July 9, 2021: Link Exchange & Discussion

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12819 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m not sure if I shared today’s old house before. If not, I haven’t researched it. If so, sorry for the disorganization of my “already done” files! 🙂

    Have a super weekend! 🙂

    PS…one I saw this morning. I had to give this four double takes…$376k
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1101-N-10th-St-Phoenix-AZ-85006/7529955_zpid/

    • CarolynCarolyn says: 314 comments
      Grand Rapids, MI

      Wowza! That one hurts my eyes! Cool house if you toned it down……

    • JimHJimH says: 5774 comments
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      The building on the post card looks vaguely familiar, probably in Saugerties. Is it an old railroad station?

      The people are easy: Mrs. Wilbur O’Bryon (Mary A. Minkler 1861-1926) writing to her daughter, Mrs. James Tinker (Eva C. O’Bryon) in Rock Rift, Delaware Co., NY – now under the Pepacton Reservoir. Tinker ran the general store there before moving to Walton. Mrs. O’Bryon was visiting her parents, Peter T. Minkler & Catherine Mower, at Blue Mountain in Saugerties NY.

    • MJGMJG says: 2843 comments
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      CT

      Those types of Chimney tops used to frighten me when I was a little child. They looked like creepy faces that would come alive.

    • JkleebJkleeb says: 417 comments
      Seattle, WA

      At least it’s not all white!

    • TweedySparkleTweedySparkle says: 28 comments
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      1981 Ugly
      PA

      Wow. WOW. Although I could not relax around those particular color combinations, I have my own color idiosyncrasies and it makes me SO happy to know that someone who loved these colors was able to live in a house that suited them perfectly. I love seeing houses like that. Thanks for sharing!

      • JkleebJkleeb says: 417 comments
        Seattle, WA

        I agree. I admire the owners’ ability to have a unique vision and carry it throughout the house. The strong color isn’t to my taste in such large amounts but a little of each would be OK.

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Kelly, electric house!

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Boy, I’ll say!!! If you lived next to this house you wouldn’t need a cup of coffee in the morning just look outside and you’d be wide awake. The subject house reminds me more of a carriage house than a main house. Similar somewhat to this grand carriage house behind a Romanesque mansion on E. High Street in Springfield Ohio: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15407402368/in/album-72157648433023988/ As for the Phoenix house, better wear shades if you go to see it on a sunny day.

    • SharonSharon says: 526 comments
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      2001 Contemporary
      Sedalia, MO

      Uhhh, about that mannequin in image 12….. 😳

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12819 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Hehehe…so far you are the second person to notice the real reason why I shared it. 😀

      • JkleebJkleeb says: 417 comments
        Seattle, WA

        I was afraid to be the first to comment on it! And, I couldn’t find the right words to bring it up! I would love to be able to hear the conversation with the realtor about staging the home. On the other hand, if you’re going to have a mannequin displayed like that this is the perfect setting.

        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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          1897 Queen Anne Colonial
          Cadiz, OH

          Sometimes to sell a house you’ve got to get noticed! I think the folks who did the staging had lots of fun and whether you like it or not, they deserve credit for creative originality. Kind of like someone with a faded Second Empire Victorian doing an Addams Family theme inside. Now whether anyone will want to live there remains to be seen.

    • FlaOHDJunkieFlaOHDJunkie says: 170 comments
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      1902 FL

      Ya gotta luv the hot-lips pillows in the purple bedroom

    • SueSue says: 558 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      When I was quite young, before my grandparents lived in Maine, one summer we rented a smaller version like this one that was right on the beach. There was also a light house right next door on the rocks. Unfortunately it just rained and rained and I got sick. It was also foggy and that lighthouse boomed all day and all night. Yet, I still look back on that summer and that beautiful house with great fondness. My love of old houses started early.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1126 comments
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      WTF?!??!?!? I guess that in some markets you just don’t need to take the realtor’s advice to make your house “neutral”! It will likely sell soon.

    • 2ChihuahuaMom2ChihuahuaMom says: 48 comments
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      1944 Cottage
      Bagdad, FL

      My eyes! It burns!

