September 4, 2020: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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104 Comments on September 4, 2020: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11855 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Super thanks to the OHD Supporters!!!

    I’m recycling the featured image again. No known location.

    Next week may be spotty to none at all with posts. Going to try to take a week “off” but you know me, I may do a few reshares of price reductions or something. 🙂

    Have a safe, happy weekend!

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  2. QuiltingWitchQuiltingWitch says: 79 comments
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    1969 split level prisoner
    Great Falls, MT

    Huge Victorian Riverton, NJ – $399,900

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/106-Lippincott-Ave,-Riverton,-NJ-08077_rb/38160403_zpid/

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  3. QuiltingWitchQuiltingWitch says: 79 comments
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    1969 split level prisoner
    Great Falls, MT

    New England Classic – Divine Setting – Plainfield, MA – $649,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/124146346_zpid/

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  4. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 97 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This property was originally constructed for a steel-industry giant in the mid-1920s—a man who also made some of his money, apparently, from a side gig as a gun runner and bootlegger during Prohibition. Built in 1924 and later transformed for a time into a Capuchin monastery, this colonial revival estate sits on 23 acres overlooking the Severn River in Annapolis with 7 bedrooms, 13 baths (or is it 8 baths?), and 11 fireplaces over nearly 22,000 square feet of beautiful and visionary living space for just under—and this is… well… an overwhelming sticking point—$25 million (though down from the $32 million asking price when the home and acreage comprised the highest-priced property on the market statewide in 2012). Many of these images just might make you wish could afford such a mansion, as this description from the listing, which some will read as hyperbole, actually has it about right: “The attention to detail and emphasis on proportions and craftsmanship are unparalleled.” And for those of you familiar with Maryland, the current owner is CEO of the well-regarded Phillips Seafood Company.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1604-N-Winchester-Rd-Annapolis-MD-21409/36027773_zpid/

    Separately, here is an interesting Trulia blog—describing the estate back when the house was previously on the market—that explores the history of the property, provides additional insights and speculation, and contradicts at times some of the description in the current Zillow listing.

    https://www.trulia.com/blog/annapolis-real-estate-capuchin-monk-the-friary/

    Stay safe.

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  5. QuiltingWitchQuiltingWitch says: 79 comments
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    1969 split level prisoner
    Great Falls, MT

    Up for auction – fabulous estate – Scott, Arkansas

    https://blackmonauctions.com/project/lands-end-estate-auction/

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1745 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings all! here are a few that caught my eye:

    1871, Piermont, NY, 1,275,000

    From the listing: “The Taylor House, late 19th Cent shingle colonial w/ Hudson River views & designed by America’s best loved architect, Stanford White.”

    I love the interior of this little fireplace:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/230-Hudson-Ter-Piermont-NY-10968/32385780_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=1a9edfa2-309a-4731-b67d-188bcf0b12ff~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8&mmlb=g,6

    and the view of the parquet floor:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/230-Hudson-Ter-Piermont-NY-10968/32385780_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=1a9edfa2-309a-4731-b67d-188bcf0b12ff~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8&mmlb=g,9

    and mantle with these candle holders:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/230-Hudson-Ter-Piermont-NY-10968/32385780_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=1a9edfa2-309a-4731-b67d-188bcf0b12ff~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8&mmlb=g,20

    Exterior of this house is beautiful. I love the decorative element to the basement level with a mix of stone and brick.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/230-Hudson-Ter-Piermont-NY-10968/32385780_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=1a9edfa2-309a-4731-b67d-188bcf0b12ff~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1894, Hudson, NY, 1,150,000

    The house, to me, appears to be several styles with the bay and tower above the rounded porch. It is balanced, but not a mirror image of the other side of the façade. Lots of paneling and tiled fireplaces, lighting, though the pictures are blurry. The stained glass showcase on the landing on the stair is amazing.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39-W-Court-St-Hudson-NY-12534/29997690_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=9b71341e-d39b-40fc-afb5-91867a98765c~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1931, Philadelphia, PA, 3,850,000

    From the listing: “Leopold Stokowski by leading Philadelphia architects Mellor & Meigs. The architects later enlisted Morris E. Leeds to commission their ultimate country house within the city. By 1931, Morris and Hadassah Leeds realized their dream, sparing no expense to create a residence that remains an outstanding example of Norman Revival architecture and artisan craftsmanship.”

