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Historic Real Estate: The Oak Edition

Posted on: May 9th, 2014 by Emily Potter

 

blog_photo_Shady Oaks, NC
Shady Oaks is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a wonderful example of the elegant homes built in North Carolina's Roanoke Valley.

Shady Oaks -- Warrenton, North Carolina

Shady Oaks is thought to have been originally constructed for tobacco planter, entrepreneur, and civic leader Robert Tines Creek. The home’s most notable features are the elegant woodwork found in the music room and living room and the “carved blind arch” found in the entryway. These and other historic elements have been carefully preserved by previous owners. Price: $395,000... 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 Million Dollar Home Edition

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

blog_photo_Gov. Jacques Dupre House
Just 30 minutes from Baton Rouge, this 34.8 acre estate is peaceful, beautiful, and private.

Gov. Jacques Dupre House -- Jarreau, LA

This circa 1790 Creole Plantation house is located in Pointe Coupee Parish. The home has been meticulously restored and features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, original cypress and stone floors, plus six wood-burning fireplaces, not to mention the pond, guest house, and barn out back. Price: $1,495,000... 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.

 

Great heritage trails are more than just a list of stops at historic places along a mapped route. They can be a journey through time.

It’s also a journey all its own to create a heritage trail from start to finish -- from deciding what story to tell to selecting the sites that illustrate the area’s history. To help you plan an engaging, fun, and informative trail, we’ve laid out seven steps that start you on the right path (literally!).... 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.

 

Older and historic buildings are the heart and soul of our communities. They provide character, history, and authenticity, making our main streets and neighborhoods places that we love, not just places to live. (That’s a big reason why we’re preservationists, right?)

What’s more, many older buildings are inherently just as sustainable, if not more so, than new ones. The National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab (PGL) is focused on helping historic communities maximize their energy efficiency potential and vitality. And in the end, we believe our main streets will outlive the chain stores and franchises.

There are 1.5 million commercial buildings more than 50 years old in America, so we have opportunities at every turn to make sure the places we love are sustainable, high-performing, and vibrant for years to come. Here are eight strategies to help you build a sustainable preservation movement in your community.... 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 Houses with Fun Features Edition

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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The enchanting estate called Birdland.

Birdland -- Kinsale, Va.

Sitting on almost six acres of magical bird sanctuary, this restored farmhouse offers lovely views inside and out. Enjoy the private beachfront, dock, and deep water pier on the Potomac River, or relax inside the beautifully maintained c. 1850 home. Price: $795,000... 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.