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by Starr-Point
Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Paint Ideas for an 1860 Victorian in NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

There are a lot of fine and knowledgeable people here, but if you're in Jersey, you may be better off talking with the Cape May Historical Society et. al. They are justly famous for preserving old Vics, with the bonus that they understand local custom as well. Best of luck.
by Starr-Point
Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Deed Restriction
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

Well, you now know magnolia trees are softwood trees. They can be successfully transplanted, but not until fall. You don't want to be transplanting a tree that size up here this time of year unless you have no choice. We had a nice 15' magnolia tree that split this winter - it happens sometimes - an...
by Starr-Point
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Anyone trying to SELL their house
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

We feel your pain! Our first house sold in three days. The last one, though, took 4 months and we were worried to death about it selling at all. I think all the advice here is good - spruce up the big stuff, get rid of clutter, and clean like a fiend. Don't obsess over stuff they'll never notice, bu...
by Starr-Point
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bathroom
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Might have been a boiler, but could also have been a water tank for the boiler or a general water tank. Our house had a water storage tank in what is now the upstairs bath that held water pumped from the spring, then was gravity-fed to the rest of the house.
by Starr-Point
Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Stupid Previous Owner Money-Saving Ideas, Part II
Replies: 105
Views: 23973

Iowa4, I just can't imagine people doing that. What's worse, what would possess people to rip out and/or cover wood like that and then just toss it? I mean, it was their house, they had the right to change it, but were they really that clueless? They couldn't have put it in the garage? Hard to belie...
by Starr-Point
Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Settle a difference of opinion...
Replies: 13
Views: 1655

I really think you need to accept common real estate practices as your guide, or you'll end up counting large closets as "potential home office" and dirt cellars filled with snakes and spiders as "wine lover's paradise". Bathrooms are always counted separately, and hallways and closets don't count. ...
by Starr-Point
Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Interior pocket shutters
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Obviously no one jumped in with an idea. I've only seen a few sets of them, all in Georgian style homes. Maybe one of the Colonial Homes type magazines would have something?

Sorry I have nothing better...
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: You know you're an old house owner if ...
Replies: 664
Views: 439633

Don't feel bad. On a train recently, a college/grad student turns around and she asks "Paul McCartney played bass for the Beatles, right?" I agreed, then she turns and says to her friend "See, I told you Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings!" Not only did I feel old, I felt like throttling them...
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Green (environmentally sensitive) Cabinet Makers?
Replies: 16
Views: 3495

I've called him twice this week and he hasn't called me back. He may be on spring break with his kids.

He's not really a business, just a guy who does some work on the side for friends. I'll post when I get hold of him - he's a bit of a privacy freak.
by Starr-Point
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: You know you're an old house owner if ...
Replies: 664
Views: 439633

I bow in the presence of obvious masters...