Post # 76
That sounds really interesting! I love that old houses seem to have so many rooms.
I would love to go to Europe and see all those old houses! One of my bucketlist goals in life is to go to Europe and visit one of those really old pubs that are like 600+ years old. I love history and we just don’t really have much like that in the US.
That house is sooooooo beautiful! I would love to have a house like that. There are few like that one in my town. There is one in particular that must be in horrible shape because it is only $79,000 I believe. No pictures of the inside posted. If only…
I agree that the second home I posted has way too much wood. It looks creepy to me. But then again I really don’t like dark houses and I want as much natural light and brightness in my house as possible so it makes sense that I would feel that way about that particular home. I like the second floor though…very different than the first. I think the outside of that home even looks creepy.
Post # 77
I completely agree. I hate when home listings say things like “this historic house has been restored to it’s original grandeur, with a completely updated kitchen and bath!” Um, well then it wasn’t restored to its original grandeur. You either maintained the integrity of the home by making any repairs within the appropriate look of the time period the house was built, or you ripped it apart. You can’t do both.
I just saw this house today: http://www.hometoindy.com/property-search/in/indianapolis/46205/3258-n-new-jersey-street/10584063_spid/?listingid=1126875&userid=270813&searchid=4461700&sentfrom=listingalert They completely RUINED the inside. It looks so confused.
Post # 78
It looks creepy to me, haha. But I get creeped out easily
Post # 79
wow, do they EVER love their black paint in that house! I don’t like the decor there and honestly, I don’t always mind modern inside of old houses, just–I like a mix of anitques and modern.
But that one is relentlessly “updated.” Black floors in the entry room, just, nooooooo!
Around here in my victorian neighborhood several people have gone with the black floor thing and I think 1)they look awful 2) they would be impossible to keep clean 3) they will be outdated by next week. Hello, does anyone remember the bleached floors of the 80’s? Those are cool only in beach houses.
A classic oak, cherry, maple in mediaum tone is always appropriate if one cannot use the original floors in the house.
In my victorian neighborhood we all have new kitchens, of course. But I do see victorians in certain parts of the world (Eureka SPrings, for instance) where people there did not rip out old kitchens form the ’30’s and ’40s, and now I think they are super charming.
It’s that those ranches of the 1960’s have perfeclty functional kitchens, why pull our something that looks “updated” but in fact will be MORE dated in 10 years?
End my rant for the day, thank you for listening.
Post # 80
YES! Fiance and I always say we want to buy a really old house someday. We both love history and would love to buy a historical home in a historical district someday! 🙂