I have been an avid lover of old homes and things since I can remember. I have an assortment of old things and such. I love to
go to yard sales and estate sales. I joined to meet other people who love old homes as much as I do.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
I am looking to buy a 1890 fixer upper. It is in ruins but I hope to restore it back to it's beauty. The home is surrounded by empty lots. The neighborhood is not the ideal. But, I am a hopeful person. Maybe, I can turn this rat infested house into something beautiful and draw developers to the neighborhood. If you have any information on the style on this home, maybe how it should look I would appreciate it. This will be my first rehab/home restoration project.
Shona; The House appears to have the 'Earmarks' of a 'Victorian-Era Cottage-Style House,' and probably has 'Features' that can be 'brought back to life.' (For instance, if it has Vinyl Siding, the possibility remains of restoring the original Siding, and Trim.) The year 1890 is definately right in there, and the 12/12 Pitch on the Upper Roof, is a good indicator, as well! Best Wishes on your endeavour, (and enjoy the Vacant Lots, they are a 'Space Blessing.') Maybe we can see more Pictures. Brian Mullin
I like most Vintage Houses and Building which are 'still standing.' (Especially if they are not infested with 'Critters.') There are 'Hidden Treasures' right under our noses, if we start scratching around! Ant there is always plenty to do, to keep busy, on an 'Older Work-In-Progress!" (Some Dis-assembly and Re-assembly may be required.)
Hi, Shonda! We have not purchased the house yet, as I just lost my job and we are no longer eligible for a mortgage loan. Once I get a job, though, we will be reapplying, and hopefully getting the house!
Thank you, we have not made any plans for the fireplace yet. After finding out the history of the vitrolite we don't want get rid of it, although somewhat placed southwestern themed tiles around the bottom of the firplace and that may eventually go because it looks completely bizarre and mismatched with the vitrolite. How are your home improvements going?
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