About the Folks Episode 1!

It's Hereeeee!

It’s today, it’s today! After many months of scheming and plotting and shooting and editing, Juliet and I are so excited to put this project out into the world. This is just the first of four episodes, in what I hope will be a regular series where you’ll get to know some really cool houses and the incredible owners behind them…who also happen to be my friends, since I like them and stuff.

If you love the first episode, why wait for the second??! We’re exploring the bedrooms and bathrooms, and it’s available now over on Patreon! Juliet worked her fine ass off on this—including ensuring that captions are accurate and properly tracked with the videos (not automated!)—and your support means the world! On with the show!!

About Daniel Kanter

Hi, I'm Daniel, and I love houses! I'm a serial renovator, DIY-er, and dog-cuddler based in Kingston, New York. Follow along as I bring my 1865 Greek Revival back to life and tackle my 30s to varying degrees of success. Welcome!

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  1. 1.31.22
    Lori said:

    First of all I love this font. Also love this idea and first episode. Also thanks for answering the question “What is Daniel holding?”. Nice way to end the ep., on Chekov’s Cocktail!

  2. 1.31.22
    Lisa said:

    Remarkable house and so inspiring. I love the paint treatment on the back hall floor. These old houses really are so much more than just a house to live in, they are a hobby, a history/research project, a chance to learn new skills. One day you look around after years of chaos and realize, hey, this house is really looking beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 1.31.22
    Mom said:

    John is charming. You are charming. Juliet is charming (while silent). You are all incredibly talented. That home is swoon worthy for sure. I love ALL of this, but especially you.

  4. 1.31.22
    Kelly said:

    I really enjoyed this and look forward to the next episodes. What a stunning house. Are there any photos of the unrestored interior? The creaking of the floor as you move through the house evokes so many memories of houses I’ve loved.

  5. 1.31.22
    Jeff Lawrentz said:

    This is such a gorgeous house and so tastefully restored. How lucky to have such an early part of American history survive 300 years! Excellent work and I’m looking forward to more episodes.
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. 1.31.22
    Cindi M said:

    Bravo! The old house community needs more of these excellent productions and less tv. Thanks, Daniel, Juliette and John for the tour.

  7. 1.31.22
    Betsy said:

    SO GOOD. I remember when Max wrote about John’s house for Design Sponge. It’s so fun to get to “walk around” with you now. Love it!

  8. 1.31.22
    tara said:

    this is so great Daniel. Would love to see a tour of Kingston from the street level. Some important houses, landmarks etc. Just to ground us all in the town. Love this.

  9. 1.31.22
    Miriam said:

    This is wonderful. I love how you tie in not just John, but all the connections this house has back into Kingston. About the Folks indeed! For some reason your free wheeling conversation really brought all the folks to life in this house, from the anonymous stone mason to the Kingston Foundry magnate.

  10. 1.31.22
    kiki said:

    why did this make me cry?? So so lovely! John seems to have such a kind soul. Loving this series!

    • 1.31.22
      Cerise said:

      Congratulations to you both and of course to John, this is lovely. A small correction for the subtitles at 6:06: it should be “Van der Rohe”. Looking forward to the next episodes!

  11. 1.31.22
    Jo said:

    Wonderful, simply wonderful!

  12. 1.31.22
    Susan said:

    Wow!! The house, the narrative, the filming & editing….thank you!

  13. 2.1.22
    Philly Lass said:

    This is wonderful!! I’m so grateful that people like John and Daniel who want to preserve these beautiful pieces of history. Any info on the wallpaper or mural in what appears to be the living room? It’s amazing!

    • 2.2.22

      Coming up in episode 3, I think (available this coming Monday on Patreon!)! So glad you like it! :)

  14. 2.2.22
    Passerby said:

    This is beautiful! A really fun look inside the house. Thank you for producing these stories!

  15. 2.2.22
    Trilety said:

    I’m loving this so much! And your voice is exactly as I heard it in my head while reading your words all this time.

  16. 2.5.22
    patty said:

    This is just lovely.

  17. 2.6.22
    Sarah said:


  18. 2.6.22
    Alicia D said:

    This was f’ing delightful. Bravo to you and Julia for creating such a charming and warm production.

  19. 2.10.22
    Laura Rabuck said:

    Wow! This was great. It really resonated with me when John described learning history almost as another language. So true and such a fun exploration.

  20. 2.28.22
    Julie said:

    Beautiful compilation of a wonderful house story! This is heart warming and fun to learn about the home’s history.