  2. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 156 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    This center-chimney house was originally built in Clifton Park, NY (Saratoga County) circa 1800 and was disassembled and moved to a 10.22-acre lot in nearby Burnt Hills in 1986: $1,655,500.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/281-Scotch-Bush-Rd-Burnt-Hills-NY-12027/32410071_zpid/

    And this 1740 home on .69 acres in Wicasset, ME, has enviable historic fabric—paneling, floors, hearths, staircases, hardware, and more— in almost every room: $1.5 million. If you like early houses in original condition, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-Hodge-St-Wiscasset-ME-04578/84988394_zpid/

    • I always enjoy all of your listings SonofSyosset, but these two were spectacular. I’ve just spent 2 hours looking at them.
      The Wicasset ME house may be the best colonial house I’ve ever seen. 108 photos. So good you could almost smell it. I felt like I was stepping back in time. I can’t even imaging packing up the house and the antique shop. Where do you begin?
      Thanks for posting them, and thanks Kelly for all you do!!!

    • SueSue says: 558 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I know where that Wiscasset home is. Pretty spectacular.

  3. Belladog1Belladog1 says: 285 comments
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    Oh my Kelly that home could be a set in American Horror Story (redrum)

  4. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    ABANDONED RAILS
    I just discovered this lovely user friendly site. No telling how many HOURS of one’s life could be devoted to exploring it. HOURS. It also might prove enjoyable when looking at OHD homes in locations that have RR tracks nearby.
    From the Home page:
    “Featuring thousands of miles of abandoned railroad routes in North America, illustrated with maps, pictures, and history.
    Start browsing abandoned routes by clicking on a state in the U.S. map below.
    Or, you can see abandoned railroad routes of a particular railroad company. This is a list of all 1,469 railroad companies featured on Abandoned Rails. Click on the name of a railroad to see more information about its lines and history.”
    https://www.abandonedrails.com/

    So I clicked on California and then, recognizing the name of the ghost town Bodie, I learned about The Bodie And Benton RR, including a map of the route. Text, in part:
    “As the line was removed over 90 years ago (as of 2009), it is not surprising that little evidence of this small narrow-gauge exists today. Bodie is considered a ghost town now (although it is the main feature of the Bodie State Historical Park), and only some discarded timbers remain at Mono Mills. However, in recent years, some historians/railfans tracing the former right-of-way discovered a discarded flatcar half-buried in the dirt. The remnants of the car were removed and the car restored; it is now on display at June Lake Marina, a popular vacation spot. (The B&B never served June Lake, but the display site is in a well-traveled public area.)”
    There is a picture of that flatcar as well as one of the monument to the RR at the point where the right-of-way was located.
    All entries on this site allow comments and many are quite interesting and informative.
    https://www.abandonedrails.com/bodie-and-benton-railroad

    Some Illinois Central-inspired traveling music and video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF1lqEQFVUo
    And finally, a pic of an Illinois Central train passing by the Tickfaw, La train station, with the sad comment, “My grandfather was killed working for ICRR, out of Ticfaw..”
    https://www.abandonedrails.com/tickfaw-louisiana

  5. Belladog1Belladog1 says: 285 comments
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    They call Wicasset the prettiest village in Maine and it truly is. That home is perfect in every way. I feel the next owner has a lot to live up to. By the way if you are on US Rt 1 going through Wicasset stop at Red’s they have great hot dogs and are so busy it slows down traffic just before the bridge, also MANY lovely old sea captains homes.

  6. StoneCrestVTStoneCrestVT says: 28 comments
    Agency Lyndonville, VT

    This one definitely looks like a train station to me, very cool! I have one to share today:
    Barton VT | Built 1870 | $199,000
    The Berard Farmhouse is the perfect place to put down some roots, both literally and figuratively! Enjoy that perfect sense of place you can only feel in a Vermont farmhouse on a dead end dirt road overlooking fields and forests. The view of Barton mountain is captivating. The 3 acre parcel is mostly open, there are established blueberry bushes, perennial beds, and vegetable gardens. The soil is excellent for small scale farming. A large garage/barn/workshop has plenty of room to store your tractor, kayaks, and bikes with space left over for creative endeavors. Once you have a sit down on the covered deck you’ll find it’s so comfortable and inviting you won’t want to leave. Minutes from Willoughby State Park, Crystal Lake, and outdoor activities galore. listed by Scott DesJardins, Realtor® of StoneCrest Properties
    https://stonecrestpropertiesvt.com/listing/4870068/369-berard-lane-barton-vt-05822/

  7. NonaKNonaK says: 292 comments
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    Austin, TX

    Lindholm House – Frank Lloyd Wright – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/relocating-a-frank-lloyd-wright-house-polymath-park/

    I’m usually a day late and a dollar short so I missed this when it was completed in 2019. A friend sent me this link to a piece that CBS News recently did. This house was dismantled in MN and reconstructed in PA at a wonderful place called Polymath Park. I am not ashamed to admit that I teared up knowing that there are people that go to extraordinary lengths to preserve rather than destroy architectural history.

