May 15, 2020: Link Exchange

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

    Don’t know where the home is located or their names. The lady in the portrait is not related to the people in the house photo.

    Edit: I’m taking today and this weekend off from posting…if I can help it.

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    • SharonSharon says: 228 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      I love the wagon! Wouldn’t that be sweet today inside. I’d decorate with it.

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    • KarenAKarenA says: 108 comments
      Greenfield, IN

      You deserve a break!

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      What a neat family. The old lady can only be the man’s mother, passing on that nose! They look so peaceful & a typical hardworking family of their time. I like to think about their stories — a house close next door could mean they are at least semi-rural. His overalls make me think “farmer” but he could be anything, a mason, millworker, mechanic, or simply maintaining a large garden on the weekend. There’s enough money to buy a ready-made wagon for the boy. I love the affection with which the wife looks at the beagle! The house looks well cared for. It feels sometimes like a privilege to peek through the keyhole of time into others’ lives.
      Oh, P.S. The other girl is SO pretty!

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    • Good for you! Take a break. It’s a good thing to do, even from things you like doing.

  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 84 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Although the asking-price history for the 1795 Potts-Fitzhugh property in Alexandria, Virginia, indicates a recent $800,000 drop for this restored six-bedroom, six-bath brick home on a half acre—now offered at $4.8 million—it actually first went on the market in April 2018 for $8.5 million. The brief listing summary does mention that the property is on the National Historic Register but omits that George Washington dined here, that Marquis de Lafayette visited here during his grand American tour in 1824… and that Robert E. Lee spent his childhood here from 1812 until he enrolled at West Point in 1825. I am pretty sure that 50 years ago—the last time the home was publicly offered, though it sold privately in 2000 for $2.5 million—the Lee family connection would have been a prominent selling point… but definitely not so today. This listing could benefit from a few more photos, though the ones herein show an impressive home. I am also including the Historic American Buildings Survey link for this Georgian/ Federal property.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/601-601-&-607-Oronoco-St-Alexandria-VA-22314/2082419613_zpid/

    https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/va0170/

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      This house belonged to Robert E. Lee’s uncle, who allowed Lee’s mother and her children to live there after financial mismanagement & land speculation, plus injury in a riot, led Lee’s father Henry (Light Horse Harry Lee) to flee creditors and reside in the West Indies, leaving his family without support. I can’t help thinking their time there must have been one of great stress which I’m sure affected Robert’s entire life. However, it’s such a beautiful house (well restored too!) that it must have had some soothing influence on them and be a pleasure to subsequent residents.

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  3. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings All!

    I found a lot of expensive homes this week, but my reason for posting them is for the love of these houses and not the price.

    Let us start in northern California:

    1956, Berkeley, CA, 3,900,000

    Wonderfully landscaped property with two Japanese influenced houses—or perhaps I am eyeing the bonsai, dry garden, and wooden elements. I am curious about the brick fireplace and how the bricks are not securely stacked/overlapping like hay bales, but verticle stacks. Perhaps the brick is just a skin and there is an underlying structure.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/636-Wildcat-Canyon-Rd-Berkeley-CA-94708/24849688_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=e00986f3-9b51-4b5a-bea6-c4aa39ef9e87~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1913, San Francisco, CA, 4,150,000

    Paneling and arched ceiling, and I love the walls that curve up to the ceiling, what appear to be metal casement windows and diamond pane windows

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/41-49-Mercedes-Way-San-Francisco-CA-94127/2079631391_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=6ec3e5d5-99ab-4fdc-9ffe-dac84d4d1f9a~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1856, Napa, CA, 3,200,000

    Handsome Gothic façade. I love the decorative somewhat three leaf clover motif over the center upstairs window and the along the roofline. I love the current owners style and collections. I was pleasantly surprised with the small grey and paneled room with the desk. There is also a lovely 1907 cottage on the property done well.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/554-Randolph-St-Napa-CA-94559/240299569_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=ca181cc5-7aed-4816-95c8-5dd39622bdba~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • JulieJulie says: 320 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      The Berkley home is a gem – it’s Japanese inspired aesthetic really appeals to me and it has such a serene ambiance and of course the grounds compliment both homes perfectly. Great find!

