December 20, 2019: Link Exchange

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

    Recycled old house image from 2016, no known location.

    The last few nights I’ve been going through individual state listings, like all the listings so if you see posts from the same states lately, that’s why. 🙂

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    • OdieKOdieK says: 119 comments

      Seeing a lot from North Dakota and Montana today. Thanks for the shout out. We don’t have many beautiful old homes as compared to the more eastern states, but we have a few nice ones. Nice to see something “local”.

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

        Yup, did those two states last night. 🙂 I do have daily searches but there are days I go through each state rather quickly depending on how busy I am that day. I plan on changing how I do searches, hopefully the neglected states will see more posts from now on.

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        • OdieKOdieK says: 119 comments

          That would be so nice! We don’t want to leave Montana. Husband was born here and I’ve been here for 37 years now. Gotten kind of used to it. Lol! But would love to live elsewhere in the state and I, of course, would love an old home to play in.

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Hey Kelly, what style of house do you think is most common on OHD? I bet it’s Queen Anne, followed by Craftsman. Do you have any stats on that?

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  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 111 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This is a spectacular 1815 stand-alone federal home on one of the most historic streets in Alexandria, Virginia: six bedrooms, four baths for $3.575 million (down from $5.25 million when it first listed in July 2018). Given that the lot size is just under 6600 square feet, could this house possibly be 14,324 square feet, as the listing says (the house has been on the market since July 2018, so if that were a typo, it seems it would have been fixed by now—and separately, the price for this home is then $250 per square foot in a city where meticulously maintained/restored antique homes sell for $600-$700 per square foot)? Regardless, the 60+ photos of this property are beautifully executed.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/301-S-Saint-Asaph-St-Alexandria-VA-22314/192122087_zpid/

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    • OdieKOdieK says: 119 comments

      I can’t imaagine why this house hasn’t sold! the murals, attention to detail, nothing looks overdone or out of place. The listing says it has central air and radiant heat, the kitchen is very functional and nice as is the amazing yard. No grass to mow!!! Gotta love that. Maybe the square footage listing has people thinking twice… This place is just made for entertaining and living as one pleases. The house certainly doesn’t resrict how you might want to use the space.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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      Anyone have the history of this beautiful house? Someone had some money, back in the day. I wonder if the lot was ever bigger. As I have a dog, I’m not sure I like all that brick backyard. It looks nice, but is not practical if you have a dog. Dogs like grass. And I’d live to see lots of gardens and a nice lawn out back.
      Still, this is a lively house. It al a ya amazes me, to see houses built when fireplaces were the heat source, to see all the windows. If windows let in natural light, they also let out heat in winter, and let in heat in summer. I don’t know the climate then, but I know this area does get snow, and hot, muggy summers. So, did people then, sacrifice comfort, in return for the hours of natural light, and showing the world they were wealthy enough to afford not only all that window glass, but fuel for fireplaces?

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2192 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Spectacular is right; this is one absolutely gorgeous house!!

  3. Slroulette23Slroulette23 says: 150 comments
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    I do not have any posts to share. I would however, like to wish everyone a happy Friday, a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season!

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings all and I wish everyone a happy holiday-
    Here is one that seems perfect for the season:

    1906, Swiftwater, PA, 415,000
    This house looks perfect in the snow. Such a lovely chalet-esque cottage, I love the second floor porches and all that green stained wood and paneling

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/30-Summit-Ave-Swiftwater-PA-18370/2082645849_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=bcedf8ef-ba7a-4b88-a685-8412f59587d4~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • RavennaGRLRavennaGRL says: 74 comments
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      Holy cow Kimberly! This one of the best get away European chalets in the United States. It’s the most comfortable home ever for an entire family! Thank you for sharing this.

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    • Jeanne LJeanne L says: 35 comments
      Addison, ME

      What a beautiful home. This is my idea of a dream home. I am intrigued by the carving in the fireplace mantel. I have never seen that before. I wish I needed 7 bedrooms!

