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MOBILE, AL Located in the heart of the business district at 165 Dauphin Street, the Gayfer Building is directly across from Bienville Square, and only blocks from Government Plaza. This historic building offers an unsurpassed prestigious location, premier visibility, and vast recognition. With more than 82,000 sq. ft. on 4 stories and frontage on 3 streets—Dauphin, Conti, and St. Emanuel—the property is ideal for a downtown user. Call Fred Rendfrey, Downtown Mobile Alliance, (251) 533-5017 for more information.


TUSCALOOSA, AL Cedarwood, c. 1818. Extremely rare opportunity to own a house from the earliest years of Alabama statehood. Located 20 miles south of Tuscaloosa (University of Alabama). Excellent example of frontier-era plantation architecture, with 2,500 sq. ft.; retains historic details. Requires total rehabilitation. Currently under option to the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation, which is seeking a qualified buyer who will agree to relocate and preserve it. Call (256) 310-6320, www.alabamatrust.info.

WASHINGTON, DC  Grand, large 1917 Beaux Arts 2BR coop apartment in Adams Morgan/Kalorama neighborhood, room-size foyer, huge DR, breakfast room/home office, 9' ceilings with original plaster moldings, wood floors, beautiful gas kitchen, new Pella windows, very livable space with good flow and gracious proportions, CAC, original marbleized building lobby.  Walk to Metro; bus at the corner. $565,000.  Joe Kelley, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 202-238-2874, joe.kelley@longandfoster.com

DAYTONA BEACH, FL Walk one block to the wide beautiful sandy beach or across the bridge to the Jackie Robinson Ballpark, the farmers market, library, historic downtown, and performing arts center.  This lovingly restored historic home with large back deck has 3 bedrooms with 1 bath room and 2 half baths, original wooden floors, fireplace, and basement (even in Florida) that make this a very rare home at $254,000 Contact Suzanne Kuehn, (386) 451-3274, suzanne.kuehn@gmail.com.  


KEY WEST, FL This stylishly renovated eyebrow home has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and new roof just installed. The downstairs has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, great room with vaulted ceiling, bay window, and French doors leading out to separate guest cottage. Expansive rear deck, beautiful gardens with fountain, room for pool, and covered off-street parking. On the second floor with private entrance is a ­­1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment; $895,000. Doug Mayberry ­Real Estate, (305) 292-6155, www.DougMayberry.com

SAVANNAH, GA This 1886 brick townhouse is steps from the riverfront, revitalized Broughton Street shopping district, fine restaurants and several historic squares. Renovated by highly respected local contractor J.T. Turner, winner of many Historic Savannah Foundation awards. With copious light from the south-facing side, hardwood floors, 2 full baths upstairs, powder room downstairs, and lots of closet space; $405,000. Ron Melander, Keller Williams Realty, (912) 441-7124, Ron@ronmelander.com.  MLS#63912. 

MARTHA'S VINEYARD ISLAND, MA Waterfront beach ­estate. This charming 18th-century center-chimney cape is on more than 3 acres of beautiful pastoral waterfront land with ocean views, sunsets, and path to private, sandy beach. Eight-room interior includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ­5 fireplaces, eat-in country kitchen, living, dining, and parlor rooms. Post-and-beam barn house guest cottage; $4,495,000. Kendall & Kendall, (508) 693-0829, www.kendallmarthasvineyard.com

PITTSFIELD, MA Historic estate c. 1911 set along the west branch of the Housatonic River. On +/- 3.7 bucolic acres with majestic mature trees, lawns, and gardens. Exquisite Colonial Revival details throughout the interior and exterior. With 7 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths in the main house. ­Carriage house with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Guest house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Also has +/- 4,500 sq. ft. car museum; $3,950,000. Shelia Thunfors, Broker, (413) 232-0234, Sheila@StoneHouseProperties.com

MARION, MD Pomfret, c. 1820, a 467-acre historic National Register waterfront farm. Federal plantation home has 95% original woodwork, 7 fireplaces with period mantels, ornate staircase winding to 3rd floor, wide heart-pine floors, and original glass windows. Double porches overlooks lush boxwood gardens and acres of lawn. Miles of waterfront. Has direct access to Chesapeake Bay; $4,900,000. Alice Fisher, Long & Foster R.E., Inc., (410) 430-1739 or (410) 546-3211, www.nationalregisterproperties.com. #442775 


DULUTH, MN Historic St. Louis County jail (1924). Part of Duluth's Civic Center Historic District. Interior dimensions of 47 x 128 ft., 5 floors totaling approximately 30,000 sq. ft. Construction includes steel, brick, granite, concrete, and terra cotta. Site is approximately 0.56 acre with 10 parking spaces. Facility is not currently in use. Adaptive use possibilities. Historic tax credits may be available; $60,000. RE/MAX 1 of Duluth, (218) 722-2810 or www.remax1online.com.  




