Real Estate

 

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14906 Falling Waters Road -- Williamsport, Maryland

Daniel Donnelly House Seeks Finishing Touches to Restoration Project

I look good for a 1830s farmhouse, if I do say so myself. Considering that I’ve withstood not only the Civil War battle of Falling Waters, but also about 180 years of change, I think I’ve fared remarkably well.... Read More →

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Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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21 Village Green -- Norfolk, Connecticut

Early Georgian Colonial -- Now French Second Empire -- Seeks Bold Owner with Outlandish Style

Once a Georgian Colonial, always a Georgian Colonial? False.... 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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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10612 Old Court Rd. -- Woodstock, Maryland

Converted Granite Schoolhouse Seeks Learned Buyer Willing to Be Tutored in Fun

From the looks of me, you might think I was built as a mini mansion or a small villa for some rich historical figure. You probably wouldn’t believe that I was originally constructed as a school in the late 19th century from locally quarried granite. Sixty-odd years later, my doors closed to pupils and instructors and I was lovingly converted into a snazzy, upscale dwelling.

Even though I’ve been made over, I haven’t lost my scholastic touch. The astute buyer will see that each room holds a lesson or two. For example, you can learn new culinary skills in my updated gourmet kitchen. Or improve your choral skills in the shower of any one of my four bathrooms. Or enjoy recreational time and host recess in my beautifully manicured, one-acre backyard.

Sound like fun? Want to learn more? Educate yourself with this video tour and check me out here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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Orrin Sisson Home, aka “Sisson’s Fancy”

Orrin Sisson Home Seeks Lover of Second Empire Architectural Style

240 Sisson Street -- Romeo, Michigan

Antique? Hardly.

Classics never go out of style, and there’s nothing like an original. And I am an original; from my 24-foot pierced oak staircase with acorn finial to my hand-silkscreened wallpapers to my antique stove in the kitchen, you’ll find nothing but the real thing here.

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The Orrin Sisson House mixes classic, Second Empire-style with luxurious living.

Though I’m 138 years young and sport elegant, timeless features, I’m not without my modern touches such as granite kitchen counter tops and modernized electric, plumbing, and natural gas systems.

Besides that, I mix classic, Second Empire-style with luxurious living. You can have large gatherings with family and friends in my third-floor recreation room (complete with bar, fireplace, and a fabulous view of the neighborhood from the window) or opt for tranquil solace in the first-floor library.

I could tell you more, but what I have to offer has to be seen to be believed. Check me out here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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3798 Government Blvd.

Mysterious Midcentury Modern House Seeks Eccentric Owner

3798 Government Blvd. -- Mobile, Alabama

I’ve got a secret. I’m rumored to be a “collectable” house designed by the one and only architect Robert Byrd. But I’m not letting on as to whether I really am or not. What I will tell you is that I was built around 1958, that I echo many of Byrd's revered design elements, and that I’m not a home for the traditional historic house shopper.

For those of you who appreciate octagon-shaped rooms, cross-hatched glass windows, and original peg and plank wood flooring adorned with exposed stone and brick throughout, I’m the home for you. I’ve also got an upgraded, state-of-the-art master bedroom and kitchen waiting for your personal touch.

Ready for the mysterious to meet the unusual? Look me up here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 

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W.R.J. Camp House

William R.J. Camp House Seeks Ambitious First-Time Historic House Buyer

2620 Church Street -- Greenville, Texas

Though my Italian-imported, Greek Revival pillars may seem opulent, don’t be too intimidated by my resplendent appearance.

I’m actually the type of house that offers all the trappings for a polite, understated price. I have many of my original historic fixtures as well as some amazing perks (like a second-story balcony with great views and a porte-cochère). I also have wonderful modern amenities such as kitchen and bathroom additions and updated electrical and plumbing systems.

But dear, this is only the beginning. With all these advantages, in addition to a great price, just image all the things we can do together.

Ready to get started? Check me out here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.