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It’s hardware week on #52weeksofhome and I’m loving it! So many interesting and intricate things are being posted. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in this post: 1. Vestibule door 2. Lock on the vestibule door (Not sure what it’s called... anyone??) 3. Front door 4. Doorbell - not original. From 1872 found at an auction. I installed it just last fall. 5. Hinges - top, first floor Bottom left - second floor Bottom right - attic, not original as our attic was not finished. These were purchased at @legacyvintagebuilding (not reproduction) 6. First floor doorknob 7. Side entrance 8. Pocket door 9. Master bedroom 10. Production line of cleaning all the paint off the hinges!! Why people?? Whyyyyy paint over something so beautiful?! 😩 #52weeksofhomeweek4 #antiquehardware #dontpaintthehardware #eastlakehardware #ihavethisthingwithhardware #pocketdoor #eastlake #mortiselock #theydontmakethemliketheyusedto #oldiesbutgoodies #oldhouselove #oldhouselife #thisoldhouse #victorianhome #victorianvibes #victorianhouse #centuryhome #easthilllove #mycolourfulhome #archi_ologie #easthillbelleville #bayofquintehomes #edgehilllove #interiorsofquinte #interiorthursdays
As gothic as I could make it to tie in with my latest post, which is up on the website (eventually: thank you BT for providing risible signal — just a little anger coming out there). The post is called ‘Things That Go Boing in the Night: Are We Scared Enough of Gothic Anymore?’ I started thinking about this in terms of country houses and then remembered my father saying that my aunt saw the film Dracula (in 1931) and was never the same again. (He neglected to tell me his role in the process: carving out a swede with a face and candle and letting it down to bang against her window at night — dear little fellow). Now I saw that film and thought it nothing if not tame and started thinking about the very different context in which my aunt would have experienced Dracula and why I always suspected that she never liked Pittleworth. Would I have found Pittleworth such a cozy house a century ago? I doubt it and sometimes the difference between a lovely family home and The House on the Hill is surprisingly small and simple... Anyway if houses and gothic atmospheres are your thing do remember the gothic literary lunch at Pittleworth in March 8th. I’m about to reread The Castle of Otranto, not by candlelight, the eyes won’t stand it. #foodandbooks #englishcountryhouse #darkandstormynight #gothicphotography #gothicaesthetic #gothichome #gothiccountryhouse #countryhouses #gothicnovels #janeeyre #northangerabbey #gothicfiction #literarylunch #literarylife #literarylifestyle #hampshirehouse #stockbridgehampshire #testvalley #countryhousestyle #gothicliterature #classicnovels #oldhouselife #oldhousestyle #creepystories #moonlight 🌙 #bookchat #bookstagramuk
This is our home around the early 1920s. The original owner is standing in front. I really am liking the awnings after the snow storm we got. There was snow all over the porch and shoveling caused the paint to chip. I now see why how they are functional. They protect the porch from the elements. Do you like or dislike the awnings? Awnings block light too so that makes the inside more goth. #oldhousedreams #oldhouselife #pinemeadowct #hermonchapiniii #connecticut #deservetopreserve #awnings #1908 #chapintools #chapinwoodplanes #chapinstephens #historichomes #historichouse
Just posted a long overdue Allen House update! Circa 1790. Website link in bio. . . . #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #raleighblogger #nc #savingplaces @savingplaces #northcarolina #oldhouselife
Plan was to cut birch (wich we cut down earlier) to smaller pieces with chainsaw and transport those logs to our yard with snowmobile. Well. First there was snow, snow and snow. We had done about 2/3 logs, when chainsaw broke. Ok, lets get those logs to the shed...snowmobile didn't start. Argh. So, we pulled them with sledge in deep snow. It was -16°c but we were not cold at all. 😂 #snow #cuttingwood #fewproblems #winter #winteractivities #nogymneeded #oldhouselife #offgrid #cold #pakkanen #puutyömaa #vähänvastusti #outdoors #puulämmitys #talviverinen #liikaavaatetta #talvi #lunta #finnishwinter
