🏠 Historic Homes Topics

  • Making Your Historic Home Energy Efficient

    Many home buyers are drawn to historic homes over newer, more cookie-cutter houses because the architecture and design provide character and class. But for many historic home owners, a unique, older house also means a much higher energy bill. Historic homes bring so many advantages, but if you don’t invest some time and money in weather-proofing the house, your historic dream home can end up being costlier than expected. Luckily our guide makes it easy for you to update your historic home to make it more energy-efficient – without interfering with the charm of the original design! Continue reading

  • Rebuilding and Renovating Historic Homes

    A newer term in the scheme of the world’s history, historical homes rather than old homes were considered de rigueur during the early 1800s. There are several criteria to meet when considering buying or renovating a historic home. Usually, the home is at least a certain age which depends on which list you are considering yourself on, and when either buying or renovating the home should be in the same form it was when built. Of course, and not to be missed, an important requirement is that either a person of historical significance is associated with the home, the building is known for it’s interior or architecture, or if something of historically important occurred at the home.  Continue reading

  • History and Beauty

    Spring is here and summer is approaching fast. The blooms are coming out in full force and if nothing else, historical homes are known for their gardens. Take a walk through any historic neighborhood in Virginia and you will see Dogwoods, Cherry Blossoms, and even some old Magnolia Trees. In my opinion, Virginia is one of the most awe-inspiring states because of its mountains, streams, lakes, and ocean front as well as it’s historic areas and modern areas. There is something for everyone in the state and it has more than its share of history. Continue reading

  • History with a View

    Why Historic..?

    Many people dream of owning a historical home with its numerous details and character. It’s easy to love historic neighborhoods and their homes with their old-world charm and offer a certain reserve to homebuyers. There are many positive factors in owning a historic home. Continue reading

  • This Old House

    Homes today are not built the way they used to be

    Older, historic homes can be masterpieces of art, architecture, engineering, and design all in one. Many historic homes dot the landscape of Virginia, and you’ll often distinguish one when you see it. That is part of the appeal of owning one of these monuments to history. Hand carved molding, trims and banisters, elaborate turrets, and one of a kind designs are attractive pieces of historic homes that many people are looking for. Ultimately, that fascination with the exterior look and curb appeal is often what draws us in. Continue reading

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    Virginia Historic Neighborhoods

    Before moving to Virginia from Seattle, I never thought in a million years I would end up in Central Virginia. But moving here, I ended up being pleasantly surprised. Virginia’s historic background is what I noticed first. There is a piece of US history almost everywhere you visit. From Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; Richmond, states capital; to Colonial Williamsburg. Continue reading

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