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If You Don't Buy This $44,960 House, I Will!

If You Don't Buy This $44,960 House, I Will!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   Much as I love what I do for a living, it can sometimes wreck havoc on my life. BECAUSE I WANT ALL THE HOUSES. Can you blame me!? LOOK AT THIS ONE. It’s $44,960. It hurts. I want it. The little fan on the front landing! The staircase! The built-ins! The […]

This is the $90,000 House You Need in Your Life.

This is the $90,000 House You Need in Your Life.

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   As you all know, I cannot get enough of cheap, beautiful old houses (I have an entire Instagram feed devoted to them.) This morning I happenstanced upon this Gothic Revival beauty and nearly fell on the floor. I WANT IT!!! Just look at the window in the upstairs hallway.  

Please Buy This $49,500 New York House!

Please Buy This $49,500 New York House!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   Thank you Craig for sending along this incredible home for sale in Elmira, New York, that has my jaw on the floor. THE POTENTIAL! I love the plasterwork on the ceiling, the stunning mantels, the CHANDELIERS and the stained glass. Someone please save this beauty! Psst… love cheap, beautiful old houses? […]

A Whole Bunch of Amazing Fixer-Uppers North of New York City

A Whole Bunch of Amazing Fixer-Uppers North of New York City

by Elizabeth Finkelstein (Image courtesy of Northern Dutchess Realty Inc.) It’s almost embarrassing to admit how much time I spend looking at fixer-uppers for sale. Ethan (my husband) and I do nothing but dream about landing a big, old farmhouse rife with peeling wallpaper and sited on a hill somewhere up the Hudson River, where […]

My Dream Fixer-Upper is in Stony Point, New York

My Dream Fixer-Upper is in Stony Point, New York

by Elizabeth Finkelstein My amazing friend Ariana, who also happens to be an incredible photographer with a discerning eye for beautiful things, sent me the link to this fixer-upper in Stony Point, NY. It’s Meet Me in St. Louis meets It’s a Wonderful Life and has a storied history as home to some pretty big […]

The $89,900 House That is Blowing Up the Internet

The $89,900 House That is Blowing Up the Internet

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   I have a message for all the budding artists and old house professionals out there: You CAN make a living doing what you’re passionate about, while at the same time doing GOOD FOR THE PLANET. I’ve always been a complete old house fanatic, but never in my wildest dreams would I […]

Friday Fixer-Upper: A Craftsman Home in Historic District of Idaho Falls!

Friday Fixer-Upper: A Craftsman Home in Historic District of Idaho Falls!

by Rachael Meyerink This 1919 Craftsman home is part of a historic district and retains nearly all of its original architectural elements. The original woodwork, hand-painted mantle art, light fixtures, hardware and built-ins are all still present. The kitchen boasts its original cabinetry, wine cupboard and floor-to ceiling subway tile in the breakfast nook. The […]