Text by Hannah Jones
There’s just something about old homes that will always keep us coming back. The intricate architectural details, the original pieces that have stood the test of time, the history of those who lived within the walls before—old homes beckon us inside and leave us charmed every time. They might need a little extra love, but at the end of the day, you can’t recreate the history of a home that’s seen families come and go through generations. If you love these time-honored beauties as much as we do, then we think you’ll adore these accounts of old house-owners who are breathing new life into their abodes!
Simply Southern Cottage
Sara renovated her 1926 cottage in the sweetest Southern town all by herself, and now she’s gearing up to do it again! Seeing the before and after pictures of the inside of her home is astonishing, and following along on her new adventures with a cottage down the street is so exciting! After going on the renovation journey not once, but twice now, she’s beyond knowledgeable on DIY projects and major overhauls, and she shares her wisdom with her followers.
This 1950s farmhouse is a country-style lover’s dream! The couple behind the account are hard at work renovating their home room by room. To see their handiwork, just take a look at that gorgeous kitchen!
Cherry Street Blossoms
After purchasing their nearly 150-year-old home, this family got down to business making it their own, and we couldn’t love the result more! Rachel’s style is casual and cozy with a hint of country charm, and the exterior of the house is swoon-worthy in every season.
Once Upon a 1912
If the mint-hued door of this beautiful bungalow doesn’t beckon you in, its owner’s charming personality sure will! We love Kay’s California casual style in her century-old home. Even better, she takes her followers along on all her projects, and her humor and passion make every step more exciting than the last.
Looking for a renovation in progress? This is the account for you! The Hettenhausens are completely overhauling a 7-unit apartment building and taking it back to its former glory. Built in 1890, the architectural details on this beauty are beyond words.
My 100-Year-Old Home
You might recognize Leslie Saeta’s gorgeous home—you’ve probably seen it in a few commercials and even television shows! This family often allows camera crews to use their home for shoots, and for good reason—it’s drop-dead gorgeous. The Saetas have beautifully renovated every room in their home and maintained all the historic charm while giving it a breath of fresh air.
The Little White Farmhouse
Can you imagine the stories this 200-year-old home would tell if walls could talk? Take a step inside, and you’ll find one of the most authentic renovations we’ve ever seen. From the chandeliers and the floors to the wood beams and even the furniture, this home looks like a piece of the past in every picture.
Michelle Martel at Home
Love bold prints and plenty of greenery? Get ready to swoon over this Canadian cottage! Michelle updated her 1902 Victorian home with careful attention to its history while adding in her own fresh, creative style. The result? A one-of-a-kind old home that surprises us with every new post.
Trust us; this is not a home you see every day! This Amish-built farmhouse has been lovingly restored into a modern-day home that’s full of life. Gorgeous original wood and brick accents can be found throughout the interior alongside beautiful antique and vintage furniture that fit like they were made to be in this home. And don’t miss the garden!
Our 1880 Farmhouse
This nearly 150-year-old farmhouse has seen quite a few residents, but the current owners, a cute family with four little ones, are our favorites. The Connollys’ home is a beautiful slice of classic country style with shiplap walls, butcher block countertops, and hints of gingham and floral prints throughout. They even created their own vintage-style school room for homeschooling!