As gothic as I could make it to tie in with my latest post, which is up on the website (eventually: thank you BT for providing risible signal — just a little anger coming out there). The post is called ‘Things That Go Boing in the Night: Are We Scared Enough of Gothic Anymore?’ I started thinking about this in terms of country houses and then remembered my father saying that my aunt saw the film Dracula (in 1931) and was never the same again. (He neglected to tell me his role in the process: carving out a swede with a face and candle and letting it down to bang against her window at night — dear little fellow). Now I saw that film and thought it nothing if not tame and started thinking about the very different context in which my aunt would have experienced Dracula and why I always suspected that she never liked Pittleworth. Would I have found Pittleworth such a cozy house a century ago? I doubt it and sometimes the difference between a lovely family home and The House on the Hill is surprisingly small and simple... Anyway if houses and gothic atmospheres are your thing do remember the gothic literary lunch at Pittleworth in March 8th. I’m about to reread The Castle of Otranto, not by candlelight, the eyes won’t stand it. #foodandbooks #englishcountryhouse #darkandstormynight #gothicphotography #gothicaesthetic #gothichome #gothiccountryhouse #countryhouses #gothicnovels #janeeyre #northangerabbey #gothicfiction #literarylunch #literarylife #literarylifestyle #hampshirehouse #stockbridgehampshire #testvalley #countryhousestyle #gothicliterature #classicnovels #oldhouselife #oldhousestyle #creepystories #moonlight 🌙 #bookchat #bookstagramuk
Work has begun on bathroom number 2. This is the one we were using because the other one didn’t have a working shower. We started on the master bath first for that reason. However, this bathroom didn’t have a working sink and the pipes under the tub busted out on a previous freeze before we moved here. My mama didn’t have a sink in this bath for a long while. So, for a few weeks while we had the first bathroom fixed, we had to wash hands and teeth in the tiny kitchen sink. Farmhouse fixer-uppers are not for the faint of heart. . I wanted the cabinets in here for my greenhouse and when I got home from church my man was burning them. Moral of the story: never walk out and leave someone else in charge of your reno project. . There have been two different linoleum floorings revealed, three different wall coverings, and I’m loving that 60’s flower wall paper up there near the window. . I’m actually thinking wall paper will happen again in here. I’ve never tiled up a wall. Is it hard? Subway tiles are on my list. This bathroom is the one my mind wasn’t settled on. Still on the drawing board, but I’m going to have to figure it out quick. . #farmhousereno #farmhouserenovation #oldfarmhouse #farmhousebathroom #bathroomremodel #smallbathroomdesign #smallbathroomremodel #oldhouselife #tinytexasfarm #myoldfarmhouse #100yearoldfarmhouse #texasfarmhouse #camphouse
This poor little fella still needs to be cleaned, which I am hoping to do very soon....Sparkle Plenty to the rescue once more! This one sits in the foyer, right between the two entrance doors. I love the way green wallpaper reflects the light...it makes me think of the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz. . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldChandelier #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #oldlighting #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #emeraldgreen #wizardofoz #vintagechandelier #crystalchandelier #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
If only you could bottle these fleeting January sunbeams and flick them on at least once a day...
Amazing history! Rebel Hill, Circa 1811. Built on four acres in VA. Originally part of the Buffalo Lithia Water Springs and Spa. In the 1840’s three trains a day dropped off passengers and picked up bottles of water that were said to have healing properties. Has a guest house! $369,000 Ten minutes to Kerr Lake. Just posted on website! . . . #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #raleighblogger #oldhouselife #raleigh #raleighnc #nc #ncblogger #northcarolina #northcarolinablogger #va #vablogger #virginia #virginiablogger
Bargain time!!! 15 acres with a guest house! Check out the interior! $139,900! Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #raleighblogger #oldhouselife #raleigh #raleighnc #nc #ncblogger #northcarolina #northcarolinablogger #visitnorthcarolina #onlyinnorthcarolina
Walters Hull house, circa 1896 in NC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. $89,900 Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #raleighblogger #oldhouselife #raleigh #raleighnc #nc #ncblogger #northcarolina #northcarolinablogger #visitnorthcarolina #onlyinnorthcarolina
Original features in this 1925 NC house! Even has an original wall safe in the basement. $169,000 Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #raleighblogger #oldhouselife #raleigh #raleighnc #nc #ncblogger #northcarolina #northcarolinablogger
