January 10, 2020: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11885 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No clue on the house location of the house or who that cute but somewhat alien headed baby was.

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    • MJGMJG says: 1705 comments
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      CT

      These new link Exchanges always make me happy. I love studying old pictures at high resolution.

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    • BoobtubeBoobtube says: 220 comments
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      1984 Post and Beam saltbox
      NY

      That baby has some looooong legs.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 952 comments
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      Look at that christening (?) gown! I have my grandfather’s, framed in glass so it won’t yellow. My great grandmother, an amazing woman, made it, even tatted the lace around the sleeves and hem. My great grandfather, for their early marriage, managed farms. My Great Grandmother would make breakfast for the hands, clean up the kitchen, then go out to the orchards to work alongside the men, make them all lunch, clean up that, and go back out to work. She sent for a loom, and put it together herself, and taught herself to work it. When they “moved to town,” and her husband got a job in a local factory, they bought a house. My grandma decided she wanted a root cellar, so she got these huge boulders and blocks from who knows where, mortared them all together, made a root cellar and installed the shelves. When, years later, she decided she didn’t need the root cellar, she broke it all apart with a sledgehammer, and threw it all in a passageway that lead to a cistern that they didn’t use. She loved lavender, so painted her clawfoot tub and refrigerator, lavender. She had the most wonderful garden, and got her picture in the paper for her huge dahlias, taller than her. She was a seamstress who never used a pattern, and made dresses for so many women in our city. She didn’t want to spend money on a new floor for her sewing room, so she took all the leftover paint she had, interior and exterior, and with a paint brush, she spattered the linoleum with paint-it looked so cool! I wish she could have gone to college. She could have been an engineer of some kind, with her wonderful ingenuity. My parents bought her house, an 1880’s kind of stick built house. It had crystal doorknobs, ornate registers in the ground floor ceilings, a huge round furnace that got replaced after we moved in. The front door was so beautiful. It had window on the top half, and the wood was carved on the bottom, with dental embellishment under the window. When my parents eventually built a house, my mother wished after the fact, that she had taken this door.

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  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 75 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Truth in posting: I do not know Kelly or anyone else who works on this website or who contributes to this forum. With that clarified and as the year gets started, I wanted to suggest in the nicest possible way that those who have not yet done so please consider financially supporting Oldhousedreams.com. Elsewhere, we are required to pay for web content—I subscribe to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Prime, for example—and even though we have access herein to almost all aspects of this site for free and without subscription, I can’t help but think that even more of us really need to voluntarily support the person who has envisioned and maintained one of the best places on the internet for those with a passion for old houses to meet as an online community: great daily listings, wonderful resources and commentary, and always interesting reader feedback and observations. I am sure that visitors here have very different financial circumstances, but assuming you find yourself returning to this website often and have the wherewithal to support Kelly’s work, I hope you will.

    For those who have already helped underwrite OHD, I stand with you for the third consecutive year. And for those who have yet to thank Kelly for her myriad efforts, perhaps you might do so today… or early on in 2020.

    I am SonofSyosset—Kevin or K2 to my friends—and I am proud to support Old House Dreams.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11885 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks SonofSyosset! I appreciate that.

      Here’s the link if anyone is interested:
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/ohd-support/

      I do appreciate anyone that gives, has given or will give. 🙂

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    • Slroulette23Slroulette23 says: 166 comments
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      Son of Syosset,

      Eloquently said. It was less than two weeks after I discovered this site that I became a supporter. It was immediately clear to me that someone (Kelly) was putting in a LOT of time and work on making this site what it is.

      I was instantly impressed by the community, their knowledge and their courtesy.

      I, like Son of Syosset, encourage those who can to support Oldhousedreams.com.

      Happy Friday!

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11885 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        If not for the commenters I’m sure OHD wouldn’t be as successful as it is. Hopefully it’ll stay that way a very long time.

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        • Slroulette23Slroulette23 says: 166 comments
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          I enjoy reading all comments. The knowledge that so many of them have (I would name them all but I fear I’d forget someone) is truly beneficial. So many are on-the-spot researchers who contribute additional information on posts/homes! Y’all, individually and as a team, are awesome!

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    • AVoegAVoeg says: 97 comments
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      Craftsman, Prairie WI

      Good morning! I just did the $12 donation. It’s not much, but I hope it helps. I truly appreciate this site and all of the work you put in to it. I’m not buying a house, but I love to Old House (Day)Dream!

