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You've bought a historic house, but it needs a little (or a lot) of work to turn it into a home. With thoughtful planning and research at the outset, you can ensure that the fix-it stage goes as smoothly as possible. This week’s round-up of toolkits brings you five things to consider as you look to restore or rehabilitate your new old house.... 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 “House-Next-Door” Edition

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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This charming historic Queen Anne home close to shops and restaurants, but nestled on its own private lot.

Elegant 1915 Queen Anne -- College Park, Md.

A short walk to the metro and train station, historic College Park airport, and the University of Maryland campus, but also surrounded by trees and azaleas, this elegant home offers a charming setting for a peaceful private space or entertaining family and friends. Six bedrooms and three bathrooms means there’s plenty of space for everyone. Price: $525,000... 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 White Clapboard Edition

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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You'll have plenty of room for entertaining in this grand house -- eight bedrooms, two kitchens, and four fireplaces ensure there is space for everyone.

John Howland Wood Mansion -- Bayside, Texas

The Wood House was built in 1875 for John Howland Wood, a soldier, rancher, merchant, and civic leader in Texas. His magnificent home is one of the most substantial and least altered country mansions in post-Civil War Texas. It is a true piece of history, as the mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and became a Texas Historic Landmark in 1998. 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.

 

Historic home in Virginia. Credit: NCinDC, flickr

This week’s round-up of toolkits brings you tips, style guides, and helpful checklists to help you navigate through your search for your historic dream house. While many steps are the same for both historic and more modern homes, buying a historic house often adds a few special elements and considerations to the process. After all, one of the reasons we love historic houses is for their distinct charm and unique characteristics!... 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 Southern Charm Edition

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

The Mary Gilbert House in Georgetown, South Carolina. Credit: Sotheby's Realty
The Mary Gilbert House is a short walk away from the historic downtown.

The Mary Gilbert House -- Georgetown, S.C.

The Mary Gilbert House in Georgetown's Historic District is one of the area's most charming houses. Built in 1737, the home has been meticulously restored and maintained. Inside, you'll find original flooring, wide chair rails of horizontal boards, and 9/9 sash windows, many with the original glass. A few new additions to the house include a first-floor master suite and breakfast room off the recently renovated kitchen. A guest house on the property completes the home's Southern charm. Price: $470,000

The Rose Cottage in Louisa, Va. Credit: Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.
This distinctive home has nine fireplaces.

The Rose Cottage -- Louisa, Va.

This 1860's antebellum board and batten home was designed from an Andrew Jackson Downing cottage design. The home is within walking distance of Louisa's shops and restaurants, but thoughtfully designed landscaping provides the home with great privacy. Inside, the Rose Cottage has retained many of its original features. You will not find a similar home in the area, as the design is reminiscent of homes in older New England towns. Price: $369,000

The James Waters House in Galveston, Texas. Credit: The Home Company
You can enjoy porches on both the north and south sides.

The James Waters House -- Galveston, Texas

Built in 1888, this house has been in the Waters family throughout its 125-year history.  It is nestled in the heart of the East End Historic District, and the original carriage stone and gate welcome visitors through to the house. Inside, you'll be surrounded by beautiful woodwork, stained glass, and curved windows; five fireplaces will keep the house cozy; and you can invite your guests over to stay in the guest suite above the detached garage. Price: $459,000

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.