Oxford, North Carolina. Located on College Street which is a location lined with historic homes. Beautiful interior! $229,000 Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #nc #ncblogger #northcaroliba #northcarolinablogger #visitnorthcarolina #onlyinnorthcarolina #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #raleighblogger #oldhouselife #raleighnc
The sky is cleaning. The sun is coming. The ground may actually dry a bit. ... Joy resides in momentary relief sometimes. May you find it in big movements, friends. ... Happy Sunday! ... ... #farmlife #winter #sunshine #respite #relief #mud #farm365 #farmhouse #oldhouselove #oldhousecharm #oldhouselife #oldhouseenthusiast #farmhouseliving #farmliving
Found this in my #instafeed just now....love the bead board walls!!! @melbyvibeke . Sorry, NOT a #shiplap lover. We're all going to look back one day and say...what were we thinking?! It was rarely meant to be seen....the sign of an unfinished wall. . But #beadboard , now that is an authentic historical wall covering. Did I already say I LOVE it??? . Maybe this might be the direction to go with my walls in my stone kitchen (second pic). That and an #unfittedkitchen . . #renovation #restorations #authentic #keepingitreal #stonehouse #victorian #victorianhouse #farmhousedecorating #farmhousekitchen #farmhousestyle #authenticfarmhouse #myauthenticfarmhouse #history #oldontariohouses #oldhouselove #oldhouselife #ifthesewallscouldtalk
So the leaflets for literary lunches have arrived! If you know anyone who would might like one or who might be happy to distribute them, please let me know. Lovely people are starting to book for the first lunch, a massive thank you if you are one of them! We will be discussing the theme of the gothic country house on March 8th, so do let me know if you are interested! I am about to do some research on Horace Walpole and early gothic novels, some will be new territory for me, some a case of ‘dusting off’. This is starting to feel so exciting now, I only hope I can communicate my enthusiasm to others! #englishcountryhouse #readinglifestyle #literarylunch #bookstagrammersunite #bookstagramit #literaryevents #bookday #letstalkbooks #bookchat #livingreading #oldhouselovers #oldhouselife #hampshireliving #hampshirehouse #englishcountrylife #classicnovels #gothicnovels #janeaustencountry #countryhousestyle #downtonabbeystyle #booksandfood #foodandbooks #metimemoment #literaryfiction #literary_images #literarylife #literarygifts
It’s Friday and the calm before the storm. We’re stocked up with plenty of wine, Netflix and books to watch the snow. ❄️. This is week 3 of @amyleigh_1902victorian #52weeksofhome challenge. This week’s challenge is House Portrait. I mentioned last week that our house sat empty for 20 years and was a target for thieves and squatters. The large window over the side door was once a beautiful stained glass swan scene and was just one of the things stolen over the years. #52weeksofhomeweek3 #oldhouse #oldhouselove #deservetopreserve #antique #antiquehome #pittsburgh #winter #regentsquare #wilkinsburg #foursquare #historichome #architecture #house #oldhouselife
Careful demolition often reveals clues to a home’s original construction. 🔨 Cousins are rehabbing the family homestead and uncovered the location of the home’s two original front doors. One opened into the living room and a second into a front bedroom. Anyone else live in a Craftsman with two front doors? ... #louisianapreservation #craftsmanstyle #historicpreservation #oldhouselife #cheeseclothwallpaper
Morning light in #ameliahillhouse One of the beauties of living in an old house is getting to appreciate how much thought went into each aspect of construction. These windows, that would have been part of the original kitchen, dining room, and hired men’s bedroom, get the strongest morning light. There is a well placed window in our living room, the old kitchen, that maximizes afternoon light in winter. So many things in the house have been reused and repurposed over the years: 🐄The wood from the old barn now lines the stairwell and 2nd floor 🕯A window removed from the parlor wall (now library) when the garage was built got relocated to the opposite side of the garage. 🧱Bricks from the old silo form the path to the mailbox. These things weren’t less good or beautiful than those aspects of the house that have persisted over the last 144-ish years. Coming to a natural end is to be expected, and our world shouldn’t stay stagnant. But sometimes we try to freeze it anyway - don’t we? We resist change, learning, reaching out of our shells. It feels less scary to stay within the familiar boundaries of ourselves. But change is necessary to become who we are meant to be TODAY. That doesn’t mean we were less yesterday - just different.
