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Welcome to my blog, My 100 Year Old Home. I am so happy that you are here and I can’t wait to share my passion for home decor, entertaining, crafts and recipes.

Welcome to My 100 Year Old Home

Our 102 year old home on Oak Street has been in the Saeta family for almost sixty years. It’s hard to believe but only two families have owned this house. It has passed through many generations of the two families. Our house was originally built as a wedding gift in 1915 for the Bohannon family’s granddaughter. All I can say is wow. Nice wedding gift.

My 100 year old home

A 102 year old house in Southern California isn’t that common. Especially one that has kept all of its character and charm. But we are lucky. Anything that isn’t original to the house was redone in the purest sense of historical content. Which is really another way of saying our remodels cost a lot more than they could have. But preserving the heritage was always our first priority in our remodel projects.

My 100 year old home kitchen

My in-laws bought the house in 1969 and we bought it in a “house trade” in 1998. (Our house trade means my in-laws bought our house and we bought their house. It certainly made for an interesting moving day when there was no empty to move in to. Not to mention we both labeled our boxes “saeta”. Not a smart move.)

backyard home photo

So why am I starting a blog about our house? I want to share all of the stories this house represents. There have been a lot of changes in this house and currently, I am slowly changing to a more farmhouse style decor. I wanted to share this journey with you and also share a lot of great ideas and do-it-yourself projects. I am known for my thriftiness (aka I am cheap) so I feel the information I share here might be interesting to others.

Thanks for joining me.

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  1. The love the story of your house! Not to mention your photos stopped me in my tracks. And the fact that you’re in CA- so cool. I didn’t expect that. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. I look forward to reading your blog!

  2. This is so lovely. I love your story, the past and the possibilities of the future. There is something about the character of old houses. The house that became a home and has memories in every corner. Growing up I lived in an old farmhouse. That old house will always be a good place in my mind and heart.🏡❤

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