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Check Out My Latest Article for Country Living Magazine!

By Elizabeth Finkelstein.

As many of you know, I’m a weekly columnist over at Country Living Magazine, where I write about my favorite old houses for sale (many of which debut right here on CIRCA!). This week, I waxed poetic about this spectacular porch in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Couldn’t you just DIE!? Head on over to Country Living to read all about it! And thanks to Peter Patout at Talbot Historic Properties for sending us this wonderful home.

Fixer-Upper: The Spectacular Enger Mansion in Cincinnati, Ohio

by Teresa Iafolla. All photos courtesy of Keller Williams Realty and Cincinnati Historic Homes

This week’s Friday fixer-upper is a one-of-a-kind find that I don’t see often—which is saying a lot, since I comb through Zillow on a daily basis!
Meet the Historic Enger Mansion, one of the “Great Houses of Cincinnati.” You’re looking at 10 bedrooms, 5 baths, and a sprawling 12,668 sqft of genuine Beaux Arts/Italian Renaissance Revival beauty. Built before the turn of the 20th century in 1897, this old mansion sits on a 1.78 acre lot and comes with a 4,800 sqft carriage house.
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10 Houses Under $50,000: October 2015 Edition

by Teresa Iafolla

Did last month fly right by for you, too? Well, the good news is that fall is officially here, the leaves are changing, and it’s already time for another round-up of 10 beautiful old houses with bargain price tags. Seriously, some of these are listed for only a few thousand dollars! How can you say no to that? As usual, enjoy perusing the findings!
This week’s picks, right this way

8 Wallpapers for Every Style

by Katy Mendenhall. Photo courtesy of

If you are looking to bring something special to your space, why not consider wallpaper? It’s not just for the brave or the bold. Wallpaper can be minimal, subtle, and it’s pretty chic when done right.
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5 of the Most Amazing Fixer-Uppers Currently on the Market

by Teresa Iafolla. All photos courtesy of MRIS Homes

September is the perfect time for new beginnings — and to scoop up your next fixer upper and give it a facelift! There always seems to be more houses on the market this time of year, and this week’s crop of charming fixers is proof of it. Call me indecisive, but there are so many amazing old homes available right now, I couldn’t pick just one for this Friday. Actually, even keeping it to these 5 was tough!
Feast your eyes on these architectural delights. Happy Friday!
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The Best Fall 2015 Historic House Tours

By Rhonda Montague. Photo by Michael Paine Photography.

Still waiting to find your dream house? No problem! You can live vicariously through other people’s amazing old houses by venturing out on an old house tour this fall. Check out our round-up below! Know of a house tour that’s not on this list? Let us know by commenting below, or emailing letters (at) circaoldhouses (dot) com so we can add it to the list!
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We’ve Got a Crush On This Indiana Farmhouse!

by Leona Jaeger

No doubt many of us have heard the old saying referring to having to wait for something “till the cows come home.” Well, in this case it is meant both figuratively and literally! With that kind of omen, this might be the home you’ve been waiting for!

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5 Inspiring Farmhouse Kitchens

by Katy Mendenhall.

Kitchens are the center of our home. It’s the one room where we come together to create conversation, relationships, and most importantly, food. So, it’s critical that we create a kitchen space that is comfortable, stylish, and functional.
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10 Houses Under $50,000: September 2015 Edition

by Teresa Iafolla

Thinking about grabbing a bargain-priced fixer-upper and restoring it to it’s former glory? Well, you’re in luck! September has brought a bounty of historical havens – all under 50K. Whether you’re hunting for a cute, cozy cottage in peaceful Maine, or a large, Victorian mansion in Pennsylvania, there’s something on this list for you.
Take a peek and dare yourself not to fall in love with one of these oh-so-cheap old homes.
This week’s picks, right this way


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