Frequently, the most popular real estate listings are those with lavish arrangements, stunning views, and dramatic exteriors. This week, we go inside to take a look at cozy interiors and comfortable rooms. Grab a cup of coffee and settle into a comfortable chair, because these listings will make you want to forget about chores and re-read your favorite book instead.
Centerfield -- Elizabethtown, N.Y.
As one of the largest estates in New York's Essex County, Centerfield resides on 336 acres of rolling fields and well-managed forests. The house remains in its 1920s Colonial Revival style, which comprises six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a greenhouse, and a garage. When you are exhausted from enjoying the land's hiking trails overlooking the High Peaks, you can curl up in front of one of its four fireplaces.
4 Fairholt -- Burlington, Vt.
Adjacent to the Burlington Country Club is the estate built for Henry Holt, the founder of the publishing empire Holy, Rhinehart, and Winston. Holt's impressive seven-acre estate -- which was originally built in the 1890s -- was designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and features an in-ground swimming pool, a hard-surface tennis court, and a brick patio. Although the 4,000-square-foot brick colonial home, with its six bedroom and four bathrooms, is impressive, its sunroom and gallery are the unique features perfect for a relaxing day -- or week.
The Wilkins-Heath House -- Austin, Texas
Many historic homes reside on the East Coast; however, the American South has an impressive selection of historically significant residences with beautiful interiors, too. Built in 1886, the Wilkins-Heath House was fully restored in 2005 and remains a beautiful Victorian-era Queen Anne Cottage. The home boasts two living areas surrounded by windows, allowing ample sunlight to illuminate the rooms. For those passionate about gardening, its backyard is a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Along with its original woodwork throughout the 2,500-square-foot interior, there are two bedrooms, a formal dining room, and a powder room. And let's not forget that the floors throughout the home are recently refinished long-leaf pine.
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