January 1, 2021: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You! Happy New Year!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Super thanks to the OHD Supporters! I appreciate your support. 🙂

    Husband was off this week so figured I may as well hang out with him and took a bit of time off (ok, that’s not the truth, you’ll find out next week what I was obsessed with but we at least got to sit in the same room together so that was nice.) Things will be back to normal starting Monday.

    Today’s old house comes from a series of postcards printed in the mid-1970s of images taken pre-1900. The print I have is not the best, you can find an original scan on the Open SF History site. This particular home was designed by M.P. Schetzel and sits at 321 Pierce Street. The photograph was taken in 1886 by George Waters a year after the home was built. 1975 Image and the Street View today. I’ve not looked into anything else about the home. This series of postcards popup on eBay on occasion, if anyone is interested (link, if you no longer see the top three of this series in the eBay listings linked, someone bought them!)

    That all? I always think I’ve forgotten something. Happy New Year! Remember, it’s 20201 not 2020. 😀

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  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 121 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This is a very nice 1750 Georgian brick ender in Newport, RI: six bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and eight fireplaces over 3600 square feet for $1.3 million. The listing might benefit from additional interior photos.

    Happy New Year. Stay safe.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/119-Spring-St-Newport-RI-02840/65809950_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Very handsome home, I love the front door. I love the decorative brick in the fireplace, the restraint used in the kitchen and the botanical wall paper in one of the bathrooms.I like that there are gas lights on the street. very nice!

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 684 comments
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      Happy 2021, everyone!!

      On New Year’s Day in 2020 we were caught up in what turned out to be a two day blizzard (shudder!!) Today the sun was shining, not a speck of snow, so I am taking that as a sign — of what I’m not sure!

      What a lovely house this 1750 Georgian brick is! And how welcoming it looks with its lights on. I like everything about it, but most of all I like the fireplaces — especially the one shown in Photos 7 and 8. How awesome is that!!

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    • carletonhistoricalcarletonhistorical says: 300 comments
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      Hey, eight fireplaces…hmm I GUESS that’s enough!

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  3. RTRTRRTRTR says: 123 comments

    Ugh, that garage! They took out the owl eyes! Arrgggghhhhhhhh! Cars ruin everything.

    My old Colorado Springs n’hood. 428K. Anyone know what is above the radiator in pics 12 & 13? https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1422-N-Weber-St-Colorado-Springs-CO-80907/13606034_zpid/?
    I love these types of buildings. Businesses on the bottom, residences on top. Not sure there’s a ton left architecturally outside the shell, but the value is in the form. 109K for 2 buildings. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/124-126-126-Main-St-Whitehall-NY-12887/216015192_zpid/?
    134 Acre Vermont farm w/ some updates. I couldn’t resist the barn in the snow picture. Take me there now. 1.6M. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/750-Brainstorm-Rd-Braintree-VT-05060/227738581_zpid/?
    Mid Mod cabin on Round Island in the St. Lawrence. Minus the dishwasher, kitchen looks original. 400K https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15477-Round-Is-Frontenac-NY-13624/305205350_zpid/?

    Apologies if anyone found these and posted before me.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      I like the Colorado home with its hefty moldings around the doorways and windows. It looks like it would be a fun place to decorate. I LOVE the Vermont property with its gracious brick home and the landscape. The St. Lawrence has been viewed before, but I do love seeing it again. thank you

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    • JkleebJkleeb says: 305 comments
      Seattle, WA

      Re the thing above the radiator, it looks like an overflow tank for a gravity hot water heating system for the radiators. The location is surprising given these were usually at the top of the system in the attic and in the case of the one in my house, the overflow pipe extends through the roof. I’m sure there’s someone here with more knowledge—mine was acquired mainly by a little reading and dealing with my own heating system.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        This, (essentially).
        That’s an expansion tank. Cute little booger too!
        https://pi.movoto.com/p/523/2290676_0_ZYaUzN_l.jpeg
        It was (most likely) originally installed when the central heating was first added; probably when the house was new. Most systems in homes of this period and earlier were originally low pressure stem, coal fired. The expansion tanks allowed for the even flow of steam throughout the system; and as an additional safety measure in case of excessive pressure. The majority of those systems were early on converted to gravity hot water, (as you mentioned); and later still to gas or oil fired, actively circulated hot water radiant; both essentially making the need for the tank redundant. You can see that it’s original site glass is still there, (now painted silver), further evincing it’s current redundancy. That glass was there so that excess condensate could be measured and addressed by tweaks to the original steam system. I’m still learning about these systems; and they are fascinating. Very few still in situ continue to function as they were originally intended; and elements like this, (as well as others remaining from their original state), can cause the systems as currently configured to function inefficiently or improperly when modified as I’ve described. If “you” have something similar and are having “issues”; Dan Holohan and his “Heating Help” resources are invaluable to making your system function at it’s best possible efficiency!
        This video is a great place to statrt if further interested:
        https://youtu.be/TQB0KK2rxcw
        He’s a right smartass after my own heart. 😉 Very knowlegable, and entertaining.
        “You” can do it yourself with these systems with just half a brain and a few tools.
        If it was mine, it would go right back to coal fired, low pressure steam! High on my old house wish list.

        Looks to me like this house is currently set up as a double, (up and down); and that tank is actually in what was formerly the upper stair hall. Had it been in the ground floor DR, I’d have sent this link straight off to Dan as indeed a curiosity. 🙂

        Good stuff! Thanks for posting. The Springs is a cool town loaded with lots of great old houses like this; though VERY few remain as original generally. Get on down to Pueblo, 50 miles South, and you’ll find gobs more – at half the price or less.

        I live/worked at a lodge in Woodland Park, up the mountain from here, (even higher than that actually – about half between W.P and Cripple Creek), one summer season years ago when I was a kid. Fun times. Eastern slope Colorado is a phenomenally beautiful place to live.
        https://pi.movoto.com/p/523/2290676_0_B2yYFq_l.jpeg

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        • RTRTRRTRTR says: 123 comments

          I’m not in CO anymore, but I enjoyed my time tremendously and would go back in a heartbeat. I ran a certain downtown ice cream shop when I lived there, and coached boys and girls soccer at Manitou. Usually just passed through WP on the way to the mountains. My first place there was on E Platte, an old home broken into apartments, but steadily moved north and found some really cute older homes around Colorado College. Also spent a year or so on the west side which has a few gems.
          Hard to argue with a place that gets more than 300 days of sun a year. I did always wish there was a high-speed rail connection up and down the front range. Would have been better than the regularly boring and/or hazardous trips to Denver and back for concerts/sporting events/etc. but maybe someday.

