March 19, 2021: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sorry, another week of slow to no posts. We’ve recently started the heavy duty parts of our home, roof (yes, metal, no color), back deck (rotted due to someone not understanding how rain works), driveway redone (done, no more delivery vehicles falling into the ditch!), garage (tired of tree sap that brings the ants…oh, the ants, I could tell you stories!), foundation (strong chance termites have eaten all the way to the attic, yes we have regular sprayings since we moved in, no active termites, previous owner just not taking care). Researching (I’m a heavy duty researcher), gathering quotes, having folks inspect our home, y’all know how that goes! Not to mention regular life stuff, car things (mine is going so I’ve been test driving and whatnot), poor Sissy dog had to have two teeth removed this week and a thing growing on her paw (not cancer), doc appointments, new med that made me groggy as heck… I’m explaining all the why’s because I hate someone thinking I’m slacking on purpose or due to laziness! 😀 I joke that I am able to do all the OHD things because I have no life. That’s normally true but the last three weeks, life happened.

    Have a super weekend! Oh! Haven’t researched today’s old house. And I still haven’t been able to edit the portrait photos to include yet.

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    • Matt ZMatt Z says: 111 comments
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      1893 Shingle Style
      Mamakating Park, NY

      Happy Friday,

      It appears that the lovely home in the postcard above is still around, however she is a shadow of her former self, vinyled to hell and back! https://goo.gl/maps/wTwkaydNuPMAzTAA9
      It also appears those small cedar bushes in the old photo are now towering cedar trees! very cool

      +13
      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Wow! Shame the home looks different but I didn’t know cedar trees lived that long!

        +3
        • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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          If all goes well for them, they can live even longer.
          How long do cedar trees live?
          A moderate to long-lived evergreen. Some specimens have been known to live more than 500 years. Large specimens are often found in old cemeteries and other older, undisturbed properties.Dec 11, 2017

          +10
      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Thanks, Matt. Pretty amazing to see this was still standing over 110 years later. German Valley is still a pretty small community which I cannot decide if it is a village or a hamlet. It the community were built densely in a smaller area it might look more like a town but stretched out as it is makes it look like the proverbial wide spot in the road. As for the house, it is quite anqular, probably from post 1900 and could very well have been from one of many published designs of that era like (Fred T.) Hodgson’s Low Cost American Homes 1904, William A. Radford- 1903, and Herbert C. Chivers-1901. Fred R. Aukes looks well dressed for the occasion and the early motorcyclist must have been a buddy during the days when the house was a “batchelor’s abode”. (before “Edna”?) In small communities of this kind homes tend to remain in families for generations so it would not surprise me if the house still belonged to one of the descendants.

        +7
      • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
        1979 That 70's show
        Otis Orchards, WA

        Thanks for finding that Matt. It shows how the desire to have a no-maintenance siding product can smother the look and character out of a home!

        +4
      • SharonSharon says: 484 comments
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        2001 Contemporary
        Sedalia, MO

        I’d at the very least put the roof ornamentation back. That would be a swell place to start backdating.

        +4
      • JohnnygJohnnyg says: 16 comments

        #funfact:
        Those cedars are more likely a variety of Arborvitae.
        Telltale sign is the (apparent) fan-like pattern of the foliage.

        +2
        • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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          I posted without looking at the pic. Thanks.

          50 to 150 years
          Arborvitaes are classified as trees. But, it is okay, if you refer to them as shrubs or bushes. Long lived: The average life expectancy of arborvitae tree 50 to 150 years. In later years, the tree begins to look unsightly.

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      • MJGMJG says: 2636 comments
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        CT

        It does appear it is a shadow of its former self. Sad. But a true fact for these old homes. Unusual old photo. What is that odd building right behind it. Or is it attached. I can’t tell.

        +1
    • PaulPaul says: 115 comments
      Arlington, VA

      Fred Aukes (1877-1944) was listed as Postmaster in 1903 and in the 1910 Census, married Edna Beyer and had 1 daughter, Winifred. Could not find an address yet.

      +8
    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      That bike looks pretty neat. But to put things in perspective, I wonder what its max speed is? What a neat photo

      +2
      • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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        folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

        Well, there were race bikes in the 1900 to 1910 era that went over 100mph, i think 132mph was a record. Bikes like this probably didn’t go over 40mph, but even 20 mph would be plenty in that time and on the dirt roads. Sort of puts the “dashing” in “dashing young man.”

        +2
  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 143 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This property has been for sale since August, but I do not remember seeing it here: a 1965 elementary school in Mount Morris, PA reimagined as a private residence and complete with indoor basketball court, kids’ urinals in the bathroom, a nurse’s office, and plenty of indoor parking/storage space for cars, motorcycles, ATVs and bicycles. Asking price: $2.375 million, with 2020 property taxes at… $6.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/145-School-Rd-Mount-Morris-PA-15349/307852050_zpid/

    And here’s a NY Post article about reactions to the listing:

    https://nypost.com/2021/03/18/couple-converts-abandoned-school-into-2-4m-mansion/

    +3
  3. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 588 comments
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    Speaking of life happening…that’s exactly why this house is for sale in Buffalo, WY. From the listing:
    “More than 100 years of history created this classic beauty. Owner started a remodel and then life happened. Home has original wood, lovely staircase, hand carved lions heads in the fire place. This home is looking for the next great family to love it.”
    $250K, build date listed as 1910
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/508-N-Main-St_Buffalo_WY_82834_M79348-28125

    +8
  4. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here is a 1903 brick Jacobean (?) mansion on 17 acres bordering the Hudson River in Catskill, NY, for $8.5 million. It is a mix of original and updated – the “updated” becoming increasingly typical for properties in this price range, sadly, as most of them would have had the best of everything in their day:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26-Hamburg-Rd-Catskill-NY-12414/215832424_zpid/

    And a previous listing with additional photos:
    https://www.nystatemls.com/property/26_Hamburg_Rd-Catskill-NY-12414/10593662/

    +3
  5. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    1911 Victorian farmhouse on 38 acres in Tivoli, NY, with barns and carriage house for $1.195 million:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/301-Nevis-Rd-Tivoli-NY-12583/30004860_zpid/

    +2
  6. I think the pictured house is at 4 College St, German Valley, IL. The build date is listed as 1920 on several sites, but the 1909 postmark on the postcard indicates it would have been built earlier.

    +3
  7. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    And a more affordable 1890 Victorian farmhouse on 3 acres in the Catskill Mountains, whose updates include a fairly sympathetic kitchen. With seemingly original windows and a creek side setting for $449,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/374-Colgate-Rd-East-Jewett-NY-12424/30505189_zpid/

    +6
  8. Belladog1Belladog1 says: 174 comments
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    Barbara V That Catskill home is over the top lovely! My kind of house great find!

    +1
  9. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Today’s Friday Fixer: 1924 cottage in Wallingford, CT, for $99,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/167-S-Cherry-St-Wallingford-CT-06492/58002003_zpid/

    +3
    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Wish there were some interior photos no matter how shabby they may look. The neighborhood looks fairly stable in streetview and nearly all of the adjacent homes are in better condition. If the house has a decent interior it might be a worthwhile investment depending on the local market. Thanks for sharing.

