October 9, 2020: Link Exchange

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Recycling today’s image. No known location.

    Have a super weekend!

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    • JulieJulie says: 342 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      Looks like the type of houses built on farmland in the South- possibly sharecroppers. The houses were raised off the ground for ventilation as well as flooding.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        I think Julie is on to something. Those foundation supports are almost for certain Bois D’arc (pronounced “Bo-Dark” colloquially.) trunk sections. The species is also known as Osage Orange. The wood of this tree is incredibly durable and rot resistant hence its use for foundation supports. Fancier homes used stone, brick, or dimensional sawn lumber so the Sharecropper family idea seems quite plausible. Based on the few clues like clothing, I’d date the photo to around the 1910 era.

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      • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1124 comments
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        Charleston, SC

        Very well could be. The dual front entrances, batten siding, and porch design remind me of some farmhouses I’ve seen that were built during the early 20th century in the southeastern US. Using tree trunks for foundation posts to create a crawlspace was very common. The species of tree used varied by location. I’ve seen cypress in SC and locust in NC as well.

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  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 101 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    I knew the owners of the Jonathan Snow House near the Brewster-Orleans line on Cape Cod and was in it numerous times before its sale in 2016. It has been greatly expanded—the original 1750 home was the center and right sections (with no two-car garage, obviously)—and substantially upgraded over the last four years. The property sits back from the Old Kings Highway and features the main house at four bedrooms and three baths with great flooring and two working fireplaces… now listed at just under $1.6 million. For those who may know the area, the outbuilding converted to extra living space was previously the Works of Art antique store. This is a very nice property.

    Stay safe. I think this is my 100th post… and as such, may I take the opportunity in closing to say thanks again, Kelly, for creating this site and for nurturing an online community that educates and inspires so many old house dreamers.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3799-Main-St-Brewster-MA-02631/56765048_zpid/?utm_campaign=iosappemail&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=emailshare

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  3. MrMikeMrMike says: 68 comments
    Chicago, IL

    Happy Friday, all!

    This 1896 greystone in the Bronzeville neighborhood (well, technically Oakland, as the Bronzeville tag covers multiple ‘official’ neighborhoods) of Chicago is $350K, a building on one of the city’s most gorgeous boulevards that’s lined with mansions of all types. Photos only seem to show the first floor and it needs work, but you’d be hard pressed to find anything like this anywhere else in the city for the price. And, if the vacant lot next door isn’t part of the sale, the city has a program by which homeowners can purchase the adjacent vacant lot for a big discount (sometimes even $1). This area is absolutely dripping with history.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3936-S-King-Dr_Chicago_IL_60653_M82372-76833

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings all and happy Friday!

    Here are a few that I found interesting this week:

    1961, Newport, PA, 949,000

    A-frame on 143 acres set on the edge of a mountain with a great view. Inside is a wonderfully mod space. I love the kitchen and the fireplace with inset oven and grill or stove.
    Set in the foundation:
    DESIGN – JOHN H. JONES Jr
    STONE – JAMES E. EVANS
    BUILDER – JOHN F. KERR
    And:
    DAVID M MYERS 1961
    I love seeing a building where those involved with its creation are noted.

    I imagine this is the original owner:
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31633123/david-m_-myers

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/166-Hickory-Ridge-Rd-Newport-PA-17074/249668559_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=ddb01f2d-5bfe-466b-ad0d-eeb0d3bdc6f7~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  5. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Here are two with a more classic take on a cabin:

    1911, Tupper Lake, NY, 435,000

    13 Acres, quintessential cabin on a beautiful Adirondack lake. Reminds me a little of my place with the uninsulated walls being used for storage.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1-Lake-Simond-Rd-Tupper-Lake-NY-12986/305210139_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=4735c21a-ea90-464f-b4ab-5f59197c3407~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    1898, Shandaken, NY, 629,000

    From the listing: “This unique home was constructed in 1898 by railroad executive as a mountain retreat to entertain family and guests…The house is constructed in a high Adirondack style entirely of local timber, field stone and river rock”
    Nearly 50 Catskill acres, It has that crafty rough log decorative interior supports. Several stone fireplaces, one with a woodstove insert. I wish they had shown the kitchen and baths too.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/543-Oliverea-Rd-Shandaken-NY-12410/32871841_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=173c60fc-2861-4bd1-843c-59eaa8d13c97~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1903, Mckeesport, PA, 69,950

