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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 […]

This Art Deco House is an Incredible Time Capsule

This Art Deco House is an Incredible Time Capsule

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   A little bit of Miami Beach is alive and kicking in Baltimore, Maryland, where this jawdropper of an Art Deco house is for sale. I’m a total sucker for anything mint green, so I couldn’t help showing it a little love here on CIRCA. Besides, there are PLASTIC PINK FLAMINGOS. Sign […]

Yes, You DO Deserve to Live in a Castle on 150 Acres!

Yes, You DO Deserve to Live in a Castle on 150 Acres!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I was completely blown away when this incredible listing landed on CIRCA! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971, Redstone Castle is a turn-of-the-century jewel on 150 acres completed in 1902 for industrialist and coal magnate John Cleveland Osgood. At the time, Osgood rubbed elbows with the likes of […]

Art Deco Lovers Will Adore This 1931 Denver Mini-Castle

Art Deco Lovers Will Adore This 1931 Denver Mini-Castle

As a (rather nerdy) child growing up in the Northeast, I used to spend snow days home from school curled up in front of the television watching old Fred & Ginger movies. Homes of the 1930s, especially those that draw from the Art Deco style, have a special place in my heart. So I was […]

Now's Your Chance to Buy That Historic Inn You've Always Wanted

Now's Your Chance to Buy That Historic Inn You've Always Wanted

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I know, I know: You have ALWAYS wanted to own a historic inn. Thanks, Melanie, for sending this one my way! Located on the banks of the Des Moines River, this stunner was built by one of Keosauqua, Iowa’s founding fathers, Edwin Manning, and is listed on the National Register of Historic […]

There's Some Pretty Insane Woodwork Inside This Illinois Home

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 […]

You Could Have This Victorian Mansion for $29,900. But There's a Catch.

You Could Have This Victorian Mansion for $29,900. But There's a Catch.

by Elizabeth Finkelstein. All photos courtesy of Kas-Bar Realty, Inc. Well, now I’ve seen EVERYTHING. A CIRCA fan (thanks, Margaret!) just sent over this listing for a spectacular Queen Anne style mansion (Is mansion the right word? I’m thinking more like ACROPOLIS OF THE OLD HOUSE GODS). It’s got everything: to-die-for woodwork, ornate plaster & […]

A Historic Home Fit for the Gods in Portland, Maine

A Historic Home Fit for the Gods in Portland, Maine

Image courtesy of the Portland Press Herald.   Every Sunday growing up my parents would take us to our local Catholic church; it was called the “Beach Chapel” since it was close to the shore and smaller and less formal than the main site. Religion aside, there was always something comforting about the ritual and […]

Own a Piece of Chicago Starchitecture!

Own a Piece of Chicago Starchitecture!

As a child, I loved crafting — making jewelry, painting pottery, scrapbooking. And while I do still enjoy breaking out the ol’ glue gun in my adult life, my interests have turned to a very different type of Arts and Crafts — the architectural style made popular by the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright.   […]

A Bona Fide Castle For Sale… In The Bronx?

A Bona Fide Castle For Sale… In The Bronx?

Most of us who live in New York City dream of one day owning a luxurious, spacious home filled with all of life’s luxuries. I’m talking about the little things: an extra closet, a spare room, or an eat-in kitchen. To us space-deprived urbanites, an extra few square feet seems palatial. So, you can imagine […]

Victorian Whimsy in New Jersey

Victorian Whimsy in New Jersey

Today’s Jawdropper is much more than your typical gingerbread house. For sale by Jackie Scura of RE/MAX and built in 1871, this roomy cottage in Mount Tabor, New Jersey, is oozing with fanciful cutouts, decorative ironwork, intricately carved woodwork, colorful stained glass, and offbeat ornamentation. Its striking whimsy might make you think it came right […]