January 31, 2020: Link Exchange

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  1. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 90 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This is a stately 1880 brick Italianate with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, nine fireplaces, and high ceilings in historic Annapolis—only blocks from the harbor and the Naval Academy—for just under $2 million. The 5227-square-foot detached townhouse shares a brick garden wall with the mid-1760s William Paca House, the splendidly restored (and open to the public) landmark Georgian property once owned by a signer of the Declaration of Independence and third governor of Maryland. Does anyone know what I am looking at in photo 27?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/194-Prince-George-St-Annapolis-MD-21401/36137387_zpid/

    William Paca House:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paca_House_and_Garden

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  2. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1161 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Here’s my try to deciphering the post card:
    Avery (?) being lovely but too busy to write.
    Mrs H… will be here the rest of the week and I’ll have 20 ladies in on Friday PM.
    Had that many last Sat. for miss Fors (?) who was visited at Schwinins.
    She asked all about you.

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    • PaulPaul says: 90 comments
      Arlington, VA

      I think it says “Everything lovely but too busy to write…
      …Miss Foss was visiting at Schwinn’s.”

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    • JimHJimH says: 5038 comments
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      “Love, Mama” Actually, step-mother Mrs. Frederick J. Brodby. Martha grew up in Red Oak IA, where her father was an officer at the bank. Martha Edna Brodby (1881-1940) graduated from Northwestern U., taught school and never married.
      After 1900, the Brodbys moved in with daughter Nellie and son-in-law Ralph C. Hiatt, a storekeeper. The postcard was probably a new house built for the Hiatts, on Washington Street in the census.

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      • Think it might be 1021 E Valley Street, Red Oak IA. Looking on Google Street View There are a few details a bit off: different porch; spacing of windows are changed on the side; and there is a clear addition on the same side as well. Otherwise it is identical to the photograph.

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        • So it looks like JimH found the correct house further down in the discussion…this is just a nearly-identical house a few streets away! Perhaps a local builder favored this design?

  3. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1161 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Today I’m taking you to UK!

    – Conversion of an early 19th century Martello Tower overlooking the sea in Bawdsey, Suffolk, £1,250,000 (USD 1,641,287). Click on the bottom right “more photos” on the main picture: https://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/martello-tower-y/

    – 1935 Modern Movement house in Brixham, Devon, £650,000 (USD 853,723): https://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/sunpark/

    – 1974 house in Lowestoft, Suffolk, £450,000 (USD 591,000). Looks like a regular house outside, but the inside reminded me of some American mid-mod with brick, tall ceilings, large bay windows, etc. https://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/cliftonville-road/

    – Victorian terrace in Blenheim Road, Walthamstow, (North of Greater London) E17, £640,000 (USD 840,000), I like the Victorian fireplaces mantels, and the decor with mid-mod furniture and items. https://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/blenheim-road/

    – This one can’t be described. You need to click and check how amazing this place is! “A truly one of a kind property, formerly a Victorian Turkish bathhouse, school swimming house and a glass factory, now a simply stunning family home”, located in St. Leonards-on-Sea. £1,250,000 (USD 1,642,125) https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70835245.html

    Don’t forget to check all the floor plans available for each property! This feature should be compulsory in any listing, that’s so useful!

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    • SharonSharon says: 255 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      The ’35 Moderne is my favorite here. Exterior and interior both retain great Deco features, like a blushing chandelier, bold fireplaces with stylish lines and tiles, and chrome stair rails. Just peachy!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Every one was entertaining and interesting, thank you! The first one my favorite, what a great use of this structure. Nice!

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    • MWMW says: 898 comments

      How fitting. In honor of Brexit, lol.

      These are all great selections. But wow, that Martello Tower house is spectacular. That is beyond just a house conversion. That is art, and is beautiful and beautifully done. Beautiful surroundings as well.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oh, you win this week, Miss-Apple. You win. What a fascinating and delightful assortment of homes less ordinary.

      I sure hope Daughter of George gets to see the Moderne house. She’ll flip! It is fabulous; and one in a million in that degree of original condition. Outstanding.

      I was a b s o l u t e l y stunned by the tower. I have for years dreamed of buying a farm with one of those super solid, very tall, concrete, corn cribs on the property, and building a round room of some sort at the top: making the tower especially enviable for me. Good lord. The most delicious part is the exquisite isolation it enjoys there amidst the salt marshes. Man-O. This is likely the one and only time I will ever agree with anything “The Guardian” has to say; and I most certainly do.