    This church has been on the market for some time, but I do not remember it being shared here. I love the large main room and its gothic windows and ceiling to accommodate those windows. Love the current owner’s use of this space.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1501-Union-Ave-Mckeesport-PA-15132/245290952_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=90918e2b-5a55-4156-8d8f-72174af39f37~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • MWMW says: 905 comments

      Very cool place and seems pretty cheap for the kind of structure it is and doesn’t seem in that bad of shape. But I had to LOL at the apparent recent $50 price cut on it. If I had any reason to want to live in the area, I’d definitely consider this property. Looks like it has a lot of great potential and seems like a pretty low starting price point for somebody with not a huge purchasing budget to get into.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6645 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cool! Show me the boiler! Heheheh. That’s anthracite country, so might be doable; else live in the vestry and basement in wintertime.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        Paul, Super space both inside and out. Like Jay bringing up a good point on large old homes that have been turned into respectable apartments, I would rather see a church getting repurposed than destroyed, cheers to those who have the vision and hustba to get it done.

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    • GearGirlGearGirl says: 201 comments
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      Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

      I viewed this last year and met with the owner. He did level the main floor, and did a great job of adding a deck to the outside and landscaping. The rest is very roughed in TBH. Much work still to be done.

      Biggest no-go was the neighborhood. Not exactly stellar. Less than a block away, one multi story building was literally falling apart (back wall fell off). Caveat emptor!

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1906, Mahopac, NY, 549,900

    Castle-like with lovely details such as leaded windows, marble fireplace, mouldings, I wish the back elevation was given more consideration in the design.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/221-Route-6n-Mahopac-NY-10541/31912178_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=8abde94e-6140-49df-a55a-a7500de38ca1~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1946, Silver Spring, MD, 975,000

    From the listing: “Designed & built by the renowned Montgomery County architect, John A. d’Epagnier, AIA, in 1946 as his personal, family residence”

    Once again I love to see what they design for themselves.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14201-Notley-Rd-Silver-Spring-MD-20904/37126408_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=5e9ca831-0b1e-4090-a2f4-9d6adae487cf~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 6645 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    There are a good lot of fantastic old houses in New Hampshire, (and other parts of New England), which were turned into multi-unit apartment houses back in the 1950’s and 60’s. Many of those were actually done very well with quality kitchens and baths installed for each unit. The great majority of these houses were converted with real care taken to preserve as much of the original decorative detail as possible. The most amazing aspect of many of these homes is how stunningly well they have been maintained since their conversions; including wonderful woodwork details and floors all kept beautifully polished and in very fine condition. These houses present the opportunity for someone to rather easily restore them; OR keep them as multis and enjoy the income if you don’t need 5K sq’ of living space; possibly restoring some units and leaving others as is. The options are myriad. Here are two great examples currently on the market; and one blast from the past which haunts me.

    This one has a mind blowing attic space with balcony and fireplace = wow.
    1905 Edwardian, Multi / Franklin, NH / $400k
    https://www.movoto.com/franklin-nh/2-aiken-ave-franklin-nh-03235-890_4818964/for-sale/

    https://www.redfin.com/NH/Franklin/2-Aiken-Ave-03235/home/108663132

    1880 Aesthetic Period, Queen Anne, Multi / Manchester, NH / $450k
    https://www.movoto.com/manchester-nh/508-hanover-st-manchester-nh-03104/pid_qzswvi3nih/for-sale/

    https://www.redfin.com/NH/Manchester/508-Hanover-St-03104/home/88252003

    If a genii said I could have any house in the US; I would probably chose this one:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/10/25/c-1890-franklin-nh/

    Cheers everybody! 🙂

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  10. JulieJulie says: 342 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    Located in sunny Nelson, Te Whare Rangi (Rangi’s House) is an absolutey superb circa 1857 New Zealand colonial that has been maintained and decorated to a high standard. It also has outstanding views of Tasman Bay. I want but with an asking price of US$1,866,000.00 it isn’t going to happen.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/nelson-tasman/nelson/britannia-heights/listing/2807232842

    Also in Nelson is Sussex House, an 1898 Victorian with some lovely features although what they were thinking when they put in that kitchen is beyond me. Asking US$1,065,000.00.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/nelson-tasman/nelson/the-wood/listing/2164959735

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  11. TheGreensTheGreens says: 2 comments
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    My husband and I are planning on retiring in the next year or two and looking to relocate. We’re leaving Houston to get away from long hot summers and flooding. We’re looking for an area with old houses (of course) but good health care, public library and relatively low taxes. It could be suburb, midsize town or city—within an hour/90 minutes of a major airport, ideally. We’re thinking within a general area of Ohio and east, south of New York, and North of South Carolina. (We’re thinking an area with 4 actual seasons, but not long hot or cold periods). What are your recommendations for affordable areas? Thanks for any input.