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          • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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            1875 Italianate cottage
            Noblesville, IN

            Cheers, RT! I had a blast that summer in CO. The folks I worked for had a big house right inside Denver a couple of blocks from Englewood. We all took three consecutive days per week off; and they made their house available to me and the other dude working up there, so I got to spend quality time in Denver, as well as exploring CO generally. More fun times. The bike busses and bike trails there were a revelation; and I rode EVERYWHERE around that city. I hear you about the train; but it wasn’t too far to Denver I found; and what a view on that drive up. Don’t know if you’re into moderns? If so, check out this wondrous mid-modern in Cherry Tree, right on the High Line trail, that I clipped years ago = SO rad:
            [click on the little TVplay icon top right-ish when it loads for best viewing]
            https://flic.kr/s/aHsjJ1mw4y

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5436 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      My best guess in the Colorado Springs photos 12 & 13 would be a hot water heater. However, an overflow tank seems correct as well: here’s a similar setup in a Jacksonville, IL house my spouse and I visited: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/22319910629/in/album-72157660334130225/ Good to see they kept the ornate tin ceilings in the Whitehall, NY retail/residential structure. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 684 comments
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      Love the Vermont farm with its 134 acres! I can picture myself having my meals seated at the kitchen table (Photo 25) watching the pond change with the seasons and the weather!! And certainly the barn (and the whole area) looks lovely covered in snow! i love snow as long as it is somewhere else!!!

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  4. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 885 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Tis the season…for few new listings…so,  inspired by yesterday’s front-page photo in the Washington Post of a politician posing on the street running through Cornwall, PA, I thought I would share some information about this interesting place.

    Cornwall has a section called the “miner’s village” which effectively was company housing provided to workers at the Cornwall Iron Furnace, which operated from 1742 to 1883.  It was an important maker of iron during the American revolutionary war.  The furnace itself is now a National Landmark and is a museum administered by the state of Pennsylvania.  It’s well worth a visit if you are ever in this part of south-eastern Pennsylvania.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall_Iron_Furnace

    The homes are a double row of very solid stone duplexes on either side of the street.  They were built in 1865 for company employees, and rented to them until the mid-20th century when they were sold.  They are all occupied and remain popular due to the quaintness of the village and setting, and its convenient but still rural location in southern Lebanon County near the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Each home started out identically, and they are divided into two halves so that each two-story side of the building contained a separate dwelling unit.

    The homes were not large, a little over 1000 square feet. I had a friend who bought one as his “retirement” home, and was inside.  You enter into a living room with a fireplace, and there is a dining room and a galley-type kitchen.  Upstairs was originally three bedrooms, but in most the smallest bedroom became a bathroom (since they were originally built with only outhouses).

    Here is someone’s blog article with some nice photos of homes in the village:  http://amishstorys1.blogspot.com/2011/05/lebanon-county-miners-village-at.html#:~:text=Miners%20village%20was%20constructed%20in,by%20Richard%20of%20Amish%20Stories.

    This Zillow listing is “Pre-Foreclosure” so it is not yet for sale, and coincidentally it looks to be my friend’s house (which he sold some years ago).  It has some good photos of the interior spaces, but it’s not decorated in a “quaint” or period style.  These homes can be quite charming when the furnishings and decor are more period-appropriate.  https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/228-Burd-Coleman-Rd-Lebanon-PA-17042/93643764

    When they come on the market they sell for around $125K, more or less, depending on condition and if any additions were made.

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  5. JosephJoseph says: 435 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    Looking at the Oil City PA house posted this week prompted me to check out other listings. This 1900 one for 159K would let you put your own stamp on it:

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/oil-city/121-w-2nd-st-oil-city-pa-16301–2089437864

    A basic ca. 1900 four-square with a nice front porch for 21K! Needs work, but usually better to make your own choices than buy someone else’s.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/oil-city/14-hiland-ave-oil-city-pa-16301–2014926392

    Either a lot of Oil City houses were built in 1900, or that is the default date. This looks like it might be a tad earlier. Could be a cute house with work – 14K!

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/oil-city/411-e-4th-st-oil-city-pa-16301–2089438486

    An 1891 for 25K that could benefit from removal of the 1970’s enhancements bringing you back to a simple, basic house.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/oil-city/326-oak-grove-st-oil-city-pa-16301–2014928944

    Another “1900” for 45K. Could be a good project since mostly original except for an unfortunate 1970 kitchen update.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/oil-city/142-w-3rd-st-oil-city-pa-16301–2089437927

    Only 19K for this – you guessed it – 1900! Only one photo. Street view makes it seem as though this was a development of similar houses built at the same time.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/oil-city/616-north-st-oil-city-pa-16301–2014930359

    Plenty more there, so if you feel like living in Oil City you can find some good projects. But if for some reason you have loads of money, don’t want a fixer upper, and have some reason to live in Oil City there is this one for 1.65 million. (slightly newer at 1907)

    https://www.trulia.com/p/pa/oil-city/607-w-1st-st-oil-city-pa-16301–2089438680

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5436 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      A previous owner spent a ton of money on the West 1st street mansion. Problem is, the pool of potential buyers for million dollar plus properties in Oil City or in any of the regional old Oil boom towns is very small. Then again, if you buy a home in a remote or smaller town with the intent to live there for the rest of your life, who cares how much you spend to make it your own unique home? Far better to doll up a faded mansion than have a “McMansion” built to call home. Very few newer homes will be around a century from now.

