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by avjudge
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1850s details/aesthetics — Missing, how to regain? Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Re: 1850s details/aesthetics — Missing, how to regain? Help!

True salt boxes go way back to the 1700s & are fairly common in New England. Actually the 1600s, but obviously those aren't very common (any more)!! Wikipedia actually has lots of pictures of saltboxes if you want to confirm if that's what yours is before you get around to posting that picture (two...
by avjudge
Thu May 27, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Can anyone help identify my 1857 house?
Replies: 20
Views: 7741

Re: Can anyone help identify my 1857 house?

The door trim all seems more modern to me, I've never seen any like that in an older house that was original. No, the interior door trim looks to me to be very similar to my 1870ish Mansard. I attached a photo - is this it? Mine is a "tract development" house, everything stock & identical to the ot...
by avjudge
Fri May 14, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Anyone interested in greening their home?
Replies: 47
Views: 12400

Re: Anyone interested in greening their home?

EPA is wrong wherever clean energy is an option (wind/solar/water). Except of course that when you use the electrons from that dam, someone else can't - since it (and all the dammed rivers in the country + hydro quebec, and all the wind farms and solar installations) cover a very small % of the ele...
by avjudge
Mon May 10, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Decorative plates (china)
Replies: 21
Views: 8268

Re: Decorative plates (china)

I hate to dust! And by hate of course, I mean that I don't dust, unless my mother is coming to visit! :oops: Me, too. But I've been watching the shelves (dark bookshelves with dark doodads on them) in my LR as they gather (light-colored) dust over the months, thinking "I really need to dust those,"...
by avjudge
Sun May 09, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: You choose my house color(s)!
Replies: 17
Views: 2504

Re: You choose my house color(s)!

You would probably want to focus on craftsman homes. Rob Schweitzer is a genius when it comes to picking historic colors, and placing them appropriately. Except the house he did here on Central St. in Somerville - I agree with the Historic New England color lady, it's a miss. Not that he hasn't don...
by avjudge
Thu May 06, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Brooklyn Rowhouse - Opinions on Condition
Replies: 22
Views: 8903

Re: Brooklyn Rowhouse - Opinions on Condition

AVJudge, are you referring to the ad that says "Only $16.40 more for that bath tub in COLOR!" ? I believe it says The completing touch---Kohler "Octachrome" [or Octochrome?] fittings in chromium plate. Wow, could you read that? I thought I was looking at the best resolution, and it just looked like...
by avjudge
Wed May 05, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Brooklyn Rowhouse - Opinions on Condition
Replies: 22
Views: 8903

Re: Brooklyn Rowhouse - Opinions on Condition

Melissa, "fabulosity"? Is that a real word? :D I say it is now! I just noticed the close-up of the faucets in the 1929 pictures - those look exactly like the ones in the house I grew up in! Its bathrooms were put in in the late 20s, possibly 1929 - dated by the style & the date on the toilet lid (I...
by avjudge
Wed May 05, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Neighbor Diplomacy
Replies: 33
Views: 8950

Re: Neighbor Diplomacy

Those are hilarious!
by avjudge
Wed May 05, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: My PO Fell Down The Stairs
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: My PO Fell Down The Stairs

I appear to be completely ghost-free! Of course, it could just be me - my new neighbor swore that her house had bad spirits (she thought it was the PO that she found after she bought it had committed suicide there, but was told no, this bad mojo was of long standing), but I never felt a thing there....
by avjudge
Wed May 05, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: The furniture we found around the house
Replies: 14
Views: 4475

Re: The furniture we found around the house

Wow, you are so lucky to have had such great stuff in your house! Mine was empty when I got it. The only thing approaching a great find was that one of the extra doors in the carriage house upstairs appears to have been an original exterior (back) door -- so I used it when I put a side door on the c...