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    • SharonSharon says: 666 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      Easy choice for me. A few dollars a month to OHD or beaucoup bucks a week to a therapist. OHD keeps me sane (except when it comes to bad before and afters 😛)! Thanks, Kelly. You’re a peach!

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  3. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1516 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    Greetings All! I agree with Son of Syosset, we are so lucky to have this forum and the wealth of information that comes with it and all the good work that Kelly does to keep this the wonderful site that it is. Yes!

    Here is what I found interest in this week:

    1883, Fort Plain, NY, 275,000
    Pretty exterior appears to be a work in progress, then and old photo of the home off the lovely details and chimney, Interior is a rich jewel box with lovely ornate details. This one has been posted here before, and it might be nice to compare today’s pictures to when we last saw them, if anyone can track them down.
    Here is the shot that made me think of the last time I saw the house:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87-Main-St-Fort-Plain-NY-13339/31058303_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=0910c3ec-c61f-4405-9592-b3bd9516c94a~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8&mmlb=g,28

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87-Main-St-Fort-Plain-NY-13339/31058303_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=0910c3ec-c61f-4405-9592-b3bd9516c94a~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1516 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    Here are two from 1800 Maine, though very different, I found them both interesting

    1800, Standish, ME, 394,000
    Nice big old house that appears to have a lot going for it. I like the simple qualities and the wallpaper especially.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Ossipee-Trl-E-Standish-ME-04084/299862891_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=4b359bc2-f9d8-4924-8515-f9ffc52759a0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8
    1800, Greenville, ME, 249,000
    And now for something completely different, also from 1800: log cabins
    From the listing: Historic Porcupine camps on Sugar Island, Moosehead’s largest island. Permanent deep water dock, boat house, and 5 log buildings surrounded by State of Maine conservation land. Spectacular views of the water and surrounding mountains. These cabins are in need of repair, but worthy of restoration by someone willing to return them to their former glory.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Sugar-Is-LOT-9-Greenville-ME-04441/2083609707_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=80c17365-06f8-4fb0-9f7a-874483efb13b~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1516 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    1790, Rochester, NY, 191,000
    Posting this poor old seemingly forgotten home because of the possibilities as seen in the interesting ceilings and paneling.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5868-Route-209-Rochester-NY-12446/32862011_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=72fac975-f490-41d0-8add-b56ab964a901~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 445 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      These are the listings I’m always drawn to because it needs saving. Hope the right person comes along.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4939 comments
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      The home of Alexander Storry (1776-1861), a Scottish merchant who settled there after his 1820 marriage to Blandina DeWitt, daughter of a prominent physician with an impressive DAR lineage. Their daughter Janet Hasbrouck ran the farm as a widow for decades and was buried there in 1900. A few layers of interesting details and history!

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 952 comments
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      Are there 2 Rochesters in NY? The map on this has it over by Poughkeepsie. The one I know, is in WNY, and I don’t know that there were any houses there in 1790.

      • Barbara VBarbara V says: 880 comments
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        1800 cottage
        Upstate, NY

        Yes, I was stumped for a minute, also, but this Rochester is in the Shawangunk Mountain region of Ulster County, NY…

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      • Dr.SnyderDr.Snyder says: 63 comments
        1895 PORTAGE, OH

        Gotta love Zillow. Rochester was founded just after the Revolutionary War, so there are houses from the late 18th century, but they’ve been renovated so many times that they hardly reflect the fabric of the era.

        The Genesee Country Museum (https://www.gcv.org/) has some of the oldest structures in the area, including Col. Nathaniel Rochester’s first home. Rochester itself, however, was founded in the early 19th century, so finding structures that predate the founding is hard.

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      • JimHJimH says: 4939 comments
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        The house is in Ulster County – Town of Rochester, Kerhonkson PO. It’s an ancient farming area first settled in the 1670’s.
        There’s a great fun farm across the road, owned by a family that came late to the area when they bought their first farm there in 1730.
        keldersfarm.com

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1516 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    1920, Saranac Lake, NY, 225,000
    From a very ordinary opening shot of the exterior, the interior offers some lovely windows, especially around and above the front door. Now I would love to see more of the exterior. Pretty little house up north.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/61-Clinton-Ave-Saranac-Lake-NY-12983/30428714_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=42999638-7883-40a5-bd6c-56d4e98ef8f2~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1516 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    1966, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 1,195,00

    The exterior is dramatic and I like it. The large living area is dramatic (I secretly wish to view the house empty to just think about the architectural spaces). The private spaces I wish showed the same natural woody vibe the rest of the living space expresses.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38189-Terrace-Rd-Rehoboth-Beach-DE-19971/126526828_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=b78ca345-495e-4cfa-a7d1-1c0a6dbaaeae~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  8. AVoegAVoeg says: 97 comments
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    Craftsman, Prairie WI

    Happy Friday!

