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Old House Restoration Stories & Blogs

Here you will find old house restoration and renovation stories. If you have renovated an old house or are just beginning your journey we want your story for all the old house community to see.

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The 1930 Yellow Bungalow Restoration
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The 1930 Yellow Bungalow Restoration

Arcadia,

1930 Bungalow

1930 Florida Bungalow

Web Site: http://ignitethecreativity.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/the-1930-yellow-bungalow-restoration/

Arkansas

The Devil Queen

The Devil Queen

Crow Mountain, Arkansas

1890 Victorian: Folk

Chronicles how my wife and I sold our souls to an 1890 Queen Anne Victorian. Since 2002, we've moved the house from its original site and completely rebuilt it from the ground up. After four years of hard work, suffering, and bondage to the beast, we're still waiting to move into it.

Web Site: http://thedevilqueen.blogspot.com/

California

Casa Decrepit
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Casa Decrepit

Alamdea, California

1876 Italianate

Casa Decrepit - The restoration of the Italianate style home is simply amazing and the story reads better than any Reality TV Show. Catch up with this quick restoration and follow the journey before it is finished.

Web Site: casadecrepit.com/

The Petch House
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The Petch House

Eureka, California

Victorian: Queen Anne

A HouseBlog about the restoration of an 1895 Queen Anne.

Web Site: petchhouse.blogspot.com

Eureka Redwood Victorian

Eureka Redwood Victorian

Eureka, California

1890 Victorian

Our House - A 1890s one and a half story with cross gable dormers - All redwood construction - walls, floor, & ceilings. This is a restoration project.

Web Site: www.eurekavic.blogspot.com

Vernacular Italianate in the Wine Country
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Vernacular Italianate in the Wine Country

Healdsburg, California

1870 Vernacular Italianate

A vernacular Italianate in downtown Healdsburg California that has not been lived in for 60 years.
Not one single piece of this 4000 sq foot home does not need to be redone. Most folks think we are out of our minds as we tackle this monster ourselves.

Web Site: www.227northstreet.com/

Goodin's Folly
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Goodin's Folly

Los Angeles, California

1909 Bungalow

Rebuilding a 1909 bungalow from the ground up.

Web Site: http://goodinsfolly.blogspot.com/

School Daze
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School Daze

Monte Rio, California

1890 School Building

Originally the one-room schoolhouse for Monte Rio, CA, Sheridan School was decommissioned in 1942 and had fallen into significant disrepair when we bought it in 2009.

Web Site: http://rrschoolhouse.wordpress.com

Restoring a Queen Anne Cottage in Oakland
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Restoring a Queen Anne Cottage in Oakland

Oakland, California

1898 Victorian: Queen Anne

A 1600 sqft house that still retains some of its original work that we hope will re-emerge during our renovations.

Web Site: http://victorian1898.blogspot.com/

Tar Paper Crane
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Tar Paper Crane

Oakland, California

1921 Craftsman Bungalow

This blog documents renovation projects to vintage homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. The houses are held true to their roots and brought up to modern building codes.

Web Site: http://www.tarpapercrane.com/search/label/Little%20Blue%20Cottage

Oakland
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Oakland

Oakland, California

1929 Cottage

The chronicle of me and my wife's renovation our modest 1929 Oakland cottage.

More info...

Web Site: http://oaklandshack.blogspot.com/

San Fran Vic
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San Fran Vic

San Francisco, California

1890 Victorian

I am an avid blogger and I have decided to start blogging about my home restoration. I hope you enjoy it.

Web Site: www.sanfranvic.com

1915 Cottage
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1915 Cottage

San Juan Capistrano, California

1915 Cottage

The story of an old house and the old house-obsessed person that lives there.

Web Site: http://1915cottage.blogspot.com/

Colorado

Housecrazy
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Housecrazy

Canon City, Colorado

1880 Gothic Revival

Come check out my blog about all things houses - including my own old house!

Web Site: http://www.house-crazy.com/

Two Alarm Victorian
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Two Alarm Victorian

Colorado Springs, Colorado

1900 Victorian: Folk

A blog to document our DIY room to room entire remodel and restoration of an early 1900s home. This is the start of a life long project.

Web Site: www.twoalarmvictorian.wordpress.com

Connecticut

Stephen Wilcox House
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Stephen Wilcox House

East Berlin, Connecticut

1771 Colonial

5 Bay, Center Chimney House built in 1771 by Stephen Wilcox. Kept in the family until the early 1950's.

We're currently completely restoring/remodeling the house, which hasn't been touched since the early 1950's.

Web Site: http://revive-restore-renew.blogspot.com/

Holleywood
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Holleywood

Lakeville, Connecticut

1853 Italianate

This fabulous old estate on a lake was built in 1853 by the Governor of Connecticut. Its brick and stucco construction includes a four-story octagonal turret. It was in one family for 158 years until we bought it in March 2011 and began to restore it.

Web Site: http://www.bringingbackholleywood.com/

Enos Kellogg Homestead
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Enos Kellogg Homestead

Norwalk, Connecticut

1784 Saltbox

A sporadic recounting of our efforts to restore a c.1784 New England saltbox in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Web Site: http://enoskellogghouse.blogspot.com/

The James Warner House
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The James Warner House

Rocky Hill, Connecticut

1760 Colonial

A newlywed, first time home buyer couple purchases a circa 1760 colonial in New England. This blog follows their adventures during their home ownership. An honest look at buying, owning, repairing and dealing with a 250 year old home.

Web Site: http://www.confessionsofanantiquehome.blogspot.com/

Florida

Under 1 Roof

Under 1 Roof

Lake Worth, Florida

1923 Bungalow

It began just three years ago. Rock musician meets producer-next-door. She lived in a McMansion in the suburbs of South Florida. He was hunkered down in a bachelor pad in Atlanta. Together, Ray & Diane decided to give love one last chance while pursuing a lifelong dream - restoring and “greening” a historic home. Watch as they stumble their way through their ambitious DIY home makeover, while sharing their experiences and insights for you Under1Roof.

Web Site: www.under1rooftv.com

Lucky Lakehouse--1920's Colonial Won National Remodel Contest
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Lucky Lakehouse--1920's Colonial Won National Remodel Contest

Orlando, Florida

1925 Colonial

Blog about our 1920's New England style Colonial Saltbox that won the 2011 This Old House Reader Remodel Contest and our remodeling & decorating adventures!

Web Site: www.luckylakehouse.com

1909 McLeran House
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1909 McLeran House

Wellborn, Florida

1909 Victorian: Folk

Estate-worthy without the cost. Completely and beautifully renovated and maintained.

