January 17, 2020: Link Exchange

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  1. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 54 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Is that a candle holder by the front door??

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  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 102 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Potter Hall is an early 19th century Federal brick home (listed as 1740 in this link but widely cited elsewhere as 1808, though the original mid-18th-century structure first built on the site may well have been incorporated) with four bedrooms and three baths in Denton, Maryland, overlooking the Choptank River. The exterior photos are really nice, but the limited number of room shots could use upgrading. With over 6000 square feet of interior space—12-foot ceilings on the first floor, 13-foot ceilings on the second floor, according to the listing—this home sits on 3.25 acres and is selling for $690,000 (or $111 per square foot). I might be wrong, but this property certainly seems as though it could be special after restoration. Semi-subliminal sign-off from SonofSyosset: support Kelly and OHD in 2020.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8128-Martin-Ln-Denton-MD-21629/2082363781_zpid/

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  3. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    I love the look of a one story house and the proportions of roof to facade, neat.
    Nice to see some horses in the picture. I guess pictured here to show their wealth? I tried side saddle once, not something I would aspire to.

    Here is what I found of interest this week:

    1907, Altadena, CA, 3,995,000
    From the listing: “Zane Grey Estate…The legacy of famed Western novelist Zane Grey and the architectural Brilliance of Chicago architect Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey (also designed the Rose Bowl ,Huntington Library and other notable California landmarks)”

    Spanish style with a turn of the century feel with dark wood, tiled fireplaces, old pantry. (and I do enjoy their furniture/decor choices). Then some old pictures and a painting of the home. At over 7000 sq ft, what a wonderful place to roam around in.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/396-E-Mariposa-St-Altadena-CA-91001/20914946_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=6a5994e7-6cc4-4265-97dc-b10db79b0bb4~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1964, Palm Springs, 2,995,000
    From the listing: designed in 1964 by acclaimed local master architects Albert Frey and Robson Chambers. The house presents as a simple series of linked boxes set off by dramatic aluminum sunscreens designed by the office of Frank Lloyd Wright
    What I love about this place is the intricate machine age influenced metal screens in sort of a copper color which looks so nice with the pale pink exterior. The interior compliments the mod furniture and décor choices, but if I had my druthers, a bit more MCM wood would be included. The pool area/backyard is very serene with tall hedges and the mountains beyond.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1415-N-Camino-Centro-Palm-Springs-CA-92262/18023603_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=50ef1410-6dfc-427e-a6eb-df2f2a02dae0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1961, Encino, CA, 2,873,500
    From the listing: “The Doctor and Mrs. Eugene Erman Residence. Original owner. Published custom built 1961 Richard Neutra AIA. Exceptional one-level mid-century modern classic has great open floor plan and walls of glass overlooking pool and jetliner views of the valley lights and mountains beyond.”
    Aaaaah! I would listen to Erik Satie in the morning and Count Basie as the sun was going down. I like how this home was designed for the view, but also for privacy. Very comfortable home and how special it would be to take it on as the next steward from the original owners.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/16533-Oldham-St-Encino-CA-91436/19994516_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=27257887-2853-4758-907f-7ff3a616e5cc~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      A true “machine for living”. Bit beyond spare for my tastes; but I get it.

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    • JkleebJkleeb says: 284 comments
      Seattle, WA

      I thought this was a bit plain at first, but then I looked at it on a larger screen and really love it–especially the sliding panels to close off the rooms. I like way too much clutter in my life however to live here though.

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1919, Elkin, NC, 143,550
    Isn’t this house interesting on the exterior with its (IMO unusual) decorative elements? I so want to see inside, especially when they are listing as selling as-is and the exterior looks so good. Hmmmm………

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/371-Gwyn-Ave-Elkin-NC-28621/78359138_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=aeaeb9f3-91a8-414b-8d3a-bda254e32910~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1850, Granville Summit, PA, 60,000
    Poor sad soldier, the description sounds like such a wonderful place, until you hear a 2018 tornado took the roof off exposing it to the elements and hate to say it required a “full gut job”. Gladly they say the structure is sound and will only sell to somebody who will sign an agreement to restore and not demolish.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6637-Route-514-Granville-Summit-PA-16926/107341967_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=d6ca2168-3452-40fd-ae06-3f9bd39131c0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Yikes! This is a “has potential” listing, ripe for OHD, if there was one. Would be THRILLING to see someone put that sucker back to 1850, (I’d have guessed a little earlier). I’ll be shocked if it doesn’t get posted – fast.

