I'm Alex, a technology nerd, blogger, DIYer, and historic home enthusiast. I'm 1/2 of the blogging team (my wife's the other) behind Old Town Home (http://www.oldtownhome.com), a blog that chronicles the ongoing and very lengthy renovation of our 1885 simple Victorian row house in historic Old Town Alexandria, VA.
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We purchased our home, an 1885 brick row house, in 2003 and have been renovating the whole thing ourselves since the first day we took ownership. We've experienced the highs, lows, and everything in between during this process. Though we're upgrading the house in many ways, we're going to great lengths to keep or add back all of the home's character building and historic elements. I think my greatest satisfaction comes from restoring a piece of the home's original fabric.