CHARLOTTE, NC circa 1840  5.45 acre Historic Plantation in desirable South Charlotte, 3503 Tilley Morris Road, near upscale dining, shopping, Ballentyne, I-485, International Airport.  Authentically restored Greek Revival. Pristine condition.  3 bedrooms, 2½ bath, 3 working fireplaces, heart pine floors.  Formal gardens, 2.3 acre fenced pasture, 2-horse barn. 2 story heated/cooled garage/shop with 520 square feet upstairs paneled area for game/playroom /studio or living  space.  $1,199,000. Contact Broker at www.Hennigan-Place.com



SALISBURY, NC The J.W. Hamill Home, one of Salisbury's most notable properties, completely restored and located on the site of the Confederate prison. In our restoration we have incorporated modern amenities within a historic context while maintaining as much of the original fabric of the building as possible. Includes small unrestored cottage, c. 1891, at back of property. This property qualifies for NC Tax Credits; $239,900. Gwen Matthews, Historic Salisbury Foundation, (704) 633-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org



DURHAM, NH Built in 1720, this classic center-chimney colonial became the home of General John Sullivan, a ­notable military leader during the Revolution and longstanding political influence in NH history. Today this home has been totally restored to its past grandeur with modern amenities of the highest quality. With 4,000 sq. ft. on 1.8 acres with pool. Waterviews from most rooms. Walk to town and UNH or sail to the ocean; $1,295,000. Call ­Historic & Distinctive Properties, (603) 654-8970. 


CANANDAIGUA, NY National Register home, c. 1867 with 4,600 sq. ft. and 7 bedrooms located in the 18th-century county seat for all of western New York State. Can include in-law/staff apartment. Restored back from apartments to a single family home. On best family street, south facing with beautiful back yard, and with best New York State schools; $499,000. Call (585) 396-3191. See tour at www.canandaiguamansion.com


PEARL RIVER, NY Our National Register Jacob Perry House is an 1801 sandstone center-hall Dutch Colonial, 3,557 sq. ft. with 2 original fireplaces, Dutch doors, tulip beams, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, large living and dining rooms, accessible family room/in-law suite added 1980. Lovely 2.2-acre property includes separate small 2-bedroom house. Fine schools, 20 miles to Manhattan; $1,135,000. Contact Raissa, ERA Tucker Associates, for further information, (845) 623-5200, www.tuckerera.com

TANNERSVILLE, NY Hathaway, the V. Everit Macy Estate, c. 1907. Designed by famed New York society architects ­Delano and Aldrich in their first year of practice, this Arts and Crafts estate has spectacular mountain views. The 12,000 sq. ft. house is on 200 acres in the Catskills Park, ­listed on the National Register and incredibly intact with chestnut paneling, original finishes, fireplaces, and hardware throughout. Contact Charlene Holdridge, Hunter Foundation, (518) 589-5050. 

WARWICK, RI 1804 original center-chimney colonial located in Apponaug Village. This Federal house is on the ­National Register and in the Historic Overlay and Waterfront Business Districts—along with other historic properties. The property was the home of a town clerk in the early 1800s and later a sea captain. In recent years it was restored and converted to an office building by the Architectural Preservation Group; $450,000. Gerry Surprenant, MG ­Commercial, (401) 751-3200, www.mgcommercial.com

CHARLESTON, SC 11 Church Street. This exquisite 4-story residence, c. 1790, has been completely restored and redesigned. The floor plan of this gracious 6,000 sq. ft. home includes 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 powder rooms, and 6 fireplaces. Highlighted with luxurious finishes, dramatic ceiling heights, beautifully finished heart-pine floors. Outdoor living spaces include double piazzas, brick and bluestone courtyards, and reflecting pool. Beth McCrabb, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty, (843) 670-0296. 