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  6. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings All, and Happy New Year!
    I let my reach/search go to the grand and to my eye, it was a fun search
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    1940, Beverly Hills, CA, 13,500,000

    This home has been on the market for a while now, and the interior shocked me for its exposed state with walls gutted. I then remembered a curved standing library in a modern room and realized this was the house that had intrigued me, that I first learned of here as the original home of Charlton Heston. How sad to see the very original looking home gutted for another use, yet to be realized (plans are included on the listing). If the original share here was of the entire sad story that includes the gutted home, I am sorry, I only remembered what the house had once been.
    https://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-charlton-heston-house-20160126-story.html
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2859-Coldwater-Canyon-Dr-Beverly-Hills-CA-90210/20533690_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=617ae0cd-9b4a-4548-be69-d2aa885e5d9c~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 154 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      What a crime to completely gut a house & leave it! And brazen to ask a higher price for the shell than they paid for it!!

      I realize life can be full of plot twists that legitimately stop well-meaning renovations, but too often I want to scream at sellers of these incomplete overhauls, “Didn’t you have a PLAN? Why didn’t you take it bit-by-bit or room-by-room? Did you even do the research?!” My gut when I see these travesties is to assume the worst: that they ran into a major, unfixable issue and ran in horror.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Comment personally deleted and sent to you PM.

      https://youtu.be/T0ELuyJ12D4

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  7. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1954, Pasadena, CA, 12,500,000

    From the listing: “Rare opportunity to own dual residential masterpieces designed by two of Southern California’s most iconic architects. 360 degree views, ultra-private property atop the Linda Vista hills. One residence designed by modernist pioneer A. Quincy Jones, and one by mid-century visionary Thornton Ladd.” The listing offers many delightful details.
    The Jones house starts you out with its low slung and angular walls and roofs infiltrated by plantings and vines) beyond a circular driveway with its center hosting a very large bonsai (I love them, and have never seen one so large). The house is very angular, lots of windows, appears more a art display haven than cozy home. I like the modern stand-alone metal fireplace which shares the soaring space with its flue rising up to the roof. The house’s interior is quite integrated with the exterior and courtyard gardens. Several water features and a pool.
    The second home has lower ceilings and a more human scale. It is quietly surrounded by Japanese gardens. I love all of the built ins for books or displaying items. This house is a very pleasant space.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1100-Paso-Alto-Rd-Pasadena-CA-91105/2077314101_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=e005ecb9-6a18-460b-9d8a-386b87d3624d~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  8. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1929, Los Angeles, CA, 11,500,000

    From the listing: “Richard Neutra, Architect, The Lovell Health House, 1929. Los Angeles County Museum of Art Guide number D3,6. Listed: National Register of Historic Places. City of Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument # 123. In their seminal Guide, historians David Gebhard and Robert Winter state: “Without question, this house together with Schindler’s Lovell Beach House in Newport Beach are the greatest monuments of the International style in Southern California. The Lovell House firmly established Neutra’s world reputation. ” Most historic fabric has been retained during 1 family holding since 1961.”
    Enjoy the mix of older and new photos. The sun is at home in this house. Below is a short article that offers a few more pictures. I am happy to see modern mid-century or International style, as in this one, this week. big smile

    https://www.archdaily.com/104713/ad-classics-lovell-house-richard-neutra

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4616-Dundee-Dr-Los-Angeles-CA-90027/20809413_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=b85cee08-fe61-489e-b16c-8d21aac40d83~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Personally, when it comes to Corbusier / Neutra, I’m with FLLW; but it’s hard to argue with this:
      https://photos.zillowstatic.com/fp/0ab135634c784091e6d871673ee60fdd-uncropped_scaled_within_1536_1152.webp
      Well worth seeing even if not necessarily a fan.

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    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 101 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      Oh yes, this and the Lovell Beach House by Schindler are THE most significant International Style houses in the US. They were built for the same client, a nudist and alternative health guru of 1920’s bohemian Los Angeles. Both architects got their start in LA from Frank Lloyd Wright at a tough time in his own career (that was also super experimental in LA).

      This house is at the top of a long, narrow road that snakes up near the Hollywood Sign. It hangs into a barranca (ravine) that opens-out to the city view in the sexiest of ways. You enter on the top floor and descend into the steel-cage of the house that’s defined by planes, rather than boxy rooms. That cage hovers over the swimming pool (imagine night illumination & water reflections on the facade). It truly must be experienced in person to understand why it’s so mind-blowing for lovers of modern architecture. Decades ago, it was covered in a flowering bougainvillea vine that made it seem even more romantic: a machine for living in, emerging from the dramatic landscape! You may remember it was a location house in “L.A. Confidential”.

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  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1962, Carmel by the Sea, CA, 2,750,000

    They call it a chalet in the listing and I guess I can see it with its domainearing roof line. I love the orange framework in the roof that integrates into the interior-fun house (and I love how the orange compliments the dark blue frame work around the large angled windows).

    https://www.realtor.com/news/unique-homes/henry-hill-carmel-home/

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Lopez-5-Nw-Of-4th-Carmel-By-The-Sea-CA-93921/2076847069_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=bb40f2bc-c30b-41a4-8a57-3d5eb5613793~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 684 comments
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      There is a lot to like in this Carmel by the Sea house belonging to the late Harry Hill — the house, itself, is stunning with so much light and space, and then there is the view of the water!! I quite like it!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Oh right – not THAT Henry Hill. Heheheh.
      For just a moment I thought “nuhh uhh, there’s no way – oh” 😉
      https://youtu.be/MedC8kTa9XY

      Interesting work. TY, K.

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      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        One of my favorite movies -great to connect to again

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          THE mob flick, (Casino is honorable mention). One of my all time favorites, (and I’m far from alone there). I’ve seen it more times than I care to count: certainly more repeat viewings than any other movie – ever. Great minds.

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      • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 684 comments
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        Talk about seeing things that aren’t there!! I read the article provided by Kimberly62 with respect to the Henry Hill house and thought how clever was he, and then I go and call him (gasp!) Harry! Sorry, people, his name is Henry Hill! Note to self: have to pay attention, have to pay attention …

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Hadn’t heard. Good news for now! Maybe the owner will come to his senses…

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5436 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      I think in this case, the developer could have a win-win situation by agreeing to have these homes moved to a less valuable site. 18 months can pass by quickly and endangered properties like these seldom get more than one reprieve.

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 684 comments
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      It is indeed good news, and I hope that this reprieve will provide the opportunity for a solution suitable to everyone to take place. I wish the community were in a position to repurchase the homes because when the eighteen months are up without some agreement in place, the same scenario will exist.

