However, it’s only due to location and timing. The couple lives right outside of New York City where there are few (if any) inexpensive houses. Plus, when they bought their house (not pictured) Finkelstein was 34 weeks pregnant with their son, and knew she wouldn’t be able to handle a massive renovation.
When asked about her own dream cheap old house, Finkelstein says she’s torn between city living and country living. On the one hand, she loves the community that cities offer, specifically the brownstone stoop culture, but she dreams of having a big farmhouse someday.
“It should be in the Hudson Valley, with proximity to both the city and a cute little town, and there should be a swimming hole,” she said.
As for her parents, they eventually sold their House...and moved right next door. Their current house was built in the 1960s, but they renovated it (natch) and made it look like a classic Saltbox. As Finkelstein said, “I’m never going to retire to a condo in Florida, and my parents are the same way.”