More info...

Web Site: http://floridavictorianforsale.com

This property is for sale! View listing...

Georgia

This Old Home
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This Old Home

Bethlehem, Georgia

1862 Victorian: Queen Anne

This is the blog of our progress as we work to restore our 1862 home. For the past 5 years we have worked on our home as we lived in it... with our 6 year old twin boys helping along the way.

Web Site: thisoldhome.blogspot.com

The Red House

The Red House

Guyton, Georgia

1870 Victorian: Folk

Our haunted house was built in 1870 by Col. Edward Bird, the Red House is in the process of being restored. With over 3000 sq. feet, we have our work cut out for us.

Web Site: http://www.theredhousediaries.com

Illinois

This Abandoned House
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This Abandoned House

Chicago, Illinois

2010 Modern

From vacant and abandoned to the most distinctive house on the block, learn how we bought and renovated our dream home at the height of the recession!

Web Site: www.thisabandonedhouse.com

House in Progress
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House in Progress

Chicago, Illinois

1914 Bungalow

This online diary brings the entire renovation process of one couple's journey to life as they are renovating their beautiful Chicago bungalow. Complete with diary archives, renovating and decorating ideas, before and after photos, book and magazine reviews, and even their experiences with different vendors, this site is a must see for any old house lover.

Web Site: www.houseinprogress.net

Rehab in Progress
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Rehab in Progress

Maywood, Illinois

1926 Bungalow

Taking an old Chicago Bungalow from a beat up sad space and returning it to something of beauty.

Web Site: http://www.TwoStudsandAHammer.com

Bungalow Chronicles
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Bungalow Chronicles

Morton Grove, Illinois

1929 Bungalow

A blog about renovating, restoring and remodeling a classic 1929 Chicago-style bungalow, inside and out.

Web Site: http://bungalowchronicles.com

Historic Edwards Place, c. 1857
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Historic Edwards Place, c. 1857

Springfield, Illinois

Italianate

Historic Edwards Place was built in 1833 and enlarged in 1857. The Springfield Art Association is undertaking a full-scale interior restoration to its c. 1860 appearance.

Web Site: http://restoreedwardsplace.blogspot.com/?view=magazine

Big Red
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Big Red

Wyoming, Illinois

1890 Victorian

The townspeople call her "Big Red" but we call it "home". This is the story of our work, lives and play in an 1890 home in Wyoming, Illinois. From figured butternut woodwork throughout, to the original Brunswick billiard table in the attic...each day reveals another reason why we're so glad the house selected us.

Web Site: bigredwyoming.blogspot.com

Indiana

Colonel Ayers Mansion
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Colonel Ayers Mansion

Lafayette, Indiana

1850 Greek Revival

The home was built by the carpenter Wallace in 1850. He used only the best materials; black walnut lumber and sterling silver hardware throughout the house. It's most famous resident was Colonel Ayers. It has 5500 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Currently, attorney Brian Dekker and family are attempting to rehab the mansion after 22 years of vacancy.

Web Site: Colonelayersmansionrestoration.blogspot.com

Iowa

Restoring Our 1900 Bungalow
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Restoring Our 1900 Bungalow

Burlington, Iowa

1900 Bungalow

Web Site: draftyhouseinbtown.blogspot.com

The Old Mellicker Place

The Old Mellicker Place

Iowa City, Iowa

1905 American Foursquare

Tales of joy and woe in the process of restoring a 1905 Four-Square.

Web Site: 225nlucas.blogspot.com

Our Old Victorian
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Our Old Victorian

Sioux City, Iowa

1889 Victorian

Website documenting the restoration of our 1889 Victorian home.

Web Site: www.ouroldvictorian.com

Kansas

Simpson's Folly
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Simpson's Folly

Wichita, Kansas

1900 Edwardian

Join us as we blunder our way through the restoration of this turn-of-the-century Edwardian Foursquare where "the journey is part of the destination".

Web Site: simpsonsfolly.blogspot.com

Kentucky

the Joshua Shively House

the Joshua Shively House

Louisville, Kentucky

1906 Folk mix

Built in about 1906 as the summer home of the prosperous Joshua C. Shively family. Were undoing nearly every room to the original proportions, style and in some cases color, one wall at a time.

Web Site: http://thejoshuashivelyhouse.blogspot.com/

Old House, New Garden

Old House, New Garden

Winchester, Kentucky

1895 American Foursquare

My blog detailing living in and fixing up an 1895 old Foursquare in an old neighborhood.

Web Site: meandering-garden.blogspot.com

Louisiana

New Orleans Creole Cottage
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New Orleans Creole Cottage

New Orleans, Louisiana

1850 Cottage

Barge board creole cottage.

Web Site: www.creolecottage.wordpress.com

The House at Sugar Creek
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The House at Sugar Creek

Sugar Creek, Louisiana

1888 Cracker House

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to completely restore an old abandoned home? Well that's exactly what we're doing with this late 1800's Louisiana dog-trot. Follow us from the very beginning until she's move-in ready.

Web Site: www.jackie-lewis.blogspot.com

Maine

Cliff House Residence
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Cliff House Residence

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

1901 American Foursquare

Web Site: http://kickedeaves.blogspot.com/

Price Reduced! Maine Queen Ann Victorian with Gorgeous Bay Views
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Price Reduced! Maine Queen Ann Victorian with Gorgeous Bay Views

Lubec, Maine

1900 Victorian: Queen Anne

The grand home is on 1.4 acres and has five bedrooms, two baths, formal dining room, study, parlour/living room, fireplace, hardwood floors, original woodwork trim, tin ceilings, decorative radiators, pocket doors, large stone basement, large attic, unfinished summer kitchen, original kerosene stove, slate kitchen sink and more. Its two-story barn has a garage, a milking station, a carriage house, and a large hayloft.

Web Site: http://lubecvictorian.blogspot.com/

This property is for sale! View listing...

Two Cats in the Yard
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Two Cats in the Yard

Portland, Maine

1874

Two Cats in the Yard is a blog about our 1874 house in Portland, Maine. We are attempting a green renovation with two cats, a chihuahua, and a toddler in tow.

Web Site: 2cats.wordpress.com

Daniel Dole House
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Daniel Dole House

Portland, Maine

1770 Georgian Colonial

A large, classic Georgian colonial, the Daniel Dole house is a two storied gambrel house with a central hall plan.

Web Site: http://thedailydish.wordpress.com/category/the-dole-house/

SoPo Cottage
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SoPo Cottage

South Portland, Maine

1900 Victorian

We have a passion for restoring old homes. We've done it many times in our own homes, but now we want to see if we can make it a business. Our first project - a 1900 Victorian in Maine. Check out or blog to share our adventure!

