Historic Real Estate: The Beautifully Landscaped Edition

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

Manicured lawns and a beautiful landscape make the views from every window of this historic home pleasing.

Hardscrabble -- Hillsborough, N.C.

Considered one of the most architecturally interesting houses in the North Carolina Piedmont area, this 18th-century home was originally built as two separate residences for two families. Today, the combined house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Local Historic Landmark. Price: $795,000

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Meticulously laid gardens and charming stone walls surround this historic house.

Delafield Island Gate House -- Darien, Conn.

Just a few steps from Gorham’s Pond in Darien, Conn., this circa 1788 home has been lovingly cared for by its current owners for 50 years. Inside you’ll find period hardwood and wide board plank flooring; outside you’ll be surrounded by an expansive lawn and beautiful views. Price: $1,749,000

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Serene and gorgeous views await those who stop to relax on any of this home's multiple porches.

Haseltine-Dreyfus Estate -- Springfield, Mo.

One of southwest Missouri’s most coveted and historic homes will soon be up for auction. Resting on 10 exquisitely landscaped acres and sitting behind its own gated entrance, the house has been masterfully restored and thoughtfully updated. Price: contact agent

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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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    February 28, 2014

    I live in West Hartford, CT and found out recently my home was built in 1927-28. I also found out my free standing garage was also built in 1928 without any foundation. I had some damages from Super Storm Sandy and while getting building permits and undergoing renovations I got a report cart of my home. Town records and the title searches have the written proof and dated documents my home is/ was built and located on /in the same location and lots as Melven Park was / is in West Hartford. In other words my home is Melven Park. I have been a lifelong lover of historic homes and places. I have been planning to completely renovate my home but after getting a lot of the estimates I need a whole lot more money than I thought. I would like to know if there are any grants or free assistance available to me. Are there anyone or agency that I can talk to, I have so many questions? Your immediate reply telling me what resources are available to me is very much appreciated. Thank you ever so much. Dr. Shirley Wright