy entry door was part of an 1880’s update the interior could be equally fancy as well. A shame that interior photos weren’t included. Thanks for sharing.

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      • AVoegAVoeg says: 83 comments
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        Craftsman, Prairie WI

        Interior photos are up!

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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          1897 Queen Anne Colonial
          Cadiz, OH

          Thanks to AVoeg and Kimberly for the head’s up about the interior photos. It wasn’t at all what I had envisioned…except for the fancy later “Eastlake” entry door and a few other later interior details, the house is far more of an intact interior example of an antebellum home that hasn’t changed much in 172 years. To me, that suggests it might be best to take the restoration and subsequent decor towards the decade or two before the Civil War rather than something from the 1870’s-1880’s period. That would mean furnishings in the American Empire and Rococo Revival, spool turned pieces, and perhaps the oversize Rococo florals in wallpapers that were common to that era. Stencils would also be a consideration. I might even be tempted to put that later fancy entry door towards the back and replace it with something more Antebellum in flavor. The early period photo is very helpful in capturing the time period where this house best fits in with.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        John, there are now interior shots. Thank you for your knowledge here.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Very nice. Great antique shot!

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1932, Detroit, MI, 196,000
    Elegant, tall brick home. The features on the façade remind me of many modern suburban homes that have dormers and other changes to the exterior that are meant to mimic much larger houses, not very three dimensional, but more for show. I hope that makes sense—kind of like Disney land or a set for a movie, just frontage without much substance behind. Could this be an early neighborhood of “mass-produced” homes?
    That being said, the interior is a work in progress, but still holds some stained glass, paneling and older bathroom tiling.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/19379-Warrington-Dr-Detroit-MI-48221/88301149_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=17f4b329-8613-4d5f-b2c0-3d77120621e4~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1958, Hellertown, PA, 379,900
    Mod home, lots of modern hanging chairs, neat hilltop views, kitchen looks original, I like it, and all on 12 acres
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2190-Polk-Valley-Rd-Hellertown-PA-18055/10169603_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=9d104eb0-2cb0-4522-aa32-aa2adc53d408~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1927, Baltimore, MD, 999,880
    Georgian revival brick home on 2 + acres with gardens and a real nifty interior, nice neighborhood
    From the listing: Kernewood circa 1927. A Georgian masterpiece by architect, Pleasants Pennington of Camden Yards fame & inspired by the Hammond Harwood House. Welcoming gas fire lanterns, incredible stone dairy, carriage house & grand living hall with bulls-eye glass. 2.5+/- acre formal gardens, tennis court & green house surrounded by 10 ft brick walls for privacy. Original gardens designed in 1860 by David Wilson.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4603-Kerneway-Baltimore-MD-21212/36620960_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=801749c4-2ba4-4ba0-a56c-564cb6388515~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1790, Ashfield, MA, 795,000
    Here in the town where I went to grade school, is a lovely and large colonial with a massive chimney. The house is set on 66 rural acres. I enjoy the fireplace flanked by the built-in benches. It comes with a sugar house too!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/828-Murray-Rd-Ashfield-MA-01330/56974669_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=5f627bb5-1643-4f1c-b33d-5709ae9d1c1b~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  12. Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1927 Tudor in Worcester, MA $400,000. Some gorgeous interior details including a beautiful leaded glass door and 2 distinctive fireplaces. Landscaping is also lovely:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/464-Salisbury-St-Worcester-MA-01609/56762924_zpid/
    1900 “updated Greek Revival” in Danby, VT $235,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/83-N-Main-St-Danby-VT-05739/115806132_zpid/
    1904 Gambrel in Arlington VT with 5 acres $475,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/59-Salter-Hill-Rd_Arlington_VT_05250_M44302-60274?ex=VT2453776581
    1919 Craftsman in Longmeadow, MA for $365,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1423-Longmeadow-St_Longmeadow_MA_01106_M41786-63591?ex=MA2837236082
    1965 MCM in Lincoln, MA for $675,000 (which is actually a really good price for Lincoln!) this town has many MCMs tucked away on beautiful wooded lots
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11-Hiddenwood-Path_Lincoln_MA_01773_M47443-06701?ex=MA2815110404
    Have a nice weekend, dreamers!

