Sunday, November 1, 2009

Historic Home Rescues

This Old House magazine has a section showing historic homes that are set for demolition or are truly in danger of falling down. The magazine lists the homes with the hope of finding an old house 'enthusiast' who will save the home. Here is a home "saved" from a Save This Old House magazine article!

This 1840's Italianate home in Ohio was listed in the December 2005 issue of This Old House.
(before photo)


Fresh paint can work miracles, can't it?

(These next two homes were never in the "Save This Old House" section of the magazine - but are great historic home "saves!")
This home featured in This Old House magazine
was built in 1909 in South Carolina.

EVERYTHING looks better! Doesn't it!? The crooked shutter in the "before" photo just says it all - "I am a tired old house with no one to care for me!"

And here is one last "before and after" from This Old House.

Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday! and Thrify Decor Chick for a Before and After party

AND Trash to Treasure at Reinvented and Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage!

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Maureen said...

Wow! Just beautiful!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I love homes. I love homes that are saved. So nice.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I know older homes have their downsides too but they have so much character and detail that you don't get in new builds


rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

didn't you love that before & after? so beautiful! and the green paint color they used on the shutters is on my short list for my new porch & shutters- to be added in the future!
i always love the save this old house section- makes me want to take on another old house before we're even done with our kinda old house. : )
happy monday,

Valeree said...

The quaint little town I live in is a national Historic distric but it has a few sad, neglected houses. I always get so excited when someone buys one and gives it some love. It just makes you happy! Thanks for sharing!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I enjoyed your post. Old homes have so much character and it is wonderful to see them restored.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

wow...those stairs are like night and day.

Dayka said...

I love posts like this--thanks!

Chany said...

Que Que maravilla transformación, que manera de darle amor esa casita, me encantó, mi transformación es chiquitita, hasta pronto, Chany .-

Cindy said...

Seeing an old homes lovingly restored just makes me happy. Thanks for sharing!

Andi's English Attic said...

Thanks for these pics. Such beautiful houses. xx

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What beautiful houses, just in need of a little TLC. Thanks for sharing!

ImagineCozy said...

Love those! It is remarkable how much better they can look.

deborah said...

Makes our little ole hearts beat faster to see what people have done to restore these beautiful old homes. Ours was not so grand when we rescued it, but we have poured heart & soul into making it ours. It has been a wonderful journey, one we highly recommend. Thanks for a great post~ Deborah & Hubs

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