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    • Randy CRandy C says: 448 comments
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      2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
      Olathe, KS

      I am originally from Leavenworth, KS. I moved with my job to Houston where I stayed for 26 years. I decided to retire in early 2015 and move back closer to my remaining family. I now live in Olathe, KS (a suburb of Kansas City). There aren’t lots of old houses close to me as it is a newer, growing area but Leavenworth, Atchison and St. Joseph, Mo all have an abundance of old houses if you’re looking for a project at reasonable purchase cost. However, that is in the eye of the beholder. I found that Houston was a VERY reasonable place to live compared to the rest of the country. I did not buy an old house as I simply couldn’t find one close enough to my family but otherwise, average prices/sq. ft here are about 50% more than Houston. Property taxes are about the same in my opinion. We have 4 distinct seasons (I could personally do without winter, but Oh, well). Midwest folks are generally very friendly and “down to earth”. I have no regrets about moving back to this part of the country.
      Best of luck in your search. May you be safe, happy and successful!

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    • cc2001cc2001 says: 31 comments
      FREDERICK, MD

      Hello friend. May I recommend Frederick MD? I live here after 60 years in MI. It’s a colonial era town in northern MD dripping w/history from both Revolutionary and Civil Wars. I can see the Blue Ridge mtns from my yard. 1 hour from both Baltimore and DC. 2 hours from Philly and 4 from NYC. A beautiful, nationally recognized downtown loaded with restaurants and boutiques. 20 minutes to borders of PA, VA and WV with numerous scenic drives in any direction. 4 seasons here as well. Winters aren’t bad at all compared to MI. Check it out!

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 837 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I’d recommend most any place on the DelMarVa pensinsula. The northern end is close to Philadelphia airport, the mid section is convenient to BWI (Baltimore) and a bit less so, Dulles/Washington. The south end is not far from Newport News, which maybe isn’t a “major” airport but it’s a good sized one. Plenty of old houses, waterfront, recreational areas, with a relatively mild climate with minimal snowfall due to proximity to the ocean and the bay. USDA climate zones range from 7 to 8. Some Maryland towns I would consider — Chestertown, Easton, Salisbury, Berlin, Snow Hill, Oxford and Cambridge. In Virginia — Cape Charles and Onancock. In Delaware — anything south of Dover — Lewes or any of the beach areas in Sussex County, which has become very popular with retirees in part because of low property taxes, no sales tax, and reasonable income tax. Of course there are many smaller towns near the larger ones to investigate. If the area is fairly close to the Bay Bridge, prices tend to be higher because of the proximity to D.C. and weekend residents. There are many quite affordble areas as you will find, although the Delaware beach towns and the Easton, MD (Talbot County) area tend to be quite pricey. For a completely different option, many retirees like the mountain areas of western North Carolina and S.W. Virginia. The elevation makes for pleasant not-too-hot summers, but the southern location means winters are not too bad either. There are some interesting micro-climates tucked in these mountains — much depends on whether the topography shelters the area from prevailing winds. Have fun!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6645 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      As far as the weather goes; sound’s a lot like central Indiana; or central Ohio, or central Illinois, etc. If you stay within 75 miles or so North or South of Interstate 70 that is what you’re likely to find. Warning: things can get a bit mercurial – famously.

      https://youtu.be/YaG_Lym4Zsw

      Houses are relatively cheap around here too; and there are plenty to chose from. Taxes are low here; not bad in OH; but pretty lame in IL.

      Buy this one so I can stop lusting after it:
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/11/27/1850-italianate-cambridge-city-in/

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    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 89 comments
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      As a person who loves winter, I am happy to tell you that middle to south Ohio has enjoyed moderate winters the past few years, but wish it wasn’t so!

    • GearGirlGearGirl says: 201 comments
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      Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

      I was in the same boat as you the past 2 years! Sounds like our climate bubbles are almost identical.

      Central IL could end up being my landing spot though. A bit dry and flat for my taste, but it gets me out of the convection oven known as The Phoenix Metro Area!

