Old House Eye Candy

These 4 Old Houses are for Book Lovers

33 Lithgow Road, Millbrook, NY There's nothing like a room covered in filled bookcases. If you love to read, your dream old house probably has a room like one of these. A reading room needs to be cozy, inviting - basically the perfect place to store and enjoy your collection. These set the standard! 1. 280 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA  - $475,000 5 beds/3 baths  3,747 sqft Sit in front of the...

6 Old Homes with Fabulous Fireplaces

1154 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY The more fireplaces are inside, the better the house. That is just how it works. A place to gather around a crackling fire, or just an elegant mantle to decorate with the perfect assemblage of knick-knacks - they're the best. These homes all have stunning ones! 1. 98 Otsego St, Canajoharie, NY  - $159,000 5 beds/2 baths  3,488 sqft, 0.57 acres This grand home reels...

5 Fabulous Turn-Key Bed & Breakfasts

1117 Grove Street, Vicksburg, MS Doesn't owning a charming old house with a big ol' porch sound like a dream? These Bed & Breakfasts are up and running and ready for you to take over! 1. Historic Spencer House Inn, St. Marys, GA  - $1,750,000 14 beds/15 baths  10,147 sqft, 0.44 acres The Spencer House Inn, property built in 1872, is located in the heart of the St. Marys Historic District...

What is a Brownstone?

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. I've wanted to live in a brownstone for as long as I can remember. While I work toward that multi-million dollar goal (wish me luck!) I'm spending my days finding fun facts about brownstones that you probably didn't know. For instance: Did you know you could zipline over the original quarries from which most of New York's brownstone came?...

Why You Don't Need a Professional Background in Restoration to Fix Up an Old House

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. I first fell in love with the wonderful Amy Heavilin of Vivacious Victorian years ago, when I began reading about her adventures restoring her incredible Victorian house with her husband. And guess what? She's still married! Amy and her husband are an inspiration to all young couples out there who would love to restore an old house but don't know where to begin. The best part?...

Here's The #1 Thing I Wish All Real Estate Agents Would Do

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. As a full time real estate writer who is always on the hunt for gorgeous homes to feature, there is one thing I wish all real estate agents would do to make my job easier. Real estate photographers, this one's for you! (Psst! Make sure to follow CIRCA's YouTube Channel for more tips & tricks on buying, selling, restoring and decorating old houses!)  ...

The Most Heartwarming Renovation Story I Have Ever Heard

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!! Way back in 2013, CIRCA featured, as one of our Friday Fixer-Uppers, a 9,000 sq. ft. home in Emporia, Kansas that needed (let's put it lightly) just a bit of rehabbing. Well, someone actually bought this house, and is indeed fixing it up, and suffice it to say he is one TRULY inspiring person. I'm so excited to share with you my conversation with the...

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