GEORGETOWN, SC Historically significant colonial, c. 1737, on the National Register. One of the oldest frame structures in SC and headquarters for the British commanding officer during the American Revolution. With +/-1,600 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, original Queen Anne mantels, stairway, wide heart-pine floors, vertical planks doors with HL hinges. Turn-key condition. Just 2 blocks to the waterfront and convenient to all amenities. Rare offering. Asking $399,900. Owner (803) 245-2188 or shrnfudge@aol.com


CATLETT, VA Pine 2-story log house, c. 1800, 30-x-37-ft. with 3 rooms over 3 rooms. Exceptional set of straight, wide hand-hewn logs. Summer beam supporting each set of joists. Downstairs ceiling 103 in. to bottom of second floor joists. Exterior fort door is 6 paneled on outside with horizontal boards on interior side. Already dismantled and ready to be reassembled on your property. Other cabins available. (540) 788-9911 after 5 p.m. 

FALLS CHURCH, VA Walnut Hill, original log house dating to early 1800s, was site of first Catholic mass in Falls Church. 1980s addition created 4 bedrooms and 4 baths but maintained the integrity of original house. Exposed wood beams, heart-of-pine floors, and hand-hewn log wall with early-19th-century nails and original red clay chinking were preserved.  Priced in the $700s. McEnearney Associates Realtors, (703) 241-0223, www.DebMiller.com to see more photos. 

FARMVILLE, VA Anglia-Taylor historic home, c. 1762, remodeled in 1820 featuring family room with exposed hand-hewn beams and cozy fireplace, updated kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and rec room with second fireplace. Framing timber, small lumber, molded pieces, and studding all hand-hewn. All major joints mortised and pegged; $225,000. Baxter Carter, Long & Foster Realtors, (800) 583-8673.

FREDERICKSBURG, VA Classic Victorian, c. 1894, built in mirror image to the adjoining residence. Has exterior German siding and detailed gingerbread trim accenting the front porch. Original pine floors, double parlors, 10 ft. ceilings, bull's eye door trim, and 4 stacked porches appoint the home. Large walk-up attic is ideal for future living space. In the Historic District, several blocks from downtown; $489,900. Janel O'Malley, ext. 151, Robin Marine, ext. 145, Coldwelll Banker Carriage House Realty, (800) 852-1798. 


GLOUCESTER COUNTY, VA Timberneck Hall, c. 1800, on the National Register. Located on protected 14.87-acre peninsula lot on navigable Timberneck Creek (8 ft. at MLW) where it joins York River. Ten minutes from Historic Yorktown and 30 minutes from Williamsburg. Part of a planned gated preservation development of 1,100 acres with no more than 48 other homesites; $2,975,000. Sandra Hargett, Coldwell Banker/Chesapeake Bay Properties, (877) 229-7772. View at www.timberneckhall.com

KING GEORGE, VA Mt. Stuart, c. 1795, on 24-plus acres surrounded by nature preserve. Exquisite woodwork, mantels, large rooms and high ceilings revolving around grand hall with circular stairs designed by Wm. Thornton, architect of Capitol. With 7 fireplaces, pocket doors between parlors, and original windows and doors with HL hinges. Has 2-bedroom guesthouse, barn, smokehouse, kennel, woodshed, pool, tennis court; $995,000. Dave Johnston, "The Old House Man", (804) 343-7123, www.AntiqueProperties.com.   


LEXINGTON, VA 111 South Jefferson Street. Rebirth of a historic gem! The core of one of Lexington's earliest remaining frame houses meticulously restored with proper replacement additions of the highest quality. Complete one-floor living and porches with additional upstairs bedrooms. Gorgeously established grounds. Restored dependency fit for a studio, workshop, offices, etc.; $1,175,000. Otis Mead, Mead Associates, (540) 463-7168, www.meadproperties.com

LOUISA, VA Dr. Charles R. Dickinson built Eastern View in 1856. It now resides in the Green Springs National Historic District just east of Charlottesville and UVA. This lovely Greek Revival has been sumptuously restored with exceptional modern amenities. The manor is privately situated on 275 fertile acres with a spring-fed lake. With 12-stall ­stable and adjoining covered arena; $3,995,000. For details, contact Joe Samuels of Jos. T. Samuels, Inc., Realtors at (434) 981-3322 or visit www.jtsamuels.com

