NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S OLD HOUSE.
Welcome to CIRCA Houses, a site specially crafted for all of those wonderful people out there who couldn’t imagine buying anything except an old house. Do you walk around wishing you could fix up every fixer-upper, restore every bygone-looking home, and salvage every old door and mantel thrown out onto the street? Trust us, we feel your pain! The world is stuck in a cookie-cutter crisis, but nothing is more exciting than discovering the charm of something with history and mystery. Which is why we created CIRCA — a curated, online historic house marketplace that showcases the most beautiful old homes for sale all across the country. We hope you find your dream home.
NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE IN A BORING HOUSE.
My obsession with old houses started early. I was born shortly after my parents bought the decrepit, ivy-covered house that would become the Greek Revival gem in which I was raised. The ten years it took them to restore the house gave them an education in its every nook and cranny. Deep down, I always thought my house – with its “secret” corridors, working fireplaces and lots of hidden mysteries – was pretty magical. My years in that house inspired a love of old houses that grows stronger by the minute! (Bonus: That house is now for sale
BUYING A HOUSE SHOULD BE FUN.
I always knew I would end up with an old house of my own someday. A few years ago, while I was busy working professionally in the field of historic preservation, my husband and I started seriously looking to buy a home. From our walk-up apartment in Brownstone Brooklyn, we spent hours combing the Internet in search of that perfect fixer-upper. Something with a LOT of potential — with hidden charm just waiting to be discovered. Real estate listings had plenty to say about square footage, but we would have traded an extra room for a marble fireplace any day. We wanted to know what was special about these houses. As we sifted through tiny photos and weeded out the brand new developments, I began to envision a new kind of site that would spotlight historic houses in a big and beautiful way.
Don Draper said it best: “If you don’t like what is being said, change the conversation.”
JOIN THE COOKIE-CUTTER CRUSADE.
CIRCA was designed with the dreamers in mind.
You can search in all the traditional ways — by size, price, and location — but also through CIRCA’s curated Listings We Love that spotlight a house’s unique charm and features. Or browse the Magazine for fun tips and tricks related to buying and owning an old house.
Put your house on a pedestal.
We can only sleep at night knowing that your house is about to get a lot of love. We personally look over every listing that you submit, and work with you to make sure that no molding goes unnoticed, no chandelier goes unappreciated. To serve up the snazziest, jazziest listing you’ve ever created.