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Posted 3 years ago

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I purchased the American Foursquare house in 1995. I just love how simple and relaxing the house is. In the first picture you can see I've added the canvas awnings and the wrought fence in the front and the landscape trying to keep it in the period it was built. The house was built in the 1920's. In the second picture I'm looking out the back porch at the two garages and all the landscaping that I've done. I love to landscape! It's a labor of love! In the third picture looking down the alley to the front of house and main street. The forth is just another angle of the front of the house. This house has been a blast filling it with antiques and collectibles. I love living in town and keeping the house up just like back in the day when it was built.

Michael

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Very nice house, you have done a great job!
    That is very similiar looking to my grandmothers house. The plans for her house were purchased from Sears, and was built sometime right after the turn of the century.
  2. shughs shughs, 3 years ago
    Absolutely beautiful Michael!
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you trunkman!
    Thank you ttomtucker!
    Thank you packart-place! Also thanks for the nice compliment and the comment!

    Michael
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you chevy59!
    Thank you shughs for the love and the awesome compliment!

    Michael
  5. pspaws1 pspaws1, 3 years ago
    What a lovely home and well loved too! :)
  6. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Nice job, I really love your back yard.
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you pspaws1 for the love and the nice comment!
    Thank you EJW-54 for the love and the compliment!
    Thank you MooreAntique for the love!

    Michael
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    If you lived a little closer, I would stop by for a visit, just to sit on that lovely front porch/veranda, love the colour.
  9. antiquevintagegirl antiquevintagegirl, 3 years ago
    Very beautiful home and landscaping....looks so inviting.
  10. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    You missed a weed in your yard, just kidding. Looks great Michael!
  11. RonM RonM, 3 years ago
    Mike thats a great place.
  12. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Gorgeous place Michael !!!! Love the landscaping !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly for the love! If your ever my way stop in for some ice cold tea on that front porch or the other two!

    Michael
  14. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you antiquevintagegirl for stopping in and leaving the nice compliment!

    Michael
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you RonM for stopping by and loving my house and the compliment!
    Thank you Hedgewalker for the love and the awesome compliment!
    Thank you chevy59 for pointing out that weed! lol

    Michael
  16. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you jamiedpt for the love!
    Thank you ThriftyGypsy!
    Thank you Designer!

    Michael
  17. stepback_antiques stepback_antiques, 3 years ago
    Beautiful house!
  18. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you rocker-sd!
    Thank you sanhardin!
    Thank you trukn20!

    Michael
  19. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you pickrknows!
    Thank you BELLIN68!
    Thank you egreeley1976!

    Michael
  20. Bootson Bootson, 3 years ago
    Seeing a place that well maintained says a lot (good things) about the people who live there. My place is a bit more "camouflaged".

    Does your gas pump work? Can you fill it up to take the edge off the rising gas prices?
  21. Signaholic Signaholic, 3 years ago
    Michael, this place of yours is pure perfection, my wife and I love it!
    I know you gotta love livin there.
  22. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Bootson for stopping by and looking around! Also thanks for that nice compliment, I do take alot of pride in my yard! I have a tank under the ground and gas is 29 cents a gallon, lol I wish!!

    Michael
  23. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Perry and thank your wife for that great compliment! It took me about five years landscaping, but it was all worth it. My brother and some friends help me build the big garage and last year I paid a guy to make the carriage garage bigger. Things have all come to together after many years. The back yard was on the garden tour last year and all the proceeds went to the animals. It truley is a labor of love. Again thank you for the kind words! :-)

    Michael
  24. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you stepback-antiques for the nice compliment!
    Thank you kerry10456!
    Thank you tlmbaran!

    Michael
  25. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you jhimes for the love! Hope you and the wife are doing well and finding all kinds of treasures for that 1920's house! :-)

    Michael
  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you LoriLovesVintage!
    Thank you SuperSLO!

    Michael
  27. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you tootsprior for stopping by and looking around the house and showing some love!

    Michael
  28. Nova, 3 years ago
    The "perfect" house for storing all your vintage treasures!
  29. leighannrn leighannrn, 3 years ago
    Such a beautiful old house, love your yard and the gas pump in the back!
  30. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Nova for the love and the nicest comment anyone could have left! :-)

    Michael
  31. Chevelleman69 Chevelleman69, 3 years ago
    Me and my wife love your house and yard!
  32. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Chevelleman69 for the love and the nice comment!

    Michael
  33. jameyrd jameyrd, 3 years ago
    My family has a cottage/condo in Hamilton, IN and when I go driving, this is the type of house I love looking at! Let me know when I can stop by for a beer (or iced tea) on that great porch!
  34. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you jameyrd for stopping by and showing some love on my old house!
    Stop by anytime for that ice cold tea on the front porch!

    Michael
  35. Dottie Dottie, 3 years ago
    The beautiful yellow house on Green St,it's just as I pictured it to look.I can see why you love it there.It must have been so much fun fixing it up and hunting for your antiques.
    And...It will soon be warm enough to have ice tea on the porch,lucky guy!
  36. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Dottie for stopping by and the kind words! You are welcome to stop by and have a glass of ice tea anytime! :-)

    Michael
  37. jmack, 3 years ago
    Does the single garage open from both sides?
    I just want a second garage!