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  13. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 443 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    Afternoon to you all!

    First up for you is a very interesting stucco Mission Revival bungalow (my best guess) in Longmeadow, Ma for $365k. Beyond the utterly charming exterior in the snow, is a nicely preserved and riotously decorated interior. If this were mine, I’d want to rethink the kitchen, but overall this is quite a little gem. I love the fireplace in the upstairs bedroom.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1423-Longmeadow-St_Longmeadow_MA_01106_M41786-63591

    This 1750 Cape in Roxbury, Ct is listed for $429k. This one has always intrigued me since I was a kid. It was formerly painted white with a wood roof and is set nicely at an angle sitting upon a rise from the main road. It used to have incredible gardens and a line of topiary trees toward the road. It fell into decline but it appears that someone is taking care of it again.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5-Carriage-Ln_Roxbury_CT_06783_M41300-77177

    To echo Kimberly’s Sarasota School of Modern house, this is the Farley House in Venice Fl, listed at 2.3 million. It’s a 1956 design that is almost completely original. I’m pretty sure I showed this house here in the past, but it’s worth another look. It’s a spectacularly interesting house in the way it uses humble materials. It’s easy connection to nature was once a hallmark of Florida living. The Realtor Martie Lieberman has been a driving force in preserving what is a little known branch of modernism. It’s very much in danger of being razed for new construction, so I hope it finds a preservation-minded owner. Edited to add, for some reason the link goes to her page, you have to go a little further down to click on 1100 Sunset Drive.

    https://stellar.mlsmatrix.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3066929309-10#1

    Lastly, an impressive Italian Renaissance Revival built in 1915 in Savannah, Ga listed for $679k. The architect was clearly having fun with this place when he designed it.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/624-E-Victory-Dr_Savannah_GA_31405_M69742-21546

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  14. CarolynCarolyn says: 303 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    1900 Macon GA – $35,000

    I love this place! It has the perfect amount of decay to pique my interest. If only I were ready to retire and move. This would be the place.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2474-Napier-Ave-Macon-GA-31204/76347405_zpid/

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  15. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/220-E-Franklin-St-Sparta-WI-54656/113670100_zpid/
    1900 Victorian B&B in Sparta WI 7beds, 7 bathrooms, beautifully maintained. $350k

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  16. JkleebJkleeb says: 319 comments
    Seattle, WA

    1898 Spokane, WA 2.1 million
    The Patsy (Patrick)Clark Mansion is a well known local landmark, in no small part because it housed a well know restaurant for many years. It doesn’t appear any worse the wear from that use. It was designed by the architect, Kirtland Cutter, who did many houses for the newly rich in Spokane, Seattle and Portland, OR.

    I won’t try to classify, but the Moorish/Venetian/Spanish revival interior details have survived and are well worth a look.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2208-W-2nd-Ave-Spokane-WA-99201/2081972854_zpid/

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    • JkleebJkleeb says: 319 comments
      Seattle, WA

      This page from the Spokane has some interesting photos of the house at the bottom of the page and more detail, including a brief, 1 min interview with local historian regarding the house.

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    • GabrielleGabrielle says: 40 comments
      1895 Victorian.
      Smithville, TX

      Wow, what a house!It’s spectacular & does look Moorish.I’ve never seen a house like this in the US. Thank you for posting this !

