Historic Real Estate: The Southern Charm Edition

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Emily Potter

The Mary Gilbert House in Georgetown, South Carolina. Credit: Sotheby's Realty
The Mary Gilbert House is a short walk away from the historic downtown.

The Mary Gilbert House -- Georgetown, S.C.

The Mary Gilbert House in Georgetown's Historic District is one of the area's most charming houses. Built in 1737, the home has been meticulously restored and maintained. Inside, you'll find original flooring, wide chair rails of horizontal boards, and 9/9 sash windows, many with the original glass. A few new additions to the house include a first-floor master suite and breakfast room off the recently renovated kitchen. A guest house on the property completes the home's Southern charm. Price: $470,000

The Rose Cottage in Louisa, Va. Credit: Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.
This distinctive home has nine fireplaces.

The Rose Cottage -- Louisa, Va.

This 1860's antebellum board and batten home was designed from an Andrew Jackson Downing cottage design. The home is within walking distance of Louisa's shops and restaurants, but thoughtfully designed landscaping provides the home with great privacy. Inside, the Rose Cottage has retained many of its original features. You will not find a similar home in the area, as the design is reminiscent of homes in older New England towns. Price: $369,000

The James Waters House in Galveston, Texas. Credit: The Home Company
You can enjoy porches on both the north and south sides.

The James Waters House -- Galveston, Texas

Built in 1888, this house has been in the Waters family throughout its 125-year history.  It is nestled in the heart of the East End Historic District, and the original carriage stone and gate welcome visitors through to the house. Inside, you'll be surrounded by beautiful woodwork, stained glass, and curved windows; five fireplaces will keep the house cozy; and you can invite your guests over to stay in the guest suite above the detached garage. Price: $459,000

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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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