July 2015

10 Houses Under $50,000: August 2015 Edition

by Teresa Iafolla From Maine to Missouri, these 10 diamonds-in-the-rough have one thing in common: they have loads of history at bargain prices. Most of these are turn-of-the-century homes with the architectural flourishes I pine for — the sweeping porches, the elegant spindlework, fishscale singles. All just waiting for a good polish and a home rehabber ready to roll up their sleeves. Any of these...

CHÂUTEAU DE GUDANES – A FRENCH LOVE AFFAIR

by Rhonda Montague (All photos courtesy of: Château de Gudanes.) Constructed in the mid 1700's, Château de Gudanes commands attention snuggled up against the soft green hills near the small village of Château-Verdun in the south of France. Few of us can imagine seriously shopping online for an enormous French château needing extensive and expensive renovations, yet, that’s how exactly how Craig and...

Fixer-Upper: Lumber Bridge Queen Anne

by Teresa Iafolla Hidden away in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, this old-time beauty is just begging to be fixed up! And at only $150,000, it’s the steal you’ve been waiting for. Those gorgeous Queen Anne touches (look at that porch!) just need a little TLC to really shine. And with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and over 2 acres of verdant landscape, you have plenty of room to work your transformation....

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