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Post a pic of your old house !

By: ish
3/28/2020 9:05 PM

A conversation started on another thread about old houses, so I thought it might be fun if everyone posted pics of their non-outer banks houses.

this should be fun

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By: Banks68
3/28/2020 9:50 PM

Found one!
Original part built in 1781 (the year Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown for all you history buffs). Expanded in the 1800’s. We added 1100 sf in 2009 ( which you can’t see in this pic)
This pic was taken 4 years ago. This past summer we had it scraped down to bare wood and repainted. We kept the same colors but it really pops now!



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By: ish
3/28/2020 10:38 PM

That’s beautiful

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By: colleen40
3/29/2020 8:57 AM

My old house in Rumson NJ



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By: ish
3/29/2020 9:43 AM

My old house in Rumson NJ

colleen40


We almost moved there a few years ago! I LOVE Rumson and the Salt Creek Grill
Your house looks like the quintessential shingled beach house and the hydrangea are amazing

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By: Banks68
3/29/2020 10:36 AM

Love it!
The hydrangea is beautiful!
I’ve been wanting to get some. Time to stop talking and start doing.
More houses, please

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By: JimmyZ
3/29/2020 12:18 PM

This was our house in East Hampton Connecticut for 34 years. The picture was taken just before we sold it to move to Florida.



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By: ish
3/29/2020 12:23 PM

Jimmy I think thats the biggest split that I've ever seen, the property with those huge trees look amazing.
What's the story did you build it, add onto it our what?

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By: JimmyZ
3/29/2020 1:15 PM

Jimmy I think thats the biggest split that I've ever seen, the property with those huge trees look amazing.
What's the story did you build it, add onto it our what?

ish


We bought the 3/4 acre lot before we were married. We got married in 1971 and had the four level split built in 1973. The house size was 1250 sq. ft. before we finished the second level into a rec room, laundry room and office. in 1989 we had a hot tub room and oversized two car garage built. The total ended up at 2100 sq. ft. of living area.

Here is a shot of the original house taken in 1973 after the ice storm that hit us two months after moving in.



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By: ish
3/29/2020 1:43 PM

Thanks Jimmy for the history
BTW that is a sweet 1967 Camaro !

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By: JimmyZ
3/29/2020 3:34 PM

Thanks Jimmy for the history
BTW that is a sweet 1967 Camaro !

ish


Silver Green, black vinyl interior, black vinyl top and the Rally Sport model with hidden lights. Bought it new when they first came out for $1,850.00. First new car.

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By: J4yDubs
3/29/2020 4:36 PM

Thanks Jimmy for the history
BTW that is a sweet 1967 Camaro !

ish


Silver Green, black vinyl interior, black vinyl top and the Rally Sport model with hidden lights. Bought it new when they first came out for $1,850.00. First new car.

JimmyZ

How was it in that snow? Laughing smiley

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By: ish
3/29/2020 5:05 PM

Thanks Jimmy for the history
BTW that is a sweet 1967 Camaro !

ish


Silver Green, black vinyl interior, black vinyl top and the Rally Sport model with hidden lights. Bought it new when they first came out for $1,850.00. First new car.

JimmyZ


It's nice to know that you've always been cool !

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By: JimmyZ
3/29/2020 5:15 PM

Thanks Jimmy for the history
BTW that is a sweet 1967 Camaro !

ish


Silver Green, black vinyl interior, black vinyl top and the Rally Sport model with hidden lights. Bought it new when they first came out for $1,850.00. First new car.

JimmyZ

How was it in that snow? Laughing smiley

J4yDubs


Sucked!
Rear wheel and chopped off in the back and heavy in the front. But nice looking. Lol!

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By: J4yDubs
3/29/2020 6:22 PM


Sucked!
Rear wheel and chopped off in the back and heavy in the front. But nice looking. Lol!

JimmyZ

As long as you look good doing it, doesn't matter how bad you do it. Got any other pictures of that pretty car?

