Mine St (1869) - one of the most stunning brick exteriors in town. This stately beauty stands guard over the "busy" downtown intersection of Main St & Mine.
Old house charm✨ Let’s just pretend that car isn’t there 🙃
Main St (1872) - work in progress. What do you think is in the very top of that tower? I imagine a very smart cat lives up there--rents the place out. The cat has a small business on the internet that pays the bills and allows for a few extra sardines on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. His favorite book is Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (large print) and he loves soft cheeses. I'd be very good friends with this cat.
We’re going full cozy over here on this freezing, snowy day ❄️ coffee✔️ candles ✔️ heated blankets ✔️ puppy snuggles✔️ Friends marathon✔️ my perfect winter day 😁
Happy Sunday! 💕❄️☃️
Welp, welcome. I'm Hannah, my husband's Matt and this is our blue barn house. It was never a barn, it's just shaped like one and that is the first thing people recognize about it. Technically it's just a gambrel roof. Anyways, this was our house 6 months ago. We sold our first home (which we loved dearly) in Kansas City and searched several months for the perfect "forever" home. We found it a little north of KC in the smaller town of Platte City, Missouri. And this is her, before she was even ours! She was a hard catch, lots of uncertainty and waiting trying to get her, but we did! As much as we needed her, she needed us. We aren't certain, and hope to find out more about her along the way, but she was built in the early 1900's. There have been a handful of owners that we know of in the past and was also rented out by many for close to 10 years up until we bought her. We've been told it was first built by a colonel, who lived next door, for one of his daughters. There seems to be some original aspects of the home that we would like to bring back to life, but also some poor update choices from previous owners that we would like to change or get back to it's roots. We have updated and restored some things during the first several months of being here, but still have so much to do and want to share it with you. We hope you enjoy following us while we make this house a home!
#thatbluebarnhouse #thisoldhouse #oldhouselove #restoration #architecture #oldhome #theamericanhome #oldhousecharm #historichome #americanarchitecture #housesofinstagram #renovation #interiordesign #vintage #retro #mydomaine #homeiswheretheheartis #home #howihome #makingahouseahome #bhghome #welcomehome #homesofinstagram #customhome #dutchcolonial #curbappeal #gambrel #barnhouse
Update: Broad St (1835) // I learned a good lesson this morning--no matter how good I think my spatial memory is, I'm not going to remember the exact location of every home I photograph every single time. I just bounced around on Google Maps for ten mins in the exact area I thought I took this (by the ball fields on Elwood Ave) and... couldn't find it. So I'll be bringing a notepad in the future. Or maybe this is finally the excuse I needed to start dictating to a voice recorder all the inane minutiae that relentlessly scattershots across the outer edges of my skullheadbrain. I'll update this when I find it again. And here's hoping tonight and tmw's storm doesn't cause havoc anywhere or ruin anyone’s weekend...
The wind was simply spitting snow today and I’m thankful to be nestled under my blankets inside. Whoever invented electric blankets needs a big, fat, sloppy kiss. ❄️❄️❄️
John George Lobstein, a Chicago lumber mill magnate and cabinet maker, built this 11-room Victorian on the 900 block of Elgin Avenue in Forest Park in 1894 for his second wife, Adaline Louis. Here they raised 9 children total. Considering he owned a lumber mill, it's no surprise that John Lobstein's home is full of lavish millwork, all made of different woods like cherry, oak, and birds-eye maple. Lobstein's son, Theodore, later ran a bank and real estate company near Elgin Avenue on Roosevelt Road.
Believe it or not, but this old home is considered to be haunted. A previous owner recalls hearing footsteps pace back and forth in the attic. Other strange occurrences: cold spots, the sound of a child running in the upstairs hall, ghostly figures in the window, and the sound of an explosion every November 6th. 😱
[Interior photos courtesy of the real estate listing]
#victorian #paintedlady #historichouse #archi_ologie #oldhouselove #theamericanhome #house #1890s #hauntedhouse #interior #househistory #forestparkil
115 Main St (1890) - this beautiful Victorian is appropriately home to one of our local architecture firms @pickell_architecture
Pittsburgh awnings forever ❤️
Pennsylvania Ave (1910) - love this bright, happy beauty in the snow
Canadian Cottage Cutie 🇨🇦 ❤️
1 Main St - the Capner/Brodhead house (c. 1800)
The Flemington train station began passenger service ten months before the last Confederate forces surrendered to the Union Army. It stopped service the same month that Ian Fleming published his first James Bond novel and that Mickey Mantle hit what is believed to be the longest home run in baseball history. It is now home to a bank. [July 1, 1864 - April 25, 1953 were the dates of service, for those curious-minded folk]
This could totally be my dream house 💛
What’s your favorite angle? 1, 2, or 3? I can’t decide! 🏰 This is the Truman Beckwith House (c. 1887; Hoppin, Read & Hoppin) on the East Side of #Providence
189 Main St (1880) - one of the best examples in town of the French Second Empire style, the first true Victorian style of the era (post Civil War). It's currently home to three separate apartments.
Hello there, my IG friends! It's time for another #52weeksofhome
photograph! This week we are looking at "House Portraits", and since I have already shown you pictures of the exterior I wanted to show you something different instead. The first picture is an illustration of what the house would have looked like back in the day when cars were still merely an idea in Henry Ford's head. This illustration is very similar to what the house loosk like today. The second picture is a portrait of the inhabitants of the house. For reference, they are sitting in the stairs where the horse's butt is 😁 Now, here is a dose of reality for you...you see that white, pristine, exterior color? Yeah...about that....that color was wonderful at a time when only horses were on the road. Nowadays and, being on Main St with the constant traffic of cars and 18 wheelers, the house is covered in soot from the exhausts. Because of this we had to make the painful but realistic decision to paint the house. Yes, I love it white. Historically, it has always been white, but I hate to see the white turn gray over and over, it's just impossible to maintain. Hopefully, if all goes as planned, come Spring/Summer she will get a facelift and a much needed fresh coat of paint in a color that will mask soot as much as possible so she can always look her best...
#VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #PaintedLady #HousePortrait #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #freshpaint #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #italianate #secondempire #exteriordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse