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DC, 1211 Independence Avenue, SE

WASHINGTON, DC 1211 Independence Avenue, SE. Capitol Hill Historic District. Built in 1884, this large 4 level, 4 bedroom townhouse has original 11' ceilings, 2 wood burning fireplaces with stunning oak or pine floors, and eucalyptus trim. Historically restored with upgraded thermal windows and doors, new roof, electrical wiring, copper plumbing, central air and wired for sound and planned space for elevator. Minutes to markets, metros, menus, museums and more! MLS: DC7315895. John Smith. Prudential Carruthers. jsmithteam@gmail.com. 202.243.7907


FL, Key West, 1800s

KEY WEST, FL Old Town 1800s home has been updated and is currently 4 well-appointed units, most with granite counters, hardwood floors, tiled baths, central A/C and heat. The largest unit is more than 1,100 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms and baths, study, plasma home theater, parking, large deck, room for a pool. Condo documents included or convert back to single family. Rear property available. Owner is FL ­licensed real estate broker; $1,385,000. Doug Mayberry ­Real Estate, (305) 292-6155, www.DougMayberry.com.


IL, Chicago, 1890s

CHICAGO, IL Classic landmark brick and stucco Victorian, c. 1890s, with 14 rooms—first floor 22-x-17-ft. living room, 17-x-15-ft. dining room, 15-x-13-ft. den, 5 large bedrooms, sun/plant room, and cook's kitchen. Has new hardwood floors and extensive woodwork/moldings. With deck overlooking koi pond, gazebo, and parklike landscaped yard. Has 2-car garage. Historic Chicago neighborhood. Recently appraised for $750,000 and listed at $675,000. Chuck Koenings, (847) 425-3756, www.chuckkoenigs.com.


IN, Madison

MADISON, IN 1852 federal townhouse on Main Street in National Register landmark district.  Two-family: upstairs apartment has extra half-bath and elevator.  Large, gracious rooms, high ceilings, with upstairs view of Kentucky hills. Well maintained with small back yard and 2-car garage. Kitchens need updating. Three blocks from Ohio River; $275,000. Sally Wurtz, Coldwell Banker Harrell and Associates, (812) 265-3000, www.cbharrellandassociates.com.


LA, Monroe

MONROE, LA The Monroe City School District and the City of Monroe offer for sale the Georgia Tucker School Site. The sale includes all immovable property encompassing the school site and includes all land, structures, appurtenances, and improvements situated thereon. The property is located at 405 Stubbs Ave., Monroe, LA 71201. The ­minimum bid is $362,000. For more information, please contact MCSB Purchasing at (318) 325-0601, ext. 3033.


MI, East Tawas

EAST TAWAS, MI The Jameson residence, c. 1960, a 6,000-sq.-ft. mid-century-modern masterpiece of stone, glass, and redwood designed by Alden B. Dow. Nestled on 25 acres of meadow and forest. A bounty of glass and organic architecture bring nature inside and grace the home with light. Lovely gardens, in-ground pool, cabana, greenhouse, and walking trails complete this private sanctuary. Remarkable craftsmanship and attention to detail; $575,000. Cyndi Blust, (800) 362-4261, www.c21tawasrealty.com.


MS, Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS The Harrison County Board of Supervisors is soliciting proposals to preserve and develop the former Gulfport-Harrison County Public Library (National Register eligible). The building, a Mississippi Landmark, is located at 1300 21st Ave., Gulfport. Copies of the marketing/re-use package available upon request at (228) 865-4116, fax 4162, pulrich@co.harrison.ms.us;  written notice/in person: ­County Administrator's Office, First Judicial Courthouse, 1801 23rd Ave., Gulfport, MS 39501.


NC, Salisbury, Snider

SALISBURY, NC Classic Colonial Revival, built 1922 by Dr. Ernest Stokes. House has wonderful appointments with 4 leaded-glass double doors opening from living room and library to large enclosed porch. With 4,700 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. On 0.53 acre with small cottage in back where Dr. Stokes had his private practice. Property will be protected by preservation agreement. NC rehab tax credits available; $390,000. Gwen, Historic Salisbury Foundation, (704) 636-0103, realestate@historicsalisbury.org


NH, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NH Shingle-style Dutch colonial, c. 1912, on hilltop with distant mountain views. Many craftsman ­details with 4 bedrooms, wood paneling, library with large closets, wraparound porch, window seats, fieldstone fireplace, and 2nd story sleeping porch. Recent systems updates. Move-in condition. Mature trees, perennial and wildflower gardens. Easy access to lakes, skiing, and Dartmouth College/medical center; $225,000. Sara Ellis, Coldwell Banker, (603) 526-4116, www.cbmilestone.com.


NJ, Bay Head

BAY HEAD, NJ Rare opportunity to own the historic 1882 Cornelia Buxton cottage. Two houses from beach with great ocean views from decks and porch. Open floor plan, new eat-in kitchen addition, butler's pantry, perfect for entertaining. Has 14 rooms with 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half-baths, au pair quarters, and outdoor shower. New 2-zone gas heat with central A/C, tankless water heaters, gas fireplace, up and downstairs laundries, utility room; $2,850,000. Ed King, (908) 692-9213, nails462@aol.com.


NM, Ranchos De Taos

RANCHOS DE TAOS, NM Charming farmhouse, c. 1900. Double-walled adobe on 1.85 acres with water rights and panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. House has been appropriately modernized, retaining historic ­integrity and has 2,000 sq. ft., 2-plus bedrooms, and 2 baths. With kiva fireplace, wood and brick floors, high ­ceilings with exposed beams, and clearstory windows. ­Includes fruit trees and lilacs; $330,000. Chris Fairchild (575) 770-2341 or chrisderanchos@gmail.com.


NM, Taos

TAOS, NM Own a colorful piece of Taos history. Built in late 1900s as a 19-room hacienda by Englishman and scoundrel Arthur Manby, this 4,500-plus-sq.-ft. original adobe sits on 0.75 acre of prime commercial property in the heart of the Taos historic district adjoining the world-renowned Taos Inn. Now houses Café Renato, Future Taos, Taos Connections, and TCA offices. Room for expansion; $1,225,000. ­Diane Enright, Prudential Taos Real Estate, (866) 758-5478, diane@taoshomes.com.  


NY, Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, NY Ryerson Estate, built in 1900 by Arthur Ryerson Sr., who died on the S.S. Titanic. A 8,000-sq.-ft. manor house on 39 acres with spectacular views of Otsego Lake, 7 miles from the village of Cooperstown. ­Located in Glimmerglass National Historic District. Walking distance to Glimmerglass Opera and one of the nation's oldest golf clubs. Rehab eligible for federal and state ­historic tax ­credits. JGB Properties LLC, (315) 858-0006, www.jgbproperties.com/ryerson.


NY, Sackets Harbor

SACKETS HARBOR, NY Fort Pike, c. 1812, former US Army base, Lake Ontario. Historic Madison Barracks listed on the National Register. Excellent waterfront residential and commercial property for sale. Potential of more than 60 single-family homes, building lots, 3 vacant historic structures, 7 commercially occupied historic buildings, plus a 90-slip marina; $2,5000,000. Mike Campbell, (315) 646-3374, The Guard House, 85 Worth Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685.


NY, Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Directly across from the Saratoga racetrack on the grand boulevard connecting the track to the downtown National Historic District. Architect-designed 25-plus-rooms, Queen Anne mansion, c. 1888. Elegant foyer leads into a dramatic home replete with old-world charm of stained glass, hand-carved woodwork, fireplaces, and pocket doors. Now a B&B: 9 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 6 fireplaces. Frank Lyons, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, (518) 932-0321, www.203UnionAvenue.com.


NY, Tannersville

TANNERSVILLE, NY Hathaway, The V. Everit Macy Estate,  c. 1907 and listed on the National Register. Rare early house by famed New York society architects Delano and Aldrich. This Arts and Crafts estate has spectacular mountain views. The 12,000-sq.-ft. house is on 200 acres in the Catskills Park, 2 hours from New York City. Incredibly intact with chestnut paneling, original finishes, fireplaces, and hardware throughout. Contact Lewis Jacobsen, Hunter Foundation, (917) 575-1302.


NYC, Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, NYC Within a 47-minute express bus ride to Wall Street, this solid-brick Georgian, Marans-Liebner home, c. 1911, was converted to 6-family structure plus caretaker's quarters during the Depression. Magnificent entry gate, dormer windows, early hardwood and tile floors. Ocean views, 5 parking spots on almost 1/2 acre street-to-street. Buy-out tenants and restore to 1-family elegance or keep some for income purposes. Awaiting appraisal. (718) 273-3800, ext. 16, su@gatewayarmsrealty.com.


