May 8, 2020: Link Exchange

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  1. JulieJulie says: 319 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora/Hello from New Zealand where we are actually having days with 0 new cases of “The Virus” . We are now at Level 3 restrictions which means that real estate agents can show homes again but only two inspections per day are allowed (and I am sure hand sanitizer is involved 😉

    I really like this 100 year old place because of the original rimu timber walls and floors not to mention it’s location right on Wellington’s Scorching Bay. Buyer enquiry over US$517,633.00.

    https://www.realestate.co.nz/3735387/residential/sale/495-karaka-bay-road-karaka-bay

    Roomy 1890’s home on 70 acres in Pauatahanui near Wellington. I love the deep red room with the black fireplace. Price is By Negotiation and I can’t find a valuation.

    https://harcourts.co.nz/Property/911630/PE8588/9-Mt-Cecil-Road

    Delightful 100 year old villa in Waikanae north of Wellington. It has some beautiful original fireplaces and a nice view of the ocean and Kapiti Island. Enquiries over US$481,532.00

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/listing/2614801944?bof=4COg447T

    Stone cottage located in Roxburgh in the South Island-“Originally built in 1865 by John & Agnes Crossan who came out of Scotland, the property was left disused until 2015 when the cottage was purchased with plans to rebuild, preserve & resurrect what was once a family home. With the help and expertise of stonemasons, builders and craftsman along with the owners passion, vision & hard work, the property has been lovingly restored to something as close to its original state.” Price by Negotiation and I can’t find a valuation, sorry.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/lifestyle-property/listing/2590109216?bof=KuGkNCDT

    Very stylish and nicely refurbished villa in Oamaru (It would date from between 1860s-1890s). It also has great views of the Pacific and the historic downtown which is full of Victorian era buildings made from the local limestone. Enquiries over $US423,211.00.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/listing/2442194953?bof=0sAoGeVN

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Julie,
      very handsome houses! What I like about all are their kitchens, nice and light and no overhead cabinetry. Stone cottage is of course different. I like the old stove and how simple this open interior is.

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    • SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 88 comments
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      1798 Federal/Georgian
      East Dennis, MA

      Hi, Julie—I thought you would be interested to know that I nailed the “31 down” crossword clue in Saturday’s USA TODAY puzzle thanks to you: “——- Ora!” (Maori greeting)

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    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 77 comments
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      Thank you so much for sharing the stone cottage. My Irish ancestors lived in a cottage very similar. It is abandoned now and I’ve wondered what could be made of it. Your cottage has given me ideas. Sigh.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 374 comments
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      The stone cottage in Roxburgh in the South Island is magical, everything I love about stone cottages, and what expertise is shown by the stonemasons and other crafts people to replicate a structure that dates back to 1865!!! Cheers to the owners for their passion and vision. I love it. Thanks, Julie, for bringing this to OHD. You’ve made my day, week, in fact.

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  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Somehow this absolutely remarkable Victorian house escaped my notice when it was added to OHD in October last year. Blink and you’ll miss them every time.
    [**RESTRICTED THREAD**]
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/11/01/1893-queen-anne-in-maysville-ky/
    Anyway, I’ve been slowly going through all of the current Kentucky listings lately, (it’s my favorite old house state); and found two active listings which share some images of it in kind, but also each have pix not found on the other listing – so check out both of them.
    It’s a wonderful late Queen Anne, “brown decade”, house just full to the brim with fine, fine details, nearly all perfectly preserved! The best part is that it has several decorative details featuring my very favorite “electric” sunburst motifs; including the ones carved into the stone lintles on the facade! Wow!
    https://ap.rdcpix.com/31eb75585af4b97278b6a92c491dfa6cl-m2037361828xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg
    One of the listings includes a super great antique shot; (linked here for optimal viewing = click image when it loads).
    https://photos.zillowstatic.com/uncropped_scaled_within_1536_1152/ISfksza62rzfm11000000000.webp
    Another is of a suuuper rare, decorative, room key!
    https://photos.zillowstatic.com/uncropped_scaled_within_1536_1152/ISjf3ou2nv42m11000000000.webp
    I mean – this place has nearly EVERYTHING! Heheheh. Can’t believe I missed it the first time around. I must have had a cold. 😉