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  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1966, Los Angeles, CA, 2,899,000

    From the listing: “Franks House” by Raul F. Garduno, 1966. Nestled among the treetops in prime Crestwood Hills, this exquisite & historic architectural home has been meticulously maintained.”

    Redwood and cork, along with lots of glass to take in the amazing views and steel structure to support. I love all of the warm surfaces and beautiful views. I feel like I have seen this one before, but perhaps I am seeing it anew today.

    https://www.latimes.com/home/hometours/la-hm-garduno-20150221-story.html
    https://la.curbed.com/2015/6/27/9945484/cantilevered-1960s-modern-in-silver-lake-by-raul-garduno-asking-899k

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1249-N-Tigertail-Rd-Los-Angeles-CA-90049/20559671_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=c736c3fc-4f4e-4f86-ad57-50e4ec77ecfa~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1904, South Pasadena, CA, 6,500,000

    Here is a home that looks like it has been left alone for some time. I love the piano room, it is long, papered, windowed, and a casual space of luxury. Dining room is a similar look, and I love the library. I hope this house will be cared for and not made over. Love the front exterior view.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/423-Oaklawn-Ave-South-Pasadena-CA-91030/20694622_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=2e0b3f66-78d9-4c28-8c27-cf37605df67b~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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  12. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1906, Hudson, NY, 2,250,000

    Interesting façade with its decorative roof line and symmetry. Inside, lots of decorative wood paneling, woodwork, ceilings and fireplaces. I love the dining room for its balance, curved walls, and the leaded glass windows and doors and lighting. To me, this room is the jewel of this home.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/317-Allen-St-Hudson-NY-12534/83892102_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=726a1623-c527-4937-a125-6aa5251b78e2~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 684 comments
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      With respect to the 1906 Hudson, I was knocked breathless upon seeing the stairs and the lovely apace in which it sits! (See Photo 2) Gorgeous!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      They took some degree of care to preserve and enhance the original features of kitchen and baths, which is commendable. Not entirely successful in the kitchen / service pantry; but they were on the right track; and those spaces can I think rather easily be further modified to continue the theme upward in detail and quality of installation.

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  13. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1800, New Iberia, LA, 2,499,000

    Set on 50 acres, the Dulcito Plantation, listing says it was constructed “between the late 1700’s and 1820”, and served as a hospital during the Civil War. I love a raised southern house, this one set amongst the tall oaks. The interior is wonderfully simple and kept simply.

    https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/life/luxury-living/2017/11/29/step-inside-3-2-m-dulcito-plantation-former-civil-war-hospital/902122001/

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5918-W-Old-Spanish-Trl-New-Iberia-LA-70560/221205908_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-SendToFriendHDP-image&rtoken=3e32b82b-6c74-4993-9715-5d39cfac78de~X1-ZUveo4kiegi2h5_46au8

    I look forward to your shares, seen a few so far, but see there are more to look at already. cheers

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    • JulieJulie says: 379 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      I was sold when I saw the Live Oaks.

      The wraparound porch is so nice you could practically live in it. I’m a bit disappointed to see a tv out there because a Southern porch is for sitting on at the end of a hot summer’s day, having a nap or talking with relatives as the sun fades and the crickets and fireflies come out.

      I know it gets stinking hot and humid there but with a house in a setting like that I would keep the windows open as long as I could so I could hear the birds and the breeze. It is designed well for cross ventilation.

      Watch out for gators in that pond.

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  14. Anne M.Anne M. says: 958 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Had to share this one for the novelty of it, you may have already seen it as it is being shared prolifically on Facebook. Make sure you stay until the end of the tour!
    1878 Guildhall,VT $149,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/43-Courthouse-Dr-Guildhall-VT-05905/193818039_zpid/

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  15. Anne M.Anne M. says: 958 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1918 Colonial in Hopedale, MA $459,900. Lovely & the little screenhouse in the backyard just adds to the charm
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/180-Dutcher-St-Hopedale-MA-01747/57601759_zpid/

    1903 Colonial in Worcester, MA $369,900 interesting floor plan, beautiful dining room
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Park-Villa-Ave-Worcester-MA-01606/56750426_zpid/

    1905 in Holyoke, MA $175,000 removing all evidence of the 1970s decor would go a long way to bringing this house back to its glory
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2054-Northampton-St-Holyoke-MA-01040/56177452_zpid/

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  16. Anne M.Anne M. says: 958 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1906 in Wilbraham, MA $270,000 set on a nice 1+ acre lot
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/843-Main-St-Wilbraham-MA-01095/56999858_zpid/

    1813 in North Oxford, MA $789,000 – includes 2 houses (no pictures of the second house as best as I can tell) 21 acres – pictures are of varying quality but this looks like a pretty special place
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/646-648-Main-St-North-Oxford-MA-01537/2079046838_zpid/

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  17. $1,225,000 castle in Newburgh, NY. Built in 1870 and converted to apartments, but still has some beautiful details (Tiffany skylight!):

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Oak-Ridge-Dr-New-Windsor-NY-12553/2077066464_zpid/

    Also, here’s a Twitter thread of nice old houses for sale in the UK that I found interesting:

    https://twitter.com/oldenoughtosay/status/1343959509329457153

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Neat!
      I don’t know what “their” intention or motivation was for removing the plaster from the central hall and then leaving the lath with what seems to be some form of chinking to fill the voids, [I mean – I think that’s what I’m seeing] = [how would you even do that effectively?]; but I gotta say, I’m diggin it! Kind of has the look of, like, dirty sisal – or something. No doubt many people would find that treatment bizarre and unacceptable, (probably rightly so), but I think it’s cool. Unique I’d say. Very interesting. Clipped.

      Easy to miss that RAD set of Deco, alabaster, brazier form fixtures flanking the base of the stair.
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/94d53fe372a111f59a128ff357cac6fcl-m2726170922od-w1024_h768.jpg
      That creamy paint on the stair washes them out completely in daytime; but I’ll bet they pop like mad at night!
      Also a very nice set of quite interesting Roman lamp sconces continuing the “Deco Roman” theme on 2.
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/94d53fe372a111f59a128ff357cac6fcl-m3030070518od-w1024_h768.jpg
      Some very nice remaining earlier electric fixtures in this house generally.