  8. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    Three from Florida:
    1. 1916 $399,000 Est.$1,614/mo
    2 bed 2 bath 981 sqft 1.1 acre lot
    265 River Rd, Carrabelle, FL 32322 [54 miles to Tallahassee]
    “The original River Camp! 600 feet of high and dry frontage on the Carrabelle River. A real piece of Old Florida! Two Camp Gordon Johnson cabins moved from Saint Teresa. Joined by full length wide screen porches. Unmatched views moments from the marinas, restaurants and Carrabelle Beach. Two bedrooms and living room in one building. Kitchen/cook house and two baths in the other. New seawall just installed and backfill coming. Permitting approved for a dock and boatlift.”
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/265-River-Rd_Carrabelle_FL_32322_M94523-52310

    2. 1945 Cracker $349,900 Est. $1,370 /mo
    1 bed 1 bath 552 sqft 2.08 acre lot
    39425 Wilds Rd, Dade City, FL 33525
    I’d like to change the front door but otherwise everything about this house and its simplicity appeals to me. That kitchen would suit me just fine. In hot climates, I don’t mind painted woodwork and would not strip any of it, although I might play with some of the colors. Unusual for me, that one section of unpainted wood behind the bed actually feels a bit oppressive. I wish there was a shot of the pool with the cover off.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/39425-Wilds-Rd_Dade-City_FL_33525_M66079-58046 [33 miles from Tampa. 51 miles from Orlando.}

    3. Oh look!! It’s vacant except for two..count them, two PIANOS!!
    1938 $625,000 Est. $2,504 /mo
    4 bed 2.5 bath 1,300 sqft 11.58 acre lot
    1725 Finney Rd, Davenport, FL 33837 [34 miles to Orlando]
    The realtor is clearly trying to sell the land and provides few pics of the house interior..just enough to see that it’s another one of those where someone began dismantling/reconfiguring it and then ran out of steam. Possibly they exhausted themselves trying to move the pianos? I really like the Old Florida exterior, what could be seen of it. There’s been some rebuilding of the front porch, in a way that is probably not too dissimilar from what was originally there. In any event, I’d be content with it.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1725-Finney-Rd_Davenport_FL_33837_M91107-57410

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Keylime, I like them.

    • jillieDjillieD says: 164 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      The Camp cabins are to die for, but I have this weird thing about alligators sneaking up on me if I move to Florida. And that close to a body of water? Pl-lease! The 1945 house is also delightful.

      • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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        That one is probably my favorite, too. Whenever there are choices, I naturally gravitate toward simplicity.And it’s right down the road, sort of, from Tallahassee, where I went to college.The flood map is interesting as it seems to show major risk to the property except for right around the structures. Since I live in the Bay Area, you won’t be offended when I mention that a Floridian reading your comment would be screaming “But what about EARTHQUAKES??!!!!???” But I do recall that the City Of Sanibel Island has extensive info about how to coexist with alligators that includes the admonishment never to turn your back on a body of water where they might be living. The problem is when some stupid person decides to feed them and they begin to associate humans with food.
        I just keep imagining myself having my morning coffee while sitting on my porch and gazing out at the river. Bliss.
        Scroll down for map. Select for Flood info: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/265-River-Rd_Carrabelle_FL_32322_M94523-52310

        • jillieDjillieD says: 164 comments
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          1952 Ojai, CA

          Having a nice outdoor environment is important to me, too, which I have where I live (as long as it’s not too hot outside!) And since I live in a semi-rural area, coyotes are an ongoing threat to pets around here, and bears and mountain lions are also common. Somehow, however, alligators just creep me out.

        • Randy CRandy C says: 443 comments
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          2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
          Olathe, KS

          Keylime, my sister lives in North Port, Fla in a home that backs up to a canal. The first time I visited I got up early, fixed coffee and went out to enjoy the lanai and the sunshine. The moment I walked out, I saw approx a 5-6 foot alligator sunning itself in the yard just outside the caged, screened enclosure. The moment I walked out into the yard, he/she very leisurely got up, waddled back down to the canal and swam away. If you keep your distance, they are harmless but you are right about the idiot tourists who insist on trying to feed them. I’ve since seen many more with always the same result. Methinks they get a bad rap.

    • SueSue says: 558 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      The first one is really very nice and the nicest inside but I think my favorite is the second one. What a cutie and the spot reminds me a bit of Kauai. Not large enough property though for horses as they suggest. The third one gives me sticker shock. I guess I am not used to Florida prices.

