Tag Archives: National Trust for Historic Preservation

1720s Connecticut Colonial 160K

THIS IS THE GENUINE ARTICLE for old-house fanatics — a true Colonial from the 1720s, when Connecticut was an actual colony. It looks to my eye like Dutch-style architecture, with that gambrel roof shape. It’s on six-tenths of an acre … Continue reading

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Spare Us the ‘Fancy Houses’

PROSPECT HEIGHTS in Brooklyn was designated a New York City Historic District  in 2009. Now any external changes to a house’s appearance are subject to the guidelines and regulations of the city’s  Landmarks Preservation Commission. No longer will it be … Continue reading

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Ode to the Philadelphia Rowhouse

Fitzwater Street, Queen Village THERE’S A HUGE, TELLING DIFFERENCE between New York City and Philadelphia in terms of how each values and regards its vernacular architecture. It’s hard to imagine NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development putting out something … Continue reading

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