April 2, 2021: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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159 Comments on April 2, 2021: Link Exchange (Supporter Thank You!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12405 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Today’s old house still stands. I’ll let y’all find it! I don’t know anything about the couple except what’s written on the back, can anyone make that out? They have no association with the house photo. Aren’t they delightful?

    Super thanks to the OHD Supporters! If you expected to see your name and it’s not there, email me. I do respond to every donator but sometimes I don’t receive a reply, for those I don’t follow up because I don’t want to be a bug. 😀

    Is that all? Always feels like I’m forgetting something…

    Don’t forget, price, build date if it gives you one, location if it’s not in the link, something about what you are sharing. I suggest searching the site by zip code to see if it’s already on the site, not that I mind but you may miss out on some historical info, old photos or something interesting not included in the listing.

    Have a happy, safe, super duper weekend!

  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 141 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Two early houses in Massachusetts:

    This is very nice 3000-square-foot 1720 home in Harvard on 2.75 acres and abutting 63 acres in conservation. The house features great wide-plank flooring, chamfered gunstock posts, wonderful paneling, exposed beams, and at least seven fireplaces—all in superb condition—at $900,000. Note the period-appropriate trundle bed under the four-poster in photo 21. And how about that stove in photo 13 and that refrigerator in photo 14? And hey, if I actually go see this house, I will be able to tell people that… I went to Harvard.


    And in Marshfield, a 3300-square-foot 1680 home on almost five acres with six fireplaces, three staircases to the second floor, and a five-stall horse barn for $989,000.


  3. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 555 comments
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    Abbeville, LA 1904, $350,000 Queen Anne revival. Check out the atrium, the salt water POOL and the guest house on this charming property:

  4. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1286 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Here’s one “in the heart of Newburgh (NY)’s Historic District…Built in 1885 for Isaac C. Chapman” – with Hudson River views and a great butler’s pantry for $697,000:

    And, from 1755 on four beautiful acres in Killingworth, CT, for $695,000:

    Finally, for $838,000, the “Historic James C Walkley Estate, Circa 1850 is a gem! This Grand 3 story Italianate home is post & beam with flush board siding, and noggin construction has a double pitched dock gabled roof and is located on 9+Ac.”

    Happy Easter, everyone!

  5. RTRTRRTRTR says: 130 comments

    Two unusual properties:

    I would like to see more interior pictures of this bunker 🙂

    Bowling Alley.
    Pic 40 a pretty good answer for “Why doesn’t my city/town/state have any money. All that infrastructure (both above and below ground) and such little tax base to support it. Oooof.

  6. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1286 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    A late arrival For $569,000: “Nestled on the banks of the Catskill Creek, the 1865 DeWitt, Oak Hill (NY) beckons the discriminating buyer with a love for history and design.” Most recently a bed & breakfast, the building has been somewhat updated, but not too unpleasantly:

  7. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 791 comments
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    1980 North New Mexico $209,000 Est. Payment $725/mo
    3bed1bath 28.02acre lot
    54 Wild Mtn,
    Cerrillos, NM, 87010

    This is only forty years old but it does provide an opportunity to exercise a “Can Do” pioneer spirit. And I found this from the listing to be irresistible: “About twenty minutes from pavement, depending on how you drive, access is very rough, and requires a four wheel drive with clearance, this location offers considerable privacy and quiet.” I’ll say…no pesky Saturday morning people stoping by here. I’ll wager.
    The wood stove is interesting. The kitchen has not been tarted up. In fact, it barely exists. Lots of wonderful windows and views. But what happened to the boarded up one? No damn streetlights. I’d bet good money you can hear Coyotes at night.
    Listing only specifies “3/4 bath 1”. No shower? Has been on the market for 137 Days. Cerrillos is about a half hour from Santa Fe. Charming little old town. Some Western movie scenes have been shot there.


    Films shot in Cerrillos: http://www.cerrillosnewmexico.com/movies

    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 791 comments
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      Cerrillos today is not greatly changed from its 19th century beginnings. Tree-lined dirt streets and sleeping dogs, small art galleries, people who smile and greet you, and the twice-a-day dinging of railway crossing bells, along with a few extra dingings for the occasional ghost train.


      • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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        1936 Cabin

        historical society page has some nice pictures to see of the town. I like the house you posted, especially for how simple it is, even the kitchen, and the views are so neat, how special.
        I have lived around the coyotes, owls, foxes,and even a fisher (gladly the last was not seen that much). As long as the animals are in at night, we’ve been okay. That being said, this is upstate NY and not where this house is located.

        • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 791 comments
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          I had no idea what a Fisher is..but I do now. I understand why you were glad to only see one once. Excellent pic and brief article:
          “They’re fierce. They’re furry. They’re cousins to the weasel. And they could be coming to a suburb near you…”

          I think where people can really get into trouble with wild animals is when they make the mistake of feeding them, either intentionally or through carelessness. The animal begins to associate human scent with food. That can’t be good. There was a listing a few weeks back where the realtor was touting the existence of deer in the backyard. They were clearly perfectly comfortable around humans, not fleeing when pics were being taken. At best, they’re eating the garden along with whatever they are being fed. And at worst? I’d be really worried about that large-antlered male during mating season and I would stay out of the garden.

          • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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            1936 Cabin

            yes, we need to be educated about wild animals. I would love to have bird feeders at my cabin, but I know my cousins stuggled with bears there, and they have been seen several times to my knowledge last summer. Just being knowledgeable about where you live.

          • natira121natira121 says: 809 comments
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            1877 Vernacular
            Columbia River Gorge, WA

            Critters can be interesting, that’s for sure. I don’t mind that a HUGE great Horned Owl once flew off with my great big Barred Rock rooster (and ate him in my neighbors tree, leaving a very impressive pile of feathers). I don’t mind that a coyote took out a couple of my baby turkeys. I didn’t mind much when a bobcat mama with four kittens took off with my baby goats one spring. And except for the horrific smell, I didn’t mind the weasel exploring the house. I didn’t mind the racoon stealing catfood from my service porch, or the bear that destroyed my bird feeder, got himself trapped in my chicken pen (I let him out) then ended up in my horse trailer playing peek-a-boo with me while I tried (and failed) to get a picture of him. I didn’t care that a mink was stealing fish from my pond, and would watch us from below the bridge while we sat enjoying the day. I didn’t mind the very persistant hawk trying to get my chickens while I beat the crap out of him with a broom. (He finally flew away) I didn’t mind the cougar that wandered up the driveway, spotted by a couple of very concerned neighbors driving by. And I only minded a little bit when the deer ate every single ripe apricot that my trees finally produced. *sigh*

            What I do mind is people who let their dogs run wild all day when they are at work. Dogs who chase horses, cows, and goats. Dogs who kill chickens. Dogs whose owners don’t understand that this is a bad thing.

            I’ll take wild critters over dog packs any day of the week.

            • MichaelMichael says: 3168 comments
              1979 That 70's show
              Otis Orchards, WA

              I have chickens and ducks myself so I can certainly relate to all the critters and problems you have had, although I haven’t come across a cougar yet. Dogs, weather wild or domestic pose the biggest threat to someone with chickens. I have lost more to dogs that all others combined. But I turn into the bad guy if I shoot their dogs. (I haven’t but I have felt like it) How is that fair?

              • natira121natira121 says: 809 comments
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                1877 Vernacular
                Columbia River Gorge, WA

                It’s not fair at all, and that’s when you practice the Three S’s, shoot, shovel, silence. I don’t enjoy it AT ALL, but there’s been a few times when I’ve had to.

                A guy who used to live at the very end of our road had a dog that had pups. She wasn’t super tame herself, and her pups ended up creating a pack with her when they got grown. They terrorized another neighbor’s cattle, killed several new born calves, then came down here and started in on my chickens.

                I talked to the owner, and he basically said his wife would kill him if he shot the dogs, but he didn’t mind if I did. Between me, my husband, and the cattle owner, we took care of the problem, and never heard a word about it. But it surely did suck.

                Another time it was a freaking wolf hybrid that went after my luckily well-penned goats. EVERYONE in the neighborhood had goats killed, but the owner refused to keep his dog home, even after Animal Control got involved. 3 s’s, and several thank you’s from neighbors ended that.

                But I NEVER shoot coyotes. They keep down the moles, voles, mice, rats, squirrels, possums, raccoons, etc that would completely take over the planet if not for those lovely howlers!

            • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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              1936 Cabin

              Julie, I wish we were neighbors, I would like to meet you! Smile.
              We have had birds and even turkeys eating our high bush blueberries, but I am glad to share. I try to save the acorns every fall so that I can put them out on top of the snow for the deer and squirrels to feed on.
              Our border collies are allowed to run our property, but there is invisible fence to keep them inside the 5 and 3/4 acre site. So, not feeding the birds in the summer at the cabin, but I enjoy their presence on the porch of my home. I finally got a finch feeder this winter to see the change in who visited.I remember the coyotes at my studio apartment out in the country, watching the coyotes hunt mice who were under the snow and listening to them outside our tent the weekend we had my now husband’s mother over for a visit. She got the four poster curly maple bed (I miss that), and we used the tent outdoors.
              What fun to be amongst them all!

              • natira121natira121 says: 809 comments
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                1877 Vernacular
                Columbia River Gorge, WA

                *smile* I have thought the same about you!

                I love listening to the coyotes! My first summer herethey would literally encircle the house! It was awesome!

                And don’t get me started on all the birds we have here. It would take me a week to list them! My grandson LOVES birds, and I have started taking pictures of birds and printing them for him to identify and put in his album. We have such fun!

                Owls hunt our pasture all the time, and we go out and collect owl pellets to take apart and identify the bones.

                I’ve gardened all my life, and people are always asking me how I keep the critters out of my garden and I always tell them I don’t. I just plant enough for them too! I’m more likely to lose my corn to the damn wind than anything else…. and the deer don’t USUALLY get into the orchard much.

                I have a dog, but she’s in at night… and getting older. She sure loves to chase deer though! *grin*

        • CarebearCarebear says: 1226 comments
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          I live in Lockport, in Niagara County, Kimberly. I’ve seen fishers in one of the larger cemeteries in town! Beautiful animals, and thankfully, the ones I’ve seen are shy, and run off as soon as they see you watching. They seem to stick close to the Erie Canal, probably because there are so a=many Canadian geese and ducks living there. I hear coyotes all the time near my house, but have never seen them here. I have seen them, near where I work, in Buffalo! I’ve seen many owls, we have at least one juvenile eagle living somewhere near my road, and I had a vixen living near my house for a few years. I used to watch her with her kits, playing-also, she got a lot of mice, moles, and small rabbits. She’s gone now, probably the victim of a car or coyote, and I have tons of rabbits and mouse turds in my cellar! I need a fox!

          • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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            1936 Cabin

            how neat to hear about every one’s habitat. And if we think about most old houses, something that would have been familiar to the original inhabitants.

    • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 146 comments
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      I live in Appalachian Ohio and coyotes roam at will in pacts. Trust me, hearing coyotes at night is not a selling point !😂

      • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 791 comments
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        It is wild country. I expect that Coyotes aren’t the only occupants of that land to consider before buying. It’s certainly not a place where I’d have pet chickens in a coop.
        Truth be told, I’d never buy a property where I had to fear allowing a dog to roam about. New Mexico is for dreaming…not doing. I’d be afraid to take a dog hiking off leash there except in winter. But I sure like Cerrillos. Have been there multiple times. Such a neat little place.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7392 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        We have coyote packs in suburban Indianapolis. Better keep an eye on your Yorkie at night! Heheheh. Not even kidding.

  8. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1286 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Oops – almost forgot the Friday Fixer: This week, a foreclosure on 2.4 acres in Hurley, NY, for $260,000. Although not the usual five-figure bargain, this cottage from 1932 (?) seems primarily in need of cosmetics and a bit of tasteful back-dating. There are also two large garages on the property for the car collectors among us:

  9. shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 146 comments
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    Good Friday everyone. Have a very happy Easter weekend. Here in Ohio it got down to 18 degrees last night, so fingers crossed the flowers and budding trees are going to survive

    1. You may never be able to be mayor of your town, but you can live like one. First today is the mayoral residence of Columbus, OH. It’s an American foursquare on a premier boulevard, with every mechanical update imaginable. Still, a lovely livable home, with very close neighbors.

    1990 | 4bds. | 6ba. | 4,461 sqft. | $659,00

    2. The charming Artemis Cushman house, a late 19th century house located in a quaint village nestled in the Green Mountains.

    1909 | 5bds. | 3ba. |. 3,900 sqft | $425,000.

