"This Old House"

For a long time now I've dreamt of buying an old country home and fixing it up.  I love the character that old homes have.  There's just nothing better than front porches, dormer windows, sprawling land and no Home Owner's Association telling you what you can and more importantly CAN'T do.  Read about my past experience HERE.

Everyday I pass this old house on my way to and from work and church, and almost every time I see it I think about how it has so much potential.


Granted, most would say, the location isn't the best and the yard is a mess and it looks like it's not far away from falling in completely.  However, I see something beautiful. I even like it so much I wouldn't be opposed to moving it to another location.  So you don't think I've completely lost it, in my head it looks a lot like this...


Ron Brenner Architects

I know everyone has their opinion on "old" vs "new", but  I'm definitely on Team Old.  I know, it comes with a million potential issues, but there's something so rewarding about taking your time and restoring something back to its original glory or beyond.  Not to mention, there are so many great examples out there...


BEFORE
Better Homes and Gardens


AFTER
Better Homes and Gardens


BEFORE

AFTER
Country Living Magazine

BEFORE
Costal Living Magazine

AFTER
Coastal Living Magazine
I figure if they can do it, so can I!
So, if you're ever driving down the road and you pass a wide load trailer transporting an old farmhouse, it may just be mine. 


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Anybody out there on my team?

5 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Elizabeth Grant said... Reply To This Comment

Love it =) You could totally turn an old house like that into something spectacular! =) Amazing as always.

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Elizabeth! I appreciate the vote of confidence.

Victoria Sharpe said... Reply To This Comment

I'm on your team Cheryl, I like that!

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