I'm serious. I want to buy something very old with buckets of character that we can renovate and make our own. Like this brave pair have.
Lisa and Mark Hellman undertook a yearlong renovation and restoration of this 106-year-old home that had stood abandoned for 25 years when they bought it.
Haven't they done the most tremendous job! Read more about the Hellman's renovation here.
All images from here
I get it, it's the project of a lifetime and the work it will take, let's not even get started! BUT I find these sorts of transformations utterly inspiring and love the soul (and by that I don't mean a cranky ghost) that comes with an old home. You just can't build it into a brand new one.