February 12, 2021: Link Exchange and Discussion

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1109 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old home photo, I looked around the current flood zone in town for the home but didn’t find it. Maybe I overlooked it or didn’t go out far enough. Someone may have better luck.

    The people photo has no association with the house photo and I don’t know anything about them. Questions, was the wife(?) on the right not happy about having her picture taken? What’s with the potatoes and coin? She advertising her potatoes or advertising her potatoes? Maybe that’s why the mom is annoyed looking, she doesn’t have any taters or maybe hers wasn’t big enough. The man in the middle looks like he has lots of stories to entertain us with. I’m thinking the elderly lady with the glasses is his mom and the potato woman the daughter of the man and wife. The dog is adorable.

    I forgot the sticky note thing, maybe there’s nothing else I’m supposed to mention. Thanks for hanging in the last few weeks. I wanted to respond to each comment in last weeks link exchange but I’m not sure I have the emotional fortitude right now. I did read them all and appreciated them.

    Have a great weekend!

    +18
    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1109 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      PS, I changed my mind. The wife is playing at being annoyed, she’s probably the type that acted gruff but would sneak you a cookie with a wink and then say “Now get out of my hair!”

      +18
      • MJGMJG says: 2407 comments
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        CT

        My great grandmother also looks like this. Hard and careworn But she was the sweetest woman you could have ever met with the biggest heart

        +7
      • GypsyGypsy says: 220 comments
        New ext, vintage int.

        You know when a dog was important part of a family when it made the photo!

        Or else when people got their own cameras and had to pay for film and developing, and there were photos of JUST the dog. I love seeing old pics of dogs, knowing they were not “just dogs” to the people who took them.

        +10
      • MornaMorna says: 140 comments
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        folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

        Looking at them, I think that perhaps the older lady with the graying hair isn’t that much older than the other older woman. I’m wondering if she’s the wife/mother, and the darker haired lady might be an unmarried sister. She looks quietly amused to me.

        Interesting to speculate. I do wonder what their lives were like.

        +2
      • respectthishouserespectthishouse says: 112 comments
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        sweet 50s ranch Nashville, TN

        I love how the guy is manspreading etc. and the gals are like sure whatever.

        +2
      • DianeEGDianeEG says: 575 comments
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        1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
        Rural, IL

        I’m thinking the woman behind him is his wife – my grandma looked like that at a very young age and after seven children. The woman on the right is hired help – maybe a widowed sister in law. The woman with the potatoes is an elder daughter still living at home who gardens. She won a coin at the local fair for largest spuds. And that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! Thinking of you Kelly.

        The river flooded Galena so it would be low lying areas prior to the flood gates and berms being built. Many homes are on the hills and wouldn’t have flooded.

        +1
    • SharonSharon says: 467 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      I can see her inner strength! I like her! Now, about those potatoes and coin…..

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    • So this is just a guess but maybe the coin is for size reference. The way we use a dollar bill nowadays. I’m thinking she wants to show that her potatoes are very large. What does everyone think????

      +13
    • MornaMorna says: 140 comments
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      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      I was theorizing that the coin was her prize in a vegetable growing contest.

      +8
    • Thanks Kelly– I have been gone for awhile, but just came back and as ever–always thrilled w/ what you put together! Be well stay safe- and know WEALL LOVE YOU!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

      Kate

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    • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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      1885 Italianate.
      MI

      Kelly those photos are fantastic!!!!

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  2. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1232 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Wow, Kelly, those are some huge potatoes! I hope the flood house is still there – it is lovely…

    This 1833 Greek Revival in Morris, NY, has a trifecta of early features, tree-lined street location and modest price – $100,000 – which I find very appealing:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/75-Broad-St-Morris-NY-13808/31632454_zpid/

    This 1900 “four-square” style is nicely located on 2.4 acres in Pine Bush, NY. It would benefit from some cosmetic back-dating and enhancements, but the basics are there. Asking price: $277,900:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/316-Cragsmoor-Rd-Pine-Bush-NY-12566/2077382700_zpid/

    +7
  3. BethanyBethany says: 3470 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I feel hopeful that the house in Galena is still there. It’s a charming town with a pretty good reputation for taking care of their historic homes. That flood is scary though. That’s one house with a flooded basement . . . . really cool house though.