Web Site: http://sopocottage.blogspot.com/

Maryland

Streetcar Suburb Colonial Revival
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Streetcar Suburb Colonial Revival

Baltimore, Maryland

1918 Colonial Revival

The ongoing story of the slow process of conducting a period-appropriate restoration a mid/late 1910s Georgian Colonial Revival in Baltimore's "Streetcar Suburb" of Ten Hills.

Web Site: http://www.colonialrevivalrestoration.com

House Love

House Love

Baltimore, Maryland

1897 Victorian: Queen Anne

Located in Baltimore's historic Charles Village. The house was nearly destroyed by a fraternity that owned it for 10 years. Ron Tanner & Jill Eicher restored it over a 7 year period (and counting). The house was featured in THIS OLD HOUSE magazine in the Jan/Feb 2008 issue.

Web Site: www.houselove.org

The Gibbons' House

The Gibbons' House

Baltimore, Maryland

1890 Brownstone / Row House

A complete renovation of a Baltimore rowhome and storefront into a modern family home

Web Site: Gibbonshome.blogspot.com

Stewart's Place
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Stewart's Place

Hagerstown, Maryland

Georgian Colonial

Stewart's Place contains a visual documentary with current and historical photos of this beautiful colonial home.

Web Site: http://www.stewartsplace.com/4.html

Massachusetts

Modern Life in an Antique Farmhouse

Modern Life in an Antique Farmhouse

Sterling, Massachusetts

1900 Farmhouse

Part love story, part nightmare. My blog tells it like it is, life amidst major renovation. We are a family of five who bought an antique farmhouse in a small town. This has been quite the undertaking and most likely will continue to be for years to come… We are happy to share our trials with you and hope this site brings you a few laughs.

Web Site: http://antiquefarmhouse.blogspot.com

The Harbor Inn
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The Harbor Inn

Westport, Massachusetts

B&B / Lodge / Hotel

Web Site: http://www.harborinnwestport.com/history.htm

Michigan

49740 House Blog Launched!
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49740 House Blog Launched!

Harbor Springs, Michigan

Hello! I've just launched a new blog about my unabashed love for Harbor Springs, Michigan's wonderful old houses!

Web Site: http://49740.us.com/wordpress/

Elba Farm House
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Elba Farm House

Lapeer, Michigan

1856 Farmhouse

History, renovation, and daily life in an old Elba Township farmhouse.

Web Site: http://elbafarmhouse.blogspot.com

The Hamilton Road Project
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The Hamilton Road Project

Okemos, Michigan

1879 Victorian: Folk

This is the house located in downtown Okemos. My grandparents lived there. When they passed away I purchased the property and started the undertaking of rebuilding a historical property that was on its last legs.

Web Site: http://hamiltonproject.blogspot.com/

Guernsey Bungalow
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Guernsey Bungalow

St. Joseph, Michigan

1922 Bungalow

I have a 1922 Bungalow. I believe it would be a Craftsman because of its built-ins. This is a website with my renovations.

Web Site: http://stjosephbungalow.weebly.com

Minnesota

Joseph J. Brechet Home
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Joseph J. Brechet Home

Glencoe, Minnesota

Beautiful three-story majestic Bed & Breakfast with a two-story stone foundation, boasting Historic Grandeur.

Web Site: http://brechetinn.blogspot.com/

The Historic Donaldson Mansion
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The Historic Donaldson Mansion

Minneapolis, Minnesota

1906 Arts & Crafts (Craftsman)

Are you ready to live on Lowry Hill, home to some of the most prominent residents in Minneapolis? Look no further than one of the most historic homes in the neighborhood, not to mention one of the most beautiful.

More info...

Web Site: http://www.1712MountCurveAvenue.com

This property is for sale! View listing...

Stucco House
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Stucco House

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

1924 Bungalow

The ups & downs of restoring a 1924 bungalow.

Web Site: http://www.stuccohouse.blogspot.com/

1889 Queen Anne Keller Row
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1889 Queen Anne Keller Row

St. Paul, Minnesota

1889 Queen Anne Electic

Purchased an 1889 Queen Anne thinking the renovation back to a single family home would be easy and quick right? Come see from hell to heaven this renovation!

Web Site: http://1889victorianrestoration.blogspot.com

Mississippi

Claire Allen Historic Home
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Claire Allen Historic Home

Jackson, Mississippi

1922 Colonial

This is our story of renovating a historic 1922 Colonial. I hope you enjoy the site.

Web Site: renovate-home.blogspot.com

Missouri

Raising Laura
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Raising Laura

Hannibal, Missouri

1897 Victorian

Blog about a couple of ex-Seattle urbanites who are restoring two "dying properties" in the picturesque town of Hannibal, Missouri, and (re)learning small town living.

Web Site: http://raisinglaura.blogspot.com/

Pondicherry Cottage
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Pondicherry Cottage

Somewhere in, Missouri

1894 Cottage

Follow our journey in restoring a 104 yr old cottage that we purchased for a dollar per square foot (property included).

Web Site: http://www.pondicherrycottage.blogspot.com/

The Jefferson House

The Jefferson House

St. Charles, Missouri

1889 Victorian: Folk

Web Site: JeffersonHouse.blogspot.com

St. Louis Folk Victorian

St. Louis Folk Victorian

St. Louis, Missouri

1890 Victorian: Folk

I grew up in a century old home and always knew that I wanted one of my own someday. Recently I closed on what is my Dream Home and have begun the journey of restoration. While it might not turn out exactly true to Victorian-form; it will certaily be a tribute nonetheless.

Web Site: http://stlouisfolkvictorian.blogspot.com/

The George Hall Home
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The George Hall Home

Trenton, Missouri

1892 Victorian: Queen Anne

You may ask yourself "what prompted this insanity?" Well, it started with HGTV's "If Walls Could Talk". Then My Beautiful Bride and I spent an anniversary getaway at the Hoyt House in Fernandina Beach, Florida followed by a stay at the Marshall House in Savannah, Georgia. This prompted us to start looking for old houses nationwide, which included looking at houses on oldhouses.com. Anyway, this is my story and I'm sticking with it.

Web Site: http://iceretired.blogspot.com

Preserving History - Home of William Preston Thompson

Preserving History - Home of William Preston Thompson

Trenton, Missouri

1834 Federal

The Thompson House was the residence of William Preston Thompson who was a frontiersman, politician, officer, judge, doctor, father and husband. Born 5 Sep 1788 in Washington County, Virginia; Thompson married twice, first to Jane Robertson Russell 1788-1816 of Burks Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia and later to Sarah E. (Sallie) Meek 1802-1851 also of Virginia.

Web Site: http://friendsofthethompsonhouse.blogspot.com/

Montana

Judge Frank Henry Mansion

Judge Frank Henry Mansion

Livingston, Montana

1892 Victorian: Eastlake

This is a blog about the restoration of this gorgeous home! We're excited about it and hope you enjoy following our adventure!

Web Site: http://victorianrestorationmontana.blogspot.com/

Mark Kersting
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Mark Kersting

Missoula, Montana

1890 Storefront

One of Missoula's and Montana's finest restorations of an elegant 1890's brick commercial Building. Over 80% of this project has been undertaken by a single individual over the past 12 years Original occupants included a Chinese Landry, Drug Warehouse, Brothel. Now a community Events Hall, Offices, Housing. see stensrudeventscenter.com

Web Site: http://issuu.com/tadhmmm/docs/april-may_09_missoulamag48

Nebraska

Bennington Colonial's Blog

Bennington Colonial's Blog

Bennington, Nebraska

1900 Victorian: Queen Anne

The trials and tribulations of a NeoClassical/Queen Anne restoration/renovation undertaken by a now much wiser Do-It-Yourselfer and his family.

Web Site: http://benningtoncolonial.wordpress.com/

New Jersey

John Howard Pugh House
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John Howard Pugh House

Burlington, New Jersey

1709 Federal

Web Site: http://www.08016.com/2011/09/dr-john-howard-pugh-house.html

Blue Haven Farm
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Blue Haven Farm

Cedar Brook, New Jersey

1893 Victorian: Folk

Web Site: http://bluehavenfarm.wordpress.com/

Our Victorian House
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Our Victorian House

Fanwood, New Jersey

1875 Victorian: Eastlake

This incredible 1875 Eastlake Stick Style Victorian has been meticulous restored to it's former splendor. The Reception Hall welcomes visitors with it's beautiful marble fireplace. The Formal Parlor is reminicent of a jewel box with it's amazing wallcoverings and stained glass windows. The sweeping living room boasts tin ceilings, stained glass and a tiled fireplace. The beauty of this home continues throught the 6+ Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Eat in Kitchen and Formal Dining Room. The home also has 4 fireplaces and a massive Open Front Porch. This home is registered on the National Registry of Historic homes, and is a short walk to the NYC trains!

More info...

Web Site: WWW.OURVICTORIANHOUSE.COM

White City Overlook Mansion
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White City Overlook Mansion

Hamilton, New Jersey

1820 Federal

This blog is our story of the rehab project of the White City Mansion, built in 1820, the home has seen various uses including White City Amusement Park, Casino, Dance Hall, and for the last 90 years or so a private residence. We are remodeling the home via a 203K rehab loan and will be moving in August 2010

Web Site: www.whitecitymansion.blogspot.com

The Vail House
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The Vail House

Pittstown, New Jersey

1865 Italianate

Being an account of antique dealers restoring and decorating a 19th century clapboard house in Western New Jersey.

Web Site: www.thevailhouse.wordpress.com

House Margaret
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House Margaret

Woodbury, New Jersey

1893 Victorian: Queen Anne

An effort to highlight the ups and downs of historic preservation and restoration of the once grand city of Woodbury, NJ and the Colonial and Victorian era houses that make up its many stories.

Web Site: http://preservewoodbury.blogspot.com

New York

173 Our Old House
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173 Our Old House

Albany, New York

1927 Traditional

Chronicling the evolution of Our Old House.

Web Site: 173ouroldhouse.blogspot.com

Howard Hall Farm
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Howard Hall Farm

Athens, New York

1780 Federal

The restoration stories, images, video clips and a cast of characters surrounding this 220 year old stone Federal-style home on the Hudson River.

Web Site: www.howardhallfarm.com

Brooklyn Row House
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Brooklyn Row House

Brooklyn, New York

1906 Brownstone / Row House

Renovation of a 1906 Brooklyn row house. Photo diary of renovation, room by room, plus an up to date blog mostly about renovation and construction issues.

Web Site: www.brooklynrowhouse.com/house

Fixer-Upper

Fixer-Upper

Canastota, New York

1890 Italianate

Fixer-Upper is a houseblog journaling a young couple's process of restoring and renovating an 1890's Italianate in rural upstate New York. We share stories, tips, techniques, and lots of photos.

Web Site: http://www.ourfixerupper.com/

Home Restoration

Home Restoration

Castleton, New York

1883 Shingle

Watch the restoration of this 1883 Shingle Style property using old photos from a previous owner. Lots of before and after photos and how to information. A beautiful Hudson River location.

Web Site: blog.timesunion.com/homerestoration

Historic-Details.com

Historic-Details.com

New York, New York

Beautiful details from vintage American homes that express the style of a house, with photos of stairs, windows, doors, fireplaces, ceiling ornaments and furnishings. Resources to restore an old house for homeowners, architects and contractors. Historic house museums and walking tours.

Web Site: www.historic-details.com

National Register Home includes tax credits
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National Register Home includes tax credits

Slate Hill, New York

1709 70 miles from NYC--Victorian farmhouse

The house -- 70 miles from New York City -- was enlarged over many generations from a single room settler's home c.1709 to a twelve room collection of Early Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian architectural styles and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic tax credits are available for other improvements.

Read the full story which includes the Times' "Great Home and Destination" article.

For the motivated buyer -- several valuable antiques and other furnishings seen here will be included in the sale free of charge to the new homesteader.

More info...

Web Site: http://www.633ridgeburyroad.com

This property is for sale! View listing...

Idle Hour
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Idle Hour

Sullivan County, New York

1920 Farmhouse

Follow the return to glory of this awesome upstate NY farmhouse brought to you by two crazy kids with dreams from Queens!

Web Site: idlehourfarmhouse.com

North Carolina

Nu Wray Inn
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Nu Wray Inn

Burnsville, North Carolina

1833 BB or Hotel Potential - Elvis stayed in Room 9

Income Generating.

16,000 Square Feet Historic Property located on Town Square in Burnsville, North Carolina. A short drive from Asheville, NC in Western North Carolina mountains.

Great for B&B, Boutique Hotel, Restaurant, Retail, Residential or Church Retreat Concepts.

Call today for a private showing. Bring your ideas.

LoopNet Listing:
http://www.wncrmls.com/wnc/maildoc/sd_wuGy8W20140710164524.html


Visitors include Elvis, Thomas Wolfe, Christopher Reeve.

