In Northern Virginia if you want a house more than 100 years old you've got to really live in one of this historic areas and pay quite a high price for it.
It hasn't really bothered me, I actually enjoying getting to write the history of our house. I don't have any guilt when it comes to doing things around the house. I'm not damaging any history.
But over the weekend, we visited friends who just purchased a house built in 1908. I didn't snap near enough pictures of but these are just a few of the details that really took my breath away.
Paneling in the foyer.
Eves and window in the 3rd level windows.
I wish you could see the paneling on this door.
3rd level stairway.
So now I'm on a bit of a quest, to add a bit more history to our house. I'm seeing a lot more visits to antique stores in my future.