      Thank you!

      Happy Brexit day, Bongs! 🙂

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    • jegilmorjegilmor says: 21 comments

      The home in St. Leonards-on-Sea is absolutely the weirdest, coolest, most interesting home I have ever seen!! I love it (excepting the giant clown head – that would have to go!) It would be like living in someone’s fever dream. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings All!
    What a beautiful house this week Kelly. I love how you bring us in closer to see the details.
    Here is what I found to share this week:

    1880, Pittsburgh, PA, 3,650,000

    Second Empire Baywood Mansion. Amazing, amazing house!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5501-Elgin-St-Pittsburgh-PA-15206/11619870_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=deb33928-6ba7-40c7-946a-eb1884768503~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1860, Searsport, ME, 155,000

    From the listing: “Historical Sea Captains house crying out for one more chance. New offices have been created on the first floor yet many original details remain: hardwood & pumpkin pine floors, chestnut wainscoting, beautiful trim and all of the exterior corbels.”

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/177-E-Main-St-Searsport-ME-04974/299734375_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=118f3fb6-2844-4546-92d4-d2dc4102e3a3~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1880, Pesotum, IL, 185,000

    Sweet Victorian with lots of great details. I love the stairway and all the beautiful moldings around the doors and windows. Would the front entrance always have had the brick as a base for those decorative posts? The cement does not seem to work here either for me.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/300-E-Adams-St-Pesotum-IL-61863/3207604_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=119ad72a-c1e5-4757-9091-7d130257be73~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1900, Wilmington, DE, 795,000

    Impressive stone mansion, interesting use of the space, I love every inch they allow us to see-including kitchen and cellar

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1007-N-Broom-St-Wilmington-DE-19806/72955622_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=bf8a5f51-a424-43b1-8adc-095d99d1cef9~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 917 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Dibs on that carriage house! (Very cool cellar, also!)

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    • roxxxroxxx says: 544 comments
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      I would want to undo to “improvements to the interior. Try to make it what it started out to be.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Damn. That place is somethin else. The house is nice enough; but I’m with Barbara, and would be perfectly happy in the super comfy, daylight, English basement; and the EXQUISITE, English Arts & Crafts carriage house. Wow.

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1829, Washington, LA, 399,000

    Interesting listing: “brick plantation home named Arlington…Italian flagstone…original mahogany staircase…The third floor was once used as a schoolhouse…rumour has it that the cellar has a secret passageway, created in Civil War times, that lead to the bayous”
    Love the stone in the entry hall and way the stairway is painted. How fun it would be to open both doors here at either end of the hall and feel the breeze. Nicely decorated by the present owners.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/386-Arlington-Rd-Washington-LA-70589/106143138_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=5ffb0731-a146-485b-9cc2-9135480f1190~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1161 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      Very cool house with quite an unusual design!

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    • MattDMattD says: 110 comments
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      1870 Classical Revival
      New Orleans, LA

      This is a typical raised home built in south Louisiana. The ground floor was not used much for living spaces, although some homes did have the dining room on this floor (San Francisco Plantation Home). It was usually the storage, pantry area. The 2nd floor was used for main living and bedrooms. Being on the 2nd floor, you were able to catch the breeze off the bayou or river. I would bet there used to be exterior staircase(s) that went up on the front of the house to the 2nd level porch. That was the main entrance, instead of the one we see today. The interior staircase was a later addition. The exterior stairs are still intact on the back of the house. The large dormer over the porch area would have been an “update” in later years.

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  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Now two designed by architects as their own homes:

    1900, Wayland, MA, 1,099,000

    From the listing: “The main house, built c. 1900 by noted architect Frank Cooper for his own residence”
    I like the long gable roof line of the front façade. I wish there were more outside pictures of the house to get a feel for how the rooms fit together. Inside, I like the comfortable and interesting furnishings. I enjoy the angled kitchen ceiling and how the cabinets look and fit in.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Orchard-Ln-Wayland-MA-01778/57123868_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=620494f3-6911-4842-ba9b-db91df6c1737~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1918, Bedford, NS, C 1795,000