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow. That’s sure somethin! It’s sort of “Ca d’Zan” meets the “Witchboard” house. Heheheh. 😉 Cool. TY jk.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=ca+d%27zan&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjJ3JHR8aLmAhVEHqwKHaJtAu4Q_AUoAXoECBMQAw&biw=1366&bih=632

      https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5c/74/1a/5c741a4f86a194f75853d64100c64007.jpg

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      So amazing, my eyes would be tired from living with so much beauty. Great share, woozer.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5547 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Lucky that this Mansion is located in inland Spokane rather than Seattle. (or Portland) $2.1 million would merely be a down payment for it along the coast. Towards the final years of the Gilded Age and going into the early years of the 20th century, exotic eclecticism was favored among the well heeled class. By that time, the profession of architectural design had been formalized and reached maturity so the very wealthy could indulge in whatever architectural fantasies stimulated their imagination. Clients could have a Palace of Versailles under their roof complete with a Marie Antoinette suite featuring authentic 18th century ormolu covered furniture. In the same house, some of rooms could be devoted to the exotic Middle East or Moorish Spain with an Alhambra room featuring complex geometric Islamic ceiling treatment with arabesque patterns and designs. In another area, perhaps, to pay homage to early English family ancestors, a Tudor/Elizabethan room and study featuring authentic dark aged English Oak interior (carefully dismantled, packed, and shipped from Great Britain for re-installation) could be recreated.

      Good examples of this type of mansion from the contemporary period of architectural (over) indulgence can still be seen and visited, such as George W. Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Chateau in Ashville North Carolina, or early media Mogul William Randolph Hearst’s San Simeon Castle in San Luis Obispo County, California. The economy of the times made it so that servants/cooks/groundskeepers were so common and affordable that even modest middle class families could afford them. No one back then thought much about the added costs of all the hired labor. But the post WWI period represented dramatic societal and economic changes so that massive mansions of this kind were no longer popular or cost efficient in a climate of post war austerity. Many large mansions, especially those ornate examples from the earlier Victorian era, were summarily demolished with little fanfare. Others were pressed into service as apartments or used for institutional puporses often losing a lot of their original character in the process.

      Thus, the Clark mansion is a lucky survivor despite being used as a restaurant in more recent years. The restaurant owners have obviously been good stewards of this landmark historic home. The original house exterior style seems to have been a mix of late Queen Anne combined with elements of the Romanesque but above all, it has the immediate look of wealth. The next owner, if he or she wishes to go back to a single family residence, will have to have adequate funds to maintain this historic landmark home as stewards. I also assume that the future owner(s) will be sophisticated and tasteful enough to not try to improve or excessively modernize the interior no more than they would try to improve a major work of art from an artist like Van Gogh or Renoir. In summary, when its all said and done this house is still an architectural work of art from the past and should be respectfully treated accordingly.

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    • I was born and raised in Spokane, WA and the Patsy Clark Mansion was a very posh restaurant at one time in the 80’s. In fact that area is called the Brown’s Addition and is full is full of posh homes with servant quarters. If you are ever in the areas there is a restored Victorian house called the Campbell House https://www.northwestmuseum.org/exhibits/campbell-house that you can take tours through. I use to take all the children I baby sat there. Most of those old homes have now been converted in to small apartments as the area is home to several colleges and Universities.

      There are a lot of old homes on the South Hill of Spokane as well with great designs, this is where I have learned to love old homes.

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  17. MrMikeMrMike says: 69 comments
    Chicago, IL

    Happy Friday! This one’s in the seven-figure range but it’s too bonkers not to share! In the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago (lots of similarly-sized houses once owned by titans of industry, plus the former home of the Obamas), designed by architect and bon vivant Benjamin Marshall for David Bremner of the Bremner Biscuit Company. Built 1899, $2.1m. I might de-collapse my opera hat and stop by the open house!
    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/5001-S-Greenwood-Ave-60615/home/167395623

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  18. 67drake67drake says: 288 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    I just sat down on break at work, and this is on the front page of the Wisconsin State Journal.
    131 year old historic home to be torn down in DePere Wisconsin

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/religious-order-looking-to-demolish-historic-monona-home/article_dd01a680-a268-5ffb-a67f-5b74d85e458e.amp.html

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 443 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      Awful, especially as there is no plan in place for the land. We need to do a better job of educating people about the value of preservation.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7273 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Sucks. Nuns and priests are not known for being good stewards of antique buildings.

