Historic Real Estate: The Grand Estate Edition

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

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Discover a new world of wildlife on this estate, including wild turkeys, eagles, owls, quail, and more.

Ben Lomond -- Dunnsville, Va.

Surround yourself with scenic and peaceful landscape with the 60-plus acres that make up this estate. It's stunning in every season on the outside, and has beautiful spaces inside to enjoy every day. Large rooms with high ceilings also feature scenic murals and original mantles, moldings, and doors, circa 1730. Price: $1,695,000

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One of three original homes on Westmoreland Farm, Vice President Roosevelt and President McKinley were guests here in 1898.

Primrose Cottage -- Shelter Island, N.Y.

This waterfront Tudor estate was built in 1901 and has retained many of its beautiful, original details and craftsmanship over the years, including Moravian Pottery tile work. Enjoy a quiet view of West Neck Bay from the deep water dock built off of the peninsula where this home sits. Price: $2,900,000

It doesn't get more scenic than this -- nearly three and a half acres of lush rolling hills crossed by the North Willow Creek.

Brookside -- Pony, Mont.

This one-of-a-kind Montana estate initially began with just a log cabin in the mid-1800s. Now, the property includes a brick home, “ballroom,” log cabin, garden shed, and barn. The price includes the home’s furnishings, which reflect over a century of one family’s Montana history and have been appraised by a qualified appraiser. Price: $1,225,000

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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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2 Responses

  1. Starlyn D'Angelo

    January 17, 2014

    Here is a link to another wonderful historic property that is for sale. It is part of the site of the first Shaker community and is located in Colonie, NY (Albany)


  2. David Goldfarb

    January 17, 2014

    How could Roosevelt & McKinley have been guests at Primrose Cottage in 1898, yet it says it was built in 1901?