    +4
    • MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 102 comments
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      1945 Craftsman
      Athens, TN

      It is a charming little town. I found this bit of info about Galena, IL.
      Not sure if anyone had already seen this.

      https://betweenenglandandiowa.com/2017/04/02/10-instagrammable-places-in-galena-illinois/amp/

      +1
    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5567 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Indeed, the Galena house has some charm and character even if its on the verge of being submerged. The entire Mississippi River basin which includes the Ohio and Missouri River tributaries, has long been prone to periodic flooding. There was a major flood in the 1880’s (1884?) as I recall reading. On the Ohio River side, a huge flood occurred in 1913 (I have an old photo from that year taken in Wheeling, WV and the flood waters are up to the top of the porch steps. In 1937 another massive flood occurred in the Cincinnati area putting a lot of that city as well as the Kentucky cities of Newport and Covington under water for an extended time. In 2000 or thereabouts, another flood on the Ohio inundated the built up Wheeling island between Wheeling and Bridgeport, Ohio. I recall afterwards a number of Island homes being put on the market for very little. St. Joe, Missouri, where I used to live, has been plagued by occasional floods of the Missouri River which empties into the Mississippi River downstream. Galena and surely Quincy Illinois have suffered from floods as well. Big rivers like the Mississippi, which drain a very large geographical area, will always be prone to flooding. Like the Amazon in South America, or the Nile in north Africa, there have been River floods since the beginning of time.

      +3
    • 67drake67drake says: 288 comments
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      1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
      Iowa County , WI

      Yes, it’s one of my favorite towns! About 40 miles due south of me. It’s funny because as I was looking at the 1st picture, especially with the hill in the background, I thought to myself “This looks like it could easily be from around here, maybe even Galena”. Then scrolled to the bottom pic and sure enough…..
      Galena put flood gates in around 1940 to protect the downtown area from the floods. But if you’re just outside of the gates you’re gonna get wet!

      +3
    • MichaelMichael says: 2977 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      The picture of the home with the flood brings back a lot of memories. I remember as a boy having our bedroom in the basement with my brother. I got out of bed late one night to use the bathroom and stepped into a few inches of water on the floor. Needless to say when my dad saw the water, he got the family in the car and left. The water rose to cover the main floor with a foot of water, the basement being filled with water. We relived the experience a few years later. I cringed when I saw the picture, knowing the work ahead of the man standing in the water!

      +4
  4. MrMikeMrMike says: 69 comments
    Chicago, IL

    Happy Friday, all!

    Art deco bathroom alert! Here’s a condo unit in a 1939 building overlooking the lake here in Chicago that was listed earlier this week. Lots of great deco details! $439K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5048-N-Marine-Dr-7-8A_Chicago_IL_60640_M85178-12525

    If the top photo is in fact Galena (and it feels like it is) I wonder if the date is wrong and this is the devastating 1937 flood. The town subsequently built a dike and flood gates.

    +8
    • Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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      1972 raised ranch.
      Hopkinton, MA

      that is pretty fabulous! love that cabinetry.

      +1
    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7277 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Interesting listing. Thank you. Called the Marine Drive Association; there really isn’t much info on it. I was really hoping to find a shot of that great fountain lit up at night; because it really should, right? Heheheh. If it once did, (and it probably did), it likely doesn’t anymore. The building seems to be an interesting marriage of late Deco with the more spartan International Style. You can really see that in the porte coachere and entry.

      https://images.atproperties.com/MRED/10/858/583/5f620e4edd52c/1.jpg

      https://images.atproperties.com/MRED/10/858/583/5f620e4edd52c/3.jpg

      +2
    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 178 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      Not just an Art Deco bathroom–this place is the bomb! Incredibly “unneutered”, and the current owners respect its identity. Look at those balusters! Love how the undersides of the stair steps become an architectural feature in the powder room ceiling that complements the red(!) toilet and sink. Even the kitchen retains the deco feel with that glossy floor & cabinets. And did you catch the tufted upholstered entrance door? The curved, raised area in the primary bedroom (Thank goodness that term is taking root after decades of buying houses as a single woman & reminding my realtors that in my home it’s the “mistress bedroom”.) and the period light fixtures, even the chrome doorknobs and the fountain in the building courtyard! And all these features, plus all those square feet, in Chicago, at THAT price?! What’s the catch? Is Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster of Gozer a neighbor? (Not that that would faze me!)

      +3
      • DianeEGDianeEG says: 575 comments
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        1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
        Rural, IL

        One small catch might be the HOA at over $1200 a month – essentially doubles the cost of the condo – but it’s OH SO WONDERFUL and fun. No sure about the neighborhood anymore.

        +1
  5. Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Hope everyone has had a good week!
    1890 Queen Anne in Selkirk, NY $379,900 with carriage house/barn
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1370-River-Rd-Selkirk-NY-12158/2099321953_zpid/
    1895 Brownstone in Albany, NY $299,900. Includes an in-law apt
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/405-Hamilton-St-Albany-NY-12210/29655330_zpid/
    1837 New England farmhouse in Newbury, VT $325,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/159-Doe-Hill-Rd-Newbury-VT-05051/92008505_zpid/

    +5
  6. SharonSharon says: 467 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Speaking of Galena, Illinois…

    Just quoting from Zillow on these.