    • BettyAnnBettyAnn says: 168 comments
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      Three nice houses however I think the ‘covered pool’ at the second house is actually a wet concrete patio.

  9. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1921, Oakland, CA, 899,000
    From the listing, it says this used to be a hunting lodge and now a rather suburban looking home that is rather, say 50’s 60’s and perhaps 70’s. Wood and lots of casual homey details.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3057-Jordan-Rd-Oakland-CA-94602/24772366_zpid/?

    • SueSue says: 558 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Until I became a member of this group I did not appreciate Mid Century homes. Now I love them and really love all the details and innovative things that were put into them.

  10. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1908, Mill Valley, CA, 1,699,000
    Neat porch, interior is quite polished for me
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/16-Buena-Vista-Ave-Mill-Valley-CA-94941/68564818_zpid/

  11. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1950, Sacramento, CA, 575,000
    Glass block windows and green trimmed roof line that accentuates the horizontal one story house. Carport. Love the porch that is deep and floored with cement and all the plantings just outside—and those metal chairs with the scalloped backs that you can “rock” in. Lovely grounds.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3312-Whitney-Ave-Sacramento-CA-95821/26062941_zpid/

    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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      Oh I really like this house. And it’s so nice to see a garden where it is obvious that the homeowner is deeply involved and does their own work. That is clearly a garden that evolved over time, the best kind of garden as far as I’m concerned because it just doesn’t happen without the owner. What the pics can’t show is how many of those grey leaved plants have aromatic leaves, as such drought tolerant grey leaved California native plants and Mediterranean plants often do.

    • jillieDjillieD says: 164 comments
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      1952 Ojai, CA

      Oh Wow. Oh Wow. Oh Wow. I’m trying to get a job in Sac. This place would be PERFECT for me.

  12. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1958, Palm Springs, CA, 3,499,000
    Charles Du Bois designed mid century. I love the low slung A-frame front elevation. Open spaces and whether it is new or old, I love the wooden wall laced with large circular openings.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1110-Abrigo-Rd-Palm-Springs-CA-92262/18023321_zpid/

  13. SonofSyossetSonofSyosset says: 156 comments
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    1798 Federal/Georgian
    East Dennis, MA

    Not for sale, but I guess this might be classified as mid-century modern?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/this-man-lives-in-an-incredible-converted-boeing–airplane/ss-BB1dtniM

  14. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    1964, Orange, CA, 1,350,000
    Eichler model OC-584, lots of natural wood, walls of windows, globe ceiling lights, pebble floors, built in wooden shelving, older kitchen which looks fun to be in
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1072-N-Granada-Dr-Orange-CA-92869/25427970_zpid/

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 948 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Beautiful Eichler. I once lived in a loosely similar home in Virginia, and all the glass and light brought joy. The constant roof issues from rain and snow, and the cost of heat and air conditioning brought less joy. I would happily live in this type of home again, but they really are suited only to certain climate zones.

  15. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 703 comments

    1 million Lovely mid nineteenth century home in Virginia on some nice acreage. But there are two things I love about this. One, the doors under the window to make an exit. What is that called? Two, that’s a pretty awesome interpretation of a historic feeling kitchen. I could make some nice meals in that kitchen. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11441-Grub-Hill-Church-Rd_Amelia-Court-House_VA_23002_M65781-57794

    • hillhousehillhouse says: 125 comments
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      1899 Stick
      Bluefield, WV

      I believe they’re called jib windows.

      • JoeJoe says: 776 comments
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        1820 Federal
        Baltimore, MD

        WARNING: I MUST BE CRAZY, BUT UNLIKE IN THE FILM AM NO GOD. I recently bought a house that I could only have found on OHD.

        https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2021/04/29/c-1860-warwick-md/

        There are so many features including this type of double doors below the sill of the central window over the front porch. Is this a jib window? After reading this article…..
        https://misspreservation.com/2014/04/02/box-slip-jib-pocket-windows/
        I still don’t know because:
        1. The current porch roof is unlikely to be original because the pitched roof covers the doors below the sash.
        2. The ceiling of that roof has what are obviously tongue and groove beadboard on TOP of the ceiling joists, which all just cover the door that is below the sash.

        My surmission, a word I made up (I think) meaning that I have concluded or surmised, is that the tongue and groove bead board ceiling was the original floor of a second floor porch. These boards are mitered at the joists that run 45 degrees from the porch ceiling’s front corners.