Furnishings Negotiable

Web Site: www.nuwrayinnforsale.com

This property is for sale! View listing...

Austin Lawrence House
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Austin Lawrence House

Franklinville , North Carolina

1848 Greek Revival

This 163-year-old house has woodwork and moldings made from the Greek Revival classical designs by architect Asher Benjamin (1773 -1845) in his pattern books that were widely circulated in the first half of the 19th Century. After the Austin Lawrence family moved away around 1855, the Cedar Falls Mill Company owned the house and it was rented to various tenants for over 100 years. The history of the house starts with the textile mill development of Randolph County; the founding of Cedar Falls; and the spreading of industrialization from New England to and through the American South.

Web Site: www.co.randolph.nc.us/hlpc/sites.aspx

The Ordinary House
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The Ordinary House

Hillsborugh, North Carolina

1754 Colonial

William Reed's Ordinary began life as a tavern or "ordinary" in beautiful, historic Hillsborough, NC

Web Site: theordinaryhouse.com

The Mary Steele Scales house.
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The Mary Steele Scales house.

Salisbury, North Carolina

1893 Victorian

More info...

Web Site: http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2013/07/antique-vintage-and-historic-home-for.html

This property is for sale! View listing...

North Main Historic District.
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North Main Historic District.

Salisbury, North Carolina

1928 Bungalow

Noma! North Main Historic district is one of Salisbury's 10 historic districts and on the National Registry since 1985. Come see why Salisbury is "The Place" With 3 separate Theaters, an emerging art district, tons of live music and great food. What are you waiting for? Come get the life you deserve!

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Web Site: http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2013/08/rise-above-it-all-privacy-and-charm-927.html

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Fulton Heights
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Fulton Heights

Salisbury, North Carolina

1915 Craftsman Bungalow

Visit my website for more pictures!

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Web Site: http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2014/02/circa-1915-american-bungalow-with.html

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Another Historic Salisbury Gem
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Another Historic Salisbury Gem

Salisbury, North Carolina

1928 Arts & Crafts (Craftsman)

Welcome and check out Salisbury NC. It's a progressive small city located smack in the middle of NC state where the climate is great. The Arts and Theater are booming and the community has a strong preservation movement that is nationally known! You won't be disappointed in what we have to offer.

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Web Site: www.RealEstateSalisbury.net

The Silliman House Circa 1893
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The Silliman House Circa 1893

Salisbury, North Carolina

1893 Victorian

One of Salisbury's fine Victorian style houses.

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A Gorgeous Fixer Upper with all the Bells and Whistles!
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A Gorgeous Fixer Upper with all the Bells and Whistles!

Salisbury, North Carolina

1900 Victorian: Queen Anne

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Web Site: http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2014/07/circa-1900-victorian-pivotal-property.html

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Classic Queen Anne Style Circa 1900 Home for Sale ~ Prestigious West Square Historic District, Salisbury NC
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Classic Queen Anne Style Circa 1900 Home for Sale ~ Prestigious West Square Historic District, Salisbury NC

Salisbury, North Carolina

1900 Victorian: Queen Anne

Visit my website below for more information and pictures. Solid turn of the century Colonial style home In the coveted West Square Historic District. Master Suite is downstairs. Large rooms, huge windows and all of the period mill work remains. New metal roof on the Porch Roof installed in 2009. two nice Mantles. Large entrance foyer as well as 2nd floor hallway/sitting area. Home is currently heated with cast iron radiators and does not have central AC. Kitchen is ready for your renovations. Nice deep back yard and a huge wrap around porch. There have been only 4 owners of this property since 1881!

Web Site: http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2014/07/classic-queen-anne-style-circa-1900.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SalisburyNorthCarolinaRealEstate+%28Salisbury%2C+North+Carolina+Real+Estate%29

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Park Avenue Victorian
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Park Avenue Victorian

Salisbury, North Carolina

1900 Victorian

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bath Victorian in one of Salisbury's 10 Historic Districts. Home is partially restored & retains its original charm. Home features 2 master suites, huge wrap around porch & 2 balconies. Spacious rooms & versatile floor plan. Hardwood floors through most of home. Fully restored kitchen w/granite & gas. Separate laundry, mudroom & lots of storage. Library has custom built computer station & a wall of shelves. 9 decorative fireplace with individually unique mantels. Large backyard & 1 car garage. Blocks from Arts District & Downtown. Current owner has installed a new HVAC system in the first floor and replaced the flat roof. No HVAC upstairs 3933 Square feet includes the unheated upstairs, however there is a gas log insert in an upstairs fireplace. 2 bathrooms currently gutted upstairs would make 4 baths total. Many more pictures and information on my website listed below.....

Web Site: http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2014/08/414-park-avenue-5-bed4-bath-victorian.html

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Fully Restored Stucco and Terracotta Spanish Colonial
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Fully Restored Stucco and Terracotta Spanish Colonial

Salisbury, North Carolina

1946 Spanish Colonial

Circa 1946 solid Brick and masonary Spanish Colonial in restored condition. Freshly repainted inside and out. New roof on main house, new HVAC, new water heater & new replacement windows. Nice kitchen with granite tile countertops. Large walk in closet for Master Bedroom. 2 car garage/carport. Screened in back porch and exterior wood patio. Full basement is clean and dry. Large corner lot. Spacious 1st floor utility/laundry room with tile floor. Hardwood floors throughout. yearly taxes only $1270. This house should live virtually maintenance free for some time. Owner is licensed contractor, all work was done professionally and with permits. Take one look and fall in love!

Web Site: http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2014/03/fully-restored-c-1946-stucco-terracotta.html

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West Square Victorian
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West Square Victorian

Salisbury, North Carolina

1903 Victorian

Circa 1903. Located in the West Square. 4 bedroom 2 bath home with large front porch. Large entryway foyer with french doors leading into front parlor. Foyer and upstairs landing area are rooms unto themselves. Master on main level. Original porch and eve brackets. Roof is only 4 years old. Lots of storage space in this home. Cute kitchen with glass cabinetry and plenty of counter space. Spacious back yard, room for a future garage. Nice established garden space. Front walkway is framed by mature Dogwood trees. 4th bedroom currently used as an office. Low yearly taxes of approximately $1625. Click on the link for many more pictures!

Web Site: http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2014/03/circa-1903-folk-victorian-home-for-sale.html

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PolyCottage
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PolyCottage

wayne county, North Carolina

1900 Bungalow

We're working on restoring some parts and renovating others. Our house has a lot of additions. From above it looks like three small houses, so we named it the PolyCottage. We're doing most of the work ourselves on nights and weekends, so it's slow going.