  12. Long-time lurker, first time commenter!

    From 1840, “The building site has a fabulous view of “Maid of the Meadows” one of the last remaining Hudson River Lighthouses built in the 1870’s.” Nice acreage, too:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/272-River-Rd-Esopus-NY-12487/32840198_zpid/

    No interior pics, unfortunately.

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  13. 1905, Everett, WA, 3,498,000

    None other than Everett’s Rucker Mansion is for sale! Perched atop a hill, this gorgeous house was built by the Rucker Family, important founders of the city, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is built in a wonderful Queen Anne style that also includes Georgian Revival and Italianate inspirations. The woodwork on the interior is wonderful, and the house also comes with the funny little former carriage house. This one excites me in particular because I live in the area and it’s exciting seeing such an amazing piece of local history on the market.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/412-Laurel-Dr-Everett-WA-98201/38526700_zpid/

    Also the sellers seem to have made a seperate site which describes the architecture more in depth than the listing:

    https://www.ruckermansioneverett.com

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      thank you for sharing this one it is beautiful! I especially like the velvet and silk wallcovering in the entry hall and the picture of the upstairs hall really shows the three dimentional aspect of the wallcovering. Can you imagine playing that first floor piano with the view of the water behind? The views throughout are wonderful.

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    • Randy CRandy C says: 448 comments
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      2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
      Olathe, KS

      Wow, yes thank you for sharing this beauty. I love the unpainted woodwork, leaded glass windows, book cases in the room with the rounded bay window and please, someone, speculate on what is behind the curtains on either side of the gray stone fireplace? I’m somehow dying to figure that out!

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 509 comments
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      I cannot believe a house could be this beautiful. I love everything about it especially the space around the stairway in Photo 18. I love how the wallpaper fits perfectly with the woodwork. And, of course, a view from almost every window adds to the magic. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 161 comments
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    I love the peek inside The bedroom window of today’s old photo!!

    Here’s a huge mid century ranch with nice original kitchens and bathrooms and a big stone fireplace wall. The ranch backs up to a golf course and is just a few houses down from a fantastic 1921 colonial revival that went up for sale a few months ago. Sadly, no interior pics of that one but I happened to catch the estate sale and it was glorious.

    1958 Ranch for $750,000 in Skokie, IL
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8700-Keeler-Ave-Skokie-IL-60076/3536053_zpid/

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  15. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 51 comments
    Alvord, TX

    1897 Queen Anne For sale by owner. Asking 465K, Shreveport, LA:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/725-Austen-Pl-Shreveport-LA-71101/80864882_zpid/

    More pics:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/725-Austen-Pl_Shreveport_LA_71101_M86415-47834

    Also be sure to look at this photo of how it originally – looked. This is in my opinion the perfect Victorian house! I’d re-install all the cresting “stat” (as Ross would say). And wouldn’t the world be a better place with the porch gazebo re-instated:

    https://downtownshreveport.com/event/32532/

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  16. Anne M.Anne M. says: 880 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1855 Carriage House in New Bedford, MA $315,000 love the exterior, interior is a bit too modern for my taste
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/175-Cottage-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55997423_zpid/
    1916 Georgian Revival on the same street in New Bedford $474,800
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/118-Cottage-St-New-Bedford-MA-02740/55996542_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Anne, very nice. The first am intrigued by the exterior, the interior is too polished for my taste, but so often that is case. The Bedford is quite enjoyable. TY

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  17. Anne M.Anne M. says: 880 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1930 Bungalow in Providence, RI $249,900 with a lot of personality!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/80-Hamlin-St-Providence-RI-02907/65877516_zpid/
    1854 Italianate mansion in Providence for $2.59m
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/101-Prospect-St-Providence-RI-02906/65856329_zpid/

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  18. Anne M.Anne M. says: 880 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1814 in Hardwick, MA $355,000 – all-around charming
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/59-Petersham-Rd-Hardwick-MA-01037/57593835_zpid/
    1900 in Great Barrington, MA $395,000 lots to like!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10-South-St-Great-Barrington-MA-01230/63436678_zpid/
    This one is my favorite of the week:
    1902 in Springfield, MA $285,000 great curb appeal, handsome dining room and an inglenook in the MBR
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/95-Maplewood-Ter-Springfield-MA-01108/56219220_zpid/
    Hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend! Stay safe.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Anne, I love your favorite, I would do different kitchen, but I love the color in the dining room, benches round the fireplace, exterior front elevation. oh, wallpaper, yes.

