November 2019

These 7 Homes Have Stained Glass to Die For!

520 5th St, Catasauqua, PA Beautiful stained glass is a special treat in any old house: the beautiful shadows and glowing colors that emanate from them add a special charm that can't be duplicated. The one-of-a-kind masterpieces in these homes make a vibrant statement that's completely unique, just like we like it. 1. 298 Page St, Aviston, IL - $344,900 6 beds/2 baths  3,300 sqft, 0.5 acres This...

These 4 Old Houses are for Book Lovers

33 Lithgow Road, Millbrook, NY There's nothing like a room covered in filled bookcases. If you love to read, your dream old house probably has a room like one of these. A reading room needs to be cozy, inviting - basically the perfect place to store and enjoy your collection. These set the standard! 1. 280 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA  - $475,000 5 beds/3 baths  3,747 sqft Sit in front of the...

6 Old Homes with Fabulous Fireplaces

1154 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY The more fireplaces are inside, the better the house. That is just how it works. A place to gather around a crackling fire, or just an elegant mantle to decorate with the perfect assemblage of knick-knacks - they're the best. These homes all have stunning ones! 1. 98 Otsego St, Canajoharie, NY  - $159,000 5 beds/2 baths  3,488 sqft, 0.57 acres This grand home reels...

5 Fabulous Turn-Key Bed & Breakfasts

1117 Grove Street, Vicksburg, MS Doesn't owning a charming old house with a big ol' porch sound like a dream? These Bed & Breakfasts are up and running and ready for you to take over! 1. Historic Spencer House Inn, St. Marys, GA  - $1,750,000 14 beds/15 baths  10,147 sqft, 0.44 acres The Spencer House Inn, property built in 1872, is located in the heart of the St. Marys Historic District...

Here are 5 Gorgeous Homes for Sale in the Hudson Valley

NY-66, Chatham, NY Ah the Hudson Valley, the pride of New York State. River views, idyllic landscapes and a little peace a quiet are the icing on top of these gorgeous old homes. 1. 4 Gilchrest Road, Congers - $449,000 3 beds/2 baths  1,900 sqft This rare Early American cape borders the shores of Congers Lake with easy access to its 3 mile walking paths. A delightful farmhouse offers refined...

10 Homes for Sale on Over 10 Acres

99 Main Street, Franklin, LA There's nothing more idyllic than a dreamy home set on acres and acres of land. Plant a garden! Bring the horses! The options feel limitless with so much space to play with. These beautiful homes are worth checking it out in their own right, but they also come with room to run. 1. 67 Candia Rd, Deerfield, NH - $580,000 7 beds/9 baths  5,138 sqft, 20 acres Wild...

10 Beautiful Old Houses For Sale in Texas

501 Kernodle St, Rockwall, TX If you're looking to put down roots in Texas, here's a round-up of eye-catching Victorian properties for sale that are (mostly) massive and have massive charm to boot, just like the Lone Star state. 1. 9105 Mayfair Ln, Brenham - $2,795,000 5 beds/4.5 baths  4,840 sqft, 46.78 acres This beauty sits on over 46 acres and was built by a descendent of Syd Pennington,...

The Best Old House Instagram Feeds

Over at @CheapOldHouses, we share a steady stream of amazing old houses that are under $100K. The beauty-cost ratio of these babes makes it endlessly fun for browsing but also introduces the idea of, "What if we actually bought this house??" We've cultivated a beautiful little restoration community full of old house dreamers and hands-on fixer uppers along the way and we love to exchange inspiration and...

This Mansion is Mahhhhvelous!

This 28 room mansion is *surprise* good 'til the last room. The entryway is all stained glass and mahogany, there are NINE fireplaces throughout, and the wood paneling was imported from Chatham Mansion's namesake in England. The family that built it (a wealthy lumber broker, mmhmm) sold it after World War Two and it has been owned by the same family ever since. They've really made the place shine and we...

CIRCA School: Mid Century Modern and the Birth of the Open Floor Plan

The Kaufmann Desert House, designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1946 for Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufmann, who had previously commissioned Fallingwater. Source: Library of Congress Grab your No. 2 pencils, everyone! It's time for CIRCA School, where we uncover the fascinating facts behind everyone's favorite old house styles and details. The Mid Century Modern decorative aesthetic...

This Turkish Room is Unexpected and Legendary

I could write a novel about the McNally Estate. Our very own Cristiana Pena visited this beauty today, and she can absolutely confirm that it is even more amazing in person. It's a really unique and imposing shingle-style Queen Anne that is bursting with history both architectural and stemming from its famous owner, Andrew McNally. Yes, that McNally! He was one of the most successful cartography publishers...

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