Exeter New Hampshire – An Architectural Beauty in Our Midst

First I want to thank Ann Cummings for letting me be a guest
author in her Portsmouth, New Hampshire Real Estate Blog – it’s
an honor and hope to bring a different perspective to everyone reading.

I am always interested in researching what architecturally relevant
buildings there are in different places around the US.
When asked to guest blog I found none other than the Phillips Exeter Library
designed by one of my favorite architects Louis Kahn …and it’s in Exeter, New
Hampshire! (Ok….maybe not in Portsmouth, and don’t know how far, but
definitely worth the drive).

Exeter Library NH

**photo courtesy of
Exeter.edu.com**

For you locals, this may not be a big deal and not think
much of it. Well…..let me first tell you
that you are extremely lucky. Louis Kahn
was one of the architectural
master minds of all times
.

“Kahn’s architecture
is notable for its simple, platonic forms and compositions. Through the use of
brick and poured-in place concrete masonry, he developed a contemporary and
monumental architecture that maintained a sympathy for the site. While rooted
in the International Style, Kahn’s architecture was an amalgam of his Beaux
Arts education and a personal aesthetic impulse to develop his own
architectural forms.”

Although you many still not think much of it, all I ask is
that you visit the library with a different eye now that you have read
this. To the untrained eye, the Phillips Exeter Library may look like a
boxy brick building…..but look closely.
From the entrance, to the transitions, to how the windows frame the
view, to the use of wood and concrete, the geometric shapes and the use of
natural light. You have a monument in
your back yard, now I have to make a special trip to visit Ann.

Now ask me how you can apply this knowledge to New Hampshire Real Estate? Simple…..if
you are relocating to New Hampshire know that there is
historical and very relevant architecture there and you should not expect cookie cutter homes. If you are selling a New Hampshire home, know that people pay
attention to details and make sure you stage, prepare and also point out
important architectural features that may set you apart from other sellers.

Ines Hegedus-Garcia

miamism.com

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AT HOME in Exeter NH


Exeter_Town_Hall___Ann_Cummings___Framed.jpg
WELCOME
to the quaint little town of Exeter New Hampshire! 

History and charm galore every where you look around town – it’s
certainly a pretty little town for sure!  A drive through the
center of Exeter will make you feel like you’re right smack dab in the middle of a Norman Rockwell painting

Located just minutes from commuter routes – 5-7 minutes to I-95, right off Route 101 (the major east-west highway) – this is a perfect spot for those looking for the great quality of life New Hampshire offers and are working out of the area

 
Not only does Exeter have terrific access for highways, you can hop on the Amtrak Downeaster
and head south to Boston or north to Portland Maine.  Commuting
north, east, south, or west just doesn’t get much easier than it is
from Exeter!  The University of New Hampshire is just about
15-20 minutes away, in Durham.  Exeter is just minutes away from
area beaches along the ocean.  And it’s just 15 minutes from
all that Portsmouth has to offer!!

Exeter Revolutionary War Marker - 1/2007 - Ann Cummings Copyright

Exeter is just loaded with all kinds of history!  Did you know that Exeter used to be the state capital of New Hampshire?  It was indeed, during the Revolutionary War! 

Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!