1888 #QueenAnne in #ForestGrove #Oregon . Hmm, I don't know about the square turret 🤔 haha just kidding I LOVE IT! 🤩 Yes, the rest of the house is just as cool (check the pics) and there are 7700 sq ft to roam around in! Forest Grove is on the western edge of Portland. ⠀ ⠀ $974,000 www.oldhouses.com/28317 link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #28317 #oldhouses #oldhousedreams #victorians #oldhouseliving #oldhouselife #realestate #ORrealestate #historicrealestate #archi_ologie #historichomes #thisplacematters #ForestGroverealestate #oregonrealestate
Double porch love! The Walter Livingston Hicks House was built in 1880 in NC. $369,900 Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #nc #ncblogger #northcarolina #northcarolinablogger #oldhouse #oldhouselove #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #visitnorthcarolina #onlyinnorthcarolina #raleigh #raleighnc #raleighblogger
The yellow bedroom has a nice view of the Mississippi River but I was distracted by this massive tree limb. Looking forward to watching it change with the seasons. 🌳 *Please excuse my dirty windows, it’s too cold to get out there and clean them. 😉 #immatreehugger #roomwithaview #baskenette
Time for some hardware porn! Look at these beauties and tell me you are not drooling! They belong to a closet door...a door that is most definitely in the wrong place, and in the wrong closet 🙄 but it will eventually be made right once again...For some reason someone in the past decided they wanted a new closet. To accomplish that they moved a radiator, blocked a window, altered the entire layout of the room, compromised the structural integrity of the house, and ignored the already functional closet, but what do I know, right? 🤷‍♀️ . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldDoors #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #oldwindows #oldhardware #vintagehardware #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
S one strane šora odmah iza pruge stoji kuća stara, starija od tuge. I k'o da vidim nekog da mi maše s trijema al' znam da tamo nikog' već odavno nema. Svi mi kažu prodaj, znaš da trune samo, a možda i prodam, al' ne istog trena raspitat' se moram kakva je sad cijena. Moram vidit' pošto li su snovi ovih dana, koliko vrijedi duša kad je na njoj rana. Koliko košta onaj miris loze pokraj trijema, a koliko starost kad uspomena nema. Pošto li je podrum i pijana jutra, nek mi ne'ko izračuna sve ću prodat' sutra. Najbolji hrvatski tamburasi #winter #old #oldhouse #oldhouses #oldhouselife #abandoned #moody_tones #snow #house #arhitecture #arhitecturephotography #vintage #landscape #oldbuilding #design #photography #slavonija #croatia_photography #croatia #nikon #nikonphotography
Missing the snow. If it’s going to be cold, we might as well have the pretty snow. This weeks theme of #52weeksofhome is the house portrait. So this is our home, Edgehill, under a lovely little blanket of November snow. #sendmoresnow #comebacksnow #latergram #52weeksofhome #52weeksofhomeweek3 #oldhouselove #oldhouselife #thisoldhouse #victorianhome #victorianvibes #victorianhouse #centuryhome #easthilllove #archi_ologie #easthillbelleville #bayofquintehomes #edgehilllove
Being sold furnished! Circa 1831. Eighteen acres in Alabama. $649,000 Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #al #alblogger #alabama #alabamablogger #visitalabama #onlyinalabama #oldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhouselove #oldhousecharm #preservation
Built in 1888 as a Presbyterian Church. It then became the local library. It was then turned into a private residence. I would undo the loft, but this has potential! $49,400 in Virginia. Posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #va #vablogger #virginia #virginiablogger #visitvirginia #onlyinvirginia #oldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhouselove #oldhousecharm #preservation
Alright...time to settle this once and for all....tell me, beautiful people...what creature do you see?!?! For some reason my brain, which is not under the effects of any poison of any kind, associates this with the Starbucks mermaid 🤷‍♀️ but what do YOU see?! Is it a mermaid? A mythological creature? A bird of sorts? A mutant fish?? Anyway, this...creature...whatever it is, is gracing the side of one of the many radiators throughout the house. Some of them are pretty simple and utilitarian, but some of those radiators have the most beautiful decorations in them...and at least two of them have the mutant fish from outer space. But no, seriously...if you know what this is, I need to know! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #radiator #art #castironradiator #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
1830 #Greek Revival in #Liverpool #NewYork . Just under 3 acres; beautiful countryside. Liverpool sits right on #lakeOnandaga , just northwest of Syracuse. $257,000 www.oldhouses.com/28366 link in bio. #28366 #oldhouses #oldhousedreams #deservetopreserve #greekrevivals #oldhouseliving #oldhouselife #realestate #NYrealestate #historicrealestate #archi_ologie #thisplacematters
30 acres in South Carolina. Love the exterior style. Interior needs some undoing of past renovations. There are some original bead board walls which has me hopeful that there are other original features hiding under paneling, popcorn ceiling and carpet. $140,000! Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #oldhousecharm #raleighblogger #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhouselife #sc #scblogger #southcarolina #southcarolinablogger #visitsouthcarolina #onlyinsouthcarolina