    “Perched atop Galena’s “Quality Hill” is this stunning historic brick Bed and Breakfast known as the Hellman Guest House. Built in 1895 by the Hellman family, this Queen Anne Victorian home has everything; from its original historic features to its far reaching views of Grant Park on Galena’s east side and beyond, this home is sure to amaze you in every way. Enjoy and appreciate its stunning original wood work, stained/leaded glass windows, horsehair plaster walls, and hardwood floors throughout much of the home.”
    1895, $400,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/318-Hill-St-Galena-IL-61036/105620090_zpid/

    ”This mansion built back in 1856 was the home to the Estey family—good friends with General Grant. As a matter of fact Grant gave his Farewell speech on this very front porch when Grant left Galena or the White House. This home is a step back in time, as the property has been so well maintained that you’d never know it’s over 160 years old.”
    1856, $977,700
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/301-N-High-St-Galena-IL-61036/2078097553_zpid/

    This elegant Greek Revival home is one of the oldest homes in Galena. This lovely historic home has beautiful woodwork throughout. The main floor features a stunning living room spanning the length of the home with a brick gas log fireplace. Formal dining with built in china cabinet and wine bar. Newly Renovated kitchen with gourmet appliances, marble counter tops and beautiful cabinets.
    1832, $349,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/605-S-Bench-St-Galena-IL-61036/105619803_zpid/

    There is a strong sense of history when you walk into this authentic log home nestled in Galena. A rare find that you must see to believe! A 2-story log home, built in the mid-1800s was originally a bakery. The original brick-faced stove area is still there, 160 odd years later, in what is now the dining room.
    1800’s, $335,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/525-S-Dodge-St-Galena-IL-61036/105620260_zpid/

    Italianate: “Stunning Victorian with incredible curb appeal nestled in the heart of historic Park Avenue with convenient access to Grant Park, two pedestrian bridges, the Galena River Trail, and all the happenings of downtown Galena!”
    No date given/I’m guessing 1870s, $299,900

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/506-Park-Ave-Galena-IL-61036/105622159_zpid/

    +5
  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12242 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    There was something else!

    Folks that don’t subscribe to cable…Discovery Plus! $6.99/month, no ads. Why am I mentioning it? They have seasons of some great shows… If Walls Could Talk, Restored, Curb Appeal (who remembers this show?!), Offbeat America, Daryl’s Restoration Overhall, Restoring Galveston (I haven’t seen this yet, so not sure what their version of restoration means), Stone House Revival…too many to name, they claim over 50,000 episodes from their line of channels.

    Channels?! Yes! Discovery (including Life), Food, ID, Travel, HGTV, DIY, TLC, Animal Planet, A&E, History, Sci, Destination America, History and Civilization. $6.99/month!

    We don’t subscribe to cable and if we did these are the channels we’d watch anyway. It’s a fantastic bargain and one I’ve been meaning to mention.

    (I’m not getting anything out of this, just a recommendation!)
    https://www.discoveryplus.com

    +16
    • MattDMattD says: 129 comments
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      1870 Classical Revival
      New Orleans, LA

      We discovered this channel the other day. Have been enjoying Restoring Galveston. They do nice jobs in bringing back to life houses, that would otherwise be condemned. They try to maintain the historical integrity of the house, while bringing it up to date.

      +1
    • SharonSharon says: 467 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      Restoration Galveston is great! The cutest young couple with loads of energy purchase decaying historic homes on Galveston and go to considerable pains to honor the historic details of the homes—interior and exterior. They do some renovation tweaks but mostly with respect to the historic principles of the homes—nothing too upsetting, although I’m still not over the tiled words in the bathroom floor (“This is the place”). Why oh why? For OHD lovers, it’s worth checking out.

      https://www.uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2017/06/21/hgtvs-saving-galveston-focuses-on-restoring-the-historic-island/

      +4
      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12242 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Thanks, I’ll watch it this weekend!

        I forgot, there’s also Hometown on there (we watched all the episodes already so I had removed it from my watch list!)

        I am disappointed they didn’t have Before and After, that was my favorite show back in the day. But they do have Gardening by the Yard!

        +2
    • GypsyGypsy says: 220 comments
      New ext, vintage int.

      I loved “If walls could talk”. They did a couple of shows in my area.

      Does Discovery plus come with a satellite package? I think my parents would enjoy some of those shows. They have a satellite dish though—not sure which one.

      +1
    • CateCate says: 275 comments
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      Milwaukee, WI

      Hey Kelly, I just signed up for this Discovery+. THANK YOU!!

      BTW, I was talking with a friend in Illinois yesterday and she mentioned that she has subscribed to OHD and LOVES IT, as does her daughter. I tactfully suggested she could contribute on a monthly basis. She was not aware of that, and she said she would gladly. Hope her daughter does too!

      +2
    • MichaelMichael says: 2977 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      One of my favorites is “Restoration Home”. I watch it on YouTube. It’s from England where they sometimes have quite restrictive regulations of how you can restore and the materials used if it’s a listed home.