    Stone, brick, wood, plaster, and slate exterior. Inside the large spaces of this castle-like home. I am intrigued by the current owner’s furniture collection and how the arts and crafts seems to fit comfortably into these rooms. Interesting lighting, artwork, pottery, and rugs.
    However, the kitchen (IMO) are a shock to the system. I wonder what Leopold’s kitchen looked like.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1025-Westview-St-Philadelphia-PA-19119/10274227_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=5c20c697-a16a-4bf3-9eb9-cfaa1bf9f74e~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  7. MattDMattD says: 119 comments
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    1870 Classical Revival
    New Orleans, LA

    1893 Queen Anne, Plainfield NJ, $895k, 6370 sq ft., 200x 120 lot. A lot of house for this price that is move in ready! Absolutely beautiful woodwork. That staircase! WOW!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/308-W-8th-St_N-Plainfield_NJ_07060_M96387-19523

    Another 1893 Queen Anne, Trenton TN. $299,900, 5000 sq ft. More great woodwork and room colors! Its all hiding behind the white exterior. Oh how it could shine painted correctly.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1008-S-College-St_Trenton_TN_38382_M87892-40592

    1885 Victorian, Marengo, IL, $490k, 5200 sq ft. This one may have been posted before on OHD, or at least one similar, as the square tower reminds me of another. But the rich interiors and details are amazing. Now to get the exterior repainted to make it complete!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/321-E-Washington-St_Marengo_IL_60152_M76376-42752

    1880 Brick Empire, Abilene, KS. $429k, 10k sq ft. Another stunner inside and out! Plus it looks like 90% of the original lighting fixtures!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/106-N-Vine-St_Abilene_KS_67410_M80319-48064#photo0

    1899 Queen Anne, Bloomfield, KY, $299,900, 3300 sq ft. A simpler house than the others I have posted, but such a beauty! Obviously well loved and cared for. I could easily see myself here!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/118-Springfield-Rd_Bloomfield_KY_40008_M48416-12783

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  8. JulieJulie says: 336 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand (and the rest home I am still imprisoned in as I await my leg healing and subsequent rehab)

    This Hawkes Bay region home is absolutely stunning from the inside out, the grounds and the scenery.

    “Greenhill is a distinctive historic 1898 homestead occupying a unique hill-top position, set among 29.5 ha more or less (73 acres) of rolling farmland. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Hastings or 25 minutes from Napier the Estate’s beautifully manicured grounds and garden offer unrivalled panoramic views over the surrounding picture perfect farmland.

    One of the few remaining significant homesteads in Hawke’s Bay, this grand home built with kauri, matai, rimu and totara has been enjoyed by a family for over 100 years, until more recently, when it had a significant refurbishment, and has been operating as a luxury lodge.”

    I just saw the listing today and by late this afternoon it had sold but it was for negotiation and has a valuation of between US$2,681.00 – 3,015,000.00. I thought it was still worth sharing.

    https://www.bayleys.co.nz/2852288

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    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 868 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      definitely worth a share! beautiful. I hope your recovery is coming along, Julie!

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 762 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Stunning house….stunning views…..thank-you, Julie. Glad you’re posting again, that means hopefully you are well on the road to wellness, right?? We were all missing you.

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      • JulieJulie says: 336 comments
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        1997 1 storey contemporary

        Thank you very much. I go back to the hospital on Tuesday for xrays and hopefully all will be well and I can start weight bearing and begin the process of walking. I can’t go home until I can safely do so and do other things like get into my shower, etc. It’s been a very difficult and trying 2 months.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2218 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      I’ve never seen a leaded glass bookcase built into the *side* of a fp, as one can see in pic #5.
      An all over beautiful property!

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  9. Anne M.Anne M. says: 868 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Some good news regarding Jackie Kennedy’s property on Martha’s Vineyard, you might remember the houses & 400+ acres were for sale for $65 million- original listing here:
    https://www.christiesrealestate.com/sales/detail/170-l-239-1906111036074454/red-gate-farm-the-jacqueline-kennedy-onassis-marthas-vineyard-estate-aquinnah-ma-02535
    Two conservation groups on the Vineyard have agreed to purchase 304 acres of undeveloped land from the estate and will make a newly formed reservation available for passive recreation next year. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg retains 95 acres and the houses. There is no indication whether or not that will go on the market separately.
    https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2020/09/03/sheriffs-meadow-land-bank-will-buy-red-gate-farm-27-million