    3. Water views from almost every window! And a very cool history. The local Clinton historic marker tells the story. The original owner,
    Gideon Kelsey saw a British ship nearing the harbor and instead of alerting the town, he took matters into his own hands. He grabbed his
    gun and brought his neighbors, Silas and William Wilcox, along, telling them, “let us go down and get a shot at them; it is a British boat full
    of men.” Kelsey fired on the ship from Hammock Point and eventually the ship retreated back into the Sound, away from the harbor.

    1790 | 4bds. | 2ba. | 2,170 sqft | $1,299,00

  10. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1286 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    More: An 1810 Greek Revival on almost three acres in the Village of Kinderhook, NY, for $765,000. Lots of appeal, despite the typical kitchen re-do, which could be worse:

  11. This is one that was previously featured here on this site: c1900 in Louisville, GA — a small town of 2400 residents with several other small towns nearby, 1 hour to Augusta, 1:30 to Macon, 2 hours to Savannah and Atlanta. It’s been on the market for awhile now; I’ve been checking in on it periodically. I like it a lot: 3918 SF, not totally ‘whited out’; it’s not a mansion like the recent feature in Suffolk, VA, but to me, it’s very nice. I believe Michael noted the reconstruction of the porch; I’d paint it different exterior colors, too, period but nothing drastic, to bring out some details; and I’d have to build a garage for my old cars, there’s enough room on the lot that it could be hidden well enough and not distract from the house.


    It’s just a couple of blocks from another house featured here on this site, which unfortunately burned down. This was to be a restoration project for Restoration Nation.


    Louisville was the state capital for 7 years at the turn of the 19th century, and the Jefferson County Courthouse, visible from this house’s porch, was constructed on the site of the old state capital building there. There are many lovely historic homes in Louisville, and other sites to see. One is a Slave Market from 1795 that still stands downtown. It’s under quite a lot of controversy, but oh, what an historic place.


    Restoration Nation has a youtube tour of Louisville that shows this house, features the lost 1876 Gothic that was lost (and several of its twins still standing, although in a lot better shape) and a brief view of this house at 301 E. Broad St. from the side.


    • Built for Isaac (1851-1911) and Hattie Farmer; occupied by his son, Robert Lewis Farmer, and his family, including daughters Harriet and Betty; Robert’s family lived there, with boarders and in-laws, until Harriet’s passing in 2004 at the age of 89. She was a retired kindergarten teacher, and taught Sunday School for 70 years. Purchased from her estate in 2004 for $65K by Alvin Young; by David and Patricia Mitchell in 2010; deeded to only Patricia in 2016. This short history may account for the very nice preservation of the home.

  12. JoAnnJoAnn says: 129 comments
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    1903 Melissa, TX

    This is my absolute perfect dream house. I would change nothing. It is in the neighborhood I want in my town. Close to church, shopping, friends and family. It will sell in the first day over asking and we are not in the market to move; but I will always dream about this house! https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M83719-39259

  13. lilithlilith says: 19 comments

    In case anyone was waiting for their opportunity to “secure a legacy estate” the Villa Hortensia in Lake Geneva WI is available for $20,750,000: https://www.redfin.com/WI/Lake-Geneva/W3415-Snake-Rd-53147/home/89482372?utm_medium=share&utm_source=web_share&utm_campaign=copy

  14. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Greetings all, I am glad to be here with all of you, and hope you will enjoy your Easter weekend. I still like decorating eggs, hiding them and watching my now 13 year old find them. By the way, he is still interested in the hunt too.
    Here are a few houses I found to share with all of you:

    1882, Bethlehem, PA, 1,100,000

    A little stick and brick. I like the exterior color scheme. I love the rose colored double front screen door, neat light fixtures, pantry, AND, the kitchen stove-I am always obsessed with these old iron stoves and want to learn about how they function, what fuels, what the compartments are for. Yum!


  15. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1890, Pittsburgh, PA, 2,300,000

    Stone house, glassed in porches. I like the many facets of the exterior, turrets, columns, many windows and stone decoration along the roof line. The entry with the very energetic stair is wonderful to see. I love the upstairs room with windows all around and bookshelves below. What a splendid space, perhaps more plants. check out the bench alcove at the landing on the stair.


  16. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1906, Columbus, OH, 465,000

    I love the exterior with its ridge roof decoration, slate roof, turret with rounded window panes, lovely chimneys and decorative porch. I love a teal green (probably faded now) trim on a brick home. I love the cabinetry on slide 14.