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    • Gail M.Gail M. says: 193 comments
      1964 Brutalist midmod condo
      Saint Paul, MN

      I just can’t decide which one I want. !

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2220 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Love the middle one, the San Francisco Tudor. Yes, to the coved ceilings and all of the great windows! And the baths, too.

      I’m not into MCM, but gotta say the first house also lovely. Inviting the outside in, with those huge expanses of glass. And if one can afford it, I suppose one can afford window washers & a gardener.😉

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    On to southern California:

    1887, San Diego, CA, 5,500,000

    I am not sure if this was the house that Jay/Rosewater shared in the last week or not. I cannot find the share- just remembered it was San Diego and there was lots of ornamental detail, so decided to err on the side of this possibly being “here it is again”. Thoroughly embellished and entertaining Victorian Queen Anne.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/406-Maple-St-San-Diego-CA-92103/2116844389_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=66ba4648-a612-45ef-879b-9625af4ea8a1~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3472 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      This is a FANTASTIC house and I only just wanted to put it out there as a native that being that close to the San Diego airport is NOT a good thing. All the rest of the things they say about it are GOOD, but not that. The planes go so low overhead in that neighborhood that you have to stop talking till they’ve gone by. You can practically touch them. Still, worth it to most people. I would certainly tolerate it and I suppose you get used it like you get used to trains nearby.

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 802 comments
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      1972 not a dream.
      Hopkinton, MA

      Wow, that is some house! I wonder if those tusks are real? Love the room with the bar, dying to see the kitchen. Very interesting vanity station.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Sure is. 🙂 I clipped it years ago, the last time it was on the market.
      Blech! What they did to the attic is SO annoying. This current listing does not do the place justice – at all.
      SUCH a great tree! 🙂

      [click on the little TVplay icon, top right-ish, for best viewing]
      https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2qUgP7
      I need to update that gallery, because I do have more, quality pix of it somewhere.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        That tree is so wonderful. And if you look around the street view, you can see why it is an event space, not much of a view, but a business district. Now I see why I could not find it, it was in you files, and your pictures are amazing.

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    • AnnieKAnnieK says: 22 comments
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      Las Vegas, NV

      One of my favorite houses in my hometown!

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Back East:

    1957, Tarrytown, NY, 1,185,000

    From the listing: “This unique and architecturally significant residence designed by renowned architect Roy Johnson, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, is Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient with the qualities of a Modern Classic.”
    Banks of windows sheltered by roof lines, inside light lit ceilings

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/126-Altamont-Ave-North-Tarrytown-NY-10591/33025942_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=37cacbc3-1e0a-46cd-bda7-e3010528cac0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1892, Winter Harbor, ME, 3,890,000

    Classic and large, this country cottage sits on 4 acres and has loads of natural paneling, ceilings, especially fond of the front door with its three oval windows

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/134-W-Oval-Winter-Harbor-ME-04693/2082585836_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=68f8606a-6043-41bb-a652-37a66eaea3f8~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    New York:

    1860?, Loudonville, NY, 825,000

    I am not sure of the house build date, but that is what they list. Tudor Revival, some pretty details in paneling, woodwork, stone, brick, windows and ceiling mouldings.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/407-Loudon-Rd-Loudonville-NY-12211/29697846_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=2cb14502-2b57-40ae-b6d0-acb9f1e5c519~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1805/1810, Craryville, NY 860,000

    45 rural acres, painted wood paneled rooms, from the historic sign: “Sheldon Homestead, always owned by Sheldon family. Friend Sheldon and early settler, supervisor 1815-18, Justice of peace for many years”

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87-Sheldon-Ln-Craryville-NY-12521/30018078_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=88696f88-3a4e-4f19-bd4c-2d216680e681~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Lastly, a few from New England:

    1900, Great Barrington, MA, 550,000

    Set on 32 acres this shingle style is wonderful on the exterior, not much is shown of the interior, but what a wonderful place this could be to restore and make enjoyable again.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/542-Egremont-Rd-Great-Barrington-MA-01230/63437367_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=818ab9b4-91aa-45cf-a554-989ae606f55a~X1-Uveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1790, Plainfield, NH, 249,000

