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The Brady Bunch House is for Sale!

The Brady Bunch House is for Sale!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   If I could only cough up $1,885,000, my childhood dream of being Cindy Brady might be one step closer to reality. (Hey, you have to admit, that family had fabulous taste in houses.) Check out this super fun listing from Douglas Elliman!  

Send Us Your Vintage Photos

Send Us Your Vintage Photos

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 […]

15 Houses Under $50,000: May 2018 Edition

15 Houses Under $50,000: May 2018 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Ever since I started writing this particular column several years back, a funny thing has happened: I’ve started to become a magnet for cheap, old fixer-uppers. They seem to come to me in my sleep. They arrive daily in my inbox. People have even stopped me on the street to tell me […]

If You Don't Buy This $44,960 House, I Will!

If You Don't Buy This $44,960 House, I Will!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   Much as I love what I do for a living, it can sometimes wreck havoc on my life. BECAUSE I WANT ALL THE HOUSES. Can you blame me!? LOOK AT THIS ONE. It’s $44,960. It hurts. I want it. The little fan on the front landing! The staircase! The built-ins! The […]

This is the $90,000 House You Need in Your Life.

This is the $90,000 House You Need in Your Life.

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   As you all know, I cannot get enough of cheap, beautiful old houses (I have an entire Instagram feed devoted to them.) This morning I happenstanced upon this Gothic Revival beauty and nearly fell on the floor. I WANT IT!!! Just look at the window in the upstairs hallway.  

15 Houses Under 50K: January 2018 Edition

15 Houses Under 50K: January 2018 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Just because I know that most of you have long lists of New Year’s resolutions that begin with “fix up an old house” (am I right?), I’ve rounded up 15+ gorgeous historical homes for sale for under $50,000 that are just waiting for a little TLC.   And lest I forgot to […]

Save This House! An Endangered Arizona Ranch With Architectural Pedigree

Save This House! An Endangered Arizona Ranch With Architectural Pedigree

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Our friends over at the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation (THPF) tipped me off to a pretty stellar, ninety-acre historical property in imminent danger. They describe it as “a 1938 guest ranch designed by Margaret Fulton Spencer, one of American’s first women architects,” and “a survivor of Southern Arizona’s golden age of Guest […]

25 Houses Under 50K: November 2017 Edition

25 Houses Under 50K: November 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I’m so smitten with this collection of houses for sale for under $50,000 that I couldn’t wait a second past the 1st of November to share them with you. I’ve rounded up 25 beauties, plus a couple bonuses! Don’t miss #16, an eclectic historical gem that’s for sale for just $9,000.   […]

Please Buy This $49,500 New York House!

Please Buy This $49,500 New York House!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein   Thank you Craig for sending along this incredible home for sale in Elmira, New York, that has my jaw on the floor. THE POTENTIAL! I love the plasterwork on the ceiling, the stunning mantels, the CHANDELIERS and the stained glass. Someone please save this beauty! Psst… love cheap, beautiful old houses? […]

10 Houses Under $50,000: October 2017 Edition

10 Houses Under $50,000: October 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein (Image courtesy of CENTURY 21 Affiliated) Fall puts me in the mood for… (drumroll…) CHEAP OLD HOUSES! Enjoy this latest round-up of gorgeous old homes for sale for under $50,000. And by the way, if you LOVE cheap old houses as much as we do, make sure to follow our Instagram feed […]

A Whole Bunch of Amazing Fixer-Uppers North of New York City

A Whole Bunch of Amazing Fixer-Uppers North of New York City

by Elizabeth Finkelstein (Image courtesy of Northern Dutchess Realty Inc.) It’s almost embarrassing to admit how much time I spend looking at fixer-uppers for sale. Ethan (my husband) and I do nothing but dream about landing a big, old farmhouse rife with peeling wallpaper and sited on a hill somewhere up the Hudson River, where […]

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 […]

25 Houses Under $50,000: August/September 2017 Edition

25 Houses Under $50,000: August/September 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein (Image courtesy of Keller Williams Town & Country Realty) Happy September! Enjoy the latest round-up of gorgeous homes for sale for under $50,000 – plus a bonus video of the CIRCA team discussing a beautiful $67,900 dollar home (and it’s $8,300 next-door neighbor!)   (If you come across any beautiful old houses […]

The Incredible McCormick Mansion in Trinidad, Colorado

The Incredible McCormick Mansion in Trinidad, Colorado

by Val Wilson. Photos courtesy of Scenic West Properties.   Welcome to Stars of the Southwest, in which Phoenix native Val takes us on a rolling, rollicking tour of the area’s most striking historical homes for sale.   This beautiful Queen Anne-style home in Trinidad is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Known […]

20 Houses Under $50,000: July 2017 Edition

20 Houses Under $50,000: July 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein (Image courtesy of Ring Real Estate) It’s busy season for real estate, so this month’s round-up of gorgeous historical homes for sale under $50,000 is virtually dripping with beauty. I want to save them all!   (If you come across any beautiful old houses for sale for under $50,000, send them along […]