      +2
  10. Hey y’all! You don’t know me as I just registered last night but I’ve been coming to this site every morning now since December began to see what houses are added each day.

    I’m actually looking for a home and it doesn’t matter which state! I love old houses, I’m from the South and have a great appreciation for history, design. We’ve lived away from the South since 2006 and my husband’s job is in California now. Due to coronavirus he’s been able to work from home since last year March and has been told he can work from home indefinitely so we are looking everywhere. We gave up our lease in California at the beginning of December and have been living in AirBnBs (a different city and state every month) since. Right now in TN and leaving for Alabama Tuesday.

    Our daughter is a competitive figure skater so I would want a home about 20 minutes from a year round rink…this is something impossible to put in to a home search bar! I also know in the past months I’ve seen a house or two that had a greenhouse on the property and I have lovely daydreamy ideas about that. Does anyone know any of the properties that had one? My daughter would like enough land for a horse-and sadly you see so many grand old homes with under half an acre.

    +2
    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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      You might try searching for the desired amenity first, by state. I typed “year round ice skating rinks in Ala.” and got a page full of results,inc this:

      Huntsville Ice Sports Center – Huntsville.orgwww.huntsville.org › listing › huntsville-ice-sports-center
      This year-round, dual rink offers daily public sessions, birthday parties, and block ice rentals. Figure skating and hockey classes are available through the Huntsville Skating … 3185 Leeman Ferry Road; Huntsville, AL 35801; (256) 883-3774.

      A local realtor can then help you with the rest.

      +6
      • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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        folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

        That’s what i was thinking, too. Identify possible rinks in areas that appeal to you, then set up a saved search for, say, houses built before 1940 with at least 3 acres, within however many miles from the rink.

        +4
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Welcome, Caewen! Glad you registered. I’m envious that you can look in any part of the country. There are some great old homes out there. I hope you find your dream and please don’t hesitate to share your find with us when you do. Good luck!

      +4
  11. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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    I’ve always thought that if I ever moved to Southern California, Pasadena would be high on my list. Two opportunities present themselves:

    1. 1911 Colonial Revival $2,050,000Est. Payment $7,119/mo
    4bed4.5bath 4,316sqft 0.38acre lot
    972 N Los Robles Ave,
    Pasadena, CA, 91104

    Beautiful woodwork, cabinetry and lighting. Many artful details, inc. enclosing the refrigerator. (Stainless steel hiding its head in shame?) Would have liked to see even more of the stairs. I call Dibs on the bedroom with all those windows. And I plan to make extensive use of that pool.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/972-N-Los-Robles-Ave_Pasadena_CA_91104_M19447-96568

    2. 1897 Craftsman, english $3,500,000 Est. Payment $12,154/mo
    4bed5bath 4,675sqft 0.63acre lot
    511 W California Blvd,
    Pasadena, CA, 91105

    I am beyond smitten.

    From the agent’s description:
    One owner for 63 years near ”Millionaire’s Row”, this 1897 Craftsman style home was designed by Frederick Roehrig, a Pasadena’s pioneer architect….
    The property includes a play house and historic barn with upstairs quarters and antique water closet. Victorian doorways, rounded ceilings, period details, dentil crown molding, hardwood floors and much more are offered. Stop by for a flashback in time; a dream for the future.

    To which I would add: OH THAT STAIRCASE!!! And kudos to the photographer. So much of the lighting seemed to be saying “I’ve lived a long time but I’m ready to be loved by YOU. Let’s do wonderful things together.”

    There is no point in my looking any further. I have found perfection.

    +3
  12. p9ngp9ng says: 3 comments

    Belmont, Ma – 1931 GRAND COLONIAL, was designed and built by architect, William Bunker Tubby known for many estates in NYC and the Northeast
    https://www.bhhs.com/commonwealth-real-estate-ma312/ma/39-clover-street-belmont-02478/pid-2226567539?lead=MemberKey%3D1121748%26LeadBrand%3D11413103061002510009

    +4
    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      I love the interior, but there is something about a garage at under the house that bothers me. That being said, well done! on the interior-very lovely. thank you

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  13. MattDMattD says: 136 comments
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    1870 Classical Revival
    New Orleans, LA

    Classic 1886 Second Empire home on St Charles Ave in New Orleans. $2.45 million. Being sold as is. The current owner started an extensive restoration. Not sure if lack of funds as to why it is listed again. I hate seeing the plaster has been removed. But may have had major termite damage as the house sat for years empty. I certainly hope whoever buys this home, ignores the renderings. The staircase is magnificent! It could be a beauty once again restored correctly. One of my favorites in the city.

    https://www.redfin.com/LA/New-Orleans/4801-St-Charles-Ave-70115/home/85487074

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    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 588 comments
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      The renderings had me confused at first, until I realized what was happening 😉 I too hope whoever buys this treasure will ignore them and restore the former grandeur.

      +7
      • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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        folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

        I found it confusing too, and found myself wishing I could just see the “as is’ pictures and not the “renderings” which I did not like at all. This house could be lovely and warm if done with respect.

        +2
    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      St. Charles Avenue is surely a highly desired destination. I could see someone acquiring this property, finishing the house out, and putting it back on the market for a profit. Of course, it also makes me wonder how large the market is in NOLA for $2.5 million dollar properties? Seems like housing market changes since Katrina have in most cases increased property values. Shotguns are now selling in the high six figures in some locales. This house is one to keep an eye on and I can only hope it does not get HGTV’d because it still has some period architectural integrity.

      +5
    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      I like this house and yes the drawings are…not enjoyable to me. I think the original house has so much going for it. Thank you for posting.

      +3
      • MattDMattD says: 136 comments
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        1870 Classical Revival
        New Orleans, LA

        What is so sad about the “renderings” is they show what looks like engineered floors. That house has heart pine. If they are like ours, 1.5″ thick (no subfloor). The fluted columns were removed from the porch, I hoped to be restored/rebuilt. I think that is what is in the dining room. I only hope this home finds the right owner to bring it back to original. Unfortunately, the renderings are the style that is happening in New Orleans. HGTV curse.

        +4
    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 226 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      Lovely home. Wish we could have seen what was removed.

      The renderings are both confusing and laughable. There is no physical way to plant that row of trees to shield the pool–the aerial shot shows there is only about 2′ of apron & then the wall!

      I realize a gutted home can be hard to understand, but “before” photos would have been better than renderings. People with vision don’t need renderings; people who need renderings won’t “get” the soul of the house anyway and are only being sold the realtor’s personal fantasy. But that’s sadly what HGTV has trained buyers to expect!

      +5
    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 153 comments
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      I know this house! I drool over her every time I travel down St. Charles on the streetcar. I really hope the new owner throws those renderings out one of those windows in the tower, and returns her to her previous glory.

      +2
  14. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    This 1875 Italianate In Saugerties, NY, has been on the market for a while. It has recently had a $50,000 price reduction to $599,000:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-Partition-St-Saugerties-NY-12477/54151801_zpid/

    +6
  15. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 588 comments
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    Built in 1942, listed for $179K
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/821-Capitol-Landing-Rd_Williamsburg_VA_23185_M53508-80650
    This HAS to win the prize for vaguest description EVER…would YOU buy it to find out what’s inside?

