I grew up in a Greek Revival home in upstate New York that my parents poured decades of love into restoring. The photo above is my mom standing in front of the house when she and my dad first purchased it over 30 years ago. This photo inspired CIRCA Houses, and it’s now inspiring our […]
by Elizabeth Finkelstein Enter our Instagram contest to win a custom tiny portrait of your house!
by Candice Whitlow Well, we are officially into the holiday season. Weather is cooler, homes are starting to be adorned with lights and garlands, and retail stores are getting busier. My household typically does it’s shopping at the last minute, but this year we’re actually ahead of the game. Jake and I have been […]
Hey, old house lovers! Ever wish you could make your commute go by more quickly by swiping through photos upon photos of gorgeous old homes for sale? You’re in luck—We now have a smartphone app!!! It’s the first mobile app crafted specifically for old house enthusiasts searching for their perfect home (and those who just […]
I don’t know exactly WHAT draws me to sad & lonely old houses just crying out for TLC. But whatever it is, I’m perfectly fine with it. I spend hours every day ogling cheap older homes that have some degree of detail left inside, whether it be a dusty mantel, original wood floors hidden under […]
by Candice Whitlow This past year has been a whirlwind of changes in my life. Eight months ago my husband and I brought another little, old house lover into the world, with the birth of our first child. Of course anyone who has ever had a baby knows that it entails a flood of visitors, […]
I am simply thrilled to announce the launch today of CIRCA’s bi-monthly, curated, antiques pop-up shop! Every two months, we’ll be hand-picking gorgeous vintage finds for your home based around a fun, old house-inspired theme. Explore the shop HERE, and remember to snatch the items up quickly–everything is one-of-a-kind, so when it’s gone, it’s gone! […]
photo courtesy of Movement Mortgage “I think millennials are definitely interested in being their own people, in being individuals and carving their own path. Your home is the ultimate expression of that.” Recently, the National Association of Realtors released data proving what I’ve suspected for a long time: the younger the buyer, the older […]
by Rhonda Montague (Credit: Aaron Logan/Lightmatter.) Summer is in full swing and what’s not to love about California dreaming, especially the daydream of buying a house on Catalina Island!
by Elizabeth Finkelstein It’s time to face the music.
by Elizabeth Finkelstein CIRCA just turned one year old! Here’s a little birthday message from Cristiana + Elizabeth:
by Elizabeth Finkelstein Shopping for an old house in Delaware? Mark your calendars for October 5th from 1-4pm for Delaware State-Wide Historic Open House Day, when scores of old houses for sale across the state will be open to the public! Sigh. I just LOVE when realtors go above and beyond to market old houses. […]
by Elizabeth Finkelstein I’m so thrilled to announce some BIG NEWS: I’m now an official online columnist for one of my all-time favorite magazines — Country Living!!! I’ll be writing all about my favorite CIRCA listings and more old house-related goodness. Make sure to follow Country Living on Facebook and check the column weekly to […]
Hey, Hometalk! We love you right back! We’re thrilled to have been given a nice, big shout-out by the lovelies over at Hometalk, the “home & garden knowledge hub.” Hometalk wrote a great piece on 10 incredible once-abandoned historic homes that were brought back to life in big and beautiful ways. As someone who can’t […]
by Elizabeth Finkelstein Spring is finally here!!! After the brutal winter we’ve all had, this calls for some serious celebration! In honor of old houses everywhere covered in lilacs, peonies, johnny jump-ups and snapdragons (my personal childhood favorite), CIRCA is offering all listings through April 15th at half off the regular $45 listing fee. To […]
by Elizabeth Finkelstein Hey New Jerseyites (and wanna-be New Jerseyites)! One of my favorite CIRCA houses is open for viewing this Sunday, March 16th, from 1:00 – 4:00. The best reason to attend? Period wallpaper on the CEILINGS, or course! Lots of pictures below, but I’m sure it looks even better in person. See for […]
by Elizabeth Finkelstein Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I’m so excited to introduce a very special interactive event we’ll be hosting for the reminder of the month of February. I’ll be leaving for a 2-week vacation this weekend, and the Magazine will be taking a little break while I’m away. But in the meantime, I’m calling […]
Yesterday, CIRCA received a big-time endorsement from Country Living magazine, which called us a “must visit site!” I have been reading Country Living for years, and their endorsement means the world. On behalf of all the old houses on CIRCA seeking families, THANK YOU COUNTRY LIVING!!!
Amp up the charm in your Twitter feed with some crown molding and tin ceilings! If you’re the type that craves an instantaneous old house fix, follow our tweets at @circahouses. See you there!
Historic house sellers — set your stopwatches! You have until September 30th to list your houses on CIRCA for 90 days entirely free-of-charge. So gather ’em up and send them our way! We want your best, your most beautiful, your favorites. In exchange, we’ll bend over backwards making your listings pop. Now really, how can […]
It doesn’t take much to make an old house stand out from the crowd. New construction has nothing on a 19th-century marble mantelpiece. Still, with a little extra effort, the sale can be a breeze. Here are five tips to make sure you’re showing off your old house in its best light.