October 2015

Our Favorite Historical Inns to Visit this Fall!

by Katy Mendenhall. Photo Courtesy of Boston Business Times How about a little fall vacation? Hoping in the car and driving to a quaint, historic inn for the weekend sounds perfect! I have researched and come up with some beautiful pieces of history that you can stay in today. After all, inns and B&Bs are a great alternative to the more expensive hotel chains. They offer a more personal experience and...

You Could Have This Victorian Mansion for $29,900. But There's a Catch.

by Elizabeth Finkelstein. All photos courtesy of Kas-Bar Realty, Inc. Well, now I've seen EVERYTHING. A CIRCA fan (thanks, Margaret!) just sent over this listing for a spectacular Queen Anne style mansion (Is mansion the right word? I'm thinking more like ACROPOLIS OF THE OLD HOUSE GODS). It's got everything: to-die-for woodwork, ornate plaster & coffered ceilings, stained glass--the list goes on. And...

My Latest House Crush is Being Featured in Country Living Magazine

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. Photo courtesy of Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty. This week over at Country Living Magazine, I wrote about this OH-MY-GOSH-GIVE-IT-TO-ME-NOW-I-NEED-IT-IN-MY-LIFE-THIS-MINUTE house in Hancock, Maine. To say it's my latest house crush would be an vast understatement. I love the rugs, the painted floors, the country kitchen and the perfect use of red on the upstairs...

7 Historic New England Homes for Under $100,000 that are NOT Fixer-Uppers

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. I like to think of myself as a professional house-peeper, with leaf-peeping as a side hobby. This time of year always makes me wish I lived way up in New England, where the fall colors are shimmering brightly and the old houses are dazzling. To prove that you don't need to be a millionaire to own a beautiful, old house in my favorite part of the country, I tracked down 7 gorgeous...

Fixer-Upper: A Lovely Queen Anne in Macon, Missouri

by Teresa Iafolla. All photos courtesy of Century 21 Today’s Friday fixer upper is a lovely, sprawling Queen Anne nested away in Macon, Missouri. Built in 1875, this Victorian beauty still has many of its original touches — including some breathtaking woodwork. Last we heard it was under contract, but in the event that this one falls through, we've got $63,000 waiting in the wings!   I love it!...

Peek Inside This Spectacular Farmhouse for Sale in Nanuet, New York!

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. Photo by Edberg Marketing. We made another movie! Come geek out with Cristiana and me as we peek inside this TO DIE FOR ca. 1754 farmhouse in Nanuet, New York (right around the corner from where I live, and just a hop, skip and a jump away from New York City!) Special thanks to Laura Weintraub of Weld Realty for allowing us to use this spectacular home as our playground for the...

Hashtag Challenge: Share Your Pictures of Old Houses in the Fall

By Elizabeth Finkelstein Do you know what I love even more than old houses? That's right: old houses in the fall! Nothing suits a historical home like a fresh coat of autumn leaves. From now through Thanksgiving, we're inviting you to share with us your favorite pictures of old houses in the fall using the hashtag #oldhousefall on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We'll be sharing our favorite submissions...

Life is Good: I Got to Interview Nicole Curtis!

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. Photo by Lauren Noess/HGTV. Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Other times, it's da bomb diggity. This week, Country Living Magazine offered me the opportunity to interview one of my favorite people: the one and only Nicole Curtis! (you love her, right? YES YOU DO.) She shared with me her top 5 tips for anyone looking to buy and restore an old house. Let me tell ya': this woman...

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...

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...

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