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1904, Baltimore, MD, 695,000
    Shingled home with a lovely dark molding and paneled interior, leaded and stained glass windows, old pantry

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/116-Ridgewood-Rd-Baltimore-MD-21210/36592828_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=92485df9-f256-417e-9b10-888f8c2515f6~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      A shingled Colonial Revival / Neoclassical with hints of OTHER. Curious! Great interior. I can’t imagine she won’t love this one too. Good stuff!

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  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1873, Truckee, CA, 1,800,000
    Love the porch with its numerous arched windows and delicate lacy wood decoration. Just look at the view from inside! Lots of original details remain in this house previously used as a restaurant commercial space. I would like to see this building without the modern stairs out front.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10292-Donner-Pass-Rd-Truckee-CA-96161/2123960895_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=bf56f009-3f03-45a8-994d-43224206c0f8~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1917, San Francisco, CA, 1,299,000
    Cute little button of a house, looks to have some Chalet-esque qualities to the façade, inside, Arts and Crafts woodwork. Past the kitchen, it gets rather plain.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/466-40th-Ave-San-Francisco-CA-94121/15092564_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=f5d61978-ca17-4242-aedb-d85545f4f2c2~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1930, Santa Ana, CA, 789,000
    Love the entryway, arched ceilings, rounded corners on the doorways and windows, and the dining room painted in carmine and the ceiling in a greenish gold with that lovely chandelier and all those windows-a treat. A koi pond with overhanging deck…I could spend a lot of time there. And we end with some old pictures to think about the history.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1330-S-Broadway-St-Santa-Ana-CA-92707/25097342_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=036f07b8-9a80-4d66-9d6a-139d8f222a25~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  12. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    lastly one final California home:

    1912, Riverside, CA, 749,000
    From the listing: “Leroy Simms House. A large Mission Revival or Prairie Style home Perched along the mountain side in the Mt Rubidoux Historic District of Downtown Riverside. Featuring Picturesque Panoramic Views of the city. Designed by Pasadena noted architect Lester S. Moore, and built by H.L. Travers & Sons in 1912.”
    I love the large windows to take in the view, nice wood moulding and old fixtures. I love the paneled living room with the bit of detail/trim to accentuate how special this is.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3811-Mount-Rubidoux-Dr-Riverside-CA-92501/17830851_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=99c8529b-84cd-46dc-b1fa-dd751e7345fd~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • JefsndyJefsndy says: 134 comments
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      1915 Craftsman
      Orange, CA

      I looked at this one awhile ago-it is peached on a rather odd lot, steep to get to, or you have to park above and walk down to. Very cool house though in a great neighborhood. Will be there tomorrow looking at the home on University.

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  13. BethanyBethany says: 3512 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Wow lots of California today. I was inspired to check for old houses for sale in this little town through which we regularly drive when going up to the San Bernadino mountains from the San Diego area.
    1886 in Mentone, CA $729K This is a pretty neat property with several buildings on it. It’s very visible from the main drag and has commercial potential, as the listing says.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2048-Mentone-Blvd-Mentone-CA-92359/17375959_zpid/

    1926 in Mentone, CA $625K A sunny bright gem in this little gateway town–one direction goes up the mountain for water fun on Big Bear Lake or skiing in the winter at the resorts there. The other direction leads to LA, San Diego, and all things SoCal. But it’s a very small town itself–you drive down the road to Redlands to go to Target, etc.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9100-Sapphire-Ave-Mentone-CA-92359/17374992_zpid/

  14. ddbackerddbacker says: 508 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    I’d love to be in California today. We and much of the country are getting ice!

