Historic Real Estate: The Aerial View Edition

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

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Aerial view of Historic Rocky Farm.

Historic Rocky Farm -- Newport, R.I.

This beautiful, private retreat features unparalleled views of the ocean and Gooseberry Island. The 17th-century house is one of the oldest in Newport, once owned by Newport founder Governor William Brenton. Patios, gardens, a garage, and workshop complete the enchanting property. Price tag: $4,700,000

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View from the end of the dock -- Almodington farmhouse to the left and guest cottage to the right.

Almodington -- Princess Anne, Md.

Eat breakfast in the waterside breakfast room, relax with a fishing pole or good book on the 100-foot dock, or invite family and friends over for a weekend to stay in the adjacent brick guest cottage. This idyllic 18th-century Eastern Shore farm will take your breath away with over 4,000 feet of waterfront property and 203 acres. Click through to the listing to see the aerial view. Price tag: $3,495,000

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Front and left side of the Mosby Birthplace addition, which was constructed of materials from a house built in 1837. 

Colonel John S. Mosby CSA (Gray Ghost) Birthplace -- Powhatan, Va.

Colonel Mosby was a Confederate cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, whose battalion was known for its ability to elude Union Army pursuers and disappear by blending in with local farmers and townsmen (hence the “Gray Ghost” nickname). Mosby spent the first part of his life in this 18th-century Federal home. Originally a two-over-two, the house was dismantled in 1980, moved one mile on the same property, and rebuilt with an addition. Click through to the listing to see the aerial view. Price tag: $899,000

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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.

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3 Responses

  1. isabella wood

    September 1, 2013

    Dear Ms. Potter: My husband, Tom thoroughly enjoy your articles–particularly the solar panels; although, they would not be appropriate on our 18th century houses on the Albemarle Sound. If you would like to come our way and tour Edenton, which we call “The best secret in North Carolina”, we would be delighted to have you as our guest at our Bed and Breakfast! Janie Wood

  2. Kennan Rhodes

    September 5, 2013

    Almodington is looks really impressive and eye catching property. And view from Rocky farm is awesome. Nice share.

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