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Authentic Old Houses

A Brief Guide to Dating Authentic Old Houses Classic architecture goes in and out of style, but never completely goes away. Whether you’re on a leisurely Sunday afternoon drive, or exploring a neighborhood to potentially purchasing a historic home, it’s sometimes easy to get confused about whether a home is actually old or if it’s…

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Form Follows Function: Historical HVAC

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Architectural Home Features with a Cool Purpose Sometimes, architectural details only serve one purpose: to look pretty or interesting. But in many historic homes, an archaic detail that lends charm to the structure may once have had an important function beyond the aesthetic—often helping the home’s residents stay comfortable before the invention of modern HVAC.…

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Journey Through History

Journey Through History

Take a journey through hometown history with architecture Sometimes we take it for granted that where we live has always been more or less the same. But from the smallest village to the largest city, change happens constantly; nowhere is quite the same as it was 50, 100, or more years ago. Most places have…

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Architectural Staycation

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Travel the World through Architecture The holidays are over and your summer tan is a distant memory. It probably feels like time for a vacation! But travel is difficult right now, so that weekend in Paris might have to wait. Why not (safely) explore hidden gems you can find right in your own town or…

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The Other President’s House in Albemarle County

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by Tom Seabrook Welcome to Nest’s Historic Highlights. In this series, we delve into tidbits of history, architecture, and lore that hide in plain sight in the Charlottesville area. The estates of the two early presidents who called Albemarle County home are very well known. James Monroe’s Highland has been the scene of exciting archaeological…

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The History of Design

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Have you ever looked at something on your home and wondered, why is that even there? Where did it come from? Why the heck do we call it that? Let’s explore the inspiration behind classic architectural features you might run across in your town…or even in your own home. Read on to learn more, then see if you can spot…

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First Impressions – Contemporary Cool

You only get one chance at a first impression, so make it a great one! Is your home ready for a refresh? This contemporary home in Blacksburg, Virginia feels fresh and modern thanks to industrial materials and purposeful landscaping. Copy this look to enhance your curb appeal! In this installment of “First Impressions” we were lucky enough…

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First Impressions – Modern Stunner

You only get one chance at a first impression, so make it a great one! We spotted this modern stunner in Asheville, North Carolina. The clean lines and sleek materials make a bold visual impact, and the accents tie the entire concept together. Would a modern refresh suit your home? If so, copy this look to enhance your…

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