Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown

Dumbarton oaks, one of Washington DC's best places to visit with amazing gardens and art exhibitions, is pictured here with one of its red-brick buildings on a sunny, snowy day in winter.

In 1702, what is now Dumbarton Oaks was known as a piece of land called the Rock of Dumbarton, owned by a colonel. Acquired 100 years later by a new owner, a house was built, the surviving parts of which still stand and serve as the center of Dumbarton Oaks today. From then, the property […]

The Presbytère

One of the historic homes in New Orleans, The Presbytère is pictured here on a blue-sky day.

The Presbytère, also known as The Presbytère houses, were originally funded by a Spanish philanthropist to resemble Louisiana’s Cabildo in 1791. The Cabildo was a Spanish Colonial building used by the local government and remains Louisiana’s most important historical building. While the Presbytère portrayed the same elegance as The Cabildo, the structure was built on […]

Wyckoff House, 1652

This is an image of the Wyckoff House in New York City on a sunny day, one of the oldest historical houses in New York.

This structure is known to be the oldest house in New York City – nearly 400 years old. That is ancient for the United States, considering our short history compared to the rest of the world. Originally built by European migrants, it remains the oldest example of a Dutch saltbox frame house in the USA, […]

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Another historic American home, Edgar Allan Poe's Cottage in the Bronx in New York City is a notable home in the history of the United States.

At the end of his life, Edgar Allan Poe resided in this small cottage in the Bronx. His wife, Virginia, suffered from Tuberculosis and the pair thought that a new lifestyle, away from the polluted streets of downtown NYC, would help her to recover her health. Of course, being away from the hustle and bustle […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Black and white image of Frank Lloyd Wright's historic house in Oak Park, Illinois.

Well-known architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic house and design studio was first built in 1889. He was just 22 years old and needed a $5,000 loan from his employer. Wow, those were the days! He and his family lived there until 1909 and helped raise six children during his time living there, now known as […]

Woodrow Wilson House on S Street

A view of the historic home the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC on a sunny day.

This mansion joined the Wilson family as a gift to Woodrow’s wife, Edith, after he completed his presidency. Wilson purchased the home without having ever set foot inside it or seeing it in person. When the couple did finally move in they added a billiard room, a brick garage, and an in-house library for his […]

Knowles Creative Space and First Christian Church property in NOLA

One property for house history is Solange Knowles' past home, sold in 2022, she originally purchased it as a creative space for fellow artists. The space was actually a church!

Solange Knowles, sister to Beyonce, bought this gorgeous church in New Orleans after stating her plans to turn the space into a home for her arts promotion company. A Church Turned into a Recording Studio Although this space would have been an incredible addition to the arts community in NOLA, local law enforcement soon received […]

8809 Maywood Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

I bought this house in March and moved in with my two kids (10, 13) in July. The seller’s agent couldn’t believe how long it took to sell this house since it was a hot market and the neighbors are so wonderful. Maywood Ave is a small street within the Rosemary Hills neighborhood of Silver Spring.

5233 Paul Revere Ride, Columbia, MD 21044, USA

My family moved into the house in 1990, when I was in 5th grade. I especially liked the attic bedroom, which was my room, and the size of it. The former owners, the Gallagher family, had left cool built-in bookshelves and a bunk bed that they had made. My mom sold the house in 2013, […]

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