Facebook-Round-small   Instagram-round-small   Pinterest-round-small   Twitter-round-small   google plus   you tube
Access the world's greatest historic house marketplace

How to Move an Entire House

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Google+0Share on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest0

By Elizabeth Finkelstein.

Remember last Valentine’s Day, when we made a video about those 6 amazing historical homes being offered for free, provided they could be moved? Well, ever since then, we’ve received a slew of emails asking how one would go about moving a house!
 
Since I’ve never moved a house myself, I decided to ask the amazing Mike Brovont over at Wolfe House & Building Movers for some tips, and to debunk some of the common myths about moving houses (like, can you move a 3-story Victorian from Detroit to Florida?). Wolfe moved Alexander Hamilton’s “country” house in New York City among other landmark structures, so they certainly know their stuff. If you’re considering moving a house, this interview is one you definitely have to hear!
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth1AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN

Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”

 
 



Comment

  1. Jennifer

    April 22, 2016

    What an enlightening interview. Great job! There are some circumstances where structures can be disassembled and rebuilt on a new site. I wonder about the feasibility of that for people who want to move more than a mile or two, and if there are restrictions on the kinds of houses that can be disassembled and rebuilt. Just another interesting twist. Thank you for this piece.

  2. Christine S Schmitz

    July 15, 2016

    Thank you for getting the 411 on moving a house. Very informative.

Leave a comment

Old House Search

Select search criteria below. All fields are optional.

Or search by keyword:

Show me only properties currently for sale.


 
Facebook-Round-smallInstagram-round-smallPinterest-round-smallTwitter-round-smallgoogle plusyou tube



 

 

 

 

 

 

good-housekeeping-circle-FEATURED
country-living-circle-FEATURED










cosmopolitan-circle-FEATURED












Is CIRCA not enough old house love for you? Follow Elizabeth's column at Country Living Magazine. | Monthly Print | Weekly Online