    House is beautiful..the off set garage really gives it the perfect foursquare feel.
    In my old neighborhood there were a lot with side entering garages...I always admired that view. Having both is gives it that slight unique look.
  38. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you jmack for the love! Yes the single garage opens from both ends. Again thanks for the kind words!

    Michael
  39. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Stonie for stopping by and loving my house!

    Michael
  40. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you chrissylovescats for the love! :-)

    Michael
  41. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Most peoples dream home, Lovely!
  42. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you inky for taking the time to stop by and showing some love and leaving the very nice comment!

    Michael
  43. rustyboltz rustyboltz, 2 years ago
    great looking home. looks like you have gone back in to the future officialfuel. It appears it has been a labor of love. keep up the good work.
  44. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you rustyboltz for the love and the awesome compliment!
    Thank you crswerner!

    Michael
  45. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you WinterWolf for the love on my old house!

    Michael
  46. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Women34 for stopping by and showing some love on my house!

    Michael
  47. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Irishlmg60 for stopping by this morning and showing the old house some love!

    Michael
  48. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you toolate2 for showing love on the old house!

    Michael
  49. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Vontrike for the love!

    Michael
  50. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you lmundell for the love on the yellow house on Green Street! :-)
    Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  51. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you ttomtucker for the love!

    Michael
  52. Vwcollector, 2 years ago
    Awesome house! How many square feet is it? Because we used to have an old house like this and it was pretty big
  53. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Vwcollector for stopping by and looking at the house and the nice comment! It's about 2700 square feet.

    Michael
  54. Vwcollectorv, 2 years ago
    Your welcome... Ours is a 3200 square foot home....
  55. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you cocacoocoo for the love!

    Michael
  56. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Kathycat, here's a picture of the house.

    Michael

  57. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    Hi Michael,
    Now I know why I missed it. I only started going on CW a few months ago. Just as I though, it is BEAUTIFUL. Kathy
  58. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thanks again Kathycat for the love! :-)

    Michael
  59. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the love!

    Michael
  60. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you AntigueToys for the love!

    Michael
  61. sugargirl sugargirl, 2 years ago
    What a beautiful home you have.
  62. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love and the nice compliment!

    Michael
  63. Hems303 Hems303, 2 years ago
    Hi Michael, just trawling through the members I'm following and found this. You are a very lucky man, just sublime. As an artist I'm always always on the hunt for "pefection" i.e. the "Golden Section or Ratio" and the perfect "composition" etc. etc. ....you HAVE achieved perfection here! I've seen picturesque, photogenic properties that must have cost huge sums of money but none can come close to this near perfection you have here!
  64. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Hems303, I want to thank you for the love on my labor of love!! I cannot express enough the awesome comment and compliment you left, you truly are an artist on words! Have a great weekend fellow collector! :-)

    Michael
  65. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you pawis for the love! Have a great weekend!! :-)

    Michael
  66. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    great style house -- you did a nice job both inside and out -- you have great taste in home, furniture, lamps and of course scarlett is outstanding
  67. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you epson233 for stopping by and showing some love and the awesome compliment!! :-)

    Michael
  68. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    your most welcome -- happy holidays and good luck with the pickin -- you got that special eye
  69. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you pops52 for the love! Have a great day!!

    Michael
  70. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Eyewideopen for the love! Thanks for loving several of my items today and have a great week!

    Michael
  71. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL....
  72. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Moonstonelover21 for the love and the nice compliment!

    Michael
  73. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you kygurl32 for the love! Have a great weekend! :-)

    Michael
  74. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you wpj for the love! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Michael
  75. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you AmberRose for the love! Have a great Friday!

    Michael
  76. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you BHock45 for the love!

    Michael
  77. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Great job! Lovely work and landscaping. We lived in a very similar house on a farm in Iowa. I remember that front porch. When mom ripped up the carpets she found a 3" hole that went from 2nd floor to basement and a neighbor told her there had been a still in the house during prohibition. We sold the farm in the late 80's but the house was moved sometime in the 90's and not torn down.
  78. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you valentino97 for the love and the comment! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  79. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you aeon for the love!

    Michael
  80. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you rikanddonna for the love!

    Michael
  81. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you DrFluffy for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  82. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Aimathena for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  83. officialfuel officialfuel, 12 months ago
    Thank you farmlady for the love!

    Michael
  84. officialfuel officialfuel, 11 months ago
    Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER for the love!

    Michael
  85. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 months ago
    Thank you mtg75 for the love!

    Michael
  86. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 months ago
    Thank you dirrtydavve for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  87. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    It really is such a great house. So pristine, beautifully kept. Goes to show not all collectors are hoarders ;)
  88. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 months ago
    Thank you Aim for the awesome compliment!

    Michael
  89. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 months ago
    Thank you Beachbum58 for the love!

    Michael
  90. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 months ago
    Thank you smiata for the love!

    Michael
  91. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 months ago
    Thank you Lady_Picker for the love!

    Michael
  92. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 months ago
    Thank you snowman3 for the love!

    Michael
  93. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 months ago
    Oh please just amazing!!
  94. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 months ago
    Thank you Virginia.vintage for the love and the kind words! Have a great day! :-)

    Michael
  95. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 months ago
    Enjoy your day too officialfuel and thanks so much for your words :) !!

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