I love old houses like this one. It’s falling in on itself, it’s sagging, old, and no doubt won’t be standing much longer. But the flag still waves and is not tattered. There are flowers in the window box. They might be plastic, but so what! The indomitable spirit still shines here. The memories are soaked into the walls and floor. I hear laughter, and know there were also some tears. But she’s still here. Still fighting. Still hanging on. 😘 . .
I wanted to go to Playland all summer, but of course I didn’t make it to until October when the park is closed for the season. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as I’ve never experienced Playland all alone before...and boy does it take on a new darker light 😳The Art Deco architecture here is a national treasure, but it doubles as the setting for a horror movie. As a kid who came here every year, I loved this local amusement park not only for it’s fun, but for it’s likeness to some of my darkest fears🥺The scene of almost a dozen accidental deaths since 1938, Playland definitely holds a few ghosts...as well as happy memories for four or more generations of NYers. I’ll share what I know about all that during the week 🎡👻🎢
Let's skip the small talk and tell you what you REALLY want to know about this timeless craftsman.
3,211 sq ft of living space ✔️
5 Beds and 4 Baths ✔️
3,611 sq ft lot ✔️
Front and back patios ✔️
Original 2-story carriage home ✔️
Built in 1913 ✔️
Priced at $3.890M ✔️
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The Halloween madness continues! 👻 Everywhere we turn...there’s a Halloween decoration 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♂️ A big thank you to our friends at @cliveden1767 & @wyckhouse for sharing their genealogy records with us so we can include the Haines, Wistar and Chew families in our Halloween setup!
My favorite decrepit house got a fresh coat of paint & I didn’t think it was even possible to love a house more! It looks like they’re doing some interior work, too and I can’t help but wonder how I missed this house being listed for sale. Or maybe they are prepping it for sale? At the very least, I would have gone to the open house to bask in the glory of old home charm. I JUST KNOW THAT I WANT IT. This one especially speaks to be because it feels like someone plopped down a New England home in the middle of Seattle.
Do you fall in love with homes that aren’t on the market and definitely aren’t in your budget?
A charming carriage house in Baltimore’s Otterbein neighborhood. Now converted into a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, the building faces a cobblestone alley and one of Otterbein’s lovely pocket parks. #historichomesofbaltimore
This is the calm before the storm.
You might just see an old, dark, dusty utility room...and you would be right, but I see something different.
I see a room that could help me achieve some of my most ambitious goals.
A room where hard work and discipline can reap a vision I’ve had for a long time.
A room that can ultimately change the course of my life.
I know. That’s pretty heavy, but honestly that’s how I feel about it. It’s pretty important to me and taking these beginning steps is a feat in itself.
Step 1: build the vision.
Step 2: use the room for what I built it for.
That’s it. It’s simple and uncomplicated. That’s what I love the most about it.
Am I being vague? Yes. Do I need to be? No, but I want you to be curious about the next time I post on this room!
Anybody have any guesses on what I’m turning this room into?
The Tudor Revival style looked toward the England of Queen Elizabeth I for inspiration in houses that tended toward elements of asymmetry in form. Built from coast to coast, these houses ranged from “storybook” cottages to grand mansions. They were typically built with stone, brick, or stucco and often incorporated half-timbering and diamond paned casement windows. This was perhaps the most romantic of the early 20th century revival styles.
Tudor Revival is one of 25 styles described and illustrated with multiple examples in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners - now available for pre-order! Order link in profile.
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Toronto’s known (or was) as a brick city, and this home is proof! Designed in the Queen Anne Revival style, it was built around 1915 for a local publisher, and was recently totally revamped by @murakamidesign and @powellandbonnell. Stellar work! 👌🏻
We are ready to kick off another fantastic week of #MyFarmhouseSunshine ! We are loving all of the beautiful fall inspired photos! This weeks feature and co-host, Kandas @thetedescofarm, totally inspired us with her fall front porch!! We can’t wait to see your photos of beautiful home decor this week!! .
PINK LADY RENOVATION UPDATE!
4 weeks in, and things are getting real!