    From the listing: “ Once the grandest property in Plainfield she was purchase in the 1980s by a steward who had great vision to restore Kingsbury Tavern back into the pride of the town.”
    Love the fireplaces- kitchen hearth is appealing with that large stone piece, paneling.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1027-State-Route-12a-Plainfield-NH-03781/2080595108_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=de0eb193-b19f-4a34-8002-949679f610a0~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1795, Haverhill, NH, 525,000

    From the listing: “Built circa 1795 by Ross Coon, a self-proclaimed physician and minister more famously remembered as having been a tavern-keeper “who kept a good bar,” this Federal Period home sits proudly on the village green in Haverhill Corner, New Hampshire.”
    Love the opening shot of the granite post and gate with stone retaining wall and stair leading up to the beautifully simple front door. Lovely colors used on the interior woodwork.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/28-School-St-Haverhill-NH-03765/113002097_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=760aa00f-f3f9-4326-b6f3-8beb7d84cafc~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    Cheers!

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 512 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      The Haverhill, NH house and barn are outstanding. The surrounding area is quaint and peaceful looking. There is just a peek on streetview, at the end of the unpaved road (School Street): https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0331551,-72.0643353,3a,37.9y,113.61h,89.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTLTzMLWTZXUA8Js428FA7Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

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

      Good Lord Kimberly,

      I was hoping you;d post before I went out to do chores! *grin* My favorites of your lovely batch of listings are the Loudon, NY, which almost looks CGI in the drone exterior photos, and is glorious, and the last one, in Haverhill, NH. That is one awesome house!

      K, gotta go, ponies are calling!

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Julie, what kind of ponies are calling you?

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

          Two POA ponies, an arab/mustang/morgan, and an arab/appy, all 14 hands and under. I like ponies and short horses!

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          • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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            1936 Cabin

            I always feel like my life is complete when I am around horses. I have had two favorite appys in my life, several morgans,amongst a number of others, my mother had a 3/4 Arab, his personality was sooooo alive and such a character, he was the last one she had. For now two border collies,two older cats and the younger cat brothers.

          • TXJewelTXJewel says: 364 comments
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            1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
            Strawn, TX

            My first horse was a little bay mustang from the Dakotas (can’t remember if it was North or South, it was 50 yrs ago). He was a tough little guy that stood 14 hands. I rode him everywhere and he never got tired.

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 717 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      I’ve loved the Haverhill house since it was listed for $625,000 when I first saw it on OHD. It is everything I’d want. I commented then that I wished we could see the interior of the barn. The pantry and the Kennebec cabinetry is fabulous. I almost shared it too, when I saw it relisted. Thanks for doing so Kimberly, it deserves admiration again.

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    • SharonSharon says: 228 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      Everything I could ever want in a historic New England home is in this Haverhill home. Thank you for sharing this special dream.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
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      The Great Barrington place was the carriage house on the country estate of Charles H. Kerner (1839-1904) of New York. Called Forkhurst Farm, Kerner bred champion trotting horses on much greater acreage there around the turn of the century. Born in Hamburg, he was a hotelier in Manhattan and grew his fortune with a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. I love grand estate remnants, and it looks like a fun project. Thanks, Kim!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I remember seeing the Great Barrington property last year when it was first listed. I’m pretty sure it had it’s own thread at the time; but could have been a share. Same meh listing and same less than meh pix are a real disappointment. I remember thinking at the time that it looked more like an athletic and games “casino” than it does a “barn” or carriage house. Unfortunately the lack of new pix or info. leave me in the same place. I imagine it is owned by wealthy folks who are less than concerned that it lingers the way it does. Too bad. I’d love to see more of it.