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1918, Orient, NY, 1,499,000
    Northeast Long Island older un-modernized home (at least not recently) , I enjoy the “formal” linoleum flooring in the living room. Curious about the rather large heating grate in the middle of the floor there. Lots of water views from the windows. A special treat at the end are several older pictures of the house, back when the house was covered in shingles and a nice striped awning, and sturdier posts on the porch—wouldn’t it be nice to bring it back?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/675-Skippers-Ln-Orient-NY-11957/145596290_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=221cd0aa-3319-4b8f-85db-3a66d997f1f5~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • BethHBethH says: 234 comments
      1999 Dutchess County, NY

      We had a large heating grate in the middle of our living room/dining room floor in our 1889 farmhouse – it was where the heat came up! It opened down onto the oil furnace, and the heat just wafted up… nothing “forced” about it with that heating system. Then there were smaller openings with grates in the floors of the upstairs rooms – and you could pretty much freeze water in a glass in those bedrooms. We would pile all three dogs on the bed with us, along with using a mattress heating pad. We did add central heat (forced hot air) about 10 years after we bought the house. We were having an exchange student come to live with us for a year, and we couldn’t subject her to the brutal conditions we were living in! LOL! (We were so much tougher 30+ years ago…)

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Neat

      • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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        I grew up in a house like that! The one 4×4 register in the middle room downstairs, and the small, very ornate iron registers in the ceiling. One year, my mother asked what I wanted for Christmas. I said, an electric blanket! My sister and brother agreed. We all got our electric blankets, and I still remember that first night with mine. I was finally warm, and I didn’t want to get out of bed the next morning. Our furnace was originally coal fed, and the coal was delivered through a window that opened upwards in into the cellar. There was still some coal left, and we would be sent outside to collect twigs, for kindling, for the Ben Franklin cast iron stove in the added on, “back room” of the house. We’d put in newspapers and the twigs, and when we got the fire going, wed pour in a shovel of coal. The bottom would glow red hot, and our old dog would sit behind the stove, baking her arthritis. Eventually, our city offered some very low interest loans to low income households, and my mother got a new furnace, new insulation, siding, a new roof.

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        • BethHBethH says: 234 comments
          1999 Dutchess County, NY

          That sounds so similar, Carebear! We know the oil furnace was originally a coal furnace, because there was still a corner of the cellar that had remnants of the coal pile. At some point before we moved in (which was 1981), previous owners had also installed a wood-burning furnace which they piped into the same opening as the oil furnace so that you could use either one. Those first few winters, I remember going downstairs in the middle of the night, into that incredibly creepy cellar (piled stone and dirt floor, with more dark corners than should have been possible in such a small house) to keep the wood furnace going. It was bad enough when we were both home… but when my husband was traveling on business, I was sure I was going to wind up in a Steven King novel about vampires or zombies. We also used electric blankets, but nothing was as good as those electric mattress warmers, piled up with flannel sheets, thick comforters and 3 large dogs! My husband, who had grown up in a super-insulated modern house on Long Island, would get dressed over the grate in the living room because he was so cold – and I remember him laying on top of it some nights, falling asleep there with that hard metal grate under his back. Man, we were YOUNG! LOL!

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          • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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            The house we grew up in, had belonged to my great grandparents. I remember her putting her rocking chair over that furnace grate before she went to bed, just to rock awhile and get warm.
            In the cellar, which was partly dirt floored, there had been a root cellar, which my grandmother built. When she decided she no longer wanted it, she took the walls apart somehow ( they were big stones and concrete blocks she got from somewhere and cemented together), she chucked it all in a cistern that’s was behind a big wooden door in one end of the cellar. My sister and I would peak behind the door, afraid to do anything else, and see all those blocks and stones piled up there. I have no idea how far back behind the door the cistern actually was, or who put it back there. I don’t know if my great grandparents ever used it. They would have bought the house in the 30’s, and I’m sure this art of Lockport had running water and sewer by then. My great grandmother was a character-if she could’ve gone to college, I think she’d have been an engineer of some kind. She was so mechanically talented, she built the root cellar, a walk in closet, a loom, she designed clothes and was a talented seamstress who I doubt ever used patterns.