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  15. MikeMike says: 370 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    Here is a bargain-priced 1876 brick mansion not too far from me: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2606-Washington-Ave_Cairo_IL_62914_M98039-25518?view=qv Cairo is an old river town situated at the point where the Ohio and Mississippi rivers converge; the town went through a horrible decline in the 60s and 70s, but now seems to have at least leveled out. The downtown commercial district is a ghost town, but the neighborhood around this house is fairly nice, and features several other large mansions from the mid 19th century, including Riverlore and Magnolia Manor. I have been down this street, but it has been a few years; still very impressive. About 45 minutes from Paducah KY.

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  16. JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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    Great old photo! It’s always interesting to see old photos of residential water towers from around 1900. Often connected to windmills to pump the water up, they were necessary for pressure to use indoor plumbing for homes not connected to municipal water systems. For all the old houses we’ve seen on OHD, I can recall only a handful of surviving water towers.

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  17. ca. 1890 Queen Anne for $1,000.00

    LISTING: https://public-gslb.epropertyplus.com/landmgmtpub/remote/public/property/viewSummary?parcelNumber=31150008600000250240000000

    PHOTO: https://www.facebook.com/greatersyracuselandbank/photos/pcb.2520730844851521/2520730611518211/?type=3&theater

    Number of Bedrooms: 3
    Number of Bathrooms: 2
    Number of Half-Baths: 0
    Number of Stories: 2
    Building Total Square Footage: 2056
    Parcel Total Square Footage: 5000
    Year Built: 1890
    Zoning District: RA
    Listing Comments: This property will need approximately $200k in renovations. Originally a beautiful and prominent single family home now a legal 2-unit. Still has some pocket doors, Palladian window, wrap around porch, intricate plaster detailed ceilings, rounded rooms. Has MAJOR water damage and MAJOR foundation reconstruction needed. Must provide proof of funds to schedule showing. Serious inquiries only. Buyer to provide itemized reno specs
    Owner / Buyer: Greater Syracuse Land Bank

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  18. RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I had some cool stuff to share today, but Kimberly’s choice links, (and I didn’t even get through them all yet), took all my time. Oh well. 🙂

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  19. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1016 comments
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    22-room Colonial Revival boarding house, c. 1916, in Chappell, Nebraska: $98,500.00

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/802-2nd-St-Chappell-NE-69129/107157899_zpid/

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    • JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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      Like all apartment buildings, it’s basically a box with a bunch of rooms. This one is exceptionally well-detailed and the living spaces feel homey and comfortable. It proves that people can live in one room with dignity!

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  20. PEPPERPEPPER says: 2 comments

    Anybody able to tell me where I can find a Florida Cracker House with pictures? These houses were built 1890-1910 by homesteaders in Florida. They were built on heart pine blocks just slightly off the ground, and had a center hall with front and back porches and rooms just off the hall on both sides. The kitchen was often outside. Thanks for your help. PS I do not see any examples on this site.

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

    A remarkably cold day here in the Connecticut countryside! This winter has been so mild that I’ve become accustomed to doing without gloves and hats! Not today. In any case, here’s what’s new on the market that I’ve found interesting.

    I know many may not see anything at $195k a real bargain for some parts of the country, but this 1860 Folk Victorian in Oxford, Ct is an unusual find given its price and that it’s not a much older house. We don’t often see too many Victorians in our little country towns. Nowadays Oxford has become a bedroom community to a few smaller cities and very popular with the McMansion set. While it’s nothing extraordinary, it’s got a lot of nice vintage detail that could be restored, and a small plot of land with outbuildings and inground pool needing some love.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/489-Quaker-Farms-Rd_Oxford_CT_06478_M43966-73390

    This 1700 Colonial in Litchfield, Ct is listed for $675k. I’ve been watching its restoration over the last 5 years or so, and while it has been country chic-ified to appeal to weekenders, it’s still a nicely done house.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/30-Milton-Rd_Litchfield_CT_06759_M44196-69809

