I don’t know exactly WHAT draws me to sad & lonely old houses just crying out for TLC. But whatever it is, I’m perfectly fine with it. I spend hours every day ogling cheap older homes that have some degree of detail left inside, whether it be a dusty mantel, original wood floors hidden under wall-to-wall carpeting, or original plasterwork behind a drop ceiling. In fact, I’m so obsessed with cheap old houses that I’ve started an Instagram feed devoted entirely to diamonds in the rough. Make sure to follow @cheapoldhouses to get your fixer-upper fix!
AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Nyack, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”