    From the listing: “This historic Andrew Cobb architecturally designed home was built over 100 years ago, and was the personal home of the architect himself and is filled with character from the original build.”
    Very pristine, elegant. I love the frieze over the fireplace and all the natural wood in this house. I would consider updating the kitchen, but only to reflect the natural wood included in the rest of the house—or to reflect what we have in the pantry. The stair is beautiful, delicate. Third floor-those beautiful windows- I think I would make some sort of study up there. I would love to see the view of the water from one of those windows.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/846-Shore-Dr-Bedford-NS-B4A-2E4/305692078_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=194bc603-18c5-4e05-9421-cefdfc84cc88~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1869, Lunenburg, NS, C 999,000

    From the listing: “20 minutes to the great restaurants, shops, music, art and Victorian charms of Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
    https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/741/
    Lovely dark shingled exterior makes the white trim pop. Lovely open location on the water. Casual house. Wish there were a better shot of the brick and stone fireplace. I would love to spend time in that kitchen-big window to work in front of and lots of wood.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/989-Kingsburg-Rd-LOT-JI-Lunenburg-NS-B0J-2X0/2082199906_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=68d56edb-641f-4015-8aae-98e562bf7479~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  12. BethanyBethany says: 3472 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    1930 Tudor Revival (I think), Wheaton, IL
    I grew up down the street from this house and it’s always been a favorite. Make sure to scroll through the pictures far enough to get to the two vintage tiled bathrooms and the summertime photos which really show this house to better advantage than the winter ones at the top of the listing.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/418-N-Gary-Ave-Wheaton-IL-60187/4444325_zpid/

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  13. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1003 comments
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    1921 Prairie-Italian Renaissance hybrid. Peabody, Kansas. $131,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/502-N-Walnut-St-Peabody-KS-66866/91218870_zpid/
    Nice woodwork, fireplace tile, and built-ins!

    1894 Queen Anne. Denver, Colorado. $425,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2710-N-Williams-St-Denver-CO-80205/13306667_zpid/
    Hurry before it does the Denver Flip!

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5478 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Agreed about the Denver home. Some of those Denver makeover flips are pretty egregious but the investor-sellers think that’s what buyers are looking for. Hope this one escapes being eviscerated in the name of modernity. (i.e., max profits)

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  14. AVoegAVoeg says: 93 comments
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    Craftsman, Prairie WI

    Good morning from Wisconsin! I’ve been MIA the last few weeks. The stomach bug ravaged our household and I’ve been super busy with work.

    All I have for today is a 1885 Queen Anne from Monroe, WI – The Jacob Regez Sr. House – National Register of Historic Properties: wisconsinhistory.org/Records/NationalRegister/NR669

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2121-7th-St_Monroe_WI_53566_M74445-45922?view=qv

    Beautiful, unique flooring. Murals and fretwork. Lots of original woodwork. A really cool built in buffet. a claw foot tub and stained glass windows on the 3rd floor. Complete with a carriage house.

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  15. shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 80 comments
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    The Baywood Mansion is just perfect. I particularly love the ceilings. And, photo four—it stand there in all its glory, against the backdrop of all those little houses chock-a-block together!

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  16. SharonSharon says: 255 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Here is the handsome Craftsman home at the top of the Link Exchange in Red Oak, IA, as it look today. Everything is the same, except the porch brackets and railing have been removed and an addition with fireplace was tacked onto the back right side. Other than that, here it is. Sorry to say, it could use a bit of CPR.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0129865,-95.2188523,3a,37.5y,333.46h,100.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srk98y2ZLzFfCTaBdUZWEig!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11783 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Wowzers! Cool! Thanks for finding that so quickly!

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1003 comments
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      Great find! It appears that at the time of the Streetview capture (April of 2014) the house was undergoing the installation of new siding. Look at the wing on the right and you can see the new house wrap beneath the new green siding. The deeper siding has no doubt covered up some of the detailing of the house (including corner boards, etc.). I shudder to think what it must look like today… six years later.

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  17. kstoutkstout says: 63 comments

    Here’s a house in Brussels. Pretty amazing with wonderful woodwork, fireplaces and staircase. 1.9M euros

    https://www.immoweb.be/en/classified/house/for-sale/bruxelles-1/1050/8181085

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  18. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2208 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    The postcard’s message: The word after “A very” I can’t figure out, but the other “?” pieces I read as:
    “…but too busy to write”
    “about 20 ladies in on Friday p.m.”
    “who was visiting at Scwinn’s”
    And maybe “Love, Mama” instead of Maura?