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    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      GretaLyn, too much money to buy it to find out what is inside. smile

      +5
    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 226 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      That, as they say, is a “pig in a poke”! But in this market, someone with rose-colored glasses and dollar signs in their eyes will buy it, poor soul. Keep an eye on it & see how long it takes to bait a flipper.

      +2
    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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      “We know most home buyers like to imagine what they’re getting into when they purchase a home, but you’ll have to buy this one first before you can find out what’s in it… or what it is in the first place! Living and get paid!”

      Uhh..no I don’t HAVE to buy it at all. And whenever possible, I prefer not to try to do business with the clinically deranged. (No offense.)

      SURPRISE!!!

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      • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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        I decided to explore further. The property info says there are no bedrooms and no bathrooms. Maybe it’s the local Opium Den? Maybe all the secrecy is to keep town officials from knowing what’s going on in there? This whatever-it-is has been on the market since 05/24/2018 Listed $205,000.
        I feel safe in saying that, with regard to efforts to sell this rare treasure…success has proved elusive.

        I wonder why.

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        • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 588 comments
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          I looked around the area…it is right next to several hotels that serve visitors to Colonial Williamsburg…a real mystery. I’m sure there is a novel to be written about the possibilities 😉

          +2
          • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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            The agent and the owner are cousins. Blood relatives but cannot say what degree of cousin due to multiple generations of varying degrees of questionable intermarriages…not all of which were sanctified by law. With each successive generation, thought processes have become increasing addled.
            Former classmates are only able to shake their heads sadly when asked about high school recollections of the two “cousins.”
            When contacted by phone, their former principal could only laugh uncontrollably and hang up as soon as she heard their names.

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            • JulieJulie says: 403 comments
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              1997 1 storey contemporary

              I would steer well clear of the place particularly after reading about the client/realtor relationship.However, depending upon zoning and/or other laws it might be worth the price for someone looking to raze it and build something commercial.

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              • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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                folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

                I took Keylime’s tale as creative fiction. At least I hope it’s fiction. But I could see not reading the fine print and being left holding the bag on a toxic waste dump clean up, bodies possibly included.

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                • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 909 comments
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                  Yes, it was purely fiction. (Probably.) I hadn’t yet gotten to the dead body part..I think there was only one. It’s likely that this incest-laden clan murdered the only sane one in their entire assemblage…who made the mistake of trying to write an accurate description of the property and was seen sneaking pics of the interior. Obviously, SOMETHING had to be done.

                  +2
    • jillieDjillieD says: 123 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      You’re right about the mystery posting. Crazy.

      +2
    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 153 comments
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      What???

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  16. JulieJulie says: 403 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora from New Zealand,

    From Herne Bay, Auckland:

    “Oh heady days in the Hollywood Hills! This gorgeous 1932 Spanish Mission Style home is an elegant masterpiece set for 2021 refinement.

    Designed with influences drawn from Gummer & Ford, best known for some of Auckland’s most recognisable 20th Century urban architecture, this is a lifestyle for the discerning, the quirky, the eclectic, the designer, the art lover.
    Original in almost every way with every inch of every detail bursting with personality.

    Exquisite stained glass, bespoke mosaic tile work, round windows, arch-windows, huge bifold picture windows – each connecting every room to the gorgeous tiered garden or spectacular Pohutakawa.

    Set over two levels; three bedrooms, a study and a bathroom so gorgeous it should be revered not replaced, occupy the top level. The lower level boasts three designated living spaces all connected to the green canopy through stunning arch windows, individual works of art in themselves.”

    For Auction. Valuation is USD$1,863.830-2,007,202.00

    https://rwmteden.co.nz/properties/residential-for-sale/auckland-city/herne-bay-1011/house/2474063

    Mellons Bay, Auckland:

    “Originally built in the mid to late 1870’s and distinguished by the classic design aesthetic of a fine brick verandahed villa, this Victorian styled home is full of early New Zealand architectural character. Located above the brow of the hill on Bleakhouse Road with lovely views to Rangitoto and the islands of the gulf, needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated. ”

    For Auction. Valuation is USD$1,720,423.00-1,863,742.00

    https://www.bayleys.co.nz/1851746

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  17. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Happy Friday All: here in the northeast we have lots of sun and the promise of milder weather starting tomorrow. As we head into mud season, at least the ice will go away and I will be hanging laundry on the line again.

    1910, Sacramento, CA, 1,975,000

    From the listing: “The Cranston-Geary house, built in 1909, in the historic neighborhood of Boulevard Park”
    Attractive arts and crafts with polished interior, but lots of details, such as long arched doorways and windows-lots of windows-the dining room paneling-whether original or a later addition are beautiful. Again, a nice kitchen stove, old ice box and a few other neat old details. Love the sleeping porch.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2101-G-St-Sacramento-CA-95816/25778623_zpid/

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  18. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1920, Berlin, NH, 535,900
    Big old house, I love the cabinetry in the kitchen. Old straight stalls in the barn. And then slide 28 of 29 and to see the No. 27 Meroer Boiler from the HS Smith Company Westfied, MA, (such a solid piece of work).

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2021-Riverside-Dr-Berlin-NH-03570/2072483570_zpid/

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  19. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1961, Palm Springs, CA, 1,000,000, Auction

    From the listing: “1961 Alexander Construction, the iconic Trini Lopez Estate features a seldom-seen and preserved Palmer and Krisel-designed barrel-vaulted courtyard. This well-known celebrity home retains many original features including a stamped-brick facade, exposed beams, built-in buffet, and 1961 pool and spa.”
    I do love the triple barrel vaulted entryway and then the flat exterior walls on either side. This creates such a private home from the street and all seen against a backdrop of tall palms and the barest mountains beyond. The gated entry to the interior courtyard under the triple vault is a lovely modern mod design. Interior is bright white and rather steril. Out back there is a pool and all of those palms. like the photos of the decorative walls.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1139-Abrigo-Rd-Palm-Springs-CA-92262/38433787_zpid/

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  20. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1961, Riverside, CA, 1,295,000

    From the listing: “designed by Architect Clinton Mar,is artfully designed for indoor/outdoor living.Located in Hawarden Hills,on a private road and alongside historic Victoria Ave.The home is surrounded by nearly 5 acres of producing citrus trees”
    I love how this house is out in the farmland (what is left) in what I think is the lower valley. It reminds me of one of the professors at my school in Chico. There was an art department party at his house, another older modern home with lots of elegance, artwork/creativity and connection the outdoors-of which there was an orchard. A nice memory.
    I love what look like fairly mature sycamores with their splotchy colored wood. Lots of indoor rooms with tons of outdoor space. I love slide 12 with the great furniture, room and the lacquered cabinetry.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2635-Anna-St-Riverside-CA-92506/17858194_zpid/

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  21. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1924, Bronxville, NY, 2,895,000