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    • ScottScott says: 340 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      It was a “pipeless” furnace. Caloric was a well-known brand.
      https://archive.org/details/ThePipelessCaloricFurnace

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1920, Setauket, NY, 1,099,000
    North shore home, Tudor revival, lots of wood paneling, check out the recessed fireplace flanked by benches, diamond pane windows, set on 4 ½ acres on a quiet road

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/112-Old-Field-Rd-Setauket-NY-11733/59442980_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=84adf49b-f17d-4a0f-9166-695730a662ed~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1762, Wrentham, MA, 269,000
    Georgian Daniel Guild House, seems like a lot of house for the money, but also on the market for quite some time. I love picture 17 showing the stair treads so worn down over near 260 years of footsteps, old fireplace in pictures 10 and 11 I find interesting, like an archeological examination and left in its current state of the search.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/121-East-St-Wrentham-MA-02093/57522020_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=17ae74a1-214c-4e55-ab12-b532fa0e18c7~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1797, Plymouth, MA, 289,000
    Jacob Howland half cape, I am curious about their wing back chairs, see picture 8 and others, the ones I am used to must be newer as they have curves and not so boxy. They have a few of these in the home, even one that is un-upholstered. I love how cozy this house is and how original it seems. My mother has the same tea set as seen in picture 11 (my mother’s is a reproduction). The sunroom was a bit of a shock to the system. A side note, I do love the lacy hydrangeas (picture 36,37).

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/227-Sandwich-St-Plymouth-MA-02360/57540703_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=2a7e757e-749c-4711-816f-0b144d62951b~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1740, Villanova, PA, 1,995,000
    Over 10,000 sqft of living space. The home appears to have been left alone for some time, but in its day, being fabulous was a priority. Anyone see the 1740 in this house?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1425-Mount-Pleasant-Rd-Villanova-PA-19085/9962427_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=68d78cfe-477b-48af-9a62-b2d64dd107b0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Villanova is one of the most expensive Philadelphia “main line” suburbs (a series of towns on the “main line” of the Pennsylvania Railroad. I see (possibly) 1740 in the stone section — but it’s been remuddled out of most any historic period. Still, I can see this price, particularly if the land can be subdivided.

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1091 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      A little research reveals this was a group of old farmhouses purchased by Frederick Phillips in the early 1900’s that he called Stoke Poges. Another source credits Main Line architect Walter K. Durham with the 1920’s alteration and expansion. According to this source, the oldest stone section has a cornerstone with a 1780 date. The stucco section dates to 1924, with further modifications and expansions occurring several times since then.

      http://lowermerionhistory.org/photodb/web/html2/236-3.html

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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      Someone sure did modernize this house. I’d like to hire that DIY network guy, who works on the Pennsylvania stone houses, to see what he and his crew would suggest for this house.

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1900, Falmouth, VA, 599,900
    Another home that has been left alone for some time. Kitchen appliances seem to be set in the 50’s-70’s. Perhaps that oven looking appliance was state of the art in its day. I have also never seen plaid wall to wall in a kitchen before and coupled with some period wall-paper. Interesting how the chimneys seem to be supported by a bit of a stepped support (pict 40), and that poor screened in porch…

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/219-Ingleside-Dr-Falmouth-VA-22405/12641343_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=580f7870-5fb1-465f-8192-1f28fab7b6f6~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1935, St Pete Beach, FL, 2,350,000
    Shingled beach house (with a secondary cottage), a great view, lots of wood inside. I hope nobody builds their dream home, but let’s these continue on.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2609-Sunset-Way-St-St-Pete-Beach-FL-33706/81402415_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=3e41fb72-0cdc-46ee-afcf-481e3de61ec9~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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

    Holiday Greetings from the Concord Grape Capitol of the World!

    1860ish Italiano-Gothic fusion with a circa-1900 veranda for $19,800. It is located in Laona, NY, on the road between Fredonia (a big college town) and Cassadaga (home of Lily Dale, the nation’s largest Spiritualist community):

    https://www.mjpeterson.com/p/9562-Route-60-Pomfret-NY-14063/dmgid_135235097

    http://app.chautauquacounty.com/hist_struct/Pomfret/9562Route60Pomfret.html

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Land Bank owned properties are usually restorable but because of needed work and repairs, are priced accordingly. Some interior photos would be helpful but the house looks promising.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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      I used ti drive past that house quite often! I wish there were inside photos. I love the outside! So many pretty farmhouses in Chautauqua County, especially in the Stockton area. I know Fredonia is in the running for a reality show prize ($500,000???) to help with renovations. This area has lost so many businesses and good jobs. They really need something besides seasonal tourism/hunting/fishing season jobs, which are usually part time, low paying, no benefit jobs. The land is so pretty here, so many nice old houses, that if there were good jobs, I’d move to this county in a heartbeat!