      Wisconsin Historical:
      Frank Allis was the son of the founder of the Allis-Chalmers farm machinery company in Milwaukee. A gentleman farmer with an extensive agricultural operation in historic Blooming Grove Township, he chose a lakeside setting on which to build his manor house.
      With its large columned porch overlooking Lake Monona and acres of shady lawn and garden, including 1500 feet of shoreline, this 14-room two-story wood-sided house is one of the most interesting structures in Monona.

      That property must be worth a gorillion bux. The church claims it does not intend to sell, despite the destruction of the house.

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      • 67drake67drake says: 288 comments
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        1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
        Iowa County , WI

        Tell me about it! The Catholic Church on the next block over from me has a beautiful brick Foursquare. The church wants to tear it down as the attic is infested with bats. They got a $20,000 estimate to repair it, but no funds. My wife and I approached them about buying it, and they want $115,000! In this poor small town it’s not worth $75,000, so they’ll tear it down instead? Add to that their cost to tear down a 2400 sq ft. brick house? Makes no sense to me

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  19. GabrielleGabrielle says: 40 comments
    1895 Victorian.
    Smithville, TX

    Wow, what a house! It’s spectacular & does look Moorish.I’ve never seen a house like this in the US.Thank you for posting this !

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  20. GabrielleGabrielle says: 40 comments
    1895 Victorian.
    Smithville, TX

    Wow, what a house!It’s spectacular & does look Moorish.I’ve never seen a house like this in the US. Thank you for posting this !

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  21. clawhammeristclawhammerist says: 27 comments
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    1879 Italianate
    Danville, VA

    Here is a seemingly exceptional deal for lovers of Victoriana and smaller urban areas: an 1890s townhouse in Reading, Pennsylvania:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1045-Penn-St-Reading-PA-19601/8833522_zpid/

    With 4500 square feet spread across multiple floors, one would never run out of space to utilize and decorate here. The aesthetic-era stained glass, the woodwork throughout (even if some of it is painted), the Lincrusta along the staircase, the tiled entryway, and the respectable state of preservation made me double-check the low price of $139,900. Even though there are projects to be completed, it looks perfectly livable and wonderful as it is. I feel like Reading could be one of those higher-tax municipalities, which may account for the correspondingly low price at least in part, but Zillow lists the taxes as being rock-bottom; I would definitely recommend verifying the amount with the listing agent and/or the city.

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  22. RitaGRitaG says: 4 comments

    Found this home at 881 Hillcrest Dr. Campbria Ca. There are no inside photos, but thought maybe someone on here has seen this before or knows something about the history. Very interesting looking.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/881-Hillcrest-Dr-Cambria-CA-93428/15408480_zpid/?

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  23. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1228 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here’s a very appealing 1800 Greek Revival in the exceptionally picturesque village of Rensselaerville, NY, in southern Albany County. Minimal updates have been accomplished with a fairly light hand, and although the asking price is a bit OTT at $635,000, it is well worth a look:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1458-Cr-351-Rensselaerville-NY-12147/2090755416_zpid/

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  24. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 688 comments

    Portland , Oregon Victorian $1.23m
    Charming, homey, truly a retreat and beautifully maintained. This home is priced because of all of those reasons – and because it’s in Portland and walkable, too.

    I have to say the street is mysterious, too. St. Martins street is your typical thoroughfare that somehow disappears in front of the house and then reappears another house later. I’d love to understand that story and it makes this home seem even more like a fairy tale.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3814-SE-Martins-St_Portland_OR_97202_M20593-57394

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  25. Victorian charm with a view of the Indian River Lagoon – the historic Magruder House c. 1885. Located on Barton Ave which is listed in National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful home will capture your heart with elements like a white picket fence, wrap-around porch w/ river view and gingerbread brackets, fish-scale shingles, cedar plank siding, leaded glass windows, original wood flooring, distinctive widow’s walk, 2010 metal roof. Lots of room for family and friends to gather in the spacious dining room with winding stairs to 2nd fl bedrooms and 3rd fl finished attic. Ground floor bedroom/office has ensuite bathroom and private porch. Partial kitchen renovation with new floor and ss appliances awaits your finishing touches. Become part of a bigger story when you make this heritage home your own. $285,000.

    https://www.flexmls.com/share/2u2i6/14-Barton-Ave-Rockledge-FL-32955

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  26. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 194 comments
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    1957 Ranch in Skokie, IL $315,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7418-Lowell-Ave-Skokie-IL-60076/3547431_zpid/

    The blue and pink, mostly original bathrooms in this one are so charming. I think I’m in love with the wallpaper in the blue one. Otherwise a plain Jane little house.