    Built by architect Lewis Bowman as his studio and office, lots of dark woody interior-love the piano room- and leaded glass. I am intrigued by the bar/pantry that has the painted with a dancing sillouette scene from the twenties-delightful. Primary interest is in the public rooms and wish they had some views of the walled courtyard garden.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/330-Pondfield-Rd-Bronxville-NY-10708/69553053_zpid/

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  22. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1920, Millbrook, NY, 990,000

    From the listing: “once was part of Flagler estate, then became the barn for the highly regarded Bennett College. Owner changed it to an artist colony location providing space, lighting and sustenance for some very impressive artists during hard times”
    Hard to hear subdividable…on less land than my house sits on by a half acre. Honestly, I was first attracted by large rooms I could roam and look at antique furniture, and intrigued by all of the collections. I love roaming through places like this. Then, to what looks like the home itself and all those bongos, continuing on with multiple rooms with books. Hard for me to grasp in the pictures and wish I could wander the property and take it all in. And….these are summer pictures with warmth, sun and greenery.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-County-House-Rd-Millbrook-NY-12545/2078444369_zpid/

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  23. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2386 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1940 Williamsville, VT, 49,500

    Simple cabin, look at the long roof to shelter firewood outside of the front door, so practical. Lovely strap hinges and simple door latches. Outdoor shower, which my cabin has had since I was a child.
    Look at the snaffle bit uses as a handle for a drawer. There is an active winter brook down the hill from the cabin. I would love to spend a weekend or week here.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/346-Depot-Rd-Williamsville-VT-05362/2072445180_zpid/

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    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 588 comments
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      This one would be a fabulous writer’s retreat….thank you so much for sharing this!

      +4
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      I love this tiny Valhalla. It brings back good memories of the tiny cabin I inhabited when I was a starving student: a similar rustic cabin on National Forest Land. You had to hike down to it, the rushing stream offered constant comfort, the outdoor shower was exhilarating, and that outhouse never needed to be cleaned (and the view from the thrown offered endless inspiration). Civilization was just a twenty-minute drive down the mountain, past the ski village. It’s like living in a Mary Oliver poem; we don’t need much.

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  24. briteyesbriteyes says: 87 comments
    Cottonwood / Millcreek, UT

    If the starting bid is $1 mill, that is cheap! I’m in.

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  25. JkleebJkleeb says: 353 comments
    Seattle, WA

    Albany NY 1895 Colonial Revival/Richardson Romanesque townhouse, $479,000
    I have been watching this house for so long I’ve come to feel like it is mine and I really hope someone buys it soon AND respects the historical detail. Someone else shared this here once a long time ago and I thought it was worth another look. I like this neighborhood but many of the townhouses have been converted into condos and this survivor is still single family. Unfortunately what is now the kitchen I believe used to be the dining room but the cabinets here and in the pantry are done well. I would return the kitchen to the basement and keep the pantry and install a dumbwaiter if it were mine. I wish there were photos of the carriage house (that and the yard are real pluses in this kind of crowded urban neighborhood). I like the massive radiator assemblage by the staircase.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/343-State-St-Albany-NY-12210/145665376_zpid/

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  26. lilithlilith says: 24 comments

    I currently live in Seattle in a 1909 house we’ve been remodeling for years, but my spouse is from Wisconsin so I’m always looking for a nice farm there. If any of you are horse people, this may be your place in Trevor, Wi. 100+ acres with a 1920 house that is in beautiful shape. A steal at 3.4 million: https://www.redfin.com/WI/Trevor/28426-98th-St-53179/home/169068433

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  27. lilithlilith says: 24 comments

    This 10 acre hobby farm in Monroe, WI is probably more my size (and budget) at $380,000. The wood hasn’t been ruined, and the house appears to be in good shape which is rare for these old houses in Wisconsin. https://www.redfin.com/WI/Monroe/N1905-WI-69-53566/home/90485840

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  28. shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 153 comments
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    I haven’t been able to post houses for a while, but I have certainly enjoyed yours. But now I’m back, and with a fairly varied selection!

    1. 1910. $1,650,000. Studio | 2 ba | 8,000 sqft
    The Five Double Five is a historically significant and iconic building in Hudson NY. It was once a department store and boasts a striking 12′ x 12′ atrium. Perfect for office space, galleries, apartments and so much more.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/555-Warren-St-Hudson,-NY,-12534_rb/215387123_zpid/

    2. 1941. $749,000. 1 bd | 1 ba | 973 sqft
    This charmer in the woods may be cozy, but it packs a punch. Plus, there is more living space in the cool garage.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/3161-Guido-St-Oakland,-CA,-94602_rb/24771931_zpid/

    3. 1924. $3,500,000. 5 bds | 5 ba | 4,300 sqft
    This massive craftsman has beautiful woodwork, many built-ins and a killer tiled bathroom. Also some amazing artwork.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/402-Lynn-Dr-Ventura,-CA,-93003_rb/16329301_zpid/

    4. 1836. $299,000. 4 bds | 2 ba | 2,736 sqft
    Something very affordable in a sweet little town in Ohio. On the National Register, and in the Old Town Historic District of Coshocton. It’s been used as a fine arts center, gallery, and venue since 1984. Lots of beautiful original woodwork and and a lovely treed lot. This could be a wonderful home again.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/317-Mulberry-St-Coshocton,-OH,-43812_rb/2074440644_zpid/

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    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      Thank you for sharing this array of delights shellyhorvath. I don’t know which one I’d prefer most! The Oakland cabin is the epitome of “hygge”, and the Hudson, NY offers endless possibilities for artisan spaces. The building would have been ultra-cutting edge technology when it was built. It still is, in a sense.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
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      Nice group SH – thanks!

      The Gould House in Ventura was designed by Henry M. Greene after the closing of the Greene & Greene firm. Still owned by the family, the house was surrounded by their citrus grove until the 1960’s. Imagine restoring the 1920’s kitchen and baths from the extant original plans!

      https://gamblehouse.org/the-gould-house-a-henry-greene-design/

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  29. Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    1836 Greek Revival, Coshocton, OH, $299,000. Lovely house form on 1 acre of very nice landscape. I like the early kitchen and the pink and green bath, but the track lighting will have to go. It’s obviously for highlighting artwork as the garage has been made into a very interesting art gallery. Low price and low taxes make this a winner.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/317-Mulberry-St-Coshocton-OH-43812/2074440644_zpid/

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  30. LindaKLindaK says: 123 comments
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    $749,5004 bd1 ba1,173 sqft
    26 Attawan Ave, Niantic, CT 06357
    Victorian

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26-Attawan-Ave-Niantic-CT-06357/58045499_zpid/

    +4
  31. CoraCora says: 2087 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    1920 Craftsman in Fresno. Very nice built-ins in the dining and living rooms. Seems reasonably priced @ $265K.

    Fresno, CA:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1271-N-College-Ave-Fresno-CA-93728/18748485_zpid/

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    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 153 comments
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      The built-ins in this house are gorgeous. The blue cabinetry in the kitchen made me blink, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. I especially like the way they kept the sink cabinetry white. Nice break in the blue.

