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Victorian Envy: Kimberly Crest House

by Theresa Cacace (photo by William Liles) If you love CIRCA, then chances are you’re also head-over-heels for all things Victorian! To help feed our need for towers, turrets and spindles, we’ve employed the lovely Theresa of the uber-popular Facebook page Vintage Wonderlust to take as all around the country showcasing her favorite Victorian houses.   Kimberly Crest, a picturesque French chateau style home built in 1897, is a well preserved example of the Victorian Era in Southern California and was built originally for a very lucky Mrs. Cornelia Hill. Shortly after the home was sold to the Kimberly family in 1905 and the family continued to live at the home until 1979! At 7,000 square feet the building qualifies as a petite chateau and I can understand why. If you are lucky enough to visit I

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Take a peek… if you dare! Happy Halloween!

by Lauren Spinelli   All Hallows’ Eve is upon us, folks! It’s time to binge on fun size candy bars and listen for things to go bump in the night…at least that’s my plan ☺   As a treat for you (no tricks), I thought I’d share favorite pieces of vintage Halloween décor from my personal collection.   Take a peek… if you dare! Happy Halloween! var OB_platformType=3; var

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$399,500

Folk Victorian Farmhouse on 35 Acres

1740 Little Laurel Road Creston, , 28615
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  • 2,304 sq ft
  • 5 beds
  • 3 baths

A wonderful small farm! Features large barn with several outbuildings. Home has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, dining room, living room, den, kitchen, and the old spring trough (where they kept the milk). Several of the rooms feature tongue and grove wood (ceiling and floor). Step out of the second floor onto the balcony, sit on the swing and look out over the farm. Attic is large and could be an additional 2 rooms. Nice setting for a bed and breakfast. Farm currently has cattle on the side next to house and other is used for hay. This home and farm is a must see. Taxes are undetermined since this is being sold from a larger tract. Property is estimated to be around 35 acres but could be more. To be determined by buyer and

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$469,900

Chicago West Suburban Historic Home

301 N Catherine Ave La Grange Park, , 60526
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  • 1,904 sq ft
  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths

** OPEN HOUSE! Sunday Nov 2, 1:00 – 3:00 **   Charming 1879 Historic Victorian on beautifully landscaped 100×120 ft corner lot. Huge wrap-a-round porch w/screened room. Exterior completely repainted 2 yrs ago. 10 ft. ceilings, hardwoods on both levels. Spacious living & dining room. Walk-in pantry, main level bedroom w/built in book shelves. Bathrooms remodeled ’04. Sought after location just blocks from METRA, town & Ogden Grade School. Bring decorating ideas.   var OB_platformType=3; var

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$365,000

James H Ramesy – Putzel House

414 West Bank Street Salisbury, , 28144
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  • 3800 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths

Stately 1825-1833 Federal located in the West Historic District of Salisbury, NC. Walking distance to beautiful downtown restaurants, shops, library and the Meroney Theater and Norvell Childrens Theater. This meticulously restored home sits on one of the best blocks in the historic district and was purchased by prominent Salisburian , Dr Josephus Hall, in 1873 for his daughter and her family. This home has been featured twice on the Historic Salisbury Foundations annual October Tour. This 3,800 square foot home features numerous period details ,including a grand entry hallway, eight fireplaces, a beautiful, hand carved multi-level, wood staircase, original hart -of-pine & walnut floors with 12 ft. ceilings. There are two elegant 23 ft x 14 ft parlor living rooms on either side of the front entrance hall. The large master

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$525,000

Gleniffer

2736 College Street Jacksonville, , 32205
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  • 3,400 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths

Featured on the Today Show! Gleniffer was built by the Graham family in 1915. Heavy ornamental plaster on first and second floors. Original heavy brass light fixtures on first floor. Three fireplaces on first floor, two more on second floor. Home was built to commercial standards for the time, kitchen floor is 3″ thick reinforced concrete, walls and ceiling are metal lath covered with concrete and then a layer of special marble dust composition plaster (Graham Ornamental Plasterers, Jacksonville Fl approx 1910 – 1963).   Basement furnace room. Fully finished third floor with central air and fully floored side attics with space for closets or restroom. New lifetime stone coated roof in 2006. Home does need restoration. Three lots total. (width is approx 5 standard lots) Home was built in 1915. Current owner is the second

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$299,900

The William Chesley House

29571 Charlotte Hall Road Charlotte Hall, , 20622
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  • 2,324 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths

As described in the book, “Charlotte Hall, the Village that grew from a School,” The William Chesley House was constructed in the 18th century on real estate deeded from the Board of Trustees of Charlotte Hall Military Academy. Charming Cape Cod with History. Plenty of room, separate living spaces & rooms, approx. 2,400 sq ft, remodeled thru-out the years. Hardwood, updated kitchen, fireplace’s, mudroom & laundry room, screened in porch, plenty of yard, circular drive, new septic 2012, furnace 4 years old, Amish built garage w/loft. A chance to “Own a piece of history!” var OB_platformType=3; var

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