Web Site: http://polycottage.blogspot.com

Ohio

This cOld House

This cOld House

Dayton, Ohio

1922 Tudor

I blog about our 85 year old Tudor-bethan. It's a great story as we are only the third owners and when we moved in most of everything was original. It's a challenge to balance budget, aesthetics and history and we walk that tightrope with every decision we make.

Web Site: http://thiscoldhouse.blogspot.com/

1926 Foursquare
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1926 Foursquare

Kettering, Ohio

1926 Craftsman Foursquare

This is my own old house blog, which chronicles the restoration/revitalization of a 1926 craftsman foursquare style home in Dayton, Ohio.

Web Site: 1926foursquare.blogspot.com

1914 Foursquare
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1914 Foursquare

Lakewood, Ohio

1914 American Foursquare

The restoration of a 1914 Craftsman-styled American Foursquare.

Web Site: http://1914foursquare.blogspot.com/

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Colonial Revival Restoration
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Oklahoma Colonial Revival Restoration

Guthrie, Oklahoma

1893 Colonial Revival

Young couple restoring this interesting house for fun. First major project on our own, and really excited!

Web Site: davisrenovation.blogspot.com

Reservoir Hill Restoration

Reservoir Hill Restoration

Tulsa, Oklahoma

1929 Bungalow

3 bedroom 1.5 bath bungalow built near downtown Tulsa in the the historic Reservoir Hill area. Follow our blog in this restoration project.

Web Site: http://www.cordrenovation.com/wordpress/

Oregon

The F. M. Jack House

The F. M. Jack House

Brownsville, Oregon

1893 French Second Empire

Restoration of 1893 French Second Empire Victorian weblog in it's first month. Currently listed on houseblogs.net webring.

Web Site: http://fmjackhouse.blogspot.com/

Even Victorians have a Voice
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Even Victorians have a Voice

eugene, Oregon

1886 Victorian: Queen Anne

We bought a run down 1886 Victorian in 1977. located in downtown Eugene, Oregon. It had been hastily converted into apartments right after WW II. We slowly reconverted it back to a single family home, recovering the original floor plan as our resources and historic renovation loans would allow.

Web Site: www.437lawrencest.com

1885 Gothic Victorian
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1885 Gothic Victorian

Lebanon, Oregon

1885 Gothic Revival

A Gothic Victorian with so many of it's original features.

Web Site: 1885gothicvictorian.blogspot.com

Laurelhurst Craftsman Restoration
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Laurelhurst Craftsman Restoration

Portland, Oregon

1912 Craftsman Bungalow

Restoration/remodel of a 1912 Craftsman in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

Web Site: kidderdragon.blogspot.com

Just a Girl with a Hammer
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Just a Girl with a Hammer

Portland, Oregon

1938 Ranch

I have a 1938 postwar Ranch that had fallen into foreclosure and major disrepair. I'm a librarian who's trying to do almost everything myself.

Web Site: http://justagirlwithahammer.com

1900 Farmhouse
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1900 Farmhouse

Portland, Oregon

1900 Farmhouse

This simple farmhouse has gone extensive remodeling and changes, not just through it's current owner but other past owners as well. It is a modest home with loads of character and charm.

Web Site: www.1900farmhouse.com

Rayworth House
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Rayworth House

Portland, Oregon

1890 Victorian

Threatened by demolition, the 1890 Rayworth house was saved by moving it 2 miles to a new location. Once securely on a new foundation, the restoration work begins.

Web Site: http://rayworthhouse.wordpress.com

Pennsylvania

Setter Run Farm
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Setter Run Farm

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

1863 Stone Home

We chronicle the renovation of a 19th century Pennsylvania limestone farmhouse - whose first inhabitant was a deserter from the Civil War - and the construction of an addition that adds modern living space.

Web Site: http://setterrunfarm.com

Now a Rental Property
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Now a Rental Property

Etters, Pennsylvania

1731 Quaker Mill House

In its picture-perfect country setting, this pre-Revolutionary colonial brownstone home is now for rent, and awaits a discerning 21st century owner.
This historic circa-1731 stone mill house made of Triassic Hummelstown-type brownstone represents the architecture of Colonial Pennsylvania with the best of modern conveniences and several upgrades. 20+ inch original stone walls and wood beams define this original pre-Revolutionary gem in a bucolic setting of old-growth trees, mature landscaping and rolling hills.

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Web Site: http://quakermillhouse.wordpress.com/

This property is for sale! View listing...

1749 Restoration
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1749 Restoration

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

1749 Stone Home

Stone farmhouse built in 1749

Web Site: http://1749restoration.blogspot.com/


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1875 Brownstone / Row House

We're in our late 20's and just bought our first home..."as-is"! We have 3 main goals while renovating:
1. efficiency
2. greenness
3. on budget
We want the house to be as efficient as possible. This includes use of space (goodbye traditional dining room we'll never use) & regulating temperatures (what's the point of have a new heating system done if it's too expensive to actually run all winter?!). Our greenness goal tied to efficiency, but also includes the type of materials we'll choose as we go. We want to make our home as healthy and clean as possible. As far as staying on budget, that's kinda a no-brainer. We want to be able to actually live her and enjoy it when this is all said and done! We've bitten off A LOT more than we anticipated when our house hunt began but something about this house just felt right...

Web Site: www.hammeringourwayhome.com

Deeter House
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Deeter House

Sharpsville, Pennsylvania

1888 Victorian: Folk

Simple Victorian on the top of a hill over looking town. Built before indoor plumbing or electricity was introduced to the general community.

Web Site: robbane.blogspot.com

Rhode Island

A Coastal New England Dutch Colonial Home

A Coastal New England Dutch Colonial Home

Tiverton , Rhode Island

1930 Dutch Colonial

Follow our old House Remodel Project with lots of Home Remodel Pictures. A 1930's Dutch Colonial Home in the small New England town of Tiverton, Rhode Island, that is in need of everything. Purchased May 2007.

Web Site: http://coastalthemehome.blogspot.com/

Tennessee

Pecan Place
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Pecan Place

Trenton, Tennessee

1893 Victorian

1893 Stick/Eastlake design by George F. Barber.

Web Site: http://teapottreasure.blogspot.com/

Texas

Ye Olde Money Pit
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Ye Olde Money Pit

Greenville, Texas

Cottage

1920's cottage completely remodeled.