      Everybody loves the Haverhill house, and I get that: I however am much more into the Plainfield house, which looks like a smokin good deal on 3 acres for $250K. All the choices have already been made in Haverhill. Plainfield is a world of possibilities! Nice. TY. 🙂

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  8. JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
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    A few years back, Kelly posted Oak Terrace (or Oak Lawn), the Hudson River mansion where Eleanor Roosevelt spent summers with her grandparents. The 1872 gatehouse has long been subdivided, expanded and “creatively” renovated into a million dollar getaway. Fun to look at anyway:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/794-Woods-Rd-Germantown-NY-12526/30004611_zpid/?

    https://www.schoolfieldcountryhouse.com/the-house/2017/4/18/gate-houses-of-the-hudson-river-historic-district

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  9. JkleebJkleeb says: 260 comments
    Seattle, WA

    Palm Springs, CA 1962, $2.5 million

    Completely original interior design (down to the patio furniture and glassware in the cupboards) by Arthur Elrod, who did much to create what many people now think of as the 1960s and early 70s mod look. I am amazed that this has been kept intact given it was a family home (including –two dogs) and has been a vacation rental. As attached as I am to all my stuff, there is something very appealing to me about just having to pack a couple of bags and move right in without all the hassle of packing and moving. I have no idea what to call this type of architecture but would love to hear from anyone who knows. I think I have heard it referred to as “Hollywood regency” but that doesn’t sound very specific.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/350-W-Via-Lola-Palm-Springs-CA-92262/2082010793_zpid/

    Article including comments from original owner.
    https://www.palmspringslife.com/arthur-elrod-escape-house/

    Palm Springs, CA, 1966, $1.25 million
    I suspect that the original cabinets are still in the kitchen, but have been painted blue. Interesting color but I would do a trial strip area to check it out.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1300-S-Sagebrush-Rd-Palm-Springs-CA-92264/18028004_zpid/

    Spokane, WA 1958, $860,000
    Original baths and kitchen (with updated appliances). There is a lot to love in the view but I really like how original most finishes seems to be.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/230-E-High-Dr-Spokane-WA-99203/23536795_zpid/

    Bellingham, WA, 1928 cabin,$800,000
    Great cabin with wonderful view:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1207-Chuckanut-Dr-Bellingham-WA-98229/23602725_zpid/

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    • JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
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      The Elrod House is pretty amazing (and that’s a fascinating article about it). Not really Regency Revival, Hollywood or otherwise, and 1962 is too late for that anyway. McAlester calls MCM houses like that Contemporary, which includes late International Style houses. I’d call it Mid-Century Modern and leave it there, but what do I know? Thanks!

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 512 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Great picks. We went to Palm Springs for Spring Break this year. We were there for a whole 24 hours (was supposed to have been a week) before we had to skedaddle because of the impending lock-downs and travel restrictions. What a wonderful place for mid-mods. I shall return!

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Well, I woke up today to your posts, and what a fun trip it was. I thoroughly enjoyed the Elrod house and article, that was first rate. Such an entertaining space. I am sorry to hear we lost him so long ago. I am glad you added the article as it added so much to the story of this wonderful house. Thank you

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    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
      NC

      I’m plain crazy for the front door façade of the Elrod house! Major impressive!

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  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Lovers of brick Victorians with towers will be excited to see that the recent example we saw (again) in Williamsport, IN has had it’s listing updated with a slew of pretty good new interior and exterior images. The good news being that despite some slight “shrinkage”, most of the interior detail remains; is quite nice; and all seems in surprisingly good condition!

    Substantial, 1885, brick Victorian / Williamsport, IN / CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!!!
    *** Better hurry if you want it ***
    https://www.movoto.com/williamsport-in/24-fall-st-williamsport-in-47993/pid_nulze4pedh/for-sale/
    OHD thread:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/03/30/1885-queen-anne-in-williamsport-in/

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  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Here are a couple of wonderful, vernacular, “I” houses down in Northern Kentucky. Both are on acreage, with a wide variety of antique ancillaries. Both are in “God’s country” with lovely rolling topography. Both are also near (in) towns I’m really fond of. I want both of them; especially house two, which is early, and has a couple of great Federal mantles. It’s more my speed for a country place.

    1860, Vernacular Greek Revival farm house, on 35 acres / Maysville, KY / $590K
    https://www.landandfarm.com/property/35_Acres_in_Mason_County-10161713/

    Hard to say exactly how this one started out. The listing says the brick is a “veneer”; and with those mantles – I dunno. It’s super interesting, and enviable to my eye.