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2208 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Just saw Paul’s ‘read’ on it after I posted and agree with him that it’s probably “Everything.”👍🏼

      (And my typo… should’ve been Schwinn’s)

  19. RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Some of the best homes in my town are on the market currently. The one that I’ve been most excited to see was just added yesterday. The sign has been up for a week.

    This house at 1107 Logan was beautifully restored and brilliantly expanded by the previous set of folks who were there before the current owners. They spent gobs of money and time doing it right. Everything was done in keeping with the original. They nearly doubled the existing square footage by removing a rotting kitchen ell, and replacing it with an expansive, two story wing; to include three, generous bays, both up and down. From seeing it on the outside, you would never guess anything there wasn’t 100% original, (I certainly had no clue until someone told me – and I was shocked to learn it). Everything you see in the below linked images apart from the main block is no older than 2011!
    https://ap.rdcpix.com/18f98f87bd83a2204265ababa453bad1l-m348178641xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg
    https://ap.rdcpix.com/18f98f87bd83a2204265ababa453bad1l-m3670289067xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg
    They used all antique, salvaged materials and fitting to finish the project.

    Now, this house had original gas lighting in it when those folks bought it; but they restored it all and made it all fully FUNCTIONAL! Not only that; when they built the new addition, they added a whole host of FUNCTIONAL gas lighting there too! Imagine! Of course they only used it all for funsies; and there is also electric lighting present.

    The SAD thing about that whole deal is that just as they were T H I S close to finishing – something happened, (nobody really knows what), and they abruptly moved and put the house up for sale. As I say, they were nearly done; and a brilliantly reproduced kitchen circa 1910/1920 was 80% complete. The house was unfinished, and lingered on the market, at an impressive price for the time, for a few years before it was finally sold to the current lot.

    Here are the listing pix from the previous sale, showing the house on the very cusp of shining like a brilliantly re-cut diamond.
    [look for the album: “1107 Logan Noblesville Circa 2015 (previous owners who restored/expanded)”]
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/user/318/?profiletab=photos

    Here is the house as it looks today. —– 🙁 —— The antique kitchen is gone; replaced by a most hideously predictable, fancy schmancy, tract house thing. All of the reproduced antique interiors have been replaced by tract house schlockarama. Blah, blah, blah. The good thing is that they only replaced one lighting fixture, (which hopefully is still on site for re-installation); and kept their damn paint brushes OFF of the wood work.

    Expanded, 1880, frame, Italianate / Noblesville Indiana / $465K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1107-Logan-St_Noblesville_IN_46060_M38435-13667#photo48

    ALSO!
    I was not aware that pix had been posted of “The Craig House”; and absolute icon in my town. It has quite a history if you feel like digging it up. It has been leased as a light office, multi-unit for years. Currently they are asking $3K mo. for the LL, 1 and 2 as a single unit. The (I have NO doubt fabulous) attic spaces are not included. The only reason I mention it here, (beyond that fact that is fabulous), is because it is one of the very best GFB houses you are likely to ever see; and there is a wealth of excellent pix of it in the rental listing.
    Enjoy! 🙂

    ***GEORGE FRANKLIN BARBER*** brick Victorian, 1895 / Noblesville, IN / $3k mo.
    [click “View Gallery” tab for best pix]
    https://www.peakrea.com/property/21642531/#

    This one has yet to find someone who wants to pay the big (for the village) bucks to own a lovely big old house with a “strip mall” attached. Not to mention it has the single ugliest bathroom you are ever likely to see:
    https://images.estately.net/81_21651586_29_1578405029.jpg 😉
    1898 Queen Anne Vicky – and “strip mall” / Noblesville / $$850K
    https://www.estately.com/listings/info/399-north-10th-street

    Cheers everybody! 🙂

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Hi Jay, first house I could not see the latest version as I have already seen it elsewhere and elsewhere. I am just tired of how many….trying to find the kind words…okay, track home redos there are out there. Maybe it is because I do not have pay tv I am not barraged with home improvement shows. I honestly do not know where the grey on grey on white or all white idea of modern home renovation came from or why? Sigh

