Does an older home fit your lifestyle?
New England is full of homes that date back centuries, from Federal- to Queen Anne- to Colonial Revival-style.
Sally Zimmerman, senior preservation services manager at Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation, teaches workshops on remodeling old homes and learning their history. Zimmerman loves working with old homes because, as she puts it, “all around us is the history of the people who lived before us, and it’s primarily in the buildings.”
Of course, there are unique factors to consider when buying an old home, said Zimmerman, who has worked in historic preservation for 40 years and at Historic New England for 13 years. She offered the following five tips for people who are considering buying an old home.