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  10. Anne M.Anne M. says: 868 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1880 (?) in Royalston, MA with 5 acres & a huge barn,interior pics of the barn, beautiful property $540,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/18-The-Cmn-Royalston-MA-01368/2078059841_zpid/
    1900 condo in Leominster, MA with lots of original character $209,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/143-Walnut-St-3-Leominster-MA-01453/56701352_zpid/
    1853 Gothic Revival in Great Barrington, MA $2.4 million,now a commercial building but what an exterior!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/454-Main-St-Great-Barrington-MA-01230/2078476514_zpid/

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    • Sandy BSandy B says: 762 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Thanks Anne, I adore the Royalston, MA house, barn, and property….gorgeous. I do question the stated build date though. I wouldn’t change a thing. AND it comes with all those fabulous furnishings apparently (I want the car too)…….WOW..!!!

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    • JkleebJkleeb says: 283 comments
      Seattle, WA

      Love the Royalston house! They’ve furnished it well—especially like the painted floors. Anyone who uses a Renaissance revival parlor table as a substitute for a kitchen island is alright in my opinion!

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 762 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        I couldn’t agree more about the painted floors. I sure prefer painted versus early floors heavily sanded with a SHINY, SHINY finish. To me, even when old wide boards have the wear patina of many feet through time…and maybe a spill or two, are a MUCH more desirable telling of the house’s history.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6584 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hear, hear! Royalston is a gorgeous property.
      https://ssl.cdn-redfin.com/photo/52/bigphoto/429/72717429_4_0.jpg

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2218 comments
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      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Okay, I’m the odd one out: I like the 1900 condo!

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 762 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Cathy, I like it too…..$209,000 for 1400 feet of Classic and $250 HOD is pretty reasonable. It looks in great shape (love the kitchen/pantry) and in a quiet residential neighborhood.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 468 comments
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      The house in Royalston MA is simply gorgeous. Love all the windows and especially what I’ve been calling “the red room”. Lots of land to roam about, and a barn (with photos of the inside yet!!) But what is this? A barn that is NOT red???? And here I was a few days ago prattling on about red barns as if i’d never seen one that wasn’t. (I know, I know!! Just kidding, heehee!)

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      • Sandy BSandy B says: 762 comments
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        2001 craftsman farmhouse
        Bainbridge Island, WA

        Angie, I’m adoring that house also…..it speaks to me. And the, “red room”? I made a copy of that page just so I could enjoy looking at the color scheme with its simple furnishings, painted floor, etc. I’ve just got to paint something that color…!!

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  11. Anne M.Anne M. says: 868 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1930 Colonial Revival in Lowell, MA $579,900, lots to love here
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/105-Georgia-Ave-Lowell-MA-01851/56500003_zpid/
    1888 in Fall River, MA $449,900 “The Hannah Brayton House” wonder if she knew Lizzie?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/169-Belmont-St-Fall-River-MA-02720/55984158_zpid/
    1886 Queen Anne in Springfield, MA $325,000 in the McKnight Historic District
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/167-Thompson-St-Springfield-MA-01109/56231172_zpid/

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  12. Anne M.Anne M. says: 868 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    A few mansions for to explore:
    1928 “English Manor Home” in Lenox, MA comes with a MCM guest house (no pictures of the guest house interior, $5.9 million
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/95-Yokun-Ave_Lenox_MA_01240_M37657-22464
    1889 a Berkshire “Cottage” in Lenox for $2.6 million
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/25-Cliffwood-St_Lenox_MA_01240_M45914-21321
    1890 in New Marlborough, MA (been on here I believe) 2 houses, barns, a garden house & an ice house + 18 acres. $1.495million
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/25-Cliffwood-St_Lenox_MA_01240_M45914-21321
    Happy Dreaming, all! Enjoy the long weekend!

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  13. IfItWereMineIfItWereMine says: 8 comments
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    1951 California ranch
    Sherman Oaks, CA

    Here’s a circa 1920-1925 schoolhouse in Hereford, Colorado, designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. $489,900.
    It’s a little quirky, but still pretty cool.
    https://ifitweremine.blogspot.com/2020/09/circle-drive-hereford-colorado.html

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/67300-Circle-Dr-Hereford-CO-80732/2082958607_zpid/?

