Renaissance Development Blog


Historic Designation. Is It Worth It? That is the Question!

May 17, 2018 1:41:44 PM Christina Wilson

Does your old home have a history? Many of the old brick houses and neighborhoods in the Washington DC area have stories to tell. One way to get the official recognition of your home’s connection..

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Is Painting the Best Makeover For Your Historic Brick Home?

May 3, 2018 11:55:38 AM Christina Wilson

Are you thinking about painting the exterior of your historic brick home? If a home’s brick exterior needs a makeover, painting it can give the property a fresh look, boosting curb appeal and..

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Want to Know Who Built Your Historic Brick Home and When?

Apr 12, 2018 1:09:47 PM Christina Wilson

If you own one of the many historic brick rowhouses in the Washington DC neighborhoods, you are probably curious about who built your home and when. Now you can use a new free resource made..

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Your Historic Home Needs the Best Quality Brick Restoration

Mar 8, 2018 4:00:00 PM Christina Wilson

In the historic neighborhoods of Washington DC, brick restoration and repair are essential for preserving the stately old buildings. Well-preserved brick and mortar protects the authenticity of..

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How to Make Old Windows Energy Efficient

Feb 16, 2018 2:00:35 PM Christina Wilson

 “Windows are the eyes of a house.” As the most visible elements of old homes, windows define the character and curb appeal of the buildings. Moreover, they offer clues to the history and..

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How to Inspect Historic Homes Before You Buy

Feb 8, 2018 2:51:50 PM Christina Wilson

Of course, you love that classic historic house. You can picture how it will complement the other restored homes in the neighborhood. Before you allow that image to lull you into a decision,..

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Rehabilitation or Restoration for Your Historic Home?

Dec 14, 2017 8:31:00 AM Christina Wilson

Ownership of an old brick home in one of DC’s historic neighborhoods comes with a unique set of responsibilities and decisions. Unlike owners of newer and more modern homes, you face the challenge..

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Why Is Ivy Growing on Old Brick a Concern?

Oct 4, 2017 5:54:00 PM Christina Wilson

Do you have ivy growing on the walls of your brick home? It can certainly look beautiful, particularly during the warm months when the ivy blooms. It adds a thick green texture to the wall and..

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How to Preserve the History in Your Old DC Brick House

May 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Washington DC’s neighborhoods are renowned for their historic brick houses. The classic beauty found in the design of  these 18th, 19th, and early 20th century residences is legendary. They also..

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What is the Right Way to Rehab Old Houses?

Apr 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

 If you are the recent owner of a historic home in DC, the chances are that you are looking at a renovation project. Preservation of the building's authentic characteristics is critical to..

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