    Here’s one from the City I live in that I’m not sure if I posted before or not.

    1890 Victorian – Monroe WI.
    “The Dollhouse” as I have always called it since I was little. Currently used as a bed and breakfast. Lots of original wood work, beautiful fretwork, a claw foot tub. If you can look past the clutter of decor and furniture, this is really lovely.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/443-S-Main-St_Lake-Mills_WI_53551_M80587-23475#photo20

    1853 Italianate?- Jefferson, WI
    Great exterior – but no photos of inside of the cupola/belvedere. Lots of beautiful original wood work inside. Large spacious rooms. Bonus, the basement is super cool and includes a wine cellar.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/323-Merchants-Ave_Fort-Atkinson_WI_53538_M83956-00595#photo0

    1908 Craftsman – Lake Mills, WI
    BEAUTIFUL wood and built ins. Kitchen and bath needs to be re done to the period, but I couldn’t help posting the original wood.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/168-W-Lake-Park-Pl_Lake-Mills_WI_53551_M82583-74799#photo2

    1920 Cape Cod – Watertown WI
    Lots of beautiful original wood and built ins. I believe the kitchen cabinets are original! A little bit of work on this one and it could be even more charming.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/506-Dewey-Ave_Watertown_WI_53094_M88031-61577#photo7

    1890 Queen Anne – Lake Mills, WI
    Posting mostly for the exterior and the awesome front door, but there are some nice original features inside and I think the updates are tastefully done. There is a lot of painted woodwork though which is a shame.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/443-S-Main-St_Lake-Mills_WI_53551_M80587-23475#photo20

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    • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 445 comments
      1930 carriage house
      Bethlehem, CT

      The Italianate is what really stands out to me in this bunch. The woodwork is gorgeous, but that picture window in the sunroom! Wowsa. Think about what it took to make that. And while you’ll never catch me adding a wallpaper border to a clawfoot tub, some of the wallpaper in the house is actually pretty cool.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6036 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Dang, AV; that Ft. Atkinson, (house 2), place is something else again… TY for posting! It sure is an 1853 Italianate; under one of the most extensive, quality, late Victorian / into Edwardian, re-dos around. WOW.

      You can still quite clearly see the original form; right up to the original lantern, (“cupola”), with it’s super rare, still extant, steeple / belfry! Cool!
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ft-atkinson-wi-1853-a1.jpg
      Here’s a generic example of the same, rather common form of the period:
      https://mysticseacaptain.com/assets/img/Front-spring.jpg
      Do you see it now? 🙂

      Methinks a subsequent generation in the builders’ family wanted to stay put; but also wanted to say, “Look at us! we done gooood.”. Heheheh. Those QUALITY, coach lamps all over the place are undoubtedly from the period; and along with all the great interior fixtures, are saying, “We have electricity – and lots of it!”. Must have looked a wonder all lit up at night at the time; and likely still does. The thing must have been the talk of the town for miles around; especially that COLOSSAL, plate glass window in the solarium! That thing is STILL mind boggling today. Imagine what it must have looked like to +or- 1900, Atkinson townsfolk! I would NOT want to be the kid who hits a baseball through THAT sucker! Heheheh.
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/459c488bfcc5f749df64c07375e0b68bl-c1538696919xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg
      That DR into solarium is like nothing I’ve ever seen. Woooowwwwww.
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/459c488bfcc5f749df64c07375e0b68bl-c262778529xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/459c488bfcc5f749df64c07375e0b68bl-c376154154xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg

      How very fortunate that so many wonderful, early lighting fixtures remain.

      This is another one I really want to see again in five years after someone with good taste has had their way with it.

      Choice! Thanks’ again, AV.