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Jay, now on to the beautiful in your post, such nobel houses, I wish you had pictures of the first houses kitchen before it was obliterated. The second house has some nice wood…and would love to see this house minus the hospitality wall papers and floor coverings, but understand for its current use, I guess. Third house, I just love the griffins and foliage decorative wood entry, what fun it would be to design rooms around it to let it stand out, smile
      Also, seeing your portfolio of iron stoves and furnaces, I want to learn their history in relation to the home, their design history. I am also so fascinated when they survive! I posted a house, last share thread, mid-week of a house that still has its giant, beautiful old cook stove. I have looked around a bit on the web, but have not come up with adequate info. Perhaps you have something to share? Or others out there do?

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    • JoeJoe says: 750 comments
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      1820 Federal
      Baltimore, MD

      That ain’t no strip mall, it’s a carriage hotel.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Sigh… Sad thing is that the monstrous thing, (which is undoubtedly preventing the sale of that great house), replaced an outstanding, (if in need of repair), quite spacious, 2.5 story, original carriage house; which included ancillary service rooms and staff lodging. The saddest thing is that the guy who did it, (and who’s heirs are now attempting to sell), was the president of the local preservation group for a few years before it was done. He absolutely knew the value of that original structure, and did it anyway. 🙁

  20. MissJinxMissJinx says: 6 comments
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    1952 MCM
    Rockford, IL

    1853 Italianate, Belvidere IL, $69,000
    Wish there were more interior photos.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/628-Buchanan-St-Belvidere-IL-61008/300037368_zpid/

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  21. BethanyBethany says: 3472 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    This article about home styles popular in the 20’s (1920’s that is!) has nice succinct descriptions with a photo example of each which other might find informative–I know I bookmarked it for future reference!

    https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/1920s-house-styles-36708588

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  22. I registered (been meaning to do so for ages, used to post before registering was required, just lazy I guess) to share this house in Park Ridge, IL.

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Park-Ridge/432-Elmore-St-60068/home/13651681

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    • roxxxroxxx says: 544 comments
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      That home needs to hidden away in a forest, not in a neighborhood so close to other homes. It is so perfect outside.

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Thanks Bethany, I scrolled and opened the 1920s cleaning project…..fun, but I do remember my Mom following some of these routines. I also learned about micro fiber cloths, that I’ve used for a long time, how they are made of plastic, and shed plastic nano particles in the wash that eventually end up in the ocean. I went to the suggested alternative: unbleached cotton diapers from Amazon, which I’ve ordered. In my day, with my four babies, I bought diaper flannel, which came in a 27″ width, cut and hemmed, and after long use, they were the best cleaning cloths EVER..!! These are a far cry from all the plastic lined disposable diapers we now have in our landfills. 😢

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

        I’m happy to say that both of my kids, and all four of my grandkids were cloth diapered. And yes! diapers are the best rags!

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Re: Park Ridge home…..love the “almost” original kitchen…! Lovely home, hope that kitchen remains as is..!!

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2208 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Cute house, inside & out! Even the upstairs hallway is interesting.

  23. stephaniemccughstephaniemccugh says: 7 comments
    Bowie, TX

    https://www.sueswintrealty.com/306-e-tarrant-st-bowie-tx-76230.html
    Built 1896? listed for $295000
    Bowie, Texas. One of our local historic homes is up for sale. One block off the main street, but on a quiet, wide boulevard. Several other historic homes around it.

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

    Hello, my kooky old house lovers! Here’s what I’ve dug up this week.

    I’ve got to start with a wonderful wreck with much potential in Wingdale, Ny for $169k. This property has two houses on it, the main house is a semi-Greek Revival with a build date of 1850, I would guess 10 years or 15 years later? A total of 10 beds between the two houses. A charming B & B perhaps? Some stylish mantels.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6488-Route-55_Wingdale_NY_12594_M40456-56245

    Next up for you mansion lovers is an 1860 (Doubtful) Georgian (also doubtful) that must have been heavily Colonial Revivalized in the teens to get it to its present 6400 sf. A working farm on 187 acres, there are multiple outbuildings and a caretaker’s house or 2. Because if you have the 6.4 million to spare, you’ll likely require a staff.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/40-Cobble-Hill-Rd_West-Cornwall_CT_06796_M32759-25359