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  19. CoraCora says: 2056 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1900. So much potential. The porches are so lovely.
    Can she be saved?? $225K

    San Antonio, TX
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/639-W-Elmira-St-San-Antonio-TX-78212/26137372_zpid/

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  20. IfItWereMineIfItWereMine says: 11 comments
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    1951 California ranch
    Sherman Oaks, CA

    Here’s a nifty house that was modeled after Maryland’s Thomas Point Lighthouse. It’s right next to the Ohio River in Prospect, Kentucky. Built in 2006, $779,000.

    https://ifitweremine.blogspot.com/2020/10/captains-quarters-road-prospect-kentucky.html

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  21. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 101 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    You read this right: if you are looking for a home that speaks volumes about you, book an appointment and check out this beautiful converted 1905 brick library in Rumford, Rhode Island, because … well… you are on borrowed time to turn the page and overdue for some tome sweet tome. Should I have shelved the bad puns? In that (book) case, I apologize. Three bedrooms, two baths, 12-foot ceilings, plenty of presence, and an award-winning renovation/transformation for $679,000. I wonder if the passageway from the dining room to the bedrooms would be considered … a Carnegie hall?

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1392-Pawtucket-Ave-Rumford-RI-02916/123494107_zpid/?utm_campaign=iosappemail&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=emailshare

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  22. I don’t know anything about the house other than I squealed when it came up on my screen.

    Built in 1912 in Chase City, VA. Listing price is $25,000 but that is the starting auction price. Approximately 5400 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Front porch appears to have original tile.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/679-N-Main-St-Chase-City-VA-23924/126421928_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1801 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very cool

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 509 comments
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      Good lord, yes, one can understand why you squealed! I would like to know how a massive house like this has a starting auction price of a mere 25,000. It would be interesting to know what the actual selling price will be. To my untrained eye it doesn’t appear to be in any large disrepair, but then, again, note I said “my untrained eye”. Make that “very untrained”. Why are there so many black and white photos? Are those from another sale, perhaps? Anyway it’s an interesting property if somewhat curious, photo wise.

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  23. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 51 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Massive Second Empire, on nearly three and one half acres! All for $429.K, already pending – Knightstown IN:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/130-N-McCullum-St_Knightstown_IN_46148_M49964-04992

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 509 comments
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      Wow! “massive” is correct. What a Lovely looking property. I am curious with respect to the door in Photo No. 2. The door knob seems to be way down — or is my computer playing tricks on me? This isn’t the norm, surely? I’ve never noticed it before. The house, itself, is lovely — those floors are beautiful and I love the wallpaper in Photos 15 and 16 (I note again the positioning of the door knobs). Very strange (or maybe it’s the norm in some houses. I don’t know).

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      • Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 51 comments
        Alvord, TX

        I think the knobs are at approx. ‘normal’ heights, with respect to distance from the ground…I think there’s an “illusion” of sorts, due to height of ceilings/doors.

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        • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 509 comments
          OHD Supporter

          Thanks for your reply, Tony. The more I look at that specific door the more it appears that the knob is actually down so low because there is nowhere else to put it. It can’t go higher because of the material (be it glass or whatever) in the door. I also note that the hinge on the right side of the door above the lock is higher than it is on the left. However, it’s a gorgeous house, and if I were buying it, I’d certainly not let a low door knob stop me, heehee!

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  24. celesteceleste says: 53 comments
    OHD Supporter

    If you like, or LOVE, like me, the PBS show Escape to the Chateau then you’ve got to see this. I must thank IfItWereMine for leading me there. Thank you!

  25. RanunculusRanunculus says: 42 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1816 & 1840 Two-fer in Tarboro, NC
    $375,000 | 3 bd • 2 ba

    (Been waiting all week to get this posted then got busy & let time slip away!)

    “The Wilkinson House is a 1816 Federal 2 story home with double tiered porticos and Chippendale latticework railings, there are heart pine floors, detailed moldings” PLUS the Braswell House c.1840!

