Enchanted with Charm City's historic character, a Baltimore couple has decided that their first home has to be vintage. But navigating the city's ample supply of stately Colonials, Civil War row houses, and Victorian charmers won't be easy. With a tight budget and differences on how much work they should do, these first time buyers may be in for both history and real estate lessons.
A yoga studio owner and her husband love living in historic Marblehead, Massachusetts, known as the birthplace of the American Navy. They're looking for a vintage Colonial in Marblehead's Old Town, where many houses are older than America itself. But houses from that far back usually need renovation to work for a modern family... something he's eager to do, but she's not so sure.
An interior designer and her husband are looking for a vintage home in Wilmington, North Carolina, where they can put down roots and raise their family. She wants a large white Colonial that reminds her of the house in the movie "Father of the Bride." He loves handcrafted architectural details, so he's hoping to find a Craftsman. But they also want a modern, open kitchen and a big backyard for the kids -- features that can be hard to find in vintage houses.
Dionne and Jamada are in the market for the charm and quality a vintage Chicago home can offer. Dionne's love for vintage started with her love for thrift shops, while Jamada's passion and respect for vintage is a result of being a professional carpenter. While Dionne loves the feminine details and 'doll house' look of Victorians, Jamada wants something more masculine and sturdy looking like a Tudor. But with a $250,000 budget, will they find the perfect vintage home that satisfies both of their needs? Or will their dreams be whisked away in the bluster of the Windy City?
Greg, Lance and their daughter Sophie are searching for a vintage home in the pricey bay area of San Francisco, with its rich architectural history and diverse neighborhoods. They want something from the Victorian or Edwardian era with a large backyard, original vintage light fixtures and a garage. But Greg doesn't want their daughter to endure project after project, while Lance is excited to take on renovations. With a $2,500,000 budget, will Greg and Lance find their perfect vintage home or lose their way in a real estate fog by the bay?
Bloomington, Indiana, couple Jessica and Kaleb Ryan both love imagining life in a different era just not the same era. Kaleb, a men's fashion designer, likes the idea of being a count or a duke from the 1600s, but Jessica prefers the idea of living a pioneer, do-it-yourself style life. So when it's time to buy a vintage home in Bloomington, will they end up with the ornate details and grandeur Kaleb wants, or will they be homesteading in a rustic log cabin with the vintage charm and simple feel Jessica is after?
A TV editor and a technology consultant have a shared love of midcentury modern architecture and design, so they're looking to buy a house in that style in sunny Palm Springs, California. But one of them is a purist who wants to see only original floor plans and design features, while the other wants a home with contemporary features like an updated, open kitchen for entertaining and a great swimming pool.
New England couple Edwin and Lillian are obsessed with vintage, and that has brought them to Springfield, Massachusetts, which is known for its extensive vintage architecture. However, these old house enthusiasts don't exactly agree on what their dream home looks like: Edwin loves Colonials and Tudors, while Lillian swoons for Victorians. Edwin has his sights set on modern kitchens and bathrooms, but Lillian wants original fixtures and features. Will they find a perfect piece of vintage property they both can agree on? Or will one of them have to compromise before the hunt is over?
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