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MOBILE, AL Building, c. 1904, on 2 floors with 20,000 sq. ft., facades painstakingly restored to Park Service standards, handsome brick walls, 14-ft. ceilings, exposed structural timber, and rooftop views. In historic downtown surrounded by new office towers, courthouse expansion, new and totally refurbished historic hotels, restaurants, and ­other CBD amenities. Includes adjacent parking. Substantial tax advantages, equity incentive for major tenant. Fred Rendfrey, Downtown Mobile Alliance, (251) 434-8498.


LOS ANGELES, CA Rare opportunity to own Los Angeles' only Greene and Greene, the Lucy E. Wheeler Residence, c. 1905. Former home of noted restoration architect Martin Eli Weil, its historic character is well preserved. Protected by conservancy easement, the Wheeler Residence is located in a historic district in West Adams. Original lighting and built-ins, 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths; $775,000. David Raposa, City Living Realty, (323) 573-4202, www.CityLivingRealty.com.

NAPA VALLEY, CA Divine home: 1886 church in Pleasant Valley, PA, was moved to Napa Valley in 2000. Restored as unique 3-bedroom home in the vineyards with all new ­interior reflecting its historic past. Soaring 40-ft. cathedral ceiling, original stained-glass windows. In a private country ­setting on +/-10 acres, 5 minutes to town. Includes ­income-producing award-winning vineyard, 2-bedroom bungalow, barn, and outbuildings; $2,200,000. Frank ­Trozzo, ReMax, (707) 738-8483.

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO Victorian hotel on the National Register in the former Teller County Hospital built in 1901. Well-established business with same owners for 45 years. With 17 lovely guest rooms, open and enclosed front porches, solarium, rec room, and hot tub. Sits on 20 acres with a 50-space RV park in back of hotel with bathhouse. Located 1 hour west of Colorado Springs in beautiful Pikes Peak ­Country at 9,500 ft.; $1,500,000. Stephen Mackin, (719) 332-8788, www.cchospitalityhouse.com.

WASHINGTON, DC1211 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

KEY WEST, FL This Old Town Key West home, c. 1896, ­features classic sitting porches and nice curb appeal. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on first 2 floors and artist's studio with bath and kitchen on 3rd floor. Dade County pine, high ceilings, spacious great room, and unique historic artist's chute from the 3rd floor. Second-story sundeck, screened side porch, patio with hot tub, solar-heated pool, and ­orchid house. Offered at $1,750,000. Doug Mayberry Real Estate, (305) 292-6155, www.DougMayberry.com.


KEY WEST, FL 720 Eisenhower Dr. The meticulous reconstruction of this historic home, c. 1889, was completed 3 years ago. Attention to custom details and quality of construction make this a home for gracious living. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, living room with fireplace, elegant dining room, expansive master suite, and state-of-the-art theater room. The back opens to spectacular private garden and poolside pavilion; $4,795,000. Mitzi Krabill, Truman & Co. Inc., (305) 304-2629, mitzikrabill@msn.com.


SAVANNAH, GA Historic home, c. 1839, near Greene Square, 3 stories with spacious rooms, and a history ­spanning several generations. It has been passed on often from aunt to niece and has never been sold outside of the family until now. Last renovated in the 1970s with care and imagination, 509 East York Street is ready for the next phase of its historic life; $310,000. Ron Melander, Keller Williams Realty, (912) 441-7124 (c), (912) 232-8580 (o), Ron@ronmelander.com. MLS #71794


DIXON, IL Recently restored Italianate, c. 1855, on National Register. Located on historic Courthouse Square in neighborhood of other well-preserved buildings on Illinois Historic Landmarks Survey. Converted into 4 1,250-sq.-ft. apartments in 1926. Large rooms, marble fireplaces, new furnaces, A/C, roof, and garage. Many uses—offices, ­residence, condos. 90 minutes west of Chicago in pleasant river community; $395,000. John McLane, (815) 652-4677, www.dixonhistoricbuilding.com, mclane@grics.net.


PARK RIDGE, IL Stately 1900 10-room house conveniently located in the heart of town. Three blocks to train station, concerts in the park, fine restaurants. Last big property in Park Ridge. Beautifully maintained with 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 3 fireplaces, handsome office library, elevator, and antique handmade Chinese landscape wallpaper in dining room. Beautiful private grounds with heated sidewalk and dog run. Near O'Hare Airport and Chicago; $1,600,000. ­Elizabeth Albert, (847) 823-6578 or (847) 816-1620.