    An 1801 spooky stucco and stone house in Bethel Ct for $250k that likely got a big Victorian-era addition/s. It’s been changed much along the way, but I enjoy the accretion of elements over time that lends much character. I love the parlor stove and the kitchen. Well, that’s a kitchen I’d be happy with. Obviously, it needs some love.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/29-Sunset-Hill-Rd_Bethel_CT_06801_M38837-28174

    If anyone has a spare 10 million lying around, here’s Lightning Tree Farm in Millbrook New York. An 1850 estate with multiple dwellings, horse barns, and a heliport on almost 300 acres. It’s being touted as a Greek Revival but, I’d say more of a Colonial Revival flight of fancy that was heavily modified in the teens maybe? Some striking interior details and a real flair for drama. A nice Chinese pagoda folly and lots of whimsy. Forget being jealous of the owners, I’m jealous of their horses.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/543-N-Mabbettsville-Rd_Millbrook_NY_12545_M45475-76152?ex=NY2909275921

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  22. RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Name that view , (without cheating):
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/erioclloydwrightmalibu2.jpg
    Cheating is fine, of course; just don’t post the answer if you cheated. 🙂

    Image theme:
    https://youtu.be/C8LYOyqJE7k

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  23. Anne M.Anne M. says: 891 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Hi, new to the market in Springfield, MA is an 1896 for $449,000. Beautiful wainscoting and built-ins. The street itself has some gorgeous houses but there is an empty lot next door & a very visible parking lot behind. It might be a good idea to invest in some arbor vitae!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/104-Bowdoin-St_Springfield_MA_01109_M41275-86505?ex=MA2908619703
    An 1850 in an idyllic setting on 247 acres in Hawley, MA for $395,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Dodge-Corner-Rd_Hawley_MA_01339_M49843-78975
    1840 in Fairhaven, MA for $350,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/336-Main-St-Fairhaven-MA-02719/56836547_zpid/
    and finally this 1928 in Providence, RI $1,135,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Westford-Rd-Providence-RI-02906/65985962_zpid/
    Have a nice weekend!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Anne, I like the Hawley property and the RI house is so interesting on the exterior-love that door! I was hoping the inside spoke the same language, but still all nice shares

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  24. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1899. Oh my. Ohhhhhhhh my. Bargain-o-rama.
    Gorgeous, gorgeous home. $80K

    Dayton, OH:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/507-Mclain-St-Dayton-OH-45403/35078956_zpid/

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  25. MarypriceMaryprice says: 1 comments
    Hanover, PA

    Welcome to the Captain Peter John Ickes House, circa 1760. Located in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, this 2-story log and stone structure has been totally restored and professionally decorated from the cedar shake roof to the wide plank floors. Priced at $460,000, this home still maintains many of the original features such as exposed beams, log walls, moldings, 12″ deep window sills, and an early 19th c. mantle and pot trammel.
    Additionally, there is a 24 x 48 commercial building currently being used as an antique shop. It’s a must see!

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kFNIgyYPy6Rkg6T3caVeo2agIhjRS7dD

    https://www.homeinhanover.com/p/14-E-King-Street-Abbottstown-PA-17301/dmgid_135756433?oid=034101874&

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  26. Tea TymeTea Tyme says: 61 comments
    Many Chatsworth, CA

    That looks like Malibu to me.

  27. JRCJRC says: 145 comments
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    1929 Georgian
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Brook Lodge, Augusta MI, the former summer home of the Upjohn family and longtime hospitality and retreat center, is officially on the market.