PA, Berks Co

BERKS COUNTY, PA Charming Forge is a treasure, an ­authentic Georgian-style homestead on 48-plus acres. Built in 2 sections dating to 1749 and 1780, the home has been carefully restored with modern mechanicals and a custom kitchen sensitively added. Formal rooms and ­private quarters feature high-style original millwork, fireplaces, and built-ins. Only 90 minutes from Philadelphia; $2,200,000. Melanie Stecura, Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty, (917) 757-4309.


PA, Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, PA Not just for sale—must find the n ext stewards of this historic property. If you live for history and believe in preserving America's  treasures, look at this one-of-a-kind B&B/tavern/restaurant, listed on National Register. The Historic Fairfield Inn, located on the Confederate ­Retreat from Gettysburg, served as a Civil War hospital and stagecoach stop and as part of the Underground Railroad. Real estate only appraised $735,000. Accepting bids until August 31, 2010. (717) 215-8252, schandon@aol.com.


SC, Charleston, 1731

CHARLESTON, SC The Jacob Motte House at 61 Tradd Street, c. 1731, is one of the earliest homes built in the city and one of the first restoration projects of Susan Pringle Frost, founder of the Preservation Society of Charleston (1920). This well-appointed, historically significant home has 2 piazzas, period cypress paneling, and wide-plank heart-of-pine floors. Exterior conservation easement with the Preservation Society. $2,475,000. Mid Rutledge, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty, (843) 345.9137.


TN, Jefferson Co

JEFFERSON COUNTY, TN Built in 1800 Cox's Mill is listed on the National Register. One of only 2 brick grist mills left in Tennessee. Open concept in design. Features 4,700 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms 2 baths, and wide plank hardwood. With HVAC and GeoThermal heat pump. New roof and gutters. Waterwheel and grindstone remain. Studio/workshop with fireplace. Located on 1 1/2 acres with deeded water rights. New Market schools, Carson Newman College, and 1 mile to Cherokee Lake. Louis Mogavero (865) 475-3587.


TX, Palestine

PALESTINE, TX Hodges Hill,  Victorian, c. 1895, completely renovated. This 10,000-sq.-ft. estate with quarters and ­architectural antiques ($500,000 appraised value) integrated into a seamless addition. With 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, elevator, game room, 2-story library, conservatory, solarium, loggia, gourmet kitchen, exquisite stain glass, patterned hardwoods, B & B wallpapers, 3-car garage with quarters and workshop. Potential B&B. Gene Garramone, agent, (214) 536-9501 cell, www.517hodges.com.


VA, Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Built c. 1913 as a school, Ecole offers Jeffersonian-inspired elegance with convenience of single-story living.  On a private 3-acre hilltop overlooking the historic hamlet of Batesville, it combines relaxed country living only minutes from Charlottesville. With mellow pine floors, custom built-ins, 4 bedrooms, 3 full/2 half-baths, it has been carefully updated to preserve its original heritage; $750,000. Charles Gay, owner/agent, BHG Real Estate III, (434) 817-6962/823-1897, www.caar.com MLS476308.


VA, Gloucester Co

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 home sites; $2,975,000. Sandra ­Hargett, Coldwell Banker/Chesapeake Bay Properties, (877) 229-7772. View at www.timberneckhall.com.


VA, Lexington, South Jefferson St

LEXINGTON, VA 111 South Jefferson Street. Rebirth of a ­historic gem! 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. Multiple-use zone. ­Restored shell of dependency fit for a studio, workshop, ­offices, etc; $1,175,000. Otis Mead, Mead Associates, (540) 463-7168, www.meadproperties.com.


VA, Lexington, 108 Lee Ave

LEXINGTON, VA 108 Lee Avenue. In the heart of the historic district is a well-maintained, finely decorated 1883 high ­Victorian Gothic home. With 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Decorative features include oriel window extending from second-floor bedroom, pine-paneled wainscoting, 2 four-window bay extensions, 2 coal-burning fireplaces, high gabled roof. Minutes walk to restaurants, theater, W&L University, library, and shopping; $499,900. Lucy Turner, Mead Associates, (540) 463-7168, www.meadproperties.com.