GREENCASTLE, IN Brick Italianate, c. 1875. Has 2,700 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and screened porch. Charming with period wallpaper, chandeliers, and window treatments. Nestled in favorite neighborhood near DePauw ­University campus. Walk to post office, library, and city park. Rural transit shuttle will transport you to any location within the county for a mere 75 cents. Annual property taxes $925; unfurnished $193,000, furnished at $208,000. ­­Call (317) 363-8088, lcsstjude@hotmail.com.

GREENUP COUNTY, KY Seven-room farmhouse, c. 1915, and log cabin, c. 1850, situated on a small creek. Located on 52 acres in northeast Kentucky hills. With new electric, plumbing, and HVAC. Secluded but within minutes of everything in the picturesque Tygart Valley, practically ­unchanged for generations. Historic covered bridge and old tobacco farms in the area; $195,000. Owner, (843) 763-0861, blackmailbox@comcast.net.

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.

FREDERICK, MD 1790 fully restored stone farmhouse on 9-plus acres with beautiful formal period gardens. Has 3,885 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 fireplaces, double back porches, and elevator. On Frederick County Landmarks Foundation Register. Conveniently located 2 miles northwest of historic Frederick City with charming shops and restaurants. Perfect weekend retreat for D.C./Baltimore area; $995,000. Call VA Associates, (202) 333-7179.

HOPEWELL, MD Cullen Homestead, c. 1820, National Register. Eastern Shore telescope, a vernacular style on the lower shore. Much of the original Federal woodwork ­remains. Original windows in the main block and all 5 fireplaces have ornate mantel and surround. The dining room has arched ceiling, built-in china cupboard, and fireplace. Native trees and perennial gardens: $199,900. Alice ­Fisher, Long and Foster R.E., Inc., (410) 430-1739 or (410) 546-3211, www.NationalRegisterProperties.com. #464411

PRINCESS ANNE, MD Hayman House Bed and Breakfast, c. 1898. This regal Queen Anne Victorian presides over Prince William Street in historic Princess Anne, a college town on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Guests can enjoy the porch and private patio after a day at the beach. Bed-and-breakfast offers 6 guest rooms with private baths, 3 sitting rooms, elegant dining room, parlor, and gift shop; $499,900. Alice Fisher, Long and Foster R.E., Inc., (410) 430-1739 or (410) 546-3211, www.NationalRegisterProperties.com. #455959

RED WING, MN National Register T.B. Sheldon House. Brick exterior, original interior with 7 fireplaces, ornate plasterwork, black walnut woodwork and shutters. Dramatic ceilings boast hand-painted details. All major rooms of the 5,770-sq.-ft. floor plan open from the magnificent central stair hall. Has 6 spacious bedrooms, 4 baths, and remodeled kitchen with granite countertops. Charming rear apartment with private access; $850,000. David Tonneson, Lakes Sotheby's International Realty, (612) 308-7044.

KANSAS CITY, MO National Register house built on 5 lots, c. 1892. A stunning example of Victorian architecture ­featuring 5-deep exterior brick with curved corners, custom friezes in sandstone trim, copper gutters, new concrete roof, and magnificent entry hall staircase. Original porte cochere, pocket doors, cherry, oak, and walnut woodwork, gourmet kitchen, 2 pantries, 7 fireplaces, leaded-glass ­windows, original parlor frieze, and updated mechanicals. Pam Gard, Reece and Nichols, (913) 384-8336.

GRENADA, MS Historic treasure, the Walthall-Townes Home was built in 1856. On a large lot with mature hardwoods, the location is the best of small-town ambience. Major renovations were made in 1962 for a prominent physician whose family has lived in the home for 4 generations. Master suite with divided bath, plus 3 additional bedrooms and 2 1/2 additional baths. Beautifully renovated and well maintained; $155,000. Coldwell Banker Landmark Realty, (662) 417-8244, Karen@cbgrenada.com.

CHARLOTTE, NC Historic Plantation, c. 1840, on 5.45 acres in desirable South Charlotte, 3503 Tilley Morris Road, near dining, shopping, Ballentyne, I-485, international airport. Restored Greek Revival with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 3 working fireplaces, heart-pine floors. Formal gardens, 2.3-acre fenced pasture, 2-horse barn, 2-story heated/cooled paneled garage, 520 sq. ft. upstairs game room/studio; $1,199,000. Randy Watson, Broker, (704) 517-9884, randy@hmproperties.com, www.Hennigan-Place.com.

EDENTON, NC The Paine House, c. 1845, is a coastal cottage with a center hall, 4 fireplaces, and original heart-pine floors and interior woodwork, including a unique Tudor Revival arch. The home features double parlors, library/den, dining room, kitchen, and downstairs master bedroom with 2 more bedrooms and full bath upstairs. The home is on a double lot with lovely gardens 2 blocks from the Edenton Bay on the Albemarke Sound; $525,000. Katherine Kopp, (919) 741-9444, kkopp3@gmail.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 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.

