Friday Find: A house full of history…

This week we found out that actor Samuel L. Jackson, author Ransom Riggs, and film director Tim Burton have something in common with our organization.

The trio is working on a film titled, Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based on the novel written by Riggs. Riggs, who created movie trailers in the past, decided to create one for his own film. He traveled to Europe in search of abandoned houses that would bring the words of his novel to life and discovered that the interior of many houses had remained untouched and undisturbed for decades. He then teamed up with photographer Martino Zegwaard to record his discoveries. Together they were able to document and reveal the importance of these abandoned properties. As Riggs states in the intriguing video below, “houses aren’t graves; they’re secret histories waiting to be discovered.” Their discoveries shine a light on what we have always believed, “every historic house has a story to tell.”

Are you interested in discovering your house’s history?
Click here to learn about the benefits of our house history program.

– Marisa Holden
m.holden@nantucketpreservation.org