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Historic Real Estate: Halloween Edition

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Geoff Montes No Comments

 

Infamous former guests and whispers of paranormal activity and are just some of the mysterious elements featured in this week’s Halloween-themed edition of Historic Real Estate.

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The original honeymoon suite where Poe stayed with his new wife in 1836 remains intact.

Poe’s Honeymoon Suite -- Petersburg, Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his stories involving mystery and the macabre, such as The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Cask of Amontillado. This historic mixed-use property in Petersburg, Virginia, has the distinction of being the spot where he spent his 1836 honeymoon with new wife Virginia Clemm, who was also his first cousin. The property consists of two buildings connected by a covered alley, and includes the established retail tenant Hiram Haines Coffee and Ale House, which was named after Poe’s longtime friend and fellow poet. Options for the rest of the property include conversion to a private residence, office space, or bed-and-breakfast. Poe’s honeymoon suite remains intact but in need of restoration. Price: $325,000... Read More →

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Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

Historic Real Estate: Adaptive Reuse Edition

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Geoff Montes

 

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The former schoolhouse was built in 1902 and sits on two acres in the Rocky Mountains.

Mountain SchoolhouseHoward, Colorado

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, several miles south of the historic town of Salida, this 1,934-square-foot home was originally used as a schoolhouse when it was built in 1902. The students are long gone, but the building has since been remodeled as a residence that contains two bedrooms, two baths, a sun room, and loft. The school’s custom mill work and original fir floors remain, and the building has been updated to be energy efficient, with a solar electric grid tie system that ensures power even on a cloudy day. Also included in the two-acre parcel is an insulated garage and workshop with a custom dust collection system, bathroom, and wood stove. The property has been landscaped to include a drip irrigation system, a timer for garden beds, and a small orchard. The original school bell is also still in place. Price: $435,000... 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.

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

Historic Real Estate: The Bungalow Edition

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Geoff Montes

 

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This 1922 bungalow on Brandywine Street in Washington, D.C. is located just a few blocks from the Tenleytown Metro stop.

Brandywine -- Washington, D.C.

This 2,000-square-foot bungalow on Brandywine Street in D.C.’s American University Park neighborhood features spacious front and back porches, three bedrooms with walk-in closets, and a finished basement. Built in 1922, the sun-filled bungalow’s interior has been thoroughly updated and brought into the 21st century. Located just a short walk to the Tenleytown Metro stop, Fort Reno Park, and a plethora of shops, the property is ideal for urban dwellers looking for a charming piece of history in a vibrant community. Price: $875,000... Read More →

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Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

Historic Real Estate: The Farmhouse Edition

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by Geoff Montes 2 Comments

 

The six-bedroom Federal style home at Fairview Manor was once lived in by Maryland Governor Oden Bowie.
The six-bedroom Federal-style home at Fairview Manor was once lived in by Maryland Governor Oden Bowie.

Historic Fairview ManorBowie, Maryland

Located just 10 miles from Washington, D.C. in the suburb of Bowie, this former plantation stands as a tribute to a bygone era and comes with a pedigree from one of Maryland’s most famous political families. Situated on nearly 10 acres, the six-bedroom Federal-style main house was commissioned by Revolutionary War lieutenant Baruch Duckett circa 1790, and retains its original smoke house, terraces, and grand central hall. The manor was also once home to Oden Bowie, the 34th Governor of Maryland, who relocated to Fairview after serving his term. The Bowies were not only politically prominent, but also instrumental in bringing rail lines to the region following the Civil War. The property includes a guest house. Price: $995,000... Read More →

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Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

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 →

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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.