VA, Madison Co

MADISON COUNTY, VA Wonderful 52-plus-acre farm estate featuring a 3,006-sq.-ft. brick residence built c. 1810 with original details to include handsome mantels and heart-pine floors. Complete with stone summer kitchen, several barns and farm outbuildings, several streams, and distant Blue Ridge Mountain views. On National Register and is a Virginia Landmark; $995,000. For information, visit www.WoodbourneVa.com.  Steve McLean, McLean Faulconer Inc., (434) 295-1131, www.mcleanfaulconer.com.


VA, Norfolk, 1915

NORFOLK, VA 1915 Arts and Crafts home overlooks Elizabeth River. Enjoy sunrise from front porch with full water view. Features formal entrance, living room, and dining room with panned ceiling. Original wall lighting, crown and picture molding, oak floors, front and back staircases. Smoking room serves as office. With 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and full basement. Small community inlet will hold boat; $279,900. Joyce Howe, Rose and Womble Realty, (757) 334-0049, www.2712Chesterfield.info.


VA, Powhatan, Belnemus

POWHATAN, VA Belnemus, c. 1756, an elegant and grand ­Georgian plantation house with additions on 10 acres. With 5,244 sq. ft., high ceilings, magnificent mantels, double porches, updated baths and kitchen, and original winter kitchen in basement. Four outbuildings include the original icehouse and smokehouse. Long lane to home, sitting prominently on a knoll; $599,000. Dave Johnston, "The Old House Man"®, (804) 343-7123, www.AntiqueProperties.com


VA, Randolph

RANDOLPH, VA Charming 1905 Victorian Gothic set back on 15.3 acres on country road. Grand foyer with hardwood floors throughout, 6 fireplaces with original mantels, ­parlor with separate sunroom or office. Additional library room or den. Newly renovated country kitchen with stainless ­appliances, granite countertops, and pantry. Includes various outbuildings with 5-stall horse barn, rotational pastures, and riding rink. Max Sempowski, Antique Properties, (434) 391-4855, www.oldhouseproperties.com.


VA, Scottsville, 1830

SCOTTSVILLE, VA Old Hall, c. 1830. Outstanding Greek Revival with Federal elements near Charlottesville. With 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, English basement, 11-ft. ceilings, magnificent floors and mantels, and original patent locks. The grand entrance hall with elliptical arch is stunning. Solid brick throughout, Flemish bond in front, and American bond on sides and rear. Eligible for Virginia and National registers; $595,000. Charlottesville Country Properties, Ltd., (434) 964-0406, www.charlottesvillecountry.com.


VA, Staunton

STAUNTON, VA 1890 Italianate is complimented throughout with original details in pristine condition. Located in downtown historic district, this well-maintained 3,000-sq.-ft. home offers updated gracious living. Kitchen has unique, oversized, folding door that opens to a private screened porch.  Second-floor library could be 4th bedroom. Private office with bath and separate entrance on ground level. ­Listed with Premier Properties, Carol B. Morency, agent, (540) 294-2148, carolmorency@hotmail.com.


VA, Warsaw, Belle Ville

WARSAW, VA Belle Ville, c. 1830 Federal. Elegant, restored brick 2-story on English basement. Featuring original paneling, floors, mantels, windows, plaster, and more. With high ceilings, large rooms, +/-3,880 sq. ft., 2 baths, 6 ­relined fireplaces, and 2 kitchens. Located on 23.15 acres. Restorable office, schoolhouse, smokehouse, and formal garden. Has 30-x-60-ft. new metal building; $595,000. Dave Johnston,  "The Old House Man"®, (804) 343-7123, www.AntiqueProperties.com.  


WV, Martinsburg 

MARTINSBURG, WV Big brick painted lady Victorian on the best of "executive row" 3 blocks from commuter train to DC/Maryland suburbs. Fully updated and 95% restored. Has 20-plus rooms, 5-7 bedooms, many stained glass windows, spectacular parlor with wood ceilings nad 2 fireplaces. 18th century log home intact in basement. Orignal grain-painted doors, great bult-ins; $699,000. Take virtual tour from realtor.com listing. C. Snyder, broker, Snyder, Bailey Associates, (800) 544-1050 or www.SnyderBailey.com.