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  13. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Here is a house that Laurie or Anne shared a short while back. The pictures were quite blurry then. I ran across the house again and the pictures are much better, so I thought I would post it again for Laurie or Anne 🙂
    1857,Italiante, New Bedford, 395,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/148-Hawthorn-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55995210_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=c3094c49-f353-4e15-9748-2853de827863~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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

      Yes, I believe this was an Anne share from last week. This house has so much goodness. That gothic library and delft tiles are calling my name. I love everything about this house.

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      It is a very special house – so many gorgeous details. Thanks, Kimberly!

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  14. natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    GoodLordKimberly does it again! Awesome bunch of houses! Thanks so much, and Merry Christmas to you! And everyone else, of course!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Thank you Julie, and I wish you a wonderful holiday. Do you know, we are the same age-as of last Friday. Smile and cheers.

      • natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        I kinda figured the 62 after your name meant we are the same model year. *grin* Happy Birthday! (Mine was in April)

        I look forward to your listing every week! You ROCK!

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1918 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          Thank you, I love finding houses that excite me, but then listening to what the knowledgeable have to say about them so I can learn. Smile sister 62!

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  15. ErinAErinA says: 10 comments
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI

    This home, built in 1885 by Charles Coit (who appears to have been a non-practicing lawyer living off his father’s wealth and managing his father’s real estate holdings), is GORGEOUS. The kitchen is a bit sad due to how very modern it is given that the rest of the house looks to have been kept pretty meticulously historically accurate. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/356-Cherry-St-SE_Grand-Rapids_MI_49503_M37474-22776

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  16. 2ChihuahuaMom2ChihuahuaMom says: 45 comments
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    1944 Cottage
    Bagdad, FL

    Merry Christmas, Blessed Yule, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, however you celebrate, I hope it’s fulled with love and joy, and Happiest of New Year’s to all.

    1895 Victorian known as the Scarritt Moreno House

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/620-N-Barcelona-St-Pensacola-FL-32501/44717480_zpid/

    I drive by this one everyday.

    https://www.xome.com/homes-for-sale/4556-Forsyth-St-Bagdad-FL-32583-256829217

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  17. dunamovindunamovin says: 160 comments

    Well respected Florida architect, Elton Moughton, designed this 1928 Spanish eclectic. Located in Sanford (central) Fl it retains it’s original charm and appears to not need any updating or repairs. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus 3 car garage with apartment or studio upstairs. $362.5K

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/539-Valencia-St_Sanford_FL_32771_M57386-74115?view=qv

    Info about architect Moughton:
    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1994-05-15-9405130426-story.html

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

      A nice old house in Florida seems to be so rare. This one has a lot going for it.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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      Sanford, I believe, has an Amtrak station. If you go to Florida, and prefer to drive around in your own car, you can get the car train in Reston, Va, and get off in Sanford. Amtrak transports your car on the same train you ride on. I know people who do this. My problem with this, is I live in Western NY, and you hve to drive all the way to Virginia to get on the car train! With all the snowbirds who head south for the winter, from the New England and Mid Atlantic states, it would make Amtrak a lot more money, if they had this train depart from, say, somewhere in Maine, Boston, NYC, Rochester or Buffalo, Philadelphia or Pittsurgh, as well as Reston. I think they’d get a lot more people who’d use it. If you have to drive from New England to Virginia, why not just drive all the way to Florida, or other parts south? Anyway. I love this house on the inside. I’m not that fond of Spanish architecture, but inside, this house is fabulous! And, you could have a house full of family, and put some over the garage, or just rent out the apartment for extra money. I’d just do some landscaping, and add a pool.

      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA, PA

        I have some very vague recollection that the auto train can’t “fit” if it went further north — due to lower railroad underpasses in that region.

