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Historic Real Estate: The Victorian Edition

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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Front of the historic Albert Sears House in Plano, Illinois, with a wraparound porch that has been restored to its original glory.

Historic Albert Sears House -- Plano, Illinois

Constructed in 1881 for Albert H. Sears, a prominent business man in Plano, this Queen Anne style house has been lovingly restored and professionally decorated and landscaped. The house sits on two acres and is just three miles from Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House, a historic site of the National Trust. Price tag: $449,000

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The 22-bedroom Alfred Dolge Mansion in Dolgeville, New York.

Alfred Dolge Mansion -- Dolgeville, New York

This 12,000 square-foot Victorian was built in 1890 by Alfred Dolge, a well known entrepreneur and namesake of Dolgeville, New York. The original European craftsmanship throughout the 22 bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two living rooms has been carefully preserved. Perfect for residential living, a bed and breakfast, or hosting events. Price tag: $449,900

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Victorian home in Belleair, Florida with three stories, two porches, and many other historic, elegant features.

Charming Victorian Home -- Belleair, Florida

This historic treasure was Henry B. Plant’s residence in 1900. Plant was a famous railroad magnate who developed the historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel and surrounding area. This three-story home is over 4,000 square feet of history, original features, and modern amenities. Price tag: $775,000

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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.

Historic Real Estate: The Fixer-Upper Edition

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Old Home Bank at the corner of N. 3rd Street and W Main Street in Newark, Ohio.

Historic Louis Sullivan Bank Building -- Newark, Ohio

The Old Home Bank is an extraordinary space to rent or own. The building was designed by architect Louis Sullivan, mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and first opened in 1915. Located in historic downtown Newark square, the bank building is ready to be restored and re-opened. Price tag: $750,000... 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.

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.

Historic Real Estate: The Farming Edition

Posted on: January 25th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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The historic farm house in Star, NC.

Spacious Rambling Farm House -- Star, North Carolina

Classic country living, this rambling farm house sits on just over 1.8 acres. Built in 1900, you get all the original features, like 9-foot ceilings, a rock fireplace, and wrap-around front porch, but also more modern amenities, including an eat-at bar in the kitchen and updated wiring and plumbing (thank goodness!). Price tag: $120,000

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The original stone farm house of Michael Rugh (left) and an addition (right).

Historic Farm House of Michael Rugh -- Murrysville, Pennsylvania

Michael Rugh, an early resident in this area of Pennsylvania and a prominent attorney, built the house around 1790. Relax in the family room and look out over three acres of land through floor to ceiling windows, or enjoy the fully loaded master bedroom suite, complete with a private dressing area and spa bath. Price tag: $849,000

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A section of the Bluegrass Farm.

Bluegrass Farm -- Scott County, Kentucky

Bluegrass Farm is a beautiful 118 acres that runs along scenic Route 460 between Paris and Georgetown in Kentucky. It comes with a 16-stall horse barn and Morton building for farm equipment. In true preservation form, the land is restricted from development except for two residences, barns, and any buildings necessary to run the farm. Price tag: $1,770,000

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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.

Historic Real Estate: The Transformer Edition

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Emily Potter

 

I enjoyed the last Transformers movie, but these properties don’t turn into larger-than-life superhero toys. Rather, the ones featured below have all been used as something else at one point ... a tavern, vineyard, even a former Coast Guard station. But now they're all are available to be your next home. (Perhaps in the new year?)

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A view of the Neala vineyards nestled in the Blue Ridge Foothills.

Neala Vineyard -- Madison, Virginia

Tucked in a valley between Washington, D.C. and the University of Virginia, this c. 1840 Greek Revival is more than just a house (though what a house it is, with carefully restored features, a library, and more). The 209 acres also come with a productive vineyard as well as beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Foothills from every angle. Price tag: $3,750,000... 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.

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.

Historic Real Estate: The Humble Edition

Posted on: December 7th, 2012 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

Our last historic properties post brought you three very snazzy homes. This week’s post features three more humble properties that are interesting, unique, and sure to catch your eye, and all under $300,000. Enjoy!


Front view of the Historic Log Lodge in Luray, VA.

Historic Log Lodge -- Luray, Virginia

The Historic Real Estate website describes this lodge as a “must-see for the pioneer at heart!” This truly authentic log house comes with a barn and two guest cottages, all of which sit high on a hill with a dreamy view of the Shenandoah River. Price tag: $250,000


The Whiskey Bonding Barn, now event space in Molena, GA.

Whiskey Bonding Barn -- Molena, Georgia

A great example of re-use, this c. 1870 storage barn for aging whiskey has been renovated into gallery and event space. Large enough to host 100 people in a reception-style event, the barn has modern restrooms and tent space on the adjacent grass terrace. Price tag: $202,000


Victorian Home in Cadillac, MI, chock full of great features.

Three-Story Queen Ann Victorian Home -- Cadillac, Michigan

This Victorian home has everything from original refinished wood floors on two levels, two fireplaces, and a grandiose foyer, to a “maid’s” staircase leading from the kitchen to the second floor and a detached two car garage. Read the full description for even more features. Price tag: $144,900

Interested in buying or selling a historic property? Browse our Historic Real Estate site for more info.

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.

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.