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The Antiquated Home

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by RainierHooker, May 8, 2018.

  1. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
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    One thing I can be proud of is attaining a hat-trick in the realm of the old; I've got old cars, an old boat, and an old house. I'm sure there are others out there in HAMB-land that are right there with me, but incase you need motivation for this particular flavor of masochism, here's a couple shots of my living room in our 1907 house, styled in a 1940s nautical/tropical/streamline flavor...

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    Any other like minded luddites here?
     
  2. Vanness
    Joined: Aug 5, 2017
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    I like where this is going. I’ll snap some....
     
  3. woodz
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
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    His is cool, love to see more


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  4. Very nice place there Rainier. We have a (too) big Prairie Style/ Four Square east of you in the desert. They built the barn in ought five and then cut/dried the wood in the barn for a year and built the house in ought six. My folks were antique dealers so there’s a mix of old with our newer stuff but Pops didn’t consider ‘40s to be antique- he said that’s just used! Same as cars, he figured if it was made after the War it was a modern car — Anyway our “old” stuff is 1880s or back.


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  5. Tim_with_a_T
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
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    I've got a '40s retro-remodel in the works that's not near photo worthy yet (and probably won't be for a long time). Fun for sure though. I've found the furniture, light fixtures, appliances, and plumbing fixtures to be very affordable compared to car parts. I'll see if I have some pictures I'm not ashamed of.
     
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  6. Tim_with_a_T
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
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    A couple 1940s chairs I found that will need reupholstered. They were made by Biltwell in Portland back in the day. I found a cool little hand carved wood table and a gutted 1938 Stewart Warner radio, which I didn't feel guilty about putting Bluetooth speakers into. I recently found some pretty sweet speaker grille fabric, which I have yet to install (as well as paint the bake-lite SW knobs as this radio originally had wooden ones I didn't care for).

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    Right after I found those chairs, I got ahold of a really nice reupholstered 1940s couch and matching chair (chair not pictured). I've had the 1937 Stewart Warner radio for awhile now. The veneer on top is a little beat up, but it works! The house has vertical grain fir flooring underneath the laminate flooring shown in the picture. It will need some work, but I think it's savable.

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    I found a couple really nice, complete waterfall style Art Deco 1930s-40s bedroom sets, of which I don't have super great pictures of.

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    Another couple of cool Deco items - a ONE PIECE 1935 Crane Monada toilet and a 1938 Crane Neuvogue sink, which is supposedly quite sought after. I have almost enough vintage Crane $#!+ to retro-remodel my existing bathroom and kitchen, and add a second master bathroom. Anyway, fun to find the stuff. Thanks for sharing your living room (and boat from the other thread). I enjoyed them!

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  7. vintage6t
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
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    Those Art Deco pieces are great. Here's a few shots of my KEM Weber love seat and side chairs. 20180507_085819.jpg 20180507_085319.jpg

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  8. vintage6t
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    Old house here too. I live in a fully restored 1835 Greek Revival farmhouse. I say restored instead of renovated because it was put back to original as much as practically possible. 20180508_193714.jpg 20180508_193812.jpg 20180508_193929.jpg 20180508_194015.jpg

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  9. Vintage61.
    Beautiful home. Can’t imagine the amount of work and cost involved.
     
  10. vintage6t
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    Thanks for the kind words. It was totally dilapidated when I bought it in 1996. Many starts and stops along the the way due to $. Took 15 years to complete but that's a lot faster than my new neighbor at the time predicted which was 'never'!

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  11. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
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    My wife and I just bought this place earlier this year.

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    Built between 1750 and 1778 by Captain Jotham Cummings. Plymouth NH was incorporated in 1763, so it is one of the first homes built in the area.

    This pic hangs in the house. It is from the early 1900s. A pic of the Glover family (twins Elmer and Harold, sister Ada) who lived the house from the 1880s until 1956.

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    The house has been renovated alot over the years, extensively in the 1980s, so some historic details have been lost. It has 4 working fireplaces and still has the indian shutters in the dining room.

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    We have been to the County Records office and have copies of the deeds from the 1770s through the 1960s. Still doing research and networking to find out more history.

    Also- it appears I am related to the original settler/builder, 11th cousins 7 times removed.
     
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  12. Tim_with_a_T
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    @vintage6t - those door frames are really neat!
     
  13. vintage6t
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    Thanks, they are a hallmark of Greek Revival architecture. There are many variants and mine being an old farmhouse are pretty plain.





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  14. What beautiful homes some of you have. Never expected that from a bunch of Hotrod hoodlums.

    Here’s mine. Zoar Home. Called the Treasurers House. 1877. New compared to others in the Village.

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  15. catdad49
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    You guys are killing me with all this old stuff! All I/we have is a 1942 house filled with mostly old furniture!



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  16. Vanness
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    35986724-8AF6-4C5C-B273-8C8564BA85BD.jpeg 56828FDA-44FC-44E7-AC99-2DAA5FE4F4C6.jpeg B7F19F18-CD0E-42EF-ABF8-AC3CFABD3619.jpeg 9BE79121-0B40-4A1D-BABA-817717E37C79.jpeg Well. Here is my farm house sink.. along with 100 year old backsplash tin from
    Barn roof for backsplash.
    Island made from America. chestnut from barn my wife and I took down. Dated 1870-1890. All came from beams.
    Some decor. And all my house is wood plank floor salvaged from barn removal. Chestnut: pine: hemlock. All tongue and grooved.

    We are on the young side.. wife 36 I’m 37. All built 7 years ago (ish).
     