  18. BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    This gorgeous Victorian in my city of Escondido, CA (a northern suburb of San Diego) is on the market again at a slight price reduction to $2,700,000, with new pictures. I’ve been inside and it’s just as stunning in person but the pictures do make it look bigger than it is inside, particularly the kitchen which feels rather cramped in person. It’s currently beautifully decorated on the outside for Christmas; the owners really do it right. It’s too bad they are trying to sell it as they are very good stewards as far as I can tell.

    https://www.redfin.com/CA/Escondido/700-S-Juniper-St-92025/home/3994138

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

    Hiya, OHD’s and Merry whatever you celebrate!

    Just two this week.

    This 1740 Cape in Cornwall, Ct just screams New England country living. I’d be hardpressed to find any faults here, except for the fact that it’s 1.085 million. Sigh.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/332-Sharon-Goshen-Tpke_West-Cornwall_CT_06796_M32087-98911?ex=CT2865236029

    Another one that just shouts, welcome to New England! This 1789 Cape in Monroe, Ct is listed for $409k. Sometime 80-90 years after it was built, someone wanted to add more space and make it a Victorian, so we have this vaguely Italianate second story. Just a really cozy place with some great outbuildings and a greenhouse. Nice charm and some great paint colors.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/159-Old-Tannery-Rd_Monroe_CT_06468_M48652-85279

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    • roxxxroxxx says: 524 comments
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      Holy Wow on the Cornwall property.

    • JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
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      The Cornwall house is really excellent, not as an authentic Colonial relic but as a picturesque modern primitive. I usually dislike exposed joists and faux-rustic woodwork, but it all works nicely there. Pretty landscaping and outbuildings too!

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      • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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        In the 5th photo, of the living room, is that a smaller fireplace on the side of the larger one? Looks like it. I really like this house. And, it has 11 and a half acres! I’m a sucker for stone walls, also.

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

    Looked around Chattanooga after seeing Craftsman posted by Kelly.
    Craftsman C.1917. 3 bed, 3 bath, 2250 Sq’, 8712 sq’ lot. 325K Unusual exterior stone 1st floor on Missionary Ridge. Original trim, flooring, beamed ceiling and 2 clawfoot tubs. Looking at window pics, must have extra deep exterior.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/109-Shallowford-Rd_Chattanooga_TN_37404_M82429-24841?view=qv

    Another home on Missionary Ridge with the stone exterior (only on lower level), 4 bed, 2 bath, 2609 Sq’, 1/2 acre terraced lot. C,1929, 475K. Look past the gray paint (gray is the new white). 1 porch and 1 deck with great view. Oak flooring and a different fireplace. Realtors can learn from these pics: don’t hide the fact that it does snow there but add a pic that can sell it. The sunsets in exterior shots are a great selling point.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/88-S-Crest-Rd_Chattanooga_TN_37404_M73342-11492?view=qv

    C.1904 restored and expanded. 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 4016 sq’, .7 acre lot. 1,295,000 Loads of original trim, flooring, built ins, mantles. Added 3 car garage keeps with home design. Wrap around porch.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/408-Forest-Ave_Chattanooga_TN_37405_M87475-90719?view=qv

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    • AVoegAVoeg says: 84 comments
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      Craftsman, Prairie WI

      Wow.. the Chattanooga Craftsman.. I really am loving. Even with the painted woodwork and updates, it’s very well done. I could definitely spend the rest of my days there.

  21. kstoutkstout says: 69 comments

    Two from me this week, one near and one far.

    A Greek Revival in Rensselaerville, NY

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

    And a chateau in French I’m seriously trying to convince my husband we should buy and retire to. It’s $850K (with 14 rooms and 20 acres) which is the price of a modest 1 bedroom in NYC.

    https://www.cabinetlenail.com/en/annonces/ref-na4-974/sale-castle-14-rooms-7-bedrooms-villers-bocage-14310/

    Enjoy!

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 864 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Well, that’s 850K in euros, which puts the price closer to a million USD but it’s a super property nonetheless…especially in an era when 1 bedroom Manhattan apartments are selling for a million or more.