      TY!

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  18. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    If anyone is the praying type, my brother in law (husbands brother) was just taken to the hospital with a 70% oxygen level due to Covid. He is talking but it’s scary, he has had cancer a couple of years ago and heart problems so… He was the brother in law we lived with for a few years when we were going through some job/money hardships. It was at his home I started OHD. He is more a brother to me than my own.

    Edit: Thanks everyone. They are keeping him, he is on oxygen and his levels went up but he is not out of the woods.

    Sat. Morning edit: moved to ICU, using a CPAP machine, his lungs are “showing irritation”, his O2 levels are still low. Thanks everyone for thinking of him in your prayers.

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    • hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 237 comments
      VA

      Prayers included

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    • JulieJulie says: 379 comments
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      1997 1 storey contemporary

      Fingers and toes crossed for your brother-in-law and family. I am sure he is getting excellent care and my thoughts are with you all. I understand your concern as I have several auto-immune illnesses as well as heart problems and that makes me and people like your brother-in-law more vulnerable. I know that myself and millions of people throughout the world will be so glad and relieved when this virus calms down and we can lead normal lives again. We have no community transmission here in New Zealand and life is normal but we know that it could come back via Kiwis returning from overseas although they all go straight to quarantine facilities for 2 weeks upon arrival.We just all have to have faith that 2021 will be much better than 2020 and I suspect it will be.

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    • SuzyQSuzyQ says: 100 comments
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      MD

      Praying for a speedy recovery.

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    • SharonSharon says: 397 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      Powerful prayers are headed your way! Got Sts. Jude and Therese working overtime for you. 😇😇

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    • NenessNeness says: 53 comments

      Kelly, I’ll include your brother-in-law in my daily prayers for the sick. The list of those needing prayer has been longer than ever this year.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1203 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Kelly, best wishes to your brother-in-law for a speedy recovery, and to you and your family for a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Kelly, I am thinking of you and your brother in law with my heart and spirit, I wish him the best. love

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Prayers for your brother, Kelly; and for all dealing with sickness this winter.

      I hope all of my OHD peeps are doing their due diligence about that particular bug; what it is and isn’t; how to prevent it; and how it should be treated should you or someone you love be affected by it. Blindly trusting doctors for any sickness or it’s cure is not advisable. That is all…

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    • Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 684 comments
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      Hi, Kelly,

      Will add your brother-in-law to my list of people in need of prayers and I do hope that once he receives the necessary medical treatment, his condition will improve and his stay in hospital will be a short one!

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    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
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      Prayers for your brother in law…please keep us posted.

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  19. JulieJulie says: 379 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora and Happy New Year from New Zealand,

    Here are three homes from the South Island city of Dunedin which is full of old houses dotted throughout the city’s very steep hills overlooking the harbour. It’s a lot of fun to drive around and look at them. We went there in 2019 and rented an 1880 villa with a very interesting history – and nearly froze to death in it. I would definitely stay there again but only if they have installed decent heating.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/otago/dunedin/caversham/listing/2850160794?bof=yrXTIZXj

    Asking price US$787,770.71

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/otago/dunedin/mornington/listing/2811853975?bof=yrXTIZXj

    Asking price US$573,040.56

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/property/residential/sale/otago/dunedin/warrington/listing/2887467220?bof=yrXTIZXj

    Enquiries over US$466,161.97

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      very nice Julie

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Lord have mercy. TY, J.. 🙂

      https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/plus/1456641268.jpg
      Don’t know if that is glazed brick or tile; but it was likely a package deal like that.
      Outstanding! WHAT a gorgeous room.
      Clipped.
      That carpet needs to go, go, go, in favor of the wood floors and a rad A&C rug. Yeah..

      https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/plus/1422869966.jpg
      Just ——. Wow.
      Hope Kelly sees that. She’ll flip.

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      • JulieJulie says: 379 comments
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        1997 1 storey contemporary

        I love that room in the first link too. I bet the less than desirable carpet is there because the house is probably not insulated very well and Dunedin winters are pretty cold, windy and wet. But then again, some years ago the government decided to pay for houses throughout the country to be insulated because so many older homes weren’t at all and it was causing so many health problems. Our house was insulated but when we redid some things we decided to reinsulate the attic and we found out the government would pay for it. But it would not be easy to insulate underneath that house. Maybe we should tell them to harden up and just wear socks ;).

        I loved the wood and pattern in the second one. I would want to hang a few paintings on it but then it would detract from the gorgeousness of it. Maybe just a few small ones with gilt edged frames?

        Thanks for the comment!!!

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          > harden up and just wear socks 😉
          Testify. Heheheh. It’s winter – put some clothes on!

          >gilt frames
          Love those too. I don’t think I would hang anything in there either. The work is so wonderful, interesting, and unique; it is artwork enough in and of itself. Splendid. I would without question remove the current chandelier in favor of a fixture far more appropriate and complimentary.
          https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images2/1/0418/25/arm-aesthetic-gas-fixture-longwy_1_c28e2ddeb72c5655846dd9028ca696ff.jpg
          What a pleasure it would be to do just so.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Also: someone shared a very fine Italianate house which has an astoundingly good fore hall and stair hall a few weeks back. Though carpeted, with stair rail painted, (which I very much like in this particular instance); it is still one of the loveliest rooms I’ve seen for awhile. It’s been my wallpaper since. I’m all about silver/ed frames since seeing it. The grouping of mirrors along the ascent is SO RAD. 🙂
          https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/1526-college.jpeg
          White carpeting is SO untenable if you entertain, have pets or kids, etc.; but the look is so quietly luxurious. I love very nearly everything about that room.

  20. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1203 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here’s a 1920 Catskill Mountain farmhouse for $295,000 – Lots of nice details plus a classic 1920’s kitchen:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/72-Bonnie-View-Ave-Shandaken-NY-12465/32871326_zpid/

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  21. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1203 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    1888 New Paltz mansion on five acres converted to multi-family in 1940’s. Lots of period appeal despite the conversion. $825,000:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/81-Prospect-St-New-Paltz-NY-12561/2082716245_zpid/

    Happy New Year, everyone!

