October 2013

York, PA: Mansions, Movements & Peppermint Patties

"You Should Move To..." is a new column in which Lindsay travels the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to [email protected]!   If you live in a big city then I'm sure that you, like me, have spent hours daydreaming of a quieter life where your rent or mortgage...

Awaiting Your Sweet Touch in Poultney, Vermont

A chill in the air, the taste of pure maple syrup, a drive through picture-perfect Vermont. Oh, how wonderful that sounds! Let’s travel there today, shall we? Team CIRCA loves Julianne McCarthy of NorthLand Real Estate, so when I came across her fixer-upper listing in the town of Poultney I just couldn’t wait to share it with you. Here are just some of the reasons why I think this ol’ sweetheart...

Robert Searcy: A Houston Realtor with an Eye for Swank

Images of the Glenbrook Valley neighborhood in Houston, courtesy GlenbrookValley.org. Doing what I do, I get to know a LOT of realtors, and let me tell you: very few out there are like Robert Searcy. It was through Robert that I first became aware of Glenbrook Valley, a near-perfectly preserved example of 1950s/60s Americana that recently became Houston's first mid-century historic district and was named...

Mark Goff & Phillip Engel of 227 North Street

For residents of the small town of Healdsburg, California, the old Marshall House at 227 North Street had been -- until just a few years ago -- an object of great curiosity. At least since the 1950s, the long-neglected home had been in a sad state, it's foundation slowly sinking into the ground. Old-timers remember peeking into the house as children, believing it be haunted.   When Mark Goff & Phillip...

The Perfect Historic Corner Fixer-Upper in Newburgh, NY

With every apple picking season I mentally retreat to the orchards of New York's historic Hudson Valley. It’s just such a serene place filled with old downtowns, cozy homes, and colorful fall foliage. So imagine my excitement to come across today’s Queen Anne fixer-upper in Newburgh (yes, team CIRCA is obsessed with Newburgh)! This house in the Washington Heights neighborhood sure packs a lot of charm,...

CIRCA is on Twitter!

Amp up the charm in your Twitter feed with some crown molding and tin ceilings! If you're the type that craves an instantaneous old house fix, follow our tweets at @circahouses. See you...

CIRCA Loves Real Estate Agent: Gayle Harvey!

Postcard courtesy of Shook Photos. Seriously, how cool is realtor Gayle Harvey? She grew up on an apple & beef operation and -- get this -- had her own beef & cattle herd before she was out of high school. Now THIS is a woman I want to sell me a farm! Fortunately for those looking, Gayle has her own real estate brokerage in Charlotteville, Virginia, where she eats, sleeps and breathes historic houses,...

Dream Home: The Historic Mill House in Starksboro, VT

Fact: I'm a total real estate junkie. If we get down to brass tacks, I started CIRCA Houses to justify the fact that I waste hours every day falling in love with properties I'll never have. As my husband can attest, I've been known to crawl into bed with the computer, drifting off into dreamland with visions of fixer-uppers dancing in my head. But it wasn't until last week that a real estate video actually...

Iowa Beauty Staged for a Comeback

Another Friday, another fixer-upper! And what a great piece of Midwestern history do I have to share with you today. An hour’s drive from Cedar Rapids, this Greek Revival beauty in Manchester, Iowa was built as a stagecoach inn in 1856. A stagecoach inn! I’m already hooked. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, here are just some of the reasons why I love it....

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