    1791(!), Classical Revival, on 15 acres / Cynthiana, KY / $350K
    [The absolute crap photography is a damn shame]
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/583-Silas-Pike_Cynthiana_KY_41031_M35486-16004#photo0

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    • ddbackerddbacker says: 512 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      The Cynthiana acreage and tree-lined drive to the house are amazing. The house deserves to be restored. I would start with removal of the porte-cochere. That is half of the job right there.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 793 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Both great choices! I always get a smile when I see a home with the same wallpaper as my Mom and I hung in her house in the 1970’s (room with fireplace and built in wall cabinet in house #1). And I wouldn’t say #2 is necessarily brick veneer — unless added much later it is likely solid brick, and the agent doesn’t know the difference beween “brick” and “brick veneer.” And I agree, Kentucky has some of the loveliest gentle countryside there is.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1608 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very enjoyable, and yes, sad about a good deal of the photos on the second house, but what they do is make me want to see it in person, and get the real view. I am intrigued by silly things like the saddle on its stand in the house (ditto at my house) and the carriage in the shed.

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  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Just for funsies; here a few old threads, (viewable by all), which are well worth a second look.

    This one may still be available; but is currently off market.
    The last time I saw it years ago it had no interior pix; but those were subsequently added, and there is much to see!
    1800, Federal / Buckfield, ME / [OFF MARKET]
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/09/06/c-1800-federal-buckfield-me/

    This fantastic Italianate, with Gothic and Second Empire elements (= TOWER!), was long ago sold (to OHD reader jwhcfl, https://www.oldhousedreams.com/user/11075/ ). I happened across a nice article this week about it’s restoration, including pix. What a triumph!
    – Before:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/12/18/1872-italianate-marshall-mi/
    – After:
    https://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/news/2018/09/18/house-clock-its-walls-cronin-marshall/1303778002/

    This fascinating house was added to the site earlier this year. Reader AmyBee has added a link at the bottom of the comments which leads to some great additional pix, and a floor plan. Blows my mind.
    1820 Federal / Hudson, NY / $450K
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/02/06/c-1820-federal-in-hudson-ny/

    This is one of my all time favorite houses on OHD. Lovers of great Aesthetic Period, Asian inspired, architecture and detail, (also Stick and Shingle), should not miss seeing it: [yes you, MJG – heheheh].
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/10/24/c-1880-stick-victorian-portland-me/

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 892 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Thanks for the replay, Jay! I missed the Portland, ME, house the first time around – what a beauty!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Check this out, Barbara. Ran across it this week completely by chance. Kinda sad to see it empty; but some great detail shots in the later listing update, and empty shots allow a renewed appreciation of the details in each room. Sigh…

        https://hinkeinrealty.com/property/athens-village-victorian/

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        • Barbara VBarbara V says: 892 comments
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          1800 cottage
          Upstate, NY

          Jay, I love this house! In fact, I attended the estate sale there a couple of years ago, following the death of the owner, an artist named Louis Stettner, and the beauty and originality of the house and little barn were just incredible. I took a bunch of photos at the time and sent them to Kelly after the property was shared on OHD.

          And, if you go to the 23rd photo in the series, you will see a landscape painting at the far right on the mantle shelf which now hangs in my living room. Not one of his creations, but lovely nevertheless, and a wonderful bargain at $3 – !

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            >I love this house! In fact, I attended the estate sale
            I know you did, Barbara; and I’m still jealous! Heheheh. Now especially jealous since you scored that rad painting – – for 3 bux! Nicely done. I thought you might enjoy seeing it again as much as I did when It randomly popped up while I was searching for something else. 🙂

    • MJGMJG says: 1760 comments
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      CT

      You know me well man! That’s a beautiful house. I have seen this in books from the period. I bet there are some nice details under the shingles there unless those are slate. I”ve seen this style referred to sometimes as a Swiss Villa in the architectural books from the time. I never saw this before. I instantly book marked it. I’ve not made it back through all of the archives. My only sadness is that it appears they put the kitchen in one of the living rooms or old dining room for some reason. I wonder why.
      But that stained glass vestibule makes my eyes pleased!

