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Historic Preservation Restrictions
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Started this discussion. Last reply by elyce Ellington Jun 16, 2010.

 

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Phil commented on Linda Weber's blog post Success at last....an update
"Kudos to you.  Beautiful house."
Mar 8, 2011
Linda Weber posted a blog post

Success at last....an update

The family worked to successfully place an historic restriction on the exterior of the house, the exterior of the barn, and the land (1.5 acres) underneath.  This will ensure the place being restored and not being razed purposively in perpetuity.  We place a much reduced price on the house and received a number of offers. …See More
Mar 8, 2011
T.C. Kearns commented on Linda Weber's blog post George L. Chesbro Home in Massachusetts
"A beautiful home.... looks like there were shutters on the house at one time, are there shutters in storage on the property somewhere that you know of? Adding the shutters back on would make it more attractive I think. Good luck."
Dec 13, 2010
Linda Weber's blog post was featured

Progress on George L. Chesbro

We are making progress! We have decided to keep the house on the hill on a 1.5 acre lot. The house is in the process of being approved for an historic restriction which has just been drafted. Preservation Worcester has agreed to hold the restriction and the house has moved to market! Wish us luck as we are looking for someone to fill the home with a family and to restore the old lady! Another photo by Andrew Barr, Photographer, for your pleasure!…See More
Aug 23, 2010
Linda Weber posted a blog post

Progress on George L. Chesbro

We are making progress! We have decided to keep the house on the hill on a 1.5 acre lot. The house is in the process of being approved for an historic restriction which has just been drafted. Preservation Worcester has agreed to hold the restriction and the house has moved to market! Wish us luck as we are looking for someone to fill the home with a family and to restore the old lady! Another photo by Andrew Barr, Photographer, for your pleasure!…See More
Aug 17, 2010
elyce Ellington replied to Linda Weber's discussion Historic Preservation Restrictions
"You can put the house up for sale, or for free separately on a lot of the old houses for sale websites. Then the new owners can move it and pay those expenses. Many people are willing to move a historic structure. But, that said, you can't…"
Jun 16, 2010
Sean Maher replied to Linda Weber's discussion Historic Preservation Restrictions
"Newbury Massachusetts has something called cluster zoning. When an old farm or large property is sold, they will often give the developer an extra house lot or two beyond what zoning allows if they cluster the development leaving most of the open…"
Jun 12, 2010
Linda Weber replied to Linda Weber's discussion Historic Preservation Restrictions
"We would keep it if we could afford it. We want to give someone a deal, who has the money and interest to restore it. It would get torn down if we just sold the house as the property underneath it is worth alot."
Jun 10, 2010
Linda Weber's blog post was featured

Update

I think I just posted this in the wrong spot...so I will retry again.Since I last posted....we bought out my brother that wanted to tear everything down. Currently we are working to separate the house on 1.5 acres to keep the land from endangering the house. The land is under contract. We put the house up for review with the Massachusetts Historic Commission and it was deemed "eligible" for restriction and "eligible" for nomination in the national registry. We are deliberating the nature and…See More
Jun 1, 2010
jane replied to Linda Weber's discussion Historic Preservation Restrictions
"Historic New England can certainly guide you. In my personal experience, having them oversee the restrictions became too expensive when the owners simply wanted someone to love the house and recognize how beautiful it was - they knew the kitchen…"
May 26, 2010
M. O'Neil replied to Linda Weber's discussion Historic Preservation Restrictions
"The extent of the restriction should be compatible with what you want to see happen. Don't want it torn down? Don't want the massing changed, or just want to see the primary facade kept intact? Any of these can be included within the…"
May 25, 2010
Red Queen commented on Linda Weber's blog post Update
"Lovely house - I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors!"
May 24, 2010
Sean Maher replied to Linda Weber's discussion Historic Preservation Restrictions
"Historic New England has an Easement program that monitors restrictions and provides legal action, if necessary. The problem I hear people having is using the wrong Realtor. You must use a company that specializes in historic properties. You…"
May 23, 2010
Linda Weber posted a discussion

Historic Preservation Restrictions

Does anyone have experience with these as a home owner or someone trying to sell with a restriction?  I am deliberating the extensiveness of the restriction that should be placed on my father's old house being prepped for sale....any stories or comments would be greatly appreciated.  The house is in Massachusetts.See More
May 22, 2010
Linda Weber posted a blog post

Update

I think I just posted this in the wrong spot...so I will retry again.Since I last posted....we bought out my brother that wanted to tear everything down. Currently we are working to separate the house on 1.5 acres to keep the land from endangering the house. The land is under contract. We put the house up for review with the Massachusetts Historic Commission and it was deemed "eligible" for restriction and "eligible" for nomination in the national registry. We are deliberating the nature and…See More
May 22, 2010

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Tell us about yourself:
Lover of things old and I am getting on in years myself. I am an academic and also have been trying to stay up with technology. I have two children and am living in a historic home now myself.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
I grew up in a historic home, the George L. Chesbro home which is a second empire home located in Massachusetts, 45 miles due west of Boston. My father recently passed on (my mother passed away awhile ago) and now five children are owners of a beautiful historic home that is in dire need of repairs. We are trying to keep it from being torn down as the land that surrounds it and is under it is worth alot.
Website:
http://www.savethisoldsecondempirehouse.com

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Success at last....an update

The family worked to successfully place an historic restriction on the exterior of the house, the exterior of the barn, and the land (1.5 acres) underneath.  This will ensure the place being restored and not being razed purposively in perpetuity.  We place a much reduced price on the house and received…

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Posted on March 8, 2011 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Progress on George L. Chesbro

We are making progress! We have decided to keep the house on the hill on a 1.5 acre lot. The house is in the process of being approved for an historic restriction which has just been drafted. Preservation Worcester has agreed to hold the restriction and the house has moved to market! Wish us luck as we are looking for someone to fill the home with a family and to restore the old lady! Another photo by Andrew Barr, Photographer, for your pleasure!…

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Posted on August 17, 2010 at 8:59am

Update

I think I just posted this in the wrong spot...so I will retry again.

Since I last posted....we bought out my brother that wanted to tear everything down. Currently we are working to separate the house on 1.5 acres to keep the land from endangering the house. The land is under contract. We put the house up for review with the Massachusetts Historic Commission and it was deemed "eligible" for restriction and "eligible" for nomination in the national registry. We are…

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Posted on May 22, 2010 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

George L. Chesbro Home in Massachusetts



I grew up in this house and it has fallen into disrepair. My father passed away in January 2008 and the family is struggling to figure out a solution that works for all. One brother wants to "tear it down" because the land underneath is worth alot. The costs of renovation is quite high. I have decided to hold firm and not agree to any plan that would endanger the house....Any suggestions… Continue

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 9:18am on June 11, 2009, John Rodgers said…
I tried to visit the site but the link on your page does not work...please let me know and I will go take a look. 2nd empire victorians are by far my favorite home style--DO NOT SELL FOR THE LAND ALONE!!!!!!!

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