Real Estate

Historic Real Estate: The Front Porch Edition

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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The William W. Early House nestled among the trees in Brandywine, Maryland.

William W. Early House -- Brandywine, Md.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, the William W. Early House is a classic example of Queen Anne-style architecture. William W. Early, grandson of William H. Early, an important landowner and developer of the village of Brandywine, had the house built in 1907 on the property of his childhood home. Today the house is fully restored, features a gourmet kitchen and spacious rooms, and offers scenic views of the park-like landscape from its expansive porch. Price tag: $599,000... 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 Multi-Million Dollar Edition

Posted on: July 19th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Backyard view of the Delano & Aldrich Manor Home. 

Delano & Aldrich Manor Home -- Muttontown, NY

The Delano & Aldrich architecture firm specialized in the Beaux Arts tradition for elite clients in New York City, and this home shows off their trademark combination of brick and limestone. Seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 14 fireplaces sprawl throughout 11,500 square feet, and the three acres of landscaped property comes with a heated, in-ground pool. Price tag: $3,980,000... 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 Lighthouse Edition

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Emily Potter 6 Comments

 

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North Pierhead Lighthouse, off the coast of Lake Michigan

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal North Pierhead Lighthouse -- Sturgeon Bay, WI

There are several lights along the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, but the North Pierhead Lighthouse was the first. Situated just off the coastline of Lake Michigan, the original lighthouse was constructed in 1881, but when the light and fog signal needed major repairs, a new tower was built in 1903 at the outermost point of the pier. Price tag: Contact agent for price... 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 Stone Home Edition

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

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Hendrick Kip House -- Fishkill, New York

Built in 1753, the Hendrick Kip House is one of the oldest pre-revolutionary homesteads in Duchess County, New York. It once served as the headquarters for Baron von Steuben, a Major General during the Revolutionary War. Today the stone country estate sits fully restored on 50 acres. Price tag: $779,000

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Historic 1750 Stone House -- Saugerties, New York

Carefully restored features such as exposed beams, wide Kingsboard floors, a nine-foot hearth, and hand-forged hardware make this home elegant and unique. Breathtaking mountain views surround the home and its three-car garage, horse barn, and outdoor heated pool. It is currently a vacation rental. Price tag: $995,000

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French Country Stone Cottage -- Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

Reminiscent of a French country chateau, this oval stone cottage overlooks the beautiful Lackawaxen River, made famous by author Zane Grey, known for his adventure novels about the American frontier, such as Riders of the Purple Sage. Private beach frontage and a screened-in gazebo offer easy access to idyllic views. Price tag: $549,000

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.

 

After you’ve researched your historic home’s history and determined whether you’re restoring or rehabilitating it, you can start planning your project. As we showed in the previous toolkit, you can take on as many or as few aspects of planning as your little home-owning heart desires. But no matter who helms the project, planning should include these integral steps.... 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.

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.