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  22. housefroghousefrog says: 57 comments
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    I drove by this 100 year old cabin today and am in love. My realtor is going to let me in soon. Located in Cullowhee, NC which is home to Western Carolina Uni and close to Sylva, Cherokee and Bryson City. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/794-Nicholson-Cove-Rd-Cullowhee-NC-28723/84694999_zpid/

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  23. Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Here is an 1859 cape in Shrewsbury, MA – a bit rough but lots of potential, it will not last with the asking price of $187,200.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/686-688-Main-St-Shrewsbury-MA-01545/173956789_zpid/
    1800 brick colonial in West Townshend, VT for $199,000, the decor is delightful!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6609-Vermont-Rte-30-West-Townshend-VT-05359/304082666_zpid/
    A 1920 traditional in Worcester, MA for $269,000 the pantry/kitchen layout kind of threw me at first but I was stopped in my tracks by the stove:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-Creswell-Rd-Worcester-MA-01602/56735909_zpid/
    An “elegant residence” c. 1900 in Keene, NH $279,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/284-Court-St-Keene-NH-03431/242978443_zpid/
    1855 School House in Weare, NH for $225,000 – definitely not enough interior pictures
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39-Concord-Stage-Rd-Weare-NH-03281/117798848_zpid

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    • JosephJoseph says: 421 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      Up until a few years ago the house in Shrewsbury was beautifully maintained (at least on the exterior), and looked like a doll house it was so perfect. I don’t know anything about the owners, but I suspect death/nursing home removed them. The car was in place permanently, and the landscaping became overgrown. Shrewsbury is a desirable town, and this could shine again.

      The Vermont house a bit close to the road for my taste. And inside? Boy, I thought I had a lot of stuff…

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  24. GabrielleGabrielle says: 39 comments
    1895 Victorian.
    Smithville, TX

    Normandy is one of the most beautiful provinces/regions of France. The chateau is in superb condition from what one sees in the photos. In fact, the main house shows little sign of age. It has been well maintained over 250 years.It could easily be a horse property and Normandy is the region for equestrian oriented life in France. C`est magnifique !

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  25. Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I think this deserves it’s own post. Here is an 1890 mansion in Springfield, MA listed as a pre-foreclosure auction. There are no interior photos found in the current listing but I’ve done some digging as the exterior is quite something. The auction est is $568,000 and is scheduled for Monday at 1:00 pm.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/31-Buena-Vista-Plz-Springfield-MA-01108/56204704_zpid/
    Here is a 2013 listing for the house, and it looks like a lot of “updating” but nothing that couldn’t be returned to some of it’s original glory:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/31-Buena-Vista-Plz_Springfield_MA_01108_M48509-89983
    Here is an article about the house with some interior photos published in 1898 in Scientific American Building Edition – lots & lots of great details about its architecture and features (and did I mention interior pictures from 1898?)
    http://www.housesofspringfield.com/sa/1898.december.1.html
    Have nice holiday, all! and happy dreaming.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Interesting to see a house built from plans featured in the Scientific American magazine. (Architects & Builder’s edition) While the number of plans from this magazine was smaller than from firms specializing in plan book designs, a few examples have survived. I’m aware of a Kansas City Queen Anne from this same magazine. One example in Arcola, IL, also a towered Queen Anne, (missing the original porch) was also featured here in the past. The Springfield, MA house is primarily Elizabethan flavor on the outside combined with a Colonial Revival interior. (as well as later upgrades) Thanks for sharing.

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      • Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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        1972 raised ranch.
        Hopkinton, MA

        John, here is a link to a list of Springfield houses featured in Scientific American in the 1890s, some have plans & descriptions, some just a thumbnail photo. Louis Frank Newman was involved in the design of many of them & some, like Buena Vista Plaza, still remain.
        http://www.housesofspringfield.com/sa/sa_new.php
        Louis Newman was a pretty interesting character:
        https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52430045/louis-frank-newman

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        • JkleebJkleeb says: 294 comments
          Seattle, WA

          Thanks for the link to houses of Springfield! I have already lost track of time reading through it while I was supposed to be doing other things!

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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          1897 Queen Anne Colonial
          Cadiz, OH

          Thanks for the share, Anne. The number of documented Scientific American (Architect & Builder’s edition) designs in Springfield greatly exceeds my expectations. Thanks as well for the information about Louis F. Newman. I bought many years ago on e-Bay a business promotional booklet from 1895 about Springfield, MA. A couple of years ago, I laboriously removed the rusty staples in the binding and scanned every single page uploading them to a Flickr album I created: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/albums/72157654835761883 Please click on the individual photos for a much larger version. I see it as a snapshot in time of this western Massachusetts town. In 1895 it appears the local economy was quite prosperous which perhaps helps to account for the large number of fine late 19th century homes still extant there.

