33 Things to Love About an Old House

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There are, of course, things to despise about an old house, as I may detail in some later post. Hey, a bunch of these “things to love” are just cleverly-disguised banes of my existence. But some of these little details are truly charming. I would say that old houses tend to be detail-oriented… unlike myself. It’s amazing we seem to be getting along so well. I’ll chock it up to our little family’s unsuppressed optimism and the house’s “character.”

 

hardwood floor
Hardwood.
neighbors through window
Neighborhood.

 

mailbox with a door on each end
Accessibility.

 

backyard cistern cover
Mystery.

 

wooden stairs with footsteps worn
Steps.

 

beautiful original staircase
Rise.

 

side door entry hooks
Passageways.

 

spiders to control pests
Pest control.

 

established trees
Trees.

 

screened porch close up
Breezes.

 

rhubarb and weeds
Rhubarb.

 

dragon painted on garage door
Dragons.

 

collection of interesting rocks
Treasures.

 

yellow and blue door frames and window frames
Frames.

 

stove vent cover that looks like a paper plate
Remnants.

 

paint-plaster-layers
Layers.

 

severely curled shingles on trash hut
Texture.

 

colorful plastic tiles in attic stairwell
Color.

 

cupboard doors with all different hardware
Variety.

 

pencil sharpener in hallway
Utility.

 

cross-stitched doorbell label
Information.

 

open and lock directions on door
Direction.

 

I rule the world written on door frame
Confidence.

 

quartzite foundation
Rock.

 

fusebox without cover
A sense of adventure.

 

newspaper in broiler drawer
News.

 

storage in half-finished half-story
Storage.

 

homemade baby gate
Ingenuity.

 

fancy-painted-vent-cover
Form. Function.

 

wooden diamond muntins
Muntins.

 

foot of clawfoot tub that needs paint
Feet.

 

 

room full of tools for projects
Potential.

 

 

interesting studs
Interesting studs.