        My house, the former Gillespie Hotel, was converted to a single family home in the 1930’s. There are so many features that seem to date from that period like the front door and side lights that it has my head spinning. What do I do? I could restore to c.1935 or, as I would prefer, take it as close to 1850’s as I can.
        There are so many issues that are similar to this one that I am at a standstill.
        I would like to know if there is another name for these below sash doors because they don’t fit the description in the Mississippi article that I linked above.
        I don’t know what to do. any constructive thoughts?
        HELP!!!!!

    • SueSue says: 558 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      I love those windows. There is something so romantic about them. Also a very clever way to cool the house. Gorgeous place.

  16. SueSue says: 558 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Hello everyone. I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I have some lovely places for all to enjoy.

    Here in Maine.

    This is of Damariscotta’s original first ten houses. Called the Flint House (circa 1755). I love Damariscotta. Cozy and on 2 gorgeous acres with access to the Damariscotta river. Pricey at 535,000

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/158-Church-St_Damariscotta_ME_04543_M30327-59153

    This home is in Richmond Maine. Richmond is full of old houses waiting to be restored. However, although it is right on the the Kennebec river it never has quite gentrified. I am sharing this house because it is unique but it is hugely overpriced. Realtor is suggestion condo conversion. Goodness I hope not. Called the Southard House (circa 1870) it was bought by it’s namesake, shipping magnate TJ Southard. preserved Victorian style home was purchased in 1888 by shipping magnate TJ Southard. The current owners converted the house into a museum in 1990. There is a 3D tour. Priced at 1,100,000. Phew.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/75-Main-St_Richmond_ME_04357_M94014-21392

    I have another million dollar house but this one is worth it. I have driven by this house several times and was quite delighted to be able to look inside. This was Maine’s first Governor’s summer home. He was named William King (1768-1852) and he served just over a year before President James Monroe offered him a diplomatic post in Washington. He and his wife loved this place which they called Stonehouse Farm (circa 1812). It had 100 idyllic acres of fields, pastures, and fruit orchards on Whiskeag Hill in Bath. At the heart of the property was a dramatic Gothic Revival lodge, built of granite blocks, today known as the William King House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A biographer described it in 1916 as “a quaint old stone house, with tall cathedral windows and with the gay gardens and spreading trees of olden time . . . just as it was when Governor King and his lady so royally welcomed guests.” Topped with a cupola from which King could admire his merchant ships on the Kennebec. This is an amazing place that if I could afford I would stay in Maine just to live in it. $1,300,00.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/40-Whiskeag-Rd_Bath_ME_04530_M98890-31711

    Our realtor and dear friend in Atlanta has just introduced us to New Bern, NC. We were set on going to the Madison GA area but are going to visit New Bern in August to see how we like it. We are both water/ocean people so perhaps this will fit us better. In looking at raw land I came across a few very nice old homes.

    This is the Smith Whitford Ward House (circa 1772) in the Historic District of downtown New Bern and is registered on the National Register of Historic places. This Georgian home was “modified in 1882 w/Victorian styling included the addition of the side porch w/ French doors.” Needs some gentle restoration, a period correct kitchen and sprucing up. Very, very nice. Priced at $550,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/506-Craven-St-New-Bern-NC-28560/78314833_zpid/

    This is The Garrett House (circa 1917) was built by a couple who valued entertaining. There is a gorgeous wraparound front porch, a fabulous entry hall, the matching parlors have cut-crystal windowpanes (EEeeeee!) and Italianate columns that match exterior architectural features. Check it out. It is really quite lovely. Being sold “as is” at $375,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1322-Spencer-Ave-New-Bern-NC-28560/78306235_zpid/

    One more and then I’ll stop. This is the Nunn house (circa 1903). This Victorian Colonial Revival was built for Craven County Superior Court Judge R.A. Nunn. It has a full front porch with beautiful Neuse River views. It has only had three owners and has been beautifully restored (I actually like the kitchen). They even carefully restored the windows. It also has a beautiful back garden. Then you get a second home (circa 1800) which comes comes fully furnished and has a wonderful screened porch that looks out on the brick courtyard. This is a gorgeous place. Priced at $950,000.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/210-New-St-New-Bern-NC-28560/78309018_zpid/?

    • RanunculusRanunculus says: 303 comments
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      Tucson, AZ

      Really love the Garrett House!

      However… if you are seriously considering properties in New Bern, first thing open each listing in the realtor.com app and check the flood zone layer on the map. Back-dating kitchens may have to come AFTER buying a life raft & flood insurance.

