Uncategorized Researching The History of Your House Saltbox House Sample Hi everyone, What could be more fun than spending some time investigating the history of an historic home?  Just like researching your family history, you will be surprised by its previous owners and events.  T0 help you with your research, Old House Website published an article by HomeAdvisor entitled A Guide to […]
Uncategorized Morris County Pathways of History   Hi everyone, This Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5th, is the 15th anniversary of the “The Pathways of History-Museum & Site Tours- Morris County. You are invited to tour  for free any of 26 historic sites operated in Morris County. Between 12noon and 5pm these museums will highlight the history of their towns.  […]
Uncategorized Terminology Used for Updating Your Antique Home Dutch Colonial Revival Sample Hi Everyone, Suppose you have an antique house or are interested in buying an older home.  You will probably want to make changes to the property.  The question becomes are the changes going to preserve the house, rehabilitate the house, restore the house, or reconstruct the house?  What are the differences?  […]
Uncategorized Georgian Houses 1700-1780 – A Field Guide To American Houses Sample of Georgian Style House Hi everyone, While I was obtaining my Certificate For  Historic Preservation and Sustainability at Cornell University, my instructor introduce me to A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester.  Its a treasure chest of drawings, pictures, and descriptions of styles, forms and structure of houses beginning with Native […]
Uncategorized Acorn Hall, Home to Morris County Historical Society Hi everyone, Our area is blessed with many extraordinary preserved homes that have become museums for all to see.  One of these museums is Acorn Hall, an outstanding example of Georgian Foursquare, built 1n 1853 in Morristown.  The home has a main central hallway with 4 similarly sized rooms on the first and second floors. […]
Uncategorized Home Styles Pictures And Description Georgian Style Hi everyone, One of the first question I get when listing houses for sale or working with buyers is what style of house are we looking at.  I’ve attached a website from the Old Houses.com Magazine describing Colonial, Romantic, Victorian, Modern, Bungalows, America Foursquares, and Arts & Crafts Styles to help answer this […]
Uncategorized Roofing For Historic Buildings Second Empire Hi everyone, I came across this attached article on Roofing by Sarah M. Sweetser in the Preservation Directory On Line Magazine .  It goes into the types of roofing, the shortcomings of the different materials, and the discussion on the maintenance and replacement of roofs. Hope you enjoy it. Roofing For Historical Buildings […]
Uncategorized Antique Homes For Sale In Northwest Jersey Hi everyone, March is here and Spring is coming.  The weather is getting warmer, the birds are singing and the flowers are breaking through the ground.  As a matter of fact, a house down the street from me has a front lawn full of blue and white crocuses.  Absolutely beautiful and they bring joy to […]
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Uncategorized Window Types Glossary Hi Everyone, One of my favorite on line magazines is Old House Journal.  It is full of wonderful, informative and useful articles.  In its latest edition, they have a repeat of an issue from 1982 describing windows illustrated by Leo Blackman.  The article helps answers the question: What type of windows do you have in […]
Uncategorized 203K Renovation Loans Hi Everyone, Thinking about buying an antique home that need some work on it.  You may qualify for a 203K renovation loan from Guaranteed Rate Affinity Mortgage Company.  Get money to buy the house plus extra money for renovations.  For more information, see the flyer below or call Vince Masone, Vice President of Lending, Guaranteed […]
Uncategorized Bring Your Antiques & Collectibles For Appraisals Hi everyone, Chester Historical Society is holding a fundraiser at the Chester Library on Saturday, March 2.  RZM Fine Arts and Antiques will appraise your antiques, collectibles, and vintage items for a minimum fee.  See the ad below for more information. To sign up, go to the website: http://bit.ly/48Uw9Am I look forward to seeing you […]
Uncategorized Welcome To My Blog on Historic Homes As real estate agents, my husband Joe and I specialize in helping people buy and sell older homes.  What we would like to do is start a blog to discuss different aspects of the processes of buying, selling, maintaining, and renovating these homes.  We may discuss architectural styles, share the names of contractors who appreciate […]