    My favorite of the week is this 1780 cottage in Warren, Ct listed for $275k. I almost fainted when I saw it because it’s the perfect house that I’ve been looking for for quite some time. I’m gonna go take a look at it Sunday, because why not? I just started a new job and have been unemployed for a bit and to sell my house on a lake during the winter would be very unlikely. So that being said, please take a look at this charmer. It’s quite modest but ready for some personal tweaks to make it someone’s home. The bones are here to make this magazine-worthy, I feel. In any case, I hope just the right person buys it. Preferably me.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/45-Cornwall-Rd_Warren_CT_06754_M34240-56441

    And finally, because I love a good oddball, I am showing you what is an interesting time capsule of 80s suburban architecture in Wolcott Ct, listed for $350k. I know many will say that it’s not old enough to really share here, but the 80s are an architectural time we should start considering before they’re wiped away, which is likely what will happen with this house. Some amazing vintage high-end furniture that likely no one will see the value in either. It’d break my heart to see this upgraded to new standards. It’s a quirky house that was a few notches above what was standard builder stuff, but likely not an architect design. It feels a bit plan book? Anyway, have a look.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/17-Cole-Rd_Wolcott_CT_06716_M34602-51638

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    • Leah SLeah S says: 163 comments
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      TX

      dwr7292, you had me with “wonderful wreck”. Wingdale, NY did not disappoint!

      But my fave is also the Warren, CT house! (Hopefully your future home 😉)
      All the pieces are there … lots of character inside and out! Good luck!

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      I so agree about the 1780 Warren cottage dwr. The first exterior impression is exactly my dream, but why, oh why do so called “restorationists” (“Beautifully restored but tastefully sympathetic to its c.17820 origins.”..per zillow listing) think painting everything white or gray and stripping plaster from ceiling joists is restoration.?? It certainly didn’t look that way in the 1780s..! Good Luck to you in your possible purchase…..I’m jealous.

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

        I’m with you Sandy, the exterior is perfection, the interior is ummmm…. carefully neutralized. At least they didn’t mess with the floors! And it’s a cute place that careful decorating could make more period.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Thanks’ Don. An interesting batch for sure.

      The mansion farm is quite beyond gorgeous. Wow. I just can’t get my head around living like that.

      The little cottage is dreamy, no doubt. The grounds and all of those wonderful plantings are especially enviable to my eye.

      My favorite is the 80’s time capsule. All of that amazing natural light is plant, (and tree!), heaven. It’s a fabulous house, and a real pleasure to see. Sigh.. Seems like yesterday. 🙂 https://youtu.be/BT1YxP8Wsow

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

        Another Smiths fan here, though to be honest was much more a New Order fanboy Jay, lol. Yes, the 80s seem like the blink of an eye, but again so worth revisiting.

        I went to see the Warren house this morning. Alas, it is not meant to be. Colonial people were TINY. at 6’3, I felt like the giant from Jack and the beanstalk. HULK SMASH. Even if I could get up the stairs without bumping my head every day, those bedroom doorways would be tough. I think my fantasy Colonial cottage is best left to dreaming about and something with a bit more height would make more sense. My cottage at least has headroom. The house overall is just a delight. The owners even had a fire going when we got there. Ah well. Next!

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6326 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Don, I’m 6’4″, so can easily relate. Heheheh. I hardly ever even look at those houses to dream, because all I can think about is myself having to wear a helmet around inside in order to avoid traumatic brain injury. That’s why I love Italianates = tall, tall, tall, ceilings. If I can do jumping jacks and cartwheels in a house, I’m home. 😉 Sorry bout the let down; just be grateful you won’t have to spend the rest of your life with neck pain from skulking around some Hobbit house all slouched over. Heheheh.

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        • Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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          2001 craftsman farmhouse
          Bainbridge Island, WA

          drw, Thanks for the comment on your Warren house visit….interesting, but not unexpected given heat conservation, as well as construction economy was a paramount consideration in those days. I still love the house and guess I would fit at 5’7″….!!