    • JkleebJkleeb says: 417 comments
      Seattle, WA

      These are all great but the house in Bath is spectacular! The purist in me hated reading the part about the owners “creating” the double height areas because I usually want to know what it was like originally. Once I got over myself I could just relax and appreciate how beautiful the house and land are. It is also so very well maintained and designed. I also really like the Richmond house and now have that as a place to investigate!

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      I really liked the Richmond house and noticed its on a prominent location in the town. I guess if I lived in Maine I’d have to get used to nautical themes in interior decor. Thanks for sharing.

    • GayHermitGayHermit says: 14 comments
      IL

      Very much love the Richmond property.
      I have a thing for towers and this one is very unique, at least to me. Glad the top tower room was included in the photos.
      Anyone have any idea how you would classify this style? I am getting a Queen Anne / Second Empire vibe, but identifying early 1900 / late 1800 styles is definitely not my strong point.
      Also love the decorative wood floors. Especially the one in the room with the French doors. Definitely going to save that for future inspiration.
      Is it possible that some of the wood floors were added later than around the time the house was first built? In my viewing of the listings on this site, a couple of them seem pretty unique to any particular time period I am aware of.
      Thank you for posting this property.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        I think the 1870 construction date is accurate. However, probably at some time in the 1890’s a stylistic update to the house included a Queen Anne style porch, tin ceilings inside, and installing some fine floors which have been enhanced more recently with some very professional looking refinishing. So, what we end up with here is a house that is a hybrid of styles beginning with a Mansard roofed Second Empire and then Queen Anne details were added in a major 1890’s remodeling. Victorian era remodels were different from today’s remodeling makeovers. The contractors of that day had a better sense of scale and proportions and would often leave details from previous decades and exercise care in stylistic changes and additions. That sometimes makes it more difficult to discern all of the changes to the original house. I think the later changes work well here.

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2554 comments
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      1936 Cabin

      Sue, great collection, thanks

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Beautiful home inside and out. That menacing face in the fireback might give me the chills on a stormy night. I’ve never seen another like it. The millwork inside this house and the skylight are exquisite.

  17. JkleebJkleeb says: 417 comments
    Seattle, WA

    Two from Cooperstown NY, which apparently has gotten really expensive:

    1802 Federal with a Greek Revival update somewhere along the way. $1.2 million. This home feels very comfortable and livable to me. The dining room plaster work is very highly detailed. Very high style, but still a house that welcomes kids and dogs.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13-Main-St-Cooperstown-NY-13326/31635723_zpid

    1920 Colonial Revival Bungalow $1.449
    This house shouts lazy summertime living to me with the huge pool, lake front, boat house and guest cottage. The house itself is rather plain but not spoiled. I could easily imagine spending my summers here the rest of my life if money were no object. The exterior walls of the guest cottage in the screened porch area have what I think is asphalt siding pressed into a fake brick pattern which has to be one the ugliest materials ever used but I have a great nostalgia for it since the chicken coop on my grandparents’ farm was covered in the stuff.

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7056-7058-Street-Hwy-80-Cooperstown-NY-13326/2071027835_zpid

    • SueSue says: 558 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      The 1802 Federal is magnificent. The dining room plasterwork is a show stopper.

      The Colonial Revival is very sweet. I agree that it would be a fabulous place to be Summer and Fall. Needs kids though. Kids that happily play in the pool and lake.

  18. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 703 comments

    Deep pockets here, but interesting historical value. 27+ acres of riverfront property with a 1920’s home overlooking the Potomac. Just south of Alexandria and 20 minutes from DC. An Annenburg helped the American Horticultural Society make this their home decades and now for sale at 33million. That’s a lot of shrubbery, but with provenance going back to George Washington it’ll sell. Unsure if the house will stay as I can imagine dozens of McMansions here, but that would be a shame. Maybe another charitable organization will find a kind benefactor. https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/313-l-2493-vafx1166388/7931-e-boulevard-drive-alexandria-va-22308

  19. GayHermitGayHermit says: 14 comments
    IL

    Some Illinois listings, originally researched 07/02/21. Checked again on 07/10/21.
    Property in Illinois that needs various amounts of work, but might appeal to those willing to put in time, effort, and/or money. Mostly small towns for locations.
    Pricing – Under $35,000

    Built 1920, $34,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/532-N-McArthur-St-Macomb-IL-61455/116471679_zpid/ Needs work. Probably a (former?) college student house. Has some original woodwork still.

    Built 1931, $34,900 Foreclosure (Missed that detail first time around.)
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/423-E-5th-St-Centralia-IL-62801/113799664_zpid/ Bungalow. Possible original floors. Seems to have period character still.

