Today's highlighted Historic Properties for Sale all hail from that oh-so-wonderfully-American and oh-so-expensively-close-to-Washington-DC land called the Northern Virginia countryside.
Canterbury - Warrenton, Virginia
(Get ready for some serious glam country, folks.)
Called “One of the most beautiful homes in America" by the American and French Society of Architects after its completion in 1939, this majestic Georgian Revival home sits on 373 acres behind a mile-long private driveway.
Canterbury was modernized and restored to its original elegance in 2007. Pricetag: $14,500,000
Orange Hill - Marshall, Virginia
Built in 1801, this Georgian manor home sits on 200 acres in the prestigious Orange County Hunt.
As you can see, the home boasts gorgeous views of the countryside, and has that very Virginian foxhunts-and-boxwoods feel about it. Into horses? There's a 13-stall stable right on the property. Pricetag: $7,500,000
Pelham - Middleburg, Virginia
Pelham was built in 1878 and features whimsical design features of the Victorian age. As you can see, the home features a gracious front porch and cascading lawns that open up toward an expansive view of the Blue Ridge foothills.
The property contains a historic 6-stall barn with a wood paneled lounge area, exposed beams, heart of pine floors, built in shelves, half bath, kitchenette, and a cedar-lined storage room. Pricetag: $4,250,000
David Garber is a member of the Digital and New Media department at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He'd look into buying these houses, but then, he doesn't *quite* have the down-payment saved up.
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