The term “historic home” brings to mind something charming and quaint—a house with the character so often lacking among new builds. Of course, it also comes with some other descriptors: creaky, leaky, and pricey among them.
Restoring an historic home is no small undertaking, requiring special care due to outdated fixtures and building materials. For all their charm, old houses are also full of surprises—many of which can be quite costly. Buying a home in one of Jacksonville’s designated historic districts requires knowing just what to expect beforehand. We turned to a handful of local experts to learn what to anticipate when restoring an old home.