    Built 1925, $33,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/705-E-Behrends-Ave-Peoria-IL-61603/5153802_zpid/ Seems to have craftsman woodwork details.

    Built 1920, $33,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/307-Porter-St-Danville-IL-61832/80293013_zpid/ Handicapped access ramp. Unpainted woodwork. Interesting sink.

    Built ‘Early 1900’s’, $29,900
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/510-N-Main-St-Paris-IL-61944/115611030_zpid/ Some Unpainted woodwork. One set of pocket doors. Unusual “70’s” built in wall shelves.

    Built (???), $25,000, Unique Listing
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Oquwaka-CABIN-1889-Oquawka-IL-61469/2070925833_zpid/ Interested in a land lease in a IL state park? Cabin available. $750.00 a year land lease to Army Corp. Engineers. Interior needs to be finished / rebuilt.

    Built 1911, $25,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/908-S-Greenlawn-Ave-Peoria-IL-61605/5161486_zpid/ Owned by same family since it was built. Built in cabinet in one of the main floor rooms. Possible restoration potential. House looks to be in good shape currently.

    Built 1894, $20,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/505-Union-St-Meredosia-IL-62665/105665721_zpid/ Needs work / restoration. Cool staircase railing. 0.50 acre lot.

    Built 1877, $18,000
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-E-Dee-St-Lebanon-IL-62254/5252218_zpid/ House needs some work, but retains period character. 0.25 acre lot.

    • shafer8shafer8 says: 86 comments
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      1732 Cape Cod
      CT

      Thanks for these listings. These are perfect for “flipping” imo. I wish flippers would stick to this kind of stock. Maybe the locations are a negative, I don’t know.

      • RanunculusRanunculus says: 303 comments
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        Tucson, AZ

        Omg something positive about flipping?! I had to look… And you are perfectly right!! THIS is the type of house I wanna see HGTV teach people to improve en masse. Make them livable & still affordable.

        The Centralia & Peoria listings have extra charm left that needs to be appreciated by buyers.

  20. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 104 comments
    Alvord, TX

    Hubbard, TX, shows built 1910, but actually 1896, per state historical marker. Two houses here. Second built 1911. Both for $750K:

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/210-7th-St_Hubbard_TX_76648_M94618-22918

  21. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5931 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Tony, I was looking around in Streetview after seeing the recently posted Hubbard Texas home on OHD and was amazed by that antique wrought iron fence. It stretches almost halfway around a long block! If you could find someone to replicate it nowadays such a fence would surely be into the six figures. The subject house started life as a modest Queen Anne cottage of the kind that proliferated throughout Texas in the 1890’s. However, I think previous owners were old house people like us-they appreciated the arts and decor of the Victorian era and apparently had the resources to acquire a substantial amount of architectural items like stained glass and millwork. The result is a mansion level interior fit for a grand Queen Anne. They’ve added substantially to the original house size as well and combined the lot with another house at the opposite end of the block. It looks like all these changes took place over a fairly long period of time. It’s not unusual for folks when they reach a certain age (when children are grown up and on their own) to start thinking about downsizing. That may or may not be the case here but the house reflects a life well lived in a smaller Texas community. Given all the extras and hard work put into this block I think the asking price is reasonable. You’ll never find a finer looking Queen Anne cottage in Texas than this one. Lovely Gazebo in the nicely landscaped lot as well.

  22. Presenting a front facade somewhere between imposing and whimsical, this lovely house sits a short way from the northeast England’s coastline. It also had the distinction of Lewis Carrol’s residence whilst writing ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

    The The Red Cottage, Church Lane, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
    Built 1842, extended in the 1930s, extended in 2002
    5 beds, 3.5 baths, 3300 sq ft
    £999,999

    Click ‘Read more’ and ‘View Brochure’ for the property brochure.
    https://www.sandersonyoung.co.uk/property/the-red-cottage-church-lane-whitburn/

  23. Tony BianchiniTony Bianchini says: 104 comments
    Alvord, TX

    I agree with your sentiments, John.

  24. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12819 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is pretty new but so darn interesting that I’m sharing anyway. Only $215,000, 9+ acres.

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/churubusco/177-mcnierney-rd-churubusco-ny-12923–2011889826

    Built c. 2001 with three different small cottages (like Air B&B small.) I want you to be surprised so not saying anything more.