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    • kstoutkstout says: 73 comments

      Lovely house. Sold in January for $170k. Seems the flipper simply added new titles around the fireplace and painted the original kitchen cabinets blue. For $100k price increase?? Still as far as flipping goes the damage could have been worse.

      +2
  32. AlanAlan says: 64 comments
    1948 Cape Cod/Bungalow?
    Davisville, WV

    Don’t know if this has been listed. 1888 Saint Augustine, FL 2-story, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, mostly unpainted woodwork, wallpaper, 1st story and 2nd story front porches, rear porch and two balconies. Lots of gorgeous antiques. Currently Orange Street B&B.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/63-Orange-St-Saint-Augustine-FL-32084/251532540_zpid/

    +6
    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Oh, gosh – what a beauty! I’ve never been a fan of Florida, but this would go far to change my mind – Great find, Alan!

      +1
    • Thanks for pointing this one out. I am painting my trim a similar color, with black window sashes. I was leaning towards a cream or yellow for the body (after I remove the aluminum siding), so having an example is a huge help. We live about 30 miles from Saint Augustine, so I can go see it in person.

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  33. Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Incredible construction..Moose Lodge, 1898 on 50 acres in Shandaken, NY for $540,000. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this before. It reminds me of a full-blown version of the kind of furniture itinerant furniture makers would build (the style has a name which escapes me…help, someone..!!). To me it’s a great illustration also that it is the engineering, not simply the size of members that provide for snow loads, sheer strength, etc., but mostly in the way they are put together. This house is amazing.

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/543-Oliverea-Rd-Shandaken,-NY,-12410_rb/32871841_zpid/?

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  34. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    The local style did have a name: Adirondack. Willow, stick, twig furniture and interior decor were an integral part of the style. The use of natural river rocks and other materials that lent a rustic feel of nature were all part of scenery. Some folks call it “Lodge Style” because it was so popular in Lodges and Clubs. As you mention, the primitive construction look is an illusion-some talented architects and engineers played a role in the designs. One could make a pretty good argument that some Adirondack elements contributed to the Arts & Crafts movement after 1900 with its emphasis on natural woods, the use of unfinished “rustic” stones and the earth tone colors that were so popular in the A & C Movement. Ceramics with interesting glazes were also an important segment. In Lodges, twig and Pine needle basket weaving (borrowed from Native Americans) was a sought after art-form. So popular were Adirondack chairs made from willows or twigs that they continue to be made today. Thanks for sharing.

    +4
    • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      John, I’m familiar with all the terms you mentioned, and I have had a willow rocker for years, but was thinking more about the clever furniture and accessories, boxes, etc. that itinerant craftsmen would make from found materials… birch bark, twigs, etc. to sell. This poetic house with its elaborate well organized, but rustic framing and obvious local materials reminded me of it. It’s going to drive me crazy trying to piece it together, but I’m sure my little brain hard drive will come up with it sometime….!

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  35. natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    For those of you curious about my gas stove repairs: You’ll be happy to know the burners are restored! And Man! What a difference! We’ll use a lot less gas without all the leaks. The burners adjust better, and burn more evenly too. Very nice.

    I also posted a few stove pictures of a stove I stupidly didn’t buy, and have been kicking myself over ever since. I couldn’t find out anything about it, at all, which I found unusual. Maybe Jay or someone else will have better luck.

    And if that stove EVER comes up on crigslist again, I’m gonna buy it! I swear!

    +8
    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 588 comments
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      Congratulations natira121! So happy to hear it all worked out for the best…

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    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Glad to hear your stove is functioning properly again, Julie. Did you repair it yourself?

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      • natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        It was a joint effort with my VERY handy husband. I took everything apart, made the new gaskets, and cleaned everything. He drilled out the rotten, rusty screws and replaced them with nuts/bolts, and drilled and tapped the big burner, as it could not be drilled through like the other three.

        In the meantime, I cooked on a propane camp stove in my pantry, with the window open. All told, it took about 6 hours, and cost about $35.

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          >took about 6 hours, and cost about $35.
          Huzzah! Never let the “experts” tell you something is too arcane or too expensive to fix. Figure it out on your own, and just do it. I find YouTube to be an invaluable resource of information and tutorials for just about anything. There are other DIY and fix-it websites as well as chat forums for specific jobs to be found out there with a quick internet search. Best to find as much info as possible before you start. Don’t rely on just one source. Taking the advice you find in aggregate and then proceeding using your best judgement will allow you to accomplish just about anything; and is likely to save you a fortune in repair costs. I jacked up an entire house, (admittedly single story), and did my own foundation repairs with a few jacks, (bought for a song at Harbor Freight), and some basic materials. I never bothered to get an “estimate”, but have heard others complain about the gobs and gobs of money they spent having contracted done less complicated work than I did. Once you demystify accomplishing one job, you’re sure to be hooked.

          I’M KICKING YOU TOO!!!!
          https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Eagle1.jpg
          If only as an investment! $100!!!!! That thing looks nearly pristine! Probably came from England by way of Canada. OMG. You just do not see open hearth range cookers in the US; at least I don’t. The scale of the thing too! JULIE!!!! 😉

          PLEASE keep posting your finds! I never see great stuff like that, or the camp stove, around here. Sheesh..

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          • natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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            1877 Vernacular
            Columbia River Gorge, WA

            Jay, you have no idea (Well, YOU probably do!) how much I regret not buying that absolutely glorious stove. I debated and debated…. my biggest problem was where in hell to put it until I figured out exactly what to do with it. *sigh*

            We are FINALLY building a barn this year, so I will have a bit of extra space for things like this that come up. Additionally, I’ll have a place to work on my poor truck!

            As for doing things ourselves, most of the time it doesn’t occur to us to pay someone to do something… If it’s not actual brain surgery, we can probably do it, so why not? *grin*

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          • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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            1800 cottage
            Upstate, NY

            Great advice, Jay, and you are absolutely right: “Once you demystify accomplishing one job, you’re sure to be hooked.”

            And, Julie, I am so impressed with your accomplishment!

            (As far as that missed opportunity, the less said, the better. But consider this: maybe you were saved from a car crash – or something equally disastrous – on the way to pick it up. That’s what I tell myself, anyway, when dealing with similar regrets…)

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Basics of “the Yorkshire range”:

          https://youtu.be/e2rbyHqxIes

          https://youtu.be/o26wsMACJM0

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          • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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            2001 craftsman farmhouse
            Bainbridge Island, WA

            Enjoyed these so very much….thanks Jay. I still miss my Quick Meal and early open hearth models must have been the cats meow back then….would for me now..!! And as I’ve come to know you Julie, had you been driving a truck that day, I’m convinced YOU would have found a place and first class use for it. Next time…..

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Also: looks like you’ve come up 7’s. Please buy a lottery ticket and remember me when you win. 🙂

          +2
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      That’s good news, Julie. Good for you!

      +1
  36. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 185 comments
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    TX

    Hi Old House Dreamers, I have one that has some rooms that are time capsules from the 1960’s. It was built in 1946 in Port Angeles, WA. 7 Beds, 3 Baths in 5,947sq. ft. for $575,000.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1327-E-2nd-St-Port-Angeles-WA-98362/114637625_zpid/?

