The Washington metro region has an abundance of historic homes — including everything from Georgian to Arts and Crafts, from Mid-century Modern to Farmhouse Vernacular, and from Federal style to International style — many of which have been lovingly restored to showcase their character-defining features.

Read more about the solid stock of historic gems in this area and view a photo gallery of the many architectural styles.

Rob Nieweg, the Washington field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will answer your questions about historic preservation on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. The Washington Post Real Estate editors will also join the chat to discuss the Historic Home Contest.

If you’d like to submit a question early to either Nieweg or the editors, please click here.