House hunting: 6 homes on the move
Walter Mill, New York. This 17th-century post-and-beam barn, one of six in the United States, was shipped piece by piece from a farm in Windsor, England. The 2,729-square-foot, four-bedroom home has wide-plank pine floors, oak timber beams, and 28-foot ceilings.
The 1.2-acre property sits across from 83 acres of protected land. $3,295,000. Richard Doyle, Douglas Elliman, (516) 729-4873.
Franklin Township, Pennsylvania. Built in 1780, this four-bedroom log cabin was disassembled and moved by truck in 1982. Amenities including a large post-and-beam addition, a double-sided fireplace, and custom windows were added in subsequent years.
The property features a pool, a clay tennis court, and a two-bedroom apartment above a three-car garage. $624,900. Kitty Sue Pfhal, Howard Hanna, (724) 452-1100.
Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The Minka House was built in 1850 during the Edo period in the northern part of Japan. The timber-framed farmhouse is made of keyaki wood and carved pine beams.
The home is dismantled and ready for transport from Japan. Designs for a modern kitchen, bathrooms, floor heating, and audiovisual systems are included. $1,350,000. Terrence Maitland, Landvest, (617) 357-8949.
Los Angeles. The Higgins-Verbeck house was built along Wilshire Boulevard in 1902 and then relocated in 1923 to the Hancock Park neighborhood. John C. Austin, architect of the Griffin Park Observatory, designed the eight-bedroom home.
Features include ornate woodwork, a screening room, an outdoor terrace, and a one-bedroom guesthouse. $5,888,000. David Parnes and James Harris, The Agency, (424) 400-5916.
Wilton, Connecticut. This three-bedroom saltbox house was originally a parsonage and was relocated in the early 1800s to its current lot. In 1949, a carriage house from a nearby church was moved to become an addition.
The contemporary interior includes French doors, exposed beams, and wainscoting. The 3.3-acre property features a terrace, large trees, and stone walls. $899,000. Fatou Niang, William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty, (212) 961-7428.
Grimesland, North Carolina. The Laughinghouse-Fawcett House, in Pitt County is available free of charge and can be moved within 50 miles of its current location. The six-bedroom home features French doors with transoms, 11-foot ceilings, a grand entry hallway, a Victorian hall screen, and eight fireplace mantels. The buyer must pay moving costs and obtain approval of the site from Preservation North Carolina. Claudia Deviney, Preservation North Carolina, (252) 482-7455.
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