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1642 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      What fun this all is! Don, I saw your first two earlier and glad to see you share them here. First one made me think of Martha and her Bedford farm, the courtyard and stable. I am sorry the second was not your perfect dream.
      80’s,like the openness there. In the early 80s, I remember going to near Boston to see the Psychedelic Furs and stayed at a college friends parents house…foil wallpaper in the dining room! Smile

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

        We are a bit of a New Wave bunch here, I believe Kimberly. One of my proudest moments recently was turning my oldest niece of 13 on to Pet Shop Boys. It was playing in the car when I was dropping her off at soccer and she liked it, so I sent her a Spotify playlist. Kid has good taste.

  25. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5478 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    In lovely Logansport, Indiana: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1119-E-Broadway-St-Logansport-IN-46947/85137626_zpid/ Priced at $99K and almost in the center of downtown. Wish there were more interior photos but the staircase is pretty nice. Nice double entry doors as well. New sidewalks with added street plantings in what is still a predominantly residential area. The house has a prominent turret on the corner: (photo I took-click on image for larger size) https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/34356500354/in/album-72157659861547599/ Steetview: https://goo.gl/maps/9659mYWviD3etp56A Thanks to Paul W. for alerting me to this listing. With the aluminum siding off and attention paid to the ornamental details this house would really stand out, IMO.

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  26. Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Fascinating article concerning New England chimneys…..a 7 minute read. I always learn something from John Fiske’s monthly posting of
    Antiques Journal…..from Ipswich, MA.
    https://antiquesjournal.com/index.php/2020/01/29/in-my-opinion-feb-1-2020/

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  27. Lebanon, TN Ready for another family to love and appreciate our restoration. 1939-1940 home just off the historic town square.
    https://go.realtracs.com/06bbvCQ

  28. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5478 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    According to the owner/seller, the Dexter, Maine, Victorian https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/02/01/c-1880-dexter-me-19900/ is under contract to a local buyer and will close in about a week. (comments were closed for the post so thought I’d mention it here)

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  29. SueSue says: 534 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Hello everyone. We are enjoying a very mild winter here in Maine. Sunny and supposed to be 41 today!! My Lyme definitely is much worse in winter so I am enjoying warmer temps. So are the horses.

    We are all booked to fly into Atlanta at the end of Feb. to look at lovely towns commuting distance to the airport. Jeff needs to be able to access the airport and I don’t want clients having to travel to far to get to the farm from the airport. I have not found any properties that meet our needs that also have old homes but in my searching I have found some amazing drool worthy places to share. Sigh, a girl can dream.

    This is called Woodland Mansion and it is in Lumber City, GA. This is what a call sugar art house. My oh my. “Woodland Mansion was constructed between 1870 and 1877 during a period when very little construction occurred. The house is a whopping 7,700 square feet (heated and cooled) and is considered a prime example of a Victorian eclectic country home with Gothic- style scroll sawn detailing.” Realtor could have done a better job of photographing this gem but it still shines through the photos. Being sold with only six acres. Doesn’t say if you can purchase more. History in detail in the realtor listing. I’ve included the Land and Farm listing as well. $1,200,000.

    https://spark.adobe.com/page/Ry1V2ybNSlY5o/

    https://www.landandfarm.com/property/Woodland_Mansion-9666883/

    This 1860 5,350 sqft beauty in Forsyth, GA has had only two owners in 159 years. (That tops my home which was built in 1802 and has had 5 owners.) I do love this place but it is a wee bit too renovated for my taste but still beautiful (the baby’s room is a pastel dream). The gardens are to die for. Listing says that the Old Stagecoach Road to Atlanta runs through the property. Perhaps you can hear the ghostly clip clop of horses hooves late at night. This is just our of my reach at $675,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/120-Indian-Springs-Dr_Forsyth_GA_31029_M57323-73113?ex=GA2676101095?view=qv

    This is the “Historic Jordan-Bellew, circa 1838 home. One of Monticello’s historic treasures.” Now this one is in our price range but doesn’t have enough land. Hand me a kleenex,*sniff. The flying staircase is just magnificent and check out the glass surrounding the front door. Downstairs has 12 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. House looks largely untouched accept for the “updated” bathrooms and kitchen which look grossly out of place in this home. Home has 5,420 square feet. Wish there were more photos. Priced at $365,000.
    Listing.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/359-Madison-Rd_Monticello_GA_31064_M59581-72778?ex=GA2615070272?view=qv

    History
    https://oldgeorgiahomes.com/2020/01/jordan-bellew-house-1850s-monticello/

