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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 🙃
1209 Elm Street is handsome Second Empire/Chateauesque home located in the historic Over-The-Rhine (OTR) district. It was built in 1895 for Rudolph H. Reemelin, a prominent doctor and active citizen. In 1991, the Reemelin home was purchased by Tender Mercies, Inc., an organization that provides housing and other services for homeless individuals suffering from chronic mental illness. #Cincinnati #Cincy #OverTheRhine #OTR #ElmStreetCincy #SecondEmpire #Chateauesque #FrenchRenaissanceRevival #VictorianArchitecture #archi_ologie #oldhouselove #casasecasarios #houses_ofthe_world #beautifulhouseoldandnew #MansardMonday #TheAmericanHome #houseportrait #BrickStory #Brownstoner #CincyUSA #CincyRefined #OhioFindItHere #ThisPlaceMatters
Oh the symmetry! Oh the porch! This one is drool worthy!! 🤤 Thanks to @godzilla1950 for tagging ・・・ At 204 S. Patterson St...I was fooled by this charming house. I thought this gothic styled cottage may have been built in the 1860-70’s, but actually the home was constructed in 1903 by local carpenter Joe Hooper.... according to info found on old listing. The house faces the main drag in town next to a grocery store....😕 *fantasy* Wouldn’t it be grand to whisk this house away making it a summer cottage & plant it in front of a dappled sunlight lawn, leading down to a shimmering lake?? *sigh*😉 please swipe to see 3/4 view #victorian #victorianhouse #victorianarchitecture #victorianstyle #archi_ologie #archilovers #archilove #theamericanhome #housestalker #houseaddict #oldhouselove #brickstory #oldhouseenthusiast #iloveoldhouses #thisoldhouse #historichouse #houseportrait #ipulledoverforthis #loveofoldhouses #beautifulhouseoldandnew #houses_ofthe_world #casasecasarios #total_houses #houses_phototrip #chasing_facades #houseoftheday 🔹🔹🔹🔹Tag your prairie style, Art Deco, Midcentury and more tomorrow to #modmondayz
At 204 S. Patterson St...I was fooled by this charming house. I thought this gothic styled cottage may have been built in the 1860-70’s, but actually the home was constructed in 1903 by local carpenter Joe Hooper.... according to info found on old listing. The house faces the main drag in town next to a grocery store....😕 *fantasy* Wouldn’t it be grand to whisk this house away making it a summer cottage & plant it in front of a dappled sunlight lawn, leading down to a shimmering lake?? *sigh*😉 please swipe to see 3/4 view #victorian #victorianhouse #victorianarchitecture #victorianstyle #archi_ologie #archilovers #archilove #theamericanhome #housestalker #houseaddict #oldhouselove #brickstory #oldhouseenthusiast #iloveoldhouses #thisoldhouse #historichouse #houseportrait #ipulledoverforthis #loveofoldhouses #beautifulhouseoldandnew #houses_ofthe_world #casasecasarios #total_houses #houses_phototrip #chasing_facades #houseoftheday
Otis "Ode" Potter (1881-1974) was a general contractor who built a number of buildings in Wauconda, including the local school and the town barber shop. Considering his trade, he might have been responsible for the construction of his own home, a Chicago-style bungalow built in 1926, where he lived with his wife Amelia and three sons. . . #bungalowsunday #bungalow #1920shouse #1926 #oldhouse #theamericanhome #oldhousecharm #wauconda #waucondaillinois
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.
