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A ca. 1887 Texas Gem

by Val Wilson

Welcome to Stars of the Southwest, in which Phoenix native Val takes us on a rolling, rollicking tour of the area’s most striking historical homes for sale.
Welcome to this Texas gem, beautifully adorned with decorative trim and surrounded by live oak and fruit trees on a corner lot. This ca. 1887 home features five bedrooms, and three bathrooms in a spacious 3,098 sqft floor plan. The master bedroom is located downstairs, and has its own private entry from the porch, and a tiled walk-in shower. There is also another bedroom downstairs with a private entry that could be used for an office. The home maintains its historical appeal with a wrap-around porch, claw-foot tubs and pine floors. It also has a new metal roof. Check out this charmer!

The Beautiful, ca. 1832 Twitchell-Gallaway House

by Meghan White.

Ah, that sweet, old fashioned charm of yesteryear. No where is it more apparent than in the beautiful old homes found throughout the American South. Join Meghan as she shares her favorite Southern real estate finds.
Known as the Twitchell-Gallaway house, this brick Federal built as a wedding present by the bride’s father in 1832. All of the details in the house were built by exceptionally trained craftsman, from the brick masonry to the interior finishes. One of them even worked under President Thomas Jefferson.
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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 house.
I’m ready to save it!

10 Houses Under $50,000: January 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein

Happy New Year! I took a break from cheap house hunting in December to enjoy a nice, cozy month of holiday cheer with my family. But I’m excited to help welcome in 2017 with my newest selections!
(If you come across any beautiful old houses for sale for under $50,000, send them along to us at
This month’s picks, right this way

What Old House Lovers Really Want for Christmas

by Candice Whitlow

Well, we are officially into the holiday season. Weather is cooler, homes are starting to be adorned with lights and garlands, and retail stores are getting busier.
My household typically does it’s shopping at the last minute, but this year we’re actually ahead of the game. Jake and I have been discussing ideas on what to get the other, and while he loves our old house, guitars and amps would be at the top of his list. I on the other hand have asked for some unconventional gifts through the years that are, really, gifts for our house. For example, one year I asked for some drawer pulls for my antique dining room buffet. To some, that would be the equivalent of getting socks for Christmas, but if you’re like me, and you have the perfect buffet that needs the perfect drawer pulls, finding those under your tree on Christmas morning is exciting.
So, with that said, I’ve decided to compile a list of gifts that is sure to please the old house lover in your life.
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A Small-Scale Greek Revival in Winnsboro, South Carolina

by Meghan White.

Ah, that sweet, old fashioned charm of yesteryear. No where is it more apparent than in the beautiful old homes found throughout the American South. Join Meghan as she shares her favorite Southern real estate finds.
Located 30 minutes from South Carolina’s capitol, this central hall Greek Revival house offers the easily-maintainable size of a cottage with the dignified character of a typical Greek Revival. Its cottage-like appearance is best seen on the exterior, where the house sits atop a Winnsboro blue granite foundation. Slender, fluted columns adorn the front porch that is shaded by a closed pediment, which serves as the focal point of the façade.
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Meet The Fabulous Couple Who Are Restoring This Incredible Texas Home

by Shannon Lee. Photos courtesy of the A.S. Mason House

Imagine sitting in a rocking chair on a wide, long front porch, fanning your face with the evening paper and watching the shadows of ancient oak trees as they slowly move across the lawn. Or imagine opening the doors on the second-floor balcony and stepping out to look at the impressive view of green trees and well-tended fields…
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