    I’m guessing when this sells the bathrooms will go the way the 1950s kitchen did… to the dumpster.

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  27. CharlesBCharlesB says: 479 comments
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    1846 Gothic/Greek Revival
    NY

    Jamestown, NY–1898 Robberbaronesque/French Academic mansion for $299,000. Presently used for law offices:

    https://commercial.century21.com/property/15-e-5th-st-jamestown-ny-14701-C2181624715

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  28. GearGirlGearGirl says: 202 comments
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    1909 Arts and Crafts
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Complete shot in the dark, but figured I’d put this out there!

    I’ve been searching for my next home for almost 2 years. I can live anywhere. I’ve gone on a handful of house hunting trips all over the Northeast and Midwest to view properties I’ve seen on this site and others, but I have the WORST luck. About a dozen of them went under contract during my trips – even ones that had zero interest and were on the market for months or years! Others had hidden problems or just weren’t what the realtor said they were (half the bathrooms, 3/4 the square footage, etc).

    I adore Queen Anne, Gothic, and most Tudor and Second Empire homes. I look for things like towers, fretwork, unpainted woodwork, tall ceilings, walk up attic, crown moulding, a library, Victorian fireplaces, wood floors, etc. I’ve always lived on large lots or had minimal neighbors, but I could deal with a small lot if it’s in a historic area in a town that gets tourism so I could make it a B&B.

    Here’s the newest kicker: due to severe illness the past 16 months, my funds have taken a hit. I will still pay cash, but now I have to break my options into 2 categories: a B&B worthy house for 175k or less asking price, or a house in a more remote area for 75k or less asking price.

    I’m pretty handy and a mechanical engineer, so there are definitely things I can do myself. 🛠️🔩Tuckpointing and roofing and most electrical or plumbing, though, I’d contract out.

    If you guys see any properties that you think could be my next home, I’d appreciate links in your reply!! 💖

    Thank you so much! 😁

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  29. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 902 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Alloway, NJ: 465K. 1836 brick home on 4.42 acres. Lovely staircase, murals in the hallway, etc. Well worth a look. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Salem-County_NJ/sby-14#M6150240988

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  30. Concord, NC, 1911 Craftsman, $99,900. https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/nc/concord/253-church-street-ne/pid_33975047/

    I live in this town and this square footage for this price is unheard of. This house is near the lovely downtown area (and walking distance to the best coffee shop in the city). It makes me fume that the listing agent is suggesting splitting it into apartments or condos. So much beautiful historical character here – I hope someone restores it properly!

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  31. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 180 comments
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    TX

    1937 $285,000 in Cowiche, Washington 4 beds, 2 baths in 3,555 sq. feet.

    Wall to wall carpet in pastel colors and draperies with cartridge pleating make me sit up and take notice because to me it signals a house where older folks might have recently lived and the likelihood of it having a vintage kitchen, and bathrooms with vintage tile and fixtures increases. This house is a good example of that theory in practice and it has some fun circa 1940’s built-ins and wallpaper:
    It’s a neat little time capsule that makes me nostalgic.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/16291-Summitview-Rd-Cowiche-WA-98923/72081975_zpid/?

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

      What is picture 10?

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      • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 180 comments
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        TX

        I would guess a little desk/computer nook judging by the corkboard and the power outlets, internet cable coming out of the wall, and maybe a phone or other kind of tech-y cable on top of the desk. The wood of the desk and shelving looks like the kind of stuff you can buy in modular, mix and match pieces from Office Depot, et. al, so maybe that?

