Old Houses

6 Books Old House Lovers Should Own

Whether you're dreaming about old houses, shopping for one, or in the midst of restoring yours to perfection right now, you'll benefit from adding these to your shelf. Old house lovers worth their weight in wavy glass should have an itty-bitty background in urban planning, an understanding of the domestic architectural styles surrounding them, and some sound advice on decor and styling a place to...

How to Create Your ~*Fantasy*~ Farmhouse Kitchen!

Is this a "one-room journey" or an immersive sound experience?! BOTH, obviously *wink* The Castkills wildlife turned out in full force to chirp and sing along as Christienne of @catskillfarmhouse warmly welcomes us into her kitchen to share the backstory of how she and her husband have renovated their spacious, airy (now that they've raised the ceiling nearly two feet!) kitchen.The look: simple,...

What Do Home-Seekers Want to See in Real Estate in 2022?

New year and, for some, new (old) house dreams! We asked our CIRCA community of old house lovers what they'd like to see in the real estate market in 2022. Whether they're actively in the market searching for their dream house, or if they've already put down roots and are reflecting back on their house hunt, what would speak to their old house-loving soul the most? Here's some of what they told us (real...

How to restore a fairytale cottage (right out of Lord of the Rings!)!

In a mystical realm called Wisconsin 😉 stands @elvencottage, a c. 1926 cottage straight from your favorite childhood fairy tale (or adulthood fantasy novel). It’s been nearly a year since West and Alexis purchased this fantastical old house (their old house-iversary is coming in December!) and in that time they’ve painstakingly and carefully restored windows one by one ... and that’s just the...

You’ll be speechless when you see this church-turned-home!

The hashtag #LookUp was surely coined with All Saints House in mind! Follow homeowners and restorers Anastasiia and Gunther through the arched doorway and into this converted chapel. The soaring ceiling is impossible to ignore (ok by us!), and the Great Room is filled with stories — some anchored by objects and others as memories that Gunther and Anastasiia generously share with us as they guide us on...

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...

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