Issue #28

A big welcome to all of my newest patrons! You are wonderful and thank you for keeping the cheap old houses cause alive and well during this time of uncertainty. I hope you all enjoy this week's cheap(ish) old houses!

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I hope you find your dream project!


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Breese, IL


This Victorian is so whimsical and fun. And pocket doors for miles!

Experience the historic elegance of this Painted Lady. Owners restoration was a labor of love! Now it's time for you to relax and enjoy all of its interesting architecture, beauty and style. Extensive wrap-around porches, balconies, and spacious rooms throughout are more than adequate for every occasion! Great for entertaining large crowds or just sitting alone reading a book on a quiet afternoon in the gazebo. Original inlaid hard wood floors adorn the foyer, parlor, and dining room along with crown, wide base trim, and magnificent pocket doors. Kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite tops, stainless appliances and a custom hammered copper farm sink. Victorian style classically threads every room of this home. Distinct 3 story open staircase breathtakingly welcomes you into this friendly home. Basement/attic storage. Situated on corner lot with many mature trees and an alley access detached garage with extra covered parking. Clinton County Historical Society Home 1996.

Wallace, ID


What a gorgeous craftsman exterior! And those views!

Perched among the tree tops of Wallace lives a historic masterpiece of home just waiting to be cared for by a new curator. Built in 1907, the new owner will be only the fifth in this homes lifetime. Over 2,000 square feet of move-in ready home offers original hardwood flooring, doorknobs, light fixtures and woodwork. Modern updates like main floor laundry, dishwasher and gas water heater make life a breeze. The home boast a wrap around porch, copper and tile fireplace surround and original leaded glass windows allowing for a view of Wallace only this property possesses. City sewer and water and a privately maintained driveway offer the best of both worlds. This home won't be around long!

Rocky Ford, CO


A beautiful staircase and pocket doors.

You will want to see the tastefully restored vintage home. As you walk up to the property you will notice the relaxing covered porch with antique porch swing. Then we continue into the home. You enter the home in the fully restored parlor. You will instantly notice the carefully restored wood work. You then continue into a large living room with the original fireplace. There is a new bathroom on the main level of the home just off the large kitchen. You will enjoy the grand staircase off the parlor. Upstairs there are 4 spacious bedrooms and a remodeled full bathroom. On the upper level there is a unique sitting room. It is full of light as it was constructed from the salvaged window of an old school house.In the summertime you can get world famous Rocky Ford watermelon and cantaloupe. Because of the abundance of family farms the summer time brings multiple farm stand with fresh fruits and veggies.

Greenville, NY


Dates to 1830 and has the most beautiful floors!

Don't miss this quiet country retreat. Experience true privacy on this 2.72 acre lot located at the end of a dead end road. This charming 4-5 bedroom historic home offers so much potential. Spacious room with large windows offer plenty of sunlight. A little paint and this home is a great investment with instant equity! The large expansive barn boasts 4 large bays with a second floor that's ideal for storage or potential man cave! Home is vacant and easy to show. Roof is only 5 years old! This is one you must see! Located minutes from town, privacy and convenience, that best of both worlds!

Havre, MT


A beauty on a street lined with other similar homes. Needs love!

This large 3 story home has space for all. Detached 2 stall garage and fenced yard. This home needs some work. Call for your showing today.

Bernardston, MA


Parts of this home apparently date to the 1790s. Sits on 2 acres and overlooks a park.

Bring this home back to its previous glory! Such a stately home perched perfectly on a little knoll right in the charming village of Bernardston and overlooking Kiwanis Park! Not often do you find a home offering so much to work with! Large barn/garage to keep anything necessary in, 1790's home with 4 fireplaces, large rooms, large windows and a small accessory apartment. Yes this will be a project but the end result will certainly make your efforts worthwhile!


Watseka, IL


Good heavens this is gorgeous! Reminds me of the Home Alone house. Also has a fantastic original butler's pantry.