      +2
  8. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
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    Two small abodes in the upscale Montclair portion of the Oakland Hills. This part of the hills is in the lower portion and was untouched by the Oakland Hills fire of Oct 1991. A wide range of amenities exist less than a mile away in Montclair Village.

    A California bungalow, with an enthusiastic gardener as owner. It would be an obscenity if this gets “developed.” So far as I know, Razing to “develop” hasn’t been happening in this area. Where McMansions reared their ugly heads in the Oakland hills, it was on lots where the houses got destroyed n the Hills Fire or on vacant lots. Three such examples of the latter exist just around the corner from this bungalow, on three adjacent lots, on Indian Way.

    $495,000Est. Payment $1,659/mo
    1bed1bath766sqft9,447sqft lot
    1844 Woodhaven Way,
    Oakland, CA, 94611
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1844-Woodhaven-Way_Oakland_CA_94611_M20403-03401

    I’ve spent countless hours in the Oakland hills but had no idea this log cabin was here. I can’t think of any others I’ve seen in this Zip. Already pending. What will its future be?
    $575,000Est. Payment $1,927/mo
    2bed1bath992sqft0.29acre lot
    7135 Pinehaven Rd,
    Oakland, CA, 94611
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7135-Pinehaven-Rd_Oakland_CA_94611_M23841-6034

    +5
    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
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      That link to 7135 Pinehaven Rd,Oakland, CA, 94611 isn’t working correctly for me. If you have the same problem, C&Ping the address will get you to the realtor listing..

      +4
      • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
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        Yes, hard to believe it is even THERE, but PENDING already!So hopeful that there will be some sort of preservation attempt, but that land is worth SO MUCH these days…sigh.

        +3
        • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
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          I first became aware of it over three weeks ago and it was already pending. In recent years the city has become very interested in preserving properties deemed to be “historic.” Hard to know how this cabin, in its current condition, will be viewed.

          +2
          • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
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            Please keep us posted if you find out more details! Fingers crossed….

            +1
            • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
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              I think it’s worth watching to see if the sale goes through. I have no info about this specific property but I do know that some owners in the Oakland Hills are having problems getting Homeowner’s insurance. The state is the insurer of last resort but with significantly reduced converges at higher cost.

              If the sale does succeed and the new owner plans a demolition and new construction, the wait for construction permits will take a full year. Somewhat longer if any of the neighbors contest issuing the permit. I have no knowledge of how long it takes to get a demolition permit.

              +2
              • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
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                Agreed. Many of my friends and family members in Northern CA have had to use the “last resort” fire insurance after policies were cancelled post Paradise, and it is nerve wracking to think what might happen if they wanted to sell their properties. Permitting is still held up by the backlog from the fires and the earthquakes…from this one in 2014 for example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_South_Napa_earthquake

                +1
                • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
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                  If you use street view and walk along Pinehaven, esp to the right, you can see what the area is like. If you go left, and take the first right, you’ll be on a section of Broadway Terrace which was in the fire zone. And now has McMansions where once there were normal houses. All those McMansions are built on lot-hogging multiple levels, straight down the hillside. The claim is that they are seismically safe. They do have glorious views of the sunsets.

                  When I wrote that the permit would take one year in Oakland, that was accurate pre-pandemic. Now? IDK.

                  +3
    • CindyHCindyH says: 113 comments

      Anne, what is that enclosed glass square in the barn?
      Re: the bungalow in Oakland, CA – love the house, but sticker shock for the price (I know, location, location, location…)According to the dimensions given, the kitchen is about 7′ x 7′. We refer to that as a “one-butt kitchen.”

      +2
  9. Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I realized after I posted the Newbury, VT that it was a “repeat” (just trying to give the cow more time in the spotlight!) lol

    +4
  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 7277 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    GretaLyn inspired me to share some Mid-Mod houses I’ve been collecting in a file for a minute. She posted this house late in last week’s share; so I’m re-sharing for her because it’s a very fine, if low key, house on amazing land with gorgeous plantings. A+!

    “Private Hillside Villa, Mid-Century Residence designed by Architect Jack Iams, 1961 Located on 13+ wooded acres Marietta OH $725,999
    Don’t miss the courtyards and the suspended staircase, if you know, you are into that kind of thing 😉”
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/105-Hillside-Way_Marietta_OH_45750_M34922-32968

    Now here are the ones I have for you.