One of the first things we did for the house was clean up her yard. Definitely seemed like years of upkeep had not been done, being a rental home for many years it wasn't a big surprise. We have big plans for landscaping, removing the deck, pouring a porch, garden, fire pit, all the things, this coming spring/summer, but ya know, baby steps. . . . . . #thatbluebarnhouse #thisoldhouse #oldhouselove #restoration #architecture #oldhome #theamericanhome #oldhousecharm #historichome #americanarchitecture #housesofinstagram #renovation #interiordesign #vintage #mydomaine #homeiswheretheheartis #home #howihome #makingahouseahome #welcomehome #homesofinstagram #bhghome #dutchcolonial #curbappeal #gambrel #barnhouse #kclocalhomes #bhgre #plattecity #oldworldcharm
This poor little fella still needs to be cleaned, which I am hoping to do very soon....Sparkle Plenty to the rescue once more! This one sits in the foyer, right between the two entrance doors. I love the way green wallpaper reflects the light...it makes me think of the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz. . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldChandelier #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #oldlighting #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #emeraldgreen #wizardofoz #vintagechandelier #crystalchandelier #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
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
It took to mid-January, but it's finally happened. Southeast Michigan has finally gotten its first big snowfall of the season. The response to 4203 Trumbull last week was more than I could've ever expected (thanks for that), so I thought I'd pull out one from the vaults. This is from my Woodbridge trip from December 2017. Enjoy! #Detroit #Westside #WoodbridgeDetroit #QueenAnne #VictorianArchitecture #TrumbullAvenue #TrumbullAve #archi_ologie #oldhouselove #casasecasarios #houses_ofthe_world #beautifulhouseoldandnew #deserve2preserve #TheAmericanHome #houseportrait #BrickStory #RawDetroit #PureMichigan #PureMittigan #MotorCityShooters #PureDetroit313 #DepictTheD #VisitDetroit #Michiganders #ThisPlaceMatters #ThisPlaceMattersDetroit #MichiganPlacesMatter #SavingPlaces
115 Main St (1890) - this beautiful Victorian is appropriately home to one of our local architecture firms @pickell_architecture ⭐️👾
🇺🇸 Life is better with friends. Here when I walked in a dream with @jamiengrose 🏡🏘🏠 🇮🇹 Nella diretta di ieri, tra le altre cose, abbiamo affrontato l’argomento amicizia in America. In ogni diretta affronteremo un argomento e per poi spaziare a seconda anche delle vostre domande. Che dite vi piace questa idea? Lunedì ci sarà la prossima. Seguite le storie domani per scoprire con chi. Buon fine settimana 💗 #theamericandream #jerseygirls #newjersey #thisplacematters #victorianhouse #oldhousecharme #archi_ologie #captivatinghouses #queenanne #theamericanhome #americans #americanbloggers #njblogger #nycblogger #pinkflashesofdelight #gglocalgems #friendshipgoals #whpwanderlust #discovernewplaces #thisismylife #winter4igers
Park Ave (1861) - 🍧
Pittsburgh awnings forever ❤️
Pennsylvania Ave (1910) - love this bright, happy beauty in the snow
This picture is from this day in 2018 when we got a lot of snow and it seems as though we may be in store for a big storm this weekend. Looking forward to the beauty after the cleanup. Be safe if you have to go out in the storm! ❄️ #portsmouthnh #portsmouthlove #goportsmouthnh #atinybithuge #nh #visitnh #yankeemagazine #newengland #newenglandmuseums #historichousemuseum #historymuseum #oldhouse #moffattladdhouse #moffattladd #igersnh #ignewengland #newenglandcharm #theamericanhome #archi_ologie
Locust Lodge in Frontenac was built in 1853 and is a beautiful example of a Greek Revival home in Minnesota. It's tucked behind a lot of trees so it's very hard to get a good photo. Sadly the homeowner is not interested in keeping this home in surviving condition, and each year it's slowly deteriorates from neglect. I took this photo 6 years ago. When I saw it last year I was shocked at how much exterior rot there is now. #pleasepreserve #historichomesofminnesota #greekrevival #greekrevivalarchitecture #historicminnesota #oldhouseenthusiast #iloveoldhouses #oldhome #southernminnesota #outandabout #captureminnesota #alongtheway #thisplacematters #archi_ologie #theamericanhome #minnesota
Canadian Cottage Cutie 🇨🇦 ❤️
Living in Detroit, I don't get to see many Chicago Bungalows in person. But lo and behold, here is one such dwelling in Plymouth. It's certainly different than Craftsman-style bungalows we're used to in Michigan. #MetroDetroit #PlymouthMI #ChicagoBungalow #Bungalow #ArtsandCraftsArchirecture #archi_ologie #oldhouselove #casasecasarios #houses_ofthe_world #beautifulhouseoldandnew #TheAmericanHome #houseportrait #BrickStory #PlymouthRocks #PureMichigan #PureMittigan #DepictTheD #VisitDetroit #Michiganders #ThisPlaceMatters #MichiganPlacesMatter
