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Is A Historic Home Right For You? Part I
Purchasing a historic home is an exciting opportunity to preserve history, restore charm and character to an older home, extend a legacy and experience history all in one. If you are anything like me you have a deep-rooted love for historic homes. I am in awe of the artchitecture and the craftsmanship of these romantic, antiquated homes and the vibes that run through the veins of the homes when I place my hand on a railing or bannister are overwhelming. For me, it is an experience that I seek out as often as possible.
While the dreamy visions of restoring an old treasure may intrigue you - you must first evaluate the consequences (and the benefits) of underatking such a, at times, Herculean effort.
First and foremost we must define what a historic home is. A historic property by North Carolina definition is:
The quality of significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, and:
A. that are associated with events that have made significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; or
B. that are associated with the lives of persons ... more
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