Charming home(s) of the week: the one(s) that make me stop the car.

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

You cannot take this REALTOR® anywhere without her having to look up listings, needing a moment (or two) to admire houses, and dream up what could be. Sorry, not sorry! Here's a shout-out to all who've had to slow down, circle back around, stop in the oddest places or hang on to me while I lean out a window to get a good shot. Thank you! 

Just like last weekend during a quick (surprise) trip to Syracuse, NY. The beauty pictured below with its classic Italianate features was the first one to catch my eye while riding along Main Street in Canastota. How could I not admire the paired arched windows with their hood moldings, and the wide eaves with their large brackets? I am also a big fan of the colors - a deep navy blue with off-white accent trim - and, of course, the front porch! I am guessing, it was built around the turn of the century, 1900 give or take a few, and rehabbed beautifully not too long ago.  

Italianate houses in New York

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♥ It's always been the vintage, the old house charm and the original details that I adore the most, that draw me in, make my [REALTOR®] heart flutter, and prompt me to pause, to listen, and then to retell their stories. I specialize in finding and marketing charming homes that are unique and rich in character, or history, or both. I believe in preservation, second chances, saving the pink bathrooms, and front porch living. In this series I highlight charming homes that I am listing to find just the right buyer for or I am admiring with my special clients; or that have simply caught my eye while exploring the [historic] communities of Maryland and [far] beyond. Adore charming homes as much as I do? Then I'd love it if you'd follow me on Instagram, @onceuponahaus is where I grow my curated collection. ♥

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS ~ THOMPSON CO. REALTORS  

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Thompson Company, REALTORS®

16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860
andreabedard.re@gmail.com

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, Maryland, who has excelled at assisting buyers and sellers locally and globally since 2004. She always answers the phone with a smile, is fluent in Real Estate & German, pro preservation, and passion & coffee fueled. 

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*All photographs are my own. Please get in touch prior to using any of my images and/or original content. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Comments (19)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Andrea Bedard loved your pictures and here in Los Angeles California, or should I say the Greater Los Angeles area, I bet you there are less than ten homes that look like your photos... so with that said indeed I would stop my car:))Endre

Nov 29, 2021 09:34 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - while the architecture of our area may not be the same as what you share here, there is much diversity as one travels on different streets and into the many neighborhoods that make Southern California such a special place.  Like other spots in this country it's always interesting to see what exists once we turn a corner.  

Nov 30, 2021 03:12 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Andrea - they are all charming houses and so many like that in central New York State.

Nov 30, 2021 03:51 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is indeed a very charming home and I am glad that you stop the car to photograph them when you see them!

Nov 30, 2021 04:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

New York state does have a lot of wonderful colonial and victorian homes that date to the 1800s. I love looking at those.

Nov 30, 2021 05:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Andrea... my favorite kinds of homes! Just love them. Maybe that's why I live in a community built to look like those homes with 21st century interiors.

Nov 30, 2021 05:32 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

One of these days, I'll need to take a trip to the West Coast Endre Barath, Jr.! How much time would I need to admire all the gorgeous Reat Estate? A year? 😉 

Nov 30, 2021 07:47 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I cannot tell you how many times I've driven by - or even toured - a charming old home in a different state, or country - and wished I could transplant it to Maryland! That is my kind of sightseeing Michael Jacobs. I am also very impressed by prices (though probably not in your neck of the woods) in different locations. 150K for a property that would be 4.. 6.. 10  times as much in the 'burbs of DC. 

Nov 30, 2021 07:52 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I saw a few that were clearly in need of a rescue Grant Schneider! Putting that on my radar for when my daughter is in college "somewhere up north". We stopped by SU, definitely a contender.  

Nov 30, 2021 07:54 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

It doesn't always work out Brian England but I am known for taking detours just so I can get a better, or second, look and a picture. My daughters know to have their cameras at the ready when we drive.. well anywhere 😊

Nov 30, 2021 07:57 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I need to plan a trip where I do just that Kat Palmiotti, a Victorian house tour in NYS! 

Nov 30, 2021 07:59 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Mine, too, Nina Hollander, Broker! I never tire looking at them and love discovering a true gem. Cookie-cutter subdivisions are not my cup of tea, so I appreciate it when developers go above and beyond adding character and warmth. 

I've seen some rehabs, or better rescues, that are truly impressive, marrying the old with modern amenities and not losing an ounce of charm. 

Nov 30, 2021 08:04 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Right at the top of the finger lakes and so many fine homes in and around that area

Nov 30, 2021 08:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrea, I am pretty sure it is in our blood.  When I went to Quebec City, I took photos of the unique metal roofs and architecture, and the thatched roofs in Ireland.

Dec 02, 2021 08:03 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Andrea, I pick up home books for sale of homes in Jackson hole and drive by some of them and always amaze how much they cost.

 

Dec 02, 2021 10:09 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I wish we could have spent a little more time exploring Ed Silva, but there's always next time. I will plan on touring a couple historic homes for sale - as a matter of fact, I may just firmly write that into any travel agenda from now on!

Dec 02, 2021 02:41 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

It must be in our blood Joan Cox. I cannot count the many times I've taken a detour or turned back around just to get another look and/or a picture. I may or may not have caused a traffic jam once. Or twice. Oops. 

Dec 02, 2021 02:42 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I still pick up the Real Estate books, too, Will Hamm - although I didn't see any displayed at the rest area nor at the hotel this time around. Pricing is always so interesting! You could add a 0 to the price of the home pictured if it was in certain areas in my area!

Dec 02, 2021 02:45 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Wow! How I envy your market area and the beautiful architecture you may observe in any given day

Dec 08, 2021 08:42 AM