    Excellent intact authentic details, like inside g outside trim, faux marbling on baseboards, & faux wood grain. Have patience to scroll past the photos of bric-a-brac to see the space when empty–seems like a different house altogether! This one is a winner & I hope one of us will be the lucky new owner & show off this beauty.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1665-Burnette-Farm-Rd_Tarboro_NC_27886_M52175-74351

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  26. AbramsBridgeAbramsBridge says: 136 comments
    OHD Supporter

    A former prime minister of Canada’s house is up for sale.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/john-diefenbaker-home-sale-1.5755808

    Very cute, with outbuildings as well.

    Realtor.ca listing:
    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/22460128/146-barbara-street-neustadt

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  27. OgggirlOgggirl says: 1 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Julie, YES! That house is amazing, the views spectacular….
    My mother was raised until age 6 in Devonport, so weekly I check out the homes for sale there,but every Friday, I eagerly look to see what you have posted! Thank you –

  28. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 664 comments

    The Burgess-Maschmeyer Mansion, circa 1906, was built in the French Renaissance Revival style and is located in the Oakleigh Garden Historic District in Mobile Alabama. This home sits on a well maintained 1.5+/- acres with two gated entries. A million goes a long way in Mobile.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1209-Government-St_Mobile_AL_36604_M83903-38363

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  29. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 664 comments

    While undated, earth ships are part of an architectural movement from the 1970’s. For the past 50 years there’s been a small community, mostly centered around northern New Mexico but their use has expanded internationally. So, it’s cool to present what I think is the first earth ship on OHD. Using sustainable materials and generally created for ‘off the grid’ use, these homes are atypical and require the same spirit in the people who occupy them. The 1.5M likely reflects their uniqueness and their Taos vibe location

    I couldn’t find more pics, but thought I’d also share an article that further describes earth ships.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/38-Gorge-Vw_Greater-World_NM_87571_M23870-07355

    https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/earthship-biotecture-off-grid-living/

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  30. MJGMJG says: 2031 comments
    OHD Supporter

    CT

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35-Peck-Ave-West-Haven-CT-06516/58028727_zpid/
    West Haven CT

    I only post this because it’s a perfect under all that white paint is great 1870 or early 1880s eastlake staircase and fire places. This house could be nice and has a view of Long Island Sound. Listed as built in 1922. Uhhh…. I highly doubt it.

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  31. Union City, Indiana
    5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3458 sq feet of living space, built in 1900.

    https://www.teamtarter.com/homes-for-sale-details/502-W-PEARL-STREET-UNION-CITY-IN-47390/202029765/284/

    Take a look at this gorgeous Victorian home located in Union City, Indiana!! You will enter this elegant home through the beautiful 7′ x 42′ enclosed wrap around sun porch featuring curved glass windows, ceramic tile floor, two beautiful leaded glass entry doors and its very own electric furnace. From there you step into a spacious parlor and living area. Both rooms feature pocket doors and carved oak fireplaces, perfect for Indiana winters! This beautiful home also features a formal dining room, a first-floor master suite and accompanying bath which features an early 1900 marble lavatory with brass legs, claw foot tub with canopy top shower, and large linen closet. The kitchen includes a large butler’s pantry with original cabinets for storage. Many rooms on the main floor feature unique crown molding, chandeliers, outside sitting porch and a magnificent three-story turret. The second-floor features two more bedrooms, one walk-in cedar line closet attached to accompanying dressing area, two smaller cedar lined closets, a large executive office, and a full bathroom with separate soaking tub and shower. On the third floor you will find a 37’X37′ open concept floor plan, featuring black marble tops, a loft bedroom with walk-in closet, and a shower/sink/urinal. This room is multi-functional and can be used as a retreat; kid’s area; game room; or entertainment area. The outside of this home features a brick paved courtyard perfect for entertaining, grilling, or just relaxing with the family. It also includes a spacious 19’x 24′ detached garage with a loft for storage. This beautiful 1905 Victorian home is currently undergoing many updates! These updates include: Replacement of the basement stairs, new 2nd and 3rd floor central air units; completely remodeled 2nd floor bathroom new soaking tub, tile, two new sinks, and freshly painted walls.

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  32. I drove by this gorgeous house and had to register to share it with you all. I guess I moved off of lurker status.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2850-N-Us-Highway-41-Attica-IN-47918/85251232_zpid/?

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  33. squirrelyonesquirrelyone says: 10 comments
    1900 Farmhouse
    Davenport, IA

    Hello, everyone! I came across this site just yesterday, while looking for images of early 20th century folk house decor; a tree landed on my house a few weeks ago and our insurance company is going to pay to completely remodel my daughter’s bedroom, and the delight at being able to replace a hundred years’ worth of paint messily slabbed atop plaster without needing to pay for the lead mitigation has me more excited than I should be.