    I have saved the best for last. I just don’t think it gets much better than this. Built in 1879, “Redwood cottage was designed by the renowned architect William Ralph Emerson, and heralded as the first and finest of his major shingle cottage designs.” Oh my, oh my I feel faint. First can we discuss that it is right on the open ocean in Bar Harbor and there is no horribly “restored” anything here. She is perfection. She is full of nooks and cranny’s, spectacular woodwork, a grand staircase, all kinds of window shapes and sizes (along with stained glass) as well as a HUG palladium window with too many panes to count. There is also the most enchanting closed in octagonal porch that looks like it belongs in a movie about witches living by the sea. Oh, the bathroom too, it’s original and restored. You even have your own enormous sundial on the house. Eeeeeeeeeeee!!! I wish there was 50 more pictures. Listed at…..drum roll please….5,200,000. Enjoy.

    https://downeastproperties.com/listing/1347902/10-barberry-lane-bar-harbor-me-04609/

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  30. PaulPaul says: 90 comments
    Arlington, VA

    Stain Glass, and Original Hand Painted David Bruce Murals in an 1880 modified/updated Italianate?
    Listed for $175,000, 5 bed, 1.5 bath. Thought I’d share because of the murals mostly.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/306-Main-St_Brockport_NY_14420_M39471-70461?

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  31. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 649 comments

    Not a house for sale but an interesting article on Atlas Obscura about living in an old Masonic lodge https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/living-in-masonic-temple

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  32. Hello OHD! I would like to share with you our family home, The Burger Estate, now up for sale for $449,900, in Wausau, WI (right in the middle of the state). It was built in 1894. This exquisite, well-built and maintained Queen Anne style Victorian home built in 1894 in the East Hill Residential Historic District of Wausau is unique in many ways. Its signature round turret with custom curved glass double hung windows on two stories is just the first thing that sets it apart. The home is listed as a contributing asset of the East Hill Residential Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places – https://catalog.archives.gov/id/106781501.

    The Burger estate is a 6000+ square foot, three-storied Victorian home and detached three-car garage, on five city lots.

    The full listing and lots of pictures are here – https://circaoldhouses.com/property/the-burger-estate/

    Thank you!

  33. http://search.thomasvillegarealestate.com/idx/details/listing/a266/915163/12112-N-US-Hwy-319-Thomasville-GA-31757?widgetReferer=true

    Thomasville, GA
    Built in 1834
    $329,900
    Beautifully restored 4 bed 2 bath farmhouse on 2 acres with guest house.

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  34. I’ve been drooling over this 1880 second empire house in Bangor. It’s been divided into apartments (*weeps*) but some of the original details have survived.

    The back of the house looks totally bizarre to me, like they’ve chopped it off in the back to add that hideous extension. I’m also suspect of the bay window in the front – it looks like it could be original, but with the layout of the house I would expect the front entrance to be where the window is, and for there to be another window directly above it on the second story. I wish I could find pictures of the house originally looked, but all my efforts have failed.

    Bangor, Maine
    Built c.1880
    $204,900

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/61-Ohio-St-Bangor-ME-04401/295397045_zpid/

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1161 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      quite intriguing indeed! And there seems to be a massive fireplace with bread-oven on its side on one of the photos, which would suggest an older colonial house? And on the left side, on the other road, the mansard roof looks like it was added to a pitched roof, it stops weirdly (1st pic, below the chimney)

  35. CoraCora says: 2057 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1880. Awww! That porch is irresistible. Someone save her. $180K

    Beallsville, PA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2918-Main-St-Beallsville-PA-15313/49742938_zpid/

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  36. Sandy BSandy B says: 724 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1935……Adorable brick Tudor…. even has a one-story turret breakfast room…….$174,900 in Mt. Olive, NC. This is SOOOO charming. It even has a nicely done cottage in the back that could be whatever one’s heart desired. I doubt this will last long on the market.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/305-N-Breazeale-Ave-Mount-Olive-NC-28365/78373404_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo_savedhomeremind4-image&utm_term=urn:msg:2020020613465135389cf70edc47c5

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  37. buscag12buscag12 says: 3 comments
    1868 Italianate
    Franklin, IN

    Awesome old home (1904) for sale in andersonville, Chicago! Called the castle on berwyn.
    https://www.trulia.com/p/il/chicago/1430-w-berwyn-ave-chicago-il-60640–1074596

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