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  22. RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    *** CALLING ALL CENTRAL IOWA OHD’ERS!!! +++

    I came across this image this week:
    https://i.redd.it/ncbylguzizp51.jpg
    It is attached to this chat site thread:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/AbandonedPorn/comments/j1oz80/beautiful_abandoned_house_iowa_united_states/
    Seeing it jogged a very deep memory in the vast chasm of of my brain devoted to old houses and the like, and sure enough, there was an OHD thread about it from 2012:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2012/02/24/1906-queen-anne-marshalltown-ia-60000/
    That thread is a MAJOR rabbit hole. If you’re interested in diving in, keep scrolling to the comments. It’s quite a tale.
    Anyway – if there are any central Iowans who have friends or family in Marshalltown; or if you’re willing to take a Sunday drive to confirm or deny the current state of that FASCINATING place; please post a comment in that thread letting us know what you find there one way or another. Thanks’ in advance! 🙂

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    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
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      I did indeed (happily) fall down that rabbit hole, what a FASCINATING thread…thanks for alerting me to that update. I had wondered what happened to the buyers and all of the work they put into it…

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    • PaulPaul says: 110 comments
      Arlington, VA

      According to realtor.com, it last sold in Sept 2019 for $70,000. And it states it has severe tornado damage. Unfortunately there is only the 1 front exterior photo.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5436 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      I too would like to know the fate of this unusual house, If the available photos were taken after the tornado occurred then most of the damage must have been cosmetic rather than structural (or happened to the back of the house?) Right now, the house has the appearance of extreme neglect and that is often a recipe for a man made disaster known as demolition. Sure hoping for a better outcome for this one of a kind house.

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1203 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      A check of Iowa tax records would indicate if Patrick M* is still shown as the owner of 607 West Main Street, Marshalltown – or whomever is now listed as the owner, along with contact information. Sounds like many neighbors were interested in watching the progress – maybe one of them would be able to provide an update?

      (Admin Edit: No full owner names, please.)

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  23. RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Here’s another great house tour video!

    This one is in The Garden District at 3rd and Camp in NOLA. IMO – Its one of those VERY rare instances where a major, complete update and reno has left an antique house in phenomenally good stead. THIS OF COURSE IS SUBJECTIVE; so if you’re not a fan of antique / modern interiors and decor (even those done VERY well), you will likely want to take a hard pass. I think it’s just radAF in the extreme (sans dead donkey = heheheh). The kitchen is A MARVEL = wow.. Enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/kQA6fCCNneQ

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  24. RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    What happened to “Gear Girl” / that Shingle Style (Iowa? / Kansas?) house which was twice featured on OHD that she had said she was going to buy? I searched but can’t find the house on the site anymore. Thoughts please?

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  25. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 121 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Now this is a guy who is living old house dreams!

    https://nypost.com/2020/12/31/this-octogenarian-has-lived-in-a-nyc-museum-rent-free-for-the-past-30-years/

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  26. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
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    This is my first share, so if I haven’t done it right, please let me know….
    Near the Hillsboro, WV recently featured, which is in the hometown of Pearl S. Buck, this listing could use better photos, but still, a lot of possibility….
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1121-10th-Ave_Marlinton_WV_24954_M91544-52257

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  27. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 885 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    This 1920 tudor revival (? — not sure quite what to call it) is located in School Lane Hills, just outside Lancaster City limits — one of the earliest suburban developments. It is our “old money” neighborhood,the preferred address for executives from Hamilton Watch Company, Armstrong Cork and Tile, and other 20th century industries. It is filled with custom homes from most decades of the 20th century on spacious lots with attractive landscaping. In this one, I love the natural woodwork and the many arched openings throughout the home. Lancaster, PA, 1920, 750K. Compared to what you can buy these days for half a million, I would say this one is fairly reasonably priced. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/165-Hamilton-Rd_Lancaster_PA_17603_M43817-10549

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  28. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
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    Have y’all seen “Rutledge Farm” yet? Middleburg, VA Listed at $8M
    https://www.redfin.com/VA/Middleburg/22956-Carters-Farm-Ln-20117/home/14368242
    On 113 Acres, from the listing: “Main house of stone and frame construction circa 1740 with addition in 1820. 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 5 fireplaces, high ceilings, moldings and detailed woodwork throughout. Equestrian facilities are unmatched.”

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  29. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
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    Another beauty in Middleburg, VA $3M
    https://www.redfin.com/VA/Middleburg/35571-Millville-Rd-20117/home/14367897
    From Listing: “Mayapple Farm”, purist delight. Original portion of house built in 1790 in Preston City, CT. House was dismantled and rebuilt at current site. Detail of work is museum quality. Log wing moved to site from western VA circa 1830, 4 BR, 4 full BA, 2 half BA, 9 FP, detached 2-car garage. Historic stone bank barn and log shed moved from Leesburg, VA

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That was on OHD at one time. It still may be, but I cant find it: (= the search hasn’t worked right for me in months). Can’t imagine why the “matchy-matchy masterpiece” hasn’t sold. 😉 I do LOVE the den / bar room.
      https://ap.rdcpix.com/0eb8eca899810f135c418646d0728b5al-m3955787588od-w1024_h768.jpg
      Choice..

      Did you see Bridgit Fonda’s playhouse? I see the main house, (Danny Elfman), sold a couple of weeks ago. I liked the playhouse best.
      https://www.dirt.com/gallery/entertainers/musicians/bridget-fonda-danny-elfman-house-los-angeles-1203346755/fonda_elfman_fpa1/
      If interested in the playhouse befores, just search it. There are gobs of pix.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1083 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Which search? The address one or the browse drop downs?

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Thanks’ Kelly. It’s the search box in the margin “Search City, State” If you’ll refer to my above post thread, ‘What happened to “Gear Girl” / that Shingle Style (Iowa? / Kansas?)’, you’ll see that Jim posted the link to the house which I couldn’t find which is in Burlingto, IA. Over the last couple of months I’ve run into this problem when using city / state / zip code / etc. as search criterion when looking for a specific thread; as well as being unable to find others using the drop downs. I’ve wondered if the fact that they aren’t showing up in the search results might be because they are archived, secret, off market, etc.. Thing is, those designations have never mattered in the past when searching for any existing thread. A couple of times I’ve ended up finding them by doing a specified internet search, and being lead back to the thread from there. I went through the entire list of IA houses, (using the drop down state search), looking for that (above = Burlington) house and came up empty.