    1894, Late Queen Anne, semi detached, town house / Maysville, KY / $259K

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4-E-4th-St_Maysville_KY_41056_M32417-71167#photo2

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-E-4th-St-Maysville-KY-41056/234521955_zpid/

    Noice! 🙂

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I might add that the pix Kelly has in the restricted thread are the best of the lot photographically. The new pix are not as good; but there are gobs more of them, nicely detailing all the myriad fine antique features crammed into this place. I hope that the first set gets to survive as a separate page should she decide to re-feature this listing. 🙂

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    • MJGMJG says: 1789 comments
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      CT

      That Maysville house is wonderful AND THE PRICE! And, another bonus, a photo of women around the dining room table from the 1890s (presumably by those giant puffy arm sleeves so popular in the 90s)

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Hey MJ; I was wondering about that key, (linked individually above). I’m almost sure that is from a lock set for a slider: ergo the business end inserts into the lock, and the pivot pretty end then folds back, (probably into a little niche in the face plate), so that the door will slide completely into the wall unobstructed with the key still in situ. Thoughts? 🙂

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        • MJGMJG says: 1789 comments
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          CT

          I can’t seem to download those two links you’re talking about above regarding this key you’re talking about.

          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            >download those two links
            Probably trying to do it on a phone. Try later on a legit computer. I never use the phone for media, so wouldn’t have any work around suggestions.

            • MJGMJG says: 1789 comments
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              CT

              I was finally able to open your links at work. I only use my ipad at home. Yeah that key is something! A fold-able eastlake ornamented key. I’ve not actually seen one of those before even in books from the period!!!! That’s what I love about that period, always some new cool creative and ornamented item coming to light for me to research. AND SPEAKING TUBE! Arrrg. I want a whistle speaking tube like that. I only have one that is non whistle but it does have a swivel aesthetic movement designed door over it.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very nice Jay. You have me taking notice of the sun ray details, and I like them! What a pretty house!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Sunbursts and sunflowers are my favorites. 🙂

        You may have seen this before, [I regularly point it out]. John shot it a few years ago up in Logansport. Electric sunburst fabulousness!
        https://flic.kr/p/zV7J3T

        This house has some choice examples in phenomenally good fretwork.
        For best viewing = click on little TVplay icon, top right-ish.
        https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2qUgP7

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        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          Okay, this was another fun rabbit hole, thank you! I enjoy seeing what you and John collect. the Logansport window is wonderful. I wonder if that was supposed to be a bookend view of nautilus shells? Also on the exterior, I love the third floor balcony. The San Diego house is such a joy to see all of that decorative detail.

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    • Willoughby1Willoughby1 says: 52 comments
      Rancho Cucamonga, CA

      Maysville is a gorgeous old town but sadly the city fathers don’t put any effort into bringing in business. I was considering a building there for years but finally realized it really wouldn’t work out… home of the Clooney clan…

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        >Maysville economy
        I know; but it’s not nearly as bad as some little river towns. It’s (was) holding on from “Bourbon trail” tourism. Fingers crossed for Maysville…

        The house, (and 200+ acres), I covet most in all the world happens to be down there. It was on OHD ages ago. It’s had some unfortunate muddling occur over the years, (paint 🙁 and a few other smallish, silly bits); but I’d happily spend every available moment with heat gun, steamer, and dental tools in hand, (etc.), for however long it would take to make it right. The house is a marvelous, early, Gothic / Italianate transitional house of some substance; with 14′ ceilings no less. Yeah – it’s my dream happy place. Fortunately there are (miraculously) still two old, deactivated listings with different pix from both the earlier and later listings still on-line these years later if you’d like to have a peek. 🙂

        https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7242-KY-Highway-11_Maysville_KY_41056_M34457-98351#photo0

        https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7242-Ky-11-Maysville-KY-41056/2124816805_zpid/

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    • GabrielGabriel says: 62 comments
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      It’s a gorgeous house and a 6 minute walk from my house in Maysville. It’s fully attached the the next house and if one isn’t paying attention, it looks like one huge mansion. The house next door dare I say is even more stunning from the exterior with a turret and obvious stained glass.
      It’s sad for me to say that the house attached to it is not currently being as well maintained. From the outside, one can see through a couple of bottom windows (empty house from what I could see) and see much of the original lighting and wood being stripped from it. I wish it wasn’t so.