    House 1. No that’s not “formstone” it’s actually rough finish marble! If you like time capsule ranchers, don’t miss this one. It’s as good as they come.
    1955 rancher / Amsterdam, NY / $200K!!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/18-Coolidge-Rd_Amsterdam_NY_12010_M48786-11629

    House 2. Another great (tasteful) time capsule with top shelf details, on land. Probably built for observant Jews owing to the kitchens.
    1957 deluxe rancher / Valparaiso, IN / $990K
    https://www.movoto.com/valparaiso-in/704-old-suman-rd-valparaiso-in-46383/pid_t7qjqw5ddh/for-sale/

    House 3. Somewhat unfortunately remuddled, R.H.Zook, still has many great original features.
    1957, Zook rancher deluxe / Glen Ellyn, IL / $840K
    https://www.movoto.com/home/18-muirwood-dr-glen-ellyn-il-60137-461_09516804

    House 4. Another great Mod rancher with enough quality original features to make it interesting; but most especially THIS!
    https://photos.zillowstatic.com/fp/2f09e482e9bd4fd0ae292e9f42e9b449-uncropped_scaled_within_1536_1152.webp
    RAD!
    1960, Mod rancher deluxe / River Forest, IL / $1.2M
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/544-River-Oaks-Dr_River-Forest_IL_60305_M71161-48469

    House 5. I almost don’t want to post this because the painted brick interior is UNFORGIVABLE; but it’s still a really great house – so.
    1950, FLLW rancher / Glenview, IL / $1.5M
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1544-Portage-Run_Glenview_IL_60025_M86073-28316
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    https://www.movoto.com/home/1544-portage-run-glenview-il-60025-461_10917968
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    https://franklloydwright.org/carr-house-for-sale/
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    https://www.dwell.com/article/carr-house-frank-lloyd-wright-illinois-real-estate-b67c4795

    House 6. This one is FAR more interesting for it’s exterior and exterior spaces; which you can, of course, enjoy year round. Just look at the 7 day forecast. Sigh….
    1940, AZ territorial style, burnt adobe rancher / Tucson, AZ / $1.5M (worth every penny)
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5255-N-Camino-Escuela_Tucson_AZ_85718_M26192-55588
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    https://www.movoto.com/tucson-az/5255-n-camino-escuela-tucson-az-85718-472_22102198/for-sale/

    +5
  11. MornaMorna says: 140 comments
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    folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

    Winter is finally, and briefly, here in Montana. I’ve had a peaceful day keeping both the heater stove and the cook stove going. Baked beans, steamed brown bread, greens from yesterday’s produce box cooked with a little onion, and a bread pudding with cherries and raisins for later in the week. The house smells good and I’m a little over-heated. outside it’s about zero and this snow has been sifting down most of the day. I genuinely like winter weather.

    I didn’t do a lot of house hunting this week, and these 3 may have been on here in the past, but so it goes. These are all too polished for my comfort, but pretty nonetheless.

    1735 Colonial, $269,900, Windsor CT
    Of course, I wish the stone fort part of it still existed. And that there was a bit more land.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/546-Palisado-Ave_Windsor_CT_06095_M31712-00724

    1764 Colonial, $509,000,New Ipswich, NH
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/49-King-Rd-New-Ipswich-NH-03071/117804225_zpid/?

    1800 Colonial plus add-ons, $524,900, Delaware, NJ
    This one is especially too upscale for me, but i find the area and the land interesting.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2204-Daniel-Bray-Hwy_Stockton_NJ_08559_M55860-44951

    +6
  12. Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Here are some lovely but quite pricey places:
    1892 in Brookline, MA $2.5 million
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/320-Tappan-St_Brookline_MA_02445_M49031-99936
    1820 farmhouse in Great Barrington, MA with 53 acres $1.5 million
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/271-Monument-Valley-Rd-10-Great-Barrington-MA-01230/2074541948_zpid/
    1870 in Hudson, NY with a carriage house $895,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/445-Union-St-Hudson-NY-12534/29997764_zpid/
    1870 in Coxsackie, NY $748,000 fab-u-lous!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87-Mansion-St-Coxsackie-NY-12051/215837996_zpid/

    +6
  13. Anne M.Anne M. says: 980 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1860 Greek Revival in Stuyvesant, NY $1,150,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Church-St-Stuyvesant-NY-12173/30017443_zpid/
    1785 house in Schodak Landing, NY $989,000 “perfect blend of ancient & modern”
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/591-River-Rd-Schodack-Landing-NY-12156/32269258_zpid/

    +1
    • Sandy BSandy B says: 863 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Love the NY Greek Revival, Anne. It’s lovely with serene views too. Too bad the typical NY tax burden goes with it.

      +1
  14. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
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    Thanks for your repost, Rosewater, I’m honored. I’m glad that last house is under contract, because I’d be buying lottery tickets for a winter getaway otherwise…what a STUNNER!
    One of my best friends in High school lived in an original Eichler, and his father was an architect, so I always appreciate a good Mid Mod rancher. 😉

    +1
  15. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
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    Speaking of Eichlers, Rosewater, this one is a ringer for my friend’s home….the garage on theirs was on the right side, but otherwise….
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1758-Comstock-Ln_San-Jose_CA_95124_M21409-97292

    +3
  16. GypsyGypsy says: 220 comments
    New ext, vintage int.

    My aunt lived near this little town for about 50 years. They have some nice little gems there. This one needs to be a single family home again though!!

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/48-Summer-St-Dover-Foxcroft-ME-04426/112688200_zpid/?