They keep me up ....by mowing the lawn around me ...but nobody wants to make memories anymore by living in me. I've been vacant for years, I used to be a fabulous large working Farm ...not any longer though : ( #oldfarm #farmhouse #vacant #abandoned_excellence #preservation #abandoned #exploring #oldhouselife #nc #thisplacematters #oldhouselove
1899 #QueenAnne in #Asheville #NorthCarolina . This gorgeous #bedandbreakfast has a really cool carriage house you can live in while renting out the big house. Or rent out both, and buy the 3BR/2BA old house next door! Nestled in a neighborhood chock full of big old houses. Asheville, by the way, is a really nice place to visit or live in. Hipster heaven!⠀ ⠀ $1,995,000 www.oldhouses.com/28374 link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #28374 #oldhouses #oldhousedreams #oldhouseliving #oldhouselife #realestate #NCrealestate #historicrealestate #victorians #victorianarchitecture #historicmontford #ashevillerealestate
Look at that!!! Another step towards saving the Allen House! Tarps are going up! Circa 1790. It was exactly a year ago that I first stepped foot on this property. Since then we have taken down trees and vines. Cleared out six dumpsters of trash and moldy belongings left behind. And all done through volunteer efforts! Now we can rest a bit easier until we get a roof on it. #nc #ncblogger #northcarolina #northcarolinablogger #savingplaces #thisplacematters #colonialamerica #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #raleighblogger #raleighnc #oldhouselife @savingplaces
Hello there, my IG friends! It's time for another #52weeksofhome photograph! This week we are looking at "House Portraits", and since I have already shown you pictures of the exterior I wanted to show you something different instead. The first picture is an illustration of what the house would have looked like back in the day when cars were still merely an idea in Henry Ford's head. This illustration is very similar to what the house loosk like today. The second picture is a portrait of the inhabitants of the house. For reference, they are sitting in the stairs where the horse's butt is 😁 Now, here is a dose of reality for you...you see that white, pristine, exterior color? Yeah...about that....that color was wonderful at a time when only horses were on the road. Nowadays and, being on Main St with the constant traffic of cars and 18 wheelers, the house is covered in soot from the exhausts. Because of this we had to make the painful but realistic decision to paint the house. Yes, I love it white. Historically, it has always been white, but I hate to see the white turn gray over and over, it's just impossible to maintain. Hopefully, if all goes as planned, come Spring/Summer she will get a facelift and a much needed fresh coat of paint in a color that will mask soot as much as possible so she can always look her best... . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #PaintedLady #HousePortrait #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #freshpaint #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #italianate #secondempire #exteriordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
It’s been... a weekend. Lost power 3 times and it’s between 20-40 degrees 😑 so the house has been a little chilly. Took our Dandy dog out to the front yard because she is scared of the generator out back and noticed this (picture) looked underneath, the wood is rotten in places... looks like we are adding new porch columns to the ASAP repairs list. Oh Joy. . . . . . #oldhouseproblems #frontporch #frontstoop #porchcolumns #rottenwood #repairs #houserepairs #oldhouse #houseproblems #porchproblems #oldhouserenovation #oldhouselife
Cleaning out the basement today. We have a cistern down there. What do you do with this? Anyone else have a cistern? The previous owner destroyed the front half. It’s fun but what is this useful for 🤷‍♀️ #cistern #oldhouse #oldhouselife #whattheheckdoidonow
Big house in Texas! Some original details inside. Circa 1904. $289,800 Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #oldhouselife #texas #texasblogger #tx #txblogger #visittexas #onlyintexas
I know I complain about our #oldhouse but I’m truly grateful for it... Leaky roofs, squeaky floors, drafty walls & everything in between. ♥️ #oldhouses #oldhouselove #oldhouselife #oldhouselovers #oldhousecharm #oldhouserenovation #oldhouserestoration #thisoldhouse #fixerupper #ilovemyhouse #myathens #friendsoffivepoints #athensgeorgia #athensgeorgiahomes
Help save this house! Cleveland Hall in Spartanburg, SC could be demolished. Thanks to @sreeddesign for bringing recognition to this! Just did a website post with interior pictures and how you can help save it! Link in bio. . . . #southcarolina #southcarolinablogger @sc #scblogger #visitsouthcarolina #onlyinsouthcarolina #savingplaces #thisplacematters #oldhouselove #oldhouse #preservation #oldhousecharm #oldhouselife
🌲Giant tree shadows on a sunny winter day☀️ #novascotia #southshore #oldhouselife
Five acres in Illinois. Circa 1919. Not a bad interior! Love the newel post. $119,900 Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #oldhouse #oldhouselove #preservation #oldhousecharm #oldhouselife #illinois #illinoisblogger #il #ilblogger #nc #ncblogger #northcarolina #northcarolibablogger #raleigh #raleighblogger #raleighnc
Love the barn! Eight acres in NC. $285,000 Just posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #northcarolina #oldhouse #oldhouselove #preservation #oldhousecharm #oldhouselife #nc #ncblogger #northcatolinablogger #raleighblogger #raleigh #raleighnc
