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Historic Real Estate: The Transformer Edition

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Emily Potter

 

I enjoyed the last Transformers movie, but these properties don’t turn into larger-than-life superhero toys. Rather, the ones featured below have all been used as something else at one point ... a tavern, vineyard, even a former Coast Guard station. But now they're all are available to be your next home. (Perhaps in the new year?)

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A view of the Neala vineyards nestled in the Blue Ridge Foothills.

Neala Vineyard -- Madison, Virginia

Tucked in a valley between Washington, D.C. and the University of Virginia, this c. 1840 Greek Revival is more than just a house (though what a house it is, with carefully restored features, a library, and more). The 209 acres also come with a productive vineyard as well as beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Foothills from every angle. Price tag: $3,750,000... Read More →

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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 Humble Edition

Posted on: December 7th, 2012 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

Our last historic properties post brought you three very snazzy homes. This week’s post features three more humble properties that are interesting, unique, and sure to catch your eye, and all under $300,000. Enjoy!


Front view of the Historic Log Lodge in Luray, VA.

Historic Log Lodge -- Luray, Virginia

The Historic Real Estate website describes this lodge as a “must-see for the pioneer at heart!” This truly authentic log house comes with a barn and two guest cottages, all of which sit high on a hill with a dreamy view of the Shenandoah River. Price tag: $250,000


The Whiskey Bonding Barn, now event space in Molena, GA.

Whiskey Bonding Barn -- Molena, Georgia

A great example of re-use, this c. 1870 storage barn for aging whiskey has been renovated into gallery and event space. Large enough to host 100 people in a reception-style event, the barn has modern restrooms and tent space on the adjacent grass terrace. Price tag: $202,000


Victorian Home in Cadillac, MI, chock full of great features.

Three-Story Queen Ann Victorian Home -- Cadillac, Michigan

This Victorian home has everything from original refinished wood floors on two levels, two fireplaces, and a grandiose foyer, to a “maid’s” staircase leading from the kitchen to the second floor and a detached two car garage. Read the full description for even more features. Price tag: $144,900

Interested in buying or selling a historic property? Browse our Historic Real Estate site for more info.

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.

[Slideshow] Remembering Pearl Harbor: A Personal Reflection

Posted on: December 7th, 2012 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 


USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

As a writer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, I often get to talk with local preservationists and hear about their thoughts, memories, and feelings on places they love. I enjoy telling their stories and getting to feel like a part of something bigger. Today, I have my own story to share.

Three weeks ago, I visited Pearl Harbor, one of our country’s most poignant historic places and one that we are remembering and honoring today.... Read More →

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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.

 

Fire.

It’s a small word, but a dangerous threat to historic structures. Once a building burns, it’s changed forever, which means the walls, furniture, and unique historic elements lose their original ability to tell their full story. And historic preservation is nothing if not about preserving the stories places tell.... 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 Snazzy Properties Edition

Posted on: November 9th, 2012 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

You'll find scenic wallpapered parlors, marble breakfast floors, carriage houses, and many other elaborate and fancy elements in the historic properties featured this week. Enjoy!


Front view of the Eliza Ward home.

Eliza Ward 1814 Historic Brick Federal -- Providence, Rhode Island

You may be in the historic East Side of Providence, but step through the front door of this gem and you’ll find yourself in Paris. Breathtaking parlors decorated with scenic wallpaper and a marble-floored breakfast room enhance the already elegant atmosphere. Price tag: $1,200,000


Backyard view of the 1911 Denver mansion.

1911 Chalet-Style Mansion -- Denver, Colorado

Vanishing doors, built-in bookcases, ornately decorated ceilings -- the list of dreamy features in this historic chalet-style mansion in Denver goes on and on. The more than 8,000 square feet have been carefully and lovingly maintained and preserved by the current owners. Price tag: $1,290,000


Front view of the Orrin W. Burritt House.

Orrin W. Burritt Mansion -- Weedsport, New York

This Italianate architectural treasure was built in 1876 and listed in the National Register in 2007. The wrap-around porch, carriage house, and elaborate details both inside and out add unique charm to this historic property. Price tag: $399,000

Stay tuned for the next edition, which will feature more humble Historic Properties.

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.