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  14. RosewaterRosewater says: 6584 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I was hunting for more pix and info on that great Stick house in Riverton, NJ which was posted this week, and happened across the below linked archived listing. There are GOBS of great old houses on that street; but most have been muddled to annoying degrees. The one exception being this gorgeous Arts and Crafts, Tudor. The scale is generous, but human and accessible. The preservation throughout is perfect; and the patina is divine. The baths etc. are quality, timeless, contemporary updates. The kitchens are nice; but the fireplace perplexes me.

    *** LOOKIE LOOS ONLY. CURRENTLY DELISTED. ***
    1919 Interwar Tudor / Riverton, NJ / $850K recent DELISTED
    https://www.movoto.com/realestate/206-208-lippincott-ave-riverton-nj-08077-310_njbl103580

    The very best quality sort of house
    https://pi.movoto.com/p/310/NJBL103580_0_br6bab_l.jpeg
    and garage.
    https://pi.movoto.com/p/310/NJBL103580_0_7vrer2_l.jpeg
    Both of brilliant scale.

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  15. JosephJoseph says: 415 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    Wiscasset Maine, 1790

    Pending sale (and I hope it goes through smoothly). Hectic trying to empty house with Maine’s covid restrictions in place. And who knows, if I don’t find a good therapist, I may buy another old house.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/me/wiscasset/35-fort-hill-st-wiscasset-me-04578–2004044549

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  16. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 663 comments

    I don’t remember seeing an instagram post on here before, but through I had to share it. It’s an amazing Victorian case iron fireplace surround from the colonial period in Shanghai

    You may not know that Shanghai has some incredible colonial-era architecture remaining and I follow a related instagrammer. https://www.instagram.com/p/CEwHeJBl8Bd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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  17. QuiltingWitchQuiltingWitch says: 79 comments
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    1969 split level prisoner
    Great Falls, MT

    Harder Mansion with spectacular brick barn/carriage house, Philmont, NY, $1,200,000

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/30002679_zpid/?

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  18. RTRTRRTRTR says: 117 comments

    Off Market. Chaumont, NY.
    I saw this on the market for maybe a week earlier this summer and was smitten…I want it so much. It’s so cozy in the house, and I could watch the water all day at the “boathouse.”

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11010-CO-Route-125_Lyme_NY_13622_M41497-97065#photo19

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    • natira121natira121 says: 654 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Awesome place! It reminds me a lot of the place my great aunt has on Lake Travrse in MN. It’s a wonderful place, stuffed with garage sale furniture and a room full of beds upstairs.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 468 comments
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      What a stunning location!! I’d spend all my time in the boathouse, falling asleep listening to the water lapping against the shore (or in the event of a storm pounding against the shore!!) and waking up with the sound of the water. I’d be as happy and content as one could possibly be. This is brilliant.

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  19. Anne M.Anne M. says: 868 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Happy Labor Day!
    1819 in Thompson, CT with 3 acres $495,000 very distinctive exterior
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/366-Thompson-Rd-Thompson-CT-06277/210154679_zpid/

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  20. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1174 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Dear all, I’m glad to be back here as I’ve been away from OHD during my holidays, because yes, I mostly check it when i’m at work (yeah, bad!). But i wanted to share with you now some pictures of my holidays in France: in a week we traveled from our Loire Valley region (N-W) to Lyon (S-E), then Cahors (S-W), then even more south to the Basque country area (near Spain) for just one day (to drop our kiddo for a week there), and back to our region. Total 2200km/1,367miles in a week! (map here: https://goo.gl/maps/EXVzePBm3SmDCbpt7)

    Lyon: what is interesting in the oldest area of Lyon is the “traboules”. These are inner courtyards that are open to the public (but if you don’t know, you wouldn’t dare pushing the doors to go in). Often the stone stairways are open onto the courtyard, which give them a very peculiar look. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDtnrcaJfaG/ (you don’t need an IG account to see my pictures, they’re public).

