Massachusetts Historic Homes
Each with their own interesting story to tell, the towns of Massachusetts are filled with historic homes. Many custom built for industry leads and sea captains of the 18th and 19th centuries, they can range from small simple colonials to very large Queen Ann Victoricans. While historic homes are typically more expensive to maintain, owning and living in a piece if history brings a special felling of pride.
Most towns in Massachusetts have a historical district. The laws vary from town to town defining what changes can be made to homes located within a historic district. Generally the interior of homes located within a historic district can be modified with few limitations. Exterior changes on the otherhand, are tightly controlled by towns to maintain as much of the origional charm and character of the neighborhoods and individual properties as possible. If you own, or are considering buying a historic home, and are considering changes, you should check with the town building office before begining any work.