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    Posted 7 years ago

    officialfuel
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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. 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

    Comments

    1. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Absolutely beautiful Michael!
    3. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you chevy59!
      Thank you shughs for the love and the awesome compliment!

      Michael
    5. pspaws1 pspaws1, 7 years ago
      What a lovely home and well loved too! :)
    6. EJW-54 EJW-54, 7 years ago
      Nice job, I really love your back yard.
    7. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 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, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Very beautiful home and landscaping....looks so inviting.
    10. chevy59 chevy59, 7 years ago
      You missed a weed in your yard, just kidding. Looks great Michael!
    11. RonM RonM, 7 years ago
      Mike thats a great place.
    12. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous place Michael !!!! Love the landscaping !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    13. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you antiquevintagegirl for stopping in and leaving the nice compliment!

      Michael
    15. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you jamiedpt for the love!
      Thank you ThriftyGypsy!
      Thank you Designer!

      Michael
    17. stepback_antiques stepback_antiques, 7 years ago
      Beautiful house!
    18. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you rocker-sd!
      Thank you sanhardin!
      Thank you trukn20!

      Michael
    19. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you pickrknows!
      Thank you BELLIN68!
      Thank you egreeley1976!

      Michael
    20. Bootson Bootson, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you stepback-antiques for the nice compliment!
      Thank you kerry10456!
      Thank you tlmbaran!

      Michael
    25. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you LoriLovesVintage!
      Thank you SuperSLO!

      Michael
    27. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you tootsprior for stopping by and looking around the house and showing some love!

      Michael
    28. Nova, 7 years ago
      The "perfect" house for storing all your vintage treasures!
    29. leighannrn leighannrn, 7 years ago
      Such a beautiful old house, love your yard and the gas pump in the back!
    30. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you Nova for the love and the nicest comment anyone could have left! :-)

      Michael
    31. Chevelleman69 Chevelleman69, 7 years ago
      Me and my wife love your house and yard!
    32. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you Chevelleman69 for the love and the nice comment!

      Michael
    33. jameyrd jameyrd, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you Stonie for stopping by and loving my house!

      Michael
    40. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you chrissylovescats for the love! :-)

      Michael
    41. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Most peoples dream home, Lovely!
    42. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 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, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you rustyboltz for the love and the awesome compliment!
      Thank you crswerner!

      Michael
    45. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you WinterWolf for the love on my old house!

      Michael
    46. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you Women34 for stopping by and showing some love on my house!

      Michael
    47. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you Irishlmg60 for stopping by this morning and showing the old house some love!

      Michael
    48. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you toolate2 for showing love on the old house!

      Michael
    49. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you Vontrike for the love!

      Michael
    50. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you lmundell for the love on the yellow house on Green Street! :-)
      Have a great weekend!

      Michael
    51. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you ttomtucker for the love!

      Michael
    52. Vwcollector, 6 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, 6 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, 6 years ago
      Your welcome... Ours is a 3200 square foot home....
    55. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you cocacoocoo for the love!

      Michael
    56. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Kathycat, here's a picture of the house.

      Michael

    57. Kathycat Kathycat, 6 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, 6 years ago
      Thanks again Kathycat for the love! :-)

      Michael
    59. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the love!

      Michael
    60. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you AntigueToys for the love!

      Michael
    61. sugargirl sugargirl, 6 years ago
      What a beautiful home you have.
    62. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl for the love and the nice compliment!

      Michael
    63. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 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
    64. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you pawis for the love! Have a great weekend!! :-)

      Michael
    65. epson233 epson233, 6 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
    66. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you epson233 for stopping by and showing some love and the awesome compliment!! :-)

      Michael
    67. epson233 epson233, 6 years ago
      your most welcome -- happy holidays and good luck with the pickin -- you got that special eye
    68. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you pops52 for the love! Have a great day!!

      Michael
    69. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you Eyewideopen for the love! Thanks for loving several of my items today and have a great week!

      Michael
    70. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL....
    71. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you Moonstonelover21 for the love and the nice compliment!

      Michael
    72. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you kygurl32 for the love! Have a great weekend! :-)

      Michael
    73. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you wpj for the love! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

      Michael
    74. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you AmberRose for the love! Have a great Friday!

      Michael
    75. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you BHock45 for the love!

      Michael
    76. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years 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.
    77. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you valentino97 for the love and the comment! Have a great weekend!

      Michael
    78. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you aeon for the love!

      Michael
    79. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you rikanddonna for the love!

      Michael
    80. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you DrFluffy for the love! Have a great week!

      Michael
    81. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you Aimathena for the love! Have a great week!

      Michael
    82. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you farmlady for the love!

      Michael
    83. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER for the love!

      Michael
    84. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you mtg75 for the love!

      Michael
    85. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you dirrtydavve for the love! Have a great week!

      Michael
    86. Aimathena Aimathena, 5 years ago
      It really is such a great house. So pristine, beautifully kept. Goes to show not all collectors are hoarders ;)
    87. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you Aim for the awesome compliment!

      Michael
    88. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you Beachbum58 for the love!

      Michael
    89. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you smiata for the love!

      Michael
    90. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you Lady_Picker for the love!

      Michael
    91. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you snowman3 for the love!

      Michael
    92. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Oh please just amazing!!
    93. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you Virginia.vintage for the love and the kind words! Have a great day! :-)

      Michael
    94. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Enjoy your day too officialfuel and thanks so much for your words :) !!
    95. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you vintagegirl66 for the love!

      Michael
    96. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you southcop for the love!

      Michael
    97. southcop southcop, 4 years ago
      Nice "crib" ....congrats!!
    98. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      officialfuel, what an amazing house you have. I love everything about it!!
      Merry Christmas my friend!!!
    99. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you Virginia.vintage for the love!

      Michael
    100. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Thanks to you Michael, my best wishes, have a lovely Christmas Time!!
    101. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you Virginia.vintage and Merry Christmas to you!

      Michael
    102. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you jscott0363 for the love and the awesome compliment! Also Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    103. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you usedcarlady for the love!

      Michael
    104. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      What a beautiful home! And work to keep it in the era spirit, great!!!
    105. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you CindB for the love and the great compliment! Have a great day!

      Michael
    106. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you kyratango for the love and the kind words! Have a great day!

      Michael
    107. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you brunswick for the love and the very nice comment! Enjoy your week!

      Michael
    108. mtg75 mtg75, 3 years ago
      Happy Easter Michael
    109. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you MountainGirl for the love!

      Michael
    110. JImam JImam, 2 years ago
      That is a beautiful Home Sweet Home.
    111. Celiene Celiene, 2 years ago
      Love it! Where? What state? We don't have that style in CA.
    112. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you Jlmam for the love and the nice comment! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    113. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Celiene, its in Indiana. Thank for stopping in and commenting. Guess you don't love it that much, you forgot to hit the love button? Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    114. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Can't wait for warm weather and cookouts and working in the yard!

      Michael
    115. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      Stunning home, Love it!! Have a Beer in the Summer for me too!!
    116. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      antiquerose, thank you for stopping by and commenting!

      Michael
    117. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you Celiene for stopping back by and hitting the love button! Enjoy your weekend!

      Michael
    118. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you farmlady for hitting that love button again!

      Michael
    119. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you Roycroftbooksfromme1 for the love!

      Michael
    120. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you rocker-sd for the love!

      Michael
    121. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
      Thank you Cocacola1386 for the love!

      Michael
    122. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 months ago
      Thank you kyratango for the love!

      Michael

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