I wanted to put a warning picture up before posting the actual picture because I realize that many people may not want to see it, or may find it...disturbing? Anyway, I wanted to give all of you fair warning. With that being said, curiosity got the best of me and I went to the carriage house to peek inside the pot belly stove and see what was there. Let's just say that it has become the final resting place for many things that found their way in but didn't find the way out. Still, determined to find treasure and in my most Victorian frame of mind, I thought..."wouldn't it be fantastic to get one of those little skeletons, mount it and put it under a glass dome like you would see in the Natural History museum?" Isn't that the most Victorian thing ever?! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #victoriandecor #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #nature #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #museum #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
Rosemont, circa 1911 in North Carolina. Beautiful inside and out! $449,000 Posted on website. Link in bio. . . . #northcarolina #oldhouse #oldhouselove #preservation #oldhousecharm #oldhouselife #nc #ncblogger #northcarolinablogger #raleigh #raleighnc #raleighbloggee
So trying to get this page up and going. Excited to document this time in our lives. Hey! We are two young parents with a handful of kids from Tennessee. We love all things outdoors, old, and country. Most days we are working on our old house or hiking the woods. I’ve had people ask “ why would you buy a house that needs so much work?” Or people who comment “ y’all are always doing projects, don’t you get tired of it ?” Well to answer those I’ll give you a little background. Our first home was a small 1000 sqft house that all the houses were the same on the block. We always dreamed to have a bigger house with some land. Fast forward four years and we found ourselves with a huge house in the middle of nowhere. A literally dream or so I thought. The isolation was very depressing and I hated it out there. The 45 min drive to town was killer. So about a year after moving there , a beautiful one story little folk Victorian house in town with 5 acres opened up and was offered to us to buy. What more could we want? It’s so convenient and a pretty piece of land in a small town! An old house that needed some love ! My kids have enjoyed it so much more. They actually have friends come over and stay the night. They have joined a youth group and got to join a sports team. Something that didn’t happen where we use to live. As far as always doing projects. We enjoy it !! It’s so rewarding to work on your house and see the outcome. Sure we get frustrated at moments but what else would we be doing ? Sitting on the couch watching tv? We take breaks to enjoy hiking and other things alot. I’ve learned so much this past year about houses and fixing things. This house isn’t forever. I’m not a forever house type of girl right now. But It’s a place we are hanging our hat, saving up and letting our kids grow up. Then we can go buy our big farm with the 2 story farmhouse that will (maybe😂) be forever. No doubt in my mind we will be more than prepared to tackle that when the time comes ❤️ So follow along on our crazy journey if you’d like! #oldhouserenovation #oldhousereno #oldhouse #farmhouse #debtfreejourney #oldhouselove #folkvictorian #oldhousecharm #oldhouselife #oldhousestyle 🕍
Ringling Manor, currently listed at $800,000, was built in 1916 as a winter headquarters for Alfred T. Ringling, one of five brothers who founded America's most famous circus, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Located on Lake Swannanoa, which was renamed from Petersburg Pond after the Ringling brothers constructed two large dams, was once surrounded by 600 acres filled with stone outbuildings, where Ringling's animals and entertainers stayed during the cold winter months. Ringling held lavish parties at the estate, decorating his home with equally lavish ornamentation, including large imported Italian fireplace mantles, shown above. According to the article "The Alf T. Ringling Estate," written by Warren H. Wood in June 1967, the walnut-and-ebony-paneled fireplace mantles were purchased by Ringling for $10,000 in 1917. Figuring the cost of inflation, those mantles would cost $183,000 today. After his untimely death in 1919, just three years after the estate was built, the property was sold off, bit by bit, until the home consisted of what is for sale today. Wood's article indicates it cost Ringling $500,000 to build the mansion. With inflation, the $500,000 would cost $9.1 million today. The property was sold to the Catholic Church in 1967 and serving as a monastery for the St. Stanislaus Friary of the Polish Capuchin, has been lovingly cared for by Jerzy (George) Krzyskow. The home was initially built like an underground bunker and made of reinforced, heavy poured concrete, and was used as a bomb shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Smooth, rounded stones (purchased for $0.50 per wheelbarrow from neighboring farmers) were used to decorate the exterior of the mansion, and four large pillars bring character to the front of the home, which consists of 18 bedrooms. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the mansion also includes five full baths, three half-baths, a third-floor ballroom (now serving as a library), a chapel with a set of pews, and three fireplaces. An underground tunnel at least 30 feet long leads from the basement to the lake.
