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We're Loving This 1918 Memphis Charmer

We're Loving This 1918 Memphis Charmer

by Asiyah Kurtz.   Stop everything…this gorgeous early 20th century house has all the good stuff you need for living today!   Swoon-worthy staircase? Check. Wrap-around porch for entertaining? Yep. Crown molding on soaring windows? You got it. Charm and character for days? Absolutely.  

We've Got a Crush On This Indiana Farmhouse!

We've Got a Crush On This Indiana Farmhouse!

by Leona Jaeger No doubt many of us have heard the old saying referring to having to wait for something “till the cows come home.” Well, in this case it is meant both figuratively and literally! With that kind of omen, this might be the home you’ve been waiting for!  

House Crush: The Lucerne Hotel, Canaan, New Hampshire

House Crush: The Lucerne Hotel, Canaan, New Hampshire

by Leona Jaeger This special home is not just *any* crush, it’s an Avalanche of Crush! When I first saw the photos of this Canaan home, this Greek Revival goddess, I wanted to squeal so loudly my seams would burst! The stunning front façade with the “look at me” gable and balcony pulls you toward […]

House Crush: The Castle of Lake Orion, MI

House Crush: The Castle of Lake Orion, MI

by Leona Jaeger Perched along the waterfront of Bellevue Island in Lake Orion you’ll see an array of lovely and cozy-looking homes. One, however, is sure to stand out. Not just because of it’s sweet raspberry-mauve color (although that helps), but because it will probably be the most eclectic Folk Victorian you’ve ever seen. Read […]

House Crush: Queen Anne Victorian of Swampscott, MA

House Crush: Queen Anne Victorian of Swampscott, MA

by Leona Jaeger Have you ever wanted to “have your cake and eat it, too”? Sure you have—and this time it’s do-able! Read about this gorgeous Queen Anne home and indulge yourself! The fact that it’s beachside is icing on the cake — and it’s for sale on CIRCA!  

Live Like Victorian Royalty in Sylvania, Georgia!

Live Like Victorian Royalty in Sylvania, Georgia!

by Leona Jaeger I don’t think I’ve met a single soul who doesn’t love the idea of a sunny day, a barely-there cool breeze, an icy lemonade (or iced tea or mint julep) and a huge porch on which to sway lazily away in a cozy rocking chair. If you’re one of the souls I […]

House Crush: The Justus Humiston House

House Crush: The Justus Humiston House

by Leona Jaeger One of the many things I love about old houses is what they can teach you — what they can help you imagine. My latest house crush has me imagining all sorts of things about life in 1769! If you love early American homes as much as I do, you’re about to […]

Black Walnut Plantation: 800 Acres of Historical Magic!

Black Walnut Plantation: 800 Acres of Historical Magic!

by Leona Jaeger (photo by Lee Sandstead) If you are indeed an old house lover (as I am!), it’s probably safe to say that it’s not just the beauty and craftsmanship behind old homes that draws you in, but the history as well. There’s a bit of mystery — a curious desire to know who […]

DREAM HOUSE: Where Nantucket Meets NYC Suburb

DREAM HOUSE: Where Nantucket Meets NYC Suburb

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Since CIRCA features homes all over the country, it’s rare that I’m given the opportunity to peek inside any of the beautiful old houses listed on the site. Which is sad, in a way. I’ve mentioned before that what makes old houses so wonderful is an essence that can’t be captured in […]

The Usonian Inn: A Mid-Century Marvel in Spring Green, Wisconsin

The Usonian Inn: A Mid-Century Marvel in Spring Green, Wisconsin

by Jon Valalik (photo by SJ Strand) Nothing screams “July!” like a dose of pure, unabashed Americana. Today, CIRCA brings you the story behind one of our favorite properties up for sale — Wisconsin’s Usonian Inn, a classic piece of roadside nostalgia with a direct connection to Frank Lloyd Wright in the rural haven of […]

House Crush: Littlebrook Farm

House Crush: Littlebrook Farm

by Caroline Stephenson Bouckaert Have you ever had romantic notions of living in a log home? Perhaps less “Little House on the Prairie” and more mini Adirondack camp set on the West Coast? Today CIRCA brings you the idyllic Littlebrook Farm! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its cultural importance in Spokane […]

House Crush: A Second Empire Beauty in Delaware, Ohio

House Crush: A Second Empire Beauty in Delaware, Ohio

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Another day, another crush-worthy CIRCA house. Ohio, I’m coming!!! Anyone else notice how many STUNNING old houses there are in Ohio? I mean, just LOOK at this one!!! How perfect would this house be for conversion to a bed & breakfast? I’d stay there in a snap, especially since I have a […]

House Crush: Saxton Hall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

House Crush: Saxton Hall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

I have a house crush. And it’s serious. As someone who’s been able to craft a career around old house eye candy, I can assure you that I’ve seen my fair share of beautiful homes. But every once in a while a house comes along that is so special that it deserves its own CIRCA […]

Dream Home: The Historic Mill House in Starksboro, VT

Dream Home: The Historic Mill House in Starksboro, VT

Fact: I’m a total real estate junkie. If we get down to brass tacks, I started CIRCA Houses to justify the fact that I waste hours every day falling in love with properties I’ll never have. As my husband can attest, I’ve been known to crawl into bed with the computer, drifting off into dreamland […]