Real Estate

 

Now that we have a revamped Preservation Tips & Tools template, we're looking back at some of our most popular "10 on Tuesday" toolkits and giving them a refresh with our new look.

When we make friends we like to learn about them -- we ask them where they grew up, where they went to school, and when they were born.

Our homes are a lot like that. We spend time with them, value them, and take care of them. So it makes sense that we want to know more about them -- who lived there before, how it’s changed over time, and when it was built.

If only walls could talk, right? Instead, here are 10 ways to uncover the story behind your older or historic home (or any other building you’re interested in).... 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: Cozy Interior Edition

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by Steven Piccione 1 Comment

 

Credit: LandVest, Inc.
The woods surrounding Centerfield feature more than a mile of frontage on the Boquet River.

Frequently, the most popular real estate listings are those with lavish arrangements, stunning views, and dramatic exteriors. This week, we go inside to take a look at cozy interiors and comfortable rooms. Grab a cup of coffee and settle into a comfortable chair, because these listings will make you want to forget about chores and re-read your favorite book instead.... 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.

Steven Piccione

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.

Historic Real Estate: The Inside Charm Edition

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

blog_photo_Historic Home, LaGrange, KY
Don't let the outside deceive you -- the interior of this historic home is full of surprises, from the large windows and dutch door in the dining room, to the first-floor master suite complete with dressing room and master bath.

Historic Home -- LaGrange, Kentucky

This charming 1850 historic home is located in the downtown area of LaGrange, only 20 minutes to Louisville. From the outside it looks like a quaint cottage, but the inside is 2,300 square feet of historic character and modern amenities, including original pine floors, a front door with glass side-lights, fully remodeled kitchen, first-floor master suite, and more. Price: $169,900... 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 Oak Edition

Posted on: May 9th, 2014 by Emily Potter

 

blog_photo_Shady Oaks, NC
Shady Oaks is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a wonderful example of the elegant homes built in North Carolina's Roanoke Valley.

Shady Oaks -- Warrenton, North Carolina

Shady Oaks is thought to have been originally constructed for tobacco planter, entrepreneur, and civic leader Robert Tines Creek. The home’s most notable features are the elegant woodwork found in the music room and living room and the “carved blind arch” found in the entryway. These and other historic elements have been carefully preserved by previous owners. Price: $395,000... 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 Million Dollar Home Edition

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

blog_photo_Gov. Jacques Dupre House
Just 30 minutes from Baton Rouge, this 34.8 acre estate is peaceful, beautiful, and private.

Gov. Jacques Dupre House -- Jarreau, LA

This circa 1790 Creole Plantation house is located in Pointe Coupee Parish. The home has been meticulously restored and features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, original cypress and stone floors, plus six wood-burning fireplaces, not to mention the pond, guest house, and barn out back. 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.