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  13. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    Well kept simple Craftsman with a sunny interior. Happy surprise that the kitchen hasn’t been “upgraded” to a clone of HGTV granite-and-stainless-steel kitchens. In-town Burlington VT, 1923, $566K. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/406-S-Winooski-Ave-Burlington-VT-05401/12654275_zpid/?

    I was in a lake-house mood this weekend. The renovations are obvious but it has maintained its welcoming summer place for the family look. (Deep-pocketed family, that is.) Attractive landscaping too. Shelburne VT, on Lake Champlain, 1.295 million. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/293-Ordway-Shore-Rd-Shelburne-VT-05482/220865257_zpid/?

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  14. Anne M.Anne M. says: 802 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I love the dog in this week’s old house picture!
    In Lexington, MA 1840 complete with “virtual staging” a lovely house with a great porte cochere for $1.375m
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/53-Hancock-St_Lexington_MA_02420_M39307-86285
    Also in Lexington, not far from the Battle Green, a charming 1939 cottage for $1.2m Every year on Patriot’s Day at the crack of dawn, you can watch (or hear) the reenactment of the battle that kicked off the Revolutionary War.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10-Audubon-Rd_Lexington_MA_02421_M49031-93639
    In nearby Arlington, where the “real” Uncle Sam is said to have been born a 1932 Tudor with lots of original features for $799,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Perkins-St_Arlington_MA_02476_M37401-05904

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  15. Anne M.Anne M. says: 802 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    A 1923 Brick colonial in Fall River, MA for $549,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/16-Belmont-St-Fall-River-MA-02720/55984234_zpid/
    An 1866 Italianate in Ilion,NY for $329,000 -gorgeous!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/317-W-Main-St-Ilion-NY-13357/83933381_zpid/
    1850 Italianate in Brandon, VT for $380,000 lots of great detail
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23-High-St-Brandon-VT-05733/92025912_zpid/

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  16. CoraCora says: 2055 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1958. The listing says it just needs “cosmetic updates” – I hope no one “updates” this home. That blue bathroom…ohhhhh my ❤❤❤ So many sweet details. $149K

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8014-E-Mockingbird-St-Wichita-KS-67207/77311656_zpid/

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  17. Anne M.Anne M. says: 802 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1920 classic bungalow in West Springfield, MA for $205,900
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/46-Hampden-St_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M49817-49726
    An 1831 Greek Revival in Grafton, MA for $729,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/44-North-St_Grafton_MA_01519_M30363-83427
    1893 in Northfield, MA for $365,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/80-Highland-Ave_Northfield_MA_01360_M40250-06603
    I hope everyone is safe & healthy. Other than feeling like I am in an endless loop of the movie “Ground Hog Day” all is well here.

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  18. JulieJulie says: 320 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora/Hello from New Zealand,

    Just saw this 107 year old gem advertised in the newspaper when I came inside to have a rest after doing some gardening. I went online to have a closer look only to see it has been sold but I thought I would show it anyway because it is pretty special.

    https://papatoetoe.harcourts.co.nz/Property/738202/GV3004/212B-Newell-Road

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  19. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/79-Turtle-Point-Rd-Tuxedo-Park-NY-10987/2090693360_zpid/ Built in 1896 and priced at $5,950,000.
    Yes Yes Yes!!!
    I am in love with the house, but the land makes it that much better!

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 142 comments
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      TX

      Yep, Tuxedo Park. I hear ya- some of my most coveted-if-I-ever-win-the-lottery houses are in Tuxedo Park and this one would be right up there on the list. It’s really a beauty!

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  20. Sandy BSandy B says: 717 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1780 Greek Revival, Jersey Shore, PA, $170,000.
    Dating seems off, unless it’s had a major overhaul decades later, but it’s really a lovely house for a very reasonable price. It needs a few things, which the owner is up front about, and he is even offering owner financing.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/400-S-Main-St-Jersey-Shore-PA-17740/78664762_zpid/

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

    Anyone looking for a cute beach house on the Oregon Coast?