    Since this community seems great, I wanted to share my latest dream house, an absolutely gorgeous 1866 6-bedroom brick home overlooking the Mississippi in Muscatine, IA. Between the staircases, the glass, and the seven (!!) colorful fireplaces, I’m amazed the river level hasn’t raised from my drool. I didn’t see it shared before anywhere on this site, but if it was and I missed it, my apologies!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/516-W-2nd-St_Muscatine_IA_52761_M77568-12753

    Enjoy!

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  34. yorklethbridgeyorklethbridge says: 1 comments
    1844 Federal Greek Revival
    Prince Edward County, ON,

    Dear friends and mentors have decided to part with one of the gems of Prince Edward County – the 1817 DeMille house that they have meticulously restored since 1989. The main house is essentially two houses grafted together in the early 19th century, and includes one of the most magical keeping rooms you’ll ever see! With 5 bedrooms and ample living period living spaces, this is as close as you can get to living in a museum with all the mod cons carefully integrated.

    It sits on 118 acres of land that includes an 1841 barn, a very special 1791 settler’s log cabin plus a detached workshop, garage and wood barn. Priced at $1,150,000 MLS# 40031357

    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/22484714/91-water-road-demorestville

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 509 comments
      OHD Supporter

      What a dream! What an absolute dream of a house!! Starting with the red exterior (it looks stunning and I’ve never been able to resist this colour be it on a house or barn) and then moving into the house, itself, I was/am captivated. How lovely that we have a video as well as the photos! I love the space, the decor, the furniture, the wonderful feeling of home. I love the land on which it sits, with that 1791 settler’s log cabin, the workshop, garage, and barn. I love its trees looking gorgeous in their autumn colours, and the ground covered with fallen leaves. I can imagine how stunning this property looks on a snow-covered mid-January day. And I naturally love the fact that it has lots of land, 118 acres — wow!! This listing has made my morning — my week, in fact. Now if I can only drag myself away from it and head out to the market! Thanks ever so much for posting this gem!!

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  35. Philip Freneau’s (Madison’s BFF, Jefferson’s mouthpiece, and Hamilton’s great antagonist) house goes on the market. Built in 1818 this well maintained and spacious 3200 sq feet, 5-bedroom house is filled with details from Federal, Victorian, and later periods and is conveniently located on Poet Dr in Matawan NJ on the NJ Transit train line- one hour to Penn Station.
    This historic home has been identified by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office receiving a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for listing on the New Jersey, and National Register of Historical Places. The entire 300-year history of the site, and 200 years of the incredibly well provenanced house is available at http://www.philipfreneau.com. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of American history and add your chapter to its story.
    https://realestate.savingplaces.org/properties/philip-freneau-house/

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  36. William J. Jones House, ca. 1815
    3280 S. Crater Rd.
    Petersburg, VA 23805
    $485,000

    A Union army encampment during the Battle of the Crater in 1864, the Wm J Jones House served as the site for a Federal Court of Inquiry into the disastrous outcome of the Battle of Crater, effectively ending the career of Gen. Ambrose Burnside. A granddaughter of Mr. Jones died of typhoid fever during the Union occupancy of the farm. Union officers chipped in for a mahogany coffin, sent over from nearby City Point, Hopewell. Soldiers bore the casket to the family cemetery, as the family mourned not only her death,but the imprisonment of her father, and loss of their fortune.

    https://tourvahomes.hd.pics/3280-S-Crater-Rd

    A destination for the historian, a dream for the gardener, and a delight for the connoisseur of old houses, the William J. Jones House has stories to tell and room for them all. Built in three stages between 1815 and early in the last century, the 6,078 square foot house now includes five bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, and a dizzying array of highly usable spaces both inside and spread across 2.5 acres of lawns and gardens. Rich in period details, the rooms and spacious halls flow in a way that invites entertaining. Two antebellum staircases connect the main two floors while the 2,026 square foot walk-out basement is reached by a single staircase from the center hall. Because the house was moved to its present location in 1976 it rests upon a modern foundation clad in period brick. Only a mile from I-95 and 35 minutes from downtown Richmond, the Petersburg address belies the country character of this hidden enclave. Greatly improved and lavishly cared for, this distinctive property conveys “As Is.”

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