    In Cahors area we went to Collonges-la-Rouge. This village is exclusively built of red stone. It’s beyond gorgeous, unique! https://www.instagram.com/p/CD08PwWpyYH/

    Then quick stop to another nice village nearby: Turenne: https://www.instagram.com/p/CD08dZSJhMy/

    Quick visit in Cahors: https://www.instagram.com/p/CD086hSpuIc/

    Amazing medieval village with church perched atop a cliff overlooking the Lot river, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: https://www.instagram.com/p/CD4AewspA1P/ and the road scenery nearby: https://www.instagram.com/p/CD4B0bZpJKb/

    I love American architecture, but the vernacular architecture in France is so, so diverse! Add on top local wines/food/deli/cheese, yeah, travelling in France is super interesting 🙂

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  21. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 468 comments
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    Thank you for sharing your photos, Miss-Apple37! I loved looking through them. So fascinating, so OLD!! That’s what I love about so much of Europe’s architecture. It’s withstood the ravages of time and survived more or less intact. The village of Collonges-la-Rouge where every building is made from red stone is awesome, just simply awesome! I also loved the medieval village with its church on the cliff top. So much history these homes and buildings could tell us!! Sounds like you had yourself a lovely holiday!

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  22. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 533 comments

    One of my absolute favorite French chateau! Sitting in a state of elegant decrepitude,this former abbey is a just waiting to be gently reawakened.

    https://www.frenchentree.com/property-for-sale/property/8-bed-chateau-for-sale-in-pays-de-la-loire/39573_mnl_ln-27mg3

    The history behind this is fascinating!
    http://marcberardi.canalblog.com/archives/2007/12/16/7258443.html

    Interestingly the barn (“grange” in French) has been a subject of serious study. A burnt-out shell remains.
    https://www.persee.fr/doc/arcme_0153-9337_1995_num_25_1_867

    The Abbey church was lost on The Revolution. So what became of the people entombed there?
    https://www.collecta.fr/usage.php?id=9287,reserve-pe-1g-fol-fol-160-bouchot-2689

    I would so move here! There’s even a small airport nearby! Wouldn’t this make a cool hotel/resort?

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  23. Jbilly70Jbilly70 says: 52 comments

    Such a neat little…not so little Mid Century Cape. The fun is in the details…the original kitchen with rising sun detail at the sink and stove…or the stars in the bathroom….or the lovely den…..and all the other details worth saving and going off of in a neat restoration.

    Check out this home at Realtor.com
    $569,000
    5beds · 3 baths
    2767 Bernard Pl, Evanston

    https://b1iw.app.link/tcWHPTkUC9

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2767-Bernard-Pl_Evanston_IL_60201_M77104-18550?cid=other_shares_core_ldp

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  24. RosewaterRosewater says: 6584 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Not the fanciest old Victorian house; and rather muddled actually, but in a pretty good way for once. Winamac, the town it’s in, is one of my absolute favorite little towns in this state. The Tippecanoe river lazily twists it’s way through town, and this house is right on it; and right off the park to boot. It’s a lovely home; and whoever buys it will be lucky to have it – I guarantee. On top of the delightful property; the listing itself is also delightful, and well worth seeing.

    Late Queen Anne Victorian 1895 / Winamac, Indiana / #389K
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/417-S-Riverside-Dr-Winamac-IN-46996/85669647_zpid/?

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  25. Hi folks, I have a question–

    are there any houses on here that show untouched, unimproved servant’s quarters? I see the quarters, but they’ve been decorated or remodeled. Servant’s quarters were supposed to be very plain.

    I’d like to see some. I have been in and lived in such houses, and often the servant’s quarters were where I spent alot of time.

    They are usually found in the larger houses–my house was almost 5,000 sq feet, my friends houses had 7,000 and up.

    This was back in the 60s, when they were hard to sell–north of NYC anyway.

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  26. JonusJonus says: 8 comments
    1950 Ranch

    There are a couple of houses in my small town of Siler City, NC that just came up for sale I think everyone may be interested in. The first is an award winning 1966 mid-century modern that boasts original features including an indoor atrium.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Pine-Forest-Dr-Siler-City-NC-27344/74936425_zpid/

    The next house is a 1951 house that I am unsure of the actual style, however it was owned by actress Frances Bavier, known for her portrayal of Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith show. The house even without the namesake attached is actually very nice and still has many of its original details including bathroom fixtures.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/503-W-Elk-St-Siler-City-NC-27344/74938460_zpid/

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  27. NenessNeness says: 50 comments

    “Untouched servants quarters”

    Don’t know of any on this, my favorite old house site, but the Asa Packer House in Jim Thorpe, PA has untouched servants quarters, as well as the entire house, left just as it was when donated to the town, as it was closed up for decades and kept up before the town decided what to do with it. It is now a museum well-worth seeing, and is 2 hours from Manhattan and 1 hr. 20 minutes from Philadelphia.