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  3. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11791 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Kelly, you nut-ball! I have about three months worth of link exchanges set up, this posted too early! LOL I’m late! Didn’t have anything important to say anyway but I needed to add the back of the postcard…so added but not deciphered if anyone wants to take on that challenge.

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    • PaulPaul says: 90 comments
      Arlington, VA

      If no one else has already done it.

      Thank you very much for writing and confirming things with my sons. I did not think of going, but the boys were trying to persuade me to say yes. I kept saying if we went we would stop at the hotel. So many thanks just the same. Will expect to see you here before long. With love to all including Your Dear Thad. I will never forget how good he was with me. Get acquainted with your hubby.

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      • SharonSharon says: 248 comments
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        2001 Contemporary
        Sedalia, MO

        Yes, I deciphered it 2 days ago, as you can see below on May 8. I couldn’t figure out “Thad,” though. You also stole my thumbs up! I received 0 acknowledgement for my grueling effort. Is there no justice in this world 😔?! LOL

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    • So, now that you did post this postcard, any guesses as to where the house is located? Obviously the palm trees indicates a general area, but I would love to track this gem down.

  4. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 88 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This 1688/1740 house in Wicomico County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has been posted previously—including by me—but is now back on the market with a slight price reduction. The paneling, woodwork, and interior fabric make this one of the great Chesapeake Region early manor houses at a relatively affordable price: four bedrooms, two baths on 2.25 acres for $541,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4146-Rivermere-Ln-Eden-MD-21822/37699534_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Kevin, this is a super house. love the old exterior doors, fireplace surrounds-great paneling! I also love the contents, some neat rugs, furniture, clocks, just wonderful.

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

        I’ve long been totally in love with the Rivermere Ln house. I’ve copied everything I could ever find about it. I was going to look at it last spring but then it went pending and I didn’t get back there, then it came back on the market, then pending again. It came back on a short while ago again….does make one wonder why this listing history…? It’s a wonderful house and history I would certainly find fitting. Thanks for posting it again.

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        • messengerjsmessengerjs says: 12 comments
          Salisbury, MD

          I am not aware of anything wrong with it. I am a local realtor specializing in historic properties so let me know if you want to see it! Jane

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

            Hi Jane,
            Thanks for the response. I’m familiar with the Eastern Shore and love that part of Maryland and Virginia. I especially appreciate the pace…even knowing in some ways it represents a certain economic level of the region. Hoping to plan a trip when, “things” get back to normal…..this summer/fall?? I have friends all over Virginia since earning my undergraduate degree in Historic Pres. in Fredericksburg, so visit often. Not sure how to contact you directly…Kelly??

    • messengerjsmessengerjs says: 12 comments
      Salisbury, MD

      Here’s a picture of the “before”. It was painstakingly restored by a local historian in the 1970s. The name of the house is “Bounds Lott” and there is no historical proof that Samuel Chase was born there. A number of local properties claim the same thing! This is a beauty though.

      https://mht.maryland.gov/nr/NRDetail.aspx?NRID=502

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        An absolutely superlative achievement. Imagine the myriad efforts required to achieve the ends we see today. Wow.
        Thank you so much for sharing that link.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Generally, I’m less interested in homes of this vintage. To me, they seem to be mostly pro forma. Not so this specimen. Good God.. Seems to me it is undervalued by half – at least. I was slightly shocked at the price. This home is an absolute masterpiece. The trim details throughout are exquisite. From the most elegant examples in the public rooms, right the way down to the the more simple examples; brilliant scale and symmetry are present in every room and every detail. From Maryland Historic trust, (above link provided by Jane): ” Its interior detail of the mid-18th century remodeling is superior in execution, if a little naive in classical interpretation.” While I agree with this, I think that the vernacular interpretation makes it even more special. Just thrilling.

      Above and beyond the stunningly good architecture and scale of the house itself; the pleasure of slowly clicking through these exceedingly good photographs is heightened over and over again by the absolute brilliance of the current interior decor. Every color and texture; every objet d’art and quality antique; together with quality vintage pieces, and even mundane furnishings; all together create a masterful symphony of light, clean, comfortable, intriguing good taste. SUCH a treat to see – as is. Good luck to the next owner trying to compete with this wonderful current look. A++, and a big ole extra + for (probably) doing it all on a budget, without even a hint of showy excess. The kitchen is testament to that wisdom. I could drop a dozen links in this comment to particular images I find inspiring; but that kitchen fireplace, in that color, with that warm natural light radiating sublime comfy – just nails it.
      https://pi.movoto.com/p/310/MDWC104618_0_NryaAr_l.jpeg
      Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmmm.