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      • dwr7292dwr7292 says: 445 comments
        1930 carriage house
        Bethlehem, CT

        Ha Jay. I like where you’re headed with this. Sometimes fun to imagine what happened with this house and many others. Sometimes the story is the house, sometimes the house is a vehicle for the story. The Jefferson family was obviously quite proud, and it reflects the changes made to the house likely close to 50 or so years after it was built. They made that “outdated” house shine again. That’s almost what interests me more about old houses. How they were lived in and what role they played in the lives of the people that were there.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6036 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Seemed obvious, Don; but I could be wrong. Just educated guessing as always. Why else though would someone go to such drastic lengths to retain an old house like that instead of just building a new one or tearing the rather smaller, much simpler, earlier house down and starting over. Had to be the same family – IMO.

          >The Jefferson family
          Did you find some info.? I was rather hoping Jim would take an interest in it and find the skinny.

          >what interests me more about old houses
          For sure: especially examples like this which evolve in (mostly) good ways over time. They are the most fun to dream about; and wonder.

          Wasn’t it you who posted the updated 59 Ostego listing a couple of weeks ago? That’s another absolute classic, fascinating, great old house evolution puzzle over the course of two or three major design changes, (mostly for the better). Super interesting.

          https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/59-Otsego-St_Canajoharie_NY_13317_M47787-25269

          https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/08/22/1860-italianate-canajoharie-ny/

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      • JimHJimH says: 4939 comments
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        The history of the Fort Atkinson house is well doc’d, known as the Arthur R. Hoard House for the prominent 5th owner who expanded it in the 1890’s and lived there for almost 50 years.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_R._Hoard_House
        https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Property/HI6740

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6036 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Thanks’ Jim. Theory demolished. I wonder why Hoard didn’t just build a new house at the time? Thrift, maybe; but thrift doesn’t seem to have been much on his mind considering the improvements. Huh.

  9. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 445 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    Hello all! A few new interesting listings that have caught my eye this week.

    Always something interesting in West Hartford to show you. This is a 1932 brick Tudor/Norman Revival retaining a lot of period elements and is listed for $649k. I particularly love the study with its painted map on the paneling and that green-tiled bath on the second floor. I love seeing floor plans, and this one looks eminently liveable almost 90 years later.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/24-Sulgrave-Rd_West-Hartford_CT_06107_M37481-14596

    For just $49k, This 1873 Italianate with some Greek Revival Elements in Winchester, Ct could be yours. This is sort of an interesting mashup to me, such strong and deep exaggerated eaves are quite a pleasing detail. It’s gonna need everything, but at this price? How could you go wrong?

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/136-Meadow-St_Winsted_CT_06098_M46754-53607

    This 1740 Cape in Thomaston, Ct has been in the same family for nearly 60 years and is listed for a skosh over 200k. I wish the realtor had counseled them to remove some of the things because it is hard to see past, but it’s a nice old place. I love the deep charcoal exterior with the gold door.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/215-S-Main-St_Thomaston_CT_06787_M43306-04206

    And finally, a 1918 (likely 40yrs earlier) Victorian in Meriden, Ct listed for $240k. Don’t gasp when you see the updates! The reason I’m showing this house are the few details that have escaped remodeling over time. Even from the outside, those gorgeous double doors have survived. The fabulous faux painted Eastlake fireplace, hidden behind a sofa! Take a browse upstairs. HOW did a copper tub manage to survive through repeated remodelings? Just incredible to me.

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  10. MWMW says: 877 comments

    Happy Friday everybody. I saw this posted in the local news website, San Francisco Victorian, one of the famous ones photographed a lot. “Only” $2.75M for a possible interior “gut job”! The exterior has been kept up for the photos I guess. But the interior is surprisingly quite a disaster. I sort of can’t imagine people were living in that, and likely paying a lot of money to do it. But it looks like the interior still has enough original material left to do a commendable restoration. I hope whoever gets it, does more of that than a “gut job” and HGTV clone. But sadly I suspect it will be the later. It will probably get bought by a developer and flipped for max profit. 2 years from now we’ll likely be seeing the $10M version of it.

    https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/SF-Painted-Ladies-on-the-market-interior-14960526.php#photo-18856596

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  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1516 comments
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    1980/2010 board & batten modern

