I provide comprehensive services for homeowners and buyers of historic & architecturally significant residences throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties.
People who are interested in buying or selling a “home of character” are a unique breed! It is a niche market that I am proud to serve! Here are just a few of the architects of homes that I have proudly marketed;
William Lightfoot Price – (a specialty of mine, I have sold five, and bought one of his homes, two that were his actual personal residences!)
Duhring, Okie & Ziegler
Baker & Dallett
George Uhlrich Rehfuss
William McKee Walton
Savery, Scheetz & Savery
GW and WD Hewett, Associates
Howell Lewis Shay
Brockie & Hastings
Passion, it's a word that means many things to many people. To me, this business is not just about buying & selling, but it is about the "memories" that homes create. I have always had a passion for historic buildings & have been involved in many preservation organizations so that future generations can enjoy the beautiful designs of the past.
For those prospective clients that either own an historic structure, or are seeking to purchase an historic home, you know that you are a rare person! Those that seek to preserve their homes for future generations & respect the design aesthetics of the past are a relatively small minority in the overall scheme of the real estate world.
It is a "niche" market that requires special skills when it comes to marketing a property. More than simply taking photographs & writing about the "structure", I take great pride in delving into the history of my listings. Houses, just like people, have "memories" that transcend from generation to generation. Much of that history gets lost when a property changes hands. When there are 100 to 200 years of history, re-discovering the past is part of the challenge I love to pursue when researching the families & architects of my listings.
It takes time, creativity & a bit of luck to re-create the lineage of a building. However, that's all part of the fun of the "hunt", to build a storyline that can be marketed and passed on to the future Owners of my listings.
If you have an historic property to sell, or are seeking to purchase an historic home, I look forward to being of service.