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Historic Real Estate: Federal Edition

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by Geoff Montes No Comments

 

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This 1812 Federal-style home in North Carolina is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Shady OaksWarrenton, North Carolina

Built in 1812, this Federal-style home was constructed for prominent plantation owner and hotel entrepreneur Robert Tynes Cheek, who inherited the land from his father, William. The house contains three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, as well as ten fireplaces and a music room. Shady Oaks, which was called Cheek-Twitty House at one point after resident Robert Twitty, is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1980s the house was extensively restored and expanded, with a substantial wing adding a larger master bedroom, second-floor guest suite, and sun room. A separate, 540-square-foot guest house also comes with estate’s 14 landscaped acres.  Protective covenants on the property are held by Preservation North Carolina. Price: $295,000... Read More →

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Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

Historic Real Estate: Tudor Revival Edition

Posted on: December 5th, 2014 by Geoff Montes 1 Comment

 

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This 1903 Tudor Revival in Norfolk, Connecticut, comes with 10.25 acres of land.

Moss Hill -- Norfolk, Connecticut

Built in 1903 and designed by famed New York architect Alfredo Taylor, this enormous Lutyens-inspired estate in Norwalk, Connecticut, is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Consisting of 10.25 manicured acres, the property boasts a seven-bedroom Tudor Revival mansion with a pool, greenhouse, carriage house, and two outdoor entertainment areas. There is fine-grained fir wood flooring throughout the mansion, mahogany doors with original French hardware, and plaster-lathed walls and moldings. Celebrated interior designer Christopher Peacock was enlisted to update the spacious kitchen with full amenities and detailed craftsmanship. Located in the heart of Norfolk, the property also offers its next owner the chance to be just minutes from a variety of both natural and cultural activities. Price: $5,950,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

Historic Real Estate: Victorian Edition

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 by Geoff Montes

 

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This restored 1897 Victorian home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Serendipity Acres Sugar Grove, North Carolina

Nestled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, this three-acre property is adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, making it ideal for a family that enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, or rock climbing. The elegant Victorian home was built in 1897 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spread across 3,000 square feet, the home contains 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Previous owners retained the original wood floor on the main level, which consists of a parlor, formal dining room, den, kitchen, and “keeping room” with four gas fireplaces; the four bedrooms on the second level also have their own fireplaces. The fifth bedroom is located in the finished attic and boasts impressive views of the surrounding valley. Two gazebos, two attached livestock sheds, and a creek round out the property. Price: $549,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

Historic Real Estate: Waterfront Edition

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 by Geoff Montes

 

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The 20,000-square-foot gated estate spans more than six acres and boasts 545 feet of lakefront access.

Wikiosco Lake George, New York

This ultra-luxurious estate on the shore of Lake George in the Southern Adirondacks was designed by renowned New York architects Ludlow and Peabody in 1895. The 20,000-square-foot Tudor Revival main house offers seven bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, and seven fireplaces across three floors. The gated estate also spans more than six acres and boasts 545 feet of lake-frontage, a dock with four slips, and two boathouses. Original carved oak doors and beams, as well as crown moldings and wainscoting, remain. The property also comes equipped with an elevator,  12-bay garage, 4,000+ bottle wine cellar, tennis court, exercise room, sauna, two-bedroom guest cottage, and 20-yard heated pool overlooking Lake George. Price: $12,900,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

Historic Real Estate: Halloween Edition

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Geoff Montes

 

Infamous former guests and whispers of paranormal activity and are just some of the mysterious elements featured in this week’s Halloween-themed edition of Historic Real Estate.

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The original honeymoon suite where Poe stayed with his new wife in 1836 remains intact.

Poe’s Honeymoon Suite -- Petersburg, Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his stories involving mystery and the macabre, such as The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Cask of Amontillado. This historic mixed-use property in Petersburg, Virginia, has the distinction of being the spot where he spent his 1836 honeymoon with new wife Virginia Clemm, who was also his first cousin. The property consists of two buildings connected by a covered alley, and includes the established retail tenant Hiram Haines Coffee and Ale House, which was named after Poe’s longtime friend and fellow poet. Options for the rest of the property include conversion to a private residence, office space, or bed-and-breakfast. Poe’s honeymoon suite remains intact but in need of restoration. Price: $325,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes

Geoff Montes is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.