Why I love houses, especially old ones…

I’m a history nerd. I love reading books, especially murder mystery books that take place during the Gilded Age, the late 19th/early 20th century. I love everything about that time period: the inventions and advancements, the variety of customs and traditions, the growth of cities and their accompanying architecture.

While I marvel at the vision possessed by the designers and engineers during the 1800s, I have the utmost respect for all the tradesmen who made those visions a reality. I love showing a home built circa 1900 that features original wide plank hardwood floors, stained glass windows and a soapstone sink in the basement. Often those “dated” features that most people would be quick to dispose of, I am drawn to with an affection and excitement.

As a Realtor in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York, I am grateful to be able to live and work in an area that is full of historical homes, miles and miles of centuries old stone walls, and cover the same ground that some of our forefathers passed over.

But, don’t get me wrong. I’m not prejudice. I don’t only like old homes. It’s rare I enter or see a home that I can’t find something I can appreciate or admire about it. Even the “dumpiest” of homes had a glory day and I enjoy seeing through their mask of flaws to picture them polished and living up to their potential. But, if you also have a passion for old homes and you are looking for an agent who shares that same passion, I am definitely the girl for you!

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