    In 1947, Bar Harbor lost a great many of it’s wonderful “cottages” to a fire, but not this one.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45-Mount-Desert-St-Bar-Harbor-ME-04609/2077535791_zpid/

    Too modernized for my taste, but the exterior of both are lovely…..and such a great name for an address.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Long-And-Winding-Rd-Bar-Harbor-ME-04609/304744444_zpid/?

    +5
  17. LilyRLilyR says: 6 comments
    NJ

    Maine Flatiron that needs a lot of work. Could be super cool though if restored.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/345-Main-St_Calais_ME_04619_M43445-85169

    +5
    • JimHJimH says: 5401 comments
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      Very cool, and I could happily live on the 3rd floor (and roof) there. Not ideal with no parking or yard though. For me, an art and photography gallery in front, and a vintage hi-fi shop in the rear, specializing in horn speakers and triode tube amps.

      This could have been featured on an old HGTV show I liked – ReZoned.

      +2
    • natira121natira121 says: 753 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Super cool is right! All those vintage kitchens and bathrooms! It would be a blast to bring it back.

      +1
  18. RanunculusRanunculus says: 178 comments
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    Tucson, AZ

    1924 Stone Bungalow $325,000 Portsmouth, VA

    Only 2 owners! Original woodwork (gorgeous interior doors), knotty pine kitchen & breakfast nook, stone detached garage, double lot, handsomely covered radiators, unmolested bathrooms.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/158-Hatton-St_Portsmouth_VA_23704_M67762-24047?cid=eml_shares_core_ldp_android

    +5
    • hillhousehillhouse says: 92 comments
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      1899 Stick
      Bluefield, WV

      I admire the beveled mirror doors, so elegant and practical, taking the place of a cheval glass. The beautifully preserved doors and hardware appear identical to those in my parents’ 1916 former home: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/109-Spring-Grove-Ave_Bluefield_WV_24701_M46380-62415

      0
      • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
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        Oh that’s glorious! I’d spend all of my time in photo #12 reading on that fabulous piece of furniture with the sun streaming in those windows, sigh.

        0
    • SuzyQSuzyQ says: 109 comments
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      MD

      I was so excited to see this listing.(158 Hatton St) I grew up in this neighborhood and always wanted to see the inside of this house. We lived in the white Barber house pictured on page 35 & 37. The building next door was the school of nursing and living quarters next to that until the old hospital was torn down. The family that owned this house were the Manning’s. They also owned a nursing home across the street. After the hospital was torn down and the nursing home sold a development of new homes were built. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!

      +2
    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
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      I love this little house! If it were mine, I would replace the roof to match the tiled one on the garage…but so happy to see all of that unpainted woodwork and those radiators and original bathrooms! SWEEEET!

      +2
  19. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
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    Something to love on Valentine’s Day.

    1951 $1,295,000Est. Payment $4,336/mo
    4bed4bath1,939sqft5,950sqft lot
    8 Indian Rock Path,
    Berkeley, CA, 94707

    From the realtor’s description:
    WOW, Spectacular view of the SF Bay and Skyline! This is a Custom Craftsman style home built on the Indian Rock! The rock has been immortalized in the downstairs rooms! Stunning Oak floors upstairs with two Juliet Balconies under the beautiful oak trees. This wonderful Native American inspired compound type retreat. Parking pad was developed into a Goudi inspired terrace. This home is Sooooo Berkeley!!! The location is great for a meander into the hills or dinner on Solano Ave. Private, yet public the park is a great front yard far from the street with nooks and crannies! This home can be configured so many ways!! Utilized as 6 bedrooms in the past, a home office space, a rental, loads of space!! This is the community of the Path People, waiting for a new owner/community member!
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8-Indian-Rock-Path_Berkeley_CA_94707_M12053-85852

    From me: The publicly accessible rock is a popular climbing place, as you can see by the pic of people standing on it. The satellite view, accessible by clicking on the map, shows how massive it is.

    +3
  20. JkleebJkleeb says: 319 comments
    Seattle, WA

    LilyR’s amazing flat iron building post reminded me to check on a house in Calais I’ve been watching—it’s now pending but worth a look. I even like the now “dated” updates to the kitchen and would be tempted to find a way to have avocado green appliances. Lots of period details.
    Calais, ME 1840 Greek Revival, $199,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/587-Main-St-Calais-ME-04619/118142028_zpid

    +4
  21. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 65 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Some shares for this FRIGID winter’s day:

    Des Moines, IA, built 1878, asking $399K. Sure makes you lust for sunny days:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/640-20th-St-Des-Moines-IA-50314/771378_zpid/

    Roebuck, SC, built 1935, asking $547.5K. Amazing property:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/100-Cragmoor-Dr-Roebuck-SC-29376/192541133_zpid/

    Laurens, SC, built 1918, asking $620K. Enormous house and incomparable quality for the price:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/831-W-Main-St-Laurens-SC-29360/113339103_zpid/

