Historic Properties for Sale: Double Front Porch Edition

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by David Garber

Who among us sees a double-front-porched home and doesn't swoon, just a little bit? Today's Historic Properties for Sale post is all about these breezy charmers.

Queen Anne Jewel - Richmond, Virginia

This magnificent contributing structure to the Union Hill historic district was built in 1904 and faces a city park.  The Virginia white brick is higlighted by a fuly restored wrap around porch with a new copper roof.  The house features original art glass fireplaces, stained glass windows (one fully restored), and tin ceiling on the third floor. Pricetag: $619,000

Springfield Historic District Beaut - Jacksonville, Florida

This amazing home featured twice on Springfield's Historic Homes Tour is the only 5 bedroom, 3 full bathroom single family house priced under $200,000 in all of Jacksonville's three historic areas: Springfield, Avondale or Riverside! No detail has been spared - you will find ornate and original wood mantles with brass fireplace covers, original heart of pine floors, vintage trim and casing around all doors, granite countertops, maple cabinets, a butler's pantry, and breakfast bar in the gourmet kitchen. Pricetag: $189,000

Charles Pierce House - Oak Hill, New York

This well preserved four-bedroom 1840s Greek revival in historic Oak Hill is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It has a new roof, new 200-amp electric service, new septic system, and new well pump and piping. In addition, ground level floor joists have been reinforced, all windows have been re-glazed and repaired, and the porch floor and supports are new. Best of all, the original carved trim throughout the house has been preserved. Included with this property is an equally charming store front building from 1895 that was at one time an ice cream parlor. Pricetag: $200,000

David Garber is the blog editor at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He has a single porch and supposes that, at least for now, it will suffice.

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