    The asking price for the 82-acre property at 6535 North 42nd St. in the village Augusta is $1,999,500. It includes 16 buildings and eight cottages with a combined 48 guest rooms, a conference hall and dining hall.
    https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/6535-N-42nd-St-Augusta-MI/17586746/

    http://www.upjohn.net/brooklodge/other/memories.htm

  28. JRCJRC says: 145 comments
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    1929 Georgian
    Grand Rapids, MI

    $1.18M Grosse Pointe mansion is original down to its fridge that takes up a wall

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/real-estate/michigan-house-envy/2020/01/18/grosse-pointe-mansion-for-sale-charles-platt/4454526002/

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  29. JoeJoe says: 748 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    Holland-Claggett Farm c.1830 Montgomery County historic farm, 11.53 private acres, house, a tenant house and a caretaker’s house, barns, mature trees and adjoins park. Between DC and Baltimore. 3420 Squ.ft, $749,900.
    https://www.redfin.com/MD/Brookeville/2240-Brighton-Dam-Rd-20833/home/109287117

  30. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1024 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is an interesting 1930’s brick house, with a classic 1930’s auto garage and another old storefront building in Accord, NY, for $525,000. It is listed as “pending”, but is unusual enough to deserve a look (and some of you may enjoy the Cadillac chair):
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/23-Main-St_Accord_NY_12404_M47263-07004?view=qv

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  31. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 54 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Sending mostly because of the HUGE oak tree and the interesting 1930s shop building. Would love to see the inside of that! Premont, TX – Prairie Style, over 3K sq ft and on nearly 4 acres, built 1909, $249.9K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/103-N-Bernice-St_Premont_TX_78375_M71347-96909?view=qv

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Tony, I’m not sure there is much formal Prairie style in this large house but it is from the correct time period for anything Prarie style-like. I recall a very similar house on the outskirts of the small town of St. Jo up near Nocona, Texas, and another that stood near the town of Ranger, Texas (a ranch headquarters of a pioneer Eastland County family) but it was demolished many years ago, I was privileged to be given a tour of the house back in the 1970’s by an elderly member named Helen and I believe the family name was Hagaman. (sp?) She mentioned her son was a NYC Broadway producer but she lived in a small house near the large ancestral home. It was virtually unchanged inside with furnishings dating back to the 1890’s. The former ranch house and grounds had a private landing strip for airplanes and a private reservoir/lake for irrigation and family use. Both of the aforementioned homes had double-decker porches that wrapped almost completely around the houses offering expansive views and generous shady decks for relief on hot summer days. I suspect this house as well as the other two mentioned homes were built by local builders without formal architect created plans. Therefore, I would consider them as vernacular or folk/traditional style homes. They were obviously a popular house type at least in that region of Texas. Premont is a small town of about 2,600 in down in the Valley near the town of Falfurrias, close to the Texas coast. Maybe this house type covered the entire state at one time. Thanks for sharing.

  32. JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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    You can’t buy these Victorian treasures, but 2 neighboring houses in London’s Holland Park, Kensington are eye-popping examples of Aesthetic Period design.

    Tower House, the home of architect-designer William Burges, was built by 1878 and Burges was still working on it when he died in 1881. Now owned by Led Zep’s Jimmy Page, the interiors are examples of French Gothic Revival.

    https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/add0ff6aadd4708133906efc89cae7caae7dad00/0_1562_10328_6198/master/10328.jpg?width=1065&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=342f854534993757b148604d0bc1afd8

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/The_Tower_House_1878.jpg

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/08/stairway-to-heaven-jimmy-page-castle-is-his-home-led-zeppelin

    Leighton House, now an art museum, was designed by George Aitchison for painter Frederic Leighton over a 30 year period from 1866. Leighton had a large collection of antique Middle Eastern tiles which were used to create the amazing Arab Hall.

    https://secretldn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Leighton-House-Museum-3.jpg

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1395/5787/files/blog_The-leighton-house-museum.jpg?15464174877386876953

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leighton_House_Museum

    https://secretldn.com/leighton-house-museum-art-palace/

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Flaming_June%2C_by_Frederic_Lord_Leighton_%281830-1896%29.jpg

