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Historic Real Estate: Victorian Edition

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 by Geoff Montes No Comments

 

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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 →

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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: Waterfront Edition

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 by Geoff Montes No Comments

 

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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 No Comments

 

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.

Historic Real Estate: Adaptive Reuse Edition

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Geoff Montes

 

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The former schoolhouse was built in 1902 and sits on two acres in the Rocky Mountains.

Mountain SchoolhouseHoward, Colorado

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, several miles south of the historic town of Salida, this 1,934-square-foot home was originally used as a schoolhouse when it was built in 1902. The students are long gone, but the building has since been remodeled as a residence that contains two bedrooms, two baths, a sun room, and loft. The school’s custom mill work and original fir floors remain, and the building has been updated to be energy efficient, with a solar electric grid tie system that ensures power even on a cloudy day. Also included in the two-acre parcel is an insulated garage and workshop with a custom dust collection system, bathroom, and wood stove. The property has been landscaped to include a drip irrigation system, a timer for garden beds, and a small orchard. The original school bell is also still in place. Price: $435,000... 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: The Bungalow Edition

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Geoff Montes

 

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This 1922 bungalow on Brandywine Street in Washington, D.C. is located just a few blocks from the Tenleytown Metro stop.

Brandywine -- Washington, D.C.

This 2,000-square-foot bungalow on Brandywine Street in D.C.’s American University Park neighborhood features spacious front and back porches, three bedrooms with walk-in closets, and a finished basement. Built in 1922, the sun-filled bungalow’s interior has been thoroughly updated and brought into the 21st century. Located just a short walk to the Tenleytown Metro stop, Fort Reno Park, and a plethora of shops, the property is ideal for urban dwellers looking for a charming piece of history in a vibrant community. Price: $875,000... 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.