EXTRAORDINARY turn-of-the-century 5 BR, 3/1 bath Dutch Colonial, with over 7000 sq ft of living space! A PERFECT home for the large or growing family, with grand entertaining spaces & comfortable living areas: There is an impressive entry; a bright LR w/2 seating areas & ornate fireplace; the DR has beautiful paneled walls & beamed ceiling, and the office has glass front, built-in bookcases. The ENORMOUS kitchen has new granite counters & SS appliances, and the butler's pantry has gorgeous cabinetry. BONUS: unique period details throughout; a service staircase; loads of storage. There are 4 nice BRs upstairs, including a large master suite w/private bath & dressing room/lounge. The third floor features the 5th BR, another bonus room, and a REMARKABLE space that was originally a ballroom - which would make a terrific studio or rec room. Set on a generous 1.38 acres - feels like a country estate - but right in town, with a good central location near the park, high school & hospital. TONS of character & tons of opportunities - come and see!


Donaldsonville, LA


What a sweet house, and owned by the same family since it was built! The inside is almost all original: tongue-and-groove walls, mantels, stained glass... soooo good.

1800's Never looked so good! This fabulous home dates back to the 1800s owned by the same family since its day-view. It was once used as a boarding house in the small town of Donaldsonville Louisiana. The home features approximately 2, 887 sq feet of living. This beauty is a five bedroom, three complete bath...dressed in East Lake Trim making its interior and exterior Queen Anne / Victorian style one of the many focal points of Lessard St. As you enter the home through its front door, you will see the grand entrance to the upstairs that has three of the original boarding house rooms and a bonus room that was once used as a kitchen with kitchen cabinets and a sink (no appliances ) other features you will not want to miss are the Stain-glass windows in the front rooms. The original boarding room numbers detailing the entrance of the rooms and the full bath. Getting back to the entrance downstairs you are graced with the beauty of East Lake trim in the formal living and dining rooms, 2 large bedrooms, large kitchen and den/dining room in the rear of this beauty, with two complete bathrooms to complete the downstairs.

Deer Lodge, MT


I love seeing original kitchen cabinets! This is creekside, too.

Romantic wanted who will appreciate the 106 year-old home that reminds us of Grandma's home with the original hardwood flooring and nicely proportioned rooms. The main level features include a living room with  a wood stove, formal dining room with built-in hutch, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. On the front of the home you will find a wonderful covered porch which will be perfect to enjoy the summer evenings and the sound of Cottonwood Creek which makes this home a must-see.

Gainesville, FL


This is a little pricer than I usually show in this area. But it's so special and well-preserved that I just had to share it with you. 

You must click through to see all the photos of the kitchen!

In a similar style to The Marjorie Rawlings Home in the little town of Rochelle is this Historic 2 story 3/2 home. The home was built in the late 1800's. She's just minutes away from Historic Micanopy, Pearls Barbecue and just across the street is Rails To Trails. This rare Cracker home has survived a fire and was moved to its current location in 1932 from the old train depot area in Rochelle. The home was restored with mostly reclaimed wood from the period even the additions added used this wood. Step back in time and experience the classic smell and look of slat board walls and ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, a custom bead board summer kitchen complete with old wood stove, an enclosed breezeway to the main home area, custom built bathrooms, 2nd story office/bonus bedroom, 2 fireplaces, built-in bookshelves, and 10' ceilings. Plumbing, electrical, A/C and more have been upgraded. On the grounds is an old historic structure fondly named The Bead Board Studio , 2 workshops, wood sheds, Shady Live Oak Trees, Magnolia, and various fruit trees. Gainesville Florida is only 15 minutes away. This Prairie home setting will bring you back to the Good Ole Days atmosphere where you'll fall in love again with the past. You must see this!
Freedom, NH
Beautiful interior + 4 acres.
Tioga, TX
The perfect porch.
Columbus, MI
A gorgeous old farmhouse :-)
Brookneal, VA
14 acres!


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