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      • JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
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        John, you must have missed the 1890’s photos and write-up of the interiors in the Springfield house, especially the Oriental room. The multi-colored Moorish arches, tiled mantels and other details were swapped out long ago for the Colonial Revival that’s there now.

        http://www.housesofspringfield.com/sa/1898.december.1_photo.5.jpg

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        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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          1897 Queen Anne Colonial
          Cadiz, OH

          The fad for “Turkish Corners” appears to have peaked around the mid-1890’s. No part of the country that I’m aware of escaped the short-lived decorating phenomenon. Some homeowners merely placed a few cushions, some oriental drapery, a print or two of a Middle Eastern scene (deserts, market scenes, camel caravans, and ancient ruins were highly favored) in an effort to create an appropriate exotic atmosphere. Some wealthy homeowners went far beyond a simple corner of the parlor and created ornate entire lavishly decorated rooms based on Orientalist (Middle-Eastern) exotica. By the early 1900’s the fad had run its course and was being mocked as in bad taste by the eve of WWI. Finding intact Orientalist decorated rooms from the Victorian era is very challenging these days but there are a few-I personally toured a Kokomo, IN, mansion from the turn of the last century with a representative from Indiana Landmarks a few months ago and was awe struck at how original and complete a small but completely Moorish themed upstairs room (a study?) was. When the exotic Moorish/Turkish fad fell out of favor, undoubtedly many of these Moorish themed rooms and “corners” were redecorated in a different style as this Springfield, MA, example demonstrates. Thanks for sharing the photo link, Jim.

    • ScottScott says: 340 comments
      1951 Grants Pass, OR

      Are we sure that’s the same house from the 1898 magazine? The staircase is completely different.

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  26. LindyLLindyL says: 10 comments

    1973 Contemporary Lakewood Ohio $1,450,000.
    This truly is a time capsule. The view of Lake Erie from the backyard is amazing! It’s probably also the reason for the hefty price tag. Still, it’s beautiful all around. I tend to like craftsman/prairie style or log cabins best, but there’s something about contemporary that appeals to me.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17828-Lake-Rd-Lakewood-OH-44107/33488314_zpid/?

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      What a cool house! the main floor is such a contrast to all the color & patterns in the bedrooms & baths. (I personally would have died for that purple bedroom when I was a teenager) The views are spectacular, thanks for sharing!

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    • JkleebJkleeb says: 294 comments
      Seattle, WA

      I love the high ceilings, views, fireplace and so much more but the acres of 1973 foil wallpaper are incredible!! I hope the new owners preserve some of it.

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  27. ScottScott says: 340 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    I spotted these on my local Craigslist. Not my listing. Perhaps the owner would be willing to ship if an OHDer will pay the costs.

    https://medford.craigslist.org/zip/d/medford-the-old-house-journals-free/7042617905.html

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  28. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1091 comments
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    Charleston, SC

    A couple weeks ago Kelly did a supporter post on a 1920’s Colonial Revival located on the section of South of Broad Charleston that was once marsh and wharves. Here’s another example that was built in 1934, but features many elements in common with its early 19th century Federal style neighbors a couple blocks to the north and east. This one’s directly on the High Battery, which maybe justifies the $3.495M listing price.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/90-Murray-Blvd_Charleston_SC_29401_M60122-95583

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  29. dunamovindunamovin says: 160 comments

    No sign a chimney was ever
    there. A cute house at a reasonable price.

  30. 1956 Hollywood Regency – Los Angeles, CA -$8,495,000

    Time capsule property that has been owned by the same family for over 60 years.
    Inspired by and borrows heavily from the vernacular of John Elgin Woolf who was one of the most prominent designer-architects to the stars during the golden age of Hollywood and considered the grandfather of the Hollywood Regency style. Although this property lacks the refined palladian grace and careful symmetry of Woolf’s work, this home is a notable example of intact Hollywood Regency style.
    Features the hallmark mansard roof and porthole windows as well as Pullman-style front doors that are ubiquitous throughout Woolf’s design.
    Stunning and panoramic views of DTLA. If restored tastefully, could really be a fantastic example of the glamour that typified this era.