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  28. Hi Neness–I have been to the Packer house, many years ago, but the tour did not include servants quarters. I played the piano there though, during the tour. So how did you get to see them?

    I have been on many old mansion tours (Vanderbilt, Roosevelt, Ogden Mills, Rockefeller et al), and none included servants quarters, some excluded kitchens, all excluded basements, and some excluded even a bedroom.

    Some reasons given were safety, and not ready for viewing.

    Awhile ago there was a great blog, Big Old Houses, by one John Foreman, and he got to go everywhere. I emailed him and asked how he was able to do that, and he didn’t reply. This was while he was still posting new stuff, before he became incapacitated, so I never found out.

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    • JosephJoseph says: 415 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      I think they showed a recreated servant’s room at the Mills’ house in Staatsburgh (a second floor room, because, as you noted, fire codes didn’t allow the public on some upper floors. In many cases, original baths and kitchens went through so many updates there is little original fabric left, and in some cases, these were converted to administrative offices, storage, exhibit spaces.
      On a visit to the Mark Twain house years ago, the docent mentioned they would like to find period fixtures to restore the bathroom.
      When many of these houses opened to the public, there was little interest in the more mundane aspects; “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Downton-Abbey” are probably responsible for the interest in the service sections.
      I think Biltmore might show some; I know one tour took us through the mechanical areas, but I don’t recall the servant’s quarters. The Elms in Newport (as well as some others) offer “behind the scenes tours”.

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1174 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      Not a mansion like the massive Vanderbilt’s and others, but in NYC the Merchant’s house (Federal rowhouse) is fully open, from the basement kitchen to the attic (servant’s bedroom).
      http://merchantshouse.org/

      And while it has nothing to do with millionnaire row’s mansions (but with the poors life), in NYC i highly recommend the Tenement Museum, a time-capsule. https://www.tenement.org/

  29. JimHJimH says: 5134 comments
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    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/DeerlandsWhitneyPk.jpg

    Camp Deerlands at Whitney Park, an Adirondack Great Camp built for Wm. C. Whitney around 1900 and in the family since. Comes with a few other houses, 36,000 acres, 22 lakes, and 80 miles of roads. FSBO $180mm.

    No photos!
    https://hamiltoncs.org/forever-wild/uncategorized/the-whitney-family-and-the-sale-of-camp-deerlands-estate/

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  30. NenessNeness says: 50 comments

    Hi shmotrezoom,

    The servants quarters as well as the working rooms at the Packer House were part of the tour a few years ago. Tried to go this summer again but it was closed due to all this hysteria. I have also seen the houses you’ve mentioned and have been very lucky to get special treatment in several since it was “a slow day” and to see parts of the houses that tourists can’t visit. Used to anxiously await Foreman’s great blog as well.

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  31. 1924 Dutch colonial for sale in West Central Ohio, $224,900 – loads of historic character with some modern additions

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/206-Bon-Air-Dr_Sidney_OH_45365_M46407-58493?view=qv

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  32. Barbara VBarbara V says: 938 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    **AT-RISK ALERT**
    The gorgeous property recently shared at 582 Blue Hill Ave. in Milton, MA, has reportedly been sold to a private developer, who has submitted a proposal for razing the house and gardens. The proposal is temporarily on hold, and letters of support for saving the structure and grounds are being sought.

    The property: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/582-Blue-Hill-Ave_Milton_MA_02186_M30308-55228

    The story: https://www.gardenconservancy.org/preservation/speaking-out-for-gardens

    Here is a chance for all of us to put pen to paper in an effort to save this lovely and historic property.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 938 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Details regarding the 1925 Milton property:

      “Designed by famous architects, Henry Forbes Bigelow and Philip Wadsworth, The McGinley Mansion is a sophisticated escape that reflects the merging of traditional Georgian design with modern luxury. The striking features throughout the home include a winding quarter sawn oak staircase that appears to turn directly into the elaborate cupola above, an expansive dining room with a Moroccan inspired ceiling which opens up to the famous Lord and Burnham designed greenhouse, as well as the historic gardens created by the famous Ellen Biddle Shipman are just a few of the many awe inspiring aspects of this magnificent home. The gardens are adjacent to the patio which features a heated in-ground pool and Jacuzzi which openly invites friends and family for hours of entertainment. 3 garage spaces included.”

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