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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Are you obsessed?
Do you consider dumpster diving to be a fine art and aluminum siding a sin? This article from CircaOldHouses.com has us obsessed. Number 3 is our favorite! How many of these sound like you?
1. When shopping for a house, you’re more concerned with the number of fireplaces than bedrooms.
Who needs an extra bathroom when you have historical details to beat the band?
2. You’ve been known to lose total control at the mention of pocket doors.
Also on your list of can’t-live-without things: tin ceilings, crown molding and parquet floors.
3. What’s Ikea? Your go-to furniture spot is the local antiques market.
After all, a one-of-a-kind house deserves one-of-a-kind décor.
4. People said you were crazy when you bought your house.
Now they drool with envy.
5. You can see the potential in anything.
You’d never let a little lead paint stand between you and your dream project.
6. You know the difference between a tower and a turret
7. You’ve dressed up like a bungalow for Halloween.
… and none of your friends were remotely surprised.
8. You’ve attended at least one dinner party just to see the inside of the house.
The conversation was nice, but the pumpkin pine floors were the best part of the evening.
9. You have a roster of movies you’ve watched over and over just to ogle the old houses.
Your favorite Hollywood stars? Manderley, Tara and Green Gables, of course!
10. You consider dumpster diving to be a fine art.
One man’s trash is another man’s 19th century mantelpiece.
11. You’d prefer a roaring fire in your bedroom to a television any day.
Because there’s nothing like falling asleep to the sound of history.
12. You’ve dreamt of running a historical inn for as long as you can remember.
Anything for an excuse to buy that big, old farmhouse.
13. You know the exact year in which your house was built, and probably have done research on its history at your local archives.
We think that’s worthy of a plaque, don’t you?
14. You named your dog (or child) after a famous 18th century architect.
15. Your “Dream House” Pinterest board contains over 500 pins, broken down by style and age.
16. Forget the condo in Florida. You plan to retire in a little stone house in the country.
17. You read “before and after” home renovation articles and often prefer the “before.”
There’s just something about that crumbling wallpaper that makes your old-house-loving heart skip a beat.
18. You have a personal vendetta against aluminum siding.
Breathe. Remember to breathe.
19. You’ve nearly gotten into a car accident because you were fixated on a Victorian house you were driving by.
How is one supposed to focus on the road in the face of such beauty?
20. You’ve spent more blood, sweat and tears on your house than you ever could have imagined.