  17. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1922, Chicago, IL, 412,000

    Beautiful original bungalow with murals, decorative leaded glass built ins around the fireplace.


  18. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1924, Cleveland Heights, OH, 255,000

    I love the shape of this shingle sided home with its long roof line on the front, dark shingles with white trim. Slide 9 shows a neat tiled fireplace surrounded by built in bookshelves.


  19. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2341 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    finally a bargin, though not knowing the location:

    1930, Lake View, SC, 29,900

    I love the bank of windows on the front porch and roof that spreads out over it all. Inside a paneled house with nice height to the ceilings.



  20. CateCate says: 279 comments
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    Milwaukee, WI

    Kelly: I went to see the Queen Anne home in Brodhead, WI late last week. There is a LOT of work to be done but when it is, it will be beautiful. Unfortunately, it would be too much work for me to take on in that the whole kitchen has to be outfitted and made into something usable. The realtor said that they got someone to give an estimate for the most necessary work of $120k. But since all the windows/sashes/sills/and even one missing window, all have to be redone. There are no storms or screens for any of them. I figure that with just the kitchen, bathrooms and windows and adding a garage, it would be more like $150/160k.
    I went up to the 3rd floor and the “round room” and my heart was aflutter! It would be so cool to finish off the attic and use the round room for a sitting room.
    It sure was fun to see but sad that there is so much work to be done inside and out. Nice neighborhood–the home across the street once was a funeral home. it is painted black for that reason and I understand that the casket lifter is still in the basement and in working condition!

  21. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1014 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1930 English Tudor in Providence, RI $569,000 pretty details, love the peach & blue tiled bathroom
    1920 brick Colonial Revival disguised as an Italianate, also in Providence $659,000
    1910 also a brick Colonial Revival (but not disguised) also in Providence, RI $1,225,000 very grand, big butler’s pantry, lovely living room + an elevator

  22. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1014 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    1727 saltbox colonial in Canton, MA $449,900 updated, but not overly so
    1916 mansion in Springfield, MA $575,000 2 units, lots of original charm
    And here is one to dream on
    1792 Cape in South Reading, VT $1,620,000 with 2 horse barns, 124 acres and another 2 bed, 2 bath post & beam house.

    Happy Easter to those celebrating and a good week ahead to all!

  23. Parksley Hotel in Virginia, 1918
    24316 Cooke St, Parksley, VA 23421
    Under $100K for 6,000 square feet would actually give some room in the budget for renovation. Claw foot tubs and hard wood flooring look intact. I could imagine restoring this one floor at a time so that comfort was restored to at least part of the living spaces.

  24. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 141 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    I have driven often by the 1820 David Akin House in South Yarmouth: a beautiful home (restored maybe 10 years ago) in a neighborhood with plenty of other nicely preserved 19th century houses. Four bedrooms, four baths, and a great cupola for looking out at the nearby Bass River: $1.38 million.


  25. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 791 comments
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    .1900 Cottage $250,000 Est. Payment $870/mo
    1bed1bath 270sqft 4.41acre lot
    11050 County Road 507 Rd,
    Fellsmere, FL, 32948 [near Orlando]

    It takes until pic 30/40 to see the cottage. And don’t you just want to hug it? Awww…Sweet little kitchen.
    Listing agent says ” Future development makes this location a prime investment opportunity.” Not if we can help it.


    • I’d wager that little cottage is where the horse trainer lives. Aerial views, to my eyeball, looks like around 15 acres surrounds the whole place, which would be more than enough pasture for 8 horses. Looks like the barn is setup to accomodate perhaps 6. It looks like it’s still in operation. Middle Florida has a lot of high-end horse farms.

      • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 791 comments
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        Very interesting. Thank you. I wondered about the barn and its present condition. I’ve always wanted to restore/convert a barn and then live happily ever after in it. I’ve had the whole layout worked out in my mind for more years than I can count. This would be perfect. I could live in the trainer’s cabin while work progressed. And I note that the listing says extra parcels of land are available, which probably accounts for the 15 acres. A reasonable buffer against the “future development” mentioned in the listing.
        And this, my friends, is how a seemingly modest 250K purchase turns into a million dollar estate. Or more.

        • RTRTRRTRTR says: 130 comments

          I go back and forth between wanting to live on a country property with a pond/lake and some acreage, or in a college town carriage house with a nice garden, while renting out the main house to a few grad students.
          There’s an appeal for me in the stillness of early country mornings (and relative quiet), but I do also love being able to order whatever takeout I wish whenever I don’t want to cook.
          May need to compromise and find some cheap land to build a summer hut on.

          • shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 146 comments
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            Come to the Appalachian foothills of Ohio and you can have both. We live on 15 acres in the woods with a pond, wildlife, and lovely trees, but we are 15 minutes from Athens, home of Ohio University. Athens has been chosen many times as on of the top 10 college towns in America and our restaurants and music scene really rock. We are adjacent to three state parks and a national and a state forest. You don’t have to pick a dream, you can combine them!

  26. KeamKeam says: 5 comments

    The Offutt mansion was built in 1894 for Charles Offutt in what was known as the Gold Coast area of Omaha. At nearly 7,000 sq feet this 8 bed, well-maintained perfection is a bargain at $699,000.


  27. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 791 comments
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    1890 Cracker(?) $410,000Est. Payment $1,427/mo
    3bed 2bath 2,439sqft 2.46acre lot
    4812 NE 255th Dr,
    Melrose, FL, 32666– [about 20 miles from Gainesville]

    There is a fine eccentricity in residence here. I hope the Straw Man’s absence can’t be explained by his trying to take a swim. And where did the Cowardly Lion go? There are many artistic enhancements throughout the property. I’d love to know what we aren’t being shown in pic 63/69, where there is a tall and flat wooden construction under a bent tin roof. I just know there’s SOMETHING on the reverse side. There is much to like about this offering, not the least of which is the setting.


  28. natira121natira121 says: 809 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Jay, and other stove geeks,

    I have posted two more stoves, and a mystery, in my stoves album.

    Have fun!

  29. RTRTRRTRTR says: 130 comments

    157 Year old Italianate, 400K. Queen Anne, MD- https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32227-Park-Ave-Queen-Anne-MD-21657/37642990_zpid/
    1907. 485K. Winchendon, MA. How about that attic/top floor! Ha. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/420-Central-St-Winchendon-MA-01475/57682931_zpid/?
    1901. 215K. Gloverville, NY. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/122-1st-Ave-Gloversville-NY-12078/30455416_zpid/

    A couple I know will not be enjoyed by the purists, but I have to admit liking both and being 100% fine with people making their changes if the buildings get to stick around another 100 years or more and the changes are respectful of the past so..
    1810. Close enough to 4M that it makes little difference 🙂 Wassiac, NY. I’m a fan of how they handled the kitchen/dining room and the master bed is nice. I also really like that in ground pool area. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/474-482-Deep-Hollow-Rd-Wassaic-NY-12592/299944859_zpid/?
    1800. 575K. Eagle Bridge, NY. Comes with a nice workshop. My hunch is the owner did a lot of their own work. Love the grounds here too. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/250-Eddy-Rd-Eagle-Bridge-NY-12057/55730177_zpid/

    • MornaMorna says: 194 comments
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      folk vernacular Hamilton, MT

      For that 1st one, it gives a build date of 1880, rather than 1863 or 1864, where did they get 157 years? Anybody here have an idea which is more likely? I’m leaning towards the 1860s. based on some features.

  30. JimHJimH says: 5528 comments
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    Happy Easter everybody!

    My giant magnolia tree bloomed pink when the sun came out today, so I’m happy!

    Also, thanks to all who contribute links and comments here for my enjoyment. And to The Wizard of OHD – Thanks Kelly!

  31. NonaKNonaK says: 273 comments
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    Austin, TX

    If this was in my price range, I would be tempted to move back to Los Angeles to live in this house.

    The Deutsch House, John Lautner, Architect, 1954, $2,760,000 – Beautifully restored with updates. The wood is gorgeous. 2 BD, 3 BA, 1,720 Sqft https://7163macapa.com/

  32. snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 451 comments
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    1782 Quaker Georgian
    Worton, MD

    1926 Spanish Revival in Winter Haven, Florida: $239,900
    This house was on OHD, but I can’t find the link. It’s back on the market with the same photos and probably motivated sellers as the season heats up. It’s a bit eccentric and good food for OHDreaming if you’re still stuck in the freeze today.