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          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            The drop downs are tricky, sometimes I forget to check mark one of those categories it’s supposed to appear in so if you were to search the drop downs by style and state, it may not show. When searching I also recommend, when searching the drop downs for a specific home, use the ‘All Eras’ rather than the style as sometimes I won’t always include the styles associated with the posted home but will also include it under the Era. The Shingle house, don’t remember why I didn’t select Shingle, perhaps because of the Colonial Revival bits in it or maybe it was one of those I didn’t check associated styles before posting. I did private it since it sounded like a weird situation/owner.

            The city, state search only searches the address, not the title or anything like that. That’s due to database issues, the site is too big and my hosting isn’t exactly Zillow quality, there are limits to what I can do so not to overload the database/hosting. Using Google is a good way if you are looking for a specific title, site:oldhousedreams.com Queen Anne Burlington, IA (always use the abbr. of the state.) I can’t explain the IA drop down search you did, when it works for me it’s hard to troubleshoot. Question, look at the title over the browse drop downs. Does it say “Browse Homes S”? There are actually two search drop down widgets, depending on if you are a Supporter or not, want to make sure you are still seeing the ‘Browse Homes S’ drop down and not the ‘Browse Homes’ one.

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            • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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              1875 Italianate cottage
              Noblesville, IN

              Thanks’ Kelly. I know you’re busy; so thank you. I do use the search – a lot.

              Just tried again to check and see what result I get. Tried using search box for “BURLINGTON”, “BURLINGTON, IA”, and “52601”, and the post didn’t show up for any of them. Tried with the “by state” drop down as well = no dice.

              Here is the thread:
              https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/08/18/1895-burlington-ia-2/
              Do you think the status might affect the search?
              Do they work for you? Is it just me?

              • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1083 comments
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                1901 Folk Victorian
                Chestatee, GA

                Ok, I am stupid sometimes. I see what it was. Because of the owner issue I took it out completely from the search. Yup…sorry for that. Try now.

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                • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
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                  1875 Italianate cottage
                  Noblesville, IN

                  Than you. I really do appreciate it; especially since you’re so busy with that other thing.

                  Glad to hear you’re feeling better. 🙂

  30. cienncienn says: 9 comments

    Hi Everyone,

    Anyone ever live in, or have experience with a house built with the kits from Sears & Roebuck from back in the day? Here is one for sale in a rural area of Florida that looks beautiful, just probably in need of some more updates. I’m going to ride by it today.
    Thank you.
    PS – I’ve been coming on this site for a lot of years off/on browsing & reading to educate myself on old houses. Been house hunting since about 2014 LOL Thanks everone for all the info!!

    Current listing: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1933-US-Highway-17-N_Seville_FL_32190_M55133-80305

    Previous listing: https://www.estately.com/listings/info/1933-n-us-hwy-17-hwy–1#!

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    • JimHJimH says: 5271 comments
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      Might be a Sears but I’m not seeing the model on the Sears sites. There were a few kit manufacturers around at that time.

      My brother lives in a Sears bungalow from the 1920’s. It’s a great little house that you wouldn’t know was a kit from the construction. I suggested he restore it as originally built but he decided to rip out a couple of walls and redo everything instead. Oh well.

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  31. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I FINALLY FOUND IT!!!!! Stay tuned this Friday for the featured home because this took me a whole freaking week (yes, that’s what I was doing last week…and this weekend…and this morning because this became an obsession.) I don’t want to scream in person because I’ll scare the dogs so am doing it here…YAY! 😀 YAYYYYY!!!!!

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  32. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1203 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    1845 Catskill Mountain Farmhouse on 60 acres in Livingston Manor, NY, for $1.55 million. Not surprisingly, too many updates for my taste, but the combination of house, outbuildings and setting make for a very appealing property:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/34-Campsite-Rd-Livingston-Manor-NY-12758/208814400_zpid/

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1203 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Just took another look at this one – because the setting is just fabulous, imo – and realize that other than the kitchen, the updates really don’t seem too bad…?

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      • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
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        If I squint/ignore the kitchen and just focus on the BARN (and the baby barn/garage…squeeee!) and the setting….wow!

      • MornaMorna says: 86 comments
        folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

        Yeah, at least they kept one early 20th c bathtub, and I found it all ok except the kitchen, too. Lots of usable space. Way out of my price range, I’d have to win the lottery that I never play and be a hobby farmer until the money ran out.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5271 comments
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      A beautiful property! I could live with less “enhancement” also, though it’s nicely done. Thanks Barbara!

      It was owned at one time by James Murdock (1814-1900), possibly the builder, who left $500 to the Beaverkill Church nearby. His nephew James D. Murdock helped turn the Beaverkill Valley into a trout fishing mecca.

      His grandfather was James Murdock also, and I slept in his ancient stone home in Lomontville when my folks bought it from his family 50+ years ago. ($16,000 for 5 parcels easily worth a million today.) The tiny house was a treasure, but badly neglected after 6 generations, so we put on a new roof and secured it from the weather. I wanted to keep it and restore it eventually but I didn’t have much say at 15. So they sold it for a nice profit, and I cried when the house burned a year later. I can see on the aerial that at least the foundation still remains in the yard of the big house built later. https://goo.gl/maps/4vSHHHFiTY8MaFS69

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      • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
        OHD Supporter

        My deepest condolences for your loss…I cried reading your story. This is why I keep hoping to find my next project, such satisfying work to restore and preserve these properties. Thank you for sharing this, and so many of your other wonderful stories!

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      • MichaelMichael says: 2861 comments
        1979 That 70's show
        Otis Orchards, WA

        Sad that it burned. It’s pretty cool that even at the age of 15, you had a passion for restoring old homes!

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7180 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Sorry, Jim. Sux..