I woke up this morning with a hankering to paint some walls in my top floor white because I can't take photos of anything against them right now as they are a dirty off-white that makes every photo look dingy. That may seem like a weird reason to paint, but it's just #designerlife . I'm going to pop into my garage to see what white I might already have since I'm not picky with this particular spontaneous project. A remodel up there is imminent (I hope), especially since I still have a plaster hole in my bedroom ceiling from when our roof was replaced #oldhouselife . In the meantime, this lil dog half standing half lying in the window is the cuteness I'm starting my day with. Happy Saturday! Design/📷: @rebeccarowlandinteriors #rebrowinteriors
I have decided to join @amyleigh_1902victorian ’s #52weeksofhome (a little late, hope that’s ok!) #52weeksofhomeweek2 is Front door/welcome. So here it is! We have 2 sets of double front doors. The yellow exterior doors just got a big makeover this last fall and I’m loving the bright welcoming colour! Of course, like many old house projects, the front doors are 99% done (see the second picture with the patch job I did, but didn’t finish 🙄) @farmhousevernacular would be so disappointed 😔 Hope I can keep up this challenge. It seems fun! #doublefrontdoors #doubledoubledoors #oldhousenerd #oldhouselove #oldhouselife #thisoldhouse #victorianhome #victorianvibes #victorianhouse #centuryhome #easthilllove #mycolourfulhome #easthillbelleville #bayofquintehomes #edgehilllove
Would love to know the story of this house/farm.... I've tried to find out the history of it but I can't find anything : ( More pics to come..... #abandonedplaces #abandoned_excellence #oldplaces #oldhouselife #oldfarmhouse #abandoned #historyof #thisplacematters #savethisplace #photographylover
This was a photo I snapped in the fall when my hubby surprised me with these adorable dragon fly landscaping lights. Along with a few spot lights, they really light up the flower bed and our home beautifully. 😊 #flowerbed #our1920foreverhome #dragonfly #dragonflies #dragonflylights #flowerbeddesign #landscaping #landscapinglights #landscaping #landscapingdesign #oldhouselove #historichomes #1920 #fall #lights #outdoorlights #oldhouse #oldhouses #oldhouserenovation #oldhouselove #oldhouselife #oldhouserenovation #oldhousecharm #oldhousenewhome #thisoldhouse
This is what our house looked like before we moved in and began the renovation. A beautiful, historic, 1920, American Foursquare home that we were eager to add our own touches to and make all our own. ☺️ Jumping in to such a huge project with both feet was nerve wracking! I believe in signs and along the way I noticed that the address had my son’s birthday. My other son showed up to see the house for the first time and immediately looked down and found an old baseball laying in the bushes. Baseball has always been huge part of our lives, hearts and souls and that sign made me smile. I love to share the progress and our happiness. It has now been 9 months and we just celebrated our 1st Christmas in our new home. I hope you will enjoy all of the photos and the changes. We are not finished yet but have made so much progress. #1920home #homeremodel #americanfoursquare #picketfence #twostoryhome #remodel #oldhouse #historic #cherrystreet #yorktownhistoricdistrict #Tulsa #tulsaoklahoma #foreverhome #our1920foreverhome #outdoorlights #oldhouse #oldhouses #oldhouserenovation #oldhouselove #oldhouselife #oldhouserenovation #oldhousecharm #oldhousenewhome #thisoldhouse
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