Historical homes

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Historical homes

In Amsterdam along the canals and side streets almost all the homes are historic. The one in the center here dates from the seventeenth century, it has a date near the top of 1657. Even in those days land was precious and homes were built very narrow. Often so narrow that furniture could not be carried up the stairs to the upper floors. If you look closely you can see high up near the tops of the building what look like pulleys reaching out over the street. With these they would lift furniture to the upper floors and swing them in through the windows. 

The Dutch are also interesting in that very few draw curtains over their living room windows, so when walking through neighborhoods you see all the inviting rooms, brightly lit with different styles of decoration from classic to modern.

Not your typical American historic home, but we do have lots of fabulous Victorian homes in and around The Philadelphia Main Line in towns like Bryn Mawr, Wayne and Berwyn. So don't despair and we also know several good antique locksmiths who can find you the right locks and doors as well as fireplace mantels in the area.

So give us a call and let Nick Vandekar, Main Line Realtor guide you in your Main Line historic home search because these Main Line homes demand different inspection, insurance, funding and restoration. We descend from the Dutch so I am sure we can find you a wonderful home even if it doesn't date from  the 1650's. Call today, office 610-225-7400, cell 610-203-4543 (best number to reach me) or email Nick@VandekarTeam.com

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Pat Champion
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I love historic homes they are unique. It takes a special Buyer to appreciate a historic home. Thanks for sharing I hope you enjoy your Sunday.

Jan 08, 2017 09:02 AM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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I love the history of homes built long ago - and the pulleys sound like a great idea!

Jan 08, 2017 09:02 AM #2
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Kat Palmiotto I guess those Dutch were explorers and traders so they learnt a thing or two from boats.

Pat Champion you are right, and many of those buyers want a historic home but all renovated like new.

Jan 08, 2017 09:11 AM #3
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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I have had the pleasure of being in Amsterdam twice so far....love it!

Jan 08, 2017 09:17 AM #4
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Nick and Trudy

Thank you for the meory of a wonderful trip we had to Amsterdam when our daughter was there in school for a semester. I loved the look of the homes along the canals, including those pulleys. And boy, are there a lot of bicyclists!

Jeff

Jan 08, 2017 09:19 AM #5
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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Wonderful plug for Tim Coldren. It is nice to see that there still exist businesses who sets their priorities on respect for people. Great video and blog.

Jan 08, 2017 09:21 AM #6
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Jeff Dowler this is for you https://youtu.be/n-AbPav5E5M

Kristin Johnston it is a great city

Jan 08, 2017 09:23 AM #7
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Les and Sarah Oswald, Tim Coldren is a great person to know if you own a historic home, and you want original locks. He also is full of stories.

Jan 08, 2017 09:25 AM #8
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Nick and Trudy,

Love those historic homes in Amsterdame.  We have not been there since our honeymoon...What a beautiful city.  A

Jan 08, 2017 09:43 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel Lots of beautiful homes and areas throughout the city, a nice place for a honeymoon

Jan 08, 2017 09:44 AM #10
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Seeing some of these old homes is really a great history lesson.  Thanks Nick and Trudy.

Jan 08, 2017 04:21 PM #11
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Hi Nick & Trudy Vandekar How well I remember those historical homes in Amsterdam. But, I am sure you'll be able to find some historical homes in Philadelphia.

Jan 09, 2017 09:04 AM #12
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Jerry Newman we have lots of historical homes in our area, but everywhere you look in Amsterdam is historic.

Jan 09, 2017 09:14 AM #13
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Gabe Saunders everywhere you wander in Amsterdam is a history lesson.

Jan 09, 2017 09:22 AM #14
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Patricia Feager
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar - I thoroughly enjoyed your interview with Tim Coldren! He is a very humble man and has so much respect for his father, customers, people like yourself who ask him questions, and for things that can be bought, restored, and sold. He's a one of a kind very special individual. I wish him much success. You did a great job promoting his business. I really appreciate his values. He sets the bar high when it comes to standards in being a business owner.

Thank you, Nick for doing this video interview. I was very impressed. 

Jan 09, 2017 09:24 AM #15
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Patricia Feager I manage and chair a local antiques show, Tim is one of our exhibitors, I shoot these videos to help promote the show and myself in the historic home community locally. We raise funds for Surrey Services for Seniors who help Seniors to age in place, so far we have raised over a million dollars for them. This year our show will be at Cabrini College, The Main Line Antiques Show October 7 and 8 with an opening night party on October 6. Part of my background was being an antique dealer and helping set up a major international and national antiques show company in Palm Beach, just another stop on my road trip through life.

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Nick and Trudy Vandekar, I like historical houses. Good pictures.

Thank you for this post.

Jan 09, 2017 01:13 PM #17
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Shahar Hillel thanks for stopping by. 

Jan 09, 2017 01:51 PM #18
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