HIS­TOR­I­CAL HOME EDI­TION

Better Homes & Gardens - - Food -

Up­dat­ing a house in a land­mark dis­trict re­quires a buyer will­ing to wade

through ex­tra per­mits and re­stric­tions.

Be­fore you buy:

ASK AROUND

There may be tax in­cen­tives, low-in­ter­est

loans, or grants avail­able to own­ers who

re­store homes in his­tor­i­cal dis­tricts.

FIND PRO HELP

Build­ing pro­fes­sion­als

fa­mil­iar with the process can pre­vent wasted in­vest­ment. Start by talk­ing to your de­signer or con­trac­tor,

es­pe­cially if you en­vi­sion blow­ing out a wall or adding on. Preser­va­tion boards

of­ten re­quire that you stay true to the

ex­te­rior foot­print.

BE­FORE & AF­TER

BE­FORE

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