    It is a rather interesting house that left my daughter and me with more questions after we saw the pics than we had before.
    Most specifically, something seems to be missing in picture #29/40. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1327-E-2nd-St-Port-Angeles-WA-98362/114637625_zpid/?mmlb=g,28.

    Just for fun, we ran it through a program to look for picture editing and came up with nothing. The pic looks pristine- no photoshopping or other editing at work. Can you guess what we think is missing or help us understand how this picture could have been shot?

    We have a theory or two, but nothing that really makes sense, especially in light of the number of reflective surfaces in the pic. Thanks in advance for your sleuthing skills. 🙂

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  37. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1025 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Got caught up in spring cleaning and forgot to post. So glad this urge only hits me once a year:-)
    1761 Federal in Damarsicotta, ME $998,000 with 32 acres, lovely!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/671-Main-St-Damariscotta-ME-04543/304939554_zpid/
    1732 Colonial + garrison in Eliot, ME house is being auctioned, the “placeholder” price is $375,000, this is very cool, especially the garrison!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23-Garrison-Dr-Eliot-ME-03903/91907486_zpid/
    1796 farmhouse with attached barn in Belgrade, ME $269,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7-West-Rd-Belgrade-ME-04917/304944736_zpid/

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  38. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1025 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1956 MCM in Manchester, NH $425,000 fun!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/121-Crestview-Rd-Manchester-NH-03104/74310927_zpid/
    1783 Georgian in Durham, CT $325,000 floors+ fireplaces!
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/244-Maple-Ave-Durham-CT-06422/57851352_zpid/
    This 1780 in New Braintree, MA is under contract but it is so quintessential New England I wanted to share:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/138-Hardwick-Rd-New-Braintree-MA-01531/62555721_zpid/

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  39. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1025 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1922 Bungalow in Northampton, MA $269,000 lots of unpainted wood & a screened porch
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/221-N-Main-St-Northampton-MA-01062/57019760_zpid/
    1884 in New Bedford, MA $614,000
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/127-Hawthorn-St_New-Bedford_MA_02740_M34234-24479
    1919 Colonial in West Springfield, MA $389,900 with 1 acre+, pretty neighborhood
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/162-Ohio-Ave_West-Springfield_MA_01089_M49399-87200

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  40. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1025 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    This one deserves a post of its’ own, it may have been shared before but I couldn’t find it when I searched.
    1874 Gothic Revival in Uxbridge, MA $650,000 + carriage house & attic apartment
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Capron-St-Uxbridge-MA-01569/57663072_zpid/

    +5
  41. Would like to share this amazing home for sale in Bartlett, Tx, centrally located between Austin and Temple, built in 1910 with over 3500 sq/ft on approx. 1/2 acre corner lot. Lovingly maintained and updated by the same owner for over 20 years, and offered at $448,000.00.
    https://matrix.abor.com/DE.asp?k=688970XXJ13&p=DE-163433532-34
    Please feel free to contact me for any additional information.

    +3
  42. CindyCindy says: 283 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    Here is an update on the 1883 Queen Ann in Brodhead, Wi for $145,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/902-1st-Center-Ave-Brodhead-WI-53520/119194986_zpid/

    I contacted the realtor and she told me the exterior needed to be scraped, primed and painted. Windows needed work including sill replacement. The sellers were getting ready to remodel the kitchen. Buyer would definitely need to do kitchen and some bath work. The price was set knowing the buyer would be spending more to restore. She said there was a lot of interest and a few offers already. SO disappointed, I knew it would go fast, but not this fast. Gorgeous house.

    +4
    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Yes, that is gorgeous, Cindy. Personally, I like the opportunity of paying less to get a house without a kitchen – better to be able to put in something period-appropriate rather than being stuck with an unappealing big box/McMansionized kitchen – AND having to pay for it in the purchase price…

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  43. JulieJulie says: 403 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Kia Ora again,

    I just found out this 1900 villa located in my town-Warkworth- is for sale.

    It has an interesting history. It was built by Sir Edmund Hilary’s grandmother, Harriet Clark, and he spent a great deal of time there growing up and I believe she lived in it for many decades. It was named Whakahara, after Clark’s original homestead near Dargaville up North. In 2014 it was relocated from Mt Eden in Auckland to this site in Warkworth.

    It is right on the outskirts of town on just under an acre. It is for Auction and has a valuation of between USD 931,294.00-1,002,932.00 (great news for me because my house is on 10 acres). Seriously, housing prices are out of control, especially in my neck of the woods/Auckland region. There are places you can move to and score a house for around USD175,000 but you might be in a kind of remote area with not much in the way of job prospects.

    Warkworth is a really nice town which is within commuting distance of Auckland but the town has grown a lot and is very popular with holiday home owners (out at the beaches) and day trippers on Saturday and Sundays. It is also very expensive. We will be moving to the South Island in 4 years time after living here for 25 years where houses are much cheaper and you aren’t inundated with holidaymakers, second home owners and increasing growth.

    https://www.remax.co.nz/property-details/21A-Wilson-Road-Warkworth-AUCKLAND-0981-20622800 931,294 1,002,932.00

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  44. RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    That old pic of the dude on the motorcycle is pretty cool.

    My grandma Stella’s sister, my “aunt” Fanny, as legend has it, was the first female in the state of Indiana to purchase and ride her own motorcycle. I found this original 1937 clipping from the Evansville Courier about her among some things my aunt had in a box marked “see if Jeffrey wants or pitch”. I am literally the only one I know of in my family with an ounce of sentimentality or care about family history. Aneehoo; it’s a pretty cool article with a great pic as well.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/fanny.jpg

    The bike is a 1934 Indian Sport Scout. She bought it a few years old; as you do. Fellow Hoosier Steve Mcqueen had one too.

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/07/f6/64/07f664d4740faf4e575d8f71d90d5f06.jpg

    Fanny was a ball of energy and tons of fun; just like her sister Stella. 🙂

    +11
    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 226 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      Love the photo & article!

      I too am the sole keeper of family heirlooms. It’s a tragedy when families stop thinking of their predecessors.

      +5
      • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 185 comments
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        TX

        Sole keeper of family heirlooms here too! ::Waves hi!::

        Jay, thank you for sharing the story of your Aunt Fanny! Miss Frances sounds like she would have been a real treat to know and she sounds like the kind of person my great Aunt Pearl would have been friends with. Auntie Pae was the first woman to own her own car in Utah and was rumored to have driven the streets there, paved and unpaved, like a bat out of hell!

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        • RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          >Miss Frances sounds like she would have been a real treat to know
          Oh she was that, Camile; and MANY people did know her. She and her husband Lawrence Ritter bought an old country store at a crossroads out in the country and turned it into “The Hornet’s Nest” roadhouse not too terribly long after that article was published. It was a hugely popular spot back then, and remains very much so to this day (under new ownership). My grandma Stella had an interest in it and was a waitress there for years. 🙂

          https://live.staticflickr.com/591/23807278595_05897a52c3_b.jpg

          https://www.facebook.com/HornetsNestRestaurant/

          As an interesting aside: one of my grandma’s other sisters, Elsie Wargle, married Lawrence Ritter’s brother Oscar Ritter; and for years the lot of them, Including my grandma, lived within a block of each other on Bell Ave. in evansville! Heheheh.

          https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/dadjaniejerry.png
          That’s my dad, (now 80 y/o), at the reigns, with Jerry and Janie Ritter. They had a farm out there too where much of the produce came from.