There is major demolition going on, and we have already found some big surprises in our old house.
**Read more: Link in bio.
Meet George White, another speaker for our November 6th event! George is the founder and President of Home Diagnostic Inspections, Inc., performing more than 6000 home inspections since he formed his business in 2001! Are pre-inspections necessary, and can they help to bulletproof a transaction? Find out by booking your spot today with the link in bio!
Congratulations to our buyers for getting their dream 🏡 under contract this weekend! 🍾✨ #helpinghomehappen
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A little Halloween Decor around the fireplace! 🎃 The BOO Balloon was from Walmart for less than $2!! Everything else is pretty much All the decor I had from my apartment. 😳 I can’t wait to stock up on some more decor after Halloween! 😊
I was driving through Wiscasset yesterday and noticed that another one of my favorite houses was recently painted, this time in a navy blue tone 🎨 This Gothic Revival house - which for many years served as the rectory of the adjacent church - has always caught my attention. There is so much detail packed into this little guy! Those dormers, the vergeboards 😭 It did lose its original one-story entryway porch at some point, but it still has many of its original exterior features. As for the color scheme, it was previously a rosey pink, with all the trim and little details painted in a cream color. What do you all think of it’s transformation?
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#tbt to a WAY less blustery October day when I passed by this sweet little mansard built in 1868 for Albert Berry Butler, a successful dry goods merchant. Here’s hoping everyone made it through the storm unscathed! I now have an unlimited supply of firewood, thanks to a tree that decided to make a sudden appearance in my driveway last night 🤷♀️🌬🍂
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Love Deborah’s @hipandhumblestyle kitchen! It’s so homey 💖 Have a beautiful Saturday, everybody!! 🍂
When is the Best Time of Day to Work - Do you consider yourself a morning person? Or maybe you’re a night owl? Or maybe you fall somewhere in between on the productivity spectrum. No matter where you are, how much sleep you get plays a huge role in your ability to give life your all every day. Being aware of your best time of day to work can be powerful knowledge to find your flow. I crush it around 11AM and then again around 7 PM and have adjusted accordingly.
A new study takes a closer look at how sleep patterns affect productivity and other aspects of our waking hours, and working lives. The study, based on a survey of the sleep habits of more than 124,000 Americans, found that some employees, though not all, thrive when their day starts later. A later start can provide an opportunity for more sleep and greater energy throughout the day. One of the beautiful advantages of flexible work is that you can have real latitude to set your own schedule and capitalize on your best time of day to work, especially in many off site jobs and freelance positions. I work a few days at home a week and the whole routine between sleep, working out, work and eating right is a 53 year study in finding my flow. Wondering how to figure out the time of day when you’re at the top of your game? Start to track it and adjust the other parts of your life around it. Most of us will be working remotely in the future and making your home, like this crafty bungalow, a place you get to find balance and do your thing. Or something like that.
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Happy Friday, sweet friends!! Hope you all had a great week! Loving Courtney’s (@goldenboysandme) cozy corner—it speaks my kind of weekend vibes! Anyone else 🙋🏽♀️
Wishing you all a beautiful day! 💝
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Sunday Morning - Poem by Louis Macneice
Down the road someone is practising scales,
The notes like little fishes vanish with a wink of tails,
Man's heart expands to tinker with his car
For this is Sunday morning, Fate's great bazaar;
Regard these means as ends, concentrate on this Now,
And you may grow to music or drive beyond Hindhead anyhow,
Take corners on two wheels until you go so fast
That you can clutch a fringe or two of the windy past,
That you can abstract this day and make it to the week of time
A small eternity, a sonnet self-contained in rhyme.
But listen, up the road, something gulps, the church spire
Open its eight bells out, skulls' mouths which will not tire
To tell how there is no music or movement which secures
Escape from the weekday time. Which deadens and endures.
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LOVE this bright & cozy corner over at Becca’s @adventuresindecorating1 !! 🙌🏼 HELLO & HAPPY MONDAY!!!! 💓 Who else here loves a new week!? 🙋🏽♀️ I know I sure do. New week—New goals, right! 😉✨ Have a good one, everybody!!