    Unfortunately, this will most likely be a tear-down.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/8200-Hillside-Ave-Los-Angeles,-CA,-90069_rb/20797667_zpid/

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

      Wow! Thanks for sharing gwenresentsfelix! Woolf is a fascinating character that is worth a deep dive if anyone is interested in this time period. While this house doesn’t seem to exemplify some of his best work, it’s still worthy of being preserved, in my opinion. It wasn’t until picture 28 that I even recognized this as being something he designed. His use of neo-classical symmetry seems to be somewhat lacking here, and the motor court being all paved doesn’t feel right. It does seem like his houses have been fairly well documented, maybe it would be possible to dig up what the house was intended to look like? The fieldstone fireplaces seem entirely out of character to my eye. Regardless, a fascinating glimpse of a time gone by.

      Oh Lordy, I just realized that you said BORROWS heavily from Woolf. Yes, yes it does. Not a Woolf design, but I’ll leave the comment anyway since people might find digging further into his designs and life interesting anyway.

      Thanks!

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      • The fieldstone fireplaces definitely don’t fit with a typical Woolf design as he was known for his floating fireplaces with a window placed directly above the mantel!
        Also, the mansard roof dimensions give a slight hint to a possible concealment of a pre-existing roofline. It could be one of his many remodels that he did in and around Los Angeles during this time. I will have to go check the documentation of his work to be sure. For the price, it would be nice to know!

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

    1964 MCM in Midland MI. 4 bed, 2.5 bath home was designed by Jackson Hallett, 2721 sq’ .64 acre $309K Never seen a home with almost no windows on the front face.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3300-Applewood-Rd_Midland_MI_48640_M30971-67296?view=qv

    Known as the Earl Bennett House, C.1917, is the largest example of an Alden Dow remodeling. In 1935, Mr Dow was commissioned to remodel and enlarge the house which continued till approximately 1940. It ultimately doubled in size incorporating the open porch to a new living room, a library and enlarged dining room. 5 bed, 6 bathrooms, 2 half baths, 2 with showers and 2 more with tubs. On three lots with gardens, ponds and screened gazebo. Odd mix of styles that someone had fun with.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/714-W-Main-St_Midland_MI_48640_M40799-80408?view=qv

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  32. GearGirlGearGirl says: 205 comments
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    1909 Victorian
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Happy Holidays fellow Old House enthusiasts! 🎄

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  33. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2192 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    To Everyone – Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah… whatever holiday you’re celebrating!

    Personally, I’m also celebrating the fact that we’re now on the other side of the winter solstice, and that we now get a few extra minutes of daylight!

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  34. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 672 comments

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

    Posting this home because I’m gobsmacked that at this price the house hasn’t sold. Is it the neighborhood?

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw3tnVqdw78

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  35. OHDdroolerOHDdrooler says: 31 comments
    MI

    Happy Holidays with much love and blessings to Everyone!!!!

  36. natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  37. ManchesterManchester says: 2 comments
    Onondaga, MI

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5633-Main-St_Onondaga_MI_49264_M40204-14788

    This is a link to our 1877 converted church home. We purchased it from the congregation after they built a new building and moved in 2015. All of the renovations have been done by my husband, Shane Manchester.

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  38. Doug GreenDoug Green says: 82 comments
    2000 Spanish Revival
    Eagle, ID

    A little late Merry Christmas to all. I haven’t been posting much as we no longer live in an old home. I looked and couldn’t find if this had been previously posted so here is another So Cal bargain. Just kidding we’ve been in this house several times and it is as good as it gets for craftsman.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/240-N-Grand-Ave-Pasadena-CA-91103/20857582_zpid/

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  39. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 672 comments

    Here’s another ‘why hasn’t this sold’. Time capsule MCM 60’s house in Memphis, TN. Pricy for the neighborhood, but low taxes and such incredible design. Been on the market well over a year. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5715-Sycamore-Grove-Ln_Memphis_TN_38120_M85645-73671

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