    Winter Haven, with its chain of lakes and balmy climate, is a dreamy artifact of the pre-Great Depression land boom/speculation craze. Once the railroad arrived, snowbirds flocked here to buy bungalows surrounded by palms, tropical avenues of exotic Spanish haciendas, classy lakefront Colonial Revival “mansions”, and about anything that could go up quickly in stucco. Silent movies and a deco taste for the exotic informed the marketing of this scheme as a tropical paradise, and fortunes were made (and lost). The Florida real estate bust hit in 1925, and I suspect that explains the “ticky-tacky” quality of construction of this 1926 romantic hacienda. It wants to be returned to Sunset Boulevard, or even Rick’s Cafe Americain in “Casablanca” (I know, not silent movie era or Spanish), and I hope you’ll consider the savvy estate investment. If I wanted to move close to my in-laws, this would be a sure bet:

    Here are a couple other Winter Haven haciendas to give you inspiration for this diamond in the rough: probably by the same speculator/developer who wanted to bring some class to the marketing scheme of the place. Notice the 1925 pre-bust house has a solid quality in the original construction with paneled doors and quality materials on the details:
    By 1928, everything has been simplified in plaster and plywood after the speculation crash. But, the romantic movie is still playing in its picturesque location, mansion scale, and theming:

  33. Please buy our house! We couldn’t restore it properly but we did what we could to keep it as nice as we could! https://www.windermere.com/listing/130388659

  34. natira121natira121 says: 809 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA


    I fell down a rabbit hole! And ran across this page:


    I’m putting a couple of my favorites in my stove album, in case you want to see coolness WITHOUT falling down a rabbit hole! *grin*

  35. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 791 comments
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    1953 Rustic Cabin $85,000 Est. Payment $295/mo
    1bed 1bath 640sqft 1acre lot
    24770 Tramway Rd,
    Mi Wuk Village, CA, 95346

    I don’t know if this is the ultimate hermit opportunity but if it is not, well, it sure comes close. What the listing agent has to say: Once upon a time this was a beloved mountain, hide away, family, cabin. Bring your creativity and vision to restore it back to what it once was. On a full acre, feels a million miles from everything but only minutes to all the reasons you want to be in the mountains. Backs to National forest, mostly level, very walkable property. Has well and electric, needs new septic system. Call for an appointment to see it for yourself.

    Mi Wuk Village is in Tuolumne County, about 130 miles from the Bay Area. The northern half of Yosemite National Park is located in the eastern part of the county. The county seat is the Gold Rush town of Sonora. There are casinos in this county.


  36. Soldiers Grove, WI. Queen Anne built in 1896. For Sale $299,900. Completely renovated and restored. Move In Ready!

  37. Willow Springs, IL
    Not for sale but Zillow puts it at about $480,000.
    I’ve been obsessed with this house since I was a child & even tried to reach out to the owner via letter for some pictures or history ANYTHING about the house but never got anything back. He constantly gets kids trespassing on his property because everyone says it’s “haunted” so I understand why he might not have responded to my letter. If anyone knows of or about this house I would love to hear about it!



  38. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12405 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I don’t think many were subscribed to this one…owner asking about the Greek Revival porch possible restoration:

  39. TheDaringLibrarianTheDaringLibrarian says: 300 comments
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    Coastal Cottage

    Hey Kelly, how come some houses have comments closed? Just wondering.
    Loved this one and wanted wax rhapsodic about the features.
    Thank you dear!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12405 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Long answer? The lady that works at the agency office sends them in and regularly updates me with price/status/photo changes. No other agency has done this especially as long as I’ve been working with them. I’m willing to post anything she sends as long as it’s not badly modernized although they tend to be enough that it draws more negative comments than usual. I really do hate not approving a comment because it’s overly nit-picky/negative. This agency has never given me a reason to or asked for comments to be closed but I’m overly cautious when it comes to agency/agent/owner posts.

      Short answer? Comment moderation anxiety! lol 🙂

      • TheDaringLibrarianTheDaringLibrarian says: 300 comments
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        Coastal Cottage

        OH! That totally makes sense! Keeping great reliable sources happy is smart! I find the overly nitpicky or negative comments are tiresome. There’s always something positive to say about any house or a any situation. Keep up the awesome work!

        This site is one of my happy places. After a hard day, dreaming about these houses relaxes me!

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12405 comments

          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Me too. I feel stuck sometimes on comments that are ridiculously nit-picking at something that won’t be there after the seller moves out or is an easy change when they follow it up with positives. It’s my site and rules, yeah, but it’s not always an easy decision.


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