Historic Real Estate: Homes with a Water View Edition

Posted on: October 26th, 2012 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but posting these properties sure got me daydreaming at my desk this morning. Head into the weekend with some historic home eye candy today.


Front view of the 1889 Victorian house in Marine City.

1889 Victorian custom built by Great Lakes Shipping Captain KeonigMarine City, Michigan

This nearly 6,000 square foot house may be on a fairly small lot, but the view of the international shipping channel from the balcony on the third floor in the master suite makes the property feel endless. The beautiful house has been meticulously renovated and offers a retreat back to the late 19th century, while providing all the modern comforts of home. Price tag: $449,900


Front elevation of Cobb Island Station.

Cobb Island StationOyster, Virginia

The luxuriously restored Cobb Island Station was originally built for the Coast Guard in 1936. Today, the property features a commercial grade kitchen, seven bedrooms and just as many bathrooms, and a separate, additional cottage on the 32 acres, the Keeper’s Cottage. (Looks like a gorgeous setting for a bed and breakfast to me.) Price tag:  $4,850,000


Front view of The Snowden House.

The Snowden HouseHorseshoe Lake, Arkansas

30 miles from Memphis, Tennessee, surround yourself with southern charm at this 1919 Louisiana-style riverfront plantation home. Plus, you can look straight out to Horseshoe Lake from the sunroom, or go fishing from the pier on the property. Price tag: $1,200,000

Historic Property Extra: Looking to buy a bridge? The 1901 Ash Creek Bridge in Siskiyou County, California is for sale! Check out the listing here.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

General, Real Estate

2 Responses

  1. Pam Garris

    November 1, 2012

    My family owns a Queen Ann Victorian in Palatka, Fl with a view of the St. John’s River. The home was built in 1884. It has been completely restored ,and we live in the home. It was condemned beck in the 1980’s before my mother bought it in 1991.
    It is located in the South Historic District of Palatka,FL which is a National Historic District.

    It is currently for sale. How could we get it in your magazine and, or blog. You can pull up pictures and specifics from the real estate listing by looking up 603 Emmett Street, Palatka, FL.

  2. National Trust for Historic Preservation

    November 2, 2012

    Hi Pam,

    Thanks for letting us know about your property! Visit http://historicrealestate.preservationnation.org/ for more details on how to list your home.

    Best,
    Julia Rocchi
    Managing Editor