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.cdmilestone.com.

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/downstairs laundries, utility room; $2,950,000. Ed King, (908) 692-9213, nails462@aol.com.

SILVER CITY, NM Scenic foothills of the Gila Wilderness in southwest New Mexico. Magnificent 2,700-sq.-ft. brick home built 1891 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 den, hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, plus 1 fireplace outdoors. Two guesthouses, lovely enclosed brick patio, 3-car garage and ­storage. Located next door to WNMU—easy walk to downtown. View historic Boston Hill, rolling mountains from ­private 0.63-acre lot; $495,000. Becky Smith, (800) 234-0307 ext. 11, Becky@SmithRealEstate.com.

FRENCH WOODS, NY Marionette Farm, secluded renovated 1840s home with 1890s and 1919 additions. With 4,000 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, original wood floors and woodwork, all new systems, wood windows, wiring, plumbing, and insulation. On 140 acres—fields, woods, streams, ponds. Outbuildings, perennial gardens, stone walls, lake rights. Boating, trout fishing, hunting, and 4-season recreation, 2 hours 15 minutes from GWB/NYC; $1,400,000. (607) 637-5300, redhouse@hancock.net.

PULTNEYVILLE, NY The Manor House at Pultneyville. Stately c. 1813 treasure with 210 ft. of Lake Ontario frontage, sweeping lake views from most rooms. Has 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, modern kitchen, magnificent dining room, 3-car architecturally correct garage. Mature, majestic trees define the grounds. Large front porch overlooks the lake. Proximity to Rochester and Syracuse, general aviation at Sodus Williamson airport. Elizabeth Butler, Mitchell Pierson Jr., Inc. Realtors, (585) 586-6622 ext. 144.

SACKETS HARBOR, NY Fort Pike, c. 1812, former US Army Base, Lake Ontario. Historic Madison Barracks on National Register. Excellent waterfront residential and commercial property development 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; $2,500,000. Mike Campbell, (315) 646-3374, The Guard House, 85 Worth Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685.

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. Lewis Jacobsen, Hunter Foundation, (917) 575-1302.



STATEN ISLAND, NYC Shingle-and-brick City Landmark, c. 1848. Boardman-Mitchell House 3-story "look-outs" command Brooklyn Harbor. Original Italianate details inside and out. 2,600 sq. ft.: full-depth parlor, 6 bedrooms, tall floors and windows, sunny spacious rooms. Lot is street-to-street 60-x-200 ft. with rear porch, quiet garden, mature trees and shrubs, long driveway, garage. For artist, gardeners, car, antiques collector. Local bus to free ferry to lower Manhattan; $600,000. (718) 273-3800 ext. 16 or su@gatewayarmsrealty.com.




CHARLESTON, SC 17 Franklin Street. Theodore Whitney House, c. 1849. Exhibiting features of the late-Greek Revival and early-Italianate styles with its columned front portico, double-tiered side piazzas and oversized closed gable. Carriage house and kitchen house in the rear of property. The main structure is 3 apartments with beautiful molding, numerous fireplaces, and historic floors. Two blocks from Colonial Lake in the Historic District. Dan Ravenel, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty, (843) 723-7150.

CHARLESTON, SC This grand Victorian home was built in approximately 1880 and represents a wonderful opportunity to be a part of history. The home is currently configured as a bed-and-breakfast featuring 13 bedrooms, 11 baths, and 10 fireplaces. It is zoned multifamily. The home is ready for your renovation; $1,195,000. Contact Marshall Walker, ­The MarshallWalker.com Group at (843) 225-7007, www.MarshallWalker.com.

CHARLESTON, SC Charleston's first "skyscraper," the ­Peoples building completed in 1911 was designed by ­architect Victor Frohling. At the opening, President Taft said, "I don't believe that it did ruin the skyline, but if it did, the view from up here makes it worth it." This 3-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath condo features stunning views, security, and the best location in Charleston; $1,995,000. Contact Marshall Walker, The ­MarshallWalker.com Group, (843) 225-7007, www.MarshallWalker.com.

KNOXVILLE, TN Peters-Kilgore House, c. 1870s. Prominent 2,700-sq.-ft. National Register home in historic district with 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, library. Adjacent to park and greenway along creek, close to hospitals, universities, bus line, downtown, I-40, and I-75. Systems updated, pine and oak floors, original woodwork, doors, windows, with amazing detailing. Gracious George F. Barber verandas and unique open plan are perfect for entertaining; $267,500. Bob Evridge, (865) 660-0198, www.1319grainger.com.