    Union, SC, built 1828, asking $415K. Antebellum beauty on 10 acres:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/117-Wilson-Rd-Union-SC-29379/120417637_zpid/

    Edisto Island, SC, built 1803, under contract at $3.6M. Nearly 60 acres in which to create your own universe:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2328-Laurel-Hill-Rd_Edisto-Island_SC_29438_M58475-18729

    Charleston, SC, built 1840, asking $4.49M. Better hurry – this one is still available:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/138-140-Wentworth-St-Charleston-SC-29401/2077468771_zpid/

    Waco, TX, built 1898, asking $295K. It’d be interesting to see what the exterior looked like before the circa 1940 stucco job (they even put stucco on the corbels). That staircase gives us a clue of what once was:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2403-Ethel-Ave-Waco-TX-76707/52095755_zpid/

    Columbus, TX, built 1897, asking $365K. You don’t expect the interior, given the exterior:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/624-Preston-St-Columbus-TX-78934/231671414_zpid/

    Graham, TX, built 1937 (seems more like 1907 to me), asking $449.9K. Lot of value here for the ask – if you can live in rural Texas! Check out street view to get the full effect.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/700A-Cherry-St-Graham-TX-76450/2075251432_zpid/

    Bellville, TX, built 1915, asking $669K. Over an acre of grounds!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1034-S-Tesch-St-Bellville-TX-77418/90260152_zpid/

    Fort Worth, TX, built 1947, asking $2.9M. That terrace! That greenhouse! Those views!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/208-Hazelwood-Dr-Fort-Worth-TX-76107/29082923_zpid/

    Finally, a car maven’s paradise – Roanoke, TX, built 2014, asking $7.99M.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/14250-Chaparral-Ln_Roanoke_TX_76262_M86155-66993

    Hope this helps keep you entertained this chilly weekend!

    +5
  22. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
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    Because I enjoy keeping up with what I can’t afford in wonderful Carmel. Unrequited love, as it were.

    1} 1961 Cottage $1,649,000Est. Payment $5,521/mo
    2bed2bath1,056sqft3,920sqft lot
    Santa Rita 5SE of 2nd St,
    Carmel, CA, 93923

    Kudos to the owner for not “needing” granite countertops in the kitchen.
    Carmel residents love their flowers almost as much as they love their dogs, who are welcome EVERYWHERE. I’m sure there’s one about somewhere..
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Santa-Rita-5SE-of-2nd-St_Carmel_CA_93923_M92965-91865

    2} $679,000Est. Payment $2,273/mo
    2bed1.5bath900sqft0.36acre lot
    5951 Garrapatos Rd,
    Carmel, CA, 93923
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5951-Garrapatos-Rd_Carmel_CA_93923_M12571-64877

    From the listing description:
    Here is an enchanting cottage nestled in a redwood canyon. Enjoy the refreshing sounds of the year ’round running creek. Relax on the deck under the towering Coastal Redwoods. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath cabin includes a high ceiling loft with attached deck. The half bath is accessible from the front deck where there is a detached office/art studio. This home needs TLC, and is a do-it-yourselfers dream. Ideal for a contractor looking for an investment property. There have been no recent improvements. Garrapatos Road is a private, winding, dirt road. Escape the city. Live in Big Sur. No sign on property, please do not disturb the occupants. Appointment only.

    “NO RECENT IMPROVEMENTS” YAAAAY!!!!! Someone PLEASE grab it before it becomes an “investment property.”

    +6
    • JkleebJkleeb says: 319 comments
      Seattle, WA

      My inner hippie wants to escape to the Garrapatos Rd cabin-what an enchanting assemblage in a magical looking location!

      +1
      • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
        OHD Supporter

        If Big Sur isn’t the most magical place in the entire world then I don’t know what is. Here’s some music to dream by.
        Johnny Rivers Going Back To Big Sur
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er_SKx3o5cI

        Henry Miller lived in Big Sur for about 15 years and wrote about his experiences. I reread this book about once every ten years.

        Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch Henry Miller

        +1
        • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2225 comments
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          1936 Cabin

          Lovely wooded cottage. Shall have to look for the Henry Miller book.

          +2
          • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
            OHD Supporter

            I just ordered a copy from Thriftbooks. I have many happy memories of Big Sur, and so looking forward to reading about it….and thank you so much KeyLime for the Johnny Rivers memories as well!

            +1
            • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 662 comments
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              You’e very welcome. I have the Realization album in the original vinyl, which is how I first became aware of this song. I don’t think it got much, if any, “airtime” back in the day. Many of Johnny’s songs hold meaning for me. But that’s another story…

              +1
    • NancyJNancyJ says: 6 comments

      I want to sell all my stuff and move in the Garrapatos cottage!

      +1
  23. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12242 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    OHD is back! Yikes, hosting problems. Cross your fingers it stays up!

