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Are Your Old Windows Drafty in the Winter?

Jan 17, 2019 2:32:35 PM Christina Wilson

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 architectural integrity of the house...

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What Are the Benefits of Historic Designation

Jan 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When you purchase on an old brick house in the Washington DC area, you have taken a step into history. Many neighborhoods, particularly those located in Historic Districts, are known for their..

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What Stories Can You Find in the History of Your Old House?

Dec 13, 2018 3:42:18 PM Christina Wilson

Washington DC is a city known for its rich history. Even if you’re not going to get your house designated as ‘officially’ historic, it might be fun to know about its history. Maybe your home had a..

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Lime Mortar is the Perfect Partner For Old Brick

Nov 8, 2018 6:02:49 PM Christina Wilson

For owners of many historic homes in Washington DC, brick mortar repair is necessary to maintain the integrity and value of the old structures. This type of brick restoration involves the craft of..

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How to Reduce Energy Loss in Old Windows

Oct 25, 2018 3:41:38 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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Do You Know if Your Old House is Historic?

Oct 18, 2018 2:57:41 PM Christina Wilson

When you purchase on an old brick house in the Washington DC area, you have taken a step into history. Many neighborhoods, particularly those located in Historic Districts, are known for their..

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Should You Rehab or Restore Your Old House?

Sep 6, 2018 3:39:21 PM 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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Your Old Brick Home is Rich With Treasures of Urban History

Aug 23, 2018 2:30:02 PM Christina Wilson

 

Homes in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods are well known for their brick row houses. These 18th, 19th, and early 20th century brick residences tell a story of industrialization and urban..

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Can Ivy Damage the Old Brick on Your Home?

Aug 16, 2018 4:47:35 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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Love That Old House? How to Avoid Expensive Surprises

Aug 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM 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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