Real Estate

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.

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 →

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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 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 →

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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.

Uptop, Colorado: A Ghost Town With a Beating Heart

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by Steven Piccione 1 Comment

 

Credit: Larry Lamsa, Flickr
Uptop, Colorado, was settled in 1877, but remains a ghost town outside La Veta.

When you hear the term “ghost town,” you probably imagine a diminishing population, failing industries, and bleak economic fortunes. That’s why the story of Uptop, Colorado -- a 40-acre settlement, established in 1877, near the town of La Veta -- paves the way for a newer understanding of what it means to be a ghost town.... Read More →

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Steven Piccione

Steven Piccione is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys carbonated water, all things British, and living in a city warmer than Chicago. Follow him on Instagram at @stebbsjp.