kate wagner, plant mรถther @mcmansionhell architecture & cultural critic. I made mcmansionhell.com/. columnist at @Curbed, @TheBafflerMag, @newrepublic . freelance elsewhere ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿฅ–๐ŸŒน Oct. 05, 2018 4 min read

Today is a STRESSFUL news day. We all know such days can feel insurmountable, like everything is happening all at once. Sometimes we need to just take a break. That's why I'm taking a break from the outrage machine to bring you...a HAPPY HOUSE THREAD!

The houses for this thread consist of both links to real estate listings as well as public domain pictures of houses from @internetarchive's Building Technology Heritage Library.

We're gonna start off with some real houses from Minneapolis, a city I visited for the first time a few weeks ago. It was great, and the houses are so, so, cute.

Sweet Stucco Craftsman with Enclosed Porch Wants to be Your Friend!!  https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/3716-38th-Ave-S-55406/home/51307355 โ€ฆ

this lil bby tudor-inspired cape cod  https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/4512-Garfield-Ave-55419/home/51340919 โ€ฆ

!!! small alert !!!
 https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/4644-Harriet-Ave-55419/home/49994747 โ€ฆ

hall-and-parlor w/ italianate vibes  https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/601-5th-St-SE-55414/home/51447211 โ€ฆ

sleeping porch sweetie with ORIGINAL interiors:  https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/2726-Humboldt-Ave-N-55411/home/49910834 โ€ฆ

this precious minimal traditional cottage ft. very cozy fireplace  https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/3133-W-43rd-St-55410/home/50187047 โ€ฆ

clipped gable cutie 10/10 would plant a garden in front of  https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/4626-16th-Ave-S-55407/home/51367629 โ€ฆ

shy queen anne with amazing stickwork  https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/2313-Milwaukee-Ave-55404/home/51526769 โ€ฆ

l o n g l o w b o i
 https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/7435-17th-Ave-S-55423/home/51521584 โ€ฆ

welcome to white castle may i take ur order
 https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/2311-NE-Cleveland-St-55418/home/51357637 โ€ฆ

that bay window tho!!  https://www.redfin.com/MN/Minneapolis/401-5th-St-SE-55414/home/51440648 โ€ฆ

okay now i'm going to pull 10 houses from the building technology heritage library before doing another city. Which city next???

holy modern, batman!
Garlinghouse Plans for 100 New Homes (c.1950)
 https://archive.org/details/GarlinghousePlansFor100NewHomes/page/n33 โ€ฆ

have u ever seen such a groovy carport!
National Plan Service, Town & Country Ranch Homes. 1962.
 https://archive.org/details/NationalPlanServiceTownandCountryRanchHomes0001/page/n21 โ€ฆ

โœ… picture window
โœ… corner window
โœ… finials?
Distinctive Small Homes, 1945.
 https://archive.org/details/DistinctiveSmallHomes/page/n21 โ€ฆ

Farmhouse plan, courtesy of...the US Department of Agriculture, 1934.
 https://archive.org/details/USDepartmentofAgricultureFarmhouseplans0001/page/n39 โ€ฆ

brick A-frame!! I extremely want it!!!
Garlinghouse, All American Homes, 1963
 https://archive.org/details/AllAmericanHomes_995/page/n25 โ€ฆ

your perfect lil (i mean real lil) getaway cottage is here
Southern Pine Association, 1938.
 https://archive.org/details/SouthernPineAssocLowcosthomesandsummercottages0001/page/n5 โ€ฆ

why bless ur sweet lil heart
Small Southern Homes, 1950

extremely california vibes from this plan from minnesota
Practical Homes 13th Edition, 1960.
 https://archive.org/details/PracticalHomes13thEdition_58/page/n5 โ€ฆ

แด˜สŸแด‡รค๊œฑแด‡ า“รคแด›สœรซส€ แดรฅส ษช สœรคแด แด‡ ๊œฑรถแดแด‡ ส™รถx
 https://archive.org/details/IndustrialPubSmallPracticalHomes0001/page/n21 โ€ฆ

๐Ÿ…ฃ๐Ÿ…ค๐Ÿ…ก๐Ÿ…ฃ๐Ÿ…›๐Ÿ…” ๐Ÿ…—๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…ค๐Ÿ…ข๐Ÿ…”
Garlinghouse, All American Homes, 1963
 https://archive.org/details/AllAmericanHomes_995/page/n49 โ€ฆ

Okay now it's time for Chicago!!!

1933 storybook tudor complete w/baby turret
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/6612-N-Chicora-Ave-60646/home/13592743 โ€ฆ

the bungalow enjoyer has logged on
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/5415-W-Eddy-St-60641/home/13461288 โ€ฆ

the interiors!! the windows!!!
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Oak-Park/1212-Edmer-Ave-60302/home/13277301 โ€ฆ

i want to paint my entire life that green ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
also the picture window?? the midcentury entry detailing? aasjdfljadsfjadslfkl
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/10635-S-Kedzie-Ave-60655/home/13159593 โ€ฆ

 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/817-W-Hutchinson-St-60613/home/13393347 โ€ฆ

chicagoans can drag me but i deeply love oak park
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Oak-Park/1213-N-Lombard-Ave-60302/home/13277597 โ€ฆ

could you get any more chicago than this?? (sources say no)
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/4234-N-Mozart-St-60618/home/13486943 โ€ฆ

real moody foursquare hours who's up
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/10509-S-Seeley-Ave-60643/home/13072415 โ€ฆ

10/10 would let tailoring the inside of this house to my tastes consume my entire life
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/11041-S-Ridgeway-Ave-60655/home/13154519 โ€ฆ

hi someone please venmo me $934,000
 https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/10144-S-Hoyne-Ave-60643/home/13097709 โ€ฆ

ok now i'm gonna move on to Buffalo (which won second place in the poll) to round out the thread before i go take a break for dinner.