      I very well may have to clip this entire house. Such a treat to see.
      Thank you, Kevin!

      *** DO NOT MISS SEEING THIS PLACE ON THE MOVOTO VIEWER ***
      https://www.movoto.com/home/4146-rivermere-ln-eden-md-21822-310_mdwc104618

      OK, just one more link. Am I wrong in thinking these portraits may be reproductions of some sort; or even modern re-interpretations? Doesn’t matter, because they are fabulous. I think I like them even more if they are one of the latter.
      https://pi.movoto.com/p/310/MDWC104618_0_yYjjrb_l.jpeg
      Sheesh, what a great shot. That photographer is a master of capturing interior architecture. Money WELL spent. Not only will those images help sell your house, but what a treasure you’ll have to remember your lovely home looking spectacular in it’s prime as you move along in life.

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

        Rosewater, I couldn’t agree with your comments more……for some intrinsic reason, I have an absolute passion for this house. What do we say? “It speaks to me.”
        And I love the Eastern Shore, especially MD’s.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Sandy, I just read your above comment, in response to Jane, that you are serious about this property. DO IT! Screw “the coof”; get on up there and make it happen. I can’t stop looking at it. It’s soooooo beautiful; it literally makes me tear up a little – not even kidding.

          My favorite aspect of the restoration is the fact that they left it still so deliciously rough around the edges. You’d never even know it unless you look closely because that wonderful wear, dings and dents, scratches, worn finish, and patina, flows right into the many flawless aspects of the interior like chocolate syrup on fro-yo.
          https://pi.movoto.com/p/310/MDWC104618_0_uRuBAj_l.jpeg
          https://pi.movoto.com/p/310/MDWC104618_0_6E6RNm_l.jpeg
          Perfect schmerfect annoys me to no end. This house exemplifies the perfect combination of flawless and flaw like I’ve only very, VERY rarely seen.

          As an architect educated to know fine antique buildings well; I have no doubt you sense the very special nature of what we are seeing here. If you really can make it happen, and you don’t try – – you’ll regret it. Push, push, nudge, nudge.
          https://pi.movoto.com/p/310/MDWC104618_0_qA2Yen_l.jpeg
          Those doors are a MARVEL.
          https://pi.movoto.com/p/310/MDWC104618_0_yyvUq7_l.jpeg
          🙂

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

            Thanks for the encouragement, Rosewater. I have contacted Jane…..one step in front of the other, we’ll see what transpires. I feel about the house just as you do.

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            • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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              1875 Italianate cottage
              Noblesville, IN

              >you’ll regret it.
              I shouldn’t have said that. What a stupid thing to have said. Uprooting one’s life is a major undertaking, and should be very carefully considered. I know my words have no bearing on your decision; I just feel silly for having phrased my enthusiasm for you in that manner. I’ve moved back and forth between here and the desert Southwest a number of times, but never for – a house. 😉

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

                Rosewater, I took your comments with a smile. And of course one doesn’t ever just buy a house…..you buy into a community as well, which to me is of paramount importance. Involved herself, Jane sent me great links to the strong historic preservation community on the Eastern Shore, much of which I was aware of, and I’m sure would find welcoming. I did appreciate your enthusiasm though!!

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      • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 806 comments
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        1875 Victorian Farmhouse
        Lancaster, PA, PA

        This is a great home and kudos to whomever took that 1970’s wreck and brought it up to this. Yes, you do really need to look at it on the MoveTo to appreciate the detail in their extra-large version of the photographs

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  5. JosephJoseph says: 389 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    Not much excitement around here this month, but here are a couple in the nearby town of Holden, MA

    1746 Holden Ma colonial 239.9K

    This colonial caught my eye because I went to look at it when it was for sale a few years ago. What attracted me was that the ell connecting the house and garage was a nice commercial space (being used at the time for an insurance agency). The house was typical of mid-20th century “colonial” remodeling. I believe it was an estate sale at that time, and all was in good repair and very clean.

