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Rare and Endangered: The Nelson Homestead

Telescope style - ever heard of it? It's one of my favorite vernacular phenomena. They're the homes with multiple attachments connected in a row and in decreasing size until, yes, the structure starts to take on the appearance of a telescope! They're usually created over time with the addition of several expansions to an original structure, but the Nelson Homestead is really interesting because it seems...

Let’s all put in $100 and save this thing, shall we?

Don't you hate it when you're looking all over for the perfect 56-room Neoclassical mansion and just can't find exactly what you're after? Found it. Silk-producing business tycoon George Dery built this home (silk was VERY lucrative at the time, if you're wondering) and spared absolutely no expense. Coffered ceilings, marble fireplaces, gorgeous stained glass (Tiffany, naturally!) and an indoor pool are...

Save This House! The Acworth Train Depot

by Melanie Moore Krogman.   Have you heard? The people of Acworth, Georgia are doing their best to land a very cool property in the right hands. We’d like to give special thanks to the Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society for tipping us off to this one!   This is an amazing opportunity to own the original freight room of the historic Acworth Train Depot PLUS a historic house that also sits on...

Save The Sock Monkey House!

by Melanie Moore Krogman.   You know those cute grey and red sock monkeys we see in toy stores? Yes! A piece of the story behind them lies within the walls of this charming, not too big, but not too small, perfectly petite, 1557-sq. ft. house. This Second-Empire style, two-story house in Rockford, Illinois boasts an amazing staircase, fireplace, and hardwood floors. It also retains its exterior...

Save This House! The Robert Meek House: Circa 1872

by Melanie Moore Krogman.   Do you dream of living in a beautiful brick Victorian house? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to save this house sitting on the hillside above the Des Moines River. No. 706 5th St. in Bonaparte, Iowa is an absolute JEWEL that is in need someone to love it again! All that you get for the price of $99,900 (yup, for all 4,308 sq. feet) far outweighs the areas that are...

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