August 2015

A Blue Ridge Babe: You Should Move to Black Mountain, North Carolina!

By Alix Adams. Photo by Sloan Poe. Welcome to "You Should Move To...", in which we travel 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]!   Black Mountain, North Carolina is the kind of town that has real personality. Warm and welcoming, she’s a...

Spectacular Antique Chandeliers From Every Era

by Rhonda Montague. All photos courtesy of FirstDibs.   We’ve gathered a stunning selection of antique and vintage glass chandeliers from the Victorian Era right through Mid Century Modern to share with you! Click on the corresponding link to take you to the online shop where you can see more photos and find out more information about each vintage piece. Happy shopping!  ...

Fixer-Upper: A Second-Empire Style Mansion in East Hampton, Connecticut

by Teresa Iafolla. All photos courtesy of Hunter Realty Group In the cozy, northeastern town of East Hampton, Connecticut sits a beautiful old mansion waiting for a new owner. Homes in this neck of the woods typically cost a small (or not so small) fortune, so for just $299,500 this is a relative steal. The catch? According to the listing, "the property has freeze damage will not qualify for...

Help Save This Gorgeous Old House in Danvers, Massachusetts!

by Rhonda Montague (Photo courtesy of: The Preservation League of Essex County.) The stately Porter-Bradstreet residence was built by one of the earliest settlers in America, John Porter, who emigrated from England in the early 1600’s. There are fewer than 400 First Period homes (construction dating from 1626-1725) remaining in the entire country. Unfortunately, this precious piece of American...

Fixer-Upper: Delap-Fyffe Farmstead

by Teresa Iafolla This darling Friday Fixer-Upper comes with over 156 years of history and a great story! Built in 1859, the Delap-Fyffe Farmstead was built as a wedding present from David Delap to his wife, Alli (Can you imagine a better wedding present?). True to the DIY spirit, David cut the wood for the house himself and had it polished off in the nearby town.  ...

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