Web Site: Fanninhouse.blogspot.com

A Sander And A Prayer
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A Sander And A Prayer

Red Oak, Texas

1910 Victorian: Folk

Web Site: http://sanderandprayer.blogspot.com/

Dog Trot Log Home
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Dog Trot Log Home

Smith County, Texas

1856 Log Home

Not for Sale: This is a restoration of the original log home that the client’s great-great-grandfather built with his own hands, with the assistance of itinerant crafstmen, when he moved to Texas in 1856. This vintage structure consists of two cabins (pens) separated by an open passageway (dog-run or dogtrot), with a continuous gable roof covering both cabins and the passageway between them. The porch extends across the entire front of the house and, the passage between the two pens, was enclosed by screens. A lean-to shed, was constructed at the rear of each cabin for a kitchen and bathroom. This type of shed was often an addition to these 19th century Texas log homes. The structure was disassembled and moved to the family ranch near Tyler, TX. and was completed in late summer of 2009.

Web Site: chambersarchitects.com/historic-restoration.html

Utah

A 1902 Farmhouse Saved
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A 1902 Farmhouse Saved

Coalville, Utah

1902 Farmhouse

This is a collection of our triumphs and trials as we settle into country life and remodel our 1902 farmhouse. We mix in some uptown furniture with a bunch of rustic odds-n-ends to create a down home feel that is, as Goldilocks says, "Just right".

Web Site: http://upcountryolio.blogspot.com/

Eclectic Victorian
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Eclectic Victorian

Ogden, Utah

1893 Eclectic

When both of our parents shook their heads in disbelief we knew it was the right house for us!

Web Site: www.eclecticvictorian.com

Vermont

Cheney Farmhouse Restoration
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Cheney Farmhouse Restoration

Jamaica, Vermont

1880 Victorian

Jamaica is a small town of artists and craftsmen nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Watch as we lovingly complete a total restoration of this magnificent farmhouse, originally built in 1880 by a gifted local cabinetmaker.

Web Site: www.cheneyfarmhouse.blogspot.com

A St. Albans Victorian
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A St. Albans Victorian

St. Albans, Vermont

1905 Shingle Style

The renovation and restoration of a turn of the century Queen Anne Shingle Style home in St. Albans, Vermont. The 70s weren't good to many Victorians, including this one! We're doing our best to fix that.

Web Site: http://www.prydein.com/215

Virginia

Old Town Home
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Old Town Home

Alexandria, Virginia

1886 Brownstone / Row House

Old Town Home is dedicated to the DIY restoration and renovation adventures of a young couple in an old row home in the Alexandria, VA historic district.

Web Site: http://www.oldtownhome.com

Old Town Home
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Old Town Home

Alexandria, Virginia

1886 Victorian

The restoration story of an 1886 Victorian Row Home and it's DIY owners.

Web Site: http://www.oldtownhome.com

Hampton Farm
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Hampton Farm

Berryville, Virginia

1847 Federal

Federal Style Farmhouse Built approx 1847
Clarke County Virginia Shenandoah Valley
Recently Renovated Old House, and Built Historically Appropriate Timber Frame Ell Addition
Located on 120 acre working family farm

Web Site: www.cochranfarmlife.blogspot.com

A Farmhouse Reborn
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A Farmhouse Reborn

Charlottesville, Virginia

1850 Farmhouse

Young couple moves from Washington, DC and takes on the renovation of an 1850 Virginia farmhouse with a baby on the way and no idea what to expect!

Web Site: www.afarmhousereborn.com

Cochran Farmhouse Virginia
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Cochran Farmhouse Virginia

Clarke, Virginia

Federal

The renovation and expansion of an 1840's federal style, center hall, stucco farmhouse in the Clarke County, Virginia. Hampton Farm

Web Site: www.cochranfarmlife.blogspot.com

Gravel Springs Farm

Gravel Springs Farm

Frederick County, Virginia

1836 Federal

An 1836 Shenandoah Valley late Federal style brick farmhouse located in rural Frederick County, Virginia.

Web Site: http://www.gravelspringsfarm.com/

Eykamp Haus
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Eykamp Haus

Portsmouth, Virginia

1901 American Foursquare

Our journey trying to run a business, raise a family and restore a 100+ year old American Foursquare!

Web Site: eykamphaus.blogspot.com

Heavens 2 Betsie
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Heavens 2 Betsie

Portsmouth, Virginia

1900 Victorian: Queen Anne

Owner renovation/restoration of a 1900 Queen Anne

Web Site: www.heavens2betsie.com

Hawthorne House
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Hawthorne House

Richmond , Virginia

1907 Colonial Revival

This "fairytoon" (a combination of a fairytale and cartoon) journals a couple's restoration of a long neglected Colonial Revival house in the Ginter Park Historic District of Richmond, Virginia....turning a house into a home.

Web Site: www.fairytoon.blogspot.com

Chronicles of an 1820's Log Cabin
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Chronicles of an 1820's Log Cabin

Round Hill, Virginia

1820 Log Home

In the Spring of 2012, we moved into our log cabin and within days Mr. Hough introduced himself and welcomed us to the community. At 86 years young he resided alone and was still out and about driving his car. He told us he had been born and raised in Loudoun County and has lived in his current home since the 1940?s. He was born in February of 1925 and sadly, passed this last winter in January. In talking with Mr. Hough’s son, Jim, when came to clear the house after his father’s death, we discovered that Jim intended to sell the house. David saw an opportunity to put together a deal that could benefit both Jim Hough and a buyer. Flash forward… good friends of ours decided the property was a wise investment and offered PlanetDwell the job of designing and renovating their new purchase!

Web Site: http://planetdwell.wordpress.com/

1885 Victorian
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1885 Victorian

Tazewell, Virginia

1885 Victorian

Join us on our journey to maintain and restore this 128 year-old beauty. Not experts here (at all), just a couple that loves old homes.

Web Site: http://www.1885victorian.com/

Enon Hall

Enon Hall

White Stone, Virginia

1762 Colonial

The Web's first and longest-running houseblog. A Virginia family restores its ancestral home, in their family from 1762 to 1939 and then returned in 1999.

Web Site: http://www.enonhall.com/

Washington

Ballard Fixer
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Ballard Fixer

Seattle, Washington

1929 Tudor Revival

The story of a slightly tilted old house with an elevator and a rockin' view.

Web Site: http://www.ballardfixer.com/

Charles Brown House
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Charles Brown House

Vancouver, Washington

1866 French Second Empire

We have a beautifully restored French Second Empire Home in Vancouver, WA, that is now a law firm. I understand this style of home is very uncommon on the west coast. We have also done extensive genealogical research on the family who built the house.

