Real Estate

Historic Real Estate: $500,000 and Below, Bargain Edition

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by Jamesha Gibson 1 Comment

 

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The Glossbrenner Mansion was designed by British architect Alfred Grindle.

The Glossbrenner Mansion -- Indianapolis, Indiana
The Glossbrenner Mansion was built in 1910 and designed in the Tudor style by British architect Alfred Grindle. This house has carved oak, mahogany, and Circassion walnut paneling along with beautiful stain glass windows complimented by carved stone. This spacious mansion has three stories, five bedrooms, and five half bathrooms. It is in need of tender loving care for further restoration. Price: $500,000... Read More →

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Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

Historic Real Estate: Greek Revival Edition

Posted on: January 16th, 2015 by Jamesha Gibson 1 Comment

 

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Benachi House and Gardens was featured on the television series "Orleans" and "The Big Easy."

Benachi House and Gardens -- New Orleans, Louisiana

The Benachi House is set on the historic Bayou Road in a picturesque scene surrounded by oaks, sycamores, palm, and magnolia trees. Nicholas M. Benachi, Consul of Greece in New Orleans and lucrative businessman, built the house in 1848 in the Greek Revival style as evidenced by its bold symmetry, Greek Key doorways, and banded cornice moldings. The house has nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a carriage house, and a lot that holds parking for seven. The Benachi House was featured on Episodes of “Orleans” and “The Big Easy” and continues to be considered for possible film locations. Damages sustained by the house during hurricane Katrina have been completely repaired. Price: $3.995 million... 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.

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

Historic Real Estate: Queen Anne Edition

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by Geoff Montes

 

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The sprawling seven-bedroom Chaffinch House was built in 1894.

The Chaffinch House -- Easton, Maryland

The stately Chaffinch House was built in 1894 and is one of the Easton’s most striking examples of Queen Anne Victorian style. Named after original owner William P. Chaffinch, the sprawling 3,000 square-foot mansion remained in the Chaffinch family until it was sold by William’s daughter Louise in 1943. Later owners turned the seven-bedroom house into a bed and breakfast, which is now in the midst of an elegant renovation. The house’s unique design consists of a wrap-around porch with custom railings, key-hole windows, oriels protruding from the walls, fishscale shingles, gables, and an octagonal turret with a tall peaked roof. The 3.5-story house also comes with a fenced-in backyard and a one-car garage. Price: $439,500... 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 the Editorial Assistant for Preservation magazine. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.

Historic Real Estate: Federal Edition

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by Geoff Montes 1 Comment

 

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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 →

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 the Editorial Assistant for Preservation magazine. 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

 

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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 the Editorial Assistant for Preservation magazine. 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 the Editorial Assistant for Preservation magazine. He enjoys Art Deco architecture, any activity that can be done at the beach, and cotton candy.