ACCOMAC, VA Woodbourne. Original 2-room house, c. 1725. Transformed c. 1800 to the "big house, little house, colonnade, kitchen" architectural style unique to Virginia's Eastern Shore. Used as a Civil War hospital, then the first school in Accomac. Features +/-3,400 sq. ft., 5 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, curved ceiling in family room, and brick-floor passage, windmill, and antique corn stack; $259,000. Two adjacent 20- and 64-acre parcels also available. Robert Shields, (206) 363-0724, lymrcs@ieee.org.

ALEXANDRIA, VA Fawcett-Reeder House, c. 1799 farmhouse one of the earliest, most original dwellings in the ­historic district. Heart of Old Town with large garden and garage. Original weatherboard siding and floorboards, 7 relined fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths. Preserved rare woodwork, faux-finished cupboards, raised beveled panels. Preserved smokehouse, original privies, and cistern. New timber frame kitchen; $2,495,000. Paul Anderson, McEnearney Assoc., (703) 408-0676, www.paulvanderson.com.

CHESAPEAKE, VA Lisle Lindsay House, c. 1850, mostly ­restored Greek Revival on 2 acres. Has 2,381 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, and 4 fireplaces, exquisite woodwork. Still most of its original components. Unusual fluted porch columns that narrow as they rise. Not far from everything but in a neighborhood. Has been in family since built; $350,000. Dave Johnston, "The Old House Man"®, (804) 343-7123, www.AntiqueProperties.com.

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, rec room with 2nd 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, www.circlepix.com/home/dkkwng.

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.

LEXINGTON, VA Stone House. First public offering in 210 years. Zachariah Johnston's 1797 stone family home, in the meadows of Woods Creek and private golf course at town's edge. Updated by descendant Matthew Paxton, Jr. family with guidance of noted restoration architect Thomas Craven, preserving the original flooring, stone fireplaces, Georgian woodwork, and detailing. On the National Register; $1,500,000. Otis Mead or Robin Eddy, Mead Associates, (540) 463-7168, www.meadproperties.com.

LEXINGTON, VA Dunlap-Sauder House, classic valley brick farmhouse, c. 1848, on 2.94-acre wooded knoll. Near extraordinary college town with meadow and mountain views. Center hall, 2-over-2 plan with "T" wing, 7 rooms features handsome proportions, fireplaces, high ceilings, original wide floors and porches. Family kitchen has old cooking fireplace with 2 additional charming rooms above; $475,000. Otis Mead, Mead Associates, (540) 463-7168, www.meadproperties.com.

MCLEAN, VA Thomas Lewis House, c. 1730, on 4-plus acres. Original 2-story log house with 2 stone fireplaces, wide-plank floors, exposed beams, corner staircase to master bedroom. 21st-century addition includes eat-in kitchen with brick fireplace, 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths. With flagstone terrace, screened porch, swimming pool, 2 historic outbuildings. First time on market in 50 years; $2,650,000. Additional land available. Karen Washburn, Long & Foster Real Estate, (703) 759-2199, kwashgf@aol.com.

NATURAL BRIDGE, VA Forest Oaks, c. 1806-10, one of Rockbridge County's most spectacular historic homes, on 45 beautiful acres. On the National Register with 10,000 sq. ft. of exceptional living area, 24-plus rooms, 10 fireplaces, and rich English walnut trim. Magnificent views overlook pond, meadows, and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Large guest cottage and stable. Twelve miles from the historic college town of Lexington; $1,495,000. James Wm. Moore Real ­Estate Co., (540) 463-7080, www.jwmre.com.

SMITHFIELD, VA Queen Anne Victorian home 1901, ­restored to its original grandeur adorned with Victorian ­garden and century-old magnolia and crape myrtles overlooking Little Creek. Five minute walk to Main Street, marina, and nature park with walking paths through the ­marshes. Golf, 10 minutes by car. Recognized by the ­National Register with 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 5 fireplaces, full attic, basement, and elevator; $1,195,000. ­Owner, (212) 595-6510.

WINCHESTER, VA The Peter Miller House, c. 1800, historic 3-bedroom, 1-full, 2-half bath 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. Refinished wide pine floors, interior storms, nice private patio, and backyard. Quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance of downtown. Commercial potential. Close to D.C.; $269,000. Owner (540) 465-4964.

DORSET, VT The Old Stone House, landmark 8,000-sq.-ft. estate on the National Register. Built c. 1820 from marble quarried onsite. Formal gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Charles Downing Lay, providing 3 levels of Italian gardens and stonework. Beautiful paneling in main living area said to be from tavern frequented by Ethan Allen. One-of-a-kind property; $2,250,000. Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty, (802) 362-5040, www.vermontcountryproperties.com.