I Love Old Houses

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    Old Houses

    Every new house that is being built looks the same to me, old houses have a character and charm about them.
    MoonlightDances MoonlightDances
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    I Pretty Much Like Everything Old

    I really don't know why, but I love everything that's old. Including old people. Maybe because old indicates history and i'm just so interested in knowing a certain object's history because I'm curious and nosy but yeah. My dream is to live in an old house that has weird noises...
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

    I'm In Love With

    Arts and Crafts era homes, especially bungalows, Edwardians, Queen Anns, all the hand-crafted built-ins; hutches, wainscoting, gingerbread, natural wood planks on walls. My town has an historic preservation group. Many protected Victorians, Wright homes, and others retain...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Dec 13, 2008

    I search the web for historic houses

    that need restoring back to their original beauty
    racerrex racerrex
    56-60, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    The beauty of the old architecture.

    The home speaks of the past all on its own. Just walking through older houses makes you wonder what events the walls have seen.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    So Charming

    If I'm ever at a place in my life where I can buy a house, I would prefer a quiant old house, small, but with a nice yard. I wouldn't mind putting some work into it, but I don't want it to be the Money Pit or anything. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Oct 19, 2010

    Old & New

    I love old houses for the way they're built.  I think before they made them better, more sturdy if we like.  It took them for ever to build.  Now a days, sure we have more technology and the houses are built very fast and in my opinion, they aren't as strong as an older house...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2011

    Another Time And Place

    I grew up in an old house. The stairs creaked, the foundation was made of wood, and it had a real garage. The kind of garage that was the size of the house- you could practically back a semi into it and there would still be room. I remember that old house. I know it was not...
    wonderingkitten wonderingkitten
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2010

    I Am a Handyman

    I do handyman work and love to restore and remodel old tudor or victorian houses......first, one I did was in Washington making it look like it did in 1888 when it was first built .......and watch los of diy shows.....I guess it is because I see different puasiblity what it...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53
    56-60, M
    Mar 30, 2009

    I love walking around my 1920's Los Angeles

    home really slowly and listening to the floorboards creak. I love laying in bed and looking up at my cracked-plaster ceilings and walls. There are stories in these walls. There's got to be something under that one floorboard that sticks up a little higher than the others and I...
    noaaaaa noaaaaa
    16-17, F
    Feb 16, 2015

    Railroad Executive Duplex

    I own a duplex that is in a group of four (4 double houses = 8 homes total) that were built for the railroad executives in my town.  They are 115 yrs old and from what I've been told mine has the most of the original features still intact (I've only been in ...
    Maben1 Maben1
    31-35, F
    Sep 23, 2009

    Dream Home

    Someday, I would like to own a home. I'm thinking well into the future, when I'm married and ready to settle down, but someday none the less. When that time comes I want it to be an older home, I always think they seem so much more cozy and homey. That's what I want. I...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 7, 2009

    I have always loved old houses

    and old buildings. The way they were built was so breathtakingly beautiful. I love seeing people try to restore them and keep their historical beauty while updating them to today's building standards. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved looking at pictures of older built...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 22

    Old Houses

    I would love to own a old house with a big porch.  That is one of my many dreams.  Guess I'll have to start playing the lottery to buy something like that here in CA.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 6, 2010

    I am used to old buildings

    and houses. I like and love the aura of the past. My ancestor´s house, where I am living in and which belongs to me is about 500 years old. Very often I go through my house and I wonder what the walls would tell me about luck and grief of my ancestors if the could speak.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Feb 27

    Fortheloveofgodwhy?

    Old houses are kinda cool in that dying via falling through the floor is a very real possibility. But, come on, they suck. The first house I lived in was built in the 1970s. It was okay. I guess. The second was built in 2005. It. Was. Great. There were about 500 outlets in...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2008

    I am so excited! I thought of solarium out of

    nowhere. I looked it up. It is the glass window and glass roof building I love! So that's the word for it. I remember I couldn't think of the word for what I had seen and absolutely love and felt peaceful when I saw it. Solariums are so beautiful. I also just realized it has an...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Feb 26

    Victorian..

    I really love older houses. I need to rent an apartment, and I would LOVE if I could find an old victorian. Lukily where I live they are everywhere. I love the details, the charm, their character, the feel of them in general, they just make me feel all cozy and happy!
    polkio polkio
    26-30, F
    Jul 14, 2012

    The Oldest House In Catford

    I lived in the oldest house in catford for 14 years...until i had to leave because of disrepair. But it was a gorgeous house. It was built in 1850 and was modelled on a villa. It was a georgian house. It was a massive old white house and was actually known as the white house. It...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    My mother used to clean an old lady's house

    when I was about 10 years old. Occasionally I went with her. Her house was creepy, but I was drawn to it. I remember my first time visiting. It was eerily quiet, except for the ticking of clocks throughout her home. The rooms felt as if they were closing in on you. Initially, I...
    Jononymous Jononymous
    26-30, M
    Feb 22

    Spooky old houses that have a lived in smell.

    Houses with personality. Houses with elderly people who have been living in another time.....
    Dieudonneso Dieudonneso
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 16

    I have to say, there is something special about

    an old house. The incredible textures, craftsmanship, the quality materials that are normally used but most important is the history and story they tell. The history an old house has is always amazing to sift through. There is something about running your hand down a banister...
    Confucius125 Confucius125
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2013

    Whats not to love. My house dates back around

    200 years in the old section but there are many much older nearby. One of the perks of living in Britain I guess. The history, the aura, the architecture. I can say for a fact working in the construction industry that they don't build them like they used to. I can't see any of...
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 20

    Haunted ?

    An old house is like an old wine ... we find a soul inside !
    juliegirlie juliegirlie
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2012
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    As I drove along the highway,

    I spotted an abandoned 18th Century (Dutch) farmhouse. There's no access road and it's set back from the road such that, in the warmer months, it's hidden by brush/foliage. I'd love to scope it out, but I have no idea how to get to it?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 17

    I Am a Handyman

    I do handyman work and love to restore and remodel old tudor or victorian houses......first, one I did was in Washington making it look like it did in 1888 when it was first built .......and watch lots of diy shows.....
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53
    56-60, M
    Mar 30, 2009

    Hate the New Hoses.

    i feel like i`am in a sardine can.they are so small i can`t turn around twice. and they don`t have but a few windows.i love being able to move around in a house.and i love being able to see out side.and i agree,the new houses all look the same.i love my old house!
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    1 Response Mar 29, 2009

    I Love The Way That They Look

    I have always loved old houses. They have their own history about them. I love how the floors creak. That is something that I have always loved. They are also have a lot of rooms in them. Every thing flows from one room to another. I love the Victorian houses the most. I love...
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2011

    I Too Love Old Houses!

    Just the history in those old walls! Imagine the stories they could tell if they could talk.Tales of life and death.Of new beginnings and the endings.Children growing up and leaving for new lives.Of happy newlyweds just starting out.And the beauty and craftsmanship in those old...
    irishknight1973 irishknight1973
    41-45, M
    Dec 13, 2008

    I love old houses. My dream is to find a run

    down Victorian or even a farmhouse and fix it up. I'd restore some of it's historic beauty and incorporate some of my own ideas to modernize it just a bit (interior only). I'd even consider buying one and having it moved to my property if I can't find one in a location I like.
    Env06 Env06
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    Why I Love Old Houses!!

    I really like old houses. It is a hobby of mine to go to old parts of town and look at the houses. I am from Michigan, Flint none the less. I like to drive to the ghetto and look at all the houses. Now the are ran down dumps, but I look at them differently. At one time when...
    hope85 hope85
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2009
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