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  33. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1203 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Vintage 1930’s summer cottage in Fallsburg, NY, for $60,000:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87-Highland-Ave-Fallsburg-NY-12733/299905507_zpid/

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  34. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1083 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I had to do a major site change that unfortunately is not finished yet because it has to be done manually. The comment notification plugin I use was abandoned by the developer some time ago. I’m switching to another. But it’s not easy because I have to add subscribers to the new plugin myself. Luckily in batches by email address but it’s a lot of steps to get there. I stayed at it too long yesterday without giving myself stretching breaks and messed up my shoulder which has slowed me down since.it hurts just to use the keyboard. 2021…it’s not even been a week! So, I’m still here but working behind the scenes to get this switch done before it becomes a nightmare of a bigger issue. Not sure how today will go but I’ll try to get a few houses up.

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    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Kelly, please take good care of yourself, first. We can wait…it is only the first week of the new year. Continuing the prayers for your brother in law, any update?

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1083 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Not really. They put him on a different breathing machine, not a ventilator but a big tube oxygen thing. The other day his mom texted him and he said stop because he was trying to sleep so now she is afraid to wake him up to check on him. Three others in my husbands family has it now too, although BIL was not around them, he probably got his at work. Thanks for asking about him. Hopefully he will improve, docs have already said he may be there for a long while unless he can keep his oxygen levels up without help.

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2861 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Kelly, we all appreciate the work you do for your amazing site. That said, you are more important than this site! Please take care of yourself first!

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    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 101 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      Kelly, you are wonderful. I’m grateful for OHD and how you have provided food-for-thought and the imagination during this rough year for all of us. My family has also been affected by COVID, and I nearly lost my mom. Thank you for the hard work it takes to manage such a well-oiled site that’s worthy of a billion-dollar corporation. I say this to explain why I’ve finally made the step to become a supporter, modest at that.

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  35. MWMW says: 919 comments

    Kelly, best wishes to you and your family members with the health concerns. I’ll be keeping you all in my thoughts. It is still a rough start for many, but hopefully 2021 will eventually shape up to be a much better year for all of us.

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  36. JimHJimH says: 5271 comments
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    Maybe posted before: Saugerties NY, $649k – Stone farmhouse on 34 acres. Tucked behind an industrial park, and overdone inside. Inscription on the facade: PW * AW * 1747, Pieter Wynkoop I’ll guess. Looks like the real deal.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1032-Kings-Hwy-Saugerties-NY-12477/32869157_zpid/?

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  37. JimHJimH says: 5271 comments
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    Marbletown NY, $549k – George W. Basten (1828-1890) farmhouse, says 1830 – idk.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2520-Hurley-Mountain-Rd-Marbletown-NY-12401/32849886_zpid/

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2119 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Jim, this house has some nice details. I see that fireplace in the kitchen and how fun it would be to bring that room back to something simpler and cohesive. The exterior is certainly a dandy in color.

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2861 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      It’s quite a nice looking home, especially on the outside. I am curious about the small enclosed front porch, probably not original. What do you suppose it may have looked like originally? I’m guessing it went all the way across the front and had similar brackets that we see on the upper roof.

      • JimHJimH says: 5271 comments
        OHD Supporter

        I wondered about that too. The small window above the gable suggests the porch has been there awhile, maybe open at first. A wide porch (with less pavement in front) would be nice!

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    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Oh my, I like that color combination far more than I thought I would….thanks for this one! Always love a good kitchen fireplace….

  38. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Update on my BIL. He isn’t doing good. Will probably put him on a ventilator very soon. His oxygen levels is down to 50%. This is too hard to bear just thinking about it.

    Edit: ok, just got word he is doing ok. Apparently the doctor that called MIL is an idiot and alarmist. He is not on a ventilator, in good spirits, his O2 is up again, hopefully it’ll stay up. Thanks everyone for asking about him, praying for him.

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  39. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    For old comment subscriptions. After working on it for two straight days…I cannot get old comment subscriptions to work correctly with the new system. I have a spreadsheet of previous comment subscribers, if you want to resubscribe to old posts and don’t mind getting an email for any comment rather than your replies, I can (I think) add that. But that means that anytime someone comments on an old post you’ll get a comment notification rather than when they just reply to you. I’d rather you email me directly if you want your account that way. kelly@oldhousedreams.com

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  40. CoraCora says: 2060 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1904. This home has some fantastic bathroom fixtures…but I can’t tell if they are original to the home, salvaged inserts, or reproductions (hoping someone will look and let me know). Even with some of the modern updates, I like this home quite alot. $539K

    Indianapolis, IN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/825-Woodruff-Place-West-Dr-Indianapolis-IN-46201/1080849_zpid/

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    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 154 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Tucson, AZ

      Seem mighty shiny for original. But nice regardless!

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    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 226 comments
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      The WOODWORK, especially in that handsome entryway, is gorgeous. I like what they have done with the subway tile and the bathroom fixtures, but they don’t “feel” original to that period. I’m not a subject matter expert, by any means, but having hauled hundreds of pounds of vintage early 1900s bathroom “accessories” from salvage and other sources, if they ARE original, someone did a great job restoring them. It is a lovely home, indeed. Thank you for sharing it.

    • MichaelMichael says: 2861 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      The fixtures seem to be in great condition for being 120 years old, if they are original. The clawfoot tub doesn’t look to be a reproduction. That said, I know they can be re-enameled to make them look brand new as the tub is cast iron. The sinks…..I don’t know but the fact that we can’t easily tell is good!

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  41. TorisgirlTorisgirl says: 1 comments
    Shreveport, LA

    First timer here..hope I’m doing this right?
    “Knabe House” in the Mt.Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. Built in 1800. 7bd/ 6ba 11 fireplaces. Mahogany paneled dining room, conservatory w marble columns and tile floor.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/829-Park-Ave-Baltimore-MD-21201/36469824_zpid/

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  42. JoeJoe says: 757 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    Not far away from the Hannibal, MO house Kelly posted today,1/7/2021, on the satellite view, I saw something called Rock Cliff Mansion. I love to look on Gam’s at local named sites. I thought nothing of the name. Here’s a pic of one of its entrances.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7062716,-91.3675381,20.48z
    Follow the stone wall in the opposite direction from the view I shared and you get this “view” of the property.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7062716,-91.3675381,20.48z
    Now I know!

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  43. JoeJoe says: 757 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    Just subscribing to this week’s link and exchange, since I forgot to. No comment here.

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