    1930- Lincoln City, OR – $285000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1232-SW-51st-St_Lincoln-City_OR_97367_M27253-97582#photo0

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

      Wow. I went looking for more, but got so disgusted, I gave up! There was one “carefully restored” Craftsman that was entirely gray and white inside, and had all the usual “updates” *shudder*

      I think I’m gonna bake cookies. I need chocolate.

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  22. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    Nice restoration, unfussy & graceful. Comfortable place for living. The bit about the patio is confusing — “built from the original foundation” — was there an earlier house there? Or did they replace the foundation on the existing one? It’s early Sunday a.m.; maybe I haven’t had enough coffee yet but I am curious.

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    • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 142 comments
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      TX

      That’s kind of weird, isn’t it? Maybe I haven’t had enough caffeine either ’cause it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. I get the feeling that we’re missing the back half of the house or something, but that may just my very untrained eye. Maybe someone with more knowledge will swing by and offer some insight. Rosewater, JimH., and other folks, can you help us out? We’re looking at this: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/86-Adams-St-Rochester-NY-14608/30885095_zpid/?mmlb=g,20

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Well that certainly is curious. Thanks’ for pointing it out, Camile. I didn’t make it that far through the listing. 😉

        Here’s an edited, expanded, image capture which shows some definite ghost markings on the brick of the remaining house; as well as significant modifications and repairs to it as well.
        https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/rochester.jpeg
        This indicates to me that there was indeed an original service L which used to sit atop that foundation. Someone demoed it at some point; likely due to it’s condition at the time. That they kept the foundation (basement) as shown is really remarkable, and exceedingly unusual. Those trees have been growing there for a good long time, probably 50 years+; so it happened a long time ago.

        It sure could be a FABULOUS space if someone with a green thumb and a sense for architecture would get in there and do something fun with it. Wish it was ME! Super cool sort of outdoor room with GOBS of potential. I’d dig it down a couple of feet deeper, maybe 6′ to 8′ from the house, and open that LL up as an English basement; put a proper porch across the top. Love those.

        Super cool! The things you miss when you can’t get past the HGTV and give up.
        If the person who posted the link had included a sentence or two telling us to hang on through the blecch bit, that would have been helpful. 😉

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        • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1746 comments
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          1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
          NC

          Well, that photo answers my question, thanks as usual, Jeff! I agree a million % too about the potential for very very cool outdoor room in the old foundation. I had the same thought you did about the trees growing in it. It could be a stunner & lots of fun to mess around in.

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 6222 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            >fun to mess around in
            Mmmmm hmmmmm, for sure, Laurie. Those stacked stone walls are sooo beautiful. I’d have all kinds of things growing on and out of them, vining down them, and every other thing. Would be such a fun job to do over a few years. A real labor of love. Shade gardens are the best. 🙂

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    • JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
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      There was a frame section on the rear shown on the Sanborns in 1892, removed 30 or so years ago – the aerials aren’t very clear.
      The house is from a decade or more earlier than 1886. The longtime residents from the early 1880’s were railroad engineer Franklin D. Moshier (1842-1900), wife Carrie and their 6 children.

      Mississippi bluesman Eddie James “Son” House lived there awhile after giving up music in the 1940’s. He also worked on the railroad, as a porter and chef for the N.Y. Central. He was “rediscovered” in his 60’s and had a brief revival.

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

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  23. Hi! I’m not sure if this link has been shared, but I will post it here. My late friend passed and his wife is selling two of his homes. John was a preservationist. The link is to the Rev. Dr. Mansfield House in Ansonia, CT. It is thought to have been built in 1700, but when it was moved by Mabel Stivers in 1925-6, one of the fireplace beams or lintels was marked 1672. Certainly worthy of discussion. The house truly is magnificent and is priced to sell to the right person. Below is the link!

    https://www.antiquehomesmagazine.com/property/CT/ansonia/35-jewett-st/06401/home/30804/