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Thanks Jim for sharing the information about the William Burges home. It is a temple of art honoring the English design reform movement that began in the 1860’s and by 1880 it had filtered down from the lofty heights of British high society to the masses. I have a number of books about the better known Aesthetic Movement as it came to be called and in my estimation, it was essentially a marriage of art and architecture as seen in the Burges home. By the late 1870’s it had crossed the pond and homes in the new Aesthetic taste started showing up in the U.S. primarily in higher end architect designed homes on the Eastern Seaboard. English art critic Charles Eastlake’s Hints on Household Tastes (1872 for the first U.S. edition) helped pave the way for this new art-centric movement. I believed it peaked in 1882 when Aesthete guru Oscar Wilde came to the states to embark on an ambitious speaking tour aimed to spread the praises of the Aesthetic Movement to our masses.
      As these examples demonstrate, there was nothing undiluted about the Aesthetic Movement. It included art, architecture, and even a particular manner of dress and speech. To the more culturally conservative Victorians, it was as shocking as the Hippie movement of the 1960’s was to mainstream society. Small wonder that by 1885 the Aesthetes (as devotees of the fad were called) were being ridiculed and parodied in the media. By 1890 it was all over although vestiges of the Aesthetic Movement persisted until the turn of the century.

      I personally find it to be one of the most fascinating aspects of Victorian era culture but perhaps it also hastened the decline of all things Victorian as one of Oscar Wilde’s sayings was “nothing succeeds like excess”. A more austere sober societal change was underway in the 1890’s leading to the simplicity of design embraced in the early 1900’s.
      As for Jimmy Page, he is one of the living legends of Rock music and a guitar hero to many. I can see why his sometimes complex melodies during his Led Zeppelin days (daze) mesh well with his tastes in architecture. I liked Led Zepp’s innovative style back when it was fresh and I’ve read that even President Carter listened to their music in the White House. Surprisingly, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton were alleged to be Led Zeppelin fans. Just as interesting, the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison must have had the same tastes in residential architecture with his 30 room Modern Gothic style Friar Park mansion. British comic troupe Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam) often used Victorian imagery in their TV show during their Flying Circus days. (1969-1974) Too much trivia, I know, but it all ties together.

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    • MJGMJG says: 2079 comments
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      CT

      The Leighton House has been first on my list when I travel to London for years. I’ve not been to London yet but I Love this time capsule. But 18 Stafford Terrace is also an amazing time warp as well that I will plan on going to right after the Leighton House!! All the original contents from the wonderful Aesthetic Period still in place and untouched.
      https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g186338-d214615-Reviews-18_Stafford_Terrace_The_Sambourne_Family_Home-London_England.html

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18_Stafford_Terrace

      https://www.airbnb.com/things-to-do/places/61557

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1024 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Wow, kudos to my favorite guitarist of all time, and his commitment to maintaining this treasure – and good luck to him in his efforts to prevent adjacent construction from undermining the Tower House. Can you imagine – ?!
      And Thank You, Jim, for the share…

  33. CarebearCarebear says: 1160 comments
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    Yeah, whats with the Airstream? Home for some ne’er do well cousin?

  34. CarolynCarolyn says: 305 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    1912, Style?? I’m calling it “Flying Nun”. $375,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/464-Fulton-Street-E,-Grand-Rapids,-MI-49503_rb/23814532_zpid/

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      “Flying Nun”? Funny…from the front the roofline does evoke that kind of imagery. Eclectic is as close as I can come to a stylistic description although there are touches of Tudor and Colonial details here and there.

  35. CoraCora says: 2064 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1925. Here’s a sweet little house in Emporia. Priced right, doesn’t need too much work. $50K

    Emporia, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Mechanic-St-Emporia-KS-66801/91200211_zpid/

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  36. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1848 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Jim and John. You have both given us some marvelous insight into a rather special time, and all it so very beautiful. I have friends that had a brownstone that they renovated and filled with their Aesthetic Movement collection. It was featured in Old House Journal, but I cannot seem to find my copy. They moved upstate and I got to see their collection in their latest renovation and feel fortunate for it.
    https://www.oldhouseonline.com/interiors-and-decor/aesthetic-interiors-1872-1889

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  37. 1900 farmhouse, 3476 sq feet, 4 br 2b $169K

    I can’t see what’s not to like about this house.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/107-Hinton-St_Chester_SC_29706_M62505-78544?view=qv

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  38. JRCJRC says: 145 comments
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    1929 Georgian
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Same type of sink that was in the Grosse Pointe mansion. Was this a common style?

