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Cheap old houses : an unconventional guide to loving and restoring a forgotten home / Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein ; with Christina Poletto ; photographs by Kelly Marshall.

"From the founders of the addictive Instagram handle and HGTV show Cheap Old Houses comes a lookbook of beautiful, affordable homes and a resource for anyone who's ever dreamed of buying and restoring an historic house. More than once, I've lost my heart to an old house. And many times over, I've seen others do the same exact thing. I'm not surprised anymore when someone professes love for a home that has been overlooked or shirked, and watch them chase these feelings of adoration straight into homeownership. Save this house! Welcome to the magical world of Cheap Old Houses, where the new American dream comes with zero mortgage and an alternative lifestyle fit for a storybook. Elizabeth and Ethan Finklestein have scoured the country to capture real homes bought for under $150,000--some for as little as $25,000 to $50,000--and the stories of how they were acquired and lovingly restored. Within these beautifully photographed pages, you'll discover monster Victorian mansions, Italianate-style farmhouses, Federal manors, off-the-beaten-path cabins, and even old schools and churches turned into residences. Peppering the home love stories is valuable insight from Elizabeth, who shares her perspective as a historical preservationist on her favorite details to look out for, from pocket doors to plaster walls to mansard roofs"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593578766
  • ISBN: 0593578767
  • Physical Description: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2023]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Mansions -- Farmhouses -- Time capsules -- Unconventional homes.
Subject: Dwellings > Remodeling > United States > Case studies.
Dwellings > Conservation and restoration > United States > Case studies.
Homeowners > United States.
Architecture > Details.

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 643.7 (Text) 33062009790735 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 12/18/2023

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