i call shotgun [house]!!!
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/253-Whitney-Pl-14201/home/79322306 โ€ฆ

this is the queenest of Queen Annes๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/69-Johnson-Park-14201/home/92536130 โ€ฆ

Broke: Sweetgreen, the fast casual salad chain
Woke: Sweet Green, this extremely cute house
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/30-Enola-Ave-14217/home/79277143 โ€ฆ

be sure not to by-pass this parlor-by-pass!!
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/35-Wadsworth-St-14201/home/79300859 โ€ฆ

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ Foursquare!!!
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/31-University-Ave-14214/home/92523366 โ€ฆ

BDE [Big Dormer Energy]
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/45-Roycroft-Blvd-14226/home/73000164 โ€ฆ

this little cottage ft eyebrow dormer and thomas kinkade-worthy landscaping  https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/89-Berryman-Dr-14226/home/73118460 โ€ฆ

soft purple house with sleeping porch for all ur happy daydreams
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/35-Lexington-Ave-14222/home/79360145 โ€ฆ

this legit-ass mansion, featuring ๐–๐–†๐–‘๐–‹ ๐–™๐–Ž๐–’๐–‡๐–Š๐–—๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/341-Linwood-Ave-14209/home/79377543 โ€ฆ

ok last one for right now: 1st Class Second Empire Home Seeks Companions for Tea Time
 https://www.redfin.com/NY/Buffalo/288-Linwood-Ave-14209/home/79353290 โ€ฆ

I'll be back after dinner to do houses from Milwaukee (and maybe Racine) as well as Cleveland!!

Okay it's Wisconsin Time!!!

First we have this baby blue bungalow with the original trimwork and a cute clipped gable!
 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Milwaukee/2756-S-Howell-Ave-53207/home/90238684 โ€ฆ

midcentury modern with ๐Ÿšจ garage geese ๐Ÿšจ
 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Milwaukee/1811-W-Holmes-Ct-53221/home/90250609 โ€ฆ

the details on this foursquare-esque home are just stunning
 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Milwaukee/2934-N-Shepard-Ave-53211/home/90222254 โ€ฆ

beautiful and extremely precious ๐•ฅ๐•จ๐•  ๐•˜๐•’๐•“๐•๐•–๐•• ๐•“๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•’๐•๐• ๐•จ complete with ๐–๐–†๐–‘๐–‹ ๐–™๐–Ž๐–’๐–‡๐–Š๐–—๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ
(i love that green trim, excellent choice)
 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Milwaukee/5036-W-Washington-Blvd-53208/home/58001028 โ€ฆ

this little minimal traditional friend is sunny side up (โœฟโ— โ€ฟโ— )
 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Milwaukee/3351-S-66th-St-53219/home/90241501 โ€ฆ

omg the flared walls and landscaping and clipped gable and
 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Shorewood/2515-E-Menlo-Blvd-53211/home/90268488 โ€ฆ

holy shit this lil craftsman is amazing and not just because it is red THE INTERIORS ARE ORIGINAL
 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Milwaukee/2212-E-Linnwood-Ave-53211/home/57954807 โ€ฆ

 https://www.redfin.com/WI/West-Allis/3033-S-74th-St-53219/home/90313467 โ€ฆ

๐•ด ๐–๐–”๐–•๐–Š ๐–’'๐–‘๐–†๐–‰๐–ž ๐–Ž๐–˜ ๐–’๐–”๐–˜๐–™ ๐–•๐–‘๐–Š๐–†๐–˜๐–Š๐–‰ ๐–œ๐–Ž๐–™๐– ๐–๐–Š๐–— ๐–‹๐–Ž๐–“๐–Š ๐–Š๐–˜๐–™๐–†๐–™๐–Š
 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Milwaukee/2530-E-Newberry-Blvd-53211/home/57675660 โ€ฆ

 https://www.redfin.com/WI/Milwaukee/4918-W-Woodlawn-Ct-53208/home/90229294 โ€ฆ

Final 10 houses of the night let's GOOO

our first gambrel roof of the evening and in such dashing colors!!
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/14622-Mitchell-Ave-44111/home/66277295 โ€ฆ

สœแด‡ ษช๊œฑ ๊œฑแด สœแด€แด˜แด˜ส
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/13519-Corby-Rd-44120/home/70802002 โ€ฆ

the interiors may need a little work but this is a fine foursquare, a fine foursquare indeed
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/11100-Wade-Park-Ave-44106/home/70776401 โ€ฆ

have you ever seen something so simple and yet so perfect???
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/4019-Bridge-Ave-44113/home/66177913 โ€ฆ

Those flared walls?? That compact profile??? Folks,,, i'm obsessed,
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/5609-Wichita-Ave-44144/home/70732655 โ€ฆ

!! check out the wood floors and ๐Ÿ˜ย that fireplace !!!
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/3279-Scranton-Rd-44109/home/70727632 โ€ฆ

11/10 would dress fancy and consume tea in
(the interiors are WOW)
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/3515-Archwood-Ave-44109/home/70737968 โ€ฆ

interesting details and a neat color scheme on this front gabled friend
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/17810-Crestland-Rd-44119/home/66413027 โ€ฆ

This house? is? So cute? for that PRICE?????
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/14900-Westropp-Ave-44110/home/66475832 โ€ฆ

This house may be a little plain, but idk i like it a lot. everything is in its right place and i want to give it a big hug.
 https://www.redfin.com/OH/Cleveland/3405-W-148th-St-44111/home/70750016 โ€ฆ

anyways that does it for our house thread for today. if tomorrow is equally horrible i will do another one!!!

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