Five Instagrammers to Follow If You Love Old Houses


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One of my favorite ways to waste time online is by realestalking – checking out homes for sale online that I will never, ever buy. Lucky for me, thanks to these five Instagram accounts I can now spend more time ogling awesome old houses instead of searching through reams of ’80s and ’90s junk on Redfin (side note: WHY were these decades so architecturally cruel???).

  1. @CheapOldHouses

First off is my favorite: @cheapoldhouses, because it combines my love of old houses with my love of deals. If there is ever a house located anywhere near me I get way, way too excited. From this account I’ve learned that the Midwest and South are killing it in the awesome, inexpensive fixer-upper bracket.

Their definition of “cheap” varies highly, but for what’s for sale, they do a great job highlighting inexpensive places!

This place in OH is for sale for $80k:


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And check out this birthday cake Victorian dream! I have a huge soft spot for pink gingerbread Victorians.


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One thing I truly love about this account is they put the price and location on the first picture of the house. The better to get excited over when something is located near me in New England …

  1. @CircaHouses

These are often on the ‘pricier fixer-upper’ end of things, but so many gorgeous photos and tons of inspiration.

Check out this staircase in an $888k Philly mansion (a great example of ‘they don’t make them like they used to’):


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This mid-century giant for $400k in Colorado Springs is incredible:


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I want this living room!


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Remove the wall-to-wall carpeting and all you’d be able to see are those views.

  1. @ForTheLoveofOldHouses

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Beautiful old homes of varied prices. Like this Addams’ Family house on Staten Island (!) full of rainbow windows …


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They also feature downright crazypants places from all over the world renovated in shall we say “specific tastes,” which I very much appreciate. Like would you ever guess this room:


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Is in this house?


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Not me! I guess they’re pretty inventive in Surrey, UK. Yes, that is a floor made of sand. Good luck getting 5 mil for that one, guys.  There’s even a NEON BED.  Check the whole place out, for real.

  1. @OldHouseLove

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These guys post beautiful interiors and exteriors nationwide.  I wish they posted more photos from listings and their sources, though. They do sometimes, but not always, which doesn’t scratch my real-estalking nosiness when I find something I really like. BUT an amazing source for inspiration.

  1. @OldHouseAddicts

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So many old gorgeous mansions!


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This place was built in 1690 – in New England, but was brought to Missouri and re-assembled. Which is … silly? I guess everyone has their own dream home!

Check out this place in Georgia:


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The peeling paint practically looks like it’s designed that way.

And a bonus:

  1. Me. It’s me.  Please follow me!

I’d love to know any other places you go for Instagram old home inspiration!

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