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There’s an Empty Mansion for Sale on 410 Acres, and You Should Buy It

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   I’m not kidding. Homes like this come around but once in a lifetime, and I’m about this close to quitting my life, packing my bags and heading on down to Milford, VA, where this spectacular estate is waiting for me. Spring Grove, as it’s dubbed, is an Italianate gem sitting on 410 acres—and it just needs a bit of TLC to bring it back to its former beauty. Enjoy these exceptional photos by Adam Wayland Photography, courtesy of Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, showing it in all of its faded glory. By the way, if you’d like more information on this home, I wrote a more in-depth piece about it for Country Living Magazine,

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$25,000 Will Buy You the Fixer-Upper of a Lifetime in Saginaw, MI

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   I’ve had my eye on this house for a while, so I was thrilled when a CIRCA fan (thanks, Laurie!) sent over this listing for one of Saginaw’s most historically-significant homes, now complete with lots of interior photos. The image of a piano sitting in an abandoned room and surrounded by peeling wallpaper would spark a thrill in most lovers of old homes, myself included. This one’s got bones—won’t someone please save

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The $89,900 House That is Blowing Up the Internet

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   I have a message for all the budding artists and old house professionals out there: You CAN make a living doing what you’re passionate about, while at the same time doing GOOD FOR THE PLANET. I’ve always been a complete old house fanatic, but never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would be in a position to share beautiful fixer-uppers badly in need of saving with the entire world. And to see them wind up in the hands of people whose only motive is to love and restore them? Well, I couldn’t ask for more.   If you haven’t yet seen my latest for Country Living Magazine, head on over there to join the more than 37,000 people who have shared this incredible South Carolina home, on the market for

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Save This House! A North Carolina Beauty on 54 Acres

by Melanie Moore Krogman   Historical integrity, large rooms, and 54 acres! Start the new year off right by fixing up this incredible North Carolina home. She is ready and waiting for continued renovations and some TLC from the right owners.   For just $169,500, you’ll be buying into an abundance of historical value and opportunity consisting of… well, just about anything you can dream up! This 4 bedroom, 3800 sq. ft. home comes complete with rolling pastures, its own pond, many outbuildings, and a smaller

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