  17. maplefrm
    Joined: Aug 15, 2010
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    I am happy to see that there are some HAMB people with really old houses since that is what we like. We are enjoying seeing where other people live and their collections. Those of you out East are really lucky to get what we consider the very best in house styles and architecture. Being in Central Illinois, we are a lot more limited. 1830 is a really old house here so our simple 1866 house works for us. Included here are pictures as purchased at auction in 1992 and more recent pictures after years of renovation (by us). Our taste in furniture is early to mid 1800s and mostly in the original finish (even though I refinish furniture for a living).

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  18. F&J
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    I will take some pics of my very unfinished "empire" soon.. I am 66 and "don't give a good shit" anymore.. I do what I want now. Pics below of a local home owned by a very elderly, very fit, woman named Andy. The first time I met her walking near there, she said that place was "owned by a woman friend of hers" ???

    I simply asked her about that house being like those at the Ocean.. She said her friend grew up in Mystic Ct on the Ocean. LOL..She found that ornate cast iron spiral staircase in a backyard of a home here in my town, then she went NUTZ!! She had the "widows walk" built up on the roof!

    She has SO many oddball things all over the place! I have never been IN the home, but I sure as shit will...she invited me to the Christmas party held ON her dead end road..Bonfires in the street, caroling, her husband opens all their windows and doors so he can be heard playing the piano!

    I am building a roof-edge deck at gutter-height, with a firepit !! on my place as time/money permits. I propped up My spiral staircase for now, and actually had supper up there two nights ago! I have a LOT of wild stuff going up on that deck already.. I WILL also have the tallest flagpole W/weathervane, in the whole damn State!



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    ^^ see the two longhorn bulls sitting on the right side roof? She said the tale of what that is for, some good charma deal? And the big Dragonfly on the left side of the house siding...And at Christmas she has white lights on that end of a shooting star...cool as chit!


    BELOW pics:..Ok, another eclectic home here in town, also on the same Railroad tracks, but further up river..also owned by an "Andy".. Lol..but a 42 yr old guy.. Wild shit everywhere.. I will get more pics of his place this year. WHY BE NORMAL!!!!
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  19. alfin32
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    Fantastic!!
     
  20. Bugsy
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    There are some really nice places so far in this thread!! I'll throw mine in. Nothing fancy or 100% period like some but it's a typical bungalow that was built in 1920. Has the alley access, detached, Model T garage. The newest house on the street was built in '32. Lined with huge, live oaks that were planted in the 30's. I've never lived in a new house as I love the character of the old ones and the feel of the neighborhoods.
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  21. catdad49
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    Bugsy, our house is somewhat like yours and it (like others in the neighborhood) had a Model T garage when we purchased it. I really was looking for a bungalow, but at the time (approx 15 yrs. ago) the realtor said most were in rather bad areas. Oh, well. Pics coming.
     
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  22. Ok belly ache time.

    My place was a home my wife and I admired our whole lives. 35 yrs ago as a young couple without a pot to piss in, we would walk pass the place and just drool.
    13 yrs ago, It so happened we were in town and seen an open house sign out front.
    I told my wife let’s finally look inside our dream home.
    Two weeks later I said what the hell did I just do???
    Now, I didn’t even think about the time spent everyday to fix some damn thing. Never much free time and money is a total different story.
    I wouldn’t have it any other way.
     
  23. catdad49
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    I know exactly how you feel. In my hometown, there was a Victorian that always caught my eye. As the years progressed it fell into disrepair, but eventually someone came along and saw it for what it Could Be. No, it wasn't me, but I wish it was! Just grateful that it is once again Loved. Thanks for the memory jog, pics?!
     
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  24. guffey
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    fixer upper or terror down 0n almost 3 acres
     
  25. fleetside66
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    I have the original blueprints on this one & they were signed the week I graduated from high school in '64. I guess that makes me "antiquated" too.
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  26. KKrod
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    My 1953 model house in "as found" condition.


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  27. apenglish64
    Joined: Apr 22, 2014
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    Do you have a garage? I'm completely obsessed with mid-century homes but so many have carports and not garages. I'll post some plans I had for a 'car centered' house in this thread later...
     
  28. apenglish64
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    I found this in a House Beautiful compilation book, produced in the early 60s. It's a feature for a house in Texas that claimed that the reality of houses is that "the entrance to the house is the closest door to where you parked whether it's the front door or the garage door." So they built this home with the garage as a foyer/reception room with nice tile on the floor and plants and a bench which leads straight to the front door via a very nice walkway.

    Either way, I nerded out on this being a mid-century house that actually cares about cars and where they are parked. 18191304_10213219776197817_234387623_n.jpg 18191112_10213219780997937_1137493300_n.jpg 18191138_10213219783838008_982100043_n.jpg 18191138_10213219783838008_982100043_n.jpg
     
  29. I love this addition to the Hamb. Here's a picture of my antiquated home. It's on 50 acres and was built in 1926. Was one of the 1st houses in the area to have electricity using a waterwheel and generator that sat in the creek out front. The car is a 1927 Chrysler I restored for my dad about 8 years ago (his 1st car) DSC03701.JPG
     
  30. This was our first House. A great old farm house, with a wrap around porch. It had a great open center staircase with all oak hard wood floors, and a neat summer kitchen. But my wife likes new stuff. :rolleyes: { So the rest of the story} 20170414_150354.jpg So she wanted us to build a new house, and I wanted a garage. { had to use my dad's garage back then}. So a happy wife, a happy life as they say. So we built a new contemporary house. A new house for her, and a new garage for me. {Happy Happy Happy}:) But I still loved that old house, and all old STUFF! ;) Ron....
     
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