Kit Houses

Easement Block 1

Historic New England protects this Connecticut residence through its Preservation Easement Program.

What if a homeowner wants to protect more than what is visible from the public right-of-way? What if, despite the odds, the house has remarkably intact historic interiors?

In some of the hottest property markets in New England, it is not unusual to see dumpsters filled with historic doors, floorboards, and fireplace surrounds—even in National Register historic districts—as gut renovations erase any trace of the past. If this is a concern, consider a preservation easement.