April 2016

How to Move an Entire House

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. Remember last Valentine's Day, when we made a video about those 6 amazing historical homes being offered for free, provided they could be moved? Well, ever since then, we've received a slew of emails asking how one would go about moving a house!   Since I've never moved a house myself, I decided to ask the amazing Mike Brovont over at Wolfe House & Building Movers for some...

Breaking News: Introducing CIRCA's Pop-Up Shop!

I am simply thrilled to announce the launch today of CIRCA's bi-monthly, curated, antiques pop-up shop! Every two months, we'll be hand-picking gorgeous vintage finds for your home based around a fun, old house-inspired theme. Explore the shop HERE, and remember to snatch the items up quickly--everything is one-of-a-kind, so when it's gone, it's gone!   April's theme is "Vintage Greenhouse." Now...

10 Houses Under $50,000: April 2016 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I could look at cheap old homes ALL. DAY. LONG. Indulge with me! I'm absolutely enamored with some of the homes I found for this month's round-up of 10 gorgeous old houses for sale for under $50,000. Enjoy!   This month's picks, right this...

Newsflash: Young People Love Old Houses

photo courtesy of Movement Mortgage “I think millennials are definitely interested in being their own people, in being individuals and carving their own path. Your home is the ultimate expression of that.”   Recently, the National Association of Realtors released data proving what I've suspected for a long time: the younger the buyer, the older the house they are buying. It makes sense, doesn't...

Meet the Amazing Couple Who Just Bought This Incredible Indiana Fixer-Upper

by Shannon Lee. Photos by Jane Daniels Photography. Joshua Targownik is ready to get out of town. Los Angeles, that is. His desire to restore a home to its original beauty has been eating at him for years, and his girlfriend has been itching to get back to Indiana. The result was the purchase of the Kirby-McMillion House, a home with stunning potential for these two do-it-yourselfers. Here’s how they...

Now THIS is What a Beach House Should Look Like (and Please Don't Tear It Down!)

Recently, I spent a week in Anna Maria Island, Florida, which at one time was full of darling mid-century ranches and beach bungalows that harkened back to the early days of Florida family vacations. It seems like every time I go back, another handful have been replaced with monstrous, cookie-cutter vacations rentals. Beach houses seem especially vulnerable to tear-downs, and because many beach towns have...

Friday Fixer-Upper: Jesse B. Robbin's House in Missouri!

by Rachael Meyerink. Source: Zillow. Happy Friday! Get ready to drool over this 1867 brick Italianate home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is partially gutted, but appears to be full of treasures such as the arched transom doors, built-ins, fireplaces and a beautiful open staircase.  ...

What is a Brownstone?

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. I've wanted to live in a brownstone for as long as I can remember. While I work toward that multi-million dollar goal (wish me luck!) I'm spending my days finding fun facts about brownstones that you probably didn't know. For instance: Did you know you could zipline over the original quarries from which most of New York's brownstone came?...

Spotted on Craigslist! A Free Farmhouse in Iowa

by Rachael Meyerink We recently spotted this massive, classic Queen Anne in Ellston, Iowa, that is in desperate need of a new owner. According to this ad on Craigslist, it faces the wrecking ball unless someone is willing to save the day and move it to safety. The moving costs would be considerable, but the house itself is FREE! Need someplace to move it? The owner apparently has 9 acres of land only 3.5...

This Amazing Couple Bought Their Old Home for Only $25,000

by Shannon Lee To lovers of old homes and fixer-uppers, Sandra Brown and her husband Bert are living the dream. In 2015, they stumbled upon a beautiful foursquare in the tiny town of Sparta, Georgia. Built in 1900, she had fallen into disrepair, and was in desperate need of someone who would see the beauty in her original wood trim, windows and doors, as well as the stunning six (count ‘em, six!)...

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