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 793 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      This is a super antique home for what seems a bargain 75K. (Although to be fair, it’s hard to judge if it’s a bargain without knowing a lot more about the condition and the location). Still…and the link above suggests going to the Historical Society website, which has a photo of another home which was on OHD at one point and attracted a good bit of commentary. Does anyone know what may have happened to it? (Dr. John Ireland Howe House, 1848). http://derbyhistorical.org/ (you might have to click on the tab marked “Houses”) Here is the OHD link which says “SOLD” — it may be restricted access. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/10/10/1844-greek-revival-in-derby-ct/

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      • Hi John,
        I own the “sister” house to this home (described this way by some historians, as the successor to Mansfield lived in the house that I own). Here is a link to my late friend John’s blog post on my house, which is the Captain Mordecai Prindle House: http://birminghampoint.co/blog/2012/09/10/historic-homes/prindle-goldstein-house/

        Sorry about the DHS website… it is very antiquated (not in a good way) and we are in the process of updating things. The Dr. John Ireland Howe House was recently sold and we gifted an easement to Preservation CT that they will manage. If you look around the Birmingham Point Preservationists blog you will find lots of history on the Mansfield House. Here is another link: http://birminghampoint.co/blog/category/mansfield-house/

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      • MJGMJG says: 1760 comments
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        CT

        Ahhh … i know Derby very well. My family moved from Italy into the Italian neighborhood referred to as “Camp-town” in Derby.
        I know this house. These old homes are everywhere in what they call “The Valley”. We used to visit The David Humphreys house for school trip. I believe the original cobble stone road down to Main Street down the hill from this was just recently paved over to the horror of many residents. I always remember that cobble stone street was so cool. Last one left.

    • JimHJimH says: 5006 comments
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      Ancient ✔️
      Historically important ✔️
      Well-preserved ✔️
      National Register listed ✔️
      Live-in condition ❓(Looks like it is)
      Bargain priced ✔️

      http://derbyhistorical.org/mansfield.htm

      https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/71000906

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  24. GarthGarth says: 12 comments

    Built in 1969, so only old-ish, and doesn’t have a ton of historical value other than just being a functional dwelling, but I thought people here really needed to see this:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/480-Rainier-Dr-Pittsburgh-PA-15239/11262049_zpid/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

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  25. Plenty of un-remuddling to do with this one, but the fireplace, built-ins, and coffered ceilings of this Holyoke, MA multi-family have me swooning! The build date is listed as 1900, but my guess is it’s closer to 1890. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/999-Hampden-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M93994-67356?view=qv

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  26. I love the vintage bathroom and living room window seat in this 1940 Tudor in Holyoke, MA! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1134-Northampton-St_Holyoke_MA_01040_M45581-91321?view=qv

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  27. A property that needs a little love, but I love the bathroom- the tile and wall paper are amazing! The built ins are cute. The kitchen cabinets look vintage and could potentially be nice with some spiffying up. This Holyoke home was built in 1920. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/77-Brookline-Ave_Holyoke_MA_01040_M48544-92830#photo8

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  28. Anne M.Anne M. says: 802 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I just came across this house in Fitchburg, MA and as it is “pending” I thought I’d share it now rather than wait until Friday. It is an 1890 “Townhouse” I am not sure what that label means in this context, but it sure is nice $349,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/34-Atlantic-Ave-Fitchburg-MA-01420/56694140_zpid/

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  29. The listing says it’s the oldest log cabin in the USA. For a bit more money (*bit*), you can have all the furnishings, too. I wish there were more pictures.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/406-Swedesboro-Rd-Gibbstown-NJ-08027/38779687_zpid/?

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  30. PolthomPolthom says: 14 comments
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    Nice (over-the-top, really) incorporation of tile into old home.

  31. Beautiful historic home in Grosse Ile Michigan. One of 10 original homes built on the Island in 1927. Original flooring,windows, garage door,wood throughout.List price 429000.00.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/22142-Forest-Dr_Grosse-Ile_MI_48138_M44937-08247

  32. posixposix says: 8 comments

    1901 magnificent former Victorian butchers shop in London, England. Converted to residential and restored by the current owner. £700,000
    https://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/hornsey-road-2/

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