Real Estate

Historic Real Estate: The Aerial View Edition

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

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Aerial view of Historic Rocky Farm.

Historic Rocky Farm -- Newport, R.I.

This beautiful, private retreat features unparalleled views of the ocean and Gooseberry Island. The 17th-century house is one of the oldest in Newport, once owned by Newport founder Governor William Brenton. Patios, gardens, a garage, and workshop complete the enchanting property. Price tag: $4,700,000... 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.

The Devil's Advocate Guide to National Register Listing

Posted on: August 26th, 2013 by Guest Writer 4 Comments

 

by Aaron M. Dougherty, Will Interpret for Food

Historic Patten House (1898) in Palatine, Ill. Credit: chicagogeek, Flickr.
Historic Patten House (1898) in Palatine, Ill.

If you’re a preservation enthusiast, inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places comes with a lot of perks. (Read a quick primer here.) If you're not, you may think that George Washington’s inconsiderate decision to sleep in the 300-year-old farmhouse you just inherited is going to cause you a lot of headaches.

I’m not here to tell you about all the great things that will happen for you if you get registered. I’m here to play devil’s advocate: to tell you that if don’t want this kind of attention, the worst thing that could happen with federal registration is that you just ... keep on keeping on.

Why should your house be on the National Register? Well, why not?... Read More →

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Historic Real Estate: The Red Brick Edition

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Used as both a meeting place and a farmhouse, the Christian Royer House is a twist on the traditional.

Historic Christian Royer House -- Westminster, MD

Born in 1800, Christian Royer gained a reputation in the community as both a farmer and a Brethren minister. The house he had built after he was married is an adaptation of the traditional farmhouse, incorporating both the needs for a meeting house and a domestic farmhouse. This extraordinary home sits at the end of a long, tree-lined driveway, surrounded by fields. Price tag: $625,000... 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 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 →

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 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.