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America’s Top Ten Most Historic Homes 

Some people have the states and their capitals memorized like the back of their hand. But how many people can provide information about the United States’ most infamous houses and monuments? It seems that historic homes tend to be a bit lower on the spectrum of fame, but here at Palo Verde Homes, we appreciate how residential architecture has grown and advanced in part of these historic homes. Additionally, we want to keep our customers informed with every detail about homebuying, renovation, and much more. We take a look at some of the most historic homes in the United States and what they mean to the nation today. 

The Biltmore Estate 

Located in Asheville, North Carolina, this mansion was constructed by George Vanderbilt in 1895. It is known for housing approximately 250 rooms. Having spent six years in construction, the estate amounts to almost 8,000 acres worth of land; that’s large enough to fit four football fields! Visitors are welcome to wine tasting, dine, and stay in the hotels hosted by the North Carolina property. 

The Mount 

The Mount is located in Lennox, Massachusetts. Edith Wharton, a former author, took inspiration from British architectural design with hints of French and Italian when “The Mount” was birthed as a thought. Wharton ended up living in the mansion for eleven years with her husband before they decided they would sell it in 1911. The Mount was officially declared as a national monument in the 1970s, allowing citizens and tourists to roam the estate to learn more about Wharton’s life work and accomplishments. 

The Monticello

The Monticello of Charlottesville, Virginia is so famous that it is even taught in history and art classes, mainly at the university level. Thomas Jefferson is credited with creating this monumental piece. In fact, it is one of America’s longest-standing monuments. It went under renovation in 1796, where Jefferson lived until his death in 1826. Monticello now stands as a museum and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum is encompassed around Jefferson’s life and the site as a whole. 

The Langston Hughes House 

If you ever paid attention in English class, you might recognize this name. This house earned its name as Langston Hughes, a famous American poet, resided in this building during his time working. He lived in this building for twenty years, where he would write poems, playwrights, and novels. This building is located in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home

Langston Hughes was the only famous American to have a building named after him. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in an Atlanta home that would soon gain recognition as he rose during the Civil Rights Movements. Alongside King, his siblings would also be born in the same house. After his assassination in 1968, the home was restored into a museum to highlight the life of King.

The Hearst Castle

The name says it all. The Hearst Castle is infamous for replication a fantasy-like destination one would see in a Disney movie. This building was owned by William Randolph Hearst, who is known for establishing the San Francisco Chronicle, was the one who pitched the idea of creating it. The Hearst Castle Stands as a center for arts, artifacts, and collectible items. 

The Graceland Home 

One of the most fun and exciting homes to visit, Graceland belonged to the one and only King of Rock, Elvis Presley. Visitors from all over the nation (and the world) come to visit Presley’s house to get an exclusive look at memorabilia from his music career and even some of his old vehicles and private jets! The mansion even has some rooms for rent for those who would like to enjoy a night in the infamous mansion. 

The White House 

Last, but not least, The White House is the most notable residential property and historic monument that lies on American soil. In all its white glory, the house was made with Croatian limestone. It took so long to complete that not even the first U.S. President, George Washington, was able to see it when it was finalized. 

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When you come to Palo Verde Homes, we can ensure you’ll be walking out learning a thing or two about owning a home and creating one. Whatever your goal is, we want to support you with your endeavors. Contact us today to learn more about how you can get started with us. 

Custom Floor Plans: From Designing to Moving In

Young family standing in their home with a custom floor planCustom floor plans give you unparalleled flexibility so you can make your home 100 percent your own. From designing to moving in, you can control every detail of how you want your home to look and feel. Palo Verde Homes builds beautiful houses with custom floor plans for home buyers throughout El Paso. Homeowners who decide on custom floor plans will notice the difference that living in a home they adore makes.

Custom Floor Plans Give You Flexibility

A home’s floor plan is one of the most important features. Although it might not be too noticeable at first, floor plans affect how you and your family live. A well-designed floor plan lets rooms flow appropriately. It should provide both public and private spaces. Therefore, a good floor plan should allow the home to feel comfortable and organized. 

Custom floor plans let any family have a home that is best suited for their needs. When you customize your plan, you can decide how much space you want to devote to entertaining, to cooking, and to other things you enjoy. You can add music rooms, spa baths, playrooms, or any other rooms that will make your house into your dream home.

Home is where families live and grow. The flexibility that customizing a floor plan offers will result in the perfect home that suits your family’s needs.

How Does Building a Home with Custom Floor Plans Work?A large living room within a home with custom floor plans

With custom floor plans, you have the ultimate say in the key features of your home. From designing where the rooms will go to how large the spaces are to what finishes you want in each room, it is all up to you.

Modify your existing floor plan or design and construct a customized floor plan that is 100 percent your own. 

Contact Palo Verde Homes today to learn how we can help! 

New Houses Have Style & Unique Features

new houses in el paso, marble kitchen island in modern homeWhen considering popular new houses in El Paso during this new year, it is important to keep in mind that custom homes are created to fit your image. Specifically, modern styles and textured roofs are particularly popular- for their efficiency and reliability.  Furthermore, they give off a sense of class and elegance compared to other, older homes that makes your home truly stand out in the new year.  With Palo Verde Homes, this vision of class and elegance is available and achievable to you in your new home, inside and out.

New Houses Have Unique Style

 

Stylish custom built homes are unique to its owners with modern furnishing and colors, with sleek edges and monochrome features.  Inside, you can create the dream home you’ve always wanted for 2016, one with polished marble, large spacious rooms and shag carpets.  Everything is made to be comfortable yet stylish and elegant for the eye.  These are the types of homes available to Palo Verde clients in the El Paso district, specifically made for our customer’s different tastes and styles but with a classy edge incorporated within.

 

Palo Verde Homes is the Trusted Brand of New Homes

 

Here, in 2016, the most popular type of home is the one you choose to come home to everyday.  Made to fit your expectations and needs above all else, beautiful and made to last the test of time for your future generations down the road.  Regardless if your unique style is rustic or chic, there is always that sweet modern class within every tile piece from Palo Verde Homes.  Allow yourself to lie in comfort and efficiency, made just for you, as you live out your days in the El Paso area and your family after you.

 

For more information on new houses in El Paso, contact us today!