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  32. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 443 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    This just popped up today and I am intrigued by the possibilities. A 1959 MCM in Canton, Ct listed at $175k that has an almost ski lodge vibe. You’d be hard-pressed to find a decent condo in the Farmington Valley for this price. Looks like it hasn’t really ever been messed with and in only 1400 square feet, there are some interesting design moments. The builder cheaped out on some of the finishes, so I think you could make gentle upgrades here that could enhance the house. Those fireplaces are screaming out not to be painted concrete block. If it were mine, I’d start by painting the exterior a deep charcoal to showcase those gorgeous windows. That breezeway area needs to be closed off from the garage and made into a proper mudroom/laundry room. Anyway, lots of character in this little one.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6-Erickson-Dr_Collinsville_CT_06019_M49676-34341

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Don, I like this one too. I like the openness and big triangular windows. There appears to be some nice wood in there, such as the railing and wooden wall that divides the kitchen from the living room. What a fun place to fix up. Agree on a change to exterior color.

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  33. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1880, Salem, MA, 425,000
    Here is an Asian influenced house that is to me, really special. It is filled with lots of ornate detail. How nice it would be to bring the kitchen more in-line with the rest of the interior.
    I wish the realtor offered some of the history of this home.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12-Laurel-St-Salem-MA-01970/56123090_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=dc8743f4-b46c-4cb4-af94-b4800f00dc52~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  34. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 688 comments

    Not a house for sale, but an interesting british show about renovating a medieval church for a residence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1W04-jbm-E

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Chris I watched a bit of this last night and it reminds me of a show I used to youtube, perhaps even the same on, on folks in England renovation/repurposing old historic places. thank you

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  35. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1228 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here’s an interesting listing for anyone who loves pleasing collections of old “stuff” – an 1822 stone house and former antique shop on 4.5 acres in Milton, PA, adorned with all sorts of interesting furnishings, lighting and antique items for $939,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3095-Broadway-Rd-Milton-PA-17847/94921778_zpid/

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  36. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1800, Exton, PA, 415,000
    Stone house, it looks like there have been a number of modern changes, but what I like are the 12/12 windows, old heating stove (?) in the kitchen, it says Bodin on it and is tall. Would this be used as some sort of water heater?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/244-N-Whitford-Rd-Exton-PA-19341/9172347_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=f8611e3f-db79-44e2-bf29-8794df0a3c19~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8&mmlb=g,8
    I also like the Dutch door with it’s hefty old lock, and finally the little creatures perched on top of the chimney caps. I hope the land does not get carved up into 1/2 acres, this lovely house needs its breathing room.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/244-N-Whitford-Rd-Exton-PA-19341/9172347_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-hdp&rtoken=f8611e3f-db79-44e2-bf29-8794df0a3c19~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • hillhousehillhouse says: 90 comments
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      1899 Stick
      Bluefield, WV

      The round stove is a “Godin”–a French multifuel, usually coal-burning heating stove. The French are too elegant to abide a pot-bellied stove. Company’s been in business for almost two centuries–you can still buy the “Petit Godin” and bigger ones in Europe and the UK. I see them on eBay, etc. here.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Thank you Hillhouse, you brought to mind other stoves that I can picture now from Europe.

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      • natira121natira121 says: 753 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        I’ve seen a few of the parlor versions on craigslist, they’re really pretty! Much smaller than this example, and come in all kinds of gorgeous enamel colors. My daughter and I drool over them every time one is listed.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1228 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Beautiful house, Kimberly. I love the stove and great old details. Sure wish they’d gone with radiators instead of that baseboard, though…

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  37. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2223 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1900, Shepherdstown, WV, 175,000
    I like the exterior, like it is patiently waiting for its next steward to take care and preserve. Interior does include some updates, but not totally updated. Perhaps it would be easy to bring this house back from its work in progress or kindly move forward? I like the enameled cast iron stove in the kitchen.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4530-Shepherd-Grade-Rd-Shepherdstown-WV-25443/2081825657_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=e8521e23-42bc-4db3-99f3-f71502083c29~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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