Facebook-Round-small   Instagram-round-small   Pinterest-round-small   Twitter-round-small   google plus   you tube
Access the world's greatest historic house marketplace

Search : Archive for Before & After

15 Years and Counting: Restoring a Massive Victorian Home on Danville’s “Millionaire’s Row”

by Shannon Lee Some people spend their whole lives dreaming about buying and a renovating a big, old fixer-upper. Others actually take the plunge. Talking with Carla Minosh of The Danville Experience about her beautiful Victorian home is an utter delight. Her voice glows with warmth as the talks about the Sublett-Miller House, the home she and her husband purchased over 15 years ago in Danville, VA. Originally built in 1874 on “Millionaire’s Row,” the home offered a wealth of possibility, and was a promising challenge for the restoration-minded couple. They had recently completed work on their solid stone 1945 cape cod, and thought the Sublett-Miller house would be a “fun” new project.   Indeed, it was and is – almost sixteen years later, the restoration work is still going strong. Carla took time from her

Read more

A Victorian Time Capsule in Freehold, New Jersey

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I call this column “Before & After,” but this particular piece should actually be called “Before and WAY BEFORE.” Some of you may know Ken Roginski — aka The Old House Guy — from his fantastic website that offers an endless supply of information related to researching and renovating old houses. Oddly enough, before he reached out to me, my mom discovered his website and sent along it along to me with note: “You have to meet this guy!” Well, I finally got to, and Ken shared with me the whole story of how he restored a vernacular Queen Anne-style home in Freehold, New Jersey.   Around the suburbs of New York and in New Jersey, houses like Ken’s are a dime a dozen. I admit that I very rarely stop to look twice

Read more

A Cape Cod Jewel Box is Rescued!

Having grown up in New England, I have a serious soft spot for a classic Cape house. I’ve always thought of Capes as little, historical jewel boxes. Though really, what’s not to love? They’ve got charm, history and all that New England beauty bundled up in a perfect, manageable size. But what makes today’s featured Cape house even more special is that it was RESCUED! The little gem at 27 Station Avenue in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts had been boarded up for 12 years before Nancy and Garry Hopkins brought it back to life. And the best part? The house is now for sale. I. WANT. IT.   Nancy was kind enough to pass along some before-and-after shots of the house and to answer my questions about the renovation. Read on for loads of gorgeous photos and

Read more

An Authentic Los Angeles Restoration by “Mr. & Mr. 1941”

Mid-century fans: You’re in for a serious treat! I am absolutely thrilled to share with you today an authentic 1941 apartment restoration by Steven Keylon and John Delarosa, residents of the National Register-listed Village Green complex in Los Angeles. Steven has been very involved in the preservation of the Village Green (more on this in the coming weeks!) and he was kind enough to share some photos with me of their own condo, which is filled to the brim with swoon-worthy mid-century artwork and antiques. All photos are courtesy of Steven and

Read more

Before & After: Queen Anne Home Gets a Facelift!

Don’t you just LOVE seeing work-in-progress photos? I could really look at this stuff all day long. Today’s before-and-after comes to us from Bootheel of Missouri in the small town of Naylor. Kudos to Barco Construction on this fabulous exterior renovation. Love it! Read on for lots of yummy

Read more

Old House Search

All drop-downs are optional.

Show me only properties currently for sale.

Facebook-Round-small   Instagram-round-small   Pinterest-round-small   Twitter-round-small   google plus   you tube





















Is CIRCA not enough old house love for you? Follow Elizabeth's column at Country Living Magazine. | Monthly Print | Weekly Online