Historic Is Trendy

Recent street excavation for the under-grounding of utilities on Fort Stockton Drive revealed trolley tracks from nearly 100 years ago. Back then public transportation functioned the way city planners now can only fantasize. Given all of the advancements that have been made in this century, it remains impressive how many things they got right in the early 1900’s, including the magnificent homes from that era. Neighborhoods like Mission Hills and Kensington continue to draw admiring and appreciative buyers who opt for homes that include them in century-old tradition.

History makes its voice heard throughout these neighborhoods. If it’s not a house that has been designated a Historic Landmark, it is a palm tree planted by Kate Sessions, an elementary school designed by William Templeton Johnson, vintage lamp posts, a 100-year-old nursery or “Private Road” columns that established exclusivity. These can all be seen as clues to notify wanderers when they have entered a “Historic District.”

Increased appreciation for the distinctive character of older neighborhoods is a nationwide trend. In years past, “historic landmark” prompted images of old theatres, can you buy xanax over the counter grand hotels, aging railroad stations, statuesque courthouses and other public buildings. The focus has turned from the macro to the micro. Selecting a Historic Landmark home is often a lifestyle choice, but lately it has also become a financial one. In this economic environment buyers are even more inclined to buy a historically designated home in order to benefit from the property tax reduction bestowed by the Mills Act. (Mills Act website)

Some opt to trade-in a generic over-sized “Tuscan” for the chance to live in a home of historic character. Dinner party or play-date conversations may revolve around sources of old tile, craftsmen who can repair woodwork, restoration of an old fireplace or the discovery of an original front door in the basement. For those who live in historic neighborhoods, we value conversations that link us to a past era.

Life in a Historic Landmark home or in a historic neighborhood puts your feet on solid ground. You have joined a unique group of homeowners who appreciate what has been built to last.

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  • Melissa Hernholm,
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  • San Diego, CA 92103
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