    I have been interested in an alternative to houses in clapboard, stone or brick (etc.) for some time. In college I remember playing cards out in a friend’s pop-up while it rained outside (he also owned a Packard hearse,and an old Land Cruiser smile). Year’s later I lived in a small trailer while working at a horse barn, more for fun than a living. A few years ago our local auto museum had an Airstream show. It was a Blast! I have wanted to post something here regarding these old mobile homes. I love how they fit what we have come to expect into a smaller square footage-not to try and let it be what it is, but to what we expect for our comfort and style.
    I have wanted to find some adds for vintage trailers, but come up with something (so far), less than appealing. Here are a few articles on vintage adds that I found appealing-at least for the pictures of the old adds, I hope you will enjoy.
    Any one else have an interest for an Airstream in their lives?

    https://mobilehomeliving.org/2-story-mobile-homes/
    https://rvshare.com/blog/amazing-vintage-mobile-restoration/

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6036 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Split level trailers. That’s a first for me! 🙂 Cool.

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    • MWMW says: 877 comments

      I’ve never heard of that either. Seems so glamorous, at least in the ads, lol! Kind of makes the current small house on a trailer movement seem a bit naive, already been done before, even better.

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  12. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 445 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    I have to add this clip from the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz movie ‘The Long Long Trailer”. I love the idea of having one, Kimberly but I would be scared to death trying to drive with it behind me. I suppose there’s a learning curve but YEESH!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYK9xz8UmCU

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  13. Anne M.Anne M. says: 778 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Hi, Dreamers – lots of great links on here today!
    Here are a few I found this week:
    1845 Greek Revival in Danville, VT $249,900 Very handsome exterior (interior is nice, too) attached barn & 21 acres
    1935 Cabin in the woods of Maplecrest, NY for $105,000 very impressive wood stove
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/825-Big-Hollow-Rd-Maplecrest-NY-12454/2081586942_zpid/
    1913 Springfield, MA $199,413 (clever price – Springfield’s area code is 413) very welcoming house
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/52-Stratford-Ter-Springfield-MA-01108/56229983_zpid/
    1790 built in NY state and moved to Arlington, VT $215,000 there is also a small cottage on the property, a Swedish kit house.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/534-Warm-Brook-Rd-Arlington-VT-05250/75424511_zpid/
    Last but not least, The Wilcox Tavern 1739, in Charlestown, RI for 1.5 million, includes separate building with 4 one bed-room apartments. Drive 5-10 minutes to a half-dozen of some of RI’s most beautiful beaches.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5153-Old-Post-Rd-Charlestown-RI-02813/2081504169_zpid/

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  14. nailwhacker Petenailwhacker Pete says: 66 comments
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    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    Designed by architect Alexander Selkirk, sort of craftsman. C.1910 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3392 sq’, almost full acre lot. Another home with a great porch. Well landscaped, open floor plan with high ceilings, original woodwork, alabaster lighting and heavy plaster moldings. 2 LRs, 2 master suites on main floor. Summer kitchen and wine cellar in basement. 685K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2-Manning-Blvd_Albany_NY_12203_M45271-13329?view=qv

    1925 HUD house 30K! 4 bed, 1 bath, 1560 sq’, 6534 sq’ lot. Has most of original stained woodwork, flooring, stained glass and main staircase.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2134-Fairview-Ave_Schenectady_NY_12306_M48088-86745?view=qv

    25 room Italianate Renaissance C.1902, 5 bed, 5.5 bath 7300 sq’, acre walled lot. Exceptional wood work, ornate moldings, original hardware, marble framed fireplace, butlers pantry. Sweeping main staircase with Hindu god newl post. 1,250,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/345-Guy-Park-Ave_Amsterdam_NY_12010_M47395-72398?view=qv

    C.1880 converted carriage house. 4 bed, 2 bath, 2760 sq’, 6534 lot. Not my style but nice to see what can happen to an old building conversion. Upper floor is really interesting. 175K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/76-Stewart-St_Amsterdam_NY_12010_M47741-92458?view=qv

    C.1928? Victorian Renovation started. 4 bed, 3 bath, 2428 sq’, 5000 lot. Yes, it needs a lot of work but with a $29,900 price, there should be someone interested. Entry flooring and main staircase should be an indicator of whats there. Darn, this went pending this afternoon.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/49-Storrie-St_Amsterdam_NY_12010_M32720-65476?view=qv

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  15. JohnNJohnN says: 98 comments
    Denver, CO

    Here’s a Sternberg designed home, one of the few remaining in Wichita

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1235-N-Waco-Ave_Wichita_KS_67203_M75832-94699#photo36

    Here’s one that could be a stunner with a buyer with the right vision

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1235-N-Waco-Ave_Wichita_KS_67203_M75832-94699#photo36

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  16. Just came on the market in Annapolis, MD for $1.55M: Georgian House, an 18th-century home. 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. 2,770 sq feet. on 2.5 floors, plus an attic and basement.