  39. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1180 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    who’s got at least 6 million euros (starting bid) to purchase a group of derelict properties (1600 m2) in Paris 7th district and restore it? (It’ll have to be restored/renovated, no destruction/reconstruction allowed)… Anyway, this is quite interesting, absolutely run-down. It looks like there’s an old medieval-looking half-timbered part in this property. (page 16 of the first PDF).
    https://danielfeau.com/fr/detail-programme/3478795
    https://share-danielfeau.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Dossier-12-Oudinot-HD.pdf (this one only shows the best photos). This one is showing many derelict rooms, https://encheresparisiennes.com/uploads/pdf/file/518/PV-descriptif-oudinot.pdf

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  40. HeidiHeidi says: 147 comments
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    IL

    https://zangerandassociates.com/properties/7875-1673-Maine-St-Quincy-Illinois-62301-USD238-000/

    1890 Queen Anne. Quincy, Il.
    This house is on a fantastic stretch of Maine St. here in Quincy. I am a little sad to see all the original fireplace mantels are gone. BUT the carriage house is amazing.

  41. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 54 comments
    Alvord, TX

    1973 TIME CAPSULE! Check out that kitchen! Forney, TX, Mission Revival (Realtor says “Mediterranean”) of nearly 5k sq ft, nearly 82 acres, price at 2.45M:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/12001-Fm-740_Forney_TX_75126_M88321-63986?view=qv

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  42. The William L. Rogoski house in Little Rock, AR. A gem of a place with nearly an acre of landscaped property.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2417-Marshall-St_Little-Rock_AR_72206_M74553-26236

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    • hillhousehillhouse says: 75 comments
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      1899 Stick
      Bluefield, WV

      I believe that that’s the most modest, understated stairway I’ve seen in an early 20th century substantial, upper middle-class house. The original builder must have been a Thomas Jefferson fan. Jefferson famously begrudged the space that domestic stairs took up, choosing to use the space that a monumental staircase took up for more useful purposes. Note also no vestibule, no formal entry hall.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Very nice and impressive home here at a surprisingly modest price. It probably predates 1920 by a decade or more and reflects a blend of Colonial/Classical Revival and Beaux Arts. Looks as solid as a battleship from the exterior and there’s no inclination here for anything ornate or pretentious. The only things really missing are the two columns dividing the foyer from the parlor but the ghost outline of where they were is still visible at the ceiling level in photo No. 11. Perhaps they still exist somewhere on the property as I cannot imagine they were simply removed and discarded. They were probably of Oak and stood atop the bookcases. Describing this fine home as a gem is appropriate-it has a classic, almost timeless look to it. The Spanish clay roof tiles are also an expensive high end touch.

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  43. Anyone have any insight into what this place would’ve looked like originally?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2104-W-18th-St-Little-Rock-AR-72202/82846253_zpid/?

    It was built around 1925, probably as a carriage house/garage behind a luxury apartment building that sadly burned decades ago. The second floor has a large center breezeway with each side of the breezeway mirroring the other.

    I’d love to know what you all think the facade would’ve looked like and what style of architecture you’d call this. Spanish revival? Craftsman? The terra cotta roof is confusing.

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  44. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5450 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    I’m glad you mentioned the 1920’s construction date as the 1945 date in the listing seems unlikely considering the WWII era materials shortages. The Spanish clay tiles indicate possibly a Spanish/Mission Revival stylistic direction (perhaps the exterior was originally clad in stucco, since removed?) If it were mine to rehab, in the absence of a period photo, I’d probably opt for a reinterpretation in the Spanish Revival style. A terra cotta tile/brick plaza in front with a fountain in the center might bolster the Spanish effect but to keep it compatible with neighboring homes I wouldn’t overdo the Spanish effect. If it were in California, maybe I would because of the style’s popularity in the 1920’s. A modern home in the Spanish flavor could be constructed in front and a courtyard made between them. Lots of possibilities here depending on the budget and what the neighborhood home values are.

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