THINK YOU KNOW OLD HOUSES?
Sure, we’d fall head-over-heels for a Victorian beauty, but isn’t it about time someone threw some spice into that mix? We’ve scoured our listings to bring you a round-up of the kitschiest, the craziest, the biggest and the best that Circa has to offer. If it’s wild, wonderful, and loaded with style, you’ll find it in one of our custom, hand-picked collections. So go ahead: Browse. Indulge. Snatch up that rustic hunting lodge you’ve always dreamt about.
Nothing says swank like drinking a Side Car with Charlie Parker on the hi-fi. We’re obsessed with the sleek lines of mid-century homes — the curtainwalls, the deep, horizontal overhangs — it’s enough to make one sick with envy! See the world in Kodachrome with our picks of the best mid-century homes on the market.
What is it about city life that makes one never want to go to sleep? If the stuff of your dreams includes stoops, sidewalks and twilight rooftop dinners, take a peek inside some of our favorite urban dwellings currently on the market. From townhouses to pieds-a-terre to palaces in the sky, it’s all inside. Dream big, dream tall.
Hello there, Cinderella. Never thought you’d actually live in a castle, eh? We have good news: Palaces, towers and turrets aren’t just for Crawleys anymore. We’ve done the dirty work so you can live like royalty. Now go big or go home.
Papa was a rolling stone … wherever he laid his hat sprang a glorious STONE HOUSE! This time, we’re going old. Really, really old. Old as in simpler times, when evenings were candlelit and winters spent curled up by the hearth. We’ll never lose our appetite for stone houses, nor the romantic nostalgia that they bear. Rustic fireplaces? Check! Smoke houses? Check! Wide open spaces? It’s all here. Take a peek.
We all have our own versions of what heaven must look like. But at CIRCA, we have good reason to believe that beyond those golden gates lie miles and miles of houses topped with Mansard roofs. Our hearts melt every time one of these delicious Parisian imports is flashed in front of our ogling eyes. Honestly, is there anything more perfect than a Victorian confection capped with a towering Mansard roof? The answer is no. No. No. No. Not even close!
When Ernest Hemingway wanted to smoke a cigar under a pair of antlers, he retreated to an old carriage house behind his Key West home. Theodore Roosevelt displayed his wild game in a dark, wood-laden trophy room in his Sagamore Hill estate. Such places have kept the male species sane and entertained for centuries. Cowboys: Look no further. Your man cave is waiting.
From the hills of San Francisco to the sun-kissed waters of Cape May, we can’t seem to get enough of these bright and beautiful Victorians. What better palette exists for a colorful imagination than a sprawling front porch and crowned turret? If this sounds like your cup of tea, we’ve got a bunch of the best here to tickle your fancy.
Normalcy is SO overrated. And who ever said a house had to be a house, anyway? Get quirky living in a converted lighthouse, an old mill, or a church reborn as a big, old mansion. Now THAT’s making a STATEMENT.
Ahhhh, the smell of fresh country air. The sound of crickets. Pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and haunted hayrides. Is there anything more wholesome than living in an old barn? Escape the hustle and bustle for a moment and take in the beauty of these rustic retreats.
Who says bigger is better? Our favorite things come in small packages, and houses are no exception. You don’t have to fall down a rabbit hole to explore our favorite tiny treasures, which we’ve packaged for you here in a neat little box, tied with a bow, just waiting to be unwrapped.
“Know thyself,” says the infamous inscription above the temple of Apollo at Delphi, in the spur of Mount Parnassus. If thyself has a weakness for the orderly and the classic, then Greek Revival is thy perfect style. But really, who wouldn’t want to enter their front door through a set of dignified, soaring columns? We can think of no more elegant way to live than in one of these statuesque beauties.
“Front porch um… sweet nothin’s.
Well do I love you? Of course, um…. sweet nothin’s.
Mama turned on the front porch light
Sayin’ come here darlin’ do…”
Got lazy days? Got sweet nothin’s? Well, we’ve got porches! Front porches, back porches, double-decker darlin’ do-rad porches!
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! There’s a reason why so many of us love a good, old, American classic. Exposed beams, wood-burning fireplaces and wide-plank hardwood floors are just screaming out for a big Thanksgiving dinner. Trends may come and go, but colonials will always be wonderful.