    Here’s the full listing: https://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/170-duke-of-gloucester-st-annapolis-md-21401-id344789310.html

    DESCRIPTION: Set in the heart of the historic district, The Georgian House is one of Annapolis’ oldest homes. Built in 1747 (tax records show 1704) and frequented by many influential members of society, including signers of the Declaration of Independence, the home features many modern upgrades yet retains every bit of its old world elegance. Step from the cobblestone street onto original red pine flooring in the gracious entry hall flanked by parlor, living and dining rooms, country kitchen, mudroom, office and main level bedroom suite. Five bedrooms and Five gleaming tile bathrooms feature sixteen-inch walls that evoke the atmosphere of a romantic retreat. Two of the lofty bedrooms are nestled in the rafters with the original, exposed wood beams making this house a walk through time. The intimate garden features brick patio, mature trees, wisteria arbor, and well-maintained landscaping. Conveniently located moments away from the State Capitol building, Naval Academy, Annapolis City Marina, and Annapolis Yacht Club, plus historic attractions and bustling Main Street social scene. Owners have invested over $250,000 in upgrades, including sprinkler system, heating and air conditioning systems, exterior shutters, and much, much more.

    Currently a popular bed and breakfast in great condition. Turnkey, fully licensed B&B business sold separately.

    You can see a RealVision 360-degree tour of the home here: https://real.vision/my/170-duke-of-gloucester-street

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  17. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 445 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    This is a very interesting Shingle Style/Colonial Revival wreck that’s been condemned in Norwich, Ct just listed for 60k. The town has it listed at 1854, but that seems at least 30 years too early. At 9 bucks a square foot, the Grey Gardens vibe is strong. I hope this house is saved by someone that sees its value.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/253-Broadway_Norwich_CT_06360_M37741-44353

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1516 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      Grey Gardens indeed, I think who ever photographed this was interested in the spectacle and not the house in some of the pictures. Poor house.

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    • MWMW says: 877 comments

      It does look like it was a pretty nice house at one point, but far from it now. The house is definitely a wreck. But wrecks can be fixed if there is a desire and enough money and effort. Hopefully drug making wasn’t involved or it will be for sure a tear down. Hard to tell by the photos. But whatever was going on in there wasn’t a good situation. That photo of the doll in the fireplace certainly won’t help sell it, that’s for sure, seems a bit unnecessary. That carriage house looks pretty nice too. This would be a great place fixed back up.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Sad sight to see. The approximately $15,000 a year in taxes is a formidable challenge when the restoration costs are added in. For those brave souls willing to take on such a challenge there should be some kind of tax relief in place for a specified number of years-I can only imagine the taxes doubling after a painstaking renovation/restoration has taken place. When I visited Illinois last September, a couple of locals I spoke to said the reason a number of fine period homes looked neglected is that owners are truly afraid that better maintenance could cost them in additional taxes. Not a very preservation friendly scenario for owners of historic homes. Some areas of the country are going to lose large numbers of their historic housing stock if good maintenance automatically translates into higher taxes.

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      • MWMW says: 877 comments

        Add in poorly rated local schools and you can forget about any families with school aged kids being willing to either help restore them or buy them after they’ve been restored. Which makes it a lot less economically sensible to restore them in the 1st place. When you see a nice big old house for a reasonable price, you can almost bet the schools in the area are not rated very highly. But high taxes AND poor schools, that’s a bad combination that is all too common.

  18. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 775 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Although built in 1964, this Frank McCall historic reproduction design (Colonial Revival?) has style and detailing which will please many old house lovers. On 8 acres in southern Georgia (almost Florida) it seems a lot of house for the money at $315K. 1964, Quitman, GA, $315K. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/812-Old-Madison-Rd_Quitman_GA_31643_M53778-52907#photo0

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  19. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 30 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Gothic MASTERPIECE of over 3,300 sq. ft. in Willow Street, PA. 30 acres, but write-up implies more land available. Be sure to check out the barns – EPIC, along with the 1.599M asking price:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/112-W-Kendig-Rd_Willow-Street_PA_17584_M35239-25710?view=qv

    • JimHJimH says: 4939 comments
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      An unbelievable place! Built in 1874 for John Kendig (1815-1896), at least influenced by Philadelphia architect Isaac Hobbs if not designed by him. A log house on the property dates from about 1740 – the farm was in the Kendig family from 1711 until recently, and may still be!