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          • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
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            folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

            I, too, wish i could have known your Aunt Fanny.

            One of the delights of having a motorcycle for my main transportation for over a decade was being regularly approached by elderly women who would tell me the stories of their motorcycling days in the 1930s and 1940s. I remember one woman who lived in NJ and rode her Harley to her War Work factory job year round with her sister as passenger. Hearing their stories was such an honor.

            +2
      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Cheers Sally! 🙂

        +1
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Don’t you wish you had that motorcycle, Jay?
      https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/14037/lot/176/
      You have to admire a woman like her, especially in that day!

      +1
    • JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
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      Very cool!

      My Dad bought an Indian like that wrecked when he was 12 in 1936, rebuilt it and rode it to school – no cops around then. Then he got an old Harley, and after getting T-boned on it and walking away unhurt, he was done with bikes.

      +4
  45. CoraCora says: 2087 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1896. Again, this Queen Anne mansion is a bit too fussy for my taste, but the original details that have been well-preserved are lovely and deserve a look.

    Why, oh why, is property so expensive in Montana??? $2.6 million

    Bozeman, MT:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/719-N-Wallace-Ave-Bozeman-MT-59715/74929315_zpid/

    +4
    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1287 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Well, that is a beauty – and surprisingly restrained in decor given the typical B&B. Even the kitchen has been nicely done, imo. Great find, Cora!

      +2
  46. CoraCora says: 2087 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    1929. I *think* this is a Dutch Colonial – correct me if I’m wrong. The tile in the kitchen and bathrooms is fabulous! Such a cozy, classic home. Auction.

    Wichita, KS:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4519-E-English-St-Wichita-KS-67218/77346298_zpid/

    +4
  47. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 921 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    In belated honor of St. Patrick’s day, a few from Ireland:

    A cozy one bedroom unpretentious thatched cottage, said to be over 100 years old, in the far west of County Limerick. I like the name of the town. 99K euros.
    https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/detached-house-coole-west-athea-co-limerick/2839847?bsft_eid=f7f0e85e-3cda-6e61-b492-16ffeb8714c7&bsft_aaid=5878bdde-982c-4b19-b7fc-837d65c2f0e0&utm_campaign=2021-03-21-yodh-free-ed&utm_source=blueshift&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2021-03-21-your-overseas-dream-home-free-ed&bsft_clkid=4dbb8284-4504-4b4a-8b82-93a547b43ec6&bsft_uid=a0cb023b-1709-4833-903c-54db0eb8cbc6&bsft_mid=fd7a71ad-089b-4dc8-af94-89cb34c72b17&bsft_utid=a0cb023b-1709-4833-903c-54db0eb8cbc6-PATHFIND&bsft_link_id=75&bsft_mime_type=html&bsft_ek=2021-03-21T11%3A01%3A12Z&bsft_lx=2&bsft_tv=3

    Nearby, for more coin (249K euros) is a substantial stone home on a nice large lot with a nice conservatory on the back. Age is not indicated but I would guess late 19th century to pre-WWI. https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/detached-house-cragg-abbeyfeale-co-limerick/2518010

    And as a bonus, any of you with Irish ancestry may be able to claim citizenship!

    +6
  48. JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I was reading about Richard Driehaus, who died recently. He funded restoration of a few grand mansions and his museum in Chicago has some beautiful items, including this incredible Giannini fireplace:

    https://driehausmuseum.org/blog/view/from-hand-to-hearth-the-maher-gallery-fireplace-restoration

    https://driehausmuseum.org/

    +7
  49. natira121natira121 says: 813 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Jay, Found this on craigslist. Drool-worthy, that’s for sure! And spendy!

    https://eugene.craigslist.org/atq/d/cottage-grove-antique-coal-burning-cook/7294440714.html

    And the new cover pictures for my stoves album is my great grand parents, camping!

    +5
    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Whoa! What even IS that thing? Heheheh. You know what they say about the “Belgians”. 😉 Keep em comin!

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  50. RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    If you’d like to extend your Irish dreaming a bit, how about re-visiting Abbey Leix House posted to the site early last year. Ross has yet to give me his book about it. 😉

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2020/02/22/1773-abbey-leix-house-in-county-laois-ireland/

    For those new since October 2018, DO NOT MISS this spare peek at an absolutely exquisite Georgian / Victorian “gate lodge”.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/10/07/c-1860-forgney-lodge-ballymahon-ireland/

    Seems it (is currently? / was recently?) on the market; so for the time being, a bit moar:

    https://www.myhome.ie/residential/brochure/forgney-lodge-ballymahon-longford/3801528

    https://assets.savills.com/properties/GBCOUNDUY170008/DUY170008_DUY17000848.PDF

    Both properties still blow my mind.

    +4
  51. snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
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    1782 Quaker Georgian
    Worton, MD

    1840 Greek Revival in Belfast, Maine for $1,250,000:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/19-Church-St_Belfast_ME_04915_M33967-90549
    On OHD a couple years ago with same images for only $975K (secret post):
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/06/05/1840-greek-revival-belfast-me/

    +4
  52. MornaMorna says: 198 comments
    OHD Supporter

    folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

    Cora asked above “why, oh why, are houses so expensive in Montana?” It is a real problem here, so little affordable housing. I’ve been going through old family photos at Grandma’s and thinking of houses lost to the highway, turned into multi-unit apartment buildings, or now priced far out of the reach of the kinds of people my ancestors were.

    The little mill houses in Bonner have been halfway affordable rentals, but are now being sold. The first one is on the market, and I’m afraid that what has happened to it — being stripped of charm and personality — will happen to all of them.

    Here’s an article in the local paper about the sale: https://missoulian.com/news/local/bonner-renters-to-face-brutal-housing-market-with-sale-of-mill-site-homes/article_e454cb6e-9796-5f55-8838-761944b06283.html

    1925 Bonner MT, $265,000 That’s for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath house.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M7096124400

    Then over in the even-pricier University District is this 1931 Georgian-Style (according to the listing) brick home with a lovely facade, but the interior updated to a degree that I find unappealing, though at least the kitchen cabinets remain.

    $1,995,000 Missoula MT
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M8688876255

    Finally, there is this 1938 house on a beautifully landscaped double lot, being marketed as a building site. It’s been on the market for about 4 months, so it must be pretty bad inside, but since the house is viewed as an impediment, there are no interior photos.
    1934, Missoula MT $275,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1425-Grant-St-Missoula-MT-59801/3127741_zpid/

    +3
    • MichaelMichael says: 3250 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Morna, you live in a beautiful part of the country. I spent my early childhood years north of you in Kalispell. I’m not really surprised the cost of housing there. The thing is, I think the native Montanan’s are outnumbered these days by out of state people. It can’t help but push the cost up. The same thing is happening in northern Idaho. If anybody has ever visited Montana, it’s easy to see why……but I may be a little biased. I still love to go back and visit family I have back there.