Web Site: http://www.charlesbrownhouse.com/

West Virginia

Owen Tudor Hedges House
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Owen Tudor Hedges House

Martinsburg, West Virginia

1860 Greek Revival

Owen Tudor Hedges House, also known as Fairstone and Cedar Grove, is a historic home located near Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia. It was built in 1860 and is a two story, five bay, brick Greek Revival style dwelling with a gable roof. It features a one story, full width porch along the front facade, with a hipped roof. Also on the property is a barn (1859), ice house (c. 1870), slave house (c. 1860), outbuilding (c. 1870), two sheds (c. 1870), and a well house / gazebo (c. 1870).

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/owentudorhedges

Wisconsin

Peter Nelson Homestead
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Peter Nelson Homestead

Gordon, Wisconsin

1906 Victorian: Folk

This 3 bedroom home has been vacant for over 30 years and although in great need of attention, still retains all of it's original charm. Built before running water, it's original outhouse stands proudly in the back yard. The home features a trap door to the root Cellar beneath the Dining Room and a cistern under the kitchen floor. Restoration begins in Spring 2014. For more pics please see our facebook page.

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-Nelson-Homestead/223258151172664?ref=stream

Castle Chaos

Castle Chaos

Omro, Wisconsin

Italianate

I am sure the conversation went something like..."We really need a new watchtower. Let's rip off the kitchen roof and build it in the house." Wonderful 1871 farm house with a 7 story poured concrete and steel tower built in 1935. What was I thinking?! Oh yea, I love this place.

1904 Victorian

1904 Victorian

Portage, Wisconsin

1904 Victorian

Our website is a complete story of our 1904 Victorian Home Restoration. We have purchased the house in 2006 and worked on it nearly every day. We are currently in the process of renovating the exterior. On our site you can find our story, remodeling process and all the before and after photos of the exterior and interior.

Web Site: http://www.victorianhomerestoration.com/

216 Cottage St
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216 Cottage St

Sparta, Wisconsin

1905 Victorian

We're trying to renovate/restore our 1905 home in Sparta, WI. Watch as we become super geniuses by learning from our mistakes.

Web Site: 216cottagestreet.blogspot.com

International Listings

Queensland, Australia

Fun and VJs
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Fun and VJs

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

1928 Queenslander

This blog chronicles the renovations to our Queenslander home in Brisbane, Australia - turning a sow's ear into a silk purse.

Web Site: http://funandvjs.blogspot.com/

BC, Canada

Little Blue House
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Little Blue House

Atlin, BC, Canada

1898 Victorian: Queen Anne

The Little Blue House was built during the Gold Rush of 1898. It was moved from Discovery, now a ghost town, to its current location around 1920. A young family has recently purchased the tiny Victorian house and is planning to restore it.

Web Site: http://littlebluehouse1898.blogspot.ca

Kensington Bungalow
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Kensington Bungalow

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bungalow

One old neglected bungalow, two kids, a cranky cat, and us. Our quest to bring new life to this old house.

Web Site: http://kensingtonbungalow.blogspot.com/

New Brunswick, Canada

Canadian Foursquare Farmhouse
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Canadian Foursquare Farmhouse

Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada

1948 American Foursquare

Old Farmhouse in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Not fancy, just solid!

Web Site: http://sharpegary.tumblr.com/

ON, Canada

My 1923 Foursquare
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My 1923 Foursquare

Cornwall, ON, Canada

1923 Craftsman Foursquare

This poor house has suffered through some pretty careless tenants, horribly DIY renovations and repairs, yet it still retains a decent amount of original charm. Follow along as I try to undo the damage, and add the charm it has lost over the years.

Web Site: http://my1923foursquare.blogspot.com/

Ontario, Canada

jenny on argyle
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jenny on argyle

Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

1887 Ontario Gothic

Just day to day goings on on Argyle Street. An old house in an old town, a big garden, two parents, three kids, a dog, family, friends, school, jobs, you know....

Web Site: http://jennyonargyle-jenny.blogspot.com/

Circa 1887
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Circa 1887

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

1887 Ontario Gothic

This a a blog showing some of the work we have done on our old home.

Web Site: http://circa1887.blogspot.com/

Crowder House
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Crowder House

Spencerville, Ontario, Canada

1865 Red Brick, Stone Foundation

Welcome to Crowder House – the beloved rural home of two newly relocated city dwellers. We – the Resident and her Man – have been blogging here since taking possession of a power-of-sale property. Our objective is to entertain and inform, enabling you, the Reader, to learn and laugh from our own adventures.

Crowder House is also the centre of a burgeoning cottage industry aimed at helping small businesses market their wares through social media. As we develop, this blog will grow too, covering all of the different things we’re doing out at Crowder House.

Web Site: www.crowderhouse.com

Estonia: old wooden house in Marta street
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Estonia: old wooden house in Marta street

Tallinn,

1901

Restoration of an old 1901 built wooden house. Soon it will be a vintage style Bed & Breakfast. In the house will be a small cosy French style cafe and country-style decoration shop.

Web Site: http://www.vintagehostel.blogspot.com

the meaden project
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the meaden project

Cambridgeshire,

1600 Farmhouse

The ups and downs of restoring a very old building, UK style ;)

Web Site: www.themeadenproject.wordpress.com

The Kenwyn Project
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The Kenwyn Project

Torquay,

1912 terraced

First time renovation and its hilarious consequences

Web Site: thekenwynproject.wordpress.com

Abruzzo, Italy

Dream life of mine
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Dream life of mine

Ofena, Abruzzo, Italy

Stone Home

In 2011 I bought my first house - it was more ruin than house and was located in Abruzzo Italy. In Italy sometimes planning takes longer than the building work!

Web Site: http://www.dreamlifeofmine.com/

The Woolshed
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The Woolshed

Takaka,

1950 Farmhouse

Woolshed being converted to a B&B

Web Site: www.woolie1.com

Fife, Scotland

Our Victorian House

Our Victorian House

Kircaldy, Fife, Scotland

1879 Victorian

A photographic virtual tour of a 1879 traditional Scottish Victorian House being restored. Contains 100s of before and after pictures, details of projects and restoration techniques as well as a history of the house and a good collection of useful links.

Web Site: http://www.victorian-house.com/

Free State, South Africa

De Oude Huize Yard
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De Oude Huize Yard

Harrismith, Free State, South Africa

1860 Farmhouse

Our house was built during the proclamation of our town Harrismith. Harrismith is situated in the Free State in South Africa

Web Site: http://deoudehuize.blogspot.com/2011/03/renovating-de-oude-huize-from-2000.html