True Tales From Old Houses is a light-hearted, entertaining, and educational show for lovers of old houses and buildings, DIYers, history buffs, and restoration and preservation junkies.
Available bi-weekly, host Stacy Grinsfelder shares personal project updates, listener Q & A, and interviews with engaging old house owners, restoration professionals, and craftspeople.
On Location at The Tool Library, Buffalo, New York
In this episode, Stacy and Bill from Enon Hall discuss momentum and maintaining enthusiasm for long-term projects.
Later, Stacy is on location at The Tool Library in Buffalo, New York. The city of Buffalo is comprised of around 90% old house inventory. Guests Darren and Maddie explain The Tool Library’s origins and how the sharing economy benefits renters, homeowners, and communities.
Lindsay Jones: Blind Eye Restoration
In this episode, Stacy and Ashley from The Gold Hive discuss oddball additions to historic structures.
Later, Stacy welcomes Lindsay Jones from Blind Eye Restoration, a woman-owned architectural conservation company in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsay shares about preservation from a construction perspective.
Laine and Kevin Berry: Our Restoration Nation
In this first episode of Season five, Stacy is flying solo. Feeling lonely, she invites a past podcast guest to join her for listener Q&A.
Later, she talks to Laine and Kevin Berry of Our Restoration Nation about their preservation projects and life post-Louise, the Big Little House in Louisville, Georgia.
Stephen and David: Driven by Curiosity
In Devyn's final episode as co-host, he and Stacy discuss their house goals for 2021.
Later, they welcome Stephen and David St. Russel, owners of a Boston-area Victorian. Driven by boundless energy and curiosity, Stephen and David talk about adding character back to the shell of a house they bought, the One Room Challenge, and beekeeping.
Karolyn's Childhood Dream Comes True
In this episode, Stacy and Devyn discuss how they determine which work to DIY and which to hire out. Safety first!
Later, they welcome Karolyn Fuller, also known as Lady Dukart, on Instagram. As a child, Karolyn biked the backroads around her rural home, exploring abandoned old houses and daydreaming about restoring one of her own. Now, her dream has come true. Through her camera's lens, Karolyn sees beauty in the process, not just the glossy after photos.
Ward Schraeder: HGTV's Bargain Mansions and Dad Advice
In this episode, Stacy and Devyn discuss their favorite features of their old houses.
Later, they seek common ground with Ward Schraeder, co-host of HGTV's Bargain Mansions. Can they find it? Will you?
Show notes & transcripts available at TrueTalesFromOldHouses.com.
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Best way to spend an hour
Just started listening recently after following Stacy over at BHH for a while. Truly a gem of a listen.
For anyone who has ever remodeled a historic home, this podcast is amazing and it gives you tips and ideas that can help you work even better.
I love this podcast! I binged all the episodes in 9 days. These episodes are packed with information. I have learned so much. It gives me hope that one day I just might be able to take on an old house myself. I have enjoyed every single guest and have followed all of these new exciting Instagram accounts. I will definitely miss Devon but still can’t wait for the new season.