At 29 College St.... this handsome Victorian started as a 2-room cottage in 1850. It has nicely grown up into a 3,900 sq ft manse! Thankfully it was saved from demolition in 1986 & fully restored! If you google address, you can still see the old listing with further history on house. #victorian #victorianhouse #victorianarchitecture #victorianstyle #archi_ologie #archilovers #archilove #theamericanhome #housestalker #houseaddict #oldhouselove #brickstory #oldhouseenthusiast #iloveoldhouses #thisoldhouse #historichouse #houseportrait #ipulledoverforthis #loveofoldhouses #beautifulhouseoldandnew #houses_ofthe_world #casasecasarios #total_houses #houses_phototrip #chasing_facades #houseoftheday
Time for some hardware porn! Look at these beauties and tell me you are not drooling! They belong to a closet door...a door that is most definitely in the wrong place, and in the wrong closet 🙄 but it will eventually be made right once again...For some reason someone in the past decided they wanted a new closet. To accomplish that they moved a radiator, blocked a window, altered the entire layout of the room, compromised the structural integrity of the house, and ignored the already functional closet, but what do I know, right? 🤷‍♀️ . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldDoors #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #oldwindows #oldhardware #vintagehardware #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
1 Main St - the Capner/Brodhead house (c. 1800)
another set of three photos from my new project, @historicflemington
"Victorian Vernacular" in the Cincinnati area is defined as a house built between 1870-1895 (this one dates from 1889), usually one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half stories high with clapboard or brick siding, a front porch, and a front gable usually with a window. Some of these homes have decorative detailing, mainly in the porch and gable. . . #victorian #victorianvernacular #1880s #oldhome #oldhouselove #archi_ologie #theamericanhome #fishscale #historicdistrict #covingtonky
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]
Alright...time to settle this once and for all....tell me, beautiful people...what creature do you see?!?! For some reason my brain, which is not under the effects of any poison of any kind, associates this with the Starbucks mermaid 🤷‍♀️ but what do YOU see?! Is it a mermaid? A mythological creature? A bird of sorts? A mutant fish?? Anyway, this...creature...whatever it is, is gracing the side of one of the many radiators throughout the house. Some of them are pretty simple and utilitarian, but some of those radiators have the most beautiful decorations in them...and at least two of them have the mutant fish from outer space. But no, seriously...if you know what this is, I need to know! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #radiator #art #castironradiator #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
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 .
This old house has the most BEAUTIFUL WOODWORK and the coolest wood doors!! 😍😍😍 See all the photos by clicking the link in bio! #archi_ologie #oldhouselove #captivatinghouses #iloveoldhouses #oldhouselovers #oldhousecharacter #theamericanhome #italianate #brickhouse #houseportrait #chasing_facades #oldhouse #oldhouses #boonville #boonvillemo #missouri #missourihomes
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been his 90th birthday with the 1912 clapboard parsonage in Montgomery that he called home between 1954-1960. Placed on the National Register in 1982, the historic house was restored in 2003 under the direction of church members. Much of the furniture in the living room, dining room, bedroom, and study was actually used by Dr. King. The parsonage was bombed several times when he lived there with his young family, but fortunately no one was injured. (Regrann from @notannakendrick ) . . #martinlutherkingjr #mlk #mlkjr #bornonthisday #civilrightsmovement #ushistory #historichome #nrhp #theamericanhome #montgomeryalabama
Love the details on that turret! 😍 . The Joseph and Anna Eichen House, built in 1890, is a lovely Queen Anne with a grand turret and fish scale shingles. If you get a chance to drive around the city of Stillwater, make sure to check out the houses on Pine Street! (Regrann from @historicminnesota ) . . #turrettuesday #turretlove #fishscale #queenanne #theamericanhome #towerlove #historicminnesota #historichouse #1890s #visitstillwater #stillwatermn #minnesota #historichomesofminnesota
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.
Even on a dreary day like today, the brick architecture of our neighborhood packs a visual punch. #cincinnati #eastwalnuthills #45206 #home #homestyle #homesweethome #oldhouse #oldhouselove #architecture #facade #theamericanhome
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
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