blissHistoric homes go on the market on a daily basis — but when one like the Daniel Bliss Homestead in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, goes on the market, you sit up and pay attention.

Why? Because it was restored by the guy who pretty much wrote the book on preserving and restoring old homes, John T. Kirk.

This week’s historical shelter is a historic colonial farmhouse with two-and-a-half stories. The main part of the home was built in 1750 and features details common in the era and area — including the Georgian, five-bay-wide, center-chimney structure.

Kirk restored the home in the 1970s, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. (more…)