Two Thumbs Up for Stratford CT’s Historic Preservation Efforts

Stratford, Connecticut, knows the importance of historic preservation. Unlike my new home state of California, where most everything is knocked down if it is over 50 years old, Connecticut appreciates its historic homes. This is the Cordelia Sterling House, Bruce Price and Rufus W. Bunnell, architects, 1886. John Sterling commissioned this house for his mother […]

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1917 Maine Home in Good Shape

8 Moosehead Trail Hwy., Brooke, ME 04921 $49,900 Source: Realtor.com This lovely old house under $50,000 is advertised by the realtor as a “New Englander.” That isn’t really a bonafide architectural term, but it’s used as a catchall by New England realtors. Call it what you want, this circa 1917 residence has plenty of wonderful […]

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Back Staircase in Bangor, ME

84 Cedar St., Bangor, ME 04401 $29,900 Source: The Maine Real Estate Network Cosmetic and foundation work are needed on this circa 1900 Victorian, but for the price, this is a real gem. Take a look at those tin ceilings, not to mention some hardwood floors, original lighting fixtures, French doors and wide baseboard trim. […]

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