Hello. New to the forum. We just bought this house www.dkwarrenhouse.com and are looking for a chandelier to keep continuity. I have attached a picture of what we are looking for. Any ideas? Thankschand.jpgContinue
We recently purchased a stone/log home built in 1783. A portion of the house has been restored. We are remodeling the kitchen - taking down about 8 layers of drywall, horse hair plaster etc. to expose a huge fire place. It was quite fun!My question is about the the spring house we have on the property. It is a fairly large stone building. Built on or before the house. We are having it repointed right now which is not cheap but it should be beautiful when finished. It is three stories. The…Continue
Our complete rewire is coming along on our new 1903 home. Some sconces that are hand-carved wood were removed from the walls by the electricians. They are very unique and cool! The electricians say they cannot go back up and none of the antique lighting I have purchased can either because none of it is "UL" listed. The sconces I purchased from ebay were already rewired, but this doesn't seem to make a difference. I understand the electricians are working for a company and they have to make…Continue
Started by I love old houses! in Old Houses: 1900-1945 4 hours ago.
I have a problem (of course!). My kitchen drain pipe goes into the basement, where it empties into a tile which leads outside to the cistern. Yesterday, I noticed it was backing up into the basement, and ran a hose through the tile to try to open it up.The blockage is about 7 feet from the house, and so I went out to the access tile, which is also blocked up. After trying to wash it out with the hose, I finally decided to stick my arm down in there to see if I could feel anything.(I would not…Continue
Hello,My husband and I are in the process of buying a pre-1900 home. It has been very well maintained and is very lovely... we feel like there isn't much we need to do to make it suit our personal tastes! However, we discovered that a lot of old homes often had a section in the middle of certain rooms (dining/parlour rooms) where the floor was left intentionally unfinished because back in those times people just did that since they intended to cover those sections of flooring with large area…Continue
We have 5 Crates of Wall Travertine Wall tile. (non filled inclusions) Reclaimed from the Louis Schwitzer mansion that was demolished last year. yet to actually measure the sq. footage, but we will try. some have mitered corners. 1" thick. 1930's era. accepting best offer. Thanks for looking. IF this is in the wrong area, we apologize, seems swaps and sales has changed a bit since i posted on it years back. thanks.…Continue
Started by Greg Neff in Swaps and Sales yesterday.
Hello,I am new to the site and am hoping some one can help me with a question about my house. I have a ~1915 Victorian house in upstate NY.Here is an image of the house when we purchased it.Here is a scan of a photo we were given of the house back in the day.…Continue
The heirs of the GT Wilburn Estate are offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a genuine piece of Americana real estate. The heirs are seeking a visionary buyer to acquire this historic property. A unique investor who appreciates and will dedicate his/her ownership and stewardship to extend the 200- year history of this fantastic, legendary place in America’s history.…Continue
Our house was built in 1864. As the result of several renovations, there are about a dozen doors in our attic. They are heavy, solid wood doors.. I am sure they are worth something to the right person. We are located in DeKalb, Illinois. Any ideas?Continue
Our new lakefront cottage has a vintage look and I am trying to decide if an Arts & Crafts look or a Coastal look is more appropriate. I think an Arts & Crafts look is tougher to pull off but I really respect and admire that style. A coastal look may be more suitable to something that is lakefront and is easier with all that wicker and white paint. Any thoughts? I have attached a picture of the front. …Continue
I have turn of the early 1900's "replacement" windows and good old aluminum storms. Drinking straws make wonderful, easily removed gaskets. They even fit in the storm window bottoms. When I close a window, its tight!