    From the sale history, it appears that it must have wound up as a foreclosure, and it looks as though the house suffered during vacancy. I suspect the peeling paint and missing ceiling are due to plumbing freezes, and the entire interior now just looks sad.

    Why didn’t I buy it back then? The main reason was that the ceilings were too low (and I’m barely 6.0′), and the awkward staircase would be an issue if aging in place. Still, could be cute if you’re not too tall.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/holden/515-shrewsbury-st-holden-ma-01520–2000535290

    1947 Barry Wills “colonial” 875K

    Houses by this architect are usually desirable properties for those who want the charm of an old house but not the issues. While I don’t care for the modifications made to this one over the years (and I can’t imagine having to clean six bathrooms), the estate-like grounds are stunning.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ma/holden/515-shrewsbury-st-holden-ma-01520–2000535290

  6. SharonSharon says: 248 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    “She’s a brick …. house.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrBx6mAWYPU

    Here are three irresistible brick homes, to me. All are in my hometown of Burlington, in southeast Iowa on the Mississippi River.

    1911 $104,900
    Beautiful stone and brick and woodwork.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1321-S-Main-St-Burlington-IA-52601/67201875_zpid/

    1917 $219,900
    Another stately brick. Beam ceilings. Wisely renovated kitchen is wonderful. Check out the Queen Anne neighbor tucked behind the pines: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/809-S-Garfield-Ave-Burlington-IA-52601/67206612_zpid/

    1926 $79,000
    A brick Craftsman of my dreams! The brick fireplace flanked by built-ins and windows, the colonnades, original light fixtures beckon me home.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1119-South-St-Burlington-IA-52601/67200059_zpid/

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings all! Kelly, pretty house and girl you posted today.

    First, two old house videos that I enjoyed and thought I would pass on:

    50 years off of the grid in Northern California
    A wonderful man building wonderful houses and his gallery and his ideas are so fun. If you should care to watch the entire video, it takes a little while, but it is enjoyable. Such a wonderful MCM and its earlier small houses that were prior dwellings that he built
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qcsWajivnI

    1760 House Restoration, Monroe, CT
    Old house video with interviews by historians and one of the folks who lived here in the 1920s, the owner shares his ideas for preserving, restoring and remaining the space. He certainly shares his love, enjoy the update video for more history.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jl71OETGSE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDobmm0kzyA

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1928, Santa Ana, CA, 1,899,000

    Mediterranean house, the windows and entry first caught my interest, large spiral stair with iron decorative railing, formal rooms, the kitchen is new, but the color of pale green cabinetry is nice—not a shock from the rest of the house, IMO. Enjoy the bathrooms with their lovely windows and tile and love the old garage doors

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2028-N-Victoria-Dr-Santa-Ana-CA-92706/25090436_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=c6ff5a05-ca4a-4d5e-a6e6-005b8ecb3db0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1866, Millbrook, NY, 970,000

    19th century bank barn turned into a “Woodstock Handmade Houses” gem. Lots of additional elements added, along with exposed beams. Love the last shot with the decorative wood stove and the (what I think is an ice “hook”) hanging from the stone wall. nice

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Rodrigo-Knls-Millbrook-NY-12545/150892632_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=b22d17fb-008a-4db3-ba6f-0df2b6ab6503~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1900, Tuxedo Park, NY, 1,250,000

    From the listing: “”Hunting Lodge” the very first building in historic Tuxedo Park, founded in 1886 built by Pierre Lorillard as a hunting preserve for he and his friends, designated in 1980 to the National Register”
    Old home that has had a makeover with a younger vibe. Lovely Dutch roof line and wrap around porch. Interesting collections by the current owners, the famous postage stamp LOVE to enjoy, great retaining wall next to the lap pool.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/107-E-Lake-Rd-Tuxedo-Park-NY-10987/31852519_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=f003bf41-59a2-4812-a931-de8906f86cd4~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1820, Bedford, NY 1,299,000

    Old home with somewhat updated 2 over 2 windows, neat, NEAT fern wallpaper in the front hall (perhaps scrap the green carpet on the stair), love the kitchen for the cabinets, all those windows with out cabinets overhead, and… oooh!, is that plaid carpet?, two story porch like a southern plantation, nice stone retaining walls