LYNCHBURG, VA Bishop John Early House c. 1810. Three-story Federal on 2+ acres. Moved c. 1932. With 4,700+ sq. ft., central hallway, spacious rooms, 9 fireplaces, detailed mantels, raised paneling, wide pine floors. English basement, hand-hewn exposed beams, brick and stone floors, kitchen with generous cabinets. Two porches and chestnut log guest cabin. DHR recommended eligible for National Register; $665,000. Molly Girling, Dawson Ford Garbee ­Realtors, (434) 426-1181, www.3890peaklandplace.com

MT. JACKSON, VA Historic grist mill in the Shenandoah Valley. Built in the 1790s and remaining virtually undisturbed, it's considered one of the most important American mills for architecture and engineering. Located 70 miles from D.C. On 1 acre for $450,000. United Country, (800) 999-1020, ext. 326, www.unitedcountry.com/preserve
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NORTHERN NECK, VA Ingleside, c. 1840 Federal style farmer's home on more than 10 acres, currently cultivated. Post-and-beam construction with mortise-and-tenon joints secured with trunnel pegs. Resided in 1993 with beaded redwood. Has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 6 fireplaces, large modern kitchen, 2 Vermont soapstone sinks, random width heart-pine floor. Guest cottage/office and other dependencies; $335,000 ($80,000 below assessment). Glenn C. Cockrell, Antique Properties, Inc., (804) 438-6677. 

PAMPLIN, VA Happy Valley, c. 1774, on 52.48 private acres bounded by the Appomattox River. The antebellum house has a master bedroom and bath and grand parlor on the first floor. The original kitchen (detached from house) has family room and green house additions. All electric and plumbing upgraded. Outbuildings, new metal garage, and kennel; $400,000. Adjoining 52+ acres with 8+ acre stocked pond; $200,000. Max Sempowski, Antique Properties, (434) 391-4855, www.oldhouseproperties.com

PARIS, VA National Register 1790 Meeting House located in hamlet of Paris with views of scenic Crooked Run Valley. Original brick gable structure with exquisite just-completed addition. Brick and bluestone terraces link entire complex to expansive landscaping. Original building offers open kitchen/living room, ample bedroom. Addition is a light filled great room with fireplace, oak beams and doors opening to gardens and valley beyond; $545,000. Katherine Strother, (540) 687-6321, www.middleburgrealestate.com

PETERSBURG, VA Beautifully renovated historic home, c. 1830, in the heart of downtown. Has 4,300 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Guest house/in-law suite. All new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior and exterior paint and 100-year roof in 2008. Modern cook's kitchen, open floor plan. Backyard oasis with double back porches and patio; $399,950. Call Suzanne DuBois at (804) 337-2889. For more photos, property information and virtual tour go to www.historichomesinvirginia.com.

STAUNTON, VA Bult in the early 1900s, this 4-bedroom home has retained many original features while providing up-to-date amenities. It is centrally located near the public library, the Beverley Historic District, Stuanton's central business district, and Gypsy Hill Park. Offered at $185,000. Carol Borden Morency, listing agent, Premier­ Properties, (540) 294-2148, carolmorency@hotmail.com.


WINCHESTER, VA The Peter Miller House, c. 1800, historic 3 bedroom log home in the heart of Old Town. Important house to local history, much old woodwork/hardware retained, including original “Winchester Mantle”. Updated insulation, wiring, plumbing, HVAC, kitchen, wide pine floors refinished, interior storms, nice private patio and backyard. 1 full bath/2 half. Quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance of downtown walking mall. Commercial potential. Close to DC. $279,000  Owner (540)465-4964





CHARLES TOWN, WV Classic brick colonial, c. 1765, beautifully expanded, on 23 acres. Original 4 of 6 working fireplaces, mantels, wide plank floors, paneled grain-painted doors, hardware, moldings, and stairway. Gorgeous front parlor/living room. Added sunroom, tap room, country kitchen, huge enclosed porch. Updated electric, plumbing with central air. Multiple outbuildings. Well maintained. 60 minutes to Dulles, 5 to commuter train; $600,000. Carolyn Snyder, Broker, (304) 267-1050, www.snyderbailey.com