Since 2013, CIRCA Old Houses has helped history buffs folks find the house of their dreams. Its curated marketplace, featuring an extensive catalogue of Victorians, Queen Annes and Mid-Century homes, showcases some of the most beautiful historic houses for sale across the country. Now, it’s also releasing a new mobile iPhone app, specifically geared towards old-house enthusiasts, that makes the house-searching process that much easier.
“CIRCA came about in response to my own search for my family’s dream house,” said Elizabeth Finkelstein, the founder of CIRCA Old Houses, who calls herself an “old house junkie.” Finkelstein was previously the Director of Preservation at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
“There was no online real estate destination where the charm of an 1800s Cape-style cottage or the whimsy of a converted mill or lighthouse was presented as a celebration of all things antique…”
In complete contrast to the industrial buildings we’re so used to seeing in the city, these houses have a unique and colorful charm that’s not replicable. Here 10 of the most stunning old homes that can be found in New York:
10. 16 Sylvan Terrace (Washington Heights)
What to know:
Address: 16 Sylvan Terrace New York, New York, 10032
Located directly in front of the Morris-Jumel mansion, this Early-American, single-family home sits on Sylvan Terrace, a historic landmarked street in Washington Heights comprised of 20 wooden row houses. Sylvan Terrace has been frequently featured in films and television shows, and served as a location in Boardwalk Empire.