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/233-Long-Ridge-Rd-Bedford-NY-10506/33011919_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=e06e676d-ff42-4548-ab84-7cebf7fa259c~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  12. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1853, New Orleans, LA, 2,695,000

    Pretty Italianate with lovely paint and decorative metal work. Tall rooms, fire places, oh to be in New Orleans!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2520-Prytania-St-New-Orleans-LA-70130/73821261_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=8ee0858a-bf08-4d6f-833c-43646afec193~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • JkleebJkleeb says: 265 comments
      Seattle, WA

      Love how well preserved this house is; live the carpets. Very concerned about the language indicating demo is underway. It would be a shame for this treasure to end up being trashed by a trendy interior and would, IMHO, ruin it. This seems to be happening more in New Orleans instead of the value you used to see on preservation.

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

        The demo comment means the house has already been restored by the named preservationist. I know this house. It is beautifully done. Completely renovated with new electrical, plumbing, and AC/Heat.

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  13. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1630 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1851, Bethel, VT, 2,850,000

    Set on 264 acres, a lovely country house, lots of charm. I also like how the pool is sheltered on three sides by the house

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3147-Mount-Hunger-Rd-Bethel-VT-05032/248265218_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=48d9cfe4-1995-4f53-9697-57d59609cc24~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6332 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      VERY pretty. Another house filled with delightful color and light. Posh – yet very human and warm. A+!

      Gotta love those witchy windows. Heheheh. Fun.
      https://photos.zillowstatic.com/cc_ft_576/ISjfzgyxif0ol30000000000.webp

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1070 comments
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      My great great great grandfather was born in Bethel, and his father and grandparents are buried there. Its nice to get a peak at what the area looks like! I’d love to take a drive there, to see the graves, and see if I have any relatives still living there. This is a very nice looking farm! It might make a nice B and B.

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      • JosephJoseph says: 389 comments
        1790 Northborough, MA

        ..It might make a nice B and B…

        When I was hunting for a B and B property the realtor kept showing houses far above my price range. I told her that if I could afford those, I’d be paying someone to make my bed and not the other way around.

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  14. SharonSharon says: 248 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    The Postcard–
    “I thank you very much for writing and confirming things with My Sons—I did not think of going; But the boys were trying to persuade me to say yes. I kept saying: ‘If we went we would stop at the Hotel.’ So Many thanks just the same: Will expect to see you here before long—With love to all including our dear Tha???: I never will forget how good he was with me. Get acquainted with your hubby.”

  15. Cycl44Cycl44 says: 6 comments
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    This place in Palmyra, NY ( historic Erie Canal) is AMAZING for the price. Read the description about Prohibition. Separate studio. Gorgeous property, convenient to small town life, yet everything else you need for work or shopping is an easy drive to Rochester. Yes, taxes, but so much house for the purchase cost! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/425-E-Main-St_Palmyra_NY_14522_M46679-22830?view=Qi

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  16. Cycl44Cycl44 says: 6 comments
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    This place in Palmyra, NY ( historic Erie Canal) is AMAZING for the price. Read the description about Prohibition. Separate studio. Gorgeous property, convenient to small town life, yet everything else you need for work or shopping is an easy drive to Rochester. Yes, taxes, but so much house for the purchase cost! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/213-W-Main-St_Palmyra_NY_14522_M42043-87791?view=qv

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  17. Cycl44Cycl44 says: 6 comments
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    (Wrong comments on my earlier link) Link is for another smaller, but also lovely historic property in Palmyra, NY. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/425-E-Main-St_Palmyra_NY_14522_M46679-22830?view=qv

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  18. SammygirlSammygirl says: 21 comments
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    Free! But may have to be moved.
    Bainbridge, GA
    The Cooper House C.1885

    https://www.georgiatrust.org/historic-properties/cooper-house-c-1885/

    “The building is a two-story wood sided home containing 3,433 square feet, and is located within the Bainbridge Residential Historic District in Decatur County.

    The Cooper House is endangered by leaks in the roof, left unattended for several years. Rehabilitation will require investment of time and capital. A new roof is an immediate need, along with repair of water damage. All systems, including electrical, plumbing, and HVAC will need to be repaired and updated.”