    +8
  24. JimHJimH says: 5401 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Two old vernacular houses on large lots in Dutchess County NY. Both are surrounded by suburbia but feel like the countryside of years ago.

    Beekman NY 12 acres FSBO $985k. Originally owned by the Haxtun family, early settlers of the Beekman Patent about 1735, but the house doesn’t look that old. A teenage son discovered iron on the property in 1846, which made them rich. Note to owner: the bric-a-brac is great – how about a photo of the house!

    https://goo.gl/maps/YFfjmeFaTh139GSJ8

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1035-Beekman-Rd-Hopewell-Junction-NY-12533/30089017_zpid/?

    Wappinger NY 11+ acres FSBO $795k. Jacobus van Couvenhoven settled here in the 1760’s. Later a tavern, the house was falling down until the present owner saved it and made it livable again. Very rustic setting.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/91-Myers-Corners-Rd-Wappingers-Falls-NY-12590/30147271_zpid/?

    +8
  25. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1232 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Just noticed this sad Italianate for sale in Ulster, NY, for $399,000:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/190-Leggs-Mills-Rd-Ulster-NY-12449/32876813_zpid/

    Looks like someone bought it in 2015 for $59,000, ripped everything out and put it back on the market for more than six times what they paid. Here are a few “before” photos:

    https://upstater.com/oh-please-someone-fix-up-this-faded-beauty-in-lake-katrine-49900/

    +1
  26. MornaMorna says: 140 comments
    OHD Supporter

    folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

    Not so much an “old house” thing, but more of a “what we dream of when taking out that @*#! drop ceiling” thing. I wonder at the people who put in the drop ceiling: did they even look?

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-finds-century-old-photos-attic-including-portrait-susan-b-anthony-180976922/?fbclid=IwAR2Zji9ekdpdPvGRUeTsG4tStO9bmdCjIZ2KkqCAd_BUkbAfXGvLSlJbBro

    +6
  27. RanunculusRanunculus says: 178 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Tucson, AZ

    1926 Tudor Revival, Lancaster, PA $450,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1019-Buchanan-Ave_Lancaster_PA_17603_M43682-20278?cid=txt_shares_core_ldp_android

    To read the realtor’s blurb (“diamond in the rough”, “renovation project”, “fantastic bones”) you’d think this house needed plenty of work, but the photos show move-in-ready, well-kept home. So what’s with the buzz words calling all the farmhouse-loving renovation locusts?

    What’s pictured (sadly only first floor and exterior; no bedrooms, bathrooms, basement, or attic) appears well-kept aside from the pool. I’ll cry if this one gets molested!

    +7
    • MornaMorna says: 140 comments
      OHD Supporter

      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      That’s a beautiful place. Nothing that is shown needs renovation. If you can afford a half million dollar place, you’d be lucky to get to live in this one.

      +3
    • SuzyQSuzyQ says: 109 comments
      OHD Supporter

      MD

      I see very few renovations that would have to be made for me to move in. While the price is doable I would have heartburn paying $18,476 a year in taxes.

      +4
  28. 1715 home in Beaufort, NC ($169,900), needs work, but the exterior is beautiful!
    https://www.trulia.com/p/nc/beaufort/215-straits-dr-beaufort-nc-28516–2026478476

    +1
  29. https://1drv.ms/w/s!AjRrxOh2Dd0CgrdclvRsrbHvvl5MBA?e=TftS51

    Built 1840, under-priced at $195,000, located in Bernhards Bay, NY.

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  30. An appealing Scots Baronial with views across Moray Firth.

    Firthside House, Nairn, Scotland (a short way NE from Inverness)

    £1,000,000 / 1885 / 9,537 sq ft / 11 bedrooms / gardens and lawn to the seafront

    https://www.struttandparker.com/properties/thurlow-road-1

    +2
  31. CoraCora says: 2077 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1891. An incredible mansion in small-town Tennessee. The millwork and mantels…I’m breathless. A stunning home by all accounts. $549K

    Erin, TN:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4311-W-Main-St-Erin-TN-37061/41502837_zpid/

    +1
  32. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 401 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1905 North Bennington, VT $275,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/20_Bennington_VT_M38519-21951
    Lovely home in a very artsy town….

    +1
  33. 235 Washington Ave, Savnnah, GA $600,000
    Beautiful house from 1953 in Ardsley Park in Savannah, GA. Amazing example of the second wave of homes built in this historic neighborhood. And such gorgeous live oaks with Spanish moss. Magic!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/235-Washington-Ave-Savannah-GA-31405/14168349_zpid/

    +1
  34. 1961 Concord, NC $299,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/126-Arlington-Ave-SE-Concord-NC-28025/5695077_zpid/?
    This home has so many cute mid century details, including an oven with a pull-out range, beautiful old tiles and wallpaper in the bathrooms, and a basement with a full bar. A good price for that square footage in the neighborhood!

    +1

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