  25. thatsamarothatsamaro says: 9 comments
    1945 PORTLAND, OR

    Question for the old house lovers here: Looking for advice on houses built around 1929 with steam/water boiler and radiator heat systems. If you’ve lived in a house like this, did you like it? How did you maintain temps? What were the bills like? We’re looking at a house right now with this system (nat gas) and while I love the idea of the radiated heat, I’m a little concerned that not having a temp control will result in out of control heating bills. Also not sure what to do while on vacation. I was thinking I could leave them on a little bit, but still seems like that would heat the room a *lot* if left on indefinitely.

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1328 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      My house was remodeled in 1920 with a hot water radiator heating system. I love it and would not change out the radiators for any other form of heat.
      Not sure why you say there is no temperature control – I have wall thermostats regulating temperature just like any other hot water system…?

    • JkleebJkleeb says: 417 comments
      Seattle, WA

      My house has the original 1909 hot water boiler (converted to natural gas) and radiator gravity heating system and it is the best, cheapest and most efficient system I’ve had (compared to forced air systems or early heat pumps I had prior). I have a 21st century programmable thermostat to automatically reduce heat at night and program it to run at even lower heat when out of town. I don’t touch the valves at the radiators at all ( but did have to replace a couple of them that were leaking after 100 years).

  26. JoeJoe says: 776 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    Having had a house that was heated with steam radiators, this is my understanding. Steam boilers produce steam, which rises up to the radiators, heating them almost instantly. Each radiator has a steam valve on the side which releases excess pressure. The pressure in these systems needs to be very low. When the thermostat stops calling for heat, the fire in the boiler goes out and it stops producing steam, thus making it very efficient. There should be only one pipe into the radiator. When the boiling stops, the water drains back to the boiler by gravity through the same pipe that the steam came up. The problem comes in because few know how much pressure is correct. I don’t remember what it should be. My house’s boiler was originally set to such a high pressure that the relief valves clanked and sputtered and spilled water on the floor. If you can find a knowledgable mechanic in your area, it can be a really good heat system. That is all that I remember about the subject.

  27. celesteceleste says: 63 comments
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    Lord Byron slept here! Decidedly delicious everything, the gardens, rooms, and especially the kitchen, in this castle in Italy dating to 13th century complete with it’s own church and the BEST KITCHEN.
    Over 8 million and 889 acres.

    https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-2945-yfy72q/piazza-lord-byron-roncofreddo-fc

  28. Bonita13Bonita13 says: 23 comments
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    Do the columns and porch look all wrong for this house?
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/813-East-Broadway-Monmouth-IL-61462/115759160_zpid/?

  29. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1148 comments
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    Two New Mexico fixers:
    1. A serious fixer, strangely fascinating, with no listing description, but there are 32 pics. Has had numerous price changes since 12/20. Has this been seen before on the shares? Seems familiar.
    1901 Adobe $90,000 Est. $348 /mo
    2 bed 1 bath 1,436 sqft 0.42 acre lot
    12010 NM 14, Cedar Crest, NM 87008 [Google identifies the route as Scenic. Town is 13 miles from Albuquerque.]

    2. I couldn’t resist the realtor’s ernest description: Here’s your chance to own a piece of history. The seller was told when they purchased this historic adobe building in Pinos Altos, that it was the second or third oldest home in Pinos Altos. There’s no way to prove that and the exact year of construction is unknown but believed to be in the mid to late 1800’s. The home is an adobe structure. There are no interior features, walls, plumbing, or much of anything else. The seller gutted the structure with plans to renovate and do an addition. They did shore up the roof and stucco the exterior to help preserve the house. There is water to the house, electric, a brand new septic system in place that has never been hooked up or used. Perfect for someone with an RV who wants a place to park the RV and then do some work to make the home work for them. This is an AS IS sale.
    1800’s Adobe $85,000 Est. $340 /mo
    Studio 600 sqft 9,583 sqft lot
    52 Main St, Pinos Altos, NM 88005 [8.5 miles north of Silver City.]

    A historic town with a population of 300. “…The town began in 1860 when three frustrated 49ers, Thomas Birch, Colonel Snively and another guy named Hicks, stopped to take a drink in Bear Creek and discovered gold…Roy Bean operated a mercantile here in the 1860s before moving to West Texas to gain fame as Judge Roy Bean “The Law West of the Pecos.”
    https://www.newmexico.org/places-to-visit/ghost-towns/pinos-altos/

  30. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12819 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is pending sale, drats! But thought it was worth a peek. $199,900 Has unpainted woodwork, nice kitchen (new old or old old?) c. 1900.
    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/307-W-Center-St_South-Wayne_WI_53587_M71006-59717

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