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  19. Anne M.Anne M. says: 825 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I think I will start with the pricey ones at the eastern end of Massachusetts and work my back to the more reasonable in Western Mass.
    A 1957 MCM in Lincoln for $1,400,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/37-Laurel-Dr-Lincoln-MA-01773/57083748_zpid/
    A 1965 MCM in Plymouth with a buildable lot attached for $924,900.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3030B-Doten-Rd-Plymouth-MA-02360/2079774777_zpid/
    Beautiful 1929 Tudor in Worcester for $544,500
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Gaskill-Rd-Worcester-MA-01602/56746986_zpid/
    Also in Worcester, this 1938 for $539,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/130-Flagg-St-Worcester-MA-01609/56747068_zpid/

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  20. Anne M.Anne M. says: 825 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    These are all still in Mass:
    A 1907 English Revival in Worcester for $875,000, with a carriage house with a tack room & a full apartment for $875,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12-Massachusetts-Ave-8-Worcester-MA-01609/2079892584_zpid/
    A 1929 Colonial Revival in Holyoke for $324,900
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/133-Pleasant-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M46533-59092?ex=MA2915950891
    1854 in West Springfield for $224,900
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/620-Elm-St_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M40869-32510?ex=MA2915936362
    Have a nice weekend everyone, and a special wish for all the mothers! stay safe!

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

    A good friend’s house in Shreveport, LA. 1917 late Victorian. $385k, 4 bedroom 3 bath. Additions are seemless: expanded porch and kitchen. All woodwork matches original. The stairs are great as they squeak (good squeak) no matter how hard you try to descend quietly. Ha! It’s a beautiful restoration.

    http://rachelandcorealty.com/listings/919-JEFFERSON-PLACE-SHREVEPORT-LA-71104/263702/228/

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  22. nailwhacker Petenailwhacker Pete says: 69 comments
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    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    “Walt Disney’s Technicolor Dream Home” in Palm Springs, already has a contingent listing at $1,095,000, MCM Atomic Ranch C.1962 4 bed, 4 bath, 2443 sq ft. Built for Walt and his Wife as a retreat. Disney family owned until 2014.
    https://www.bhgre.com/property/2688-S-Camino-Real-Palm-Springs-CA-92264/8154963/detail?src=list

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

    1810-1906 Salisbury, MD, $829,000.
    I almost didn’t look at what I think is overly monumental architecture, but it has a very surprisingly lovely interior, and nicely furnished as well. It’s fun to see…in a lovely historic town on the Eastern Shore.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1600-Camden-Ave-Salisbury-MD-21801/82162513_zpid/

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  24. Something that caught my eye. 1940s art deco ship-inspired brick house.

    1940, Brattleboro VT, $425k

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-Strawberry-Hl-Brattleboro-VT-05301/248645475_zpid/

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    • The unique circular fireplace is very interesting – I would like to see it light up. And the spiral staircase in rad red and white looks live something you might find in a 50’s diner called the Red Rocket. I feel energized just looking at the thing.

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  25. tam017tam017 says: 3 comments

    1840 New Haven, MO $899,900.

    Lovely setting about an hour’s drive from St. Louis.

    https://www.stlgoldhomes.com/property/71-20030030-246-Woodlawn-Drive-New-Haven-MO-63068
    or if that doesn’t allow you to see the listing it’s also here:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/246-Woodlawn-Dr_New-Haven_MO_63068_M79368-99701?view=qv

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    • MJGMJG says: 1789 comments
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      CT

      This house is very nice! I’d buy this one and first thing, remove all of that aluminum siding from the exterior. Very little restoration needed on the inside other than kitchen and cosmetic wall and ceiling work.

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  26. 1870 Italianate in Pekin, IL $135,000. This house has been in bad shape for years. Elderly owner had been unable to take care of and you could not see the house from all the trees growing out of foundation. Since he passed or went into assisted living his family cleared the trees. The porch was falling down and it has been “repaired” but I’m guessing it will have to be disassembled and rebuilt. A lot of really bad tuck-pointing was done at the same time around the house. The interior is stuck in the Late 60’s Early 70’s remodel but I sure would like to see what the hardwood looks like under the carpeting!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/800-Washington-St_Pekin_IL_61554_M77027-63320?cid=soc_shares_ldp_fb&fbclid=IwAR0vWDeg605tkGJzEXtv8cFidMIp5L0mXlswGpnGokm_7joQ0Ma7KZXkBos

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