Real Estate

[10 on Tuesday] How to Find a Historic House

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by Julia Rocchi 11 Comments

 

One way preservationists can express their love for old buildings: live in one. After all, older and historic homes bring with them craftsmanship, unique details, a sense of history, and -- for the handy among us -- an opportunity to restore a home to its former glory.

But finding and buying a historic home can be daunting if you’re not familiar with real estate, financing, historic building and district regulations, and inspection procedures. So, to set you on the right path, we’re kicking off a series on how to find, inspect, purchase, and rehabilitate your old-but-new-to-you property.

Let’s start at the very beginning with how (and where) to find your historic dream home.... Read More →

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Julia Rocchi

Julia Rocchi

Julia Rocchi is the associate director for digital content at the National Trust. By day she wrangles content; by night (and weekends), she shops local, travels to story-rich places, and walks around looking up at buildings.

Historic Real Estate: The Delightfully Named Edition

Posted on: March 23rd, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

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Hope Cottage; 1,800 square feet; 3/4 acre lot; move-in ready.

Hope Cottage -- Edenton, North Carolina

Nestled among the trees is Edenton’s Hope Cottage, recently named one of North Carolina’s Great Places by the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association. Decide for yourself if the 1907 waterfront property, which comes with a finished outbuilding perfect for an office or hideaway and one of the finest gardens in town, is indeed one of the greatest places. Price tag: $485,000... 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 $1, Everything-Must-Go Edition

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by Emily Potter 6 Comments

 

If you’ve got a little ingenuity and some imagination, one of these modest homes could be for you. The only catch is that you’ll have to move it out of Ettrick, Virginia by June 30. These properties have been designated as “contributing” to the Historic District of Ettrick and most were originally built as mill worker houses, but all are in danger of demolition if they’re not moved. See a more complete listing of the $1 homes for sale here.

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Front of 21013 Chesterfield Avenue. 
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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 Victorian Edition

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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Front of the historic Albert Sears House in Plano, Illinois, with a wraparound porch that has been restored to its original glory.

Historic Albert Sears House -- Plano, Illinois

Constructed in 1881 for Albert H. Sears, a prominent business man in Plano, this Queen Anne style house has been lovingly restored and professionally decorated and landscaped. The house sits on two acres and is just three miles from Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House, a historic site of the National Trust. Price tag: $449,000

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The 22-bedroom Alfred Dolge Mansion in Dolgeville, New York.

Alfred Dolge Mansion -- Dolgeville, New York

This 12,000 square-foot Victorian was built in 1890 by Alfred Dolge, a well known entrepreneur and namesake of Dolgeville, New York. The original European craftsmanship throughout the 22 bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two living rooms has been carefully preserved. Perfect for residential living, a bed and breakfast, or hosting events. Price tag: $449,900

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Victorian home in Belleair, Florida with three stories, two porches, and many other historic, elegant features.

Charming Victorian Home -- Belleair, Florida

This historic treasure was Henry B. Plant’s residence in 1900. Plant was a famous railroad magnate who developed the historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel and surrounding area. This three-story home is over 4,000 square feet of history, original features, and modern amenities. Price tag: $775,000

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.

Historic Real Estate: The Fixer-Upper Edition

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Old Home Bank at the corner of N. 3rd Street and W Main Street in Newark, Ohio.

Historic Louis Sullivan Bank Building -- Newark, Ohio

The Old Home Bank is an extraordinary space to rent or own. The building was designed by architect Louis Sullivan, mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and first opened in 1915. Located in historic downtown Newark square, the bank building is ready to be restored and re-opened. Price tag: $750,000... 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.