July 2016

There's Some Pretty Insane Woodwork Inside This Illinois Home

Whether or not you're a fan of the "more is more" approach the Victorians took to outfitting their homes, you'll still be awestruck with the interior of this massive home for sale in Rock Island, Illinois. It appears to have retained pretty much all of its original woodwork, and let me tell ya'—there's a LOT of it! This beauty is on the market for $205,700, and that would pretty afford you a semi-large...

Holy Smokes! These are the Most Gorgeous Built-Ins Ever.

Holy built-in moly!!! I'm absolutely swooning over this listing at 411 Wapping St in Frankfort, KY, aka The Bibb Burnley House, for sale for $399,000. The incredible, Gothic-style built-ins stretch all the way to the ceiling. Scroll down to see what I mean. OBSESSED!   Oh, and here's a random tidbit: The Bibb variety of lettuce was developed here!   Eye candy, right this...

Save The Sock Monkey House!

by Melanie Moore Krogman.   You know those cute grey and red sock monkeys we see in toy stores? Yes! A piece of the story behind them lies within the walls of this charming, not too big, but not too small, perfectly petite, 1557-sq. ft. house. This Second-Empire style, two-story house in Rockford, Illinois boasts an amazing staircase, fireplace, and hardwood floors. It also retains its exterior...

You Need to Buy This $40,000 North Carolina Home

In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm just a wee bit obsessed with cheap, GORGEOUS old homes. So when a CIRCA reader (thanks Bridget!) sent me this beauty in New Bern, North Carolina, I had to share it! Lots of original details remain inside, PLUS it's located in a national historic district. Who's gonna snatch it up!?   Wanna...

This Newport, Rhode Island Home is Victorian Perfection

by Shannon McGurrin Gish.   Do you dream of that charmed New England life? We hear ya'! In our New England Dreams column, Shannon takes us on a virtual tour of the Northeast through the lens of her favorite old house finds.   There’s a saying that New Englanders have the horizon in their eyes and salt water in their blood, especially those who live along the shoreline. From the Ocean State of...

House Crush: An Adorable Craftsman Bungalow in Georgetown, Texas

by Danielle Watts.   If you've ever been to Georgetown, Texas, you know that its rightfully earned title of having the "Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas" isn't a stretch. The historic buildings surrounding the court house are speckled with restaurants, antique stores, and even wineries. As you venture beyond the picturesque square, you realize that the historic buildings don't end there. The...

This Historic Hudson Valley Home Has the Best Ceilings We've Ever Seen

by Lisa Levin   We're just a little biased toward life in New York's Hudson Valley, not just because Elizabeth, our founder, lives there! Just up the river from New York City, this is one of the prettiest places in America, and Lisa is ready to take you on a tour of the area's most incredible old houses.   Looking for that perfect combination of pre-Revolutionary history and just enough gentle...

This Vermont Italianate is Our New England Dream Come True

by Shannon McGurrin Gish.   Do you dream of that charmed New England life? We hear ya'! In our New England Dreams column, Shannon takes us on a virtual tour of the Northeast through the lens of her favorite old house finds.   Be still my Victorian beating heart. In one of New England’s oldest chartered towns—Vergennes, VT (pronounced ver –JENZ)—this residence brims with Italianate detail...

Save This House! The Robert Meek House: Circa 1872

by Melanie Moore Krogman.   Do you dream of living in a beautiful brick Victorian house? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to save this house sitting on the hillside above the Des Moines River. No. 706 5th St. in Bonaparte, Iowa is an absolute JEWEL that is in need someone to love it again! All that you get for the price of $99,900 (yup, for all 4,308 sq. feet) far outweighs the areas that are...

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