      +3
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      Leave it to Kelly to locate a great Old House in Montana for a relatively-reasonable price in this crazy-town market boom:
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2021/03/21/1884-gothic-revival-in-virginia-city-mt/
      1884 Gothic Revival in Virginia City, MT – $399,000

      +4
      • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
        OHD Supporter

        folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

        That is a great find. I do wonder, though, when they got photos of an empty Virginia City in daytime and not the dead of winter.

        It’s a lovely area with lots of access to the out of doors.

        +2
  53. snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 495 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1782 Quaker Georgian
    Worton, MD

    1906 Frank Lloyd Wright House, Flossmoor, IL
    $475K
    https://www.zillow.com/homes/1136-Brassie-Ave-Flossmoor,-IL,-60422_rb/4301086_zpid/
    Are you wondering why the price seems low and why the house just doesn’t quite seem like a true FLlW masterpiece? Here’s some discussion:
    http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14344

    +6
  54. This one is interesting to me, located in Sandersville, GA (about halfway between Macon and Augusta). Architect was Charles E. Choate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Edward_Choate), a Georgia native from Houston County (pronounced HOW-sten) who lived for 10 years in Tennille, GA, just south of Sandersville. I lived in Warner Robin, in Houston County, for a while in the Air Force Band. Warner Robins was Wellston, just a tiny whistle stop for farmers, until Robins AFB was built during WW II, upon which the town was re-named for Gen. Augustine Warner Robins. I imagine Mr. Choate was likely born in Perry, but perhaps from a farming family. Build date is listed as 1901; around 4500 SF; asking $319K, athough it sold for $280K less than a year ago. The woodwork has been ‘whited out’ as I’ve come to think of it, but it has some very nice interior features. What really got my attention was the Victorian octagon guest cottage out back.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/219-N-Harris-St_Sandersville_GA_31082_M66306-26437

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/219-N-Harris-St-Sandersville-GA-31082/76615675_zpid/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandersville,_Georgia, what looks to be a lovely small southern town mosying around on Google Street.

    +3
  55. PS, I’ve also been following this one, not far from the Sandersville address in Louisville. It has its pros and cons, but to me, mostly pros. I’d have to build a garage for my old car(s) — my better half tells me one is enough, but… we’ll see.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/301-E-Broad-St-Louisville-GA-30434/93103656_zpid/?

    +1
  56. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I wasn’t fast enough posting this, pending sale! Wanted to share anyway, amazing 1949 time capsule. $425,000 in Mount Pleasant, WI:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4343-Shorehaven-Ln_Mount-Pleasant_WI_53403_M72290-89283

    +7
  57. The Old West End in Danville, VA is like the land of misfit toys. This is a rather interesting before-and-after view.

    Before:
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/134-Sutherlin-Ave_Danville_VA_24541_M63146-07363#photo0

    After:
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/134-Sutherlin-Ave-Danville-VA-24541/79104696_zpid/

    Currently listed at $159K. It seems the one thing common to all I’ve seen in this area is that they’re inexpensive, and all need a substantial amount of work. Very few grand houses, but they’re old and really cool.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/910-Paxton-Ave_Danville_VA_24541_M63451-28170 (unpainted woodwork)

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/196-North-Ave_Danville_VA_24540_M61522-02386 (fireplace?)

    There are SO many.

    +3
    • JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
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      Interesting – thanks Dave! “Restoration is 95% complete” Looks more like a limited rehab than a detailed restoration, but it’s livable and would only get better with additional work. “All new systems” probably accounts for most of the six figure increase in price, and could be well worth it if done well.

      +4
    • MornaMorna says: 198 comments
      OHD Supporter

      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      I’m impressed with the work done on the Sutherlin Ave house. Usually when I see a before and after posting I brace for horrified shock. This house makes me wish I could live in town.

      +2
  58. MornaMorna says: 198 comments
    OHD Supporter

    folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

    I still read an online “newspaper” from Calhoun Co WV, where I worked a while. This article is about a killing in 1928, but the reason I’m sharing it is for the photos of the house and the family.

    https://www.hurherald.com/recent_news.php?id=68262

    +3
    • JimHJimH says: 5578 comments
      OHD Supporter

      A sad story and a cool old house. Kelly’s posted a few of this type of Folk Victorian that was most common in the Virginia – Carolina region. It’s basically an I-house with a double porch and some gingerbread. The paired windows suggest a later 19th C. build date. I’d like to see what it looks like inside.
      I think Weaver bought the house when he married Delphia in 1916. The photo of her with the kids says 1928 but was taken later, since the youngest was only 2 months old when her father was killed.

      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35504429/delphia-frona-weaver

      The house is on 175 acres of mostly woodland today. If someone wants to check it out:
      https://goo.gl/maps/hnJdZPUTD2XKcDgdA

      +4
      • hillhousehillhouse says: 116 comments
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        1899 Stick
        Bluefield, WV

        Handsome country house, remarkably preserved. I wonder if Mrs. Weaver lived there until her death? But… WEST Virginia, JimH, WEST Virginia!

        +2
  59. jbunnyjbunny says: 4 comments

    Here’s a delicious Arts and Crafts beauty in New Rochelle, NY for $1,849,00. The fireplace is possibly worth every penny of that asking price, in my opinion.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/142-Sutton-Manor-Rd-New-Rochelle-NY-10801/32956013_zpid/?

    +6
  60. RanunculusRanunculus says: 226 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Tucson, AZ

    About this point in the week, I always get torn as to whether to post a find on last Friday’s link share or to hold it for next Friday’s. Are enough people still keeping an eye on here? If I wait, will it already be under contract? This super li’l one won’t let me keep it on ice, so here goes:

    $425,000 1872 Victorian, Kingston, NY

    Such a sweetie! Unpainted wood, built-ins (pass-through), graceful banister, stained glass, adorable kitchen, and what looks like original storm windows! I’d love to see the exterior set abloom in wild colors instead of B&W.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/198-Washington-Ave_Kingston_NY_12401_M43056-35169?cid=eml_shares_core_ldp_android

    +5
    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12498 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      For the curious, weekends are the highest views for link exchanges but that’s probably due to newsletters being sent out at that time for them. Wednesday is when the views fall off the cliff so after that day I’d suggest waiting until the next link exchange unless it’s something that you don’t think will last that long. And if it does, no harm in resharing it again.

      +7
    • I think the exterior is very interesting and intriguing. It’s as if it were painted to be B&W in a color world, like “I matched the colors in the photograph exactly”. I can’t say I’d change it, at least not until it needed a new paint job.

      Inside is nice! Some light fixtures and decor, perfect.

      +1
    • hillhousehillhouse says: 116 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1899 Stick
      Bluefield, WV

      The curved windows and curved storms on the first floor bay are remarkable.

      +1
  61. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/317-W-Monroe-St-Plymouth-IN-46563/120240143_zpid/ My home is for sale! 317 W. Monroe St, Plymouth IN 46563. Built buy M.W. Simons as a carriage house in 1889. Please take a look and see the pics. Thanks!

    +3

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