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Wall Street Journal’s ‘House of the Year’
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Post# 862029   1/15/2016 at 13:08 (643 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

I don’t usually care much for the houses in the WSJ.  They’re just overblown messes most of the time.  But this year’s ‘House of the Year’ is a real surprise.  At $430,000, it has got to be just about the cheapest house they’ve ever featured. 


The house was built by refrigerator pioneer Elmer E. McCray in 1928, and several original appliances are still in the house, including the McRay refrigerator—which opens on two sides—and the original Walker dishwasher.  The exterior of the house is kind of odd looking, but the interior is striking.  It has that 1920s understated elegance that I happen to like.


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Post# 862038 , Reply# 1   1/15/2016 at 14:20 (643 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Wow. Couldn't get pretty much anything for 430k in Manhattan. Here in San Diego a flipped condo in a so-so neighborhood would likely be available for that sum.

Post# 862041 , Reply# 2   1/15/2016 at 15:12 (643 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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What a beautiful home - inside AND outside.



Post# 862043 , Reply# 3   1/15/2016 at 15:19 (643 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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FIANLLY  young couple with family who has an appreciation and respect for a dwelling's history as well as style/features from an earlier era and don't come in and rip everything out and start all over again with just the shell!!!

Post# 862048 , Reply# 4   1/15/2016 at 15:30 (643 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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I love the comment section: "It's amazing how inexpensive housing can be in red states." lol.

It's true. Where ever there's preponderance of corruption and ecological terrorism, people don't want to live.

I would love to consider living in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, western PA, MO., even KY, or TN..... but not with the rampant crime and corruption. The only thing a republitard can do is throw a party and 'invite all their friends'. They have no leadership or role model qualities.

Post# 862059 , Reply# 5   1/15/2016 at 15:53 (643 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That place is beautiful!

And, I'd rather live in Indiana any day than NYC.

Post# 862098 , Reply# 6   1/15/2016 at 20:24 (643 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
There is an old saying about real estate

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At least here in NYC; where gays go money follows... *LOL*

So many areas or properties that were run down have been snapped up and turned around. The McCray mansion is yet another example.

Previous owners purchased the place at about half of what it later sold, fixed things up and even gave tours.

To their credit so much of the original appliances, furnishings and so forth were not ripped out, but restored to proper use.

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