Neat features in old houses

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

Push button electrical switchesPushbutton switches

There are some old-fashioned things that I love to see in modern homes. These push button light switches are one of them.

Yes, I know the advantages of the swish of a finger on a pad, or the tap that will return the exact degree of lighting when you leave the room, but ...

You don't have to figure out what and where to touch the switch. Just push the button that' sticking out the most.

There's also something wonderfully rewarding from the feel of pressing the switch.

These are switches (with shiny brass face plates) in a $799,000 restored 1912 home in Old Pasadena in St Petersburg Florida.

Restored 1912 home in St Petersburg FLorida

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Sharon Simms
CIPS CRS CLHMS CRB RSPS
Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Topic:
Home Improvement
Location:
Florida Pinellas County Saint Petersburg Old Pasadena
Groups:
Buildings Architecture and Dings
Tags:
electrical switch plates
historic details

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
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Sharon I agree, I prefer to push the button that is sticking out instead of trying to figure out what to do to get the light on.

That is really a beautiful house.  and I am sure you have a market segment who appreciate older restored homes.

Nov 01, 2008 02:43 PM #1
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Sharon,

Those old push buttons brought a smile to my face. They remind of of our old church basement as a kid.

Nov 01, 2008 03:05 PM #2
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Barb Van Stensel
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I love the old push buttons style and new construction homes are just starting to bring them back.

Nov 01, 2008 03:45 PM #3
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
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Sharon, I haven't seen any of the push button light switches but I love the home in your photo. Beautiful!

Nov 01, 2008 10:45 PM #4
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William Johnson
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Hi  Sharon a really neat property. The wall color  ( Dining Room?) and the wall-covering are a bit telling but the switches  are nothing short of cool. I can't remeber where I saw these in my childhood but I do recall them and not sure they were anywhere in our home. But I remember playing with them and seeing the little light spark when in the dark and pushing the button.

Nov 02, 2008 12:41 AM #5
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Neal Bloom
Keller Williams Properties, Weston FL - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

We don't see many of those types in my area but in NY I saw it in my own neighborhood.

Nov 02, 2008 09:18 PM #6
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS

Jennifer - yes, there are people who love the historicv homes.

Lynda - ah, the memories. They remind me of my grandparents' house.

Barb - I hadn't noticed that trend - thanks for pointing it out.

Shirley - you have the pleasure ahead of you.

William - I don't remember the light spark - I'll have to try these at night.

Neal - too many new homes in your area for these, I guess.

Nov 03, 2008 02:10 PM #7
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Kelly Willey
Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND - Bel Air, MD
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we had those in my Nan's house and I loved them...Kelly

Nov 12, 2008 01:32 PM #8
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

I like the old push buttom switches also. thanks for the memories and for sharing your post.

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