John

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By: JimmyZ
3/29/2020 8:13 PM


Sucked!
Rear wheel and chopped off in the back and heavy in the front. But nice looking. Lol!

JimmyZ

As long as you look good doing it, doesn't matter how bad you do it. Got any other pictures of that pretty car?

John

J4yDubs


Somewhere in my slide connection. Probably never fin it. If I ever do find it I will post it.

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By: Robert
3/30/2020 12:08 PM

Home since 1979. Red Bank, NJ



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By: Robert
3/30/2020 12:11 PM

My old house in Rumson NJ

colleen40


Nice. Looks like in the "village" area of Rumson…..1st, 2nd, 3rd Street area.

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By: PaulOinMA
3/30/2020 12:30 PM

Neat pictures! Really like old houses.

Friend in South Glastonbury, CT bought a house dated to 1866 according to town records.

He is an attorney, and for fun went to town hall and was looking through old files. He got his house back to the 1790s. Mentioned it to the historical society, and they were very interested in what he found. Sent someone to look at the house. They said the foundation is much older than the house, and the house does look to date from the 1860s. Speculation was that there was a house fire.

He mentioned that his searching showed that the first owner from the 1790s died, and the wife remarried. The second husband also died. My friend found that records of their estates showed that they were pretty destitute. He also mentioned that he can't find their grave headstones in the town cemetery.

The historical society said that the first homeowners are probably buried in the yard, as was the custom back then if you couldn't afford a proper grave in the cemetery.

My friend showed me the footprint of the large old barn on the property. I later asked if he ever purchased a metal detector to check out the barn area, as he commented he was thinking of doing. Said that the idea of a metal detector was done when he was told that there are probably two bodies buried in the yard. Theeth smiley

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By: Banks68
3/30/2020 12:51 PM

Should definitely get out on his property with a metal detector!
We had a guy come out to our house a few years ago to spend some time with his detector. These two items were found.
The big one is a belt buckle and the small is a button. From his experience he said he was pretty sure they dated to the late 1700’s to early 1800’s.
We’ve got lots of these forged nails around.
It was amazing to see the hand hewn timber construction when we took down a wall 10 years ago to add on an addition and to think about the people who built our house back in 1781. We were the first to look at their work in almost 230 years!



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By: PaulOinMA
3/30/2020 3:57 PM

I found a forged nail in the woods here after we moved in. It was in surprisingly good shape. The area was heavily wooded when it was developed in the late 1980s and early 1998s. It was farmland two centuries ago.

We are right near the Mount Ward conservation land in town. It was named after Ebenezer Ward, who was killed by Indians during King Philip's war while riding from Sudbury, the town east of us, to Marlborough.

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By: colleen40
3/31/2020 7:57 PM

Nice. Looks like in the "village" area of Rumson…..1st, 2nd, 3rd Street area.

Hey Robert! No actually on Monmouth Ave off of Rumson Road. And actually our first house was in Red Bank on Fisher Place! Small world.

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By: Robert
4/1/2020 5:28 PM

Nice. Looks like in the "village" area of Rumson…..1st, 2nd, 3rd Street area.

Hey Robert! No actually on Monmouth Ave off of Rumson Road. And actually our first house was in Red Bank on Fisher Place! Small world.

colleen40


I know Monmouth Avenue, another nice area, but actually most all of Rumson is nice. Fisher Place and all the streets between River Road and the Navesink in Red Bank are great. We looked but too expensive at the time. We ended up buying on Irving.....love it but the streets on the river are so much more quiet.

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By: ish
4/1/2020 7:12 PM

Home since 1979. Red Bank, NJ

Robert


I love your house Robert, beautiful porch ! Does it have a garage?

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By: Robert
4/2/2020 6:55 AM

Home since 1979. Red Bank, NJ

Robert


I love your house Robert, beautiful porch ! Does it have a garage?

ish


Thanks Stephen. As you know, there is always a list of stuff to do/redo but still enjoy the old ones. Yes, I have a two car garage with a little attached tool shed. Good thing I don't have an SUV as most would not be able get into the garage.

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