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 775 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I’ve long admired this home from a distance while driving past. As I recall from the listing there are several rental units scattered about the property, the income from which may justify (or at least make less scary) the asking price.

  20. VictorianloveVictorianlove says: 12 comments
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    Colorado Springs, CO

    Another cool but large and pricey home. I guess it called old house dreams for a reason 😂
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1105-W-4th-St-Red-Wing-MN-55066/74842271_zpid/

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  21. AnnieKAnnieK says: 20 comments
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    Las Vegas, NV

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2020-01-13/chula-vista-firefighters-attack-blaze-in-historic-home-built-in-1880s
    I hope this link works. The Cordrey House is one of the few remaining Orchard Homes in my hometown of Chula Vista, CA. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the top floors can be saved/salvaged/rebuilt. My family was sending me texts this morning because they know how dear these houses are to me.

  22. https://historichometeam.com/property/historic-fleagle-house-c-1840/
    The Historic Fleagle House c.1840 is a charming updated log home, located in the historic town of Frizzellburg, Maryland. A beautiful, well maintained home with exposed interior log walls and a fenced yard backing to a park, and like many homes in historic Frizzellburg, the Fleagle House has a roomy front porch. Early 20th century additions to this 2 story log home, provide modern amenities, including a kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, extra bedroom, and more recently, a delightful deck that is ideal for entertaining. Steeped in history and thoughtfully preserved, with a nod to 21st century living, this is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, close to Westminster, Baltimore & DC, yet a world away.

  23. VictorianloveVictorianlove says: 12 comments
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    Colorado Springs, CO

    Couldn’t resist sharing this one. Such a gorgeous VERY large house and in a really cool state. Can I please win the lottery haha.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/679-George-Hill-Rd-Lancaster-MA-01523/2091752857_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1516 comments
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      1980/2010 board & batten modern

      It amazes me that you can get over 21,000 sq ft and 55 acres for two 1/2 million dollars. The size of the house must be the obstacle and the cost to run it.

  24. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 124 comments
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    TX

    Bethel, CT Circa 1801 (with a posted remodel date in 1920’s, but I suspect there have been many more along the way…)
    $250,000 4 beds, 3 baths, and 2,780 sqft

    This stone and stucco house really jumped out at me as something you don’t see every day. I’d love to hear the input from folks here who wouldn’t mind sharing their insight. Thanks a bunch in advance, everybody!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29-Sunset-Hill-Rd-Bethel-CT-06801/57232900_zpid/?

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  25. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Ok, probably not in the perfect location (doesn’t look too bad in streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/vbs6q3XSv1QusZSMA ) but here’s a 16 room-8 beds, 3 full baths towered brick Italianate in Toledo, Ohio, for only $12,888 !!!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1022-N-Superior-St-Toledo-OH-43604/34681827_zpid/ Listing mentions its on the National Register of Historic Places/local historic district. At that price, I expected to see a gutted interior but far from it. True, it clearly needs work (probably a new roof to begin with) but I’ve rarely seen a mansion grade home with so many original details at such a low price. Any urban-pioneers-in- waiting out there? This could be someone’s dream Victorian if they are willing to put in the work and investment to bring it back. WOW!

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 897 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Posted earlier today. 🙂

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Almost seems like an odd coincidence. No matter, I’m just glad to see it on the site and pray a low rent landlord doesn’t buy it for a cheap rental-it deserves a better fate. With it being in the Vistula Historic District there’s at least hope that a preservation minded buyer will be the next owner.

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 897 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          I don’t know what that is suppose to mean but it’s new to the market, today was Ohio search day, I saw it and immediately added it to the site.

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          • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5363 comments
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            1889 Eastlake Cottage
            Fort Worth, TX

            Nothing negative intended, I assure you. I had found the Toledo Zillow listing in my inbox and a little earlier had checked OHD for any new properties and didn’t see it posted at the time. Then I saw mention that it had already been posted, hence my comment-great minds think alike, no?

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