Old homes for sale Miami
Miami old homes are some of the most popular in the world. Whether it is Mediterranean Revival design or Old Spanish style architecture, there is an old home for sale for everyone who decides to visit Miami and purchase one. It all started back in the 1920's when John Collins and Carl Fischer turned a swamp land into the international destination as we know it today.
Everyone should examine an old home before he purchases it, to determine how original the house has remained. Pay attention to the old home's front door. People seem to ignore that feature when, in fact, it is one of the most prominent features, because the front door will prepare the stage for the rest of the historic home. It is a crucial thing that the front door style and hardware matches the period when it is made. Today's modern doors will not fit in the picture of traditional, historic home, especially the oval shaped glass ones. Quarry tile flooring came in all shapes and colors; even when they get dirty and old, professionals can restore them to perfection. The same goes for hardwood floors, which are even easier to match to the original ones, in case they need repair. Another detail is hand-painted features in the Mediterranean Revival homes such as hand-painted chair rails, stair railings or wood beams. A lot of people tend to keep those details in order to use them as motifs for different decorations.
Also, pay attention to structural flaws. Many of old homes for sale Miami will need some structural reinforcements. It is not unusual to see some sagging floor joists. To be sure your old home will not collapse in the middle of the night, we always recommend hiring a structural engineer to make a complete inspection of the home and identify any minor and serious problems.
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