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Historic Real Estate: The Colorful House Edition

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Emily Potter

 

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While studying and furthering his art in Florence, Italy, Stephen Alcorn met his future wife Sabrina. Together, they came to Cambridge and have lived in this colorful historic home since 1986. The 19th-century carriage house is currently their studio.

The Big Yellow House -- Cambridge, New York

Home to acclaimed local artists Stephen and Sabrina Alcorn, this historic home is a piece of work itself. It has been well maintained over the years and features post and beam construction, wide plank floors, beautiful tin ceilings, and original handcrafted woodwork. In addition to the main living space, there’s also a fully restored guest cottage and carriage barn. Price: $349,900... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Historic Real Estate: The Amenities Edition

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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This historic New Mexico adobe home was restored in 2001, and seamlessly combines the old and new both inside and out.

Taos Adobe -- Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

Built in 1795, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is enveloped in culture and history. The High Road to Taos ends in Ranchos de Taos, where Spanish settlers first began to build homes in the late-18th century. With its thick adobe walls, hand carved railings, and a dining room fireplace designed for cooking over an open flame, this historic home transports you through time -- but also includes modern upgrades for comfort. And it doesn't stop there. Additional amenities include a separate one-bedroom casita, greenhouse, and root cellar. Price: $750,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Historic Real Estate: The State Park Edition

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by Emily Potter

 

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You can be sure of a quiet neighborhood with this house. The Timberlake sits down the road from a U.S. Wildlife Refuge of 125 acres on the Rappahannock River. (Not a state park, but still protected land.)

Timberlake -- Port Royal, Virginia

One of the extraordinary features of this historic home is the Great Hall, which stretches from one end of the house to the other with a marble floor, fireplace, and built-in shelves. The home was built circa 1750 and has been added to over the years, including a family room built in the 1990s. Timberlake needs love and care, however, as the home requires a new roof, HVAC, and other more minor work. Price: $398,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

 

Now that we have a revamped Preservation Tips & Tools template, we're looking back at some of our most popular "10 on Tuesday" toolkits and giving them a refresh with our new look.

When we make friends we like to learn about them -- we ask them where they grew up, where they went to school, and when they were born.

Our homes are a lot like that. We spend time with them, value them, and take care of them. So it makes sense that we want to know more about them -- who lived there before, how it’s changed over time, and when it was built.

If only walls could talk, right? Instead, here are 10 ways to uncover the story behind your older or historic home (or any other building you’re interested in).... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Two Days Left to Take Our Membership Month Challenge!

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by Emily Potter

 

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Thanks to the generous support of our members, we are launching new programs and campaigns to save more of America's historic places -- like HOPE Crew (Hands-On Preservation Experience), pictured here painting the interior of National Treasure Hinchliffe Stadium.

It’s that time again! That time when our thoughts are not only turning to the summer months ahead, but also to the exciting momentum we've been building throughout this year’s Membership Month.

Members are the foundation of the National Trust. That’s why we dedicate the month of May to shining a spotlight on the work they help us do and encourage others to join our growing preservation movement. Our efforts to preserve and protect our country’s historic and iconic places would not be possible without the support of those who share in our passion.

This year, our goal is to welcome 300 new members to our National Trust community by May 31. That’s just two days left, and we’re nearly there!... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.