Old Houses

CIRCA’s Founders Have an Old House TV Show Coming!

CIRCA founders, Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein are bringing “Cheap Old Houses” to TV! Back-to-Back Episodes Premiering Monday, August 9th at 9pm and 9:30pm ET on HGTV & Discovery+. It's here! The show every old house lover has been waiting for since...forever!? This may be the best thing that 2021 brings us. Shortly after the CIRCA Instagram account got its start, founders Elizabeth and...

The Best Old House Instagram Feeds

Over at @CheapOldHouses, we share a steady stream of amazing old houses that are under $100K. The beauty-cost ratio of these babes makes it endlessly fun for browsing but also introduces the idea of, "What if we actually bought this house??" We've cultivated a beautiful little restoration community full of old house dreamers and hands-on fixer uppers along the way and we love to exchange inspiration and...

This Groovy 1972 A-Frame is a Perfect Time Capsule

My inbox was sprouting daisies this morning when Estately emailed me this incredible 1970s A-frame time capsule home for sale in Midway, Utah. The listing is calling it a fixer-upper, but I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING, least of all the shag carpeting and that daisy-patterned vinyl flooring in the kitchen. Retro-fabulous!   Catch You on the Flip...

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...

Our Favorite Historical Inns to Visit this Fall!

by Katy Mendenhall. Photo Courtesy of Boston Business Times How about a little fall vacation? Hoping in the car and driving to a quaint, historic inn for the weekend sounds perfect! I have researched and come up with some beautiful pieces of history that you can stay in today. After all, inns and B&Bs are a great alternative to the more expensive hotel chains. They offer a more personal experience and...

CHÂUTEAU DE GUDANES – A FRENCH LOVE AFFAIR

by Rhonda Montague (All photos courtesy of: Château de Gudanes.) Constructed in the mid 1700's, Château de Gudanes commands attention snuggled up against the soft green hills near the small village of Château-Verdun in the south of France. Few of us can imagine seriously shopping online for an enormous French château needing extensive and expensive renovations, yet, that’s how exactly how Craig and...

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